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beautific

(adj.) blissful; rendering or making blessed
Synonyms: rapturous, ecstatic, transcendent
Antonyms: disconsolate, dejected, doleful

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behemoth

(n.) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
Synonyms: mammoth, whale, elephant, colossus
Antonyms: dwarf, pygmy, midget

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blandishment

(n.) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk
Synonyms: allurement, enticement, cajolery
Antonyms: threat, intimidation

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cacophonous

(adj.) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
Antonyms: harmonious, melodious, mellifluous

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chicanery

(n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
Synonyms: fair dealing

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consign

(v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
Synonyms: transfer, remit, convey

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coup

(n.) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takover of power or leadership
Synonyms: blunder, faux pas, gaffe

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euphemism

(n.) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute

9

febrile

(adj.) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
Synonyms: leisurely, relaxed

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gainsay

(v.) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
Antonyms: confirm, corroborate, support, admit

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imminent

(adj.) about to happen, threatening
Synonyms: impending, looming
Antonyms: distant, remote, faraway

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innate

(adj.) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
Synonyms: intrinsic, congenital
Antonyms: learned, acquired, extrinsic, accidental

13

loath

(adj.) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
Synonyms: averse, indisposed
Antonyms: willing, eager, inclined

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manifest

(adj.) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v.) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n.) a list of cargo and/or passengers
Synonyms: apparent; reveal, disclose
Antonyms: unrevealed, hidden; hide, conceal

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minutiae

(n.) small or trivial details, trifling matters
Synonyms: trivia, trifles
Antonyms: essentials

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moratorium

(n.) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
Synonyms: postponement, stoppage
Antonyms: acceleration, escalation

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nostrum

(n.) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
Synonyms: panacea, elixir

18

pariah

(n.) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
Synonyms: outcast, untouchable, persona non grata

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visionary

(adj.) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or a dream; (n.) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
Synonyms: utopian, idealistic, impractical
Antonyms: realistic, practical

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wizened

(adj.) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as a result of aging)
Synonyms: withered, shriveled
Antonyms: bloated, distended