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  1. BILK
    to cheat; defraud
  2. NOMINAL
    existing in name only; negligible
  3. BLIGHT
    to afflict; destroy
  4. BLITHE
    joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought
  5. NUANCE
    a subtle expression of meaning or quality
  6. FERVID
    intensely emotional; feverish
  7. SPECIOUS
    deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  8. SOLECISM
    grammatical mistake; blunder in speech
  9. JETTISON
    to discard; get rid of as unnecessary or encumbering
  10. LAMENT
    to express sorrow; to grieve
  11. GULLIBLE
    easily deceived
  12. FLORID
    excessively decorated or embellished
  13. FANATICAL
    acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme unquestioned devotion
  14. EPHEMERAL
    lasting a short time
  15. SEDITION
    behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
  16. GLIB
    fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual
  17. ABDICATE
    to give up a position, right, or power
  18. IRASCIBLE
    easily made angry
  19. FLAG
    to decline in vigor, strength, or interest
  20. FETID
    foul-smelling; putrid
  21. GLOWER
    to glare or stare angrily and intensely
  22. MONASTIC
    extremely plain or secluded
  23. PEDANT
    someone who shows off learning
  24. PATHOGENIC
    causing disease
  25. CHAUVINIST
    someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he/she belongs
  26. GUILE
    deceit; trickery
  27. SOBRIQUET
    nickname
  28. NASCENT
    starting to develop; coming into existence
  29. BELFRY
    bell tower; room in which a bell is hung
  30. BANAL
    predictable; cliched; boring
  31. CRESCENDO
    steadily increasing in volume or force
  32. FRUGALITY
    tending to be thrifty or cheap
  33. CORROBORATE
    to support with evidence
  34. AUSTERE
    severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
  35. LUMINOUS
    bright; brilliant; glowing
  36. GROVEL
    to humble oneself in a demeaning way
  37. SANGUINE
    ruddy; cheerfully optimistic
  38. STRATAGEM
    trick designed to deceive an enemy
  39. EMULATE
    to copy; to try to equal or excel
  40. HEGEMONY
    the domination of one state or group over its allies
  41. EXPURGATE
    to censor
  42. PARLEY
    discussion, usually b/w enemies
  43. FECUND
    fertile; fruitful; productive
  44. DISSEMBLE
    to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
  45. SPORTIVE
    frolicsome; playful
  46. VERDANT
    green with vegetation; inexperienced
  47. INIQUITY
    sin; evil act
  48. CONDONE
    to overlook, pardon, or disregard
  49. FALLOW
    dormant; unused
  50. OROTUND
    pompous
  51. DOGMATIC
    dictatorial in one's opinions
  52. TAWDRY
    gaudy, cheap, or showy
  53. SULLY
    to tarnish; taint
  54. VERNAL
    related to spring; fresh
  55. DROLL
    amusing in a wry, subtle way
  56. FURTIVE
    secret, stealthy
  57. CIRCUMSPECT
    cautious; aware of potential consequences
  58. MALINGER
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  59. ELOQUENT
    persuasive and moving, especially in speech
  60. RETICENT
    silent; reserved
  61. AUDACIOUS
    fearless and daring
  62. DIATRIBE
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  63. SARDONIC
    cynical; scornfully mocking
  64. ASSUAGE
    to make something unpleasant less severe
  65. DESICCATE
    to dry out thoroughly
  66. LAMPOON
    to ridicule with satire
  67. SURFEIT
    excessive amount
  68. GRIEVOUS
    causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing
  69. FRENETIC
    frantic; frenzied
  70. INGENUOUS
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  71. LAPIDARY
    relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them
  72. ZEAL
    passion; excitement
  73. INEXORABLE
    inflexible; unyielding
  74. MISANTHROPE
    a person who dislikes others
  75. ABYSS
    an extremely deep hole
  76. PRAGMATIC
    practical, as opposed to idealistic
  77. MISSIVE
    a written note or letter
  78. NETTLE
    to irritate
  79. ABSTAIN
    to choose not to do something
  80. SYCOPHANT
    a self-serving flatterer; yes-man
  81. LACHRYMOSE
    tearful
  82. PASTICHE
    piece of literature or music imitating other works
  83. FORD
    to cross a body of water by wading
  84. CONTRITE
    deeply sorrowful or repentant for a wrong
  85. PULCHRITUDE
    beauty
  86. ENUMERATE
    to count, list, or itemize
  87. NAIVE
    lacking sophistication or experience
  88. JUNCTURE
    point of time, especially where two things are joined
  89. CANARD
    a lie
  90. GREGARIOUS
    outgoing; sociable
  91. WINSOME
    charming; happily engaging
  92. VACILLATE
    to physically sway or be indecisive
  93. ITINERANT
    wandering from place to place; unsettled
  94. SACROSANCT
    extremely sacred; beyond criticism
  95. DIURNAL
    existing during the day
  96. TACITURN
    silent; not talkative
  97. ENDEMIC
    belonging to a particular area; inherent
  98. TOADY
    one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
  99. NEOLOGISM
    new word or expression
  100. SUPPLANT
    to replace (another) by force; to take the place of
  101. DYSPEPTIC
    suffering from indigestion; gloomy and irritable
  102. DOCTRINAIRE
    rigidly devoted to theories without regard for practicality; dogmatic
  103. GESTATION
    growth process from conception to birth
  104. EFFICACY
    effectiveness
  105. TALON
    claw of an animal, especially a bird of prey
  106. TERRESTRIAL
    earthly; down-to-earth; commonplace
  107. NEOPHYTE
    novice; beginner
  108. ENGENDER
    to produce, cause, or bring about
  109. DEFACE
    to mar the appearance of; vandalize
  110. OBSTINATE
    stubborn; unyielding
  111. LARGESS
    generous giving (as of money) to others who may seem inferior
  112. EDIFY
    to instruct morally and spiritually
  113. VENERATE
    to respect deeply
  114. STENTORIAN
    extremely loud
  115. HYPERBOLE
    purposeful exaggeration for effect
  116. PLETHORA
    excess
  117. OSTENSIBLE
    apparent
  118. MALLEABLE
    capable of being shaped
  119. OSTENTATION
    excessive showiness
  120. WAVER
    to fluctuate b/w choices
  121. DIRGE
    a funeral hymn or mournful speech
  122. OPAQUE
    impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
  123. DECORUM
    appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
  124. PLACATE
    to soothe or pacify
  125. PLASTIC
    able to be molded, altered, or bent
  126. OSSIFY
    to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
  127. TIRADE
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  128. SERAPHIC
    angelic; sweet
  129. LANGUID
    lacking energy; indifferent; slow
  130. ARBITRATE
    to judge a dispute b/w two opposing parties
  131. SCINTILLA
    trace amount
  132. MAR
    to damage or deface; spoil
  133. VENERABLE
    respected because of age
  134. GAMBOL
    to dance or skip around playfully
  135. VERACITY
    filled with truth and accuracy
  136. VERBOSE
    wordy
  137. VEX
    to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse
  138. CONTUMACIOUS
    rebellious
  139. MULTIFARIOUS
    diverse
  140. ETHOS
    beliefs or character of a group
  141. REPAST
    meal or mealtime
  142. REPLETE
    abundantly supplied; complete
  143. JARGON
    nonsensical talk; specialized language
  144. FATUOUS
    stupid; foolishly self-satisfied
  145. KINDLE
    to set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire
  146. EBULLIENT
    exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits
  147. GARRULOUS
    tending to talk a lot
  148. INTREPID
    fearless; resolutely courageous
  149. FAWN
    to grovel
  150. ZEALOT
    someone passionately devoted to a cause
  151. CANDID
    impartial and honest in speech
  152. SYBARITE
    a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
  153. PRISTINE
    fresh and clean; uncorrupted
  154. MOLLIFY
    to calm or make less severe
  155. PHILANTHROPY
    charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
  156. STOLID
    unemotional; lacking sensitivity
  157. PECCADILLO
    minor sin or offense
  158. VESTIGE
    a trace; remnant
  159. FORTUITOUS
    happening by chance; fortunate
  160. POTENTATE
    monarch or ruler with great power
  161. SYNCOPATION
    temporary irregularity in musical rhythm
  162. AUGUST
    dignified; grandiose
  163. PARADOX
    a contradiction or dilemma
  164. PERMEATE
    to penetrate
  165. PERVADE
    to be present throughout; to permeate
  166. ECLECTIC
    selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
  167. CACOPHONY
    harsh, jarring noise
  168. KUDOS
    fame, glory, or honor
  169. AMALGAMATE
    to combine; to mix together
  170. BURNISH
    to polish
  171. USURY
    the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
  172. DOGMA
    a firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
  173. BIFURCATE
    to divide into two parts
  174. CURMUDGEON
    cranky person, usually old
  175. EPICURE
    person with refined taste in food and wine
  176. SURLY
    rude and bad-tempered
  177. TANGENTIAL
    digressing; diverting
  178. IGNOBLE
    having low moral standards; not noble in character; mean
  179. MIRTH
    frivolity; gaiety; laughter
  180. IMPERTURBABLE
    not capable of being disturbed
  181. AMELIORATE
    to make better; to improve
  182. LAUD
    to give praise; to glorify
  183. ANACHRONISM
    something out of place in time
  184. SOPORIFIC
    causing sleep or lethargy
  185. ANOMALY
    deviation from what is normal
  186. DISTEND
    to swell, inflate, or bloat
  187. IMPASSE
    blocked path; dilemma with no solution
  188. ANTAGONIZE
    to annoy or provoke to anger
  189. ESCHEW
    to shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful)
  190. EXIGENT
    urgent; requiring immediate action
  191. CATALYST
    something that brings about a change in something else
  192. DIVINE
    to foretell or know by inspiration
  193. IDIOSYNCRASY
    peculiarity of temperament; eccentricity
  194. EXCULPATE
    to clear from blame; prove innocent
  195. DUPE
    to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
  196. CHAOS
    great disorder or confused situation
  197. EUPHONY
    pleasant, harmonious sound
  198. CONNOISSEUR
    a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
  199. LARCENY
    theft of property
  200. EUPHEMISM
    use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
  201. LASSITUDE
    a state of diminished energy
  202. JOCULAR
    playful; humorous
  203. APATHY
    lack of interest or emotion
  204. ARBITRARY
    determined by chance or impulse
  205. METICULOUS
    extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
  206. ENERVATE
    to reduce in strength
  207. RUSTIC
    rural
  208. DILATE
    to make larger; expand
  209. XENOPHOBIA
    a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
  210. ZEPHYR
    a gentle breeze; something airy or insubstantial
  211. NOISOME
    stinking; putrid
  212. METAPHOR
    figure of speech comparing two different things
  213. ELEGY
    a sorrowful poem or speech
  214. PROFLIGATE
    corrupt; degenerate
  215. CALUMNY
    a false and malicious accusation; misrepresentation
  216. SAGACIOUS
    shrewd; wise
  217. PROPITIATE
    to conciliate; to appease
  218. HAPLESS
    unfortunate; having bad luck
  219. PALATIAL
    relating to a palace; magnificent
  220. GARNER
    to gather and store
  221. POLYGLOT
    a speaker of many languages
  222. LUCID
    clear and easily understood
  223. EMBELLISH
    to add ornamental or fictitious details
  224. PUNGENT
    sharp and irritating to the senses
  225. ABERRANT
    deviating from what is normal or expected
  226. BOMBASTIC
    pompous in speech and manner
  227. BOLSTER
    to support; prop up
  228. BEVY
    group
  229. VISCOUS
    thick and adhesive, like a slow-flowing fluid
  230. GRADATION
    process occurring by regular degrees or stages; variation in color
  231. MORES
    fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
  232. VOLATILE
    easily arouse or changeable; lively or explosive
  233. ADVOCATE
    to speak in favor of
  234. MITIGATE
    to soften; to lessen
  235. ALLEVIATE
    to make more bearable
  236. PARRY
    to ward off or deflect, especially by a quick-witted answer
  237. TACIT
    done without using words
  238. MONOTONY
    no variation; tediously the same
  239. MOLT
    to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically
  240. ACME
    highest point; summit; the highest level or degree attainable
  241. ADULTERATE
    to make impure
  242. SLAKE
    to calm down or moderate
  243. FRACTIOUS
    unruly; rebellious
  244. ENCOMIUM
    warm praise
  245. INVECTIVE
    abusive language
  246. SALUBRIOUS
    healthful
  247. EFFIGY
    stuffed doll; likeness of a person
  248. ARCHAIC
    ancient; old-fashioned
  249. SENTIENT
    aware; conscious; able to perceive
  250. DISTAFF
    the female branch of a family
  251. SINECURE
    a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
  252. PUSILLANIMOUS
    cowardly; without courage
  253. DEFERENCE
    respect; courtesy
  254. ARTICULATE
    able to speak clearly and expressively
  255. SATIATE
    to satisfy fully or overindulge
  256. REPOSE
    relaxation; leisure
  257. REPUDIATE
    to reject the validity of
  258. REQUITE
    to return or repay
  259. PUERILE
    childish, immature, or silly
  260. INTRACTABLE
    not easily managed or manipulated
  261. PARIAH
    an outcast
  262. POSIT
    to assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
  263. PALLIATE
    to make less serious; ease
  264. ESOTERIC
    known or understood only by a few
  265. PROPRIETY
    the quality of behaving in a proper manner; obeying rules and customs
  266. PROLIFERATE
    to increase in number quickly
  267. INTERREGNUM
    period between reigns
  268. PRODIGAL
    lavish; wasteful
  269. MILITATE
    to operate against; work against
  270. MYOPIC
    lacking foresight; having a narrow view or lang-range perspective
  271. ENIGMA
    a puzzle; a mystery
  272. AMBIGUOUS
    doubtful or uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
  273. DICTUM
    authoritative statement
  274. OVERWROUGHT
    agitated; overdone
  275. ABATE
    to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
  276. ERRATIC
    wandering and unpredictable
  277. INUNDATE
    to overwhelm; to cover with water
  278. HOMOGENEOUS
    of a similar kind
  279. SUBLIME
    lofty or grand
  280. INNOCUOUS
    harmless
  281. IMPLACABLE
    unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  282. STIGMA
    a mark of shame or discredit
  283. IMPETUOUS
    quick to act without thinking
  284. HETEROGENEOUS
    composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
  285. CAPRICIOUS
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  286. EULOGY
    speech in praise of someone
  287. LOQUACIOUS
    talkative
  288. LETHARGIC
    acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
  289. DISSONANCE
    a harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
  290. SYMBIOSIS
    cooperation; mutual helpfulness
  291. FORESTALL
    to prevent or delay; anticipate
  292. SPARTAN
    highly self-disciplined; frugal; austere
  293. EFFRONTERY
    impudent boldness; audacity
  294. AXIOM
    premise; postulate; self-evident truth
  295. EXACERBATE
    to make worse
  296. EXONERATE
    to clear of blame
  297. PUGILISM
    boxing
  298. CHICANERY
    deception by means of craft or guile
  299. DITHER
    to act confusedly or without clear purpose
  300. PROBITY
    complete honesty and integriity
  301. NADIR
    lowest point
  302. ESTIMABLE
    admirable
  303. PRUDENCE
    wisdom, caution, restraint
  304. CARTOGRAPHY
    science or art of making maps
  305. EXPLICIT
    clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
  306. STASIS
    a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
  307. FOMENT
    to arouse or incite
  308. VARIEGATED
    varied; marked with different colors
  309. INGRATE
    ungrateful person
  310. VICISSITUDE
    a change or variation; ups and downs
  311. VIM
    vitality and energy
  312. VITUPERATE
    to abuse verbally; berate
  313. VOLUBLE
    talkative; speaking easily; glib
  314. WAN
    sickly pale
  315. WANTON
    undisciplined; unrestrained; reckless
  316. ABJURE
    to reject; abandon formally
  317. ABASE
    to humble; disgrace
  318. ACIDULOUS
    sour in taste or manner
  319. ALACRITY
    speed or quickness
  320. TOME
    book, usually large and academic
  321. QUERULOUS
    inclined to complain; irritable
  322. QUIESCENT
    motionless
  323. PEREGRINATE
    to wander from place to place; to travel, especially on foot
  324. DESULTORY
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  325. AMORTIZE
    to diminish by installment payments
  326. PERFIDIOUS
    willing to betray one's trust
  327. QUIXOTIC
    overly idealistic; impractical
  328. PERFUNCTORY
    done in a routine way; indifferent
  329. AMULET
    ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
  330. QUOTIDIAN
    occurring daily; commonplace
  331. DIAPHANOUS
    allowing light to show through; delicate
  332. TORPOR
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  333. TRANSITORY
    temporary; lasting a brief time
  334. PROCLIVITY
    a natural inclination or predisposition
  335. ANALGESIA
    a lessening or pain without loss of consciousness
  336. ABSCOND
    to leave secretly
  337. ANALOGOUS
    similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
  338. ANODYNE
    something that calms or soothes pain
  339. ANTIPATHY
    extreme dislike
  340. TRENCHANT
    acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective
  341. APOCRYPHAL
    of questionable authority or authenticity
  342. APOSTATE
    one who renounces a religious faith
  343. ABSTEMIOUS
    moderate in appetite
  344. APPROBATION
    approval and praise
  345. TURGID
    swollen as from a fluid; bloated
  346. ACCRETION
    a growth in size; an increase in amount
  347. AERIE
    a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded, dwelling
  348. TYRO
    beginner; novice
  349. UMBRAGE
    offense; resentment
  350. ARDOR
    intense and passionate feeling
  351. ARROGATE
    to claim without justification; to claim for oneself without right
  352. ASSAIL
    to attack; assault
  353. UNCONSCIONABLE
    unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust
  354. UNEQUIVOCAL
    absolute; certain
  355. UPBRAID
    to scold sharply
  356. HERMETIC
    tightly sealed
  357. HOARY
    very old; whitish or gray from age
  358. AESTHETIC
    concerning the appreciation of beauty
  359. ATTENUATE
    to reduce in force or degree; weaken
  360. AUGURY
    prophecy; prediction of events
  361. AFFECTED
    phony; artificial
  362. AGGRANDIZE
    to increase in power, influence, and reputation
  363. DECLIVITY
    downward slope
  364. HUSBAND
    to manage economically; to use sparingly
  365. EQUIVOCATE
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  366. DECOROUS
    proper; tasteful; socially correct
  367. DELETERIOUS
    subtly or unexpectedly harmful
  368. DEMAGOGUE
    a leader or rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
  369. DEMUR
    to express doubts or objection
  370. RACONTEUR
    witty, skillful storyteller
  371. ERSATZ
    fake
  372. ERUDITE
    learned; scholarly; bookish
  373. PEJORATIVE
    having bad connotations; disparaging
  374. PENURY
    an oppressive lack of resource (as money); severe poverty
  375. DERIDE
    to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
  376. RAREFY
    to make thinner or sparser
  377. REDRESS
    relief from wrong or injury
  378. REJOINDER
    response
  379. DIFFIDENT
    lacking self-confidence
  380. DILATORY
    intended to delay
  381. EXPONENT
    one who champions or advocates
  382. PERIPATETIC
    wandering from place to place, especially on foot
  383. NUMISMATICS
    coin collecting
  384. PERSPICACIOUS
    shrewd, astute, or keen-witted
  385. OBDURATE
    hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
  386. DILETTANTE
    someone with an amateurish or superficial interest in a topic
  387. RESTIVE
    impatient, uneasy, or restless
  388. PHALANX
    a compact or close-knit body of people, animals, or things
  389. DISABUSE
    to set right; free from error
  390. DISCERN
    to perceive or recognize
  391. PHILISTINE
    a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
  392. DISPARATE
    fundamentally different; entirely unalike
  393. JINGOISM
    belligerent support of one's country
  394. INQUEST
    an investigation; an inquiry
  395. KEEN
    having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive
  396. LATENT
    potential that is not readily apparent
  397. INCULCATE
    to teach; impress in the mind
  398. OBLIQUE
    indirect or evasive; misleading or devious
  399. LAVISH
    extremely generous or extravagant; giving unsparingly
  400. OBSEQUIOUS
    overly submissive and eager to please
  401. KINETIC
    relating to motion; characterized by movement
  402. LEERY
    suspicious
  403. OBVIATE
    to prevent; to make unnecessary
  404. LEGERDEMAIN
    trickery
  405. KNELL
    sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
  406. LEVITY
    an inappropriate lack of seriousness; overly casual
  407. OCCLUDE
    to stop up; prevent the passage of
  408. OFFICIOUS
    too helpful; meddlesome
  409. LIBERAL
    tolerant or broad-minded; generous or lavish
  410. LACONIC
    using few words
  411. INIMICAL
    hostile; unfriendly
  412. INCHOATE
    not fully formed; disorganized
  413. ONEROUS
    troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
  414. OPINE
    to express an opinion
  415. PHLEGMATIC
    calm and unemotional in temperament
  416. LIBERTINE
    a free thinker, usually used disparagingly; one without moral restraint
  417. PITHY
    profound or substantial yet concise succinct, and to the point
  418. LICENTIOUS
    immoral; unrestrained by society
  419. PLEBEIAN
    crude or coarse; characteristic of commoners
  420. LIMPID
    clear; transparent
  421. PLUCKY
    courageous; spunky
  422. LIONIZE
    to treat as a celebrity
  423. LISSOME
    easily flexed; limber; agile
  424. POLEMIC
    controversy; argument; verbal attack
  425. OPPROBRIUM
    public disgrace
  426. LISTLESS
    lacking energy and enthusiasm
  427. POLITIC
    shrewd and practical in managing or dealing with things; diplomatic
  428. RHETORIC
    effective writing or speaking
  429. LIVID
    discolored from a bruise; reddened with anger
  430. LUGUBRIOUS
    sorrowful; mournful; dismal
  431. LUMBER
    to move slowly and awkwardly
  432. MACHINATION
    plot or scheme
  433. CLOYING
    sickly sweet; excessive
  434. RIBALD
    humorous in a vulgar way
  435. ROCOCO
    very highly ornamented
  436. IMPUGN
    to call into question; to attack verbally
  437. COALESCE
    to grow together to form a single whole
  438. COFFER
    strongbox; large chest for money
  439. COGENT
    convincing and well-reasoned
  440. WHIMSICAL
    lightly acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
  441. WILY
    clever; deceptive
  442. COLLUSION
    collaboration; complicity; conspiracy
  443. WIZENED
    shriveled; withered; wrinkled
  444. WRAITH
    a ghost or specter; a ghost of a living person seen just before his/her death
  445. YOKE
    to join together
  446. ZENITH
    the point of culmination; peak
  447. ICONOCLAST
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  448. CONVOLUTED
    intricate and complicated
  449. COSSET
    to pamper; treat with great care
  450. COTERIE
    an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
  451. CREDULOUS
    too trusting; gullible
  452. CRAVEN
    lacking courage
  453. CUPIDITY
    greed; strong desire
  454. DEBUTANTE
    young woman making debut in high society
  455. SALIENT
    prominent; of notable significance
  456. PRATTLE
    meaningless; foolish talk
  457. PRECIPITATE
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
  458. PRECIS
    short summary of facts
  459. JUDICIOUS
    sensible; showing good judgement
  460. INTRANSIGENT
    uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
  461. INSIPID
    lacking interest or flavor
  462. INVIDIOUS
    envious, obnoxious, or offensive; likely to promote ill-will
  463. INVESTITURE
    ceremony conferring authority
  464. INURE
    to harden; accustom become used to
  465. IMPRECATION
    a curse
  466. PALLID
    lacking color or liveliness
  467. PANACHE
    flamboyance or dash in style and action; verve
  468. ABEYANCE
    temporary suppression or suspension
  469. PANEGYRIC
    elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise
  470. CASTIGATE
    to punish or criticize harshly
  471. PANOPLY
    impressive array
  472. BONHOMIE
    good-natured geniality; atmosphere of good cheer
  473. PARAGON
    model of excellence or perfection
  474. BOOR
    crude person, one lacking manners or taste
  475. BURGEON
    to grow and flourish
  476. MAELSTROM
    whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind
  477. MAGNATE
    powerful or influential person
  478. MALEDICTION
    a curse; a wish of evil upon another
  479. MANNERED
    artificial or stilted in character
  480. MARTINET
    strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules
  481. CATHOLIC
    universal; broad and comprehensive
  482. PARE
    to trim off excess; reduce
  483. CAUSTIC
    biting in wit
  484. CABAL
    a secret group seeking to overturn something
  485. MAUDLIN
    overly sentimental
  486. MENDACIOUS
    dishonest
  487. MENDICANT
    beggar
  488. MERCURIAL
    quick, shrewd, and unpredictable
  489. MERETRICIOUS
    gaudy; falsely attractive
  490. INGRATIATE
    to gain favor with another by deliberate effort; to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
  491. INSURRECTION
    rebellion
  492. PRESCIENT
    having foresight
  493. PREVARICATE
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  494. INTER
    to bury
  495. IMBUE
    to infuse, dye, wet, or moisten
  496. IMPECUNIOUS
    poor; having no money
  497. IMPERVIOUS
    impossible to penetrate
  498. IMPIOUS
    not devout in religion
  499. INCARNADINE
    blood-red in color
  500. INDOLENT
    habitually lazy or idle

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