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alias

(n). an assumed name, especially used to hide one's identity (Dr. Seuss is NOT his real name - it is an alias)
(adj) otherwise called
Synonyms: (n) pseudonym
Antonyms: (n) real name, given name, legal name

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amble

(v) to walk slowly; stroll
(n) an easy pace
Synonyms: (v) saunter
Antonyms: (v,n) gallop, dash, sprint, run, race, rush

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burly

(adj) big and strong; muscular
Synonyms: strapping, hefty, beefy, brawny, buff
Antonyms: weak, puny, delicate, frail

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distort

(v) to give a false or misleading story; to twist out of shape
Synonyms: disfigure, misshape, falsify

5

dogged

(adj) persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up
Synonym: untiring
Antonyms: wishy-washy, faltering, irresolute

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dumbfounded

(adj) so amazed that one is unable to speak; bewildered
Synonyms: speechless, stunned, flabbergasted
Antonyms: unsurprised, expectant

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extinct

(adj) no longer in existence, no longer active, gone out of use
Synonyms: died out, vanished
Antonyms: still alive, surviving, extant

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fossil

(n) the petrified remains or traces of an animal or plant that lived in the past; an extremely old-fashioned person or thing;
(adj) having qualities that belong to a remote past
Synonyms (n) relic

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grit

(n) very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger
(v) to grind or make a grating sound
Synonyms: (n) dirt, mettle
Antonyms: (n) timidity, cowardice, faintheartedness

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inevitable

(adj) sure to happen, unavoidable
Synonyms: inescapable. fated
Antonyms: avoidable, escapable, preventable

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ingrained

(adj) fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being
Synonyms: deep-seated, deep-rooted, indelible
Antonyms: superficial, shallow, skin-deep

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meteoric

(adj) resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's
Synonyms: brilliant, blazing
Antonyms: slow, sluggish, gradual

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parody

(n) a humorous or ridiculous imitation
(v) to make fun of something by imitating it
Synonyms (n) satire, travesty (v) lampoon, burlesque

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prevail

(v) to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging
Synonyms: win, rule, reign, overcome, conquer
Antonyms: be defeated, go under, succumb

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rend

(v) to tear to pieces; split violently apart
Synonyms: cleave, dismember, splinter, tear asunder

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replenish

(v) to fill again, make good, replace
Synonyms: refill, restock, refresh, restore
Antonyms: empty, drain, deplete, sap

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rummage

(v) to search through, investigate the contents of
(n) an active search, a collection of odd items
Synonyms: (v) delve into; sift through, poke around

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skimp

(v) to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to
Synonyms: be stingy, scrimp, cut corners
Antonyms: be extravagant, splurge, lavish

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sleuth

(n) a detective
Synonyms: investigator, gumshoe

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vandalism

(n) deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property
Synonyms: willful destruction, malicious defacement