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To lower in character, quality, or value To degrade, adulterate To cause to deteriorate Syn: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
Every time a new rule is introduced in a popular sport, there are fans who say it will debase the game.
To commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently To contaminate, pollute
The search continues for the vandals who desecrated the cemetery.
To confuse To disturb the composure of
They had hoped to disconcert him with an unexpected question, but he was well prepared.
Grand in an impressive or stately way; Marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
In how many cities, I wonder, does an ambitious engineer dream up such grandiose designs?
Trifling, unimportant Syn: trivial, petty
Feel free to ignore the inconsequential details, provided that you are sure that they are unimportant.
Infraction A Breaking of a law or obligation Synonyms: violation, transgression, breach, offense His uncle paid a fine for his infraction of the local recycling regulations.
Mitigate To make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity Synonyms: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish I had hoped to mitigate her anger by offering an apology.
Mitigate Hopefully, burping a baby will mitigate its crying.
Pillage To rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) the act of looting; booty Synonyms: Ravage, sack, loot, booty The commanding officer warned his troops not to pillage the conquered city.
Prate To talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion Synonyms: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver He would prate endlessly about the past but say nothing useful about our present dilemma.
Punctilious Very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety Synonyms: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky The clerk was so punctilious in obeying court rules that I had to be very careful to sign the papers accurately.
Redoubtable Inspiring fear of awe; illustrations, eminent Synonyms: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august As a fierce ruler he was redoubtable, but like all such rulers, not much loved.
Reprove To find fault with, scold, rebuke Synonyms: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach She reproved her staff for not following orders.
Restitution The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage Synonyms: compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration They made restitution for the damage to the car but never fully regained the friendship of its owner.
Stalwart (adj.)Strong and sturdy, brave, resolute, (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position Synonyms: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant She became a stalwart of the basketball team as their statistician.
Stalwart Superman is a stalwart hero to all of the citizens of the city. (adj.) Sturdy (n) Mainstay
Vulnerable Open to attack, capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected Synonyms: Defenseless, exposed, unguarded Those brave enough to have opposed the dictator’s rise now found themselves in a vulnerable position when he gained power.