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ebullience (n)
overstate; go beyond the limits of the actual truth; magnify (ant. minimize)
exaggerate (v)
overstatement (ant. understatement)
ebullient (adj)
overflowing with enthusiasm, effervescent, exuberance or vivacious
exaggeration (n)
overstatement (ant. understatement)
exhort (v)
arouse by words; advise strongly; urge
exhortation (n)
urgent recommendation or advice
expertise (n)
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how; expertness
finicky (adj)
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please; fussy; particular; fastidious; persnickety
gall (v)
make sore; irritate mentally; annoy; vex
gall (n)
brazen boldness; nerve (ant. meekness)
inane (adj)
lacking significance or sense; pointless; silly; insipid; jejune; vapid (ant. deep; profound)
inanity (n)
foolishness; shallowness
indemnify (v)
compensate for loss, damage, or injury; reimburse; repay
Occident (n)
west; countries of America and Europe (ant. Orient)
Occidental (adj)
western (ant. Oriental)
peruse (v)
read; look after attentitively; study
perusal (n)
reading; study
baffle (v)
to bewilder; perplex; filled with confusion; puzzle or frustrate
baffling (adj)
confusing
cinema (n)
movies, motion picture, audacity
cinematography (n)
art of making movies
despise (v)
to look down on with contempt or distrust; to regard as inferior (ant. admire)
despicable (adj)
worthy of contempt (ant. laudable)
scuffle (v)
struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner; wrestle; grapple
scuffle (n)
brawl; fight
spurn (v)
thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject (ant. accept)
stipend (n)
fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner
surveillance (n)
close watch over a person or group, or area; supervision
tepid (adj)
moderately warm; lukewarm
tepidly (adv)
unethusiastically; lukewarmly
wager (v)
risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble; bet
wager (n)
bet
wane (v)
decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink (ant. wax)