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adj. giving assistance or support; n. a helper, aid
SYN: adj. additional, back-up; n. reserve, accessory
ANT: adj. main, primary, principal


adj. frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
SYN: forthright, plainspoken, unbiased ANT: insincere, evasive,


n. a small room or compartment
SYN: enclosure, hole-in-the-wall ANT: vast hall, auditorium


n. work that is hard and tiresome
SYN: toil, labor, grind ANT: play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun


n. a representative or messenger (as of a government)
SYN: agent, ambassador, emissary, minister


to rise


n. a means to an end; adj. advantageous, useful
SYN: n. contrivance, device; adj. serviceable
ANT: adj. inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous


v. to pretend SYN: fake, sham, affect, simulate


: a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
SYN: aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache ANT: inability, incapacity


adj. causing sorrow or pain; serious
SYN: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant
ANT: joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting


adj. composed of different kinds, diverse
SYN: miscellaneous, mixed, variegated ANT: uniform, homogeneous, of a piece


n. a vast number (as of people); a throng
SYN: crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm
ANT: few, handful


v. to force, drive forward
SYN: urge, push, spur, propel, incite ANT: discourage, check, restrain, curb


adj. disbelieving, skeptical
SYN: dubious, mistrustful, doubting ANT: believing, trustful, gullible


v. to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
SYN: imprint, enroll, enlist ANT: erase, rub out, delete, efface obliterate


n. a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
SYN: soliloquy, recitation ANT: dialogue, conversation colloquy


n. a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
SYN: prediction, projection


adj. with a harsh, grating sound; n. a harsh sound
SYN: adj. scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravelly ANT: adj, sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow


adj. offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
SYN: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive
ANT: pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome


v. to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something a decisive way; to run
hastily, scurry; n. a pail
SYN: v. abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump
ANT: v. keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve

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