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1

abominable

(adj) arousing hatred, disgusting, detestable

Synonyms: hateful, despicable

Antonyms: delightful, charming

2

bumbling


(adj) blundering and awkward

(n) clumsiness

Synonyms: (adj) clumsy, stumbling

Antonyms: (adj) forceful, skillful, graceful

3

consequence


(n) a result, effect; importance

Synonyms: outcome, significance

Antonyms: cause, source

4


delude

(v) to fool, deceive; to mislead utterly

Synonyms: trick

5


dole

 

(v) to give out small amounts

(n) money, food, or other necessities given as charity; a small portion

Synonyms: (v) ration distribute

(n) handout, welfare

6


engulf

 

(v) to swallow up, overwhelm, consume

Synonyms: envelop, immerse, encompass

7


foil

 

(v) to defeat, to keep from gaining something

(n) a thin sheet of metal

(n) a light fencing sword

(n) a person or thing serving as a contrast to another

Synonyms: (v) frustrate, thwart (n) rapier (sword)

Antonyms: (v) aid, abet, assist

8


formulate

 

(v) to express definitely or systematically; to devise, invent; to state as a formula

Synonyms: define, specify

 

9


initiative

 

(n) the taking of the first step or move; the ability to act without being directed or urged from the outside

Synonyms: leadership, enterprise

Antonyms: laziness

10


memento

 

(n) something that serves as a reminder

Synonyms: remembrance, keepsake, souvenir, token

11


nonconformist

 

(n) a person who refuses to follow established ideas or ways of doing things

(adj) or or relating to the unconventional

Synonyms: (n) maverick, individualist

Antonyms: (n, adj) traditionalist, conventionalist

(adj) traditional, conservative

12

null & void


(adj) without legal force or effect; no longer binding

Synonyms: canceled, invalid, repealed, abolished

Antonyms: in effect, binding, valid

13


panorama


(n) a wise, unobstructed view of an area; a complete survey of a subject

Synonyms: vista, overview

14

posterity


(n) all of a person's offspring, descendants; all future generations

Antonyms: ancestors, the past

15


pry


(v) to pull loose by force; to look at closely or inquisitively; to be nosy about something

Synonyms: snoop, meddle

16

refurbish


(v) to brighten, freshen, or polish; to restore or improve

 

Synonyms: remodel, renew, spruce up

Antonyms: run down

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resourceful

 

(adj) able to deal promptly and effectively with all sorts of problems; clever in finding ways and means of getting along

 

Synonyms: inventive, skillfull, ingenious

Antonyms: incompetent, dull-witted, uninventive

18


rigorous

 

(adj) severe, harsh, strict; thoroughly logical

Synonyms: tough, challenging

Antonyms: easy, lax, undemanding

19


subsequent

 

(adj) coming after; following in time, place, or order

Synonyms: following, later, next

Antonyms: previous, prior, preceding

20


unerring

 

(adj) making no mistakes; faultless, completely accurate

Synonyms: sure, certain, unfailing

Antonyms: faulty, fallible, unreliable