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ACCORD
(n.) agreement, harmony;(v.) to agree, be in harmony; grant, bestow on
The labor union reached an ACCORD with management before the midnight deadline.
The Nobel Committee ACCORDED the Peace Prize to the Red Cross in 1917, 1944, and 1963.
syn:(n.) mutual understanding
ant:(n.) disagreement, conflict, friction
BARTER
(n.) an exchange in trade; (v.) to trade goods
By definition, BARTER does not involve the exchange of money in any form.
According to the Bible, Esau BARTERED away his birthright for a hot meal.
syn:(v.) trade, swap
ant:(v.) sell, buy, purchase
CURT
(adj.) shorty, rudely brief
Tour guides are trained to give complete and polite answers to questions, not CURT responses.
syn: rude, brusque, terse, summary
ant: civil, courteous, lengthy, detailed
DEVISE
(v.) to think out, plan, figure out, invent, create
The advertising agency DEVISES clever television commercials promoting the new car.
syn: concoat, contrive, work out, design
ant: (none)
DEXTEROUS
(adj.) skillful in the use of hands or body; clever
The DEXTEROUS movements of those master chefs we see on TV took years of practice to perfect.
syn: agile, handy, deft
ant: clumsy, awkward, ungainly