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acute
(adj)with a sharp point;keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time

syn-clever,penetrating

ant-dull,blunted,obtuse
bluster
(v)to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts
(n)speech that is loud and threatening

syn-spout,brag,bravado
bungle
(v)to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness

syn-blunder,botch,mess up
commentary
(n)a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion

syn-explanation,remarks,narration
duration
(n)a length of time that something continues or last
eerie
(adj)causing fear because of strangness; weird,mysterious

syn-frightening,spooky,creepy
facet
(n)one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem

syn-angle,characteristic
fidelity
(n)the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness

syn-loyality,faithfulness

ant-disloyality,treachery
fray
(n)brawl,a noisy quarrel
(v)to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; irritate

syn-scuffle,unravel
headstrong
(adj)willful,stubborn

syn-obstinate,mulish,unruly

ant-obedient,docile,submissive
inhabitant
(n)one living permanently in a given place

syn-resident,native,tenant

ant-stranger,outsider,visitor
numb
(adj)having lost the power of feeling or movement
(v)to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling

syn-unfeeling,deaden

ant-sensitive,alert
pacify
(v)to make peaceful or calm; to soothe

syn-mollify,placate

ant-anger,arouse,stir up
ravenous
(adj)greedy; very hungry, eager for satisfaction

syn-starved,famished,wolfish

ant-well-fed,satisfied
refute
(v)to prove incorrect

syn-disprove,rebut

ant-prove,support,confirm
remorse
(n)deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience

syn-guilt

ant-clear conscience
setback
(n)something that interferes with the progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat

syn-failure,reversal

ant-advance,gain,progress
smug
(adj)overly self-satisfied,self-righteous

syn-conceited,complacent

ant-discontented,disgruntled
synopsis
(n)a brief statement giving a general view of some subject,book,etc.; a summary

syn-outline,digest,abstract
tarry
(v)to delay leaving; to linger,wait; to remain or stay for a while

syn-dawdle,daily

ant-rush,hasten,leave,depart