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benefit
anything that promotes or enhances well-being
benevolent
kindly, full of good will
benefactor
one who does good by giving financial or other aid
benediction
the act of saying a blessing
benign
harmless
malign
to speak badly of, to slander, defame
malicious
filled with malice or ill will
malevolent
wishing harm to others
malediction
the act of saying evil or a curse
malignant
deadly, very harmful
malingerer
someone who procrastinates or avoids work
supercilious
expressing pride, disdain, and even haughtiness
superficial
a lack of depth, shallow
supersede
to sit above (as in replacing or taking place of)
misnomer
a name that is wrongly or unsuitable applied to a person or object
misconception
a wrong interpretation or misunderstanding of an idea, person, or event
miscreant
an evildoer or scoundrel
placid
to be outwardly calm and composed
placate
to calm the anger of
complacent
to be so calm as to be self-satisfied or smug
implacable
incapable of appeasement and therefore relentless
chronological
arranged in order of occurrence
synchronize
to occur together at the same time, simultaneous
chronicle
a record of events in order of time
chronic
a habit, condition, or disease that continues over a long period of time
anachronism
something that is not happening in its proper time
conspicuous
easy to see
perspective
a point of view
circumspect
to look around
specious
seemingly fair, attractive or true, but actually not so; deceptive
perspicacity
to see through
pugnacious
eager to use one's fists; combative and quick to fight
repugnant
offensive, very distasteful
impugn
to fight against in the sense of questioning, criticizing, or challengin the accuracy or honesty of something
loquacious
talkative
verbose
talkative, wordy
garrulous
talkative, noisy
prattle
talkative, babbling
bombastic
talkative, in the sense of being pompous
succinct
breif and to the point
laconic
breif and to the point
terse
breif and to the point
taciturn
breif and to the point
exculpate
free from blame
exonerate
free from blame
vindicate
free from blame
absolve
free from blame
acquit
free from blame
abhorrent
disgusting, revolting, horrible
appalling
disgusting, revolting, horrible
despicable
disgusting, revolting, horrible
repulsive
disgusting, revolting, horrible
heinous
disgusting, revolting, horrible
apprehension
a fearful or uneasy feeling about the future
foreboding
a fearful or uneasy feeling about the future
premonition
a fearful or uneasy feeling about the future