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They bungled the job so badly that it took me days to straighten out the mess.
def: to mismanage or make a mess of
synonyms: botch, butcher, mangle
antonyms: expert, whiz
"I don't know whether the people being helped by our federally funded social programs are eating up too much of the taxpayer's money". The senator remarked. "However, the bureaucracy that administrators such programs may be".
def: a complicated system of administrative agencies and officials; the officials themselves
The towering walls of many medieval cathedrals are prevented from falling down from Hugh "flying" buttresses on the outside of the building.
(n & v)
def: a support or reinforcement
synonyms: prop, brace, mainstay
antonyms: weaken, impair, undermine
Like most people I enjoy flattery. But i cant be cajole into something that I know in my heart is foolish.
def: to persuade or obtain by flattery
synonyms: wheedle, inveigle, coax, beguile
antonyms: dissuade, deter, discourage
The sight of children starving slowly and horribly to death brought tears of rage and indignation to the eyes of even the most callous and thick skinned observer among us.
def: unfeeling or insensitive
synonyms: indifferent, unresponsive, unsympathetic
antonyms: compassionate, tender hearted
"It is one thing to make honest criticisms of my administration and its methods," the president observed. "It is quite another to repeat calumnies and slanders that simply have no basis in fact.
def: a false statement deliberately made up to injure a person
synonyms: lie, false hood,
antonyms: flattery, adulation
Only a disinterested observer of a traffic accident can give you a candid account of what actually happened". The officer told the reporter,
def: fair and impartial
synonyms: objective, disinterested, unbiased
antonyms: partial, biased, prejudiced
"Having to put up with surly and cantankerous boss can sometimes make life pretty miserable."
def: foul tempered and quarrelsome
synonyms: peevish, contrary, cross gained
antonyms: good natured, sweet tempered, lovable
Though they found a lot to disagree with in my plan, most of there objections were captious and niggling.
def: quick to find petty faults or raise trifling objections; overly demanding
synonyms: hypercritical, caviling, carping,
antonyms: unexacting, uncritical
Painting and sculpture, architecture and engineering. mathematics and music these were just a few Leonardo da Vinci's truly catholic interests.
def: broad or widely inclusive
synonyms: comprehensive, wide
antonyms: narrow, provencial
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