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adept

(adj.) thoroughly skilled; (n.) an expert SYNONYMS: (adj.) masterful, proficient ANTONYMS: (adj.) clumsy, unskilled, maladroit; (n.) novice

aspire

(v.) to have ambitious hopes or plans SYNONYMS: yearn, aim for, soar

bleak

(adj.) bare, dreary, dismal SYNONYMS: grim, cheerless, gloomy, desolate, barren ANTONYMS: rosy, cheerful, sunny, promising, encouraging

chide

(v.) to blame; scold SYNONYMS: upbraid, reprimand, rebuke, chastise ANTONYMS: approve, praise, compliment, pat on the back

despicable

(adj.) worthy of scorn, contemptible SYNONYMS: low, cheap, sordid, detestable ANTONYMS: praiseworthy, commendable, meritorious

diminutive

(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type SYNONYMS: undersized, miniature, tiny, compact ANTONYMS: oversized, gigantic, huge, enormous

emancipate

(v.) to free from slavery; to release or liberate SYNONYMS: set loose, unchain, unfetter ANTONYMS: enslave, snare, chain, shackle

erroneous

(adj.) incorrect, containing mistakes SYNONYMS: mistaken, fallacious, all wrong ANTONYMS: accurate, correct, exact, unerring

exploit

(v.) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n.) a feat, deed SYNONYMS: (v.) turn to advantage, misuse

extemporaneous

(adj.) made or delivered on the spur of the moment SYNONYMS: spontaneous, off-the-cuff ANTONYMS: planned, prepared, practiced

impair

(v.) to make imperfect, damage, harm SYNONYMS: injure, disable, cripple, enervate ANTONYMS: improve, strengthen, promote, advance

invincible

(adj.) not able to be defeated, unbeatable SYNONYMS: unconquerable, indomitable, insuperable ANTONYMS: vulnerable, conquerable, surmountable

languid

(adj.) drooping; without energy, sluggish SYNONYMS: lazy, listless, slack, lethargic ANTONYMS: lively, energetic, vigorous, enlivening

mire

(n.) mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation; (v.) to get stuck SYNONYMS: (n.) swamp, bog, slough

obtrusive

(adj.) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out SYNONYMS: brash, conspicuous, protruding ANTONYMS: reserved, deferential, recessed

preamble

(n.) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing SYNONYMS: opening, prologue, preliminary ANTONYMS: ending, closing, epilogue

render

(v.) to cause to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract SYNONYMS: present, furnish, submit, make, effect

rugged

(adj.) rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy SYNONYMS: rocky, blunt, harsh, hardy, tough ANTONYMS: smooth, flat, soft, mild, tender, delicate

skeptical

(adj.) inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true SYNONYMS: suspicious, incredulous ANTONYMS: believing, credulous, gullible, ingenuous

slipshod

(adj.) untidy in dress, personal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy SYNONYMS: messy, untidy, slovenly, slapdash, cursory ANTONYMS: tidy, neat, orderly, careful, painstaking