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SAT/ACT Vocabulary Unit 7. Austere. ( adj ) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury; simple, plain, harsh or sour in flavor Syn : unadorned, subdued Ant: luxurious, flamboyant. *Beneficent. ( adj ) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

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austere
Austere

(adj) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury; simple, plain, harsh or sour in flavor

  • Syn: unadorned, subdued
  • Ant: luxurious, flamboyant
beneficent
*Beneficent

(adj) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

  • Syn: humanitarian, magnanimous
  • Ant: selfish, deleterious
cadaverous
*Cadaverous

(adj) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

  • Syn: haggard, emaciated
  • Ant: robust, healthy
concoct
Concoct

(v) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up, to devise, invent, fabricate

  • Syn: create, fashion
crass
Crass

(adj) rude; unfeeling; stupid (in the sense of not thinking before speaking/acting)

  • Syn: vulgar, crude
  • Ant: refined, polished
debase
*Debase

(v) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

  • Syn: corrupt, demean
  • Ant: elevate, uplift
desecrate
*Desecrate

(v) to commit sacrilege upon; treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

  • Syn: profane, defile
  • Ant: revere, consecrate
disconcert
Disconcert

(v) to confuse, to disturb the composure of

  • Syn: faze, perturb
  • Ant: relax, calm
grandiose
Grandiose

(adj) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur; absurdly exaggerated

  • Syn: majestic, bombastic
  • Ant: simple, modest
inconsequential
Inconsequential

(adj) trifling, unimportant

  • Syn: trivial, petty
  • Ant: essential, crucial
infraction
Infraction

(n) breaking a law or obligation

Syn: transgression, offense

mitigate
Mitigate
  • (v) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
  • Syn: relieve, alleviate
  • Ant: aggravate, exacerbate
pillage
Pillage
  • (v) to rob of goods by open force; plunder; (n) to act of looting or the goods stolen
  • Syn: (v) ravage, loot
prate
Prate

(v) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

  • Syn: chatter, blabber
punctilious
Punctilious
  • (adj) very careful and exact; attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
  • Syn: precise, exacting
  • Ant: careless, negligent
redoubtable
*Redoubtable
  • (adj) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
  • Syn: formidable, fearsome
  • Ant: laughable, contemptible
reprove
*Reprove

(v) to find fault with; scold, rebuke

  • Syn: chide, reproach
  • Ant: praise, commend
restitution
Restitution

(n) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

Syn: compensation, reimbursement

stalwart
*Stalwart
  • (adj) strong and sturdy, brave, resolute, valiant; (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
  • Syn: intrepid, valiant
  • Ant: weak, irresolute
vulnerable
Vulnerable
  • (adj) open to attack, capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
  • Syn: defenseless, unguarded
  • Ant: invincible, protected