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Assuage

V- to ease; lessen the intensity of, relieve, or satisfy

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Other forms assuage

assuagement- N assuager- N assuaging- N/adj/V

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Taciturn

adj- uncommunicative; not speaking openly often

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Other forms taciturn

N- taciturnity

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Synonym and antonym of taciturn

Syn- reticent Ant- boisterous

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Vapid

adj- without life or spirit (not literally) ex: The party was vapid.

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Synonym and antonym of vapid

syn- insipid ant- boisterous

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Predilection

N- a favorable opinion (often predetermined), having a preference or bias.

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Nebulous

adj- hazy/cloudy/unclear/vague/undistinct

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Other forms nebuluous

nebulously- adv nebulousness- N

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Antonym of nebulous

ant- lucid

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Entailment

N- inheritance

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Condescension

N- the act of treating someone as inferior

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Synonym of condescension

syn- patronizing

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Other forms condescension

condescending- N/adj/V condescend- V

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Auspicious

adj- Showing/expecting promise or favor in terms of success

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Synonym of auspicious

syn- propitious

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Other forms auspicious

auspiciously- adv auspiciousness- N

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Obstreperous

adj- Resisting control, becoming unruly, raucous

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Other forms obstreperous

obstreperously- adv obstreperousness- N

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Pestilence

N- something deadly or destructive (most often disease/plague)

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Edification

N- the act of uplifting, improving morally or spiritually

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Ascertain

V- to find out or determine, learn, or discover

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Other forms ascertain

ascertainable- adj ascertainment- N

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Aberration

N- An act that is unusual or irregular from the standard/norm

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Synonyms of aberration

syn- divergence, deviation

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Other forms of aberration

aberrational- adj

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Lineament

N- distinguishing features of something (often looks/face)

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Other forms lineament

lineamental- adj lineamentation- N

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Philippic

N- bitter tone/speech

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Synonyms of philippic

syn- rebuke, tirade

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Umbrage

N- a feeling of annoyance/displeasure/irritation

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Rectitude

N- honest or morally correct

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Interdict

Vt- to forbid or prohibit

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Other forms interdict

Interdictor- N

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Palliation

N- relieve or lessen without cure

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Other forms palliation

Palliator- N

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Cantankerous

adj- often angry and annoyed/hard to deal with

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Synonym of cantankerous

syn- contentious

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Other forms of cantankerous

cantankerously- adv cantankerousness- N