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VISCOUS
HAVING A THICK CONSISTENCY, GELATINOUS (adj)

Syn: tenacious, clammy, gooey
Ant:

Winnie discovered that the viscous fluid dripping from the kitchen cupboard ws, in fact, honey oozing from a cracked jar.
GREGARIOUS
OUTGOING, VERY FRIENDLY (adj)
Syn: talkative, social
Ant: shy, reserved

I am not a gregarious person; usually i am a wall flower.
ANOMALOUS
IRREGULAR, UNUSUAL, DEVIATING (adj)

Syn: abnormal, odd, rare, eccentric
Ant: normal, typical, usual

Darwin once said that there is nothing more anomalous in nature than a bird that cannot fly.
CORROBORATE
TO CONFIRM, TO MAKE CERTAIN (v)

Syn: approve, validate, endorse
Ant: deny, refute, contradict

Ethal could not find a witness to corroborate her alibi, so she was convicted on all counts.
EPHEMERAL
FLEETING, OF SHORT LIFE OR DURATION (adj)

Syn: momentary, temporary
Ant: eternal, permanent

Sand castles are an ephemeral art form; they last only until the next tide.
IMPLICIT
IMPLIED, TACITLY UNDERSTOOD, UNQUESTIONABLE (adj)

Syn: absolute, certain, unspoken
Ant: not included

Many constitutional scholars believe that the right of privacy is implicit in the Bill of Rights, even though it is nowhere stated as such.
INDIGENOUS
NATIVE, ORIGINATING IN A PLACE (adj)
Syn: domestic, original, inherent
Ant: foreign, newcomer, contracted, learned

The indigenous peoples of South America are threatened by development in the rain forests.
PARADOX
Seeming contradiction or an actual contradiction (n)

Syn: ambiguity, catch 22, error, opposite
Ant:

It is a paradox that while Dan speaks publicaly about good parenting, at home he is distant and neglectful of his children.
SUBJECTIVE
RELATING TO THE MIND AS THE SUBJECT OF EXPERIENCE, ILLUSORY

Syn: Individual, biased, intuitive
Ant:

Human emotions can only be experienced in a subjective manner, they are inexplicable to an outside observer.