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1

acquit

(v) to declare NOT GUILTY

Synonyms: exonerate, dismiss

Antonyms: convict, declare guilty

2

deem

(v) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion

Synonyms: judge, regard

3

devastate

(v) to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins

Synonyms: wreck, desolate

Antonyms: develop, improve

4

discredit

(v) to throw doubt upon, to damage in reputation

(n) a loss or lack of belief or confidence

Synonyms: (v) disparage

Antonyms:  (v) confirm, corroborate, bolster

5

elusive

(adj) difficult to catch or hold on to: hard to explain or understand

Synonyms: slippery, wily, fleeting, puzzling, baffling

6

generate

(v) to bring into existence; to be the cause of

Synonyms: create, produce, beget, cause

Antonyms: end, terminate, extinguish, stifle

7

idolize

(v) to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much

Synonyms: adore, revere

Antonyms: despise, scorn, disdain, detest

8

ingratitude

(n) a lack of thankfulness

Synonyms: thanklessness, ungratefulness

Antonyms: thankfulness, gratefulness, recognition

 

9

keepsake

(n) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir

Synonyms: reminder, memento

10

mortal

(n) a being that must eventually die (adj) of of relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable

Synonyms: (n) human (adj) fleeting, extreme

Antonyms

11

ovation

(n) an enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applause

Synonyms: cheers, bravo, hurrahs

Antonyms: boos, jeers

12

petty

(adj) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor

Synonyms: insignificant, piddling

Antonyms: important, major, significatn, weighty

13

plight

(n) a sorry condition or state; (v) to plege, promise solemnly

 

14

repent

(v) to feel sorry for what one has done or has failed to do

Synonyms: regret

Antonyms: rejoice over

15

reverie

(n) a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought

Synonyms: fantasy, meditation

16

revocation

(n) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation

Synonyms: repeal, withdrawal

Antonyms: ratification, confirmation

17

scan

(v) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly (n) an examination

Synonyms: (v) study, glance at, (n) survey

 

18

strand

(n) a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.

(v) to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopelss position

Synoyms: (n) fiber, thread, (v) abandon, maroon

Antonyms: (v) rescue, save

19

strife

(n) bitter disagreement, fighting, struggle

Synonyms: conflict, discord, turmoil

Antonyms: peace, calm, harmony, agreement

20

topple

(v) to fall forward, to overturn, bring about the downfall of

Synonyms: unseat, upset, tumble

Antonyms: remain upright, establish, set up