Vocabulary is tested weekly
Unit 2, Part 2.1
Incognito: in a disguised state, under an assumed name; the state of being disguised or a person in disguise.
Synonym: camouflaged, disguised, unknown
Antonym: known, unhidden
Invalidate: to make valueless, take away all force or effect.
Synonym: undermine, weaken, overrule, undo
Antonym: validate, allow, help, permit
Legendary: described in well-known stories; existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life.
Synonym: fabled, mythical, unhistorical
Antonym: factual, real
Maim: to cripple or disable
Synonym: mangle, mutilate, maul, damage, mar
Antonym: aid, improve, beautify, men
Minimize: to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
Synonym: decrease, lessen, shrink, diminish
Antonym: develop, increase, expand, increase, grow
Oblique: slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct.
Synonym: diagonal, inclining, tilting, angled
Antonym: direct, forthright
Unit 2, Part I:
Antics: ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions.
Synonym: Shenanigans, tomfoolery
Avowed: declared openly and without shame.
Synonym: declared, confessed
Banter: to exchange playful remarks, tease; talk that is playful and teasing.
Synonym: kidding, repartee
Bountiful: giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly.
Congested: overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess.
Synonym: overcrowded, overflowing
Detriment: harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss or damage.
Synonym: harm, disadvantage
Antonym: benefit, advantage
Durable: sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; consumer goods used repeatedly over a number of years.
Synonym: sturdy, dependable
Antonym: temporary, weak
Enterprising: energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination.
Synonym: ambitious, hard-working
Antonym: lazy, lethargic
Frugal: economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager.
Antonym: spendthrift, wasteful
Gingerly: with extreme care or caution.
Synonym: dainty, cautious
Antonym: rough, careless
Glut: to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing; an oversupply.
Synonym: oversupply, excess
Antonym: lack, need
Unit 1 words:
Apparel: clothing that serves as dress or decoration; to put clothes on, dress up.
Synonym: attire, garments, clothes
Antonym: undress, unclothe
Compress: to press together’ to reduce in size; a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury
Synonym: condense, shrink
Antonym: expand, enlarge
Denounce: to condemn openly; to accuse formally
Synonym: criticize, censure
Antonym: hail, acclaim
Douse: To plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish
Synonym: soak, drench, immerse
Antonym: kindle, dehydrate, ignite
Expressly: plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose
Synonym: explicitly, clearly, plainly
Antonym: ambiguously, broadly
Famished: suffering from extreme hunger or from lack of something.
Synonym: hungry, starved
Antonym: full, sated
Forsake: to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon
Synonym: abandon, desert, leave
Antonym: keep, possess, reclaim
Inept: totally without skill or appropriateness
Synonym: incapable, unfit, unskilled
Antonym: skilled, competent, expert
Libel: a statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; to write or publish such a statement
Synonym: malign, slander
Antonym: acclaim, honor, praise
Oaf: a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow individual
Synonym: bonehead, dunce, clod, lout, thickhead
Antonym: genius, Brainiac, intellectual, sage
Repast: a meal, food
Synonym: meal, victuals, food
Unit 1, Part I words:
· Misgiving: A feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty.
o S: worry, qualm, hesitation
o A: confidence, assurance
· Gainful: profitable, bringing in money or some special advantage.
o S: paying
o A: unprofitable, unrewarding, nonpaying
· Irked: irk means to annoy
o S: bother, annoy, irritate, vex
o A: please, cheer, gladden
· Egregious – outstandingly bad, shocking
o S: terrible, horrible, atrocious, horrendous, abhorrent, abominable, awful
o A: good, nice, pleasant
· Besiege: to attack by surrounding with military forces OR to cause worry or trouble.
o S: pressure, surround, hound
· Dispatch – to send off for a purpose OR to kill OR an official message OR promptness, speed OR the act of killing.
o S: report, communication OR send OR kill
o A: recall, withhold
· Instantaneous: Done in an instant! Immediate
o S: prompt, quick, speedy, instantly
o A: slow, delayed
· Ingenious: showing amazing originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness OR clever, very intelligent.
o S: imaginative, inventive, resourceful
o A: unimaginative, unoriginal, uninventive
· Recede: to go or move backward OR to become distant
o S: retreat, ebb
o A: advance
· Immense: very large or great OR beyond ordinary means of measurement.
o S: vast, enormous, gigantic
o A: small, tiny, infinitesimal, minute