beyond 1

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  1. alloy
    to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior; (unalloyed means pure)
  2. appropriate
    to take for one's own use, confiscate
  3. arrest, arresting
    to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention: as in arrested adolescence, an arresting portrait
  4. bent
    leaning, inclination proclivity, tendency: He had a naturally artistic bent.
  5. broach
    bring up, announce, begin to talk about
  6. brook
    to tolerate, endure, countenace
  7. cardinal
    major, as in cardinal sin
  8. color
    to change as if by dyeing, i.e., to distort, gloss or affect (usually the first): Yellow journalism colored the truth.
  9. consequential
    pompous, self-important (primary definitions are: logically following; important)
  10. damp
    to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound
  11. die
    a tool used for shaping, as in a tool-and-die shop
  12. essay
    to test or try; attempt, experiment: The newly born fawn essayed a few wobbly steps.
  13. exact
    to demand, call for, require, take: Even a victorious war exacts a heavy price.
  14. fell
    to cause to fall by striking: The lumberjacks arrived and felled many trees.
  15. fell
    inhumanly cruel: Fell beasts surrounded the explorers
  16. flip
    sarcastic, impertinent, as in flippant: a flip remark
  17. grouse
    to complain or grumble
  18. guy
    a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy: Think guide
  19. intimate
    to imply, suggest, or insinuate: Are you intimating that I cannot be trusted?
  20. list
    to tilt or lean to one side: The ship's broken mast listed helplessly in the wind.
  21. meet
    fitting, proper: It is altogether meet that Jackie Robinson is in the baseball hall of fame.
  22. milk
    to exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of: I milked the position for all it was worth.
  23. mince
    pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak too carefully: Don't mince words. Also, to take tiny steps, tiptoe
  24. nice
    exacting, fastidious, extremely precise: He made a nice distinction between the two cases.
  25. obtain
    to be established, accepted, or customary: Those standards no longer obtain.
  26. occult
    hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
  27. pedestrian
    commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian
  28. pied
    multicolored, usually in blotches: The Pied Piper of Hamlin was so called because of his multicolored coat.
  29. pine
    to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn
  30. pluck
    courage, spunk, fortitude: Churchill's speeches inspired the pluck of his countrymen during the war.
  31. prize
    to pry, to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils: The information was prized from him.
  32. rail
    to complain about bitterly: Early American progressives railed against the railroad barons.
  33. rent
    torn, past of rend: He rent his garments; an opening or tear caused by such: a large rent in the fabric
  34. quail
    to lose courage, turn frightened
  35. qualify
    to limit: Let me qualify that statement.
  36. sap
    to enervate or weaken the vitality of: That race sapped my strength.
  37. sap
    a fool or nitwit: Don't be a sap!
  38. scurvy
    contemptible, despicable: He was a scurvy old reprobate.
  39. singular
    exceptional, unusual, odd: He was singularly well-suited for the job.
  40. stand
    a group of trees
  41. steep
    to saturate or completely soak, as in to let a tea bag steep: She was steeped in esoteric knowledge.
  42. strut
    the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
  43. table
    to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration: They tabled the motion and will consider it again later
  44. tender
    to proffer or offer: He tendered his resignation.
  45. waffle
    to equivocate; to change one's position: His destractors say that the President waffles too much; he can never make up his mind.
  46. wag
    wit, joker; Groucho Marx was a well-known wag.
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2010-08-16 19:18:41

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