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Altruistic
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; generous.
Antonym: belligerent, stingy, selfish
ambivalent
having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to a course of action.
Antonym: certain, firmly convinced
angular
lean, shart-cornered, gaunt
Antonym: rotund
Aversion
Strong disinclination, disliking.
Antonym: inclination
disdain
intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy
Antony: admiration, to love
discern
to differentiate between two or more things
Antonym: to ignore; to be oblivious; to confuse
arrogant
overberingly assuming; insolently proud.
Antonym: meek, modest
disparage
to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
Antonym: to praise profusely
disparity
inequality, to condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree
Antonym: similarity
embellish
to decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation
Antonym: to abbreviate
engender
to produce, to create.
Antonym: to squelch
innocuous
harmless, producing no injury.
Antonym: dangerous, injurious
insipid
boring and stupid.
Antonym: spirited and animated; zestful
lament
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner.
Antonym: to rejoice
laud
to praise, to extol
Antonym: to deframe
obsure
difficult to see, vague
Antonym: clear, apparent
ostentatious
showy, pretentious
Antonym: modest
prodigal
wasteful, a person given to extravagance
Antonym: thrifty individual
repudiate
to reject, to disown, to disavow
Antonym: to adopt
reticence
restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
Antonym: candor
revere
to honor, to regard with respect
Antonym: to despise
serene
calm, placid
Antonym: agitated
subtle
delicate, elusive, not obvious
Antonym: obvious, gross, blunt
superfluous
beyond what is needed or required, and overflow
Antonym: necessary
taciturn
quiet, not verbose
Antonym: loquacious, talkative