World Lit. Vocabulary

World Lit. Vocabulary

World Lit. Vocabulary Level E Unit 11 allude (v) to refer to casually or indirectly Synonyms: suggest, insinuate, hint at, intimate

clairvoyant (adj) supernaturally perceptive; (n) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer Synonyms: (adj) insightful,

discerning, uncanny, (n) visionary Antonyms: (adj) blind, unseeing, myopic, dense, imperceptive conclusive (adj) serving to settle an issue; final Synonyms: decisive, indisputable,

convincing, definitive Antonyms: unsettled, provisional, indefinite disreputable (adj) not respectable, not esteemed Synonyms: disgraceful,

discreditable, shady Antonyms: honest, aboveboard, respectable, creditable endemic (adj) native or confined to a particular region or people;

characteristic of or prevalent in a field Synonyms: indigenous, restricted to Antonyms: alien, foreign, extraneous exemplary

(adj) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model Synonyms: praiseworthy, meritorious, sterling, illustrative Antonyms: infamous, notorious, scandalous, disreputable fathom

(v) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n) a measure of depth in water Synonyms: (v) grasp, comprehend, figure out, plumb guile

(n) treacherous cunning, deceit Synonyms: trickery, duplicity, chicanery Antonyms: candor, artlessness, navet, plain dealing integrity

(n) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness Synonyms: rectitude, probity Antonyms: dishonesty, corruption, turpitude itinerary

(n) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook Synonyms: schedule, program misconstrue (v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the

meaning of Synonyms: misjudge, misinterpret obnoxious (adj) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

Synonyms: disagreeable, repugnant, hateful, odious Antonyms: agreeable, pleasing, engaging, personable placate (v) to appease, soothe, pacify

Synonyms: satisfy, mollify, allay, conciliate Antonyms: vex, irk, provoke, exasperate, annoy placid (adj) calm, peaceful

Synonyms: undisturbed, tranquil, quiet, serene Antonyms: stormy, agitated, turbulent, tempestuous potent (adj) powerful; highly effective

Synonyms: mighty, formidable, forceful Antonyms: weak, inept, feckless, powerless, ineffective pretext (n) a false reason, deceptive excuse Synonyms: pretense, cover story, rationale, evasion

protrude (v) to stick out, thrust forth Synonyms: project, jut out, bulge reparation (n.) a payment made for a wrong or an

injury Both Germany and Japan paid reparations to Britain, France, and the United States after WWII. Synonyms: compensation, damages, redress stark

(adj) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv) utterly Synonyms: (adj) sheer, downright, grim, bleak; (adv) absolutely Antonyms: (adj) bright, cheerful, embellished, ornate superficial

(adj) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow Synonyms: skin-deep, insubstantial, cursory, slapdash

Antonyms: deep, profound, thorough, exhaustive

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