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abbreviated Communication
abridge, compendium, cursory, syllabus, synopsis, terse
Act Quickly
apace, abrupt, headlong, impetuous, precipitate
Assist
abet, advocate, ancillary, bolster, corroborate, countenance, espouse, mainstay, munificent, proponent, stalwart, sustenance
Bad Mood
bilious, dudgeon, irascible, pettish, petulant, pique, querulous, umbrage, waspish
Beginner
dilettante, fledgling, neophyte, novitiate, poselyte, tyro
Beginning
burgeoning, callow, engender, inchoate, incipient, nascent
Biting
acerbic, acidulous, acrimonious, asperity, caustic, mordacious, mordant, trenchant
Bold
audacious, courageous, dauntless
Boring
banal,fatuous,hackneyed,insipid,mundane,pedestrian,platitude,prosaic,quotidian, trite
Carousal
bacchanalian, debauchery, deprave,iniquity,libertine,libidinous,licentious,reprobate,ribald,slacious,sordid,turpitude
Changing Quickly
capricious, mercurial, volatile
Copy
counterpart,emulate,facsimilefactitious,paradigm,precursor,quintessence,simulated,vicarious
Criticize
aspersion,belittle,berate, calumny,castigate,decry,defamation,denounce,deride,diatribe,disparage,escoriate,gainsay
Death/Mourning
bereave,cadaver,defunct,demise,dolorous,elegy,knell,lament,macabre,moribundkobesequies,sepulchral,wrath
Denying of Self
abnegate, abstain, ascetic, spartan, stoic, temperate
Dictatorial
authoritarian, depsotic, dogmatic, hegemonic, imperious, peremptory, tyrannical
Difficult to Understand
abstruse, ambiguous, arcane, bemusing, cryptic, enigmatic, esoteric, inscrutable, obscure, opaque, paradoxical, perplexing, recondite
Disgusting/Offensive
defile, fetid, invidious, noisome, odious, putrid, rebarbative
Easy to understand
articulate, cogent, eloquent, evident, limpid, lucid, pellucid
Eccentric/Dissimilar
aberrant, anachronism, anomalouw, iconoclast, discrete, eclectic, esoteric
Embarrass
abash, chagrin, compunction, contrition, diffidence, expiate, foible, gaucherie, rue
Equal
equitable, equity, tantamount
Falsehood
apocryphal, canard, chicanery, dissemble, duplicity, equivocate, erroneous, ersatz, fallacious
Family
conjugal, consanguine, distaff, endogamous, filial, fratricide, progenitor, scion
Favoring
ardor, doctrinaire, fervid, partisan, tendentious, zealot
Forgive
absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, expiate, palliate, redress, vindicate
Funny
chortle, droll, facetious, flippant, gibe, jocular, levity, ludicrous, raillery, riposte, simper
Gaps
abatement, aperture, fissure, hiatus, interregnum, interstice, lull, orifice, rent, respite, rift
Generous
altruistic, beneficient, clement, largess, magnanimous, munificent, philanthropic, unstinting
Greedy
avaricious, covetous, mercenary, miserly, penurious, rapacious, venal
Hardhearted
asperity, baleful, dour, fell, malevolent, mordant, sardonic, sdathing, truculent, vitriolic, vituperation
Harmful
baleful,baneful,deleterious, inmical, injurious, insidious, minatory, perfidious, pernicious
Harsh-Sounding
cacophony, din, dissonant, raucous, strident
Hatred
abhorrence,anathema,antagonism,antipathy,detestation,enmity,loathing,malice,odium,rancor
Healthy
beneficial, salubrious, salutary
Hesitate
dither, oscillate,teeter,vacillate,waver
Hostile
antithetic,churlish,curmudgeon,irascible,malevolent,misanthropic, truculent,vindictive
Innocent
credulous, gullible, ingenious, naive, novitiate, tyro
Insincere
disingenuous, dissemble, fulsome, ostensible, unctuous
Investigate
appraise, ascertain, assay, descry, peruse
Lazy
indolent,inert,lackadaisical, languid,lassitude,lethargic, phlegmatic,quiescent, slothful, torpid
Luck
aventitious,amulet,auspicious,fortuitous,kismet,optimum,portentous,propitiate, propitious, providential
Nag
admonish,cavil,belabor,enjoin,exhort,harangue,hector,martinet,remonstrate,reproof
Nasty
fetid, noisome, noxious
Not a Straight Line
askance,awry,careen,carom,circuitous,circumvent,gyrate,labyrinth, meander,oblique, serrated, sidle, sinious, undulating, vortex
Overblown
bombastic,circumlocution,garrulous,grandiloquent,loquacious,prolix,rhetoric,turgid,verbose
Pacify
ameliorate, appease,assuage,defer.mitigate,mollify,placate,propitiate,satiate,slake,sooth
Pleasant-Sounding
euphonious,harmonious,melodious,sonprous
Poor
destitute, esurient,impecunious, indigent
Praise
acclaim,accolade,aggrandize,encomium,eulogize,extol,fawn, laud/laudatory, venerate/veneration
Predict
augur, auspice, fey, harbinger, portentous, presage, prescient, prognosticate
Prevent
discomfort, encumber, fetter, forfend, hinder, impde, inhibit, occlude
Smart
astute, canny, erudite, perspicacious
Sorrow
disconsolate,doleful,dolor,elagiac, forlorn, lament, lugubrious, melancholy, morose, plaintive, threnody
Stubborn
implacable, intransigent, obdurate, obstinate, recalcitrant, refractory, renitent, untoward, vexing
Terse
compendious, curt, laconic, pithy, succinct, taciturn
Time
anachronism,antecede, antedate,anterior,archaic, diurnal,eon,ephermal,epoch,fortnight,millenium,penultimate
Truth
candor, fealty, frankness, indisputable, indubitable, legitimate, probity, sincere, veracious, verity
unusual
aberration, anomaly, iconoclast, idiosyncrasy
Walking About
ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic
Wandering
discrusive, expatiate, forage, itinerant, peregrination, peripatetic, sojourn
Weaken
adulterate, enervate, exacerbate, inhibit, obviate, stultify, undermine, vitiate
Wisdom
adage,aphorism, apothegm, axiom, bromide, dictum, epigram, platitude, sententious, truism
Withdrawal
abeyance,abjure,abnegation, abortive,abrogate,decamp, demur,recant,recidivism,remission,renege,rescind,retrograde
Time/Order/Duration
anachronism, antecede, antedate, anterior, archaic, diurnal, eon, ephemeral, epoch, fortnight, millenium, penultimate, synchronous, temporal
Timid/Timidity
craven, diffident, pusillanimous, recreant, timorous, trepidation

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