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adorn
Definition: decorate

Synonyms: beautify, bedeck, deck, doll up*, dress up, embellish, enhance, enrich, fix up, furbish, garnish, grace, gussy up*, ornament, spruce up, trim

Antonyms: damage, deform, disfigure, hurt, leave plain, mar
cupola
Definition: tower

Synonyms: bell tower, campanile, carillon, clocher, cupola, dome, head, minaret, spire, steeple, turret
Endow
Definition: give gift

Synonyms: accord, award, back, bequeath, bestow, confer, contribute, donate, empower, enable, endue, enhance, enrich, establish, favor, finance, found, fund, furnish, gift with, grant, heighten, invest, lay on*, leave, make over*, organize, promote, provide, settle on, sponsor, subscribe, subsidize, supply, support, vest in, will

Antonyms: deprive, divest, drain, exhause
facade
Definition: appearance

Synonyms: bluff, color, disguise, exterior, face, fake, false colors*, false front*, front, frontage, guise, look, mask, phony, pretense, put-on*, semblance, show, veneer, window dressing*

Antonyms: interior, substance
Fertile
Definition: ready

Synonyms: abundant, arable, bearing, black, bountiful, breeding, breedy, bringing forth, childing, fat, fecund, feracious, flowering, fruitful, generative, gravid, hebetic, loamy, lush, luxuriant, plenteous, plentiful, pregnant, procreant, producing, productive, proliferant, prolific, puberal, pubescent, rank, rich, spawning, teeming, uberous, vegetative, virile, with child*, yielding

Antonyms: barren, fruitless, impotent, infertile, sterile, unproductive
Foresight
Definition: preparedness

Synonyms: anticipation, canniness, care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, clairvoyance, discernment, discreetness, discretion, economy, far-sightedness, foreknowledge, forethought, husbandry, insight, long-sightedness, perception, precaution, precognition, preconception, premeditation, prenotion, prescience, prospect, providence, provision, prudence, sagacity

Antonyms: hindsight
Fresco
Definition: Painting done on moist paper

Synonyms: adorn, bloom, blush, burn, chalk, crayon, crimson, daub, dye, embellish, emblazon, enamel, enliven, flush, fresco, gild, glaze, gloss, illuminate, imbue, infuse, lacquer, paint, pigment, pinken, redden, rouge, stain, stipple, suffuse, tinge, tint, tone, variegate, wash

Antonyms: discolor, pale, whiten
Humanism
1. any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate.
2. devotion to or study of the humanities.
3. (sometimes initial capital letter) the studies, principles, or culture of the humanists.
4. Philosophy. a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God.

Antonyms: Antihumanism
Intermittent
1. stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent pain.
2. alternately functioning and not functioning or alternately functioning properly and improperly.
3. (of streams, lakes, or springs) recurrent; showing water only part of the time.

Synonyms: alternate, arrested, broken, checked, cyclic, cyclical, discontinuing, discontinuous, epochal, every other, fitful, herky-jerky, infrequent, interrupted, isochronal, isochronous, iterant, iterative, metrical, occasional, periodic, periodical, punctuated, recurrent, recurring, rhythmic, rhythmical, seasonal, serial, shifting, spasmodic, sporadic, stop-and-go*, touch-and-go, willy-nilly

Antonyms: continuous, steady
Renaissance
1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.
2. the forms and treatments in art used during this period.
3. (sometimes lowercase) any similar revival in the world of art and learning.

Synonyms: awakening, cheering, consolation, enkindling, freshening, invigoration, quickening, reanimation, reawakening, recovery, recrudescence, regeneration, rejuvenation, renaissance, renascence, renewal, restoration, resurgence, resurrection, resuscitation, retro, revitalization, revivification, risorgimento

Antonyms: disappearance, downturn