Elite B 501-625

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  1. penitent
    feeling regret
  2. hypocrisy
    the pretense of having virtues or beliefs that one does not really have
  3. dispatch
    to send off promptly; efficient speed; a message, esp. official or from a journalist
  4. kudos
    glory; fame
  5. jeremiad
    an elaborate and lengthy take of sadness
  6. impetuous
    characterized by sudden emotion, energy, etc.; impulsive and passionate
  7. haven
    a safe place
  8. devour
    to eat up greedily
  9. fiat
    an authoritative order; an arbitrary decree
  10. preserve
    to remain constant despite obstacles
  11. camaraderie
    loyalty; a warm, friendly feeling among members of a group
  12. innuendo
    an indirect suggestion about someone or something, esp. of a negative nature
  13. fulcrum
    the point on which a lever pivots; a crucial point or agent
  14. hirsute
    having excessive body hair
  15. reproach
    to express disapproval for fault, usu. out of a sense of disappointment
  16. cherish
    to hold in great affection excessively interested in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, etc.
  17. narcissistic
    excessively interested in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, etc.
  18. martyr
    one who chooses to die rather than to give up religious beliefs, or who suffers greatly to further a cause
  19. venal
    capable of being bribed or corrupted
  20. cornucopia
    an abundance
  21. oppugn
    to oppose with argument; to contradict or call into question
  22. congenial
    suited to one's needs or nature; friendly; sympathetic
  23. prescribe
    to set down as a rule
  24. patina
    thin greenish layer that forms on a copper as a result of corrosion; the sheen on any surface produced by age or use
  25. pinnacle
    the highest point; summit
  26. caliber
    degree of worth or value
  27. lacuna
    an empty space or missing portion
  28. meander
    to follow a winding course; to wander without any fixed destination
  29. invective
    language that abuses or denounces
  30. heyday
    a time of success or popularity
  31. discrete
    individually distinct or separate
  32. dispirited
  33. quaint
    odd, especially in an old-fashioned way
  34. inchoate
    at an early stage of development; not well developed
  35. poignant
    sharply painful to the feelings
  36. malleable
    able to be pounded; capable of being molded; adaptable
  37. imbecile
    a stupid or silly person
  38. memento
    a reminder or a souvenir
  39. figment
    something that is created; something that is imagined
  40. infatuated
    experiencing an unreasonable plassion or attraction
  41. tacit
    unspoken but understood; silent
  42. attrition
    gradual reduction
  43. compendium
    a short, complete summary
  44. placate
    to make less angry
  45. erratic
    inconsistent, unpredictable
  46. obtuse
    slow in understanding; dull; stupid
  47. firebrand
    one who stirs up trouble or revolt
  48. berate
    to scold severely and at length
  49. benign
    kindly; creating a favorable influence; not dangerous to one's health
  50. fraternize
    to associate in a friendly manner
  51. patronize
    to sponsor or support; to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior
  52. redolent
    aromatic; fragrant; suggestive
  53. shear
    to cut hair or wool from
  54. feign
    to pretend; to fake
  55. melancholy
    sad,esp. a lingering or habitual state of mind; persistent sadness
  56. mores
    accepted rules of behavior
  57. dote
    to show excessive love or fondness
  58. chic
    smartly elegant in style and manner
  59. purvey
    to supply
  60. dissipate
    to scatter; to spend wastefully
  61. lambent
    flickering, e.g., of a flame or light reflected on a surface
  62. vain
    not producing the desired outcome; worthless; pround or conceited
  63. unruly
    difficult to control; disobedient
  64. garish
    marked by unpleasantly bright colors or excessive ornamentation
  65. petty
    having secondary rank or importance
  66. flaccid
    lacking firmness
  67. recidivist
    one who returns to criminal habits
  68. hidebound
  69. dwindle
    to decrease gradually until little remains
  70. autocracy
    rule by one person with unlimited power
  71. nonchalant
    seemingly unconcerned or indifferent
  72. succulent
    full of juice; highly enjoyable
  73. imminent
    impending; threatening; likely to happen
  74. sparse
    thinly spread or distributed; not dense or crowded
  75. gesticulate
    to make gestures, esp. while speaking
  76. largess
    generosity in giving gifts
  77. filibuster
    to use a prolonged speech to delay legislative action; a speech that delays legislative action
  78. privation
    lack of basic necessities
  79. toady
    a person who flatters others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant
  80. feral
    existing in a wild or untamed state
  81. maudlin
    excessively sentimental
  82. mercurial
    easily changeable; erratic
  83. decor
    a decorative style or scheme, as of a room
  84. myopic
  85. manifold
    of many kinds; numerous and varied
  86. pandemic
    general, widespread; a very widespread disease
  87. foreboding
    a sense of impending evil, esp. one without definite cause
  88. hysteria
    a sudden outburst of uncontrolled emotion such as fear, excitement, etc.
  89. havoc
    great destruction and devastation
  90. evanescent
    fading from sight; transient
  91. flotsam
    wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the sea
  92. contempt
    a feeling that something is low or disgusting
  93. metaphysical
    highly abstract or theoretical; lacking physical form
  94. expedite
    to speed up
  95. mellifluous
    smooth and sweet; flowing with sweetness
  96. gamut
    an entire range or series
  97. monolithic
    massive, solid and uniform in appearance
  98. palliate
    to lessen the pain or severity
  99. haggard
    appearing tired and thin, as from anxiety, disease, hunger, etc.
  100. tentative
    experimental; not sure
  101. implacable
    unable to be pacified; relentless
  102. perfunctory
    done without care or interest or merely as a form or routine
  103. solicitous
    showing anxious concern
  104. iconic
    an image; a symbol; a representation of a holy person, esp. in the Orthodox Christian churches
  105. fledgling
    a young inexperienced person; a young bird just growing feathers
  106. sanctuary
    a holy place; a place of refuge
  107. decree
    to order with the force of law; an official order
  108. deprive
    to take or keep something away from someone
  109. avert
    to turn away
  110. dispense
    to administer; to distribute; to do without
  111. ignominy
    shame; dishonor
  112. unscrutable
    hard to understand; enigmatic
  113. convivial
    sociable; festive
  114. obeisance
    a gesture, such as a curtsy, that expresses respect or obedience
  115. civic
    pertaining to a city or citizen
  116. raconteur
    one who tells stories with skill
  117. pandemonium
    a situation of great confusion, esp. because of fear or anger
  118. disheveled
    disarranged; untidy; rumpled
  119. malediction
    evil talk about someone; slander; a curse
  120. sumptuous
    of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish
  121. ephemeral
    lasting for a short time; fleeting
  122. preponderance
    superiority in weight, force, importance or influence
  123. analogy
    a similarity between things that are otherwise dissimilar
  124. inaugurate
    to formally bring into office at the beginning of a term
  125. opine
    to express an opinion
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Elite B 501-625
2011-08-05 04:38:59

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