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Vocab Unit 2 Level C

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop
Level C

antics(n. pl.) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions (syn) pranks, shenanigans
avowed(adj. part.) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged (syn) admitted, sworn (ant)unacknowledged, undisclosed
banter(v) to exchange playful remarks, tease; (n) talk that is playful and teasing (syn) (n) joking, raillery (ant) (n) serious talk
bountiful(adj) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly (syn) liberal, adundant, copious (ant) scarce, scantly, in short supply
congested(adj. part.) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess (syn) jammed, packed, choked (ant) uncluttered, unimpeded
detriment(n) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss or damage (syn) hinderance, liability (ant) advantage, help, plus
durable(adj) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; (n. pl) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years (syn) (adj) long-lasting, enduring (ant) (adj) fragile, perishable, fleeting, ephemeral
enterprising(adj) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination (syn) vigorous, ambitious, aggressive, audacious (ant) lazy, indolent, timid, diffident
frugal(adj)economical; avoiding waste and luxury; scantly, poor, meager (syn) thrifty, skimpy (ant) wasteful, improvident, lavish, extravagant
gingerly(adj.,adv.) with extreme care or caution (syn) adv) cautiously, warily, circumspectly (ant) (adv) firmly, confidently, aggressively
glut(v)to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing; (n) an oversupply (syn) (v) flood, inundate; (n) surplus, plethora (ant) (n) shortage, scarcity, dearth, paucity
incognito(adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; (n) the state of being disguised, a person in disguise (ant) (adj) undisguised
invalidate(v) to make valueless, take away all force or effect (syn) cancel, annul, disapprove, discredit (ant) support, confirm, back up, legalize
legendary(adj) described in well-known stories; existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life (syn) mythical, fabulous, famous, celebrated
maim(v) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
minimize(v) to make as small as possible, make the least of, to make smaller than before (syn) belittle, downplay, underrate (ant) magnify, enlarge, exaggerate
oblique(adj)slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct (syn) diagonal, indirect (ant) direct, straight to the point
veer(v) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
venerate(v) to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect (syn) worship, revere, idolize (ant) despise, detest, ridicule, deride
wanton(adj) reckless, heartless, unjustifiable, loose in morals (n) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals (syn) (adj) rash, malicious, spiteful, unprovoked (ant) (adj) justified, morally strict, responsible

English 11AP, English 10 PreAP, ACT Prep, Mythology

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