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Kudos
(noun)
Acclaim from noteworthy achievement
Lackadaisical
(adjective)
Lacking in energy
Legacy
(noun)
Something handed down from the past
Liability
(noun)
[a] Financial debt
[b] Hindrance or handicap
Libel
(noun & verb)
[a] (n) Public false statement about someone else
[b] (v) To slander publicly
Litigation
(noun)
A lawsuit
Lucid
(adjective)
Clear and intelligible
Lucrative
(adjective)
Profitable
Lurk
(verb)
To sneak or lie in wait
Lush
(adjective)
[a] Luxurious
[b] Overelaborate
Malapropism
(noun)
Misuse of a word
Malice
(noun)
Desire to cause harm
Mammoth
(noun & adjective)
[a] (n) A giant
[b] (adj) Gigantic in size
Mandatory
(adjective)
Required
Medium
(noun)
Means by which a goal is acheived or person through whom it was realized
Syn. or Ant.?
Lush - Opulent
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Lackadaisical - Energetic
Antonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Libel - Slander
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Skulk - Lurk
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Liability - Asset
Antonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Channel - Medium
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Litigation - Lawsuit
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Lucrative - Unprofitable
Antonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Lucid - Unintellgible
Antonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Compulsory - Mandatory
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Kudos - Acclaim
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Benevolence - Malice
Antonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Legacy - Bequest
Synonym
Syn. or Ant.?
Dimunitive - Mammoth
Antonym
T/F?
Kudos is plural.
False
Accolade
1. Middle Age Definition
2. Modern Day Definition
1. King or overlord conferred knighthood upon a deserving subject

2. Formal bestowal of important honors and granting of praise
Litigious
Quarrelsome
Filthy Lucre
Ill-gotten gains
Irish Bull
Contradictory statement
Pun
Intentional play on words
History of "Colossal"
Greeks and Romans called gigantic statues "kolossos"
History of "Coliseum"
Romans had a huge sports stadium called a "Colosseum"
History of "Gargantuan"
Title of famous novel, by Francois Rabelais
History of "Lilliputian"
From Jon Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels, where he visits the kingdom of six inch tall people, called Lilliput
History of "Brobdingnagian"
Also in Gulliver's Travels, where he visits a land of giants, named Brobdingnag
Use of "Mandate" in politics
Authorization voters have given to public officials by electing them
Use of "Mandate" worldwide
One of victors of war gain conrol over a colonial territory from a defeated warring country
Use of "medium" in the occult
Person who can talk to the dead
T/F?
Media is the plural form of medium
True
Drone
One who feeds off of others
Hand-me-down
Something passed on to another person after being used
Muckraker
One who publicizes a scandal
Stalking-horse
Anything put forward to mask a plan
Elective course
Course that can be taken from other atlternatives
Family heirloom
Something passed down the generations of a family
Defamation of character
Ruining character
Malice aforethought
A thought to commit an unlawful act without a just cause
Non compos mentis
Not able to manage self
De rigueur
Strictly required by etiquette
Spoonerism
Transposition of sounds of two or more words
Meaning of prefix "inter" and language(s) of origin
Between or among

Latin
Meaning of root "mal(e)" and language(s) of origin
Bad or evil

Latin and French
Interpose
To come between
Interject
To thrust between
Intermediary
A go-between
Interstice
Space between two things
Intersperse
To scatter among other things
Interrogate
To question formally
Intersect
To cut across or through
Intercept
To stop the intended progress of
Malefactor
Criminal
Malevolent
Showing ill will
Maladroit
Clumsy
Malodorous
Foul smelling
Malign
To speak ill of
Malaise
Vague, undefined feeling of illness
Malformation
Abnormal structure or formation
Meaning of root "ben(e)" and language(s) of origin
Good or well

Latin
Benefactor
One who performs good deed
Benediction
Blessing
Benevolent
Generous
Benign
Gentle
Meaning of root "gen(e)" and language(s) of origin
Give birth, born, and race or kind

Latin and Greek
Genesis
Origin of something
Generate
To bring into being
Genocide
The destruction of a racial/cultural group
Genealogy
A record of the ancestry of a person of family
Generic
Characteristic of an entire group or class
Progeny
Descendants
Intercede
To interrupt
Intercollegiate
Between different colleges
Interdenominational
Between different religious groups
Interlock
To fit together
Intermarry
To marry in same family, race, or gender
International
Worldwide
Intercession
Act of going in between
Intermittent
Alternately starting and stopping
Interloper
Intrude without permission
Interlude
Period in between
Interval
Temporary pause
Interpolate
To introduce something new between other things
Beneficiary
An heir
Beneficial
Advantageous
Engender
To produce
Degenerate
Diminish in quality
Homogenous
Composed of elements of same kind
Genus
A kind or sort of
Ingenuous
Sincere
Heterogeneous
Composed of elements of different kind
Congenial
Agreeable in character
Machiavellian (and origin)
Characterized by deceptive leadership

ORIGIN: Deceitful Italian statesman
Lothario (and origin)
Man who seduces women

ORIGIN: The play "The Fair Penitent"
Namby-pamby
Weak or indecisive
Tartuffe (and origin)
Hypocrite of religious piety

ORIGIN: French play by Molire
Tilt at the windmills (and origin)
To attack imaginary enemies

ORIGIN: "Don Quixote" by Cervantes
Rabelaisian (and origin)
Characterized by broad humor and keen satire

ORIGIN: Francois Rabelais's work
Frankenstein (and origin)
One who creates something destructive that cannot be controlled

ORIGIN: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
Pamphlet (and origin)
Unbound publication
Sherlock (and origin)
One who is adept at solving mysteries

ORIGIN: "Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Simon Legree (and origin)
Harsh and merciless master

ORIGIN: Slave dealer from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Barmecidal (and origin)
Giving illusion of being plenty

ORIGIN: Nobleman from the Arabian Nights who served imaginary feast to a beggar
Pecksniffing (and origin)
High moral principles

ORIGIN: "Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
Euphuism (and origin)
Fancy style of writing or speaking
Micawber (and origin)
Eternal optimist

ORIGIN: Charles Dickens
Panjandrum (and origin)
Self-important person

ORIGIN: Character in play by Samuel Foote
Pogrom
Organized massacre of minority group
Cossack
Horsemen from southern Russia
intelligentsia
Intellectuals considered as class
Ukase
Order by absolute authority
Steppe
Extensive grasslands
Tundra
Frozen region
Czar
Autocratic ruler
Samovar
Metal urn for boiling water or tea
Dacha
Russian country house
Commissar
head of major governmental division of U.S.S.R.
Perestroika
Economic reform by Mikhail Gorbachev
Kulak
Prosperous peasant
Gulag
Forced-labor camp
Apparatchik
Loyal member of organization
Tovarish
Comrade
Glasnost
Openly discussing economic/political problems
Soviet
Elected legislative assemblies
Kolkhoz
Collective farm
Addendum (Addenda)
An addition
Erratum (Errata)
Error in print
Agendum (Agenda)
List of things to be done
Datum (Data)
Single piece of information
Bacterium (Bacteria)
One cell of bacteria
Stratum (Strata)
One of a number of layers
"Odium" is an antonym of what?
Kudos
"Opprobrium" is an antonym of what?
Kudos
"Obloquy" is an antonym of what?
Kudos
"Torpid" is a synonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Indolent" is a synonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Supine" is a synonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Blasé" is synonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Nonchalant" is a synonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Perfunctory" is a synonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Dynamic" is an antonym of what?
Lackadaisical
"Bequest" is a synonym of what?
Legacy
"Inheritance" is a synonym of what?
Legacy
"Endowment" is a synonym of what?
Legacy
"Debit" is a synonym of what?
Liability
"Asset" is an antonym of what?
Liability
"Calumny" is a synonym of what?
Libel
"Traduce" is a synonym of what?
Libel
"Whitewash" is an antonym of what?
Libel
"Sane" is a synonym of what?
Lucid
"Equivocal" is an antonym of what?
Lucid
"Remunerative" is a synonym of what?
Lucrative
"Barren" is an antonym of what?
Lucrative
"Slink" is a synonym of what?
Lurk
"Dense" is a synonym of what?
Lush
"Profuse" is a synonym of what?
Lush
"Prodigal" is a synonym of what?
Lush
"Sumptuous" is a synonym of what?
Lush
"Restrained" is an antonym of what?
Lush
"Spartan" is an antonym of what?
Lush
"Flub" is a synonym of what?
Malapropism
"Gaffe" is a synonym of what?
Malapropism
"Solecism" is a synonym of what?
Malapropism
"Spite" is a synonym of what?
Malice
"Rancor" is a synonym of what?
Malice
"Vindictiveness" is a synonym of what?
Malice
"Enmity" is a synonym of what?
Malice
"Magnanimity" is an antonym of what?
Malice
"Mastodon" is a synonym of what?
Mammoth
"Behemoth" is a synonym of what?
Mammoth
"Titanic" is a synonym of what?
Mammoth
"Vast" is a synonym of what?
Mammoth
"Prodigious" is a synonym of what?
Mammoth
"Stupendous" is a synonym of what?
Mammoth
"Minute" is an antonym of what?
Mammoth
"Compulsory" is a synonym of what?
Mandatory
"Requisite" is a synonym of what?
Mandatory
"Imperative" is a synonym of what?
Mandatory
"Discretionary" is an antonym of what?
Mandatory
"Agency" is a synonym of what?
Medium
"Vehicle" is a synonym of what?
Medium