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Askance
adv. with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
Syn-distrustfully, suspiciously, skeptically
Attenuate
v. to make thin or slender, to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value
Syn-thin out, dilute, water down
Ant-thicken, strengthen, bolster
Benign
adj. gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable effect
Syn-benevolent, salutary, harmless
Ant-malevolent, deleterious
Cavil
v. to find fault in a petty way, carp
n. a trivial objection or criticism
Syn-v. nitpick, quibble
Charlatan
n. one who feigns knowledge or ability, imposter, quack, pretender
Syn-fraud, mountebank
Decimate
v. to kill or destroy a large part of
Syn-ravage, devastate
Foible
n. a weak point, failing, minor flaw
Syn-shortcoming, defect, quirk
Ant-forte, virtue
Forgo
v. to do without, abstain from, give up
Syn-refrain from, renounce
Ant-indulge in, partake of
Fraught
adj. full of or loaded with; accompanied by
Syn-charged with
Ant-devoid of, lacking, deficient in
Inure
v. to toughen, harden, to render used to something by long exposure
Syn-accustom, acclimate
Luminous
adj. emitting or reflecting light, glowing, illuminating
Syn- radiant, bright, refulgent, lustrous
Ant-dark, opaque, dim, murky
Obsequious
adj. marked by slavish attentiveness
Syn-fawning, servile, mealymouthed
Ant-assertive, overbearing, candid, frank, independent
Obtuse
adj. blunt, not coming to a point, slow or dull in understanding
Syn-stupid, dumb, thick, mild
Ant-acute, perceptive, quick-witted
Oscillate
v. to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm, to waver
Syn-vibrate, vacillate
Penitent
adj. regretful for one's sins or mistakes
n. one who is sorry for wrongdoing
Syn-adj. remorseful, regretful, sorry
Ant-adj. unrepentant, remorseless
Peremptory
adj. having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial or refusal
Syn- high-handed, unconditional
Ant- irresolute, tentative, mild, unassuming
Rebuff
v. to snub, to repel, drive away
n. to curt rejection, a check
Syn- sprun, repulse, reject, setback
Ant- accept, welcome
Reconnoiter
v. to engage in reconnaissance(expection)
Syn- scout
Shambles
n. a slaughterhouse, mess
Sporadic
adj. occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order
Syn- intermittent, spasmodic
Ant- constant, steady, continuous