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laconic(adj)
using few words
brusque,terse
wordy, verbose
latent(adj)
present but not visible, apparent, or actualized
inherent, lurking
active, apparent
lethargy(n)
the quality or state of being drowsy and dull
apathy, disinterest
action, awakening
loquacious(adj)
talking or tending to talk much or freely
chatty, garrulous
quiet, silent
lucrative(adj)
profitable, money making
advantageous, fruitful
unprofitable
lugubrious(adj)
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected manner
mournful, sorrowful
cheerful, joyful
lurid(adj)
gruesome, horrible, revolting
exaggerated, ghastly
clean, delightful
magnanimous(adj)
generous in forgiving an insult or injury
altruistic, charitable
mean, selfish
maudlin(adj)
tearfully or weakly emotional
overemotional, deceitful
pragmatic, unemotional
mendacious(adj)
telling lies especially habitually
deceptive, deceitful
frank, honest
mendicant(adj or n)
practicing begging, living on alms
beggar, monk, indigent
wealthy
mercenary(adj)
working or acting merely for money or other reward
selfish, acquisitive
generous, unselfish
meticulous(adj)
taking or showing extreme care about minute details
accurate, cautious
careless, imprecise
mitigate(v)
to lessen in force or intensity, wrath, grief, harshness, pain
alleviate, assuage
aggravate, agitate
mollify(v)
to soften in temper, as a person
pacify, soothe
aggravate, excite
inert(adj)
having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance
dormant, immobile
able, active
inexorable(adj)
unyielding, unalterable
implacable, merciless
kind, merciful
inference(n)
the act or process of inferring
assumption, conjecture
fact, proof
ingratiate(v)
to establish in favor of someone
flatter, attract
offend, repel
inordinate(adj)
not within proper or reasonable limits
dizzying, irrational
cheap, logical
inscrutable(adj)
incapable of being investigated or analyzed
enigmatic, impenetrable
clear, comprehensible
insidious(adj)
intended to entrap or beguile
subtle, dangerous
fair, honest
insipid(adj)
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
banal, bland
original, sharp
intrepid(adj)
resolutely fearless; dauntless
courageous, fearless
afraid, cowardly
inveigh(v)
to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words
admonish, berate
accept, agree
inveigle(v)
to entice, lure by flattery or artful talk
allure, bait
be honest, discourage
inveterate(adj)
settled or confirmed in habit, practice, or feeling
addicted, habitual
short-lived
irascible(adj)
easily provoked to anger
cantankerous, cranky
cool, happy
irony(n)
use of words to convey a meaning opposite of literal meaning
humor, paradox
seriousness, approval
jaunty(adj)
easy and sprightly in manner or being
breezy, carefree
depressed, sad
immaculate(adj)
free from spot or stain
spotless, flawless
defective, flawed
immutable(adj)
unchangeable; not mutable
abiding,enduring
alterable, changeable
impeccable(adj)
faultless, flawless; incapable of sin
exquisite, precise
flawed, imperfect
impediment(n)
obstruction; hindrance; obstacle
barrier, burden
advantage, aid
impervious(adj)
not permitting penetration or passage
adamant, immune
affected, move
implacable(adj)
not to be appeased or pacified
inexorable, relentless
compassionate, merciful
impugn(v)
to challenge as false
assail, contravene
agree, allow
impunity(n)
exemption from punishment
immunity, exception
denial, veto
inane(adj)
lacking sense, significance, or ideas
absurd, asinine
bright, intellegent
inarticulate(adj)
lacking the ability to express oneself; especially in speech
incoherent, blurred
articulate, communicative
incipient(adj)
beginning to exist or appear
embryonic, beginning
developed, grown
incongruous(adj)
out of keeping or place; inappropriate
bizarre, contradictory
compatible, consistent
incumbent(adj or n)
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc.
official, obligatory, necessary
unnecessary, challenger
indigent(adj or n)
lacking necessities of life due to poverty
destitute, impoverished
wealthy, affluent
indomitable(adj)
that cannot be subdued or overcome
invincible, invulnerable
flexible, yielding
harangue(n)
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack
diatribe, tirade
compliment, praise
harbinger(n)
a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of others
omen, predictor
follower
harrow(n or v)
pillage, plunder
an agricultural tool
devastate, spoil
help, build
haughty(adj)
disdainfully proud, snobbish
cavalier, contemptuous
humble, shy
heinous(adj)
hateful, odious, totally reprehensible
abhorrent, atrocious
delightful, friendly
herculean(adj)
requiring great strength, very hard to perform
almighty, colossal
weak, powerless
heresy(n)
opinion or doctrine at variance with orthodox doctrine
blasphemy, fallacy
agreement, belief
hiatus(n)
a break or interruption in continuity of work or action
interval, lapse
closure, continuation
histrionic(adj)
of or relating to actors or acting
melodramatic, overacting
calm, normal
hoax(n)
something intended to deceive or defraud
bamboozle, bluff
be honest, give
hoodwink(v)
to deceive or trick
bamboozle, bilk
give, help
hybrid(n)
offspring of two plants or animals of different breeds
amalgam, combination
division, seperation
hyperbole(n)
obvious and intentional exaggeration
metaphor, overstatement
compression, decrease
idiosyncrasy(n)
a characteristic, habit, mannerism, that is particular to a certain person
eccentricity, mannerism
normality, usualness
ignominy(n)
disgrace, dishonor, public contempt
baseness, disgrace
morality, goodness