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adamant

firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; an extremely hard substance
A: yielding; fllexible

brouhaha

a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
S: Furor; Hullabaloo

bulwark

a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; to provide such
defense or protection
S: Stronghold; Citadel
A: Breach; Weakpoint

choleric

easily made angry, bad-tempered
S: Irascrible; Testy
A: Affable; Genial

cloy

to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit
A: Stimulate; Whet

curtail

to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
S: Limit; Abbreviate; Abridge; Contract
A: Protract; Extend

deference

courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
S: Respect; Consideration; Coutesy
A: Contempt; Disrespect; Scorn; Disdain

definitive

conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
S: Exhaustive; Authoritative
A: Tenative; Inconclusive

demeanor

the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien
S: Conduct; Behavior

enigmatic

puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
S: Baffling; Mysterious; Inexplicable
A: Intelligible; Understandable; Fathomable

impromptu

without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
S: Spontaneous; Improvised
A: Rehearsed; Planned

mawkish

excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
S: Mushy; Nauseating
A: Callous; Insensitive

mollify

to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
A: Enrage; Anger

onus

something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
S: Duty; Stigma

presentiment

a vague sense of approaching misfortune
S: Foreboding; Premonition

profligate

given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral, recklessly extravagant; a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
S: Prodigal; Improvident
A: Frugal; Economical

remit

to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
S: Pay; Absolve

requisite

needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
S: Required; Incumbent
A: Nonessential; Optional

sartorial

of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)

thwart

to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
S: Foil; Baffle
A: Aid; Abet

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