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Adjourn
Def: To put off or defer to another day; to close for the day

Syn: postpone;suspend;terminate;defer
Apprehend
Def: To arrest or take into custody
To perceive or understand the meaning of
To look forward to with fear or anxiety

Syn;seize, capture, perceive, grasp, anticipate, fear
Chronic
Def: Continuing over an extended period of time; habitual

Syn: invererate, continual, constant, confirmed, ingrained, recurring

Ant: transitory, sporadic
Denote
To show; to communicate or express meaning by word or sign

Syn: signify, express, indicate, mean, import, purport, convey

Ant: connote, suggest, imply
Elite
Def: A select group regarded as superior, especially socially

Syn: aristocracy

Ant:hoi polloi, rabble, proletariat
Fret
Def: vb To worry; to be cross; to be discontented
Noun- Agitation of mind

Syn: vex, chafe, harass, worry, plague--irritation, torment

Ant: soothe, comfort-- equanimity
Gullible
Def: Easily deceived or imposed on

Syn: credulous, unsuspecting, trusting

Ant: wary, suspicious, doubtful, skeptical, mistrustful
Obscene
Def: Offensive to morals or modesty

Syn: Indecent, lewd, filthy, immodest, foul, impure

Ant: decent, pure, refined, modest
Ramble
Def: To wander about
-To write or speak disconnectedly or chatter
-To grow or spread at random

Syn: rove, stroll, roam, straggle, saunter, gad, meander

Ant: stride, prowl, march, pace
Ramble
Def: To wander about
-To write or speak disconnectedly or chatter
-To grow or spread at random

Syn: rove, stroll, roam, straggle, saunter, gad, meander

Ant: stride, prowl, march, pace
Terrain
Def: Ground or tract of ground; region, territory

Syn: Ground, area, territory, region
Affliction
Def: Great suffering in body and mind

Syn: Sorrow, calamity, tribulation, woe, trial

Ant: pleasure
Aroma
Def: A pleasant smell or fragrance

Syn:scent, odor, perfume, redolence
Benefactor
Def: One who performs a friendly act or confers a benefit upon another

Syn: patron

Ant: malefactor
Cower
Def: To crouch because of fear, shame, timidity, especially in the face of danger

Syn: Quail, cringe, wince, truckle, fawn

Ant: Defy, resist
Haven
Def: A place of shlter or safety; port
Imperial
Def: Pertaining to an emporer or an empire; befitting an emperor

Syn: Sovereign, lordly, domineering, commanding, magnificent

Ant: Common, plebian
Mammouth
Def: A type of extinct elephant; somthing gigantic or massive (noun)
-Extremely large (ADJ)

Syn: mastodon, leviathan--stupendous, immense, vast, huge

Ant: minute, miniature, diminutive, pygmy
Ordeal
Def: A severe test or courage or perseverance

Syn: Trial, suffering, tribulation
Potent
Def: Powerful; producing powerful physical effects (as a drug)

Syn: Cogent, mighty, influential

Ant: effete, weak
Unkempt
Def: Not combed; untidy, crude, not refined

Syn: Untidy, messy, disarranged, slovenly

Ant: Orderly, neat, tidy, arranged
Admonish
Def: To warn, reprove, exhort

Syn: Reprove, reprimand, reproach, warn, cesure

Ant: Praise, laud, commend, extol
Belligerent
Def: Pertaining to or engaging in war; quarrelsome

Syn: warlike, pugnacious, bllicose, martial

Ant: Pacific, conciliatory
Conform
Def: To bring into agreement or harmony with a standard or pattern; to adapt to a shape or mode of conduct

Syn: adapt, adjust, accommodate, agree

Ant: Disagree, rebel
Crucial
Def: Decisive, critical, very important

Syn: Severe, grave
Eminent
Def: Distinguished; of high rank

Syn: Prominent, lofty, distinguished, notable, celebrated, illustrious

Ant: Obscure
Glutton
Def: One who eats to excess or greedily

Syn: Gourmand, fat

Ant: Gourmet, epicure
Inundate
Def: To overflow

Syn: Deluge, flood, overwhelm, swamp

Ant: ebb, recede
Permeate
Def: To pass through the pores; spread throughout the whole of

Syn: Penetrate, saturate, pervade, be diffused
Recluse
Def: A person who shuts himsef apart from the world; shut up

Syn: hermit, anchorite
Symmetrical
Def: Having or showing similarity of form or arrangement on either side of a dividing plane

Syn: Balanced, proportional, uniform, parallel

Ant: Irregular, distorted, unbalanced, awry
Aggression
Def: An unprovoked attack on another's territory or rights

Syn: invasion, intrusion, provocation

Ant: Diffidence
Bleak
Def: Desolate; cheerless

Syn: Forbidding, harsh, cold, sad
Ant: cheerful, warm, cozy
Bliss
Def: Gladness, physical well- being

Syn: contentment, happiness, felicity

Ant: Misery, woe, sorrow
Defunct
Def: Dead; no longer in existence

Syn: Extinct; deceased

Ant: Extant, animate
Elate
Def: To exalt or raise the spirits

Syn: Gladden, rejoice, exhilarate, animate

Ant: Depress, deject, dishearten, dispirit
Garrulous
Def: Given to constant talk about trifling matters

Syn: Loquacious, gabbling, verbose, glib

Ant: Reticent, Laconic, taciturn
Mellow
Def: Mature, ripe, not harsh, tender and full and pure

Syn: Seasoned, experienced

Ant: Coarse, acid, hard
Phobia
Def: An irrational fear of an object; a morbid dread

Syn: Aversion
Replica
Def: An exact copy of an original (art); any copy
Tyrant
Def: A cruel oppressive ruler; anyone who exercises power or authorityin an oppresive manner

Syn: Despot, autocrat, oppressor
Ambiguous
Def: Uncertain in meaning; incapable of being understood in neither of two ways

Syn: Double, mistakable, dubious, indeterminate, equivocal

Ant: Definite, clear, unequivocal, explicit
Blithe
Def: Joyous, especially in mood and disposition

Syn: Jocund, elated, jovial, buoyant, mirthful, jocular

Ant: Depression, despondent, melancholy, pensive, sorrowful
Civil
Def: Polite
-Pertaining to the status and rights of civilian population
-Pertaining to internal affairs
-Characteristic of gov't or a city

Syn: Gracious, cordial, respectful, complaisant, urbane

Ant: Rude, Boorish, brash, ecclesiatic
Dormant
Def: Inactive; temporarily undeveloped; not used

Syn: Latent, torpid, quiescent, inert, passive

Ant: Active, bustlinh, potent, agile
Entice
Def: To lead on or excite by holding out an attraction

Syn:Allure, bait, snare,ensnare, tempt, decoy, inveigle

Ant: Repel, dampen
Homogeneuos
Def: Uniform, composed of similar parts

Syn: Uniform, similar

Ant: Heterogeneous, motley, disvertisfied
Paradox
Def: A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement, which on closer examination proves to be deserving or belief
Rancid
Def: Tasting or smelling like stale or spoiled food.

Syn: Rank

Ant: Fresh, sweet
Sarcasm
Def: A taunting, sneering, cutting remark, usually ironic

Syn: Taunt, irony, derision, comtempt, ridicule, gibe
Vehement
Def: Acting or moving with great force; fervent, intense as in feelings or thoughts

Syn: Violent, fierce, hot, furious, passionate

Ant: Moderate, gentle, mild, tame