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WordDefinitionSynonymAntonymPart of Speech
admonish to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of duty warn, call on the carpet praise, pat on the back verb
cumbersome clumsy, hard to handle;slow-moving unwiedly, ponderous manageable, easy to handle adjective
diffuse to spread or scatter freely or widely disperse concentrate
dilemma a difficult or perplexing situation or problem predicament, quandary, pickle, bind cinch
predispose to incline beforehand make susceptible to immunize against, shield from
spasmodic sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent irregular, occasional steady, continuous, chronic
unbridled uncontrolled, lacking in restraint unrestrained, unchecked restrained, held in check, muted
comely having a pleasing appearance good-looking, attractive, bonny plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
compensate to make up for; to repay for services pay back, reimberse, recompense fail to reward, stiff
dissolute loose in one's morals or behavior dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper
erratic not regular or consistant; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable irregular, inconsistant, unpredictable steady, consistant, dependable
expulsion the process of driving or forcing out ejection, ouster, eviction admittance, admission
fient a deliberately deceptive moment; a pretense trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff
proliferate to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly multiply, mushroom, burgeon decrease, dimish, dwindle, slack off
subjugate to conquer by force, bring under complete control subdue, vanquish, master be conquered, submit, surrender
tantalize to tease, torment by teasing tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water (blank)satisfy, fulfill, gratify
adherent a follower, supporter disciple opponent, adversary, critic, detractor
marauder a raider, plunderer looter, pirate, freebooter (blank)
rift a split, breack, breach crack, fissure, gap, cleft reconciliation
semblance a likeness; and owtward appearance; an apparition appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
surmount to overcome, rise above conquer, triumph over be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to
usurp to sieze and hold a position by force or without sieze illegally, commandeer, supplant (blank)
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