Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop (Level E), Unit 13

antipathy

(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
syn- hostility
ant- attraction

applicable

(adj.) capable of being applied; relevant, suitable
syn- appropriate
ant- inappropriate

asset

(n.) something of value; a resource; an advantage
syn- property
ant- drawback

besetant

(v.) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; (adj., part.) harassed, troubled; studded (as with jewels)
syn- assail

compassion

(n.) sympathy for another's suffering; pity
syn- concern
ant- indifference

decorum

(n.) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
syn- seemliness
ant- impropriety

duress

(n.) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
syn- intimidation
ant- persuasion

exuberant

(adj.) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
syn- lively
ant- depressed

facsimile

(n.) an exact copy
syn- replica
ant- variation

imbibe

(v.) to drink; to take in, absorb
syn- swallow
ant- eject

implacable

(adj.) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
syn- relentless
ant- lenient

infinitesimal

(adj.) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
syn- tiny
ant- vast

innocuous

(adj.) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
syn- feeble
ant- harmful

militate

(v.) to have effect or force on or against someone or something, fight against
syn- counter

patent

(n.) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright; (v.) to arrange or obtain such rights; (adj.) plain, open to view; copyrighted
syn- exclusive licesense
ant- concealed

prowess

(n.) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
syn- valor
ant- cowardice

sedate

(adj.) quiet, settled, sober; (v.) to administer a tranquilizer
syn- unruffled
ant- loud

stentorian

(adj.) extremely loud
syn- thundering
ant- hushed

stipulate

(v.) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
syn- specify

ultimatum

(n.) a final proposal or statement of conditions
syn- final terms