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Bleak
Desolate,windswept,bare/Cold,gloomy
Synoyms:barrenraw harsh chilling forbidding dour dismal dreary drab somber grim cheerless depressing
Antonyms:lush verdant balmy mild rosy temperate cheerful blithe joyful positive upbeat promising encouraging bright sunny
Blight
Destroy growth of/impairs growth
Synonyms:nip wither shrivel blast ruin devastate frustrate foil dash bane scourge plague eyesore
Antonyms:foster nourish promote stimulate stimulus stimulant
Blithe
Merry and carefree/reckless
Synonyms:lighthearted jolly jocund jovial buoyany sprightly mirthful happy-go-lucky lightminded heedless indifferent nonchalant blase
Antonyms:morose saturnine gloomy despondant morbid melancholy pensive solemn dour
Boisterous
Noisy and rowdy
Synoyms:loud obstreperous vociferous clamorous unruly disorderly riotous uproarious disruptive turbulent tempestuous
Antonyms:quiet peaceful tranquil halycon calm orderly muted hushed muffled sedate
Bombastic
Pompous or inflated in language
Synonyms:grandiloquent grandlose hyperbolic highsounding highflown highfalutin extravagent swollen bloated turgid fustian rant claptrap
Antonyms:plain direct straightforward lean spare unvarnished unembelished artless unpretentious terse succinct muted
Boorish
Rude or unrefined
Synonyms:vulgar uncouth gauche crude crass churlish illbred lowbred illmannered unmannerly lout yahoo
Antonyms:urbane suave polished tactful discreet diplomatic savoirfaire social savvy finesse
Boycott
to refuse to buy/an instance of such treatment
Synoyms:ban proscribe ostracize blacklist blackball embargo
Antonyms:patronize fraternize support endorse sanction approve
Brash
Bold,hasty,thoughtless
Synonyms:rash reckless foolhardy impetuous precipitate impudent saucy impertinent brazen shameless tactless gauche
Antonyms:cautious prudent circumspect wary tactful considerate
Bravado
Swaggering show of false bravery
Synonyms:braggadocio swagger blustr cockiness bluff
Antonyms:Fearlessness intrepidity gallantry audacity bravery valr pluck daring stoutheartedness dauntlessness
Brusque
Short or Abrubt
Synonyms:curt blunt terse guff rough sharp harsh uncivil impolite
Antonyms:civil polite cordial affable voluble effusive
ambi
latin prefix meaning both or around
amphi
Greek prefix both or around
Be
prefix meaning thoroughly or completely
Vert,vers
latin root meaning turn
quisling
A traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country.
shrapnel
Fragments from an exploded artillery shell, mine, or bomb.
Maverick
An unbranded range animal
mesmerize
hypnotize
lynch
To execute without due process of law, especially to hang, as by a mob
sadistic
The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
Chauvinist
Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind
masochistic
pleasure from hurting yourself
Achilles' heel
a weakness
Tantilize
To excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach.
Macho
manly
embargo
A prohibition; a ban
boycott is a similar word
pecadillo
A small sin or fault.