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abridge
(v.) to make shorter
SYN: shorten, condense, abbreviate
ANT: expand, enlarge, augment
admonish
(v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly;
SYN: warn, call on the carpet
ANT: praise, pat on the back
altercation
"(n.) an angry argument
SYN: quarrel, dispute, squabble
ANT: agreement, accord
brigand
(n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect
(adj.) careful, cautious
SYN: wary, prudent, guarded

ANT: incautious, rash, reckless, heedless
comely
"having a pleasing appearance
SYN: good-looking, attractive, bonny
ANT: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
commandeer
"(v.) to seize for military or official use
SYN: take over, requisition, expropriate
compensate
"(v.) to make up for, to repay for services
SYN: pay back, reimburse, recompense
ANT: fail to reward, stiff
condone
"(v.) to pardon or overlook
SYN: ignore, wink at, turn a blind eye to
ANT: censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
cumbersome
"(adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
SYN: unwieldy, ponderous
ANT: manageable, easy to handle
deadlock
"(n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions
(v.) to bring to such a standstill
SYN:(n.) standoff, stalemate, impasse
ANT:(n.)agreement, accord, breakthrough
efface
"(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
SYN: blot out; erase obliterate, expunge
eminent
"(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinuished, projecting
SYN: illustrious, renowned
ANT: obscure, nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
erratic
"(adj.) not regular or consistant; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
SYN: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable
ANT: steady, consistent, dependable
expulsion
"(n.) the process of driving or forcing out
SYN: ejection, ouster, eviction
ANT: admittance, admission
fabricate
"(v.) to make, manufacture, to make up, invent
SYN: put together, devise, contrive, concoct
ANT: take apart, undo, destroy, demolish
fodder
"(n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
fortify
"(v.) to strengthen, build up
illegible
"(adj.) difficult or impossible to read
irate
"(adj.) angry
jeer
"(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly
lucrative
"(adj.) bringing in money, profitable
mediocre
"(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished
obesity
"(n.) excessive fatness
opinionated
"(adj.)stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
pauper
"(n.) an extremely poor person
perennial
"(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent
predispose
"(v.) to incline to beforehand
proliferate
"(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
relinquish
"(v.) to let go, give up
salvage
"(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck
semblance
"(n.) a likeness, an outward appearance, an apparition
spasmodic
"(adj.) sudden and violent but brief, fitful, intermittent
spurious
"(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid
subjugate
"(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
sully
"(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
tantalize
"(v.) to tease, torment by teasing
terminate
"(v.) to bring to an end
terse
"(adj.) brief and to the point
trite
"(adj.) commonplace, overused, stale
unbridled
"(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint