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aesthetic
pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty

syn: artistic
defunct
no longer in existence or functioning, dead

syn: extinct, nonexistent
ant: alive, extant
discomfit
to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass

syn: nonplus, disconcert, foil
espouse
to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry

syn: embrace, wed
ant: repudiate, disavow, renounce
fetish
an object believed to have magical powers; on object of unreasoning devotion or reverance

syn: charm, talisman, obsession
gregarious
living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others

syn: outgoing, extroverted
ant: aloof, introverted, reclusive
hapless
marked by a persistent absence of good luck

syn: unlucky, ill-starred, unfortunate
ant: lucky, charmed, fortunate
impeccable
faultless, beyond criticism or blame

syn: flawless, spotless, immaculate
ant: grimy, soiled, spotted, sulled
importune
to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently

syn: implore, entreat, dun, tax
interpolate
to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction

syn: injec, interpose, introduce
irreparable
incapable of being repaired or rectified

syn: irremediable
ant: remediable, fixable, reversible
laconic
concise, using few words

syn: terse, succinct, pithy, compact
ant: garrulous, prolix, loquacious, verbose
languish
to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect

syn: flag, wilt, fade, pine
mendacious
given to lying or deception; untrue

syn: untruthful, false
ant: truthful, veracious
nadir
the lowest point

syn: rock bottom
ant: apex, pinnacle, zenith
omnipresent
present in all places at all times

syn: ubiquitous, ever-present
perfunctory
done in a superficial or ahlfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm

syn: slapdash, cursory, shallow
ant: thorough, assiduous, diligent, meticulous
plaintive
expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy

syn: sad, doleful, lugubrious
ant: cheerful, blithe, joyous, merry
requite
to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service

syn: reimburse, recompense, avenge
tantamount
equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect

syn: indistinguishable from