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Word List


  brittle   (brtl) noun,adjective   
1.  Having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped.   "brittle bones" "glass is brittle"
2.  Lacking warmth and generosity of spirit.   "a brittle and calculating woman"
Rhymes:  little, whittle, belittle
Synonyms:  crisp, fragile, weak, frail, delicate
Antonyms:  flexible, strong

  cede   (sd) verb   
1.  Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another.
2.  Relinquish possession or control over.
Rhymes:  bead, bleed, breed, creed, deed, feed, fried, heed, knead, lead, plead, read, reed, seed, speed, weed, concede, exceed, impede, mislead, precede, proceed, recede, stampede, succeed, intercede

  cogent   (kohjnt) adjective   
1.  Having the power to influence or convince.   "a cogent analysis of the problem"
2.  Powerfully persuasive.   "a cogent argument"

  ignominy   (gnohmn) noun    A state of dishonor.   "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

  illusory   (lsr) adjective    Based on or having the nature of an illusion.

  inevitable   (nvtbl) noun,adjective   
1.  An unavoidable event.   "don't argue with the inevitable"
2.  Incapable of being avoided or prevented.   "the inevitable result"
3.  Invariably occurring or appearing.   "the inevitable changes of the seasons"
Synonyms:  inescapable, certain, unavoidable, sure
Antonyms:  avoidable, uncertain, evitable

  infatuated   (nfchtd) adjective   
1.  Arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way.   "His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her"
2.  Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness.   "he was infatuated with her"

  laudatory   (ldtr) adjective    Full of or giving praise.   "a laudatory remark"
Rhyme:  auditory

  panache   (pnsh) noun   
1.  Distinctive and stylish elegance.
2.  A feathered plume on a helmet.
Rhymes:  squash, galosh

  spurious   (spyrs) adjective   
1.  Plausible but false.
2.  Intended to deceive.   "a spurious work of art"
Rhymes:  curious, furious