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Licentious
adj. morally unrestrained
syn. immoral, lewd
ant. chaste, pure
Numismatist
n. coin collector
Paucity
n. scarcity lack
syn. insufficiency
ant. abundance
Fatalistic
adj. believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
Obtrude
v. to force oneself into a situation uninvited
sun. impose, intrude
ant. extricate
Pensive
adj. dreamily thoughtful
sun. reflective, meditative
ant. silly, frivolous
Lackadaisical
adj. uninterested, listless
sun. reflective, meditative
ant. silly, frivolous
Alienate
v. to turn away feelings or affections
sun. estrange, set against
ant. endear, unite
Elated
adj. to be in high spirits, exultantly proud and joyful
Epigram
n. a witty saying expressing a single though or observation
sun. aphorism, non mot, quip
Pro
before, in front
Fab, Fess
to speak
Hab, Hib
to have, to possess
Edifice
n. a large, elaborate structure, an imposing building
syn. fortress
ant. hovel
Ambidextrous
adj. equally skillful with either hand
Belated
adj. delayed
syn. tardy, late
ant. timely
Animate
v. to give life or motion to
syn. enliven, encourage, excite
ant. quell
Knead
v. to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
syn. squeeze, rub, press
Chauvinist
n. one having a fanatifcal devotion to a countiry, gender, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs
Egalitarian
adj. promoting equal rightfor all people
ant. elitist
Berserk
adj. in a state of violent or destructive rage
sun. frenzied
ant. placid, complacent
Ostentatious
adj. marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
syn. grandiose
ant. unobtrusive, bland
Delude
v. to mislead, to fool
syn. deceive
ant. enlighten
Mater, Matr
mother
Micro
small
Meter
measure
Aut
self
Amalgamate
v. to combine
sun. unite, blend, merge, consolidate
ant. splinter, disunite
Demented
adj. mentally ill, insane
syn. deranged, insae
ant. sane
Hone
v. to sharpen
sun. intensify
ant. to dull
Beleaguer
v. to besiege by encircling (as with an army), to harass
syn. surround, annoy
ant. evade
Gorge
v. to eat or swallow greedily
Antiquated
adj. no longer used or useful, very old
syn. obsolete, out-of-date, archaic
ant. modern
Opiate
n. a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from pain
ant. stimulant
Caricature
n. an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
syn. mockery, cartoon
Dally
v. to waste time, to dawdle
sun. dawdle, loiter
ant. hasten, hurry
Felonious
adj. pertaining to or constituting a major crime
sun. criminal
Sub
under, below
Ize
to make
Urb
city