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Odious

hateful adj. repugnant, hateful syn. abhorrent, abominable, detestable, horrid ant. lovable, sympathetic

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Wanton

excessive adj. extravagant syn. extreme ant. frugal, reserved

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Contentious

quarrelsome adj. argumentative attitude or action syn. bellicose, combative, militant, pugnacious ant. peaceable, amiable, agreeable, complaisant

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Strident

harsh adj. shrill and loud syn. grating, jarring, rasphing, raucous, clamorous ant. euphonious, melodious, sweet, pleasing

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Pompous

arrogant adj. ostentatiously grand or showy/self-important syn. pontifical, egocentric, pretentious ant. humble, meek, modest

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Belligerent

hostile adj. quarrelsome, combative, inflammatory, aggressive syn. bellicose, combative, contentious, pugnacious ant. friendly, peaceable, conciliatory, amiable

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Mitigating

lessen v. make milder or more tolerable/ reduce in degree syn. assuage, alleviate, palliate, lessen ant. intensify, increase, aggravate

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Propitious

favorable adj. favorably disposed, benign, affording favorable conditions syn. auspicious, promising, kindly ant. adverse, unpromising

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Plausible

possible adj. having a superficial appearance of truth syn. believable, dredible, impossible ant. improbable, unlikely, impossible

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Specious

false adj. apparently true, but isn't syn. deceptive, erroneous, inaccurate ant. valid

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Rhetorical

over-elaborate adj. over-elaborate, showy/ concerned primarily with style or effect syn. oratorical, euphistic, flowery, grandiloquent ant. plain, unpretentious, unembellished

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Derogatory

belittling adj. disparaging, negative, expressing low opinion syn. disparaging, detracting, pejorative, depreciatory ant. complimentary, laudatory, admiring

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Obsolete

out-moded adj. no longer in use/ out of date syn. extinct, outworn, passe, unfashionable ant. contemporary, modern, new-fashioned, up-to-date

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Exemplary

outstanding adj. serving as a model for intimidation syn. paradigmatic, admirable, commendable ant. contemporary, modern, new-fashioned, up-to -date

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Acute

sharp adj. keen, critical, keenly perceptive syn. penetrating, incisive, trenchant, piercing ant. obtuse, dense, dull, stupid

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Jeopardize

endanger v. to expose peril or hazard/risk syn. hazard, imperil, endanger, menace, risk ant. safeguard

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Nullify

make void v. to annul, make, render invalid/ deprive of force or efficacy syn. cancel out, invalidate, void ant. validate, authenticate

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Epitomize

capture the essence of v. an ideal or typical representation syn. typity ant. refute

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Infiltrate

gain entrance surreptitiously v. to filter into or through syn. sneak in/mingle

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Reproach

blame v/n. severe expression of censure; rebuke syn. rebuke, censure ant. praise

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Objective

factual adj. uninfluenced by emotion, surmise, or personal prejudice syn. unbiased ant. suppositional, biased, prejudiced

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Revere

glorify v. to regard with awe, great respect, or devotion syn. adore, worship ant. despise, abhor, loathe

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Discriminate

distinguish v. to make a clear distinction syn. differentiate, identify ant. muddle, confuse

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Innovate

contrive v. to begin or introduce something new syn. devise, originate

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Candid

sincere adj. impartial, without pretense or reserve, straightforward syn. frank, sincere ant. deceptive, disguised, hidden

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Peripheral

on the edge adj. of or related to or situated on the border of a surface; on the edge of, at the boundary; unnecessary, of minor importance syn. border, dispensable, irrelevant ant. central, essential, imperative

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Concise

brief and to the point adj. expressing much in few words; brief but comprehensive syn. pithy, succinct, terse ant. lengthy, wordy, verbose, prolix

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Prodigious

enormous adj. wonderfully great in degree, size, quantity, or extent; monstrous, immense syn. immense, enormous, amazing ant. insignificant, miniscule

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Sage

wise person adj. or n. a wise person, someone respected for his judgement or knowledge syn. guru, authority, expert ant. idiot, moron

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Ignoramus

an ignorant person n. dunce' uninformed, stupid individual syn. dunce, idiot, dolt ant. sage

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Virtuoso

master n. one w/ special talent or knowledge, especially in the arts; a highly skilled performer syn. master, genius, prodigy, maven ant. novice, amateur, tyro

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Antagonist

opponents n. one who engages another in combat or argument syn. opponent, adversary ant. ally, colleague, supporter

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Squander

waste v. to spend extravagantly or foolishly syn. waste, dissipate ant. conserve, hoard

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Flagrant

glaring adj. glaring, scandalous, outrageous syn. blatant, abject, barefaced, egregious ant. unnoticeable

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Infallible

dependable adj. exempt from liability to error; absolutely trustworthy syn. dependable, foolproof ant. fallible

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Grievous

painful adj. causing or expressing grief, pain, or anguish; serious, dire syn. mournful, sad, doleful ant. comedic, happy

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Avarice

greed n. inordinate desire for wealth, greed syn. cupidity, greediness, rapaciousness ant. generocity, munificence, unselfishness

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Depravity

perversion n. corruption, baseness; perversion syn. barbarism, decadence, debauchery ant. saintless, integrity

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Diligence

persistence n. earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort syn. persistence, assiduity ant. laziness

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Ribald

vulgar adj. indulging in vulgar, lewd humor syn. coarse, indifferent ant. inoffensive, innocuous

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Haughty

disdainful adj. proud and disdainful; arrogantly lofty syn. narcissistic, egomaniacal, cocky ant. modest, unassuming, humble

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Effervescent

bubbling adj. bubbling or hissing; exhibiting strong emotion or excitement syn. lively, bubbling, fizzing ant. dull, flat

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Apathetic

unfeeling adj. having or exhibiting little or no emotion; indifferent syn. stolid, dispassionate, unsentimental, indifferent ant. enthusiastic

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Parsimony

stinginess n. state of being excessively economical syn. frugality, stinginess ant. lavishness, generocity

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Disparity

difference n. dissimilarity, difference, inequality syn. discrepancy, incongruity, divergence ant. correspondence, accord, similarity

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Abstract

hypothetical adj. considered apart from concrete existence; not easily understood syn. hypothetical, speculative ant. proven, definite, concrete

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Temperate

moderate adj. exercising moderation and self-restraint syn. moderate, abstemious ant. excessive, unrestrained

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Inevitable

certain adj. incapable of being avoided or prevented syn. compulsory, mandatory ant. optional unrequired

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Eccentric

weird adj. departing from conventional or established norm; erratic syn. unorthodox, anomalous, weird ant. normal, typical, conventional

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Provincial

unsophisticated adj. not fashionable or sophisticated; limited in perspective syn. crude, uncultured, unrefined ant. cosmopolitan, citified

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Disdain

contempt n. scorn syn. scorn, derision ant. esteem, respect, honor, admiration

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Insubordinate

disobedient adj. not submitting to authority syn. defiant, rebellious, seditious ant. obedient, compliant

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Viable

capable of being used adj. capable of being successful syn. practical, possible, feasible ant. impossible, unworkable

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Expedite

hasten v. to accelerate the motion or progress of syn. facilitate, ease ant. hinder, obstruct, block

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Absolve

pardoned v. to release from obligation, penalty, or punishment syn. exempt, excuse, free ant. convict, obligate

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Collaborate

cooperate v. to work with another or others, act jointly, assist willingly syn. cooperate, unite ant. compete

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Recant

withdraw v. to retract or repudiate a previous assertion, unsay what has been said syn. disclaim, disavous, repudiate, abrogate ant. affirm, confirm

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Avow

declare v. to declare openly, admit, confess syn. claim, assert, allege, profess ant. deny, reject, repudiate, recant

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Equivocate

mislead v. to use ambiguous expressions, especially with intent to mislead syn. hedge, evade, prevaricate ant. confront, face

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Profuse

lavish adj. liberal or plentiful to excess syn. abundant, copious, bountiful ant. meager, niggard, stingy, frugal

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Discreet

judicious adj. capable of keeping a confidence syn. prudent, judicious, fiduciary ant. ostentatious, untrustworthy

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Vilification

belittlement n. vicious, defamatory statement syn. slander, belittlement ant. praise, compliment

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Incoherence

disordered n. lack of harmony or clear connections syn. chaos, muddle, disorderliness ant. logic, orderliness

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Compliance

agreement n. yielding to the will of others, agreeing to a wish or command syn. conformity, acquiescence ant. disagreement, discord

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Ameliorate

improve v. to make better or more tolerable syn. amend ant. deteriorate, worsen

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Deter

discourage v. to prevent or turn aside syn. inhibit, obviate ant. persuade, encourage, urge

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Reprehensible

blameworthy adj. deserving of criticism or censure syn. blameworthy, culpable ant. virtuous, righteous

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Obscure

made indistinct v. or adj. to make indistinct syn. hide, dim, indefinite ant. reveal, expose, distinct

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Capricious

fickle adj. changes one's mind easily and frequently syn. impulsive, whimsical, unpredictable ant. constant, predictable

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Impartial

unprejudiced adj. open-minded/fair syn. unbiased, indifferent, just ant. prejudiced, biased, partial

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Futile

fruitless adj. having no useful result; ineffectual syn. unproductive, failed ant. successful, effective

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Benevolent

doing good adj. suggestive of doing good syn. generous, philanthropic ant. malevolent, stingy, uncharitable

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Pious

devout adj. exhibiting reverence & earnest compliance in the observance of religion syn. devout, god-fearing ant. unobservant, irreligious

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Conciliate

reconcile v. to overcome the distrust or animosity of, appease syn. reconcile, mediate, negotiate ant. provoke, aggravate, inflate

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Resignation

surrender n. unresisting acceptance of something as inevitable syn. capitulation ant. resistance

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Dogmatic

unyielding adj. authoritative, arrogant assertion; dictatorial syn. relentless, unceasing, inflexible, headstrong, obdurate ant. inconstant, easygoing

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Cacophony

inharmonious sound n. jarring, discordant sound syn. noise, babel, racket, pandemonium ant. harmony, euphony

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Morbid

rigorous adj. characterized by preoccupation w/ unwholesome thoughts or feelings syn. odious, repulsive, gruesome, appalling ant. appealing, attractive, lovely

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Stagnant

motionless adj. stale syn. static, stale, sluggish ant. flowing, moving, fresh

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Minuscule

tiny adj. very small syn. minute, diminutive, microscopic ant. gigantic, gargantuan, huge

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Discordance

disharmony n. state of disagreement, discord syn. contention, disharmony, disunity, dissonance ant. accord, agreement, harmony

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Amiable

cordial adj. friendly and agreeable in disposition syn. affable, convivial, sociable ant. unfriendly, uncongenial, ill-disposed

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Benefactor

one who gives aid n. giver of financial support to a person or charity syn. donor, patron, sponsor, supporter, philanthropist

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Summit

top n. the highest point syn. acme, apex, pinnacle, zenith ant. nadir, bottom

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Irrefutable

incapable of being disproved adj. impossible to disprove, incontrovertible syn. unarguable, airtight, unquestionable ant. disputable, arguable

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Perfunctory

careless and routine adj. done routinely and with little interest or care syn. unenthusiastic, tepid, tactless ant. enthusiastic, vibrant

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Ravenous

extreme hunger adj. extremely hungry syn. rapacious, starved, voracious, famished ant. satisfied, sated

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Voracious

unstoppable adj. having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity/pursuit syn. greedy, rapacious, gluttonous ant. generous, unselfish, abstemious

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Frivolous

trivial adj. unworthy of serious attention syn. foolish, inane, silly, mindless ant. sensible, meaningful

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Gullible

easily fooled adj. easily deceived or duped syn. unsuspecting, naive, ingenuous ant. suspicious

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Credulous

too easy to believe adj. disposed to believe too readily; gullible syn. unquestioning, undiscerning ant. critical, discerning

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Steadfast

loyal adj. steady; firmly loyal syn. faithful, dedicated, resolute, assiduous

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Unbiased

impartial adj. without prejudice, impartial syn. disinterested, dispassionate, fair, evenhanded ant. prejudiced, partial

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Animated

lively adj. filled with activity, spirit; lively syn. dynamic, energetic, vibrant, zestful ant. lethargic, sluggish, dreaden

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Taciturn

silent adj. habitually untalkative syn. uncommunicative, quiet, silent, inexpressive ant. communicative, open

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Resolute

steadfast adj. characterized by firmness or determination syn. determined, fervid ant. faltering, apathetic

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Servile

submissive adj. abjectly submissive syn. slavish ant. assertive

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Reticent

bashful adj. characteristically hesitant or disinclined to speak out syn. restrained, bashful, reserved ant. bold, extroverted

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Anarchy

chaos n. absence of any form of political authority; political disorder & confusion syn. lawlessness, disorder, dissonance, discord ant. order, control

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Superficial

shallow adj. concerned with only what is apparent or obvious syn. cursory, insubstantial, surface ant. deep, profound, significant

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