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Advocacy
Support of an Idea or Cause.

The nominee's advocacy of higher taxes may have cost him the election.

Antonym: opposition
Affinity
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship.

Having suffered himself, he felt an affinity for the homeless.

Antonym: repulsion
Alacrity
Prompt and cheerful response.

I accepted his invitation to the prom with alacrity.

Antonym: indolence
Amiable
Friendly, congenial and sociable; civil and urbane.

She was blessed with having such an amiable friend who was almost always good-natured and obliging.

Antonym: <none>
Baseness
The quality of lacking higher
values.

We were shocked at the baseness of the criminal.

Antonym: <none>
Bestial
Brutal, without reason, having the attributes of a savage.

The bestial traits of the man were offensive to refined ladies.

Antonym: civilized
Boisterous
Blatant, Clamerous.

The boisterous child was running through the store screaming and laughing.

Antonym: serene
Bombastic
Using inflated language, pompous.

The politician was bombastic as he railed against big government.

Antonym: meek; humble
Candid
Blunt, sincere honesty.

His candid response to the question surprised us all.

Antonym: reserved
Carnal
Marked by sexuality that is often frank and unrelieved by higher emotions.

The man's carnal actions prompted his dismissal from the social gathering.

Antonym: spiritual
Castigate
To punish or to subdue by punishment; to criticize with drastic severity.

The psychologist suggested that the father might begin to castigate his unruly son for his belligerent behavior.

Antonym: to salute
Circumspect
Careful to consider consequences,
cautious, prudent.

Her circumspect behavior kept her alive during the long and dangerous trip.

Antonym: reckless, careless
Cynical
Given to faultfinding, sneering, and sarcasm.

Some people are so cynical they sneer at everything that would make life worthwile.

Antonym: <none>
Defunct
No longer existing, dead.

The company went bankrupt and is now defunct.

Antonym: existing
Dilatory
Delaying, slow.

The senator is employing the filibuster as a dilatory tactic.

Antonym: proceeding.