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accrue
(v) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result Syn - collect, accumulate, proceed fromAnt - dewindle, decrease, diminish, lessen
annotation
(n) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion Syn - commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchyAnt - peace and quiet, order, tranquility
covert
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept a secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding placeSyn- undercover, clandestine, sub-rosaANt - Open, overt, undisguised
debonair
(adj.) pleasant, curteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance Syn - careful, jaunty, gracious, suave, urbaneAnt - distraught, aditated, boorish, churlish
dun
(v) to demand insistenly, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adk.) dark, dull, drab, dingy Syn - hound, pester, harass, nag
effacious
(adj) effective, producing results Syn - effectual, efficient, potent, powerfulAnt - ineffective, worthless, useless
fortuitous
(adj.) accidental, occuring by a happy chance Syn - unintentional, unplanned, random, luckyAnt - intentional, deliberate, premeditated
gist
(n.) the essential part, the main point, or essence Syn - substance, core, nucleus
gratuitous
(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted Syn - voluntary, unjustified, uncalled forAnt - justified, warranted
equanamity
(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic Syn - tranquility, imperturbabilityAnt- excitability, flappability, agitation
imperious
(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate, pressing, compelling Syn - domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperativeAnt - fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming
invective
(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative Syn - vituperation, abuse, diatribe, philippicAnt (n)-tribute, panegyric, encomium
motley
adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester Syn - (adj)Variegated, heterogenous, diverse; (n) foolAnt- (adj) uniform, homogenous, monochromatic
munificent
(adj.) extremely generous, lavish Syn - bounteous, liberalAnt- stingy, miserly, tightfisted, parsimonious
procrastinate
(v.) to delay, put off until laterSyn - stall, temporize, dillydally
provocative
(v.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying Syn - stimulating, arousing, vexing, gailingAnt - sull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
recondite
(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding Syn - esoteric, arcane, profound, abstruseAnt - simple, uncomplicated
reprobate
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprinicipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn Syn -(n)scoundrel, blackguard; (adj) immoral, corruptAnt - (n) saint, (adj) upright, virtuous, moral
sedentary
(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place Syn - seated, stationary, staticAnt - active, peripatetic, migratory