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1.auxiliary

(adj) giving assistance or support;(n) a helper, aid S: additional, back up, reserve, accessory A: main, primary, principal

2.candid

(adj) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed S: forthright, plainspoken, unbiased A: insincere, evasive, misleading, artful

3.cubicle

(n) a small room or compartment S: enclosure, hole-in-the-wall A: vast hall, auditorioum

4.drudgery

(n) work that is hard and tiresome S: toil, labor, grind A: play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun

5.envoy

(n) a representative or messenger (as of government) S: agent, ambassador, emissary, minister

6.escalate

(v) to elevate; to increase in intensity S: climb, raise, ascend, mount A: decrease, lessen, descend, defuse

7.expedient

(n) a means to an end; (adj) advantageous, useful S: contrivance, device, serviceable A: inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous

8.feign

(v) to pretend S: fake, sham, affect, simulate

9.flair

(n) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style S: aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache A: inability, incapacity

10.grievous

(adj) causing sorrow or pain; serious S: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant A: joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting

11.heterogeneous

(adj) causing sorrow or pain; serious S: miscellaneous, mixed, variegated A: uniform, homogeneous, of a piece

12.horde

(n) a vast number (as of people); a throng S: crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm A: few, handful

13.impel

(v) to force, drive forward S: urge, push, spur, propel, incite A: discourage, check, restrain, curb

14.incredulous

(adj) disbelieve, skeptical S: dubious, mistrustful, doubting A: believing, trustful, gullible

15.inscribe

(v) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list S: imprint, enroll, enlist A: erase, rub out, delete, efface, obliterate

16.monologue

(n) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person S: soliloquy, recitation A: dialogue, conversation, colloquy

17.prognosis

(n) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation S: prediction, projection

18.rasping

(adj) with a harsh, grating sound; (n) a harsh sound S: scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravelly A: sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow

19.repugnant

(adj) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful S: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive A: pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome

20.scuttle

(v) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n) a pail S: abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump A: keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve