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allege
to assert without proof or confirmation

claim, contend
prove,deny
arrant
throughgoing, out-and-out, shameless

egregious,unmitigated
badinage
light and playful conversation

banter,persiflage,repartee
sermon
conciliate
to overcome the distrust of, win over, to appease, to reconcile

placate, mollify, propitiate
antagonize, alienate,estrange
countermand
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first

recall, revoke
reaffirm, reassert
echelon
one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity, an organized millitary unit, a steplike formation or arrangement

level, rank
exacerbate
to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful

aggravate, intensify, worsen
alleviate, mitigate, ameliorate
fatuous
stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way

silly, vapid, inane, doltish, vacuous
irrefutable
impossible to disprove, beyond argument

indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable
disputable, indefensible, untenable
juggernaut
a massive and iescable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
lackadaisical
lacking in spirit or intrest, halfhearted

listless, indolent, indifferent, lax
energetic, vigorous, wholehearted
litany
a repetitive chant in which the congregation and minister take turns speaking, a long list

rigmarole, catalog, megillah
macabre
grisly, gruesome, horrible, distressing, having death as a subject

grotesque, grim, ghoulish
paucity
an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth

lack
abundance, glut, plenitude, deluge
portend
to give an advanced warning of, to indicate before something is going to happen

bode, foretell, foreshadow, suggest
raze
to tear down, destroy completely, to cut or scrape off or out

pull down, demolish, shave off
build, construct, raise, erect
recant
to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract

repudate, disavow
reaffirm, reassert
saturate
to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity, to satisfy fully

permeate, drench, flood, imbue
drain
saturine
of a gloomy or surly disposition, cold or sluggish in mood

sullen, morose
lighthearted, cheerful, vivacious
slough
to cast off, discard, to get rid of something unnecessary

shed, slog
take on, acquire, assume