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affront

(n.) an open or intentional insult; a slight; (v.) to insult to one's face; to face in defiance, confront
Synonyms: offense, offend
Antonyms: compliment, praise

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captious

(adj.) excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up
Synonym(s): faultfinding, nit-picking, carping
Antonyms: uncritical

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contrite

(adj.) regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; thoroughly penitent
Synonyms: remorseful, rueful
Antonyms: unrepentant, unapologetic, impenitent

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decorous

(adj.) well behaved, dignified, socially proper
Synonyms: seemly, becoming, tasteful
Antonyms: unseemly, unbecoming, improper, tasteless

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desiccated

(adj., part.) thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
Synonyms: dehydrated, shriveled, parched
Antonyms: sodden, soggy, waterlogged, drenched

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engender

(v.) to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into existence, assume form
Synonyms: beget, generate, cause, form
Antonyms: stop, deter

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facade

(n.) the front or face of a building; a surface appearance (as opposed to what may lie behind)
Synonyms: exterior, surface, mask, pretense
Antonyms: interior

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incongruous

(adj.) not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
Synonyms: discordant, jarring
Antonyms: compatible, harmonious, consistent

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putative

(adj.) generally regarded as such; reputed; hypothesize, inferred
Synonyms: supposed, presumed
Antonyms: known, corroborated, confirmed

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behemoth

(n.) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
Synonyms: mammoth, whale, elephant, colossus
Antonyms: dwarf, pygmy, midget

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cacophonous

(adj.) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
Antonyms: harmonious, melodious, mellifluous

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consign

(v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
Synonyms: transfer, remit, convey

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mesmerize

(v.) to hypnotize, entrance; to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch

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gainsay

(v.) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
Antonyms: confirm, corroborate, support, admit

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innate

(adj.) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
Synonyms: intrinsic, congenital
Antonyms: learned, acquired, extrinsic, accidental

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manifest

(adj.) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v.) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n.) a list of cargo and/or passengers
Synonyms: apparent; reveal, disclose
Antonyms: unrevealed, hidden; hide, conceal

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moratorium

(n.) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
Synonyms: postponement, stoppage
Antonyms: acceleration, escalation

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pariah

(n.) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
Synonyms: outcast, untouchable, persona non grata

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wizened

(adj.) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as a result of aging)
Synonyms: withered, shriveled
Antonyms: bloated, distended

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aperture

(n.) an opening, gap, hole; orifice
Antonyms: closure, blockage, occlusion

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epicurean

(adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food; comfort and ease; (n.) a person with discriminating taste
Synonyms: hedonistic, sybaritic, discriminating
Antonyms: ascetic, self-denying, abstemious

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iniquity

(n.) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
Synonyms: evil, crime
Antonyms: probity, rectitude, uprightness

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mutable

(adj.) open to or capable of change; fickle
Synonyms: changeable, variable
Antonyms: changeless, steadfast, constant

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obeisance

(n.) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
Synonym: respect, honor
Antonyms: disrespect, irreverence, disregard

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pillory

(n.) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule
Antonyms: praise, extol, laud, acclaim

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presage

(v.) to foreshadow and point to a future event; to predict; (n.) a warning or indication of the future
Synonyms: augur, portend, foretell

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promulgate

(v.) to explain or issue officially; to make known far and wide
Synonym: announce
Antonyms: withdraw, retract, abrogate, nullify

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restive

(adj.) restless, hard to manage, balky
Synonyms: uneasy, fidgety, recalcitrant
Antonyms: serene, unruffled, docile

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subsist

(v.) to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue
Synonyms: last, survive, sustain

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euphemism

(n.) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute