Acquisitive (adj)

Acquisitive (adj)
Able to get and retain ideas or
information; concerned with acquiring
wealth or property
Syn: greedy, grasping, avaricious,
Ant: altruistic, unretentive
**acquiring stuff
Arrogate (v)
To claim or take without right
Syn: expropriate, usurp,
Ant: relinquish, renounce,
abdicate, abandon
Banal (adj)
Hackneyed, trite,
Syn: stale, insipid
Ant: fresh, novel, original,
Belabor (v)
To work on excessively; to thrash soundly
Syn: overwork
Carping (adj)(n)
Tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n)
petty, nagging criticism
Syn: nit-picking, caviling
Ant: approving, uncritical
**One who harps on…
Coherent (adj)
Holding or sticking together;
making a logical whole;
comprehensible, meaningful
Syn: connected, unified,
consistent, cohesive
Ant: muddled, chaotic,
**co - together
Congeal (v)
To change from liquid to solid,
thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
Syn: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
Ant: melt, liquefy
**geal - jell
Emulate (v)
To imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
Syn: copy, mimic, rival
Encomium (n)
A formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
Syn: eulogy, commendation
Ant: condemnation, criticism
** Come listen to this great
tribute album.
Eschew (v)
To avoid, shun, keep away from
Syn: abstain from, steer clear of,
Ant: embrace, adopt
**stay away if someone says
Germane (adj)
Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
Syn: pertinent
Ant: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
**germs - germane to sickness
Insatiable (adj)
So great or demanding as not to be satisfied
Syn: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
**can’t be satisfied
Intransigent (adj)
Refusing to compromise,
Syn: uncompromising, unyielding,
Ant: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
**Won’t do transaction.
Invidious (adj)
Offensive, hateful; tending to cause
bitterness and resentment
Syn: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial,
Ant: complimentary, flattering,
**It is hideous to be invidious.
Largesse (n)
Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful
Syn: liberality, munificence, bounty
Ant: stinginess, miserliness
**giving LARGE
Reconnaissance (n)
A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or
Syn: scouting expedition
**go on recon
Substantiate (v)
To establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
Syn: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
Ant: refute, disprove, invalidate
**give substance to a claim
Taciturn (adj)
Habitually silent or quiet,
inclined to talk very little
Syn: tight-lipped,
uncommunicative, laconic
Ant: garrulous, loquacious,
prolix, verbose
**The taxi driver is taciturn.
Temporize (v)
To stall or act evasively in order
to gain time, avoid a
confrontation, or postpone a
decision; to compromise
Syn: hedge, dillydally,
Ant: indefensible, unjustifiable
** to temporarily delay
Tenable (adj)
Capable of being held or defended
Syn: defensible, justifiable, maintainable
Ant: indefensible, unjustifiable
** I got a 10/10 when I could defend my

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