Unit 11 Vocab Cards 2015

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Term  
Definition

Brevity

(n.) shortness

Syn: terseness, pithiness Ant: verbosity, long-windedness, prolixity

Comport

(v.) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement

Syn: agree, concur Ant:

Concise

(adj.) expressing much in a few words

Syn: brief, succinct, terse, pithy, to the point Ant: wordy, verbose, long-winded, prolix

Demure

(adj.) sober or serious in manner, modest

Syn: shy, sedate, seemly, decorous Ant: forward, assertive, immodest

Depreciation

(n.) a lessening in value;a belittling

Syn:cheapening, lowering Ant: increase, appreciation, enhancement

Deteriorate

(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away

Syn: worsen, decline, degenerate, debase Ant: fix up, enhance

Divulge

(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public

Syn: disclose, impart, spill the beans, “leak” Ant: hide, conceal, cover up, secrete, keep under wraps

Enlightened

(en līt’ ənd) (adj.) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding

Syn: knowing, aware, cultivated Ant:ignorant, unaware, untaught, benighted

Forestall

(v.) to prevent by acting first

Syn: hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off Ant: welcome, accept, allow, submit, abide by

Garble

(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible

Syn: jumble, confuse, misrepresent Ant:elucidate, articulate

Proponent

(n.) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief

Syn: supporter, advocate, exponent Ant: opponent, critic, foe, adversary

Quaver

(v.) to shake, tremble; to trill

Syn: vibrate, shiver, quake, palpitate Ant:

Recoil

(v.) to spring back, shrink; (n.) the act of springing back

Syn:(v.) flinch; (n.) kickback Ant:(v.) advance, proceed, gain ground

Recoup

(v.) to make up for, regain

Syn: recover, retrieve Ant: lose, default, forfeit, kiss good-bye

Reek

(rēk) (n.) an unpleasant smell; (v.) to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression

Syn:(n.) stench; (v.) stink, smell Ant:(n.) perfume, fragrance, bouquet

Relentless

(adj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity

Syn: stern, merciless, persistent Ant: merciful, accommodating, indulgent

Rivulet

(n.) a small stream

Syn: creek, rill Ant:

Squander

(v.) to spend foolishly, waste

Syn: misspend, dissipate Ant: save, economize, hoard, squirrel away

Staccato

(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style

Syn: abrupt Ant: continuous, flowing

Statute

(n.) a law

Syn: rule, enactment Ant: