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Vocabulary Words American Literature. Week #10. Pragmatic. Pragmatic. Definition: ( adj ) concerned with practical matters Synonym: realistic, logical, rational Antonym: impractical, naïve. Pretentious. Pretentious. Definition : ( adj ) making a claim to importance or distinction - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Vocabulary WordsAmerican LiteratureWeek #10Pragmatic

PragmaticDefinition: (adj) concerned with practical matters

Synonym: realistic, logical, rational

Antonym: impractical, navePretentious

PretentiousDefinition: (adj) making a claim to importance or distinction

Synonym: showy, pompous, exaggerated

Antonym: down-to-earth, sensibleQuerulous

Querulous Definition: (adj) habitually complaining Synonym: critical, fussy, negative

Antonym: easy-going, calmReclusive

ReclusiveDefinition: (adj) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

Synonym: isolated, secluded, anti-social

Antonym: friendly, out-goingRenovation

Renovation Definition: (n) the act improving by renewing and restoring

Synonym: make-over, repair

Antonym: damage, decline, worsening11Spontaneous

SpontaneousDefinition: (adj) happening or arising without apparent cause

Synonym: impulsive, spur-of-the-moment

Antonym: planned, intentional, deliberateSuperfluous

Superfluous Definition: (adj) serving no useful purpose; extra; unneeded

Synonym: unnecessary, excessive

Antonym: essentialTenacious

TenaciousDefinition: (adj) holding fast or tending to hold fast

Synonym: stubborn, persistent, determined

Antonym: weak, unsure, indecisiveVolition

VolitionDefinition: (n) act of willing or choosing

Synonym: wish, choice, decision

Antonym: intimidation, coercion, forceVoracious

VoraciousDefinition: (adj) having a huge appetite

Synonym: hungry, greedy, ravenous

Antonym: satisfied, full, satiated