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Affability
1. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
2. Gentle and gracious: an affable smile.
Alacrity
1. Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
2. Speed or quickness; celerity.
Animosity
1. Bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred.
2. A hostile feeling or act. See Synonyms at enmity.
Antagonism
1. Hostility that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness. See Synonyms at enmity.
2. The condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor: the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism.
Appeased
1. To bring peace, quiet, or calm to; soothe.
2. To satisfy or relieve: appease one's thirst.
3. To pacify or attempt to pacify (an enemy) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle.
Auroral
1. A luminous atmospheric phenomenon appearing as streamers or bands of light sometimes visible in the night sky in northern or southern regions of the earth. It is thought to be caused by charged particles from the sun entering the earth's magnetic field and stimulating molecules in the atmosphere.
2. The dawn.
Chastisement
1. To punish, as by beating. See Synonyms at punish.
2. To criticize severely; rebuke.
3. Archaic. To purify.
Cynosure
1. An object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration.
2. Something that serves to guide.
Demented
1. To make (a person) insane.
2. To cause (a person) to lose intellectual capacity.
Demure
1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
2. Affectedly shy, modest, or reserved. See Synonyms at shy1.
Derisive
Mocking; jeering.
Didactic
1. Intended to instruct.
2. Morally instructive.
3. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively.
Dissolute
Lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices.
Docile
1. Ready and willing to be taught; teachable.
2. Yielding to supervision, direction, or management; tractable.
Doleful
1. Filled with or expressing grief; mournful. See Synonyms at sad.
2. Causing grief: a doleful loss.
Egregious
Conspicuously bad or offensive
Enmity
Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
Euphoria
A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
Herculean
1. often herculean Of unusual size, power, or difficulty.
2. Greek & Roman Mythology.
1. Of or relating to Hercules.
2. Resembling Hercules.
Inclement
1. Stormy: inclement weather.
2. Showing no clemency; unmerciful.
Ingratitude
Lack of gratitude; ungratefulness.
Inimical
1. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse: habits inimical to good health.
2. Unfriendly; hostile: a cold, inimical voice.
Insolent
1. Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
2. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent.
Jocosely
1. Given to joking; merry.
2. Characterized by joking; humorous.
Laconic
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise. See Synonyms at silent.
Lamented
1. To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
2. To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts.
Lethal
1. Capable of causing death.
2. Of, relating to, or causing death. See Synonyms at fatal.
3. Extremely harmful; devastating: accusations lethal to the candidate's image.
Lethargic
deficient in alertness or activity;
Lucrative
Producing wealth; profitable: a lucrative income; a lucrative marketing strategy.
Ludicrous
Laughable or hilarious because of obvious absurdity or incongruity.
Malevolent
1. Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
2. Having an evil or harmful influence: malevolent stars.
Monolith
1. A large block of stone, especially one used in architecture or sculpture.
2. Something, such as a column or monument, made from one large block of stone.
3. Something suggestive of a large block of stone, as in immovability, massiveness, or uniformity.
Mortified
1. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride; humiliate.
2. To discipline (one's body and physical appetites) by self-denial or self-inflicted privation.
Nemesis
1. A source of harm or ruin: Uncritical trust is my nemesis.
2. Retributive justice in its execution or outcome: To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.
3. An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
4. One that inflicts retribution or vengeance.
5. Nemesis Greek Mythology. The goddess of retributive justice or vengeance.
Peevish
1.
1. Querulous or discontented.
2. Ill-tempered.
2. Contrary; fractious.
Peripatetic
Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
Plethora
1. A superabundance; an excess.
2. An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
Rendered
# To submit or present, as for consideration, approval, or payment: render a bill.
# To give or make available; provide: render assistance
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To deliver or pronounce formally: The jury has rendered its verdict.
# To cause to become; make: The news rendered her speechless.
# To reduce, convert, or melt down (fat) by heating.
Servile
1. Abjectly submissive; slavish.
2.
1. Of or suitable to a slave or servant.
2. Of or relating to servitude or forced labor.
Sinister
# Suggesting or threatening evil: a sinister smile.
# Presaging trouble; ominous: sinister storm clouds.
# Attended by or causing disaster or inauspicious circumstances.
# On the left side; left.
Malevolent
1. Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
2. Having an evil or harmful influence: malevolent stars.
Monolith
1. A large block of stone, especially one used in architecture or sculpture.
2. Something, such as a column or monument, made from one large block of stone.
3. Something suggestive of a large block of stone, as in immovability, massiveness, or uniformity.
Mortified
1. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride; humiliate.
2. To discipline (one's body and physical appetites) by self-denial or self-inflicted privation.
Nemesis
1. A source of harm or ruin: Uncritical trust is my nemesis.
2. Retributive justice in its execution or outcome: To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.
3. An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
4. One that inflicts retribution or vengeance.
5. Nemesis Greek Mythology. The goddess of retributive justice or vengeance.
Peevish
1.
1. Querulous or discontented.
2. Ill-tempered.
2. Contrary; fractious.
Peripatetic
Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
Plethora
1. A superabundance; an excess.
2. An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
Rendered
# To submit or present, as for consideration, approval, or payment: render a bill.
# To give or make available; provide: render assistance
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To deliver or pronounce formally: The jury has rendered its verdict.
# To cause to become; make: The news rendered her speechless.
# To reduce, convert, or melt down (fat) by heating.
Servile
1. Abjectly submissive; slavish.
2.
1. Of or suitable to a slave or servant.
2. Of or relating to servitude or forced labor.
Sinister
# Suggesting or threatening evil: a sinister smile.
# Presaging trouble; ominous: sinister storm clouds.
# Attended by or causing disaster or inauspicious circumstances.
# On the left side; left.
Specious
1. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious: a specious argument.
2. Deceptively attractive.
Surly
# Sullenly ill-humored; gruff.
# Threatening, as of weather conditions; ominous: surly clouds filled the sky.
Tacit
# Not spoken: indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.
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1. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements: Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.
Tantalize
To excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach.
Ubiquitous
Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent: “plodded through the shadows fruitlessly like an ubiquitous spook”