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Acquisitive

adj

Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
Synonym: avaricious
Antonym: altruistic
The conquistador was not concerned with the Natives' will; he was too ACQUISITAVE.

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Arrogate

v

To claim or take without right
Synonym: expropriate
Antonym: abandon
The robbery concluded when the criminal left the bank after ARROGATING the currency.

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Banal

adj

Hackneyed, trite, commonplace
Synonym: hackneyed
Antonym: new
Don't go about the problem in a BANAL way; challenge yourself and figure out something new.

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Belabor

v

To work on excessively; to thrash soundly
Synonym: overwork
Just draw a picture; don't BELABOR over every square inch you draw on the page.

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Carping

adj/n

(adj) Tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
(n) petty, nagging criticism
Synonym: nit-picking
Antonym: uncritical
You annoy me because you are so CARPING about everything I do.

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Coherent

adj

Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
Synonym: unified
Antonym: disjointed
You should put Pam and Jim together because they are COHERENT and work as a team.

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Congeal

v

To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
Synonym: solidify
Antonym: liquefy
As you freeze water to make it ice, the particles CONGEAL in the freezer.

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Encomium

n

A formal expression of praise; a lavish tribute
Synonym: eulogy
Antonym: condemnation

Every year on 9/11, there is an ENCOMIUM on television for all that died on that dreadful day.

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Eschew

v

To avoid, shun, keep away from
Synonym: shun
Antonym: adopt
Losing weight may be a result of exercising and eschewing junk food.

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Germane

adj

Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
Synonym: pertinent
Antonym: irrelevant
If you are going to say things that are not GERMANE to the discussion, then get out of the classroom.

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Insatiable

adj

(adj) So great or demanding as not to be satisfied
Synonym: ravenous
Rev up those friers; I have an insatiable appetite!

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Intransigent

adj

Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
Synonym: unyielding
Antonym: lukewarm
You have to be able to compromise to settle something with Tara because she is INTRANSIGENT.

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Invidious

adj

Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
Synonym: malicious
Antonym: flattering
The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (H.I.B.) laws in New Jersey state that INVIDIOUS remarks will result in punishment.

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Largesse

n

Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
Synonym: generosity
Antonym: stinginess
I greatly respect celebrities with LARGESSE and philanthropy and celebrities who do not keep all their earnings to themselves.

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Reconnaissance

n

A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
Synonym: exploration
In video games like Call of Duty, the player goes on a faux RECONNAISSANCE looking for enemy "soldiers".

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Substantiate

v

To establish by evidence; prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
Synonym: confirm
Antonym: refute
Let me SUBSTANTIATE that any talking in this class will result in detention; it happened to Nick!

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Taciturn

adj

Habitually silent or quiet; inclined to talk very little
Synonym: uncommunicative
Antonym: garrulous
If a class is full of a bunch of TACITURN, it might be boring as a result of no real discussion.

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Temporize

v

To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
Synonym: procrastinate
It is not a good idea to TEMPORIZE; rather, get your homework done on time.

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Tenable

adj

Capable of being held or defended
Synonym: defensible
Antonym: indefensible
As long as you can show your work, your claim that you finished your homework that quickly will be TENABLE.