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  1. Increment(n)
    increase
  2. Adage
    wise saying, proverb
  3. Adduce
    present as evidence
  4. Acuity
    sharpness
  5. Educe
    draw forth, elicit
  6. Glossary
    brief explanation of words
  7. Lateral
    coming from side
  8. Retrench
    cut down, economize
  9. Visionary
    produced by imagination
  10. Amass
    collect
  11. Aloft
    upward
  12. Enjoin
    command, forbid, order
  13. Equestrian
    rider on a horseback
  14. Renovate
    restore to good condition
  15. Rejuvenate
    make young again
  16. Improvident
    thriftless
  17. Propriety
    fitness, correct conduct
  18. Protean
    versatile, able to take on many shapes
  19. Endive
    species of leafy plants used as salads
  20. Epicure
    connoisseur of foods and drinks
  21. Imbroglio
    a complicated situation, entanglement
  22. Porous
    full of pores
  23. Pragmatist
    practical person
  24. Affected
    artificial, pretended
  25. Astigmatism
    eye defect which prevents proper focus
  26. Atavism
    resemblance to remote ancestors than to parents, deformity returning after a passage of two or more generations
  27. Attest
    testify, bear witness
  28. Archaeology
    study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
  29. Frieze
    ornamental band on wall
  30. Seminal
    germinal
  31. Senility
    feeble mindedness of old age
  32. Gazette
    official periodic publication
  33. Quarry
    dig into
  34. Quail
    cower, lose heart
  35. Raconteur
    story-teller
  36. Seraph
    high ranking, six winged angel
  37. Shard
    fragments
  38. Shunt
    turn aside, divert, sidetrack
  39. Loquacious
    talkative
  40. Ascribe
    refer, assign
  41. Aquiline
    curved, hooked
  42. Ciliated
    having minute hair
  43. Flippancy
    trifling gaiety
  44. Innured
    accustomed, hardened
  45. Disburse
    pay out
  46. Bombastic
    pompous
  47. Casualty
    serious or fatal accident
  48. Cipher
    secret code
  49. Gossamer
    sheer, like cobwebs
  50. Inhibit
    prohibit, restrain
  51. Inimical
    unfriendly, hostile
  52. Integrate
    make whole, combine
  53. Euthanasia
    mercy killing
  54. Condole
    express sympathetic sorrow
  55. Confiscate
    seize, commandeer
  56. Belabor
    assail verbally
  57. Ascertain
    to find out for certain
  58. Approbation
    approval
  59. Fritter(v)
    waste
  60. Hostelry
    inn
  61. Igneous
    produced by fire
  62. Solemnity
    seriousness, gravity
  63. Altercation
    wordy quarrel
  64. Amalgamate
    combine, unite in one body
  65. Eschew
    avoid
  66. Excoriate
    flay, abrade
  67. Insurrection
    rebellion, uprising
  68. Divest
    strip, deprive
  69. Dross
    waste matter, worthless impurities
  70. Retiring
    modest, shy
  71. Revulsion
    sudden violent change of feelings
  72. Scavenger
    collector and disposer of refuse
  73. Frond
    fern leaf, palm of banana leaf
  74. Boisterous
    violent, rough
  75. Reprimand
    reprove severely
  76. Concur
    agree
  77. Consummate(adj)
    complete
  78. Avert
    prevent, turn away
  79. Auroral
    pertaining to aurora borealis
  80. Inchoate
    rudimentary
  81. Frustrate
    thwart, defeat
  82. Funereal
    sad, solemn
  83. Peremptory
    demanding and leaving no choice
  84. Raucous
    shrill and harsh
  85. Recalcitrant
    obstinately stubborn
  86. Perdition
    damnation, complete ruin
  87. Perfidious
    basely false
  88. Impeach
    charge with crime in office
  89. Concomitant
    that which accompanies
  90. Confidant
    trusted friend
  91. Extenuate
    weaken, mitigate
  92. Allege
    state without proof
  93. Condign
    adequate, deservedly severe
  94. Amnesty(n)
    pardon
  95. Heterogeneous
    dissimilar
  96. Vantage
    position giving advantage
  97. Regatta
    baot or yacht race
  98. Recurrent
    occuring again and again
  99. Laity
    persons not connected with clergy
  100. Flinch
    hesitate, shrink
  101. Exorbitant
    excessive
  102. Bode
    foreshadow, portend
  103. Acrimonious
    stingy, caustic
  104. Adorn
    decorate
  105. Congeal
    freeze, coagulate
  106. Insatiable
    not easily satisfied, greedy
  107. Resigned
    patiently submissive
  108. Respite
    delay in punishment, period of relief
  109. Reticent
    reserved, uncommunicative
  110. Ingrate
    ungrateful person
  111. Ingratiate
    become popular with
  112. Lesion
    unhealthy change in sructure
  113. Manifesto
    statement of policy, declaration
  114. Foresight
    ability to see future happenings
  115. Fleck
    spot
  116. Carafe
    glass water bottle
  117. Adulterate
    make impure by mixing with baser substances
  118. Chattel
    personal property
  119. Balk(v)
    • foil
    • to stop short and refuse to comply
  120. Accord
    agreement
  121. Actuate
    motivate
  122. Acumen
    mental keenness
  123. Hermetically
    sealed by fusion so as to be airtight
  124. Fetish
    object supposed to posses magical powers, object of special devotion
  125. Implication
    that which is hinted at our suggested
  126. Irrefragable
    indisputable
  127. Jettison
    throw overboard
  128. Laudatory
    expressing praise
  129. Leniency
    permissiveness
  130. Tatterdemalion
    ragged fellow
  131. Thermal
    pertaining to heat
  132. Alloy
    a mixture of metals
  133. Alliteration
    repitition of beginning sound in poetry
  134. Analogy
    similarity, parallelism
  135. Hackneyed
    commonplace, trite, banal
  136. Liability
    drawbacks, debts
  137. Latitude
    freedom from limitations
  138. Realm
    kingdom, sphere
  139. Rationalize(v)
    reason
  140. Strut(v)
    pompuous walk
  141. Static
    unchanging, lacking development
  142. Rakish
    stylish
  143. Ravening
    rapacious, preying
  144. Splenetic
    irritable, peevish
  145. Tainted
    contaminated, corrupt
  146. Trenchant
    cutting, keen
  147. Sublimate
    refine, purify
  148. Staid
    sober, solemn
  149. Aptitude
    fitness, talent
  150. Arduous
    hard, strenous
  151. Portend
    fortell
  152. Imbrue
    drench, stain, especially with blood
  153. Exacerbate
    worsen, embitter
  154. Ethnology
    study of man
  155. Array(v)
    • marshal
    • to set or place in order
  156. Aromatic
    fragrant
  157. Cohorts
    armed band
  158. Comity
    courtesy, civility
  159. Flotsam
    drifting wreckage
  160. Foray(n)
    raid
  161. Lainated
    made of thin plates or scales
  162. Gibe
    mock
  163. Panegyric
    formal praise
  164. Febrile
    feverish
  165. Avancular
    like an uncle
  166. Inference
    conclusion drawn from from data
  167. Apiary
    a place where bees are kept
  168. Aghast
    horrified
  169. Agility
    nimbleness
  170. Carnage
    destruction of life
  171. Finale
    conclusion
  172. Flora
    plants of a region or era
  173. Ineffable
    unutterable, cannot be expressed in speech
  174. Allude
    refer indirectly
  175. Ambrosia
    food of the gods
  176. Hindmost
    furthest behind
  177. Inveterate
    deep-rooted, habitual
  178. Inkling
    hint
  179. Linguistic
    pertaining to language
  180. Elegy
    poem or song expressing lamentation
  181. Eerie
    weird
  182. Aperture
    opening, hole
  183. Aphorism
    pithy maxim
  184. Immure
    imprison
  185. Meringue
    a pasty decoration made of the white of eggs
  186. Mercurial
    fickle, changing
  187. Posture(v)
    act artificially
  188. Tantalize
    tease, torture
  189. Migratory
    wandering
  190. Arroyo
    gully
  191. Asinine
    stupid
  192. Parochial
    narrow in outlook
  193. Partial
    incomplete, biased
  194. Renegade
    deserter
  195. Repertoire
    list of works, music, drama, etc. a performer is prepared to present
  196. Unfledged
    immature
  197. Unerringly(adj)
    infallibly
  198. Vagabond
    wanderer
  199. Molten
    melted
  200. Integral
    necessary for completeness
  201. Ramble
    wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)
  202. Antidote
    medicine to counteract a poison or disease
  203. Antiquated
    • old-fashioned
    • obsolete
  204. Acquire
    • obtain
    • get
  205. Filch
    steal
  206. Antithesis
    • contrast
    • direct opposite
  207. Resilient
    elastic
  208. Facetious
    • humorous
    • jocular
  209. Malediction
    curse
  210. Aplomb
    • poise
    • self-assurance
  211. Therapeutic
    curative
  212. Transmutate
    • change
    • convert to something
  213. Attrition
    gradual wearing down
  214. Oscillate
    vibrate pendulum-like
  215. Inoculate
    vaccinate
  216. Perusal
    reading
  217. Schism
    • division
    • split
  218. Pusillanimous
    • cowardly
    • faint-hearted
  219. Terminology
    terms used in a science or art
  220. Litigation
    lawsuit
  221. Vagary
    • Graphic
    • pertaining to the art of delineating
    • vividly described
  222. Connotation
    suggested or implied meaning of an expression
  223. Tortuous
    • winding
    • full of curves
  224. Fulminating
    • thundering
    • exploding
  225. Circumvent
    • outwit
    • baffle
  226. Cartel
    industrial pool of companies trying to control a market 
  227. Phlegmatic
    • calm
    • not easily disturbed
  228. Boorish
    • rude
    • clownish
  229. Embryonic
    • undeveloped
    • rudimentary
  230. Inexorable
    • relentless
    • unyielding
  231. Protract
    prolong
  232. Pugnacious
    • combative
    • disposed to fight
  233. Escarpment
    steep slope
  234. Abacus
    old calculating device
  235. Seismic
    pertaining to earthquakes
  236. Ameliorate
    improve
  237. Chary
    cautiously watchful
  238. Enigma
    puzzle
  239. Obeisance
    bow
  240. Pedantic
    showing off learning 
  241. Petulant
    • touchy
    • peevish
  242. Vapid
    • Prognosticate
    • predict
  243. Invariable
    • uniform
    • unhanging
  244. Concentrate
    consolidate
  245. Plagiarize
    steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own
  246. Cortege
    • procession
    • retinue
  247. Demur
    • delay
    • object
  248. Paragon
    model of perfection
  249. Anarchy
    • absence of governing body
    • state of disorder
  250. Invective
    abuse
  251. Distress
    • suffering
    • anguish
  252. Dilettante
    aimless follower of the arts
  253. Condiment
    • spice
    • seasoning for food
  254. Bon mot
    • pompous
    • using inflated language
  255. Accoutrements
    equipment
  256. Alacrity
    cheerful promptness
  257. Vaccilation
    • fluctuating
    • wavering
  258. Augment
    increase
  259. Integral
    • essential
    • complete
  260. Impunity
    freedom from punishment
  261. Bellicose
    war like
  262. Augur
    • foretell
    • predict
  263. Conundrum
    • riddle
    • difficult problem
  264. Paean
    song of praise or joy
  265. Exotic
    • not native
    • strange
  266. Archipelago
    a group of closely related islands
  267. Incredulous
    withholding belief
  268. Cognizance
    knowledge
  269. Imminent
    • impending
    • about to happen
  270. Torque
    • twisting force
    • force producing rotation
  271. Accrued
    come about by addition
  272. Effrontery
    shamless boldness
  273. Pseudo
    • not genuine
    • sham
  274. Lucrative
    profitable
  275. Indubitable
    • undeniable
    • something that can not be doubted
  276. Savant
    scholar
  277. Auspicious
    favoring success
  278. Satire
    form of literature in which irony and sarcasm are employed to attack vice and folly
  279. Vernacular
    • living language
    • natural style
  280. Emolument
    • salary
    • compensation
  281. Expunge
    • cancel
    • remove
  282. Panoramic
    comprehensive view
  283. Ignominious
    disgraceful
  284. Relevant
    pertinent
  285. Gamut
    entire range
  286. Apposite
    • appropriate
    • fitting
  287. Ambulatory
    able to walk
  288. Limpid
    clear (adj.)
  289. Derisive
    expressing ridicule
  290. Blandishment
    flattery
  291. Avid
    greedy
  292. Epitome
    summary
  293. Hiatus
    • gap
    • pause
  294. Extirpate
    • root up
    • eradicate
  295. Equivocal
    having double meaning or ambiguous meaning
  296. Recompense
    • reward
    • make amends
  297. Beatific
    • giving bliss
    • blissful
  298. Sanguine
    cheerful
  299. Sentient
    capable of feeling
  300. Obviate
    • make unecessary 
    • get rid of
  301. Peruse
    read
  302. Truncheon
    club carried by police officer
  303. Sebaceous
    fatty
  304. Dilatory
    delaying
  305. Recondite
    • abstruse
    • profound
  306. Redolent
    • fragrant
    • odorous
  307. Dissimulate
    • pretend
    • conceal by feigning
  308. Sublime
    • exalted
    • noble
  309. Vixen
    female fox
  310. Curvet
    leap (v)
  311. Adventitious
    • accidental
    • casual
  312. Animus
    hostile feeling or intent
  313. Descry
    catch sight of
  314. Subsequently
    later (adv.)
  315. Liaison
    officer who acts as a go-between for two armies
  316. Altruistic

    unselfishly generous
  317. Lugubrious
    • mournful
    • doleful
  318. Coterie
    group that meets socially 
  319. Conduit
    aqueduct
  320. Shibboleth
    • watchword
    • slogan
  321. Parsimonious
    • stingy
    • excessively frugal
  322. Machiavellian
    • crafty
    • double dealing
  323. Compendium
    brief comprehensive summary
  324. Megalomania
    mania for doing grandiose things
  325. Supercilious
    contemptuous haughty
  326. Germane
    • pertinent
    • bearing upon the case at hand
  327. Vituperation
    • abuse
    • severe criticism
  328. Chimerical
    • fantastic
    • highly imaginative
  329. Dulcimer
    musical instrument
  330. Sartorial
    pertaining to tailors
  331. Vertigo
    dizziness especially caused by heights
  332. Debacle
    • breaking up
    • downfall
  333. Ephemeral
    short-lived
  334. Truculence
    • aggressiveness
    • ferocity
  335. Inveigh
    • Cumulative
    • increasing in amount or force
  336. Gesticulate
    use gestures
  337. Hoary
    white with age
  338. Regurgitate
    surge back
  339. Bereft
    • deprived of
    • lacking
  340. Elucidate
    • explain
    • enlighten
  341. Emollient
    soothing or softening remedy
  342. Nostalgic
    • homesickness
    • longing for the past
  343. Expiate
    make amends for (a sin)
  344. Palliate
    ease pain
  345. Foment
    • stir up
    • instigate
  346. Predacious
    • preying
    • plundering or exploiting others
  347. Adversity
    • poverty
    • misfortune
  348. Wraith
    • ghost
    • phantom of a living person
  349. Perspicacity
    • insight
    • quality of being astute
  350. Paroxysm
    fit or attack of pain or laughter
  351. Flaccid
    • limp
    • flabby
  352. Demerit
    • fault
    • blemish
  353. Meditate
    • contemplate
    • reflect
  354. Mutinous
    • unruly
    • rebellious
  355. Negligent
    careless
  356. Contest
    dispute
  357. Query
    ask
  358. Insidious
    • treachorous
    • stealthy
    • sly
  359. Palpitate
    • throb
    • flutter
  360. Animosity
    active enmity
  361. Egotism
    • conceit
    • vanity
  362. Calligraphy
    excellent penmanship
  363. Synchronous
    similarly timed
  364. Wistful
    vaguely longing
  365. Jeopardize
    endanger
  366. Treacherous
    disloyal
  367. Hearsay
    • rumour
    • gossip
  368. Bedlam
    • uproar
    • confusion
  369. Infallible
    unerring
  370. Ultimatum
    • last demand
    • warning
  371. Grid
    framework of parallel or crossed bars 
  372. Procurement
    • acquisition
    • purchase
  373. Atrocious
    • brutal
    • wicked
  374. Prestige
    impression produced by achievements or reputation
  375. Exude
    • discharge
    • give forth
  376. Faction
    • party
    • clique
  377. Subservient
    behaving like a slave
  378. Importune
    beg earnestly
  379. Controversial
    causing controversy
  380. Belligerent
    quarrelsome
  381. Compassion
    • sympathy
    • pity
  382. angry disagreement
  383. Berate
    scold strongly
  384. Defer
    • postpone
    • delay
  385. Infernal
    • pertaining to hell
    • devilish
  386. Exonerate
    • acquit
    • exculpate
  387. Discriminate
    distinguish
  388. Derision
    ridicule
  389. Exultant
    elated
  390. Ostensible
    apparent
  391. Abhor
    • detest
    • hate
  392. Dutiful
    respectful
  393. Magnanimous
    generous
  394. Cardinal
    chief
  395. Deplete
    • reduce
    • exhaust
  396. Supersede
    cause to be set aside
  397. Neutralize
    • counteract
    • make neutral
  398. Insinuate
    • hint
    • imply
  399. Diminutive
    • lessening
    • reduction in size
  400. Plight
    unfortunate condition
  401. Benign
    kindly
  402. Reverie
    • daydream
    • musing
  403. Recoil
    shrink
  404. Dexterity
    skill in using hands
  405. Assimilate
    • absorb
    • cause to become homogenous
  406. Despondency
    • dejection
    • feeling low
  407. Abscond
    depart secretly and hide
  408. Bounty
    generous
  409. Doldrums
    • blues
    • listlessness
  410. Loath
    • averse
    • reluctant
  411. Inventive
    • imaginative
    • creative
  412. Vaccilation
    • fluctuation
    • wavering
  413. Futility
    senseless
  414. Ensue
    follow
  415. Zenith
    point directly overhead in the sky
  416. Impromptu
    without previous preparation
  417. Chivalrous
    • courteous
    • faithful
  418. Havoc
    • ruin
    • widespread destruction
  419. Stilted
    bombastic
  420. Affable
    courteous
  421. Nebulous
    • vague
    • hazy
  422. Stereotype
    fixed and unvarying representation
  423. Stupefy
    • astonish
    • make numb
  424. Protagonist
    • main person
    • lead in a drama
  425. Turgid
    • swollen
    • distended
  426. Sage
    • wise man
    • judicious
  427. Beset
    • harass
    • trouble
  428. Fortitude
    • bravery
    • courage
  429. Abolition
    • abolishing
    • destruction
  430. Crestfallen
    • dejected
    • dispirited
  431. Cuisine
    style of cooking
  432. Deviate
    turn away from
  433. Swarthy
    • dark
    • dusky
  434. Acute
    quickly perceptive
  435. Succumb
    • yield
    • give in
    • die
  436. Uncanny
    • weird
    • abnormal
  437. Submissive
    • humble
    • obedient
  438. Peer
    equal
  439. Exhilaration
    • excitement
    • animation
  440. Rasping
    irritating
  441. Proponent
    • advocate
    • supporter
  442. Begrudge
    resent
  443. Empathize
    express sympathy
  444. Omnivorous
    eating both plant and animal
  445. Append
    attach
  446. Stratagem
    cunning plan or trick, ruse
  447. Collaborate
    work together
  448. Intact
    uninjured
  449. Consensus
    general agreement
  450. Compliant
    yielding
  451. Execrate
    curse
  452. Knoll
    little round hill
  453. Irate
    angry
  454. Acme
    • top
    • pinnacle
  455. Covenant
    agreement
  456. Appall
    • dismay
    • shock
  457. Incur
    bring upon oneself
  458. Caustic
    • burning
    • sarcastically biting
  459. Unscathed
    unharmed
  460. Chide
    scold
  461. Paramount
    • supreme
    • most important
  462. Brochure
    pamphlet
  463. Diffusion
    wordiness
  464. Aggressive
    • hostile
    • self assertive
  465. Diabolic
    • devilish
    • fiendish
  466. Forbearance
    patience
  467. Taint
    infect
  468. Placid
    • peaceful
    • calm
  469. Chaos
    utter confusion
  470. Despicable
    contemptible
  471. Deride
    • mock
    • ridicule
    • criticize
  472. Elude
    escape
  473. Excruciating
    torturing
  474. Archive
    public records
  475. Infamy
    disgrace
  476. Conclave
    private meeting
  477. Fray
    • brawl
    • combat
  478. Chafe
    warm by rubbing
  479. Inopportune
    untimely
  480. Enumerate(v)
    list, mention one by one
  481. Epitaph
    inscription in memory of a dead person
  482. Drone(v)
    talk dully
  483. Hyperbole
    exaggeration, overstatement
  484. Incarnation
    act of assuming a human body and human nature
  485. Inculcate
    teach
  486. Nutrient
    providing nutrition
  487. Perverse
    stubborn
  488. Ineffectual
    not effective
  489. Interloper
    intruder
  490. Iridescent
    exhibiting rainbow like colours
  491. Jocose
    given to joking
  492. Rendition
    artistic interpretation of a song
  493. Regeneration
    spiritual rebirth
  494. Purblind
    dim sighted
  495. Glut
    fill to excess
  496. Conjugal
    pertaining to marriage
  497. Grapple
    wrestle
  498. Amazon
    female warrior
  499. Allay
    pacify
  500. Recusant
    person who refuses to comply

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