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Syn- forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned

Ant- mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant

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Austere

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Austere

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

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Beneficent

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

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Syn- humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable

Ant- selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious

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Beneficent

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Cadaverous

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(Adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

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Syn- corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly

Ant- robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health

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Cadaverous

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Concoct

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

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Syn- create, fashion, rustle up

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Concoct

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Crass

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(Adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid

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Syn- crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse

Ant- refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant

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Crass

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Debase

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(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

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Debase

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Desecrate

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

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Syn- profane, defile, violate

Ant- revere, venerate, consecrate

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Desecrate

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Disconcert

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(V.) to confuse; disturb the composure of

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Syn- upset, rattle, ruffle, faze

Ant- relax, calm, put at ease

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Disconcert

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Grandiose

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(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

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Grandiose

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Inconsequential

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(Adj.) trifling, unimportant

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Syn- trivial, negligible, paltry

Ant- important, essential, crucial

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Inconsequential

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Infraction

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(N.) a breaking of a law or obligation

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Syn- violent, transgression, offense

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Infraction

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Mitigate

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(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

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Mitigate

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Pillage

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(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

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Pillage

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Prate

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(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

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Prate

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Punctilious

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

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Syn- precise, scrupulous

Ant- careless, perfunctory

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Punctilious

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Redoubtable

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

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Syn- formidable, august

Ant- laughable, risible

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Redoubtable

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Reprove

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

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Syn- chastise, upbraid, reproach

Ant- praise, commend, laud, pat on the back

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Reprove

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Restitution

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(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

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Restitution

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Stalwart

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(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

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Stalwart

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Vulnerable

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

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Syn- defenseless, unguarded

Ant- invincible, protected, safe, secure

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Vulnerable