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ABATE
to lessen; subsude
ACARPOUS
no longer fertile
ACCEDE
agree
ABRADED
rubbed off
ABUT
border upon
ABSTRUSE
difficult to comprehend; obscure
ABORTIVE
unsuccessful; fruitless
ABHOR
to hate; to detest
ABSTRACT
theoretical; not concrete
ABSTINENCE
restraint from pleasant things
ABOMINABLE
detestable; extremely unpleasant
ABOMINATE
loathe; hate
ABNEGATION
self-sacrifice
ABOLISH
cancel; put an end to
ABSOLVE
pardon
ABJURE
promise to give up
ABSCOND
to go away suddenly and hide
ABLUTION
washing
ABSTAIN
refrain; withhold from participation
ABSOLUTE
complete; certain
ABIDE
be faithful to; endure
ABSTEMIOUS
temperate; sparing in drink
ABJECT
wretched; lacking pride; showing lack of self-respect
ABET
help/encourage somebody (in doing wrong)
ABEYANCE
suspended action
ABDICATION
giving up control or authority
ABDICATE
renounce; give up (authority)
ABBREVIATE
shorten
ABROGATE
repeal or annul by authority
ABASH
embarrass
ABASE
lower; degrade; humiliate
ACCESSIBLE
easy to approach; obtainable
ACCLAIMED
welcomed with shouts and approval
ACCENTUATE
give more force or attention to
ACCELERATE
move faster
Plastic
adj. Able to be molded, altered, bent
Attenuate
v. To reduce in force/degree; to weaken
Convoluted
adj. Intricate and complicated
Credulous
adj. Too trusting; gullible
Dilatory
adj. Intended to delay
Dilettante
n. Someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Dirge
n. A funeral hymn or mournful speech
Esoteric
adj. Known or understood by only a few
Estimable
adj. Admirable
Exculpate
v. To clear from blame; prove innocent
Impetuous
adj. Quick to act without thinking
Innocuous
adj. Harmless
Inundate
v. To overwhelm; cover with water
Loquacious
adj. Talkative
Reprobate
n. A morally unprincipled person
Extenuate
v. Weaken
Exiguous
adj. Excessively scanty
Bellicose
adj. Warlike in manner or temperament
Baleful
adj. Deadly
Apprise
v. Inform
Apostate
n. Abandons his religious faith
Apogee
n. Highest point
Antedilluvian
adj. Extremely ancient
Ancillary
n. Aid or accessory
Apocryphal
adj. Of doubtful authenticity
Surreptitious
adj. Clandestine
Machination
n. Crafty scheme
Prosaic
adj. Everyday, ordinary
Pithy
adj. Tersely cogent
Pernicious
adj. Injurious or destructive
Recondite
adj. Difficult to understand
Louche
adj. Not reputable or decent
Indemnify
v. Compensate for
Miasma
n. Atmosphere/influence that tends to deplete or corrupt
Dissolute
adj. Lacking restraint
Invidious
v. Causing disconnect, envy, animosity
Adroit
v. Having/showing skill, resourcefulness
Insouciant
n. Lighthearted unconcern
Prolix
adj. Wordy
Fluvial
adj. Relating to a river
Knell
n. An indication of the end or failure
Jaunty
adj. Sprightly in manner/appearance
Exigent
adj. Urgent
Castigation
n. Severe criticism
Extemporaneous
adj. Improvised
Venal
adj. Corruptable
Untoward
adj. Unfortunate; stubborn
Supercillious
adj. Arrogant, condescending
Stolid
adj. Dull
Recidivism
n. Habitual return to crime
Recalcitrant
adj. Stubborn
Prevaricate
v. Lie
Politic
adj. Well devised
Perfidious
adj. Disloyal
Malinger
v. Fake illness
Lambaste
v. Thrash verbally or physically
Inveigle
v. Lead astray
Inimical
adj. Hostile
Ineffable
adj. Unable to be expressed
Foment
v. Instigate
Fecundity
n. Fertility
Expatiate
adj. Wordy
Enmity
n. Hatred
Enervate
v. Weaken
Complacency
n. Self-satisfaction, smugness
Churlish
adj. Rude
Chicanery
n. Trickery
Calumny
n. Slander
Canard
n. Unfounded rumor
ana-
backwards, reversed
ante-
come before
op-
against
-ness
quality of
-able, -ible
able to
-tude
state of
-logue
kind of writing
-fy
to make
-ship
the art of
-less
without
-ism
practice of
-er, -or
one who
vid, vis
to see
port
to carry
mort
to die
graph
writing
fac
to make
dic
to say
chron
time
bene
good
belli
warlike
arch
to rule
com-
together
semi-
half
hypo-
under
hyper-
over
mal-
bad
retro-
backwards
poly-
many
bi-
two
un-
not
homo-
same
equi-
equal
omni-
all
anti-
against
in-
not
re-
back, again
non-
not
trans-
across
sub-
under
mis-
wrong
mono-
alone, one
ob-
against
inter-
between
Zenith
n. Topmost point
Whimsical
adj. Playful, capricious
Vie
v. Compete
Viable
adj. Capable of maintaining life
Venerate
v. Regard with respect or reverance
Vacuous
adj. Empty
Vacillation
n. Fluctuation
Ubiquitous
adj. Being everywhere
Turbid
adj. Muddy, churned up
Truculence
n. Aggressiveness
Tractable
adj. Easily managed or controlled
Torque
n.Twisting force
Torpor
n. Apathy, lethargy
Tenacious
adj. Persistent, stubborn
Tacit
adj. Not spoken but understood
Supposition
n. The act of supposing
Substantiate
v. Support
Striated
adj. Marked with parallel lines
Stint
v. Be cheap or thrifty
Stigma
n. Symbol of disgrace
Spurious
adj. False
Spendthrift
n. Someone who wastes money
Specious
adj. Seemingly true but actually not, deceptive
Soporific
adj. Something that causes sleep
Sophistry
n. A plausible but misleading argument
Sedulous
adj. Industrious, diligent
Secular
adj. Worldly
Scapegoat
n. Someone who bears the blame for others
Sanction
v. Approve
Salubrious
adj. Wholesome, healthful
Reticent
adj. Quiet in temperament
Resolution
n. Determination
Resigned
adj. Unresisting, patient
Rescind
v. Cancel or take back
Repudiate
v. Disown, disavow
Refractory
adj. Unmanageable, obstinate
Redoubtable
adj. Formidable, fearful
Recant
v. Withdraw previous statement
Rancor
n. Deep seated ill will
Quiescent
adj. Inactive or still
Intransigent
adj. Uncompromising
Intractable
adj. Stubborn
Interdict
v. Forbid or prohibit
Insularity
n. Narrowness of thought
Insipid
adj. Lacking flavor or zest
Ingenuous
adj. Unsophisticated, innocent
Inertia
n. Resistance to change
Inequity
n. Lack of fairness
Indolence
n. Laziness
Indigence
n. Poverty
Incongruous
adj. Disagreeing, incompatible
Inchoate
adj. Just beginning, immature
Imprudent
adj. Unwise
Implacable
adj. Unable to be soothed or pacified
Immutable
adj. Unchangeable
Iconoclastic
adj. Destroying sacred images
Hyperbole
n. Exaggeration
Homogenous
adj. The same kind
Harangue
n. Tirade, long angry speech
Hamper
v. Get in the way of
Guileless
adj. Sincere
Gregarious
adj. Talkative, sociable
Gratuitous
adj. Free, unearned
Embellish
v. Adorn
Elicit
v. Bring out, draw forth
Fervor
n. Intensity of emotion
Graduated
adj. Arranged by degrees
Garrulity
n. Talkativeness
Gainsay
v. Deny
Frugal
adj. Thrifty
Forestall
v. Prevent or delay
Forbearance
n. Abstinence
Flout
v. Scoff at, scorn
Fledgling
n. Young and inexperienced
Fetter
v. Shackle
Fawning
adj. Seek favor by flattery
Fallible
adj. Capable of erring
Fallacious
adj. Misleading
Facilitate
v. Make less difficult
Facetious
adj. Humorous
Extrapolation
n. An inference based on known information
Evanescent
adj. Fleeting, vanishing
Euphoria
n. Bliss, great happiness
Eulogy
n. Great praise
Erudite
adj. Deeply learned
Equivocate
v. Lie, mislead
Equanimity
n. Calm and even-tempered
Episodic
adj. Segmented
Ephemeral
adj. Fleeting
Engender
v. Cause
Endemic
adj. Prevalent to a locality or people
Efficacy
n. Power to produce desired effect
Eclectic
adj. Selecting from different sources
Ebullient
adj. Overflowing with excitement
Ductility
n. Capable of being easily molded, flexibility
Droll
adj. Odd and amusing

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