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ANTAGONIZE
to oppose actively, contend; to provoke the
hostility of
VENERATE(V)
VENERABLE(ADJ)
VENERATOR(N)
to regard with deep respect or reverence;
to honor with a sense of awe, revere
SUBJUGATE
verb
1. put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: repress]
2.make subservient; force to submit or subdue
QUASH
1. quashed, quash·ing, quash·es
To set aside or annul, especially by judicial action.
2. To put down or suppress forcibly and completely: quash a rebellion.
SQUEAMISH
Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted;

SYN - Prissy,Dainty
Fastidious
Giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
SYN - Exacting
EXORBITANT
–adjective
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, esp. in amount or extent; highly excessive: to charge an exorbitant price; exorbitant luxury.
—Synonyms inordinate, outrageous, extreme, extravagant, unreasonable, unconscionable.
—Antonyms fair, reasonable.
RECONCILE
2. to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable: to reconcile hostile persons.
3. to compose or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.).
4. to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent: to reconcile differing statements; to reconcile accounts.
—Synonyms 2. pacify, propitiate, placate. 4. harmonize.
—Antonyms 3. anger.
Denunciation
–noun
1. an act or instance of denouncing; public censure or condemnation.
2. an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal.
3. notice of the termination or the renouncement of an international agreement or part thereof.
4. Archaic. warning of impending evil; threat.
DIDACTIC
adjective
1.intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry.
2.inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
3.teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
—Synonyms 2. pedantic, preachy, donnish, pedagogic.
EMBELLISH
–verb (used with object)
1.to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament;adorn.
2.to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions.
—Synonyms 1. decorate, garnish, bedeck, embroider
DOCILE
–adjective
1.easily managed or handled; tractable: a docile horse.
2.readily trained or taught; teachable.
DISPARATE
–adjective
distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar: disparate ideas.
—Synonyms separate, divergent, incommensurable, unlike.
APATHY
noun, plural -thies.
1.a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
2.an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
3.an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.
—Synonyms 1. disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred. See aversion.
—Antonyms 1. attraction.
INCISIVE
–adjective
1.penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant: an incisive tone of voice.
2.remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute: an incisive method of summarizing the issue.
3.adapted for cutting or piercing.
4.of or pertaining to the incisors: the incisive teeth.
PRESAGE
–noun
2.something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
3.prophetic significance; augury.
4.foresight; prescience.
5.Archaic. a forecast or prediction.
VERB-
7. to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow: The incidents may presage war.
8. to forecast; predict.
EXCERBATE
–verb (used with object), -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
1.to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate.
2.to embitter the feelings of (a person); irritate; exasperate.
—Synonyms 1. intensify, inflame, worsen.
—Antonyms 1. relieve, soothe, alleviate.