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affiliated

(adj. part.) associated, connected
S: attached, related, joined
A: dissociated, unconnected

ascertain

(v.) to find out
S: discover, determine, establish

attainment

(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
S: achievement, fulfillment
A: failure, defeat, frustration

bequeath

(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
S: transmit, bestow, hand down

cogent

(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
S: persuasive, compelling
A: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant

converge

(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
S: meet, unite, intersect, merge
A: diverge, separate

disperse

(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
S: break up, dispel
A: collect, congregate, assemble, muster

esteem

(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgment
S: (v.) respect, admire, honor, revere
A: (v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt

expunge

(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
S: delete, efface, annihilate
A: insert, mark, imprint, impress

finite

(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
S: bounded, measurable
A: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal

invulnerable

(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
S: impregnable, impervious, immune
A: exposed, unprotected, defenseless

malevolent

(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
S: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
A: kind, benevolent, compassionate

nonchalant

(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
S: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blase
A: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed

omniscient

(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
S: wise, all-knowing
A: ignorant, unknowing

panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
S: universal cure, easy solution

scrupulous

(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
S: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
A: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest

skulk

(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
S: lurk, slink, prowl

supercilious

(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing because of a feeling of superiority
S: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
A: humble, meek, deferential, servile

uncanny

(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
S: eerie, inexplicable, spooky

venial

(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
S: excusable, forgivable
A: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable

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