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1

authorize

(v.) to approve or permit;to give power or authority to
Synonyms:order, entitle, empower
Antonyms:forbid, ban, prohibit

2

culprit

(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender
Synonyms:Lawbreaker,wrongdoer

3

dawdle

(v.) to waste time;to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary
Synonyms:delay,loiter,dillydally
Antonyms: hurry,hasten,speed up,bustle

4

dissect

(v.) to cut apart in preperation for scientific study; to analyze with great care
Synonyms: examine
Antonyms: sew together,fuse,weld

5

expend

(v.) to pay out, spend; to use up
Synonyms: utilize,consume,disburse
Antonyms:save,hoard

6

fatality

(n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death
Synonyms: casualty, mortality
Antonym: injury

7

gullible

(adj.) easily fooled,tricked, or cheated
Synonyms: trusting.inocent,naive,credulous
Antonyms:suspicious,skeptical

8

illict

(adj.) not permitted,unlawful,improper
Synonyms: illegal, unauthorized, forbidden
Antonyms: legal,lawful,permissible,aboveboard

9

immerse

(v.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply
Synonyms:dunk, engross
Antonyms: dredge up, pull out

10

inflammatory

(adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder
Synonyms: provoking, incendiary, provocative
Antonyms: calming,soothing,lulling,quieting

11

memorandum

(n.) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report(pl,,memorandums or memoranda)
Synonyms: reminder

12

pathetic

(adj.) marked by strong emotion, ecspecially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate
Synonyms: moving,distressing,oitiable,heartrending
Antonyms: funny, hilarious,frightening

13

presevere

(v.) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough
Synonyms: plug away,pursue,stick to it
Antonyms: give up, despair, throw in the towel,quit

14

prevaricate

(v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose
Synonyms: fib, stretch the truth,equivocate
Antonyms: tell the truth

15

quash

(v.) to crush, put down completely
Synonym:suppress
Antonyms: start, kindle, ignite, encourage

16

relish

(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction;something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly
Synonyms: (n.) pleasure,gusto; (v.) to take delight in
Antonyms: (v.) dislike, loathe, hate,despice

17

reminisce

(V.) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences
Synonyms: remember, recollect

18

scour

(v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of
Synonyns: scrub,Search, comb
Antonyms: dirty,soil

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tribute

(n.) something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment
Synonyms: praise,honor,homage,recognition, commendation,glorification,money,tax,levy
Antonyms: blame,criticism

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writhe

(v.) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle
Synonyms: twist, squirm, thrash