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to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
allay
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
convivial
a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group our people with a common interest
coterie
to object or take exception to; an objection
demur
shameless boldness, impudence
effrontery
lasting only a short time, short-lived
ephemeral
appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
felicitous
done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
furtive
glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
garish
a person who hates or despises people
misanthrope
syn. reeduce, alleviate, moderate
allay
syn. fun-loving, jovial, merry
convivial
syn. clique, set
coterie
syn. protest, object to
demur
syn. gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek
effrontery
syn. fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory
ephemeral
syn. fortunate, well-put
felicitous
syn. clandestine, covert, surreptitious
furtive
syn. gaudy, flashy, tawdry
garish
syn. people-hater
misanthrope
countermand
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
echelon
one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
fatuous
stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
juggernaut
a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
litany
a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chang; a long list
paucity
an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
portend
to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
raze
to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
saturnine
of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
slough
to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud; a mire; a state of depression
countermand
syn. recall revoke
ant. reaffirm, reassert
echelon
syn. level rank
ant.
fatuous
syn. silly, vapid, inane, doltish, vacuous
ant. sensible, intelligent, perceptive, bright
litany
syn. rigmarole, catalog, megillah
ant.
paucity
syn. lack
ant. abundance, glut, plentitude, deluge
portend
syn. bode, foretell, foreshadow, suggest
ant.
raze
syn. pull down, demolish, shave off
ant. build, construct, raise, erect
saturnine
syn. sullen, morose
ant. lighthearted, cheerful, vivacious
slough
syn. shed, slog
ant. take on, acquire, assume