Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/20

Click to flip

20 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Abominate
v-To have an intense dislike or hatred for.
Synonyms-loathe,abhor,despise,detest
Antonyms-relish,savor,cherish,esteem
acculturation
n-the modificationof the social patterns, traits, or sturctures, of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
Synonym-adaptation
Adventitious
Adj- resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential;(medicine)aquired, not congenital
Synonyms-extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous
Antonyms-essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
Ascribe
v.- to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
Synonyms- impute, credit, attribute
circuitous
adj-roundabout, not directing
Synonyms- indirect, meanering, winding
Antonyms- straight, direct, as the crow flies
Commiserate
v- to sympathise with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
synonym- feel sorry for, empathise
antonym- feel no sympathy for
enjoin
v-to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit
Synonyms-bid, charge, command, adjure
antonyms-allow, permit
expedite
V-to make easy, cause to progress faster
synonyms-accelerate, facilitate, speed up
antonyms-hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
v- to make ammends, make up for;to avert
synonyms-redeem, make ammends for, atone, make reparation
ferment
N-a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulance; v- to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical reaction.
synonyms-n-commotion, turmoil, unrest
antonyms-n-peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
inadvertent
adj-resulting from or marked by lack of attention;unintentional, accidental
Synonyms- accidental, unconsidered
antonyms-deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
adj.-existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
Synonym-titular, token, trifling, inconsequental
Antonyms-real, actual, exorbitant, excessive
noncommittal
adj-not decisive or definite;unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
synonyms-cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest
antonyms-positive, definite, committed
Peculate
v-to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly of one's own use
synonyms- embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
Proclivity
N- a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
synonyms-natural bent, perchant, propensity
Antonyms-inability, incapacity
sangfroid
n-composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
synonyms: poise, self-assurance, equanimity
Antonyms- excitability, hysteria, flappability
Seditious
adj.-resistant to lawful authority; having the purposeof overthrowing an established government
Synonyms-mutinous, rebellious, subversive
Antonyms-supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
tenuous
Adj-thin, slender, not dense;lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance;lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
Synonyms-flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
antonyms-strong, solid, substantial, valid
Vitrolic
Adj-bitter, sarcastic;highly caustic or biting (Like a strong acid)
Synonyms-withering, acerbic, mordant
Antonyms-bland,saccharine,honeyed,sugary
Wheedled
V.-to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
synonyms-cajole,inveigle,soft-soap, sweet-talk
Antonym-coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong arm