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Annul
SYNONYMS: cancel, abolish, invalidate, nullify ANTONYMS: validate, authorize, ratify
(v.) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
Blase
ANTONYMS: enthusiastic, passionate, fervent
(adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathe
Bolster
SYNONYMS: (v.) strengthen, reinforce, buttress, validate ANTONYMS: (v.) undermine, weaken, impair
(v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
Deplore
SYNONYMS: lament, bemoan, bewail ANTONYMS: approve, commend, extol
(v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval
Frivolous
SYNONYMS: silly, foolish, inane, petty, trifling ANTONYMS: serious, important, significant
(adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
Muster
SYNONYMS: (v) mobilize, marshal; (n.) roster, inventory ANTONYMS: (v.) disband, dismiss, disperse
(adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
Nonentity
SYNONYM: nobody ANTONYMS: celebrity, superstar
(n.) a person or thing of no importance
Obsess
SYNONYM: preoccupy
(v.) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
Ornate
SYNONYMS: fancy, elaborate, flashy, flamboyant ANTONYMS: simple, plain, stark, austere
(adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
Oust
ANTONYMS: admit, welcome
(v) to remove, drive out of a position or place
Peruse
SYNONYMS: study, pore over, scrutinize
(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
Porous
SYNONYMS: leaky, permeable ANTONYMS: airtight, waterproof, impermeable
(adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
Promontory
SYNONYMS: cliff, headland
(0.) a high point of land extending into water
Prone
SYNONYMS: prostrate, liable, apt ANTONYMS: standing upright, unlikely
(adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely
Qualm
SYNONYMS: regret, second thought, scruple
(n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
Recourse
SYNONYMS: redress, remedy, resort
a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
Residue
SYNONYMS: remnant, remains, leavings
(n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
Solicitous
SYNONYM: concerned ANTONYMS: unconcerned, indifferent, apathetic
(adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
Staid
SYNONYMS: sedate, sober, prim ANTONYMS: gaudy, jaunty, unconventional
(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
Sustain
SYNONYMS: foster, maintain
(v) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of