come face to face with
Why do we refuse to confront the unsavory problems of our times in a candid and incisive way?
dislike, distaste, hate
Her antipathy towards men was based on rather nebulous events that she construed to prove that they were all perfidious.
He found his servile position a degrading one and could not accept ot with equanimity.
He was a tenacious competitor, and at his own volition he placed his title in jeopardy on many occasions.
The expatriate decided to make his sojourn in France a permanent one in order to give up his nomadic way of life.
simple, unadorned, hard
Far from being ostentatious, she was considered the acme of fashion because of her austere manner of dress.
On tht felicitous occasion the amount of money he spent was irrelevant
During the turbulent days of the war, they wished for the halcyon days of earlier times.
Because he was an itinerant worker, he ahd to disdain carrying superfluous equipment.
When he found his sinecure was no longer tenable, he felt it a proitious time to resign.
inspire, stimulate, provoke
Complacent people are difficult to motivate to altrustic actions.
use or give a reason other than the real one
It is pathetic the way some citizens rationalize their apathy during election years
healing or curing process
In order to compleate the therapy, the doctor said a trip to a warm, dry climate was mandatory.
beginning to exist or develop
His beard was in its nascent state, it would soon be a hirsute masterpiece.
image-breaker, attacker of beliefs
The iconoclast was in favor of jettisoning one of the traditions that had become an intrisic part of his life.
The erudite man was more than merely bilingual; he spoke five languages.
persistent fear, strong dislike
She could not countenance the sight of a leathal weapon; it was tantamount to a phobia with her.
appropriate, in close relationship to
Epithets are not germane when motivating a child to a task.
I would never have the temerity to walk across the steel girders high up on a new building; an onset of vertigo wouls surely follow.
The bedlam in the study hall was not conducive to good work habits.