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Austere

(Adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

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Syn- forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned
Ant- mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant

Austere

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Beneficent

(Adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

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Syn- humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
Ant- selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious

Beneficent

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Cadaverous

(Adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

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Syn- corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
Ant- robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health

Cadaverous

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Concoct

(V.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

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Syn- create, fashion, rustle up

Concoct

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Crass

(Adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid

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Syn- crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
Ant- refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant

Crass

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Debase

(V.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

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Syn- cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
Ant- elevate, uplift, improve, enhance

Debase

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Desecrate

(V.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irrelevantly; to contaminate, pollute

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Syn- profane, defile, violate
Ant- revere, venerate, consecrate

Desecrate

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Disconcert

(V.) to confuse; disturb the composure of

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Syn- upset, rattle, ruffle, faze
Ant- relax, calm, put at ease

Disconcert

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Grandiose

(Adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

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Syn- majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
Ant- simple, modest, humble

Grandiose

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Inconsequential

(Adj.) trifling, unimportant

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Syn- trivial, negligible, paltry
Ant- important, essential, crucial

Inconsequential

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Infraction

(N.) a breaking of a law or obligation

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Syn- violent, transgression, offense

Infraction

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Mitigate

(V.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

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Syn- lessen, relieve, alleviate
Ant- aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate

Mitigate

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Pillage

(V.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder
(N.) the act of looting; booty

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Syn- (v.) ravage, sack, loot (n.) booty

Pillage

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Prate

(V.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

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Syn- prattle, blab, palaver
Ant- come to the point

Prate

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Punctilious

(Adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette

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Syn- precise, scrupulous
Ant- careless, perfunctory

Punctilious

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Redoubtable

(Adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

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Syn- formidable, august
Ant- laughable, risible

Redoubtable

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Reprove

(V.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke

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Syn- chastise, upbraid, reproach
Ant- praise, commend, laud, pat on the back

Reprove

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Restitution

(N.) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

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Syn- reimbursement, redress, restoration

Restitution

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Stalwart

(Adj.) strongly and sturdy; brave; resolute
(N). A brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

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Syn- (adj.) sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; (n.) mainstay
Ant- (adj.) weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating

Stalwart

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Vulnerable

(Adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

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Syn- defenseless, unguarded
Ant- invincible, protected, safe, secure

Vulnerable