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Pervade
Def: to spread throughout
Pronunciation: (pur VAYD)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: penetrate, infuse
Antonym:


Defame(d)
Def: to libel or slander, to
ruin the good name of
Pronunciation: (di FAYM)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: degrade, discreditAntonym: praise, applaud


Bucolic
Def: charmingly rural; rustic;
country like
Pronunciation: (byoo KAHL ik)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: provincial, pastoral
Antonym: urban, cosmopolitan


Chronic
Def: constant; lasting a long
time
Pronunciation: (KRAHN ik)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: habitual, continual
Antonym: temporary, fleeting


Concurrent
Def: happening at the same
time; parallel
Pronunciation: (kun KUR unt)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: coincide,simultaneous
Antonym: incompatible


Cogent
Def: powerfully convincing
Pronunciation: (KOH junt)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: persuasive, effective
Antonym: dubious, improbable


Extraneous
Def: unnecessary; irrelevant;
extra
Pronunciation: (ik STRAY nee us)
Part of speech: adjective
Synonym:unrelated,nonessentialAntonym: relevant, pertinent


Deride
Def: to ridicule; to laugh at
contemptuously
Pronunciation: (di RYDE)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: mock, scorn, sneerAntonym: admire, esteem,
revere


Edify
Def: to enlighten; to instruct
Pronunciation: (Ed uh fye)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: educate, guide
Antonym: mistify, confuse


Flout
Def: to disregard something
out of disrespect
Pronunciation: (flout)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: insult, mock
Antonym: respect, revere


Infer(red)
Def: to conclude; to deduce
Pronunciation: (in FUR)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: surmise, presume
Antonym:


Onerous
Def: burdensome; oppressive
Pronunciation: (AHN ur us)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: distressing, demanding
Antonym: easy, light, trivial


Implement(ing)
Def: to carry out
Pronunciation: (IM plu ment)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: begin, activate, start
Antonym: reject, abolish


Utopia
Def: an ideal society
Pronunciation: (yoo TOH pee uh)
Part of Speech: noun
Synonym: perfect, heaven
Antonym: hell, hell on earth




Wistful
Def: yearning; sadly; longing
Pronunciation: (WIST ful)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: craving, meloncholy
Antonym: loath, despise


Reciprocal
Def: mutual; shared;
interchangeable
Pronunciation: (ri SIP ruh kul)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: equivalent, common
Antonym: unilateral, one-way


Subversive
Def: corrupting; overthrowing;
undermining
Pronunciation: (sub VUR siv)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: treasonous, insurgent
Antonym: loyalt, allegiance


Bemused
Def: confused; bewildered
Pronunciation: (bi MYOOZD)
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonym: confused, fuzzy
Antonym: perceptive, sharp


Abridge
Def: to shorten; to condense
Pronunciation: (uh BRIJ)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: abbreviate, shorten
Antonym: extend, increase


Abash(ed)
Def: to make ashamed;
to embarrass
Pronunciation: (uh BASH)
Part of Speech: verb
Synonym: bewilder, confused
Antonym:comfort, relaxed