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Jeopardy
(n.) danger
Syn. risk, hazard, peril
Ant. safety, security
Meticulous
(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details
Syn. fastidious, painstakins, fussy
Ant. careless, megligent, sloppy
Nostalgia
(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness
Quintessence
(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
Syn. paragon, exemplar
Retrogress
(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
Syn. revert, degenerate, decline
Ant. advance, evolve, progress
Scrutinize
(v.) to examine closely
Syn. inspect, pore over
Ant. skim, scan, glance at
Tepid
(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
Syn. insipid, halfhearted, wishy-washy
Ant. heated, excited, enthusiastic
Adversary
(n.) an enemy, opponent
Syn. antagonist, rival, foe
Ant. friend, ally, supporter, cofederate
Alienate
(v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
Syn. seperate, drive apart, estrange
Ant. befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile`
Artifice
(n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
Syn. ruse, stratagem, contrivance
Coerce
(v.) to compel, force
Syn. pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
Ant. persuade, cajole
Craven
(adj. cowardly; (n.) a coward
Syn. fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
Ant. brave, courageous, valiant
Culinary
(adj.) of or related to cookin or the kitchen
Delete
(v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out
Syn. remove, cancel, expunge
Ant. inser, add, retain, include
Demise
(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty postion
Syn. decease, passing away, downfall
Ant. birth, beginning, commencement
Negligible
(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
Syn. trivial, inconsequential, insignificant
Ant. significant, crucial, momentous
Perpetuate
(v.) to make permanent or long lasting
Syn. continue, preseerve, prolong indefinitely
Ant. discontinue, abolish, abandon
Precedent
(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
Syn. guide, tradition, model
Punitive
(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment
Syn. penalizing, retaliatory
Redress
(v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief form wrong or injury
Syn. (v.) rectify, correct, mitigate
Sojourn
(n.) a temporart stay; (v.) to stay for a time
Syn. (n.) visit, stopover, bfief stay
Urbane
(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
Syn. elegant
Ant. crude, uncouth, boorish
Affiliated
(adj., part.) associated, connected
Syn. attached, related, joined
Ant. dissociated, unconnected
Ascertain
(v.) to find out
Syn. discover, determine, establish
Attainment
(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
Syn. achievement, fulfillment
Ant. failure, defeat, frustration
Bequeath
(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
Syn. transmit, bestow, hand down
Cogent
(adj.) forceful, convinging; relevant, to the point
Syn. persuasive, compelling
Ant. weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevent
Coverge
(v.) to move toward one point, apprach nearer together
Syn. meet, unite, intersect, merge
Ant. diverge, seperate
Disperse
(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
Syn. break up, dispel
Ant. collect, congregate, assemble, muster
Esteem
(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judement
Syn. respect, admire, honor, revere
Ant. distain, scorn; (n.) contempt
Expunge
(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
Syn. delete, efface, annihilate
Ant. insert, mark, imprint, impress
Finite
(adj.) having limit; lasting for a limited time
Syn. bounded, measurable
Ant. immeasurable, unlimited, everlasting, eternal
Invulnerable
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
Syn. impregnalbe, impervious, immune
Ant. exposed, unprotected, defenseless
Malevolent
(adj.) stimeful, showing ill will
Syn. malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
Ant. kind, benevolent, compassionate
Nonchalant
(adj.) coll and conifdent, unconcerned
Syn. composed, unruffled, infidderent, blase
Ant. perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
Omniscient
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
Syn. wise, all-knowing
Ant. ignorant, unknowing
Panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
Syn. universal cure, easy solution
Scrupulous
(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, pricipled
Syn. painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
Ant. careless, neglilgent, remiss, dishonest
Skulk
(v.) to move about stealthy; to lie in hiding
Syn. lurk, slink, prowl
Supercilious
(adj.) proud and contemptous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Syn. snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
Ant. humble, meek, deferential, servile
Uncanny
(adj.) strange, mysterious, wierd, beyong explination
Syn. eerie, inexplicable, spooky
Venial
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
Syn. excusable, forgivable
Ant. inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable
Altruistic
(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
Syn. selfless
Ant. selfish, self-centered
Assent
(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
Syn. (v.) concur, consent, accede
Ant. (v.) disagree, differ, dissent
Benefactor
(n.) one who does good to others
Syn. patron, humanitarian
Ant. misanthrope, malefactor
Fallow
(adj.) plowed but not seede; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed
Syn. (adj.) unproductive, inert, dormant
Ant. (adj.) productive, fertile, prolific
Harass
(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
Syn. annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer
Exhilerarate
(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
Syn. stimulate, excite, gladden
Ant. discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
Inclement
(anj.) stormy, harsh; sever in attitude or action
Syn. blustery, tempetuous, implaclable
Ant. mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
Muse
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
Syn. meditate, contemplate, daydream
Chivalrous
(adj.) marked by honor, coutesy, and courage; knightly
Syn. gallant, civil, valiant
Ant. crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
Clemency
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
Syn. leniency, forbearance, gentleness
Ant.harshness, severity, cruelity, inflexibility
Dearth
(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
Syn. insufficiency, want, paucity
Ant. surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
Difident
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reversed
Syn. timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
Ant. bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
Discrepancy
(n.) a difference, a like in agreement
Syn. disagreement, divergence, inconsistency
Ant. agreement, convergence, consistency
Embark
(v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
Syn. commence, launch, begin, board
Facile
(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
Syn. effortless, assured, poised, specious
Ant. labored, awkward, halting
Indomitable
(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yeild
Syn. unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
Ant. surendering, submassive, yeilding
Infallible
(adj.) free frome error; absolutely dependalbe
Syn. unerring, certain
Ant. imperfet
Plod
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
Syn. lumber, trudge
Ant. scamper, skip, prance
Pungent
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
Remiss
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
Syn. negligent, lax, slack
ANt. scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
Repose
(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxatio, peace of mind, calmness
Syn. (v.) sleep; (n.) tranquility, respite
Ant. (n.) exertion, wakefulness, turmult, bustle, ado
Temerity
(n.) rashness, boldness
Syn. recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
Ant. timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
Truculent
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
Syn. brutal, savage, belligerent, vitiolic
Ant. gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
Unfeigned
(adj.) sincere, real, withour pretense
Syn. genuine, hearfelt
Ant. insincere, simulated, phony
Virulent
(adj.) extremely poisonous; ful of calice; spiteful
Syn. venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
Ant. innocuous, harmless, benign
Accede
(v.) to yeild to; to assume an office or dignity
Syn. consent, concur, comply, assent
Ant. demur, balk at
Brandish
(v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
Syn. swing, shake
Comprise
(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
Syn. compose, sonstitute, encompass
Ant. exclude
Deft
(adj.) skillful, nimble
Syn. desterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
Ant. clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
Destitute
(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
Syn. wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
Ant. rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
Explicit
(adj.) definite, clearly stated
Syn. distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
Ant. vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit
Extirpate
(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
Syn. uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
Ant. implant, sow, foster, nourish
Inopportune
(adj.) coming at a bid time; no approriate
Syn. ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropiate, unsuitable
Ant. timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune
Ironic
(adj.) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected an what actually happend; given to irony, sarcastic
Syn. incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
Ant. straightforward, unequivocal
Musty
(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date
Syn. hackneyed, antiquated
Ant. fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
Officious
(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authroity
Syn. meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
Ant. reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
Omnious
(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
Syn. unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
Ant. propitious, auspicious, promising
Pinnacle
(n.) a high peak or point
Syn. apex, acme, summit, apogee
Ant. nadir, low point
Premeditaited
(adj., part.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned
Syn. preplanned, rehersed, calculated, prearranged
Ant. unplanned, spontaneous, impormptu
Rempant
(adj.) growing without check, running wild
Syn. widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
Ant. controlled, restrained
Solace
(n.) solace, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
Syn. (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up
Ant. (v.) vex, aggravate, upset
Stately
(adj.) dignified, majestic
Syn. grand, magnificent, imposing
Ant. lowly, hemble, servile, abject
Supple
(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
Syn. flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
Ant. stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
Venal
(adj.) open or marked by bribery or corruption
Syn. dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
Ant. honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
Amend
(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better
Syn. modify, improve, correct
Abhor
(v.) toregare with honor or loathing; to hate deeply
Syn. detest, despise, abominate
Ant. admire, cherish, respect, relish
Buffet
(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap, blow
Syn. (v.) batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss around
Chaos
(n.) great confusion, disorder
Syn. anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium
Ant. order, regularity, tranquility
Corrosive
(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
Syn. caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful
Ant. bland, mild, benign, amiable
Discern
(v.) to see clearly, recognize
Syn. perceive, detect, destinguish
Ant. overlook
Extant
(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
Syn. surviving, inexistence
Ant. extinct, defunct, vanished
Implicate
(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to
Syn. incriminate, entangle
Ant. absolve, exculpate
Inter
(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
Syn. unearth, exhume
Martinet
(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the ruled
Syn. taskmaster, slave driver
Obviate
(v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
Syn. preclude forestall, ward off
Renegade
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) tratiorous; unconventional, unorthodox
Syn. turncoat, defector, heretic
Ant. loyalist, patriot
Reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment
Syn. objectionalbe, blameworthy, culpable, odious
Ant. commendable, blameless, meritorious
Somber
(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
Syn. mournful, dismal
Ant. bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful, jaunty
Squalid
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased
Syn. dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
Ant. neat, spruce, exalted, lofty
Turbulent
(adj.) disorderly, ritous, violent; stormy
Syn. tumultuous, unruly, agitated
Ant. calm, placid, tranquil, still
Vociferous
(adj.) loud and nosiy; compelling attention
Syn. clamorous, uproarious, blustering
Ant. quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued
Voluminous
(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
Syn. bulky, massive, copious, plentiful
Ant. scant, meager, brief, succinct
Walve
(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temproarily, defer
Syn. decline, relinquish, forgo
Ant. clain, accept
Animostiy
(n.) a strong dislike; bitter hostility
Syn. enmity, rancor, antipathy
Ant. affection, fondness, rapport, amity
Apathy
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
Syn. indifference, disinterest, detachment
Ant. enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concern
Apprehensive
(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
Syn.worried, nervous, fretful, jettery
Ant. unworried, assured, confident, certain
Commend
(v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attection; to commit to the care of
Syn. applaud; entrust
Ant. abhor loathe
Compatible
(adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
Syn. harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
Ant. mismatched, incongruous, antagonisitic