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Acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone

Syn: biting,caustic,rancorous,hostile, peevish
Ant: gentle,warm,mild,friendly,cordial
She whirled to face me when I spoke, and her answer startled me by its acrimonious bluntness.
Bovine
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

Syn: stolid,dull,slow,stupid
Ant: alert,sharp,bright,keen,quick
Consternation
dismay, confusion

Syn: shock,amazement,bewilderment, dismay
Ant: calm,composure,aplomb
Corpulent
fat; having a large, bulky body

Syn: overweight,heavy,obese,stout, portly
Ant: slender,lean,spare,gaunt, emanciated
Disavow
to deny responsibility for or connection with

Syn: disown,disclaim,retract,abjure
Ant: acknowledge,admit,grant,certify
Dispassionate
impartial;calm, free from emotion

Syn: unbiased,disinterested,cool, detached
Ant: committed,engaged,partial,biased
Dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

Syn: strife,discord,contention
Ant: agreement,accord, harmony
Dissipate
to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel;to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

Syn: disperse,strew,diffuse, waste
ANt: gather,collect,conserve, husband
Expurgate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

Syn:purge,censor, bowdlerize
Gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person force to run bwtn them; an ordeal

Syn: dare,provocation,trial, punishment
Hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

Syn: assumed,supposed,conjectural, conditional
Ant: actual,real,tested, substantiated
Ignoble
mean, low, base

Syn: inferior,unworthy,dishonorable, sordid
Ant: admirable,praiseworthy,lofty, noble
Impugn
to call into question; to attack as false

Syn: challenge,deny,dispute,query, question
Ant: confirm,prove,verify, validate
Intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

Syn: excessive,extreme,unrestrained, inordinate
Ant: moderate,restrained, cool and collected
Odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

Syn: abhorrence,opprobrium,shame, ignominy
Ant: esteem,admiration, approbation
Perfidy
faithlessness, treachery

Syn: betrayal,disloyalty,treason, duplicity
Ant: faithfulness,loyalty, steadfastness
Relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

Syn: transfer,consign,demote, exile
Ant: promote,elevate,advance, recall
Squeamish
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

Syn: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish
Subservient
subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

Syn: secondary,servile,obsequious, useful
Ant: primary,principal,bossy, domineering
Susceptible
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

Syn: vulnerable,receptive, impressionable
Ant: resistant, immune