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animated

lively

animosity

hatred

anomalous

abnormal, irregular, malediction

antagonist

irritant

antipathy

strong dislike, aversion

antithesis

contrast

apathy

indifference, lassitude, dispassion

apocryphal

of dubious origin, fictitious, spurious, bogus

apostate

a renegade, one who deserts his principles, recreant

apposite

appropriate, relevant, germane

apprehensive

worried

approbation

approval

apt

likely, fit, skillful, dexterous

arbiter

judge

arbitrary

biased prejudiced, capricious

arboreal

pertaining to trees

asylum

haven

atrophy

waste away

attrition

grinding down, wearing down

augment

increase, enhance

augury

prediction, portent

august

stately, sedate, staid, somber

auspicious

of favorable prospect

austere

severe, strict, harsh, regimented

authentic

genuine

autonomous

self-governing

avarice

greed, voracity, avidity

assert

to state, to allege

averse

reluctant, disinclined, loath

avid

greedy, avaricious, covetous

awry

turned to one side, askance, askew

axiomatic

self-evident, epigrammatic

avert

turn aside, prevent

baleful

deadly, evil

balk

thwart, frustrate, prevent, impede, stymie, hinder

balmy

mild refreshing weather

banal

commonplace, insipid, vulgar

baneful

destructive, noxious, virulent

banter

jesting

beget

produce offspring, cause, engender

beguile

cheat, charm, enthrall, entice

bellicose

warlike, pugnacious, contentious

benign

kingly, benevolent, amiable

benison

blessing

bibliophile

lover of books

bibliophobe

hater of books

bigoted

prejudiced, dogmatic, arbitrary

bizarre

strange, fantastic, exotic, chimerical

bland

mild, affable, insipid

blandish

persuade by flattery, cajole, beguile

cabal

intrigue, a group plotting secretly

cache

hiding place

cadaverous

haggard, ghastly pale, pallid, gaunt, wan

cadence

rhythm

cajole

persuade by flattery or deceit, beguile, lure

callous

insensitive

callow

immature, untested, untried

calumny

false malicious accusation, vilification

canard

absurd rumor circulated to deceive the public, hoax

candid

frank, genuine, ingenuous

canine

pertaining to dogs

cant

slang, argot, job talk

cantankerous

ill-natured, peevish, petulant

caper

skip, dance

capricious

changeable, whimsical, fickle

captious

quick to find petty fault, hypercritical

chicanery

deception by sharp practice, guile

chide

scold, reprimand, reprove, censure

chimerical

fantastic, strange

choleric

ill-tempered, petulant, cantankerous

circuitous

indirect, meandering, desultory

circumlocutory

wordy, prolix, verbose

circumspect

cautious, wary, prudent

circumvent

evade by means of deception

cite

name, mention

clandestine

secret, covert, furtive

clarion

trumpet, sound of trumpet

cleavage

division

clemency

mercy, leniency

cliche

a commonplace phrase, trite, hackneyed

coalesce

fuse, merge, assimilate

construe

to interpret, explain, infer, deduce

consummate

perfec, complete or perfect

contiguity

closeness

contrite

penitent, sorry for sin, remorseful

contumacious

scornfully insubordinate, arrogant

convivial

joyous

copious

plenteous, plethora

corroborate

confirm, substantiate, support

coruscate

sparkle, scintillate

coterie

clique, circle of people

covert

hidden, clandestine, furtive

covetous

grasping, craving, avaricious

crass

coarsely stupid, vulgar, unrefined

craven

cowardly feckless, pusillanimous

credence

belief

credulous

inclined to believe anything, guillable

defunct

dead, inoperative

delectable

pleasant

delete

expunge, cancel, erase, efface

deleterious

harmful

delineate

sketch

deluge

flood

demagogue

rabble-rouser, despot

demise

death

demur

hesitate, accede

demure

affectedly modest

denizen

inhabitant

deplete

empty

deplore

lament, regret, decry

deprecate

protest strongly, disparage

derelict

abandoned vessel, social outcast, negligent

disseminate

disperse, distribute, diffuse

dissolute

dissipated, prodigal, profligate

distrait

absent-minded

distraught

bewildered, perplexed

diurnal

daily

divulge

disclose

docile

submissive, amenable, acquiescent

doggerel

trivial poetry

dogmatic

strongly asserting an opinion, authoritarian

doleful

sad

dolorous

sad, mournful, despondent

drab

monotonous, dull

drastic

extreme in effect

droll

comical

dubious

doubtful, obscure,equivocal

gullible

easily imposed on, credulous

hackneyed

worn out by use, commonplace, pedestrian, trite, prosaic

haggard

thin, gaunt, wan, emaciated

halcyon

peaceful days in one's life

hallow

to make holy

hapless

unfortunate

harangue

noisy, ranting speech, tirade, scolding

harbinger

forerunner, prophet, precursor

harlequin

clown

haughty

scornfully proud, supercilious

humid

damp, dank

hybrid

of mixed breed, a mongrel

hyperbole

excessive exaggeration

hypothesis

premise, supposition

idiosyncrasy

whim, eccentricity, quirk, foible

ignominy

disgrace

imbue

absorb, permeate, instill, engender

immaculate

spotless, impeccable, unsullied

immutable

unchangeable, permanent

impasse

barrier

impeccable

faultless, perfect, consummate

impediment

obstruction, deterrent

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