verb, noun; acclamation, honor
sentence: This statue is really abstract.
adjective, noun, verb; abstracter and abstractly
- (adj) thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.(n) a summary of a text, scientific article, document, speech, etc.; epitome(v) to draw or take away; remove
sentence: The publishers ask for an abstract of only 150 words.
adjective; acquiescently and half-acquiescently.
definition: disposed to acquiesce or consent tacitly.
sentence: Sugar snap peas, cocooned in their skins are similarly acquiescent.
synonyms: compliant, submissive, tolerant, passive
antonyms: protesting, resistant
Adjective, non-complacent and complacently.
definition: pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied.
sentence: The voters are too complacent to change the government.
synonyms: smug, unbothered, indifferent
antonyms: concerned, interested
noun, acrimonious and acrimonies
definition: sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition
sentence: The environment is designed for acrimony not success.
synonym: bitterness, animosity, spitefulness
antonym: goodwill, civility, politeness
adjective; adamantly and adamance
definition: (adj) utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings. (noun) any impenetrably or unyielding hard substance.
sentence: He was adamant that he not be afforded any "special" privileges."
synonym: inflexible, rigid, uncompromising
antonym: flexible, easygoing, yielding.
noun, pre-affirmation and self-affirmation
definition: the assertion that something exists or is true.
sentence: Your affirmation of faith seems too short.
antonyms: denial, negation
adjective, adroitly, adroitness
definition: expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
synonyms: proficient, skillfull
antonyms: awkward, clumsy, inept
adjective; unaffable and affably
definition: pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to.
synonyms: amiable, sociable
antonyms: miserable, unfriendly
verb, noun; advocative and advocator
definition: to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person.
synonyms: champion, proponent
antonyms: opposition, antagonist