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apt
(adj) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
S:appropriate, fit, proper, liable; A:inappropriate, unlikely, slow
awry
adj/adv: in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong out of the right or hoped-for course S:crooked, askew, amiss; A:straight, symmetrical
bludgeon
(n) a short club used as a weapon; (v) to strike with a heavy club S:cudgel(n), clobber, clout (v)
capitulate
(v) to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel; A:hold out, persist
chafe
(v) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; (n) a sore or injury caused by rubbing. S:irritate, scrape, abrade A:soothe, mollify, please, elate
defile
(v) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; to march in a single line or in columns; (n) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon S:pollute, contaminate, desecrate A:cleanse, purify
dire
(adj) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster S:disastrous, ominous, sinister, urgent A:favorable, auspicious, beneficial
disarming
(adj) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion S:endearing, winning A:alarming, troubling, disquieting
disgruntled
(adj) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed S:displeased, grumpy, surly A:pleased, satisfied, content
encroach
(v) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass S:intrude, infringe
endow
(v) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality S:grant, bestow, present, bequeath; A:take away, deprive
fend
(v) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage S:stave off, cope
impunity
(n) freedom from punishment S:exemption from penalty, immunity
mien
(n) air, manner; appearance; expression S:look, bearing, demeanor
penal
(adj) having to do with punishment S:correctional, disciplinary
pertinent
(adj) related to the matter at hand, to the point S:relevant, germane, apropos A:unrelated, irrelevant, immaterial
predominant
(adj) the greatest in strength or power; most common S:chief, major, paramount, prevelant A:secondary, minor, subsidiary, rare
prodigy
(n) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent S:marvel, wonder, freak, genius A:dumbell, dunce, dullard
recluse
(n) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world S:loner, hermit
renown
(n) fame, glory S:reputation, celebrity, prestige A:obscurity, infamy, notoriety