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abject
(adj) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
Syn: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter
Ant: lofty, noble, exalted
agnostic
(n) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; (adj) without faith, skeptical
Syn:(n) doubter
Ant:(n) believer
complicity
(n) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
Syn: connivance, collusion
Ant: noninvolvement, innocence
derelict
(n) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; (adj) left abandoned; neglectful of duty
Syn:(n) vagrant;(adj) remiss, delinquent
Ant:(adj) punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous
diatribe
(n) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
Syn: hanangue, tirade
Ant: panegyric, encomium, eulogy
effigy
(n) a crude image of a despised person
Syn: figure, figurine, likeness
equity
(n) the state or quality of bein gjust, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
Syn: justice, fairness, impartiality
Ant: injustice, unfairness, bias, prejudice
inane
(adj) silly, empty of meaning or value
Syn: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous
Ant: sensible, meaningful, profound
indictment
(n) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
Syn: charge, accusation
indubitable
(adj) certain, not to be doubted or denied
Syn: unquestionable, indisputable
Ant: questionable, debatable, dubious
intermittent
(adj) stopping and beginning again, sporadic
Syn: fitful, spasmodic, random
Ant: continuous, uninterrupted
moot
(adj) open to discussion and debate, unresolved; (v) to bring up for discussion; (n) a hypothetical law case argued by students
Syn: (adj) debatable, questionable, (v) broach
Ant: (adj) undebatable, indisputable, self-evident
motif
(n) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
neophyte
(n) a new convert, beginner, novice
Syn: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
Ant: veteran, past master, expert, pro
perspicacity
(n) keenness in observing and understanding
Syn: acuity, acumen, discernment
Ant: dullness, obtuseness
plenary
(adj) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
Syn: unlimited, unrestricted
Ant: limited, restricted, incomplete
surveillance
(n) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
Syn: observation, scrutiny, monitoring
sylvan
(adj) pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
testy
(adj) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
Syn: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
Ant: even-tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable
travesty
(n) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; (v) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
Syn: (n) burlesque, parody, caricature, farce