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Abject (adj.)
syn: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer utter
ant: lofty, noble, exalted
degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
agnostic (n.), (adj.)
syn: doubter
ant: believer
(n.) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic
(adj.) without faith, skeptical
complicity (n.)
syn: connivance, collusion
ant: noninvolvement, innocence
involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
derelict (n.) (adj.)
syn: (n.) vagrant (adj.) remiss, delinquent
ant: (adj.) punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous
(n.) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; (adj.) left abandoned; neglectful of duty
diatribe (n.)
syn: harangue, tirade
ant: panegyric, encomium, eulogy
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
effigy (n.)
syn: figure, figurine, likeness
a crude image of a despised person
equity (n)
syn: justice, fairness, impartiality
ant: injustice, unfairness, bias, prejudice
the state or quality of being just, fair or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
inane (adj.)
syn: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous
ant: sensible, meaningful, profound
silly, empty of meaning or value
indictment (n.)
syn: charge, accusation
the act of accusing; a formal accusation
indubitable (adj.)
syn: unquestionable, indisputable
ant: questionable, debatable, dubious
caertain, not to be doubted or denied
intermittent (adj.)
syn: fitful, spasmodic, random
ant: continuous, uninterrupted
stopping and beginning again, sporadic
moot (adj.) (n.) (v.)
syn: (adj.) debatable, questionable (v.) broach
ant: (adj.)undebatable, indisputable, self-evident
(adj.)open to discussion and debate, unresolved (v.) to bring up for discussion (n.) a hypothetical law case argued by students
motif (n.)
a principal idea, feature, theme, or elelment; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
neophyte (n.)
syn: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
ant: veteran, past master, expert, pro
a new convert, beginner, novice
perspicacity (n.)
syn: acuity, acumen, discernment
ant: dullness, obtuseness
keenness in observing and understanding
plenary (adj.)
syn: unlimited, unrestricted
ant: limited, restricted, incomplete
complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
surveillance (n.)
syn: observation, scrutiny, monitoring
a watch kept over a person; a careful, close, and disciplined observation
sylvan (adj.)
syn: forested, arcadian
pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
testy (adj.)
syn: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
ant: even-tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable
easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
travesty (n.) (v.)
syn:(n.) burlesque, parody, caricature, farce
(n.) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; (v.) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion