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  1. Aberrant
    Abnormal; different from the accepted norm
  2. Abeyance
    State of suspension; temporary inaction
  3. Abstemious
    Characterized by a state of self-denial, particularly in the are of food or drink
  4. Acrid
    Bitter, harsh
  5. Acumen
    Keen; quickness of intellectual insight
  6. Admonition
    A gentle reproof
  7. Amalgamate
    To mix or blend together in a homogenous body
  8. Ameliorate
    To relieve, as from pain of hardship
  9. Ascetic
    Given to severe self-denial; practicing excessive abstinence
  10. Assiduous
    Persistent, unceasing
  11. Astute
    Keen; wise
  12. Audacious
    Fearless
  13. Austere
    Unadorned; severely simple
  14. Aver
    To avouch, justify, or prove
  15. Banal
    Trite; commonplace
  16. Blatant
    Offensively loud
  17. Bolster
    To support; to reinforce
  18. Bombastic
    Using inflated language, pompous
  19. Burgeon
    To grow forth; to send out buds
  20. Cacophony
    A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or tone
  21. Chicanery
    Use of trickery to deceive
  22. Coda
    Concluding section of a musical or literary piece, something that summarizes
  23. Cognizant
    Aware; taking notice
  24. Colloquial
    Pertaining to common speach
  25. Consternation
    Panic
  26. Contentious
    Quarrelsome
  27. Contrite
    Penitent
  28. Contumacious
    Rebellious
  29. Craven
    Cowardly
  30. Decorum
    Orderliness and good taste in manners
  31. Deleterious
    Hurtful, morally or physically
  32. Delineate
    To represent by sketch or diagram
  33. Deride
    To ridicule; to make fun of
  34. Derision
    Ridicule
  35. Desultory
    Aimless, haphazard
  36. Diatribe
    Bitter or malicious criticism
  37. Didactic
    Pertaining to teaching
  38. Dilatory
    Causing delay
  39. Disconcert
    To disturb the composure of
  40. Dissemble
    To disguise or pretend
  41. Dissolution
    Breaking up of a union of persons
  42. Divest
    To strip; to deprive
  43. Divulge
    To tell or make known, generally of something secret or private
  44. Dubious
    Doubtful
  45. Dupe
    Someone easily fooled
  46. Ebullient
    Showing great enthusiasm or exhilaration
  47. Efficacy
    Power to produce an intended effect
  48. Effrontery
    Shameless boldness; impudence
  49. Egress
    Exit
  50. Elegy
    A poem lamenting the dead
  51. Elicit
    To extract without violence; to learn through discussion
  52. Embellish
    To add attractive and ornamental features
  53. Emulate
    Imitate
  54. Engender
    To produce
  55. Enervate
    To weaken
  56. Ennui
    Boredom
  57. Ephemeral
    Short-lived; fleeting
  58. Equanimity
    Evenness of mind or temper
  59. Equivocal
    Ambiguous
  60. Eradicate
    To destroy completely
  61. Erudite
    Very learned
  62. Eschew
    To keep clear of
  63. Esoteric
    Hard to understand; known only by a few
  64. Exacerbate
    To make more sharp or severe; to make worse
  65. Exculpate
    To free from blame
  66. Exigency
    Urgent situation
  67. Expatiate
    To speak or write at some length
  68. Extirpate
    To root out; to eradicate
  69. Facetious
    Amusing
  70. Fallacious
    Illogical
  71. Fatuous
    Idiotic
  72. Fervor
    Ardor or intensity of feeling
  73. Fledging
    Inexperienced
  74. Foment
    To nurse to life; to encourage
  75. Forestall
    To prevent by taking action in advance
  76. Frugal
    Economical
  77. Fulminate
    To cause to explode
  78. Gainsay
    To contradict; to deny
  79. Garrulous
    Trivial talking
  80. Germane
    Relevant
  81. Goad
    To urge on
  82. Grandiloquent
    Pompous; bombastic
  83. Gregarious
    Sociable; outgoing
  84. Guileless
    Without deceit
  85. Gullible
    Easily deceived
  86. Halcyon
    Calm
  87. Harangue
    A tirade
  88. Harbinger
    One who foreruns and announces the coming of a person or thing
  89. Heresy
    Opinion or doctrine subversive of settled or accepted beliefs
  90. Homogeneous
    Of the same kind
  91. Hyperbole
    Exaggeration of overstatement
  92. Iconoclast
    An image-breaker
  93. Ignominious
    Shameful
  94. Impecunious
    Having no money; broke
  95. Impede
    To hinder; to block
  96. Imperious
    Insisting on obedience
  97. Imperturbable
    Calm
  98. Impervious
    Impenetrable
  99. Implicit
    Implied
  100. Importune
    To harass with persistent demands
  101. Impugn
    To assail with arguments or accusastions
  102. Inadvertently
    Unintentionally
  103. Inane
    Silly
  104. Inchoate
    Recently begun
  105. Indolence
    Laziness
  106. Ineffable
    Unutterable
  107. Inert
    Inactive; lacking power to move
  108. Inexorable
    Unrelenting
  109. Innocuous
    Harmless
  110. Insouciant
    Nonchalant
  111. Intrepid
    Fearless and bold
  112. Inure
    To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure
  113. Invidious
    Showing or feeling envy
  114. Irascible
    Easily angered
  115. Itinerant
    Wandering
  116. Laconic
    Brief and to the point
  117. Latent
    Dormant
  118. Laudable
    Praiseworthy
  119. Licentious
    Wanton
  120. Loquacious
    Talkative
  121. Lucid
    Easily understood; clear
  122. Magnanimity
    Generosity
  123. Malingerer
    One who feigns illness to escape duty
  124. Malleable
    Pliant
  125. Maverick
    Rebel; nonconformist
  126. Mendacious
    Untrue
  127. Metamorphosis
    Change of form
  128. Meticulous
    Overcautious
  129. Misanthrope
    One who hates mankind
  130. Mitigate
    To lessen in intensity; to appease
  131. Modicum
    A small amount
  132. Mollify
    To soothe
  133. Mordant
    Biting
  134. Morose
    Ill-humored; sullen
  135. Mundane
    Worldly
  136. Nefarious
    Extremely wicked
  137. Negate
    To cancel out; to nullify
  138. Neophyte
    Beginner
  139. Obdurate
    Stuborn
  140. Obfuscate
    To darken
  141. Obsequious
    Servile; ready to serve
  142. Obviate
    To make unnecessary
  143. Odious
    Hateful
  144. Officious
    Meddlesome
  145. Onus
    Burden
  146. Opprobrium
    Infamy; vilification
  147. Oscillate
    To waver
  148. Ostentation
    A display of vanity; showy
  149. Palpable
    Perceptible by feeling or touch
  150. Paragon
    Model of perfection
  151. Parsimonious
    Sparing in spending of money
  152. Partisan
    One-sided; committed to one party
  153. Pathos
    Having a quality that rouses emotion or sympathy
  154. Paucity
    Few
  155. Penchant
    Strong inclination
  156. Penurious
    Excessively sparing in the use of money; frugal
  157. Perennial
    Something long-lasting
  158. Perfidy
    Treachery
  159. Permeable
    Penetrable; porous
  160. Pernicious
    Tending to kill or hurt
  161. Pervasive
    Spread throughout
  162. Phlegmatic
    Not easily roused to feeling or emotion
  163. Pious
    Religious
  164. Placate
    To soothe; to bring from a hostile state to a calm one
  165. Platitude
    Trite or commonplace statement
  166. Plethora
    Excess; superabundance
  167. Porous
    Full of pores
  168. Portend
    Foretell
  169. Pragmatic
    Practical
  170. Precarious
    Perilous
  171. Precipitate
    Rash; premature
  172. Precocious
    Mature at a young age
  173. Prescience
    Knowledge of events before they happen
  174. Prevaricate
    To use ambiguous language for the purpose of deceiving
  175. Proclivity
    Natural inclination
  176. Prodigious
    Immense
  177. Profound
    Deep; not superficial
  178. Proliferate
    To grow rapidly
  179. Propensity
    Natural inclination
  180. Prudence
    Caution
  181. Pueril
    Childish
  182. Pugnacious
    Quarrelsome
  183. Pungent
    Stinging; sharp in taste or smell
  184. Pusillanimous
    Cowardly; fainthearted
  185. Qualm
    Misgivings; uneasy fears
  186. Quibble
    Minor objection or complaint
  187. Quiescence
    Being quiet or still; inactive
  188. Quixotic
    Idealistic; romantic to a ridiculous degree
  189. Recant
    To formally withdraw one's belief
  190. Recondite
    Incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding; profound
  191. Redress
    To set right by compensation or punishment
  192. Reprobate
    A sinful and depraved person
  193. Repudiate
    To refuse to have anything to do with
  194. Rescind
    To void by enacting authority
  195. Respite
    Interval of rest
  196. Reticent
    Reserved; inclined to silence
  197. Reverent
    Respectful
  198. Rhetoric
    The art of effective communication
  199. Rout
    To drive out; to stampede
  200. Ruminate
    To chew over again; to think over
  201. Sagacious
    Wise
  202. Salacious
    Having strong sexual desires
  203. Salubrious
    Healthful
  204. Sanction
    To approve
  205. Sanguine
    Cheerfully confident; optimistic
  206. Satiate
    To satisfy or fulfill the appetite or desire of
  207. Savor
    To satisfy fully
  208. Secrete
    To hide away
  209. Sedulous
    Persevering in effort or endeavor
  210. Seethe
    To be disturbed
  211. Seminal
    Influencing future developments
  212. Shard
    Fragment
  213. Shirk
    To avoid
  214. Shoddy
    Not genuine; inferior
  215. Sinuous
    Curving in and out
  216. Skeptic
    Doubter
  217. Skittish
    Lively; frisky
  218. Slander
    Defamation
  219. Sloth
    Slow-moving
  220. Solicitous
    Worried; concerned
  221. Sonorous
    Resonant
  222. Soporific
    Causing sleep
  223. Specious
    Seemingly reasonable but incorrect
  224. Spendthrift
    Someone who wastes money
  225. Spurious
    Not genuine
  226. Stentorian
    Extremely loud
  227. Stigma
    A token of disgrace
  228. Stint
    To be thrifty
  229. Stipulate
    To make express conditions
  230. Stolid
    Dull; impassive
  231. Striated
    Marked with parallel bands
  232. Strut
    A pompous walk
  233. Subterfuge
    Evasion
  234. Supercilious
    Careless contempt
  235. Superfluous
    More than what is needed
  236. Supersede
    To cause to be set back
  237. Supine
    Lying on the back
  238. Tacit
    Understood
  239. Taciturn
    Stern; silent
  240. Tangential
    Digressing
  241. Tantamount
    Equivalent in effect or value
  242. Tawdry
    Cheap
  243. Temerity
    A foolish disregard of danger
  244. Tempestuous
    Stormy; impassioned
  245. Tenacious
    Holding fast
  246. Tenuous
    Thin; slim
  247. Tepid
    Lukewarm
  248. Thrall
    Slave; bondage
  249. Thwart
    To frustrate
  250. Titillate
    To tickle
  251. Torpid
    Dull sluggish; inactive
  252. Tortuous
    Abounding in irregular bends or turns
  253. Tractable
    Docile
  254. Transgression
    Violation; sin
  255. Transmute
    To change
  256. Transparent
    Easily depicted
  257. Transpire
    To happen, to be revealed
  258. Trepidation
    Nervous feeling; fear
  259. Truculence
    Ferocity
  260. Tutelage
    The act of training or being under instruction
  261. Tyro
    Beginner
  262. Ubiquitous
    Being present everywhere
  263. Umbrage
    Sense of injury
  264. Unassuaged
    Unsatisfied; not soothed
  265. Uncouth
    Clumsy; dumb
  266. Undermine
    To weaken; to sap
  267. Unerringly
    Infallibility
  268. Ungainly
    Awkward; clumsy
  269. Unison
    Complete accord
  270. Unruly
    Disobedient
  271. Untenable
    Indefensible
  272. Upbraid
    To reproach as deserving blame
  273. Vacillate
    To waver; to fluctuate
  274. Vagabond
    Wanderer
  275. Vainglory
    Excessive; pretentious
  276. Valorous
    Courageous
  277. Vantage
    Position giving advantage
  278. Vapid
    Having lost quality and flavor; dull; lifeless
  279. Variegated
    Many colored
  280. Vahement
    Forceful
  281. Venerate
    To look upon with deep respect
  282. Veracious
    Truthful
  283. Verbiage
    Use of many words
  284. Verbose
    Wordy
  285. Vicissitude
    Change of condition or circumstances, generally of fortune
  286. Viscous
    Sticky; gluey
  287. Vituperate
    Overwhelm with wordy abuse
  288. Vociferous
    Making a loud outcry
  289. Volatile
    Changeable
  290. Warranted
    Justified
  291. Wary
    Very cautious
  292. Welter
    Turmoil
  293. Whimsical
    Fanciful
  294. Whorl
    Ring
  295. Winsome
    Attractive
  296. Wreak
    Inflict
  297. Writhe
    Twist in coils
  298. Yore
    Time past
  299. Zealot
    Fanatic
  300. Zeitgeist
    Intellectual and moral tendencies of any age

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