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acquisitive
adj. able to get and retain ideas or info.
concerned with aquiring wealth and property
synonyms: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
antonyms: altruistic, unretentive
arrogate
verb to claim or take without right
synonyms: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
banal
adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
synonyms: stale, insipid
antonyms: fresh, novel, orginal, new
belabor
verb to work excessively; to thrash soundly
synonym: overwork
carping
adj. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairspilting way; noun petty, nagging critisism
synonyms: nit-picking, caviling
antonyms: approving, uncritical
coherent
adj. holding or sticking together; making logical whole: comprehensible, meaningful
synonyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
antonyms: muddled, chaotic, disjointed
congeal
verb to change from liquid to solid; thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
synonyms: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
antonym: melt, liquidfy
emulate
verb to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
synonyms: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
encomium
noun a formal expression of praise a lavish tribute
synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
antonyms: condemnation, castigation, critcism
eschew
verb to avoid, shun, keep away from
synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
antonyms: embrace, adopt
germane
adj. relavent, appropritate, apropos, fitting
synonym: pertinent
antonyms: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
insatiable
adj. so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
synonyms: unquenchable ravenous, voracious
intransigent
adj. refusing to compromise, irreconciable
synonym: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
antonym: lukewarm, half-hearted, yielding
invidious
adj. offesive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
synonym: malicious, spiteful, prejudical, perjorative
antonym: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
largesse
n generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounty
antonyms: stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness
reconnaissance
n survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
synonym: scouting expedition
substantiate
v to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substainal form to
synonyms: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
antonyms: refute, disprove, invalidate
taciturn
adj habitually silent or quite, inclined to talk very little
synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
antonyms: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
temporize
to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
synonym: hedge, dillydally, procastinate
tenable
adj capable of being held or defended
synonym: defensible, justifiable, maintianable
antonym: indefenseible, unjustifiable