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- Impasse (noun)
Definition: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate, checkmate, stand-off
Antonyms: progress, improvement, advancement, enhancement
Usage: The current political impasse has lasted almost a year.
- Reiteration (noun)
Definition: the action of repeating something, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Synonyms: repeat, say again, restate, retell, recapitulate, go over (and over), iterate, rehearse
Antonyms: unclear, take back, not made clear
Usage: the reiteration of his campaign promise to cut taxes
- Quashed (verb)
Definition: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.
Synonyms: cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revoke, retract, countermand, withdraw, take back.
Antonyms: accept, believe, trust, welcome, rely
Usage: His conviction was quashed on appeal.
- Explicit (adjective)
Definition: stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
Synonyms: clear, direct, plain, obvious, straightforward, clear-cut, crystal clear, clearly expressed
Antonyms: implicit, implied, indirect, inferred, understood, hinted, suggested, deducible
Usage: the arrangement had not been made explicit
- Dispel (verb)
Definition: make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.
Synonyms: banish, eliminate, dismiss, chase away, drive away, drive off, get rid of, dissipate
Antonyms: cause, be the cause of, give rise to, bring about, lead to, result in, produce, create
Usage: the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine’s dejection
- Palpable (adjective)
Definition: (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.
Synonyms: perceptible, perceivable, visible, noticeable, appreciable, discernible, detectable
Antonyms: intangible, imperceptible, impalpable, untouchable, inexpressible
Usage: It was a palpable sense of loss.
- Euphoria (noun)
Definition: a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Synonyms: elation, happiness, joy, joyousness, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration, animation
Antonyms: misery, depression, sadness, despair
Usage: in his euphoria, he had become convinced he could defeat them
- Liberal (noun)
Definition: a person of liberal views, willing to accept beliefs and behavior different from one’s own.
Synonyms: wide-ranging, broad-based, general, humanistic
Antonyms: close-minded, narrow-minded, intolerant, conservative, prejudiced
Usage: a concern among liberals about the relation of the citizen to the state
- Condemnation (noun)
Definition: the expression of very strong disapproval; censure.
Synonyms: censure, criticism, castigation, stricture, denunciation, damnation, vilification
Antonyms: approval, acceptance, agreement, consent, assent, acquiescence, compliance, concurrence
Usage: there was strong international condemnation of the attack
- Foster (verb)
Definition: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).
Synonyms: encourage, promote, further, stimulate, advance, forward, cultivate, nurture, facilitate
Antonyms: discourage, unsupportive, dissuade, hinder
Usage: the teacher’s task is to foster learning