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abase
verb: To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
abdicate
verb: To give up (power or rights). The king abdicated the throne. The congressman abdicated his responsibility when he took a bribe.
aberration
noun: Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abeyance
temporary supression or suspension. He held his concerns in abeyance until the speaker was finished.
abject
adjective: Sunk to a low condition.
abstruse
adjective: Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
acerbity / acerbic
noun/adj: Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acquiesce
verb: To comply; submit.
acrimony
noun: Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
adulterate
verb: To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty or art
aggrandize
verb: To cause to appear greatly.
alacrity
noun: Cheerful willingness.
allegory
noun: The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
amalgamate
verb: To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
ameliorate
verb: To relieve, as from pain or hardship
amortize
to diminish by installment payments
anachronism
noun: Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
anathema
noun: Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
ancillary
accessory; subordinate; helping
antediluvian
adjective: Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
anterior
adjective: Prior.
antipathy
noun: dislike, hostility, extreme opposition or aversion
apocryphal
not genuine; fictional
apotheosis
noun: Deification.
approbation
noun: Sanction.
ardent
adjective: Burning with passion.
ardor
noun: Intensity of passion or affection.
arduous
extremely difficult; laborious
ascetic
adjective: Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
aspersion
noun: false rumor; damaging report; slander
assiduous
adjective: Diligent.
assuage
verb: To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
astringent
adjective: Harsh in disposition or character.
atrocious
adjective: Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel.
atrophy
to waste away; to wither from disuse
attenuate
to weaken, to make thin or slender
augur / augury
verb: To predict. Noun: prophecy, prediction of events
august
dignified, awe inspiring, venerable
auspicious
having favorable prospects, promising
avarice
noun: Passion for getting and keeping riches.
axiom
premise, postulate, self-evident truth
baleful
adjective: Malignant.
banal
adjective: Commonplace.
bastion
fortifications, stronghold
belabor
to insist repeatedly or harp on
beleaguer
to harass, plague
belie
verb: To misrepresent.
bellicose
adjective: Warlike.
belligerent
adjective: Manifesting a warlike spirit.
benighted
unenlightened
bequeath
verb: To give by will.
beseech
verb: To implore.
bilk
to cheat, defraud
blandish
to coax with flattery
blight
to afflict, to destroy
bonhome
good natured geniality, atmosphere of good cheer
boon
blessing, something to be thankful for
bourgeois
middle class
breach
noun: The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
brigand
noun: One who lives by robbery and plunder.
brusque
adjective: Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
burgeon
to sprout or flourish
buttress
noun: Any support or prop.
cadence
noun: Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
cajole
verb: To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
callow
adjective: Without experience of the world.
capacious
adjective: Roomy.
capitulate
verb: To surrender or stipulate terms.
caprice / capricious
noun: A whim. Ajd: impulsive, whimsical, without much thought
castigate
verb: To punish.
catharsis
purification, emothionally cleaning
catholic
ajd: broad and comprehensive, universal
cavalier
carefree, happy, with lordly disdain
centripetal
directed or moving towards the center
chagrin
noun: Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
charlatan
noun: A quack.
chicanery
trickery, fraud, deception
choleric
adjective: Easily provoked to anger.
circumlocution
noun: Indirect or roundabout expression.
circumscribe
verb: To confine within bounds.
circumspect
adjective: Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
clandestine
adjective: Surreptitious.
clemency
noun: Mercy.
coalescence
noun: The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
collateral
accompanying, associated
colloquy
noun: Conversation.
collusion
noun: A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
comely / omeliness
adjective: Handsome. Noun: physical grace or beauty
commensurate
proportional, appropriate amount
commodious
roomy, spacious
compliment
verb: To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
compunction
noun: Remorseful feeling.
conciliatory
adjective: Tending to reconcile.
congenital
existing since birth (e.g., congenital disease)
congruity
correspondence, harmony, agreement
conjecture
noun: A guess.
conjure
to evoke, to cast a spell
consonant
adjective: Being in agreement or harmony with.
construe
to interpret or explain
consummate
verb: To bring to completion. Adj: accomplished, complete, perfect
continence
noun: Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
contravene
verb: To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
convivial
adjective: Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
convoke
to call together, to summon
convoluted
adj: twisted, complicated, invovled
copious
adjective: Plenteous.
corporeal
adjective: Of a material nature; physical.
corpulent
adjective: Obese, fat
corroborate
verb: To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
cosset
to pamper, to treat with great care
countenance
Noun: facial expression, look of approval or support Verb: to favor or support
countermand
to annul, cancel, to give a contrary order
craven
cowardly
credence
noun: Belief.
credulous
adjective: Easily deceived.
crescendo
gradual increase (as in loudness of music)
culpable
adjective: Guilty.
cupidity
noun: Avarice.
curmudgeon
cranky person (usually male!)
cursory
adjective: Rapid and superficial.
dauntless / daunt
adjective: Fearless. Verb: to discourage, to intimidate
debase
verb: To lower in character or virtue.
debilitate
to weaken, make feebable
debunk
to discredit, to disprove
deciduous
adjective: Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
declivity
downward slope
decorous
adjective: Suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
decry
to belittle, to openly condemn
deference
noun: Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
deft
skilful, dexterous
deleterious
adjective: Hurtful, morally or physically.
delineate
verb: To represent by sketch or diagram.
deluge
verb: To overwhelm with a flood of water.
demur
to express doubts or objections
dennigrate
to slur someone's reputation
depose
to remove from a high position,as from a throne
deprave\ity
noun: sinfulness, moral corruption
deprecate
verb: To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
depreciate
verb: To lessen the worth of.
derogate
to belittle, to openly disparage
desecrate
to abuse something sacred (like a church or tomb)
desiccant
noun: Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
despondent
adjective: Disheartened.
despot
noun: An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
destitute
adjective: Poverty-stricken.
desultory
adjective: Not connected with what precedes.
dexterity
noun: Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
diabolic
adjective: Characteristic of the devil.
diaphanous
adjective: Transparent.
diatribe
noun: A bitter or malicious criticism.
dichotomy
division into two (often opposing) parts
dictum
noun: A positive utterance.
didactic
adjective: Pertaining to teaching.
diffidence
noun: Self-distrust.
dilatory
adjective: Tending to cause delay.
diminutive
small, little; Betty is dimutive of Elizabeth
disconcerting
bewildering, perplexing, slightly disturbing
discord
noun: Absence of harmoniousness, disagrement, variance
discursive
adjective: Passing from one subject to another.
disparage
verb: To regard or speak of slightingly.
dissemble
verb: To hide by pretending something different.
disseminate
verb: To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
dissension
noun: Angry or violent difference of opinion.
dissipate
verb: To disperse or disappear.
distend
verb: To stretch out or expand in every direction.
dither
to move or act confusedly or without clear purpose
diurnal
adjective: Daily.
divine
verb: to fortell the future adj: godlike
divisive
creating disunity or conflict
dogmatic
adjective: Making statements without argument or evidence.
doleful
adjective: Melancholy.
droll
amusing in a wry, subtle way
dulcet
pleasant sounding, soothing to the ear
duress
threat of force or intimidation
dyspeptic
gloomy and irritable, suffering from indigestion
ebb
to fade away; to recede
ebullient
adjective: Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
edict
noun: That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
edify
verb: To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
efface
verb: To obliterate.
efficacious
adjective: Effective.
effigy
likeness of a person (symbol for a person instead of the person themselves) He was hanged in effigy since they couldn't hang him for real.
effrontery
noun: Unblushing impudence.
effulgence
noun: Splendor, brilliance
effusive
adj: expressing emotion without restraint, overflowing with emotion
egregious
adjective: Extreme.
egress
noun: Any place of exit.
elucidate
verb: To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
endemic
adjective: Peculiar to some specified country or people.
enervate
verb: To render ineffective or inoperative.
engender
verb: To produce.
enmity
noun: Hatred.
ennui
boredom, lack of interest or energy
ensconce
to settle comfortably into a place (like an arm chair, or job(
entreaty
noun: An earnest request.
ephemeral
momentary, transitory, fleeting
Epicurean
adjective: Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
epigram
noun: A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
equanimity
noun: Evenness of mind or temper.
erudite
adjective: Very-learned.
esoteric
understood by only a few (like very high math)
ethereal (ih theer ee uhl)
not of this world, spiritual, very delicate
ethos
belief or (moral) character of a group (
evanescent
adjective: Fleeting.
evince
verb: To make manifest or evident.
exacerbate
verb: To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
exculpate
to clear of blame or fault, vindicate (clear of crime)
execrable
adjective: Abominable.
exhort
to urge or incite by strong speech
exhume
verb: To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
exigent
adjective: Urgent.
exonerate
verb: To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
expedient
adjective: Contributing to personal advantage.
expiate
verb: To make satisfaction or amends for.(like for a sin)
expurgate
to censor, to get rid of all trace of
extemporaneous
adjective: Done or made without much or any preparation.
extricate
verb: Disentangle.
fallow
noun: Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.
fastidious
adjective: Hard to please.
fatuous
adjective: Idiotic
fecund
fertile, fruitful, productive (lots of growing things or babies)
felicitate
verb: To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
fervid
adjective: Intense.
fetid
foul-smelling, putrid (like a scummy pond)
fetter
to bind, chain, confine
flacid
limp, flabby, weak
florid
adjective: Flushed with red.
foible
noun: A personal weakness or failing.
foment
to arouse or incite (foment a riot)
forbearance
noun: Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
forswear
verb: To renounce upon oath.
forte (fohr tay)
noun: A strong point.
founder
to sink, to fall hoplessly (either physically or emotionaly)
fracas
noisy dispute
fractious
unruly, rebellious
fulsome
adjective: Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
gambol
noun: Playful leaping or frisking.
garner
to gather and store (his great deeds garnered praise from everyone)
garrulous
adjective: Given to constant trivial talking.
gibe
verb: To utter taunts or reproaches.
glib
smooth spoken in an insincere manner, offhand, casual
glower
to glare, stare angrily and intensely
goad
to prod or urge (goad the mule on, goad him until he lost his temper)
guile
noun: Duplicity.
gustatory / gusto
adj: relating to sense of taste noun: keen enjoyment
hackney
verb: To make stale or trite by repetition.
hapless
unfortunate, having bad luck, cannot get anything right
harbinger
noun: One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
harrowing
extremely distressing, terrifying (harrowing journey through the volcano)

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