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1

Insidious

(Adj) intended to deceive or entrap; sly
Synonym: cunning
Antonym: ingenious
The insidious maze did not have an exit, so nobody could find their way out.

2

Intimation

(N) a hint; indirect suggestion
Synonym: clue
Antonym: mislead
The mans intimation to the location of the time capsule was not helpful.

3

Opulent

(Adj) wealthy, luxurious; ample
Synonym: rich
Antonym: poor
The opulent society did not accept you unless you had a net-worth of at least one million dollars.

4

Pliable

(Adj) easily bent, flexible
Synonym: adaptable
Antonym: inflexible
The piece of metal was much more pliable than we thought.

5

Reiterate

(V) to say again
Synonym: restate
The teacher dislikes to reiterate anything she has already said in class three times.

6

Stolid

(Adj) not easily moved mentally or emotionally, dull
Synonym: impassive
Antonym: emotional
When her parents passed away the girl became stolid, refusing to even speak to anyone.

7

Tentative

(Adj) experimental in nature, uncertain
Synonym: provisional
Antonym: conclusive
The cat was tentative every time the dog walked by because it did not know its intentions.

8

Unkempt

(Adj) not combed, untidy
Synonym: sloppy
Antonym: well-groomed
The restaurant began to fail because it was continuously left unkempt.

9

Verbatim

(Adj, adv) word for word, exactly as written or spoken
Synonym: exact
Antonym: paraphrased
The reader during Mass read the verse verbatim from the Gospel.

10

Warily

(Adv) cautiously, with great care
Synonym: prudently
Antonym: recklessly
The student warily maneuvered through the halls, trying not to bother anybody.

11

Implacable

(Adj) not to be satisfied or pacified
Synonym: relentless
Antonym: lenient
The implacable soldier would not stop attacking until he had completely overwhelmed the enemy.

12

Infinitesimal

(Adj) so small as to almost be immeasurable
Synonym: tiny
Antonym: vast
The infinitesimal amoeba cannot be measured with a ruler accurately.

13

Innocuous

(Adj) harmless, inoffensive
Synonym: feeble
Antonym: harmful
Most dogs are innocuous animals, but this one looked quite ferocious.

14

Militate

(V) to have effect or force on something or someone, fight against
Synonym: counter
Antonym: passive
The soldier had no choice but to militate against his dangerous enemies.

15

Patent

(N) exclusive right over an invention
Synonym: exclusive
Antonym: concealed
The scientist received his patent before releasing his invention to be sure nobody copied it.

16

Prowess

(N) distinguished bravery, superior skill or ability
Synonym: valor
Antonym: cowardice
One's prowess can also be determined on how they achieve every day goals.

17

Sedate

(Adj) quiet, settled
Synonym: unruffled
Antonym: loud
If you were sedated and don't feel its effects you need to tell your doctor.

18

Stentorian

(Adj) extremely loud
Synonym: thundering
Antonym: hushed
During Roman gladiator times, the warriors were stentorian at all times.

19

Stipulate

(V) to arrange specifically
Synonym: specify
Antonym: broad
People with OCD stipulate anything they see out of order.

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Ultimatum

(N) a final proposal or statement of conditions
Synonym: final term
Antonym: continue negotiations
Everyone was relieved when they reached their ultimatum as to who would be in charge of the club.