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Enervate
Antonyms:activate, animate, empower
TAKE ENERGY AWAY
Teeming
Antonyms:empty, lacking
ABUNDANT, LOT OF LIFE
Enclave
A distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit: ethnic enclaves in a large city.
The Americans lived in an enclave in Italy
Barren
Antonyms:fecund, fertile
INCAPABLE OF PRODUCING OFFSPRINGS
"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground"
Blare
Antonyms: toot
MAKE LOUD NOISE
Whiff
A brief, passing odor carried in the air: a whiff of perfume
Glut
1.To stuff oneself with food. 2.To supply with more than is needed.
There was an absolute glut of desserts on the buffet table
Doggerel
CRUDE IRREGULAR COMIC VERSE
The crowd thinned when the performer launched into his doggerel.
Easel
CABALLETE
para los cuadros
Potboiler
AN ARTISTIC WORK OF POOR QUALITY, PRODUCED QUICLY FOR PROFIT
Querulous
Antonyms: cheerful, easy-going, happy
Given to complaining; peevish.
Desecrate
To violate the sacredness of; profane.
Mollify
To calm in temper or feeling.
To lessen in intensity;To reduce the rigidity of; soften.
Extol
To praise in the highest terms."We extol the restaurant because of its wonderfully delicious desserts"
Pliant
Easily altered or influenced
Beggar
Be beyond the resources of.
A person who lives by asking others for money
Meandering
Definition: rambling
Antonyms: succinct
Definition: winding
Antonyms: straight
Mendacious
Lying; untruthful: a mendacious child
Frugal
CAREFULL WITH MONEY
Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich
Gibber
Unintelligible or foolish talk.
Jabber
Definition: talk incessantly and trivially
Antonyms: be silent
Dawdle
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the way to work.
Uproarious
Causing or accompanied by an uproar: an uproarious New Year's party.
Loud and full; boisterous: uproarious laughter.
Treacherous
Not to be relied on; not trustworthy. Dangerous or deceptive: treacherous waters.
Aghast
Struck by shock, terror, or amazement.
Hillary was aghast at Jason's behavior
Devious
Not straightforward; shifty:I could not follow the workings of his devious mind.
Plethora
A superabundance; an excess, gut I have a plethora of potentially putrid puzzlers.
Dearth
Lacking sufficient supply; a shortage. The campfire waned due to a dearth of available firewood
Spate
A sudden rush or flood:There was a spate of angry letters delivered to the newspaper.
Tawdry
Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance.
Shameful or indecent: tawdry secrets
Sequester
To cause to withdraw into seclusion. To remove or set apart; segregate
Born
hold up, support
Equate
To make equal or equivalent.
To consider, treat, or depict as equal: equates inexperience with youth
Firebrand
person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt.
Backslide
To revert to sin or wrongdoing Definition: degenerate
Antonyms: progress
Maverick
One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group
Hothead
A quick-tempered or impetuous person
zealousness
Passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject
Intemperate
Definition: immoderate
Antonyms: moderate
Fledgling
A young bird that has recently acquired its flight feathers.
A young or inexperienced person.
fleeting
Passing quickly; ephemeral: a fleeting glimpse; a fleeting interest in the campaign
Anathematize
To proclaim an anathema on; curse.
Ascertain
To find out, to be sure of.
Nadine tried to ascertain the hidden meaning of the poem
Aloofness
indifference by personal withdrawal or a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
Protract
To draw out or lengthen in time prolongue: disputants who needlessly protracted the negotiations.
Stump
A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down
Louts
An awkward and stupid person
Prig
A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
Ebb
A period of decline or diminution: “Insistence upon rules of conduct marks the ebb of religious fervor”
Tinder
Readily combustible material, such as dry twigs, used to kindle fires.
Shard
A piece of broken pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig; a potsherd.