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1. Acumen n.—keen insight
2. Antipathy n.—hatred for, dislike of, aversion to
3. Apathy n.—lack of feeling, absence of emotion
4. Candor n.—frankness, outspokenness
5. Banal adj.—trite, commonplace, uninspired
6. Anomaly n.—deviation from usual, out of the ordinary
7. Assiduous adj.—constant, persistent
8. Adamant adj.—unyielding, absolutely firm
9. Autonomous adj.—Independent from outside control, self-governing
10. Caprice n.—whim, unmotivated decision
1. Her _______ was useful to gather clues to catch the burglar.
2. What food do you have an antipathy for?
3. Would it be surprising if a mother showed apathy toward her children?
4. Do most women want men with no candor.
5. Is a banal speech hard to listen to?
6. Was Simon Birch an anomaly?
7. Would an assiduous reader make a good student?
8. Should parents be adamant in their directives.
9. How will the school be autonomous from its current program.
10. His manager was never known to be caprice.
11. Castigate v.—severely criticize
12. Chicanery n.—trickery, subterfuge, deception
13. Depraved adj.—Incorrigibly evil
14. Discursive adj.—rambling, digressive
15. Dissonance n.—discord, unharmonious effects
16. Dour adj.—sullen, sour, gloomy
17. Ebullient adj.—full of enthusiasm, bubbling with energy
18. Ecstatic adj.—over powered by delight
19. Innervate v.—deprive of nervous energy, weaken
20. Engender v.—cause produce
11. Should teachers castigate their students for wrong answers?
12. Is some degree of chicanery among middle school students to be expected?
13. Should depraved criminals be considered for early parole?
14. Is it easy to follow a discursive speech?
15. Can musicians use dissonance effectively?
16. Do ecstatic people have a dour face?
17. Is an ebullient person hard to keep down?
18. Are ecstatic people ebullient?
19. Can the humidity attribute to their innervation at the gym?
- 20. Can heavy winds and humidity engender a tornado?
21. Ephemeral adj.—short lived, fleeting
22. Esoteric adj.—secret, hidden
23. Expiate v.—atone for, make amends for
24. Fiasco n.—complete utter failure
25. Flaccid adj.—flabby, weak
26. Laconic adj.—brief, terse
27. Latent adj.—unrevealed, unused
28. Lethargic adj.—sluggish, drowsily lazy
29. Lugubrious adj.—ridiculously sorrowful, mournful
30. Moribund adj.—dying, ending
21. Should decorous attire was ephemeral?
22. Can wry humor be esoteric?
23. Should you expiate after a wrongdoing.
24. Was the painting of the Monalisa a fiasco?
25. What can prevent flaccid bones after surgery?
26. Is a laconic speech a good thing?
27. An old saying says that the best ideas are at a cemetery. Why?
28. Why is it common to feel lethargic in 90+ degree weather?
29. Do you believe Wanda from Good Times was lugubrious at times?
30. Though PowerTalkers still continues, it is moribund.
31. Myopic adj.—nearsighted
32. Obstreperous adj.—boisterous, unruly
33. Parsimonious adj.—excessively frugal,
34. Perfidious adj.—traitorous, treacherous
35. Perfunctory adj.—mechanical, indifferent
36. Perspicuity n.—clearness, lucidity
37. Polemic n.—controversy, argumentative debate
38. Procrastinate v.—delay, postpone, put it
39. Prototype n.—model, pattern
40. Regressive adj.—going backward
31. Does working on a computer uses your myopic vision?
32. Do comediens like obstreperous audiences?
33. Did Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous showcased parsimonious lifestyles?
34. Having a perfidious friend is the best kind of friend to have.
35. Men want women who perform this wifely duties in a perfunctory manner.
36. The perspicuity of the nebulous sky alerted me of the rain.
37. The polemic discussion was civil and well-mannered.
38. To procrastinate is an admirable trait?
39. Are parents tacit prototypes for their children?
40. Showing your parents regressive behavior as adults is unnerving?
41. Sagacity n.—wisdom
42. Sententious adj.—full of old sayings, maxims, or proverbs
43. Tacit adj.—unexpressed but understood
44. Tenuous adj.—thin, unsubstantial, flimsy
45. Turgent adj.—swollen, bombastic
46. Ubiquitous adj.—everywhere at the same time
47. Unctuous adj.—oily, overly suave
48. Vapid adj.—empty, dull
49. Voluptuous adj.—sensual, pleasure loving and giving
50. Wry adj.—twisted, indirect
41. Did the wizard in the Wizard of Oz have sagacity?
42. Was the wizard sententious?
43. The tacit agreement was to wash any dishes overnight.
44. His tenuous lie showed through with perspicuity.
45. Would you describe Kwame Kilpatrick as turgent?
46. Is God ubiquitous?
47. Can unctuous men ever be trusted?
48. Is the Black Hole vapid?
49. Do men desire voluptuous women?
50. Can you describe Woody Allen's works as wry?
1. abject adj-cast down, spiritless
2. aesthetic adj-sensitive to beauty
3. alacrity n-cheerful briskness
4. auspicious adj-lucky, pleasing, favorable
5. blatant adj-obvious, obtrusive
6. capitulate v-surrender on terms agreed
7. cogent adj-persuasive, brilliantly compelling
8. conjecture n-opinion, supposition
9. cursory adj-hurried, rapid, superficial
10. decorous-proper, becoming, suitable
11. diffident adj-shy, timid
12. disdain v-think unworthy, despise
13. docile adj-obedient, manageable, unresisting
14. equanimity n-composure, calm temper, eveness of mind
15. facade n-front, false exterior
16. facetious adj-inappropriately witty
17. fastidious adj-particular, meticulous, hard to please
18. factuous adj-silly, complacently foolish
19. flaunt-display, show off, boast of
20. fertive-sly, stealthy, shifty
21. glib adj-thoughtlessly talkative, suspiciously fluent.
22. gregarious adj-a good mixer, enjoy meeting people
23. harangue n-noisy, pompous speech
24. idiosyncrasy n-oddness, eccentricity
25. illicit adj-unlawful, fertive
26. importune v-insistently begged, persistently urged
27. incredulous adj-skeptical, disbelieving
28. inexorable adj-inflexible, unyielding
29. invective n-abuse, angry reproach
30. loquacious adj-talkative, garrulous
31. ludicrous adj-laughable, ridiculous
32. martinette n-strict disciplinarian
33. maudlin adj-weakly setimental
34. nebulous adj-vague, hazy
35. obsiquious adj-overly attentive, fawning
36. ostracize v-banned from social and political favor
37. panacea n-cure all
38. pander v-catered to his weakness
39. placate v-appease, pacify
40. prodigious adj-huge, monstrous, mighty
41. prolific adj-inventive, fertile, productive
42. propensity n-leaning, bent, natural inclination
43. prudent adj-wisely cautious
44. redundent adj-overly wordy, needlessly repetitive
45. surreptitious adj-unauthorized, sly, clandestine
46. taciturn adj-reserved, habitually silent
47. truculent adj-fierce, savage, cruel
48. vacillate v-hesitate, waver, change
49. vilify v-slander, malign
50. vituperation n-verbal abuse
1. abhor v-hate, loathe, detest
2. abstraction n- deduction, idea separate from specific objects
3. acme n-top, highest point of perfection
4. affluence n-riches, abundance, opulence
5. amnesty n-general pardon for offenses against the government, grant of immunity
6. assuage v-lessen, pacify, mitigate
7. bilious adj-sour, bad-tempered
8. blase adj-bored, uninterested, satiated
9. captious adj-quibbling, sophistical, carping
10. circumspect adj-cautious, careful, unobjectionable
11. contraband n.-smuggled goods, prohibited goods
12. countenance n.-face, expression, features
13. deleterious adj.-bad, harmful, injurious
14. despot n.-bully, dictator, tyrant
15. dissident adj.-disagreeing, dissenting
16. afrontary n.-nerve, boldness, presumption
17. erudite adj.-well-read, scholarly
18. expatiate v.-expand, enlarge
19. felicitous adj.-fitting, apt, appropriate
20. garrulous adj.-talkative, chatty, loquacious
21. gesticulate v.-make motions, make gestures.
22. hue n.-shades, tints.
23. impasse n.-standstill, deadlock, insoluble
24. ineluctable adj.-certain, unavoidable, inevitable.
25. intransigent adj.-stubborn, uncompromising, irreconcilible,
26. ken n.-knowing, field of knowledge, congnizance.
27. lucid adj.-clear, enlightening, comprehensible.
28. malinger v.-shirking work, evading duty, feigning incapacity.
29. mnemonic adj.-memory improvements.
30. myriad adj.-crowds of, numerous, innumerable.
31. narcissitic adj.-self-centered, self-adulatory, egoistic.
32. odious adj.-hateful, disgusting, offensive.
33. palpitate v.-beat quickly, pounded.
34. paraphrase n.-restatement, statement in other words.
35. pedant n.-narrow-minded person, trivial person.
36. peroration n.-conclusion, summary, recapitulation.
37. platonic adj.-idealistic, spiritual, unsensual.
38. pragmatic adj.-practical, business-like, factual.
39. promiscuous adj.-loose, sexually uncontrolled.
40. recalcitrant adj.-resisting authority, uncooperative, refractory.
41. restive adj.-nervous, uneasy, restless,
42. sardonic adj.-sarcastic, biting, ironic, sneering
43. sensuous adj.-physical, sensory
44. stolid adj.-not easily excited, unemotional, impassive
45. sybarite n.-lover of luxury, voluptuary
46. tirade n.-antagonistic speech, outburst, denunciation
47. vagary n.-whim, quirk, capriciousness
48. venal adj.-corrupt, purchasable, mercenary
49. vicarious adj.-second-hand, substitute, empathetic
50. vitiated adj.-weakened, spoiled, marred
11. deprecate v.-oppose, plead earnestly against, diapprabate
12. desultory adj.-occasion, random, haphazard
13. eccletic adj.-gathered from many sources
14. egregious adj.-bad, obvious, flagrant
15. enamored adj.-loving, fond
16. eschew v.-stay away from, shun, abstain from
17. facile adj.-easily influenced, complacent
18. fickle adj.-changing, unstable, inconstant
19. generic adj.-common, widespread, general
20. harbinger n.-sign, foreteller, prestager
21. hypochrondriac adj.-worried about ones health, taken with imaginary illnesses
22. inpute adj.-charge, attribute, ascribe
23. ineptitude n.-clumsiness, unfitness, inefficiency
24. intrepid adj.-brave, fearless, dauntless
25. juxtapose v.-set together, put in proximity
26. labrynth n.-confusing pattern, entanglement, maze
27. machiavellian adj.-sly, wily, astute
28. manifluous adj.-sweetly flowing, smooth, honeyed
29. nomad n.-wanderer, itinerant
30. ostentatious adj.-showing off, pretentious
31. paradox n.-inconsistency, apparent contradiction
32. pathos n.-pitifulness, sympathy evoking nature
33. pensive adj.-meditative, adsorbed
34. philistine n.-uncultured, unrefined, ignorant
35. poignant adj.-sharp, painful, keen
36. prate v.-chatter, babble
37. propinquity n.-nearness, closeness, proximity
38. redress n.- repayment, remedy, reparation
39. reticent adj.- reluctant to speak, reserved
40. satiated adj.-fed up, wearied, surfeited
41. staccato adj.-sharp notes, disconnected
42. succinct adj.-concise, compressed, laconic
43. sychofant n.-flatterers, hangers on, toties
44. tenacious adj.-firm, fast-holding, pertenacious
45. tyro-beginner, youngster, novice
46. vainglorious adj.-proud, pompous, inordinately elated
47. verbosity n.-wordiness, redundency, superfluity of words
48. vituoso n.-master of technique, accomplished performer, brilliant artist
49. vivacity n.-liveliness, animation, spriteliness
50. wanton adj.-loose, immoral, lascivious
1. abominate v.-hate, loathes, abhors
2. accolade n.-praise, honor, award
3. acrimonious adj.-bitter, harsh, caustic
4. ambrosial adj.-delicious, delightful, divine
5. aplomb n.-assurance, poise, nonchalence
6. bellicose adj.-quarrelsome, war-like, pugnacious
7. bizarre adj.-outlandish, odd, eccentric
8. cajole v.-coax, tease, wheedle
9. charlotteton n.-fraud, fake, imposter
10. consternation n.-dismay, terror, astonishment
11. convolution n.-turns, windings, circumventions
12. daunt v.-frighten, dismay, intimidate
13. deduce v.-assume, infer, conclude by logical inference
14. didactic adj.-preachy, sermonizing, pedantic
15. effete adj.-tired, weak, unproductive
16. emaciated adj.-thinned, wasted, unfleshed
17. emetic n.-medicine which causes vomiting
18. ethnic adj.-racial, pertaining to a group, cultural
19. fallacious adj.-wrong, faulty, erroneous
20. fidelity n.-loyalty, faithfulness, devotion
21. germane n.-closely related, pertinent, relevant
22. heinous adj.-terrible, abominable, odious
23. iconoclast n.-attacker of traditional ideas
24. inane adj.-silly, devoid of sense
25. injunction n.-court order, command, enjoining
26. intrinsic adj.-necessary, essential, inherent
27. lascivious adj.-lustful, lude, wanton
28. mendacious adj.-false, untruthful, prevaricating
29. mulct v.-cheated out of, tricked out of, robbed of
30. nugatory adj.-worthless, trifling, ineffectual
31. abjugatory adj.-rebuking, upraiding, chiding
32. occify v.-harden, settle, rigidify
33. paragon n.-model, perfect example, type
34. parity n.-similarity, equality, equivalence
35. parentry adj.-commanding, dictatorial, inperious
36. flagmatic adj.-sluggish, inperturbable
37. portentious adj.-foretelling, prestaging, prodigious with news
38. precocious adj.-ahead of ones age level, forward, prematurely brilliant
39. pugnacious adj.-quarrelsome, belligerent, combative
40. repetoire n.-list of performance pieces, inventory
41. rusticate v.-stay in the country, become rural
42. scintillate v.- twinkled, sparkled, shone tremonously
43. staid adj.-correct, sober, decorous
44. supersilious adj.-snobbish, vain, pompous
45. synthesis n.-combination, reconciliation
46. undulate v.-move up and down, rippled
47. urbane adj.-polite, refined, suave
48. vegetate v.-live unthinkingly, merely exist
49. vehement adj.-violent, passionate, furious
50. vindictive adj.-mean, spiteful, revengeful
1. abrogate v.-cancel, annul, repealed
2. accost v.-approach with a greeting, salute
3. adjudicate v.-settle, adjudge, decide
4. ameliorate v.-help, improve, better
5. antithesis n.-contrast, opposite
6. aqualine adj.-curved, hawk-like
7. benignant adj.-kindly, gracious
8. bland adj.-mild, smooth, suave
9. cant n.-hypocrisy, insincerity, meaningless phrases
10. chauvinism n.-fanatical pride, contempt of another group, jingoism
11. contemporary n.-those of the same age, co-evils
12. convivial adj.-sociable, jovial, companionable
13. corpulent adj.-fat, obese, stout
14. decadent adj.-decaying, declining, deteriorating
15. derision n.-scornful laughter, mockery, ridicule
16. disconcerted adj.-confused, embarrassed, taken by surprise
17. effervescent adj.-lively, bubbling, vivacious
18. enbroil v.-entangle, implicate, involve
19. ennui n.-boredom, the blues, melancholy
20. evanescent adj.-passing, ephemeral, transitory
21. frugality n.-thrift, economy
22. heterogenious adj.-varied, dissimilar, miscellaneous
23. ignominious adj.-shameful, dishonorable, despicable
24. incongruous adj.-unsuitable, inharmonious, ill-assorted
25. insipid adj.-uninteresting, dull vapid
26. jocose adj.-jolly, humorous, playful
27. judicious adj.-wise, sensible, well-advised
28. levity n.-thoughtlessness, frivolity, flippancy
29. magnanimity n.-great-heartedness, generosity, nobility
30. maladrioit adj.-gauche, awkward, unskilled
31. metaphysics n.-philosophy of the origin and essential nature of life
32. moot adj.-irrelevant, no longer important
33. mundane adj.-commonplace, practical, earthly
34. obdurate adj.-stubborn, inflexible, obstinate
35. onerous adj.-burdensome, troublesome, oppressive
36. paranoic adj.-subject to delusions of hostility
37. peccadillo n.-triffling errors, faults, weaknesses
38. pernicious adj.-destructive, harmful, noxious
39. platitude n.-commonplaces, cliches, truisms
40. potpurri n.-medley, mixture, miscellany
41. pristine n.-unspoiled, fresh, uncontaminated
42. prozaic adj.-dull, commonplace, unimaginative
43. punctilious adj.-careful, proper, scrupulous
44. resilient adj.-elastic, rebounding, springy
45. salacious adj.-lustful, lecherous
46. sedition n.-treason, inciting rebellion
47. stoic adj.-brave, unmoved, calm
48. superfluous adj.-unnecessary, needless, supererogatory
49. verity n.-truth, fact, reality
50. vogue n.-fashion, style, mode