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Allay

V. To calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

Synonyms: reduce, alleviate, moderate

Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

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Bestial

Adj. Beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

Synonyms: animal, depraved, loathsome

Antonyms: human, humane, clement, virtuous, upright

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Convivial

Adj. festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

Synonyms: fun-loving, jovial, merry

Antonyms: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable

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Coterie

N. a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest

Synonyms: clique, set

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Counterpart

N. a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement

Synonym: match

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Demur

V. to object or take exception to; N. an objection

Synonyms: v. protest, object to

Antonyms: v. assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

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Effrontery

N. Shameless, boldness, impudence

Synonyms: gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek

Antonyms: shyness, diffidence, timidity

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Embellish

V. to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

Synonyms: ornament, garnish

Antonyms: strip, mar, disfigure

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Ephemeral

Adj. lasting only a short time, short-lived

Synonyms: fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory

Antonyms: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual

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Felicitous

Adj. appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

Synonyms: fortunate, well-put

Antonyms: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

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Furtive

Adj. done slyly or stelthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

Synonyms: clandestine, covert, surreptitious

Antonyms: forthright, aboveboard, open

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Garish

Adj. Glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

Synonyms: gaudy, flashy, tawdry

Antonyms: subdued, muted, understated, quiet

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Illusory

Adj. Misleading, deceptive, lacking in or not based on reality

Synonyms: specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary

Antonyms: actual, real, factual, objective

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Indigent

Adj. needy, impoverished

Synonyms: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute

Antonyms: wealthy, affluent, prosperous

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Inordinate

Adj. Far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

Synonyms: exorbitant, extravagant

Antonyms: moderate, reasonable, equitable

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Jettison

V. To cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

Synonyms: cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon

Antonyms: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep

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Misanthrope

N. A person who hates or despises people

Synonyms: people-hater

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Pertinacious

Adj. Very persistant; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied

Synonyms: stubborn, dogged, determined

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Picayune

Adj. Of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

Synonyms: inconsequential, piddling, trifling

Antonyms: important, significant, huge, gigantic

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Raiment

N. Clothing, garments

Synonyms: apparel, attire