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Jaded
(adj.) Wearied, worn-out, dulled

syn. sated, surfeited, cloyed

ant. unspoiled, uncloyed
Approbation
(n.) The expression of approval or favorable opinion. prouse; official approval

syn. commendation, sanction

ant.disapproval, condemnation, censure
Asuage
(v.) To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet,calm; to put an end to appease, satisfuy, quence.

syn: mitigate, alleviate, slake, alloy

ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
Coalition
(n.) A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

syn: alliance, league, federation, combine.

ant: splinter group
Decadence
(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

syn: degeneration, corruption

ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
Elicit
(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source.

syn: call forth, evoke, extract, educe.

ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
Expostulate
(v.) to attempt t odissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
Hackneyed
(adj.) Used so often as to lack freshness or originality

syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny

ant: new, fresh, novel, original
Hiatus
(n.) A gap, opening, break

syn: pause, lacuna
ant: continuity, continuation
Innuendo
(n.) A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference

syn: insinuation, intimation

ant: direct statement
Intercede
(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go between in a disagreement.

syn: intervene, mediate
Lurid
(adj.) Causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint.

syn: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly

ant: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
Meritorious
(adj.) Worthy, deserving recognition and praise.

syn: praise worth, laudable, commendable

ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
Petulant
(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset.

syn: irritable, testy, waspish

ant: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable
Prerogative
(n.) A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence.

syn: perquisite, perk
Provincial
(adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from on outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony.

syn: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochila, insular, naive

ant: (adj.)cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
Simulate
(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

syn: feign, pretend, affect
Transcend
(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

syn: surpass, outstrip
Umbrage
(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vage suspicion.

syn: irritation, pique, annoyance

ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
Unctuous
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or peity; fatty, cily, pliable

syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy

ant: gruff, blunt
Abominate
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for

syn: loathe, abhor, despite, detest

ant: relish, savor, cherish, esteam
Acculturation
(n.) The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contance with those of another; the resultant blend

syn: adaptation
Adventitious
(adj.) Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.

syn: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous

ant: essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
Ascribe
(v.) To assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute.

syn: impute, credit, attribute
Circuitous
(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.

syn: indirect, meandering, winding

ant: straight, direct, as the crow flies.
Commiserate
(v.) To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.

syn: feel sorry for, empathize

ant: feel no sympathy for
Enjoin
(v.) To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit.

syn: bid, charge, command, adjure

ant: allow, permit
Expedite
(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster.

syn: accelerate, facilitate, speed up.

ant: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct.
Expiate
(v.) To make ammends, make up for; to avert.

syn: redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparation
Ferment
(n.) A state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulance; (v.) To be in or work in such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action.

syn: (n.) commotion, turmoil, unrest

ant: (n.) peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
Inadvertant
(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

syn: accidental, unconsidered

ant: deliberate, intentional, permidiated
Nominal
(adj.) Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.

syn: titular, token, trifling, inconsequential

ant: real, actual, exorbitant, excessive.
Noncommittal
(adj.) Not decisive or defenite; unwilling to take clear position or to say yes or no.

syn: cagey, uninformative, playing it safe

ant: positive, definite, commited
Peculate
(v.) To steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use.

syn: embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
Proclivity
(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency

syn: natural bent, penchant, propensity

ant: inability or incapability
Sangfroid
(n.) Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.

syn: poise, self-assurance, equanimity

ant: excitability, hysteria, flappability
Seditious
(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

syn: mutinous, rebellious, subversive

ant: supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
Tenuous
(adj.) Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; laching a sound basis, poorly supported.

syn: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy

ant: strong, solid, substantial, valid
Vitriolic
(adj.) Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting

syn: withering, acerbic, mordant

ant: bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
Wheedle
(v.) To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.

syn: cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk

ant: coerce, brow beat, intimidate, strong-arm
Amnesty
(n.) A general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
Autonomy
(n.) Self-government, political control

syn: home rule
Axiomatic
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule.

syn: taken for granted

ant: questionable, dubious, controversial
Blazon
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely

syn: broadcast, trumpet

ant: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
Caveat
(n.0 A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior.

syn: admonition, word to the wise
Equitable
(adj.) Fair, just, embodying principles of justice

syn: right, resonable, evenhanded

ant: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
Extricate
(v.) To free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

syn: disentangle, extract, disengage

ant: enmesh, entangle, involve
Flich
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts

syn: pilfer, purloin, swipe
Flout
(v.) To mock, treat with contempt

syn: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn

ant: obey, honor, revere, uphold
Fractious
(adj.) Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable.

syn: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish

ant: docile, tractable, cooperative
Precept
(n.) A rule of conduct or action.

syn: principle, maxim
Salutary
(adj.) Beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome

syn: salubrious, curative

ant: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
Scathing
(adj.) Bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

syn: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage

ant: bland, mild
Scourge
(v.) To whip, punish severly; (n.) A cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism.

syn: (v.) flog, beat; (n.) Bane, plague, pestillence

ant: (n.) Godsend, boon, blessing
Sepulchral
(adj.) Funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal.

syn: doleful, lugebrious, mortuary
Soporific
(adj.) Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep.

syn: (n.) narcotic, anesthetic

ant: (adj.) stimulating; (n.) stimulant, stimulus
Straitlaced
(adj.) Extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical

syn: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy

ant: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
Transient
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time.

syn: (adj.) impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent

ant: (adj.) permanent, imperishable, immortal
Unwieldy
(adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity.

syn: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical

ant: manageable, easy to handle
Vapid
(adj.) Dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

syn; insipid, lifeless, colorless

ant: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively