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acclamation

(n.) a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval SYNONYMS: ovation, cheering, plaudits ANTONYMS: booing, hissing, jeers, catcalls

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bucolic

(adj.) characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral SYNONYM: rustic ANTONYM: metropolitan

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calumniate

(v.) to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously SYNONYMS: defame, libel ANTONYMS: flatter, whitewash, praise

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chary

(adj.) extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to); reserved, diffident SYNONYM: skittish ANTONYMS: heedless, reckless, incautious

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collusion

(n.) secret agreement or cooperation SYNONYMS: conspiracy, plot, connivance, cohorts

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dilettante

(n.) a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; (adj.) superficial SYNONYM: amateur ANTONYM: professional

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imperturbable

(adj.) not easily excited; emotionally steady SYNONYMS: unflappable, unexcitable, serene, unruffled ANTONYM: excitable

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increment

(n.) an enlargement, increase, addition SYNONYM: accretion ANTONYMS: reduction, decrease

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mandate

(n.) an authoritative command, formal order, authorization; (v.) to issue such an order SYNONYM: (n.) directive ANTONYMS: (v.) forbid, ban, outlaw

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paltry

(adj.) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy SYNONYMS: measly, meager, piddling, trivial ANTONYMS: gigantic, immense

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paroxysm

(n.) a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion SYNONYMS: fit, seizure

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pedantry

(n.) a pretentious display of knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details SYNONYMS: nit-picking, pettifoggery

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peregrination

(n.) the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country SYNONYMS: journey, wandering, odyssey

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redolent

(adj.) fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura SYNONYMS: evocative, reminiscent, aromatic ANTONYMS: unevocative, odorless

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refulgent

(adj.) shining, radiant, resplendent SYNONYM: splendid ANTONYMS: dim, dark, obscure, dingy, dull

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shibboleth

(n.) a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism SYNONYMS: password, slogan

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tyro

(n.) a beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill SYNONYM: neophyte ANTONYMS: veteran, past master, expert

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unremitting

(adj.) not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless SYNONYMS: incessant, unrelenting ANTONYMS: desultory, intermittent

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vacillate

(v.) to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will SYNONYMS: fluctuate, oscillate ANTONYM: persevere

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vituperative

(adj.) harshly abusive, severely scolding SYNONYMS: abusive, scurrilous, insulting ANTONYMS: complimentary, laudatory, flattering

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allege

(v.) to assert without proof or confirmation SYNONYM: contend ANTONYM: prove

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arrant

(adi) thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant SYNONYMS: egregious, unmitigated

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badinage

(n.) light and playful conversation SYNONYMS: banter, persiflage, repartee ANTONYM: sermon

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conciliate

(v) to overcome the distrust of, win over. to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent SYNONYMS: mollify, propitiate ANTONYMS: antagonize, alienate, estrange

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countermand

(v.) to cancel or reverse one order or command with another SYNONYMS: recall, revoke ANTONYMS: reaffirm, reassert

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echelon

(n.) one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit, a step-like formation or arrangement SYNONYM: rank, level, tier

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exacerbate

(v) to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful SYNONYMS: intensify, worsen, agaravat ANTONYMS: alléviate, mitigate, ameliorate

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fatuous

(adj) foolish in a self-satisfied way (hubris) SYNONYMS: silly, vapid, inane, doltish, vacuous ANTONYMS: intelligent, perceptive, bright

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irrefutable

(adj.) impossible. to disprove; beyond argument SYNONYMS: indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable ANTONYMS: disputable, indefensible, untenable

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juggernaut

(n.) a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path

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lackadasical

(adj.) lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted SYNONYMS: indolent, indifferent, lax ANTONYMS: energetic, vigorous, wholehearted

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litany

(n.) a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list SYNONYMS: catalog, megillah

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macabre

(adj.) grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject SYNONYMS: grim, ghoulish

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paucity

(n.) an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth of SYNONYM: lack ANTONYMS: glut, plenitude, deluge surplus, overabundance

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portend

(v.) to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of SYNONYMS: bode, foretell, suggest, predict

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raze

(v.) to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out SYNONYMS: pull down, demolish, shave off ANTONYMS: build, construct, raise, erect

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recant

(v.) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract SYNONYMS: repudiate, disavow. ANTONYM: reassert

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saturate

(v.) to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully SYNONYMS: drench, flood, imbue ANTONYM: drain

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saturnine

(adj.) of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood SYNONYM: morose; ANTONYMS: cheerful, vivacious

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slough

(v) to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud; (n.) a mire; a state of depression, bog SYNONYMS: (v.) shed, slog ANTONYMS: (v.) take on, acquire, assume

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Allay

(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve SYNONYMS: reduce, alleviate, moderate ANTONYMS: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

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bestial

(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility SYNONYMS: animalistic, loathsome ANTONYMS: human, clement, virtuous, upright

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convivial

(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial SYNONYMS: fun-loving, jovial, merry ANTONYMS: dour, sullen, unsociable

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coterie

(n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest SYNONYMS: clique, set

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counterpart

(n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another, a complement SYNONYM: match

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demur

(v.) to object or take exception to (n.) an objection SYNONYMS: (.) protest, object to ANTONYMS: (v.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

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effrontery

(n.) shameless boldness, impudent SYNONYMS: chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek ANTONYMS: shyness, diffidence, timidity

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embellish

(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details SYNONYM: garnish ANTONYMS: strip, mar, disfigure

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ephemeral

(adj) lasting only a short time, short-lived SYNONYMS: transient, evanescent, transitory ANTONYMS: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual

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felicitous

(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy SYNONYMS: fortunate, well-put ANTONYMS: Inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

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furtive

(adj) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret SYNONYMS: covert, surreptitious ANTONYMS: aboveboard, open

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garish

(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or over-decorated in a vulgar or offensive way SYNONYMS: gaudy, flashy, tawdry , lour le sgue, today ANTONYMS: subdued, muted, understated, quiet

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illusory

(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality SYNONYMS: specious, spurious, imaginary ANTONYMS: actual, real, factual, objective

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indigent

(adj.) needy, impoverished SYNONYMS: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute ANTONYMS: affluent, prosperous

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inordinate

(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive SYNONYMS: exorbitant, extravagant ANTONYMS: reasonable, equitable

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jettison

(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome SYNONYMS: cast off, discard, dump, junk ANTONYMS: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep

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misanthrope

(n.) a person who hates or despises people, hater of humanity SYNONYM: people-hater.... Annie

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pertinacious

(adj) very persistent, holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied SYNONYMS: stubborn, determined, lackadasical

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picayune

(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded SYNONYMS: piddling, trifling ANTONYMS: important, significant, huge, gigantic

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raiment

(n.) clothing, garments SYNONYMS: apparel, attire

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Aquisitive

(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property ANT: altruistic

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Arrogate

(v.) To claim or take without right. ANT: Renounce, abdicate, abandon

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Banal

(adj.) Hackneyed, trite, commonplace. ANT: fresh, original, new

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belabor

(v.) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly

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Carping

(adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n.) petty, nagging criticism ANT: approving, uncritical

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Coherent

(adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful ANT: muddled, chaotic, disjointed, adhesive

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congeal

(v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid ANT: liquify

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emulate

(v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

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ecomium

(n.) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute ANT: condemnation, castigation, criticism

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Eschew

(v.) To avoid, shun, keep away from. ANT: embrace, adopt

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Germane

(adj.) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting ANT: Irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate

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insatiable

(adj.) So great or demanding as not to be satisfied. ANT: unquenchable, ravenous

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intransigent

(adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable ANT: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding

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Invidious

(Adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment ANT: flattering, ameliorative

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Largesse

(N.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions ANT: stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness

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reconaissance

(n.) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

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Substantiate

(v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to ANT: refute, disprove, invalidate

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Taciturn

(adj.) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little ANT: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose

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temporize

(v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

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tenable

(adj.) capable of being held or defended ANT: indefensible, unjustifiable

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Accent Aquisitive

a kwiz' e tiv

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Accent Arrogate

a' ro gāt

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Accent Banal

ba nal'

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Accent Belabor

bi lā' bor

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Accent Carping

kar' ping

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Accent Coherent

kō hēr' ant

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Accent Congeal

kon jēl'

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Accent Emulate

em' yu lāt

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Accent Encomium

en kō' mē um

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Accent Eschew

es chü'

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Accent Germane

jer mān'

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Accent Insatiable

in sā' sha ble

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Accent Intransigent

in trans' se jent

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Accent Invidious

in vid' ē us

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Accent Largesse

lär jes'

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Accent Reconnaissance

ri kän' a sance

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Accent Substantiate

sub stan' shē āt

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Accent Taciturn

tas' e turn

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Accent Temporize

Tem' pe rïz

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Accent Tenable

ten' a ble

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