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abjure
V. to renounce, to avoid

S: forswear, retract, recent, abstain
A: affirm, avow, aver, profess
acrid
ADJ. harsh in taste or odor, sharp in manner

S: irritating, stinging, bitter
A: gentle, soothing, mild
august
ADJ. majestic, respect

S: stately, dignified, exalted
A: humble, base, mean, lowly
callous
ADJ. emotionally hardened

S. insensitive, unsympathetic
A: sensitive, compassionate
clandestine
ADJ. secret, concealed

S: covert, furtive, surreptitious, stealthy
A: open, overt, undisguised
compunction
N. remorse, regret

S: scruple, qualm, misgiving
A: shamelessness, insouciance
conflagration
N. a large destructive fire

S: holocaust, wildfire
A: deluge, flood
elated
ADJ. in high spirits, jubilant

S: overjoyed, ecstatic, tickled pink
A: depressed, cresfallen
indelible
ADJ. not able to be erased or removed; memorable

S: lasting, permanent, unforgettable
A: erasable, impermanent, ephemeral
indulgent
ADJ. yielding to the wishes or demands of others

S: lenient, permissive, tolerant
A: strict, severe, inflexible
inveterate
ADJ. firmly established, long standing; habitual

S: persisting, chronic, dyedinwool
A: sporadic, intermittent, occasional
irrelevant
ADJ. not to the point

S: inapplicable, immaterial
A: pertinent, material, apropos
nocturnal
ADJ. of or occurring in the night

S: nighttime
A: daytime, diurnal
platitude
N. a commonplace, stale, trite remark

S: cliche, truism, bromide
A: epigram, quip, witticism, bon mot
quell
V. to subdue, put down forcibly

S: suppress, pacify, squelch, quash
A: incite, provoke, arouse
quiescent
ADJ. inactive; at rest

S: still, inert, motionless, dormant
A: active, thriving, lively
ruminate
V. to meditate, think about

S: ponder, reflect, mull over, muse
tacit
ADJ. unspoken, silent; implied

S: unexpressed, unvoiced, understood
A: explicit, express, specific
tangible
ADJ. capable of being touched; real

S: perceptible, actual, evident
A: immaterial, imperceptible
trechant
ADJ. incisive, keen, effective, distinct

S: penetrating, cutting, telling
A: dull, bland, insipid, vapid