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1. Adamant (adj.): firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible;(n) an extremely hard substance Antonyms: (adj) yielding, flexible,

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1 1. Adamant (adj.): firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible;(n) an extremely hard substance Antonyms: (adj) yielding, flexible, pliable

2 2. Brouhaha (n): a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified Synonyms: furor, hullabaloo, tumult, pandemonium

3 3. Bulwark (n): a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; (v) to provide such defense or protection Synonyms: (n) stronghold, citadel, bastion, rampart Antonyms: (n) breach, weak point in the defense

4 4. Choleric (adj.): easily made angry, bad- tempered Synonyms: irascible, testy, splenetic, bilious Antonyms: affable, genial, even-tempered

5 5. Cloy (v): to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit Antonyms: stimulate, whet

6 6. curtail (v): to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce Synonyms: limit, abbreviate, abridge, contract Antonyms: protract, extend

7 7. Deference (n): courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior Synonyms: respect, consideration, courtesy Antonyms: contempt, disrespect, scorn, disdain

8 8. Definitive (adj.): conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done Synonyms: exhaustive, authoritative Antonyms: tentative, inconclusive

9 9. Demeanor (n): the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien Synonyms: conduct, behavior, bearing, carriage

10 10. Enigmatic (adj.): puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood Synonyms: baffling, mysterious, inexplicable Antonyms: intelligible, understandable, fathomable

11 11. Impromptu (adj. adv.): without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; (n) an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation Synonyms: (adj.) spontaneous, improvised, unrehearsed Antonyms: (adj.) rehearsed, planned, prepared, premeditated

12 12. Mawkish (adj.) excessively and objectionable sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor Synonyms: sentimentalized, maudlin, mushy, nauseating Antonyms: unsentimental, callous, insensitive

13 13. Mollify (v): to soften, make gentle, pacify; to clam, allay ( as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity Antonyms: enrage, anger, aggravate, exacerbate

14 14. Onus (n): something that is heavy or burdensome( especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame Synonyms: burden, obligation, duty, stigma

15 15. Presentiment (N): a vague sense of approaching misfortune Synonyms: foreboding, premonition, hunch

16 16. Profligate (adj.): given over to dissipation and self- indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant;(n) a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending Synonyms: (adj.) prodigal, improvident;(n) spendthrift Antonyms: (adj.) penny-pinching, frugal, economical

17 17. Remit (v): to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer Synonyms: pay, absolve, subside, abate

18 18. Requisite (adj.); needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable Synonyms: required, obligatory, incumbent Antonyms: nonessential, superfluous, optional

19 19. Sartorial (adj.): of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men’s) Don’t have any synonym and antonym

20 20. Thwart (v): to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate Synonyms: foil, baffle Antonyms: aid, assist, abet, further


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