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Abbreviated Communitcation
abridge,compendium,cursory,curtail,syllabus,synopsis,terse
Act Quickly
apace,abrupt,headlong,impetuous,precipitate
Assist
abet,advocate,ancillary,bolster,corroborate,countenance,espouse,mainstay,nunificent,proponent,stalwart,sustenance
bad mood
bilious,dudgeon,irascible,pettish,petulant,pique,querulous,umbrage,waspish
beginner/amateur
dilettante,fledging,neophyte,novitiate,proselyte,tyro
beginning/young
burgeoning,callow,engender,inchoate,incipient,nascent
biting (wit/temperment)
acerbic,acidulous,acrimonious,asperity,causitc,mordacious,mordant,trenchant
bold
audacious,courageous,dauntless
boring
anal,fatuous,hackneyed,insipid,mundane,pedestrian,paltitude,prosaic,quotidian,trite
changing quickly
capricious,mercurial,volatile
copy
counterpart,emulate,facsimile,factitious,paradigm,precursor,quintessence,simulated,vicarious
criticize a-g
aspersion,belittle,berate,calumny,castiget,decry,defamation,denounce,deride, diatribe,disparage,excoriate,gainsay
criticize h-v
harangue,immpugn,inveigh,lambaste,ojurgate,obloquy,opprobrium,pillory,rebuke,remonstrate,reprehend,reprove,revile,tirade,vituperate
death/mourning
bereave,cadaver,defunct,demise,dolorous,elegy,knell,lament,macabre,moribund,obsequies,sepulchral,wraith
denying of self
abnegate,abstain,ascetic,spartan,stoic,temperate
dictorial
authoritarian,despotic,dogmatic,hegemonic,imperious,peremptory,tyrannical
difficult to understand
abstruse,ambiguous,arcane,bemusing,cryptic,enigmatic,esoteric,inscrutable,obscure,opaque,paradoxical,perplexing,recondite,turbid
disgusting/offensive
defile,fetid,invidious,noisome,odious,putrid,rebarbative
easy to understand
articulate,cogent,eloquent,evident,limpid,lucid,pellucid
eccentric/dissimilar
aberrant,anachronism,anomalous,iconoclast,discrete,eclectic,esoteric
embarrass
absh,chagrin,compunction,contrition,diffidence,expiate,foible,gaucherie,rue
equal
equitable,equity,tantamount
falsehood
apocryphal,canard,chicanery,dissemble,duplicity,quivocate,erroneous,ersataz,fallacious,feigned,guile,mendacious,perfidy,prevaricate,specious,spurious
family
conjugal,consanguine,distaff,endogamous,filial,fratricide,progenitor,scion
favoring/not impartial
ardor,doctrinaire,fervid,partisan,tendentious,zealot
forgive
absolve,acquite,exulpate,exonerate,expiate,palliate,redress,vindicate
funny
chortle,droll,facetious,flippant,gibe,jocular,levity,ludicrous,raillery,riposte,simper
gaps/openings
abatement,aperture,fissure,hiatus,inttergnum,interstice, lull,orifice,rent,respite,rift
generous/kind
altruistis,beneficent,clement,largess,magnamimous,numificent,philanthropic,unstinting
greedy
avaricious,covetous,mercenary,miserly,penurious,rapacious,venal
hardhearted
asperity,baleful,dour,fell,malevolent,mordant,sardonic,scathing,truculent,vitriolic,vituperation
harmful
baleful,baneful,deleterious,inimical,injurious,insidious,minatory,perfidious,pernicious
harsh-sounding
cacophony,din,dissonant,raucous,strident
hatred
abhorrence,anathema,antagonism,antipathy,detestation,enmity,loathing,malice,odium,rancor
healthy
beneficial,salubrious,salutary
hesitate
dither,oscillate,teeter,vacillate,waver
hostile
antithetic,churlish,curmudgeoun,irascible,malevolent,misanthropic,truculent,vindictive
innocent/inexperienced
credulous,gullible,ingenuous,naive,noviate,tyro
insincere
disingenuous,dissemble,fulsome,ostensible,unctuous
investigate
appraise,ascertain,assay,descry,peruse
lazy/sluggish
indolent,inert,lackadaisical,languid,lassitude,lethargic,phlegmatic,quiescent,slothful,torpid
luck
adventitious,amulet,auspicious,fortuitous,kismet,optimum,portentous,propitiate,propitious,providential,talisman
nag
admonish,cavil,belabor,enjoin,exhort,harangue,hector,martinet,remonstrate,reproof
nasty
fetid,noisome,noxious
not a straight line
askance,awry,careen,carom,ciruitous,circumvent,gyrate,labyrinth,meander,oblique,serrated,sidle,sinuous,undulating,vortex
overblown/wordy
bombastic,circumlocution,garrulous,grandiloquent,loquacious,periphrastic,prolix,rhetoric,turgid,verbose
pacify/satisfy
amerliorate,appease,assuage,defer,mitigate,molligy,placate,propitiate,satiate,slake,sooth
pleasant sounding
euphonious,harmonious,melodious,sonorous
poor
destitute,esurient,impecunious,indigent
praise
acclain,accolade,aggrandize,encomium,eulogize,extol,fawn,laud,venerate
predict
augur,auspice,fey,harbinger,portentous,presage,prescient,prognosticate
prevent/obstrut
discomfort,encumber,fetter,forfend,hinder,impede,inhibit,occlude
smart/learned
astute,canny,erudite,perspicacious
sorrow
disconsolate,doleful,dolor,elegiac,forlorn,lament,lugubrious,melancholy,renitent,untoward,vexing
terse
compedious,curt,laonic,pithy,succinct,taciturn
time/order/duration
anachronism,antecede,antedate,anterior,archaic,ddiurnal,eon,ephemeral,epoch,fortnight,millennium,penultimate,synchronous,temporal
timid/timidity
craven,diffident,pusillanimous,recreant,timorous,trepidation
truth
candor,fealty,frankness,indisputable,indubitable,legitimate,probity,sincere,veracious,verity
unusual
aberration,anomaly,iconoclast,idiosyncrasy
walking about
ambulatory,itinerant,peripatetic
wandering
discursive,expatiate,forage,itinerant,peregrination,peripatetic,sojourn
weaken
adulterate,enervate,exacerbate,inhibit,obviate,stultify,undermine,vitiate
wisdom
adage,aphorism,apothegm,axiom,bromide,dictum,epigram,platitude,sententious,truism
withdrawl/retreat
abeyance,abjure,abnegation,abortive,abrogate,decamp,demur,recant,recidvism,remission,renege,recind,retrograde