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aesthetic

(adj.) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
Synonym: artistic

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defunct

(adj.) no longer in existence or functioning; dead
Synonyms: extinct, nonexistent
Antonyms: alive, extant

3

discomfit

(v.) to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
Synonyms: nonplus, disconcert, foil

4

espouse

(v.) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
Synonyms: embrace, wed
Antonyms: repudiate, disavow, renounce

5

fetish

(n.) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
Synonyms: charm, talisman, obsession

6

gregarious

(adj.) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
Synonyms: outgoing, extroverted
Antonyms: aloof, introverted, reclusive

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hapless

(adj.) marked by a persistent absence of good luck
Synonyms: unlucky, ill-starred, unfortunate
Antonyms: lucky, charmed, fortunate

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impeccable

(adj.) faultless, beyond criticism or blame
Synonyms: flawless, spotless, immaculate
Antonyms: grimy, soiled, spotted, sullied

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importune

(v.) to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
Synonyms: implore, entreat, dun, tax

10

interpolate

(v.) to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
Synonyms: inject, interpose, introduce

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irreparable

(adj.) incapable of being repaired or rectified
Synonym: irremediable
Antonyms: remediable, fixable, reversible

12

laconic

(adj.) concise, using few words
Synonyms: terse, succinct, pithy, compact
Antonyms: garrulous, prolix, loquacious, verbose

13

languish

(v.) to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or disappointed; to suffer neglect
Synonyms: flag, wilt, fade, pine

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mendacious

(adj.) given to lying or deception; untrue
Synonyms: untruthful, false
Antonyms: truthful, veracious

15

nadir

(n.) the lowest point
Synonym: rock bottom
Antonyms: apex, pinnacle, zenith

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omnipresent

(adj.) present in all places at all times
Synonyms: ubiquitous, ever-present

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perfunctory

(adj.) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
Synonyms: slapdash, cursory, shallow
Antonyms: thorough, assiduous, diligent, meticulous

18

plaintive

(adj.) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
Synonyms: sad, doleful, lugubrious
Antonyms: cheerful, blithe, joyous, merry

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requite

(v.) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
Synonyms: reimburse, recompense, avenge

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tantamount

(adj.) equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect
Synonym: indistinguishable from