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allay
v. to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

syn: reduce, alleviate, moderate
ant: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify
bestial
adj. beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

syn: animal, depraved, loathsome
ant: human, humane, clement, virtuous, upright
convival
adj. festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

syn: fun-loving, jovial, merry
ant: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable
coterie
n. in a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive group of people with a common interest

syn: clique, set
counterpart
n. a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement

syn: match
demur
v. to object or take objection to; n. an objection

syn: v. protest, object to
ant: v. assent to, consent to, accept, agree to
effrontery
n. shameless boldness, impudence

syn: gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek
ant: shyness, diffidence, timidity
embellish
v. to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

syn: ornament, garnish
ant: strip, mar, disfigure
ephemeral
adj. lasting only a short time, short-lived

syn: fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory
ant: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual
felicitous
adj. appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

syn: fortunate, well-put
ant: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy
furtive
adj. done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

syn: clandestine, covert, surreptitious
ant: forthright, aboveboard, open
garish
adj. glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

syn: gaudy, flashy, tawdry
ant: subdued, muted, understated, quiet
illusory
adj. misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality

syn: specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary
ant: actual, real, factual, objective
indigent
adj. needy, impoverished

syn: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute
ant: wealthy, affluent, prosperous
inordinate
adj. far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

syn: exorbinant, extravagant
ant: moderate, reasonable, equitable
jettison
v. to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

syn: cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon
ant: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep
misanthrope
n. a person who hates or despises people

syn: people-hater
pertinacious
adv. 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

syn: stubborn, dogged, determined
picayune
adj. of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

syn: inconsequential, piddling, trifling
ant: important, significant, huge, gigantic
raiment
n. clothing, garments

syn: apparel, attire