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  1. Abeyance
    a temporary postponement
  2. abject
    miserable (abject poverty)
  3. abjure
    to reject
  4. ablution
    a washing/cleansing
  5. abnegate
    to deny/reject
  6. abrade
    to wear away
  7. abridge
    to shorten/curtail
  8. abrogate
    to abolish
  9. abscond
    to leave secretly
  10. absolve
    to free from responsibility
  11. abstemious
    moderate or sparing in eating or drinking
  12. abstruse
    hard to understand
  13. accede
    to agree to
  14. accost
    to approach and speak to
  15. acerbic
    bitter/biting
  16. acquiesce
    to agree silently
  17. acrimony
    bitterness/discord
  18. adamant
    stubborn/unyielding
  19. adroit
    skillful/clever
  20. aesthetic
    pertaining to the sense of the beautiful
  21. affable
    friendly/good natured
  22. affectation
    a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
  23. alacrity
    eagerness or speed
  24. altruism
    unselfish regard for the welfare of others
  25. amalgamate
    to combine
  26. ambivalence
    conflicting feelings
  27. ameliorate
    to make better
  28. amnesty
    an official pardon
  29. anachronism
    out of its time period
  30. anathema
    a cursed detested person
  31. antipathy
    strong dislike
  32. aphorism
    a brief saying, expressing a general truth
  33. apoplexy
    a sudden loss of conciousness
  34. apotheosis
    the epitome of awesome (the cowboy is the apotheosis of manly perfection)
  35. appellation
    a name
  36. append
    to attach/add
  37. apprise
    to inform/give notice
  38. appurtenance
    something added to another more important thing (i.e. utitlities in a house)
  39. apropos
    relevant/fitting
  40. arcane
    known only by a few
  41. ardent
    intensely devoted
  42. artifice
    a trick
  43. ascendant
    • position of dominance (n)
    • rising(v)
  44. assidous
    diligent/skilled
  45. assauage
    to calm
  46. attenuated
    weakened
  47. audacity
    boldy daring
  48. auspicious
    favorable/promising success
  49. biennial
    happening or lasting every 2 years
  50. boon
    a gift or blessing
  51. brusque
    short abrupt and dismissive
  52. burnish
    to polish/shine
  53. cabal
    a small secret group
  54. cacophony
    tremedous noise/disharmonious sound
  55. cajole
    to coax/persuade
  56. calumny
    false accusation/slander
  57. cantakerous
    bad tempered/ quarrelsome
  58. capacious
    spacious/roomy
  59. capitulate
    to surrender
  60. capricious
    fickle/subject to whim
  61. captious
    hard to please
  62. cathartic
    purging/cleansing
  63. chicanery
    deception/trickery
  64. churlish
    rude
  65. clandestine
    secret
  66. coalese
    to blend/merge
  67. cogent
    intellectually convincing
  68. colloquial
    informal
  69. compendium
    a compendium of medicine (summary/inventory)
  70. complicity
    partnership in a wrongful act
  71. conflagaration
    a great fire
  72. confluent
    flowing or running together
  73. conjugal
    pertaining to marriage
  74. contiguous
    nearby/neighboring
  75. contrite
    eager to be forgiven/penitent
  76. contumacious
    disobedient
  77. contumely
    insulting display of contempt (contumely to god...)
  78. conundrum
    puzzle
  79. copious
    plentiful
  80. covert
    concealed/secretive
  81. crucible
    severe test or trial
  82. cupidity
    greed/strong desire
  83. cursory
    brief to the point of being superficial
  84. dearth
    a scarcity
  85. deciduous
    not permenant
  86. decrepit
    broken down
  87. defile
    to make unclean
  88. defunct
    no longer in existence
  89. deleterious
    harmful
  90. demagogue
    hitler
  91. demur
    to object (you demur on watching R rated movies)
  92. denizen
    resident
  93. deprecate
    to belittle
  94. derogatory
    bellitiling
  95. deride
    to mock
  96. desecrate
    to defile
  97. destitute
    poor
  98. desultory
    rambling
  99. dialectic
    logical debate
  100. didactic
    intended for instruciton
  101. dilettante
    a novice
  102. discursive
    rambling/lacking order
  103. disputatious
    fond of arguing
  104. docile
    obedient/easily managed
  105. donnybrook
    rough and rowdy fight
  106. draconian
    severe/cruel
  107. dregs
    leftovers/waste matter
  108. drivel
    stupid talk
  109. duplicity
    deliberate deceptivness
  110. duress
    constraint by threat
  111. ebulliant
    extremely lively
  112. eclectic
    choosing from various elements
  113. efficacy
    power to produce an effect
  114. effrontery
    nerve/insolence
  115. effulgent
    radiant/splenderous
  116. egregious
    extremely bad
  117. emaciated
    abnormally thin
  118. endemic
    confined to a particular area
  119. enervate
    to weaken/exhaust
  120. enigma
    dilemma
  121. enrapture
    to delight beyond measure
  122. ephemeral
    fleeting
  123. equivocate
    to confuse by speaking in ambiguous terms
  124. erudite
    a learned person/scholarly
  125. eschew
    to shun
  126. esoteric
    intened to be understood only by a select few
  127. ethereal
    spiritual/in your mind
  128. euphemism
    agreeable substitue
  129. evince
    to show
  130. exoriate
    to criticize
  131. exculpate
    to free from guilt or blame
  132. execrable
    detestable
  133. exigent
    urgent/critical
  134. exiguous
    scanty/meager
  135. expunge
    to eradicate
  136. extirpate
    to eradicate
  137. extrinsic
    external
  138. facetious
    playful/humorous
  139. facile
    easy
  140. factious
    causing disagreements
  141. fastidious
    meticulous/perfectionist
  142. florid
    flowery
  143. foruitous
    lucky
  144. fugacious
    pertaining to the passing of time
  145. fulminate
    to denounce
  146. furtive
    sneaky
  147. garish
    overly gaudy
  148. garrulous
    talkative/verbose
  149. germane
    fitting
  150. grandiloquence
    pompous language
  151. gregarious
    sociable
  152. gumption
    courage and initiative
  153. gustatory
    pertaining to the sense of taste
  154. hackneyed
    trite
  155. harangue
    a ranting speech
  156. harbinger
    an omen
  157. hegemony
    domination over others
  158. hubris
    excessive pride
  159. iconoclast
    one who attacks common beliefs
  160. idyllic
    charmingly simple/poetic
  161. ignoble
    dishonorable
  162. ignominious
    humiliating
  163. impecunious
    penniless
  164. imperious
    commanding/domineering
  165. imperturbable
    steady/calm
  166. impertinent
    rude/insolent
  167. impervious
    impenetrable
  168. impetuous
    impulsive
  169. impinge
    • to encroach
    • to make an impression/impact on something
  170. implacable
    inacapable of being appeased
  171. imprecation
    a curse
  172. impudent
    casually rude
  173. impugn
    to attack as false or questionable (he impugned his friends morals)
  174. inchoate
    unformed/in a beginning stage
  175. incipient
    beginning to exist/appear
  176. incontrovertible
    indisputable/certain
  177. incorrigible
    bad beyond correction
  178. indefatigable
    incapable of defeat
  179. ineffable
    incapable of being expressed through words
  180. inexorable
    incapable of being persuaded (implacable)
  181. ingenuous
    innocent and candid
  182. inimical
    hostile
  183. iniquity
    wickedness or sin
  184. insipid
    tasteless/dull
  185. insuperable
    unconquerable
  186. interminable
    endless
  187. intractable
    hard to manage
  188. intrinsic
    belonging to a things very nature
  189. inure
    to cause someone to become accustomed to a situation
  190. invective
    an angry verbal attack
  191. inveterate
    stubbornly established by habit
  192. invidious
    causing resentment
  193. irascible
    easily angered
  194. laconic
    using few words
  195. languid
    slugish
  196. largess
    the generous giving of lavish gifts
  197. lascivious
    lustful or lewd
  198. licentious
    displaying a lack of moral or legal restraint
  199. limpid
    clear/transparent
  200. loquacious
    talkative
  201. lugubrious
    sad
  202. lurid
    shocking/sensational
  203. machiavellian
    deceitful/tricky
  204. magnamonious
    generous
  205. maladroit
    clumsy/awkward
  206. malediction
    a  curse
  207. malevolent
    wanting harm to befall others
  208. manifold
    diverse/varied
  209. megalomania
    false impression of one's own greatness
  210. melancholy
    sad
  211. mellifluous
    smoothing flowing/sweet sounding
  212. mendacious
    having a lying, false character
  213. meretricious
    gaudy/showy
  214. militant
    ready and willing to fight
  215. miscreant
    a villain
  216. modicum
    a small amount of something
  217. mollify
    to pacify/calm
  218. moribund
    dying/not progressing
  219. multifarious
    having great diversity or variety
  220. munificence
    generosity in giving
  221. myriad
    consisting of a very great number (a myriad of possibilities)
  222. nascent
    in the process of coming into existence (insipient)
  223. nefarious
    extremely villanous
  224. nihilism
    total rejection of established laws
  225. obdurate
    unyielding to persuasion or moral influences
  226. obfuscate
    to render incomprehensible (he obfuscated the truth)
  227. obloquy
    strong dissaproval/ bad reputation
  228. obsequious
    excessively compliant or submissive
  229. obstinate
    stubborn
  230. obstreperous
    noisy/unruly
  231. obtrude
    to push something toward or upon a person
  232. officious
    offering services that are not wanted or needed
  233. omnifarious
    of all kinds
  234. opprobrious
    shameful/disgraceful
  235. opulent
    characterized by rich abundance
  236. ostensible
    outwardly appearing
  237. overt
    open/ not hidden
  238. palatable
    pleasant to the taste
  239. panacea
    a remedy for all ills
  240. panegyric
    an expression of praise (the highest panegyric that one can enjoy is..)
  241. paragon
    a model of excellence
  242. pariah
    an outcast
  243. parody
    a work which imitates another in a ridiculous manner
  244. parsimony
    frugality/stinginess
  245. pastoral
    pertaining to the countryside/rural
  246. pathos
    an emotion of sympathy
  247. patrician
    aristocrat
  248. paucity
    small in quantity
  249. peculate
    to steal
  250. pecuniary
    pertaining to money (pecuniary independence)
  251. pedantic
    tending to show off one's learning
  252. pejorative
    derogatory (a pejorative statement)
  253. pensive
    wistfully thoughtful
  254. penurious
    stingy
  255. perdition
    damnation
  256. peremptory
    decisive/final (ruling in peremptory confidence...)
  257. perfidious
    disloyal/unfaithful
  258. perfunctory
    showing little interest or enthusiasm
  259. periphrastic
    said in a roundabout way
  260. pernicious
    destructive or harmful
  261. perspicacity
    shrewdness
  262. perspicuity
    clearness, as of a statement ("stop!")
  263. pertinacious
    stubbornly persistent
  264. perverse
    contrary/ twisted
  265. phlegmatic
    unemotional/cool
  266. pithy
    concisely meaningful
  267. placate
    to soothe
  268. plaintive
    sorrowful/sad
  269. platitude
    an uninspired remark
  270. plethora
    an abundance/excess
  271. precocious
    advanced/developing ahead of time (academically precocious)
  272. predilection
    a liking/preference
  273. preponderance
    superiority in quantity or power/ dominance
  274. prescient
    to have foreknowledge of events
  275. prevaricate
    to speak or act falsely with the intent to deceive/to lie
  276. privation
    lack or loss of usual comforts of life (privation of the soul)
  277. proclivity
    a strong inclination towards something (predilection)
  278. prodigous
    enormous/vast
  279. profligate
    shamelessly immoral/ extremely wasteful
  280. profuse
    plentiful/copious
  281. propensity
    an inclination/preference (proclivity/predilection)
  282. propitious
    favorable
  283. proscribe
    to condemn/outlaw
  284. prurient
    possessing a large interest in sex
  285. puerile
    immature/juvenile
  286. puissant
    powerful/strong
  287. pulchritude
    physical beauty
  288. punctillious
    eager to follow rules/very precise
  289. quagmire
    a difficult situation
  290. quandary
    a dillema
  291. quiescent
    at rest/motionless
  292. quixotic
    idealistic/impractical
  293. rambunctious
    hard to control
  294. rancor
    deep bitter resentment
  295. rapacious
    taking by force/greedy (pirates rapacious activities)
  296. recalcitrant
    defiant/ unapologetic (obstinate)
  297. recapitaulate
    to summarize/repeat briefly (unrelated to capitulate which means to surrender)
  298. rectitude
    uprightness/extreme morality
  299. redolent
    having a pleasant odor/ suggestive of (redolent of youth)
  300. redress
    to set right/ to remedy
  301. refulgent
    shining/glowing (effulgent)
  302. remonstrate
    to protest/complain
  303. replete
    full/abundant
  304. reprobate
    evil/unprincipled (reprobate practices)
  305. repudiate
    to reject the validity or authority of
  306. requiem
    funeral hymn/mass for the dead
  307. requite
    to make a return or repayment (unrequited love sucks)
  308. rescind
    to take back/repeal
  309. resplendent
    shining brightly/dazzling (effulgent/refulgent)
  310. restive
    stubborn/impatient (obstinate)
  311. reticent
    silent or reserved
  312. rife
    abundant
  313. ruffian
    hoodlum/outlaw
  314. ruse
    a trick
  315. sagacity
    shrewdness (perspicacity)
  316. salacious
    obscene/lusty
  317. salient
    significant/conspicuous (his most salient feature was his 14 fingers)
  318. sanctimonious
    having a hypocritical appearance of piety
  319. sanguine
    optimistic/cheery
  320. sundry
    made up of different things (eclectic)
  321. savoir fair
    tact/ knowing just what to do and how to do it
  322. serendipity
    luck/foruitous
  323. servile
    subservient
  324. sinecure
    a job with little responsibility but draws a salary (an ambassadorship in D.C. is a sinecure)
  325. skullduggery
    trickery/deception
  326. slake
    to quench
  327. sobriquet
    an affectionate/assumed nickname (The Beard)
  328. solicitous
    concerned/attentive (the solicitous attention of the mother of a sick child)
  329. soliloque
    act of talking to oneself
  330. sophomoric
    immature/pretentious
  331. pretentious
    you regard yourself too highly
  332. specious
    looking good but not genuine (a specious argument)
  333. spurious
    false but design to seem plausible (specious)
  334. stricture
    a restraint/limit
  335. sublimate
    to modify the natural expression of in a socially acceptable manner
  336. sublime
    of high spiritual/intellectual worth
  337. subterfuge
    trickery/deceit
  338. succor
    assistance in time of distress
  339. surfeit
    an overabundant supply/indulgence (opulent)
  340. surmise
    to infer with little evidence
  341. surreptitious
    stealthy
  342. sycophant
    one who flatters for self-gain
  343. tacit
    expressed without words
  344. taciturn
    quiet
  345. tactile
    pertaining to the sense of touch/perceptible
  346. tawdry
    gaudy/cheap/flashy
  347. temerity
    audacity
  348. tendentious
    biased (predilection)
  349. tenuous
    having little strength or substance (a tenuous connection)
  350. timorous
    timid/cowardly
  351. torpid
    lethargic/motionless
  352. tractable
    easily controlled/managed
  353. transient
    emphemeral
  354. trenchant
    effective/articulate/clear-cut (a trenchant request)
  355. trite
    cliche/overused
  356. turpitude
    depravity/moral corruption
  357. ubiquitous
    existing everywhere/widespread (pervasive)
  358. umbrage
    resentment/offense (to feel umbrage at a social snub)
  359. unassailable
    not open to attack or dispute (an unassailable argument)
  360. untenable
    not able to be held (untenable wage demands)
  361. upbraid
    to criticize or scold severely (excoriate)
  362. uxorious
    excessively submissive to one's wife
  363. vacillate
    to fluctuate/hesitate
  364. vacuous
    lack of content or ideas/stupid
  365. vagary
    an odd notion/ a whim (Can't live with them, can't live without them)
  366. vagrant
    a homeless person
  367. vapid
    dull
  368. venal
    corrupt
  369. venerate
    to regard with respect or honor
  370. veracity
    truthfulness/ acuracy
  371. vestige
    a visible trace of something that once existed but exists no more (dinosaur skeletons are vestigial evidence of the Jurassic Period)
  372. vicarous
    living through another person
  373. vicissitude
    an event that occurs by chance (the vicissitudes of ones life)
  374. vilify
    to defame/lower in importance
  375. visceral
    pertaining to instinctive instead of intellectual motivation
  376. vitriolic
    bitterly scathing (excoriating/upbraiding)
  377. vituperate
    to berate or criticize harshly (excoriate/upbraid/vitriolic)
  378. wangle
    to manipulate/obtain by underhanded methods

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