Elite SAT Vocab 1 - 1000

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Elite SAT Vocab 1 - 1000
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Elite SAT Vocab 1 - 1000
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  1. ineffable
    incapable of being expressed
  2. revere
    to honor
  3. forage
    to search for food or provisions
  4. scale
    to climb
  5. sect
    a small group, esp. religious, united by a specific set of beliefs
  6. vernacular
    informal speech; native language
  7. sanguine
    optimistic, cheerful
  8. kindle
    to build a fire; to set on fire or ignite; to arouse
  9. ruminate
    to ponder at length
  10. culpable
    deserving blame or punishment
  11. lummox
    a clumsy person
  12. idiosyncrasy
    a particular, peculiar, or eccentric trait
  13. dissemble
    to deceive or conceal; to hide one's motives; to simulate
  14. lugubrious
    sad or mournful, esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous
  15. internecine
    pertaining to conflict whitin a group; mutually destructive
  16. impudent
    rude, shameless
  17. abolish
    to put to an end to
  18. acquiesce
    to agree without protest
  19. rural
    relating to the country or farming
  20. chimerical
    created by or as if by a fanciful imagination
  21. odyssey
    a long, adventurous journey
  22. rail
    to speak bitterly or reproachfully
  23. gratuitous
    unnecessary or inappropriate
  24. inherent
    included as an essential part; intrinsic
  25. saga
    a long prose narrative, often telling of adventure or heroism; a long detailed report
  26. primeval
    relating to the beginning of the first world ages
  27. mammoth
    very large; of clumsy or unwieldly size
  28. marquee
    a sign over the entrance to a public building
  29. intimate
    to make known subtly; to hint
  30. revert
    to return to a former condition
  31. ulterior
    lying beyond what is evident, revealed, or claimed
  32. sedentary
    sitting down most of the time
  33. quell
    to ease; to calm down
  34. forensic
    related to the law or debate
  35. clique
    exclusive group of people
  36. clandestine
    done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper
  37. surmount
    to overcome (e.g, an obstacle); to climb to the top of
  38. pilfer
    to steal a small amount
  39. sweltering
    oppressively hot and humid
  40. subterfuge
    a sneaky or devious method for avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness
  41. respite
    temporary relief
  42. endorse
    to give approval or support
  43. niche
    a place or situation suited for a person or thing; a recess in a wall
  44. ellipsis
    in a sentence, the omission of a word replaced bu three periods
  45. apt
    appropriate; having a natural tendency
  46. ersatz
    artificial; not genuine; fake
  47. serene
    calm and peaceful
  48. instigate
    to stir up or arouse; to foment
  49. predominant
    surpassing all others; most common
  50. valedictory
    a farewell speech
  51. blunder
    to move carelessly
  52. foolhardy
    reckless; bold without judgment
  53. abundant
    in great supply
  54. haphazard
    occurring or happening by mere chance
  55. toxic
    poisonous; dangerous
  56. bow
    forward part of a ship; prow
  57. conspire
    to plan secretly together
  58. erode
    to wear away slowly
  59. persist
    to continue despite difficulty
  60. apex
    the highest point
  61. diction
    word choice in speech or writing; degree of clarity in speaking
  62. mentor
    a counselor or teacher
  63. bravura
    a showy display
  64. segue
    an easy, effective or uninterrupted transition
  65. brazen
    showing shameless, insolent boldness; made of brass
  66. jingoism
    an extreme patriotism
  67. extradite
    to deliver someone (e.g., a fugitive) to the authority of another government or jurisdiction
  68. dappled
  69. abridge
    to reduce (a text etc.) in scope
  70. jaundice
    prejudice; bias; a yellowish discoloration of the skin
  71. eloquent
    articulate; convincing and effective in speech
  72. clairvoyant
    having the supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses
  73. derive
    to obtain from a specified source
  74. onerous
    burdensome, hard to bear
  75. dovetail
    to combine or interlock into unified whole
  76. carcass
    the dead body of an animal, esp. one slaughtered for food (also used figuratively)
  77. earshot
    the distance within which a sound can be heard
  78. feisty
    irritable; quarrelsome; full of spirit
  79. retort
    to reply, esp. in a quick or witty manner
  80. consort
    to associate; to keep company
  81. parrot
    to blindly repeat or copy
  82. extraneous
    not an essential part of; unimportant
  83. interdict
    to forbid or stop the activities or entry of
  84. belie
    to picture falsely; to contradict
  85. solemn
    serious; grave
  86. vigorous
    energetic; forceful; strong and healthy
  87. mire
    a swamp or bog
  88. synthesis
    the combination of separate parts into a unified whole
  89. gangly
    awkwardly tall
  90. mausoleum
    a huge tomb
  91. maxim
    a short saying expressing a general principle
  92. regimen
    a set of rules, usually followed for therapeutic effect
  93. saturnine
    of a gloomy temperament
  94. stigma
    a sign of disgrace; a mark that lowers a reputation
  95. histrionic
    overly dramatic, theatrical
  96. innovative
    marked by a new or unusual way of doing things
  97. bilious
    bad-tempered; cross
  98. choleric
    easily angered; bad tempered
  99. rebuff
    to refuse someone; to reject an offer
  100. warp
    to distort, as a twist or bend
  101. abdicate
    to willingly give up the position of king
  102. nimble
    fast and light in motion
  103. aftermath
    a result of consequence
  104. indict
    to formally accuse of criminal activity
  105. amuck
    frenzied, esp. violently
  106. subsidy
    monetary assistance
  107. rear
    to raise children
  108. ingenious
    inventive, cunning, clever
  109. explicit
    fully revealed or made clear
  110. juggernaut
    a terrible, irresistable force
  111. jurisdiction
    the extent of authority or control; the right and power to interpret and apply the law
  112. woebegone
    affected with great sadness, esp. as reflected in one's appearance
  113. valiant
    courageous, brave, as in battle
  114. polemic
    a controversial argument, esp. attacking a particular opinion
  115. peccadillo
    minor sin
  116. saturate
    to soak or fill to capacity
  117. edict
    an authority order issued publicly; a decree
  118. hiatus
    an interruption in activity or progress
  119. constitute
    to make up the parts of; to compose
  120. estuary
    the part of river that meets a sea
  121. mettle
    courage; strength of character
  122. phlegmatic
    having a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
  123. ad hoc
    for a specific purpose and no other; improvised
  124. extemporaneous
    done with little or no preparation
  125. trek
    to travel or migrate, esp slowlt or with great difficulty
  126. ensue
    to happen subsequently
  127. palette
    a board which an artist can hold while painting and on which colors can be mixed
  128. gallant
    brave and noble
  129. bazaar
    a market consisting of a street lined with shops
  130. diurnal
    daily; occurring during the daytime
  131. ardent
    passionate or enthusiastic
  132. postscript
    additional information added to the end of a letter or other document
  133. pallet
    a narrow, hard or straw-filled mattress; an often wooden platform used for moving and storing freight
  134. decorum
    polite behavior
  135. currency
    general acceptance or use; the state of being up-to-date
  136. eon
    a long period of time
  137. effrontery
    bold and insulting behavior
  138. dictum
    an authoritative, often formal, pronouncement
  139. cordial
    warm and friendly; polite and respectful
  140. impalpable
    that which cannot be felt by touching; not easily understood
  141. ovation
    enthusiastic and lengthy applause
  142. pittance
    a small amount, esp. of money
  143. confide
    to tell something in secret
  144. dual
    composed of two parts
  145. exhaustive
  146. manuscript
    a book or other document written by hand; an author's original copy of a document submitted for publication
  147. knell
    to ring in a slow, solemn way
  148. de facto
    actual or effective, esp. when without legal authority; in fact
  149. scour
    to wash by scrubbing vigorously
  150. agape
    wide open
  151. dauntless
    incapable of being intimidated
  152. nondescript
    lacking distinction or individual character
  153. cardinal
    of main importance; principal
  154. paraphrase
    to restate in different words; to summarize
  155. debonair
    easy and carefree in manner
  156. circumscribe
    to define the limits of
  157. cascade
    a waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a succession of stages, processes, or units
  158. etymology
    the study of origins of words
  159. etiquette
    the forms of behavior of polite society
  160. dissident
    disagreeing or dissenting, especially politically
  161. cerebral
    pertaining to the brain; intellectual
  162. chronology
    arrangement of events in time
  163. scribe
    a professional copyist of manuscripts and documents, esp. in ancient times
  164. dilate
    to make wider; to expand
  165. demagogue
    a leader who obtains power by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the people
  166. remunerate
    to pay or compensate
  167. sentinel
    one who keeps watch
  168. testy
    irritable; touchy
  169. foliage
  170. engender
    to beget; to cause; to promote
  171. genocide
    killing of a whole national or ethnic group
  172. bristle
    to react in an angry or offended manner
  173. quid pro quo
    an equal exchange or substitution
  174. segregate
    to separate into groups or parts
  175. bolster
    to support or strengthen
  176. abstract
    without reference to specific instance or concrete existence; theoretical
  177. mosaic
    an image created by the assembly of many small colored pieces, e.g., tiles
  178. glut
    an oversupply
  179. toddle
    to walk with short, unsteady steps, like a child
  180. pulverize
    to crush; to grind into powder or dust
  181. crony
    A long time friend or close companion
  182. incongruous
    lacking agreement; incompatible
  183. complaisant
    showing a desire to please; cheerfully obliging
  184. cumbersome
    clumsy or difficult to manage
  185. inhibit
    to hold back
  186. staunch
    strongly loyal
  187. spontaneous
    occurring naturally or without forethought
  188. urbane
  189. aberration
    a departure from what is right, true, or expected
  190. momentous
    of extreme importance
  191. conscript
    to draft compulsorily, esp. into military service
  192. evoke
    to call forth or call to mind
  193. fastidious
    showing or acting with careful attention to detail; not easy to please; very critical or discriminating
  194. unequivocal
    very clear; definite
  195. temporize
    to act evasively in order to gain time
  196. figurehead
    a person with apparent but no real authority
  197. accommodate
    to oblige; to provide a service or favor; to fit
  198. temporal
    relating to time
  199. aboveboard
    without dishonesty or concealment
  200. ad infinitum
    lasting forever; continuously
  201. rouse
    to wake or provoke
  202. piquant
    agreeably pungent or sharp in taste; tart ; agreeably stimulated or interesting
  203. endow
    to provide with material goods, talents, or qualities
  204. xenophobia
    fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners
  205. fathom
    to understand or comprehend;to determine the depth of
  206. couch
    to phrase in a particular way
  207. banal
    dull or stale; commonplace
  208. superlative
    excellent; of the highest quality
  209. skirmish
    a minor conflict
  210. lassitude
    a feeling of weakness
  211. deranged
    mentally disturbed
  212. draconian
    extremely harsh and severe
  213. svelte
    slender and graceful in outline
  214. resilient
    able to recover quickly
  215. crux
    an essential or pivotal point; a perplexing difficulty
  216. dapper
    neatly dressed; trim; stylish
  217. apprehension
    worry or unease
  218. tender
    • to offer formally
    • a legal offer; something, esp. money, offered in payment
  219. gradient
    a ramp or slope
  220. vantage
    a position that gives a wide view
  221. waggish
    mischievous; playful
  222. reminisce
    to recall the past, esp. fondly
  223. recluse
    one who hides from the world
  224. knoll
    a small rounded hill
  225. canard
    a false report
  226. quip
    a remark or reply that is witty or sarcastic
  227. unkempt
  228. cadaver
    a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected
  229. shade
    a small variation, a nuance, a small amout
  230. warren
    an enclosed space in which rabbits breed or are numerous; any place that is crowded like a rabbit warren
  231. precede
    to go before
  232. coalesce
    to grow together; to marge into a single body
  233. furrow
    a trench in the earth made by a plow, a wrinkle
  234. recede
    to go back; to withdraw
  235. flower
    to reach the best or most vigorous stage
  236. lore
    knowledge about a particular subject, esp. of a traditional or popular nature
  237. recur
    to repeat; to occur again
  238. groteque
    strangely or absurdly distorted
  239. flail
    to strike about, to hit wildly
  240. repose
    relaxation; a state of rest
  241. sullen
    showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people
  242. consul
    official residing in a foreign country
  243. baffle
    to frustrate, as by confusing
  244. candor
    frankness or sincerity of expression
  245. slovenly
    careless about one's own appearance
  246. affluence
  247. fluctuate
    to move back and forth or up and down, esp. unpredictable
  248. voluble
  249. quixotic
    foolishly idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous; impulsive or capricious
  250. remonstrate
    to make objections
  251. tangible
    able to be touched or treated as real
  252. embroil
    to engage in trouble; to complicate
  253. homely
    unattractive, plain looking
  254. stamina
    resistance to fatigue or hardship; endurance
  255. primp
    to dress or groom with careful attention to detail
  256. posterity
    future generations
  257. kindling
    dry sticks of wood used to start a fire
  258. rift
    a break in friendly relations
  259. rancid
    spoiled or rotten (esp. oils or fats)
  260. shard
    a fragment of a brittle substance, e.g, glass or pottery
  261. sarcasm
    harsh, often ironic ridicule , intended to hurt
  262. deluge
    a great flood
  263. extortion
    taking (property or money) by force or threat of force
  264. comely
    attractive or pleasing in appearance; pretty; handsome
  265. vogue
    prevailing fashion
  266. obsequious
    showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
  267. scion
    an heir; a descendant
  268. bowdlerize
    to censor, esp. prudishly
  269. defer
    to delay; to put off
  270. become
    to be approporiate or suitable to; to look good with
  271. milestone
    an important event
  272. fleet
    moving swiftly
  273. buoy
    to keep afloat; to raise the spirits of
  274. euphony
    pleasing sound, esp. of words
  275. hierarchy
    a ranking according to status or ability; a group with authority
  276. scintillate
    to give off sparks; to be animated or brilliant
  277. anonymous
    having an unknown or unacknowledged name
  278. lineaments
    any of the features of the body, usually the face
  279. dilute
    to lessen the concentration, force or purity of by adding something
  280. zeal
    intense passion or enthusiasm
  281. blanket
    applying to all conditions or instances
  282. deviate
    to depart from the norm
  283. dynasty
    a succession of rulers or people in power from the same family
  284. detriment
    injury or damage
  285. gauge
    an instrument for measuring or testing
  286. wreak
    to inflict; to cause (something bad)
  287. maverick
    one who rebels; a nonformist; and individualist
  288. protean
    easily taking on different forms
  289. lenient
    inclined not to be strict
  290. éclat
    great brilliance, as of performance or achievement; conspicuous success
  291. ravine
    a deep, narrow gorge, esp. one worn down with running water
  292. malinger
    to act sick in order to avoid work
  293. chauvinism
    unreasoning and boastful devotion to one's country or sex
  294. placid
    calm, undisturbed
  295. voracious
    devouring; extremely hungry
  296. skulk
    to lurk; to move secretively
  297. malaise
    a vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness
  298. lineage
    direct descent from an ancestor; derivation
  299. diverge
    to depart from a set course or opinion
  300. clamber
    to crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
  301. bulwark
    a wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification
  302. acme
    the highest point; as of perfection
  303. ostracize
    to shun
  304. waif
    a homeless person; especially a child or orphan; someone who is thin and gaunt, especially a girl
  305. skittish
    nervous; easily frightened
  306. filament
    a fine wire or thread
  307. perpetuity
    a state of infinite or indefinitely long duration
  308. palpable
    capable of being handled, touched or felt; easily perceived
  309. demure
    coy; modest; reserved
  310. elucidate
    to make something clear; to clarify
  311. claustrophobia
    a fear of confined spaces
  312. mien
    bearing or manner, esp. as revealing one's inner state of mind
  313. discard
    to throw out
  314. bedlam
    any place or condition of noise and confusion
  315. chary
    very cautious
  316. mélange
    a mixture; a hodgepodge
  317. improvise
    to do without perparation
  318. indulgent
    lenient; giving to the desires of others
  319. premonition
    a sense of a future event; a warning in advance
  320. occult
    relatng to the supernatural; beyond human comprehension; mysterious
  321. queasy
    sick to one's stomach; nauseated
  322. mortal
    subject to death; causing death
  323. insidious
    subtly harmful; stealthy; sneaky
  324. beleaguered
    harassed; besieged
  325. elysian
    heavenly or delightful
  326. gist
    the main objective or point
  327. loquacious
    very talkative
  328. procrastinate
    to delay
  329. impervious
    completely resistant to penetration; unaffected
  330. fidelity
    strict faithfulness to vows or promises; exact correspondence with fact
  331. aptitude
    an inherent capacity for learning, understanding or performing
  332. parochial
    restricted; limited; narrow; local
  333. acclaim
    to praise enthusiastically, esp. publically
  334. incessant
    never pausing; continuing without a stop
  335. intrinsic
    relating to the essential nature of a something
  336. recumbent
    lying down in a position of comfort
  337. ramification
    a development or consequence resulting from a course of action
  338. gauche
    socially awkward
  339. adept
    very skilled, esp. natural talent improved by practice
  340. windfall
    unexpected good fortune
  341. curtail
    to cut short, abbreviate
  342. balk
    to stop short and refuse to continue
  343. reciprocate
    to give something in return
  344. facilitate
    to make easier
  345. pedagogy
    the art or profession of teaching
  346. pristine
    remaining in a pure state
  347. arduous
    difficult; laborious
  348. innate
    possessed at birth; inborn
  349. pique
    to arouse (interest, curiosity, etc.); to irritate
  350. rote
    mechanical memorization, often without full understanding
  351. exacerbate
    to make more violent, bitter or severe
  352. rue
    to regret
  353. esteem
    high regard; respect
  354. foster
    to bring up or nurture
  355. aesthetic
    relating to beauty
  356. specious
    seeming to be truthful on the surface, but actually false
  357. progenitor
    a direct ancestor
  358. audacious
    fearlessly, often recklessly bold; insolent
  359. fluster
    to make nervous or upset
  360. warrant
    to justify or deserve
  361. supersede
    to replace
  362. desiccate
    to dry completely
  363. cliché
    an overused expression
  364. reticence
    the quality or state of being silent or uncommunicative
  365. imbue
    to inspire; to permeate; to fill with a mood or tone
  366. propitious
    presenting favorable circumstances
  367. proficient
    very skillful, esp. through training
  368. coddle
    to treat indulgently
  369. itinerant
    traveling from place to place, esp. for work
  370. affliction
    pain; suffering; anything causing pain
  371. vagary
    an erratic notion or action
  372. précis
    a concise summary of a text
  373. enormity
    great wickedness; an evil act
  374. discriminate
    to make a clear distinction
  375. compass
    area; range; scope
  376. eclectic
    compound of materials from various sources
  377. prerogative
    an exclusive right or privilege, esp. one that is the result of heredity or official position
  378. incur
    to acquire or sustain something undesirable
  379. exigent
    requiring immediate action
  380. entail
    to have as a necessary result
  381. nebulous
    unclear; vague
  382. recount
    to tell in detail
  383. commiserate
    to express sympathy
  384. intrepid
    bold; fearless
  385. hermetic
    completely sealed, esp. from entry or escape of air
  386. erudite
  387. generic
    without a trademark; general
  388. aspiration
    a strong desire for achievement
  389. adulation
    excessive flattery or admiration
  390. efficacy
    the power to produce the desired effect
  391. temerity
    excessive boldness or rashness
  392. imperative
    urgently necessary; imossible to deter or evade
  393. bromide
    commonplace remark intended to calm; platitude
  394. empirical
    based on experience rather than a theory
  395. relegate
    to assign to an obscure place or condition
  396. envelop
    to enclose or surround
  397. argot
    specialized vocabulary unique to a particular group
  398. approbation
    official approval
  399. facetious
    playfully humorous
  400. superfluous
    unncessary; extra
  401. scrutiny
    close examination; minute inspection; a careful watch
  402. elude
    to escape from, as by daring or skill; to escape the understanding of
  403. nuance
    variation of meaning; subtlety
  404. cosmopolitan
    having worldwide scope; so sophiscated as to be at home in all parts of the world
  405. avocation
  406. degenerate
    to decline to an inferior state, often in mental or moral quality
  407. germane
    fitting and appropriate
  408. mnemonic
    pertaining to or assisting the memory
  409. breach
    some sort of violation; a gap
  410. adage
    a familiar saying; a proverb
  411. nadir
    the lowest point; the bottom
  412. denouement
    conclusion; resolution; the falling action of a story after its climax
  413. heterogenous
    not similar; very different; mixed together
  414. eclipse
    to overshadow
  415. rococo
    elaborate or overdone
  416. distend
    to stretch out; to expand
  417. astute
    showing clever awareness, esp. with respect to one's own concern
  418. kindred
    related or similar in origin or nature
  419. neophyte
    a beginner; and immature person who is learning
  420. sublime
    of high spiritual or moral worth
  421. tepid
    moderately warm; lacking force or enthusiasm
  422. equivocal
    capable of multiple interpretations; unclear
  423. versatile
    competent in many things
  424. procure
    to obtain or acquire
  425. paradox
    a statement or situation that appears contradictory
  426. heed
    to pay attention to
  427. relish
    to enjoy
  428. forebear
    a person from whom one is descended; an ancestor (usually plural)
  429. hegemony
    strong influence; domination
  430. onus
    an pleasant task or duty; a burden or obligation
  431. affinity
    a natural attraction or feeling of kinship; an inherent similarity
  432. mundane
    typical of this world; commonplace
  433. atrophy
    a wasting away, esp. of body tissue
  434. duplicity
    deception; deceitfulness; double-dealing
  435. verismilitude
    resemblance to the truth
  436. proliferate
    to grow or reproduce rapidly
  437. shibboleth
    a custom or phrase distinctive of a particular group; class, etc.
  438. congenital
    present since birth; being an essential characteristic
  439. ensemble
    a group, esp. of performers, working as a unified whole
  440. cajole
    to attempt to persuade with flattery or insincere talk
  441. facile
    with effortless ease; without proper care; superficial
  442. phenomenon
    an occurence that can be perceived by the senses; a remarkable person or event
  443. civil
    observing accepted social customs; not rude
  444. accede
    to agree to something
  445. periphery
    a boundary line; perimeter; an outside surface
  446. wane
    to decrease; to lessen
  447. capacious
    able to contain or hold much
  448. ambivalence
    simultaneous existance of opposing feelings; uncertainty as to what to do
  449. aloof
    distant or removed in attitude or manner
  450. caveat
    a warning
  451. stanch
    to stop the flow of something
  452. embryonic
    not yet developed; st an early stage
  453. giddy
    dizzy; lightheaded
  454. depict
    to represent; to portray
  455. finesse
    subtle skill in performance or in handling a situation
  456. duel
    a prearranged combat between two people
  457. fractious
    disruptive or irritable
  458. conjecture
    an inference or conclusion based on incomplete evidance
  459. interloper
    one who interferes with the affairs of others; a meddler
  460. brooch
    a large, decorative pin
  461. foment
    to stir up negative feelings, esp. those that lead to violent action
  462. morbid
    gruesome; awful
  463. complacent
    too pleased with oneself; self-satisfied
  464. abrade
    to wear down a surface by or as if by scraping
  465. hallucination
    a false perception of reality; a delusion
  466. heinous
    extremely wicked; abominable
  467. adorn
    to add beauty; to decorate
  468. yelp
    a sharp cry expressing pain
  469. skeptical
    tending to question or doubt
  470. stimulate
    to rouse or excite to action or increased action; to spur on
  471. stoic
    apparently indifferent to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
  472. cadre
    a core group of trained, highly skilled people capable of training others
  473. plethora
    an abundance or excess of something
  474. dismantle
    ro take apart
  475. exasperate
    to make very important
  476. zeitgeist
    the trend or spirit of the times
  477. forfeit
    to surrender or be forced to surrender
  478. hallmark
    any mark or symbol of genuineness or high quality
  479. amplify
    to make larger
  480. freelance
    without long-term commitment to any employer
  481. florid
    flushed with rosy color; overdecorated
  482. tantalize
    to torment or tease by showing something desirable while keeping it out of reach
  483. elicit
    to draw out; to invoke
  484. induce
    to influence, esp. by persuasion; to bring about
  485. exuberant
    lively, happy, and full of good spirits
  486. ascribe
    to attribute to a specific source
  487. derelict
    deserted, abandoned (of a building); neglectful of a duty (of a person)
  488. cue
    a hint
  489. goad
    to prod or urge, as if with a pointed stick
  490. antediluvian
    very old; outdated
  491. incumbent
    necessary or obligatory
  492. proscribe
    to prohibit or forbid; to denounce
  493. carte blanche
    unrestricted power to act at one's own discretion
  494. subjective
    based on personal experience or feeling, not on external evidance
  495. purport
    to claim , esp. falsely
  496. maim
    to cripple; to mutilate; to disable
  497. nocturnal
    occurring at night
  498. contemporary
    of the same time or period
  499. mediocre
    ordinary to inferior in quality; not standing out from the average
  500. encroach
    to infringe; to intrude; to trespass
  501. fruitless
    woithout results; unprofitable
  502. callous
    lacking pity or mercy; unfeeling
  503. noisome
    disgustingly offensive; foul (esp. in reference to an odor)
  504. culminate
    to reach the highest point
  505. berserk
    dangerously destructive; frenzied
  506. archive
    records or documents of a government or institution; the place where such records are kept
  507. extant
    currently or actually existing
  508. quail
    to draw back in fear; to lose heart or courage
  509. tactile
    of or related to the sense of touch
  510. diffuse
    to spread around or scatter
  511. gestate
    evolve, as in prenatal growth
  512. inundate
    to flood
  513. ludicrous
    ridiculous or exaggerated as to cause or deserve laughter; absurd
  514. wax
    to become larger
  515. traction
    the ability (as of a tire or wheel) to stay on a surface without sliding; the act of pulling (esp. as a medical treatment)
  516. ethereal
    delicate; soft; airy; intangible
  517. taboo
    something forbidden or prohibited
  518. bellow
    to yell very loudly; to shout
  519. canon
    a law or body of laws, esp. religious; an established principle or basis for judgment; the works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic
  520. till
    to prepare the soil for planting
  521. dismal
    causing gloom or depression
  522. impute
    to assign credit, often of guilt or blame
  523. junta
    a group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power
  524. covert
    concealed or disguised; not openly practiced
  525. hangar
    a structure used for housing aircrafts
  526. dupe
    to deceive; to trick
  527. anthropology
    study of the origin, behavior, and culture of human beings
  528. flighty
    unstable or easily excited
  529. condone
    to pardon or overlook voluntarily
  530. repel
    to drive or force back; to drive off
  531. collude
    to plot secretly for a deceitful or illegal purpose
  532. insular
    narrow in outlook; provincial
  533. sediment
    a residue that settles in the bottom of something
  534. acrid
    harsh; sarcastic; bitter to the taste
  535. audible
    able to be heard
  536. posthumous
    done or occurring after death
  537. conundrum
    a riddle or puzzle, esp. one without a solution
  538. embezzle
    to take money for one's own use, in violation of a trust
  539. lethargic
    dull; sluggish; moving slowly
  540. hedonist
    someone who seeks only for pleasure
  541. garrulous
    talking too much, esp. about trivial things
  542. table
    to postpone consideration of
  543. quotidian
    daily; customery
  544. protract
    to extend the duration of; to prolong
  545. legerdemain
    trickery; deception; sleight of hand
  546. unpretentious
    modest; not showy
  547. gustatory
    relating to the sense of taste
  548. repertoire
    the range of pieces an artist is prepared to perform
  549. epigram
    a short, cleverly-worded statement
  550. muse
    to meditate; to consider thoughtfully
  551. contract
    to reduce in size by drawing together
  552. retire
    to retreat, as from battle
  553. dowdy
    lacking in neatneess or style; shabby
  554. genealogy
    the science or study of family descent
  555. manumit
    to grant freedom to slaves; to emancipate
  556. lopsided
    larger or shaped differently on one side than on another
  557. precipitate
    moving rapidly and without caution
  558. duress
    strain or hardship, often illegally applied
  559. arable
    suitable for growing crops (of land)
  560. alacrity
    cheerful willingness; switfness
  561. sensuous
    appealing to the senses; esp. those involved in appreciating beauty
  562. cavort
    to leap about in a lively manner; to have lively or boisterous fun
  563. diffident
    lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
  564. maelstrom
    a violently confused state; a very large whirlpool
  565. retract
    to take back; to pull back
  566. mean
    lowly, insignificant, petty
  567. belated
    delayed; postponed; detained
  568. crestfallen
    feeling disappointment; feeling shame or humiliation
  569. vindicate
    to clear of blame with supporting arguments or proof
  570. taut
    tense; very tight
  571. subordinate
    occupying a lower position
  572. parody
    a humorous and ridiculous imitation
  573. accrue
    to come as a gain; to increase
  574. endemic
    native to a particular country
  575. credit
    to believe; to trust
  576. palatable
    pleasant or acceptable to the taste
  577. extract
    to remove, esp. with effort
  578. pathetic
    arousing pity; arousing scornful pity
  579. vie
    to compete
  580. olfactory
    relating to the sense of smell
  581. trauma
    serious physical or emotional injury
  582. adulterate
    to make impure
  583. ocular
    relating to the eye or sense of sight
  584. alchemy
    medieval chemistry, esp. the attempt to change common metals into gold
  585. commensurate
    equal in proportion; having the same size, duration, etc.
  586. dredge
    to clean, deepen, or widen a waterway; to come up with or unearth
  587. anecdote
    a brief story, often humorous
  588. fervid
    extremely emotional; passionate
  589. disparate
    entirely unlike
  590. hyperbole
  591. forthright
    direct and without evasion; honest
  592. temperate
    consistent; moderate; without extremes
  593. attract
    to pull towards; to stimulate interest
  594. schism
    a division; a split; a break
  595. ubiquitous
    present everywhere
  596. deride
    to ridicule
  597. collage
    an assembly of diverse elements
  598. bourgeoisis
    the middle class
  599. husband
    to use sparingly; to converse
  600. frugal
    careful in spending money or resource
  601. excruciating
    severely painful
  602. lionize
    to look upon or threat as a celebrity
  603. venue
    the location where something takes place, esp. trial
  604. groggy
    confused, sluggish, or dizzy, as from lack of sleep or drunkenness
  605. capitulate
    to surrender under specific conditions; to give up all resistance
  606. malady
    a disease, illness, sickness
  607. blandishment
    a flattering act or remark; allurement; enticement
  608. salient
    important, prominent, most noticeable
  609. exemplary
    worthy to serve as a model
  610. just
    honorable and fair; consistent with what is right
  611. salutary
    benefical; favorable to health
  612. insensible
    not able to feel or perceive; unresponsible
  613. anachronism
    something not belonging to certain time period
  614. proletariat
    the working class
  615. paucity
    smallness of number; scarcity
  616. distraction
    mental distress; that which amuses or entertains
  617. tract
    an area of land or water; a brief written work, usually on a religious or politic topic
  618. foible
    a minor weakness of character
  619. colloquial
    appropriate to spoken, as opposed to written, language; informal
  620. obstinate
    unreasonably stubborn
  621. affected
    behaving in an artificial way to impress people
  622. collateral
    parallel; serving to support; of a secondary nature
  623. weather
    to survive
  624. vocation
    a regular occupation, esp. one of which a person is particularly suited
  625. lament
    to grieve, to regret deeply
  626. incipient
    beginning to appear or be noticed
  627. ewe
    a female sheep, esp. when full grown
  628. disciple
    a follower of another who helps spread teachings
  629. macabre
    suggesting the horror of death
  630. circumspect
    showing discretion and careful judgment
  631. desideratum
    something needed and wanted
  632. exorbitant
  633. lucid
    easily understood, clear
  634. gambit
    a calculated, risky opening move
  635. impertinent
  636. subsequent
    hapeening afterward; following in order
  637. bungle
    to handle badly; to botch or mess up
  638. cite
    to refer to or quote
  639. pugilist
    a boxer
  640. crass
    dull-witted, unrefined
  641. captious
    tending to notice and point out trivvial mistakes or faults; intended to trap or confuse
  642. deem
    to have as an opinion; to consider
  643. disabuse
    to free from error of flasehood
  644. reverberate
    to re-echo
  645. conception
    formation of an idea in the mind; start of pregnancy
  646. unseemly
    not decent or proper
  647. eddy
    a current, as of water or air, moving contrary to the direction of the main current, esp. in a circular motion
  648. oracle
    a person thought to be a source of wisdom or prophecy
  649. shambles
    utter disorder
  650. stationary
    not moving
  651. sloth
  652. smirk
    to smile in a self-satisfied or artificial way
  653. medley
    a mixture; an arrangement of songs performed together
  654. ritual
    a ceremonial act; a customary procedure
  655. savant
    a well-educated person; a scholar
  656. sybarite
    one devoted to luxury
  657. oaf
    a stupid, clumsy person
  658. morose
    sour tempered and inclined to be silent
  659. phase
    a stage in a process of change or development
  660. ornate
    highly, often excessively decorated
  661. benevolent
    characterized by doing good
  662. genre
    a kind, or type
  663. fodder
    feed for livestock; a resource
  664. didactic
    intended to teach; inclined to teach excessively
  665. soliloquy
    a dramatic speech delivered by a character to himself or herself
  666. confound
    to mix up or lump together; to confuse
  667. liable
    legally obligated; likely (with reference to an unfavorable outcome)
  668. glean
    to gather bit by bit
  669. plebeian
  670. painstaking
    very thorough; careful
  671. cavalier
    casual, disdainful
  672. inculcate
    to teach or impress by frequent repetition; to instill
  673. courteous
    polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
  674. domineer
    to rule over arbitrarily or tyrannically
  675. squalid
    having a dirty or lowly appearance
  676. inveterate
    established for a long time; habitual
  677. incarcerate
    to restrict by imprisonment; to keep in prison
  678. conflagration
    large, disastrous fire
  679. assail
    to attack; to assault
  680. altruistic
    unselfish; benevolent; caring more for others than oneself
  681. copious
    very plentiful
  682. compel
    to cause to occur by pressure
  683. laconic
    brief in speech; using few words
  684. destitution
    the lack of any means of subsistence
  685. hoax
    an act meant to trick or fool
  686. emancipate
    to give freedom; to set loose
  687. dirge
    slow, sad music, esp. a funeral hymn
  688. emaciated
    made thin unnaturally; abnormally thin due to starvation
  689. incredulous
    disbelieving; skeptical
  690. hovel
    a small, miserable dwelling
  691. obstreperous
    noisily and stubbornly defiant
  692. dour
    stern and humorless; silently ill-humored
  693. digest
    a collection of previously published material, usually in condensed form
  694. emanate
    to send forth; to come forth
  695. fauna
    animals as a group, esp. of a specified region or time
  696. ado
    trouble; fuss
  697. defile
    to corrupt; to desecrate or sully
  698. inception
    commencement; beginning ; origin
  699. mogul
    a rich or powerful person
  700. immaculate
    perfectly clean
  701. eulogy
    a speech or written tribute in praise of someone who has died
  702. turbulence
    commotion or wild disorder
  703. overweening
    excessively arrogant; overbearing
  704. impel
    to push something into motion
  705. querulous
    inclined to find fault; complaining; full of complaint
  706. exhume
    to dig up out of the ground
  707. diligent
    painstaking and steady
  708. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  709. precept
    a rule of action or conduct
  710. concur
    to agree
  711. dally
    to waste time; to loiter
  712. paroxysm
    a sudden convulsion or outburst; a fit
  713. martinet
    one who is strict in discipline and enjoys authority too much
  714. leeway
    margin; A room for freedom of action
  715. glutton
    one who eats too much
  716. teeming
    overfilled; crowded; pouring out
  717. despoil
    to deprive something of value
  718. mare
    a female horse
  719. naïve
    simple; childlike; lacking worldly wisdom
  720. primordial
    living or exiting at the very beginning
  721. ruthless
    having no compassion or pity
  722. profuse
    gving or pouring forth freely; generous
  723. quash
    to suppress completely
  724. benefactor
    one who helps and supports others
  725. insolent
    boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent
  726. obese
    very fat
  727. furtive
    characterized by secretive behavior
  728. petulant
    impatient or irritable, esp. over a minor annoyance
  729. resolute
    firmly determined
  730. surfeit
    an excess
  731. ascetic
    a person who denies him- or herself luxuries and leads an austere life, especially for religious reasons
  732. calumny
    a false and malicious statement; slander
  733. orthodox
    accepting the usual beliefs, esp. religious
  734. dregs
    the worst part; the sediment in a liquid
  735. intercept
    to stop something from reaching its intended destination
  736. hearsay
    rumor; gossip
  737. deficient
    lacking an essential quality; inadequate in amount or degree
  738. irk
    to irritate or be wearisome
  739. pauper
    one who is extremely poor, esp. one living on public charity
  740. epiphany
    a sudden flash of understanding
  741. burnish
    to polish
  742. sadisitic
    getting pleasure from inflicting physical or psychological pain
  743. fray
    a fight or brawl
  744. cynical
    distrusting others from a sense that everyone's motives are selfish
  745. edifice
    a building; architectural monument
  746. profess
    to declare or claim openly
  747. pernicious
    very harmful or destructive
  748. jest
    to be playful in speech and actions; to joke
  749. chaos
    complete disorder
  750. correlate
    to correspond; to be mutually related
  751. abstruse
    difficult to understand
  752. dissonant
    harsh and disagreeable in sound
  753. advocate
    to speak in support of something
  754. hubris
    excessive pride
  755. fiasco
    a major disaster
  756. philanthropic
    donating to charity
  757. disdain
    a feeling of contempt
  758. resolve
    to make a firm decision; to fond a solution to
  759. wield
    to handle (for example a tool); to exert (for example power)
  760. rankle
    to cause persistent irritation; to feel or express irritation or resentment
  761. aegis
    a protection; sponsorship
  762. advent
    a coming or an arrival, esp. of something very important
  763. shoddy
    inferior or cheap
  764. alleviate
    to reduce pain, esp. temporarily or without removing its cause
  765. prone
    tending or likely to do something; lying face down
  766. progeny
    children or descendants
  767. ethics
    the standards or rules government proper conduct
  768. novel
    striking new
  769. plastic
    capable of being shaped or molded; easily influenced
  770. savor
    to taste or smell, esp. with pleasure
  771. demote
    to reduce to lower rank
  772. daunt
    to make afraid; to intimidate
  773. scathing
    very harsh in something, like a remark
  774. rout
    an overwhelming defeat; a disorderly retreat or flight following a defeat
  775. malign
    to talk badly of something or someone
  776. mimic
    to copy closely, esp. with intent to ridicule
  777. inadvertent
    unintentional; accidental
  778. beckon
    to signal or summon, as by nodding or waving
  779. bizarre
    very odd in manner; grotesque; strange
  780. resonant
    strong and deep in tone
  781. neologism
    new word or phrase
  782. badger
    to nag
  783. libertine
    one who lived an immoral life
  784. prestige
    fame or importance based on reputation or achievement
  785. stifle
    to interrupt or cut off; to keep in or hold back; to suffocate or smother
  786. articulate
    able to express oneself clearly and effectively
  787. grandiloquent
    using excessively fancy or pompous words
  788. trifle
    something that lacks significance or worth
  789. prospect
    the outlook for the future; a view, of scenery
  790. confer
    to consult; to present as a gift or honor
  791. conspicuous
    easy to notice; obvious; apparent
  792. deadlock
    a tie; a standstill
  793. debilitated
    showing impairment of energy or strength
  794. douse
    to wet thoroughly
  795. predicament
    a troublesome or embarrassing situation
  796. autonomy
    independence; self-government
  797. cognition
    the process of knowing; perception purging of the emotions
  798. catharsis
    purging of the emotions
  799. flourish
    to blossom; to grow vigorously; to prosper
  800. elocution
    the art of public speaking, with attention to delivery
  801. interlocutor
    someone who takes part in a conversation, esp. formally
  802. tyranny
    arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
  803. hospitable
    friendly, kind, and solicitous toward guests; receptive or open
  804. melee
    a noisy, confused fight
  805. acrimony
    bitter, sharp hostility in speech or behavior
  806. martial
  807. fitful
    occurring in irregular outbursts; occurring in spurts
  808. rapport
    concord; a trustful relationship; harmony
  809. nihilism
    a belief that rejects all moral or religious values; the belief that the destruction of political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
  810. pejorative
    downgrading, demeaning
  811. chasten
    to correct by punishment or criticism; to restrain
  812. officious
    interfering; trying to give unwanted advice
  813. cataclysm
    a disastrous event, usually one that brings about great change
  814. mandate
    a command; an order
  815. colloquy
    a conversation; esp. a formal one
  816. plausible
    appearing worthy of belief or trust
  817. demur
    to object; to disagree with something
  818. conviction
    a strong belief or opinion
  819. prowess
    superior skill or ability
  820. reproof
    an expression of disapproval; a rebuke
  821. crop
    to cut or bite the ends off; to trim
  822. theology
    the study of the nature of God and religious truth
  823. own
    to admit, esp. taking personal responsibility for one's own actions or thoughts
  824. qualm
    a sudden feeling of sickness; an uneasy feeling about the moral rightness of an action
  825. circumlocution
    an indirect or wordy way of expressing an idea
  826. lachrymose
    causing tears; weeping or inclined to weep
  827. start
    to move suddenly or involuntarily
  828. surly
    sullen and rude
  829. covet
    to desire strongly
  830. comport
    to conduct or behave oneself; to be compatible or in agreement with
  831. grapple
    to struggle with something; to grip and hold
  832. awry
    away from the correct course; wrong; deviant
  833. pliant
    easily bent; pliable; adaptable or complaint
  834. paean
    a song of joy, triumph, or praise
  835. tribulation
    a great misery, or distress
  836. fetter
    to confine, restrain, or keep down
  837. graphic
    described in vivid and explicit detail
  838. coerce
    to force by threat or intimidation
  839. contemplate
    to look at or think about carefully; to consider as a possibility
  840. auspicious
    showing signs of a favorable outcome; marked by favorable circumstances
  841. comply
    to yield or act in accordance with request, conditions, etc.
  842. abide
    to tolerate
  843. repugnant
    causing disgust or aversion; distasteful; offensive
  844. depreciate
    to reduce in price or value
  845. desolate
    left alone; lonely; deserted
  846. hefty
    a heavy; big; strong, muscular; of considerable size or amount
  847. haunt
    to visit often or continually; [n] a place visited frequently
  848. decadence
    a period of decline, as in morals
  849. disposition
    personality; temperament
  850. ultimatum
    a final demand or statement of terms
  851. humane
    kind; compassionate
  852. debacle
    an overwhelming defeat or failure
  853. contingent
    dependent on conditions or circumstances; conditional; possible
  854. speculate
    to form an idea without having definite or complete evidence
  855. renenge
    to fail to carry out a promise
  856. exact
    to demand and obtain by force or authority
  857. exalt
    to raise in status or character; to increase the effect or intensity of
  858. distort
    to alter; to change into a unusual form
  859. efface
    to rub out, as from a surface; to erase
  860. torrent
    a swift-flowing stream; an uncontrolled outpouring
  861. quagmire
    wet, boggy ground; a difficult situation
  862. overt
    open; not hidden
  863. banish
    to drive away; to force to leave a place by official decree
  864. meritocracy
    a system in which promotion is based on individual ability or achievement
  865. equilibrium
    a state of balance or equality between opposing forces
  866. smug
    showing offensive satisfaction with oneself
  867. bilk
    to swindle; to cheat
  868. authoritarian
    demanding unquestioning obedience
  869. conductive
    tending to bring about
  870. flora
    plants as a group, esp. of a specified region or time
  871. squabble
    a noisy argument, esp. over an unimportant matter
  872. hedge
    to protect against possible loss by taking compensatory measures; to avoid making a direct statement
  873. usurp
    to take by force or without legal authority (e.g., property or rights)
  874. quandary
    a state of uncertainty esp. about what course of action to take
  875. infer
    to reason or conclude from evidence
  876. sonorous
    having a full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech
  877. antidote
    a cure for a disease or poison
  878. munificent
  879. premises
    land and the buildings that are on it
  880. threadbare
    old and worn out
  881. refute
    to disprove
  882. clemency
    mercy, or leniency towards an offender
  883. hover
    to float as if suspended; to be in a state of uncertainty
  884. brusque
    abrupt and curt of manner
  885. hoodwink
    to deceive; to mislead
  886. turgid
    excessively ornate or complex in style; swollen, as from fluid
  887. leviathan
    something enormous and powerful; a sea monster
  888. opulence
    extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance
  889. refuge
    a shelter or sanctuary
  890. masquerade
    to wear a disguise; to put on a false appearance
  891. trite
    worn out, used too often
  892. subside
    to settle down
  893. misanthrope
    one who hates or mistrusts mankind
  894. formidable
    inspiring fear or dread
  895. charlatan
    a fake; one who pretends to have expert knowledge
  896. antithesis
    direct contrast; opposition
  897. jovial
    full of hearty, playful good humor
  898. tome
    a large, often scholarly book
  899. err
    to make a mistake
  900. pretentious
    claiming dignity or importance, esp. when undeserved
  901. dreary
    depressing and boring
  902. chronicle
    a recording of events in order of time
  903. impale
    to pierce with something sharp; to make helpless
  904. suffrage
    the right to vote
  905. androgynous
    having both male and female characteristics
  906. optimum
    the most favorable point or condition
  907. sate
    to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully
  908. stricture
    a restraint or limit
  909. grimace
    • a facial expression that shows disapproval or pain
    • to make such an expression
  910. succumb
    to give in or yield
  911. ruse
    an action or device intended to deceive
  912. gape
    to open wide; to stare with the mouth open
  913. fickle
    unreliable in faith; changing in affections
  914. declaim
    to recite a speech, poem, etc.; to announce formally
  915. exert
    to put forth or bring to bear
  916. grave
    serious; dignified; formal
  917. grovel
    to beg; to lower oneself to please another
  918. obfuscate
    to make difficult to understand; to make indistinct
  919. discursive
    covering a wide range of subjects; rambling
  920. obligatory
    legally or morally required; required as a routine course of action
  921. limpid
    perfectly clear; transparent
  922. divulge
    to reveal or make known
  923. philander
    of a man, to engage in sexual affairs, esp. casually
  924. fatalistic
    believing that all events are predestined and unavoidable
  925. remiss
    careless in, or negligent about, attending to a task
  926. denigrate
    to disgrace a reputation; to blacken; to belittle
  927. coherent
    logically consistent and orderly
  928. misogyny
    hatred of women
  929. disingenuous
    not staight forward or candid; crafty; insincere or calculating
  930. oasis
    a fertile place in a desert due to the presence of water; any place or thing offering relief from difficulty or dullness
  931. blatant
    offensively obvious; unpleasantly noisy
  932. sheer
    transparently thin; utter or complete; nearly vertical
  933. flux
    flow; continuous change or movement
  934. dais
    a raised platform
  935. frivolous
    of little importance
  936. galvanize
    to rouse; to stir; to spur
  937. mendacious
    lying; false, esp. habitually
  938. averse
    opposed, reluctant; repelled
  939. chastise
    to punish by beating; to scold or condemn sharply
  940. impassive
    not feeling emotion; not showing emotion
  941. prosperity
    wealth; good fortune
  942. gnarled
  943. oligarchy
    a government in which only few people have power
  944. prudent
    marked by careful planning; discreet
  945. incapacitate
    to make unable to function in normal activities; disable
  946. prevail
    to triumph over; to be or become most common
  947. servile
    slavish; abjectly submissive
  948. carnage
    massacre; slaughter; bloodshed
  949. cogent
    appealing forcibly to the mind; convincing
  950. forgery
    something counterfeit; an illegally produced imitation
  951. Treatise
    [N] A formal piece of writing, usually long, on a particular subject
  952. Nexus
    [N] A connection or intersection
  953. Chronic
    [Adj] Continuing for a long time; recurrent
  954. Forbear
    [V] To be patient or avoid doing
  955. Bliss
    [N] Perfect Happiness
  956. Putative
    [Adj] Put forth or accepted as true on inadequate grounds; supposed
  957. Deity
    [N] A god
  958. Gingerly
    [Adv] Very carefully; cautiously
  959. Loathe
    [V] To dislike something greatly
  960. Ebullient
    [Adj] In high spirits; boiling or seeming to boil
  961. Chasm
    [N] A large gap
  962. Eerie
    [Adj] Causing inexplicable fear or uneasiness, often because of an apparently supernatural origin
  963. Conventional
    [Adj] Following ordinary practice; unoriginal
  964. Fallacy
    [N] A false notion, esp. one based on incorrect reasoning
  965. Hibernate
    [V] To sleep throughout the winter
  966. Volatile
    [Adj] Tending to vary widely; unstable; quickly evaporating
  967. Prevaricate
    [V] To speak or write evasively in order to avoid telling the truth
  968. Encrypt
    [V] To put into code
  969. Nostalgia
    [N] A general longing for the past or to return home
  970. Reimburse
    [V] To repay
  971. Increment
    • [N] An increase in quantity
    • [V] To increase
  972. Peruse
    [V] To read carefully
  973. Arbitrate
    [V] To settle a dispute or a fight between two parties
  974. Anthropomorphism
    [N] The attribution of human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects
  975. Cache
    [N] A hiding place for storage of provisions or valuables
  976. Corpulent
    [Adj] Very fat; obese
  977. Livid
    [Adj] Extremely angry; discolored, as from a bruise; pale, ashen
  978. Austere
    [Adj] Stern or severe in appearance; without luxury
  979. Myriad
    [N] An indefinitely large number
  980. Impinge
    [V] To have an effect on something, esp. a negative one; to encroach
  981. Android
    [N] An automaton that resembles a human being
  982. Turbid
    [Adj] Cloudy, muddy; in a state of turmoil
  983. Dismay
    [V] To destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusion
  984. Façade
    [N] Outward appearance; the face of a building
  985. Cadence
    [N] A rhythmic beat
  986. Encumber
    [V] To burden or weigh down
  987. Caricature
    [N] A drawing or description that ridiculously exaggerates features
  988. Occasion
    [V] To cause; to provide an appropriate opportunity for
  989. Imposter
    [N] A person using a false identity
  990. Ingratiate
    [V] To bring oneself into another's favor or good graces by conscious effort
  991. Sanctify
    [V] To make holy; to make legitimate or binding
  992. Abash
    [V] To embarrass
  993. Avant-garde
    [N] A group active in inventing and applying new techniques, esp. in the arts
  994. Enervate
    [V] To weaken
  995. Liberal
    [Adj] Generous; giving freely
  996. Vulgar
    [Adj] Lacking refinement or taste; crude
  997. Fictitious
    [Adj] Not real; false
  998. Pastiche
    [N] Something (esp. a work of art, literature, or music) created from many different sources
  999. Factitious
    [Adj] Produced artificially; not genuine
  1000. Malignant
    [Adj] Very harmful; threatening death; cancerous (of a tumor)