Junior Vocabulary List 12

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(adj.) imperative; EXIGENT; INCUMBENT uponConnections: If one does not do what is ____, he will be DERELICT is his duties. It is ____ to obey a DICTUM.
(adj.) apparent; clear; AXIOMATICAntonyms: CLANDESTINE; COVERT; FURTIVE; LATENT; AMBIGUOUS; NEBULOUS. Connections: One's MIEN is ____. Something ____ is not AMBIGUOUS or NEBULOUS.
(n.) a strict disciplinarian; one who emphasizes rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods.Connections: A ____ would be ASSIDUOUS, FASTIDIOUS, or METICULOUS. He would CAVIL or be CAPTIOUS in an attempt to achieve work that is IMMACULATE or IMPECCABLE.
(adj.) excessively sentimental, especially from INEBRIETY; LACHRYMOSE; DOLEFUL; LUGUBRIOUSAntonyms: AUSTERE, CALLOUS; BLITHE, DROLL, FACETIOUS, JAUNTY, JOCOSE, HILARIOUS
(v.) to wander aimlessly; to take a circuitous route; to deviate from the direct routeConnections: Someone being DESULTORY or DILATORY, or someone LACKADAISICAL, LANGUID, or characterized by LASSITUDE, LETHARGY, or NONCHALANCE would ____. Someone EXPEDITIOUS or FLEET would not.
(n.) lying; dishonesty; DUPLICITY; GUILEAntonym: INTEGRITY. Connections: A CHARLATAN is characterized by ____. People characterized by ____ run the GAMUT from DEVIOUS or FURTIVE to MISCREANT.
1) (n). a beggar. 2) (adj.) beggingConnections (1): Most ____s are DESTITUTE or INDIGENT. These people hope that others will be ALTRUISTIC.
(adj.) 1) foul smelling; FETID. 2) poisonous; BALEFULAntonyms (1): aromatic; DELECTABLE
1) (adj.) motivated solely by money; avaricious; COVETOUS; NIGGARDLY. 2) (n.) a person who is solely motivated by money. 3) (n.) a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign Antonyms (1): ALTRUISTIC, bountiful; MUNIFICENT. Connections (2): ____ or ____ people are characterized by AVARICE and CUPIDITY
(v.) to hypnotize or excercise unusual control over, perhaps to BEGUILE or HOODWINK.Connections: A person in a ____ state might do something that is an ABERRATION. Such actions might be FATUOUS or HILARIOUS
(adj.) 1) said of a person, ASSIDUOUS; CAPTIOUS; DISCERNING; FASTIDIOUS; finicky. 2) said of a product or approach, IMMACULATE; IMPECCABLE; FLAWLESS.Antonyms (1): APATHETIC; DESULTORY; LACKADAISICAL; DISTRAIT; FECKLESS; INADVERTENT; INDOLENT. Antonyms (2): CURSORY; DESULTORY; INAVERTENT; LAISSEZ-FAIRE
(n.) courage; spiritConnections: People who display ____ are sometimes ADAMANT, BUMPTIOUS, INDOMITABLE, or INTREPID.
(n.) 1) manner; expression; mood; personality. 2) outward appearanceConnections (2): One's ____ is composed of his FOIBLES or IDIOSYNCARSIES. LATENT qualities are not MANIFEST in one's ____
(n.) an optical illusion; a mirror-like appearance of a quiet lake or pool in which distant objects are seen inverted by reflectionConnections: Hot and HUMID conditions produce ____. A ____ is INTANGIBLE and NEBULOUS.
(adj.) muddy; boggy; swampy; MURKYAntonyms: LIMPID; LUCID. Connections: When areas are DELUGED or INUNDATED, the ALLUVIAL deposits are ____. A MORASS is ____.
1) (n.) APOSTATE; HERETIC; infidel. 2) (n.) villain. 3) (adj.) evil; villainous; DIABOLIC; INIQUITOUS; INSIDIOUS; MALEVOLENT; NEFARIOUSConnections (2): ____ often commit EGREGIOUS or HEINOUS crimes and live in IGNOMINY as a result.
(n.) wrong name given to a person or a thing.n/a
(n.) someone who hates women; someone who ESPOUSES ____.Connection: A ____ is INIMICAL to women.
(n.) a projectile weapon; anything meant to be thrown, fired, or launched toward a target.n/a
(n.) a letter or messagen/a
(v.) 1) said of a punishment or consequence, to make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; to moderate; ABATE; ALLEVIATE; ASSUAGE; EXTENUATE. 2) said of a Antonyms (1): AGGRAVATE; EXACERBATE; JEOPARDIZE. Connections (1): People who are characterized by CLEMENCY, those who are BENIGN or LENIANT, CONDONE some wrongdoings or failures and allow circumstances to ____ punishment.
(n.) a small quantity or measure; a NOMINAL amount of somethingAntonym: MYRIAD
(v.) to soften or appease (someone's anger, wounded feelings, etc.); ASSUAGE; ALLEVIATE; EXTENUATE; MITIGATE; pacify; placateAntonyms: AGGRAVATE; EXACERBATE; INURE. Connections: It is difficult to ____ people who are BELLICOSE, CANTANKEROUS, CHOLERIC, or in high DUDGEON.
(adj.) highly importantAntonym: MUNDANE
(adj.) debatable; open to question.Connection: To an AGNOSTIC, God's existence is ____.
DefinitionWordAntonyms/Connections
(n.) 1) a swamp. 2) a state of confusion or entanglement; something that taps, confuses, or acts as an IMPEDIMENT; Something ABSTRUSE or LABYRINTHINEConnections (1): A ____ is FETID, MEPHITIC, MIRY, and HUMID. Connections (2): Someone in a ____ could be DISTRAIT or DISTRAUGHT.
(adj.) 1) showing an unwholesome tendency to dwell on gloomy subjects; DOLEFUL, LUGUBRIOUS; MOROSE. 2) gruesome; grisly; horribleAntonyms (1): BLITHE, DROLL, JAUNTY, JOCOSE; HILARIOUS
(adj.)biting; cutting; ACERBIC; ACRIMONIOUS; BALEFUL; CAUSTIC; CYNICAL; very DEROGATORY or DEPRECATING; sarcasticConnections: DIATRIBES, HARANGUES, and INVECTIVE are ____.
(n. pl.) the customs of a particular groupConnections: The ____ of one generation often fall into DESUETUDE in the next.
(adj.) 1) dying; approaching one's DEMISE. 2) coming to an end, at the NADIR; about to become DEFUNCT; being terminatedAntonym (1): INCIPIENT. Connections (1): Someone ____ might be DECREPIT, CADAVEROUS, EMACIATED, HAGGARD, or GAUNT.
(adj.) 1) gloomy; DOLEFUL; DOLOROUS; LUGUBRIOUS; MORBID. 2) not friendly or sociable. 3) sullen; surly; BELLICOSE; CANTANKEROUS; FRACTIOUS; INIMICALAntonyms (1): DROLL, JAUNTY, JOCOSE; HILARIOUS. Antonyms (2): CONVIVIAL, GREGARIOUS. Antonyms (3): AFFABLE, COMPATIBLE
(adj.) 1) of many colors or patches or colors. 2) Wearing many-colored clothes, as a HARLEQUIN would. 3) composed of many different, perhaps INCONGRUOUS, elements; HETEROGENOUS; HYConnections (1): ____ clothing is JAUNTY or FLAMBOYANT.
(adj.) 1) worldly, as opposed to spirtual or heavenly. 2) ordinary; practical; commonplace; BANAL; BLAND; HACKNEYED; INSPIPDAnalogy (1)- ASCETIC : ETHEREAL as EPICURE : ____. Antonym (2): EXOTIC; MOMENTOUS
(adj.) generous with money; ALTRUISTIC; BOUNTIFULAntonyms: FRUGAL; COVETOUS; MERCENARY; NIGGARDLY
(adj.) dark and gloomy; DRAB; MIRY; NOCTURNALAntonyms: LIMPID; LUCID
(adj.) 1) nearsighted. 2) short sighted, thinking only of the presentConnections: CALLOW people, EPICURES, and HEDONISTS are often ____.
1) (n.) any indefinitely large number of persons or things. 2) (adj.) countless; COPIOUS; INORDINATEAntonyms (1): DEARTH; MORDICUM
(n.) 1) lowest point. 2) time of greatest depression or dejectionAntonyms (1): ACME; CULMINATION; ZENITH. Connections (2): A DEBACLE or a FIASCO could bring one to his ____.
(adj.) ARTLESS; CANDID; CREDULOUS;GUILELESS; GULLIBLE; INGENUOUS; simple; unsophisticatedAntonym: CYNICAL. Connections: A NEOPHYTE, NOVICE, or other CALLOW person might be ____.
(adj.) unclear; vague; indefinite; ABSTRUSE; AMBIGUOUS; APOCRYPHAL; DUBIOUS; EQUIVOCAL; INSCRUTABLE; MURKYAntonyms: AXIOMATIC; EXPLICIT; LUCID; IRREFUTABLE. Connections: An ENIGMA has a ____ quality to it because it is difficult to CONSTRUE.
(n.) 1) foretelling the future by contacting the dead. 2) black magicConnections: Someone who practices ____ might use a FETISH. In Skyrim, practicing ____ is a HEINOUS crime and usually practiced by COVERT or CLANDESTINE groups.
(adj.) 1) when said of a person, very wicked or EVIL; BALEFUL; BANEFUL; DIABOLIC; INIQUITOUS; INSIDIOUS. 2) when said of an action, EGREGIOUS; HEINOUSAntonyms (1): BENIGN; CHERUBIC; IMMACULATE; INNOCUOUS; LAUDABLE. Connections (2): CULPABLE, DELETERIOUS, and MALEVOLENT are less intense than ____.
(n.) beginner; NOVICEAntonym: CONNOISSEUR. Connections: a ____ or NOVICE os CALLOW and may be CREDULOUS or NAIVE because they have not been inured to the ways of the world.
(adj.) stingy; miserly; avaricious; COVETOUS; FRUGAL; MERCENARYAntonyms: ALTRUISTIC; BOUNTIFUL; MUNIFICENT. Connections: Someone ____ is characterized by AVARICE and CUPIDITY
(adj.) 1) active during the night. 2) done or happening at night.2) Antonym (2) DIURNAL
(adj.) wandering; ITINERANTAnalogy- speech : DISCURSIVE as person : ____
(adj.) 1) in name only, not in fact. 2) slightAntonyms (2): COPIOUS; INORDINATE. Analogy (2)- AFFLUENT : COPIOUS as DESTITUTE : NOMINAL
(n.) indifference; APATHY; LASSITUDE; LETHARGYAntonyms: ALACRITY; EBULLITION.
(n.) person of little importance, influence, or individualityAntonym: LUMINARY. Connections: A ____ is BLAND, DRAB, HAPLESS, or INNOCUOUS.
(n.) 1) beginner; amateur; inexperienced person; NEOPHYTE. 2) person on probation in a religious group prior to taking final vows; ACOLYTE.Antonym (1): CONNOISSEUR. Connection (2): a religious novice is not a member of the LAITY.

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