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offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment.
-Teachers should avoid making....comparisons between their students
-Synonyms: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
-Antonyms: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
In an...society, there is a great deal of emphasis on buying and reselling
synonyms; greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
antonyms: altruistic, unretentive
to claim or take without right
The ambitious noblemen will put the young king under house arrest and...royal privileges to themselves
synonyms: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
antonyms: relinquish renounce, abdicate, abandon
hackneyed, trite, commonplace
The new play's...dialogue made it seem more like a soap opera htan a serious drama.
synonyms: stale, insipid, flat
antonyms: fresh, novel, original, new
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
His tendency to...the small points often made him miss the big picture
synonym: overwork, pummel
holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
The physics teacher gave me a surprisingly...description of quantum mechanics.
synonyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
antonyms: muddled chaotic, disjointed
to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
If you do not wash your dishes right away, the food on them will...
synonyms: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
antonyms: melt, liquefy
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
Most beginning writers try to...a great writer and later develop their own individual styles.
Synonyms: copy mimic, rival, match, measure up to
a formal expression of praise lavish tribute
On Veterans Day, the President delivered a those who died for their country.
Synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
Antonyms: condemnation, castigation, criticism
to avoid, shun, keep away from
The young athletes promised the coach that they would train vigorously and... bad habits.
Synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
Antonyms: embrace, adopt
relebant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
Bringing up examples from the past is the present discussion.
Synonym: pertinent
Antonyms: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
so great or demanding as not to be satisfied.
People with an...appetite for gossip often do not have compelling stories of their own.
Synonyms: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
Little will get accomplished if the legislators of both parties maintain their...attitudes.
Synonyms: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
Antonyms: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
The university was the fortunate beneficiary of the...of mnay of its graduates.
Synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounty
Antonyms: stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
The field officer required a thorough...before ordering any troop movements.
Synonym: scouting expedition
to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substatial form to
The prospector was unable to...his claim to the land where the gold was found.
Synonyms: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
Antonyms: refute, disprove, invalidate
thending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; petty nagging criticism
The trainee resigned after a week rather than put up with the...complaints of the sales manager
Synonyms: nit-picking, caviling
Antonyms: approving, uncritical
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
Abraham Lincoln has the reputation of haivng a dour and...personality
Synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
Antonyms: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
For most of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, the protagonist Hamlet chooses to...rather than act
Synonyms: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
capable or being held or defended
The researchers put forth a...theory, but their conclusions would be reviewed carefully by others
Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, maintainable
Antonyms: indefensible, unjustifiable