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v. to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply (syn. detest, despise, abominate; ant. admire, cherish, respect)


v. to change in a formal way; to change for the better (syn. modify, improve, correct)


v. to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; n. a slap, blow (syn. v. batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about)


n. great confusion, disorder (syn. anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium; ant. order, regularity, tranquility)


adj. roomy, spacious (syn. comfortable, ample; ant. cramped, claustrophobic)


adj. eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic (syn. caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful; ant. bland, mild, benign, amiable)


v. to see clearly, recognize (syn. perceive, detect, distinguish; ant. overlook)


adj. still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost (syn. surviving, in existence; ant. extinct, defunct, vanished)


v. to involve in; to connect with or be related to (syn. incriminate, entangle; ant. absolve, exculpate)


v. to bury, commit to the earth (ant. unearth, exhume)


n. a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules (syn. taskmaster, slave driver)


v. to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of (syn. preclude, forestall, ward off)


n. one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; adj. traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox (syn. n. turncoat, defector, heretic; ant. n. loyalist, patriot)


adj. deserving blame or punishment (syn. objectionable, blameworthy, odious; ant. commendable, meritorious)


adj. dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit (syn. mournful, dismal; ant. bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful)


adj. filthy, wretched, debased (syn. dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject; ant. neat, exalted, lofty)


adj. disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy (syn. tumultuous, unruly, agitated; ant. calm, placid, tranquil)


adj. loud and noisy; compelling attention (syn. clamorous, uproarious, blustering; ant. quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued)


adj. of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at a great length (syn. bulky, massive, copious; ant. scant, meager, brief, succinct)


v. to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer (syn. decline, relinquish, forgo; ant. claim, accept)

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