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1

accure

to grow or accumulate over time: to happen as a natural result.
Syn: collect accumulate

2

annotation

a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

3

bedlam

a state or scene of uproar and confusion
syn: commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
ant: peace and quiet, order, tranquility.

4

covert

adj- hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret, sheltered secluded. n- a sheltered place, a hiding place.
syn:undercocer,clandestine,sub-rosa
ant: open,undisquised

5

debonair

pleasant, courteous, lighthearted, smooth and polished in manner and appearance
syn; carefree,jaunty, gracious, suave, urbane,
ant; distraught, agitated, boorish, churlish

6

dun

v- to demand instantly especially in payment or debt, m- a creditor, adj- dark dull drab dingy
syn; hound, pester, harass, nag

7

effacious

effective producing results
syn: effectual, efficient, potent, powerful
ant: ineffective, worthless, useless

8

equanimity

calmness, composure, refusal to panic.
syn: tranquility imperturbability
ant: excitability, flappability, agitation

9

fortuitous

accidental occurring by a happy chance
syn: unintentional unplanned random lucky.
ant: intentional deliberate predetermined

10

gist

the essential part, main point, or essence
syn: substance, core, nucleus

11

gratuitous

freely give, not called for b circumstances, unwarranted
syn: voluntary, unjustified, uncalled-for
ant: justified, warranted

12

impervious

overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
syn: domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
ant: fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming

13

invective

n- strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language. adj- abusive, vituperative
syn: vituperation, abuse, diatribe, philippic
ant: tribute, panegyric, encomium

14

motley

adj- showing great variety, composed of different elements or many colors. n- a jesters costume; a jester
syn: variegated, heterogeneous, diverse, fool
ant: uniform, homogeneous, monochromatic

15

sedentary

characterized by or calling for continued sitting remaining in one place
syn: seated stationary, static
ant: active peripatetic, migratory