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2010-02-08 19:45:09

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  1. auxillary
    giving assistance or support; (n) a helper, aid

    • s- additional, back-up,(n) reserve, accessory
    • a- main, primay, principal
  2. candid
    frank, sincere; impartial; unposed

    • s- forthright, plainspoken, unbiased
    • a- insincere, evaive, misleading, artful
  3. cubical
    a small romm or compartment

    • s- enclosure, hole-in-the-wall
    • a- vast hall, auditorium
  4. drudgery
    work that is hard and tiresome

    • s- toil, labor, grind
    • a- play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun
  5. envoy
    a representative or messanger (as of goverment)

    s-agent, ambasador, emissary, minister
  6. escalate
    the elevate; to increase in intensity

    • s- climb, raise, ascend, mount
    • a- decease, lessen, desend, defuse
  7. expedient
    a means to an end;(adj) advantageous, useful

    • s- contrivenient, device; (adj) serviceable
    • A- inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous
  8. feign
    to pretend

    s- fake, sham, affect, simulate
  9. flair
    a natural quality, talent, or skill; a disinctive style

    • s- aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache
    • a- inability, incapacity
  10. grievious
    causing sorrow or pain; serious

    • s-painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant
    • a- joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting
  11. heterogeneous
    composed of different kinds; diverse

    • s- miscellaneous, mixed, varegated
    • a- uniform, homogeneous, of a piece
  12. horde
    a vast number (as of people) a throng

    • s- crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm
    • a- few, handful
  13. impel
    to force, drive forward

    • s- urge, push, spur, prople, incite
    • a- discorage, check, restrain, curb
  14. incredulous
    disbelieving, skeptical

    • s- dubious, mistrustful, doubting
    • a- beiving, trustful, gulible
  15. inscribe
    to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list

    • s- imprint, enroll, enlist
    • a- erase, rub out, delet, efface, obliterate
  16. monologue
    a peech oby one actor; a long talk by one person

    • s- soliloquy, recitation
    • a- dialogue, conversation, collquy
  17. prognosis
    a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation

    s- prediction, projection
  18. rasping
    with harsh, grating sound (n) a harsh sound

    • s- scratchy, scraping, abrasive, graveelly
    • a- sonorous, smooth, satiny, sillky, mellow
  19. repugnant
    offensive, disagreeable, distastful

    • s-hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive
    • a- pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome
  20. scuttle
    to sink a shipby cutting holes in it; to get rid of omething in a diecisive way; to run hastifuly, scurry;(n) a pail

    • s- abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump
    • a- keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve