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acquisitive
(adj) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property

syn:greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive

adj: altruistic, unretentive
arrogate
(v) to claim or take without right

syn: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
ant: relinquish,renounce, abdicate,abandon
banal
(adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace.

syn: stale,insipid
ant: fresh,novel,original,new.
belabor
(v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly.

syn: overwork
carping
(adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n) petty, nagging criticism.

syn:(adj) nit-picking,caviling
ant: (adj) approving, uncritical
coherent
(adj)holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful.

syn: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
ant: muddled, chaotic, disjointed.
congeal
(v)to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid.

syn: harden, jell, coagulate,solidify
ant: melt, liquefy
emualte
(v)to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model.

syn: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
encomium
(n)a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute.

syn: panegyric, eulogy, commendation.
ant: condemnation, castigation, criticism.
eschew
(v)to avoid, shun, keep away from.

syn: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
ant: embrace, adopt
germane
(adj) relevant,appropriate, apropos, fitting.

syn: pertinent
ant: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate.
insatiable
(adj) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied.

syn: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious.
intransigent
(adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable.

syn: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
ant: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
invidious
(adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment.

syn: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
adj: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
largesse
(n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions.

syn: liberality, munificence, bounty
ant: stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness
reconnaissance
(n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination.

syn: scouting expedition
substantiate
(v)to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

syn: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
ant: refute, disprove, invalidate
taciturn
(adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little.

syn: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
ant: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
temporize
(v)to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

syn: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate.
tenable
(adj) capable of being held or defended.

syn:defensible, justifiable, maintainable
ant: indefensible, unjustifiable