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acute
with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time

Syn: clever, penetrating
Ant: dull, blunted, mild, stupid, obtuse
bluster
a talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts; speech that is loud and threatening

Syn: spout, rang, brag, swagger, bravado
bungle
to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin some thing through clumsiness

Syn: blunder, botch, mess up
commentary
a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression or opinion

Syn: explanation, remarks, narration, description, account, review, analysis
duration
the length of time that something continues or lasts
eerie
causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious

Syn: frightening, spooky, creepy
facet
one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem

Syn: angle, characteristic, factor, element, cut
Fidelity
the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness

Syn:loyalty, faithfulness
fray
a brawl, noisy quarrel; to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain irritate

Syn: scuffle, unravel
headstrong
willful, stubborn

Syn: obstinate, mulish, unruly
Ant: obedient, docile, submissive
inhabitant
one living permanently in a given place

Syn: resident, native, occupant, tenant
Ant: stranger, outsider, visitor, foreigner
numb
having lost the power of feeling or movement; to dull the feeling of; to cause to lose feeling

Syn: unfeeling, insensible, dazed; deaden
Ant: sensitive, alert
pacify
to make peaceful or calm; to soothe

Syn:mollify, placate
Ant: anger, arouse, stir up, foment, ignite
ravenous
greedy; hungry; eager for satisfaction

Syn: starved, famished, voracious, wolfish
Ant: not hungry, well-fed, satisfied, satiated
refute
to prove incorrect

Syn: disprove, rebut
Ant: prove, support, confirm, corroborate
remorse
deep and painful regret for one's past misdeed's; pangs of conscience

Syn: guilt
Ant: clear conscience, guiltlessness
setback
something that interferes with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall

Syn:failure, reversal
Ant: advance, gain, progress, triumph
smug
overly self-satisfied, self-righteous

Syn: conceited, complactent
Ant: disconnected, disgruntled
synopsis
a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc.; a summary

Syn: outline, digest, abstract
tarry
to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while

Syn: dawdle, dally
Ant: rush, hasten, leave, depart