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beatific
blissful; rendering or making blessed

syn: rapturous, ecstatic, transcendent
ant: disconsolate, dejected, doleful
behemoth
a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance

syn: mammoth, whale, elephant, colossus
ant: dwarf, pygmy, midget
blandishment
anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing

syn: allurement, enticement, cajolery
ant: threat, intimidation
cacophonous
harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant

ant: harmonious, melodious, mellifluous
chicanery
trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing

ant: fair dealing
consign
to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use

syn: transfer, remit, convey
coup
a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership

ant: blunder, faux pas, gaffe
euphemism
a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
febrile
feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
gainsay
to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose

ant: confirm, corroborate, support, admit
imminent
about to happen, threatening

syn: impending, looming
ant: distant, remote, faraway
innate
natural, inborn, inherent; built-in

syn: intrinsic, congenital
ant: learned, acquired, extrinsic, accidental
loath
unwilling, reluctant, disinclined

syn: averse, indisposed
ant: willing, eager, inclined
manifest
clear, evident to the eyes or mind; to show plainly, exhibit, evince; a list of cargo and/or passengers

syn: apparent; reveal, disclose
ant: unrevealed, hidden; hide, conceal
minutiae
small or trivial details, trifling matters

syn: trivia, trifles
ant: essentials
moratorium
a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay

syn: postponement, stoppage
ant: acceleration, escalation
nostrum
an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness

syn: panacea, elixir
pariah
one who is rejected by a social group or organization

syn: outcast, untouchable, persona non grata
visionary
not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight

syn: utopian, idealistic, impractical
ant: realistic, practical
wizened
dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)

syn: withered, shriveled
ant: bloated, distended