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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:
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    • Answer 98:
    • –noun
      a Russian or Soviet astronaut.
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    • skein 
    • skein 
  103. –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.
  104. Sonnet
  105. noun
  106. 1.
  107. 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.
  108. Cadenza
    an elaborate flourish or showy solo passage, sometimes improvised, introduced near the end of an aria or a movement of a concerto.
  109. Aria
  110. –noun
  111. 1.
  112. an air or melody.
  113. 2.
  114. an elaborate melody sung solo with accompaniment, as in an opera or oratorio.
  115. Fallibility
  116. –adjective
  117. 1.
  118. (of persons) liable to err, esp. in being deceived or mistaken.
  119. 2.
  120. liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.
  121. Iconoclast
    • i·con·o·clast 
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  123.  /aɪˈkɒnəˌklæst/ Show Spelled[ahy-kon-uh-klast] Show IPA
  124. –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.
  125. oriole
  126. any of several usually brightly colored, passerine birds of the family Oriolidae, of the Old World. Compare golden oriole.
  127. 2.
  128. any of several brightly colored passerine birds of the family Icteridae, of the New World.
  129. 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.
  130. Use aphid in a Sentence
  131. etymologist
  132. noun, plural -gies.
  133. 1.
  134. the derivation of a word.
  135. 2.
  136. an account of the history of a particular word or element of a word.
  137. 3.
  138. the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words.
  139. ornithology
  140. –noun
  141. the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
  142. herpetologist
  143. –noun
  144. the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
  145. Virtuoso
  146. –noun
  147. 1.
  148. a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
  149. 2.
  150. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
  151. 3.
  152. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
  153. 4.
  154. Obsolete . a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.
  155. 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
  156. –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.
  157. su·ze·rain·ty 
  158.  [soo-zuh-rin-tee, -reyn-] Show IPA
  159. –noun, plural -ties.
    • 1.
    • the position or authority of a suzerain.
    • 2.
    • the domain or area subject to a suzerain.
  160. Martinet
    mar·ti·net 
  161. Show Spelled[mahr-tn-et, mahr-tn-et] Show IPA
  162. –noun
    • 1.
    • a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
    • 2.
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
  163. Sextant
    • sex·tant 
    • Show Spelled[sek-stuhnt] Show IPA
  164. –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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  166.  /ˌmɑrtnˈɛt, ˈmɑrtnˌɛt/ Show Spelled[mahr-tn-et, mahr-tn-et] Show IPA
  167. –noun
    • 1.
    • a strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one.
    • 2.
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules.
  168. redoubtable
    • 1.
    • that is to be feared; formidable.
    • 2.
    • commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.
  169. Also stubborn
  170. Postulate
    • pos·tu·late 
    • Show Spelled [v. pos-chuh-leyt; n. pos-chuh-lit, -leyt] Show IPA verb, -lat·ed, -lat·ing, noun
  171. "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."
  172. –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.
  173. Latent (adj)
  174. : present and capable of becoming though not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic
  175. — la·tent·ly adverb
  176. Introversion
  177. Etymology: intro- + -version (as in diversion)
  178. Date: 1654
  179. 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
  180. sententiousness
    sen·ten·tious 
  181. Spelled[sen-ten-shuhs] Show IPA
  182. –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.
  183. Felicitous
  184. –adjective
  185. 1.
  186. well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
  187. 2.
  188. having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
  189. harangue
  190. –noun
  191. 1.
  192. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
  193. 2.
  194. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.
  195. 3.
  196. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
  197. implacable
  198. –adjective
  199. not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.
  200. inchoate
  201. –adjective
  202. 1.
  203. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
  204. 2.
  205. just begun; incipient.
  206. 3.
  207. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
  208. insensible
  209. –adjective
  210. 1.
  211. incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow.
  212. 2.
  213. without or not subject to a particular feeling or sensation: insensible to shame; insensible to the cold.
  214. 3.
  215. unaware; unconscious; inappreciative: We are not insensible of your kindness.
  216. 4.
  217. not perceptible by the senses; imperceptible: insensible transitions.
  218. 5.
  219. unresponsive in feeling.
  220. 6.
  221. not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of any feeling.
  222. 7.
  223. not endowed with feeling or sensation, as matter; inanimate.
  224. lassitude
  225. –noun
  226. 1.
  227. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
  228. 2.
  229. a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.
  230. malinger
    • –verb (used without object)
    • to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
    • Show Spelled[muh-ling-ger]
  231. 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."
  232. mendacious
  233. –adjective
  234. 1.
  235. telling lies, esp. habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person.
  236. 2.
  237. false or untrue: a mendacious report.
  238. neophyte
  239. –noun
  240. 1.
  241. a beginner or novice: He's a neophyte at chess.
  242. 2.
  243. Roman Catholic Church . a novice.
  244. 3.
  245. a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever; proselyte.
  246. 4.
  247. Primitive Church . a person newly baptized.
  248. 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.
  249. —Can be confused:   ameliorate, obviate, vitiate.
    —Synonyms preclude, avert, anticipate.
  250. 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.
  251. 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.
  252. penury
  253. –noun
  254. 1.
  255. extreme poverty; destitution.
  256. 2.
  257. scarcity; dearth; inadequacy; insufficiency.
  258. perfunctory
  259. adjective
  260. 1.
  261. performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial: perfunctory courtesy.
  262. 2.
  263. lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic: In his lectures he reveals himself to be merely a perfunctory speaker.
  264. Perfidy
  265. –noun, plural -dies.
  266. 1.
  267. deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery: perfidy that goes unpunished.
  268. 2.
  269. an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery.
  270. 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.
  271. 11.
    • exceedingly sudden or abrupt: a precipitate stop; a precipitate decision.
    • 12.
    • done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash: a precipitate marriage.
  272. Prevaricate
  273. –verb (used without object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
  274. to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
  275. Probity/Rectitude
    • –noun
    • integrity and uprightness; honesty.
  276. Synonym - Rectitude
    • –noun
    • 1.
    • rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue: the rectitude of her motives.
    • 2.
    • correctness: rectitude of judgment.
    • 3.
    • straightness.
  277. Propitiate
  278. –verb (used with object) -at·ed, -at·ing.
  279. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
  280. Board “sacrificed” CEO to “propitiate the deities of Whitehall and the media”.
  281. Proscribe
  282. verb (used with object), -scribed, -scrib·ing.
  283. 1.
  284. to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
  285. 2.
  286. to put outside the protection of the law; outlaw.
  287. 3.
  288. to banish or exile.
  289. 4.
  290. to announce the name of (a person) as condemned to death and subject to confiscation of property.
  291. quiescent
  292. adjective
  293. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
  294. Recondite
  295. –adjective
  296. 1.
  297. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
  298. 2.
  299. beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles.
  300. 3.
  301. little known; obscure: a recondite fact.
  302. Refractory
  303. –adjective
  304. 1.
  305. hard or impossible to manage; stubbornly disobedient: a refractory child.
  306. 2.
  307. resisting ordinary methods of treatment.
  308. 3.
  309. difficult to fuse, reduce, or work, as an ore or metal.
  310. –noun
  311. 4.
  312. a material having the ability to retain its physical shape and chemical identity when subjected to high temperatures.
  313. 5.
  314. refractories, bricks of various shapes used in lining furnaces.
  315. Salubrious
  316. adjective
  317. favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
  318. Secrete
    • verb (used with object), -cret·ed, -cret·ing.
    • to discharge, generate, or release by the process of secretion.
  319. –verb (used with object), -cret·ed, -cret·ing.
    to place out of sight; hide; conceal: squirrels secreting nuts in a hollow tree trunk.
  320. Solicitous
  321. –adjective
  322. 1.
  323. anxious or concerned (usually fol. by about, for, etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
  324. 2.
  325. anxiously desirous: solicitous of the esteem of others.
  326. 3.
  327. eager (usually fol. by an infinitive): He was always solicitous to please.
  328. 4.
  329. careful or particular: a solicitous housekeeper.
  330. 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.
  331. –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.
  332. –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.
  333. Welter
    • –verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea.
  334. –noun
    • 5.
    • a confused mass; a jumble or muddle: a welter of anxious faces.
  335. venal
  336. –adjective
  337. 1.
  338. willing to sell one's influence, esp. in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge.
  339. 2.
  340. able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals.
  341. 3.
  342. associated with or characterized by bribery: a venal administration; venal agreements.
  343. Proletarian
  344. 1.
  345. 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.
  346. 2.
  347. (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.
  348. 3.
  349. the lowest or poorest class of people, possessing no property, esp. in ancient Rome.
  350. Anodyne
  351. –noun
  352. 1.
  353. a medicine that relieves or allays pain.
  354. 2.
  355. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his grief.
  356. –adjective
  357. 3.
  358. relieving pain.
  359. 4.
  360. soothing to the mind or feelings.
  361. bemusement
    • –verb (used with object), -mused, -mus·ing.
    • to bewilder or confuse (someone).
  362. His eyes danced with bemusement. He was not moved by my emotional questioning.
  363. encomium
    en·co·mi·um 
  364. Show IPA.
    a formal expression of high praise; eulogy: An encomium by the President greeted the returning hero.
  365. Halcyon
  366. 1.calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.
  367. rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.
  368. happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.
  369. Idolatrous
  370. i·dol·a·trous   /aɪˈdɒlətrəs/ Show Spelled[ahy-dol-uh-truhs] Show IPA
  371. –adjective
  372. 1.
  373. worshiping
  374. idols.
  375. 2.
  376. blindly
  377. adoring.
  378. 3.
  379. of
  380. or
  381. pertaining
  382. to
  383. idolatry.
  384. Foment
  385. fo·ment   /foʊˈmɛnt/ Show Spelled[foh-ment] Show IPA
  386. –verb
  387. (used
  388. with
  389. object)
  390. 1.
  391. to
  392. instigate
  393. or
  394. foster
  395. (discord,
  396. rebellion,
  397. etc.);
  398. promote
  399. the
  400. growth
  401. or
  402. development
  403. of:
  404. to
  405. foment
  406. trouble;
  407. to
  408. foment
  409. discontent.
  410. 2.
  411. to
  412. apply
  413. warm
  414. water
  415. or
  416. medicated
  417. liquid,
  418. ointments,
  419. etc.,
  420. to
  421. (the
  422. surface
  423. of
  424. the
  425. body).
  426. inimical
  427. in·im·i·cal   /ɪˈnɪmɪkəl/ Show Spelled[ih-nim-i-kuhl] Show IPA
  428. –adjective
  429. 1.
  430. adverse
  431. in
  432. tendency
  433. or
  434. effect;
  435. unfavorable;
  436. harmful:
  437. a
  438. climate
  439. inimical
  440. to
  441. health.
  442. 2.
  443. unfriendly;
  444. hostile:
  445. a
  446. cold,
  447. inimical
  448. gaze.
  449. Refulgent
  450. re·ful·gent   /rɪˈfʌldʒənt/ Show Spelled[ri-fuhl-juhnt] Show IPA
  451. –adjective
  452. shining
  453. brightly;
  454. radiant;
  455. gleaming:
  456. Crystal
  457. chandeliers
  458. and
  459. gilded
  460. walls
  461. made
  462. the
  463. opera
  464. house
  465. a
  466. refulgent
  467. setting
  468. for
  469. the
  470. ball.
  471. Sedulous
  472. sed·u·lous   /ˈsɛdʒələs/ Show Spelled[sej-uh-luhs] Show IPA
  473. –adjective
  474. 1.
  475. diligent
  476. in
  477. application
  478. or
  479. attention;
  480. persevering;
  481. assiduous.
  482. 2.
  483. persistently
  484. or
  485. carefully
  486. maintained:
  487. sedulous
  488. flattery.
  489. trenchant
  490. trench·ant   /ˈtrɛntʃənt/ Show Spelled[tren-chuhnt] Show IPA
  491. –adjective
  492. 1.
  493. incisive
  494. or
  495. keen,
  496. as
  497. language
  498. or
  499. a
  500. person;
  501. caustic;
  502. cutting:
  503. trenchant
  504. wit.
  505. 2.
  506. vigorous;
  507. effective;
  508. energetic:
  509. a
  510. trenchant
  511. policy
  512. of
  513. political
  514. reform.
  515. 3.
  516. clearly
  517. or
  518. sharply
  519. defined;
  520. clear-cut;
  521. distinct.
  522. turpitude
  523. tur·pi·tude   /ˈtɜrpɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ Show Spelled[tur-pi-tood, -tyood] Show IPA
  524. –noun
  525. 1.
  526. vile,
  527. shameful,
  528. or
  529. base
  530. character;
  531. depravity.
  532. 2.
  533. a
  534. vile
  535. or
  536. depraved
  537. act.
  538. torpid
  539. tor·pid1
  540.    /ˈtɔrpɪd/ Show Spelled[tawr-pid] Show IPA
  541. –adjective
  542. 1.
  543. inactive
  544. or
  545. sluggish.
  546. 2.
  547. slow;
  548. dull;
  549. apathetic;
  550. lethargic.
  551. 3.
  552. dormant,
  553. as
  554. a
  555. hibernating
  556. or
  557. estivating
  558. animal.
  559. putative
    • –adjective
    • commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob.
  560. 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".
  561. Trowel
  562. noun
  563. 1.
  564. any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, used for depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
  565. 2.
  566. a similar tool with a curved, scooplike blade, used in gardening for taking up plants, turning up earth, etc.
  567. Potentate
  568. –noun
  569. a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
  570. Mendicate
    Men"di*cate\, v. t.& i. [L. mendicatus, p. p. of mendicare to beg.] To beg. [R.] --Johnson.
  571. 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.
  572. 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
  573. Laggard
  574. –noun
  575. 1.
  576. a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.
  577. –adjective
  578. 2.
  579. moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.
  580. Corral
  581. –noun
  582. 1.
  583. an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.
  584. 2.
  585. 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.
  586. 3.
  587. to confine in or as if in a corral.
  588. 4.
  589. Informal .
  590. a.
  591. to seize; capture.
  592. b.
  593. to collect, gather, or garner: to corral votes.
  594. 5.
  595. to form (wagons) into a corral.
  596. Cord of wood
    Firewood is usually sold as a fraction of a full cord.
  597. Lachrymose
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
    • 2.
    • given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
  598. Glenn Beck, ever lachrymose and megalomaniacal, appears to be propping himself up for a presidential run.
  599. Coven
  600. –noun
  601. an assembly of witches, esp. a group of thirteen.
  602. Isthmus
  603. –noun,
  604. 1.
  605. a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
  606. 2.
  607. Anatomy, Zoology . a connecting, usually narrow, part, organ, or passage, esp. when joining structures or cavities larger than itself.
  608. 3.
  609. Ichthyology . the narrow fleshy area between the sides of the lower jaw of a fish.
  610. Archipelago
  611. –noun, plural -gos, -goes.
  612. 1.
  613. a large group or chain of islands: the Malay Archipelago.
  614. 2.
  615. any large body of water with many islands.
  616. 3.
  617. the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
  618. Pertinacious
  619. –adjective
  620. 1.
  621. holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
  622. 2.
  623. stubborn or obstinate.
  624. 3.
  625. extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
  626. Dilatory
  627. –adjective
  628. 1.
  629. holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
  630. 2.
  631. stubborn or obstinate.
  632. 3.
  633. extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
  634. Litigant
  635. –noun
  636. 1.
  637. a person engaged in a lawsuit.
  638. –adjective
  639. 2.
  640. litigating; engaged in a lawsuit.
  641. Recreant
  642. –adjective
  643. 1.
  644. cowardly or craven.
  645. 2.
  646. unfaithful, disloyal, or traitorous.
  647. –noun
  648. 3.
  649. a coward.
  650. 4.
  651. an apostate, traitor, or renegade.
  652. Proselyte
  653. –noun
  654. 1.
  655. a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
  656. Peripatetic
  657. –adjective
  658. 1.
  659. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
  660. 2.
  661. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
  662. 3.
  663. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
  664. –noun
  665. 4.
  666. a person who walks or travels about.
  667. 5.
  668. ( initial capital letter ) a member of the Aristotelian school.
  669. Philistine
  670. –noun
  671. 1.
  672. ( 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.
  673. 2.
  674. ( initial capital letter ) a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia.
  675. –adjective
  676. 3.
  677. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) lacking in or hostile to culture.
  678. 4.
  679. smugly commonplace or conventional.
  680. 5.
  681. ( initial capital letter ) of or belonging to the ancient Philistines.
  682. Recidivist
  683. noun
  684. 1.
  685. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
  686. 2.
  687. Psychiatry . the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
  688. Abnegate
  689. noun
  690. 1.
  691. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
  692. 2.
  693. Psychiatry . the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
  694. Palliated
  695. –verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
  696. 1.
  697. to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
  698. 2.
  699. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
  700. Vaunted
  701. –adjective
  702. praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris.
  703. Skinflint
  704. –noun
  705. a mean, niggardly person; miser.
  706. Blackguard
  707. –noun
  708. 1.
  709. a low, contemptible person; scoundrel.
  710. 2.
  711. Obsolete .
  712. a.
  713. a group of menial workers in the kitchen of a large household.
  714. b.
  715. the servants of an army.
  716. c.
  717. camp followers.
  718. –verb (used with object)
  719. 3.
  720. to revile in scurrilous language.
  721. Suppliant/Supplicant
  722. –noun
  723. 1.
  724. a person who supplicates; petitioner.
  725. –adjective
  726. 2.
  727. supplicating.
  728. 3.
  729. expressive of supplication, as words, actions, etc.
  730. Epigram
  731. –noun
  732. 1.
  733. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
  734. 2.
  735. epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
  736. 3.
  737. a short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
  738. Rampart
  739. –noun
  740. 1.
  741. Fortification .
  742. a.
  743. a broad elevation or mound of earth raised as a fortification around a place and usually capped with a stone or earth parapet.
  744. b.
  745. such an elevation together with the parapet.
  746. 2.
  747. anything serving as a bulwark or defense.
  748. –verb (used with object)
  749. 3.
  750. to furnish with or as if with a rampart.
  751. Canonize
  752. –verb (used with object), -ized, -iz·ing.
  753. 1.
  754. Ecclesiastical . to place in the canon of saints.
  755. 2.
  756. to glorify.
  757. 3.
  758. to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
  759. 4.
  760. to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
  761. 5.
  762. to sanction or approve authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.
  763. 6.
  764. Archaic . to deify.
  765. Impanel
  766. -elled, -el·ling.
  767. 1.
  768. to enter on a panel or list for jury duty.
  769. 2.
  770. to select (a jury) from the panel.
  771. 3.
  772. to enter names on a panel or other official list.
  773. Libretto
  774. the text or words of an opera or similar extended musical composition.
  775. 2.
  776. a book or booklet containing such a text.
  777. Precept
  778. –noun
  779. 1.
  780. a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
  781. 2.
  782. an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
  783. 3.
  784. a procedural directive or rule, as for the performance of some technical operation.
  785. 4.
  786. Law .
  787. a.
  788. a writ or warrant.
  789. b.
  790. a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff's order for an election.
  791. Blithe
  792. –adjective, blith·er, blith·est.
  793. 1.
  794. joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful: Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.
  795. 2.
  796. without thought or regard; carefree; heedless: a blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.
  797. Juggernaut
  798. –noun
  799. 1.
  800. ( often lowercase ) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
  801. 2.
  802. ( often lowercase ) anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
  803. Cosmonaut
  804. –noun
  805. a Russian or Soviet astronaut.
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