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ABATE
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
EBB, LAPSE, LET UP, MODERATE, RELENT, SLACKEN, SUBSIDE, WANE
Abscond
to leave secretly
FLEE, DECAMP, ESCAPE
ABSTAIN
Chose not to do something
FORBEAR, REFRAIN, WITHOLD
ABYSS
an extremely deep hole
CHASM, VOID
ADULTERATE
to make impure
DOCTOR
ADVOCATE
speak in favor of
Back, Champion, Support
AESTHETIC
concerning the appreciation of
ARTISIC, TASTEFUL
AGGRANDIZE
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
AMPLIFY, APOTHEOSIZE, AUGMENT, DIGNIFY, ELEVATE, ENLARGE, ENNOBLE, EXALT, GLORIFY, MAGNIFY, SWELL, UPLIFT, WAX
ALLEVIATE
to make more bearable
ALLAY, ASSUAGE, COMFORT, EASE, LESSEN, LIGHTEN, MITIGATE, PALLIATE, RELIEVE
AMALGAM
a mixture, especially of two metals
ADMIX, BLEND, COMBINE, COMMINGLE, COMMIX, COMPOUND, FUSE, INTERMINGLE, INTERMIX, MERGE, MINGLE, MIX
AMBIGUOUS
doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
CLOUDY, DOUBTFUL, DUBIOUS, EQUIVOCAL, NEBULOUS, INDETERMINATE, OBSCURE, UNCLEAR, VAGUE
AMELIORATE
to make better; improve
AMEND, BETTER, IMPROVE, PACIFY, UPGRADE
ANACHRONISM
something out of place in time
ARCHAISM, INCONGRUITY
ANALOGOUS
similar or alike
ALIKE, COMPARABLE, CORRESPONDING, EQUIVALENT, HOMOGENEOUS, PARALLEL
ANTAGONIZE
to annoy or prove to anger
CLASH, CONFLICT, INCITE, IRRITATe, OPPOSE, PESTER, PROVOKE, VEX
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
ANIMOSITY, ANIMUS, ANTAGONISM, AVERSION, ENMITY, HOSTILITY, REPELLENCE
APATHY
lack of interest or emotion
COOLNESS, DISINTERESTED, DISREGARD
ARBITRATE
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
ADJUDGE, ADJUDICATE, DECIDE, DETERMINE, JUDGE, MODERATE, REFEREE, RULE
ARCHAIC
ancient, old-fashioned
ANCIENT, ANTEDILUVIAN, ANTIQUE, BYGONE, DATED, DOWDY, FUSTY, OBSOLETE, OLD-FASHIONED, OUTDATED, OUTMODED, PASSE, PREHISTORIC, STALE, SUPERANNUATED, SPERSEDED, VINTAGE,
ARDOR
intense and passionate feeling
DEVOTION, ENTHUSIASM, FERVENCY, FERVIDITY, FERVIDNESS, FERVOR, FIRE, PASSION, ZEAL, ZEALOUSNESS
ARTICULATE
able to speak clearly and expressively
ELOQUENT, EXPRESSIVE, FLUENT, LUCID, SILVER-TONGUED, SMOOTH-SPOKEN
ASSUAGE
to make something less severe
ALLAY, ALLEVIATE, APPEASE, COMFORT, CONCILIATE, EASE, LIGHTEN, MITIGATe, MOLLIFY, PACIFY, PALLIATE, PLACATE, PROPITIATE, RELIEVE, SOOTHE, SWEETEN
ATTENUATE
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
DEBILLITATE, DEVITALIZE, DILUTE, ENERVATE, ENFEEBLE, RAREFY, SAP, THIN, UNDERMINE, UNDO, UNNERVATE, WATER, WEAKEN
AUDACIOUS
fearless and daring
ADVENTURESOME, AGGRESSIVE, ASSERTIVE, BOLD, BRAVE, COURAGEOUS, DARING, DAUNTLESS, DOUGHTY, FEARLESS, GALLANT, GAME, HEROIC, INTREPID, METTLESOME, PLUCKY, STOUT, STOUTHEARTED
AUSTERE
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
BLEAK, DOUR, GRIM, HARD, HARSH, SEVERE
BANAL
predictable, cliched, boring
BLAND, BROMIDIC, CLICHED, COMMONPLACE, FATUOUS, HACKNEYED, INNOCUOUS, INSIPID, JEJUNE, MUSTY, PLATITUDINOUS, PROSAIC, QUOTIDIAN, SHOPWORN, STALE, STEREOTYPIC, THREADBARE, TIMEWORN, TIRED, TRITE, VAPID, WORN-OUT
BOLSTER
TO SUPPORT; TO PROP UP
BRACE, BUTTRESS, PROP, SUPPORT, SUSTAIN, UNDERPIN, UPHOLD
BOMBASTIC
POMPOUS IN SPEECH
BLOATED, DECLAMATROY, FUSTIAN, GRANDILOQUENT, GRANDIOSE, HIGH-FLOWN, MAGNILOQUENT, OROTUND, PRETENTIOUS, RHETORICAL, SELF-IMPORTANT
CACOPHONY
HARSH, JARRING NOISE
CANDID
IMPARTIAL AND HONEST IN SPEECH
CAPRICIOUS
CHANGING ONE'S MIND QUICKLY AND OFTEN
ARBITRARY, CHANCE, CHANGEABLE, ERRATIC, FICKLE, INCONSTANT, MERCURIAL, RANDOM, WHIMSICAL, WILLFUL
CASTIGATE
TO PUNISH OR CRITISIZE HARSHLY
ADMONISH, CHASTISE, CHIDE, REBUKE, REPRIMAND, REPROACH
CATALYST
SOMETHING THAT BRINGS ABOUT CHANGE IN SOMETHING ELSE
CAUSTIC
BITING IN WIT
CHAOS
GREAT DISORDER OR CONFUSION
CHAUVINIST
SOMEONE PREJUDICED IN FAVOR OF ONE GROUP OVER ANOTHER
CHICANERY
DECEPTION BY MEANS OF CRAFT OR GUILE
COGENT
CONVINCING AND WELL REASONED
CONDONE
TO OVERLOOK, PARDON, OR DISREGARD
CONVOLUTED
INTIRCATE AND COMPLICATED
CORROBORATE
TO PROVIDE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE
CREDULOUS
GULLIBLE
CRESCENDO
STEADILY INCREASING VOLUME OR FORCE
DECORUM
PROPRIETY
DEFERENCE
RESPECT, COURTESY
DERIDE
TO MOCK
DERISIVE
IN A MOCKING MANNER
DESSICATE
TO DRY OUT
DESULTORY
JUMPING FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER; DISCONNECTED
AIMLESS, DISCONNECTED, ERRATIC, HAPHAZARD, INDISCRIMINATE, OJECTLESS, PURPOSELESS, RANDOM, STRAY, UNCONSIDERED, UNPLANNED
DIATRIBE
ABUSIVE, CONDEMNATORY SPEECH
DIFFIDENT
LACKING SELF-CONFIDENCE
DILATE
TO MAKE LARGER; EXPAND
DILATORY
INTENDED TO DELAY
DRAGGING
DILETTANTE
SOMEONE WITH AN AMATEURISH AND SUPERFICIAL INTEREST IN A TOPIC
AMATEUR, SUPERFICIAL
DIRGE
MOURNFUL SPEECH
ELEGY, LAMENT
DISABUSE
TO SET RIGHT; TO FREE FROM ERROR
CORRECT
DISCERN
TO PERCEIVE; TO RECOGNIZE
DETECT
DISPARATE
FUDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT; ENTIRELY UNLIKE
DISSIMILAR
DISSEMBLE
TO PRESENT A FALSE APPEARANCE; TO DISGUISE ONE'S TRUE INTENTIONS OR CHARACTER
DISGUISE
DISSONANCE
A HARSH AND DISSAGREEABLE COMBINATION, OFTEN SOUNDS
CLASH
DOGMA
FIRMLY HELD OPINION, OFTEN A RELIGIOUS BELIEF
DOCTRINE
DOGMATIC
DICTATORIAL IN ONE'S OPINIONS
AUTHORITARIAN
DUPE
TO DECIEVE
TO FOOL
ECLECTIC
SELECTING FROM OR MADE UP FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
SELECTIVE
EFFICACY
EFFECTIVENESS
EFFICIENCY
ELEGY
SORROWFUL POEM OR SPEECH
DIRGE
ELOQUENT
PERSUASIVE AND MOVING, ESPECIALLY IN SPEECH
ARTICULATE
EMULATE
TO COPY
IMITATE
ENERVATE
REDUCE IN STRENGTH
WEAKEN
ENGENDER
TO PRODUCE, CAUSE, OR BRING ABOUT
GENERATE
ENIGMA
A MYSTERY
CONUNDRUM
ENUMERATE
TO COUNT, LIST, OR ITEMIZE
INDEX
EPHEMERAL
LASTING A SHORT TIME
MOMENTARY
EQUIVOCATE
TO USE EXPRESSIONS OF DOUBLE MEANING IN ORDER TO MISLEAD
AMBIGUOUS
ERRATIC
UPREDICTABLE
CAPRICIOUS, WHIMSICAL
ERUDITE
SCHOLARLY
SCHOLASTIC
ESOTERIC
KNOWN OR UNDERSTOOD BY ONLY A FEW
ARCANE
ESTIMABLE
ADMIRABLE
HONORABLE, MERITORIOUS, PRAISWORTHY
EULOGY
SPEECH IN PRAISE OF SOMEONE
LAUD
EUPHEMISM
USE OF AN INOFFENSIVE WORD OR PHRASE IN PLACE OF A MORE DISTASTEFUL ONE
CIRCUMLOCUTION
EXACERBATE
MAKE WORSE
AGGRAVATE
EXCULPATE
TO CLEAR FROM BLAME
EXONERATE
EXIGENT
URGENT
IMPERATIVE
EXONERATE
TO CLEAR OF BLAME
EXCULPATE
EXPLICIT
CLEARLY STATED OR SHOWN
STRAIGHTFORWARD
FANATICAL
ACTING EXCESSIVELY ENTHUSIASTIC
ZEALOUS
FAWN
TO GROVEL
GROVEL
FERVID
INTENSELY EMOTIONAL
PASSIONATE, ZEALOUS
FLORID
EXCESSIVELY DECORATED OR EMBELLISHED
ORNATE
FOMENT
TO AROUSE OR INCITE
INSTIGATE
FRUGALITY
THRIFTY OR CHEAP
ECONOMICAL
GARRULOUS
TALKATIVE
SOCIALABLE
GUILE
DECEIT OR TRICKERY
CHICANERY
GULLIBLE
EASILY DECEIVED
CREDULOUS
HOMOGENOUS
OF A SIMILAR KIND
UNIFORM
ICONOCLAST
ONE WHO OPPOSES ESTABLISHED BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND INSTITUTIONS,
MAVERICK
IMPERTURBABLE
NOT CAPABLE OF BEING DISTURBED
STOICAL, SERENE
IMPERVIOUS
IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE
RESISTANT
IMPETUOUS
QUICK TO ACT WITHOUT THINKING
IMPULSIVE
INCHOATE
NOT FULLY FORMED; DISORGANIZED
UNORGANIZED
INGENUOUS
SHOWING INNOCENCE OF CHILDLIKE SIMPLICITY
SIMPLE
INIMICABLE
HOSTILE, UNFRIENDLY
ADVERSE, ANTAGONIST
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS
INSIPID
LACKING INTEREST OR FLAVOR
BLAND
INTRANSIGENT
UNCOMPROMISING
UNYIELDING
IRASCIBLE
EASILY MADE ANGRY
IRRITABLE