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(adj.) unselfish, concerned wtih the welfare of others
altruistic
synonym: selfless
antonym: selfish; self-centered
(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
assent
synonym: (v.) concur, consent, accede
antonym: (v.) disagree, differ, dissent
(n.) one who does good to others
benefactor
synonym: patron, humanitarian
antonym: misanthrope, malefactor
(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
chivalrous
synonym: gallant, civil, valiant
antonym: cruse, uncouth, churlish, loutish
(n.) mercu, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
clemancy
synonym: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
antonym: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility
(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
dearth
synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity
antonym: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confindence; modest; reserved
diffident
synonym: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
antonym: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
(n.) a difference; a lakc of agreement
discrepancy
synonym: disagreement, disvergence, inconsistency
antonym: agreement, convergence, consistency
(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
embark
synonym: commence, launch, begin board
(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
facile
synonym: effortless, assured, poised, specious
antonym: labored, awkward, halting
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
indomintable
synonym: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
antonym: surrendering, submissive, yielding
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
infalliable
synonym; unerring, certain
antonym: imperfect
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
plod
synonym: lumber, trudge
antonym: scamper, skip, prance
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging; biting
pungent
synonym: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
antonym: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
remiss
synonym: negligent, lax, slack
antonym: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
repose
synonym: (v.) sleep; (n.) tranquility, respite
antonym: (n.) exertion, wakefullness, tumult, bustle, ado
(n.) rashness, boldness
temerity
synonym: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
antonym: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, destructive
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
truculent
synonym: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
antonym: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
unfeigned
synonym: genuine, heartfelt
antonym: insincere, simulated, phony
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
virulent
synonym: venomous, moxious, baneful, hateful
antonym: innocuous, harmless, benign
(v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
accede
synonym: consent, concur, comply, assent
antonym: demur, balk at
(v.) to wave or flourish in a a menacing or vigorous fashion
brandish
synonym: swing, shake
(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
comprise
synonym: compose, comstitute, encompass
antonym: exclude
(adj.) skillful, nimble
deft
synonym: decterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
antonym: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
destitute
synonym: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
antonym: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
(adj.) definite, clearly stated
explicit
synonym: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
antonym: vague, anbiguous, implied, implicit
(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
extirpate
synonym: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
antonym: implant, sow, foster, nourish
(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
imopportune
synonym: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
antonym: timely, convient, felicitous, opportune
(adj.) suggesting and incongruity, between, what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
ironic
synonym: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
antonym: straightforward, unequivocal
(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date
musty
synonym: hackeyed, antiquated
antonym: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
officious
synonym: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
antonym: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
ominous
synonym: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
antonym: propitious, auspicious, promising
(n.) a high peak or point
pinnacle
synonym: apex, acme, summit, apogee
antonym: nadir, perigee, low point
(adj. part.) considered beforehand, deliberately, planned
premeditated
synonym: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
antonym: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu
(adj.) growing without check, running wild
rampant
synonym: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
antonym: controlled, restrained
(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
solace
synonym: (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up
antonym: (v.) vex, aggravate, upset
(adj.) dignified, majestic
stately
synonym: grand, magnificent, imposing
antonym: lowly, humble, servile, abject
(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
supple
synonym: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
antonym: stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
(v.) to stop by force, put down
suppress
synonym: subdue, crush stifle, squelch, quash, silence
antonym: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
venal
synonym: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
antonym: honest, incorruptible, scruplous