1. Conditional antagonism


[Antonyms: difficulty.]

[Nouns] facility, ease; easiness; capability; feasibility (practicability) [more]; flexibility, pliancy [more]; smoothness [more].

plain sailing, smooth sailing, straight sailing; mere child's play, holiday task; cinch [U.S.].

smooth water, fair wind; smooth royal road; clear coast, clear stage; tabula rasa; full play (freedom) [more].

disencumbrance, disentanglement; deoppilation; permission [more].

[Verbs] be easy; go on smoothly, run smoothly; have full play; go on all fours, run on all fours; obey the helm, work well.

flow with the stream, swim with the stream, drift with the stream, go with the stream, flow with the tide, drift with the tide; see one's way; have all one's own way, have the game in one's own hands; walk over the course, win at a canter; make light of, make nothing of, make no bones of.

be at home in (skillful) [more].

render easy; facilitate, smooth, ease; popularize; lighten, lighten the labor; free, clear; disencumber, disembarrass, disentangle, disengage; deobstruct, unclog, extricate, unravel; untie the knot, cut the knot; disburden, unload, exonerate, emancipate, free from, deoppilate; humor (aid) [more]; lubricate [more]; relieve [more].

leave a hole to creep out of, leave a loophole, leave the matter open; give the reins to, give full play, give full swing; make way for; open the door to, open the way, prepare the ground, smooth the ground, clear the ground, open the way, open the path, open the road; pave the way, bridge over; permit [more].

[Adjectives] easy, facile; feasible (practicable) [more]; easily managed, easily accomplished; within reach, accessible, easy of access, for the million, open to.

manageable, wieldy; towardly, tractable; submissive; yielding, ductile; suant; pliant (soft) [more]; glib, slippery; smooth [more]; on friction wheels, on velvet.

unembarrassed, disburdened, unburdened, disencumbered, unencumbered, disembarrassed; exonerated; unloaded, unobstructed, untrammeled; unrestrained (free) [more]; at ease, light.

at home; quite at home; in one's element, in smooth water.

[Adverbs] easily; readily, smoothly, swimmingly, on easy terms, single-handed.

[Phrases] touch and go. [more]

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