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Precocious (adj.)
mature in development, especially mental development.
Synonym: advanced Antonym: slow
Probity (n.)
integrity and honesty.
Synonym: justice Antonym: unfairness
Pusillanimous (adj.)
lacking courage or resolution.
Synonym: cowardly Antonym: bold
Quixotic (adj.)
extravagantly chivalrous or romantic.
Synonym: dreamy
Recant (v.)
to withdraw or disavow.
Synonym: cancel Antonym: confirm
Redundant (adj.)
characterized by unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas.
Synonym: extra Antonym: concise
Resilient (adj.)
returning to the original form or position.
Synonym: hardy Antonym: inflexible
Reticent (adj.)
disposed to be silent, reserved.
Synonym: bashful Antonym: forward
Ruminate (v.)
to meditate or muse.
Synonym: contemplate Antonym: ignore
Sanguine (adj.)
cheerfully optimistic or confident.
Synonym: assured Antonym: pessimistic
Scapegoat (n.)
a person made to bear the blame for others.
Synonym: pushover
Sordid (adj.)
meanly selfish, self-seeking.
Synonym: corrupt Antonym: honorable
Strident (adj.)
making or having a harsh sound.
Synonym: clamorous Antonym: soft
Taciturn (adj.)
inclined to silence or reluctant to join in conversation.
Synonym: aloof Antonym: talkative
Trenchant (adj.)
vigorous or energetic.
Synonym: dynamic Antonym: gentle
Ubiquitous (adj.)
existing or being everywhere.
Synonym: omnipresent Antonym: scarce
Usurp (v.)
to seize and hold by force or without legal right.
Synonym: annex Antonym: relinquish
Veracity (n.)
observance of truth in speech or statement.
Synonym: accuracy Antonym: falsehood
Wane (v.)
to decrease in strength or intensity.
Synonym: decline Antonym: increase
Zeal (n.)
eager desire.
Synonym: determination Antonym: indifference
Ignominy (n.)
public shame or disgrace.
Synonym: humiliation
Impasse (n.)
a point at which no further progress can be made.
Synonym: Deadlock Antonym: Breakthrough
Impervious (adj.)
not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable.
Synonym: Resistant Antonym: Penetrable
Implacable (adj.)
not to be appeased or pacified.
Synonym: Unyielding Antonym: Merciful
Indigent (adj.)
lacking food, clothing and other necessities because of poverty.
Synonym: Destitute Antonym: Rich
Intrepid (adj.)
resolutely fearless.
Synonym: Bold Antonym: Cowardly
Jeopardize (v).
to put at risk or hazard.
Synonym: Endanger
Judicious (adj.)
using or showing judgment in action.
Synonym: Careful Antonym: Foolish
Kudos (n).
honor or glory.
Synonym: Praise Antonym: Blame
Lackadaisical (adj.)
without interest or determination.
Synonym: Dull Antonym: Energetic
Lucrative (adj.)
to be profitable.
Synonym: Prosperous Antonym: Unproductive
Malice (n.)
desire to inflict injury or harm on another.
Synonym: Animosity Antonym: Kindness
Motley (adj.)
showing a great diversity of elements.
Synonym: Heterogeneous Antonym: Homogeneous
Narcissistic (adj.)
having an undue fascination with oneself.
Synonym: Vain Antonym: Unselfish
Nostalgia (n.)
a wistful desire to return to a former time in one's life.
Synonym: Longing
Nuance (n.)
a subtle difference or distinction in expression.
Synonym: Detail
Obsequious (adj.)
characterized by servile complaisance.
Synonym: Subservient Antonym: Assertive
Ostracize (v.)
to exclude by general consent, from society.
Synonym: Banish Antonym: Welcome
Pandemonium (n.)
wild uproar or unrestrained disorder.
Synonym: Chaos Antonym: Peace
Parochial (adj.)
of or pertaining to a parish.
Synonym: Conservative Antonym: Liberal
Facetious (adj.)
not meant to be taken literally.
synonym: playful antonym: serious
Fallacy (n.)
misleading or unsound argument.
synonym: myth antonym: fact
Fatuous (adj.)
foolish, especially in an unconscious manner.
synonym: absurd antonym: sensible
Feign (v).
to put on an appearance of.
synonym: act antonym: reveal
Fiasco (n.)
a sudden or violent collapse.
synonym: debacle antonym: success
Fickle (adj.)
likely to change due to instability.
synonym: vacillating antonym: constant
Finesse (n.)
subtly skillful handle of a situation.
synonym: diplomacy antonym: ignorance
Flaunt (v.)
to portray or display oneself boldly.
synonym: advertise antonym: conceal
Foible (n.)
a minor weakness or flaw in character.
synonym: fault antonym: improvement
Fortuitous (adj.)
to occur or produce by chance.
synonym: lucky antonym: planned
Frugal (adj.)
prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.
synonym: thrifty antonym: lavish
Gloat (v.)
to look at or think about with excessiveness; often smug
synonym: relish antonym: sympathize
Gratuitous (adj.)
given without charge or payment.
synonym: complimentary antonym: costly
Gregarious (ad.)
fond of the company of others.
synonym: affable antonym: unfriendly
Grimace (n.)
an ugly or contorted facial expression.
synonym: frown antonym: smile
Gullible (adj.)
easily cheated.
synonym: naive antonym: wise
Harangue (n.)
a scolding or long verbal attack.
synonym: declamation antonym: acclamation
Harbinger (n.)
a person who goes ahead and announces the presence of another.
synonym: herald
Haughty (adj.)
disdainfully proud or snobbish.
synonym: arrogant antonym: humble
Heinous (adj.)
hateful or abominable.
synonym: atrocious antonym: lovely
Enclave
noun
An enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it
Synonym - commune
Antonym - outside
Enigma
noun
Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; a difficult problem
Synonym - mystery
Antonym - understanding
Envisage
verb
Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
Synonym - foresee
Antonym - misunderstand
Empathy
noun
Understanding and entering into another's feelings
Synonym - sympathy
Antonym - apathy
Epithet
noun
Descriptive word or phrase; a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
Synonym - name
Antonym - none
Equitable
adj.
Implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all
Synonym - just
Antonym - unfair
Emulate
verb
Compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with; imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software; strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
Synonym - imitate
Antonym - create
Entice
verb
Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
Synonym - tempt
Antonym - repulse
Erudite
adj.
Having or showing profound knowledge
Synonym - intellectual
Antonym - ignorant
Esoteric
adj.
Confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
Synonym - obscure
Antonym - common
Ethical
adj.
Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior; adhering to ethical and moral principles; of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
Synonym - moral
Antonym - corrupt
Ethnic
adj.
Belonging to or associated with the traditional culture of a social group
Synonym - cultural
Antonym - none
Euphemism
noun
An inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
Synonym - circumlocution
Antonym - direct
Exacerbate
verb
Exasperate or irritate; make worse
Synonym - aggravate
Antonym - calm
Exemplary
adj.
Worthy of imitation; serving to warn; being or serving as an illustration of a type
Synonym - model
Antonym - incorrect
Expedient
adj.
Serving to promote your interest; appropriate to a purpose; practical; noun a means to an end; not
Necessarily a principled or ethical one
Synonym - convenient
Antonym - unbeneficial
Exigency
noun
A pressing or urgent situation; a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires
Immediate action
Synonym - emergency
Antonym - ease
Exotic
adj.
Strikingly strange or unusual; being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
Synonym - alien
Antonym - familiar
Exploit
noun
A notable achievement; verb use or manipulate to one's advantage; draw from; make good use of;
Work excessively hard
Synonym - feat
Antonym - failure
Expound
verb
Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; state
Synonym - elaborate
Antonym - confuse
Sentence -
Defer
(v.): to put off to a different time.
Synonym: delay Antonym: advance
Delineate
(v.): to describe or outline something with precision.
Synonym: define
Demure
(adj.): characterized by shyness and modesty.
Synonym: bashful Antonym: outgoing
Denouement
(n.): the final resolution of the complexity of a plot.
Synonym: conclusion
Deviate
(v.): to depart or swerve from a procedure.
Synonym: avert Antonym: stay
Devout
(adj.): expression of devotion or piety.
Synonym: earnest Antonym: insincere
Dilapidated
(adj.): reduced to partial ruin or decay due to age.
Synonym: battered Antonym: rebuilt
Diligent
(adj.): constant in effort to accomplish something.
Synonym: attentive Antonym: lazy
Dire
(adj.): causing great fear or suffering.
Synonym: serious Antonym: trivial
Discourse
(n.): a formal discussion of a subject in a speech.
Synonym: communication Antonym: silence
Disparity
(n.): lack of similarity or equality.
Synonym: discrepancy Antonym: likeness
Distraught
(adj.): distracted or deeply agitated.
Synonym: hysterical Antonym: calm
Docile
(adj.): easily managed or handled.
Synonym: adaptable Antonym: inflexible
Duplicity
(n.): an act or instance of deceit.
Synonym: fraud Antonym: honesty
Eclectic
(adj.): made up of selections from different sources.
Synonym: assorted Antonym: unvaried
Effrontery
(n.): shameless or impudent boldness.
Synonym: arrogance Antonym: modesty
Elicit
(v.): to draw or bring forth.
Synonym: derive Antonym: suppress
Emaciated
(adj.): to be wasted or gaunt.
Synonym: anorexic Antonym: overweight
Embellish
(v.): to enhance by ornamentation.
Synonym: adorn Antonym: simplify
Eminent
(adj.): high in station or rank.
Synonym: VIP Antonym: unimportant
caustic
Synonym: sarcastic
Antonym: soothing
Definition: Severely critical or cutting
censure
Synonym: reprimand
Antonym: approval
Definition: A judgment involving condemnation, severe disapproval
chagrin
Synonym: dissatisfaction
Antonym: triumph
Definition: A feeling of annoyance or mortification caused by disappointment or failure
charlatan
Synonym: quack
Antonym: original
Definition: Someone who professes knowledge or expertise that he or she does not have
chronic
Synonym: Persistent
Antonym: intermittent
Definition: Continuing for a long time, constantly recurring
circumvent
Synonym: avoid
Antonym: follow
Definition: To evade or go around
clandestine
Synonym: furtive
Antonym: open
Definition: Secret and concealed, often for illicit reasons
coerce
Synonym: constrain
Antonym: release
Definition: To restrain or dominate by force, to achieve by force or threat
collaborate
Synonym: Cooperate
Antonym: part
Definition: To work on with another
compatible
Synonym: Congenial
Antonym: incompatible
Definition: Able to exist together harmoniously
complacent
Synonym: content
Antonym: discontent
Definition: Pleased or satisfied by how things are
condone
Synonym: pardon
Antonym: condemn
Definition: To overlook or forgive
conjecture
Synonym: Speculation
Antonym: Proof
Definition: The formation of conclusion from incomplete evidence
connoisseur
Synonym: expert
Antonym: novice
Definition: A person with special knowledge or appreciation of a field
copious
Synonym: Bountiful
Antonym: scarce
Definition: Yielding something abundantly
consensus
Synonym: Concurrence
Antonym: disagreement
Definition: General or widespread agreement
credibility
Synonym: Validity
Antonym: falseness
Definition: The quality of being believed or trusted
culpable
Synonym: blameworthy
Antonym: blameless
Definition: Deserving censure or condemnation
curtail
Synonym: abridge
Antonym: elongate
Definition: To cut short or make less
cynical
Synonym: Misanthropic
Antonym: optimistic
Definition: Distrustful of human nature and motives
bleak
Synonym: desolate
Antonym: hopeful
Definition: without hope or encouragement
blight
Synonym: contamination
Antonym: Blessing
Definition: Something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
blithe
Synonym: carefree
Antonym: sorrowful
Definition: Happy lighthearted character, done casually
boisterous
Synonym: clamorous
Antonym: quiet
Definition: Rough and noisy, jolly or rowdy
bombastic
Synonym: pretentious
Antonym: humble
Definition: Speech or writing that is meant to sound important but is not
boorish
Synonym: Rude
Antonym: polite
Definition: Behavior that is crude and rough, uneducated
boycott
Synonym: refuse
Antonym: encourage
Definition: To refuse to use or participate in as a way of protesting
brash
Synonym: Harsh
Antonym: reserved
Definition: Confident and aggressive in a usually rude way
bravado
Synonym: Foolhardy
Antonym: cowardice
Definition: Appearance of bravery that is meant to impress
brusque
Synonym: abrupt, hasty
Antonym: polite
Definition: Blunt in manner or speech
bungle
Synonym: botch
Antonym: achieve
Definition: To act clumsily and awkwardly
bureaucracy
Synonym: administration
Antonym: democracy
Definition: A body of non-elected government officials
buttress
Synonym: Reinforcement
Antonym: weakening
Definition: A prop or support built to steady a structure
cajole
Synonym: convince
Antonym: force
Definition: To persuade with flattery or persuasion
callous
Synonym: cold-hearted
Antonym: sensitive
Definition: Feeling or showing no emotion
calumny
Synonym: Defamation
Antonym: truth
Definition: Misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation
candid
Synonym: genuine
Antonym: prejudiced
Definition: Marked by honest and sincere expression
cantankerous
Synonym: bearish
Antonym: Good-natured
Definition: Difficult or irritating to deal with
captious
Synonym: overcritical
Antonym: flattering
Definition: Quick to find faults and raise objections
catholic
Synonym: Universal
Antonym: Narrow-minded
Definition: Broad in sympathies, tastes, or interests
astute
Synonym: Smart
Antonym: Idiotic
Definition: Shown an ability to understand things clearly
asylum
Synonym: Shelter
Antonym: open, utopia
Definition: Institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill
atone
Synonym: Absolve
Antonym: defy
Definition: To make amends or reparation
atrocity
Synonym: Abomination
Antonym: pleasantry
Definition: An extremely wicked, cruel, or brutal thing or event
atrophy
Synonym: Disintegration
Antonym: regeneration
Definition: Wasting away of a body part
attribution
Synonym: Acknowledgement
Antonym: plagiarism
Definition: The accrediting of a work to a particular person
augment
Synonym: Enlarge
Antonym: Decrease
Definition: To make larger or greater
augur
Synonym: Prophet
Antonym: disbeliever
Definition: One held to foretell events by omens
austere
Synonym: stern
Antonym: Calm
Definition: Severe in manner or appearance
authentic
Synonym: real
Antonym: fake
Definition: Made or done the same way as an original
avarice
Synonym: cupidity
Antonym: generosity
Definition: Insatiable greed for riches
avid
Synonym: intensive
Antonym: indifferent
Definition: Characterized by enthusiasm and vigorous pursuit
badger
Synonym: Harass
Antonym: please
Definition: To annoy persistently
baffle
Synonym: perplex
Antonym: Explain
Definition: to confuse or bewilder
banal
Synonym: Commonplace
Antonym: original
Definition: Lacking originality
belligerent
Synonym:Warlike
Antonym: helping
Definition: Aggressively hostile
benign
Synonym: Harmless
Antonym: adverse
Definition: Of gentle disposition
bicker
Synonym: Quarrel
Antonym: Agree
Definition: To engage in peevish argument
bizarre
Synonym: Strange
Antonym: normal
Definition: Strikingly out of the ordinary
bland
Synonym: tasteless
Antonym: tasty
Definition: Not highly flavored
alienate
Synonym: estrange
Antonym: Be friendly
Definition: To turn away, divert
allege
Synonym: Affirm, state
Antonym: deny
Definition: To assert without proof
Allude
Synonym: Hint, suggest
Antonym: hide
Definition: To refer casually or indirectly
Ambience
Synonym: Atmosphere, environment
Antonym:
Definition: The mood, quality, tone, atmosphere
Ambivalent
Synonym: Clashing
Antonym: Certain
Definition: Mixed feelings about someone or something
Amnesty
Synonym: pardon
Antonym: punish
Definition: A forgiveness for offenses, especially political
Anachronism
Synonym: Misplacement
Antonym: Synchronism
Definition: Something or someone that is not in its correct historical time
Anarchy
Synonym: Lawlessness
Antonym: lawfulness
Definition: State of society without government or law
Anathema
Synonym: Abomination
Antonym: Beloved
Definition: A person or thing detested or loathed
Anecdote
Synonym: Story
Antonym: Chronicle
Definition: A short account of a particular incident or event
Anomaly
Synonym: Abnormality
Antonym: normality
Definition: A deviation from the common
Apathy
Synonym: Indifference
Antonym: Ardor
Definition: Lack of interest or concern
Appall
Synonym: Horrify
Antonym: comfort
Definition: To fill or overcome with horror
Apprehend
Synonym: capture
Antonym: lose
Definition: To take into custody, arrest
Arbitrary
Synonym: Undetermined
Antonym: specific
Definition: Not representing any specific value
Arbitrate
Synonym: Determine
Antonym: Avoid
Definition: To decide or determine
Array
Synonym: Collection
Antonym: Disarray
Definition: Order or arrangement
Articulate
Synonym: coherent
Antonym: Unclear
Definition: Able to express oneself fluently and clearly
Askew
Synonym: Crooked
Antonym: Straight
Definition: To one side, out of line
Assimilate
Synonym: incorporate
Antonym: reject
Definition: To take in and absorb as one's own
abdicate
Synonym: Resign, quit
Antonym: Claim, retain
Definition: To give up or renounce voluntarily
abet
Synonym: Help, aid, assist; promote
Antonym: Deter, impede, hinder
Definition: Assist, help in wrongdoing
abhor
Synonym: Despise
Antonym: Love, admire
Definition: To regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest; loathe
abject
Synonym: Debasing, miserable
Antonym: exalted
Definition: Utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating; despicable
absolve
Synonym: Exculpate, clear, liberate
Antonym: blame
Definition: To free from guilt or blame; to set free; grant pardon for
abstain
Synonym: Forbear; desist; cease
Antonym: Indulge
Definition: To hold oneself back voluntarily, to refrain from something
academic
Synonym: scholarly, intellectual, pedantic
Antonym: Ignorant, untaught
Definition: Pertaining to areas of study, pertaining to education
accede
Synonym: Accept, consent, concur
Antonym: Condemn, demur, refuse, deny
Definition: To give consent, approval, or adherence; to agree
acclimate
Synonym: Accommodate, conform, season
Antonym: Ignore, neglect
Definition: To make or become adjusted, adapted to a new climate or environment
addiction
Synonym: Dependence, obsession, fixation
Antonym: independence
Definition: A habit of activity or practice, often injurious
adjourn
Synonym: Suspend, postpone, end
Antonym: Begin, convene, encourage
Definition: Suspend or postpone a meeting or activity to some future time or indefinitely
adverse
Synonym: Detrimental, disadvantageous
Antonym: Auspicious, favorable, helpful
Definition: Unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect
advocate
Synonym: Support | supporter, promoter
Antonym: Oppose | enemy, protestor
aesthetic
Synonym: Artistic, beautiful, pleasing
Antonym: Ugly, displeasing
Definition: Pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or artful
affable
Synonym: Amicable, civil, cordial
Antonym: Disdainful, grouchy, unfriendly
Definition: Pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly
affectation
Synonym: Artificiality, façade, pretense
Antonym: Naturalness
Definition: An effort to appear to have a quality not possessed; artificiality
affluent
Synonym: Prosperous, rich, upper class
Antonym: Destitute, impoverished, poor
Definition: Having an abundance of wealth or goods; flowing freely
agenda
Synonym: Calendar, plan, schedule
Definition: A list or plan of things to be done
aggregate
Synonym: Composite, cumulative | combine
Antonym: Particular | separate
Definition: Forming a collection from separate parts | combination
agile
Synonym: Nimble, fast, spry
Antonym: Awkward, sluggish
Definition: Quick and well-coordinated in movement; active