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Definition:
to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
abate
Synonyms:
diminish, decrease, subside, let up
abate
Antonyms:
intensify, inrease, magnify, wax
abate
Definition:
praise or flattery that is excessive
adulation
Synonyms:
adoration, idolization, hero-worship
adulation
Antonyms:
ridicule, derision, scorn, odium
adulation
Definition:
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
anathema
Synonyms:
malediction, imprecation, abomination
anathema
Antonyms:
benediction, blessing
anathema
Definition:
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
astute
Synonyms:
shrewd, acute, sagacious, judicious, wily
astute
Antonyms:
obtuse, doltish, empty-headed, dumb
astute
Definition:
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
avarice
Synonyms:
cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness
avarice
Definition: deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
culpable
Synonyms:
guilty, delinquent, peccant, blameworthy
culpable
Antonyms:
blameless, innocent, laudable, meritorious
culpable
Definition:
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
dilatory
Synonyms:
stalling, slow, tardy, laggard
dilatory
Antonyms:
prompt, punctual, speedy, expiditious
dilatory
Definition:
conspicuous, standing out from the mass in an unfavorable sense
egregious
Synonyms:
glaring, flagrant, blatant
egregious
Antonyms:
unnoticeable, paltry, piddling
egregious
Definition:
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
equivocate
Synonyms:
to talk out of both sides of one's mouth, palter, hedge
equivocate
Antonyms:
to speak one's mind plainly
equivocate
Definition:
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
evanescent
Synonyms:
ephemeral, transient, transitory
evanescent
Antonyms:
everlasting, immortal, imperishable
evanescent
Definition:
unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
irresolute
Synonyms:
indecisive, vacillating, wavering
irresolute
Antonyms:
determined, decisive, unwavering
irresolute
Definition:
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
nebulous
Synonyms:
hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, vague, murky, opaque, indeterminate
nebulous
Antonyms:
definite, distinct, clear, sharply focused
nebulous
Definition:
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
novice
Synonyms:
neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice
novice
Antonyms:
veteran, past master, pro, expert
novice
Definition:
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
penury
Synonyms:
destitution, want, indigence
penury
Antonyms:
affluence, abundance, luxury, opulence
penury
Definition:
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious
pretentious
Synonyms:
inflated, ostentatious, affected
pretentious
Antonyms:
unassuming, unaffected, modest
pretentious
Definition:
to review a series of facts; to sum up
recapitulate
Synonyms:
review, summarize, sum up, go over
recapitulate
Definition:
to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
resuscitate
Synonyms:
revitalize, reanimate, restore, reactivate
resuscitate
Definition:
untidy, dirty, careless
slovenly
Synonyms:
unkempt, slatternly, slipshod, lax
slovenly
Antonyms:
neat, tidy, careful, meticulous
slovenly
Definition:
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
supposition
Synonyms:
assumption, presumption, hypothesis
supposition
Definition:
inactive, sluggish, dull
torpid
Synonyms:
sluggish, lethargic, otiose, languid
torpid
Antonyms:
energetic, dynamic, vigorous
torpid