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beacon
(bea)con
(n) a light or other signal that warns or guides, a light house anything that guides or inspires
Syn: beam flare
berserk
ber(serk)
(adj) violently or distructively enraged
Syn: mad
Ant: rational
celestial
ce(les)tial
(adj) having to do with the sky or the heavens bliss or happiness
Syn: blissful
Ant: earthly
chasten
(cha)sten
(v) to punish or restrain moderate
Syn: temper
Ant:praise
confiscate
(con)fiscate
(v) to seize by authority
Syn: commandeer
Ant: return restore
data
(da)ta
(n) info facts statistics figures
detract
de(tract)
(v) to take away from reduce
Syn: subtract from lower
Ant: increase heighten enhance
encounter
en(coun)ter
(n) meeting a meeting of enemies battle(v) come upon meet
Syn: confrontation happen upon
Ant: avoid sidestep
epic
(ep)ic
(n) a long narrative poem a bout deeds or heros(adj) on a grand scale vast titanic
Syn: saga chronicle
pantomime
(pan)tomime
(n) a play or story performed without words by actors using only gestures(v) to express in this way
Syn: mime show, dumb show
pessimist
(pess)imist
(n) one who believes or expects the worst
Syn: killjoy
Ant: optimist
precaution
pre(cau)tion
(n) care taken beforehand a step or action taken to prevent something from happening
Syn: forsight
Ant: recklessness
prosecute
(pros)ecute
(v) to bring before a court of law for trial
Syn: put on trial persue
Ant: abondon, give up
puncture
(punc)ture
(n) a small whole made by a small object (v) to make such a whole peirce
Syn: perforation
retaliate
re(tal)iate
(v) to get revenge to strike back for an injury
Syn: avenge payback
Ant: pardon forgive
sham
(sham)
(anj) fake not genuine(n) something false pretending to be genuine(v) to pretend
Syn: phony counterfiet
Ant:authentic bone fide
uncouth
un(couth)
(adj)unrefined crude awkward clumsy
Syn: boorish
Ant: refined polished
underscore
(un)derscore
(v) to draw a line under(n) a line drawn under something
Syn: stress
Ant: downplay
wholesome
(whole)some
(adj) healthy morally and socially sound and good
Syn: beneficial
Ant:harmful unhealthy
wistful
(wist)ful
(adj) full of meloncholy sad pensive
Ant: cheerful happy