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Flashcards in Vocal List 14 Deck (20):
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Acquiesce

(verb) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
Synonyms: comply with Antonyms: resist, protest

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Allure

(verb) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (noun) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
Synonyms: beguile
Antonyms: repel

3

Askew

(adjective) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
Synonyms: awry
Antonyms: symmetrical

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Blithe

(adjective) cheerful; lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
Synonyms: carefree
Antonyms: glum

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Contentious

(adjective) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
Synonyms: argumentative Antonyms: agreeable

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Covet

(verb) to desire something belonging to another
Synonym: crave Antonyms: disdain

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Crestfallen

(adjective) discouraged, dejected, downcast
Synonyms: despondent Antonyms: elated

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Disheveled

(adjective) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
Synonyms: untidy
Antonyms: tidy

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Exponent

(noun) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
Synonym: defender
Antonym: critic

10

Garrulous

(adjective) given to much talking, tediously chatty
Synonyms: talkative
Antonyms: reticent,

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Insuperable

(adjective) incapable of being overcome
Synonyms: invincible Antonyms: surmountable

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Lamentable

(adjective) to be regretted or pitied
Synonyms: deplorable
Antonyms: praiseworthy

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Misnomer

(noun) tan unsuitable or misleading name
Synonyms: misnaming
Antonyms: straight

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Profess

(verb) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
Synonyms: assert
Antonyms: disclaim

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Respite

(noun) a period of relief or rest
Synonyms: interval

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Retribution

(noun) a repayment; a deserved punishment
Synonym: recompense, requital

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Sinuous

(adjective) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
Synonyms: twisting
Antonyms: direct

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Sonorous

(adjective) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
Synonyms: resonant
Antonyms: tinny

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Vanguard

(noun) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
Synonyms: forefront
Antonyms: rear guard

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Wastrel

(noun) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good for nothing
Synonyms: loafer
Antonyms: tightwad