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  1. Bolster
    support (v)
  2. Induce
    • persuade
    • bring out
  3. Optimist
    person who looks at the bright side
  4. Miserly
    • stingy
    • mean
  5. Conflagration
    great fire
  6. Conluence
    • flowing together
    • crowd
  7. Complementary
    serving to complete something
  8. Compliance
    readiness to yield
  9. Concede
    • admit
    • yield
  10. Compile
    • assemble
    • gather
  11. Complacent
    self-satisfied
  12. Corroborate
    confirm
  13. Corrode
    destroy by chemical action
  14. Comprehensive
    • thorough
    • inclusive
  15. Innate
    inborn
  16. Innocuous
    harmless
  17. Innovation
    introduction of something new
  18. Contend
    • struggle
    • compete
  19. Contract
    compress or shrink
  20. Objective
    • goal
    • aim
  21. Accolade
    award of merit
  22. Coalesce
    • combine
    • fuse
  23. Blighted
    • suffering from a disease
    • destroyed
  24. Avarice
    greediness for wealth
  25. Hypocritical
    pretending to be virtuous
  26. Hypothetical
    based on assumptions or hypothesis
  27. Autonomous
    self-governing
  28. Inception
    • start
    • beginning
  29. Constraint
    repression of feelings
  30. Negate
    cancel out
  31. Lament
    express sorrow
  32. Marred
    • damaged
    • disfigured
  33. Edify
    • instruct
    • construct morally
  34. Aviary
    enclosure for birds
  35. Materialism
    preoccupation wih physical comforts and things
  36. Distend
    • expand
    • swell out
  37. Asceticism
    doctrine of self-denial
  38. Adversary
    • opponent
    • enemy
  39. Anarchist
    person who rebels against established order
  40. Attribute
    essential quality
  41. Beguile
    • amuse
    • delude
    • cheat
  42. Condone
    • overlook
    • forgive
  43. Abridge
    condense or shorten
  44. Braggart
    boaster
  45. Malicious
    dictated by hatred or spite
  46. Ruthless
    pitiless
  47. Trifling
    • trivial
    • unimportant
  48. Subside
    • settle down, abate
    • grow quiet
    • insufficient
  49. Thrive
    • prosper
    • flourish
  50. Transient
    • fleeting
    • quickly passing away
  51. Recant
    • repudiate
    • withdraw previous statement
  52. Rebuttal
    response with contrary evidence
  53. Repel
    drive away
  54. Remedial
    • curative
    • corrective
  55. Rectify
    correct
  56. Recount
    • narrate or tell
    • count over again
  57. Ratify
    approve formally
  58. Static
    unchanging
  59. Rancor
    • bitterness
    • hatred
  60. Unprecedented
    unparalleled
  61. Redundant
    superfluous
  62. Rant
    • rave
    • talk excitedly
    • scold
  63. Predator
    creature that seizes and devours anoher animals
  64. Predecessor
    formal occupant of a post
  65. Profound
    • deep
    • complete
  66. Profusion
    lavish expenditure
  67. Resplendent
    • brilliant
    • lustrous
  68. Pitfall
    hidden danger
  69. Proliferation
    rapid growth
  70. Preclude
    • make impossible
    • eliminate
  71. Philanthropist
    lover of mankind
  72. Skeptic
    doubter, cynical
  73. Somber
    • gloomy
    • depressed
  74. Meticulous
    excessively careful
  75. Steadfast
    loyal
  76. Novelty
    something new
  77. Obliterate
    destroy completely
  78. Oblivion
    forgetfulness
  79. Laud
    • praise
    • commend
  80. Lavish
    • wasteful
    • liberal
  81. Misanthrope
    one who hates mankind
  82. Qualified
    • limited
    • restricted
  83. Prudent
    • cautious
    • careful
  84. Pessimism
    belief that life is basically bad
  85. Munificent
    very generous
  86. Prevalent
    • widespread
    • generally accepted
  87. Prodigal
    wasteful
  88. Ornate
    excessively decorated
  89. Morose
    • ill humored
    • sullen
  90. Ponderous
    unwieldy
  91. Quiescent
    • at rest
    • dormant
  92. Mock
    • ridicule
    • imitate
  93. Piety
    devoutness
  94. Luxuriant
    • fertile
    • abundant
  95. Peripheral
    • marginal
    • outer
  96. Provoke
    stir to anger
  97. Orator
    public speaker
  98. Perpetuate
    • make something last
    • prevent from extinction
  99. Remorse
    • guilt
    • self-reproach
  100. Mercenary
    interested in money or gain
  101. Precarious
    • uncertain
    • risky
  102. Mitigate
    • reduce
    • make less intense or severe
  103. Pacifist
    one opposed to force
  104. Paucity
    scarcity
  105. Proximity
    nearness
  106. Prattle
    • babble
    • chatter in a childish way
  107. Parsimony
    stinginess
  108. Ambiguous
    unclear or doubtful
  109. Artifacts
    product of primitive cultures
  110. Debunk
    expose as false
  111. Recluse
    hermit
  112. Iconoclastic
    attacking cherished traditions
  113. Intervene
    come between
  114. Ignominy
    deep disgrace
  115. Hardy
    • sturdy
    • robust
  116. Idiosyncracy
    • peculiarity
    • eccentricity
  117. Insuperable
    insurmountable
  118. Impudence
    • disrespectful
    • insolence
  119. Inherent
    firmly established by nature or habit
  120. Raze
    destroy completely
  121. Debilitate
    • weaken
    • enfeeble
  122. Dubious
    doubtful
  123. Divergent
    • differing
    • deviating
  124. Derision
    ridicule
  125. Derivative
    unoriginal
  126. Alleviate
    relieve
  127. Anecdote
    short account of an assuming or interesting event
  128. Apocryphal
    • not genuine
    • sham
  129. Doctrinaire
    unable to compromise about points of doctrine
  130. Document
    provide written evidence
  131. Arable
    fit for plowing
  132. Depose
    • dethrone
    • remove from office
  133. Decorum
    • propriety
    • seemliness
  134. Arbitrary
    fixed or definite
  135. Acknowledge
    • recognize
    • admit
  136. Appease
    • pacify
    • soothe
  137. Aspiration
    noble ambition
  138. Fitful
    • spasmodic
    • intermittent
  139. Depravity
    • corruption
    • wickednes
  140. Incontrovertible
    indisputable
  141. Frivolity
    lack of seriousness
  142. Listless
    lacking in spirit or energy
  143. Acrid
    bitterly pungent
  144. Austere
    • strict
    • stern
  145. Amorphous
    shapeless
  146. Audacious
    • daring
    • bold
  147. Bequeath
    leave to someone by means of a will
  148. Benevolent
    Generous
  149. Abstract
    theoretical
  150. Affirmation
    solemn pledge by one who refuses to take oath
  151. Aggregate
    • sum
    • total
  152. Ascendancy
    controlling influence
  153. Belie
    • contradict
    • give a false impression
  154. Elusive
    • evasive
    • baffling
  155. Emaciated
    thin and wasted
  156. Coercion
    use of force
  157. Curtail
    • shorten
    • reduce
  158. Disputatious
    • argumentative
    • fond of argument
  159. Embellished
    adorn
  160. Opaque
    • dark
    • not transparent
  161. Levity
    lightness
  162. Provincial
    pertaining to a province
  163. Tirade
    extended scolding
  164. Penury
    extreme poverty
  165. Virulent
    extremely poisonous
  166. Vindicate
    clear of charges
  167. Trepidation
    • fear
    • trembling agitation
  168. Susceptible
    • impressionable
    • easily influenced
  169. Superficial
    • trivial
    • shallow
  170. Superfluous
    • excessive
    • overabundant
  171. Surpass
    exceed
  172. Surreptitious
    secret
  173. Undermine
    • weaken
    • sap
  174. Turbulence
    state of violent agitation
  175. Tantamount
    equal
  176. Lithe
    • flexible
    • supple
  177. Conciliatory
    • reconciling
    • soothing
  178. Esoteric
    known only to a chosen few
  179. Fallacious
    misleading
  180. Credulity
    belief on slight evidence
  181. Exploit
    make use of
  182. Immutable
    unchangeable
  183. Impair
    • worsen
    • diminish in value
  184. Incorrigible
    uncorrectable
  185. Endorse
    • approve
    • support
  186. Extricate
    • free
    • disentangle
  187. Emend
    • correct
    • correct by a critic
  188. Incite
    arouse to action
  189. Facilitate
    make less difficult
  190. Inclusive
    tending to include all
  191. Indolence
    laziness
  192. Jocular
    said or done in jest
  193. Glutton
    someone who eats too much
  194. Fervor
    glowing ardor
  195. Florid
    • flowery
    • ruddy
  196. Indefatigable
    tireless
  197. Enmity
    • ill will
    • hatred
  198. Foolhardy
    rash
  199. Incongruous
    • not fitting
    • absurd
  200. Inconsequential
    of trifling significance
  201. Homogenous
    of the same kind
  202. Deference
    courteous regard for another's wish
  203. Denounce
    • condemn
    • criticize
  204. Duplicity
    double dealing
  205. Inertia
    state of being inert or indisposed to move
  206. Cryptic
    • mysterious
    • secret
    • hidden
  207. Disperse
    scatter
  208. Discrimination
    ability to see differences
  209. Usurp
    seize power
  210. Phenomena
    observable facts
  211. Cordial
    • gracious
    • heartfelt
  212. Discount
    disregard
  213. Dismiss
    put away from consideration
  214. Disparage
    belittle
  215. Disparity
    difference
  216. Emulate
    • rival
    • imitate
  217. Hamper
    obstruct
  218. Despondent
    • depressed
    • gloomy
  219. Disseminate
    scatter like seeds
  220. Dissent
    disagree
  221. Irresolute
    uncertain how to act
  222. Deterrent
    something that discourages
  223. Colloquial
    pertaining to conversational or common speech
  224. Disinclination
    unwillingness
  225. Eclectic
    • composed of elements drawn from different sources
    • selective
  226. Implausible
    • unlikely
    • unbelievable
  227. Implement
    supply what is needed
  228. Opportunist
    individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances
  229. Fallow
    plowed but not sowed
  230. Falter
    hesitate
  231. Fanaticism
    excessive zeal
  232. Methodical
    systematic
  233. Execute
    put into effect
  234. Exemplify
    show by example
  235. Indiscriminate
    choosing at random
  236. Erudite
    • learned
    • scholarly
  237. Eulogy
    praise
  238. Indict
    charge (v)
  239. Indifferent
    unmoved
  240. Expedite
    hasten
  241. Lampoon
    ridicule
  242. Deleterious
    harmful
  243. Vaccilate
    • waver
    • fluctuate
  244. Irreproachable
    • blameless
    • impeccable
  245. Duration
    length of time something lasts
  246. Exhaustive
    • thorough
    • comprehensive
  247. Discrepancy
    lack of consistency
  248. Criterion
    standard used in judging
  249. Dupe
    somone easily fooled
  250. Unwarranted
    • unjustified
    • groundless
  251. Exhilarating
    invigorating and refreshing
  252. Feasible
    practical
  253. Glacial
    • like a glacier
    • extremely cold
  254. Threadbare
    worn through till the threads show
  255. Torpor
    • lethargy
    • sluggishness
  256. Vaporize
    turn into vapor
  257. Reticence
    • reserve
    • uncommunicativeness
  258. Sustain
    • experience
    • support
    • nourish
  259. Vigor
    active strength
  260. Macabre(n)
    gruesome, grisly
  261. Lustrous
    shining
  262. Maelstrom
    whirlpool
  263. Hoyden
    boisterous girl
  264. Confluence
    flowing together, crowd
  265. Braggadocio
    boasting
  266. Cessation(n)
    stopping
  267. Carping(v)
    finding fault
  268. Anomaly
    irregularity
  269. Ejaculation
    • exclamation
    • a short sudden emotional utterance
  270. Intellect
    higher mental powers
  271. Interment
    burial
  272. Vulnerable
    susceptible to wounds
  273. Irremediable
    incurable, uncorrectible
  274. Anesthetic
    substance which removes sensation with or without loss of conciousness
  275. Antecedents
    preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later
  276. Anthropomorphic
    having human form or characteristics
  277. Apotheosis
    deification
  278. Jeopardy
    exposure to death or danger
  279. Largess
    generous gift
  280. Lavish
    wasteful
  281. Matricide
    murder of a mother by a child
  282. Colossal
    huge
  283. Spatula
    broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
  284. Staccato
    played in an abrupt manner, marked by sharp sound
  285. Stickler
    perfectionist
  286. Cogent(adj)
    convincing
  287. Atone
    make amends for
  288. Brittle
    easily broken
  289. Catapult(n)
    slingshot
  290. Censorious
    critical
  291. Humdrum
    dull, monotonous
  292. Indubitability
    beyond a doubt
  293. Languid
    weary, sluggish, listless
  294. Momentum
    quantity of a motion of a moving body
  295. Convoke
    call together
  296. Insensate
    without feeling
  297. Inordinate
    unrestrained, excessive
  298. Intimidation(n)
    fear
  299. Lank
    long and thin
  300. Lieu
    instead of
  301. Disconsolate
    sad
  302. Mirth
    merriment, laughter
  303. Effigy
    dummy
  304. Perforce(adv)
    • ineluctably
    • unavoidably
  305. Pertinent
    suitable, to the point
  306. Discursive
    digressing
  307. Physiognomy(n)
    face
  308. Indigenous
    native
  309. Insubordinate
    disobedient
  310. Lectern
    reading desk
  311. Corporeal
    bodily, material
  312. Decry(v)
    disparage
  313. Anondyne
    drug that relieves pain, opiate
  314. Arrears
    being in debt
  315. Comatose
    in a coma, extremely sleepy
  316. Chaffing
    bantering, joking
  317. Obituary
    death notice
  318. Licentious
    wanton, lewd
  319. Importunate(adj)
    demanding, urging
  320. Malleable
    capable of being shaped by pounding
  321. Celibate(adj)
    abstinance from sexual intercourse
  322. Rubicund
    having a healthy reddish color
  323. Slacken(v)
    slow up, loosen
  324. Spurn
    reject, scorn
  325. Appreciate
    be thankful of
  326. Appropriate(v)
    acquire
  327. Archetype
    prototype, primitive pattern
  328. Ardor
    heat, passion, zeal
  329. Temerity
    boldness, rashness
  330. Verity(n)
    truth, reality
  331. Injurious
    harmful
  332. Inverse
    opposite
  333. Mirage
    optical illusion, unreal reflection
  334. Penitent
    repentant
  335. Mire
    entangle, stick in swampy ground
  336. Hindrance
    block, obstacle
  337. Finicky
    • too particular
    • demanding
  338. Invert
    turn upside down or inside out
  339. Prod(v)
    poke, stir up, urge
  340. Propitiate
    appease
  341. Reprove
    censure, rebuke
  342. Tome
    large volume
  343. Farce
    broad comedy
  344. Delusive
    deceptive, raising vain hopes
  345. Barb(n)
    sharp projection from fishhook
  346. Circumspect(adj)
    prudent, cautious
  347. Gouge(v)
    tear out
  348. Potential
    expressing possibility
  349. Potpourri
    heterogenous mixture
  350. Shimmer(v)
    glitter intermittently
  351. Vainglorious
    boastful
  352. Waylay(v)
    ambush, lie in wait
  353. Vulpine
    like a fox
  354. Sinuous(adj)
    winding, bending in and out
  355. Sobriety
    soberness
  356. Hypocritical
    pretending to be virtuous
  357. Irrepresible
    unable to be restrained or held
  358. Lapidary
    worker in precious stones
  359. Malodorous
    foul-smelling
  360. Patricide
    person who murders his father
  361. Penchant
    strong inclination
  362. Sibling
    brother or sister
  363. Fleece
    rob, plunder
  364. Amorous
    moved by sexual love
  365. Spangle
    small metal pieces sewn to clothing for ornamentation
  366. Spontaneity
    impulsiveness
  367. Spruce
    neat and trim
  368. Confound(v)
    confuse
  369. Badinage(n)
    teasing conversation
  370. Astral
    relating to stars
  371. Demure(adj)
    grave, serious
  372. Fiasco
    total failure
  373. Impasse
    predicament from which there is no escape
  374. Armada
    fleet of warships
  375. Arraign(v)
    charge in court
  376. Arrogate
    claim without reasonable grounds
  377. Moiety
    one of two approximately equal parts
  378. Calamity
    disaster, misery
  379. Beatitude
    state of bliss
  380. Dorsal
    relating to back of animal
  381. Foible
    slight fault
  382. Rehabilitate
    restore to proper condition
  383. Tarry(v)
    delay, dawdle
  384. Veracious
    truthful
  385. Witless
    foolish
  386. Sedentary
    requiring sitting
  387. Surcease
    cessation
  388. Taurine
    like a bull
  389. Homily(n)
    serious warning
  390. Imperturbability
    calmness
  391. Instigate
    urge, provoke
  392. Pithy
    concise
  393. Interpolate
    insert between
  394. Atypical
    not normal
  395. Cauterize
    burn with hot iron or caustic
  396. Sidereal
    relating to stars
  397. Squalid
    dirty, neglected, poor
  398. Minute
    extremely small
  399. Deranged
    insane
  400. Laudable
    praiseworthy
  401. Lunar
    pertaining to the moon
  402. Maim
    mutilate, injure
  403. Manacle(v)
    handcuff
  404. Perturb
    disturb greatly
  405. Protrude(v)
    stick out
  406. Degraded
    lowered in rank
  407. Solicitous
    worried, concerned
  408. Somnambulist
    sleepwalker
  409. Sophist
    teacher of philosophy
  410. Improvise
    compose on the spur of the moment
  411. Patriarch
    father and ruler of a family or tribe
  412. Sententious
    terse, pithy
  413. Spry
    vigorously active
  414. Tautology
    unnecessary repetition
  415. Bogus
    counterfeit
  416. Cadaverous
    like a corpse
  417. Clamor
    noise
  418. Deign
    condescend
  419. Domineer
    rule over tyrannically
  420. Penurious
    stingy, parsemonious
  421. Perimeter
    outer boundary
  422. Pretext(n)
    excuse
  423. Sportive
    playful
  424. Tenebrous
    dark, gloomy
  425. Incriminate(v)
    accuse
  426. Ferment
    agitation
  427. Attribute(v)
    ascribe, Impute
  428. Burgeon(v)
    grow forth
  429. Canard
    unfounded rumour
  430. Misapprehension
    error, misunderstanding
  431. Salutary
    tending to improve
  432. Temper
    blend, toughen
  433. Timidity
    lack of self confidence
  434. Nepotism
    favoritism(to a relative)
  435. Hydrophobia
    rabies, fear of water
  436. Blazon
    decorate with an heraldic coat of arms
  437. Germinal
    pertaining to a germ
  438. Preamble
    intoductory statement
  439. Ironic
    resuting in an unexpecting and contrary manner
  440. Disgruntle
    make disconnected
  441. Heterodox
    unconventional
  442. Objective
    not influenced by emotions
  443. Opus(n)
    work
  444. Incumbent
    officeholder
  445. Grudging
    unwilling, reluctant
  446. Artifice
    deception, trickery
  447. Artless
    without guile
  448. Miscellany
    mixture of writings on different subjects
  449. Sloth
    slow moving tree-dwelling mammal
  450. Sojourn
    temporary stay
  451. Sophistication
    unnaturalness
  452. Triolet
    eight line stanza with rhyme scheme a b aaa b aaa a b
  453. Vertiginous
    causing dizziness
  454. Unguent
    ointment
  455. Reek(v)
    emit odor
  456. Rectitude
    uprightness
  457. Doff
    take off
  458. Circlet
    small ring
  459. Clientele
    body of customers
  460. Blighted
    suffering from disease
  461. Endearment
    fond statement
  462. Fluctuation
    wavering
  463. Flay
    strip off skin
  464. Orthodox
    traditional
  465. Partiality
    inclination, bias
  466. Slattern
    untidy or slovenly person
  467. Tithe
    tax of one-tenth
  468. Neophyte
    recent convert, beginner
  469. Rummage
    search thoroughly
  470. Sectarian
    narrow minded
  471. Verve
    liveliness, enthusiasm
  472. Pantomime
    acting without dialog
  473. Flair
    talent
  474. Flotilla
    small fleet
  475. Natal
    pertaining to birth
  476. Phenomena
    observable facts
  477. Retrograde
    go backwards
  478. Elaboration
    addition of details
  479. Gourmand
    epicure
  480. Conviction
    strongly held belief
  481. Imbalance
    lack of balance or symmetry
  482. Partisan
    one sided or commited to a party
  483. Mendicant
    beggar
  484. Maul
    handle roughly
  485. Snivel
    run at nose, whine
  486. Somatic
    pertaining to body, physical
  487. Vociferous
    clamorous, noisy
  488. Objurgation
    severe rebuke
  489. Sibylline
    prophetic, oracular
  490. Sirocco
    warm, sultry wind blown from africa to southern europe
  491. Sleeper
    something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
  492. Gestate
    evolve, as in prenatal growth
  493. Brook
    tolerate, endure
  494. Misogamy
    hatred of marriage
  495. Hireling
    one who serves for hire(usually used contemptuously)
  496. Carnal
    fleshly
  497. Hummock
    small hill
  498. Lambent
    flickering, softly radiant
  499. Rostrum
    platform for speech-making
  500. Opiate
    sleep producer

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