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by andrew sarafa


(n.) shortness
Synonyms: conciseness, terseness, pithiness
Antonyms: verbosity, long-widedness, polixity


(v.) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
Synonyms: deport oneself, agree, concur


(adj.) expressing much in a few words
Synonyms: brief, succinct, terse, pithy, to the point
Antonyms: wordy, verbose, long-winded, prolix


(adj.) sober or serious in manner, modest
Synonyms: shy, diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous
Antonyms: bold, forward, assertive, immodest


(n.) a lessening in value; a belittling
Synonyms: cheapening, lowering, devaluation
Antonyms: increase, appreciation, enhancement


(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away
Synonyms: worsen, decline, degenerate, debase
Antonyms: improve, fix-up, enhance


(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public
Synonyms: disclose, impart, spill the beans, "leak"
Antonyms: hide, conceal, cover up, secrete, keep under wraps


(adj.) free from ignorance and false ideas; possesing sound understanding
Synonyms: knowing, informed, aware, cultivated
Antonyms: ignorant, unaware, untaught, benighted


(v.) to prevent by acting first
Synonyms: hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off
Antonyms: welcome, accept, allow, subit, abide by


(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligable
Synonyms: jumble, scramble, confuse, misrepresent
Antonyms: clarify, elucidate, articulate


(n.) one who puts forward a proposal, one who supports a cause or belief
Synonyms: supporter, advocare, exponent
Antonyms: opponent, critic, foe, adversary


(v.) to shake, tremble; to trill
Synonyms: quiver, vibrate, shiver, quake, palpitate


(v.) to spring back, shrink; (n.) the act of springing back
Synonyms: (v.) flinch; (n.) kickback
Antonyms: (v.) advance, proceed, gain ground


(v.) to make up for, regain
Synonyms: recover, retrieve
Antonyms: lose, default, forfeit, kiss goodbye


(n.) an unpleasant smell; (v.) to give off unpleasent smells; to give a strong impression
Synonyms: (n.) stench; (v.) stink, smell
Antonyms: (n.) perfume, fragrance, bouquet


(agj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity
Synonyms: stern, merciless, persistant, unremitting
Antonyms: merciful, accommidating, indulgent


(n.) a small stream
Synonyms: brook, creek, rill


(v.) to spend foolishly, waste
Synonyms: misspens, dissipate
Antonyms: save, economize, hoard, squirrel away


(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style
Synonyms: abrupt, disjointed
Antonyms: continuous, flowing, unbroken


(n.) a law
Synonyms: rule, ordinance, enactment

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