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austere
adj. - severely plain
syn: puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, forbidding, rigorous
ant: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
beneficent
adj. - performing acts of kindness; doing good
syn: humanitarian, magnanimous
ant: cruel, deleterious, harmful
cadaverous
adj. - pale, gaunt, corpse-like
syn: wasted, haggard, ghastly, emaciated
ant: robust, portly, rosy
concoct
v. - devise, invent, fabricate, prepare by combining ingredients
syn: create, rustle up
crass
adj. - coarse, unfeeling; stupid
syn: vulgar, oafish, obtuse, tasteless, crude
ant: refined, polished, brilliant, elegant
debase
v. - to lower in character, quality, or value; degrade, adulterate
syn: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
ant: elevate, uplift, enhance
desecrate
v. - to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
syn: profane, defile, violate
ant: revere, venerate, consecrate, honor
disconcert
v. - to confuse, to disturb the composure of
syn: upset, rattle, faze, perturb, ruffle
ant: relax, calm, put at ease
grandiose
adj. - grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
syn:bombastic, highfalutin, majestic
ant: simple, unaffected, humble, modest
inconsequential
adj. - trifling, unimportant
syn: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
ant: important, essential, crucial, vital
infraction
n. - breakign of a law or obligation
syn: transgression, breach, offense
mitigate
v. - to make milder, to moderate in force or intensity
syn: lessen, alleviate, diminish
pillage
v. - to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder
n. - the act of looting, booty
syn: v. - ravage, sack, loot
prate
v. to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
syn: chatter, prattle, blabber, palaver
ant: come to the point, not waste words
punctilious
adj. - very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
syn: precise, scrupulous, fussy, finicky, exacting
ant: careless, negligent, lax, prefunctory
redoubtable
adj. - inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
syn: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
ant: laughable, risible, contemptible
reprove
v. to find fault with, scold, rebuke
syn: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
ant: praise, comment, laud, pat on the back
restitution
n. - the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
syn: compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
stalwart
adj. - strong and sturdy, brave, resolute
n. - a brave, stron person, a strong supporter; one who takes an uncomprising position
syn: adj. - sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; n. - mainstay
ant: adj. - weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
vulnerable
adj. - open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
syn: defenseless, exposed, unguarded
ant: invincible, protected, safe, secure