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superfluous
(adj) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

S: surplus, supererogatory
A: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
lucid
(adj) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane

S: limpid, intelligible
A: murky, muddy, obscure, untelligible
intricate
(adj) complicated; difficult to understand

S: complex, convolted
A: simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated
postumous
(adj) occurring or published after death

S: postmortem
A: prenatal
prim
(adj) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

S: fussy, fastidious, squeamish
A: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose, lax
sardonic
(adj) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

S: caustic, mordant, acerbic, wry
A: bland, mild, saccharine, good-natured
supplant
(v) to take the place of, supersede

S: replace, displace, oust
incessant
(adj) never stopping, going on all the time

S: ceaseless, constant, uninterupted
A: occasional, sporadic, intermittent
impoverished
(adj) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted

S: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent
A: rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperus
taunt
(v) to jeer at, mock; (n) an insulting or mocking remark

S: ridicule, deride
A: cheer, qpplaud, acclaim
hamper
(v) to hold back

S: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit
A: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
hew
(v) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

S: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
tenacious
(adj) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

S: obstinate, stubborn, dogged
A: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack
atone
(v) to make up for

S: expiate, make amends for
bondage
(n) slavery; any state of being b ound or held down

S: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
A: freedom, liberity, independence
credible
(ad) believable

S: plausible, acceptable, likely
A: unbelievable, implausible, improbable
defray
(v) to pay for

S: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill
diligent
(adj) hardworking, industrious, not lazy

S: assiduous, sedulous
A: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
doleful
(adj) sad; dreary

S: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous
A: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
ghastly
(adj) frightful, horrible; deathly pale

S: dreadful, appalling, gruesome, grisly
A: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful