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acclamation

SYN:approval, welcome, ovation, cheering, plaudits ANT:booing, hissing, jeers, catcalls

bucolic

SYN:rustic, rural, pastoral ANT:urban, metropolitan

calumniate

SYN: talking smack, to slander, accuse falsely, defame, libel ANT:flatter, whitewash, praise

chary

SYN: cautious, diffident, wary, skittish ANT: heedless, reckless, incautious

collusion

SYN: agreement or cooperation, conspiracy, plot, connivence, cahoots

dilettante

SYN:amateur, trifler, superficial ANT: professional

imperturbable

SYN:not easily excited, unflappable, unexcitable, unruffled ANT: excitable

increment

SYN: addition, increase, gain,accretion ANT: loss, reduction, decrease

mandate

SYN: command, order, authorization, directive ANT: forbid, outlaw, ban

paltry

SYN: weak, insignificant, mean, trashy, measly, meager, piddling, trivial, chicken ANT:gigantic, immense, colossal

paroxysm

SYN: outbrust, spasm, convulsion, fit, seizure

pedantry

SYN: nit-picking, hairsplitting, pettifoggery

peregrination

SYN: journey, odyssey, wandering

redolent

SYN: fragrant, smelling strongly, evocative, reminiscent, aromatic ANT: unevocative, odorless

refulgent

SYN: shining, radiant, resplendent, luminous, splendid ANT: dim, dark, murky, obscure, dingy, dull

shibboleth

SYN: a word, expression, a disinguishing custom, commonplace saying, catchphrase, slogan

tyro

SYN: neophite, beginner, novice ANT: veteran, past master, expert

unremitting

SYN: not stopping,relentless, never letting up, constant, incessant, unrelenting

vacillate

SYN:to swing indesicively between more than one course of action, seesaw, fluctuate, oscillate ANT: perservere

vituperative

SYN: harshly abusive, severe scolding, abusive, scurrulous, insulting ANT: complimentary, laudatory, flattering

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