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abject

(adj.) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and relieved
Synonyms: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter
Antonyms: lofty, noble, exalted

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agnostic

(n.) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; (adj.) without faith, skeptical
Synonyms: doubter
Antonyms: believer

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complicity

(n.) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
Synonyms: connivance, collusion
Antonyms: non-involvement, innocence

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derelict

(n.) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; (adj.) left abandoned; neglectful of duty
Synonyms: (n.) vagrant; (adj.) remiss, delinquent
Antonyms: (adj.) punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous

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diatribe

(n.) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
Synonyms: harangue, tirade
Antonyms: panegyric, encomium, eulogy

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effigy

(n.) a crude image of a despised person
Synonyms: figure, figurine, likeness

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equity

(n.) the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
Synonyms: justice, fairness, impartiality
Antonyms: injustice, unfairness, bias, prejudice

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inane

(adj.) silly, empty of meaning or value
Synonyms: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous
Antonyms: sensible, meaningful, profound

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indictment

(n.) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
Synonyms: charge, accusation

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indubitable

(adj.) certain, not to be doubted or denied
Synonyms: unquestionable, indisputable
Antonyms: questionable, debatable, dubious

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intermittent

(adj.) stopping and beginning again, sporadic
Synonyms: fitful, spasmodic, random
Antonyms: continuous, uninterrupted

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moot

(adj.) open to discussion and debate, unresolved; (v.) to bring up for discussion; (n.) a hypothetical law case argued by students
Synonyms: (adj.) debatable, questionable; (v.) broach
Antonyms: (adj.) undebatable, indisputable, self-evident

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motif

(n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design

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neophyte

(n.) a new convert, beginner, novice
Synonyms: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
Antonyms: veteran, past master, expert, pro

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perspicacity

(n.) keenness in observing and understanding
Synonyms: acuity, acumen, discernment
Antonyms: dullness, obtuseness

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plenary

(adj.) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
Synonyms: unlimited, unrestricted
Antonyms: limited, restricted, incomplete

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surveillance

(n.) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
Synonyms: observation, scrutiny, monitoring

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sylvan

(adj.) pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
Synonyms: forested, arcadian

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testy

(adj.) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
Synonyms: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
Antonyms: even-tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable

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travesty

(n.) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; (v.) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
Synonyms: (n.) burlesque, parody, caricature, farce