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(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
Synonyms: detest, despise, abominate
Antonyms: admire, cherish, respect, relish


(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better
Synonyms: modify, improve, correct


(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap, blow
Synonyms: (v.) batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about


(n.) great confusion, disorder
Synonyms: anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium
Antonyms: order, regularity, tranquillity


(adj.) roomy, spacious
Synonyms: comfortable, ample, capacious
Antonyms: cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient


(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
Synonyms: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful
Antonyms: bland, mild, benign, amiable


(v.) to see clearly, recognize
Synonyms: perceive, detect, distinguish
Antonym: overlook


(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
Synonyms: surviving, in existence
Antonyms: extinct, defunct, vanished


(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to
Synonyms: incriminate, entangle
Antonyms: absolve, exculpate


(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
Antonyms: unearth, exhume


(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
Synonyms: taskmaster, slave driver


(v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
Synonyms: preclude, forestall, ward off


(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
Synonyms: (n.) turncoat, defector, heretic
Antonyms: (n.) loyalist, patriot


(adj.) deserving blame or punishment
Synonyms: objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious
Antonyms: commendable, blameless, meritorious


(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
Synonyms: mournful, dismal
Antonyms: bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful, jaunty


(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased
Synonyms: dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
Antonyms: neat, spruce, exalted, lofty


(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
Synonyms: tumultuous, unruly, agitated
Antonyms: calm, placid, tranquil, still


(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention
Synonyms: clamorous, uproarious, blustering
Antonyms: quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued


(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
Synonyms: bulky, massive, copious, plentiful
Antonyms: scant, meager, brief, succinct


(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer
Synonyms: decline, relinquish, forgo
Antonyms: claim, accept

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