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to encourage, assist, aid support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
abet
to affirm, declare confidently
aver
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
blatant
to bring up or begin to talk about ( a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to draw the wind and waves; to pierce ( a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
broach
to support, prop up, strengthen; a supporting structure
buttress
noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
carousal
to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order from some specific purpose
collate
an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgement, especially in one of the fine arts
connoisseur
deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
desconsolate
to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
encumber
to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warn liquids to, warm
foment
frightful, horrible, ghastly
grisly
relating to Hercules; characterized by strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
herculean
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
impassive
unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
inauspicious
unquestionable, beyond dispute
incontrovertible
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
nonplussed
suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
opportune
abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
prolific
a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
rejoinder
syn. riposte
rejoinder
syn. fruitful, fecund
prolific
syn. timely, appropriate, felicitous
opportune
syn. stoical, insensible
impassive
syn. arduous, onerous, colossal
herculean
syn. authority, savant, pundit
connoisseur
syn. egregious, glaring, flagrant, disagreeably loud
blatant
ant. ignoramus, philistine, yahoo
connoisseur
ant. puny, Lilliputian, bantam
herculean
ant. barren, unproductive, sterile, sparse
prolific