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adverse
unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
synonyms: difficult, tying
antonyms: favorable, positvie, helpful, beneficial
arid
extremely dry; uninteresting, dull
synonyms: waaterless, parched, boring, unimaginative
antonyms: waterlogged, soggy, fertile, lush
assailant
a person who attacks violently ( with blows or words)
synonyms: assaulter, attacker, mugger
antonyms: victim, prey, injured party
billow
a large wave, to rise or swell like a wave
synonyms: breaker, surge, bulge, balloon
antonyms: trough, deflate, collapse
confront
to meet face-to-tace, especially as a chalenge; come to grips with
synonyms: face, encounter
antonyms: avoid, evade, sidestep
constrain
to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
synonyms: pressure, restrict, confine, limit
antonyms: loosen, liberate, unfetter, relax
contemporary
belonging to the same period of time as oneself; a person of the same
synonymss: present-day, modern, current; peer
antonyms: ancient, prehistoric, antique, antiquated
disinterested
fair-minded, free from selfish motives, indifferent
synonyms: neutral, impartial, unbiased, apthetic
antonyms: partial, biased, prejudiced
encompass
to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose, to include with a certain group or class
synonyms: surround, envelop, compromise
antonyms: leave out, omit, exclude
depict
to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
sysnonyms: sketch, draw, picture, illustrate
groundless
without any good reason or cause, unjustifified
sysnonyms: baseless, unsupported
antonyms: well-founded, reasonable, justified
hypocrite
a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; two-faced person
synonyms: phony, charlatan, fraud
incomprehensible
impossible to understand
synonyms: baffling, confusing, bewildering
antonyms: understandable, clear, plain, intelligible
manipulate
to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
synonyms: work, maneuver, explit, influence
mimic
a person who des imitations; to imitate; to make fun of
synonyms: copycat, impresonator, parrot, impersonate
maximum
the greatest possible amount or degree; reaching the greatest po9ssible amount or degree
synonyms: largest, highest, utmost
antonyms: least, lowest, minimum, smallest
ruffle
to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drum beat
synonyms: disturb; frill
antonyms: smooth out, soothe
serene
peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
synonyms: tranquil, composed, fair, august
antonyms: agitated, troubled, stormy, inclement
sheepish
embrassed, resembling a sheep in meeknes, timid
synonyms: shamefaced, meek
antonyms: bold, saucy, brazen, confident
stamina
the strenght needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain, staying power
synonym: endurance