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A-Q-U-I-S-I-T-I-V-E
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concered with acquiring wealth or property.

synonyms: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
antonyms: altruistic, unretentive
A-R-R-O-G-A-T-E
(v.) to claim or take wtihout right

snyonyms: expropriate, usupr, commandeer
antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
B-A-N-A-P
(adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace

synonyms: stale, insipid
antonyms: fresh, novel, original, new
belabor
(v.) to wrok on excessively; to thrash soundly

synonyms: overwork
C-A-R-P-I-N-G
(adj.) tending to find fault, especially in petty, nasty, or hairsplitting ways, (n.) petty, nagging criticsm

snyonyms: (adj): nit-picking, caviling
antonyms (adj.): approving, uncrtical
C-O-H-E-R-E-N-T
(adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole;

synoyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive,
antonyms: muddled, chaotic, disjointed
C-O-N-G-E-A-L
(v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexibile or rigid

synonyms: harden, jell, coagulate, solifiy
antonyms: metl, liquefy
emulate
(v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing in mode

synonyms: copy, mimic, rival,
E-C-O-M-I-U-M
(n) a formal expression of priase, a lavish tribute

synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commednation
antonyms: condemnation, castigation, criticsm
E-S-C-H-E-W
(v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from

snyonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
antonyms: embrace, adopt
G-E-R-M-A-N-E
(adj.) relevant, appropriate, fitting

synonym: pertinent
antonyms: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
I-N-S-A-T-I-A-B-L-E
(adj) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied

synonyms: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
I-N-T-R-A-N-S-I-G-E-N-T
(adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable,

synonyms: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
antonyms: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
I-N-V-I-D-I-O-U-S
(adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

synonyms: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
antonyms: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
L-A-R-G-E-S-S-E
(n.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions

synonyms: liberatily, munificence, bounty
antonyms: stinginess, miserliness,
R-E-C-ON-N-A-I-S-S-A-N-C-E
(n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of prelimainary inspection or examination

synonym: scouting expidition
S-U-B-S-T-A-N-T-I-A-T-E
(v) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

synonyms: verify, confirm, validate,
antonyms: refute, disprove, invalidate
T-A-C-I-T-U-R-N
(adj.) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
antonyms: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
T-E-M-P-O-R-I-Z-E
(v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision

synonyms: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
T-E-N-A-B-L-E
(adj.) capable of being held or defended

synonyms: defensible, justifiable, maintainable,
antonynms: indefenisble, unjustifiable
A-C-C-O-S-T
(v.) to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or agressive way

synonyms: buttonhole, approach, confront
antonyms: evade, avoid shin
A-N-I-M-A-D-V-E-R-S-I-O-N
(n.) a comment indicating strong criticsm or disapproval

snyonyms: rebuke, reproof
antonyms: praise, compliment
A-V-I-D
(adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed, intsenly eager

snyonyms: keen, ethusiastic, grasping
antonyms: reluctant, indifferent, unenthusiastic
B-R-A-C-K-I-S-H
(adj) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink

synonyms: briny, saline
antonyms: fresh, clear
C-E-L-E-R-I-T-Y
(n)swiftness, rapidity of motion or action

synonyms: promptness, alacrity, speed
antonyms: slowness, dilatoriness
D-E-V-I-O-U-S
(adj.) done in a shifty or underhanded way, straying or wandering from a direct course

synonyms: roundabout, indirect, trickyl, sly, artful
antonynms: direct, straightforward, open, aboveboard
G-A-M-B-I-T
(n) in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advatangae, any opening move of this type

synoynms: ploy, stratagem, ruse, manuever
H-A-L-C-Y-O-N
(n.) a legendy bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj.) of or relating relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous; affluent

snyonyms: (adj.) tranquil, serene, placid, palmy
antonynms (adj.) turbulent, chaotic, tumultuous
H-I-S-T-R-I-O-N-I-C
(adj.) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic

synonyms: affected, stagy
antonyms: low-keyed, muted, untheatrical, subdued
I-N-C-E-N-D-I-A-R-Y
(adj.) deliberatley causing fires, designed to start fires, tending to stire up strife or rebellion; (n.) arsonsist; one who causes strife
M-A-E-L-S-T-R-O-M
(n.) a whirpool of great size and violence; a situation resembing a whirlpool in violence and destruction

synonyms: vortex, cahos, turbulence, tumult
M-Y-O-P-I-C
(adj.) nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment

synoynm: shortsighted
antonym: farsighted
O-V-E-R-T
(adj.) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized

synonyms: clear, obvious, manifest, patent
antonyms: secret, clandestine, covert, concealed
P-E-J-O-R-A-T-I-V-E
(adj.) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagemen, derogatory, deprecatory, belittiling

antonyms: complimentary, ameliorative
P-R-O-P-R-I-E-T-Y
(n.) the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl.) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable

synonyms: fitness, correctness, decorum
antonyms: unseemliness, inappropriateness
S-A-C-R-I-L-E-G-E
(n.) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred

snyonyms: desecration, profanation, defilement
S-U-M-M-A-R-I-L-Y
(adj.) without delay or foramilty; briefly, concisely

synoynm: promptly, preremptorily, abruptly
S-U-P-P-L-I-A-N-T
(adj.) asking humbly and earnestly; (n.) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
T-A-L-I-S-M-A-N
(n.) an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
U-N-D-U-L-A-T-E
to move in waves or with a wavelike motionl to have a wavelike apperance or form

synonyms: ripple, fluctuate, rise and fall
A-R-T-I-C-U-L-A-T-E
(v.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; (adj.) expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ langauge cleraly and forcefully; jointed

synonyms: (v.) pronounce, elucidate (adj.) eloquent
antonyms: (v.) mumble, slur; (adj.) tongue-tied, halting
C-A-V-O-R-T
(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry

synonym: gambol
C-R-E-D-E-N-C-E
(n.) belief, mental acceptance

synoynms: credit, trust, confidence
antonyms: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
D-E-C-R-Y
(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officaly depreciate

synonyms: denounce, censure, devalue
antonyms: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
D-I-S-S-E-M-B-L-E
(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

synonyms: dissimulate, mask, feign
D-I-S-T-R-A-U-G-H-T
(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

synoynms: frantic, distracted
antonyms: calm, composed, collected
E-U-L-O-G-Y
(n.) a formal statement of commendation, high praise

synoynms: panegyric, ecomium, tribute, testimonial
antonyms: philippic, diatribe, invective
E-V-I-N-C-E
(v.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

synonyms: exhibit, manifest, occasion
E-X-H-U-M-E
(v.) ro remove from a grave; to bring to light

synonyms: disinter, unearth, uncover
antonynms: bury, inter
F-E-C-K-L-E-S-S
(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength, ineffective, weak; iressponsible, unreliable

synonyms: feeble. helpless, incompetent, ineffectual
antonyms: competent, capable, effective
M-U-R-K-Y
(adj.) dark and gloomy; obsecure; lacking in calirty and precision

synonyms: dim, cloudly, unclear
antonyms: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
N-E-F-A-R-I-O-U-S
(adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

synoynms: iniquitous, reprehensible
antonyms: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
P-I-Q-U-A-N-T
(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

synonyms: tangy, zestful
antonyms: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
P-R-I-M-O-R-D-I-A-L
(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stagel fundamental, basic

synoynms: original, primeval, primal
P-R-O-P-I-N-Q-U-I-T-Y
(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship

synoynms: proximity, similarity
antonyms: remoteness, distance
U-N-W-O-N-T-E-D
(adj.) not usual or expected, not in chracter

synoynms: unsuual, unexpected
antonyms: usual, customary
U-T-O-P-I-A-N
(adk.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

synonym: idealistic
antonyms: realistic, pragmatic
V-E-R-B-I-A-G-E
(n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness

snyonyms: verbosity, proxlitiy, diction, jargon
V-E-R-D-A-N-T
(adj.) green in tint or color, immature in experieence or judgement

snyonyms: artless, naive,
antonyms: scorched, sere, barren, arid
V-I-S-C-O-U-S
(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

snyonyms: gummy, sitcky, thick
antonyms: runny, watery, aqueous