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annul
(v.)to reduce to nothing;to make effective or inoperative;to declare legally invalid or void

syn:cancel,abolish,invalidate,nullify
ant:validate,authorize,ratify
blase'
(adj)indifferent,bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures;apathetic

ant:enthusiastic,passionate,fervent
bolster
(v)to support,give a boost to;(n)a long pillow or cushion;a supporting post
syn:(v)strengthen,reinforce,buttress,validate
ant:(v)undermine,weaken,impair
deplore
(v)to feel or express regret or disapproval

syn:lament,bemoan,bewail
ant:approve,commend,extol
frivolous
(adj)of little importance,not worthy of serious attention;not meant seriously

syn:silly,foolish,inane,petty,trifling
ant:serious,important,significant
muster
(v) to bring together for service or battle;to gather or summon;to amount to,comprise,include;(n)a list of men for military service;a gathering, accumulation
syn:(v)mobilize,marshal;(n)roster,inventory ant:(v)disband,dismiss,disperse
nonentity
(n)a person or thing of no importance

syn:nobody
ant:celebrity,superstar
obsess
(v)to trouble,haunt,or fill the mind

syn:preoccupy
ornate
(adj)elaborately decorated;showily splendid

syn:fancy,elaborate,flashy,flamboyant
ant:simple,plain,stark,austere
oust
(v)to remove,drive out of a position or place

syn:expel,eject
ant:admit,welcome
peruse
(v)to read thoroughly and carefully


syn:study,pore over,scrutinize
porous
(adj)full of tiny holes;able to be penetrated by air or water

syn:leaky,permeable
ant:airtight,waterproof,impermeable
promontory
(n)a high point of land extending into water

syn:cliff,headland
prone
(adj)lying face down;inclined,likely

syn:prostate,liable,apt
ant:standing upright,unlikely
qualm
(n)a pang of conscience,uneasiness,misgiving,or doubt;a feeling of faintness or nausea

syn:regret,second thought,scruple
recourse
(n)a person or thing turned to for help or advice;the act of seeking help or protection

syn:redress,remedy,resort
residue
(n)a remainder,that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

syn:remnant,remains,leavings
solicitous
(adj)showing concern or care;fearful or anxious about someone or something

syn:concerned
ant:unconcerned,indifferent,apathetic
staid
(adj)serious and dignified;quiet or subdued in character or conduct

syn:sedate,sober,prim
ant:gaudy,jaunty,unconventional
sustain
(v) to suppoet,nourish,keep up:to suffer,undergo;to bear up under,withstand;to affirm the validity of

syn:foster,maintain