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competitive
adjective: characterized by rivalry.
wantonness
noun: Recklessness.
galvanic
adjective: Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
effeminacy
noun: Womanishness.
avidity
noun: Greediness.
magnet
noun: A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
compulsion
noun: Coercion.
irksome
adjective: Wearisome.
merciful
adjective: Disposed to pity and forgive.
admonition
noun: Gentle reproof.
contravene
verb: To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
destitute
adjective: Poverty-stricken.
absolve
verb: To free from sin or its penalties.
aggrieve
verb: To give grief or sorrow to.
suasion
noun: The act of persuading.
retouch
verb: To modify the details of.
occlude
verb: To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
mendacious
adjective: Untrue.
inert
adjective: Inanimate.
personal
adjective: Not general or public.
submerge
verb: To place or plunge under water.
sextet
noun: A band of six singers or players.
preexistence
noun: Existence antecedent to something.
extant
adjective: Still existing and known.
panegyric
noun: A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
violation
noun: Infringement.
deciduous
adjective: Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
bier
noun: A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
reminiscence
noun: The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
rhetoric
noun: The art of discourse.
covenant
noun: An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
ailment
noun: Slight sickness.
transcribe
verb: To write over again (something already written)
prophecy
noun: Any prediction or foretelling.
deprecate
verb: To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
contagion
noun: The communication of disease from person to person.
exuberant
adjective: Marked by great plentifulness.
physiocracy
noun: The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
carnivorous
adjective: Eating or living on flesh.
anemic
adjective: Affected with anemia.
revelation
noun: A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
gentile
adjective: Belonging to a people not Jewish.
insolent
adjective: Impudent.
monocracy
noun: Government by a single person.
theocracy
noun: A government administered by ecclesiastics.
rehabilitate
verb: To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
harangue
noun: A tirade.
pretext
noun: A fictitious reason or motive.
implausible
adjective: Not plausible.
theological
adjective: Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
nausea
noun: An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
instigator
noun: One who incites to evil.
grenadier
noun: A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
parlor
noun: A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
dragnet
noun: A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
confront
verb: To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
chastise
verb: To subject to punitive measures.
fraudulence
noun: Deceitfulness.
indescribable
adjective: That can not be described.
christen
verb: To name in baptism.
immovable
adjective: Steadfast.
modify
verb: To make somewhat different.
perturb
verb: To disturb greatly.
furrier
noun: A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
intimacy
noun: Close or confidential friendship.
phonic
adjective: Pertaining to the nature of sound.
naval
adjective: Pertaining to ships.
soothsayer
noun: One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
precocious
adjective: Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
medallion
noun: A large medal.
soliloquy
noun: A monologue.
physicist
noun: A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
prolong
verb: To extend in time or duration.
invigorate
verb: To animate.
species
noun: A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
transferrer
noun: One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
apothecary
noun: One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
gaiety
noun: Festivity.
clangor
noun: Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
undersell
verb: To sell at a lower price than.
irradiate
verb: To render clear and intelligible.
superlative
noun: That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
crockery
noun: Earthenware made from baked clay.
assonant
adjective: Having resemblance of sound.
anathema
noun: Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
muster
noun: An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
autocrat
noun: Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
pusilanimous
adjective: Without spirit or bravery.
novice
noun: A beginner in any business or occupation.
fretful
adjective: Disposed to peevishness.
dispel
verb: To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
earnest
adjective: Ardent in spirit and speech.
recapture
verb: To capture again.
pestilence
noun: A raging epidemic.
refer
verb: To direct or send for information or other purpose.
revert
verb: To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
acquiesce
verb: To comply; submit.
terminus
noun: The final point or goal.
vermin
noun: A noxious or troublesome animal.
hesitancy
noun: A pausing to consider.
undervalue
verb: To underestimate.
constituent
noun: One who has the right to vote at an election.
diaphanous
adjective: Transparent.
coincide
verb: To correspond.
inflammation
noun: A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
taxation
noun: A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
invasion
noun: Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
palpable
noun: perceptible by feeling or touch.
enigma
noun: A riddle.
vale
noun: Level or low land between hills.
territorial
adjective: Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
pediatrics
noun: The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
advert
verb: To refer incidentally.
antonym
noun: A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
squatter
noun: One who settles on land without permission or right.
numeration
noun: The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
financier
noun: One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
enormous
adjective: Gigantic.
efficient
adjective: Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
effervesce
verb: To bubble up.
surrogate
noun: One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
inherent
adjective: Intrinsic.
obdurate
adjective: Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
lithotype
noun: In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
preengage
verb: To preoccupy.
alluvion
noun: Flood.
finale
noun: Concluding performance.
exemplar
noun: A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
cynical
adjective: Exhibiting moral skepticism.
beau
noun: An escort or lover.
anthropomorphous
adjective: Having or resembling human form.
meticulous
adjective: Over-cautious.
deform
verb: To disfigure.
tortious
adjective: Wrongful.
despicable
adjective: Contemptible.
prelude
noun: An introductory or opening performance.
undeceive
verb: To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
repository
noun: A place in which goods are stored.
indefensible
adjective: Untenable.
legislator
noun: A lawgiver.
admissible
adjective: Having the right or privilege of entry.
belittle
verb: To disparage.
normalcy
noun: The state of being normal.
laddie
noun: A lad.
emigrant
noun: One who moves from one place to settle in another.
clandestine
adjective: Surreptitious.
dishonest
adjective: Untrustworthy.
ridicule
noun: Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
possible
adjective: Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.
misbehavior
noun: Ill or improper behavior.
Gordian knot
noun: Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
indolence
noun: Laziness.
odious
adjective: Hateful.
energetic
adjective: Working vigorously.
propaganda
noun: Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
solicitude
noun: Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
commute
verb: To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
ascension
noun: The act of rising.
insipid
adjective: Tasteless.
plural
adjective: Containing or consisting of more than one.
bitterness
noun: Acridity, as to the taste.
duteous
adjective: Showing submission to natural superiors.
hernia
noun: Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.
bureaucracy
noun: Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
jaundice
noun: A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
collapse
verb: To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
detrude
verb: To push down forcibly.
contumacy
noun: Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
contradiction
noun: The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
astringent
adjective: Harsh in disposition or character.
resilient
adjective: Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
elegy
noun: A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
shuffle
noun: A mixing or changing the order of things.
prominence
noun: The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
collapsible
adjective: That may or can collapse.
accordion
noun: A portable free-reed musical instrument.
censor
noun: An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.
onus
noun: A burden or responsibility.
recuperate
verb: To recover.
impious
adjective: Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
fete
noun: A festival or feast.
bestrew
verb: To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
prudential
adjective: Proceeding or marked by caution.
sustenance
noun: Food.
dwindle
verb: To diminish or become less.
outride
verb: To ride faster than.
transplant
verb: To remove and plant in another place.
clumsy
adjective: Awkward of movement.
metamorphosis
noun: A passing from one form or shape into another.
catastrophe
noun: Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
sergeant-at-arms
noun: An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
guess
noun: Surmise.
centiliter
noun: A hundredth of a liter.
covert
adjective: Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
consul
noun: An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
heritage
noun: Birthright.
stimulus
noun: Incentive.
effervescent
adjective: Giving off bubbles of gas.
necessity
noun: That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
distort
verb: To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
savor
verb: To perceive by taste or smell.
pantomime
noun: Sign-language.
benefit
noun: Helpful result.
animate
verb: To make alive.
vociferate
verb: To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
unctuous
adjective: Oily.
parallel
verb: To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
aviary
noun: A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
suppression
noun: A forcible putting or keeping down.
furlough
noun: A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
adulterate
verb: To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
precession
noun: The act of going forward.
thereabout
aderb: Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
aborigines
noun: The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
therefor
aderb: For that or this.
intervale
noun: A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
conferee
noun: A person with whom another confers.
success
noun: A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
denote
verb: To designate by word or mark.
Americanism
noun: A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
precision
noun: Accuracy of limitation, definition, or adjustment.
benign
adjective: Good and kind of heart.
constellation
noun: An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
variation
noun: Modification.
lacerate
verb: To tear rudely or raggedly.
anode
noun: The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
disinherit
verb: To deprive of an inheritance.
cessation
noun: Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
ignoble
adjective: Low in character or purpose.
graceless
adjective: Ungracious.
pentad
noun: The number five.
dissonant
adjective: Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
emporium
noun: A bazaar or shop.
pernicious
adjective: Tending to kill or hurt.
deity
noun: A god, goddess, or divine person.
interminable
adjective: Having no limit or end.
frantic
adjective: Frenzied.
onslaught
noun: A violent onset.
embolden
verb: To give courage to.
rabid
adjective: Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
miser
noun: A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
consanguineous
adjective: Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
irate
adjective: Moved to anger.
midwife
noun: A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
declamatory
adjective: A full and formal style of utterance.
legging
noun: A covering for the leg.
descent
noun: The act of moving or going downward.
magnate
noun: A person of rank or importance.
arbitrate
verb: To act or give judgment as umpire.
warlike
adjective: Belligerent.
embody
verb: To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
atheism
noun: The denial of the existence of God.
privateer
noun: A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
introgression
noun: Entrance.
hygiene
noun: The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
consternation
noun: Panic.
delude
verb: To mislead the mind or judgment of.
fuse
verb: To unite or blend as by melting together.
pedagogue
noun: A schoolmaster.
premise
noun: A judgment as a conclusion.
perigee
noun: The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
conspire
verb: To plot.
hybrid
adjective: Cross-bred.
rebut
verb: To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.
scoundrel
noun: A man without principle.
pervasive
adjective: Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.
indicant
adjective: That which points out.
distrain
verb: To subject a person to distress.
infamous
adjective: Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
lodgment
noun: The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
narrative
noun: An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
diplomatist
noun: One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
cholera
noun: An acute epidemic disease.
angelic
adjective: Saintly.
recreant
noun: A cowardly or faithless person.
respite
noun: Interval of rest.
emblazon
verb: To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
hydraulic
adjective: Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
blase
adjective: Sated with pleasure.
ultramontane
adjective: Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
barcarole
noun: A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
receptive
adjective: Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
satirize
verb: To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
fabulous
adjective: Incredible.
herbivorous
adjective: Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.
rotate
verb: To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
metaphysical
adjective: Philosophical.
apostle
noun: Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
queue
noun: A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
commentary
noun: A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
desperado
noun: One without regard for law or life.
mantel
noun: The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.
knickknack
noun: A small article, more for ornament that use.
distrust
noun: Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
domesticity
noun: Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
neutral
adjective: Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
disquiet
verb: To deprive of peace or tranquillity.
reign
verb: To hold and exercise sovereign power.
profiteer
noun: One who profits.
prosaic
adjective: Unimaginative.
contuse
verb: To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
conflagration
noun: A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
erudition
noun: Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
introspection
noun: The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
Spartan
adjective: Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
grief
noun: Sorrow.
vestment
noun: Clothing or covering.
propitious
adjective: Kindly disposed.
luxuriant
adjective: Abundant or superabundant in growth.
profligacy
noun: Shameless viciousness.
intervene
verb: To interfere for some end.
dissipate
verb: To disperse or disappear.
abdomen
noun: In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
kiloliter
noun: One thousand liters.
campaign
noun: A complete series of connected military operations.
occupant
noun: A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.
dissect
verb: To cut apart or to pieces.
heredity
noun: Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.
violoncello
noun: A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.
diplomacy
noun: Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
zeitgeist
noun: The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
pension
noun: A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
poesy
noun: Poetry.
pamphleteer
verb: To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
satyr
noun: A very lascivious person.
periodicity
noun: The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
indigent
adjective: Poor.
insulate
verb: To place in a detached state or situation.
interlude
noun: An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.
bereave
verb: To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
discreet
adjective: Judicious.
pauperism
noun: Dependence on charity.
lacteal
adjective: Milky.
upbraid
verb: To reproach as deserving blame.
defendant
noun: A person against whom a suit is brought.
rapid
adjective: Having great speed.
scurrilous
adjective: Grossly indecent or vulgar.
confer
verb: To bestow.
adroit
adjective: Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
amorphous
adjective: Without determinate shape.
embarrass
verb: To render flustered or agitated.
plebeian
adjective: Common.
awaken
verb: To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
mania
noun: Insanity.
inaudible
adjective: That can not be heard.
appreciable
adjective: Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
wherever
aderb: In or at whatever place.
pervade
verb: To pass or spread through every part.
clan
noun: A tribe.
modish
adjective: Fashionable.
aura
noun: Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
flux
noun: A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.
reflexible
adjective: Capable of being reflected.
fastidious
adjective: Hard to please.
excess
noun: That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
protection
noun: Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
betimes
aderb: In good season or time.
vindicative
adjective: Revengeful.
intestacy
noun: The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
cantata
noun: A choral composition.
affront
noun: An open insult or indignity.
senile
adjective: Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
entangle
verb: To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
monastery
noun: A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.
temporary
adjective: Lasting for a short time only.
divulge
verb: To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
revisal
noun: Revision.
haggard
adjective: Worn and gaunt in appearance.
impetuosity
noun: Rashness.
untoward
adjective: Causing annoyance or hindrance.
imminence
noun: Impending evil or danger.
moralist
noun: A writer on ethics.
puerile
adjective: Childish.
desiccant
noun: Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
affable
adjective: Easy to approach.
resurrection
noun: A return from death to life
fissure
noun: A crack or crack-like depression.
perversity
noun: Wickedness.
akin
adjective: Of similar nature or qualities.
troublesome
adjective: Burdensome.
heptagon
noun: A figure having seven sides and seven angles.
breaker
noun: One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
transcontinental
adjective: Extending or passing across a continent.
devise
verb: To invent.
frizz
verb: To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
attache
noun: A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
adhere
verb: To stick fast or together.
taciturn
adjective: Disinclined to conversation.
flue
noun: A smoke-duct in a chimney.
repine
verb: To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
trite
adjective: Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
libel
noun: Defamation.
disown
verb: To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself.
solace
noun: Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
sufferance
noun: Toleration.
unnecessary
adjective: Not essential under the circumstances.
misrepresent
verb: To give a wrong impression.
laborious
adjective: Toilsome.
incandescent
adjective: White or glowing with heat.
cosmic
adjective: Pertaining to the universe.
donee
noun: A person to whom a donation is made.
synonym
noun: A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
analyst
noun: One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
innovate
verb: To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
supramundane
adjective: Supernatural.
heterodox
adjective: At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion.
bleak
adjective: Desolate.
carnage
noun: Massacre.
purport
noun: Intent.
curtsy
noun: A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
perpetrator
noun: The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.
stationary
adjective: Not moving.
indomitable
adjective: Unconquerable.
defer
verb: To delay or put off to some other time.
complacent
adjective: Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
whine
verb: To utter with complaining tone.
evince
verb: To make manifest or evident.
trimness
noun: Neatness.
divertible
adjective: Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
tipsy
adjective: Befuddled with drinks.
impunity
noun: Freedom from punishment.
chasten
verb: To purify by affliction.
arrant
adjective: Notoriously bad.
dissonance
noun: Discord.
dubious
adjective: Doubtful.
petulance
noun: The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.
continuity
noun: Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
lascivious
adjective: Lustful.
patrician
adjective: Of senatorial or noble rank.
tricolor
adjective: Of three colors.
inoffensive
adjective: Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.
inquisition
noun: A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
louse
noun: A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
intensive
adjective: Adding emphasis or force.
inception
noun: The beginning.
refragable
adjective: Capable of being refuted.
panacea
noun: A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
aperture
noun: Hole.
fictitious
adjective: Created or formed by the imagination.
pious
adjective: Religious.
ambiguous
adjective: Having a double meaning.
carnal
adjective: Sensual.
adjacency
noun: The state of being adjacent.
selective
adjective: Having the power of choice.
afterthought
noun: A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
mimic
verb: To imitate the speech or actions of.
vagabond
noun: A wanderer.
radiate
verb: To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.
diplomatic
adjective: Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
benevolence
noun: Any act of kindness or well-doing.
nomination
noun: The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
reck
verb: To have a care or thought for.
globose
adjective: Spherical.
imaginable
adjective: That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
faulty
adjective: Imperfect.
tempter
noun: An allurer or enticer to evil.
impetus
noun: Any impulse or incentive.
prate
verb: To talk about vainly or foolishly.
preoccupation
noun: The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.
leeward
noun: That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
demagogue
noun: An unprincipled politician.
arrival
noun: A coming to stopping-place or destination.
grievance
noun: That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
tempt
verb: To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
penetrable
adjective: That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
promiscuous
adjective: Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
prejudice
noun: A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.
technic
adjective: Technical.
mobocracy
noun: Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
spectator
noun: One who beholds or looks on.
competitor
noun: A rival.
meditation
noun: The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
fluctuate
verb: To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.
immerse
verb: To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
humane
adjective: Compassionate.
enrage
verb: To infuriate.
asexual
adjective: Having no distinct sexual organs.
hypocrisy
noun: Extreme insincerity.
venereal
adjective: Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
autobiography
noun: The story of one's life written by himself.
exhaustible
adjective: Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
successful
adjective: Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
comical
adjective: Funny.
accession
noun: Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
sepulcher
noun: A burial-place.
evidential
adjective: Indicative.
ubiquitous
adjective: Being present everywhere.
excruciate
verb: To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
expediency
noun: Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
jurisprudence
noun: The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
superintendent
noun: One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
quarterly
adjective: Occurring or made at intervals of three months.
dissuasion
noun: The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
sardonic
adjective: Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
posterior
noun: The hinder part.
vitiate
verb: To contaminate.
irradiance
noun: Luster.
epic
noun: A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
supernumerary
adjective: Superfluous.
kingship
noun: Royal state.
negation
noun: The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
battalion
noun: A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
essence
noun: That which makes a thing to be what it is.
solar
adjective: Pertaining to the sun.
preservation
noun: Conservation.
constable
noun: An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
formula
noun: Fixed rule or set form.
rigorous
adjective: Uncompromising.
commotion
noun: A disturbance or violent agitation.
proceed
verb: To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
morbid
adjective: Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
courtesy
noun: Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
proclamation
noun: Any announcement made in a public manner.
protrude
verb: To push out or thrust forth.
desert
verb: To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
sordid
adjective: Of degraded character or nature.
detract
verb: To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
midsummer
noun: The middle of the summer.
epigram
noun: A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
ossify
verb: to convert into bone.
hackney
verb: To make stale or trite by repetition.
salient
adjective: Standing out prominently.
nit
noun: The egg of a louse or some other insect.
improvident
adjective: Lacking foresight or thrift.
aboveboard
aderb: Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
supple
adjective: Easily bent.
codicil
noun: A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
antiquary
noun: One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
monetary
adjective: Financial.
lactation
noun: The secretion of milk.
transmute
verb: To change in nature, substance, or form.
abhorrent
adjective: Very repugnant; hateful.
felicity
noun: A state of well-founded happiness.
inhospitable
adjective: Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
nonpareil
noun: One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
sympathetic
adjective: Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
lackadaisical
adjective: Listless.
protoplasm
noun: The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
precede
verb: To happen first.
paly
adjective: Lacking color or brilliancy.
impoverish
verb: To make indigent or poor.
inefficient
adjective: Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
malcontent
noun: One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
variable
adjective: Having a tendency to change.
defame
verb: To slander.
loam
noun: A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
ennoble
verb: To dignify.
alliance
noun: Any combination or union for some common purpose.
anonymous
adjective: Of unknown authorship.
impair
verb: To cause to become less or worse.
temporal
adjective: Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
disbeliever
noun: One who refuses to believe.
sequence
noun: The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
hypnotize
verb: To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
rotund
adjective: Round from fullness or plumpness.
enfeeble
verb: To debilitate.
vogue
noun: The prevalent way or fashion.
indolent
adjective: Habitually inactive or idle.
accusatory
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
commemorate
verb: To serve as a remembrance of.
manlike
adjective: Like a man.
dogmatic
adjective: Making statements without argument or evidence.
landlord
noun: A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
embezzle
verb: To misappropriate secretly.
hardihood
noun: Foolish daring.
venous
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
missal
noun: The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
evasion
noun: Escape.
mystic
noun: One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
burgher
noun: An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
lenient
adjective: Not harsh.
alkali
noun: Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
metaphysics
noun: The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
hesitant
adjective: Vacillating.
prelacy
noun: A system of church government.
necromancer
noun: One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
conversant
adjective: Thoroughly informed.
subsist
verb: To be maintained or sustained.
intricacy
noun: Perplexity.
faction
noun: A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
palette
noun: A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
tolerate
verb: To passively permit or put up with.
degenerate
verb: To become worse or inferior.
disinterested
adjective: Impartial.
baize
noun: A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bumper
noun: A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
hale
adjective: Of sound and vigorous health.
inconsequential
adjective: Valueless.
allege
verb: To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
monosyllable
noun: A word of one syllable.
nostrum
noun: Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
alacrity
noun: Cheerful willingness.
terminal
adjective: Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
appall
verb: To fill with dismay or horror.
prohibitory
adjective: Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
refusal
noun: Denial of what is asked.
liniment
noun: A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
hawthorn
noun: A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
confectionery
noun: The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
postscript
noun: Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
leonine
adjective: Like a lion.
impotent
adjective: Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
accumulate
verb: To become greater in quantity or number.
pathos
noun: The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
forbearance
noun: Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
ill-natured
adjective: Surly.
transcript
noun: A copy made directly from an original.
reckless
adjective: Foolishly headless of danger.
retrograde
verb: To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.
trammel
noun: An impediment.
psychotherapy
noun: The treatment of mental disease.
esthetic
adjective: Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
mane
noun: The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
contemptuous
adjective: Disdainful.
martial
adjective: Pertaining to war or military operations.
suggestible
adjective: That can be suggested.
latent
adjective: Dormant.
itinerant
adjective: Wandering.
illuminate
verb: To supply with light.
deflect
verb: To cause to turn aside or downward.
Antichrist
noun: Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
absorption
noun: The act or process of absorbing.
dialogue
noun: A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
intellect
noun: The faculty of perception or thought.
peter
verb: To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
pincers
noun: An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
punitive
adjective: Pertaining to punishment.
municipal
adjective: Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
dearth
noun: Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
expansion
noun: Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
neurology
noun: The science of the nervous system.
plea
noun: An argument to obtain some desired action.
separate
verb: To take apart.
insecure
adjective: Not assured of safety.
disrupt
verb: To burst or break asunder.
proportionate
adjective: Being in proportion.
benediction
noun: a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
interact
verb: To act reciprocally.
imperious
adjective: Insisting on obedience.
monotone
noun: The sameness or monotony of utterance.
thermal
adjective: Of or pertaining to heat.
animadvert
verb: To pass criticism or censure.
juggle
verb: To play tricks of sleight of hand.
obesity
noun: Excessive fatness.
reprehand
verb: To find fault with.
surfeit
verb: To feed to fullness or to satiety.
vindicatory
adjective: Punitive.
valedictory
noun: A parting address.
confidant
noun: One to whom secrets are entrusted.
linear
adjective: Of the nature of a line.
domineer
verb: To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
conscience
noun: The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
intrepid
adjective: Fearless and bold.
notorious
adjective: Unfavorably known to the general public.
callosity
noun: The state of being hard and insensible.
propriety
noun: Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
unify
verb: To cause to be one.
reconstruct
verb: To rebuild.
norm
noun: A model.
repudiate
verb: To refuse to have anything to do with.
divest
verb: To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
depreciation
noun: A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
nil
noun: Nothing
peddle
verb: To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
extemporaneous
adjective: Done or made without much or any preparation.
resonance
adjective: Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
lucid
adjective: Mentally sound.
intelligence
noun: Capacity to know or understand.
torpor
noun: Apathy.
subacid
adjective: Somewhat sharp or biting.
evict
verb: To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
quite
aderb: Fully.
vehement
adjective: Very eager or urgent.
extortion
noun: The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
similar
adjective: Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
conceit
noun: Self-flattering opinion.
innocuous
adjective: Harmless.
extraneous
adjective: Having no essential relation to a subject.
disciple
noun: One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
discriminate
verb: To draw a distinction.
somnolent
adjective: Sleepy.
annotate
verb: To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
recur
verb: To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
animalcule
noun: An animal of microscopic smallness.
translucent
adjective: Allowing the passage of light.
effluvium
noun: A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
humanitarian
noun: A philanthropist.
adversity
noun: Misfortune.
lapse
noun: A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
unisonant
adjective: Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
commingle
verb: To blend.
defamation
noun: Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
confessor
noun: A spiritual advisor.
jurisdiction
noun: Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
transact
verb: To do business.
averse
adjective: Reluctant.
subjugate
verb: To conquer.
vociferance
noun: The quality of making a clamor.
conjunction
noun: The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
postgraduate
adjective: Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.
demagnetize
verb: To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism.
mollify
verb: To soothe.
homonym
noun: A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
sidereal
adjective: Pertaining to stars or constellations.
maneuver
verb: To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy.
culvert
noun: Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
decimate
verb: To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.
infringe
verb: To trespass upon.
reliance
noun: Dependence.
amateur
adjective: Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
sylph
noun: A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
effrontery
noun: Unblushing impudence.
reclusory
noun: A hermitage.
utilitarianism
noun: The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
rankle
verb: To produce irritation or festering.
insignificance
noun: Lack of import or of importance.
archetype
noun: A prototype.
edible
adjective: Suitable to be eaten.
disenfranchise
verb: To deprive of any right privilege or power
peninsular
adjective: Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
artless
adjective: Ingenuous.
ordeal
noun: Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
rendition
noun: Interpretation.
analogy
noun: Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
eccentric
adjective: Peculiar.
covey
noun: A flock of quails or partridges.
tentative
adjective: Done as an experiment.
agglomerate
verb: To pile or heap together.
antipathize
verb: To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
boatswain
noun: A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
comport
verb: To conduct or behave (oneself).
appellate
adjective: Capable of being appealed to.
omniscient
adjective: Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
ascribe
verb: To assign as a quality or attribute.
efficacy
noun: The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
breech
noun: The buttocks.
opprobrium
noun: The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
connoisseur
noun: A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
insular
adjective: Pertaining to an island.
expanse
noun: A continuous area or stretch.
blemish
noun: A mark that mars beauty.
lingo
noun: Language.
cryptogram
noun: Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
stratum
noun: A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
dramatist
noun: One who writes plays.
drowsy
adjective: Heavy with sleepiness.
cycloid
adjective: Like a circle.
sentient
adjective: Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
sociology
noun: The philosophical study of society.
massive
adjective: Of considerable bulk and weight.
creak
noun: A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
cosmetic
adjective: Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
deference
noun: Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
aforesaid
adjective: Said in a preceding part or before.
brigadier
noun: General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
tutelage
noun: The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
oral
adjective: Uttered through the mouth.
finesse
noun: Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
second-rate
adjective: Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
isothermal
adjective: Having or marking equality of temperature.
apprehensible
adjective: Capable of being conceived.
Darwinism
noun: The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
violator
noun: One who transgresses.
irreverent
adjective: Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
casualty
noun: A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
endurance
noun: The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
peaceful
adjective: Tranquil.
indestructible
adjective: That can not be destroyed.
impracticable
adjective: Not feasible.
encyclical
adjective: Intended for general circulation.
demolish
verb: To annihilate.
spurious
adjective: Not genuine.
repugnance
noun: Thorough dislike.
cognate
adjective: Akin.
interrogate
verb: To examine formally by questioning.
streamlet
noun: Rivulet.
consignor
noun: One who entrusts.
estuary
noun: A wide lower part of a tidal river.
cynicism
noun: Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
prospectus
noun: A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
metric
adjective: Relating to measurement.
curio
noun: A piece of bric-a-brac.
obsolete
adjective: No longer practiced or accepted.
liquefacient
adjective: Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
riddance
noun: The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
sophism
noun: A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
maharaja
noun: A great Hindu prince.
out-of-the-way
adjective: Remotely situated.
rebuild
verb: To build again or anew.
punctual
adjective: Observant and exact in points of time.
discomfit
verb: To put to confusion.
bombast
noun: Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
misanthropic
adjective: Hating mankind.
cosmogony
noun: A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
galvanism
noun: Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
flag-officer
noun: The captain of a flag-ship.
omnipotence
noun: Unlimited and universal power.
unconscionable
adjective: Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
rapt
adjective: Enraptured.
reestablish
verb: To restore.
inapprehensible
adjective: Not to be understood.
hoard
verb: To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
exorcise
verb: To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
postdate
verb: To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
characteristic
noun: A distinctive feature.
obelisk
noun: A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
orthopedist
noun: One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
heretic
noun: One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
chivalry
noun: The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
vernal
adjective: Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
concussion
noun: A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
motley
adjective: Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
exigency
noun: A critical period or condition.
Madonna
noun: A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
immortalize
verb: To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time.
wretchedness
noun: Extreme misery or unhappiness.
tense
adjective: Strained to stiffness.
interim
noun: Time between acts or periods.
Calvinize
verb: To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
inhuman
adjective: Savage.
mandate
noun: A command.
abbess
noun: The lady superior of a nunnery.
dismissal
noun: Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
timbre
noun: The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
espy
verb: To keep close watch.
tincture
noun: A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
man-trap
noun: A place or structure dangerous to human life.
feint