Vocab Unit 10: Synonyms and Antonyms Essay

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oscillate
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to fluctuate, waver, vibrate, vacillate (synonyms)
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penitent
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remorseful, regretful, rueful, sorry (synonyms)
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obsequious
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fawning, servile, sycophantic, mealymouthed (synonyms)
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attenuate
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to thin out, dilute, water down (synonyms)
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foible
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a shortcoming, failing, flaw, defect, quirk (synonyms)
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luminous
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radiant, bright, refulgent, lustrous (synonyms)
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cavil
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to nitpick, quibble, carp (synonyms)
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decimate
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to ravage, wreak havoc, devastate (synonyms)
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obtuse
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dull-witted, stupid, dumb, thick, mild (synonyms)
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sporadic
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irregular, intermittent, spasmodic (synonyms)
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inure
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to harden, accustom, acclimate (synonyms)
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rebuff
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to spurn, repulse, reject, a setback (synonyms)
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concatenation
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a series, sequence, conjunction (synonyms)
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benign
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benevolent, salutary, salubrious (synonyms)
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shambles
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a mess, disaster area, a slaughterhouse (synonyms)
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forgo
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to do without, refrain from, renounce (synonyms)
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charlatan
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a fraud, quack, mountebank, impostor (synonyms)
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concomitant
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attendant, accompanying, corollary (synonyms)
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peremptory
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high-handed, dictatorial, unconditional (synonyms)
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fraught
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full of, loaded with, charged with (synonyms)
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askance
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distrustfully, suspiciously, skeptically (synonyms)
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reconnoiter
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to scout, see how the land lies (synonyms)
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foible
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a person’s strong suit, forte, a virtue (antonyms)
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fraught
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a devoid of, lacking, deficient in (antonyms)
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obsequious
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assertive, bumptious, overbearing, candid, frank, independent (antonyms)
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penitent
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unrepentant, remorseless, uncontrite (antonyms)
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sporadic
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constant, steady, continuous, uninterrupted (antonyms)
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peremptory
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irresolute, tentative, mild, unassuming (antonyms)
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obtuse
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acute, perceptive, quick-witted (antonyms)
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forgo
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to indulge in, partake of (antonyms)
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charlatan
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the real McCoy, genuine article (antonyms)
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attenuate
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to thicken, to strengthen, bolster (antonyms)
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luminous
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dark, opaque, dim, murky (antonyms)
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oscillate
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to remain fixed, steady, or constant (antonyms)
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benign
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malignant, malevolent, deleterious (antonyms)
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rebuff
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to accept, take someone up on, welcome (antonyms)

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