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Definition of abet
(v.) to encourage,assist, aid, support ( especially in something wrong or unworthy)
Antonyms of abet
hamper, hinder, impede, frustrate
Definition of aver
(v.) to affirm, declare confidently
Synonyms of aver
assert, asseverate, avouch
Antonyms of aver
deny, disavow, repudiate, disclaim
Definition of blatant
(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
Synonyms of blatant
flagrant, glaring, egregious, disagreeably loud
Antonyms of blatant
inconsequential, trifling, piddling, petty
Definition of broach
(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
Definition of buttress
(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; ( n.) a supporting structure
Synonyms of buttress
(v.) bolster, reinforce, brace, shore up
Antonyms of buttress
(v.) undermine, weaken, impair
Definition of carousal
(n.) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
Synonyms of carousal
drinking aobut, drunken revel, binge
Definition of collate
(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
Synonyms of collate
sort out, cross-check, rearrange
Definition of connoisseur
(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
Synonyms of connoisseur
authority, savant, pundit
Antonyms of connoisseur
ignoramus, philistine, yahoo
Definition of disconsolate
(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
Synonyms of disconsolate
grief-stricken, inconsolable, comfortless
Antonyms of disconsolate
cheerful, blithe, buoyant, jaunty
Definition of encumber
(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
Synonyms of encumber
overload, saddle, hamper, clog
Antonyms of encumber
unburden, unload, relieve
Synonyms of disconsolate
grief-stricken, incosolable, comfortless
Antonyms of disconsolate
cheerful, blithe, buoyant, jaunty
Definition of encumber
(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
Synonyms of encumber
overload, saddle, hamper, clog
Antonyms of encumber
unburden, unload, relieve
Definition of foment
(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
Synonyms of foment
instigate, incite, stir up
Antonyms of foment
quell, quash, squelch, suppress
Definition of grisly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly
Synonyms of grisly
gruesome, gory, hideous
Antonyms of grisly
pleasant, delightful, attractive
Definition of herculean
(adj.) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
Synonyms of herculean
mighty, powerful, arduous, onerous, colossal
Antonyms of herculean
puny, Lilliputian, bantam
Definition of impassive
(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
Synonyms of impassive
emotionless, stoical, unemotional, insensible
Antonyms of impassive
emotional, passionate, excitable
Definition of inauspicious
(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
Synonyms of inauspicious
unpropitious, unpromising, untimely
Antonyms of inauspicious
propitious, favorable
Definition of incontrovertible
(adj.) unquestionable, beyond dispute
Synonyms of incontrovertible
incontestable, indisputable, indubitable
Antonyms of incontrovertible
debatable, dubious, open to question
Definition of nonplussed
(adj.,part.) puzzled, no knowing what to do, at a loss
Synonyms of nonplussed
perplexed, baffled, stumped, flabbergasted
Antonyms of nonplussed
poised, confident, assured
Definition of opportune
(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
Synonyms of opportune
(adj.) timely, appropriate, felicitous
Antonyms of opportune
untimely, inconvenient, inappropriate
Definition of prolific
(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
Synonyms of prolific
fruitful,fecund, proliferous
Antonyms of prolific
barren, unproductive, sterile, sparse
Definition of rejoinder
(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
Synonyms of rejoinder
answer, reply, response, riposte, retort