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  1. regard
    • noun
    • (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; it differs in that respect; his attentiveness to her wishes; he spends without heed to the consequences; give him my kind regards; my best
  2. dignity
    • noun
    • the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; it was beneath his dignity to cheat; showed his true dignity when under pressure;
  3. enmity
    • noun
    • a state of deep-seated ill-will
    • the feeling of a hostile person; he could no longer contain his hostility;
  4. preliminary
    • adjective
    • designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; a preliminary investigation; training is a necessary preliminary to employment; drinks were the overture to dinner;
  5. vivacious
    • adjective
    • vigorous and active; a vibrant group that challenged the system; a charming and vivacious hostess; a vivacious folk dance;
  6. nimble
    • adjective
    • moving quickly and lightly; sleek and agile as a gymnast; as nimble as a deer; nimble fingers; quick of foot; the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it;
  7. expound
    • verb
    • add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation;
  8. awe
    • noun
    • an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe;
  9. honor
    • noun
    • a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; an award for bravery;
    • the state of being honored
  10. implement
    • noun
    • instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to affect an end
    • verb
    • apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design; implement a procedure;
  11. indulge
    • verb
    • give free rein to; The writer indulged in metaphorical language;
    • yield (to); give satisfaction to
  12. edict
    • noun
    • a formal or authoritative proclamation a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there;
  13. lament
    • noun
    • a cry of sorrow and grief; their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward;
    • a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  14. vigilance
    • noun
    • the process of paying close and continuous attention
    • vigilant attentiveness; he keeps a weather eye open for trouble;
  15. reluctant
    • adjective
    • unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; a reluctant smile; loath to admit a mistake; unwilling to face facts;
  16. furtive
    • adjective
    • marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; a furtive manner; a lurking prowler; a sneak attack; stealthy footsteps; a surreptitious glance at his
  17. chastise
    • verb
    • censure severely; She chastised him for his insensitive remarks;
    • synonyms
    • castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct
  18. indignant
    • adjective
    • angered at something unjust or wrong; an indignant denial; incensed at the judges' unfairness; a look of outraged disbelief; umbrageous at the loss of their territory;
  19. obscure
    • adjective
    • not clearly understood or expressed; an obscure turn of phrase; an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit; their descriptions of human behavior become vague,
  20. abrupt
    • adjective
    • marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; abrupt prose;
    • exceedingly sudden and unexpected; came to an abrupt stop; an abrupt change in the
  21. shirk
    • verb
    • avoid (one's assigned duties); The derelict soldier shirked his duties;
    • avoid dealing with; She shirks her duties;
  22. obstinate
    • adjective
    • stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    • resistant to guidance or discipline; Mary quite contrary; an obstinate child with a violent
  23. indefatigable
    • adjective
    • showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality; an indefatigable advocate of equal rights; a tireless worker; unflagging pursuit of excellence;
  24. maxim
    • noun
    • a saying that widely accepted on its own merits
    • English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in
  25. wean
    • verb
    • gradually deprive (infants) of mother's milk; she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk;
  26. scorn
    • noun
    • lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; he was held in contempt; the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary;
  27. vague
    • adjective
    • not clearly understood or expressed; an obscure turn of phrase; an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit; their descriptions of human behavior become vague,
  28. flog
    • verb
    • beat severely with a whip or rod; The teacher often flogged the students; The children were severely trounced;
  29. skirmish
    • noun
    • a minor short-term fight
    • verb
    • engage in a skirmish.
  30. impromptu
    • adjective
    • with little or no preparation or forethought; his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment; an extemporaneous piano recital; an extemporary lecture; an extempore skit; an impromptu
  31. esteem
    • noun
    • the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); it is held in esteem; a man who has earned high regard;
  32. frenzy
    • noun
    • state of violent mental agitation
    • synonyms
    • craze, delirium, fury, hysteria
  33. interminable
    • adjective
    • tiresomely long; seemingly without end; endless debates; an endless conversation; the wait seemed eternal; eternal quarreling; an interminable sermon;
  34. grimace
    • noun
    • a contorted facial expression; she made a grimace at the prospect; He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do;
  35. fluke
    • noun
    • a stroke of luck
    • a barb on a harpoon or arrow
  36. oppressive
    • adjective
    • weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; the atmosphere was oppressive; oppressive sorrows;
    • marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; the oppressive government; oppressive laws; a
  37. vagrant
    • adjective
    • continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; a drifting double-dealer; the floating population; vagrant hippies of the sixties;
  38. contempt
    • noun
    • lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; he was held in contempt; the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary;
  39. infuriate
    • verb
    • make furious
    • synonyms
    • exasperate, incense
  40. subconscious
    • adjective
    • just below the level of consciousness
    • noun
    • psychic activity just below the level of awareness
  41. blithe
    • adjective
    • lacking or showing a lack of due concern; spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation;
    • carefree and happy and lighthearted; was loved for her blithe spirit; a merry blithesome nature;
  42. procure
    • verb
    • get by special effort; He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed;
    • arrange for sexual partners for others
  43. advocate
    • noun
    • a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    • a lawyer who pleads cases in court
  44. expulsion
    • noun
    • the act of forcing out someone or something; the ejection of troublemakers by the police; the child's expulsion from school;
  45. cunning
    • adjective
    • attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; a cute kid with pigtails; a cute little apartment; cunning kittens; a cunning baby;
  46. timid
    • adjective
    • showing fear and lack of confidence
    • contemptibly timid
  47. mourn
    • verb
    • feel sadness; She is mourning her dead child;
    • observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one.
  48. appeal
    • noun
    • earnest or urgent request; an entreaty to stop the fighting; an appeal for help; an appeal to the public to keep calm; their appeal was denied in the superior court; appeal to somebody for
  49. banish
    • verb
    • expel from a community or group
    • ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
  50. eccentric
    • adjective
    • conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit; famed for his eccentric spelling; a freakish combination of styles; his
  51. optimist
    • noun
    • a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
    • antonyms
    • pessimist
  52. reminisce
    • verb
    • recall the past; The grandparents sat there, reminiscing all afternoon;
  53. emaciated
    • adjective
    • very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; emaciated bony hands; a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys; eyes were haggard and cavernous; small pinched
  54. summons
    • noun
    • a request to be present; they came at his bidding;
    • an order to appear in person at a given place and time
  55. mortification
    • noun
    • strong feelings of embarrassment he had to undergo one humiliation after another;
    • the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
  56. antagonize
    • verb
    • provoke the hostility of; Don't antagonize your boss;
    • act in opposition to
  57. liberate
    • verb
    • give equal rights to; of women and minorities
    • grant freedom to; free from confinement
  58. taut
    • adjective
    • pulled or drawn tight; taut sails; a tight drumhead; a tight rope;
    • subjected to great tension; stretched tight; the skin of his face looked drawn and tight; her
  59. sanctity
    • noun
    • the quality of being holy
    • synonyms
    • holiness.
  60. melancholy
    • adjective
    • characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; growing more melancholy every hour; her melancholic smile; we acquainted him with the melancholy truth;
  61. dauntless
    • adjective
    • invulnerable to fear or intimidation; audacious explorers; fearless reporters and photographers; intrepid pioneers;
  62. capitulate
    • verb
    • surrender under agreed conditions.
  63. noble
    • adjective
    • having high moral qualities; a noble spirit; a solid citizen; an upstanding man; a worthy successor; of noble birth; a noble spirit; noble deeds;
  64. irrevocable
    • adjective
    • impossible to retract or revoke; firm and irrevocable is my doom;
    • synonyms
    • irrevocable, revocable
  65. solitude
    • noun
    • a state of social isolation
    • a solitary place
  66. tedious
    • adjective
    • so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; a boring evening with uninteresting people; the deadening effect of some routine tasks; a dull play; his competent but dull
  67. console
    • noun
    • a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall the bust of Napoleon stood on a console;
  68. relinquish
    • verb
    • part with a possession or right; I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest; resign a claim to the throne;
  69. demeanor
    • noun
    • (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    • synonyms
    • demeanor, behavior, behavior, conduct, deportment
  70. waif
    • noun
    • a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; street children beg or steal in order to survive;
  71. premonition
    • noun
    • a feeling of evil to come; a steadily escalating sense of foreboding; the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case;
  72. raucous
    • adjective
    • unpleasantly loud and harsh
    • disturbing the public peace; loud and rough; a raucous party; rowdy teenagers;
  73. privation
    • noun
    • a state of extreme poverty
    • act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; nutritional privation; deprivation of civil
  74. provisions
    • noun
    • a stock or supply of foods
    • synonyms
    • commissariat, provender, viands, victuals
  75. snigger
    • noun
    • a disrespectful laugh
    • verb
    • laugh quietly
  76. intelligible
    • adjective
    • capable of being apprehended or understood intelligible pronunciation;
    • well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly;
  77. exhilaration
    • noun
    • the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed;
    • synonyms
    • excitement
  78. embroil
    • verb
    • force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; They were swept up by the events; don't drag me into this business;
  79. drone
    • noun
    • stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  80. abstract
    • adjective
    • existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; abstract words like `truth' and `justice'; a large abstract painting; abstract reasoning; abstract science;

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