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abrogate
to repeal, cancel, declare null and void

syn: annul, revoke
ant: reaffirm, renew, ratify
ambient
completely surrounding, encompassing
asperity
roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness

syn: rigor, harshness
ant: mildness, blandness, softness, lenience
burnish
to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish; gloss, brightness, luster

syn: shine, buff
ant: tarnish, dull, abrade
cabal
a small group working in secret

syn: clique, ring, gang, plot, conspiracy
delectable
delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savoy; an appealing or appetizing food or dish

syn: delicious, scrumptious
ant: repugnant, repulsive, distasteful
deprecate
to express mild disapproval; to belittle

syn: deplore, frown upon
ant: smile on, countenance, approve
detritus
loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction

syn: debris, wreckage, ruins, rubble
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling

syn: exhilarated, elated, exuberant
ant: gloomy, morose, sullen, apathetic, blase
eclectic
drawn from different sources; one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources

syn: selective, synthetic, pick-and-choose
ant: uniform, monolithic
flaccid
limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness

syn: soft, flabby
ant: hard, firm, solid
impecunious
having little or no money

syn: penniless, impoverished, indigent
ant: affluent, wealthy, prosperous, rich
inexorable
inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding

syn: inescapable, ineluctable, obdurate
ant: avoidable, yielding, pliant
moribund
dying, on the way out

syn: obsolescent
ant: flourishing, thriving
necromancer
one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard

syn: sorcerer, conjurer
onerous
burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty

syn: oppressive, weighty
ant: light, easy, undemanding, untaxing
rife
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete

ant: devoid of, lacking
rudiments
th eparts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything

syn: fundamentalists, basics
sequester
to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody

syn: seclude, segregate, isolate, closet
winnow
to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan

syn: sift, strain, filter, sort