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amenable
(e me' ne bel)

(adj) willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible

Synonyms: agreeable, compliant, docile

Antonyms: unresponsive, resistant, recalcitrant
berate
(bi rat')

(v) to scold sharply

Synonyms: chide, rebuke, reprove, reprimand

Antonyms: praise, compliment, pat on the back
carnage
(kar' nej)

(n) large-scale slaughter or loss of life

Synonyms: butchery, bloodbath, massacre
credulous
(krej' e les)

(adj) too ready to believe, easily decieved

Synonyms: gullible

Antonyms: dubious, skeptical
crtierion
(kri tir' e en)

(n) a rule, test; a standard for judgement or evaluation

Synonyms: yardstick, touchstone, gauge, canon
deplete
(di plet')

(v) to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly

Synonyms: exhaust, empty, drain, bankrupt

Antonyms: replenish, refill, restock, resupply
expatiate
(ek spa' she at)

(v) to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely

Synonyms: elaborate, enlarge, descant, wander, roam

Antonyms: sketch roughly, summarize, condense, adumbrate
extraneous
(ek stra' ne es)

(adj) coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant

Synonyms: incidental, extrinsic

Antonyms: intrinsic, relevant, pertinent, germane
inception
(in sep' shen)

(n) the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.

Synonyms: commencement, inauguration, outset

Antonyms: completion, conclusion, termination
infirmity
(in ferm' e te)

(n) a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral)

Synonyms: afflication, malady, defect
jejune
(ji jun')

(adj) lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immatuve, juvenile

Synonyms: vapid, insipid, puerile, childish

Antonyms: stimulating, mature
obdurate
(ab' dyu ret)

(adj) stubborn, unyielding

Synonyms: obstinate, adament

Antonyms: yielding, tractable, flexible
potpourri
(po pu re')

(n) A collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent

Synonyms: hodgepodge, melange, farrago, medley

Antonyms: homogeneous or uniform group
precocious
(pri ko' shes)

(adj) showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)

Synonyms: foward, gifted, advanced

Antonyms: backward, retarded, slow
sadistic
(se dis' tik)

(adj) delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel

Synonyms: brutal, vicious, inhuman, fiendish

Antonyms: masochistic, clement, humane, merciful
sententious
(sen ten' shes)

(adj) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy

Synonyms: aphoristic, epigrammatic, moralistic

Antontms: discursive, diffuse, episodic
supplicate
(sep' le kat)

(v) to beg earnestly and humbly

Synonyms: plead, petition, implore, entreat
surfeit
(ser' fet)

(n) an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; (v) to feed or supply with anything to excess

Synonyms: (n) excess, glut; (v) cloy, satiate

Antonyms: (n) dearth, paucity, lack
tortuous
(tor' chu es)

(adj) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

Synonyms: circuitous, serpentine, labyrinthine

Antonyms: direct, straight, straightfoward
turgid
(ter' jid)

(adj) swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language

Synonyms: inflated, pompous, bombastic, overblown

Antonyms: muted, understated, unadorned, austere