Glossary of Ch.1 English Vocab
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- (adj) able to get and retain information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property.
Synonyms:greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive.
Antonyms: altruistic, unretentive.
- (v.) to claim or take without right.
Synonyms: Expropriate, usurp, comandeer.
Antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon.
- (adj.) Hackneyed, trite, commonplace.
Antonyms:fresh, novel, original, new.
- (v.) to work excessively; to thrash soundly/
- (adj.) tending to find faultm especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way;(n.) petty, nagging criticism.
Antonyms: approving, uncritical.
- (adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensable, meaningful.
Synonyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive.
Antonyms: muddled, chaotic, disjointed.
- (v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken, to make inflexible or rigid.
Synonyms: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify.
Antonyms: melt, liquefy.
- (v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling ot surpassing the model.
Synonyms: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to.
- (n.) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute.
Synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commendation.
Antonyms: condemnation, castigation, criticism.
- (v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from.
Synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo.
Antonyms: embrace, adopt.
- (adj.) Relevant, appropriate,apropos, fitting.
Antonyms: irrelevent, extraneous, innapropriate.
- (adj.) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied.
Synonyms: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious.
- (adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconciliable.
Synonyms: uncomprimising, unyielding, obdurate.
Antonyms: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding.
- (adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment.
Synonyms: malicious, spiteful, prejudical, pejorative.
Antonyms: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative.
- (n.) Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions.
Synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounty.
Antonyms: stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness.
- (n.) a survey made for military purpose; and kind of preliminary inspection or examination.
Synonyms: scouting expedition.
- (v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to.
Synonyms: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate.
Antonyms: refute, disprove, invalidate.
- (adj.) Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little.
Synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic.
Antonyms:garrulous, laquacious, prolix, verbose.
- (v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to comprimise.
Synonyms: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate.
- (adj.) Capable of being held or defended.
Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, maintainable.
Antonyms: indefensible, unjustifiable.
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