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Acclaim
Praise, approval; to salute; to hail
Antonym: to slander; to ridicule; to defame
archaic
antiquated, old, out of use
synonym: ancient, antique
antonym: contemporary; modern
ardor
warmth or heat of emotion; extreme force, vigor, or energy
synonym: passion, intensity, zeal
antonym: lack of enthusiasm
artful
skillful, clever, tricky
s: crafty, cunning
a: guileless
ascendancy
domination; growing power
a: decline
augury
an omen or prophecy
begrudge
to give reluctantly
a: to give willingly
beguile
to deceive, to mislead
a: to enlighten
s: delude
bestow
to grant or to give
a: to deprive
blandishment
flattery
brazen
shameless, disrespectful
a: reserved; mild
bulwark
a strong defense
a: weakness
chaste
morally pure
s: pure, modest
a: immoral
circumspect
careful to consider consequences, cautious
a: reckless; careless
s: wary, chary
communal
pertaining to a group or community
a: individual
compliance
a yielding; acquiescence- a submission without protest
a: rebellion
conciliate
to pacify; to renew a friendship
a: to estrange
s: appease, mollify
conspicuous
obvious, noticable
a: veiled; hidden
s: prominent, remarkable
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
a: respect
s: despicableness
covert
secret
a: open
s: stealthy, furtive
demur
to hesitate, to delay
a: to proceed, to agree
dissemble
to disguise, to pretend
a: to reveal
divination
foretelling the future by means of magic
elucidate
to explain
a: to confuse
s: explicate
endow
to provide with income or property, to supply with a talent or quality
ennoble
to elevate, to raise in rank
a: to defame
enthralling
captivating; spellbinding
a: boring
ethereal
heavenly, light, lacking material substance, unusually delicate
a: earthly; mundane
flourish
to thrive, to grow well
a: to wither
formidable
menacing, causing fear or awe
a: harmless
forsake
to quit or to leave entirely; to depart or to withdraw from
s: leave, desert, abandon
fortuitous
something good that unusually happens
a: predetermined
furrow
to make wrinkles or grooves
a: to make plain
gambol
to playfully skip or leap
a: to trudge
gilded
covered with gold or a golden color; having a background of wealth
s: prosperous, ornate
gravity
seriousness, importance
a: unimportance
s: earnestness, sedateness,
greivous
characterized by severe suffering or sorrow
a: minor
grisly
ghastly, inspiring fear
a: attractive
s: gruesome, lurid, macabre
guile
deceitfulness, duplicity
a: openness; candor
harbor
to give shelter or refuge
a: to turn away
haughty
arrogant, excessively proud and vain
a: humble
s: disdainful, high-handed
hearten
to encourage
a: dismay