Elite B 626-750

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Elite B 626-750
2011-08-18 04:12:39

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  1. fracas
    a noisy firght
  2. convoluted
    intricate; complicated
  3. stalwart
    firm and resolute; having imposing physical strength
  4. negligible
    of little value or importance
  5. cohesion
    the act or state of uniting or sticking together
  6. avid
    having a passionate desire
  7. static
    not moving
  8. wayward
    stubbornly going against
  9. quarantine
    enforced isolation to prevent the spread of disease; to isolate for such purpose
  10. aggrandize
    to enlarge; increase in size; power or rank
  11. devout
    devoted to religion; sincere
  12. scaffold
    a temporary platform used in work on a building
  13. dogmatic
    arrogantly asserting unproved principles
  14. utilitarian
    stressing practical use over other values
  15. ricochet
    to rebound at least once from a surface
  16. transfix
    to pierce, as with a pointed weapon; to render motionless, as with fear
  17. taciturn
    almost always silent; not liking to talk
  18. tabulate
    to count
  19. sanctimonious
    pretending holiness; hypocritically devout
  20. pertinent
  21. decimate
    to destroy or kill a large part of a group
  22. supercilious
    feeling or showing proud contempt
  23. stultify
    to make absurdly useless, esp. by degrading; to make appear foolish
  24. profligate
    immorally wasteful
  25. rampant
  26. abyss
    a deep, bottomless chasm; immeasurable depth
  27. scintilla
    a small amount; a spark
  28. reartee
    a quick, witty reply; a series of such replies
  29. uncouth
    uncultured; crude
  30. despondent
    so sad as to lack all hope
  31. biennial
    happening every two years
  32. reprieve
    to postpone or cancel punishment
  33. torpid
    inactive; sluggish; dormant
  34. seethe
    to be violently excited; to boil
  35. allege
    to assert to be true, esp. without or before proof
  36. tenable
    able to be maintained or defended
  37. anodyne
    a pain-killer or anesthetic
  38. abeyance
    a suspension of activity
  39. charade
    an obvious pretense or deception
  40. assiduous
    diligent; hard-working; constant
  41. laudable
    worthy of praise
  42. punctilious
    careful about every detail of behavior
  43. extrapolate
    to predict by extending known information
  44. temper
    to bring down in tone; to moderate; to soften
  45. acute
    sharp; clever; severe
  46. status quo
    the existing state of affairs at a particular time
  47. pore
    to read or study carefully
  48. castigate
    to criticize severely, esp. in public
  49. rummage
    to search thoroughly by handling or disarranging the contents of
  50. solace
    comfort in a time of distress
  51. gullible
    easily deceived; credulous
  52. protege
    one whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by another person
  53. tact
    skill in dealing with others, esp. in difficult situations
  54. suffuse
    to spread through or over
  55. blase
    indifferent or bored with life; unimpressed as if because of too much worldly experience
  56. pusillanimous
  57. adjunct
    something attached to another in a subordinate position
  58. schema
    an outline or model, often drawn as a diagram
  59. epidemiology
    the branch of medicine that studies the causes, spread, and control of disease in populations
  60. viscous
    resistant to flow; thick
  61. bandy
    to pass about freely and carelessly
  62. specter
    a ghost; a disturbing image or prospect
  63. mar
    to damage
  64. contiguous
    sharing a common boundary; adjoining
  65. impasse
    a dead-end
  66. travail
    painfully difficult work; pain or suffering from mental or physical hardship
  67. lackadaisical
    showing lack of interest or spirit
  68. vagrant
    a person who wanders from place to place, esp. one who lives on the streets and constitutes a public nuisance
  69. revile
    to attack with harsh language
  70. deplore
    to feel or exress strong disapproval of
  71. redoubtable
    fearsome; formidable
  72. torrid
    parched with heat; ardent or passionate
  73. excavate
    to expose to view by digging out
  74. impotent
    powerless; helpless; ineffective
  75. litigant
    one who is engaged in a lawsuit
  76. connive
    to cooperate secretly in wrongful action
  77. resuscitate
    to revive, esp. from apparent death or unconsciousness
  78. definitive
  79. turmoil
    extreme confusion; uproar
  80. abhor
    to detest; to shrink from in disgust
  81. inconsequential
  82. beguile
    to deceive by charm
  83. vendetta
    a bitter feud or quarrel; fight
  84. sylvan
    characteristic of woods or forests
  85. woe
    deep distress or misery; misfortune
  86. vestige
    a trace of something that once existed but has disappeared
  87. tax
    to make difficult or excessive demads upon
  88. genesis
    birth; beginning; origin
  89. sodden
    thoroughly wed, drenched
  90. itinerary
    a route or proposed route for a journey
  91. ramshackle
    about to fall apart or fall down
  92. undulate
    to move in a wave-like motion
  93. pugnacious
    belligerent, ready to fight
  94. municipal
    relating to local government
  95. unctuous
    oily; showing insincere earnestness
  96. acquit
    to declare free of guilt; to clear
  97. veritable
    being truly named; real or genuine
  98. obituary
    a newspaper account of a person's death, usually including biographical information
  99. pseudonym
    a fictitious name assumed by an author
  100. mitigate
    to improve by lessening the severity of
  101. propitiate
    to appease or placate
  102. subjugate
    to bring under control; to conquer
  103. noxious
    harmful to health or the mind
  104. inert
    unable to move or respond; sluggish
  105. spurious
    not genuine; false
  106. amenable
    responsive to advice or authority
  107. senescent
    aging; growing weak with age
  108. recrimination
    a reply to one charge with a countercharge
  109. stringent
    imposing strict standards of performance; constricted
  110. dilemma
    a situation in which one must choose between two equally bad alternatives
  111. amend
    to improve through change or correction
  112. beset
    to attack from all sides; to trouble persistently
  113. paramount
    supreme; ranking higher than others in power or importance
  114. quiescent
    inactive, oft. suggesting a temporary state
  115. scapegoat
    one who takes blame
  116. recalcitrant
    marked by stubborn defiance
  117. refuse
  118. salubrious
    favorable to good health
  119. zest
    hearty enjoyment; flavor or interest
  120. upbraid
    to criticize sharply, esp. by a figure of authority
  121. tightfisted
    stingy; miserly
  122. relic
    a surviving trace of a culture or period that no longer exists
  123. bemuse
    to confuse or stupefy
  124. purloin
    to steal, oft. in violation of a trust
  125. virulent
    extremely infectious or harmful; bitterly hostile