Degrade, disgrace, bring low, reduce, humble, demean, stoop, humiliate, depress, lower, sink, dis- honor. Promote, exalt, honor, raise, elevate, dignify, aggrandize.
Degradation, de- pression, disgrace, humiliation, ab- jection, dishonor, shame. Promotion, elevation, honor, exaltation, dignity, aggrandizement.
Use the word pretty to describe something with a delicate and pleasant appearance.
Something that’s pretty is less powerful and intimidating than something that’s beautiful, the way a pretty floral raincoat is less intimidating than a beautiful film star. Pretty has an adverb form that means something is present to a moderate degree, another way to say fairly.
Supporter, advocate, instigator, promoter, assistant, com- panion, accomplice, ally, encourager, associate, adviser, confederate, par- ticfjis criminis, coadjutor, accessary, helper. Opponent, connteracter, foe, adversary, detector, baffler, antago- nist, disconcerter, dissuader, rival.