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Indigenous
Definition: native, orginating in a place (adj)
synonyms: innote, congenital, inborn, inherit
Antonyms: acquire, unnatural
Subjective
Definition: relating to the mind as the subject of experience (adj)
Synonyms: n/a
Antonyms: objective
Paradox
Definition: seeming contradiction or an actual contradiction (n)
Synonyms: contradiction
Antonyms: n/a
Anomalous
Definition: irregular, unusual (adj)
Synonyms: abnormal
Antonyms: normal
Viscous
Definition: having a thick consistency, gelatinous (adj)
Synonyms: viscid
Antonyms: n/a
Ephemeral
Definition: fleeting, of short life or duration
Synonyms: momentary
Antonyms: enduring
Corroborate
Definition: to confirm, to make certain
Synonyms: confirm, substinate
Antonyms: contradict
Implicit
Definition: implied, tactily understood (adj)
Synonyms: understood, hidden
Lucid
Definition: clear, understandable
Synonyms: clear
Antonyms: blury, unclear
Prodigal
Definition: foolishly generous, not thrifty (adj)
Synonyms: n/a
Antonyms: thrifty
Feign
Definition: to pretend
Synonyms: fake, pretend,
Antonyms: real
Specious
Definition: having the deceptive look of truth (adj)
Synonyms: false, hollow, phony
Antonyms: n/a
Arbitrary
Definition: random, capricious, impartial
Synonyms: random, illogical
Antonyms: n/a
Interpid
Definition: blod, fearless
Synonyms: bold, fearless
Antonyms: fear
Antagonism
Definition: hostility, enmity
Synonyms: rivalry, opposition
Antonyms: cooperation
Antipahty
Definition: strong feeling against, dislike for
Synonyms: opposition, aversion
Antonyms: n/a
Dogma
Definition: firmly held belief
Synonyms: creed, doctorine
Antonyms: n/a
Pertinent
Definition: clearly relevant
Synonyms: n/a
Antonyms: n/a
Variance
Definition: difference, disagreement
Synonyms: difference, disagreement
Antonyms: similar, agreements
Incompatible
Definition: not well matched, unsuited
Synonyms: unsuited, unmatched
Antonyms: matched, suited for
Isolate
Definition: to seperate and make along or single
Synonyms: seperate, segregate
Antonyms: conjoin, unite
Sever
Definition: to cut off completely
eccentric
Definition: unusual, strange (adj)
Synonyms: codger, crank
Antonyms: conformer, follower
redundant
Definition: repetitive, and thus unnecessary (adj)
Synonyms: surplus, unnecessary
Antonyms: scarce
precursor
Definition: a necessary predecessor
Synonyms: forrunner, originiator
Antonyms: successor
defer
Definition: to postpone, or to submit to another (v)
Synonyms: adjourn, suspend
Antonyms: bring forward
catalyst
Definition: a thing that sets another in motion or causes change (n)
Synonyms: means, method
Antonyms: n/a
disarm
Definition: to deprive of weapons,or to win over, ingratiate (v)
Synonyms: deactivate, neutrilize
Antonyms: to arm,
prone
Definition: inclined, or the position of lying face down (adj)
Synonyms: flat, level
Antonyms: standing
profound
Definition: deep, thoughtful (adj)
Synonyms: deep, thoughtful
Antonyms: surfaced
torque
Definition: rotational force, twist (n)
Synonyms: n/a
Antonyms: n/a
Digress
Definition: to move away from (v)
Synonyms: deviate, wander
Antonyms: n/a
diverge
Definition: to go apart in different directions (v)
Synonyms: move apart, seperate
Antonyms: bring together, converge
tangential
Definition: peripheral, not on the subject at hand (adj)
Synonyms: lateral, divergent
tacit
Definition: unspoken yet understood (adj)
Synonyms: unspoken, implicit
Antonyms: explicit
whimsy
Definition: caprice, a playful thing
Synonyms: fancy, desire
Anotonyms: reality
abstract
Definition: theoretical(adj), or to summerize (v), or a summary (n)
Synonyms: precis, condense
Antonyms: figurative
inherent
Definition: in the essential nature of a thing (adj)
Synonyms: intrinsic, innate
Antonyms: n/a
dubious
Definition: doubtful, questionable (adj)
Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain
Antonyms: certain
pourous
Definition: having pores, having minute holes
plummet
Definition: to fall suddenly
circumlocution
Definition: excessive speaking, wordliness
perturb
Definition: to disquiet, upset
opaque
Definition: not transparent, not letting light through
impenetrable
Definition: unable to be penetrated, pierced
desiccate
Definition: to dry out, dehydrate
phenomenon
Definition: an occurrence
fallacy
Definition: a logical flaw, mistake (n)
Synonyms: myth
Antonyms: n/a
demur
Definition: to hesitate
Synonyms: protest, hesitate
Antonyms: to be firm
assert
Definition: to state without need of proof
refute
Definition: to disprove, to argue against
inquisitive
Definition: curious, seeking knowledge
Synonyms: curious
Antonyms: shy
mundane
Definition: everyday, pedestrian
Synonyms: daily
coherent
Definition: intelligible, consistent
Synoyms: consistent
equivocal
Definition: wavering, vacillating
Synonyms: vacillitate
harangue
Definition: long, complaining speech
Synoyms: lecture
Jargon
Definition: specialized vocabulary
Succinct
concise stating few words
diffuse
to spready thinly, or scattered
articulate
well spoken, intelligible, or to speak clearly and distincly
garrulous
extremly talkative
orate
to make a speech esp. pompously
laconic
of few words, reticent
obscure
to hide or hidden, vague, not easily understood
chicanery
flim flam, trickery
furtive
secret, sneaky
volatile
unstable, likely to explode or vaporize
extemporize
to speak spontaneoulsy
zealot
one who has great enthusiasm, esp. for a cause
espouse
to take to oneself, to adopt a belief
provocative
tending to stimulate
superflousou
excess, extra
expend
to use up
paragon
Definition: an ideal, a perfect model
nullify
Definition: negate, make invalid
consummate
Definition: complete, accomplish (v); or perfect, to a high degree
arduous
Definition: difficult, strenuous
felicity
Definition: happiness, pleasantness
prodigy
Definition: very talented child
guile
Definition: cunning, trickery
ingenious
Definition: extremely clever, original
imperative
Definition: necessary, immediately important
constrain
Definition: restrict, confine
suppress
Definition: keep secret, contain, inhibit
capitulate
Definition: give in, surrender
obsequious
Definition: sycophantic, fawning
placate
Definition: please, pacify
affluent
Definition: wealthy
zeal
Definition: fanaticaly enthusiasm
inhibit
Definition: restrain, forbid
plasticity
Definition: malleability, strtchiness
cynic
Definition: one who has an attidtude of contempt, distrust
bolster
Definition: support
resolute
Definition: determined, faithful
connoisseur
Definition: one who appreciates fine things
decorous
Definition: in good taste, very proper
euphemism
Definition: mild word or phrase substituted for an offensive one
pedantic
Definition: overly scholarly
bombast
Definition: pompous speech
jeer
Definition: to taunt, deride
disingenuous
Definition: seemingly honest while not being so
propriety
Definition: appropriateness, social acceptability
heretic
Definition: one who holds unorthodox or unapproved beliefs
authentic
Definition: genuine, trustworthy
eradicate
Definition: to eliminate completely
gist
Definition: general meaning, essence
objective
Definition: empirically provable, existing independently
affiliation
Definition: connnection, association
apposite
Definition: relevant, to the point
antithesis
Definition: direct opposite
heterogeneous
Definition: mixed, made up of unlike elements
stereotype
Definition: a generalized judgment of a group
paradigm
Definition: model, theoretical framework
precedent
Definition: earlier example setting a rule
conform
Definition: to adapt or be compliant with
correspond
Definition: to match, to conform, to parallel
dissent
Definition: to disagree
nuance
Definition: slight distinction, shade of difference
negligible
Definition: insignificant, not to be considered
trivial
Definition: minor, not important
subordinate
Definition: depending on, subservient to
depletion
Definition: lessening
alloy
Definition: a mixture, esp. of metal
eclectic
Definition: having varying elements
convoluted
Definition: intricate, coiled, twisted
inextricable
Definition: not able to be untangled
labyrinth
Definition: maze
multifarious
Definition: diverse, or great variety
consolidate
Definition: to join together, merge
component
Definition: essential element, part
shard
Definition: fragment esp. of glass or poverty
comprehensive
Definition: all-inclusive
pervasive
Definition: throughout, in every part
plethora
Definition: multiplicity, excessive amount
fracas
Definition: riot, fight
gratuitous
Definition: uncalled for, not warranted
pandemonium
Definition: noisy chaos, bedlam
sporadic
Definition: occasional, infrequent
prologue
Definition: introductory passage
incipient
Definition: beginning, budding
definitive
Definition: authoritative
nexus
connection, center
sequential
Definition: in order, arranged serially
conflate
Definition: to blend together esp. a text
quorum
Definition: number of members of a governing body necessary in order to proceed
troupe
Definition: group of performers
intrinsic
Definition: of the essential nature of a thing
orthodox
Definition: adhering to a strict set of beliefs
maverick
Definition: intrepid person
aberrant
Definition: deviating from the norm
enumerate
Definition: to count
fusion
Definition: merging of diverse parts into a whole
dichotomy
Definition: separation into two parts
anarchronism
Definition: a thing or person out of place in time
fledgling
Definition: young, inexpirenced
exigent
Definition: needing swift action
inopportune
Definition: not timely, inappropriate
alacrity
Definition: promptness, eagerness
adjourn
Definition: to suspend, as a meeting
prevalent
Definition: common, frequent
labile
Definition: unstable, open to change
equilibrium
Definition: state of balance
riveting
Definition: commanding full attention, fascinating
cessation
Definition: stoppage, ceasing
relinquish
Definition: to let go, give up
renegade
Definition: an outlaw, one who is unconventional
supersede
Definition: to supplant
reciprocate
Definition: to gie and take, to return, to pay back
crusade
Definition: a zealous campaign for a cause
seminal
Definition: original, or relation to seeds or semen
endow
Definition: to grant as a gift
nugatory
Definition: negligible, having no effect
unassailable
Definition: not questionable, not doubtable
flaccid
Definition: limp, drooping
dynamic
Definition: in motion