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adjourn
(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
SYN: postpone, suspend, discontinue
ANT: open, call to order
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country
(adj.) foreign, strange
SYN: (adj.) exotic, unfamiliar
ANT: native, endemic, familiar
comely
having a pleasing appearance
SYN: good-looking, attractive, bonny
ANT: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
compensate
(v.) to make up for, to repay for services
SYN: pay back, reimburse, recompense
ANT: fail to reward, stiff
dissolute
(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior
SYN: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
ANT: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper
erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistant; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
SYN: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable
ANT: steady, consistent, dependable
expulsion
(n.) the process of driving or forcing out
SYN: ejection, ouster, eviction
ANT: admittance, admission
feint
(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense
(v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
SYN: (n.) trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff
fodder
(n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
SYN: feed provender
fortify
(v.) to strengthen, build up
SYN: reinforce, shore up
ANT: weaken, undermine, sap, impair
illegible
(adj.) difficult or impossible to read
SYN: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled
ANT: readable, decipherable, distince, clear
jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly
(n.) a rude remark of derision
SYN: (v.) laugh at, mock, taunt
ANT: (n.) applause, plaudits, accolades
lucrative
(adj.) bringing in money, profitable
SYN: gainful, moneymaking
ANT: unprofitable, losing, in the red
mediocre
(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished
SYN: run-of-the-mill
ANT: exceptional, outstanding, distinguished
proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
SYN: multiply, mushroom, burgeon
ANT: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off
subjugate
(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
SYN: subdue, vanguish, master
ANT: be conquered, submit, surrender
sully
(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
SYN: pollute, taint, smear
ANT: cleanse, purify, decontaminate
tantalize
(v.) to tease, torment by teasing
SYN: tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water
ANT: satisfy, fulfill, gratify
terse
(adj.) brief and to the point
SYN: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet
ANT: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix
unflinching
(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
SYN: resolute, steadfast, unwavering
ANT: irresolute, wavering, vacillating