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annul

to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void

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blase´

indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic

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bolster

- to support, give boost to
- a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post

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deplore

to feel or express regret or disapproval

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frivolous

of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

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muster

- to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount o, comprise, include
- a list of military personnel; a gathering, accumulation

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nonentity

a person or thing of no importance

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obsess

to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind

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ornate

elaborately decorated; showily splendid

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oust

to remove, drive out of position or place

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peruse

to read thoroughly and carefully

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porous

full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water

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promontory

a high point of land extending into water

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prone

- lying face down
- inclined, likely

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qualm

- a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving or doubt
- a feeling of faintness or nausea

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recourse

a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection

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residue

a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

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solicitous

- showing concern or care
- fearful or anxious about someone or something

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staid

serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

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sustain

- to support, nourish, keep up
- to suffer, undergo
- to bear up under, withstand
- to affirm the validity of

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syn: prostrate, liable

prone

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syn: regret, second thought, scruple

qualm

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syn: redress, remedy

recourse

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syn: remnant, remains, leavings

residue

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syn: concerned

solicitous

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syn: sedate, sober, prim

staid

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syn: foster, uphold

sustain

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ant: standing upright, unlikely

prone

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ant: unconcerned, indifferent, apathetic

solicitous

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ant: gaudy, jaunty, unconventional

staid

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syn: mobilize, marshal, roster, inventory

muster

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syn: nobody

nonentity

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syn: preoccupy

obsess

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syn: fancy, flashy, flamboyant

ornate

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syn: expel, eject

oust

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syn: study, pore over, scrutinize

peruse

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syn: leaky, permeable

porous

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syn: cliff, outcrop, jetty

promontory

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ant: disband, dismiss, disperse

muster

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ant: celebrity

nonentity

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ant: plain, stark, austere

ornate

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ant: admit, welcome

oust

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ant: airtight, impermeable

porous

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The sleepy new recruits assembled on the parade ground for the early morning __.

muster

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We may not be movie stars, but we did not deserve to be treated as __ by the presumptuous and haughty headwaiter.

nonentities

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If you allow fear of failure to __ you, you will find it difficult or even impossible to achieve your goals in life.

obsess

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If you ask me, an __ gilded frame distracts the viewer's eye from a simple drawing.

ornate

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Military leaders __ the duly elected president and took over the government.

ousted

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It is wise to have a lawyer __ an agreement before you sign it.

peruse

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Some synthetic materials are as __ and strong as natural sponges.

porous

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We chose a high __ overlooking the sea as the perfect spot for our picnic lunch.

promontory

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syn: cancel, abolish, invalidate, nullify

annul

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ant: enthusiastic, passionate, fervent

blase´

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syn: reinforce, buttress, validate

bolster

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syn: lament, bemoan, bewail

deplore

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syn: silly, foolish, inane, petty

frivolous

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ant: validate, authorize, ratify

annul

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ant: undermine, weaken, impair

bolster

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ant: serious, important, significant

frivolous

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The state legislators voted by an overwhelming majority to __ the out-of-date law.

annul

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Battle-hardened soldiers may tend to become a bit __ about the dangers they face.

blase´

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When you write a research paper, you should always use appropriate facts to __ your case.

bolster

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The sofa has four comfortable __.

bolsters

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Social critics __ what they believe is a widespread decline in good manners.

deplore

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I'll ignore your __ suggestion.

frivolous

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You will need to __ your courage to face the bully who has been tormenting you.

muster

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Unfortunately, I am __ to earaches and sinus infections.

prone

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Don't you have serious __ about voting for such a relatively unknown and inexperienced candidate?

qualms

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If my letter of complain fails to get results, I will still have __ to a higher authority.

recourse

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A __ of sticky taffy made the pan difficult to clean.

residue

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Neighbors made __ inquiries about the state of the elderly couple's health.

solicitous

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Many companies have a dress code which requires that all employees wear __ colors such as navy or gray.

staid

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You may __ a serious eye injury if you forget to wear your safety goggles when you work with chemicals or power tools.

sustain