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abject

adj

degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved

S: utter
A: noble

After years of abandonment, the building was in such ABJECT condition that it needed to be demolished.

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agnostic

n/adj

(n) one who believes that nothing can be known about God, a skeptic
(adj) without faith, skeptical
S: skeptic
A: believer
The components of atheism are people who are AGNOSTIC.

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complicity

n

involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice

S: collusion
A: noninvolvement

Anyone with COMPLICITY in the school lunch theft should report themselves immediately to avoid harsher punishment.

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derelict

n/adj

(n) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected
(adj) left abandoned; neglectful of duty
S: delinquent
A: punctilious
The teacher's worst nightmare on a school trip is that a child is left DERELICT somewhere.

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diatribe

n

a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

S: tirade
A: panegyric
You should not allow any "joke" to turn into a harsh DIATRIBE.

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effigy

n

a crude image of a despised person
S: figure
Today, Hitler is looked at through many different EFFIGIES.

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equity

n

the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair, the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
S: justice
A: unfairness
There is a state of EQUITY in the United States; this is the main idea behind the Constitution.

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inane

adj

silly, empty of meaning or value
S: moronic
A: sensible
On a school night, it is INANE for you to go out.

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indictment

n

the act of accusing; a formal accusation

S: accusation
After his INDICTMENT, people believed that Peter was the one who committed the robbery.

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indubitable

adj

certain, not to be doubted or denied
S: certain
A: dubious
It is INDUBITABLE that I will be crabby tomorrow if I don't fall asleep.

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intermittent

adj

stopping and beginning again, sporadic
S: sporadic
A: uninterrupted
There will be INTERMITTENT rain tomorrow so bring an umbrella.

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Moot

adj/n/v

(adj) open to discussion and debate, unresolved
(v) to bring up for discussion
(n) a hypothetical law case argued by students
S: questionable
A: indisputable
We know where the kids will be sleeping; where we will be is a MOOT discussion.

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motif

n

a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
S: theme
I liked the Victorian MOTIF in the house I saw.

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neophyte

n

a new convert, beginner, novice
S: novice
A: veteran
Freshmen in high school are always looked upon as minuscule NEOPHYTES that need to be taught a lesson.

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perspicacity

n

keenness in observing and understanding
S: acumen
A: dullness
With amazing PERSPICACITY, the crab predicted the outcome of the Super Bowl.

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plenary

adj

complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute, attended by all qualified members
S: unrestricted
A: restricted
Until the items on my checklist are absolutely PLENARY, we are not leaving.

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surveillance

n

a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
S: observation
The SURVEILLANCE cameras kept a watch over the halls of the high school.

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sylvan

adj

pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
S: arcadian
Mahwah is a very SYLVAN environment; there are trees everywhere.

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testy

adj

easily irritated; characterized by impatient and exasperation
S: petulant
A: imperturbable
Don't be TESTY with me; take a chill pill.

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travesty

n/v

(n) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex
(v) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
S: farce
Drag queens wear TRAVESTIES that try to imitate women's outfits.