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abase Abate Abdicate

Degrade or humble; to lower in rank, status, or esteem (v) Reduce, Diminish, become less in amount or intensity; (v) Formally give up the throne (or some other power or responsibility), give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations markedly different from an accepted norm, Abnormal or deviant, one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group Temporary suspension, inactivity Detest, regard with disgust Give up, renounce; repudiate, recant, or shun (especially formally or under oath) Rough, suitable for grinding or polishing (such as sandpaper); causing irritation or annoyance Side-by-side. The more common "abreast of" means keeping up with, staying aware of, or remaining equal in progress with. Reduce or lessen; shorten by omitting parts throughout while retaining the main idea Cutting off; sudden termination; the separation of leaves, petals, or other parts from a plant or animal Depart suddenly and secretively Hold back, refrain (especially from something bad or unhealthy); decline to vote A deep and vast space or cavity; anything profound or infinite Agree, give consent; assume power (usually as "accede to") Gradual increase; an added part or addition Sour; harsh or severe Slightly acid or sour; sharp or caustic Summit, peak, highest point The practice of pursuing political or other goals through vigorous action, often including protests and demonstrations Keen, quick, accurate insight or judgment Stick (to), such as with glue, or to a plan or belief Mildly scold; caution, advise, or remind to do something Make impure by adding inappropriate or inferior ingredients


adumbrate Adverse Advocate

Give a rough outline of; foreshadow; reveal only partially; obscure (adj) Opposing, harmful Speak or argue in favor of (verb); a person who pleads for a cause or on behalf of another person (noun) Dwelling or fortress built on a high place; the nest of a bird of prey, such as an eagle or hawk, built on a mountain or cliff Concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste, pertaining to the science of what is beautiful (adj); a sense of beauty and taste of a particular time and place (noun) Warm and friendly, pleasant, approachable Fake behavior (such as in speech or dress) adopted to give a certain impression Make greater; exaggerate Gather together, amount to (v); constituting a whole made up of constituent parts (adj) Cheerful or Speedy willingness Although, even though Cause to become unfriendly, hostile, or distant Distant physically or emotionally; reserved; indifferent Blend, merge, or unite Not clear, hard to understand, open to having several meanings of interpretations Uncertain; unable to decide, or wanting to do two contradictory things at once Improve; make better or more bearable Gradually pay off a debt, or gradually write off an asset Something that is not in its correct historical time; a mistake in chronology, such as by assigning a person or event to the wrong time period Pain relief; inability to feel pain Comparable, corresponding in some particular way (making a good analogy) Absence of law or government; chaos, disorder Make void or null, cancel, abolish (usually of laws or other established rules) Medicine that relieves pain (noun); soothing, relieving pain (adj)


26. 27.








5. 6. 7.

abeyance Abhor Abjure Abrasive abreast

30. 31.

Affable Affectation Aggrandize aggregate Alacrity albeit Alienate aloof amalgamate Ambiguous Ambivalent ameliorate amortize anachronism


32. 33.


34. 35. 36.


Abridge abscission



12. 13.

abscond Abstain abyss accede accretion acerbic acidulous Acme Activism

38. 39.




41. 42.

16. 17. 18. 19. 20.


44. 45.

analgesia Analogous Anarchy annul anodyne

21. 22. 23.

acumen Adhere Admonish adulterate







Rub or sprinkle oil on; make sacred, such as by a ceremony that includes applying oil to someone Deviation from what is common; inconsistency Make hostile or unfriendly Be older than, precede in time; assign to an earlier date Directly opposed, opposite; involving antithesis (the rhetorical act of placing two phrases opposite one another for contrast, as in love me or hate me) Not caring; absence of feeling; lack of interest or concern Of questionable authenticity; false Person who deserts a party, cause, religion, etc. Pioneer of a reform movement (originally, an early follower of Jesus) Highly appropriate, suitable, or relevant Inform, give notice to Praise or approval, especially formal approval Set aside or authorize (such as money) for a particular purpose; take for one's own use Judge, umpire, person empowered to decide matters at hand Known or understood by only a few; obscure, secret Characteristic of an earlier period, ancient, primitive Very passionate, devoted, or enthusiastic Very difficult, strenuous; severe, hard to endure Claim or take presumptuously or without the right to do so Using language in a clear, fluent way (adj.); speak distinctly or give clarity to an idea (v) Any object made by humans, especially those form an earlier time, such as those excavated bu archeologists Free of deceit or craftiness, natural, genuine; lacking skill or knowledge, crude, uncultured

74. 75.

aseptic asperity aspersions assail assiduous Assuage attenuate attuned Audacious Augment augury august Austere

Free from germs Rigor, severity; harshness or sharpness of tone; roughness of surface Damaging remarks, defamation, slander Attack violently, assault Persevering, diligent, constant Make milder, relieve; soothe, pacify, or calm Weaken or thin out In harmony; in sympathetic relationship Very bold or brave, often in a rude or reckless way Make Larger Telling the future, such as through supernatural means Venerable, majestic; inspiring admiration Severe in manner or appearance; very selfdisciplined, ascetic; without luxury or ease; sober or serious Self-governing, independent Insatiable greed; a miserly desire to hoard wealth Declare or affirm with confidence Enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate; excessively desirous Self-evident truth requiring no proof; universally or generally accepted principle Refuse to proceed or to do something Swell or puff out; increase rapidly Lacking freshness and originality; clich Something that ruins or spoils Morally low, mean, dishonorable; or little or no value; crude and unrefined; counterfeit Howling in a deep way, like a dog or wolf Contradict or misrepresent Doing good Harmless; favorable; kindle, gentle, or beneficial; not cancerous Personal inclination or tendency Attack, overwhelm, crowd in on or surround Group of birds or other animals that stay close together; any large group To fork into two branches or divide into two halves


Anomaly Antagonize antedate antithetical

76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82.

51. 52.



Apathy Apocryphal apostate apostle apposite apprise approbation appropriate arbiter Arcane Archaic ardent Arduous arrogate Articulate Artifact

83. 84.

55. 56.

85. 86.


58. 59. 60. 61.

87. 88.

Autonomous avarice Aver Avid axiom Balk balloon banal bane Base baying Belie beneficent Benign bent besiege bevy bifurcate

89. 90.





92. 93. 94. 95. 96.

65. 66. 67.


97. 98. 99. 100.



Artless Ascertain Ascetic

101. 71. 72.

Find out with certainty


Abstinent or austere in lifestyle; a person who leads an austere and simple life without material pleasures, esp. someone who does this for religious reasons Assign or credit to a certain cause or source





105. 106.

bilk blight

Cheat or defraud Disease that kills plants rapidly, or any cause of decay or destruction (noun); ruin or cause to wither (verb) Joyous, merry; excessively carefree (so as to ignore more important concerns) Fake, fraudulent Strengthen or support (Of speech or writing) far too showy or dramatic than is appropriate; pretentious Friendliness, open and simple good heartedness Rude, ill-mannered, or insensitive person a peasant or a country bumpkin Shake, wave, or flourish, as a weapon Suffer or tolerate Pertaining to shepherds; suggesting a peaceful and pleasant view of rural life Something that shields, protects, absorbs shock, or cushions Govt. characterized be many bureaus and petty administrators or by excessive, seemingly meaningless requirements Grow or flourish rapidly; put forth buds or shoots (of a plant) Polish, make smooth and lustrous Support or encourage (v); a support or prop, esp. projecting from and supporting the wall of a building (n) Past, former (adj.); that which is in the past (usually plural noun) Harsh, discordant, or meaningless mixture of sounds Malicious lie intended to hurt someone's reputation; the act of telling such lies Rumor, a false or baseless story Open, sincere, honest Authorized, recognized; pertaining to the canon, or body of accepted rules, standards or artistic works Acting on impulse, erratic Chief, most important Map-making Criticize severely; punish in order to correct

132. 133.

catholic Caustic Censure

Universal, broad-minded Capable of corroding metal or burning the skin; very critical or sarcastic Strong disapproval or official reprimand (n); to issue such disapproval or reprimand (v) Fanatical patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory; undue or biased devotion to any group, cause, etc. Trickery, deception by knowingly false arguments Arranged in or relating to time order Strictly limit a role, range of activity, or area; in math, to be constructed around so as to touch as many points as possible Cautious, prudent; careful to consider the circumstances and consequences Climb awkwardly or with difficulty, scramble Noisy uproar or protest, as from a crowd; a loud, continuous noise Make final or settle conclusively; to fasten or hold together Disgustingly or distastefully sweet Cause a liquid to become solid or semisolid Come together, unite; fuse together Final part of a musical composition; an ending, esp. one that sums up what has come before Chest for storing valuables; financial resources, a treasury Very convincing, logical Conspire; cooperate for illegal or fraudulent purposes The same in size, extent, etc., equivalent; proportional Concise but complete summary; a list or collection Self-satisfied, smug; overly content (and therefore lazy, neglectful, or some other bad quality) Eager to please; cheerfully complying Completing; fitting together well; filling mutual needs Obeying, submissive; following the requirements



blithe Bogus Bolster bombastic bonhomie Boor brandish brook bucolic Buffer Bureaucracy

108. 109. 110.




chicanery Chronological circumscribe


137. 138.


113. 114. 115.


circumspect clamber Clamor Clinch cloying coagulate Coalesce coda






143. 144.


Burgeon burnish Buttress

119. 120.

145. 146.


Bygone Cacophony calumny canard Candid Canonical


coffer Cogent collude Commensurate compendium Complacent


148. 149.



124. 125. 126.



127. 128. 129. 130. 131.

Capricious cardinal Cartography Castigate Catalyst

153. 154.

complaisant Complementary Compliant


Causer of change



Give in, admit, yield; acknowledge reluctantly; grant or give up (such as giving up land after losing a war) Reconciling, appeasing, attempting to make the peace Approve, agree Overlook, tolerate, regard as harmless Consult, compare views; bestow or give Confuse, frustrate; mix up or make worse Expert, especially in the fine arts; person or educated, redefined tastes Suggest or imply in addition to the precise, literal meaning Lessen the suffering or grief of (v); a control panel, or small table or cabinet (n) Unit, combine, solidify make coherent Squeeze, compress; restrict the freedom of interpret or translate Controversial; prone to causing arguments, especially gratuitous or petty ones Place in context, such as by giving the background or circumstances Things that are opposing; either of two opposite things Remorseful; feeling sorry for one's offenses or sins Rebellious; stubbornly disobedient Riddle, the answer to which involves a play on words; a mystery Move towards one another or towards a point; unite Knowledge about or experienced with in opposite way; on the other hand Call together, as to a meeting Twisted; very complicated Plentiful, bountiful Support, add evidence to Belonging to the entire world, at home globally; free from local or national prejudices or attachements Treat as a pet, pamper Close or exclusive group, clique Facial expression or face (n); approve or tolerate (v)


Counterintuitive Counterpoint

Against what one would intuitively expect Contrasting item, opposite; a complement; the use of contrast or interplay in a work of art Defeating the purpose; preventing the intended goal Secret, veiled, undercover Cunning, skillful in deception or underhandled schemes Very cowardly, lacking courage Believability, trustworthiness Gullible; prone to believing or trusting too easily or without enough evidence Steady increase in force, intensity, or the loudness of a musical passage; a climactic moment or peak Reach the highest point or final stage Greed, great or excessive desire Bad-tempered, difficult person; grouch Thinking the worst of others' motivations; bitterly pessimistic Discourage, dishearten, lessen the courage of Degrade; lower in quality, value, rank, etc.; lower in moral quality Expose, ridicule, or disprove false or exaggerated claims Speak in an impassioned, pompous, or oratorical manner; give a formal speech Downward slope Behaving with propriety and good taste; polite judge; consider Vandalize. mar the appearance of Failure to act, neglect (n); fail to fulfill an obligation, especially a financial one (v) Respectful submission; yielding to the authority or opinionj of another Cause to curve; turn aside, esp. from a sstraight course; avoid Harmful, unhealthful Fix, mark, or define the boundaries of



Conciliatory Concur Condone Confer confound Connoisseur connote Console Consolidate Constrict Construe Contentious Contextualize contraries contrite contumacious Conundrum Converge Conversant Conversely convoke Convoluted Copious Corroborate Cosmopolitan

158. 159. 160. 161. 162.


Counterproductive Covert Crafty Craven Credibility Credulous Crescendo

188. 189.

190. 191. 192.




165. 166. 167. 168.

194. 195. 196. 197.

Culminate cupidity curmudgeon Cynical Daunt Debase Debunk declaim







172. 173.



202. 203.

declivity Decorous Deem Deface Default

175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181.

204. 205. 206.


Deference Deflect Deleterious delimit

182. 183. 184.

cosset coterie Countenance


209. 210.

211. 212.

Delineate demagogue

Mark the outline of; sketch; describe in detail A leader who lies and gains power by arousing the passions and especially prejudices of the people Show reluctance or object, especially for moral reasons Belittle, attack the reputation of Be a name or symbol for mock. scoff at laugh at contemptuously Derived from something else; not original Thoroughly dried up, dehydrated Lacking consistency or order, disconnected, sporadic; going off topic impartial, disinterested; unconcerned, distant, aloof Something that restrains or discourages Very sheer, fine, translucent Bitter, abusive attack or criticism; rant Division into two parts or into two contradictory groups Formal or authoritative pronouncement; saying or proverb Intended to instruct; teaching , or teaching a moral lessen Lacking confidence, shy Spread widely, disseminate (verb); dispersed, widely spread out, or wordy and going offtopic (adj) Go off-topic when speaking or writing To become wider or make wider, cause to expand; to speak or write at length, elaborate upon Slow, late; procrastinating or stalling for time Person who takes up an art or activity for amusement only or in a superficial way Loud, confused noise, esp. for a long period of time A funeral or mourning song or poem Free someone from a mistake in thinking Having good judgement or insight; able to distinguish mentally Disconcerting, confusing, frustrating Harsh or inharmonious in sound; disagreeing, incongruous


Discredit Discrepancy discrete Discriminating Disingenuous Disinterested Disjointed Dismiss

Injure the reputation of, destroy credibility of or confidence in Difference or inconsistency Separate, distinct, detached, existing as individual parts Judicious, discerning, having good judgement or insight Insincere, not genuine Unbiased, impartial; not interested Disconnected, not coherent, jerky; having the joints separated Allow to disperse or leave; fire from a job; put aside or reject, especially after only a brief consideration Belittle, put down; bring shame upon, discredit Distinct, different Unbiased, not having a selfish or personal motivation; calm, lacking emotion Speed, promptness; send off or deal with in a speedy way Scatter, spread widely, cause to vanish A person's general or natural mood; tendency Disturbing, cause anxiety Mislead, conceal the truth, put on a false appearance of Scatter, spread about, broadcast Disagree or take an opposing view, esp. in relation to a formal body such as a government, political party, or church; such a view Dissolving, the state of having been dissolved; breaking bonds or breaking up of a group of people; death, disintegration; sinking into extreme hedonism, vice, and degradation Harsh, inharmonious sound; cacophony; disagreement Female, esp. relating to the maternal side of the family; women or women's work; a staff that holds wool or flax for spinning Swell, expand, stretch, bloat Purify; extract the essential elements of Act indecisively (verb); a state of fear or trembling excitement

240. 241.


demur Denigrate Denote Deride Derivative Desiccate desultory Detached Deterrent diaphanous Diatribe dichotomy dictum Didactic diffident diffuse


214. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219.

243. 244. 245.




disparage disparate Dispassionate Dispatch Disperse Disposition Disquieting dissemble Disseminate Dissent

221. 222. 223. 224.

248. 249.



251. 252.


253. 254.

227. 228.

255. 256.

229. 230.

Digress dilate



231. 232.

dilatory dilettante Din dirge Disabuse Discerning discomfiting discordant



Dissonance distaff

234. 235. 236.


260. 261. 262.

distend Distill dither

237. 238.


diurnal Diverge Divest

Occurring every day; happening in the daytime (rather than at night) Differ, deviate; branch off or turn aside, as from a path Deprive or strip of a rank, title, etc., or of clothing or gear; to sell off holdings (ant: invest) Discover through divination or or supernatural means; perceive by insight Person who applies doctrine in an impractical or rigid and close-minded way (noun); merely theoretical, impractical, or fanatical about other people accepting one's ideas (adj) Support with evidence, cite sources in a detailed way, create documentary evidence of Take off (such as clothes), put aside; remove one's hat as a gesture A system of principles laid down by an authority; established belief Asleep, inactive, on a break

287. 288.

effrontery Egalitarian Egregious egress Elated elegy Elevate

Shameless boldness Related to belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social spheres Extraordinarily or conspicuously bad; glaring An exit or the action of exiting Very happy, in high spirits Song or poem of sorrow, esp. for a deceased person Raise, lift up; lift the spirits of; move up to a higher rank or status or raise up to a higher spiritual or intellectual plane Call forth, bring out, evoke Marked by forceful, fluid, apt speech; expressive, emotionally moving Make abnormally thin, cause to physically waste away Decorate, add ornamentation; enhance (a story) with fictional or fanciful details Prominent, distinguished, of high rank Coming from, based on, or able to be verified by experience or experimentation; not purely based on theory Copy in an attempt to equal or be better than Warm, glowing praise, esp. a formal expression of praise Native, local; natural, specific to, or confined to a particular place Weaken, tire Produce, give rise to, cause to exist; procreate Raise to a higher value, desirability, etc. Puzzle, mystery, riddle; mysterious or contradictory person Having the right to certain privileges; believing, sometimes without cause, that one deserves or has a right to certain privileges Count or list; specify one-by-one Lasting only a short time, fleeting Person with cultivated, refined tastes, esp. in food and wine Composure, evenness of mind; mental or emotional stability, esp. under stress Fair, equal, just Use unclear language to deceive or avoid committing to a position


289. 290. 291. 292.



Divine doctrinaire



294. 268.

Document doff Dogma Dormat dovetail droll Dubious dupe duplicity dyspeptic e.g. ebullient Eccentric echelon Eclectic Eclipse

Elicit Eloquent emaciate Embellish Eminent Empirical






271. 272. 273. 274. 275.


Join or fit together


Funny in an odd way Doubtfull, questionable, suspect Person who is easily fooled or used (noun); to fool or exploit (verb) Deceit, double-dealing, acting in two different ways for the purpose of deception Grumpy, pessimistic, irritable; suffering from dyspepsia (indigestion) For example, such as Very enthusiastic, lively, excited; bubbling as though being boiled Peculiar, odd, deviating from the norm esp. in a whimsical way A level, rank or grade; the people at that level Selecting the best of everything or from many diverse sources The obscuring of one thing by another, such as the sun by the moon or a person by a more famous or talented person (n); to obscure, darken, make less important (v) Uplift, enlighten, instruct or improve in a spiritual or moral way the quality of being able to produce the intended effect Representation or image of a person, esp. a crude facsimile used to mock a hated person
300. 301.

Emulate encomium endemic Enervate engender Enhance Enigma Entitlement




303. 304. 305. 306.

278. 279.



281. 282.

308. 309. 310.

Enumerate Ephemeral epicure equanimity Equitable equivocate



edify Efficacy effigy



312. 313.



Erratic Erroneous ersatz erstwhile Erudite Eschew Esoteric Estimable ethos Eulogy euphemism

Inconsistent, wandering, having no fixed course Mistaken, in horror; improper, morally incorrect Artificial, synthetic; being an inferior substitute Former, previous (adj); in the past, formerly (adv)




Done without preparation (esp. of a speech), or with some preparation but no notes; improvised, done on the spur of the moment Conjecture about an unknown by projecting information about something known; predict by projecting past experience Joking, humorous, esp. inappropriately; not serious, concerned with frivolous things Make easier, help the progress of Group or clique within a larger organization; party strife and dissension Containing a fallacy, or mistake in logic; logically unsound; deceptive Left unplanted (of land); not in use Excessively devoted, enthusiastic, or zealous in a uncritical way Whimsical, capricious; imaginary; freely imaginative rather than based on reason or reality Excessively particular, difficult to please; painstaking, meticulous, requiring excessive attention to detail Measure the depth of (usually of water)as with a sounding line; penetrate and discover the meaning of, understand Foolish, silly, esp. in a smug or complacent manner Show affection or try to please in the manner of a dog; try to win favor through flattery and submissive behavior Possible, logical or likely, suitable Fruitful, fertile; capable of abundantly producing offspring, vegetation, or creative or intellectual work Admirably appropriate, very well-suited for the occasion; pleasant, fortunate, marked by happiness Very hot; heated in passion or enthusiasm Stinking; having an offensive smell Faithfulness, loyalty; strict observance of duty; accuracy in reproducing a sound or image





338. 318.

Scholarly, knowledgeable; possessing deep, often systematic, knowledge Shun, avoid, abstain from Understood by or intended for only a few; secret Worthy of esteem, admirable; able to be estimated The character, personality, or moral values specific to a person, group, time period, etc. Speech of praise or written work of praise, esp. a speech given at the funeral Substitution of a mild, inoffensive, or indirect expression for one that is considered offensive or too direct Pleasing or sweet sound, especially as formed by a harmonious use of words Make worse (more violent, severe, etc.), inflame; irritate or embitter (a person) Very severe in making demands; requiring precise attention Clear from guilt or blame Comprehensive, thorough, exhausting a topic or subject, accounting for all possibilities; draining, tending to exhaust Requiring immediate attention, action, or aid; excessively demanding Clear from blame or accusation; free from a responsibility Suitable, proper; effective, often at the expense of ethics or other considerations Direct, clear, fully revealed; clearly depicting sex or nudity Person who expounds or explains; champion, advocate, or representative Censor; remove objectionable or offensive parts
351. 348. 339. 340.


319. 320.

Facilitate faction Fallacious fallow Fanatical Fanciful




342. 343.





euphony Exacerbate Exacting Exculpate Exhaustive








fatuous fawn

328. 329.


exigent exonerate expedient Explicit Exponent expurgate

349. 350.

Feasible fecund






fervid fetid Fidelity


353. 354.




Metaphorical, base don figures of speech; containing many figures of speech (as fancy sounding writing); relayed to portraying human or animal figures Extreme delicacy, subtlety, or diplomacy in handling a sensitive situation or in a performance or skill (n); use tact or diplomacy; employ a deceptive strategy (v) Get tired, lose enthusiasm hang limply or droop A young bird that has just recently gotten its feathers, an inexperienced person (noun); new or inexperienced (adj) Passing quickly, transitory Reddish or rosy; flowery, showy, or excessively fancy Treat with disdain, contempt, or scorn (usually of rules) Stroke of luck, something accidentally successful incite, instigate, stir up, promote the growth of; apple medicated liquid to a body part Wander in search of; rummage, hunt, make a raid Place where a river or similar body of water is shallow enough to walk or ride a vehicle across (noun); to cross at such a place (verb) Indicate or suggest beforehand, presage Delay, hinder, prevent by taking action beforehand Surrender or lose as a result of an error, crime, or failure to fulfill an obligation Strengthen, invigorate, encourage Happening by chance; lucky Noisy disturbance or fight; brawl Unruly, troublemaking; irritable Wildly excited, frantic, distracted On the margin, periphery (adj.); the people in a group who hold the most extreme views Economical, thrifty, not wasteful with money; inexpensive Explode, detonate; attack verbally in a vehement, thunderous way Done secretly; stealthy, sly, shifty Producing no useful result, ineffective, trivial or unimportant Declare false, deny; oppose

380. 381. 382. 383.

gambol garner Garrulous Gauche Gawky Germane gestation

Frolic; skip or leap playfully Gather and store; amass, collect Talkative, wordy, rambling Tactless, lacking social grace, awkward, crude Physically awkward (esp. of a tall, skinny person, often used to describe teenagers) Relevant and appropriate, on-topic Pregnancy; the period from conception until birth of an animal or (metaphorically) of an idea or plan Main idea, essence Pertaining to glaciers; cold, icy, slow, unsympathetic Fluent and easy in a way that suggests superficially or insincerity Stare in an angry, sullen way Urge on (as cattle) with a pointed or electrically charged stick; spur on, stimulate, encourage The "bumps" created by hairs standing up on the skin in response to cold, fear, etc. Scooping or digging tool, like a chisel, or a hole made with such a tool (noun); cut or scoop out; force out a person's eye with one's thumb; swindle, extort money from (verb) A progression, a process taking place gradually, in stages; one of these stages Insert part of a plant into another plant, where it continues to grow; join living tissue (such as skin) to part of the body where it will continue to live and grow; attach as if by grafting (verb); the part so grafted (as in a graft of skin); the act of acquiring money or other benefits through illegal means, esp. by abusing one's power (noun) Relating to lofty speech, esp. to the point of being pompous, overblown, bombastic Perform showily in an attempt to impress onlookers Irritating; harsh or discordant (of a noise); scraping Social, pertaining to a flock or crowd Causing grief or suffering; very serious, grave; flagrant, outrageous Complain or grumble (verb); a reason for complaint (noun)





Flag fledgling

385. 386.


359. 360.

Fleeting florid flout fluke foment forage ford

387. 388.

Gist glacial Glib glower goad




390. 391.




Goosebumps gouge



366. 367.

Foreshadow forestall Forfeit Fortify fortuitous fracas fractious frenetic Fringe Frugal fulminate furtive Futile Gainsay


Gradation graft



369. 370. 371. 372. 373. 374.


grandiloquent grandstand grating Gregarious grievous grouse





399. 400.

377. 378.





Creep or crawl with one's face to the ground, prostrate oneself as a token of subservience, degrade or abase oneself Clever deceit, cunning, craftiness So commonplace as to be stale; not fresh or original Calm and peaceful, carefree; prosperous, successful, happy A mark indicating quality, purity, genuineness, etc.; any distinguishing characteristic Grasping, squeezing, etc. of the hands as an expression of nervousness, guilt, etc.; extend debate over what to do about an issue Unlucky, unfortunate Long, intense verbal attack, esp. when delivered publicly Bold, brave, capable of withstanding hardship, fatigue, cold, etc. Farming tool that breaks up soil (noun); painfully disturb or distress (verb) Harbor or port; refuge, safe place Listen, pay attention to Avoid commitment by leaving provisions for withdrawal or changing one's mind; protect a bet by also betting on the other side Person devoted to pleasure Domination, authority; influence by one country over others socially, culturally, economically, etc. Airtight, sealed, isolated; reclusive; pertaining to alchemy, occult Different in type, incongruous; composed of different types of elements Strike, chop, or hack (as with an axe, sword. etc.); make or shape something (such as a statue) with a cutting tool A ranked series; a classification of people according to rank, ability, etc.; a ruling body Very old, gray or white as from old age Mixture of different kinds of things, jumble Honor or respect demonstrated publicly Of the same kind; uniform throughout Trick, deceive In an intense, fiery, or heated way


husband Hyperbole iconoclast Idiosyncrasy idolatry idyllic

Manage prudently, sparingly, or economically; conserve Deliberate exaggeration for effect Attacker of cherished beliefs or institutions Characteristic or habit peculiar to an individual; peculiar quality, quirk Idol worship; excessive or unthinking devotion or adoration Presenting a positive, peaceful view of rural life (as poetry or prose); pleasant in a natural, simple way Not noble; having mean, base, low motives; low quality Narrow-mindedness, bigotry; strictness or lack of generosity Permeate or saturate, as dye in a fabric; influence throughout Ready to occur, impending Unchangeable Make worse, weaken Unbiased, fair Position or road from which there is no escape; deadlock Not having or not showing physical feeling or emotion Poor, without money Hold back, obstruct the progress of Commanding, domineering; acting like a high-ranking person; urgent Impassable, not allowing passage through (such as by a liquid) Calm, not able to be upset or agitated Impenetrable, not able to be harmed or emotionally disturbed Passionately impulsive, marked by sudden, hasty emotion; forceful, violent Not religious, lacking reverence, ungodly Not able to be appeased, calmed, or satisfied Act of implying or that which is implied; close connection, esp. in a incrimination way implied, not stated directly; involbed in the very essence of something, unquestionable Burst inward Curse; prayer for harm to come to someone

428. 429. 430.

403. 404.

Guile Hackneyed halcyon hallmark






handwringing hapless harangue Hardy harrow Haven Hearken hedge


ignoble Illiberality imbue Imminent immutable Impair Impartial impasse impassive impecunious Impede imperious impermeable imperturbable impervious impetuous impious implacable Implication


408. 409.



436. 437. 438. 439. 440.


412. 413. 414.


415. 416.

Hedonist hegemony

442. 443. 444.


hermetic Heterogenous hew



446. 447.




Hierarchy hoary Hodgepodge homage Homogenous hoodwink hotly

449. 450.

421. 422. 423. 424. 425. 426.



Implicit Implode imprecation

453. 454.

455. 456.

impugn impute Inadvertent inasmuch

Attack the truth or integrity of Credit, attribute; lay blame or responsibility for (sometimes falsely) Unintentional; characterized by a lack of attention, careless In like manner, considering that (contradiction of "in as much", generally followed by "as") Blood red or flesh-colored Setting on fire, pertaining to arson; arousing strife, rebellion, etc.; "inflaming" the senses Something that encourages greater action or effort, such as a reward Just begun, underdeveloped, unorganized Just beginning; in a very early state

483. 484. 485. 486.

inimical iniquity Innocuous inordinate inquest

Hostile, adverse, harmful Injustice, wickedness, sin Harmless, inoffensive Excessive, not within proper limits, unrestrained Legal or judicial inquiry, especially before a jury and especially made by a coroner into the cause of someone's death; the results of such an inquiry Incapable of feeling; unconscious, unaware Hint, suggest slyly; introduce (an idea) into someone's mind in a subtle, artful way Dull, stale, lacking taste or interest Pertaining to an island; detached, standing alone; narrow-minded, provincial Rebellion or revolt against a government or similarly established authority Able to be understood, clear Bury (a dead body) or place in a tomb Interaction, reciprocal relationship or influence A time in between two reigns or regimes during which there is no ruler; a period during which government does not function; any period of freedom from authority or break or interruption in a series Difficult to control, manage, or manipulate; hard to cure; stuborn Refusing to compromise, inflexible, having extreme attitudes Fearless, brave, enduring in the face of adversity Belonging to the essential nature of a thing Flood, cover with water, overwhelm Toughen up; accustom or habituate to pain, hardship, etc. Violent denunciation; accusations, insults, or verbal abuse Entice, lure; get something by flattery, cleverness, or offering incentives Investing; formally giving someone a right or title Hateful, offensive, injurious Irritable, easily angered Wavering, not sure how to proceed, not firm in one's decision-making




459. 460.

incarnadine Incendiary

488. 489.

insensible insinuate insipid insular insurrection Intelligible inter interplay interregnum


Incentive Inchoate Incipient Incongruous Inconsequential inconstancy Incorporate inculcate indefatigable Indeterminate Indifferent indigence indolent inert inexorable infallible Inform

490. 491.

462. 463. 464.


Out of place, inappropriate, not harmonious Insignificant, unimportant; illogical

493. 494.

465. 466.

Fickleness, unreliability; the state of changing without good reason Combine, unite; form a legal corporation; embody, give physical form to Teach persistently, implant (an idea) in a person Untiring, not able to become fatigued Not fixed or determined, indefinite; vague Not caring, having no interest; unbiased, impartial Extreme poverty





469. 470. 471.


intractable intransigent Intrepid Intrinsic inundate inure invective inveigle investiture invidious irascible irresolute


472. 473. 474. 475.


Lazy, slothful Inactive; having little or no power to move Relentless, unyielding; not moved by pleading Incapable of error; certain Inspire, animate; give substance, essence or context to; be the characteristic quality of Genuine, sincere, not holding back; naive Deep-rooted, forming part of the very essence; worked into the fiber Ungrateful person Make an effort to gain favor with Existing as a permanent, essential quality; intrinsic
505. 503. 500. 501. 502.

476. 477.


478. 479.

Ingenuous Ingrained ingrate ingratiate Inherent

480. 481. 482.

506. 507. 508.


itinerant itinerary Jargon jettison jingoism Jocular Judicious Juncture

Traveling from place to place, esp. as part of a job Travel schedule; detailed plan for a journey Vocabulary specific to a group or occupation; convoluted or unintelligible language Discard, cast off; throw items overboard in order to lighten a ship in an emergency Excessive, loud patriotism and aggressive, warlike foreign policy Joking or given to joking all the time; jolly, playful

535. 536.

laudable Lavish lax Layperson

Worthy of praise Abundant or giving in abundance; marked by excess (adj.); give very generously (v) Not strict; careless, loose, slack A person who is not a member of the clergy or not a member of a particular profession (such as medicine, law, etc.) Suspicious or wary Slight-of-hand (magic as performed by a magician); trickery or deception Lazy, drowsy, or sluggish Lightness (of mind, spirit, or mood) or lack of seriousness, sometimes in an inappropriate way Collect tax from, wage war on, or enlist for military service (v); act of collecting tax or amount owed, or the drafting of troops into military service (n) Favorable to progress or reform; believing in maximum possible individual freedom; tolerant, open-minded; generous(adj.); a person with such beliefs or practices (n) Morally or sexually unrestrained personl freethinker (regarding religion) Sexually unrestrained; immoral; ignoring the rules Also, in addition to; similarly, in the same way Clear, transparent; completely calm Treat like a celebrity Flexible, supple, agile Spiritless, lacking interest or energy Furiously angry, enraged Keep a record of, write down; travel for or at a certain distance or speed (v); a written record (n) Talkative, wordy Clear, easy to understand; rational, sane Mournful, gloomy (sometimes in an exaggerated way) Soothe or cause to fall asleep (as in lullaby); quite down; make to feel secure, sometimes falsely (v); a period of calm o quite (n) Walk in a heavy or clumsy way, sometimes due to being weighed down Shining, radiant, well-lit; brilliant or enlightening

510. 511.

537. 538.



539. 540.

leery legerdemain lethargic Levity


541. 515. 516.

Using good judgement; wise, sensible


Critical point in time, such as a crises or a time when a decision in necessary; a place where two things are joined together



Place side by side (either physically or in a metaphorical way, such as to make a comparison) Sharp, piercing; very perceptive or mentally sharp; intense (of a feeling) Ignite, cause to begin burning; incite, arouse, inflame Pertaining to motion The sound made by a bell for a funeral, or any sad sound or signal of a failure, death, ending, etc. (noun); to make such a sound (verb) Praise, honor, congratulations Tearful, mournful
548. 545. 544.



Keen kindle kinetic knell



520. 521.

Libertine licentious Likewise limpid lionize lissome listless livid Log


522. 523. 524.

Kudos lachrymose Lackluster Laconic Lament Lampoon Landmark


Not shiny; dull, mediocre; lacking brilliance or vitality Using few words, concise Mourn; express grief, sorrow, or regret (v); an expression of grief esp. as a song or poem (n) A harsh satire (n); ridicule or satirize (v) Object (such as a building) that stands out and can be used to navigate by; a very important place, event, etc. Drooping from exhaustion. sluggish, slow; lacking in sprit Theft Generosity, the giving of money or gifts (esp. with the implication that the giver is a bit superior to the recipient) Tiredness, weariness; lazy indifference Potential; existing but not visible or active Worthy of praise

549. 550. 551. 552. 553.

525. 526.

527. 528.

554. 555. 556.

Loquacious Lucid lugubrious Lull


Languid larceny largess or largesse Lassitude latent Laudable

530. 531.


532. 533. 534.


lumber luminous



lurid machination or machinations maelstrom magnanimous magnate Makeshift malediction malinger Malleable manifest mannered mar martinet maudlin

Gruesome or excessively vivid; sensational, shocking, unrestrained Crafty schemes or plots




Environment, atmosphere; the environmental setting in which something happens or develops Have a great effect, weigh heavily (often as militate against) Stuck, entangled (in something, like a swamp or muddy area), soiled Jollity, merriment; amusement or laughter Hater of humankind


militate mired mirth misanthrope or misanthropist missive Mitigate Modest


Violent whirlpool; any chaotic, turbulent situation High-minded, noble, lofty; generous in forgiving others, free of resentment Very important or influential person, esp. in business A temporary, often improvised, substitute (n); improvised for temporary use (adj.) A curse Pretend to be sick, esp. to get out of work, duties, etc. Able to be bent, shaped, or adapted Obvious, apparent, perceptible to the eye (adj); to show, make clear, or prove (verb) Having a particular manner, esp. an artificial one Damage, spoil, ruin Person who adheres to rules extremely closely; strict disciplinarian Excessively sentimental, showing sadness or some other emotion in a foolish or silly way Rebel, individualist, dissenter



586. 587.



588. 589.

Letter, written message Make less sever; lessen or moderate (damage, gried, pain, etc.) humble; simple rather than showy; decent (esp. "covering up" in terms of dress); small, limited A little bit or limited quantity Stylish, contemporary Calm or soothe (an angry person); lessen or soften Shed or cast off, esp. to regularly shed skin, feathers, etc. (as a snake) Relating to or resembling a monastery (where monks or nuns live), esp. by being quiet, secluded, contemplative, strict, and/or lacking luxuries Sameness or repetitiousness to the point of being boring; lack variation, uniformity, esp. repetition in sound Besides; in addition to what was just stated Customs, manners, or morals of a particular group Gloomy, sullen Diverse, having a lot of variety Common, ordinary, everyday Generous, giving liberally Near-sighted; lacking long-term thinking, short-sighted Lowest point Simple and unsophisticated, unsuspecting, lacking worldly experience and critical judgement Coming into existence, still developing Deny or refute; make void or cause to be ineffective

566. 567.


568. 569.

591. 592. 593.

modicum modish Molify molt monastic


571. 572.




574. 575.

Maverick maxim Mendacious mendicant Mercurial meretricious Metamorphosis


A general truth or fundamental principle, esp. expressed as a proverb or saying Lying, habitually dishonest Beggar, or religious follower who lives by begging Quickly and unpredictable changing moods; fickle, flighty Attractive in a vulgar or flashy way, tawdry; deceptive A complete change or transformation (in biology, a change such as a caterpillar becoming a pupa and then a butterfly) Concerned with abstract thought, related to metaphysics (branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the nature of being and of the world); very subtle or abstruse Taking extreme care in regards to details; precise, fussy
597. 598.


576. 577.

Moreover Mores morose multifarious Mundane munificent myopic nadir Naive


599. 600. 601. 602. 603.





604. 605.



606. 607.

Nascent Negate


neologism neophyte Net

New word or phrase (or a new meaning applied to an existing word or phrase) Beginner, novice; person newly converted to a religion Remaining after expenses or other factors have been deducted; ultimate (adj.); too bring in as profit, or to catch as in a net (v) Irritate, sting, or annoy However, even so, despite that


Opaque opine opprobrium Optimal or Optimum orotund Orthodox Oscillate ossify ostensible or ostensive ostentatious Outstrip Overshadow overwrought palatial palliate pallid panache panegyric panoply Paradigm Paradox paragon pare

Not translucent; not allowing light, heat, etc. to pass through; dark, dull, unclear or stupid Express an opinion Disgrace and disapproval that result from outrageously shameful actions Best, most desirable or favorable Full, rich, and clear (of the voice or speaking); pompous, bombastic adhering to a traditional, established faith, or to anything customary or commonly accepted Swing back and forth; waver, change one's mind Become bone or become hard like bone; become inflexible in attitudes, opinions, etc. Professed, evident, or pretended; outwardly appearing in a certain way Pretentious, boastful showiness Surpass, exceed; be larger or better than; leave behind Cast a shadow over, darken; dominate, make to seem less important Overly nervous, agitated, or excited; too ornate, elaborate, or fussy; overdone Suitable for or resembling a palace, magnificent Make less serious or severe; relieve symptoms of an illness Abnormally pale (as skin); lacking color or vitality Flair, style, swagger; a flamboyant or grand way of acting Formal or lofty expression of praise Splendid, wide-ranging, impressive display or array Model or pattern; worldview, set of shared assumptions, values, etc. Contradiction that is actually true Model of excellence, perfect example Peel or cut off the outer layer (such as peeling fruit with a knife), reduce or trim as if cutting off the outer parts Social outcast, untouchable Discussion, negotiation, esp. between enemies (noun); to have such a discussion (verb)


634. 635.



611. 612.

nettle Nevertheless or Nonetheless noisome nominal nontrivial normative



613. 614.

Offensive, disgusting; harmful Trivial, so small as to be unimportant; in name only, so-called Important or big enough to matter Implying or attempting to establish a norm; expressing value judgments or telling people what to do (rather than merely describing that which is happening) Ill fame; the state of being well known for a disgraceful reason New, fresh, original A subtle difference in tone, meaning, expression, etc. Stubborn, hardhearted, hardened in wrongdoing Factual, related to reality or physical objects; not influenced by emotions, unbiased Slanting or sloping; indirect, misleading, or evasive Servile, very compliant, fawning Out of date, no longer in use Stubborn or hard to control Prevent, eliminate, or make unnecessary Stop up, close, shut in or shut off The supernatural (n); pertaining to magic, astrology, etc.; mysterious, secret or hidden (adj.); to hide, to shut off from view (v) Casual, informal; done without preparation or forethought; rude in a short way, brusque Excessively eager in giving unwanted advice or intruding where one is not wanted; meddlesome, pushy Counteract, compensate for (v); a counterbalance(n) Burdensome, oppressive, hard to endure



615. 616.


642. 643.


Notoriety Novel Nuance obdurate Objective oblique Obsequious Obsolete Obstinate Obviate occlude Occult


618. 619.








623. 624. 625. 626. 627. 628.


650. 651.


653. 654. 655.


Offhand Officious


656. 657.

Pariah parley


Offset Onerous



parry Partial

Deflect or avoid (esp. a blow or attack); skillfully evade (a question) Biased, prejudiced, favoring one over others; having a special liking for something or someone (usually partial to) Devoted to a particular group, case, etc.(adj); fervent supported of a group, party, idea, etc. guerrilla fighter(b) Mix of incongruous parts; artistic work imitating the work of other artists, often satirically Obvious, apparent, plain to see (adj.); a letter from a govt. guaranteeing an inventor the rights to his or her invention (n) Capable of producing disease Relating to or caused be disease; relating to compulsive bad behavior Condescending, having a superior manner, treating as an inferior Scarcity, the state of being small in number Small sin or fault Person who pays excessive attention to book learning and rules, or who uses his or her learning to show off Travel around while selling; sell illegally; give out or disseminate


peripatetic Peripheral Permeate pernicious perspicacious Pervasive phalanx

Journeying from place to place; traveling on foot Relating to or making up an outer boundary or region; not of primary importance, fringe Spread or penetrate throughout Very harmful or destructive, deadly Having penetrating insight or good discernment Tending to spread throughout Formation of soldiers carrying shields close together for defense; any very close group of people Efforts to improve the well-being of humankind, generally through giving money Person deficient in or hostile to culture Apathetic, sluggish, not easily excited or made emotional fake, counterfeit; insincere, not genuine Devout; religiously reverent and dutiful Core, essence; significance or weight Satisfy or calm down (an angry or dissatisfied person), esp. by conciliatory gestures Peaceful, calm, tranquil Able to be shaped or formed; easily influenced A shallow, overused statement; cliche Believable; having the appearance of truth Of the common people Excess; excessive amount Brave, spirited Plunge, fall straight down Rule by the wealthy Divided into sharply opposed groups Controversial argument, esp. one attacking a specific idea Shrewd, pragmatic; tactful or diplomatic Speaking or composed of many languages (of a person, book, etc.); a person who knows several languages Heavy, bulky and unwieldy; dull. labored Presume, suggest, put forward (an idea) Happening or continuing after death



684. 685. 686.





687. 688.





663. 664.

pathogenic Pathological Patronizing Paucity Peccadillo pedant

690. 691.

philistine phlegmatic Phone Pious Pith Placate


666. 667. 668.

692. 693. 694. 695.


peddle Pedestrian pejorative pellucid Penchant penitent

696. 670. 671.

Ordinary, dull, commonplace


Placid Plastic platitude Plausible plebian plethora plucky Plummet plutocracy Polarized polemic politic polyglot

Disparaging, derogatory, belittling (adj); a name or word that is disparaging (noun)



Transparent, translucent; clear, easy to understand Liking or inclination (usually penchant for) Regretful, feeling remorse for one's sins or misdeeds (adj); a person who feels this way (noun) Outer part of a shadow from an eclipse; any surrounding region, fringe, periphery; any area where something "sort of" exists Extreme poverty or scarcity

699. 700. 701. 702. 703. 704. 705. 706.

673. 674.



676. 677. 678. 679.

penury per se peregrinate perennial Perfidious perfunctory

Intrinsically; by itself; in itself Travel from place to place, esp. on foot Lasting through the years or indefinitely, enduring; recurring Disloyal, treacherous, violating one's trust Done superficially, without much care, or merely as routine
709. 710. 711. 707. 708.

680. 681.

Ponderous posit Posthumous

712. 713. 714.

Potentate Pragmatic prattle

Ruler, person of great power Practical; dealing with actual facts Talk in an idle, simple-minded, meaningless, or foolish way; chatter, babble Introductory statement, preface Unstable, insecure, dangerous Cause to happen suddenly or prematurely; fling, plunge, or hurl down Concise summary, abstract Something that comes before, esp. something that also announces or suggests something on its way Preference, tendency or favorability towards Having an inclination or tendency beforehand; subscribe Prevent; take the place of, supplant; take before someone else can Having foreknowledge or foresight, seeing the future Based on inference or assumption; providing reasonable grounds for belied Too bold of forward; going beyond that which is proper Claiming or demanding a position of importance or dignity, esp. when unjustified; showing off, creating a deceptive, false show of worth Supernatural, exceptional


Prohibitive Proliferate prolix Prologue Pronounced propagate propensity prophetic propitiate

Tending to forbid something, or serving to prevent Increase or spread rapidly or excessively Excessively long and wordy (of a person, piece of writing, etc.) Introductory part to a book, play, etc. Distinct, strong, clearly indicated Reproduce, spread, increase Natural inclination or tendency Relating to prophesy, predicting, ominous Attempt to reconcile with, satisfy, or reduce the animosity of (a person who is angry, offended, etc.) Favorable, giving good signs for the future, likely to work out; kind or forgiving Conforming to good manners or appropriate behavior Dull, ordinary Prohibit, outlaw; denounce; exile or banish Potential, in the future Lucky, fortunate, or relating to divine care (the idea that a deity has helped or cared for a person) Agent, substitute, person authorized to act on behalf of another Wise in practical matters, carefully providing for the future Juvenile, immature boxing, fighting with the fists Inclined to fight, combative Power, might Physical beauty Having a sharp taste or smell; biting, stimulating, sharp Cowardly, timid Modified, limited, conditional on something else Uncertainty or confusion about what to do, dilemma Given to complaining, grumbling Make trivial arguments or criticism, find faults in a petty way, esp. to evade something more important Quiet, still

740. 741.

715. 716. 717.

Preamble Precarious precipitate prcis Precursor

742. 743. 744. 745. 746. 747.

718. 719.


predilection Predisposed Preempt prescient presumptive Presumptuous Pretentious


propitious Propriety Prosaic Proscribe Prospective providential




750. 751. 752. 753.





proxy Prudent puerile pugilism Pugnacious puissance pulchritude pungent pusillanimous Qualified Quandary querulous Quibble



756. 727. 728. 729. 730. 731. 732. 733. 734.

preternatural prevaricate primacy Principled Pristine Probity proclivity Prodigal Prodigious Profligate Profound


Stray from the truth, mislead, lie


The state of being first or most important


Having high moral standards


In an original, pure state; uncorrupted


Honesty, integrity Inclination, natural tendency Wasteful, extravagant; giving abundantly, lavish Extraordinarily large, impressive, etc. Completely and shamelessly immoral, or extremely wasteful Very insightful, penetrating deeply into a subject; pervasive, intense, "down to the very bottom"; at the very bottom Abundant, extravagant, giving or given freely
762. 763.

735. 736.


765. 766.







quixotic Quotidian raconteur Ranks rarefied

Extremely impractical but very romantic, chivalrous, or idealistic; impulsive Daily; everyday, ordinary Witty storyteller Personnel; a group of people considered all together Lofty, very high up or elevated (in a metaphorical way); exclusive, select; thin, pure, or less dense (as air at the top of a mountain) Something that reacts; a substance that undergoes a change in a chemical reaction Harvest, such as by cutting; gather; get as a result of one's effort Not obedient, resisting authority, hard to manage Withdraw, retract, or disavow something one has previously said, esp. formally Summarize, repeat in a concise way Person who lives in seclusion Not easily understood, hidden, dealing with an obscure topic Revival, breaking out into renewed activity To have a good or bad effect, esp. as a result of a person's efforts or actions (usually used with to, on, or upon) Setting something right after a misdeed, compensation or relief for injury or wrongdoing (noun); correct, set right, remedy (verb) Stubbornly disobedient, hard to manage Shining, radiant


Replete repose Reproach reprobate Repudiate Requite Rescind Resolution

Supplied in abundance, filled gorged (used with with) The act or state of resting; peacefulness, tranquility; lying dead in a grave Blame, disgrace (n); criticize, express disappointment in(v) Disreputable, unprincipled, or damned person (noun); shameless, depraved (adj) Reject, cast off, deny tat something has authority Reciprocate, repay, or revenge Annul, repeal, make void The quality of being firmly determined; resolving to do something; a formal judgement, esp. decided by a vote Find a solution to; firmly decide to do something; decide by formal vote(v); firmness of purpose (n) In the order given Impatient or uneasy under the control of another; resisting being controlled Having a revival, renewing, rising or surging again Not talking much; private (of a person), restrained, reserved Looking to the past or backward; applying to the past, retroactive (adj.); An art exhibit of an artist's work over a long period of time (n) Renovate, redo, revise (verb); a restructuring, upgrade, etc. (noun) Feeling or expressing very deep respect and awe The art or study of persuasion through speaking or writing; language that is elaborate or pretentious but actually empty, meaning little Using or relating to obscene or vulgar humor Dominated or burdened by Happening frequently, abundant, currently being reported A gap or fissure (such as in rock), a break in friendly relations Very elaborate and ornate (in decorating or metaphorically, as in speech and writing); relating to a highly ornate style of art and architecture in 18th-century France Elementary, relating to the basics; underdeveloped, primitive

769. 770. 771.







reactant Reap recalcitrant recant recapitulate Recluse recondite recrudescent redound

798. 799. 800.






777. 778. 779.

802. 803.

Respectively Restive resurgent Reticent Retrospective


780. 781.






revamp Reverent Rhetoric

783. 784. 785. 786. 787.

refractory refulgent Refute rejoinder Relegate



Prove to be false Response or reply, esp. a witty comeback Send or commit to an inferior place, rank, condition, etc.; exile, banish; assign (task) to someone else Providing a remedy, curative; correcting a deficient skill Tear violently, esp. to tear one's clothing or hair out of grief; pull apart, split, or tear away Give, submit, surrender; translate declare A meal (noun); to eat or feast (verb) Pertaining to a repertory or repertoire, a stock of available things or a number of theatrical performances presented regularly or in sequence
810. 811. 812.

ribald ridden Rife rift rococo


Remedial rend Render repast repertorial



790. 791. 792.





rue ruminate Rustic

Regret, remorse (noun); to feel regret or remorse (verb) Turn over in the mind, reflect on; chew cud (as a cow) Relating to country life, unsophisticated; primitive; made of rough wood (adj.); a rural or uncultured person (n) Sacred, inviolable, not to be trespassed on or violated; above any criticism Wise; showing good judgement and foresight Obvious, standing out; projecting, protruding, jutting out Healthful, promoting health Permission or approval, something that gives support or authority to something else (n); to allow, confirm, ratify (v); OR a legal action by one or more countries against anther country to get it to comply (n); to place sanctions or penalties on (v) Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful; reddish, ruddy (as in rosy-red cheeks indicating health or vitality) The inner fluid of a plant or any essential body fluid; energy; vitality; a person taken advantage of (n); undermine, weaken, tire out (v) Scornfully or ironically mocking, cynically derisive To fully satisfy; to go beyond satisfying to the point of excess (possibly inducing disgust, tiredness, etc.) Soak or imbue thoroughly; cause a substance to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance Learned person, scholar, someone admitted to membership in a scholarly field; a person with amazing mental abilities despite having a cognitive difference or disability Appreciate fully, taste or smell with pleasure Not enough or barely enough Severe, injurious; bitterly harsh or critical (as a remark) A tiny bit or trace


sedition Sedulous semantic Sentient seraphic shard Simultaneous sinecure Skeptic Skirt skittish

Inciting rebellion against a government, esp. speech or writing that does this Preserving, persistent, diligent in one's efforts Relating to the different meanings of words or other symbols Conscious; experiencing sensation or perceiving with the senses Like an angel; serene, spiritually carried off or transported Fragment of some brittle substance, esp. a sharp fragment of pottery, glass, etc. At the same time A job or position that pays while requiring little or no work Person inclined to doubting or questioning generally accepted beliefs Border, lie along the edge of, go around; evade Shy, fickle, uncertain, or prone to act suddenly due to nervousness; lively in a restless or excessive way Loose, negligent, lazy, weak (adj.); neglect to do one's duties; loosen up, relax (v); period of little work (n) Satisfy (esp. thirst), cool, or refresh; make less active A large number or quantity Small, not very important, slender or delicate (adj.); treat as though not very important; snub, ignore(v); an act of treating in this way; a discourtesy (n) A nickname Nonstandard use of grammar or words; mistake, esp. in etiquette Concerned or anxious (about another person), expressing care; eager or desirous; very careful Fellowship in interests, feelings, responsibilities, etc., such as among a group of people or among classes, nations, etc. Of the body Causing sleep; sleepy, drowsy (adj.); something that causes sleep (n) Measure the depth of (usually of water) as with a sounding line; penetrate and discover the meaning of, understand (usually as sound the depths )







Sacrosanct Sagacious salient Salubrious Sanction


820. 821.


822. 823.

844. 845.











sardonic Satiate or Sate Saturate


slake Slew Slight


851. 852.




853. 854.

sobriquet solecism Solicitous

830. 831. 832.

Savor Scant Scathing scintilla scurvy searchingly secrete Secular




833. 834. 835.


somatic Soporific Sound

Contemptible, mean

In a searching or penetrating manner; while examining closely or probing for answers



Produce and release a substance from a cell or gland of the body for a functional purpose Not religious or holy; pertaining to worldly things



Spartan Spate Spearhead Specious Spectrum

Very disciplined and stern; frugal, living simply; austere; suggestive or the ancient Spartans Sudden outpouring or rush; flood Be the leader of Seemingly true but actually false; deceptively attractive A broad range of nevertheless related qualities or ideas, esp. those that overlap to create a continuous series (as in a color spectrum, where each color blends into the next in a continuous way) Contemplate; make a guess or educated guess about; engage in a risky business transaction, gamble Occasional, happening irregularly or in scattered locations Playful, merry, joking around, done "in sport" (rather than intended seriously) Disgusting, filthy, foul, extremely neglected Crush, squash; suppress or silence; walk through ooze or in wet shoes, making a smacking or sucking sound Status, rank, reputation (n); existing indefinitely, not movable (adj.) Complete, total, utter; harsh or grim; extremely simple, severe, blunt, or pain Equilibrium, a state of balance or inactivity, esp. caused by equal but opposing forces Fixed, not moving or changing, lacking vitality Existing state or condition Immersed (in), saturated (with) Very loud and powerful (generally of a human voice) Mark of disgrace, a figurative stain or mark on someone's reputation Not generous with money, reluctant to spend or give Period of time spent doing something, or a specific, limited amount of work (noun); to be frugal, to get by on little (verb) Specify; make an open demand, esp. as a condition of agreement Indifferent to pleasure or pain, enduring without complaint; person indifferent to pleasure or pain (n) unemotional, showing little emotion, not easily moved


stratagem stratum strut Stymie or stymy Subjective

Military maneuver to deceive or surprise; crafty scheme One of many layers (such as in a rock formation or in the classes of a society) A structural support or brace Block, hinder, or thwart (v); an obstacle (n) Existing in the mind or relating to one's own thoughts, opinions, emotions, etc.; personal, individual, based on feelings Lofty or elevated, inspiring reverence or awe; excellent, majestic; complete, utter A court order requiring a person to appear in court and give testimony Sink, settle down, become less active, return to a normal level Support with evidence or proof; give a materiel existence to Coming after or following Make dirty, stain, tarnish, defile Replace, take the position of, cause to be disregarded as void or obsolete Take the place of, displace, especially through sneaky tactics Pray humbly; ask, beg, or seek in a humble way Assumption, hypothesis, something that has been supposed Excess, excessive amount, overindulgence Bad-tempered, hostile, unfriendly, or rude Guess, infer, think or make an opinion with incomplete information Substitute, person who acts for another (noun); acting as a replacement (adj) Person devoted to pleasure and luxury Servile flatterer, parasitic person who fawns in order to get ahead Mutually dependent relationship between two organisms, people, groups, etc. Happening at the same time; occurring at the same rate and thus happening together repeatedly Relating to a synopsis or summary; giving a general view

861. 862. 863.


885. 886.




sublime subpoena Subside Substantiate Succeeding sully Supersede supplant Supplicate supposition Surfeit surly Surmise surrogate sybarite Sycophant symbiosis Synchronous





Sporadic Sportive squalid squelch




868. 869.

892. 893. 894.


Standing Stark stasis Static Status quo steeped stentorian stigma Stingy stint






873. 874. 875. 876.

898. 899. 900.



902. 903.





stipulate Stoic or stoical Stolid








The rules governing grammar and how words join to make sentences (or how words and symbols join in writing computer code), the study of these rules, or any system or orderly arrangement Lay aside to discuss later, ofter as a way to postpone discussion indefinitely Understood without being said; implied, not stated directly; silent Not talking much, reserved; silent, holding back in conversation Only slightly relevant, going off topic Gaudy, cheap or cheap-looking; indecent Moderation, self-control, esp. regarding alcohol or other desires or pleasures; total abstinence from alcohol Marked by a strong point of view, biased Long and thin, slender; slimsy, having little substance Relating to the Earth or to land; worldly Concise, brief and to the point (sometimes to the point of rudeness) Well-timed, happening at a suitable time Fearful, timid Bitter, abusive criticism or verbal attack Someone who flatters or acts in a servile manner for self-serving reasons Sign, symbol, mark, badge; souvenir, memento; coin-like disk used as currency for subways, arcade games, etc.; sample, or person, thing, idea taken to represent an entire group (noun); of very little or merely symbolic value (adj) Large or scholarly book; one of the volumes in a set of several books Sluggishness, lethargy, apathy; a period of inactivity Very hot, parching, burning; passionate Twisting, winding, complex; devious, not straightforward Easily controlled or managed, docile; easily shaped or molded Violation of a law, moral rule, order, etc.; sin Temporary, short-lived, not lasting Exaggerated, debased, or grotesque imitation


treacherous trenchant Trifling Trite truculent tumultuous turgid

Betraying trust, not faithful or trustworthy; not dependable; dangerous or deceptive forceful or vigorous, effective, keen; caustic, sharp Trivial, not very important; so small as to be unimportant; frivolous, shallow Lacking freshness and originality, lacking effectiveness due to overuse, cliche Fierce, cruel, savage; belligerent Riotous, violently agitated, marked by disturbance or uproar; noisy, chaotic Swollen, inflated; or, metaphorically "inflated," such as in overblown, pompous speech Depravity, baseness of character, corrupt or depraved acts Beginner Existing everywhere at the same time Offense or annoyance (usually as take umbrage, meaning become offended or annoyed) Not guided by conscience; morally wrong, unjust, unreasonable Weaken, cause to collapse by digging away at the foundation (of a building or an argument ); injure or attack in a secretive or underhanded way Emphasize (or, literally, to underline text) Dig up, uncover, expose Unambiguous, clear, absolute; having only one possible meaning Never before known or seen, without having happened previously Improper, inappropriate, against the rules of taste or politeness Generous, lavish (as in not sparing any help or gifts to others); unmerciful, harsh (as in not sparing any criticism) Not toned down; not moderated, controlled, or counterbalanced Find fault with, criticize or scold severely Charging interest on a loan, esp. charging illegally high or excessive interest Waver in one's mind or opinions, be indecisive



Table Tacit Taciturn Tangential tawdry Temparence




935. 936.


911. 912. 913.



turpitude tyro Ubiquitous umbrage

914. 915.

tendentious Tenuous terrestrial terse Timely Timorous Tirade toady token

939. 940. 941.

916. 917.


unconscionable Undermine

918. 919. 920. 921.


944. 945. 946.

Underscore Unearth Unequivocal Unprecedented Unseemly unsparing




tome Torpor Torrid tortuous Tractable transgression Transitory travesty




925. 926.


untempered upbraid usury Vacilate


951. 952.



929. 930.



Leading units at the front of an army; leaders in a trend or movement, people on the "cutting edge"; the forefront of a trend or movement Varied in color, having multicolored patches or spots; diverse Revere, regard with deep respect and awe Truthfulness, accuracy; habitual adherence to the truth Wordy Green, such as with vegetation, plants, grass, etc.; young and inexperienced Having the appearance of truth, probable Relating to the spring; fresh, youthful Trace or sign of something that once existed annoy or bother; puzzle or distress Through, by means of, by way of (by a route that goes through or touches) Capable of living (or growing, developing, etc.); practical, workable Changes or variations over time, esp. regular changes from one thing to another Pep, enthusiasm, vitality, lively spirit Related to items of high quality from a previous era, old fashioned antique (adj.); the wine of a particular year (n) Existing only in the mind or by means of a computer network; existence in results or in essence but not officially or in name Extremely infectious, poisonous, etc.; hateful, bitterly hostile Thick, adhesive, or covered in something sticky Something highly caustic, such as criticism (literally, one of a number of chemicals including sulfuric acid) Verbally abuse, rebuke or criticize harshly Noisily crying out, as in protest Varying, inconsistent, fleeting; tending to violence, explosive; Easily fluent in regards to speech Unnaturally pale, or showing some other indication of sickness, unhappiness, etc.; weak, lacking forcefulness Reckless, vicious, without regard for what is right; unjustifiable, deliberately done for no reason at all; sexually unrestrained or excessively luxurious



Justified, authorized (warrant can mean to justify or a justification, but can also mean to vouch for or guarantee) Watchful, motivated by caution, on guard against danger Confused mass or pile, jumble; confusion or turmoil (noun); roll around, wallow, toss about, writhe (verb) While on the contrary, considering that Stimulate, make keen or eager (esp. of an appetite) Marked or motivated by whims (odd, fanciful ideas); erratic, unpredictable A substance used to whiten walls, wood, etc. (noun); deception, covering up of wrongs, errors, misdeeds, etc. (verb) Crafty, cunning, characterized by tricks or artifice Sift, analyze critically, separate the useful part from the worthless part Charming, engaging, esp. in a sweet and innocent way Withered, shriveled Fear or hatred of foreigners or that which is foreign A burden or something that oppresses; a frame for attaching animals (such as oxen) to each other and to a plow or other equipment to be pulled, or a bar across a person's shoulders to help carry buckets of water, etc. (noun); to unite together or to burden (verb) Great fervor or enthusiasm for a cause, person, etc., tireless diligence in furthering that cause; passion, ardor High point, culmination


variegated Venerate Veracity Verbose verdant verisimilar vernal vestige vex via Viable vicissitude vim Vintage


Wary welter

956. 957.


982. 983.

958. 959.

Whereas whet Whimsical whitewash


960. 961. 962. 963. 964.



Wily winnow winsome wizened xenophobia yoke





989. 990.

967. 968.





virulent viscid or viscous vitriol







973. 974. 975.

Vituperate vociferous Volatile voluble wan

976. 977.