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stately
adjective
dignified, majestic
syn: grand, magnigicent, imposing
ant: lowly humble, servile, abject
supple
adjective
bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; serville
syn: grand, magnificent, imposing
ant: stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
ple from supple is close to pli in pliable
suppress
verb
to stop by force, put down
syn: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence
ant: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
press is a force
venal
adjective
open to or marked by bribery or corruption
syn: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
ant: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
bribery is in vain
extirpate
verb
to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
syn: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
ant: implant, sow, foster, nourish
extirpate=eradicate
inopportune
adjective
coming at a bad time; not appropriate
syn: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
ant: timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune
this word is very simple to remember it states the obvious.
ironic
adjective
suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
syn: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
ant: straightforward, unequivocal
musty
adjective
stale, moldy; out-of-date
syn: hackneyed, antiquated
ant: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
officious
adjective
meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
syn:meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
ant: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
ominous
adjective
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
syn: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
ant: propitious, auspicious, promising
pinnacle
noun
a high peak or point
syn: apex, acme, summit, apogee
ant: nadir, low point
pinnacle golf balls can go very high
premeditated
adjective, participle
considered beforehand, deliberately planned
syn: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
ant: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu
pre- before, ahead of time
rampant
adjective
growing without check, running wild
syn: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
ant: controlled, restrained
solace
noun, verb
(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
syn: (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up
ant: (v.) vex, aggravate, upset
sol or solo
solo with comfort
accede
Verb
to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
syn: consent, concur, comply, assent
ant: demur, balk at
accede is close to assume.
brandish
verb
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
syn.: swing, shake
brandish-flourish
comprise
verb
to include or contain; to be made up of
syn: compose, constitute, encompass
ant: exclude
comprise-compose
deft
adjective
skillful, nimble
syn: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
ant: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
the deaf can have skill too.
destituted
adjective
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
syn: wanting, devoid, improverished, penniless
ant: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
destituted=deprived
explicit
adjective
definite, clearly stated
syn: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
ant: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit