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v. to make up for

syn: expiate, make amends for
atone
n. slavery, any state of being bound or held down

syn: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
ant: freedom, liberty, independence
bondage
adj. believable

syn: plausible, acceptable, likely
ant: unbelievable, implausible, improbable
credible
v. to pay for

syn: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill
defray
adj. hardworking, industrious, not lazy

syn: assiduous, sedulous
ant: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
diligent
adj. sad; dreary

syn: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous
ant: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
doleful
adj. frightful, horrible; deathly pale

syn: dreadful, appalling, gruesome, grisly
ant: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful
ghastly
v. to hold back

syn: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit
ant: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
hamper
v. to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

syn: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
hew
adj. poor, in a state of poverty; depleted

syn: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent
ant: rich wealthy, affluent, prosperous
impoverished
adj. never stopping, going on all the time

syn: ceaseless, constant, uninterrupted
ant: occasional, sporadic, intermittent
incessant
adj. complicated; difficult to understand

syn: complex, convoluted
ant: simple uninvolved, uncomplicated
intricate
adj. easy to understand, clear; rational, sane

syn: limpid, intelligible
ant: murky, muddy, obscure, unintelligible
lucid
adj. occurring or published after death

syn: postmortem
ant: prenatal
posthumous
adj. overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

syn: fussy, fastidious, squeamish
ant: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose, lax
prim
adj. grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

syn: caustic, mordant, acerbic, wry
ant: bland, mild, saccharine, good-natured
sardonic
adj. exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

syn: surplus, supererogatory
ant: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
superfluous
v. to take the place of, supersede

syn: replace, displace, oust
supplant
v. to jeer at, mock; n. an insulting or mocking remark

syn: v. ridicule, deride
ant: v. cheer, applaud, acclaim
taunt
adj. holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

syn: obstinate, stubborn, dogged
ant: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack
tenacious