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abridge
(v.) to make shorter
SYN: shorten, condense, abbreviate
ANT: expand, enlarge, augment
adherent
(n.) a follower, supporter
(adj.) attached, sticking to
SYN: (n.) disciple
ANT: (n.) opponent, adversary, critic, detractor
altercation
(n.) an angry argument
SYN: quarrel, dispute, squabble
ANT: agreement, accord
cherubic
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face, sweet and innocent
SYN: angelic, seraphic, beatific
ANT: impish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish
condone
(v.) to pardon or overlook
SYN: ignore, wink at, turn a blind eye to
ANT: censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
dissent
(v.) to disagree, (n.) disagreement
SYN: (v.) differ, dispute
ANT: (v.) agree, concur, (n.) unanimity, harmony
eminent
(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinuished, projecting
SYN: illustrious, renowned
ANT: obscure, nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
exorcise
(v.) to drive out by magic, to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
SYN: expel, dispel
fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture, to make up, invent
SYN: put together, devise, contrive, concoct
ANT: take apart, undo, destroy, demolish
irate
(adj.) angry
SYN: incensed, infuriated, enraged, livid
ANT: calm, composed, cool, unruffled
marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer
SYN: looter, pirate, freebooter
obesity
(n.) excessive fatness
SYN: serious overweight, extreme corpulence
ANT: emaciation, gauntness, scrawniness
pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person
SYN: destitute person
ANT: millionaire, tycoon
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities
SYN: filch, rob, swipe, purloin
rift
(n.) a split, break, breach
SYN: crack, fissure, gap, cleft
ANT: reconciliation
semblance
(n.) a likeness, an outward appearance, an apparition
SYN: appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade
ANT: dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above
SYN: conquer, triumph over
ANT: be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to
terminate
(v.) to bring to an end
SYN: conclude, finish, discontinue
ANT: begin, commence, initiate
trite
(adj.) commonplace, overused, stale
SYN: banal, hackneyed, corny
ANT: original, novel, fresh, innovative
usurp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
SYN: seize illegally, commandeer, supplant