Vocab Lesson 8

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paradox

seemingly self-contradictory statement, condition, or person

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paradox synonyms

contradiction, inconsistency, Catch-22

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admonish

warn, advise, or criticize to correct a fault

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admonish synonyms

scold, caution, counsel, urge, rebuke, reprove

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admonish related words

reprimand, reproach, exhort, chide, censure, berate, upbraid

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admonish contrasted words

commend, acclaim, extol

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penitent

feeling sorry and willing to atone or make up for sin or wrongdoing

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penitent synonyms

sorry, repentant, conscience-stricken, contrite

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penitent related words

remorseful, atoning

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penitent contrasted words

impenitent, unrepentant, unregenerate, remorseless

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accolade

high praise, award, honor

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accolade synonyms

acclaim, tribute, recognition, praise, laurels

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accolade related words

commendation, kudos

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accolade contrasted words

censure

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nonchalant

casually unconcerned

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nonchalant synonyms

unconcerned, cool, casual, easygoing, carefree, indifferent, insouciant

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nonchalant related words

imperturbable, unruffled, debonair

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nonchalant contrasted words

perturbed, disconcerted, apprehensive, fretful, agitated

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banal

ordinary, uninteresting, pointless

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banal synonyms

commonplace, unoriginal, unimaginative, insipid

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banal related words

trite, hackneyed, pedestrian, prosaic, vapid, stereotyped, platitudinous, jejune

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banal contrasted words

innovative, provocative, novel, unique

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iridescent

\n showing rainbow-like colors

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iridescent synonyms

glistening, glittering, colorful, brilliant, lustrous

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iridescent related words

opalescent, prismatic, polychromatic, radiant, luminous, effulgent

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iridescent contrasted words

lackluster, drab

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cajole

\n persuade through flattery, promises, pleasant or misleading words

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cajole synonyms

\n persuade, flatter, coax

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cajole related words

wheedle, blandish, entice, inveigle, beguile

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cajole contrasted words

extort, coerce

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urbane

sophisticated, smooth, polite, polished in manner

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urbane synonyms

refined, cultivated, smooth, courteous, elegant, suave

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urbane related words

cosmopolitan, debonair

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urbane contrsted words

gauche, uncouth, boorish

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stymie

block, hinder, frustrate

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stymie synonyms

block, hinder, frustrate, stump, confuse, baffle, perplex, bewilder, thwart

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stymie related words

confound, impede, obstruct, hamper, nonplus

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