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Abstract
theoretical
Abstruse
difficult to understand
Acclaim
praise; applaud
Accolade
an award
Acquiescent
reluctantly agreeable
Acrimony
words or behavior filled with harshness or anger
Adamant
refusing to change
Adroit
skillful in physical activity
Advocate
support; plead for
Affable
friendly; easygoing
Affirmation
assertion; agreement
Alienate
to push someone away
Aloof
detached; apart; indifferent
Altruistic
unselfish; caring
Ambidextrous
able to use both hands with equal skill
Ambiguous
unclear; vague
Ambivilence
indecision
Ameliorate
to make an unpleasant situation better
Amity
friendship
Amorphous
without form or shape
Analogous
similar
Anarchy
a lack of order; chaos
Anathema
a religious curse
Antagonistic
opposing
Antiquated
outdated; obsolete
Antithesis
opposite
Apathy
lack of interest or concern
Apex
top
Appease
calm; pacify
Arbitrary
selected by random choice and without solid reason
Arcane
secret
Archaic
old
Arrogant
acting superior
Articulate
able to speak clearly and effectively
Ascendance
domination
Ascetic
person who rejects physical comfort
Asperity
roughness; harshness
Assail
attack with words or force
Assiduous
persistent; diligent
Assuage
relieve; ease; pacify
Astute
wise
Atrophy
waste away
Audacious
brazen; brash
Augment
make larger; increase
Auspicious
likely to succeed
Austere
stern; plain
Avarice
greed
Averse
feeling repelled
Baleful
Harmful; menacing
Banal
boring
Beguile
to cheat or deceive
Belie
to misrepresent
Belligerent
wanting to fight
Benediction
good wishes
Benevolent
kind-hearted; good-natured
Benign
mild
Bequeath
transmit
Blight
decay
Bolster
to support
Bombast
pompous
Brevity
conciseness
Bumptious
pushy
Cacophony
disorganized music
Cajole
deceive
Candor
honesty
Capacious
large; roomy
Capitulate
yield
Capricious
unpredictable
Castigate
scold; punish
Caustic
Burning with sarcasm
Celerity
Speed
Censure
to criticize
Chasten
discipline
Chastise
scold
Choler
anger
Circumscribe
confine
Circumspect
cautious
Clemency
mercy
Cloister
a place of seclusion
Coalesce
unite; grow together
Coerce
to force someone by physically threatening them
Complacent
unconcerned
Compliant
obeying
Composure
calmness
Concede
yield
Concise
short and to the point
Concur
agree
Condone
to overlook; pardon
Confound
to mix up (in your own mind)
Consonance
agreement
Consummate
to complete
Contend
to argue a point
Contingent
conditional
Contract
shrink
Contrite
sorry
Conundrum
riddle
Converge
move together
Conviction
an opinion strongly held
Convivial
sociable
Copious
abundant
Cordial
friendly
Corporeal
having to do with the body
Corroborate
confirm
Criteria
requirements
Cryptic
hidden
Culpable
guilty
Cupidity
greed for money
Cursory
superficial
Daunted
dismayed
Decadence
moral decay
Defame
vilify
Deference
yielding to a superior
Denounce
verbally accuse
Depleted
used up
Deplore
complain
Deprecate
belittle
Deride
make fun of
Despot
tyrant
Destitute
poor
Desultory
aimless
Dexterity
high level of skill; good with hands
Diatribe
rant
Digress
to go off on a tangent
Dilatory
stalling
Discerning
insightful
Disclose
reveal
Discord
disagreement
Discourse
exchange of ideas
Disdain
a feeling of scorn or contempt
Desultory
aimless
Dexterity
high level of skill; good with hands
Diatribe
rant
Digress
to go off on a tangent
Dilatory
stalling
Discerning
insightful
Disclose
reveal
Discord
disagreement
Discourse
exchange of ideas
Disdain
a feeling of scorn or contempt
Discord
disagreement
Discourse
exchange of ideas
Disparate
different
Disperse
scatter
Dissent
to disagree
Dissolution
separation into parts
Distended
swollen
Divergence
the act of splitting off into different directions
diverse
various
Dogmatic
closed-minded
Doleful
extremely sad
Eccentric
different from most
Eclectic
carefully selective
Efface
erase
Effervescence
the quality of being bubbly and full of life
Efficacy
the ability to produce the desired results
Elated
overjoyed
Eloquence
powerfully effective speech
Embellish
adorn
Emulate
imitate
Endemic
native to particular group
Endorse
promote; recommend
Enervate
sap the strength
Enhance
intensify
Enigma
Mystery; puzzle
Enmity
mutual hatred
Ephemeral
temporary
Eradicate
exterminate
Erratic
unpredictable
Erudition
the knowledge after many years of study
Esoteric
know by a select group
Ethereal
heavenly
Eulogize
to praise highly
Euphemism
a word or phase that takes a bad sound and makes it better
Evasive
avoiding
Exacerbate
to make a bad situation worse
Exalt
raise in rank
Expunge
erase
Expurgate
censor
Extemporaneous
improvised
Extol
praise
Extraneous
irrelevant
Extricate
to disentangle
Exuberant
uncontrollably joyous
Fallacious
false
Fastidious
difficult to please
Fervor
strong passion
Fickle
lacking loyalty
Flaccid
limp
Flagant
glaring; conspicuous
Fledgling
beginner
Flippancy
treating a serious situation with disrespect
Foment
to stir into action; rouse; incite
Frugal
thrifty
Fulminate
to explode with anger
Furtive
sneaky
Futile
in vain
Garbled
scrambled
Garish
gaudy
Garner
collect; earn
Garrulous
very talkative
Genial
kind
Germane
fitting
Girth
circumference
Glutton
greedy in terms of food and drink
Gravity
seriousness
Gregarious
sociable
Gullible
easily deceived
Hackneyed
unoriginal
Hamper
interfere with progress
Haphazard
without plan
Harangue
a long, lecturing speech
Hardy
bold
Hedge
to avoid giving a clear answer
Heed
notice
Heinous
shockingly evil
Heresy
an opinion expressed in defiance of generally accepted ideas
Hiatus
gap
Hierarchy
a group of people in order
Homage
honor
Homogeneous
uniform
Hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
Hypocrite
an insincere person
Imbue
to fill, with a strong dye or feeling
Imminent
happening soon
Immutable
unable to change
Impair
weaken in strength
Impasse
stalemate
Impassive
without feeling
Impede
hinder
Impetuous
hasty; impulsive
Impostor
pretender
Impudence
rudeness
Inadvertent
unintentional
Inane
silly
Inaugurate
begin
Incessant
endless
Inchoate
not fully developed
Incite
stir up
Incompatible
can not exist in peace