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Altercation
n. heated argument

Syn: quarrel, dispute

Ant: agreement, harmony
Lexicon
n. dictionary, specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place

Syn: jargon, argot, cant
Hue
n. a particular shade of a given color
Galvanize
v. startle into a sudden activity

Syn: Stimulate

Ant: Enervate
Sanction
n. permission, support
Hyperbole
n. extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally


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
Implacable
adj. unable to be appeased or pacified

Syn: inflexible, relentless

Ant: pacified, assuaged
Exhort
v. to urge on with stirring words

Syn: encourage
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

Ant: unrelated, extraneous