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Antipathy

Extreme dislike

Syn hate

2

Bolster

To support; to prop up

3

Cacophony

Harsh; jarring noise

4

Deride

To speak of or treat with contempt; to mock

5

Dissonance

A harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds

6

Enervate

To reduce in strength

7

Eulogy

Speech in praise of someone

8

Garrulous

Tending to talk a lot

9

Ingenious

Showing innocence or childlike simplicity

10

Lethargic

Acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner

11

Malleable

Capable of being shaped

12

Misanthrope

A person who dislikes others

13

Obdurate

Harden in feeling; resistant to persuasion

14

Ostentation

Excessive showiness

15

Paradox

A contradiction or dilemma

16

Philanthropic

Charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness

17

Prevaricate

To lie or deviate from the truth

18

Venerate

To respect deeply

19

Waver

To fluctuate between choices

20

Advocate

To speak in favor of

Syn promote