Final Exam Vocabulary

Antipathy
Definition – opposition in feeling; strong dislike
Synonym – repugnant
Antonym – ecstatic
Ecstatic
Definition – subject to or in a state of ecstasy; full of joy
Synonym –
Antonym – antipathy/repugnant
Holocaust
Definition – a sacrifice consumed by fire
Synonym –
Antonym – pneumatic
Autocrat
Definition – a person (monarch) ruling with unlimited authority
Synonym –
Antonym – plutocrat
Pneumatic
Definition – of, relating to, or using gas (as wind or air); moved or worked by air pressure
Synonym –
Antonym – holocaust
Amnesia
Definition – loss of memory due usually to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression, or illness
Synonym – torpid/insipid/recumbent
Antonym –
Malediction
Definition – a curse; imprecation
Synonym – imprecation/prognosticate
Antonym –
Impalpable
Definition – incapable of being felt by touch
Synonym – insipid
Antonym – latent
Paucity
Definition – smallness of number
Synonym –
Antonym – extravagant/ponderous/cursory
Torpid
Definition – having lost motion or the power of exertion or feeling; sluggish in action or functioning; lacking energy or vigor
Synonym –
Antonym –
Prognosticate
Definition – to foretell from signs or symptoms
Synonym –
Antonym – contingent
Physiognomy
Definition – the art of discovering temperament and character from outward appearance; the facial features held to show qualities of mind or character by their configuration or expression
Synonym – metamorphosis/somatic
Antonym –
Insipid
Definition – lacking taste or savor; lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge
Synonym – Impalpable/torpid
Antonym – extravagant
Extravagant
Definition – spending much more than is necessary; extremely high; extremely or excessively elaborate
Synonym – ponderous/cursory
Antonym – paucity/insipid
Vacillate
Definition – to sway through lack of equilibrium
Synonym –
Antonym – polyglot
Pugilist
Definition – a professional boxer
Synonym –
Antonym – recumbent
Recumbent
Definition – representing a person lying down
Synonym – torpid
Antonym – pugilist
Emissary
Definition – one designated as the agent of another; a secret agent
Synonym – advocate/commend
Antonym –
Ponderous
Definition – of very great weight; unwieldy or clumsy because of weight and size
Synonym – extravagant/cursory
Antonym – paucity
Imprecation
Definition – a curse; malediction
Synonym – malediction/prognosticate
Antonym –
Diametrically
Definition – located at the diameter; completely opposed; being at opposite extremes
Synonym – polyglot/contingent
Antonym – theocentric
Metamorphosis
Definition – change in physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means; striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances
Synonym – somatic/physiognomy
Antonym –
Somatic
Definition – affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germ plasm or the psyche; relating to the wall of the body
Synonym – metamorphosis/physiognomy
Antonym –
Theocentric
Definition – having God as the central interest and ultimate concern
Synonym –
Antonym – diametrically
Polyglot
Definition – a mixture or confusion of languages or nomenclatures; book containing versions of the same text in different languages
Synonym – diametrically/contingent
Antonym –
Thalassic
Definition – situated or developed about inland seas
Synonym –
Antonym – metropolitan
Metropolitan
Definition – primate of an ecclesiastical province; relating to a large city, its surrounding suburbs, and other neighboring communities
Synonym –
Antonym – thalassic
Plutocrat
Definition – government by the wealthy
Synonym –
Antonym – autocrat
Cursory
Definition – rapidly or often superficially performed or produced
Synonym -extravagant/ponderous
Antonym – paucity
Latent
Definition – present and capable of emerging or developing, but now visible, obvious, or active
Synonym –
Antonym – impalpable
Tacit
Definition – expressed or carried on without words or speech
Synonym – recumbent
Antonym – polyglot
Advocate
Definition – one that pleads the cause of another
Synonym – commend/emissary
Antonym –
Contingent
Definition – likely but not certain to happen
Synonym – diametrically
Antonym –
Credulous
Definition – ready to believe especially on sight or uncertain evidence
Synonym – polyglot
Antonym – neophobiac/divergent
Repugnant
Definition – distasteful, objectionable, or offensive
Synonym – antipathy
Antonym – ecstatic
Commend
Definition – to entrust for care or preservation
Synonym – advocate/emissary
Antonym –
Neophobiac
Definition – a person who fears something new or change
Synonym – divergent
Antonym – credulous
Divergent
Definition – turning away from a course or standard
Synonym – neophobiac
Antonym – credulous/polyglot