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accelerate

(verb) to speed up, cause move faster, to bring about more quickly- Synonyms: step up, quicken, hasten
Antonyms: slow down, retard, decelerate

bystander

(noun) one who looks on or observe, a person present but not taking part- Synonyms: observer, spectator, onlooker
Antonyms: active participant (up-stander)

canvass

(verb) to go through an area in order to procure votes, sales, or opinions; to go over in detail; to discuss
Synonyms: poll, survey, solicit

casual

(adjective) happening by chance or on an irregular basis: showing little concern; informal
Synonyms: accidental, haphazard, offhand
Antonyms: formal,serious, premeditated, intentional

downtrodden

(adjective) treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed
Synonyms: mistreated, ground underfoot
Antonyms: uplifted, liberated

entice

(verb) to attract, tempt- Synonyms: lure, beguile
Antonyms: nauseate, sicken, revolt, repel

erode

(verb) to wear away gradually, eat away
Synonyms: corrode, abrade
Antonyms: nurture, promote, encourage

flounder

(verb) to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way
Synonyms: wallow, struggle

graphic

(adjective) lifelike, vivid; relating to the pictorial arts
Synonyms: lively, colorful, descriptive
Antonyms: dull, boring, unrealistic, colorless

gruesome

(adjective) horrible, revolting, ghastly
Synonyms: gory, hideous, grisly
Antonyms: pleasant, delightful, appealing

melancholy

(adjective) sad, gloomy, unhappy; (noun) sadness, glominess
Synonyms: depressed, dejected; dejection, depression
Antonyms: merry, happy, cheerful; joy, elation

ordeal

(noun) a difficult or painful experience, a trial
Synonyms: test, hardship
Antonyms: pleasure, cinch

parch

(verb) to make dry and thirsty; to shrivel with heat
Synonyms: dry up, dehydrate, desiccate
Antonyms: soak, drench, saturate, waterlog

persist

(verb) to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last remain
Synonyms: persevere, keep at it, endure
Antonyms: give up, discontinue

puny

(adjective) of less than normal strength or size; of no importance- Synonyms: undersized, pint-size, small, weak
Antonyms: robust, brawny, mammoth, gigantic

quibble

(verb) to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or raising minor objections; (noun) a petty objection
Synonyms: nitpick, split hairs, cavil; squabble

ratify

(verb) to approve, give formal approval to, confirm
Synonyms: endorse, sanction, uphold
Antonyms: cancel, repeal, annul, veto

regal

(adjective) royal, king-like; fit for a king
Synonyms: majestic, stately, princely, august
Antonyms: lowly, humble, abject, servile

stifle

(verb) to smother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off -Synonyms: strangle, suppress, snuff
Antonyms: nurture, promote, encourage

vital

(adjective) having life, living; necessary to life, essential; key, crucial- Synonyms: indispensable, fundamental
Antonyms: nonessential, unnecessary

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