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unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for thefuture; unpropitious, unpromising, untimely
inauspicious
Opposite of favorable/propitious
unquestionable, beyond dispute; incontestable, indisputable, indubitable
incontrovertible
Opposite of debatabel, dubious, open to question
(adj, part) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss; perplexed, baffled, stumped, flabbergasted
nonplussed
Opposite of poised, confident, assured
suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occuring at an appropriate time; timely, appropriate, felicitous
opportune
Opposite of inconvenient, inappropriate
abundantly productive; profuse; fruitfal, fecund
prolific
Opposite of barren, unproductive, sterile, sparse
a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit; answer, response, riposte, retort
rejoinder
willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible; agreeable, compliant, docile
amenable
Opposite of resistant, recalcitrant
to scold sharply; chide; rebuke; reprove; reprimand
berate
Opposite of praise, compliment, pat on the back
a large-scale slaughter or loss of life; butchery, bloodbath, massacre
carnage
too ready to believe, easily deceived; gullible
credulous
Opposite of dubious, skeptical
a rule, test; a standard for judgment/evaluation; yardstick, touchstone, gauge, canon
criterion (pl. criteria)
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly; exhaust, empty, drain, bankrupt
deplete
Opposite of replenish, refill, restock, resupply
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely; elaborate, enlarge, descant, wander, roam
expatiate
Opposite of sketch roughly, summarize, condense, adumbrate
coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant; extrinsic, incidental
extraneous
Opposite of intrinsic, relevant, pertinent, germane
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.; commencement, inauguration, outset
inception
Opposite of completion, conclusion, termination
a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, etc.); affliction, malady, defect
infirmity
lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile; vapid, insipid, peurile, childish
jejune
Opposite of stimulating, mature
stubborn, unyielding; obstinate, adamant
obdurate
Opposite of yielding, tractable, flexible
a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent; mélange, farrago, medley, hodgepodge
potpourri
Opposite of homogenous or uniform group
showing unusually early development(especially in talents/mental capacity); forward, gifted, advanced
precocious
Opposite of backward, retarded, slow
delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel; brutal, vicious, inhuman, fiendish
sadistic
Opposite of masochistic, clement, humane, merciful
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy; aphoristic, epigrammatic, moralistic
sententious
Opposite of discursive, diffuse, episodic
to beg earnestly & humbly; plead, petition, implore, entreat
supplicate
*suplicar in spanish means to plead, beg
(n) an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust, glut (v) to feed or supply w/ anything to excess, cloy, satiate
surfeit
Opposite of (n) dearth, paucity, lack
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious; ciruitous, serpentine, labyrinthine
tortuous
Opposite of direct, straight, straightforward; think of torquere in Latin, it means "to twist"
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language
turgid
Opposite of muted, understated, unadorned, austere
(adj) firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible
adamant
Opposite of yielding, flexible, pliable
a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified; hullabaloo, tumult, pandemonium, furor
brouhaha
(n) a strong defense or protection, a solid-wall-like structure for defense, citadel, bastion, rampart, stronghold (v) to provide such defense or protection
bulwark
Opposite of (n) breach, weak point in the defense
easily made angry, bad-tempered; irascible, testy, splenetic, bilious
choleric
Opposite of affable, genial, even-tempered
to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit
cloy
Opposite of whet, stimulate
to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce; limit, abbreviate, abridge, contract
curtail
Opposite of protract, extend
courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as a superior; consideration, courtesy
deference
Opposite of contempt, disrespect, scorn, or disdain
conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done; exhaustive, authoritative
definitive
Opposite of tentative or inconclusive
the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, etc.; facial appearance, mien; conduct, behavior, bearing, carriage
demeanor
puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood; baffling, mysterious
enigmatic
Opposite of intelligible, understandable, fathomable
(adj, adv) without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; improvised, unrehearsed, spontaneous (n) extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
impromptu
Opposite of planned, prepared, premeditated
excessively & objectionable sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor; maudlin, mushy, nauseating, sentimentalized
mawkish
Opposite of unsentimental, callous, insensitive
to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (emotion-wise), assuage, appease, placate, to reduce in intensity
mollify
Opposite of enrage, exacerbate, aggravate, anger
something that is heavy or burdensome (as in an unwelcome repsonsibility); a stigma; blame; burden, obligation, duty
onus
a vague sense of approaching misfortune; foreboding, premonition, hunch
presentiment
(adj) given over to dissipation & self-indulgence; immoral; recklessly extravagant; prodigal, improvident (n) a person given to self-indulgent spending; spendthrift
profligate
Opposite of (adj) penny-pinching, frugal, economical
to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as penalty/punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer; pay, absolve, subside, abate
remit
needed, necessary, regarded as essential/indispensable; obligatory; incumbent; required*
requisite
Opposite of nonessential, superfluous, or optional
of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do w/ clothes or dress (especially men's)
sartorial
to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate; foil, baffle
thwart
Opposite of aid, assist, abet, or further
(v) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
corroborate
Opposite of (adj) refute, contradict, undermine, discredit
fair, just, embodying principles of justice; right, reasonable, evenhanded
equitable
Opposite of unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
to steal, especially in a sneaky way & in petty amounts; pilfer, purloin, swipe
filch
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming; amend
ameliorate
Opposite of worsen, aggravate, exacerbate