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Caustic
Adjective,
-able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action,
-movie critics, sarcasitics
-sharp and biting
-Why is it that so many successful theatre critics seem to possess sharp tongues and caustic wits?
SYN: keen, mordant, venomous, corrosive, trenchant,
ANT: milf, amiable, saccharine
Caustic
Adjective,
-able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action,
-movie critics, sarcasitics
-sharp and biting
-Why is it that so many successful theatre critics seem to possess sharp tongues and caustic wits?
SYN: keen, mordant, venomous, corrosive, trenchant,
ANT: mild, amiable, saccharine
Censor
noun and verb
-remove of material
-to examine for and remove objectionable material
-My parents believe that prime-time TV programs should be carefully censored in order to protect children from watching "adult" material.
SYN: expurgate, bowdlerize, excise, comstorckery, expunge,
Censure
noun and verb
-open and strong criticism or disapproval
-some official deletes some information
-sold in public manner
-to criticize severely; to disapprove strongly,
SYN: rebuke, reproof, upbraid, chastise, blameworthy
ANT:praise, extol, applaud, laudable, commend, mertoroius

I am very wary or anyone who is too quick to censure and too slow to frogive.
Chagrin
noun and verb
- irritation, embaarassment, or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration
-to cause such a feeling
SYN: vexatoin, annoyance, mortification, vexannoy, abash
ANT: jubilation, exultation, delight, elation, elate

Since Alex prides himself on his skills as a politician, his failure to win election to the student council chagrined her deeply.
Charlatan
Noun
- anyone who claims to have skills or knowledge that he or she doesn't possess
- poser, crack-pot
SYN: quack, impostor, mountebank, humbug, fraud
Chronic
Adjective
-continuing over a long period of time or recurring often.

The poor women suffers terribly from chonic arthritis.

There have been long periods when our economy has been plagued by chronic inflation.

SYN: prolonged, constant, ingrained, perennial
ANT: transitory, transient, evanescent, ephemeral, sporadic,
Circuitous
Adjective
-Indirect or roundabout; long-winded,
-around and around

His style of writing is so circuitous and diffuse that i often get lost half-way through the paragraph.

SYN: winding, meandering, rambling, sinuous, oblique, digressive
ANT: difect, unswerving, unveering
Circumspect
Adjective
-cautious or prudent,
Since you don't know most salespeople personally, always be as circumspect as possible in your dealing wiht them.

SYN: careful, watchiful, vigilate, judicoius, wary,

ANT: careless, imprudent, straightforward, tactless
Circumvent
Verb
-to get around or avoid, by trickery,

SYN: bypass, evade, dodge
ANT: obey, observe, respect


IF people are not in agreement with a given law, they may attempt to ignore or circumvent it.
Clandestine
Adjective
-concealed from view so as to hide one's purpose.

Try as they might, federal agents were unable to lovate the clandestine printing press that had turned out the counterfeir 100$ bills.