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revel
(v) to take great pleasure in
(n) a wild celebration
S: (v) relish, savor, bask in, carouse
A: (v) abhor, loathe
quandary
(n) a state of perplexity or doubt
S: confusion, dilemma, predicament
stultify
(v) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
animosity
(n) strong dislike; bitter hostility
S: enmity, rancor, antipathy
A: affection, fondness, rapport, amity
apathy
(n) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
S: indifference, disinterest, detachment
A: enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concern
apprehensive
(adj) fearful or anxious, expecially about the future
S: worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
A: unworried, assured, confident, certain
commend
(v) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
S: applaud; entrust
A: abhor, loathe
condolence
(n) an expression of sympathy
S: commiseration, solace, sympathy
consecrate
(v) to make sacred, hallow, to set apart for a special purpose
S: devote, dedicate, sanctify
A: desecrate, defile, progane, dishonor
decrepit
(adj) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
S: infirm, broken-down, rickety, dilapidated
A: vigorous, robust, sturdy
deride
(v) to ridicule, lauch at with contempt
S: mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at
A: praise, extol, acclaim, applaud
ingenuous
(adj) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
S: naive, artless, guileless, cnadid
A: artful, crafty, worldly, sophisticated
multifarious
(adj) having great variety; numerous and diverse
S: varied, manifold, heterogeneous
A: unvaried, uniform homogeneous
obsolete
(adj) out-of-date, no longer in use
S: outmoded, antiquated, passé, old hat
A: current, up-to-date, brand-new
omnivorous
(adj) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
S: all-devouring, voracious
parsimonious
(adj) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
S: frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheap
A: generous, openhanded
recalcitrant
(adj) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
S: unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery
A: obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant
reprisal
(n) an injury done in return for injury
S: retaliation, revenge, retribution
suave
(adj) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
S: sophisticated, urbane, polished
A: crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish
compatible
(adj) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
S: harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
A: mismatched, incongruous, antagonistic