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spurious
fake; counterfeit
ficitious, dubious, fabricated
guile
trickery; deceit
cleverness, cunning, duplicity
beguile
to deceive with charm
charm, entrance, captivate
strategem
a deceitful scheme
ploy, gimmick, ruse, subterfuge
surreptitious
deceptive; sneaky
covert, furtive, stealthy
clandestine
secret; hidden
stealthy, surreptitious, covert
stealth
sneakiness; ability to avoid detection
furtiveness, covertness
duplicity
deceit; hypocritical deception
chicanery, improbity
specious
false, but plausible
ostensible, sophistic
pseudonym
pen name
alias, anonym
fallacious
deceptive; false
delusroy, erroneus
rapacious
greedy; ravenous
ravenous, covetous
transient
fleeting; short-lived
ephemeral, evanescent, deciduous, transitory
ephemeral
short-lived
transient, evanescent, fleeting
sporadic
irregular or unpredictable; infrequent
intermittent, episodic, mercurial
capricious
whimsical; impulsive
fickle, volatile, mercurial, erratic
evanescent
likely to vanish
transient, ephemeral, transitory
extemporaneous
done with little or no practice
impromptu
anachronism
something out of place in time
archaism, incongruity, asynchronism
transitory
lasting for a short time
transient, fleeting
expedite
to speed up
hasten
influx
a flowing in
superfluous
beyond waht is necessary or sufficient
contemporaneous
existing or occurring at about the same time
interminable
never ending
incessant, unremitting
protracted
prolonged; extended in time
drawn out
censure
official condemnation; harsh criticism
castigation, derision, rebuke
calumny
slander; false accusation
libel, denigration, defamation
diatribe
malicious criticism or abuse
castigation, derision, harangue
caustic
corrosive; sarcastic
abrasive, acrimonious
repudiate
to cast off publicly
disavow, abjure, forswear
derogatory
disparaging; belittling
pejorative, derisive, disparaging
admonish
to reprimand mildly
rebuke, reprove
disparage
to belittle; to demean
deprecate, discredit
impugn
to attack as untrue; to refute by argument
malediction
a curse
anathema, execration
denigrate
to attack the character of; to disparage
slander, decry
harangue
a long, critical, and pompous speech
diatribe, discourse
pejorative
tending
disparaging
slander
comments that injure another's reputation
sanctimonious
falsely pious or self-righteous
holier-than-thou, self,righteous, unctuous
sacrosanct
profoundly sacred
inviolable, consecrated, divine, revered
sanctuary
a place of refuge; a sacred place
shrine, asylum
sacrilegious
grossly irreverent; disrespectful of something sacred
blasphemous, desecrating, impious
revere
to regard with honor and devotion
venerate, idolize, esteem
pious
showing religious reverence
devout, reverential
deference
respect for the wishes of others
courtesy, reverence
sacrament
a formal religious act or oath
rite, liturgy
venerable
worthy of respect
revered, honorable
venerate
to regard with reverence or respect
revere, extol
consecrate
to declare to be holy
venerate, bless
talisman
an object with magical powers
charm, amulet
lionize
to treat as a celebrity
glorify, exalt, panegyrize, apotheosize, deify
formidable
awesome; hard to overcome; dreadful
indomitable, redoubtable
potent
strong and effective
efficacious, forceful
bulwark
a strong defense
bastion, redoubt, rampart
indomitable
unable to be conquered
impregnable, invincible
redoubtable
arousing fear; formidable; awesome
formidable, intimidating
robust
full of vigor
brawny, athletic, potent
impervious
incapable of being penetrated or affected
impenetrable, impregnable
efficacious
capable of producing a desired effect
proficient
stalwart
physically or morally strong person; strong supporter
mainstay, partisan
impotent
lacking strength or power
enervated, effete
predominant
most important
parmount, preeminent
impregnable
unable to be entered by force
impenetrable, invincible, indomitable
brawn
muscular strength
robustness, vigor
bastion
stronghold, fortress
bulwark
coalesce
to blend or fuse together
amalgamte, consolidate, fuse
anthology
a collection of works
compilation
convoke
to call together
assemble, summon
synchronize
to arrange events to occur simultaneously
coordinate
synthesis
a fusion; a bringing together
amalgam, composite, fusion
eclectic
made up of parts from many different sources
multifaceted, multifarious, manifold, diverse, synthesized
yoke
to join different things
couple
amalgam
a combination of different substances into one mass
composite, hybrid
amass
to gather, to pile up
stockpile, accrue
invoke
to call on for help or inspiration
compatible
capable of living together harmoniously
contemporary
living or occurring during the same time period
predilection
disposition in favor of something
inclination, bent, proclivity, propensity
ruthless
cruel; merciless
brutal, callous
contempt
scorn; disrespect
disdain, scorn
callous
hardened; insensitive
insensitive, dispassionate
sadistic
taking pleasure in the pain of others
barbarous, savage, ruthless
supercilious
full of haughty arrogance
haughty, cavalier
idiosyncracy
a peculiar trait or habit
quirk, affectation, eccentricity, singularity
anomaly
unusual event
aberration, irregularity
incongruous
inappropriate; not in keeping with a pattern
fetter
to tie up; to chain
shackle, hamper
notorious
famous for bad things
infamous, disreputable
decry
to speak out against
vilify, condemn
vilify
to slander; to defame
denigrate, malign, libel, calumniate
heinous
cruel and unusual
atrocious, monstrous
revile
to denounce abusively