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1

acute

(adj) with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time.
Synonyms: clever, penetrating
Antonyms: dull, blunted, mild, stupid, obtuse

2

bluster

(v) to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts
(n) speech that is loud and threatening
Synonyms: (v) sprout, rant, brag, swagger (n) bravado

3

bungle

(v) to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
Synonyms: blunder, botch, mess up

4

commentary

(n) a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
Synonyms: explanation, remarks, narration, description, account, review, analysis

5

duration

(n) the length of time that something continues or lasts

6

eerie

(adj) causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
Synonyms: frightening, spooky, creepy

7

facet

(n) one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
Synonyms: angle, characteristic, factor, element, cut

8

fidelity

(n) the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness

9

fray

(n) a brawl, a noisy quarrel
(v) to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
Synonyms: (n) scuffle, (v) unravel

10

headstrong

(adj) willfull, stubborn
Synonyms: obstinate, mulish, unruly
Antonyms: obedient, docile, submissive

11

inhabitant

(n) one living permanently in a given place
Synonyms: resident, native, occupant, tenat
Antonyms: stranger, outsider, visitor, foreigner

12

numb

(adj) having lost the power of feeling or movement
(v) to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
Synonyms: (adj) unfeeling, insensible, dazed (v) deaden
Antonyms: (adj) sensitive, alert

13

pacify

(v) to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
Synonyms: mollify, placate
Antonyms: anger, arouse, stir up, ignite

14

refute

(v) to prove incorrect
Synonyms: disprove, rebut
Antonyms: prove, support, confirm, corroborate

15

remorse

(n) deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds, pangs of conscience
Synonyms: guilt
Antonyms: clear conscience, guiltlessness

16

setback

(n) something that interferes with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall
Synonyms: failure, reversal
Antonyms: advance, gain, progress, triumph

17

smug

(adj) over self-satisfied. self righteous
Synonyms: conceited, complacant
Antonyms: discontented, disgruntled

18

synopsis

(n) a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, books, etc.; a summary
Synonyms: outline, digest, abstract

19

tarry

(v) to delay leaving, to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while
Synonyms: dawdle, dally
Antonyms: rush, hasten, leave, depart

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ravenous

(adj) greedy, very hungry, eager for satisfaction
Synonyms: starved, famished
Antonyms: not hungry, well-fed