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Desecrate
to damage a holy place; to treat with irreverence
syn: vandalize; violate
ant: consecrate
pedagogue
a schoolteacher
syn: educator
fiat
an official order, a decree
syn: degree; authorization
fluent
able to express oneself easily and clearly
syn: well-versed
any: inept
aloof
reserved, distant
syn: detached; cold; remote
ant: warm; friendly
melee
a noisy, confused fight
syn: skirmish; fracas
fidelity
faithfulness
syn: loyalty; devotion
ant: treachery
personification
a person or thing that represents an idea
hilarity
gaiety; joviality
syn: mirth; merriment; glee
ant: sadness; misery
ensue
to follow as a result
syn: result
ant: cause
bias
a prejudiced view either for or against; a preference
syn: partiality; favoritism
rambunctious
adj. unruly; uncontrollable
syn: wild; disorderly; boisterous
ant: calm; pacific; tranquil
pariah
a social outcast
syn: exile; outsider
ant: insider
gyrate
to rotate or revolve quickly; to spiral
syn: revolve; whirl
cavort
to leap about in a sprightly manner; romp
syn: frolic; prance; caper
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