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affluence
(n)wealth,riches,prosperity; great abundance,plenty

syn-opulence

ant-poverty,want,destitution
arrears
(n)(plural)unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty

syn-in default, late
cascade
(n)a steep,narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forth in quantity
(v)to flow downward

syn-plunge,rush,tumble

ant-drip,drop,trickle
cringe
(v)to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness

syn-flinch,duck,cower

ant-strut,swagger
crotchety
(adj)cranky,ill-tempered; full of odd whims

syn-grumpy,grouchy,crabby

ant-sociable,friendly,amiable
format
(n)the size,shape,or arrangement of something

syn-layout,design
immobile
(adj)not movable; not moving

syn-fixed,stationary,unmoving

ant-movable,portable,nimble
impassable
(adj)blocked so that nothing can go through

syn-closed,impenetrable

ant-unblocked,clear,open
innovation
(n)something new,a change,the act of introducing a new method,idea,device

syn-novelty,modernization
jovial
(adj)good-humored, in high spirits; merry

syn-jolly,cheerful,festive

ant-gloomy,morose,cheerless
manacle
(n)(usually plural) a handcuff,anything that chains or confines
(v)to chain or restrain

syn-put in chains,fetter

ant-unchain,set free,release
martial
(adj)warlike,fond of fighting; relating to war,the army,or military life

syn-military,hostile

ant-peace-loving,unwarlike
minimum
(n)the smallest possible amount
(adj)the lowest permissible or possible

syn-least

ant-maximum,highest,most
nimble
(adj)quick and skillful in movement,agile; clever

syn-lively,keen,flexible

ant-awkward,clumsy,stiff
onset
(n)the beginning,start of something violent; an attack

syn-outset,commencement

ant-conclusion,close,end
partition
(n)something that divides; the act of dividing something into parts
(v)to divide or subdivide into parts or subparts

syn-divider,separation

ant-join,combine,merge
perishable
(adj)likely to spoil or decay

syn-short-lived,fleeting

ant-long-lasting,durable
retrieve
(v)to find and bring back,get back; to put right,make good

syn-recover,regain,fetch
sinister
(adj)appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm

syn-frightening,menacing

ant-cheering,encouraging
taut
(adj)tightly drawn,tense; neat,in good order

syn-tight,strained,orderly

ant-loose,slack,messy,sloppy