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antithesis
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
The boy presented the antithesis to the perfect plan
ascend
travel up,
We ascended the mountain
austere
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
The teacher was very austere in class behavior
autonomous
existing as an independent entity
The colony was autonomus in the fact that they decided the laws
banal
obvious and dull
The boy was banal when it came to triginomitry, having no clue what he was doing
benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
The flowers were very benign in the garden
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
The teachers was very capricious when it came down to the final seconds of deciding to have homework or not
dawdle
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development
The duck dawdled behind its mother
defamation
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
The gossiper defamed the saints holy name
esoteric
confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
The clique was very esoteric in its slang
exacerbate
make worse
The girl exacerbated her detention by yelling
extol
praise, glorify, or honor
The priest extoled his god in the highest
fastidious
giving and careful attention to detail
The painter was very fastidious when working
furtive
secret and sly or sordid
The furtive plan was kept from the public
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
The boy was very gregarious at christmas
hypocrite
a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold
The brat girl was a hypocrite when she told the other girl to stop giving attituda all the time
innate
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
the boys blue eyes were innate at birth
lethargic
deficient in alertness or activity
the sleeping guard was lethargic in his duties
melancholy
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
The man had some serious melancholy on the anniversary of his wifes death
opaque
not clear
The dali painting was very opaque
profilic
abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity
The ford cars are very profilic and everywhere
reprove
take to task
The handyman reproved the building project
symmetry
balanced proportions
The gymnist had great symmetry on the balance beam
tranquil
free from disturbance
The pond was rippleless and tranquil
venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence
The boy venerated his fathers amazing skill