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Abate

To make less in amount degree etc. to subside become less. To nullify. To deduct omit.

Syn. Diminish. Decrease.
Ant. Intensify. Increase. Wax

2

Adulation

Praise or flattery that is excessive.

Syn. Adoration.
Ant. Odium. Scorn. Derision. Ridicule.

3

Anathema

An object of intense dislike. A curse or strong denunciation.

Syn. Malediction. Imprecation. Abomination.
Ant. Benediction. Blessing.

4

Astute

Shrewd. Crafty. Showing practical wisdom

Syn. Acute. Sagacious. Judicious.
Ant. Obtuse. Doltish. Dumb. Empty headed

5

Avarice

A greedy desire. Particularly for wealth.

Syn. Cupidity. Rapacity. Acquisitiveness

6

Culpable

Deserving blame. Worthy of condemnation.

Syn. Peccant. Delinquent. Guilty
Ant. Blameless. Meritorious. Laudable

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Dilatory

Tending to delay or procrastinate. Not prompt. Intended to delay or postpone.

Syn. Stalling. Laggard. Tardy. Slow
Ant. Prompt. Expeditious

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Egregious

Conspicuous. Standing out from the mass.

Syn. Glaring. Flagrant. Blatant
Ant. Unnoticeable. Paltry. Piddling

9

Equivocate

To speak out or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation. To be deliberately vague or ambiguous.

Syn. Palter. Hedge.
Ant. Speak ones mind.

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Evanescent

Vanishing. Soon passing away. Light and airy.

Syn. Ephemeral. Transient. Transitory
Ant. Everlasting. Immortal. Imperishable

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Irresolute

Unable to make up ones mind. Hesitating

Syn. Indecisive b vacillating. Wavering
Ant. Determined. Decisive. Unwavering

12

Nebulous

Cloudlike. Resembling a cloud. Cloudy in color. Not transparent. Vague. Confused. Indistinct.

Syn. Hazy. Fuzzy. Cloudy. Vague. Murky. Opaque. Indeterminate.
Ant. Definite. Distinct. Clear. Sharply focused

13

Novice

One who is just beginning at some activity requiring skill and experience

Syn. Neophyte. Tyro. Trainee. Apprentice
Ant. Veteran. Past master. Pro. Expert

14

Penury

Extreme poverty. Barrenness. Insufficiency

Syn destitution. Indigence. Want.
Ant. Affluence. Abundance. Luxury. Opulence

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Pretentious

Done for show. Striving to make a big impression. Claiming merit or position unjustifiably. Making demands on ones skill or abilities. Ambitious.

Syn. Inflated. Ostentatious. Affected.
Ant. Unassuming. Unaffected. Modest

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Recapitulate

To review a series of facts. To sum up.

Syn. Review. Summarize. Sum up. Go over.

17

Resuscitate

To revive. Bring back from consciousness or existence.

Syn. Revitalize. Reanimate. Restore. Reactivate

18

Slovenly

Untidy. Dirty. Careless

Syn. Unkempt. Slatternly. Slipshod. Lax.
Ant. Neat. Tidy. Careful. Meticulous.

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Supposition

Something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence

Syn. Assumption. Presumption. Hypothesis.

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Torpid

Inactive. Sluggish. Dull

Syn. Sluggish. Lethargic. Languid. Otiose
Ant. Energetic. Dynamic. Vigorous.