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acquisitive
able to get and retain ideas or info; concerned with acquiring wealth or property

ADJ
Synonyms: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive<br />
Antonyms: altruistic, unretentive
arrogate
to claim or take w/o right

V
Synonmys: expropriate, usurp, comandeer<br />
Antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
banal
hackneyed, trite, commonplace

ADJ
SYNONMYMS: stale, inspid
ANTONYMS:fresh, novel, original, new
belabor
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly

V
SYNONYM: overwork
carping
tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nagging, or hairsplitting way

ADJ
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petty, nagging criticism
N
to a
Synonyms-- nit-picking, carping

Antonyms-- approving, uncritical
coherent
holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

ADJ
synonyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive

A- muddled, chaotic, disjointed
congeal
to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

V
S-- harden, jell, coagulate

A-- melt, liquefy
emulate
to imitate witht he intent of equaling or surpassing the model

V
s- copy, mimcic, rival, match, measure up to
encomium
a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

N
S- panegyric, eulogy, commendation

A- condemnation, castigation, criticism
eschew
to avoid, shun, keep away from

V
S-= abstain from, steer clear of, forgo


A-- embrace, adopt
germane
relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

ADJ
S- pertinent

A- irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
insatiable
so great or demanding as not to be satisfied

ADJ
S- unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
intransigent
refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

ADJ
S--- uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate

A- lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
invidious
offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

ADJ
S-- malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative


A- complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
largesse
generosity in giving, lavish or bountiful contributions

N
S- liberality, munificence, bounty

A- stinginess, miserliness, niggrdliness
reconaissance
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

N
S- scouting expedition
substantiate
to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

V
S- verify, confirm, validate, authenticate


A- refute, disprove, invalidate
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

ADJ
S- tight-lipped, uncommunative, laconic

A- garrulous, laquacious, prolix, verbose
temporize
to stall or act evasively in order to gain tiome, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

V
S- hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
tenable
capable of being held or defended

adj
S- defensible, justifiable,maintainable


A- indefensible, unjustifiable