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(adj.) spotless; IMPECCABLE in both the concrete and the abstract senseConnections: A person who is CAPTIOUS or fastidious, or one who CAVILS, hopes to produce work that is ____.
(adj.) peacefulAntonym: chaotic. Connection: '____ days' are characterized by AMITY.
(v.) to make holy or bless; CONSECRATEAntonym: DESECRATE
(n.) a belief that goes against or is a deviation from what is generally accepted; a DEFECTION.Connection: An APOSTATE or rebel is guilty of ____.
(n.) scornful priden/a
(n.) CHICANERY; deception; DUPLICITY; strategemConnections: People with ____ BEGUILE, CAJOLE, COLLABORATE or CONNIVE in CLANDESTINE, COVERT, FURTIVE CABALS or CONLAVES.
(n.) exaggerationAntonym: EUPHEMISM. Connections: DEMAGOGUES often employ ____ and HISTRIONICS in their DIATRIBES and HARANGUES.
(v.) 1) to spend the winter. 2) to become inactive or dormantn/a
(n.) a lover of pleasure; EPICUREAntonyms: ASCETIC; CELIBATE.
(adj.) 1) said of a person, not easily pacified; CANTANKEROUS; CHOLERIC; FRACTIOUS. 2) said of the laws of nature, not capable of being changed or modified; IMMUTABLE. 3) said of an/a
(adj.) scornfully proud; BUMPTIOUS; GRANDIOSEAntonym: ABJECT. Analogy- DROLL : HILARIOUS as COMPLACENT : ____
(n.) a state of disgraceAntonym: ADULATION. Connections: People who commit EGREGIOUS or HEINOUS crimes live in ____ and receive ANTIPATHY of others.
(n.) a facial expression, usually one of disgustConnections: If you have ANTIPATHY for something, or you are averse to doing something, you might make a ____ when asked to do that thing.
(n.) a forerunner; sign of things to come; AUGURYConnection: A ____ will ADUMBRATE the future.
(v.) 1) to permeate or infuse with color; to dye. 2) to permeate or infuse with a feelingConnection: People characterized by EBULLITION are ____ by spirit
(adj.) easily imposed upon or tricked; ARTLESS; CREDULOUS; GUILELESSAntonym: CYNICAL
(adj.) sociable; AFFABLE; CONVIVIALAntonym: DIFFIDENT
(adj.) uniform; composed of elements that are similar or compatibleAntonyms: HETEROGENOUS; HYBRID. Connection: In a ____ group, one would not expect to see ANOMALOUS people or things.
(n.) belief in one's own freedom from punishment, penalty, loss, or harm; belief that blame will not be IMPUTED to oneselfAntonym: COMPUNCTION. Connections: CONTUMACIOUS people do wrong with ____
(adj.) theatrical; deliberately affectedAnalogy- clothing : FLAMBOYANT as behavior : ____
(adj.) unfortunate; FECKLESSn/a
(adj.) worn out by overuse; commonplace; BANAL; clichédAntonym: FELICITOUS. Connections: A CLICHÉ is ____, as is DOGGEREL.
(n.) an obstructionConnections: An ____ is often CUMBROUS. An ____ may create an IMPASSE, whether concrete or abstract.
1) (adj.) of mixed breed; HETEROGENOUS in origin. 2) (n.) a plant or animal of mixed breed.Antonym: HOMOGENOUS in origin. Analogy- Plant or animal : ____ as group or class : HETEROGENOUS
(adj.) winteryn/a
DefinitionWordAntonyms/Connections
(v.) to accuse; to call into question; to deny or GAINSAYAntonyms: AVER; AVOUCH; CORROBORATE. Connections: Someone with forensic skills learns to ____ his opponents' positions.
(n.) curse; ANATHEMA; BLASPHEMY; DESECRATION; EXECRATIONAntonyms: BENISON; CONSECRATION; HALLOWING. Analogy- pious : BENISON as IMPIOUS : ____.
(adj.) irreverent; not respectful of religionConnections: Someone who engages in BLASPHEMY is ____. Someone who is ____ might DESECRATE a sacred place, because he/she would not respect its HALLOWED quality
(adj.) damp or moistn/a
(n.) a rumor designed to deceive or HOODWINK the public; CANARDConnections: People who perpetrate ____, such as CHARLATANS, are characterized by DUPLICITY or GUILE.
(n.) a clownConnection: A ____ is often seen as FATUOUS.
(adj.) boisterously merryAntonyms: DOLEFL; DOLOROUS. Analogy- COMPLACENT : HAUGHTY as DROLL : ____
(adj.) thin; CADAVEROUS; EMACIATED; GAUNTn/a
(n.) 1) destruction by fire. 2) the attempted genocide of the jews during World War II.Analogy (1)- water : DELUGE as fire : ____
(v.) plead with; beg; expostulateAntonym: COERCE. Analogy- BUMPTIOUS/FORMIDABLE/GRANDIOSE/HAUGHTY : COERCE as ABJECT : ____
(n.) 1) a gap in space; CLEAVAGE; FISSURE. 2) a gap in time; a vacation or time off from work. 3) a gap in knowledgen/a
(n.) a whim; eccentricity; oddity; ABBERATION; FOIBLEConnections: If one's ____ is mild, that person would be considered BALMY, not BIZARRE.
(adj.) 1) not allowing entrance or passage through; impermeable. 2) not capable of being damaged or harmed. 3) not capable of being affected or disturbed.Connections: An ADAMANT or CONTUMACIOUS person is ____ to correction. Someone COMPLACENT is ____ to criticism or suggestion.
(v.) to deceive; BEGUILE; CAJOLE; practice CHICANERY on; to trick with a CANARD or to play a HOAX onConnections: DEVIOUS people or people characterized by DUPLICITY or GUILE, such as CHARLATANS, ____ people who are ARTLESS, CREDULOUS, GUILELESS, or GULLIBLE.
(n.) 1) a formal sermon. 2) an ADMONITIONConnections: A ____ is supposed to be DIDACTIC and is supposed to EDIFY.
(adj.) incapable of being weighed, measured, conceived, or evaluated; INEFFABLEConnection: To an AGNOSTIC, the concept of a supreme being is ____.
(adj.) naive; without cunning; ARTLESS; CANDID; perhaps, GULLIBLEAntonyms: DEVIOUS; FURTIVE
(adj.) atrocious; DIABOLIC; EGREGIOUS, especially a crimeConnection: People who commit ____ crimes live in IGNOMINY.
1) (adj.) not prepared beforehand. 2) (adv.) done without previous preparation.Connections: People with FORENSIC skills can give COGENT, EFFICACIOUS ____ speeches.
(adj.) unchangeable; IMPLACABLE.n/a
(v.) to attribute or ascribe something to another, especially a fault or crimeAntonyms: EXCULPATE; EXONERATE. Connections: One ____ or ASCRIBES blame to the person who appears CULPABLE.
(n.) 1) impassable roadway. 2) predicament offering no obvious means of escape. 3) deadlockConnections: When negotiations reach an ____, an ARBITER must be called in Such a person might issue a DICTUM in order to ENJOIN the parties to reach a settlement.
(adj.) not uniform; different; HYBRIDAntonym: HOMOGENOUS
(adj.) faultless; IMMACULATEConnections: A person who is CAPTIOUS or FASTIDIOUS, or one who CAVILS, wants to achieve ____ results. An ____ character is one without FOIBLE or IDIOSYNCRASY.
(n.) a noisy, ranting speech; DIATRIBEAntonyms: ACCOLADES, ENCOMIUM, EULOGY. Connections: a ____ is the ACERBIC, ACRIMONIOUS, BOMBASTIC speech of a DEMAGOGUE.

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