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  1. To approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way

    syn: confront, approach
    ant: evade, avoid, shun

    verb
    Accost
  2. A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval

    syn: rebuke, reproof
    ant: praise, compliment

    noun
    Animadversion
  3. desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager

    syn: keen, enthusiastic, grasping
    ant: reluctant, indifferent

    adjective
    Avid
  4. Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink

    syn: briny, saline
    ant: fresh, clear, sweet

    adjective
    Brackish
  5. Swiftness, rapidity of motion or action

    syn: speed, alacrity, promptness
    ant: slowness, sluggishness

    noun
    Celerity
  6. Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course

    syn: tricky, sly, artful, indirect
    ant:direct, open, straight forward

    adjective
    Devious
  7. In chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a latter advantage

    syn: ploy, ruse stratagem, maneuver

    noun
    Gambit
  8. A legendary bird identified with the first kingfisher

    syn: tranquil, serene, placid, palmy
    ant: turbulent, chaotic, tumultuous

    noun`
    Halcyon
  9. Pertaining to actors and their techniques

    syn: affected, stagy
    ant: low-keyed, muted, subdived

    adjective
    Histrionic
  10. Deliberately setting or causing fires

    syn: inflammatory, provocative
    ant: soothing, peace-maker

    adjective
    Incendiary
  11. Whirlpool of great size and violence

    syn: vortex, chaos, turbulence, tumult

    noun
    Maelstorm
  12. Nearsighted, lacking broad, realistic view of a situation

    syn: shortsighted
    ant: farsighted

    adjective
    Myopic
  13. Open, not hidden, expressed or revealed

    syn: clear, obvious, manifest, patent
    ant: secret, clandestine, covert, concealed

    adjective
    overt
  14. Tending to make worse: expressing disapproval

    syn: derogatory
    ant: complimentary, ameliorative

    adjective
    Pejorative
  15. The state of being proper, appropriateness

    syn: fitness, decorum, correctness
    ant: unseemliness, inappropriateness

    noun
    Propriety
  16. Improper or disrespectful treatment, of something

    syn: desecration, profanation

    noun
    Sacrilege
  17. Without delay or formality, briefly

    syn: promptly, abruptly

    adjective
    Summarily
  18. Asking humbly and earnestly

    adjective
    suppliant
  19. An object that serves as a charm r is believed to confer magical powers

    noun
    Tailsman
  20. To move in waves or with wavelike motionĀ 

    syn: ripple, rise and fall

    verb
    Undulate

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