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able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property

acquisitive
syn: greedy, avaricious
ant: altruistic

1

to claim or take without right

arrogate
syn: commandeer, expropriate
ant: renounce, abandon

2

hackneyed, trite, commonplace

banal
syn: stale, insipid
ant: fresh, original

3

to work on excessively; to thrash soundly

belador
syn: overwork

4

tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; petty, nagging criticism

carping
syn: nit-picking, caviling
ant: approving, uncritical

5

holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

coherent
syn: connected, cohesive
ant: muddled, chaotic, disjointed

6

to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

congeal
syn: jell, solidify
ant: liquefy

7

to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

emulate
syn: copy, mimic

8

a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

encomium
syn: panegyric, eulogy
ant: castigation, criticism

9

to avoid, shun, keep away from

eschew
syn: forgo, steer clear of

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relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

germane
syn: pertinent
ant: irrelevant, inappropriate