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Flashcards in Vocab 4 Deck (18):
1

to relieve, make more bearable

Alleviate

2

the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

Antithesis

3

to fill with dismay and horror

Appall

4

warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome

Bellicose

5

to belittle, speak slightingly of, to undervalue

Disparage

6

not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds

Dissonant

7

amusingly odd

Droll

8

an order issued by someone in authority

Edict

9

promptness, willingness, dispatch, celerity

Alacrity

10

lessen, lighten, ally, mitigate, assuage

Alleviate

11

contrary, antipode

Antithesis

12

shock, stun, stupefying, horrify

Appall

13

aggressive, combative, belligerent

Bellicose

14

degrade, decry, run down, underrate

Disparage

15

grating, strident, unmelodious, irreconcilable

Dissonant

16

comical, humorous, whimsical, zany

Droll

17

command, decree, proclamation

Edict

18

a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action

Alacrity