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authorize
(v.)to approve or permit; to give power or autority to

syn-order,entitle,empower

ant-forbid,ban,prohibit
culprit
(n.)a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct;an offender

syn-lawbreaker,wrongdoer
dawdle
(v.)to waste time;to be idle;to spend more time in doing something than it necessary

syn-delay,dillydally

ant-hurry,speed up
dissect
(v.)to cut apart in preparation for scientific study;to analyze with great care

syn-examine

ant-sew together,fuse,weld
expend
(v.) to pay out,spend,to use up

syn-examine

ant-save,hoard
fatality
(n.)an event resulting in death;an accidental death

syn-casualty,mortality

ant-injury
gullible
(adj.)easily fooled,tricked,or
cheated

syn-trusting,innocent,naive

ant-suspicious,skeptical
illicit
(adj.)not permitted,unlawful,improper

syn-illegal,unauthorized

ant-legal,lawful,permissible
immerse
(v.)to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply

syn-dunk,engross

ant-dredge up,pull out
inflammatory
(adj.)causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder

syn-provoking,incendiary

ant-calming,soothing
memorandum
(n.)a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report

syn-reminder
pathetic
(adj.)marked by strong emotion,especially pity and sorrow

syn-moving,distressing

ant-funny,hilarious
persevere
(v.)to keep doing something in spite of difficulties;to refuse to quit when going is tough

syn-plug away,pursue

ant-give up,despair,quit
prevaricate
(v.)to lie,tell an untruth;to mislead on purpose

syn-fib,stretch the truth

ant-tell the truth
quash
(v.)to crush,put down completely

syn-suppress

ant-start,kindle,encourage
relish
(n.)enjoyment or satisfaction
(v.)to enjoy greatly

syn-pleasure,gusto,take in delight

ant-dislike,loathe,hate
reminisce
(v.)to recall one's past thoughts,feelings,or experiences

syn-remember,recollect
scour
(v.)to clean or polish by hard rubbing,to examine with great care

syn-scrub,search,comb

ant-dirty,soil
tribute
(n.)something done or given to show thanks or respect;a payment

syn-praise,honor,tax,money

ant-blame,criticism,reproach
writhe
(v.)to make twisting or turning movements in a way thath suggests pain or struggle

syn-twist,squirm,thrash