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  1. to be an omen of: to indicate by signs
    s: presage, augur, foreshadow
    bode
  2. having an unpleasant or offensive odor
    s: smelly, putrid, noisome, foul, malodorous
    a: fragrant, aromatic, perfumed, sweet
    fetid
  3. to yield or submit tamely or submissively
    s: kowtow, stoop, grovel
    a: resist, defy, stand up to
    truckle
  4. thus so; intentionally written so
    sic
  5. a member of the ruling class; a person of high rank; belonging to; befitting, or characteristic of such a person
    s: aristocrat, peer, highborn
    a: commoner, plebeian
    patrician
  6. an essential or indispensdable element or condition
    s: necessity, desideratum
    sine qua non
  7. the period of greatest power, vigor, success, or influence; the prime years
    s: golden age
    a: formative years, twilight years, decline
    heyday
  8. highly elaborate or ornate; vividly colored; strikingly brilliant or bold
    s: ostentatious, florid
    a: staid, sedate, decorous, seemly, sober
    flamboyant
  9. one who forsakes his or her religion, party or cause
    s: renegade, defector
    a:true believer
    apostate
  10. a dead end; a position from which there is no escape; a problem to which there is no solution
    s: standoff., stalemate
    impasse
  11. a division into two contradictory or mutually exclusive parts; a branching or forking in an ancestral line
    s: schism, bifurcation
    a:uniformity, oneness
    dichotomy
  12. to defraud, cheat, or swindle; to evade payment of; to frustrate, thwart
    s: cozen
    bilk
  13. very uncertain or unsure; dangerous or risky
    s:perilous, dubious, ticklish
    a: safe, sturdy, firm
    precarious
  14. a close or harmonious relationship
    s: tie, affinity, understanding
    rapport
  15. an unpredictable erratic, or seemingly purposeless action, occurrence or notion
    s: caprice, quirk
    vagart
  16. a curse, the act of cursing
    s: execration
    a: benediction
    imprecation
  17. in secret; confidentially, privately; secretive
    s: secretly, covertly, stealthily, furtively
    a: overtly, openly
    sub rosa
  18. harmful to physical health or morals
    s: pernicious, noisome, deleterious
    a: wholesome, salubrious, beneficial
    noxious
  19. complete and confirmed honesty; total integrity
    s: uprightness
    a: corruption, venality, immorality, iniquity
    probity
  20. to clear of guilt or blame
    s: absolve, acquit
    a: convict, condemn
    exculpate
  21. practicing self-denial for the sake of personal or spiritual discipline; one who leads a life of self-discipline; especially to express religious devotions
    s: spartan, celibate
    a: wanton, hedonist
    ascetic
  22. to shorten by or as if by cutting off, lop
    s: trim, abbreviate
    a: lengthen, elongate, extend, protract
    truncate
  23. excessive pride in and boastfulness about ones own accomplishments or qualities, a vain show or display
    s: vanity, conceit, swagger, pretentiousness
    a: humility, modesty, diffidence
    vainglory
  24. shining or gleaming brilliantly; splendid or magnificent
    s: radiant, dazzling, glourious
    a: dull, lusterless
    resplendent
  25. sourness or bitterness of taste; harshness or severity of manner of expression
    s: acidity, astringency, mordancy, asperity
    a: blandness, mellowness, mildness
    acerbity

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