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- bereave: be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, esp. due to the loved one's death
- knell: end, toll
- macabre: gruesome: black, weird, unhealthy; informal sick.
- moribund:waning, dying
- obsequies: funeral rites, funeral service,funeral, burial, interment, entombment, inhumation, last offices;formal exequies; archaic sepulture.
- sepulchral: gloomy, lugubrious
- wraith: ghost, specter
denying of self
- abnegate: renounce
- ascetic: austere; ANT sybaritic.
- Noun... abstainer, puritan, recluse, hermit, anchorite, solitary;fakir, Sufi, dervish, sadhu; archaic eremite. ANTONYMS sybarite.spartan
- stoic : phlegmatic ANT, complaining
- 1. clement, benign, balmy. ANTONYMSextreme.
- 2. self-restrained; abstemious; ascetic; teetotal, abstinent. ANTONYMS immoderate.
- despotic: ANT, democratic
- S imperious: peremptory, commanding, imperial, arrogant, haughty, presumptuous
- S peremptory
- tyrannical: dictatorial ANT: democratic
- S imperious:
- draconic: excessively harsh and severe .
- fetid: ANT FRAGRANT
- invidious: ANT PLEASANT
- rebarbative: unattractive
difficult to understand
- turbid ANT clear
easy to understand
- limpid: ANT OPAQUE
- aberrant - deviant, anomalous, rogue; strange, odd, peculiar. ANTONYMS NORMAL, typical, anachronism
- iconoclast-dissident, dissenter, infidel; rebel,renegade, mutineer.
- compunction: scruples; guilt,regret, contrition, self-reproach.
- contrition: , penitence, regret, ruefulness; shame,compunction; archaic rue.
- diffidence: shyness, self-effacement, reticence,
- expiate-atone for,do penance for, redress, redeem, offset, make good.
- foible-weakness, flaw,imperfection; quirk,idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, peculiarity. ANTONYMS strength.
- gaucherie: awkward, embarassing, or unsophisticated ways
- rue: regret
- apocryphal: fictitious, spurious. ANT authentic.
- canard: an unfounded rumor or story
- ersatz: insuperior, substitute
- feigned: sincere
- perfidy: deceitfulness; untrustworthiness.
- conjugal: marital, matrimonial,nuptial, marriage, bridal; Law spousal; literary connubial.
- distaff: spindle, of women (M: de STAFF, WOMENS TASK)
- endogamous: (M Ending amarous gama)
- filial: (fial all kids)
- progenitor: promote generations
- scion: descendent from ions
- ardor/ardent: ardiendo
- doctrinaire: dogmatic, rigid; authoritarian, intolerant, fanatical, zealous,extreme (M.doctor)
- fervid: fever
- partisan: my part is in
- tendentious: tend denn
- zealot: seeee them allllot
- redress-remedy or set right
- chortle: chuckle
- droll: jocular : ANT serious (M DRUNK TROLL)
- facetious: (FACE IS ISHHH)
- raillery: teasing (<> RAIL- to protest)
- simper: smily whimper
- riposte: retort (M RIP YOUR HOST)
- abatement: subsidding: A BAIT is MEANT...
- interstice: intervening space (INTERUPT MY GYSTTT)
- rent: gorge, rip, tear (MONEY FROM MY POCKET)
- rift: crack, break (RIP MY DRIFT)
- munificent: (of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary :ANT mean
- venal: bribable, open to bribery; dishonest; mercenary ANT. honorable, honest.
- fell: of terrible evil or ferocity; deadly : murderous, savage,, vicious, ferocious,barbarous, barbaric, monstrous, cruel, ruthless; archaic sanguinary.
- S scathing
- S vitriolic: acrimonious, rancorous
- S baleful:threatening harm; menacing
- S baneful: a cause of great distress or annoyance
- S deleterious
- S injurious
- insidious: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects; stealthy, surreptitious
- pernicious: having a harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way
- minatory: expressing or conveying a threat
- din <> silence
- strident<> soft
- anathema: an abomination, a bane, a bugbear, a bête noire; adjectives abhorrent, hateful, repugnant, odious, repellent,offensive.
- kismet: destiny, fate
- propitiate: appease, mollify.ANT provoke.
- propitious: favorable, auspicious; opportune, timely. ANT inauspicious,unfortunate.
- providential: opportune, auspicious, propitious, heaven-sent, welcome, golden,lucky, happy, fortunate, felicitous, timely, well-timed, seasonable,convenient, expedient. ANTONYMS inopportune.
- assay: evaluation,assessment, appraisal, analysis, examination, test/tests, testing,inspection, scrutiny.
- phlegmatic: 'calm, cool, and collected', serene, tranquil, placid, impassive,imperturbable; stolid,bland, lifeless; unflappable. ANT excitable.
- kismet: destiny, fate
- providential opportune, advantageous,favorable, auspicious, propitious, heaven-sent, welcome, golden,lucky, happy, fortunate, felicitous, timely, well-timed, seasonable,convenient, expedient. ANTONYMS inopportune.
- cavil: carp
- exhort: urge
- hector: bully,intimidate, harass, torment, plague; coerce, threaten, menace; .
- martinet: nouna strict disciplinarian, esp. in the armed forces.
Not a straight line
- askance : suspiciously, skeptically, cynically, dubiously; contemptuously, scornfully, disdainfully. ANT approvingly.
- awry: askew, crooked, skewed, skew, off-center, uneven;. ANT straight, symmetrical.careen
- carom: strike and rebound
- propitiate: appease, placate, mollify, pacify,make peace with, conciliate, make amends to, soothe, calm.ANTONYMS provoke.
- slake : quench, satisfy, sate,satiate, relieve, assuage.
- esurient: hungry or greedy
- impecunious: ANT: wealthy
- indigent: poor/needy
- encomium: eulogy, panegyric, paean, accolade; praise, acclaim, homage.
- auspice: a divine or prophetic token, with the help, support, or protection of
- fey: an impression of vague unworldliness; having supernatural powers of clairvoyance.;
- encumber: hamper, burden
- fetter: shackle, obstruct
- forfend: protect (something) by precautionary measures.
- elegiac:mournful ANT: cheerful
- inexorable: relentless, intransigent
- untoward: unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient
- compendious: succinct; ANT expanded
- diurnal: of or during the day
- eon: indefinite long period of timeephemeral
- recreant: coward
- trepidation: fear ANT equinamity,
- expatiate:speak or write at length
- forage: hunt
- itinerant: traveling
- peregrination: wandering from place to place
- peripatetic: wandering, nomadic
- sojourn: stay (SO JOURNEY)
- obviate: preclude, weaken,
- stultify: hamper
- vitiate: spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of
- adage S
- aphorism S consise
- apothegm S
- bromide: trite and unoriginal idea
- dictum:pronouncement, saying, diktat
- epigram: witticism, wisecrack
- platitude: cliché
- sententious: moralism, ponticious
- abeyance: in suspension
- abnegation:renounciation self-denial ANT...acceptance, self indulgence
- abrogate: repeal ANT institute, introduct
- decamp: abscond, break camp, move on.
- demur:objection, object
- recidivism: a reoffence
- renege: default on, ANT HONOR
- retrograde: for the worse, going backwards ANT: positive, moving forward