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abase
lower; degrade; humiliate
abeyance
suspended action
abject
wretched; lacking pride
abjure
renounce upon oath
abnegation
renunciation; self-sacrifice
abscission
cutting off; separation
abstemious
sparing in eating & drinking; temperate
abstruse
obscure; profound; difficult to understand
abysmal
bottomless
accede
agree
acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill
accolade
award of merit
accoutre
equip
accretion
growth; increase
acetic
vinegary
acidulous
slightly sour; sharp; caustic
actuarial
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
motivate
acuity
sharpness
acumen
mental keenness
addendum
addition; appendix to book
adjuration
solemn urging
adjutant
staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
adventitious
accidental; casual
advert
refer (to)
aegis
shield; defense
affidavit
written statement made under oath
alacrity
cheerful promptness; eagerness
allegory
story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
alloy (v.)
mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
alluvial
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
anathema
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
ancillary
serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
animadversion
critical remark
anneal
reduce brittleness & improve toughness by heating and cooling
anodyne
drug that relieves pain; opiate
anthropoid
manlike
anthropomorphic
having human form or characteristics
antithesis
contrast; direct opposite of or to
aperture
opening; hole
aphorism
pithy maxim or saying
apiary
a place where bees are kept
aplomb
poise; assurance
apocryphal
untrue; made up
apogee
highest point
apothegm
pithy, compact saying
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
appellation
name; title
apposite
appropriate; fitting
apprise
inform
approbation
approval
appurtenances
subordinate possessions
apropos
with reference to; regarding
aquiline
curved, hooked
arbiter
person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge
arboretum
place where different varieties of trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
arcade
a covered passageway, usually lined with shops
archetype
prototype; primitive pattern
argot
slang
array (1)
marshal; draw up in order
arroyo
gully
artless
without guile; open and honest
ascendancy
controlling influence
ascertain
find out for certain
astringent
binding; causing contraction; harsh or severe
atavism
resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback
attenuate
make thin; weaken
attrition
gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the workforce without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harrassment
augury
omen; prophecy
aureole
sun's corona; halo
auroral
pertaining to the aurora borealis
avocation
secondary or minor occupation
avow
declare openly
avuncular
like an uncle
axiom
self-evident truth requiring no proof
bacchanalian
drunken
badinage
teasing conversation
baleful
deadly; having a malign influence; ominous
bandy
discuss lightly or glibly; exchange (words) heatedly
baroque
highly ornate
bate
let down; restrain
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
beguile
mislead or delude; cheat; pass time
behoove
be suited to; be incumbent upon
beleaguer
besiege or attack; harass
beneficent
kindly; doing good
benison
blessing
betoken
signify; indicate
bevy
large group
bilious
suffering from indigestion; irritable
bilk
swindle; cheat
blanch
bleach; whiten
bland
soothing or mild; agreeable
blandishment
flattery
blasé
bored with pleasure or dissipation
blithe
gay; joyous
blowhard
talkative boaster
bluff (adj.)
rough but good-natured
bohemian
unconventional (in an artistic way)
bourgeois
middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
bowdlerize
expurgate (censor objectionable material)
brackish
somewhat saline
braggadocio
boasting
brevity
conciseness
brindled
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
brook (v.)
tolerate; endure
bucolic
rustic; pastoral
bugaboo
bugbear; object of baseless terror
burgeon
grow forth; send out buds
burlesque
give an imitation that ridicules
burnish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
cabal
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
callow
youthful; immature; inexperienced
calorific
heat-producing
calumny
malicious misrepresentation; slander
canard
unfounded rumor; exaggerated report
canker
any ulcerous sore; any evil
canon
collection or authoritative list of books (eg by an author, or accepted as scripture); rule or standard set by ecclesiastical authority
cant
insincere expressions of piety; jargon of thieves
cantata
story set to music, to be sung by a chorus
canto
division of a long poem
capacious
spacious
capillary
having a very fine bore
captious
faultfinding
carapace
shell covering the back (of a turtle, crab, etc)
carillon
a set of bells capable of being played
cavalcade
procession; parade
cavil
make frivolous objections
celerity
speed; rapidity
censorious
critical
centrifugal
radiating; departing from the center
centripetal
tending toward the center
cerebration
thought
chaffing
bantering; joking
chary
cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chase (2)
ornament a metal surface by indenting
chassis
framework and working parts of an automobile
chimerical
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
choleric
hot-tempered
churlish
boorish; rude
ciliated
having minute hairs
cipher (1)
nonentity; worthless person or thing
circumscribe
limit; confine
clangor
loud, resounding noise
clarion
shrill, trumpetlike sound
codicil
supplement to the body of a will
coeval
living at the same time as; contemporary
coda
concluding section of a musical or literary composition
cognate
related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature
collate
examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
collation
a light meal
colloquy
informal discussion
comity
courtesy; civility
commensurate
equal in extent
compendium
brief, comprehensive summary
complaisant
trying to please; obliging
compunction
remorse
concatenate
link as in a chain (v.)
conclave
private meeting
concomitant
that which accompanies
condign
adequate; deservedly severe
condole
express sympathetic sorrow
conjecture
surmise; guess
connoisseur
person competent to act as a judge of art, etc; a lover of an art
continence
self-restraint; sexual chastity
cornice
projecting molding on building (usually above columns)
consign
deliver officially; entrust; set apart
construe
explain; interpret
controvert
oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict
contumacious
disobedient; resisting authority
coquette
flirt
coterie
group that meets socially; select circle
countenance (v.)
approve; tolerate
countenance (n.)
face
coy
shy; modest; coquettish
cozen
cheat; hoodwink; swindle
craven
cowardly
cupidity
greed
cynosure
object of general attention
debauch
corrupt; seduce from virtue
declivity
downward slope
décolleté
having a low-cut neckline
demagogue
person who appeals to peoples' prejudice; false leader
demotic
pertaining to the people
denouement
outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work
derivative
unoriginal; obtained from another source
depredation
plundering
desolate
unpopulated; joyless
devolve
deputize; pass to others
diadem
crown
dialectical
relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal
diaphanous
sheer; transparent
dictum
authoritative and weighty statement; saying; maxim
diffidence
shyness
disapprobation
disapproval; condemnation
disclaim
disown; renounce claim to
discomfit
put to rout; defeat; disconcert
disconsolate
sad
discursive
digressing; rambling
disport
amuse
disputatious
argumentative; fond of arguing
disquisition
a formal systematic inquiry; an explanation of the results of a formal inquiry
dissimulate
pretend; conceal by feigning
dissemble
disguise; pretend
distend
expand; swell out
distrait
absentminded
divest
strip; deprive
doctrinaire
unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding
dormer
window projecting from roof
disinterested
unprejudiced
doggerel
poor verse
dotage
senility
dross
waste matter
ductile
malleable; flexible; pliable
dyspeptic
suffering from indigestion
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
edify
instruct; correct morally
efface
rub out
effete
worn out; exhausted; barren
effluvium
noxious smell
effrontery
shameless boldness
emend(ation)
correct(ion), usually a text; improve(ment)
emolument
salary; compensation
encomium/encomiastic
prais(ing); eulog(istic)
endue
provide with some quality; endow
epaulet
ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc)
epicure
connoisseur of food and drink
epistemologist
philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge
epithet
word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
equable
tranquil; steady; uniform
equanimity
calmness of temperament; composure
equipoise
balance; balancing force; equilibrium
equivocal
ambiguous; intentionally misleading
esoteric
hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
ethereal
light; heavenly; unusually refined
ethnology
study of humankind
euphony
sweet sound
evanescent
fleeting; vanishing
evince
show clearly
exceptionable
objectionable
execrable
very bad
execrate
curse; express abhorrence for; denounce
exegesis
explanation, especially of biblical passages
exiguous
small; minute
expatiate
talk at length
expository
explanatory; serving to explain
expostulation
protest; remonstrance
extrapolation
projection; conjecture
factotum
handyman; person who does all kinds of work
fatuous
foolish; inane
fecundity
fertility; fruitfulness
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
fiat
command
filing
particle removed by a file
flout
reject; mock
foil (n.)
contrast
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
fructify
bear fruit
florid
ruddy; reddish; flowery
fulminate
thunder; explode
fulsome
disgustingly excessive
gainsay
deny
gambit
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
garrulous
loquacious; wordy; talkative
germane
pertinent; bearing upon the case at hand
germinal
pertaining to a germ; creative
gerontocracy
government ruled by old people
gibe
mock
(var. jibe)
goad
urge on
grandiloquent
pompous; bombastic; using high-sounding language
guileless
without deceit
gull
trick; hoodwink
guy
cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied
gratuitous
given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for
hackles
hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog
halcyon
calm; peaceful
hap
chance; luck
harangue
long, passionate, and vehement speech
hermetic
sealed by fusion so as to be airtight
hibernal
wintry
histrionic
theatrical
hoary
white with age
homeostasis
tendency of a system to maintain relative stability
hortatory
encouraging; exhortative
hubris
arrogance; excessive self-conceit
humus
substance formed by decaying vegetable matter
iconoclastic
attacking cherised traditions
ignominy
deep disgrace; shame or dishonor
immolate
offer as a sacrifice
immure
imprison; shut up in confinement
impassive
without feeling; imperturbable; stoical
imperious
domineering; haughty
impetuous
violent; hasty rash
imponderable
weightless
importunate
urging; demanding
imprecation
curse
improvident
thriftless
impugn
dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); challenge; gainsay
impuissance
powerlessness; feebleness
inchoate
recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
inclement
stormy; unkind
incompatible
inharmonious
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
incorrigible
uncorrectable
incontinent
lacking self-restraint; licentious
incrustation
hard coating or crust
incubus
burden; mental care; nightmare
inculcate
teach
indemnify
make secure against loss; compensate for loss
indigence
poverty
indite
write; compose
induce
persuade; bring about
inductive
pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
ineffable
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
ineluctable
irresistible; not to be escaped
inerrancy
infallibility
inexorable
relentless; unyielding; implacable
inimitable
matchless; not able to be imitated
iniquitous
wicked; immoral; unrighteous
insensate
without feeling
insipid
lacking in flavor; dull
insolvent
bankrupt; lacking money to pay
insouciant
indifferent; without concern or care
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolation
insuperable
insurmountable; unbeatable
interdict
prohibit; forbid
internecine
mutually destructive
interpolate
insert between
interregnum
period between two reigns
inured
accustomed; hardened
invective
abuse
inveigh
denounce; utter censure or invective
inveigle
lead astray; wheedle
inveterate
deep-rooted; habitual
invidious
designed to create ill-will or envy
inviolable
secure from corruption, attack, or violation; unassailable
irascible
irritable; easily angered
isthmus
narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
jaundiced
prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful); yellow
jibe
agree; be in harmony with
jingoist
extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist
jocose
given to joking
jocund
merry
jollity
gaiety
junta
group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal
knell
tolling of a bell, especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc
labile
likely to change; unstable
laconic
brief and to the point
lambaste
beat; thrash verbally or physically
(var. lambast)
lambent
softly bright or radiant; radiant expression
lancet
small surgical tool for making incisions
languor
lassitude; depression
lassitude
languor; weariness
latent
potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden
lechery
gross lewdness; lustfulness
legerdemain
sleight of hand
levee
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
libertine
debauched person, roué
libidinous
lustful
libretto
text of an opera
ligneous
like wood
limn
draw; outline; describe
lineaments
features, especially of the face
litany
supplicatory prayer
litotes
understatement for emphasis; understatement negative as affirmative ("not a bad singer")
livid
lead colored; black and blue; ashen; enraged
lode
metal-bearing vein
macerate
soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
maculated
spotted; stained
madrigal
pastoral song
maelstrom
whirlpool
magnanimity
generosity
magniloquent
boastful; pompous
malediction
curse
malefactor
evildoer; criminal
marshal
put in order
martinet
strict disciplinarian
maudlin
effusively sentimental
mauve
pale purple
maverick
rebel; nonconformist
mawkish
mushy & gusy; icky-sticky sentimental; maudlin
mealymouthed
indirect in speech; hypocritical; evasive
mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest
meretricious
flashy; tawdry
miasma
swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence
milieu
environment; means of expression
militate
work against
minatory
menacing; threatening
mincing
affectedly dainty
misogamy
hatred of marriage
modicum
limited quantity
modish
fashionable
modulate
tone down in intensity; regulate; change from one key to another
mordant
biting; sarcastic; stinging
mores
conventions; moral standards; customs
moribund
dying
motility
ability to move spontaneously
mountebank
charlatan; boastful pretender
mulct
defraud a person of something
multifarious
varied; greatly diversified
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday
neologism
new or newly coined word or phrase
neophyte
recent convert; beginner
nexus
connection
nicety
precision; minute distinction
niggle
spend too much time on minor points; carp
nihilist
one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist
noisome
foul-smelling; unwholesome
nostrum
questionable medicine
nugatory
futile; worthless
numismatist
person who collects coins
obeisance
bow
oblique
indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line)
obluquy
slander; disgrace; infamy
obsequious
slavishly attentive; servile; sycophantic
obsequy
funeral ceremony
obstreperous
boisterous; noisy
obtrude
push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; butt in; stick out or extrude
obtuse
blunt; stupid
officious
meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
omniscient
all-knowing
opalescent
iridescent; lustrous
orthography
correct spelling
overweening
presumptuous; arrogant
paean
song of praise or joy
palimpsest
parchment used for second time after original writing has been erased
pall
grow tiresome
palpable
tangible; easily perceptible
panegyric
formal praise
parquet
floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic-like pattern
parsimony
stinginess; excessive frugality
pastiche
imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing
patois
local or provincial dialect
paucity
scarcity
pejorative
negative in connotation; having a belittling effect
pellucid
transparent; limpid; easy to understand
penumbra
partial shadow (in an eclipse)
penury
severe poverty; stinginess
perdition
damnation; complete ruin
peregrination
journey
peremptory
demanding and leaving no choice
perfidious
treacherous; disloyal
perigree
point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth
peripatetic
walking about; moving
pernicious
very destructive
peroration
conclusion of an oration
perquisite
any gain above stipulated salary
perspicacious
having insight; penetrating; astute
perspicuity
clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
perspicuous
plainly expressed
petulant
touchy; peevish
pharisaical
pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
philology
study of language
philistine
narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain
phlegmatic
calm; not easily disturbed
physiognomy
face
pillory
punish by placing in a wooden frame; subject to criticism and ridicule
philatelist
stamp-collector
piquant
pleasantly tart-tasting; stimulating
pique (n)
irritation; resentment
pique (v)
provoke or arouse; annoy
piscatorial
pertaining to fishing
pith
core or marrow; essence; substance
pithy
concise; meaningful; substantial; meaty
plaudit
enthusiastic approval; round of applause
platitude
trite remark; commonplace statement
plumb (adj)
vertical
plutocracy
society ruled by the wealthy
polemic
controversy; argument in support of point of view
polemical
aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious
poseur
person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others
postulate (n)
self-evident truth
potentate
monarch; sovereign
ponderous
weighty; unwieldly
prate
speak foolishly; boast idly
précis
concise summing up of main points
prefatory
introductory
presentiment
feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear; premonition
primogeniture
seniority by birth
privation
hardship; want
probity
uprightness; incorruptibility
proclivity
inclination; natural tendency
defalcation
deduction; embezzlement; failure to meet a promise or expectation
prodigious
marvelous; enormous
profligate
dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoral
profusion
overabundance; lavish expenditure; excess
prognosticate
predict
prolixity
tedious wordiness; verbosity
promontory
headland
promulgate
proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
propinquity
nearness; kinship
propitiate
appease
propound
put forth for analysis
prosaic
dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual
proscenium
part of stage in front of curtain
prosody
the art of versification
protean
versatile; able to take on many forms
provenance
origin or source of something
provender
dry food; fodder
provident
displaying foresight; prepared for emergencies
prurient
having or causing lustful thoughts and desires
puerile
childish
puissant
powerful; strong; potent
pulchritude
beauty; comeliness
punctilious
stressing niceties of conduct or form; minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points
purchase (n)
firm grasp or footing
pusillanimous
cowardly; fainthearted
expiate
make amends for (a sin)
pylon
marking post to guide aviators; steel tower supporting cables or telephone lines
queasy
easily nauseated; squeamish
querulous
fretful; whining
quiescent
at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
quibble (n)
minor objection or complaint
quisling
traitor who aids invaders
quixotic
idealistic but impractical
quizzical
teasing; bantering; mocking; curious
quotidian
daily; commonplace; customary
raconteur
story-teller
raiment
clothing
ramification
braching out; subdivision
ramify
divide into branches or subdivisions
rampart
defensive mound of earth
ratiocination
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
reactionary
opposing progress; politically ultraconservative
raucous
harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous
rebus
puzzle in which pictures stand for words
recalcitrant
obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
recondite
abstruse; profound; secret
recreant
coward(ly)
recrimination
countercharges
redolent
fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor
redoubtable
formidable; causing fear
refectory
dining hall
refractory
stubborn; unmanageable
refulgent
brightly shining; gleaming
relegate
banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
remonstrance
protest; objection
repine
fret; complain
reprobate
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
reprobation
severe disapproval
requite
repay; revenge
residue
remainder; balance
resilient
elastic; having the power of springing back
retinue
following; attendants
retrench
cut down; economize
retrograde
go backwards; degenerate
rife
abundant; current
roseate
rosy; optimistic
rotundity
roundness; sonorousness of speech
roué
a man devoted to a life of sensual pleasure
rubric
title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
runic
mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet
rusticate
banish to or dwell in the country
sacrosanct
most sacred; inviolable
salubrious
healthful
sanguinary
bloody
sanguine
cheerful
sardonic
disdainful; sarcastic; cynical
sartorial
pertaining to tailors
saturnine
gloomy
scotch (v)
stamp out; thwart; hinder
scruple (v)
fret about; hesitate, for ethical reasons
scurrilous
obscene; indecent
scurvy (adj)
despicable; contemptible
secrete
hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism
sedulous
diligent
sententious
terse; concise; aphoristic
shyster
lawyer using questionable methods
sibylline
prophetic; oracular
sidereal
relating to the stars
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility
sinuous
winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
skittish
lively; frisky
skulduggery
dishonest behavior
slag
residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
smelt
melt or blend ores; changing their chemical composition
sleazy
flimsy; unsubstantial
solecism
construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically
solicitous
worried, concerned
solvent (adj)
able to pay all debts
sophist
teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning
sophistry
seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning
sophomoric
immature; half-baked, like a sophomore
spasmodic
fitful; periodic
spoonerism
accidental transposition of sounds in successive words
staccato
played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt, sharp sound
stanch
check flow of blood
stentorian
extremely loud
stilted
bombastic; stiffly pompous
stint (v)
be thrifty; set limits
stoke
stir up a fire; feed plentifully
stricture
critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
strident
loud and harsh; insistent
stringent
binding; rigid
strut (2)
supporting bar
stultify
cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; frustrate or hinder
stygian
gloomy; hellish; deathly
subaltern
subordinate
sublimate
refine; purify
suborn
persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury)
subsume
include; encompass
superannuated
retired or disqualified because of age
supercilious
arrogant; condescending; patronizing
supererogatory
superfluous; more than needed or demanded
supernumerary
person or thing in excess of what is necessary; extra
surfeit
satiate; stuff; indulge to excess in anything
sybarite
lover of luxury
sycophant
servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man
syllogism
logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
taut
tight; ready
tautological
needlessly repititious
tawdry
cheap and gaudy
temerity
boldness; rashness
temporal
not lasting forever; limited by time; secular
tendentious
having an aim; biased; designed to further a cause
tenuous
thin; rare; slim
tessellated
inlaid; mosaic
testator
maker of a will
thrall
slave; bondage
timorous
fearful; demonstrating fear
tonsure
shaving of the head, especially by person entering religious orders
torque
twisting force; force producing rotation
touchstone
stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion
traduce
expose to slander
trenchant
cutting; keen
troth
pledge of good faith especially in betrothal
truculence
aggressiveness; ferocity
truncate
cut the top off
tumid
swollen; pompous; bombastic
turbid
muddy; having the sediment disturbed
turpitude
depravity
tutelary
protective; pertaining to a guardianship
tyro
beginner; novice
unction
the act of anointing with oil
unctuous
oily; bland; insincerely suave
unguent
ointment
unprepossessing
unattractive
unwonted
unaccustomed
uxorious
excessively devoted to one's wife
vainglorious
boastful; excessively conceited
valedictory
pertaining to farewell
venal
capable of being bribed
vendetta
blood feud
ventral
abdominal
veracious
truthful
verbiage
pompous array of words
verdigris
green coating on copper that has been exposed to the weather
verisimilar
probably or likely; having the appearance of truth
verisimilitude
appearance of truth; likelihood
vernal
pertaining to spring
verve
enthusiasm; liveliness
viand
food
vicarious
acting as a substitute; done by a deputy
vicissitude
change of fortune
vignette
picture
viscid
adhesive; gluey
viscous
sticky; gluey
vitiate
spoil the effect of; make inoperative
vitreous
pertaining to or resembling glass
vitriolic
corrosive; sarcastic
voluble
fluent; glib; talkative
vouchsafe
grant condescendingly; guarantee
vulpine
like a fox; crafty
wangle
wiggle out; fake
wanton
unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste
warranty
guarantee; assurance by seller
wastrel
profligate
welter (n)
turmoil; bewildering jumble
wrangle
quarrel; obtain through arguing; herd cattle
yeoman
man owning small estate; middle-class farmer
yokel
country bumpkin
zephyr
gentle breeze; west wind