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Abate
Subside or moderate
Aberrant
Abnormal deviant
abeyance
suspended action
Abscond
depart secretly and hide
Abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking
Admonish
warn, reprove
Aesthetic
artistic
adulterate
make impure
aggregate
gather accumulate
alacrity
cheerful promptness, eagerness
alleviate
relieve
amalgamate
combine, unite in one body
ambiguous
unclear
ambivalence
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
ameliorate
improve
anachronism
someone or something misplaced in time
analogous
comparable
anarchy
absence of governing body
anomalous
antipathy
apathy
lack of caring
appease
pacify or soothe
apprise
inform
approbation
approval
appropriate
acquire
arduous
hard
artless
without guile, open and honest
ascetic
practicing self-denial
assiduous
diligent
assuage
ease or lessen
attenuate
make thinner
audacious
daring; bold
austere
forbiddingly stern
aver
assert confidently
banal
hackneyed
belie
contradict
beneficent
kindly; doing good
bolster
support
bombastic
pompous
boorish
rude
burgeon
grow forth; send out buds
burnish
make shiny
buttress
support
cacophonous
discordant
capricious
unpredictable
castigation
punishment
caustic
burning, sarcastically biting
chicanery
trickery
coagulate
ticken
coda
concluding section of a musical or literary composition
cogent
convincing
commensurate
corresponding in extent, degree; proportionate
compendium
brief, comprehensive summary
complaisant
trying to please
compliant
yielding; comforming to requirements
conciliatory
reconciling; soothing
condone
Overlook, forgive
confound
confuse; puzzle
conoisseur
person competent to act as a judge of art
contention
claim; thesis
contrite
penitent
conundrum
riddle
converge
aproach
convoluted
coiled around
craven
cowardly
daunt
intimidate
decorum
propriety
default
failure to act
deference
courteous regard to another´s wish
delineate
portray, sketch
denigrate
blacken
deride
make fun of
derivative
unoriginal
desiccate
dry up
desultory
aimless
deterrent
something that discourages
diatribe
bitter scolding; invective
dichotomy
split
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy
digression
wandering away from the subject
dirge
lament with music
disabuse
correct a false impression
discerning
mentally quick and observant
discordant
not harmonious
discredit
defam
discrepancy
lack of consistency
discrete
separate
disingenuous
lacking genuine candor; insincere
disinterested
unprejudiced
disjointed
lacking coherence
dismiss
eliminate from consideration
disparage
belittle; pick at
disparate
basically different
dissemble
disguise; pretend
disseminate
distribute; spread; scatter
dissolution
loosness in morals; disintegration
dissonance
discord; opposite of harmony
distend
expand; swell out
distill
purify
diverge
vary
divest
strip; deprive
document
provide written evidence
dogmatic
opinionated
dormant
sleeping
dupe
someone easily fooled
ebillient
showing excitement
eclectic
selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
efficacy
power to produce desired effect
effrontery
impudence; shamless boldness
elegy
poem or song expressing lamentation
elicit
draw out by discussion
embellish
adorn
empirical
based on experience
emulate
imitate
endemic
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
enervate
weaken
engender
cause produce
enhance
increase
ephemeral
short lived
equanimity
calmness
equivocate
mislead
erudite
lerned
esoteric
hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
eulogy
expression of praise
euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasent one
exacerbate
worsen
exculpate
clear from blame
exigency
urgent
extrapolation
projection; conjecture
facetious
joking
facilitate
help bring about
fallacious
false; misleading
fatuous
brainless; inane
fawning
trying to please by behaving obsequiously
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed
fervor
glowing ardor
flag
droop
fledgling
inexperienced
flout
reject; mock
foment
stir up; instigate
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
frugality
thrift; economy
futile
useless
gainsay
deny
garrulous
loquacious; wordy; talkative
goad
urge on
gouge
overcharge
grandiloquent
pompous; bombastic
gregarious
sociable
quileless
without deceit
guillible
easily deceived
harangue
long, passionate and vehement speech
homogeneous
of the same kind
hyperbole
exaggeration, overstatement
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
idolatry
worship of idols
immutable
unchangeable
impair
injure; hurt
impassive
without feeling
impede
hinder; block
impermeable
imprevious; not permitting passage through its substance
imperturbable
calm; placid
impervious
impenetrable
implacable
incapable of being pacified
implicit
understood but not stated
implode
burst inward
inadvertently
unintentionally
inchoate
recently begun; rudimentary
incongruity
lack of harmony
inconsequential
insignificant, unimportant
incorporate
introduce somthing
indeterminate
uncertain
indigence
poverty
indolent
lazy
inert
inactive
ingenuous
naive
inherent
firmly established by nature of habit
innocuous
harmless
insensible
unconscious; unresponsive
insinuate
hint
insipide
lacking flavor
insultarity
narrow-mindness; isolation
intractable
unruly; stubborn
intransigence
refusal of any compromise
inundate
overwhelm; flood
inured
accustomed
invective
abuse
iracible
irritable
irresolute
uncertain how to act; weak
itinerary
plan of a trip
laconic
brief and to the point
lassitude
languor; weariness
latent
potential but underdeveloped
laud
praise
lethargic
drowsy; dull
levee
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
levity
lack of seriousness or steadiness
log
record of a voyage of flight
loquacious
talkative
lucid
easily understood; clear; intelligible
luminous
shining
magnanimity
generosity
malingerer
one who feigns ilness to escape duty
malleable
capable of beeing shaped by pounding
maverick
rebel; nonconformist
mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest
metamorphosis
change of form
meticulous
excessively careful
misanthrope
one who hates mankind
mitigate
appease
mollify
soothe
morose
ill-humored
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual
negate
cancel out; deny
neophyte
recent convert; beginner
obdurate
stubborn
obsequious
slavishly attentive, servile
obviate
make unnecessary; get rid of
occlude
shot close
officious
meddelsome; excessively pushy in offering one´s servicies
onerous
burdensome
opprobrium
infamy
oscillate
ostentatious
paragon
model of perfection
partisan
one-sided
pathological
pertaining to disease
paucity
scarcity
pedantic
showing off learning
penchant
strong inclination; liking
penury
severe poverty
perennial
somthing long-lasting
perfidious
trecherous; disloyal
perfunctory
superficial
permeable
penetrable
pervasive
spread throghout
phlegmatic
calm; easily disturbed
piety
devoutness; reverence to God
placate
pacify
plasticity
ability to be molded
platitude
trite remark; obvious truth
plethora
excess
plummet
fall sharply
porous
full of pores
pragmatic
practical
preamble
introductory statement
precarious
uncertain; risky
precipitate
rash
precursor
forerunner
presumptuous
arrogant
prevaricate
lie
pristine
characteristic of earlier times
probity
uprightness; incorruptibility
problematic
doubtful
prodigal
wasteful; reckless with money
profound
deep
prohibitive
tending to prevent the purchase or use of something
proliferate
grow rapidly
propensity
natural inclination
propitiate
appease
propriety
correct conduct
proscribe
ostracize; banish; outlaw
pungent
stinging; sharp in taste or smell
qualified
limited; restricted
quibble
minor objection
quiescent
at rest
rarefied
made less dense
recalcitrant
obstinately stubborn
recant
openly confess error
recluse
hermit, loner
recondite
abstruse
refractory
stubborn; unmanageable
refute
disprove
relegate
banish
reproach
express disapproval
reprobate
person hardened
repudiate
disown
resolution
determinaton
resolve
detemination; firmness of purpose
reticent
reserved; uncommunicative
reverent
respectful
sage
person celebrated for wisdom
salubrious
healthful
sanction
approve; ratify
satiate
satisfy fully
saturate
soak thoroughly
savor
enjoy
secrete
hide away, produce or release a substance
shard
fragment, generally of pottery
skeptic
doubter
solicitous
worried, concerned
soporific
sleep causing
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
spectrum
colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
sporadic
occuring irregularly
stigma
token of disgrace
stint
be thrifty; set limits
stipulate
make express conditions, specify
stolid
dull; impassive
striated
marked with parallel bands
strut
pompous walk / supporting bar
subpoena
writ summoning a witness to appear
subside
settle down; descend; grow quiet
substantiate
establish by evidence
supersede
cause to be set aside; replace
supposition
hypothesis
tacit
understood; not put into words
tangential
peripheral
tenuous
thin; rare; slim
tirade
denuntiation, harangue
torpor
lethargy
tortuous
full of curves
tractable
docile; easily managed
transgression
violation of a law; sin
truculence
agressiveness
vacillate
waver; fluctuate
venerate
revere
veracious
truthfulness
verbose
wordy
viscous
sticky
vituperative
abusive
volatile
changeable
warranted
justified; authorized
wary
very cautious
welter
turmoil, bewildering jumble
whimsical
capricious
zealot
fanatic