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1

amenable

willing to follow advice or authority tractable submissive responsive liable to be held responsible
syn: agreeable compliant docile
ant: unresponsive resistant recalcitrant

2

berate

to scold sharply
syn: chide rebuke reprimand reprove
ant: praise compliment pat on the back

3

carnage

large scale slaughter or loss of life
syn: butchery bloodbath massacre

4

credulous

too ready to believe easily deceived
syn: gullible
ant: dubious skeptical

5

criterion

a rule test a standard for judgement or evaluation
syn: yardstick touchstone gauge canon

6

deplete

to use up as result of spending or consumption to diminish greatly

7

expatiate

to expand on write or talk at length or in detail to move about freely
syn: elaborate wander roam enlarge descant
ant: sketch roughly summarize condense adumbrale

8

extraneous

coming from the outside foreign present but not essential irrelevant
syn: incidental extrinsic
ant: intrinsic relevant germane pertinent

9

inception

the beginning start earliest stage of some process institution
syn: commencement inauguration outset
ant: completion conclusion termination

10

infirmity

a weakness or ailment (physical mental moral)
syn:affliction malady defect

11

jejune

lacking in nutritive value lacking in interest or substance immature juvenile
syn: vapid insipid childish puerile
ant: stimulating mature

12

obdurate

stubborn unyielding
syn: obstinate adamant
ant: yielding tractable flexible

13

potpourri

a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items a general mixture petals mixed with spices for scent
syn: hodgepodge melange medley farrago
ant: homogeneous uniform group

14

precocious

showing unusually early development
syn: forward gifted advanced
ant: backward

15

sadistic

delighting in cruelty
syn: brutal vicious inhuman fiendish
ant: masochistic clement humane merciful

16

sententious

self righteous characterized by moralizing given to use of maxims or adages saying much in few words pithy
syn: aphoristic epigrammatic moralistic
ant: discursive diffuse episodic

17

supplicate

to bed earnestly and humble
syn: plead entreat petition implore

18

surfeit

an excess or overindulgence as in eating or drinking causing disgust to feed or supply with anything to excess
syn: excess glut cloy satiate
ant: dearth paucity lack

19

tortuous

winding twisted crooked highly involved complex devious
syn: circuitous serpentine labyrinthine
ant: direct straight straightforward

20

turgid

swollen bloated filled to excess over decorated or excessive in language