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overt
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
Synonyms: clear, obvious, manifest, patent
Antonyms: secret, clandestine, covert, concealed
pejorative
tending to make worse, expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
Antonyms: complimentary, ameliorative
proprietary
the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
Synonyms: fitness, correctness, decorum
Antonyms: unseemliness, inappriateness
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
Synonyms: desecration, prfanation, defilement
summarily
without delate or formality; briefly, concisely
Synonyms: promptly, peremptorily, abruptly
suppliant
asking humbly and earnesly; one who makes a requestion humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
Synonyms: ripple, fluctuate, rise and fall
accost
to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
Synonyms: buttonhole, approach, confront
Antonyms: evade, avoid, shun
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
Synonyms: rebuke, reproof
Antonyms: praise, compliment
avid
desirous or something to the point of greed; intensely eager
Synonyms: keen, enthusiastic, grasping
Antonyms: reluctant, indifferent, unenthusiastic
brackish
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
Synonyms: briny, saline
Antonyms: clear, fresh, sweet
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
Synonyms: promptness, alacrity, speed
Antonyms: slowness, sluggishness, dilatoriness
devious
straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhand way
Synonyms: roundabout, indirect, tricky, sly, artful
Antonyms: direct, straightforward, open, aboveboard
gambit
in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice or a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
Synonyms: ploy, stratagem, ruse, maneuver
halcyon
a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful happy; golden; prosperous, affluent
Synonyms: tranquil, serene, placid, palmy
Antonyms: turbulent, chaotic, tumultuous
histronic
pertaining to actors ad their techniques; theatrical; artificial; melodramatic
Synonyms: affected, stagy
Antonyms: low-keyed, muted, untheatrical, subdued
incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; teding to stir up strife or rebellion; one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
Synonyms: inflammatory, provocative, firebrand
Antonyms: soothing, quieting, peacemaker
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
Synonyms: vortex, chaos, turbulence, tumult
myopic
nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernement
Synonyms: shortsighted
Antonyms: farsighted