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Allege
V: to assert without proof or confirmation
Syn: Claim, contend
Ant: prove, Deny
Arrant
Adj: Thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant
Syn: Egregious, unmitigated
Badinage
N: Light and playful conversation
Syn: Banter, persiflage, repartee
Ant: sermon
Conciliate
V:To overcome the distrust of, win over; tp appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
syn: Placate, mollify, propitiate
ant: antagonize, alienate, estrange
Countermind
V; to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
Syn: recall, revoke
Ant: reaffirm, reassert
Echelon
N: one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activityl an organized military unit, a steplike formation or arrangement
Syn: level, rank
Exacerbate
V: to make more violent, severe, bitter or painful
Syn: aggravate, intensify, worsen
Ant: alleviate, mitigate, ameliorate
Irrefutable
Adj: impossible to disprove; beyond argument
Syn: indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable
Ant: disputable, indefensible, untenable
Juggernaut
N: a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
Lackadaisical
Adj: Lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
Syn: listless, indolent, indifferent, lax
Ant: energetic, vigorous, wholehearted
Litany
N: a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with res[onses from the congregation: any repetitive chant; a long list
Syn: rigmarole, catalog, megillah
Macabre
Adj: grisly, guresome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject
Syn: grotesque, grim, ghoulsih
Paucity
N: an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
Syn: lack
Ant: abundance, glut, plenitude, deluge
Portend
V: to indicate beforehand that somethign is aboute to happen; to give advance warning of
Syn: bode, foretell, foreshadow, suggest
Raze
V: To tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
Syn: pull down, demolish, shave off
Ant: build, construct, raise, erect
Recant
V: to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract
Syn: repudiate, disavow
Ant: reaffirm, reassert
Saturate
V: to soak thorougly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully
Syn: permeate, drench, flood, imbue
Ant: drain
Saturnine
Adj: of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
Syn: Sullen, morose
Ant: lighthearted, cheerful, vivacious
Slough
V: to cast off, discard; to get rid of somethign objectional or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud; N: a mire; a state of depression
Syn: Shed, Slog
Ant: take on, acquire, assume
fatuous
Adj: stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
Syn: silly, vapid, inane, doltish, vacuous
Ant: sensible, intelligent, perceptive, bright