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Abbreviated Communication
abridge
compendium*
cursory*
curtail*
syllabus
synopsis
terse*
Act Quickly
abrupt
apace*
headlong*
impetuous*
precipitate*
Assist
abet*
advocate
ancillary*
bolster*
corroborate
countenance*
espouse*
mainstay*
munificent*
proponent
stalwart*
sustenance
Bad Mood
bilious*
dudgeon*
irascible*
peevish*
pettish*
petulant*
pique*
querulous*
umbrage*
waspish*
Beginner/Amateur
dilettante*
fledgling
neophyte*
novitiate*
proselyte*
tryo*
Beginning/Young
burgeoning
callow*
engender*
inchoate*
incipient*
nascent*
Biting (as in wit or temperament)
acerbic*
acidulous*
acrimonious*
asperity*
caustic*
mordacious*
mordant*
trenchant*
Bold
audacious*
courageous
dauntless*
intrepid*
Boring
banal*
fatuous*
hackneyed*
insipid*
mundane
pedestrian*
platitude
prosaic*
quotidian*
trite
Carousal
bacchanalian*
debauchery
depraved
dissipated*
iniquity
libertine*
libidinous*
licentious
reprobate
ribald*
salacious*
sordid*
turpitude*
Changing Quickly
capricious*
mercurial*
volatile
Copy
counterpart
emulate
facsimile
factitious*
paradigm
precursor
simulate
vicarious
Criticize/Criticism
aspersion*
belittle
berate
calumny*
castigate*
decry*
defame/defamation
denounce
deride/derisive
diatribe*
disparage
excoriate*
gainsay*
harangue*
impugn
inveigh*
lambaste
objurgate*
obloquy*
opprobrium*
pillory*
remonstrate*
reprehend*
reprove*
revile*
tirade
vituperate*
Death/Mourning
bereave
cadaver
defunct
demise
dolorous*
elegy*
knell*
lament
macabre
moribund*
obsequies*
sepulchral*
wraith*
Denying of Self
abnegate*
abstain
ascetic*
spartan*
stoic
temperate
Dictatorial
authoritarian
despotic*
dogmatic
hegemonic/hegemony*
imperious*
peremptory*
tryannical
Difficult to Understand
abstruse*
ambiguous
arcane*
bemusing*
cryptic
enigmatic
esoteric*
inscrutable*
obscure
opaque
paradoxical
perplexing
recondite*
turbid*
Disgusting/Offensive
defile
fetid*
invidious*
noisome*
odious
putrid
rebarbative*
Easy to Understand
articulate
cogent
eloquent
evident
limpid*
pellucid*
Eccentric/Dissimilar
aberrant*
anachronism*
anomalous*
discrete
eclectic
esoteric*
iconoclast*
Embarass
abash*
chagrin*
compunction*
contrition*
diffidence*
expiate*
foible*
gaucherie*
rue*
Equal
equitable
equity*
tantamount*
Falsehood
apocryphal
canard*
chicanery*
dissemble*
equivocate*
erroneous
ersatz*
fallacious
feigned
guile*
mendacious/mendacity*
perfidy*
pervaricate*
specious*
spurious*
Family
conjugal*
consanguine*
distaff*
endogamous*
filial*
fratricide*
progenitor*
scion*
sorority
Forgive
absolve
acquit
exculpate*
exonerate
expiate*
palliate*
redress*
vindicate
Favoring/Not Impartial
ardor*/ardent
doctrinaire*
fervid
partisan
tendentious*
zealot
Funny
chortle*
droll*
facetious
flippant
gibe*
jocular*
levity
ludicrous
raillery*
riposte*
simper*
Gaps/Openings
abatement*
aperture
fissure
hiatus
interregnum*
interstice*
lull
orifice
rent
respite
rift
Generous/Kind
altruistic
beneficent
clement*
largess*
magnanimous*
munificent*
philanthropic
unstinting*
Greedy
avaricious*
covetous
mercenary*
miserly
penurious*
rapacious*
venal*
Hard-hearted
asperity*
baleful*
dour*
fell*
malevolent
mordant*
sardonic*
scathing
truculent*
vitriolic*
vituperation*
Harmful
baleful*
baneful*
deleterious*
inimical*
injurious
insidious*
minatory*
perfidious*
pernicious*
Harsh Sounding
cacophony
din*
dissonant
raucous
strident*
Hatred
abhorrence
anathema*
antagonism
antipathy*
detestation
enmity
loathing
malice
odium*
rancor*
Healthy
beneficial
salubrious*
salutary*
Hesitate
dither*
oscillate
teeter
vacillate
waver
Hostile
antithetic*
churlish*
curmudgeon*
irascible*
malevolent
misanthropic*
truculent*
vindictive
Innocent/Inexperienced
credulous*
gullible
ingenuous*
naive
novitiate*
tyro*
Insincere
disingenuous
dissemble*
fulsome*
ostensible*
unctuous*
Investigate
appraise
ascertain
assay*
descry*
peruse
Lazy/Sluggish
indolent*
inert*
lackadaisical
languid*
lassitude*
lethargic
phlegmatic*
quiescent*
slothful
torpid*
Luck
adventitious*
amulet*
auspicious*
fortuitous
kismet*
optimum
portentous*
propitiate*
propitious*
providential
serendipity
talisman*
Nag
admonish
belabor*
cavil*
enjoin*
exhort
harangue*
hector*
martinet*
remonstrate*
reproof
Nasty
fetid*
noisome
noxious
Not a Straight Line
askance*
awry
careen*
carom*
circuitous*
circumvent
gyrate
labyrinth
meander
oblique*
serrated
sidle*
sinuous*
undulating
vortex
Overblown/Wordy
bombastic*
circumlocution*
garrulous*
grandiloquent*
loquacious*
periphrastic*
prolix*
rhetoric
turgid*
verbose
Pacify/Satisfy
ameliorate*
appease
assuage*
defer
mitigate*
mollify*
placate
propitiate*
satiate
slake*
soothe
Pleasant Sounding
euphonious*
harmonious
melodious
sonorous*
Poor
destitute
esurient*
impecunious*
indigent*
Praise
acclaim
accolade
aggrandize*
encomium*
eulogize*
Predict
augur*
auspice*
fey*
harbinger
portentous*
precursor
presage*
prescient*
prognosticate*
Prevent/Obstruct
discomfit*
encumber*
fetter*
forfend*
hinder
impede
inhibit
occlude*
Smart/Learned
astute
canny
erudite*
perspicacious*
Sorrow
disconsolate*
doleful*
dolor*
elegiac*
forlorn
lament
lugubrious*
melancholy
morose
plaintive*
threnody*
Stubborn
implacable*
inexorable*
intractable*
intransigent*
obdurate*
obstinate
recalcitrant*
refractory*
renitent*
untoward*
vexing
Terse
compendious*
curt
laconic*
pithy*
succinct
taciturn*
Time/Order/Duration
anachronism*
antecede
antedate*
anterior*
archaic
diurnal*
eon
ephemeral*
epoch*
fortnight
millennium
penultimate
synchronous
temporal
Timid/Timidity
craven*
diffident*
pusillanimous*
recreant*
timorous*
trepidation
Truth
candor*/candid
fealty*
frankness
indisputable
indubitable
legitimate
probity*
sincere
veracious*
verity*
Unusual
aberration*
abnormality
iconoclast*
idiosyncrasy
Walking About
ambulatory*
itinerant*
meander
peripatetic*
Wandering
discursive*
expatiate*
forage
itinerant*
peregrination*
peripatetic*
sojourn
Weaken
adulterate*
enervate*
exacerbate
inhibit
obviate*
stultify*
undermine
vitiate*
Wisdom
adage
aphorism*
apothegm*
axiom*
bromide*
dictum*
epigram*
platitude
sententious*
truism
Withdrawal/Retreat
abeyance*
abjure*
abnegation*
abortive
abrogate*
decamp*
demur*
recant
recidivism*
remission
renege*
rescind
retrograde*

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