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Inert
unable to act or move; inactive; sluggish
synonyms dormant, passive
antonyms dynamic, active
Jonathan Bean is inert because he is overweight.
Circumvent
to get around; to bypass
synonyms avoid
I will circumvent the firewall.
Clandestine
secret
synonyms covert, furtive
antonyms open, aboveboard
Delaney keeps "ricky" a secret from me.
Acquit
to find innocent or a fault or crime
synonyms absolve
antonyms convict
Charles Darnay was acquitted because he knew Dr. Manette.
Deprecate
to express strong disapproval of
synonyms deplore
antonyms approve, praise
My mom deprecated the man's racist joke.
Barrister
lawyer
Jon wants to be a barrister in the U.S.
Adulation
excessive praise or admiration
synonyms flattery, adoration
antonyms derision
Culinary
having to do with the kitchen or cooking
Bawdy
indecent; humorously obscene
Many movies that have recently come out are bawdy.
Chastise
to punish severly
Jocose
joking; humorous
sort of a cognate
Myriad
a very large number
too numerous to be counted
I had a myriad of colors to choose from.
Latent
present, but not active; hidden
My dock on the computer is latent.
Pernicious
destructive: deadly
The pernicious spider nearly bit me on the neck today.
Frugal
thrifty; economical in money matters
Joe Peters is frugal because he takes the train rather than a taxi to Tom's house, and the difference is only a dollar.
Levity
lightness of disposition; lack of seriousness
Your levity is unacceptable in the restaurant.
Hoax
a practical joke; a trick
Delaney hoaxed me into thinking I was weird.
Amicable
friendly; peaceable
Many people say that I make friends quickly because I am amicable.
Obstreperous
aggressively boisterous; stubborn and defiant
Becka is obstreperous when she is with Delaney and Darcy.
Enraptured
delighted beyond meaure
I was enraptured when I got my first car.
Marital
has to do with marriage
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Bask
to expose oneself to pleasant warmth
José basked in the sun all day.
Genial
friendly; amiable
Synonym to Amicable
Charlatan
one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others
A lot of kids are charlatans because they pretend to be black
Mundane
commonplace; earthly and not spiritual
The patient's mundane voice caused me to fall asleep.
Fickle
likely to change on a whim or without apparent reason
She is fickle so let her be alone for a while so that she can figure things out.
Juggernaut
a terrible destructive or irisistible force
The nazi juggernaut ran through me like a hot knife on ice cream.
Naive
simple in outlook; not affected or worldly; especially innocent
Gulliver is naive.
Nocturnal
having to do with the night
My brother says i am nocturnal
Novice
a beginner