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acme
(n) the highest point
S: summit, top, peak, pinnacle
A: low point, bottom, nadir
attribute
(n) a quality or characteristic belong to or associated with someone or something. (v) to assign to, credit with
S: (n) trait; (v) ascribe
belittle
(v) to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
S: minimize, underrate, disparage A: exaggerate, magnify, overestimate
convey
(v) to transport; transmit; communicate; make known
doctrine
(n) belief, principle or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles
excise
(v) to remove by cutting; (n) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a service. S: cut out, delete, expunge
A: put in, insert, interpolate
exotic
(adj) foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual. S: strange, alien, picturesque, colorful A: native, indigenous, familiar, commonplace
haggard
(adj) thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
S: drawn, gaunt, waster
A: healthy, glowing, radiant, hale and hearty
jaunty
(adj)lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance S: unconcerned, lighthearted A: downcast, dejected, glum
juncture
(n) a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time. S: union, seam, joint, turning poing
menial
(adj) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks S: underling, scullion, servant A: lofty, elevated; boss, master
parry
(v) to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; (n) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
predatory
preying on, plundering, or piratical S: looting, pillaging, ravenous, rapacious
ravage
(v) to destroy, lay waste, ruin; (n) ruinous damage, destruction S: wreck, devestate A: spare
stance
(n) a way of holding the body; an attitude or position of an issue S: posture, bearing
tawdry
(adj) showy and flashy but lacking in good taste S: loud, garish, gaudy, tacky, vulgar A: refined, tasteful, subdued, muted
turncoat
(n) a person who switches to an opposing side or party S: traitor, quisling, deserter, renegade A: loyalist, diehard
unassuming
(adj) not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest A: conceited, pretentious, self-important
wallow
(v) to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulte 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 S: delight in, bask in
waver
(v) to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision S: hesitate, falter A: stand firm, be resolute