Flashcards in Unit 9 Deck (20):
To make less in amount degree etc. to subside become less. To nullify. To deduct omit.
Syn. Diminish. Decrease.
Ant. Intensify. Increase. Wax
Praise or flattery that is excessive.
Ant. Odium. Scorn. Derision. Ridicule.
An object of intense dislike. A curse or strong denunciation.
Syn. Malediction. Imprecation. Abomination.
Ant. Benediction. Blessing.
Shrewd. Crafty. Showing practical wisdom
Syn. Acute. Sagacious. Judicious.
Ant. Obtuse. Doltish. Dumb. Empty headed
A greedy desire. Particularly for wealth.
Syn. Cupidity. Rapacity. Acquisitiveness
Deserving blame. Worthy of condemnation.
Syn. Peccant. Delinquent. Guilty
Ant. Blameless. Meritorious. Laudable
Tending to delay or procrastinate. Not prompt. Intended to delay or postpone.
Syn. Stalling. Laggard. Tardy. Slow
Ant. Prompt. Expeditious
Conspicuous. Standing out from the mass.
Syn. Glaring. Flagrant. Blatant
Ant. Unnoticeable. Paltry. Piddling
To speak out or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation. To be deliberately vague or ambiguous.
Syn. Palter. Hedge.
Ant. Speak ones mind.
Vanishing. Soon passing away. Light and airy.
Syn. Ephemeral. Transient. Transitory
Ant. Everlasting. Immortal. Imperishable
Unable to make up ones mind. Hesitating
Syn. Indecisive b vacillating. Wavering
Ant. Determined. Decisive. Unwavering
Cloudlike. Resembling a cloud. Cloudy in color. Not transparent. Vague. Confused. Indistinct.
Syn. Hazy. Fuzzy. Cloudy. Vague. Murky. Opaque. Indeterminate.
Ant. Definite. Distinct. Clear. Sharply focused
One who is just beginning at some activity requiring skill and experience
Syn. Neophyte. Tyro. Trainee. Apprentice
Ant. Veteran. Past master. Pro. Expert
Extreme poverty. Barrenness. Insufficiency
Syn destitution. Indigence. Want.
Ant. Affluence. Abundance. Luxury. Opulence
Done for show. Striving to make a big impression. Claiming merit or position unjustifiably. Making demands on ones skill or abilities. Ambitious.
Syn. Inflated. Ostentatious. Affected.
Ant. Unassuming. Unaffected. Modest
To review a series of facts. To sum up.
Syn. Review. Summarize. Sum up. Go over.
To revive. Bring back from consciousness or existence.
Syn. Revitalize. Reanimate. Restore. Reactivate
Untidy. Dirty. Careless
Syn. Unkempt. Slatternly. Slipshod. Lax.
Ant. Neat. Tidy. Careful. Meticulous.
Something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
Syn. Assumption. Presumption. Hypothesis.