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Abate Abjure Blandishment Boor Cardinal Deliberate Equivocation Feckless Imperturbability Meretricious Augury Boycott Glib Incise Moralistic

Ostracism Penchant Rarefy Repine Stipulate Diaphanous Feint Inured Mettlesome Puissance Recondite Stygian Touting Virtuosity Volubility Caret Contiguous Damp Ellipsis

reduce in intensity renounce; swear to refrain from something words used to coax or flatter [blandish (v) ] ill-mannered person [boorish (a) ] 1. high ranking church official; 2. major, important 1. slow (a) ; 2. to think over (v) ; 3. on purpose (a) speaking ambiguously [equivocate (v), equivocal (a) ] feeble; helpless; lacking in initiative quality of being calm and not easily disturbed [imperturbable (a) ] falsely attractive; tawdry prediction, looking for omens [augur (v) ] refuse to have dealings with slick; superficial esp. in speech cut into [incision (n); incisive (a) ] concerned with morals [moralize (v) ] shunning; social isolation [ostracize (v) ] inclination; leaning; tendency; predilection make less dense [rarefaction (n) ] fret; be discontented specify [stipulation (n) ] transparent; thin and delicate pretended attack; a move intended to deceive hardened; habituated spirited [mettle (n) ] power obscure very dark advertising; supporting [tout (v) ] skill, expertise [virtuoso (n); virtuosi (n.pl) ] excessive talkativeness [voluble (a) ] punctuation mark signifying omission adjacent; touching; abutting [contiguity (n) ] (used of vibration) reduce in extent omission of essential words

Extirpation Foppish Gaffe Hortatory Opprobrious Recumbent Ambidextrous Culpability Discernment Encomium Inveigle Minatory Ossified Plumb Quintessential Runic Accretion Anachronistic Chronic Churlishness Demagogue Effrontery Idyll Interregnum Nugatory Sinecure Anodized Aphoristic Canonical Commensurate Dexterity Extant

wiping out; complete destruction [extirpate (v) ] behaving or dressing like a dandy; excessively concerned with fashion blunder; social mistake encouraging; exhorting expressing great scorn [opprobrium (n) ] reclining; lying down able to use both left and right hands equally well guilt [culpable = blameworthy] judgment; perceptiveness praise coax; cajole; wheedle; entice threatening turned to bone; become rigid [ossification (n) ] measure depth of (v) ; exact (a. slang) most typical; the perfect example of [quintessence (n) ] mysterious; magical accumulation of matter; growth produced by adding from the outside occurring in the wrong time period [anachronism (n) ] long lasting (often used for diseases in which case the opposite is acute ) rudeness; ill-mannered behavior mob leader (who appeals to base instincts) [demagogy/demagoguery (n) ] daring; audacity (has a negative connotation) story or incident in peaceful or ideal setting [idyllic (a) ] interval between reigns or governments of minor significance; futile job which pays salary but requiring little effort electroplated; coated with thin layer of metal expressed tersely [aphorism (n) = short statement; maxim ] orthodox [canon (n) = set of accepted works ] equal in significance skill, esp. with hands [dexterous (a) ] still in existence (opposite of extinct)

Impugned Probity Raconteur Solicitous Amalgamate Baleful Coerce Inchoate Iniquitous Libertine Millinery Natty Occluded Sidereal Avaricious Extirpate Halcyon List (v) Maudlin Refulgent Subliminal Testiness Vituperate Whittle Colander Cumbersome Diaphanous Dispatch Epistemology Froward Supine Throwback Untoward Verisimilar Alacrity Burgeon Deleterious Euphemism

challenged; called into question uprightness; honesty person who relates a story kindly; expressing care and concern join; consolidate [amalgamation (n) ] evil force [coercion (n); coercing (a) ] undeveloped; nascent evil; unjust [iniquity (n) ] dissolute person; prodigal hats and hat-making neat; dapper; smart obscured; blocked of or related to stars greedy for money wipe out totally peaceful and happy; calm (esp. of summer weather) 1. to lean to one side; 2. to write in order sad; sentimental; inclined to weep glowing; radiant below the threshold of consciousness irritability; irascibility [testy (a) ] attack bitterly 1. carve with knife; 2. reduce step by step bowl with holes used to drain vegetables etc. bulky; difficult to carry [encumber = to burden] transparent; thin and delicate 1. send (v) ; 2. speed; celerity (n) theory of knowledge stubborn; wayward; disobedient lying flat on ones back exhibiting primitive, or ancestral, traits unexpected true to life; giving the appearance of reality eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness grow; flourish; put forth new shoots harmful a polite phrase to cover something unpleasant

Hypocritical Lethargic Ogle Postulate Robust Tractable Alchemy Burnish Deliberate Euphony Iconoclast Levity Olfactory Potable Rotund Tranquil Alibi Buttress Delineation Evacuate Idiosyncrasy Libertarian Ominous Potent Ruminate Transcribe Allay Byline Demur Exacerbate Ignominious Liniment Omnipotent Pragmatic Ruse Transgress Alleviate Cacophony Denounce

insincere tired; without energy stare at; observe in an obvious manner hypothesize; propose strong; healthy; tough obedient; dutiful; polite medieval chemistry; attempt to change base metal into gold polish to think over deeply pleasant sounds person who opposes orthodoxy flippancy; joking about serious matters concerned with the sense of smell suitable for drinking round peaceful an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene strengthen; support demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining vacate; empty; abandon a personal peculiarity; something unique to an individual someone who opposes tyranny threatening powerful; compelling; strong think over something; ponder copy to lessen the line that tells you who wrote an article hesitate; refuse make worse shameful soothing lotion all-powerful practical trick; stratagem go astray; disobey; commit a sin make less severe discordant loud noises condemn; speak out against

Exasperated Ignominy Lithe Omniscient Pragmatist Saccharin Transient Aloof Cajole Deplete Exceptionable Illuminate Livid Onerous Preamble Sacrosanct Traverse Altruism Caldron Deplore Exculpate Illusory Lobbyist Onus Precarious Sagacious Trepidation Amass Callow Depravity Execrable Immoderate Lofty Opaque Precedent Sage Trinket Ambiguity Candid

frustrated; annoyed shame [ignominious (a) = shameful ] flexible; supple all-knowing practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness falsely sweet short-lived; ephemeral distant; detached; cold coax use up; lessen very bad (something which we should object to) to light up or make clear very angry burdensome; hard to undertake introductory material very holy; inviolable to move across putting others first; being self-sacrificing huge cooking pot regret free someone from blame; pardon; acquit deceptive; false; misleading person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause burden unstable; risky wise fear accumulate immature moral corruption very, very bad excessive; extreme snooty; arrogant; haughty does not let light through a previous occurrence used as a guide a wise person something of little value; knick-knack uncertainty; vagueness frank; honest

Deprecate Exegesis Immutable Longevity Opulent Precept Salacious Trite Ambiguous Candor Deride Exemplary Impartial Loquacious Ordain Precinct Sallow Trivial Abysmal Approbation Bent (n) Cadge Debacle Extemporize Incumbents Lambaste Noisome Pastiche Arboreal Centrifuge Cloistered Disabuse Engendering Intemperate Lugubrious Nonplussed

criticize; denounce scholarly explanation or interpretation unchanging; permanent long life wealthy; rich; magnificent guiding principle lecherous; erotic unoriginal; dull unclear in meaning; can be interpreted in different ways frankness; openness ridicule; make fun of; mock outstandingly good; setting a fine example unbiased; neutral talkative 1. destine; 2. confer holy orders on a priest district of a city yellowish unimportant very deep; very bad approval [opp. disapprobation ] inclination; aptitude get by begging disaster speak without preparation or rehearsal [extemporaneous (a) ] occupiers of a job or position attack verbally disgusting work (usually artistic) which imitates, or is composed of parts taken from varied sources living in trees; concerned with trees device to separate substances by spinning them at high speed isolated make someone aware of an error in thinking causing; bringing into being [engender (v) ] excessive; immoderate [intemperance (n) ] sad; gloomy confused

Pedagogy Satiate Slake Artless Comeliness Doff Don Erudition Plaintive Suborn Tendentious Tortuous Verbiage Atonement Complaisance Daguerreotype Fawn Gregariousness Nascent Paean Reproof Scurvy Tutelary Abscission Contentious Debilitating Foible Importune Pertain Slew Toady Torrid Veracious Asperity Blowhard Disingenuous Evanescent

science of education; teaching satisfy; fill completely [satiable (a); satiation (n) ] quench; satisfy without effort; without trickery; simple beauty; prettiness [comely (a) ] take off (esp. of a hat) put on (esp. of clothes) learning; scholarly knowledge [erudite (a) ] sad; mournful bribe dogmatic; biased indirect; winding excessive or meaningless wordiness making amends for sin or crime [atone (v) ] flexibility; willingness to please [complaisant (a) ] forerunner of the photograph behave in a sycophantic way; grovel [fawning (a) ] sociability; liking for crowds [gregarious (a) ] emerging; newly formed praise; tribute (esp. in song) scolding; criticism [reprove (v) ] 1. disease due to lack of vitamin C; 2. contemptible; rascally serving as a guardian [tutelage (n) ] cutting; process causing leaves to fall off causing argument [contention (n); contend (v) ] weakening [debilitate (v) ] quirk; minor weakness beg; solicit [importunate (a) ] be relevant to [pertinent (a) ] glut; excess sycophant; flatterer hot and steamy true [veracity (n) ] using harsh or critical tone boastful person crafty short-lived [evanescence (n) ]

Intangible Labile Malapropism Posture (v) Proximate Pugnacious Foreshadowed Gaucherie Heterodox Inscrutability Limerick Mannered Pluck (n) Sedulous Syllogism Vicissitude Acolyte Admonitory Caprices Cornucopia Deferential Intractability Luminary Minion Undergird Vitiate Coterie Denigrate Empirical Gainsay Hyperbole Modest Prolixity Rebus Sere

cannot be touched; abstract [intangibility (n) ] changing rapidly; unstable use of similar sounding but incorrect word to put on an act immediate; nearest aggressive, ready to fight [pugnacity (n) ] indicated a future event [foreshadow (v) ] awkwardness [gauche (a) ] unorthodox quality of being difficult to comprehend [inscrutable (a) ] short amusing poem stylized; pretentious courage persevering; eager and thorough type of logical reasoning unexpected change in fortune or circumstances disciple; follower or attendant scolding [admonition (n) ] whimsies; fancies symbol (horn filled with fruit etc.) denoting natural abundance showing respect [deference (n); defer (v) ] stubbornness; resistance [intractable (a) ] eminent person underling; servant support; strengthen weaken; sap energy clique; small group with common interests decry; criticize; belittle found by experiment or practice contradict exaggeration [hyperbolic (a) ] 1. bashful; unpretentious; 2. not excessive wordiness [prolix (a) ] puzzle in which pictures give clues withered; old

Vulpine Corroborate Exacerbated Exact (v) Faddish Hapless Misconstrue Perennial Rent Shard Xenophobe Ambivalence Cantankerous Derogatory Exemplify Impecunious Lucid Ornate Precipice Salubrious Truant Ambulatory Capacious Desecrate Exhaustive Impious Ludicrous Orthodox Precipitous Salutary Truncate Ameliorate Capitulate Desecration Exonerates Impoverished Lukewarm

like a fox [compare with bovine (cowlike); porcine (pig-like), etc.] give supporting evidence [corroboration (n) ] made worse [exacerbate (v); exacerbation (n) ] to demand; extort whimsical; following a fashion unlucky put a wrong interpretation on something long-lasting torn (past participle of the verb to rend ) fragment of pottery person afraid of foreigners lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided bad-tempered; quarrelsome uncomplimentary to serve as a good example having no money clear highly decorated steep slope health-giving shirker; someone absent without permission able to walk around (used of hospital patients) spacious to damage or pollute a holy place complete and thorough wicked; profane ridiculous; silly conventional done in a hurry something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial cut short make better surrender; give in to spoiling something holy acquits; absolves; removes blame destitute; poor 1. unenthusiastic; 2. neither hot nor cold

Ossify Preclude Sanctimonious Tumult Amelioration Carping Desist Exorcism Impromptu Lummox Ostentatious Precocious Sanction Turpitude Amiable Cartographer Despondent Expatriate Inadvertent Luscious Oust Predecessor Sanguinary Tyro Amity Castigate Destitution Expedient Incantation Lynch Overt Predicament Sanguine Ubiquitous Amorphous Catharsis Deter Expedite Incarceration Machinations

1. turn to bone; 2. become fixed and rigid prevent or make impossible hypocritically holy uproar; noise improvement constant criticism stop; discontinue; cease getting free/rid of; eliminating (especially demons) unrehearsed; spontaneous clumsy person showy developing early give approval to depravity friendly person who makes maps having no hope; miserable refugee; emigrant; someone living away from his own country not intentional juicy; moist; succulent push out of a position one who came before bloodthirsty; bloody novice; beginner friendship scold strongly hardship; poverty; misery convenient; practical chant; invocation; prayer assassinate; kill; illegal hanging obvious; not hidden dilemma; difficult situation optimistic; cheerful found everywhere; omnipresent lacking in shape purging of pent-up emotions put off; prevent make faster putting in prison plots and plans

Overwrought Preeminent Sardonic Unalloyed Analgesic Caucus Deteriorate Exposition Incessant Maelstrom Palatable Prerogative Savant Unctuous Analogous Caustic Detrimental Extol Incipient Magnanimous Palisade Prescient Scale Undermined Anarchy Cavalcade Devoured Extradite Inclination Magnate Palliative Presentiment Scapegoat Underscore Anecdote Celerity Dexterous Extraneous Incoherent Maladroit

worked up; in an emotional state famous; outstanding mocking undiluted; total medicine to combat pain type of private political meeting worsen; decline clear explanation without stopping whirlpool; storm in the ocean good to eat; agreeable right or privilege person with knowledge oily; using excessive flattery comparable burning harmful praise just beginning generous; big-hearted fence made of posts having fore-knowledge to climb damaged; attacked chaos; lack of government procession of vehicles greedily eaten/consumed deport from one country back to the home country tendency; a leaning toward powerful businessman a remedy that improves but doesn't cure a feeling that something might happen person on whom blame is placed for faults of others emphasize a brief amusing story speed skilful with hands irrelevant not clear clumsy; unskillful

Pallid Presumptuous Scrupulous Unequivocal Animosity Censorious Dichotomy Extrapolate Incongruous Malady Palpable Pretentious Scrutinize Unfetter Annex (n) Censure Didactic Extrinsic Inconsequential Malediction Panacea Prevaricate Scuttle Unfrock Annex (v) Cerebral Diffident Fallacious Inconspicuous Malefactor Paradigm Pristine Seminary Unprecedented Anomaly Certitude Digress Falter Indelible

pale assuming too much; arrogant careful; diligent; painstaking clear; obvious hatred; antagonism disapproving; critical a division into two parts extend; predict on the basis of known data not fitting in; out of place illness easily felt; easily perceived pompous; self-important examine carefully set free a building which is an addition to an existing building blame intended to teach; instructive irrelevant; on the outside unimportant; insignificant; negligible a curse remedy for all ills speak misleadingly and evasively sink to remove a priest from his position take possession of; seize; capture intellectual lacking confidence FALSE not easily seen; subtle; not noticeable a wrong-doer 1. example; 2. model; 3. way of looking at things unspoiled an institution in which priests are trained never having happened before something which does not fit in a pattern; irregularity certainty wander off the subject hesitate; waver cannot be wiped out

Malinger Paradox Proclivity Sensuous Unscathed Antagonism Charlatan Dike Fanatical Indifferent Malingerer Paragon Procrastinate Sentinel Unwitting Antagonistic Chary Dilatory Fanaticism Indigenous Malleable Paramount Prodigal Sequester Upbraid Antediluvian Chastises Dilemma Fastidious Indolence Mallet Parasite Prodigious Serendipity Uproarious Anthology Chicanery

deliberately avoid work; shirk apparently contradictory statement tendency towards appealing to the senses unharmed; intact; without a scratch hostility; strong opposition trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have dam; embankment obsessive; fixated 1. neutral; 2. not outstanding person who deliberately tries to avoid work a perfect example delay; put off guard; sentry not deliberate; unconscious opposed; hostile; aggressive wary of; cautious about; reluctant to give slow; falling behind with one's work passion; excessive devotion native to a particular area flexible; can be shaped of supreme importance wasteful; extravagant isolate scold; tell off; reprimand outdated; prehistoric; very old-fashioned punishes puzzling situation overly particular; finicky laziness 1. wooden hammer; 2. stick used for polo 1. scrounger; 2. animal which takes digested food from another very large fortunate coincidence; unsought discovery hilarious; hysterical; very funny a book which is a collection of poems or stories trickery

Dilettante Fatuous Inductee Manipulatable Parched Profane Serene Upshot Anthropocentrism Chimerical Diligent Feasible Indulgent Marred Pariah Profanity Serrated Urbane Antiquated Choleric Diorama Fecund Inebriation Marshal Parity Profound Servile Usurp Apathetic Chronicler Dirge Felicitous Ineffable Marsupial Parochial Profundity Skeptical Utilitarian Apathy

person who dabbles in a subject without serious study silly; foolish novice; beginner influencable; controllable dried up unholy calm; peaceful outcome putting man at the center of one's philosophy changeable; unstable hard-working possible and practicable pampering; satisfying desires damaged; spoiled an outcast from society swearing; cursing jagged; saw-like sophisticated; suave outdated; old fashioned easily angered model of a scene fertile drunkenness; intoxication to gather together equality having deep meaning overly submissive; groveling take someone's position (usually by force) indifferent; uninterested; lethargic person who records historical information mournful song apt cannot be expressed in words pouched mammal (like a kangaroo) narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters depth doubting; not gullible useful lack of interest or emotion

Circuitous Disapprobation Fervor Inept Martinet Parody Proletarian Skirmish Utopian Apocryphal Circumlocution Discern Fickle Inertia Masochist Parry Prolific Sluggard Vacillate Appease Circumscribe Discord Finesse Inevitable Matriarchy Parsimonious Proponents Smelt Vacuous Apprehensive Circumspect Discordancy Fitful Inexorable Maverick Parsimony Prosaic Smorgasbord Vagrant Arable

indirect disapproval passion; enthusiasm incompetent; unskilled; useless person who believes in strict discipline a mockery; imitation for ridicule; spoof member of the working class minor battle a believer in an ideal world of doubtful origin using too many words; long-windedness to distinguish one thing from another unpredictable; whimsical; easily swayed inactivity; lethargy person who intentionally inflicts pain on himself ward off; avoid producing a lot slow-moving; lethargic person waver; hesitate pacify; soothe; calm down; make peace with limit disagreement skill cannot be avoided society governed by women economical; frugal; thrifty promoters; supporters refine an ore empty; silly; meaningless worried; fearful cautious; considering all sides cacophony; harshness; jarring not continuous; stopping and starting relentless a loner stinginess; frugality; cost-cutting dull; boring; ordinary a Swedish buffet of cold dishes person wandering without a home can be cultivated

Circumvent Discrepancy Flagrant Inexpedient Meager Partisan Proscribe Solace Vapid Arbitrary Clairvoyant Discriminate Flamboyant Infallible Meander Pathos Prosody Solicit Variegated Arcane Clamor Discursiveness Flaunt Infamous Mellow Patron Prostration Somnambulist Vehemence Archaic Clandestine Disdain Flippant Infer Menagerie Patronize Protagonist Soothsayer Vehement

avoid something which does not match up; inconsistency clearly wrong not advisable in short supply biased; one-sided; committed to one group forbid comfort for grief dull; uninspiring random; for no definite reason psychic; mystic to make a clear distinction; see the difference showy; ornate perfect; flawless; cannot make mistakes wander from side to side evoking sadness or pity study of versification to ask for; seek multicolored; speckled obscure; known only to a few people shout; scream long windedness; indirectness show off; display in a showy manner famous for something bad soft; melodious; ripe one who give support (usually financial) 1. lying face down; 2. be overcome with extreme weakness sleepwalker violence; fervor; forcefulness ancient; outdated; old fashioned secret; covert; stealthy contempt; strong dislike making jokes about serious matters deduce; conclude collection of animals condescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards main character in film, book, play etc. fortuneteller forceful

Archetype Clemency Disinterested Flout Ingnue Mendacious Paucity Protean Sophomoric Venal Archives Clich Disparage Flustered Ingrate Mercenary Peccadillo Protg Soporific Veneer Articulate Clientele Disparity Fly-by-night Inimical Mercurial Pedant Protocol Sparse Venerate Artifice Coalesce Dispassionate Forensic Innate Merge Pedestrian Provincial Specious

classic example of mercy unbiased defy; reject nave, unsophisticated person given to lying shortage changeable juvenile; immature corrupt; can be bribed collections of old records; place of storage of old documents overused expression; something unoriginal criticize; belittle worked-up; not calm ungrateful person concerned only with money minor weakness; trivial offence person under protection of, or guided by another inducing sleep surface coating clear; lucid; eloquent customers an inequality unreliable; disreputable hostile volatile; changeable person who insists on strict adherence to rules or narrow learning procedure; code of behavior spare; bare; meager revere; worship deception; trickery come together; merge neutral; objective concerned with argument or debate (esp. for legal evidence) inherited; inborn come together common; mundane; banal unsophisticated; narrow-minded FALSE

Venial Artisan Coddle Disseminating Fortitude Innocuous Metaphorically Peerless Prudent Speckled Veracity Ascetic Coercion Diurnal Fortuitous Innovate Meticulous Pejorative Puerile Sporadic Verbose Assiduous Cogent Divert Fractious Inscrutable Mettle Pellucid Punctilious Spurious Verbosity Assuage Cogitate Docile Fraudulent Insentient Milieu Pensive Purloin Stagnant Vertigo

minor; unimportant craftsman pamper; fuss over; indulge circulating; broadcasting; spreading (information) bravery harmless; inoffensive symbolically; figuratively without equal cautious; wise spotted; freckled; dotted truthfulness without luxuries; severely simple force active in daytime happening by chance create; introduce something new very careful; painstaking derogatory childish not continuous; intermittent talkative; long-winded; rambling thorough; diligent lucid; well argued 1. entertain; 2. distract; 3. cause a detour irritable; difficult to control mysterious; impenetrable courage; bravery; valor transparently clear paying attention to small details FALSE using too many words to calm think over something; ponder gentle and easily lead fake; false unfeeling environment in a thoughtful mood; thinking deeply steal still; not moving dizziness

Astute Collage Dogmatic Frivolous Insipid Mire Penury Pusillanimous Staid Vestigial Asylum Collate Dolt Frugal Instigate Misanthrope Perceptive Pyromania Stanza Vignette Atheist Colloquial Dotard Furrow Instigator Misnomer Percipient Quaff Staunch Vilification Atrophy Collusion Drawl Furtive Insurgent Misogynist Perdition Quagmire Stereotype Vindicate

perceptive; sharp-witted picture made from fragments of other pictures having stubbornly held opinions not serious dull; bland; boring swamp; muddy ground poverty cowardly dull; sober; serious not developed place of refuge or safety arrange in order stupid person economical; not wasting anything to start; provoke hater of the rest of mankind observant compulsion to start fires section of a poem small sketch person who does not believe in God local and informal (used of language) foolish old man groove troublemaker; person who entices others to do something wrong name perceptive; insightful drink down quickly loyal; faithful; dependable blackening someone's name waste away from lack of use plotting and planning speak slowly with words running together hidden and secret a rebel hater of women damnation marsh; bog fixed image prove right; remove blame

Attenuate Commandeer Drivel Futile Interminable Misrepresentation Peremptory Quaint Stevedore Virtuoso Augment Complacent Droll Galleon Intermittent Mitigate Perfidy Quandary Stifle Virulent Auspicious Compliant Drone Gambol Intransigence Modicum Perfunctory Quarantine Stoic Vital Austere Concatenate Dubious Garble Intransigent Momentous Peripatetic Quarry Stoke Vitriolic

weaken take possession of nonsense useless; hopeless never-ending deliberately deceiving in a commanding manner picturesque dockworker an accomplished musician increase; make bigger self-satisfied; smug dryly amusing ancient type of sailing ship sporadic; irregular lessen; make less severe treachery dilemma; puzzle suppress dangerous; harmful favorable; promising to turn out well easy to control; submissive 1. monotonous noise (n) ; 2. to speak with no emotion (v) ; 3.male bee frolic; leap; bound stubbornness small amount superficial; cursory isolation to prevent the spread of disease known for fortitude; indifferent to pleasure or pain essential; alive; important severely plain link together doubtful distort; confuse; muddle stubborn; unyielding very important nomadic; moving from place to place 1. something that is hunted; 2. mine for stone add fuel to; strengthen corrosive; strongly attacking

Aversion Concatenation Dupe Garish Intrepid Monotonous Peripheral Querulous Stolid Vivacity Balk Conciliate Dynamic Garner Inveterate Moratorium Perjury Quirk Stratagem Vivify Banal Concise Ebullient Garrulous Invidious Moribund Pernicious Ramble Strident Vociferous Banality Condescend Eccentric Gaunt Inviolable Morose Persnickety Ramifications Stringent Volatile Bane

a dislike of linking into chains to fool someone gaudy brave dull; unvarying on the edge; not important always complaining impassive; dull; indifferent liveliness; animation hinder and prevent; hesitate over to bring together; end a dispute lively; vibrant; energetic gather; collect habitual temporary prohibition or halt to activity telling lies under oath oddity plot; plan; trick enliven common; dull stated in few words very lively; cheerful; jovial; happy talkative arousing envy on the point of death destructive; harmful wander aimlessly loud and harsh noisy; loud in speech ordinariness; dullness talk down to unusual; quirky; odd emaciated; bony and angular cannot be invaded gloomy; bad tempered fastidious; fussy branches; subdivisions of a complex system; outcomes strict or severe dangerously unstable; evaporates easily troublesome influence

Condone Eclectic Genre Irascible Mundane Perpetuated Rancor Strut Voluble Bard Condoning Edifice Germane Ire Munificent Perpetuity Rant Stupefying Voluminous Bastion Conflagration Efface Germinal Irksome Mutinous Personable Ratify Subpoena Voracious Befuddle Confound Effigy Gibbering Ironic Myriad Perspicacious Raucous Substantiate Waive Begrudge Congeal Effusive

tacitly support; overlook taking things from different sources a category; type easily angered ordinary; worldly caused to continue resentment; animosity; bad feeling swagger; show off talkative poet overlooking; disregarding; ignoring building; structure; construction relevant anger [irate (a) = very angry] generous; charitable eternity use bombastic language astonishing; shocking; stunning into silence very large; spacious fortress; stronghold big fire wipe out; remove all trace of just growing; not developed; immature annoying; infuriating very rebellious attractive approve; consent summons to court ravenous confuse confuse a model of a person making meaningless noises satiric; unexpected in large numbers insightful; sharp; wise rough and unpleasant (of sounds) give supporting evidence surrender; give up resent to solidify gushing; demonstrative

Glacial Irrational Navigable Perspicacity Raze Subterfuge Wane Beguile Congenital Egalitarianism Goad Irreproachable Nebulous Pertinent Rebuttal Subtle Wary Belabor Connoisseur Egregious Grate (v) Irrevocable Nefarious Peruse Recant Subversive Wax Beleaguer Consecrate Egress Gratis Itinerant Negate Pervasive Recapitulate Succinct Waylay Belie Consensus Eloquent Gratuitous

hostile; unfriendly; cold; icy unreasonable; absurd suitable for sailing insight destroy; demolish; tear down a trick grow less mislead; lure present from birth belief in equality prod; urge cannot be criticized; perfect vague relevant denial not obvious hesitant; cautious explain in unnecessary detail person with refined taste and good judgment outstandingly, obviously bad 1. to annoy; aggravate; vex; 2. shred cannot be cancelled; unchangeable wicked; immoral; disreputable read carefully disclaim; retract statement rebellious; revolutionary to increase; to grow besiege; attack dedicate exit free of charge; without payment nomadic; wandering from place to place cancel; deny spreading everywhere summarize concise accost; stop; approach; hinder contradict general agreement fluent and persuasive in speech unwarranted

Jaded Negligence Petrify Receptacle Suffragist Weighty Belittle Conspicuous Elucidate Gravity Jargon Neologism Petulant Recluse Supercilious Whelp Bellicose Consummate Elusive Gregarious Jaundiced Nettle Phenomenon Recuperate Superlative Whet Belligerent Contemporary Emaciated Gritty Jaunt Niggardly Philanthropy Red tape Surly Whimsical Bemoan Contrite Emancipate Guffaw

tired; bored; worn out carelessness 1. terrify; 2. turn to stone container; vessel; holder someone who campaigns for voting rights serious to demean easily seen; prominent make clear seriousness specialized language used by experts newly coined word sulky; peevish someone who cuts himself off from life proud and haughty young dog war-like; aggressive complete; total; supremely good hard to pin down extroverted; sociable; outgoing cynical; pessimistic annoy an event or happening (plural: phenomena) get better after illness extremely good; the best sharpen aggressive; ready to fight living or happening at the same time very thin; withered coarse; granular short pleasure trip miserly; stingy charity; love of mankind formalities; paperwork; official procedure grumpy; rude capricious; changeable complain about sorry set free sudden loud laughter

Jeopardize Nomadic Philistine Redolent Surreptitious Willful Benevolent Contrition Embezzle Guile Jingoistic Nonchalance Phlegmatic Redress Surreptitiously Wily Benign Contumacious Embroil Guileless Jocular Nondescript Pillage Redundant Susceptible Wispy Benignity Contusion Emerge Gullibility Jollity Nonentity Pinnacle Referendum Suspect Wistful Bequeath Conundrum Emulate

put at risk; endanger wandering from place to place uncultured person smelling of; giving off odors secret; sneaky; stealthy stubborn kindly sorrow and repentance defraud; steal cunning; craftiness extremely patriotic; nationalistic an appearance of indifference; calm and composed calm; imperturbable put right something that was wrong secretly; furtively; stealthily cunning kindly; harmless stubborn involve in hostility or argument frank; straightforward; honest in a joking manner having no special features; dull and ordinary plunder unnecessary; superfluous vulnerable flimsy; frail; delicate compassion; gentleness; fondness a bruise come out; appear unwariness; trustfulness; being easily fooled gaiety; happiness a person of no importance; not famous topmost point public vote doubtful melancholy; pensive; expressing a longing for leave something in one's will to be given after one's death a puzzle to imitate something admired

Gullible Jubilant Nostalgia Pious Refute Sybarite Zany Berate Conventional Endorse Gustatory Judicious Notoriety Pivotal Regale Sycophant Zeal Beret Corpulent Endurance Hackneyed Jurisprudence Novel Placate Relegate Taciturn Zealot Bestial Corrugated Enduring Hallowed Juxtapose Novice Placebo Remorse Tactile Zenith Acrid Boorish Cynical

easily fooled ecstatic; delighted; rejoicing longing for the past very religious disprove lover of luxury crazy; wacky scold; criticize usual; customary; common give support or approval to concerned with the sense of taste correct in judgment; wise infamy; known for wrong doing of central importance entertain bootlicker; flatterer enthusiasm type of cap fat staying power; patience; stamina common and over-used science or study of law new; unusual pacify; soothe; calm dismiss to a lower position quiet; saying little fanatic behaving like a beast; brutal highly folded lasting worshipped; consecrated place next to a beginner; tyro harmless medicine with no effect; dummy medicine regret; sorrow; contrition concerned with the sense of touch summit sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes) ill-mannered believing that people act only out of selfish motives

Epistle Heresy Lance Obscure Poignant Respite Terse Acrophobia Bourgeois Debility Epistolary Hiatus Languid Obscured Poised Resplendent Therapeutic Acuity Braggart Debunking Epitomized Hidebound Languish Obsequious Polemical Restorative Thwart Adamant Brawny Decathlon Equivocate Hieroglyphics Larceny Obsession Ponderous Retention Timorous Adroit Brevity

a letter (form of communication) against orthodox opinion spear; spike; javelin difficult to understand; partially hidden deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions a break; intermission concise; to the point fear of heights middle class weakness; incapacity concerned with letters; through correspondence interruption; pause tired; slow hidden; covered; buried calm; collected; self-possessed shining; glowing medicinal; curative sharpness (mental or visual) someone who boasts exposing false claims or myths typified; characterized; personified rigid in opinions decay; fade away; get weaker servile; submissive causing debate or argument a tonic prevent; frustrate forceful; inflexible muscular an athletic competition with ten events speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth 1. picture writing; 2. writing which is difficult to read or enigmatic theft; robbery; stealing a dominating concern weighty; slow and heavy preservation; withholding cowardly; fearful skilful / skillful being brief

Decorum Err Hinder Largess Obsolete Pontificate Reticent Tirade Adulation Bristle Decoy Erratic Histrionic Laud Obstreperous Portend Retraction Titter Adversity Broach Deference Esoteric Hoary Lavish Obtuse Portent Revere Tome Advocate Brusque Defoliate Espouse Hone Lax Obviate Poseur Riddled Torpid Aesthetic Bulwark Defunct

dignified, correct behavior [decorous (a) ] make a mistake obstruct generosity no longer valid speak pompously or dogmatically restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative stream of verbal abuse strong admiration; worship to show irritation lure; trap; trick wandering; irregular theatrical; exaggerated praise noisy and boisterous foretell withdrawal; cancellation of a statement giggle quietly hardship start to discuss; approach respect obscure and difficult to understand old on a grand scale; wasteful mentally dull a warning sign; omen worship large book support blunt; abrupt cause leaves to fall off promote; take up; support sharpen; increase; whet careless; not strict avoid; make unnecessary someone who puts on an act full of (usually full of holes) inactive; lazy; stagnant concerning art or beauty fortification; barricade; wall no longer in existence

Etymology Hyperbole Legend Odious Posterity Rife Torpor Affable Bureaucracy Degradation Eulogy Hypochondriac Legion Officious Posthumous Rigor Totter Alleviated Apostrophe Centurion Emollient Fusillade Inerrancy Mince Palpate Platitude Quibble

the study of word origins grossly exaggerated speech 1. key to map; 2. myth or story hateful future generations common dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity friendly; social; easygoing officialdom deprivation; poverty; debasement praise a person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses in large numbers domineering; intrusive; meddlesome after death thoroughness walk unsteadily made less severe [alleviation (n); alleviate (v) ] 1. punctuation mark; 2. appeal to someone not present (a figure of speech) roman soldier (commander of a company of 100 soldiers) softening (a) ; something which softens (n) long burst of gunfire infallibility; inability to make mistakes [inerrant (a) ] 1. chop into small pieces; 2. walk with tiny steps, 3. speak in an affected manner medical term meaning to examine with the hands unoriginal, obvious saying 1. (v) to argue about minor matters; to play on words when finding fault; 2. (n) a minor verbal point in an argument slight fear; sense of something unfavorable cunning; scheming [connive (v) ] mockery [deride (v) ] short, witty saying lack of energy; weariness

Apprehension Conniving Derision Epigram Lassitude

Pedantic Phenomenology

Precipitate Renege Armada Dawdler Dross Expiate Hack Prone Propensity Scabbard Skiff Umbrage Dilettantism Enervate Malevolent Neophyte Panegyric Presage Serration Slight Tare Unprepossessing Aberration Cant Disinter Faade Impeding Lacuna Monolithic Pied Roster

over-insistent on matters of book-learning [pedant (n) ] branch of science concerned with things as they are perceived; not directly derived from theory 1. hurried (a) ; 2. insoluble product of a reaction in chemistry(n) , 3. to instigate or speed up an action (v) go back on promise or retract statement fleet of ships slow person who falls behind others [dawdle (v) ] something worthless; impurities left after refining atone; make amends for 1. chop roughly; 2. person who writes to earn money, 3. hired horse 1. vulnerable to; 2. horizontal tendency; inclination cover for a sword small boat 1. shadow; 2. offence; sense of injury dabbling esp. in the arts [dilettante (n) = person who dabbles] weaken having evil intentions [malevolence(n) ] new convert; tyro speech praising someone; laudatory words forewarn of; indicate jagged edge 1. minor (a) ; 2. perceived insult (v) and (n) 1. weed; 2. allowance made for container when weighing unattractive deviation from the normal insincere talk dig up [opposite inter = bury] 1. front elevation of building, 2. false appearance or demeanor hindering [impede (v); impediment (n) ] gap; missing part [plural = lacunae ] united in purpose; forming a single unit multicolored list of names

Seemly Analogue Coda Commingle Equivocal Fallible Hallow Indigence Papyrus Pique Sap Arbitrator Descry Facetious Indecorous Proliferate Scotch (v) Strut Toy (v) Usury Wag (n) Atavism Filibuster Gambit Mitigation Obligate Predilection Propitiate Stanch Travesty Waft Forage Lumber

appropriate (of behavior); decorous 1. something similar; 2. output proportional to input (engineering) piece of music at the end of a musical work; finale; final part of document mix ambiguous; open to interpretation [equivocate (v), equivocation (n) ] capable of making mistakes [fallibility (n) ] respect; worship poverty material used for writing on before paper was invented 1. annoyance (n) ; 2. to stimulate interest; to annoy (v) 1. liquid inside plants (n) ; 2. to drain; to undermine (v) ; 3. a fool (n) mediator; person appointed to judge a dispute [arbitrate (v) ] to see (esp. at a distance); catch sight of not intended to be taken seriously unseemly; inappropriate (of behavior) grow and spread [proliferation (n) ] to prevent; stop; disable 1. supporting rod (n) ; 2. to walk in an arrogant manner; show off (v) to play with lending money at high interest rates a witty person reappearance of ancestral traits; regression [atavistic (a) ] delaying tactics opening move; transaction making less severe [mitigate (v) ] compulsory leaning; interest; talent appease; try to gain favor [propitiation (n) ] to stop parody; ridiculous error drift smoothly (v) ; whiff; smell (n) search for food 1. walk in an ungainly way; 2. timber (wood)

Muse Prescience Prune Ready Resolve Squalid Sullied Veneration Demur Duplicity Exigency Expostulate Gossamer Inefficacious Pine Prudish Quixotic Stipple Abrasion Adumbrate Cognitive Deign Fervid Gall Levee Preternatural Quell Score (n) Abut Consternation Gavel Lien Parenthesis

1. think; meditate (v) ; 2. a source of inspiration (n) [in mythology, a goddess who gives inspiration] foreknowledge 1. to trim; 2. a dried plum (used of wit) quick firmness (n) dirty and demeaning made dirty or impure [opposite unsullied; sully (v) ] worship; respect [venerable (a), venerate (v) ] object; hesitate to accept cunning; deception; double dealing urgent matter; pressing need offer strong objections; remonstrate delicate; filmy; like gauze ineffective 1. type of evergreen tree; 2. grieve narrow-minded; excessively concerned with morals [prudery (n), prude (n) ] impractically idealistic cover with dots of paint etc. 1. damage to skin caused by scraping; 2. process of scraping or rubbing [abrade (v) ] outline; indicate concerned with thinking or perceiving [cognition (n) ] condescend passionate 1. bitterness (bad feeling); 2. confidence; 3. abnormal growth on a plant 1. raised bank of a river; 2. morning reception held by a monarch unnatural; abnormal suppress written form of music to adjoin worry and concern judges hammer right to sell property held as a security; legal hold on job etc. remarks deviating from the main point [parentheses are round brackets in punctuation]

Sinewy Steep (v) Tamp Venturing Wry Arduous Decimated Fledge Gouge Picayune Riveting Soliloquy Supplicant Transcendental Veritable Condescension Divest Eddy Epaulet Fallacy Fringe Leaven Patronize Prominent Statute Antipathy Aver Expatiate Flag (v) Flail Indicted

vigorous; having well-developed muscles [a sinew is a tendon] to soak in water to plug; press loose matter down tightly (e.g. pack explosives into a hole) 1. hazarding; risking; putting forward; 2. going somewhere [venturesome means courageous or willing to take risks] 1. twisted or bent to one side; 2. dryly humorous hard kill or destroy a large part of (originally one tenth) 1. grow feathers; 2. leave nest [fledgling (n) = an inexperienced person or a baby bird] cut or dig out insignificant; of little value fascinating [to rivet literally means to fix metal plates using metal pins] solo speech person who requests or begs for something [supplicate (v) ] supernatural; going beyond normal experience [transcendent (a) ] true; genuine [verity (n) ] talking down to someone [condescending (a) ] remove; take off circular current shoulder decoration wrong idea [fallacious (a) ] 1. decorative border with tassels (n) ; 2. to form an edge (v) to make light; modify; cause bread to rise using yeast etc. 1. to talk down to; condescend; 2. to be a customer of 1. eminent; 2. protruding; 3. obvious law [statutory (a) ] hatred affirm speak or write at great length 1. to lose energy; 2. to signal 1. tool used to thresh grain; 2. to thresh (separate grain from chaff); 3. to wave arms about wildly accused (of crime)

Loll Malign Secure (v) Talon Abeyance Disarm Elaborate Foment Jockeying Minutiae Rue Somatic Stinting Temperate Allure Caulk Conscript Desultory Elegy Fallow Forbearing Hegemony Improbity Qualm Assay Chauvinist Discrete Enlist Fabricated Fulminate Hawser Jibe

laze around; hang out (when used of the tongue) slander 1. to fix firmly; 2. to obtain long pointed nail or claw state of inactivity; disuse 1. take away weapons; 2. win over to ones side [disarming (a) ] 1. complex and detailed (a) ; 2. to expand on (v) 1. stir up; 2. bathe with hot liquids (medical) maneuvering; struggling to get ahead of others [jockey (v) ] small details regret [rueful (a) ] concerned with the body holding back; limiting the supply (of supplies/money etc.) [stint (v) ] moderate 1. attraction (n) ; 2. to attract (v) treat with substance such as tar to make water-tight 1. person enlisted compulsorily into the armed forces; 2. (v) to enlist compulsorily aimless; inconsistent in effort poem concerned with death; praise of a dead person uncultivated tolerant [forbear (v); forbearance (n) ] political domination; complete authority lack of honesty or integrity hesitation or fear 1. try; 2. assess purity someone excessively patriotic [chauvinism (n) ] separate; discontinuous (not to be confused with discreet - prudent; diplomatic] 1. sign up for the army; 2. obtain made up; false; manufactured [fabricate (v); fabrication(n) ] 1. attack loudly in words; denounce thunderously; 2. explode noisily thick rope or cable agree with; complement; match up with (in British usagejibe means mock)

Peer Stickler Cloture Congruent Dally Dissemble Dote Errant Fervent Stomach (v) Synapse Undercutting Arson Carrion Intelligible Ironclad Lint Pretension Pundit Pyre Sate Syncopation Abraded Apposite Diatribe Gerontocracy Maculated Quisling Sedulity Seine Tender Waffle Burlesque Exemplar Homiletics Impugn Incubus Lope

1. an equal; 2. to stare at; 3. nobleman one who is strict about rules or details closure; terminating a debate by voting matching [congruency (n) ] waste time; flirt avoid the truth be excessively fond of [doting (a) ] 1. wandering; 2. wrong; 3. straying from accepted standards passionate to tolerate junction between two nerve cells offering a lower price; undermining deliberate, criminal starting of fires dead flesh; carcasses can be understood cannot be altered; firm fluff; soft material used to cover wounds assumed attitude of superiority; arrogance expert ceremonial fire satisfy type of musical rhythm with missed beats worn away; eroded [abrade (v); abrasion (n) ] fitting; suitable tirade; violent denunciation; stream of criticism government by the aged spotted traitor thoroughness; perseverance [sedulous (a) ] type of fishing net to offer talk nonsense 1. comic play; 2. lampoon model type [exemplary (a) ] art of preaching and giving sermons challenge; question someones honor etc. encumbrance; nightmarish thing run with long strides

Macerate Nostrum Saw Sibyl Brook Emboss Eschew Limpid Liturgy Nexus Odometer Purchase Quotidian Seminal Agog Amortize Curmudgeon Dormancy Efficacy Epithet Figurehead Fracas Jamb Milk Chorales Dissonance Frieze Gist Latent Partiality Plodding Rekindle Symphony Tarnished Compromised Drabness Endow Esoterica Falters

soften or break up by soaking; weaken remedy 1. tool for cutting; 2. wise saying prophetess 1. small stream; 2. tolerate decorate with a raised design shun; avoid transparently clear form of worship connection instrument to measure distance covered 1. grip; 2. buy daily; routine essential; formative amazed; wide-eyed with enthusiasm pay off a debt in installments grumpy person state of inactivity effectiveness phrase used as a label or to express the essential nature of symbol of power; nominal leader fight; disturbance door post to squeeze; obtain by application of pressure simple hymns discord; disagreement decorative border essence; main point hidden; real but undeveloped bias walking slowly and heavily; uninspired relight; revive type of musical composition made dull; spoil (reputation) 1. damaged or put in doubt (esp. of reputation); 2. reached an agreement by giving up part of a claim dullness give gift; provide with money etc. obscure details hesitates

Prattle Prohibitive Purist Quack Taunt Arresting (a) Barrage Chantey Ferrous Manipulative Orate Psychosis Savor Table (v) Underwrite Dissident Enigmatic Foolhardy Homogeneity Personification Plaque Plausibility Resilience Trilogy Vagary Aisle Discountenance Imperative Indigent Nadir Paranoia Prudence Resuscitation Shirk Teetotalism

mindless talk 1. prohibiting; 2. exorbitantly expensive conservative; one who insists on correct forms of language etc. charlatan; fake mock; tease attracting attention; striking extended gunfire to cover an attack; dam across river; deluge or information etc. type of song sung by sailors concerned with iron or its compounds scheming speak in a pompous manner severe mental disturbance enjoy put down for future discussion give guarantee, insure person who disagrees [dissidence (n) ] puzzling [enigma (n) ] reckless [foolhardiness (n) ] evenness; uniformity 1. represent something as a person; 2. a concrete example of 1. surface deposit on teeth or in artery etc.; 2. decorative plate or sign believability [plausible (a) ] resistance; ability to spring back [resilience (a) ] set of three (literary works etc.); tetralogy = set of four something unaccountable; freak corridor; passageway (esp. between rows of seats) disallow must be obeyed poor; needy [indigence (n) ] lowest point mental state characterized by delusions or excessive fear caution; wisdom revival from unconsciousness [resuscitate (v) ] avoid (esp. work) total abstinence from alcohol

Balm Calibrate Cataclysmic Impropriety Pith Primordial Reconnaissance Sinistral Tempers Undermine

soothing ointment or anything soothing [balmy (a) ] mark an accurate scale on a device violently disruptive [cataclysm (n) ] inappropriate behavior center; soft part of stem; essence present from the beginning of time examination or survey conducted in advance [reconnoiter (v) ] left-handed (or counterclockwise) [dextral right handed] moderates subvert; attempt to overthrow