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Animosity
The animosity between my dog and the mailman is unbelievable.

(N) strong dislike; bitter hostility
Synonym: rancor
Antonym: affection

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Apathy
Most people feel apathy for someone who does not help others in their time of need.

(N) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
Synonym: indifference
Antonym: enthusiasm

3

Apprehensive
My apprehensive thoughts keep me from sleeping at times and it can be stressful.

(Adj) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
Synonym: worried
Antonym: unworried

4

Commend
I commend you, soldier, for your have fought well for your country, and are a role model to all other soldiers.

(V) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
Synonym: applaud
Antonym: abhor

5

Compatible
Sometimes people jump into relationships not realizing they are not actually compatible with each other.

(Adj) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with
Synonym: harmonious
Antonym: mismatched

6

Condolence
I send my condolences to any family who has recently lost a loved one because I know how hard it is to cope with.

(N) an expression of sympathy
Synonym: solace

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Consecrate
Some religions sacrifice lambs after consecrating them to give as offerings to their God.

(V) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
Synonym: devote
Antonym: desecrate

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Decrepit
Rubber becomes decrepit after being pulled around many times, making it obsolete.

(Adj) old and feeble; worn out, ruined
Synonym: rickety
Antonym: vigorous

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Deride
Rubber becomes decrepit after being pulled around many times, making it obsolete.

(V) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
Synonym: mock
Antonym: praise

10

Ingenuous
The ingenious man walked into the wrong part of town and lost some of his innocence.

(Adj) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
Synonym: naive
Antonym: artful

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Multifarious
There are multifarious solutions when you need assistance with school work, such as your parents, teachers, or the internet.

(Adj) having great variety; numerous and diverse
Synonym: varied
Antonym: unvaried

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Obsolete
Many things become obsolete after being used too often or left in unsafe conditions.

(Adj) out-of-date, no longer in use
Synonym: outmoded
Antonym: current

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Omnivorous
The majority of humans are omnivorous, but many people decide not to eat certain foods because of how they feel.

(Adj) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything having a wide variety
Synonym: voracious

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Parsimonious
My father is a parsimonious person because he is consistently looking for the best value no matter what he is going to buy.

(Adj) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
Synonym: frugal
Antonym: generous

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Quandary
When my physics teacher introduced the new topic I was left quandary.

(N) a state of perplexity or doubt
Synonym: confusion
Antonym: mismatched

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Recalcitrant
I can sometimes be recalcitrant because of things I hear or see, and not do what my dad says.

(Adj) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
Synonym: unruly
Antonym: obedient

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Reprisal
In the olden times people held many public reprisals to give an example of what would happen if you chose to do something mischievous or malicious.

(N) an injury done in return for injury
Synonym: retaliation

18

Revel
People who revel in their own success are seen as conceited and greedy, but really they are just happy to have accomplished their goals.

(V) to take great pleasure in
Synonym: relish
Antonym: abhor

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Stultify
Some products are subject to stultify if used improperly.

(V) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
Synonym: smother
Antonym: arouse

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Suave
The best con men are suave in everything they do.

(Adj) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
Synonym: sophisticated
Antonym: crude