Nouns (5)

n. a demand by a sentry for a password or identification
n. questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
n. a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
n. a call to engage in a contest or fight
n. a demanding or stimulating situation; "they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power"

Verbs (8)

take exception to, challenge
v. raise a formal objection in a court of law
v. ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
take exception, challenge
v. raise a formal objection in a court of law
gainsay, dispute, challenge
v. take exception to; "She challenged his claims"

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Fuzzynyms (51)

n. the act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"
n. an order to appear in person at a given place and time
n. a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she threw the invitation away"
test, exam, examination
n. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
n. a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency"
n. a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
n. a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties"
ill luck, tough luck, bad luck, misfortune
n. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
hard knocks, hardship, adversity
n. a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
confute, disprove
v. prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
v. attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
indicate, argue
v. give evidence of; "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"
v. be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
v. be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
contravene, negate, contradict
v. deny the truth of
v. attack as false or wrong
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
suspect, distrust, doubt
v. suspect to be false
suspect, distrust, doubt
v. suspect to be false
v. state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
say, aver, allege
v. report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
v. feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"
make bold, presume, dare
v. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?"
v. inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
v. to be courageous enough to try or do something; "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"
antagonise, counteract, antagonize
v. act in opposition to
v. behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"

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