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Adverse

(adj) unfavorable, negative, working against, hostile
Synonyms: difficult, trying
Antonyms: favorable, positive, helpful, beneficial

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Arid

(adj) extremely dry, uninteresting, dull
Synonyms: waterless, parched, boring, unimaginative
Antonyms: waterlogged, soggy, fertile, lush

3

Assailant

(n) a person who attacks violently
Synonyms: assaulter, attacker, mugger
Antonyms: victim, prey, injured party

4

Billow

(n) a large wave
(v) to rise or swell like a wave
Synonyms: (n) breaker ( v) surge, bulge, balloon
Antonyms: (n) trough (v) deflate, collapse

5

Confront

(v) to meet face to face
Synonyms: face, encounter
Antonyms: avoid, evade, sidestep

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Constrain

(v) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
Synonyms: pressure, restrict, confine, limit
Antonyms: loosen, liberate, unfettered, relax

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Contemporary

(adj) belonging to the same period of time as oneself
(n) a person of the same time
Synonyms: (adj) present day, modern, current (n) peer
Antonyms: (adj) ancient, prehistoric, antique

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Depict

(v) to portray; to represent or show
Synonyms: sketch, draw, picture, illustrate

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Disinterested

(adj) indifferent; free from selfish motives
Synonyms: neutral, impartial, unbiased
Antonyms: partial, biased, prejudiced

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Encompass

(v) to encircle, go, or reach around
Synonyms: surround, envelop, compromise
Antonyms: leave out, omit, exclude

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Groundless

(adj) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
Synonyms: baseless, unsupported
Antonyms: well founded, reasonable, justified

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Hypocrite

(n) a person who says one thing but does another thing; two faced person
Synonyms: phony, fraud

13

Incomprehensible

(adj) impossible to understand
Synonyms: baffling, confusing, bewildering
Antonyms: understandable, clear, plain, intelligible

14

Manipulate

(v) to handle or use skillfully; to control for personal gain
Synonyms:maneuver, influence

15

Maximum

(n) the greatest possible amount
(adj) reaching the greatest possible amount
Synonyms: largest, highest, most
Antonyms: least, lowest, minimum, smallest

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Mimic

(n) a person who copies what others do
(v) to imitate or copy; to make fun of
Synonyms: (n) copycat, impersonator ( v) parrot, impersonate

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Ruffle

(n) to wrinkle or make uneven; to annoy
(n) a gathered strip of material used for trimming the edges
Synonyms: (v) disturb, (n) frill
Antonyms: (v) smooth out, soothe

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Serene

(adj) peaceful, calm, free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm
Synonyms: tranquil, composed, fair
Antonyms: agitated, troubled, stormy

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Sheepish

(adj) embarrassed, timid, shy like a sheep
Synonyms: shamefaced, meek
Antonyms: bold, confident

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Stamina

(n) the strength needed to overcome something difficult
Synonyms: endurance