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adj) willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be help responsible
syn: agreeable, compliant, docile
ant: unresponsive, resistant, recalcitrant
v) to scold sharply
syn: chide, rebuke, reprove, reprimand
ant: praise, compliment, pat on the back
n) a rule, test; a standard for judgement or evaluation
syn: yardstick, touchstone, gauge, canon
v) to use up as result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
syn: exhaust, empty, drain, bankrupt
ant: replenish, refill, restock, resupply
v) to expand on write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
syn: elaborate, enlarge, descant, wander, roam
ant: sketch roughly, summarize, condense, adumbrate
adj) coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
syn: incidental, extrinsic
ant: intrinsic, relevant, pertinent, germane
n) beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
syn: commencement, inauguration, outset
adj) lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
syn: vapid, insipid, puerile, childish
ant: stimulating, mature
n) a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
syn: hodgepodge, mélange, farrago, medley
ant: homogeneous or uniform group
adj) showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
syn: forward, gifted, advanced
ant: backward, retarded, slow
adj) delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
syn: brutal, vicious, inhuman, fiendish
ant: masochistic, clement, humane, merciful
adj) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
syn: aphoristic, epigrammatic, moralistic
ant: discursive, diffuse, episodic
n) an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; v) to feed or supply with anything to excess
syn: v) excess, glut; v) cloy, satiate
ant: n) dearth, paucity, lack
adj) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
syn: circuitous, serpentine, labyrinthine
ant: direct, straight, straightforward
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