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anecdote
a short account of an incident in someone's life

Syn: tale, story, sketch,
vignette, yarn
consolidate
to combine, unite; to make solid or firm

Syn: strenthen, firm up,
merge
Ant: scatter, disperse,
dissipate, separate
counterfeit
an imitation designed to deceive; not genuine, fake; to make an illegal copy

Syn: false, phony, bogus
Ant: genuine, real, authentic
docile
easily taught, led, or managed; obedient

Syn: manageable, teachable,
pliant
Ant: unruly, wayward,
intractable, disobedient
dominate
to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over, command due to height

Syn: control, govern, overlook
entreat
to beg, implore, ask earnestly

Syn: plead, beseech
Ant: clamor for
fallible
capable of being wrong, mistaken, or inaccurate

Syn: imperfect, errant
Ant: foolproof, unfailing,
flawless
fickle
liable to change very rapidly, erratic; marked by a lack of constancy or steadiness, inconsistent

Syn: capricious,inconstant, faithless
Ant: constant, steady,
invariable
fugitive
one who flees orruns away; fleeting, lasting a very short time; wandering, difficult to grasp

Syn: runaway, deserter, elusive
Ant: lasting, enduring,
permanent
grimy
very dirty, covered with dirt or soot

Syn: filthy, sooty, soiled,
dirt-encrusted
Ant: spotless, immaculate,
spick-and-span
iota
a very small part or quantity

Syn: speck, dab, jot, bit,
smidgen
Ant: flood, deluge, glut,
avalanche
maul
to beat or knock about, handle roughly; to mangle; a heavy hammer

Syn: rough up, manhandle,
batter
potential
possible, able to happen; something that can develop or become a reality

Syn: possibility, capability
Ant: actual, real, unlikely
impossible
radiant
shining, bright; giving forth light or energy

Syn: glowing, brilliant,
dazzling, resplendent
Ant: dull, tarnished,
lackluster
rural
relating to farm areas and life in the country

Syn: countrified, rustic
Ant: urban, metropolitan,
citified
substantial
large, important; major, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material

Syn: considerable, big, tangible
Ant: minor, insignificant,
negligible
tactful
skilled in handling difficult situations or people, polite

Syn: skillful, diplomatic,
discreet
Ant: clumsy, gauche,
boorish, indiscreet
tamper
to interfere with; to meddle rashly or foolishly with; to handle in a secret and improper way

Syn: monkey with, fool with, mess with
ultimate
last, final, mostimportant or extreme, eventual, basic, fundamental

Syn: farthest, furthest,
terminal
Ant: first, initial, most
immediate, nearest
uncertainty
doubt, the state of being unsure

Syn: doubtfulness,
unsureness, hesitation
Ant: sureness, certainty,
confidence