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Inclement

(Adj) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
Synonym: implacable
Antonym: mild
The citizens of Kansas should always be prepared in case an inclement tornado comes swirling about.

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Liquidate

(V) to pay a debt, settle an account; to eliminate
Synonym: pay
Antonym: invest
The business owner had to liquidate all of his assets to pay off the massive amount of debt he had built up.

3

Muse

(V) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
Synonym: contemplate
If you're ever bored, try to muse about the vastness of space to pass the time.

4

Negligible

(Adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
Synonym: trivial
Antonym: significant
The negligible debt was ignored by the accountant for over two decades with no consequence.

5

Perpetuate

(V) to make permanent or long lasting
Synonym: continue
Antonym: discontinue
The mayor tried to perpetuate the ban against medical marijuana, but society disagreed with that decision.

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Precedent

(N) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
Synonym: guide
The expecting mother focused on the precedent so that she may later use the knowledge to raise her won child.

7

Punitive

(Adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment
Synonym: penalizing
Antonym: birth

8

Redress

(V) to set right, remedy
Synonym: correct
The president redressed his comment about Donald Trump because it was not true.

9

Soujourn

(N) a temporary stay
Synonym: visit
If you plan to sojourn at our house for the summer, you should pack plenty of clothes!

10

Urbane

(Adj) refined in manner or style, suave
Synonym: elegant
Antonym: crude
The wealthiest people are normally the most urbane people anywhere you go.

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Raucous

(Adj) disagreeably harsh-sounding, disorderly
Synonym: boisterous
Antonym: placid
My raucous group did not even come close to finishing the project on time and we received a low grade because of it.

12

Receptive

(Adj) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
Synonym: tolerant
Antonym: intolerant
The assistant was receptive to advice because her new boss would ask for so much that she couldn't manage everything.

13

Renounce

(V) to give up or resign something
Synonym: disown
Antonym: retain
The boy renounced his place as king because he wanted to travel the world rather than rule a kingdom.

14

Repress

(V) to hold back, to put down or check by force
Synonym: subdued
Antonym: liberate
I had to repress my feelings for her because another man was already in her life.

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Reticent

(Adj) not inclined to speak, reserved, reluctant
Synonym: close mouthed
Antonym: talkative
It is best for you to remain reticent when getting scolded to not make things worse for yourself.

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Savory

(Adj) tasty, appetizing; not sweet
Synonym: delectable
Antonym: bland
The chef gave the rice a savory after taste that many other chefs have failed on attempting.

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Somnolent

(Adj) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
Synonym: groggy
Antonym: wide awake
I was somnolent when writing these sentences and defections because it was so late at night.

18

Vehement

(Adj) intense, forceful, powerful
Synonym: emphatic
Antonym: apathetic
The vehement dictator ruled with an iron fist and did not allow room for slacking around in his country.

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Voluble

(Adj) characterized by a ready flow of words, glib, fluent
Synonym: loquacious
Antonym: reticent
Try to be less voluble during the mass because it is disrespectful to God to not give your attention.

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Zealous

(Adj) eager, earnest, devoted
Synonym: ardent
Antonym: reluctant
The zealous employee fought hard for the new promotion after his manager was fired.