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CRITICIZE/CRITICISM
aspersion
belittle
berate
calumny
castigate
chasties
decry
defamation
deride/derisive
derogate
diatribe
excoriate
gainsay
harangue
impugn
inveigh
lambaste
obloquy
objurgate
opprobrium
oppugn
pillory
rebuke
remonstrate
reprehend
reprove
revile
vituperate
FALSE
apocryphal
dissemble
duplicity
equivocate
equivocation
erroneous
ersatz
fallacious
guile
mendacious
mendacity
prearicate
prevarication
specious
spurious
ANNOY
aggravate
irk
irritate
perturb
vex
BEGINNER
acolyte
neophyte
novice
proselyte
tyro
FOUL
festering
fetid
fulsome
invidious
noisome
DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
abstruse
arcane
enigmatic
estoteric
inscrutable
obscure
opaque
rarefied
recondite
turbid
DEBAUCHERY
bacchanalian
carousal
depraved
dissipated
iniquity
libertine
libindinous
licentious
reprobate
ribald
salacious
sordid
turpitude
SMART/LEARNED
astute
canny
erudite
perspicacious
CHANGING QUICKLY
capricious
mercurial
volatile
PRAISE
accolade
aggrandize
encomium
eulogize
extol
laud/laudatory
venerate/veneration
POOR
destitute
esurient
indigent
impecunious
WITHDRAWAL/RETREAT
abeyance
abjure
abnegation
abortive
abrogate
decamp
demur
recant
recidivism
remission
renege
rescind
retrograde
TRUTH
candor/candid
fealty
frankness
indisputable
indubitable
legitimate
probity
sincere
veracious/verity
BITING (as in wit/temperament)
adulterate
enervate
inhibit
obviate
stultify
undermine
vitiate
HARMFUL
baleful
baneful
deletrious
inimical
injurious
insidious
minatory
perfidious
pernicious
TIMID
craven
diffident
pusillanimous
recreant
timorous
trepidation
STUBBORN
implaccable
inexorable
intractable
intransigent
obdurate
obstinate
pertinacious
recalcitrant
refractory
renitent
untoward
BEGINNING/YOUNG
burgeoning
callow
engender
inchoate
incipient
nascent
OVERBLOWN/WORDY
bombastic
circumlocution
garrulous
grandiloquent
loquacious
periphrastic
prolix
turgid
verbose
HOSTILE
antithetic
churlish
curmudgeon
irascible
malevolent
misanthropic
truculent
vindictive
BORING
banal
cliched
fatuous
hackneyed
insipid
mundane
pedestrian
platitude
prosaic
quotidian
trite
TERSE
compendious
curt
laconic
pithy
succinct
taciturn
INEXPERIENCED
credulous
gullible
naive
ingenuous
novititate
tyro
ASSIST
abet
advocate
ancillary
bolster
corroborate
countenance
espouse
mainstay
munificent
proponent
stalwart
sustenance
GREEDY
avaricious
covetous
mercenary
miserly
penurious
venal
SATISFY
ameliorate
appease
assuage
defer
mitigate
mollify
pacify
placate
propitiate
satiate
slake
ANOMALY
deviation from norm
EQUIVOCAL
ambiguous, open to interpretations
LUCID
clear, easy to understand
PRECIPITATE
bring about abruptly
ASSUAGE
make less severe
ERUDITE
scholarly
OPAQUE
unable to see through
PRODIGAL
lavish/wasteful
ENIGMA
puzzle, mystery
FERVID
intensely emotional
PLACATE
pacify, appease
ZEAL
energy
ABSTAIN
stay away from
AUDACIOUS
chutzpah
HOMOGENOUS
of one kind
EPHEMERAL
short lasting
LACONIC
using few words
MITIGATE
to soften
VACILLATE
to be undecided about something
ADULTERATE
impurify
CAPRICIOUS
changing one's mind quickly
DESICCATE
to dry out
GULLIBLE
easily deceived
LAUDABLE
praise worthy
PRAGMATIC
practical
VOLATILE
quick to explode, lively
APATHY
lack of emotion or concern
CORROBORATE
to support
ENGENDER
to cause
PEDANT
perfect model
LOQUACIOUS
talkative
PROPRIETY
proper behavior
ADVOCATE
plead in favor of
CACOPHONY
loud jarring noise
ENERVATE
to weaken
INGENUOUS
childlike simplicity
MISANTHROPE
one who dislikes others
PARADOX
controversy
VENERATE
regard with feelings of respect
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
DERIDE
treat or speak of with contempt
EULOGY
speech in praise of someone
LETHARGIC
defficient in alertness, sleepiness
OBDURATE
reistant to persuasion
PHILANTHROPIC
charity, charitable
WAVER
fluctuate
BOLSTER
hold up
DISSONANCE
disagreeable combination (of sounds)
GARRULOUS
sociable
MALLEABLE
capable of being shaped, easily influenced
OSTENTATION
overly showy
PREVARICATE
deliberately unclear to mislead [lie]
CORROBORATE
to support
ENGENDER
to cause
PEDANT
perfect model
LOQUACIOUS
talkative
PROPRIETY
proper behavior
ADVOCATE
plead in favor of
CACOPHONY
loud jarring noise
ENERVATE
to weaken
INGENUOUS
childlike simplicity
MISANTHROPE
one who dislikes others
PARADOX
controversy
VENERATE
regard with feelings of respect
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
DERIDE
treat or speak of with contempt
EULOGY
speech in praise of someone
VITUPERATIVE
marked by harshly abusive criticism
SATURNINE
Melancholy or sullen
EBULLIENT
Zestfully enthusiastic.
Boiling
EPICUREAN
Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure
DILUVIAL
Of, relating to, or produced by a flood.
SPHINX
A puzzling or mysterious person, MYTHOLOGY
UPSURGE
A rapid or abrupt rise
COGENT
convincing
AXIOM
An established rule, principle, or law.
A self-evident principle
PORTENTUOUS
Full of unspecifiable significance; Marked by pompousness; pretentiously weighty.
SYLLOGISM
Logic; Deduction
PROVIDENT
Frugal; economical
PIROUETTE
a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet
PLIANT
adaptable.
Yielding readily to influence or domination; compliant
TEPID
lukewarm.
Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm
CATATONIC
of, relating to, being, or affected by schizophrenia
PEDANTIC
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules
DIDACTIC
Of or relating to medical teaching by lectures or textbooks as distinguished from clinical demonstration with patients
COGITATE
consider carefully and deeply
DETTERENT
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
PERDITION
Loss of the soul; eternal damnation
IMPUNITY
Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm
CONCILIATORY
To make or attempt to make compatible; reconcile
ODIOUS
unequivocally detestable
QUIXOTIC
Capricious; impulsive
PARSIMONY
Unusual or excessive frugality
INTRANSIGENT
uncompromising
INELUCTABLE
inevitable
DISSIPATED
restraint
COMMENSURATE
Corresponding in size or degree
INNUNDATED
overwhelmed
TEMPERATE
self restrained
FECUNDITY
fertility
ENCUMBER
block
DISSEMINATE
spread widely
RESTIVE
stubborn, restless
MOROSE
gloomy