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(adj., part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
ant. unembarrassed, unashamed


(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
syn. distant, cold, standoffish
ant. invovled, sociable


(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
syn. (n.) misery, woe, torment
ant. (n.) joy, delight, peace of mind

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(v.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system;(adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
syn. (v.) enunciate, expound; (adj.) glib, eloquent
ant. (adj.) tongue-tied, mumbled, incoherent


(v.) to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
syn. wallow, revel

(n.) de'-fect
(v.) de-fect'

(n.) An imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization


(n.) delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion
syn. (n.) delicacy, subtlety
ant. (n.) clumsiness, awkwardness


(v.) to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
syn. show off, parade
ant. hide, downplay


(adj.) frank, direct, straightforward
syn. candid, blunt
ant. indirect, evasive, deceitful, two-faced


(adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
syn. friendly, amiable
ant. cold, unfriendly, unsociable


(v.) to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
syn. implant, infuse, inculcate
ant. root out, eradicate, extirpate


(v.) to exclude from a group, banish, send away
syn. cast out, expel, blackball, snub
ant. fratenize with, associate with


(n.) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
syn. presentiment


(n.) a pen name, name assumed by a writer
syn. nom de plume


(v.) to wash away impurities, clean up; (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
syn. (v.) cleanse, purify
ant. (v.) pollute, contaminate, defile


(v.) to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
syn. reclaim, rebuild, reform


(n.) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverderation
ant. cause, source


(adj.) bold, determined; firm
syn. steadfast, unflinching
ant. weak, spineless, indecisive


(adj.) able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
ant. porous, forgetful


(n.) a person or thing carrying the blame for others
syn. fall guy, whipping boy

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