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allay
(v)to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
Syn:reduce,alleviate, moderate
Ant:aggravate,exacerbate,
intensify
bestial
(adj.) beastlike; beast;u, brutal; subhuman in intelligence & sensibility
Syn: animal, depraved, loathsome
Ant:humanm,humane,clement, virtuous,upright
convivial
(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
Syn:fun-loving,jovial,merry
Ant:dour,grim,sullen,unsociable
coterie
(n.)circle of acquaintances;close-knot, often exclusive, group of ppl w/ common interest
Syn:clique,set
counterpart
(n.) person/thing closely resembling or corresponding to another;compliment
Syn:match
demur
(v.)to object or take exceptiong to (n.) objection
Syn:protest
Ant:assent to,consent to, accept
effrontery
(n.) shameless boldness, impudence
Syn:gall,chutzpah,nerve
Ant:shyness, timidity
embellish
(v.)to decorate,adorn,touch up, improve-adding details
Syn:ornament,garnish
Ant:strip,mar,disfigure
ephemeral
(adj.)lasting a short time,
short-lived
Syn:fleeting,
Ant:durable,long-lasting,
permanent,perpetual
felicitous
(adj.)appropriate,apt,well cosen;marked by well-being or good fortune, happu
Syn:fortunate,well-put
Ant:inappropriate,incept,
graceless,unhappy
furtive
(adj.)done slyly or stealthily
Syn:clandestine,covermsurreptitious
Ant:forthright,open
garnish
(adj.)glaring;tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
Syn:gaudy,flashy,tawdry
Ant:subdued,muted,quiet
illusory
(adj.)misleading,deceptive
Syn:specious,spurious,
fanciful
Ant:aatual,real,factual
indigent
(adj.)needy, impoverished
Syn:penniless,poverty-strickin
Ant:wealthy,rich
inordinate
(adj.)far too great,exceeding reasonable limits
Syn:exorbitant
Ant:moderate,reasonable
jettison
(v.)to cast overboard,get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
Syn:cast off,dump
Ant:retain,hold on to,keep
misanthrope
(n.)a person who hates or despises ppl
Syn:people-hater
pertinacious
(adj.)very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of
Syn:stubborn,dogged
picayune
(adj.)of little value or importance,paltry,measly,
small-minded
Syn:triflinf
Ant:important
raiment
(n.)clothes,garments
Syn:attire