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Abet

To assist in or encourage, especially in wrongdoing

Syn: promote
Ant: dissuade

2

Insipid

Lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating

Syn: flat; lifeless
Ant: challenging

3

Extraneous

Inessential; not constituting a vital part

Syn: irrelevant
Ant: essential

4

Coerce

To force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats

Syn: compel

5

Jaundiced

Prejudiced; hostile

Syn: skeptical; cynical
Ant: believing, trusting

6

Meticulous

Extremely, sometimes excessively, careful about small details; precise

Syn: fastidious
Ant: sloppy

7

Temerity

Recklessness; foolish disregard of danger

Syn: audacity
Ant: prudence

8

Gregarious

Sociable; fond of the company of others

Syn: friendly
Ant: reclusive

9

Dogmatic

Arrogant and stubborn about one's beliefs

Syn: dictatorial
Ant: open-minded

10

Heresy

Crime of holding belief that goes against established doctrine

Ant: orthodoxy

11

Docile

Easy to teach or manage

Syn: submissive
Ant: unmanageable

12

Libation

A drink, especially alcoholic

Syn: intoxicant

13

Anathema

Hated, repellant person or thing

Syn: detestation

14

Banter

Teasing; playing conversation

Syn: joshing

15

Castigate

To criticize or punish for the purpose of correction

Syn: reprimand
Ant: praise

16

Gauche

Lacking social graces; tactless

Syn: awkward
Ant: graceful

17

Ignominy

Public shame, disgrace, or dishonor

Syn: disgrace
Ant: renown

18

Motley

Made up of dissimilar parts; being of many colors

Syn: varied
Ant: uniform

19

Emaciated

Extremely thin; wasted away

Syn: withered
Ant: plump

20

Avarice

Greed; desire for wealth

Syn: acquisitiveness
Ant: largesse

21

Furtive

Stealthy; secretive

Syn: surreptitious
Ant: overt

22

Bacchanalian

Wild and drunken

Ant: restrained

23

Extradite

To turn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority

Syn: deport

24

Copious

Numerous; large in quantity

Syn; profuse
Ant: sparse

25

Irascible

Easily angered

Syn: irritable
Ant: easygoing

26

Mercenary

A professional soldier hired by foreign army

Ant: volunteer

27

Bastion

A strong defense or fort

Syn: stronghold

28

Jettison

To cast overboard; to discard

Syn: deploy
Ant: retain

29

Ostracize

To banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent

Syn: exile
Ant: accept

30

Divulge

To tell; to reveal as a secret

Syn: unveil
Ant: conceal

31

Bigot

One who is intolerant of differences in people

Syn: racist, extremist

32

Expunge

To erase or eliminate

Syn: obliterate
Ant: add

33

Candid

Outspoken; blunt

Syn: frank; direct
Ant: evasive

34

Argot

Special words or phrases used by a specific group of people

Syn: jargon

35

Negligence

Careless neglect; often resulting in injury

Syn: carelessness
Ant: care, attention

36

Appease

To calm; to make satisfied (often only temporarily)

Syn: mollify
Ant: aggravate

37

Strident

Harsh sounding; grating

Syn: shrill
Ant: soothing

38

Chaos

Complete disorder

Syn: confusion; jumble
Ant: order; harmony

39

Augment

To enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity

Syn: expand; supplement
Ant: narrow; reduce

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Jingoism

Extreme, chauvinistic patriotism, often favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy