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abashed
(adj.)embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
Anty. Unembarrest, unashamed
aloof
(adj.)withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
SYN. distant, cold, standoffish
ANT. involved, sociable
anguish
(n.)great mental suffering, distress, or pain (v)to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
SYN.misery, woe, torment
ANT. joy, delight, peace of mind
articulate
(v.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together ina system; (adj.) able to use language effectivily ; expressed clearly and forcefully
bask
(v)to be in, or to expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
SYN. wallow, revel
defect
(n.) an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind (v.) to desert a cause or organization
finesse
(n.) delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good jugdement, or skillful evasion
SYN. delicacy, subtlety
ANT. clumsiness, awkwardness
forthright
(adj.) frank, direct, straightforward
SYN candid, blunt
Ant. indirect, evasive, deceotful, two-faced
genial
(adj) cordial, pleasently, cheerful or warm
SYN. friendly, amiable
ANT. cold, unfriendly, unsocialble
instill
(v) to add gradually; to introdice or cause to be taken in
premonition
(n) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
SYN presentiment
retentive
able to hold ,keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
ANT porous forgetful
resolute
bold, determined; firm
SYN steadfast, unflinching
ANT> weak, spineless, indecisive
pseudonym
a pen name, name assumed by a writer
SYN. nom de plume
purge
9v0 to wash away impurities,clean up; (n)the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
SYN cleanse purify
ANT pollute, contaminate, defile