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Noisome
Nasty
Euphonious
Pleasant sounding
Sonorous
Pleasant sounding
assonance
Harsh sounding
dissonant
Harsh sounding
raucous
Harsh sounding
din
Harsh sounding
Strident
Harsh sounding
Fetid
Nasty
Noisome
Nasty
Noxious
Nasty
Equivocate
To use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
Evasive
same as equivocate-to use vague or amibiguous language intentionally
waffling
same as equivocate
Equivocal
same as equivocate
Equivocation
same as equivocate
Imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
Serene
Same as Imperturbable-not capable of being disturbed
dispassionate
same as imperturbable
stoical
same as imperturbable

One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
Perturb
to disturb gently
Guile
deceit, trickery
artifice
same as guile
chicanery
same as guile
connivery
same as guile
Garrulus
tending to talk alot
Effusive
same as garrulus
Loquaciuos
same as garrulus
Esoteric
Known or understood only by a few
abstruse
esoteric
arcane
esoteric
obscure
same as esoteric- known or understood only by a few
Eulogy
speech in praise of someone
commend
same as eulogy
extol
same as eulogy
laud
same as eulogy
candid
explicit-as it is
fawn
to grovel
bootlick
same as fawn-to flatter excessively
grovel
same as fawn
toady
same as fawn-to flatter excessively
pander
same as fawn-to flatter excessively, to seek the favor of
Fortuitous
Happening by chance, fortunate
Propitious
Fortuitious
Exigent
urgent; requiring immediate action
imperative
exigent-urgent, excessively demanding
Exacerbate
to make worse
Foment
to arouse or incite
instigate
same as foment-to arouse or incite
Kindle
same as foment
Frugality
tending t be thrifty or cheap
parsimony
same as frugality-thrifty and cheap
sparing
same as frugality
prudence
same as frugality (careful and cautious)
Fervid
intensely emotional, feverish
fervent
enthusiastic
fervor
passion
vehement
same as fervid
impassioned
same as fervid

filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent

—Synonyms emotional, vehement, fervent, fiery.
—Antonyms apathetic.
zealous
same as fervid
fanatical
acting excessively enthusiastic
frenzied
samea s fanatical,
zealous
same as fanatical, and fervid
Florid
extensively decorated or embellished
ostentatious
florid;

characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
flamboyant
florid
rococo
florid
baroque
florid
Estimable
admirable
laudable
estimable
venerable
estimable

commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress.
erractic
wandering and unpredictable
irresolute
erractic; wadering and unpredictable
enervate
to reduce in strength
enfeeble
enervate;
to reduce in strength
debilitate
enervate;
to reduce in strength
sap
enervate;
to reduce in strength
emulate
to copy, to try to equal or excel
ape
emulate; to copy, to try to equal or excel
simulate
emulate; to copy, to try to equal or excel
Dissonance
a harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
clash
dissonace
contention
dissonance
discord
dissonance
dissension
dissonance
dissent
dissonace
dissent
dissonance
dissidence
dissonance
disparate
fundamentally different; entirely alike
Disabuse
set right, free from error
Dilettante
someone with amateurish and supericial interest in a topic
tyro
dilettante
Dissemble
to present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
masquerade
dissemble; to present a false appearance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
feign
dissemble- to present a false appearance
sham
dissemble- to present a false appearance
dissimulate
dissemble- to present a false appearance
simulate
dissemble- to present a false appearance

to fake
Discern
to perceive or recognize
espy
discern; to perceive or recognize
descry
discern; to perceive or recognize
Dirge
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
elegy
dirge-a funeral hymn or mournful speech
Lament
dirge-a funeral hymn or mournful speech
Exculpate
to clear from blame, prove innocent
absolve
exculpate-to clear from blame, prove innocent
exonerate
exculpate-to clear from blame, prove innocent
acquit
exculpate-to clear from blame, prove innocent
vindicate
exculpate-to clear from blame, prove innocent
Ephemeral
Lasting a short time
evanescent
epemeral-Lasting a short time
transient
epemeral-Lasting a short time
erudite
scholarly, learned
erudition
extensive knowledge or learning
fawn
to grovel
extol
praise

eulogy, laud, commend
Dupe
to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
beguile
dupe-to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
cozen
dupe-to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
hoodwink
dupe-to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
bluff
dupe-to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
humbug
dupe-to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
delude
dupe-to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
embellish
to add ornamental or fictitious details
bedeck
embellish-to add ornamental or fictitious details
exagerate
embellish-to add ornamental or fictitious details
ecclectic
selecting from or made up from a variety of source
catholic
ecclectic-selecting from or made up from a variety of source
zealot
someone passionatley devoted to a cause
zenith
highest point; summit
zephyr
gentle breeze
malaise
A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.

A general sense of depression or unease: "One year after the crash, the markets remain mired in a deep malaise" (New York Times).
incurred
to become liable or subject to through one's own action; bring or take upon oneself: to incur his displeasure.

verb

—Synonyms 2. arouse, incite, provoke.
phalanx
any body of troops in close array.
3. a number of individuals, esp. persons united for a common purpose.
4. a compact or closely massed body of persons, animals, or things.
poised
noun 1. a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight; equipoise.
2. a dignified, self-confident manner or bearing; composure; self-possession: to show poise in company.

–verb (used with object)
to hold supported or raised, as in position for casting, using, etc.: to poise a spear.

–verb (used without object) 11. to rest in equilibrium; be balanced
ratchet
verb (used with object), verb (used without object) 6. to move by degrees (often fol. by up or down): to ratchet prices up; Interest rates have been ratcheting downward.
mollify
verb (used with object), -fied, -fy·ing. 1. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
2. to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one's demands.
Lament
to express sorrow
bewail
same as lament:to express sorrow
Iracible
easily made angry
cantankererous
same as Irascible:easily made angry
ornery
same as Irascible:easily made angry
testy
same as Irascible:easily made angry
Innocuous
harmless
inoffensive
Innocuous: harmless
insipid
Innocuous: harmless
lethargic
acting in an indifferent por slow, sluggish manner
apathetic
lethargic-acting in an indifferent por slow, sluggish manner

having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
languid
lethargic-acting in an indifferent por slow, sluggish manner
lackadaisical
lethargic-acting in an indifferent por slow, sluggish manner
torpid
lethargic-acting in an indifferent por slow, sluggish manner
Lassitude
a state of diminished energy
debilitation
lassitude- a state of diminished energy

to weaken or enfeeble
languor
lassitude- a state of diminished energy
intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
implacable
intransigent- uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
obdurate
intransigent- uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
inexorable
intransigent- uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
obstinate
intransigent- uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled

stubborn
irreconcilable
intransigent- uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
unrelenting
intransigent- uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
bestow
lavish
prodigal
lavish
opulent
lavish
profuse
lavish
latent
potential that is not readily apparent
dormant
latent- potential that is not readily apparent
quiescent
latent- potential that is not readily apparent
inert
latent- potential that is not readily apparent
Malinger
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
shirk
malinger- to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
malleable
capable of being shaped
pliable
malleable-capable of being shaped
ductile
malleable-capable of being shaped
pliant
malleable-capable of being shaped
plastic
malleable-capable of being shaped
scrupulous
meticulous
conscientious
meticulous
Dogmatic
dictorial in one's opinion
peremptory
dogmatic
imperious
dogmatic
lucent
luminous
resplendent
luminous
gregarious
outgoing, sociable
affable
gregarious-outgoing, sociable
congenial
gregarious-outgoing, sociable
vindicate
exculpate- to clear from blame
implacable
unable to be calmed down

intransigent
placate
to make peaceful
inexorable
implacable-unable to be calmed down
irreconcilable
implacable-unable to be calmed down
Ingenuous
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Ingenue
a naive girl or young woman
Disingenuous
giving a flase impression of innocence
guileless
Ingenuous-showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Insipid
lacking interest or flavor
banal
Insipid-lacking interest or flavor
stale
Insipid-lacking interest or flavor
vapid
Insipid-lacking interest or flavor
Inimical
Hostile or unfriendly
Dissident
Inimical-hostile or unfriendly
antagonistic
Inimical-hostile or unfriendly
recalcitrant
Inimical-hostile or unfriendly

resisting authority or control
Lucid
clear and easily understood
lucent
clarity
intelligible
lucid-clear and easily understood
explicit
clear and easily understood
limpid
lucid- clear and easily understood
Loquacious
talkative
effusive
loquacious-talkative
verbose
loquacious-talkative
Apocryphal
of questionable authority or authencity
approbation
approval or praise
adulation
approbation-approval or praise
extol
approbation-approval or praise
adulation
approbation-approval or praise
kudos
approbation-approval or praise
eulogize
approbation-approval or praise
hail
approbation-approval or praise
exalt
approbation-approval or praise
acclaim
approbation-approval or praise
arbitrary
determined by chance or impulse
erratic
arbitrary
abate
to reduce in amount, degree or severity
ebb
abate-to reduce in amount, degree or severity
relent
abate-to reduce in amount, degree or severity
slacken
abate-to reduce in amount, degree or severity
wane
abate-to reduce in amount, degree or severity
Impervious
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Impregnable
impervious-impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
maverick
Iconoclast-one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
nonconformist
Iconoclast-one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
Impetuous
quick to act without thinking
impetus
impulse
impulsive
Impetuous-quick to act without thinking
precpitate
impetuous-quick to act without thinking
Gullible
easily deceived
Gull
a person who is easily tricked
credulous
gullible-easily deceived
Inchoate
not fully formed, disorganized
amorphous
Inchoate-not fully formed, disorganized
incoherent
Inchoate-not fully formed, disorganized
Inundate
to overwhelm, to cover with water
deluge
Inundate-to overwhelm, to cover with water
engulf
Inundate-to overwhelm, to cover with water
Laconic
using few words
terse
laconic-using few words
curt
laconic-using few words
pithy
laconic-using few words
taciturn
laconic-using few words
Laudatory
to give praise, to glorify
acclaim
laud
antipathy
extreme dislike
antagonism
antipathy-extreme dislike
enmity
antipathy-extreme dislike
loathing
antipathy-extreme dislike
animosity
antipathy-extreme dislike
aversion
antipathy-extreme dislike
repellence
antipathy-extreme dislike
animus
antipathy-extreme dislike
repugnance
antipathy-extreme dislike
revulsion
antipathy-extreme dislike
abstain
to choose not to do something
abscond
to leave secretly
decamp
abscond- to leave secretly
incumbent
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club.
rarefied
extremely high or elevated; lofty; exalted: the rarefied atmosphere of a scholarly symposium.
2. of, belonging to, or appealing to an exclusive group; select; esoteric: rarefied tastes
alderman
a member of a municipal legislative body, esp. of a municipal council.
2. (in England) one of the members, chosen by the elected councilors, in a borough or county council.
pilloried
to expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse: The candidate mercilessly pilloried his opponent.
bastion
One that is considered similar to a defensive stronghold: You are a bastion of strength.

See Synonyms at bulwark.
apt
inclined; disposed; given; prone: too apt to slander others.
2. likely: Am I apt to find him at home?
3. unusually intelligent; able to learn quickly and easily: an apt pupil.
4. suited to the purpose or occasion; appropriate: an apt metaphor; a few apt remarks on world peace.
fared
to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on: He fared well in his profession.
8. to go; turn out; happen (used impersonally): It fared ill with him.
9. to go; travel.
10. to eat and drink: They fared sumptuously
transcendent
going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
2. superior or supreme.
affluent
having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich: an affluent person.
2. abounding in anything; abundant.
3. flowing freely: an affluent fountain.
studded
a boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, esp. as an ornament.
2. any of various buttonlike, usually ornamental objects, mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it: a collar stud
vanquished
To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire" (Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at defeat.
burnish
to polish
buff
burnish- to polish
luster
burnish- to polish
scour
burnish- to polish