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conciliatory
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile
credible
capable of being believed; plausible
exonerate
to free from blame
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
indict
to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime
litigious
prone to engage in lawsuits
partisan (adj)
devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
parity
equality, as in amount, status, or value

antonym: disparity
rectitude
moral uprightness; righteousness
remiss
lax in attending to duty; negligent
repudiate
to reject the validity or authority of
sanctimonious
feigning piety or righteousness
scrupulous
principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting
solicitous
concerned
sophistry
plausible but misleading or fallacious argument
substantiate
to support with proof or evidence; verify
veracity
adherence to the truth; truthfulness
vindicate
to free from blame
cajole
to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery
chicanery
trickery
obsequious
fawning and servile
sycophant
insincere, obsequious flatterer
altruism
unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
eminent
distinguished; prominent
empathetic
identifying with and understanding of another's situation, feeling, and motives
extol
to praise highly
laudatory
full of praise
magnanimous
courageously or generously noble in mind and heart
philanthropic
humanitarian; benevolent; relating to monetary generosity
reciprocate
to mutually take or give; to respond in kind
defunct
no longer exsisting or functioning
eradicate
to get rid of as if by tearing it up by the roots; abolish
expurgate
to remove objectionable content before publication or release
extirpate
to destroy
quell
to put down forcibly; suppress
raze
to level to the ground; demolish
squelch
to crush as if by trampling; squash
supplant
to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics
stymie
to thwart or stump
abase
to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem
deride
to mock contemptuously
derogatory
insulting or intended to insult
disparage
to speak of negatively; to belittle
effrontery
brazen boldness; presumptuousness
ignominy
great personal dishonor or humiliation; disgraceful conduct
impugn
to attack as false or questionable
mar
to damage, especially in a disfiguring way
pejorative (adj)
disparaging, belittling, insulting
vex
to annoy or bother; to perplex
vindictive
disposed to seek revenge; revengeful; spiteful