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  1. skein 
    skein 


    • –noun
    • 1. length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing.
    • 2. anything wound in or resembling such a coil: a skein of hair.
    • 3. something suggestive of the twistings of a skein: an incoherent skein of words.
    • 4. flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.
    • 5. succession or series of similar or interrelated things: a skein of tennis victories.
  2. Sonnet
    • noun
    • 1.
    • Prosody . a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes, being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines (the octave) followed by a minor group of 6 lines (the sestet), and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by a couplet.
  3. Cadenza
    an elaborate flourish or showy solo passage, sometimes improvised, introduced near the end of an aria or a movement of a concerto.
  4. Aria
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • an air or melody.
    • 2.
    • an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.
  5. Fallibility
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • (of persons) liable to err, esp. in being deceived or mistaken.
    • 2.
    • liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.
  6. Iconoclast
    • i·con·o·clast 
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     /aɪˈkɒnəˌklæst/ Show Spelled[ahy-kon-uh-klast] Show IPA

    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a breaker or destroyer of images, esp. those set up for religious veneration.
    • 2.
    • a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
  7. oriole
    • any of several usually brightly colored, passerine birds of the family Oriolidae, of the Old World. Compare golden oriole.
    • 2.
    • any of several brightly colored passerine birds of the family Icteridae, of the New World.
  8. aphid
    • noun
    • any of numerous tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae of worldwide distribution, that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants, some developing wings when overcrowding occurs: an important pest of many fruit trees and vegetable crops.


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  9. etymologist
    • noun, plural -gies.
    • 1.
    • the derivation of a word.
    • 2.
    • an account of the history of a particular word or element of a word.
    • 3.
    • the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words.
  10. ornithology
    • –noun
    • the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
  11. herpetologist
    • –noun
    • the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
  12. Virtuoso
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
    • 2.
    • a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
    • 3.
    • a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
    • 4.
    • Obsolete . a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.
  13. Suzerain -
    Indians fear that this will impose Pakistani suzerainty over Afghan politics in return for the creation of conditions that allow Western forces to come home.
    • su·ze·rain 
    • Show Spelled[soo-zuh-rin, -reyn] Show IPA

    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a sovereign or a state exercising political control over a dependent state.
    • 2.
    • History/Historical . a feudal overlord.
    • –adjective
    • 3.
    • characteristic of or being a suzerain.

    su·ze·rain·ty 


     [soo-zuh-rin-tee, -reyn-] Show IPA

    • –noun, plural -ties.
    • 1.
    • the position or authority of a suzerain.
    • 2.
    • the domain or area subject to a suzerain.
  14. Martinet
    mar·ti·net 

    Show Spelled[mahr-tn-et, mahr-tn-et] Show IPA

    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
    • 2.
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
  15. Sextant
    • sex·tant 
    • Show Spelled[sek-stuhnt] Show IPA

    • –noun
    • 1.
    • an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, esp. the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars.
    • 2.
    • ( initial capital letter ) Astronomy . the constellation Sextans.
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     /ˌmɑrtnˈɛt, ˈmɑrtnˌɛt/ Show Spelled[mahr-tn-et, mahr-tn-et] Show IPA

    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
    • 2.
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
  16. redoubtable
    • 1.
    • that is to be feared; formidable.
    • 2.
    • commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.

    Also stubborn
  17. Postulate
    • pos·tu·late 
    • Show Spelled [v. pos-chuh-leyt; n. pos-chuh-lit, -leyt] Show IPA verb, -lat·ed, -lat·ing, noun

    "If we postulate that the doors were all securely guarded," said the detective, "then the perpetrator must have been somebody who was already in the building."

    • –verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to ask, demand, or claim.
    • 2.
    • to claim or assume the existence or truth of, esp. as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
    • 3.
    • to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.
    • 4.
    • Mathematics, Logic . to assume as a postulate.
    • –noun
    • 5.
    • something taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for reasoning.
    • 6.
    • Mathematics, Logic . a proposition that requires no proof, being self-evident, or that is for a specific purpose assumed true, and that is used in the proof of other propositions; axiom.
    • 7.
    • a fundamental principle.
    • 8.
    • a necessary condition; prerequisite.
  18. Latent (adj)
    • : present and capable of becoming though not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic <a latent infection>
    • — la·tent·ly adverb
  19. Introversion
    • Etymology: intro- + -version (as in diversion)
    • Date: 1654
    • 1 : the act of introverting : the state of being introverted2 : the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life
  20. sententiousness
    sen·ten·tious 

    Spelled[sen-ten-shuhs] Show IPA

    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book.
    • 2.
    • given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
    • 3.
    • given to or using pithy sayings or maxims: a sententious poet.
    • 4.
    • of the nature of a maxim; pithy.
  21. Felicitous
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
    • 2.
    • having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
  22. harangue
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
    • 2.
    • a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.
    • 3.
    • any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
  23. implacable
    • –adjective
    • not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.
  24. inchoate
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
    • 2.
    • just begun; incipient.
    • 3.
    • not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
  25. insensible
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow.
    • 2.
    • without or not subject to a particular feeling or sensation: insensible to shame; insensible to the cold.
    • 3.
    • unaware; unconscious; inappreciative: We are not insensible of your kindness.
    • 4.
    • not perceptible by the senses; imperceptible: insensible transitions.
    • 5.
    • unresponsive in feeling.
    • 6.
    • not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of any feeling.
    • 7.
    • not endowed with feeling or sensation, as matter; inanimate.
  26. lassitude
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
    • 2.
    • a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.
  27. malinger
    • –verb (used without object)
    • to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
    • Show Spelled[muh-ling-ger]

    • I was basically turned away and called a coward and malinger."
    • He added: "Soldiers aren't just kind of robots, they are thinking people and they will base things on their own experiences and come to their own conclusions."
  28. mendacious
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • telling lies, esp. habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person.
    • 2.
    • false or untrue: a mendacious report.
  29. neophyte
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a beginner or novice: He's a neophyte at chess.
    • 2.
    • Roman Catholic Church . a novice.
    • 3.
    • a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever; proselyte.
    • 4.
    • Primitive Church . a person newly baptized.
  30. obviate
    • –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.

    • —Can be confused:   ameliorate, obviate, vitiate.
    • —Synonyms preclude, avert, anticipate.
  31. vitiate
    • –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • 1.
    • to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
    • 2.
    • to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.
    • 3.
    • to debase; corrupt; pervert.
    • 4.
    • to make legally defective or invalid; invalidate: to vitiate a claim.

    Qureshi, while responding to a question on Saeed's vitriolic comments against India at his July 15 joint press conference with Krishna, said both sides should refrain from negative speeches that vitiate the atmosphere and then asked, "on the eve of this dialogue tell me to what extent" Pillai's remarks help.
  32. penury
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • extreme poverty; destitution.
    • 2.
    • scarcity; dearth; inadequacy; insufficiency.
  33. perfunctory
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
    • 2.
    • lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.
  34. Perfidy
    • –noun, plural -dies.
    • 1.
    • deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery: perfidy that goes unpunished.
    • 2.
    • an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery.
  35. Precipitate
    • –verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly: to precipitate an international crisis.
    • 2.
    • to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down.
    • 3.
    • to cast, plunge, or send, esp. violently or abruptly: He precipitated himself into the struggle.
    • 4.
    • Chemistry . to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution, as by means of a reagent.

    • 11.
    • exceedingly sudden or abrupt: a precipitate stop; a precipitate decision.
    • 12.
    • done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash: a precipitate marriage.
  36. Prevaricate
    • –verb (used without object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
    • to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
  37. Probity/Rectitude
    • –noun
    • integrity and uprightness; honesty.

    • Synonym - Rectitude
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue: the rectitude of her motives.
    • 2.
    • correctness: rectitude of judgment.
    • 3.
    • straightness.
  38. Propitiate
    • –verb (used with object) -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
    • Board “sacrificed” CEO to “propitiate the deities of Whitehall and the media”.
  39. Proscribe
    • verb (used with object), -scribed, -scrib·ing.
    • 1.
    • to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
    • 2.
    • to put outside the protection of the law; outlaw.
    • 3.
    • to banish or exile.
    • 4.
    • to announce the name of (a person) as condemned to death and subject to confiscation of property.
  40. quiescent
    • adjective
    • being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
  41. Recondite
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
    • 2.
    • beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles.
    • 3.
    • little known; obscure: a recondite fact.
  42. Refractory
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • hard or impossible to manage; stubbornly disobedient: a refractory child.
    • 2.
    • resisting ordinary methods of treatment.
    • 3.
    • difficult to fuse, reduce, or work, as an ore or metal.
    • –noun
    • 4.
    • a material having the ability to retain its physical shape and chemical identity when subjected to high temperatures.
    • 5.
    • refractories, bricks of various shapes used in lining furnaces.
  43. Salubrious
    • adjective
    • favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
  44. Secrete
    • verb (used with object), -cret·ed, -cret·ing.
    • to discharge, generate, or release by the process of secretion.

    • –verb (used with object), -cret·ed, -cret·ing.
    • to place out of sight; hide; conceal: squirrels secreting nuts in a hollow tree trunk.
  45. Solicitous
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
    • 2.
    • anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
    • 3.
    • eager (usually fol. by an infinitive): He was always solicitous to please.
    • 4.
    • careful or particular: a solicitous housekeeper.
  46. Stint
    • –verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
    • 2.
    • Archaic . to cease action; desist.

    • –verb (used with object)
    • 3.
    • to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
    • 4.
    • Archaic . to bring to an end; check.

    • –noun
    • 5.
    • a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
    • 6.
    • an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
  47. Welter
    • –verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea.

    • –noun
    • 5.
    • a confused mass; a jumble or muddle: a welter of anxious faces.
  48. venal
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • willing to sell one's influence, esp. in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge.
    • 2.
    • able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals.
    • 3.
    • associated with or characterized by bribery: a venal administration; venal agreements.
  49. Proletarian
    • 1.
    • the class of wage earners, esp. those who earn their living by manual labor or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the working class.
    • 2.
    • (in Marxist theory) the class of workers, esp. industrial wage earners, who do not possess capital or property and must sell their labor to survive.
    • 3.
    • the lowest or poorest class of people, possessing no property, esp. in ancient Rome.
  50. Anodyne
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a medicine that relieves or allays pain.
    • 2.
    • anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief.
    • –adjective
    • 3.
    • relieving pain.
    • 4.
    • soothing to the mind or feelings.
  51. bemusement
    • –verb (used with object), -mused, -mus·ing.
    • to bewilder or confuse (someone).

    His eyes danced with bemusement. He was not moved by my emotional questioning.
  52. encomium
    en·co·mi·um 

    • Show IPA.
    • a formal expression of high praise; eulogy: An encomium by the President greeted the returning hero.
  53. Halcyon
    • 1.calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.
    • rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.
    • happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.
  54. Idolatrous
    • i·dol·a·trous   /aɪˈdɒlətrəs/ Show Spelled[ahy-dol-uh-truhs] Show IPA
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • worshiping
    • idols.
    • 2.
    • blindly
    • adoring.
    • 3.
    • of
    • or
    • pertaining
    • to
    • idolatry.
  55. Foment
    • fo·ment   /foʊˈmɛnt/ Show Spelled[foh-ment] Show IPA
    • –verb
    • (used
    • with
    • object)
    • 1.
    • to
    • instigate
    • or
    • foster
    • (discord,
    • rebellion,
    • etc.);
    • promote
    • the
    • growth
    • or
    • development
    • of:
    • to
    • foment
    • trouble;
    • to
    • foment
    • discontent.
    • 2.
    • to
    • apply
    • warm
    • water
    • or
    • medicated
    • liquid,
    • ointments,
    • etc.,
    • to
    • (the
    • surface
    • of
    • the
    • body).
  56. inimical
    • in·im·i·cal   /ɪˈnɪmɪkəl/ Show Spelled[ih-nim-i-kuhl] Show IPA
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • adverse
    • in
    • tendency
    • or
    • effect;
    • unfavorable;
    • harmful:
    • a
    • climate
    • inimical
    • to
    • health.
    • 2.
    • unfriendly;
    • hostile:
    • a
    • cold,
    • inimical
    • gaze.
  57. Refulgent
    • re·ful·gent   /rɪˈfʌldʒənt/ Show Spelled[ri-fuhl-juhnt] Show IPA
    • –adjective
    • shining
    • brightly;
    • radiant;
    • gleaming:
    • Crystal
    • chandeliers
    • and
    • gilded
    • walls
    • made
    • the
    • opera
    • house
    • a
    • refulgent
    • setting
    • for
    • the
    • ball.
  58. Sedulous
    • sed·u·lous   /ˈsɛdʒələs/ Show Spelled[sej-uh-luhs] Show IPA
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • diligent
    • in
    • application
    • or
    • attention;
    • persevering;
    • assiduous.
    • 2.
    • persistently
    • or
    • carefully
    • maintained:
    • sedulous
    • flattery.
  59. trenchant
    • trench·ant   /ˈtrɛntʃənt/ Show Spelled[tren-chuhnt] Show IPA
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • incisive
    • or
    • keen,
    • as
    • language
    • or
    • a
    • person;
    • caustic;
    • cutting:
    • trenchant
    • wit.
    • 2.
    • vigorous;
    • effective;
    • energetic:
    • a
    • trenchant
    • policy
    • of
    • political
    • reform.
    • 3.
    • clearly
    • or
    • sharply
    • defined;
    • clear-cut;
    • distinct.
  60. turpitude
    • tur·pi·tude   /ˈtɜrpɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Show Spelled[tur-pi-tood, -tyood] Show IPA
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • vile,
    • shameful,
    • or
    • base
    • character;
    • depravity.
    • 2.
    • a
    • vile
    • or
    • depraved
    • act.
  61. torpid
    • tor·pid1
    •    /ˈtɔrpɪd/ Show Spelled[tawr-pid] Show IPA
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • inactive
    • or
    • sluggish.
    • 2.
    • slow;
    • dull;
    • apathetic;
    • lethargic.
    • 3.
    • dormant,
    • as
    • a
    • hibernating
    • or
    • estivating
    • animal.
  62. putative
    • –adjective
    • commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob.

    So the only difference between "an inhabitant or resident" and "a regular who frequents a place" is that in the first, you are a putative permanent resident, whereas in second you are an overglorified temporary "resident".
  63. Trowel
    • noun
    • 1.
    • any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
    • 2.
    • a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.
  64. Potentate
    • –noun
    • a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
  65. Mendicate
    Men"di*cate\, v. t.& i. [L. mendicatus, p. p. of mendicare to beg.] To beg. [R.] --Johnson.
  66. Elision
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
    • 2.
    • (in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
    • 3.
    • an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.

    a : the use of a speech form that lacks a final or initial sound which a variant speech form has (as 's instead of is in there's) b : the omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable in a verse to achieve a uniform metrical pattern
  67. Laggard
  68. –noun
    • 1.
    • a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
    • –adjective
    • 2.
    • moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
  69. Corral
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.
    • 2.
    • a circular enclosure formed by wagons during an encampment, as by covered wagons crossing the North American plains in the 19th century, for defense against attack.
    • 3.
    • to confine in or as if in a corral.
    • 4.
    • Informal .
    • a.
    • to seize; capture.
    • b.
    • to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
    • 5.
    • to form (wagons) into a corral.
  70. Cord of wood
    Firewood is usually sold as a fraction of a full cord.
  71. Lachrymose
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
    • 2.
    • given to shedding tears readily; tearful.

    Glenn Beck, ever lachrymose and megalomaniacal, appears to be propping himself up for a presidential run.
  72. Coven
    • –noun
    • an assembly of witches, esp. a group of thirteen.
  73. Isthmus
    • –noun,
    • 1.
    • a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
    • 2.
    • Anatomy, Zoology . a connecting, usually narrow, part, organ, or passage, esp. when joining structures or cavities larger than itself.
    • 3.
    • Ichthyology . the narrow fleshy area between the sides of the lower jaw of a fish.
  74. Archipelago
    • –noun, plural -gos, -goes.
    • 1.
    • a large group or chain of islands: the Malay Archipelago.
    • 2.
    • any large body of water with many islands.
    • 3.
    • the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
  75. Pertinacious
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
    • 2.
    • stubborn or obstinate.
    • 3.
    • extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
  76. Dilatory
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
    • 2.
    • stubborn or obstinate.
    • 3.
    • extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
  77. Litigant
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a person engaged in a lawsuit.
    • –adjective
    • 2.
    • litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.
  78. Recreant
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • cowardly or craven.
    • 2.
    • unfaithful, disloyal, or traitorous.
    • –noun
    • 3.
    • a coward.
    • 4.
    • an apostate, traitor, or renegade.
  79. Proselyte
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
  80. Peripatetic
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • walking or traveling about; itinerant.
    • 2.
    • ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
    • 3.
    • ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
    • –noun
    • 4.
    • a person who walks or travels about.
    • 5.
    • ( initial capital letter ) a member of the Aristotelian school.
  81. Philistine
  82. –noun
    • 1.
    • ( sometimes initial capital letter ) a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.
    • 2.
    • ( initial capital letter ) a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia.
    • –adjective
    • 3.
    • ( sometimes initial capital letter ) lacking in or hostile to culture.
    • 4.
    • smugly commonplace or conventional.
    • 5.
    • ( initial capital letter ) of or belonging to the ancient Philistines.
  83. Recidivist
    • noun
    • 1.
    • repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
    • 2.
    • Psychiatry . the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
  84. Abnegate
    • noun
    • 1.
    • repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
    • 2.
    • Psychiatry . the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
  85. Palliated
    • –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • 1.
    • to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
    • 2.
    • to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
  86. Vaunted
    • –adjective
    • praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris.
  87. Skinflint
    • –noun
    • a mean, niggardly person; miser.
  88. Blackguard
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a low, contemptible person; scoundrel.
    • 2.
    • Obsolete .
    • a.
    • a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household.
    • b.
    • the servants of an army.
    • c.
    • camp followers.
    • –verb (used with object)
    • 3.
    • to revile in scurrilous language.
  89. Suppliant/Supplicant
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a person who supplicates; petitioner.
    • –adjective
    • 2.
    • supplicating.
    • 3.
    • expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc.
  90. Epigram
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
    • 2.
    • epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
    • 3.
    • a short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
  91. Rampart
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • Fortification .
    • a.
    • a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.
    • b.
    • such an elevation together with the parapet.
    • 2.
    • anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
    • –verb (used with object)
    • 3.
    • to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
  92. Canonize
    • –verb (used with object), -ized, -iz·ing.
    • 1.
    • Ecclesiastical . to place in the canon of saints.
    • 2.
    • to glorify.
    • 3.
    • to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
    • 4.
    • to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
    • 5.
    • to sanction or approve authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.
    • 6.
    • Archaic . to deify.
  93. Impanel
    • -elled, -el·ling.
    • 1.
    • to enter on a panel or list for jury duty.
    • 2.
    • to select (a jury) from the panel.
    • 3.
    • to enter names on a panel or other official list.
  94. Libretto
    • the text or words of an opera or similar extended musical composition.
    • 2.
    • a book or booklet containing such a text.
  95. Precept
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
    • 2.
    • an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
    • 3.
    • a procedural directive or rule, as for the performance of some technical operation.
    • 4.
    • Law .
    • a.
    • a writ or warrant.
    • b.
    • a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff's order for an election.
  96. Blithe
    • –adjective, blith·er, blith·est.
    • 1.
    • joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
    • 2.
    • without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.
  97. Juggernaut
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • ( often lowercase ) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
    • 2.
    • ( often lowercase ) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
  98. Cosmonaut
    • –noun
    • a Russian or Soviet astronaut.
  99. Question 98:
    Cosmonaut
  100. Answer 98:
    –noun
    a Russian or Soviet astronaut.
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    • skein 
    • skein 
  104. –noun
    • 1.
    • a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing.
    • 2.
    • anything wound in or resembling such a coil: a skein of hair.
    • 3.
    • something suggestive of the twistings of a skein: an incoherent skein of words.
    • 4.
    • a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.
    • 5.
    • a succession or series of similar or interrelated things: a skein of tennis victories.
  105. Sonnet
  106. noun
  107. 1.
  108. Prosody . a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes, being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines (the octave) followed by a minor group of 6 lines (the sestet), and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by a couplet.
  109. Cadenza
    an elaborate flourish or showy solo passage, sometimes improvised, introduced near the end of an aria or a movement of a concerto.
  110. Aria
  111. –noun
  112. 1.
  113. an air or melody.
  114. 2.
  115. an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.
  116. Fallibility
  117. –adjective
  118. 1.
  119. (of persons) liable to err, esp. in being deceived or mistaken.
  120. 2.
  121. liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.
  122. Iconoclast
    • i·con·o·clast 
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  124.  /aɪˈkɒnəˌklæst/ Show Spelled[ahy-kon-uh-klast] Show IPA
  125. –noun
    • 1.
    • a breaker or destroyer of images, esp. those set up for religious veneration.
    • 2.
    • a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
  126. oriole
  127. any of several usually brightly colored, passerine birds of the family Oriolidae, of the Old World. Compare golden oriole.
  128. 2.
  129. any of several brightly colored passerine birds of the family Icteridae, of the New World.
  130. aphid
    • noun
    • any of numerous tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae of worldwide distribution, that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants, some developing wings when overcrowding occurs: an important pest of many fruit trees and vegetable crops.
  131. Use aphid in a Sentence
  132. etymologist
  133. noun, plural -gies.
  134. 1.
  135. the derivation of a word.
  136. 2.
  137. an account of the history of a particular word or element of a word.
  138. 3.
  139. the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words.
  140. ornithology
  141. –noun
  142. the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
  143. herpetologist
  144. –noun
  145. the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
  146. Virtuoso
  147. –noun
  148. 1.
  149. a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
  150. 2.
  151. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
  152. 3.
  153. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
  154. 4.
  155. Obsolete . a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.
  156. Suzerain -
    • Indians fear that this will impose Pakistani suzerainty over Afghan politics in return for the creation of conditions that allow Western forces to come home.
    • su·ze·rain 
    • Show Spelled[soo-zuh-rin, -reyn] Show IPA
  157. –noun
    • 1.
    • a sovereign or a state exercising political control over a dependent state.
    • 2.
    • History/Historical . a feudal overlord.
    • –adjective
    • 3.
    • characteristic of or being a suzerain.
  158. su·ze·rain·ty 
  159.  [soo-zuh-rin-tee, -reyn-] Show IPA
  160. –noun, plural -ties.
    • 1.
    • the position or authority of a suzerain.
    • 2.
    • the domain or area subject to a suzerain.
  161. Martinet
    mar·ti·net 
  162. Show Spelled[mahr-tn-et, mahr-tn-et] Show IPA
  163. –noun
    • 1.
    • a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
    • 2.
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
  164. Sextant
    • sex·tant 
    • Show Spelled[sek-stuhnt] Show IPA
  165. –noun
    • 1.
    • an astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring angular distances, esp. the altitudes of sun, moon, and stars.
    • 2.
    • ( initial capital letter ) Astronomy . the constellation Sextans.
    • mar·ti·net 
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  167.  /ˌmɑrtnˈɛt, ˈmɑrtnˌɛt/ Show Spelled[mahr-tn-et, mahr-tn-et] Show IPA
  168. –noun
    • 1.
    • a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
    • 2.
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
  169. redoubtable
    • 1.
    • that is to be feared; formidable.
    • 2.
    • commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.
  170. Also stubborn
  171. Postulate
    • pos·tu·late 
    • Show Spelled [v. pos-chuh-leyt; n. pos-chuh-lit, -leyt] Show IPA verb, -lat·ed, -lat·ing, noun
  172. "If we postulate that the doors were all securely guarded," said the detective, "then the perpetrator must have been somebody who was already in the building."
  173. –verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to ask, demand, or claim.
    • 2.
    • to claim or assume the existence or truth of, esp. as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
    • 3.
    • to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.
    • 4.
    • Mathematics, Logic . to assume as a postulate.
    • –noun
    • 5.
    • something taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for reasoning.
    • 6.
    • Mathematics, Logic . a proposition that requires no proof, being self-evident, or that is for a specific purpose assumed true, and that is used in the proof of other propositions; axiom.
    • 7.
    • a fundamental principle.
    • 8.
    • a necessary condition; prerequisite.
  174. Latent (adj)
  175. : present and capable of becoming though not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic
  176. — la·tent·ly adverb
  177. Introversion
  178. Etymology: intro- + -version (as in diversion)
  179. Date: 1654
  180. 1 : the act of introverting : the state of being introverted2 : the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life
  181. sententiousness
    sen·ten·tious 
  182. Spelled[sen-ten-shuhs] Show IPA
  183. –adjective
    • 1.
    • abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book.
    • 2.
    • given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
    • 3.
    • given to or using pithy sayings or maxims: a sententious poet.
    • 4.
    • of the nature of a maxim; pithy.
  184. Felicitous
  185. –adjective
  186. 1.
  187. well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
  188. 2.
  189. having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
  190. harangue
  191. –noun
  192. 1.
  193. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
  194. 2.
  195. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.
  196. 3.
  197. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
  198. implacable
  199. –adjective
  200. not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.
  201. inchoate
  202. –adjective
  203. 1.
  204. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
  205. 2.
  206. just begun; incipient.
  207. 3.
  208. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
  209. insensible
  210. –adjective
  211. 1.
  212. incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow.
  213. 2.
  214. without or not subject to a particular feeling or sensation: insensible to shame; insensible to the cold.
  215. 3.
  216. unaware; unconscious; inappreciative: We are not insensible of your kindness.
  217. 4.
  218. not perceptible by the senses; imperceptible: insensible transitions.
  219. 5.
  220. unresponsive in feeling.
  221. 6.
  222. not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of any feeling.
  223. 7.
  224. not endowed with feeling or sensation, as matter; inanimate.
  225. lassitude
  226. –noun
  227. 1.
  228. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
  229. 2.
  230. a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.
  231. malinger
    • –verb (used without object)
    • to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
    • Show Spelled[muh-ling-ger]
  232. I was basically turned away and called a coward and malinger."
    He added: "Soldiers aren't just kind of robots, they are thinking people and they will base things on their own experiences and come to their own conclusions."
  233. mendacious
  234. –adjective
  235. 1.
  236. telling lies, esp. habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person.
  237. 2.
  238. false or untrue: a mendacious report.
  239. neophyte
  240. –noun
  241. 1.
  242. a beginner or novice: He's a neophyte at chess.
  243. 2.
  244. Roman Catholic Church . a novice.
  245. 3.
  246. a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever; proselyte.
  247. 4.
  248. Primitive Church . a person newly baptized.
  249. obviate
    • –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.
  250. —Can be confused:   ameliorate, obviate, vitiate.
    —Synonyms preclude, avert, anticipate.
  251. vitiate
    • –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • 1.
    • to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
    • 2.
    • to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.
    • 3.
    • to debase; corrupt; pervert.
    • 4.
    • to make legally defective or invalid; invalidate: to vitiate a claim.
  252. Qureshi, while responding to a question on Saeed's vitriolic comments against India at his July 15 joint press conference with Krishna, said both sides should refrain from negative speeches that vitiate the atmosphere and then asked, "on the eve of this dialogue tell me to what extent" Pillai's remarks help.
  253. penury
  254. –noun
  255. 1.
  256. extreme poverty; destitution.
  257. 2.
  258. scarcity; dearth; inadequacy; insufficiency.
  259. perfunctory
  260. adjective
  261. 1.
  262. performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
  263. 2.
  264. lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.
  265. Perfidy
  266. –noun, plural -dies.
  267. 1.
  268. deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery: perfidy that goes unpunished.
  269. 2.
  270. an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery.
  271. Precipitate
    • –verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly: to precipitate an international crisis.
    • 2.
    • to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down.
    • 3.
    • to cast, plunge, or send, esp. violently or abruptly: He precipitated himself into the struggle.
    • 4.
    • Chemistry . to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution, as by means of a reagent.
  272. 11.
    • exceedingly sudden or abrupt: a precipitate stop; a precipitate decision.
    • 12.
    • done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash: a precipitate marriage.
  273. Prevaricate
  274. –verb (used without object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
  275. to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
  276. Probity/Rectitude
    • –noun
    • integrity and uprightness; honesty.
  277. Synonym - Rectitude
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue: the rectitude of her motives.
    • 2.
    • correctness: rectitude of judgment.
    • 3.
    • straightness.
  278. Propitiate
  279. –verb (used with object) -at·ed, -at·ing.
  280. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
  281. Board “sacrificed” CEO to “propitiate the deities of Whitehall and the media”.
  282. Proscribe
  283. verb (used with object), -scribed, -scrib·ing.
  284. 1.
  285. to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
  286. 2.
  287. to put outside the protection of the law; outlaw.
  288. 3.
  289. to banish or exile.
  290. 4.
  291. to announce the name of (a person) as condemned to death and subject to confiscation of property.
  292. quiescent
  293. adjective
  294. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
  295. Recondite
  296. –adjective
  297. 1.
  298. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
  299. 2.
  300. beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles.
  301. 3.
  302. little known; obscure: a recondite fact.
  303. Refractory
  304. –adjective
  305. 1.
  306. hard or impossible to manage; stubbornly disobedient: a refractory child.
  307. 2.
  308. resisting ordinary methods of treatment.
  309. 3.
  310. difficult to fuse, reduce, or work, as an ore or metal.
  311. –noun
  312. 4.
  313. a material having the ability to retain its physical shape and chemical identity when subjected to high temperatures.
  314. 5.
  315. refractories, bricks of various shapes used in lining furnaces.
  316. Salubrious
  317. adjective
  318. favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
  319. Secrete
    • verb (used with object), -cret·ed, -cret·ing.
    • to discharge, generate, or release by the process of secretion.
  320. –verb (used with object), -cret·ed, -cret·ing.
    to place out of sight; hide; conceal: squirrels secreting nuts in a hollow tree trunk.
  321. Solicitous
  322. –adjective
  323. 1.
  324. anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
  325. 2.
  326. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
  327. 3.
  328. eager (usually fol. by an infinitive): He was always solicitous to please.
  329. 4.
  330. careful or particular: a solicitous housekeeper.
  331. Stint
    • –verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
    • 2.
    • Archaic . to cease action; desist.
  332. –verb (used with object)
    • 3.
    • to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
    • 4.
    • Archaic . to bring to an end; check.
  333. –noun
    • 5.
    • a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
    • 6.
    • an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
  334. Welter
    • –verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea.
  335. –noun
    • 5.
    • a confused mass; a jumble or muddle: a welter of anxious faces.
  336. venal
  337. –adjective
  338. 1.
  339. willing to sell one's influence, esp. in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge.
  340. 2.
  341. able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals.
  342. 3.
  343. associated with or characterized by bribery: a venal administration; venal agreements.
  344. Proletarian
  345. 1.
  346. the class of wage earners, esp. those who earn their living by manual labor or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the working class.
  347. 2.
  348. (in Marxist theory) the class of workers, esp. industrial wage earners, who do not possess capital or property and must sell their labor to survive.
  349. 3.
  350. the lowest or poorest class of people, possessing no property, esp. in ancient Rome.
  351. Anodyne
  352. –noun
  353. 1.
  354. a medicine that relieves or allays pain.
  355. 2.
  356. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief.
  357. –adjective
  358. 3.
  359. relieving pain.
  360. 4.
  361. soothing to the mind or feelings.
  362. bemusement
    • –verb (used with object), -mused, -mus·ing.
    • to bewilder or confuse (someone).
  363. His eyes danced with bemusement. He was not moved by my emotional questioning.
  364. encomium
    en·co·mi·um 
  365. Show IPA.
    a formal expression of high praise; eulogy: An encomium by the President greeted the returning hero.
  366. Halcyon
  367. 1.calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.
  368. rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.
  369. happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.
  370. Idolatrous
  371. i·dol·a·trous   /aɪˈdɒlətrəs/ Show Spelled[ahy-dol-uh-truhs] Show IPA
  372. –adjective
  373. 1.
  374. worshiping
  375. idols.
  376. 2.
  377. blindly
  378. adoring.
  379. 3.
  380. of
  381. or
  382. pertaining
  383. to
  384. idolatry.
  385. Foment
  386. fo·ment   /foʊˈmɛnt/ Show Spelled[foh-ment] Show IPA
  387. –verb
  388. (used
  389. with
  390. object)
  391. 1.
  392. to
  393. instigate
  394. or
  395. foster
  396. (discord,
  397. rebellion,
  398. etc.);
  399. promote
  400. the
  401. growth
  402. or
  403. development
  404. of:
  405. to
  406. foment
  407. trouble;
  408. to
  409. foment
  410. discontent.
  411. 2.
  412. to
  413. apply
  414. warm
  415. water
  416. or
  417. medicated
  418. liquid,
  419. ointments,
  420. etc.,
  421. to
  422. (the
  423. surface
  424. of
  425. the
  426. body).
  427. inimical
  428. in·im·i·cal   /ɪˈnɪmɪkəl/ Show Spelled[ih-nim-i-kuhl] Show IPA
  429. –adjective
  430. 1.
  431. adverse
  432. in
  433. tendency
  434. or
  435. effect;
  436. unfavorable;
  437. harmful:
  438. a
  439. climate
  440. inimical
  441. to
  442. health.
  443. 2.
  444. unfriendly;
  445. hostile:
  446. a
  447. cold,
  448. inimical
  449. gaze.
  450. Refulgent
  451. re·ful·gent   /rɪˈfʌldʒənt/ Show Spelled[ri-fuhl-juhnt] Show IPA
  452. –adjective
  453. shining
  454. brightly;
  455. radiant;
  456. gleaming:
  457. Crystal
  458. chandeliers
  459. and
  460. gilded
  461. walls
  462. made
  463. the
  464. opera
  465. house
  466. a
  467. refulgent
  468. setting
  469. for
  470. the
  471. ball.
  472. Sedulous
  473. sed·u·lous   /ˈsɛdʒələs/ Show Spelled[sej-uh-luhs] Show IPA
  474. –adjective
  475. 1.
  476. diligent
  477. in
  478. application
  479. or
  480. attention;
  481. persevering;
  482. assiduous.
  483. 2.
  484. persistently
  485. or
  486. carefully
  487. maintained:
  488. sedulous
  489. flattery.
  490. trenchant
  491. trench·ant   /ˈtrɛntʃənt/ Show Spelled[tren-chuhnt] Show IPA
  492. –adjective
  493. 1.
  494. incisive
  495. or
  496. keen,
  497. as
  498. language
  499. or
  500. a
  501. person;
  502. caustic;
  503. cutting:
  504. trenchant
  505. wit.
  506. 2.
  507. vigorous;
  508. effective;
  509. energetic:
  510. a
  511. trenchant
  512. policy
  513. of
  514. political
  515. reform.
  516. 3.
  517. clearly
  518. or
  519. sharply
  520. defined;
  521. clear-cut;
  522. distinct.
  523. turpitude
  524. tur·pi·tude   /ˈtɜrpɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Show Spelled[tur-pi-tood, -tyood] Show IPA
  525. –noun
  526. 1.
  527. vile,
  528. shameful,
  529. or
  530. base
  531. character;
  532. depravity.
  533. 2.
  534. a
  535. vile
  536. or
  537. depraved
  538. act.
  539. torpid
  540. tor·pid1
  541.    /ˈtɔrpɪd/ Show Spelled[tawr-pid] Show IPA
  542. –adjective
  543. 1.
  544. inactive
  545. or
  546. sluggish.
  547. 2.
  548. slow;
  549. dull;
  550. apathetic;
  551. lethargic.
  552. 3.
  553. dormant,
  554. as
  555. a
  556. hibernating
  557. or
  558. estivating
  559. animal.
  560. putative
    • –adjective
    • commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob.
  561. So the only difference between "an inhabitant or resident" and "a regular who frequents a place" is that in the first, you are a putative permanent resident, whereas in second you are an overglorified temporary "resident".
  562. Trowel
  563. noun
  564. 1.
  565. any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
  566. 2.
  567. a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.
  568. Potentate
  569. –noun
  570. a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
  571. Mendicate
    Men"di*cate\, v. t.& i. [L. mendicatus, p. p. of mendicare to beg.] To beg. [R.] --Johnson.
  572. Elision
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
    • 2.
    • (in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
    • 3.
    • an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.
  573. a : the use of a speech form that lacks a final or initial sound which a variant speech form has (as 's instead of is in there's) b : the omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable in a verse to achieve a uniform metrical pattern
  574. Laggard
  575. –noun
  576. 1.
  577. a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
  578. –adjective
  579. 2.
  580. moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
  581. Corral
  582. –noun
  583. 1.
  584. an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.
  585. 2.
  586. a circular enclosure formed by wagons during an encampment, as by covered wagons crossing the North American plains in the 19th century, for defense against attack.
  587. 3.
  588. to confine in or as if in a corral.
  589. 4.
  590. Informal .
  591. a.
  592. to seize; capture.
  593. b.
  594. to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
  595. 5.
  596. to form (wagons) into a corral.
  597. Cord of wood
    Firewood is usually sold as a fraction of a full cord.
  598. Lachrymose
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
    • 2.
    • given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
  599. Glenn Beck, ever lachrymose and megalomaniacal, appears to be propping himself up for a presidential run.
  600. Coven
  601. –noun
  602. an assembly of witches, esp. a group of thirteen.
  603. Isthmus
  604. –noun,
  605. 1.
  606. a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
  607. 2.
  608. Anatomy, Zoology . a connecting, usually narrow, part, organ, or passage, esp. when joining structures or cavities larger than itself.
  609. 3.
  610. Ichthyology . the narrow fleshy area between the sides of the lower jaw of a fish.
  611. Archipelago
  612. –noun, plural -gos, -goes.
  613. 1.
  614. a large group or chain of islands: the Malay Archipelago.
  615. 2.
  616. any large body of water with many islands.
  617. 3.
  618. the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
  619. Pertinacious
  620. –adjective
  621. 1.
  622. holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
  623. 2.
  624. stubborn or obstinate.
  625. 3.
  626. extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
  627. Dilatory
  628. –adjective
  629. 1.
  630. holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
  631. 2.
  632. stubborn or obstinate.
  633. 3.
  634. extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
  635. Litigant
  636. –noun
  637. 1.
  638. a person engaged in a lawsuit.
  639. –adjective
  640. 2.
  641. litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.
  642. Recreant
  643. –adjective
  644. 1.
  645. cowardly or craven.
  646. 2.
  647. unfaithful, disloyal, or traitorous.
  648. –noun
  649. 3.
  650. a coward.
  651. 4.
  652. an apostate, traitor, or renegade.
  653. Proselyte
  654. –noun
  655. 1.
  656. a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
  657. Peripatetic
  658. –adjective
  659. 1.
  660. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
  661. 2.
  662. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
  663. 3.
  664. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
  665. –noun
  666. 4.
  667. a person who walks or travels about.
  668. 5.
  669. ( initial capital letter ) a member of the Aristotelian school.
  670. Philistine
  671. –noun
  672. 1.
  673. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.
  674. 2.
  675. ( initial capital letter ) a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia.
  676. –adjective
  677. 3.
  678. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) lacking in or hostile to culture.
  679. 4.
  680. smugly commonplace or conventional.
  681. 5.
  682. ( initial capital letter ) of or belonging to the ancient Philistines.
  683. Recidivist
  684. noun
  685. 1.
  686. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
  687. 2.
  688. Psychiatry . the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
  689. Abnegate
  690. noun
  691. 1.
  692. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
  693. 2.
  694. Psychiatry . the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
  695. Palliated
  696. –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
  697. 1.
  698. to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
  699. 2.
  700. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
  701. Vaunted
  702. –adjective
  703. praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris.
  704. Skinflint
  705. –noun
  706. a mean, niggardly person; miser.
  707. Blackguard
  708. –noun
  709. 1.
  710. a low, contemptible person; scoundrel.
  711. 2.
  712. Obsolete .
  713. a.
  714. a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household.
  715. b.
  716. the servants of an army.
  717. c.
  718. camp followers.
  719. –verb (used with object)
  720. 3.
  721. to revile in scurrilous language.
  722. Suppliant/Supplicant
  723. –noun
  724. 1.
  725. a person who supplicates; petitioner.
  726. –adjective
  727. 2.
  728. supplicating.
  729. 3.
  730. expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc.
  731. Epigram
  732. –noun
  733. 1.
  734. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
  735. 2.
  736. epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
  737. 3.
  738. a short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
  739. Rampart
  740. –noun
  741. 1.
  742. Fortification .
  743. a.
  744. a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.
  745. b.
  746. such an elevation together with the parapet.
  747. 2.
  748. anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
  749. –verb (used with object)
  750. 3.
  751. to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
  752. Canonize
  753. –verb (used with object), -ized, -iz·ing.
  754. 1.
  755. Ecclesiastical . to place in the canon of saints.
  756. 2.
  757. to glorify.
  758. 3.
  759. to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
  760. 4.
  761. to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
  762. 5.
  763. to sanction or approve authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.
  764. 6.
  765. Archaic . to deify.
  766. Impanel
  767. -elled, -el·ling.
  768. 1.
  769. to enter on a panel or list for jury duty.
  770. 2.
  771. to select (a jury) from the panel.
  772. 3.
  773. to enter names on a panel or other official list.
  774. Libretto
  775. the text or words of an opera or similar extended musical composition.
  776. 2.
  777. a book or booklet containing such a text.
  778. Precept
  779. –noun
  780. 1.
  781. a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
  782. 2.
  783. an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
  784. 3.
  785. a procedural directive or rule, as for the performance of some technical operation.
  786. 4.
  787. Law .
  788. a.
  789. a writ or warrant.
  790. b.
  791. a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff's order for an election.
  792. Blithe
  793. –adjective, blith·er, blith·est.
  794. 1.
  795. joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
  796. 2.
  797. without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.
  798. Juggernaut
  799. –noun
  800. 1.
  801. ( often lowercase ) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
  802. 2.
  803. ( often lowercase ) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
  804. Cosmonaut
  805. –noun
  806. a Russian or Soviet astronaut.

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