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abashed

ant: unembarrassed, unashamed

aloof

syn: distant, cold, standoffish ant: involved, sociable

anguish

syn: misery, woe, torment ant: joy, delight, peace of mind

articulate

syn: enunciate, expound, glib, eloquent ant: tongue-tied, mumbled, incoherent

bask

syn: wallow, revel

defect

syn: fault, flaw, imperfection ant: perfection

finesse

syn: delicacy, subtlety ant: clumsiness, awkwardness

flaunt

syn: show off, parade ant: hide, downplay

forthright

syn: candid, blunt ant: indirect, evasive, deceitful, two-faced

genial

syn: friendly, amiable ant: cold, unfriendly, unsociable

instill

syn: implant, infuse, inculcate ant: root out, eradicate, extirpate

ostracize

syn: cast out, expel, blackball, snub ant: fraternize with, associate with

premonition

syn: presentiment

pseudonym

syn: nom de plum

purge

syn: cleanse, purify ant: pollute, contaminate, defile

rehabilitate

syn: reclaim, rebuild, reform

repercussion

ant: cause, source

resolute

syn: steadfast, unflinching ant:weak, spineless, indecisive

retentive

ant: porous, forgetful

scapegoat

syn: fall guy, whipping boy

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