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  1. Amalgamate
    v. Combine

    unite
  2. Gainsay
    v. Deny
  3. Delineate
    v. Portray

    • depict
    • sketch
  4. Deride
    v. Make fun of

    ridicule
  5. Gouge
    v. Overcharge
  6. Recondite
    adj. Profound and secret

    abstruse
  7. Capricious
    adj. Unpredictable

    fickle
  8. Conciliatory
    adj. Reconciling

    soothing
  9. Ameliorate
    v. Improve
  10. Welter
    n. Bewildering jumble

    turmoil
  11. Aprise
    v. Inform
  12. Ambivalence
    n. Contradictory feelings
  13. Burgeon
    v. Grow forth
  14. Ebullient
    adj. Showing excitement

    enthusiastic
  15. Alacrity
    n. Cheerful Promptness

    eagerness
  16. Aver
    v. Assert confidently

    declare
  17. Disabuse
    v. Correct false impression

    undeceive
  18. Decorum
    n. Orderliness and good manners

    propriety
  19. Equanimity
    n. calmness of temperment, mental or emotional stability

    composure
  20. Buttress
    v. Prop up

    support
  21. Disinterested
    adj. Unprejudiced
  22. Contention
    n. Claim

    thesis
  23. Contrite
    adj. Repentant

    penitent
  24. Dissolution
    n. Looseness in morals

    disintegration
  25. Abstemious
    adj. Sparing in eating and drinking

    temperate
  26. Fallacious
    adj. False, misleading
  27. Convoluted
    adj. Involved, coiled around

    intricate
  28. Discerning
    adj. Mentally quick and observant
  29. Empirical
    adj. Based on experience
  30. Adruous
    adj. Hard

    • difficult
    • strenuous
  31. Foment
    v. Stir up

    instigate
  32. Anomalous
    adj. Abnormal

    irregular
  33. Appropriate
    v. Acquire
  34. Divest
    v. Strip

    deprive
  35. Abscond
    v. Depart secretly and hide
  36. Fawning
    adj. Trying to please by flattery or obsequiously
  37. Eclectic
    adj. Selective, composed of disparate parts
  38. Elicit
    v. Draw out by discussion
  39. Commensurate
    adj. Corresponding, ie. degree, extent, size or amount

    proportionate
  40. Diffidence
    n. Shyness
  41. Desiccate
    v. Dry up
  42. Analogous
    adj. comparable
  43. Extrapolation
    n. Projection

    conjecture
  44. Disparage
    v. Belittle
  45. Efficacy
    n. Power to produce desired result
  46. Chicanery
    n. Trickery

    deception
  47. Exculpate
    v. Clear from blame
  48. Banal
    adj. Hackneyed, lacking originality

    • trite
    • commonplace
  49. Elegy
    n. Poem/song expressing lamentation
  50. Coagulate
    v. thicken

    • clot
    • congeal
  51. Audacious
    adj. Daring

    bold
  52. Facetious
    adj. Joking (often inappropriately)

    • humorus
    • mocking
  53. Castigation
    n. Sever criticism

    punishment
  54. Fatuous
    adj. Foolish yet smug

    • brainless
    • inane
  55. Reticent
    adj. Reserved and uncommunicative
  56. Belie
    v. Give false impression

    contradict
  57. Erudite
    adj. Learned

    scholarly
  58. Dogmatic
    adj. Opinionated

    • doctrinal
    • arbitrary
  59. Beneficent
    adj. Doing good

    kindly
  60. Exigency
    n. Urgent situtaoin, requires immediate attention

    emergency
  61. Craven
    adj. cowardly
  62. Bombastic
    adj. Pompous
  63. Confound
    v. Confuse

    puzzle
  64. Disseminate
    v. Distribute

    • scatter
    • spread
  65. Dupe
    n. Someone who is easily fooled
  66. Diffuse
    n. Wandering away from the subject
  67. Fervor
    n. Intensity of feeling

    glowing ardor
  68. Distill
    v. Purify

    • concentrate
    • refine
  69. Flout
    v. Sow contempt for

    • show off
    • mock
    • reject
  70. Disparate
    adj. Basically different

    unrelated
  71. Abate
    v. Subside or moderate
  72. Distend
    v. Swell out

    extend
  73. Anachronism
    n. Someone or something misplaced in time
  74. Dissemble
    v. Disguise

    pretend
  75. Denigrate
    v. Negatively portray, blacken
  76. Aberrant
    adj. Abnormal or deviant
  77. Burnish
    v. Polish by rubbing
  78. Engender
    adj. Charming

    attractive
  79. Diatribe
    n. Bitter scolding

    invective
  80. Emulate
    v. Imitate with intent to surpase

    rival
  81. Ephemeral
    adj. Short-lived

    fleeting
  82. Felicitous
    adj. Suitably expressed, well chosen

    apt
  83. Effrontery
    n. Shameless Boldness

    • sheer nerve
    • presumptiousness
    • impudence
  84. Boorish
    adj. Rude

    insensitive
  85. Approbation
    n. Approval
  86. Daunt
    v. Intimidate

    frighten
  87. Enervate
    v. Weaken
  88. Contentious
    adj. Quarrelsome
  89. Discrete
    adj. Consisting of different parts

    • unconnected
    • seperate
  90. Abeyance
    n. Suspension in the action
  91. Compendium
    v. Breif comprehensive summary
  92. Eulogy
    n. Expression of praise
  93. Admonish
    v. Warn

    reprove
  94. Default
    n. Failure to act
  95. Dirge
    n. Lament with music
  96. Antipathy
    n. Aversion

    dislike
  97. Complaisant
    adj. Trying to please

    obliging
  98. Austere
    adj. Forbiddingly Stern, severly simple and unornamented
  99. Cogent
    adj. Convincing
  100. Condone
    v. Overlook

    forgive
  101. Desultory
    adj. Aimless; digressing at random

    haphazard
  102. Impassive
    adj. Without feeling

    • stoical
    • imperturbable
  103. Forestall
    v. Preimptively prevent
  104. Misanthrope
    n. Someone who hates humankind
  105. Intransigence
    n. Refusal of any compromise

    stubbornness
  106. Harangue
    n. Long, passionate speech
  107. Innocuous
    adj. Harmless
  108. Impervious
    adj. Impenetrable, cannot be damaged
  109. Insularity
    n. Narrow-mindedness

    isolation
  110. Iconoclastic
    adj. Attacking cherished traditions
  111. Obsequious
    adj. Slavishly attentive

    • servile
    • sycophantic
  112. Maverick
    n. Rebel

    nonconformist
  113. Immutable
    ajd. Unchangeable
  114. Laconic
    adj. Brief and to the point
  115. Levity
    n. Lack of seriousness or steadiness
  116. Malingerer
    n. Someone who feigns sick to escape duty
  117. Latent
    adj. Potential but undeveloped

    dormant
  118. Laud
    v. Praise
  119. Inert
    adj. Inactive
  120. Lassitude
    n. Weariness

    langor
  121. Garrulous
    adj. Wordy

    • talkative
    • loquacious
  122. Indigence
    n. Poverty
  123. Invective
    n. Violent denunciation or reprove, an insulting or abusive word or expression
  124. Grandilioquent
    adj. Bombastic

    pompous
  125. Obdurate
    adj. Stubborn
  126. Imperturbable
    adj. Calm

    placid
  127. Equivocate
    v. Lie

    mislead
  128. Insensible
    adj. Unconscious

    unresponsive
  129. Gregarious
    ajd. Sociable
  130. Neophyte
    n. Recent convert

    beginner
  131. Insipid
    adj. Lacking Flavor

    dull
  132. Guileless
    adj. Without deceit
  133. Intractable
    adj. Unruly

    • stubborn
    • unyielding
  134. Goad
    v. Urge on

    provoke
  135. Inundate
    v. Overwhelm

    • submerge
    • flood
  136. Hyperbole
    n. Exaggeration

    overstatement
  137. Inchoate
    adj. Recently begun

    • rudimentary
    • elementary
  138. Loquacious
    adj. Talkative

    • garrulous
    • verbose
  139. Inured
    adj. Accustomed

    hardened
  140. Incongruity
    n. Lack of harmony
  141. Mundane
    adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual

    everyday
  142. Mollify
    v. Soothe
  143. Implacable
    adj. Incapable of being pacified
  144. Indolent
    adj. Lazy
  145. Irascible
    adj. Irritable

    easily angered
  146. Mendacious
    adj. Habitually dishonest

    lying
  147. Obviate
    v. Make unnecessary; get rid of
  148. Magnanimity
    n. Generosity
  149. Pathological
    adj. Pertaining to disease
  150. Paucity
    n. Scarcity
  151. Torpor
    n. Lethargy

    • dormancy
    • sluggishness
  152. Penchant
    n. Strong inclination

    liking
  153. Penury
    n. Severe poverty

    stinginess
  154. Perennial
    n. Something long lasting
  155. Perfidious
    adj. Trecherous

    disloyal
  156. Perfunctory
    adj. Not thorough, lacking interest, care and enthusiasm

    superficial
  157. Pervasive
    adj. Spread throughout
  158. Phlegmatic
    adj. Not easily disturbed

    calm
  159. Placate
    v. Pacify

    conciliate
  160. Platitude
    n. Trite remark

    cliche
  161. Precarious
    adj. Risky

    uncertain
  162. Precipitate
    adj. Premature

    • sudden
    • hasty
    • rash
  163. Prevaricate
    v. Lie
  164. Probity
    n. Incorruptibility

    uprightness
  165. Prodigal
    adj. Reckless with money

    wasteful
  166. Propitiate
    v. Appease
  167. Propriety
    n. Correct Conduct

    fitness
  168. Proscribe
    v. Ostricize

    • outlaw
    • banish
  169. Qualified
    adj. Limited

    restricted
  170. Quiescent
    adj. At rest

    dormant
  171. Rarefied
    adj. (Gas) reduced in density
  172. Recalcitrant
    adj. Obstinately stubborn, determined to resist authority

    • unruly
    • intractable
  173. Reverent
    adj. Respectful

    worshipful
  174. Salubrious
    adj. Healthful
  175. Sanction
    v. Approve

    ratify
  176. Satiate
    v. Fully satisfy
  177. Solicitous
    adj. Worried

    concerned
  178. Specious
    adj. Seemingly reasonable but incorrect

    misleading
  179. Stigma
    n. Token of disgrace

    brand
  180. Stint
    v. To be thrifty

    limit
  181. Stipulate
    v. Make express conditions

    specify
  182. Stolid
    adj. Dull

    • impassive
    • stoical
  183. Strut
    n. Supporting bar
  184. Tacit
    adj. Understood; not put in words
  185. Tangential
    adj. Only slightly connected

    • digressing
    • peripheral
  186. Tenuous
    adj. Thin

    • slim
    • rare
  187. Tractable
    adj. Easily managed

    docile
  188. Tortuous
    adj. Full of curves

    winding
  189. Truculence
    n. Agressiveness

    ferocity
  190. Vacillate
    v. Waver

    fluctuate
  191. Vituperative
    adj. Abusive

    scolding
  192. Veracious
    adj. Truthful
  193. Ingenue
    n. Innocent, inexperienced young woman
  194. Mendicant
    n. Person with no belongings

    beggar
  195. Mendacity
    adj. Habitual dishonesty

    untrustworthyness
  196. Precipitous
    adj. Having vertical overhangs or cliffs

    steep
  197. Reticent
    adj. Habitually silent or uncommunicatie

    • reserved
    • taciturn
  198. Solicitous
    adj. Concerned

    • careful
    • empathetic
  199. Soporific
    n. Sleep inducing medicine/drug

    tranquilizer
  200. Rapacious
    adj. Taking by force or greed

    • voracious
    • predatory
  201. Elision
    n. Omission, assimilation or slurring of a vowel or syllable in pronunciation or speech
  202. Aphorism
    n. Short concise statement of a principle or general truth

    saying
  203. Astute
    adj. Having a clever mind

    • wily
    • cunning
    • crafty
    • shrewd
  204. Descry
    v. Catch sight of

    • discover
    • discern
  205. Pusillanimous
    adj. Timid or cowardly

    • irresolute
    • fainthearted
  206. Fresco
    n. Painting or design on a wall

    mural
  207. Philately
    n. Study and collecting of stamps
  208. Denizen
    n. Alen that has been granted citizenship, inhabitant

    • occupant
    • frequenter
  209. Trite
    • v. Wear our by constant use
    • adj. Lacking originality or novelty

    stale
  210. Detritus
    n. Fragments of rock produced by disintegration or abrasion

    • debris
    • sediment
  211. Iniquitos
    adj. Lacking virtue
  212. Lament
    • n. Outward expression of sorrow
    • v. To feel or express sorrow

    • greive
    • weep
  213. Impetuous
    adj. Moving with great force or voilence
  214. Ratiocinate
    v. To think

    • ponder
    • consider
  215. Annotiate
    v. Provide critical or explanatory notes
  216. Hackneyed
    adj. A trite by overuse
  217. Impecunious
    adj. Having no money

    • poor
    • pennyless
  218. Potentate
    n. Person having great power

    monarch
  219. Entomology
    n. Study of insects (branch of zoology)
  220. Petulant
    adj. Forward and immodest, impatient and irritable over petty annoyance

    • insolent
    • peevish
  221. Encomium
    n. Formal expression of praise, hymn to a victor

    • eulogy
    • tribute
  222. Apostate
    n. Person with no believe or has abandoned principles
  223. Didactic
    adj. Used or intended for teaching or instruction

    pedantic
  224. Nebulous
    adj. Indistinct or unclear

    hazy
  225. Shoal
    n. Shallow place in river, dangerous to navigate

    v. To become shallow or sail into shallow waters
  226. Recidivist
    n. Habitual offender, tends toward repition of antisocial behaviour
  227. Urbane
    ajd. Polite and curteous in a smooth and polished way

    • refined
    • suave
  228. Affable
    adj. Pleasn and easy to approach and talk to, gentle and kindly

    amiable
  229. Inanity
    n. Lack of sense or meaning, brainlessness

    • sillyness
    • emptyness
  230. Epigram
    n. Short poem/terse with witty or satirical point
  231. Supplicate
    v. Asks humbly and earnestly

    appeal
  232. Temerity
    n. Foolish or rash boldness

    • recklessness
    • foolhardyness
  233. Perspicacity
    n. Having perspective qualities such as keen judgement and understanding
  234. Skinflint
    n. Theif, naggardly persion

    miser
  235. Effusive
    adj. Pouring out or overflowing, expressing excessive emotion
  236. Lachrymous
    adj. Causing or inclined to shed tears
  237. Pragmatic
    adj. Concerned with actual practice, busy or active and often meddlesome
  238. Confiscatory
    adj. Concerning or effecting confiscation
  239. Perfunctory
    adj. Done without care or interest

    superficial
  240. Opprobrium
    n. Infamy

    vilification
  241. Ostentatious
    adj. Showy, trying to attract attention

    pretentious
  242. Paragon
    n. Model of perfection
  243. Veracious
    adj. Honest

    truthful
  244. Occlude
    v. Shut

    close
  245. Officious
    adj. Pushy in offering service

    meddlesome
  246. Onerous
    adj. Burdensome

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