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  1. frenzied, frantic, highly agitated
    frenetic
  2. disorder, confuion
    to throw into disorder
    disarray
  3. the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure
    to waste away
    atrophy
  4. to affirm earneslty and with emphasis
    asseverate
  5. to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a filed by the reapers
    glean
  6. complete or perfect in the highest degree
    to bring to a state of completion of perfection
    consummate
  7. a type of game bird; a complaint
    to complain, grumble
    grouse
  8. a fortified place, stronghold
    bastion
  9. urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
    exigency
  10. floating debris; homeless, impoversished people
    flotsam
  11. a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty
    concord
  12. pleasing, tending to create a favorable impression
    propessessing
  13. in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
    recumbent
  14. to imprison, confine, jail
    incarcerate
  15. ridiculous, laughable, absurd
    ludicrous
  16. biting or caustic in throught, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
    mordant
  17. contemptibly cowardly or mean spirited
    pusillanimous
  18. a prickly or stinging plant
    to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely
    nettle
  19. a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
    stratagem
  20. obligatory, required
    one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
    incumbent
  21. consisting of or measured in money; of or realted to money
    pecuniary
  22. humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
    jocular
  23. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
    encomium
  24. holding or sticking together; making a logical whole comprehensible, meaningful
    coherent
  25. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
    belabor
  26. to avoid, shun, keep away from
    eschew
  27. able to get and to retain ideas or information concerned with acquiring welath or property
    acquisitive
  28. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpasssing the model
    emulate
  29. to claim or take without right
    arrogate
  30. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
    banal
  31. a strong denunciation; the act or state of stripping or wearing off the skin
    excoriation
  32. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make infelxible or rigid
    congeal
  33. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
    pretty, nagging criticism
    carping
  34. desirous of something to the point of greed, intensely eager
    avid
  35. a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher
    of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
    halycon
  36. straying or wandering from a stragiht or direct course, roundabout; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
    devious
  37. to approach and speak to first
    accost
  38. deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion
    one who deliberately starts fires; one who causes strife
    incendiary
  39. a comment indication strong criticism or disapproval
    animadversion
  40. a solemn agreement
    convenant
  41. in chess, an opening move that involves the risk or sacrifice of a minor pieces in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
    gambit
  42. having a salty tast and unpleasant to drink
    brackish
  43. very much agitated or upset as a result of emoiton or mental conflict
    distraught
  44. belife, mental acceptance
    credence
  45. pertaining to actors and their techniques theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
    histrionic
  46. swiftnes, rapidity of motion or action
    celerity
  47. asking humbly and earnestly
    one who makes a request humbly and earnestly
    suppliant
  48. to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration; to set forth
    propound
  49. the state of being proper, appropraiteness
    standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
    propriety
  50. open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
    overt
  51. to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
    undulate
  52. improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
    sacrilege
  53. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
    talisman
  54. nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
    myopic
  55. without delay or fomality; briefly, conciesely
    summarily
  56. tending to make worse
    perjorative
  57. whirlpool
    maelstrom
  58. lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible,unreliable
    fecklesss
  59. to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
    derogatory
  60. to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
    expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ a language clearly and forcefully; jointed
    articulate
  61. designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging
    decry
  62. to romp or prance around exuberantly
    cavort
  63. to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
    dissemble
  64. a formal statement of commendation; high praise
    eulogy
  65. to remove from a grave; to bring to light
    exhume
  66. to display clearly, to make evident; to provoke
    evince
  67. green in tint or color;immature in expericence or judgement
    verdant
  68. language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
    verbiage
  69. dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
    murky
  70. nearness in place or time; kinship
    propinquity
  71. hard to manage, stubborn, not responsive to discipline
    intractable
  72. stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealing provocative
    piquant
  73. founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impratical
    utopian
  74. wicked; depraced, devoid of moral standards
    nefarious
  75. having a gelatinious or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity
    viscous
  76. not usual or expected; not in character
    unwonted
  77. developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic
    primordial
  78. to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
    delineate
  79. to set apart as holy or sacred, snactify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
    hallow
  80. to correct; to alter to serve a new or different purposee
    emend
  81. a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
    figment
  82. an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or conscriousness
    fiat
  83. intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
    esoteric
  84. sharpness
    acuity
  85. to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
    garner
  86. fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
    fecund
  87. to weaken, lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of, enfeeble, hamstring
    enervate
  88. brought to a state of evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
    depraved
  89. eathly, wordly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
    mundane
  90. a strong attraction or inclination
    penchant
  91. present or existing everywhere
    ubiquitous
  92. according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; alleged
    reputed
  93. a curse, expression of hatred and condemnation
    malediction
  94. conceited, presumptuous;excessive, immoderate
    overweening
  95. reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
    sophistry
  96. a subtle or slight variation, delicate gradation or shade of difference
    nuance
  97. costly, rich, magnificent
    sumptious
  98. shame and disgrace
    ignominy
  99. a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
    idiosyncrasy
  100. involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
    complicity
  101. silly, empty of meaning or value
    inane
  102. one who belives that nothing is known about God; skeptic; without faith; skeptical
    agnostic
  103. the act of accusing; a formal accusation
    indictment
  104. the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and qual treatment; something that is fair, the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
    equity
  105. degraded, wretched;base contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelived
    abject
  106. a better and prolonged verbal attack
    diatribe
  107. stopping and beginning again, sporadic
    intermittent
  108. someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; left abandoned; neglectful of duty
    derelict
  109. a crude image of a despised person
    effigy
  110. certain, not to be doubted or denied
    indubitable
  111. a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disquise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
    travesty
  112. a watch kept over a person; careful, close and disciplined observation
    surveillance
  113. superficially attractive in a showy, cheap, or vulgar way; lacking sincerity; sham, spurious
    meretricious
  114. meretriciousa new convert, beginner, novice
    neophyte
  115. pertaining to or charactersistic of forests; living or lcated in a forest; wooded, woody
    sylvan
  116. oopen to discussion and devate, unresolved; hypothetical law case argued by students
    moot
  117. keeneness in observing and understanding
    perspicacity
  118. easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
    testy
  119. complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
    plenary
  120. a principal idea or feature; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
    motif
  121. having a highly favorable reputation, of high standing, commanding respect
    prestigious

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