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 for Antagonist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  antagonist \an*tag"o*nist\ ([a^]n*t[a^]g"[-o]*n[i^]st), n. [L.
     antagonista, Gr. 'antagwnisth`s; 'anti` against + 'agwnisth`s
     combatant, champion, fr. 'agwni`zesqai: cf. F. antagoniste.
     See Antagonism.]
     1. One who contends with another, especially in combat; an
        adversary; an opponent.
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              Antagonist of Heaven's Almighty King. --Milton.
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              Our antagonists in these controversies. --Hooker.
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     2. (Anat.) A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a
        flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an
        extensor, which extends it. AS
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     3. (Med.) A substance which opposes the actions of another
        substance in the body, especially a drgu that counteracts
        the effects of another drug.
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     Syn: Adversary; enemy; opponent; foe; competitor. See
          Adversary.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Antagonist \An*tag"o*nist\, a.
     Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools
     of philosophy.
     [1913 Webster] Antagonistical

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  antagonist
      n 1: someone who offers opposition [syn: adversary,
           antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister] [ant:
           agonist]
      2: a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; "when bending
         the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"
      3: a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another
         drug [ant: synergist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "antagonist":
     Roscius, actor, actress, adversary, anti, antihero, archenemy,
     assailant, bad guy, barnstormer, bit, bit part, bitter enemy, cast,
     character, character actor, character man, character woman,
     child actor, combatant, competition, competitor, con, contender,
     cue, devil, diseur, diseuse, dramatizer, enemy, fat part, feeder,
     foe, foeman, foil, heavy, hero, heroine, histrio, histrion,
     ingenue, juvenile, lead, lead role, leading lady, leading man,
     leading woman, lines, match, matinee idol, mime, mimer, mimic,
     monologist, mummer, open enemy, opponent, opposer, opposing party,
     opposite camp, opposition, oppugnant, pantomime, pantomimist, part,
     person, personage, piece, playactor, player, protagonist,
     protean actor, public enemy, reciter, role, side, soubrette,
     stage performer, stage player, stooge, straight man, straight part,
     stroller, strolling player, supporting character, supporting role,
     sworn enemy, the loyal opposition, the opposition, theatrical,
     thespian, title role, trouper, utility man, villain, walk-on,
     walking part
  
  

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