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affiliated
(adj., part.) associated, connected
SYN.: attached, related, joined
ANT.: dissociated, unconnected
ascertain
(v.) to find out
SYN.: discover, determine, establish
attainment
(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
SYN.: achievement, fulfillment
ANT.: failure, defeat, frustration
bequeath
(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
SYN.: transmit, bestow, hand down
cogent
(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
SYN.: persuasive, compelling
ANT.: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant
converge
(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
SYN.: meet, unite, intersect, merge
ANT.: diverge, separate
disperse
(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
SYN.: break up, dispel
ANT.: collect, congregate, assemble, muster
esteem
(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion judgment
SYN.: (v.) respect, admire, honor, revere
ANT.: (v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt
expunge
(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
SYN.: delete, efface, annihilate
ANT.: insert, mark, imprint, impress
finite
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
SYN.: bounded, measurable
ANT.: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal
invulnerable
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
SYN.: impregnable, imperious, immune
ANT.: exposed, unprotected, defenseless
malevolent
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
SYN.: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
ANT.: compassionate
nonchalant
(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
SYN.: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blasé
ANT.: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
omniscient
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
SYN.: wise, all-knowing
ANT.: ignorant, unknowing
panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
SYN.: universal cure, easy solution
scrupulous
(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details ; having high moral standards; principled
SYN.: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
ANT.: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
skulk
(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
SYN.: lurk, slink, prowl
supercilious
(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
SYN.: lurk, slink, prowl
uncanny
(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
SYN.: eerie, inexplicable, spooky
venial
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable

SYN.: excusable, forgivable
ANT.: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable
altruistic
(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
SYN.: Selfless
ANT.: Selfish, self-centered
assent
(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
SYN.: concur, consent, accede
ANT.: disagree, differ, dissent
benefactor
(n.) one who does good to others
SYN.: gallant, civil, valiant
ANT.: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
chivalrous
(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
SYN.: patron, humanitarian
ANT.: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
clemency
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
SYN.: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
ANT.: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility
dearth
(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
SYN.: insufficiency, want, paucity
ANT.: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
diffident
(adj.) shy,lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
SYN.: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
ANT.: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
discrepancy
(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement
SYN.: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
ANT.: agreement, convergence, consistency
embark
(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
SYN.: commence, launch, begin, board
facile
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
SYN.: effortless, assured, poised, specious
ANT.: labored, awkward, halting
indomitable
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
SYN.: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
ANT.: surrendering, submissive, yielding
infallible
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
SYN.: unerring, certain
ANT.: imperfect
indomitable
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield
SYN.: unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
ANT.: surrendering, submissive, yielding
infallible
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
SYN.: unerring, certain
ANT.: imperfect
plod
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
SYN.: lumber, trudge
ANT.: scamper, skip, prance
pungent
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
SYN.: sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
ANT.: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid
remiss
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
SYN.: negligent, lax, slack
ANT.:scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
repose
(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
SYN.: (v.) sleep; (n.) tranquility, respite
ANT.: (n.) exertion, wakefulness, tumult, bustle, ado
temerity
(n.) rashness, boldness
SYN.: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
ANT.: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
truculent
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
SYN.: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
ANT.: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
unfeigned
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
SYN.: genuine, heartfelt
ANT.: insincere, simulated, phony
virulent
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
SYN.: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
ANT.: innocuous, harmless, benign
accede
(v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
SYN.: consent, concur, comply, assent
ANT.: demur, balk at
brandish
(v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
SYN.: swing, shake
comprise
(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
SYN.: compose, constitute, encompass
ANT.:exclude
deft
(adj.) skillful, nimble
SYN.: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
ANT.: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
destitute
(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; in lacking in
SYN.: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
ANT.: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
explicit
(adj.) definite, clearly stated
SYN.: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
ANT.: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit
extirpate
(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
SYN.: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
ANT.: implant, sow, foster ,nourish
inopportune
(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
SYN.: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
ANT.: timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune
ironic
(adj.) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
SYN.: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
ANT.: straightforward, unequivocal
musty
(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date
SYN.: hackneyed, antiquated
ANT.: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
officous
(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
SYN.: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
ANT.: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
ominous
(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
SYN.: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
ANT.: propitious, auspicious, promising
pinnacle
(n.) a high peak or point
SYN.: apex, acme, summit, apogee
ANT.: nadir, perigee, low point
premeditated
(adj., part.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned
SYN.: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
ANT.: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu
rampant
(adj.) growing without check, running wild
SYN.: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
ANT.: controlled, restrained
solace
(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
SYN.: (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up
ANT.: (v.) vex, aggravate, upset
stately
(adj.) dignified, majestic
SYN.: grand, magnificent, imposing
ANT.: lowly, humble, servile, abject
supple
(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
SYN.: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
ANT.: stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
suppress
(v.) to stop by force, put down
SYN.: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence
ANT.: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
venal
(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
SYN.: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
ANT.: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous