Enviable (adjective )

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Definitions:
If someone is in an enviable situation, you wish you were also in that situation.

Synonyms:
desirable, privileged, desirable, covetable

Antonyms:
bad, poor, disadvantaged,undesired

Examples:
What enviable privileges are annexed to the birth of an Englishman! The fishermen who slept in the shelter of the Saint’s Pool were enviable.

Ablaze (adjective)

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Definitions:
1. Something that is ablaze is burning very fiercely. 2. very brightly colored or lighted. 3. filled with anger or another strong emotion.

Synonyms:
afire, aflame, alight, burning, fiery, flaming

Antonyms:
dark, dim, dull, unexcited

Examples:
His eyes were ablaze, and his wide mouth wore its most joyous smile. We had to drive through the village a night or two later, and it was all ablaze.

Tips:
c. 1600, from envy + able. Related: enviably

Tenet (noun)

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Definitions:
A principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or a philosophy.

Synonyms:
principle, belief, doctrine, creed, credo

Antonyms:
disbelief, doubt, reality, skepticism

Examples:
Was it something in a cast of character or a tenet of a creed, or was it what anyone could emulate? The tenet of predestination was the keystone of his religion.

Origins:
“Principle, properly” a thing held (to be true)” early 15c from Latin tenet “he holds” third person singular present indicative of tenere “to hold, to keep, to maintain” from PIE root *ten- “to stretch”

Recluse (noun and adjective )

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Definitions:
1. (noun) A person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people. 2. (adjective) favoring a solitary life.

Synonyms:
ascetic, hermit, monk, nun, solitaire

Antonyms:
extrovert

Examples:
She did not work as devotedly as she had hoped to do, nor did she become a recluse from society. He was however naturally of an abstemious and recluse disposition.

Consensus (noun)

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Definitions:
A generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people.

Synonyms:
accord, consent, harmony, unity

Antonyms:
denial, disagreement, refusal, opposition

Examples:
There was a consensus of opinion as to the importance of the news. The consensus of a number promises triumph for the impulse, whatever it is.

Origins:
1854 as a term in physiology; 1861 of person’s; from Latin consensus “agreement, accord”, past participle of consentire (see consent). There is an isolated instance of the word from 1633.

Champ (verb and noun)

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Definitions:
verb 1.to munch (food) noisily like a horse 2. to bite (something) nervously or impatiently; gnaw noun 1. the act or noise of champing.

Synonyms:
bite, gnash, gnaw, chump,

Antonyms:
arbitrator, loser

Examples:
Shall we subdue our strength, and champ a bit, and serve his pride?

Chafe (verb and noun)

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Definitions:
verb 1. (with reference to a part of the body) make or become sore by rubbing against something. 2. Rub (a part of the body) to restore warmth or sensation. noun 1. wear or damaged caused by rubbing. 2. archaic: a state of annoyance.

Synonyms:
fret, aggravate, annoy, bother. Irritate

Antonyms:
aid, assist, build, calm, cheer, cover,fix, heal

Examples:
I chafe under dependence and I know not how to assert my freedom. That he was beginning to chafe, to fret and shuffle his feet only added to my dismay.

Devoid (adjective and verb)

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Definitions:
Adjective 1. not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute (usually followed by of) 2. verb: To deplete or strip of some quality or substance.

Synonyms:
barren, bare, lacking, vacant, deficient

Antonyms:
full complete, filled

Examples:
They are theives – they will steal from you before your very face, so devoid are they of all shame. Whe sober, he was accessible, conversable, and devoid of pride.

Fraught (adjective )

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Definitions:
1. (of a situation or course of action) filled with (something undesirable ) 2. causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

Synonyms:
charged, filled, replete, abounding, attended

Antonyms:
empty

Examples:
There was infinite pathos in the tones as she repeated the words so fraught with dreadfulness. His mind was fraught with independence and magnanimity, and every manly virtue.

Retrospect (noun and verb )

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Definitions:
noun 1. Contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events, etc. Verb 1. To look back in thought; refer back (often followed by to) 2. To look back upon; contemplate

Synonyms:
hindsight, recollection, reconsideration

Antonyms:
forethought, prophesy, prospect

Examples:
The view of the future was as dreadful as the retrospect of the past. Somehow her parts seemed always to dwindle this way in retrospect.