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Definition: (adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
austere
a______
Synonyms: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
austere
a______
Antonyms: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
austere
a______
Definition: (adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
beneficent
b_________
Synonyms: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
beneficent
b_________
Antonyms: selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
beneficent
b_________
Definition: (adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
cadaverous
c_________
Synonyms: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
cadaverous
c_________
Antonyms: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
cadaverous
c_________
Definition: (v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
concoct
c______
Synonyms: create, fashion, rustle up
concoct
c______
Definition: (adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
crass
c____
Synonyms: crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
crass
c____
Antonyms: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
crass
c____
Definition: (v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
debase
d_____
Synonyms: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
debase
d_____
Antonyms: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
debase
d_____
Definition: to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
desecrate
d________
Synonyms: profane, defile, violate
desecrate
d________
Antonyms: revere, honor, venerate, consecrate
desecrate
d________
Definition: to confuse; to disturb the composure of
disconcert
d________
Synonyms: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
disconcert
d________
Antonyms: relax, calm, put at ease
disconcert
d________
Definition: grandin an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
grandiose
g________
Synonyms: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
grandiose
g________
Antonyms: simple, modest, unaffected, humble
grandiose
g________
Definition: trifling, unimportant
inconsequential
i______________
Synonyms: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
inconsequential
i______________
Antonyms: important, essential, crucial, vital
inconsequential
i______________
Definition: a breaking of a law or obligation
infraction
i_________
Synonyms: violation, transgression, breach, offense
infraction
i_________
Definition: to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
mitigate
Synonyms: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
mitigate
Antonyms: aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
mitigate
Definition: to rob of goods by open force, plunder; the act of looting; booty
pillage
Synonyms: ravage, sack, loot; booty
pillage
Definition: to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
prate
Synonyms: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver
prate
Antonyms: come to the point, not waste words
prate
Definition: very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
punctilious
Synonyms: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
punctilious
Antonyms: careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
punctilious
Definition: inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
redoubtable
Synonyms: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
redoubtable
Antonyms: laughable, risible, contemptible
redoubtable
Definition: to find fault with, scold, rebuke
reprove
Synonyms: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
reprove
Antonyms: praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
reprove
Definition: the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
restitution
Synonyms: compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
restitution
Definition: strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
stalwart
Synonyms: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; mainstay
stalwart
Antonyms: weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
stalwart
Definition: open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
vulnerable
Synonyms: defeseless, exposed, unguarded
vulnerable
Antonyms: invincible, protected, safe, secure
vulnerable