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Adapt
v. to adjust or change to suit conditions

s. regulate, alter, acclimate
a. remain unchanged
Attest
v. to bear witness, affirm to be true or genuine

s. witness, verify, confirm, corroborate
a. deny, disprove, refute, rebut
Dovetail
v. to fit together exactly; to connect so as to form a whole

s. mesh, jive, harmonize
a. clash, be at odds
Dovetail
n. a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail
Enormity
n. the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act; huge size, immensity

s. attrociousness, heinousness, atrocity, vastness
a. mildness, harmlessness, innocuosness
Falter
v. to hesitate, stumble, lose courage; to speak hesitatingly; to lose drive, weaken, decline

s. waver
a. persevere, plug away at
Foreboding
n. a warning or feeling that something bad will happen

s. misgiving, presentiment, premonition
Foreboding
adj. marked by fear, ominous
Forlorn
adj. totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful; almost helpless

s. woebegone, forsaken, bereft, pathetic
a. jaunty, buoyant, blithe, chipper
Haughty
adj. chillingly proud and scornful

s. disdainful, supercillious
a. meek, humble, unassuming, modest
Impendiment
n. a physical defect; a hindrance, obstacle

s. obstruction, stumbling block
a. help, advantage, asset, plus
Imperitave
adj. necessary, urgent

s. essential, indispensable, mandatory
a. nonessential, unnecessary, optional
Imperitave
n. a form of a verb expressing a command; that which is necessary or required
Loiter
v. to linger in an aimless way, hang around, dawdle, tarry

a. hurry along
Malinger
v. to pretend illness to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job

s. goof off, shirk
Pithy
adj. short but full of meaning and point

s. terse, short and sweet, meaty, telling
a. wordy, verbose, long-winded, foolish, inane
Plunder
v. to rob by force, especially dring wartime; to seize wrongfully

s. pillage, loot, sack
Plunder
n. property stolen by force

s. spoils, pelf
Simper
v. to smile or speak in a silly, forced way

s. snicker, smirk, titter, giggle
Simper
n. a silly, forced smile
Steadfast
adj. firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing

s. loyal, faithful, unwavering
a. inconstant, fickle, unreliable, vacillating
Vaunted
adj. much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way

s. trumpeted, heralded
a. downplayed, soft-pedaled, de-emphasized
Vilify
v. to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously

s. malign, defame, denigrate, traduce
a. glorify, extol, lionize
Waif
n. a person without a home or friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stray bit

s. stray, ragamuffin, street urchin
Wry
adj. twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humurous

s. dryly amusing, ironic, droll
a. humorless, solemn, straight