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allay

(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
Synonyms: reduce, alleviate, moderate
Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

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bestial

(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
Synonyms: animal, depraved, loathsome
Antonyms: human, humane, clement, virtuous

3

convivial

(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
Synonyms: fun-loving, jovial, merry
Antonyms: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable

4

coterie

(n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
Synonyms: clique, set

5

counterpart

(n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
Synonym: match

6

demur

(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection
Synonyms: (v.) protest, object
Antonyms: (v.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

7

effrontery

(n.) shameless boldness, impudence
Synonyms: gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek
Antonyms: shyness, diffidence, timidity

8

embellish

(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
Synonyms: ornament, garnish
Antonyms: strip, mar, disfigure

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ephemeral

(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived
Synonyms: fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory
Antonyms: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual

10

felicitous

(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
Synonyms: fortunate, well-put
Antonyms: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

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furtive

(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
Synonyms: clandestine, covert, surreptitious
Antonyms: forthright, aboveboard, open

12

garish

(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
Synonyms: gaudy, flashy, tawdry
Antonyms: subdued, muted, understated, quiet

13

illusory

(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
Synonyms: specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary
Antonyms: actual, real, factual, objective

14

indigent

(adj.) needy, impoverished
Synonyms: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute
Antonyms: wealthy, affluent, prosperous

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inordinate

(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
Synonyms: exorbitant, extravagant
Antonyms: moderate, reasonable, equitable

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jettison

(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
Synonyms: cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon
Antonyms: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep

17

misanthrope

(n.) a person who hates or despises people
Synonyms: people-hater

18

pertinacious

(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
Synonyms: stubborn, dogged, determined

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picayune

(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
Synonyms: inconsequential, piddling, trifling
Antonyms: important, significant, huge, gigantic

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raiment

(n.) clothing, garments
Synonyms: apparel, attire