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allude
(v) to refer to casually or indirectly

syn: suggest, insinuate, hint at, intimate
clairvoyant
(adj) supernaturally perceptive; (n) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

syn: (adj) insightful, discerning, uncanny; (n) visionary
ant: (adj) blind, unseeing, myopic, dense, imperceptive
conclusive
(adj) serving to settle an issue; final

syn: decisive, indisputable, convincing, definitive
ant: unsettled, provisional, indefinite
disreputable
(adj) not respectable, not esteemed

syn: disgraceful, discreditable, shady
ant: honest, aboveboard, respectable, creditable
endemic
(adj) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

syn: indigenous, restricted to
ant: alien, foreign, extraneous
exemplary
(adj) worthy of imitation, commendable, serving as a model

syn: praiseworthy, meritorious, sterling, illustrative
ant: infamous, notorious, scandalous, disreputable
fathom
(v) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n) a measure of depth in water

syn: (v) grasp, comprehend, figure out, plumb
guile
(n) treacherous, cunning, deceit

syn: trickery, duplicity, chicanery
ant: candor, artlessness, naivete, plain dealing
integrity
(n) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness

syn: rectitude, probity
ant: dishonesty, corruption, turpitude
itinerary
(n) a route of trave; a record of travel; guidebook

syn: schedule, program
misconstrue
(v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

syn: misjudge, misinterpret
obnoxious
(adj) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

syn: disagreeable, repugnant, hateful, odious
ant: agreeable, pleasing, engaging, personable
placate
(v) to appease, soothe, pacify

syn: satisfy, mollify, allay, conciliate
ant: vex, irk, provoke, exasperate, annoy
placid
(adj) calm, peaceful

syn: undisturbed, tranquil, quiet, serene
ant: stormy, agitated, turbulent, tempestuous
plagiarism
(n) passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person

syn: piracy, theft
potent
(adj) powerful; highly effective

syn: mighty, formidable, forceful
ant: weak, inept, feckless, powerless, ineffective
pretext
(n) a false reason, deceptive excuse

syn: pretense, cover story, rationale, evasion
protrude
(v) to stick out, thrust forth

syn: project, jut out, bulge
stark
(adj) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv) utterly

syn: (adj) sheer, downright, grim, bleak; (adv) absolutely
ant: (adj) bright, cheerful, embellished, ornate
superficial
(adj) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding what is on the surface, shallow

syn: skin-deep, insubstantial, cursory, slapdash
ant: deep, profound, thorough, exhaustive