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Adroit

(Adj) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
Synonyms: clever, deft
Antonyms: clumsy

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Amicable

(Adj) peaceful, friendly
Synonym: cordial
Antonym: hostile

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Averse

(Adj) having a deep-seated distaste, opposed, unwilling
Synonym: disinclined
Antonym: favorable

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Belligerent

(Adj) given to fighting, warlike; combative
(N) one at war, engaged at war
Synonym: assertive
Antonym: favorable

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Benevolent

(Adj) kindly, charitable
Synonym: benign
Antonym: malicious

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Cursory

(Adj) hastily, not thorough
Synonym: quick
Antonym: thorough

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Duplicity

(N) treachery, deceitfulness
Synonym: double- dealing
Antonym: singular

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Extol

(V) to praise extravagantly
Synonym: glorify
Antonym: criticize

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Feasible

(Adj) possible, able to be done
Synonym: workable
Antonym: unworkable

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Grimace

(N) a wry face, facial distortion
(V) to make a wry face
Synonym: pained expression
Antonym: grin

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Alacrity

(N) a cheerful readiness, brisk and eager action
Synonym: promptness
Antonym: reluctant

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Alleviate

(V) to relieve, make more bearable
Synonym: lessen
Antonym: to make worse

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Antithesis

(N) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
Synonym: contrast
Antonym: facsimile

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Appall

(V) to fill with dismay or horror
Synonym: shock
Antonym: please

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Bellicose

(Adj) warlike in manner or temperament, quarrelsome
Synonym: aggressive
Antonym: amicable

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Disparage

(V) to belittle, speaking slightingly of
Synonym: degrade
Antonym: praise

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Dissonant

(Adj) not in harmony, disagreeing
Synonym: grating
Antonym: harmonious

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Droll

(Adj) amusingly odd
Synonym: comical
Antonym: humorless

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Edict

(N) an order issued by someone and authority
Synonym: command
Antonym: suggestion

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Elucidate

(V) to clarify, explain
Synonym: interpret
Antonym: obscured