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aegis
protection; patronage; sponsorship
aegis
syn. auspices
apprise
to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
apprise
syn. acquaint
apprise
syn. notify
bibulous
ant. teetotaling
apprise
ant. withhold information
apprise
ant. keep secret
bibulous
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
bibulous
syn. inebrious
bibulous
alcoholic
bibulous
ant. abstemious
bibulous
ant. temperate
claque
a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
claque
syn. fan club
claque
syn. flatterers
claque
syn. hangers-on
deracinate
to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
deracinate
syn. extirpate
deracinate
syn. eradidcate
deracinate
syn. expunge
deracinate
ant. implant
deracinate
ant. nurture
deracinate
ant. foster
deracinate
ant. instill
eleemosynary
charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity
eleemosynary
syn. philanthropic
eleemosynary
syn. beneficent
eleemosynary
ant. selfish
eleemosynary
ant. self-seeking
eleemosynary
ant. uncharitable
indigenous
originating in th country or region where found, native; inborn; inherent
indigenous
syn. endemic
indigenous
syn. domestic
indigenous
homegrown
indigenous
ant. foreign
indigenous
ant. alien
indigenous
ant. exoteric
indigenous
ant. imported
lachrymose
given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious
lachrymose
SYN. tearful
lachrymose
syn. doleful
lachrymose
syn. dolorous
lachrymose
ant. dry-eyed
lachrymose
ant. cheerful
lachrymose
ant. merry
lachrymose
ant. hilarious
lexicon
a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium.
lexicon
syn. wordbook
lexicon
syn. glossary
melee
a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling
melee
syn. fracas
melee
syn. brawl
melee
syn. scuffle
melee
syn. donnybrook
melee
ant. friendly chat
melee
ant. peace and quiet
microcosm
a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system
microcosm
syn. epitome
microcosm
syn. world in little
microcosm
ant. universe
microcosm
ant. macrocosm
microcosm
ant. cosmos
microcosm
ant. totality
minuscule
very small, tiny; a lowercase letter
minuscule
syn. infinitesimal
minuscule
syn. insignificant
minuscule
ant. huge
minuscule
ant. massive
minuscule
ant. monumental
obfuscate
to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
obfuscate
syn. muddy the waters
obfuscate
ant. clarify
obfuscate
ant. elucidate
obfuscate
ant. explicate
paternalism
the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
paternalism
syn. benevolence
paternalism
syn. solicitude
paternalism
syn. fatherliness
polarize
to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
polarize
syn. split
polarize
syn. divide
polarize
syn. alienate
polarize
syn. estrange
polarize
ant. unite
polarize
ant. unify
polarize
ant. reconcile
purview
the range, extent, or scope of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
purview
syn. jurisdiction
purview
syn. orbit
sanguine
having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
sanguine
syn. flushed
sanguine
syn. rosy
sanguine
ant. bloodless
sanguine
ant. ashen
sanguine
ant. pessimistic
sanguine
ant. gloomy
solecism
a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake
solecism
syn. misusage
solecism
syn. blunder
solecism
syn. faux pas
solecism
ant. correct usage
vassal
a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant; subservient
vassal
syn. menial
vassal
syn. minion
vassal
syn. servile
vassal
ant. overlord
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
verisimilitude
syn. realism
verisimilitude
syn. lifelikeness
verisimilitude
syn. authenticity