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2: Indifferent | adj. Without interest or concern; having no bias; neither good or bad in character or quality. Synonym: mediocre, uninspired, undistinguished Antonym: Caring He was indifferent to the topic we were discussing.
3: Indifferent | noun. An ethically or morally indifferent act; a person who is indifferent, especially in matters of religion or politics
4: Apathy | noun. absence or supression of passion; lack of interest or concern for things. Synonym: coolness, indifference Antonym: ardor, fervor | His apathy was the worst quality he had.
5: Obscure | adjective. not clear, hard to understand verb. to conceal or conceal by confusing Synonym: doubtful, unknown Antonym: certain, clear What he told the class was very obscure, everyone was confused when he finished speaking.
6: Ambiguous | adjective. Having multiple meanings or interpretations; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify Synonym: puzzling, problematic Antonym: explicit, precise He gave the teacher and ambiguous answer.
7: Impartial | adjective. not partial or biased; fair; just Synonym: unbiased, unprejudiced, equitable Antonym: biased He was impartial to all people, despite their appearance.
8: Objective | noun. purpose, goal, target; adjective. being the object or goal of one's efforts or actions Synonym: destination, aim, goal Antonym: personal His objective was to get through the day without getting hurt.
9: Revere | verb. to regard with respect tingled with awe Synonym: reverence, honor, adore Antonym: disrespect He had to revere his mentor for his skill and talent.
10: Discriminate | verb. to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit Synonym: Distinguish, Differentiate, prejudice Antonym: confuse He was discriminating the people of that culture to make himself feel better.
11: Adjective. marked by discrimination; making or evidencing nice distinctions | Discriminate
12: Denounce | verb. to condemn or censure openly or publicly; to make formal accusations against Synonym: attack, stigmatize, blame Antonym: praise He was going to denounce the people because they made him angry.
13: Innovate | verb. to introduce something new; make changes in anything established Synonym: Invent, unveil, develop Antonym: Finish He was going to innovate the existing product, trying to make it better.
14: Subtle | adjective. fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand; delicate or faint and mysterious; cunning, crafty; skillful; insidious in operation Synonym: Sly, Tricky, Slick Antonym: harsh His subtle smile gave me the creeps, like he was expecting us to get hurt.
15: Stagnant | adjective. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc; stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water; characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movements Synonym: dormant, lifeless, dead, lazy Antonym: active The stagnant pool looked pleasant to swim in.
16: Candid | adjective. frank; outspoken; open and sincere; honest; impartial; informal; unposed; straightforward Synonym: Ingenuous, naive, plain Antonym: deceitful There are many people out there who can make candid decisions.
17: Discern | verb. to perceive by the sight or some other sense or by intellect; to distinguish mentally; recognize as distinct or different; discriminate Synonym: discover, descry, judge Antonym: blindness All the people on the ship could discern the fin of the shark on the water.
18: Hypocritical | adjective. Being a hypocrite (a person who acts in contradictions to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. Synonym: false, fraudulent, phony Antonym: authentic I have met many people in my life, but you are the most hypocritical person I have ever met.
19: Disdain | verb. to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn; to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself noun. feeling contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn Synonym: contemn, spurn, arrogance Antonym: accept He felt disdain to the peasants of his kingdom.
20: Abstract | adjective. thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances; expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance; theoretical; not applied or practical; difficult to understand Synonym: abstruse, complex, hypothetical Antonym: actual The abstract concept he introduced was being considered.
21: Abstract | noun. a summary of a text, scientific article, document, speech; something that concentrates in itself the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general, or of several things; essence; an idea or term considered apart from some material basis or object Synonym: brief, outline, condensation Antonym: document The abstract was very concise.
22: Abstract | verb. to draw or take away; remove; to divert or draw away the attention of; to steal; summarize Synonym: detach, disconnect, separate Antonym: add, combine, fill He is going to abstract the long document.
23: Valid | adjective. sound; just; well-founded; producing the desired result; effective; having force, weight, or cogency; legally sound, effective; having legal force. Synonym: logical, convincing, substantial Antonym: unreal He always had a valid reason for doing the things he did.
24: Enigma | noun. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation; a person of puzzling or contradictory character; a saying, question, picture, etc., containing a hidden meaning; riddle Synonym: puzzle, question, riddle, mystification All the people had been an enigma to me, I could never figure out their motives.
25: Inevitable | adjective. unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary; sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable Synonym: assured, destined, impeding Antonym: unlikely The test was inevitable, we all had to take it.
26: Eccentric | adjective. deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd Synonym: abnormal, anomalous, crazy Antonym: standard Everybody in the class was acting very eccentric.
27: Eccentric | noun. a person who has an unusual, peculiar, or odd personality, set of beliefs, or behavior pattern; something that is unusual, peculiar, or odd Synonym: freak, weirdo, oddity Antonym: normal The eccentric person did many crazy things.
28: Provincial | adjective. belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local; of or pertaining to the provinces; having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a province; Synonym: Rural, small-town Antonym: citified, metropolitan The man was very provincial.
29: Inferred | verb. to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence; to indicate or involve as a conclusion; lead to; to guess Synonym: deduce, reason, guess Antonym: misunderstand I had inferred what we was going to do by examining his behavior.
30: Diverse | adjective. of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike; of various kinds or forms; multiform Synonym: varied, manifold, divergent Antonym: alike All the people in the room were diverse
31: Apprehensive | adjective. uneasy or fearful about something that might happen; quick to learn or understand; perceptive; discerning Synonym: afraid, alarmed Antonym: calm, unafraid The mad over there was very apprehensive.
32: Vulnerable | adjective. capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon; open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.; open to assault; difficult to defend Synonym: defenseless, exposed Antonym: guarded, protected The people on the train are vulnerable to an attack from the air.
33: Benevolent | adjective. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings; desiring to help others; charitable; intended for benefits rather than profit Synonym: caring, kindhearted Antonym: greedy, mean The king was a benevolent man.
34: Pious | adjective. having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for god or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations; characterized by a hypocritical concern with virtue or religious devotion; sanctimonious; of or pertaining to religious devotion; sacred rather than secular Synonym: clerical, devout, divine Antonym: atheist The pious man was very kind to us.
35: Skeptical | adjective. inclined to skepticism; having doubt; showing doubt Synonym: doubtful, unconvinced Antonym: believing, devoted The man sounded skeptical to me.
36: Resignation | noun. a formal statement, document, etc., stating that one gives up an office, position, etc. Synonym: departure, retirement, termination Antonym: agreement His resignation surprised us all.
37: Illuminate | verb. to supply or brighten with light; light up; to make lucid or clear; to enlighten, as with knowledge; Synonym: brighten, clarify, lighten Antonym: darken The lantern illuminated the room.
38: Resolution | noun. a resolve or determination; a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group; a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc. Synonym: conclusion, outcome, verdict Antonym: problem The group's resolution was firm, they were not going to move from the area.
39: Servile | adjective. slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning; characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; being in slavery; oppressed Synonym: humble, slavish, obedient Antonym: dominant What the man did was very servile.
40: Refute | verb. to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge; to prove (a person) to be in error. Synonym: disconfirm, invalidate, contradict Antonym: prove The student refuted the teacher about the math equation.
41: Anarchy | noun. a state of society without government or law; political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control Synonym: disorder, chaos Antonym: order, rule There was no government the anarchy the state had.
42: Virulent | adjective. actively poisonous; intensely noxious; highly infective; malignant or deadly; intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious Synonym: toxic, unhealthy Antonym: harmless, healthy The virulent bug bite made Jimmy sick.
43: Miser | noun. A person who lives in wretches circumstances in order to save and hoard money; a stingy, avaricious person. Synonym: hoarder, cheapskate Antonym: spender, waster The miser went to the store, but ended up not buying anything.
44: Articulate | adjective. capable of speech; not speechless; using language easily and fluently; made clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts; verb. to give clarity or distinction to Synonym: clear, definite Antonym: unclear, misrepresented The presenter was a very articulate speaker.
45: Discord | noun. lack of concord or harmony between persons or things; disagreement; difference of opinion; strife; dispute; war; any confused or harsh noise; dissonance; verb. to disagree; be at variance Synonym:disharmony, racket, disagreeing Antonym: harmony The discord between the people in the band was obvious.
46: Diligent | adjective. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything; done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking Synonym: busy, careful, constant Antonym: lazy The people were doing their job diligently.
47: Perceptive | adjective. having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition; of, pertaining to, or showing perception; having the power or faculty of perceiving. Synonym: acute, conscious, insightful Antonym: unaware The ninja was very perceptive during his mission.
48: Superficial | adjective. being at, on, or near the surface; of or pertaining to the surface; external or outward Synonym: apparent, exterior Antonym: analytical, deep The injury the man sustained was a superficial one.
49: Contempt | noun. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn; the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace Synonym: humiliation, disregard Antonym: admiration, affection The man was regarded with contempt for the horrible things he had done.
50: Lucid | adjective. easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible; characterized by clear perception or understanding; rational or sane; shining or bright Synonym: clear, understandable Antonym: clouded, obscure The words the wise man spoke were lucid.
51: Immune | adjective. protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation; of or pertaining to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen; exempt or protected; Synonym: unsusceptible, exempt Antonym: unprotected, susceptible The person was immune from attacks from that certain virus.
52: Aesthetic | adjective. pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aesthetics; having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty; pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality Synonym: artful, creative Antonym: displeasing, ugly The object he created was aesthetic.
53: Inclined | adjective. deviating in direction from the horizontal or vertical; sloping; disposed; of a mind; having a physical tendency; leaning; Synonym: bias, influence, verge, partial The man was inclined to hold on to the lady's jacket.
54: Prodigal | adjective. wastefully or recklessly extravagant; giving or yielding profusely; lavish; lavishly abundant; profuse Synonym: lavish, excessive Antonym: thrifty, careful The woman was very prodigal.
55: Uniform | adjective. identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment; without variations in detail; constant; unvarying; undeviating Synonym: constant, same, regular Antonym: different There was a uniform code that we had to follow.
56: Uniform (cont.) | noun. an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank; Synonym: clothes, suit, costume, attire The uniform we had to wear was really dull.
57: Assess | verb. to estimate officially the value of (property, income, etc.) as a basis for taxation; to fix or determine the amount of (damages, a tax, a fine, etc; to impose a tax or other charge on Synonym: evaluate, appraise, value, judge The man assessed our items and told us they were worth a lot.