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  1. VERNACULAR (NOUN)
    (used in) everyday speech
  2. RECEDE (VERB)
    move back, retreat
  3. REMITTANCE (NOUN)
    payment sent to a party in another place
  4. DISPARAGE (VERB)
    express a negative opinion of
  5. OSTENSIBLE (ADJECTIVE)
    of motives or facts that are apparent but not necessarily real or true
  6. SOPHISTRY (NOUN)
    elaborate, eloquent but logically invalid arguments intended to deceive
  7. PROSCRIBE (VERB)
    command against
  8. ERSATZ (ADJECTIVE)
    artificial and inferior
  9. ENCAPSULATE (VERB)
    contain the essential truths in
  10. GUISE (NOUN)
    deceptive outward appearance
  11. PRAGMATIC (ADJECTIVE)
    practical
  12. APHORISM (NOUN)
    expression of a general truth in a short witty saying
  13. SEMBLANCE (NOUN)
    appearance of things that is deceptive
  14. SPURIOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    not genuine
  15. NEFARIOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    wicked
  16. IMPETUS (NOUN)
    force that keeps something moving
  17. VITRIOL (NOUN)
    sharp, spiteful speech; a highly corrosive acid
  18. VIABLE (ADJECTIVE)
    able to be continue living or being used
  19. POSTERITY (NOUN)
    future generations of people
  20. TRANSLITERATE (NOUN)
    rewrite a text using the same language but a different writing system
  21. DISPARATE (ADJECTIVE)
    vastly different
  22. MISNOMER (NOUN)
    name that misrepresents its meaning
  23. SUBTEXT (NOUN)
    implicit meaning in a piece of writing
  24. AUGURY (NOUN)
    event seen as a sign of thing to come
  25. VINDICATE (VERB)
    shown to be correct or innocent
  26. INVECTIVE (NOUN)
    abusive language used to express blame
  27. UNFLAPPABLE (ADJECTIVE)
    not easily shocked
  28. VIRULENT (ADJECTIVE)
    very poisonous or infectious
  29. APLOMB (NOUN)
    composure under strain
  30. UNPRECEDENTED (ADJECTIVE)
    of events where nothing similar has happened in the past
  31. INTERSPERSE (VERB
    break up the flow of something
  32. AUSPICIOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    seen to show good luck
  33. REVERSION (NOUN)
    return to a previous state
  34. UNTENABLE (ADJECTIVE)
    unable to be believed
  35. DISSENT (NOUN)
    disagreement within an organization
  36. PROBATE (NOUN)
    put an offender on probation by suspending his sentence
  37. iNFLUX (NOUN)
    flowing in
  38. INTESTATE (ADJECTIVE)
    without having made a will
  39. UBIQUITOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    (seeming to be) present everywhere
  40. PARADIGM (NOUN)
    standard example
  41. TOURNIQUET (NOUN)
    bandage that stops flow of blood by applying pressure
  42. BUCOLIC (ADJECTIVE)
    of the countryside
  43. DETRIMENT (NOUN)
    damage to
  44. TRAVESTY (NOUN)
    comedy that makes a mockery of something
  45. ACERBIC (ADJECTIVE)
    bitter or sour
  46. CHURLISH (ADJECTIVE)
    rude or irritable
  47. CHICANERY (NOUN)
    fraud
  48. EXACERBATE (VERB)
    make a situation worse or more severe
  49. UNFOUNDED (ADJECTIVE)
    not based on fact
  50. VERITABLE (ADJECTIVE)
    true (often used to intensify a noun)
  51. SYCOPHANT (NOUN)
    someone who is excessively eager to please in order to get something
  52. STRATAGEM (NOUN)
    individual maneuver in a game
  53. VERDANT (ADJECTIVE)
    covered with green plants
  54. CAPITULATE (VERB)
    surrender under agreed conditions
  55. UMLAUT (NOUN)
    two dots occurring above a vowel to indicate it is pronounced differently
  56. VETO (NOUN)
    (the power to) reject a proposed action
  57. TYPIFY (VERB)
    have the essential qualities of
  58. PERTAIN (VERB)
    be relevant to
  59. PLACATE (VERB)
    cause to be less angry or fearful
  60. ECHELON (NOUN)
    troops arranged in a line
  61. DENIGRATE (VERB)
    cast aspersion on
  62. EXCULPATE (VERB)
    pronounce someone not guilty
  63. TRANSFIGURATION (NOUN)
    dramatic change in appearance
  64. EXONERATE (VERB)
    absolve from blame
  65. VEHEMENTLY (ADVERB)
    in an emotionally intense manner
  66. VERBATIM (ADVERB)
    using the exact same words
  67. MERITOCRACY (NOUN)
    society where power is given to intelligent and capable people
  68. DISSEMINATE (VERB)
    Cause to become widely known
  69. ARCANE (ADJECTIVE)
    very old
  70. DISINGENUOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    insincere
  71. SUBSEQUENT (ADJECTIVE)
    coming after
  72. CLEMENCY (NOUN)
    good weather; mercy toward offenders by the authorities
  73. EFFIGY (NOUN)
    representation of someone (usually in a sculpture)
  74. CANDOR (NOUN)
    honesty and impartiality
  75. PAUCITY (NOUN)
    insufficient quantity
  76. SACROSANCT (ADJECTIVE)
    sacred
  77. WEAN (VERB)
    gradually allow babies and young animals not be dependent on the mothers milk by gradually giving them less
  78. DISINFORMATION (NOUN)
    information designed to mislead
  79. CHAGRIN (NOUN)
    embarrassment or shame
  80. RETROGRADE (ADJECTIVE)
    moving in the sky from east to west; moving in opposite direction the Earth
  81. DOCILE (ADJECTIVE)
    (especially of animals) easily controlled
  82. PEJORATIVE (ADJECTIVE)
    expressing disapproval
  83. RATIONALE (NOUN)
    explanation of the reasons for a particular act
  84. REPUDIATE (VERB)
    refuse to acknowledge something has occurred or is valid
  85. DELINEATE (VERB)
    represent by a diagram: give a precise description of
  86. EMPIRICAL (ADJECTIVE)
    derived from observation
  87. QUINTESSENTIAL (ADJECTIVE)
    representing an ideal example of
  88. POLYGLOT (ADJECTIVE)
    speaking several tongues.
  89. DISCONSOLATE (ADJECTIVE)
    inconsolably sad
  90. FRISSON (NOUN)
    small fright or excitement
  91. INURED (ADJECTIVE)
    made strong against a particular hardship by exposure to it
  92. VESTIGIAL (ADJECTIVE)
    not fully developed in mature animals
  93. DEPRECIATION (NOUN)
    lessening in value
  94. SALIENT (ADJECTIVE)
    of traits that stand out
  95. EXTOL (VERB)
    praise highly
  96. PRETEXT (NOUN)
    false reason given to justify an action
  97. ENTREATY (NOUN)
    urgent request
  98. INSURGENCY (NOUN)
    armed rebellion
  99. METTLE (NOUN)
    courage
  100. CHASTEN (VERB)
    discipline
  101. DUPLICITY (NOUN)
    deceptiveness, especially in regard to one's feelings
  102. CONFLATE (VERB)
    colors or sounds
  103. GUILE (NOUN)
    craftiness, ability to deceive
  104. UNDULY (ADVERB)
    in an inappropriate manner or quantity
  105. OSTRACIZE (VERB)
    from the community
  106. EXTENUATE (VERB)
    make less important
  107. SHAMBOLIC (ADJECTIVE)
    chaotic, very disorderly
  108. UNSCATHED (ADJECTIVE)
    not injured
  109. EDIFICE (NOUN)
    a permanent building
  110. SYNERGY (NOUN)
    working together of things giving a greater effect than the sum of their individual effects
  111. OBFUSCATE (VERB)
    make unclear
  112. IMPUNITY (NOUN)
    protection from punishment or financial loss
  113. EDICT (NOUN)
    authoritative decision (esp. by a judge)
  114. MUNIFICENT (ADJECTIVE)
    extremely generous
  115. BIFURCATE (VERB)
    fork out in two
  116. ENDEMIC (ADJECTIVE)
    (of disease etc) particularly occurring in a certain region
  117. UNTOWARD (ADJECTIVE)
    not proper or acceptable
  118. USURP (VERB)
    take control without authority
  119. AMELIORATE (VERB)
    make better
  120. ECHELON (NOUN)
    troops arranged in a line
  121. LACHRYMOSE (ADJECTIVE)
    showing sorrow or tears
  122. INSIDIOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    attractive but harmful
  123. RESUSCITATE (VERB)
    bring someone who is near death to a recovery
  124. EDIFY (VERB)
    build someone up by teaching
  125. TRANSITIVE (ADJECTIVE)
    of a verb that denotes an action that is performed on someone or something
  126. TUMULTUOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    disorderly, chaotic
  127. BESTIAL (ADJECTIVE)
    of or like a beast
  128. CLIQUE (NOUN)
    exclusive group of people
  129. SUBSTANTIATE (VERB)
    make real or solid; (of theories etc strengthened with solid evidence)
  130. SUPPLICATION (NOUN)
    prayer asking God for something
  131. MALIGN (ADJECTIVE)
    speak unfavorably of
  132. GAUCHE (ADJECTIVE)
    lacking social class
  133. WIZENED (ADJECTIVE)
    (of people) made thin as by ageing
  134. DEROGATORY (ADJECTIVE)
    expressing low opinion
  135. LOGISTICS (NOUN)
    art completing a task through correct management of human and physical resources
  136. FASTIDIOUSNESS (ADJECTIVE)
    hard to please
  137. AUTONOMY (NOUN)
    self governing
  138. COMPUNCTION (NOUN)
    remorseful feeling
  139. CONVALESCENCE (NOUN)
    gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  140. MORATORIUM (NOUN)
    postponement of an activity
  141. PLETHORA (NOUN)
    excess of something
  142. PROPONENT (NOUN)
    person who advocates an idea
  143. CHASTE (ADJECTIVE)
    morally pure
  144. EGREGIOUS (ADJECTIVE)
    blatantly bad
  145. LUNACY (NOUN)
    madness; a foolish act
  146. DERIVATIVE (ADJECTIVE)
    based on something else
  147. ORDINANCE (NOUN)
    authoritative law (especially one enacted by a city)
  148. EPITOMIZE (VERB)
    represent the essential qualities of
  149. VILIFY (VERB)
    cause someone to be the target of hate by denigrating their character
  150. APPROBATION (NOUN)
    official approval

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