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  1. abacus
    frame with balls for calculating
  2. abate
    to lessen to subside
  3. abdication
    giving up control authority
  4. aberration
    straying away from what is normal
  5. abet
    help/encourage somebody (in doing wrong)
  6. abeyance
    suspended action
  7. abhor
    to hate to detest
  8. abide
    be faithful to endure
  9. abjure
    promise or swear to give up
  10. abraded
    rubbed off worn away by friction
  11. abrogate
    repeal or annul by authority
  12. abscond
    to go away suddenly (to avoid arrest)
  13. abstruse
    difficult to comprehend obscure
  14. abut
    border on
  15. abysmal
    bottomless extreme
  16. acarpous
    effete no longer fertile worn out
  17. acclaimed
    welcomed with shouts and approval
  18. accolade
    praise approval
  19. accretion
    the growing of separate things into one
  20. accrue
    accumulate
  21. acumen
    Keen, quick, accurate insight or judgment
  22. adamant
    kind of stone inflexible
  23. admonitory
    containing warning
  24. adorn
    add beauty decorate
  25. adulteration
    making unpure poorer in quality
  26. affable
    polite and friendly
  27. affinity
    close connection relationship
  28. aggravate
    make worse irritate
  29. agile
    active quick-moving
  30. agog
    eager/excited
  31. ail
    to cause pain, uneasiness, or trouble to.
  32. alacrity
    eager and cheerful readiness
  33. alcove
    recess/partially enclosed place
  34. ale
    fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer
  35. aleck
    one who considers himself smarter than others
  36. allegiance
    duty support loyalty
  37. alleviate
    make (pain) easier to bear
  38. alloy
    to debase by mixing with something inferior
  39. aloof
    reserved indifferent
  40. amalgamate
    mix combine unite societies
  41. ambidextrous
    able to use the left hand or the right equally well
  42. ambiguous
    doubtful uncertain
  43. ambivalent
    having both of two contrary meanings
  44. ambrosial
    extremely pleasing to taste
  45. ameliorate
    improve make better
  46. amortize
    end (a debt) by setting aside money
  47. anguish
    severe suffering
  48. animosity
    strong dislike
  49. antidote
    medicine used against a poison or a disease
  50. antithetical
    direct opposing
  51. apartheid
    brutal racial discrimination
  52. aplomb
    self-confidence
  53. apostate
    one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
  54. apotheosis
    deification glorification to godliness
  55. appease
    make quiet or calm
  56. apprehensive
    grasping understanding fear unhappy feeling about future
  57. apprise
    give notice to inform
  58. approbation
    approval
  59. apropos
    appropriate to the situation apt
  60. apt
    well-suited quick-witted
  61. arabesque
    a complex ornate design
  62. arboreal
    of connected with trees
  63. ardor
    enthusiasm
  64. arduous
    steep difficult ascent laborious
  65. argot
    jargon slang
  66. arrant
    in the highest degree
  67. arrogance
    proud superior manner of behaviour
  68. articulate
    speak distinctly connect by joints
  69. ascend
    go or come up
  70. ascertain
    get to know
  71. ascetic
    practicing self-denial austere stark
  72. ascribe
    consider to be the origin of or belonging to
  73. aseptic
    surgically clean
  74. asperity
    roughness harshness ill temper irritability
  75. aspersion
    slander
  76. assail
    with attack violently
  77. assiduous
    diligent hard-working sedulous
  78. assuage
    make something (pain desire) less
  79. asterisk
    the mark * (e.g.. omitted letters)
  80. astringent
    substance that shrinks
  81. astute
    clever quick at seeing to get an advantage
  82. atonement
    repayment death of Jesus
  83. attenuate
    make thin. weaken enervate
  84. attune
    bring into harmony
  85. audacious
    Bold
  86. augury
    omen sign
  87. august
    majestic venerable
  88. auspicious
    favorable successful prosperous
  89. austere
    severely moral and strict simple and plain
  90. auxiliary
    helping supporting
  91. aver
    affirm assert prove justify
  92. aversion
    strong dislike
  93. avid
    eager greedy
  94. avow
    admit. Declare openly
  95. baleful
    harmful ominous causing evil
  96. balk
    obstacle purposely to get on the way of
  97. bandy
    discuss lightly or glibly; exchange (words) heatedly
  98. baneful
    causing harm or ruin pernicious destructive
  99. barrage
    artificial obstacle built across a river
  100. barren
    not good enough unable to have young ones without value
  101. bask
    in enjoy warmth and light
  102. beatify
    to bless make happy or ascribe a virtue to
  103. bedizen
    to adorn especially in a cheap showy manner
  104. beguile
    mislead or delude; cheat; pass time
  105. belabor
    beat hard
  106. bellicose
    inclined to fighting
  107. belligerent
    (person nation) waging war
  108. benefactor
    person who has given help
  109. benevolence
    wish or activity in doing good
  110. benign
    kind and gentle mild (climate)
  111. benison
    blessing
  112. bequest
    arrangement to give something at death
  113. berate
    scold sharply
  114. bereft
    rob or dispossess of something (material)
  115. bewilder
    puzzle confuse
  116. bigot
    stubborn narrow-minded person
  117. bilge
    bulge the protuberance of a cask
  118. blandishment
    flattery coaxing
  119. blandness
    polite manner comforting uninteresting
  120. blas´┐Ż
    bored with pleasure or dissipation
  121. blatant
    noisy and rough
  122. blithe
    cheerful casual carefree
  123. boggle
    To hesitate as if in fear or doubt
  124. bogus
    sham counterfeit not genuine
  125. boisterous
    loud noisy rough lacking restraint
  126. bolster
    give greatly needed support
  127. boorish
    crude offensive rude
  128. braggart
    boastful
  129. brash
    hasty rush cheeky saucy
  130. brass
    yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc)
  131. brazen
    made of brass
  132. breach
    opening broken place breaking
  133. brittle
    easily broken
  134. broach
    bring up announce begin to talk about
  135. brook
    to tolerate endure
  136. buoyant
    able to float light-hearted
  137. burgeon
    grow forth send out buds
  138. burnish
    to polish rub to a shine
  139. cabal
    a scheme or plot a group of plotters
  140. cadge
    to beg to get by begging
  141. cajole
    use flattery or deceit to persuade
  142. calipers
    metal supports attached to the legs measuring instrument
  143. calisthenics
    exercises to develop strong bodies
  144. calumny
    slander aspersion
  145. candid
    frank straight-forward
  146. cant
    insincere talk/jargon
  147. cantankerous
    bad-tempered/quarrelsome
  148. canvass
    discuss thoroughly sort of touting
  149. castigate
    to chastise correct by punishing
  150. castigation
    severe punishment
  151. catalyst
    substance that causes speeding up
  152. caustic
    biting sarcastic
  153. cavalcade
    a possession
  154. censure
    expression of blame or disapproval a rebuke
  155. centurion
    leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
  156. chagrin
    vexation
  157. chary
    cautious wary
  158. chaste
    pure
  159. chastened
    corrected punished
  160. chastisement
    punishment
  161. chauvinist
    a blindly devoted patriot
  162. chicanery
    legal trickery/false argument
  163. chisel
    steel tool for shaping materials
  164. churl
    bad-tempered person
  165. churlish
    (adj) boorish
  166. clamor
    shout complain with a lot of noise
  167. clientele
    customers
  168. clinch
    come to grips/settle conclusively
  169. cling
    to resist separation
  170. clot
    half-solid lump formed from liquid
  171. cloture
    closing device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting
  172. coagulation
    change to a thick and solid state
  173. coalescing
    coming together and uniting into one substance
  174. coax
    get somebody to do something by kindness
  175. coda
    passage that completes a piece of music
  176. coddle
    treat with care and tenderness
  177. coerce
    compel to force to make obedient
  178. coeval
    of the same period coexisting
  179. cogent
    strong convincing
  180. cogitate
    think deeply mediate
  181. cognizant
    being fully aware of
  182. cohort
    a group or band of people
  183. colander
    bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water
  184. colloquial
    involving or using conversation.
  185. collusion
    secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
  186. combustion
    process of burning
  187. commemorate
    keep the memory of
  188. commodious
    having plenty of space for what is needed
  189. commuter
    person who travels regularly
  190. complaisance
    tending to comply obliging willingness to please
  191. complaisant
    trying to please; obliging
  192. compunction
    feeling of regret for one's action
  193. conceal
    hide keep secret
  194. conceit
    over-high opinion of too much pride
  195. conciliatory
    reconciling soothing comforting mollifying
  196. concoct
    invent, prepare by mixing together
  197. concord
    agreement or harmony
  198. concur
    agree in opinion happen together
  199. condense
    increase in density strength make laconic
  200. condone
    forgive
  201. Conduce
    To bring about
  202. congeal
    make or become stiff and solid
  203. conjoin
    to join together
  204. connoisseur
    a person with good judgement (e.g.. in art)
  205. connotation
    suggestion in addition to
  206. connote
    Suggest or imply in addition to the precise, literal meaning
  207. consequential
    pompous self important
  208. console
    give comfort or sympathy to
  209. conspicuous
    easily seen remarkable
  210. consternation
    surprise and fear dismay
  211. constrain
    compel
  212. constrict
    make tight or smaller
  213. consume
    get to the end of
  214. consummate
    perfect/make perfect/complete
  215. contemn
    to scorn or despise
  216. contentious
    argumentative pugnacious combative quarrelsome
  217. contiguous
    touching neighboring near
  218. contrite
    filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing
  219. contumacious
    insubordinate rebellious
  220. conundrum
    a riddle dilemma enigma
  221. conviction
    convincing firm belief
  222. convoke
    call together summon
  223. convoluted
    complicated coiled twisted
  224. cordial
    warm and sincere
  225. cordon
    line (of police acting as a guard)
  226. cornucopia
    abundant supply
  227. corporeal
    physical of or for the body
  228. correlate
    have a mutual relation
  229. corroboration
    additional strengthening evidence
  230. coruscate
    sparkle
  231. countenance
    to favor or approve of
  232. counterfeit
    forgery
  233. countervail
    counterbalance
  234. covert
    disguised
  235. covetous
    eagerly desirous
  236. cower
    crouch shrink back
  237. coy
    shy/modest (esp of a girl)
  238. crass
    very great (es. stupidity)
  239. cravat
    piece of linen worn as a necktie
  240. craven
    cowardly
  241. crease
    line made by crushing white line on the ground in cricket
  242. credulity
    too great a readiness to believe things
  243. credulous
    ready to believe things
  244. crush
    press lose shape subdue overwhelm
  245. cryptic
    secret with a hidden meaning
  246. cumbersome
    burdensome heavy and awkward to carry
  247. curmudgeon
    bad-tempered person
  248. curriculum
    course of study
  249. cursory
    quick hurried
  250. curtail
    make shorter then was planned
  251. dainty
    pretty/delicate(food)/difficult to please
  252. dangle
    hand or swing loosely
  253. daunt
    intimidate make fearful
  254. dawdler
    person who is slow waste of time
  255. dearth
    shortage
  256. debacle
    a breakup overthrow sudden disaster
  257. decorum
    propriety properness
  258. decree
    order given by authority
  259. decry
    disapprove of
  260. defalcate
    (v) to embezzle or misappropriate
  261. defer
    postpone
  262. deferential
    showing respect
  263. defiance
    open disobedience or resistance
  264. delineate
    to portray depict sketch out
  265. deluge
    great flood heavy rush of water
  266. demagogue
    person appealing not to reasons
  267. demur
    to hesitate raise objections
  268. denigrate
    blacken belittle sully defame
  269. denouement
    an outcome or solution the unraveling of a plot
  270. deplete
    use until none remains
  271. deposition
    dethronement depositing
  272. deprave
    make morally bad corrupt
  273. deprecate
    protest against express disapproval of
  274. depredation
    plundering
  275. dereliction
    deserting and leaving to fall into ruins
  276. derision
    ridicule mockery deriding
  277. derivative
    unoriginal obtained from another source
  278. derogatory
    insulting tending to damage
  279. descry
    catch sight of see something in the distance
  280. desiccant
    substance used to absorb moisture
  281. desuetude
    cessation of use disuse
  282. desultory
    aimless haphazard digressing at random
  283. deter
    discourage hinder
  284. detraction
    slandering verbal attack aspersion
  285. detumescence
    diminishing or lessening of swelling
  286. deviance
    being different in moral standards (from normal)
  287. dexterity
    skill (esp. in handling)
  288. diaphanous
    transparent gauzy
  289. diatribe
    bitter and violent attack in words
  290. didactic
    intended to instruct
  291. diffidence
    shyness
  292. dilate
    speak comprehensively become wider large
  293. dilettante
    a lover of an art or science
  294. dirge
    a song of grief or lamentation
  295. disallow
    refuse to allow or accept as a correct
  296. discern
    see with an effort but clearly
  297. discomfit
    confuse embarrass
  298. disconcert
    upset the self-possession of
  299. discountenance
    refuse to approve of
  300. discourse
    speech lecture
  301. discredit
    refuse to believe
  302. discreet
    careful/prudent
  303. discrete
    individually distinct
  304. disdain
    look on with contempt
  305. disencumber
    free from encumbrance
  306. disheveled
    untidy
  307. disingenuous
    sophisticated artful trying to deceive cunning
  308. disinter
    dig up from the earth
  309. dislodge
    move force from the place occupied
  310. dismal
    sad gloomy miserable
  311. disparate
    essentially different
  312. disproof
    proof to the contrary
  313. disrobe
    undress
  314. dissemble
    speak or behave so as to hide something (in mind)
  315. disseminate
    distribute (esp. ideas)
  316. dissent
    have a different opinion refuse to assent
  317. dissolution
    disintegration looseness in morals
  318. distrait
    distracted
  319. distraught
    distracted violently upset in mind
  320. divergence
    getting farther apart from a point
  321. divestiture
    taking off getting rid of giving up
  322. divulge
    make known something secret
  323. doggerel
    trivial poorly constructed verse
  324. dogmatic
    positive certain arbitrary without room for discussion
  325. doleful
    dismal, mourful
  326. dolt
    stupid fellow
  327. dormant
    in a state of inactivity but awaiting development
  328. dote
    show much fondness center one's attention
  329. drawl
    slow way of speaking
  330. droll
    jesting
  331. drone
    male bee person who isn't self-employed
  332. drowsiness
    feeling sleepy half asleep
  333. dubious
    feeling doubt
  334. dud
    no use person something that fails
  335. dulcet
    melodious harmonious
  336. dupe
    cheat make a fool of
  337. duplicity
    deliberate deception
  338. duress
    threats to compel somebody
  339. dwarf
    person much smaller the usual size
  340. dynamo
    a generator something that produces electric current
  341. earthenware
    dishes made of baked clay
  342. ebullience
    exuberance outburst of feeling
  343. ebullient
    overflowing with enthusiasm showing excitement
  344. eclat
    Great brilliance, as of performance or achievement
  345. ecumenical
    representing the whole Christian world
  346. edacious
    voracious devouring
  347. eddy
    circular or spiral movement (e.g.. of wind)
  348. edible
    fit to be eaten/not poisonous
  349. edify
    instruct; correct morally
  350. efface
    rub or wipe out, obliterate
  351. effete
    infertile worn out weak
  352. efficacy
    production of a desired result
  353. effluvia
    outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor
  354. effrontery
    boldness impudence arrogance
  355. egress
    way out exit
  356. elaborate
    worked out with much care in great detail
  357. elegy
    a lament a melancholy composition
  358. elicit
    draw out
  359. eloquence
    fluent speaking skillful use of language
  360. emaciate
    make thin and weak
  361. embellish
    make beautiful
  362. embezzle
    use in a wrong way for one's own benefit
  363. emote
    stir up excite
  364. empirical
    relying on experiment
  365. encapsulate
    enclose in capsule
  366. encomium
    warm or glowing praise eulogy panegyric
  367. encumbrance
    burden things that get on the way of
  368. endearing
    making dear or liked
  369. endeavor
    to make an effort, to try very hard
  370. endemic
    epidemic
  371. endorse
    write one's name on the back of
  372. enduring
    lasting
  373. enervate
    weaken deprive of strength attenuate
  374. engender
    cause produce give rise to
  375. engrave
    impress deeply
  376. engrossing
    taken up all the time or attention writing in large or formal
  377. engulf
    swallow up
  378. enigma
    something that is puzzling
  379. enmity
    hatred being an enemy
  380. ensconce
    To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably
  381. ensign
    flag/badge
  382. entangle
    put into difficulties
  383. enthral
    take the whole attention, enslave
  384. entice
    attract, lure
  385. entreat
    ask earnestly
  386. enunciate
    pronounce (words)/express a theory
  387. enzyme
    catalyst
  388. epicurean
    devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)
  389. epiphany
    A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
  390. epistle
    letter
  391. epithet
    adjective
  392. epitome
    brief summary representative example a typical model
  393. equable
    steady regular
  394. equanimity
    calmness of temperament
  395. equilibrium
    state of being balanced
  396. equipoise
    equal distribution of weight equilibrium
  397. equivocal
    having a double or doubtful meaning suspicious
  398. equivocate
    try to deceive by equivocal language
  399. eradicate
    get rid of pull up by the roots
  400. erratic
    irregular in behaviour or opinion
  401. erudite
    learned scholarly
  402. eschew
    avoid
  403. esoteric
    abstruse intended only for a small circle of
  404. espouse
    To take in marriage
  405. eulogy
    formal praise panegyric
  406. euphoria
    elation state of pleasant excitement
  407. euthanasia
    easy and painless death
  408. evasive
    tending to evade
  409. evince
    to show clearly to indicate
  410. evoke
    call up bring out
  411. excoriation
    severe criticism
  412. exculpate
    to clear from a charge of guilt
  413. exhaustive
    complete thorough
  414. exigency
    emergency an urgent situation
  415. exoneration
    set someone clear (e.g.. from blame)
  416. exorbitant
    much too high or great
  417. expatiate
    to roam wander freely
  418. expedient
    likely to be useful for a purpose
  419. expiation
    ending expiring
  420. exploit
    brilliant achievement develop use selfishly
  421. expostulate
    argue earnestly to dissuade correct or protest
  422. expurgate
    to remove obscenity purify censor
  423. exscind
    to cut out cut away
  424. extant
    still in existence
  425. extempore
    without previous thought or preparation
  426. extenuate
    reduce the strength of lessen seriousness partially excuse
  427. extinct
    no longer active
  428. extinguish
    end the existence of/wipe or put out
  429. extirpate
    to destroy exterminate cut out exscind
  430. extol
    to praise highly
  431. extort
    obtain by threats violence
  432. extralegal
    outside the law
  433. extricable
    that can be freed
  434. extrovert
    cheerful person
  435. exuberance
    state of growing vigorously being full of life
  436. facetious
    humorous funny jocular
  437. facile
    easily done
  438. fagged
    too tired
  439. fallacious
    based on error
  440. falter
    waver/move in an uncertain manner
  441. fatuous
    without sense foolish self-satisfaction
  442. fawn
    To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious
  443. feckless
    lacking purpose or vitality ineffective careless
  444. fecund
    fertile
  445. feint
    pretend
  446. felicitous
    apt suitably expressed well chosen apropos
  447. felon
    person guilty of murder
  448. feral
    Existing in a wild or untamed state
  449. ferment
    substance become excited
  450. ferocity
    savage cruelty
  451. ferret
    discover by searching search
  452. fervid
    showing earnest feeling
  453. fervor
    warmth of feelings earnestness
  454. fetid
    stinking
  455. fetter
    to shackle put in chains
  456. feud
    bitter quarrel over a long period of time
  457. fidelity
    loyalty accuracy
  458. fidget
    move restlessly make nervous
  459. figurehead
    carved image on the prow of a ship
  460. finagle
    to practice deception or fraud; scheme.
  461. finesse
    delicate way of dealing with a situation
  462. finical
    too fussy about food clothing etc.
  463. finicky
    finical
  464. fission
    splitting or division (esp. of cells)
  465. fixate
    stare at
  466. flak
    criticism/anti-aircraft guns
  467. flamboyant
    brightly colored florid
  468. flaunting
    show off complacently
  469. flax
    pale yellow (hair) a plant
  470. fledged
    able to fly trained experienced
  471. fledgling
    an inexperienced person.
  472. fleet
    number of ships quick-moving
  473. flimsy
    lacking solidarity, strength
  474. flinch
    draw move back wince
  475. floe
    a sheet of floating ice
  476. flop
    fail/move/fall clumsily
  477. florid
    very much ornamented naturally red (e.g.. of face)
  478. flout
    reject mock to go against (as in going against tradition)
  479. fluke
    lucky stroke
  480. fluster
    make nervous or confused
  481. foible
    defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
  482. foil
    prevent from carrying out contrast
  483. foment
    put something warm (to lessen the pain)
  484. foolproof
    incapable of failure or error
  485. foppish
    like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
  486. forage
    food for horses and cattle
  487. foray
    to venture
  488. forbear
    refrain from be patient ancestor
  489. forbearance
    patience willingness to wait
  490. ford
    shallow place in a river (to cross)
  491. forestall
    prevent by taking action in advance preempt
  492. forfeit
    suffer the loss of something
  493. forge
    workshop for the shaping of metal to shape metal lead
  494. forgery
    counterfeit
  495. forswear
    renounce disallow repudiate
  496. foster
    nurture care for
  497. fracas
    noisy quarrel
  498. fragile
    easily injured broken or destroyed
  499. fragrant
    sweet-smelling
  500. frantic
    wildly excited with joy pain anxiety
  501. frenetic
    frantic frenzied
  502. fret
    worry irritation wear away
  503. fringe
    edge ornamental border part of hair over the forehead
  504. froward
    intractable not willing to yield or comply stubborn
  505. frugal
    careful economical
  506. fulmination
    bitter protest
  507. fulsome
    disgusting offensive due to excessiveness
  508. fustian
    bombastic
  509. gainsay
    to deny to oppose
  510. gallant
    brave,behaves well with women
  511. garble
    make unfair selection from facts
  512. garner
    to gather and save to store up
  513. garrulous
    too talkative
  514. gauche
    hence, awkward
  515. gaucherie
    socially awkward tactless behavior
  516. germane
    relevant pertinent to
  517. gerontocracy
    government ruled by old people
  518. gist
    the point general sense
  519. glean
    gather facts in small quantities
  520. glib
    ready and smooth but not sincere
  521. glimmer
    weak/unsteady light
  522. gloat
    over look at with selfish delight
  523. glut
    supply to much fill to excess
  524. gnaw
    waste away bite steadily
  525. goad
    something urging a person to action
  526. gorge
    eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream
  527. gossamer
    soft light delicate material
  528. gouge
    tool for cutting grooves in wood
  529. gourmand
    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
  530. grandiloquent
    using pompous words
  531. grave
    serious requiring consideration
  532. graze
    touch or scrape lightly in passing
  533. gregarious
    living in societies liking the company
  534. grievous
    causing grief or pain serious dire grave
  535. grouse
    Complain or grumble (verb)
  536. grovel
    crawl humble oneself
  537. grumble
    to complain
  538. guile
    deceit cunning
  539. gullible
    easily gulled
  540. gush
    burst out suddenly/talk ardently
  541. gust
    outburst of feeling sudden rain wind fire etc.
  542. hack
    cut roughly hired horse
  543. halcyon
    calm and peaceful
  544. hallow
    to make holy consecrate
  545. hapless
    unlucky
  546. harangue
    a long passionate speech
  547. harbinger
    One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
  548. harrow
    to distress create stress or torment
  549. haughty
    arrogant conceited
  550. hauteur
    haughtiness
  551. heed
    attention/give notice to
  552. heinous
    odious (of crime)
  553. heresy
    belief contrary to what is generally accepted
  554. heretic
    recreant, protestant,skeptic
  555. hermetic
    sealed by fusion
  556. heterogeneous
    made up of different kinds
  557. hew
    make by hard work cut (by striking)
  558. highbrow
    (person) with superior tastes
  559. hirsute
    hairy shaggy
  560. hoax
    mischievous trick played to deceive
  561. hoi
    polloi the masses the rabble
  562. hollow
    not soled with hole
  563. holster
    leather case for a pistol
  564. homiletics
    act of preaching
  565. hone
    stone used for sharpening tools
  566. hoodwink
    trick mislead
  567. hospitable
    liking to give hospitality
  568. hubris
    arrogant pride
  569. hush
    make or become silent
  570. husk
    worthless outside part of anything
  571. hypocrisy
    falsely making oneself appear to be good
  572. iconoclast
    person who attacks popular beliefs
  573. idiosyncrasy
    personal mannerism
  574. idolatry
    excessive admiration of
  575. idyll
    a carefree episode or experience
  576. ignoble
    dishonorable common undignified
  577. ignominious
    shameful dishonorable undignified disgraceful
  578. illicit
    unlawful forbidden
  579. imbroglio
    complicated and embarrassing situation
  580. immaculate
    pure faultless
  581. imminent
    likely to come or happen soon
  582. immutable
    that cannot be changed
  583. impair
    worsen diminish in value
  584. impassive
    unmoved feeling no sign of passion
  585. impecunious
    having little or no money
  586. impede
    hinder get in the way of
  587. impediment
    something that hinders (e.g. stammer)
  588. impending
    imminent being about to happen expected
  589. imperative
    urgent essential
  590. imperious
    commanding haughty arrogant
  591. impermeable
    that cannot be permeated
  592. imperturbable
    calm not capable of being excited
  593. impervious
    not allowing to pass through (of materials)
  594. imperviousness
    haughty arrogant commanding
  595. impetuous
    having sudden energy impulsive thrusting ahead forceful
  596. impiety
    lack of reverence or dutifulness
  597. implacable
    incapable of being placated unpleasable
  598. implicate
    to be involved
  599. implicit
    implied though not plainly expressed
  600. implosion
    collapse bursting inward
  601. importune
    beg urgently solicit (of a prostitute)
  602. imprecation
    an invocation of evil a curse
  603. impromptu
    without preparation
  604. impudent
    rash indiscreet
  605. impugned
    challenged to be doubted
  606. impute
    to attribute to a cause or source ascribe
  607. inadvertent
    not paying proper attention
  608. inane
    silly senseless
  609. inasmuch
    since because
  610. incense
    make angry
  611. incessant
    Constant
  612. inchoate
    not yet fully formed rudimentary elementary
  613. incipient
    beginning
  614. incise
    engrave make a cut in
  615. incite
    stir up rouse
  616. inclined
    directing the mind in a certain direction
  617. incongruous
    out of place not in harmony or agreement
  618. incorrigibility
    cannot be cured or corrected
  619. incredulous
    skeptical unwilling to believe
  620. inculcate
    fix firmly by repetition
  621. incumbents
    official duties
  622. incursion
    a raid a sudden attack
  623. indefatigability
    not easily exhaustible tirelessness
  624. indelible
    that cannot be rubbed out
  625. indigence
    poverty
  626. indigenous
    native
  627. indistinct
    not easily heard seen clearly marked
  628. indolence
    laziness
  629. indomitable
    not easily discouraged or subdued
  630. indulge
    gratify give way to satisfy allow oneself
  631. indulgent
    inclined to indulge
  632. ineffable
    to great to be described in words
  633. ineluctable
    certain inevitable
  634. inept
    unskillful said or done at the wrong time
  635. ineptitude
    quality of being unskillful
  636. inferno
    hell
  637. infuriate
    fill with fury or rage
  638. infuse
    put pour fill
  639. ingenuous
    naive young artless frank honest sincere
  640. ingest
    take in by swallowing
  641. inimical
    harmful or unfriendly
  642. inimitable
    defying imitation unmatchable
  643. innocuous
    causing no harm
  644. inquest
    Legal or judicial inquiry, especially before a jury and especially made by a coroner into the cause of someone.s death
  645. inscrutable
    incapable of being discovered or understood
  646. insensible
    unconscious unresponsive unaffected
  647. insinuate
    suggest unpleasantly make a way for something gently
  648. insipid
    without taste or flavor
  649. insouciant
    unconcerned carefree
  650. insularity
    narrow-mindedness isolated
  651. insurrection
    rising of people to open resistance to
  652. interdict
    prohibit forbid
  653. interim
    as an installment
  654. intersperse
    place here and there
  655. intransigence
    unwillingness to compromise stubbornness intractability
  656. intransigent
    uncompromising
  657. intrepid
    fearless brave undaunted
  658. introspection
    examining one's own thoughts and feelings
  659. introvert
    one who turns towards himself
  660. inundate
    flood cover by overflowing
  661. inured
    accustomed to adapted
  662. invective
    abusive language curses
  663. inveigh
    to attack verbally denounce deprecate
  664. inveterate
    deep-rooted. long-established
  665. invincible
    too strong to be defeated
  666. involute
    complex
  667. irascible
    irritable easily angered
  668. irate
    angry
  669. ire
    anger
  670. irksome
    tiresome
  671. irresolute
    hesitating undecided
  672. irrevocable
    final and unalterable
  673. itinerate
    to travel from place to place to peregrinate
  674. jabber
    talk excitedly utter rapidly
  675. jagged
    notched
  676. jejune
    insubstantial/dull/immature
  677. jibe
    gibe make fun of
  678. jocular
    meant as a joke
  679. judicious
    sound in judgment wise
  680. knit
    draw together unite firmly
  681. labyrinthine
    to entangle the state of affairs
  682. lachrymose
    causing tears tearful
  683. lackluster
    (of eyes) dull
  684. lament
    show feel great sorrow
  685. lampoon
    publicly mock or ridicule
  686. lassitude
    weariness tiredness
  687. latent
    present but not yet active developed or visible
  688. laudatory
    expressing or giving praise
  689. lavish
    giving or producing freely liberally or generously
  690. legacy
    Bequest or inheritance
  691. levee
    formal reception/embankment
  692. levity
    lack of seriousness
  693. libel
    statement that damages reputation
  694. liberality
    free giving generosity
  695. libertine
    immoral person
  696. lien
    legal claim until a debt on it is repaid
  697. limn
    paint portray
  698. limp
    lacking strength walking unevenly
  699. lionize
    treat as a famous person
  700. lithe
    bending twisting
  701. livid
    Furiously angry, enraged
  702. loll
    rest to sit or stand in a lazy way hang (dog's tongue)
  703. lope
    move along with long strides
  704. loquacious
    talkative garrulous
  705. lucubrate
    write in scholarly fashion
  706. luculent
    easily understood lucid clear
  707. lugubrious
    mournful excessively sad
  708. lull
    become quiet or less active
  709. lumber
    move in a clumsy/noisy way
  710. luminary
    star light-giving body
  711. lurk
    be out of view ready to attack
  712. lustrous
    being bright polished
  713. macabre
    gruesome suggesting death
  714. macerate
    make or become soft by soaking in water
  715. machination
    plot scheme (esp. evil)
  716. maladroit
    tactless clumsy
  717. malapropism
    misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)
  718. malevolence
    wishing to do evil
  719. malign
    to speak harmful untruths about someone
  720. malinger
    to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty
  721. malleable
    yielding easily shaped moldable adapting
  722. manacle
    chains for the hands or feet
  723. massacre
    cruel killing of a large number of people
  724. matriculation
    be admitted enter a university as a student
  725. maudlin
    sentimental in a silly or tearful way
  726. maul
    hurt by rough handling
  727. maverick
    rebel nonconformist
  728. mellifluous
    sweetly flowing
  729. mendacious
    lying; habitually dishonest
  730. mendacity
    dishonesty
  731. mendicant
    a beggar
  732. mercurial
    quick changeable in character fleeting
  733. meretricious
    attractive on the surface but of little value
  734. mesmerize
    hypnotize
  735. meticulous
    giving great attention to details
  736. mettle
    quality of endurance or courage
  737. mettlesome
    courageous high-spirited
  738. middling
    fairly good but not very good
  739. mien
    demeanor
  740. minatory
    menacing threatening
  741. mince
    pronounce or speak affectedly euphemize
  742. misanthrope
    person who hates mankind
  743. mischievous
    harmful causing mischief
  744. miser
    person who loves wealth and spends little
  745. misogynist
    one who hates women/females
  746. mite
    A very small amount, portion, or particle
  747. moderation
    quality of being limited not extreme
  748. mollify
    make calmer or quieter
  749. molt
    moult lose hair feathers before new growing
  750. morbid
    diseased unhealthy (e.g.. about ideas)
  751. moribund
    in a dying state; near death
  752. morose
    ill-tempered unsocial
  753. muffler
    cloth worn round the neck/silencer
  754. mulct
    aud a person of something
  755. multifarious
    varied motley greatly diversified
  756. mundane
    worldly as opposed to spiritual commonplace everyday
  757. myriad
    very great number
  758. nadir
    lowest weakest point
  759. narcissism
    Self-love
  760. nascent
    coming into existence emerging
  761. nebulous
    cloud-like hazy vague indistinct
  762. negligent
    taking too little care
  763. neophyte
    person who has been converted to a belief
  764. nexus
    a connection tie or link
  765. nibble
    show some inclination to accept (an offer)
  766. noisome
    offensive disgusting (smell)
  767. nonchalant
    not having interest
  768. nonplused
    greatly surprised
  769. nostrum
    a quack remedy an untested cure
  770. noxious
    harmful
  771. nugatory
    trifling/worthless
  772. obdurate
    hardened and unrepenting stubborn inflexible
  773. obfuscate
    to darken make obscure muddle
  774. oblivious
    unaware having no memory
  775. obloquy
    abusively detractive language sharp criticism vituperation
  776. obsequious
    too eager to obey or serve
  777. obstreperous
    noisy loud
  778. obtain
    to be established accepted or customary
  779. obtrusive
    projecting prominent undesirably noticeable
  780. obtuse
    blunt/stupid
  781. obviate
    to make unnecessary get rid of
  782. occluded
    blocked up
  783. odious
    repulsive hateful
  784. odium
    contempt dislike aversion
  785. odor
    smell favor reputation
  786. offhand
    Without preparation or forethought
  787. officious
    too eager or ready to help offer advice
  788. ominous
    threatening
  789. onerous
    needing effort burdensome
  790. onus
    responsilibilty,burden
  791. opaqueness
    dullness/not allowing light to pass through
  792. opprobrious
    showing scorn or reproach
  793. orison
    prayer
  794. ossify
    to turn to bone to settle rigidly into an idea
  795. ostensible
    seeming appearing as such professed
  796. ostentation
    display to obtain admiration or envy
  797. ostracism
    shut out from society refuse to meet talk
  798. overhaul
    examine thoroughly to learn about the condition
  799. overweening
    presumptuously arrogant overbearing immoderate being a jerk
  800. paean
    song of praise or triumph
  801. palate
    roof of the mouth sense of taste
  802. palatial
    magnificent
  803. palliate
    lessen the severity of
  804. palpability
    can be felt touched understood
  805. Palpable
    Obvious
  806. palpitate
    tremble beat rapidly and irregularly
  807. panegyric
    formal praise eulogy
  808. paradigm
    a model example or pattern
  809. parenthesis
    sentence within another one something separated
  810. pariah
    an outcast a rejected and despised person
  811. parley
    negotiation
  812. parsimonious
    too economical miserly
  813. partisan
    one-sided committed to a party biased or prejudiced
  814. patron
    regular customer person who gives support
  815. paucity
    scarcity a lacking of
  816. peccadillo
    small sin small weakness in one's character
  817. pedantic
    bookish showing off learning
  818. pedestrian
    commonplace trite unremarkable
  819. pellucid
    transparent easy to understand
  820. penchant
    strong inclination a liking
  821. penitent
    feeling or showing regret
  822. penurious
    poor/stingy
  823. penury
    extreme poverty
  824. perch
    take up a high position
  825. peregrination
    traveling about wandering
  826. peremptory
    urgent imperative unchallengeable ending debate
  827. perfidious
    treacherous faithless
  828. perfidy
    treachery breaking of faith
  829. perfunctory
    done as a duty without care
  830. perilous
    dangerous
  831. peripatetic
    wandering
  832. perish
    be destroyed decay
  833. perjury
    willful FALSE statement unlawful act
  834. permeate
    spread into every part of
  835. pernicious
    harmful injurious
  836. perpetrate
    be guilty commit (a crime)
  837. personable
    pleasing in appearance attractive
  838. perspicacity
    quick judging and understanding
  839. pertain
    belong as a part have reference
  840. pervade
    spread through every part of
  841. pest
    destructive thing or a person who is nuisance
  842. petrified
    taken away power (to think feel act)
  843. petrify
    to make hard rocklike
  844. petrous
    like a rock hard stony
  845. petulant
    unreasonably impatient
  846. philanthropist
    one who loves mankind
  847. philistine
    a smug ignorant person one who lacks knowledge
  848. phlegmatic
    calm sluggish temperament unemotional
  849. picaresque
    involving clever rogues or adventurers
  850. pied
    of mixed colors
  851. pileous
    Covered with hair
  852. pilferer
    to steal, especially in small quantities
  853. pillage
    plunder (especially in war)
  854. pinch
    be too tight take between the thumb and finger
  855. pine
    waste away through sorrow or illness
  856. pious
    dutiful to parents devoted to religion
  857. piquant
    agreeably pungent stimulating
  858. pique
    hurt the pride or self-respect stir (curiosity)
  859. pitfall
    covered hole as a trap unsuspected danger
  860. pith
    essential part force soft liquid substance
  861. pivotal
    of great importance (others depend on it)
  862. placate
    soothe pacify calm
  863. plaintive
    mournful melancholy sorrowful
  864. plaque
    flat metal on a wall as a memorial
  865. platitude
    a trite or banal statement unoriginality
  866. plea
    request
  867. plead
    address a court of law as an advocate
  868. plethora
    glut
  869. pliant
    pliable easily bent shaped or twisted
  870. plod
    continue doing something without resting
  871. pluck
    pull the feathers off pick (e.g.. flowers)
  872. plumb
    get to the root of
  873. plummet
    fall plunge steeply
  874. plunge
    move quickly suddenly and with force
  875. poignant
    deeply moving keen
  876. poncho
    large piece of cloth
  877. ponderous
    heavy bulky dull
  878. portent
    omen marvelous threatening
  879. precarious
    uncertain risky dangerous
  880. precepts
    rules establishing standards of conduct
  881. preclude
    prevent make impossible
  882. precursors
    a person or thing that precedes, as in a process or job.
  883. precursory
    preliminary anticipating
  884. predilection
    special liking mental preference
  885. predominate
    have more power than others
  886. preen
    tidy/show self-satisfaction
  887. premature
    doing or happening something before the right time
  888. preponderance
    greatness in number strength weight
  889. presage
    warning sign
  890. presentiment
    anticipatory fear; premonition
  891. presumption
    arrogance
  892. preternatural
    not normal or usual
  893. prevalent
    common
  894. prevaricate
    to equivocate to stray from the truth
  895. prim
    neat formal
  896. pristine
    primitive unspoiled pure as in earlier times unadulterated
  897. privation
    hardship
  898. probity
    uprightness incorruptibility principle
  899. proclivity
    inclination
  900. procrastination
    keeping on putting off
  901. prodigal
    wasteful reckless with money
  902. prodigious
    enormous wonderful
  903. profane
    worldly having contempt for God
  904. profligacy
    shameless immorality
  905. profligate
    wasteful prodigal licentious extravagant
  906. profundity
    depth
  907. profuse
    abundant/lavish
  908. proliferate
    grow reproduce by rapid multification
  909. prolix
    tiring because too long
  910. prone
    prostrate inclined to (undesirable things)
  911. propagation
    increasing the number spreading extending
  912. propinquity
    nearness in time or place affinity of nature
  913. propitiatory
    conciliatory appeasing mitigating
  914. propitious
    auspicious presenting favorable circumstances
  915. prosaic
    everyday mundane commonplace trite pedestrian
  916. proscribe
    denounce as dangerous
  917. protracted
    prolonged
  918. provident
    frugal looking to the future
  919. provisional
    of the present time only
  920. provoke
    make angry vax
  921. prudence
    careful forethought
  922. prudish
    easily shocked excessively modest
  923. prune
    dried plum silly person
  924. pry
    get something inquire too curiously
  925. pucker
    wrinkle
  926. puerile
    childish
  927. pugnacious
    fond of in the habit of fighting
  928. puissance
    strength
  929. pulchritude
    Physical beauty
  930. punctilious
    Meticulous
  931. pundit
    pedant authority on a subject
  932. pungency
    sharpness stinging quality
  933. punitive
    Punishing
  934. purvey
    provide supply
  935. pusillanimous
    cowardly craven
  936. putrefaction
    becoming rotten
  937. pyre
    large pile of wood for burning
  938. quack
    person dishonestly claiming to something
  939. quaff
    drink deeply
  940. quail
    lose courage turn frightened
  941. qualm
    feeling of doubt temporary feeling of sickness
  942. quandary
    state of doubt or perplexity
  943. quell
    suppress subdue
  944. quibble
    try to avoid by sophistication
  945. quiescence
    state of being passive/motionless
  946. quirk
    habit or action peculiar to something
  947. quixotic
    fanciful, fantastic, imaginary
  948. quotidian
    banal everyday
  949. rabble
    mob crowd the lower classes of populace
  950. raconteur
    person who tells anecdotes
  951. raffish
    low vulgar base tawdry
  952. ramify
    to be divided or subdivided to branch out
  953. rancorous
    feeling bitterness spitefulness
  954. rant
    use extravagant language
  955. rapacious
    greedy (esp for money)
  956. rarefy
    to make thin to make less dense to purify or refine
  957. rave
    act with excessive enthusiasm
  958. reactionary
    opposing progress
  959. rebuff
    snub
  960. rebus
    puzzle in which pictures stand for words
  961. recalcitrant
    disobedient
  962. recant
    take back as being FALSE give up
  963. recast
    cast or fashion anew
  964. recidivism
    relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior
  965. reciprocity
    granting of privileges in return for similar
  966. recitals
    a number of performance of music
  967. recluse
    person who lives alone and avoids people
  968. recompense
    make payment to reward punish
  969. reconcile
    settle a quarrel restore peace
  970. recondite
    little known abstruse
  971. recreancy
    cowardice a cowardly giving up
  972. recuperate
    become strong after illness loss exhaustion
  973. redeem
    get back by payment compensate
  974. redoubtable
    formidable causing fear
  975. refine
    make or become pure cultural
  976. refractory
    stubborn unmanageable untractable
  977. refulgent
    shining brilliant
  978. regale
    to delight or entertain to feast
  979. regicide
    crime of killing a king
  980. reiterate
    say or do again several times
  981. rejuvenation
    becoming young in nature or appearance
  982. relapse
    fall back again
  983. reminiscent
    suggest something in the past
  984. remonstrate
    to protest object
  985. render
    deliver provide represent
  986. renovate
    restore something to better condition
  987. renowned
    celebrated famous
  988. repast
    meal
  989. repel
    refuse to accept/cause dislike
  990. repine
    at be discontented with
  991. reproach
    scold upbraid
  992. reprobate
    person hardened in sin one devoid of decency
  993. repudiate
    disown refuse to accept or pay
  994. repulsive
    causing a feeling of disgust
  995. requite
    repay give in return
  996. rescind
    repeal/annul/cancel
  997. resigned
    unresisting submissive
  998. resilience
    quality of quickly recovering the original shape
  999. resort
    to frequently visit
  1000. restive
    refusing to move reluctant to be controlled
  1001. resuscitation
    coming back to consciousness
  1002. retard
    check hinder
  1003. reticence
    uncommunicativeness
  1004. reticent
    reserved untalkative silent taciturn
  1005. retinue
    following; attendants
  1006. retrograde
    receding
  1007. retrospective
    Looking back on past
  1008. revere
    have deep respect for
  1009. reverent
    feeling or showing deep respect
  1010. riddle
    puzzling person or thing
  1011. rife
    widespread
  1012. rift
    split crack dissension
  1013. rivet
    fix take up secure metal pin
  1014. roll
    call calling of names
  1015. rotund
    rich and deep plump and round
  1016. rubicund
    red and healthy
  1017. ruddy
    reddish, healthy-looking
  1018. rueful
    dejected
  1019. ruffian
    violent cruel man
  1020. rumple
    make rough
  1021. sadastic
    Cruel
  1022. sagacious
    having sound judgment perceptive wise like a sage
  1023. salacious
    obscene
  1024. salubrious
    healthful
  1025. salutary
    remedial wholesome causing improvement
  1026. salvage
    the saving of property from loss
  1027. sanctimony
    self-righteousness hypocritical with FALSE piety
  1028. sanction
    approval (by authority) penalty
  1029. sanguine
    cheerful confident optimistic
  1030. sanity
    health of mind soundness of judgment
  1031. sash
    long strip worn round the waist
  1032. satiate
    satisfy fully
  1033. saturnine
    gloomy dark sullen morose
  1034. savant
    person of great learning
  1035. savor
    taste flavor something
  1036. sawdust
    tiny bits of wood
  1037. scabbard
    sheath for the blade
  1038. scalding
    hot enough to boil
  1039. scent
    smell (especially pleasant)
  1040. scorch
    become discolored/dry up/go at high speed
  1041. scribble
    write hastily
  1042. scurvy
    mean contemptible
  1043. secular
    material (not spiritual) living outside monasteries
  1044. sedulous
    persevering
  1045. seminal
    like a seed constituting a source originative
  1046. sententious
    short and pithy full of maxims/proverbs
  1047. sequence
    succession connected line of
  1048. sere
    make hard and without feeling
  1049. sermon
    reproving a person for his faults
  1050. serrated
    having a toothed edge
  1051. serration
    having a toothed edge
  1052. servile
    like a slave lacking independence
  1053. sever
    break off
  1054. severance
    severing
  1055. shallow
    little depth not earnest
  1056. shard
    A piece of broken pottery
  1057. sheath
    cover for the blade of a weapon or a tool
  1058. shrewd
    astute showing sound judgement
  1059. shrill
    sharp piercing
  1060. shun
    keep away from avoid
  1061. shunned
    avoided, kept away from
  1062. shunt
    send from one track to another lay aside evade discussion
  1063. sidestep
    step to one side
  1064. simper
    (give a) silly/self-conscious smile
  1065. sinuous
    winding undulating serpentine
  1066. sketchy
    shortly, roughly, quickly
  1067. skiff
    small boat
  1068. skit
    short piece of humorous writing
  1069. slack
    sluggish dull not tight
  1070. slake
    to assuage to satisfy allay
  1071. slate
    king of blue-grey stone propose criticize
  1072. sluggard
    lazy slow-moving person
  1073. slur
    join sounds/words (indistinct)
  1074. smolder
    burn slowly without flame
  1075. snare
    trap
  1076. snub
    treat with contempt
  1077. soar
    rise fly high
  1078. sober
    self-controlled
  1079. sobriety
    quality or condition of being sober
  1080. sobriquet
    nickname
  1081. sodden
    soaked saturated
  1082. soggy
    heavy with water
  1083. solvent
    of the power of forming a solution
  1084. somatic
    of the body
  1085. somersault
    rolling backward or forward (not sideways) movement
  1086. soot
    black powder in smoke
  1087. sophisticated
    complex subtle refined
  1088. sophistry
    fallacious reasoning faulty logic
  1089. sophomoric
    self-assured though immature affected bombastic overblown
  1090. soporific
    producing sleep
  1091. sordid
    wretched comfortless contemptible
  1092. spear
    weapon with a metal point on a long shaft
  1093. specious
    illogical of questionable truth or merit
  1094. splenetic
    bad-tempered irritable
  1095. splice
    join (two ends)
  1096. sponge
    porous rubber for washing live at once expense
  1097. sporadic
    happening from time to time
  1098. spurious
    FALSE counterfeit
  1099. spurn
    have nothing to do reject or refuse
  1100. squalid
    foul filthy
  1101. squander
    spend wastefully
  1102. squat
    crouch/settle without permission
  1103. stanch
    to stop the flow of a fluid
  1104. steeply
    rising or falling sharply
  1105. stentorian
    extremely loud and powerful
  1106. stickler
    person who insists on importance of something
  1107. stifled
    suppressed, kept back
  1108. stigma
    mark of shame or disgrace
  1109. stigmatize
    describe somebody scornfully
  1110. sting
    something sharp
  1111. stingy
    spending using unwillingly
  1112. stint
    to be thrifty to set limits
  1113. stipple
    paint with dots
  1114. stipulate
    state or put forward as a necessary condition
  1115. stolid
    showing no emotion impassive
  1116. stray
    wander lose one's way
  1117. streak
    long thin move very fast
  1118. striated
    striped grooved or banded
  1119. stride
    walk with long steps
  1120. strive
    to make great efforts, to struggle
  1121. strut
    a supporting bar
  1122. stygian
    hence dark gloomy
  1123. stymie
    to hinder obstruct or block
  1124. subdue
    overcome bring under control
  1125. sublime
    extreme astounding
  1126. submerge
    put under water liquid sink out of sight
  1127. suborn
    induce by bribery or something to commit perjury
  1128. subpoena
    written order requiring a person to appear in a low court
  1129. substantiation
    giving facts to support (statement)
  1130. subsume
    include under a rule
  1131. succor
    assistance relief in time of distress
  1132. succumb
    yield, die
  1133. suffice
    be enough
  1134. suffocate
    cause or have difficulty in breathing
  1135. sullied
    to be stained or discredited
  1136. summarily
    briefly without delay
  1137. sumptuous
    magnificent
  1138. sundry
    various miscellaneous separate
  1139. supercilious
    disdainful characterized by haughty scorn
  1140. superfluous
    more then is needed or wanted
  1141. superimpose
    put something on the top
  1142. supersede
    take the place of
  1143. supine
    lying on the back slow to act passive
  1144. suppliant
    asking humbly beseeching
  1145. supplicate
    make a humble petition to
  1146. suppress
    prevent from being known put an end to
  1147. surcharge
    additional load/charge
  1148. surfeit
    satiate feed to fulness or to excess
  1149. susceptibility
    sensitiveness
  1150. swerve
    change direction suddenly
  1151. sycophant
    person who flatter to the rich and powerful
  1152. synopsis
    summary or outline
  1153. taciturn
    unspoken, silent
  1154. tadpole
    form of a frog when it leaves the egg
  1155. talon
    claw of a bird of prey
  1156. tamp
    tap or drive down by repeated light blows
  1157. tamper
    interfere with
  1158. tangential
    suddenly changeable
  1159. tarnished
    lost brightness
  1160. tassel
    bunch of threads
  1161. taunt
    contemptuous reproach hurtful remark
  1162. taut
    tightly stretched
  1163. tautology
    a repetition a redundancy
  1164. tawdry
    cheap gaudy showy tacky
  1165. teetotal
    oppose to alcohol
  1166. telltale
    That gives warning or information
  1167. temerity
    boldness brashness intrepidness
  1168. temperance
    abstinence from alcohol self-control moderation
  1169. temperate
    showing self-control
  1170. tenacity
    firmness persistency adhesiveness tending to hang on
  1171. tenuous
    insubstantial flimsy weak
  1172. tepid
    lukewarm
  1173. terse
    brief and to the point
  1174. testiness
    witness/evidence
  1175. thrift
    care economy thriving prosperous
  1176. thwart
    obstruct/frustrate
  1177. timid
    shy easily frightened
  1178. timorous
    fearful timid afraid
  1179. toady
    obsequious flatterer
  1180. tonic
    something giving strength or energy
  1181. topple
    be unsteady and overturn
  1182. torment
    severe pain or suffering
  1183. torpid
    dull and slow
  1184. torque
    twisting force causing rotation
  1185. tortuous
    devious/not straightforward
  1186. tout
    To solicit customers, votes, or patronage
  1187. tractable
    easily controlled or guided
  1188. transgress
    break go beyond (a limit)
  1189. transient
    temporary fleeting
  1190. transitory
    brief
  1191. travesty
    parody/imitation
  1192. treacherous
    not to be trusted, perfidious
  1193. trenchant
    forceful effective vigorous extremely perceptive incisive
  1194. trencherman
    person who eats a lot
  1195. trepidation
    alarm excited state of mind
  1196. trickle
    flow in drops
  1197. trifling
    unimportant
  1198. trite
    not new
  1199. truce
    (agreement) stop of fighting for a time
  1200. truculence
    aggressiveness ferocity
  1201. trudge
    walk heavily
  1202. turbid
    muddy having the sediment stirred up
  1203. turbulence
    being uncontrolled violent
  1204. turgid
    excessively ornate swollen or bloated
  1205. turmoil
    trouble disturbance
  1206. turpitude
    wickedness shamefulness
  1207. turquoise
    greenish-blue precious stone
  1208. tyro
    a beginner
  1209. ubiquitous
    present everywhere
  1210. ulterior
    situated beyond
  1211. umbrage
    offense resentment
  1212. uncouth
    rough awkward
  1213. underbid
    make a lower bid then somebody else
  1214. undermine
    weaken gradually at the base make something under
  1215. undulate
    to move in wavelike fashion fluctuate
  1216. unearth
    discover and bring to light
  1217. unencumbered
    easy-going trifle
  1218. unfeigned
    not pretended sincere
  1219. unscathed
    unharmed unhurt
  1220. untoward
    unfortunate inconvenient
  1221. upbraid
    scold reproach
  1222. urbane
    elegant refined in manners
  1223. vacillation
    being uncertain hesitating
  1224. vacuity
    idleness
  1225. vagary
    strange act or idea
  1226. vain
    without use result conceited
  1227. valiant
    brave
  1228. valorous
    brave
  1229. vanquish
    conquer
  1230. variegate
    To mark with different shade or colors
  1231. veer
    change direction
  1232. vehemence
    forcefulness
  1233. venal
    ready to do something dishonest
  1234. veneer
    surface appearance covering the TRUE nature
  1235. veneration
    regard with deep respect
  1236. veracity
    truth
  1237. verdant
    fresh and green
  1238. verisimilitude
    appearing TRUE or real
  1239. veritable
    real rightly named
  1240. verve
    spirit vigor enthusiasm
  1241. vestige
    trace or sign
  1242. vex
    annoy distress trouble
  1243. vigilance
    watchfulness self-appointed group who maintain order
  1244. vigilant
    member of a vigilance committee
  1245. vigorous
    strong energetic
  1246. vilify
    slander say evil things
  1247. vindictive
    having a desire to revenge
  1248. virago
    a loud domineering woman a scold or nag
  1249. visceral
    of the internal organs of the body
  1250. viscous
    sticky/semi-fluid
  1251. vitiate
    lower the quality weaken the strength
  1252. vitriolic
    corrosive; sarcastic
  1253. vituperate
    curse abuse in words
  1254. vivacious
    lively high-spirited
  1255. volatile
    changeable inconstant fickle unstable explosive
  1256. volubility
    fluency verbosity easy use of spoken language
  1257. voluble
    fluent
  1258. voluptuous
    arousing sensual pleasures
  1259. waffle
    talk vaguely and without much result
  1260. waft
    scent waving movement carry lightly through
  1261. wag
    merry person
  1262. wan
    looking ill, not bright
  1263. wanton
    unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste
  1264. warmonger
    person who stirs up war
  1265. warrant
    authority written order guarantee
  1266. wean
    to turn away (from a habit)
  1267. weigh
    measure hoe heavy something is
  1268. welter
    turmoil a bewildering jumble
  1269. wend
    to go proceed
  1270. whimsical
    full of odd and fanciful ideas
  1271. wile
    a trick
  1272. wince
    show bodily or mental pain
  1273. woo
    try to win
  1274. writ
    written order
  1275. xenophile (zen-uh-fahyl)
    a person who is attracted to foreign peoples cultures
  1276. yarn
    tale story fibers for knitting
  1277. yeoman
    man owning small estate; middle-class farmer

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