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amend
(v.)to change in a formal way, to change for the better

syn: modify, improve, correct
buffet
(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty (n.) a slap, blow

syn:(v.) batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about
chaos
(n.) great confusion, disorder

syn: anarchy, turmoil, pendemonium

ant: order, regularity, tranquillity
commodious
(adj.) roomy, spacious

syn: comfortable, ample, capacious

ant: cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient
corrosive
(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

syn: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful

ant: bland, mild, benign, amiable
discern
(v.) to see clearly, recognize

syn: percieve, detect, distinguish

ant: overlook
extant
(adj.) still exsisting; not exterminated, destroyed or lost

syn: surviving, in exsistance

ant: extint, defunct, vanished
implicate
(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to

syn: incriminate, entangle

ant: absolve, exculpate
inter
(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to sonsign to oblivion

syn: unearth, exhume
martinet
(n.) a strct disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

syn: taskmaster, slave driver
obviate
(v.) to anticipate and prevent: to remove, dispose of

syn: preclude, forestall, ward off
renegade
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox

syn:(n) turncoat, defector, heretic

ant:(n) loyalist, patriot
reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment

syn: objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious

ant: commendable, blameless, meritorious
somber
(adj) dark, gloomy; depresse or melancholy in spirit

syn: mournful, dismal

ant: bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful, jaunty
squalid
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased

syn: dingy, sordid, oul, vile, abject

ant: neat, spruce, exalted, lofty
turbulent
(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

syn: tumultuous, unruly, agitated

ant: calm, placid, tranquil, still
abhor
(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

syn: detest, despise, abominate

ant: admire, cherish, respect, relish
vociferous
(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention

syn: clamorous, uproarious, blustering

ant: quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued
voluminous
(adj.) of great size, numerous; writing or speaking at great length

syn: bulky, massive, copious, plentiful

ant: scant, meager, breif, succinct
waive
(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarlily, defer

syn: decline, relinquish, forgo

ant: claim, accept
animosity
(n.)strong dislike; bitter hostility

syn: enmity, rancor, antipathy

ant: affection, fondness, rapport, amity
apathy
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

syn: inddiference, disinterest, detachment

ant: enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concern
apprehensive
(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future

syn: worried, nervous, fretful, jittery

ant: unworried, assured, confident, certain
commend
(v.) to praise, express appproval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of

syn: appalud; entrust

ant: abhor, loathe
compatible
(adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system

syn: harmonious, in agreement, like-minded

ant: mismatched, incongruous, antagonistic
condolence
(n.) an expression or sympathy

syn: commiseration, solace, sympathy
consecrate
(v.) to make sacred, hollow; to set appart for special purpose

syn: devote, dedicate, sanctify

ant: desecreate, defile, profane, dishonor
decrepit
(adj.) old and feeble: worn out, ruined

syn: infirm, broke down, rickety, dilapidated

ant: vigorous, robust, sturdy
ingenuous
(adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere

syn: naive, artless, guileless, candid

ant: artful, crafty, wordly, sophisticated
multifarious
(adj.) having great variety; numerous and diverse

syn: varied, manifold, heterogeneous

ant: unvaried, uniform, homogenuous
obsolete
(adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use

syn: outmoded, antiquated, passe, old hat

ant: brand new, current, up to date
omnivorous
(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

syn: all-devouring, voracious
parsimonious
(adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

syn: frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheap

ant: generous, openhanded
quandary
(n.) a state of perplexity or doubt

syn: confusion, dilemma, predicament
recalcitrant
(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

syn: unruly, obsitnate, contrary, ornery

ant: obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant
reprisal
(n.) an injury done wrong in return for an injury

syn: retaliation, revenge, retribution
revel
(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration

syn: (v.) relish, savor, bask in, carouse

ant: (v.) abhor, loathe
stultify
(v.)to make one ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

syn: smother, stifle, neutralize, negate

ant: arouse, excite, inspire, stimulate
deride
(v.) to ridicule, to laugh at with comtempt

syn: mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at

ant: praise, extol, acclaim, applaud
suave
(adj) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

syn: sophisticated, urbane, polished

ant: crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish
allocate
(v.) to set apart or disignate for a special purpose; to disribute

syn: assign, allot, apportion
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned

syn: intense, zealous, fervent, avid

ant: indifferent, stolid, phlegmatic, apathetic
assiduous
(adj.) persistant, attentive, dilligent

syn: industrious, unremitting, sedulous

ant: lact, lackadaisical, shiftless
brash
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent

syn: rash, impetuous, brazen, impertinent

ant: prudent, wary, cautious, circumspect
capricious
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies

syn: impulsive, fickle, unpredictable, mercurial

ant: constant, steady, steadfast, unwavering
chastise
(v.) to inlic physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely

syn: discipline, censure

ant: commend, reward
copious
(adj.) abundant, plentiful; wordy, verbose

syn: ample, profuse, bountiful

ant: inadequate, meager, scanty, concise
deviate
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n) one who departs from a norm (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional

syn:(v.) diverge, veer, swerve

ant:(v.) conform to, abide by; (adj.) orthodox
emaciated
(adj.) unnaturally thin

syn: gaunt, withered, shrivieled

ant: plump, fat, obese, corpulent
exult
(v.) to rejoice greatly

syn: revel, glory

ant: mope, skulk, regret, rule, lament
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisty, lumpy

syn: knotty, misshapen, contorted

ant: smooth, unblemished, straight
indemnity
(n) payment for damage or loss

syn: compensation, restitution, reparation
inkling
(n.) a hint, vague notion

syn:clue, intimation, suggestion
limpid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood

syn: lucid, intelligible
omnipotent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or aithority

syn: all-powerful

ant: powerless, impotent, feeble, weak
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption

syn: edible, appetizing, attractive

ant: inedible, distasteful, disagreeable
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching, keen in in sharp taste or smell

syn: heartrending, bittersweet, melancholy

ant: unaffecting, bland, vapid, insipid, funny
rancor
(n.) bitter resentment or will

syn: animosity, enmity, bitterness

ant: goodwill, harmony, rapport, amity
sophomoric
(adj.) immature and overconfuident; conceited

syn: pretentious, superficial, fatuous

ant: mature, judicious, sage, knowledgable
spontaneous
(adj.) arising naturally, not planned or engineered in advance

syn: unpremeditated, unplanned, impromtu

ant: premeditated, planned, contrived, rehearsed