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  1. nice
    • ANTONYMS unpleasant
    • 1. marvelous; entertaining
    • ANTONYMS nasty.
    • 2. personable, congenial,amiable, affable, genial, friendly, charming, delightful, engaging;sympathetic, simpatico, compassionate, good.
    • ANTONYMS unrefined, rough
    • 3 nice manners: genteel,elegant.
    • ANTONYMS approximate,rough.
    • 4 that's a rather nice distinction: subtle, fine, delicate, minute, precise,strict, close; careful, meticulous, scrupulous.
    • ANTONYMS stormy, nasty.
    • 5 it's a nice day: fine, pleasant, agreeable; dry, sunny, warm, mild.
  2. brook
    1: stream,, streamlet, rivulet, rill, brooklet, runnel; Brit. bourn, burn, beck.brook

    2 tolerate, allow, stand, bear, abide, put up with, endure; accept, permit, countenance; informal stomach, stand for, hack;

    archaic suffer.
  3. rail
    protest (against), fulminate against,inveigh against

    expostulate about, criticize, denounce, condemn;

    object to,oppose, complain about, challenge;

    informal kick up a fuss about.
  4. canonical
    ANTONYMS unorthodox.

    • recognized, authoritative, authorized, accepted,
    • sanctioned, approved, established, orthodox.
  5. hackneyed
    • hackneyed
    • adjective
    • your hackneyed arguments fail to persuade anyone:
    • overused, overdone,overworked, worn out, timeworn, platitudinous, vapid, stale, tired,threadbare; trite, banal, hack, clichéd, hoary, commonplace,common, ordinary, stock, conventional, stereotyped, predictable;unimaginative, unoriginal, uninspired, prosaic, dull, boring,pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, boilerplate, routine; informal old hat,cheesy, corny, played out. ANTONYMS original.
  6. viscous
    • glutinous,gelatinous, thick, viscid, mucous, mucoid,
    • mucilaginous, gummy,gluey, adhesive, tacky, adherent, treacly,
    • syrupy;

    technical viscoelastic;

    informal gooey, gloppy.

    " it's impossible to clean up this viscous substance with water"
  7. asceticism
    1. characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons: an ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and manual labor
  8. hedonism
    ANTONYMS self-restraint.

    • self-indulgence, pleasure-seeking, self-gratification, lotus-eating,
    • sybaritism; intemperance, immoderation, extravagance, luxury, high living.

    "they feel that television promotes hedonism among all its viewers, especially children"
  9. demur
  10. maverick
    ANTONYMS conformist.

    individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, unorthodox person, original, eccentric; rebel, dissenter, dissident, enfant terrible;

    informal cowboy, loose cannon.
  11. torque
    • 1. Mechanics: a twisting force that tends to cause rotation.
    • 2 variant spelling of torc .
  12. predilection
    ANTONYMS dislike.

    liking, penchant, weakness, soft spot, fancy, inclination, leaning, bias,propensity, bent, proclivity, predisposition, appetite.
  13. nebulous
    • 1. ANTONYMS clear.
    • indistinct, indefinite, unclear, vague, hazy,cloudy, fuzzy, misty, blurred, blurry, foggy; faint, shadowy, obscure,formless, amorphous.
    • ANTONYMS well-defined.
    • 2 nebulous ideas: vague, ill-defined, unclear, hazy, uncertain, indefinite,indeterminate, imprecise, unformed, muddled, confused, ambiguous
  14. hubris
    ANTONYMS humility.

    arrogance, conceit, haughtiness,hauteur, pride, self-importance, egotism, pomposity, superciliousness,superiority; informal big-headedness, cockiness.

    "the hubris among economists was shaken"
  15. convention
    • 1. social conventions: custom, usage, practice, tradition, way, habit,norm; rule, code, canon, punctilio; propriety, etiquette, protocol;formal praxis;
    • (conventions) mores.

    • 2 a convention signed by 74 countries:
    • agreement, accord, protocol,compact, pact, treaty, concordat, entente; contract, bargain, deal.

    3 the party's biennial convention: conference, meeting, congress,assembly, gathering, summit, convocation, synod, conclave.
  16. profuse
    • 1. copious, prolific, abundant, liberal, unstinting, fulsome, effusive,
    • extravagant, lavish, gushing;

    informal over the top,gushy.

    ANTONYMS meager, sparse.

    • 2 profuse blooms: luxuriant, plentiful, copious, abundant, lush, rich,exuberant,
    • riotous, teeming, rank, rampant; informal jungly.
  17. extemporaneous
    spoken or done without preparation: an extemporaneous speech.
  18. burgeon
    flourish, thrive, prosper, improve, develop;expand, escalate, swell, grow, boom, mushroom, snowball, rocket.
  19. aver
    state or assert to be the case
  20. glib
    • ANTONYMS sincere.
    • slick, pat, fast-talking, smooth-talking;
    • disingenuous, insincere, facile, shallow, superficial, flippant; smooth,silver-tongued, urbane;

    informal flip, sweet-talking.
  21. voracious
    wanting or devouring great quantities of food :
  22. regale
    • 1. entertain, wine and dine, fête, feast, serve,feed.
    • 2 entertain, amuse, divert, delight,fascinate, captivate.
  23. succor
    noun: aid, help, a helping hand,assistance; comfort, ease, relief, support, TLC.

    verb: help, aid, bring aid to,
  24. pillory
    noun: stocks.

    • verb
    • 1 attack, criticize, censure, condemn,denigrate, lambaste, savage, stigmatize,
    • crucify, hammer, pummel;
    • formal excoriate.
    • 2 ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, mock,scorn,
  25. chary
    • wary, cautious, circumspect, heedful,careful, on one's guard; distrustful, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious,dubious, hesitant, reluctant,
    • leery, canny, nervous, apprehensive,uneasy

    ; informal cagey, iffy.
  26. tortuous
    ANTONYMS straight.

    1 a tortuous route: twisting, twisty, sinuous, snaky, serpentine, meandering, circuitous.

    ANTONYMS straightforward.

    2 convoluted,labyrinthine, tangled, tangly, circuitous.
  27. quaff
    gulp (down),guzzle, slurp, down, empty; imbibe, partake of, consume;

    informal kill,swig, swill, slug, knock back, toss off, chug, chugalug, scarf (down).
  28. filibuster
    • noun
    • stonewalling,delaying tactics, procrastination, obstruction, temporizing.

    • verb
    • waste time, stall, play for time, stonewall,sandbag, procrastinate, buy time, employ delaying tactics.
  29. assuage
    • verb
    • 1 allay, palliate, abate, suppress, subdue;
    • moderate, lessen,diminish, reduce. ANTONYMS aggravate.

    • 2 satisfy, gratify, appease, fulfill, indulge,relieve,
    • slake, sate, satiate, quench, check. ANTONYMS intensify.
  30. ubiquitous
    • ANTONYMS rare.
    • adjective
    • omnipresent, ever-present, everywhere, all over the place,pervasive, universal,
    • worldwide, global; rife, prevalent, far-reaching,inescapable.
  31. disinterested
    • 1 disinterested advice:
    • unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, neutral,nonpartisan, detached, uequitable,

    • 2 he looked at her with disinterested eyes:
    • uninterested,,incurious,
  32. unfeigned
    • ANTONYMS insincere.
    • : sincere, genuine, real, true,honest, unaffected, unforced, heartfelt, wholehearted, bona fide.
  33. relegated
    • ANTONYMS upgrade.
    • verb:
    • downgrade,lower, lower in rank/status, put down, move down; demote, degrade.
  34. flouted
    • ANTONYMS observe.
    • verb
    • defy, refuse to obey, disobey, break, violate, fail to comply with, fail to observe,contravene,
    • infringe, breach, commit a breach of, transgress against;ignore, disregard.
  35. queries
    • noun
    • 1 question, inquiry.
    • 2 doubt, uncertainty, question,reservation; skepticism.

    • verb
    • 1 ask, inquire, question.
    • 2 question, call into question,challenge, dispute, cast aspersions on, doubt, have suspicions about,have reservations about.
  36. axiom
    • noun
    • accepted truth, general truth, dictum, truism, principle; maxim,
    • adage, aphorism;

    are apophthegm, gnome.
  37. hegemony
    • noun
    • leadership, dominance,dominion, supremacy, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule,sovereignty.
  38. impunity
    • ANTONYMS liability.
    • immunity, indemnity, exemption (from punishment), freedom from liability, nonliability, license; amnesty,
    • dispensation, reprieve, pardon, exoneration; stay of execution; privilege, favoritism,special treatment, carte blanche.
  39. untenable
    indefensible,insupportable, unsustainable, unjustified, unjustifiable, flimsy, weak,shaky.
  40. trenchant
    • ANTONYMS vague.
    • adjective
    • incisive, penetrating, sharp, keen,insightful, acute, focused, shrewd, razor-sharp, piercing; vigorous,forceful, strong, potent, telling, emphatic, forthright;
    • mordant,cutting, biting, acerbic, pungent.
  41. bucolic
    • adjective
    • :rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside; literary Arcadian,sylvan, georgic.
  42. impetuous
    • ANTONYMS considered, cautious
    • adjective
    • 1 an impetuous decision:
    • impulsive, rash, hasty, overhasty, reckless,heedless, careless, foolhardy, bullheaded, headstrong,
    • incautious,imprudent, injudicious, ill-considered, unthought-out; spontaneous,impromptu, spur-of-the-moment, precipitate, precipitous, hurried,rushed; informal devil-may-care, harum-scarum, hotheaded.

    • ANTONYMS sluggish.
    • .2 an impetuous flow of water:
    • torrential, powerful, forceful, vigorous,violent, raging, relentless, uncontrolled; rapid, fast, fast-flowing, swift.
  43. effrontery
    • noun
    • impudence,impertinence, cheek, insolence, cockiness, audacity, temerity,presumption,
    • nerve, gall, shamelessnes
  44. ennui
    • noun
    • boredom, tedium, listlessness, lethargy,lassitude, languor, weariness,
    • enervation; malaise, dissatisfaction,melancholy, depression, world-weariness, Weltschmerz.
  45. pith
    • 1 the pith of the argument:
    • essence, main point, fundamentals, heart,substance, nub, core, quintessence, crux,
    • gist, meat, kernel, marrow,burden; informal nitty-gritty.

    • 2 he writes with pith and exactitude:
    • succinctness, conciseness, concision,pithiness, brevity; cogency, weight, depth, force.
  46. inveigle
    • verb
    • entice, tempt, lure, seduce, beguile; wheedle,cajole, coax,
  47. recant

    • 1. renounce, disavow, deny,repudiate, renege on; formal forswear, abjure.
    • 2 he refused to recant: change one's mind, be apostate; rare tergiversate.
    • 3 he recanted his testimony: retract, take back, withdraw, unsay.
  48. fulminate
    • verb
    • protest, rail against, rageabout, rant about,
    • vociferate against,declaim, inveigh against, denounce, decry, condemn, criticize, censure, disparage,attack, execrate; informal mouth off about;

    formal excoriate.
  49. alacrity
    • noun
    • eagerness, willingness, readiness; enthusiasm, ardor, avidity, fervor, keenness; promptness, haste, swiftness, dispatch, speed.
  50. incipient
    • ANTONYMSfull-blown.
    • adjective
    • developing, growing, emerging,emergent, dawning, just beginning, inceptive, initial, inchoate;nascent, embryonic, fledgling, in its infancy, germinal.
  51. facetious
    ANTONYMS serious.

    • flippant, flip, glib, ironic, sardonic, joking, jokey, jocular, sportive, teasing, mischievous;
    • witty, amusing, funny, droll,comic, comical, lighthearted, jocose.
  52. scintillate
    emit flashes of light
  53. malinger
    feign illness to escape from work
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