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bequeath
v. to leave something in a will to another
(Susan bequeathed all her personal belongings to her family.)
syn: endow
blasphemous
adj. disrespectful adn impious of God or sacred things
(Jack was a religious man, and he took offense when others made blasphemous remarks.)
syn: irreverent, profane
ant: pious
fervor
n. intensity of emotion, passion
(The author said that he had written the story in a fervor of three nights.)
syn: ardor
ant: apathy
fledgling
n. a young, inexperienced person; a young bird just ready to fly
(Although Stephen King is now a successful author, he was once a fledgling.)
syn: novice
ant: veteran
forlorn
adj. miserable; deserted; forsaken; abandoned; in pitiful condition
(The whole town was forlorn at the passing of the school's mascot.)
ant: elated
occult
adj. of or dealing with magic or the supernatural; mysterious
(He was very obsessed with the occult arts.)
parsimonious
adj. stingy; tight with money; miserly
(Ebenezer Scrooge is an example of a parsimonious person.)
syn: frugal, penurious
ant: generous, munificent
partisan
n. a strong supporter of a cause
(Partisans from both sides supported the bill.)
syn: supporter, follower
ant: impartial, non-partisan
serene
adj. peaceful and untroubled; calm
(Although he tried to appear serene, the man's jerky movements indicated he was agitated.)
syn: tranquil
ant: disturbed, distraught, anxious
solemn
adj. impressive; serious; grave; observed or done according to ritual or tradition
(The candidate gave a solemn speech about sacrificing one's life for the country.)
syn: somber
ant: jovial, frivolous