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acme
(n.) the highest point
summit top peak pinnacle
low point bottom nadir
attribute
(n.) a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or soemthing (v.) to assign to credit with to regard as caused by resulting fromq
trait ascribe
belittled
(v.) to make something appear smaller than it is to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importancce or value
minimize underrate disparage
exaggerate magnify overestimate
convey
(v.) to transport to transmit to comunicate make known to transfer ownership or title to
carry send impart
doctrine
(n.) a belief principle or teaching a system of such beliefs or principles a formulation of such beliefs or principles
excise
(v.) to remove by cutting (n.) an indirect tax on the manufacture sale or distribution of a commodity or service
cut out delete expunge
put in insert interpolate
exotic
(adj.) foreign charmingly unfamiliar or stirkingly unusual
strange alien pictursque colorful
native indigenous familiar commonplace
haggard
(adj.) thin pale and careworn as a result of worry or suffering
drawn guant wasted
healthy glowing radiant hale and hearty
jaunty
(adj.) lively easy and carefree i manner smart or trim in appearance
unconcerned light hearted
downcast dejected glum
juncture
(n.) a joining together the point at which 2 things are joined any important point in time
union seam joint turning point
menial
(adj.) lowly humble lacking in importance or dignity (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
n. underling scullion servant
lofty elevated boss master
parry
(v.) to ward off fend off deflect evade avoid (n.) a defensive movement on fencing and other sports
predatory
(adj.) preying on plundering or piratical
looting pillaging ravenous rapacious
ravage
(v.) to destroy lay waste ruin (n.) ruinous damage destruction
wreck devastate
spare
stance
(n.) a way of holding the body an attitude or position on an issue
posture bearing
tawdry
(adj.) showy flashy but lacking in good taste
loud garish gaudy tacky vulgar
refined tasteful subdued muted
turncoat
(n.) a person who switches to an opposing side or party
traitor quisling deserter renegade
loyalist diehard
unassuming
(adj.) not putting on airs unpretinious modest
conceited pretenious self important
wallow
(v.) to roll about n a lazy clumsy or helpless way to overindulge in to have in abundance (n.) a wet muddy or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath a state of moral or physical collapse
delight in bask in
waver
(v.) to move to and fro become unsteady to show lack of firmness or decision
hesitate falter
stand firm be resolute
abut
(v.) to join at one end or be next to support prop up
borderon bolster
attire
(n.) clothes apparel garb (v.) to dress adorn or bedeck
clothing
avail
(v.) to be of use or benefit to to make use of to take advantage of to proft or benefit (n.) use benefit or value
crony
(n.) a very close friend pal chum buddy
enemy rivasl
cryptic
(adj.) puzzling mysterying or enigmatic
crystal clear unambigous
divergent
(adj.) going in different directions different from each other departing from convention deviant
not in agreement differing unorthodox unconventional
merging intersecting converging orthodox conventional
enmity
(n.) hatred, ill-will
hostility animosity antagonism
friendship amity
fervent
(adj.) very earnest emotional passionate exetremely hot
enthusiastic ardent burning blazing scorching
blase apathetic restrained emotionless
gaunt
(adj.) thin and bony starved looking bare barren
lean scrawny lanky all skin and bones
plump chubby stout corpulent
infiltrate
(v.) to pass through or gain entrance to rgadually or stealthily
slip into creep into penetrate
nullify
(v.) to make of no value or consequence cancel wipe out
invalidatet annul
confirm endorse ratify sanction
perceptible
(adj.) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind
noticeable discernible observable
invisible unnoticeable indiscernible
plummet
(v.) to plunge straight down (n.) a weight fastened to a line
take a nosedive
soar skyrocket
proclaim
(v.) to declare publicly or officially
announce promulgate
conceal cover up
proxy
(n.) an agent substitute a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place
deputy representative
rankle
(v.) to cause anger irritation or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time)
irritate vex nettle irk gall
please delight gratify
scavenger
(n.) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
rummager
stint
(v.) to limit be sparing or frugal (n.) a limit or restriction a fixed share of work or duty a period of activity
restrict scrimp economize
splurge squander lavish
stoical
(adj.) self-controlled not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain
unresponsive impassive
excitable emotional hotheaded
unflagging
(v.) tireless continuing with vigor
steady undiminished unremitting
diminishing drooping sagging
apt
(adj.) suitable fitting likely quick to learn
appropriate fit proper liable
inappropriate unlikely slow
awry
(adj., adv.) in turned or twisted position or direction, wrong, out of the right or hoped for course
crooked askew amiss
straight symmetrical
bludgeon
(n.) a short club used as a weapon (v.) to strike with a heavy club to use force or strong arguments to gain sme point
cudgel clobber clout
capitulate
(v.) to end resistance give up surrender throw in the towel
hold out persist
chafe
(v.) to warm by rubbing to wear sore by rubbing to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction annoy irk to strain or press against (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
irritate scrape abrade
soothe mollify please elate
defile
(v. trans) to make unclean or dirty destroy the purity of (v. intrans) to march in a single line or in columns (n.) a narrow passage gorge canyon
pollute contaminate desecrate
cleanse purify
dire
(adj.) dreadful causing fear or suffering warning of trouble to come demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
disastrous ominous sinister urgent
favorable auspicious beneficial
disarming
(adj.) charming tending to get rid of unfriendliness or supicion
endeaering winning
alarming troubling disquieting
disgruntled
(adj. part) in bad humor discontented annoyed
displeased grumpy surly
pleased satisfied content
encroach
(v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits trespass
intrude infringe
endow
(v.) to furnish equip provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
grant bestow present bequeath
take away deprive
fend
(v.) to ward off resist to get along manage
stave off cope
impunity
(n.) freedom from punishment
exemption from penalty immunity
mien
(n.) air manner appearance expressionq
looking bearing demeanor
penal
(adj.) having to do with punishment
correctional displinary
pertinent
(adj.) related to the matter at hand to the point
relevant germane apropos
unrealted irrelevant immaterial
predominate
(adj.) the greatest in strength or power most common
chief major paramont prevalent
secondary minor subsidiary rare
prodigy
(n.) something wonderful or marvelous something monstrous or abnormal an unusual feat a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent
marvel wonder freak genius
dumbbell dunce dullard
relcuse
(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or with drawn fron the world
loner hermit
renown
(n.) fame glory
reputation celebrity prestige
obsurity infamy notoriety