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Abject
degraded, cringing, servile

wretched, miserable, ignorable
lofty, noble, exalted
Abrogate
to repeal, cancel, declare null and void

annul, revoke
reaffirm, renew, ratify
Abstruse
extremely difficult to understand

esoteric, occult
simple, straightforward
Acquisitive
Able to get and retain ideas or information, concerned with acquiring wealth or property

greedy, grasping, retentive
altruistic, unrententive
Acuity
sharpness (particulary in the mind or senses)

keenness, acuteness
dullness, obtuseness
Amenity
that which is pleasant or agreeable, attractive features or customs or etc.

unpleasantness, disagreeableness
Askance
with suspicion, distust, or dissaproval

distrustfully, suspiciously, skeptically
Asperity
roughness, severity, bitterness or tartness

rigor, harshness
mildness, blandness, softness, lenience
Beatific
blissful, rendering or making blessed

rapturous, ecstatic, transcendent
disconsolate, dejected, doleful
Bucolic
characteristics of the countryside, rural, pastoral

rustic
urban, metropolitan
Cacophonous
harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant

harmonious, meoldious, mellifluous
Canard
a false rumor, a fabricated story

hoax
Captious
excessively ready to find fault in

faultfinding, nit-picking, carping
uncritical
Cavort
to romp or prance around exuberantly, to make merry

gambol
Celerity
swiftness, rapidty or motion or action

promptness, alacrity, speed
slowness, sluggishness, dilatoriness
Charlatan
one who feigns knowledge or ability, a pretender, imposter, quack

fraud, mountebank
Chicanery
trickery, deceptice practices or tactics

fair dealing
Complicity
involvement in wrongdoing, the state of being an accompliance

connivance, collusion
noninvolvement, innocence
Contrite
regretful for some misdeed or sin, throughly penitent

remorseful, rueful
unapologetic
Deign
to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something, to condescend

deem, stoop
Demur
to object or take exception to, an objection

protest, object to
assent to, consent to, accept, agree to
Depraved
marked by evil or corruption, deviod of moral principles

perverted, degenerate, vicious, corrupt
moral, virtuous, upright, uncorrupted
Diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

harangue, tirade
panegyric, encomium, eulogy
Dilettante
a dabbler in the arts, one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifiling way, superficial

amateur, trifler
professional
Dissidence
a difference in opinon, discontent

disagreement, dissent, disaffection
agreement, harmony, concord
Ephemeral
lasting only a short itme, short-lived

fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory
durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual
Esoteric
intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret

occult, cryptic, arcane, recondite
accessuble, comprehensible, intelligible
Espouse
to take up and support, to become attached to, to adopt, to marry

embrace, wed
renounce, disavow, repudiate
Ethereal
light, airy, delicate, heavenly

heavenely, celestial, gossamer
infernal, hellish, thick, heavy
Evince
to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

exhibit, manifest, occasion
Fatuous
stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way

silly, vapid, inane, doltish, vacuous
sensible, intelligent, perceptive, bright
Febrile
feverish, frenetic

leisurely, relaxed
Fecund
fruitful in offspring or vegetation, intelluctually productive

fertile, teeming, prolific
infertile, barren, unproductive
Felicitous
appropriate, apt, well chosen, maked by well-being or good fortune, happy

fortunate, well-put
inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy
Foible
a weak point, failing, minor flaw

shortcoming, defect, quirk
forte, virtue
Frenetic
frenzied, highly agitated

frantic, overwrought
calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
Germane
relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

pertinent
irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
Gregarious
living together in a herd or group, sociable, seeking the company of others

outgoing
reclusive
Ignominy
shame, disgrace

dishonor, humiliation, disrepute, odium
honor, glory, acclaim
Impecunious
having little or no money

penniless, impoverished, indigent
affluent, wealthy, prosperous, rich
Improvident
failing to plan ahead

extravagant
thrifty, cautious
Incongruous
unsuitable, incompatible

discordant, jarring
compatible, harmonious, consistent
Inexorable
inflexible, beyond influence, relentless, unyielding

inescapeable, inelutable, obdurate
avoidable, yielding, pliant
Iniquity
wickedness, sin

evil, crime
probity, rectiitude, uprightness
Insatiable
so great or demaning as not to be satisfied

unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
Intransigent
refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
Inure
to toughen, harden

accustom, acclimate
Invidious
offensive, hateful

mailcious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
Inviolable
sacred, must not be broken, injured, or damaged

sacrosanct, unassaliable
vulnerable, assailable
Laconic
concise, using few words

compact
garrulous, verbose
Largesse
generosity in giving, lavish or bountiful contributions

bounty, munificence
stinginess
Mendacious
gvine to lying or deception, untrue

untruthful, flase
truthful, veracious
Misanthrope
a person who hates or dispises people

people-hater
Mundane
earthly, wordly, relating to practicccal and material affairs, concerned with what is ordinary

prosaic, humdrum, routine, sublunary
heavenly, unwordly, spiritual, transcendental
Mutable
open to or capeable of change, fickle

changeable, variable
changeless, steadfast, constant
Myopic
nearsighted ,lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation, lacking foresight or discernment

shortisighted
farsighted
Nadir
the lowest point

rock bottom
apex, pinnacle, zenith
Nascent
just begininng to exist or devlop, having just come into existence

budding, incipient, embryonic
dying, moribund, senescent
Nefarious
wicked, depraved, deviod of moral standards

inquitous, reprehensible
virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
Neophyte
a new convert, beginner, novice

rookie
veteran
Obsequious
slavish attentiveness, excessively submissive

servile
assertive
Onerous
burdensome, involving hardship or difficulty

oppressive, wieghty
light, easy, undemanding
Pecuniary
consisting of or measure in money, pertaining to money

monetary, fincancial
Pedantry
a pretentious display of knowledge, overly rigid attention to rules and details

nit-picking
Pejorative
tending to make worse, expressing dissaproval or disaparagement

complimentary, ameiliorative
Pertinacious
very persistent, holding firmly to a set of beliefs

stubborn
Plenary
complete in all aspects or essentials, absolute, attended by all qualified members

unlimited, unrestricted
limited, restricted
Progeny
descendants, offspring, children, followrs, disciples

posterity, issue
ancestors
Propinquity
nearness in place or time, kinship

proximity, similarity
remoteness, distance
Propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness

correctness, decorum, fitness
unseemliness, inappropriateness
Pusillanimous
contemptibly cowardly or mean spirited

crave, ill-livered
stoughthearted, courageous, daring
Raiment
clothing, garments

apparel, attire
Rectitude
uprightness, righteousness, correctness

probity, integrity
iniquity, heinousness
Redolent
fragrant, smelling strongly, tending to arouse memories or create an aura

aromatic, reminiscent
odorless
Requite
to make a suitable payment, as for kindness, service, or a favor, to reciprocate

reimburse, recompense, avenge
Restive
restless, hard to manage, balky

fidgety
docile
Restive
restless, hard to manage, balky

fidgety
docile
Saturnine
of a gloomy or surly disposition, cold or sluggish in mood

sullen, morose
lighthearted, cheerful, vivacious
Summarily
without delay or formality, briefly, concisely

promptly, peremptorily, abruptly
Vituperative
harshly abusive, severly scolding

abusive, insulting
flattering, complimentary
Ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere

omnipresent, universal
restricted, limited
Tenable
capeable of being held or defended

defensible
indefensible, unjustifiable
Suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly, one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor