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asset

something of value; a resource; an advantage


property, possession, endowment

duress

compulsion by threat; forcibe confinement


intimidation, coercion

infinitesimal

so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute


tiny, minuscule, microscopic, unnoticeable

prowess

distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability


valor, courage, heroism, mastery, proficiency

stipulate

to arrange specifically, to require as a condition of agreement


specify, contract

antithesis

the direct opposite, sharp contrast


contrary, antipode

disparage

to belittle, speak slightly of; to undervalue


degrade, decry, run down, underrate

dissonant

not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds


grating, strident, unmelodious, irreconcilable

elucidate

to clarify, explain


interpret, expound, explicate

laud

to praise


hail, extol, glorify, exalt

loll

to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop


loaf, loiter, sag, dangle

mandatory

required, obligatory


compulsory, requisite, imperative

phlegmatic

slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional


lethargic, indolent, torpid, stolid, impassive

rescind

to repeal, cancel


withdraw, revoke, retract, annul, abrogate

whet

to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager


hone, excite, stimulate

acclimate

to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation


accustom, learn the ropes

concur

to express agreement, approve


agree, assent, ratify, sanction

defamation

slander or libel


vilification, calumny, mudslinging

explicate

to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret


clarify, elucidate, untangle, spell out

pandemonium

a wild uproar, din, or commotion


chaos, tumult, bedlam, three-ring circus

receptive

open and responsive to ideas or suggestions


open-minded, tolerant, amenable

reticent

not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant


taciturn, closemouthed, tight-lipped

savory

tasty, appetizing, pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable


delectable, flavorful, aromatic, piquant

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy, inducing sleep


groggy, soporific

vehement

intense, forceful, powerful


emphatic, fierce, vigorous, impassioned