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  1. gullible
    • Adjective:Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
    • Synonyms:credulous - naive - trustful
  2. gossamer
    • Noun:A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen esp. in autumn.
    • Adjective:Made of or resembling gossamer.
    • Synonyms:noun. cobweb - gauzeadjective. fine - thin - slight - subtle - gossamery
  3. pigtail
    • Noun:A braid or gathered hank of hair hanging from the back of the head, or either of a pair at the sides.A short length of flexible braided wire connecting a stationary part to a moving part in an electrical device.
    • Synonyms:braid - plait - queue - tress
  4. hoax
    • Noun:A humorous or malicious deception.
    • Verb:Deceive with a hoax.
    • Synonyms:noun. fraud - trick - deception - deceit - spoofverb. cheat - swindle - bamboozle - deceive - fool - spoof
  5. holler
    • Verb:(of a person) Give a loud shout or cry.
    • Noun:A loud cry or shout.
    • Synonyms:verb. shout - cry - yell - whoop - exclaim - bawl - callnoun. shout - cry - yell
  6. deranged
    Cause (someone) to become insane: "a deranged man".Throw (something) into confusion; cause to act irregularly: "stress deranges the immune system".
  7. gaunt
    • Adjective:(of a person) Lean and haggard, esp. because of suffering, hunger, or age.
    • Synonyms:lean - scrawny - skinny - thin - meager - scraggy
  8. streak
    • Noun:A long, thin line or mark of a different substance or color from its surroundings: "a streak of oil".
    • Verb:Cover (a surface) with streaks: "tears streaking her face, Cynthia looked up".
    • Synonyms:noun. stripe - line - stripverb. stripe
  9. banter
    • Noun:The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
    • Verb:Talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way: "the men bantered with the waitresses"; "a bantering tone".
    • Synonyms:noun. jest - joke - raillery - pleasantry - badinageverb. joke - jest - chaff - lark - tease - jape - mock
  10. tatter
    rag: a small piece of cloth or paper.
  11. cadaver
    A corpse.
  12. hurl
    Throw (an object) with great force: "rioters hurled a brick through the windshield of a car".
  13. eeriness
    strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear.
  14. desolate
    • Adjective:(of a place) Deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness.
    • Verb:Make (a place) bleakly and depressingly empty or bare.
    • Synonyms:adjective. forlorn - lonely - solitary - desert - desertedverb. devastate - ravage
  15. murky
    • Adjective:Dark and gloomy, esp. due to thick mist.(of liquid) Dark and dirty; not clear.
    • Synonyms:dark - gloomy - obscure - somber - murk - sombre - dim
  16. whiff
    • Noun:A smell that is only smelled briefly or faintly: "I caught a whiff of perfume".
    • Verb:Get a brief or faint smell of: "he whiffed Limburger".
    • Synonyms:noun. puff - breath - waftverb. smell - sniff - puff
  17. famished
    • Adjective:Extremely hungry.
    • Synonyms:hungry - ravenous - starved - starveling - sharp-set
  18. filthy
    • Adjective:Disgustingly dirty.
    • Adverb:To an extreme and often disgusting extent: "he is filthy rich".
    • Synonyms:foul - nasty - sordid - unclean - smutty - squalid
  19. sagged
    • Verb:Sink or subside gradually under weight or pressure or through lack of strength: "he sagged against the wall".
    • Hang down loosely or unevenly.
  20. gringo
    A white person from an English-speaking country (used in Spanish-speaking regions, chiefly Latin America).
  21. scour
    • Verb:Clean
    • or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically
    • with an abrasive or detergent: "he scoured the bathtub".Subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something.
    • Noun:The action of scouring or the state of being scoured, esp. by swift-flowing water.
    • Synonyms:verb. clean - scrub - rub - washnoun. scrub
  22. paragon
    • Noun:A person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.A person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
    • Synonyms:model - pattern - example
  23. vying
    Verb:Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
  24. fester
    • Verb:(of a wound or sore) Become septic; suppurate.(of food or garbage) Become rotten and offensive to the senses.
    • Synonyms:suppurate - rankle - maturate - putrefy
  25. pell-mell
    In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter. 2. In frantic disorderly haste; headlong
  26. permeate
    Verb:Spread throughout (something); pervade.Synonyms:penetrate - pervade - pierce - percolate - infiltrate
  27. impervious
    • Adjective:Not allowing something to pass through; not penetrable.Unable to be affected by: "impervious to the heat".
    • Synonyms:impermeable - impenetrable
  28. retribution
    • Noun:Punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved.
    • Synonyms:requital - retaliation - punishment - reward - penalty
  29. precarious
    • Adjective:Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.Dependent on chance; uncertain.
    • Synonyms:uncertain - insecure - dubious - doubtful - unsafe
  30. multifarious
    • Adjective:Many and of various types.Having many varied parts or aspects.
    • Synonyms:manifold - various - varied - diverse - miscellaneous
  31. aegis
    • Noun:The
    • protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization:
    • "negotiations were conducted under the aegis of the UN".(in classical art and mythology) An attribute of Zeus and Athena usually represented as a goatskin shield.
    • Synonyms:egis - protection - shield - defence - defense
  32. mutiny
    • Noun:An open rebellion against the proper authorities, esp. by soldiers or sailors against their officers.
    • Verb:Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority.
    • Synonyms:noun. rebellion - revolt - insurrection - riot - uprisingverb. rebel - revolt - riot - rise
  33. vacillate
    • Verb:Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
    • Synonyms:waver - wobble - hesitate - oscillate - fluctuate
  34. hobble
    • Verb:Walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
    • Noun:An awkward way of walking, typically due to pain from an injury.
    • Synonyms:verb. limp - haltnoun. limp
  35. mercenary
    • Adjective:(of a person or their behavior) Primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
    • Noun:A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
    • Synonyms:adjective. venalnoun. hireling - soldier of fortune
  36. strident
    • Adjective:Loud and harsh; grating.Presenting a point of view, esp. a controversial one, in an excessively and unpleasantly forceful way.
    • Synonyms:sharp - grating
  37. cleansing
    • Verb:Make (something, esp. the skin) thoroughly clean: "this preparation will cleanse and tighten the skin"; "a cleansing cream".Rid
    • (a person, place, or thing) of something seen as unpleasant, unwanted,
    • or defiling: "the mission to cleanse the nation of subversives".
  38. clairvoyant
    • Noun:A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
    • Adjective:Having or exhibiting such an ability.
    • Synonyms:noun. seeradjective. clear-sighted - discerning - farsighted
  39. splinter
    • Noun:A small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece: "a splinter of ice".
    • Verb:Break or cause to break into small sharp fragments: "the crash splintered the wooden barricade".
    • Synonyms:noun. chip - sliver - fragment - shiver - splintverb. split - cleave - shatter
  40. apprehensive
    • Adjective:Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.Of or relating to perception or understanding.
    • Synonyms:anxious - fearful - afraid
  41. hulking
    • Adjective:(of a person or object) Large, heavy, or clumsy: "a hulking young man".
    • Synonyms:clumsy - unwieldy - awkward - ungainly - heavy - bulky
  42. promulgate
    • Verb:Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).Put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.
    • Synonyms:proclaim - publish - declare - announce - give out
  43. internecine
    • Adjective:Destructive to both sides in a conflict: "savage internecine warfare".
    • Synonyms:murderous - homicidal - deadly
  44. veil
    • Noun:A piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face: "a white bridal veil".
    • Verb:Cover with or as though with a veil.
    • Synonyms:noun. cover - shroud - curtain - cloak - pall - veiling - maskverb. cover - mask - conceal - cloak - hide - disguise - shroud
  45. fleeter
    Adjective:Fast and nimble in movement: "a man of advancing years, but fleet of foot".
  46. lingering
    • Adjective:Lasting for a long time or slow to end.
    • Synonyms:long - slow - prolonged - protracted
  47. swindle
    • Verb:Use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions.
    • Noun:A fraudulent scheme or action.
    • Synonyms:verb. cheat - deceive - defraud - trick - beguile - gull - dupenoun. fraud - cheat - imposture - humbug - deceit - deception
  48. ruffle
    • Verb:Disorder or disarrange (someone's hair), typically by running one's hands through it: "he ruffled her hair affectionately".
    • Noun:An ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, esp. around the wrist or neck.
    • Synonyms:verb. rumplenoun. frill - ripple
  49. quash
    • Verb:Reject as invalid, esp. by legal procedure: "his conviction was quashed on appeal".Put an end to; suppress: "a hospital executive quashed rumors that nursing staff will lose jobs".
    • Synonyms:annul - cancel - rescind - nullify - abrogate - repeal
  50. strife
    • Noun:Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
    • Synonyms:quarrel - contention - dispute - fight - conflict
  51. sliver
    • Noun:A small, thin, narrow piece of something cut or split off a larger piece.
    • Verb:Cut or break (something) into small, thin, narrow pieces.
    • Synonyms:noun. splinter - chip - shiververb. split - splinter
  52. bolster
    • Noun:A long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
    • Verb:Support or strengthen; prop up: "the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence".
    • Synonyms:noun. pad - pillow - cushionverb. support - uphold - back
  53. rigged
    Verb:Make (a sailing ship or boat) ready for sailing by providing it with sails and rigging.Manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to produce an advantageous result.
  54. bungle
    • Verb:Carry
    • out (a task) clumsily or incompetently, leading to failure or an
    • unsatisfactory outcome: "she had bungled every attempt to help".
    • Noun:A mistake or failure.
    • Synonyms:verb. botchnoun. botch
  55. treason
    • Noun:The crime of betraying one's country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.The action of betraying someone or something.
    • Synonyms:treachery - betrayal - perfidy - disloyalty - sellout
  56. upheaval
    • Noun:A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.An upward displacement of part of the earth's crust.
    • Synonyms:cataclysm - revolution - shift
  57. topple
    • Verb:Overbalance or become unsteady and fall slowly.Cause to fall in such a way: "disagreement had threatened to topple the government".
    • Synonyms:overturn - tumble - overthrow - fall - upset
  58. allotment
    • Noun:The amount of something allocated to a particular person.The action of allotting.
    • Synonyms:allocation - assignment - share - distribution - quota
  59. dole out
    distribute: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present";
  60. insignia
    • Noun:A badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem.
    • Synonyms:badge - ensign
  61. bevy
    • Noun:A large group of people or things of a particular kind.A group of birds, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
    • Synonyms:flock - herd - swarm - crowd - cluster - group - troop
  62. sinister
    • Adjective:Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.Wicked or criminal.
    • Synonyms:ominous - evil - portentous - baleful - inauspicious
  63. deplore
    • Verb:Feel or express strong disapproval of (something): "we deplore this act of violence".
    • Synonyms:bewail - regret - mourn - lament - bemoan - rue - weep
  64. smirk
    • Verb:Smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.
    • Noun:A smug, conceited, or silly smile: "a self-satisfied smirk".
    • Synonyms:verb. simper - grinnoun. grin - simper
  65. muff
    • Noun:A tube made of fur or other warm material into which the hands are placed for warmth.A mistake or failure, esp. a failure to catch or receive a ball cleanly.
    • Verb:Handle (a situation, task, or opportunity) clumsily or badly.
  66. slimy
    • Adjective:Covered by or having the consistency of slime.Disgustingly immoral, dishonest, or obsequious.
    • Synonyms:muddy - oozy - mucous - sludgy
  67. slander
    • Noun:The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
    • Verb:Make false and damaging statements about (someone).
    • Synonyms:noun. calumny - libel - defamation - aspersion - obloquyverb. defame - calumniate - traduce - vilify - backbite - libel
  68. allude
    • Verb:Suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.Mention without discussing at length.
    • Synonyms:hint - refer - intimate - suggest - imply - mention
  69. tinsel
    • Noun:A form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil.Showy or superficial attractiveness or glamour.
    • Synonyms:spangle
  70. spat
    • Noun:A short cloth gaiter covering the instep and ankle.A petty quarrel.The spawn or larvae of shellfish, esp. oysters.
    • Verb:Quarrel pettily.
    • Synonyms:quarrel - altercate
  71. premonition
    • Noun:A strong feeling of something about to happen, esp. something unpleasant.
    • Synonyms:presentiment - warning - augury - hunch - caution
  72. acquiesce
    • Verb:Accept something reluctantly but without protest.
    • Synonyms:consent - agree - assent - accede - comply
  73. prissy
    Adjective:(of a person or their manner) Fussily and excessively respectable.(of clothes) Overadorned with details such as ruffles and bows.
  74. fussy
    Adjective:(of a person) Fastidious about one's needs or requirements; hard to please: "he is very fussy about what he eats".Showing excessive or anxious concern about detail.
  75. mangle
    • Verb:Severely
    • mutilate, disfigure, or damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing:
    • "mangled beyond recognition"; "mangling Bach on the piano".Press or squeeze with a mangle.
    • Noun:A large machine that uses heated rollers to iron sheets or other fabrics.
    • Synonyms:mutilate - maim
  76. mutilate
    • Verb:Inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on.Inflict serious damage on.
    • Synonyms:maim - mangle - lame
  77. maim
    • Verb:Wound or injure (someone) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.
    • Synonyms:mutilate - lame - mangle - disable
  78. ominous
    • Adjective:Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.
    • Synonyms:sinister - portentous - inauspicious - threatening
  79. slender
    • Adjective:(of a person or part of the body) Gracefully thin.(esp. of a rod or stem) Of small girth or breadth.
    • Synonyms:slim - thin - slight - tenuous - svelte - fine - delicate
  80. taper
    • Noun:A slender candle.
    • Verb:Diminish or reduce or cause to diminish or reduce in thickness toward one end: "the tail tapers to a rounded tip".
    • Synonyms:noun. coneverb. sharpen
  81. mardi gras
    maslenitsa
  82. jangle
    • Verb:Make or cause to make a ringing metallic sound, typically a discordant one.
    • Noun:A ringing metallic sound.
    • Synonyms:verb. rattle - clatternoun. noise
  83. roust
    Verb:Cause to get up or start moving; rouse: "I rousted him out of his bed".Treat roughly; harass.
  84. booze
    • Noun:Alcohol, esp. hard liquor.
    • Verb:Drink
    • alcohol, esp. in large quantities: "you used to booze a lot on
    • expensive hard liquor"; "Michael is trying to quit boozing".
    • Synonyms:noun. boose - liquor - drink - alcoholverb. boose - drink - tope - tipple
  85. cinder
    • Noun:A small piece of partly burned coal or wood that has stopped giving off flames but still has combustible matter in it.
    • Synonyms:ash - ember - dross
  86. minting
    Verb:Make (a coin) by stamping metal.Produce for the first time: "an example of newly minted technology".
  87. parable
    • Noun:A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
    • Synonyms:parabola - allegory - simile
  88. morbid
    • Adjective:Characterized
    • by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and
    • unpleasant subjects, esp. death and disease.Of the nature of or indicative of disease.
    • Synonyms:unhealthy - diseased - unsound - ill - sickly
  89. hellacious
    Adjective:Very great, bad, or overwhelming: "there was this hellacious hailstorm".
  90. pithy
    • Adjective:(of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive.(of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith.
    • Synonyms:terse - concise - succinct
  91. gait
    • Noun:A person's manner of walking.
    • Verb:(of a dog or horse) Walk in a trained gait, as at a show: "the dogs are gaiting in a circle".
    • Synonyms:pace - walk - tread - step - walking
  92. umpire
    • Noun:(in
    • some sports) An official who watches a game or match closely to enforce
    • the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
    • Verb:Act as an umpire.
    • Synonyms:noun. referee - judge - arbiter - arbitratorverb. referee - arbitrate - judge - adjudicate
  93. bob around
    move up and down with no specific path;
  94. drudgery
    • Noun:Hard, menial, or dull work.
    • Synonyms:toil - slavery - hackwork
  95. cortisone
    Noun:A hormone produced by the adrenal cortex.
  96. tickle
    • Verb:Lightly
    • touch or prod (a person or a part of the body) in a way that causes
    • itching and often laughter: "she tickled me under the chin".
    • Noun:An act of tickling someone: "a little tickle".
    • Synonyms:verb. titillate - itchnoun. tickling - titillation
  97. minnow
    Peskar (fish)
  98. ligament
    • Noun:A short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.A membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position.
    • Synonyms:tie - chord
  99. cartilage
    • Noun:Firm,
    • whitish, flexible connective tissue found in various forms in the
    • larynx, in the external ear, and in the articulating surfaces of...A particular structure made of this tissue.
    • Synonyms:gristle
  100. ebb
    • Noun:The movement of the tide out to sea: "the tide was on the ebb"; "the ebb tide".
    • Verb:(of tidewater) Move away from the land; recede.
    • Synonyms:noun. decline - reflux - ebb tide - low tideverb. subside - wane - sink - recede - decline - go down
  101. shin
    • Noun:The front of the leg below the knee.
    • Verb:Climb quickly up or down by gripping with one's arms and legs: "he shinned up a tree".
    • Synonyms:noun. shank - shinbone - tibia - legverb. climb - clamber - scramble
  102. huff
    A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique
  103. twinge
    • Noun:A sudden, sharp localized pain.
    • Verb:(of a part of the body) Suffer a sudden, sharp localized pain.
    • Synonyms:noun. pangverb. ache - pain
  104. boogie
    • Noun:A style of blues with a strong, fast beat.
    • Verb:Dance to fast pop or rock music: "ready to boogie down to the music".
    • Synonyms:boogie-woogie
  105. docile
    • Adjective:Ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
    • Synonyms:tractable - obedient - tame - submissive - biddable
  106. hamstring
    • Noun:Any of five tendons at the back of a person's knee.
    • Verb:Cripple (a person or animal) by cutting their hamstrings.
    • Synonyms:disable
  107. koan
    • Noun:A
    • paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the
    • inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment.
  108. cohesion
    The action or fact of forming a united whole: "the work at present lacks cohesion".The sticking together of particles of the same substance.

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