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adieu
n "farewell"; a farewell
syn: "So Long!"; a good-bye
ant: "Hello!"' a greeting
advent
n an arrival; a coming into place or view
syn: an arrival; influx
ant: a departure, going away, exodus
apex
n the highest point, tip
syn: a peak, summit, acme, a crowning point
ant: the bottom, nadir
assimilate
v to absorb fully or make one*s own, to adopt as one*s own; to adapt fully
syn: to digest, incorporate; to blend in
ant:
bogus
adj fake, counterfeit, false
syn: phony, fake, spurious
ant: genuine, authentic
exorbitant
adj unreasonably high; excessive
syn: extreme, inordinate, overpriced
ant: inexpensive, affordable, reasonable
interim
n the time between; adj tempoorary, coming between two points in time
syn: an interval, interlude, provisional, stopgap
ant:
inundate
v to flood, overflow, to overwhelm by numbers or size
syn: to submerge, deluge, swamp
ant:
malign
v to speak evil of; slander adj evil
syn: to defame, vilfy, badmouth, wicked
ant: to praise, commend; kind benevolent
meander
v to wander about, wind about; n a sharp turn or twist
syn: to ramble, wander, roam zigzag twist
ant: to proceed in a straight line
metropolis
n a largy city; the chief city of an area
syn: a large urban center
ant: a hamlet, village
momentous
adj very important
syn: consequential, weighty, portentous
ant: trivial, slight, inconsequential, unimportant
obstreperous
adj noisy, unruly, disorderly
syn: wild, rowdy, uncontrolled, ritous, noisy
ant: quiet, well*behaved, docile
pensive
adj thoughtful, melancholy
syn: dreamy, reflective, contemplative, wistful
ant:
perilous
adj danger
syn: risky, chancy, hazardous, unsafe
ant: safe, secure, harmless
shoddy
adj of poor quality, characterized by inferior, dishonest workmanship
syn: flimsy, cheap, tacky, imitative
ant: well*made, solid, durable; superior
sprightly
adj lively, full of life, spicy, flavorful
syn: frisky, peppy, spirited, animated, buoyant
any: sullen, spiritless, dull, morose, sluggish
surly
adj angry and bad*tempered, rude
syn: gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile
ant: polite, gracious, civil, friendly, genial
tirade
n a long, angry speech; usually very critical
syn: a harangue, diatribe, toungue*lashing
ant:
vagrant
n an idle wandere, tramp adj wandering aimlessly
syn: a drifter, vagabond, hobo, nomad
ant: a stay*at*home, homebody, a resident