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Definition

apt

apt'

(adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn

SYNONYMS: appropriate, fit, liable

ANTONYMS: inappropriate, slow

awry

aw ry'

(adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course

SYNONYMS: (adj.) crooked, askew, amiss

ANTONYMS: (adj.) straight, symmetrical

bludgeon

bludg' eon

(n.) a short club used as a weapon; (v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point

SYNONYMS: (n.) cudgel; (v.) clobber, clout

capitulate

ca pit' u late

(v.) to end resistance, give up, throw in the towel

ANTONYMS: hold out, persist

chafe

chafe'

(v.) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing

SYNONYMS: (v.) irritate, scrape, abrade

ANTONYMS: (v.) soothe, mollify, please, elate

defile

de file'

(v., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; (v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns; (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon

SYNONYMS: (v., trans.) pollute, contaminate

ANTONYMS: (v., trans.) cleanse, purify

dire

dire'

(adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster

SYNONYMS: disastrous, ominous, sinister, urgent

ANTONYMS: favorable, auspicious, beneficial

disarming

dis arm' ing

(adj.) charming, tending to soften unfriendliness or suspicion

SYNONYMS: endearing, winning

ANTONYMS: alarming, troubling, disquieting

disgruntled

dis grunt' led

adj., part) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed

SYNONYMS: displeased, grumpy, surly

ANTONYMS: pleased, satisfied, content

encroach

en croach'

(v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass

SYNONYMS: intrude, infringe

endow

dow'

(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality

SYNONYMS: grant, bestow, present, bequeath

ANTONYMS: take away, deprive

fend

fend'

(v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage

SYNONYMS: stave off, cope

impunity

im pu ni ty'

(n.) freedom from punishment

SYNONYMS: exemption from penalty, immunity

mien

mien'

(n.) air, manner; appearance; expression

SYNONYMS: look, bearing

penal

pe' nal

(adj.) having to do with punishment

SYNONYM: disciplinary

pertinent

per' ti nent

(adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point

SYNONYMS: germane, apropos

ANTONYMS: unrelated, irrelevant, immaterial

predominant

pre dom' in ant

(adj.) the greatest in strength or power; most common

SYNONYMS: chief, major, paramount, prevalent

ANTONYMS: secondary, minor, subsidiary, rare

prodigy

prod' i gy

(n.) something wonderful or marvelous; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent

SYNONYMS: marvel, wonder, genius

ANTONYMS: dumbbell, dunce, dullard

recluse

re' cluse

(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world

SYNONYM: hermit

renown

re nown'

(n.) fame, glory

SYNONYMS: reputation, celebrity, prestige

ANTONYMS: obscurity, infamy, notoriety