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  1. ADULTERATE
    to make impure

    The restauranteur made his ketchup las longer by ADULTERATING it with water
  2. ABYSS
    an extremely deep hole
  3. ABSTAIN
    to choose not to do something
  4. ABSCOND
    to leave secretly

    The patron ABSCONDED from the restaurant without paying his bill by sneaking out the back door.
  5. ABATE
    To reduce in amount, degree, or severity.

    As the hurricane's force ABATED, the winds dropped and the sea became calm.
  6. ADVOCATE
    To speak in favor of
  7. AESTHETIC
    concerning the appreciation of beauty
  8. AGGRANDIZE
    To increase in power, influence, and reputation
  9. ALLEVIATE
    to make more bearable
  10. AMALGAMATE
    to combine; to mix together
  11. AMBIGUOUS
    doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
  12. AMELIORATE
    to make better; to improve
  13. ANACHRONISM
    something out of place in time
  14. ANALGOUS
    similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
  15. ANOMALY
    deviation from what is normal
  16. ANTAGONIZE
    to annoy or provoke to anger
  17. ANTIPATHY
    extreme dislike
  18. APATHY
    lack of interest or emotion
  19. ARBITRATE
    to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
  20. ARCHAIC
    ancient; old-fashioned
  21. ARDOR
    intense and passionate feeling
  22. ARTICULATE
    able to speak clearly and expressively
  23. ASSUAGE
    to make something unpleasant less severe
  24. ATTENUATE
    to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
  25. AUDACIOUS
    fearless and daring
  26. AUSTERE
    severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
  27. BANAL
    predictable, cliched, boring
  28. BOMBASTIC
    pompous in speech and manner
  29. CACOPHONY
    harsh, jarring noise
  30. CANDID
    impartial and honest in speech
  31. CAPRICIOUS
    changing one's mind quickly and often
  32. CASTIGATE
    to punish or criticize harshly
  33. CATALYST
    something that brings about a change in something else
  34. CAUSTIC
    biting in wit
  35. CHAOS
    great disorder or confusion
  36. CHAUVINIST
    someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
  37. CHICANERY
    Deception by means of craft or guile
  38. COGENT
    Convincing and well reasoned
  39. CONDONE
    to overlook, pardon, or disregard
  40. CONVOLUTED
    intricate and complicated
  41. CORROBORATE
    to provide supporting evidence
  42. CREDULOUS
    too trusting; gullible
  43. CRESENDO
    steadily increasing volume or force
  44. DECORUM
    appropriateness or behavior or conduct; propriety
  45. DEFERENCE
    respect, courtesy
  46. DERIDE
    to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
  47. DESICCATE
    to dry out thoroughly
  48. DESULTORY
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  49. DIATRIBE
    an abusive, condemnatory speech
  50. DIFFIDENT
    lacking self-confidence
  51. DILATE
    to make larger; to expand
  52. DILATORY
    intended to delay
  53. DILETTANTE
    someone with an amateurish or superficial interest in a topic
  54. DIRGE
    a funeral hymn or mournful speech
  55. DISABUSE
    to set right; to free from error
  56. DISCERN
    to perceive; to recognize
  57. DISPARATE
    fundamentally different; entirely unlike
  58. DISSEMBLE
    to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
  59. DISSONANCE
    a harsh or disagreeable combination, of ten of sounds
  60. DOGMA
    a firmly held opinion, often a religious belief
  61. DOGMATIC
    dictatorial in one's opinions
  62. DUPE
    to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
  63. ECLECTIC
    selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
  64. EFFICACY
    effectiveness
  65. ELEGY
    a sorrowful poem or speech
  66. ELOQUENT
    persuasive and moving, especially in speech
  67. EMULATE
    to copy; to try to equal or excel
  68. ENERVATE
    to reduce in strength
  69. ENGENDER
    to produce, cause, or bring about
  70. ENIGMA
    a puzzle; a mystery
  71. ENUMERATE
    to count, list, or itemize
  72. EPHEMERAL
    lasting a short time
  73. EQUIVOCATE
    to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
  74. ERRATIC
    wandering and unpredictable
  75. ERUDITE
    learned, scholarly, bookish
  76. ESOTERIC
    known or understood by only a few

    Only a handful of experts are knowledgeable about the ESOTERIC world of particle physics
  77. ESTIMABLE
    admirable
  78. EULOGY
    speech in praise of someone
  79. EUPHEMISM
    use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one

    The funeral director preferred to use the EUPHEMISM "sleeping" instead of the word dead.
  80. EXACERBATE
    to make worse
  81. EXCULPATE
    to clear from blame; prove innocent
  82. EXIGENT
    urgent; requiring immediate action
  83. EXONERATE
    to clear of blame
  84. EXPLICIT
    clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
  85. FANATICAL
    acting excessively enthusiastic;filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
  86. FAWN
    to grovel
  87. FERVID
    intensely emotional; feverish
  88. FLORID
    excessively decorated or embellished
  89. FOMENT
    to arouse or incite
  90. FRUGALITY
    a tendency to be thrifty or cheap
  91. GARRULOUS
    tending to talk a alot
  92. GUILE
    Deceit or trickery
  93. GULLIBLE
    easily deceived
  94. HOMOGENOUS
    of a similar kind
  95. ICONOCLAST
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  96. IMPERTURBABLE
    not capable of being disturbed
  97. IMPERVIOUS
    impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
  98. IMPETUOUS
    quick to act without thinking
  99. IMPLACABLE
    unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
  100. INCHOATE
    Not fully formed; disorganized
  101. INGENUOUS
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  102. INIMICAL
    hostile, unfriendly
  103. INNOCUOUS
    Harmless
  104. INSIPID
    lacking interest or flavor
  105. INTRANSIGENT
    uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled
  106. INUNDATE
    to overwhelm; to cover with water
  107. IRASCIBLE
    easily made angry
  108. LACONIC
    using few words
  109. LAMENT
    to express sorrow; to grieve
  110. LAUD
    To give praise; to glorify
  111. LAVISH
    to give unsparingly (v.); extremely generous or extravagant (adj.)
  112. LETHARGIC
    acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
  113. LOQUACIOUS
    talkative
  114. LUCID
    clear and easily understood
  115. LUINOUS
    bright, brilliant, glowing
  116. MALINGER
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  117. MALLEABLE
    capable of being shaped
  118. METAPHOR
    a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol
  119. METICULOUS
    extremely careful about details
  120. MISANTHROPE
    a person who dislikes others
  121. MITIGATE
    to soften; to lessen
  122. MOLLIFY
    to calm or make less severe
  123. MONOTONY
    Lack of variation
  124. NAIVE
    lacking sophistication or experience
  125. OBDURATE
    hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
  126. OBSEQUIOUS
    overly submissive and eager to please
  127. OBSTINATE
    stubborn, unyielding
  128. OBVIATE
    to prevent; to make unnecessary
  129. OCCLUDE
    to stop up; to prevent the passage of
  130. OPAQUE
    impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
  131. OPPROBRIUM
    public disgrace
  132. OSTENTATION
    excessive showiness
  133. PARADOX
    a contradiction or dilemma
  134. PARAGON
    model of excellence or perfection
  135. PENDANT
    someone who shows off learning
  136. PERFIDIOUS
    willing to betray one's trust
  137. PERFUNCTORY
    done in a routine way; indifferent
  138. PERMEATE
    to penetrate
  139. PHILANTHROPY
    charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
  140. PLACATE
    to soothe or pacify
  141. PLASTIC
    Able to be molded, altered, or bent
  142. PLETHORA
    excess
  143. PRAGMATIC
    practical as opposed to idealistic
  144. PRECIPITATE
    to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
  145. PREVARICATE
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  146. PRISTINE
    fresh and clean; uncorrupted
  147. PRODIGAL
    lavish, wasteful
  148. PROLIFERATE
    to increase in number quickly
  149. PROPITIATE
    to conciliate; to appease
  150. PROPRIETY
    correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs
  151. PRUDENCE
    wisdom, caution, or restraint
  152. PUNGENT
    sharp and irritating to the senses
  153. QUIESCENT
    motionless
  154. RAREFY
    to make thinner or sparser
  155. REPUDIATE
    to reject the validity of
  156. RETICENT
    silent, reserved
  157. RHETORIC
    effective writing or speaking
  158. SATIATE
    to satisfy fully or overindulge
  159. SOPORIFIC
    causing sleep or lethargy
  160. SPECIOUS
    deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  161. STIGMA
    a mark of shame or discredit
  162. STOLID
    unemotional; lacking sensitivity
  163. SUBLIME
    lofty or grand
  164. TACIT
    done without using words
  165. TACITURN
    silent, not talkative
  166. TIRADE
    long, harsh speech or verbal attack
  167. TORPOR
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  168. TRANSITORY
    temporary, lasting a brief time
  169. VACILLATE
    to sway physically; to be indecisive
  170. VENERATE
    to respect deeply
  171. VERACITY
    filled with truth and accuracy
  172. VERBOSE
    wordy
  173. VEX
    to annoy
  174. VOLATILE
    easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
  175. WAVER
    to fluctuate between choices
  176. WHIMSICAL
    acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
  177. ZEAL
    passion, excitement

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