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1

Adversary

(N) an enemy, opponent
Synonym: foe
Antonym: friend
The boy's only adversary was himself when it came to trying to talk to other girls.

2

Alienate

(V) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile, to transfer
Synonym: separate
Antonym: befriend
You should try to not alienate new students because all they want is a friend.

3

Artifice

(N) a skillful or ingenious device, a clever trick, trickery
Synonym: ruse
Antonym: straightforward
The magician has many artifices that were confusing to anyone who tried to figure them out.

4

Coerce

(V) to compel, force
Synonym: risk
Antonym: safety
I was coerced into robbing the store by a man who was treating to hurt my family.

5

Craven

(Adj) cowardly
(N) a coward
Synonym: fearful
Antonym: brave
The craven soldier ran away and left his comrades to fend for themselves in the battle.

6

Culinary

(Adj) of or related to cooking in the kitchen
To have culinary skills are useful in life because you can save money and make foods the way you like them.

7

Demise

(N) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
Synonym: decease
Antonym: birth
The billionaire's demise was everywhere on the media, and everybody mourned for days as the news continued spreading.

8

Exhilarate

(V) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
Synonym: stimulate
Antonym: discourage
Walking in the fresh air with someone you care deeply about can be exhilarating.

9

Fallow

(Adj) Plowed but not seeded, inactive
(N) land left unseeded
When the farmer passed away his field was left fallow for decades because nobody wanted the responsibility.

10

Harass

(V) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
Synonym: annoy
Antonym: pleasing
"If you don't stop harassing me I'll call the police!"

11

Abrasive

(Adj) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down
(N) a substance used to smooth or polish
Synonym: chafing
Antonym: smooth
The abrasive jeans were almost unbearable after a couple hours in them.

12

Acclimate

(V) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or custom
Synonym: accustom
If you can acclimate yourself to my class by the end of the week, I will allow you to stay.

13

Chagrin

(N) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration
Synonym: mortify
Antonym: jubilation
If you ever feel chagrin, just remember that you are trying your hardest, and that's what matters.

14

Complacent

(Adj) self satisfied, overly content
Synonym: smug
Antonym: discontented
You must never be complacent with something you achieved through cheating or lying.

15

Concur

(V) to express agreement, approve
Synonym: agree
Antonym: disagree
The man would always concur with his wife, even if he did not think she was right

16

Defamation

(N) slander or libel
Synonym: vilification
Antonym: salute
When you speak badly about someone else it is called defamation, which is against the law.

17

Explicate

(V) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
Synonym: elucidate
Antonym: confuse
The teacher should not have to explicate herself multiple time to get her point across to the whole class.

18

Fracas

(N) a noisy quarrel or brawl
Synonym: row
Antonym: agreement
The fracas next door got so severe the police had to go and break up the two men fighting over the girl.

19

Grotesque

(Adj) unnatural, distorted; bizarre
Synonym: fantastic
Antonym: appealing
Plastic surgery can help even the most grotesque people become handsome or beautiful.

20

Pandemonium

(N) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
Synonym: chaos
Antonym: order
The pandemonium at the concert was ridiculous, the noise could be heard from miles away.