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benign blithe bumpkin corroborate culpable frenetic hortatory indecorous. orotund penultimate pervasive provocative recrimination soporific toady. Lesson 9. provocative. Tending to excite or stimulate Syn : provoking; exciting Ant: dull; boring. bumpkin.

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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