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1

abet

to encourage assist aid support
ant: hamper hinder impede frustrate

2

aver

to affirm declarations confidentiality
syn: assert asseverate avouch
ant: deny disavow repudiate disclaim

3

blatant

noisy in a course offensive way obvious or conspicuous especially in an unfavorable sense
syn: flagrant glaring egregious disagreeably loud
ant: inconsequential piddling trifling petty

4

broach

to bring up or begin to talk about to announce introduce to break the surface of the water turn sideways to the wind/ waves to pierce a keg/cask in order to draw off liquid a spit for roasting a tool for tapping casks

5

buttress

to support prop up strengthen a supporting structure
syn: bolster shore up reinforce brace
ant: undermine weaken impair

6

carousal

a noisy revelry or merrymaking w/ drinking
syn: drinking bout drunken revel binge

7

collate

to compare critically in order to note differences similarities to arrange in order for some specific purpose
syn:sort out cross-check re-arrange

8

connoisseur

an expert one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements especially in one of the fine arts
syn: authority savant pundit
ant: ignoramus philistine yahoo

9

disconsolate

deeply unhappy or dejected without hope beyond consolation
syn: grief-stricken inconsolable comfortless
ant: cheerful blithe buoyant jounty

10

encumber

to weigh down or burden with difficulties to fill up block up hinder
syn: overload saddle hamper clog
ant: unburden unload relieve

11

foment

to promote trouble or rebellion to apply warm liquids to warm
syn: instigate incite stir up
ant: quell quarh squelch suppress

12

grisly

frightful horrible ghastly
syn: gruesome gory hideous
ant: pleasant delightful attractive

13

herculean

relating to hercules. characterized by great strength every hard to do in the sense or requiring unusual strength
syn: mighty powerful arduous onerous colossal
ant: punt Lilliputian bantam

14

impassive

showing no feeling or emotion inanimate motionless
syn: emotionless stoical unemotional insensible
ant: emotional passionate excitable

15

inauspicious

unfavorable unlucky suggesting bad luck for the future
syn: unpropitious unpromising untimely
ant: propitious favorable

16

incontrovertible

unquestionable beyond dispute
syn: incontestable indisputable indubitable
ant: debatable dubious open to question

17

nonplussed

puzzled not knowing what to do at a loss
syn: perplexed baffled stumped flabbergasted
ant: poised confident assured

18

opportune

suitable or convenient for a particular purpose occurring at an appropriate time
syn: timely appropriate felicitous
ant: untimely inconvenient inappropriate

19

prolific

abundantly productive abundant profuse
syn: fruitful fecund proliferous
ant: barren unproductive sterile sparse

20

rejoinder

a reply to a reply especially from the defendant in a legal suit
syn: answer reply response riposte retort