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o-r vocab
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  1. obdurate
    impassive to feeling of humanity or pity
  2. obfuscate
    to darken, to obscure
  3. obsequious
    showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another
  4. obtrude
    to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence
  5. obrusive
    tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence
  6. obviate
    to clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
  7. odious
  8. odium
    a feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislake and disgust
  9. officious
    intermeddling with what is not one's concern
  10. ominous
  11. onerous
    burdensome or oppressive
  12. onus
    a burden or responsibility
  13. opprobrium
    the state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil
  14. ossify
    to convert into bone
  15. ostentation
    a display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery
  16. ostracism
    exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics
  17. ostracize
    to exclude from public or private favor
  18. palate
    the roof of the mouth
  19. palatial
  20. palliate
  21. to cause to appear less guilty
  22. palpable
    perceptible by feeling or touch
  23. panacea
    a remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases
  24. panegyric
    a formal and elaborate eulogy written or spoken, of a person or of an act
  25. panoply
    a full set of armor
  26. paragon
    a model of excellence
  27. Pariah
    a member of a degraded class, a social outcast
  28. paroxysm
    a sudden outburst of any kind of activity
  29. parsimonious
    unduly sparing in the use of expenditure of money
  30. partisan
    characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party
  31. pathos
    the quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy
  32. paucity
  33. peccadillo
    a small breach of propriety or principle
  34. penchant
    a bias in favor of something
  35. penurious
    excessively sparing in the use of money
  36. penury
  37. permeate
    to pervade
  38. pernicious
    tending to kill or hurt
  39. perspicacity
    acuteness or discernment
  40. perturbation
    mental excitement or confusion
  41. petrify
    to convert into a substance of stony hardness and character
  42. petulant
    displaying impatience
  43. phlegmatic
    not easily roused to feeling or action
  44. physiognomy
    the external appearance merely
  45. pious
  46. pique
    to excite a slight degree of anger in
  47. placate
    to bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness
  48. platitude
    a written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace
  49. plea
    an argument to obtain some desired action
  50. plenary
  51. plethora
    excess; superabundance
  52. ponderous
    unusually weighty or forcible
  53. portend
    to indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs
  54. portent
    anything that indicates what is to happen
  55. preclude
    to prevent
  56. precocious
    having the mental faculties prematurely developed
  57. predominate
    to be chief in importance, quantity, or degree
  58. premature
    coming too soon
  59. presage
    to foretell
  60. prescience
    knowledge of events before they take place
  61. presumption
    that which may be logically assumed to be true until disproven
  62. preternatural
  63. prevalent
    of wide extend or frequent occurrence
  64. prevaricate
    to use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention
  65. prim
    stiffly proper
  66. pristine
  67. probity
    virtue or integrity tested and confirmed
  68. proclivity
    a natural inclination
  69. prodigal
    one wasteful or extravagant, esp in the use of money or property
  70. prodigious
  71. profligacy
    shameless viciousness
  72. profligate
    recklessly wasteful
  73. profuse
    produced or displayed in overabundance
  74. prolix
  75. propinquity
  76. propitious
    kindly disposed
  77. prosaic
  78. proscribe
    to reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denuciation
  79. protuberant
  80. provident
    anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies
  81. prudence
  82. puerile
  83. pugnacious
  84. punctilious
    strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom
  85. pungency
    the quality of affecting the sense of smell
  86. pusillanimous
    without spirit or bravery
  87. pyre
    a heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body
  88. qualm
    a fit of nausea
  89. quandary
    a puzzling predicament
  90. quibble
    an utterly trivial distinction or objection
  91. quiescence
    being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
  92. quiescent
    being in a state of repose or inaction
  93. quixotic
    chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree
  94. quotidian
    of an everyday character; ordinary
  95. raconteur
    a person skilled in telling stories
  96. ramify
    to divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions
  97. rapacious
    sieze by force, avaricious
  98. raucous
  99. reactionary
    pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction
  100. rebuff
    a peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches
  101. recalcitrant
    marked by stubborn resistance
  102. recant
    to withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained)
  103. reciprocity
    equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed
  104. recluse
    one who lives in retirement or seclusion
  105. recondite
    incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding
  106. recrudescent
    becoming raw or sore again
  107. recuperate
    to recover
  108. redoutable
  109. redress
    to set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrongdoer
  110. refractory
    not amenable to control
  111. regale
    to give unusual pleasure
  112. regicide
    the killing of king or sovereign
  113. reiterate
    to say or do again and again
  114. relapse
    to suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery
  115. remonstrate
    to present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong
  116. renovate
    to restore
  117. repast
    a meal; figuratively, any refreshment
  118. repel
    to force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally
  119. repine
    to indulge in fretfulness and faultingfinding
  120. reprobate
    one abandoned to depravity and sin
  121. repudiate
    to refuse to have anything to do with
  122. repulsive
    grossly offensive
  123. requisite
  124. requite
    to replay either good or evil to, as to a person
  125. rescind
    to make void, as an act, by enacting authority or a superior authority
  126. resilience
    the power of springing back to a former position
  127. resonance
    able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations
  128. respite
    interval or rest
  129. restive
    resisting control
  130. retinue
    the group of people who accompany an important person during travels
  131. revere
    to regard with worship vernation
  132. reverent
  133. ribald
    indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity
  134. risible
    capable of exciting laughter
  135. rotund
    round from fullness of plumpness
  136. ruffian
    a lawless or recklessly brutal fellow
  137. ruminate
    to chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated