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(n) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
syn: promise, sureness, poise, self-possession
ant:uncertainty, doubt, insecurity
assurance
(n) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
syn: sanatorium, sanctuary, refuge
asylum
(v) to comfort; (n) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an eletrical or mechanical device
syn: soothe, solace, alleviate
ant: distress, aggravate, bother, vex, torment
console
(v)to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
syn: enlarge, expand, swell, prolong
ant: contract, compress, constrict
dilate
(n)refuse, waste products
syn: rubbish, trash, detritus, dregs, scum
dross
(v) to lessen, diminish
syn: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out
ant: increase, enlarge, swell, proliferate
dwindle
(adj)lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
flippant
(n) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
syn: exemption, impunity
ant: vulnerability, susceptibility, exposure
immunity
(v) to establish, set up; (n) an organization for the promotion of learning
syn: (v) found out, bring about; (n) academy
ant: terminate, discontinue, demolish, raze
institute
(n)a debt; something disadvantageous
syn: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback
ant: advantage, asset
liability
(adj) ridiculous, senseless
syn: nonsensical, absurd, incredible
ant:sensible, reasonable, realistic, plausible
preposterous
(adj)quarrelsome, fond of fighting
syn: argumentative, combative, belligerent
ant: peace-loving, friendly, amicable, congenial
pugnacious
(adj)furoius, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad;infected with rabies
syn: fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk
ant: moderate, restrained, blase, indifferent
rabid
(n) a kingdom, a region or field of study
syn: domain, duchy, bailiwick, juridiction
ant:
realm
(v) to reward, pay, reimburse
syn: compensate satisfy profit benefit
remunerate
(v) to make young again; to make like new
syn:revitalize, renew
ant:wear out, exhaust, enervate, debilitate
rejuvenate
(adj) meager, scant; scattered
syn: thin, scanty, few and far between
ant: plentiful, abundant, profuse, teeming
sparse
(adj)genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
syn:first-rate, outstanding, worthy, pure
ant:mediocre, shoddy, second-rate, sham
sterling
(n) a risky or daring udnerstaking; (v) to expose to danger; to dare
syn:(n) gamble;(v)try, chance, understake
ant:(v) withdraw, retire, shrink from, shy away
venture
(v) to twist out of shape;(n) an abnormality
syn: (v) bend, disort, misshape (n)irregularity
ant: (v) straighten, unbend, rectify
warp