Verb The wind abated after the storm: decrease, diminish, reduce, lessen, subside, decline, fade, fade away, recede, dwindle, moderate, mitigate, weaken, wane, ebb, curtail, slack, slacken, go down, lower, fall off, fall away, taper off, lighten, soften, quiet, quell, slow, slow down, slake off, temper, cool, blunt; ease, relieve, alleviate, assuage, pacify, soothe, allay, mollify, palliate, dull; dampen, restrain, restrict. —Antonyms increase, intensify, magnify, enhance, heighten, aggravate, amplify, grow; multiply, rise, come up, strengthen, sharpen, heat up; quicken, accelerate, hurry, speed, speed up; prolong, extend. 2.Aberrant Adjective 1 The planet's orbit was plainly aberrant: straying, stray, deviating, deviate, wandering, errant, erring, devious, erratic, rambling, diverging, divergent. 2 Aberrant behavior led to his confinement: abnormal, irregular, unusual, odd, eccentric, peculiar, exceptional, weird, queer, curious, singular, strange; unconforming, nonconforming, anomalous. —Antonyms 1 direct. 2 normal. 3. Abeyance Noun The building project will be held in abeyance until spring: postponement, suspension, intermission, remission, deferral, adjournment, discontinuance, inaction, dormancy, latency; pause, delay, cessation, quiescence, recess, hiatus, waiting period, in a holding pattern; in cold storage, on ice, on a back burner. —Antonyms Continuance, continuation, continuity, ceaselessness. 4. abstemious adjective His abstemious habits allowed him few pleasures: abstinent, ascetic, austere, temperate, continent, nonindulgent, teetotal, self-denying, sparing, self-disciplined, abstentious.

—Antonyms self-indulgent, abandoned, undisciplined, uncontrolled, hedonistic, profligate, licentious, unrestrained, immoderate.

5. admonish verb 1 The captain admonished the guards to be on the alert: warn, caution, put on guard, tip off; advise, counsel, enjoin. 2 The preacher admonished his congregation for failure to attend weekly services: reprove, censure, reprimand, rebuke, reproach, remonstrate, chide, chasten, scold, upbraid, criticize, take to task, call to account, rap on the knuckles. —Antonyms 2 praise, compliment, commend.

6. adulterate verb The ancient Greeks often adulterated their wine with water: contaminate, thin, water, water down; depreciate, Informal cut.

7. esthetic or aesthetic adjective The course in art history is designed to develop the student's esthetic judgment: appreciative of beauty, appealing to artistic taste, having artistic tastes, artistic; sensitive, discriminating, cultivated, refined, fastidious. —Antonyms unesthetic, unappreciative; insensitive, undiscriminating. 8. aggregate noun The final plan was an aggregate of all our ideas: composite, compound, union, combination, gathering, accumulation, collection, amassing, bringing together, summation, mixture, mix, blend,

mass, conglomeration, conglomerate.

9. Alacrity noun 1 She answered his call for assist-ance with alacrity: willingness, enthusiasm, eagerness, fervor, zeal, avidity; alertness, promptness, dispatch, readiness. 2 Despite his 80 years, he moved with alacrity: liveliness, briskness, sprightliness; agility, nimbleness. —Antonyms 1 unwillingness, indifference, unconcern, apathy, impassiveness, reluctance, disinclination; languor, lethargy, dullness. 2 slowness, sluggishness.

verb This medication will alleviate the soreness: relieve, ease, allay, assuage; lessen, reduce, abate, diminish, check, temper, lighten, soften, mitigate, mollify; blunt, dull, moderate, slake, slacken, subdue, quit, quench. —Antonyms make worse, aggravate, increase, intensify, heighten, enhance, magnify, multiply. 11. amalgamate verb Silver must be amalgamated with a harder material to make durable jewelry. The two shipping companies amalgamated into one: combine, blend, merge, fuse, mix, commingle; unite, unify, join together, consolidate, coalesce, incorporate, federate, integrate, synthesize. —Antonyms separate, part, divide, disunite.

12. ambiguous adjective

"Indian" is an ambiguous word because it can refer to an American Indian or a native of India: equivocal, vague, unclear, cryptic, enigmatic, puzzling, indefinite, uncertain, doubtful; misleading, having a double meaning.

—Antonyms explicit, definite, specific, direct, conclusive; clear, plain, frank, unmistakable, obvious, simple, lucid; unquestionable, honest.

13.ambivalent adjective I have ambivalent thoughts on where to spend my vacation: contradictory, conflicting, opposing, clashing, warring; confused, undecided, unfocused, mixed, wavering, fluctuating, vacillating, Informal wishy-washy. —Antonyms definite, positive; unwavering.

14. ameliorate verb 1 The council met to consider ways of ameliorating the foreign situation: improve, better, help, heal, fix up, patch up, correct, rectify; amend, reform, revise, improve upon, make an improvement upon; advance, promote. 2 Doctors say the patient's condition has ameliorated: improve, get better, grow better, perk up, pick up, progress, come along, mend, show improvement. —Antonyms 1 ruin, botch, queer, screw up, wreck, destroy.

2 deteriorate, go downhill, decline, weaken, worsen. 15. Anachronism a•nach•ro•nism (* nak"r* niz'*m), n.
1. an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one. 2. a thing or person that belongs to another, esp. an earlier, time.

18. standard. typical. atypical. subjection. comparable. different. -IZE) + -ismos -ISM] a•nach'ro•nis"tic. a•nach"ro•nous. 2 normal. unexceptional. unlike. an•a•chron•i•cal•ly (an'* kron"ik le). like. correlative. akin. 19. incongruous.Anomalous Adjective 1 An Eskimo in native dress would cut an anomalous figure in Rio: odd. usual. abnormal. monstrous. typical. —Antonyms 1 common. familiar. a•nach'ro•nis"ti•cal•ly. organization. strange. disorder. corresponding. < L anachronismus < Gk anachronismós a wrong time reference = anachron(ízein) to make a wrong time reference (see ANA-. 2 Anarchists dream of an ideal state of anarchy in which people will be completely free: utopia. equivalent. regular. lawlessness. —Antonyms 1 order. CHRONO-. 2 Cats with six toes are anomalous but not uncommon: irregular. —Antonyms dissimilar. government. out of keeping. a•nach"ro•nous•ly. adv. 16.Anarchy Noun 1 Any form of government is better than anarchy: absence of government. chaos. normal. parallel. the millennium. natural. analogous adjective The heart is analogous to a pump: similar.[1640–50. adj. bizarre. discipline. customary. peculiar. divergent 17.Antipathy . authority. conventional. ordinary. control. regimentation.

annoy. excitement. affection. Informal cross 22. hostility. temper. accommodate. passion. lack of interest. lethargy. love. —Antonyms affinity. antagonism. passiveness. allay. dull. repugnance. antagonize. enthusiasm. abhorrence. bother. fervor. 2 That sandwich appeased my appetite: satisfy. interest. 21. inflame. provoke. aversion. rancor. emotionlessness. infuriate. impassivity. unconcern. dissatisfy. impassibility. zeal.2.Apprise . solace. compose. placate. responsiveness. disgust. —Antonyms 1. emotion. enmity. still. abate. ill will. coolness. make peaceful. arouse. lull. partiality. feeling. enrage. alleviate. 20. mollify. —Antonyms Concern. lassitude. attention. pacify. attachment.Noun I try to be broadminded but do feel antipathy toward people who are dirty and unkempt: dislike. quench. quiet. unresponsiveness. inattention. regard. 3 anger.Appease Verb 1 Nothing would appease the crying baby: calm.3 aggravate. perturb. action. vehemence. blunt. quiet. loathing. numbness. sympathy. slake. soothe. upset. lack of feeling. quell. propitiate. relieve. unfriendliness. fellow feeling. distaste. ease. repulsion. mitigate. attraction. assuage. 1 disturb. 3 Chamberlain should never have tried to appease Hitler: conciliate.Apathy Noun Public apathy can lead to bad government: indifference. animosity.

characteristic. relevant. unseemly. set apart. apt. good word. belonging. unfitting. approval. relinquish. make aware. germane. make acquainted. make cognizant of. allot. apportion. wrong. commendation. notify. 3 The county should appropriate land for a new highway: take possession of. advise. earmark. unbefitting. to the point. Verb 2 The city will appropriate money for two new schools: allocate.Arduous . cede. official sanction. keep quiet about. congruous. bestow. disapproval. incompatible. dissatisfaction. well-chosen. assign. 25. tell. apropos. 2 withhold. compliment. uncharacteristic. befitting.Verb Police should apprise an arrested person of his or her rights to remain silent and to be represented by a lawyer: inform. donate. dispose of. disclose.Appropriate Adjective 1 A long dress is appropriate for a formal wedding: suitable. laudation. 24. correct. acclaim. —Antonyms Keep secret. unsuitable. incongruous. congratulation. well-suited. take. out of place. expropriate. —Antonyms Censure. seemly. to the purpose. rejection. 23. ill-suited. applause. ratification. fitting. proper. inopportune. acceptance. pertinent. improper. veto. outré. —Antonyms 1 inappropriate. support. inconsonant. enlighten. 3 give. protest. incorrect. criticism. endorsement. opportune. unsuited.Approbation Noun The architect received approbation for his new office building design: praise. confiscate. irrelevant. condemnation.

deceitful. —Antonyms 1 hedonist. sensual. trying. naïve. suspicious. unadorned. abstainer. dishonest. . synthetic. pretended. affected. straightforward. without artistic talent. voluptuous. crude. wearisome. hard. vigorous. distrustful. lacking art. pampered. artful. eremite. designing. Adjective 2 Trappist monks lead an ascetic existence: austere. 2 Nothing can compare to the artless beauty of a waterfall: natural. primitive. honest. recluse. fatiguing. guileless. counterfeit.Adjective Crossing the continent in a covered wagon was an arduous undertaking: difficult. sybaritic. energetic. tough. fakir. untalented. trusting. rigorous. unaffected. —Antonyms Light. comfortable. hermit. sincere. simple. pure. nun. sybarite. sensuous. religious.Ascetic Noun 1 Most of the early saints were extreme ascetics: self-denier. flagellant. facile.Artless Adjective 1 Her love was as artless as a child's: frank. aesthetic. effortless. sophisticated. 26. 27. cenobite. self-denying. tiring. toilsome. 2 artificial. strenuous. burdensome. open. self-mortifying. easy. exhausting. celibate. bon vivant. innocent. phony. anchorite. 3 The painting was completely artless: inartistic. dervish. 3 artistic. undesigning. open-hearted. insincere. laborious. formidable. self-conscious. self-mortifier. true. humble. ingenuous. severe. Herculean. sensualist. solitary. onerous. simple. abandoned. unnatural. yogi. smooth. full of hardships. abstemious. faked. strict. sly. stern. dissolute. candid. unpretentious. unself-conscious. indulgent. troublesome. false. voluptuary. Spartan. monk. simple. crafty. heavy. plain. wily. 2 self-indulgent. —Antonyms 1 cunning. luxurious. unsophisticated.

valorous. expand. provoke. steadfast. inflame. soothe. industrious. spin out. still. 29. augment. hardworking. temper. strengthen. arouse. adventurous. lessen. irritate. Slang gutsy. idle. take the edge off. make thin. reduce. . diminish. make slender. dogged. relieve. quiet. 2 Aspirin only attenuated the pain: weaken. tone down. dilute. develop. fearless. stouthearted. pacify. aggravate. make fat. lax. adulterate. heighten. stalwart. enterprising. sed-ulous. courageous. increase. hit-or-miss. lionhearted. intrepid. excite. indefatigable. sharpen. casual. lighten. —Antonyms 1 broadens. 2 increase.Assuage Verb Liniment will assuage the pain. make thick. 31. tireless.Assiduous Adjective It takes assiduous work to learn Russian. impair. undetermined. earnest. soften.attenuate Verb 1 The silversmith attenuated the ingot into one long thread: draw out. calm. determined. lazy. 30. laborious. enervate. exacerbate. —Antonyms Intensify.28. unafraid. enlarge. lessen. water down. mollify. intensify. persistent. cavalier. inconstant. I admire an assiduous student: diligent. amplify. augment. plucky. decrease.Audacious Adjective 1 Napoleon was an audacious leader: bold. happygo-lucky. venturesome. constant. dauntless. appease. enfeeble. untiring. valiant. mitigate. but soaking in hot water does the injury more good: allay. ease. alleviate. persevering. daring. brave. tenacious. unflagging. make fine. —Antonyms indolent. haphazard. unremitting. kindle. make coarse.

genial. lighthearted. joyful. strait-laced. fainthearted. self-denying. Autonomous Adjective The school of adult education was an autonomous extension of the university: self-governing. formal. mannerly. cautious. evil. sinful. gentlemanly. injudicious. 33. unassuming. unenterprising. subject. sovereign. easy. lily-livered. kindly. guarded. heedless. gracious. chaste. polite. jovial. gay. 3 Her audacious behavior shocked us all: impudent. selfdetermined. risky. strict. prudent. deferential. rude. wild. dissolute. impure. lewd. cheeky. abandoned. wicked. high-spirited. severe. polished. cheerful. merry. playful. sophisticated. nonchalant. lascivious. rash. convivial. cosmopolitan. craven. lively. stark. refined. degenerate. obsequious.2 We admired the audacious feats of the trapeze artists: bold. dependent. cordial. loose. ascetic. vivacious. corrupt. bossy. ascetic. easy. kind. strict. forward. exuberant. cowardly.austere Adjective 1 In the old days. amiable. defiant. shameless. Informal kowtowing. pert. free. brazen. 2 The Puritans led austere lives: rigorous. frivolous. chickenhearted. foolhardy. desperate. Spartan. . outrageous. jolly. dissipated. depraved. impertinent. fresh. free-and-easy. discourteous. self-gratifying. reverential. 3 tactful. hotheaded. comfortable. circumspect. timid. imprudent. rigid. Slang yellow. pusillanimous. jaunty. reckless. wanton. daring. indulgent. ingratiating. debauched. —Antonyms Governed. 2 careful. assuming. —Antonyms 1 permissive. daredevil. breakneck. judicious. self-reliant. frightened. sweet. ladylike. self-willed. saucy. licentious. abstemious. —Antonyms 1 unadventurous. courteous. lenient. flexible. schoolmasters were thought of as austere men: stern. 2 luxurious. self-sufficient. lush. death-defying. lax. well-mannered. devil-may-care. insolent. unabashed. discreet. simple. disrespectful. immoral. forbidding. effervescent. presumptuous. 32. spare. independent.

controvert. unusual. dull. prosaic. cliché-ridden. favorable.Beneficial Adjective Exercise is beneficial to good health: helpful. propitious. mask. maintain. falsify. contributive. doing good or causing good to be done. shopworn. stock. affirm. uninteresting. attest to. doubt. good for. everyday. 37.Beneficent Adj. pronounce. 2 The author's smile belied his anger with the critic: misrepresent. stimulative. invalidate. 35. stereotyped. disclaim. charitable. asseverate. insist. ordinary. confirm. unexciting. vapid. guarantee. bromidic. useful. gripping. valuable. pedestrian. support. advantageous. gainsay. exciting. defy. jejune. healing. commonplace. —Antonyms 1 proves.Aver Verb The witness averred that he had seen the suspect at the scene of the crime: assert. provocative. distinctive. verify. disavow. swear. indicate. healthful. repudiate. —Antonyms Deny. hackneyed. avouch. repudiate. imaginative. corny. disclose. productive. unoriginal. 1.Belie Verb 1 The facts belie your story: disprove. insipid. negate. be uncertain. refute. reveal. represent. tired. unique. contradict. innovative. profess. certify. unimaginative. declare. conventional. fresh. betray. proclaim. extraordinary. interesting. state. avow.34. disguise. validate. emphasize. novel. camouflage. show to be false. 2 represent. stimulating. deny. threadbare. conceal. cloak. give the lie to. new. protest. 36. trite. platitudinous. . —Antonyms Original. verify. challenging. contend. gainsay. humdrum. profitable. corroborate.Banal Adjective There were no new ideas in his banal lecture: stale.

unfavorable.Burgeon Verb . gentlemanly. simple. sustain. buttress. 38. uncouth. refined. unpretentious. cradle. vulgar.—Antonyms Useless. natural. —Antonyms 1 weighs down. aid. harmful. assist. sustain. lady-like. polished. shore up. padded. maintain. gallant. Noun 3 Put the bolster on the couch: cushion. prop up. uphold. coarse. polite. shoulder. loutish. magniloquent. pillow. quiet. unrefined. tear down. lessen. 41. modest. cultivated. gauche. disadvantageous. peasantlike. pompous. tumid. detrimental. brace. reinforce. courtly. rude. wordy. inflated. 39. unpolished. rustic. deflated. turgid. cultured. —Antonyms Temperate. 2 More facts are needed to bolster your argument: support. —Antonyms Genteel. strengthen. sophisticated. verbose. unaffected. windy. 40. pernicious. unwholesome. add to. detractive.Bombastic Adjective No one believed his bombastic claims: grandiloquent. help.Bolster Verb 1 More timbers are needed to bolster the roof of the mine: support. reinforce. cosmopolitan. urbane. oafish. 2 diminish.Boorish Adjective She considers the peasants boorish: crude. weaken. hold up.

develop.Castigate Verb . irresolute. fructify. out of tune. spread. uneven. You'd better buttress your argument with more facts: prop. proliferate. serious. shine. steel. quirky. steadfast. augment. unmovable. bloom. unswerving. spring up. shilly-shallying. mar. indecisive. certain. responsible. unmusical. increase. bolster. shoot up. uncertain. mushroom. unstable. abutment. off-key. resolute. support. decisive. enlarge.Burnish Verb The silver bracelet was burnished to a bright finish: polish. Verb 2 Buttress that fence with some two-by-fours. irresponsible. flower. —Antonyms Abrade. wax. variable. stanchion. 45. flighty.Cacophonous Adjective The cacophonous sounds of the street came through the open window: dissonant. bear fruit. fanciful. scratch. and shoulder. impulsive. blow. inconsistent. firm. Spring has begun to burgeon in every valley and glade: thrive. grating. inflexible. unmelodious. —Antonyms Consistent.Housing developments are burgeoning on all sides. dis-cordant. wax. brace. flourish. inharmonious. buff. shore. unsteady. erratic. unchangeable. shore up. prop. eccentric. mercurial. vacillating. jarring. disharmonious. expand. stay. 44. raucous. skittish. harsh. smooth. stable.Capricious Adjective The capricious man bought and exchanged three shirts in a week: changeable. invariable. grow. determined. 46. effloresce. fixed. 43. blossom. arch. off-pitch. brace. strengthen. decided. unwavering. wavering. 42. open. faddish. boost.Buttress Noun 1 The north wall of the cathedral had a beautiful stone buttress: support. escalate. strident. nonmelodious. fitful. and rub up. undecided. even. steady. fickle. reinforce. prop up. screechy.

call on the carpet. biting. gulling. hoodwinking. agreeable. erosive. chide. acrimonious. berate.The principal castigated the students for their unruly behavior: chastise. chew out. discipline. hocus-pocus. a substance that causes or speeds a chemical reaction without itself being affected. curdle. double-dealing. reprove. trickery. gel. subterfuge. . upbraid. set. sweet. bawl out. bland. honor. deceit. criticize. chasten. roguery. bitter. loving. Catalyst cat•a•lyst (kat"l ist). acrid. kind. gnawing. laud. bland. complimentary. CATALY(SIS) + (-I)ST] 48. —Antonyms 1 soothing.Coagulate Verb Certain drugs cause blood to coagulate: clot. penalize. stinging. corroding. compliment. take to task. jellify. healing. 50. admonish. reward. corrosive. 2 flattering. sharp. mild. pleasing. 47. gentle. mild. pettifoggery. humbuggery. 2 His caustic remarks hurt our feelings: sarcastic. cozenage. harden. duping. and we complained to the travel agent: deception. villainy. 2. guile. sharp. scathing. haul over the coals. [1900–05. harsh. stinging.Caustic Adjective 1 Acid is caustic: burning. knavery. fraud. censure. rascality. n. 1. reprimand. correct. reproach. duplicity. scold. gracious. punish. Chicanery Noun There was some chicanery with our reservations. a person or thing that precipitates an event or change. rebuke. congeal. tart. jell. solidify. dress down. encourage. pleasant. thicken. —Antonyms Praise. 49. cutting. astringent. biting.

overview. compatible. 51. relative. . undeniable. well-grounded. abstract. improbable. weighty. congenial. fitting. goodnatured. cordial. abridgment. epitome. trenchant. effective. suitable. and soften. pleasant. dissolve. well-founded. even. 55. Commensurate also commensurable Adjective Her salary is commensurate with her ability and experience: in accord. compliant. unsound. esp. Compendium Noun It was fascinating to browse through the compendium of quotations: digest.Coda 1. easygoing. discordant. gracious. equal. relative. agreeable. appropriate. —Antonyms Inconsistent. balanced. comparable. 53. meritorious. convincing. précis. 2. 54. in agreement. dubious. A concluding passage of a musical composition. valid. amiable.Complaisant Adjective The host's complaisant manner made everyone feel welcome: obliging. incontrovertible. brief. incomparable. square. —Antonyms Unconvincing. sound. parallel. summary. forceful. affable. condensation. Anything that serves as a conclusion or summation. inappropriate. warm. dissimilar. A concluding section. one serving as a summation of preceding themes. consistent. pleasing. potent. corresponding. equivalent.Cogent Adjective He gave us several cogent reasons why the plan would inevitably fail: compelling. unsuitable. 3. unfitting. on a proper scale. implausible. as in a drama. incompatible. unequal. solicitous. persuasive. meet. 52. good-humored. friendly. proportionate. disproportionate.—Antonyms Liquefy. melt. powerful.

pardon. denounce. unfriendly. pacifying. strike with wonder. excuse. disregard. —Antonyms . acquiescence. startle. docility. wink at. indifferent.—Antonyms Unobliging. conforming. punish. puzzle. stubbornness. throw off the scent. assertiveness. absolve. yielding. complaisance. bewilder. passivity. 59. 57. confuse. rebelliousness. ignore. nonconformity. unfriendly. let pass. Yes-men are known for their compliance: conformity. dumfound. nonplus. mollifying. flabbergast. uncooperative. disconcert. obstinacy. unsettle. resistance. obedience. censure. astonish. hostile. contrary. reassuring. put up with. mystify. amaze. —Antonyms Condemn. pliancy. assent. disagreeable. forget. mix up. unsolicitous. individuality. ungracious. justify. baffle. accommodative. Condone Verb Parents must not condone their children's bad behavior: overlook. disapprove. nonresistance. unforgiving. giving in. disobedience. deference. astound. unpleasant. fluster. —Antonyms noncompliance. Confound Verb The patient's unusual symptoms confounded the doctor: perplex. rattle. cold. friendly.Conciliatory Adjective One conciliatory remark would make them friends again: peacemaking. 56. appeasing. meekness. castigate. —Antonyms Antagonistic.Compliance Noun Compliance with the traffic laws is necessary for safe driving. 58. reconciling. surprise. forgive. placatory. submission.

sorrowful. clear up. 62. Connoisseur Noun The old gentleman was a connoisseur of fine wines: expert.Enlighten. unapologetic. n. remorseful. dispute. rueful. conflict. —Antonyms proud. position. Contrite Adjective His contrite manner made us forgives him: conscience-stricken. solve. 2. authority. falling out. combat. 60. tending to argument or strife. pertaining to causes between contending parties involved in litigation. argument. clarify. involving. charge. cognoscente. humbled. controversy. unrepentant. strife. point. repentant.Contentious Contentious (k*n ten"sh*s). person of good taste. feud. epicure. apologetic. 1. Conundrum Noun . 61. causing. debate. 3. chastened. —Antonyms 1 peace. altercation. con•ten"tious•ly. agreement. quarrelsome: a contentious crew. or characterized by argument or controversy: contentious issues. explain. Contention Noun 1 Border raiding led to even more contention: struggle. rivalry. discord. claim. regretful. assertion. penitent. dissension. adv. wrangle. pleased. 63. uncontrite. mavin. con•ten"tious•ness. dispute. accord. judge. 2 It was his contention that she was lazy: allegation. contest. adj. gourmet. opposition. disagreement. 64.

part. scare. lowdown. arcanum. sinuousness. dauntless. affright. threaten. animate. —Antonyms Uncoiling. meet. focus. fearless. 68. dismay. brain-teaser. puzzler. paradox. problem. tortuousness. frighten. sinuosity. encourage. 65. disperse. labyrinth. —Antonyms Brave. 66. timid. cheer. twist. menace. poser. fearful. stumper. concentrate. browbeat. unnerve. abash. contortion. discourage. audacious. enigma. bold. Slang yellow. 69. Daunt Verb Crossing the country in wagons did not daunt the early pioneers: intimidate. rebus. approach. riddle. deject. subdue. mean-spirited. coil. lily-livered. Chinese puzzle. Louis. depress. alarm. twisting. base. courageous.No one in the room could find the answer to the conundrum: puzzle. heroic. A lens converges light rays: come together. daring. Decorum . frightened. chicken-hearted. Converge Verb The Mississippi and Missouri rivers converge at St. dishearten. valorous. stopper. pusillanimous. 67. winding. Craven Adjective Refusing to stand and fight was a craven thing to do: cowardly. scared. dastardly. valiant. cow. —Antonyms Diverge. enliven. low. Convolution Noun The children were fascinated by the convolutions of the snake: coiling. maze. bring together. dash. faze. undulation. mystery. timorous. scatter. separate. unwinding. —Antonyms Embolden.

de•lin"e•a•ble (-* b*l). call names. v. Deference Noun Out of deference to her age and position. honor. downgrade.Noun Jennifer always acts with decorum: propriety. slander. vilify. to trace the outline of.t. defiance. 73. adj. the committee followed her suggestions: consideration. drag through the mud. calumniate. smear. inappropriate behavior. stigmatize. taste. regard. obedience. politeness. respectability. dignity. reverence. capitulation. soil. Denigrate Verb He has a mentality that denigrates everything it doesn't understand: defame. . 2 His car was repossessed because of default of the monthly installment: nonpayment. malign. Slang give a black eye. tra-duce. besmirch. —Antonyms Disrespect. tact. represent pictorially. 2. stab in the back. contempt.delineate de•lin•e•ate (di lin"e at'). backbite. -at•ing. n. revile.. blacken. —Antonyms Impropriety. failure to pay. esteem. gentility. they will lose by default: failure to appear or act. to portray in words. 1. describe with precision. badmouth. good form. bad manners. respect. disparage. dump on. -at•ed. run down. tear down. sully. 70. default noun 1 If the team doesn't show up. asperse. de•lin"e•a'tor. disobedience. abuse. 71. 72.

obtained. dry up. dehydrate. Deride Verb They derided the new music: ridicule. Noun 2 offshoot. ptp. 76. byproduct. to preserve (food) by removing moisture. n. sneer at. not original. [1565–75. outgrowth. des"ic•ca'tor. secondhand. -cat•ing. authentic. to become thoroughly dried. < L desiccatus dried up. 77. to dry thoroughly. scorn. scoff. borrowed. n. of desiccare = de. adj. evolved. imitative. archetypal. v. —Antonyms 1 original. exalt. descendant. mock. boost. -cat•ed. der.+ siccare. v. v. unoriginal. rehashed. Desiccate des•ic•cate (des"i kat'). 2. 1. genuine. copied. acclaim.i.. des"ic•ca'tive. .—Antonyms Praise. spinoff. seminal. derivation. plagiarized. product.t. 3. inferred. 75. Derivative Adjective 1 The derivative essay received low marks: derived. commend. of siccus dry] des'ic•ca"tion.

Diatribe Noun In her diatribe she gave full vent to all her resentments against him: verbal or written castigation. curb. method. subdivision into halves or pairs. 1. of desilire to jump down] des"ul•to'ri•ly. 3. 80. division into two parts or kinds.diffidence . bitter harangue. 79. var.deterrent Noun Punishment is not necessarily a deterrent to crime: restraint. as in some stems. < Gk] 81. stream of abuse. [1600–10. vituperation. -mies. division into two exclusive. adj. pl. adv. violent denunciation. Dichotomy di•chot•o•my (di kot"* me). opposed. lacking in consistency. s.. der. 78. of desul-. -tor'e). disconnected: desultory conversation. tirade. Desultory des•ul•to•ry (des"*l tôr'e. 1. 2. n. or visible order. invective. 4. a mode of branching by constant forking. contumely. check. 2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject: a desultory remark. the phase of the moon or of an inferior planet when half of its disk is visible. [1575–85. or contradictory groups: a dichotomy between thought and action. des"ul•to'ri•ness. discouragement.78. purpose. accusatory language. < L desultorius pertaining to a desultor (a circus rider who jumps from one horse to another). n. hindrance.

straying. constraint. spread out. desultory. vaguely defined. unconcentrated. Disabuse . insecurity. 85. want of self-confidence. organized. unassertiveness.Digression Noun His long digression made him forget his main point: divergence. disjointed. roundabout. hesitancy. maundering. pithy. threnody. assertiveness. meandering. circumlocutory. burial hymn. digressive. introversion. 2 His talk was so diffuse I missed his point: wordy. wandering. 83. detour. long-winded. —Antonyms 1 concentrated. divagation. rambling. requiem. terse. self-confidence. diversion. departure. forwardness. obiter dictum. meekness. reluctance. lack of selfassurance. discursive. humbleness. diffuse light: scattered. lacking conciseness. extreme modesty. shyness. verbose. side remark. aggressiveness. audaciousness. bashfulness. dispersed. reserve. timidness. 84. extended widely. —Antonyms Boldness. 82. wandering. methodical. deviation. lament. sheepishness.Diffuse Adjective 1 The room was bathed in soft. death song. compact. 2 succinct. timorousness. confidence.dirge Noun He composed a dirge to honor the war dead: funeral song. mournful sound. not concentrated. mournful composition. retiring disposition. concise. death march.Noun His diffidence keeps him from making friends: timidity.

set straight. praise. demean. clear-sighted. acute.discordant dis•cord•ant (dis kôr"dnt). degrade. sharp. undermine. discriminating. disagreeing. intelligent. open the eyes of. stigmatize. sagacious. 2. sage. disprove. tarnish. clear the mind of. unperceptive. taint. discrepancy . disenchant. support. reject. sully. debase. harsh. vilify. wise. relieve of.Verb Someone ought to disabuse him of those star-struck notions: enlighten about. vitiate. disagreeable to the ear. penetrating. [1250–1300. being at variance. 88. free of a mistaken belief. 89. keen-sighted. dissonant. Discerning Adjective The mediator was discerning in his analysis of the problem: perceptive. smirch. deny. dishonor. 86. quick to discern. astute. drag through the mud. rid of deception. 87. sharp-sighted. dispute. incongruous. set right. challenge. accept. adv. —Antonyms Undiscerning. discredit verb 1 She discredited his good name with ugly gossip: defame. disallow. having keen insight. destroy confidence in. smear. 2 The insurance investigator discredited his false claim: prove false. perspicacious. disparage. indiscriminate. ME discordaunt < AF < L] dis•cord"ant•ly. free from error. shrewd. 2 credit. showing discernment. laud. undermine belief in. disgrace. prove. shake one's faith in. piercing. slur. disillusion. verify. adj. Antonyms 1 credit. abuse. sensitive. question. 1. impair the reputation of. judicious.

apart. dispassionate. united. artful. unbiased. designing.Discrete Adjective The Liberal Arts College has been reorganized into six discrete departments: separate. unattached.Disjointed Adjective 1 The structure of the house seemed somehow disjointed: disconnected. free from bias. sly. cunning. feigned.noun There is a great discrepancy between his version of the accident and yours: difference.disingenuous Adjective Their disingenuous protests irritated us: dishonest. disjunctive. discontinuous. —Antonyms Ingenuous. guileful. . 93. helter-skelter. prejudiced. detached. unattached. 92. outside. disparity. having the joints separated. —Antonyms correspondence. various. wily. selfish. 90. free from self-interest. unprejudiced. combined. variance. lack of correspondence. disarticulated. divided. neutral. Disinterested Adjective We need a disinterested party to settle the argument: impartial. duplicitous. incongruity. false. disconnected. divergence. —Antonyms Merged. split. insincere. tricky. two-faced. uninvolved. inconsistency. impersonal. gap. disagreement. accord. connected. unconnected. different. shifty. linked. several. dissimilarity. having an axe to grind. discordance. unassociated. interdependent. —Antonyms Partial. biased. 91. independent. detached. distinct.

2 sensible. discredit. give the heave-ho. incoherent.2 The movie was too disjointed to make sense: rambling. at variance. laud. cashier. send packing. reject. disharmonious. let go. demean. heterogeneous. dissolve. appreciate. disband. mock. bounce. coherent. denigrate. . sack. logical. release. set aside. permit to go. 2 She was dismissed for loafing on the job: fire. discrepant. slight. admit. disconnected. excuse. spasmodic. disparate adjective Their views are unusually disparate for brothers: dissimilar. oust. 2 hire. different. discontinuous. disregard. contrasting. undervalue. Disparage Verb Don't disparage his attempts to better himself: belittle. employ. repudiate. run down. compliment. commend. jumbled. 3 welcome. 3 I trust her and dismiss any suggestion of dishonesty: put out of mind. detract from. tangled. underrate. confused. chaotic. detain. Dismiss the meeting: allow to leave. at odds. disorganized. disperse. depreciate. unlike. give one his walking papers. 94. mixed-up. put down. lay aside. attached. send forth. accept. praise. extol. liberate. put out of a job. disclaim. accept. —Antonyms Applaud. discordant. illogical. connected. irrational. remove from service. 95. Slang pink-slip. recall. —Antonyms 1 jointed. let go. discard. acclaim. free. derogate. can. 96. eliminate. discharge from office. —Antonyms 1 hold. adjourn. ridicule. dismiss verb 1 The workers were dismissed for lunch. terminate.

circumspect. conceal. evidence. spread. diffuse. 100. discord. corrupt. feign. hostility. schism. divorce. dissemble verb He tried to dissemble his disappointment with a joke: hide. conflict. harshness. upright. disunion. reveal. manifest. incongruity. immoral. 2 Dissonance in the merged companies broke out almost at once: disharmony. like.Dissolute Adjective He was a dissolute young man who thought only of his own pleasure: dissipated. abandoned. 101. prudent. disseminate verb Plato's philosophy has been disseminated throughout the world: scatter. debauched. inconsistency. variance. disguise. rift. circulate. division. rupture. mask. homogeneous. 98. unrestrained. discordance. breach. temperate. disperse. 97. parallel. broadcast. dissimulate. —Antonyms show. —Antonyms moral. sober. break. disparity.Dissonance Noun 1 The experimental music seemed nothing but dissonance to us: discord. dissidence. accord-ant. disagreement.—Antonyms similar. distend verb . noise. camouflage. cacophony. loose. jarring. dissension. jangle. 99. antagonism.

strip. 102. record. get out of. —Antonyms 1 clothe. conflict. puff out. 103. inflate. billow. bloat. peel off. expand. split off. draw out. condense. legal form. agree. bulge. 104. free. draw forth. 2 Whiskey is distilled from a fermented mash of grain. distill verb 1 The liquid distills when heated: evaporate. —Antonyms 1 converges. divest verb 1 He divested himself of his clothing: strip or remove (clothing). 2 During the Depression. vaporize. document noun 1 There are many documents containing the king's signature: official paper. deflect. disagree. verb . deviate. concur. disrobe. instrument. be at odds.The children's stomachs were distended by malnutrition: swell. Impurities are removed by distilling water: separate by evaporation. 2 Her politics and mine diverge greatly: differ. produce by vaporization and condensation. dispossess. rid. diverge verb 1 The path diverges right after the pond: separate. the family was divested of its home: deprive. purify by distillation. dress. take off. cover. extract. swerve. 103. swell out.

certify. hoodwink. buoyancy. patsy. domineering. biased. somnolent. dupe noun 1 He was the dupe of the racketeers and may go to prison: pawn. dogmatic adjective 1 She's so dogmatic you can't tell her anything: opinionated. stubborn.2 The lawyer gathered evidence to document the charges: support. moving. back up. mislead. fall guy. complaisant. elation. give weight to. vivaciousness. sleeping. dormant adjective The geyser has been dormant for five years: inactive. docile. awake. 105. effervescence. humbug. exuberance. vacillating. operative. 106. 2 The Nicene Creed is one of the most important dogmatic statements of the Christian faith: doctrinal. 108. cat's paw. excitement. verb 2 The agency duped her into signing up for $200 worth of lessons: trick. animation. vivacity. bamboozle. ebullience noun Her ebullience could not be denied: enthusiasm. obstinate. verify. uncertain. exhilaration. hibernating. expressing dogma. 107. dictatorial. —Antonyms active. arbitrary. liveliness. fool. idle. Slang sucker. —Antonyms . imperious. deceive. prejudiced. high spirits. quiescent. —Antonyms 1 diffident. effusiveness. substantiate. vitality.

educe. brass. nerve. efficacious adjective None of the prescriptions were efficacious: effective. brashness. bashfulness. exact. sad poem. arrogance. Elegy Noun The poet laureate composed an elegy upon the death of the king: poem of lamentation. diffidence. bring to light. —Antonyms Paean. cheek. effrontery noun What effrontery to barge in uninvited!: shamelessness. impertinence. requiem. melancholy poem. catholic. presumption. general. —Antonyms modesty. song of lamentation. 113.apathy. varied. multifarious. shyness. effectual. successful. —Antonyms ineffective. hallelujah. efficient. evoke. anthem. lament for the dead. draw forth. 109. funeral song. impudence. extort. cause. elicit verb The mayor's remark elicited a flood of letters: bring forth. Yiddish chutzpah. wide-ranging. timidity. 110. temerity. jubilee. respect. extract. 112. heterogeneous. diverse. brazenness. lifelessness. audacity. melancholy piece of music. eclectic adjective The disc jockey played an eclectic selection of music: mixed. draw out. insolence. fetch. call forth. gall. —Antonyms . wrest. assorted. 111. reserve. capable. derive. serviceable.

discourage. beautify. decorate. (ecology) native to or confined to a certain region 3. exaggerate. experiential. copy. 2. but he had a good empirical knowledge of it: practical. try to equal. emulate verb Politicians would do well to emulate Abraham Lincoln: take as a model. —Antonyms theoretical. follow. Slang gussy up. mimic. empirical adjective The old sailor had never studied navigation. elaborate. ornament. follow the example of. 116. dress up. gild. Originating where it is found ---Synonyms . fancy up. ape. pattern oneself after. (of disease or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality. 114. pragmatic. adorn. secondhand. garnish. 115.repress. strip bare. rival. color. embroider. 117. Embellish Verb He embellished his signature with a series of curlicues: enhance. experimental. A disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location Adjective 1. firsthand. imitate. —Antonyms Simplify. set off.endemic Noun 1.

temporal. make more appealing. wash out. everlasting. cause. invigorate. fatigue. fag. occasion. 122. decrease. weaken. Slang bush. lift. equanimity . precipitate. bring about. generate. reduce. autochthonic. devitalize. make more attractive. evanescent. engender verb Respect can engender love: give rise to. transitory. boost. minimize. augment. —Antonyms permanent. fly-by-night. 120. —Antonyms kill. detract from. redouble. de-bilitate. enhance verb The splendid dress enhanced her beauty: intensify.autochthonal. 118. beget. fugitive. disable. strengthen. indigenous. raise. flitting. end. momentary. unenduring. 121. stimulate. —Antonyms energize. complement. autochthonous. enduring. embellish. temporary. produce. sap one's energy. ephemeral adjective There is no point in lamenting the ephemeral joys of youth: brief. prostrate. inconstant. —Antonyms diminish. depreciate. tucker. breed. 119. passing. heighten. perpetual. lessen. abiding. elevate. tire. weary. lasting. enervate verb The long march in the sun enervated the soldiers: exhaust. nondurable. enfeeble. fleeting. quicken. crush. fugacious. add to. impermanent. deplete. magnify. transient. vitalize. short-lived.

illiterate. beat around the bush. abstruse. inscrutable. 126. aplomb. arcane. perturbation. 124. stall. enigmatic. 125. well-informed. agitation. —Antonyms 1 obvious. avoid the issue. coolness. —Antonyms uninformed. hedge. mysterious. prevaricate. eulogy . imperturbability. rash. clear. mystical. scholarly. erudite adjective The professor was an erudite man. simple. plain. confidential. pussyfoot. —Antonyms panic. open. esoteric adjective 1 Some fields of science seem hopelessly esoteric to the layman: incomprehensible. cryptic. 123. wise. composure. cloaked. private. covert.noun We must keep our equanimity during times of crisis: calmness. concealed. well-read. unthinking. disquiet. inviolable. be ambiguous. 2 The tribe has an esoteric ritual that no outsider may witness: secret. dodge. veiled. self-control. intelligent. exoteric. straddle the fence. sapient. thoughtful. shallow. well-reasoned. hysteria. cultured. poise. hidden. unscholarly. discomposure. recondite. self-possession. tranquillity. Informal cool. occult. equivocate verb Please stop equivocating and give me a straight answer: evade. cultivated. sangfroid. undisclosed. The TV newscaster was known for his erudite comments: learned. steadiness. presence of mind. mince words. obscure. ill-advised. fudge. literate. well-versed. uneducated. well-educated. 2 public.

laudation. 128. tribute. assuage. —Antonyms condemnation. predicament. exonerate. 2 We have to cope with the exigencies of daily living: requirements.exculpate Verb Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges: acquit.Noun Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is a great eulogy: oration of praise. assoil. Exacerbate Verb Offering your opinion will only exacerbate the situation: aggravate. quandary. demands. exaggerate. needs. euphemism noun "Maiden lady" is a euphemism for "old maid": mild expression. calumny. fix.. homage. pinch. urgencies. extrapolate ex•trap•o•late (ik strap"* lat'). prudishness. magnify. scrape. -lat•ing. crisis. restrained expression. necessities. overdelicacy. 127. inflame. clear. constraints. rub salt into the wound. vilification. encomium. -lat•ed. 131. acclamation. alleviate. deepen. . soothe. hardship. v. fan the flames. sharpen. difficulty. heighten. add fuel to the flames. overrefinement. praise of the dead. circumstance. worsen. aspersion. delicate term. discharge. plaudit. Slang pickle. prudish phrase. defamation. libel. contingency. —Antonyms relieve. jam. citation. criticism. paean. 130. extremity. intensify. inoffensive expression. slander. pour oil on the fire. panegyric. mollify.Exigency Noun 1 A ship's captain must be able to cope with any exigency: emergency. refined term. hosanna. high praise. add insult to injury. plight. comfort. 129. strait.

help to advance. jocular. witty. forward. further. —Antonyms hinder. lugubrious. encumber. facilitate verb An addressing machine facilitates the handling of bulk mail: expedite. playful. jesting. jovial. smooth. 132. 2. staid. [1825–35. to infer (an unknown) from something that is known. to estimate (a function that is known over a range of values of its independent variable) to values outside the known range. complicate.+ (INTER)POLATE] ex•trap'o•la"tion. foster. to perform extrapolation. adj. 4. n. sober. amusing. conjecture. Math. clever. aid. lighten. slow down. promote. EXTRA. serious. accelerate. joking. simplify. make less difficult. 133. facetious adjective He kept us laughing with his facetious remarks: humorous. n. 3. droll. 1. dull. v. assist the progress of.t. sad. jocose. comic. to estimate (the value of a statistical variable) outside the tabulated or observed range.v.i. wisecracking. make easier. comical. funny. hamper. . speed up. grave. ex•trap"o•la'tive. —Antonyms solemn. advance. lessen the labor of. help in. ease. sedate. ex•trap"o•la'tor.

effective. well-chosen. ingratiating. clever. enthusiasm. propitious. germane. idiotic. fitting. invalid. imbecile. 135. wise. purposefulness. subservient. verve. simple. animation. ridiculous. eagerness. sophistic. . false. crawling. inappropriate. inane. puerile. vehemence. fraudulent. vacuous. witless. mistaken. asinine. fire. 138. flattering. Felicitous Adjective 1 Champagne is for weddings and other felicitous occasions: happy. erroneous. bright. brainless. seriousness. cringing. inspired. moronic. bootlicking. servile. Fatuous Adjective She's so fatuous she thinks all the fellows are flirting with her: foolish. earnestness. witty 136. suitable. Fawning Adjective In the movie he played a fawning courtier: sycophantic. misleading. stupid. submissive. joyful. happy. 2 infelicitous. sapient. scraping. off. wrong. besotted. well-said. untrue. pleasing. smart. solemn. obtuse. —Antonyms sensible. gusto.134. zest. unfounded.fervor Noun The pilgrims arrived at the shrine and offered their prayers with fervor: ardor. intelligent. vacant in mind. joyous. awkward. piety. appropriate. compliant. sage. 137. 2 The young man searched hard for a felicitous last line to his poem: apt. ungrounded. zeal. kowtowing. devoutness. spurious. unfortunate. warmth. intensity. judicious. —Antonyms 1 infelicitous. deferential. deceptive. passion. illusory. clumsy. Fallacious Adjective The rumors were patently fallacious: incorrect. prudent. vapid. fictitious. well-put. senseless. silly. unsound. fortunate. pertinent. relevant. heartiness. deluding. cowering. obsequious.

blow the coals. tire. grow weary. rag. fan the fire. regard. urge. wilt. taunt. Fledgling Noun As a pilot. pennant. stars and bars. excite. standard. emblem. apathy. scoff at.S. insult. Flout Verb She flouted convention by wearing black at her wedding: scorn. 139. laugh at. brace up. esteem. succumb. dodder. faint. streamer. treat with disdain. exacerbate. sag. detachment. novice.) stars and stripes. recover. foster. tenderfoot. agitate. arouse. inflame. ensign. spurn. beginner. pall. instigate. languish. defy. stimulate. grow weak. fail. rouse. respect. galvanize. 140. goad. —Antonyms 3 freshen. ennui. grow spiritless. promote. wave. 3 My energy flagged after climbing all those steps: decline. Old Glory. sink. ebb. flag noun 1 The country's flag was displayed in every window: banner. 141. —Antonyms Revere. give way. (in the U. poke fun at. irritate. quicken. foster. sneer at. fade. kindle. totter. show contempt for. dispassion. slump. mock. fan into flame. colors. (in Great Britain) Union Jack. fall off in vigor. gibe at. apprentice. freshman. verb 2 The highway patrol flagged us away from the accident: signal. warn. 142. jeer at. aggravate. provoke. . tyro. subside. chaff. twit. incite. wane.—Antonyms boredom. Informal greenhorn. he's still a fledgling: inexperienced person. abate.foment verb He did his best to foment a quarrel between the brothers: stir up. spur.

—Antonyms Quell, suppress, repress, quench; check, curb, restrain; allay, discourage, destroy, extinguish, extirpate. 143. forestall verb Labor and management have agreed on a temporary settlement, thereby fore-stalling a strike: prevent, thwart, ward off, avert, deter, avoid, head off, circumvent; counteract, block, preclude, obviate; anticipate, guard against; Informal steal a march on, beat to the punch. 144. frugality noun In middle age he was known for extreme frugality: carefulness, economizing, conservation, moderation, economy, prudence, scrimping, saving, thrift, stinginess, miserliness, avariciousness, parsimony 145. futile adjective His efforts to save the business were futile: useless, fruitless, vain, profitless, idle, worthless, valueless, bootless, unprofitable; ineffective, ineffectual, unsuccessful, unavailing, abortive, nugatory; trifling, trivial, insignificant, empty, petty, frivolous, unimportant. —Antonyms effective, fruitful, successful; profitable, useful, worthy; important, significant.

146. gainsay gain•say (gan"sa', gan sa"), v.t., -said, -say•ing.
1. to deny; dispute; contradict. 2. to speak or act against; oppose. [1250–1300; ME gainsaien; see AGAIN, SAY] gain"say'er, n. 147. garrulous adjective She's so garrulous you can't get a word in edgewise: talkative, effusive, loquacious; wordy, windy, verbose, long-winded; gabby, voluble, chattery, chatty, prattling, prating, babbling; gossipy.

—Antonyms reticent, taciturn, quiet, reserved, closemouthed; terse, concise. 148. goad noun 1 The drovers used goads to keep the herd moving: prod, cattle prod, prick, pointed stick. 2 Fear of failure can be a goad to hard work: incentive, stimulus, stimulant, motive, motivation, driving motive, pressure, spur; inducement, encouragement, instigation, whet, fillip. verb 3 His wife goaded him to ask for a raise: prod, urge, exhort, constrain, incite, spur, push, pressure, drive, stir up, arouse, Slang egg on; stimulate, impel, propel, move, press, set on. —Antonyms 2 detriment, curb. 3 deter, keep back, hold back.



gouge (gouj), n., v., gouged, goug•ing. n. 1. a chisel having a partly cylindrical blade with the bevel on either the concave or the convex side. 2. an act of gouging. 3. a hole made by gouging. 4. an act of extortion; swindle. 5. a. a layer of decomposed rocks or minerals found along the walls of a vein. b. fragments of rock that have accumulated between or along the walls of a fault. v.t. 6. to scoop out or turn with or as if with a gouge. 7. to dig or force out with or as if with a gouge (often fol. by out ). 8. to make a gouge in: to gouge one's leg.

9. to extort from or overcharge. v.i. 10. to engage in extortion or swindling. [1300–50; < MF < LL gu(l)bia, perh. < Celtic; cf. OIr gulba sting, Welsh gylf beak, Cornish gilb borer] goug"er, n.

150. Grandiloquent Adjective The grandiloquent speech went on for over an hour: high-flown, high-sounding, flowery, florid, grandiose, pompous, pretentious, bombastic, inflated, turgid, swollen, stilted; magniloquent, lofty, rhetorical; Slang highfalutin. —Antonyms Simple, direct, unaffected, plain-spoken, matter-of-fact, low-keyed; base, lowly. 151. gregarious adjective A gregarious person loves parties: sociable, social, genial, outgoing, convivial, extroverted, companionable, affable, friendly; vivacious, lively, talkative. —Antonyms unsociable, solitary, reclusive, introverted, retiring, shy.

152. guileless adjective The child gave a guileless answer to the question: straightforward, candid, frank, open, natural, honest, sincere, truthful, aboveboard; artless, undesigning; ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated, innocent, simple, unaffected, unselfconscious; harmless, innocuous, unoffending. —Antonyms sly, cunning, deceitful, crafty, tricky, deceptive, artful; treacherous, fraudulent

153. Gullible Adjective The youth was so gullible he bought the Brooklyn Bridge from a con man!: easily fooled, easily deceived, easily cheated, easily duped; overtrusting, unsuspicious, credulous, trusting, trustful; naive, innocent, unsophisticated, inexperienced, green, simple. —Antonyms Cynical, suspicious, untrusting, hard to convince; sophisticated, worldly.



ha•rangue (h* rang"), n., v., -rangued, -rangu•ing. n. 1. a scolding or a verbal attack; diatribe. 2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering. 3. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing discourse. v.t. 4. to address in a harangue. v.i. 5. to deliver a harangue. [1530–40; < MF < It ar(r)inga speech, oration, n. der. of ar(r)ingare to speak in public, v. der. of aringo public square < Go *hriggs RING1] syn See SPEECH.

155. homogeneous

iconoclast noun He's an iconoclast who will have nothing to do with organized religion: dissenter. figurative statement. upstart. diverse. 158. mixed. veneration. nonconformist.adjective It was a homogeneous crowd of teenage girls. unvarying. infatuation. figure of speech. senseless attachment. divergent. mania. all wearing jeans and sweaters: of the same kind. pure. reverence of idols. various. similar. of a piece. stretch of the imagination. —Antonyms heterogeneous. 157. exaggeration. revolutionary. assenter. —Antonyms conformist. consistent. divers. devotion. unadulterated. adoration. varying. passion. idolatry noun 1 Idolatry was commonplace in many early pagan religions: worship of an object. worship. obsession. unmixed. idolization. variegated. singleminded attention. hyperbole noun "She's as big as a house" is an example of hyperbole: overstatement. constant. all alike. radical. metaphor. varied. rebel. different. magnification. 156. akin. image-worship. enlargement. preoccupation. excessive fondness. uniform. extravagant statement.immutable . 159. 2 Only a millionaire could satisfy that woman's idolatry of jewels: inordinate love. —Antonyms Understatement. kindred. madness. identical.

passionate. hamper. alterable. . deter. enhance. slow down. reduce. untouched. unimpressible. advance. fixed. subvert. unstable. stable. debilitate. stall. firm. permanent. unmoved. apathetic. . perturbed. indifferent. unchangeable. dispassionate. hurt. interrupt. weaken. disrupt. increase. retard. obstruct. promote. constant. stymie. variable. changeless. —Antonyms responsive. check. damage. enervate. calm. unmodifiable. halter. impair verb The water shortage impaired the city's fire-fighting capacity: hinder. flexible. incontrovertible. solid. harm. aloof. amend. impervious. stoical. unvarying. —Antonyms assist. enduring. further. decrease. unimpressionable. hold back. facilitate. worsen. —Antonyms improve. unperturbed. arrest. help. inscrutable. lasting. inflexible. phlegmatic. injure. detract from. 161. unemotional. reserved. better. imperturbable. frustrate. repair.Adjective Platinum is one of the most immutable of metals: unchanging. impassive adjective The moderator maintained an impassive manner throughout the furious debate: emotionless. sedate. impede verb A lumber shortage impeded construction on the house: delay. lessen. cripple. unaltered. block. thwart. mar. vitiate. intransmutable. —Antonyms Changeable. sidetrack. unalterable. enfeeble. excited. insensible. 162. emotional. stolid. hinder. inhibit. undercut.160. forward. cool. ameliorate. aid. stony. interfere with.

dispassionate. unsusceptible. prone. allowing no passage to. 164. unflustered. cool. undisturbed. rocks. closed. exposed. 2. unaffected by. unruffled. unanxious. vulnerable. 165. liable. sealed or closed against. sedate. not permeable.163. imperturbable adjective The usually imperturbable man showed signs of fear: unexcitable. [1690–1700. impermeable. impervious adjective 1 The firemen wore masks that were impervious to the acrid smoke: impenetrable. protected against. susceptible. impassive. collected. impervious. etc. < LL] im•per'me•a•bil"i•ty. impermeable im•per•me•a•ble (im pûr"me * b*l). unmarked by. impassable. sensitive. unapproachable. serene. n. 3 The stubborn man seemed impervious to reason: unmoved by. im•per"me•a•bly. Slang unflappable. adv.) not permitting the passage of a fluid. (of porous substances. calm. 1. im•per"me•a•ble•ness. adj. levelheaded. invulnerable. choleric. —Antonyms perturbable. untouched by. invulnerable. unfazable. inaccessible. composed. 2 open. —Antonyms 1 susceptible. touchy. untouched by. . 2 The beautiful actress seemed impervious to the usual ravages of age: immune to.

indulgent. unreserved. relenting. lenient. to burst inward (opposed to explode). suggested. unamenable. relentless. premeditated. fortuitous. considered. -plod•ing. tolerant. involuntary. steadfast. studied. not on purpose. unshakable. inferred. -plod•ed. yielding. 168. conscious. v. inexorable. understood. absolute. 167. profound.. intractable. implacable adjective It was impossible to negotiate with such an implacable enemy: irreconcilable. 2 The crew had implicit faith in the captain's judgment: innate. aware .166. —Antonyms deliberate. unpremeditated. tacitly expressed. inherent. 2.t. —Antonyms reconcilable. unquestioning. inflexible. unmeant. intentional. deducible. unrelenting. uncompromising. appeasable. implicit adjective 1 Victory was implicit in the early election returns: implied. accidental. unappeasable. forbearing. 1. certain. v. [1880–85. unshakable. IM-1 + (EX)PLODE] 169. complete. total. hinted. resolute. flexible. v. unthinking. to pronounce (a consonant) with implosion. staunch. implode im•plode (im plod"). unpacifiable. inadvertent adjective The newspaper apologized for the inadvertent omission: unintentional. unintended.i.

171. incipient. consistent. suitable. uncohesive. completed. insignificant. amalgamate. introduce into. picayune. unformed. commencing. harmonious. discrepant. 2 The witness's incongruous testimony damaged his credibility: conflicting. unorganized. contrary. embryonic. —Antonyms 1 congruous. accordant. formless. —Antonyms formed. shapeless. unsuitable. of no consequence. fitting. inchoate design and then worked out the details: beginning. Slang far-out. 173. meaningless. meaningful. amorphous. unshaped. piddling. valueless. disjointed. out of keeping.170. nascent.incongruous adjective 1 Bathing suits look incongruous on a ski slope: inappropriate. fuse. slight. negligible. 172. assimilate. inchoate adjective The architect began with a vague. incorporate verb The committee incorporated the investigator's findings in its report: include. finished. embody. disagreeing. inconsequential adjective The matter is too inconsequential to worry about: trivial. significant. odd. incompatible. momentous. trifling. contradictory. shaped. —Antonyms consequential. petty. consonant. important. not harmonious. consolidate. outlandish. becoming. irreconcilable. unimportant. at variance. out of place. inconsistent. agreeing. of no moment. appropriate. work in. disconnected. budding. . nugatory. crucial.

dilatory. habitually idle. obscure. unstipulated. shiftless. pinched. slothful. 177. energetic. . without resources. moneyless. solvent. indolent adjective The indolent boy was fired: lazy. torpid. penniless. comfortable. slack. assiduous. in need. inert adjective The man was so inert he seemed dead: motionless. ambiguous. lethargic. languid. moneyed. active. 175. lively. 176. precise. alert. sluggish. indigent adjective Many indigent people receive government aid: needy. energetic. active. in want. strenuous. vague. problematic. defined. uncertain. Informal unable to keep the wolf from the door. immobile. still. leaden. indeterminate adjective The acting superintendent will serve for an indeterminate time: unspecified. definite. unfixed in extent or amount. dull. certain. without food and clothing. static. kinetic. do-nothing. poverty-stricken. perplexing. numb. vigorous. passive. impassive. inactive. easygoing. lacking the necessities of life. sedulous. —Antonyms wealthy. affluent. phlegmatic. stationary. lackadaisical. poor. brisk. destitute. busy. determined. fixed. indefinite. lumpish. unresolved. vigorous. conscientious. —Antonyms specified. quiescent. dawdling. badly off. supine. diligent. sluggish. animated. undetermined. impoverished. unclear. rich. inactive. —Antonyms industrious. inert.174. undefined. not clear. slack. listless. —Antonyms dynamic. listless. hard-up. flush. inanimate. clear.

—Antonyms 1 hurtful. direct. extrinsic. intrinsic. injurious. inoffensive. dull. 179. inalienable. . compelling. deep-rooted. inveterate. inborn. banal. barren. not injurious. not damaging. unaffected. devious. straightforward. mild. tricky. malicious. commonplace. offensive. superficial. supplemental. painless. straight-shooting. constitutional. 2 powerful. insidious. guileless. frank. honest. artless. obnoxious. trusting. simplehearted. open. jaded. damaging. native. pointless. 180. 2 The play was innocuous and quickly forgotten: meaningless. innocent. 2 His insensibility to criticism was legendary: indifference. —Antonyms foreign. —Antonyms consciousness. ingenuous adjective She was so charming and ingenuous most people adored her at once: natural. vapid. innate. inbred. genuine. insusceptibility. unsophisticated. hereditary. inseparable. trenchant. sensibility. impressive. insensibility noun 1 The patient lapsed into insensibility: unconsciousness. empty. natural. —Antonyms worldly-wise. deleterious. innocuous adjective 1 The women exchanged innocuous gossip over lunch: harmless. adventitious. ingrained. inherent adjective Freedom of religion is an inherent part of the Bill of Rights: essential.178. subsidiary. harmful. concern. alien. wily. openhearted. apathy. insipid. trite. Slang up front. 181. disingenuous.

savory. intimate. 2 withdraw. dull. willful. gingery.insularity (state of being insulated) insulate verb Thick walls insulated the house: shield. allude remotely to. zestful. obstinate. alienate. uncontrollable. whisper. arid. asperse. banal. lifeless. 2 pungent. flavorful. fiery. gusty. hard to cope with. bland. palatable. worm one's way. let fall. trite. wearisome. pointless. —Antonyms 1 deny. protect. tasty. pungent. 2 The unsalted vegetables were insipid: flat. commonplace. ornery. vapid.182. monotonous. appetizing. wheedle. —Antonyms . insert. unruly. remove. refractory. intractable adjective The intractable child refused to obey: stubborn. jejune. provocative. contumacious. peppery. sequester. stale. piquant. prosaic. tasteless. 2 The social climber insinuated herself into the group: ingratiate. savorless. keep apart. boring. exciting. zestless. retreat. spicy. cocoon. stupid. engaging. wrap. line. gently incorporate. Slang blah. headstrong. insipid adjective 1 An insipid play like that won't last two weeks: uninteresting. froward. 184. insinuate verb 1 The article insinuated that the fighter was bribed: imply. fractious. barren. suggest. stimulating. unappetizing. introduce subtly. wishy-washy. hint slyly. colorful. unmanageable. characterless. 185. vapid. drab. inject. —Antonyms 1 interesting. incorrigible. namby-pamby. lean. perverse. empty. spunky. obdurate. unmalleable. isolate. cushion. piquant. 183. ungovernable. inane. separate. seclude. lively. mulish. spirited. inflexible. push artfully.

submissive. diatribe. custom. temper. get used to. load down. flood. train. desensitize. drench. overburden. desiccate. flexible. inundate verb 1 Floodwaters inundated the valley: engulf. drown. 2 The visiting astronaut was inundated with invitations: swamp. intransigent adjective The intransigent strikers refused to negotiate: uncompromising. commendation. —Antonyms praise. execration. overflow. harden. vilification. 189. make used to. reclaim. unbudgeable. acclimate. acquiescent. steadfast. intractable. censure. docile. insult. empty. —Antonyms compromising. rant. compliant. fill with water. discipline. strengthen. open-minded. contumely. season. unyielding. iron-willed. compliant 187. submerge. habituate. subdued. adapt. 186. acclimatize. venom. inflexible. obdurate. glut. irascible . saturate. billingsgate. naturalize. acquiescent. railing. invective noun Invective poured from the speaker's mouth: bitter language. verbal abuse. revilement. 188. diehard. inure verb Growing up in Alaska inured him to cold weather: accustom. obedient. sarcasm. honor. denunciation. vituperation. deluge. —Antonyms 1 drain dry.tractable. unmovable. stubborn. parch. yielding. overcome. amiable. overspread. familiarize. harsh words. 190. toughen. overwhelm. flood.

choleric. —Antonyms good-natured. pithy. irritable. wordy. condensed. —Antonyms resolute. —Antonyms voluble. mild. succinct. unsteady. laconic adjective Although his speeches were laconic. peevish. unsure. route. pointed. sparing of words. verbose. tranquil. account. bad-tempered. vacillating. touchy. diary. itinerary noun 1 Leave an itinerary so we can reach you: travel plan. garrulous. loquacious. undecided. hesitating. cross. waspish. terse. serene. curt. they were informative: short. changeable. cantankerous. timetable. wavering. brief. 191. unresolved. irresolute adjective His irresolute nature made him a poor executive: indecisive. testy. decided. blunt. uncertain. detailed plan for a trip. travel record. hot-tempered. ill-humored. weak. intractable. grouchy. 194. 2 Father kept a lively itinerary of the trip: log. decisive. certain. record of a journey. unsettled. course. concise. faltering.adjective The irascible old man is constantly picking fights: easily angered. easygoing. cranky. determined. summary. 193. list of places to be visited. splenetic. journal. amiable. doubtful. schedule. ornery. to the point. unwavering. placid. grumpy. circuit. compact. day book. concentrated. gentle. fickle. hesitant. 192. lassitude .

weakness. unexposed. criticize. energized. .noun His lassitude was caused by overwork: weariness. —Antonyms censure. sleepy. doldrums. —Antonyms activated. fatigue. bright. unaroused. 196.levee noun-A barrier constructed to contain the flow or water or to keep out the sea-dam. ennui. enervation. push. languidness. undeveloped. hidden. languid. unrealized. apathetic. evident. exhaustion. supineness. vim. spirited. faintness. drowsy. abeyant. tiredness. lethargic adjective The hot. malaise. debilitated. unspirited. 195. indifferent. intangible. —Antonyms energetic. applaud. sluggish. inconspic-uous. —Antonyms vigor. suspended. fatigue. celebrate. expressed. obvious. lackluster. conspicuous. unapparent. potential. sluggishness. lack of energy. passive. dullness.dyke. idle. pep. passive. droopiness. in abeyance. verve. drowsiness. extol. 197. comatose. inertia. somnolent. robustness. dispirited. alert. languor. torpidity. latent adjective Many of our deepest desires remain latent: dormant. listlessness. active. not manifest. stimulated. listless. indolent. concealed. spirit. developed. sleeping. prostration. indolence. manifest. lethargy. condemn. torpid. animated. enervated.dike. esteem. apparent. unexpressed. vigorous. lurking. soporific. freshness. Informal get-up-and-go. debility. indifference. realized. inactive. slothful. quiescent. apathy. feebleness. strength. responsive. vitality. energy. humid climate made everyone lethargic: lazy. honor. torpor. 198. covert. inert. laud verb They lauded the brave attempt: praise. dull. boredom.

talky. comprehensible. whimsy. —Antonyms gravity. chattering. fun. responsive. lightheartedness. easily understood. positive. garrulous. earnestness. crystal clear. rational. diary. fell trees. wordy. 202. illuminated. sparkling. trifling. 201. mirth. straightforward. verb 3 The college student spent his summers logging in the north woods: cut timber. Informal gabby. direct. 200. prattling. reserved. log noun 1 The cabin was built of logs: length of tree trunk. part of tree limb. bright. windy. work as a lumberjack. intelligible. reticent. dignity. chattery. long-winded. lustrous. hilarity. docket. scintillating. prolix. flippancy. jocularity. lightness. specific.199. luminous. voluble. lumber. account. perceptive. lucid adjective 1 A lucid sky portended a fine day: shining. articulate. uncommunicative. closemouthed. silliness. journal. record. triviality. 2 The witness gave a lucid account of what happened: clear. resplendent. well-organized. transparent. (loosely) daybook. radiant. solemnity. chatty. levity noun The situation is too grave for levity: frivolity. pellucid. 3 Although usually in a delirium. the patient has some lucid moments: clearheaded. timber. 2 The time of departure was entered in the ship's log: logbook. blabby. schedule. stump. joking. block. babbling. verbose. flightiness. loquacious adjective He's so loquacious I can't get a word in edgewise: talkative. clear thinking. to the point. brilliant. sobriety. taciturn. seriousness. lack of earnestness or seriousness. dazzling. apposite. clear. accurate. prating. certain. understandable. crystalline. foolishness. calendar. —Antonyms silent. pleasantry. precise. . normal.

shining. 2 unintelligible. 206. 3 confused. irradiated. shirk. hard. intractable. —Antonyms 1 rigid. largehearted. plastic. muddled. selfish.—Antonyms 1 dark. inelastic. moldable. irrational. 203. tractable. ductile. governable. recalcitrant. stiff. illuminated. 205. parsimonious. pliant. luminous adjective The watch has a luminous dial: reflecting light. altruistic. Slang goldbrick. easily wrought. goof off. opaque. 2 refractory. 2 Since young children are malleable. inflexible. obscure. small. darkling. magnanimous adjective Only a truly magnanimous man could forgive such an insult: forgiving. dodge. philanthropic. one must be careful what one says in front of them: impressionable. miserly. liberal. murky. compliant. ambiguous. bright. flexible. firm. malleable adjective 1 Tin is a malleable metal: workable. indistinct. tractable. brilliant. generous. mystifying. equivocal. evade. turgid. petty. ungovernable. vague. docile. unclear. radiant. lustrous. teachable. muddy. dusky. adaptable. easily influenced. loaf. procrastinate. vindictive. resentful. luminescent. free of vindictiveness. incomprehensible. flexible. princely. —Antonyms unforgiving. manageable. pliable. gloomy. unresponsive. beneficent. . duck one's duty. charitable. unselfish. unbending. glowing. shining in the dark. malinger verb In the army he would malinger by pretending to be ill: slack. garbled. unyielding. unperceptive. lie down on the job. 204. easily shaped. overcast.

independent thinker. 208. exact. motherless calf. 2 The young senator was regarded as a political maverick: noncomformist. untrue. mutation. precise. structural evolution. false. untruthful. series of changes. honest. one's own man. solicitous about details. deceitful. mendacious adjective The mendacious retailer misled us: lying. —Antonyms truthful. dissenter. transmutation. inexact. scrupulous. individualist. punctilious. particular. 209. negligent. metamorphosis noun 1 There are four stages in the metamorphosis of a mosquito: transformation. transmogrification. imprecise.207. —Antonyms careless. permutation. 211. yearling. finicky. perfectionist. sloppy. independent. unbranded cow. transformation. meticulous adjective Our meticulous housekeeper never forgets a thing: fastidious. modification. loner. painstaking. personality change. eccentric. maverick noun 1 The cowboys rounded up the mavericks for branding: unbranded calf. alteration. dissident. fussy. minutely careful. misanthropic . 2 This once-confident man underwent a complete metamorphosis after his business failure: change in appearance or behavior. exacting. 210. change of form. conversion. nice. startling change. transfiguration. finical. radical change.

amiable. blunt. discourteous. 214. surly. blunt. curb.adjective His unhappy childhood fostered his misanthropic personality: antisocial. mopish. ameliorate. distant. sour. sulky. weaken. diminish. reduce. unapproachable. crestfallen. moderate. lull. amiable. palliate. —Antonyms cheerful. soothe. increase. moody. loving. soften. lighten. mollify. testy. cold. heighten. charitable. dour. soothe. friendly. mollify verb Flowers would not mollify her anger: appease. conciliate. unpersonable. abate in intensity. 212. —Antonyms increase. inhospitable. assuage. surly. grumpy. sociable. genial. unfriendly. soften. relieve. stir. placate. still. decrease. palliate. distrustful. calm. ill-tempered. amicable. quiet. placate. moderate. extenuate. —Antonyms exasperate. augment. temper. irascible. pacify. unresponsive. sad. enhance. churlish. Informal blue. assuage. solemn. dull. morose adjective I feel very morose after reading that sad story: depressed. cranky. mournful. agitate. strengthen. quell. make less violent. despondent. abate. pleasant. unsociable. moderate in severity. ease. allay. 213. low. mitigate. unneighborly. alleviate. good-natured. waspish. unaccommodating. philanthropic. tone down. gloomy. —Antonyms personable. reduce. sullen. mundane . exacerbate. saturnine. cynical. cross. glum. check. lessen. ease. downcast. mitigate verb There's no way to mitigate the effect of that unfavorable report: lessen. melancholy. temper. 215. lighten. happy. allay. humanitarian. cordial. down in the dumps. blithe. morose.

callous. unyielding. ungovernable. corroborate. pedestrian. petty. entrant. uncaring. disown. invalidate. unmerciful. merciless. trainee. unmanageable. mulish. empyrean. rebut. routine. refute. —Antonyms affirm. unsparing. gainsay. humdrum. cold-blooded. proselyte. neophyte noun The neophyte learned the ropes very fast: beginner. negate verb This year's losses negate last year's profits: nullify. inflexible. old hand. rookie. immovable. pitiless. learner. intractable. attest to. headstrong. —Antonyms . tenderfoot. no-vitiate. obdurate adjective 1 The child was obdurate in refusing to eat vegetables: stubborn. 216. —Antonyms heavenly. unsympathetic. 217. disavow. 2 The tyrant was obdurate in his treatment of prisoners: unmoved. expert. greenhorn. convert. student. blot out. probationer. harsh. void. earthly. wipe out. defeat. deny. reverse. retract. overthrow. unworldly. cruel. 218. vanquish. newcomer. set aside. quell. unpitying. disallow. repudiate. disclaim. ratify. tyro. endorse. pigheaded. uncompassionate. squash. obstinate. practical. uncontrollable. hardhearted. worldly. quash. day-to-day. confirm. commonplace. hardened. overwhelm. veto. abrogate. everyday. spiritual. celestial. recruit. adamant.adjective Artists often have trouble with the mundane affairs of life: ordinary. terrestrial. bullheaded. apprentice. down-to-earth. support. reinforce. disciple. ethereal. repeal. destroy. novice. contradict. pupil. untouched. unearthly. —Antonyms veteran. revoke. willful. unfeeling. squelch. prosaic.

clog. require. make unavoidable. high and mighty. flexible. docile. brash. Informal kibitzing. Informal nip in the bud. choke off. occlude verb Waste materials seem to be occluding the drain: obstruct. truckling. stop up. make essential. unplug. offering gratuitous advice or services. parry. fawning. self-assertive. Slang bootlicking. forestall. sidetrack. stopper. choke. swaggering. manageable. circumvent. fend off. 220. pompous. congest. ingratiating. shut up. merciful. compliant. intrusive. proud. kowtowing. tender. impel. forceful. open. make unnecessary. tractable.1 obedient. patronizing. unclog. apple-polishing. kind. plug. agreeable. sympathetic. constrict. preclude. turn aside. aggressive. prying. subservient. —Antonyms clear. bold. —Antonyms necessitate. 219. block. self-important. softhearted. obsequious adjective The boss prefers obsequious underlings: servile. pitying. cause. gentle. cringing. obviate verb The suspect's confession obviates the necessity for a trial: avert. mealymouthed. haughty. sycophantic. imperious. barricade. caring. lordly. interfering. —Antonyms domineering. feeling. avoid. cowering. deferential. impudent. officious adjective It's hard to be an office manager without being officious: obtrusive. —Antonyms . meddling. slavish. relenting. divert. meddlesome. arrogant. 221. remove. toadying. shut off. ward off. oblige. 2 compassionate. poking one's nose in. strangulate. domineering. overbearing. ream. close. assertive. prevent. 222. menial. overbearing. stave off. high-handed. amenable. do away with.

faultfinding. shocking. vacillate. not easy to bear. overdone. high-flown. 223. trivial. fluctuate. vitriolic. immodest. praising. wearisome. acrimonious. principled. corrupt. noble. crushing. light. grievous. distressing. moral. gaudy. effortless. obtrusive. flamboyant. loud.unobtrusive. affected. —Antonyms easy. heavy. onerous adjective Holding down two jobs can be an onerous task: oppressive. come and go. scurrilous. worthy. vilifying. move back and forth. becoming. exhausting. wicked. librate. reviling. 2 The officer was reprimanded for his opprobrious conduct: disgraceful. scandalous. pulse. florid. showing off. oscillate verb 1 The clock's pendulum caught the sunlight as it oscillated: swing. ostentatious adjective Grandfather warned us not to be ostentatious with our money. estimable. reprehensible. arduous. trifling. 225. fulminating. flashy. uncritical. hem and haw. 226. laudable. objectionable. fond of display. abusive. hesitate. in the background. base. grandiose. pretentious. praiseworthy. showy. painful. garish. vibrate. upright. despicable. burdensome. 2 honorable. disreputable. flattering. condemnatory. vary. deplorable. unbecoming. meritorious. infamous. The dress is too ostentatious to wear to a reception: flaunting wealth. virtuous. seesaw. nefarious. exaggerated. approving. equivocate. opprobrious adjective 1 The editorial made an opprobrious attack on modern morals: damning. laudatory. 2 He's been oscillating between liberal and conservative all his life: waver. malevolent. —Antonyms 1 complimentary. hard to endure. . ethical. taxing. hypercritical. malicious. noteworthy. pulsate. alternate. 224. denunciatory. conspicuous. demanding. ebb and flow. weighty. simple. censorious. pompous. maligning. change. shameful. dishonorable. shilly-shally. outrageous.

prejudiced. predisposed toward one group. plain. caused or affected by disease. characterized by an unhealthy compulsion: a pathological liar. 2 Even after the country was defeated. idea. advocate. rival. open-minded. norm. reserved. ally. irregular. (U. simple. [1680–90] path'o•log"i•cal•ly. adherent. paucity noun . bipartisan. disinterested. —Antonyms 1 detractor. unprejudiced. upholder. censor. one-sided. of or pertaining to pathology. paragon noun Aunt Sue has always been a paragon of virtue: model. criterion. 3. insurgent. example. conservative. pattern. yardstick. subjective. defamer. exemplar. zealot. partisans fought the invaders in the hills: freedom fighter. somber. objective. symbol. standard. contender. backbiter. paradigm. backer. slanted. 227. adv.—Antonyms modest. 228. inconspicuous.S. 3 nonpartisan. critic. enthusiast. impartial. 229. adj. rooter. biased. partisan noun 1 The hometown partisans cheered the local team: supporter. pathological path•o•log•i•cal (path'* loj"i k*l) also path'o•log"ic. favoring a cause. 230. foe. champion. Civil War) bushwacker. adjective 3 The senator vowed not to engage in partisan politics: favoring one political party. 1. guerrilla. adversary. apotheosis. unbiased. booster. 2. prototype. opponent. sympathizer. follower. partial. devotee. archetype. fan. sedate. broadminded. unbalanced. jayhawker. knocker.

pithy. excess. poverty. bookish. —Antonyms wealth. nitpicking. puniness. —Antonyms hatred. vague. 233. penchant noun The fat youth had a penchant for rich desserts: fondness. dislike. overflow. 234. straitened circumstances. disposition. relish. attraction. disinclination. scantiness. proclivity. superabundance. overly meticulous. destitution. opulence. prosperity. prejudice. comprehensive 232. repulsion. tendency. hairsplitting. insolvency. affinity. propensity. deficiency. readiness. abhorrence. scarceness. predisposition. poorness. didactic. sparsity. shortage. privation. aversion. scholastic. straightforward. luxury. penury noun She lived in penury during her last years: poverty. overparticular. meagerness. doctrinaire.There was a paucity of information on the reported invasion: scarcity. loathing. partiality. dogmatic. taste. fussy. surplus. preference. lack. stilted. strong inclination. —Antonyms surfeit. academic. finicky. bent. punctilious. insufficiency. —Antonyms succinct. bias. leaning. pedantic adjective When you ask him a question you get a pedantic answer: ostentatiously learned. liking. need. thinness. turn. dire necessity. predilection. indi-gence. elegance. abundance. general. knack. want. 231. impoverishment. proneness. financial ruin. dearth. pompous. flair. bankruptcy. fancy. affluence. gift. perennial adjective .

He sat there with that perennial grin on his face: perpetual. sporadic. treasonous. passionless. ardent. attentive. listless. inattentive. keen. mechanical. changeless. cursory. timeless. two-faced. per"me•a•bly. undependable. lasting. faithless. lukewarm. unfaithful. 237. 238. incessant. lying. immutable. disinterested. dishonest. fleeting. transient. long-lived. Informal sneaky. ceaseless. unthinking. shifty. adv. dishonorable. halfhearted. 235. —Antonyms careful. evanescent. perishable. long-lasting. traitorous. treasonable. continuous. perfidious adjective Benedict Arnold's perfidious act made him his country's first traitor: treacherous. continual. permanent. offhand. spiritless. occasional. unchanging. intermittent. effusive. careless. undying. imperishable. enduring. unscrupulous. disloyal. diligent. perfunctory adjective That was certainly a perfunctory "hello" he gave us: indifferent. periodic. false. unconcerned. lax. superficial. indestructible. thoughtful. fixed. cheating. apathetic. zealous. untruthful. deceitful. persistent. late ME < LL permeabilis = permea(re) to PERMEATE + -bilis -BLE] per"me•a•ble•ness. thorough. routine. adj. ephemeral. durable. hasty. unremitting. everlasting. corrupt. constant. —Antonyms temporary. permeable per•me•a•ble (pûr"me * b*l). n. [1400–50. spirited. casual. pervasive adjective . double-dealing. temporal. unfailing. capable of being permeated. negligent. assiduous. 236. untrustworthy. unceasing. warmhearted.

alleviate. passionate. inescapable. demonstrative. lull. extensive. insensitive. lively. propitiate. unfeeling. listless. plas•tic•i•ty (pla stis"i te). universal.Ill feeling was pervasive at the plant: pervading. 242. phlegmatic adjective Admiral Togo was always phlegmatic in the face of danger: indifferent. appease. widespread. 239. pacify. 241. imperturbable. permeating. devotion. stoical. energetic. piety noun The old woman expressed her piety by attending church daily: piousness. respect. languid. blasphemy. infidelity. excited. ubiquitous. nonchalant. cool. godliness. sluggish. [1775–85] 243. unconcerned. unemotional. irreverence. the quality or state of being plastic. loyalty. the capability of being molded: the plasticity of clay. prevalent. n. reverence. —Antonyms impiety. sacrilege. tranquil. 240. assuage. platitude noun . unexcitable. spiritless. disloyalty. placate verb No one can placate him when he's angry: calm. undemonstrative. quiet. general. lethargic. interested. active.Plasticity. unresponsive. apathetic. religiousness. mollify. dutifulness. omnipresent. —Antonyms emotional. ungodliness. humility. dull. disrespect. passive. alert. 1. devoutness. win over. impassive. common. religiosity. conciliate. unimpassioned. soothe. 2. serene. calm. animated.

—Antonyms rise. preamble . banality. dreamy. porous adjective Sponges are porous: absorbent. superfluity. unsentimental. 247. lack. honeycombed. overage. 244. ascend.The speech was dull and full of platitudes: trite remark. not theories: down-to-earth. stereotyped expression. hardnosed. old saw. sievelike. sentimental. unidealistic. same old thing. deficiency. glut. surplus. matter-of-fact. scarcity. 245. theoretical. cellular. pervious. fall headlong. Slang chestnut. materialistic. overabundance. romantic. realistic. superabundance. spongy. shoot upward. hardheaded. sober. plethora noun The potluck supper had a plethora of desserts but no meat dishes: excess. redundancy. 248. truism. —Antonyms idealistic. old familiar tune. soar. threadbare phrase. drop straight down. hackneyed saying. fall. nosedive. surplusage. permeable. cliché. commonplace. —Antonyms shortage. tumble. bromide. hard-boiled. dive. surfeit. pragmatic adjective The problem requires a pragmatic solution. descend abruptly. plummet verb The hawk plummeted toward the earth: plunge. lacy. practical. utilitarian. saw. penetrable. businesslike. riddled. sensible. 246.

or other document. precipitate verb 1 The war precipitated his induction into the army: hasten. perilous. 251. incautious. spur. problematical. rushed. unreliable. —Antonyms 1 certain. impetuous. uncertain. sinister. accelerate. chancy. use of neut. rash. adj. headlong. undependable. deed. stating the intent of what follows. doubtful. adjective 3 She had to make precipitate choices as the test was only 5 minutes: hurried. imprudent. AMBLE] pre"am'bled. constitution. thoughtless. [1350–1400. See PRE-. pre am"-). reliable. drive. ticklish. preface. dubious. touch-and-go. cast. risky. unquestionable. catapult. questionable. proceeding rapidly. ME < ML praeambulum. reckless. impulsive. thrust. n. fling. 3. dependable. unstable. launch. 249. 2. 2 The explosion precipitated tons of snow from the mountain: throw. unsafe.pre•am•ble (pre"am'b*l. quicken. let fly. alarming. precursor . shaky. uncontrolled. advance. foolhardy. expedite. speedy. not to be depended upon. 1. discharge. 2 Free-lance work can be a precarious occupation: hazardous. a preliminary or introductory fact or circumstance. the introductory part of a statute. critical. insecure. stable. propel. 2 safe. hasty. abrupt. n. an introductory statement. unsteady. speed up. hurl. steady. sure. precarious adjective 1 The situation was precarious politically: vulnerable. of LL praeambulus walking before. secure. 250. bring on.

snobbish. disdainful. character. principle. mark. mislead. —Antonyms sullied. pompous. unspoiled. untarnished. 256. counterfeit. distort. honesty. presumptuous adjective 1 It was presumptuous of the young senator to challenge the leadership so soon: bold. deceive. warning. be untruthful. corruption. forward. pure. virtue. antecedent. omen. shameless. patronizing. defiled. brassy. be evasive. untouched. brazen. decency. fib. lofty. 253. fake. stretch the truth. brash. spoiled. overconfident. contaminated. 2 Her presumptuous airs made her disliked by many: haughty. cocky. goodness. forerunner. dissemble. polluted. unsullied. 254. perjure. misrepresent. falsify. honor. messenger. tarnished. predecessor. imperious. nervy. tell a story. 252. misstate. usher. virginal. daring. trustworthiness. fresh. —Antonyms dishonesty. pristine adjective It was a pristine part of the woods that few hikers had ever seen: undefiled. lordly. harbinger. incorruptibility. uprightness. probity noun Above all. high-mindedness. audacious. sign. righteousness. dictatorial. unscrupulous. tell a tall story. palter. assuming. contemptuous. prevaricate verb She may have prevaricated a bit about her illustrious forebears: lie. portent. duplicity. the Presidency needs a man of probity for the Cabinet post: integrity. straightness. proud. overbearing. arrogant. overfamiliar. domineering. unmarred. symptom. unpolluted. token.noun The polite letters were only precursors to blackmail: vanguard. advance guard. problematic adjective . uncontaminated. herald. 255. hoodwink. morality.

overliberal. lavish. inconsiderate. educated. serious. squanderer. copious. scanty. 258. sage. uneducated. stupid. profuse. limited. numberless. questionable. replete. unknowledgeable. consummate. precipitate. pronounced. spender. bounteous. scholarly. few. enigmatic. miserly. lush. intense. exuberant. thriftless. comprehensive. noun 3 The prodigal went through money as if it were water: spendthrift. profound adjective 1 That was a very profound statement: deep. exorbitant. intellectual. hearty. countless. recondite. heartfelt. abject. impetuous. decided. undisputed. difficult. reckless. severe. acute. 3 Please accept my profound apologies: deeply felt. strongly felt. knowledgeable. stingy. —Antonyms certain. abundant. philosophical. undetermined. unenlightened. —Antonyms 1 thrifty. wastrel. unwise. immoderate. deep-seated. improvident. settled. myriad. inordinate. imprudent. numerous. perplexing. 2 scarce. piercing. penetrating. gluttonous. thoughtful. extreme. unquestionable. intemperate. known. generous. radical. thoroughgoing. economical. sagacious. thorough. informed. extravagant. heart-stirring. penetrating. superficial. erudite. profligate.The composition of Saturn's rings is problematic: uncertain. unsettled. well-considered. temperate. frugal. spendthrift. keen. sober. profligate. thoughtless. luxuriant. 2 His death had a profound effect on her: deep. unthrifty. meager. sparse. out-and-out. deficient. omniscient. uninformed. —Antonyms 1 shallow. thoughtful. moderate. puzzling. swarming. . wanton. lavish. multitudinous. excessive. wise. prodigal adjective 1 He had nothing left of his inheritance because of his prodigal ways: wasteful. complete. sober-minded. abject. 257. scant. reflective. keenly felt. abounding. paradoxical. piercing. cautious. 2 The prodigal amount of eggs laid by the fish insure the survival of the species: bountiful. utter. troublesome. sincere. ample. doubtful. teeming. dissipating. worrisome. positive. well-informed. learned. enlightened. all-knowing. soul-stirring. plentiful. far-reaching. knowing. unlearned. provident. unknown. dubious. innumerable. moving.

260. penchant. roil. partiality. turn. predisposition. pacify. preference. shallow. proclivity. injunctive. sympathy. breed quickly. 261. predilection. hatred. procreate. circumscriptive. liking. spawn. favor. taste. repressive. restrictive. prejudice. breed. pique. propitiate verb Offerings were made to propitiate the gods: appease. bias. provoke. soothe. 263. antipathy. allay. placate. liking.2 slight. leaning. prohibitive also prohibitory adjective Prohibitive laws discouraged the drug trade. pullulate. suppressive. superficial. hindering. dislike. pleasure. regenerate. propriety noun . preventive. propagate. 3 insincere. reproduce rapidly. teem. external. tendency. attraction. fancy. propensity noun Children have a propensity for candy: inclination. disposition. shallow. affinity. surface. accommodate. infuriate. aversion. inadmissible. loathing. obstructive. conciliate. mollify. 259. assuage. increase. displeasure. disqualifying. weakness. madden. disallowing. restraining. —Antonyms disinclination. hollow. 262. The project was abandoned because of prohibitive costs: inhibitive. swarm. bent. —Antonyms anger. proliferate verb Rabbits proliferated after they were introduced into Australia: multiply. enjoining. forbidding. calm. hatch. overproduce. unacceptable.

vapid. piquant. wounding. boycott. tart. qualified adjective . stinging. etiquette. trenchant. racy. unsavory. inane. applicability. faux pas. brilliant. stimulating. stimulating. good behavior. nippy. unstimulating. disapprove. acrimonious. gentlemanly or ladylike behavior. flavorless. incisive. discourtesy. prohibit. clever. respectability. highly seasoned. acetous. excommunicate. interdict. penetrating. 2 dull. unsuitability. strong. sharp. aid. encourage. wrongness. —Antonyms allow. proscribe verb During the Renaissance the church proscribed scientific works like those of Galileo: denounce. witty. flavorful. bad manners. spicy. acrid. mild. pungent sauce: sharp-tasting. acid. aptness. keen-witted. formality. savoir faire.Always conduct yourself with propriety: correctness. inaptness. unpalatable. permit. spicy. palatable. scintillating. vinegary. anathematize. flavorsome. tangy. mild. piercing. biting. courtesy. pointless. unseemliness. sour. snappy. tart. 264. keen. peppery. tantalizing. misconduct. outlaw. pointed. moderate. —Antonyms 1 bland. bitter. caustic. stirring. pungent adjective 1 The ribs were served with a hot. 265. penetrating. becomingness. smart. tasteless. stinging. invidious. provocative. incorrectness. astringent. tasty. rightness. acute. cutting. banish. inappropriateness. —Antonyms impropriety. censure. caustic. good manners. repudiate. exile. hot. curse. smarting. salty. savory. decorum. condemn. sparkling. ban. appropriateness. 266. damn. highly flavored. biting. seemliness. dignity. decorousness. mordent. weak. fitness. bitter. 2 His pungent ridicule made him quite a few enemies: sharp. sarcastic. poignant. sharp-smelling. suitableness. forbid. misbehavior.

skilled. carp. [1600–10. authorized. efficient. secret. fitted. certified. prevarication. nitpick. quiet. special. prp. skillful. nicety. adv. trained. recalcitrant adjective . meet. haggle. dodge the issue. rarefied adjective The collectors had rarefied tastes: refined. equivocate. n. ambiguous. be evasive. suited. cavil. shift. shuffle. hassle. inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind. bicker. of quiescens. qui•es"cence. practiced. evasion. 268. duplicity. fit. cavil. licensed. 270. pretense. —Antonyms 1 inexperienced. 269. raise trivial objections. < L quiescent-. recondite. subtlety. proficient. capable. petty distinction. eligible. being at rest. subterfuge.1 Take that dog to a qualified veterinarian: experienced. of quiescere to rest. restricted. equipped. reserved. 2 He gave a qualified answer when I asked for definite assurances: limited. nag. fence. artifice. expert. fudge. niggle. quiescent qui•es•cent (kwe es"*nt. s. pick a fight. indefinite. white lie. hedging. kwi-). limited. adept. unpracticed. competent. versed. qui•es"cen•cy. distraction. 267. accomplished. delaying tactic. able. equivocation. equivocal. see -ENT] qui•es"cent•ly. dodge. talented. untrained. conditional. adj. esoteric. waffle. quibble verb 1 The children quibbled over who got the bigger piece of cake: argue. inside. squabble. spar. provisional. privileged. knowing. still. guarded. efficacious. equal. noun 2 A quibble over exact wording delayed passage of the bill: trivial objection.

deep. recant verb Under cross-examination she recanted her previous testimony: retract. ungovernable.The recalcitrant youth needed more understanding teachers: stubborn. obstinate. controllable. ascetic. cantankerous. unmanageable. compliant. mulish. pigheaded. disavow. renege. validate. perverse. pigheaded. apostatize. disobedient. —Antonyms obedient. recluse noun The recluse emerged from his hideaway: hermit. repeat. renounce. recondite adjective She submitted a recondite thesis for her Ph. revoke. 272. recall. repeal. refractory adjective The refractory horse stopped dead in its tracks: stubborn. headstrong. willful. contrary. intractable. 273. yielding. balky. refractory. withdraw. 274. headstrong. obvious. unsay. manageable. take back. —Antonyms clear. governable.D. mulish. 275. repudiate. disown. tractable. refute .: profound. recalcitrant. intractable. confirm. abjure. change one's mind. forswear. abstruse. contumacious. rescind. —Antonyms reaffirm. amenable. 271. patent. disobedient. —Antonyms obedient. unruly. unwilling. unsubmissive. unruly. bullheaded. solitary. deny. eat one's words. submissive. obstinate. disclaim.

deny. 277. relegate verb 1 They relegated the task to her: entrust. tarnish. rail at. tongue-lash. remonstrance. dishonor. —Antonyms prove. ostracize. diatribe. blame. tirade. honor. disgrace. stigma. compliment. pass on. confirm. answer. —Antonyms 1 praise. assign. 276. credit. call to account. confute. shame. corroborate. give the lie to. badge of infamy. disparage. denounce. upbraid. banish. take to task. 2 They relegated him to the second division: demote. invalidate. contradict. scandal. malign. commit. compliment. scolding. condemn.verb The accused was given no opportunity to refute the accusations: disprove. 2 commendation. substantiate. hard words. asperse. censure. degradation. turn over. chide. charge. scold. noun 2 Her behavior was above reproach. revile. applause. commend. praise. criticism. charge. 278. counter. taint. rebut. applaud. embarrassment. challenge. reproach verb 1 He was severely reproached for his rude behavior: find fault with. censure. shame. blot. humiliation. criticize. reprobate . vindicate. delegate. consign. upbraiding. support. reprimand. insult. rebuke. hand over. expel. rebuke. indignity. stain. refer. stigmatize. admonish. reproof. castigate. The workers feared their supervisor's reproaches: blame. displace. offense. disgrace. slur. spot. reprove. discredit. vilify. blemish. eject. 3 The youth's bad behavior is a constant reproach to his parents: cause of blame. 3 honor.

void. deny. recall. adjective 2 He was a reprobate person with no redeeming qualities: corrupt. welcome. abandoned. validate.noun 1 The old reprobate never reformed: wicked person. vo-luptuary. wrongdoer. forsake. degenerate. rascal. transgressor. void. —Antonyms 1 angel. overrule. abandoned person. declare null and void. take back. rescind. approve. —Antonyms 1 accept. desert. disavow. quash. embrace. reverse. dissolve. counterorder. miscreant. wash one's hands of. annul. get rid of. abrogate. shameless. discard. outcast. reverse. rescind verb The judge rescinded the court's previous decision: revoke. sweep aside. evil-minded. nullify. pariah. repeal. angelic. disavow. righteous. renounce. sinner. retract. rakehell. abrogate. 2 acknowledge. resolution noun . evildoer. virtuous. incorrigible. declare null and void. degenerate. revoke. 2 The man repudiated the religion he was born into and became an atheist: disown. profligate. discard. rapscallion. cast off. saint. low. paragon. roué. adopt. rotter. dissolve. reject. espouse. vile. 281. wicked. cancel. saintly. immoralist. protest. rake. bad. scamp. repudiate verb 1 The new government repudiated the treaty signed by the former rulers: reject. castaway. 279. override. abolish. base. dissolute. support. annul. retract. untouchable. invalidate. profligate. prodigal. repeal. disclaim. derelict. set aside. evil. depraved. 280. abandon. countermand. —Antonyms uphold. black sheep. abolish. 2 pure. accept. cancel. wanton. nullify.

objective. pundit. mettle. zeal. solon. piety. purpose. persistence. homage. promise. subdued. indefatigability. resolving. quiet. withdrawn. deference. philosopher. uncommu-nicative. open. unreserved. reticent adjective T. religiosity. proposal. 284. energy. resolve. contempt. scholar. mage. object. honor. plan. perseverance. fixed purpose. intention. magus. —Antonyms irreverence. awe. talkative. reserved. resilience.E. sparing of words. observance. genuflection. adoration. communicative. disrespect. spirit. constancy. will power. shy. clearing up. steadfastness. scorn. mandarin. veneration. design. intent. 3 He lacked the resolution to get through medical school: resoluteness. plain. frank. earnestness. regard. gesture indicative of deep respect. dishonor. working-out. esteem. devoutness. 283. closed. close-mouthed. worship. prostration. adjective . tenacity. restrained. inclined to speak freely. 4 He was faced with the resolution of a difficult matter: solution. disregard. 282. 2 Have you made a New Year's resolution?: resolve. steadiness.sage noun 1 The king brought difficult problems to a sage: wise man. ambition.1 The resolution passed by two votes: motion. silent. guru. devotion. Slang egghead. goal. aim. reverence noun Aeneas' reverence toward his father was one of our Latin teacher's favorite themes: deep respect. expansive. determination. savant. retiring. tight-lipped. diffident. hatred. selfcontained. aggressiveness. Lawrence became an increasingly reticent man: taciturn. fear. stability. firmness of purpose. admiration. candid. —Antonyms voluble. follow-through. formal proposition.

pressure. knowing. confirmation. coercion. ratify. healthy. insalubrious. sapient. prohibit. legitimate. permission. ban. deleterious. unwholesome. salutary. sanction noun 1 We received sanction to proceed with our plans: approval. support. endorse. 3 disapprove. lifegiving. —Antonyms 1 fool. therapeutic. astute. authorization. liberty. favor. shrewd. leave. 286. satiate . encouragement. foolish. harmful. sagacious.2 He was sage in his judgment: wise. license. —Antonyms 1 disapproval. salubrious adjective Regular exercise is salubrious: healthful. commendation. 2 The international community imposed sanctions on Rhodesia for its illegal political actions: penalty. bracing. 2 stupid. good for one. authorize. 2 incentive. ratification. authority. consent. support. senseless. 287. accept. punitive measure. invigorating. unhealthy. endorsement. countenance. beneficial. 285. prohibition. verb 3 Our plan wasn't sanctioned by the board of directors: approve. ban. idiot. intelligent. wholesome. sensible. reject. agree to. prudent. health-promoting. allow. assent. —Antonyms unhealthful. permit. forbiddance. sound. refusal.

secrete verb The escaped convicts secreted themselves in a cave: hide. disguise. gist. saturate. 5 We ate the stew slowly. try. quality. appreciate. infuse. curtain. drench. trait. 6 He had savored power during his first term in office: experience. cover. overfill. smack. odor. essence. —Antonyms . fill. permeate. delight in. characteristic. piquancy. souse. keep secret. particularity. spice. This plan savors of treason: taste. sample. jade. shroud. taste. tang. savor noun 1 This cake has the savor of nutmeg: taste. smell. pervade. smack. nature. suffuse. cloak. soul. distinctive feature. relish. flavor. zest. particular quality. fragrance. imbue. cover. slake. peculiarity. flavor. 4 He savored the cookies with cinnamon: spice. 289. douse. 2 His words had the savor of vengeance: character.verb It was a banquet that more than satiated our need for food: satisfy. gratify. submerge. aroma. immerse. infiltrate. Informal stash. property. overdo. 2 Dust saturated the attic: fill. sate. verb 3 Her sauce savored of garlic. have a touch. 288. sicken. show traces. keep under wraps. aura. season. take pleasure in. glut. stuff. have the earmarks. veil. content. like. be suggestive. savoring it: enjoy. bore. dry. smell. screen. cache. spirit. scent. disgust. quench. pungency. cloy. luxuriate in. substance. impregnate. surfeit. weary. suffice. rejoice in. relish. 290. conceal. —Antonyms 1 drain. nauseate. saturate verb 1 Heavy rain saturated the playing field: soak thoroughly.

shard (shärd) also sherd. a fragment. a. solicitous adjective 1 He was very solicitous about her office problems: concerned. sluggish. 291.reveal. somniferous. —Antonyms . b. thoughtful. lazy. 294. 2 uninterested. intense. enthusiastic. exhibit. regardful. noun 3 Wine is a soporific for me: sedative. esp. balmy. avid. the hardened forewing of a beetle. undisturbed. hypnotic. a scale. sleep-inducer. drowsy. ardent. c. 2. skeptic or sceptic noun He's too much of a skeptic to take anything simply on faith: doubter. a shell. lethargic. longing. display. agnostic. as of an egg or snail. 2 This warm weather makes me soporific: sleepy. —Antonyms 1 unconcerned. zealous. desirous. doubting Thomas. 2 The politicians do not seem overly solicitous to proceed in this investigation: eager. slumberous. anxious. unbeliever. scoffer. sleep-inducing. atheist. soporific adjective 1 His soporific voice almost put us to sleep: hypnotic. heavy. unambitious. questioner. keen. 292. mindful. 293. sluggish. of broken earthenware. n. elytron. unenthusiastic. 1. intent. attentive. somnolent. show. Zool.

smirch. spasmodic. unsound. distinction.2 lively. pl. fallacious. 296. honor. smudge. scattered. blot. shame. 295. as wavelength or mass. dubious. questionable. unfounded. blemish. objects. haphazard. few. 3 stimulant. that form a continuous series or sequence: the spectrum of political beliefs. incorrect. spurious. illogical. uncommon. intermittent. rare. a broad range of varied but related ideas. stint . invalid. slippery. untrue. -tra (-tr*). dishonor. ordered in accordance with the magnitudes of a common physical property. constant. meager. sporadic adjective We've had only sporadic snow flurries this month: irregular. infrequent. tarnish. sparse. spotty. undeniable. casuistic. faulty. 299. taint. misleading. inaccurate. discontinuous. stigma noun There was no stigma attached to losing the election: disgrace. fragmentary. regular.. brand. —Antonyms valid. unsubstantiated. 1. 298. isolated. occasional. steady. a. now and then.. credit. as by a prism. besmirchment. b. specious adjective He reached the wrong conclusion by specious reasoning: deceptive. an array of entities. widely spaced. the band or series of colors. thin. inescapable.1. false. spec•trum (spek"tr*m). —Antonyms continuous. 2. -trums. odium. fitful. etc. periodic. flaw. conclusive. —Antonyms glory. sophistical. approval. animated. produced by dispersion of radiant energy. 297. scarce. as light waves or particles. few and far between. tricky. together with invisible extensions. mark of shame. random. n.

deny oneself. pledge. insist upon. bovine. set limits to. straits. apathetic. ISTHMUS. make a point of. active. confined in area. grant. agree. provide. circumscribe. engagement. check. task. assure. constrain. insensitive. 4. 301. Archaic. 7.) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. dull. distress. chore. dense. Often. 302. term. cite. The band did a stint in Las Vegas: job. 2 One thing Mother never stints on is food: be sparing. 3. 1. economize. (used with a sing. be frugal. guarantee. energetic. withhold. sluggish. set forth. be sparing with. part. reduce. give in small amounts.verb 1 I'll have to stint my charity gifts this year: restrict. limit. curb. straits. lively. warrant. hold back. state. cut down on. obtuse. or need. duty. . lethargic. Archaic. a position of difficulty. a narrow passage or area. 300. stipulate verb Our contract with the decorator stipulates the maximum amount he can charge us: specify. —Antonyms excitable. turn. promise. scrimp. be parsimonious. assignment. 2. allow. work period. Often. restrain. passionate. narrow. adj. make provision. acute. shift. designate. lumpish. 6. strict. stolid adjective He's too stolid to show excitement about anything: impassive. emotional. noun 3 She was assigned the most difficult stint. insure. save. as in requirements or principles. quota. n. phlegmatic. animated. 5. indicate. unemotional. name. pinch pennies. v. strait (strat).

calm. subpoena sub•poe•na or sub•pe•na (s* pe"n*. 306.t. ebb.2 rise. demonstrate. the sea advances: settle. pl. refute.substantiate verb You haven't substantiated your argument at all: verify.303. ease. show to be true. sink. support. discredit. intensify. walk pompously. descend. corroborate. Law.strut verb He strutted into the restaurant as though he owned it: swagger. v. tear to shreds. prove. —Antonyms cringe. 304.. authenticate. cave in. s*b-). let up. sneak. cower. —Antonyms disprove. —Antonyms 1. -naed. sag. 2 My nervousness subsided when the plane landed. sashay. a writ to summon witnesses or evidence before a court. increase.subside verb 1 As the land subsides.supersede . explode 307. recede. slink. 2. peacock. dwindle. promenade. sail. n. decrease. shrink. abate. -nas. v. drop. undermine. level off. The crowds subsided: diminish. melt away. sustain. 1. moderate. heighten. parade. 2 grow. lessen. -na•ing.. to serve with a subpoena 305. wane. confirm. swell. n.

shaky. guesswork. surmise. wordless. conjecture. slim. gossamer. n.tenuous adjective Some legislators made a rather tenuous argument against the bill: weak. proposition. 1.tacit adjective The neighbors had a tacit agreement not to park in front of each other's houses: unexpressed. knowledge 310. [1620–30] tan•gen'ti•al"i•ty (-she al"i te). divergent or digressive: tangential remarks. frail. 312.supposition noun That was only supposition. discard. opinion. uncertain. flimsy. notion. assumption. displace. belief. taken for granted. assumed. speculation. incidental. implied. postulate. idea. pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent. unstated. unsupported. understood. —Antonyms certainty. paltry. thin. unsubstantial. view. being or moving in the direction of a tangent. indefinite. inferred. guess. substitute for. fact. —Antonyms . unspoken. undeclared. tangential tan•gen•tial (tan jen"sh*l). He acted on the supposition that the public would applaud his feat: presumption. unconvincing. adj.verb This new drug will supersede all others in the treatment of the disease: supplant. predication. suspicion. adv. 308. halfhearted. peripheral. thesis. delicate. given. surety. fragile. hypothesis. set aside. tan•gen"tial•ly. 3. replace. implicit. succeed. 311. shallow. 2. slight. theory. slender. take the place of.

strong. lethargy. short eulogy. —Antonyms painless. The political candidate let loose a tirade against his opponent: long angry speech. lecture. disagreeable. annoying. indolence. languidness. inertia. somnolence. comforting. cheerful.tirade noun The principal delivered a tirade to the disobedient students. irksome. painful. dullness.torturous adjective He had a torturous toothache. —Antonyms good word. animation. valid. passiveness. vigor. commendation. agreeable. inactivity. praising speech. distressing. anguishing. tormented. condemnation. vilification. unpleasant. diatribe. alertness. pleasant. agonizing. 316. denunciation. paean. invective. listlessness. pep. solid. vituperation. miserable. fulmination. anguished. laziness. excruciating. wide-awakeness 315. drowsiness. homage. screed. jeremiad. galling. 314. pleasing. curse. lassitude. vim. delightful. cruel. laudation. distressed. sleepiness. —Antonyms energy. castigation. distressful. languor. reprimand. panegyric. gratifying. dressing-down. harrowing. inertia.tractable adjective . scolding. slow movement. happy. substantial 313. complimentary speech. racking. welcome. apathy. harangue. tormenting. joyous. contented.torpidity Her torpor may be due to illness: sluggishness. The losing candidate spent a torturous night listening to the election returns: torturing. liveliness. enjoyable.

iniquity. —Antonyms virtue. touchy. 319. diffident. shilly-shally. be resolute. petulant. lapse. roll. be irresolute. righteousness. disobedient. —Antonyms peaceful. adherence. manageable. ungracious. good deed. probity. submissive. venerate verb . yielding. compliant. 2 The earthquake caused the entire house to vacillate: sway. amiable. toss. compliance. contravention. oscillate. accommodating. reel. cross. gracious. vacillate verb 1 He seemed certain about it yesterday. gentle. stubborn. fluctuate. be steadfast. snarling. sulky. easy to control. vibrate. truculent adjective His truculent nature gets him into a lot of scrapes: belligerent. insolent. Eavesdropping is a transgression on another's privacy: offense. not know one's own mind. infraction. totter. rock. trainable. hostile. refractory. —Antonyms 1 be determined. rude. error. ill-humored. fierce. controllable. obstinate. waver. grace. teeter. misdeed. trespass. be settled. wrongdoing. docile. governable. wobble. ill-natured. falter. ungovernable. shift. sin. —Antonyms intractable. infringement. churl-ish. surly. defiant. immorality. snappish. headstrong. pitch. be certain. hem and haw. aggressive. willful. tame. 320.A dude ranch needs tractable horses for its guests: amenable. bellicose. merit. overstepping. be unsettled. infraction. wrong. evil deed. bad-tempered. blow hot and cold. sour. affable. teachable. unruly. encroachment. breach. morality. 318. move to and fro. flutter. transgression noun The sinner prayed that his transgressions would be forgiven. pugnacious. be changeable. easy to manage. kind. friendly. wild. 317. be doubtful. peev-ish. uncontrollable. obedient. violation. crime. ill-tempered. hesitate. but today he's vacillating: waver. lawbreaking. unmanageable. nasty. observance.

accurate. curt. pay homage to. applicable. hate. able to live. effusive. longwinded. syrupy. honor. 322. useless. succinct. contemn. spurn. admire. tacky. Informal gooey. look up to. dishonor. but an extremely viscous one: thick. slimy. grandiloquent. reverence. slight. idolize. gluey. —Antonyms 1. cherish.As a child he venerated his grandparents: revere. able to thrive. No crops are viable in this barren soil: capable of independent life. capable of growing. veracious adjective The veracious reporter was a stickler for detail: honest. vituperation noun . practicable. 325. brusque. gabby. 324. able to develop. circumlocutory. viscid. voluble. extol. unusable. trustworthy. viscous adjective Molasses is a liquid. despise. reticent. execrate.2 nonviable. genuine. adore. treat with deference. usable. disdain. viable adjective 1 The fetus is considered viable at six months. adaptable. feasible. glorify. sticky. unworkable. 2 If the plan doesn't succeed do you have a viable alternative?: workable. 321. respect. loquacious. —Antonyms terse. hallow. detest. talkative. 323. concise. —Antonyms scorn. esteem. garrulous. verbose adjective The senator is so verbose it takes him an hour to tell a simple joke: wordy. practical. faithful. dependable. 2 unviable. gummy. impractical. worship. reliable. pithy. prolix. truthful. glutinous. disregard. straightforward.

assure. blame. declare. permit. There is a warrant out for the suspect's arrest: authorization. censure. flattery. unsteady.3 stable. 2 The situation in the Middle East is volatile: explosive. vow. dependable. unsettled. wild. 328. resolute. license. promise. fitful. swear. volatile adjective 1 Volatile liquids must be kept in very tightly closed containers: evaporating quickly. calumniation. determined. 3 Richard is too volatile to stick with one job very long: changeable. evaporable. provide grounds for. affirm. 326. peaceful. vaporizing. 2 calm. self-controlled. variable.2. castigation. sober. —Antonyms 1. vaporous. frivolous. rash. license. temperamental. 327. inconstant. adulation. vouch for. consistent. aver. mercurial. give sufficient reason for. certify. brash. attest. even-tempered. asseverate. verb 2 Such actions warrant a severe reprimand: justify. 3 The manufacturer warrants that all parts are new: guarantee. acclaim. denunciation. assert. spasmodic. serious. avow. undependable. invective. gaseous. wary adjective . obloquy. permission. fickle. eruptive. irresolute. warrant noun 1 The police have a search warrant. unstable. permit. tirade. coolheaded. scolding. revilement. moody. flighty. steady. 3 constant. reckless. authorize. —Antonyms praise.Her simple mistake hardly merited so much vituperation: abuse. tongue-lashing. erratic. unstable. capricious. scurrility. giddy. unpredictable. faultfinding. pledge.

mass. heedful. watchful. pile. capricious. eccentric. pusher. down-to-earth. extremist.It does no harm to be wary of new acquaintances: cautious. fanciful. foolhardy. wakeful. storm. suspicious. buff. racket. toss. hodgepodge. 331. crank. wide-awake. champion. noun 2 Sort this welter of dirty clothes for the laundry: jumble. eager beaver. go-getter. zealot noun 1 It takes a real zealot to be a top-notch car salesman: believer. live wire. partisan. close-mouthed. fickle. turmoil. sedate. 2 Religious zealots wanted the entire population to wear sackcloth and ashes: fanatic. devotee. chimerical. 329. consistent. prudent. serious. mess. steady. unsuspecting. crackpot. fitful. careless. bustle. discreet. incautious. amusing. practical. whimsical adjective 1 Jerry is much too whimsical to be a businessman: fanciful. changeable. mindful. obsessed person. tumult. matter-of-fact. welter verb 1 The huge waves weltered throughout the night. waggish. hubbub. 330. tempest. sober. hustler. nut. quixotic. heap. tumble about. —Antonyms unwary. unguarded. notional. commotion. circumspect. alert. chary. true believer. turbulence. remiss. 2 Her essay on the care and feeding of husbands is pleasantly whimsical: droll. heedless. inconsist-ent. writhe. bigot. careful. on one's guard. enthusiast. —Antonyms 1 staid. vigilant. The dog weltered happily in the muddy puddle: roll. reckless. fan. 3 It's hard to hear above the welter of street noises: confusion. quaint. negligent. pragmatic. wallow. grovel. erratic. guarded. . heave. rash.

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