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abominable
a(bom)inable
(adj) arousing hatred;disgusting;detestable
Syn:hateful, despicable, loathsome
Ant:praiseworthy, delightful, charming
bumbling
(bum)bling
(adj) blundering and awkward (n)clumsiness
Syn:clumsy stumbling
Adj:forceful effective skillful adroit
consequence
(con)sequence
(n) a result effect importance
Syn:outcome significance
Adj:cause source
delude
de(lude)
(v) to fool deceive to mislead utterly
Syn:trick hoodwink
dole
(dole)
(v) to give out in small amounts (n) money food or other
Syn: ration allot distribute handout
engulf
en(gulf)
(v) to swallow up overwhelm consume
Syn:envelop encompass immerse
foil
(foil)
(v) to defeat to keep from gaining some end (n) a thin sheet of metal a light fencing sword a person or thing serving as a contrast to another
Syn:frustrate thwart counter rapier
Ant: aid abet assist advance promote
formulate
(for)mulate
(v) to express definitely or systematically to devise invent to state as a formula
Syn: define articulate frame specify
initiative
i(nit)ative
(n) the taking of the first step or move the ability to act whithout being directed or urged from the outside
Syn:leadership enterprise
Ant:laziness sloth shiftlessness
memento
me(men)to
(n) something that serves as a reminder
Syn: rememberence keepsake souvenir token
nonconformist
noncon(for)mist
(N)a person who refuses to follow established ideas or ways of doing things (adj) of or relating to the unconventional
Syn: maverick individualists bohemian
Adj:traditionalists conventionalists traditional convensional conservative
null and void
(null and void)
(adj) whithout legal force or effet no longer binding
Syn:cancelled invalid repealing abolished
Ant: in effect binding valid
panorama
pano(ram)a
(n) a wide obstructed view of an area a complete survey of a subject a continuously passing or changing scene a range or spectrum
Syn: vista overview
posterity
po(ster)ity
(n) all of a persons offspring decendants all future generations
Ant: ancestry forebears the past
pry
(pry)
(v) to pull loose by force, to look at closely or inquisitively, to be nosy about something.
Syn - snoop and meddle
refurbish
re(fur)bish
(v) to brighten, freshen or polish. To restore or improve.
Syn - remodel, renew, spruce up
Ant - dilapadate, run down
resourceful
re(source)ful
(adj) able to deal promptly and effectively with all sorts of problems. Clever in finding ways and means of getting along.
Syn - inventive, ingenious, skillful
Ant - uninventive, incompetent, dull witted
rigorous
(rig)orous
(adj) severe, harsh, strict, thoroughly logical
Syn - tough, trying, challenging, stringent
Ant - easy, lax, indulgent, undemanding
subsequent
(sub)sequent
(adj) coming after, following in time, place or order
Syn - following, later, next, succeeding, ensuing
Ant - previous, prior, proceeding
unerring
un(err)ing
(adj) making no mistakes, faultless, completely accurate
Syn - sure, certain, unfailing
Ant - faulty, fallible, unreliable