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  1. Altercation

    An altercation broke out in the parking lot over an insult
    An angry dispute; a heated argument
  2. Sedentary

    He walks to work for exercise because his job is so sedentary
    Characterized by sitting or lack of activity; inactive
  3. Savants

    This sort of decision should be made by sevants, not by uneducated people
    Scholars; learned persons
  4. Anthology

    He has an anthology of Frost's poems
    A collection of literary works
  5. Autonomous [aw-ton-uh-muhs]

    Some countries once governed by other have now become autonomous
    Self governing; independent
  6. Intrinsic

    Some things are priced by supply and demand, and some, like education, have a greater, intrinsic value
    Inherent; part of the basic nature of; fundamental
  7. Fastidious

    He is fastidious in his housekeeping, overlooking nothing that can be cleaned or dusted
    Overly concerned about detail; attentive to minor point; fussy
  8. Declivity

    If my brakes fail on this declivity, we will roll down into the lake!
    A downward slope
  9. Lethargy

    He was so overcome by lethargy that he could not accomplish anything
    Indifference; apathy; inactivity; dullness
  10. Inundated (-ation)


    Since we placed the advertisement in the paper, we have been inundated by applications for the job
    Overwhelmed by excess; flooded
  11. Dermatologist


    If you get very badly sunburned, see a dermatologist
    A physician who specializes in skin diseases
  12. Legibility

    He praised the young man for the legibility of his hand writing
    The state or quality of being easy to read
  13. Defamation

    He was an upstanding citizen, but defamation by his opponent ruined his chances of election
    An attack on good reputation; malicious and harmful talk; aspersion; calumny; slander
  14. Colander

    The cook used a colander to strain the vegetables
    A bowl-shaped sieve with handles; a strainer
  15. Filigree

    The filigree border added greatly to the beauty of the cover
    Delicate ornamental work of intertwined wire; anything delicately fanciful and ornamental; to produce such works
  16. Finesse

    What she lacked in understanding of business details, she made up for by her finesse in dealing with customers
    The ability to perform with delicate skill and style; tactfulness and subtlety; artfulness
  17. Myriad

    On a clear night we can see myriad stars in the heavens
    Composed of a countless number; innumerable; a vast, countless number
  18. Scrupulous

    She is so scrupulous in her work that you can trust it to be complete and correct in every detail
    Painstakingly thorough and exact; carefully precise; reliable to do what is right; conscientious
  19. Salient

    A salient feature of his character is the ease with which he meets people
    Jutting out; extending forward; most significant; prominent; conspicuous; a fortified angle or extension
  20. Canon [kan-uhn]

    Every large organization has it canons which describe its reasons for existence
    An established rule, law, principle or criterion; a religious law or laws;
  21. Amazon

    She has the physique of an amazon but the voice of a small child
    A large and athletic or strong woman; a woman with masculine characteristics; a woman warrior
  22. Chromatic

    Art students practice making soft or vivid chromatic effects; and piano students practice similar chromatic scales
    Pertaining to colors; pertaining to certain specific and colorful combinations of musical notes
  23. Fallow

    The fields were left fallow for several years
    Unused; uncultivated
  24. Obituary

    He reads the obituary column every day to see if anyone he knows has died
    A newspaper account of a death, usually including biographical information
  25. Probity


    Because of his probity the man was entrusted with a responsible position
    Uprightness; reliability; integrity; strict honesty
  26. Austere

    He led the austere life of a monk, denying himself any of the pleasures of the world. He looks austere but he's really very kind
    Severe; stern; grave; lacking luxury; very simple and without adornment
  27. Manipulate

    To fly an airplane, you must manipulate the controls. He doesn't hesitate to manipulate people to achieve his own goals
    To handle skillfully; to manage, change or alter shrewdly
  28. Satiety

    For the first time in several days he ate to the point of satiety
    Fullness beyond normal; the state of being glutted or filled to excess
  29. Amelioration

    The dress code had been too restrictive and its amelioration was welcomed by the students
    The act or state of changing for the better; improvement
  30. Allocate

    We must work out a budget and allocate funds for each project
    To assign as a portion or share; to set apart for; to distribute by allotment
  31. Moot

    Some standards can't be changed, but the ones you present are still moot
    Not settled and open to discussion; debatable; arguable; hypothetical
  32. Candor

    She didn't try to mask her problems, but talked about them with remarkable candor
    Lack of deceit; honesty; openness; frankness
  33. Salubrious

    The salubrious climate helped him to regain his strength
    favorable to or promoting health
  34. Scintillate

    They are the ideal guests at a party - well-dressed, refined, and scintillating
    To sparkle; to glitter; to be vibrantly personable; to be brilliant and witty in conversation
  35. Pragmatic


    His plan is too idealistic; hers is more pragmatic
    Pertaining or attentive to all-related causes and effects; practical or workable based on full study
  36. Augment

    Students often augment their allowance with the income from a job
    To add to; to increase; to supplement
  37. Filibuster

    The senator's filibuster lasted for an amazing fourteen hours
    The obstruction of passage of a legislative bill by the making of long speeches; to speak for such purpose
  38. Malignant

    The operation showed that the cancer was malignant
    Threatening to produce death; harmful
  39. Decry

    We should decry the bad behavior of those who upset the classroom
    To denounce or condemn openly; to censure
  40. Lavish

    She lavished money on her only niece and also gave her a lavish party
    Extremely generous; extravagant; to give or bestow without restraint
  41. Excoriate

    The general delivered a speech excoriating the deserters
    To criticize harshly; to censure; (literally: to tear off a strip of skin)
  42. Onerous [on-er-uhs]

    The research assignment was not merely difficult, but onerous to the young students
    Burdensome; oppressive
  43. Construe

    If you can't construe my directions, you may end up following the wrong route
    To understand or explain the meaning of; to interpret or deduce
  44. Hypochondriac

    If he ever has a real and serious illness, perhaps he will stop being a hypochondriac
    One who is unduly anxious over personal health; one who imagines illnesses
  45. Criterion

    Respect is an obvious criterion for leadership
    A standard for judging; a recognized requirement; a model or essential measure
  46. Contiguous

    The property of my next door neighbor is contiguous with my property
    Touching; adjoining
  47. Conversant

    He knows very little about mathematics but he is conversant in many other fields of study
    Able to discuss meaningfully; well acquainted; knowledgeable; familiar; informed
  48. Indefatigable

    He was an indefatigable worker for any charitable cause
    Not able to be fatigued; never tiring; unflagging
  49. Console

    No one could console her after the tragedy in her family. The organist adjusted the stops on the console and then began the concert
    To lessen sadness or disappointment; to comfort or cheer in distress; to solace; the keyboard of an organ, computer, etc; a cabinet
  50. Explicit

    How could she possibly misunderstand such explicit directions?
    Distinctly stated; specific; exact
  51. Credulous

    The teacher was so credulous that he actually believed the student's vague excuses
    Willing to believe too readily; trusting of scant evidence; gullible
  52. Credible

    Sometimes we doubt his wild stories, but this one contains facts to make it credible
    Believable; trustworthy; reliable
  53. Expedient

    We must win by the most expedient means and worry about the consequences later
    Suitable or advisable at the moment; opportune or useful but not necessarily right; such an action or means
  54. Subside

    After the flood, the water finally subsided
    To become less active; to decrease from violence or agitation to calmness; to sink or settle
  55. Execrable

    Such an execrable performance will bring disgrace to the class
    Detestable; revolting; abominable; deserving to be cursed
  56. Contemned

    Before the Revolution, the French aristocracy contemned the peasants
    Despised; scorned; treated with contempt
  57. Contentious

    They are so contentious that we simply can't reason with them
    Quarrelsome; argumentative; uncooperative
  58. Contingent

    Your grade will be contingent upon the rest of your work this semester.
    Dependent upon but uncertain; a group or delegation
  59. Contrite

    Because he was not contrite, the judge gave him the maximum sentence
    Deeply sorry for wrong doing; repentant; penitent
  60. Contumacy (-ious)

    Everyone else obeys company rules and if you do not, you be fired for contumacy
    Defiance of authority; rebelliousness; insubordination
  61. Preposterous

    Your wild story is so preposterous that it is insulting to expect me to believe it
    Contrary to common sense; absurd; riduculous
  62. Debility

    No specific disease could be diagnosed, yet he suffered from general debility
    Weakness; loss of strength; infirmity
  63. Exigent (-cy)

    Your problem is not urgent; it can wait until I attend to these exigencies
    A problem or situation requiring immediate attention; a state of urgency
  64. Decadence

    In a period of decadence, high ideals are scoffed at
    A process, condition or time of cultural or moral decline; deterioration; decay
  65. Innovation

    At one time the automobile was an innovation
    Something new; a recent invention; the act or process of creating or introducing new things or ideas
  66. Cowers

    No matter how brave he claims to be , he cowers every time he hears the sound of guns
    Shrinks away from in fear; cringes
  67. Covert

    The covert activities of the CIA were revealed to the public through the press
    Secret; hidden; undercover
  68. Couch

    He knew exactly what he wanted to say, but he could not couch his letter in the right words
    To put into words; to express appropriately; to phrase; a piece of furniture- a sofa
  69. Debonair

    John is rough and uncouth while, in contrast, Charles is debonair
    Confident, stylish, and charming; Pleasant and gracious
  70. Dearth

    We planned a complex project and now our dearth of some talents keeps us from completing it
    Scarcity; lack
  71. Innocuous

    Although the spider's bite was painful, it was innocuous
    Harmless; without harmful effect or qualities
  72. Exemplary

    Her conduct is exemplary; I wish all my students were so well behaved
    Setting an example; admirable; commendable
  73. Crass

    His crass behavior was partially due to lack of education
    Unrefined; common; vulgar
  74. Evanescent

    The carefree spirit of youth is evanescent and seldom persists into adulthood
    Tending to fade like vapor; vaporous; ephemeral
  75. Euphony

    Choose another word for the sake of euphony
    The quality of pleasantness in sound; pleasant sound
  76. Increment

    If I do not receive an increment to my salary, I shall have to find another job
    An increase or addition; the amount of increase
  77. Decimate

    The community had been decimated by a fearful epidemic and the mill had to close down
    To destroy or kill a large number; literally; to kill one out of every ten
  78. Deciduous

    The evergreens don't shed, but the deciduous trees in my yard keep me busy in the fall
    Shedding or falling off seasonally
  79. Interstices

    They were careful to fill all the interstices
    Narrow spaces between things; small gaps
  80. Intransigent

    The intransigent senator adhered to his original stand on the question
    Refusing to come to terms; uncompromising; unyielding; one who acts in such a manner
  81. Intrepid

    The intrepid hero was given a great ovation when he came home
    Fearless; dauntless
  82. Foment

    The police are afraid that the demonstration will foment violence
    To arouse; to cause; to incite
  83. Fortuitous

    He didn't plan on getting rich; it was a fortuitous occurence
    Happening by chance; accidental
  84. Gourmet

    She is a gourmet who never buys cheap wine and never hurries through a good dinner
    One who appreciates and is a good judge of fine food and drinks
  85. Aphorism

    A minister may often use an aphorism to summarize the essence of his sermon
    A terse saying embodying truth; an adage; a maxim
  86. Aplomb

    If the speaker was nervous she didn't show it, facing the audience with aplomb
    Self assurance; self confidence; self possession; poise
  87. Maudlin

    Instead of being a serious drama, the play was completely maudlin
    Overly sentimental; emotionally silly
  88. Apocryphal

    I think his story is apocryphal because I've never heard or read any proof concerning it
    Of uncertain authenticity; suspect; spurious
  89. Appurtenances

    He made sure that all of the appurtenances came with the boat
    Things added to a more important thing; supplementary equipment; accessories
  90. Arabesque

    The table covering contained an attractive arabesque design
    A gracefully elaborate design with interwoven lines; such a form in ballet or music
  91. Archaic

    The head of a modern school should not have archaic ideas
    Of an earlier or primitive time; ancient; no longer in popular use; outdated
  92. Archipelago

    Can you locate the Greek archipelago on the map?
    A sea with many islands; such a group of islands
  93. Grandiloquent

    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was simple and powerful, and anything but grandilioquent
    Pompous in speech; bombastic; flamboyant
  94. Pandemonium

    The earthquake wrecked many homes and sent hordes of people into pandemonium
    Wild tumult; disorder on grand scale
  95. Panegyric

    He requested the honor of speaking the panegyric a his friend's funeral
    Tribute; a speech of praise
  96. Fraught

    Although the mission was fraught with danger he was willing to carry it out
    Teeming with; laden; full of
  97. Fructify

    The farmer must work hard to fructify his fields
    To make fruitful; to make productive
  98. Arterial

    The new arterial highway will connect several major cities
    Related to the tubes carrying blood from the heart; serving as a major carrier, channel or thoroughfare
  99. Nectar

    He called the wine the nectar of the gods
    Any very pleasant-tasting drink; the drink of the gods in mythology; plant secretion used by bees to make honey
  100. Nemesis

    His failure to notice his opponent's strength proved to be his nemesis
    Deserved punishment or it's source; anything or anyone that always seems certain to defeat or frustrate
  101. Nepotism

    We could hardly accuse him of nepotism: his nephew really is the best qualified candidate for the job
    Favoritism shown to relatives, especially in job appointments.
  102. Niggardly

    He was niggardly in his contribution to the campaign for funds
    Not generous; stingy
  103. Noisome  (noy-suhm)

    The decaying flowers give off a noisome odor
    Harmful; offensive to smell; disgusting
  104. Nomadic

    It took a long time before the nomadic tribes settled down
    Wandering from place to place: having no fixed location
  105. Nominal

    He is only a nominal president; he does not have any real powers. Her fee is so nominal that she will never get rich from it
    In name only, not in fact; relatively trifling or quite small in value
  106. Nonplussed

    We were nonplussed by his actions because we had never seen him behave that way before
    Baffled; confused; puzzled
  107. Heliacal

    The heliacal rising of Pleiades marked the beginning of summer in the old Julian calendar, which was introduced by Julius Caesar.
    adj. Of or relating to the sun, especially rising and setting with the sun.
  108. Bumfuzzled

    "The Fighting Irish can bumfuzzle any team"
    confuse; perplex; fluster
  109. Cattywampus (or Catawampus)

    “If this is mean to be reassurance, it's cattywampus"
    In disarray or disorder; askew.
  110. Gardyloo

    "One never knew the moment when the warning cry 'Gardyloo'... might ring."
    Used to warn passers-by of waste about to be thrown from a window into the street below
  111. Taratiddle

    "'We haven't got time to listen to more taradiddles, I'm afraid, Dumbledore.'"
    1 : a fib 2 : pretentious nonsense
  112. Billingsgate

    "Modern billingsgate betrays puerile imbecility of pundits"
    coarsely abusive language
  113. Snickersnee

    “The snickersnee swings towards the vitals of Hollywood.”
    1 archaic : to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting with knives 2 : a large knife
  114. Widdershins

    The coracle whirled round, clockwise, then widdershins
    in a left-handed or contrary direction; counterclockwise
  115. Collywobbles

    “I get the collywobbles just thinking about a hardback mixed in with a paperback!”
    pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach; a bellyache
  116. Gubbins

    “So how is it that he took out all the gubbins from the plane and rebuilt it?”
    Assorted stuff, especially if of little value
  117. Diphthong

    “All nasty nouns should be replaced by the word "diphthong".”
    two vowel sounds joined in one syllable to form one speech sound, e.g. the sounds of "ou" in out and of "oy" in boy
  118. Piquant

    "The emphasis is on comedy, but there's an undercurrent of piquant social commentary." 
    1. agreeably stimulating to the palate: spicy; 2. engagingly provocative: having a lively arch charm
  119. Ambrosial

    The rice had an ambrosial aroma
    extremely pleasing to the senses, especially of taste or smell
  120. Grub

    Let's go get some grub
    food; victuals
  121. Umami

    Mr. Vongerichten creates intense umami-tasting dishes, which he dubs umami "bombs," at his various restaurants
    a taste sensation that is meaty or savory and is produced by several amino acids and nucleotides
  122. Gustatory

    On first seeing his beloved: "She was if the word gustatoryhad grown legs and got a dress"
    related to or associated with eating or the sense of taste
  123. Piehole

    He stuffed the cake in his piehole
    (slang) mouth
  124. Balthazar

    "Are you preparing to serve wine to 96 guests? Then a Balthazar is just your ticket!"
    an oversize wine bottle holding about 16 times the volume of a normal bottle
  125. Gamy

    "The goat was a bit of an adventure, but delicious in its slightly gamy, tender way."
    having the flavor of game; especially: having the flavor of game kept uncooked till near tainting
  126. Borborygmus

    "[The album] Earth 2 plunges you into the belly of a mastodon after a huge feast, and the sound is like the ensuing borborygmus."
    intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas
  127. Postprandial

    "Newly fortified, take a postprandial walk around Plaza San Francisco and call in on the magnificent church and monastery museum here."
    occurring after a meal
  128. Dilettante

    "But compared with Matthew de Abaitua I am a complete dilettante. We camp perhaps once a year, and only in summer, and only in good weather (we cancel if it's wet)."
    a person whose interest in an art or in an area of knowledge is not very deep or serious
  129. Non sequitur

    “That was such a complete non sequitur that Keisha could only look stupidly at her.
    a statement that doesn't logically follow from or is not clearly related to anything said before it (literally, 'it does not follow' in Latin)
  130. Conundrum

    "I thought you were trying to solve the conundrum of how, in spite of our expensive automatic sprinkling system, we still have brown patches in the yard."
    a confusing, intricate, or difficult problem
  131. Phlegmatic


    Unemotional (Harder)
  132. Pulchritude
    Beauty (Hardest)
  133. Persnickety
    Choosy (Harder)
  134. Grotesque

    He appeared at the ball in a grotesque costume
    Distorted; strangely ugly; outlandish; bizarre
  135. Habiliments

    The faculty appeared at Commencement in full academic habiliments
    Clothing; garb; attire
  136. Habitat

    The habitat of the polar bear is the Arctic region
    Natural place of living
  137. Hackneyed

    He uses many hackneyed expressions in his writings
    Commonplace; trite; overused
  138. Haggard

    The smooth features of his youth had turned into the haggard face of a worn-out old man
    Wasted or gaunt in appearance
  139. Panoramic

    You can get a panoramic view of the whole campus from this tower. Your panoramic book leaves out no detail of your subject
    As seen or viewable from all directions; comprehensive as in review or coverage
  140. Paradox

    To be both rational and passionate would seem to be a paradix
    That which may be true but which seems to be contradictory, false or absurd; a self contradictory statement
  141. Verbatim

    Repeat the instructions verbatim to assure me you know what to do
    Word for word; in the exact words
  142. Verbiage

    Your verbiage takes long to read and it hides your main ideas
    Excess of words; verbosity
  143. Polyglot

    I hope I can find someone who speaks English in this polyglot neighborhood
    Speaking or writing in several languages; multilingual; a mixture of languages
  144. Verbose

    A speaker should be concise, not verbose
    Using too many words
  145. Exorbitant

    This is an exorbitant price to ask for that object
    Beyond reasonable limits; excessive
  146. Frustration

    He felt great frustration when he did not receive the answer he had hoped for
    That which baffles or thwarts accomplishment; the state of being so affected
  147. Verdant

    A verdant lawn or verdant college freshmen
    1. Green with vegetation 2. inexperienced; unsophisticated
  148. Aridity

    The aridity of the soil prevented the development of the crops
    Dryness; barrenness; the state of being dull, without interest
  149. Modicum

    Everyone expects at least a modicum of praise for his accomplishments
    A small quantity or portion
  150. Momentous

    In crossing the Rubicon, Julius Caesar made a momentous decision
    Of great importance or consequence
  151. Monograph

    The professor published a monograph on the working habits of bees
    A scholarly or formal writing on a single subject
  152. Modulate

    No other actor could express so many moods be merely modulating his voice
    To change, adjust or regulate; to vary the pitch or tone of sound or the frequency of radio waves
  153. Mollify

    Not even her apology could mollify the angry teacher
    To calm or appease; to soothe; to make less severe
  154. Buttress

    The walls of the cathedral were reinforced by buttresses
    to give encouragement or support to (a person, plan, etc.).
  155. Cacophony

    The cacophony of a band not in tune hurts my ears
    Unpleasant, harsh, or discordant sound
  156. Descried

    The sentry descried enemy troops moving over the top of the hill
    Caught sight of; discerned; spied
  157. Shoddy

    They have been selling us these shoddy products long enough; from now on we go elsewhere
    Of inferior material; lacking the quality claimed; sham
  158. Shrew

    She is such a shrew that her husband simply left her
    A scolding, brawling woman
  159. Discursive

    The old man's conversation was so discursive that we could not follow it
    Passing from one subject to another
  160. Shuffle

    We could detect the sound of his peculiar shuffle all the way down the hall
    A walk characterized by scraping or sliding of the feet; to walk in such manner
  161. Sidled

    The bashful child at last sidled up to her new aunt
    Stepped or moved sideways in a shy or stealthy manner
  162. Simile

    In Burn's famous simile, he describes his love as "like a red, red rose."
    A figure of speech likening one thing to another using "as", "like," etc.
  163. Simulated

    With this training device, you can experience simulated flying. He is not attentive; his interest is merely simulated
    Had the appearance but not the actuality of; imitated; pretended; feigned
  164. Disheveled

    He was so disheveled that he looked as though he had slept in his clothes
    Disarranged; untidy; tousled; rumpled
  165. Disparaging

    We were surprised by her disparaging remarks about her roommate; they seemed to get along so well
    Degrading; depreciating: "cutting down"; belittling
  166. Mendacious

    She is known to be so mendacious that I doubt anyone will believe her
    Lying; dishonest; deceitful; false; untrue
  167. Edification

    He did that for our edification, not our amusement
    Instruction for improvement; enlightenment; clarification
  168. Staid

    We were ecstatic the news but, as usual, she remained staid
    Very reserved; sedate; sober; grave
  169. Ebullient

    Her ebullient spirits told us that she had won
    Happily excited; exuberant; bubbling or boiling up
  170. Squalid

    The squalid conditions in the tenement were reported to the city commission
    Dirty; foul; wretched; low class
  171. Spurious

    Several plays attributed to Shakespeare seem to be spurious
    Not genuine; counterfeit
  172. Sporadic

    Because his studying was sporadic, there are many gaps in his knowledge
    Isolated in occurrence; occasional; intermittent
  173. Spontaneous

    Wordssmith defined poetry as the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling."
    Unplanned; acting from a natural impulse; self-generated
  174. Duplicity

    Honesty and duplicity are impossible companions
    Deception; deceitfulness; double-dealing
  175. Dulcet

    The dulcet tones of the organ were most pleasing
    Melodious; pleasing to the ear; soothing; pleasant
  176. Ductile

    Wire is made from ductile metal
    Capable of being drawn thin or worked with without breaking
  177. Dual

    Vehicles intended for operator instruction are usually equipped with dual controls
    Of two; having or composed of two parts; double; twofold
  178. Dromedary

    The dromedary can travel swiftly across the desert
    Arabian or one-humped camel
  179. Dogma

    Although he is not an atheist, he cannot accept the dogma of any particular religious group
    A set of specific ideas or beliefs; a doctrine
  180. Focalization

    Today, our focalization will be on chapter three
    The act or action of focusing or concentrating; the location of concentrated attention
  181. Flout

    He was punished for flouting the authority of his teachers
    To defy contemptuously; to scorn or scoff; such as act
  182. Doleful

    That doleful look on his face aroused my sympathy
    Sad; sorrowful; mournful
  183. Specious [spee-shuhs]

    We really wanted to believe him but his reasoning was found to be specious
    Apparently but not actually just, sound, correct, etc.; suspect; deceiving
  184. Spasmodic

    He cannot be relied upon because he is too spasmodic in doing his work
    Temporarily impulsive or violent; intermittent and intense; convulsive
  185. Soporific

    The lullaby had a soporific effect upon the baby
    Causing sleepiness; drowsy; sleepy
  186. Sophisiticated

    She is so sophisticated that she disdains football games and country picnics
    Worldly-wise; not simple; refined; cultivated
  187. Divulge

    You must promise not to divulge that secret
    To make known; to reveal; to tell
  188. Somnambulist

    When a somnambulist awakens, he often does not know where he is
    One who walks and performs other actions during sleep
  189. Distraught

    The mother was distraught by the absence of her daughter
    Mentally agitated; emotionally upset; worried and bewildered
  190. Dissuade

    It was hard to dissuade him from doing what he planned
    To persuade not to do something
  191. Dissonance

    Dissonance among friends an dissonance in music are both disturbing
    Lack of harmony; lack of agreement; discord; incongruity
  192. Dissenter

    When everyone else agreed on the proposal, Mr. Brown was the lone dissenter
    One who dissents, disagrees, differs in principle; one who refuses to assent to established doctrine
  193. Disseminated

    The information was disseminated over the radio
    Scattered; spread widely; broadcast
  194. Soiree [swah-rey] 

    The soiree at the fraternity house was the outstanding social function of the year
    An evening party or celebration
  195. Sobriety

    Absolute sobriety is necessary when one is driving. He seldom laughs but maintains sobriety
    The state of being sober, serious or temperate; abstinence from intoxicating substances
  196. Skittish

    The skittish animal approached the stranger with caution
    Nervous; easily frightened; "high strung."
  197. Skeptical

    He no longer was skeptical when he saw what they were talking about
    Doubtful; unbelieving
  198. Dissemble

    He claimed that he was not afraid, but we knew that he was dissembling
    To conceal or disguise; to show falsely; to dissimulate
  199. Dispersion

    A teacher's function is more than just the dispersion of information
    A spreading or scattering or separating 
  200. Sinister

    He dedicated his life to combating the sinister forces in society
    Tending toward disaster; threatening; foreboding; evil; wicked; (literally: left or left-hand)
  201. Sinecure

    The vice president has no sinecure, for she does a lot of important work
    A paid position that requires little or no work or responsibility 
  202. Disparity

    Disparity in rank did not prevent the soldiers and the officers from enjoying party.
    Unlikeness; inequality; difference
  203. Buffet

    Suddenly the wind buffeted the little ship and scattered the buffet dinner
    A sideboard; a meal set out on a sideboard rather than on a table; to knock about, push or force roughly
  204. Turpid

    After the incident his thoughts were so turpid that he could not decide what to do
    Cloudy; dense; stirred up; in a confused state
  205. Turgid

    As a turgid stream overflows it's banks, his turgid speech flooded us with almost meaningless words
    Swollen; distended; inflated or bombastic in expression
  206. Mummery

    The student play was a mummery of school traditions and in very bad taste
    An affected, pretentious or hypocritical performance; a performance using action and gestures but no dialogue; a pantomime
  207. Pantomime 

    Some tourists make themselves understood abroad by pantomime.
    Express or represent (something) by extravagant and exaggerated mime.
  208. Brazen

    That was a brazen lie he told to get that job
    Made of or resembling brass; impudent; bold; shameless; defiantly reckless; to act in such manner
  209. Nostalgic

    When you are far from home and friends, it's easy to become nostalgic
    Longing for something past or far away; homesick; pensive; causing such feelings
  210. Sinuous

    The weary travelers followed the sinuous path of the river although they feared that they were lost
    Bending in and out; undulating; winding
  211. Truculent

    Don't offend that truculent person or you may get physically hurt. Her truculent remarks made everybody feel insulted
    Belligerent; fierce; hostile; ferocious; cruel; harsh; scathing
  212. Truncated

    When you truncated the paragraph you left out important details
    Cut off; shortened
  213. Trenchant

    The student's trenchant comments about the novel showed that he truly
    Incisive; perceptive; to the point; keen; vigorous; forceful
  214. Trepidation (-atious)

    He expected to be punished and approached the principal's office with trepidation
    Fearfulness; alarm; agitation; trembling from such cause
  215. Hamlet

    He was born in a hamlet, many miles from the nearest city
    A small village
  216. Parochialism

    The parochialism of the civic club made it distateful to many citizens
    Pertaining to only one group; narrowness of interest
  217. Derogatory

    The teacher's derogatory remarks were resented by the students
    Disparaging; defaming; belittling
  218. Trilogy

    She has published two books about her hometown, and is working on the final one in her trilogy
    A series of three literary or dramatic works related by a common subject or theme
  219. Precluded

    His failure to register precluded his attending classes
    Made impossible or ineffective; kept from happening; prevented
  220. Gouge

    They'll have to gouge those big rocks out of the ground with a bulldozer
    To scoop, dig or force out; to overcharge; a woodworking tool for cutting holes or grooves; such a hole or groove
  221. Apparition

    He swears that he saw an apparition near the cemetery last night
    A strange or startling visual phenomenon; a ghost or phantom
  222. Desuetude

    The good old customs soon fell into desuetude with the new generation
    State of disuse; uselessness
  223. Destitution

    The Social Security system attempts to prevent destitution among the aged
    State of being without means of subsistence; great poverty
  224. Despicable

    He was such a despicable character that I refused to work with him
    Deserving to be despised; contemptible; detestable
  225. Desideratum

    To visit every corner of the world was his driving desideratum 
    Something needed and wanted; something much desired
  226. Zenith

    He reached the zenith of his career when he was elected president
    Highest point; summit; peak
  227. Writhe

    As I pressed the stick against the snake's neck, it writhed awhile and then lay still
    To make twisting or turning movements; to squirm; to contort the body as in agony
  228. Homogeneous

    Some groups consist of different things and some groupings are homogeneous
    Of the same kind, quality or degree
  229. Rococo

    She doesn't like rococo decorations; she prefers simple designs
    Fancy style of ornamentation with curves and shell work
  230. Malign

    He maligned his opponent, hoping voters would believe the worst about him
    To speak badly of; to defame; to slander
  231. Ludicrous

    His comment was so ludicrous that we did not think he was serious
    Ridiculously humorous; absurd
  232. Lucid

    We never mistake her lucid instructions. He was struck hard on the head but remained lucid
    Clear; shining; distinct; easily understood; mentally alert; rational
  233. Reverie

    In her reverie, she appeared not to see me and did not respond to my question
    A state of daydreaming, being lost in thought or musing; a daydream
  234. Chronic

    He found no relief for his chronic ailment
    Continuing for a long time; recurrent
  235. Anomaly

    Everything in the whole test was related, except for one anomaly
    That which differs form what is commonly expected;  a deviation from the rule; an irregularity or abnormality
  236. Animated

    He seemed especially animated by the good news
    Given life, motion or inspiration; full of life; spirited; active; inspired
  237. Animadversion

    He was less concerned over the animadversions of his colleagues than over the jokes they made about his plan
    An unfavorable remark; adverse criticism; blame
  238. Revered

    The old priest was revered by everyone in his parish because of his saintly life
    Regarded with reverence or deep respect
  239. Reverberations

    The reverberations of the shot were loud and sharp
    Echoes; reboundings; vibrations
  240. Retrograde

    We must either advance or retrograde; we can't stand still
    Going backwards; worsening; declining; to recede; to grow worse; to degenerate
  241. Anesthetist

    Toward the end of the operation the anethetist substituted ether for gas
    A person trained to administer aneathetics
  242. Anathema [uh-nath-uh-muh] 

    Because of his opposition to the Archbishops's edict, the King was declared anathema
    A person or thing greatly detested, cursed or damned; person excommunicated; a curse
  243. Oracular

    The fortune teller's oracular utterances all came true
    Forecasting the future prophetic
  244. Vesture

    The bishop could be clearly distinguished by his vesture
    Apparel; clothes; (an archaic word not often in current use).
  245. Omnivorous

    He is an omnivorous reader, enjoying any book any every subject available to him. Most dogs are omnivorous
    Taking in or consuming everything; eating almost anything, esp. both vegetables and meat
  246. Venomous

    His insults can be as venomous as the bite of a rattlesnake
    Poisonous; deadly; spiteful; malicious
  247. Polemical

    A polemical discussion ins't likely to change anybody's mind
    Argumentative; controversial; disputatious; formally debatable; an argument or controversy; (polemic is used interchangeably)
  248. Pensive

    Cheer up - stop thinking - get active - you've been pensive long enough!
    Thoughtful, reflective - usually with a feeling of soberness or sadness
  249. Ecstatic

    She was ecstatic at the idea of being accepted to Princeton
    Overwhelmingly happy; intensely delighted; rapturious
  250. Edict

    When the mayor issues an edict, all citizens should respect it and comply with it
    An authoritative order issued publicly; a decree
  251. Hallmark

    Our school's hallmark is the high grade average of all students, year after year
    An actual mark on objects or a characteristic indicating high quality, excellence or genuineness 
  252. Interstellar

    The astronomer is interested in interstellar space
    Among the stars; between the stars
  253. Veracity

    His lying in the past causes me to doubt his veracity now
    Truthfulness; honesty
  254. Endorse

    Once before he had made the mistake of endorsing a candidate he did not know well enough
    To give support or approval to; to sanction; to transfer or guarantee by signing
  255. Eradicated

    The mistake was easily eradicated on the word processor
    Completely erased; wiped out
  256. Conflagration

    No one knows who set the blaze but the conflagration destroyed the building
    A raging fire
  257. Conduit

    The law requires all electric wires be placed in a conduit
    A tube, pipe, channel, etc. through which something passes
  258. Condoned

    His intentions were good but their bad results could not be condoned
    Treated, overlooked or forgiven as though not committed or of no consequence
  259. Imperative

    It is imperative to have work in on time to get a good grade
    Compulsory; absolutely necessary; of greatest importance; a command
  260. Succulent

    Succulent fruits were served as dessert
    Juicy; full of juice
  261. Succinct

    His phone message, although succinct, gave the hospital all significant details
    Concise; brief but meaningful; terse
  262. Reiterated

    He reiterated his suggestion to make sure we understood
    Said or done again; repeated
  263. Condiment

    Without condiments, some foods are not very savory
    A seasoning or relish for food, such as pepper, mustard, sauces, etc.
  264. Equestrian

    Polo, foxhunting, and steeplechasing are popular equestrian sports
    Pertaining to horses or horsemanship; on horseback; one who rides or performs on horseback
  265. Equanimity

    She preserved her equanimity despite the slurring remarks made about her
    Evenness of mind; calmness of temper; composure
  266. Epoch

    The atomic bomb is an epoch-making discovery
    A period or point in time marked by noteworthy developments, events or circumstances
  267. Epitomize

    Sir Galahad epitomizes knighthood, and his legend is too long for me to epitomize
    To represent or typify a whole; to summarize concisely
  268. Epigram

    He characterized the tone of the whole story with one amusing and appropriate epigram
    A short, pithy, witty expression
  269. Subversive

    The FBI devotes particular attention to groups that seem subversive
    Undermining and destructive or corruptive; a person who so acts
  270. Concurred

    The members of the jury concurred with the foreman's opinion
    Reached the same conclusion; agreed; occurred at the same time
  271. Concordance

    Use a concordance to locate and learn about ancient cities in the Bible
    An index of the significant words and the phrases containing them in a book; agreement; concord
  272. Concatenated

    In her novel, the major events were concatenated with each other to support the conclusion
    Linked together; united in chain or series
  273. Subterfuge

    He wouldn't admit he was unprepared and used a subterfuge to get out of the competition
    A baffling or devious method for avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness 
  274. Regression

    Fortunately, the disease is in regression, and the patient should recover completely
    A going back; a withdrawing or returning; (opposite of progression)
  275. Refulgent

    The frost on the ground was refulgent in the moonlight
    Shining; radient; glowing
  276. Compunction

    She had absolutely no compunction about lying to her mother. My compunction moves me to apologize for inconveniencing you
    Uneasiness because of guilt; a slight sense of pity or regret
  277. Comport

    They comport themselves with admirable grace
    To conduct or behave oneself; to be compatible or in agreement with
  278. Component

    We cannot construct the model until we have received all it's  components. This component gear helps make the machine operate
    A part or element of a whole; serving as such a part
  279. Inalienable

    Inalienable rights are guaranteed by the Constitution
    Not subject to being taken away; not transferable; fixed
  280. Complement

    Your study of calculus will complement the requirements for a degree in mathematics
    That which fills up or adds to for completion; that which must be so added; to add to in such a manner
  281. Compendium

    He published a compendium of all of Shakespeare's plays
    A comprehensive and concise summary
  282. Compatible

    I hope you will get a compatible roommate
    Capable of existing together; easy to get along with; agreeable; congenial
  283. Commuted

    The death sentence was commuted to life in prison
    Changed to something less ever; substituted; travelled frequently between two points
  284. Communal

    To have a clean city demands a communal effort
    Pertaining to or belonging to a community or group; public
  285. Commodious

    He bought a commodious home for his large family
    Spacious; roomy
  286. Loquacious

    They are quite different; one is loquacious, while the other rarely says a word
    Talkative; given to continual talking
  287. Commensurate

    The salary for his position will be commensurate with the applicant's experience
    Equal in measure; properly proportionate
  288. Festoon

    "Imagine how the parlor was created and decorated, and note the bright azalea color of the silk drapery with festoons lined in an apple green." — From an article by Carleton Varney in the Palm Beach Daily News, March 23, 2012
    • 1: a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points
    • 2: a carved, molded, or painted ornament representing a decorative chain
  289. Commendatory

    His willingness to sacrifice himself was commendatory
    Reflecting praise or recommendation; worthy of praise
  290. Gamut

    He ran the gamut of crime before he was caught
    Entire range or extent of
  291. Clandestine

    The conspirators held a clandestine meeting to plot their actions
    Secret; hidden; undercover; surreptitious; furtive
  292. Magnanimous

    He showed no anger at their insults but, instead, remained magnanimous
    Noble in spirit; without resentment or envy; generous in forgiving
  293. Machination

    The machination of unprincipled office seekers have cast an unfavorable light on upright politicians
    A plot or scheme to do harm; such thinking or doing
  294. Magisterial

    A magisterial teacher demands obedience, while a good teacher earns respect
    Pertaining to a master; pompously assured and commanding; authoritative; dictatorial
  295. Cataclysm (-ic)

    The destruction caused by the storm reached cataclysmic proportions
    Sudden and violent on a large scale; disastrous or violently changing in effect
  296. Implement

    She has the experience to implement our plans, putting ideas to work. These regulations will be implements for quality control
    To do or provide what is needed for completion or activation; to effect; to accomplish; something used for a specific purpose; a tool or instrument
  297. Castigated

    All of the students were castigated by the headmaster for their improper behavior
    Criticized severely; punished verbally; chastised or rebuked strongly
  298. Cascaded

    The vast crowd cascaded toward the exits
    Fell as from a waterfall; poured over; rushed down or out
  299. Cardinal

    Love of one's fellow man is considered a cardinal virtue
    Principal; most important; chief; an ecclesiastical official in the Roman Catholic Church; a red bird; scarlet
  300. Clamber

    He was so drunk that he had to clamber up the steps
    To crawl or climb in a clumsy manner
  301. Circumspect

    He was always circumspect before making a decision
    Cautiously attentive to everything; watchful against error or impropriety; wary; (literally: looking around)
  302. Imminent

    When he realized that defeat was imminent, he surrendered
    About to happen; threatening to occur; impending
  303. Badinage

    One person misunderstood the badinage and it turned into bitter accusations and insults
    Playful talk or joking back and forth; good natured arguing and jesting; raillery; teasing
  304. Badger

    If you don't stop badgering me about your grade I shall lower it
    To annoy persistently; to bother or tease; a small burrowing animal
  305. Avocation

    The doctor's avocation was saving stamps
    An interest or casual occupation in addition to one's vocation; a hobby; a diversion
  306. Articulation

    You need to concentrate on articulation when you give your speech before an audience
    Clear and precise pronunciation; enunciation; a joining together of parts
  307. Imbroglio [im-brohl-yoh]

    An imbroglio developed among the representatives of the nations because of an error in translation
    A complicated disagreement; a misunderstanding with serious consequences
  308. Illiterate

    Since he has had no formal education, he is virtually illiterate
    Unable to read or write
  309. Germane

    Omit what is not germane to the discussion
    Pertinent or fitting to the issue; relevant
  310. Garrulous

    She works very rapidly, but her garrulous tongue distracts is from our studies
    Talkative; chattering; loquacious
  311. Garish

    Garish clothes in church are inappropriate
    Extremely bright; overly ornate; tastelessly overdone; showy; gaudy
  312. Perverse

    She has no good reason to argue with us; she is simply being perverse
    Obstinately contrary; deviating from convention; willfully nonconforming
  313. Pervade

    The sweet odor of the roses seemed to pervade the whole house
    To spread throughout; to permeate
  314. Perturbation

    The overthrowing of the king caused great perturbation of the country's social structure
    To act or cause of disturbance in a usual condition; such a disturbance; agitation
  315. Pertinent

    We are talking about a party, so your remarks about a vacation are not pertinent
    Related to the matter at hand; relevant
  316. Pertinacious

    He was pertinacious in maintaining his position
    Stubbornly persistent; tenacious of goals or purpose; not easily gotten rid of
  317. Circumlocution

    The teacher resorted to circumlocution because he did not really understand the subject
    Evasion of main point by indirect or roundabout speaking or writing; any such expression
  318. Circuitous

    You can go directly from here to there, or you can take a circuitous route
    Roundabout; indirect
  319. Cincture

    The monk used a simple piece of rope as a cincture for his robe
    Anything that encircles; a belt or sash; to encircle with such an object
  320. Captious

    He could give us helpful advice but, instead, he's just being captious
    Fault finding; disposed to criticize; argumentative
  321. Capricious

    One cannot trust his judgement: he is too capricious
    Characterized by impulsive or whimsical change; unpredictable; erratice
  322. Prodigious

    The construction of the Panama Canal was a prodigious undertaking which many thought could never be completed
    Enormous; amazing; extraordinary
  323. Prodigal

    He was so prodigal in his youth that he has nothing left for his old age
    Wasteful; recklessly extravagant
  324. Procrastinator

    She is such a procrastinator that she will never finish her paper on time
    One who delays or puts off
  325. Minion

    Until Lancelot betrayed Arthur, he was the king's minion
    A submissive dependent or favorite; an official subordinate to another
  326. Mince

    She did not mince words in her forthright accusation. Minced ham makes good sandwiches
    To express with primness or with little force; to cut into little pieces
  327. Macabre (mə-ˈkäb)

    Edgar Allan Poe was well known for his macabre stories
    Gruesome; ghastly; horrible
  328. Millennium

    In the days of prosperity mankind thinks the millennium has arrived
    A period of 1,000 years; any long period of wellbeing; the thousand-year period after the second coming of Christ
  329. Mettle

    He was a man of fine mettle during the entire war
    Strength of spirit; stamina; dependability; ardor
  330. Blazon

    An artist was chosen to blazon the hero's sheild
    To richly adorn; to depict symbolically; such a depiction or it's description
  331. Luminous

    The white limbs of the birch tree were luminous among it's darker leaves. Your luminous example clarifies the problem
    Giving forth light; bright; shining; easily understood
  332. Lugubrious

    The lugubrious expression on his face aroused our sympathy
    Excessively dismal; mournful
  333. Mandatory

    It is mandatory that we go to this meeting, so we'd better do it
    Authoritative required; obligatory 
  334. Blatant

    A little mistake may go unnoticed but a blatant error demands attention
    Obvious; conspicuous, offensively loud
  335. Blanch

    She blanched when she heard the bad news
    The become or turn pale; to make white; to bleach; to scald edibles 
  336. Metaphysical

    Philosophers and students of religion are concerned with metaphysical matters
    Pertaining to speculation about ultimate reality; beyond the physical world and traditional sciences; extremely abstract or subtle
  337. Metaphor

    In a famous metaphor, Shakespeare compares "all the world" to a stage
    A figure of speech calling one thing something else to imply likeness (without using "like", "as", etc., which creates a simile)
  338. Metamorphosis

    The caterpillar undergoes a metamorphosis to become a butterfly
    Change in structure or form; transformation or characteristics, circumstances, etc.
  339. Mercurial [mer-kyoor-ee-uhl]

    His personality is so mercurial that one never knows what kind of response to expect
    Lively; quick; changeable; volatile; fickle; pertaining to or having the qualities or mercury
  340. Protract

    The workers were inclined to protract the job because they were being paid by the hour
    To draw out; to prolong; to extend
  341. Prototype

    The prototype of this car was first suggested five years ago
    The first of it's kind; the original model to which others must conform
  342. Mercenary

    The consultant's motives were purely mercenary; he didn't care about the success of the plan
    Influenced by desire for money; acting only for pay; greedy; one who is hired, esp.: a soldier hired by a foreign government
  343. Bimetallism

    The worth of goods and services in that country is based on bimetallism
    A monetary standard based on fixed, related values of two metals, usually gold and silver
  344. Biennial

    In two years our new chairman can run for another biennial term of office
    Occurring every two years; lasting two years
  345. Quadrennial

    a quadrennial festival
    occurring every four years
  346. Conscript

    A conscript army is usually not as dependable as a volunteer one
    To compel or force into service; drafted or compelled to serve; one so compelled
  347. Consanguinity

    Not even the ties of friendship are as strong as those of consanguinty
    Blood relationship
  348. Connote

    The word "country" connotes different things to different people
    To suggest; to imply
  349. Connoisseur

    He was a connoisseur of wine
    An expert in distinguishing and judging values, especially in fine arts, fine foods, wines, etc.
  350. Warder

    The warder of the jail was most exact in the performance of his duty
    A prison official; a keeper or guard
  351. Connived (-ing, -ry)

    No one knew what they were up to while they connived to rob the bank
    Cooperated secretly; plotted; schemed
  352. Conjugal

    Their long conjugal association is a model for many younger married couples
    Pertaining to marriage relationships; connubial
  353. Swirl

    The strong wind caused the dead leaves to swirl
    To move in a circular, whirling or writhing manner; a twist, curl, whirl or eddy
  354. Incredulity

    We listened to his story with incredulity, but he finally convinced is that it was true
    Unwillingness to believe; disbelief; skepticism
  355. Indigenous

    Palm trees are indigenous to the soil of the tropics
    Naturally occurring or existing in a specific place; native; natural
  356. Incontrovertible

    The evidence against the accused wasn't just hearsay; it was incontrovertible
    Incapable of being disputed; not debatable; undeniable
  357. Incessant

    That incessant noise will drive me mad
    Continuing with no interruption; never ceasing; continuous
  358. Impious

    He always scoffs at religion and seems to be totally impious
    Without piety; irreverent; blasphemous
  359. Ephemeral [ih-fem-er-uhl]

    Flowers soon fade and dry up, and their fragrance is ephemeral
    Lasting only a short time; short lived; transitory
  360. Enunciation

    Enunciation is a very important quality in public speaking. She gave an enunciation of her political position
    Clear pronunciation; articulation; a declaration
  361. Impinge

    I will not permit him to impinge upon my rights
    To infringe or encroach upon
  362. Impetus

    He lacked the impetus to start the project
    A moving or stimulating force; a stimulus to action; motivation
  363. Supercilious

    His supercilious attitude toward his subordinates discouraged them
    Haughty; contemptuous; arrogant; disdainful
  364. Sumptuous

    A sumptuous banquet was served on the occasion of the royal visit
    Luxurious; lavish; magnificent
  365. Sullies

    The student who cheats sullies his honor
    Tarnishes; defiles or stains; tarnishments; defilements
  366. Impervious 

    He was impervious to all the criticism levied against him
    Completely resistant to penetration; unaffected; unreceptive; immune
  367. Redolent

    The air was redolent with the aromas of fall
    Full of pleasant odor; smelling of; suggestive of
  368. Redundant

    The phrase "small in size" is redundant
    Unnecessary to meaning; already stated; repetitive; excessive
  369. Rectitude

    Her rectitude is such that no one can criticize her relationships with others
    Unwavering honesty and right behavior; moral soundness; integrity
  370. Recreant

    The recreant soldier was captured and court-martialed for desertion
    Unfaithful; disloyal; cowardly; one who exhibits these qualities
  371. Recluse (-ive)

    The old man was such a recluse that no one knew when he had died
    One who lives shut off from others; a hermit
  372. Enthralled

    The beauty of the scene enthralled him
    Fascinated; enchanted; captivated
  373. Entail

    Success will usually entail a great amount of work
    To involved necessarily; to require as a part of
  374. Congruent

    It is easy to recognize the congruent themes in the two plays
    Corresponding; matching; coinciding
  375. Confound

    He tried to confound us by telling different versions of his plan
    To confuse, bewilder or amaze
  376. Imperturbable

    In spite of the mob's threats, the sheriff remains imperturbable
    Incapable of being upset or disturbed; calm; serene
  377. Reciprocal

    The two countries have made a reciprocal trade agreement. Either this part or that will fit just as well: they are reciprocals
    Done or given responsively or in return; affecting both parties; mutual; a counterpart
  378. Enervate

    The thinness of the air seemed to enervate the mountain climbers
    To deprive of strength; to devitalize; to weaken
  379. Confluence

    There was a confluence of ideas at our conference. The water is rough at the confluence of rivers
    A flowing together; a merging; the place or instance of merging
  380. Relegate

    The poor relations were relegated to a back seat during the wedding ceremony
    To put back or consign to an inferior condition; to banish; to pass for decision
  381. Clemency

    The judge shoed clemency because the culprit was so young
    Mercy; leniency
  382. Clement

    Her attitude toward the rowdy class was as clement as the warm, sunny day
    Lenient; compassionate; merciful; mild
  383. Immaculate

    Even though he has been criticized by his opponents, his public record is immaculate
    Spotless clean; without stain or blemish
  384. Ghoul

    He is so mean and repulsive that some people call him a ghoul
    One who takes pleasure in terrible things; one who is repugnant in character or appearance; a grave robber; a legendary creature that feeds on corpses
  385. Prodigy

    The experts called her a prodigy after she played a Mozart concerto at the age of seven
    One who accomplishes extraordinary things at an early age; something extremely admirable or awe inspiring
  386. Category

    We have two kinds of questions here that should be group in separate categories
    A class; a classification; a division
  387. Caterer

    The party will be a disaster unless the caterer arrives soon
    One who provides food and services for parties, receptions, etc.
  388. Caustic

    His caustic reply made her cry
    Corrosive; destructive; sarcastic; biting
  389. Cauterized

    The physician cauterized the tissue around the wound
    Scared with a hot iron or acid
  390. Baffled

    We became baffled in our progress by unexpected problems. It is less noisy in here since they baffled the air conditioner
    Confused; perplexed; foiled; frustrated; impeded; fixed to control the flow of air, sound, etc.
  391. Balmy

    There are many balmy days in spring
    Warm; refreshing; mild
  392. Profligate

    His profligate spending of money soon made him a poor man
    Recklessly extravagant or wasteful; not virtuous or decent; such a person
  393. Prolific

    My bookshelves are full of the works of this prolific writer
    Producing a great deal; reproducing rapidly
  394. Prolix

    His speech was so prolix that his audience grew restless waiting for it to end
    Wordy; long-winded; verbose
  395. Promulgated

    The results of the deliberation were promulgated throughout the nation
    Put into effect officially and publicly; openly declared; proclaimed
  396. Abscond

    We've told the police that he left quickly yesterday to abscond with our funds
    To leave secretly and in haste, usually to escape the law
  397. Cliche'

    I supposed it is a cliche' to say that I felt exactly as you do when I was your age
    An overused expression; a trite or hackneyed saying; anything overused or overly familiar
  398. Melancholic

    Let's see if we can get her to cheer up, be happy and stop being so melancholic
    Excessively and unreasonably brooding; chronically depressed; despondent; causing or suggesting such feelings; (melancholy is used interchangeably)
  399. Addicted

    It did not take long before he became addicted to smoking
    Physiologically or psychologically dependent upon; completely self subjected to some habit, practice, etc.
  400. Cloister

    Many students at boarding schools feel that they live in a cloister
    A secluded or isolated place; a monastery or convent; a roofed walkway within a courtyard; to shut off from the world; to seclude or sequester
  401. Coagulate

    A new substance has been found which helps the blood to coagulate
    To thicken; to clot; to gather together in a mass
  402. Banal [buh-nal]

    His conversation is so banal that he lulls one to sleep
    Lacking freshness or vigor; commonplace; trite
  403. Bard [bahrd]

    Shakespeare is called the immortal bard
    A poet
  404. Barrister

    If you're going to sue somebody, you need to hire a barrister
    Loosely- an attorney or lawyer. (In England, a lawyer who pleads cases in courts...a solicitor advises and prepare cases)
  405. Bathos

    His book lost it's seriousness by the recurrence of bathos
    Excessive or trivial sentimentality; that which arouses insincere sorrow or pity; an unimportant anticlimax
  406. Bellicose [bel-i-kohs]

    The bellicose attitudes of the two countries will probably results in war
    Hostile; warlike; aggressive
  407. Beneficence

    His beneficence as a citizen stood out in contrast to the meanness of others
    The quality or display of goodness and kindness; a good deed or kindness; such actions collectively
  408. Prone

    He was prone to laziness because he never had to work
    Naturally inclined or disposed; having a tendency; predisposed; lying face down
  409. Aberration

    His misconduct is certainly an aberration; he is usually well behaved
    A change or departure from the usual, normal, prescribed, etc.; a disorder of the mind
  410. Brandish

    The child would brandish his stick when a dog approached
    To shake, wave or flourish threateningly, defiantly or triumphantly
  411. Propagate

    Be careful about saying anything that might propagate rumors
    To spread information, etc. from one person to another; to disseminate; to reproduce or multiply; to cause such
  412. Coalesce

    Under a good leader, their various ideas may coalesce into one common purpose
    To combine or come together in one body, purpose, etc.; to unite, to fuse; to blend
  413. Coalition

    No one party could gain a majority, so a coalition government was formed from two parties
    A union or joining together; a temporary alliance
  414. Coerce (-ion)

    The employers were charged with coercion in attempting to get the workers to accept their terms
    A compelling or forcing; forced restraint or constraint; control or government by force
  415. Absolution

    Good friends make us feel absolution for our human faults
    The forgiving of sin; a freeing from guilt and penalty; forgiveness
  416. Abstemious

    A good athlete is abstemious in his habits
    Sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate
  417. Adduced

    They jury had to decide whether the claims he adduced were true or false
    Brought out or offered for consideration or proof; alleged
  418. Adjudicated

    Until the case has been adjudicated, the defendant is presumed innocent
    Determine in court; judged
  419. Malediction

    She didn't realize how much he hated her until she heard his shocking malediction
    An evil and damaging statement; a curse; calumny, slander; such speaking or writing; (opposite of benediction)
  420. Chaos (-tic)

    The chaotic condition of his room shows how careless he is
    In a state of chaos; extremely mixed up; very confused or disorderly
  421. Celibacy

    Celibacy is obligatory for Roman Catholic priests
    The state of refraining from marriage and sexual relations
  422. Venial

    His employer ignored John's many venial offenses, and then fired him when he broke a major rule
    Excusable; forgivable; pardonable
  423. Poignant

    Pictures in a photo album can be poignant reminders of happy times long gone
    Sharply painful or saddening to the feelings; emotionally affective; piercing; sharp; cutting in effect
  424. Respite

    We worked in the fields for hours without respite
    Brief and temporary relief; rest; postponement
  425. Vociferous

    She annoyed us by becoming vociferous when quiet talk would have served as well
    Speaking out noisily; clamorous
  426. Opulent

    The opulent sheik spent money recklessly and served his guests an opulent dinner
    Tremendous wealthy; very rich or affluent; most abundant; luxuriously plentiful
  427. Discord (-ant)

    Several discordant notes spoiled the concert. They have discordant opinions even about the time of day
    Not harmonious; jarring to the ear; harsh; not in agreement; conflicting
  428. Diminutive

    Her husband is tall but she is diminutive. "Billy" is a diminutive for William
    Little; small; diminished or diminishing; a word expressing smallness, familiarity, etc.
  429. Dilettante

    Although he spends a great deal of money on paintings, he is only a dilettante
    One who is superficially interested; a dabbler; a lower of fine art without deep knowledge of it
  430. Dilatory

    The reporter was so dilatory in completing his assignment that he missed the deadline
    Causing or characterized by delay; tardy; slow
  431. Dilate

    Medicines are used to dilate the pupil of the eye
    To open wide; to enlarge
  432. Retrench

    As his bank account began to dwindle he knew he had to retrench on expenditures
    To reduce; to curtail; to economize
  433. Retract

    He was willing to retract the statement he made yesterday
    To draw back; to withdraw; to take back
  434. Reticent

    Although he talks constantly to home, he is extremely reticent in class
    No outspoken; uncommunicative; taciturn
  435. Diffident

    He was so diffident in his request for a raise that he was denied it
    Lack confidence; timid; shy
  436. Didactic

    My mother's didactic advice on how to do everything better can get really irritating.
    tending to give instruction or advice, even when it is neither welcome or necessary
  437. Diatribe

    The senator's diatribe against his opponent was unfair and also untrue
    Abusive speech; harsh denunciation
  438. Diaphanous

    She selected diaphanous material for the curtains
    Allowing light to show through; transparent or transluscent
  439. Devoid

    He is devoid of a sense of humor
    Not containing or possessing; empty; without
  440. Deviation

    Any deviation from the original plans will involve great expense
    A turning away or departure from; a divergence
  441. Scathing

    His scathing remarks about the organization showed how much he hated it
    Harshly critical; extremely sever; caustic
  442. Resuscitate

    The lifeguard could not resuscitate the drowned woman
    To restore from apparent death; to bring back to consciousness; to revive
  443. Sheen

    The sheen of the satin costumes added beauty to the pageant
    Shine; luster; brightness
  444. Precocious

    Most of the class found the precocious student annoying
    Prematurely developed; matured earlier than is normal; mentally advanced beyond one's years
  445. Stentorian

    The sergeant's stentorian command was readily heard by all
    Extremely loud
  446. Stark

    The stark reality of the situation did not occur to him until later
    No ornamented; bleak; plain; absolute; downright
  447. Extrinsic

    My ring is extrinsic to the use of my hand
    Not a natural or inherent part of; extraneous; nonessential; (opposite of intrinsic)
  448. Crustacean [kruh-stey-shuhn]

    Lobsters and shrimps are crustaceans
    A form of marine life having a crust-like shell
  449. Inextricably

    He became inextricable involved in the plot, never to be cleared of blame for it
    So involved or entangled as not to be removed or extricated
  450. Figment

    The story he submitted was a figment of his imagination 
    Something invented in the mind; a whimsical or fanciful idea
  451. Invocation

    The chaplain pronounced the invocation at the beginning of the program
    An appeal or calling upon for help or inspirational an opening prayer for a ceremonious occasion
  452. Aesthetic

    Their aesthetic taste was evident was evident in the fine design and exquisite furnishings of their home
    Pertaining to beauty; sensitive to or appreciative of beauty in the arts, nature, etc.; (also spelled esthetic)
  453. Alabaster

    The precious ointment was placed in an alabaster jar
    A whitish, translucent, workable mineral (gypsum or calcite)
  454. Acrimony

    Although he was angry, the teacher refrained from acrimony when he addressed the class
    Harshness or bitterness of speech or manner; expression of great dislike or deep resentment
  455. Mordant

    Her feelings were deeply hurt by his well-intended, but mordant, observations
    Sarcastic; caustic; biting
  456. Limpid

    We could easily see the bottom through the limpid water
    Clear; transparent
  457. Capitulate

    Because defeat was sure, the general was wiling to capitulate
    To surrender on certain terms; to give in; to acquiesce
  458. Inexorable

    A fatalist believes that man's destiny is inexorable
    Unchanging; relentless; unalterable
  459. Chicanery [shi-key-nuh-ree]

    He is so adept at political chicanery that no one can pin the dirty tricks on him
    Trickery; deception
  460. Fiasco

    The meeting turned out to be a fiasco; no one could agree on anything
    Complete or ridiculous failure
  461. Obnoxious

    He is such an obnoxious person that everyone shuns him
    Objectionable; offensive
  462. Advisement

    The manager took the various opinions of the entire staff under advisement
    Careful consideration
  463. Aggrandizement

    His only interest in being elected was personal aggrandizement
    That which makes richer or greater; the state or result of such
  464. Seraphic

    The seraphic countenances of the little children caused him great joy
    Angelic; heavenly
  465. Furtive

    She caught him making furtive glances at her, but he would never look her in the eye
    Stealthy; secretive; sly; evasive
  466. Fulsome

    Everyone appreciates a compliment but fulsome praise is disgusting
    Excessively flattering; distastefully insincere
  467. Imperious

    We will cooperate to meet the imperious requirement without your being so lordly and imperious about it
    Commanding; domineering; arrogant; imperative; urgent
  468. Inane

    Her inane suggestions simply wasted our time
    Meaningless; pointless; asinine
  469. Enhance

    The improvements enhance the value of the property
    To make better; to heighten or increase in value, quality, etc.
  470. Relevant

    The information she gave was useful but not relevant to the discussion topic
    Relating to the matter at hand; pertinent; applicable 
  471. Reminiscent

    That song is particularly reminiscent of my college days
    Reminding or suggestive of the past; remembering; dwelling on the past
  472. Remiss

    Because he had so many problems on his mind, he was remiss in performing his duties
    Negligent; careless
  473. Incarcerate

    He committed a felony and was incarcerated for punishment
    To imprison; to confine
  474. Receded

    The lake had receded several feet since I had seen it last
    Moved back or downward; became more distant; fade away; withdrew
  475. Charlatan

    The doctor who claimed that he could cure your cold was obviously a charlatan
    One who pretends to have knowledge that he does not have; an impostor; a quack
  476. Empirical

    We need empirical evidence to judge this matter, not assumptions
    Based on observation or direct experience only and not on theory, speculation, hearsay, etc.
  477. Emulate

    If you emulate your parents' success and satisfaction, your own can certainly be no less
    To strive to equal or surpass; to successfully rival
  478. Encomium

    Because of their blameless life they are deserving of high encomium
    Formal expression of praise
  479. Encroach

    She owns the copyright on that book and if you copy it, she can sue you for encroaching
    To trespass; to intrude upon another's property or rights
  480. Eruption

    With two such hotheads holding opposite views, an eruption was inevitable
    A bursting forth or out, as of lava from a volcano; a sudden outburst, as of emotion or social discontent; a breaking out in a rash; a rash
  481. Escort

    As he escorted her into ballroom, his mother thought of her own cotillion days
    To accompany in order to protect or show honor or courtesy to; one who so acts
  482. Cotillion

    Young men hoping to meet the women of their dreams at the cotillion
    a ballroom dance for couples that resembles the quadrille
  483. Esophagus

    Food passes down the esophagus into the stomach
    The tube passing from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet
  484. Enigmatic

    It is difficult to understand his enigmatic statements
    Like a riddle; puzzling; obscure
  485. Rancor

    What she felt for her opponent was not mere dislike, but rancor
    Hard feelings; ill will; spitefulness; bitter hatred; malice
  486. Jaded

    We were so jaded by school work that vacation was a welcome relief
    Worn out; exhausted; "burned out"; satiated
  487. Rapacious

    He was never satisfied with modest savings, but was rapacious in becoming rich
    Grasping; seizing; ravenous; plundering; predatory
  488. Jargon

    A lawyer probably would not understand all the jargon of doctors
    The language or vocabulary of a particular group, profession, trade, etc.
  489. Rationalize

    He attempted to rationalize his behavior by claiming that the ends would justify his means
    To justify one's actions or motives plausibly but not necessarily truthfully; to make reasonable or rational
  490. Jeopardy

    You are in jeopardy of losing your scholarship if you do not bring your grades up
    Danger; risk; exposure to harm
  491. Flaccid

    It took some days before the flaccid muscles became strong
    Lacking firmness or force; not stiff; limp
  492. Placid

    The placid scene had a calming effect upon his jangled nerves
    Calm; serene; peaceful
  493. Jettison

    To lighten the plane, the crew was forced to jettison the cargo
    To throw overboard; to discard
  494. Protrusion

    The protrusion of your personal affairs is a distraction from our work. She cut her foot on a sharp protrusion in the carpet
    The state or act of thrusting forward or sticking out; that which sticks out or juts out
  495. Protuberance

    The archeologists were puzzled by a protuberance just below the surface of the earth
    That which bulges, stick out or protrudes; a protrusion
  496. Puerile

    His puerile behavior when he was thwarted was surprising in one who seemed so mature
    Childish; immature; juvenile
  497. Pulsation

    The pulsation of the artery was very apparent
    A beat or throb ; rhythmic vibration
  498. Punctilious

    In his punctilious housekeeping, everything must be in it's proper place
    Exact in detail; precise; fastidious; scrupulous
  499. Knavish

    The king hired several knavish types to do his "dirty work"
    Mischievous; untrustworthy; deceitful 
  500. Pungent

    A pungent odor of burning leaves reminds us that autumn is here
    Sharp or striking to the sense of smell; acrid piquant
  501. Spectrum

    He was very familiar with Faulkner, having read the entire spectrum of the novelist's work
    The entire range of something; the colored bands of refracted light
  502. Quiescent

    Animals that are hibernating are in a quiescent state
    Not agitated or anxious; at rest; inactive; quiet
  503. Raucous

    A raucous voice is anything but pleasing
    Disagreeably harsh and loud; strident
  504. Quixotic

    His idea was noble in it's intention, but it was too quixotic to be of practical use
    Foolishly idealistic or romantic; well meaning but impractical; (literally: like Don Quixote)
  505. Labyrinth

    It was fun to watch him try to find his way out of the labyrinth
    A place full of intricate passageways; a complex and confusing situation or idea
  506. Lackadaisical

    He is so lackadaisical about betting things done that we decided not to depend on him
    Listless; not interested; not animated
  507. Laconic

    Her laconic speeches tell you important things in a very few words
    Sparing of words; terse or concise
  508. Reconteur [rak-uhn-tur]

    He was an amusing raconteur, with a story for almost every occasion
    One who can tell stories well
  509. Ennui

    Many poets and philosophers have stated that physical suffering is preferable to ennui
    Vague discontent; listless dissatisfaction; weariness of life; oppressive boredom
  510. Flagellation

    He was sentence to flagellation in the public square
    Whipping; flogging
  511. Ensconced

    Ensconced in an easy chair, he enjoyed his pipe and book
    Placed or settled snugly or securely
  512. Raillery [rey-luh-ree]

    She has had enough of your raillery over her innocent mistake, so let's get back to serious business
    Mild ridicule; good natured teasing
  513. Languish

    Since freedom was denied him, he was left to languish in prison
    To lose strength, force, or animation; to experience physical and mental discomfort
  514. Refractory

    A refractory boy is hard to handle
    Unresponsive to discipline; resistant; stubborn; unmanageable
  515. Flamboyant

    I like plain and simple styles, but she prefers flamboyant clothes that attract attention
    Showy; fancy; resplendent; colorful; ornate; florid; flamelike
  516. Lapidary

    Before the diamond can be set in a ring, the lapidary must do his work
    Pertaining to the cutting, engraving, polishing of gem stones; one who does such work
  517. Ravenous

    He was a ravenous appetite for science fiction novels
    Extremely hungry; eagerly and intensely desirous; voracious
  518. Rebate

    She had expected the usual discount but this generous rebate astonished her
    A deduction or discount; a return of part of the amount paid; to allow such
  519. Recalcitrant

    He is so recalcitrant that none of the teachers will accept him in class
    Resistant to control; stubborn; defiant, rebellious; such a person
  520. Erosive

    The erosive power of the river changed the shape of his property
    Tending or causing to wear away or disintegrate slowly
  521. Ramifications

    He had not considered the many ramifications of his simple refusal to abide by the rules
    Branches; offshoots; subdivisions; results or consequences
  522. Recant

    To be reinstated he was obliged to recant his statement
    To renounce formally; to disavow; to "take back" or withdraw
  523. Flaunt

    The winner continued to flaunt the money in their faces
    To display proudly or defiantly; to wave or flourish arrogantly
  524. Rampant

    After the victory the crowd rushed rampant through the streets shouting, "We're number one!"
    Spreading unchecked; widespread and uncontrolled; wild or violent
  525. Encumber

    The equipment did not encumber our efforts as much as we had feared
    To burden; to load down; to hinder
  526. Erotic

    Some authors just infer sexual activity, while others use erotic descriptions
    Arousing sexual feelings; related to sexual arousal
  527. Esoteric

    Those classical references in the poem are too esoteric for most college students to understand
    Meant for or understood by a select few; beyond normal comprehension; secret
  528. Erstwhile

    Since I have graduated, my erstwhile professor has become my good friend
    Former; formerly
  529. Essay

    You must not give up, but must essay to complete an interesting essay
    To make an effort; to try; to attempt; a trial; an attempt; a short written compostion
  530. Purport

    He purports to be a doctor, but his methods suggest that he is a charlatan
    To give an impression of; to claim as true, to profess; meaning; intention
  531. Pusillanimous

    A pusillanimous person fears to undertake any action of importance
    Cowardly; weak spirited; timid
  532. Erudite

    Although he has never attended college, he is a very erudite person
    Well-read; learned; scholarly
  533. Choreography

    The music for the ballet was superb but the dancers stumbled through the choreography
    Dancing, esp. ballet dancing; the art of devising or the specification for ballet dances
  534. Fallible

    Whenever you're tempted to criticize, remember that everyone is fallible
    Likely to fail or be in error; capable of making mistakes or being deceived
  535. Auspicious

    His beginning in the business was auspicious, but he turned out a dismal failure
    Favorable; fortunate; of good omen; propitious 
  536. Necromancy

    The magician claimed that he used necromancy when he told our fortunes
    The foretelling of the future by supposed communication with the dead or with spirits; black magic; sorcery
  537. Sardonic

    He never praises anything w do but is always sardonic about our efforts
    Bitterly scornful; mocking; cynical; derisive
  538. Adamant

    I pleaded with my father to let me take the car, but he was adamant in his refusal
    Determined; unyielding; uncompromising; immovable
  539. Alliteration

    "Peter Piper picked a peek of pickled peppers" is a nearly perfect alliteration
    Repetition of beginning sounds in several words in a phrase or line
  540. Analgesic [an-l-jee-zik]

    A generous portion of analgesic balm was applied to the bruise
    Pain relieving; soothing
  541. Choleric

    He is so choleric that he reacts violently to the most innocent joking
    Hot-tempered; easily angered
  542. Fallacious

    Although his conclusion was sound, his reasoning was fallacious
    False; misleading
  543. Invalidated

    The government has invalidated his passport until he pays his back taxes
    Made no longer valid; nullified; cancelled; deprived of legal importance
  544. Aureole

    On misty nights the moon is surrounded by an aureole
    A surrounding radiance or fringe of light; a halo
  545. Seceded

    Southern states seceded form the Union during the Civil War
    Withdrew or broke away from; withdrawn; broken away
  546. Sarcophagus

    On his first visit to the cathedral the boy was frightened by the row of huge, grim sarcophagi
    Stone coffin or tomb, especially one exposed to view
  547. Loll

    Despite the arrival of visitors, the man continued to loll in his chair
    To sprawl or repose listlessly or lazily; to lounge or droop
  548. Alleviate

    As an excellent nurse, she was able to alleviate anxiety as well as pain
    To ease, relieve or lighten; to mitigate
  549. Laud (-atory)

    The senior class had worked hard to earn the headmaster's laud remarks
    Expressing praise; commendatory
  550. Comely

    Not only is she a particularly comely girl, but she also has a delightful personality
    Attractive or pleasing in person; pretty; handsome; fair
  551. Facetious

    Your facetious remarks were not appropriate on such a solemn occasion
    Not serious; flippantly humorous
  552. Factitious

    He had to invent reasons to support the conclusions in his factitious argument
    Not spontaneous; made up; affected; contrived
  553. Inveigled

    He wouldn't respond to an invitation, so we inveigled him into coming to the party
    Enticed or induced by cunning or flattery; coaxed with insincerity; cajoled
  554. Avid

    He is such an avid fan that he has not missed a home game in twenty years
    Very desirous of; eager; enthusiastic
  555. Scurrilous

    He deserved to be criticized but not in such scurrilous language
    Vulgarly abusive; coarse; indecent
  556. Sanctuary

    A bird sanctuary has been added to the zoo
    Refuge; safety; a place of refuge or safety
  557. Littoral

    Swimmers have littered the whole littoral area with debris from their beach parties
    Pertaining to the seashore or coastal region; shore and the area nearby
  558. Allegory

    The conflict between good and evil is frequently treated in allegory
    A story or play in which characters and events portray moral principles and abstract truths
  559. Lascivious

    Modest people in love avoid lascivious displays in public
    Arousing sensual desires; lustful; lewd
  560. Deferential

    When your ideas are not like mine, I can be deferential for the sake of harmony
    Yielding or deferring to the wishes, ideas, etc. of another; respectful; courteous
  561. Collusion

    Their months-long collusion resulted in their defrauding an association
    Secret cooperation for a wrongful purpose
  562. Fiscal

    We must balance our company books and compute profit and loss at the end of our fiscal year
    Pertaining to money matters; financial
  563. Inured

    By constant exposure he soon became inured to the hardships of cold weather
    Tolerant of because of prior exposure; accustomed to; hardened to; unaffected by
  564. Natatorium

    The swimming match was held in the school natatorium
    Indoor swimming pool
  565. Scruntinized

    He scrutinized the face of the man but could not recognize him
    Examined in detail; closely studied
  566. Salutary

    The salutary result of their argument ultimately may be cooperation
    Tending to promote good; beneficial; healthful
  567. Lineament [lin-ee-uh-muhnt]

    The graceful lineaments of her face attracted the artist
    A distinctive facial contour or feature; a marked or distinguishing characteristic
  568. Altruistic

    He works at the hospital without pay, for altruistic reasons only
    Motivated by or showing concern for others; unselfish; benevolent
  569. Infinitesimal

    An infinitesimal germ can cause serious illness
    Very small; incalculably minute
  570. Collated

    She collated the pages before she stapled them
    Collected and arranged in order; compared critically
  571. Fissure

    A large fissure appeared in the hillside after the earthquake
    A crack, crevice or narrow opening
  572. Facade

    She actually hates to see us and the happiness she shows is only a facade
    An outwardly favorable appearance concealing the truth or something inferior; a false front; the face of a building
  573. Invective

    We thought that they were friends until we heard their invectives about each other
    Violent denunciation or accusation; vituperation; abuse; abusive; condemning
  574. Nauseous

    He helped the accident victims, but seeing their injuries made him nauseous
    Having the urge to vomit; queasy; causing nausea; disgusting; sickening
  575. Nebulous

    His explanation was too nebulous for the students to follow
    Cloudy; vague; not clear
  576. Scurried

    The students scurried to their seats when the teacher entered the room
    Hurried briskly; scampered
  577. Sanguine

    He has such a sanguine temperament that he always makes me feel better. The cold wind had given him a sanguine complexion
    Cheerful; hopeful; optimistic; of the color of blood; ruddy
  578. Lithe (lahyth)

    The lithe body of the acrobat swung from ring to ring
    Bending easily and gracefully; supple; flexible; limber
  579. Amalgamate

    Two business firms may amalgamate for the best interest of both
    To join or mix together; to unite; to combine
  580. Commiserate

    You commiserate with a friend who has suffered some loss
    To sympathize or condole with; to feel or show pity or sorrow for
  581. Ligature

    A loose ligature won't stop bleeding and fancy ligature may impede your reading
    A binding or a bond; the sign for letters or musical notes to be tied together; a grouping of such noted or letters; to fasten with a ligature
  582. Allay

    The teacher tried to allay the student's fears about the test by assuring him that he would pass
    To lessen in intensity; to remove or reduce fear or doubt; to calm; to pacify
  583. Ineffable

    His ineffable delight was caused by the unexpected arrival of his friend
    Too over powering to be expressed in words; unutterable; indescribable
  584. Acquisition

    Let's hire her because her ability will be a valuable acquisition for our company
    To act of gaining ot acquiring; anything gained or acquired
  585. Fetid

    The wrong combination of these chemicals will produce a fetid odor
    Offensive to sense of smell; stinking
  586. Iridescent

    The northern lights put on a display of iridescent beauty
    Showing a play of colors like that of a rainbow
  587. Primeval

    One wonders what the earth was like in the primeval period
    From the first age; primitive; prehistoric
  588. Apathetic

    It is difficult to arouse the interest of an apathetic student
    Indifferent; unconcerned; unemotional
  589. Agglomeration

    The entire east end of the city was formed by the gradual agglomeration of tenement houses
    The process of massing or clustering together; a jumbled mass or cluster
  590. Sequester

    We will sequester the students taking the test so the others won't distract them
    To set apart; to isolate; to segregate; to seclude
  591. Licentious

    He has gone from bad to worse, from rude to licentious behavior
    Without moral restraint; defiant of normal rules; lewd; dissolute
  592. Allegation

    The governor denied the allegation that he had accepted bribes
    An unproven accusation, assertion or charge of guilt
  593. Teem

    The pages of the book seemed to teem with new ideas
    To be overflowing; to abound with; to be full of
  594. Temporal

    This is a temporal problem that we can laugh about next month. Let's let the courts settle this temporal question and not involve the church
    Limited by time; transitory; secular or civil rather than religious or spiritual
  595. Temporize

    The professor refused to temporize in his literary tastes just for the sake of current fashion
    To comply with the time and occasion; to yield to current opinion; to stall for time; to compromise
  596. Tenable

    We have enough facts to make our theory tenable
    Able to be maintained or held; defendable
  597. Tortuous

    His story-telling and the crooked road to his mountain home were equally tortuous
    Twisting; winding; turning; not direct or straightforward
  598. Trajectory

    Artillery is directed by determining the trajectory of each shell fired
    The arc which marks the path of an object that is hurled or fired but not otherwise propelled or guided
  599. Transcend

    The pleasure of accomplishment transcends that of the work to achieve it
    To go beyond or rise above in degree or excellence; to favorably exceed a limitation
  600. Transient

    It was difficult to determine a census count because of the transient population in the city
    Moving from place to place; not permanent; brief; one or something that stays temporarily
  601. Tenet

    Every religion has it tenets which members are supposed to believe and support
    A major belief or idea; a recognized principle; a dogma
  602. Improvised

    He sat at the piano and improvised some pleasing melodies
    Made up without preparation; provided offhand; performed extemporaneously
  603. Quintessence

    Roasting marshmallows over an open fire is the quintessence of the camping experience. 
    the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form; the most typical example or representative
  604. Pastoral

    The pastoral scene was painted by a noted landscape artist. The priest's pastoral duties kept him busy caring for his flock
    Relating to rural life and the countryside, simple and peaceful; relating to shepherds; relating to pastors, the clergy
  605. Euphemism

    "Passed away" is a euphemism for "die"
    A word or expression used to avoid the bluntness or offensiveness of one that is more accurate; the use of such words or expressions
  606. Eulogy

    The eulogy spoken at the senator's funeral was a fitting tribute to his greatness
    High praise in speech or writing, great commendation- often for a deceased person
  607. Blight

    A blight destroyed the farmer's corn crop. Her uncooperativeness will blight our plans for success
    A disease which destroys plants; anything destructive of growth, hopes, character, etc.; to cause such effects
  608. Ethical

    Cheating in a competition is not ethical
    Conforming to accepted or prescribed standards of conduct
  609. Ethereal

    The classical piano concerto was ethereal compared with the cacophony of some modern music
    Light and airy; celestial; heavenly
  610. Subsume

    Many forms and transitions of life are subsumed in the science of paleontology
    To put into or include within a larger class or category
  611. Mitigate

    His good intentions do not mitigate his bad actions
    To make or become milder, less painful, less sever, less blameworthy
  612. Miscegenation

    Husbands and wives of different races think about family affairs and not the technicality of "miscegenation"
    Intermixing of races by marriage or sexual relations
  613. Misanthrope

    His bitter satires on human nature show him to be a misanthrope
    One who hates or constantly distrusts mankind
  614. Turpitude

    Although he committed no actual crime, he was certainly guilty of moral turpitude
    Moral corruption; baseness; vileness; depravity 
  615. Obdurate

    He remained obdurate in spite of our encouraging him to join us
    Stubborn; unyielding; obstinate; unmanageable
  616. Plebeian

    He is far too plebeian to be considered for membership in such an elite club
    Pertaining to the common people; crude or low class; one of the common people
  617. Plenitude

    He received the plenitude of power with his new appointment
    Abundance; fullness; plentiness; completeness
  618. Palliate

    The doctor gave him some medicine to palliate his suffering
    To relieve or ease without curing; to alleviate; to lessen seriousness; to extenuate; to excuse
  619. Garbled

    His account of the game was so garbled that we did not know who won
    Changed in such a way as to mislead; mixed up; confused; distorted
  620. Postern

    The front doors are blocked, so you'll have to use a postern entrance
    A small rear gate or door; at the rear
  621. Postulated

    His conclusions may be sound but they are postulated upon unproven theories
    Assumed or claimed as true or self-evident; taken for granted
  622. Mnemonics

    The rhyme about days in the month ("Thirty days hath September...") and naming music notes ("Every good boys does fine.") are forms of mnemonics
    A system for memory improvement; devices for aiding memory
  623. Bovine

    His bulk and his slowness made him seem bovine
    Like a cow or ox; stolid; slow; patient; dull
  624. Brackish

    When they drank the brackish water it made them rather ill and more thirsty than ever
    Salty; distateful
  625. Mendicants

    The mendicants lined the path of the king, hoping for handouts
    Beggars
  626. Bias

    He showed a definite bias toward one party
    A prejudice; a preference; a tendency; a diagonal line stitched or cut in cloth
  627. Abortive

    The revolution proved to be abortive because the government troops had been alerted
    Coming to nothing; unsuccessful; fruitless
  628. Venal

    The gangsters counted on the venal politician to vote as he paid to
    Capable of being bought or bribed; mercenary; corrupt
  629. Venerable

    His many years of loving understanding made the priest venerable to all of his parishioners
    Worthy or respect or reverance because of advanced age, wisdom, dedication, etc.; revered
  630. Aura

    Saints and hardened criminals each have their distinctive auras of good or evil
    A distinctive and characterizing quality or atmosphere surrounding something or someone
  631. Perspicacity (-ious)

    He is noted for his perspicacity in analyzing a problem
    Keen judgment; ability to see into and understand; penetrating discernment
  632. Iconoclast

    Our new principal is an iconoclast whose new rules are wiping out old school customs
    One who attacks and defies established traditions, ideas or institutions; (literally: a breaker of images)
  633. Harbinger

    The robin is a traditional harbinger of spring
    A carrier or indicators of the future; a forerunner; a presager
  634. Paroxysm

    As he began to speak he was afflicted with a paroxysm of coughing
    A sudden and violent physical or emotional outburst; a spasm; a convulsion; a fit
  635. Advent

    The advent of nuclear power occurred at the end of World War II
    A beginning or coming into being; a first appearance or arrival of significance
  636. Parsimonious

    The miser was parsimonious in dealing out gifts to the poor
    Extremely frugal; stingy
  637. Estuary

    The boar race was not on the open sea nor upriver, but in the estuary
    The wide mouth of a river where it merges with an ocean or sea
  638. Estranged

    They were once an affectionate family, but she and her parents have now been estranged for many years
    Changed from a close and friendly relationship to a distant and hostile one; alienated; separated
  639. Essence

    Faith, hope and love constitute the essence of Christianity
    The most essential and characterizing aspect; the deep and true character; a concentrated and stable substance; a perfume
  640. Aperture

    He is careful that the aperture in the camera is properly set
    Hole; opening
  641. Callow

    It is not wise to trust a callow youth with such an important responsibility
    Inexperienced; immatured
  642. Motley

    The different languages, clothing and education of the workers made them a motley crew, indeed
    Of many different colors or varied characteristics; heterogeneous
  643. Motif

    The hero's riding off into the sunset is a familiar motif in western movies
    A dominant, recurrent, and characterizing theme, pattern, or feature
  644. Alacrity

    He didn't complain or hesitate, but obeyed with alacrity
    Eager and cheerful willingness or readiness
  645. Affluence

    Affluence makes some people misers and others generous
    Great material abudance; wealth; opulence
  646. Obsequious

    The obsequious waiter got on his nerves after a short time
    Excessively servile; overly obedient or attentive; fawning
  647. Filch

    When the grocer was not looking, the hunger boy was tempted to filch an apple
    To steal slyly, usually something of little value
  648. Adage

    Adages often sound simple but have deep meaning when you think about them
    An old saying of instructive value; a proverb
  649. Infamous

    The F.B.I. finally captured one of the most infamous criminals on it's ten-most-wanted list
    Famous for bad qualities; notorious; vile
  650. Extirpated

    Our school is peaceful now that the troublemakers have been extirpated
    Eradicated; exterminated; erased; uprooted
  651. Morass

    This sticky problem is as much a morass as Farmer Jones' swamp!
    A marsh or bog; a difficult place or situation to get out of
  652. Calumny

    If we believed your opponent's calumny we would not trust you as we do
    A false and injurious accusation or statement; slander; defamation
  653. Ebb and Flow

    The ebb and flow of battle; the ebbs and flows of business
    a condition or rhythm of alternate forward and backward movement or of alternate decline and renewed advance
  654. Morose

    She is usually cheerful but her recent problems have made her morose
    Gloomy; dejected; sullen; ill-humored
  655. Alimentary

    We've been hungry long enough; and now it's time to attend to alimentary needs
    Pertaining to nourishment or food; nourishing
  656. Insouciance (in-soo-see-uhns)

    He assumed an attitude of insouciance, although he really was very much concerned
    Lack of concern; the state of being light-hearted or carefree
  657. Insidious

    He was so insidious that it took us a long time to find out he as an enemy
    Progressing harmfully but hardly noticed; deceitful in a subtle way; wily; treacherous
  658. Permeate

    The odor of the flowers will permeate the entire house
    To pass into and penetrate throughout; to spread or diffuse into; to pervade 
  659. Assuage [uh-sweyj]

    Not even her kind words could assuage her friend's grief
    To lessen in severity or harshness; to mitigate; to alleviate; to calm or satisfy; to appease
  660. Assonance

    The rhyme may not be perfect but the assonance makes the poem sound appealing
    Resemblance of vowel sounds resulting in partial rhyme (lake-mate); rough likeness; approximation
  661. Assimiliate

    If you tell me carefully, I can assimilate all the data. Manu different cultures have been assimilated into American culture
    To absorb and make a part of; to take in and relate; to digest; to be or become like or absorbed
  662. Ubiquitous

    The radio has made that popular tune ubiquitous
    Seeming to be everywhere at one; (omnipresent is sometimes used as a synonym)
  663. Tyro

    She is an experienced, professional actress but her understudy is a tyro
    A beginning or learner; a novice; an amateur
  664. Pittance

    The admission price to the entertainment was a mere pittance
    A very small amount; a barely sufficient portion or allowance
  665. Gyration

    The gyration of ballerina made me dizzy
    A revolving action around an axis; whirling or spinning motion
  666. Prevaricator

    Truth means nothing to the prevaricator as long as he gets what he wants
    One who evades the truth; a liar
  667. Propriety

    Although he was very crude at home, he always acted with propriety when in public
    The sense or quality of being appropriate or proper; conduct that matches generally accepted standards
  668. Propound

    He may propound many ideas, but he can't apply them unless the committee adopts them
    To set forth for consideration; to suggest subject to approval
  669. Propitious

    On this propitious occasion, we honor our successful athletes, confident that they will keep on winning
    Accompanied by favorable circumstances and implications; auspicious
  670. Gregarious

    Sheep are, in general, gregarious animals
    enjoying the company of other people; living in groups; socialable
  671. Piqued

    I was just a bit piqued by her being late again, but she had an excuse that piqued my curiosity
    Made resentful; irritated; vexed; provoked; stimulated or arroused
  672. Ostracized

    He was ostracized by polite society because of his scandalous behavior
    Banished; excluded; shut out
  673. Nefarious

    He was given a long prison term for his nefarious crime
    Wicked; vicious
  674. Stilted

    His speaking style is too stilted to appeal to a general audience
    Stiffly formal; pompous
  675. Stereotyped

    Those stereotyped characters in the book were boring
    Following a pattern; unoriginal; conventional; trite; formalized
  676. Officious

    A good administrator is available but not officious
    Forcing one's service or attention upon another; overly meddlesome or attentive
  677. Diurnal

    The sun moves from east to west in it's diurnal
    Of the daytime; during the course of a day; daily
  678. Askance [uh-skans]

    After his improper remark, his father looked at him askance
    Disapproving; disdainfully; distrustfully; with a side glance
  679. Etymology

    A course in etymology will help you to increase your vocabulary
    The study of word origins, development and changes in accepted meaning; such a history of a word
  680. Effulgence

    The effulgence of the sun on Easter morning was especially symbolic
    Radiance; splendor; brightness; shining
  681. Egregious

    You lost several points because of egregious errors in spelling
    Noticeably bad; flagrant
  682. Elicit

    His long and heavy discourse elicited yawns and stifled groans from the audience
    To draw forth or call forth; to evoke; to educe
  683. Topography

    The aerial camera revealed the topography of the river valley with amazing detail
    The surface features of land; the art and science of representing such on a map
  684. Torpor

    A hot summer day and a dull speech can equally produce torpor in me 
    Dullness; sluggishness; apathy; stupor
  685. Torque

    An amazing amount of torque was required to drive in those screws
    A force that rotates and twists or wrenches
  686. Elucidate 

    That statement is so vague that it calls for elucidation
    Explanation; clarification
  687. Prerequisite

    Freshman English is a prerequisite to all advanced English courses
    Required beforehand in conjunction with something to follow; anything so required
  688. Dally

    If you dally here much longer, you'll miss your appointment. Don't dally with Dolly- she's too serious for flirtation
    To waste time; to loiter; to play or trifle with; to playfully show affection
  689. Cryptic

    None of us knew the meaning of the cryptic message
    Difficult to understand; puzzling; mystifying; secret
  690. Amity

    It is difficult for people in close contact to live in perfect amity
    Friendship; good will
  691. Dastardly

    His character was dastardly, quite the opposite of noble and brave
    Mean; base; cowardly
  692. Bastard

    Your parents aren't married, hence you are a bastard. 
    A child born with parents out of wedlock
  693. Infirm

    The old and infirm must be evacuated first
    Ill; feebly irresolute
  694. Ingenious

    When all the rest of us were completely baffled, he was ingenious enough to solve the problem
    Inventive; resourceful; clever; made or done in such manner
  695. Inherent

    The ability to inspire is an inherent quality of any good leader
    Part of the essential character of; established within; inborn
  696. Inhibit (-ion)

    She will never do it because her inhibition outweighs her desire
    A self imposed inner restraint; that which blocks or restrains; a restraining or inhibiting
  697. Inimical [ih-nim-i-kuhl]

    Our plans were thwarted by inimical forces
    Like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly; opposing
  698. Inimitable [ih-nim-i-tuh-buhl]

    Many writers have tried to copy him, but his style is inimitable
    Not able to be imitated; unequaled; unparalleled; unique
  699. Excerpt

    He read an excerpt from Lewis's book
    To select or take out from; to extract; a passage taken out of a book, article, etc.
  700. Innate

    An innate sense of duty prompted him to obey the law
    Coming naturally from within; inborn; natural
  701. Galaxy

    A galaxy of movie stars appeared in one picture
    A system of celestial bodies; a group of notable people
  702. Tawdry

    The tawdry decorations were an embarassment
    Cheap looking; shoddy; vulgar
  703. Inscrutable

    The inscrutable countenance of a good poker player helps him win the game
    Incapable of being searched into and understood
  704. Assiduous

    Others may "watch the clock," but you can depend on her to be assiduous about her work
    Persistent; unremitting; diligent; devotedly attentive
  705. Virtuoso

    His complete command of the piano proved him to be a virtuoso
    A master of a particular art, skill or technique; an expert
  706. Hallucination

    Macbeth's hallucination of the ghost of Banquo is the result of his guilty conscience
    The seeing, feeling, experiencing of something mentally that seems real but is not; an imaginary perception
  707. Insulation

    Insulation in the attic saves on fuel bills. His insulation of the attic is wise. Insulation from distraction helps her think better
    Nonconducting material which prevents passage of electricity, heat, etc.; the act of insulating; the state of being separated or isolated from
  708. Pariah

    He does not seem to have any friends; in fact, he seems to be a pariah among his fellow students
    One who is rejected or shunned by nearly everybody; an outcast form society
  709. Feasible

    I am inclined to accept your record of experience as feasible. With those talents you can do the job, but it's not feasible for me
    Capable of being accomplished; practicable; workable; likely; probable
  710. Tutelary

    A student' advisor should function in a tutelary capacity, checking on the student's academic and social progress from time to time
    Protecting; having guardianship; watching over; instructively caring
  711. Ordinance

    A city ordinance forbids parking on this street
    An authoritative rule or regulation; a stature or law of a town or city
  712. Opaque

    He made the window opaque by painting it black. Your explanation is unclear and the subject is still opaque to me
    Not reflecting or admitting light; not transparent or translucent; difficult to understand; obscure
  713. Potpourri

    Her book is a potpourri of poems, essays and witticisms on at least fifty different subjects
    A mixture of various things or subjects
  714. Respectively

    The landscape, the seascape, and the portrait were labeled one, two, and three respectively
    Each in order as named; as relating to each other
  715. Resilience

    In spite of many misfortunes, he resilience has kept her a happy person
    The capability or recovering shape after being bent or stretched; elasticity; the personal capability of recovering undamaged from stress or pressure
  716. Sagacious (ity)

    He is recognized as the most sagacious of the professors. Let's ask him
    Characteristic of a sage; having good judgment; wise; knowing
  717. Histrionic

    There is subtle meaning in the story but her histrionic presentation ruined it
    Related to acting to actors; theatrical; overly dramatic
  718. Hirsute

    The customer was so hirsute that the barber charge him extra
    Hairy
  719. Hiatus

    His historical composition was marred by a hiatus between two important dates
    A space or gap where something is missing; an interruption in activity or progress
  720. Sacrilege

    Burning the church was vandalism but using is first for a dance hall was sacrilege
    Profanatory or irreverent treatment of holy things; desecration
  721. Sacerdotal

    The young pastor always put sacerdotal duties ahead of his continued interest in sports
    Pertaining to priests or priesthood
  722. Rustic

    As he became older he began to prefer the rustic life of the backwoods to the life of the city
    Pertaining to the country; rural; not refined; simple; one who lives in the country; a simple or unrefined person
  723. Interim

    We had two business meetings but in the interim we went sightseeing
    Time between; meantime
  724. Intercessor

    The misunderstanding between a student and a teacher was resolved by a friendly intercessor
    One who acts between two parties, a mediator
  725. Intelligentsia

    He had so little education that he felt uncomfortable among the intelligentsia
    The highly educated and cultured
  726. Anthropology

    Anthropology helps is to understand differences and similarities among human races
    The study of mankind, including origins, development, characteristics, customs, etc.
  727. Savory

    They served many savory dishes at the banquet. If you associate with good people you reputation will become more savory
    Pleasing to the taste or smell; appetizing; respectable; reputable
  728. Paean

    On Easter morning the stirring paean could be heard even outside the cathedral
    A hymn or song of joy, triumph or praise
  729. Expunged

    He requested that his remarks be expunged from the records
    Removed completely; wiped out; erased; deleted
  730. Decorum [dih-kawr-uhm]

    The raucous behavior of a few students can upset the decorum of a whole classroom
    Conformity to accepted and appropriate standards and customs; propriety; seemliness
  731. Capillary

    Although there was some bleeding, only a capillary had been damaged and not an artery or vein
    A very small and slender tube; a tiny blood vessel
  732. Querulous [kwer-uh-luhs]

    Please give constructive comments and don't be querulous in front of the class
    Fault finding; complaining; argumentative; peevish
  733. Exploit

    He unfairly exploited the work of another man to gain his own ends. She will wisely exploit the help of others in an exploit that will make them all famous
    To use selfishly or to take advantage of; to put to full and practical use; a great and hold or daring deed
  734. Ostentatious

    His speech was nothing but an ostentatious display of knowledge
    Showy; pretentious
  735. Personification

    Trees speak and think in the personification by that writer. She is a fine person, the personification of kindness
    Giving human qualities to an inanimate object or idea; any example of such; an embodiment or personal showing of some quality
  736. Intimidation

    They threatened to cause trouble, but we were not influenced by their intimidation
    Fear, restraint or discouragement caused by threat; the act of causing such
  737. Intricate

    She solved the intricate problem by unraveling each of it's interwoven parts
    Puzzlingly detailed; complicated, involved; complex
  738. Feint

    The boxer made a feint with his left and landed a solid right
    A false or deceptive movement; a pretended attack meant to distract from a real one elsewhere; to act in such a manner
  739. Indolent

    He is too indolent even to try for a passing grade
    Slothful; lazy; idle
  740. Expurgated

    Perhaps an expurgated edition of the novel would be more appropriate for the less sophisticated students
    With the objectionable parts taken out; removed as objectionable; censored; bowdlerized
  741. Amenities

    Our hosts provided us with many amenities, as well as room and board
    Considerate and courteous acts or expressions; pleasing features or conveniences; civilities
  742. Cadaver (-ous)

    After the ordeal he had a cadaverous look, but he was will alive
    Like a corpse; ghastly
  743. Sententious

    His story, sententious essays say more than do many whole books
    Expressing or expressive of much meaning in few words; pithy; axiomatic; pompously and often tritely moralizing
  744. Antithetical

    We don't expect the two groups ever to agree because their goals are antithetical
    Exactly opposite; directly opposed; in strong contrast
  745. Megalomania

    The senator is so obsessed with power that he must suffer from megalomania
    A mental disorder causing delusions of grandeur or power; a tendency to grossly exaggerate
  746. Mayhem

    It's a wonder he wasn't killed by the mayhem that did make him an invalid for life
    The act or offense of causing severe bodily injury; maiming; mutilation; crippling; violent confusion and destruction.
  747. Aborigines

    The aborigines were driven from their original habitat by the colonists
    Earliest known inhabitants of a country
  748. Utopian

    Your idea of a world in which everyone is kind, thoughtful and completely happy is utopian
    Fancifully or theoretically perfect; idealistic; one who pursues unachievable ideals; a visionary; an idealist
  749. Peccadillo

    This is the first time you've been late for work, so this time I'll ignore the peccadillo
    A petty fault; a minor offense
  750. Henchmen

    The king had his henchmen do his "dirty work" in order to keep his own name clear
    Devoted and trusted followers, often considered unscrupulous
  751. Heinous

    How could any human being have committed such a heinous crime?
    Extremely bad; atrocious; despicable
  752. Hedonism (-ic, -istic)

    Since hedonism was his philosophy, he cared only about the immediate gratification of his desires
    The belief that pleasure is the principle goal in life; self indulgence in pleasure seeking
  753. Platonic

    Although they had been very close for many years, their love was purely platonic
    Spiritual and not sexual or sensual. Platonic: idealistic; academic; theoretical
  754. Viscosity

    The engineers tested the viscosity of the oil
    the extent to which a fluid resists a tendency to flow
  755. Plagiarism

    Instead of being an original composition, his writing was nothing but plagiarism
    The taking of expressions and ideas of another person and using them as if they were one's own; copying without credit to the author
  756. Utilitarian 

    Our plan was simple and utilitarian, without any expensive frills
    Useful and without ornamentation or non-necessities; functional and nothing more; one who prizes utility
  757. Renaissance

    In a renaissance of concern, the voters approved a new school levy ten years after the last one
    A rebirth; a revival; Renaissance: the time of greatly renewed learning in Europe after the Dark Ages, 14th-16th centuries
  758. Remunerate

    They did not fail to remunerate him generously for his work
    To pay or to pay for; to compensate
  759. Wizened

    The wizened old woman frightened the children, who thought she was a witch
    Dried up; shriveled; withered
  760. Winch

    It took two men to crank the winch and lift the stone from the quarry
    A machine with a cylinder which, when revolved, winds rope or cable about it to hoist attached objects; to hoist with such
  761. Winced

    The nurse said it wouldn't hurt, but the patient winced as the needle touched his arm
    Reacted quickly with facial contortion as if in pain; flinched
  762. Welter

    The escaping prisoner was caught in a welter of violence, and then was made to welter in the sweat of close confinement
    A commotion of confused action; a tumultuous tumbling; to surge and tumble; to wallow in; to be uncomfortably immersed in
  763. Wanton

    The cruelty of the invaders was wanton, as they ignored all decency and human rights
    Recklessly ignoring what is right; unprovoked and excessive; immoral; dissolute; such a person
  764. Gnome

    Long ago, people considered capturing a gnome to be a "get rich quick" scheme
    In folklore, an old, gnarled cave-dwelling dwarf who guards the earth's treasures
  765. Calligraphy

    The lettering on the diploma was in calligraphy
    Precise and decorative handwriting or hand-printing; handwriting in general; (also spelled: caligraphy)
  766. Lassitude

    An overwhelming feeling of lassitude prevented his completing the assignment
    Lack of vigor or spirit; weariness; languor
  767. Extortion

    The student tried extortion to gain a better grade, but the teacher would not be intimidated
    The act or result of forcing payment by intimidation or violence; blackmail; the act or result of imposing a grossly unfair high price
  768. Indomitable

    It was his indomitable spirit to win that carried him on to success
    Unable to be overcome, subdued or dominated; stubbornly resistant; persevering
  769. Feline

    Kitty is aptly named because of her feline grace
    Like a cat; of the cat family; a cat
  770. Felicitations

    They sent felicitations to those who were celebrating their birthdays
    Good wishes; congratulations
  771. Indigent

    An indigent farmer was given help by his neighbors
    Without means for subsistence; destitute; needy; poor; such a person
  772. Sentient

    Sometimes trees seem almost sentient to the nature lover
    Having sensation and feeling; aware; conscious
  773. Largesse

    Her father is wealthy and can well afford his largesse to the school
    Liberal giving; a generous gift; (also spelled: largess)
  774. Schism

    Once we had a solid organization, but now a schism has occurred
    A division or separation of a group into opposing or differing groups; a rift
  775. Maritime

    Maritime law regulates all the activities of navigation
    Pertaining to the sea
  776. Presages

    The high team spirit today presages a victory tomorrow
    Gives an indication of something in the future; portends; foreshadows; (presage, n: an omen or portent)
  777. Irrevocable

    The judge's decision was irrevocable; he would not even consider changing it
    Incapable of being withdrawn, revoked, repealed, called back, undone, etc.
  778. Itinerant

    In the fall itinerant workers travel from farm to farm looking for work
    Going from place to place; homeless; such a person
  779. Prerogative

    The professor, and not the student, has the prerogative of deciding when the test will be given
    An exclusive right or privilege, particularly of some specific group, class, position or rank
  780. Abridged

    His huge novel has been abridged in a short article. It tells is to beware of abridged rights of citizenship
    Shortened by using fewer words but keeping essential meaning; made concise; lessened; curtailed
  781. Antipathy

    His antipathy for our cause was demonstrated by his working against us. Because she opposed our principles so rudely, she was the antipathy of our group
    A feeling of aversion or strong dislike; the opposite of sympathy; the object of such feeling
  782. Scalpel

    A surgeon must be expert with the scalpel
    A small, light, straight knife with a very sharp blade, used in surgery and in anatomical dissections
  783. Sedulous

    He obtains good grades not because he is brilliant, but because he is a sedulous worker
    Steadily busy or attentive; diligent; assiduous
  784. Levity

    Levity is not permitted in a solemn courtroom
    Lack of seriousness; inappropriate lightheartedness; frivolity
  785. Amenable

    We won't agree with anything that's illegal, but we're amenable to any other suggestion you may have
    Responsible and responsive to what is right; willing to comply with; persuadable; submissive
  786. Decrepitude

    Even at the age of ninety he showed no signs of decrepitude
    Weakness because of advanced age or infirmity; feebleness; a state of being worn out or nearly useless
  787. Malfeasance

    The tax collector couldn't explain the missing fund and was finally proven guilty of malfeasance
    Misconduct or wrongful action, especially while in a position of trust
  788. Filial

    His parents will never be destitute because of his filial devolution
    Pertaining to the relationship between children and their parents
  789. Invidious

    His invidious proposal set one faction against the other and made everybody detest him
    Arousing dislike or ill will; offensive because of discrimination
  790. Parody

    Everybody except the headmaster laughed at the student's parody of his lecture
    A humorous and ridiculing imitation; a farce; a poor imitation; to act in such a manner
  791. Obsolescent

    Let's replace the obsolescent work processor before it becomes completely outdated and useless
    Becoming obsolete: growing useless, becoming unused, going out of fashion
  792. Schizophrenic

    Because she appears to live in a world of her own, she may be schizophrenic
    Suffering from a mental disorder characterized by withdrawal from reality, often incorrectly defined as having a split personality; one with such a condition
  793. Moribund

    Let's record the moribund mountain songs before they disappear entirely
    Near death or termination; dying
  794. Candelabrum

    Several candlesticks overcrowded the table, so we used candelabrum instead
    One large candleholder with branches supporting several candles; (singular form of candelabra)
  795. Anachronism

    Shakespeare's reference to clocks in Julius Caesar is an anachronism: of course, there were no clocks in Caesar's time
    Something out of place in time; such a representation
  796. Latent (-cy)

    He did not discover his latent musical talent until he was in his thirties
    Existing but not energized; capable of later full development; dormant
  797. Extemporary

    After receiving the unexpected award he gave a short, extemporary speech
    Spoken or performed without prior practice or memorization; "off the top of one's head"; extemporaneous
  798. Infer

    You have implied your interest in this kind of work, and so I infer that you want the job
    To conclude or derive from something assumed, known or implied; (imply: to suggest vaguely)
  799. Cognomen

    His legal cognomen is Smith, and his familiar cognomen is "Smitty"
    The family name: surname; a name by which one is known: a nickname
  800. Filament

    Several filaments from the cloth were found on the floor
    A thin, threadlike object
  801. Obtrusive

    His obtrusive manner of involving himself in other people's business is his greatest fault
    Pushing forward or outward; intruding or forcing in an unwarranted manner
  802. Affront

    His brazen, slurring remarks were an affront to the president's dignity
    A challenging insult; an insolent confrontation; to offend by such
  803. Tenuous

    Her argument was too tenuous for us to take seriously
    Very thin or fine; flimsy; insubstantial
  804. Emaciate (-ed, ting)

    The emaciated bodies of the prisoners of war were pitiful
    Wasted away from lack of nourishment; extremely thin
  805. Tenure

    During the past headmaster's tenure many changes were effected
    A period of time during which something is held or kept; the right or the act or posessing
  806. Stringent

    If the stringent dress code is adopted, the students can no longer wear anything they choose
    Requiring very close compliance; strict; rigid; sever
  807. Stupor

    He was suddenly aroused from his stupor and continued his conversation exactly where he had left off
    A state of unawareness; intellectual or moral dullness or lack of feeling; a daze
  808. Subservient

    His wife criticized him for acting in such a subservient manner toward his employer
    In inferior capacity; acting as a servant to; submissive; servile
  809. Impasse

    The discussion reached an impasses when the question of dividing the property came up
    A condition or situation that stops progress, accomplishment or escape; a blockage, stalemate or deadlock
  810. Impeccable

    Although he was very loud vulgar, he was dressed with impeccable taste
    Free form fault, blemish or error; flawless; unerring
  811. Impecunious

    I am rather impecunious right now; could you lend me a thousand dollars?
    Having no money
  812. Terminate

    When the company terminates it's manufacture of this product, my services with them will terminate as well
    To cause or bring to an end; to conclude; to end
  813. Terrestrial

    As a geologist he was more concerned with terrestrial problems than celestial ones
    Of the land or the earth (as opposed to celestial: of the skies or stars)
  814. Translucent

    Through the translucent glass we could distinguish only the outlines of people in the next room
    Allowing light to pass through but obscuring clear vision
  815. Travesty

    There was so much evidence of guilt that the verdict seemed a travesty of justice
    A ridiculous, absurd or grotesque imitation
  816. Terse

    She wasted no words in her terse answer and we knew exactly what she meant
    Concise; to the point; brief
  817. Tether

    The cowboy tethered his horse to the rail and went into the saloon for a drink
    A rope, chain, etc., used to restrict movement; to tie up or confine with such an object
  818. Therapeutic

    The treatment has had no therapeutic value as far as I can see; I am still in pain
    Health inducing; healing; curing
  819. Pewter

    The pewter dish didn't shine like the silver tray on which it sat
    A dull silver-colored metal used for making dished, pans, etc.
  820. Titanic

    Titanic machines were needed to build the huge structure
    Of gigantic proportions or strength; enormous; huge; powerful
  821. Pedagogical

    New teachers will be evaluated on pedagogical skills such as lesson planning and classroom management. 
    of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education
  822. Titular [tich-uh-ler]

    She has real duties to perform, not just a titular position
    In name only; having a title but no responsibilties
  823. Treatise [tree-tis]

    He wrote a learned treatise on the science of government
    A long and formal written work on a non-fictional subject
  824. Subsidiary

    The main office has opened several subsidiary offices all over town
    Subsidized by or dependent upon; supplemental; subordinate; auxiliary; one or that in such a status
  825. Substantiate

    The rumors were substantiate by the report
    To verify; to attest as true; to give substance to
  826. Impunity

    I warn you: if you break the rule it will not be with impunity
    Exemption or freedom from punishment or harm
  827. Stint

    Now that the food shortage is over, there is no need to stint on means. This stint of hard work will be over in one day
    To limit; to be frugal or sparing; a limited or assigned task or period
  828. Stipple

    The light and shadow effect in the drawing was produced entirely by stippling
    An arrangement of dots or speckles; to use or produce an area or pattern of such
  829. Strident

    Her voice is so strident that it actually hurts my ears
    Harsh sounding; grating; shrill
  830. Immutable

    The physical laws of the universe are immutable, but it's features are constantly changing
    Unchangeable; fixed
  831. Impalpable

    As she glided through the room she seemed as impalpable as a dream
    Not able to be felt; not able to be perceived easily
  832. Importune

    I can't change your grade so it's useless to importune me
    To request urgently; to implore; to beg; to urge
  833. Impregnable

    The fortress was supposed to be impregnable, but it's walls were easily battered down
    Not able to be penetrated by force; unyielding; unconquerable
  834. Improvident

    He was so improvident in his youth that he was nothing left for his retirement
    Not providing for the future; not thrifty
  835. Superficial

    His answers are so superficial that it is clear he did not read the assignment
    Lack true significance or importance; on the surface; shallow
  836. Superfluous [soo-pur-floo-uhs]

    Use commas as needed in your theme but eliminate those that are superfluous
    More than is necessary; excessive; redundant
  837. Supernumerary

    Although he was but a supernumerary he prided himself on being in the play
    Exceeding the number needed; a person or thing available but not essential; an "extra"
  838. Supple

    Acrobats have supple bodies. He's so supple that he never refuses our requests. She is supple enough to appreciate our viewpoint
    Easily bent; lithe; limber; easily manipulated; pliant; of adaptable mind; compliant
  839. Paragon

    Hamlet said that his father was the paragon of kings, whose place could never be taken
    The finest example; a model of excellence
  840. Surreptitious

    Their planning was so surreptitious that everyone was taken by surprise
    Secret; stealthy; clandestine
  841. Swath

    The attackers cut a swath through our army like a mower in a wheat field
    A strip or path cleanly cut or mowed
  842. Emancipation

    Lincoln proclaimed the emancipation of all slaves
    Act of setting free; a state of freedom; liberation
  843. Embellish

    These oriental rugs certainly embellish the appearance of the room
    To make more beautiful or valuable; to add to; to enhance
  844. Emboss

    The head if Caesar was embossed on Roman coins
    To push up or raise upon a surface; to produce a design in relief; to adorn
  845. Efficacious

    He tried very hard, but his efforts were not very efficacious
    Effective; producing results
  846. Effigy

    An effigy of the president was hanged in the town square
    An image or statue; a figure made to represent someone who is disliked
  847. Eminent

    He may be the most eminent lawyer in town, but he is not the most competent
    Distinguished; renowned; outstanding; prominent; projecting; lofty
  848. Kilter

    Out of kilter
    Out of harmony or balance
  849. Emissary

    He was the emissary chosen to represent his firm abroad
    Someone who is sent as a representative
  850. Emit

    The geysers emit boiling water several times a day
    To put out or give off light, heat, sound, etc.; to utter sounds, expression, etc.
  851. Geyser

    Geysers rising as high as 75 feet
    A hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air.
  852. Emollient

    Cold cream is an emollient for chapped hands
    A softener; a soothing cream; relaxing; soothing; softening
  853. Emolument

    The work was difficult, but the emolument was small
    Payment; salary; remuneration
  854. Synthetic

    Synthetic rubber is frequently used instead of the natural product
    Not natural; man-made; artificial
  855. Tacit

    He did not actually say "yes" but he gave tacit permission for us to go
    Understood without being openly stated; implied
  856. Taciturn

    He is so taciturn that one wonders if he understands the language
    Not given to conversation; silent; reserved
  857. Tactile

    The tactile quality of this fabric is so rough that I doubt anyone would wear it
    Relating to the sense of touch; able to be touched
  858. Palaver

    Irked by the freshman's palaver, the teacher finally yelled, "Silence!"
    Excessive and idle talk; chatter; to talk in such manner
  859. Tangible

    He expects to receive some tangible reward for his work, not just our thanks
    Having physical existence; able to be perceived physically
  860. Tantamount

    His assisting the enemy is tantamount to treason
    Equivalent in value, meaning or effect; the same as
  861. Craven

    The captain's craven actions on the battlefield were despised by his men
    Cowardly
  862. Taut

    His nerves were so taut he thought they would snap
    Tightly drawn; tense
  863. Chary

    She was chary in accepting the gift form a stranger. He was chary in handing out praise
    Hesitant; cautious; wary; particular; fastidious; frugal; sparing
  864. Chauvinistic

    He knows good people everywhere but he's rather chauvinistic about fellow Virginians
    Unreasonably devoted or loyal to one's own group, race, sex or status; implying unreasoned superiority to such
  865. Propensity

    She has a propensity for quiet study and reading, but she must force herself to exercise
    A natural tendency, disposition or inclination
  866. Propinquity

    Their marriage was not approved because of their close propinquity
    Nearness or closeness; kinship; affinity; proximity
  867. Propitiated

    The ancients propitiated the gods with human sacrifice
    Appeased; satisfied; gained favor; favorably disposed
  868. Petulant

    She is so petulant about losing that no one wants to play with her
    Pettily or childishly peevish; irritable; fretful; obstinate; impatient
  869. Pedagogue

    We can learn much from a pedagogue if we ignore his fussiness about trivial things
    A teacher; a pedantic scholar
  870. Herbivorous

    Cows are herbivorous animals
    Grass eating; living on plants
  871. Vacillate (-ing, ion)

    It is difficult to know what she really wants because she is always vacillates
    Indecisive; wavering; fluctuating
  872. Precedent

    The proposal was voted down because it would have set an undesirable precedent
    An action that may justify or serve as a standard for future ones; a guiding principle; preceding; former
  873. Repercussion

    The repercussion of your doing that will be very serious indeed; you may even go to jail
    A severe indirect or delayed reaction; aftereffect; reverberation; echo
  874. Reprobate

    The rest of the family disowned the reprobate because of his evil conduct
    One whose conduct is reproachful, a scoundrel; unprincipled; depraved
  875. Vagaries [vuh-gair-ee]

    She can be objective and forthright but she is also known for her amusing vagaries
    Odd or eccentric ideas; impulsive or capricious actions
  876. Vantage

    From my place of vantage, I could observe and understand all that was going on
    A favorable or advantageous position; a condition permitting clear understanding, advantage or superiority
  877. Pedantic [puh-dan-tik]  

    Not to be pedantic , but there appears to be a unit conversion error here.
    1. ostentatious in one's learning. 2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.
  878. Abrogated

    The rule was abrogated by the committee after it was clear that it would not be effective
    Annulled; repealed; abolished; cancelled
  879. Blithe [blahyth]

    Shelley referred to the skylark as a "blithe spirit" because his song sounded so happy
    Joyous; joyful; cheerful; mirthful
  880. Bourgeois [boor-zhwah]
    In America there are rich people, poor people- and many of us are of the bourgeois
    The middle class; a member of the middle class; pertaining to the middle class; commonplace or ordinary
  881. Vapid

    His speech was so vapid that much of the audience fell asleep
    Spiritless; insipid; dull
  882. Plausible

    He had no proof but his explanation was plausible; so we accepted it
    Seeming to be probable or likely; apparently trustworthy or believable
  883. Orthodox

    He questions most orthodox opinions until he finds personal reasons to accept them
    Conforming with usual and generally accepted beliefs or doctrines; conventional; proper
  884. Orthopedics

    A specialist in orthopedics was called in to treat her broken leg
    The field of medicine dealing with skeletal system injuries or abnormalities 
  885. Oscillation

    Her oscillation between the two choices was like the oscillation of a pendulum
    A swinging back and forth; indecision or wavering
  886. Vicarious

    She experienced a vicarious joy in her son's success
    Felt as one's own experience by imagining that of another; done or experienced in substitution 
  887. Ostensible

    His ostensible motives concealed his real ones
    Presented as real or genuine; avowed; seeming
  888. Renegade

    That renegade is giving away our secrets!
    One who deserts a party, side, idea, etc. and joins the opposition; a traitor; traitorous
  889. Philatelist

    His interest in stamps began early and he became an avid philatelist 
    Stamp collector
  890. Pinnacle

    After many years of hard work he reached the pinnacle of success
    Peak; summit; zenith; highest point of achievement 
  891. Piquant

    He is a master of the piquant mystery story. She is dull and lethargic but she has a piquant young friend
    Stimulating to the mind; interesting; provocative; charmingly lively; spicy; tart
  892. Acquiesced

    After much arguing he finally acquiesced to his parents' demands
    Yielded; gave in; assented
  893. Cogent

    He presented a cogent reason for not following the crowd
    Convincing to the mind; compelling
  894. Vicissitude [vi-sis-i-tood]

    They remained friends through the vicissitudes of 40 years.
    successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs:
  895. Virago [vi-rah-goh]

    Rip Van Winkle's wife was a virago from whom any man would try to escape
    A loud-mouted, bad-tempered, over-bearing woman
  896. Virulent

    His insulting remarks were as virulent as any poison
    Extremely harmful, malignant or noxious; malicious; rancorous; acrimonious
  897. Cognizant

    He is cognizant of all the factors that enter the contract
    Having knowledge; perceptive; aware; comprehending
  898. Empathy

    Sympathy is empty unless empathy allows me to really share your concern
    Understanding and identification with the mental state and emotions of another person
  899. Futile

    No matter how hard he tried, his efforts were futile
    Without effect; ineffectual; useless
  900. Gainsay

    No matter how much I dislike him, I cannot gainsay his success
    To deny; to contradict
  901. Extraneous

    Leave extraneous details out of your report and tell me only truly related facts
    Coming from the outside; foreign; not pertinent; irrelevant
  902. Indued

    He had no rights to settle the matter alone, until the committee indued him with them
    Endowed; invested; provided; equipped; (also spelled: endued)
  903. Felony

    He was found guilty of a felony and sent to the penitentiary
    A major crime
  904. Irreparable

    Her accusations caused irreparable damage to his reputation
    Beyond repair or correction; not capable of being remedied or made whole
  905. Martial

    The country's martial attitude will probably lead to a declaration of war
    Having to do with the military; war-like
  906. Cursory

    There is more here than can be read in a cursory glance
    Not thorough; superficial; hasty
  907. Abnegation

    She assigned her rights in the legacy to charity, and is poor but happy in her abnegation
    Willing self-sacrifice; self-denial; renunciation
  908. Ablution

    He had to perform his daily ablution in cold water this morning
    A washing or cleansing
  909. Berserk

    He went berserk when he heard the news and had to be restrained by several men
    Enraged to action; frenzied and destructive; violent and out of control
  910. Mausoleum

    The coffin was placed in the mausoleum after the ceremony
    A magnificent tomb
  911. Votaries

    The High Priest's votaries would follow him anywhere and do all his bidding
    Those bound by a vow; those devoted to a particular cause or belief; dedicated followers or students
  912. Roseate

    His remarks on present conditions were indicative of a roseate future
    Bright; optimistic; promising; rose-colored; rosy
  913. Perfunctory

    He turned in all his assignments, but his work is so perfunctory that he failed the course
    Without genuine concern or interest; without true meaning; superficial; routine
  914. Rotund

    His rotund face resembles a full moon. His rotund voice filled the auditorium
    Rounded; full; plump; deep and rich in sound
  915. Vested

    By the authority vested in him by law he could grant requests
    Endowed with power or authority; fixed; settled; certain
  916. Heterogeneous

    A heterogeneous group would probably be more interesting at a party than a group with similar interests and lifestyles
    Made up of unlike parts; differing in kind or quality; dissimilar
  917. Hermetically

    Hermetically sealed jars will preserve food for a long time
    Made or treated so as to become airtight
  918. Ribald

    His ribald stories are not appropriate in polite company
    Verbally vulgar, coarse or offensive
  919. Preponderance

    Some women and a few children attended but there was a preponderance of men in the audience
    Superiority in quantity or influence; the greater part of
  920. Perfidious

    A perfidious man will not keep your secrets and may turn against you
    Treacherous; violating of faith or trust
  921. Predilection

    She has a predilection for outdoor sports and is not interested in the debating team
    A preference; a liking for; a leaning towards; a  favorable bias
  922. Precursor

    The Scriptures call St. John the Baptist the precursor of Christ
    One or that which goes or occurs in advance and foretells the future; a forerunner; a predecessor
  923. Perennial

    Good planning must be perennial and not just occasional
    Continuing or existing through the year or for years; unceasing; a plant that lives and blooms for several years
  924. Aspersion

    The witness cast aspersion on the good name of the defendant
    A discrediting, disrespectful or injurious remark or report; a slandering; calumny; defamation
  925. Ascribed

    Several plays ascribed to Shakespeare may not actually have been written by him
    Allege to come from or belong to; attributed to; assigned to 
  926. Peremptory

    Her answers were so peremptory that we gave up trying to get her to listen to reason
    Not to be debated or denied; decisive; final; commanding; imperious; dogmatic
  927. Perceptible

    His pulse is barely perceptible, but I think he will survive
    Capable of being perceived; noticeable; discernable
  928. Ascetic [uh-set-ik]

    Monks should be men of ascetic tastes
    Self denying; lacking all pleasure or comfort; austere; one who loves in such manner
  929. Artisan (-al)

    Engravers and artisans known for the precision and quality of their work
    One trained in a particular art or trade; a skilled craftsman
  930. Rhetoric

    Sometimes his speeches made sense but sometimes his rhetoric just sounded convincing
    Effective and convincing use of words, speech that sounds impressive but is rather meaningless
  931. Semantics

    We're basically agreed; let's not quibble over semantics.
    The study or science of meaning in language.
  932. Artifice

    Instead of just asking for the assignment to be postponed, they used artifice to avoid it
    Skill; cleverness; ingenuity; craftiness; an artful trick or stratagem
  933. Benign

    That he is a good person is evinced by his benign appearance. The growth proved to be benign and not cancerous
    Of gentle disposition; kindly; not harmful; not malignant
  934. Opprobrium

    Even though he was found innocent, he was subjected to bitter opprobrium
    Disgrace; shame; reproach
  935. Sequel

    The sequel to the story will appear in the next issue of the magazine
    That which follows; a continuation
  936. Multifarious

    His multifarious activities included banking, horse racing, painting and politics
    Having many parts or elements; of great variety; diverse
  937. Volatile

    He has such a volatile personality that one never knows what kind of mood he will be in
    Quickly evaporating; unstable; quickly changeable; influenced easily; fickle
  938. Pendent

    Our suggestions are still pendent; it seems that they will never be acted upon
    Suspended from above; hanging; in suspense; undecided
  939. Vivacious

    She is so vivacious that it is impossible to imagine her depressed
    Full of life; high spirited; lively; animated
  940. Vitriolic

    As he became more angry, his insulting remarks became more vitriolic
    Caustic; bitter; cutting
  941. Vitiated

    His supposedly generous acts were vitiated by selfishness
    Impaired in worth; invalidated; spoiled; contaminated; corrupted
  942. Abjured

    He abjured his U.S. citizenship when he defected to Russia
    Relinquished completely; renounced; disavowed; retracted; recanted
  943. Abeyance

    The committee held his question in abeyance until more important matters had been settled
    Temporary inaction; suspension; deferral; (adjective form: abeyant)
  944. Protocol

    The distinguished guests were seated by rank according to protocol, and the president read to them a new protocol on international trade
    Established ceremonial form and etiquette, especially in government; a draft of a treaty or other governmental agreement
  945. Berated

    The judge berated the criminal for his evil deeds
    Scolded severely; rebuked harshly
  946. Portend

    Dark clouds portend a storm
    To present an omen; to warn of; to foretell; to presage
  947. Ponderous

    This is such a ponderous book that I shall never finish it
    Difficult to deal with because of size, weight, scope or complexity; heavy; unwieldy; dull and labored
  948. Panacea

    The committee's suggestion was only a panacea: it did nothing to solve the real problem
    A glib or facetious remedy for anything and everything; a supposed universal cure; a cure-all
  949. Platitude

    The speaker's platitudes about the meaning of life soon bored us
    A statement that is commonplace, dull, insipid or trite; a common and self evident truth
  950. Visage

    His visage was normally placid but his mouth twisted and his eyes bulged when he was angry
    The face, particularly with regard to expressions
  951. Ruminate

    It is well to ruminate over a subject before beginning to write about it
    To think about carefully; to ponder over; to meditate
  952. Ruction

    A simple disagreement soon degenerated into a ruction
    A quarrel; a disturbance; an uproar; a riot
  953. Umbrage

    Do not take umbrage at my criticism; it is intended to be helpful
    Offense; resentment
  954. Unbridled

    He kept his temper for a long time, and then exploded in unbridled wrath
    Not held in check; unrestrained; uncontrolled
  955. Virus

    A virus is harder to identify than a living germ and either one can make you sick
    A submicroscopic agent or substance which causes and transmits disease; any bad or corrupting influence
  956. Ruddy

    His ruddy complexion suggested that he had been exercising recently
    A healthy reddish color
  957. Perjury

    He was found guilty of perjury on the witness stand
    Lying or willful withholding of facts in court; violation of an oath to be truthful
  958. Unctuous

    The king's councilor gave him only unctuous flattery, and no useful advice at all
    Pretending earnestness; overly suave; smooth-talking; oily; greasy
  959. Undulation

    The old roof was full of undulations, sagging and bulging like a tin ocean
    A wave-like rising and falling or bending; a wave
  960. Unremitting

    Their unremitting dedication to the cause helped bring about it's success
    Not stopping or relaxing or submitting; not changing in attitude; incessant; persistent
  961. Prosecute

    He has threatened to prosecute anyone who hunts on his property. We are dedicated to the task and will prosecute it to completion
    To begin and conduct legal action against; to sue; to go on with or pursue; to carry on a business or trade
  962. Protagonist

    As the protagonist in uncovering city corruption, he stood out like the protagonist in a mystery novel
    The leading or central character in a play or story; a person most concerned and active in resolving a situation
  963. Proselytize

    Christian denominations welcome voluntary members but few of them will actually proselytize
    To persuade to change from one belief, party, religion, etc. to another; to seek to convert
  964. Astute

    She could see through our excuses and was too astute to be deceived by them
    Having keen insight and good judgment in practical matters; shrewdly competent; perspicacious
  965. Urbane

    Her husband is rather coarse in manner but, in contrast, she is urbane
    Elegant in manner; well bred; refined; polite
  966. Gist

    I do not have time to listen to the entire speech. Can you give me just the gist of it?
    Main point; basic idea; the substance or essence of
  967. Glean

    I had to glean the information I needed by long searching through many book
    To collect facts; patiently and gradually, etc.; literally: to gather grain left by reapers
  968. Gnarled

    One of Rembrandt's paintings features the gnarled hands of an old man
    Rough and weather worn; knotted; twisted
  969. Attrition

    Without firing anyone, we will have fewer employees next year because of attrition
    Process of rubbing or wearing down; gradual loss from normal causes or natural circumstances
  970. Atypical

    His clumsiness on the fairway was atypical of a professional golfer
    Unrepresentative; not typical
  971. Paltry

    The congregation was not generous and the Sunday offering was paltry
    Almost worthless; trifling; petty; insignificant
  972. Hyperbole

    It is the largest house in town, but call it a castle is a hyperbole
    Extreme exaggeration in expression; overstatement
  973. Mutability

    The mutability of all living things is symbolized by the changing seasons
    Tendency to change; alterability; inconsistency
  974. Munificent

    The king gave munificent gifts to his knights
    Excessively generous; very liberal; lavish
  975. Mundane

    Now that my vacation is over, routine work seems mundane
    Worldly; ordinary; uninspired or uninspiring 
  976. Incumbent

    It is incumbent upon each of us to do his best. The incumbent is doing a better job than out last principal
    Required as one's duty or obligation; one holding an office or position
  977. Exotic

    Several exotic oriental dishes were served at the international banquet
    Strangely enticing or fascinating; not native; foreign
  978. Exorcised

    The owners of the old castle have exorcised the demons supposed to have been haunting it
    Freed from evil spirits by chanted words or other rites
  979. Exiguous

    The exiguous growth on the hillside was hardly enough to feed a herd of sheep
    Scanty; small; insufficient
  980. Inculcate

    He tried to inculcate a sense of loyalty among his classmates
    To teach or impress by frequent repetition; to instill
  981. Excruciating

    He suffered excruciating pain as a result of the accident
    Extremely painful; agonizing
  982. Hauteur

    The hauteur of the supercilious waiter cost him many tips
    Haughtiness; arrogance; scornful pride
  983. Averse

    He is averse to war even though he is an excellent soldier
    Opposed or unwilling to; not favorable toward
  984. Ideology

    The ideology of communism cannot be accepted in a democracy
    The set of beliefs or doctrines that distinguish a person or group
  985. Paucity 

    The paucity of his vocabulary shows in his repetitious expressions
    Smallness in quantity; insufficiency; fewness; scarcity
  986. Ominous

    The ominous clouds on the horizon almost made them cancel the trip
    Foreboding; threatening; menacing
  987. Cupidity

    His action was motivated by cupidity, not generosity
    Extreme selfishness; avarice; greed
  988. Amorphous

    The potter begins his work with a piece of amorphous clay
    Shapeless; with no special form
  989. Cynic

    He is such a cynic that we could never persuade him to trust us
    One who believes that all humans are insincere and selfish; a sneering and sarcastic person
  990. Hypercritical

    Nothing seems to satisfy that hypercritical person
    Overly critical; faultfinding; carping
  991. Hypothetical

    She has a long time yet to study, so her prediction of failure is merely hypothetical
    Based only on theory or supposition; assumed but not proved
  992. Amnesia

    The amnesia victim suddenly remembered her name
    Loss of memory
  993. Fanfaronade

    Having grown weary of the former governor's fanfaronade and lack of concrete action, voters sent a clear message at the polls and elected his opponent by a landslide.  
    empty boasting : bluster
  994. Buttonhole

    I'm sorry I'm late. I was buttonholed by a coworker just as I was leaving my office. 
    to detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of
  995. Sequacious

    Eager to prove that he was not merely a sequacious follower, Mario wrote a critical review of his former mentor's book. 
    intellectually servile
  996. Vernissage

    Before the art auction, there will be a vernissage during which people can mingle with the artists and preview their work. 
    a private showing or preview of an art exhibition
  997. Engagé (ahn-gah-ZHAY)

    Our next-door neighbor Michael, an engagé environmental activist, uses solar power to heat his home and drives a hybrid automobile.
    committed to or supportive of a cause
  998. Miser

    That old miser won't give you a cent!
    A person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible.
  999. Kibitzer

    He was a kitbitzer when it came to this topic
    A giver of uninvited or unwanted advice
  1000. Brabble

    "Let's not brabble over pennies"
    argue over petty things
  1001. Pusillanimous

    Don't be pusillanimous about the issue and confront it head on
    Showing a lack of courage or determination; timid
  1002. Provocateur

    The show's host is a notable provocateur who has made a career of creating controversy for its own sake. 
    one who incites or stimulates another to action
  1003. Satiate

    After eating three pieces of pie and one of cake at the potluck, Jamie's sweet tooth was finally satiated.
    to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess
  1004. Plenitude

    A region blessed with a plenitude of natural resources
    An ample amount or quantity; an abundance
  1005. Insouciant

    "an utterly insouciant financial policy"
    Marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant
  1006. Barbiturate

    Phenobarbital and pentobarbital are examples of barbiturates.
    • 1. A salt or ester of barbituric acid.
    • 2. Any of a group of barbituric acid derivatives that act as central nervous system depressants and are used as sedatives or hypnotics.
  1007. Diphtheria 

    But he died prematurely of diphtheria, and Rosamond afterwards married an elderly and wealthy physician, who took kindly to her four children
    An acute infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae, characterized by the production of a systemic toxin and the formation of a false membrane on the lining of the mucous membrane of the throat and other respiratory passages, causing difficulty in breathing, high fever, and weakness. The toxin is particularly harmful to the tissues of the heart and central nervous system
  1008. Etcetera

    his report was full of etceteras
    additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same 
  1009. Mauve

    "a few pale streaks of mauve were all that remained of the sunset"
    Of a pale purple color.
  1010. Perspire

    The running made him perspire

    Give out sweat through the pores of the skin as the result of heat, physical exertion, or stress.
  1011. Persnickety

    "a persnickety job"
    excessive precision and attention to trivial details;
  1012. Intemerate 

    I trust that his opinion is coming from an intemerate
    pure, undefiled, chaste.
  1013. Filha Da Puta (Spanish)

    Tell that filha da puta to say it to my face
    son of a bitch
  1014. Tempus Fugit


    meaning "time flees", more commonly translated as "time flies".
  1015. Hyper-vigilance

    A person suffering from PTSD may have…hypervigilance, heightened startle responses and flashbacks
    an enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect threats
  1016. Mudslinging

    We won't use mudslinging to win this political debate
    The use of insults and accusations, esp. unjust ones, with the aim of damaging the reputation of an opponent.
  1017. Port De Bras

    The dancers had a certain port de bras to follow for their routine
    the technique of moving the arms properly
  1018. Nomothetic

    Individual and nomothetic  models of job stress:an examination of work hours, cohesion, andwell-being.
    relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
  1019. Gambit

    Mentioning that he had nothing to do on Saturday night was an obvious gambit by Miles to get invited to Donna's party. 
    • 1: a chess opening in which a player risks minor pieces to gain an advantage
    • 2: a remark intended to start a conversation
    • 3: a calculated move
  1020. Mala Fide

    The company's board is accused of acting mala fide and with criminal intentions.
    with or in bad faith
  1021. Jabberwocky

    "The salesman started spewing computer jabberwocky at me like an auctioneer. I understood about every sixth word he uttered."
    meaningless speech or writing
  1022. Ennui (/änˈwē/)

    "The servants relieved their ennui with gambling and gossip about their masters"
    Listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement
  1023. Jackanapes

    “I, for one, want my effing money back from these two faced jackanapes.”
    A conceited or impudent person; A mischievous child.
  1024. Whippersnapper

    "Let me give you some advice you whippersnapper"
    A young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident.
  1025. Tutelage

    His knowledge of Spanish increased under private tutelage
    the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship.
  1026. Amortize

    "It's time we made permanent decisions on policy that begin to amortize and reduce our debt over time...." 
    to pay off (as a mortgage) gradually usually by periodic payments of principal and interest or by payments to a sinking fund
  1027. Atavistic

    He couldn't adapt to the new customs because he was atavistic toward his customs
    of, pertaining to, or characterized by atavism; reverting to or suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type; throwback
  1028. Caricature [kar-i-kuh-cher]

    His caricature of the mayor in this morning's paper is the best he's ever drawn
    a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things
  1029. Boustrophedon [boo-struh-feed-n]

    Or consider the Etruscan habit of writing in "boustrophedon style
    From right to left and from left to right in alternate lines
  1030. Largesse (larh-ZHESS)

    Thanks to their grandparents' largesse, both children were able to go to college. 
    liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior; also : something so given
  1031. Amygdala 
    a ganglion of the limbic system adjoining the temporal lobe of the brain and involved in emotions offear and aggression.
  1032. AFK
    Initialism of away from the keyboard. (that is, away from one's computer)
  1033. Schrödinger's Cat

    Sheldon advises Penny that “just like Schrödinger's cat being alive and dead at the same time”, her date with Leonard currently has both “good and bad” probabilistic outcomes.
    Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger used the cat in a thought experiment to demonstrate that it was ridiculous to apply a feature of quantum mechanics to everyday objects like a cat. That feature is that an object can be in two different states simultaneously. And while this may be possible at the quantum mechanical level, it is not with a cat, for example, which cannot be both dead and alive.
  1034. Black Box
    used to refer to anything that works without its inner workings being understood or accessible for understanding.
  1035. Blackboxing
    In science studies, the social process of blackboxing is based on the abstract notion of a black box. To cite Bruno Latour, blackboxing is "the way scientific and technical work is made invisible by its own success. When a machine runs efficiently, when a matter of fact is settled, one need focus only on its inputs and outputs and not on its internal complexity. Thus, paradoxically, the more science and technology succeed, the more opaque and obscure they become.
  1036. White Box
    In contrast to a black box, is a subsystem whose internals can be viewed, but usually cannot be altered. Having access to the subsystem internals in general makes the subsystem easier to understand, but also easier to hack; if a programmer, for example, can examine source code, weaknesses in an algorithm are much easier to discover. This makes white box testing much more effective than black box testing, but considerably more difficult due to the sophistication needed on the part of the tester to understand the subsystem. Also known as glass box, clear box, or open box. In practice some white box systems are so complex that it might as well be a Black box.
  1037. Buckyball
    a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. It has a cage-like fused-ring structure (Truncated icosahedron) which resembles a soccer ball, made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at each vertex of each polygon and a bond along each polygon edge.
  1038. Triptych
    A work of art (usually a panel painting) which is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open.
  1039. Reductio Ad Absurdum (Latin: "reduction to absurdity")

    Rocks have weight, otherwise we would see them floating in the air. Society must have laws, otherwise there would be chaos
    A common form of argument which seeks to demonstrate that a statement is true by showing that a false, untenable, or absurd result follows from its denial, or vice versa
  1040. Balderdash

    That premise is balderdash and needs further backing
    Nonsense
  1041. Axiom

    Defensive backs are on defense because they can't catch like a receiver is an axiom
    A premise or starting point of reasoning. As classically conceived, an axiom is a premise so evident it's to be accepted as true without controversy
  1042. Zeitgeist

    Fowles captured the Victorian zeitgeist through his pastiche...
    (spirit of the age or spirit of the time) is the intellectual fashion or dominant school of thought that typifies and influences the culture of a particular period in time.
  1043. Eurytopic

    Eurytopic groups are observed in a wide range of habitats. 
    tolerant of wide variation in one or more environmental factors
  1044. Dyslogistic 

    Jingo is neither a pejorative, which is to say derogatory or dyslogistic, nor is it a blasphemous term
    conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic.
  1045. Syllogist

    An example of a syllogism is: “All men are human; all humans are mortal; therefore all men are mortal
    a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion
  1046. Flotsam

    "The room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam".
    People or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless
  1047. Sangfroid [French sahn-frwa]

    The lecturer's sangfroid never faltered, even in the face of some tough questions from the audience.
    coolness of mind; calmness; composure
  1048. Epexegesis

    “Here is an instance where the waw with a perfect merely expresses "a digression or an epexegesis," as”
    the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence
  1049. Doublespeak

    "Using the facilities" instead of going to the bathroom
    a language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words
  1050. Multiloquent

    Her being so multiloquent will make you want to end the conversation quick
    use of many words; talkativeness
  1051. Bafflegab

    The bafflegab used in that speech was unbearable
    to confusing or generally unintelligible jargon
  1052. Morpheme
    minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units (dog)
  1053. Alveolar
    Relating to the jaw section containing the tooth sockets: the alveolar ridge.
  1054. Allomorph
    a variant form of a morpheme. The concept occurs when a unit of meaning can vary in sound without changing meaning
  1055. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

    Hip·po·pot·o·mon·stro·ses·qui·ppe·dal·i·o·pho·bi·a
    fear of long words
  1056. Pneu·mo·no·ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic·sil·i·co·vol·ca·no·co·ni·o·sis
    an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust
  1057. Precocious

    She's a very precocious child with lots of promise
    (of a child) Having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.(of behavior or ability)
  1058. Proclivity

    He had a proclivity towards math
    • A tendency to choose or do something regularly; a strong inherent inclination toward something objectionable
  1059. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    'atoning for extreme and delicate beauty while still being highly educable'
  1060. Velleity 
    Describes a mild desire, wish, or urge that is too slight to lead to action
  1061. Lousewort  
    Any of numerous plants of the genus Pedicularis, having clusters of irregular, variously colored flowers.
  1062. Honor-ifica-bili-tud-init-atibus

    “I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word; for thou art not so long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier swallowed than a flap-dragon.”
    The state of being able to achieve honours
  1063. Sesquipedalian

    <sesquipedalian terms> <a sesquipedalian television commentator>
    having many syllables; given to or characterized by the use of long words
  1064. Floccinaucinihilipilification 
    The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant
  1065. Colloquial 

    Although reverting to the colloquial is accepted when one wishes to avoid any confusion as to characterization
    Characteristic of or appropriate to the spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of speech
  1066. Feuilleton (foi-i-tn)

    The editor is impressed by my work and says he willconsider my feuilleton, if I submit it this afternoon.
    a part of a European newspaper devoted to light literature, fiction, criticism, etc.
  1067. Factotum

    After graduating from college, Jerry worked for several years as an office factotum.
    1: a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities 2: a general servant
  1068. Gastronomy

    “Oaxaca's unique gastronomy is rich in unique herb - and spice-accented flavor combinations that are its hallmark.”
    1. the art or science of good eating. 2. a style of cooking or eating
  1069. Merkin
    false hair for the female pudenda
  1070. Dichotomy
    division into two parts.
  1071. Chide 

    "She chided him for not replying".
    To scold or rebuke
  1072. Pernicious

    pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
    causing serious harm
  1073. Nefarious

    a nefarious plot
    wicked
  1074. Ostentatious 

    an ostentatious dresser.
    characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others.
  1075. Pedantic
    ostentatious in one's learning
  1076. Doctrinaire

    a doctrinaire preacher
    a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist.
  1077. Ornery

    I can't do a thing with that ornery mule
    ill-tempered.
  1078. Austere

    the austere quality of life in the convent
    severe, as in manner
  1079. Salient

    salient traits
    prominent
  1080. Docile

    a docile horse
    readily trained; submissive
  1081. Enmity


    hatred
  1082. Eclectic [ih-klek-tik]

    First of all let me replace the work esoteric with eclectic.
    chosen from various sources.
  1083. Whimsical
    given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious
  1084. Lewd
    obscene; indecent
  1085. Lascivious

    a lascivious, girl-chasing old man
    inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd
  1086. Pugnacious
    always ready to fight.
  1087. Corollary 
    logical deduction
  1088. Ignominious 

    an ignominious retreat
    disgraceful
  1089. Facile

    It offered facile answers to complex linguistic questions.
    easily done
  1090. Temerity
    rash boldness
  1091. Cantankerous 

    a cantankerous, argumentative man
    ill-natured
  1092. Dexterous
    skillful or adroit in the use of the hands or body.
  1093. Deft 
    quick and skillful
  1094. Adroit
    expert; deft
  1095. Execrate
    to detest utterly
  1096. Sobriquet
    nickname
  1097. Cognomen 
    An extra personal name given to an ancient Roman citizen, functioning rather like a nickname and typically passed down from father to son; A name; a nickname.
  1098. Métier [mey-tyey]

    Within a short time of Sonia's first piano lessons, it was clear to her parents that music was her métier.
    1: vocation, trade 2: an area of activity in which one excels : forte
  1099. Froufrou (FROO-froo)

    Styled in the manner of a Victorian mansion, the bed-and-breakfast featured so much froufrou that Darlene and Brian dared not touch a thing.
    Fussy or showy dress or ornamentation
  1100. Glib (glib·ber, glib·best)

    I was fascinated by his unfailingly glib conversation
    1. Performed with a natural, offhand ease 2. Characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern.
  1101. Rendezvous  [rahn-duh-voo, -dey-; French rahn-de-voo]  
    1.an agreement between two or more persons to meet at a certain time and place. 2.the meeting itself.
  1102. Anathema  [uh-nath-uh-muh]  

    That subject is anathema to him.
    1. a person or thing detested or loathed 2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
  1103. Arbitrage  [ahr-bi-trahzh]
    Finance. the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same securities, commodities, or foreignexchange in different markets to profit from unequal prices.
  1104. Catharsis  
    the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds ofart, as tragedy or music
  1105. Beguile  

    To be beguiled of money.
    1. to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude. 2. to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of )
  1106. Gauche (-rie) [gohsh]

    Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche.
    lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless
  1107. Irrefrangible   

    an irrefrangible rule of etiquette.
    1.not to be broken or violated; inviolable 2.incapable of being refracted.
  1108. Jacobin
    a member of an extremist or radical political group
  1109. Reprove (rih-PROOV)

    "Remember to say 'thank you,'" the mother gently reproved her toddler.
    1: to scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent 2: to express disapproval of: censure 3: to express rebuke or reproof
  1110. Meretricious (mair-uh-TRISH-us)

    The critic panned the book as a well-written but meretricious work with little substance beneath its veneer of forceful rhetoric and righteous indignation.
    of or relating to a prostitute; tawdrily and falsely attractive
  1111. Kinchin
    A little child.
  1112. Aegis (EE-jus)

    The studies were conducted under the aegis  of the National Institutes of Health.
    1: a shield or breastplate; 2. protection; controlling or conditioning influence
  1113. Lollapalooza  (lä-lə-pə-ˈlü-zə)

    A huge birthday bash that promises to be a lollapalooza of a party
    A person or thing that is particularly impressive or attractive
  1114. Evanescent   

    Beauty that is as evanescent as a rainbow
    tending to vanish like vapor
  1115. Flibbertigibbet 
    1. archaic: gossip, chatterer 2: a light-minded or silly restless person; especially: a pert young woman with such qualities
  1116. Pyrrhic 

    "a Pyrrhic victory for Mr. Obama."
    "achieved at excessive cost" or "costly to the point of negating or outweighing expected benefits."
  1117. Aplomb

    Summed up the situation with his usual aplomb 
    complete confidence or assurance in oneself: self-possession, poise
  1118. Pirouette (pir-ə-ˈwet)

    The elegant pirouettes of the prima ballerina
    a rapid whirling about of the body; especially: a full turn on the toe or ball of one foot in ballet
  1119. Angel Investor 

    Today's angel investors play a different game. They invest their own money in startups in return for equity, and sometimes they also take a board seat
    a wealthy person who invests a large amount of money in a new business
  1120. Eugenics [yoo-jen-ik]

    Technology has pushed the eugenic moment to the point of conception.
    a science that deals with the improvement of hereditary qualities in a series of generations of a race or breed especially by social control of human mating and reproduction —compare euthenics, genetics
  1121. Monstrosity

    Whatever a woman has of intelligence and worth … is to be excised as a superfluous growth, a monstrosity
    something showing deviation from the normal
  1122. Congenial 

    Two congenial spirits, united … by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues
    having the same nature, disposition, or tastes: suited to one another: kindred
  1123. Apophasis

    Sorry, but that sounds more like apophasis than explanation
    the raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it (as in “we won’t discuss his past crimes”)
  1124. Eponymous  

    “Cool Britannia,” which goes back to Ben and Jerry'seponymous ice cream in Spring 1996, met its sell-by-date within weeks …
    of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named: of, relating to, or being an eponym
  1125. Chimera (kī-ˈmir-ə)

    A fancy, a chimera in my brain, troubles me in my prayer 
    • 1. a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tails
    • 2. an illusion or fabrication of the mind; especially: an unrealizable dream
  1126. Filament 
    • 1: A slender threadlike object or fiber, esp. one found in animal or plant structures.
    • 2: A conducting wire or thread with a high melting point, forming part of an electric bulb or vacuum tube and heated or made incandescent...
  1127. Paradigm (per-ə-ˌdīm)

    Her recent book provides us with a new paradigm for modern biography
    example, pattern; especially: an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype
  1128. Manifesto

    If other writers are impressed with his recipe they form a school, and perhaps issue a manifesto
    a public declaration of intentions, motives, or views: a public statement of policy or opinion
  1129. Debauchery (di-ˈbȯ-chə-rē)

    Nights of riotous debauchery
    excessive indulgence of sexual desire: orgies
  1130. Albeit (ôlˈbē-it)

    Destined to pass his fortieth year before fame saluted him—albeit his was a special genius — Fashion Digest
    even though; although
  1131. Carom  

    The car caromed off the guardrail into the ditch
    1. A collision followed by a rebound. 2. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls
  1132. Lemming 
    any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
  1133. Wolf-whistle
    A whistle with a rising and falling pitch, directed toward someone to express sexual attraction or admiration
  1134. Zoloft (or Sertraline)
    a prescription drug that treats depression, OCD, PTSD, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), and panic disorder.
  1135. Mainour  (MEY-ner)  

    Caught the thief, with the mainour,  hey?
    a stolen article found on the person of or near the thief
  1136. Whitewash

    “While it's still police investigating police, and a whitewash is possible, this is clearly a positive development.”
    To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example)
  1137. Nuque (nook)

    She wore a figured lawn, cut a little low in the back,that exposed a round, soft nuque  with a few littleclinging circlets of soft, brown hair.
    the back of the neck
  1138. Heartstring

    Thou touchest my inmost centre, boy; thou art tied to me by cords woven of my heart-strings.
    the deepest emotions or affections — usually used in plural
  1139. Intemperate (in-TEM-puh-rut)

    The journalist eventually apologized for her intemperate rant against the governor. 
    1: not moderate or mild:severe 2: lacking or showing lack of restraint 3: given to excessive use of alcoholic beverages 
  1140. Obnubilate (ob-NOO-buh-leyt) 

    ...their trunks were black and knobbly, whilst their branches buckled over as a roof to meet a brickplane and obnubilate a view of the stars.
    to cloud over; becloud; obscure.
  1141. Espouse (ih-SPOWZ)

    The new theory has been espoused by many leading physicists.
    1: marry 2: to take up and support as a cause: become attached to
  1142. Paraph (PAR-uhf)

    The manuscript's most tantalizing feature is a scribal paraph with the initials IB at the end of certain sonnets..
    a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery
  1143. Clamant (kLAY-munt)

    Clamant students gathered outside the college president's office, protesting the denial of tenure for the popular professor.
    1: clamorous, blatant 2: demanding attention: urgent
  1144. Quittance (KWIT-ns)

    Very good; here is the money. Now make me out aquittance , signed.
    1. recompense or requital 2. discharge from a debt or obligation 3. a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt.
  1145. Inseminate (inˈseməˌnāt)
    Introduce semen into (a woman or a female animal) by natural or artificial means
  1146. Recant 

    In the circumstances, Mr Badby, I feel that I can offeryou a pension in return for your decision to recant.
    1. to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract. 2. to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc., especially formally.
  1147. Pontificate   

    Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?
    to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner
  1148. Credence
        
    To give credence to a claim.
    belief as to the truth of something
  1149. Innocuous    

    An innocuous home remedy
    1. not harmful or injurious; harmless 2. not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
  1150. Satrap (SEY-trap) 

    I govern this land for my brother, and as his satrap it is my duty to know much of the neighboring lands.
    1. a subordinate ruler, often a despotic one 2. a governor of a province under the ancient Persian monarchy.
  1151. White Elephant

    The town's white elephant is the run-down but historic theater, which has been closed for several years but still requires thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.
    a property requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit
  1152. Pacifist  

    Their pacifist  principles are about all they hadleft.
    a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
  1153. Grasshopper 
    a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. A "Vodka" or "Flying" Grasshopper substitutes vodka for fresh cream, while a "Brown Grasshopper" additionally contains coffee.
  1154. Shoehorn

    Shoehorned irrelevant arguments into his essay
    to force to be included or admitted
  1155. Carte Blanche [kahrt blanch]

    We gave the decorator carte blanche to furnish the house.
    full discretionary power
  1156. Tensile 

    Claire's tensile features pull themselves tight with glee.
    1. capable of being stretched or drawn out; ductile. 2. of or pertaining to tension
  1157. Referendum 
    the principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection.
  1158. Trousseau (TROO-soh)

    “The trousseau is another feminine custom that has practically fallen into disuse.”
    the personal possessions of a bride usually including clothes, accessories, and household linens and wares
  1159. Bodega
    1. A small grocery store, sometimes combined with a wineshop, in certain Hispanic communities. 2. A warehouse for the storage of wine.
  1160. Smidgen 

    A smidgen of jam for your toast
    a very small amount
  1161. Smitten
    1. struck, as with a hard blow 2. grievously or disastrously stricken or afflicted 3. very much in love.
  1162. ilk

    He and all his ilk.
    family, class, or kind
  1163. Ancillary  

    Slides, records, and other ancillaries can be used with thebasic textbook.
    1. subordinate; subsidiary 2. auxiliary; assisting 3. something that serves in an ancillary capacity
  1164. Addendum
    An item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication.
  1165. Klingon Language
    the constructed language spoken by the fictional Klingons in the Star Trek universe.
  1166. Cumbersome 
    1. Difficult to handle because of weight or bulk. 2. Troublesome or onerous.
  1167. Kama Sutra 

    “You can of course store all kinds of books in there, but maybe a version of the ‘Kamasutra’ would go perfectly with all the sexiness in the air.”
    A Sanskrit treatise setting forth rules for sensuous and sensual pleasure, love, and marriage in accordance with Hindu law.
  1168. Chicken Skin

    Where's that cold draft coming from, it's givin' me chicken skin!
    Ones skin resembles that of a plucked chicken, can be caused by drops in temperature or emotional excitement; syn. Goose Bumps
  1169. Bowdlerize [bohd-luh-rahyz] 

    "A bowdlerized version of the story"
    Remove material that is considered improper or offensive from (a text or account), esp. with the result that it becomes weaker or less...
  1170. Umber   

    "Sir," said Gouvernail, "see ye him not? I weenedthat ye had seen him, for yonder he hoveth under theumber  of his ships, on horseback with his spear inhis hand and his shield upon his shoulder.
    shade; shadow
  1171. Constituents
    A member of a constituency.
  1172. Parsimonious  
    Unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal.
  1173. A snipe hunt (or Wild-Goose Chase)
    A prank in which a gullible victim is sent off on a fruitless search for a nonexistent item.
  1174. Sandbag

    Sandbagged the pool player by playing poorly in the first game when stakes were low
    To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in a game or activity in order to deceive (someone), especially in gambling
  1175. Lobotomized

    "couples were lobotomized by the birth of their children"
    Reduce the mental or emotional capacity or ability to function of
  1176. Archdeacon
    an ecclesiastic, ranking next below a bishop and having charge of the temporal and externaladministration of a diocese, with jurisdiction delegated from the bishop.
  1177. Callithump
    A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises;
  1178. Charivari
    A cacophonous mock serenade, typically performed by a group of people in derision of an unpopular person or in celebration of a marriage.
  1179. Cacophony (-ous, -nies)  

    "as cacophonous as a henyard"
    an unpleasant sound; harsh or discordant sound  2. harshness in the sound of words or phrases
  1180. Burlesque 

    The antics of the defense attorneys turned the trial into a burlesque of justice.
    A literary or dramatic work that ridicules a subject either by presenting a solemn subject in an undignified style or an inconsequential subject in a dignified style
  1181. Serenade
    a complimentary vocal or instrumental performance; especially one given outdoors at night for a woman being courted
  1182. Gluconic acid
    a colorless, water-soluble acid, C 6  H 12  O 7  , obtained by the oxidation of glucose, used commercially ina 50-percent solution for cleaning metals.
  1183. Hellcat
    a bad-tempered, spiteful, woman; shrew.
  1184. Aerobiosis
    life in an environment containing oxygen or air
  1185. Escritoire (eskriˈtwär)
    A small writing desk with drawers and compartments
  1186. Bronzer
    cosmetic ointment used to give the skin a tanned look.
  1187. Flat Sennit
    a rope made of three or more yarns or strands plaited together.
  1188. Recuse [ri-kyooz]
    to reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act, especially because of interest or bias.
  1189. Trifurcate
    to divide into three forks or branches.
  1190. Apropos 

    I went up to New York last weekend; apropos, have you seen your New York cousins lately?
    1. at an opportune time 2. by way of interjection or further comment : with regard to the present topic
  1191. Mea Culpa
    a Latin phrase that translates into English as "my mistake" or "my fault".
  1192. Dynamo 
    an energetic, hardworking, forceful person.
  1193. Litigate

    It's outrageous that he's trying to litigate  insecret.
    1. to make the subject of a lawsuit; contest at law 2. to dispute (a point, assertion, etc.) 3. to carry on a lawsuit.
  1194. Mitigate   

    To mitigate a punishment.
    to make less severe
  1195. Miscellany  

    Instead, we've got a varied catalogue of interest-piquing miscellany on our hands.
    a miscellaneous collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items.
  1196. Varia
    miscellaneous items, especially a miscellany of literary works
  1197. Paean
    any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
  1198. Diocese [dahy-uh-sis]

    This is usually a prestigious diocese with an important place in local church history
    an ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.
  1199. Ecclesiastical  [ih-klee-zee-as-ti-kuhl]  

    They are expected to perform their ecclesiastical duties on top of career...
    of or pertaining to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.
  1200. Clergy

    In many movies, piety is for wimps, and theclergy  are depicted as oafs and ...
    the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity.
  1201. Concordat  

    "Do hurry and proclaim the concordat. Then castrate yourselves to keep from sinning."
    an agreement or compact, especially an official one.
  1202. Castrate  

    Time to castrate  such pseudo scientists and lookthe truth straight in the eyes.
    to remove the testes of; emasculate; geld.
  1203. Apophysis  
    an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance.
  1204. Red Army
    the Soviet army
  1205. Immunogen
    any substance or cell introduced into the body in order to generate an immune response.
  1206. Supposititious
    1. fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine.
  1207. Kingmaker   

    She might not be a kingmaker but she carries alot of influence.
    a person who has great power and influence in the choice of a ruler, candidate for public office, businessleader, or the like.
  1208. Infarct

    Whether the low oxygen in the brain is fromstroke, and the memory loss is from multi- infarct dementia is irrelevant.
    a localized area of tissue, as in the heart or kidney, that is dying or dead, having been deprived of itsblood supply because of an obstruction by embolism or thrombosis.
  1209. Grandfather Clause

    Surprisingly, the changes signed last month establishing the tuition cap failed to include a grandfather clause.
    any legal provision that exempts a business, class of persons, etc., from a new government regulation that would affect prior rights and privileges.
  1210. Dotard  

    “Valhar was growing old now but was far from in his dotard.”
    a person, especially an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak-minded or foolish old person.
  1211. Tortillon

    Demonstrate how to create different values by using a drawing pencil or a piece of charcoal and a tortillon .
    a stump made of paper twisted to a point, used in drawing.
  1212. Bubonocele
    an inguinal hernia, especially one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin.
  1213. Situs

    Situs of an inflammation
    the place where something exists or originates; specifically: the place where something (as a right) is held to be located in law
  1214. Sciatic 

    The pain has recently proceeded down my back to the lower back and sciatic  pain.
    of, pertaining to, situated near, or affecting the ischium or back of the hip.
  1215. Teledu
    a small, dark-brown, badgerlike mammal, having a white stripe down the back, and ejecting a foul-smelling secretion when alarmed
  1216. Osteoid
    resembling bone; bonelike.
  1217. Dyad (-ic)

    For promotion and tenure, mentoring is essential,but the dyad  need not always be a senior scholartutoring a junior one.
    a group of two; couple; pair.
  1218. Cytoclasis
    destruction of cells
  1219. Auslaut
    final position in a word, esp. as a conditioning environment in sound change.
  1220. Cancel (so's) Christmas 

    If he keeps bugging me, I'm gonna cancel his Christmas.
    to kill someone; to destroy someone.
  1221. Whipsaw 

    Wage earners were whipsawed by inflation and high taxes
    to beset or victimize in two opposite ways at once, by a two-phase operation, or by the collusive action of two opponents
  1222. Dingleberry
    1. A piece of dried feces caught in the hair around the anus 2. An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person
  1223. Cherry Picker 


    In sports, someone who prefers to take only easy shots.
  1224. Pay the Piper

    You can put off paying your debts only so long. Eventually you'll have to pay the piper. You can't get away with that forever. You'll have to pay the piper someday
    to face the results of one's actions; to receive punishment for something.
  1225. Xeric (zir-ik)

    A xeric habitat
    characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture
  1226. Figurine

    His collection of figurines includes toy soldiers from every war that America has fought
    a small carved or molded figure: statuette
  1227. Statuette 

    Won a gold-plated statuette as the prize
    a small statue: figurine
  1228. Shaman (-ic)
    a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick, divining the hidden, and controlling events
  1229. Gidget 
    Sally is just a blonde gidget without a care in the world.
    a silly-acting female; a ditzy dame
  1230. Cajole (-ed, -ing) [kuh-johl]
    to persuade by flattery or promises
  1231. Soft-soaper 

    A soft-soaper specializing in rich, elderly women.
    a person who flatters or cajoles, especially for reasons of self-interest or personal advantage
  1232. Palaver 

    There has to be a grand palaver before anything serious is attempted.
    a conference or discussion
  1233. Hokum

    Such miracles, in this day and age, bespeak ahokum  beyond the reach of art.
    out-and-out nonsense
  1234. Bunkum

    Pure bunkum aimed mainly at their currentbelievers so they can feel credible.
    insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents
  1235. Claptrap 

    His speeches seem erudite but analysis reveals them to be mere claptrap.
    pretentious but insincere or empty language
  1236. Humbug

    To blame the weir for environmental destruction which has already occurred is political humbug.
    1. something intended to delude or deceive 2. the quality of falseness or deception.
  1237. Heater
    (Poker) A series of events in a game of chance, all with a positive outcome for the player and occurring within a concise time frame.
  1238. Idiopathic

    The doctor came to conclusion that her disease was idiopathic
    1: arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause 2: peculiar to the individual
  1239. Robust 
     
    A robust debate
    having or exhibiting strength or vigorous health
  1240. Quip

    They traded quips over a beer.
    a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment
  1241. Quibble
     
    He spent the entire evening quibbling about the historical inaccuracies in the television series on World War II
    to evade the point of an argument by caviling about words
  1242. Cavil (-er) (ka-vəl)

    A customer caviled about the price.
    to raise trivial and frivolous objection
  1243. Plight 

    The plight of poor children

    Plight his troth
    Noun-A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation. Verb-Pledge or promise solemnly.
  1244. Pugilism

    Long fascinated by the art and science of pugilism, Shane has collected biographies of noted boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, and Sonny Liston.
    boxing
  1245. "86"

    86 the dressing on the salad
    refusing service or getting rid of something.
  1246. A soft launch (soft opening)
    the release of a website, hotel, or other product or service to a limited audience.
  1247. Sabbatical Leave

    An archeology professor takes a semester off to go on a dig.
    a time period in which a person does not report to his regular job but who remains employed with that company.
  1248. Yare 

    Coarse textured soils have lower field capacity since the yare high in large pores subject to free drainage.
    quick; agile; lively.
  1249. Boisterous

    A large and boisterous crowd attended the concert.
    Noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy
  1250. Rite of Passage

    Suddenly, the disagreements and teenage tantrums are forgotten as families support the next generation through this right of passage
    A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.
  1251. Malaise

    The symptoms include headache, malaise, and fatigue.
    an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness
  1252. Lyonnaise 

    Lyonnaise potatoes
    prepared with onions
  1253. Polonaise
    1. A stately, marchlike Polish dance, primarily a promenade by couples. 2. A woman's dress of the 18th century
  1254. Promenade 

    They went for a promenade around town.
    a leisurely walk or ride especially in a public place for pleasure or display
  1255. Iniquitous (-ity)

    The only power that has actually used these iniquitous weapons is determined to preserve its hegemony by them
    injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
  1256. A priori

    Acceptance or rejection of his ideas is dependent on his readers' a priori subjective beliefs.
    known to be true independently of or in advance of experience of the subject matter; requiring no evidence for its validation or support
  1257. A Posteriori  

    An a posteriori argument that derives the theory from the evidence. 
    from particular instances to a general principle or law; based upon actual observation or upon experimental data
  1258. Hegemony

    Western hegemony was one of the great asymmetries of world history.
    leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
  1259. Zephyr (-ean) [zef-er]
    a gentle, mild breeze.
  1260. Tchotchke (CHAHCH-kuh)

    Upon returning home from his trip to Maine, Jerry ceremoniously placed his new ceramic lobster next to the other tchotchkes on his mantelpiece.
    knickknack, trinket
  1261. Porcelain (pȯr-s(ə-)lən)

    The bowl is made of porcelain.
    A hard, white, translucent ceramic made by firing a pure clay and then glazing it with variously colored fusible materials; china.
  1262. Knickknack 

    A variety of pretty porcelain knickknacks adorned the mantel
    a small trivial article usually intended for ornament
  1263. Trinket 

    The top of his desk was littered with trinkets that were collected as souvenirs from various vacations
    1: a small ornament (as a jewel or ring) 2: a small article of equipment 3: a thing of little value : trifle
  1264. Mantel (or Mantelpiece)
    An ornamental facing around a fireplace.
  1265. Emeritus 

    An emeritus professor
    one retired from professional life but permitted to retain as an honorary title the rank of the last office held
  1266. Parlay

    Parlayed some small investments into a large fortune.n.
    the fresh risking of an original stake together with its winnings
  1267. Bona fide

    A bona fide offer to buy a farm
    made in good faith without fraud or deceit
  1268. Camaraderie  

    There is great camaraderie among the teammates.
    a spirit of friendly good-fellowship
  1269. Holism (-tic) 

    "Holistic theory has been applied to ecology and language and mental states"
    the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole; "holism holds that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts";
  1270. Pejorative

    The reviewer used the pejorative word “versifier” to refer to the writer, whose poems had struck a responsive chord with the general public
    having negative connotations; especially: tending to disparage or belittle
  1271. Moratorium 


    a legally authorized period of delay in the performance of a legal obligation or the payment of a debt
  1272. Dowager

    The estate is owned by a wealthy dowager.
    a widow holding property or a title from her deceased husband 2: a dignified elderly woman
  1273. Grok

    The eternal struggle of the human race to grok its place in the grand scheme of the universe
    to understand profoundly and intuitively
  1274. Coroner 

    The coroner examined the body but found no evidence of foul play.
    a usually elected public officer whose principal duty is to inquire by an inquest into the cause of any death which there is reason to suppose is not due to natural causes
  1275. Plantagenet

    The Plantagenet kings
    of or relating to a royal house ruling England from 1154 to 1485
  1276. Infernal

    An infernal nuisance
    of or relating to hell
  1277. Fascism (-ist)

    Early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge
    a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
  1278. Milquetoast (milk-ˌtōst) 

    A milquetoast who's afraid to ask for a raise.
    a timid, meek, or unassertive person
  1279. Glamour–puss 
    a glamorously attractive person
  1280. Ziggurat

    The social structure of our summer world was as fixed and hard of climbing as a ziggurat.
    A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form ofterraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
  1281. Mulligan 
    a free shot sometimes given a golfer in informal play when the previous shot was poorly played; a do-over
  1282. Epiglottis
    A flap of cartilage at the root of the tongue, which is depressed during swallowing to cover the opening of the windpipe.
  1283. Erroneous

    <erroneous assumptions> <gave anerroneous impression>.
    containing or characterized by error: mistaken
  1284. Leeward

    We moved to the leeward side of the ship so that we wouldn't have the wind in our faces
    being in or facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing; being the side opposite the windward
  1285. Reconnaissance

    There are two helicopters available for reconnaissance.
    a preliminary survey to gain information; especially: an exploratory military survey of enemy territory
  1286. Systemic 

    The company made some systemic changes to the way it operated.
    relating to, or common to a system: affecting the body generally
  1287. Tantalize
     
    He was tantalized by the possibility of earning a lot of money quickly.
    to tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach intransitive verb
  1288. Unison

    The members of the committee are in unison on this point
    in perfect agreement; at the same time
  1289. Reconnoiter

    An expedition reconnoitered the coast to find out the exact location of enemy forces.
    (verb) to make a reconnaissance of: to engage in reconnaissance
  1290. Clepsydra (KLEP-suh-druh)

    The ancient Greeks were known to time political speeches with aclepsydra; when the water was gone, the oration was over.
    an instrument designed to measure time by the fall or flow of a quantity of water : water clock
  1291. Mazuma  

    ...and I want mazuma , gelt, coin, rocks, or whathave you!
    money
  1292. Wanton  [won-tn]  

    Why jeopardize yourcareer in such a wanton way?
    1. done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably .2. deliberate and without motive or provocation; uncalled-for; headstrong; willful:
  1293. Thimblerig (THIM-bul-rig)

    The appraiser looked closely at the painting and then reluctantly told us that we had been thimblerigged into buying a worthless copy.
    to cheat by trickery
  1294. Col·on·nade  [kol-uh-neyd]  

    The memorial is a curving colonnade , flanked atthe ends by a chapel and a map
    a series of regularly spaced columns supporting an entablature and usually one side of a roof.
  1295. Lewd  [lood]  

    Although some use the application to facilitate casual hook-ups, no lewd language or photos are allowed.
    inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious.
  1296. En·tab·la·ture  [en-tab-luh-cher, -choor]  

    The entablature runs around the four sides of thebuilding.
    the entire construction of a classical temple or the like between the columns and the eaves, usually composed of an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice.
  1297. Panophobia

    She didn't want to do anything as if she had panophobia
    a fear of everything
  1298. Phobophobia 

    Fear nothing but fear itself it's seems like phobophobia
    a fear of phobias
  1299. Chirophobia

    He didn't want to hold hands in public as if he had chirophobia
    a fear of hands
  1300. Ombrophobia 

    Always remember to take your umbrella if you're ombrophobic
    a fear of rain or of being rained upon
  1301. Ecophobia

    I don't have ecophobia. I just want to go out for the night
    the fear of one's home
  1302. Kenophobia 

    She buys furniture like she has kenophobia
    has everything to do with voids or empty spaces
  1303. Cacophobia 

    The make up on her face makes her come off as a victim of cacophobia
    a fear of ugliness
  1304. Catagelophobia 

    The catagelophobia she is showing will probably wear off as she gets older
    the fear of being ridiculed
  1305. Agoraphobia 

    We can hardly go anywhere because of his agoraphobia
    an irrational and often disabling fear of being out in public.
  1306. Androphobia 

    Her dating life would suggest she has androphobia
    an abnormal and irrational fear of men
  1307. Ancraophobia

    He told us to keep the doors close like he had ancraophobia
    the fear of wind/afraid of the wind and fear of drafts
  1308. Tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bi·a  

    The way teenagers are nowadays, when my girl turn 12, I'll start to develop triskaidekaphobia
    An abnormal fear of the number 13.
  1309. Gamophobia 

    He plays the field so much you'd think he has gamophobia
    fear of marriage
  1310. Gynophobia 

    His shyness around women suggests he has gynophobia
    fear of women
  1311. Athazagoraphobia 

    She does so much attention seeking actions that she must have athazagoraphobia
    the fear of being forgotten or ignored
  1312. Caligynephobia (or Venustraphobia)

    The girl he likes gives him caligynephobia
    Fear of beautiful women
  1313. Anamoly

    Her C grade is an anomaly, as she's never made anything except A's and B's before
    deviation from the common rule
  1314. Silhouttes

    The silhouettes of buildings against the sky
    Outline image or design in a single solid, flat colour, giving the appearance of a shadow cast by a solid figure
  1315. Bon Voyage 

    The crowd waved bon voyage as the ship left the dock.
    Used to express good wishes to someone about to go on a journey.
  1316. Chicanery

    He wasn't above using chicanery to win votes.
    deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry: trickery
  1317. Chasm (ka-zəm)

    A chasm in the ocean floor
    a deep cleft in the surface of a planet (as the earth)
  1318. Ploughman's Lunch
    A light meal of cheese, pickled onions (or pickle), and a bread roll; especially one served in a pub at lunchtime.
  1319. Panoptic

    A panoptic stain used in microscopy; a panoptic aerial photograph of an enemy missile base.
    permitting the viewing of all parts or elements
  1320. Pigeonhole

    “So when they came to label the pigeonhole in the mailroom where letters are placed for the newest member of the Obama family, they settled on the word "Dog".”
    To classify mentally; categorize
  1321. Diabolic

    But to accomplish this work, which we may also calldiabolic, isn't an androgynous genius necessary?”
    Showing wickedness typical of a devil.
  1322. Dissidence

    Summers’ cognitive dissidence is too much cognitive dissonance for Obama fans to deal with so they’re just trying to not remember it.
    Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  1323. Lucullan

    I accept this Lucullan offering as a true compliment, and am not repelled by my host's proud description, but these reactions are contradictory.
    Lavish; luxurious
  1324. Intramolecular

    For these proton transfers to have been intramolecular, they would both have come from the same face of the enediol intermediates
    Being or occurring within a molecule.
  1325. Fecund

    When those selected Tweets can then be cross-referenced with other sets of data from outside Twitter - that's when the word fecund starts feeling inadequate.
    Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful.
  1326. Connate

    Nor is it motion that impels us toward the past in quest of the elusive origin "connate" with poetry
    Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
  1327. Brummagem buttons
    Small, nipple-like tufts sown to brassiere cups to give the outer garment the impression of bulging nipples.
  1328. To cross or pass the Rubicon

    Our entry into the war made us cross the Rubicon and abandon isolationism forever.
    to take a decisive, irrevocable step
  1329. Bi·be·lot (bib-loh)

    Practically every horizontal surface in the Victorian parlor was blanketed with fussy little bibelots
    a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity: trinket
  1330. Bal·a·cla·va [bal-uh-klah-vuh]

    It's so cold out we may need a balaclava
    a close-fitting, knitted cap that covers the head, neck, and tops of the shoulders, worn especially by mountain climbers, soldiers, skiers
  1331. Cherchez la femme (sher-shā-lä-fȧm)
    a French phrase which literally means "look for the woman." The implication is that a man behaves out of character or in an otherwise inexplicable manner because he is trying to cover up an affair with a woman, or trying to impress or gain favor with a woman.
  1332. Ser·pen·tine

    A serpentine road
    1. winding or turning one way and another 2. a mineral or rock having a dull green color and often a mottled appearance
  1333. Pre·cep·tor [pri-sep-ter, pree-sep-] 

    They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.
    an instructor; teacher; tutor.
  1334. In·ter·ro·bang
    a punctuation mark ‽ designed for use especially at the end of an exclamatory rhetorical question
  1335. Par·a·prax·is  [par-uh-prak-sis]
    a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
  1336. La·ment [luh-ment]  

    To lament his absence
    to feel or express sorrow or regret for
  1337. Vaude·ville  [vawd-vil] 

    These performances consist of vaudeville-style entertainment.
    theatrical entertainment consisting of a number of individual performances, acts, or mixed numbers, as by comedians, singers, dancers, acrobats, and magicians.
  1338. Dol·drums [dohl-druhmz]  

    August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises.
    a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art
  1339. Trog·lo·dyte

    The troglodytes who believed that women had no place in the military, except perhaps as nurses
    a person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes; live in a cave
  1340. Freudian Slip 

    He meant to say “I'm glad you're here,” but what came out was a Freudian slip: “I'm mad you're here.”
    a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind
  1341. Bezoar 
    a ball of swallowed foreign material (usually hair or fiber) that collects in the stomach and fails to pass through the intestines
  1342. Tour·ni·quet 
    a device (as a band of rubber) that checks bleeding or blood flow by compressing blood vessels
  1343. Go·bo
    a dark strip (as of wallboard) to shield a motion-picture or television camera from light
  1344. Quin·cunx
    an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle
  1345. Ninnyhammer 

    He's too much of a ninnyhammer to talk sense into
    a foolish person; a simpleton.
  1346. Slum·gul·lion

    The soup kitchen serve slumguillion
    a meat stew
  1347. Doo·hick·ey 

    Screw in the doohickey at the top of the lamp shade
    an object or device whose name you do not know or have forgotten
  1348. En·do·mor·phic 
    having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become overweight
  1349. Me·so·mor·phic
    having a husky muscular body build
  1350. Ec·to·mor·phic
    having a light body build
  1351. Allusion

    The book's frequent literary allusions and high-flown turns of phrase made its narrative difficult to follow.
    an implied or indirect reference especially in literature
  1352. Jet·ty

    Didn't see any passengers waiting for the ferry, so the captain sailed past the jetty
    a structure extended into a sea, lake, or river to influence the current or tide or to protect a harborb
  1353. Ver·nac·u·lar  [ver-nak-yuh-ler, vuh-nak-]  

    A vernacular poem.
    using a language or dialect native to a region or country rather than a literary, cultured, or foreign language
  1354. Syntax

    He has a superlative use of syntax
    the study of the rules for the formation of grammatical sentences in a language.
  1355. Pseu·do·nym  [sood-n-im]  

    The present is the past traveling under a pseudonym.
    a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name
  1356. Muse  [myooz]
    to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.
  1357. Hornswoggle

    I think we've been hornswoggled by that carnival barker.
    to confuse, frustrate, or throw off thoroughly or completely; bamboozle
  1358. Fletch·er·ize [flech-uh-rahyz]

    Fletcherize your food so you don't choke
    to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.
  1359. Her·o·ine  [her-oh-in]
    a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
  1360. Ar·che·type  [ahr-ki-tahyp]
    the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype
  1361. An·tith·e·sis 

    The antithesis of right and wrong
    opposition; contrast
  1362. Ep·i·thet  [ep-uh-thet]  

    “Richard the Lion-Hearted” is an epithet of Richard I.
    any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
  1363. El·e·gy  [el-i-jee]  

    His elegy  on Oakes reaches a length of over fourhundred lines
    a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
  1364. Farce  [fahrs] 

    If you are not sold on this farce, you must go to aretraining camp.
    a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation rather thanupon the development of character.
  1365. Am·bi·gu·i·ty (-ous)  [am-bi-gyoo-i-tee]  
     
    Around me, they feel no need to cower in cornersfaced with the ambiguity,...
    doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
  1366. In·nu·en·do  [in-yoo-en-doh]  

    Some people have a resistance to innuendo  andto rumor, and some people have...
    an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
  1367. Syn·ec·do·che  [si-nek-duh-kee]  

    Cleveland won by six runs (meaning “Cleveland's baseball team”)
    a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part
  1368. Perspicacious (pur-spi-key-shuh?s)
    having keen mental perception and understanding
  1369. Phlegmatic (fleg-mat-ik)
    self-possessed, calm, or composed
  1370. Uproarious (uhp-rawr-ee-uh?s)
    very funny, as a person or situation
  1371. Perpend (pur-puh?nd)
    To consider; to deliberate.
  1372. Adumbrate (a-duhm-breyt)
    To foreshadow; prefigure.
  1373. Catachresis (kat-uh-kree-sis)
    Misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect
  1374. Roman-fleuve (raw-mahn-flev)
    a novel in the form of a long usually easygoing chronicle of a social group (as a family or a community); a saga
  1375. Inveigh (in-vey)
    To protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against).
  1376. Anacoenosis (an-uh-si-noh-sis)
    A figure of speech in which an appeal is made to one's listeners or opponents for their opinion or judgment as to the subject under discussion
  1377. Paralipsis (par-uh-lip-sis)

    “I confine to this page the volume of his treacheries and debaucheries”
    a passing over with brief mention in order to emphasize rhetorically the suggestiveness of what is omitted
  1378. Ana (an-uh)
    A collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject or thing, or an item in such a collection, as an anecdote, a memorable saying, etc
  1379. Exiguous (ig-zig-yoo-uh?s)
    Scanty; meager; small.
  1380. Fugacious (fyoo-gey-shuh?s)
     
    Savor the fugacious pleasures of life as intensely as the more enduring ones
    lasting a short time
  1381. Altiloquent (awl-til-uh-kwuh?nt)
    High-flown or pretentious
  1382. Tautology (taw-tol-uh-jee)
    Needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness
  1383. Auteur (ō-ˈtər)
    an artist (as a musician or writer) whose style and practice are distinctive
  1384. Indite (in-DAHYT)
    1. to compose or write, as a poem 2. to dictate.
  1385. Millstone

    A millstone around one's neck
    any heavy mental or emotional burden
  1386. Stand-your-ground law 
    a person may justifiably use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of an unlawful threat, without an obligation to retreat first.
  1387. Cancan

    Is it mere coincidence that the most representative Parisian dance is called the cancan
    An exuberant dance that originated in France, performed by women and marked by high kicking.
  1388. Seneschal

    He was ushered by Benoit, the elderly body-servant, rather grandiloquently called the seneschal, into the ground-floor room known traditionally as the library
    An official in a medieval noble household in charge of domestic arrangements and the administration of servants; a steward or major-domo.
  1389. Chan·te·relle 
    a fragrant edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) usually having a yellow to orange color
  1390. Ish·ma·el·ite
    a descendant of Ishmael; outcast
  1391. Battledore


    An early form of badminton played with a flat wooden paddle and a shuttlecock.
  1392. Wisdom of the Crowd 
    the process of taking into account the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than a single expert to answer a question
  1393. Bacchanalia

    His love affair with “Catty, Katsch, mon admirable Kathi” had about it an artificial, almost a literary, quality; even his Bacchanalia was a masquerade
    1. The ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus. 2. A riotous, boisterous, or drunken festivity; a revel.
  1394. Revel

    Reveled in the quiet after everyone had gone
    to take intense pleasure or satisfaction
  1395. Carouse

    The Old West custom of heading to the saloon at night for an all-out carouse and some poker playing
    • (Verb) Drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way
    • (Noun) A noisy, lively drinking party.
  1396. Won
    A paper money and monetary unit of North and South Korea.
  1397. Gourde (goord, goo?rd)
    A paper money and monetary unit of Haiti.
  1398. Rupee (roo-pee, roo-pee)
    A cupronickel coin and monetary unit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan
  1399. Pound
    A coin and monetary unit of England.
  1400. Zloty (zlaw-tee)
    An aluminum coin and monetary unit of Poland.
  1401. Baht
    A paper money and monetary unit of Thailand.
  1402. Kroner
    A cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Denmark and Norway.
  1403. Lari (lahr-ee)
    An aluminum coin and monetary unit of the Maldives.
  1404. Euro (yoo?r-oh, yur-)
    The official common currency of 12 European Union nations.
  1405. Shilling (shil-ing)
    The monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  1406. Leu (le-oo)
    A coin and monetary unit of Romania.
  1407. Yen
    An aluminum coin and monetary unit of Japan.
  1408. Dirham (dir-ham, dih-ram, dir-uh?m)
    A money of account of Iraq
  1409. Riel (reel, ree-el)
    A paper money and monetary unit of Cambodia.
  1410. Dinar (dih-nahr)
    Any of various former coins of the Near East, esp. gold coins issued by Islamic governments.
  1411. Peso (pey-soh, pe-saw)
    A coin and monetary unit of Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Mexico, and the Philippines.
  1412. Ruble (roo-buh?l)
    A silver or copper-alloy coin and monetary unit of Russia and its successor states.
  1413. Yuan (yoo-ahn, yyahn)
    A copper coin of the Republic of China.
  1414. Dong (dawng, dong)
    The basic monetary unit of Vietnam; replaced the southern piaster and the northern dong in 1978
  1415. Production Line
    An arrangement of machines or sequence of human operations involved with a single manufacturing operation or production process.
  1416. Vertical Integration
    The integration within one company of individual businesses working separately in related phases of the production and sale of a product
  1417. Mass Production
    The production or manufacture of goods in large quantities, especially by machinery.
  1418. Unit Cost
    The cost of a specified unit of a product or service. Mass production lowered the unit cost of goods
  1419. Mechanization
    To introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
  1420. Henry Ford
    U.S. automobile manufacturer; popularizes mass production at his auto plant.
  1421. Model T
    An automobile with a 2.9-liter, 4-cylinder engine, produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1909 through 1927, considered to be the first motor vehicle successfully mass-produced on an assembly line
  1422. Productivity
    Having the power of producing; generative; creative.
  1423. Manufacturing
    The making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale.
  1424. Overproduction
    Excessive production production in excess of need or stipulated amount.
  1425. Factory
    A building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods.
  1426. Assembly Line
    An arrangement of machines, tools, and workers in which a product is assembled by having each perform a specific, successive operation on an incomplete unit as it passes by in a series of stages organized in a direct line
  1427. Ford River Rouge
    A Ford Motor Company automobile factory complex located in Dearborn, Michigan, along the Rouge River, built with the idea of making the company's own iron and steel in the same factory as parts and car assembly.
  1428. Infrastructure
    The basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization.
  1429. Conveyor Belt
    An endless belt or chain, set of rollers, etc., for carrying materials or objects short distances, as from one part of a building to another
  1430. Assembly
    The putting together of complex machinery, as airplanes, from interchangeable parts of standard dimensions
  1431. Consumerism
    The concept that an ever-expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy; the fact or practice of an increasing consumption of goods.
  1432. Sa·ni·es  [sey-nee-eez]
    a thin, often greenish, serous fluid that is discharged from ulcers, wounds, etc.
  1433. Alphanumeric
    a set of characters including letters, numbers, and special characters such as punctuation marks
  1434. Stand-alone
    self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software
  1435. Pseudo-code [soo-doh-kohd]
    a program code unrelated to the hardware of a computer and requiring conversion to the code used by the computer before the program can be used
  1436. Delimiter
    a blank space, comma, or other character or symbol that indicates the beginning or end of a character string, word, or data item
  1437. Sysop (sisˌäp)
    a person who operates a computer bulletin board; a system operator
  1438. GIGO (giˌgō)
    a rule of thumb stating that when faulty data are fed into a computer, the information that emerges will also be faulty: garbage in, garbage out
  1439. FIFO
    a storage and retrieval technique, used mainly for data, in which the first item stored is also the first item retrieved
  1440. Motherboard
    a rigid, slotted board upon which other boards that contain the basic circuitry of a computer or of a computer component can be mounted
  1441. Spambot
    a bot that searches the Internet for e-mail addresses in order to send spam
  1442. Mainframe
    a large computer, often the hub of a system serving many users
  1443. Local Area Network (LAN)
    a system for linking a number of terminals with each other or a mainframe computer in order to share data, etc., usually confined to one office
  1444. Vaporware
    a product or software, that is promoted or marketed while it is still in development and that may never be produced
  1445. Adversary
    a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
  1446. Braggarts
    a person who does a lot of bragging.
  1447. Dismal
    causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy.
  1448. Knave (neyv)
    unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person
  1449. Drudgen (druhj)
    a person who does menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work
  1450. Rogue (rohg)
    a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
  1451. Scoun·drel (skau̇n-drəl)
    a disreputable person: rascal
  1452. Barbarous
    uncivilized; wild; savage; crude
  1453. Fusty
    having a stale smell; moldy; musty.
  1454. Cozen
    to cheat, deceive, or trick
  1455. Loathsome
    causing feelings of disgust; revolting; repulsive.
  1456. Cutpurse
    a pickpocket
  1457. Decrepit (dih-krep-it)
    weakened by old age; feeble; infirm
  1458. Libertine (lib-er-teen)
    a person who is morally unrestrained, especially a dissolute man; a profligate; rake.
  1459. Li·cen·tious (līˈsenSHəs)
    Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.
  1460. Ruffian
    a tough, lawless person; roughneck; bully.
  1461. Pestilent
    producing or tending to produce infectious or contagious, often epidemic, disease.
  1462. Abhorred
    to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
  1463. Re·pug·nant (-ce)
    Extremely distasteful; unacceptable.
  1464. Loggerhead
    a thick-headed or stupid person; blockhead
  1465. Carrion
    rottenness; anything vile
  1466. Coxcomb (käksˌkōm)
    A vain and conceited man; a dandy
  1467. Meritorious

    Mrs. Goodman received the town's Meritorious Service Award for her untiring efforts to keep the library open
    worthy of reward, gratitude, honor, or esteem
  1468. Satire
    the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc
  1469. Sardonic 
    characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering
  1470. Irony
    the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
  1471. Dramatic Irony
    irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
  1472. Schadenfreude (shahd-n-froi-duh)
    satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
  1473. Subtlety
    delicacy or nicety of character or meaning.
  1474. Ingratiate (in-GREY-shee-eyt)

    He ingratiated himself with all the guests.
    to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, especially by deliberate effort (usually followed by with)
  1475. Bewitching
    to enchant; charm; fascinate
  1476. Simpatico
    congenial or like-minded; likable
  1477. Meticulous

    He keeps meticulous  count of all the books he's read.
    taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough
  1478. Gossamer (gos-uh-muh-ree)

    When she saw the gossamer, her fear of spider started to kick in.
    A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen esp. in autumn
  1479. Recondite [rek-uhn-dahyt]

    A recondite treatise.
    dealing with very profound or difficult subject matter
  1480. Vehement

    The proposal has faced vehement opposition from many teachers
    intensely emotional
  1481. Gallimaufry

    The collection is a gallimaufry of poems, essays, and short stories that have no apparent unifying theme
    A confused jumble or medley of things.
  1482. Hotch·potch
    A mutton stew with mixed vegetables.
  1483. Hodge·podge
    A confused mixture.
  1484. Nictitate (or Nictate)

    She nictitated at him
    The act of winking
  1485. Paramour

    And faster than you can say “You've got mail!” he fell hard for his unseen paramour.
    an illicit lover
  1486. Ri·al·to 

    Go to the rialto for some milk
    exchange, marketplace
  1487. Fol·ly

    His folly in thinking that he would not be noticed
    lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight
  1488. Pie·tà (pē-(ˌ)ā-ˈtä)
    a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Christ
  1489. Vitrified

    But at the moment, there is no final resting place for these "vitrified" wastes
    Converted into glass; hence, by extension, partially converted into glass, as having the exterior converted into a glaze, or having the substance hard aud glassy from exposure to heat: as, vitrified tiles.
  1490. Cellarer (se-lər-ər)

    The cellarer was a stout man, vulgar in appearance but jolly, white-haired but still strong, small but quick
    A person, as in a monastic community, who is responsible for maintaining the supply of food and drink.
  1491. Van·guard 

    A style of jazz that the vanguard quickly recognized as new and exciting
    the troops moving at the head of an army
  1492. Luminiferous 

    However, Victorian scientists did think there was something called the luminiferous ether
    Generating, yielding, or transmitting light.
  1493. Rumba

    He retired on his Social Security to fish and golf in Florida and enrolled in rumba classes where he took up with a Cuban divorcée twenty years his junior
    A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounced movement of the hips
  1494. Seraph (ser-əf)

    The word seraph would better express their heavenly attributes
    A six-winged angel; the highest choir or order of angels in Christian angelology, ranked above cherubim, and below God
  1495. Cherub (cherubim-plural)
    an angel of the second order whose gift is knowledge; usually portrayed as a chubby winged child
  1496. Wa·ter·loo

    A political waterloo
    a decisive or final defeat or setback
  1497. Confreres [kon-frair]

    Many of the judge's confreres on the Fifth Circuit bench don't feel as she does on the issue
    A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague.
  1498. Micturate

    Made me laugh and micturate all over my expensive cuban heeled wincklepicker boots
    To pass urine; urinate
  1499. Litigant

    Maclean's is the kind of litigant with the resources to go all the way to the Supreme Court
    A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit, or otherwise calling upon the judicial process to determine the outcome of a suit.
  1500. Kismet

    Thaddeus, the only thing messing with your kismet is your denial of what you truly want.
    fate; fortune
  1501. Utile

    While it might be utile to commute, say, via light rail to work say, within a 30 min. radius, the car allows you to drive a lot further to work
    Useful
  1502. Devoir (də-ˈvwär)

    You have done your devoir right well
    An act or expression of respect or courtesy; civility
  1503. Bedaub

    Don't bedaub the spill, it'll only make it bigger
    To smear; soil
  1504. Intermezzo

    The album "Black Tears" was a kind of intermezzo featuring familiar songs next to a few previously unreleased songs
    a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
  1505. Col·lop

    A piece of collop in a frying-pan left on the table, and dirty crockery in the sink
    a small piece or slice especially of meat
  1506. Chastity

    And the value of my chastity is one level on which men cannot compete with me
    The condition or quality of being pure or chaste; Virginity
  1507. Pannier (pan-yer)
    To see if I could do with less, I decided to empty my bag and pannier, to see exactly what clutter was weighing me down
    A basket carried on a person's back
  1508. Ter·ti·ar·y (tərSHēˌerē)

    The tertiary stage of the disease
    Third in order or level
  1509. Chamberlain
    an officer in charge of managing a household.
  1510. Bursar (bərsər)
    (derived from "bursa", Latin for purse) is a senior professional financial administrator in a school or university
  1511. Demigods

    The demigods of jazz
    a person so outstanding as to seem to approach the divine
  1512. Bat-Signal
    a distress signal device appearing in the various interpretations of the Batman mythos. It is a specially modified Klieg searchlight with a stylized symbol of a bat attached to the light so that it projects a large Bat emblem on the sky or buildings of Gotham City.
  1513. Totum Pro Parte 

    Houston will be in New York this weekend is an example of totum pro parte
    is Latin for "the whole for a part"; it refers to a kind of synecdoche. When used in a context of language it means that something is named after something of which it is only a part (or only a limited characteristic, in itself not necessarily representative for the whole)
  1514. Imbibe

    Propaganda you imbibed in your youth
    (Verb) 1. Drink (alcohol) 2. Absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge)
  1515. Cler·i·hew  [kler-uh-hyoo]

    I wrote this clerihew about a week ago, but hesitated in posting it
    a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, thefirst line usually containing the name of a well-known person
  1516. Pars Pro Toto

    "Wheels" for automobile is an example of pars pro toto
    Latin for "a part (taken) for the whole", a figure of speech where the name of a portion of an object or concept represents the entire object or concept.
  1517. Hear·say 

    I pay no attention to hearsay.
    unverified, unofficial information gained or acquired from another and not part of one's direct knowledge
  1518. Gnomic (NOH-MIC)

    The original Japanese editions have gnomic little phrases on their obi strips instead
    Expressed in or of the nature of aphorisms (a concise statement of a principle)
  1519. Cush Cush

    They brought us a plate full of cush-cush.
    A dish of cooked cornmeal mush cereal (served with milk or syrup); native to New Orleans
  1520. Calabash 

    The bucket of water was set on the ground, with the upside-down calabash  placed on top
    a hard shelled gourd that grows on trees in the tropical region of the earth. It can be used as a container
  1521. Pas·tiche (paˈstēSH) 

    His earlier building designs were pastiches based on classical forms.
    An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period
  1522. Power Move

    Him buying that company is a real power move
    impulsive decision designed to put oneself into more beneficial position. Most often associated with or related to relationships or financial matters
  1523. Sheisty

    What a sheisty thing to do! Can't trust anybody!
    unscrupulous in the manner of a shyster (a person who gets along by petty, sharp practices)
  1524. Cite
    To quote a passage, book or author, especially as an authority
  1525. Harangue (huh-rang)

    He complied with my request and made a lengthy harangue to his village.
    A scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
  1526. Eschew (es-choo)
    To abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid
  1527. Unctuous (uhngk-choo-uh?s)
    Excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug
  1528. Obstreperous (uh?b-strep-er-uh?s)
    Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
  1529. Wizened (wee-zuh?nd)
    To wither; shrivel; dry up
  1530. Lachrymose (lak-ruh-mohs)

    The more lachrymose mourners at the funeral required a steady supply of tissues
    (Adjective) Suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
  1531. Tour·ni·quet
    a device (as a band of rubber) that checks bleeding or blood flow by compressing blood vessels
  1532. Agitprop

    Let me just spare you the agitprop and summarize it this way...
    propaganda; especially: political propaganda promulgated chiefly in literature, drama, music, or art
  1533. Au·tar·ky (ȯ-ˌtär-kē)

    Economic autarky would bring about higher interest rates, too, which could impact on the growing national debt across the atlantic
    self-sufficiency, independence; specifically: national economic self-sufficiency and independence
  1534. He·ge·mo·ny

    They discussed the national government's hegemony over their tribal community
    the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group
  1535. Bigeminy

    The doctor kept him in overnight because of noticing bigeminy tendencies in the patient
    the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats
  1536. Gynarchy

    “She has, in other words evolved that intricate and gynarchy known as professional society, the punishment and the despair of naturally anti-social American man.”
    Government by a woman or by women; the rule of women.
  1537. Hegira (hi-ˈjī-rə)

    Kahlil started in again on his epic, the hegira that had brought him from Lebanon to Egypt and Italy and Spain via the ports and the jails
    a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation
  1538. Scupper [skuhp-er]

    If elections do not take place, the resulting void might scupper future loans, which must be ratified by parliament
    a drain at the edge of a deck exposed to the weather, for allowing accumulated water to drain away into the sea or into the bilges.
  1539. Hermit

    The subject of her essay has chosen to live as a hermit , separated from the public
    any person living in seclusion
  1540. De Rigueur (duh-ree-GUR)

    Although the teen was wearing a dinner jacket and a tie, his jeans and sneakers were hardly de rigueur for the formal occasion.
    prescribed or required by fashion, etiquette, or custom: proper
  1541. Flippant

    It is certainly too important to be dismissed in a flippant way.
    frivolously disrespectful or lacking in seriousness.
  1542. Linchpin 

    The monarchy wasthe linchpin of the nation's traditions and society.
    something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together
  1543. Obsequious

    One minute he is noisy and arrogant, the next he is obsequious and sly.
    characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference
  1544. Friv·o·lous (-ity)

    To deny it is to see in art only something frivolous and insincere.
    characterized by lack of seriousness or sense
  1545. Enamored

    A brilliant woman with whom he became enamored
    to fill or inflame with love; to charm or captivate.
  1546. Con·spic·u·ous  [kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs]  

    He was conspicuous by his booming laughter.
    easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable
  1547. In·er·tia  (iˈnərSHə)

    Bureaucratic inertia
    A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged
  1548. Pal·pa·ble  [pal-puh-buhl]  

    A palpable lie; palpable absurdity.
    readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident
  1549. A·cu·men 

    Remarkable acumen in business matters.
    keen insight; shrewdness:
  1550. Vo·cif·er·ous  [voh-sif-er-uhs]  

    Yet a small but vociferous number of scientists remain undeterred.
    crying out noisily; clamorous.
  1551. Er·ro·ne·ous  [uh-roh-nee-uhs, e-roh-]  

    An erroneous answer.
    containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong:
  1552. Niche

    To find one's niche in the business world.
    a place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing
  1553. An·ti·quat·ed  [an-ti-kwey-tid]  

    Antiquated attitudes.
    continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned
  1554. Consummate

    A work of consummate skill
    being of the highest or most extreme degree
  1555. Ar·dent  [ahr-dnt]  

    An ardent vow; ardent love.
    having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent
  1556. Au·da·cious  [aw-dey-shuhs]  

    An audacious explorer
    extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
  1557. Av·a·rice [av-er-is]  

    We effectively live in a plutocracy that only answers to avarice and to the benefit of our oligarchs.
    insatiable greed for riches
  1558. Can·tan·ker·ous  [kan-tang-ker-uhs]  

    A cantankerous, argumentative man.
    disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish
  1559. Ca·lam·i·ty [kuh-lam-i-tee] 

    People want to cast this as some horrible calamity and that's not true
    a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
  1560. Maud·lin [mawd-lin] 

    A maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog.
    tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental
  1561. Co·pi·ous [koh-pee-uhs]  

    Copious amounts of food.
    large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful
  1562. Id·i·o·syn·cra·sy [id-ee-uh-sing-kruh-see, -sin-]  

    On the page her idiosyncrasies can be less attractive.
    a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.
  1563. Ab·ject  [ab-jekt, ab-jekt]  

    Abject poverty
    utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
  1564. Con·clave  [kon-kleyv, kong-] 

    A conclave ofpolitical leaders.
    a private or secret meeting.
  1565. Ta·boo  [tuh-boo, ta-]  

    Taboo language is usually bleeped on TV
    proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable
  1566. Tu·mul·tu·ous  [too-muhl-choo-uhs, tyoo-]  

    A tumultuous celebration
    full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar
  1567. Dis·cus

    Apparently he's very good at discus
    the sport of throwing this disk for distance.
  1568. Flay  [fley]  

    Flay notes that his version omits the traditional pork.
    to strip off the skin or outer covering of.
  1569. Furlough (fur-loh)

    Many plant workers have been forced to go on furlough.
    a usually temporary layoff from work
  1570. E·gal·i·tar·i·an  [ih-gal-i-tair-ee-uhn]  

    Some professors are very hierarchal, others tryto be more egalitarian
    asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially inpolitical, economic, or social life.
  1571. Bump·tious [buhmp-shuhs]  

    A bumptious young upstart
    offensively self-assertive
  1572. Re·pug·nant  [ri-puhg-nuhnt]  

    A repugnant smell.
    distasteful, objectionable, or offensive
  1573. Relict 

    This rare plant is a relict of a once abundant genus.
    a surviving species of an otherwise extinct group of organisms; something left unchanged
  1574. Cy·an
    a greenish-blue color —used in photography and color printing of one of the primary colors
  1575. Brood

    A hen and her brood of chicks OR He brooded over his mistake.
    1. (noun) the young of an animal or a family of young 2. (verb) to dwell gloomily on a subject
  1576. Ad·ept

    Even by the standards of Washington, he's an adept at political intrigue and power politics
    a highly skilled or well-trained individual
  1577. Dys·to·pia  
    an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives
  1578. Ex·e·ge·sis (ek-sə-ˈjē-səs)

    A psychobiography that purports to be the definitive exegesis of the late president's character
    exposition, explanation; especially: an explanation or critical interpretation of a text
  1579. Cyan


    a greenish-blue color —used in photography and color printing of one of the primary colors
  1580. Brood 

    Hen and her brood of chicks
    the young of an animal or a family of young
  1581. Ad·ept

    Even by the standards of Washington, he's an adept at political intrigue and power politics
    a highly skilled or well-trained individual: expert
  1582. Sur·feit (sər-fət)

    Ended up with a surfeit of volunteers who simply got in each other's way
    an overabundant supply: excess
  1583. Plethora

    A plethora of books have been written on the subject.
    excess; abundance
  1584. Cha·grin (shə-ˈgrin)

    The fact that he'd been unable to attend the funeral was a source of chagrin for Ted.
    disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure
  1585. Sou·ve·nir 

    When I went to the Super Bowl, I kept my ticket stub as asouvenir.
    something that serves as a reminder
  1586. Pre·science

    He predicted their response with amazing prescience
    foreknowledge of events
  1587. Galvanized

    They galvanized into action
    to react as if stimulated by an electric shock
  1588. Ni·hil·ism (nī-(h)ə-ˌli-zəm)
    a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless
  1589. Be·seech 

    Parishioners ardently beseeched the local bishop not to close their beloved church
    to beg for urgently or anxiously
  1590. Na·scent (na-sənt)

    Her nascent singing career
    oming or having recently come into existence
  1591. Har·bin·ger

    Her father's successful job interview was seen as a harbinger of better times to come
    one that pioneers in or initiates a major change
  1592. Ca·hoot 

    They're in cahoots
    partnership, league
  1593. Ep·i·thet 

    His charitable works have earned him the epithet “Mr. Philanthropy.”
    a characterizing word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing
  1594. Fac·sim·i·le  

    A facsimile of the world's first computer was exhibited in the museum
    an exact copy
  1595. Angst

    A film about teenage angst
    a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity
  1596. Emanate

    A sweet scent emanating from the blossoms
    to come out from a source
  1597. Bag·a·telle 

    The question of who will pick up the coffee is a mere bagatelle in the overall planning of the conference
    A thing of little importance; a very easy task.
  1598. Hab·er·dash·er 
    a dealer in men's clothing and accessories
  1599. Per·di·tion 

    Sinners condemned to eternal perdition
    utter destruction; hell
  1600. Shilly–Shally

    Stop with the shilly-shally and give me an answer
    in an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner; to procrastinate or vacillate
  1601. Par·a·prax·is [par-uh-prak-sis]

    "Would you like some butter on your bed?" Take the margarine off the quilt! This is an example of a parapraxis
    a slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.
  1602. Spoonerism

    "And in the final round, the boxer knocked out his opponent with a blushing crow!" This is an example of Spoonerism.
    the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident,
  1603. Solecism [sol-uh-siz-uhm, soh-luh-]

    "I'll never change, I is what I is!" This is an example of solecism
    a nonstandard or ungrammatical usage
  1604. Malapropism

    "The pine-apple of politeness" (pinnacle) and never "a negative affluence" (influence). This is an example of malapropism
    an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound
  1605. Mumpsimus [muhmp-suh-muhs]

    "Grandma thinks every man with a mustache is hiding something!" This is an example of a mumpsimus
    adherence to or persistence in an erroneous use of language, memorization, practice, belief, etc., out of habit or obstinacy
  1606. Faux Pas

    People with disabilities are people, subject to all the human idiosyncrasies and faux pas you see around you every day.
    a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct; an embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion.  
  1607. Ca·col·o·gy [ka-kol-uh-jee, kuh-]

    The cacology in her argument made iit hard to take her seriously
    defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction
  1608. Sockdolager [sok-dol-uh-jer]

    That touchdown was the sockdolager of the game
    a "decisive blow or remark,"
  1609. Dox·ol·o·gy

    He is surprised that she asks him to sing a version of the doxology.
    a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
  1610. Foo·fa·raw [foo-fuh-raw] 

    The one clear parallel shining through all this foofaraw is the tyranny that democracy confers on minorities
    a great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant.
  1611. Discombobulate [dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt]

    This math problem has me discombobulate
    to confuse or upset
  1612. Syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee] 

    Syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon.
    an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet
  1613. Tmesis [tuh-mee-sis]

    "What-so-ever" inserted in the middle of "whatever." This is an example of tmesis
    the insertion of one or more words between the words that make up a compound phrase.
  1614. Hydroxyzine

    A mild sedative and minor tranquilizer used in the treatment of psychological neuroses; used in the treatment of allergy, nausea, and anxiety.
  1615. Queue

    A queue at the theatre
    a file or line, especially of people waiting their turn
  1616. Plat·i·tude 

    His speech was filled with familiar platitudes about the value of hard work and dedication
    the quality or state of being dull or insipid
  1617. Sat·ur·nine (satərˌnīn)
    (of a person or their manner) Slow and gloomy: "a saturnine temperament". (of a person or their features) Dark in coloring and moody or mysterious: "his saturnine face and dark, watchful eyes".
  1618. Ex·pe·dite
     
    They've asked the judge to expedite the lawsuits
    to execute promptly
  1619. Ge·sund·heit
    used to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed
  1620. Rhinotillexomania
    when nose picking becomes a body-focused repetitive behavior or obsessive–compulsive disorder
  1621. Epizeuxis (ep-uh-ZOOX-sis)

    "Words, words, words..".This is an example of epizeuxis
    A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following lines
  1622. Ep·i·stax·is (e-pə-ˈstak-səs)

    Did you have an epistaxis? I noticed your pillow case had blood on it.
    nosebleed
  1623. Kiesselbach's Area (also Kiesselbach's triangle, or Little's area)


    An area on the anterior portion of the nasal septum rich in capillaries and often the site of nosebleeds.
  1624. Tay-Sachs Disease


    a rare inherited disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord.
  1625. Apex

    She reached the apex of fame, only to find it wasn't what she expected
    the highest or culminating point
  1626. Sci·en·ter [sahy-en-ter]

    The court found that the company had the requisite scienter for securities fraud
    a mental state in which one has knowledge that one’s action, statement, etc., is wrong, deceptive, or illegal: often used as a standard of guilt:
  1627. Req·ui·site  [rek-wuh-zit]  

    The requisite skills of an engineer.
    required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable:
  1628. Pet·ti·fog (-ger, -gery) [pet-ee-fog]
    (verb) to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters
  1629. Qual·i·ta·tive

    A qualitative change in the curriculum
    Describing the quality of something in size, appearance, value, etc
  1630. Herald

    The early flowers are heralds of spring.
    1. an official crier or messenger 2. Be a sign that (something) is about to happen
  1631. Neanderthal

    I can't believe I was married to that Neanderthal for three years
    one who suggests a caveman in appearance, mentality, or behavior
  1632. Con·fi·dant

    He is a trusted confidant of the president.
    one to whom secrets are entrusted; especially: intimate
  1633. Ca·pac·i·tance

    Capacitance causes current to flow even when no load is connected to the cable.
    The ability of a system to store an electric charge.
  1634. Bas·si·net 
    a baby's basketlike bed (as of wickerwork or plastic) often with a hood over one end
  1635. Cunning

    A cunning plotter
    dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources (as skill or knowledge) or in attaining an end
  1636. Narcoleptic 
    A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.
  1637. Nar·ce·ine  [nahr-see-een, -in]
    a narcotic alkaloid, occurring in opium and acting as a mild relaxant on smooth muscle
  1638. Nar·a·ka  
    a place of torment for the spirits of the wicked.
  1639. Nar·ghi·le  [nahr-guh-lee, -ley]
    a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water before reaching the lips; hookah.
  1640. Sunset Clause
    One type of common sunset clause provides that the prenuptial agreement between the parties will expire in x number of years.  So once you hit that magical year, it immediately goes away.
  1641. Behemoth (bih-HEE-muth)

    The town has voted against letting the retail behemoth build a store on the proposed site.
    something of monstrous size, power, or appearance
  1642. Pat·ois [pat-wah, pah-twah] 

    The patois is so thick that it is easy to miss some of the dialogue
    jargon; cant; argot
  1643. Ar·got [ahr-goh]

    A Restoration play rich in thieves' argot.
    a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification
  1644. Lin·go [ling-goh]

    That's marketing lingo for what's essentially noise cancellation
    the language and speech, especially the jargon, slang, or argot, of a particular field, group, or individual
  1645. Lib·er·tine [lib-er-teen, -tin]

    They belonged to a well-established libertine tradition.
    a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained, especially a dissolute man
  1646. Pro·fuse [pruh-fyoos]

    Mullet are so profuse they will literally jump into a fisherman's boat
    spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in )
  1647. Chor·tle [chawr-tl]

    And the engineer turned and looked to me with a chortle
    to express with a gleeful chuckle
  1648. Mis·an·thrope [mis-uhn-throhp] 

    People just go about their business, but that doesn't make one a misanthrope
    a hater of humankind.
  1649. Ful·mi·nate  [fuhl-muh-neyt]

    Politicians fulminate about double standards and anti-Semitism.
    1. to explode with a loud noise; detonate 2. to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against)
  1650. Im·pet·u·ous [im-pech-oo-uhs]

    The eager and ardent pledge to satisfy an impetuous desire was not his method
    of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.
  1651. Bevel 

    A beveled mirror
    Reduce (a square edge on an object) to a sloping edge
  1652. Truant

    An increasing number of truants
    one who shirks duty; especially: one who stays out of school without permission
  1653. Am·i·ca·ble

    They reached an amicable agreement.
    characterized by friendly goodwill: peaceable
  1654. Kin·dred 

    He went out to sea, and never saw his kindred again.
    a group of related individuals
  1655. Kin·folk 

    Let's invite all our kinfolk for the holidays
    relatives
  1656. Ba·roque [ba-rok]

    The baroque prose of the novel's more lurid passages.
    extravagantly ornate, florid, and convoluted in character or style
  1657. Or·nate [awr-neyt]  

    They bought an ornate Louis XIV sofa.
    elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so
  1658. Ex·trav·a·gant [ik-strav-uh-guhnt]

    Meanwhile, they are bending over backwards to avoid seeming extravagant
    spending much more than is necessary or wise; wasteful
  1659. Cornucopia

    A cornucopia of employment opportunities.
    An overflowing store; an abundance
  1660. Gol·con·da  (gälˈkändə)

    "Mr Schrader is not selling the Golconda," Dietle snapped, his face flushed with anger.
    A source of wealth, advantages, or happiness; a rich mine; broadly : a source of great wealth
  1661. Ar·go·sy [ahr-guh-see]  

    Argosy offers short day trips rather than week-long excursions.
    1. a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo. 2. a fleet of such ships. 3. an opulent supply.
  1662. Be·spoke (bi-ˈspōk)

    A wealthy man who can easily afford bespoke suits
    custom-made
  1663. Con·voke (kən-ˈvōk)

    The assembly was convoked for a special session.
    to call together to a meeting
  1664. Con·vene (kən-ˈvēn)

    We convened at the hotel for a seminar.
    to come together in a body
  1665. Poinsettia (pȯin-ˈse-tē-ə)
    a plant with large red, pink, or white leaves that look like petals
  1666. Visceral (vi-sə-rəl)

    Her visceral reaction was to curse at the other driver.
    felt in or as if in the internal organs of the body; dealing with crude or elemental emotions
  1667. Meme (mēm)
    an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
  1668. Hunker

    Hunker down for a good long wait
    to settle in or dig in for a sustained period —used with down
  1669. Binders Full of Women
    During the second U.S. presidential debate of 2012, Mitt Romney used the phrase "binders full of women" in response to a question about pay equity, referring to binders with resumes of women submitted to him as Governor of Massachusetts. This prompted the phrase's use for political attacks on Romney's positions on women's issues, as well as the development of an Internet meme.
  1670. Ma·lar·key (mə-ˈlär-kē)

    He thinks everything politicians say is just a bunch of malarkey.
    insincere or foolish talk; bunkum
  1671. Pun·dit (pən-dət)

    A moral question that has puzzled the pundits throughout the ages
    a person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner usually through the mass media
  1672. Pan·der (pan-dər)

    Films that pander to the basest emotions
    to provide gratification for others' desires
  1673. Avi·a·trix (ā-vē-ˈā-triks)
    a woman who is an aviator
  1674. Bo·son (bō-ˌsän)
    a particle (as a photon or meson) whose spin is zero or an integral number
  1675. Fer·mi·on (fer-mē-ˌän)
    a particle (as an electron, proton, or neutron) whose spin quantum number is an odd multiple of 1⁄2
  1676. Ro·man à clef [raw-mah na kle]
    a novel in which real persons or actual events figure under disguise
  1677. Au·to–da–fé (au̇-tō-də-ˈfā)
    the ceremony for pronouncing judgment by the Inquisition which was followed by the execution of sentence by secular authorities; broadly: the burning of a heretic
  1678. Heretics

    The church regards them as heretics.
    one who dissents from an accepted belief or doctrine; nonconformist
  1679. Cab·ri·o·let (ka-brē-ə-ˈlā)
    1: a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage with a folding leather hood, a large apron, and upward-curving shafts 2: a convertible coupe
  1680. Can·ta·bi·le (kän-ˈtä-bi-ˌlā)

    Throughout, his playing is distinguished by its immaculate clarity, singing cantabile lines and joyous spontaneity.
    in a singing manner —often used as a direction in music
  1681. Di·a·man·té [dee-uh-mahn-tey] 

    A gown trimmed with diamanté
    a sequin, rhinestone, or other glittery ornamentation on a garment
  1682. Ca·fé au lait (ka-ˈfā-ō-ˈlā)
    coffee with usually hot milk in about equal parts
  1683. Corps de bal·let (kȯr-də-(ˌ)ba-ˈlā)
    the ensemble of a ballet company
  1684. Dé·col·le·té (dā-ˌkäl-ˈtā) or [Dé·col·le·tage (dā-ˌkä-lə-ˈtäzh)]
    wearing a strapless or low-necked dress; having a low-cut neckline
  1685. Ro·tu·rier [raw-ty-ryey]
    a person of low rank; plebeian
  1686. Syncope [sing-kuh-pee]

    Syncope has been reported in a small percentage of patients taking the drug
    1. loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain; faint 2. (-ate) the loss of one or more sounds or letters in the interior of a word (as in "suppose" to "s'pose")
  1687. Chorister


    a singer in a choir; specifically : choirboy
  1688. Ob·bli·ga·to (ob-li-gah-toh)
    An instrumental part that is integral to a piece of music and should not be omitted in performance
  1689. Ad Libitum
    1. ad lib: without advance preparation 2. omissible according to a performer's wishes —used as a direction in music
  1690. Pres·to (prestō)

    When this slippage happens abruptly, presto, you've got an earthquake.
    (esp. as a direction) In a quick tempo; quickly, rapidly, or immediately.
  1691. Mad·ri·gal  [mad-ri-guhl]  

    Madrigal gave a picture presentation of theproperty.
    a secular part song without instrumental accompaniment, usually for four to six voices, makingabundant use of contrapuntal imitation, popular especially in the 16th and 17th centuries
  1692. Elide [ih-lahyd]

    Some unnecessary verbiage will need to be elided, but otherwise the article is publishable
    1. to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation. 2. to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.
  1693. Elon·gate (iˈlôNGgāt)

    These stretching exercises can help elongate your leg muscles
    to extend the length of
  1694. "A far cry from something"

    Playing in a comedy is a far cry from playing a criminal in a mystery
    very different from something
  1695. Voracious (-ty) (vaw-RAY-shus)

    Cemal is a voracious reader who whips through three or four books each week.
    1. having a huge appetite: ravenous 2. excessively eager: insatiable
  1696. Temporal Discounting 
    a tendency to give greater value to rewards as they move away from their temporal horizons and towards the "now". For instance, a nicotine deprived smoker may highly value a cigarette available any time in the next 6 hours but assign little or no value to a cigarette available in 6 months.
  1697. Madcap

    A madcap scheme
    Crazy or reckless
  1698. Mer·ri·ment (mer-i-mənt)

    A time of great joy and merriment
    lighthearted gaiety or fun-making
  1699. Pomodoro Technique
    The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodori' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes') separated by breaks. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.
  1700. Life Hacking
    any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way might be called a life hack.
  1701. Lucid Dream
    a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming.
  1702. Hyperbolic Discounting
    Given two similar rewards, humans show a preference for one that arrives sooner rather than later. Humans are said to discount the value of the later reward, by a factor that increases with the length of the delay.
  1703. Prin·cox [prin-koks]

    What princox have we here, that dares me to assail?
    a self-confident young fellow; coxcomb
  1704. Furl

    The furl dampers are linear functions of the furl rate and start at the specified up-stop and down-stop angles
    to gather into a compact roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff.
  1705. Pec·u·late [pek-yuh-leyt]

    No man ever paid a bribe for the handling of the public money, but to peculate from it
    to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle
  1706. Big Brother

    "Big Brother is watching you"
    the head of a totalitarian regime that keeps its citizens under close surveillance.
  1707. Lexicon

    There is a word in there that you might want toadd to your lexicon
    the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
  1708. Slapstick
    a type of broad, physical comedy involving exaggerated, boisterous actions (e.g. a pie in the face), farce, violence and activities which may exceed the boundaries of common sense
  1709. Farce
    1. a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot 2. an empty or patently ridiculous act, proceeding, or situation <the trial became a farce>
  1710. Carminative (kahr-MIN-uh-tive)

    Fennel is a carminative herb that helps alleviate gas after a spicy meal.
    expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension
  1711. Bertillon System (bur-tl-on)
    a system of identifying persons, especially criminals, by a record of individual physical measurements and peculiarities.
  1712. Pro·lep·sis [proh-lep-sis]
    the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance.
  1713. Nostrum (nos-truhm)

    Cataracts develop following use of anti-fat nostrum
    a scheme, theory, device, etc., especially one to remedy social or political ills; panacea.
  1714. Quack

    A quack psychologist who complicates everyone's problems.
    a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to skill, knowledge, or qualifications he or shedoes not possess; a charlatan.
  1715. Clair·voy·ant (klair-voi-uhnt)

    Not being clairvoyant, I did not foresee the danger of ignoring her advice
    A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact
  1716. Mediumship 
    to mediate communication between spirits of the dead and other human beings
  1717. Planchette (plan-shet)  
    a small, usually heart-shaped flat piece of wood equipped with two wheeled castors and a pencil-holding aperture, used to facilitate automatic writing. The use of planchettes to produce mysterious written messages gave rise to the belief that the devices foster communication with spirits as a form of mediumship
  1718. Sé·ance [sey-ahns]  

    As to dead languages, to my knowledge, only aséance claims to speak and hear them.
    1. a meeting in which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the spirits of the dead. 2. a session or sitting, as of a class or organization.
  1719. Moun·te·bank [moun-tuh-bangk] 

    Dirksen's oratory became, in the end, something of a mountebank performance.
    a person who sells quack medicines, as from a platform in public places, attracting and influencing an audience by tricks, storytelling, etc.
  1720. Rodney Dangerfield
    an American comedian, and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!,"
  1721. Lam·prey (lamprē)
    An eellike aquatic jawless vertebrate that has a sucker mouth with horny teeth and a rasping tongue. The adult is often parasitic, attaching itself to other fish and sucking their blood
  1722. E·nu·mer·ate [ih-noo-muh-reyt]  

    Let me enumerate the many flaws in your hypothesis.
    to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list
  1723. Lit·a·ny  [lit-n-ee]

    We heard the whole litany of their complaints.
    a prolonged or tedious account
  1724. Lit·ur·gy [lit-er-jee]  

    And then there are instances in which lines of songs closely resemble musical phrases in the liturgy .
    a form of public worship; ritual.
  1725. Circadian Clock (sur-key-dee-uhn)
    A daily cycle of biological activity based on a 24-hour period and influenced by regular variations in the environment, such as the alternation of night and day.
  1726. Catatonia (-ic)
    • Abnormality of movement and behavior arising from a disturbed mental state (typically schizophrenia). It may involve repetitive or purposeless overactivity, or catalepsy, resistance to passive movement, and negativism
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  1727. Ges·tic·u·la·tion (-lant)

    As the argument grew more heated, his gesticulations got bigger and wilder
    1: the act of making gestures 2: gesture; especially : an expressive gesture made in showing strong feeling or in enforcing an argument
  1728. Gal·li·vant (galəˌvant)

    He's been gallivanting around the country when he ought to be looking for a job
    to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure
  1729. Pal·in·drome (palinˌdrōm)

    "Madam" or "Nurses Run" are examples of palindrome.
    A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward
  1730. Pal·an·quin  [pal-uhn-keen]  

    The whole is placed on a little palanquin that is borne on the shoulders of four small boys
    a passenger conveyance, usually for one person, consisting of a covered or boxlike litter carried by means of poles resting on the shoulders of several men
  1731. Katzenjammer (KAT-sun-jam-er)

    The morning after the wedding, Pamela woke up with a blinding katzenjammer.
    hangover
  1732. Sun·dry (sən-drē)

    Sundry articles
    miscellaneous, various
  1733. Uti Possidetis [yoo-tahy pos-i-dee-tis]
    the principle that vests in either of the belligerents at the end of a war all territory actually occupied and controlled by them.
  1734. Ad·i·po·cere  [ad-uh-poh-seer]
    a waxy substance produced by the decomposition of dead animal bodies in moist burial places or underwater.
  1735. Terra Nullius
    a Latin expression deriving from Roman law meaning "land belonging to no one", which is used in international law to describe territory which has never been subject to the sovereignty of any state, or over which any prior sovereign has expressly or implicitly relinquished sovereignty. Sovereignty over territory which is terra nullius may be acquired through occupation, though in some cases doing so would violate an international law or treaty
  1736. U·ti·le dul·ci [oo-ti-le dool-kee]
    the useful with the pleasurable.
  1737. An·nul·ment [uh-nuhl-muhnt]  

    Get a certified copy of the divorce or annulment decree, including foreign...
    the act of annulling (to make void or null; abolish; cancel;), especially the formal declaration that annuls a marriage.
  1738. Sna·fu  [sna-foo]

    A ballot snafu in the election led to a recount.
    a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation
  1739. Predicated

    "The theory of structure on which later chemistry was predicated"
    Found or base something on
  1740. Dander

    Don't get your dander up over such a trifle
    anger; temper
  1741. Saccharine (sak-er-in)

    A saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
    exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental
  1742. Je ne sais quoi [zhuh nuh se kwa]

    She has a certain je ne sais quoi that charms everybody.
    an indefinable, elusive quality, especially a pleasing one
  1743. Svelte [svelt, sfelt]

    And it's not quite skinny or svelte enough to qualify as a thin and light
    slender, especially gracefully slender in figure; lithe
  1744. Rum·mage [ruhm-ij]

    Rummaging around in the kitchen cabinet for forks and knives
    to search thoroughly or actively through (a place, receptacle, etc.), especially by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents.
  1745. Money Grab
    an undignified or unprincipled acquisition of a large sum of money with little effort
  1746. Ab·sinthe [ab-sinth]

    His small flask of absinthe was lost in the fall, and no matter how he tried, he could not think past the pain.
    a green, aromatic liqueur that is 68 percent alcohol, is made with wormwood and other herbs, and has a bitter, licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries.
  1747. Fa·er·ie [fey-uh-ree, fair-ee]
    the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland
  1748. Ab·o·rig·i·ne [ab-uh-rij-uh-nee] 
    one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.
  1749. A·bode [uh-bohd] 

    Being nomads, the Bedouin struggle to provide proof of abode
    a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home.
  1750. No·mad [noh-mad]

    The herders are now the herded, nomads with nowhere to go.
    a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.
  1751. Ku·miss [koo-mis]
    a drink made from fermented mare's or other milk, drunk by certain Asian tribes, esp in Russia or used for dietetic and medicinal purposes
  1752. Va·grant [vey-gruhnt]

    And the unctuousness of its expression will take care of a lot of vagrant hopes.
    a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp
  1753. Vag·a·bond [vag-uh-bond] 

    A vagabond tribe
    wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic
  1754. Pic·a·roon [pik-uh-roon]
    a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand
  1755. Brig·and [brig-uhnd] 
    a bandit, especially one of a band of robbers in mountain or forest regions
  1756. I·tin·er·ar·y [ahy-tin-uh-rer-ee]

    Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary .
    a detailed plan for a journey, especially a list of places to visit; plan of travel.
  1757. Sawdust Trail 
    the road to conversion or rehabilitation, as for a sinner or criminal
  1758. Er·rant [er-uhnt]

    However, here I wonder how errant he is being in this analogy
    deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying.
  1759. O·mit [oh-mit] 

    To omit a name from a list
    to leave out; fail to include or mention:
  1760. An·ni·hi·late [uh-nahy-uh-leyt]

    The heavy bombing almost annihilated the city
    to reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence; destroy utterly
  1761. Am·phib·i·ous [am-fib-ee-uhs] 

    Amphibious ships are multi-capable, agile, and responsive to the dynamic nature of the security era.
    living or able to live both on land and in water; belonging to both land and water
  1762. Bre·vi·ar·y [bree-vee-er-ee]

    Her big pale face had a softly frightened look, and in her hand she carried her neatly kept breviary
    Roman Catholic Church. a book containing all the daily psalms, hymns, prayers, lessons, etc., necessary for reciting the office.
  1763. Heb·dom·a·d (-al) [heb-dom-uh-dl]

    Hebdomadal meetings; hebdomadal groups; hebdomadal journals.
    taking place, coming together, or published once every seven days; weekly:
  1764. Ma·raud [muh-rawd]

    Freebooters were marauding all across the territory.
    to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty
  1765. Gar·ner [gahr-ner]

    And yet track stars don't garner the sort of attention they once did.
    to gather or deposit in or as if in a granary or other storage place.
  1766. Be·reave [bih-reev]

    Illness bereaved them of their mother.
    to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of )
  1767. For·ay [fawr-ey, for-ey] 

    Vikings made a foray on the port
    a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder
  1768. Gan·grel [gang-gruhl]
    1. a lanky, loose-jointed person. 2. wandering beggar; vagabond; vagrant.
  1769. Ab·hor [ab-hawr]

    Uncertainty — which investors abhor — is in greater abundance.
    to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate
  1770. Ab·ject [ab-jekt] 

    Abject poverty
    utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
  1771. Qualm [kwahm, kwawm] 

    He has no qualms about lying.
    an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction
  1772. Pre·mo·ni·tion [pree-muh-nish-uhn] 

    He had a vague premonition of danger.
    a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event; presentiment
  1773. Da·tum [dey-tuh]

    It is, therefore, important that datum does not change.
    a single piece of information, as a fact, statistic, or code; an item of data.
  1774. Clout (klout)

    The bully gave him a painful clout on the head.  A wealthy campaign contributor withclout at city hall.
    1. Noun a blow, especially with the hand; cuff:  2. Informal. pull; strong influence; muscle, especially political power
  1775. Sacrosanct (SAK-roh-sankt)

    Our family traditions may seem silly to outsiders, but to us they are sacrosanct.
    1: most sacred or holy: inviolable 2: treated as if holy: immune from criticism or violation
  1776. Xe·no·pho·bia (ze-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə)

    He won't renew his passport as if he's xenophobic.
    fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign
  1777. Be·stow  [bih-stoh]  

    The trophy was bestowed upon the winner.
    to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon)
  1778. Chimenea
    a freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven with a bulbous body and usually a vertical smoke vent or chimney.
  1779. Hy·poth·e·cate [hahy-poth-i-keyt]
    The established practice of a borrower pledging an asset as collateral for a loan, while retaining ownership of the assets and enjoying the benefits therefrom. With hypothecation, the lender has the right to seize the asset if the borrower cannot service the loan as stipulated by the terms in the loan agreement.
  1780. Genuflection [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]

    Some basketball players, because of their height and a certain hauteur, seem to demand genuflection.
    the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
  1781. Hau·teur [hoh-tur]

    But his hauteur offered a new and even witty dimension.
    haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
  1782. Gran·deur  [gran-jer]  

    The grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.
    the quality or state of being impressive or awesome
  1783. At Large
    (Legal) Free from confinement, control, or restraint
  1784. An·a·can·thous [an-uh-kan-thuhs]
    having no spines or thorns.
  1785. Mal·a·pert [mal-uh-purt]
    unbecomingly bold or saucy
  1786. Co·sa Nos·tra (koh-zuh nohs-truh)
    a secret association engaged in organized crime in the U.S., modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia.
  1787. Who shot J.R.? 
    an advertising catchphrase that American network CBS created in 1980 to promote the television series Dallas.
  1788. Com·mon·al·i·ty  [kom-uh-nal-i-tee]  

    It never hurts to underline our overwhelming commonality.
    a sharing of features or characteristics in common; possession or manifestation of common attributes.
  1789. Prob·lem·at·ic  [prob-luh-mat-ik]

    Then they argued over whether it would become problematic .
    of the nature of a problem; doubtful; uncertain; questionable.
  1790. Pre·ci·sian (pri-ˈsi-zhən)
    a person who stresses or practices scrupulous adherence to a strict standard especially of religious observance or morality
  1791. Beatitude

    Not from earthly riches but from the milk of human kindness comes true beatitude
    a state of utmost bliss
  1792. Par·a·di·si·a·cal [par-uh-di-sahy-uh-kuhl]
    of, relating to, or resembling paradise
  1793. Ga·lac·tic (gə-ˈlak-tik)

    A galactic sum of money
    1: of or relating to a galaxy and especially the Milky Way galaxy 2: huge
  1794. Limerick


    A humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba, popularized by Edward Lear
  1795. Son·net [son-it]
    a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines,usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes,being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines (the octave) followed by aminor group of 6 lines (the sestet), and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by acouplet.
  1796. Cay·use [kahy-yoos]
    1. Western U.S. a horse, especially an Indian pony. 2. Also called cayuse wind. Northwestern U.S. a cold wind blowing from the east.
  1797. Mea·ger [mee-ger]

    A meager salary; meager fare; a meager harvest.
    deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate:
  1798. Taste·mak·er [teyst-mey-ker]
    a person or thing that establishes or strongly influences what is considered to be stylish, acceptable, or worthwhile in a given sphere of interest, as the arts.
  1799. In·ef·fa·ble

    Ineffable joy
    incapable of being expressed in words: indescribable
  1800. In·dul·gent  

    "Indulgent parents"
    Having or indicating a readiness or overreadiness to be generous to or lenient with someone
  1801. Yam·mer [yam-er]  

    The yammer of rivet guns and the hiss of arc welders fills the air as new steel frames rise
    to whine or complain
  1802. Plaudit (PLAW-dit)

    The latest installment in the movie series earned plaudits from critics and fans alike.
    1: an act or round of applause 2: enthusiastic approval
  1803. Pri·mip·a·ra [prahy-mip-er-uh]
    an individual that has borne only one offspring
  1804. Daub [dawb]  

    To daub a canvas with paint; to daub stonewalls with mud.
    to cover or coat with soft, adhesive matter, as plaster or mud
  1805. MQ-9 Reaper 
    an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), capable of remote controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for use by theUnited States Air Force, the United States Navy, the CIA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Royal Air Force, and the Italian Air Force. The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the U.S. Air Force to indicate their human ground controllers. The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance.
  1806. Pri·ma·ve·ral  [prahy-muh-veer-uhl]  

    Primaveral longings to sail around the world.
    of, in, or pertaining to the early springtime
  1807. Chin Mu·sic
    1. Idle chatter 2. Used to refer to a pitched ball that passes very close to the batter's chin- "Clemens delivered some wicked chin music to Hernandez"
  1808. Lev·y [lev-ee]  

    Thus once such a levy is enacted, capital flight is likely to ensue
    an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.
  1809. Gar·ret [gar-it]  

    But she is maddeningly cheerful at the idea of having to live in a garret .
    an attic, usually a small, wretched one.
  1810. Co·pi·hue [koh-pee-wey]
    Chile-Bells- a vine, Lapageria rosea, native to Chile, having leathery evergreen leaves and showy reddish flowers: the national flower of Chile.
  1811. Am·ple  [am-puhl]

    An ample supply of water; ample time to finish.
    fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough
  1812. At·tac·ca  [uh-tah-kuh]

    “Masur takes far too long a pause between the third and fourth movements, ignoring Beethoven's attacca instructions completely.”
    attack at once —used as a direction in music at the end of a movement to begin the next without pause
  1813. E·con·o·box (iˈkänəˌbäks)

    He chose to drive a econobox for the good gas efficiency.
    A car that is small and economical rather than luxurious or stylish
  1814. Dentiloquist

    “To add to my mumbling complaint, (for, you must know, I have been quite a dentiloquist,) I have an only sister on a visit to me, who has been alarmingly ill for some time.”
    One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.
  1815. Farinaceous

    The gastric juice has probably no action on farinaceous substances
    1. consisting or made of flour or meal, as food. 2. containing or yielding starch, as seeds; starchy.
  1816. Fa·ri·na [fuh-ree-nuh]

    When he has nothing else he eats the farina , as it is called, by the handful.
    flour or meal made from cereal grains and cooked as cereal, used in puddings, soups, etc.
  1817. Ca·lam·i·ty [kuh-lam-i-tee]  

    The calamity of war.
    a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury
  1818. Malamute (măl'əmyūt')
    breed of sled dog developed in Alaska
  1819. Ske·dad·dle [ski-dad-l] 

    Of course they will skedaddle if they figure the jig is up
    to run away hurriedly; flee.
  1820. Rar·e·fy [rair-uh-fahy]  

    To rarefy a gas.
    to make rare or rarer; make less dense
  1821. Bond·er·ize [bon-duh-rahyz]  

    "Bonderize Steel"
    coat with a substance that will prevent corrosion
  1822. De·cou·page [dey-koo-pahzh] 

    Decorate a small pot with paint or decoupage, and put a houseplant in it.
    The decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs
  1823. Tab·a·ret [tab-uh-rit]
    a durable silk or acetate fabric having alternating stripes of satin and moiré, for drapery and upholstery.
  1824. Yaff [yaf]
    (Verb- Scot. and North England) to bark; yelp.
  1825. Ab·squat·u·late [ab-skwoch-uh-leyt]

    The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.
    to flee; abscond
  1826. Spin·ster [spin-ster]  

    His two elderly spinster sisters watched warily in the background.
    a woman still unmarried beyond the usual age of marrying.
  1827. Lac·quer [lak-er]

    The lobby has red lacquer walls and fulsome carvings in ivory and jade.
    a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.
  1828. Per·i·car·di·um [per-i-kahr-dee-uhm]  

    Around the dark fluid was a bright white line, the pericardium
    the membranous sac enclosing the heart.
  1829. Sou·brette [soo-bret] 

    Tiffany Speight's Despina was the best performer of the night, proving this is no soubrette role.
    a comedy character who is vain and girlish, mischievous, lighthearted, coquettish and gossipy—often a chambermaid or confidante of the ingenue, she often displays a flirtatious or even sexually aggressive nature
  1830. Hap·pen·stance [hap-uhn-stans]  

    They succeeded, partly by design and partly by happenstance .
    a chance happening or event.
  1831. Co·quet (-ry) [koh-ket] 

    It's not serious interest she has for him, she's just coquetting with him.
    to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt.
  1832. Co·quette [koh-ket]  

    The coquette of the insect species, it seems, winks a light every two seconds when in a romantic swoon.
    a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.
  1833. Per·i·to·ne·um [per-i-tn-ee-uhm]  

    The under surface is covered by peritoneum, which is reflected on to it from the surface of the liver.
    the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and investing its viscera.
  1834. An·gi·o·e·de·ma [an-jee-oh-i-dee-muh]
    swelling that occurs just beneath the surface of the skin or mucous membranes.
  1835. Gentlewoman

    The chair recognizes the gentlewoman from Maine.
    a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered woman; lady.
  1836. Pec·u·late [pek-yuh-leyt]  

    The company has the financial heft to be an acquirer, and is nearly always mentioned as a potential buyer when analyst peculate about deals
    to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle
  1837. Bras·siere [bruh-zeer] 

    Removing her brassiere is a necessary skill you must learn if you are ever to get intimate with a woman
    a woman's undergarment for supporting the breasts.
  1838. Ban·dy [ban-dee]  

    To bandy blows; to bandy words.
    to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange
  1839. Bard·y [bahr-dee]  

    Well he is a bardy young man
    Scot. bold; audacious; defiant
  1840. Butte [byoot]  

    The butte was a holy place; men came there seeking visions
    an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land.
  1841. Booty

    This way they can still collect all the booty from the big banks to line their pockets
    A valuable prize, award, or gain.
  1842. Ladyfingers 
    light and sweet sponge cakes roughly shaped like a large finger.
  1843. Char·lotte Russe (ro͞os)
    A dessert consisting of custard enclosed in sponge cake or a casing of ladyfingers.
  1844. Demotic (dih-MAH-tik)

    The style of her art work is intentionally demotic, aimed at ordinary people rather than the elite of the art world.
    Adjective Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; popular or colloquial: "a demotic idiom".Noun Ordinary colloquial speech.
  1845. Biometric Reader
    an electronic device used to determine a person's identity by detecting and matching the person's physical features, such as fingerprints or the eyes, to a database; also called biometrical reader
  1846. Fuchsia
    a vivid reddish or pink color named after the flower of the fuchsia plant, itself named after the German scientist Leonhart Fuchs.
  1847. Languid (lang-gwid)

    His notes are neither languid nor forced, but remarkably varied and spontaneous.
    lacking energy; indifferent; slow.
  1848. Ne·ol·o·gism [nee-ol-uh-jiz-uhm]  

    The word is a neologism  combining the tank of tank top with the end of the word bikini.
    a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase.
  1849. Mon·ad (mōˌnad)

    He is a monad, no need to sell him the group rate
    • A single unit; the number one 
  1850. Overwrought (oh-ver-rawt)

    Overwrought  on the night of her wedding, a vision appeared to her.
    agitated; overdone
  1851. Mirth

    His six-foot frame shook with mirth
    Amusement, esp. as expressed in laughter
  1852. Gai·e·ty (gāitē)

    The gaiety of children's laughter
    The state or quality of being lighthearted or cheerful
  1853. Nettle

    The mayor's recent actions have nettled some members of the community.
    to irritate
  1854. Ignoble (ig-noh-buhl)

    Such an ignoble act is completely unworthy of a military officer
    having low moral standards; not noble in character; mean.
  1855. Men·di·cant [men-di-kuhnt]

    The inference from the frequency of these that of the mendicant orders
    begging; practicing begging; living on alms.
  1856. Alms [ahmz]

    The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms.
    (used with a singular or plural verb) money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity
  1857. Lam·bent [lam-buhnt]  

    Lambent tongues of flame
    running or moving lightly over a surface
  1858. Ne·o·phyte [nee-uh-fahyt]  

    He's a neophyte at chess.
    a beginner or novice
  1859. Impugn (im-pyoon)

    These findings are not meant to impugn your character.
    to call into question; to attack verbally.
  1860. Missive (mis-iv)

    Each missive was tied with a lover's knot of different colored ribbons and...
    a written note or letter
  1861. Knell

    The knell of parting day
    sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure.
  1862. Taw·dry [taw-dree] 

    A tawdry attempt to smear his opponent
    Showy but cheap and of poor quality
  1863. O·ro·tund [awr-uh-tuhnd]

    The auditors will make orotund proclamations that they are merely providing a valuable service to their clients.
    (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness.
  1864. Larceny

    His trial for larceny was scheduled for the summer after graduation.
    theft of property
  1865. Kindle

    Little chips kindle the fire and big logs sustain it.
    to set fire to or ignite; to excite or inspire.
  1866. Juncture (juhngk-cher)

    There's logic to promoting natural gas at this juncture .
    a point of time, especially one where two things are joined.
  1867. Inchoate (in-koh-it)

    A still inchoate democracy
    Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary
  1868. Long-wind·ed 

    Long-winded after-dinner speakers
    talking or writing at tedious length
  1869. Det·ri·ment [de-truh-muhnt]

    That will be to their detriment
    loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury
  1870. De·ment·ed [dih-men-tid]

    Another pause, and he broke out again like one demented.
    crazy; insane; mad.
  1871. De·men·tia [dih-men-shuh]

    At the start of the study, none of the participants showed signs of dementia.
    severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain.
  1872. Pa·re·sis [puh-ree-sis]
    1. partial motor paralysis. 2. a late manifestation of syphilis, characterized by progressive dementia and paralysis.
  1873. Ku·ru [koor-oo]
    a degenerative disease of the nervous system, restricted to certain tribes in New Guinea, marked by loss of muscular control and thought to be caused by a slow virus
  1874. De·base [dih-beys] 

    They debased the value of the dollar
    to reduce in quality or value; adulterate
  1875. A·dul·ter·ate [uh-duhl-tuh-reyt]

    Adulterated cocaine is often a white, offwhite or pinkish powder.
    to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production of (any professedly genuine article)
  1876. De·fraud [dih-frawd]

    Dishonest employees defrauded the firm of millions of dollars
    to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud
  1877. Smor·gas·bord (smawr-guhs-bawrd)

    Every day the director has to first deal with a smorgasbord of problems before he can begin filming
    a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
  1878. Hors d'oeu·vre  [awr durv]
    a small bit of appetizing food, as spicy meat, fish, cheese, or a preparation of chopped or creamed foods, often served on crackers or small pieces of toast, for eating at cocktail parties or other gatherings where drinks are served with no other food.
  1879. Grift

    John grifted much of his income by carrying out elaborate cons against unsuspecting tourists.
    a group of methods for obtaining money falsely through the use of swindles, frauds, dishonest gambling, etc.
  1880. Grif·fon [grif-uhn]

    “And the griffon is a proud beast He's the master of the sky.”
    A dog of any of several terrierlike breeds originating in northwestern Europe
  1881. Landlubber

    The 'landlubber' might apply to other natives; but I fear they could hardly be called
    A person unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship.
  1882. Thaumaturgy [thaw-muh-tur-jee]

    “It was also where the darkest of thaumaturgy often found a home, which was why Tranq had sent her.”
    the working of wonders or miracles; magic
  1883. Sleight of Hand 

    But with expert sleight of hand, he is able to find artistic benefits as well.
    skill in feats requiring quick and clever movements of the hands, especially for entertainment ordeception, as jugglery, card or coin magic, etc.; legerdemain.
  1884. Leg·er·de·main [lej-er-duh-meyn]  

    Nor was such acoustic legerdemain the evening's only astonishment.
    (Noun) 1. sleight of hand. 2. trickery; deception. 3. any artful trick.
  1885. Therm [thurm] 

    Therms of gas per annum
    A unit of heat equivalent to 100,000 British thermal units or 1.055 × 10(^8) joules.
  1886. Gamete [gam-eet]
    a mature sexual reproductive cell, as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism.
  1887. Isogamete [ahy-suh-gam-eet]
    one of a pair of conjugating gametes, exhibiting no differences in form, size, structure, or sex.
  1888. Osmosis [oz-moh-sis]
    the tendency of a fluid, usually water, to pass through a semipermeable membrane into a solution where the solvent concentration is higher, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on either side of the membrane.
  1889. Conjuration [kon-juh-rey-shuhn] 

    A conjuration for divine guidance during a time of national crisis
    The performance of something supernatural by means of a magic incantation or spell.
  1890. Incantation [in-kan-tey-shuhn]  

    Neither infatuation with complexity nor statistical incantation makes an...
    the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.
  1891. Detribalize [dee-trahy-buh-lahyz]
    to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture.
  1892. Ec·cen·tric  [ik-sen-trik]  

    Eccentric conduct; an eccentric person.
    deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd
  1893. An·nex [uh-neks] 

    Residents on the Georgia side also aren't sure they want to annex the town.
    to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.
  1894. Car·ci·no·ma  [kahr-suh-noh-muh]  

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
    a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.
  1895. Ap·o·pemp·tic [ap-uh-pemp-tik]
    pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory
  1896. Val·e·dic·to·ry [val-i-dik-tuh-ree]

    A valedictory speech.
    bidding good-bye; saying farewell
  1897. An·thro·po·gen·ic [an-thruh-puh-jen-ik] 

    The evidence for an anthropogenic cause is nearly absent.
    caused or produced by humans
  1898. An·o·pis·tho·graph [an-uh-pis-thuh-graf]
    a manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on only one side of the leaves
  1899. A·mel·io·rate  [uh-meel-yuh-reyt]  

    I'm very glad to see someone working to help ameliorate that situation.
    to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory
  1900. Am·biv·a·lence [am-biv-uh-luhns]  

    In private conversations, there is ambivalence and uncertainty.
    uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
  1901. A·lex·i·phar·mic [uh-lek-suh-fahr-mik]
    warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic.
  1902. Ad·i·aph·o·ret·ic  [ad-ee-af-uh-ret-ik]
    preventing or reducing perspiration
  1903. Ac·o·lyte [ak-uh-lahyt]

    If she ultimately lacks their individuality, she comes off as an enthusiastic acolyte .
    1. A person assisting the celebrant in a religious service or procession. 2. An assistant or follower.
  1904. In·can·des·cent [in-kuhn-des-uhnt]

    The music evokes the gamelan, or incandescent under sea creatures suddenly
    Emitting light as a result of being heated.
  1905. Cur·mudg·eon (-ly) [ker-muhj-uhn]  

    The praise of more curmudgeonly fellows should not be overlooked.
    a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.
  1906. De·sid·er·a·tum [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuhm] 

    So my answer to you is that is not for me something desideratum .
    something wanted or needed
  1907. De·sid·er·a·ta  [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh]
    things wanted or needed; the plural of desideratum
  1908. De·ri·sion [dih-rizh-uhn] 

    The inept performance elicited derision from the audience
    ridicule; mockery
  1909. De·ba·cle [dey-bah-kuhl] 

    The revolution ended in a debacle.
    a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout
  1910. For·mi·da·ble [fawr-mi-duh-buhl]

    A formidable opponent.
    causing fear, apprehension, or dread
  1911. Cav·a·lier [kav-uh-leer]

    An arrogant and cavalier attitude toward others. (OR) Then as soon as you can, continue doing things with your cavalier that you
    1. (noun) one having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; gallant. 2. (adjective) haughty, disdainful, or supercilious
  1912. Ca·bal·le·ro  [kab-uhl-yair-oh]
    1a Spanish gentleman  2. Southwestern U.S. a. a horseman. b. a woman's escort or admirer; cavalier.
  1913. Opus

    The composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim
    a musical composition or set of compositions usually numbered in the order of its issue
  1914. Pi·ous [pahy-uhs] 

    It gets large amounts of money for such purposes from pious businessmen.
    having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
  1915. Malice Aforethought
    a predetermination to commit an unlawful act without just cause or provocation (applied chiefly to cases of first-degree murder).
  1916. Plantar Fascitis [fash-ee-ahy-tis]

    Quentin is recovering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot
    A partial or complete tear in the fascia (fibrous connective tissue) of the bottom of the foot. It is characterized by pain just under the heel bone.
  1917. Im·promp·tu [im-promp-too]

    An impromptu address to the unexpected crowds
    made or done without previous preparation
  1918. Im·per·me·a·ble [im-pur-mee-uh-buhl]

    It's futile to expect airports to have impermeable security.
    not permeable; impassable
  1919. Im·pre·cate [im-pri-keyt]
    to invoke or call down (evil or curses), as upon a person.
  1920. Im·pend·ing [im-pen-ding] 

    Their impending marriage.
    about to happen; imminent
  1921. De·ca·thect [dee-kuh-thekt]

    He decathected from her in order to cope with her impending death.
    (used with object) to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss
  1922. Im·plode [im-plohd]

    The vacuum flask imploded
    to collapse or cause to collapse inwards in a violent manner as a result of external pressure
  1923. Riposte (rih-POHST)

    The lifelong friends always greeted each other the same way: John would point  out Gary's thinning hair, then Gary would come back with a riposte about John's golf game.
    1: a fencer's quick return thrust following a parry 2: a retaliatory verbal sally: retort 3: a retaliatory maneuver or measure
  1924. Bof·fin [bof-in]

    Rather that just being a high-concept boffin, dazzling the world with limited-edition objects, he's a serious and expansive thinker with a vision toward moving his profession into the future—and democratizing it at the same time
    a scientist or technical expert
  1925. Himbo

    “Beckham's sons prove that having a himbo for a daddy can be just as mortifying as having a supposed bimbo for a mummy.”
    A physically attractive man who lacks intelligence
  1926. None·such [nuhn-suhch]
    a person or thing without equal; paragon.
  1927. I·dol·a·try (-trous) [ahy-dol-uh-tree]

    In any case, my early idolatry of them could never have been sustained.
    1. the religious worship of idols. 2. excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.
  1928. Clo·ture [kloh-cher]

    The measure is simply put on hold until the next cloture vote.
    a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question.
  1929. Sen·su·ous [sen-shoo-uhs]

    The sensuous qualities of music.
    perceived by or affecting the senses
  1930. Beach·head [beech-hed]

    Not every alien will manage to break out of its beachhead .
    the area that is the first objective of a military force landing on an enemy shore
  1931. E·thol·o·gy [ee-thol-uh-jee]

    They could do jelly ethology, which no one had ever done.
    the study of animal behavior with emphasis on the behavioral patterns that occur in natural environments.
  1932. Hon·ey·suck·le [huhn-ee-suhk-uhl]

    They may never have eaten wild strawberries straight from the ground or sucked the juice from a honeysuckle .
    any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Diervilla, especially D. lonicera, cultivated for its fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular flowers
  1933. Pa·tel·la [puh-tel-uh]

    The anterior surface of the patella is subcutaneous.
    (Anatomy) the flat, movable bone at the front of the knee; kneecap
  1934. Clav·i·cle [klav-i-kuhl]

    The crash left him with a fractured skull, clavicle, ribs and hip.
    (Anatomy) 1. a bone of the pectoral arch. 2. (in humans) either of two slender bones, each articulating with the sternum and a scapula and forming the anterior part of a shoulder; collarbone
  1935. Pel·vis [pel-vis]

    Stretching from rib cage to pelvis , the spleen filled half his abdomen.
    the large funnel-shaped structure at the lower end of the trunk of most vertebrates: in man it is formed by the hipbones and sacrum
  1936. Pha·lanx [fey-langks]

    On board, a phalanx of scientists started probing the breath of the forest.
    1: A compact or close-knit body of people 2: (Anatomy)  A bone of a finger or toe.
  1937. Cu·boid [kyoo-boid]

    If the avatar he had been watching was a cuboid, that was easy.
    1. resembling a cube in form. 2. (Anatomy)  noting or pertaining to the outermost bone of the distal row of tarsal bones
  1938. Navicular [nuh-vik-yuh-ler]
    1. shaped like a boat 2. (Anatomy) a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot
  1939. Pec·to·ral [pek-ter-uhl]

    They are medium-size sharks, with thick, stout bodies and long pectoral fins.
     of, in, on, or pertaining to the chest or breast; thoracic
  1940. Hu·mer·us [hyoo-mer-uhs]
    the long bone in the arm of humans extending from the shoulder to the elbow
  1941. Tra·pe·zi·um [truh-pee-zee-uhm]
    (Anatomy) a bone in the wrist that articulates with the metacarpal bone of the thumb
  1942. Met·a·tar·sus [met-uh-tahr-suhs]
    (Anatomy) the part of a foot or hind limb, especially its bony structure, included between the tarsus and the toes or phalanges.
  1943. Pi·si·form [pahy-suh-fawrm]

    The fifth runs between the adjacent margins of the triangular and pisiform bones.
    pea-shaped
  1944. Cox·a [kok-suh]
    (Anatomy) a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
  1945. In·nom·i·nate [ih-nom-uh-nit]

    The veins end in the left innominate vein, and in the thyroid veins.
    having no name; nameless; anonymous
  1946. Cuneiform [kyoo-nee-uh-fawrm]

    A cuneiform inscription
    Denoting or relating to the wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing systems of Mesopotamia, Persia, and Ugarit, surviving mainly impressed on clay tablets
  1947. Cav·i·ty [kav-i-tee]

    But, it was natural cavity they said, so it wasn't my fault.
    any hollow place; hollow
  1948. Tho·rax [thawr-aks, thohr-]
    Anatomy the part of the trunk in humans and higher vertebrates between the neck and the abdomen, containing the cavity, enclosed by the ribs, sternum, and certain vertebrae, in which the heart, lungs, etc., are situated; chest.
  1949. Res·pi·ra·tion (-tory) [res-puh-rey-shuhn]

    It is the normal by-product of human respiration and the burning of fossil
    the act of respiring; inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing
  1950. Li·thol·o·gy [li-thol-uh-jee]
    The study of rocks, with particular emphasis on their description and classification.
  1951. Con·ceal [kuhn-seel]

    He concealed the gun under his coat.
    to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight
  1952. Tid·bit [tid-bit]

    “In all honesty – Really think this tidbit is a waste of space.”
    1. a delicate bit or morsel of food. 2. a choice or pleasing bit of anything, as news or gossip.
  1953. Mor·sel [mawr-suhl]

    We get them morsel by morsel, and the brisk dicing between them can catch the viewer unprepared.
    A small piece or amount of food; a mouthful
  1954. Till [til]

    Place clear plastic over the tilled garden area in the spring until mid- summer.
    1. (Adjective) to labor, as by plowing or harrowing, upon (land) for the raising of crops; to plow 2. (Noun) A cash register or drawer for money in a store, bank, or restaurant
  1955. Halve [hav]

    Halve dough and form each half into a disk, then wrap in wax paper.
    to divide into two equal parts
  1956. Annie Sez

    We should go to Annie Sez later today
    Female clothing store
  1957. Lach·es [lach-iz] 

    The court ultimately dismissed on grounds of laches.
    ( used with a singular verb ) Law. failure to do something at the proper time, especially such delay as will bar a party from bringing a legal proceeding.
  1958. Pla·toon [pluh-toon] 

    Command platoon there are four commando squads in every platoon.
    military unit consisting of two or more squads or sections and a headquarters; a company or group of persons
  1959. Dem·a·gogue [dem-uh-gog]

    At best he is a distastefully cynical demagogue.
    a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
  1960. Preterition (pret-uh-RISH-uhn)

    He had no innate sense of tragedy or preterition or complex binds or any of the things that made humanbeings' misfortunes significant to one another.
    the act of passing by or over; omission; disregard.
  1961. Picket

    Pickets marched in front of the company headquarters.
    1: a pointed or sharpened stake, post, or pale 2: a person posted by a labor organization at a place of work affected by a strike
  1962. Prick·et  
    1. A male fallow deer in its second year, having straight, unbranched horns. 2. A spike for holding a candle.
  1963. Ni·hil·ism (-ist) [nahy-uh-liz-uhm] 

    The story is far from being a journey toward nihilism.
    total rejection of established laws and institutions.
  1964. De·mar·ca·tion [dee-mahr-key-shuhn]  

    The key demarcation points in that relationship are the equinoxes and solstices.
    the determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.
  1965. Du Jour  [duh zhoor] 

    The soup du jour is split pea OR  Environmentalism and other issues du jour.
    1. as prepared on the particular day; of the kind being served today 2. fashionable; current
  1966. Polarized

    The controversy has polarized voters into proabortion and antiabortion groups.
    to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etc.
  1967. Ca·no·rous [kuh-nawr-uhs]  

    A canorous chorus of birdsong filled the morning air.
    melodious; musical
  1968. Da·ven [dah-vuhn]
    1. (Judaism) to pray 2. 2. To sway or rock lightly.
  1969. Dav·en·port [dav-uhn-pawrt] 

    We seated ourselves on the davenport while we waited for him to get ready
    a large sofa, often one convertible into a bed
  1970. Di·van [dih-van] 

    Its pedestal was propped on the arm of the divan, and it was slanted downward to rest on the carpeted floor.
    a sofa or couch, usually without arms or back, often usable as a bed.
  1971. He·li·port 
    a landing and takeoff place for a helicopter
  1972. Dis·con·cert (dis-kən-ˈsərt)

    News of his criminal past has disconcerted even his admirers.
    to throw into confusion
  1973. Re·ca·mier [rey-kuh-myey]
    a sometimes backless couch with a high curved headrest and low footrest
  1974. Tête-à-tête [teyt-uh-teyt]
    1: a private conversation between two persons 2: a short piece of furniture (as a sofa) intended to seat two persons especially facing each other
  1975. Par·a·pet [par-uh-pit]

    There was a little parapet behind which I found space to lie down.
    a defensive wall or elevation, as of earth or stone, in a fortification.
  1976. Ban·quette [bang-ket]

    One of the two dining rooms is light and airy, with a banquette covered in champagne tones.
    1. An upholstered bench along a wall, esp. in a restaurant or bar. 2. A raised step behind a rampart.
  1977. Mod·al (-ity) [mohd-l]

    The harmonic language is an uncomplicated mix of the diatonic and the modal.
    of or pertaining to mode, manner, or form.
  1978. Bar·bette [bahr-bet]

    Instead, the military opted for a more economic alternative by building several barbette batteries.
    (within a fortification) a platform or mound of earth from which guns may be fired over the parapetinstead of through embrasures
  1979. Ba·guette [ba-get]

    A baguette diamond
    A gem, esp. a diamond, cut in a long rectangular shape
  1980. Ai·grette [ey-gret] 

    The cap is trimmed with satin ribbon or velvet loops arranged in aigrette style.
    1. a plume or tuft of feathers, especially the back plume of any of various herons, arranged as a head ornament. 2. a jeweled ornament depicting or suggesting this, usually worn in the hair or on a hat.
  1981. Blan·quette [blahng-ket] 

    It's delicious with a creamy blanquette of veal, delicately poached fish, or chicken braised with fennel and garlic.
    a ragout of lamb, veal, or chicken, prepared in a velouté sauce, usually garnished with croutons or smallonions and mushrooms.
  1982. Ches·ter·field [ches-ter-feeld]

    Bob waxes enthusiastic about the double-sided chesterfield.
    1: a single-breasted or double-breasted semifitted overcoat with velvet collar 2: a davenport usually with upright armrests
  1983. Set·tee [set-tee]

    Seating types: armchair two seat settee, three seat sofa, and accessory tables.
    1: a long seat with a back 2: a medium-sized sofa with arms and a back
  1984. Repudiate [ri-pyoo-dee-eyt]

    To repudiate a claim OR to repudiate a son
    1. to reject as having no authority or binding force 2. to cast off or disown
  1985. Pa·la·bra [pah-lah-vrah]
    (Spanish) a word.
  1986. Pal·i·kar [pal-i-kahr]
    a Greek militiaman in the Greek war for independence against the Turks 1821–28.
  1987. A·ki·ne·sia 
    A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement.
  1988. Pal·i·ki·ne·sia (pāl'ĭ-kə-nē'zhə)
    Involuntary repetition of movements.
  1989. Pal·i·node [pal-uh-nohd]
    1. a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem. 2. a recantation.
  1990. Pal·in·gen·e·sis [pal-in-jen-uh-sis]
    rebirth; regeneration
  1991. In·cu·bus [in-kyuh-buhs] 

    It shall be one of my cherished objects to remove this incubus of our prosperity.
    1. A male demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women 2. A cause of distress or anxiety; nightmare
  1992. Suc·cuss [suh-kuhs]
    1. to shake up; shake. 2. (Medicine/Medical)  to shake (a patient) in order to determine if a fluid is present in the thorax orelsewhere.
  1993. Suc·cumb [suh-kuhm]

    To succumb to despair.
    to give way to superior force; yield
  1994. Suc·cor·ance [suhk-er-uhns]
    the act of seeking out affectionate care and social support.
  1995. Suc·ce·da·ne·um [suhk-si-dey-nee-uhm]
    a substitute
  1996. Suc·cu·bus [suhk-yuh-buhs]  

    His helpless subjection to a charmless and quickly tedious succubus makes him quickly tedious as well.
    a demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep
  1997. Croon [kroon]  

    To croon to a baby
    to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice
  1998. Coon [koon]
    1. (Offensive) a black person. 2. a rustic or undignified person
  1999. Habitual [huh-bich-oo-uhl]

    She took her habitual place at the table.
    commonly used, followed, observed, etc., as by a particular person; customary
  2000. Co·hort [koh-hawrt]

    She has a cohort of admirers.
    a group or company
  2001. Friend of a friend (FOAF) 
    a phrase used to refer to someone that one does not know well, literally, a friend of a friend. In some social sciences, the phrase is used as a half-joking shorthand for the fact that much of the information on which people act comes from distant sources (as in "It happened to a friend of a friend of mine") and cannot be confirmed.
  2002. Bunny Man Bridge
    The Bunny Man rumored to be the Easter Bunny is an urban legend that probably originated from two incidents in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1970, but has been spread throughout the Washington D.C. area. There are many variations to the legend, but most involve a man wearing a rabbit costume who attacks people with an axe.
  2003. Six Degrees of Separation 
    the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.
  2004. Thomas Jones
    “Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”
  2005. Jimmy Maloney
    "Work is an overrated activity.”
  2006. Shirk [shurk]

    Afterwards, agencies scrambled to shirk responsibility.
    to evade (work, duty, responsibility, etc.)
  2007. Fan·tas·tic  [fan-tas-tik]  

    Fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
    conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable;bizarre; grotesque
  2008. Fan·tab·u·lous [fan-tab-yuh-luhs]  

    Who becomes royal and who a drudge depends on who gets fed with a fantabulous substance called royal jelly.
    extremely fine or desirable; excellent; wonderful
  2009. Dan Buoy
    a floating temporary marker buoy (as one used on fishing grounds or in minesweeping and antisubmarine-warfare operations)
  2010. Dan·tesque [dan-tesk]
    in the style of Dante; characterized by impressive elevation of style with deep solemnity or sombernessof feeling.
  2011. Som·ber [som-ber] 

    A somber passageway
    gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted
  2012. Ear·nest [ur-nist]  

    An earnest worker
    serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
  2013. Dantesca Chair [dan-tes-kuh]
    a chair of the Renaissance having two transverse pairs of curved legs crossing beneath the seat and rising to support the arms and back.
  2014. Savonarola Chair
    a chair of the Renaissance having a number of transverse pairs of curved legs, crossing beneath the seatand rising to support the arms and back.
  2015. Sau·té [soh-tey] 

    Saute alligator meat in a small amount of olive oil until tender, and set aside.
    cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat.
  2016. O·nus [oh-nuhs]

    It would also put more onus on developing countries to become more attractive...
    a difficult or disagreeable obligation, task, burden, etc.
  2017. Del·e·gate [del-i-git]  

    The art is to delegate this task to people who are actually motivated to do it.
    a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
  2018. White·wash [hwahyt-wosh]

    The whitewash coating is easily damaged and rubs off on clothing.
    a composition, as of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for whitening walls, woodwork, etc.
  2019. Dis·tem·per

    A feverish distemper.
    a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease
  2020. Dis·tinct [dih-stingkt]  

    His private and public lives are distinct.
    distinguished as not being the same; not identical; separate (sometimes followed by from)
  2021. Par·tic·u·late  [per-tik-yuh-lit] 

    All relative particulate motion occurs as jumps in relative position between...
    (Adjective) of, pertaining to, or composed of distinct particles. (Noun) a separate and distinct particle.
  2022. Di·mor·phism [dahy-mawr-fiz-uhm] 

    Calcite and aragonite are the two crystal forms of calcium carbonate, a property of minerals geologists call dimorphism .
    (Zoology) the occurrence of two forms distinct in structure, coloration, etc., among animals of the same species. Compare sexual dimorphism.
  2023. Dis·il·lu·sion [dis-i-loo-zhuhn] 

    There is less disillusion here than continuing rage.
    to free from or deprive of illusion, belief, idealism, etc.; disenchant.
  2024. Dis·re·gard [dis-ri-gahrd]

    Disregard the footnotes.
    to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore
  2025. Dis·so·lute [dis-uh-loot]

    They show lankily seductive, somewhat dissolute-looking urban adolescents.
    indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.
  2026. Des·o·late [des-uh-lit]  

    A treeless, desolate landscape
    barren or laid waste; devastated
  2027. Dis·si·pate [dis-uh-peyt]  

    They form, then dissipate quickly.
    to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel
  2028. Bar·ren [bar-uhn] 

    A barren woman
    not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile
  2029. A·car·pous [ey-kahr-puhs]
    not producing fruit; sterile; barren.
  2030. Dep·u·ta·tion [dep-yuh-tey-shuhn] 

    He was afterward, by a solemn deputation of the nobility, called to the crown.
    the act of appointing a person or persons to represent or act for another or others
  2031. Con·sent [kuhn-sent]  

    We asked her permission, and she consented.
    to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield
  2032. Ac·cede [ak-seed]

    To accede to a request
    to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent;
  2033. Ba·ris·ta [buh-ris-tuh] 

    After a brief discussion with the barista, the patron opens the box.
    a person who is specially trained in the making and serving of coffee drinks, as in a coffee bar
  2034. Dis·sev·er [dih-sev-er]
    to sever; separate
  2035. Dis·a·gree [dis-uh-gree] 

    The theories disagree in their basic premises
    to fail to agree; differ
  2036. Dis·junc·tive [dis-juhngk-tiv] 

    Anyone who approaches his imagistic, disjunctive tales as puzzles to be solved is bound to be thwarted.
    serving or tending to disjoin; separating; dividing; distinguishing.
  2037. Nas·cent [nas-uhnt]  

    The nascent republic
    beginning to exist or develop
  2038. Auspice [aw-spis]

    Under the auspices of the Department of Education.
    Usually, auspices. patronage; support; sponsorship
  2039. Au·gur [aw-ger]  

    That does not augur well for retail prospects.
    1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens forguidance in public affairs. 2. soothsayer; prophet.
  2040. Sooth·say·er [sooth-sey-er] 

    His aura earned him vast hosts of fans and the role of high priest and soothsayer that he always believed was his birthright.
    a person who professes to foretell events.
  2041. Aus·pex [aw-speks]
    an augur of ancient Rome
  2042. Auspicate [aw-spi-keyt]

    "They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"
    commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
  2043. Prog·nos·ti·cate [prog-nos-ti-keyt] 

    As usual, sports writer wants to prognosticate based on statistics.
    to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy
  2044. Hal·cy·on [hal-see-uhn]  

    Halcyon weather
    calm; peaceful; tranquil
  2045. Al·cy·o·ne [al-sahy-uh-nee]
    1. a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades. 2. Also, Halcyon, Halcyone. Classical Mythology . a daughter of Aeolus who, with her husband, Ceyx,was transformed into a kingfisher.
  2046. Dis·crep·ant [dih-skrep-uhnt] 

    It is not difficult to unite these two apparently discrepant cases.
    (usually of two or more objects, accounts, findings etc.) differing; disagreeing; inconsistent: discrepant accounts
  2047. Ex·cul·pate [ek-skuhl-peyt]  

    Each makes some attempt to exculpate the other.
    to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate
  2048. Ab·solve  [ab-zolv]

    The court absolved her of guilt in his death.
    to free from guilt or blame or their consequences
  2049. Im·pute (-able) [im-pyoot]  

    The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
    to attribute or ascribe
  2050. Fer·vent [fur-vuhnt]

    A fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
    having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent
  2051. A·sep·tic [uh-sep-tik] 

    Work with the bacillus itself must be confined to aseptic safety cabinets.
    free from the living germs of disease, fermentation, or putrefaction.
  2052. Pu·trid [pyoo-trid]  

    Much of it remains under water, stewing in aputrid mix of chemicals and corpses.
    in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten
  2053. Ruf·fle [ruhf-uhl]  

    The wind ruffled the sand.
    to destroy the smoothness or evenness of
  2054. Ve·ra·cious [vuh-rey-shuhs]  

    A veracious witness.
    habitually speaking the truth; truthful; honest
  2055. Ran·cor [rang-ker]
    bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
  2056. Fortunate Isles or (Islands of the Blessed) 
    here is where heroes and other favored mortals in Greek mythology and Celtic mythology were received by the gods into a winterless blissful paradise. According to Greek mythology, the islands were reserved for those who had chosen to be reincarnated thrice, and managed to be judged as especially pure enough to gain entrance to the Elysian Fields all three times.
  2057. Thrice [thrahys]  

    Twice have drowned, thrice let knives rake mynitty-gritty.
    three times, as in succession; on three occasions or in three ways
  2058. Dis·o·be·di·ence [dis-uh-bee-dee-uhns]  

    In fact people were willing to engage in civil disobedience to get through
    lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression
  2059. Dis·pos·sess [dis-puh-zes] 

    The dispossess can cross in the mail with your rent payment.
    to put (a person) out of possession, especially of real property; oust
  2060. Oust [oust]

    The bouncer ousted the drunk; to oust the Prime Minister in the next election.
    to expel or remove from a place or position occupied
  2061. Im·i·ta·ble [im-i-tuh-buhl]  

    She has many good, imitable qualities.
    capable or worthy of being imitated
  2062. Im·i·tate [im-i-teyt] 

    To imitate an author's style; to imitate an older brother.
    to follow or endeavor to follow as a model or example
  2063. E·lab·o·rate [ih-lab-er-it]  

    She suggested a more elaborate approach: pairwise comparison.
    worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness: elaborate preparations; elaborate care.
  2064. Hyp·o·crite [hip-uh-krit]

    The former statesman cannot be called either acynic or hypocrite.
    a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
  2065. Be·lie [bih-lahy]  

    His trembling hands belied his calm voice.
    to show to be false; contradict
  2066. Dis·course [dis-kawrs]  

    Earnest and intelligent discourse.
    communication of thought by words; talk; conversation
  2067. Prim·i·tive [prim-i-tiv]  

    Primitive forms of life
    being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence, especially in an early age of the world
  2068. Dis·trust [dis-truhst] 

    Working and planning from a place of fear and distrust can be debilitating.
    to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in
  2069. Dis·a·buse [dis-uh-byooz] 

    No one in my family could disabuse me of that belief.
    to free (a person) from deception or error.
  2070. Dupe [doop, dyoop] 

    The first dupe of the accomplished hypocrite is always himself.
    a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
  2071. De·ride [dih-rahyd] 

    Some may deride baseball for being too slow in such modern times.
    to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
  2072. Sop·o·rif·ic [sop-uh-rif-ik]

    Total uniformity is not required, and in fact can be boring and soporific .
    causing or tending to cause sleep
  2073. Ex·act·a [ig-zak-tuh] 

    And there's a hefty bonus for an exacta --if your pick for first or second or third, etc, matches the tournament rankings
    a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.
  2074. Ex·ca·vate [eks-kuh-veyt]  

    The ground was excavated for a foundation.
    to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging
  2075. Evacuate [ih-vak-yoo-eyt]

    To evacuate the inhabitants of towns in the path of a flood.
    to remove (persons or things) from a place, as a dangerous place or disaster area, for reasons ofsafety or protection
  2076. U·ni·form [yoo-nuh-fawrm]  

    Uniform spelling; a uniform building code.
    identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment
  2077. Bronze Age
    a period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and preceding the Iron Age, during which bronze weapons and implements were used.
  2078. Ar·i·ad·ne [ar-ee-ad-nee]
    a daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë who gave Theseus the thread by which heescaped from the labyrinth: deserted by Theseus on Naxos, she became the bride of Dionysus.
  2079. Ba·sil·ic [buh-sil-ik] 

    Blood from the basilic and femoral veins was also sowed.
    kingly; royal
  2080. A·chil·les [uh-kil-eez]
    the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of Homer's Iliad. He killed Hector and was killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot, with an arrow.
  2081. Min·o·taur [min-uh-tawr]
    A creature who was half man and half bull
  2082. Pa·siph·a·ë [puh-sif-uh-ee]
    1. (Classical Mythology) . the wife of Minos, mother of Ariadne, and mother of the Minotaur by the Cretanbull. 2. (Astronomy) a small moon of the planet Jupiter.
  2083. O·dys·se·us [oh-dis-ee-uhs]
    (Classical Mythology) king of Ithaca; son of Laertes; one of the heroes of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey: shrewdest ofthe Greek leaders in the Trojan War.
  2084. Des·ic·cant [des-i-kuhnt]  

    Silica gel is a desiccant, and the purpose of a desiccant is to absorb or adsorb gaseous water vapor.
    desiccating or drying, as a medicine
  2085. Del·uge  [del-yooj]  

    The trickle-down was more of a deluge up the income distribution ladder.
    a great flood of water; inundation; flood
  2086. Ca·tas·tro·phe [kuh-tas-truh-fee] 

    The catastrophe of war
    a sudden and widespread disaster
  2087. Pin·ion (pin-yuhn)

    Both pinion gears being engaged, the air released from the uncovered port in the upper motor.
    1. The outer part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers. 2. A small gear or spindle engaging with a large gear.
  2088. A·bom·i·na·tion [uh-bom-uh-ney-shuhn]  

    This situation is an abomination and should beroundly condemned.
    anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred
  2089. In·here [in-heer]

    The advantages that inhere in a democratic system.
    to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be inherent
  2090. Ex·on·er·ate  [ig-zon-uh-reyt]

    He was exonerated from the accusation of cheating.
    to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate
  2091. Vin·di·cate [vin-di-keyt]  

    To vindicate someone's honor
    to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like
  2092. De·pre·ci·ate [dih-pree-shee-eyt]

    The idea of a currency war is that nations depreciate their currencies with the
    to reduce the purchasing value of (money)
  2093. Dep·re·cate [dep-ri-keyt]  

    To bespeak the importance of small parks is not to deprecate the importance of...
    to express earnest disapproval of
  2094. Ex·alt [ig-zawlt] 

    He was exalted to the position ofpresident.
    to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate
  2095. Ex·ile [eg-zahyl]

    To live in exile
    expulsion from one's native land by authoritative decree.
  2096. Ex·hale [eks-heyl]  

    Close your mouth, hold your nose and try to exhale slowly.
    to emit breath or vapor; breathe out
  2097. Bar·ring [bahr-ing]  

    Barring accidents, I'll be there.
    excepting; except for
  2098. E·rod·ent [ih-rohd-nt]  

    The erodent power of wind.
    eroding; erosive
  2099. A·mend [uh-mend]  

    Congress may amend the proposed tax bill
    to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure
  2100. A·me·ba [uh-mee-buh]
    • A single-celled animal that catches food and moves about by extending fingerlike projections of protoplasm. Amebas are either free-living in damp environments or parasitic
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  2101. Ma·chet·e [muh-shet-ee] 

    The company hand-labels the bottles and cuts the sugarcane by machete in order...
    a large heavy knife used especially in Latin-American countries in cutting sugarcane and clearingunderbrush and as a weapon
  2102. Ze·a·tin [zee-uh-tin]
    a cytokinin occurring in corn, spinach, and peas.
  2103. Cy·to·ki·nin [sahy-tuh-kahy-nin]
    any of a class of plant hormones, produced by the roots and traveling upward through the xylem, thatpromote tissue growth and budding and, on application, retard plant senescence.
  2104. Zeal (-otry) [zeel]  

    They tend to lose their reformist zeal and see their growth fizzle.
    fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor
  2105. Zeal·ot [zel-uht]
    1. a person who shows zeal. 2. an excessively zealous person; fanatic.
  2106. Ar·dor [ahr-der]

    She spoke persuasively and with ardor.
    great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion
  2107. Luke·warm [look-wawrm] 

    Wash the skin with large amounts of lukewarm water and soap. OR He received lukewarm applause.
    1. moderately warm; tepid. 2. having or showing little ardor, zeal, or enthusiasm; indifferent
  2108. Dec·a·dal [dek-uh-dl]  

    But not nearly enough to explain the whole decadal trend.
    of or pertaining to a decade
  2109. Dec·a·drachm [dek-uh-dram]
    a silver coin of ancient Greece equal to 10 drachmas.
  2110. Dec·a·gon [dek-uh-gon] 

    The diagonals of heptagon, nonagon, and decagon  should be drawn directly onto the worksheet.
    a polygon having ten angles and ten sides.
  2111. Non·a·gon [non-uh-gon]

    The diagonals of heptagon, nonagon, and decagon should be drawn directly onto theworksheet.
    a polygon having nine angles and nine sides.
  2112. Hep·ta·gon [hep-tuh-gon] 

    The diagonals of heptagon, nonagon, and decagon should be drawn directly onto the worksheet.
    a polygon having seven angles and seven sides.
  2113. Fo·li·ate [foh-lee-it]  

    Accessing the balcony are narrow wood stairs with ornately carved foliate wood newel posts
    covered with or having leaves; shaped like a leaf
  2114. Gneiss [nahys]  

    If you go down to see them, you will find some with the gneiss attached to the quartz.
    a metamorphic rock, generally made up of bands that differ in color and composition, some bands beingrich in feldspar and quartz, others rich in hornblende or mica.
  2115. Mi·ca [mahy-kuh] 

    In this case the mica, not a conscious being, is the object that transforms what might happen into what does happen.
    any member of a group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum with other bases, chiefly potassium, magnesium, iron, and lithium, that separate readily into thin, tough, often transparent, and usually elastic laminae; isinglass.
  2116. I·sin·glass [ahy-zuhn-glas]
    a pure, transparent or translucent form of gelatin, obtained from the air bladders of certain fish,especially the sturgeon: used in glue and jellies and as a clarifying agent.
  2117. Ta·bes [tey-beez]

    The skininess is an indicator of tabes
    a gradually progressive emaciation
  2118. Har·poon [hahr-poon] 

    One little worm can shoot a harpoon out of its head to stab its prey.
    a barbed, spearlike missile attached to a rope, and thrown by hand or shot from a gun, used for killing and capturing whales and large fish.
  2119. Grand·stand [gran-stand]

    Only a small section of the grandstand is open to the public.
    1. (Noun) The main seating area, usually roofed, commanding the best view for spectators at racetracks or sports stadiums. 2. (Verb) (used without object) to conduct oneself or perform showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers
  2120. Mar·mo·re·al [mahr-mawr-ee-uhl]

    Skin of marmoreal smoothness.
    of or like marble
  2121. Bale·ful [beyl-fuhl]

    The expression in his eyes was baleful, aloof, and slightly suspicious.
    full of menacing or malign influences; pernicious.
  2122. Bane [beyn]

    Gambling was the bane of his existence.
    a person or thing that ruins or spoils.
  2123. Bedizen [bih-dahy-zuhn]

    He bedizened for the party.
    to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy, or tasteless manner.
  2124. Gaud·y [gaw-dee]

    Gaudy plumage
    brilliantly or excessively showy
  2125. Nu·ga·to·ry [noo-guh-tawr-ee] 

    Moreover, such a reading would render the substantial factor test nugatory .
    of no real value; trifling; worthless
  2126. Mar [mahr] 

    That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather
    to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil
  2127. Tra·duce [truh-doos]

    To traduce someone's character.
    to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame
  2128. Tal·is·man [tal-is-muhn]

    The words have become a weird talisman and are applied way, way out of context.
    An object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck
  2129. Am·u·let [am-yuh-lit] 

    Soon, customers would ask her to mount a newly bought amulet to wear.
    a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm.
  2130. Re·fute [ri-fyoot]

    Your logic is lacking, one key thing, you do not in anyway refute their claim.
    to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge.
  2131. Gra·di·ent [grey-dee-uhnt]

    Thus a steep temperature gradient is present within the material itself.
    the degree of inclination, or the rate of ascent or descent, in a highway, railroad, etc.
  2132. Dis·cre·tion [dih-skresh-uhn] 

    It is entirely within my discretion whether I will go or stay.
    the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment; freedom of judgment or choice
  2133. In·com·mo·di·ous [in-kuh-moh-dee-uhs]

    Incommodious hotel accommodations.
    inconvenient, as not affording sufficient space or room; uncomfortable:
  2134. E·quiv·o·cate (-cal) [ih-kwiv-uh-keyt]

    When asked directly for his position on disarmament, the candidate only equivocated
    to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge:
  2135. Neg·a·to·ry [neg-uh-tawr-ee]

    He responded "negatory" to his question
    marked by negation; denying; negative.
  2136. Bent

    A bent stick OR A bent for painting
    1. (Adjective) curved; crooked 2. (Noun) direction taken, as by one's interests; inclination
  2137. Blan·dish [blan-dish]

    They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate.
    to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole
  2138. Bol·ster [bohl-ster]

    Officials have been considering ways to help bolster the area's seal population.
    a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc
  2139. Bombast (-ic)

    In their place rise vast bombastic structures, architects' and politicians'...
    high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
  2140. Burgeon

    The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor.
    to grow or develop quickly; flourish.
  2141. Burnish

    On the one hand, their involvement lets them burnish their brands in a...
    to polish (a surface) by friction
  2142. Cadge

    To supplement these pie-and-beer meals, he tried to cadge food at court.
    to obtain by imposing on another's generosity or friendship.
  2143. Catalyst

    The deviant behavior acts as a catalyst for the first interaction. OR His imprisonment by the government served as the catalyst that helped transform social unrest into revolution.
    1. a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected. 2. a person or thing that precipitates an event or change
  2144. Churlish

    Churlish behavior.
    boorish; rude
  2145. Coda

    As a coda, a nightcap also shouldn't stray too far from the movements that preceded it.
    a more or less independent passage, at the end of a composition, introduced to bring it to a satisfactory close.
  2146. Pas de deux [French pahduh dœ]
    1. a dance by two persons. 2. (in classical ballet) a set dance for a ballerina and a danseur noble, consisting typically of an entrée, an adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda
  2147. Complacent

    The voters are too complacent to change the government.
    pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied.
  2148. Convoluted

    A convoluted way of describing a simple device.
    to coil up; form into a twisted shape
  2149. Corroborate

    He corroborated my account of the accident.
    to make more certain; confirm
  2150. Countenance [koun-tn-uhns] 

    A sad countenance
    appearance, especially the look or expression of the face
  2151. Culpable [kuhl-puh-buhl]

    Cal's senior management is either incompetent or culpable.
    a deserving blame or censure; blameworthy
  2152. Bi·lat·er·al [bahy-lat-er-uhl] 

    A bilateral agreement; bilateral sponsorship.
    pertaining to, involving, or affecting two or both sides, factions, parties, or the like
  2153. So·lic·i·tous [suh-lis-i-tuhs]

    Solicitous about a person's health.
    anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause)
  2154. Ap·pease [uh-peez] 

    To appease an angry king.
    to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe
  2155. Codg·er [koj-er]

    He was obviously a pretty stubborn old codger himself.
    an eccentric man, especially one who is old
  2156. Kedge [kej]

    Divers will find a kedge anchor, pin rail, wheel and tiller.
    to warp or pull (a ship) along by hauling on the cable of an anchor carried out from the ship and dropped
  2157. Ac·cre·tion [uh-kree-shuhn]

    The gradual accretion of knowledge is the way to go.
    an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent.
  2158. Ram·part [ram-pahrt]

    Rampart self interest has led to our current economic condition.
    A defensive wall of a castle or walled city, having a broad top with a walkway and typically a stone parapet.
  2159. Pen·chant [pen-chuhnt] 

    Penchant for outdoor sports.
    a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something
  2160. Pend·ant [pen-duhnt] 

    Pendant can be worn with either side of the coin displayed.
    a hanging ornament, as an earring or the main piece suspended from a necklace
  2161. Dis·trib·ute (-tion) [dih-strib-yoot]

    Distribute the worksheet and have students research globalization.
    to divide and give out in shares; deal out; allot.
  2162. Mal·e·fac·tor [mal-uh-fak-ter]

    The malefactor failed to pay the amounts charged to those accounts and thus the accounts became delinquent.
    1. a person who violates the law; criminal. 2. a person who does harm or evil, especially toward another
  2163. Pro·sa·ic [proh-zey-ik] 

    A prosaic mind
    commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative
  2164. In·sip·id [in-sip-id]

    An insipid personality.
    without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid
  2165. Ar·rest [uh-rest]

    The police arrested the burglar
    to seize (a person) by legal authority or warrant; take into custody
  2166. Vi·tu·per·ate [vahy-too-puh-reyt]
    to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile
  2167. Cloy·ing [kloi-ing]

    A perfume of cloying sweetness
    causing or tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess
  2168. Ob·trude [uhb-trood] 

    To obtrude one's opinions upon others
    to thrust (something) forward or upon a person, especially without warrant or invitation
  2169. Ad·mon·ish [ad-mon-ish] 

    Counsel should admonish their clients and witnesses to avoid such behavior.
    to caution, advise, or counsel against something
  2170. Re·nege [ri-nig]

    He has reneged on his promise
    1. Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play. 2. to go back on one's word
  2171. Ju·ju [joo-joo]

    Juju says that working on art projects makes her feel peaceful and calm.
    1. an object venerated superstitiously and used as a fetish or amulet by tribal peoples of West Africa. 2. the magical power attributed to such an object.
  2172. Me·nat [mey-naht]

    The tests with expander, reducer and diameter step do not apply to gas meters menat to be used in residential areas.
    an amulet worn by certain Egyptians in ancient times to secure divine protection and to ensure fertility
  2173. Bul·la [bool-ee]

    Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax can be caused by lung diseases that produce the bulla , such as emphysema or asthma.
    a seal attached to an official document, as a papal bull
  2174. Per·i·apt [per-ee-apt]
    an amulet (a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm.)
  2175. Gri·gri [gree-gree]
    an African charm, amulet, or fetish
  2176. Phi·lan·thro·py (-ic) [fi-lan-thruh-pee]

    To devote one's later years to philanthropy.
    the activity of donating to such persons or purposes in this way
  2177. A·noint [uh-noint]

    They anoint the tips of their arrows with poison
    1. Smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony. 2. Smear or rub something with (any other substance)
  2178. Pied [pahyd]

    A pied horse.
    having patches of two or more colors, as various birds and other animals
  2179. Par·ti·san [pahr-tuh-zuhn]

    It's also a moment for national unity, not partisan advantage.
    an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance
  2180. Ap·pro·ba·tion [ap-ruh-bey-shuhn]

    There just isn't enough outside approbation.
    approval; commendation
  2181. Tem·per·ate [tem-per-it, tem-prit]  

    A temperate response to an insulting challenge.
    moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc
  2182. Flag

    To flag a taxi; To flag down a passing car.
    to signal or warn (a person, automobile, etc.) with or as if with a flag (sometimes followed by down)
  2183. Nox·ious [nok-shuhs] 

    Noxious fumes
    harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being
  2184. Ar·bo·re·al [ahr-bawr-ee-uhl]

    These days, though, more and more adults are rediscovering the joys of arboreal hideaways.
    of or pertaining to trees; treelike
  2185. As·per·i·ty [uh-sper-i-tee] 

    The cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity.
    harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony
  2186. Dereliction

    Dereliction of duty.
    deliberate or conscious neglect
  2187. Detumescence [dee-too-mes-uhns]
    reduction or subsidence of swelling
  2188. Disencumber [dis-en-kuhm-ber]
    to free from a burden
  2189. Efficacy

    Strong crypto, in their view, was an answer of almost magical efficacy.
    capacity for producing a desired result
  2190. Effluviam [ih-floo-vee-uh]

    The danger here is that it must be interesting effluvia .
    (noun) slight or invisible exhalation or vapor
  2191. Effrontery

    The sheer effrontery of the thing took my breath away.
    shameless or impudent boldness
  2192. Empirical

    But a question is empirical only if you can imagine physical evidence that...
    derived from or guided by experience or experiment
  2193. Encomium [en-koh-mee-uhm]

    An encomium by the President greeted the returning hero
    formal expression of high praise
  2194. Ex·pa·ti·ate [ik-spey-shee-eyt] 

    To expatiate upon a theme
    to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion
  2195. Propinquity

    Their propinquity is a corroborating point, as is the quotation from the trial transcript.
    nearness in place
  2196. Prox·im·i·ty [prok-sim-i-tee

    Concertgoers praised the proximity between stages, relaxed environment and...
    nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
  2197. Recidivism [ri-sid-uh-viz-uhm]

    In slowing recidivism, they turned prisoners from tax burdens into taxpaying
    repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime
  2198. Sophomoric [sof-uh-mawr-ik]

    The director of a consumer group says he's sleazy and sophomoric .
    intellectually pretentious, overconfident, or conceited, but also immature
  2199. Desultory [des-uhl-tawr-ee]

    It helps that he is by nature a desultory, recessive fellow.
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  2200. Cogitate [koj-i-teyt]

    To cogitate about a problem.
    to think hard; ponder; meditate
  2201. Track Record

    An executive with a good track record.
    a record of achievements or performance
  2202. Vi·a·ble [vahy-uh-buhl]  

    We need to cut spending to make our fiscal future more reasonable, more viable.
    capable of living
  2203. De·test [dih-test]

    Little wonder that many faculty members detest department meetings.
    to feel abhorrence of; hate; dislike intensely
  2204. Rap sheet

    Those with cash and connections can clean up arap sheet  quickly.
    a record kept by law-enforcement authorities of a person's arrests and convictions.
  2205. A·pache [uh-pahsh] 

    Until the fuzzy letdowns of the final act, the movie is a sizzling intellectual apache dance.
    a Parisian gangster, rowdy, or ruffian.
  2206. A·pach·e [uh-pach-ee]
    1. a member of an Athabaskan people of the southwestern U.S. 2. (Military) a two-man U.S. Army helicopter designed to attack enemy armor with rockets or a 30mmgun and equipped for use in bad weather and in darkness.
  2207. Raze [reyz]  

    To raze a row of old buildings.
    to tear down; demolish; level to the ground
  2208. Chas·tise [chas-tahyz] 

    The purpose of this notice is not to chastise  anyone defendant's counsel.
    to discipline, especially by corporal punishment
  2209. Pa·tri·arch [pey-tree-ahrk]  

    He was also the patriarch and patron of a largecity-based family.
    the male head of a family or tribal line.
  2210. Ep·i·der·mis [ep-i-dur-mis] 

    Green food dye sinks into the top three or four layers of the epidermis.
    the outer, nonvascular, nonsensitive layer of the skin, covering the true skin or corium
  2211. Ser·vile [sur-vil]

    Servile flatterers.
    slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning
  2212. Ad·jure [uh-joor]
    to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty
  2213. Seethe [seeth]  

    Joseph has long been the apple of his father's eye, making his brothers seethe...
    to surge or foam as if boiling
  2214. Niggle [nig-uhl]

    "A nasty leg wound which still niggled at him" OR "He loved to niggle and criticize people".
    1. (Verb) Cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety 2. (Verb) Find fault with (someone) in a petty way
  2215. Me·an·der [mee-an-der]

    The stream meandered through the valley.
    to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course
  2216. Ac·crue [uh-kroo]  

    Full-time employees accrue annual leave based on years of employment.
    to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
  2217. Op·pro·bri·ous [uh-proh-bree-uhs]

    Opprobrious invectives.
    conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker
  2218. Pum·per·nick·el [puhm-per-nik-uhl]  

    The bread selection consists of dinner rolls, a rich pumpernickel, and pretzel bread.
    a coarse, dark, slightly sour bread made of unbolted rye.
  2219. Stra·tum [strey-tuhm]  

    A stratum of ancient foundations.
    a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another
  2220. Gran·ule [gran-yool] 

    In modern birds pigments in feathers come in small granules, and the granule for each color has a different shape.
    a little grain
  2221. Con·viv·i·al  [kuhn-viv-ee-uhl]

    A convivial atmosphere.
    friendly; agreeable
  2222. Adipose Tissue

    Adipose tissue, familiarly known as fat, is the organ specialized for that task.
    loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.
  2223. Squal·id [skwol-id]  

    He often slept in a squalid homeless shelter, if not under a bridge.
    foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy
  2224. Sor·did [sawr-did]  

    Sordid methods.
    morally ignoble or base; vile
  2225. Whet [hwet, wet] 

    Another swallower works underwater, in what may be a futile attempt to whet the blade.
    1. to sharpen (a knife, tool, etc.) by grinding or friction. 2. to make keen or eager; stimulate: to whet the appetite; to whet the curiosity
  2226. Lam·poon [lam-poon]

    The web has yet to meet a serious idea it couldn't lampoon .
    a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution
  2227. A·grar·i·an [uh-grair-ee-uhn] 

    Agrarian laws
    relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property
  2228. Ju·di·cious [joo-dish-uhs]

    Judicious use of one's money.
    using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic
  2229. Carp [kahrp]  

    To carp at minor errors.
    to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil
  2230. Ac·claim [uh-kleym]  

    To acclaim the conquering heroes.
    to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud
  2231. Au·to·crat [aw-tuh-krat]   

    Gaines is neither a my-way-or-the-highway autocrat nor a rah-rah motivator.
    an absolute ruler, especially a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions.
  2232. Waive [weyv]  

    To waive one's right
    to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo
  2233. Lam·baste [lam-beyst]  

    One is to lambaste those that don't see it as you do.
    to beat or whip severely.
  2234. Fla·grant [fley-gruhnt]  

    A flagrant error.
    shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring
  2235. An·tiq·ui·ty  [an-tik-wi-tee]  

    A bowl of great antiquity.
    the quality of being ancient; ancientness; old
  2236. An·ar·chist [an-er-kist]

    She had returned to anarchist activism, but it was taking its toll on her.
    a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed.
  2237. Quaff [kwof]  

    Best of all is hot tea, poured generously, and a welcome quaff on a cold
    to drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.
  2238. Cul·prit [kuhl-prit]  

    The crudest attacks come with the culprit's electronic fingerprints.
    a person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault
  2239. Shi Shi Nee (shey shey nee)
    (Chinese) Thank you
  2240. Guide·line [gahyd-lahyn]

    Guidelines on the government's future policy
    any guide or indication of a future course of action
  2241. A·bys·mal [uh-biz-muhl]

    Abysmal ignorance; abysmal poverty.
    extremely or hopelessly bad or severe
  2242. Re·morse [ri-mawrs]

    I could forgive him for what he did if he showed some remorse.
    a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs
  2243. Ab·es·sive [a-bes-iv] 

    A word in the abessive case.
    Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating absence, as Finnish puhumatta "without speaking."
  2244. Tin·sel [tin-suhl] 

    Please remove the ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand.
    a glittering metallic substance, as copper or brass, in thinsheets, used in pieces, strips, threads, etc., to produce a sparkling effect cheaply.
  2245. Plu·toc·ra·cy [ploo-tok-ruh-see] 

    We now live in a plutocracy that only answers to avarice and benefits the oligarchs.
    the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy
  2246. Vi·cin·i·ty [vi-sin-i-tee]

    There are no stores in the vicinity of our house.
    the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district;neighborhood
  2247. Fis·sile [fis-uhl]  

    Fissile wood
    capable of being split or divided; cleavable.
  2248. Wrest (rest)

    She managed to wrest true understanding from each of us with the simplest means.
    (Verb) Forcibly pull (something) from a person's grasp. (Noun) A key for tuning a harp or piano.
  2249. Cov·en·try (kəvəntrē)
    An industrial city in central England; pop. 292,600.
  2250. Pa·vil·ion [puh-vil-yuhn] 

    They were married in a pavilion filled with flowers.
    a light, usually open building used for shelter, concerts, exhibits, etc., as in a park or fair.
  2251. Bleak [bleek]

    A bleak plain.
    bare, desolate, and often windswept
  2252. Si·phon [sahy-fuhn]

    To siphon a secret bank account.
    (Verb) to convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon
  2253. The·og·o·ny [thee-og-uh-nee]
    the origin of the gods
  2254. De·scent [dih-sent]  

    The book describes his descent into a deep depression after the death of his wife
    the act, process, or fact of moving from a higher to a lower position.
  2255. Tar·iff [tar-if]  

    Once the quota is filled, a higher tariff is applied on additional imports.
    an official list or table showing the duties or customs imposedby a government on imports or exports.
  2256. Ter·race [ter-uhs] 

    There are some excellent photo opportunities from the upper terrace.
    a raised level with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, or the like, especially one of a series of levels rising one above another.
  2257. Grid·i·ron [grid-ahy-ern]  

    Meanwhile he took the mutton off the gridiron, and gravely handed it round.
    1. a football field. 2. a utensil consisting of parallel metal bars on which to broilmeat or other food. 3. a structure above the stage of a theater, from which hung scenery and the like are manipulated.
  2258. Grib·ble [grib-uhl
    a small, marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria that destroys submerged timber by boring into it.
  2259. Pun·chi·nel·lo [puhn-chuh-nel-oh]
    1. a grotesque or absurd chief character in a puppet show of Italian origin: the prototype of Punch. 2. any similarly grotesque or absurd person or thing.
  2260. Punch·y [puhn-chee]
    being or appearing vigorously effective; forceful.
  2261. Pun·cheon [puhn-chuhn] 

    Puncheon that is slightly elevated is termed surface puncheon.
    1. a large cask of varying capacity, but usually 80 gallons (304liters). 2. the volume of such a cask, used as a measure.
  2262. Tong [tawgn]
    (among Chinese living in the U.S.) a fraternal or secretsociety, often associated with criminal activities.
  2263. Tongs [tawngz] 

    Wearing heat-proof gloves and tongs , remove the boat containing the mixed
    any of various implements consisting of two arms hinged, pivoted, orotherwise fastened together, for seizing, holding, or lifting something(usually used with pair of).
  2264. De·ner·vate [dee-nur-veyt]
    (Surgery) to cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or body part) by surgery or anesthetic block.
  2265. Den·i·grate [den-i-greyt]

    To denigrate someone's character.
    to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame
  2266. Marshall Plan
    1. European Recovery Program. 2. Informal. any comprehensive program for federally supportedeconomic assistance, as for urban renewal.
  2267. Foreign Affairs

    Foreign affairs used to be the business of the pro-detente foreign ministry.
    activities of a nation in its relationships with other nations; international relations.
  2268. NATO [ney-toh]  

    This increased soviet fears that nato was planning an attack.
    an organization formed in Washington, D.C. (1949), comprising the12 nations of the Atlantic Pact together with Greece, Turkey, and the Federal Republic of Germany, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression.
  2269. Ha·va·su·pai [hah-vuh-soo-pahy]
    1. a member of a small tribe of nomadic North American Indians now living in Arizona. 2. the Yuman language of the Havasupai.
  2270. Ha·var·ti [huh-vahr-tee]
    a semisoft Danish cheese made of cow's milk
  2271. Ha·van·a [huh-van-uh]
    1. (Spanish Habana) a seaport in and the capital of Cuba, on the NW coast. 2. a cigar made in Cuba or of Cuban tobacco.
  2272. Ha·bak·kuk [huh-bak-uhk]
    1. Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c. 2. book of the Bible bearing his name
  2273. Hab·er·dash·er [hab-er-dash-er]  

    Her father was a bankrupt haberdasher, and her parents may not have been married.
    a retail dealer in men's furnishings, as shirts, ties, gloves,socks, and hats
  2274. Ul·ti·ma Thu·le [uhl-tuh-muh thoo-lee]
    A distant unknown region; the extreme limit of travel and discovery.
  2275. Ul·ti·ma [uhl-tuh-muh]
    the last syllable of a word.
  2276. Ul·ti·ma Ra·ti·o Re·gum [uhl-tuh-muh rey-shee-oh ree-guhm]
    the final argument of kings (a resort to arms): motto engraved onthe cannon of Louis XIV.
  2277. Ul·ti·ma Ra·tio [uhl-tuh-muh rey-shee-oh]
    the final argument; also: the last resort (as force)
  2278. Ul·ti·ma·cy [uhl-tuh-muh-see]
    1. the state or quality of being ultimate. 2. a basic or fundamental quality: to question the ultimacies of one's religious beliefs.
  2279. Ul·ti·ma·tum [uhl-tuh-mey-tuhm]  

    Ideally this ultimatum alone would suffice to prompt the government to release its prisoners.
    a final, uncompromising demand or set of terms issued by aparty to a dispute, the rejection of which may lead to aseverance of relations or to the use of force.
  2280. False Pretense
    (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
  2281. Flehmen (FLAY-mun)

    The vet explained to the children that what appeared to be a display of anger in the cat was actually a behavior called flehmen.
    a mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open and upper lip curled to facilitate exposure of the vomeronasal organ to a scent or pheromone
  2282. Tranche [trahnch]

    We’ve hired the first tranche of researchers.
    any part, division, or installment
  2283. In·so·far [in-suh-fahr]

    I will do the work insofar as I am able.
    to such an extent (usually followed by as)
  2284. In·sin·u·ate [in-sin-yoo-eyt] 

    He insinuated that they were lying.
    to suggest or hint slyly
  2285. In·cen·di·ar·y [in-sen-dee-er-ee]

    An incendiary extravaganza of music and dance.
    tending to inflame the senses
  2286. The Kinsey Scale
    A classification system for gauging sexual orientation, designed by Alfred Kinsey, and ranging from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual).
  2287. Zwit·ter·i·on [tsvit-er-ahy-uhn]  

    It is thought that a zwitterion is formed between the phenolic hydroxyl and the free amine.
    (Physical Chemistry) an ion with both a positive and a negative charge.
  2288. Laudable (LAW-duh-bul)

    Parents, faculty, and members of the community commended the students for their laudable efforts at cleaning up the park and renovating its play structures.
    worthy of praise: commendable
  2289. Census

    According to the latest census, the racial makeup of the town has changed dramatically in the last 50 years.
    1. a usually complete enumeration of a population; specifically: a periodic governmental enumeration of population 2. count, tally
  2290. El·lip·ti·cal [ih-lip-ti-kuhl]

    To converse in elliptical sentences.
    (of speech or writing) expressed with extreme or excessive economy; relieved of irrelevant matter
  2291. E·con·o·my [ih-kon-uh-mee] 

    He achieved a small economy by walking to work instead of taking a bus
    an act or means of thrifty saving; a saving
  2292. Tab·a·nid [tab-uh-nid]
    any of numerous bloodsucking flies of the family Tabanidae, comprising the deer flies and horse flies.
  2293. Tab·ard [tab-erd]

    He wore a tabard to the event
    1. A sleeveless jerkin consisting only of front and back pieces with a hole for the head. 2. A coarse garment of this kind as the outer dress of medieval peasants and clerics, or worn as a surcoat over armor.
  2294. Tav·ern [tav-ern] 

    He envied every days man and drover in the tavern their manly speech.
    1. a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises. 2. a public house for travelers and others; inn.
  2295. Tab

    A simple tab of leather is commonly used, as is as skeleton glove.
    1. a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration. 2. Informal. a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check.
  2296. Tab·a·ret [tab-uh-rit]  

    They decorated the room with a tabaret
    a durable silk or acetate fabric having alternating stripes ofsatin and moiré, for drapery and upholstery.
  2297. Tab·bou·leh [tuh-boo-luh] 

    We're buying lettuce in plastic packages and potato salad, tabbouleh , and hummus in deli containers.
    a salad of fine-ground bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, green onions, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice.
  2298. Caus·al [kaw-zuhl]  

    They're by no means implying a causal relationship between the two.
    1. of, constituting, or implying a cause. 2. (Grammar) . expressing a cause, as the conjunctions because  andsince.
  2299. Cau·se·rie [koh-zuh-ree]

    The monthly departmental causeries did much to foster a sense of community
    1. an informal talk or chat. 2. a short, informal essay, article, etc.
  2300. Trans·lu·cent [trans-loo-suhnt]

    Frosted window glass is translucent but not transparent.
    permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible
  2301. Eu·tha·na·sia (-ize) [yoo-thuh-ney-zhuh] 

    Some groups fear this trend could lead to widespread euthanasia.
    Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition.
  2302. Ab·rupt [uh-bruhpt]

    An abrupt departure.
    sudden or unexpected
  2303. A·pri·o·rism [ey-prahy-awr-iz-uhm]
    (Philosophy) belief in, or reliance upon, a priori reasoning, arguments, or principles.
  2304. A·prax·i·a [uh-prak-see-uh]  

    The doctor said his stiff movements may be because apraxia
    (Pathology) a disorder of the nervous system, characterized by an inability to perform purposeful movements, but not accompanied by a loss of sensory function or paralysis.
  2305. Brusque [bruhsk]

    A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.
    abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
  2306. Pith·y [pith-ee]  

    A pithy observation.
    brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible
  2307. Terse [turs]  

    Previously, officials limited themselves to terse announcements of such deaths.
    neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language
  2308. Pharaonic (fair-ey-ON-ik)  

    A construction project of pharaonic proportions.
    impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.
  2309. Par A·vion [pa ra-vyawn] 

    The mail was transferred via par avion
    by plane (used especially as a designation on matter to be sent by airmail).
  2310. Par·i·ty [par-i-tee] 

    The proof of baseball's parity is on the playing field.
    equality, as in amount, status, or character
  2311. Ex·trap·o·late [ik-strap-uh-leyt]

    Firefly was excellent because it extrapolated a reasonable future.
    to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture
  2312. Con·jec·ture [kuhn-jek-cher] 

    However it must not be based on mere conjecture or speculation.
    the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
  2313. Spec·u·la·tion [spek-yuh-ley-shuhn]  

    To engage in speculation on humanity's ultimate destiny.
    the contemplation or consideration of some subject
  2314. Con·tem·plate [kon-tuhm-pleyt]  

    To contemplate the stars.
    to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully
  2315. Thor·ough [thur-oh]

    A thorough search.
    executed without negligence or omissions
  2316. Bou·tique [boo-teek]  

    Firstly, there is a market for boutique high-end laptops and desktops.
    a small shop or a small specialty department within a largerstore, especially one that sells fashionable clothes and accessories or a special selection of other merchandise.
  2317. Em·bold·en [em-bohl-duhn]  

    They embolden extremists and fuel sectarian tensions.
    to make bold or bolder; hearten; encourage
  2318. Dog·leg [dawg-leg]  

    It is a dogleg stair with two steps rising to a shallow landing, then...
    a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle
  2319. Pis·ca·tol·o·gy [pis-kuh-tol-uh-jee]  

    He has so many boats that he must be fluent with piscatology.
    the art or science of fishing
  2320. Strophidon (or The slender giant moray or gangetic moray)
    the longest member of the family of moray eels. Specimens as large as 4 m have been recorded. This species is characterized by an elongated body, as well as brownish-grey dorsal coloration which pales towards the venter.
  2321. Kawasaki Disease 
    (Pathology) an acute illness of unknown cause, occurring primarily in children, characterized by high fever, swollen lymph glands, rash, redness inmouth and throat, and joint pain.
  2322. Pan·jan·drum [pan-jan-druhm]

    “For there rose in his pomp Sir Peter Tapsell, the Father of the House, and a panjandrum who makes the average double-breasted MP look like Norman Wisdom on a bad day.”
    a self-important or pretentious official.
  2323. Des·ul·to·ry [des-uhl-tawr-ee]  

    It helps that he is by nature a desultory, recessive fellow.
    lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful
  2324. Bre·loque [bruh-lohk]  

    “Mother-of-pearl brooches, hair ornaments, and breloques surrounded with diamonds are just beginning to be the rage in Paris.”
    a charm or trinket, especially one attached to a watch chain.
  2325. Vul·can·ize [vuhl-kuh-nahyz]  

    Knowledge and skill to use plastic bead welders and to vulcanize plastic or synthetic materials.
    to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting strength, greater elasticity, durability, etc.
  2326. Ex·crete [ik-skreet]  

    The organisms excrete the fuel, which can then be collected using conventional ...
    to separate and eliminate from an organic body; separate and expel from the blood or tissues, as waste or harmful matter.
  2327. Aft [aft]

    Stow the luggage aft.
    at, close to, or toward the stern or tail
  2328. A·baft [uh-baft]  

    The fife rail abaft the mainmast.
    to the rear of; aft of
  2329. O·be·di·ent [oh-bee-dee-uhnt]  

    An obedient son
    obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority
  2330. Luxuria
    self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: lust]
  2331. Lux·u·ri·ant [luhg-zhoor-ee-uhnt]

    "Forests of dark, luxuriant foliage"
    Rich and profuse in growth; lush
  2332. An·dan·te [ahn-dahn-tey] 

    “It's like a musical symphony, with an andante, allegro and all the rest," he said Thursday.”
    moderately slow and even
  2333. Al·le·gro [uh-ley-groh]

    It slides effortlessly from allegro to adagio, the pace quickening and slowing with each turn.
    brisk or rapid in tempo
  2334. A·da·gio [uh-dah-joh]  

    “I love Mahler but the adagio from the 5th symphony is used ad nauseum and sentimentally, almost in a Max Steiner Warner.”
    in a leisurely manner; slowly
  2335. Trop·po [trop-oh]  

    Allegro non troppo the first movement is in the concerto variant of sonata form.
    too much; excessively
  2336. Con·cer·to [kuhn-cher-toh]  

    The concerto alternated between evocative dreaminess and bright good humor.
    a composition for one or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment, now usually in symphonic form.
  2337. Cesser  
    the coming to an end of a term interest or annuity
  2338. Cessor
    In English law, formerly, one who neglected for two years to perform the service by which he held lands, so that he incurred the danger of the writ of cessavit.
  2339. Cessavit
    A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.
  2340. Tu·ni·ca  
    An enclosing membrane or layer of tissue.
  2341. Tunic
    a woman's upper garment, either loose or close-fitting and extending over the skirt to the hips or below.
  2342. Humoral
    Of or relating to the body fluids, esp. with regard to immune responses involving antibodies in body fluids as distinct from cells (see cell-mediated)
  2343. Bu·bonic [byoo-boh]  

    I have read an account of people going crazy, in these outbreaks of so called bubonic plagues
    In pathology, pertaining to or of the nature of a bubo (an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the groin or armpit)
  2344. Cry·o·lite  [krahy-uh-lahyt] 

    The metal is obtained from alumina by its electrolysis in molten cryolite .
    a mineral, sodium aluminum fluoride, Na 3  AlF 6, occurring in whitemasses, used as a flux in the electrolytic production of aluminum.
  2345. So·journ (-er) [soh-jurn]

    To sojourn on the Riviera for two months
    to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily
  2346. Fuliginous (fyoo-LIJ-uh-nus)

    Theo's journalism professor encouraged him to eschew fuliginous prose in favor of simple, straightforward language.
    1: sooty; obscure, murky 2: having a dark or dusky color
  2347. Cod·dle [kod-l]

    To coddle children when they're sick.
    to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper
  2348. In·dict·ment [in-dahyt-muhnt]

    It was not that he wasn't worthy of such an indictment.
    (Law) a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes.
  2349. Con·tri·tion [kuhn-trish-uhn]

    Real contrition rests on awareness and regret, not political expediency.
    sincere penitence or remorse
  2350. Jabba the Hutt
    Jabba's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic. He is about 600 years old, a Hutt crime lord and gangster who employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. In his palace on the desert planet Tatooine, he keeps a host of entertainers at his disposal: slaves, droids and alien creatures. Jabba has a grim sense of humour, an insatiable appetite, and affinities for gambling, slave girls and torture.
  2351. Prism [priz-uhm]

    Many of them view politics through a military prism.
    (Optics) a transparent solid body, often having triangular bases, used for dispersing light into a spectrum or for reflecting rays of light.
  2352. Swivet

    I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak.
    a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter
  2353. Zeus
    the supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, a son of Cronus and Rhea, the god of the heavens
  2354. Demeter
    goddess of agriculture and the protector of marriage and the social order, identified by the Romans with Ceres.
  2355. Hades
    the god ruling the underworld; Pluto
  2356. Hera
    the queen of heaven, a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the wife and sister of Zeus.
  2357. Hestian
    the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth.
  2358. Poseidon
    the ancient Greek god of the sea; identified by the Romans with Neptune
  2359. Athena
    goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare
  2360. Dionysus
    the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus
  2361. Hermes
    the ancient Greek herald and messenger of the gods and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft.
  2362. Apollo
    Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis
  2363. Artemis
    goddess associated with the moon, virginity, and hunting, she is  the sister of Apollo.
  2364. Ares
    god of war, a son of Zeus and Hera, identified by the Romans with Mars.
  2365. Aphrodite
    deity of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus.
  2366. Hephaestus
    the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan
  2367. Persephone
    a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
  2368. Pan
    the ancient Greek god of forests, pastures, and shepherds, represented with the head, chest, and arms of a man and the legs, horns and ears of a goat
  2369. Eros
    the ancient Greek god of love, identified by the Romans with Cupid.
  2370. Hand·i·craft [han-dee-kraft]

    The handicraft market has begun to expand into export markets for a range of products...
    1. manual skill. 2. an art, craft, or trade in which the skilled use of one's hands is required.
  2371. Lust

    Greed is the lust for money that causes one to do immoral things to get it.
    uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness.
  2372. Lech·er·y [lech-uh-ree] 

    What they were seeing was not lechery in action but science.
    unrestrained or excessive indulgence of sexual desire