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Junior Vocabulary List 7
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(n.) pleasing sound of words or music
Antonym: cacaphony. Connections: DULCET sounds create ____ while CLARION sounds create cacaphony
(v.) 1) to root out; to eliminate any traces of. 2) to BOWDLERIZE or EXPURGATE, when used in reference to the removal of offensive passages from literature
Connection: ____ is a more complete action than DELETE or EXPUNGE
Antonyms: DESULTORY; DILATORY
(n.) praise; ACCOLADES; ADULATION; EULOGY
Antonyms: ANATHEMA; DIATRIBE
(v.) to cleanse of offensive passages; to BOWDLERIZE
Connections: When literature is ____, the resulting material is often BANAL or BLAND
(v.) to free of guilt or blame.
Antonyms: ASCRIBE blame to; declare CULPABLE.
(n.) 1) justice; fairness. 2) the value of one's property after the outstanding mortgage has been paid off
(v.) to erase; to delete
Connections: To ____ offensive material from literature is to BOWDLERIZE or EXPURGATE.
(adj.) profound; understood by only a few; ABSTRUSE
Connection: Something ____ is difficult for the ordinary person to CONSTRUE.
(adj.) clearly expressed ; directly stated
Antonyms: implicit; AMBIGUOUS; EQUIVOCAL
(n.) a lover of luxurious living
Antonym: ASCETIC. Connections: A CONNOISSEUR of CULINARY knowledge is often an ____.
(v.) to try to excel or equal
Connection: An apostle or ACOLYTE would ____ his/her leader.
(adj.) 1) light; airy; delicate. 2) heavenly
Connection: A CHERUBIC being is ____.
(n.) science of word origins
(n.) a puzzle or puzzling situation
Connections: A(n) ____ is AMBIGUOUS or ABSTRUSE. One must COGITATE to understand it.
(adj.) just; fair
Antonyms: ARBITRARY; BIASED. Connections: An ARBITER should be ____ and hand down only CONDIGN injunctions.
(adj.) Short-lived; EVANESCENT
(adj.) deliberately vague; AMBIGUOUS; CIRCUMLOCUTORY; DUBIOUS
(adj.) 1) foreign; imported from elsewhere. 2) strange
Antonyms: BANAL; BLAND; DRAB. Connection: BIZARRE implies wierdness, while ____ means different in a positive sense.
(adj.) pressing; very important or urgent
(v.)to cause; to bring into being; BEGET
(adj.) no longer existing
1) (v.) to live in exile voluntarily; to choose to live in another country other than one's own. 2) (v.) To drive out of one's country. 3) (n.) a person who chooses to live in anot
(v.) to increase; add to (something already good or positive); AUGMENT
Antonyms: AGGRAVATE; EXACERBATE
(adj.) irrelevant; off the topic
Antonym: APPOSITE. Connections: Because it contains ____ material, writing or speech which DEVIATES from the topic is called DISCURSIVE or CIRCUMLOCUTORY.
(v.) to reason earnestly with (in an effort to change behavior)
Antonym: COERCE. Connections: Someone DIDACTIC would ____ with a person to EDIFY him/her.
(n.) ANATHEMA; denunciation
Antonyms: ACCOLADES; ENCOMIUM; EULOGY
(v.) to embitter; AGGRAVATE
Antonyms: ALEVIATE; AMELIORATE; ASSUAGE; ENHANCE; EXTENUATE
(n.) inscription on a gravestone
Connection: A(n) ____ is inscribed after someone's DEMISE.
(n.) a pressing need; something which must be done right away
(v.) 1) To prohibit from doing. 2) to order to do something
Connections: A DICTUM or ARBITER might ____ someone from doing, or to do, something.
(v.) to avoid; forego
Antonym: ESPOUSE. Connections: An APOSTATE ____ his former cause as an apostle ESPOUSES a cause.
(n.) calmness of temperment; poise.
Antonym: DISCOMFITURE. Connection: An equable person displays ____.
(adj.) fleeting; vanishing; short-lived; EPHEMERAL
(adj.) still in existence
(v.) to talk or write at great length.
(n.) mild or BENIGN expression of an offensive fact; understatement
Antonym: hyperbole. Connections: A ____ is not explicit; it is often CIRCUMLOCUTORY.
(v.) to wear away
Connections: A DELUGE will cause soil to ____, where a CATACLYSM will cause soil to erupt.
(n.) a speech of praise, often given after someone's DEMISE; ACCOLADES; ENCOMIUM
Antonyms: ANATHEMA; DIATRIBE; EXECRATION
(n.) 1) a summary or part that is representative of the whole; COMPENDIUM. 2) a perfect or CONSUMMATE example of a type of person or thing.
(v.) 1) to marry or wed. 2) to advocate or support; to give one's support to
Antonym (2): ESCHEW
(v.) to alienate; to cause to be on unfriendly terms
Connections: If something ____ people, they move form AMITY to DISCORD.
(v.) to scold severely
Connections: We ____ people who are CULPABLE with ANATHEMAS, DIATRIBES, and EXECRATIONS.
(v.) to atone for a sin; to do penance
Connections: People who are CONTRITE or have COMPUNCTIONS will try to expiate those sins.
(adj.) doing what is convenient or advantageous without regard to its morality or consequences.
(n.) science of racial origins
(n.) descriptive name, usually DEROGATORY
Connections: The use of ____ will AGGRAVATE or EXACERATE troubled interpersonal relationships.
(v.) to excuse; to CONDONE; to modify the severity of (a punishment); ALLEVIATE
Antonyms: AGGRAVATE; EXACERBATE. Connections: People characterized by CLEMENCY would ____ punishments.
(v.) to clear of blame; to EXCULPATE
Antonyms: ASCRIBE blame to; declare CULPABLE
(adj.) 1) even; steady (said of a person). 2) calm; serene (said of a person). 3) mild; not fluctuating or changing much.
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