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adj. doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives
syn: skeptical
ant: idealistic; optimistic
cynical
adj. having opposing attudes or feelings toward a person,thing, or idea; uncertain
syn: indecisive
ant: resolute
ambivalent
n. a leader who appeals to citizens' emotions to obtain power
syn: rabble-rouser
demagogue
adj. quiet and modest; reserved
syn: prim
ant: indiscreet
demure
adj. wihtout fear; brave
syn: bold; fearless
ant: cowardly
intrepid
adj. extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter
syn: impoverished; penniless
ant: affluent
destitue
adj. scholarly; learned
syn: educated
ant: unlettered; illiterate
erudite
n. a difficult choice between unfavorable options; a seemingly unsolvable problem
syn: predicament
dilemma
n. the highest point of attainment; the end or climax
syn: apex
ant: nadir
culmination
v. to be of the same opinion; to agree with
syn: support; agree
ant: dispute; differ
concur
v. to lessen in violence or intensity
syn: subside; decrease
ant: intesify; increase
abate
n. conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior
syn: propriety
ant: inappropriateness
decorum
v. to detest; to hate strongly
syn: despise; loathe
ant: love; adore
abhor
v. to distribute; to give out sparingly
ant: hoard
dole
n. the whole range or extent
gamut
n. one who is outgoing; one who is energizzed
ant: introvert
extrovert
adj. amusing in an odd or whimsical way
syn: quaint
droll
n. intentional deceit in speech or conduct
syn: deception
ant: straightforwardness
duplicity
n. a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group
effigy
adj. stern; severe; plain
syn: strict; unadorned
ant: luxurious; indulgent
austere
v. to strive to be equal to; to imitate
syn: copy
emulate
adj. dry and withered
syn: desiccated; arid
ant: lush
sere
v. to increase the value or beauty of something
syn: improve; heighten
ant: deminish; decrease
enhance
adj. feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing
syn: repentant; remorseful
ant: shameless; unrepentant
contrite
adj. noble; genreous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
magnanimous
v. to pronounce clearly and distinctly
syn: articulate
ant: slur
enunciate
v. to work with another toward a goal
syn: cooperate
collaborate
v. to confine; to retain in legal custody
syn: confiscate
ant: release
impound
adj. faultless; without sin or blemish
syn: immaculate; faultless; irreproachable
ant: fallible; blameworthy
impeccable
v. to summon forth
syn: conjure up; elicit
evoke
adj. without sense or meaning; silly
syn: foolish; insipid
ant: significant; meaningful
inane
adj. exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
syn: oily
ant: genuine; sincere
unctuous
n. one who chooses to live outside of or renounce his or her native country
expatriate
adj. unkempt
syn: slovenly
ant: tidy
frownzy
adj. hatefully or shockingly evil
syn: abhorrent; horrid
heinous