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v. to strive to be equal to; to imitate
syn. copy
emulate
adj. dry and withered
syn. desiccated, arid
ant. lush
seer
v. to increase the value or beauty of something
syn. improve, heighten
ant. diminish, decrease
enhance
adj. noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
syn. generous
ant. petty, mean
magnanimous
v. to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce
syn. articulate
enunciate
v. to work with another toward a goal
syn. cooperate
collaborate
v. to confine; to retain in legal custody
syn. confiscate
ant. release
impound
adj. faultless; without sin or blemish
ayn. immaculate, irreproachable
ant. fallible, blameworthy
impeccable
v. to summon forth
syn. conjure up, elicit
evoke
adj. without sense or meaning; silly
syn. foolish, insipid
ant. significant, meaning
inane
adj. exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
syn. oily
ant. genuine, sincere
unctuous
n. someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country
expatriate
adj. unkempt
syn. slovenly
ant. tidy
frowzy
adj. hatefully or shockingly evil
syn. abhorrent, horid
heinous
adj. feeling regret for having committed some wrong doing
syn. repentant, remorseful
ant. shameless
contrite
v. to explain in detail; to clarify
syn. elaborate
ant. muddle, confuse
expound
v. to persuade with false pormises 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 and refuse to go on
syn. hesitate, object
ant. agree, continue
balk
n. ill-natured, bitter hostility
syn. animosity
ant. friendliness
acrimony
adj. stern and ill-humored
syn. forbidding
ant. pleasant
dour
v. to rejoice; to feel triumphant
syn. celebrate
exault
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 speciality; an occupation
syn. forte
ant. weakness
metier
v. to rise and fall; to vary irregulary
syn. waver, vacillate
ant. stabalize
fluctuate
v. to annoy or harass
syn. bother, pester
ant. soothe
harry
adj. disguised; pretending not to be oneself
incognito
n. lack of energy; sluggishness
syn. torpor, lassitude
ant. vigor, vitality
lethargy