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Abridge

To make shorter Syn: Shorten, condense, abbreviate Ant: Expand, enlarge, augment

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Adherent

(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to Ant: Disciple Syn:opponent, adversary, critic, detractor

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Altercation

(n.) an angry argument. SYNONYMS: quarrel, dispute, squabble.ANTONYMS: agreement, accord.

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Cherubic

(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent Syn: Angelic, seraphic, baetific Ant: implish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish

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Dissent

(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement. SYNONYMS: (v.) differ, dispute (n.) opposition, objection. ANTONYMS: (v.) agree, concur; (n.) unanimity, harmony.

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Eminent

(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting Syn: illustrious, renowned Ant: obscure, nameless, unsung, lowly, humble

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Fabricate

(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent. SYNONYMS: put together, devise, contrive, concoct. ANTONYMS: take apart, undo, destroy, demolish.

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Irate

(adj.) angry. SYNONYMS: incensed, infuriated, enraged, livid.ANTONYMS: calm, composed, cool, unruffled.

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marauder

(n.) a raider, plunderer. SYNONYMS: looter, pirate.

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Pauper

(n.) an extremely poor person. SYNONYMS: destitute person.ANTONYM: billionaire.

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Pilfer

(v.) to steal in small quantities. SYNONYMS: rob, swipe, purloin.

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Surmount

v. to overcome, rise above synonyms: conquer, triumph over

antonyms: be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to

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terminate

(v.) to bring to an end. SYNONYMS: conclude, finish, discontinue. ANTONYMS: begin, commence.

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Trite

(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale. SYNONYMS: banal, hackneyed, corny. ANTONYMS: original, innovative.

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Usurp

to seize and hold a position by force or without right Syn: Seize, illegally, commandeer, supplant

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adieu

(int.) "Farewell!"; (n.) a farewell SYNONYMS: (int.) "So long"; (n.) good bye ANTONYMS: (int.) "Hello"; (n.) greeting

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apex

(n.) the highest point, tip SYNONYMS: peak, summit, acme ANTONYMS: nadir, lowest point

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assimilate

(v.) to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully SYN: digest, blend in

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bogus

(adj) fake, fraudulent SYN: phony, fake, spurious ANT: genuine, authentic

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exorbitant

(adj.) unreasonably high; excessive SYNONYMS: extreme, inordinate, overpriced ANTONYMS: inexpensive, affordable, reasonable

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interim

(n.) the time between; (adj.) temporary, coming between two points in time SYN: intervals, interlude, provisional, stopgap

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inundate

(v.) to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size SYN: submerge, deluge, swamp

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malign

(v.) to speak evil of, slander; (adj.) evilSYNONYMS: (v.) defame, vilify, badmouth; (adj.) wickedANTONYMS: (v.) praise, commend; (adj.) kind, benevolent

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meander

(v.) to wander about, wind about; (n.) a sharp turn or twist SYN: ramble, zigzag, twist

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metropolis

(n.) a large city; the chief city of an areaSYNONYMS: large urban centerANTONYMS: hamlet, village

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momentous

(adj.) very importantSYNONYMS: consequential, weighty

ANTONYMS: inconsequential, trivial, slight, unimportant

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obstreperous

(adj.) noisy; unruly, disorderlySYNONYMS: wild, uncontrolled, riotous ANTONYMS: quiet, well-behaved, docile

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pensive

(adj.) thoughtful; melancholySYNONYMS: dreamy, contemplative

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perilous

(adj.) dangerou SYNONYMS: risky, chancy, hazardous, unsafeANTONYMS: safe, secure, harmless

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shoddy

(adj.) of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship

SYN: cheap, tacky, imitative ANT: well-made, solid, durable, superior

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sprightly

(adj.) lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful SYNONYMS: frisky, peppy, spirited, buoyant ANTONYMS: sullen, spiritless, dull, morose, sluggish

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surly

(adj.) angry and bad-tempered; rude SYNONYMS: gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile ANTONYMS: polite, gracious, civil, friendly, genial

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tirade

(n.) a long, angry speech, usually very critical SYNONYMS:* diatribe, tongue-lashing

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vagrant

(n.) an idle wanderer, tramp; (adj.) wandering aimlessly SYN: vagabond, hobo, nomad ANT: stay-at-home, resident

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atone

(v.) to make up for SYNONYMS: expiate, make amends for

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bondage

(n.) slavery; any state of being bound or held down SYNONYMS: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence ANTONYMS: freedom, liberty, independence

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credible

(adj.) believable SYNONYMS: plausible, acceptable, likely ANTONYMS: unbelievable, implausible, improbable

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defray

(v.) to pay for SYNONYMS: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill

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diligent

hard-working SYN: assiduous, sedulous ANT: lazy, indolent

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doleful

(adj.) sad; dreary SYNONYMS: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous ANTONYMS: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant

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ghastly

(adj.) frightful, horrible; deathly pale SYNONYMS: dreadful, appalling, gruesome, grisly ANTONYMS: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful

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hamper

(v.) to hold back SYNONYMS: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit ANTONYMS: facilitate, ease, smooth the way

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hew

(v.) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to SYNONYMS: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform

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impoverished

(adj.) poor, in a state of poverty; depletedSYNONYMS: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent ANTONYMS: rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperous

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incessant

(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time SYNONYMS: ceaseless, constant, uninterrupted ANTONYMS: occasional, sporadic, intermittent

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intricate

(adj.) complicated; difficult to understand SYNONYMS: complex, convoluted ANTONYMS: simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated

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posthumous

(adj.) occurring or published after deathSYNONYMS: postmortem ANTONYMS: prenatal

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prim

(adj.) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish SYNONYMS: fussy, fastidious, squeamish ANTONYMS: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose, lax

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sardonic

Grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic Synonyms: mordant, acerbic, wry Antonyms: bland, saccharine, good-natured

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superfluous

(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess SYNONYMS: surplus, supererogatory ANTONYMS:* necessary, essential, vital, indispensable

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taunt

(v.) to jeer at, mock; (n.) an insulting or mocking remark SYN: ridicule, insult ANT: cheer, praise

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tenacious

(adj.) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent SYNONYMS: obstinate, stubborn, dogged ANTONYMS: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack

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annihilate

(v.) to destroy completely SYNONYMS: obliterate, decimate ANTONYMS: foster, promote, encourage, nurture

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arbitrary

(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness SYN: capricious

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brazen

(adj.) shameless, impudent; made of brass SYNONYMS: saucy, bold ANTONYMS: deferential, respectful, self-effacing

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catalyst

(n.) a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change SYN: stimulus

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Exodus

(n.) a large-scale departure or flight SYNONYMS: emigration, escape, hegira ANTONYMS: immigration, influx, arrival, entrance

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facilitate

to make easier; to assist

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incorrigible

(adj.) not able to be corrected; beyond control SYNONYMS: unruly, intractable, incurable, inveterate ANTONYMS: tractable, docile, curable, reparable

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latent

(adj.) hidden, present but not realized SYNONYMS: dormant, inactive, undeveloped ANTONYMS: exposed, manifest, evident

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militant

(adj.) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n.) an activist

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morose

having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable

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opaque

(adj.) not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid

SYN: obtuse

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paramount

(adj.) chief in importance, above all others SYNONYMS: supreme, foremost, primary, dominant ANTONYMS: secondary, subordinate, ancillary

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prattle

(v.) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (n.) baby talk; babble

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rebut

(v.) to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute

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servitude

slavery, forced labor

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slapdash

(adj.) careless and hasty SYNONYMS: cursory, perfunctory, sloppy, slipshod ANTONYMS: painstaking, meticulous, thorough, in-depth

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stagnant

(adj.) not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull SYN: fetid

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succumb

(v.) to give way to superior force, yieldSYNONYMS: submit, die, expire ANTONYMS: overcome, master, conquer

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abscond

(v.) to run off and hide SYNONYMS: bolt, make off, skip town

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anarchy

(n) a lack of government and law; confusion SYNONYMS: chaos, disorder, turmoil, pandemonium ANTONYMS: law and order, peace and quiet

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arduous

(adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort SYNONYMS: hard, difficult, laborious, fatiguing ANTONYMS: easy, simple, effortless

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auspicious

(adj.) favorable; fortunate SYNONYMS: promising, encouraging, propitious ANTONYMS: ill-omened, sinister

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daunt

to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage SYN: dismay, cow ANT: encourage, reassure

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fated

(adj.) determined in advance by destiny or fortune SYNONYMS: destined, preordained, doomed ANTONYMS: fortuitous, chance, random

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inanimate

(adj.) not having life; without energy or spirit SYNONYMS: dead, spiritless ANTONYMS: living, alive, energetic, sprightly

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incinerate

v. to burn to ashes syn: burn up, cremate, reduce to ashes

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intrepid

(adj) very brave, fearless, unshakable SYNONYMS: valiant, audacious, daring ANTONYMS: timid, cowardly, craven, pusillanimous

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larceny

theft SYN: robbery; stealing

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precipice

(n) a very steep cliff, the brink or edge of disaster SYNONYMS: crag, bluff, ledge ANTONYMS: abyss, chasm, gorge

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reprieve

(n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement SYN:stay, respite, postpone, delay ANT: proceed

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alien

(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange Synonyms: (adj.) exotic, unfamiliar Antonyms: (adj.) native, endemic, familiar

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compensate

(v.) to make up for; to repay for services Synonyms: pay back, reimburse, recompense Antonyms: fail to reward, stiff

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dissolute

(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior Synonyms: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt Antonyms: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper

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erratic

(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable SYN: irregular ANT: steady; constant

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expulsion

(n.) the process of driving or forcing out Synonyms: ejection, ouster, eviction Antonyms: admittance, admission

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feint

(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of SYN: trick, bluff

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fodder

(n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

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fortify

(v.) to strengthen, build up Synonyms: reinforce, shore up Antonyms: weaken, undermine, sap, impair

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illegible

(adj.) difficult or impossible to read Synonyms: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled Antonyms: readable, decipherable, distinct, clear

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jeer

(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision SYN: laugh at, mock, taunt ANT: applause

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proliferate

(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly Synonyms: multiply, mushroom, burgeon Antonyms: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off

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subjugate

(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control Synonyms: subdue, vanquish, master Antonyms: be conquered, submit, surrender

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sully

(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch Synonyms: pollute, taint, smear Antonyms: cleanse, purify, decontaminate

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unflinching

(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back Synonyms: resolute, steadfast, unwavering Antonyms: irresolute, wavering, vacillating

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admonish

(v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty SYN: warn, call on the carpet

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brigand

(n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman SYN: Bandit, robber, outlaw

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circumspect

(adj.) careful, cautious - SYNONYMS: wary, prudent, guarded -ANTONYMS: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless

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commandeer

(v.) to seize for military or official use Synonyms: take over, requisition, expropriate

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