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humiliate; degrade; lower
abhor
uterly detest; loathe; hate
abhorrent
loathsome; repugnant
abject
desrving contempt; wretched
abominable
odius; abhorrent
abstemious
temperate; anstinent
abstinent
sparing in eating and drinking
absurd
preposterous; ridiculous
abysmal
profound; immeeasurably great
abyss
bottomless; immeasurably deap space
acclaim
welcome w/ approval; applaud
acclivity
upward slope
acme
highest point; summit; pinnacle
acquit
exculpate; pronounce not guilty; conduct oneself
acrid
pungent; sharp in smell or taste
adjacent
lying near or next to; bordering
adjoining
adjacent; bordering
admonish
warn of a fault; rebuke; reprove
admonition
counseling against a fault or error
adolescent
growing from childhood to adulthood
adolescent
teenager
adulation
excessive praise
alacrity
cheerful willingness; readiness
ambrosial
extremely delicious
ameliorate
become better; improve; enhance
amenable
tractable
analogy
likeness in some respects; comparision
anguish
extreme pain
antediluvian
antiquated; before the Flood
anticlimax
decline into triviality; comedown
antidote
remedy for a poison or evil
antipathy
dislike; aversion
apex
farthest pint from the base; vertex
apiary
place where bees are kept
apogee
orbit's farthest point from earth
aproximate
nearly correct
archaic
old-fashioned
aroma
pleasant odor; bouquet
aromatic
sweet-scented; fragrant
ascetic
self-denying; austere
attenuate
make thin; weaken
austere
ascetic; shunning pleasures
averse
disinclined; loath
aviary
place where birds are kept
badger
nag; annoy
baffle
bewilder
banter
playful teasing
bathos
sudden decline in style; triteness; anticlimax
besmirch
defile; tarnish
bliss
perfect happiness
bouquet
pleasant odor
bow
forward part of a ship; prow
bowdlerize
remove objectionale material from a book; expurgate
brine
salty water; ocean
buoy
keep afloat; raise spirits of
buoyant
cheerful; able to float
burly
strongly and heavily built; husky
buxom
plump and attractive
cajole
wheedle; coax
cajolery
persuassion by flattery; coaxing
callow
young and inexperienced; unflegded
calumnious
sladerous; defamatory
calumny
false and malicious accusation
caricature
description emphasizing peculiaritites
caousal
drunked revelry; drinking party
carrion
decaying flesh of a carcass
celestial
of the heavens
chagrin
embarrassment; mortification
chasm
deep breach; wide gap or rift
cherub
angel in the form of a baby or child
cherubic
chubby and innocent looking
chutzpah
effrontery; nerve
cinema
movies; motion picture industry
cinematography
art of making movies
collected
unruffled; unflustered
commendable
praiseworthy
complacent
too pleased with oneself; smug
complex
complicated; intricate
complimentary
expressing esteem; favorable
concord
harmony
confine
imprison; shut up
confinement
imprisonment
conserve
keep from waste, loss or decay; save
consign
hand over; transfer; commit
consignee
person to whom something is shipped
consummate
perfect; superb
contaminate
make impure; defile; pollute
contemporary
of the same period
contemporary
one living at same times as another
contrite
showing regret for wrongdoing
contrition
repectance; regret for wrongdoing
convalesce
recover health; recuperate
convalescent
person recovering from sickness
convival
fond of eating with friends; jovial
conviviality
sociability
corpulent
bulky; obese; very fat
crone
withered old woman
culmination
highest point; apex; peak; apogee
cumbersome
burdensome; unwieldy
curry favor
seek to gain favor by flattery
deceased
dead; defunct
declivity
downward slope
decontaminate
rid of contamination
decrepit
weakened by old age
defamatory
calumnious; harming a reputation
defile
make filthy; contaminate; sully
defunct
dead; extinct
degradation
worsening; humiliation
degrade
lower; humiliate; abase
dejected
depressed; downcastl discouraged
delectable
very pleasing; delightful
deleterious
not beneficial; not salubrious
derogatory
expressing low esteem; disparaging
despicable
worthy of contempt
despise
loathe
detonate
explode; cause to explode
detriment
damage; disadvantage
dipsomania
alcoholism
disconsolate
cheerless; inconsolable
disgruntled
in bad humor; discontented
disharmony
discord; lack or harmony
disparaging
derogatory; belittling
docile
easily led; tractable
doldrums
calm part of the ocean; listlessness
doleful
causing sadness; mournful; lugubrious
dolorous
full of sorrow
dour
gloomy
down-to-earth
earthy; realistic
dregs
most worthless part; sediment
droil
odd and laughter-provoking
dross
waste; refuse
earthy
down-to-earth; realistic; coarse; low
ebullience
high spirits; exuberance
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm
ecstasy
state of overwhelming
ecstatic
in ecstasy; enraptured
effervescent
ebullient; exuberant; lively
effrontery
shameless boldness; temerity
elate
lift up with joy; exalt; extol
elated
in high spirits; joyful
emaciated
unnaturally thin
eminence
high rank
eminent
standing out; notable; famous
encomium
high praise; tribute; panegyric
enhance
improve
environs
districts surrounding a place; suburbs
ephemeral
fleeting; short-lived
ethereal
of the heavens; delicate; intangible
eulogistic
expressing praise
euphoria
state of being elated
exaggerate
overstate; magnify
exalt
lift up, as with joy; raise in rank
excruciating
unbearably painful; agonizing
exculpate
acquit; exonerate
exhort
urge
exonerate
exculpate; acquit
exotic
foreign; strikingly unusual; strange
expertise
expertness; know-how
expergate
purify(book); bowdlerize
extinct
no longer in existence
extol
praise
facetious
said in jest without serious intent
facical
exciting laughter; ludicrous
fastidious
finicky; persnickety
fathom
plumb; to get to the bottom of
fawning
slavishly; attentive
fester
form pus; rot; peutrefy; rankle
fetid
ill-smelling; malodorous
filial
befitting a son or daughter
finicky
hard to please
flippant
treating serious matters lightly
flotsam
weckage floating on the sea; driftage
folly
lack of good sense
forbearance
leniency; patience
forebear
ancestor; progenitor
former
preceeding
formerly
previously
fragrant
having a pleasing odor
fraternal
brotherly
freeloader
parasite
frivolity
trifiling gaiety; levity
frolic
play and run about happily; romp
frolicsome
full of merriment; playful
frustrate
baffle
fulsome
repulsice; offensively insincere
fusty
stale-smelling; musty; old-fashioned
gala
characterized by festivity
gall
brazen boldness; nerve; vex
genealogy
account of one's descent; lineage
gentility
good manners; upper class; gentry
gigantic
prodigious
glee
joy; hilarity
glum
gloomy; moody; dour
gruesome
horrifying; repulsive
gull
decieved
haggard
careworn
haggle
argue over a price; bargain
halcyon
calm; peaceful
hamper
interfere with; hinder; impede
halequin
clown; buffoon
harmony
peacable relations; concord
heavenly
ambrosial
hilarious
boisterously merry; very funny
hilarity
noisy; gaiety
hoary
white or gray with age; ancient
humble
of low position; modest; unpretentious
humiliate
lower the dignity of; degrade
humility
freedom from pride; humbleness
hypochondraic
one morbidly anxious about health
ignoramus
stupid person; nincompopp
ignore
disregard
immaculate
spotless; pure; absolutley clean
immerse
plunge into a liquid; dip; engross
immersion
state of being deeply engrossed
immunity
disease resistance; freedon; exemption
impede
hinder; obstruct; block
impediment
hindrance; obstacle
imperturbable
unruffled; collected
imputation
false charge; insinuation
inane
silly; pointless; insipid; vapid
inanity
foolishness; shallowness
incense
substance burned for its aroma
indemnify
reimburse
indigenous
native
indolent
lazy; lackadaisical
inebraited
drunk; intoxicated
infantile
babyish; like a young child
ingratiate
establish (oneself) in someone's favor
insomnia
inability to sleep
insomniac
person suffering from insomnia
intact
untouched; left complete
intangible
unable to be touched; etheral
intoxicated
drunk; inebriated
intricate
complicated; labyrinthine
invalid
having no force; void
inveterate
deep-rooted; habitual
involuntary
not done of one's free will
ironic
containing or expressing irony
irony
using words so that their intended meaning is opposite to their surface meaning
jetsame
goodscast overboard
jettison
throw good overboard
jocose
playfully humourous
jocular
done as a joke
jocund
merry; cheerful; lighthearted
jubilation
rejoicing; exhulation
juvenile
youthful; immature
juxtapose
put side by side or close together
juxtaposition
close or side by side position
kith and kin
firends and relatives
kudos
fame or praise due to achievment
lackey
servile follower; toady
lament
mourn; deplore
lamentable
pitiable; rueful
lank
lean; ungracefully tall; lanky
lapse
cease being in force; become invalid
lapse
slip; error; intercal
latter
later; second; last
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
laudatory
expressing praise; eugolsitic
leeward
in the direction away from the wind
lesion
injurt hurt
levity
lack of proper seriousness
libel
false, defamatory written statement
libelous
injurious to reputaion; defamatory
lighthearted
jocund; merry; cheerful
lineage
pedigree; genealogy
lionize
treat as highly important
lite
slender and agile
loath
disinclined; averse; unwilling
loathe
detest
longevity
long life; length of life
ludicrous
exciting laughter; farcial
lugubrious
doleful; mournful; dolorous
malign
vilify; speak evil of
malignant
threatening to cause death
malodorous
ill smelling
mariner
sailor; seaman
maritime
nautical; marine
maternal
motherly; on the mother's side
matriarch
mother and ruler of a family
mature
full-grown; carefully though out
maudlin
weakly sentimental and tearful
mean
low
meekness
lack of nerve
melancholy
sad
menagerie
place where animals are kept
menial
low; mean; subservient
mirth
hilarity; merriment
modesty
freedom from vanity; humility
molt
shed feathers, skin, hair, etc.
morbid
having to do with disease
moroses
saturine; sullen; glum
mortification
shame; embarassment; charign
mournful
sorrowful; lugubrious; doleful
musty
moldy; stale
nadir
lowest point
nepotism
favoritism to relatives
nerve
effrontery; gall
nettlesome
irritating; annoying; vexing
noisome
offensive to smell; harmful
nonage
legal minority; period before maturity
nonagenarian
person 90-99 years old
noncarcinogen
not cancer producing
nostalgia
homesickness; yearning for past
noxious
harmful; noisome
obese
extremely overweight; corpulence
oblivion
state of being unknown; forgetfulness
obsequious
excessively willing to serve
obsolescent
going out of use; becoming obsoloete
obsolete
no longer in use; out of date
Occident
west
occidental
western
octogenarian
person 80-89 years old
odious
abhorrent; abominable
odoriferous
having an odor
odorous
having and odor, usually fragrant
offal
waste parts of a butchered animal; refuse
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
ornithology
study of birds
overweening
thinking too highly of oneself
panegyric
eulogy; tribune
parasite
one living on others; freeloader
parody
humorous imitation
parrot
repeat mechanically; like a parrot
parsimonious
stingy; miserly; tightfisted
pathetic
arousing pity
pathos
quality that arouses pity
patriarch
father and ruler of a family or tribe
pedigree
genealogy
penitent
feeling regret for wrongdoing
pensive
thoughtful in a sad way
persnickety
fastidiousl; finicky
pert
bold; saucy; impertinent; lively; spirited
perusal
reading; study
peruse
read
pestilential
pestigerous; deadly
pinnable
highest point; acme; summit
plaudit
applause; enthusiastic praise
plight
unfortunate state; predicament
plumb
get to the bottom of; fathom
poignant
painfully touching; piercing
pollute
contaminate; make unclean
portly
obese; corpulent
posthumous
published or occuring after death
postlapsarian
after the fall of mankind
precipice
cliff
precipitous
steep as a precipce; hasty
predicament
unfortunate state; [light; dilemma
preeminent
stading out above others; superiour
prelapsarian
before the fall of mankind
primeval
pertaining to the world's first ages
primitive
primeval
primordial
existing at the very beginning
pristine
in original state; uncorrupted
probe
investigation
prober
investigator
prodigious
enormous; gigantic; colossal
prodigy
extraordinarily able person
profound
very deep; deeply felt
progenitor
forefather; ancestor
progent
offspring; children; descendants
propinquity
kinship; proximity; nearness of place
prow
forward part of a shipt; bow
puberty
physical beginning of adulthood
pudgy
short and plump; chubby
puerile
foolish for adults to say or do
pungent
sharp in smell or taste; bitting; acrid
purge
cleanse; purify; rid of undesired element
putrefy
rot; fester
putrid
stinking from decay; corrupt
qualm
misgiving; regret; remorse; scruple
raillery
good-natured ridicule; banter
rank
offensive; rancid
rankle
fester
rapture
state of overwhelming joy; ecstasy
rash
precipitous; hasty
ravine
deep, narrow gorge worn by running water
raze
demolish
realistic
earthy; down to earth
rebuff
snub; insult
recuperate
recover health; convalesce
reek
emit a strong, disagreeable smell
regimen
set of rules to improve health
reimburse
indemnify; repay
reinvigorate
give new vigor to; rejuvenate
rejuvenate
make young agian
reluctant
disinclined
remorse
regret for wrongdoing
render
deliver; give
rendering
presentation; interpretation
repast
meal
repentant
contrite; penitent; remorseful
replenish
refill
repugnance
strong dislike; antipathy
repulsive
offensive; disgusting
reserved
reticent
residual
remaining after a part is used
residue
remainder; rest
reticent
inclined to be silent; reserved
retire
withdraw from active duty; go to bed
retort
reply sharply; quick or witty reply
rift
crack; opening
rueful
pitiable; lamentable
salubrious
salutaryl curative; healthful
salutary
beneficial; healthful; salubrious
repast
meal
repentant
contrite; penitent; remorseful
replenish
refill
repugnance
strong dislike; antipathy
repulsive
offensive; disgusting
reserved
reticent
residual
remaining after a part is used
residue
remainder; rest
reticent
inclined to be silent; reserved
retire
withdraw from active duty; go to bed
retort
reply sharply; quick or witty reply
rift
crack; opening
rueful
pitiable; lamentable
salubrious
salutaryl curative; healthful
salutary
beneficial; healthful; salubrious
sarcasm
sneering language intended to hurt
sarcastic
expessing sarcasm
sardonic
bitterly sarcastic; mocking; sneering
satire
work exposing abuses to ridicule
satirical
expressing satire
scavenger
one that removes decay
scent
get a suspicion of
scent
smell; perfume
score
twenty
scruple
compunction; regret; misgiving
scrutinize
examine very closely; inspect; vet
scrutiny
examination
scuffle
struglle; wrestle; grapple
sebaceous
greasy; secreting sebum
senile
showing the weakness of age
septuagenarian
person 70-79 years old
servile
subservient; menial
sibling
brother or sister
slander
false defamatory spoken statement
slanderous
calumnious; maliciously accusing
slatternly
untidy; slovenly
sloven
person habitually untidy
snub
insult; rebuff
sober
not drunk; temperate; serious
sobriety
temperance; abstinence
sordid
filthy; vile
sot
drunkard; drunken fool
spurn
reject
squalid
filthy from neglect; degraded
squalor
filth; degradation
startboard
ship's right hand side when looking forqard
stern
back part of a ship
stigma
mark of disgrace
stipend
fixed pay for services
sublimate
redirect one's energies; purify
sublime
uplifiting; exhalted; elevated; noble
subsevient
menial; sevile
subversion
sabotage; undermining
subvert
undermine
sullen
resentfully silent; glum; morose
sully
soil; besmirch
sultry
sweltering; torrid
summit
highest point; acme; pinnnacle
superannuated
retired on a pension; very old
supersede
force out of use
supplant
replace; supersede
supreme
above others; cheif; paramount
surveillance
close watch
suture
stich
svelte
slender; lithe
sweltering
pooressively hot; sulty; torrid
sycophant
parasitic flatterer; truckler
tarnish
sully; soil
temerity
insolense; effrontery; nerve
teetotaler
abstainer from intoxicating beverage
tenable
capable of being maintained or defended
temperate
moderate, as in eating and drinking
tepid
lukewarm
tepidly
unenthusiastically; lukewarmly
theory
hypothesis supported by much evidence
therapeutic
curative
throes
pangs; anguish
torrid
sweltering
toxic
poisonous
tractability
obedience
tractable
easily led; docile
traduce
malighn; slandewr
tranquillity
harmony
transient
emphemeral; fleeting
transitory
fleeting; ephemeral
travesty
imitation that ridicules its model
tribulation
suffering; distress
tribute
high praise; eulogyl; panegyric
truckle
submit servilely to a superior
unfledged
immature; callow
unflustered
calm
unguent
ointment; salve
unintentionally
unwittingly; inadvertently
unmanageable
unwirldy; cumbersome
unruffled
not upset; imperturbable; calm
unsavory
offensive to taste, smell, or morals
unwieldy
bulky; cumbersome; unmanageable
vapid
jejune; inane; insipid; dull
venerable
worthy of respect
vertex
point opposite the base; apex
vet
scrutinize
veteran
experienced person; ex-soldier
vile
sordid, hateful
vilify
speak evil of; traduce; malign
viral
caused by a virus
vriral
caused by a virus
virulent
extremely poisonous; very bitter
virus
disease-causing or corruptive agent
vivacious
lively in temper or conduct
void
invalid
volition
will
wager
bet; risk
wane
decrease; dwindle
wheedle
persuade by flattery
withdraw
take back; draw back; retreat
withdrawal
removal; retreat; departure
wrangle
haggle; bargain
wretched
sunk to a low condition
yore
long ago
zany
clown; buffoon
zany
mildly insane; loony; clownish
zenith
point directly overhead; peak; culmination
zany
mildly insane; loony; clownish
zenith
point directly overhead; peak; culmination
zany
mildly insane; loony; clownish
zenith
point directly overhead; peak; culmination