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Pragmatic
Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; synonym- practical.
antonym- idealistic
Rigor
harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgment
synonym- severity.
antonym- flexibility.
Conspicuous
easily or clearly visible
synonym- obvious.
antonym- unremarkable.
Ascetic
practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
synonym- abstinent
antonym- hedonistic
dogmatic
characterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were facts
synonym- rigid
antonym- flexible.
disparage
to lower in rank or reputation
synonym- belittle
antonym- praise
ephemeral
lasting one day only
synonym- short-lived
antonym- lasting.
prosiac
characteristic of prose as distinguished from poetry
synonym- plain
antonym- extraordinary.
profuse
occurring or appearing in large amounts
synonym- abundant
antonym- scanty.
expedient
appropriate, advisable, or useful in a situation that requires action
synonym- practical
antonym- inappropriate
fastidious
concerned that even the smallest details should be just right
synonym- demanding
antonym- easygoing.
belligerent
hostile, ready to start a fight, or ready to go to war
synonym- aggressive
antonym- easygoing.
astute
clever and perceptive
synonym- wise
antonym- stupid.
censure
disapproval, severe criticism.
synonym- criticism
antonym- approval.
mitigate
to make an offense or crime less serious or more excusable
synonym- alleviate
antonym- aggravate.
reprehensible
highly unacceptable and deserving censure
synonym- shameful
antonym- praiseworthy.
engender
to arise or come into existence, or cause something to do so
synonym- produce
antonym- destroy.
relegate
to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition
synonym- demote
antonym- promote.
anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical.
synonym- fairy tale
antonym- nonfiction.