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Acquisitive
Concerned with acquiring wealth and property; Able to retain ideas.
SYN: Greedy;Grasping;Retentive
ANT: Altruistic;Unretentive
Arrogate
To claim or take without right.
SYN:Expropiate;Usurp;Commandeer
ANT:Relinquish;Abandon;Abdicate

Banal
Hackneyed;Trite;commonplace
SYN:Stale;Inspid
ANT:Fresh;Novel;Original;New
Belabor
To work excessively; To thrash soundly.
SYN:Overwork.
Carping
Tending to find fault, especially in a petty,nasty, or hard-splitting way.
SYN:Nit-picking;cavilling
ANY:Approving;Uncritical
Coherent
Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole;comprehensible,meanigful.
SYN:Connected;Unified;Consistent;Cohesive
ANT:Muddled;Chaotic;Disjointed
Congeal
To change from liquid to solid,thicken; To make inflexible or rigid.
SYN:Harden;Jell;Coagulate;Solidify
ANT:Melt;Liquify
Emulate
To imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model.
SYN:Copy;Mimic;Rival;Match;Measure up to
Encomium
A formal expression of praide , a lavish tribute.
SYN:Panegyric;Eulogy;Commendation
ANY:Condemnation;Castigation;Criticism
Eschew
To avoid, shun, keepy away from.
SYN:Abstain from; Steer clear of;Forgo
ANT:Embrace;Adopt
Germane
Relevant, appropiate, apropos, fitting, pertinent.
Insatiable
So great or demanding as not to be satisfied.
unquenchable, ravenous,voracious.
intransigent
Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable.
uncompromising,unyielding, obdurate.
Invidious
Offensive,hateful;tending to cause bitterness and resentment.
Malicious, spiteful, prejudicial,pejorative.
largesse
generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions.
Liberality,munificence,bounty.
reconnaissance
a survey made for military purposes.
scouting expedition.
substantiate
to establish by evidence, prove, give concrete or substantial form to.
Verify, confirm. validate, authenticate.
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little.
tight-lipped,uncommunicative,laconic.
temporize
to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid confrontation or post-pone a decision.
hedge, dilldally, procrastinate.
tenable
capable of being held or defended.
defensible, justifiable, maintainable.
Accost
to approach and speak to first.
Buttonhole,approach,confront.
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval.
Rebuke, reproof.
Avid
desirous of something to the point of greed.
keen, enthuiastic, grasping.
brackish
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink.
briny,saline
celerity
swiftness,rapidity of motion or action.
promptness, alacrity, speed.
devious
straying or wandering from a straight or direct course.
Roundabout, indirect, tricky, sly ,artful.
gambit
in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage.
Ploy, stratagem, ruse, manuever .
halycon
Calm, peaceful, happy, golden, prosperous, affluent.
tranquil,serene,placid,palmy.
histrionic
pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial, melodramatic.
affected, stagy.
incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires.
inflammatory, provocative, firebrand.
Maelstrom
A whirlpool of great size and violence.
Vortex, chaos, turbulence, tumult.
myopic
nearsighted. lacking a braod realistic view of a situation.
SHortsighted
overt
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized.
clear, obvious, manifest, patent.
pejorative
tending to make worse; expressing disproval.
Derogatory,deprecatory, belittling.
propiety
that stae of being proper,appropiateness, socially acceptable.
fitness, correctness,decorum.
sacrilege
inproper or disrespectful of something sacred.
desecration, profanation, defilement.
Summarily
without delay or formality; briefly,concisely.
Promptly,peremptorily,abruptly.
Suppliant
Asking humbly and earnestly; petitioner,suitor.
Talismen
Object that serves as a charm.;
Amulet,fetish.
Undulate
to move in wavers or with wavelike motion;
Ripple,fluctuate,rise and fall.
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