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  1. generosity in giving; lavish/bountiful contribution

    syn: liberality, munificence, bounty
    ant: stinginess, miserliness

    Noun
    Largesse
  2. Relevent, appropriate, apropos, fitting

    Syn: Pertinent
    Ant: irrelevent, extraneous, inappropriate

    Adjective
    Germane
  3. To claim or take without right

    syn: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
    ant: reliquish, renounce

    verb
    Arrogate
  4. Hackneyed, trite, commonplace

    syn: stale, insipid
    ant: fresh, novel, original, new

    Adjective
    Banal
  5. Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned withaquiring wealth/property

    syn: greedy, grasping, retentive
    ant:altruistic, unretentive

    Adjective
    Acquisitive
  6. To imitate with the intent or equaling or surpassing the model

    syn: copy, mimis, match

    verb
    Emulate
  7. Offinsive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

    syn:malicous, spiteful, prejudicial
    ant: complimentary, flattering

    Adjective
    Invidious
  8. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

    syn: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
    ant: condemnation, castigation, criticism

    noun
    Encomium
  9. refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

    syn: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
    ant: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding

    adjective
    Intransigent
  10. To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

    syn: harden, jell, coaluate
    ant: melt, liquefy

    Verb
    Congeal
  11. Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

    Syn: tight-lipped, laconic
    ant: garrulous, loquacious

    adjective
    Taciturn
  12. Capable of being held or defended

    syn: defensible, justifiable

    adjective
    Tenable
  13. To establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

    syn: verify, confirm, validate
    ant: disprove, invalidate

    verb
    Sunstantiate
  14. A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection

    syn: scouting expedition

    noun
    Reconnaissance
  15. to work excessively; to thrash soundly

    syn: Overwork

    verb
    Belabor
  16. To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confronation; or postpone a decision; to compromise

    syn: hedge, dillydally

    verb
    Temporize
  17. Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

    syn: connected, unified, consistant
    ant: muddle, chaotic, disjointed

    adjective
    Coherent
  18. to avoid, shun, keep away from

    syn: abstain from, forgo
    ant: embrace, adopt

    verb
    Eschew
  19. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; petty, nagging criticism

    syn: nit-picking, caviling
    ant: approving, uncitical

    adjective and noun
    Carping
  20. So great or demanding as not to be satisfied

    syn: unquenchable, raveous, voracious

    adjective
    Insatiable

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