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anonymous
unnamed, without the name of the person involved, unknown, lacking individuality or character
Synonym: nameless
browse
to nibble, graze, to read casually, to window shop
Syn: skim, scam, dip into, graze
Ant: pore over, scrutinize
dupe
a person easily tricked or deceived, to deceive
Syn: fool, mislead, hoodwink, delude
Ant: undeceive, disabuse
dynamic
active, energetic, forceful
Syn: vigorous, high powered
Ant: lazy, lackadaisical, lethargic, sluggish
eradicate
to root out, get rid of, destroy completely
Syn: wipe out, uproot
Ant: implant, instill, foster, promote
frustrate
to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire, to cause feelings of discouragement
Syn: thwart, foil, battle, disappoint
Ant: help, assist, abet
grim
stern, merciless, fierce, savage, cruel
Syn: dreadful, frightful, ferocious
Ant: mild, merciful, delightful
inimitable
not capable of being copied or imitated
Syn: matchless, incomparable, unique
makeshift
a temporary substitute for something else, crude, flimsy, temporary
Syn: stopgap, substitute
Ant: permanent, durable, solid, sturdy
marginal
in, at, or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose
Syn: borderline, minimal, peripheral
Ant: central, pivotal, focal
pending
waiting to be settled, until
Syn: undecided, unsettled
Ant: settled, decided, resolved
prescribe
to order as arule or course to be followed, to order for medical purposes
Syn: specify, appoint, recommend
preview
something seen in advance, to view beforehand
Syn: foretaste
prominent
standing out so as to be easily seen, important, well-known
Syn: conspicuous, noticeable
Ant: inconspicuous, obscure, unnoticeable
quaint
odd or old-fashioned in a pleasing way, clever, ingenious, skillyfully made
Syn: picturesque, peculiar, strange, curious
Ant: familiar, commonplace, modern, contemporary
reluctant
unwilling, holding back
Syn: hesitant, loath, disinclined
Ant: willing, eager, inclined
scrimp
to handle very economically or stingily, to supply in a way that is small, short, or scanty
Syn: economize
Ant: splurge
snare
to trap, catch; a trap or entanglement
Syn: pitfall, entrap
Ant: liberate
utmost
greatest, highest, farthest, the extreme limit
Syn: maximum, supreme, best
Ant: least
vengeance
punishment in return for an injury or a wrong, unusual force or violence
Syn: revenge, retaliation, reprisal
Ant: forgiveness, pardon