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Manhattan GRE 500 Essential Words

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abate

(v) reduce, diminish Huge Step Taken by Europe's Bank to _____ a Crisis The storm _____ Synonym: decrease, weaken, relieve, recede, lessen.

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aesthetic

(adj, n) 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) (adj) warm and friendly, pleasant, approachable (n) fake behavior (such as in speech or dress) adopted to give a certain impression (v) make greater; exaggerate, To increase in power, influence, or reputation, To increase the scope of; extend. (remember the cartoon gerndizer) The Egyptians and the Syrians sought to stop these Hashemite countries from aggrandizing.

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affable!!!!!!!!!!! affectation aggrandize

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abdicate aberrant abhor!!!!!!!! abjure abrasive

(v) formally give up the throne (or some other power or responsibility) (adj) abnormal, deviant (v) detest, regard with disgust (v) give up, renounce; repudiate, recant, or shun (especially formally or under oath) (adj) rough, suitable for grinding or polishing (such as sandpaper); causing irritation or annoyance (v) reduce or lessen; shorten by omitting parts throughout while retaining the main idea (v) hold back, refrain (especially from something bad or unhealthy); decline to vote US to ______ on loan to chile to protest human rights abuses Soviets _____ in U.N. Vote on Israel India says it will ______ in Iran nuclear vote

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abridge!!!!!!!!!

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aggregate

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abstain

(v, adj) gather together, amount to (verb); constituting a whole made up of constituent parts (adj) (n) cheerful or speedy willingness (v) cause to become unfriendly, hostile, or distant (v) lessen, make easier to endure _______ the pain, In Irvington, a New School To _______ Overcrowding. Cellphone Case Helps to ______ Wi-Fi Woes(distress)

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alacrity alienate alleviate

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acme activism

(n) summit, peak, highest point (n) the practice of pursuing political or other goals through vigorous action, often including protests and demonstrations (v) stick (to), such as with glue, or to a plan or belief (v) mildly scold; caution, advise, or remind to do something (adj) opposing, harmful (v, n) speak or argue in favor of (verb); a person who pleads for a cause or on behalf of another person (noun) 4 Major Candidates Vie for New York Public _____ Job syn: supporter
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ambiguous

(adj) not clear, hard to understand, open to having several meanings or interpretations THE ______ YASIR ARAFAT AIDS Test Is, Unfortunately, Still _______

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adhere!!!!!!!!!!!! admonish adverse advocate

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ambivalent

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(adj) uncertain; unable to decide, or wanting to do two contradictory things at once (adj) comparable, corresponding in some particular way (making a good analogy) analogous to /with Trip Seen _________ to Hopkins's

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analogous

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anarchy!!!!!!!!!! from here anoint!!!!!!!!

(n) absence of law or government; chaos, disorder (v) rub or sprinkle oil on; make sacred, such as by ceremony that includes applying oil to someone

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anomaly

(n) deviation from what is common; inconsistency An ____ in Mating - Self-Castration Raises Reproductive Success

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articulate

(adj, verb) using language in a clear, fluent way (adj); speak distinctly or give clarity to an idea (verb) an ______ speaker an ______ essay our plays are growing ________ again

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antagonize

(v) make hostile or unfriendly Don't Antagonize Those Who Could Help Fight Crime.
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artifact

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antipathy (n.)

deep dislike, aversion, or repugnance, somtimes without reason Poll Finds ____ Toward Some AIDS Victims U.S. AND CHINA UNITED BY _____ TO THE SOVIET UNION

(n) any object made by humans, especially those from an earlier time, such as those excavated by archaeologists (adj) free of deceit or craftiness, natural, genuine; lacking skill or knowledge, crude, uncultured (v) find out with certainty (adj, n) abstinent or austere in lifestyle (adj); a person who leads an austere and simple like without material pleasures, esp. someone who does this for religious reasons (v) make milder, relieve; soothe, pacify, or calm _____ her grief __________ their chronic insecurity Synonyms: relieve

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artless

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ascertain ascetic

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apathy

(n) not caring; absence of feeling; lack of interest or concern


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assuage

Egyptian _____ on Human Rights Wake Up, America: _____ Can Be Dangerous
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apocryphal!!!!!!! appease (v.)

(adj) of questionable authenticity; false 2irda2....pacify, satisfy, relieve; concede to be belligerent demands, sometimes at the expense of principles Instagram Reversal Doesn't ______ Everyone Did We ________ Iraq?
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audacious

(adj) very bold or brave, often in a rude or reckless way; extremely original An __________ interpretation of two Jacobean dramas Synonyms: adventurous, brave Garee2

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appreciable (adj.) arbitrary (adj.)

enough to be perceived, considerable based entirely on one's discretion; capricious, unreasonable, or having no basis (adj) known or understood by only a few; obscure, secret (adj) characteristic of an earlier period, ancient, primitive _____ laws an ______ bronze statuette _______ Smiles Have Persisted For 2,000 Years

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augment austere

(v) make larger (adj) severe in manner or appearance; very self-disciplined, ascetic; without luxury or ease; sober or serious An _______ design a desert nomad's ( ______ ) life

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arcane archaic

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autonomous aver avid balk base belie benign bogus

(adj) self-governing, independent (v) declare or affirm with confidence (adj) enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate; excessively desirous (v) refuse to proceed or to do something (adj) morally low, mean, dishonorable; of little or no value; crude and unrefined; counterfeit (v) contradict or misrepresent (adj) harmless; favorable; kindly, gentle, or beneficial; not cancerous (adj) fake, fraudulent

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arduous

(adj) very difficult, strenuous; severe, hard to endure

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bolster

(v) strengthen or support ______ their argument with the piece of evidence. Ideas to ______ power grid Chinese Students _______ U.S. College Budgets

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chauvinism

(n) fanatical patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory; undue or biased devotion to any group, cause, etc. (adj) arranged in or relating to time order (v) noisy uproar or protest, as from a crowd; a loud, continuous noise (v) make final or settle conclusively; to fasten or hold together (v) come together, unite; fuse together (adj) very convincing, logical (adj) the same in size, extent, etc., equivalent; proportional (adj) self-satisfied, smug; overly content (and therefore lazy, neglectful, or some other bad quality) (adj) completing; fitting together well; filling mutual needs (adj) obeying, submissive; following the requirements (v) give in, admit, yield; acknowledge reluctantly; grant or give up (such as giving up land after losing a war) (adj) reconciling, appeasing, attempting to make the peace (v) approve, agree (v) overlook, tolerate, regard as harmless (v) consult, compare views; bestow or give (n) expert, especially in the fine arts; person of educated, refined tastes (v, n) lessen the suffering or grief of (verb); a control panel, or small table or cabinet (noun) (v) unite, combine, solidify, make coherent (v) squeeze, compress; restrict the freedom of (v) interpret or translate (adj) controversial; prone to causing arguments, especially gratuitous or petty ones (v) place in context, such as by giving the background or circumstances (n) riddle, the answer to which involves a play on words; any mystery (v) move towards one another or towards a point; unite (adj) knowledgeable about or experienced with

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chronological clamor clinch coalesce cogent commensurate complacent

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boor buffer bureaucracy

(n) rude, ill-mannered, or insensitive person; a peasant or country bumpkin (n) something that shields, protects, absorbs shock, or cushions (n) government characterized by many bureaus and petty administrators or by excessive, seemingly meaningless requirements (v) grow or flourish rapidly; put forth buds or shoots (of a plant) (v, n) support or encourage (verb); a support or prop, esp. projecting from and supporting the wall of a building (noun) (adj, n) past, former (adj); that which is in the past (usually plural noun) (n) harsh, discordant, or meaningless mixture of sounds The _______ of Money in Political Advertisements

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burgeon buttress

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complementary compliant concede

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bygone cacophony

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conciliatory concur condone confer connoisseur console

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candid

(adj) open, sincere, honest De Blasio's Wife Gives _______ Interview

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canonical

(adj) authorized, recognized; pertaining to the canon, or body of accepted rules, standards or artistic works (adj) acting on impulse, erratic Apple's __________ Rules for iPhone Apps

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capricious

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cartography castigate

(n) mapmaking (v) criticize severely; punish in order to correct Senate Panel Is Expected to ________ Apple on Tax Tactics ...

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consolidate constrict construe contentious

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catalyst caustic censure

(n) causer of change (adj) capable of corroding metal or burning the skin; very critical or sarcastic (n, v) strong disapproval or official reprimand (noun); to issue such disapproval or reprimand (verb) (n) steady increase in force, intensity, or the loudness of a musical passage; a climactic moment or peak

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contextualize conundrum converge conversant

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cescendo

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conversely convoluted copious corroborate cosmopolitan

(adv) in an opposite way; on the other hand (adj) twisted; very complicated (adj) plentiful, bountiful (v) support, add evidence to (adj) belonging to the entire world, at home globally; free from local or national prejudices or attachments (n, v) facial expression or face (noun); approve or tolerate (verb) (adj) against what one would intuitively expect (n) contrasting item, opposite; a complement; the use of contrast or interplay in a work of art (adj) defeating the purpose; preventing the intended goal (adj) secret, veiled, undercover (adj) cunning, skillful in deception or underhanded schemes (adj) very cowardly, lacking courage (n) believability, trustworthiness (adj) gullible; prone to believing or trusting too easily or without enough evidence (v) reach the highest point or final stage (adj) thinking the worst of others' motivations; bitterly pessimistic (v) discourage, dishearten, lessen the courage of (v) degrade; lower in quality, value, rank, etc.; lower in moral quality (v) expose, ridicule, or disprove false or exaggerated claims (adj) behaving with propriety and good taste; polite (v) judge; consider (v) vandalize, mar the appearance of slanderous, injurious to someone's reputation (n, v) failure to act, neglect (noun); fail to fulfill an obligation, esp. a financial one (verb) (n) respectful submission; yielding to the authority or opinion of another

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deflect deleterious delineate denigrate denote deride derivative desiccate detached deterrent diatribe didactic digress din disabuse discerning discredit discrepancy discriminating disingenuous disinterested disjointed dismiss

(v) cause to curve; turn aside, esp. from a straight course; avoid (adj) harmful, unhealthy (v) mark the outline of; sketch; describe in detail (v) belittle, attack the reputation of (v) be a name or symbol for (v) mock, scoff at, laugh at contemptuously (adj) derived from something else; not original (v) thoroughly dried up, dehydrated (adj) impartial, disinterested; unconcerned, distant, aloof (n) something that restrains or discourages (n) bitter, abusive attack or criticism; rant (adj) intended to instruct; teaching, or teaching a moral lesson (v) go off-topic when speaking or writing (n) loud, confused noise, esp. for a long period of time (v) free someone from a mistake in thinking (adj) having good judgment or insight; able to distinguish mentally (v) injure the reputation of, destroy credibility of or confidence in (n) difference or inconsistency (adj) judicious, discerning, having good judgment or insight (adj) insincere, not genuine (adj) unbiased, impartial; not interested (adj) disconnected, not coherent, jerky; having the joints separated (v) allow to disperse or leave; fire from a job; put aside or reject, esp. after only a brief consideration (adj) unbiased, not having a selfish or personal motivation; calm, lacking emotion (n, v) speed, promptness; send off or deal with in a speedy way (v) scatter, spread widely, cause to vanish (n) a person's general or natural mood; tendency (adj) disturbing, causing anxiety

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countenance counterintuitive counterpoint

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counterproductive covert crafty craven credibility credulous

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culminate cynical daunt debase debunk decorous deem deface defamatory (adj.) default

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dispassionate

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dispatch disperse disposition disquieting

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deference

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disseminate dissent

(v) scatter, spread about, broadcast (v, n) disagree or take an opposing view, esp. in relation to a formal body such as a government, political party, or church; such a view (n) harsh, inharmonious sound; cacophony; disagreement (v) purify; extract the essential elements of (v) differ, deviate; branch off or turn aside, as from a path (v) deprive or strip of rank, title, etc., or of clothing or gear; to sell off holdings (opposite of invest) (v) discover through divination or supernatural means; perceive by insight (v) support with evidence, cite sources in a detailed way, create documentary evidence of (n) a system of principles laid down by an authority; established belief (adj) asleep, inactive, on a break (adj) doubtful, questionable, suspect (abbre.) for example, such as (adj) peculiar, odd, deviating from the norm esp. in a whimsical way (adj) selecting the best of everything or from many diverse sources (n, v) the obscuring of one thing by another, such as the sun by the moon or a person by a more famous or talented person (noun); to obscure, darken, make less important (verb) (n) the quality of being able to produce the intended effect (adj) related to the belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social spheres (adj) extraordinarily or conspicuously bad; glaring (adj) very happy, in high spirits (v) 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 (v) call forth, bring out, evoke (adj) marked by forceful, fluid, apt speech; expressive, emotionally moving (v) decorate, add ornamentation; enhance (a story) with fictional or fanciful details (adj) prominent, distinguished, of high rank

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Empirical

(adj) coming from, based on, or able to be verified by experience or experimentation; not purely based on theory (v) copy in an attempt to equal or be better than (v) weaken, tire (v) raise to a higher value, desirability, etc. (n) puzzle, mystery, riddle; mysterious or contradictory person (n) having the right to certain privileges; believing, sometimes without cause, that one deserves or has a right to certain privileges (v) count or list; specify one-by-one (adj) lasting only a short time, fleeting (adj) fair, equal, just (adj) inconsistent, wandering, having no fixed course (adj) mistaken, in error; improper, morally incorrect (adj) scholarly, knowledgeable; possessing a deep, often systematic, knowledge (v) shun, avoid, abstain from (adj) understood by or intended for only a few; secret (adj) worthy of esteem, admirable; able to be estimated (n) speech of praise or written work of praise, esp. a speech given at a funeral (v) make worse (more violent, severe, etc.), inflame; irritate or embitter (a person) (adj) very severe in making demands; requiring precise attention (v) clear from guilt or blame (adj) comprehensive, thorough, exhausting a topic or subject, accounting for all possibilities; draining, tending to exhaust (adj) direct, clear, fully revealed; clearly depicting sex or nudity (n) person who expounds or explains; champion, advocate, or representative (adj) irrelevant; foreign, coming from without, not belonging (v) conjecture about an unknown by projecting information about something known; predict by projecting past experience (adj) joking, humorous, esp. inappropriately; not serious, concerned with frivolous things (v) make easier, help the progress of

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Emulate Enervate Enhance Enigma Entitlement

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dissonance distill diverge Divest

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Enumerate Ephemeral Equitable Erratic Erroneous Erudite Eschew Esoteric Estimable Eulogy Exacerbate Exacting Exculpate Exhaustive

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Divine Document Dogma Dormant Dubious e.g. eccentric Eclectic Eclipse

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Efficacy Egalitarian

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Egregious Elated Elevate

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Explicit Exponent Extraneous Extrapolate

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Elicit Eloquent Embellish Eminent

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Facetious Facilitate

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Fallacious Fanatical Fanciful

(ad) containing a fallacy, or mistake in logic; logically unsound; deceptive (adj) excessively devoted, enthusiastic, or zealous in an uncritical way (adj) whimsical, capricious; imaginary; freely imaginative rather than based on reason or reality (v) measure the depth of (usually of water) as with a sounding line; penetrate and discover the meaning of, understand (adj) possible; logical or likely; suitable (n) faithful, loyalty; strict observance of duty; accuracy in reproducing a sound or image (adj) metaphorical, based on figures of speech; containing many figures of speech (as fancy-sounding writing); related to portraying human or animals figures (n, v) extreme delicacy, subtlety, or diplomacy in handling a sensitive situation or in a performance or skill (noun); use tact or diplomacy; employ a deceptive strategy (verb) (v) get tired, lose enthusiasm; hang limply or droop (adj) passing quickly, transitory (v) incite, instigate, stir up, promote the growth of; apply medicated liquid to a body part (v) indicate or suggest beforehand, presage (v) surrender or lose as a result of an error, crime, or failure to fulfill an obligation (v) strengthen, invigorate, encourage (n, adj) on the margin, periphery (adj); the people in a group who hold the most extreme views (noun) (adj) economically, thrifty, not wasteful with money; inexpensive (adj) producing no useful result, ineffective; trivial unimportant (v) declare false, deny; oppose

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Glib Goosebumps Gradation Gregarious Guile Hackneyed Hardy Haven Hearken Hedonist Heterogeneous Hierarchy

(adj) fluent and easy in a way that suggests superficiality or insincerity (n) the bumps created by hairs standing up on the skin in response to cold, fear, etc. (n) a progression, a process taking place gradually, in stages; one of these stages (adj) sociable, pertaining to a flock or crowd (n) clever deceit, cunning, craftiness (adj) so commonplace as to be stale; not fresh or original (adj) bold, brave, capable of enduring hardship, fatigue, cold, etc. (adj) harbor or port; refuge, safe place (v) listen, pay attention to (n) person devoted to pleasure (adj) different in type, incongruous; composed of different types of elements (n) a ranked series; a classification of people according to rank, ability, etc.; a ruling body (n) mixture of different kinds of things, jumble (adj) of the same kind; uniform throughout (n) deliberate exaggeration for effect (n) characteristic or habit peculiar to an individual; peculiar quality, quirk (n) narrow-mindedness, bigotry; strictness or lack of generosity (adj) ready to occur, impending (v) make worse, weaken (adj) unbiased, fair (v) hold back, obstruct the progress of (n) act of implying or that which is implied; close connection, esp. in an incriminating way (adj) implied, not stated directly; involved in the very essence of something, unquestionable (v) burst inward (adj) unintentional; characterized by a lack of attention, careless (adv) in like manner, considering that (contradiction of "in as much," generally followed by "as")

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Fathom

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Feasible Fidelity Figurative

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Finesse

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Flag Fleeting Foment

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Hodgepodge Homogeneous Hyperbole Idiosyncrasy illiberality imminent Impair Impartial Impede Implication

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Foreshadow Forfeit Fortify Fringe

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Frugal Futile Gainsay Garrulous Gauche Gawky

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Implicit

(adj) talkative, wordy, rambling (adj) tactless, lacking social grace, awkward, crude (adj) physically awkward (esp. of a tall, skinny person, often used to describe teenagers) (adj) relevant and appropriate, on topic (n) main idea, essence Implode Inadvertent Inasmuch

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Germane Gist

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Incendiary

(adj) setting on fire, pertaining to arson; arousing strife, rebellion, etc.; "inflaming" the senses (n) something that encourages greater action or effort, such as a reward (adj) just begun, undeveloped, unorganized (adj) just beginning; in a very early stage (adj) out of place, inappropriate, not harmonious (adj) insignificant, unimportant; illogical (v) combine, unite; form a legal corporation; embody, give physical form to (adj) not fixed or determined, indefinite; vague (adj) not caring, having no interest; unbiased, impartial (v) inspire, animate; give substance, essence, or context to; be the characteristic quality of (adj) genuine, sincere, not holding back; naive (adj) deep-rooted, forming part of the very essence; worked into the fiber (adj) existing as a permanent, essential quality; intrinsic (adj) harmless, inoffensive

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Lackluster Laconic Lament

(adj) not shiny; dull, mediocre, lacking brilliance or vitality (adj) using few words, concise (v, n) mourn; express grief, sorrow, or regret (verb); an expression of grief, esp. as a song or poem (noun) (n, v) a harsh satire (noun); ridicule or satirize (verb) (n, adj) object (such as a building) that stands out and can be used to navigate by; very important place, event, etc. (adj) drooping from exhaustion, sluggish, slow; lacking in spirit (n) tiredness, weariness; lazy indifference (adj) worthy of praise (adj, v) abundant or giving in abundance; marked by excess (adj); give very generously (verb) (n) a person who is not a member of the clergy or not a member of a particular profession (such as medicine, law, etc.) (n) lightness (of mind, spirit, or mood) or lack of seriousness, sometimes in an inappropriate way (v, n) collect tax from, wage war on, or enlist for military service (verb); act of collecting tax or amount owed, or the drafting of troops into military service (noun) (adj, n) favorable to progress or reform; believing in maximum possible individual freedom; tolerant, open-minded; generous (adj); a person with such beliefs or practices (noun) (n) morally or sexually unrestrained person; freethinker (regarding religion) (adv) also, in addition to; similarly, in the same way (v, n) keep a record of, write down; travel for or at a certain distance or speed (verb); a written record (noun) (adj) talkative, wordy (adj) clear, easy to understand; rational, sane (n, v) soothe or cause to fall asleep (as in a lullaby); quiet down; make to feel secure, sometimes falsely (verb); a period of calm or quiet (noun) (n, adj) a temporary, often improvised, substitute (noun); improvised for temporary use (adj)

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Incentive Inchoate Incipient Incongruous Inconsequential Incorporate

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Lampoon Landmark

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Languid Lassitude Laudable Lavish

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Indeterminate Indifferent Inform

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Layperson

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Ingenuous Ingrained Inherent Innocuous Intelligible Intractable Intrepid Intrinsic Jargon

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Levity

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Levy

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(adj) able to understood, clear (adj) difficult to control, manage, or manipulate; hard to cure; stubborn (adj) fearless, brave, enduring in the face of adversity (adj) belonging to the essential nature of a thing (n) vocabulary specific to a group or occupation; convoluted or unintelligible language (adj) joking or given to joking all the time; jolly, playful (adj) using good judgment; wise, sensible (n) critical point in time, such as a crisis or a time when a decision is necessary; a place where two things are joined together (adj) sharp, piercing; very perceptive or mentally sharp; intense (of a feeling) (n) praise, honor, congratulations
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Jocular Judicious Juncture

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Loquacious Lucid Lull

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Makeshift

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Malleable Maverick Mendacious Mercurial Metamorphosis

(adj) able to be bent, shaped, or adapted (n) rebel, individualist, dissenter (adj) lying, habitually dishonest (adj) quickly unpredictably changing moods; fickle, flighty (n) a complete change or transformer (in biology, a change such as a caterpillar becoming a pupa and then a butterfly) (adj) taking extreme care in regards to details; precise, fussy (v) make less severe; lessen or moderate (damage, grief, pain, etc.) (adj) humble; simple rather than showy; decent (esp. "covering up" in terms of dress); small, limited (v) calm or soothe (an angry person); lessen or soften (n) sameness or repetitiousness to the point of being boring; lack of variation, uniformity, esp. repetition in sound (adv) besides; in addition to what was just stated (n) customs, manners, or morals of a particular group (adj) common, ordinary, everyday (adj) simple and unsophisticated, unsuspecting, lacking worldly experience and critical judgment (adj) coming into existence, still developing (v) deny or refute; make void or cause to be ineffective (adj, v) remaining after expenses or other factors have been deducted; ultimate (adj); to bring in as profit or to catch as in a net (verb)

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Nevertheless/Nonetheless Notoriety

(adv) however, even so, despite that (n) ill fame; the state of being well-known for a disgraceful reason (adj) new, fresh, original (n) a subtle difference in tone, meaning, and expression (adj) factual, related to reality or physical objects; not influenced by emotions, unbiased (adj) servile, very compliant, fawning (adj) out of date, no longer in use (adj) stubborn or hard to control (v) prevent, eliminate, or make unnecessary (n, adj, v) the supernatural (noun); pertaining to magic, astrology, etc.; mysterious, secret or hidden (adj); to hide, to shut off from view (adj) casual, informal; done without preparation or forethought; rude in a short way, brusque (adj) excessively eager in giving unwanted advice or intruding where one is not wanted; meddlesome, pushy (v, n) counteract, compensate for (verb); a counterbalance (noun) (adj) burdensome, oppressive, hard to endure (adj) not translucent; not allowing light, hear, etc. to pass through; dark, dull, unclear or stupid (adj) best, most desirable or favorable (adj) adhering to a traditional, established faith, or to anything customary or commonly accepted (v) swing back and forth; waver, change one's mind

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Obsequious Obsolete Obstinate Obviate Occult

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Mollify Monotony

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Nascent Negate Net

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Officious

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Onerous Opaque

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Optimal/Optimum Orthodox

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Oscillate

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Outstrip Overshadow Paradigm Paradox Pariah Partial

(v) surpass, exceed; be larger or better than; leave behind (v) cast a shadow over, darken; dominate, make to seem less important (n) model or pattern; worldview, set of shared assumptions, values, etc. (n) contradiction, or seeming contradiction that is actually true (n) social outcast, untouchable (adj) biased, prejudiced, favoring one over the others; having a special liking for something or someone (usually partial to) (adj, n) devoted to a particular group, cause, etc. (adj); fervent supporter of a group, party, idea, etc.; guerilla fighter (noun) (adj, n) obvious, apparent, plain to see (adj); a letter from the government guaranteeing an inventor rights to his or her invention (noun) (adj) relating to or caused by disease; relating to compulsive bad behavior (adj) condescending, having a superior manner, treating as an inferior (n) scarcity, the state of being small in number (n) small sin or fault (adj) ordinary, dull, commonplace (n) liking or inclination (adj) disloyal, treacherous, violating one's trust (adj) relating to or making up an outer boundary or region; not of primary importance (v) spread or penetrate throughout (adj) tending to spread throughout (n) efforts to improve the well-being of humankind, generally through giving money (adj) fake, counterfeit; insincere, not genuine (adj) devout; religiously reverent and dutiful (n) core, essence; significance or weight

355. 356. 357.

Plummet Polarized Ponderous Posthumous Potentate Pragmatic Pre-empt Preamble Precarious Precursor

(v) plunge, fall straight down (adj) divided into sharply opposed groups (adj) heavy; bulky and unwieldy; dull, labored (adj) happening or continuing after death (n) ruler, person of great power (adj) practical; dealing with actual facts and reality (v) prevent; take the place of, supplant; take before someone else can (n) introductory statement, preface (adj) unstable, insecure, dangerous (n) something that comes before, esp. something that also announces or suggests something on its way (adj) having an inclination or tendency beforehand; susceptible (adj) based on inference or assumption; providing reasonable grounds for belief (adj) too bold or forward; going beyond that which is proper (adj) claiming or demanding a position of importance or dignity, esp. when unjustified; showing off creating deceptive, false show of worth (adj) having high moral standards (adj) in an original, pure state; uncorrupted (n) honesty, integrity (adj) wasteful, extravagant; giving abundantly, lavish (adj) extraordinarily large, impressive, etc. (adj) completely and shamelessly immoral, or extremely wasteful (adj) very insightful, penetrating deeply into a subject; pervasive intense, "down to the very bottom;" at the very bottom (adj) abundant, extravagant, giving or given freely (adj) tending to forbid something, or serving to prevent something (v) increase or spread rapidly or excessively (n) introductory part to a book, play, etc. (adj) distinct, strong, clearly indicated (n) conforming to good manners or appropriate behavior; justness

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358. 359. 360.

332.

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361.

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335.

Partisan

336.

Patent

365.

Predisposed Presumptive Presumptuous Pretentious

337.

Pathological Patronizing Paucity Peccadillo Pedestrian Penchant Perfidious Peripheral

366.

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367.

339.

368.

340. 341. 342. 343.

369. 370. 371. 372.

Principled Pristine Probity Prodigal Prodigious Profligate Profound

344.

345. 346. 347.

Permeate Pervasive Philanthropy Phony Pious Pith Placate

373. 374.

375.

348. 349. 350. 351.

376.

Profuse Prohibitive Proliferate Prologue Pronounced Propriety

377.

(v) satisfy or calm down (angry or dissatisfied person), esp. by conciliatory gestures (adj) peaceful, calm, tranquil (adj) able to be shaped or formed; easily influenced (n) believable; having the appearance of truth

378. 379. 380. 381.

352. 353.

Placid Plastic Plausible

354.

382. 383. 384. 385.

Prosaic Proscribe Prospective Prudent Pugnacious Qualified Quandary Quibble

(adj) dull, ordinary (v) prohibit, outlaw; denounce; exile or banish (adj) potential, in the future (adj) wise in practical matters, carefully providing for the future (adj) inclined to fight, combative (adj) modified, limited, conditional on something else (n) uncertainty or confusion about what to do, dilemma (v) make trivial arguments or criticisms, find faults in a petty way, esp. to evade something more important (adj) daily; everyday, ordinary (n) personnel; a group of people considered all together (v) harvest, such as by cutting; gather; get as a result of one's effort (n) person who lives in seclusion (v) prove to be false (v) send or commit to an inferior place, rank, condition, etc.; exile, banish; assign (a task) to someone else (adj) providing a remedy, curative; correcting a deficient skill (v) give, submit, surrender; translate; declare formally; cause to become (adj) supplied in abundance, filled, gorged (used with with) (n, v) blame, disgrace (noun); criticize, express disappointment in (verb) (v) reject, cast off, deny that something has authority (v) reciprocate, repay, or revenge (v) annul, repeal, make void (n) the quality of being firmly determined; resolving to do something; a formal judgment, esp. decided by a vote (v, n) find a solution to; firmly decide to do something; decide by formal vote (verb); firmness of purpose (noun) (adv) in the order given (adj) impatient or uneasy under the control of another; resisting being controlled (adj) not talking much; private (of a person), restrained, reserved

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Retrospective

(adj, n) 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) (adj) feeling or expressing very deep respect and awe (n) the art or study of persuasion through speaking or writing; language that is elaborate or pretentious but actually empty, meaning little (adj) happening frequently, abundant, currently being reported (adj) elementary, relating to the basics; undeveloped, primitive (adj, n) relating to country life, unsophisticated; primitive; made of rough wood (adj); a rural or uncultured person (noun) (adj) sacred, inviolable, not to be trespassed on or violated; above any criticism (adj) wise; showing good judgment and foresight (adj) healthful, promoting health (n, v) permission or approval, something that gives support or authority to something else (noun); to allow, confirm, ratify (verb); OR a legal action against another country to get it to comply (noun); to place sanctions or penalties on (verb) (adj) cheerfully optimistic, hopeful; reddish, ruddy (as in rosy-red cheeks indicating health or vitality) (n, v) the inner fluid of a plant or any essential body fluid; energy, vitality; a person taken advantage of (noun); undermine, weaken, tire out (verb) (v) to fully satisfy; to go beyond satisfying to the point of excess (possibly inducing disgust, tiredness, etc.) (v) soak or imbue thoroughly; cause a substance to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance (v) appreciate fully, taste or smell with pleasure (adj) not enough or barely enough (adj) severe, injurious; bitterly harsh or critical (as a remark) (adj) not religious or holy; pertaining to worldly things

409.

Reverent Rhetoric

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Rife Rudimentary Rustic

389.

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390. 391.

Quotidian Ranks Reap Recluse Refute Relegate

413.

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414.

Sacrosanct Sagacious Salubrious Sanction

393. 394. 395.

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416. 417.

396.

Remedial Render Replete Reproach Repudiate Requite Rescind Resolution

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418.

Sanguine

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419.

Sap

400.

401. 402. 403.

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Satiate or Sate Saturate

421.

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Resolve

422.

Savor Scant Scathing Secular

423. 424.

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Respectively Restive Reticent

425.

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Sedulous Sentient Simultaneous Skeptic Skirt Slack

(adj) persevering, persistent, diligent in one's efforts (adj) conscious; experiencing sensation or perceiving with the senses (adj) at the same time (adj) person inclined to doubting or questioning generally accepted beliefs (v) border, lie along the edge of , go around; evade (adj, v, n) loose, negligent, lazy, weak (adj); neglect to so one's duties; loosen up, relax (verb); period of little work (noun) (n) a large number or quantity (adj, v, n) small, not very important, slender or delicate (adj); treat as though not very important; snub, ignore (verb); an act of treating in this way, a discourtesy (noun) (adj) concerned or anxious (about another person), expressing care; eager or desirous; very careful (adj, n) causing sleep; sleepy, drowsy (adj); something that causes sleep (noun) (v) measure the depth of (usually water) as with a sounding line; penetrate and discover the meaning of, understand (usually as sound the depths) (adj) very disciplined and stern; frugal, living simply, austere; suggestive of the ancient Spartans (n) sudden outpouring or rush; flood (v) be the leader of (adj) seemingly true but actually false; deceptively attractive (n) 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) (v) contemplate; make a guess or educated guess about; engage in a risky business transaction, gamble (adj) occasional, happening irregularly or in scattered locations (adj) playful, merry, joking around, done "in sport" (rather than intended seriously) (n, adj) status, rank, reputation (noun); existing indefinitely, not movable (adj) (adj) complete, total, utter; harsh or grim; extremely simple, severe, blunt, or plain

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Static Status Quo Stingy Stoic or Stoical Stolid Stymie or Stymy Subjective

(adj) fixed, not moving or changing, lacking vitality (n) existing state or condition (adj) not generous with money, reluctant to spend or give (adj, n) indifferent to pleasure or pain, enduring without complaint (adj); person indifferent to pleasure or pain (noun) (adj) unemotional, showing little emotion, not easily moved (v, n) block, hinder, or thwart (verb); an obstacle (noun) (adj) existing in the mind or relating to one's own thoughts, opinions, emotions, etc.; personal, individual, based on feelings (v) sink, settle down, become less active; return to a normal level (v) support with evidence or proof; give a material existence to (adj) coming after or following (v) replace, take the position of, cause to be disregarded as void or obsolete (v) pray humbly; ask, beg, or seek in a humble way (n) excess, excessive amount, overindulgence (v) guess, infer, think, or make an opinion with incomplete information (n) servile flatterer, parasitic person, one who fawns in order to get ahead (adj) happening at the same time; occurring at the same rate and thus happening together repeatedly (v) lay aside to discuss later, often as a way to postpone discussion indefinitely (adj) understood without being said; implied, not stated directly; silent (adj) not talking much, reserved; silent, holding back in conversation (adj) only slightly relevant, going off topic (n) moderation, self-control, esp. regarding alcohol or other desires or pleasures; total abstinence from alcohol (adj) long and thin, slender; flimsy, having little substance (adj) well-timed, happening at a suitable time (adj) fearful, timid

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428. 429.

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432. 433.

Slew Slight

453.

454.

Subside Substantiate Succeeding Supersede Supplicate Surfeit Surmise Sycophant Synchronous

434.

Solicitous

455.

456. 457.

435.

Soporific Sound

436.

458.

459. 460.

437.

Spartan

461.

438. 439. 440.

Spate Spearhead Specious Spectrum

462.

463.

Table Tacit Taciturn Tangential Temperance

441.

464.

465.

442.

Speculate

466. 467.

443.

Sporadic Sportive Standing Stark

444.

468.

Tenuous Timely Timorous

445.

469.

446.

470.

471. 472.

Tirade Torpor Torrid Tractable Transitory Trifling Trite Ubiquitous Undermine

(n) bitter, abusive criticism or verbal attack (n) sluggishness, lethargy, or apathy; a period of inactivity (adj) very hot, parching, burning; passionate (adj) easily controlled or managed, docile; easily shaped or molded (adj) temporary, short-lived, not lasting (adj) trivial, not very important; so small as to be unimportant; frivolous, shallow (adj) lacking freshness or originality, lacking effectiveness due to overuse, cliche (adj) existing everywhere at the same time (v) 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 (v) emphasize (or, literally, to underline text) (v) dig up, uncover, expose (adj) unambiguous, clear, absolute; having only one possible meaning (adj) never before known or seen, without having happened previously (adj) improper, inappropriate, against the rules of taste or politeness (v) waver in one's mind or opinions, be indecisive (v) revere, regard with deep respect and awe (n) truthfulness, accuracy; habitual adherence to the truth (adj) wordy (adj) capable of living (or growing, developing, etc.); practical, workable (adj, n) related to items of high quality from a previous era, old-fashioned, antique (adj); the wine of a particular year (noun) (adj) existing only in the mind or by means of a computer network; existing in results or in essence but not officially or in name (v) verbally abuse, rebuke or criticize harshly (adj) varying, inconstant, fleeting; tending to violence, explosive

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Warranted

(adj) justified, authorized (warrant can mean to justify or a justification, but can also mean to vouch for or guarantee) (adj) watchful, motivated by caution, on guard against danger (conjunction) while on the contrary, considering that (adj) marked or motivated by whims (odd, fanciful ideas); erratic, unpredictable (adj) crafty, cunning, characterized by tricks or artifice (n) great fervor or enthusiasm for a cause, person, etc.; tireless diligence in furthering that cause; passion, ardor (n) high point, culmination

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473.

Wary Whereas Whimsical Wily Zeal

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499.

478. 479.

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zenith

480.

Underscore Unearth Unequivocal Unprecedented Unseemly Vacillate Venerate Veracity Verbose Viable Vintage

481. 482.

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488. 489.

490.

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Virtual

492.

Vituperate Volatile

493.