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Allege
(v) to assert without proff or confirmation
syn- claim, contend
ant- prove, deny
Arrant
adj shameless, blatent
syn- egregious, unmitigated
Badinage
N light and playful conversation
syn- banter, persiflage, repartee]
ant- sermon
Conciliate
V To overcome the distrust of, win over; pacify or make consistent
syn- placate, mollify, propitiate
ant- antagonize, alienate, estrange
Countermand
V to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
syn- recall, revoke
ant- reaffirm, reassert
Echelon
N one of a series of grades or organization, steplike formation or arangement
syn- level, rank
exacerbate
v to make more violent, severe, bitter or painful
syn- aggravate, intensify, worsen
ant- alleviate, mitigate, ameliorate
fatuous
adj - stupid or foolish in self satisfied way
syn- silly, vapid, inane, doltish
ant- sensible, intelligent, perceptive, bring
irrefutable
adj- impossible to disprove, beyond argument
syn- indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable
ant- disputable, indefensible, untenable
juggernaut
n a massive and inescapable force or object crushes everything in path
lackadaisical
adj lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
syn- listless, indolent, indifferent,, lax
ant- energetic, vigorous,wholehearted
litany
n a prayer consisting of short appeals to god recited bye the leader -any repetitive chant
syn- rigmarole, catalog, megillah
macabre
adj- grisly, gruesome, horrible, distressing, having death as a subject
syn- grotesque, grim, ghoulish
paucity
N inadequate quanitity, scarcity, dearth
syn- lack
ant- abundance, gult, plentitude, deluge
portend
v to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen -advance warning
syn- bode, foretell, forshadow, sugest
raze
v to tear down, destroy, cut or scrape off or out
syn- pull down, demolish, shave off
ant- build, construct, raise, erect
recant
v to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previsously been commited, renounce or retract
syn- repudiate, disavow
ant- reaffirm, reassert
saturate
v to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity, to satisfy fully
syn- permeate, drench, flood, imbue
ant- drain
saturnine
adj- of a gloomy or surly disposition, cold or slugish in mood
syn- sullen morose
ant- lighthearted, cheerful, vivacious
slough
v to cash off, discard, to get rid of something, or state of depression
syn- shed, slog
ant- take on, acquire, assume