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amiss

faultu, imperfect, not as it should be; in a mistaken r improper way, wrongly

synonym: awry
antonym: properly

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brawl

a noisy quarrel or fight; to fight or quarrel noisily

syn: scuffle, donnybrook; spar, scrap

2

detest

to hate, dislike very much, loathe

syn: despise, abhor
ant: relish, love, admire, esteem

3

domestic

native to a country, not foreign; relating to the life or affairs of a household; a household servant

syn: household, native; servant
ant: foreign, alien

4

flagrant

extremely bad, glaring; scandalous, notorious

syn: blatant, gross, outrageous
ant: petty, piddling, trifling, inconsequential

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flaw

a slight fault, defect, crack

syn: imperfection, blemish
ant: faultlessness, perfection

6

fledgling

an inexperienced person, beginner,; a young bird about to leave the nest; inexperienced, budding

syn: novice, tyro, neophyte
ant: pro, expert veteran

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fluster

to make or become confused, agitated or nervous; a state of confusion or agitation

syn: agitate, rattle, disconcert
ant: reassure, soothe, quiet

8

foremost

chief, most important, primary; in the first place

syn: leading, principal, paramount
ant: hindmost, last, secondary

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momentum

the force or speed with which something moves

syn: drive, thrust, impetus

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notable

striking, remarkable; a person who is well known, distinguished or outstanding in some way

syn: noteworthy, impressive
ant: undistinguished, unremarkable, unknown

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nurture

to bring up, care for, train, nourish; rearing, training, upbringing

syn: raise, rear, foster
ant: neglect, ignore, discourage, hinder

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paradox

a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities

syn: riddle, enigma, anomaly, absurdity

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perjury

the act of swearing to a lie

syn: false witness

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presume

to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare, take upon oneself, take liberties

syn: surmise, trespass, infringe

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prior

earlier, former

syn: previous, anterior
ant: subsequent, later, ensuing, following

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proficient

skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity

syn: competent, adept, able
ant: incompetent, inept, unskilled, ignorant

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salvo

a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack

syn: barrage, volley

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vigilant

wide-awake, alert, watchful

syn: attentive, on one's toes
ant: sleepy, inattentive, unobservant

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wrath

intense anger

syn: rage, fury, ire, choler, indignation
ant: favor, approval, pleasure, blessing

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It is a ____ to say that youth is wasted on the young.

paradox

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The witness was convicted of ____ and as sentenced to serve two years in prison.

perjury

22

Dad knows his way around the kitchen and is quite a ____ cook.

proficient

23

The counselors ____ that the job they had last summer will be theirs this summer as well.

presume

24

Unfortunately, the governor had a ____ appointment and could not meet with the class.

prior

25

In Greek and Roman myths characters fear the ____ of the gods.

wrath

26

The ___ guards paced back and forth in front of the barracks.

vigilant

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The audience erupted in a ____ of laughter.

salvo

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We placed the ______ back in its nest.

fledgling

29

Music is ___ among my interests.

foremost

30

During the trial, the judge told the attorney not to ___ the witness.

fluster

31

A ____ police officer appeared on the scene and wisely called for assistance.

fledgling

32

The presidential campaign gained ____ once the first primary was over.

momentum

33

First and ____, you must call home to let your family know you'll be late.

foremost

34

It is wonderful to watch the chimpanzees ___ their young.

nurture

35

Being chosen for the team was a ____ event in our lives.

notable

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Under the circumstances it would not be ___ to offer our congratulations.

amiss

37

The ____ they received as children served them well as they grew into adulthood.

nurture

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The noise coming from the classroom sounded more like a ___ than a debate.

brawl

39

The party was attended by ____ from the film world.

notables

40

Children who dislike green vegetables often ___ spinach.

detest

41

Crossing against the light shows a ___ disregard for the law.

flagrant

42

The newspaper is filled with information about our country's ___ affairs

domestic

43

We noticed a ___ in the plan to start building the house before the spring rains.

flaw

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When my grandmother first came to this country, she took a job as a ____.

domestic