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Compassionate

Feeling or showing support for others

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Pliant

Synonym to compliant

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Erratic

Not regular

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Wind

V. To change direction

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Trifling

Trivial

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Obviate

To anticipate and then prevent

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Condolence

Sympathy with one who suffers

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Indolence

Lazy or slothful

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Apathy

Indifference, apathetic

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Diligent

Careful and conscientious in carrying out a task or duties

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Wane

Abate, subside

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Contentious

Controversial

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Contend

To strive in rivalry, compete
(Contend with)- to have a deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation

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Comparable

Syn: similar
Ant: disparate

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Patent

Adj: obvious, easily recognizable
N: a grant of sole authorship

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Concede

Admit (often unwillingly)

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Substantiate

Strengthen

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Scrutinize

Examine someone or something in detail and critically

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Deem

Judge

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Debunk

To expose

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Obsolete

Out dated
Obsolescent (becoming obsolete)

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Counterfeit

Imitate something fraudulently
S: forgery

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Forge

Produce a fraudulent copy or imitation
Create something strong and successful
- they forged a strong bond

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Defiance

Character of shy
Adj: diffident

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Wretched

Miserable

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Stingy

Unwilling to give

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Extrapolate

To estimate ( unknown fact) from known data

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Utter

V: make sound or say something

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Ineffable

Too great for description in word

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Fable

Legend

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Betimes

In good time, early

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Bevy

A large group of people or things

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Commend

To praise, eulogy

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Induct

Install in a position

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Degrade

Defame, defile, humiliate, dishonour

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Ingratiate

To bring oneself into favor

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Placid

Not easily upset or excited, calm

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Adhere

Advocate of a particular thing

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Hyperbole

Purposeful exaggeration for effects

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Idiosyncrasy

Eccentricity, peculiarity

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Infusion

A new additional element introduced into something
The company needs a serious infusion of cash

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Disposition

Inclination to do something

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Indolence

Slothful, disposition to avoid exertion

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Interim

Time between 2 events

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Cynical

Selfish, disregard of standard OR dubious, skeptical

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Contemptuous

Mocking

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Astray

Away from the right path or direction; err

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Nonpartisan

Unbiased

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Noninvasive

(Medical procedure) Not involving the introduction of instrument into the body

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Nonsequitur

Conclusion not logically follow previous statement; nonsensical, Ridiculous

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Renounce

Formally state that one has given up a claim, right or possession

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Adjunct

An addition or supplementary part

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Tendentious

Biased

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Contentious

Disagreeable, quarrelsome, belligerent (hostile), inimical

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Extenuate

Weaken, make less serious or force with excuse, attenuate

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Acute

Serious or severe
An acute housing shortage

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Sarcastic

Using words that say the opposite of what one means

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Skittish

Restive

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Eminence

The quality of being highly accomplished and respected within a particular area of activity

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Ostentatious

Excessively showy

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Chronic

Constant, continuing for a long time

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Nominal

Existing in name only, negligible

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Zeal

Great energy and enthusiasm

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Zealot

A person who follows religion, cause, or policy very strictly or enthusiastically

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Illustrious

Famous and admired for past achievements

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Astute

sharp power of judgment
Shrewd

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Ascribe

Consider something to be caused by
He ascribed his fits of depression to the divorce

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Fits

A sudden burst of intense feeling
A fit of jealous rage

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Inconsequential

Insignificant

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Disquiet

Anxious

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Diligent

Conscientious in carry out tasks or duties
S: assiduous, persistent, hardworking

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Subsist

Manage to stay alive
(Law) remain in force or effect
Subsistence: referring to production without and surplus for trade (only enough for ones use)

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Tenuous

Very slight or weak

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Aspiration

Ambition
He never showed any aspiration for political office

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Assertive

Confident and forceful personality

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Ubiquitous

Universal; found everywhere

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Confound

Perplex, confuse baffle

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Defacto

Adj: existing in fact, whether legally recognized or not

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Indefatigable

Not tiring or stopping

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Indecorous

Not in keeping with good taste and propriety; improper

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Proxy

The authority to represent someone else

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Inscrutable

Impossible to understand or interpret

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Obviate

To prevent

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Peculiarly

Relating to money
Peculation: embezzlement of public funds

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Iniquity

Wickedness, injustice

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Arrant

Downright, utter, completely, notorious (negative tone)
What arrant nonsense

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Penchant

Inclination
A strong penchant for champagne

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Fortissimo

Very loud

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Astray

(To go astray) to err, to erratic, to deviate from right path

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Witty

Ability to say cleverly and amusingly
S: piercing, incisive ; facetious, droll, jocular

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Mitigate

Alleviate, assuage, appease, allay, abate, placate, pacify, moderate, conciliate

A: agitate, disquiet, rouse, outrage, distress

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Gullible

Easily persuade

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Skeptic

A person tends to question or doubt

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Evade

Avoid

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Exonerate

Free from blame
S: extricate
A: inculpate, culpable

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Deferential

Respectful

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Mellow

Pleasantly smooth or soft in sound or taste
S: mellifluous

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Militate

Be a powerful or decisive factor in preventing something

These differences will militate against the two communities coming together

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Humanize

Make something more suitable for people

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Fortuitous

Occurring by chance or accident, adventitious

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Fidelity

Faithfulness, loyalty
S: fiduciary
A: infidel (disbeliever in supposed true religion)

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Referendum

To vote on political question open to entire electorate

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Foresight

Harbinger, herald, prophetic