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firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; an extremely hard substance
adamant
a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
brouhaha
a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; to provode such defense or protection
bulwark
easily made angry, bad-tempered
choleric
to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things, to glus, satiate, surfeit
cloy
to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
curtail
courteous yeilding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
deference
conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
definitive
the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facital appearance, mien
demeanor
puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
enigmatic
without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive or improvisation
impromptu
excessively an objectionably sentimental; having midly sickening flavor
mawkish
to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
mollify
something that is heavy or burdensome ( especially an unwelcome responsibliity); a stigma, blame
onus
a vague sense of approaching misfortune
presentiment
given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
profligate
to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
remit
needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
requisite
of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)
sartorial
to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
thwart
syn. pay, absolve, subside, abate
remit
syn. prodigal, improvident; spendthrift
profligate
syn. incumbent, required, obligatory
requisite
syn. burden, obligation, duty, stigma
onus
syn. exhaustive, authoritative
definitive
syn. limit, abbreviate, abridge, contract
curtail
syn. stronghold, citadel, bastion, rampart
bulwark
syn. irascible, testy, splenetic, bilious
choleric
ant. tentative, inconclusive
definitive
ant. penny-pinching, frugal, economical
profligate