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Lesson 9

benign

blithe

bumpkin

corroborate

culpable

frenetic

hortatory

indecorous

orotund

penultimate

pervasive

provocative

recrimination

soporific

toady

Lesson 9


Provocative
provocative

  • Tending to excite or stimulate

  • Syn: provoking; exciting

  • Ant: dull; boring


Bumpkin
bumpkin

  • An unsophisticated, awkward person

  • Syn: yokel; hayseed; rube

  • Ant: intellectual


Toady
toady

  • A person who flatters for personal gain

  • Syn: sycophant; flatter


Culpable
culpable

  • Deserving blame or condemnation; guilty

  • Syn: blameworthy; liable

  • Ant: innocent; blameless


Hortatory
hortatory

  • Encouraging; inciting

  • Syn: exhorting

  • Ant: discouraging; dampening


Penultimate
penultimate

  • Next to last


Orotund
orotund

  • Full and rich in sound (in speech)

  • Syn: resonant; resounding

  • Ant: quiet; reserved


Blithe
blithe

  • Carefree and lighthearted

  • Syn: cheerful; radiant

  • Ant: burdened; worried; troubled


Soporific
Soporific

  • Tending to induce sleep.

  • Syn: somniferous; monotonous

  • Ant: dramatic; exciting; stimulating


Pervasive
pervasive

  • Permeating; spreading throughout

  • Syn: sweeping; persistent

  • Ant: contained; restricted; limited


Benign
benign

  • Beneficial; favorable

  • Syn: benevolent; harmless

  • Ant: harmful; malevolent


Frenetic
frenetic

  • Wildly excited

  • Syn: frenzied; frantic

  • Ant: calm, composed


Recrimination
Recrimination

  • A counteraccusation

  • Syn: countercharge


Indecorous
indecorous

  • Lacking good taste; improper

  • Syn: inappropriate; vulgar

  • Ant: decent


Corroborate
corroborate

  • To strengthen by adding evidence

  • Syn: confirm; substantiate; validate

  • Ant: contradict.


Lesson 10

circuitous

circumlocution

depredate

indolent

largesse

luminous

majordomo

perambulate

perquisite

polemical

probity

tacit

timorous

untenable

veneer

Lesson 10


Majordomo
majordomo

  • A chief butler or assistant


Untenable
untenable

  • Impossible to defend or justify

  • Syn: groundless; unsupported; indefensible

  • Ant: sound; irrefutable


Perambulate
perambulate

  • To walk about; to stroll

  • Syn: saunter; wander


Veneer
veneer

  • A thin, attractive layer that conceals something common or coarse

  • Syn: disguise; gloss; façade.


Timorous
timorous

  • timid

  • Syn: bashful; sheepish; reticent

  • Ant: bold; confident; courageous


Luminous
luminous

  • Emitting light

  • Syn: glowing; radiant

  • Ant: dim; dark


Circuitous
circuitous

  • Indirect; roundabout

  • Syn: meandering

  • Ant: direct; straight


Perquisite
perquisite

  • Tip or payment in addition to regular wages

  • Syn: fringe benefit; perk; benefit


Probity
probity

  • Integrity; respectability

  • Syn: rectitude; decency; trustworthiness

  • Ant: wickedness; impeity


Polemical
polemical

  • Relating to controversy or argument.

  • Syn: controversial; contentious

  • Ant: indisputable; agreeable


Tacit
tacit

  • Indicated but not expressed; implied silently

  • Syn: hinted; suggested; unspoken

  • Ant: explicit; frank


Largesse
largesse

  • generosity

  • Syn: magnanimity; munificence

  • Ant: stinginess


Indolent
indolent

  • lazy

  • Syn: torpid; idle; lethargic

  • Ant: industrious; busy; productive


Circumlocution
circumlocution

  • Unnecessarily wordy or evasive language

  • Syn: discursiveness; indirectness; evasion

  • Ant: conciseness; brevity


Depredate
depredate

  • To plunder and pillage

  • Syn: pilfer; ransack, revenge

  • Ant: enhance


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