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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 1 Definitions, Synonyms, and Antonyms

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acquisitive
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definition: able to get and retain ideas synonym: greedy, grasping antonym: altruistic, unretentive
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arrogate
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definition: claim or take without right synonym:expropriate, usurp antonym: relinquish, renounce, abdicate
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banal
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definition: hackneyed, trite synonym: stale, insipid antonym: novel, original
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belabor
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definition: work on excessively synonym: overwork
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carping
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definition: tending to find fault; petty, nasty synonym: nit-picking antonym: approving
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coherent
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definition: holding or sticking together synonym: connected, consistent, cohesive antonym: chaotic, disjointed
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congeal
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definition: liquid to solid, thicken synonym: harden, coagulate, solidify antonym: melt, liquefy
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emulate
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definition: to imitate synonym: copy, mimic, measure up to
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encomium
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definition: a formal expression of praise synonym: panegyric, commendation antonym: condemnation, criticism
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eschew
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definition: to avoid, shun synonym: abstain from, forgo antonym: embrace, adopt
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germane
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definition: relevant, appropriate, fitting synonym: pertinent antonym: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
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insatiable
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definition: demanding as not to be satisfied synonym: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
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intransigent
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definition: irreconcilable synonym: uncompromising, unyielding antonym: halfhearted, yielding
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invidious
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definition: offensive; cause bitterness and resentment synonym: malicious, pejorative antonym: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
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largesse
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definition: lavish or bountiful contributions synonym: liberality, munificence antonym: stinginess, miserliness
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reconnaissance
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definition: a survey made for military purposes synonym: scouting expedition
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substantiate
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definition: to establish by evidence synonym: verify, validate, authenticate antonym: refute, disprove, invalidate
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taciturn
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definition: silent or quiet synonym: uncommunicative, laconic antonym: garrulous, loquacious, verbose
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temporize
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definition: act evasively in order to gain time synonym: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
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tenable
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definition: capable of being held or defended synonym: defensible, maintainable antonym: indefensible, unjustifiable