Flashcards in Toefl Vocabulary List (Cram) Deck (20)
To give up completely – abandoned the sinking ship.
Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake:
To lose self–confidence; to confuse, put to shame – abashed before the assembled dignitaries.
Synonyms: fluster, disconcert, discomfit, discompose Antonym: (adj.) self–possessed
To give up claim to – abdicated the throne
Synonyms: renounce, abandon, relinquish
To encourage –or support – treacherously abetted the enemy.
Synonyms: spur, incite. Antonym: deter
to shorten – abridged his lengthy speech.
Synonyms: curtail, diminish, retrench. Anthonyms: protract, elongate, amplify
Synonyms: annul, nullify, rescind, void
Moderate in the use of food or drink – abstemious in his habits.
Pertaining to school; theoretical academic interests; an academic discussion, with no practical implications.
To agree to –accede to a request.
Synonym: assent. Antonym: demur
To quicken, speed tip – took an accelerated course in order to graduate early.
Synonym: expedite (adj. expeditious) Antonym: retard
An award or salute – a tremendous accolade for a returning hero.
Synonyms: tribute, ovation
Agreement or harmony – in full accord with his view.
Synonyms: concord, concurrence. Antonyms:dissension, discord
Sharp or harsh in language or temper – stung by the acrimonious remark.
Synonyms:caustic, acerb, pungent, tart, mordant, acrid; (noun) asperity. Antonyms:suave, affable
Keenness of mind or insight – showing exceptional business acumen.
Synonyms:perspicacity, discernment, perception. Antonym:obtuseness
(noun: ADMONITION): To warn or find fault gently – admonishing the unruly child.
Synonyms:chide, caution, reprimand, reprehend, reproach
(adj.: ADVERSE): An opponent – his adversary in a bitter debate.
Synonym:antagonist. Antonyms:cohort, confederate, ally, accomplice
Misfortune – calm in the face of adversity.
Synonyms:affliction, mischance, reverses
Pertaining to the beautiful – interested in aesthetic values rather than in purely practical affairs.
Sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner a much admired, affable gentleman.
Synonyms: civil, complaisant, benign, gracious, genial, urbane, cordial. Antonyms:curt, brusque, rude, boorish, surly