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  1. Devolve
    • deputize
    • pass to others
  2. Devotee
    enthusiastic follower
  3. Perversion
    corruption
  4. Devout
    pious
  5. Converge
    come together
  6. Conversant
    familiar with
  7. Converse
    opposite
  8. Convex
    curving outward
  9. Sadistic
    inclined to cruelty
  10. Saffron
    orange-colored
  11. Saga
    any legend
  12. Sagacious
    having insight
  13. Primogeniture
    seniority by birth
  14. Prodigy
    highly gifted child
  15. Tantrum
    fit of petulance
  16. Taper
    candle
  17. Tarantula
    venomous spider
  18. Tarn
    small mountain lake
  19. Queasy
    • easily nauseated
    • squeamish
  20. Quell
    • put down
    • quiet
  21. Querulous
    • fretful
    • whining
  22. Wreak
    inflict
  23. Wrench
    • pull
    • strain
    • twist
  24. Wrest
    • pull away
    • take away by violence
  25. Writ
    written command issued by court
  26. Zany
    • crazy
    • comic
  27. Zealot
    fanatic
  28. Zephyr
    gentle breeze
  29. Yoke
    join together
  30. Yokel
    country bumpkin
  31. Yore
    time past
  32. Wry
    with a humorous twist
  33. Xenophobia
    fear or hatred of foreigners
  34. Paregoric
    medicine that eases pain
  35. Pariah
    social outcast
  36. Parity
    • equality
    • close resemblance
  37. Parlance
    • language
    • idiom
  38. Hibernal
    wintry
  39. Hibernate
    sleep throughout the winter
  40. Hierarchy
    body divided into ranks
  41. Hieroglyphic
    picture writing
  42. Hilarity
    boisterous mirth
  43. Barterer
    trader
  44. Bask
    take pleasure in warmth
  45. Bassoon
    reed instrument of the woodwind family
  46. Bastion
    fortress
  47. Abash
    embarrass
  48. Hew
    to cut to pieces with ax or sword
  49. Visage
    face, appearance
  50. Wont
    • custom
    • habitual procedure
  51. Bait
    • harass
    • tease
  52. Forgo
    give up
  53. Preponderance
    superiority of power, quantity etc.
  54. Nullify
    to make invalid
  55. Perspicuity
    • calmness of expression
    • freedom from ambiguity
  56. Pertinacious
    • stubborn
    • persistent
  57. Optional
    not compulsory
  58. Parapet
    low wall at the edge of roof or balcony
  59. Embezzlement
    stealing
  60. Multiplicity
    state of being numerous
  61. Nonentity
    • non existent, person of no importance
    • person of no importance
  62. Oaf
    • stupid
    • awkward person
  63. Penury
    extreme poverty
  64. Reciprocal
    • mutual
    • exchangeable
  65. Savoir fare
    tact, poise
  66. Virus
    disease communicator
  67. Wizened
    • withered
    • shriveled
  68. Infidel
    unbeliever
  69. Destitute
    extremely poor
  70. Bluff
    pretense (of strength)
  71. Annals
    • records
    • history
  72. Figment
    • invention
    • imaginary thing
  73. Opprobrious
    disgraceful
  74. Prolific
    abundantly fruitful
  75. Muster
    • gather
    • assemble
  76. Niggle
    spend too much time on minor points
  77. Lubricity
    slipperiness
  78. Thrall
    • slave
    • bondage
  79. Upbraid
    • scold
    • reproach
  80. Obdurate
    obstinate
  81. Introspective
    looking within oneself
  82. Dormant
    • sleeping
    • lethargic
  83. Muggy
    warm and damp
  84. Lucid
    • bright
    • easily understood
  85. Phial
    small bottle
  86. Theocracy
    government by a community of religious leaders
  87. Remunerative
    • compensating
    • rewarding
  88. Preternatural
    beyond that which is normal in nature
  89. Encumber
    burden (v)
  90. Centaur
    mythical figure
  91. Ford
    place where a river can be crossed on foot
  92. Peripatetic
    • walking about
    • moving
  93. Peripheral
    • marginal
    • outer
  94. Satellite
    small body revolving arouund a larger one
  95. Rout
    • stampede
    • drive out
  96. Mischance
    ill luck
  97. Retrieve
    recover
  98. Delusion
    • false belief
    • hallucination
  99. Agrarian
    pertaining to land or its cultivation
  100. Centurion
    roman army officer
  101. Bland
    • soothing
    • mild
  102. Mugwump
    defector from a party
  103. Passe
    • old-fashioned
    • past the prime
  104. Extort
    • wring from
    • get money by threats etc.
  105. Natation
    swimming
  106. Thyme
    aromatic plant used for seasoning
  107. Abbreviate
    shorten
  108. Champ
    chew noisily
  109. Lineaments
    features of a face
  110. Nurture
    • bring up
    • feed
    • educate
  111. Optometrist
    one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
  112. Pell-mell
    • in confusion
    • disorderly
  113. Demise
    death
  114. Concentric
    having a common center
  115. Apothecary
    drugist
  116. Bleak
    • cold
    • cheerless
  117. Parry
    ward off a blow
  118. Talon
    claw of a bird
  119. Usury
    lend money at illegal rates of interest
  120. Vagrant
    • stray
    • random
  121. Multiform
    having many forms
  122. Peregrination
    journey
  123. Perforate
    • pierce
    • put through a hole
  124. Murkiness
    • darkness
    • gloom
  125. Nugatory
    • futile
    • worthless
  126. Philander
    • make love lightly
    • flirt
  127. Ordain
    • command
    • arrange
    • consecrate
  128. Preciosity
    over-refinement in art or speech
  129. Truism
    self-evident truth
  130. Precursor
    forerunner
  131. Preeminent
    • outstanding
    • superior
  132. Ferret
    drive or hunt out of hiding
  133. Whinny
    neigh like a horse
  134. Mandatory
    obligatory
  135. Maniacal
    raving mad
  136. Foreboding
    premonition of evil
  137. Disdain
    treat with scorn or contempt
  138. Peon
    • unskilled labour
    • drudge
  139. Contaminate
    pollute
  140. Exodus
    departure
  141. Invincible
    unconqeurable
  142. Satiate
    • surfeit
    • satisfy fully
  143. Ruminate
    • chew the cud
    • ponder
  144. Jaunty
    • stylish
    • perky
  145. Knavery
    rascality
  146. Itinerary
    plan of a trip
  147. Derogatory
    expressing a low opinion
  148. Agitate
    • stir up
    • disturb
  149. Earthy
    unrefined
  150. Cohere
    stick together
  151. Exult
    rejoice
  152. Factitious
    • artificial
    • sham
  153. Saturate
    soak
  154. Roster
    list
  155. Rote
    repitition
  156. Misogynist
    hater of a women
  157. Hale
    healthy
  158. Patrician
    • noble
    • aristocratic
  159. Hallowed
    • blessed
    • consecrated
  160. Pensive
    dreamily thoughtful
  161. Percussion
    striking one object against another sharply
  162. Gusty
    windy
  163. Clime
    • region
    • climate
  164. Apoplexy
    • stroke
    • loss of conciousness
  165. Granary
    storehouse for grain
  166. Glower
    scowl
  167. Animated
    lively
  168. Crevice
    • crack
    • fissure
  169. Fete
    honor at a festival
  170. Kiosk
    • summer house
    • open pavilion
  171. Equine
    resembling a horse
  172. Tacit
    understood
  173. Surmise
    guess
  174. Pecuniary
    pertaining to money
  175. Festive
    • joyous
    • celebratory
  176. Compute
    • reckon
    • calculate
  177. Fervent
    • ardent
    • hot
  178. Abjure
    renounce upon oath
  179. Fancied
    • imagined
    • unreal
  180. Baleful
    • deadly
    • destructive
  181. Cringe
    shrink back
  182. Crone
    hag
  183. Kismet
    fate
  184. Pediatrician
    expert in children's disease
  185. Cleft
    split
  186. Manifest
    • understandable
    • clear
  187. Epoch
    long period of time
  188. Novelty
    • something new
    • newness
  189. Canny
    • shrewd, Sapient
    • thrifty
  190. Grandiose
    • imposing
    • impressive
  191. Saline
    salty
  192. Incisive
    • cutting
    • sharp
  193. Motif
    theme
  194. Illusive
    deceiving
  195. Bevy
    large group
  196. Parley
    conference
  197. Extrude
    force or push out
  198. Genuflect
    bend the knees as in worship
  199. Purge
    clean by removing impurities
  200. Shambles
    • slaughter house
    • scene of a carnage
  201. Nib
    • beak
    • pen point
  202. Floe
    mass of floating ice
  203. Lethal
    deadly
  204. Lewd
    lustful
  205. Salient
    prominent
  206. Comport
    • bear one's self
    • behave
  207. Pediment
    triangular part above columns in Greek buildings
  208. Penance
    self-imposed punishment for sin
  209. Imbibe
    drink
  210. Jostle
    • shove
    • bump
  211. Lackey
    • footman
    • toady
  212. Knead
    • mix
    • work dough
  213. Bestow
    confer
  214. Delude
    deceive
  215. Reputed
    supposed
  216. Paltry
    • insignificant
    • petty
  217. Oust
    • expel
    • drive out
  218. Posthumous
    after death
  219. Potable
    suitable for drinking
  220. Lionize
    treat as a celebrity
  221. Deseutude
    disused condition
  222. Annul
    make void
  223. Patina
    • green crust on old bronze works
    • tone slowly taken by varnished paintings
  224. Peccadillo
    slight offense
  225. Haggard
    wasted away
  226. Demeanor
    • behaviour
    • bearing
  227. Burnish
    • make shiny by rubbing
    • polish (v)
  228. Stultify
    cause to appear foolish or inconsistent
  229. Coy
    • shy
    • modest
    • coquetish
  230. Missile
    object to be thrown or projected
  231. Gait
    manner of walking 
  232. Frugality
    thrift
  233. Cloister
    • monastery
    • convent
  234. Mote
    small speck
  235. Imbue
    • saturate
    • fill
  236. Stygian
    • gloomy
    • hellish
    • deathly
  237. Intractable
    • unruly
    • refractory
  238. Revelry
    boisterous merrymaking
  239. Fervid
    ardent
  240. Fetid
    malodorous
  241. Berserk
    frenzied
  242. Abut
    • border upon
    • adjoin
  243. Punitive
    punishing
  244. Ravage
    • plunder
    • despoil
  245. Sub rosa
    • in strict confidence
    • privately
  246. Nave
    main body of a church
  247. Bate
    • let down
    • restrain
  248. Abeyance
    suspended action
  249. Hirsute
    hairy
  250. Perpetual
    everlasting
  251. Conifer
    • pine tree
    • cone-bearing tree
  252. Holster
    pistol case
  253. Scoff
    • mock
    • ridicule
  254. Gruff
    rough-mannered
  255. Grueling
    exhausting
  256. Hapless
    unfortunate
  257. Magnate
    person of prominence or influence
  258. Scanty
    insufficient
  259. Spatial
    relating to space
  260. Estranged
    • separated
    • alienated
  261. Nuptial
    related to marriage
  262. Halcyon
    • calm
    • peaceful
  263. Scotch
    • stamp out
    • thwart
    • hinder
  264. Undulate
    move with a wave like motion
  265. Ignoble
    of lowly origin

    unworthy
  266. Platitude
    • trite remarks
    • commonplace statement
  267. Polarize
    split into opposite extreme or camps
  268. Amplify
    enlarge
  269. Delve
    • dig
    • investigate
  270. Immune
    exempt
  271. Lackluster
    dull
  272. Nicety
    • precision
    • minute distinction
  273. Silt
    sediment deposited by running water
  274. Throng
    crowd
  275. Sinister
    evil
  276. Frigid
    intensely cold
  277. Gape
    open widely
  278. Gall
    • annoy
    • chafe
  279. Hazardous
    dangerous
  280. Salvage
    rescue from loss
  281. Mogul
    powerful person
  282. Impugn
    • doubt
    • challenge
    • gainsay
  283. Thrifty
    careful about money
  284. Abase
    • lower (v)
    • humilate
  285. Apogee
    highest point
  286. Decimate
    kill
  287. Curry
    seek favor
  288. Dais
    raised platform for guests of honour
  289. Hovel
    • shack
    • small wretched house
  290. Idiom
    special usage in a language
  291. Risible
    • inclined to laughter
    • ludicrous
  292. Shoal
    shallow place
  293. Traverse
    go through or across
  294. Transmute
    • change
    • convert to something different
  295. Wince
    • shrink back
    • flinch
  296. Homogeneous
    of the same kind
  297. Hone
    sharpen
  298. Mandate
    • order (n)
    • charge (n)
  299. Masochist
    person who enjoys his own pain
  300. Patische
    imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing
  301. Pathos
    • tender sorrow
    • quality of an art or literature that produces such feelings
  302. Hoodwink
    • deceive
    • delude
  303. Horde
    crowd
  304. Topography
    physical features of a region
  305. Torso
    • trunk of a statue with head and limbs missing
    • human trunk
  306. Unseemly
    • unbecoming
    • indecent
  307. Unsullied
    untarnished
  308. Placebo
    harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
  309. Untenable
    unsupportable
  310. Untoward
    • unfortunate
    • annoying
  311. Paddock
    saddling enclosure at race track
  312. Painstaking
    • showing hardwork
    • taking great care
  313. Palatable
    • agreeable
    • pleasing to taste
  314. Palatial
    magnificent
  315. Sedulous
    diligent
  316. Seethe
    • be disturbed
    • boiled
  317. Seine
    net for catching fish
  318. Fester
    generate pus
  319. Abysmal
    bottomless
  320. Incense
    • enrage
    • infuriate
  321. Nexus
    connection
  322. Occlude
    shut close
  323. Intrepid
    fearless
  324. Puny
    • insignificant
    • tiny
    • weak
  325. Saunter
    stroll slowly
  326. Unwonted
    unaccustomed
  327. Valor
    bravery
  328. Glutinous
    • sticky
    • viscous
  329. Kith
    familiar friends
  330. Purview
    scope
  331. Sordid
    • filthy
    • base
    • vile
  332. Matriarch
    woman who rules a family or a larger social group
  333. Mangy
    shabby
  334. Hoax
    • trick
    • practical joke
  335. Pendant
    hanging down from something
  336. Insolent
    haughty and contemptuous
  337. Muddle
    • confuse
    • mix up
  338. Nettle
    • annoy
    • vex
  339. Rhetoric
    art of effective communication
  340. Surfeit
    • cloy
    • overfeed
  341. Cleave
    split asunder
  342. Pillage
    plunder
  343. Bicker(v)
    quarrel
  344. Infirmity
    weakness
  345. Phobia
    morbid fear
  346. Soupcon
    suggestion, hint
  347. Droll
    queer and amusing
  348. Infantile
    childish
  349. Ligneous
    like wood
  350. Lilliputian
    extremely small
  351. Limber
    flexible
  352. Picaresque
    pertaining to rogues in literatures
  353. Pivotal
    central, critical
  354. Limbo
    region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept
  355. Limn
    portray, describe vividly
  356. Entity
    real being
  357. Entomology
    study of insects
  358. Entrance
    put under a spell
  359. Entreat
    plead
  360. Entree(v)
    entrance, a way in
  361. Harrow
    break up ground after plowing
  362. Harry(v)
    raid
  363. Hatch
    deck opening
  364. Hawser
    large rope
  365. Generic
    characteristics of a class or species
  366. Geniality
    cheerfulness
  367. Gloat
    express evil satisfaction
  368. Hegemony
    dominance especially of one nation over another
  369. Impenetrable
    not able to be pierced
  370. Implacable
    incapable of being pacified
  371. Malapropism
    comic misuse of a word
  372. Malcontent
    person dissatisfied with existence state of affairs
  373. Onerous
    burdensome
  374. Onomatopoeia
    words formed in imitation of natural sounds
  375. Onslaught
    vicious assault
  376. Dour
    sullen, stubborn
  377. Douse
    plunge into water
  378. Dowdy
    slovenly, untidy
  379. Dregs
    sediment, worthless residue
  380. Epithet
    descriptive word or phrase
  381. Lineage
    descent, ancestry
  382. Miasma
    swamp gas
  383. Microcosm
    small world
  384. Mien
    demeanor, bearing
  385. Migrant
    changing its habitat
  386. Bilk
    swindle, cheat
  387. Bivouac
    temporary encampment
  388. Bizarre
    fantastic
  389. Blanch
    bleach, whiten
  390. Abrogate
    abolish
  391. Absolute
    complete, certain
  392. Absolve
    pardon (an offense)
  393. Abstruse
    obscure
  394. Morganatic
    describing a marriage between a member of a royal family and a commoner in which it is agreed that any children will not inherit title etc.
  395. Moribund
    at the point of death
  396. Mortify
    humiliate
  397. Mortician
    undertaker
  398. Ossify
    change or harden into bone
  399. Physiological
    pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms
  400. Garbled
    mixed up
  401. Gargoyle
    waterspout carved in grotesque figure
  402. Gastronomy
    science of preparing and serving good food
  403. Ostensible
    apparent
  404. Ostentatious
    • Showy
    • pretentious
  405. Pacifist
    one opposed to force
  406. Pachyderm
    thick-skinned animal
  407. Pall
    grow tiresome
  408. Grill
    question severely
  409. Grisly
    ghastly
  410. Grotesque
    fantastic
  411. Gratis
    free
  412. Incarnate
    endowed with flesh, personified
  413. Rustic
    pertaining to country people
  414. Spectral
    ghostly
  415. Veer
    change in direction
  416. Wither
    shrivel
  417. Impiety
    irreverence, wickedness
  418. Simile
    comparison of one thing with another
  419. Sleazy
    flimsy, unsubstantial
  420. Abettor
    encourager
  421. Conjecture
    surmise, guess
  422. Manifold
    numerous, varied
  423. Ebb
    recede, lessen
  424. Libido
    emotional urges behind human activity
  425. Libretto
    text of an opera
  426. Litotes
    understatement for emphasis
  427. Magniloquent
    boastful, pompous
  428. Bane
    cause of ruin
  429. Avow
    declare openly
  430. Crux
    crucial point
  431. Cower
    shrink quivering as from fear
  432. Anemia
    condition in which blood lacks red blood corpuscles
  433. Balmy
    mild, fragrant
  434. Incarcerate
    imprison
  435. Pallet
    small, poor bed
  436. Sallow
    yellowish, sticky
  437. Rubble
    fragments
  438. Mauve
    pale purple
  439. Inter
    bury
  440. Jocund
    merry
  441. Labyrinth
    maze
  442. Salver
    tray
  443. Vex
    annoy
  444. Wily
    cunning, artful
  445. Restitution
    reparation, indemnification
  446. Gluttonous
    greedy for food
  447. Monarchy
    government under a single ruler
  448. Saturnine
    gloomy
  449. Philatelist
    stamp-collecor
  450. Philistine
    narrow-minded person
  451. Icon
    religious image, idol
  452. Founder
    person who establishes an organization or business
  453. Fraudulent
    cheating, deceitful
  454. Fruition
    bearing of fruit
  455. Fulcrum
    support on which a lever rests
  456. Gadfly
    animal-biting fly, an irritating person
  457. Assail
    assault
  458. Irony
    hidden sarcasm or satire
  459. Itinerant
    wandering, travelling
  460. Lechery
    gross lewdness
  461. Scintilla
    shred, least bit
  462. Tryst
    meeting
  463. Virago
    shrew
  464. Credence
    belief
  465. Fiat(n)
    command
  466. Lacerate
    mangle, tear
  467. Nemesis
    avenging agent
  468. Subliminal
    below the threshold
  469. Tactile
    pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
  470. Jovial
    good-natured
  471. Iota
    very small quantity
  472. Parameter
    limits
  473. Sarcasm
    scornful remarks
  474. Trumpery
    objects that are showy
  475. Trope
    • figure of speech
    • a word or expression used in a figurative sense
  476. Vigilance
    watchfulness
  477. Purport
    intention
  478. Molt
    shed or cast off hair or feathers
  479. Mulct
    defraud a person of something
  480. Parched
    extremely dry, very thirsty
  481. Ovine
    like a sheep
  482. Exhort
    urge
  483. Fledgling
    inexperienced
  484. Foil (n)
    contrast
  485. Forestall
    prevent by taking action in advance
  486. Accede
    agree
  487. Conch
    large seashell
  488. Foster
    rear, encourage
  489. Manipulate
    operate with hands
  490. Thwart
    baffle, outwit
  491. Rift
    opening, break
  492. Humid
    damp
  493. Irascible
    irritable
  494. Knell
    tolling of a bell at a funeral
  495. Jubilation
    rejoicing
  496. Laggard
    slow, sluggish
  497. Detergent
    cleansing agent
  498. Fractious
    unruly
  499. Erode
    eat away
  500. Inviolability
    security from being destoyed

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