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Syn: calmenss, composure, sangfroid Ant: perturbation
Equanimity
Amorphous, no individuality. Ant: Unusual
Nondescript
Abundant, dominant, full.
Rife
Shorten, abrigde, abbreviate
Truncate
Dialect, slang
Vernacular
Robber
Brigand
Fight, uproar, brawl
Donnybrook
Earsplitting, loud. Ant: Quient, Silent
Stentorian
Temperate, moderated
Abstemious
Expunge, remove objectionable words
Expurgate
Sin, crime
Iniquity
Supple, graceful, nimble. Ant: Stiff, awkward
Lithe
Talk down to
Patronizing
Transparent, clear. Ant: Obscure, opaque
Pellucid
Zenith, pinnacle. Ant: Nadir
Acme
Spurious, false, erroneous. Ant: truthful
Apocryphal
Extremely emotional experience
Catharsis
Inexpressive, unexplainable
Ineffable
Praise, fame, distinction. Ant: Opprobium
Kudos
Proverb, rule
Maxim
Circle, clique
Coterie
Free, liberate, disentangle. Ant: Entangle
Extricate
Disrespect, sauciness
Flippancy
To pass off as worthy or real
Foist (verb)
Chronic, inalterable
Inveterate
Abundance, excess. Ant: Dearth
Plethora
Bitterly spiteful, caustic, burning. Ant: Bland
Vitriolic
Proud, arrogant, snobbish. Ant: unpretentious
Haughty
Self-confidence, arrogance, excessive pride. Ant: Humility
Hubris
Difficult situation, disagreement. Ant: understanding
Imbroglio
Cliche, truism
Platitude
False piety or righteousness
Sanctimonious
Strict, rigorous, severe, restrictive. Ant: Flexible
Stringent
Hackneyed, cliched, ordinary. Ant: original
Trite (adjective)
Violent, forceful twisting
Wrenching
Boorish, vulgar, surly, coarse, uncouth, rude. Ant: Courteous, polished
Churlish
Plead, ask for, request, beseech
Entreat
Adverse, hostile, noxious, antagonistic, detrimental
Inimical
Angry, furious, enraged. Ant: Placid
Livid
Sensational, ghastly, gruesome, vivid. Ant: mild
Lurid
Announce, make known, advocate
Promulgate
False, incorrect, feigned, bogus, counterfeit. Ant: Genuine
Spurious
Sedate, dignified, proper. Ant: Garish
Staid
An excessive amount, fullness, satiation. Ant: dearth
Surfeit
Releive, Pacify, soften, assuage. Ant: Excite
Allay
Analysis, interpretation of, explanation
Exegesis
Protest, oppose, rail
Inveigh
honor, celebrate
Lionize
To exploit weaknesses of others
Pander
Wasteful, immoral, licentious. Ant: moral
Profligate (adjective)
Beyond doubt, unquestionable. Ant: discredited
Unimpeachable
novice
Tyro
unsophisticated person, yokel
Bumpkin
Urge, pord, spur, incite. Ant: Curb
Goad
Lazy, torpid, idle. Ant: Active
Indolent
Permeating, present throughout, ubiquitous. Ant: Absent from
Pervasive
sycophant, a person who flatters, fawner
Toady
lessening the seriousness of, justifying
Extenuating
Unformed, undeveloped, incomplete, incipient
Inchoate
Lie, mislead
Prevaricate
Timid, cowardly, shy. Ant: outgoing
Timorous
Timid, fearful. Ant: bravery
Tremulous
Incapable of being defended
Untenable
Any thin, attractive surface layer
Veneer
A wall or enbankment for defense, fortification
Bulwark
Crafty, not straightforward. Ant: Candor
Disingenous
UNrelending, persistent, unyielding. Ant: giving up
Dogged
Discomfort, unease
Malaise
Critic, authority
Pundit
To not enforce a rule, set aside, renounce, remit. Ant: demand
Waive
Cure-all, remedy
Panacea
Nearness, proximity. Ant: distance
Propinquity
Repeal, void, nullify, countermand. Ant: enforce
Rescind
Enjoy, take pleasure in, carouse, frolic
Revel (verb)
To express oneself enthusiastically
Rhapsodize
Offense, resentment
Umbrage
Shriveled or dried up, withered, wrinkled. Ant: Smooth
Wizened
Large, destructive fire
Conflagration
To confuse, perplex, bewilder.
Flummox
Troublesome, cranky, unruly, stubborn, difficult. Ant: Temperate
Fractious
Depravity, vileness. Ant: purity
Turpitude
Unnecessary, wasteful work. Ant: windfall
Boondoggle
Monarch, sovereign. Ant: Subject
Potentate
Separation, discord, division, fissure. Ant: Attraction
Schism
Horizontal, lying on one's back. Ant: Upright
Supine
Defensible
Tenable
Fault-finding, verbal abuse, abusive. Ant: Praiseworthy, commendable
Vituperative
Name or title
Appellation
Strightforward, uninteresting, vapid, humdrum. Ant: Animated, spirited
Prosaic
Power, might, strength. Ant: weakness
Puissance
Descendant, heir, offspring
Scion
Arrogant, contemptous, haughty, disdainful. Ant: Respectful
Supercilious
Insincere, overly flattering, unctuous
Fulsome
Volatile, quickly changing, capricious. Ant: Phlegmatic, steady
Mercurial
Suppress, squash, repress. Ant: Allow
Squelch
Keen, incisive, acute, sharply defined. Ant: ambiguous
Trenchant
Easily excused, minor, pardonable. Ant: major, punishable
Venial
Praise, tribute. Ant: Vituperation
Encomium
Obsession with doing great things
Megalomania
Touching, sentimental, heartfelt. Ant: insincere
Poignant