unit 1

acquisitive

synonyms: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
antonyms: altruistic, unretentive

arrogate

synonyms: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon

banal

synonyms: stale, insipid
antonyms: fresh, novel, original, new

belabor

synonyms: overwork

carping

synonyms: nit-picking, caviling
antonyms:approving, uncritical

coherent

synonyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
antonyms: muddled, chaotic, disjointed

congeal

synonyms: harden, jell, coagulated, solidify
antonyms: melt, liquefy

emulate

synonyms: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to

encomium

synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
antonyms: condemnation, castigation, criticism

eschew

synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
antonyms: embrace, adopt

germane

synonyms: pertinent
antonyms: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate

insatiable

synonyms: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious

intransigent

synonyms: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
antonyms: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding

invidious

synonyms: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
antonyms: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative

largesse

synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounty
antonyms:stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness

reconnaissance

synonyms: scouting expedition

substantiate

synonyms: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
antonyms: refute, disprove, validate

taciturn

synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
antonyms:garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose

temporize

synonyms: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate

tenable

synonyms: defensible, justifiable, maintainable
antonyms: indefensible, unjustifiable