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Vocabulary Level E. Unit Six. Accede – to yield to; to assume an office or dignity. Synonyms – consent, concur, comply, assent Antonyms – demur, balk at. Brandish – to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion. Synonyms – swing, shake.

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accede to yield to to assume an office or dignity
Accede – to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

Synonyms – consent, concur, comply, assent

Antonyms – demur, balk at

comprise to include or contain to be made up of
Comprise – to include or contain; to be made up of

Synonyms – compose, constitute, encompass

Antonyms - exclude

deft skillful nimble
Deft – skillful, nimble

Synonyms – dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful

Antonyms – clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept

destitute deprived of the necessities or life lacking in
Destitute – deprived of the necessities or life; lacking in

Synonyms – wanting, devoid, penniless

Antonyms – rich, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete

explicit definite clearly stated
Explicit – definite, clearly stated

Synonyms – distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear

Antonyms – vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit

extirpate to tear up by the roots to destroy totally
Extirpate – to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

Synonyms – uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise

Antonyms – implant, sow, foster, nourish

inopportune coming at a bad time not appropriate
Inopportune – coming at a bad time; not appropriate

Synonyms – ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable

Antonyms – timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune

Ironic – suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

Synonyms – incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry

Antonyms – straightforward, unequivocal

musty stale moldy out of date
Musty – stale, moldy; out-of-date

Synonyms – hackneyed, antiquated

Antonyms – sweet-smelling, up to date, brand-new

officious meddling excessively forward in offering service or assuming authority
Officious – meddling; excessively forward in offering service or assuming authority

Synonyms – meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive

Antonyms – reserved, diffident, timid, aloof

ominous unfavorable threatening of bad omen
Ominous – unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

Synonyms – unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous

Antonyms – propitious, auspicious, promising

pinnacle high peak or point
Pinnacle – high peak or point

Synonyms – apex, acme, summit, apogee

Antonyms – nadir, perigee, low point

premeditated considered beforehand deliberately planned
Premeditated – considered beforehand, deliberately planned

Synonyms – preplanned, rehearsed, prearranged

Antonyms – unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu

rampant growing without check running wild
Rampant – growing without check, running wild

Synonyms – widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent

Antonyms – controlled, restrained

solace comfort relief to comfort console
Solace – comfort, relief; to comfort, console

Synonyms – soothe, reassure, cheer up

Antonyms – vex, aggravated, upset

stately dignified majestic
Stately - dignified, majestic

Synonyms – grand, magnificent, imposing

Antonyms – lowly, humble, servile, abject

supple bending easily bending with agility readily adaptable servile
Supple – bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile

Synonyms – flexible, limber, pliable, pliant

Antonyms – rigid, unbending, hidebound

suppress to stop by force put down
Suppress – to stop by force, put down

Synonyms – subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence

Antonyms – provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate

venal open or marked by bribery or corruption
Venal – open or marked by bribery or corruption

Synonyms – dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary

Antonyms – honest, incorruptible, scrupulous