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Braggart
noun- one who boasts a great deal
noun- bragger; verb- brag
synonym-egoist
antonym-milquetoast
Betty is a great tennis, player, but she is not a braggart like some of her team mates.
Insipid
adjective- lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate; dull
adverb-insipidly; noun-insipidity, insipidness
synonym-tedius
antonym-interesting
Most long books tend to be insipid, yet some long books are exiciting the whole way through.
Pugnacious
adjective- eager to fight
adverb- pugnaciously; non- pughnaciousness, pugnacity
synonym-quarrelsome
antonym-friendly
My brother and i act pugnaciously towards each other, so our parents like to keep us a part.
Nefarious
adjective- flagrantly wicked or infamous
adverg- nefariously; noun-nefariousness
synonym-vile
antonym-angelic
A man nefariously framed an innocent woman for his murder; however, he was found guilty in the end despite his fake clues.
Extol
verb- to praise highly
noun-extoller, extolment
synonym- acclaim
antonym- criticize
Mike wanted to make sure all his teachers would extol him; consequently he tired harder in school.
Torpid
adjective- lacking energy
adverb- topidly; noun-torpidity, topor
synonym- motionaless
antonym- lively
By eleven at night, most students feel very torpid, but they must stay up to finish their homework.
Zealous
adjective- filled with enthusiam, fervent
adverb- zealously; noun- zealot, zealousness
synonym- enthusiatic
antonym- unenthusiastic
Jaime is a zealous Yankee fan; she watches every game.
Voracious
adjective- greedy, ravenous
adverb- varciously; noun- caracity, varaciousness
synonym- greedy
antonym- unsatisfied
Some stuends do not eat breakfast; consequently, they varaciously eat their lunch.
Prudent
adjective- carfeul; cautios; wise
noun-prudence
synonym- cautious
antonym- reckless
It is very important to be a prudent driver, yet some people tend to disregard the rules of the road.
Expedite
verb- to make quick and easy, to speed up
noun- expeditor; adjective-expedient
synonym- accelerate
antonym- delay
Most students now own computers, and they use them to expedite reasearch for schoolwork.