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acquiesce
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit

syn: comply with, accede, consent, yield
ant: resist, protest
allure
(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attration; the power to attract, charm

syn: (v.) beguile, tantalize; (n.) temptation, enticement
ant: (v.) repel, turn off; (n.) repellent
askew
(adj, adv) twisted to one side; crooked; dispprovingly

syn: awry, lopsided, cockeyed
ant: straight, symmetrical
blithe
(adj) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

syn: carefree, nonchalant, indifferent
ant: glum, morose, despondent, depressed
contentious
(adj) quarrelsome, inclined to argue

syn: argumentative, disputatious, combative
ant: agreeable, amiable, affable, pacific
covet
(v) to desire something belonging to another

syn: crave, yearn for, hunger for
ant: disdain, scorn, despise
crestfallen
(adj) discouraged, dejected, downcast

syn: despondent, disconsolate
ant: elated, cheerful, self-satisfied, cocky
disheveled
(adj) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

syn: untidy, disarranged, tousled, unkempt
ant: tidy, neat, orderly, well-groomed
exponent
(n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol or expression is to be raised

syn: defender, champion, interpreter
ant: critic, advesary, faultfinder, detractor
garrulous
(adj) given to much talking, tediously chatty

syn: talkative, loquacious, long-winded
ant: reticent, mum, taciturn, laconic, reserved
insuperable
(adj) incapable of being overcome

syn: invincible, insurmountable
ant: surmountable, conquerable
lamentable
(adj) to be regretted or pitied

syn: deplorable, regrettable, distressing
ant: praiseworthy, commendable, laudable
misnomer
(n) an unsuitable or misleading name

syn: misnaming, malapropism
profess
(v) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

syn: assert, declare, proclaim, purport
ant: disclaim, disavow, repudiate
respite
(n) a period of relief or rest

syn: interval, intermission, lull, breather
retribution
(n) a repayment; a deserved punishment

syn: recompense, requital, just deserts
sinuous
(adj) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

syn: twisting, convoluted, serpentine, supple
ant: direct, straight, unbending, stiff, rigid
sonorous
(adj) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

syn: resonant, resounding, grandiloquent
ant: tinny, reedy, harsh, grating
vanguard
(n) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

syn: forefront, cutting edge, trailblazers
ant: rear guard, stragglers, laggards
wastrel
(n) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing

syn: loafer, idler, squanderer, profligate
ant: skinflint, tightwad, miser