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(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

allay

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(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

bestial

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(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

convivial

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(n.) a circle of aquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest

coterie

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

counterpart

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(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection

demur

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(n.) shameless boldness, impudence

effrontery

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(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

embellish

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(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived

ephemeral

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(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

felicitous

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(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

furtive

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(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

garish

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(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality

illusory

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(adj.) needy, impoverished

indigent

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(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

inordinate

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(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

jettison

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(n.) a person who hates or despises people

misanthrope

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(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

pertinacious

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(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

picayune

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(n.) clothing, garments

raiment

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Synonyms: reduce, alleviate, moderate

allay

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Synonyms: animal, depraved, loathsome

bestial

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Synonyms: fun-loving, jovial, merry

convivial

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Synonyms: clique, set

coterie

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Synonym: match

counterpart

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Synonyms: (v.) protest, object

demur

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Synonyms: gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek

effrontery

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Synonyms: ornament, garnish

embellish

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Synonyms: fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory

ephemeral

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Synonyms: fortunate, well-put

felicitous

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Synonyms: clandestine, covert, surreptitious

furtive

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Synonyms: gaudy, flashy, tawdry

garish

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Synonyms: specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary

illusory

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Synonyms: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute

indigent

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Synonyms: exorbitant, extravagant

inordinate

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Synonyms: cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon

jettison

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Synonyms: people-hater

misanthrope

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Synonyms: stubborn, dogged, determined

pertinacious

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Synonyms: inconsequential, piddling, trifling

picayune

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Synonyms: apparel, attire

raiment

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Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

allay

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Antonyms: human, humane, clement, virtuous

bestial

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Antonyms: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable

convivial

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Antonyms: (v.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

demur

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Antonyms: shyness, diffidence, timidity

effrontery

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Antonyms: strip, mar, disfigure

embellish

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Antonyms: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual

ephemeral

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Antonyms: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

felicitous

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Antonyms: forthright, aboveboard, open

furtive

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Antonyms: subdued, muted, understated, quiet

garish

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Antonyms: actual, real, factual, objective

illusory

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Antonyms: wealthy, affluent, prosperous

indigent

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Antonyms: moderate, reasonable, equitable

inordinate

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Antonyms: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep

jettison

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Antonyms: important, significant, huge, gigantic

picayune