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edifice
n. a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building
Syn: fortress
Ant: hovel
ambidextrous
adj. equally skillful with either hand
belated
adj. delayed
Syn: tardy; late
Ant: timely
animate
v. to give life or motion to
Syn: enliven, encourage, excite
Ant: quell
knead
v. to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
Syn: squeeze; rub; press
chauvinist
n. on having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs
egalitarian
adj. promoting equal rights for all people
Ant: elitist
berserk
adj. in a state of violent or destructive rage
Syn: frenzied
Ant: placid; complacent
ostentatious
adj. marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
Syn: grandiose
Ant: unobtrusive, bland
delude
v. to mislead; to fool
Syn: deceive
Ant: enlighten
elude
v. to escape notice; to get away from
Syn: avoid; evade; lose
Ant: attract
fallow
adj. inactive; unproductive
Syn: idle; barren
Ant: fertile; productive
blight
n. anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaulation
Syn: affliction; disease
Ant: enhancement
obsequy
n. a funeral rite or ceremony
denizen
n. an occupant; inhabitant
Syn: resident
Ant: emigrant; alien
fealty
n. obligated loyalty or faithfulness
Syn: devotion; fidelity; alliegiance
Ant: disloyalty; treachery
entice
v. to attract by offering reward or pleasure
Syn: tempt; lure
Ant: discourage
gratify
v. to please
Syn: satisfy; indulge
Ant: displease; disappoint
laggard
n. a slow person, esp. one who falls behind
Syn: straggler; dawdler
Ant: leader
gambit
n. maneuver or action used to gain an advantage
Syn: strategy; ploy; maneuver]
Ant: blunder