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Adulation

(N.) praise or flattery that is excessive

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Anathema

(N.) to object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article)

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Astute

(Adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom

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Avarice

(N.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth

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Culpable

(Adj.) deserving blame, worthy of condemnation

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Dilatory

(Adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate; not prompt; intended to delay or postpone

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Egregious

(Adj) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)

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Equivocate

(V.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous

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Evanescent

(Adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

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Irresolute

(Adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating

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Nebulous

(Adj.) cloud like, resembling a cloudy cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct

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Novice

One who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally)

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Penury

(N.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

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Pretentious

(Adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; ambitious

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Recapitulate

(V.) to review a series of facts; to sum up

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Resuscitate

(V.) to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence

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Slovenly

(Adj.) untidy, dirty, careless

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Supposition

(N.) something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

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Torpid

(Adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull

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Syn- diminish, decrease, subside, let up
Ant- intensity, increased magnify, wax

Abate

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Syn- adoration, idolization, hero-worship
Ant- ridicule, derision, odium

Adulation

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Syn- male diction, imprecation, abomination
Ant- benediction, blessing

Anathema

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Syn- acute, sagacious, judicious, wily
Ant- obtuse, doltish, empty-headed, dumb

Astute

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Syn- cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness

Avarice

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Syn- guilty, delinquent, peccant, blameworthy
Ant- blameless, innocent, laudable, meritorious

Culpable

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Syn- stalling, slow, tardy, laggard
Ant- prompt, punctual, speedy, expeditious

Dilatory

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Syn-glaring, flagrant, blatant
Ant- unnoticeable, paltry, piddling

Egregious

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Syn- to talk out of both sides of one's mouth, Palmer, hedge
Ant- to speak one's mind plainly

Equivocate

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Syn- ephemeral, transient, transitory
Ant- everlasting, immortal, impershable

Evanescent

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Syn- indecisive, vacillating, wavering
Ant- determined, decisive, unwavering

Irresolute

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Syn- hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, opaque, indeterminate
Ant- definite, distinct, clear, sharply focused

Nebulous

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Syn- neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice
Ant- veteran, past master, pro, expert

Novice

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Syn- destitution, indigence
Ant- affluence, luxury

Penury

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Syn- ostentatious, inflated
Ant- unaffected, modest

Pretentious

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Syn- review, summarize, go over

Recapitulate

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Syn- revitalize, reanimate, restore, reactivate

Resuscitate

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Syn- unkempt, slatternly, lax
Ant- neat, meticulous

Slovenly

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Syn- assumption, presumption, hypothesis

Supposition

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Syn- lethargic, languid
Ant- energetic, vigorous

Torpid

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Abate

(V.) to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit