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epistle
a letter or literary composition in letter form
avid
enthusiastic; extremely interested
syn: voracious; eager ant: apathetic
gadfly
an irritating and persistent person
syn: nuisance; pest
humility
absence of vanity; humbleness
syn: modesty ant: vanity; arrogance
dolorous
exhibiting sorrow or pain
syn: mornful ant: joyous
gargantuan
of huge or extraordinary size and power
syn; gigantic; huge ant: tiny
arduous
difficult; requiring much effort
syn: strenuous; laborious ant; easy; unchallenging
affable
friendly; agreeable; easy to talk to
syn; amiable; good-natured ant: disagreeable; irascible
grandiloquent
poppous or high-flown in speech
syn; pretentious ant: plain-spoken
agrarian
concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land
syn: agricultural ant: urban; industrial
grimace
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
syn; scowl ant: smile
harangue
a long, strongly expessed sppech or lecture
syn: tirade
formidable
arousing fear or awe
syn; intimidating
sycophant
a flatterer; one who fawns on other in order to gain favor
syn; toady ant; contrarian
explicit
clearly and openly stated; leaving nothing to the imagination
syn; exact; precise ant; ambiguous; vague
altercation
a heated argument
syn; quarrel; dispute ant; agreement; harmony
lexicon
a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place
syn; jargon; argot; cant
hue
a particular shade of a given color
galvanize
to startle into sudden activity
syn; stimulate ant; enervate
sanction
permission; support
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
ant; understatment
ominous
threatening; foreboding evil
syn; sinister ant; comforting
audacity
rude boldness; nerve
syn; insolence; impudence ant; decorum
evince
to demonstrate clearly; to prove
implacable
unable to be appeased or pacified
syn; inflexible; relentless ant; pacified; assuaged
exhort
to urge on with stirring words
syn; encourage
incarcerate
to put into prison; to confine
syn; imprison; constrain ant; liberate; free
incisive
sharp; keen; cutting straight to the heart of the matter
syn; piercing; acute ant; superficial; dull
expedient
practical; providing an immediate advantage (especially when serving one's self-intrest)
syn; effective ant; feckless
pertinent
having to do with the subject at hand; relevant
ant; unrelated; extraneous