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acrimonious
(adj)stinging, bitter in temper or tone
Syn - biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
ANt- gentle, warm, mild, friendly, cordial
bovine
(adj) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish unresponsive
Syn - stolid, dull, slow, stupid
Ant - alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick
consternation
(n) dismay and confussion
Syn - shock, amazement, bewilderment
Ant - calm, composure, aplumb
corpulent
(adj) fact, having a large bulky body
Syn - overweight, heavy, obese
Ant - slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
disavow
(v) to deny responsibility for or connection with
Syn - disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
Ant - acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
dispassionate
(adj) impartial, calm free from emotion
Syn - unbiased, disinterested, detached
Ant - committed, engaged, partial, biased
dissension
(n) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
Syn - strife, discord, contention
Ant - agreement, accord, harmony
dissipate
(v) to cause disappear, to scatter, dispell, to spread foolishly, squandor, to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure.
Syn - dispurse, strew, diffuse, waste
Ant - gather, collect, conserve, husband
expurgate
(v) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text, to cleanse, purify
Syn - purge, sensor, bowdlerize
gauntlet
(n) an armored or protective glove; a challenge two lines of men armed with weapons; to beat a person, forced to run between them, an ordeal
Syn - dare, provacation, trial, punishement
hypothetical
(adj)based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
Syn - assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
Ant - actual, real, tested, substantiated
ignoble
(adj) mean; low based
Syn - inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
Ant - admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
impugn
(v) to call into question; to attack as false
Syn - challenge, deny, dispute,query, question
Ant - confirm, prove, verify, validate
intemperate
(adj) immoderate, lacking in self control; inclimate
Syn - excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
Ant - moderate, restrained, cool,collective
odium
(n) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct.
SYn - abhorrence, opprobrium, shame,ignominy
Ant - esteem, admiration, approbation
perfidy
(n) faithlessness,treachery
Syn - betryal, disloyalty, treason,duplicity
Ant - faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness
relegate
(v) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer,turn over; to banish
SYn - transfer, consign, demote, exile
Ant - promote, elevate, advance, recall
squeamish
(adj) inclined to nausea;easily shocked or upset, excessively fastidious or refined
Syn - nausiated, queasy, delicate,oversensitive, priggish
subservient
(adj) subordinate,incapacity or role, submissively obedient, serving to promote some end
Syn - secondary, servile, ovsequious, useful
Ant - primary, bossy, domineering,
susceptible
(adj) open to; easily influenced, lacking in resistance
Syn - vulnerable, receptive, impressionable,
Ant - resistant, immune