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acquit
(v) to declare not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself.
Syn: exonerate, dismiss Ant: convict, declare guilty
deem
(v) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion.
Syn: judge, regard
devastate
(v) to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins
Syn: wreck, desolate
Ant: develop, improve
discredit
(v) to throw doubt upon, cause to be distrusted; to damage in reputation; (n) a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation
Syn: (v) disparage
Ant: (v) confirm, corroborate, bolster
elusive
(adj) difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand
Syn: slippery, wily, fleeting, puzzling, baffling
generate
(v) to bring into existence; to be the cause of
Syn: create, produce, beget, cause
Ant: end, terminate, extinguish, stifle
idolize
(v) to worship as an idol, make an idol; to love very much
Syn: adore, revere
Ant: despise, scorn, disdain, detest
ingratitude
(n) lack of enthusiasm
Syn: thanklessness, ungratefulness
Ant: thankfulness, gratefulness, recognition
keepsake
(n) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir
Syn: reminder, memento
mortal
(n) a being that must eventually die; (adj) of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable
Syn: (n) human (adj) fleeting, extreme
Ant: a god; (adj) undying, everlasting, eternal, divine
ovation
(n) enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applause
Syn: cheers, bravos, hurrahs
Ant: boos, jeers
petty
(adj) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor
Syn: insignificant, piddling
Ant: important, major, significant, weighty
plight
(n) a sorry condition or state; (v) to pledge, promise solemnly
repent
(v) to feel sorry for what one has done or failed to do
Syn: regret
Ant: rejoice over
revocation
(n) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation
Syn: repeal, withdrawal
Ant: ratification, confirmation
reverie
(n) a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought
Syn: fantasy, meditation
scan
(v) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem; (n) an examination
Syn: (v) study, glance, skim (v,n) survey
strand
(n) a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; (v) to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position
strife
(n) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle
Syn: conflict, discord, turmoil
Ant: peace, calm, harmony, agreement
topple
(v) to fall backward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of
Syn: unseat, upset, tumble
Ant: remain, upright, establish, set up