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  1. Mawkish
    Characterized by sick sentimentality
  2. Maverick
    An independent, nonconformist person
  3. Maudlin
    Weakly sentimental
  4. Manifold
    Diverse, varied
  5. Manifest
    To show plainly
  6. Mandate
    A command
  7. Malleable
    Capable of being shaped
  8. Malevolent
    Wishing harm to befall others
  9. Malediction
    A curse
  10. Magnanimous
    Noble, generous
  11. Maelstrom
    A whirlpool
  12. Lurid
    Ghastly, sensational
  13. Luminous
    Brightly shining
  14. Lucid
    Clear
  15. Litigant
    Someone engaged in a lawsuit
  16. Lithe
    Flexible, supple
  17. Linchpin
    Something that holds separate parts together
  18. Limpid
    Clear
  19. Licentious
    Immoral
  20. Libertarian
    Advocating free will
  21. Liability
    A burden
  22. Lethargic
    Lacking energy
  23. Lenient
    Demonstrating tolerance
  24. Legerdemain
    Deception
  25. Lavish
    Extravagant
  26. Laudatory
    Praise-worthy
  27. Latent
    Hidden
  28. Largess
    A generous giving
  29. Larceny
    A theft of property
  30. Languid
    Lethargic
  31. Laconic
    Terse in speech or writing
  32. Laceration
    A cut, tear
  33. Kudos
    A praise
  34. Knell
    The sound of a bell, often at funeral
  35. Juxtaposition
    The act of placing two things next to each other for comparison
  36. Judicious
    Exercising sound judgment
  37. Jubilant
    Extremely joyful
  38. Jejune
    Dull, insipid
  39. Irrevocable
    Incapable of being taken back
  40. Irreverence
    Disrespect
  41. Iridescent
    Showing rainbow colors
  42. Irascible
    Easily angered
  43. Inviolable
    Secure from assault
  44. Intractable
    Unmanageable
  45. Intransigient
    Refusing to compromise
  46. Intrepid
    Brave in the face of danger
  47. Inundate
    To flood
  48. Inure
    To get used to
  49. Invective
    A verbal attack
  50. Inveterate
    Stubbornly established by habit
  51. Obtuse
    Lacking intellect
  52. Odious
    Instill hatred
  53. Maxim
    Adage
  54. Meager
    A small amount
  55. Medley
    A mixture
  56. Mendacious
    Intending to deceive
  57. Mercurial
    Characterized by rapid change or temperamentality
  58. Melee
    A brawl
  59. Meritorious
    Praise-worthy
  60. Metamorphosis
    The change of form
  61. Meticulous
    Extremely attentive to details
  62. Mitigate
    To lessen
  63. Moderate
    Not extreme
  64. Modicum
    A small amount
  65. Modulate
    To pass from one state to another
  66. Mollify
    To soothe
  67. Morass
    A difficult situation
  68. Mores
    Moral principles
  69. Multifarious
    Having great variety
  70. Morose
    Sullen
  71. Mundane
    Ordinary
  72. Munificence
    Generosity
  73. Mutable
    Changeable
  74. Myriad
    Consisting of a very great number
  75. Nadir
    The lowest point
  76. Nascent
    Beginning
  77. Nebulous
    Cloudy
  78. Nefarious
    Villainous
  79. Negligent
    Habitually careless
  80. Neophyte
    A beginner
  81. Nocturnal
    Occuring during the night
  82. Noisome
    Offensive smell
  83. Nomadic
    Wandering from place to place
  84. Nominal
    A small amount
  85. Nonchalant
    Indifferent
  86. Nondescript
    Lacking a distinctive character
  87. Notorious
    Unfavorably famous
  88. Novice
    A beginner
  89. Noxious
    Harmful, unwholesome
  90. Nuance
    A slight change in meaning
  91. Nurture
    To assist the development of
  92. Obdurate
    Stubborn
  93. Obfuscate
    To confuse
  94. Oblique
    Not straightforward
  95. Oblivious
    Lacking awareness of something
  96. Obscure
    Unclear
  97. Obsequious
    Excessively compliant
  98. Obsolete
    Out of date
  99. Obstinate
    Stubborn
  100. Obstreperous
    Noisy, unruly
  101. Venerable
    Deserving respect
  102. Veneer
    A facade
  103. Vehemently
    Intensely passionate
  104. Variegated
    Diversified
  105. Vapid
    Dull, insipid
  106. Validate
    To support
  107. Vagary
    A whim
  108. Vacuous
    Stupid
  109. Vacillate
    To fluctuate, hesitate
  110. Utopia
    A place of perfection
  111. Utilitarian
    Useful
  112. Usurp
    To seize by force
  113. Upbraid
    To criticize
  114. Undulate
    To move in waves
  115. Unctuous
    Smooth in manner
  116. Uncanny
    Of supernatural character
  117. Umbrage
    Offense
  118. Zephyr
    A gentle breeze
  119. Zenith
    A peak
  120. Zealous
    Fervent
  121. Yoke
    To join
  122. Wrath
    Vengeful anger
  123. Wizened
    Wrinkled, dry, shrunken
  124. Wistful
    Full of yearning
  125. Winsome
    Charming
  126. Wily
    Sly
  127. Whimsical
    Fanciful, full of whims
  128. Wanton
    Immoral, lewd, lustful
  129. Wane
    To dwindle
  130. Wallow
    To pity oneself
  131. Vociferous
    Loud, boisterous
  132. Vocation
    Profession
  133. Vivacious
    Lively, sprightly
  134. Vituperate
    To berate
  135. Vitriolic
    Having a caustic quality
  136. Viscous
    Thick
  137. Virtuoso
    One who excels in an art
  138. Vindictive
    Vengeful
  139. Vindicate
    To avenge; free from blame
  140. Vilify
    To slander, defame
  141. Vigilant
    Watchful, alert
  142. Vicissitude
    Event that occurs by chance
  143. Vicarious
    Experiencing through another
  144. Vex
    To confuse or annoy
  145. Vestige
    A trace
  146. Verdant
    Green in color
  147. Verbose
    Wordy
  148. Veracity
    Truthfulness
  149. Venerate
    To respect
  150. Instigate
    To urge, goad
  151. Insolent
    Rude
  152. Insipid
    Dull, vapid
  153. Insinuate
    To imply
  154. Insidious
    Beguiling but harmful
  155. Insatiable
    Incapable of being satisfied
  156. Inquisitor
    One who inquires, especially in a hostile manner
  157. Inoculate
    To vaccinate
  158. Innuendo
    Insinuation
  159. Innovate
    To do something in an unprecedented way
  160. Innocuous
    Harmless
  161. Innate
    Inborn, inherent
  162. Injunction
    An order of official warning
  163. Iniquity
    Wickedness or sin
  164. Inimical
    Hostile
  165. Inhibit
    To prevent
  166. Ingenuous
    Genuine
  167. Ingenious
    Clever
  168. Infusion
    An injection of one substance into another
  169. Infamy
    Notoriety, extrem ill-repute
  170. Inextricable
    Hopelessly tangled
  171. Inexorable
    Incapable of being persuaded
  172. Inept
    Not suitable
  173. Ineffable
    Not expressable
  174. Induce
    To stimulate
  175. Indomitable
    Incapable of being dominated
  176. Indolent
    Lazy
  177. Indignant
    Anger sparked by something unjust
  178. Indigent
    Poor, impoverished
  179. Indigenous
    Originating in a region
  180. Indefatigable
    Incapable of defeat, failure, decay
  181. Incumbent
    Obligatory; one who holds an office
  182. Increment
    Small increase
  183. Incorrigible
    Incapable of correction
  184. Incontrovertible
    Indisputable
  185. Inclination
    A tendency, propensity
  186. Incisive
    Sharp
  187. Inchoate
    In the beginning stage, disorganized
  188. Incessant
    Unending
  189. Incendiary
    Combustible
  190. Incarnate
    To give human form to
  191. Inarticulate
    Incapable of expressing oneself clearly through speech
  192. Inane
    Silly, asinine
  193. Intimation
    An indirect suggestion
  194. Interminable
    Indefinite
  195. Interlocutor
    Someone who participates in a conversation
  196. Interject
    To insert between other things
  197. Integral
    Necessary for completeness
  198. Insurgent
    A rebel
  199. Insular
    Separated and narrow-minded
  200. Renovate
    To restore to original state
  201. Remiss
    Negligent
  202. Reproach
    To criticize
  203. Reprove
    Reproach
  204. Recapitulate
    To sum up, repeat
  205. Recalcitrant
    Stubborn
  206. Rebuke
    Reprove, reproach
  207. Raze
    To demolish
  208. Regurgitate
    To vomit
  209. Rancor
    Resentment, umbrage
  210. Rancid
    Having a terrible taste or smell
  211. Rail
    To scold, protest
  212. Quixotic
    Impractical
  213. Querulous
    Complaining, petulant
  214. Quell
    To control a potentially explosive situation
  215. Quandary
    A perplexing unresolvable state
  216. Quaint
    Charmingly old-fashioned
  217. Quagmire
    A difficult situation
  218. Putrid
    Rotten, foul
  219. Punitive
    Involving punishment
  220. Pungent
    Having a pointed, sharp quality, often used to describe smells
  221. Reservoir
    Reserves
  222. Rescind
    To take back
  223. Requisition
    A demand for goods, usually by an authority
  224. Reputable
    Of good reputation
  225. Repulse
    To disgust
  226. Refute
    To prove wrong
  227. Reprehensible
    Deserving rebuke
  228. Raucous
    Loud, boisterous
  229. Rash
    Hasty
  230. Rapport
    Mutual understaning and harmony
  231. Replete
    Complete, full
  232. Repose
    To lie down
  233. Renunciation
    Rejection, especially by public announcement
  234. Reprobate
    Evil, unprincipled
  235. Repentant
    Penitent
  236. Repudiate
    To reject
  237. Reciprocate
    To give in return
  238. Refurbish
    To restore
  239. Renown
    Honor, acclaim
  240. Quotidian
    Daily
  241. Refract
    To distort
  242. Redoubtable
    Formidable
  243. Relegate
    To assign
  244. Rectitude
    Uprightness
  245. Reconcile
    To return to harmony
  246. Reclusive
    Solitary
  247. Remedial
    Intended to rectify or improve
  248. Relish
    To enjoy
  249. Reprieve
    A temporary delay of punishment
  250. Ascertain
    To learn
  251. Artisan
    A craftsman
  252. Artifact
    A remaining piece from an extinct culture
  253. Arrogate
    To take without justification
  254. Arid
    Excessively dry
  255. Ardor
    Extreme enthusiasm
  256. Archetypal
    The most representative example of something
  257. Archaic
    Ancient
  258. Arcane
    Known only by a few, esoteric
  259. Arboreal
    Relating to trees
  260. Arbitration
    The act of resolving a dispute
  261. Arbitrary
    Random
  262. Arbiter
    One who can resolve a dispute
  263. Arable
    Suitable for growing crops
  264. Aquatic
    Relating to water
  265. Appropriate
    To acquire
  266. Approbation
    Praise
  267. Apprehend
    To arrest; understand
  268. Behemoth
    Something of tremendous power or size
  269. Beguile
    To deceive
  270. Battery
    An assault
  271. Bashful
    Shy, timid
  272. Bard
    A poet
  273. Bane
    A source of harm or ruin
  274. Banal
    Dull, commonplace
  275. Ballad
    A love song or narrative poem
  276. Balk
    To stop short and refuse to proceed
  277. Aversion
    A dislike
  278. Avenge
    To seek revenge
  279. Avarice
    Greed
  280. Austere
    Bare, bleak
  281. Auspicious
    Favorable
  282. Augment
    To add to, expand
  283. Audible
    Able to be heard
  284. Audacious
    Bold
  285. Atypical
    Not typical, unusual
  286. Attribute
    To credit
  287. Attain
    To achieve
  288. Atrophy
    To wither away
  289. Atone
    To repent
  290. Asylum
    A refuge
  291. Astute
    Very clever
  292. Assuage
    To soothe
  293. Assiduous
    Diligent
  294. Assess
    To evaluate
  295. Assail
    To attack
  296. Aspire
    To long for
  297. Aspersion
    Slander, invective
  298. Ascribe
    To attribute
  299. Ascetic
    Practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
  300. Pariah
    An outcast
  301. Paramount
    Greatest in importance
  302. Paragon
    A model of excellence
  303. Paradox
    A contradictory statement
  304. Paradigm
    Paragon
  305. Panacea
    A remedy for all ills
  306. Pallid
    Lacking color
  307. Palliate
    To soothe
  308. Palette
    A range of colors or qualities
  309. Palatable
    Agreeable to taste
  310. Pacific
    Soothing, calm
  311. Ostracism
    Exclusion from a group
  312. Ostentatious
    Pompous, glitzy
  313. Ostensible
    Appearing as such, seemingly
  314. Oscillate
    To sway from one side to the other
  315. Orthodox
    Conventional
  316. Ornate
    Excessively decorated
  317. Oration
    A speech
  318. Opulent
    Characterized by rich abundance
  319. Onerous
    Difficult
  320. Ominous
    Foreboding evil
  321. Officious
    Meddlesome
  322. Pillage
    To plunder
  323. Phlegmatic
    Indifferent
  324. Pinnacle
    The highest point
  325. Philanthropic
    Charitable, giving
  326. Petulance
    Rudeness
  327. Pervasive
    Spreading throughout
  328. Perusal
    A review
  329. Pertinacious
    Stubbornly persistent
  330. Perplex
    To confuse
  331. Perspicacity
    Shrewdness
  332. Pert
    Bold, flippant
  333. Pernicious
    Harmful
  334. Permeate
    To spread throughout
  335. Perfunctory
    Indifference
  336. Perfidious
    Disloyal
  337. Penurious
    Miserly, stingy
  338. Penitent
    Regretful
  339. Penchant
    Preference
  340. Penulimate
    Next to last
  341. Pellucid
    Clear
  342. Pejorative
    Derogatory
  343. Paucity
    Small in quantity
  344. Pathos
    Emotion of sympathy
  345. Pathology
    A deviation from the normal
  346. Patent
    Clear
  347. Partisan
    A follower, adherent
  348. Parsimony
    Frugality, stinginess
  349. Parody
    A satirical imitation
  350. Impute
    To ascribe
  351. Impudent
    Insolent, rude
  352. Impregnable
    Resistant to penetration
  353. Implicit
    Implied
  354. Implicate
    To involve in an incriminating way
  355. Implement
    To put into effect; an instrument
  356. Inplacable
    Incapable of being appeased
  357. Impinge
    To impact; to encroach, infringe
  358. Impetuous
    Rash
  359. Impervious
    Impenetrable
  360. Impertinent
    Rude, insolent
  361. Imperious
    Domineering
  362. Imperative
    Necessary
  363. Impecunious
    Poor
  364. Impeccable
    Flawless, exemplary
  365. Impassive
    Stoic
  366. Immutable
    Not changeable
  367. Immerse
    To deeply involve, engross
  368. Illicit
    Illegal
  369. Ignominious
    Humiliating
  370. Idolatrous
    Worshipping a person or object
  371. Idiosyncratic
    Peculiar to one person
  372. Iconoclast
    One who attacks common beliefs
  373. Hypothetical
    Assumed true, but unproven
  374. Hypocrisy
    Pretending to believe what one does not
  375. Hierarchy
    A system of ranked groups
  376. Hiatus
    A break
  377. Heterogeneous
    Varied
  378. Heinous
    Repugnant, shockingly wicked
  379. Hegemony
    Domination over others
  380. Hedonist
    One who pursues in pleasure
  381. Haughty
    Disdainfully proud
  382. Harrowing
    Greatly distressing
  383. Hardy
    Robust, capable of surviving harsh conditions
  384. Harangue
    A rant
  385. Hapless
    Unlucky
  386. Hallowed
    Revered, consecrated
  387. Hackneyed
    Trite
  388. Guile
    Deception
  389. Grievous
    Injurious; serious
  390. Gregarious
    Outgoing
  391. Gratuitous
    Uncalled for
  392. Grandoise
    On a magnificent scale
  393. Grandiloquence
    Lofty, pompous language
  394. Gourmand
    Someone fond of eating and drinking
  395. Goad
    To urge, spur
  396. Gluttony
    Overindulgence in food
  397. Genial
    Affable
  398. Garrulous
    Talkative
  399. Garish
    Gaudy, in bad taste
  400. Demure
    Quiet, reserved
  401. Demean
    To lower the status of something
  402. Demarcation
    Outline
  403. Demagogue
    A leader who appeals to people's prejudice
  404. Delineate
    To outline
  405. Deliberate
    Intentional
  406. Deleterious
    Harmful
  407. Delegate
    To hand over responsibility
  408. Defunct
    No longer used or existing
  409. Deft
    Skillful
  410. Defile
    To make impure
  411. Deferential
    Showing respect
  412. Defer
    To postpone; to yield to another's wisdom
  413. Defamatory
    Harmful toward another's reputation
  414. Deface
    To ruin something's appearance
  415. Decry
    To criticize o
  416. Decorous
    Socially proper
  417. Debunk
    To expose the falseness of something
  418. Debauch
    To corrupt by means of sensual pleasure
  419. Debase
    To adulterate, defile
  420. Debacle
    A disastrous failure
  421. Dearth
    A lack, scarcity
  422. Daunting
    Intimidating
  423. Curtail
    To reduce
  424. Curt
    Abrupt, short
  425. Cursory
    Hasty, superficial
  426. Cupidity
    Greed
  427. Cunning
    Sly
  428. Cumulative
    Increasing
  429. Diffuse
    To scatter
  430. Diffident
    Lacking self-confidence
  431. Didactic
    Intended to instruct
  432. Diaphanous
    Transparent, light
  433. Dialect
    A variation of language
  434. Devious
    Deceitful
  435. Deter
    To discourage
  436. Destitute
    Impoverished, utterly lacking
  437. Despot
    One who has total power and rules brutally
  438. Despondent
    Depressed
  439. Desolate
    Deserted, dreary, lifeless
  440. Desiccated
    Dried up
  441. Desecrate
    To violate the sacredness of
  442. Derivative
    Unoriginal
  443. Deride
    To mock, scorn
  444. Derelict
    Abandoned, run-down
  445. Deprecate
    To belittle
  446. Depravity
    Wickedness
  447. Deplore
    To disapprove
  448. Denounce
    To criticize
  449. Denigrate
    To belittle
  450. Resilient
    Able to recover from misfortune
  451. Resolute
    Determined
  452. Resolve
    To find solution; firmly decide
  453. Respite
    A break
  454. Resplendent
    Glowing, shiny
  455. Restitution
    Restoration to the rightful owner
  456. Restive
    Stubborn
  457. Retract
    To withdraw
  458. Revel
    To enjoy
  459. Revere
    To respect, venerate
  460. Revoke
    To take back
  461. Rhapsodize
    To engage in excessive enthusiasm
  462. Ribald
    Crudely humorous
  463. Rife
    Abundant
  464. Ruminate
    To contemplate, reflect
  465. Ruse
    A trick
  466. Saccharine
    Sweet
  467. Sacrosanct
    Sacred
  468. Sagacity
    Shrewdness, perspicacity
  469. Salient
    Significant, conspicuous
  470. Salutation
    Greeting
  471. Salve
    A soothing balm
  472. Sanctimonious
    Giving a hypocritical appearance of piety
  473. Sanguine
    Optimistic, cheery
  474. Satiate
    To satisfy fully
  475. Scathing
    Hurtful, sharp, critical
  476. Scintillating
    Sparkling
  477. Scrupulous
    Careful
  478. Scurrilous
    Vulgar, coarse
  479. Sedentary
    Sitting, settled
  480. Semaphore
    A visual signal
  481. Seminal
    Original, important
  482. Sensual
    Involving sensory gratification
  483. Sensuous
    Sensual
  484. Serendipity
    Luck, finding good things without looking
  485. Serene
    Calm
  486. Servile
    Subservient
  487. Sinuous
    Winding
  488. Sobriety
    Sedate, calm
  489. Solicitous
    Concerned, attentive
  490. Spurious
    Plausible
  491. Staid
    Sedate, serious, self-restrained
  492. Solipsistic
    Believing that oneself is all that exists
  493. Soluble
    Able to dissolve
  494. Solvent
    Able to pay debts
  495. Somnolent
    Sleepy, drowsy
  496. Sophomoric
    Immature, uninformed
  497. Sovereign
    Having absolute authority in a certain realm
  498. Speculative
    Not based in fact
  499. Stagnate
    To become inactive

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