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Abbreviated Communication

abridge, compendium, cursory, curtail, syllabus, synopsis, terse

2

Act Quickly

apace, abrupt, headlong, impetuous, precipitate

3

Assist

abet, advocate, ancillary, bolster, corroborate, countenance, espouse, mainstay, munificent, proponent, stalwart, sustenance

4

Bad Mood

bilious, dudgeon, irascible, pettish, petulant, pique, querulous, umbrage, waspish

5

Beginner/Amateur

dilettante, fledgling, neophyte, novitiate, proselyte, tyro

6

Beginning/Young

burgeoning, callow, engender, inchoate, incipient, nascent

7

Biting (as in wit of temper)

acerbic, acidulous, acrimonious, asperity, caustic, mordacious, mordant, trenchant

8

Bold

audacious, courageous, dauntless

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Boring

banal, fatuous, hackneyed, insipid, mundane, pedestrian, platitude, prosaic, quotidian, trite

10

Carousal

bacchanalian, debauchery, depraved, dissipated, iniquity, libertine, libidinous, licentious, reprobate, ribald, salacious, sordid, turpitude

11

Changing Quickly

capricious, mercurial, volatile

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Copy

counterpart, emulate, facsimile, factitious, paradigm, precursor, quintessence, simulated, vicarious

13

Criticize/Criticism

aspersion, belittle, berate, calumny, castigate, decry, defamation, denounce, deride/derisive, diatribe, disparage, excoriate, gainsay, harangue, impugn, inveigh, lambaste, objurgate, obloquy, opprobrium, pillory, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprove, revile, tirade, vituperate

14

Death/Mourning

bereave, cadaver, defunct, demise, dolorous, elegy, knell, lament, macabre, moribund, obsequies, sepulchral, wraith

15

Denying of Self

abnegate, abstain, ascetic, spartan, stoic, temperate

16

Dictatorial

authoritarian, despotic, dogmatic, hegemonic, imperious, peremptory, tyrannical

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Difficult to Understand

abstruse, ambiguous, arcane, bemusing, cryptic, enigmatic, esoteric, inscrutable, obscure, opaque, paradoxical, perplexing, recondite, turbid

18

Disgusting/Offensive

defile, fetid, invidious, noisome, odious, putrid, rebarbative

19

Easy to Understand

articulate, cogent, eloquent, evident, limpid, lucid, pellucid

20

Eccentric/Dissimilar

aberrant, anachronism, anomalous, discrete, eclectic, esoteric, iconoclast

21

Embarrass

abash, chagrin, compunction, contrition, diffidence, expiate, foible, gaucherie, rue

22

Equal

equitable, equity, tantamount

23

Falsehood

apocryphal, canard, chicanery, dissemble, duplicity, equivocate, erroneous, ersatz, fallacious, feigned, guile, mendacity, perfidy, prevaricate, specious, spurious

24

Family

conjugal, consanguine, distaff, endogamous, filial, fratricide, progenitor, scion

25

Favoring/Not Impartial

ardor/ardent, doctrinaire, fervid, partisan, tendentious, zealot

26

Forgive

absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, expiate, palliate, redress, vindicate

27

Funny

chortle, droll, facetious, flippant, gibe, jocular, levity, ludicrous, raillery, riposte, simper

28

Gaps/Openings

abatement, aperture, fissure, hiatus, interregnum, interstice, lull, orifice, rent, respite, rift

29

Generous/Kind

altruistic, beneficent, clement, largess, magnanimous, munificent, philanthropic, unstinging

30

Greedy

avaricious, covetous, mercenary, miserly, penurious, rapacious, venal

31

Hardhearted

asperity, baleful, dour, fell, malevolent, mordant, sardonic, scathing, truculent, vitriolic, vituperation

32

Harmful

baleful, baneful, deleterious, inimical, injurious, insidious, minatory, perfidious, pernicious

33

Harsh-Sounding

cacophony, din, dissonant, raucous, strident

34

Hatred

abhorrence, anathema, antagonism, antipathy, detestation, enmity, loathing, malice, odium, rancor

35

Healthy

beneficial, salubrious, salutary

36

Hesitate

dither, oscillate, teeter, vacillate, waver

37

Hostile

antithetic, churlish, curmudgeon, irascible, malevolent, misanthropic, truculent, vindictive

38

Innocent/Inexperienced

credulous, gullible, ingenuous, naive, novitiate, tyro

39

Insincere

disingenuous, dissemble, fulsome, ostensible, unctuous

40

Investigate

appraise, ascertain, assay, descry, peruse

41

Lazy/Sluggish

indolent, inert, lackadaisical, languid, lassitude, lethargic, phlegmatic, quiescent, slothful, torpid

42

Luck

adventitious, amulet, auspicious, fortuitous, kismet, optimum, portentous, propitiate, propitious, providential, talisman

43

Nag

admonish, cavil, belabor, enjoin, exhort, harangue, hector, martinet, remonstrate, reproof

44

Nasty

fetid, noisome, noxious

45

Not a Straight Line

askance, awry, careen, carom, circuitous, circumvent, gyrate, labyrinth, meander, oblique, serrated, sidle, sinuous, undulating, vortex

46

Overblown/Wordy

bombastic, circumlocution, garrulous, grandiloquent, loquacious, periphrastic, prolix, rhetoric, turgid, verbose

47

Pacify/Satisfy

ameliorate, appease, assuage, defer, mitigate, mollify, placate, propitiate, satiate, slake, soothe

48

Pleasant-Sounding

euphonious, harmonious, melodious, sonorous

49

Poor

destitute, esurient, impecunious, indigent

50

Praise

acclaim, accolade, aggrandize, encomium, eulogize, extol, fawn, laud/laudatory, venerate

51

Predict

augur, auspice, fey, harbinger, portentous, presage, prescient, prognosticate

52

Prevent/Obstruct

discomfort, encumber, fetter, forfend, hinder, impede, inhibit, occlude

53

Smart/Learned

astute, canny, erudite, perspicacious

54

Sorrow

disconsolate, doleful, dolor, elegiac, forlorn, lament, lugubrious, melancholy, morose, plaintive, threnody

55

Stubborn

implacable, inexorable, intractable, intransigent, obdurate, obstinate, recalcitrant, refractory, renitent, untoward, vexing

56

Terse

compendious, curt, laconic, pithy, succinct, taciturn

57

Time/Order/Duration

anachronism, antecede, antedate, anterior, archaic, diurnal, eon, ephemeral, epoch, fortnight, millennium, penultimate, synchronous, temporal

58

Timid/Timidity

craven, diffident, pusillanimous, recreant, timorous, trepidation

59

Truth

candor/candid, fealty, frankness, indisputable, indubitable, legitimate, probity, sincere, veracious, verity

60

Unusual

aberration, anomaly, iconoclast, idiosyncrasy

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Wandering

discursive, expatiate, forage, itinerant, peregrination, peripatetic, sojourn

64

Weaken

adulterate, enervate, exacerbate, inhibit, obviate, stultify, undermine, vitiate

65

Wisdom

adage, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, bromide, dictum, epigram, platitude

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Withdrawal/Retreat

abeyance, abjure, abnegation, abortive, abrogate, decamp, demur, recant

66

Walking About

ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic