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adieu
int. "Farewell!"
n. farewell

syn. "So Long", good-bye
ant. "Hello", greeting
advent
n. an arrival, a coming into place or view

syn. approach
ant. departure, going away, exodus
apex
n. the highest point, tip

syn. peak, summit, acme, crowning point
ant. bottom, nadir
assimilate
v. to absorb fully or make one's own: to adopt as one's own" to adapt fully

syn. digest, incorporate, blend in
bogus
adj. false, counterfeit

syn. phony, fake, spurious
ant. genuine, authentic
exorbitant
adj. unreasonably high, excessive

syn. extreme, inordinate, excessive
ant. inexpensive, affordable, reasonable
interim
n. the time between
adj. temporary, coming between two points in time

syn. interval, interlude, provisional, stopgap
inundate
v. to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size

syn. submerge, deluge, swamp
malign
v. to speak evil of, slander
adj. evil

syn. defame, villify, badmouth, wicked
ant. praise, commend, kind, benovolent
meander
v. to wander about, wind about
n. a sharp turn or twist

syn. ramble, roam, zigzag, twist
metropolis
n. large city, the chief city of an area

syn. large urban center
ant. hamlet, village
momentous
adj. very important

syn. consequential, weighty, portentous
ant. inconsequential, trivial, slight, unimportant
obstreperous
adj. noisy, unruly, disorderly

syn. wild, rowdy, uncontrolled, riotous
ant. quiet, well-behaved, docile
pensive
adj. thoughtful, melancholy

syn. dreamy, reflective, contemplative, wistful
perilous
adj. dangerous

syn. risky, chancy, hazardous, unsafe
ant. safe, secure, harmless
shoddy
adj. of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship

syn. flmsy, cheap, tacky, imitative
ant. well-made, solid, durable, superior
sprightly
adj. lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful

syn. frisky, peppy, spirited, animated, buoyant
ant. sullen, spiritless, dull, morose, sluggish
surly
adj. angry, and bad-tempered, rude

syn. gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile
ant. polite, gracious, civil, friendly, genial
tirade
n. long, angry speech, usually very critical

syn. tongue-lashing
vagrant
n. an idle wanderer
adj. wandering aimlessly

syn. drifter, hobo
ant.homebody, resident, stay-at-home