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accrue
(v) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

Syn - collect, accumulate, proceed from
Ant - dewindle, decrease, diminish, lessen
annotation
(n) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion

Syn - commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
Ant - peace and quiet, order, tranquility
covert
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept a secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
Syn- undercover, clandestine, sub-rosa
ANt - Open, overt, undisguised
debonair
(adj.) pleasant, curteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
Syn - careful, jaunty, gracious, suave, urbane
Ant - distraught, aditated, boorish, churlish
dun
(v) to demand insistenly, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adk.) dark, dull, drab, dingy

Syn - hound, pester, harass, nag
effacious
(adj) effective, producing results

Syn - effectual, efficient, potent, powerful
Ant - ineffective, worthless, useless
fortuitous
(adj.) accidental, occuring by a happy chance

Syn - unintentional, unplanned, random, lucky
Ant - intentional, deliberate, premeditated
gist
(n.) the essential part, the main point, or essence

Syn - substance, core, nucleus
gratuitous
(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
Syn - voluntary, unjustified, uncalled for
Ant - justified, warranted
equanamity
(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

Syn - tranquility, imperturbability
Ant- excitability, flappability, agitation
imperious
(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate, pressing, compelling

Syn - domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
Ant - fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming
invective
(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative

Syn - vituperation, abuse, diatribe, philippic
Ant (n)-tribute, panegyric, encomium
motley
adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
Syn - (adj)Variegated, heterogenous, diverse; (n) fool
Ant- (adj) uniform, homogenous, monochromatic
munificent
(adj.) extremely generous, lavish

Syn - bounteous, liberal
Ant- stingy, miserly, tightfisted, parsimonious
procrastinate
(v.) to delay, put off until later

Syn - stall, temporize, dillydally
provocative
(v.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
Syn - stimulating, arousing, vexing, gailing
Ant - sull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
recondite
(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

Syn - esoteric, arcane, profound, abstruse
Ant - simple, uncomplicated
reprobate
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprinicipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
Syn -(n)scoundrel, blackguard; (adj) immoral, corrupt
Ant - (n) saint, (adj) upright, virtuous, moral
sedentary
(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
Syn - seated, stationary, static
Ant - active, peripatetic, migratory