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  1. dais
    platform; speaker's stand
  2. dale
    valley dally to waste time
  3. dank
    chilly and wet
  4. dappled
    spotted
  5. dastardly
    sneaking and cowardly; shameful
  6. daub
    "to smear; to cover over with paint
  7. daunt
    to discourage
  8. dawdle
    to waste time; to idle
  9. de facto
    in fact; in reality
  10. deadlock
    a standstill; a tie
  11. dearth
    a scarcity or lack
  12. debacle
    a complete failure; total collapse
  13. debase
    to lower in rank; to humiliate
  14. debauch
    to corrupt
  15. debilitate
    to weaken
  16. debonair
    pleasant; courteous; charming
  17. debris
    fragments; litter; rubble
  18. debut
    first public appearance
  19. decadence
    moral deterioration
  20. decant
    to pour off (a liquid)
  21. decapitate
    to behead
  22. decelerate
    to slow down
  23. deciduous
    not permanent; passing
  24. decipher
    decode; figure out the meaning of
  25. declaim
    to speak dramatically
  26. declivity
    downward slope
  27. decompose
    to decay; to break up into parts
  28. decorum
    appropriate social behavior
  29. decoy
    "a person or thing that entices or lures
  30. decrepit
    broken down by age or disease
  31. decry
    to speak out against
  32. deduce
    to reason out; to infer
  33. deem
    to think; to believe; to judge
  34. defalcate
    to misuse funds; to embezzle
  35. defamatory
    damaging another's reputation with false remarks
  36. default
    to fail to pay a debt or to perform a task
  37. defection
    desertion
  38. defer
    to postpone; to put off
  39. deference
    respect
  40. defile
    to pollute; to corrupt
  41. definitive
    comprehensive; complete
  42. deflect
    to turn aside; to bend
  43. defoliate
    to strip of leaves
  44. defray
    to pay the cost of
  45. deft
    skillful
  46. defunct
    no longer in existence; extinct
  47. degrade
    to lower in degree or quality
  48. deify
    to idolize; to make god-like
  49. deign
    to lower oneself before an inferior
  50. delectable
    delicious; very pleasing
  51. delete
    to leave out; to cross out
  52. deleterious
    harmful
  53. delineate
    to describe; to depict
  54. delirium
    condition of mental disturbance; wild excitement
  55. delude
    to deceive; to mislead
  56. deluge
    a flood; a rush
  57. delve
    to search; to investigate
  58. demagogue
    a popular leader who appeals to the emotions
  59. demean
    to degrade; to lower
  60. demeanor
    behavior
  61. demented
    deranged; insane
  62. demigod
    a person who is partly a god and partly human
  63. demise
    death; ending
  64. demography
    study of population trends
  65. demolish
    to tear down
  66. demoralize
    to discourage; to cause to lose spirit
  67. demur
    to object; to take exception to
  68. demure
    shy
  69. denigrate
    to ruin the reputation of; to blacken
  70. denizen
    occupant; inhabitant; resident
  71. denomination
    "the name or designation for a class of persons
  72. denouement
    outcome; result
  73. denounce
    to publicly condemn
  74. depict
    to portray; to represent
  75. depilate
    to remove hair from
  76. deplete
    "to use up gradually (resources
  77. deplore
    to regret
  78. deploy
    to place troops in position
  79. depose
    to remove from office
  80. depraved
    sinful; immoral
  81. deprecate
    to disapprove of
  82. depreciate
    to lessen in value
  83. deranged
    insane
  84. derelict
    (three meanings) abandoned (adjective); negligent (adjective); a vagrant or bum (noun)
  85. deride
    to ridicule
  86. derision
    ridicule
  87. dermatology
    study of skin diseases
  88. derogatory
    belittling
  89. descry
    to discover
  90. desecrate
    to damage a holy place
  91. desiccate
    to dry up; to wither
  92. desist
    to cease or stop
  93. desolate
    lonely; deserted
  94. despicable
    contemptible; hateful
  95. despise
    to scorn; to regard with disgust
  96. despoil
    to rob; to plunder
  97. despondent
    depressed; dejected
  98. despot
    a dictator
  99. destitute
    poor; lacking
  100. desuetude
    condition of disuse; extinction
  101. desultory
    wandering from subject to subject; rambling
  102. detente
    a lessening of tension or hostility
  103. deter
    to discourage; to hinder
  104. detergent
    a cleansing agent
  105. detonate
    explode
  106. detoxify
    remove the poison from
  107. detract
    to take away; to diminish
  108. detriment
    harm; damage
  109. devastate
    to destroy; to overwhelm
  110. deviate
    to turn aside; to digress
  111. devious
    sly; underhand
  112. devoid
    completely without
  113. devotee
    an enthusiastic follower
  114. devout
    religious; pious; sincere
  115. dexterity
    skill; cleverness
  116. diabolical
    devilish; cruel
  117. diadem
    crown
  118. dialectic
    logical discussion
  119. diaphanous
    transparent; very sheer and light
  120. diatribe
    bitter criticism
  121. dichotomy
    division into two parts dicker to bargain; to argue over prices
  122. diction
  123. didactic
    instructive; inclined to lecture others too much
  124. diffident
    shy; modest
  125. diffuse
    to spread; to scatter
  126. digress
    to wander off the subject
  127. dilapidated
    broken down; falling apart
  128. dilate
    to expand; to become wider
  129. dilatory
    slow or late in doing things
  130. dilemma
    a troubling situation
  131. dilettante
    a dabbler in the fine arts; one who is not an expert
  132. diligent
    hard-working; industrious
  133. diminutive
    small dint power; force
  134. dipsomaniac
    drunkard dire dreadful; causing disaster
  135. dirge
    a funeral song or hymn
  136. disarray
    disorder; confusion
  137. disavow
    to disown; to deny; to repudiate
  138. disburse
    to payout
  139. discern
    to distinguish; to recognize; to perceive
  140. disciple
    a follower
  141. disclaimer
    denial; renunciation
  142. disclose
    to reveal; to make known
  143. discomfiture
    frustration; confusion
  144. disconcert
    to upset; to embarrass
  145. disconsolate
    without hope
  146. discordant
    disagreeing; harsh-sounding
  147. discount
    (two meanings) reduction (noun); to disregard (verb)
  148. discountenance
    to disapprove of
  149. discourse
    conversation; lecture
  150. discredit
    to disgrace; to cast doubt on
  151. discreet
    showing good judgment; cautious
  152. discrepancy
    inconsistency; difference
  153. discrete
    separate; not attached
  154. discretion
    good judgment
  155. discrimination
    (two meanings) prejudice; ability to
  156. distinguish
    discursive rambling; wandering
  157. disdain
    to scorn
  158. disgruntled
    unhappy; discontented
  159. dishearten
    to discourage; to depress
  160. disheveled
    untidy
  161. disinter
    to uncover; to dig up
  162. disinterested
    impartial; not prejudiced
  163. dismal
    gloomy; depressing
  164. dismantle
    to take apart
  165. dismember
    to cut or pull off limbs
  166. disparage
    to belittle; to put down
  167. disparity
    inequality; difference
  168. dispassionate
    calm; impartial
  169. dispel
    to drive away disperse to scatter
  170. disputatious
    fond of arguing
  171. disreputable
    having a bad reputation
  172. dissection
    cutting apart; analysis
  173. dissemble
    to conceal; to pretend
  174. disseminate
    to scatter; to spread
  175. dissension
    disagreement; opposition
  176. dissertation
    a written essay
  177. dissident
    disagreeing
  178. dissimulate
    to hide one's feelings
  179. dissipate
    to waste; to scatter
  180. dissociate
    to break ties with; to part company
  181. dissolute
    immoral; unrestrained
  182. dissonant
    out of harmony
  183. dissuade
    to advise or urge against
  184. distend
    to expand; to swell; to stretch out
  185. distort
    to twist out of shape
  186. distraught
    troubled dither (preceded by in a) nervously excited or confused
  187. diurnal
    daily
  188. divergent
    varying; different
  189. divers
    several diverse different
  190. divest
    to deprive
  191. divination
    the act of foretelling the future
  192. divulge
    to reveal; to make known
  193. docile
    obedient; submissive
  194. doddering
    shaky; senile
  195. doff
    to throw off or away
  196. doggedly
    stubbornly
  197. dogmatic
    having a definite opinion; authoritative
  198. doldrums
    low spirits
  199. dole
    to distribute; to give out sparingly
  200. doleful
    sorrowful
  201. dolorous
    mournful; sad
  202. dolt
    "a dull
  203. domicile
    home; residence
  204. donnybrook
    "rough
  205. dormant
    asleep; inactive
  206. dorsal
    pertaining to the back
  207. dossier
    a complete group of documents containing detailed information
  208. dotage
    feeblemindedness of old age
  209. doughty
    courageous; worthy
  210. dour
    gloomy
  211. douse
    to put out (a fire); to extinguish
  212. dowdy
    shabby; untidy
  213. downtrodden
    trampled on; suppressed
  214. doyen
    senior or eldest member
  215. Draconian
    severe; cruel dregs leftovers
  216. drivel
    childish nonsense; stupid talk
  217. droll
    amusing in an odd way
  218. drone
    (three meanings) a male bee (noun); an idle person (noun); to talk on and on monotonously (verb)
  219. dross
    waste matter
  220. drudgery
    "hard
  221. dual
    "consisting of two people
  222. dubious
    doubtful; questionable
  223. ductile
    capable of being molded or shaped
  224. dudgeon
    "anger
  225. dulcet
    pleasing to the ear
  226. dulcimer
    a type of zither
  227. dupe
    to trick; to deceive
  228. duplicity
    deceit; double-dealing; dishonesty
  229. duress
    force dutiful obedient
  230. dwindle
    to shrink; to become smaller
  231. dynamo
    a powerful person
  232. dyspepsia
    poor digestion
  233. dysphasia
    difficulty in speaking
  234. earnest
    sincere; serious
  235. earthy
    realistic; coarse
  236. ebb
    to slowly decrease
  237. ebullient
    enthusiastic
  238. eccentric
    odd; out of the ordinary
  239. ecclesiastical
    pertaining to the church
  240. echelon
    rank of authority; level of power
  241. �clat
    brilliance; fame
  242. eclectic
    selecting; choosing from various sources
  243. eclipse
    to overshadow; to outshine
  244. ecology
    study of the environment
  245. ecstatic
    extremely happy
  246. edifice
    structure; building
  247. edify
    to improve someone morally; to instruct
  248. educe
    to draw or bring out
  249. eerie
    weird; mysterious
  250. efface
    to erase; to wipe out
  251. effectual
    effective; adequate
  252. effeminate
    unmanly; womanly; soft and weak
  253. effervescent
    bubbly; spirited
  254. effete
    worn-out; barren
  255. efficacy
    power to produce an
  256. effect
    effigy a likeness; an image
  257. efflorescent
    blossoming; flowering
  258. effluent
    flowing out
  259. effrontery
    shameful boldness
  260. effulgent
    shining forth brilliantly; radiant
  261. effusion
    a pouring out; an uncontrolled display of emotion
  262. egalitarian
    pertaining to belief in the equality of all men
  263. ego
    a feeling of self-importance
  264. egotism
    selfishness; boasting about oneself
  265. egregious
    remarkably bad; outrageous
  266. egress
    exit (noun and verb)
  267. ejaculation
    an exclamation
  268. eject
    to throw out
  269. elapse
    to pass; to slip away
  270. elated
    overjoyed electrify to thrill
  271. elegy
    a sad or mournful poem
  272. elicit
    to draw forth; to cause to be revealed
  273. elite
    the choice or best of a group of persons
  274. elixir
    remedy
  275. ellipsis
    the omission in a sentence of a word or words
  276. eloquent
    convincing or forceful in speech
  277. elucidate
    to make clear
  278. elude
    to avoid; to escape notice
  279. elusive
    difficult to grasp
  280. elysian
    blissful; heavenly
  281. emaciated
    abnormally thin
  282. emanate
    to come forth; to send forth
  283. emancipate
    to set free
  284. embark
    (on) to begin a journey or an endeavor
  285. embellish
    to decorate
  286. embezzle
    to steal
  287. embroil
    to involve in trouble; to complicate
  288. embryonic
    undeveloped; in an early stage
  289. emendation
    correction
  290. emetic
    causing vomiting
  291. eminent
    famous; renowned
  292. emissary
    one sent on a special mission
  293. emit
    to send out; to give forth
  294. emollient
    something that soothes or softens
  295. emolument
    profit; gain
  296. empathy
    understanding another's feelings
  297. empirical
    based on experience rather than theory
  298. emulate
    to imitate
  299. emulous
    jealous; envious
  300. enamored
    (of) in love with
  301. enclave
    "a country
  302. encomium
    an expression of high praise
  303. encompass
    to include; to surround
  304. encore
    a repeat performance
  305. encroach
    (upon) to trespass; to intrude
  306. encumbrance
    hindrance; obstruction
  307. encyclopedic
    filled with knowledge; comprehensive
  308. endearment
    an expression of affection
  309. endemic
    confined to a particular country or area
  310. energize
    to rouse into activity enervate to weaken
  311. enfranchise
    to give the right to vote
  312. engender
    to promote
  313. engrossed
    completely absorbed in
  314. engulf
    to overwhelm
  315. enhance
    to increase in value or beauty; to improve
  316. enigma
    a puzzling situation; dilemma
  317. enigmatic
    mysterious; puzzling
  318. enlighten
    to inform; to reveal truths
  319. enmity
    hostility; hatred
  320. ennui
    boredom
  321. enormity
    an outrageous and immoral act
  322. enrapture
    to delight beyond measure
  323. ensconce
    to hide; to conceal; to settle comfortably
  324. ensue
    to follow; to result from
  325. enthrall
    to charm; to captivate
  326. entice
    to attract; to tempt
  327. entity
    independent being
  328. entomology
    study of insects
  329. entourage
    a group of personal attendants
  330. entranced
    filled with delight or wonder
  331. entreaty
    a request; a plea
  332. entrenched
    firmly established; dug in
  333. entrepreneur
    successful businessman; promoter
  334. enunciate
    to pronounce words clearly
  335. environs
    surroundings
  336. envisage
    to imagine; to form a mental picture
  337. envoy
    messenger; agent
  338. eon
    extremely long period of time
  339. ephemeral
    temporary; short-lived
  340. epic
    a long poem about heroic occurrences
  341. epicure
    one who seeks pleasure in fine foods
  342. epigram
    witty saying
  343. epilogue
    dosing part of a speech or literary work
  344. epiphany
    appearance of a deity (god); revelation
  345. epistle
    a letter
  346. epitaph
    inscription on a tomb
  347. epithet
    a descriptive word or phrase
  348. epitome
    a typical example; a summary or condensed account
  349. epoch
    particular period of history
  350. equanimity
    calmness; evenness of temperament
  351. equestrian
    a horseback rider
  352. equilibrium
    balance; stability
  353. equine
    pertaining to horses
  354. equinox
    the time when day and night are of
  355. equal
    length equipoise balance equitable fair; just
  356. equity
    fairness; justice; impartiality
  357. equivocal
    doubtful; ambiguous
  358. equivocate
    to confuse by speaking in ambiguous terms
  359. eradicate
    to erase; to wipe out
  360. ergo
    therefore
  361. erode
    to wear away
  362. erotic
    pertaining to sexual love
  363. err
    to make a mistake
  364. errant
    wandering (in search 0/ adventure); straying from what is right
  365. erratic
    irregular; abnormal
  366. erroneous
    mistaken; wrong
  367. ersatz
    artificial; inferior substitute
  368. erstwhile
    formerly; in the past
  369. erudite
    scholarly; learned
  370. escalate
    to increase; to grow rapidly; to intensify
  371. escapade
    a reckless adventure
  372. escarpment
    steep cliff
  373. eschew
    to avoid; to keep away from
  374. escrow
    (preceded by in) money deposited with a third person pending fulfillment of a condition
  375. esoteric
    for a select few; not generally known
  376. espionage
    spying
  377. espouse
    to support (a cause)
  378. essay
    (verb) to try; to attempt; (noun) a short personal literary composition dealing with a single subject
  379. estival
    pertaining to summer
  380. estranged
    separated; alienated
  381. ethereal
    spiritual; airy
  382. ethnic
    pertaining to a particular race or culture
  383. etymology
    the origin and development of words
  384. eugenics
    science of improving the human race
  385. eulogy
    praise for a dead person
  386. euphemism
    substitution of a pleasant expression for an unpleasant one
  387. euphonious
    having a pleasant sound; harmonious
  388. euphoria
    a feeling of well-being
  389. euthanasia
    mercy killing
  390. evanescent
    temporary; fleeting
  391. evasive
    not straightforward; tricky
  392. eventuate
    to result; to happen finally
  393. evict
    to expel; to throw out
  394. evince
    to show clearly
  395. evoke
    to call forth; to produce
  396. evolve
    to develop gradually
  397. exacerbate
    to aggravate; to make more violent
  398. exact
    (two meanings) accurate (adjective); to demand or to require (verb)
  399. exalt
    to raise in position; to praise
  400. exasperate
    to irritate; to annoy extremely
  401. excise
    "(two meanings) a tax on liquor
  402. excoriate
    (two meanings) to scrape the skin off; to criticize sharply
  403. excruciating
    unbearably painful exculpate to free from blame; to vindicate
  404. execrate
    to curse
  405. exemplary
    worthy of imitation
  406. exhilaration
    liveliness; high spirits
  407. exhort
    to warn exhume to bring out of the earth; to reveal
  408. exigent
    urgent; critical exiguous scanty; small in quantity
  409. exodus
    a departure; a going out
  410. exonerate
    to free from guilt or blame
  411. exorbitant
    excessive; unreasonable
  412. exorcise
    to drive out an evil spirit
  413. exotic
    foreign; excitingly strange
  414. expatiate
    to enlarge upon; to speak or write at length
  415. expatriate
    "a person who is banished from
  416. expectorate
    to spit out expedient practical; advantageous
  417. expedite
    to speed up; to make easy
  418. expendable
    replaceable expiate to atone for
  419. explicate
    explain in detail; make clear
  420. explicit
    clear; unambiguous; direct
  421. exploit
    to use for one's own advantage
  422. expound
    to explain; to interpret
  423. expressly
    especially; particularly
  424. expunge
    to erase
  425. expurgate
    to remove offensive passages; to cleanse
  426. extant
    still in existence extemporaneous offhand; done without preparation
  427. extenuating
    less serious
  428. extinct
    no longer in existence
  429. extirpate
    to destroy; to remove completely
  430. extol
    to praise extort to obtain by force
  431. extradite
    to give up a prisoner to another authority
  432. extraneous
    unrelated; not essential
  433. extrapolate
    to estimate; to infer
  434. extricate
    to set free; to disentangle
  435. extrinsic
    external; coming from outside
  436. extrovert
    an outgoing person
  437. exuberant
    full of enthusiasm
  438. exude
    to discharge; to ooze exult to rejoice
  439. fabricate
    (two meanings) to construct; to lie
  440. fabulous
    incredible; imaginative
  441. facade
    outward appearance
  442. facet
    aspect facetious joking; sarcastic
  443. facile
    easy; effortless
  444. facilitate
    to make easy
  445. facsimile
    an exact copy; a duplicate
  446. faction
    a minority within a larger group
  447. factious
    causing disagreement
  448. factitious
    artificial
  449. factotum
    an employee who can do all kinds of work
  450. faculty
    power; ability; skill
  451. fallacious
    misleading; deceptive
  452. fallible
    capable of error fallow inactive; unproductive
  453. falter
    to stumble; to hesitate
  454. fanatic
    a person with uncontrolled enthusiasm
  455. fanciful
    unreal; imaginative; unpredictable
  456. fanfare
    noisy or showy display
  457. farcical
    absurd; ridiculous
  458. fastidious
    hard to please
  459. fatal
    causing death fatalistic believing that all things in life are inevitable
  460. fathom
    (two meanings) nautical measure of 6 feet in depth (noun); to comprehend (verb)
  461. fatuous
    foolish
  462. fauna
    animals of a certain area
  463. fawn
    (two meanings) a young deer (noun); to act slavishly submissive (verb)
  464. faze
    to disturb; to discourage
  465. fealty
    loyalty; devotion
  466. feasible
    capable of being accomplished; suitable
  467. feat
    deed or accomplishment
  468. febrile
    feverish
  469. fecund
    fertile; productive
  470. feign
    to pretend
  471. feint
    a false show; a pretended blow
  472. feisty
    quick-tempered or quarrelsome
  473. felicity
    happiness
  474. feline
    pertaining to cats
  475. fell
    (two meanings) to knock down (verb); fierce or cruel (adjective)
  476. felon
    a criminal felonious treacherous; base; villainous
  477. ferment
    a state of agitation or excitement
  478. ferret
    (two meanings) a small animal of the weasel family (noun); to search or drive out (verb)
  479. fervent
    eager; earnest
  480. fervid
    very emotional fester to rot
  481. festive
    joyous; merry fete to honor; to entertain
  482. fetid
    foul-smelling
  483. fetish
    object with magical power; object that receives respect or devotion
  484. fetter
    to confine; to put into chains
  485. fiasco
    a total disaster fiat an official order
  486. fickle
    changeable in affections; unfaithful
  487. fictitious
    false; not genuine
  488. fidelity
    faithfulness figment something imagined
  489. filch
    to steal
  490. filial
    like a son or daughter
  491. finale
    the climax; end
  492. finesse
    diplomacy; tact
  493. finicky
    extremely particular; fussy
  494. finite
    limited; measurable
  495. firebrand
    one who stirs up a revolution
  496. firmament
    sky; heavens fiscal pertaining to
  497. finances
    fissure opening; groove; split
  498. fitful
    irregular; occurring in spurts
  499. flabbergasted
    astonished; made speechless
  500. flaccid
    flabby flag (two meanings) a banner (noun); to droop or to slow down (verb)
  501. flagellate
    to whip
  502. flagrant
    scandalous; shocking
  503. flail
    to strike freely and wildly
  504. flair
    a knack; a natural talent
  505. flamboyant
    showy; conspicuous
  506. flaunt
    to boast; to show off
  507. flay
    (two meanings) to strip the skin off; to criticize sharply
  508. fledgling
    "a young
  509. fleece
    (two meanings) wool of a lamb (noun); to swindle (verb)
  510. flexible
    bendable flinch to draw back; to cringe
  511. flippant
    treating serious matters lightly
  512. flora
    plant life of a certain area
  513. florid
    flowery; ornate
  514. flotilla
    small fleet of ships
  515. flotsam
    floating cargo or wreckage
  516. flout
    to mock; to ridicule
  517. fluctuate
    to move back and forth; to vary
  518. fluent
    flowing; able to speak and/or write easily and clearly
  519. fluster
    to upset; to confuse
  520. fluvial
    pertaining to a river
  521. flux
    state of continual change
  522. foible
    a weakness; minor fault
  523. foil
    "(two meanings) to prevent the success of a plan (verb); a person who
  524. foist
    (on) to pass off merchandise which is inferior
  525. folderol
    nonsense
  526. folly
    a foolish action
  527. foment
    to stir up; to instigate
  528. foolhardy
    foolish; reckless fop an excessively vain man
  529. foray
    a sudden attack
  530. forbearance
    patience; restraint
  531. forebear
    ancestor
  532. foreboding
    a warning; an omen
  533. foregone
    "(note spelling
  534. forensic
    pertaining to a formal discussion or debate
  535. forerunner
    ancestor; predecessor
  536. foreshadow
    to hint
  537. forestall
    to prevent by action in advance; to anticipate
  538. forfeit
    to give up forgo to do without; to give up
  539. formidable
    dreadful; discouraging
  540. forte
    strong point forthright direct; frank
  541. fortitude
    strength; courage
  542. fortnight
    two weeks; fourteen days
  543. fortuitous
    lucky; by chance
  544. foster
    to nourish; to encourage
  545. fracas
    a loud Quarrel
  546. fractious
    irritable; Quarrelsome; stubborn
  547. fracture
    to break or to crack
  548. frailty
    a weakness; a defect
  549. franchise
    special right or privilege
  550. fraternal
    brotherly
  551. fraudulent
    dishonest; cheating
  552. fraught
    (with) filled
  553. fray
    (two meanings) a noisy Quarrel (noun); to unravel or to come apart (verb)
  554. frenetic
    frantic; wild
  555. frenzy
    madness; fury
  556. freshet
    a fresh water stream
  557. fretful
    worried; irritated
  558. friction
    (two meanings) a rubbing together (noun); conflict or disagreement (noun)
  559. frigid
    extremely cold
  560. frivolous
    trivial; silly
  561. frowzy
    dirty; unkempt
  562. frugal
    economical; thrifty
  563. fruition
    fulfillment; realization
  564. fruitless
    barren; yielding no results
  565. frustrate
    to prevent; to discourage
  566. fugacious
    pertaining to the passing of time
  567. fulminate
    to explode; to denounce
  568. fulsome
    disgusting; sickening; repulsive
  569. furor
    rage; frenzy; fury
  570. furtive
    stealthy; secretive
  571. fusion
    a union; merging
  572. futile
    useless
  573. gadfly
    a person who annoys others
  574. gaff
    a hook gainsay to deny; to contradict
  575. gait
    manner of walking
  576. gaIa
    festive
  577. galaxy
    a group of stars; any large and brilliant assemblage of persons
  578. gall
    bitterness
  579. gallant
    polite; noble ~ to stimulate; to startle into sudden activity
  580. gambit
    strategy; an opening one uses to advantage
  581. gambol
    to frolic; to romp about
  582. gamut
    the whole range or extent
  583. gape
    to stare with open mouth
  584. garble
    to distort
  585. gargantuan
    gigantic; huge
  586. garish
    tastelessly gaudy
  587. garland
    a wreath of flowers
  588. garner
    to gather; to acquire
  589. garnish
    to decorate; to trim
  590. garrulous
    talkative gauche awkward; tactless
  591. gaudy
    flashy; showy
  592. gaunt
    thin and bony; bleak and barren
  593. gazebo
    an open structure with an enjoyable view
  594. gazette
    newspaper
  595. gelid
    very cold; frozen
  596. genealogy
    family history
  597. generate
    to produce; to originate
  598. generic
    general; not specific; pertaining to a class
  599. genesis
    origin; beginning
  600. genial
    warm; friendly
  601. genocide
    killing of a race of people
  602. genre
    an art form or class
  603. genteel
    polite; refined
  604. gentry
    upper class people
  605. genuflect
    to kneel; to bend the knee
  606. germane
    relevant; fitting
  607. gerontology
    the study of older people and their problems
  608. gesticulation
    lively or excited gesture
  609. ghastly
    horrible; dreadful
  610. ghoul
    grave robber; ogre
  611. gibberish
    "silly
  612. gibbet
    gallows from which criminals are hanged give to scoff; to ridicule
  613. giddy
    dizzy; flighty; whirling
  614. gild
    to cover with gold
  615. gingerly
    carefully; cautiously
  616. gird
    to encircle gist main point; essence
  617. glazed
    glassy; smooth; shiny
  618. glean
    to gather patiently and with great effort
  619. glee
    joy glib fluent; smooth
  620. glissade
    a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain
  621. glitch
    a malfunction; an error
  622. gloaming
    twilight; dusk
  623. gloat
    to look at or think about with great satisfaction
  624. glower
    to frown; to stare angrily at
  625. glum
    sad; gloomy
  626. glutinous
    gluey; sticky
  627. glutton
    one who eats or drinks too much
  628. gnarled
    knotty; twisted; roughened
  629. gnome
    a legendary dwarf-like creature
  630. goad
    to encourage; to spur on
  631. gorge
    (two meanings) a deep valley with steep sides (noun); to eat or to swallow greedily (verb)
  632. gory
    bloody
  633. gossamer
    light; flimsy; fine
  634. Gothic
    medieval; mysterious
  635. gouge
    (two meanings) to dig out; to swindle or overcharge
  636. gourmand
    a glutton; a person who eats excessively
  637. gourmet
    an expert of fine food and drink
  638. gradient
    a slope; a ramp
  639. granary
    a storehouse for grain
  640. grandiloquent
    pretentious; speaking in a pompous style
  641. grandiose
    impressive; showy
  642. graphic
    giving a clear and effective picture
  643. grapple
    to grip and hold; to struggle
  644. grate
    (two meanings) to grind to shreds; to irritate
  645. gratify
    to please; to satisfy
  646. gratis
    without payment; free
  647. gratuitous
    free of cost; unnecessary
  648. grave
    serious; somber gregarious sociable; friendly
  649. grievous
    causing grief or sorrow; distressing
  650. grim
    fierce; stern
  651. grimace
    a distorted face; an expression of disapproval
  652. grime
    dirt
  653. gripe
    complaint
  654. grisly
    horrible; gruesome; ghastly
  655. grit
    stubborn courage
  656. gross
    extreme; vulgar
  657. grotesque
    absurd; distorted
  658. grotto
    a cave
  659. grovel
    to lower oneself to please another
  660. grudging
    resentful; reluctant
  661. grueling
    exhausting
  662. gruff
    rough or harsh in manner
  663. guile
    deceit; trickery
  664. guileless
    sincere guise a false appearance
  665. gull
    to trick; to deceive
  666. gullible
    easily deceived; too trusting
  667. gumption
    courage and initiative
  668. gustatory
    pertaining to the sense of taste
  669. gusto
    hearty enjoyment
  670. gusty
    windy; stormy
  671. guttural
    pertaining to the throat
  672. gyrate
    to rotate; to spin
  673. habitat
    dwelling
  674. hackneyed
    trite; commonplace; overused
  675. haggard
    "worn out from sleeplessness
  676. haggle
    to bargain over a price
  677. halcyon
    calm hale healthy
  678. hallmark
    a symbol of high quality
  679. hallow
    to make holy; to bless
  680. hallucination
    illusion; a false notion
  681. hamper
    to hinder; to keep someone from acting freely
  682. haphazard
    dependent upon mere chance
  683. hapless
    unlucky harangue long speech
  684. harass
    to annoy; to bother
  685. harbinger
    an omen or sign
  686. harbor
    "(two meanings) a body of water providing ships with protection from winds
  687. hardy
    courageous; sturdy
  688. harlequin
    a clown
  689. harpy
    "a greedy
  690. harrowing
    upsetting; distressing
  691. harry
    to worry; to torment
  692. hart
    a male deer haughty snobbish; arrogant
  693. haunt
    to appear as a spirit or ghost; to visit frequently; to disturb or distress
  694. haven
    a safe place
  695. havoc
    great destruction
  696. hazard
    risk; danger
  697. headlong
    recklessly; impulsively
  698. headstrong
    stubborn; willful
  699. hearsay
    rumor; gossip
  700. hearth
    fireplace
  701. hector
    to bully
  702. hedonist
    a pleasure-seeker
  703. heedless
    careless; unmindful
  704. hefty
    large and powerful; heavy
  705. hegemony
    leadership or strong influence
  706. hegira
    flight; escape
  707. heinous
    hateful; abominable
  708. hemophilia
    a blood defect in which the blood does not clot to close a wound
  709. herald
    to announce; to usher in
  710. herbivorous
    feeding on vegetation
  711. herculean
    tremendous in size Strength or difficulty
  712. heresy
    rejection of a religious belief
  713. hermetic
    airtight; tightly sealed
  714. heterodox
    departing from acceptable beliefs
  715. heterogeneous
    different; unlike; dissimilar
  716. heyday
    period of success
  717. hiatus
    pause or gap
  718. hibernate
    "to be inactive
  719. hierarchy
    "a ranking
  720. hilarity
    gaiety; joy
  721. hircine
    goat-like
  722. hirsute
    hairy; bearded
  723. histrionic
    theatrical; overly dramatic
  724. hoard
    to store away; to accumulate
  725. hoary
    white with age or frost
  726. hoax
    a practical joke
  727. hobgoblin
    a frightening apparition; something that causes fear
  728. hodgepodge
    mixture
  729. hogwash
    meaningless or insincere talk
  730. hoi polloi
    common people; the masses
  731. holocaust
    complete destruction
  732. homage
    respect; honor
  733. homily
    a sermon
  734. homogeneous
    composed of parts all of the same kind
  735. homophonic
    sounding alike hone to sharpen
  736. hoodwink
    to deceive hoot to shout in disapproval
  737. horde
    a crowd of people
  738. horticulture
    the science of gardening
  739. hospice
    shelter
  740. hovel
    "a dirty
  741. hover
    to keep lingering about; to wait near at hand
  742. hubris
    excessive pride or self-confidence
  743. hue
    a color; a shade
  744. humane
    kind; compassionate
  745. humbug
    trick; hoax
  746. humdrum
    monotonous; routine
  747. humid
    moist humility lowliness; meekness
  748. humus
    black soil for fertilizing
  749. hurtle
    to dash; speed; run
  750. husbandry
    the science of raising crops; careful management
  751. hybrid
    mixed; assorted
  752. hydrophobia
    fear of water; rabies
  753. hymeneal
    pertaining to marriage
  754. hyperbole
    extreme exaggeration
  755. hypercritical
    overcritical; faultfinding
  756. hypochondriac
    a person with imaginary ailments
  757. hypocrite
    one who pretends to be someone or some-thing he is not
  758. hypothesis
    an assumption; an unproven theory
  759. ichthyology
    study of fish
  760. icon
    a statue or idol
  761. iconoclast
    a rebel; one who breaks with tradition
  762. idealist
    one with very high standards
  763. idiosyncrasy
    a peculiar personality trait
  764. idolatry
    excessive or blind adoration; worship of idols
  765. idyllic
    charmingly simple or poetic
  766. igneous
    pertaining to fire
  767. ignoble
    dishonorable
  768. ignominious
    shameful; disgraceful
  769. ignoramus
    a stupid person
  770. ilk
    type; sort; kind
  771. illicit
    unlawful; illegal
  772. illiterate
    uneducated
  773. illumine
    to brighten; to inspire
  774. illusion
    fake impression
  775. illustrious
    distinguished; bright
  776. imbibe
    to drink; to absorb
  777. imbroglio
    a difficult or confusing situation
  778. imbue
    to fill completely; to penetrate
  779. immaculate
    spotless; pure
  780. imminent
    likely to happen; threatening
  781. immolate
    "to kill someone as a sacrificial victim
  782. immortal
    not subject to death
  783. immunity
    freedom from disease
  784. immutable
    unchangeable
  785. impair
    to weaken; to cause to become worse
  786. impale
    to pierce with a sharp stake through the body
  787. impalpable
    vague; not understandable
  788. impartial
    without prejudice
  789. impasse
    a dead end; a problem without a solution
  790. impeach
    to accuse
  791. impeccable
    flawless; without fault
  792. impecunious
    without money; penniless
  793. impede
    to hinder; to obstruct
  794. impediment
    a barrier; an obstruction
  795. impel
    push into motion; urge
  796. impending
    likely to happen soon
  797. imperative
    extremely necessary
  798. imperious
    domineering; haughty
  799. impermeable
    not permitting passage
  800. impertinent
    rude; disrespectful
  801. imperturbable
    steady; calm
  802. impervious
    not capable of being affected; hardened
  803. impetuous
    acting without thought; impulsive
  804. impetus
    a stimulus; a moving force
  805. impinge
    to strike; to collide; to encroach
  806. impious
    disrespectful toward God
  807. implacable
    unbending; inflexible; merciless
  808. implausible
    unbelievable
  809. implement
    (two meanings) a tool (noun); to carry out or put into practice (verb)
  810. implication
    an indirect indication; a statement that suggests something
  811. implicit
    "suggested
  812. import
    (two meanings) significance; meaning (noun); to bring in from a foreign country (verb)
  813. importune
    to persistently ask; to beg
  814. impostor
    a person who goes about under an assumed name or character
  815. impotent
    powerless; lacking strength
  816. imprecation
    a curse impregnable unconquerable
  817. impromptu
    without preparation; offhand
  818. impropriety
    pertaining to something that is not proper or suitable
  819. improvident
    wasteful
  820. improvise
    to do without preparation
  821. impudent
    disrespectful; shameless
  822. impugn
    to attack a person with words; to challenge a person in regard to motives
  823. impunity
    freedom from punishment
  824. impute
    to accuse a person of some wrongdoing; to attribute a fault or a crime to a person
  825. inadvertent
    unintentional
  826. inalienable
    not able to be transferred to another
  827. inane
    silly; meaningless
  828. inanimate
    lifeless; dull; dead
  829. inarticulate
    pertaining to speech that is not clear or understandable
  830. incandescent
    very bright; shining
  831. incapacitated
    disabled; unable to function
  832. incarcerate
    to imprison
  833. incarnadine
    blood-red; flesh-colored
  834. incarnate
    in human form
  835. incendiary
    causing fire; stirring up trouble
  836. incense
    to inflame; to enrage
  837. incentive
    something that
  838. incites
    to action inception beginning; start
  839. incessant
    continuous; without pause
  840. inchoate
    at an early stage; just beginning
  841. incipient
    beginning to exist or appear
  842. incisive
    sharp; keen
  843. incite
    to urge to action; to stir up
  844. inclement
    (usually refers to weather) harsh; unfavorable; severe
  845. incognito
    disguised
  846. incoherent
    rambling; not logically connected
  847. incongruous
    unsuited; inappropriate
  848. inconsequential
    unimportant
  849. incontrovertible
    certain; undeniable
  850. incorrigible
    bad beyond correction or reform
  851. incredulous
    skeptical; disbelieving
  852. increment
    an increase; a gain
  853. incriminate
    to charge with a crime; to connect or relate to a wrongdoing
  854. incubus
    nightmare
  855. inculcate
    (in or upon) to teach earnestly; to influence someone to accept an idea
  856. incumbent
    (two meanings) resting or lying down (adjective); one who holds a political office (noun)
  857. incur
    to bring upon oneself; to run into some undesirable consequence
  858. incursion
    a raid; an invasion indefatigable
  859. incapable
    of being tired out indelible
  860. incapable
    of being erased
  861. indemnify
    to insure; to repay
  862. indicative
    signifying; implying
  863. indict
    to charge with a crime; to accuse of a wrong-doing
  864. indigenous
    native to a particular area; inborn
  865. indigent
    extremely poor
  866. indignant
    angry as a result of unjust treatment
  867. indisputable
    unquestionable; without doubt
  868. indissoluble
    permanent indoctrinate to teach someone principles or beliefs indolent lazy
  869. indomitable
    unconquerable; unyielding
  870. indubitable
    unquestionable; certain
  871. induce
    to cause; to bring about
  872. indulgence
    gentle treatment; tolerance
  873. inebriated
    drunk ineffable not able to be described; unspeakable
  874. ineluctable
    inevitable; inescapable
  875. inept
    unfit; bungling; inefficient
  876. inert
    without power to move; inactive
  877. inevitable
    unavoidable; sure to happen
  878. inexorable
    unyielding
  879. infallible
    certain; without mistakes
  880. infamous
    having an extremely bad reputation; detestable
  881. infantile
    childish; immature
  882. infectious
    passing on a disease with germs; likely to spread; contagious
  883. infer
    to conclude; to derive by reasoning
  884. infernal
    hellish; fiendish; diabolical
  885. infidel
    unbeliever
  886. infinitesimal
    exceedingly small; minute (pronounced my-newt)
  887. infirmity
    weakness; feebleness inflated puffed up; swollen
  888. influx
    a flowing in
  889. infraction
    the breaking of a law or rule
  890. infringe
    (on or upon) to break a law; to violate; to trespass
  891. ingenious
    clever ingenuous simple; innocent; naive
  892. ingrate
    ungrateful person
  893. ingratiate
    (oneself) to work one's way into another's favor
  894. inherent
    inborn
  895. inhibition
    restraint; reserve
  896. inimical
    harmful; unfriendly
  897. inimitable
    not able to be imitated or equaled
  898. iniquity
    wickedness
  899. initiate
    to begin
  900. injunction
    a command; an order
  901. inkling
    a hint innate inborn; existing from birth
  902. innocuous
    harmless
  903. innovate
    to introduce a new idea
  904. innuendo
    indirect remark; hint
  905. inordinate
    unusual; excessive
  906. insatiable
    unable to be satisfied
  907. inscrutable
    mysterious; difficult to understand
  908. insidious
    treacherous
  909. insightful
    having a penetrating understanding of things; mentally alert and sharp
  910. insinuate
    to hint; to suggest
  911. insipid
    tasteless; dull
  912. insolent
    boldly disrespectful
  913. insolvent
    bankrupt; unable to pay creditors
  914. insomnia
    sleeplessness
  915. insouciant
    carefree; happy-go-lucky
  916. instigate
    to provoke; to stir up
  917. insubordinate
    disobedient
  918. insular
    pertaining to an island; detached; isolated
  919. insuperable
    unconquerable
  920. insurgence
    rebellion; action against authority
  921. insurrection
    uprising; rebellion
  922. intact
    entire; left whole; sound
  923. integral
    essential; whole
  924. integrate
    unify; to bring together into a whole
  925. integrity
    honesty; sincerity
  926. intellectual
    intelligent; having mental capacity to a high degree
  927. intelligentsia
    "highly educated
  928. inter
    to bury
  929. interdict
    to prohibit; to ban
  930. interim
    meantime; period of time between
  931. interlocutor
    one who takes part in a conversion
  932. interloper
    an intruder
  933. interlude
    a period of time between two events
  934. interminable
    endless
  935. intermittent
    starting and stopping; periodic
  936. interpolate
    to insert between; to estimate
  937. interpose
    to place between
  938. interregnum
    pause; interval; any period during which a nation is without a permanent ruler
  939. interrogate
    to question
  940. interstellar
    between or among stars
  941. intervene
    to come between
  942. intimate
    (two meanings) private or personal (adjective); to imply (verb)
  943. intimidate
    to make afraid; threaten
  944. intolerant
    bigoted; narrow-minded
  945. intractable
    hard to manage
  946. intransigent
    stubborn; refusing to give in
  947. intrepid
    fearless; courageous
  948. intricate
    complex; hard to understand
  949. intrinsic
    essential; pertaining to a necessary part of something
  950. introspective
    looking into oneself
  951. introvert
    a person who is concerned with his own thoughts or feelings
  952. intuitive
    insightful; knowing by a hidden sense
  953. inundate
    to fill to overflowing; to flood
  954. inured
    (to) accustomed to
  955. invalidate
    to deprive of legal value; to make null and void
  956. invariably
    constantly; uniformly; without changing
  957. invective
    strong verbal abuse
  958. inveigh
    (against) to make a bitter verbal attack
  959. inveigle
    to trick; lure; deceive
  960. invert
    to turn inside out or upside down
  961. inveterate
    firmly established; deep-rooted
  962. invidious
    causing resentment; offensive
  963. invigorate
    to fill with energy
  964. invincible
    not able to be defeated; unconquerable
  965. invoke
    to call upon invulnerable not able to be hurt; immune to attack
  966. iota
    a small quantity
  967. irascible
    easily angered
  968. ire
    anger; wrath
  969. iridescent
    displaying a wide range of colors like those of the rainbow
  970. irksome
    annoying; bothersome
  971. ironic
    contrary to what was expected
  972. irrational
    senseless; unreasonable
  973. irreconcilable
    unable to agree
  974. irredeemable
    hopeless; unable to be brought back
  975. irremediable
    unable to be corrected or cured
  976. irreparable
    beyond repair
  977. irrepressible
    unable to be controlled or restrained
  978. irresolute
    indecisive; doubtful; undecided
  979. irreverent
    disrespectful irrevocable final; unchangeable
  980. itinerant
    traveling from place to place

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