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Definition: Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property.

Synonyms: greedy, grasping, acaricious, retentive

Antonyms: altruistic, unretentive
Acquisitive
Starts with a-c
Definiton: To claim or take without right

Synonyms: exprpriate, usurp, commandeer

Antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
Arrogate
Starts with a-r
Definition: Hackneyed, trite, commonplace

Synonyms: stale, insipid

Antonyms: fresh, novel, original, new
Banal
Starts with b-a
Definition: To work on excessively; to thrash soundly

Synonyms: overwork
Belabor
Starts with b-e
Definition: tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; petty, nagging criticism

Synonyms: nit-picking, caviling

Antonyms: approving, uncritical
Carping
Starts with c-a
Definition: holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

Synonyms:connected, unified, consistent, cohesiv

Antonyms:muddled, chaotic, disjointed
Coherent
Starts with c-o
Definition:To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make unflexible or rigid

Synonyms:harden, jell, coagulate, solidify

Antonyms:melt, liquefy
Congeal
Starts with c-o
Definition:To imitate with the intet of equaling or surpassing the model

Synonyms:copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
Emulate
Starts with e-m
Definition:A formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

Synonyms:panegyric, eulogy, commendation

Antonyms:condemnation, castigation, criticism
Encomium
Starts with e-m
Definition:To avoid, shun, keep away from

Synonyms:abstain from, steer clear of, forgo

Antonyms:embrace, adopt
Eschew
Starts with e-s
Definition:Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

Synonyms:pertinent

Antonyms:embrace, adopt
Germane
Starts with g-e
Definition:So great or demanding as not to be satisfied

Synonyms:unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
Insatiable
Starts with i-n
Definition:Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

Synonyms:uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate

Antonyms:lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
Intransigent
Starts with i-n
Definition:Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

Synonyms:malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative

Antonyms:complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
Invidious
Starts with i-n
Definition:Generosity in giving; lacish or bountiful contributors

Synonyms:liberality, munificence, bounty

Antonyms:stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness
Largesse
Starts with l-a
Definition:A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

Synonyms:scouting expedition
Reconnaissance
Starts with r-e
Definition:To establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

Synonyms:verify, confirm, validate, authenticate

Antonyms:refute, disprove, invalidate
Substantiate
Starts with s-u
Definition:Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

Synonyms:tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic

Antonyms:garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
Taciturn
Starts with t-a
Definition:To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, acoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

Synonyms:hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
Temporize
Starts with t-e
Definition:Capable of being held or defended

Synonyms:defensible, justifiable, maintainable

Antonyms:indefensible, unjustifiable
Tenable
Starts with t-e