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adieu
(int) Farewell; (n)a farewell

S:so long; good-bye
A:Hello; greeting
advent
(n) an arrival; a coming into place or view

S:approach
A:departure, going away, exodus
apex
(n) the highest point

S:peak, summit, acme, crowning point
A:bottom, nadir
assimilate
(v) to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully

S:digest, incorporate, blend in
bogus
(adj) false, counterfeit

S:phony, fake, spurious
A:genuine, authentic
exorbitant
(adj) unreasonably high; excessive

S:extreme, inordinate, overpriced
A:inexpensive, affordable, reasonable
interim
(n) the time between (adj) temporary, coming between two points in time

S:interval, interlude; provisional, stopgap
inundate
(v)to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size

S:submerge, deluge, swamp
malign
(v)to speak evil of, slander; (adj) evil

S:defame, vilify, badmouth; wicked
A:praise, commend; kind, benevolent
meander
(v) to wander about, wind about; (n) a sharp turn or twist

S:ramble, roam, zigzag, twist
metropolis
(n) a large city; the chief city of an area

S:large urban center
A: hamlet, village
momentous
(adj) very important

S:consequential, weighty, portentous
A:inconsequential, trivial, slight, unimportant
obstreperous
(adj) noisy; unruly, disorderly

S:wild, rowdy, uncontrolled, riotous
A:quiet, well-behaved, docile
pensive
(adj) thoughtful; melancholy

S:dreamy, reflective, contemplative, wistful
perilous
(adj) dangerous

S:risky, chancy, hazardous, unsafe
A:safe, secure, harmless
shoddy
(adj) of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship

S:flimsy, cheap, tacky, imitative
A:well-made, solid, durable, superior
sprightly
(adj) lively, full of life; spicey, flavorful

S:frisky, peppy, spirited, animated, buoyant
A:sullen, spiritless, dull, morose, sluggish
surely
(adj) angry and bad-tempered; rude

S:gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile
A:polite, gracious, civil, friendly, genial
tirade
(n) a long, angry speech, usually very critical

S:harangue, diatribe, tongue-lashing
vagrant
(n) an idle wanderer, tramp; (adj) wandering aimlessly

S:drifter, vagabond, hobo, nomad
A:stay-at-home, homebody, resident