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bluff
(adj) direct and outspoken in a good-natured way (n) a steep high cliff or bank; an attempt to fool someone (v) to deceive or trick; to try to fool others by putting on a confident front
syn: hearty; a ridge; a trick, hoax; to trick, mislead, pretend, fake
ant: insincere, artful, sly
cautious
(adj) avoiding unnecessary risks or mistakes

syn: careful, watchful, wary, guarded
ant: daring, reckless, wild
consist
(v) (used with of) to be made up of

syn: to contain, include, involve, comprise
despise
(v) to look down on intensely or feel contempt for, dislike strongly

syn: to hate, scorn, detest, loathe
ant: to love, admire, esteem, adore, praise
haven
(n) a safe place

syn: a harbor, port, refuge, retreat, shelter, sanctuary

ant: a trap, snare, ambush
miniature
(n) a very small copy, model, or painting
(adj) on a very small scale

syn: little, tiny, minute
ant: huge, giant
monarch
(n) a person who rules over a kingdom or empire

syn: a ruler, king, queen, emperor, empress, czar, sovereign

ant: a subject, follower, commoner
obstacle
(n) something that gets in the way

syn: a hurdle, barrier, snag, hindrance

ant: an aid, help, support, advantage
postpone
(v) to put off until later

syn: to delay, suspend, shelve, defer

ant: to advance, move up
straggle
(v) to stray off or trail behind; to spread out in a scattered fashion

syn: to ramble, drift, wander, roam, rove, detour
treacherous
(adj) likely to betray; seeming safe but actually dangerous

syn: disloyal, untrustworthy, unreliable; chancy, deceptive, tricky, hazardous

ant: faithful, trustworthy; safe, harmless
vivid
(adj) bright and sharp, giving a clear picture; full of life

syn: lively, intense, brilliant, dazzling, sharp, spirited, clear

ant: lifeless, dull, drab, hazy, foggy