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amenity

(n.) that which is pleasant or agreeable; (pl.) attractive features, customs, etc.
Antonyms: unpleasantness, disagreeableness

2

aperture

(n.) an opening, gap, hole; orifice
Antonyms: closure, blockage, occlusion

3

dissidence

(n.) a difference of opinion; discontent
Synonyms: disagreement, disaffection
Antonyms: agreement, harmony, concord

4

epicurean

(adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food; comfort and ease; (n.) a person with discriminating taste
Synonyms: hedonistic, sybaritic, discriminating
Antonyms: ascetic, self-denying, abstemious

5

improvident

(adj.) not thrifty, failing to plan ahead
Synonyms: prodigal, spendthrift, extravagant
Antonyms: frugal, economical, cautious

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iniquity

(n.) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
Synonyms: evil, crime
Antonyms: probity, rectitude, uprightness

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inviolable

(adj.) sacred; of such a character that it might not be broken, injured, or profaned
Synonyms: sacrosanct, unassailable
Antonyms: vulnerable, assailable

8

mutable

(adj.) open to or capable of change; fickle
Synonyms: changeable, variable
Antonyms: changeless, steadfast, constant

9

nascent

(adj.) just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence
Synonyms: budding, incipient, embryonic
Antonyms: dying, moribund, senescent

10

obeisance

(n.) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
Synonym: respect, honor
Antonyms: disrespect, irreverence, disregard

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panegyric

(n.) formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
Synonyms: tribute, encomium, testimonial
Antonyms: diatribe, tirade, philippic

12

pillory

(n.) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule
Antonyms: praise, extol, laud, acclaim

13

pittance

(n.) a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion
Synonyms: modicum, trifle
Antonyms: fortune

14

presage

(v.) to foreshadow and point to a future event; to predict; (n.) a warning or indication of the future
Synonyms: augur, portend, foretell

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progeny

(n.) descendants, offspring, children, followers
Synonyms: issue, posterity
Antonyms: ancestors, forebears, antecedents

16

promulgate

(v.) to explain or issue officially; to make known far and wide
Synonym: announce
Antonyms: withdraw, retract, abrogate, nullify

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rectitude

(n.) uprightness, righteousness; correctness
Synonyms: probity, integrity
Antonyms: iniquity, heinousness

18

restive

(adj.) restless, hard to manage, balky
Synonyms: uneasy, fidgety, recalcitrant
Antonyms: serene, unruffled, docile

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seraphic

(adj.) angelic, heavenly, celestial
Synonyms: cherubic
Antonyms: devilish, impish

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subsist

(v.) to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue
Synonyms: last, survive, sustain