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Glossary of 9-6-04

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adverse
unfavorable,negative;working against,hostile-Syn.difficult,trying-Ant.favorable,positive,helpful
arid
extremely dry;uninteresting,dull-Syn. waterless,parched,boring,unimagintive-Ant.waterlogged,soggy,fertile,lush
assailant
a person who attacks violently-Syn.assaulter,attacker,mugger-Ant.victim,prey,injured party
billow
a large wave to rise or well -Syn.breaker surge,bulge,balloon-Ant.trough;deflate,collapse
confront
to meet face-to-face,especially as a challenge;come to grips with-Syn.face,encounter-Ant.avoid,evade,sidestep
constrain
to force,compel;to restrain,hold back
contemporary
belong to the same period of one time as one self
depict
to portray ;to represent or show in form of a pitcher
disinterested
fair-minded,free from selfish motive
encompass
to encircle,go or reach around;to enclose;to include with a certain group or class

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