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Group 8A. Animosity : (n) strong dislike; bitter hostility Ex: the growing animosity between the rival factions Apathy : (n) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest Ex: greeted my idea with total apathy Apprehensive : (adj) fearful or anxious, especially about the future

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group 8a
Group 8A

Animosity: (n) strong dislike; bitter hostility

Ex: the growing animosity between the rival factions

Apathy: (n) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

Ex: greeted my idea with total apathy

Apprehensive: (adj) fearful or anxious, especially about the future

Ex: tired to calm the apprehensive parents

Commend: (v) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of

Ex: commend her for her excellent grades

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Compatible: (adj) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system

Ex: statements not compatible with facts

Condolence: (n) an expression of sympathy

Ex: a condolence card

Consecrate: (v) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for special purpose

Ex: consecrate the new church

Decrepit: (adj) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

Ex: unwilling to ride in a decrepit old car

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Deride: (v) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

Ex: deride our accomplishments

Ingenuous: (adj) innocent, simple; frank, sincere

Ex: take advantage of the ingenuous youth

animosity apathy apprehensive commend compatible
Animosity ApathyApprehensive Commend Compatible
  • To praise, pat on the back; to entrust
  • Worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
  • Indifference, disinterest, detachment
  • Enmity, rancor, antipathy
  • Harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
  • Define: Condolence, Consecrate, Decrepit, Deride, Ingenuous
synonyms a
Synonyms: A
  • Infirm, dilapidated, rickety, broken-down
  • To devote, dedicate; to sanctify
  • Naïve, artless, guileless, candid
  • To praise, pat on the back; to entrust
  • Worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
  • Commiseration, solace, sympathy
  • Indifference, disinterest, detachment
  • Enmity, rancor, antipathy
  • To mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at
  • Harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
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Decrepit

  • Consecrate
  • Ingenuous
  • Commend
  • Apprehensive
  • Condolence
  • Apathy
  • Animosity
  • Deride
  • Compatible
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Group 8B

Multifarious: (adj) having great variety; numerous and diverse

Ex: a busy schedule of multifarious activities

Obsolete: (adj) out of date, no longer in use

Ex: get rid of the obsolete machinery

Omnivorous: (adj) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

Ex: an omnivorous animal

Parsimonious: (adj) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

Ex: his parsimonious employer (Mr. Scrooge)

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Quandary: (n) a state of perplexity or doubt

Ex: help us out of this quandary

Recalcitrant: (adj) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

Ex: threaten to punish the recalcitrant children

Reprisal: (n) an injury done in return for injury

Ex: fear what they will do in reprisal

Revel: (v) to take great pleasure in

(n) a wild celebration

Ex: revel in the attention

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Stultify: (v) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

Ex: stultify by the oppressive heat

Suave: (adj) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

Ex: a suave man-about-town

synonyms 8 all
Synonyms: 8 All
  • infirm, dilapidated, rickety, broken-down
  • To devote, dedicate; to sanctify
  • Naïve, artless, guileless, candid
  • Varied, manifold, heterogeneous
  • To praise, pat on the back; to entrust
  • Worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
  • Retaliation, revenge, retribution
  • Commiseration, solace, sympathy
  • Sophisticated, urbane, polished
  • indifference, disinterest, detachment
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Decrepit

  • Consecrate
  • Ingenuous
  • Multifarious
  • Commend
  • Apprehensive
  • Reprisal
  • Condolence
  • Suave
  • apathy
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11. frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, “cheap”

12. To smother, stifle; to neutralize, negate

13. all-devouring, voracious

14. To relish, savor, bask in; to carouse

15. confusion; a dilemma, predicament

16. unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery

17. enmity, rancor, antipathy

18. outmoded, antiquated, passé, “old hat”

19. To mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at

20. harmonious, in agreement, like-minded

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11. Parsimonious

12. Stultify

13. Omnivorous

14. Revel

15. Quandary

16. Recalcitrant

17. Animosity

18. Obsolete

19. Deride

20. Compatible