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Barrage

(n) rapid, large-scale outpouring of something Synonyms: bombardment, shelling, volley, blast

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Bigot

(n) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person Synonym: racist

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Designate

(v) to indicate, point out; to appoint. (adj) selected but not yet installed. Synonyms: (v) name, signify, denote, nominate, choose

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Diversity

(n) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types or forms. Synonyms: Dissimilarity; Anyonyms: similarity, sameness, uniformity

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Enigma

(n) someone or something that cannot be easily understood or explained, Synonyms: riddle, mystery, puzzle, conundrum

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Gloat

(v) to take great personal joy in Synonyms: relish, revel in, crow over, brag Antonyms: regret, bemoan, mourn, feel chargrined.

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Global

(adj) relating to or involving the entire world Synonyms: worldwise, universal, widespread. Antonyms: local, regional, provincial

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Illusion

(n) false idea; something that isn't really there Synonyms: delusion, fantasy, deception. Antonyms: reality, truth, actuality

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Infuriate

(v) to make very angry Synonyms: provoke, incense, madden. Antonyms: calm, soothe, pacify, please

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Motivate

(v) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to a goal Synonyms: spur on, encourage, prompt, goad. Antonyms: discourage, dissuade, disincline

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Pacifist

(n) a person who is against war or violence (adj) opposing war or violence Synonyms: peacemaker, dove. Antonyms: warmonger

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Queue

Synonyms: column, file, row, line. Antonyms: disorganized crowd

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Restrict

Synonyms: hold back, limit. Antonyms: open up, enlarge, expand

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Sage

(adj) wise (n) a very wise person Synonyms: (adj) sagacious, wise (n) philospher, Solomon. Antonyms: (adj) foolish, unwise (n) fool, dunce

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Slake

(v) to satisfy or relieve Synonyms: quench, gratify, sate, ease, assuage. Antonyms: increase, intensify, aggravate

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Terrain

(n) the landscape Synonyms: ground, topography, territory

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Vocation

(n) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of calling for one's work Synonyms: career, pursuit. Antonyms: hobby, pastime, avocation

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Vow

(n) a solumn or sacred promise or pledge (v) to declare or promise in a solemn way Synonyms: (n) word of honor. (v) pledge

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Waylay

(v) to lie in wait for and attack; ambush Synonyms: entrap, ensnare

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Wither

(v) to dry up, wilt; to cause somenody to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small Synonyms: shrivel, droop, shame, abash Antonyms: bloom, flower, flourish, burgeon