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apostate
n;
one who forsakes his or her religion
syn: renegade, defector
ant: loyalist
bravado
n;
a display of false or assured courage
syn: swagger, bluster
ant: mettle, bravery
consensus
n;
a collective or general agreement of opinon
syn: unanimity,accord,harmony
ant: disscord, dissagreement
constrict
v;
to make smaller or narrower, to falter
syn: contract, curb, restrain
ant: enlarge, dilate, expand
dichotomy
n;
a division into two contradictory or mutually exclusive parts
syn: shcism, division
ant: uniformity, oneness
effusive
adj;
highly demonstrative, unrestrained
syn: gushy, lavish
ant: restrained,reserved,muted
euphoria
n;
a feeling of great happiness or well-being
syn: elation, bliss, rapture
ant: melancholy, depression
gothic
adj;
characterized by or emphasizing a gloomy setting
syn: sinister, eerie
impasse
n;
a dead end; a problem for which there is no solution
syn: deadlock, standoff, stalemate
lugubrious
adj;
sad, mournful, or gloomy
syn: doleful, dismal, melancholy
ant: merry, jovial
metamorphosis
n;
a complete transformation, as if by magic
syn: change, makeover
mystique
n;
an aura of attitude of mystery surrounding something or someone
syn: charisma
non sequitur
n;
an inference or conlusion that does not follow the facts or premises
syn: illogical reference, unsound conclusion
parlous
adj;
full of danger or risk, perilous
syn: hazardous
ant: safe, secure, risk-free
punctillo
n;
a minute detail of conduct; an instant of time
syn: fine point, nicety
quagmire
n;
soft, soggy mud or slush, an entrapping situation
syn: fen. marsh, bog, morass
quixotic
adj;
extravagantly idealistic
syn: fanciful, impractical, utopian
ant: realistic, down-to-earth, pragmatic
raconteur
n;
a person who tells stroeis and ancedotes with great skill
syn: storyteller, anecdotist
sine qua non
n;
an essential or indispensable element or condition
syn: necessity, requisite, desideratum
vendetta
n;
a prolonged fued, often between two families
syn: blood fead, rivalry