(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. opposing, opposite, contrary, counterclockwise, cross, against. —v. t. oppose; contradict; retaliate. See opposition, retaliation.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. board, shelf, ledge, stand, bar, buffet, table, worktable, worktop, butcher block, chopping block, showcase, display case; see also bench 2 , table 1 .
under the counter,
Syn. black-market, surreptitious, unofficial; see illegal , secret 3 , secretly .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
stand, table, shelf, display case, *checkout counter.
counteract, answer, respond, retaliate, return, come back, oppose, check, neutralize, offset.
contrary, opposite, contrasting, antithetical, inverse.
ANT.: corresponding, alike, analogous, consistent
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Diametrically opposed: antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, antonymic, antonymous, contradictory, contrary, converse2, diametric, diametrical, opposing, opposite, polar, reverse. See SUPPORT. II noun That which is diametrically opposed to another: antipode, antipodes, antithesis, antonym, contrary, converse2, opposite, reverse. Logic: contradictory, contrapositive. See SUPPORT. III verb 1. To return like for like: hit back, reciprocate, retaliate, retort, strike back. See ATTACK, FORGIVENESS. 2. To place in opposition or be in opposition to: match, oppose, pit1, play off. Idioms: bump heads with, meet head-on, set (or be) at odds, set (or be) at someone's throat, trade blows (or punches). See SUPPORT.

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