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alacrity
N, a cheerful readiness; eager action

S. promptness, dispatch, celerity
A. reluctance, unwillingness, hesitancy
alleviate
V. to relieve, make more bearable

S. lessen, lighten, allay, mitigate, assuage
antithesis
N. the direct opposite, sharp contrast

S. contrary, antipode
appall
V. to fill with dismay or horror

S. shock, stun, stupefy, horrify
bellicose
ADJ. warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome

S. aggressive, belligerent
disparage
V. to belittle, speak slightingly of

S. degrade, decry, run down, underrate
dissonant
ADJ. disagreeing, at odds

S. grating, strident, irreconcilable
A. agreeing, euphonious
droll
ADJ. amusingly odd

S. comical, humorous, whimsical, zany
A. humorless, solemn, dour
edict
N. an order issued by someone in authority

S. command, decree, proclamation
elucidate
V. to clarify, explain

S. interpret, expound, explicate
A. obscure, becloud, muddy, obfuscate
laud
V. to praise

S. hail, extol, glorify, exalt
A. criticize, censure, belittle
loll
V. to act in a lazy manner; to lounge, droop

S. loaf, loiter, sag, dangle
loquacious
ADJ. talkative, wordy

S. gossipy, voluble, garrulous, long-winded
A. reticent, terse, tacit rum
magnanimous
ADJ. generous in forgiving, above small meanness

S. unselfish, charitable
A. petty, unforgiving, spiteful
mandatory
ADJ. required, obligatory

S. compulsory, requisite, imperative
A. optional, voluntary, disretionary
nondescript
ADj. ordinary, not outstanding

S. plain, unremarkable, unimpressive
A. distinctive, remarkable, vivid, prepossessing
phlegmatic
ADJ. slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional

S. lethargic, indolent, torpid, stolid
A. emo, thin-skinned, excitable
rescind
V. to repeal, cancel

S. withdraw, revoke, retract, annul, abrogate
A. affirm, endorse, uphold, ratify
vivacious
ADJ. lively, sprightly, full of energy

S. spirited, animated, ebullient
A. dull, spiritless, listless, indolent
whet
V. to sharpen, to make keen or eager

S. hone, excite, stimulate
A. dull, blunt, deaden, stifle