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1 wordlist acclimate :: adjust to climate or adulterate :: make impure by adding

environment; adapt inferior or tainted substances

abase :: lower; degrade; humiliate
acclivity :: sharp up slope of a hill advent :: arrival
abash :: embarrass
accolade :: award of merit adventitious :: accidental; casual
abate :: subside or moderate
accommodate :: oblige or help someone; adversary :: opponent; enemy
abbreviate :: shorten adjust or bring into harmony; adapt
adverse :: unfavorable; hostile
abdicate :: renounce, give up accomplice :: partner in crime
adversity :: poverty; misfortune
aberrant :: abnormal or deviant accord :: agreement
advert :: refer (to)
aberration :: deviation from the expected accost :: approach and speak first to a
or the normal; mental irregularity or person advocacy :: support; active pleading on
disorder behalf of someone or something
accoutre :: equip
abet :: assist, usually in doing something advocate :: urge; plead for
wrong; encourage accretion :: growth; increase
aegis :: shield; defense
abeyance :: suspended action accrue :: come about by addition
aerie :: nest of a large bird of prey (eagle,
abhor :: detest; hate acerbity :: bitterness of speech and hawk)
abject :: wretched; lacking pride aesthetic :: artistic; dealing with or
acetic :: vinegary capable of appreciating the beautiful
abjure :: renounce upon oath
acidulous :: slightly sour; sharp; caustic affable :: easily approachable; warmly
ablution :: washing friendly
acknowledge :: recognize; admit
abnegation :: renunciation; self-sacrifice affected :: artificial; pretended; assumed
acme :: peak; pinnacle; highest point in order to impress
abolish :: cancel; put an end to
acoustics :: science of sound; quality that affidavit :: written statement made under
abominable :: detestable; extremely makes a room easy or hard to hear in oath
unpleasant; very bad
acquiesce :: assent; agree passively affiliation :: joining; associating with
abominate :: loathe; hate
acquittal :: deliverance from a charge affinity :: kinship
aboriginal :: being the first of its kind in a
region; primitive; native acrid :: sharp; bitterly pungent affirmation :: positive assertion;
confirmation solemn pledge by one who
abortive :: unsuccessful; fruitless acrimonious :: bitter in words or manner refuses to take an oath
abrasive :: rubbing away; tending to grind acrophobia :: fear of heights affix :: attach or add on: fasten
actuarial :: calculating; pertaining to affliction :: state of distress; cause of
abridge :: condense or shorten insurance statistics suffering
abrogate :: abolish actuate :: motivate affluence :: abundance; wealth
abscission :: cutting off; separation acuity :: sharpness affront :: insult; offense; intentional act of
abscond :: depart secretly and hide acumen :: mental keenness
agape :: openmouthed
absolute :: complete; totally unlimited; acute :: quickly perceptive; keen; brief
certain and severe agenda :: items of business at a meeting
absolve :: pardon (an offense) adage :: wise saying; proverb agglomeration :: collection; heap
abstain :: refrain; withhold from adamant :: hard; inflexible aggrandize :: increase or intensify; raise in
participation power, wealth, rank or honor
adapt :: alter; modify
abstemious :: sparing in eating and aggregate :: gather; accumulate
drinking; temperate addendum :: addition; appendix to book
aggressor :: attacker
abstinence :: restraint from eating or addiction :: compulsive, habitual need
drinking aghast :: horrified; dumbfounded
addle :: muddle; drive crazy; *become
abstract :: theoretical; not concrete; rotten : said of an egg* agility :: nimbleness, dexterity
address :: direct a speech to; deal with or agitate :: stir up; disturb
abstruse :: obscure; profound; difficult to discuss
understand agnostic :: one who is skeptical of the
adept :: expert at existence of a god or any ultimate reality
abusive :: coarsely insulting; physically
adhere :: stick fast agog :: highly excited; intensely curious
adherent :: supporter; follower agrarian :: pertaining to land and
abut :: border upon; adjoin
adjacent :: adjoining; neighboring; close
abysmal :: bottomless
by alacrity :: cheerful promptness; eagerness
abyss :: enormous chasm; vast,
adjunct :: something (generally alchemy :: medieval chemistry
bottomless pit
nonessential or inferior) added or attached
academic :: related to a school; *not alcove :: nock (corner); recess
adjuration :: solemn urging
practical or directly useful*
alias :: an assumed name
adjutant :: staff officer assisting the
accede :: agree
commander; assistant alienate :: make hostile; separate
accelerate :: move faster
admonish :: warn; reprove alimentary :: supplying nourishment
accessible :: easy to approach; obtainable
adorn :: decorate alimony :: payments made to an ex-
accessory :: additional object; useful by spouse after divorce
adroit :: skillful
not essential thing
allay :: calm; pacify
acclaim :: applaud; announce with great 2 wordlist
approval allege :: state without proof
adulation :: flattery; admiration
allegiance :: loyalty
allegory :: story in which characters are amputate :: cut off part of body; prune anticlimax :: letdown in thought or
used as symbols; fable emotion
amulet :: charm; talisman
alleviate :: relieve; lessen antidote :: remedy to counteract a poison
anachronism :: something or someone or disease
alliteration :: repetition of beginning sound misplaced in time
in poetry antipathy :: aversion; dislike
analgesic :: causing insensitivity to pain
allocate :: assign antiquated :: obsolete; outdated
analogous :: comparable
alloy :: (n)a mixture of metals (v) mix; antiseptic :: substance that prevents
make less pure; lessen or moderate analogy :: similarity; parallelism infection

allude :: refer indirectly anarchist :: person who seeks to overturn antithesis :: contrast; direct opposite of or
the established government; advocate of to
allure :: entice; attract abolishing authority
anvil :: iron block used in hammering out
allusion :: indirect reference anathema :: solemn curse; someone or metals
something regarded as a curse
alluvial :: pertaining to soil deposits left by apathy :: lack of caring; indifference
running water ancestry :: family descent
ape :: imitate or mimic
aloft :: upward anchor :: secure or fasten firmly; be fixed
in place aperture :: opening; hole
aloof :: apart; reserved
ancillary :: serving as an aid or accessory; apex :: tip; summit; climax
altercation :: noisy quarrel; heated dispute auxiliary
aphasia :: loss of speech due to injury or
altruistic :: unselfishly generous; anecdote :: short account of an amusing illness
concerned for others or interesting event
aphorism :: pithy maxim or saying
amalgamate :: combine; unite in one body anemia :: condition in which blood lacks
red corpuscles apiary :: a place where bees are kept
amass :: collect
anesthetic :: substance that removes aplomb :: self-possession; assurance;
amazon :: female warrior sensation with or without loss of poise
ambidextrous :: capable of using either apocalyptic :: prophetic; pertaining to
hand with equal ease anguish :: acute pain; extreme suffering revelations
ambience :: environment; atmosphere angular :: sharp-cornered; stiff in manner apocryphal :: untrue; made up

ambiguous :: unclear or doubtful in animadversion :: critical remark apogee :: highest point

animated :: lively; spirited apolitical :: having an aversion or lack of
ambivalence :: the state of having concern for political affairs
contradictory or conflicting emotional animosity :: active enmity
attitudes apologist :: one who writes in defense of a
animus :: hostile feeling or intent cause or institution
amble :: moving at an easy pace
annals :: records; history apostate :: one who abandons his religious
ambrosia :: food of the gods faith or political beliefs
anneal :: reduce brittleness and improve
ambulatory :: able to walk; not bedridden toughness by heating and cooling apothecary :: druggist

ameliorate :: improve annex :: attach; *take possession of* 4 wordlist

amenable :: readily managed or willing to annihilate :: destroy apothegm :: pithy, compact saying
be led; answerable or accountable legally
annotate :: comment; make explanatory apotheosis :: elevation to godhood; an
amend :: correct; change, generally for notes ideal example of something
the better
annuity :: yearly allowance appall :: dismay; shock
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annul :: make void; cancel apparition :: ghost; phantom
amenities :: convenient features;
courtesies anodyne :: drug that relieves pain; opiate appease :: pacify or soothe; relieve

amiable :: agreeable; lovable; warmly anoint :: apply ointment or oil esp as appellation :: name; title
friendly religious ceremony; consecrate
append :: attach
amicable :: politely friendly; not anomalous :: abnormal; irregular
quarrelsome application :: diligent attention
anomaly :: irregularity
amiss :: wrong; faulty apposite :: appropriate; fitting
anonymity :: state of being nameless;
amity :: friendship anonymousness appraise :: estimate value of

amnesia :: loss of memory antagonism :: hostility; active resistance appreciate :: be thankful for; increase in
worth; be thoroughly concious about
amnesty :: pardon antecede :: precede
apprehend :: 1) arrest (a criminal); 2)
amok (also amuck) :: in a state of rage antecedents :: preceding events or dread (<- to anticipate with anxiety) ; 3)
circumstances that influence what comes perceive
amoral :: nonmoral later; ancestors or early background
apprehensive :: 1) fearful; 2) *discerning*
amorous :: moved by sexual love; loving antediluvian :: antiquated; extremely
ancient apprise :: inform
amorphous :: formless; lacking shape or
definition anthem :: song of praise or patriotism approbation :: approval

amphibian :: able to live both on land and anthology :: book of literary selections by appropriate :: acquire; take possession of
in water various authors for one's own use

amphitheater :: oval building with tiers of anthropoid :: manlike appurtenances :: subordinate possessions
anthropologist :: student of the history apropos (prep) :: with reference to;
ample :: abundant and science of humankind regarding 2) at the right time

amplify :: broaden or clarify by expanding; anthropomorphic :: having human form or aptitude :: fitness; talent
intensify; make stronger characteristics
aquiline :: curved, hooked
arable :: fit for growing crops aspire :: seek to attain; long for authenticate :: prove genuine

arbiter :: person with power to decide a assail :: assault authoritarian :: subordinating the
matter in dispute; judge individual to the state; completely
assay :: analyze; evaluate dominating another's will
arbitrary :: unreasonable or capricious;
tyrannical assent :: agree; accept authoritative :: having the weight of
authority; peremptory and dictatorial
arbitrate :: act as judge assert :: state strongly or positively; insist
on or demand recognition of (rights, autocratic :: having absolute, unchecked
arboretum :: place where different claims, etc.) power; dictatorial
varieties of trees and shrubs are studied
and exhibited assessment :: estimation; appraisal automaton :: mechanism that imitates
actions of humans
arcade :: a covered passageway, usually assiduous :: diligent
lined with shops autonomous :: self-governing
assimilate :: absorb; cause to become
arcane :: secret; mysterious; known only homogenous autopsy :: examination of a dead body;
to the initiated postmortem
assuage :: ease or lessen (pain); satisfy
archaeology :: study of artifacts and relics (hunger); soothe (anger) auxiliary :: offering or providing help;
of early mankind additional or subsidiary
assumption :: something taken for
archaic :: antiquated granted; *the taking over or taking avalanche :: great mass of falling snow
possession of* and ice
archetype :: prototype; primitive pattern
assurance :: promise or pledge; certainty; avarice :: greediness for wealth
archipelago :: group of closely located self-confidence
islands avenge :: take vengeance for something
asteroid :: small planet (or on behalf of someone)
archives :: public records; place where
public records are kept astigmatism :: eye defect that prevents aver :: state confidently
proper focus
ardor :: heat; passion; zeal averse :: reluctant; disinclined
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arduous :: hard; strenuous aversion :: firm dislike
astral :: relating to the stars
argot :: slang avert :: prevent; turn away
astringent :: binding; causing contraction;
aria :: operatic solo harsh or severe aviary :: enclosure for birds

arid :: dry; barren astronomical :: enormously large or avid :: greedy; eager for
aristocracy :: hereditary nobility; avow :: declare openly
privileged class astute :: wise; shrewd; keen
avuncular :: like an uncle
armada :: fleet of warships asunder :: into parts; apart
awe :: solemn wonder
aromatic :: fragrant asylum :: place of refuge or shelter;
protection awl :: pointed tool used for piercing
arraign :: charge in court; indict
asymmetric :: not identical on both sides awry :: distorted; crooked
array :: 1) marshal; draw up in order 2) of a dividing central line
*clothe; adorn* axiom :: self-evident truth requiring no
atavism :: resemblance to remote proof
arrears :: being in debt ancestors rather than to parents; reversion
azure :: sky blue
to an earlier type; throwback
arrhythmic :: lacking rhythm or regularity
babble :: chatter idly
atheistic :: denying the existence of God
arrogance :: pride; haughtiness
bacchanalian :: drunken
atone :: make amends for; pay for
arroyo :: a dry gully; a rivulet or stream
badger :: pester; annoy
atrocity :: brutal dead
arsenal :: storage place for military
equipment badinage :: teasing conversation
atrophy :: wasting away
articulate :: effective; distinct baffle :: frustrate; perplex
attentive :: alert and watchful;
considerate; thoughtful bait :: harass; tease
artifact :: object made by human beings,
either handmade or mass-produced attenuate :: make thin; weaken baleful :: deadly; having a malign
artifice :: deception; trickery influence; ominous
attest :: testify; bear witness
artisan :: a manually skilled worker balk :: 1) stop short, as if faced with an
attribute :: essential quality
obstacle, and refuse to continue 2) foil
artless :: without guile; open and honest attrition :: gradual decrease in numbers;
ballast :: heavy substance used to add
reduction in the work force without firing
ascendancy :: controlling influence stability or weight
employees; wearing away of opposition by
ascertain :: find out for certain means of harassment balm :: something that relieves pain

ascetic :: practicing self-denial; austere atypical :: not normal balmy :: mild; fragrant

ascribe :: refer; attribute; assign audacious :: daring; bold banal :: hackneyed; commonplace; trite;
lacking originality
aseptic :: preventing infection; having a audit :: examination of accounts
cleansing effect bandy :: discuss lightly or glibly; exchange
augment :: increase; add to
(words) heatedly
ashen :: ash-colored; deadly pale
augury :: omen; prophecy
bane :: cause of ruin; curse
asinine :: stupid
august :: impressive; majestic
bantering :: good-naturedly ridiculing
askance :: with a sideways or indirect look
aureole :: sun's corona; halo
barb :: sharp projection from fishhook or
askew :: crookedly; slanted; at an angle other object; openly cutting remark
auroral :: pertaining to the aurora borealis
asperity :: sharpness (of temper) 6 wordlist
auspicious :: favoring success
aspersion :: slanderous remark bard :: poet
austere :: forbiddingly stern; severely
aspirant :: seeker after position or status simple and unornamented
barefaced :: shameless; bold; unconcealed
baroque :: highly ornate besmirch :: soil, defile bombastic :: pompous; using inflated
barrage :: barrier laid down by artillery bestial :: beastlike; brutal; inhuman
fire; overwhelming profusion boon :: blessing; benefit
bestow :: confer; to give, grant
barrister :: counselor-at-law boorish :: rude; insensitive; awkward; ill-
betoken :: signify; indicate mannered
barterer :: trader
betray :: be unfaithful; reveal bouillon :: clear beef soup
bask :: luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth (unconsciously or unwillingly)
bountiful :: abundant; graciously generous
bastion :: stronghold; something seen as a betroth :: become engaged to marry
source of protection bourgeois :: middle class; selfishly
bevy :: large group materialistic; dully conventional
bate :: let down; restrain
bicameral :: two-chambered, as a bovine :: cowlike; placid and dull
bauble :: trinket; trifle legislative body
bowdlerize :: expurgate
bawdy :: indecent; obscene bicker :: quarrel
boycott :: refrain from buying or using
beatific :: giving bliss; blissful biennial :: every two years
brackish :: somewhat saline
beatitude :: blessedness; state of bliss bifurcated :: divided into two branches;
forked braggadocio :: boasting
bedizen :: dress with vulgar finery
bigotry :: stubborn intolerance braggart :: boaster
bedraggle :: wet thoroughly
bilious :: suffering from indigestion; brandish :: wave around; flourish (<-
beeline :: direct, quick route irritable [here] to make showy, wavy motions, as
of the arms)
befuddle :: confuse thoroughly bilk :: swindle; cheat
bravado :: swagger; assumed air of
beget :: father; produce; give rise to billowing :: swelling out in waves; surging defiance
begrudge :: resent bivouac :: temporary encampment brawn :: muscular strength; sturdiness
beguile :: mislead or delude; cheat; pass bizarre :: fantastic; violently contrasting brazen :: insolent; shameless
blanch :: bleach; whiten breach :: breaking of contract or duty;
behemoth :: huge creature; something of fissure or gap
monstrous size or power bland :: soothing or mild; agreeable
breadth :: width; extent
beholden :: obligated; indebted blandishment :: flattery
brevity :: conciseness
behoove :: be suited to; be incumbent blare :: loud, harsh roar or screech;
upon dazzling blaze of light brindled :: tawny or grayish with streaks
or spots
belabor :: explain or go over excessively blasé :: bored with pleasure or dissipation
or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally bristling :: rising like bristles; showing
blasphemy :: irreverence; sacrilege; irritation
belated :: delayed cursing
broach :: introduce; open up
beleaguer :: besiege or attack; harass blatant :: extremely obvious; loudly
offensive brocade :: rich, figured fabric
belie :: contradict; give a false impression
bleak :: cold or cheerless; unlikely to be brochure :: pamphlet
belittle :: disparage; depreciate favorable
brooch :: ornamental clasp
bellicose :: warlike blighted :: suffering from a disease;
destroyed brook :: tolerate; endure 2) a small
belligerent :: quarrelsome stream
blithe :: gay; joyous
bemoan :: 1. lament; 2. express browbeat :: bully; intimidate
disapproval of bloated :: swollen or puffed as with water
or air browse :: graze; skim or glance at casually
bemused :: confused; lost in thought;
preoccupied blowhard :: talkative boaster brunt :: main impact or shock
benediction :: blessing bludgeon :: club; heavy-headed weapon brusque :: blunt; abrupt

benefactor :: gift giver; patron bluff :: 1) (adj) rough but good-natured 2) buccaneer :: a pirate, or sea robber
pretense (of strength); deception; *high
beneficent :: kindly; doing good cliff* bucolic :: rustic; pastoral
benevolent :: generous; charitable buffet (n) :: table with food set out for
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people to serve themselves; meal at which
benign :: kindly; favorable; not malignant people help themselves to food that's been
blunder :: error
set out.
benison :: blessing
blurt :: utter impulsively
buffet (v) :: slap; batter; knock about
bent :: determined; natural talent or
bluster :: blow in heavy gusts; threaten
inclination buffoonery :: clowning
emptily; bully
bequeath :: leave to someone by means of bugaboo :: bugbear; object of baseless
bode :: foreshadow; portend
a will; hand down terror
bogus :: counterfeit; not authentic
berate :: scold strongly bullion :: gold and silver in the form of
bohemian :: unconventional (in an artistic bars
bereavement :: state of being deprived of
something valuable or beloved bulwark :: earthwork or other strong
boisterous :: violent; rough; noisy defense; person who defends
bereft :: deprived of; lacking
bolster :: support; reinforce bungle :: mismanage; blunder
berserk :: frenzied
bolt (n) :: door bar; fastening pin or buoyant :: able to float; *cheerful and
beseech :: beg; plead with
screw; length of fabric optimistic*
beset :: harass or trouble; to surround or
bolt (v) :: dash or dart off; fasten (a bureaucracy :: over regulated
hem in
door); *gobble down* administrative system marked by red tape
besiege :: surround with armed forces;
bombardment :: attack (as with missiles) burgeon :: grow forth; send out buds
harass (with requests)
burlesque :: give an imitation that ridicules carapace :: shell covering the back (of a censor :: overseer of morals; person who
turtle, crab, etc.) eliminates inappropriate matter
burnish :: make shiny by rubbing; polish
carat :: unit of weight for precious stones; censorious :: critical
buttress :: support; prop up measure of fineness of gold
censure :: blame; criticize
buxom :: full-bosomed; plump; jolly carcinogenic :: causing cancer
centaur :: mythical figure, half man and
cabal :: small group of persons secretly cardinal :: chief half horse
united to promote their own interests
cardiologist :: doctor specializing in centigrade :: denoting a widely used
cache :: hiding place ailments of the heart temperature scale (basically same as
cacophonous :: discordant; inharmonious careen :: lurch; sway from side to side
centrifugal :: radiating; departing from the
cadaver :: corpse caricature :: grotesque or ludicrously center
exaggerated representation; distortion;
cadaverous :: like a corpse; pale burlesque centrifuge :: machine that separates
substances by whirling them
cadence :: rhythmic rise and fall (of words carillon :: a set of bells capable of being
or sounds); beat played centripetal :: tending toward the center
cajole :: coax; wheedle carnage :: destruction of life centurion :: Roman army officer
calamity :: disaster; misery carnal :: fleshy cerebral :: pertaining to the brain or
calculated :: deliberately planned; likely carnivorous :: meat-eating
cerebration :: thought
caldron :: large kettle carousal :: drunken revel
ceremonious :: marked by formality
caliber :: ability; quality carping :: petty criticism; fault-finding
certitude :: certainty
calligraphy :: beautiful writing; excellent carrion :: rotting flesh of a dead body
penmanship cessation :: stoppage
cartographer :: map-maker
callous :: hardened; unfeeling cession :: yielding to another; ceding
cascade :: small waterfall
callow :: youthful; immature; chafe :: warm by rubbing; make sore (by
inexperienced caste :: one of the hereditary classes in rubbing)
Hindu Society, social stratification;
calorific :: heat-producing prestige chaff :: worthless product of endeavor
calumny :: malicious misrepresentation; castigation :: punishment; severe criticism chaffing :: bantering; joking
casual :: implying a cause-and-effect chagrin :: vexation (caused by humiliation
camaraderie :: good-fellowship relationship or injured pride); disappointment
cameo :: shell or jewel carved in relief; casualty :: serious or fatal accident chalice :: goblet; consecrated cup
star's special appearance in a minor role in
the film cataclysm :: deluge; upheaval chameleon :: lizard that changes color in
different situations
camouflage :: disguise; conceal catalyst :: agent that brings about a
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canard :: unfounded rumor; exaggerated unaffected and unchanged.
report champion :: support militantly
catapult :: slingshot; hurling machine
candor :: frankness; open honesty chaotic :: in utter disorder
cataract :: great waterfall; eye
canine :: related to dogs; doglike abnormality charisma :: divine gift; great popular
charm or appeal
canker :: *any ulcerous sore*; any evil catastrophe :: calamity; disaster
charlatan :: quack; pretender to
canny :: shrewd; thrifty catcall :: shout of disapproval; boo knowledge
canon :: collection or authoritative list of catechism :: book for religious instruction; chary :: cautious; sparing or restrained
books (e.g., by an author, or accepted as instruction by question and answer about giving
scripture); rule or standard set by
ecclesiastical author categorical :: without exceptions; chase :: ornament a metal surface by
unqualified; absolute indenting
cantankerous :: ill-humored; irritable
catharsis :: purging or cleansing of any chasm :: abyss
cantata :: story set to music, to be sung passage of the body
by a chorus chassis :: framework and working parts of
cathartic :: purgative i.e. tending to purify an automobile
canter :: slow gallop
catholic :: universal; wide-ranging liberal chaste :: pure; virginal; modest
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caucus :: private meeting of members of a chasten :: discipline; punish in order to
canto :: division of a long poem party to select officers or determine policy correct
canvass :: determine or seek opinions, caulk :: to make watertight (by plugging chastise :: punish
votes, etc. seams)
chauvinist :: blindly devoted patriot;
capacious :: spacious caustic :: burning; sarcastically biting zealous adherent of a group or cause
capacity :: mental or physical ability; role; cauterize :: burn with hot iron or caustic check :: stop motion; curb or restrain
ability to accommodate
cavalcade :: procession; parade checkered :: marked by changes in fortune
capillary :: having a very fine bore
cavalier :: casual and offhand; arrogant cherubic :: angelic; innocent-looking
capitulate :: surrender
cavil :: make frivolous objections chicanery :: trickery; deception
caprice :: whim
cede :: yield (title, territory) to; surrender chide :: scold
capricious :: unpredictable; fickle formally
chimerical :: fantastically improbable;
caption :: title; chapter heading; text celerity :: speed; rapidity highly unrealistic; imaginative
under illustration
celestial :: heavenly chisel :: wedge like tool for cutting
captious :: faultfinding
celibate :: abstaining from sexual
carafe :: glass water bottle; decanter intercourse; unmarried
chisel (v) :: *swindle or cheat*; cut with a coddle :: treat gently; pamper compact (n) :: agreement; contract
codicil :: supplement to the body of a will compatible :: harmonious; in harmony
chivalrous :: courteous; faithful; brave with
codify :: to arrange (laws, rules, etc.)
choleric :: hot-tempered systematically; classify compelling :: overpowering; irresistible in
choreography :: art of representing dances coercion :: use of force to get someone to
in written symbols; arrangement of dances obey; government by force compendium :: brief, comprehensive
chortle :: chuckle with delight coeval :: living at the same time as;
contemporary compensatory :: making up for; repaying
chronic :: long established, as a disease
cog :: tooth projecting from a wheel compilation :: listing of statistical
chronicle :: report; record (in chronological information in tabular or book form
order) cogent :: convincing
compile :: assemble; gather; accumulate
churlish :: boorish; rude cogitate :: think over
complacency :: self-satisfaction; smugness
ciliated :: having minute hairs cognate :: related linguistically; allied by
blood; similar or akin in nature complaisant :: trying to please; obliging
cipher :: 1) *nonentity; worthless person
or thing* 2) secret code cognitive :: having to do with knowing or complement :: complete; consummate;
perceiving related to mental processes make perfect
circlet :: small ring; band
cognizance :: knowledge complementary :: serving to complete
circuitous :: roundabout; indirect; devious something
cohabit :: live together
circumlocution :: indirect or roundabout compliance :: readiness to yield;
expression cohere :: stick together conformity in fulfilling requirement

circumscribe :: limit; confine cohesion :: tendency to keep together compliant :: yielding; conforming to
circumspect :: prudent; cautious cohorts :: armed band
complicity :: participation; involvement
circumvent :: outwit; baffle coiffure :: hairstyle
component :: element; ingredient
cistern :: reservoir or water tank coin :: make coins; invent or fabricate
comport :: bear one's self; behave
citadel :: fortress coincidence :: the chance occurrence, at
the same time, of two or more seemingly composure :: mental calmness
cite :: quote; commend connected events
compound :: combine; constitute; pay
civil :: having to do with citizens or the colander :: utensil with perforated bottom interest; increase
state; courteous and polite used for straining
comprehensive :: thorough; inclusive
clairvoyant :: having foresight; 10 wordlist
fortuneteller compress :: close; squeeze; contract
collaborate :: work together
clamber :: climb by crawling comprise :: include; consist of
collage :: work of art put together from
clamor :: noise fragments compromise :: adjust or settle by making
mutual concessions; endanger the
clandestine :: secret collate :: examine in order to verify interests or reputation of
authenticity; arrange in order
clangor :: loud, resounding noise compunction :: remorse
collateral :: security given for a loan
clapper :: striker (tongue) of a bell compute :: reckon; calculate
collation :: a light meal
clarion :: shrill, trumpet like sound concatenate :: link as in a chain
colloquial :: pertaining to conversational or
claustrophobia :: fear of being locked in concave :: hollow
common speech; informal
clavicle :: collarbone concede :: admit; yield
colloquy :: informal discussion
cleave (n) cleavage (adj.) cloven :: split or conceit :: vanity or self-love; whimsical
collusion :: conspiring in a fraudulent
sever; cling to; remain faithful to idea; extravagant metaphor
cleft :: split concentric :: having a common center
colossal :: huge
clemency :: disposition to be lenient; conception :: beginning; forming of an
colossus :: gigantic statue
mildness, as of the weather idea
comatose :: in a coma; extremely sleepy
cliché :: phrase dulled in meaning by concerted :: mutually agreed on; done
repetition combustible :: easily burned together
clientele :: body of customers comely :: attractive; agreeable concession :: an act of yielding
climactic (n) climax :: relating to the comestible :: something fit to be eaten conciliatory :: reconciling; soothing
highest point
comeuppance :: deserved punishment; concise :: brief and compact
clime :: region; climate retribution
conclave :: private meeting
clique :: small, exclusive group comity :: courtesy; civility
conclusive :: decisive; ending all debate
cloister :: monastery or convent commandeer :: to draft for military
purposes; to take for public use concoct :: prepare by combining; make up
clout :: great influence (especially political in concert
or social) commemorative :: remembering; honoring
concomitant :: that which accompanies
cloying (v) cloy :: distasteful (because commensurate :: equal in extent
excessive); excessively sweet or concord :: harmony
sentimental commiserate :: feel or express pity or
sympathy for concur :: agree
coagulate :: thicken; congeal; clot
commodious :: spacious and comfortable concurrent :: happening at the same time
coalesce :: combine; fuse
communal :: held in common; of group of condescend :: bestow courtesies with a
coalition :: partnership; league; union people superior air

coda :: concluding section of a musical or compact (adj.) :: tightly packed; firm; condign :: adequate; deservedly severe
literary composition brief
condiments :: seasonings; spices constituent :: *supporter* cornucopia :: horn overflowing with fruit
and grain; symbol of abundance
condole :: express sympathetic sorrow constraint :: compulsion; repression of
feelings corollary :: consequence; accompaniment
condone :: overlook; forgive; give tacit
approval; excuse construe :: explain; interpret corporeal :: bodily; material

conducive :: helpful; contributive consummate :: complete corpulent :: very fat

conduit :: aqueduct passageway for fluids contagion :: infection correlation :: mutual relationship

confidant :: trusted friend contaminate :: pollute corroborate :: confirm; support

confine :: shut in; restrict contempt :: scorn; disdain corrode :: destroy by chemical action

confiscate :: seize; commandeer contend :: struggle; compete; assert corrosive :: eating away by chemicals or
earnestly disease
conflagration :: great fire
contention :: claim; thesis corrugated :: wrinkled; ridged
confluence :: flowing together; crowd
contentious :: quarrelsome cosmic :: pertaining to the universe; vast
conformity :: harmony; agreement
contest :: dispute coterie :: group that meets socially select
confound :: confuse; puzzle circle
context :: writing preceding and following
congeal :: freeze; coagulate the passage quoted countenance (n) :: face
congenial :: pleasant; friendly; kindred [ -- contiguous :: adjacent to; touching upon countenance (v) :: approve; tolerate
- tastes]
continence :: self-restraint; sexual chastity counterfeit :: not genuine; imitation;
congenital :: existing at birth forged
contingent :: dependent on; conditional
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contortions :: twistings; distortions
conglomeration :: mass of material 12 wordlist
sticking together contraband :: illegal trade; smuggling;
smuggled goods counterpart :: a thing that completes
congruence :: correspondence or parts; another; things very much alike
harmonious relationship contravene :: contradict; oppose: infringe
on or transgress coup :: highly successful action or sudden
congruent :: in agreement; corresponding attack
contrite :: penitent
conifer :: pine tree; cone-bearing tree couple :: join; unite
contrived :: forced; artificial; not
conjecture :: surmise; guess spontaneous courier :: messenger

conjugal :: pertaining to marriage controvert :: oppose with arguments; covenant :: agreement

attempt to refute; contradict
conjure :: summon a devil; practice covert :: secret; hidden; implied
magic; imagine or invent contumacious :: disobedient; resisting
authority covetous :: avaricious; eagerly desirous of
connivance :: pretense of ignorance of
something wrong; assistance; permission contusion :: bruise cow :: terrorize; intimidate
to offend
conundrum :: riddle; difficult problem cower :: shrink quivering, as from fear
connoisseur :: person competent to act as
a judge of art, etc.; a lover of an art convene :: assemble coy :: shy; modest; coquettish

connotation :: suggested or implied convention :: social or moral custom cozen :: cheat; hoodwink; swindle
meaning of an expression established practice
crabbed :: sour; peevish
connubial :: pertaining to marriage or the conventional :: ordinary; typical
matrimonial state crass :: very unrefined; grossly insensible
converge :: approach; tend to meet; come
consanguinity :: kinship together craven :: cowardly

conscientious :: scrupulous; careful conversant :: familiar with credence :: belief

conscript :: draftee; person forced into converse :: opposite credo :: creed; system of (esp. religious)
military service beliefs
convert :: one who has adopted a different
consecrate :: dedicate; sanctify religion or opinion credulity :: belief on slight evidence;
gullibility; naiveté
consensus :: general agreement convex :: curving outward
creed :: system of religious or ethical
consequential :: following as result or conveyance :: vehicle; transfer belief
inference; *pompous; self-important*
conviction :: judgment that someone is crescendo :: increase in the volume or
conservatory :: school of the fine arts guilty of a crime; strongly held belief intensity, as in a musical passage; climax
(especially music or drama)
convivial :: festive; gay; characterized by crestfallen :: dejected; dispirited
consign :: deliver officially; entrust; set joviality
apart crevice :: crack; fissure
convoke :: call together
consistency :: absence of contradictions; cringe :: shrink back, as if in fear
dependability; uniformity; degree of convoluted :: coiled around; involved;
intricate criteria :: standards used in judging
copious :: plentiful crone :: hag i.e. withered old woman
console :: lessen sadness or
disappointment; give comfort crotchety :: eccentric; whimsical
coquette :: a girl or woman who merely
consolidation :: unification; process of from vanity tries to get men‘s attention
crux :: essential or main point
becoming firmer or stronger and admiration; flirt
crypt :: vault, esp. one below church used
consonance :: harmony; agreement cordial :: gracious; heartfelt
for burial-place
consort (n) :: husband or wife cordon :: extended line of men or
cryptic :: mysterious; hidden; secret
fortifications to prevent access or egress
consort (v) :: associate with cubicle :: small chamber used for sleeping
cornice :: projecting molding on building
conspiracy :: treacherous plot (usually above columns) cuisine :: style of cooking
culinary :: relating to cooking decoy :: lure or bait demur :: object (because of doubts,
scruples); hesitate
cull :: pick out; reject decrepitude :: state of collapse caused by
illness or old age demure :: grave; serious; coy
culmination :: attainment of highest point
decry :: express strong disapproval of; denigrate :: blacken
culpable :: deserving blame disparage
denizen :: inhabitant or resident; regular
culvert :: artificial channel for water deducible :: derived by reasoning visitor

cumbersome :: heavy; hard to manage deface :: mar; disfigure denotation :: meaning; distinguishing by
cumulative :: growing by addition defame :: harm someone's reputation;
malign; slander denouement :: outcome; final
cupidity :: greed development of the plot of a play or other
default :: failure to act literary work
curator :: superintendent; manager
defeatist :: resigned to defeat; accepting denounce :: condemn; criticize
curmudgeon :: churlish, miserly individual defeat as a natural outcome
depict :: portray
cursive :: flowing, running defection :: desertion
deplete :: reduce; exhaust
cursory :: casual; superficial; hastily done defer :: give in respectfully; submit 2)
postpone deplore :: regret
curtail :: shorten; reduce
deference :: courteous regard for deploy :: spread out [troops] in an
cynical :: skeptical or distrustful of human
another's wish extended though shallow battle line
defiance :: refusal to yield; resistance depose :: dethrone; remove from office
cynosure :: object of general attention
defile :: pollute; profane deposition :: testimony under oath
dabble :: work at in a non-serious fashion;
splash around definitive :: most reliable or complete depravity :: extreme corruption;
dais :: raised platform for guests of honor deflect :: turn aside
deprecate :: express disapproval of;
dally :: to flirt; trifle with; procrastinate defoliate :: destroy leaves protest against; belittle
dank :: damp defrock :: to strip a priest or minister of depreciate :: lessen in value
church authority
dapper :: neat and trim
depredation :: plundering
deft :: neat; skillful
dappled :: spotted
deranged :: insane
defunct :: dead; no longer in use or
daub :: smear (as with paint)
existence derelict :: abandoned; *negligent*
daunt :: intimidate; frighten
degenerate :: become wore; deteriorate deride :: ridicule; make fun of
dauntless :: bold
degradation :: humiliation; debasement; derision :: ridicule
dawdle :: loiter; waste time degeneration
derivative :: unoriginal; obtained from
deadlock :: standstill; stalemate dehydrate :: remove water from; dry out another source

deadpan :: wooden; impassive deify :: turn into a god; idolize dermatologist :: one who studies the skin
and its diseases
dearth :: scarcity deign :: condescend; stoop
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debacle :: sudden downfall; complete delete :: erase; strike out
disaster derogatory :: tending to lessen or impair;
deleterious :: harmful detracting disparaging; belittling
debase :: reduce in quality or value; lower
deliberate :: consider; ponder descry :: catch sight of
in esteem; degrade
delineate :: portray; depict; sketch desecrate :: profane; violate the sanctity
debauch :: corrupt; seduce from virtue
delirium :: mental disorder marked by
debilitate :: weaken; enfeeble
confusion desiccate :: dry up
debonair :: friendly; aiming to please
delta :: flat plain of mud or sand between desolate (adj.) :: unpopulated;
debris :: rubble branches of a river depressing; deserted

debunk :: expose as false, exaggerated, delude :: deceive desolate (v) :: rob of joy; lay waste to;
worthless, etc.; ridicule forsake
deluge :: flood; rush
debutante :: young woman making formal desperado :: reckless outlaw i.e. criminal
delusion :: false belief; hallucination
entrance into society
despise :: look on with scorn; regard as
delusive :: deceptive; raising vain hopes
decadence :: decay worthless or distasteful
delve :: dig; investigate
decant :: pour off gently despoil :: plunder
demagogue :: person who appeals to
decapitate :: behead despondent :: depressed; gloomy
people's prejudice; false leader
decelerate :: slow down despot :: tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler
demean :: degrade; humiliate
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destitute :: extremely poor

deciduous :: falling off, as of leaves desultory :: aimless; haphazard;

demented :: insane
digressing at random
decimate :: kill, usually one out of ten
demise :: death
detached :: emotionally removed; calm
decipher :: decode and objective; physically separate
demographic :: related to population
declivity :: downward slope balance
determinate :: having a fixed order of
demolition :: destruction procedure; invariable
décolleté :: having a low-cut neckline
demoniac :: fiendish determination :: resolve; *measurement
decomposition :: decay or calculation*; decision
demotic :: pertaining to the people
decorum :: propriety; orderliness and good deterrent :: something that discourages;
taste in manners hindrance
detonation :: explosion disburse :: pay out disperse :: scatter

detraction :: slandering; aspersion discernible :: mentally quick and dispirited :: lacking in spirit
observant; having insight
detrimental :: harmful; damaging disport :: to indulge in amusement; play;
disclaim :: disown; renounce claim to frolic
deviate :: turn away from (a principle,
norm); depart; diverge disclose :: reveal disputatious :: argumentative; fond or
devious :: roundabout; erratic; not discombobulated :: confused; discomposed
straightforward disquietude :: uneasiness; anxiety
discomfit :: put to rout; defeat; disconcert
devise :: think up; invent; plan disquisition :: a formal systematic inquiry;
disconcert :: confuse; upset; embarrass an explanation of the results of a formal
devoid :: lacking inquiry
disconsolate :: sad
devolve :: deputize; pass to others dissection :: analysis; cutting apart in
discord :: conflict; lack of harmony order to examine
devotee :: enthusiastic follower
discordant :: not harmonious; conflicting dissemble :: disguise; pretend
devout :: pious
discount :: disregard disseminate :: distribute; spread; scatter
dexterous :: skillful (like seeds)
discourse :: formal discussion;
diabolical :: devilish conversation dissent :: disagree
diadem :: crown discredit :: defame; destroy confidence in; dissertation :: formal essay
dialectical :: relating to the art of debate; dissident :: dissenting; rebellious
*mutual or reciprocal* discrepancy :: lack of consistency;
difference dissimulate :: pretend; conceal by feigning
diaphanous :: sheer; transparent
discrete :: separate; unconnected dissipate :: squander; waste; scatter
diatribe :: bitter scolding; invective
discretion :: prudence; ability to adjust dissolution :: disintegration; looseness in
dichotomy :: split; branching into two actions to circumstances morals
parts (especially contradictory ones)
discriminating :: able to see differences; dissonance :: discord; opposite of
dictum :: authoritative and weighty prejudiced harmony
statement; saying; maxim
discursive :: digressing; rambling dissuade :: persuade not to do; discourage
didactic :: teaching; instructional
disdain :: view with scorn or contempt distant :: reserved or aloof; cold in
die :: device for stamping or impressing; manner
mold disembark :: go ashore; unload cargo from
a ship distend :: expand; swell out
diffidence :: shyness
disenfranchise :: deprive of a civil right distill :: purify; refine; concentrate
diffuse :: *wordy; rambling*; spread out
(like a gas) disengage :: uncouple; separate; distinction :: honor; contrast;
disconnect discrimination
digression :: wandering away from the
subject disfigure :: mar the appearance of; spoil distort :: twist out of shape

dilapidated :: ruined because of neglect disgorge :: surrender something; eject; distrait :: absentminded
dilate :: expand distraught :: upset; distracted by anxiety
disgruntle :: make discontented
dilatory :: delaying diurnal :: daily
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dilemma :: problem; choice of two diva :: operatic singer; prima donna
unsatisfactory alternatives dishearten :: discourage
diverge :: vary; go in different directions
dilettante :: aimless follower of the arts; disheveled :: untidy from the same point
amateur; dabbler
disinclination :: unwillingness divergent :: differing; deviating
diligence :: steadiness of effort; persistent
hard work disingenuous :: not naïve; sophisticated diverse :: differing in some characteristics;
dilute :: make less concentrated; reduce in disinter :: dig up; unearth
strength diversion :: act of turning aside; pastime
disinterested :: unprejudiced
diminution :: lessening; reduction in size diversity :: variety; dissimilitude
disjointed :: disconnected
din :: continued loud noise divest :: strip; deprive
disjunction :: act or state of separation;
dinghy :: small boat (*often ship's boat*) disunity divine :: perceive intuitively; foresee the
dingy :: dull; not fresh; cheerless dislodge :: remove (forcibly)
divulge :: reveal
dint :: means; effort dismantle :: take apart
docile :: obedient; easily managed
diorama :: life-size, three-dimensional dismember :: cut into small parts
scene from nature or history docket :: program as for trial; book where
dismiss :: eliminate from consideration; such entries are made
dire :: disastrous reject
doctrinaire :: unable to compromise about
dirge :: lament with music; a funeral hymn disparage :: belittle points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

disabuse :: correct a false impression; disparate :: basically different; unrelated doctrine :: teachings in general; particular
undeceive principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught
disparity :: difference; condition of
disaffected :: disloyal inequality document :: provide written evidence
disapprobation :: disapproval; dispassionate :: calm; impartial doddering :: shaky; infirm from old age
dispatch :: speediness; prompt execution; doff :: take off
disarray :: disorderly or untidy state message sent with all due speed
dogged :: determined; stubborn
disavowal :: denial; disclaiming dispel :: scatter; drive away; cause to
vanish doggerel :: poor verse
disband :: dissolve; disperse
dogmatic :: opinionated; arbitrary; eclipse :: darken; extinguish; *surpass* embezzlement :: stealing
ecologist :: person concerned with the emboss :: produce a design in raised relief
doldrums :: blues; listlessness; slack interrelationship between living organisms
period and their environment embrace :: hug; adopt or espouse; accept
readily; encircle; include
dolorous :: sorrowful economy :: efficiency or conciseness in
using something embroider :: decorate with needlework;
dolt :: stupid person ornament with fancy or fictitious details
ecstasy :: rapture; joy; any overpowering
domicile :: home emotion embroil :: throw into confusion; involve in
strife; entangle
domineer :: rule over tyrannically eddy :: swirling current of water, air, etc
embryonic :: undeveloped; rudimentary
don :: put on edict :: decree (especially one issued by a
sovereign); official command emend :: correct, usually a text
dormant :: sleeping; lethargic; latent
edify :: instruct; correct morally emendation :: correction of errors;
dormer :: window projecting from roof improvement
eerie :: weird
dorsal :: relating to the back of an animal emetic :: substance causing vomiting
efface :: rub out
dossier :: a collection of documents eminent :: high; lofty
concerning a particular person or matter effectual :: able to produce a desired
effect; valid emissary :: agent; messenger
dotage :: senility
effeminate :: having womanly traits emollient :: soothing or softening remedy
dote :: be excessively fond of; show signs
of mental decline effervescence :: inner excitement or emolument :: salary; compensation
exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or
dour :: sullen; stubborn carbonation empathy :: ability to identify with
another's feelings, ideas, etc.
douse :: plunge into water; drench; effete :: worn out; exhausted; barren
extinguish empirical :: based on experience
efficacy :: power to produce desired effect
dowdy :: slovenly; untidy emulate :: imitate; rival
effigy :: dummy
downcast :: disheartened; sad enamored :: in love
effluvium :: noxious smell
drab :: dull; lacking color; cheerless encipher :: encode; convert a message
effrontery :: shameless boldness into code
draconian :: extremely severe
effusion :: pouring forth enclave :: territory enclosed within an
dregs :: sediment; worthless residue alien land
effusive :: pouring forth; gushing
drivel :: nonsense; foolishness encomiastic :: praising; eulogistic
egoism :: excessive interest in one's self;
droll :: queer and amusing belief that one should be interested in encomium :: high praise; eulogy
one's self rather than in others
drone (n.) :: idle person; male bee encompass :: surround
egotistical :: excessively self-centered;
drone (v.) :: talk dully; buzz or murmur encroachment :: gradual intrusion
self-important; conceited
like a bee
egregious :: notorious; conspicuously bad 17 wordlist
dross :: waste matter; worthless
or shocking
impurities encumber :: burden
egress :: exit
drudgery :: menial work endearment :: fond word or act
ejaculation :: exclamation
dubious :: questionable; filled with doubt endemic :: prevailing among a specific
elaboration :: addition of details; intricacy group of people or in a specific area or
ductile :: malleable; flexible; pliable country
elated :: overjoyed; in high spirits
dulcet :: sweet sounding endorse :: approve; support
elegy :: poem or song expressing
dumbfound :: astonish endue :: provide with some quality; endow
lamentation; funeral song
dupe :: someone easily fooled enduring :: lasting; surviving
elicit :: draw out by discussion
duplicity :: double-dealing; hypocrisy energize :: invigorate; make forceful and
elixir :: cure-all; something invigorating
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enervate :: weaken
duration :: length of time something lasts
elliptical :: oval; ambiguous, either
purposely or because key words have been enfranchise :: admit to the rights of
duress :: forcible restraint, especially citizenship (especially the right to vote)
unlawfully left out

eloquence :: expressiveness; persuasive engage :: attract; hire; pledge oneself;

dutiful :: respectful; obedient confront
dwindle :: shrink; reduce engaging :: charming; attractive
elucidate :: explain; enlighten
dynamic :: energetic; vigorously active engender :: cause; produce
elusive :: evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
dyspeptic :: suffering from indigestion engross :: occupy fully
elysian :: relating to paradise; blissful
earthy :: unrefined; coarse enhance :: increase; improve
emaciated :: thin and wasted
ebb :: recede; lessen enigma :: puzzle; mystery
emanate :: issue forth
ebullient :: showing excitement; enigmatic :: obscure; puzzling
emancipate :: set free
overflowing with enthusiasm
embargo :: ban on commerce or other enjoin :: command; order; *forbid*
eccentric :: irregular; odd; whimsical;
bizarre enmity :: ill will; hatred
embark :: commence; go on board a boat;
eccentricity :: oddity; idiosyncrasy ennui :: boredom
begin a journey
ecclesiastic :: pertaining to the church enormity :: hugeness (in a bad sense)
embed :: enclose; place in something
eclectic :: selective; composed of elements enrapture :: please intensely
embellish :: adorn; ornament; enhance, as
drawn from disparate sources
a story
ensconce :: settle comfortably erratic :: odd; unpredictable exemplify :: show by example; furnish an
ensue :: follow erroneous :: mistaken; wrong
exempt :: not subject to a duty or
entail :: require; necessitate; involve erudite :: learned; scholarly obligation

enterprising :: full of initiative escapade :: prank; flighty conduct exertion :: effort; expenditure of much
physical work
enthanasia :: mercy killing eschew :: avoid
exhilarating :: invigorating and refreshing;
enthrall :: capture; enslave esoteric :: hard to understand; known only cheering
to the chosen few
entice :: lure; attract; tempt exhort :: to urge earnestly by advice,
espionage :: spying warning, etc. (to do what is proper or
entity :: real being
required); admonish strongly
espouse :: adopt; support
entomology :: study of insects
exhume :: dig out of the ground; remove
esteem :: respect; value
entrance :: put under a spell; carry away from the grave
with emotion estranged :: separated; alienated
exigency :: urgent situation
entreat :: plead; ask earnestly ethereal :: light; heavenly; unusually
exiguous :: small; minute
entrée :: entrance; a way in
existential :: pertaining to existence;
ethnic :: relating to races
entrepreneur :: businessperson; contractor pertaining to the philosophy of
ethnology :: study of humankind existentialism
enumerate :: list; mention one by one
ethos :: underlying character of a culture, exodus :: departure
enunciate :: utter or speak, especially group, etc
distinctly exonerate :: acquit; exculpate
etymology :: study of word parts
environ :: enclose; surround exorbitant :: excessive
eugenic :: pertaining to the improvement
eon :: long period of time; an age exorcise :: drive out evil spirits
of race through the control of hereditary
factors in mating exotic :: not native; strange
epaulet :: ornament worn on the shoulder
(of a uniform, etc.) eulogistic :: praising expansive :: *outgoing and sociable*;
ephemeral :: short-lived; fleeting broad and extensive; able to increase in
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epic :: long heroic poem, novel, or similar eulogy :: expression of praise, often on the
work of art expatiate :: talk at length
occasion of someone's death
epicure :: connoisseur of food and drink expatriate :: exile; someone who has
euphemism :: mild expression in place of
withdrawn form his native land
unpleasant one
epigram :: witty thought or saying, usually
short expedient :: suitable; practical; politic
euphony :: sweet sound
epilogue :: short speech at conclusion of expedite :: hasten
euphoria :: feeling of exaggerated (or
dramatic work unfounded) well-being expenditure :: payment or expense;
episodic :: loosely connected *output*
evanescent :: fleeting; vanishing
epistemologist :: philosopher who studies expertise :: specialized knowledge; expert
evasive :: not frank; eluding
the nature of knowledge skill
evenhanded :: impartial; fair
epitaph :: inscription in memory of a dead expiate :: make amends for (a sin)
person evince :: show clearly
expletive :: interjection; profane oath
epithet :: word or phrase characteristically evocative :: tending to call up (emotions,
explicate :: explain; interpret; clarify
used to describe a person or thing memories)
explicit :: totally clear; definite; outspoken
epitome :: perfect example or embodiment evoke :: call forth
exploit :: make use of, sometimes unjustly
epoch :: the beginning of a new and ewe :: female sheep
important period in the history of expository :: explanatory; serving to
anything; period of time exacerbate :: worsen; embitter
equable :: tranquil; steady; uniform exacting :: extremely demanding
expostulation :: protest; remonstrance
equanimity :: calmness of temperament; exalt :: raise in rank or dignity; praise
exposure :: risk, particularly of being
composure exposed to disease or to the elements;
exasperate :: vex
unmasking; act of laying something open
equestrian :: rider on horseback
exceptionable :: objectionable
expropriate :: take possession of
equilibrium :: balance
excerpt :: selected passage (written or
expunge :: cancel; remove
equine :: resembling a horse musical)
expurgate :: clean; remove offensive parts
equinox :: period of equal days and nights; exchequer :: treasury
of a book
the beginning of spring and autumn
excise :: cut away; cut out
extant :: still in existence
equipoise :: balance; balancing force;
equilibrium exclaim :: cry out suddenly
extemporaneous :: not planned;
excoriate :: scold with biting harshness; impromptu
equitable :: fair; impartial
strip the skin off
extenuate :: weaken; mitigate
equity :: fairness; justice
exculpate :: clear from blame
extirpate :: to pull up by the roots; root
equivocal :: ambiguous; intentionally
execrable :: very bad out; to destroy or remove completely;
exterminate; abolish
equivocate :: lie; mislead; attempt to execrate :: curse; express abhorrence for
extol :: praise; glorify
conceal the truth
execute :: put into effect; carry out
extort :: wring from; get money by
erode :: eat away
exegesis :: explanation, especially of threats, etc.
erotic :: pertaining to passionate love biblical passages
extradition :: handing over a person
errant :: wandering exemplary :: serving as a mode; accused of crime to State where crime was
outstanding committed
extraneous :: not essential; superfluous fecundity :: fertile; fruitfulness flamboyant :: ornate

extrapolation :: projection; conjecture feign :: pretend flaunt :: display ostentatiously

extricate :: free; disentangle feint :: trick; shift; sham blow flay :: strip off skin; *plunder*; to criticize
extrinsic :: external; not essential; felicitous :: apt; suitable expressed; well
extraneous chosen fleck :: spot

extrovert :: person interested mostly in felicity :: happiness; appropriateness (of a fledgling :: inexperienced
external objects and actions remark, choice, etc.)
fleece (n) :: wool coat of a sheep
extrude :: force or push out fell (adj.) :: cruel; deadly
fleece (v) :: rob; plunder
exuberance :: overflowing abundance; fell (v) :: cut or knock down; bring down
joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; (with a missile) flick :: light stroke as with a whip
felon :: person convicted of a grave crime flinch :: hesitate; shrink
exude :: discharge; give forth
feral :: not domestic; wild 20 wordlist
exult :: rejoice
ferment :: agitation; commotion flippant :: lacking proper seriousness
fabricate :: build; lie
ferret :: drive or hunt out hiding flit :: fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by
façade :: front (of building); superficial or
false appearance fervent :: ardent; hot floe :: mass of floating ice

facet :: small plane surface (of a gem); a fervid :: ardent flora :: plants of a region or era
fervor :: glowing ardor; intensity of feeling florid :: ruddy; reddish; flowery
facetious :: joking (often inappropriately);
humorous fester :: rankle; produce irritation flotsam :: drifting wreckage
facile :: easily accomplished; ready or flounder :: struggle and thrash about;
fluent; *superficial* festive :: joyous; celebratory proceed clumsily or falter

facilitate :: help bring about; make less fete :: honor at a festival; entertain (<-v) flourish :: grow well; prosper; make
difficult (n->) outdoor function to raise money for sweeping gestures
facsimile :: copy flout :: reject; mock
fetid :: malodorous
faction :: small group with special aims fluctuate :: waver; shift
within the larger one; party; clique; fetter :: shackle
fluency :: smoothness of speech
feud :: lasting mutual hostility especially
between two families or groups fluke :: unlikely occurrence; stroke of
factious :: inclined to form factions;
causing dissension
fiasco :: total failure
fluster :: confuse
factitious :: artificial; sham
fiat :: command
fluted :: having vertical parallel grooves
factotum :: handyman; person who does
fickle :: changeable; faithless (as in a pillar)
all kinds of work
fictitious :: imaginary flux :: flowing; series of changes
faculty :: mental or bodily powers;
teaching staff fidelity :: loyalty fodder :: coarse food for cattle, horses, etc

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fallacious :: false; misleading figurative :: not literal, but metaphorical; foil (n) :: *contrast*
using a figure of speech
fallible :: liable to err foil (v) :: defeat; frustrate
figurine :: small ornamental statuette
fallow :: plowed but not sowed; foist :: insert improperly; palm off
uncultivated filch :: steal
foliage :: masses of leaves
falter :: hesitate filial :: pertaining to a son or daughter
foment :: stir up; instigate
fanaticism :: excessive zeal; extreme filibuster :: block legislation by making
devotion to a belief or cause long speeches foolhardy :: bold or daring in a foolish
way; rash; reckless
fancied :: imagined; unreal filigree :: delicate, lacelike metalwork
foppish :: vain (<-conceited, proud of )
fancier :: breeder or dealer of animals filing :: particle removed by a file about dress and appearance

fanciful :: whimsical; visionary finale :: conclusion foray :: raid

fanfare :: call by bugles or trumpets; finesse :: delicate skill forbearance :: patience

showy display
finicky :: too particular; fussy ford :: place where a river can be crossed
farce :: broad comedy; mockery on foot
finite :: limited
fastidious :: difficult to please; squeamish forebears :: ancestors
firebrand :: hothead; troublemaker
fatalism :: belief that events are foreboding :: premonition of evil
determined by forces beyond one's control fissure :: crevice
forensic :: suitable to debate or courts of
fathom :: comprehend; investigate fitful :: spasmodic; intermittent law

fatuous :: foolish; inane flaccid :: hanging in loose folds or foreshadow :: give an indication
wrinkles; flabby beforehand; portend; prefigure
fauna :: animals of a period or region
flag :: droop; grow feeble foresight :: ability to foresee future
fawning :: courting favor by cringing and happenings; prudence
flattering flagrant :: conspicuously wicked; blatant;
outrageous forestall :: prevent by taking action in
faze :: disconcert; dismay advance
flail :: thresh grain by hand; strike or slap;
feasible :: practical toss about forgo :: give up; do without
febrile :: feverish i.e having symptoms of flair :: talent forlorn :: sad and lonely; wretched
fever or 2) excited, restless
formality :: ceremonious quality; gaffe :: social blunder gerontocracy :: government ruled by old
something done just for form's sake people
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formidable :: menacing; threatening gerrymander :: change voting district lines
gainsay :: deny in order to favor a political party
forsake :: desert; abandon; renounce
gait :: manner of walking or running; gestate :: evolve, as in prenatal growth
forswear :: renounce; abandon speed
gesticulation :: motion; gesture
forte :: strong point or special talent galaxy :: large, isolated system of stars,
such as the Milky Way; a collection of ghastly :: horrible
forthright :: straightforward; direct; frank brilliant personalities
gibberish :: nonsense; babbling
fortitude :: bravery; courage gale :: windstorm; gust of wind; emotional
outburst (laughter, tears) gibe :: mock
fortuitous :: accidental; by chance
gall (n) :: bitterness; nerve giddy :: light-hearted; dizzy
foster :: rear; encourage
gall (v) :: annoy; chafe gingerly :: very carefully
founder (n) :: person who establishes (an
organization, business) galleon :: large sailing ship. ( pinnace --> girth :: distance around something;
small sailing ship) circumference
founder (v) :: *fail completely; sink*
galvanize :: stimulate by shock; stir up; gist :: essence
fracas :: brawl, melee
glacial :: like a glacier; extremely cold
fractious :: unruly
gambit :: opening in chess in which a piece
glaring :: highly conspicuous; harshly
frail :: weak is sacrificed
franchise :: right granted by authority; gambol :: romp; skip about; leap playfully
glaze :: cover with a thin and shiny surface
right to vote; license to sell a product in a
gamely :: in a spirited manner; with
particular territory glean :: gather leavings
frantic :: wild glib :: fluent; facile; slick
gamut :: entire range
fraudulent :: cheating; deceitful glimmer :: shine erratically; twinkle
gape :: open widely
fraught :: filled gloat :: express evil satisfaction; view
garbled :: mixed up; jumbled; distorted
fray :: a noisy quarrel or fight; brawl
gargantuan :: huge; enormous
gloss over :: explain away
frenetic :: frenzied; frantic
gargoyle :: waterspout carved in
glossary :: brief explanation of words used
fresco :: painting on plaster (usually fresh) grotesque figures on a building
in the text

fret :: to be annoyed or vexed garish :: over bright in color; gaudy

glossy :: smooth and shining

friction :: *clash in opinion*; rubbing garner :: gather; store up

glower :: to stare with sullen anger; scowl
garnish :: decorate
glut :: overstock; fill to excess
frieze :: ornamental band on a wall
garrulous :: loquacious; wordy; talkative
glutinous :: sticky; viscous
frigid :: intensely cold
gastronomy :: science of preparing and
glutton :: someone who eats too much
fritter :: waste serving good food
gnarled :: twisted
frivolous :: lacking in seriousness; self- gauche :: clumsy; coarse and uncouth
indulgently carefree; relatively gnome :: dwarf; underground spirit
gaudy :: flashy; showy
goad :: urge on
gaunt :: lean and angular; barren
frolicsome :: prankish; gay
gorge (n) :: narrow canyon; steep, rocky
gavel :: hammer like tool; mallet
frond :: fern leaf; palm or banana leaf cleft
gawk :: stare foolishly; look in open-
fructify :: bear fruit; fulfillment; realization gorge (v) :: stuff oneself
mouthed awe
frugality :: thrift; economy gory :: bloody
gazette :: official periodical publication
fruition :: bearing of fruit; fulfillment; gossamer :: sheer; like cobwebs
genealogy :: record of descent; lineage
generality :: vague statement 22 wordlist
frustrate :: thwart; defeat
generate :: cause; produce; create gouge :: 1) tear out 2) overcharge
fugitive :: fleeting or transitory; roving
generic :: characteristic of an entire class gourmand :: epicure; person who takes
fulcrum :: support on which a lever rests excessive pleasure in food and drink
or species
fulminate :: thunder; explode gourmet :: connoisseur of food and drink
genesis :: beginning; origin
fulsome :: disgustingly excessive graduated :: arranged by degrees (of
geniality :: cheerfulness; kindliness;
sympathy height, difficulty, etc.)
functionary :: official
genre :: particular variety of art or granary :: storehouse for grain
fundamental :: basic; primary; essential
grandeur :: impressiveness; stateliness;
funereal :: sad; solemn majesty
genteel :: well-bred; elegant
furor :: frenzy; great excitement grandiloquent :: pompous; bombastic;
gentility :: those of gentle birth;
refinement using high-sounding language
furtive :: secret or surreptitious behaviour;
stealthy; sneaky grandiose :: pretentious; high-flown;
gentry :: people of standing; class of
people just below nobility ridiculously exaggerated; impressive
fusillade :: simultaneous firing or outburst
(of missiles, questions, etc.) granulate :: form into grains
genuflect :: bend the knees as in worship
fusion :: union; coalition graphic :: pertaining to the art of
germane :: pertinent; bearing upon the
case at hand delineating; vividly described
futile :: useless; hopeless; ineffectual

germinal :: pertaining to a germ; creative grapple :: wrestle; come to grips with

gadfly :: animal-biting fly; an irritating fly;
an irritating person
germinate :: cause to sprout
grate :: make a harsh noise; having an harbinger :: forerunner; indication homage :: honor; tribute
unpleasant effect; shred
harbor :: provide a refuge for; hide homeostasis :: tendency of a system to
gratify :: please maintain relative stability
hardy :: sturdy; robust; able to stand
gratis :: free inclement weather homespun :: domestic; made at home

gratuitous :: given freely; unwarranted; harping :: tiresome dwelling on a subject homily :: sermon; serious warning
uncalled for
harrowing :: agonizing; distressing; homogeneous :: of the same kind
gratuity :: tip traumatic
hone :: sharpen
gravity :: seriousness harry :: harass, annoy, torment; raid
hoodwink :: deceive; delude
gregarious :: sociable hatch :: deck opening; lid covering a deck
opening horde :: crowd
grievance :: cause of complaint
haughtiness :: pride; arrogance hortatory :: encouraging; exhortive
grill :: question severely
haven :: place of safety; refuge horticulture :: pertaining to cultivation of
grimace :: a facial distortion to show gardens
feeling such as pain, disgust, etc. hazardous :: dangerous
hostility :: unfriendliness; hatred
grin :: smile broadly, showing teeth hazy :: slightly obscure
hovel :: shack; small, wretched house
grisly :: ghastly headlong :: hasty; rash
hover :: hang about; wait nearby
grotesque :: fantastic; comically hideous headstrong :: stubborn; willful; unyielding
hubbub :: confused uproar
grotto :: small cavern heckler :: person who verbally harasses
others hubris :: arrogance; excessive self-conceit
grouse :: complain; fuss
hedonist :: one who believes that pleasure hue :: color; aspect
grovel :: crawl or creep on ground; remain is the sole aim in life
prostrate hue and cry :: outcry
heedless :: not noticing; disregarding
grudging :: unwilling; reluctant; stingy humane :: marked by kindness or
hegemony :: dominance, especially of one consideration
gruel :: thin, liquid porridge nation over others
humdrum :: dull; monotonous
grueling :: exhausting heinous :: atrocious; hatefully bad
humid :: damp
gruesome :: grisly; horrible herbivorous :: grain-eating
humility :: humbleness of spirit
gruff :: rough-mannered heresy :: opinion contrary to popular
belief; opinion contrary to accepted hummock :: small hill
guffaw :: boisterous laughter religion
humus :: substance formed by decaying
guile :: deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning hermetic :: 1) sealed by fusion so as to be vegetable matter
airtight 2) obscure and mysterious; occult
guileless :: without deceit hurtle :: crash; rush; to move swiftly and
hermitage :: home of a hermit with great force
guise :: appearance; costume
herpetologist :: one who studies reptiles husband (v) :: use sparingly; conserve;
gull :: trick; hoodwink save
heterodox :: unorthodox; unconventional
gullible :: easily deceived husbandry :: frugality; thrift; agriculture
heterogeneous :: dissimilar; mixed
gustatory :: affecting the sense of taste hybrid :: mongrel (<-- crossbred); mixed
hew :: cut to pieces with ax or sword breed
gusto :: enjoyment; enthusiasm
heyday :: time of greatest success; prime hydrophobia :: fear of water; rabies
gusty :: windy
hiatus :: gap; pause hyperbole :: exaggeration; overstatement
guy :: a rope, chain, or rod attached to
something to steady or guide it hypercritical :: excessively exacting
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gyroscope :: apparatus used to maintain hypochondriac :: person unduly worried
hibernal :: wintry
balance, ascertain direction, etc about his health; worrier without cause
hibernate :: sleep throughout the winter about illness
habituate :: accustom or familiarize; addict
hierarchy :: arrangement by rank or hypocritical :: pretending to be virtuous;
hackles :: hairs on back and neck, deceiving
standing; authoritarian body divided into
especially of a dog
hypothetical :: based on assumptions or
hackneyed :: commonplace; trite hypotheses; supposed
hieroglyphic :: picture writing
haggard :: wasted away; gaunt ichthyology :: study of fish
hilarity (adj.) hilarious :: boisterous mirth
haggle :: argue about price icon :: religious image; idol
hindmost :: furthest behind
halcyon :: calm; peaceful iconoclastic :: attacking cherished
hindrance :: block; obstacle
hale :: healthy
hinterlands :: back country
ideology :: system of ideas characteristic
hallowed :: blessed; consecrated
hireling :: one who serves for hire (usually of a group or culture
hallucination :: delusion used contemptuously)
idiom :: expression whose meaning as a
halting :: hesitant; faltering hirsute :: hairy whole differs from the meanings of its
individual words; distinctive style
hamper :: obstruct histrionic :: theatrical
idiosyncrasy :: individual trait, usually odd
hap :: chance; luck hoard :: stockpile; accumulate for future in nature; eccentricity
haphazard :: random; by chance idolatry :: worship of idols; excessive
hoary :: white with age admiration
hapless :: unfortunate
hoax :: trick; practical joke idyllic :: charmingly carefree; simple
harangue :: long, passionate, and
vehement speech holocaust :: destruction by fire igneous :: produced by fire; volcanic

harass :: annoy by repeated attacks holster :: pistol case ignite :: kindle; light
ignoble :: unworthy; not noble impertinent :: 1) having no connection inaugurate :: begin formally; install in
with a given matter; 2) insolent; rude office
ignominy :: deep disgrace; shame or
dishonor imperturbable :: calm; placid incandescent :: strikingly bright; shining
with intense heat
illicit :: illegal impervious :: impenetrable; *incapable of
being damaged or distressed* incantation :: singing or chanting of magic
illimitable :: infinite spells; magical formula
impetuous :: violent; hasty; rash
illuminate :: brighten; clear up or make incapacitate :: disable
understandable; enlighten impetus :: moving force; incentive;
stimulus incarcerate :: imprison
illusion :: misleading vision
impiety :: irreverence; lack of respect for incarnate :: endowed with flesh;
illusive :: deceiving God personified
illusory :: deceptive; not real impinge :: 1) infringe; 2) touch; collide incarnation :: act of assuming a human
with body and human nature
imbalance :: lack of balance or symmetry;
disproportion impious :: irreverent incendiary :: having to do with the willful
destruction of property by fire; arsonist
imbecility :: weakness of mind implacable :: incapable of being pacified
incense :: 1) --- sticks 2) enrage; infuriate
imbibe :: drink in implausible :: unlikely; unbelievable
incentive :: spur; motive
imbroglio :: complicated situation; painful implement :: put into effect; supply with
or complex misunderstanding; tools inception :: start; beginning
entanglement; confused mass (as of
papers) implicate :: incriminate; show to be incessant :: uninterrupted; unceasing
imbue :: saturate, fill 25 wordlist
implication :: something hinted at or
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immaculate :: spotless; flawless; implicit :: understood but not stated
absolutely clean incidence :: rate of occurrence; particular
implode :: burst inward occurrence
imminent :: near at hand; impending
implore :: beg incidental :: not essential; minor
immobility :: state of being immovable
imply :: suggest a meaning not expressed; incipient :: beginning; in an early stage
immolate :: offer as a sacrifice signify
incisive :: cutting; sharp
immune :: resistant to; free or exempt impolitic :: not wise
from incite :: arouse to action; goad; motivate;
imponderable :: weightless induce to exist
immure :: imprison; shut up in
confinement import :: significance inclement :: stormy; unkind

immutable :: unchangeable importunate :: urging; demanding incline :: slope; slant

impair :: injure; hurt importune :: beg persistently inclined :: tending or leaning toward; bent

impale :: pierce imposture :: assuming a false identity; inclusive :: tending to include all
impalpable :: imperceptible; intangible incognito :: with identity concealed; using
impotent :: weak; ineffective an assumed name
impartial :: not biased; fair
imprecation :: curse incoherent :: unintelligible; muddled;
impassable :: not able to be traveled or illogical
crossed impregnable :: invulnerable
incommodious :: not spacious;
impasse :: predicament from which there impromptu :: without previous inconvenient
is no escape preparation; off the cuff; on the spur of
the moment incompatible :: inharmonious
impassive :: without feeling;
imperturbable; stoical impropriety :: improperness; incongruity :: lack or harmony; absurdity
impeach :: charge with crime in office; inconsequential :: insignificant;
indict improvident :: thriftless unimportant

impeccable :: faultless improvise :: compose on the spur of the inconsistency :: state of being self-
moment contradictory; lack of uniformity or
impecunious :: without money steadiness
imprudent :: lacking caution; injudicious
impede :: hinder; block incontinent :: lacking self-restraint;
impudence :: impertinence; insolence licentious
impediment :: hindrance; stumbling-block
impugn :: dispute or contradict (often in incontrovertible :: indisputable; not open
impel :: drive or force onward an insulting way); challenge; gainsay to question
impending :: nearing; approaching impuissance :: powerlessness; feebleness incorporate :: introduce something into a
larger whole; combine; unite
impenetrable :: not able to be pierced or impunity :: freedom from punishment or
entered; beyond understanding harm incorporeal :: lacking a material body;
impenitent :: not repentant impute :: *attribute; ascribe*
incorrigible :: uncorrectable
imperative :: absolutely necessary; inadvertently :: unintentionally; by
critically important oversight; carelessly incredulity :: a tendency to disbelief
imperceptible :: unnoticeable; inalienable :: not to be taken away; incredulous :: withholding belief; skeptical
undetectable nontransferable
increment :: increase
imperial :: like an emperor; related to an inane :: silly; senseless
empire incriminate :: accuse; serve as evidence
inanimate :: lifeless against
imperious :: domineering; haughty
inarticulate :: speechless; producing incrustation :: hard coating or crust
impermeable :: impervious; not permitting indistinct speech
passage through its substance incubate :: hatch; *scheme*
incubus :: burden; mental care; nightmare infernal :: pertaining to hell; devilish instigate :: urge; start; provoke

inculcate :: teach infidel :: unbeliever insubordination :: disobedience;

incumbent :: obligatory; currently holding infiltrate :: pass into or through; penetrate
an office (an organization) sneakily insubstantial :: lacking substance;
insignificant; frail
incur :: bring upon oneself infinitesimal :: very small
insularity :: narrow-mindedness; isolation
incursion :: temporary invasion infirmity :: weakness
insuperable :: insurmountable; unbeatable
indefatigable :: tireless inflated :: exaggerated; pompous;
enlarged (with air or gas) insurgent :: rebellious
indelible :: not able to be erased
influx :: flowing into insurmountable :: overwhelming;
indemnify :: make secure against loss; unbeatable; insuperable
compensate for loss infraction :: violation (of a rule or
regulation); breach insurrection :: rebellion; uprising
indentation :: notch; deep recess
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indenture :: sealed agreement, esp. touch; *vague*
binding apprentice to master; bind in in--- infringe :: violate; encroach
es integral :: complete; necessary for
ingenious :: clever; resourceful completeness
indeterminate :: uncertain; not clearly
fixed; indefinite ingenious (2) :: naïve and trusting; young; integrate :: make whole; combine; make
unsophisticated into one unit
indicative :: suggestive, implying
ingrained :: deeply established; firmly integrity :: uprightness; wholeness
indices :: signs; indications rooted
intellect :: higher mental powers
indict :: accuse (esp. by legal process); ingrate :: ungrateful person
charge intelligentsia :: intellectuals; members of
ingratiate :: become popular with the educated elite [often used
indifferent :: unmoved or unconcerned by; derogatorily]
mediocre inherent :: firmly established by nature or
habit inter :: bury
indigence :: poverty
inhibit :: restrain; retard or prevent interdict :: prohibit; forbid
indigenous :: native
inimical :: unfriendly; hostile; harmful; interim :: meantime
indigent :: poor; destitute detrimental
interloper :: intruder
indignation :: anger at an injustice inimitable :: matchless; not able to be
imitated interminable :: endless
indignity :: offensive or insulting treatment
iniquitous :: wicked; immoral; unrighteous intermittent :: periodic; on and off
indiscriminate :: choosing at random;
confused initiate :: begin; originate; receive into a internecine :: mutually destructive
indisputable :: too certain to be disputed interpolate :: insert between
injurious :: harmful
indissoluble :: permanent interregnum :: period between two reigns
inkling :: hint
indite :: write; compose interrogate :: question closely; cross-
innate :: inborn examine
indolent :: lazy
innocuous :: harmless intervene :: come between
indomitable :: unconquerable; unyielding
innovation :: change; introduction of intimate :: hint
indubitable :: unable to be doubted; something new
unquestionable intimidate :: frighten
innuendo :: hint; insinuation
induce :: persuade; bring about intractable :: unruly; stubborn; unyielding
inopportune :: untimely; poorly chosen
inductive :: pertaining to induction or intransigence :: refusal of any
proceeding from the specific to the general inordinate :: unrestrained; excessive compromise; stubbornness

indulgent :: humoring; yielding; lenient inquisitor :: questioner (especially harsh); intrepid :: not afraid; bold; fearless;
investigator dauntless; very brave
industrious :: diligent; hard-working
insalubrious :: unwholesome; not healthful intrinsic :: essential; inherent; built-in
inebriated :: habitually intoxicated; drunk
insatiable :: not easily satisfied; introspective :: looking within oneself
ineffable :: unutterable; cannot be unquenchable; greedy
expressed in speech introvert :: one who is introspective;
inscrutable :: impenetrable; not readily inclined to think more about oneself
ineffectual :: not effective; weak understood; mysterious
intrude :: trespass; enter as an uninvited
ineluctable :: inevitable; not to be escaped insensate :: without feeling person
inept :: lacking skill; unsuited; insensible :: unconscious; unresponsive; intuition :: immediate insight; power of
incompetent lacking feeling knowing without reasoning

inequity :: unfairness insidious :: treacherous; stealthy; sly inundate :: overwhelm; flood; submerge
inerrancy :: infallibility insightful :: discerning; perceptive inured :: accustomed; hardened

inert :: inactive; lacking power to move insinuate :: hint; imply; creep in invalidate :: weaken; destroy

inevitable :: unavoidable insipid :: lacking in flavor; dull invective :: abuse; verbal attack
inexorable :: relentless; unyielding; insolence :: impudent disrespect; inveigh :: denounce; utter censure or
implacable haughtiness invective

infallible :: unerring insolvent :: bankrupt; lacking money to inveigle :: entice; tempt (into)
infamous :: notoriously bad inverse :: opposite
insomnia :: wakefulness; inability to sleep
infantile :: childish; infant like invert :: turn upside down or inside out
insouciant :: indifferent; without concern
infer :: deduce; conclude
or care
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inveterate :: deep-rooted; habitual lancet :: small surgical tool for making
jovial :: good-natured; merry incisions
invidious :: designed to create ill will or
envy jubilation :: rejoicing languid :: weary; sluggish; listless

invincible :: unconquerable judicious :: sound in judgment; wise languish :: lose animation or strength

inviolable :: secure from corruption, juggernaut :: irresistible crushing force languor :: lassitude; depression
attack, or violation; unassailable
juncture :: crisis; joining point lank :: long and thin
invocation :: prayer for help; calling upon
as reference or support junket :: trip, especially one taken for lap :: take in food or drink with one's
pleasure by an official at public expense tongue; splash gently
invoke :: call upon; ask for
junta :: group of persons joined in political larceny :: theft
invulnerable :: incapable of injury intrigue; cabal
larder :: pantry; place where food is kept
iota :: very small quantity jurisprudence :: science of law
largess :: generous gift
irascible :: irritable; easily angered justification :: good or just reason;
defense; excuse lascivious :: lustful
irate :: angry
juxtapose :: place side by side lassitude :: languor; weariness;
iridescent :: exhibiting rainbowlike colors disinclination to exert or interest oneself
kaleidoscope :: tube in which patterns
irksome :: annoying; tedious made by the reflection in mirrors of latent :: potential but undeveloped;
colored pieces of glass, etc., produce dormant; hidden
ironic :: occurring in an unexpected and interesting symmetrical effects
contrary manner lateral :: coming from the side
ken :: range of knowledge
irony :: hidden sarcasm or satire; use of latitude :: freedom from narrow limitations
words that seem to mean the opposite of kernel :: central or vital part; whole seed;
what they actually mean (as of corn) laud :: praise

irreconcilable :: incompatible; not able to killjoy :: grouch; spoilsport lavish :: liberal; wasteful
be resolved
kindle :: start a fire; inspire lax :: careless
irrefutable :: indisputable;
kindred :: related; similar in nature or leaven :: cause to rise or grow lighter;
incontrovertible; undeniable
character enliven
irrelevant :: not applicable; unrelated
kinetic :: producing motion lechery :: gross lewdness; lustfulness
irremediable :: incurable; uncorrectable
kismet :: fate lectern :: reading desk
irreparable :: not able to be corrected or
kleptomaniac :: person who has a leery :: suspicious; cautious
compulsive desire to steal
leeway :: room to move; margin
irrepressible :: unable to be restrained or
held back knave :: untrustworthy person; rogue;
legacy :: a gift made by a will
irreproachable :: blameless; impeccable legend :: explanatory list of symbols on a
knead :: mix; work dough
irresolute :: uncertain how to act; weak
knell :: tolling of a bell, especially to
legerdemain :: sleight of hand
irretrievable :: impossible to recover or indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of
regain; irreparable the funeral bell leniency :: mildness; permissiveness
irreverence :: lack of proper respect knit :: contract into wrinkles; grow leonine :: like a lion
together, as a broken bone
irrevocable :: unalterable; irreversible lethal :: deadly
knoll :: little, round hill
isotope :: varying form of an element lethargic :: drowsy; dull
knotty :: intricate; difficult; tangled
isthmus :: narrow neck of land connecting levee :: earthen or stone embankment to
two larger bodies of land kudos :: honor; glory; praise prevent flooding
itinerary :: plan of a trip labile :: likely to change; unstable levitate :: float in the air (especially by
magical means)
jabber :: chatter rapidly or unintelligibly laborious :: demanding much work or
care; tedious levity :: lack of seriousness or steadiness;
jaded :: fatigued; surfeited
labyrinth :: maze
jargon :: language used by special group;
levy :: impose (a fine); collect (a
technical terminology; gibberish laceration :: torn, ragged wound
jaundiced :: *prejudiced* (envious, lachrymose :: producing tears
lewd :: lustful
hostile, or resentful); yellowed
lackadaisical :: lacking purpose or zest;
lexicographer :: compiler of a dictionary
jaunt :: trip; short journey halfhearted; languid
lexicon :: dictionary
jaunty :: lighthearted; animated; easy and lackluster :: dull
carefree liability :: drawback; debts
laconic :: brief and to the point
jeopardize :: endanger; imperil; put at risk liaison :: contact that keeps parties in
laggard :: slow; sluggish
communication; go-between; secret love
jettison :: throw overboard
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jibe :: agree; be in harmony with
libel (adj.->) libelous) :: defamatory
lagoon :: shallow body of water near a
jingoist :: extremely aggressive and statement; act of writing something that
sea; lake
militant patriot; warlike chauvinist smears a person's character
laity :: laypersons; persons not connected
jocose :: given to joking libertine :: debauched person, roué
with the clergy

jocular :: said or done in jest libidinous :: lustful

lambaste :: beat; thrash verbally or
physically libido :: emotional urges behind human
jocund :: merry
lament :: grieve; express sorrow
jollity :: gaiety; cheerfulness
libretto :: text of an opera
licentious :: amoral; lewd and lascivious; lurk :: stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exist manifold :: numerous; varied
unrestrained unperceived
manipulate :: operate with one's hands;
lien :: legal claim on a property luscious :: pleasing to taste or smell control or play upon (people, forces, etc.)
ligneous :: like wood luster :: shine; gloss
mannered :: affected; not natural
lilliputian :: extremely small lustrous :: shining
manumit :: emancipate; free from
limbo :: region near heaven or hell where luxuriant :: abundant; rich and splendid; bondage
certain souls are kept; a prison (slang) fertile
marital :: pertaining to marriage
limn :: draw; outline; describe macabre :: gruesome; grisly
maritime :: bordering on the sea; nautical
limpid :: clear mace :: ceremonial staff; clublike medieval
weapon marked :: noticeable; targeted for
lineage :: descent; ancestry vengeance
macerate :: soften by soaking in liquid;
lineaments :: feature, especially of the waste away marred :: damaged; disfigured
Machiavellian :: crafty; double-dealing marshal :: put in order
linger :: loiter or dawdle; continue or
persist machinations :: evil schemes or plots marsupial :: one of a family of mammals
that nurse their offspring in a pouch
linguistic :: pertaining to language maculated :: spotted; stained
martial :: warlike
lionize :: treat as a celebrity madrigal :: pastoral song
martinet :: strict disciplinarian
liquidate :: settle accounts; clear up maelstrom :: whirlpool
martyr :: one who voluntarily suffers death
list :: tilt; lean over magisterial :: authoritative; imperious for his or her religion or cause; great
listless :: lacking in spirit or energy magnanimity :: generosity
masochist :: person who enjoys his own
litany :: supplicatory prayer magnate :: person of prominence or pain
lithe :: flexible; supple masticate :: chew
magniloquent :: boastful, pompous
litigation :: lawsuit materialism :: preoccupation with physical
magnitude :: greatness; extent comforts and things
litotes :: understatement for emphasis
maim :: mutilate; injure maternal :: motherly
livid :: lead-colored; black and blue;
ashen; enraged maladroit :: clumsy; bungling matriarch :: woman who rules a family or
larger social group
loath :: reluctant; disinclined malady :: illness
matriculate :: enroll (in college or graduate
loathe :: detest malaise :: uneasiness; vague feeling of ill
lode :: metal-bearing vein
matrix :: *point of origin*; array of
malapropism :: comic misuse of a word
lofty :: very high numbers or algebraic symbols; mold or die
malcontent :: person dissatisfied with
log :: record of a voyage or flight; record maudlin :: effusively sentimental
existing state of affairs
of day-to-day activities
maul :: handle roughly
malediction :: curse
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loll :: lounge about
malevolent :: wishing evil mausoleum :: monumental tomb
longevity :: long life
malfeasance :: wrongdoing mauve :: pale purple
loom :: appear or take shape (usually in
an enlarged or distorted form) malicious :: hateful; spiteful maverick :: rebel; nonconformist a person
who takes an independent stand, as in
loquacious :: talkative malign :: speak evil of; bad-mouth; politics, refusing to conform to that of a
defame party or group
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malignant :: injurious; tending to cause mawkish :: mushy and gushy; icky-sticky
lout :: clumsy person death; aggressively malevolent sentimental; maudlin

low :: moo malingerer :: one who feigns illness to maxim :: proverb; a truth pithily stated
escape duty
lucid :: easily understood; clear; mayhem :: injury to body; any deliberate
intelligible malleable :: capable of being shaped by destruction or violence
pounding; impressionable
lucrative :: profitable meager :: scanty; inadequate
malodorous :: foul-smelling
lucre :: money mealy-mouthed :: indirect in speech;
mammal :: vertebrate animal whose hypocritical; evasive
ludicrous :: laughable; trifling female suckles its young
meander :: wind or turn in its course
lugubrious :: mournful mammoth :: gigantic; enormous
meddlesome :: interfering
lull :: moment of calm manacle :: restrain; handcuff
mediate :: settle a dispute through the
lumber :: move heavily or clumsily mandate :: order; charge services of an outsider

lumen :: unit of light energy (one candle's mandatory :: obligatory mediocre :: ordinary; commonplace
mangy :: shabby; wretched meditation :: reflection; thought
luminary :: celebrity; dignitary
maniacal :: raging mad; insane medium :: element that is a creature's
luminous :: shining; issuing light natural environment; nutrient setting in
manifest :: evident; visible; obvious which microorganisms are cultivated
lunar :: pertaining to the moon
manifestation :: outward demonstration; medium (2) :: appropriate occupation or
lunge :: make a quick forward dive or indication means of expression; channel of
reach; thrust communication; compromise
manifesto :: declaration; statement of
lurid :: wild; sensational; graphic; policy medley :: mixture
meek :: submissive; patient and long- mirage :: unreal reflection; optical illusion monotony :: sameness leading to boredom
mire :: entangle; stick in swampy ground monumental :: massive
megalomania :: mania for doing grandiose
things mirth :: merriment; laughter moodiness :: fits of depression or gloom

melancholy :: gloomy; morose; blue misadventure :: mischance; ill luck moratorium :: legal delay of payment

melee :: fight misanthrope :: one who hates mankind morbid :: given to unwholesome thought;
moody; characteristic of disease
mellifluous :: sweetly or smoothly flowing; misapprehension :: error;
melodious misunderstanding mordant :: biting; sarcastic; stinging

memento :: token; reminder miscellany :: mixture of writings on mores :: conventions; moral standards;
various subjects customs
memorialize :: commemorate
mischance :: ill luck moribund :: dying
menagerie :: collection of wild animals
misconstrue :: interpret incorrectly; morose :: ill-humored; sullen; melancholy
mendacious :: lying; habitually dishonest misjudge
mortician :: undertaker
mendicant :: beggar miscreant :: wretch; villain
mortify :: humiliate; punish the flesh
menial :: suitable for servants; lowly; misdemeanor :: minor crime
mean mosaic :: picture made of small, colorful
miserly :: stingy; mean inlaid tiles
mentor :: counselor; teacher
misgivings :: doubts mote :: a speck of dust or other tiny
mercantile :: concerning trade particle
mishap :: accident
mercenary :: motivated solely by money motif :: theme
or gain misnomer :: wrong name; incorrect
designation motility :: ability to move spontaneously
mercurial :: capricious; changing; fickle
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meretricious :: flashy; tawdry
misogamy :: hatred of marriage mottled :: blotched in coloring; spotted
merger :: combination (of two business
corporations) misogynist :: hater of women mountebank :: charlatan; boastful
mesmerize :: hypnotize missile :: object to be thrown or projected
muddle :: confuse; mix up
metallurgical :: pertaining to the art of missive :: letter
removing metals from ores muggy :: warm and damp
mite :: very small object or creature;
metamorphosis :: change of form *small coin* mulct :: defraud a person of something

metaphor :: implied comparison mitigate :: appease; moderate multifarious :: varied; greatly diversified

metaphysical :: pertaining to speculative mnemonic :: pertaining to memory multiform :: having many forms
mobile :: movable; not fixed multilingual :: having many languages
mete :: (v.)to measure; to distribute 2)
(n.) a boundry mark or line mock :: ridicule; imitate, often in derision multiplicity :: state of being numerous

meteoric :: swift; momentarily brilliant mode :: prevailing style; manner; way of mundane :: worldly as opposed to
doing something spiritual; everyday
methodical :: systematic
modicum :: limited quantity munificent :: very generous
meticulous :: excessively careful;
painstaking; scrupulous modish :: fashionable mural :: wall painting

metropolis :: large city modulate :: tone down in intensity; murky :: dark and gloomy; thick with fog;
regulate; change from one key to another vague
mettle :: courage; spirit
mogul :: powerful person muse :: ponder
miasma :: swamp gas; heavy, vaporous
atmosphere, often emanating from molecule :: the smallest particle (one or musky :: having the odor of musk
decaying matter; pervasive corrupting more atoms) of a substance that has all
the properties of that substance muster :: gather; assemble
mollify :: soothe musty :: stale; spoiled by age
microcosm :: small world; the world in
miniature mutability :: ability to change in form;
mollycoddle :: pamper; indulge
excessively fickleness
migrant :: changing its habitat; wandering
molt :: shed or cast off hair or feathers muted :: silent; muffled; toned down
migratory :: wandering
molten :: melted mutilate :: to cut off or damage a limb or
milieu :: environment; means of
other important part of (a person or
momentous :: very important animal); maim
militant :: combative; bellicose
momentum :: quantity of motion of a mutinous :: unruly; rebellious
militate :: work against moving body; impetus
myopic (n.->)myopia :: nearsighted;
millennium :: thousand-year period; monarchy :: government under a single lacking foresight
period of happiness and prosperity ruler
myriad :: very large number
mimicry :: imitation monastery :: residence of community,
usually of monks nadir :: lowest point
minatory :: menacing; threatening
monastic :: related to monks or naiveté :: quality of being unsophisticated;
mincing :: affectedly dainty monasteries; removed from worldly simplicity; artlessness; gullibility
minion :: a servile dependent narcissist :: conceited person
monetary :: pertaining to money
miniscule :: extremely small narrative :: related to telling a story
monochromatic :: having only one color
minute :: extremely small nascent :: incipient; coming into being
monolithic :: solidly uniform; unyielding
minutiae :: petty details
monotheism :: belief in God
32 wordlist notoriety :: disrepute; ill fame oculist :: physician who specializes in
treatment of the eyes
natation :: swimming novelty :: something new; newness
odious :: hateful; vile
natty :: neatly or smartly dressed novice :: beginner
odium :: detestation; hatefulness;
nauseate :: cause to become sick; fill with noxious :: harmful disrepute
nuancet :: shade of difference in meaning odoriferous :: giving off an odor
nautical :: pertaining to ships or navigation or color; subtle distinction
odorous :: having an odor
navigable :: wide and deep enough to nubile :: marriageable: said of a young
allow ships to pass through; able to be woman who seems mature; sexually odyssey :: long, eventful journey
steered attractive: said of a young woman
offensive :: attacking; insulting; distasteful
nebulous :: vague; hazy; cloudy nugatory :: futile; worthless
offhand :: casual; done without prior
necromancy :: black magic; dealings with nullify :: to make invalid thought
the dead
numismatist :: person who collects coins officious :: meddlesome; excessively
nefarious :: very wicked pushy in offering one's services
nuptial :: related to marriage
negate :: cancel out; nullify; deny ogle :: look at amorously; make eyes at
nurture :: nourish; educate; foster
negligence :: neglect; failure to take olfactory :: concerning the sense of smell
reasonable care nutrient :: nourishing substance
oligarchy :: government by a privileged
negligible :: so small, trifling, or oaf :: stupid, awkward person few
unimportant as to be easily disregarded
obdurate :: stubborn ominous :: threatening
nemesis :: someone seeking revenge
obeisance :: bow omnipotent :: all-powerful
neologism :: new or newly coined word or
obelisk :: tall column tapering and ending omnipresent :: universally present;
in a pyramid ubiquitous
neophyte :: recent convert; beginner
obese :: excessively fat omniscient :: all-knowing
nepotism :: favoritism (to a relative)
obfuscate :: confuse; muddle; cause omnivorous :: eating both plant and
nether :: lower confusion; make needlessly complex animal food; devouring everything

nettle :: annoy; vex obituary :: death notice onerous :: burdensome

nexus :: connection objective (adj.) :: not influenced by onomatopoeia :: words formed in imitation
emotions; fair of natural sounds
nib :: beak; pen point
objective (n) :: goal; aim onslaught :: fierce attack; vicious assault
nicety :: precision; minute distinction
obligatory :: binding; required onus :: burden; responsibility
niggardly :: meanly stingy; parsimonious
oblique :: indirect; slanting (deviating from opalescent :: iridescent; lustrous
niggle :: spend too much time on minor the perpendicular or from a straight line)
points; carp opaque :: dark; not transparent
obliterate :: destroy completely
nihilist :: one who considers traditional opiate :: medicine to induce sleep or
beliefs to be groundless and existence oblivion :: obscurity; forgetfulness deaden pain; something that relieves
meaningless; absolute skeptic; emotions or causes inaction
oblivious :: inattentive or unmindful;
revolutionary terrorist
wholly absorbed opportune :: timely; well-chosen
nip :: stop something's growth or
obloquy :: slander; disgrace; infamy opportunist :: individual who sacrifices
development; snip off; bite; make numb
with cold principles for expediency by taking
obnoxious :: offensive advantage of circumstances
nirvana :: in Buddhist teachings, the ideal obscure :: darken; make unclear
state in which the individual loses himself opprobrium :: infamy, vilification
in the attainment of an impersonal obsequious :: slavishly attentive; servile; optician :: maker and seller of eyeglasses
beatitude sycophantic
optimist :: person who looks on the bright
nocturnal :: done at night obsequy :: funeral ceremony side
noisome :: 1) foul-smelling; unwholesome obsessive :: related to thinking about optimum :: most favorable
2) injurious to health; harmful something constantly; preoccupying
optional :: not compulsory; left to one's
nomadic :: wandering obsidian :: black volcanic rock choice
nomenclature :: terminology; system of 33 wordlist optometrist :: one who fits glasses to
remedy visual defects
obsolete :: outmoded
nominal :: in name only; trifling
opulence :: extreme wealth;
obstetrician :: physician specializing in
nonchalance :: indifference; lack of luxuriousness; abundance
delivery of babies
concern; composure
opus :: work
obstinate :: stubborn; hard to control or
noncommittal :: neutral; unpledged; treat oracular :: prophetic; uttered as if with
divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous
obstreperous :: boisterous; noisy
nondescript :: undistinctive; ordinary
orator :: public speaker
obtrude :: push (oneself or one's ideas)
nonentity :: person of no importance; forward or intrude; butt in; stick out or oratorio :: dramatic poem set to music
nonexistence extrude
ordain :: decree or command; grant holy
nonplus :: bring to halt by confusion; obtuse :: blunt; stupid orders; predestine
obviate :: make unnecessary; get rid of ordeal :: severe trial or affliction
nostalgia :: homesickness; longing for the
past Occident :: the West ordinance :: decree
nostrum :: questionable medicine occlude :: shut; close ordination :: ceremony conferring holy
notable :: conspicuous; important; occult :: mysterious; secret; supernatural
orgy :: wild, drunken revelry; unrestrained palpable :: tangible; easily perceptible partition :: divide into parts
palpitate :: throb; flutter passé :: old-fashioned; past the prime
orient :: get one's bearings; adjust
paltry :: insignificant; petty; trifling passive :: not active; acted upon
orientation :: act of finding oneself in
society pan :: criticize harshly pastiche :: imitation of another's style in
musical composition or in writing
orifice :: mouthlike opening; small opening panacea :: cure-all; remedy for all
diseases pastoral :: rural
ornate :: excessively or elaborately
decorated panache :: flair; flamboyance patent :: open for the public to read;
ornithologist :: scientific student of birds pandemic :: widespread; affecting the
majority of people pathetic :: causing sadness, compassion,
orthodox :: traditional; conservative in pity; touching
belief pandemonium :: wild tumult
pathological :: pertaining to disease
orthography :: correct spelling pander :: cater to the low desires of others
pathos :: tender sorrow; pity; quality in
oscillate :: vibrate pendulumlike; waver panegyric :: formal praise art or literature that produces these
osseous :: made of bone; bony panoramic :: denoting an unobstructed
and comprehensive view patina :: green crust on old bronze works;
ossify :: change or harden into bone tone slowly taken by varnished painting
pantomime :: acting without dialogue
ostensible :: apparent; professed; patois :: local or provincial dialect
pretended papyrus :: ancient paper made from stem
of p---s plant patriarch :: father and ruler of a family or
ostentatious :: showy; pretentious; trying tribe
to attract attention parable :: short, simple story teaching a
moral patrician :: noble; aristocratic
ostracize :: exclude from public favor; ban
paradigm :: model; example; pattern patronize :: support; act superior toward;
oust :: expel; drive out be a customer of
paradox :: something apparently
outlandish :: bizarre; peculiar; contradictory in nature; statement that paucity :: scarcity
unconventional looks false but is actually correct
pauper :: very poor person
outmoded :: no longer stylish; old paragon :: model of perfection
fashioned peccadillo :: slight offense
parallelism :: state of being parallel;
outskirts :: fringes; outer borders similarity 35 wordlist
outspoken :: candid; blunt parameter :: limit; independent values pecuniary :: pertaining to money

outstrip :: surpass; outdo paramount :: foremost in importance; pedagogue :: teacher

outwit :: outsmart; trick pedagogy :: teaching; art of education
paramour :: illicit lover
ovation :: enthusiastic applause pedant :: scholar who overemphasizes
paranoia (n & adj. ->) paranoid, paranoiac book learning or technicalities
overbearing :: bossy; arrogant; decisively :: psychosis marked by delusions of
important grandeur or persecution; abnormal pedantic :: showing off learning; bookish
tendency to suspect and mistrust others
overt :: open to view pedestrian :: ordinary; unimaginative
paraphernalia :: equipment; odds and
overweening :: presumptuous; arrogant ends pediatrician :: physician specializing in
children's diseases
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own words while retaining thought of peerless :: having no equal; incomparable
overwrought :: extremely agitated;
hysterical pejorative :: negative in connotation;
parasite :: animal or plant living on having a belittling effect
ovoid :: egg-shaped
another; toady; sycophant
pell-mell :: in confusion; disorderly
pachyderm :: thick-skinned animal
parched :: extremely dry; very thirsty
pellucid :: transparent; limpid; easy to
pacifist :: one opposed to force; understand
pariah :: social outcast
parity :: equality; close resemblance penance :: self-imposed punishment for
pacify :: soothe; make calm or quiet; sin
subdue parlance :: language; idiom
penchant :: strong inclination; liking
paean :: song of praise or joy parley :: conference
pendant (adj.) :: hanging down from
painstaking :: showing hard work; taking parochial :: narrow in outlook; provincial; something
great care related to parishes
pendant (n) :: ornament (hanging from a
palatable :: agreeable; pleasing to the parody :: humorous imitation; spoof; necklace, etc.)
taste takeoff; travesty
pendulous :: hanging; suspended
palate :: roof of the mouth; sense of taste paroxysm :: fit or attack of pain, laughter,
rage penitent :: repentant (anto.) unremorseful,
palatial :: *magnificent* imp----t
parquet :: floor made of wood strips inlaid
paleontology :: study of prehistoric life pensive :: dreamily thoughtful; thoughtful
in a mosaic like pattern
with a hint of sadness; contemplative
palette :: board on which a painter mixes parry :: ward off a blow; deflect; avoid (a
pigments penumbra :: partial shadow (in an eclipse)
question, etc.)
palimpsest :: parchment used for second penury :: severe poverty; stinginess
parsimony :: stinginess; excessive
time after original writing has been erased
peon :: landless agricultural worker; bond
pall :: grow tiresome servant
partial :: incomplete; having a liking for
pallet :: small, poor bed something
perceptive :: insightful; aware; wise

palliate :: ease pain; make less severe or partiality :: inclination; bias

percussion :: striking one object against
offensive another sharply
partisan :: one-sided; prejudiced;
committed to a party
pallid :: pale; wan
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common people
peregrination :: journey philanthropist :: lover of mankind; doer of
good plenary :: *complete; full*
peremptory :: demanding and leaving no
choice philatelist :: stamp-collector plenitude :: abundance; completeness

perennial :: something long-lasting philistine :: narrow-minded person, plethora :: excess; overabundance

uncultured and exclusively interested in
perfidious :: treacherous; disloyal material gain pliable :: flexible; yielding; adaptable

perforate :: pierce; put a hole through philology :: study of language pliant :: flexible; easily influenced

perfunctory :: superficial; not thorough; phlegmatic :: calm; not easily disturbed plight :: condition, state (especially a bad
*lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm* state or condition); predicament
phobia :: morbid fear
perigee :: point of moon's orbit when it is pluck :: courage
nearest the earth phoenix :: symbol of immortality or rebirth
plumage :: feathers of a bird
perimeter :: outer boundary phylum :: major classification, second to
kingdom, of plants and animals; division plumb (adj.) :: vertical
peripatetic :: walking about; moving
physiognomy :: face plumb (v) :: examine critically in order to
peripheral :: marginal; outer understand; measure depth (by sounding)
physiological :: pertaining to the science of
periphery :: edge, especially of a round the function of living organisms plummet :: fall sharply
piebald :: different colors; mottled; plutocracy :: society ruled by the wealthy
perjury :: false testimony while under oath spotted
podiatrist :: doctor who treats ailments of
permeable :: penetrable; porous; allowing piecemeal :: one part at a time; gradually the feet
liquids or gas to pass through
pied :: variegated; multicolored podium :: pedestal; raised platform
pernicious :: very destructive
piety (<-n) (adj.->) pious :: devoutness; poignancy :: quality of being deeply
peroration :: conclusion of an oration reverence for God moving; keenness of emotion

perpetrate :: commit an offense pigment :: coloring mater polarize :: divide into two opposing group;
split into opposite extremes or camps
perpetual :: everlasting pillage :: plunder
polemic :: controversial; argument in
perpetuate :: make something last; pillory :: punish by placing in a wooden support or point of view
preserve from extinction frame; subject to criticism and ridicule
polemical :: aggressive in verbal attack;
perquisite :: any gain above stipulated pine :: 1) languish, decline due to pain, disputatious
salary longing ,etc.; 2) long for, yearn
politic :: expedient; prudent; well devised
personable :: attractive pinion :: restrain
polity :: form of government of nation or
perspicacious :: having insight; pinnacle :: peak state
penetrating; astute
pious :: devout; religious polygamist :: one who has more than one
perspicuity :: clearness of expression; spouse at a time
freedom from ambiguity piquant :: pleasantly tart-tasting;
stimulating polyglot :: speaking several languages
perspicuous :: plainly expressed
pique (n) :: irritation; resentment pomposity :: self-important behavior;
pert :: bold or impudent in speech or acting like a stuffed shirt
behavior; impertinent; forward pique (v) :: provoke or arouse; annoy
pompous :: showing self-importance
pertinacious :: stubborn; persistent pitfall :: hidden danger; concealed trap
ponderous :: weighty; unwieldy
pertinent :: suitable; to the point pith :: core or marrow; essence;
substance pontifical :: pertaining to a bishop or pope;
perturb :: disturb greatly *pompous or pretentious*
pithy :: concise; meaningful; substantial;
peruse :: read with care meaty pore :: study industriously; ponder;
pervasive :: spread throughout pittance :: a small allowance or wage
porous :: full of pores; like a sieve
perverse :: stubbornly wrongheaded; pivotal :: central; critical
wicked and unacceptable portend :: foretell; presage
placate :: pacify; conciliate
perversion :: corruption; turning from right portent :: sign; omen; forewarning
to wrong placebo :: harmless substance prescribed
as a dummy pill portly :: stout; corpulent
pessimism :: belief that life is basically bad
or evil; gloominess placid :: peaceful; calm poseur :: person who pretends to be
sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress
pestilential :: causing plague; baneful plagiarize :: steal another's ideas and pass others
them off as one's own
pestle :: tool for mashing or grinding posterity :: descendants; future
substances in a hard bowl plaintive :: mournful generations

petrify :: paralyse with terror or plait :: braid( <- to interweave three or posthumous :: after death (as of child born
astonishment; turn to stone more strands of (hair, straw, etc.); after father's death or book published after
intertwine author's death)
petty :: trivial; unimportant; very small
plasticity :: ability to be molded postulate :: self-evident truth
petulant :: touchy; peevish
platitude :: trite remark; commonplace posture :: assume an affected pose; act
pharisaical :: pertaining to the Pharisees, statement artificially
who paid scrupulous attention to tradition;
self-righteous; hypocritical platonic :: purely spiritual; theoretical; potable :: suitable for drinking
without sensual desire
phenomena :: observable facts; subjects potent :: powerful; persuasive; greatly
of scientific investigation plaudit :: enthusiastic approval; round of influential
philanderer :: faithless lover; flirt potentate :: monarch; sovereign
plausible :: having a show of truth but
open to doubt; specious potential :: expressing possibility; latent
potion :: dose (of liquid) preponderance :: superiority of power, proletarian :: member of the working
quantity, etc. class; blue collar guy
potpourri :: heterogeneous mixture;
medley preposterous :: absurd; ridiculous proliferate :: grow rapidly; spread;
poultice :: soothing application applied to prerogative :: privilege; unquestionable
sore and inflamed portions of the body right prolific :: abundantly fruitful

practicable :: feasible presage :: foretell prolixity :: tedious wordiness; verbosity

practical :: based on experience; useful prescience :: ability to foretell the future prologue :: introduction (to a poem or
pragmatic :: practical (as opposed to presentiment :: feeling something will
idealistic); concerned with the practical happen; anticipatory fear; premonition prolong :: extend; draw out; lengthen
worth or impact of some thing
prestige :: impression produced by prominent :: conspicuous; notable;
pragmatist :: practical person achievements or reputation protruding

prate :: speak foolishly; boast idly presumptuous :: arrogant; taking liberties promiscuous :: mixed indiscriminately;
haphazard; irregular sexually
prattle :: babble pretentious :: ostentatious; pompous;
making unjustified claims; overambitious promontory :: headland i.e. high land
preamble :: introductory statement jutting out into sea
preternatural :: beyond that which is
precarious :: uncertain; risky normal in nature promote :: help to flourish; advance in
rank; publicize
precedent (adj.) :: preceding in time, pretext :: excuse
rank, etc. prompt :: cause; provoke; provide a cue
prevail :: induce; triumph over for an actor
precedent (n) :: something preceding in
time that may be used as an authority or prevalent :: widespread; generally promulgate :: proclaim a doctrine or law;
guide for future action; an earlier accepted make known to be official publication
prevaricate :: lie prone :: inclined to; *prostrate*
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prey :: target of a hunt; victim propagate :: multiply; spread
precept :: practical rule guiding conduct
prim :: very precise and formal; propellant :: substance that propels or
precipice :: cliff; dangerous position exceedingly proper drives forward

precipitant :: something that causes a primogeniture :: seniority by birth propensity :: natural inclination
substance in a chemical solution to
separate out in solid form primordial :: existing at the beginning (of prophetic :: having to do with predicting
time); rudimentary; primeval the future
precipitate :: rash; premature; hasty;
sudden primp :: groom oneself with care; adorn prophylactic :: used to prevent disease
precipitous :: steep; overhasty propinquity :: nearness; kinship
pristine :: characteristic of earlier times;
précis :: concise summing up of main primitive, unspoiled propitiate :: appease
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preclude :: make impossible; eliminate
privy :: secret; hidden; not public propitious :: favorable; fortunate;
precocious :: advanced in development advantageous
probe :: explore with tools
precursor :: forerunner proponent :: supporter; backer; opposite
probity :: uprightness; incorruptibility of opponent
predator :: creature that seizes and
devours another animal; person who robs problematic :: doubtful; unsettled; propound :: put forth for analysis
or exploits others questionable; perplexing
propriety :: fitness; correct conduct
predecessor :: former occupant of a post proclivity :: inclination; natural tendency
propulsive :: driving forward
predetermine :: predestine; settle or procrastinate :: postpone; delay or put off
decide beforehand; influence markedly prosaic :: dull and unimaginative; matter-
procurement :: obtaining of-fact; factual
predicament :: tricky or dangerous
prod :: poke; stir up; urge proscenium :: part of stage in front of
situation; dilemma
prodigal :: wasteful; reckless with money
predilection :: partiality; preference
proscribe :: ostracize; banish; outlaw
prodigious :: marvelous; enormous
predispose :: give an inclination toward;
make susceptible to proselytize :: induce someone to convert
prodigy :: highly gifted child; marvel
to a religion or belief
preeminent :: outstanding; superior profane :: violate; desecrate; treat
prosody :: the art of versification
preempt :: head off; forestall by acting
first; appropriate for oneself; supplant prosperity :: good fortune; financial
profligate :: dissipated; wasteful; wildly
success; physical well-being
preen :: make oneself tidy in appearance;
feel self-satisfaction prostrate :: stretch out full on ground
profound :: deep; not superficial; complete
prefatory :: introductory protean :: versatile; able to take on many
profusion :: overabundance; lavish
expenditure; excess
prehensile :: capable of grasping or
holding protégé :: person receiving protection and
progenitor :: ancestor
support from a patron
prelate :: church dignitary progeny :: children; offspring
protocol :: diplomatic etiquette
prelude :: introduction; forerunner prognosis :: forecasted course of a
prototype :: original work used as a model
disease; prediction
premeditate :: plan in advance by others
prognosticate :: predict
premise :: assumption; postulate protract :: prolong
prohibitive :: tending to prevent the
premonition :: forewarning protrude :: stick out
purchase or use of something; inclined to
premonitory :: serving to warn prevent or forbid protuberance :: protrusion; bulge
projectile :: missile
provenance :: origin or source of pusillanimous :: cowardly; fainthearted raiment :: clothing
putative :: supposed; reputed (<- rakish :: stylish; sporty
provender :: dry food; fodder supposed)
rally :: call up or summon (forces, vital
provident :: displaying foresight; thrifty; putrid :: foul; rotten; decayed powers etc.); * revive or recuperate *
preparing for emergencies
pylon :: marking post to guide aviators; ramble :: wander aimlessly (physically or
provincial :: pertaining to a province; steel tower supporting cables or telephone mentally)
limited in out-look; unsophisticated lines
ramification :: branching out; subdivision
provisional :: tentative pyromaniac :: person with an insane
desire to set things on fire ramify :: divide into branches or
proviso :: stipulation subdivisions
quack :: charlatan; impostor
provocative :: arousing anger or interest; ramp :: slope; inclined plane
annoying quadruped :: four-footed animal
rampant :: growing in profusion;
prowess :: extraordinary ability; military quaff :: drink with relish unrestrained
quagmire :: soft, wet boggy land; complex rampart :: defensive mound of earth
proximity :: nearness or dangerous situation from which is
difficult to free oneself rancid :: having the odor or stale fat
proxy :: authorized agent
quail :: cower; lose heart rancor :: bitterness; hatred
prude :: excessively modest or proper
person quaint :: unfamiliar or old-fashioned; random :: without definite purpose, plan,
daintily odd; picturesque or aim; haphazard
prudent :: cautious; careful
qualified :: limited; restricted rankle :: cause persistent annoyance or
prune :: cut away; trim pain or resentment; irritate; fester
qualms :: misgivings; uneasy fears,
prurient :: having or causing lustful especially about matters of conscience rant :: rave; talk excitedly; scold; make a
thoughts and desires grandiloquent speech
quandary :: dilemma
pry :: 1) inquire impertinently; 2) use rapacious :: excessively grasping;
leverage to raise or open something quarantine :: isolation of a person, place, plundering
or ship to prevent spread of infection
pseudonym :: pen name rapport :: emotional closeness; harmony
quarry (n) :: victim; object of a hunt
psyche :: soul; mind rapt :: absorbed; enchanted
quarry (v) :: dig into
psychiatrist :: a doctor who treats mental rarefied :: made less dense [of a gas]
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raspy :: grating; harsh
psychopathic :: pertaining to mental quash :: subdue; crush; squash
derangement ratify :: approve formally; confirm; verify
quay ( ki: ) :: dock; landing place
psychosis :: mental disorder ratiocination :: reasoning; act or drawing
queasy :: easily nauseated; squeamish conclusions from premises
pterodactyl :: extinct flying reptile
quell :: extinguish; put down; quiet rationale :: fundamental reason or
puerile :: childish justification; grounds for an action
quench :: douse or extinguish; assuage or
pugilist :: boxer satisfy rationalize :: give a plausible reason for an
action in place of a true, less admirable
pugnacity :: combativeness; disposition to querulous :: fretful; whining one; offer an excuse
query :: inquiry; question raucous :: harsh and shrill; disorderly and
puissant :: powerful; strong; potent boisterous
queue :: line
pulchritude :: beauty; comeliness ravage :: plunder; despoil
quibble :: minor objection or complaint;
pulmonary :: pertaining to the lungs *evasion* rave :: to talk incoherently or wildly, as in
a delirious or demented state;
pulsate :: throb quiescent :: at rest; dormant; temporarily overwhelmingly favorable review
pulverize :: crush or grind into very small ravel :: fall apart into tangles; unravel or
particles quietude :: tranquility untwist; entangle
pummel :: beat or pound with fists quintessence :: purest and highest ravenous :: extremely hungry
punctilious :: very careful about every ravine :: narrow valley with steep sides
detail of behavior, ceremony, etc. quip :: taunt
raze :: destroy completely
pundit :: authority on a subject; learned quirk :: startling twist; caprice
person; expert reactionary :: opposing progress;
quisling :: traitor who aids invaders politically ultraconservative
pungent :: stinging; sharp in taste or
smell; caustic quiver (n) :: case for arrows realm :: kingdom; field or sphere

punitive :: punishing quiver (v) :: tremble; shake reaper :: one who harvests grain
puny :: insignificant; tiny; weak quixotic :: idealistic but impractical rebate :: discount

purchase :: firm grasp or footing quizzical :: teasing; bantering; mocking; rebuff :: snub; beat back
purgatory :: place of spiritual expiation rebuke :: scold harshly; criticize severely
quorum :: number of members necessary
purge :: remove or get rid of something to conduct a meeting rebus :: puzzle in which pictures stand for
unwanted; free from blame or guilt; words
cleanse or purify quotidian :: daily; commonplace;
customary rebuttal :: refutation; response with
purport :: intention; meaning contrary evidence
rabid :: like a fanatic; furious
purported :: alleged; claimed; reputed or recalcitrant :: obstinately stubborn;
rumored raconteur :: story-teller determined to resist authority; unruly

purse :: pucker; contract into wrinkles ragamuffin :: person wearing tattered recant :: disclaim or disavow; retract a
clothes previous statement; openly confess error
purveyor :: supplier; furnisher of
foodstuffs; caterer rail :: scold; rant
recapitulate :: summarize rejoinder :: retort; comeback; reply reprieve :: temporary stay

recast :: reconstruct (a sentence, story, rejuvenate :: make young again reprimand :: official rebuke; reprove
etc.); fashion again
relegate :: banish to an inferior position; reprisal :: retaliation
receptive :: quick or willing to receive delegate; assign
ideas, suggestions, etc reprise :: musical repetition; repeat
relent :: give in; yield performance; recurrent action
recession :: withdrawal; retreat; time of
low economic activity relevant :: pertinent; referring to the case reproach :: express disapproval or
in hand disappointment
recidivism :: habitual return to crime
relic :: surviving remnant; memento reprobate :: unprincipled or immoral
recipient :: receiver person
relinquish :: give up something with
reciprocal :: mutual; exchangeable; reluctance yield reprobation :: severe disapproval
relish :: savor; enjoy reprove :: censure; rebuke
reciprocate :: repay in kind
remediable :: reparable repudiate :: to refuse to have anything to
recluse :: hermit; loner do with; disown; disavow
reminiscence :: recollection; account of
reconcile :: correct inconsistencies; things remembered, esp. in literary form repugnance :: loathing
become friendly after a quarrel
remiss :: negligent repulsion :: distaste; act of driving back
recondite :: abstruse; profound; secret
remission :: temporary moderation of reputable :: respectable
reconnaissance :: survey of enemy by disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt;
soldiers; reconnoitering forgiveness or pardon reputed :: supposed

recount :: narrate or tell; count over again remnant :: remainder Requiem :: mass for the dead; dirge

recourse :: resorting to help when in remonstrance :: protest; objection requisite :: necessary requirement
remorse :: guilt; self-reproach requite :: to make return or repayment for
recrimination :: countercharges (a benefit, service, etc., or an injury,
remunerative :: compensating; rewarding wrong, etc.); revenge
rectify :: set right; correct
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rectitude :: uprightness; moral virtue;
correctness of judgment render :: deliver; provide; represent rescind :: cancel

recumbent :: reclining; lying down rendezvous :: meeting place resentment :: indignation; bitterness;
completely or in part displeasure
rendition :: translation; artistic
recuperate :: recover interpretation of a song, etc. reserve :: self-control; formal but distant
recurrent :: occurring again and again renegade :: deserter of party or
principles; traitor residue :: remainder; balance
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renege :: deny; go back on resignation :: patient submissiveness;
redolent :: fragrant; odorous; suggestive statement that one is quitting a job
of an odor renounce :: abandon; disown; repudiate
resilient :: elastic; having the power of
redoubtable :: formidable; causing fear renovate :: restore to good condition; springing back
redress :: remedy; compensation resolution :: determination
renown :: fame
redundant :: superfluous; repetitious; resolve :: determination; firmness of
excessively wordy rent :: rip; split purpose

reek :: emit (odor) reparable :: capable of being repaired resonant :: echoing; resounding; deep and
full in sound
refectory :: dining hall reparation :: amends; compensation
respiration :: breathing; exhalation
refraction :: bending of a ray of light repartee :: clever reply
respite :: interval of relief; time for rest;
refractory :: stubborn; unmanageable repast :: meal; feast; banquet
delay in punishment

refrain :: (v) abstain from; resist *(n->) repeal :: revoke; annul; cancel
resplendent :: dazzling; glorious; brilliant
chorus *
repel :: drive away; disgust
responsiveness :: state of reacting readily
refulgent :: brightly shining; gleaming to appeals, orders, etc.
repellent :: driving away; unattractive
refurbish :: renovate; make bright by restitution :: reparation; indemnification
repent :: feel sorrow or regret for what
one has done or left undone; think with
restive :: restlessly impatient; obstinately
refute :: disprove regret or contrition of
resisting control

regal :: royal repercussion :: rebound; reverberation;

restraint :: moderation or self-control;
controlling force; restriction
regale :: entertain
repertoire :: list of works of music, drama,
resumption :: taking up again;
regatta :: boat or yacht race etc., a performer is prepared to present
regeneration :: spiritual rebirth repine :: fret; complain
resurge :: rise again; flow to and fro
regicide :: murder of a king or queen replenish :: fill up again
resuscitate :: revive
regime :: method or system of replete :: filled to the brim or to the point
retain :: keep; employ
government of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
retaliation :: repayment in kind (usually
regimen :: a regulated system of diet, replica :: copy
for bad treatment)
exercise, etc. for therapy or the
maintenance or improvement of health replicate :: reproduce; duplicate
retentive :: holding; having a good
repository :: storehouse memory
rehabilitate :: restore to proper condition
reprehensible :: deserving blame reticent :: reserved; uncommunicative;
reimburse :: repay inclined to silence
reiterate :: repeat repress :: keep under; put down; suppress
retinue :: following; attendants
retiring :: modest; shy rudimentary :: not developed; elementary; satyr :: half-human, half-bestial being in
crude the court of Dionysus, portrayed as wanton
retort :: quick, sharp reply and cunning; a lustful or lecherous man
rue :: regret; lament; mourn
retract :: withdraw; take back saunter :: stroll slowly
ruffian :: bully; scoundrel; a brutal,
retrench :: cut down; economize violent, lawless person; tough or hoodlum savant :: scholar
retribution :: vengeance; compensation; ruminate :: chew over and over (mentally savor :: enjoy; have a distinctive flavor,
punishment for offenses or, like cows, physically); mull over; smell, or quality
retrieve :: recover; find and bring in savory :: tasty; pleasing, attractive, or
rummage :: ransack; thoroughly search agreeable
retroactive :: taking effect before its
enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a runic :: mysterious; set down in a ancient scabbard :: case for a sword blade; sheath
tax) alphabet
scad :: a great quantity
retrograde :: go backwards; degenerate ruse :: trick; stratagem
scaffold :: temporary platform for workers;
retrospective :: looking back on the past rustic :: pertaining to country people; bracing framework; platform for execution
revelry :: boisterous merrymaking scale :: climb up; ascend
rusticate :: banish to the country; dwell in
reverberate :: echo; resound the country scanty :: meager; insufficient

reverent :: respect; worshipful ruthless :: pitiless; cruel scapegoat :: someone who bears the
blame for others
reverie :: daydream; musing saboteur :: one who commits sabotage;
destroyer of property scavenge :: hunt through discarded
revert :: relapse; backslide; turn back to materials for usable items; search,
saccharine :: cloyingly sweet especially for food
revile :: attack with abusive language;
vilify sacrilegious :: desecrating; profane scenario :: plot outline; screenplay; opera
revoke :: cancel; retract sacrosanct :: most sacred; inviolable
schematic :: relating to an outline or
revulsion :: sudden violent change of
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feeling; negative reaction
sadistic :: inclined to cruelty schism :: division; split
rhapsodize :: to speak or write in an
exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner saga :: Scandinavian myth; any legend scintilla :: shred; least bit
rhetoric :: art of effective communication; sagacious :: perceptive; shrewd; having scintillate :: sparkle; flash
insincere or grandiloquent language insight
scoff :: mock; ridicule
ribald :: wanton; profane sage :: person celebrated for wisdom
scotch :: stamp out; thwart; hinder
riddle :: pierce with holes; *permeate or salacious :: lascivious; lustful
spread throughout* scourge :: lash; whip; severe punishment
salient :: prominent
rider :: amendment or clause added to a scruple :: 1) fret about; hesitate, for
legislative bill saline :: salty ethical reasons 2) *a very small quantity,
amount, or part *
rife :: abundant; current sallow :: yellowish; sickly in color
scrupulous :: conscientious; extremely
rift :: opening; break salubrious :: healthful thorough
rig :: fix or manipulate salutary :: tending to improve; beneficial; scrutinize :: examine closely and critically
rigid :: stiff and unyielding; strict; hard scuffle :: struggle confusedly; move off in
and unbending salvage :: rescue from loss a confused hurry
rigor :: severity sanctimonious :: displaying ostentatious or scurrilous :: obscene; indecent
hypocritical devoutness
rile :: vex; irritate; muddy scurry :: move briskly
sanction :: approve; ratify
riveting :: absorbing; engrossing scurvy :: despicable; contemptible
sanctuary :: refuge; shelter; shrine; holy
rivulet :: small stream place scuttle :: sink
robust :: vigorous; strong sanguinary :: bloody seamy :: sordid; unwholesome
rococo :: ornate; highly decorated sanguine :: cheerful; hopeful sear :: char or burn; brand
roil :: to make liquids murky by stirring up sap :: diminish; undermine seasoned :: experienced
sediment; to disturb
sarcasm :: scornful remark; stinging secession :: withdrawal
roseate :: rosy; optimistic rebuke
seclusion :: isolation; solitude
roster :: list sardonic :: disdainful; sarcastic; cynical
secrete :: *hide away or cache*; produce
rostrum :: platform for speech-making; sartorial :: pertaining to tailors and release a substance into an organism
sate :: satisfy to the full; cloy sect :: separate religious body; faction
rote :: repetition
satellite :: small body revolving around a secular :: worldly; not pertaining to church
rotunda :: circular building or hall covered larger one matters; temporal
with a dome
satiate :: satisfy fully sedate :: composed; grave
rotundity :: roundness; sonorousness of
speech satire :: form of literature in which irony, sedentary :: requiring sitting
sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to
rousing :: lively; stirring attack vice and folly sedition :: the stirring up of discontent,
resistance, or rebellion against the
rout :: stampede; drive out satirical :: mocking government in power; insubordination
rubble :: fragments saturate :: soak thoroughly sedulous :: diligent
rubric :: title or heading (in read print); saturnine :: gloomy seedy :: run-down; decrepit; disreputable
directions for religious ceremony; protocol
seemly :: proper; appropriate
ruddy :: reddish; healthy-looking
seep :: ooze; trickle sibylline :: prophetic; oracular smirk :: conceited smile

seethe :: be disturbed; boil sidereal :: relating to the stars smolder :: burn without flame; be liable to
break out at any moment
seine :: net for catching fish silt :: sediment deposited by running water
snicker :: half-stifled laugh
seismic :: pertaining to earthquakes simian :: monkeylike
snivel :: run at the nose; snuffle; whine
semblance :: outward appearance; guise simile :: comparison of one thing with
another, using the word 'like' or 'as' sobriety :: moderation (esp. regarding
seminal :: germinal; influencing future indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
developments; related to seed or semen simper :: smirk; smile affectedly
sodden :: soaked; dull, as if from drink
seminary :: school for training future simplistic :: oversimplified
ministers; secondary school, especially for sojourn :: temporary stay
young women simulate :: feign
solace :: comfort in trouble
senility :: old age; feeblemindedness of old sinecure :: well-paid position with little
age responsibility solder :: repair or make whole by using a
metal alloy
sensitization :: process of being made sinewy :: tough; strong and firm
sensitive or acutely responsive to an solecism :: construction that is flagrantly
external agent or substance singular :: unique; extraordinary; odd incorrect grammatically

sensual :: devoted to the pleasures of the sinister :: evil solicit :: request earnestly; seek
senses; operating through the senses
sinuous :: winding; bending in and out;* solicitous :: worried, concerned
sententious :: terse; concise; aphoristic not morally honest *
soliloquy :: talking to oneself
sentient :: that feels or is capable of skeptic :: doubter; person who suspends
feeling judgment until having examined the solitude :: state of being alone; seclusion
evidence supporting a point of view
sentinel :: sentry; lookout solstice :: point at which the sun is
skiff :: small, light sailboat or rowboat farthest from the equator
septic :: putrid; producing putrefaction
skimp :: provide scantily; live very soluble :: able to be dissolved; able to be
sepulcher :: tomb economically worked out

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sequester :: isolate; retire from public life; skirmish :: minor fight solvent (n) :: substance that dissolves
segregate; seclude another
skittish :: lively; frisky
sere :: parched; dry somatic :: pertaining to the body; physical
skulduggery :: dishonest behavior
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skulk :: move furtively and secretly
desirable things by accident; accidental
good fortune or luck somber :: gloomy; depressing
slacken :: slow up; loosen
serenity :: calmness, placidity somnambulist :: sleepwalker
slag :: residue from smelting metal; dross;
waste matter somnolent :: half asleep
serpentine :: winding; twisting
slake :: quench; sate sonorous :: resonant
serrated :: having a sawtoothed edge
slander :: defamation; utterance of false sophist :: teacher of philosophy; quibbler;
servile :: slavish; cringing
and malicious statements employer of fallacious reasoning
servitude :: slavery; compulsory labor
slapdash :: haphazard; careless; sloppy sophisticated :: worldly wise and urbane;
sever :: cut; separate complex
sleazy :: flimsy; unsubstantial
severity :: harshness; intensity; sophistry :: use of false arguments,
sleeper :: something originally of little especially one meant to deceive
sternness; austerity
value or importance that in time becomes
sextant :: navigation tool used to very valuable soporific :: sleep-causing; marked by
determine a ship's latitude and longitude sleepiness
sleight :: dexterity
shackle :: chain; fetter sordid :: filthy; base; vile
slew :: large quantity or number
sham :: pretend spangle :: small metallic piece sewn to
slight :: insult to one's dignity; snub clothing for ornamentation
shambles :: wreck; mess; scene of great
slipshod :: untidy or slovenly; shabby sparse :: not thick; thinly scattered;
slaughter, bloodshed, or carnage
slither :: slip or slide
shard :: fragment, generally of pottery
spartan :: lacking luxury and comfort;
sloth :: slow-moving tree-dwelling
shaving :: very thin piece, usually of wood sternly disciplined
sheaf :: bundle of stalks of grain; any spasmodic :: fitful; periodic
slothful :: lazy
bundle of things tied together
spat :: squabble; minor dispute
slough :: cast off
sheathe :: place into a case
spate :: sudden flood
slovenly :: untidy; careless in work habits
sherbet :: flavored dessert ice
spatial :: relating to space
sluggard :: lazy person
shimmer :: glimmer intermittently
spatula :: broad-bladed instrument used
sluggish :: slow; lazy; lethargic
shirk :: avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); for spreading or mixing
malinger sluice :: artificial channel for directing or
spawn :: lay eggs
controlling the flow of water
shoddy :: sham; not genuine; inferior
specious :: seemingly reasonable but
slur (n) :: insult to one's character or
shrew :: scolding woman incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
reputation; slander
shun :: keep away from spectral :: ghostly
slur (v) :: speak indistinctly; mumble
shunt :: turn aside; divert; sidetrack spectrum :: colored band produced when a
smattering :: slight knowledge
beam of light passes through a prism
shyster :: lawyer using questionable
smelt :: melt or blend ores, changing their
methods; pettifogger spendthrift :: someone who wastes
chemical composition
money; wastrel; squanderer
sibling :: brother or sister
sphinx-like :: enigmatic; mysterious stodgy :: stuffy; boringly conservative substantiate :: establish by evidence;
verify; support
splice :: fasten together; unite stoic :: impassive; unmoved by joy or grief
substantive :: essential; pertaining to the
spontaneity :: lack of premeditation; stoke :: stir up a fire; feed plentifully substance
naturalness; freedom from constraint
stolid :: dull; impassive subsume :: include; encompass
spoonerism :: accidental transposition of
sounds in successive words stratagem :: clever trick; deceptive subterfuge :: pretense; evasion
sporadic :: occurring irregularly subtlety :: perceptiveness; ingenuity;
stratified :: divided into classes; arranged delicacy
sportive :: playful into strata
subversive :: tending to overthrow;
spruce :: neat and trim stratum :: layer of earth's surface; layer of destructive
spry :: vigorously active; *nimble* succinct :: brief; terse; compact
strew :: spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter
spurious :: false; counterfeit; forged; succor :: aid; assist; comfort
illogical striated :: marked with paralleled bands;
grooved succulent :: juicy; full of richness
spurn :: reject; scorn
stricture :: critical comments; severe and succumb :: yield; give in; die
squabble :: minor quarrel; bickering adverse criticism.
suffragist :: advocate of voting rights (for
squalor :: filth; degradation; dirty, strident :: loud and harsh; insistent women)
neglected state
stringent :: binding; rigid suffuse :: spread over
squander :: waste
strut (1) :: pompous walk sully :: tarnish; soil
squat :: stocky; short and thick
strut (2) :: supporting bar sultry :: sweltering
staccato :: played in an abrupt manner;
marked by abrupt, sharp sound studied :: unspontaneous; deliberate; summation :: act of finding the total;
thoughtful summary
stagnant :: motionless; stale; dull
stultify :: make ineffective or useless; sumptuous :: lavish; rich
staid :: sober; sedate reduce to foolishness or absurdity
sunder :: separate; part
stalemate :: deadlock stupefy :: make numb; stun; amaze
sundry :: various; several
stalwart :: strong, brawny; steadfast stupor :: state of apathy; daze; lack of
awareness superannuated :: retired or disqualified
stamina :: strength; staying power because of age
stymie :: present an obstacle; stump
stanch :: check flow of blood supercilious :: arrogant; condescending;
suavity :: urbanity; polish patronizing
stanza :: division of a poem
subaltern :: subordinate supererogatory :: superfluous; more than
static :: unchanging; lacking development needed or demanded
subdued :: less intense; quieter
statute :: law enacted by the legislature superficial :: trivial; shallow
subjective :: occurring or taking place
statutory :: created by statute or within the mind; unreal superfluous :: excessive; overabundant,
legislative action unnecessary
subjugate :: conquer; bring under control
steadfast :: loyal; unswerving superimpose :: place over something else
sublimal :: below the threshold
stealth :: slyness; sneakiness; supernumerary :: person or thing in
secretiveness sublimate :: refine; purify excess of what is necessary; extra
steep :: soak; saturate sublime :: exalted; noble and uplifting; supersede :: cause to be set aside;
*utter* replace; make obsolete
stellar :: pertaining to the stars
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stem :: check the flow
subliminal :: below the threshold of supplant :: replace; usurp
stem from :: arise from
consciousness; too faint or rapid to be
consciously perceived supple :: flexible; pliant
stentorian :: extremely loud
submissive :: yielding; timid suppliant :: entreating; beseeching
stereotype :: fixed and unvarying
representation; standardized mental supplicate :: petition humble; pray to
subordinate :: occupying a lower rank;
picture, often reflecting prejudice grant a favor
inferior; submissive
stickler :: perfectionist; person who insists supposition :: hypothesis; surmise
suborn :: persuade to act unlawfully
things be exactly right; *puzzling*
(especially to commit perjury)
supposititious :: assumed; *counterfeit*;
stifle :: suppress; extinguish; inhibit hypothetical
subpoena :: writ summoning a witness to
stigma :: token of disgrace; brand appear
suppress :: stifle; overwhelm; subdue;
subsequent :: following; later inhibit
stilted :: bombastic; stiffly pompous
subservient :: behaving like a slave; surfeit :: too great an amount or supply;
stint (n) :: supply; allotted amount;
servile; obsequious satiate; stuff; indulge to excess in
assigned portion of work
stint (v) :: be thrifty; set limits subside :: settle down; descend; grow
quiet surly :: rude; cross
stipend :: pay for services
subsidiary :: subordinate; secondary surmise :: guess
stipple :: paint or draw with dots
subsidy :: direct financial aid by surmount :: overcome
stipulate :: make express conditions, government, etc.
surpass :: exceed
subsistence :: existence; means of
surreptitious :: secret; furtive; sneaky;
stock :: *typical; standard*; kept regularly support; livelihood
in supply
substantial :: ample; solid; essential or
fundamental surrogate :: substitute
stockade :: wooden enclosure or pen;
fixed line of posts used as defensive surveillance :: watching; guarding
susceptible :: impressionable; easily tedium :: boredom; weariness thwart :: baffle; frustrate
influenced; having little resistance, as to a
disease; receptive to teetotalism :: practice of abstaining totally tightwad :: excessively frugal person;
from alcoholic drinks miser
sustain :: experience; support; nourish
temerity :: boldness; rashness tiller :: handle used to move boat's rudder
sustenance :: means of support, food, (to steer)
nourishment temper :: moderate; tone down or
restrain; toughen (steel) timbre :: quality of a musical tone
suture :: stitches sewn to hold the cut produced by a musical instrument
edges of a wound or incision; material temperament :: characteristic frame of
used in sewing mind; disposition; emotional excess timidity :: lack of self-confidence or
swarthy :: dark; dusky temperate :: restrained; self-controlled;
moderate in respect to temperature timorous :: fearful; demonstrating fear
swathe :: wrap around; bandage
tempestuous :: stormy; impassioned; tipple :: drink (alcoholic beverages)
swelter :: be oppressed by heat violent frequently

swerve :: deviate; turn aside sharply tempo :: speed of music tirade :: extended scolding; denunciation;
swill :: drink greedily temporal :: not lasting forever; limited by
time; secular titanic (n->) titan :: gigantic
swindler :: cheat
temporize :: avoid committing oneself; tithe :: tax of one-tenth
sybarite :: lover of luxury gain time
titillate :: tickle
sycophant :: servile flatterer; bootlicker; tenacious :: holding fast
yes man title :: right or claim to possession; mark
tenacity :: firmness; persistence of rank; name (of a book, film, etc.)
syllogism :: logical formula consisting of a
major premise, a minor premise and a tendentious :: having an aim; biased; titter :: nervous laugh
conclusion; deceptive or specious designed to further a cause
argument titular :: having the title of an office
tender :: offer; extend without the obligations
sylvan :: pertaining to the woods; rustic
tenet :: doctrine; dogma toady :: servile flatterer; yes man
symbiosis :: interdependent relationship
(between groups, species) often mutually tensile :: capable of being stretched toga :: Roman outer robe
tentative :: hesitant; not fully worked out tome :: large volume; a book, esp. a
symmetry :: arrangement of parts so that or developed, experimental; not definite or large, scholarly or ponderous one
balance is obtained; congruity positive
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synchronous :: similarly timed; tenuous :: thin; rare; slim
simultaneous with tonsure :: shaving of the head, especially
tenure :: holding of an office; time during by a person entering religious orders
synoptic :: providing a general overview; which such an office is held
summary topography :: physical features of a region
tepid :: lukewarm
synthesis :: combining parts into a whole torpor :: lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy
termination :: end
synthetic :: artificial; resulting from torque :: twisting force; force producing
synthesis terminology :: terms used in a science or rotation
tacit :: understood; not put into words torrent :: rushing stream; flood
terminus :: last stop of railroad
taciturn :: habitually silent; taking little torrid :: *passionate*; hot or scorching
terrestrial :: on or relating to the earth
tactile :: pertaining to the organs or sense torso :: trunk of statue with head and
of touch terse :: concise; abrupt; pithy limbs missing; human trunk

taint :: contaminate; cause to lose purity; tertiary :: third tortuous :: winding; full of curves
modify with a trace of something bad
tesselated :: inlaid; mosaic totter :: move unsteadily; sway, as if
talisman :: charm about to fall
testator :: maker of a will
talon :: claw of bird touchstone :: stone used to test the
testy :: irritable; short-tempered fineness of gold alloys; criterion
tangential :: peripheral; only slightly
tether :: tie with a rope touchy :: sensitive; irascible
connected; *digressing (<- go off the
point)* thematic :: relating to a unifying motif or tout :: publicize; praise excessively
tangible :: able to be touched; real;
palpable toxic :: poisonous
theocracy :: government run by religious
leaders tract :: pamphlet; a region of indefinite
tanner :: person who turns animal hides
into leather size
theoretical :: not practical or applied;
hypothetical tractable :: docile; easily managed
tantalize :: tease; torture with
disappointment therapeutic :: curative traduce :: expose to slander
tantamount :: equivalent in effect or value thermal :: pertaining to heat traitor :: person guilty of betrayal, one
who acts disloyally
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trajectory :: path taken by a projectile
tantrum :: fit of petulance; caprice thrall :: slave; bondage
tranquility :: calmness; peace
taper :: candle threadbare :: worn through till the threads
show; shabby and poor transcendent :: surpassing; exceeding
tarry :: delay; dawdle
ordinary limits; superior
thrifty :: careful about money; economical
taut :: tight; ready, trim, tidy, well-
transcribe :: copy
disciplined, efficient, etc. thrive :: prosper; flourish
transgression :: violation of a law; sin
tautological :: needlessly repetitious throes :: violent anguish
transient :: momentary; temporary;
tawdry :: cheap and gaudy throng :: crowd staying for a short time
taxonomist :: specialist in classifying throttle :: strangle
(animals, etc.)
transition :: going from one state of action tutelage :: guardianship; training unison :: unity of pitch; complete accord
to another
tutelary :: protective; pertaining to a universal :: characterizing or affecting all;
transitory :: impermanent; fleeting guardianship present everywhere

translucent :: partly transparent tycoon :: wealthy leader unkempt :: disheveled; uncared for in
transmute :: change; convert to typhoon :: tropical hurricane or cyclone
something different unmitigated :: unrelieved or immoderate;
tyranny :: oppression; cruel government *absolute*
transparent :: easily detected; permitting
light to pass through freely tyro :: beginner; novice unobtrusive :: inconspicuous; not blatant

transpire :: be revealed; happen ubiquitous :: being everywhere; unprecedented :: novel; unparalleled

transport :: strong emotion unprepossessing :: unattractive
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trappings :: outward decorations; unravel :: disentangle; solve
ornaments ulterior :: situated beyond; unstated and
often questionable unrequited :: not reciprocated;
traumatic :: pertaining to an injury caused unanswered
by violence ultimate :: final; not susceptible to further
analysis unruly :: disobedient; lawless
travail :: painful labor
ultimatum :: last demand; warning unsavory :: distasteful; morally offensive
traverse :: go through or across
umbrage :: resentment; anger; sense of unscathed :: unharmed
travesty :: comical parody; treatment injury or insult
aimed at making something appear unseemly :: unbecoming; indecent; in
ridiculous unaccountable :: inexplicable; poor taste
unreasonable or mysterious
treatise :: article treating a subject unsightly :: ugly
systematically and thoroughly unanimity :: complete agreement
unsullied :: untarnished
trek :: travel; journey unassailable :: not subject to question; not
open to attack untenable :: indefensible; not able to be
tremor :: trembling; slight quiver maintained
unassuaged :: unsatisfied; not soothed
tremulous :: trembling; wavering untoward :: unfortunate or unlucky;
unassuming :: modest adverse; unexpected
trenchant :: cutting; keen
unbridled :: violent unwarranted :: unjustified; groundless;
trepidation :: fear; nervous apprehension undeserved
uncanny :: strange; mysterious
tribulation :: distress; suffering unwieldy :: awkward; cumbersome;
unconscionable :: unscrupulous; excessive unmanageable
tribute :: * tax levied by a ruler *; mark of
respect uncouth :: outlandish; clumsy; boorish unwitting :: unintentional; not knowing

trident :: three-pronged spear unction :: the act of anointing with oil unwonted :: unaccustomed

trifling :: trivial; unimportant unctuous :: oily; bland; * insincerely upbraid :: severely scold; reprimand
trigger :: set off uproarious :: marked by commotion;
underlying :: fundamental; lying below extremely funny; very noisy
trilogy :: group of three works
undermine :: weaken; sap upshot :: the conclusion; result; outcome
trinket :: knickknack; bauble
underscore :: emphasize urbane :: suave; refined; elegant
trite :: hackneyed; commonplace
undulating :: moving with a wavelike urchin :: mischievous child (usually a boy)
trivia :: trifles; unimportant matters motion
ursine :: bearlike; pertaining to a bear
troth :: pledge of good faith especially in unearth :: dig up
betrothal usurp :: seize another's power or rank
unearthly :: not earthly; weird
trough :: * container for feeding farm usury :: lending money at illegal rates of
animals *; lowest point (of a wave, unequivocal :: plain; obvious interest
business cycle, etc)
unerringly :: infallible utopia :: ideal place, state, or society
truculence :: aggressiveness; ferocity
unexceptionable :: not offering any basis uxorious :: excessively devoted to one's
truism :: self-evident truth for criticism; entirely acceptable wife

truncate :: cut the top off unfaltering :: steadfast vacillate :: waver; fluctuate

tryst :: meeting unfeigned :: genuine; real vacuous :: empty; lacking in ideas; stupid

tumid :: swollen; (of style etc.) pompous; unfettered :: liberated; freed from chains vagabond :: wanderer; tramp
unfledged :: immature vagary :: caprice; whim
tumult :: commotion; riot; noise
unfrock :: to strip a priest or minister of vagrant (adj.) :: wandering from place to
tundra :: rolling, treeless plain in Siberia church authority place or living a wandering life; nomadic
and Arctic North America stray; random
ungainly :: awkward; clumsy; unwieldy
turbid :: muddy; having the sediment vagrant (n) :: homeless wanderer
disturbed unguent :: ointment
vainglorious :: boastful; excessively
turbulence :: state of violent agitation uniformity :: sameness; monotony conceited

tureen :: deep dish for serving soup unilateral :: one-sided valedictory :: pertaining to farewell

turgid :: swollen; distended unimpeachable :: blameless and valid :: logically convincing; sound; legally
exemplary acceptable
turmoil :: great commotion and confusion
uninhibited :: unrepressed validate :: confirm; ratify
turncoat :: traitor
unintimidating :: unfrightening valor :: bravery
turpitude :: depravity (<-a depraved
condition; corruption; wickedness) unique :: without an equal; single in kind vampire :: ghostly being that sucks the
blood of the living
vanguard :: forerunners; advance forces vertex :: summit voluble :: fluent; glib; talkative

vantage :: position giving an advantage vertigo :: severe dizziness voluminous :: bulky; large

vapid :: dull and unimaginative; insipid verve :: enthusiasm; liveliness voracious :: ravenous
and flavorless
vestige :: trace; remains vortex :: whirlwind; whirlpool; center of
vaporize :: turn into vapor (steam, gas, turbulence; predicament into which one is
fog, etc.) vex :: annoy; distress inexorably plunged

variegated :: many-colored viable :: practical or workable; capable of vouchsafe :: grant condescendingly;

maintaining life guarantee
vassal :: humble dependent; (hist.) holder
of land by feudal tenure viand :: food voyeur :: Peeping Tom

vaunted :: boasted; bragged; highly vicarious :: experienced imaginatively vulnerable :: susceptible to wounds
publicized through another person; acting as a
substitute; done by a deputy; vulpine :: like a fox; crafty
veer :: change in direction
vicissitude :: change of fortune waffle :: speak equivocally about an issue
vegetate :: live in a monotonous way; 2)
to grow as plants victuals :: food waft :: moved gently by wind or waves

vehement :: forceful; intensely emotional; vie :: contend; compete waggish :: mischievous; humorous; tricky
with marked vigor
vigilant :: watchful awake; alert to spot waif :: homeless child or animal
49 wordlist danger
waive :: give up temporarily; yield
velocity :: speed vignette :: picture; short literary sketch
wake :: trail of ship or other object
venal :: capable of being bribed vigor :: active strength through water; path of something that has
gone before; (2) in the w---e of -->
vendetta :: blood feud vilify :: slander following

vendor :: seller vindicate :: clear from blame; exonerate; wallow :: roll in; indulge in; become
justify or support helpless
veneer :: thin layer; cover
vindictive :: out for revenge; malicious wan :: having a pale or sickly color; pallid
venerable :: deserving high respect
vintner :: winemaker; seller of wine wanderlust :: strong longing to travel
venerate :: revere
viper :: poisonous snake wane :: decrease in size or strength; draw
venial :: forgivable; trivial gradually to an end
virile :: manly
venison :: the meat of a deer wangle :: wiggle out; fake
virtual :: in essence; for practical purposes
venom :: poison; hatred wanton :: unrestrained; willfully malicious;
virtue :: goodness; moral excellence; good unchaste
vent :: small opening; outlet quality
warble :: sing; babble
vent (v) :: express; utter virtuoso :: highly skilled artist
warranted :: justified; authorized
ventral :: abdominal virulent :: extremely poisonous; hostile;
bitter warranty :: guarantee; assurance by seller
ventriloquist :: someone who can make his
or her voice seem to come from another virus :: disease communicator warren :: tunnels in which rabbits live;
person or thing crowded conditions in which people live
visage :: face; appearance
venture :: risk; dare; undertake a risk wary :: very cautious
visceral :: felt in one's inner organs
venturesome :: bold wastrel :: profligate (<-extravagant)
viscid :: adhesive; gluey
venue :: location wax :: increase; grow
viscous :: sticky, gluey
veracious :: truthful waylay :: ambush; lie in wait
vise :: tool for holding work in place
veracity :: truthfulness wean :: accustom a baby not to nurse;
visionary :: produced by imagination; *give up a cherished activity*
verbalize :: put into words fanciful; mystical
weather :: endure the effects of weather
verbatim :: word for a word vital :: *vibrant and lively*; critical; living, or other forces
verbiage :: pompous array of words welt :: mark from a beating or whipping
vitiate :: spoil the effect of; make
verbose :: wordy inoperative welter (n) :: turmoil; bewildering jumble
verdant :: green; lush in vegetation; * vitreous :: pertaining to or resembling welter (v) :: wallow
inexperienced * glass
wheedle :: cajole; coax; deceive by
verdigris :: green coating on copper which vitriolic :: corrosive; sarcastic flattery
has been exposed to the weather
vituperative :: abusive; scolding whelp :: young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
verge :: border; edge
vivacious :: lively or animated; sprightly whiff :: puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.);
verisimilar :: probable or likely; having the hint
appearance of truth vivisection :: act of dissecting living
animals whimsical :: capricious; fanciful
verisimilitude :: appearance of truth,
likelihood vixen :: female fox; ill-tempered woman whinny :: neigh like a horse

veritable :: actual; being truly so; not false vociferous :: clamorous; noisy whit :: smallest speck
or imaginary
vogue :: popular fashion whittle :: pare; cut off bits
verity :: quality of being true; lasting truth
or principle 50 wordlist whorl :: ring of leaves around stem; ring

vernacular :: living language; natural style volatile :: changeable; explosive; willful :: intentional; headstrong
evaporating rapidly
vernal :: pertaining to spring wily :: cunning; artful
volition :: act of making a conscious
versatile :: having many talents; capable choice; wish wince :: shrink back; flinch
of working in many fields
windfall :: fallen fruit; unexpected lucky akrolith :: statue made of two materials
event Special wordlist head (Sculpture)

winnow :: sift; separate good parts from abbey :: monastery (Religion) alabaster :: translucent marble like stone
bad for carving (Sculpture)
abbot :: superior of monastery (Religion)
winsome :: agreeable; gracious; engaging alfresco :: food eaten outdoors (Eating)
abduction :: carrying of a person by force
wispy :: thin; slight; barely discernible (Crime) algo phobia :: fear of pain (Phobias)

wistful :: vaguely longing; sadly pensive ablution :: ritual bathing of body or alias :: false name used by criminals
washing of object or person (Religion) (Crime)
withdrawn :: introverted; *remote*
ablutomania :: chronic obsession with alibi :: excuse given to avert blame
wither :: shrivel; decay bathing (Mania) (Crime)
withhold :: refuse to give; hold back absolution :: forgiveness for sins (Religion) aliment :: food as nourishment (Eating)

withstand :: stand up against; successful abulia :: loss of will or ability to act allegory :: extended metaphor (Language)
resist (Psychological)
allegro :: rapid movements accompanied
witless :: foolish; idiotic accessory :: person, who though absent, by jumps and turns (Dance)
assists another to commit a crime or evade
witticism :: witty saying; wisecrack capture (Crime) allemande :: court dance (Dance)

wizardry :: sorcery; magic accomplice :: criminal's active partner in alliteration :: succession of words or
crime (Crime) stressed syllables of word group beginning
wizened :: withered; shriveled with same consonant sound or same letter
acerbic :: sour/astringent in taste, or acid (Language)
woe :: deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; in temper, expression, or tone (Taste)
suffering allocution :: address: formal speech
Achilles :: greatest Greek hero of Trojan (Language)
wont :: custom; habitual procedure war, invulnerable to weapons except for
one heel (Mythology) allusion :: reference to famous, historical
worldly :: engrossed matters of this earth;
or literary person or event (Language)
not spiritual acicular :: needle (Shapes)
almamater :: a college where one studied
wrangle :: quarrel; obtain through acidic :: sharp/biting in flavor (Taste) (Education)
arguing; herd cattle
acme :: highest point (Place) almanac :: book with information on
wrath :: pull away; take by violence
various fields (Literature)
acolyte :: altar server (Religion)
writ :: written command issued by a court
aloft :: high in air (Place)
acquittal :: act of relieving accused from
writhe :: twist in coils; contort in pain charge of alleged crime (Crime) altar :: raised platform where sacrifices
wry :: twisted; with a humorous twist and offerings are made to god (Religion)
acrid :: sharp/biting/pungent (Taste)
xenophobia :: fear or hatred of foreigners altercation :: dispute; contest (Fights)
acrophobia :: fear of heights (Phobias)
yen :: longing; urge alto :: female voice sung at a lower pitch
acute :: of an angle less than 900 than soprano (Music)
yeoman :: man owning small estate;
middle-class farmer altruist :: an unselfish person, benevolent
adage :: proverb (Language) (Personality Traits)
yield (n) :: amount produced; crop; Adonis :: beautiful Greek young man who
income on investment amatho phobia :: fear of dust (Phobias)
symbolized the death of nature in full and
reborn the following spring (Mythology) amazons :: single breasted seythian
yield (v) :: give in; surrender
women warriors (Mythology)
aeolus :: god of winds (Gods)
yoke :: join together, unite
ambrosia :: 1) appealing to smell or taste
aero phobia :: fear of heights (Phobias) 2) food of the gods (Aroma)
yokel :: country bumpkin
afflict :: inflict injury or distress (Fights) ambrosia :: food of the gods conferring
yore :: time long past
them immortality (Mythology)
aftertaste :: sensation of taste remaining
zany :: crazy; comic
after substance is eaten (Taste) ambush :: surprise attack by concealed
zeal :: eager enthusiasm force (Fights)
Agamemnon :: leader of the Greeks during
zealot :: fanatic; person who shows the seize of troy (Mythology) amen :: solemn ramification of faith used
excessive zeal at the end of prayers (Religion)
agita :: condition of general anxiety or
zenith :: point directly overhead in the agitation (Psychological) amentia :: mental deficiency especially low
sky; summit intellectual capacity (Psychological)
agitprop :: informal drama supporting
zephyr :: gentle breeze; west wind leftist ideology (Theatre) amnesia :: partial or complete memory
loss (Psychological)
agnostic :: a person who doubts the
ultimate knowledge of god, skeptic, amnesty :: pardon given to a political
doubter, cynic (Personality Traits) prisoner (Crime)
agnosticism :: belief that human beings amphitheater :: large, round, open theatre
can't know whether there is a god (Theatre)
amphitrite :: goddess of sea (Gods)
agnosticism :: belief that god's existence is
unknowable; nescience (Religion) anadiplosis :: repetition of last word in
phrase or sentence to constitute first word
agora phobia :: fear of crowds or open in phrase or sentence (Language)
places (Phobias)
anaphora :: repetition of same word or
agyro phobia :: fear of crossing the street phrase to begin consecutive sentences or
(Phobias) clauses (Language)
ailuro phobia :: fear of cats (Phobias) anagram :: rearrangement of letters in
one word to form another word
ailuromania :: intense enthusiasm for cats
anarchist :: one who resists all authority
air :: simple tune, melody or song (Music)
anarchist :: a law breaker (Personality Aphrodite :: goddess of love and beauty astringent :: harshly biting to taste buds
Traits) (Gods) (Taste)

anathema :: curse, ban or api phobia :: fear of bees (Phobias) at peace :: dead (Death)
excommunication pronounced by religious
authority (Religion) apical :: narrowing to a pointed tip at peace :: dead (Death)
anathema :: formal denunciation atlas :: titan bearing earth and firmament
(Language) apogee :: highest or most distant point on his shoulders (Mythology)
anchor :: object that has a broad, hook atrocity :: cruel in human act (Violence)
like arm (Shapes) apolitical :: having no interest in politics
(Sociology) aubade :: sunrise music (Music)
anchorite :: religious hermit (Religion)
Apollo :: god of arts, intellect & property autism :: 1) lack of responsiveness to
andro phobia :: fear of men (Phobias) (Gods) others (among children) 2) deficiency in
language development (Psychological)
anecdote :: short narrative or descriptive aposiopesis :: abrupt interruption that
revealing point of interest about person or leaves thought incomplete (Language) auto mania :: compulsion toward solitude
event (Language) (Mania)
apostate :: a person who breaks religious
anglo phobia :: fear or dislike of England principles, defector (Personality Traits) auto phobia :: fear of loneliness (Phobias)
or anything English (Phobias)
apostate :: deserter of religious faith autodidact :: a self-taught person
anglophile :: a lover of English language (Religion) (Education)
apostle :: messenger/preacher of religious autopsy :: postmortem & necropsy (Death)
animality :: expression of animal instincts principles (Religion)
in human behavior (Psychological) axiom :: self evident truth (Language)
apothegm :: tersely worded maxim
animism :: a belief that natural objects (Language) azimuth :: of horizon measured clockwise
possess souls (Anthropology) from fixed point at north or south
apotheosis :: deification esp. by elevating (Dimension)
animism :: belief that natural objects and mortal to god (Religion)
phenomena have souls (Religion) bacillary :: rod (Shapes)
arabesque :: a dancing posture (Dance)
annealing :: softening of hammer ballad :: slow, sentimental romantic song
hardened metal by heating and gradual arabesque :: short, classical position of the (Music)
cooling (Sculpture) body and especially the feet in ballet.
(Music) ballad :: vocal song telling sotry (Music)
annihilation :: total destruction, extinction
arachnophobia :: fear of spiders (Phobias) ballade :: piano composition in romantic
mood (Music)
annihilator :: one who utterly destroys archaism :: old, obsolete vocabulary
(Language) ballet :: classical dance form (Dance)

archangel :: chief angle (Religion) ballet :: music written to accompany

annular :: ring shaped (Shapes)
balletic dance (Music)
anomie :: feeling of isolation or arcuate :: curved like a bow (Shapes)
balletomane :: enthusiastic and
disconnectedness from social norms
Ares :: god of war (Gods) knowledgeable follower of ballet (Dance)
Argus :: hundred eyed roman guard and banker :: sculptor's workbench for
anorexia :: pathological fear of food
(especially among young women) leading after his death his eyes were transferred to dressing stones (Sculpture)
to loss of appetite (Psychological) peacock's tail after death (Mythology)
banquet :: a sumptuous spread of many
aria :: solo song in opera (Music) dishes (Eating)
anosmic :: having complete or partial loss
of smell (Aroma) banshee :: female spirit who warns of
arithmomania :: craze for counting and
numbers (Mania) death by wailing (Mythology)
antemortem :: preceding death (Death)
armature :: framework used to support barbarian :: cruel, uncivilized brute
anthem :: 1) sacred vocal composition
sculpture in modeling process. (Sculpture) (Violence)
with the words from scriptures 2) song of
praise (Music) barbecue :: outdoor meal consisting of
aroma :: 1) agreeable odor (Aroma)
meats cooked over charcoal (Eating)
antho phobia :: fear of flowers (Phobias)
aromatic :: having a pleasant scent or
odor (Aroma) bard :: composer/singer of epic poetry
anthology :: collection of writings by
different authors (Literature)
arraignment :: appearance in court for
indictment on charges (Crime) barghest :: legendary doglike goblin that
anthomania :: inordinate interest in
portends death or misfortune (Mythology)
flowers (Mania)
arson :: intentionally setting fire to
property (Crime) baritone :: male voice (Music)
anthropology :: it is the study of physical
and socio cultural aspects of human kind barn dance :: rural American social dance
arsonist :: person who intentionally sets a
(Anthropology) (Dance)
fire (Crime)
anthropomorphism :: attribution of human barrow :: mound of earth and stones over
arsonist :: one who sets things on fire;
shape and character to animals (Sociology) grave (Death)
incendiary (Violence)
anthropomorphism :: practice of endowing basilisk :: serpent with deadly breath and
askew :: twisted to one side (Dimension)
natural world with human attributes glance; cockatrice (Mythology)
(Mythology) aslant :: obliquely at a slant (Dimension)
bass :: lowest normal male voice (Music)
anthropophagi :: cannibalism asleep :: dead; into the state of death
(Anthropology) (Death) bastinado :: beating with stick or cudgel
antithesis :: use of strongly contrasting asphyxiation :: death by lack of oxygen or
words and images (Language) from breathing obstruction, smothering; batho phobia :: fear of deep places
suffocation (Death) (Phobias)
antonym :: pseudonym formed by
backward spelling of real name (Language) assassination :: murder of public figure baton :: conductor's light rod used to keep
(Crime) time (Music)
apartheid :: racial segregation (Sociology)
assassination :: murder of a public figure battery :: group of guns or missile
apex :: highest point (Place) launchers operated together at one place
aphorism :: succinct, memorable
astra phobia :: fear of lightening/thunder
statement of a truth (maxim) (Language) battery :: physical beating of a person
beeline :: 1) direct course 2) straight line bolero :: music written in the rhythm of cabaret :: song style typical of night club
(Dimension) the bolero dance (Dance) entertainment (Music)

behemoth :: any creature of monstrous bolt :: swallow food/drink hurriedly cacology :: poor diction or pronunciation
size and power (Mythology) (Eating) (Language)

belletrist :: author of amusing works bolus :: lumpy rounded mass (Shapes) cadaver :: dead body exp (Death)
bookie :: person accepting illegal bets cairn :: heap of stones set up as memorial
bellicose :: a person who loves aggression, (Crime) to the deceased (Death)
belligerent, military, hostile, assuasive
(hostile attitude) (Personality Traits) bootlegger :: seller of illegal items (Crime) calligrapher :: a person with good
handwriting (Personality Traits)
benchmark :: point/reference for making bootlegging :: illegal production,
measurements (Place) distribution or sale of something already calliope :: chief muse; muse of epic heroic
owned or copyrighted (Crime) poetry (Mythology)
benediction :: blessing (Religion)
botryoidal :: formed like a bunch of grapes cancan :: high kicking stage dance
benevolent :: a kind hearted person, (Shapes) (Dance)
altruistic, benign, benignant, renegade,
runagate, (Personality Traits) bouquet :: distinctive aroma of wines or cannibal :: person who eats human flesh
liquors (Aroma) (Violence)
benison :: blessing (Religion)
bouquinisite :: person who buys and sells canon :: works ascribed to author and
bereaved :: family and friends of the dead used books (Literature) accepted as genuine/religious law
(Death) (Literature)
brackish :: having a slightly salty taste
berserker :: frenzied and ferocious warrior (Taste) canon :: religious code/doctrine (Religion)
brawl :: noisy fight or quarrel (Fights) canticle :: liturgical song based on bible
bethel :: church for seamen (Religion) text (Music)
break in :: illegal entry of another's
biannual :: 1) occurring twice a year 2) property (Crime) canto :: melody in choral or instrumental
semi annual 3) occurring every two years music (Music)
(Time) brigand :: bandit, (Crime)
cantor :: singer/leader of choir (Religion)
bibelot :: small book (Literature) briny :: salty in flavor (Taste)
cap sheaf :: highest point (Place)
bibliognost :: people with comprehensive broil :: noisy argument/fight (Fights)
knowledge of books (Literature) carnage :: bloody slaughter of large
bromide :: a trite or obvious remark number of people (Death)
bibliography :: list of resources used in (Language)
compiling a book (Literature) carnage :: large scale destruction of life
browbeat :: wave a weapon menacingly (Violence)
bibliomania :: inordinate interest in (Fights)
acquiring books (Mania) carol :: traditional song of faith especially
browbeat :: intimidate (Fights) heard at Christmas (Music)
bibliophile :: lover of books and literature
(Literature) Brownie :: tiny, fanciful, brown elf who carrion :: dead body left out for animals
does household chores at night and birds to eat (Death)
bibliophile :: a lover of books (Education) (Mythology)
carving :: cutting away of wood or stone to
bicentennial :: 1) occurring every 200 brunch :: late morning meal (Eating) create three forms (Sculpture)
years (Time)
brunch :: food taken in between breakfast casket :: elaborate coffin (Death)
biennial :: 1) occurring every 2 years 2) and lunch (Taste)
two year anniversary (Time) casting :: reproduction technique using a
bruxism :: unconscious grinding or mold (Sculpture)
bier :: coffin (Death) gnashing of teeth usually during sleep
(Psychological) casualty :: person killed in war/accident
bifrost :: rainbow bride between heaven (Death)
and earth (Mythology) buffet :: food arranged for self service
(Eating) cat burglar :: one skilled at breaking into
bilateral :: two sided (Shapes) buildings even those secured against theft,
buffo :: male opera singer who specializes by climbing through upstairs windows
bimonthly :: 1) occurring every two in comic parts (Music) (Crime)
months 2) bimensal (Time)
bugbear :: goblin that devours disobedient catacomb :: underground cemetery
bipedalism :: locomotion on two feet children (Mythology) consisting of tunnels with recesses for
(Anthropology) tombs (Death)
bulimia :: excessive eating followed by self
bissextile day :: feb 29; occurring every induced vomiting (Psychological) catafalque :: decorated bier on which a
fourth year (Time) coffin rests in state during a funeral
bully :: overbearing person who terrorizes (Death)
bistro :: cheap restaurant (Eating) weaker people (Violence)
catenate :: chain like in shape (Shapes)
bite the dust :: die (Death) bump off (sl) :: murder (Death)
caustic :: sharp/acidic (Taste)
black humor :: the juxtaposition of morbid bunko :: swindle by taking advantage of
and farcical elements (in writing or drama) victim's ignorance (Crime) celibacy :: abstention from marriage and
to give a disturbing effect (Death) sexual relations as by priest (Religion)
burglar :: thief (Crime)
blasphemy :: intentional offence to god cenobite :: member of religious order
(Religion) burlesque :: 1) satire 2) entertainment living in convent/monastery (Religion)
blight :: run, cause to wither or decay cenotaph :: honorary tomb for person
(Fights) bust :: sculpture of upper part of body, buried elsewhere (Death)
blitz :: lightening quick attack (Fights) centaur :: half (Mythology)
busyboy :: a cleaner in a restaurant
blow away (sl) :: murder (Death) (Eating) centrifugal :: moving away from the
center/axis (Dimension)
blue moon :: long period of time (Time) butcher :: slaughter or kill in a barbarous
or indiscriminate manner (Death) centripetal :: moving toward the
bluebeard :: any man who allegedly center/axis (Dimension)
murders a series of women he has married butt :: strike with head (Fights)
(Crime) cerecloth :: waxed cloth for wrapping
byword :: proverb word or phrase corpse or cerement (Death)
bogeyman :: frightening, demonic figure of associated with a person or thing
popular folklore (Mythology) (Language)
chafe :: rub against so as to wear away coda :: final section of classical grand cremains :: ashes of cremated body
(Fights) dance (two performers) (Dance) (Death)

chambers :: judge's private office code :: passage added to final section of crematorium :: crematory (Death)
adjoining court room (Crime) piece (Music)
crescendo :: gradual, steady increase in
chant :: sacred song (Music) codex :: manuscript book (classical or volume (Music)
biblical) (Literature)
chantey :: sailor's work song (Music) crest :: highest point (Place)
collar :: seize by neck (Fights)
chapel :: small house of worship criminology :: study of crime its causes
associated with larger church (Religion) cologne :: mildly perfumed toilet water (Crime)
chaplain :: person conducting religious cromlech :: circle of stone monoliths on
services in places other than church colossus :: extremely large scale sculpture burial mound (Death)
(Religion) dance forms (Sculpture)
crook :: criminal (Crime)
Charleston :: vigorous ballroom dance colporteur :: person who travels about to
(Dance) sell bibles (Religion) crook :: bent or hooked form 14 central
axis (Shapes)
chase :: finish metal surface (Sculpture) comestibles :: edibles (Eating)
crown :: highest point (Place)
chauvinism :: unreasonable devotion to commute :: reduce sentence (Crime)
one's race, sex, country (Sociology) Crucifixion :: nailing of hands and feet to
compendium :: concise but comprehensive cross (Death)
chef :: chief cook (Eating) work (Literature)
crunch :: grind or press (Fights)
cherub :: one of second order of angels concert :: live performance of music before
(Religion) audience (Music) cryo phobia :: fear of cold (Phobias)

chestnut :: odd and unfamiliar anecdote or concertino :: short concerto (Music) cryonics :: freezing of recently deceased
joke (Language) people in hopes of resuscitation when cure
concerto :: composition with more exists for their fatal disease (Death)
chimera :: flame (Mythology) instruments (Music)
crypt :: underground vault or burial
chisel :: sharp (Sculpture) concordance :: alphabetical index of topics chamber (Death)
/ subjects (Literature)
chloris :: goddess of flowers (Gods) cuisine :: specific style of food (Eating)
conductor :: leader of orchestra (Music)
choir :: group of singers (Music) cupid :: god of love (Gods)
conflagration :: extensive, extremely
choking :: wind pipe obstruction by destructive fire (Violence) curate :: clergyman (Religion)
physical pressure or due to breathing of
poisoned air (Death) conga :: a ball room dance (Dance) curia :: the papal court (Religion)

choreo mania :: craze for dancing (Mania) connoisseur :: a person with a cusp :: point or apex, tip of crescent
discriminating taste in food (Taste) (Shapes)
choreography :: art of devising form,
sequence and purpose of ballet connoisseur :: an expert of food, drink and cynic :: a person who is unhappy with
movements (Dance) arts, critic, expert, judge (Personality human nature, skeptic, scoffer, detraction,
Traits) iritic (Personality Traits)
chorister :: member of a choir (Music)
consecration :: dedication of person or cynomania :: intense enthusaism for dogs
chrematomania :: obsessive desire for object to sacred use (Religion) (Mania)
money (Mania)
consort :: ensemble of singers and dactyloscopy :: method of studying
chrometo phobia :: fear of money instrumentalists (Music) fingerprints to establish identification
(Phobias) (Crime)
consume :: destroy completely (Fights)
cilo :: muse of history (Mythology) daemon :: supernatural force, spirit for
contract (slang) :: agreement to commit good or evil in popular folklore (Mythology)
cinderella :: fairytale heroine who escapes murder for payment (Death)
mistreatment by step (Mythology) Daikoku :: god of wealth (Gods)
contralto :: lowest female voice or voice
cinerarium :: vessel especially urn used to part (Music) danceur :: male ballet dancer (Dance)
receive ashes of the cremated dead
(Death) conundrum :: riddle/questions involving dealtor :: professional informer (Crime)
(answer) a pun (Language)
circadian :: occurring in 24 hour cycles decapitation :: removal of head from neck
(Time) conventicle :: a secret unauthorized (Death)
meeting for religious worship; assembly
circe :: evil woman who turned humans for worship (Religion) deceased :: dead (Death)
into swine (Mythology)
conviction :: legal establishment of guilt decimation :: large scale destruction
circinate :: ring shaped (Shapes) (Crime) (Violence)

circuitous :: following an indirect path convoluted :: twisted or coiled (Shapes) decorum :: propriety, polite behavior
(Dimension) (Sociology)
cook off :: contest in which competitors
circumlocution :: round about mode of prepare their specialties (Eating) decrescendo :: gradual decrease in volume
expression (Language) (Music)
cordate :: heart shaped (Shapes)
claustro phobia :: fear of enclosed places decussate :: `x' shaped (Shapes)
(Phobias) coroner :: public official who investigates
deaths not due to natural causes (Death) deep six :: burial at sea (Death)
clemency :: mercy shown to prisoners by
authorities (Crime) corpse :: dead body (Death) defalcation :: 1) failure to meet promise 2)
act of embezzlement (Crime)
clino phobia :: fear of going to bed cortege :: funeral procession (Death)
(Phobias) defamation :: injury to person's character
cotillion :: lively social dance (Dance) spoken (slander) or written (libel) (Crime)
clobber :: strike a hard blow (Fights)
counterfeiting :: manufacturing of fake defector :: a person who turns traitor to a
clog :: dance in which performer beats out money (Crime) cause, apostate, derelict, recreant
rhythm on floor with heavy wood shoes (Personality Traits)
(Dance) crackdown :: intensification of police
efforts to control crime (Crime) defendant :: suspect on trial in court of
closet drama :: play intended to be read law (Crime)
not performed (Theatre) cradlesong :: lullaby (Music)
defile :: pollute (Fights)
club :: hit with heavy weapon (Fights)
delectable :: delicious/appetizing (Taste) dragon :: reptilian monster, often with entomb :: place corpse in burial tomb
breath of fire (Mythology) (Death)
delinquent :: person who violates the law
(Crime) drain :: drink everything in (container) entomomania :: inordinate fascination with
(Eating) insects (Mania)
deluge :: the great flood of various
legends (Mythology) drill :: tool for boring holes in wood, metal entomophobia :: fear of insects (Phobias)
or stone (Sculpture)
demagogue :: a person who attacks the entree :: dish served as main meal
sentiments of masses by his speeches /a dromo phobia :: fear of crossing streets (Eating)
false leader (Personality Traits) (Phobias)
eon :: 1) extremely long period of time 2)
demise :: death (Death) dromomania :: intense enthusiasm for eon (Time)
traveling (Mania)
dendroid :: tree shaped (Shapes) epicenter :: 1) exact center 2) earth's
drop dead :: die suddenly (Death) surface beneath focus of earthquake
dent :: make a depression or hollow in (Place)
something (Fights) drum :: hit repeatedly (Fights)
epigraphy :: study of ancient inscriptions
deodorant :: any agent used for dryad :: forest nymph who protects trees (Anthropology)
eliminating odors (Aroma) (Mythology)
epilogue :: concluding section after main
departed :: dead (Death) duel :: fight between 2 persons (Fights) body of work (Literature)
deracinate :: uproot from home or native dulcify :: sweeten (Taste) epitaph :: memorial inscription on
culture (Fights) tomb/grave (Death)
duodecennial :: occurring every 12 years
desecrate :: treat without respect (Fights) (Time) epoch :: 1) significant time period marked
by historical events 2) era (Time)
deserter :: a person who runs away from dwarf :: small usually ugly creature with
army, fugitive, defector, traitor magic powers (Mythology) eremiophobia :: fear of being alone
(Personality Traits) (Phobias)
dysfunction :: failure of mental process
despoil :: plunder or ravage (Fights) (Psychological) ergomania :: obsessive zeal for work
devour :: eat voraciously (Eating) ecclesiastical :: relating to church as
formal and established institution ergophobia :: fear of work (Phobias)
devour :: destroy by consuming (Fights) (Religion)
Eros :: god of love (Gods)
dextral :: on or leaning to the right egoist :: a selfish person (Personality
(Dimension) Traits) eroto mania :: uncontrollable sexual desire
dipso phobia :: fear of drunkenness egomania :: obsession with oneself
(Phobias) (Mania) erythophobia :: fear of red color (Phobias)

dipsomania :: irresistible craving for egotist :: a conceited person, vanity, eternity :: forever (Time)
alcoholic beverages (Mania) haughty, pompous, insolent, blustering
(Personality Traits) ethnography :: systematic description of
dirge :: song of lamentation at funeral individual cultures (Anthropology)
(Death) eighty sixed :: died, esp., killed (Death)
ethos :: characteristic/distinguishing
dirge :: slow, mournful piece of music eisoptro phobia :: fear of mirrors (Phobias) attitude and habits of a group (Sociology)
electrocution :: death by electric shock etiquette :: established conventions
discobolus :: statue of athlete about to (Death) (Sociology)
toss (Sculpture)
electrum :: alloy of gold and silver for fine étude :: 1) a musical piece intended to aid
discotheque :: dance club with recorded sculptural details (Sculpture) student in learning an instrument 2)
music (Music) vespers music (Music)
elegy :: funeral song or poem of
dismember :: cut limb from limb (Fights) lamentation for the dead (Death) euphony :: pleasantness of sounds in
poetry (Literature)
dispatch :: eat up quickly (Eating) eleutheromania :: irresistible craving for
freedom (Mania) euterpe :: muse of music (Mythology)
dissonance :: interval that is restless and
discordant (Music) eleuthorophobia :: fear of freedom euthanasia :: merciful, painless killing of
(Phobias) hopelessly sick person/mercy killing
ditty :: brief, simple often humorous song (Death)
(Music) eleventh hour :: last possible moment for
some action (Time) evensong :: evening prayer (Music)
diurnal :: daily (Time)
elf :: mountain fairy seen by moonlight evisceration :: death by disembowelment
divertissement :: dance or series of short (Mythology) (=>removing of vital organs of body)
dancers without plot (Dance) (Death)
elongation :: condition of being stretched
docent :: 1) a tourist guide in a museum or lengthened (Dimension) ex-con :: former convict, now released
2) a university teacher (Education) from prison (Crime)
embalming :: treatment of corpse to
dogfight :: rough physical fight (Fights) prevent decay (Death) exegesis :: critical interpretation of text
doggerel :: silly or bad poetry (Literature) embezzlement :: theft of money or
appropriation of property entrusted to exegesis :: analysis and interpretation of
dolmen :: prehistoric tomb (Death)
one's care (Crime) scriptures (Religion)
done for (infml) :: ruined, defeated, dying
emboss :: decorate with low relief design exequies :: funeral rites or ceremonies
(Sculpture) (Death)
dora phobia :: fear of fur (Phobias)
emetophobia :: fear of vomiting (Phobias) exhumation :: digging up of corpse from
dorsal :: near or on the back (Place) grave (Death)
endogamy :: marrying within a community
dorsolateral :: on both the back and sides (Anthropology) exogamy :: marrying out side a
(Place) community (Anthropology)
engorge :: eat greedily (Eating)
draft :: unfinished, preliminary version of exonerate :: clear of all charges of guilt
ensiform :: shaped like a sword (Shapes) (Crime)
manuscript (Literature)
entheomania :: obsessive zeal for religion expiation :: atonement of one's sins
dragnet :: systematic police search for
(Mania) (Religion)
criminal (Crime)
expire :: die (Death)
expunge :: obliterate (Fights) fracas :: noisy fight/brawl (Fights) gorgons :: three monsters in the form of
winged sisters with power to turn the
extermination :: complete and immediate Francophile :: a lover of French language person viewing them into stone
elimination by killing (Death) (Education) (Mythology)
extirpate :: root out/eradicate or expel fratricide :: killing of one's brother (Death) gospel :: popular Christian church music
(Fights) (Music)
frisk :: search for concealed weapons by
extortion :: demand for payment by patting suspect's clothing (Crime) gouge :: curved chisel (Sculpture)
threatening or force; blackmail (Crime)
fugitive :: person fleeing arrest or gouge :: force or scoop out (Fights)
extradition :: transference of criminal imprisonment (Crime)
suspect from place of apprehension to gradine :: toothed chisel (Sculpture)
location of legal jurisdiction (Crime) fulsome :: disgusting to the senses
(Aroma) graft :: bribery (Crime)
fable :: story with fantastic events and
creatures (Mythology) fume :: a cloud of fine particles suspended graphologist :: a person who studies
in a gas (Aroma) people's behavior by their hand writing
fabulist :: person who writes fables (Personality Traits)
(Literature) fumigation :: the application of a gas or
smoke to something for the purpose of grapple :: fight closely (Fights)
fairy :: small, supernatural being with disinfecting it (Aroma)
magic powers; (Mythology) grave robber :: person who steals corpses
funk :: strong, offensive smell (Aroma) after burial as for medical dissection or
falciform, falcate :: curved like a sickle profit; body snatcher (Death)
(Shapes) fust :: strong smell (Aroma)
griffin :: monster (Mythology)
fandango :: dance performed by one galeo phobia :: fear of sharks (Phobias)
couple (Dance) grounding :: finely polished marble
gallows :: structure for hanging by the (Sculpture)
fanfare :: trumpet flourish (Music) neck (Death)
guillotine :: structure with large blade for
farce :: low comedy based on absurd gameto phobia :: fear of marriage decapitation (Death)
situations (Theatre) (Phobias)
gulp :: swallow hastily (Eating)
farceur (French word) :: writer of broad gash :: cut deeply (Fights)
comedy (Literature) gun moll :: gangster's girl friend, female
gastronomy :: the art of food preparation criminal (Crime)
faun :: sylvan demigod, ancient Italian (Taste)
deity in human shape, with horns, pointed gunrunning :: smuggling of firearms
ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek gavotte :: French dance music (Music) (Crime)
satyr (Mythology)
genie :: spirit in human form summoned to gurge :: spiral/whirlpool (Shapes)
Faust :: character in medieval legend who carry out one's wishes (Mythology)
sold his soul to the devil for knowledge and gustatory :: pertaining to taste or tasting
genocide :: killing of entire race or nation (Taste)
power (Mythology)
felon :: person guilty of a felony (Crime) guzzle :: drink greedily in large amounts
genre :: category of composition with a (Eating)
felony :: serious crime (Crime) specific style, content or form (Literature)
gymno phobia :: fear of nudity (Phobias)
fence :: receiver of stolen property (Crime) gephyro phobia :: fear of crossing bridges
(Phobias) gymnomania :: compulsion toward
fetid :: having a strong, unpleasant smell; nakedness (Mania)
(Aroma) gerasco phobia :: fear of old age (Phobias)
gyne phobia :: fear of women (Phobias)
feud :: protracted hostility between two ghost writer :: one who writes for another
parties (Fights) without receiving credit (Literature) gynecomania :: uncontrollable desire for
sex in males (satyromania) (Mania)
fiend :: cunningly evil person (Violence) ghoul :: evil being that robs graves and
feeds on corpses; criminal who takes hack :: writer working for hire (Literature)
file :: abrasive metal tool for smoothing property belonging to someone else with
and shaping (Sculpture) the intention of keeping it or selling it hack :: chop up (Fights)
finale :: closing part of a music (Music) hagiography :: writings and critical studies
glazomania :: fascination with list making of saints (Religion)
Fire Eater :: A quarrelsome person; a (Mania)
hotspur. (Violence) hagiology :: literature or biography dealing
glee club :: a club organized to sing with lives of saints (Religion)
flap :: noisy argument (Fights) together; choral group usually large
(Music) halitosis :: having foul smelling breath (a
flay :: strip off skin/whip (Fights) condition) (Aroma)
gloss :: an explanation or definition of an
flippant :: a sportive person, pert, obscure word in a text; continuous hallucination :: disorder of imagining
frivolous, impudent, saucy, rude commentary appearing in a text pictures and sounds (unreal)
(Personality Traits) (Literature) (Psychological)

flog :: beat severely with a whip or rod glossary :: meanings of words/terms harpy :: malicious fierce-tempered
(Fights) (Literature) woman; vicious winged monster; often
depicted as a bird with the head of a
florimania :: intense interest in plants gnash :: grind together, of teeth (Fights) woman (Mythology)
gnome :: dwarfish creature who lives have one's foot in the grave :: dying
fodder :: food given to animals (Eating) underground (Mythology) (Death)

foliate :: branching (Shapes) gobble :: eat hurriedly (Eating) hearse :: large automobile used to convey
corpse to burial place (Death)
folio :: book (Literature) golem :: figure artificially constructed in
human form and endowed with life hebdomadal :: weekly (Time)
foray :: raid (Fights) (Mythology)
hedono phobia :: fear of pleasure
fork :: point of branching (Place) goner :: one who is dead or about to die (Phobias)
foul :: unpleasant smelling (Aroma) hedonomania :: craving for pleasure
goon :: one hired to attack others (Mania)
foundry :: process of melting, casting or
molding metals (Sculpture) Helen :: Greek queen whose abduction
gorge :: stuff (Eating) instigated the Trojan war (Mythology)
foxtrot :: two step ball room dance
(Dance) helio mania :: craving for the sun (Mania)
helios :: sun god (Gods) hymn :: religious or sacred song (Music) intonation :: production of a tone with a
voice or instrument (Music)
hellion :: mischievous trouble maker hyno mania :: excessive desire for sleep
(Violence) 31 (Mania) inurn :: place ashes in a burial urn (Death)

hemato phobia :: fear of blood (Phobias) hypergia phobia :: fear of responsibility invocation :: act of calling upon deity
(Phobias) usually in prayer (Religion)
henchman :: person hired to perform
violent acts for another (Violence) hypno phobia :: fear of sleep (Phobias) iris :: messenger of god representing
rainbow (Mythology)
henotheism :: allegiance to one god while hypnos :: god of sleep (Gods)
allowing worship of several other gods by irony :: words expressing other than literal
family or tribe (Religion) hysteria :: excessive emotional excitement meanings (Literature)
Hercules :: son of Jupiter (Mythology) irrupt :: burst or break in violently (Fights)
ichthyo phobia :: fear of fish (Phobias)
heresy :: unorthodox or dissenting isometric :: having equality of
religious belief (Religion) iconoclasm :: opposition to accepted measurement, symmetrical (Dimension)
ideas/beliefs (Sociology)
hermeneutics :: science of theological jab :: poke/punch (Fights)
interpretation (Religion) iconoclast :: a person who breaks dogma,
dissenter, rebel (Personality Traits) jargon :: 1) technical or specialized
Hermes :: messenger of gods (Gods) terminology of a group or profession 2)
ideo phobia :: fear of ideas/reason obscure or unintelligible language
hew :: cut or strike with an axe (Fights) (Phobias) (Language)

hiatus :: break/gap in continuity (Time) ideogram :: written symbol (Language) jingoism :: excessive love toward one's
nation (Sociology)
highway man :: person who stops idiolect :: individual person's distinct
travelers to rob them (Crime) manner of speaking (Language) jingoist :: a person with a negative
patriotism (Personality Traits)
hindmost :: nearest the rear position imagery :: language used to evoke mental
(Place) picture (Literature) joust :: contest between knights mounted
on horse back (Fights)
hippo mania :: craving for horses (Mania) immemorial :: (time) extending beyond
memory (Time) juicy :: succulent, mouth watering (Taste)
hippo phobia :: fear of horses (Phobias)
immolation :: death by fire (Death) junk food :: low quality food (Eating)
hippocampus :: a complex neural structure
(shaped like a sea horse) consisting of impale :: pierce with sharp stick or rod juvenile (juvenile crime) :: criminal under
gray matter and located on the floor of (Fights) the age of delinquent illegal majority
each lateral ventric; creature who is half (Crime)
horse and half dolphin (Mythology) impinge :: collide with (Fights)
kathiso mania :: craving to sit (Mania)
hodo phobia :: fear of travel (Phobias) implode :: burst inward (Fights)
keen :: loud wailing lamentation for the
hold up :: armed robbery (Crime) improvisation :: composition of music dead (Death)
while performing (Music)
holocaust :: genocide (Death) kick the bucket (slang) :: die (Death)
in extremis :: at the point of death (Death)
homicide :: murder (Death) klepto mania :: impulse to steal (Mania)
incarceration :: imprisonment (Crime)
homicido mania :: impulse to commit kleptomaniac :: person unable to stop
murder (Mania) incinerate :: burn (Fights) stealing (Crime)
homograph :: word with same spelling but incubus :: evil demon/nightmare knave :: unprincipled, untrustworthy or
different meaning from another word (Mythology) dishonest person (Violence)
indoctrination :: training others in one's knell :: bell tolled to signal death or
homonym :: word with same pronunciation belief (Sociology) funeral (Death)
and spelling but different meaning
(Language) infantilism :: abnormal regression to lacerate :: tear or cut; deeply hurt the
childish behavior in adulthood feelings of (Fights)
homophony :: music in which one melody (Psychological)
dominates (Music) lalo phobia :: fear of speaking (Phobias)
inferno :: violent conflagration (Violence)
hoodlum :: tough, young street ruffian lambada :: competitive acrobatic dance
member of lawless gang; hooligan infraction :: violation of law (Crime) (Dance)
ingest :: take food into body by swallowing lamentation :: mourning aloud for the
hoodlum :: violent young ruffian (Crime) (Eating) dead (Death)

hooligan :: street gang member (Crime) ingurgitate :: consume greedily in large larceny :: theft of personal property
amounts (Eating) (Crime)
hora :: traditional round dance (Dance)
inhume :: bury, inter (Death) lares :: household gods who are spirits of
horn/meniscus :: curved ends of a ancestors (Mythology)
crescent (Shapes) insomnia :: chronic or extreme
sleeplessness (Psychological) lash :: strike with a whip (Fights)
hornbook :: child's primer (Literature)
interim :: interval of time (Time) leitmotif :: dominant theme (Literature)
horse play :: playful fighting (Fights)
interlude :: short time intervening between leviathan :: huge biblical sea monster
hosanna :: cry of love for god (Religion) events or dramatic acts (Time) either reptile or whale (Mythology)

hot :: sharply pungent/peppery (Taste) interlude :: brief musical passage played lexical :: pertaining to the words or
between longer piece, drama or religious vocabulary of a language (Language)
hothead :: hotspur; person easily aroused service (Music)
to anger or attacks (Violence) lexicography :: art and practice of making
internecine :: mutually destructive dictionaries (Language)
hub :: focus (Place) (Violence)
lexicology :: study of formation of words
hydro mania :: fascination with water interregnum :: 1) periods of vacancy of (Language)
(Mania) throne 2) period when there is lapse in
normal govt functions (Time) lexicon :: vocabulary listing of words in a
hydro phobia :: fear of water (Phobias) language (Language)
intestate :: without a valid will at the time
hymen :: god of marriage (Gods) of death (Death) libel :: publication of statement damaging
to another's reputation (Crime)
hymn :: sacred song in praise of god intimidate :: bully (Fights)
libretto :: words and text of opera/oratorio maverick :: a person who breaks mugger :: who assaults others with intent
(Music) conventions, rules (Personality Traits) to rob (Violence)

lieder :: stylized German song (Music) mayhem :: willful infliction of bodily injury mugger :: person attacking and robbing
on another person (Crime) others on street (Crime)
limbo :: competitive acrobatic dance
(Dance) mayhem :: maiming or disfiguring of mugging :: robbery (Crime)
another person (Violence)
lindy :: energetic dance (Dance) munch :: chew steadily (Eating)
mazurka :: lively folk dance (Dance)
lingo :: language especially jargon or murder :: alter, blow away, bump off, chill,
slang, of a particular field, group or meet one's maker :: die (Death) dispatch, do in, dust, grease, knock off,
individual (Language) rub out, snuff out, wax, zap (Death)
melancholia :: deep sadness
lingua franca :: language used for (Psychological) muso phobia :: fear of mice (Phobias)
communication between persons who
ordinarily speak different languages melee :: confusing crush of battling mutiny :: a military rebellion against the
(Language) opponents (Fights) authority (Crime)

linguist :: specialist in languages; polyglot melodrama :: dramatic form that myso phobia :: fear of dirt/contamination
(Language) exaggerates emotions and emphasizes plot (Phobias)
over (Theatre)
liturgy :: rites of religious worship nadir :: 1) lowest point 2) opposite to
(Religion) mendicant :: member of religious order zenith in celestial sphere (Place)
living by alms or charity (Religion)
loanword :: word borrowed from another naiad :: freshwater nymph (Mythology)
language (Language) mentor :: 1) a teacher 2) a guide
(Education) naos :: ancient temple/shrine (Religion)
logo mania :: obsession with talking
(Mania) mercury :: god of communication (Gods) narcissism :: self love (Psychological)

logo phobia :: fear of words (Phobias) merengue :: ball room dance (Dance) narcissus :: youth who loved his own
reflection and was turned into a flower
longevity :: length of a life span (Time) mermaid :: creature with fatal charm who (Mythology)
is half woman and half fish (Mythology)
lunette :: crescent/half moon (Shapes) narcolepsy :: frequent uncontrollable
metalanguage :: language used to desire for sleep (Psychological)
lustrum :: period of 5 years (Time) describe or analyze language (Language)
nasal :: pertaining to the nose or nostrils
lynching :: execution usually hanging by miasma :: noxious exhilation from (Aroma)
mob without legal sanction (Death) decomposing organic matter (Aroma)
nave :: main axis of church or cathedral
lysso phobia :: fear of madness (Phobias) micro phobia :: fear of germs (Phobias) (Religion)

maestro :: respected conductor orchestra Midas :: legendary Phrygian king whose navel :: central point/middle (Place)
leader (Music) touch turned objects to gold (Mythology)
necro phobia :: fear of death (Phobias)
magnum opus :: one author's classic mimesis :: imitation of person's
masterpiece (Literature) style/grammar (Literature) necromancy :: witch craft (Death)

maieusio phobia :: fear of pregnancy Minerva :: god of wisdom & arts (Gods) necromancy :: list of those who have died
(Phobias) within a given period (Death)
minotaur :: bull (Mythology)
maim :: disfigure; mutilate (Fights) necropolis :: cemetery (Death)
minuet :: early French dance (Music)
malfeasance :: a wrong doing committed nectar :: wine conferring immortality
by a public official (Crime) minuet :: slow, stately dance (Dance) (Mythology)

malodorous :: foul smelling (Aroma) misanthrope :: a hater of mankind nemesis :: goddess of punishment/reward
(Personality Traits) (Gods)
mambo :: ball room dance (Dance)
mnemosyne :: mother of muses and neo phobia :: fear of novelty (Phobias)
man of letters :: literary scholar goddess of memory (Mythology)
(Literature) neologism :: new word or recently coined
Mnemosyne :: god of memory (Gods) word (Language)
maniac :: wildly insane person (Violence)
modulation :: change from one key to neophyte :: recent convert to a faith
manitou :: spirit that controls nature and another (Music) (Religion)
is source of natural and supernatural
power (Mythology) monasticism :: system and way of life of Neptune :: god of sea god (Gods)
monks (Religion)
manslaughter :: accidental murder without Nereid :: sea nymph (Mythology)
malicious intent (Death) monody :: elegy or dirge sung by one
person (Music) nescience :: agnosticism (Religion)
manslaughter :: taking of human life by
accident or negligence (Crime) monologue :: long speech by one nettle :: irritate/provoke (Fights)
individual/soliloquy (Literature)
march :: music for marching usually in 4/4 nibble :: eat in small amounts (Eating)
time (Music) monstrosity :: very large scale, severe
shocking event (Violence) nihilism :: a belief that there is no purpose
mars :: god of war (Gods) to existence (Sociology)
morbidity :: dwelling on gloomy thoughts
martyrdom :: self (Death) of death (Death) Nike :: goddess of victory (Gods)

masque :: elaborate costume play morgue :: storage place for dead bodies nip :: biting taste (Taste)
(Theatre) pending identification and burial (Death)
nix :: water spirit that lures its victims into
mass :: music for solemn roman catholic moribund :: dying; about to die (Death) its underwater home (Mythology)
service (Music)
morpheus :: god of dreams (Gods) nocturne :: early French dance (Music)
massacre :: ruthless killing of often
Mors :: god of death (Gods) Nyx :: goddess of night (Gods)
helpless persons (numerous) (Death)
motif :: recurring theme (Literature) nullifidian :: person without religious faith
masticate :: chew (Eating)
skeptic (Religion)
matricide :: killing of one's mother (Death) motif :: recurrent theme in myth or legend
(Mythology) nycto phobia :: fear of night/darkness
mausoleum :: large building for the above (Phobias)
ground entombment (Death) motif :: recurring subject, theme or idea
(Music) obituary :: biographical notice of person's
death published in newspaper (Death)
oblation :: offering to god (bread & wine) worship of eclectic body of deities pew :: bench or seat on which several
(Religion) (Religion) persons sit in a church (Religion)

oblique :: slanting or sloping (Dimension) pantheon :: temple dedicated to all gods phasmo phobia :: fear of ghosts (Phobias)
obsequy :: funeral rite or ceremony philanthropist :: a lover of mankind
(Death) pantomime :: performance without spoken (Personality Traits)
words (Theatre)
obtuse :: an angle greater than 900, dull philology :: study of written texts to
(Dimension) papacy :: institution and office of the pope determine meaning and authenticity
(Religion) (Language)
ochlo phobia :: fear of crowds (Phobias)
parable :: short allegorical story with a Philomath :: a lover of learning
odium :: small theatre or concert hall moral (Mythology) (Education)
paranoia :: persistent delusions of phobo phobia :: fear of developing a
ogre :: hideous giant cannibal (Mythology) persecution or suspicion of others phobia (Phobias)
olfaction :: 1) sense of small 2) act of phoenix :: immortal bird that cremates
smelling (Aroma) parish :: local church (Religion) itself every 500 years, then reborn from
ashes (Mythology)
Olympiad :: period of 4 years (Time) parlance :: specified style of speaking
(Language) phono phobia :: fear of noise (Phobias)
Olympus :: mountain home of the gods
(Mythology) parole :: a conditional release from phonogram :: symbol representing word
imprisonment that entitles the person to sound or syllable (Language)
omnibus :: book containing the works by a serve the remainder of the sentence
single author (Literature) outside the prison as long as the terms of photo phobia :: fear of light (Phobias)
release are complied with (Crime)
omphalos :: center/navel (Place) pickpocket :: cannon; hook; a thief who
paroxysm :: convulsive and uncontrollable steals from the pockets or purses of others
onomastics :: study of origin and use of in public places (Crime)
seizure (Violence)
proper nouns (Language)
parricide :: killing of one's parent or close pilferage :: theft of small amounts done
onomato phobia :: fear of a name or over a time to avoid detection (Crime)
relative (Death)
particular word (Phobias)
parsimonious :: a stingy person, niggard, pillage :: robbery or plunder (in war)
onslaught :: vigorous powerful attack (Fights)
miserly, penurious, petty, tightfisted
(Personality Traits)
piquant :: pleasingly sharp/biting or tart
opera :: drama in which text is entirely (Taste)
passus :: division of story/poem
sung or acted to orchestral accompaniment
usually with scenery and costumes (Music) piracy :: robbery on the high seas; taking
pastoral :: music of simple, rural life a ship away from the control of those who
opera :: musical drama (Theatre) are legally entitled to it (Crime)
operetta :: romantic, light opera with pit :: sunken area in orchestra in which
patho phobia :: fear of disease (Phobias)
songs and dance (Theatre) orchestra sits during opera or ballet
pathos :: evocation of pity (Literature) performance (Music)
ophicio phobia :: fear of snakes (Phobias)
patricide :: killing of one's father (Death) pixie :: fairy, said to be the spirit of the
ophidiform :: resembling snakes (Shapes)
dead 59 (Mythology)
paw :: handle roughly (Fights)
optimist :: a person with a positive
plagiarism :: literary theft (Literature)
attitude toward life, pollyanna (Personality peculation :: embezzlement of public funds
Traits) (Crime) plague :: torment/infest (Fights)
opus :: literary work (Literature) pedagogue :: a teacher (Education) playwright :: dramatist (Literature)
ore :: monster similar to an ogre pedagogue :: a teacher (Personality Traits) plumb :: perpendicular/exactly vertical
(Mythology) (Place)
pedagogy :: the science of art of teaching
ornitho phobia :: fear of birds (Phobias) (Education) plunder :: robbery by force (Crime)
orthography :: science of standard spelling pedo phobia :: fear of children (Phobias) Plutus :: god of wealth (Gods)
peltate :: shield shaped (Shapes) pneumato phobia :: fear of spirits
orthopraxy :: correct religious behavior (Phobias)
and rituals according to specific doctrine penates :: gods who serve as family
(Religion) household guardians (Mythology) pnigo phobia :: fear of choking (Phobias)
overture :: musical introduction to ballet penia phobia :: fear of poverty (Phobias) poaching :: taking of fish or game from
(Music) private property or protected reserve
penitent :: person who confesses sin and (Crime)
pageant :: elaborately staged, open air seeks repentance (Religion)
drama (Theatre) Poetaster :: inferior poet (Literature)
penitentiary :: maximum security prison
palatable :: good tasting (Taste) (in us) (Crime) poet laurate :: most eminent poet of a
nation during a specific time (Literature)
palate :: sense of taste (Taste) penname :: pseudonym (Literature)
pogrom :: organized massacre of a
paleontology :: deals with life forms perennial :: occurring year after year minority people (Death)
existing in earlier geological periods (Time)
(Anthropology) polka :: lively dance for couples (Dance)
perjury :: lying under oath/giving false
pall :: coffin; cloth draped over coffin testimony in court (Crime) poltergeist :: noisy ghost (Mythology)
persona :: character in a play, novel or polyandry :: having more than one
pallbearer :: one of the several persons poem (Literature) husband at a time (Anthropology)
carrying coffin to grave (Death)
pessimist :: a person with gloomy attitude polygamy :: institution of marriage which
palmate :: resembling a hand with fingers toward life, cassandra, worrywart permits more than one marriage
spread (Shapes) (Personality Traits) (Anthropology)

Pandora :: original woman who opened pestilence :: devastating epidemic of polygamy :: having more than one wife at
forbidden box, bringing woes and evils to contaguious disease (Death) a time (Anthropology)
humanity (Mythology)
pestle :: grind or pulverize (Fights) polyglot :: multi lingual person who knows
pantheism :: 1) belief that god is several languages (Language)
manifested by and through the universe 2)
polyglot :: an expert in various languages quixotic :: an impractical person, idealistic, rustling :: stealing usually, cattle or horses
(Personality Traits) utopian, visionary (Personality Traits) (Crime)

polygraph :: lie detector (Crime) quotidian :: daily/every day 2) twice a sachet :: small bag or case of perfumed
year (Time) powder used for scenting clothes (Aroma)
polysemous :: a word having many
meanings (Language) racketeering :: operation of a business sacrilege :: act or statement that degrades
characterized by systematically dishonest the sacred (Religion)
pomander :: ball shaped mixture of practices (Crime)
aromatic substance (Aroma) safecracking :: forcible entry into locked
rancid :: having foul taste (Taste) safe to steal its contents (Crime)
pontiff :: pope (Religion)
rancid :: having an unpleasant stale smell saga :: legendary narrative about heroic
posthumous :: occurring after one's death (Aroma) adventures (Mythology)
rank :: having foul taste (Taste) sagittate :: shaped like an arrow head
potpourri :: fragrant mixture of dried (Shapes)
flower petals or spices (Aroma) rank :: having an offensive foul smell/taste
(Aroma) salsa :: popular dance performed to
praxeology :: a science which deals with rhythm (Dance)
human conduct (Anthropology) ransack :: plunder (Fights)
sanctuary :: sacred portion of church
predator :: one who lives by plunder and rapine :: pillage (Fights) surrounding altar (Religion)
robbery (Violence)
ravening :: excessively greedy and Santa Claus :: benevolent purveyor of gifts
predecease :: die first/die before another grasping; devouring or craving food in (Mythology)
person or event (Death) great quantities ()
soporific :: producing flavor (Taste)
predicant :: preacher (Religion) recessional :: hymn sung at the conclusion
of a religious service (Music) sarcasm :: ironical, caustic language
prelude :: a musical introduction, later an against an individual (Literature)
independent piece (Music) recidivism :: repetition of criminal acts
(Crime) sarcophagus :: coffin (Death)
processional :: hymn sung at the
introduction (Music) recital :: concert given by individual savory :: fragrant (Aroma)
performer (Music)
prod :: poke with a pointed stick (Fights) scald :: burn, (Fights)
reclining :: leaning backward from vertical
proem :: preface/introduction (Literature) position (Place) score :: written copy of composition with
all parts arranged on staves, used during
prologue :: 1) preface/introduction 2) recreant :: one who renounces faith performance (Music)
speech addressed to audience at the (Religion)
beginning of a play (Literature) scoto phobia :: fear of darkness (Phobias)
recumbent :: reclining (Place)
prom :: formal dance for high school screen writers :: authors of scripts for
students (Dance) redaction :: something put in writing; movies/television (Literature)
edition (Literature)
proselyte :: new convert to a religion scribe :: 1) copier of manuscripts before
(Religion) redemption :: salvation and deliverance invention of printing 2) author, esp. a
from evil (Religion) journalist (scrivener) (Literature)
proselytize :: attempt to convert others to
one's belief or religion (Religion) redolent :: fragrant (Aroma) scrivener :: professional or public copyist
writer (Literature)
prostrate :: lying face down on the ground reek :: strong unpleasant smell (Aroma)
(Place) scrumptious :: delicious (Taste)
reel :: lively traditional folk dance (Dance)
protagonist :: main character in a scuffle :: confused disordered fight/tussle
narrative (hero/heroine) (Literature) regicide :: killing of one's king or queen (Fights)
prowler :: person entering another's home sear :: burn or char the surface of (Fights)
for purpose of robbery or violence (Crime) renegade :: a person who runs away from
a group, defector, apostate, deserter, sedition :: incitement to rebellion against
pseudonym :: fictitious name for writing recreant, runagate, turncoat (Personality government (Crime)
(Literature) Traits)
selene :: moon goddess (Gods)
pulpit :: lectern from which preacher reprieve :: delay in execution of sentence
conducts religious service (Religion) (Crime) semantics :: branch dealing with nature,
structure and development of meaning in
puritan :: a person who is strict in religious reprobate :: one who is damned (Religion) language (Language)
and moral matters (Personality Traits)
requiem :: composition written for funeral semiannual :: 1) occurring every half year
putrefy :: cause to rot or decay with mass (Music) (Time)
offensive odor (Aroma)
resurrection :: act of raising from the dead seminarian :: person studying to become
putrid :: a state of foul smelling due to (Death) member of the clergy (Religion)
decaying (Aroma)
retreat :: period of seclusion for religious seminary :: institution providing training
pyre :: combustible heap for burning dead exercises and meditation (Religion) for priesthood (Religion)
body as part of funeral rite (Death)
revenant :: one who returns from death semiotics :: study of theory, signs and
pyro phobia :: fear of fire (Phobias) (Death) symbols in language (Language)

quack :: a person who deceives others by revue :: series of unrelated skits, songs septennial :: occurring every 7 years
false appearance (Personality Traits) and dances (olio) (Theatre) (Time)

quadrennial :: 1) occurring every 4 years riff :: short melodic passage played on an sepulcher :: tomb or other place of burial
2) lasting four years (Time) instrument (Music) (Death)

quaff :: drink deeply/thirstily (Eating) riot :: disturb the peace or public order seraph :: one of the highest order of the
(Fights) angels (Religion)
quarto :: book page size 1/4th of a
fullscape (Literature) roughneck :: crude, rowdy person sextet :: composition for one or two
(Violence) instruments (Music)
quash :: suppress/subdue (Fights)
ruckus :: noisy commotion, rumpus sexton :: person who watches over church
quincentennial :: 500th anniversary (Time) (Fights) property and usually rings bells for service
quinquennial :: occurring every 5 years ruffian :: brutal, lawless person (Violence)
(Time) shambles :: place of slaughter or wreckage
sheet music :: printed copy of composition spitfire :: highly emotional and quick- synagogue :: Jewish place of worship
(Music) tempered person (especially a girl or (Religion)
woman) (Violence)
shoplifting :: theft from store by person syncretism :: attempted reconciliation of
posing as customer (Crime) spitfire :: a lady who gets irritated easily elements from two or more religions to
(Personality Traits) create a new religion (Religion)
shove :: push roughly (Fights)
spoliation :: robbery and plunder synod :: church council (Religion)
showboat :: floating river boat used as (Violence)
theatre (Theatre) syntax :: study of rules for arranging
squabble :: noisy dispute or brawl (Fights) words to form phrases, clauses and
showcase :: small production used to sentences (Language)
expose actors to talent agents, producers squatter :: person illegally occupying
and directors (Theatre) another's vacant property (Crime) syrupy :: very sweet (Taste)

shuffle :: dance characterized by scrapping staccato :: with abrupt, distinct breaks taboo :: an inhibition or ban resulting from
feet across the floor (Dance) between notes (Music) social custom or emotional aversion
sibyl :: any woman who served as stake :: wood post to which person is tied
mouthpiece of the gods in delivering and burned (Death) tacho phobia :: fear of speed (Phobias)
prophesies and oracles (Mythology)
stanza :: division of poem (Literature) tang :: strong/distinctive taste (Taste)
siderodromo :: fear of trains (Phobias)
starvation :: total deprivation of food tango :: ball room dance (Dance)
sight :: read (Music) (Death)
tap :: hit lightly (Fights)
simile :: speech comparing two unlike statuary :: 1) groups of statues 2) art of
things (Literature) making statues (Sculpture) tape phobia :: fear of being buried alive
sinfonietta :: small orchestra (Music) stellate :: star shaped (Shapes)
tap :: (military) signal to turn the lights
siren :: singing sea nymph who charms steward :: who supervises table wines out; bugle call at military funerals (Death)
sailors to their deaths (Mythology) (Eating)
televangelist :: evangelist who preaches
six feet under (slang) :: dead and buried stillbirth :: birth of dead child (Death) over television (Religion)
stillborn :: dead at birth (Death) tenor :: male voice or voice part (Music)
skeptic :: a person who doubts, doubter,
cynic, agnostic, unbeliever (Personality stink :: emit a strong, offensive smell terato phobia :: fear of monsters (Phobias)
Traits) (Aroma)
terminal :: dying (Death)
skirmish :: light, brief conflict (Fights) stint :: limited period of time (Time)
terpsichorean :: dancer pertaining to a
slander :: making of false or malicious stockade :: military prison (Crime) dance (Dance)
verbal statements damaging to another's
reputation (Crime) stoic :: a person not moved by pleasure or testate :: having made and left a valid will;
pain, impassive, apathetic, nonchalant, opposite of intestate (Death)
slang :: informal often nonstandard poised (Personality Traits)
language consisting of newly coined words thalasso phobia :: fear of seas (Phobias)
and extended meanings (Language) stoning :: being beaten by throwing stones
(Death) thanato phobia :: fear of death (Phobias)
slapstick :: low comedy dependent on
stork :: bird (Mythology) thanatos :: 1) instinctual desire for death
physical humor (Theatre)
2) personification of death (Death)
slasher :: one who attacks with knife or strangulation :: stoppage of breath by
compression of throat (Death) thanatos :: god of death (Gods)
blade (Violence)
strawhat :: a stiff straw hat with a flat theologian :: person who has studied
slay :: murder (Death)
crown; headdress that protects the head religious faith and practices (Religion)
slug :: hit hard with fist (Fights) from bad weather; has shaped crown and
usually a brim (Theatre) theology :: systematic study of god and
slurp :: drink/eat food noisily (Eating) religious faith and practices (Religion)
strife :: contest/fight (Fights)
smack :: taste/flavor (Taste) theonomy :: state of individual or society
stuffy :: poorly ventilated; lacking fresh air that regards its own nature as being in
sniff :: scent or odor perceived (Aroma) 2) trace of scent in the air (Aroma) accordance with divine nature (Religion)

snipe :: shoot at from a distance (Fights) stylized :: conforming to established style thermo phobia :: fear of heat (Phobias)
rather than natural style (Literature)
snuffle :: draw air into nose so as to smell thesaurus :: book listing words and their
something (Aroma) subornation :: inducing another to commit synonyms and antonyms (Language)
an illegal act (Crime)
sociolect :: dialect used by a particular threnody :: dirge or song of lamentation at
social group (Language) succumb :: die (Death) funeral (Music)

sociology :: sociology is the study of suffix :: affix added after base word threnody :: elegy (Death)
society (Sociology) (Language)
throttle :: choke/strangle (Fights)
sommelier :: wine steward (Eating) sumptuous :: a grand/heavy meal (Taste)
thug :: brutal thief (Violence)
somnus :: god of sleep (Gods) supplication :: earnest prayer of petition
(Religion) thug :: brutal petty criminal (Crime)
sophomore :: a second year student of a
school/college (Education) swan song :: last song some time before tiff :: petty quarrel (Fights)
death (Death)
soprano :: highest female vocal range or time-out :: cessation of activity for
vocal part (Music) swindling :: performing fraudulent specified duration esp. in cessation of
business transactions (Crime) activity for specified duration esp. in
spall :: chip or splinter broken from stone athletic contest (Time)
in carving (Sculpture) switch back :: zigzag arrangement
(Shapes) tithing :: paying of one; The act of levying
spat :: petty quarrel (Fights) or taking tithes; that which is taken as
sylph :: air spirit; slender graceful young tithe; a tithe (Religion)
sphinx :: Greek mythology) a riddling woman (Mythology)
winged monster with a woman's head and tolo phobia :: fear of child birth (Phobias)
breast on a lion's body; daughter of symphony :: composition for orchestra
Typhoon; an inscrutable person who keeps (Music) tome :: very large or scholarly work
his thoughts and intentions secret (Literature)
(Mythology) symphony :: full orchestra (Music)
tomo phobia :: fear of surgery (Phobias)
toothsome :: palatable (Taste) language distinct from written language)
topo phobia :: fear of particular place
(Phobias) vespers :: prayer said at evening (Time)

torment :: torture (Fights) vestry :: room in church for storage of

vestments (Religion)
totem :: a clan identified by their kinship
to a common totemic object; emblem vicennial :: twentieth anniversary
consisting of an object such as an animal occurring every twenty years (Time)
or plant; serves as the symbol of a family
or clan (especially among American vigilante :: individual or group attempting
Indians) (Sculpture) to enforce law and punish offenders
without legal authority (Crime)
toxi phobia :: fear of being poisoned
(Phobias) vignette :: brief incident/scene/story
trample :: crush under one's feet (Fights)
virago :: a noisy or scolding or
transmigration :: passage of soul at death domineering woman; a large strong and
from body of one being to another (Death) aggressive woman (Violence)

traumato phobia :: fear of injury (Phobias) virtuoso :: performer with great technical
skill or artistry (Music)
treason :: betrayal of one's country or
government (Crime) vixen :: ill (Violence)

trishaideka phobia :: fear of number 13 vocalist :: person who has received formal
(Phobias) voice training to perform opera (Music)

triton :: half fish/half man (Mythology) votary :: person bound by religious vows
truant :: an irregular student (Education)
Vulcan :: god of forge/fire (Gods)
truant :: a student who is habitually
absent from school (Personality Traits) waft :: be driven or carried along, as by
the air (Aroma)
tumulus :: ancient grave (Death)
waltz :: music for German dance (Music)
turnkey :: jailer (Crime)
waltz :: classical ball room dance (Dance)
tutti :: performed by all voices or
instruments together (Music) warden :: prison administrator (Crime)

twilight :: period of dimming light just warder :: jailer (Crime)

after sunset (Time)
whiff :: slight trace of odor or smell of
unction :: anointing with oil as something (Aroma)
consecration (Religion)
wordsmith :: a skilled writer (Literature)
unction :: anointing with oil as
consecration (Religion) wreck :: ruin/destroy (Fights)

undine :: female water spirit (Mythology) wrench :: twist or pull sharply (Fights)

unfrock :: deprive priest of right to wrest :: wrench or seize violently (Fights)

exercise office (Religion)
xeno phobia :: fear of dear or dislike of
unicorn :: creature with horse's body, foreigners (Phobias)
lion's tail and single horn representing
purity and supernatural powers xero phobia :: fear of dry places (Phobias)
yank :: pull sharply (Fights)
unplugged :: without electronic
zest :: agreeable taste (Taste)
amplification or effects (Music)
zoo phobia :: fear of animals (Phobias)
uxoricide :: killing of one's wife (Death)

valedictorian :: a bright student with a

very high grade (Personality Traits)

valedictorian :: a high-ranking student


vampire :: reanimated corpse who exists

on blood of sleeping victims (Mythology)

vandal :: person engaged in wanton

violence to property usually not motivated
by theft (Crime)

vandal :: destructive person (Violence)

vandalism :: defacing or damaging of

another's property purposelessly (Crime)

vanquish :: conquer or defeat in a battle


vault :: underground burial chamber, tomb


vendetta :: prolonged feud involving killing

for revenge (Fights)

vent :: passage in mold through which

gasses escape during casting (Sculpture)

vernacular :: language or dialect

indigenous to place (common spoken
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Here is a list of words burgeon 2 demote 3 excerpted 4 hamper 2
which have appeared in burlesque 2 demur 2 exculpate 2 harangue 4
the “Big Book”. The buttress 4 denounce 2 exemplary 3 harbor 2
number besides them cajole 2 denunciation 2 exemplify 3 herbaceous 2
indicates their cant 2 deposition 2 exhort 2 heresy 2
frequency of occurrence castigate 4 deprivation 2 exigent 3 heretical 3
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abate 3 censure 2 despicable 2 expend 2 high-spirited 2
abeyance 3 censure 2 detached 2 expiate 2 hoax 2
abscond 3 cessation 2 deter 3 explicit 2 holster 2
abstemious 2 charter 2 devoid 2 exploit 3 homeopathy 2
abstruse 3 chary 2 diatribe 5 extempore 2 hyperbole 2
absurd 2 chicanery 3 dichotomy 2 extent 2 hypocritical 2
accorded 2 circumlocution 3 diffident 3 extol 2 idiosyncrasy 2
acknowledge 2 circumspect 3 digress 2 extravagant 2 idolatrous 2
adamant 2 claim 2 dilettante 2 exuberant 2 illicit 2
adept 2 clot 2 din 2 facetious 2 immutable 2
administering 2 clumsy 4 dirge 2 facilitate 5 impair 2
admonish 2 coagulant 2 disabuse 4 factions 2 impassive 2
adulation 2 coax 4 disburse 2 faddish 2 impede 2
adumbrate 2 coerce 4 discomfit 2 fallacious 2 imperative 2
aesthete 2 cogent 6 discourse 5 fallacy 2 impervious 3
affirm 2 cognizance 2 discreet 2 falter 2 impetuous 3
agenda 2 coherent 2 discrete 4 fanatical 2 implacable 3
aggrandize 2 collusion 2 disdain 2 fawn 2 imposture 3
aggressive 3 commensurate 4 disguise 2 feckless 4 impregnable 2
agility 2 commentator 2 disinterested 3 felicitate 2 impromptu 2
agog 2 commitment 2 dislodge 2 felon 2 improvise 3
alacrity 2 complacent 2 dismiss 3 fervent 2 impudent 2
allegation 2 complaisant 5 disparage 2 fervor 2 impugn 3
allegiance 2 compliment 4 disparate 2 feud 3 impunity 3
allusion 4 composure 2 disparity 2 fickle 3 inadvertent 2
ally 2 compound 2 dispassionate 3 fidget 2 inchoate 3
ambivalent 2 concede 4 dispel 2 finicky 2 incidence 2
ameliorate 3 conceit 2 disprove 2 flamboyant 2 incident 2
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anachronistic 2 conciliatory 2 dissent 3 flaunt 2 incongruous 3
analgesic 2 concur 2 dissident 2 fledgling 3 incursion 2
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annotate 2 conducive 2 distract 3 flippant 2 indigenous 2
annul 2 confidential 2 distraught 2 flirt 3 indignant 2
anomalous 2 confine 2 divest 2 flop 2 induce 3
antiseptic 4 conflate 2 divulge 2 florid 2 indulge 2
aphoristic 2 confound 3 dormant 2 flounder 3 inept 3
apocryphal 2 confrontation 2 drab 2 flout 3 inextricable 3
apparition 2 congruent 3 drawl 2 fluffy 2 infiltrate 2
appraise 3 conifer 2 dread 2 fluke 2 infuse 2
apprehension 3 conjecture 2 droll 2 flustered 2 ingenuous 2
apprise 4 conjure 2 drone 2 foible 2 ingrained 4
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aptitude 2 consensus 2 dupe 2 foolhardy 3 iniquitous 3
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articulate 3 console 4 dwindle 2 foreclosure 2 inopportune 2
ascetic 2 conspicuous 4 ebullient 2 forestall 2 inquisitive 2
ascribe 2 conspire 3 eclectic 2 forge 4 insignia 4
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aspersion 3 contend 2 effrontery 3 formidable 2 insipid 4
aspiration 3 contention 3 egalitarian 2 forthright 3 insular 3
assess 2 contentious 2 elicit 2 fortuitous 2 intact 2
assuage 3 contingent 2 eloquence 2 foster 4 interregnum 3
astringent 2 contrite 2 elucidate 3 fracas 3 intransigent 3
astute 2 controversial 2 elusive 2 fraud 2 intrepid 3
atrophy 2 convoke 2 embellish 2 frenzy 4 intricate 4
attentive 3 convoluted 2 embrace 2 fret 2 intrigue 3
attorney 2 corpuscle 2 emissary 2 frivolous 5 inundate 3
augment 2 corroborate 2 encomium 2 frown 2 inured 2
austere 4 covert 3 encroach 3 fulminate 2 invective 3
authentic 2 covet 2 encumber 2 furtive 2 invert 2
avaricious 2 cower 3 endorse 2 gaffe 3 invigorate 2
aver 5 coy 2 enervate 2 gainsay 2 invoke 2
avert 4 crave 2 engender 2 garner 3 irascible 2
avid 2 craven 2 engrossed 3 garrulous 2 irate 3
awe 2 crease 3 enlist 2 gauche 3 jamb 2
babble 2 credulity 2 ensign 2 gavel 2 jeer 2
balk 2 crockery 2 entrenched 2 germ 2 jest 2
banal 4 cues 2 ephemeral 2 gird 2 jocular 2
bask 2 culpable 2 epistemology 2 gist 2 jovial 2
belie 3 curb 3 epistle 2 glib 2 judicious 2
benevolence 2 dabble 2 epithet 2 gloat 3 lackluster 2
benign 2 dampen 2 epitome 2 goad 3 laconic 3
bilk 2 dazzle 2 equivocation 4 gorge 2 lasso 2
bizarre 2 debacle 2 eradicate 2 gouge 2 latitude 2
blithe 2 debilitate 3 eschew 3 gravel 4 laudable 2
blunder 2 decorous 2 esoteric 2 gravity 2 laudatory 2
blush 2 decorum 3 espouse 2 grazing 2 lava 3
board 2 decree 2 espy 2 gregarious 2 lavish 2
bog 2 decry 2 ethos 2 grill 2 leaven 3
bogus 2 dedication 2 euphemism 2 grovel 2 lethargic 2
bolster 2 defer 3 euphoria 4 grudging 2 lethargy 2
bombast 4 deference 3 euphorism 2 guarded 2 levee 2
boor 3 defiance 2 evanescent 2 gullible 2 levy 2
brisk 2 defiant 2 evict 2 gush 2 libertine 2
brittle 2 delineate 2 evoke 2 hackneyed 2 ligneous 2
limerick 2 petition 2 reinstate 3 subside 3
limp 2 petulant 3 rejoice 2 substantial 2
linen 2 philanthropist 3 relapse 2 supplant 3
literal 2 pine 2 relegate 2 supplicate 2
lizard 2 piquant 2 relent 3 susceptible 2
loll 2 pique 2 remnant 3 sway 3
loom 3 pitch 3 renegade 3 swift 2
lope 2 pith 2 repine 2 swindle 2
lucid 2 placate 3 repress 2 syncopated 2
ludicrous 2 placid 2 reprimand 3 tacit 4
lull 2 plaintiff 2 reprobate 2 tamp 2
lumber 2 plaintive 2 repugnant 2 tangential 2
luminous 2 platitude 2 repulse 2 tangible 2
mace 2 plea 2 rescind 2 tapestry 2
macerate 2 plead 4 resent 2 tarnish 2
malapropism 2 plod 3 resolve 2 taut 3
manifest 2 pluck 3 resound 2 tenable 4
martial 2 plumb 3 restitution 2 tentative 2
martinet 4 plummet 2 retain 3 tepid 4
maverick 2 polemic 2 retard 2 tirade 2
meager 3 ponderous 5 reticent 2 topple 2
meddle 2 posit 2 retiring 2 torment 2
mediocre 2 posture 2 retreat 2 torpid 3
mercenary 2 practitioner 3 revile 4 tout 3
mercurial 2 preamble 2 rhetoric 2 traitor 3
metaphysics 3 precarious 2 rift 2 trample 2
meticulous 2 precedence 2 rind 3 transgress 2
mettle 3 precious 2 ritual 2 treacherous 4
mettlesome 2 precipitate 2 rogue 3 trenchant 2
minuscule 2 precipitous 4 roster 2 trepidation 2
misanthrope 2 preclude 2 rung 2 truce 2
mistrust 4 predilection 4 sacred 3 truculent 2
mitigate 2 predisposition 2 salutary 2 turpitude 2
moat 3 preen 2 salvation 2 untenable 2
mollify 2 premise 2 sanctioned 2 untoward 2
mollycoddle 4 prerogative 3 sap 2 uphold 2
molt 2 prescience 2 savor 2 usurp 2
morose 3 presume 2 scabbard 3 vacillation 2
mundane 4 presumption 3 score 2 vagary 2
nadir 3 presumptuous 2 scrupulous 2 vagrant 2
narcotic 2 prevaricate 5 scrutiny 4 valiant 2
neuralgia 2 pristine 3 sedative 4 varnish 2
nonchalant 2 probity 2 sedentary 2 venerable 2
nondescript 2 proclamation 3 seemly 2 venerate 2
nonplused 2 proclivity 2 serenity 2 veracious 4
note 4 prodigal 2 sever 3 verdant 4
notion 2 prodigality 2 sheath 3 veritable 2
obdurate 2 prodigious 3 shed 2 vertigo 2
obscure 5 prodigy 6 shirk 2 vestiges 2
obsequious 2 profligate 3 shrill 2 vex 2
obsolete 3 profound 2 shrug-off 2 viable 2
obtuse 2 profundity 2 shuck 2 vicious 3
obviate 2 prolong 2 shunt 2 vigor 2
obvious 3 prompt 2 simper 2 vilify 2
occult 2 prone 2 sip 2 vindictive 3
odious 2 propensity 2 skeptical 2 vituperate 3
odium 2 propitiate 4 skiff 2 volubility 2
ogle 3 proposition 2 slack 2 voracious 2
ominous 2 propriety 2 sloppy 2 vulnerable 3
onerous 3 protracted 2 slur 3 wardrobe 3
opprobrium 2 provocation 2 smother 2 wary 2
ostracism 3 provocative 2 sober 2 waver 2
outgrowth 2 provoke 2 somber 2 weary 2
outmoded 2 prudent 2 sordid 3 welter 2
outset 2 prune 2 specious 3 wheedle 2
overhaul 2 pucker 2 spell 3 wing 3
overt 3 pugnacious 2 spendthrift 2 withhold 2
overture 3 pundit 2 spine 2 yarn 2
overwrought 2 pungent 2 sporadic 2 zealot 2
pan 2 putrefy 2 spurious 2
panegyric 2 quack 2 squalid 3
paragon 2 quaff 2 squander 2
parasite 2 qualm 2 squelch 4
parquetry 2 quarantine 2 stake 2
pathology 2 quibble 4 stark 2
paucity 2 quiver 2 startle 3
pebble 2 quotidian 2 steadfast 2
peccadillo 3 ramification 2 steep 2
pedant 3 rampant 2 stickler 2
pedantry 2 ranger 2 stiff 2
pedestrian 2 rash 2 stigma 2
peer 2 rationale 3 stigmatize 2
penchant 2 recalcitrant 3 stint 2
penury 3 recant 3 stipulate 3
peremptory 2 recede 2 stockade 2
perennial 2 reciprocal 2 stoop 2
perfidious 2 reckless 2 strain 2
perfidy 2 recluse 2 stray 3
perfunctory 2 recompense 4 striate 2
pernicious 2 recondite 2 strove 2
perpetuate 3 recourse 2 strut 2
perplex 2 redeem 2 subdue 3
pertinent 3 redoubtable 2 suborn 2
pervade 2 refractory 2 subpoena 2

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