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Vocabulary Level F. Unit 10. ACCRUE. (v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result Syn : collect, accumulate, proceed from Ant: dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen. ANNOTATION. (n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work. BEDLAM.

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accrue
ACCRUE
  • (v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
  • Syn: collect, accumulate, proceed from
  • Ant: dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen
annotation
ANNOTATION
  • (n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
BEDLAM
  • (n.) a state or scene of uproar an confusion
  • Syn: commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
  • Ant: peace and quiet, order, tranquility
covert
COVERT
  • (adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded
  • (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
  • Syn: undercover, clandestine, sub-rosa
  • Ant: open, overt, undisguised
debonair
DEBONAIR
  • (adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
  • Syn: carefree, jaunty, gracious, suave, urbane
  • Ant: distraught, agitated, boorish, churlish
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DUN
  • (v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt
  • (n.) a creditor
  • (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy
  • Syn: hound, pester, harass, nag
efficacious
EFFICACIOUS
  • (adj.) effective, producing results
  • Syn: effectual, efficient, potent, powerful
  • Ant: ineffective, worthless, useless
equanimity
EQUANIMITY
  • (n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic
  • Syn: tranquility, imperturbability
  • Ant: excitability, flappability, agitation
fortuitous
FORTUITOUS
  • (adj.) accidental, occurring by a happy chance
  • Syn: unintentional, unplanned, random, lucky
  • Ant: intentional, deliberate, premeditated
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GIST
  • (n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
  • Syn: substance, core, nucleus
gratuitous
GRATUITOUS
  • (adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
  • Syn: voluntary, unjustified, uncalled-for
  • Ant: justified, warranted
imperious
IMPERIOUS
  • (adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
  • Syn: domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
  • Ant: fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming
invective
INVECTIVE
  • (n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language
  • (adj.) abusive, vituperative
  • Syn: vituperation, abuse, diatribe, philippic
  • Ant: tribute, panegyric, encomium
motley
MOTLEY
  • (adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors
  • (n.) a jester’s costume; a jester
  • Syn: variegated, heterogeneous, diverse, fool
  • Ant: uniform, homogenous, monochromatic
munificent
MUNIFICENT
  • (adj.) extremely generous, lavish
  • Syn: bounteous, liberal
  • Ant: stingy, miserly, tightfisted, parsimonious
procrastinate
PROCRASTINATE
  • (v.) to delay, put off until later
  • Syn: stall, temporize, dillydally
provocative
PROVOCATIVE
  • (adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
  • Syn: stimulating, carousing, vexing, galling
  • Ant: dull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
recondite
RECONDITE
  • (adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
  • Syn: esoteric, arcane, profound, abstruse
  • Ant: simple, uncomplicated
reprobate
REPROBATE
  • (n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel
  • (adj.) wicked, corrupt or unprincipled
  • (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
  • Syn: scoundrel, blackguard, immoral, corrupt
  • Ant: saint, upright, virtuous, moral
sedentary
SEDENTARY
  • (adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
  • Syn: seated, stationary, static
  • Ant: active, peripatetic, migratory