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abacus
frame with balls for calculating
abdication
giving up control authority
abet
help/encourage smb (in doing wrong)
abhor
to hate to detest
abjure
promise or swear to give up
abraded
rubbed off worn away by friction
abstruse
difficult to comprehend obscure
abut
border on
abysmal
bottomless extreme
acarpous
effete no longer fertile worn out
adamant
kind of stone inflexible
affable
polite and friendly
affinity
close connection relationship
agog
eager/excited
ail
trouble be ill
alcove
recess/partially enclosed place
aloof
reserved indifferent
amortize
end (a debt) by setting aside money
antidote
medicine used against a poison or a disease
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
aplomb
self-confidence
apropos
appropriate to the situation apt
arabesque
a complex ornate design
arboreal
of connected with trees
ardor
enthusiasm
argot
jargon slang
arrant
in the highest degree
ascertain
get to know
ascribe
consider to be the origin of or belonging to
aseptic
surgically clean
asperity
roughness harshness ill temper irritability
aspersion
slander
assail
with attack violently
astute
clever quick at seeing to get an advantage
atonement
repayment death of Jesus
attune
bring into harmony
auspicious
favorable successful prosperous
auxiliary
helping supporting
avid
eager greedy
avow
admit. Declare openly
baleful
harmful ominous causing evil
balk
obstacle purposely to get on the way of
baneful
causing harm or ruin pernicious destructive
barrage
artificial obstacle built across a river
bask
in enjoy warmth and light
belabor
beat hard
bequest
arrangement to give smth at death
berate
scold sharply
bereft
rob or dispossess of smth (material)
bewilder
puzzle confuse
bilge
bulge the protuberance of a cask
blandishment
flattery coaxing
blandness
polite manner comforting uninteresting
blatant
noisy and rough
boisterous
loud noisy rough lacking restraint
brash
hasty rush cheeky saucy
brass
yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc)
brazen
made of brass
brittle
easily broken
broach
bring up announce begin to talk about
brook
to tolerate endure
cabal
a scheme or plot a group of plotters
cadge
to beg to get by begging
cajole
use flattery or deceit to persuade
calipers
metal supports attached to the legs measuring instrument
calumny
slander aspersion
cant
insincere talk/jargon
cantankerous
bad-tempered/quarrelsome
canvass
discuss thoroughly sort of touting
centurion
leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
chastened
corrected punished
chastisement
punishment
chauvinist
a blindly devoted patriot
churl
bad-tempered person
clinch
come to grips/settle conclusively
cling
to resist separation
cloture
closing device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting
coalescing
coming together and uniting into one substance
coddle
treat with care and tenderness
coeval
of the same period coexisting
colander
bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water
collusion
secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
commemorate
keep the memory of
commodious
having plenty of space for what is needed
compunction
feeling of regret for one's action
congeal
make or become stiff and solid
connotation
suggestion in addition to
consequential
pompous self important
console
give comfort or sympathy to
conspicuous
easily seen remarkable
consternation
surprise and fear dismay
constrain
compel
consummate
perfect/make perfect/complete
contemn
to scorn or despise
contumacious
insubordinate rebellious
conviction
convincing firm belief
convoke
call together summon
cordial
warm and sincere
cordon
line (of police acting as a guard)
cornucopia
abundant supply
corroboration
additional strengthening evidence
countenance
to favor or approve of
countervail
counterbalance
covert
disguised
coy
shy/modest (esp of a girl)
crass
very great (es. stupidity)
cravat
piece of linen worn as a necktie
curmudgeon
bad-tempered person
cursory
quick hurried
curtail
make shorter then was planned
dawdler
person who is slow waste of time
debacle
a breakup overthrow sudden disaster
decree
order given by authority
decry
disapprove of
deferential
showing respect
deluge
great flood heavy rush of water
demagogue
person appealing not to reasons
denouement
an outcome or solution the unraveling of a plot
deposition
dethronement depositing
deprave
make morally bad corrupt
dereliction
deserting and leaving to fall into ruins
descry
catch sight of see smth in the distance
desiccant
substance used to absorb moisture
desuetude
cessation of use disuse
detraction
slandering verbal attack aspersion
detumescence
diminishing or lessening of swelling
diaphanous
transparent gauzy
discomfit
confuse embarrass
disconcert
upset the self-possession of
discountenance
refuse to approve of
disdain
look on with contempt
disencumber
free from encumbrance
disinter
dig up from the earth
dislodge
move force from the place occupied
dismal
sad gloomy miserable
dissent
have a different opinion refuse to assent
distraught
distracted violently upset in mind
divestiture
taking off getting rid of giving up
doggerel
trivial poorly constructed verse
dormant
in a state of inactivity but awaiting development
dote
show much fondness center one's attention
drawl
slow way of speaking
droll
jesting
drone
male bee person who isn't self-employed
dud
no use person smth that fails
dulcet
melodious harmonious
duplicity
deliberate deception
duress
threats to compel smb
dynamo
a generator something that produces electric current
earthenware
dishes made of baked clay
ecumenical
representing the whole Christian world
edacious
voracious devouring
eddy
circular or spiral movement (e.g.. of wind)
effete
infertile worn out weak
effluvia
outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor
egress
way out exit
emaciate
make thin and weak
embezzle
use in a wrong way for one's own benefit
emote
stir up excite
encomium
warm or glowing praise eulogy panegyric
encumbrance
burden things that get on the way of
engrossing
taken up all the time or attention writing in large or formal
enmity
hatred being an enemy
ensign
flag/badge
entangle
put into difficulties
enthral
please greatly/enslave (fig)
entreat
ask earnestly
enzyme
catalyst
epicurean
devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)
epistle
letter
epithet
adjective
equable
steady regular
equanimity
calmness of temperament
equipoise
equal distribution of weight equilibrium
equivocal
having a double or doubtful meaning suspicious
eradicate
get rid of pull up by the roots
erratic
irregular in behaviour or opinion
eschew
avoid
espouse
marry give one's support to
evince
to show clearly to indicate
excoriation
severe criticism
exorbitant
much too high or great
expatiate
to roam wander freely
expedient
likely to be useful for a purpose
expiation
ending expiring
expostulate
argue earnestly to dissuade correct or protest
expurgate
to remove obscenity purify censor
exscind
to cut out cut away
extenuate
reduce the strength of lessen seriousness partially excuse
extirpate
to destroy exterminate cut out exscind
extol
praise highly
extort
obtain by threats violence
extralegal
outside the law
extricable
that can be freed
exuberance
state of growing vigorously being full of life
facile
easily done
feckless
lacking purpose or vitality ineffective careless
fecund
fertile
feint
pretend
ferment
substance become excited
ferret
discover by searching search
fervid
showing earnest feeling
fetid
stinking
fetter
to shackle put in chains
feud
bitter quarrel over a long period of time
figurehead
carved image on the prow of a ship
finesse
delicate way of dealing with a situation
fission
splitting or division (esp. of cells)
fixate
stare at
flak
criticism/anti-aircraft guns
flamboyant
brightly colored florid
flinch
draw move back wince
flop
fail/move/fall clumsily
florid
very much ornamented naturally red (e.g.. of face)
foible
defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
foil
prevent from carrying out contrast
foppish
like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
forage
food for horses and cattle
forbear
refrain from be patient ancestor
forbearance
patience willingness to wait
ford
shallow place in a river (to cross)
forswear
renounce disallow repudiate
fracas
noisy quarrel
frenetic
frantic frenzied
froward
intractable not willing to yield or comply stubborn
fulsome
disgusting offensive due to excessiveness
garble
make unfair selection from facts
garner
to gather and save to store up
gaucherie
socially awkward tactless behavior
glean
gather facts in small quantities
glut
supply to much fill to excess
gossamer
soft light delicate material
grave
serious requiring consideration
graze
touch or scrape lightly in passing
hack
cut roughly hired horse
harbinger
smth or smb that foretells the coming of
harrow
to distress create stress or torment
haughty
arrogant conceited
heinous
odious (of crime)
hermetic
sealed by fusion
hew
make by hard work cut (by striking)
highbrow
(person) with superior tastes
hirsute
hairy shaggy
hoi
polloi the masses the rabble
homiletics
act of preaching
hone
stone used for sharpening tools
hoodwink
trick mislead
husk
worthless outside part of anything
hypocrisy
falsely making oneself appear to be good
idiosyncrasy
personal mannerism

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