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alliance
a joining together for some common purpose

Syn: pact, league, coalition

Ant: rift, split
bewilder
to puzzle completely; confuse

Syn: baffle, perplex

Ant: set straight, enlighten
buffoon
a clown; a coarse, stupid person

Syn: jester, fool
controversial
arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement

Syn: arguable, debatable
dishearten
to discourage

Syn: dismay, demoralize, dispirit

Ant: encourage, hearten
fruitless
not producing the desired results; unsuccessful

Syn: useless, vain, unproductive, futile

Ant: productive, effective
hostile
unfriendly, unfavorable, warlike; aggressive

Ant: friendly, cordial, peaceful
inflammable
easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused

Syn: combustible, flammable, excitable

Ant: fireproof, fire-resistant, calm
inflict
to give or cause something unpleasant; impose

Syn: deal out, visit upon

Ant: suffer, undergo, sustain
malignant
deadly; extremely harmful; evil; spiteful; malicious

Syn: lethal, wicked

Ant: wholesome, beneficial, benign
mortify
to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarasement or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering

Syn: humiliate, embarrass, abash
orthodox
in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things

Syn: traditional standard, customary

Ant: unusual, unconventional, heretical
procure
to obtain through special effort; to bring about

Syn: gain, acquire, achieve
scurry
to run quickly, scamper, hurry

Syn: rush, dash, scramble

Ant: trudge, plod, creep, crawl
sodden
soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless; dull; spiritless; listless

Syn: drenched, waterlogged, saturated

Ant: parched, arid
spirited
full of life and vigor; courageous

Syn: lively, antimated, gallant

Ant: lifeless, dull, lackluster
virtual
having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing

Syn: functioning as, equivalent to
void
completely empty; having no legal force or effect; empty or unfilled space; to cancel or nulify

Syn: invalid, vacant, bare

Ant: in effect, teeming with, confirm
wayward
disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious

Syn: perverse

Ant: docile, well-behaved, predictable
wince
to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; the act of drawing back in this way

Syn: flinch, shudder, recoil