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To corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.
Syn: Contaminate, pollute, sully.
Ant: Purify purge, expurgate
Adulterate
To make larger increase
Syn: enlarge, supplement, amplify
Ant: decrease, diminish
Augment
Courage in facing difficult situations
Syn:Resolve, steadfastness, mettle
Ant:Fearfulness, timidity, faintheartness
Fortitude
to stare at with an open mouth; to open the mouth wide;to open wide
Syn: gawk, ogle
Gape
To utter taunting words; an expression of scorn
Syn: ridicule, mock, deride, jeer
Ant: compliment, praise
Gibe
intended to decieve or entrap; sly; treacherous
Syn: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
Ant: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
Insidious
a hint; indirect suggestion
Syn: clue, indication, inkling
Intimation
not easily moved emotionally or mentally; dull; unresponsive
Syn:impassive, phlegmatic
Ant: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
Stolid
Experimental in nature; uncertain;hesitant
Syn:provisional, inconclusive
Ant: definite, conclusive, confirmend
Tentative
not combed;untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished; rude
Syn:sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
Ant: well-groomed, tidy, neat, natty
Unkempt
Skillful; expert in the use of hands or mind
Syn: clever, deft, dexterous, slick
Ant: clumsy, inept, all thumbs
Adroit
Having a deep seated distaste;opposed, unwilling
Syn: disinclined, loath
Ant: favorably disposed, eager, keen
Averse
Given to fighting; warlike; combative, aggressive; engaged with war
Syn: assertive, truculent, pugnacious
Ant: peaceful, conciliatory, placid
Belligerent
Hasty, not thorough
Syn: quick, superficial, perfunctory
Ant: thorough, painstaking, careful
Cursory
A wry face, facial distortion
Syn: pained expression, facial contortion
Ant:smile, grin, beam
Grimace
A large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
Syn: conflagration, devastation, annihilation
Ant: deluge, inundation
Holocaust
not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
Syn: impenetrable, resistat, proof against
Any: porous, permeable, vulnerable
Impervious
Danger
Syn: Rish, hazard, peril
Ant: safety, security
Jeopardy
To move backward; to return to an earlier point
Syn: revert, degenerate, decline
Ant: Advance, envolve, progress
Retrogress
To examine closely
Syn: inspect, pore over
Ant: Skim, scan, glance over
Scrutinize
To turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
Syn: separate, drive apart, estrange
Ant: befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile
Alienate
A skillful or ingenous device; a clever trick; a clever skill;trickery
Syn: ruse, stratagem, contrivance
Artifice
to compel, force
Syn: pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
Ant: persuade, cajole
Coerce
To erase; wipe out; cut out
Syn: remove, cnacel, expunge
Ant: insert, add, retain, include
Delete
to disturbe, worry; to trouble but repeated attacks
Syn: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer
Harass
Severe in attitude or action
Syn: blustery, tempestuous,placable

Ant: mild, gentle, blamy, tranquil
Inclement
To make permanent or long lastin
Syn: continue, perserve, prlong indefinitly
Ant: discontinue, abolish, abandon
Perpetuate
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
Syn: guide, tradition, model
Precedent
To set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury
Syn: Rectify, correct, mitigate
Redress
Associated, Connected
Syn: Attached, related joined
Ant: Dissociated, unconnecected
Affiliated
To find out
Syn: discover, determine, establish
Ascertain
To give or pass on as an inheritance
Syn:Transmit, bestow, hand down
Bequeath
Forceful; convincing; relevant; top the point
Syn: persuasive, compelling
Ant: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant
Cogent
To move toward one point, approach nearer together
Syn: meet, unite, intersect, merge
Ant: diverge, separate
Converge
To scatter, spread far and wide
Syn: break up, dispel
Ant: collect, congregate, assemble, muster
Disperse
not able to be wounded or hurt; sheilded against attack
Syn: empregnable, impervious, immune
Ant: exposed, unprotected, defenseless
Invulnerable
A remedy for all ills, cure-all, an answer to all problems
Syn: a universal cure, easy solution
Panacea
Exact, careful, attending to all detail; having high moral standards, principaled
Syn: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
Ant: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
Scrupulous
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explnation
Syn: errie, inexplicable, spooky
Uncanny
Unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Syn: Selfless
Ant: selfish, self-centered
Alturistic
Express agreement
Syn:concur, consent, accede
Ant: disagree, differ, dessent
Assent
Mercy, humaness; mildness, moderateness
Syn:leniency, forbearance, gentleness
Ant: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility
Clemency
shy, lacking self- confidence, modest, reserved
Syn:timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
Ant: bold, crash, audacious, self- confident, jaunty
Diffident
A difference, a lack of agreement
Syn: disagreement, divergence, inconsistancy
Ant:agreement, converge, consistency
Discrepancy
To go aboard; to make a start; to invest
Syn: Commence, launch, begin, board
Embark
Unconquerable; refusing to yield
Syn: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
Ant: surrendering, submissive, yielding
Indomitable
to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
Syn: lumber, trudge
Ant: scamper, skip, prance
Plod
Neglectful in performance of ones duties; careless
Remiss
rashness, boldness
Syn: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
Ant: Timidty, fearfullness, diffidence, hunility
Temerity
Sincere, real, without pretence
Syn: genuine, heartfelt
Ant: insincere, simulated, phony
Unfeigned
To yeild to; to assume an office or dignity
Syn: consent, concur, comply, assent
Ant: demur, balk at
Accede
Coming at a bad time, not appropriate
Syn: ill timed, inconventent, inappropriate, unsuitable
Ant: timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune
Inopportune
Stale, moldy, out-of-date
Syn: hackneyed, antiquated
Ant: Fresh, sweet-smelling,up-to-date, brand-new
Musty
meddling, excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
Syn:impertinent, obtrusive
Ant: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
Officious
Growing without check, running wild
Syn: widespread, extravagant
Ant: controlled, restrained
Rampant
Open or marked by bribery or corruption
Syn: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
Ant: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
Venal
Open or marked by bribery or corruption
Syn: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
Ant: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
Venal