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English Vocab
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English Vocab

English Vocab
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  1. Brazen
    Shameless or impudent.
  2. Compunction
    A feeling of uneasiness or anxity of the conciece caused by regret.
  3. Din
    A loud confused noise.
  4. Edict
    A decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.
  5. Indiscretion
    Lack of discretion
  6. Perquisites
    An incidental payment, benefit privilage.
  7. Sepulcher
    A tomb, grave, or burial place.
  8. Suppliant
    A person who supplicates.
  9. Tumult
    Violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd.
  10. Marauding
    Engaged in raiding for plunder.
  11. Admonish
    To caution, advise, or counsel against something.
  12. Akimbo
    With one hand on hip and elbow bent outward.
  13. Lassitude
    Wariness of body or mind from strain.
  14. Licentious
    Sexually unrestrained;lascivious; libertine; lewd.
  15. Muse
    To think or meditate in silence.
  16. Pecuniary
    Of or pertaining to money.
  17. Plight
    A condition, state or situation.
  18. Presumptuous
    Full of, characterized by or showing presumption.
  19. Suversive
    An attempt ot overthrow or cause the destruction of a goverment.
  20. Vacuous
  21. Avacation
    Something a person does in addition to a principal accupation.
  22. Callous
    Made hard; harden.
  23. Capricious
    Subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim.
  24. Disparity
    Lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference.
  25. Efficacy
    Capacity for producing a desired result or effect.
  26. Epistle
    A letter, especially a formal or didatic one.
  27. Hospice
    A house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, stangers.
  28. Impetus
    A moving force; impulse; stimulus.
  29. Moribund
    In a dying state; near death.
  30. Vacillate
    To waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute.
  31. Akin
    Related by blood.
  32. Corroborate
  33. Inexorable
    Unyielding; unalterable
  34. Insipid
    Without distinctive, interating or stimulanting.
  35. Nefarious
    Extremly wicked or villainous plot.
  36. Physiognomy
    The face or countenance, especially when considered as an index to the charter.
  37. Retinue
    A body of retainers in attendance upon on; important person.
  38. Suppliant
    A person who supplicates.
  39. Tedium
    The quality or state of being wearisome.
  40. Torrid
    Subject to praching or burning heat, especially of the sun as a geographical area.
  41. Affront
    Offensive ac or word.
  42. Blase
    Bored wiht life.
  43. Cajole
    To persuade by flattery or promises.
  44. Choleric
    Extremily irritable or easily angered.
  45. Encumber
    To impede or hinder; hamper; retard.
  46. Feckless
    Ineffective; incompetent; futile.
  47. Impass
    A positon or situation from which there is no escape.
  48. Indolent
    Having or showing a disposiotn to avid exertion; slothful.
  49. Lugubrious
    Mournful,disnal, or gloomy.
  50. Ribald
    Vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarselymocking, abusive, or irreverent; scurrilous.
  51. Adulation
    to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admireservilely
  52. Censure
    Strong or vhement expression of disapproval.
  53. Dissemble
    To give a flase or misleading apperance to.
  54. Dissimulation
    The act of dissimulation; feigning; hypocrisy.
  55. Droll
    Amusing in an odd way; whisically humoroug; waggish.
  56. Expectorate
    To eject or expel matter, as phlegm, from the throat or lungsby coughing or hawking and spitting; spit.
  57. Palpate
    To examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosingdisease or illness.
  58. Peremptory
    Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative.
  59. Pusillanimous
    Lacking courage or resolutio; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
  60. Surfeit
    Excess; an excessive amount.
  61. Allay
    To put (fear, doubt, suspicion, andger) to rest.
  62. Capacious
    Capable of holding much.
  63. Didactic
    Intended to teach or lecture others. Intended for instruction.
  64. Diurnal
    Of or pertaining to a day or each day; daily.
  65. Ignominious
    Marked by or attended with ignomy.
  66. Mitigate
    To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief.
  67. Palpitate
    To pulsate unsual rapidity from exertion emotion.
  68. Phlegmatic
    Hot easily excited to action or display of emotion.
  69. Propitious
    Presenting favorable conditions.
  70. Prostrate
    To cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration.
  71. Acquiese
    To assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest;agree; consent
  72. Amity
    Friendship; peaceful harmony.
  73. Arduous
    Requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult.
  74. Gestalt
    A configuration, pattern, or organized field having specificproperties that cannot be derived from the summation of itscomponent parts; a unified whole.
  75. Inundate
    To flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.
  76. Perjury
    The willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation,before a competent tribunal, upon a point material to a legalinquiry.
  77. Perspicuity
    Clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.
  78. Preposterous
    Completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd;senseless; utterly foolish.
  79. Trepidation
    Tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
  80. Voluble
    Characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent;glib; talkative
  81. Alacrity
    Cheerful readiness, prmptness, or willingness.
  82. Aplomb
    Imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
  83. Barrage
    A heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one's ownadvancing or retreating troops or to stop the advance ofenemy troops.
  84. Cognizant
    having cognizance; aware.
  85. Collusion
    A secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherouspurposes; conspiracy
  86. Deleterious
    Injurious to health
  87. Hegemony
    Leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nationover others, as in a confederation.
  88. Paradigm
    A set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a singlestem or theme.
  89. Unctuous
    Characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave,or smug.
  90. Urbane
    Having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities.
  91. Ambulatory
    Of pertaining to, or capable of walking.
  92. Brazen
    Shameless or impudent.
  93. Churlish
    Like a churl; boorish; rude.
  94. Diffident
    Lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.
  95. Ennui
    A feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satietyor lack of interest; boredom.
  96. Iscrutable
    Incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.
  97. Prognosticate
    To forecast or predict (something future) from presentindications or signs; prophesy.
  98. Schism
    Division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties.
  99. Sedition
    Incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
  100. Wizen (ed)
    Withered; shriveled.
  101. Austere
    Severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding.
  102. Corpulent
    Large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.
  103. Derisive
    Characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking.
  104. Effeminate
    (of a man or boy) Having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
  105. Jocund
    Cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad.
  106. Manifest
    Readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain.
  107. Ostentatious
    Characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuousshow in an attempt to impress others.
  108. Sanguine
    Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident.
  109. Strident
    Making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking.
  110. Vehement
    Zealous; ardent; impassioned.
  111. Elegiac
    Used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
  112. Fecund
    Producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful.
  113. Infirmity
    A physical weakness or ailment.
  114. Malady
    Any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated.
  115. Nuance
    A subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
  116. Profligate
    Utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
  117. Remonstrance
    An act or instance of remonstrating.
  118. Scintillate
    To emit sparks.
  119. Terse
    Neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
  120. Vitiate
    To impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
  121. Ambivalent
    Uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inabilityto make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or dotwo opposite or conflicting things.
  122. Analogous
    Having analogy; corresponding in some particular.
  123. Emissary
    A representative sent on a mission or errand.
  124. Felicity
    The state of being happy, especially in a high degree; bliss.
  125. Incendiary
    Used or adapted for setting property on fire.
  126. Magnanimous
    Generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness.
  127. Morose
    Gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
  128. Repartee
    A quick, witty reply.
  129. Ubiquitous
    Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent.
  130. Venerable
    commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character.
  131. Countenance
    Appearance, especially the look or expression of the face.
  132. Deposition
    Removal from an office or position.
  133. Discursive
    Passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
  134. Epigram
    Any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
  135. Feign
    To represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of.
  136. Interpolate
    to introduce (something additional or extraneous) betweenother things or parts; interject; interpose; intercalate.
  137. Laconic
    Using few words; expressing much in few words; concise.
  138. Mien
    Air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc..
  139. Veracity
    Habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness.
  140. Wry
    Produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features.
  141. Confound
    To perplex or amaze, especially by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse.
  142. Curate
    Any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parishpriest.
  143. Ethereal
    Light, airy, or tenuous.
  144. Gambol
    To skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
  145. Mutability
    Liable or subject to change or alteration.
  146. Nascent
    Beginning to exist or develop.
  147. Nonplused
    To render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.
  148. Pedeantic
    Ostentatious in one's learning.
  149. Quail
    To lose heart or courage in difficulty or danger; shrink with fear.
  150. Rhetorical
    Used for, belonging to, or concerned with mere style or effect.
  151. Effusive
    Unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve.
  152. Fatuous
    Foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
  153. Febrile
    Pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
  154. Incredulous
    Not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.
  155. Interminable
    Incapable of being terminated; unending.
  156. Obliquely
    In an oblique manner or direction.
  157. Pernicious
    Causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful.
  158. Sardonic
    Characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering.
  159. Ultimatum
    A final proposal or statement of conditions.
  160. Writhe
    To twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
  161. Astute
    Of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious.
  162. Beseech
    To implore urgently.
  163. Capitulate
    To surrencder unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
  164. Deprecating
    To express earnest disapproval of.
  165. Glean
    To gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
  166. Obfuscate
    To confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
  167. Pathos
    Pity. The quality or power in an actual life experience or inliterature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion.
  168. Primeval
    Of or pertaining to the first age or ages, especially of the world.
  169. Salubrious
    Favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
  170. Solicitous
    Anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc.,or a clause).
  171. Albeit
    Although; even if.
  172. Bereft
  173. Gratis
    Without charge or payment; free.
  174. Intercession
    An act or instance of interceding.
  175. Lineaments
    Often, lineaments. a feature or detail of a face, body, or figure, considered with respect to its outline or contour.
  176. Presage
    A presentiment or foreboding.
  177. Prodigal
    Wastefully or recklessly extravagant.
  178. Prolixity
    Extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
  179. Sinecure
    An office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
  180. Visage
    The face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.
  181. Accordant
    Agreeing; conforming; harmonious.
  182. Accouterments
    Personal clothing, accessories, etc.
  183. Deportment
    Demeanor; conduct; behavior.
  184. Exposition
    A large-scale public exhibition or show, as of art or manufactured products.
  185. Impugn
    To challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.
  186. Impute
    to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to aperson.
  187. Parapet
    Any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the like.
  188. Perinacity
    The quality of being pertinacious; persistence.
  189. Temperance
    Moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.
  190. Viands
    An article of food.
  191. Brevity
    Shortness of time or duration; briefness.
  192. Copious
    Large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful.
  193. Gout
    An acute, recurrent disease characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, chiefly those in the feet and hands, and especially in the great toe, and by an excess of uric acid in the blood.
  194. Habiliments
    Clothes or clothing.
  195. Irksome
    Annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome.
  196. Ponderous
    Of great weight; heavy; massive.
  197. Scrupulous
    Having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled.
  198. Sundry
    Various or diverse.
  199. Timorous
    Full of fear; fearful.
  200. Transcendent
    Going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
  201. Caustic
    Capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue.
  202. Dissolute
    Indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improperconduct; licentious; dissipated.
  203. Ebullient
    Overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited:
  204. Entourage
    A group of attendants or associates, as of a person of rank or importance.
  205. Extol
    To praise highly; laud; eulogize.
  206. Mete
    to distribute or apportion by measure; allot; dole (usually followed by out ).
  207. Poignant
    Keenly distressing to the feelings.
  208. Resolute
    Firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
  209. Turgid
    Swollen; distended; tumid.
  210. Xenophobic
    An unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.
  211. Chastening
    To inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
  212. Corporeal
    Of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
  213. Derive
    to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually followed by from ).
  214. Dubious
    Doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt.
  215. Ethos
    The character or disposition of a community, group, person, etc.
  216. Equivocal
    Of doubtful nature or character; questionable; dubious; suspicious.
  217. Errant
    Deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying.
  218. Goad
    A stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod.
  219. Replendent
    Shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid.
  220. Ruminate
    To chew the cud, as a ruminant.
  221. Aphorism
    a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corruptsabsolutely” (Lord Acton).
  222. Assail
    To attack vigorously or violently; assault.
  223. Beget
    (especially of a male parent) To procreate or generate (offspring).
  224. Bellicose
    Inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent;pugnacious.
  225. Discourse
    Communication of thought by words; talk; conversation.
  226. Garrison
    A body of troops stationed in a fortified place.
  227. Inculcate
    To implant by repeated statement or admonition; teachpersistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in ).
  228. Recourse
    Access or resort to a person or thing for help or protection.
  229. Usurp
    To seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right.
  230. Vexation
    The act of vexing.
  231. Adroit(ly)
    Expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
  232. Allocation
    The act of allocating; apportionment.
  233. Ascetic
    A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
  234. Beguile
    To influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
  235. Enjoin
    To prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis.
  236. Envoy
    A diplomatic agent.
  237. Ideology
    The body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
  238. Interloper
    To intrude into some region or field of trade without a proper license.
  239. Kowtow
    To act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference.
  240. Vicarious
    Performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another.