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Allege
(accent end)(v.) to assert w/o proof or confirmation
Syn:claim,contend
Ant:prove,deny
Arrant
(ar')(adj.)thoroughgoin,out-and-out;shameless,blatant
Syn:egregious,unmitigated
badinage
(end)(n.)light&playful conversation
Syn:banter,persiflage, repartee
Ant:sermon
conciliate
(sil')(v.)to overcome the distrust of,win over; to appease, pacify, reconcile Syn:placate,mollify
Ant:antagonize,alienate, estrange
countermand
(con')(v.)to cancel or reverse one order or command w/ another that is contrary to the 1st
Syn:recall,revoke
Ant:reaffirm,reassert
echelon
(ech')(n.)one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity
Syn:level,rank
exacerbate
(ac')(v.)to make violent, severe,bitter,or painful
Syn:aggravate,intensify, worsen
Ant:alleviate,mitigate,
ameliorate
fatuous
(fat')(adj.)stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
Syn:silly,vapid,inane,doltish,vacuous
Ant:sensible,intelligent
irrefutable
(fut')(adj.)impossible to disprove;beyond argument
Syn:indisputable
Ant:disputable,indefensible,
juggernaut
(jug')(n.)massive& inescapable force or object that crushes w/e in its path
lackadaisical
(da')(adj.)lacking spirit or interest,halfhearted
Syn:listeless,indolent,indifferent,lax
Ant:energetic,vigorous,whole-hearted
litany
(lit')(n.)prayer consisting of short appeals to god;long list
Syn:rigmarole,catalog,megillah
macabre
(cab')(adj.)grisly,gruesome,borrible
Syn:grotesque,grim,ghoulish
paucity
(pau')(n.)inadequate, quantity,scarcity,dearth
Syn:lack
Ant:abundance,glut,deluge
portend
(end)(v.)to indicate beforehand that somthing is about ti happen
Syn:bode,foretell,foreshadow
raze
(none)(v.)to tear down, destroy completely;cut or scrape off or out
Syn:pull down,demolish
Ant:buiild,construct,raise
recant
(end)(v.)to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed,renounce,retract
Syn:repudiate,disavow
Ant:reaffirm,reassert
saturate
(sat')(v.)to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; satisfy fully
Syn:permeate,drench,flood
Ant:drain
saturine
(sat')(adj.)of a gloomy or surly disposition;cold or sluggish in mood
Syn:sullen,morose
Ant:lighthearted,cheerful
slough
(none)(v.)to cast off, discard,get rid of(n.)mire, state of depression
Syn:shed,slog
Ant:take on,acquire,assume