(of a person or process) careful, thorough, and extremely attentive to details.
Example: “the research has been carried out with scrupulous attention to detail”
Synonyms: careful, meticulous, painstaking, thorough, assiduous, sedulous, attentive, diligent
Antonyms: careless, slapdash

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the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
Example: “security duties that demand long hours of vigilance”
Synonyms: watchfulness, careful observation, surveillance, attentiveness, attention, alertness, guardedness,
Antonyms: inattentiveness

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escape or avoid (someone or something), especially by guile or trickery.
Example: “friends helped him to evade capture for a time”
Synonyms: elude, avoid, dodge, escape (from), stay away from, steer clear of, run away from
Antonyms: confront, run into

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a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.
Example: “Qadeer was a scientist by training and inclination”
Synonyms: tendency, propensity, proclivity, leaning, predisposition, disposition, predilection,
Antonyms: aversion, disinclination

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put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
Example: “a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre”
Synonyms: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk, put at risk, expose to risk, put in danger
Antonyms: safeguard

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of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
Example: “many patients suffer vague symptoms”
Synonyms: indistinct, indefinite, indeterminate, unclear, hazy, cloudy, fuzzy, misty, lacking definition
Antonyms: clear, precise, firm, sharpness

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(of a time) especially convenient or appropriate for a particular action or event.
Example: “he couldn’t have arrived at a less opportune moment”
Synonyms: auspicious, propitious, favourable, advantageous, heaven-sent, golden, good, right,
Antonyms: disadvantageous, ill-timed

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the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Example: “there was no dissent from this view”
Synonyms: disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, argument, dispute, demur, disapproval
Antonyms: agreement, acceptance

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not having any serious purpose or value.
Example: “frivolous ribbons and lacy frills”
Synonyms: flippant, glib, waggish, joking, jokey, light-hearted, facetious, fatuous, inane, shallow
Antonyms: serious, practical, important

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