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extirpate
(v) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
S: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
A: implant, sow, foster, nourish
inopportune
(adj) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
S: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
A: timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune
ironic
(adj) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
S: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
A: straightforward, unequivocal
musty
(adj) stale, moldy; out-of-date
S: hackneyed, antiquated
A: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
officious
(adj) meddling; excessively forward in offereing services or assuming authority
S: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
A: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
ominous
(adj) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
S: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
A: propitious, auspicious, promising
pinnacle
(n) a high peak or ping
S: apex, acme, summit, apogee
A: nadir, lo point
premeditated
(adj, part) considered beforehand, deliberatedly planned
S: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
A: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu
rampant
(adj) growing without check, running wild
S: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
A: controlled, restrained
solace
(n) confort, relief
(v) to comfort, console
S: (v) soothe, reassure, cheer up
A: (v) vex, agfravate, upset
stately
(adj) dignifies, majestic
S: grand, magnificent, imposing
A: lowly, humbly, servile abject
supple
(adj) bending easeily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
S: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
AL stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
suppress
(v) to stop by force, put down
S: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence
A: provoke, spur, aarouse, incite, instigate
venal
(adj) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
S: dishonest, bribable, corruptivle, mercenary
A: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
brandish
(v) to wave or flourish iin a menacing or vigorous fashion
S: swing, shake
comprise
(v) to include or contain; to be made up of
S: compose, constitute, encompass
A: exclude
deft
(adj) skillful, nimble
S: dextrous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
A: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
destitute
(adj) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
S: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
A: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
explicit
(adj) definite, clearly stated
S: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
A: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit
accede
(v) to yiled to; to assume an office or dignity
S: consent, concur, comply, assent
A: demur, balk at