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Word List


  administer   (uhdmihnuhstur) verb   
1.  Work in an administrative capacity; supervise.   "administer a program"
2.  Administer or bestow, as in small portions.   "administer critical remarks to everyone present"
3.  Give or apply, as of medications.
Rhyme:  minister
Synonyms:  run, inflict, manage, administrate, supply, direct, control, apply, strike, give, supervise, render, dispense, execute, provide
Antonyms:  withdraw, withhold, retain, assume, refuse

  assert   (uhsurt) verb   
1.  State categorically.
2.  To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
3.  Insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized.   "Women should assert themselves more!"
Rhymes:  dirt, hurt, shirt, skirt, squirt, turret, alert, avert, concert, convert, divert, exert, inert, insert, invert, overt, revert, subvert
Synonyms:  claim, aver, defend, affirm, profess, argue, predicate, declare, announce
Antonyms:  deny, refute, controvert

  canny   (kanee) adjective    Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.
Rhyme:  cranny
Synonyms:  ingenious, economical, clever, chary, frugal
Antonyms:  inept, dumb, naive

  cope   (kohp) noun,verb    Come to terms or deal successfully with.
Rhymes:  hope, rope, scope, slope
Synonyms:  handle, manage, deal with, control

  epigram   (EHpuhgram) noun    A witty saying.

  homage   (omuhj) noun    Respectful deference.

  nimble   (nihmbuhl) adjective   
1.  Moving quickly and lightly.   "as nimble as a deer" "nimble fingers"
2.  Mentally quick.   "nimble wits"
Rhymes:  cymbal, symbol, thimble
Synonyms:  clever, sprightly, brisk, lively, agile, adroit, deft, handy, spry, quick, active

  subside   (suhbsiid) verb   
1.  Wear off or die down.   "The pain subsided"
2.  Sink to a lower level or form a depression.   "the valleys subside"
3.  Sink down or precipitate.   "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
4.  Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place.   "She subsided into the chair"
Rhymes:  bride, cried, dried, fried, glide, guide, hide, pride, ride, side, slide, stride, tried, wide, applied, beside, decide, deride, inside, provide, reside, coincide
Synonyms:  diminish, dwindle, decrease, ebb, wane, abate, lessen
Antonyms:  rise, climb, increase, ascend, grow

  vivid   (vihvuhd) adjective   
1.  Evoking lifelike images within the mind.   "a vivid description"
2.  Having striking color.   "a bird with vivid plumage"
Rhyme:  livid
Synonyms:  keep, graphic, intense, colorful, acute, gay, sharp, brave, picturesque, clear, bright, brilliant
Antonyms:  dull, drab, hazy, unclear, opaque

  zoology   (zoholuhjee) noun    The branch of biology that studies animals.
Rhymes:  anthology, apology, astrology, biology, chronology, geology, mythology, neurology, pathology, penology, psychology, theology, archaeology, entomology, etiology, gerontology, gynecology, sociology, terminology, bacteriology