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Decelerate
to slow down or to cause to slow down
syn- slow down
ant- accelerate
Deploy
1. to arrange troops or equipment in position for battle
2. to put into use
syn- utilize
ant- X
claustrophobia
an abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces
syn- X
ant-X
Colleague
an a associate or coworker of similar status
syn- partner
ant- X
Facilitate
to make easier
syn- aid
ant- burden
Condescend
1.to lower onself to a position one considers inferior
2. to behave in an offensively superior manner
syn- stoop
ant- respect
Replica
a copy or reproduction, especially one smaller scale than the original
syn- mine-me
ant- X
Adept
highly skilled; expert
syn- deft
ant- inept
Contingent
1. conditional; depending on somethin else
2. likely, but not certain to happen; possible
3. A group that is part of a larger one
syn- chance
ant-X
fastidious
1. paying close attention to detail
2. difficult to please
syn- persnickety
ant- careless
Capacious
able to hold a large amount; roomy
syn- spacious
ant- cramped
Audible
capable of being heard
syn- perceptible
ant- inaudible
Crucial
extremely important; vital in resloving soemthing
syn-essential
ant- trivial
Deluge
1. a downpur of rain; flood
2. a flood of rain
3. to flood or overwhelm
Azure
the blue color of a cloudless sky
syn- cerulean/saphire
ant-X
fitful
Not steady; irregular
syn- inconstant
ant- routine
Copious
large in quantity; abundant
syn- profuse
ant- scance
Banter
1.to exchange playful remarks
2. light, playful conversation
syn- kid
ant- X
Dispel
to clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if by scattering
syn- bannish
ant- garner
Daunt
to discourage or intimidate
syn- dishearten
ant- embolded
Dub
to give a title or nickname
syn- bestow
ant-X
Fanfare
1. the sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments
2. any showy display
syn- cheering
ant- X
Fledgling
1.a young bird just learing how to fly
2. a young and inexperienced person
3. new and uniterested
syn- apprentice
ant- expert
Inane
empty; shallow or silly
syn- birdbrain
ant- cerebral
Grapple
1. to struggle within close sombat; to wrestle
2. to come to grips with
syn- battle
ant- harmanize
Mettle
courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; spirit
syn- backbone
ant- spinelessness
Negligible
small and inimportant, not worth noticing
syn- insignificant
ant- significant
Protract
to draw out or lenghten(time)
syn- extend
ant- abridge
Pang
a sudden sharp feeling of pain or distress
syn- ache
ant-X
Precede
to go or come before in time, rank, or position
syn- anteceed
ant- follow
LGB-dub
OLD NORSE 'dubben' maens to strike
LGB-adept
Middle Ages- people tried to turn iron and lead into gold and silver. A person who could do this was called an 'adept'.
LGB-crucial
Latin root 'crux' means cross. Romans used cross as posts and signs. if a traveler came to a fork in the road, it was CRUCIAL to take the right road. so, they put post on the crosses on the side of the road.