1. picayune
    petty, worthless
  2. ponderous
    • 1 a ponderous dance: clumsy,cumbersome, ungainly,
    • 2.labored, laborious, awkward, clumsy,pedestrian,boring, convoluted, windy
  3. pinion
    • verb
    • the hostages were pinioned to each other:
    • hold down, pin down, restrain,hold fast, immobilize; tie, bind, truss (up), shackle, fetter, hobble,manacle, handcuff; informal cuff.
  4. purulent
    Medicineconsisting of, containing, or discharging pus.
  5. fitful is not
    continuous and is therefore not constant.
  6. refractory
    resistant or stubborn, and is therefore not yielding.
  7. dispatch
    is to do it speedily, and is therefore the opposite of sluggishness.
  8. unqualified
    a complete and certain success, and would not bedubious or doubtful.

    unambiguous, unmistakable,indisputable, incontrovertible, indubitable, undeniable; clear, clear-cut, plain, plain-spoken, explicit, specific, categorical,straightforward, blunt, candid, emphatic, manifest. ANTONYMSambiguous.
  9. putative
    supposed, assumed,presumed; accepted, recognized; commonly regarded, presumptive,alleged, reputed, reported, rumored.
  10. concatenate
    link (things) together in a chain or series
  11. mettlesome
    a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demandingsituation in a spirited and resilient way : the team showed their true mettlein the second half.
  12. sententious
    moralistic, moralizing,sanctimonious, self-righteous, pietistic, pious, priggish, judgmental;pompous, pontifical, self-important; informal preachy.
  13. ponderous
    clumsy, heavy, awkward, lumbering, slow,cumbersome, ungainly, graceless, uncoordinated, blundering; informalclodhopping, clunky. ANTONYMS light, grace

    labored, laborious, awkward, clumsy, forced,stilted, unnatural, artificial; stodgy, lifeless, plodding, pedestrian,boring, dull, tedious, monotonous; overelaborate, convoluted, windy.ANTONYMS lively.
  14. pinion
    hold down, pin down, restrain,hold fast, immobilize; tie, bind, truss (up), shackle, fetter, hobble,manacle, handcuff; informal cuff.
  15. purulent
    consisting of, containing, or discharging pus.
  16. catholic
    universal, diverse, diversified, wide,broad, broad-based, eclectic, liberal, latitudinarian; comprehensive,all-encompassing, all-embracing, all-inclusive. ANTONYMS narrow.
  17. hegemonic
    ruling or dominant in a political or social context
  18. execrate
    to vilify, whereas to salute is to praise.
  19. The trough of a wave is
    the 'valley' or lower part, whereas the crest of the wave is the 'mountain' or upper part.
  20. accouter
    to supply or to equip (especially with weapons or uniform); to divest is to remove.
  21. noisome
    disgusting, whereas something innocuous is harmless and inoffensive.
  22. divert
    entertain (as in, "He diverted us with stories from his childhood.") Hence, to bore is the opposite.
  23. raze
    the old library will be razed on Saturday: destroy, demolish, raze to the ground, tear down, pull down, knock down, level, flatten, bulldoze,wipe out, lay waste.
  24. regale
    • 1 they were lavishly regaled: entertain, wine and dine, fête, feast, serve,feed.
    • 2 he regaled her with colorful stories: entertain, amuse, divert, delight,fascinate, captivate.
  25. Affluence
    wealth, whereas indigence is poverty.
  26. strident
    loud and harsh; grating : his voice had become increasingly sharp, almost strident.

    .• presenting a point of view, esp. a controversial one, in anexcessively and unpleasantly forceful way
  27. renumeration
    payment,pay, salary, wages; earnings, fee(s), reward, compensation,recompense, reimbursement; formal emolument(s).
  28. steadfast
    loyal;whereas someone perfidious is a traitor.
  29. appropriate
    to take for one's own use; to furnish is to supply
  30. insentient
    incapable of feeling or understanding things; inanimate
  31. meteoric
    rapid, lightning, swift, fast, quick, speedy,accelerated, instant, sudden, spectacular, dazzling, brilliant.

    ANTONYMS gradual.
  32. exhume
    the district attorney is requesting that the body be exhumed: disinter, dig up,unearth. ANTONYMS bury.
  33. moiety
    • each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided.•
    • Anthropology each of two social or ritual groups into which a people is divided, esp. among Australian Aboriginals and some American Indians.•
    • a part or portion, esp. a lesser share.•
    • Chemistry a distinct part of a large molecule
  34. propinquity
    the state of being close to someone or something; proximity :
    make known, make public, publicize,spread, communicate, propagate, disseminate, broadcast, promote,preach; literary bruit abroad.2 the law was promulgated in 1942: put into effect, enact, implement,enforce.
    well-fed, sated, satiated, full, full up; glutted,gorged; informal stuffed.2 a sumptuous environment replete with antiques: filled, full, well-stocked,well-supplied, crammed, packed, jammed, teeming, overflowing,bursting; informal jam-packed, chockablock, chock-full.
  37. pusillanimous
    cowardly. ANTONYMS brave.
    demote, degrade.ANTONYMS upgrade.
  39. fettle
    fitness, condition, form, state of repair, order,working order.
  40. wan
    1. pallid, awaxen, peaked,, drawn, ghostly. ANTONYMS flushed.

    • 2 the wan light of the moon: dim,
    • .ANTONYMS bright.
  41. PAEAN
    song of praise; plaudit,, eulogy,, panegyric,; formal encomium.
  42. quandary
    • debilitation,enfeebling, sapping, attenuation; gradual loss.
    • 2 abrasion, friction, erosion, corrosion,corroding, deterioration; rare detrition.
    spurious, casuistic, sophistic.
  45. REND
    asunder, sunder; rare dissever.
  46. misfeasance
    a transgression, esp. the wrongful exercise of lawful authority.
  47. mensuration
  48. miscible
    (of liquids) forming a homogeneous mixture when added together :
  49. vertiginous
    causing vertigo, steep or high
  50. dowdy
    outmoded, frowzy.ANTONYMS fashionable.
  51. remonstrance
    forcefully reproachful protest
  52. requiem
    • (esp. in the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead.•
    • a musical composition setting parts of such a Mass, or of a similarcharacter.•
    • an act or token of remembrance : he designed the epic as a requiem forhis wife.
  53. laconic
    • terse, pithy.ANTONYMS verbose.
    • taciturn ANTONYMS loquacious.
  54. mettle
    • 1.fortitude, balls.
    • 2. caliber, character
  55. gratuitous
    adjectivethere was one moment of nudity in the movie, and it was ridiculously gratuitous:unjustified, uncalled for, unwarranted, unprovoked, undue;indefensible, unjustifiable; needless, unnecessary, inessential,unmerited, groundless, senseless, wanton, indiscriminate; excessive,immoderate, inordinate, inappropriate. ANTONYMS necessary.
  56. inveterate
    • 1 an inveterate gambler: confirmed, hardened, incorrigible, addicted,habitual, compulsive, obsessive; informal pathological, chronic. 2 an inveterate liberal: staunch, steadfast, committed, devoted,dedicated, dyed-in-the-wool, out-and-out, diehard, hard-core.
    • 3 inveterate corruption: ingrained, deep-seated, deep-rooted, entrenched,congenital, ineradicable, incurable.
  57. undergird
    secure or fasten from the inside (esp by a rope or chain)
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