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Acquisitive

(adjective) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with. acquiring wealth or property
Synonyms: greedy
Antonyms: altruistic

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Arrogate

(verb) to claim or take without right
Synonyms: expropriate
Antonyms: relinquish

3

Banal

(adjective) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
Synonyms: stale
Antonyms: fresh

4

Belabor

(verb) to work on excessively
Synonym: overwork

5

Carping

(adjective) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
Synonyms: nit-picking
Antonyms: approving

6

Coherent

(adjective) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
Synonym: connected
Antonyms: muddled

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Congeal

(verb) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
Synonyms: harden
Antonyms: melt

8

Emulate

(verb) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
Synonyms: copy

9

Encomium

(noun) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
Synonyms: eulogy
Antonyms: condemnation

10

Eschew

(verb)to avoid, shun, keep away from
Synonyms: abstain from
Antonyms: embrace

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Germane

(adjective) relevant, appropriate, fitting
Synonyms: pertinent
Antonyms: irrelevant

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Insatiable

(adjective) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
Synonyms: unquenchable

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Intransigent

(adjective) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
Synonyms: uncompromising

14

Invidious

(adjective) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
Synonyms: malicious
Antonyms: complimentary

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Reconnaissance

(noun) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
Synonyms: scouting

16

Largesse

(noun) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
Synonym: bounty
Antonyms: stinginess

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Substantiate

(verb) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
Synonyms: verify
Antonyms: refute

18

Taciturn

(adjective) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
Synonyms: tight-lipped
Antonyms: garrulous

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Temporize

(verb) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision to compromise
Synonyms: dillydally

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Tenable

(adjective) capable of being held or defended
Synonyms: defensible
Antonyms: indefensible