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ineptitude
quality of being unskillful
repast
meal
churl
bad-tempered person
disencumber
free from encumbrance
incredulous
skeptical unwilling to believe
perjury
willful FALSE statement unlawful act
entreat
ask earnestly
eddy
circular or spiral movement (e.g.. of wind)
grievous
causing grief or pain serious dire grave
facile
easily done
gist
the point general sense
earthenware
dishes made of baked clay
exorbitant
much too high or great
fidget
move restlessly make nervous
fixate
stare at
avid
eager greedy
exoneration
set smb clear free (e.g.. from blame)
consequential
pompous self important
garner
to gather and save to store up
dislodge
move force from the place occupied
mite
Avery small amount, portion, or particle
encomium
warm or glowing praise eulogy panegyric
abscond
to go away suddenly (to avoid arrest)
implicate
show that smb has a share
diatribe
bitter and violent attack in words
plummet
fall plunge steeply
irresolute
hesitating undecided
graze
touch or scrape lightly in passing
recant
take back as being FALSE give up
amortize
end (a debt) by setting aside money
savor
taste flavor something
dogmatic
positive certain arbitrary without room for discussion
nadir
lowest weakest point
commuter
person who travels regularly
knit
draw together unite firmly
stanch
to stop the flow of a fluid
apprise
give notice to inform
exploit
brilliant achievement develop use selfishly
peripatetic
wandering
ingenuous
naive young artless frank honest sincere
reticent
reserved untalkative silent taciturn
exigency
emergency an urgent situation
extant
still in existence
burgeon
grow forth send out buds
obsequious
too eager to obey or serve
middling
fairly good but not very good
epithet
adjective
welter
turmoil a bewildering jumble
embezzle
use in a wrong way for one's own benefit
candid
frank straight-forward
harbinger
something or smb that foretells the coming of
idiosyncrasy
personal mannerism
brook
to tolerate endure
augury
omen sign
irrevocable
final and unalterable
covetous
eagerly desirous
smolder
burn slowly without flame
impute
to attribute to a cause or source ascribe
bilge
bulge the protuberance of a cask
argot
jargon slang
emaciate
make thin and weak
terse
brief and to the point
abstruse
difficult to comprehend obscure
volatile
changeable inconstant fickle unstable explosive
impudent
rash indiscreet
trepidation
alarm excited state of mind
relapse
fall back again
pivotal
of great importance (others depend on it)
sash
long strip worn round the waist
pedantic
bookish showing off learning
bewilder
puzzle confuse
veracity
truth
squat
crouch/settle without permission
allegiance
duty support loyalty
protracted
prolonged
prevalent
common
inimical
harmful or friendly
apprehensive
grasping understanding fear unhappy feeling about future
sumptuous
magnificent
credulous
ready to believe things
plumb
get to the root of
prone
prostrate inclined to (undesirable things)
plea
request
transient
temporary fleeting
temperate
showing self-control
wend
to go proceed
lavish
giving or producing freely liberally or generously
finesse
delicate way of dealing with a situation
noxious
harmful
rarefy
to make thin to make less dense to purify or refine
admonitory
containing warning
minatory
menacing threatening
blatant
noisy and rough
supine
lying on the back slow to act passive
chastisement
punishment
corroboration
additional strengthening evidence
erratic
irregular in behaviour or opinion
proclivity
inclination
profuse
abundant/lavish
broach
bring up announce begin to talk about
heresy
belief contrary to what is generally accepted
testiness
witness/evidence
glean
gather facts in small quantities
quail
lose courage turn frightened
imperative
urgent essential
consummate
perfect/make perfect/complete
salubrious
healthful
personable
pleasing in appearance attractive
petrify
to make hard rocklike
reprobate
person hardened in sin one devoid of decency
animosity
strong dislike
grovel
crawl humble oneself
august
majestic venerable
sophistry
fallacious reasoning faulty logic
articulate
speak distinctly connect by joints
salacious
obscene
recluse
person who lives alone and avoids people
deviance
being different in moral standards (from normal)
dissent
have a different opinion refuse to assent
coeval
of the same period coexisting
chauvinist
a blindly devoted patriot
whimsical
full of odd and fanciful ideas
lope
move along with long strides
plunge
move quickly suddenly and with force
garrulity
talkativeness
profligacy
shameless immorality
gust
outburst of feeling sudden rain wind fire etc.
hush
make or become silent
commodious
having plenty of space for what is needed
scribble
write hastily
sluggard
lazy slow-moving person
baleful
harmful ominous causing evil
truce
(agreement) stop of fighting for a time
rescind
repeal/annul/cancel
endemic
epidemic
repine
at be discontented with
reverent
feeling or showing deep respect
elaborate
worked out with much care in great detail
miser
person who loves wealth and spends little
inured
accustomed to adapted
rotund
rich and deep plump and round
sodden
soaked saturated
colander
bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water
glut
supply to much fill to excess
concur
agree in opinion happen together
discourse
speech lecture
erudite
learned scholarly
splenetic
bad-tempered irritable
equivocate
try to deceive by equivocal language
temperance
abstinence from alcohol self-control moderation
antithetical
direct opposing
enzyme
catalyst
scabbard
sheath for the blade
equable
steady regular
incongruous
out of place not in harmony or agreement
implicit
implied though not plainly expressed
prolix
tiring because too long
machination
plot scheme (esp. evil)
nebulous
cloud-like hazy vague indistinct
aggravate
make worse irritate
parsimonious
too economical miserly
connoisseur
a person with good judgement (e.g.. in art)
obstreperous
noisy loud
combustion
process of burning
heed
attention/give notice to
swerve
change direction suddenly
lurk
be out of view ready to attack
stint
to be thrifty to set limits
lugubrious
mournful excessively sad
crass
very great (es. stupidity)
philistine
a smug ignorant person one who lacks knowledge
sophomoric
self-assured though immature affected bombastic overblown
brass
yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc)
abraded
rubbed off worn away by friction
discern
see with an effort but clearly
sober
self-controlled
assail
with attack violently
fulsome
disgusting offensive due to excessiveness
pique
hurt the pride or self-respect stir (curiosity)
indelible
that cannot be rubbed out
dereliction
deserting and leaving to fall into ruins
bereft
rob or dispossess of something (material)
convoke
call together summon
raffish
low vulgar base tawdry
irate
angry
divestiture
taking off getting rid of giving up
infuse
put pour fill
solvent
of the power of forming a solution
timorous
fearful timid afraid
desultory
aimless haphazard digressing at random
denigrate
blacken belittle sully defame
drone
male bee person who isn't self-employed
flaunting
show off complacently
panegyric
formal praise eulogy
chastened
corrected punished
palate
roof of the mouth sense of taste
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt
asterisk
the mark * (e.g.. omitted letters)
epitome
brief summary representative example a typical model
overhaul
examine thoroughly to learn about the condition
sublime
extreme astounding
disdain
look on with contempt
pucker
wrinkle
expurgate
to remove obscenity purify censor
eschew
avoid
dainty
pretty/delicate(food)/difficult to please
conspicuous
easily seen remarkable
diffidence
shyness
egress
way out exit
contumacious
insubordinate rebellious
impermeable
that cannot be permeated
propinquity
nearness in time or place affinity of nature
ardor
enthusiasm
countervail
counterbalance
picaresque
involving clever rogues or adventurers
limn
paint portray
feint
pretend
dote
show much fondness center one's attention
sycophant
person who flatter to the rich and powerful
harangue
a long passionate speech
agile
active quick-moving
sanction
approval (by authority) penalty
mettle
quality of endurance or courage
recreancy
cowardice a cowardly giving up
concord
agreement or harmony
bedizen
to adorn especially in a cheap showy manner
abut
border on
waft
scent waving movement carry lightly through
ominous
threatening
elegy
a lament a melancholy composition
contrite
filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing
tadpole
form of a frog when it leaves the egg
harrow
to distress create stress or torment
requite
repay give in return
precarious
uncertain risky dangerous
austere
severely moral and strict simple and plain
lull
become quiet or less active
opaqueness
dullness/not allowing light to pass through
apt
well-suited quick-witted
foil
prevent from carrying out contrast
burnish
to polish rub to a shine
uncouth
rough awkward
somatic
of the body
underbid
make a lower bid then smb else
aseptic
surgically clean
suppliant
asking humbly beseeching
insurrection
rising of people to open resistance to
aver
affirm assert prove justify
boisterous
loud noisy rough lacking restraint
brittle
easily broken
hone
stone used for sharpening tools
debacle
a breakup overthrow sudden disaster
nostrum
a quack remedy an untested cure
valiant
brave
droll
jesting
soporific
producing sleep
macerate
make or become soft by soaking in water
revere
have deep respect for
negligent
taking too little care
stipulate
state or put forward as a necessary condition
gourmand
a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
pine
waste away through sorrow or illness
engulf
swallow up
telltale
That gives warning or information
raconteur
person who tells anecdotes
embellish
make beautiful
inasmuch
since because
epiphany
A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
punctilious
precise paying attention to trivialities
ambiguous
doubtful uncertain
salutary
remedial wholesome causing improvement
imminent
likely to come or happen soon
audacious
daring foolishly bold impudent
interim
as an installment
extinct
no longer active
substantiation
giving facts to support (statement)
pliant
pliable easily bent shaped or twisted
contiguous
touching neighboring near
reminiscent
viewing the past
perish
be destroyed decay
counterfeit
forgery
aversion
strong dislike
abdication
giving up control authority
equivocal
having a double or doubtful meaning suspicious
steeply
rising or falling sharply
correlate
have a mutual relation
laudatory
expressing or giving praise
indulge
gratify give way to satisfy allow oneself
inscrutable
incapable of being discovered or understood
fluster
make nervous or confused
palpability
can be felt touched understood
clot
half-solid lump formed from liquid
obloquy
abusively detractive language sharp criticism vituperation
expiation
ending expiring
surfeit
satiate feed to fulness or to excess
defiance
open disobedience or resistance
abhor
to hate to detest
hoax
mischievous trick played on smb for a joke
perilous
dangerous
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual commonplace everyday
flak
criticism/anti-aircraft guns
encapsulate
enclose in capsule
impugned
challenged to be doubted
forage
food for horses and cattle
abeyance
suspended action
palatial
magnificent
florid
very much ornamented naturally red (e.g.. of face)
invincible
too strong to be defeated
craven
cowardly
detumescence
diminishing or lessening of swelling
partisan
one-sided committed to a party biased or prejudiced
infuriate
fill with fury or rage
specious
illogical of questionable truth or merit
torment
severe pain or suffering
abide
be faithful to endure
alleviate
make (pain) easier to bear
servile
like a slave lacking independence
flinch
draw move back wince
ramify
to be divided or subdivided to branch out
abjure
promise or swear to give up
discountenance
refuse to approve of
impassive
unmoved feeling no sign of passion
inimitable
defying imitation unmatchable
coagulation
change to a thick and solid state
turgid
excessively ornate swollen or bloated
affinity
close connection relationship
striated
striped grooved or banded
indomitable
not easily discouraged or subdued
plaque
flat metal on a wall as a memorial
auspicious
favorable successful prosperous
perfunctory
done as a duty without care
enduring
lasting
thwart
obstruct/frustrate
insinuate
suggest unpleasantly make a way for something gently
complaisance
tending to comply obliging willingness to please
discomfit
confuse embarrass
evasive
tending to evade
astringent
substance that shrinks
corporeal
physical of or for the body
ulterior
situated beyond
predominate
have more power than others
apotheosis
deification glorification to godliness
cloture
closing device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting
expatiate
to roam wander freely
gossamer
soft light delicate material
propitious
auspicious presenting favorable circumstances
engrave
impress deeply
stygian
hence dark gloomy
turquoise
greenish-blue precious stone
descry
catch sight of see something in the distance
perfidious
treacherous faithless
attune
bring into harmony
jocular
meant as a joke
fragile
easily injured broken or destroyed
cantankerous
bad-tempered/quarrelsome
froward
intractable not willing to yield or comply stubborn
finical
too fussy about food clothing etc.
dexterity
skill (esp. in handling)
fervor
warmth of feelings earnestness
permeate
spread into every part of
obfuscate
to darken make obscure muddle
itinerate
to travel from place to place to peregrinate
cant
insincere talk/jargon
garrulous
too talkative
centurion
leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
preclude
prevent make impossible
impervious
not allowing to pass through (of materials)
proscribe
denounce as dangerous
recondite
little known abstruse
compunction
feeling of regret for one's action
refine
make or become pure cultural
accretion
the growing of separate things into one
impiety
lack of reverence or dutifulness
assiduous
diligent hard-working sedulous
glimmer
weak/unsteady light
gloat
over look at with selfish delight
fecund
fertile
taut
tightly stretched
caustic
biting sarcastic
fission
splitting or division (esp. of cells)
halcyon
calm and peaceful
eloquence
fluent speaking skillful use of language
abysmal
bottomless extreme
urbane
elegant refined in manners
dissemble
speak or behave so as to hide something (in mind)
writ
written order
fringe
edge ornamental border part of hair over the forehead
impending
imminent being about to happen expected
resort
to frequently visit
yarn
tale story fibers for knitting
agog
eager/excited
brash
hasty rush cheeky saucy
glib
ready and smooth but not sincere
tarnished
lost brightness
vindictive
having a desire to revenge
edacious
voracious devouring
indolence
laziness
odor
smell favor reputation
pariah
an outcast a rejected and despised person
voluble
fluent
ineffable
to great to be described in words
duress
threats to compel smb
inclined
directing the mind in a certain direction
lien
legal claim until a debt on it is repaid
morose
ill-tempered unsocial
vanquish
conquer
insularity
narrow-mindedness isolated
sophisticated
complex subtle refined
pied
of mixed colors
unearth
discover and bring to light
shard
piece of broken earthenware
bolster
give greatly needed support
libel
statement that damages reputation
euphoria
elation state of pleasant excitement
ford
shallow place in a river (to cross)
inculcate
fix firmly by repetition
forbearance
patience willingness to wait
hoodwink
trick mislead
prim
neat formal
valorous
brave
mince
pronounce or speak affectedly euphemize
onerous
needing effort burdensome
hallow
to make holy consecrate
turbulence
being uncontrolled violent
vestige
trace or sign
cordial
warm and sincere
gregarious
living in societies liking the company
xenophile (zen-uh-fahyl)
a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs
quibble
try to avoid by sophistication
excoriation
severe criticism
legacy
something handed down from ancestors
forswear
renounce disallow repudiate
hoi
polloi the masses the rabble
preternatural
not normal or usual
plod
continue doing something without resting
incumbents
official duties
ineluctable
certain inevitable
lustrous
being bright polished
repulsive
causing a feeling of disgust
rejuvenation
becoming young in nature or appearance
baneful
causing harm or ruin pernicious destructive
demagogue
person appealing not to reasons
undermine
weaken gradually at the base make something under
tyro
tiro beginner
abet
help/encourage smb (in doing wrong)
summarily
briefly without delay
vagary
strange act or idea
vex
annoy distress trouble
balk
obstacle purposely to get on the way of
manacle
chains for the hands or feet
supercilious
disdainful characterized by haughty scorn
paucity
scarcity a lacking of
ambivalent
having both of two contrary meanings
secular
material (not spiritual) living outside monasteries
hew
make by hard work cut (by striking)
misanthrope
person who hates mankind
extricable
that can be freed
belligerent
(person nation) waging war
indulgent
inclined to indulge
cajole
use flattery or deceit to persuade
palliate
lessen the severity of
rabble
mob crowd the lower classes of populace
lament
show feel great sorrow
myriad
very great number
retrospective
Looking back on past
wag
merry person
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
crush
press lose shape subdue overwhelm
deluge
great flood heavy rush of water
subsume
include under a rule
tenacity
firmness persistency adhesiveness tending to hang on
evince
to show clearly to indicate
sequence
succession connected line of
vain
without use result conceited
adorn
add beauty decorate
bigot
stubborn narrow-minded person
drowsiness
feeling sleepy half asleep
dud
no use person something that fails
ingest
take in by swallowing
hospitable
liking to give hospitality
fret
worry irritation wear away
attenuate
make thin. weaken enervate
forgery
counterfeit
fetid
stinking
venal
ready to do something dishonest
epistle
letter
snare
trap
coerce
compel to force to make obedient
chary
cautious wary
espouse
marry give one's support to
bequest
arrangement to give something at death
ferment
substance become excited
cadge
to beg to get by begging
interdict
prohibit forbid
aleck
one who considers himself smarter than others
macabre
gruesome suggesting death
hirsute
hairy shaggy
moderation
quality of being limited not extreme
serration
having a toothed edge
saturnine
gloomy dark sullen morose
volubility
fluency verbosity easy use of spoken language
incense
make angry
paradigm
a model example or pattern
sullied
to be stained or discredited
tepid
lukewarm
nonplused
greatly surprised
castigate
to chastise correct by punishing
prune
dried plum silly person
platitude
a trite or banal statement unoriginality
epicurean
devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)
turmoil
trouble disturbance
susceptibility
sensitiveness
petulant
unreasonably impatient
inchoate
not yet fully formed rudimentary elementary
astute
clever quick at seeing to get an advantage
luculent
easily understood lucid clear
phlegmatic
calm sluggish temperament unemotional
temerity
boldness brashness intrepidness
alloy
to debase by mixing with something inferior
breach
opening broken place breaking
impede
hinder get in the way of
pusillanimous
cowardly craven
nugatory
trifling/worthless
imperviousness
haughty arrogant commanding
timid
shy easily frightened
judicious
sound in judgment wise
propitiatory
conciliatory appeasing mitigating
perfidy
treachery breaking of faith
recalcitrant
disobedient
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to taste
enunciate
pronounce (words)/express a theory
peregrination
traveling about wandering
parenthesis
sentence within another one something separated
berate
scold sharply
chicanery
legal trickery/false argument
pry
get something inquire too curiously
quotidian
banal everyday
ascertain
get to know
tassel
bunch of threads
gnaw
waste away bite steadily
hypocrisy
falsely making oneself appear to be good
benevolence
wish or activity in doing good
frenetic
frantic frenzied
importune
beg urgently solicit (of a prostitute)
gouge
tool for cutting grooves in wood
regale
to delight or entertain to feast
toady
obsequious flatterer
talon
claw of a bird of prey
crease
line made by crushing white line on the ground in cricket
putrefaction
becoming rotten
placate
soothe pacify calm
equipoise
equal distribution of weight equilibrium
extenuate
reduce the strength of lessen seriousness partially excuse
repel
refuse to accept/cause dislike
verisimilitude
appearing TRUE or real
unencumbered
easy-going trifle
dubious
feeling doubt
conciliatory
reconciling soothing comforting mollifying
intransigence
unwillingness to compromise stubbornness intractability
pundit
pedant authority on a subject
maudlin
sentimental in a silly or tearful way
fledged
able to fly trained experienced
jagged
notched, rough
mesmerize
hypnotize
pious
dutiful to parents devoted to religion
encumbrance
burden things that get on the way of
impecunious
having little or no money
odious
repulsive hateful
perspicacity
quick judging and understanding
clinch
come to grips/settle conclusively
iconoclast
person who attacks popular beliefs
disinter
dig up from the earth
pristine
primitive unspoiled pure as in earlier times unadulterated
disconcert
upset the self-possession of
ponderous
heavy bulky dull
alcove
recess/partially enclosed place
veneration
regard with deep respect
euthanasia
easy and painless death
calumny
slander aspersion
credulity
too great a readiness to believe things
diaphanous
transparent gauzy
provident
frugal looking to the future
dismal
sad gloomy miserable
equanimity
calmness of temperament
qualm
feeling of doubt temporary feeling of sickness
husk
worthless outside part of anything
desiccant
substance used to absorb moisture
clientele
customers
demur
to hesitate raise objections
ale
fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer
implacable
incapable of being placated unpleasable
perpetrate
be guilty commit (a crime)
petrous
like a rock hard stony
hermetic
sealed by fusion
upbraid
scold reproach
stymie
to hinder obstruct or block
frantic
wildly excited with joy pain anxiety
inferno
hell
affable
polite and friendly
derivative
unoriginal obtained from another source
repudiate
disown refuse to accept or pay
abate
to lessen to subside
streak
long thin move very fast
squander
spend wastefully
lassitude
weariness tiredness
sermon
reproving a person for his faults
curmudgeon
bad-tempered person
fleet
number of ships quick-moving
holster
leather case for a pistol
stride
walk with long steps
impromptu
without preparation
weigh
measure hoe heavy something is
feckless
lacking purpose or vitality ineffective careless
asperity
roughness harshness ill temper irritability
regicide
crime of killing a king
nascent
coming into existence emerging
dissolution
disintegration looseness in morals
fawn
young deer try to win smb's favor
forge
workshop for the shaping of metal to shape metal lead
arrogance
proud superior manner of behaviour
extrovert
cheerful person
arduous
steep difficult ascent laborious
derogatory
insulting tending to damage
vigorous
strong energetic
curriculum
course of study
recuperate
become strong after illness loss exhaustion
alacrity
eager and cheerful readiness
assuage
make something (pain desire) less
deprecate
protest against express disapproval of
clamor
shout complain with a lot of noise
riddle
puzzling person or thing
rave
act with excessive enthusiasm
console
give comfort or sympathy to
lionize
treat as a famous person
strut
a supporting bar
flax
pale yellow (hair) a plant
acclaimed
welcomed with shouts and approval
cursory
quick hurried
vitiate
lower the quality weaken the strength
dupe
cheat make a fool of
ebullience
exuberance outburst of feeling
levity
lack of seriousness
foster
nurture care for
occluded
blocked up
reactionary
opposing progress
consternation
surprise and fear dismay
sanguine
cheerful confident optimistic
lucubrate
write in scholarly fashion
nibble
show some inclination to accept (an offer)
aspersion
slander
preen
tidy/show self-satisfaction
heinous
odious (of crime)
forbear
refrain from be patient ancestor
disallow
refuse to allow or accept as a correct
umbrage
offense resentment
predilection
special liking mental preference
ascend
go or come up
detraction
slandering verbal attack aspersion
engender
cause produce give rise to
conceit
over-high opinion of too much pride
foolproof
incapable of failure or error
preponderance
greatness in number strength weight
levee
formal reception/embankment
resuscitation
coming back to consciousness
sanctimony
self-righteousness hypocritical with FALSE piety
cling
to resist separation
jabber
talk excitedly utter rapidly
bellicose
belligerent pugnacious warlike
lumber
move in a clumsy/noisy way
ascribe
consider to be the origin of or belonging to
apropos
appropriate to the situation apt
recompense
make payment to reward punish
snub
treat with contempt
vivacious
lively high-spirited
ecumenical
representing the whole Christian world
stigmatize
describe smb scornfully
jibe
gibe make fun of
palpitate
tremble beat rapidly and irregularly
rapacious
greedy (esp for money)
condone
forgive
shunt
send from one track to another lay aside evade discussion
superfluous
more then is needed or wanted
grandiloquent
using pompous words
fetter
to shackle put in chains
trenchant
forceful effective vigorous extremely perceptive incisive
maladroit
tactless clumsy
commemorate
keep the memory of
redeem
get back by payment compensate
deprave
make morally bad corrupt
immutable
that cannot be changed
quandary
state of doubt or perplexity
penchant
strong inclination a liking
savant
person of great learning
cohort
a group or band of people
penurious
poor/stingy
molt
moult lose hair feathers before new growing
cumbersome
burdensome heavy and awkward to carry
veritable
real rightly named
dulcet
melodious harmonious
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
censure
expression of blame or disapproval a rebuke
presage
warning sign
ambidextrous
able to use the left hand or the right equally well
cornucopia
abundant supply
shrill
sharp piercing
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
coda
passage that completes a piece of music
penury
extreme poverty
veneer
surface appearance covering the TRUE nature
reproach
scold upbraid
implosion
collapse bursting inward
trifling
unimportant
extinguish
end the existence of/wipe or put out
anguish
severe suffering
decry
disapprove of
hubris
arrogant pride
ignoble
dishonorable common undignified
antidote
medicine used against a poison or a disease
facetious
humorous funny jocular
stickler
person who insists on importance of something
felon
person guilty of murder
quell
suppress subdue
catalyst
substance that causes speeding up
surcharge
additional load/charge
tangential
suddenly changeable
obtain
to be established accepted or customary
insensible
unconscious unresponsive unaffected
boorish
crude offensive rude
expostulate
argue earnestly to dissuade correct or protest
morbid
diseased unhealthy (e.g.. about ideas)
malign
injurious speak ill of smb tell lie
torpid
sleeping sluggish lethargic dormant
indigenous
native
rift
split crack dissension
incessant
often repeated continual
cogent
strong convincing
inundate
flood cover by overflowing
disseminate
distribute (esp. ideas)
warrant
authority written order guarantee
vigilance
watchfulness self-appointed group who maintain order
provisional
of the present time only
exscind
to cut out cut away
resigned
unresisting submissive
falter
waver/move in an uncertain manner
trudge
walk heavily
exuberance
state of growing vigorously being full of life
recitals
a number of performance of music
plaintive
mournful melancholy sorrowful
subdue
overcome bring under control
denouement
an outcome or solution the unraveling of a plot
verdant
fresh and green
inveigh
to attack verbally denounce deprecate
purvey
provide supply
cryptic
secret with a hidden meaning
procrastination
keeping on putting off
renovate
restore something to better condition
cognizant
being fully aware of
prevaricate
to equivocate to stray from the truth
suffocate
cause or have difficulty in breathing
presumption
arrogance
feud
bitter quarrel over a long period of time
spurious
FALSE counterfeit
discredit
refuse to believe
gullible
easily gulled
ferocity
savage cruelty
adamant
kind of stone inflexible
plead
address a court of law as an advocate
fallacious
based on error
provoke
make angry vax
inane
silly senseless
pellucid
transparent easy to understand
aplomb
self-confidence
variegate
To mark with different shade or colors
flout
reject mock to go against (as in going against tradition)
peremptory
urgent imperative unchallengeable ending debate
intransigent
uncompromising
propagation
increasing the number spreading extending
submerge
put under water liquid sink out of sight
skit
short piece of humorous writing
irksome
tiresome
germane
relevant pertinent to
rivet
fix take up secure metal pin
teetotal
oppose to alcohol
avow
admit. Declare openly
incite
stir up rouse
slate
king of blue-grey stone propose criticize
undulate
to move in wavelike fashion fluctuate
inadvertent
not paying proper attention
tamp
tap or drive down by repeated light blows
lackluster
(of eyes) dull
multifarious
varied motley greatly diversified
severance
severing
enervate
weaken deprive of strength attenuate
doggerel
trivial poorly constructed verse
peccadillo
small sin small weakness in one's character
render
deliver provide represent
arboreal
of connected with trees
meretricious
attractive on the surface but of little value
obdurate
hardened and unrepenting stubborn inflexible
mollify
make calmer or quieter
ostracism
shut out from society refuse to meet talk
incise
engrave make a cut in
ensign
flag/badge
approbation
approval
constrain
compel
waffle
talk vaguely and without much result
illicit
unlawful forbidden
invective
abusive language curses
sagacious
having sound judgment perceptive wise like a sage
subpoena
written order requiring a person to appear in a low court
equilibrium
state of being balanced
deferential
showing respect
forfeit
suffer the loss of something
tractable
easily controlled or guided
lachrymose
causing tears tearful
superimpose
put something on the top
incipient
beginning
lithe
bending twisting
profligate
wasteful prodigal licentious extravagant
decree
order given by authority
portent
omen marvelous threatening
massacre
cruel killing of a large number of people
rebuff
snub
rumple
make rough
vilify
slander say evil things
contemn
to scorn or despise
prodigious
enormous wonderful
sundry
various miscellaneous separate
foppish
like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
prudence
careful forethought
cogitate
think deeply mediate
pith
essential part force soft liquid substance
matriculation
be admitted enter a university as a student
neophyte
person who has been converted to a belief
reiterate
say or do again several times
idolatry
excessive admiration of
innocuous
causing no harm
pugnacious
fond of in the habit of fighting
recidivism
relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior
sever
break off
fulmination
bitter protest
cabal
a scheme or plot a group of plotters
trite
not new
taunt
contemptuous reproach hurtful remark
imperturbable
calm not capable of being excited
vituperate
curse abuse in words
enigma
something that is puzzling
derision
ridicule mockery deriding
plethora
glut
proliferate
grow reproduce by rapid multification
impetuous
having sudden energy impulsive thrusting ahead forceful
officious
too eager or ready to help offer advice
homiletics
act of preaching
odium
contempt dislike aversion
endearing
making dear or liked
beatify
to bless make happy or ascribe a virtue to
serrated
having a toothed edge
refractory
stubborn unmanageable untractable
convoluted
complicated coiled twisted
drawl
slow way of speaking
felicitous
apt suitably expressed well chosen apropos
entice
tempt or persuade
stipple
paint with dots
incursion
a raid a sudden attack
conceal
hide keep secret
suffice
be enough
insipid
without taste or flavor
succor
assistance relief in time of distress
delineate
to portray depict sketch out
defer
postpone give way (to show respect)
profane
worldly having contempt for God
bogus
sham counterfeit not genuine
elicit
draw out
latent
present but not yet active developed or visible
hack
cut roughly hired horse
involute
complex
piquant
agreeably pungent stimulating
fagged
too tired, exhausted
reciprocity
granting of privileges in return for similar
contentious
argumentative pugnacious combative quarrelsome
reconcile
settle a quarrel restore peace
insouciant
unconcerned carefree
consume
get to the end of
finicky
finical
coddle
treat with care and tenderness
duplicity
deliberate deception
calipers
metal supports attached to the legs measuring instrument
topple
be unsteady and overturn
verve
spirit vigor enthusiasm
discrete
individually distinct
spurn
have nothing to do reject or refuse
foment
put something warm (to lessen the pain)
buoyant
able to float light-hearted
exhaustive
complete thorough
sedulous
persevering
aloof
reserved indifferent
obtuse
blunt/stupid
extralegal
outside the law
indistinct
not easily heard seen clearly marked
congeal
make or become stiff and solid
distraught
distracted violently upset in mind
malleable
yielding easily shaped moldable adapting
recast
cast or fashion anew
blandness
polite manner comforting uninteresting
gush
burst out suddenly/talk ardently
inept
unskillful said or done at the wrong time
prodigal
wasteful reckless with money
incorrigibility
cannot be cured or corrected
mendacity
dishonesty
soot
black powder in smoke
pungency
sharpness stinging quality
arabesque
a complex ornate design
coax
get smb to do something by kindness
sidestep
step to one side
hollow
not soled with hole
foible
defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
ostentation
display to obtain admiration or envy
indefatigability
not easily exhaustible tirelessness
imprecation
an invocation of evil a curse
tamper
interfere with
penitent
feeling or showing regret
sawdust
tiny bits of wood
entangle
put into difficulties
haughty
arrogant conceited
canvass
discuss thoroughly sort of touting
cravat
piece of linen worn as a necktie
pertain
belong as a part have reference
fidelity
loyalty accuracy
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance preempt
ossify
to turn to bone to settle rigidly into an idea
misogynist
one who hates women/females
obviate
to make unnecessary get rid of
loll
rest to sit or stand in a lazy way hang (dog's tongue)
pinch
be too tight take between the thumb and finger
connotation
suggestion in addition to
covert
disguised
restive
refusing to move reluctant to be controlled
torque
twisting force causing rotation
prudish
easily shocked excessively modest
dearth
shortage
noisome
offensive disgusting (smell)
appease
make quiet or calm
dolt
stupid fellow
slack
sluggish dull not tight
coalescing
coming together and uniting into one substance
ameliorate
improve make better
idyll
a carefree episode or experience
atonement
repayment death of Jesus
splice
join (two ends)
indigence
poverty
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
suborn
induce by bribery or something to commit perjury
conviction
convincing firm belief
disproof
proof to the contrary
arrant
in the highest degree
ruffian
violent cruel man
barrage
artificial obstacle built across a river
bask
in enjoy warmth and light
shrewd
astute showing sound judgement
eulogy
formal praise panegyric
vacillation
being uncertain hesitating
obtrusive
projecting prominent undesirably noticeable
pluck
pull the feathers off pick (e.g.. flowers)
effrontery
boldness impudence arrogance
fervid
showing earnest feeling
accolade
praise approval
supersede
take the place of
fragrant
sweet-smelling
abrogate
repeal or annul by authority
shun
keep away from avoid
poignant
deeply moving keen
extol
praise highly
taciturn
untalkative silent
meticulous
giving great attention to details
roll
call calling of names
liberality
free giving generosity
sheath
cover for the blade of a weapon or a tool
engrossing
taken up all the time or attention writing in large or formal
travesty
parody/imitation
virago
a loud domineering woman a scold or nag
dynamo
a generator something that produces electric current
amalgamate
mix combine unite societies
heterogeneous
made up of different kinds
fluke
lucky stroke
pyre
large pile of wood for burning
woo
try to win
accrue
accumulate
quaff
drink deeply
gaucherie
socially awkward tactless behavior
transgress
break go beyond (a limit)
immaculate
pure faultless
scorch
become discolored/dry up/go at high speed
ire
anger
collusion
secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
castigation
severe punishment
mettlesome
courageous high-spirited
garble
make unfair selection from facts
synopsis
summary or outline
sponge
porous rubber for washing live at once expense
extirpate
to destroy exterminate cut out exscind
seminal
like a seed constituting a source originative
quack
person dishonestly claiming to something
warmonger
person who stirs up war
eradicate
get rid of pull up by the roots
suppress
prevent from being known put an end to
pernicious
harmful injurious
quirk
habit or action peculiar to smb or something
spear
weapon with a metal point on a long shaft
maverick
rebel nonconformist
overweening
presumptuously arrogant overbearing immoderate being a jerk
scent
smell (especially pleasant)
pitfall
covered hole as a trap unsuspected danger
quiescence
state of being passive/motionless
maul
hurt by rough handling
ascetic
practicing self-denial austere stark
empirical
relying on experiment
evoke
call up bring out
slur
join sounds/words (indistinct)
pest
destructive thing or a person who is nuisance
profundity
depth
satiate
satisfy fully
untoward
unfortunate inconvenient
malapropism
misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)
mercurial
quick changeable in character fleeting
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm showing excitement
oblivious
unaware having no memory
renowned
celebrated famous
gorge
eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream
enmity
hatred being an enemy
quixotic
generous unselfish
unscathed
unharmed unhurt
efficacy
production of a desired result
squalid
foul filthy
slake
to assuage to satisfy allay
effete
infertile worn out weak
gainsay
to deny to oppose
flamboyant
brightly colored florid
ubiquitous
present everywhere
simper
(give a) silly/self-conscious smile
disheveled
untidy
transitory
brief
sordid
wretched comfortless contemptible
stingy
spending using unwillingly
thrift
care economy thriving prosperous
mendicant
a beggar
belabor
beat hard
paean
song of praise or triumph
sobriety
quality or condition of being sober
quiescent
at rest dormant torpid
poncho
large piece of cloth
highbrow
(person) with superior tastes
discreet
careful/prudent
premature
doing or happening something before the right time
figurehead
carved image on the prow of a ship
blandishment
flattery coaxing
turpitude
wickedness shamefulness
mischievous
harmful causing mischief
curtail
make shorter then was planned
retard
check hinder
precursory
preliminary anticipating
remonstrate
to protest object
enthral
please greatly/enslave (fig)
sententious
short and pithy full of maxims/proverbs
acarpous
effete no longer fertile worn out
parley
negotiation, discussion between enemies
endorse
write one's name on the back of
rant
use extravagant language
dawdler
person who is slow waste of time
deter
discourage hinder
sanity
health of mind soundness of judgment
dilate
speak comprehensively become wider large
unfeigned
not pretended sincere
blithe
cheerful casual carefree
intersperse
place here and there
chisel
steel tool for shaping materials
didactic
intended to instruct
deposition
dethronement depositing
tautology
a repetition a redundancy
extort
obtain by threats violence
stigma
mark of shame or disgrace
wince
show bodily or mental pain
stray
wander lose one's way
introspection
examining one's own thoughts and feelings
ignominious
shameful dishonorable undignified disgraceful
patron
regular customer person who gives support
turbid
muddy having the sediment stirred up
Conduce
To bring about
sting
something sharp
intrepid
fearless brave undaunted
limp
lacking strength walking unevenly
tenuous
insubstantial flimsy weak
sere
make hard and without feeling
soggy
heavy with water
brazen
made of brass
puissance
strength
expedient
likely to be useful for a purpose
effluvia
outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor
nexus
a connection tie or link
constrict
make tight or smaller
dwarf
person or smb much below the usual size
skiff
small boat
libertine
immoral person
vigilant
member of a vigilance committee
impediment
something that hinders (e.g. stammer)
coy
shy/modest (esp of a girl)
fatuous
without sense foolish self-satisfaction
ferret
discover by searching search
tortuous
devious/not straightforward
disparate
essentially different
labyrinthine
to entangle the state of affairs
divergence
getting farther apart from a point
soar
rise fly high
veer
change direction
probity
uprightness incorruptibility principle
truculence
aggressiveness ferocity
precepts
rules establishing standards of conduct
goad
something urging a person to action
wean
to turn away (from a habit)
supplicate
make a humble petition to
tonic
something giving strength or energy
impair
worsen diminish in value
tawdry
cheap gaudy showy tacky
emote
stir up excite
auxiliary
helping supporting
imbroglio
complicated and embarrassing situation
frugal
careful economical
condense
increase in density strength make laconic
ail
trouble be ill
decorum
propriety properness
prosaic
everyday mundane commonplace trite pedestrian
desuetude
cessation of use disuse
muffler
cloth worn round the neck/silencer
petrified
taken away power (to think feel act)
deplete
use until none remains
cower
crouch shrink back
visceral
of the internal organs of the body
imperious
commanding haughty arrogant
disingenuous
sophisticated artful trying to deceive cunning
benign
kind and gentle mild (climate)
countenance
to favor or approve of
conundrum
a riddle dilemma enigma
dormant
in a state of inactivity but awaiting development
fracas
noisy quarrel
rancorous
feeling bitterness spitefulness
loquacious
talkative garrulous
sinuous
winding undulating serpentine
benefactor
person who has given help
ostensible
seeming appearing as such professed
guile
deceit cunning
daunt
intimidate make fearful
stolid
showing no emotion impassive
nonchalant
not having interest
extempore
without previous thought or preparation
scurvy
mean contemptible
shallow
little depth not earnest
trickle
flow in drops
flop
fail/move/fall clumsily
grave
serious requiring consideration
opprobrious
showing scorn or reproach
divulge
make known something secret
viscous
sticky/semi-fluid
luminary
star light-giving body
edible
fit to be eaten/not poisonous
esoteric
abstruse intended only for a small circle of
malinger
to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty
refulgent
shining brilliant
redoubtable
formidable causing fear
barren
not good enough unable to have young ones without value
inveterate
deep-rooted. long-established
irascible
irritable easily angered
aberration
straying away from what is normal
resilience
quality of quickly recovering the original shape
adulteration
making unpure poorer in quality
pedestrian
commonplace trite unremarkable
cordon
line (of police acting as a guard)
conjoin
to join together
malevolence
wishing to do evil

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