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antithesis
a direct opposite, a contrast
ascend
to move upward, to rise from a lower station
austere
strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic
autonomous
independent, self-contained
banal
common, ordinary, lacking freshness, hackneyed
benign
not causing harm, of gentle disposition, beneficial
capricious
changing suddenly, fickle
dawdle
to waste time, to spend time idly, to move in a lackadaisical manner
defamation
act of harming or ruining another's reputation
esoteric
understood only by a small group or a select few
exacerbate
to aggravate, to irritate, to vex
extol
to praise, to glorify
fastidious
reflecting a meticulous or demanding attitude, critical to an extreme
furtive
secret in an underhanded way, stealthy
gregarious
sociable and outgoing
hypocrite
one who is insincere or deceitful
innate
existing from birth, inborn
lethargic
sluggish, languid
melancholy
depression of spirits
opaque
not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand
prolific
abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity
reprove
to scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intent
symmetry
balanced proportions
tranquil
peaceful, calm
venerate
to honor, to revere