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Abate
to make less in amount, to subside, become less
SYNS: diminish, subside
ANTS: intensify, magnify
Adulation
praise or flattery that is excessive
SYNS: idolization
ANTS: ridicule, derision, odium
Anathema
an object of intense dislike
SYNS: abomination
ANTS: blessing
Astute
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
SYNS:actute, judicious
ANTS:dumb
Avarice
a greedy desire for wealth
SYNS: rapacity
Culpable
deserving blame
SYNS: guilty, peccant
ANTS: innocent
Dilatory
tending to delay
SYNS: stalling, slow
ANTS: prompt, punctual
Egregious
conspicuous, standing out
SYNS: glaring,blatant
ANTS: piddling
Equivocate
to speak out in a way that allows for interpretation
SYNS:ambiguous
Evanescent
vanishing, soon passing
SYNS: transient
ANTS:everlasting
Irresolute
unable to make up one's mind
SYNS: indecisive
ANTS: determined
Nebulous
cloudlike, resembling a cloud
confused
SYNS: hazy
ANTS: definite
Novice
one who is just a beginner
SYNS: neophyte
ANTS: veteran
Penury
extreme poverty
SYNS: destitution
ANTS: luxury
Pretentious
done for show, striving to make a big impression
SYNS: inflated
ANTS: unassuming
Recapitulate
to sum up
SYNS: review
Resucitate
to revive
SYNS: revitalize
Slovenly
slobbish, dirty
SYNS: unkempt
ANTS: neat, tidy
Supposition
something that is assumed
SYNS: presumption
Torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull
SYNS: lethargic
ANTS: energetic