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  1. Aberrant:
    Markedly different from an accepted norm.
  2. Aberration:
    Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
  3. Abet:
    To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
  4. Abjure:
    To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
  5. Ablution:
    A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
  6. Abrogate:
    To abolish, repeal.
  7. Abscond:
    To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
  8. Abstemious:
    Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
  9. Abstruse:
    Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
  10. Abut:
    To touch at the end or boundary line.
  11. Accede:
    To agree.
  12. Acquiesce:
    To comply; submit.
  13. Acrid:
    Harshly pungent or bitter.
  14. Acumen:
    Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
  15. Adage:
    An old saying.
  16. Adamant:
    Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
  17. Admonition:
    Gentle reproof.
  18. Adumbrate:
    To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
  19. affable
    easy to approach
  20. aggrandize
    to cause to appear greatly
  21. aggravate
    to make heavier, worse, or more burdensome
  22. agile
    able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally
  23. agog
    in eager desire
  24. alacrity
    cheerful willingness
  25. alcove
    a covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room
  26. alleviate
    to make less burdensome or less hard to bear
  27. aloof
    not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others
  28. amalgamate
    to mix or blend together in a homogeneous body
  29. ambidextrous
    having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease
  30. ambiquous
    having a double meaning
  31. ameliorate
    to relieve, as from pain or hardship
  32. anathema
    anything forbidden, as by social usage
  33. animadversion
    the utterance of criticism or censure
  34. animosity
    hatred
  35. antediluvian
    of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah
  36. antidote
    anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like
  37. aplomb
    confidence, coolness
  38. apocryphal
    of doubtful authority or authenticity
  39. apogee
    the climax
  40. apostate
    false
  41. apotheosis
    delificaiton
  42. apparition
    ghost
  43. appease
    to soothe by quieting anger or indignation
  44. apposiste
    appropriate
  45. apprise
    to give notice to; to inform
  46. approbation
    sanction
  47. arboreal
    of or pertaining to a tree or trees
  48. ardor
    intensity of passionn or affection
  49. argot
    a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group
  50. arrant
    notoriously bad
  51. ascetic
    given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion
  52. ascribe
    to assign as a quality or attribute
  53. asperity
    harshness or roughness of temper
  54. assiduous
    unceasing persistent
  55. assuage
    to cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease
  56. astringent
    harsh in disposition or character
  57. astute
    keen in discernment
  58. atonement
    amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury
  59. audacious
    fearless
  60. augury
    omen
  61. auspicious
    favorable omen
  62. austere
    severely simple; unadorned
  63. autocrat
    any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence
  64. auxiliary
    one who or that which aids or helps, expecially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory
  65. avarice
    passion for getting and keeping riches
  66. aver
    to avouch, justify or prove
  67. aversion
    a mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing
  68. avow
    to declare openly
  69. baleful
    malignant
  70. banal
    commonplace
  71. bask
    to make warm by genial heat
  72. beatify
    to make suprememly happy
  73. bedaub
    to smear over, as with something oily or sticky
  74. bellicose
    warlike
  75. belligerent
    manifesting a warlike spirit
  76. benefactor
    a doer of kindly and chartitable acts
  77. benevolence
    any act of kindness or well-doing
  78. benign
    good and kind of heart
  79. berate
    to scold severely
  80. bewilder
    to confuse the perceptions or judgment of
  81. blandishment
    flattery intended to persuade
  82. blatant
    noisily or offensively loud or clamorous
  83. blithe
    joyous
  84. boisterous
    unchecked merriment or animal spirits
  85. bolster
    to support, as something wrong
  86. bombast
    inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects
  87. boorish
    rude
  88. breach
    the violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation
  89. brittle
    fragile
  90. broach
    to mention, for the first time
  91. bumptious
    full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit
  92. buoyant
    having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat
  93. burnish
    to make brilliant or shining
  94. cabal
    a number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose
  95. cacophony
    a disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones
  96. cajole
    to impose on or dupe by flattering speech
  97. callow
    without experience of the world
  98. calumny
    slander
  99. candid
    straightforward
  100. cant
    to talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity
  101. capacious
    roomy
  102. capitulate
    to surrender or stipulate terms
  103. captious
    hypercritical
  104. castigate
    to punish
  105. catarac
    opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness
  106. caustic
    sarcastic and severe
  107. censure
    to criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval
  108. centurion
    a captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army
  109. chagrin
    keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors
  110. chary
    careful; wary; cautious
  111. chincanery
    the use of trickery to deceive
  112. circumlocution
    indirect or roundabout expression
  113. coddle
    to treat as a baby or an invalid
  114. coerce
    to force
  115. coeval
    existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary
  116. cogent
    appealing strongly to the reason or conscience
  117. cogitate
    consider carefully and deeply; ponder
  118. cognizant
    taking notice
  119. colloquial
    pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary
  120. collusion
    a secret agreement for a wrongful purpose
  121. comestible
    fit to be eaten
  122. commemorate
    to serve as a remembrance of
  123. complaisance
    politeness
  124. complement
    to make complete
  125. comport
    to conduct or behave (oneself)
  126. compunction
    remorseful feeling
  127. conceit
    self-flattering opinion
  128. conciliatory
    tending to reconcile
  129. concord
    harmony
  130. concur
    to agree
  131. condense
    to abridge
  132. conflagration
    a great fire, as of many buildings, a foresst, or the like
  133. confluence
    the place where streams meet
  134. congeal
    to coagulate
  135. conjoin
    to unite
  136. connoisseur
    a critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art
  137. console
    to comfort
  138. conspicuous
    clearly visible
  139. consternation
    panic
  140. constrict
    to bind
  141. consummate
    to bring to completion
  142. contiguous
    touching or joining at the edge or boundary
  143. contrite
    broken in spirit because of a sense of sin
  144. contumacious
    rebellious
  145. copious
    plenteous
  146. cornucopia
    the horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity
  147. corporeal
    of a material nature; physical
  148. correlate
    to put in some relation of connection or correspondence
  149. corroboration
    confirmation
  150. counterfeit
    made to resemble something else
  151. countervail
    to offset
  152. covert
    concealed, especially for an evil purpose
  153. cower
    to crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame
  154. crass
    coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to think or fine
  155. credulous
    easily deceived
  156. cupidity
    avarice
  157. cursory
    rapid and superficial
  158. curtail
    to cut off or cut short
  159. cynosure
    that to which general interest or attention is directed
  160. dearth
    scarcity, as of something customary, essential, or desirable
  161. defer
    to delay or put off to some other time
  162. deign
    to deem worthy of notice or account
  163. deleterious
    hurtful, morally or physically
  164. delineate
    to represent by sketch or diagram
  165. deluge
    to overwhelm with a flood of water
  166. demagogue
    an unprincipled politician
  167. denizen
    inhabitant
  168. denouement
    that part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up
  169. deplete
    to reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste
  170. deposition
    testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court
  171. deprave
    to render bad, especially morally bad
  172. deprecate
    to express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite
  173. deride
    to ridicule
  174. derision
    redicule
  175. derivative
    coming or acquired from some origin
  176. descry
    to discern
  177. desiccant
    any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds
  178. desuetude
    a state of disuse or inactivity
  179. desultory
    not connected with what precedes
  180. deter
    to frighten away
  181. dexterity
    readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work
  182. diaphanous
    transparent
  183. diatribe
    a bitter or malicious criticism
  184. didactic
    pertaining to teach
  185. diffidence
    self-distrust
  186. diffident
    affected or possessed with self-distrust
  187. dilate
    to enlarge in all directions
  188. dilatory
    tending to cause delay
  189. disallow
    to withhold permission or sanction
  190. discomfit
    to put to confusion
  191. disconcert
    to disturb the composure of
  192. disconsolate
    hepelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless
  193. discountenance
    to look upon with disfavor
  194. discredit
    to injure the reputation of
  195. discreet
    judicious
  196. disheveled
    disordered; disorderly; untidy
  197. dissemble
    to hide by pretending something different
  198. disseminate
    to sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown
  199. dissent
    disagreement
  200. dissolution
    a breaking up of a union of persons
  201. distraught
    bewildered
  202. divulge
    to tell or make known, as something previously private or secret
  203. dogmatic
    making statements without argument or evidence
  204. dormant
    being in a state of or resembling sleep
  205. dubious
    doubtful
  206. duplicity
    double-dealing
  207. earthenware
    anthing made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun
  208. ebullient
    showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling
  209. edacious
    given to eating
  210. edible
    suitable to be eaten
  211. educe
    to draw out
  212. effete
    exhausted, as having performed its functions
  213. efficacy
    the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it
  214. effrontery
    unblushing impudence
  215. effulgence
    splendor
  216. egregious
    extreme
  217. egress
    any place of exit
  218. elgy
    a lyric poem lamenting the dead
  219. elicit
    to educe or extract gradually or without violence
  220. elucidate
    to bring out more clearly the facts concerning
  221. emaciate
    to waste away in flesh
  222. embellish
    to make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features
  223. embezzle
    to misappropriate secretly
  224. emblazon
    to set forth publicly or in glowing terms
  225. encomium
    a formal or discriminating expression of praise
  226. encumbrance
    a burdensome and troublesome load
  227. endemic
    peculiar to some specified country or people
  228. enervate
    to render ineffective or inoperative
  229. engender
    to produce
  230. engrave
    to cut or carve in or upon some surface
  231. enigma
    a riddle
  232. enmity
    hatred
  233. entangle
    to involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications
  234. entreat
    to ask for or request earnestly
  235. Epicurean
    indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite
  236. epithet
    word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attibute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas"
  237. epitome
    a simplified representation
  238. equable
    equal and uniform; also, serene
  239. equanimity
    evenness of mind or temper
  240. equanimity
    calmness; composure
  241. equilibrium
    a state of balance
  242. equivocal
    ambiguous
  243. equivocate
    to use words of double meaning
  244. eradicate
    to destroy thoroughly
  245. errant
    roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds
  246. erratic
    irregular
  247. erroneous
    incorrect
  248. erudite
    very-learned
  249. eschew
    to keep clear of
  250. espy
    to keep close watch
  251. eulogy
    a spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character
  252. euphonious
    characterized by agreeableness of sound
  253. evanescent
    fleeting
  254. evince
    to make manifest or evident
  255. evoke
    to call or summon forth
  256. exacerbate
    to make more sharp, severe, or virulent
  257. exculpate
    to relieve of blame
  258. exhaustive
    thorough and complete in execution
  259. exigency
    a critical period or condition
  260. exigency
    state of requiring immediate action; also, an urgent situation; also, that which is required in a
  261. exorbitant
    to speak or write at some length
  262. expedient
    contributing to personal advantage
  263. expiate
    to make satisfaction or amends for
  264. explicate
    to clear from involvement
  265. expostulate
    to discuss
  266. expropriate
    to deprive of possession; also, to transfer (another's property) to oneself
  267. extant
    still existing and known
  268. extempore
    without stusdied or special preparation
  269. extenuate
    to diminish the gravity or importance of
  270. extinct
    being no longer in existence
  271. extinguish
    to render extinct
  272. extirpate
    to root out; to eradicate
  273. extol
    to praise in the highest terms
  274. extort
    to obtain by biolence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity
  275. extraneous
    having no essential relation to a subject
  276. exuberance
    rich supply
  277. facetious
    amusing
  278. facile
    not difficult to do
  279. factious
    turbulent
  280. fallacious
    illogical
  281. fatuous
    idiotic
  282. fawn
    a young deer
  283. feint
    any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement
  284. felon
    a criminal or depraved person
  285. ferocity
    savageness
  286. fervid
    inense
  287. fervor
    ardor or intensity of feeling
  288. fidelity
    loyalty
  289. finesse
    subtle contrivance used to gain a point
  290. flamboyant
    characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste
  291. flippant
    having a light, pert, trifling disposition
  292. florid
    flushed with red
  293. flout
    to treat with contempt
  294. foible
    a personal weakness or failing
  295. forment
    to nurse to life or activity; to encourage
  296. foppish
    characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners
  297. forbearance
    patient endurance or toleration of offenses
  298. forfeit
    to lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation
  299. forgery
    counterfeiting
  300. forswear
    to renounce upon oath
  301. fragile
    easily broken
  302. frantic
    frenzied
  303. frugal
    economical
  304. fugacious
    fleeting
  305. fulminate
    to cause to explode
  306. fulsome
    offensive from excess of praise or commendation
  307. gainsay
    to contradict; to deny
  308. gamut
    the whole ranage or sequence
  309. garrulous
    given to constant trivial talking
  310. germane
    relevant
  311. gesticulate
    to make gestures or motions, as in speaking,m or in place of speech
  312. glimmer
    a faint, wavering, unsteady light
  313. gossamer
    flimsy
  314. gourmand
    a connoisseur in the delicacies of the table
  315. grandiloquent
    speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style
  316. gregarious
    sociable, outgoing
  317. grievous
    creating affliction
  318. guile
    duplicity
  319. gullible
    credulous
  320. halcyon
    calm
  321. harangue
    a triade
  322. harbinger
    one who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing
  323. head
    adv. precipitately, as in diving
  324. heinous
    odiously sinful
  325. heresy
    an opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles
  326. heterogeneous
    consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds
  327. hirsute
    having a hairy covering
  328. hoodwink
    to deceive
  329. hospitable
    disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness
  330. hypocrisy
    extreme insincerety
  331. iconoclast
    an image-breaker
  332. idiosyncrasy
    a mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual
  333. ignoble
    low in character or purpose
  334. ignominious
    shameful
  335. illicit
    unlawful
  336. imbroglio
    a misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife
  337. imbue
    to dye; to instill profoundly
  338. immsvulsyr
    without spot or blemish
  339. imminent
    dangerous and close at hand
  340. immutable
    unchangeable
  341. impair
    to cause to bwecome less or worse
  342. impassive
    unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling
  343. impecunious
    having no money
  344. impede
    to be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of
  345. imperative
    obligatory
  346. imperious
    insisting on obedience
  347. imperturbable
    calm
  348. impervious
    impenetrable
  349. impetuous
    impulsive
  350. impiety
    irreverence toward God
  351. implacable
    incapable of being pacified
  352. implicate
    to show or prove to be involved in or concerned
  353. implicit
    implied
  354. importunate
    urgent in character, request, or demand
  355. importune
    to harass with persistent demands or entreaties
  356. impromptu
    anything done or said on the impulse of the moment
  357. improvident
    lacking foresight or thrift
  358. impugn
    to assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations
  359. impute
    to attribute
  360. inadvertent
    accidental
  361. inane
    silly
  362. incessant
    unceasing
  363. inchoate
    inccipient
  364. incipient
    initial
  365. incite
    to rouse to a particular action
  366. incongruous
    unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion
  367. inculcate
    to teach by frequent repetitions
  368. indelible
    that can nnot be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed
  369. indigence
    poverty
  370. indigenous
    native
  371. indistinct
    vague
  372. indolence
    laziness
  373. indolent
    habitually inactive or idle
  374. indomitable
    unconquerable
  375. indulgent
    yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care
  376. ineffable
    unutterable
  377. ineluctable
    impossible to avoid
  378. inept
    not fit or suitable
  379. inexorable
    unrelenting
  380. infuse
    to instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities
  381. inimical
    adverse
  382. innocuous
    harmless
  383. inscrutable
    impenetrably mysterious or profound
  384. insensible
    imperceptible
  385. insinuate
    to imply
  386. insipid
    tasteless
  387. insouciant
    nonchalant
  388. insurrection
    the state of being in active resistance to authority
  389. interdict
    authoritative act of prohibition
  390. interim
    time between acts or periods
  391. intransigent
    not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
  392. intrepid
    fearless and bold
  393. introspection
    the act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings
  394. inundate
    to fill with an overflowing abundance
  395. inure
    to harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure
  396. invalid
    one who is disabled by illness or injury
  397. invective
    an utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach
  398. inveigh
    to utter vehement censure or invective
  399. inveterate
    habitual
  400. invidious
    showing or feeling envy
  401. invincible
    not to be conquered, subdues, or overcome
  402. iota
    a small or insignificant mark or part
  403. irascible
    prone to anger
  404. irate
    moved to anger
  405. ire
    wrath
  406. irksome
    wearisome
  407. itinerant
    wandering
  408. itinerate
    to wander from place to place
  409. jocular
    inclined to joke
  410. jovial
    merry
  411. judicious
    prudent
  412. junta
    a council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government
  413. lachrymose
    given to shedding tears
  414. lackadaisical
    listless
  415. lanquid
    relaxed
  416. lascivious
    lustful
  417. lassitude
    lack of vitality or energy
  418. latent
    dormant
  419. laudable
    praiseworthy
  420. laudatory
    pertaining to , expressing, or containing praise
  421. legacy
    a bequest
  422. levee
    an embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow
  423. levity
    frivolity
  424. lexicon
    frivolity
  425. lexicon
    a dictionary
  426. libel
    defamation
  427. licentious
    wanton
  428. lien
    a legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge
  429. listless
    inattentive
  430. lithe
    supple
  431. loquacious
    talkative
  432. lugubrious
    indicating sorrow, often ridiculously
  433. luminary
    one of the heavenly bodies as a source of light
  434. lustrous
    shining
  435. malaise
    a condition or uneasiness or ill-being
  436. malcontent
    one who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs
  437. malevolence
    ill will
  438. malign
    to speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severly
  439. malleable
    pliant
  440. massacre
    the unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings
  441. maudlin
    foolishly and tearfully affectionate
  442. mawkish
    sickening or insipid
  443. mellifluous
    sweetly or smoothly flowing
  444. mendacious
    untrue
  445. mendicant
    a beggar
  446. meretricious
    alluring by false or gaudy show
  447. mesmerize
    to hypnotize
  448. meticulous
    over-cautious
  449. mettle
    courage
  450. mettlesome
    having courage or spirit
  451. microcosm
    the world or universe on a small scale
  452. mien
    the external appearance or manner of a person
  453. mischievous
    fond of tricks
  454. miscreant
    a villian
  455. miser
    a person given to saving and hoarding unduly
  456. misnomer
    a name wrongly or mistakenly applied
  457. moderation
    temperance
  458. modicum
    a small or token amount
  459. mollify
    to soothe
  460. molt
    to cast off, as hair, feathers, etc
  461. monomania
    the unreasonable pursuit of one idea
  462. morbid
    caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind
  463. mordant
    biting
  464. moribund
    on the point of dying
  465. morose
    gloomy
  466. multifarious
    having great diversity or variety
  467. mundane
    worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial
  468. munificent
    extraordinarily generous
  469. myriad
    a vast indefinite number
  470. nadir
    the lowest point
  471. nefarious
    wicked in the extreme
  472. negligent
    apt to omit what ought to be done
  473. neophyte
    having the character of a beginner
  474. noisome
    very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell
  475. nostrum
    any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character
  476. noxious
    hurtful
  477. nugatory
    having no power or force
  478. obdurate
    impassive to feelings of humanity or pity
  479. obfuscate
    to darken; to obscure
  480. oblique
    slanting; said of lines
  481. obsequious
    showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another
  482. obstreperous
    boisterous
  483. obtrude
    to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence
  484. obtrusive
    tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence
  485. obviate
    to clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty
  486. odious
    hateful
  487. odium
    a feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust
  488. officious
    intermeddling with what is not one's concern
  489. ominous
    portentous
  490. onerous
    burdensome or oppressive
  491. onus
    a burden or responsibility
  492. opprobrium
    the state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil
  493. ossify
    to convert into bone
  494. ostentation
    a display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery
  495. ostracism
    exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics
  496. ostracize
    to exclude from public or private favor
  497. palate
    the roof of the mouth
  498. palatial
    magnificent
  499. palliate
    to cause to appear less quilty
  500. palpable
    perceptible by feeling or touch
  501. panacea
    a remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases
  502. panegyric
    a formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act
  503. panoply
    a full set of armor
  504. paragon
    a model of excellence
  505. Pariah
    a member of a degraded class, a social outcast
  506. paroxysm
    a sudden outburst of any kind of activity
  507. parsimonious
    unduly sparing in the use of expenditure of money
  508. partisan
    characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party
  509. pathos
    the quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy
  510. paucity
    fewness
  511. peccadillo
    a small breach of propriety or principle
  512. pedestrian
    one who journeys on foot
  513. pellucid
    translucent
  514. penchant
    a bias in favor of something
  515. penurious
    excessively sparing in the use of money
  516. penury
    indigence
  517. peregrination
    a wandering
  518. peremptory
    precluding question or appeal
  519. perfidy
    treachery
  520. perfunctory
    half-hearted
  521. peripatetic
    walking about
  522. perjury
    a solemn assertion of a falsity
  523. permeante
    to pervade
  524. pernicious
    tending to kill or hunt
  525. persiflage
    banter
  526. perspicacity
    acuteness or discernment
  527. pertubation
    mental excitement or confusion
  528. petrify
    to convert into a substance of stony hardness and character
  529. petulant
    displaying impatience
  530. phlegmatic
    not easily roused to feeling or action
  531. physiognomy
    the external appearance merely
  532. pious
    religious
  533. pique
    to excite a slight degree of anger in
  534. placate
    to bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness
  535. platitude
    a written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace
  536. plea
    an argument to obtain some desired action
  537. plenary
    entire
  538. plethora
    excess; superabundance
  539. plumb
    a weight suspended by a line to test the verticality or something
  540. plummet
    a piecwe of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical
  541. poignant
    severely painful or acute to the spirit
  542. polyglot
    speaking several tongues
  543. ponderous
    unusually weighty or forcible
  544. portend
    to indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs
  545. portent
    anything that indicates what is to happen
  546. precarious
    perilous
  547. preclude
    to prevent
  548. precacious
    having the mental faculties prematurely developed
  549. predominate
    to be chief in importance, quantity, or degree
  550. premature
    coming too soon
  551. presage
    to foretell
  552. prescience
    knowledge of events before they take place
  553. presumption
    that which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved
  554. preternatural
    extraordinary
  555. prevalent
    of wide extent or frequent occurrence
  556. prevaricate
    to use ambiguous or evasive language for the purposeof deceiving or diverting attention
  557. prime
    stiffly proper
  558. pristine
    primitive
  559. probity
    virtue or integrity tested and confirmed
  560. proclivity
    a natural inclination
  561. procrastination
    delay
  562. prodigal
    one wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property
  563. prodigious
    immense
  564. profligacy
    shameless viciousness
  565. profligate
    recklessly wasteful
  566. profuse
    produced or displayed in overabundance
  567. prolix
    verbose
  568. propinquity
    nearness
  569. propitious
    kindly disposed
  570. prosaic
    unimaginative
  571. proscribe
    to reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation
  572. protuberant
    bulging
  573. provident
    anticipating and making ready for the future wants or emergencies
  574. prudence
    caution
  575. puerile
    childish
  576. pugnacious
    quarrelsome
  577. punctilious
    strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom
  578. pungency
    the quality of affecting the sense of smell
  579. pusillanimous
    iwthout spirit or bravery
  580. pyre
    a heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body
  581. qualm
    a fit of nausea
  582. quandary
    a puzzling predicament
  583. quibble
    an utterly trivial distinction or objection
  584. quiescence
    being quient, still, or at rest; inactive
  585. quiescent
    being in a state of repose or inaction
  586. Quixotic
    chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree
  587. quotidian
    of an everyday character; ordinary
  588. raconteur
    a person skilled in telling stories
  589. ramify
    to divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions
  590. rapacious
    sieze by force, avaricious
  591. raucous
    harsh
  592. reactionary
    pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction
  593. rebuff
    a peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches
  594. recalcitrant
    marked by stubborn resistance
  595. recant
    to withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained)
  596. reciprocity
    equal mutual reights and benefits granted and enjoyed
  597. recluse
    one who lives in retirement or seclusion
  598. recondite
    incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding
  599. recrudescent
    becoming raw or sore again
  600. recuperate
    to recover
  601. redoubtable
    formidable
  602. redress
    to set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrongdoer
  603. refractory
    not amenable to control
  604. regale
    to give unusual pleasure
  605. regicide
    the killing of a king or soverign
  606. reiterate
    to say or do again and again
  607. relapse
    to suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery
  608. remonstrate
    to present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong
  609. renovate
    to restore after deteriorating, as a building
  610. repast
    a meal; figuratively, any refreshment
  611. repel
    to force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally
  612. repine
    to indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding
  613. probate
    one abandoned to depravity and sin
  614. repudiate
    to refuse to have anything to do with
  615. repulsive
    grossly offensive
  616. requisite
    necessary
  617. requite
    to repasy either good or evil to, as to a person
  618. recind
    to make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority
  619. resilience
    the power of springing back to a former position
  620. resonance
    able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibration
  621. respite
    interval of rest
  622. restive
    resisting control
  623. retinue
    the group of people who accompany an important person during travels
  624. revere
    to regard with worshipful veneration
  625. reverent
    humble
  626. ribald
    indulging in or manifesting coarse indencency or obscenity
  627. resible
    capable of exciting laughter
  628. rotund
    round from fullness or plumpness
  629. ruffian
    a lawless or recklessly brutal fellow
  630. ruminate
    to chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated
  631. sagacious
    able to discern and distinquish with wise perception
  632. salacious
    having strong sexual desires
  633. salient
    standing out prominently
  634. salubrious
    healthful; promoting health
  635. salutary
    beneficial
  636. sanction
    to approve authoritatively
  637. sanguine
    cheerfully confident; optimistic
  638. sardonic
    scornfully or bitterly sarcastic
  639. satiate
    to satisfy fully the appetite or desire of
  640. satyr
    a very lascivious person
  641. savor
    to perceive by tasste or smell
  642. scabbard
    the sheath or a sword or similar bladed weapon
  643. scintilla
    the faintest ray
  644. scribble
    hasty, careless writing
  645. sedulous
    persevering in effort or endeavor
  646. sequence
    the order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time
  647. severance
    separation
  648. shrewd
    characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances
  649. sinecure
    any position having emoluments with few or no duties
  650. sinuous
    curving in and out
  651. skiff
    usually, a small light boat propelled by oars
  652. sluggard
    a person habitually lazy or idle
  653. solace
    comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity
  654. solvent
    having sufficient funds to pay all debts
  655. somniferous
    tending to produce sleep
  656. somnolent
    sleepy
  657. sonorous
    resonant
  658. sophistry
    reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive
  659. soporific
    causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep
  660. sordid
    filthy, morally degraded
  661. specious
    plausible
  662. spurious
    not genuine
  663. squalid
    having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance
  664. staunch
    to stop the flowing of; to check
  665. stigma
    a mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person oas the result of evil-doing
  666. stingy
    cheap, unwilling to spend money
  667. stolid
    expressing no power of feeling or perceiving
  668. submerge
    to place or plunge under water
  669. subterfuge
    evasion
  670. succinct
    concise
  671. sumptuous
    rich and costly
  672. supercilious
    exhibiting haughty and careless contempt
  673. superfluous
    being more than is needed
  674. supernumerary
    superfluous
  675. supersede
    to displace
  676. supine
    lying on the back
  677. suppress
    to prevent from being disclosed or punished
  678. surcharge
    an additional amount charged
  679. surfeit
    to feed to fullness or to satienty
  680. susceptibility
    a specific capability of feeling or emotion
  681. sybarite
    a luxurious person
  682. sycophant
    a servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence
  683. synopsis
    a syllabus or summary
  684. taciturn
    disinclined to conversation
  685. taunt
    stretched tight
  686. temerity
    foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness
  687. terse
    pithy
  688. timorous
    lakcing courage
  689. torpid
    dull; sluggish; inactive
  690. torrid
    excessively hot
  691. tortuous
    abounding in irregular bends or turns
  692. tractable
    easily led or controlled
  693. transgress
    to break a law
  694. transient
    one who or that which is only of temporary existence
  695. transitory
    existing for a short time only
  696. travail
    hard or agonizing labor
  697. travesty
    a grotesque imitation
  698. trenchant
    cutting deeply and quickly
  699. trepidation
    nervous uncertainty of feeling
  700. trite
    made commonplace by frequent repetition
  701. truculence
    ferocity
  702. truculent
    having the character or the spirit of a savage
  703. turbid
    in a state of turmoil; muddled
  704. turgid
    swollen
  705. turpitude
    depravity
  706. tutelage
    the act of training or the state of being under instruction
  707. tyro
    one slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession
  708. ubiquitous
    being present everywhere
  709. ulterior
    not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of
  710. umbrage
    a sense of injury
  711. unctuous
    oily
  712. undermine
    to subvert in an underhand way
  713. undulate
    tro move like a wave or in waves
  714. untoward
    causing annoyance or hindrance
  715. upbraid
    to reproach as deserving blame
  716. vagary
    a sudden desire or action
  717. vainglory
    excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity
  718. valorous
    courageous
  719. vapid
    having lost sparkling quality and flavor
  720. variegated
    having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied
  721. vehement
    very eqger or urgent
  722. venal
    mercenary, corrupt
  723. veneer
    outside show or elegance
  724. venial
    that may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin
  725. veracious
    habitually disposed to speak the truth
  726. veracity
    truthfulness
  727. verbiage
    use of many words without necessity
  728. verbose
    wordy
  729. verdant
    green with vegetation
  730. veritable
    real; true; genuine
  731. vestige
    a visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone
  732. vicissitude
    a change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances as of fortune
  733. vigilance
    alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger
  734. vigilant
    being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety
  735. virago
    loud talkative woemn, strong statured women
  736. virtu
    rare, curious, beautiful quality
  737. visage
    the face, countenance, or look of a person
  738. vitiate
    to contaminate
  739. vituperate
    to overwhelm with wordy abuse
  740. vivify
    to endue with life
  741. vociferous
    making a loud outcry
  742. volatile
    changeable
  743. voluble
    having great fluency in speaking
  744. wean
    to transfer (the young) from dependency on monther's milk to another form of nourishment
  745. whimsical
    capricious
  746. winsome
    attractive
  747. Zeitgeist
    the intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch

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