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Subterfuge definition

n. an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something; a deceptive device or stratagem

Subterfuge synonyms/ antonyms

S: artfulness, artifice, chicanery, stealth
A: artless, honesty

Recoil definition

v. to coil again; to draw back

Recoil synonyms/ antonyms

S: backfire, blanch, drawback
A: advance, meet

Impervious definition

adj. impenetrable; incapable of being influenced

Impervious synonyms/ antonyms

S: closed to, immune
A: accessible, open, penetrate

Chicanery definition

n. trickery or deception by sophistry

Chicanery synonyms/ antonyms

S: cheating, subterfuge, stratagem
A: artlessness, honesty, sincerity

Blanch definition

v. to whiten by removing color

Blanch synonyms/ antonyms

S: bleach, whiten
A: blacken, color, darken

Opaque definition

adj. not transparent; not allowing light to pass through

Opaque synonyms/ antonyms

S: bleary, cloudy, foggy
A: apt, bright

Crescendo definition

n. a gradual increase in loudness

Crescendo synonyms/ antonyms

S: acme, apex, pinnacle, zenith
A: abyss, nadir

Muzzle definition

n. the mouth or end of the barrel of a gun; the projecting part of an animal

Muzzle synonyms/ antonyms

S: attach, cover, strap
A: set free, unbind

Palpable definition

adj. readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived

Palpable synonyms/ antonyms

S: clear, plausible, visible
A: careful, mysterious, vague

Ambience definition

n. the mood quality, tone, atmosphere of an environment

Ambience synonyms/ antonyms

S: climate, milieu
A: foreground

Vaunt definition

v. to speak vaingloriously of; boast of

Vaunt synonyms/ antonyms

S: bluster, crow, pride
A: modesty, quiet

Fitful definition

adj. coming, appearing, acting in fits or by spells

Fitful synonyms/ antonyms

S: commutative, fickle, odd, whimsical
A: constant, steady, regular

Milieu definition

n. especially of a social or cultural nature

Milieu synonyms/ antonyms

S: ambient, atmosphere, habitat
A: foreign land

Acquiesce definition

v. to assent tacitly; consent

Acquiesce synonyms/ antonyms

S: comply, yield
A: disagree, protest

Compliant definition

adj. complying, obeying, obliging especially in a submissive way

Compliant synonyms/ antonyms

S: acquiesce, controlled, tame
A: defiant, rebel

Genesis definition

n. beginning; first book of Bible

Genesis synonyms/ antonyms

S: wellspring, origin
A: finale, finish

Slough definition

n. an area of soft, muddy ground

Slough synonyms/ antonyms

S: bog, marshland, wetland
A: shed,, flip, hurl

Apprehensive definition

adj. uneasy or fearful about something that might happen

Apprehensive synonyms/ antonyms

S:concerned, suspicious, weak
A: calm, quiet, unfearful

Rapport definition

n. relation marked by harmony

Rapport synonyms/ antonyms

S; bond, concord, unity
A: coldness

Fritter definition

v. to squander; waste little by little

Fritter synonyms/ antonyms

S: blow, cast away, idle
A: save, store

Diaphanous definition

adj. very sheer and light

Diaphanous synonyms/ antonyms

S: clear, pellucid, transparent
A: opaque, thick

Pallor definition

n. unusual paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death

Pallor synonyms/ antonyms

S: pallid, paled
A: flushed, red, rosy

Flush definition

n. a bushy red glow

Flush synonyms/ antonyms

S: lusterless, dark, vague
A: light, pallor, clear

Nostalgic definition

adj. experiencing homesickness or a wistful yearning for some past period

Nostalgic synonyms

S: cornball, lonely, wistful

Pinnacle definition

n. highest point; lofty peak

Pinnacle synonyms/ antonyms

S: acme, apex, culmination, zenith
A: abyss, base, nadir

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