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Abject
ADJ- degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete & unrelieved
SYNO- wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter
ANTO- lofty, noble, exalted
agnostic
N- one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic
Adj- w/o the faith, skeptical
SYNO- doubter
ANTO- believer
complicity
N- involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
SYNO: connivance, collusion
ANTO: noninvolvement, innocence
Derelict
n- someone or something that is abandoned or neglected
Adj- left abandoned, neglectful of duty
SYNO: vagrant,remiss, delinquent
ANTO: punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous
Diatribe
N- a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
SYNO: harangue, tirade
ANTO: panegyric, encomium, eulogy
Effigy
N- a crude image of a despised person
SYNO: figure, figurine, likeness
Equity
N- the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair & equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortage or other claim
SYNO: justice, fairness, impartiality
ANTO: injustice, unfairness, bias, prejudice
inane
Adj- silly, empty of meaning or value
SYNO: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous,
ANTO: sensible, meaningful, profound
Indictment
ADJ- the act of accusng; a formal accusation
SYNO: charge, accusation
Indubitable
ADJ- certain, not to be doubted or denied
SYNO: unquestionable, indisputbable
ANTO: questionable, debataeable, dubious
Intermittent
ADJ-stopping & beginning again; sporadic
SYNO: fitful, spasmodic, random
ANTO: continuous, uninterrupted
Moot
ADJ- open to discussion and debate, unresolved
V- to bring up for discussion
N- hypothetical law case
SYNO: debatable, questionable
ANTO: undebatable, indisputable, self- evident
Motif
N- a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
Neophyte
N- a new convert, beginner, novice
SYNO: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
ANTO: veteran, past master, expert, pro
Perspicacity
N- keeness in observing & understanding
SYNO: acuity, acumen, discernment
ANTO: dullness, obtusenesss
Plenary
ADJ- complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
SYNO: unlimited, unrestricted
ANTO: limited, restricted, incomplete
Surveillance
N- a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
SYNO: observation, scrutiny, monitoring
Sylvan
ADJ- pertaining to or charcteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
SYNO: forested, arcadian
Testy
ADJ- easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
SYNO: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
ANTO: even-tempered, imperturable, unexciteable
Travesty
N- a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex;
V- to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
SYNO: burlesque, parody, caicature, farce