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Accede Def./pos

v. to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

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Accede syn. and ant.

s: consent, concur, comply, assent
a:demur, balk at

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Brandish def./pos

v. to wave or flourish in menacing or vigorous fashion

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Brandish syn

s: swing, shake

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Comprise def./pos

v. to include or contain; to be made of

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Comprise syn. and ant.

s: compose, constitute, encompass
a: exclude

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Deft Def./pos

adj. skillful, nimble

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Deft syn and ant

s: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
a: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept

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destitute def./pos

adj. derived of the necessities of life; laking in

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destitute syn and ant

s: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
a: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete

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explicit def./ pos

adj. definite, clearly stated

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explicit syn and ant

s: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
a: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit

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extirpate def./pos

v. to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

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extirpate syn and ant

s: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
a: implant, sow, foster, nourish

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inopportune def./pos

adj. coming at a bad time; not appropriate

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inopportune syn and ant

s: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
a: timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune

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ironic def./ pos

adj. suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

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ironic syn and ant

s: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
a: straightforward, unequivocal

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musty def./ pos

adj. stale, moldy; out-of-date

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musty syn and ant

s; hackneyed, antiquated
a: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new

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officious def./pos

adj. meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

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officious syn and ant

s: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
a: reserved, diffident, aloof

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ominous def./ pos

adj. unfavorable, threatening, of bad oman

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ominous syn and ant

s: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
a: propitious, auspicious, promising

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pinnacle def./ pos

n. a high peak or point

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pinnacle syn and ant

s: apex, acme, summit, apogee
a: nadir, perigee, low point

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premeditated def./pos

adj., part. considered beforehand, deliberately

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premeditated syn and ant

s: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
a: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu

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rampant def./ pos

adj. growing without check, running wild

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rampant syn and ant

s: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
a: controlled, restrained