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Antipathy

—noun

1) extreme aversion.

—Related forms

an·tip·a·thist, noun

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Augury

—noun

1) a prophecy.

—Related forms

au·gu·ral, adjective

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Caustic

—adjective

1) severely sarcastic: a caustic remark.

—Related forms

caus·ti·cal·ly, caus·tic·ly, adverb
caus·tic·i·ty [kaw-stis-i-tee] , caus·tic·ness, noun
non·caus·tic, adjective
non·caus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
o·ver·caus·tic, adjective
o·ver·caus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
o·ver·caus·tic·i·ty, noun
un·caus·tic, adjective
un·caus·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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Doctrinaire

—noun

1) dogmatic: a doctrinaire preacher.

—Related forms

doc·tri·nair·ism, noun
non·doc·tri·naire, adjective
o·ver·doc·tri·naire, adjective
un·doc·tri·naire, adjective

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Ensconce

—verb

1) to settle snugly: I found her in the library, ensconced in an armchair.

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Ersatz

—adjective

1) artificial: an ersatz coffee made from grain.

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Hegemony

—noun

1) dominance.

—Related forms

heg·e·mon·ic [hej-uh-mon-ik] , heg·e·mon·i·cal, adjective
an·ti·he·gem·o·ny, noun, plural an·ti·he·gem·o·nies, adjective

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Hyperbole

—noun

1) obvious rhetorical exaggeration.

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Ignoble

—adjective

1) inferior: his ignoble purposes.

—Related forms

ig·no·bil·i·ty, ig·no·ble·ness, noun
ig·no·bly, adverb

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Impecunious

—adjective

1) poor.

—Related forms

im·pe·cu·ni·ous·ly, adverb
im·pe·cu·ni·ous·ness, im·pe·cu·ni·os·i·ty [im-pi-kyoo-nee-os-i-tee] , noun

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Noisome

—adjective

1) offensive odor.

—Related forms

noi·some·ly, adverb
noi·some·ness, noun

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Pallid

—adjective

1) pale: a pallid countenance.

—Related forms

pal·lid·ly, adverb
pal·lid·ness, noun

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Panegyric

—noun

1) elaborate praise.

—Related forms

pan·e·gyr·i·cal, adjective
pan·e·gyr·i·cal·ly, adverb
self-pan·e·gyr·ic, adjective

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Pejorative

—adjective

1) disparaging.

—Related forms

pe·jo·ra·tive·ly, adverb
non·pe·jo·ra·tive, adjective
non·pe·jo·ra·tive·ly, adverb
un·pe·jo·ra·tive, adjective
un·pe·jo·ra·tive·ly, adverb

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Perspicacious

—adjective

1) discerning: to exhibit perspicacious judgment.

—Related forms

per·spi·ca·cious·ly, adverb
per·spi·ca·cious·ness, noun

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Stasis

—noun

1) the state of equilibrium.

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Tacit

—adjective

1) implied: tacit approval.

—Related forms

tac·it·ly, adverb
tac·it·ness, noun

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Venerate

—verb

1) to revere.

—Related forms

ven·er·a·tor, noun
un·ven·er·at·ed, adjective

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Vicissitude

—noun

1) a dramatic change: They remained friends through the vicissitudes of 40 years.

—Related forms

vi·cis·si·tu·di·nous, adjective

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Visage

—noun

1) the face

—Related forms

vis·aged, adjective

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