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v. to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

syn: postpone, suspend, discontinue
ant: open, call to order
adjourn
n. a citizen of another country; adj. foreign, strange

syn: adj exotic, unfamiliar
ant: adj native, endemic, familiar
alien
adj. having a pleasing appearance

syn: good-looking, attractive, bonny
ant: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
comely
v. to make up for; to repay for services

syn: pay back, reimburse, recompense
ant: fail to reward, stiff
compensate
adj. loose in one's morals or behavior

syn: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
ant: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper
dissolute
adj. not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

syn: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable
ant: steady, consistent, dependable
erratic
n. the process of driving or forcing out

syn: ejection, ouster, eviction
ant: admittance, admission
expulsion
n. a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; v. to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of

syn: n. trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff
feint
n. food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

syn: feed, provender
fodder
v. to strengthen, build up

syn: reinforce, shore up
ant: weaken, undermine, sap, impair
fortify
adj. difficult or impossible to read

syn: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled
ant: readable, decipherable, distinct, clear
illegible
v. to make fun of rudely or unkindly; n. a rude remark of derision

syn: v. laugh at, mock, taunt
ant: n. applause, plaudits, accolades
jeer
adj. bringing in money; profitable

syn: gainful, moneymaking
ant: unprofitable, losing, in the red
lucrative
adj. average, ordinary, undistinguished

syn: run-of-the-mill
ant: exceptional, outstanding, distinguished
mediocre
v. to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

syn: multiply, mushroom, burgeon
ant: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off
proliferate
v. to conquer by force, bring under complete control

syn: subdue, vanquish, master
ant: be conquered, submit, surrender
subjugate
v. to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

syn: pollute, taint, smear
ant: cleanse, purify, decontaminate
sully
v. to tease, torment by teasing

syn: tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water
ant: satisfy, fulfill, gratify
tantalize
adj. brief and to the point

syn: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet
ant: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix
terse
adj. firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

syn: resolute, steadfast, unwavering
ant: irresolute, wavering, vacillating
unflinching