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

  antagonism \an*tag"o*nism\ ([a^]n*t[a^]g"[-o]*n[i^]z'm), n. [Gr.
     'antagw`nisma, fr. 'antagwni`zesqai to struggle against;
     'anti` against + 'agwni`zesqai to contend or struggle, 'agw`n
     contest: cf. F. antagonisme. See Agony.]
     Opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things
     or principles.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: We speak of antagonism between two things, to or
           against a thing, and sometimes with a thing.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of deep-seated ill-will [syn: hostility,
           enmity, antagonism]
      2: the relation between opposing principles or forces or
         factors; "the inherent antagonism of capitalism and
      3: an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
      4: (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the
         physiological action of a chemical substance by another
         having a similar structure

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "antagonism":
     abhorrence, abomination, aggression, aggressiveness, allergy,
     animosity, animus, annulling, antipathy, antithesis, argumentation,
     aversion, backlash, bad blood, bellicism, bellicosity,
     belligerence, belligerency, chauvinism, clash, clashing,
     cold sweat, collision, combativeness, competition, con, conflict,
     confrontation, confutation, contention, contentiousness,
     contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition,
     contrariety, contrariness, contrast, controversy, counteraction,
     counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, creeping flesh,
     cross-purposes, crotchetiness, despitefulness, difference,
     disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, discord, discordance,
     discordancy, discrepancy, disgust, disharmony, disparity,
     dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity,
     divergence, diversity, enmity, faction, ferocity, fierceness,
     fight, fractiousness, friction, hate, hatred, horror, hostility,
     inaccordance, incongruity, inconsistency, inequality, inimicalness,
     interference, jarring, jingoism, kick, loathing, malevolence,
     malice, malignity, martialism, militancy, militarism,
     mortal horror, nausea, negation, negativeness, nonconformity,
     noncooperation, nullification, obstinacy, oppositeness, opposition,
     opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, perverseness, perversity,
     polarity, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, rancor,
     reaction, recalcitrance, recoil, refractoriness, renitency,
     repercussion, repugnance, repulsion, resistance, revolt, rivalry,
     saber rattling, showdown, shuddering, spite, spitefulness, strife,
     swimming upstream, truculence, uncooperativeness, unfriendliness,
     unharmoniousness, unpeacefulness, variance, vying, warmongering,
     warpath, withstanding

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