MAT Vocab Words A-C

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  1. ABASH
    TO EMBARASS; DISCONNECT, DISCOMFIT, FAZE, MORTIFY
  2. ABATE
    TO DECREASE, REDUCE

    SYN: DWINDLE, EBB, RECEDE, FLAG, WANE
  3. ABERRATION
    SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THE USUAL

    SYN: ANOMALY, IRREGULARITY, ABNORMALITY, DEVIATION
  4. ABET
    TO AID, ACT AS ACCOMPLICE

    HELP, SUCCOR, ASSIST
  5. ABJECT
    MISERABLE, PITIFUL

    SYN: PATHETIC, LAMENTABLE, SORRY
  6. ABRIDGE 
    TO CONDENSE, SHORTEN

    SYN: ABBRVIATE, CUT, PRUNE
  7. ABSCOND
    TO DEPART SECRETL

    SYN: FLEE, DECAMP, FLY, BOLT
  8. ABSTEMIOUS
    MARKED BY RESTRAINT, ESPECIALLY IN THE COMSUMPTION OF FOOD OR ALCOHOL

    SYN: MODERATE, TEMPERATE, SPARING
  9. ABSTINENT
    ABSTAINING

    SNY: FORBEARING. REFRAINING, ASCETIC
  10. ACCEDE
    TO EXPRESS APPROVAL, AGREE TO

    SYN: ASSENT, ACQUIESCE, CONSENT, CONCUR
  11. ACCOLADE
    PRAISE, DISTINCTION

    SYN: PRAISE, ACCLAIM, APPROBATION, OMMENDATION, KUDOS
  12. ACCRETION
    GROWTH IN SIZE OR INCREASE IN AMOUNT

    SYN: BUILDUP, ACCUMULATION, ACCRUAL
  13. ACCRUE
    TO ACCUMULATE, GROW BY ADDITION

    SYN: AUGMENT, ENLARGE, EXPAND, BURGEON, WAX
  14. ACERBIC
    BITTER, SHARP IN TASTE OR TEMPER

    SYN: TART, BITING, CAUSTIC, CUTTING
  15. ACME
    HIGHEST POINT, SUMMIT

    SYN: APEX, CROWN, PEAK, PINNACLE, ZENITH
  16. AQUIESCE
    TO AGREE, COMPLY QUIETLY

    SYN: ACCEDE, CONSENT, SUBMIT
  17. ACRID
    HARSH, BITTER

    SYN: SHARP, PUNGENT, CAUSTIC
  18. ACRIMONY
    BITTERNESS, ANIMOSITY

    SYN: CHOLER, SPLEEM, RANCOR, ASPERITY, ANTIPATHY
  19. ACUMEN
    SHARPNESS OF INSIGHT

    SYN: AGACITY, DISCERNMENT, SHREWDNESS
  20. ADAGE
    OLD SAYING OR PROVERB

    SYN: APOTHEM, APHORISM, MAXIM
  21. ADMONISH
    TO CAUTION OR REPRIMAND

    SYN: REPROVE, CHIDE, UPBRAID, BERATE, REBUKE
  22. ADROIT
    SKILLFUL, ACCOMPLISHED, HIGHLY COMPETENT

    SYN: DEFT, DEXTEROUS, PROFICIENT, ACCOMPLISHED, ADEPT
  23. ADULATION
    HIGH PRAISE

    SYN: ADMIRATION, FLATTERY, ACCOLADE
  24. ADULTERATE
    TO CORRUPT OR MAKE IMPURE

    SYN: CONTAMINATE, DILUTE
  25. AESTHETIC
    PERTAINING TO BEAUTY OR ART

    SYN: ARTISTIC, TASTEFUL
  26. ALACRITY
    CHEERFUL READINESS, PROMPTNESS IN RESPONSE

    SYN: CELERITY, PROMPTNESS, DISPATCH, ENTHUSIASM 
  27. ALLUSION
    INDIRECT REFERENCE

    SYN: INTIMATION, SUGGESTION
  28. ALTERCATION
    NOISY DISPUTE

    SYN: ARGUMENT, CLASH, FIGHT, QUARREL
  29. ALTRUISM
    UNSELISH CONCERN FOR OTHERS WELFARE

    SYN: BENEVOLENCE, GENEROSITY, KINDNESS
  30. AMALGAMAYE
    TO MIX, COMBINE
  31. AMBIVALENCE
    ATTITUDEE OF UNCERTAINTY, CONFLICTING EMOTIONS

    INDECISION, VACILLATION
  32. AMBULATORY
    OF, RELATING TO, OR ADAPTED TO WALKING, MOVING ABOUT FROM PLACE TO PLACE

    ITINERANT, NOMADIC, PERIPATETIC, ROVING, VEGABOND
  33. AMELIORATE
    TO MAKE BETTER, IMPROVE

    ATTEND, BETTERM REFORM
  34. AMULET
    ORNAMENT WORN AS A CHARM AGAINST EVIL SPIRIT

    TAILSMAN, FETISH
  35. ANACHRONISTIC
    OUTDATED

    ANOMALOUS, INCONSISTENT, INAPPROPRIATE
  36. ANATHEMA
    BAN, CURSE, SOMETHING SHUNNED OR DISLIKE

    EXECRATION, HORROR, ABOMINATION
  37. ANCILLARY
    ACCESSORY, SUBORDINATE, HELPING

    ADJUNCT, ADDITIONAL, AUXILIARY, SUPPLEMENTAL
  38. ANECDOTE
    SHORT, USUALLY FUNNY ACCOUNT OF AN EVENT

    STORY, JOKE
  39. ANOMALY
    IRREGULARITY OR DEVIATION FROM THE NORM

    ODDITY, ABERRRATION, DEVIANCE, PECULIARITY, ADNORMALITY
  40. ANTEDILUVIAN
    PREHISTORIC, ANCIENT BEYOND MEASURE

    OLD, ARCHAIC, ANTIQUE
  41. ANTIPATHY
    DISLIKE, HOSITILITY, EXTREME OPPOSITION OR AVERSION

    ENMITY, MALICE, ANTAGONISM
  42. ANTITHESIS
    EXACT OPPOSITE OR DIRECT CONTRAST

    CONTRARY, REVERSE
  43. APEX
    HIGHEST POINT, SUMMIT

    ACME, CROWN, ZENITH, PEAK, CREST
  44. APHORISM
    OLD SAYING OR SHORT, PITHY STATEMENT

    ADAGE, APOTHEGM, MAXIM, PROVERB
  45. APOCRYPHAL
    NOT GENUINE, FICTIONAL

    ERRONEOUS, FICTITIOUS, FRAUDULENT, FALSE
  46. APOSTATE
    ONE WHO RENOUNCES A RELIGOUS FAITH

    RENEGADE, TURNCOAT, DESERTER
  47. APPROPRIATE
    TO TAKE POSSESSION OF

    UNSURP, ARROGATE, COMMANDER
  48. AQUATIC
    BELONGING OR LIVING IN WATER

    WATERY, MARITIME, PELAGIC
  49. ARABLE
    SUITABLE FOR CULTIVATION

    FARMABLE, FERTILE
  50. ARCANE
    SECRET, OBSCURE, KNOWN ONLY TO A FEW

    ESOTERIC, MYSTERIOUS
  51. ARCH
    MISCHIEVOUS, ROGUISH

    IMPISH, WAGGISH, SAUCY, IRONIC
  52. ARCHIPELAGO
    LARGE GROUP OF ISLANDS

    CLUSTER, SCATTERING
  53. ARROGAYE
    TO DEMAND, CLAIM ARROGANTLY

    APPROPRIATE, UNSURP, SEIZE, COMMANDEER. ASSUME
  54. ASCETIC
    SELF-DENYING, ABSTINENT, AUSTERE

    CONTINENT, TEMPERATE, ABSTEMIOUS
  55. ASCRIBE
    TO ATTRIBUTE TO, ASSIGN

    ACCREDIT, IMPUTE, REFER
  56. ASHEN
    RESEMBLING ASHES, DEATHLY PALE

    BLANCHED, PALLID, PASTY, WAN
  57. ASPERSION
    FALSE RUMOR, DAMAGING REPORT, SLANDER

    ALLEGATION, INSINUATION, REPROACH
  58. ASSIDUOUS
    DILIGENT, PERSISTENT, HARD-WORKING

    INDUSTRIOUS, STEADFAST, THOROUGH
  59. ASSONANCE
    RESEMBLANCE IN SOUND, ESPECIALY IN VOWEL SOUNDS, PARTIAL RHYME

    REPETITION, SIMILARITY, ECHO
  60. ASSUAGE
    TO MAKE LESS SEVERE, EASE, RELIEVE

    MITIAGET, ALLEVIATE, EASE, APPEASE, MOLLIFY
  61. ASTRINGENT
    HARSH, SEVERE, STERN

    SHARP, BITTER, CAISTIC
  62. ASYLUM
    REFUGE, SANCTUARY

    HAVEN, SHELTER
  63. ATROCIOUS
    MONSTROUS, SHOCKINGLY BAD, WICKED

    HORRIBLE, APPALING, DEPLORABLE, DIREFUL
  64. ATROPHY
    TO WASTE AWAYA, WITHER FROM DISUSE

    DETERIORATE, DEGENERATE 
  65. ATTENUATE
    TO MAKE THIN OR SLENDER, WEAKEN

    REDUCE, RAREFY, DIMINISH
  66. AUGURY
    PROPHECY, PREDICTION OF EVENTSOMEN,

    AUSPICES, PORTENT, HARBINGER, PRESAGE
  67. AUGUST
    DIGNIFIED, AWE-INSPIRING, VENERABLE

    GRAND, MAJESTIC, ADMIRABLE, AWESOME
  68. AUSPICIOUS
    HAVING FAVORABLE PROSPECTS, PROMISING

    ENCOURAGING, PROPITIOUS, HOPEFUL, POSITIVE
  69. AUSTERE
    STERN. STRICT, UNADORNED

    DOUR, BARE, ASCETIC
  70. AUTOCRAT
    DICTATOR

    TYRANT, AUTHORITARIAN, DESPOT, TOTALITARIAN
  71. AUTONOMOUS
    SEPARATE, INDPENDENT

    SOVEREIGN, SELF-GOVERNED, FREE
  72. AVARICE
    GREED

    CUPIDITY, RAPACITY
  73. AVER
    TO DECLARE TO BE TRUE, AFFIRM

    ASSERT, ATTEST
  74. AVIARY
    LARGE ENCLOSURE HOUSING BIRDS

    BIRDHOUSE, ZOO
  75. AWRY
    CROOKED, ASKEW, AMISS

    ASLANT, WRONG
  76. AXIOM
    PREMISE, POSTULATE, SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH

    ADAGE, APOTHEG, APHORISM, MAXIM, RULE
  77. BALEFUL
    HARMFUL, WITH EVIL INTENTIONS

    DARK, SINISTER
  78. BALK
    TO REFUSE, SHIRK; PREVENT

    STOP; CHECK, THWART, FRUSTRATE
  79. BANAL
    TRITE, OVERLY COMMON

    HACKNEYED, SHOPWORN, INANE
  80. BANE
    SOMETHING CAUSING  DEATH, DESTRUCTION, OR RUIN

    CURSE, SCOURGE, POISION
  81. BANTER
    PLAYFUL CONVERSATION

    CHATTER, PALAVER, PRATTLE
  82. BASTION
    FORTIFICATION, STRONGHOLD

    BULWARK, DEFENSE, HAVEN
  83. BAWDY
    OBSCENE, LEWD

    VULGAR, RISQUE, RUDEM COARSE
  84. BAY
    TO BARK, ESPECIALLY IN A DEEP, PROLONGED WAY

    HOWL, ULULATEM WAIL, KEEN
  85. BEHEMOTH
    HUGE CREATURE

    GIANT, TITAN, MONSTER
  86. BELABOR
    TO INSIST REPEATEDLY OR HARP ON

    DWELL UPON, HARP UPON
  87. BELLICOSE
    WARLIKE, AGGRESIVE

    BELLIGERENT, HOSTILE, COMBATIVE, PUGNACIOUS
  88. BELLIGERENT
    HOSTILE, TENDING TO FIGHT

    BELLICOSE, AGGRESSIVE, COMBATIVE, PUGNACIOUS
  89. BENIGHTED
    UNENLIGHTENED

    IGNORANT, UNSCHOOLED, ILLITERATE
  90. BEST (v)
    TO GET THE BETTER OF, BEAT

    DEFEAT, TROUNCE, VANQUISH, ROUT, WORST
  91. BEVY
    GROUP

    BAND, GANG, BUNCH, PACK, TROOP
  92. BILK
    TO CHEAT, DEFRAUD

    SWINDLE, DUPE, FLEECE
  93. BIPEDAL
    TWO-FOOTED

    UPROGHT, TWO-LEGGED
  94. BLANDISH
    TO COAX WITH FLATTERY

    CAJOLE, CHARM, SEDUCE, WHEEDLE
  95. BLASPHEMOUS
    CURSING, PROFANE, IRREVERENT

    SACRILEGIOUS, IMPIOUS
  96. BLITHE
    JOYFUL, CHEERFUL, OR WITHOUT APPROPRIAYE THOUGHT

    GLAD, HAPPY, CAREFREE, INSOUCIANT
  97. BOOR
    CRUDE PERSON, ONE LACKING MANNERS OR TASTE

    LOUT, CLOD, OAF, VULGARIAN, YAHOO
  98. BOURGEOIS
    MIDDLE-CLASS

    CAPITALIST, CONVENTIONAL
  99. BOVINE
    COWLIKE, RELATING TO COWS

    SLUGGISH, DULL, STOLID
  100. BRAZEN
    BOLD, SHAMELESS, IMPUDENT; OF OR LIKE BRASS

    AUDACIOUS, BRASH, CONTUMELIOUS, INSOLENT
  101. BREACH
    ACT OF BREAKING, VIOLATION

    GAP, LAPSE, RIFT, CONTRAVENTION, DERELICTION
  102. BROACH (v)
    TO MENTION OR SUGGEST FOR THE FIRST TIME

    RAISE, INTRODUCE, PROPOSE
  103. BRUSQUE
    ROUGH AND ABRUPT IN MANNER

    BLUNT, CURT, GRUFF, RUDE, TACTLESS
  104. BUCOLIC
    PASTORAL, RURAL

    RUSTIC, COUNTRY, AGRARIAN
  105. BURGEON
    TO SPROUT OR FLOURISH

    BLOSSOM, THRIVE, EXPAND, GROW, PROLIFERATE
  106. BURNISH
    TO POLISH, MAKE SMOOTH AND BRIGHT

    SHINE, BUFF
  107. BUSTLE
    COMMOTION, ENERGETIC ACTIVITY

    FLURRY, ADO, TIMULT
  108. BUTTRESS (v)
    TO REINFORCE OR SUPPORT

    BOLSTER, BRACE, PROP, STRENGTHEN 
  109. CACHE
    HIDING PLACE, STOCKPILE

    HOARD, RESERVE, STORE
  110. CACOPHONY
    JARRING, UNPLEASANT NOISE

    DIN, CLATTER, RACKET
  111. CAJOLE
    TO FLATTER, COAX, PERSUADE

    BLANDISH, WHEEDLE
  112. CALLOW
    IMMATURE, LACKING SOPHISTICATION

    INGENUOUSE, NAIVEM ARTLESS
  113. CALUMNY
    FALSE AND MALICIOUSE ACCUSATION, MISREPRESENTATION, SLANDER

    LIBEL, SPERSION, DEFAMTION
  114. CANNY
    SMART, FOUNDED ON COMMON SENSE

    PERCIPIENT, PERSPICACIOUS, ASTUTE, SHREWD
  115. CANONIZE
    TO DECLARE A PERSON A SAINT, REAISE TO HIGHEST HONORS

    ELEVATE, ENNOBLE, EXULTM GLORIFY
  116. CAPRICIOUS
    IMPULSIVE, WHIMSICAL, WITHOUT MUCH THOUGHT

    ERRATIC, FICKLE, FLIGHTLY, INCONSTANT, WAYWARD
  117. CARICATURE
    EXAGGERATED, PORTRIAT, CARTOON

    BURLESQUE, TRAVESTY, LAMPOON
  118. CARNIVOROUS
    MEAT-EATING

    PREDATORY, FLESH-EATING
  119. CARTOGRAPHY
    SCIENCE OR ART OF MAKING MAPS

    CHARTING, SURVEYING, TOPOGRAPHY
  120. CASTIGATE
    TO PUNISH, CHASTISE, CRITICIZE SEVERELY

    DISCIPLINE, LAMBASTE
  121. CATALYST
    SOMETHING CAUSING CHANGE WITHOUT BEING CHANGED

    STIMULUS, INSTIGATION, PROVOCATION
  122. CATHARSIS
    PURIFICATION, CLEANSING

    PURGATION, RELEASE
  123. CATHOLIC
    UNIVERSAL, BROAD AND COMPREHENSIVE

    EXTENSIVE, GENERAL
  124. CELERITY
    SPEED, SWIFTNESS, ALACRITY

    DISPATCH, VELOCITY, RAPIDITY
  125. CENSURE
    TO CRITICIZE, FIND FAULT

    DENOUNCE, PILLORY, VILIFY, INDICT, CONDEMN
  126. CHAGRIN
    SHAME, EMBARRASSMENT, HUMILIATION

    MORTIFICATION, DISCOMFITURE
  127. CHAMPION (v)
    TO DEFEND OR SUPPORT

    ADVOCATE, PROMOTE
  128. CHARLATAN
    QUAKE, FAKE

    IMPOSTER, FRAUD, HUMBUG
  129. CHARY
    WATCHFUL, CAUTIOUS, EXTREMELY SHY

    WARY, CAREFUL, SPARING
  130. CHERUBIC
    SWEET, INNONCENT, RESEMBLING, A CHERUB

    ANGELIC, BABYISH
  131. CHICANERY
    TICKERY, FRAUD, DECEPTION

    DECEIT, DUPLICITY, DISHONEST
  132. CHIDE
    TO SCOLD, EXPRESS DISAPPROVAL

    CHASTEN, CHASTISE, ASMONISH, REPRIMAND, REPROVE
  133. CHIMERICAL
    FANCIFUL, IMAGINARY, VISIONARY, IMPOSSIBLE

    ILLUSORY, UNREAL
  134. CHOLERIC
    EASILY ANGERED, SHORT-TEMPERED

    IRRITABLE, SURLY, WRATHFUL, IRATE
  135. CHORTLE
    TO CHUCKLE

    LAUGH, SNORT
  136. CHURLISH
    MARKED BY A LACK OF CIVILITY OR GRACIOUSNESS

    BOORISH, CLODDISH, CLODHOPPING, LOUTISH, LOWBRED, RUSTIC
  137. CIRCUMVENT
    TO GO AROUND, AVOID

    EVADE, SIDESTEP, DODGE
  138. CLAIRVOYANT
    HAVING ESP, PSYCHIC

    PROPHETIC, ORACULAR
  139. CLANDESTINE
    SECRETIVE, CONCEALED FOR A DARKER PURPOSE

    COVERT, UNDERGROUND
  140. CLOD
    A CHUNK OF EARTH OR CLAY; A STUPID PERSON 

    LUMP, NUGGET; DOLT, OAF, DULLARD
  141. CLOISTER
    TO CONFINE, SECLUDE

    ISOLATE, SEQUESTER
  142. CLOYING
    SICKLY SWEET, SACCHARINE

    EXCESSIVE, FULSOME
  143. CODDLE
    TO BABY, TREAT INDULGENTLY

    PAMPER, SPOIL, COSSET
  144. COERCE
    TO COMPEL BY FORCE OR INTIMIDATION

    DOMINEER, CONSTRAIN
  145. COGENT
    LOGICALLY FORCEFUL, COMPELLING, CONVINCING

    PERSUASIVE, WINNING 
  146. COLLOQUIAL
    CHARACTERISTIC OF INFORMAL SPEECH

    CONVERSATIONAL, IDIOMATIC, SLANGY
  147. COLLUSION
    COLLABORATION, COMPLICITY, CONSPIRACY

    INTRIGUE, MACHINATION, CONNIVANCE
  148. COMMUTE
    TO CHANGE A PENALTY TO A LESS SEVERE ONE

    EXCHANGE, MITIGATEM PALLIATE
  149. CONJUGAL
    PERTAINING TO MARRIAGE

    CONNUBIAL, MARTIMONIAL, SPOUSAL, MARITAL
  150. CONNIVE
    TO CONSPIRE, SCHEME

    COLLUDE, PLOT, CONTRIVE
  151. CONSECRATE
    TO DECLARE SACRED; DEDICATE TO A GOAL

    SANCTIFY; DEVOTE
  152. CONSONANT
    CONSISTENT WITH, IN AGREEMENT WITH

    ACCORDANT, COMPATIBLE, CONGRUOUSE
  153. CONSUMMATE
    ACCOMPLISHED, COMPLETE, PERFECT

    THOROUGH, EXHAUSTIVE, IDEAL, FLAWLESS
  154. CONTEMPTUOUS
    SCORNFUL

    DERISIVE, DISDAINFUL, SUPERCILIOUS
  155. CONTENTIOUS
    QUARRELSOME, DIAGREEABLE, BELLIGERENT

    ARGUMENTATIVE, FRACTIOUS, QUARRELSOME, LITIGIOUS
  156. CONTRITE
    DEEPLY SORROWFUL AND REPENTANT FOR A WRONG

    REGRETFUL, APOLOGETIC, REMORSEFUL
  157. CONTUMACIOUS
    STUBBORNLY DISOBEDIENT

    INSUBORDINATE, FACTIOUS, INSURGENT, MUTINOUS, REBELLIOUS, SEDITIOUS
  158. CONTUMELIOUS
    INSOLENTLY ABUSIVE AND HUMILIATING

    IMPERTIENT, IMPIDENT, PROCACIOUS, SAUCY
  159. CONVOLUTED
    TWISTED, COMPLICATED, INVOLVED

    INTRICATE, ELABORATE, BAROQUE
  160. COPIOUS
    ABUNDANT, PLENTIFUL

    AMPLE, ABOUNDING
  161. CORPOREAL
    HAVING TO DO WITH THE BODY; TANGIBLE, MATERIAL

    SOMATIC, CONCRETE, PHYSICAL
  162. CORPULENCE
    OBESITY, FATNESS, BULKINESS

    STOUTNESS, ROTUNDITY, PORTLINESS, PLUMPNESS
  163. COTERIE
    SMALL GROUP OF PERSONS WITH A SIMILAR PURPOSE

    CIRCLE, CLIQUE, SET
  164. COUNTENANCE
    TO FAVOR, SUPPORT

    CONDONE, APPROVE, TOLERATE
  165. CRYPTIC
    PUZZLING

    MYSTERIOUS, RECONDITE, INSCRUTABLE, ENIGMATIC
  166. CUDGEL
    A SHORT, HEAVY CLUD

    BATON, BILLY CLUD, BLUDGEON, CLUB, MACE, NIGHTSTICK, SHILLELAGH
  167. CUPIDITY
    GREED

    AVARICE, RAPACITY, COVETOUSNESS
  168. CURMUDGEON
    CRANKY PERSON

    GROUCH, CRAB, COOT
  169. CURSORY
    HASTILY DONE, SUPERFICIAL

    SHALLOW, CARELESS

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