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apt
Suitable. fitting, likely; quick to learn

syn-appropriate
ant-inappropriate
awry
in a turned or twisted postions or direction; wrong out of the right or hoped-for course

syn-crooked
ant-straight
bludgeon
a short club used as a weapon; to strike with a heavy club

syn-clobber
capitualate
to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel

ant-hold out persist
chafe
to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to fell annoyance or dissaticfaction, annoy, irk
defile
to make unlcean or diry, destroy the purity of
dire
dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
disarming
charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled
in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
encroach
to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
endow
to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
fend
to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
impunity
freedom from punishment
mien
air, manner; appearance; expression
penal
having to do with punishment
pertinent
related to the matter at hand. to the point
predominant
the greatest in strenght or power; most common
prodigy
something wonderful or marvelous; abnormal; a child or young person with extraodinary ability or talent
recluse
a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world; loner
renown
fame, glory
accord
agreement, harmony
barter
an exchange in trade; to exchange goods
curt
short, rudely brief
devise
to think out, play, figure out, invent, create
dexterous
skillful in use of hands or body;clever
engross
to occupy the complete attention, absorb fully
entail
to put a burdon on, impose, require, involbe; to restrict
ferret
a kind of weasal; to search or hung out
habituate
to become used to;to cause to become used to
impending
about to happen, hanging in a menacing way
personable
pleasing in appearance or personality, attractive
rue
to regret to be sorry for
scoff
to make fun of; to show contempt for
transition
a change from one state or condition to another
trepidation
fear, fright, trembling
upbraid
to blame, scold, find fault with
veritable
actual, true, real
vex
to annoy, anger, exasperate, to confuse, baffle
vitality
stength, ender, liveliness; the capacity to live
whimsical
subject to odd ideas, notions, or fancies
appease
to make calm, soothe, to relieve, satisfy, to yield to
belated
late, tardy
calamitous
causing great misfortune
cite
to quote; to mention; to summon to appear in court; to commend
conventional
in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite
decoy
to lure into a trap
delve
to dig; to search deeply
ensue
to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result
gallantry
heroic courage; respect and courtesy
impart
to make known, tell; to give, pass something on
judicious
using or showing good judgement
mediate
to bring about an agreement between persons or groups
milieu
the setting, surroundings
outlandish
strange, freakish, weird, foreign-looking
overbearing
domineering, haughty, bullying
pert
high-spirited; lively, bold, saucy
quirk
a peculiar way of acting
regale
to feast
shiftless
lazy, lacking in ambition and evergy; inefficient
taint
a stain or spot; to stain or contaminate
abdicate
to resign, formally give up an office or a duty
bestow
to give as a gift; to provide with lodgings
capacious
able to hold much, roomy
caustic
able to burn or eat away by chemical action
crusade
a strong movement to advance a cause or idea
deface
to injure of destory the surface or appearance
embargo
an order forbidding the trade in a movement of commercial goods
fallacy
a false notion of belief
levity
a lack of seriousness or earnestness
mendicate
depending on begging for a living
nauseate
to make sick to the stomach
negate
to nullify, deny, bring to nothing
pivotal
vitally important
recipient
one who receives
ruse
an action designed to confuse of mislead
teem
to become filled to overflowing
tenet
an opinion, belief of principle
tractable
easily managed, easy to deal with
ungainly
clumsy, awkward, unwieldy
voracious
having a huge appetite, greedy
adapt
to adjust or change to suit conditions
attest
to bear witness, affirm to be true
dovetail
to fit together; to connect to form a whole
enormity
the quality of exceeding all moral bounds, immensity
falter
to hesitate, stumble, lose courage
foreboding
a warning or feeling that something bad will happen
forlorn
totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely
haughty
chillingly proud and scornful
impediment
a physical defect
imperative
necessary, urgent.
loiter
to linger in an aimless way, hang around
malinger
to pretend illness to avoid work
pithy
short buy full of meaning and point
plunder
to rob by force
simper
to smile or speak in a silly way
steadfast
constant, not moving
vaunted
much boasted about in a vain way
vilify
to abuse or belittle
waif
a person without a home or friend; a stray
wry
twisted, turned to one side
amplify
to make stronger, larger greater
armistice
a temporary peace
arrogant
haughty
bland
gentle, soothing, mild
disclaim
to deny interest in or connection with
epoch
a distinct period of time, era
estrange
to drift apart or become unfriendly
gratify
to please, satisfy, to indulge or humor
infinate
exceedingly great, without limit
irascible
easily made angry
kindred
family
naive
innocent, lacking of knowledge and expericane
niche
a dcorative recess in a wall
obliterate
to blot out completely
ramshackle
appearing ready to collapse
ransack
to search or examine; to rob
rote
unthinking routine or repetition
solvent
able to meet one's financial obligations; having the power to disolve other substances
tedious
long and tiresome
vendor
a person who sells things
abyss
a deep or bottomless pit
befall
to happen, occur
crucial
to supreme importance
dregs
the last remaining part; the part of least worth
embody
to give from to; to incorporate
exasperate
to irritate, anger, annoy
fiasco
the complete collapse or failure of a project
garnish
to adorn or decorate, especially food
heritage
an inheritance, a birthright
inert
lifeless, unable to move or act
mercenary
acting or working for self-gain only
negligant
marked by carelessness or indifference
oblivion
forgetfulness, disregard
opus
an impressive peice of work
pallid
pale, lacking color
parable
a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson
rational
based on reasoning
reciprical
working in both direction
stricture
a limitation or restriction; criticism
veneer
a thin outer layer a surface appearance or decoration