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to assert without proof or confirmation

Syn:claim,contend
Ant:prove,deny
allege
thoroughgoing,out-and-out;shameless,blatant

Syn:egregious,unmitigated
arrant
light and playful conversation

Syn:banter,persiflage,repartee
Ant:sermon
badinage
to overcome the distrust of,win over;to appease,pacify,to reconcile,make consistent

Syn:placate,mollify,propitiate
Ant:antagonize,alienate,estrange
conciliate
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first

Syn:recall,revoke
Ant:raffirm,reassert
countermand
one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity;an organized military unit;a steplike formation or arrangement

Syn:level,rank
echelon
to make more violent,severe,bitter,or painful

Syn:aggravate,intensify,worsen
Ant:alleviate,mitigate,ameliorate
exacerbate
stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way

Syn:silly,vapid,inane,doltish,vacuous
Ant:sensible,intelligent,perceptive,bright
fatuous
impossible to disprove;beyond argument

Syn:indisputable,incontrovertible,undeniable
Ant:disputable,indefensible,untenable
irrefutable
a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
juggernaut
lacking spirit or interest,halfhearted

Syn:listless,indolent,indifferent,lax
Ant:energetic,vigorous,wholehearted
lackadaisical
a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation;any repetitive chant;a long list

Syn:rigmarole,catalog,megillah
litany
grisly,gruesome;horrible,distressing;having death as a subject

Syn:grotesque,grim,ghoulish
macabre
an inadequate quantity,scarcity,dearth

Syn:lack
Ant:abundance,glut,plentitude,deluge
paucity
to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen;to give advance warning of

Syn:bode,foretell,foreshadow,suggest
portend
to tear down,destroy completely;to cut or scrape off or out

Syn:pull down,demolish,shave off
Ant:build,construct,raise,erect
raze
to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been commited,renounce,retract

Syn:repudiate,disavow
Ant:reaffirm,reassert
recant
to soak thoroughly,fill to capacity;to satisfy fully

Syn:permeate,drench,flood,imbue
Ant:drain
saturate
of a gloomy or surly disposition;cold or sluggish in mood

Syn:sullen,morose
Ant:lighthearted,cheerful,vivacious
saturnine
to cast off,discard;to get rid of somethign objectionable or unnecessary;to plod through as if through mud;a mire;a state of depression

Syn:shed,slog
Ant:take one,acquire,assume
slough