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abashed

ANT: unembarrased, unashamed

aloof

SYN: distant, cold, standoffish; ANT: involved, sociable

anguish

SYN: (n) misery, woe, torment; ANT: (n) joy, delight, peace of mind

articulate

SYN: (v) enunciate, expound;(adj) glib, eloquent; ANT: (adj) tongue-tied, mumbled, incoherent

bask

SYN: wallow, revel

defect

SYN: (n) imperfection, flaw (v) to desert

finesse

SYN: (n) delicacy, subtlety; ANT: (n) 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: mom de plume

purge

SYN: (v) cleanse, purify; ANT: (v) 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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