[an-tag-uh-nis-tik] /ænˌtæg əˈnɪs tɪk/
acting in opposition; opposing, especially mutually.
in active opposition
1630s, from antagonist + -ic. Related: Antagonistical (1620s); antagonistically.
[uh-par-uh nt, uh-pair-] /əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-/ adjective 1. readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible: The crack in the wall was readily apparent. 2. capable of being easily perceived or understood; plain or clear; obvious: The solution to the problem was apparent to all. 3. according to appearances, initial evidence, incomplete results, etc.; […]
[uh-peel] /əˈpil/ noun 1. an earnest request for aid, support, sympathy, mercy, etc.; entreaty; petition; plea. 2. a request or reference to some person or authority for a decision, corroboration, judgment, etc. 3. Law. 4. the power or ability to attract, interest, amuse, or stimulate the mind or emotions: The game has lost its appeal. […]
[non-uh-peer-uh ns] /ˌnɒn əˈpɪər əns/ noun 1. failure to appear, as in a court. /ˌnɒnəˈpɪərəns/ noun 1. failure to appear or attend, esp as a defendant or witness in court
[ap-li-kuh-buh l, uh-plik-uh-] /ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə-/ adjective 1. or capable of being ; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem. /ˈæplɪkəbəl; əˈplɪkə-/ adjective 1. being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting adj. 1560s, “pliable,” with -able + Latin applicare (see apply). Meaning “capable […]