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Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis
Antonyms : repressive
Synonyms : purgative, purging, purifying, cleansing, cleaningUsage:
Crying is a cathartic release.
(of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way
Antonyms : direct, straight, to the point
Synonyms : roundabout, indirect, winding, meandering, serpentineUsage:
The canal followed a circuitous route.
A circuitous line of reasoning.
Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared
Antonyms : dissimilar, unrelated
Synonyms : comparable, parallel, similar, like, correspondingUsage:
They saw the relationship between a ruler and his subjects as analogous to that of father and children.
An additional item of dress or equipment
The accoutrements of religious ritual.
(of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually
Sun-loving deciduous trees like aspen.
Excessively concerned with minor details or rules; overscrupulous
Synonyms : overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise, exact, over-exactingUsage:
His analyses are careful and even painstaking, but never pedantic.
Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
Synonyms : annoying, vexing, irritating, irksome, displeasingUsage:
The vexatious questions posed by software copyrights.
(of a woman or her behaviour) reserved, modest, and shy
Antonyms : brazen, shameless
Synonyms : modest, unassuming, meek, mild, reservedUsage:
I shared a compartment with a child and his demure governess.
Reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure
Antonyms : validate, bring about, prompt
Synonyms : cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revokeUsage:
His conviction was quashed on appeal.
Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment
Antonyms : indiscreet, rash, obtrusive
Synonyms : careful, circumspect, cautious, wary, charyUsage:
We made some discreet inquiries.