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v. to tell; to reveal (as a secret)
syn: unveil; disclose
ant: conceal
divulge
v. to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing
syn: promote; incite
ant: impede; dissuade
abet
adj. arrogant and stubborn about one's (often unproven) beliefs
syn: dictorial
ant: open-minded
dogmatic
adj. lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating
syn: flat; lifeless
ant: challenging
insipid
adj. inessential; not constituting a vital part
syn: irrelevant
ant: essential
extraneous
v. to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats
syn: compel
coerce
adj. prejudiced; hostile
syn: skeptical; cynical
ant: believing; trusting
jaundiced
adj. extremely, sometimes excssively, careful about small details; precise
syn: fastidious
ant: sloppy
meticulous
n. recklessness; a foolish disregard of danger
syn: audacity
ant: prudence
temerity
adj. sociable; fond of the company of others
syn: genial; friendly
ant: reclusive
gregarious
n. the crime of holding a belief that goes against estalished doctrine
ant: orthodoxy
heresy
adj. easy to teach or manage
syn: submissive; complaint
ant: unmanageable; willful
docile
n. a drink, especially an alcholic one
syn: intoxicant
libation
n. 1. a hated, repellant person or thing
2. a formal curse
1. syn: abhorration; detestation
2. syn: condemnation
ant: beloved
ant: blessing; praise
anathema
n. teasing; playful conversation
syn: joshing
banter
v. to critize or punish for the purpose of correction
syn: reprimand; chastise
ant: praise
castigate
adj. lacking social graces; tackless
syn: awkward
adj. graceful
gauche
n. public shame, disgrace, or dishonor
syn: disgracec; imfamy
ant: renown; eminence; repute
ignominy
adj. made up of dissimilar parts; being of many colors
syn: varied
ant: uniform; homogeneous; similar
motley
adj. extremely thin; wasted away
syn: withered
ant: plump; fattened
emaciated
n. greed; desire for wealth
syn: acquisitiveness
ant: largesse
avarice
adj. stealthy; secretive
syn: surreptitious; sneaky
ant: overt
furtive
adj. wild and drunken
ant: restrained
bacchanalian
v. to trn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority
syn: deport
extradite
adj. numerous; large in quantity
syn: profuse
ant: sparse
copious
adj. easily angered
syn: irritable; ill-tempered
ant: easygoing
irascible
n. a professional soldier hired b a foreign army
ant: volunteer
mercenary
n. strong defense or fort (or one likened to it)
syn: stronghold
bastion
v. to cast overboard; to discard
syn: deploy; throw away
adj: retain
jettison
v. to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent
syn: exile
ant: accept
ostracize
n. one who is intolerant of differences in people
syn: racist; extremist
bigot
v. to erase or eliminate
syn: obliterate
ant: add
expunge
adj. outspoken; blunt
syn: frank; direct
ant: evasive
candid
n. special words or phrases used by a specific group of people
syn: jargon
argot
n. careless neglect, often resulting in injury
syn: carelessness
ant: care, attention
neligence
v. to calm; to make satisfied (often only temporarily)
syn: mollify
ant: aggracate
appease
adj. harsh sounding; grating
syn: shrill
ant: soothing
strident
n. complete disorder
syn: confusion; jumble
ant: order; harmony
chaos
v. to enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity
syn: expand; supplement
ant: narrow; reduce
augment
n. extreme, chauvinistic patriotism, often favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy
jingoism
v. to tell; to reveal (as a secret)
syn: unveil; disclose
ant: conceal
divulge
v. to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing
syn: promote; incite
ant: impede; dissuade
abet
adj. arrogant and stubborn about one's (often unproven) beliefs
syn: dictorial
ant: open-minded
dogmatic
adj. lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating
syn: flat; lifeless
ant: challenging
insipid
adj. inessential; not constituting a vital part
syn: irrelevant
ant: essential
extraneous
v. to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats
syn: compel
coerce
adj. prejudiced; hostile
syn: skeptical; cynical
ant: believing; trusting
jaundiced
adj. extremely, sometimes excssively, careful about small details; precise
syn: fastidious
ant: sloppy
meticulous
n. recklessness; a foolish disregard of danger
syn: audacity
ant: prudence
temerity
adj. sociable; fond of the company of others
syn: genial; friendly
ant: reclusive
gregarious
n. extreme hatred or ill will
syn: animosity; enmity
ant: amity; sympathy
rancor
adj. unrelenting; unavoidable
syn: relentless; certain
ant: avoidable; preventable
inexorable
v. to praise highly
syn: exalt; laud
ant: chastise
extol
adj. merciful; lenient
syn: forbearing; benign
ant: malevolent: harsh
clement
n. a worn-out idea or overused expression
syn: platitude
cliche
adj. unyielding; firm in opinion
syn: stubborn
adj: amenable; flexible
adament
adj. lacking in self-confidence; shy
syn: timid
ant: outgoing
diffident
n. a creative work, especially a numbered composition
opus
adj. professed but not necessarily true
syn: supposed
ant: actual
ostensible
n. inequality, difference
syn: gap
ant: similarity
disparity
v. to forgive or overlook an offense
syn: pardon; excuse
ant: condemn
condone
n. a slight or subtle degree of difference
syn: graduation; shade
nuance
n. an expert in matters of culture, food, or wine
ant: tryo
connoisseur
n. a mystery; something seemingly inexplicale
syn: riddle; puzzle
enigma
n. lackng of interest; state of not caring
syn: indifference
ant: interest; eagerness
apathy
adj. excessively eager to deliver unasked-for or unwanted help
syn: meddlesome; interfering
officious
n. belief or trust
syn: faith; confidence
ant: disbelief
credence
adj. having a buoyant, self-confident air; brisk and crisp
syn: confident; poised
jaunty
n. one who merely dabbles in an art or science
syn: amateur; trifler
ant: expert; professionial
dilettante
n. an organized group of people with an obsessive devotion to a person or set of principles
syn: sect
cult
adj. doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives
syn: skeptical
ant: idealistic; optimistic
cynical
adj. having opposing attitudes or feelins toward a person, thing, or idea; uncertain
syn: indecisive
ant: resolute
ambivalent
n. a leader who appeals to citizens' emotions to obtain power
syn: rabble-rouser
demagogue
adj. quiet and modest; reserved
syn: prim
ant: indiscreet
demure
adj. without fear; brave
syn: bold; fearless
ant: cowrdly
intrepid
adj. extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter
syn: impoverished; penniless
ant: affluent
destitute
adj. scholarly; learned
syn: educated
ant: unlettered; illiterate
erudite
n. a difficult choice between unfavorable options; a seemingly unsolvable problem
syn: predicament
dilemma
n. the highest point of attainment; the end or climax
syn:apex
adj:nadir
culmination
v. to be of the same opinion; to agree with
syn: support; agree
ant: dispute; differ
concur
v. to explain in detail; to clarify
syn: elaborate
ant: muddle
expound
v. to persuade with false promises and flattery
syn: coax; wheedle
ant: dissuade; deter
cajole
adj. not easily understood; hard to fathom
syn: enigmatic
ant: obvious; evident
inscrutable
v. to refuse stubbornly or abruptly; to stop short hand and refuse to go on
syn: hesitate; object
ant: agree; continue
balk
n. ill-natured, bitter hostility
syn: animonsity
adj: friendliness
acrimony
adj. stern and ill-humored
syn: forbidding
ant: pleasant
dour
v. to rejoice; to feel triumphant
syn: celebrate
exult
adj. having unlimited knowledge; all-knowing
omniscient
adj. reasonable; capable of being carried out
syn: possible; doable
ant: unworkable
feasible
n. a complete, ridiculous failure
syn: disaster
ant: success
fiasco
n. the work one is especially suited for; one's specialty; an occupation
syn: forte
ant: weakness
metier
v. to rise and fall; to vary irregularly
syn: waver; vacillate
ant: stablize
fluctuate
v. to annoy or harass
syn: bother; pester
ant: soothe
harry
adj. disquised; pretending not to be oneself
incognito
n. lack of energy; sluggishness
syn: torpor; lassitude
ant: vigor; vitality
leghargy