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2010-05-19 07:56:09
Hit Parade

1st List from hit Parade
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  1. Aggravate
    Make worse
  2. Arduous
    demanding considerable mental effort and skill
  3. Adversity
    A state of misfortune or affliction
  4. Belie
    Represent falsely
  5. Bombast
    Pompous or pretentious talk or writing
  6. Cacophony
    A loud harsh or strident noise
  7. Castigation
    A severe scolding
  8. Censure
    Harsh criticism or disapproval
  9. Chicanery
    The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  10. Coercive
    Serving or intended to coerce
  11. Condemn
    Express strong disapproval of
  12. Conspire
    Engage in plotting or enter�into a conspiracy
  13. Cower
    Crouch or curl�up
  14. Craven
    Lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
  15. Denigrate
    Cause to seem less serious; play�down
  16. Denounce
    Speak�out against
  17. Derision
    Contemptuous laughter
  18. Diatribe
    Thunderous verbal attack
  19. Discomfit
    Cause to lose one's composure
  20. disingenuous
    Not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
  21. Dissemble
    Make�believe with the intent to deceive
  22. Exacerbate
    Make worse
  23. Fraud
    A person who makes deceitful pretenses
  24. Furtive
    Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking�pains to avoid being observed
  25. Garrulous
    Full of trivial conversation
  26. Harangue
    A long pompous speech
  27. impudent
    Marked by casual disrespect
  28. inopportune
    Not opportune
  29. irascible
    Quickly aroused to anger
  30. maleovent
    Wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill�will or hatred
  31. martial
    Of or relating to the armed�force
  32. misanthrope
    Someone who dislikes people in�general
  33. morose
    Showing a brooding ill�humor
  34. obdurate
    Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  35. obsequious
    Attempting to win favor from influential�people by flattery
  36. obstinate
    Stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  37. onerous
    Not easily borne; wearing
  38. opprobrium
    State of disgrace resulting from public abuse
  39. pedantic
    Marked by a narrow focus�on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
  40. perjury
    Criminal�offense of making false statements under oath
  41. provoke
    Annoy continually or chronically
  42. recalcitrant
    Stubbornly resistant to authority or control
  43. secrete
    Place out�of�sight; keep secret
  44. specious
    Based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
  45. spurious
    Plausible but false
  46. squander
    Spend thoughtlessly; throw�away
  47. tirade
    A speech of violent denunciation
  48. vexation
    Anger produced by some annoying irritation
  49. Plausible
    Apparently reasonable and valid