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Vocabulary

Propitious

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.

Synonyms: auspicious, promising

Antonyms: bleak, unlikely, unpropitious

It was not a PROPITIOUS time to start a new business.

Frolic

Parts of Speech: Noun

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Meaning: a playful action or movement

Synonyms: antic, caper, vivacious

Antonyms: depressed, dour, glum

The days of fun and FROLIC were gone forever.

Jubilation

Parts of Speech: Noun

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Meaning: a feeling of great happiness and triumph

Synonyms: exultation, triumph, joy

Antonyms: agony, anguish, desolation

There was JUBILATION that a local team had come first.

Accentuate

Parts of Speech: Verb

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Meaning: make more noticeable or prominent

Synonyms: focus attention on, draw attention to

Antonyms: understate, belittle

To manage your way out of recession, ACCENTUATE the positive.

Insidious

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects

Synonyms: stealthy, subtle

Antonyms: elucidative, explanatory

While she may seem like a nice woman, I believe she has an INSIDIOUS side to her.

Evanescent

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing

Synonyms: vanishing, fading

Antonyms: eternal, everlasting

The moments when nature seems transparent are EVANESCENT.

Gauche

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: lacking ease or grace

Synonyms: awkward, inelegant

Antonyms: graceful, elegant

It would be GAUCHE to mention the price.

Debility

Parts of Speech: Noun

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Meaning: physical weakness, especially as a result of illness.

Synonyms: frailty, weakness

Antonyms: strength, robustness

After her operation she suffered from general DEBILITY.

Stringent

Parts of Speech: Adjective

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Meaning: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting

Synonyms: strict, harsh

Antonyms: flexible, lax, loose

She failed to meet the STRINGENT selection criteria.