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ABIDE
Endure, bear; dwell, remain.
ABATE
subside or moderate
ABERRANT
abnormal or deviant
ABEYANCE
suspended action
ABSCOND
depart secretly and hide
ABSTEMIOUS
sparing in eating and drinking, temperate
ADMONISH
warn, reprove
ADULTERATE
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
ADVOCATE
"advocate (Verb):
AESTHETIC
artistic
AFFABLE
Friendly; courteous; gracious; mild.
AGGREGATE
gather, accumulate
AILMENT
Indisposition; minor disorder of the body
ALACRITY
cheerful promptness, eagerness
ALLEVIATE
relieve
AMALGAMATE
combine, unite in one body
AMBIGUOUS
unclear or doubtful in meaning
AMBIVALENCE
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
AMELIORATE
improve
AMEND (Verb) AMENDABLE (Adj)
To change or modify in any way for the better.
AMICABLE
Friendly or peaceful
ANACHRONISM
something or someone misplaced in time
ANALOGOUS
comparable
ANATHEMA
" to be anathema TO sb: liberal ideas are anathema to
ANEMIA
Lack of vigor or vitality
ANIMUS
Aggression or hostility.
ANOMALOUS
abnormal, irregular
ANTIPATHY
aversion, dislike
APATHY
lack or caring, indifference
APPEASE
pacify or soother, relieve
APPREHENSIVE
"Apprehensive (adj.)
APPRISE
inform
APPROBATION
Approval; sanction; commendation
APPROPRIATE
acquire, take possession of for one's own use
ARBITER
A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them
ARDUOUS
hard, stenuous
ARTLESS
without guile, open and honest
ASCETIC
practicing self-denial, austere
ASPERITY
Harshness, roughness of temper
ASSIDUOUS
diligent
ASSUAGE
ease or lessen (pain), satisty (hunger), soother (anger)
ATTENUATE
make thinner, weaken or lessen ( in density, force, degree)
AUDACIOUS
daring, bold
AUGUST
Solemn; inspiring respect and reverence; dignified.
AUSTERE
forbiddingly stern
AUTONOMOUS
self-governing
AVER
assert confidently or declare
BAFFLE
To elude; to foil; to perplex
BALEFUL
Menacing, portending evil; having a harmful or malignant influence.
BANAL
hackneyed, commonplate, trite, lacking originality
BARRAGE
intense volley [1. simultaneous discharge of missiles etc. 2. outburst of questions or other words. 3. return of the ball in tennis/ before it touches the ground.] of many things at once (as in, perhaps, artillery shelling [tufek sacmasinin firlamasi gibi; artillery askeri boluk gibi]).
BATE
with bated breath con ansiedad, conteniendo la respiración
BAWDY
‹ language / scene › subido de tono; ‹ joke › subido de
BEDRAGGLE
"verb.
BELIE
contradict, give a flase impression
BENEFICENT
kindly, doing good
BESEECH
"verb.
BIGOTRY
"noun.
BILIOUS
"adj.
BILK
"verb.
BIVOUAC
"verb.
BIZARRE
"adj.
BOLSTER
support, reinforce
BOMBASTIC
pompous, using inflated language
BOORISH
"adj.
BRANDISH
To move or wave, as a weapon; to flourish
BRAZEN
"adj.
BUCOLIC
"adj.
BUNGLE:
To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner
BUOYANT
"adj.
BURGEON
grow forth, send out buds
BURNISH
make shiny by rubbing, polish
BUTTRESS
support, prop up
CACKLE
To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does; to laugh in a broken manner
CACOPHONOUS
discordant, inharmonious
CAJOLE
"(verb)
CALLOUS
"adj.
CALUMNIATE
"verb.
CANTANKEROUS
"adj.
CAPRICIOUS
unpredictable, fickle
CARP
To find fault; to criticize words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly.
CARRION
"noun.
CASTIGATION
punishment, severe criticism
CATALYST
agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged, person or thing that causes action
CATATONIC
"The definition of catatonic (adj) is In a stupor; experiencing either rigidity or extreme flexibility of the limbs.. Here is an example of it in use:
CAUSTIC
Burning; corrosive; destructive
CAVALCADE
A procession of persons on horseback
CELERITY
"noun.
CHAGRIN
"noun.
CHAMELEON:
A lizard that changes color to match its surroundings.
CHARY
"adj.
CHASTEN
"verb.
CHERUBIC
"adj.
CHICANERY
"noun.
CHROMATIC
"adj.
CIRCUMLOCUTION
An indirect and wordy means of expression.
CLANDESTINE
"adj.
CLEAVE
adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling
COAGULATE
thicken, congeal, clot
CODA
concluding section of a musical or literary composition, something that summarizes or concludes
COGENT
convincing
COGNATE
"adj.
COLLATERAL
"NOUN
COMELY
Pleasing or agreeable to the sight
COMMENSURATE
corresponding in extent or degree or amount, proportionate
COMPENDIUM
A short review of a particular subject or issue.
COMPLAISANT
trying to please, overly polite, obliging
COMPLIANT
yielding, conforming to requirements
CONCEIT
"noun.
CONCILIATORY
reconciling, soothing
CONDONE
overlook, forgive, give tacit approval, excuse
CONFOUND
confuse, puzzle
CONGENIAL
Allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
CONNOISSEUR
person competent to act as a judge of something, a lover of an art
CONTENTION
claim, thesis
CONTENTIOUS
quarrelsome
CONTRITE
penitent
CONUNDRUM
riddle, difficult problem
CONVERGE
approach, tend to meet, come together
CONVOLUTED
coiled around, involved, intricate
COPIOUS
Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.
CORDIAL
"adj.
CORPULENT
"adj.
CORRODE
To consume; to wear away; to gradually wear away; to impair; rust.
COUNTERVAIL:
Act in opposition, counteract (often against a harmful force); compensate, offset, counterbalance
COZEN
"cozen (verb)
CRAVEN
cowardly
CUPIDITY
"noun.
CURATOR
Custodian, especially one in charge of a museum or zoo.
CURSORY
Performed rapidly without attention to details; hasty.
DABBLE
To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way.
DAUNT
Discourage by reason of difficulty, intimidate, overwhelm, instill fear or lessen courage
DECOROUS
Satisfying the demands of polite society; proper, correct, seemly.
DECORUM
propriety, orderliness and good taste in manners
DECREPIT
"Decrepit (adj.)
DECRY
Find fault with. Publically condemn or belittle
DEFAULT
failure to act
DEFEATIST
Expecting or anticipating loss
DEFERENCE
courteous regard for another's wish
DEFERENTIAL
"adj.
DELINEATE
portray, depict, sketch
DENIGRATE
blacken
DERELICTION
"noun.
DERIDE
ridicule, make fun of
DERISIVE
Mocking, laughing; dismissive
DERIVATIVE
unoriginal, obtained from another source
DESICCATE
dry up
DESTITUTE
Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy.
DESULTORY
aimless, haphazard, disgressing at random
DETAIN
To hold back.
DETERRENT
something that discourages, hindrance
DIATRIBE
bitter scolding, invective
DICHOTOMY
split, branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
DIFFIDENCE
shyness
DIFFIDENT
Hesitant and timid; unassertive.
DIFFUSE
wordy, rambling, spread out (like a gas)
DIGRESSION
wandering away from the subject
DILATE
"verb.
DILATORY
"Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy
DIRGE
"noun.
DISABUSE
correct a false impression, undeceive
DISCERNING
mentally quick and observant, having insight
DISCOMFIT
Upset, frustrate, make uncomfortable
DISCORDANT
not harmonious, conflicting
DISCREDIT
defame, destroy confidence in, disbelieve
DISCREPANCY
lack of consistency, difference
DISCRETE
separate, unconnected, consisting of distinct parts
DISHEVELLED
"adj.
DISINGENUOUS
lacking genuine candor, insincere
DISINTERESTED
unprejudiced
DISJOINTED
lacking coherence, separated at the joints
DISMISS
eliminate from consideration, reject
DISPARAGE
belittle
DISPARATE
basically different, unrelated
DISSEMBLE
disguise, pretend
DISSEMINATE
distribute, spread, scatter (like seeds)
DISSOLUTION
disintegration, looseness in morals
DISSONANCE
discord, opposite of harmony
DISTEND
"verb.
DISTILL
purify, refine, concentrate
DIVERGE
vary, go in different directions from the same point
DIVEST
strip, deprive
DOCUMENT
provide written evidence
DOGMATIC
opinionated, arbitrary, doctrinal
DORMANT
Sleeping, in an inactive state, but with the potential to awaken.
DRIVEL
Stupid talk; nonsense
DROLL
"adj.
DROSS
"noun.
DUCTILE
Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; capable of being drawn out.
DUPE
someone easily fooled
DURESS
"noun.
DWINDLE
"(verb)
EBULLIENT
showing excitement, overflowing with enthusiasm
ECLECTIC
selective, composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
EFFACE
"verb.
EFFICACY
power to produce desired effect
EFFRONTERY
impudence, shameless boldness, sheer nerve, presumptuousness
EFFULGENT
"adj.
ELATION
"noun.
ELEEMOSYNARY
pertaining to charity; charitable
ELEGY
poem or song expressing lamentation
ELICIT
draw out by discussion
ELOQUENCE
Clear and forceful expression of meaning or feeling.
EMACIATE:
To become or to cause to become very thin, as when starving.
EMBARK:
To set out on a voyage; to engage in any affair
EMBELLISH
adorn, ornament, enhance (as a story)
EMPIRICAL
based on experience
EMULATE
imitate, rival
ENCOMIUM
A statement of high, glowing, enthusiastic praise.
ENCUMBERED
Burdened; weighed down.
ENDEMIC
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
ENERVATE
weaken
ENGENDER
cause, produce
ENHANCE
increase, improve
ENJOIN
"verb.
ENMITY:
Strong hatred.
ENNUI
A feeling of weariness and disgust; tedium.
ENTRANCE
"verb.
EPHEMERAL
"adj.
EPICURE
A person with discriminating taste (e.g. in food and wine).
EQUANIMITY
calmness of temperament, composure
EQUIVOCATE
lie, mislead, attempt to conceal the truth
ERUDITE
learned, scholarly
ESOTERIC
hard to understand, known only to the chosen few
ESPOUSE:
To take up as a supporter.
EULOGY
expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
EUPHEMISM
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
EXACERBATE
worsen, embitter
EXACTING
Demanding;strict; not easily satisfied.
EXCULPATE
clear from blame
EXIGENCY
urgent situation, pressing needs or demands, state of requiring immediate attention
EXPATIATE
To enlarge or elaborate upon something; to go on in great detail.
EXPEDIENT
"adj.
EXPIATION:
Atonement, the making of amends.
EXPURGATE
To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous.
EXTIRPATE
To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate
EXTRAPOLATION
projection, conjecture
FACETIOUS
joking (often inappropriately), humorous
FACILE
easily done, overly simplistic
FACILITATE
help bring about, make less difficult
FALLACIOUS
false, misleading
FASTIDIOUS
Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; fussy.
FATUOUS
brainless, inane, foolish yet smug
FAWN
"verb.
FAWNING
trying to please by behaving flattering or cringing
FAZE
"verb.
FEBRILE
"adj.
FELICITOUS
apt, suitably expressed, well chosen
FELON:
A person guilty or capable of crime.
FERRET
Search out and bring to light; to drive out from a hiding place.

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