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animated
(adj) full of life, lively, alive
(part)moved to action

syn: energetic, vigorous
ant: dull, lifeless, dead, flat
brood
(n) a family of young animals, especially birds; any group having the same nature and origin
(v)to think over in a worried, unhappy way

syn: (v) ponder, meditate, worry, agonize
culminate
(v) to reach a high point of development; to end, climax

syn: conclude, terminate
ant: begin, initiate, kick off, commence
downright
(adv) thoroughly
(adj) absolute, complete, frank, blunt

syn: (adj) total, out-and-out, unqualified
drone
(n) a loafer, idler; a buzzing or humming sound
(v) to speak in a dull tone of voice

syn: (n) bum, do-nothing
ant: (n)hard worker, workaholic
syn: (v) hum, buzz, purr
goad
(v) to drive or urge on:
(n) something used to drive or urge on

syn: (v) prod, spur on, incite
ant: (v) curb, check, restrain
indulge
(v) to give in to a wish or desire, give oneself up to

Syn: oblige, humor, coddle, pamper
ant: deny, refuse
ingredient
(n) one of the materials in a mixture, recipe, or formula

syn: element, component, constituent, factor
literate
(adj) able to read and write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledge or training

syn: educated, trained
ant: unlettered, unschooled, ignorant
loom
(v) to come into view; to appear in exaggerated form
(n) a machine for weaving

syn: (v) emerge, surface, hover, tower
luster
(n) the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance

Syn: gloss, sheen, shine
Ant: tarnish, dullness
miscellaneous
(adj) mixed, of different kinds

Syn: varied, assorted, motley
Ant: identical, uniform, homogeneous
oration
(n) a public speech for a formal occasion

syn: address, harangue
peevish
(adj) cross, complaining, irritable, contrary

syn: crabby, cranky, testy, stubborn
ant: agreeable, amiable, even-tempered, pleasant
seethe
(v) to boil or foam; to be excited or disturbed

syn: churn, simmer, stew
singe
(v) to burn slightly
(n) a burn at the ends or edges

syn: (v) scorch, char, sear
ant: (v) incinerate
unique
(adj) one of a kind; unequaled; unusual; found only in a given class, place, or situation

syn: unparalleled, distinctive, singular
ant: ordinary, commonplace, run-of-the-mill
upright
(adj) vertical, straight; good, honest
(adv) in a vertical position

syn: (adj) perpendicular, virtuous
ant: (adj) horizontal, prone, dishonest, corrupt
verify
(v) to establish the truth or accuracy of, confirm

syn: prove, validate, substantiate
ant: disprove, refute, discredit
yearn
(v) to have a strong and earnest desire

syn: crave, long for, want