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to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

Syn:reduce,alleviate,moderate
Ant:aggravate,exacerbate,intensify
allay
beastlike;beastly,brutal;subhumanin intelligence and sensibility.

Syn:animal,depraved,loathsome
Ant:human,humane,clement,virtuous,upright
bestial
festive,sociable,having fun together,genial

Syn:fun-loving,jovial,merry
Ant:dour,grim,sullen,unsociable
convivial
a circle of acquaintances;a close knit,often exclusive,group of people with a common interest.

Syn:clique,set
coterie
a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another;a complement.

Syn:match
counterpart
to object or take excpetion to;an objection.

Syn:protest,object to
Ant:assent to,consent to,accept,agree to
demur
shameless boldness;impudence

Syn:gall,chutzpah,nerve,impertinence,cheek
Ant:shyness,diffidence,timidity
effrontery
to decorate,adorn,touch up;to improve by adding details
Syn:ornament,garnish
Ant:strip,mar,disfigure
embellish
lasting only a short time,short-lived

Syn:fleeting,transient,evanescnt,transitory
Ant:durable,long-lasting,permanent,perpetual
ephemeral
appropriate,apt,well chosen;marked by well-being or good forune,happy

Syn:fortunate,well-put
Ant:inappropriate,inept,graceless,unhappy
felicitous
done slyly or stealthily,sneaky,secret,shifty;stolen

Syn:clandestine,covert,surreptitious
Ant:forthright,aboveboard,open
Ant:
furtive
glaring;tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or ofensive way

Syn:gaudy,flashy,tawdry
Ant:subdued,muted,understated,quiet
garish
misleading,diceptive;lacking in or not based on reality

Syn:specious,spurious,fanciful,imaginary
Ant:actual,real,factual,objective
illusory
needy,impoverished

Syn:penniless,poverty-stricken,destitute
Ant:wealthy,affluent,prosperous
indigent
far too great,exceeding reasonable limits,excessive

Syn:exorbitant,extravagant
Ant:moderate,reasonable,equitable
inordinate
to cast overboard,get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

Syn:cast off,discard,dump,junk,abandon
Ant:conserve,retain,hold on to,keep
jettison
a person who hates or despise people

Syn:people-hater
misanthrope
very persistent;holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs;hard to get rid of,refusing to be put put off or denied

Syn:stubborn,dogged,determined
pertinacious
a little value or importance,paltry,measly;concerned with trifling matters,small-minded

Syn:inconsequential,piddling,trifling
Ant:important,significant,huge,gigantic
picayune
clothing,garments

Syn:apparel,attire
raiment