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altercation
n. a heated argument
syn: quarrel, dispute
ant: agreement, harmony
lexicon
n. a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place
syn: jargon; argot; cant
ant:
hue
n. a particular shade of a given color
syn:
ant:
galvanize
v. to startle into sudden activity
syn:stimulate
ant:enervate
sanction
n. permission; support
hyperbole
n. extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
syn:
ant:understatement
ominous
adj. threatening; foreboding evil
syn: sinister
ant: comforting
audacity
n. rude boldness; nerve
syn: insolence; impudence
ant: decorum
evince
v. to demonstrate clearly to prove
syn:manifest
ant:
implacable
adj. unable to appeased or pacified
syn: inflexible; relentless
ant: pacified assuage
exhort
v. to to urge on with stirring words
syn: encourage
ant:
incarcerate
v. to put into prison; to confine
syn:imprison; constrain
ant: liberate; free
incisive
adj. sharp; keen; cutting straight to the heart of the matter
syn: piercing; acute
ant: superficial; dull
expedient
adj. practical; providing an immediate advantage (especially when serving one's self-interest)
syn:effective
ant:feckless
pertinent
adj. having to do with the subject at hand; relevant
syn:
ant:unrelated; extraneous