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Antithesis

A direct opposite, a contrast

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Ascend

To move upward, to rise from a lower station

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Austere

Strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic

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Autonomous

Independent, self-contained

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Banal

Common, ordinary, lacking freshness, hackneyed

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Benign

Not causing harm, of gentle disposition, beneficial

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Capricious

Changing suddenly, fickle

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Dawdle

To waste time, to spend time idly, to move in a lackadaisical manner

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Defamation

Act of harming or ruining another's reputation

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Esoteric

Understood only by a small group of a select few

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Exacerbate

To aggravate, to irritate, to vex

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Extol

To praise, to glorify

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Fastidious

Reflecting a meticulous or demanding attitude, critical to an extreme

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Furtive

Secret in an underhanded way, stealthy

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Gregarious

Sociable and outgoing

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Hypocrite

One who is insincere or deceitful

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Innate

Existing from birth, inborn

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Lethargic

Sluggish, languid

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Melancholy

Depression of spirits

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Opaque

Not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand

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Prolific

Abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity

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Reprove

To scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intent

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Symmetry

Balanced proportions

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Tranquil

Peaceful, calm

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Venerate

To honor, to revere