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1

Invulnerable

(Adj) not able to be wounded or hurt, shielded against attack
Synonym: impregnable
Antonym: exposed

2

Malevolent

(Adj) spiteful, showing ill will
Synonym: malicious
Antonym: kind

3

Nonchalant

(Adj) cool and confident
Synonym: composed
Antonym: perturbed

4

Omniscient

(Adj) knowing everything, having unlimited awareness or understanding
Synonym: wise
Antonym: ignorant

5

Panacea

(N) a remedy for all ills, cure-all, an answer to all problems
Synonym: universal cure
Antonym: deterrent

6

Scrupulous

(Adj) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
Synonym: painstaking
Antonym: not careful

7

Skulk

(V) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
Synonym: lurk
Antonym: make an appearance

8

Supercilious

(Adj) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Synonym: snobbish
Antonym: humble

9

Uncanny

(Adj) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
Synonym: inexplicable
Antonym: obvious

10

Venial

(Adj) easily, excused; pardonable
Synonym: excusable
Antonym: inexcusable

11

Misconstrue

(V) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
Synonym: misjudge
Antonym: accurate

12

Obnoxious

(Adj) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
Synonym: disagreeable
Antonym: pleasing

13

Placate

(V) to appease, soothe, pacify
Synonym: satisfy
Antonym: vex

14

Placid

(Adj) calm, peaceful
Synonym: undisturbed
Antonym: agitated

15

Potent

(Adj) powerful, highly affective
Synonym: mighty
Antonym: weak

16

Pretext

(N) a false reason, deceptive excuse
Synonym: pretense
Antonym: inexcusable

17

Protrude

(V) to stick out, thrust forth
Synonym: project
Antonym: still

18

Reparation

(N) a payment made for a wrong doing or an injury
Synonym: compensation

19

Stark

(Adj) harsh, unrelieved, desolate (adverb) utterly
Synonym: sheer
Antonym: bright

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Superficial

(Adj) on or near the surface; concerned with understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
Synonym: skin deep
Antonym: profound