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undefined, object
copy deck
terrestrial (adj.)
relating to the land
surfeit (n.)
an excess, a surplus, an overabundance
complicit (adj.)
being an accomplice in a wrongful act
hierarchy (n.)
a ranking system of groups or individuals
cavort (v.)
to frolic, leap, prance
penchant (n.)
a tendency, partiality, preference
gay (adj.)
happy, cheery, or homosexual
desolate (adj.)
deserted, lifeless
obdurate (adj.)
unyielding to persuasion or moral influences
arbitrator (n.)
one who settles controversy between two sides
pellucid (adj.)
wax (v.)
to increase gradually in size or degree
vicarious (adj.)
experienced through another's actions
travesty (n.)
a grossly inferior imitation
bloated (adj.)
swollen, bigger than desired
melodramatic (adj.)
exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic
ratiocinate (v.)
to think, contemplate
surmise (v.)
to guess, infer, suppose
celestial (adj.)
relating to the sky or the heavens
burgeon (v.)
to come forth, blossom
callous (adj.)
harsh, cold, unfeeling
preponderance (n.)
a great amount or frequency
purport (v.)
to present an intention that is often FALSE
dictate (v.)
to pronounce, command, prescribe
paragon (n.)
model of perfection
vast (adj.)
enormous, immense
divergent (adj.)
different, deviating, contrary
pugnacious (adj.)
assuage (v.)
to ease, pacify
bereft (adj.)
without, devoid of
myriad (adj.)
consisting of a very great number
belligerent (adj.)
contentious, ready to fight
boisterous (adj.)
loud, energetic
inquisitor (n.)
someone who asks questions or makes an inquiry
officious (adj.)
offering unwanted help or service
feign (v.)
to fake or pretend to
histrionic (adj.)
excessively dramatic or emotional
presage (n.)
an omen
cadence (n.)
notoriety (n.)
infamy, known in bad regard
rectify (v.)
to set right, correct
profane (adj.)
indecent, blasphemous
lethargic (adj.)
sluggish, weary, apathetic
luminescence (n.)
light from non-thermal sources
grandiose (adj.)
extraordinary, grand in scope
punctilious (adj.)
eager to follow rules
concoct (v.)
to make up or invent
extol (v.)
to praise
vim (n.)
and energy, vigor.
benevolent (adj.)
kind, good, caring
malicious (adj.)
malevolent, harmful
forsake (v.)
to abandon, forget
physiognomy (n.)
the art of judging human character from facial features
limber (adj.)
bending or flexing readily, pliable
diligent (adj.)
careful, showing care
capricious (adj.)
impulsive, unpredictable, subject to whim
metamorphosis (n.)
a change of form, shape, substance
slander (n.)
a FALSE statement to damage the reputation of another
camaraderie (n.)
cheerful unity among a group
malevolent (adj.)
having intent to harm others
cursory (adj.)
brief to the point of being superficial
daft (adj.)
insane, foolish
doppelganger (n.)
a ghostly double of a living person
redoubtable (adj.)
formidable, commanding respect
peruse (v.)
to examine carefully
pacify (v.)
to sooth, ease
claustrophobia (n.)
an abnormal fear of closed or crowded spaces
repose (n.)
rest, sleep
dynamic (adj.)
characterized by continuous change or activity
elucidate (v.)
to clarify
comatose (adj.)
amorphous (adj.)
without shape or borders
noisome (adj.)
foul, offensive, particularly to the sense of smell
cliché (n.)
a trite, overused expression
scurrilous (adj.)
crude, vulgar
sympathy (n.)
an expression of pity for another, compassion
agoraphobia (n.)
an abnormal fear of open or public places
indictment (n.)
accusation of wrongdoing
sympathetic (adj.)
lachrymose (adj.)
synopsis (n.)
a summary
nefarious (adj.)
horribly villainous
empathetic (adj.)
feeling another's pain as one's own
sedate (v.)
to calm, soothe
toothsome (adj.)
delicious, luscious
amiable (adj.)
friendly, affable
raze (v.)
to demolish
polygamy (n.)
having more than one spouse at a time
abort (v.)
to give up unfinished
gape (v.)
to open the mouth and stare stupidly
credulity (n.)
readiness to believe
satiate (v.)
to satisfy excessively
seer (n.)
a fortune teller
pittance (n.)-
very small amount
tedious (adj.)
boring, dull
sordid (adj.)
judicious (adj.)
of sound judgment
coalesce (v.)
to combine into one
umbrage (n.)
anger, offense, resentment
veneer (n.)
a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, façade
fluctuate (v.)
to vary irregularly
juxtapose (v.)
to put next to each other
aberration (n.)
a deviation from the expected course
impudent (adj.)
rude, improper
pithy (adj.)
succinctly meaningful
pliable (adj.)
flexible, bendable
acute (adj.)
sharp, severe
flabbergasted (adj.)
astounded, stupefied
poach (v.)
to hunt or fish illegally
laudatory (adj.)
admiring, praising
pariah (n.)
an outcast
aggrandize (v.)
to increase or make greater
mendacious (adj.)
inclined to lie or mislead
confound (v.)
to frustrate
redact (v.)
to revise, edit
circumspect (adj.)
recapitulate (v.)
to repeat, reiterate
mollify (v.)
to soften in temper
immaculate (adj.)
impeccably clean, spotless, pure
neonate (n.)
a newborn baby
permeate (v.)
to spread out, to pervade
ethereal (adj.)
heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined
mutability (n.)
capability of change
divisive (adj.)
causing conflict, opposition
inextricable (adj.)
hopelessly confused or tangled
hedonist (n.)
one whose primary pursuit is pleasure
confluence (n.)
a convergence, a coming together
austere (adj.)
very bare, bleak, simple
impervious (adj.)
unable to be penetrated, unaffected
requisition (n.)
a demand for goods, often by an authority
tantamount (adj.)
equivalent in value or significance
malleable (adj.)
easily shaped or formed
flattery (n.)
compliments, sycophancy
accost (v.)
to approach or confront aggressively
pedagogue (n.)
a schoolteacher
portentous (adj.)
foreboding or foreshadowing evil, ominous
anomaly (n.)
something that does not fit into the normal order
loquacious (adj.)
espouse (v.)
to support, or to marry
voluptuary (n.)
someone devoted to sensory pleasure and luxury, a sybarite
brash (adj.)
hasty or lacking in sensitivity
allay (v.)
to sooth, assuage
formidable (adj.)
arousing fear or alarm
bide (v.)
to wait, or remain in a condition
vacillate (v.)
to sway from one side to another
flux (n.)
a state of constant change or a flow
malaise (n.)
vague feeling of discomfort
patent (adj.)
clear, apparent
hapless (adj.)
torpid (adj.)
lazy, lethargic, moving slowly
pervasive (adj.)
to spread throughout
immutable (adj.)
not susceptible to change
cavity (n.)
a hole
ruse (n.)
a trick
manifest (v.)
to show clearly
henchman (n.)
a trusted follower, goon
akimbo (adj.)
with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
circumlocution (n.)
indirect language
narrate (v.)
to tell a story
remiss (adj.)
negligent, exhibiting carelessness
aggregate (v.)
to gather, amass
poised (adj.)
balanced, readied
abundant (adj.)
in great numbers
brazen (adj.)
excessively bold, brash
savor (v.)
to appreciate fully, enjoy
accommodating (adj.)
obliging, helpful
frenetic (adj.)
frenzied, hectic, frantic
noxious (adj.)
harmful, toxic
exemplary (adj.)
serving as an example
Zeitgeist (n.)
the spirit of the time
fatuous (adj.)
silly, foolish
buffet (v.)
to hit or strike
latent (adj.)
present but hidden
disparage (v.)
to criticize, degrade, belittle
prestidigitation (n.)
a sleight of hand
daunting (adj.)
inundate (v.)
to flood
iniquity (n.)
a wicked act, a sin
diverse (adj.)
fortitude (n.)
strength, bravery
exorbitant (adj.)
quotidian (adj.)
daily, everyday
sacrosanct (adj.)
sacred, holy
manifold (adj.)
modicum (n.)
a small amount of something
render (v.)
to say, or to make
radiant (adj.)
bright, beaming
static (adj.)
not moving, being at rest
plethora (n.)
a great number, an abundance
renovate (v.)
to restore, return to original state
sanguine (adj.)
cheery, optimistic, hopeful
fickle (adj.)
characterized by changeableness, whimsical
incisive (adj.)
clear, sharp, direct
amend (v.)
to change for the better, improve
maudlin (adj.)
deleterious (adj.)
masticate (v.)
to chew
sagacious (adj.)
shrewd, showing sound judgment
captivate (v.)
to hold the interest of, to gain the attention of
uniform (adj.)
unvarying, conforming to one principle
stagnant (adj.)
still, not flowing
quaint (adj.)
amble (v.)
to stroll, walk
infuse (v.)
to inject
dearth (n.)
a lack, scarcity
fortify (v.)
to strengthen
oration (n.)
a dignified and formal speech
facile (adj.)
gluttonous (adj.)
insatiable in appetite
ascetic (n.)
one who practices restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
mimic (v.)
to imitate, to copy
terse (adj.)
abrupt, short, brief
persevere (v.)
to persist, remain constant
forestall (v.)
to delay, impede
ameliorate (v.)
to improve, to make better
elocution (n.)
the art of public speaking
seminal (adj.)
original, ground-breaking
ultimate (n.)
the last part, or a fundamental element
salutation (n.)
a greeting
subsist (v.)
to live, exist
recalibrate (v.)
to readjust or make corrections to
winsome (adj.)
charming, attractive
presumptuous (adj.)
disrespectfully bold
acumen (n.)
keen insight
espy (v.)-
catch sight of, glimpse
relish (v.)
to take zestful pleasure in, enjoy the flavor of
stupefy (v.)
to astound
sobriety (n.)
moderation from excess, calm, tranquility
steadfast (adj.)
fixed or unchanging
predestination (n.)
the concept of destiny or fate
inclement (adj.)
stormy, bad, severe
laud (v.)
to applaud or praise
parody (n.)
a satirical imitation
euphoric (adj.)
elated, overjoyed
aloof (adj.)
reserved, distant
salient (adj.)
significant, conspicuous
peregrinate (v.)
to travel from place to place on foot
mores (n.)
moral attitudes
strife (n.)
cajole (v.)
to urge, coax
guile (n.)
deceitful actions or behavior
collusion (n.)
a conspiracy, a secret agreement
exacerbate (v.)
to make more violent, intense
pertinacious (adj.)
stubbornly persistent, holding to a belief or position
telepathic (adj.)
capable of reading minds
sedentary (adj.)
libel (n.)
a statement that gives an unjust or unfavorable representation of a person or thing
invective (n.)
a verbal attack
fabricate (v.)
to invent, make-up, concoct
upbraid (v.)
to criticize, scold, reproach
abbreviate (v.)
to shorten, reduce
puerile (adj.)
placid (adj.)
calm, tranquil
envious (adj.)
derelict (adj.)
run-down, abandoned
cacophony (n.)
noise, discordant sound
reiterate (v.)
to repeat
tortuous (adj.)
winding, twisted
goad (v.)
to urge, to provoke into action
commendable (adj.)
worthy of praise
retract (v.)
delude (v.)
to deceive, to mislead
buffet (n.)
a spread of food involving choices
brumal (adj.)
wintry, relating to winter
douse (v.)
to drench, saturate
ominous (adj.)
foreboding or foreshadowing evil, portentous
malign (v.)
to slander, to smear, to libel, to defame, to speak evil of
precarious (adj.)
dangerously lacking in security or stability
ruddy (adj.)
having a healthy, reddish color
familial (adj.)
relating to family
misogyny (n.)
hatred of women
linchpin (n.)
something that holds separate things together
fortuitous (adj.)
lucky, occurring by chance
rustic (adj.)
relating to country life
figurative (adj.)
veracious (adj.)
honest, truthful
harmony (n.)
agreement, often of sound
restitution (n.)
compensation, reimbursement
conduit (n.)
a pipe, passage, channel
propensity (n.)
an inclination, preference
placate (v.)
to soothe, appease
unilateral (adj.)
having only one side
amorous (adj.)
relating to or showing love
gregarious (adj.)
sociable, outgoing
audacious (adj.)
excessively bold
olfactory (adj.)
relating to the sense of smell
abrogate (v.)
to abolish, often by authority
compel (v.)
to force
augment (v.)
to increase or make larger
flout (v.)
to scorn, ignore, show contempt for
limpid (adj.)
clear, easily understood
pungent (adj.)
having a sharp, strong quality especially related to smell
foster (v.)
to stimulate, promote, encourage
deft (adj.)
skilled, adept
fetter (v.)
to restrain, chain, tie
volition (n.)
a conscious choice or decision
retribution (n.)
vengeance, revenge, payback
laceration (n.)
a cut, a rip
aghast (adj.)
struck by amazement or terror
hiatus (n.)
an interruption in continuity, a break
illusory (adj.)
deceptive, produced by an illusion
existential (adj.)
relating to existence
concede (v.)
to give in, to accept
jubilant (adj.)
joyful, happy
incessant (adj.)
without interruption
sate (v.)
to satisfy (an appetite) fully.
succinct (adj.)
marked by compact precision
morose (adj.)
gloomy or sullen
tenuous (adj.)
having little substance or strength
defunct (adj.)
no longer used or existing
variegate (v.)
to diversify
berate (v.)
to scold severely
extravagant (adj.)
excessive, over-the-top
aphorism (n.)
a short saying
unique (adj.)
being the only one of its kind
vocation (n.)
one's work or professional calling
vicissitudes (n.)
the unexpected changes and shifts often encountered in one's life
magnanimous (adj.)
generous, noble
brusque (adj.)
short, abrupt, dismissive
surreptitious (adj.)
done in a secret, or stealthy way
tome (n.)
a large book
mediate (v.)
to intervene, to arbitrate, to sort out
benign (adj.)
non-threatening, innocuous
affable (adj.)
friendly, amiable
domicile (n.)
a residence, a home
weather (v.)
to withstand or survive a situation
tragedy (n.)
a disastrous event, or a work of art in which the hero meets a terrible fate
blandish (v.)
to coax through flattery
irascible (adj.)
easily angered
algid (adj.)
frigid, cold
empathy (n.)
the experience of another's feelings as one's own
amalgamation (n.)
a union, a merger
alleviate (v.)
to relieve
harrowing (adj.)
agonizing, distressing
juvenile (adj.)
young or immature
exigent (adj.)
critical, urgent
baleful (adj.)
harmful, threatening
diaphanous (adj.)
transparent, light, airy
obsequious (adj.)
excessively compliant or submissive
fey (adj.)
spurious (adj.)
FALSE but intended to seem believable or possible
meager (adj.)
lacking in quality stature
dutiful (adj.)
careful to fulfill obligations
verbose (adj.)
impecunious (adj.)
excessively poor
indignation (n.)
anger due to an unfair situation
chastise (v.)
to criticize, to scold
licentious (adj.)
amoral, lawless, lewd
alacrity (n.)
speed, readiness
concord (n.)
neologism (n.)
the creation of new words, or a new word
abase (v.)
to lower, demean, degrade
erect (v.)
to construct, to raise
differentiate (v.)
to distinguish, to make different
scathing (adj.)
hurtful, critical
putrid (adj.)
rotten, rancid, foul
taciturn (adj.)
not inclined to talk
inveterate (adj.)
habitual, natural
abridge (v.)
to shorten, cut down
petulance (n.)
irritability, impoliteness
lewd (adj.)
vulgar, offensive, rude
pique (v.)
to provoke or to cause indignation
reel (v.)
to be thrown off balance or feel dizzy
undulate (v.)
to move in a smooth wavelike motion
conciliatory (adj.)
agreeable, friendly
forage (v.)
to rummage, scavenge, graze for food
retaliation (n.)
revenge, punishment
mandatory (adj.)
required, not optional
compliment (n.)
an expression of esteem or approval
pulchritude (n.)
physical beauty
defame (v.)
to destroy the reputation of
fallacious (adj.)
incorrect, misleading
somnolent (adj.)
soothsayer (n.)
a fortune teller
abscond (v.)
to sneak away and hide
grotto (n.)
a small cave or cavern
deluge (n.)
a great flood or something that overwhelms like a flood
calumny (n.)
an attempt to defame another's reputation
stagnate (v.)
to be idle, to be still
corpulent (adj.)
very fat
suffice (v.)
to meet needs
perfunctory (adj.)
showing little enthusiasm, done as duty
redress (v.)
to set right or remedy
bard (n.)
a poet, often a singer as well
portly (adj.)
fat, chubby, round
premonition (n.)
a presentiment of the future
diminish (v.)
to decrease or make smaller
meritorious (adj.)
deserving of praise or merit
torrid (adj.)
giving off intense heat, passionate
reprehensible (adj.)
deserving criticism
gourmand (n.)
one who likes eating and drinking
lull (n.)
a relatively calm interval, as in a storm
ingenious (adj.)
marked by special intelligence
maxim (n.)
a common saying of advice or virtue
contusion (n.)
bruise, injury
discreet (adj.)
prudent or inconspicuous
monogamy (n.)
having only one spouse at a time
submissive (adj.)
easily yielding to authority
clairvoyant (adj.)
able to see things that others cannot
cosmopolitan (adj.)
worldly, sophisticated
choreographed (adj.)
arranged, as in dance
hail (v.)
to come from
odious (adj.)
meriting strong displeasure
abhor (v.)
to hate, loathe
diminutive (adj.)
miniature, small
commodious (adj.)
spacious, roomy
accede (v.)
to agree
cogent (adj.)
intelligent, viable
ubiquitous (adj.)
existing everywhere, widespread
apocalypse (n.)
total devastation, the end of the world
swarthy (adj.)
of dark color or complexion
excursion (n.)
a trip, an outing
anxiety (n.)
dilapidated (adj.)
in a state of disrepair
propriety (n.)
decency, state of being proper
affluent (adj.)
rich, wealthy
hiemal (adj.)
wintry, relating to winter
accentuate (v.)
to emphasize, to highlight
enervated (adj.)
lacking energy, weakened, exhausted
forlorn (adj.)
lonely, hopeless
repudiate (v.)
to reject, turn down
innocuous (adj.)
entomology (n.)
the study of insects
canvas (n.)
a piece of cloth on which an artist paints
rife (adj.)
convalescence (n.)
the gradual return to health after illness
feral (adj.)
savage, wild, untamed
serendipity (n.)
the act of finding things not sought, luck
revel (v.)
to enjoy
labyrinthine (adj.)
intricate, maze-like
recalcitrant (adj.)
fecund (adj.)
fertile, fruitful
apparitional (adj.)
ghostly, spectral
idolatrous (adj.)
worshiping excessively an object or person
novel (adj.)
strikingly new, unusual, or different
trite (adj.)
overused, hackneyed
scourge (n.)
a plague
wane (v.)
to decrease gradually in size or degree
colossus (n.)
an enormous structure
discrete (adj.)
separate, distinct, individual
variance (n.)
a difference between what is expected and what actually occurs
abate (v.)
to lessen, to reduce in severity
trek (v.)
to walk, travel by foot
bourgeois (adj.)
middle class
ambivalent (adj.)
having contradictory feelings
copious (adj.)
abundant, plentiful
battery (n.)
an assault or an array of similar things intended for use together
abject (adj.)
of the most miserable or contemptible kind
abide (v.)
to put up with, tolerate
vivacious (adj.)
lively, spirited, full of life
myopic (adj.)
entity (n.)
something that exists as a discrete unit
carouse (v.)
to revel, to party
obfuscate (v.)
to render incomprehensible
prudent (adj.)
cautious, careful
enervate (v.)
to weaken, make weary
uncanny (adj.)
of supernatural character or origin
lithe (adj.)
graceful, flexible, supple
antechamber (n.)
a waiting room
mercurial (adj.)
quick and changeable in temperament
flaccid (adj.)
vigor (n.)
vitality and energy, vim.
timorous (adj.)
fearful, timid
sybarite (n.)
someone devoted to pleasure and luxury, a voluptuary
despondent (adj.)
discouraged, hopeless, depressed
atone (v.)
to apologize, make amends
nebulous (adj.)
indistinct, hazy
lavish (adj.)
supplant (v.)
to displace and substitute for another
ostracize (v.)
to exclude from a community
dissonance (n.)
lack of harmony or agreement
inimical (adj.)
hostile, threatening
matrimony (n.)
invariable (adj.)
not susceptible to change
munificent (adj.)
generous, benevolent
strenuous (adj.)
requiring tremendous strength or energy
erroneous (adj.)
mistaken, incorrect
voluminous (adj.)
large, ample
inclination (n.)
a tendency, propensity
quid pro
(n., latin) - a mutually beneficial exchange
truculent (adj.)
eager to fight, violent
abduct (v.)
to kidnap
saccharine (adj.)
overly sweet
firmament (n.)
the sky, the heavens
connotation (n.)
a meaning or association suggested by a word beyond its definition
tranquil (adj.)
calm, serene, peaceful
protean (adj.)
readily taking on various shapes or forms
rancid (adj.)
rotten, spoiled, disgusting in smell or taste
whet (v.)
to make more keen, stimulate
repulse (v.)
to cause disgust or distaste, or to drive back, repel
sycophant (n.)
a self-serving flatterer
spectral (adj.)
bilk (v.)
to cheat, to swindle
refrain (v.)
to hold oneself back, forbear
destitute (adj.)
innate (adj.)
inborn, native, inherent
profuse (adj.)
abundant, lavish, prolific
fabulist (n.)
a teller of fables; a liar
altercation (n.)
an argument, dispute

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