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Thursday, March 18, 2010

CHAPTER 12: ANALOGIES of WORDS of UNDESIRABLY HIGH DEGREE


In the following pairs of words, the second word denotes an undesirably higher degree of the first word.
Example
To be miserly is to be too frugal
To be arrogant is to be too confident.

FRUGAL : MISERLY 
CONFIDENT : ARROGANT 

COMPLAINING : QUERULOUS 
SPENDING : PRODIGAL 

REQUESTING : IMPORTUNATE 
PETITIONING : GROVELING 

INQUIRING : PRYING
QUESTIONING : GRILLING 

PATRIOTIC : CHAUVINISTIC 
THRIFTY : PARSIMONIOUS

COMPLIANT : SERVILE 
TRUSTING : GULLIBLE

TALKATIVE : GARRULOUS 
COMPLIANT : CARPING

GROWING : BURGEONING 
BEATING : PALPITATING 
RECEPTIVE : GULLIBLE 
LAUDATORY : SYCOPHANTIC

INVOLVING : ENTANGLED
ENTHUSIASTIC : ZEALOUS 

PASSIONATE : FANATICAL
IDEALISTIC : QUIXOTIC 

SKEPTICAL : PARANOID 
ADMIRING : IDOLATROUS

ATTENTIVE : OFFICIOUS 
REFINED : SNOBBISH

RESOLUTE : HEADSTRONG 
AMENABLE : DOCILE 

DEVOTED : IDOLATROUS 
SENSITIVE : TOUCHY 

DECOROUS : PRUDISH 
DISCRIMINATING : FASTIDIOUS 

PRINCIPLED : MORALISTIC 
ERUDITE : PEDANTIC 

APPREHENSIVE : TERRIFIED 
AFFECTIONATE : ADORING 

COURAGEOUS : FOOLHARDY 
MUNIFICENT : PROFLIGATE

ASSERTING : BELABORING 
TENDING : FUSSING 

MOTILE : FRENETIC 
BELIEVING : FANATICAL 
BRIGHT : GLARING 
LOUD : DEAFENING 

SWEET : CLOYING 
FRUGAL : PENURIOUS 

COMPLIANT : OBSEQUIOUS
PLAIN : AUSTERE 
CLEAN : STERILIZED 
EXTRACTED : MILKED 
UTILIZED : EXPLOITED

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