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Applied Vocabulary List 3. Abase ( v .). To reduce or lower in reputation Synonyms – degrade, shame, put down, humble Antonyms – raise, uplift, honor, dignify. Abomination ( n .). Anything greatly disliked; a shameful action Synonyms – obscenity, horror, disgust, disgrace

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abase v
Abase (v.)
  • To reduce or lower in reputation
  • Synonyms – degrade, shame, put down, humble
  • Antonyms – raise, uplift, honor, dignify
abomination n
Abomination (n.)
  • Anything greatly disliked; a shameful action
  • Synonyms – obscenity, horror, disgust, disgrace
  • Antonyms – joy, pleasure, admiration, satisfaction
allot v
Allot (v.)
  • To distribute by portion; parcel out
  • Synonyms – assign, allocate, dole out, dispense
  • Antonyms – withhold, retain, deny, refuse
blatant adj
Blatant (adj.)
  • Very obvious
  • Synonyms – flagrant, unmistakable, glaring
  • Antonyms – subtle, unnoticeable, hidden
cajole v
Cajole (v.)
  • To persuade by flattery or promises
  • Synonyms – coax, sweet-talk, entice
  • Antonyms – threaten, force, coerce
demur v
Demur (v.)
  • Take exception to
  • Synonyms – object, protest, disagree
  • Antonyms – agree, consent, accept
detrimental adj
Detrimental (adj.)
  • Damaging, harmful
  • Synonyms – unfavorable, dangerous, injurious
  • Antonyms – beneficial, advantageous
fa ade n
Façade (n.)
  • A false or artificial appearance
  • Synonyms – mask, disguise, cover
garble v
Garble (v.)
  • To confuse unintentionally
  • Synonyms – jumble, distort, muddle
  • Antonyms – make clear, clarify, straighten out
hyperbole n
Hyperbole (n.)
  • An obvious or intentional exaggeration
  • Synonyms – overstatement, magnification
  • Antonyms – understatement, underestimation
iconoclast n
Iconoclast (n.)
  • A person who attacks cherished beliefs and traditions
  • Synonyms – dissenter, rebel, nonconformist, revolutionary
insidious adj
Insidious (adj.)
  • Seductive, but harmful, cunningly deceitful
  • Synonyms – sinister, menacing, crafty, treacherous
  • Antonyms – upright, straightforward, sincere, honest
lethargic adj
Lethargic (adj.)
  • Drowsy; sluggish
  • Synonyms – lazy, inert, tired, weary
  • Antonyms – energetic, active, alert
onerous adj
Onerous (adj.)
  • Troublesome; causing hardship
  • Synonyms – burdensome, difficult, arduous, painful
  • Antonyms – easy, simple, effortless
pedantic adj
Pedantic (adj.)
  • Overly concerned with little details
  • Synonyms – finicky, nitpicking, fussy, meticulous
  • Antonyms – general, comprehensive, vague
profuse adj
Profuse (adj.)
  • Abundant; in great amount
  • Synonyms – generous, bountiful, teeming, prolific
  • Antonyms – scanty, skimpy, sparse, meager
rapport n
Rapport (n.)
  • A harmonious relation; connection
  • Synonyms – understanding, empathy, fellowship
  • Antonyms – misunderstanding, conflict, dissention
sporadic adj
Sporadic (adj.)
  • Happening at irregular intervals in time
  • Synonyms – spotty, scattered, occasional, infrequent
  • Antonyms – continuous, regular, steady, constant
transient adj
Transient (adj.)
  • Lasting only a short time
  • Synonyms – temporary, brief, momentary
  • Antonyms – permanent, long-lasting, perpetual
turgid adj
Turgid (adj.)
  • Swollen, overflowing
  • Synonyms – puffy, bloated, inflated
  • Antonyms – shrunken, contracted