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Abhor
Utterly detest; to loathe; to hate
Abhorrent
loathsome; repugnant; not admirable
Acquit
to relieve from accusation; to pronounce not guilty
Acquittal
the pronouncement of not guilty; exculpation
Admonish
to warn of a fault; to caution; to reprove gently
ambrosial
extremely pleasing in taste or smell; delicious
complexity
Difficulty; intricacy; opposite of simplicity
confine
to shut up; imprison; keep in narrow, cramped quarters
confinement
imprisonment
consign
to hand over, commit; give transfer, deliver by signing over
decade
a period of ten years
detonate
to explode with suddenness and violence; to cause to explode
detonation
an explosion
effrontery
shameless boldness; insolence; gall; temerity
ephemeral
lasting one day only; fleeting; short-lived; transitory
excruciating
causing great pain ot anguish; unbearably painful
forbearance
act of refraining; abstaining; leniency; patience
gullible
easily deceived or cheatedl credulous
haggle
to argue or dispute over a price in a petty way
hamper
to interfere with; to hinder; impede
immersion
absorption; state of being deeply engrossed
insomnia
inability to sleep; abnormal wakefulness; sleeplessness
insomniac
a person suffering from sleeplessness
lapse
accidental mistakel a trivial fault; become invalid
nettlesome
irritating; causing annoyance or vexation
oblivion
condition of being forgotten or unknown
probe
critical inquiry into suspected illegal activity; investigation
Prodigious
extrordinary in amount or size; enormousl gigantic
prodigy
A person of extrordinary talent or ability; a wonder
render
to hand down officially; to deliver a verdict; to give
residue
what is left over after a part is taken; remainder, rest
rejuvenate
to make young or youthful again; give new vigor to; refresh
repast
food for one occasion of easting; a meal
replenish
to bring back to condition of being full; to refill
salutary
favorable to health; healthful; beneficial
score
group or set of twenty; twenty
snub
to treat with disdain or comtempt; to slight; insult
scutinize
to examine very closely; to inspect
Scrutiny
ab examination or inspection; a review
supersede
to force out of use; to displace; supplant, replace
sweltering
to suffer from oppressive heat
sweltering
oppressively hot; torrid
suture
a strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body
unruffled
not upset or agitated; calm; cool; collected
unwieldy
hard to handle because of size; weightl cumbersome
unwieldiness
bulkiness
unwittingly
unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently
withdraw
to take back or remove; to retreat or leave
withdrawl
departure; the opposite of approach
zany(n)
a clown or buffon
zany(adj)
having characteristics of a clown
ameliorate
to become better; to make better; improve
amelioration
improvement
baffle
frustrating; bewildering
baffle(corrected version)
bewilder;perplex; fill with confusion; puzzle; frustrate
cinema
movies, motion picture industry
cinematography
the art of making motion pictures
conserve
to keep from waste, loss of decay; to save
conservation
preservation from loss, injury or waste
conservationist
one who advocates the saving of our natural resources
despise
lookdown on with contempt; loathe; regard as inferior
despicable
worthy of contempt; contemtible; opposite of praiseworthy
detriment
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage
detrimental
injurious to health
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant
ebulliece
exuberance
exaggerate
overstate, go beyond the limits of actual truth
exaggeration
overstatement; opposite of an understatement
exotic
introduced from another country; foreign; strange
exhort
arouse by wordsl advise strongly; urge
exhortation
urgent recommendation or advice
expertise
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how;
folly
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
formerly
in an earlier period; previously
finicky
excessively concerned with trifles or details; fussy; particular
gall
make sorw; irritate mentally; annoy; vex; nerve
harmonious
friendly; amicable
ignoramous
a stupid person or dunce
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle
inane
lacking significance of sense; pointless, silly, insipip
indolent
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
indemnify
compensate for loss, damage, injury; reimburse; repay
intact
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes
invalidate
abolish, annul
invalid
having no effect or force
noncarcinogenic
not producing, not tending to produce cancer
occident
countries of America and Europe; the west
parsimonious
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy
parsimony
stinginess, opposite of generosity
peruse
read; look at fairly attentively; study
raze
destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level to the ground
reticence
restraint in communicating; opposite of frankness
retire
withdraw from active duty or business; go to bed
retort
anser; reply sharply or angrily; a quick witty reply
scuffle
a brawl or fight; to wrestle; grapple
spurn
to thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject
stipend
fized pay for services; salary; regular allowance
surveillance
close watch over a person, group, area; supervision
subversion
sabotage, undermining
tepid
moderately warm; lukewarm
tractable
easily led, taught, controlled; yielding; docile
wager
a bet; to gamble; to bet
wrane
decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink
ascetic
a person who shuns pleasure and lives simply; self denying
attenuate
to make thin; to weaken
adulation
a humorous imitation
apiary
a place where bees are kept
aviary
a place where birds are kept
antidote
a remedy for a poison or evil
acclain
to welcome with approval; to applaud loudlyq
banter
playful teasing; joking; raillery
blissful
perfectly happy, very happy
buoyant
able to float; cheerful
complacement
too pleased with oneself-often unaware of possile defects; smug
chagrin
excessive praise; flattery
chagrin(correct version
embarrassment; mortification; dissapointment
cherubic
chubby and innocent look; like a child angel
cajolery
persuasion by flattery; wheelding; coaxing
compunction
regret; remorse; misgiving; qualm
convalescent
a person recovering from sickness
caricature
humorous imitation
adulation(correct version
excessive praise; flattery
droll
odd and laughter provoking
derogatory
expressing low self esteem; belittling; disparaging
delectable
very pleasing to taste; delightful
dejected
sad; in low spirits; depressed
ecstasy
a state of overwhelming joy; rapture
eulogize
to praise or extol; to laud or glorify
emaciated
made unnaturally thin; abnormally lean because of starvation or illness
fulsome
offensive because of insincerity; repulsive; disgusting
fester
to form pus; to rankle; to rot or putrefy
facetious
in the habit of joking; said in jest without serious intent
flippant
taking serious matters lightly
gala
characterized by festivity
glum
moody, gloomy, dour
halycon
calm, peaceful
hypochondriac
one who is morbidly anxious about personal health; one suffering from imagined illness
immunity
resistance to a disease; freedom from an obligation
irony
humor, whose intended meaning is the opposite of the words used
lamentable
pitiable; rueful
lackey
a follower who carries out another's wishes like a servant; a toady; a syncophant
jubilant
showing great joy; rejoicing; exultant
malignant
threating to cause deathq
libel
false and defamatory printed/written statement
menagerie
a place where animals are kept and trained; a collection of wild animals
harlequin
a buffoon or a clown
nostalgia
homesickness; longing for the past
obesity
excessive body weight
pathos
the quality of events in literature. Music that arouses pity
parasite
an animal or person living on others
pudgy
short and plump; chubby
regimen
a set of rules to improve health
sullen
resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy
sycophant
a parasitic flatterer; a boot licker; a truckler
scavenger
an animal or a person removing refuse or decay
stigma
a mark of disgrace
svelte
slender; lithe
sarcasm
sneering langauge intended to hurt a person's feelings
satire
language or writng that exposes follies or absured by holding them up to ridicule
travesty
a imitation that makes a serious thing seem rediculous
toxic
poisonous
unguent
a salve or ointment
virulent
extremely poisonous; deadly; venomous; very bitter
virus
a disease causing substance too small to be seen through microscope; corruptive force
adjacent
lying near or next to; brodering; adjoining
adolescent
a teenager of the teenage period
amorphous
shapeless; having no definate form; unorganized
antediluvian
belonging to the time before the Biblical flood
bias
opinion formed before there are grounds for it; prejiduce
bow
the forwward part of the ship; the prow
bigoted
intolerant; narrow minded
brine
salty water; the sea or ocean; the deep
carrion
decaying flesh of a carcas
cogitate
to think over, consider with care, to ponder
crone
a withered old woman
crux
the most important point; the essential part
concave
curved inward; creating a hollow space
dipsomnia
uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
diffident
lacking self confidence; unduly timid and shy
deduce
derive by reasoning; infer
dilemma
situation requiring a choice between two equally bad alternatives
doldrums
windless part of the ocean near the equator
egoism
excessive concern for oneself; selfishness; conceit
environs
districts surrounding a place; the suburbs
forebear
forefather or ancestor
fallible
liable to be mistaken
flotsam
the wreckoage of a ship or its cargo, floating on the sea; driftage
grave
deserving serious attention; weighty; monumentous
hoary
white or gray with age; ancient
heterodox
rejecting accepted doctrines and beliefs
hyptothetical
supposed; having the characteristics of a supposition
inebriated
drunk, intoxicated
illusion
a misleading appearance; a false impression
immaculate
spotless, absolutely clean pure, faultless
juvenile
youthful or immature
leeward
in the direction away from the wind
mariner
seamen
matriarchq
mother and ruler of the family
malleable
capable of being shaped by hammering; adaptable
nugatory
of little or no value; trifling; worthless; useless
ostentatious
done to impress others; showy; pretentious
octogenarian
a person in his 80s
obsolete
no longer in use; out of date
patriarch
father and ruler of the family
plausible
superficially true or reasonable; apparently trustworthy
posthumous
published after the authors death; occuring after death
primeval
pertaining to the world's first ages; primitive
puberty
physical beginning of manhood or womanhood
preposterous
senseless; absurd; irrational
rotund
to round out; plump; full-toned
relevant
bearing upon the matter in hand; pertinent
speculate
to reflect, mediate, conjecture
superannuated
retired on pension; extremely old
septuagenarian
person in his 70s
teetotaler
person who totally abstains from drinking intoxicating beverages
veteran
ex member of the armed services
vain
conceited; empty; worthless; futile
vanity
the opposite of humilty
yore
long ago
amorphous
shapeless; having no definate shape; disorganized
apathy
lack of feeling, emotion, interest, excitement; indifference
anatomy
dissection of plants, animals for the purpose of studying structure
atom
smallest particle of an element
antipodes
parts of the globe
anarchy
total absence of rule of government; confusion; disorder
apogee
farthest point from the Earth in the orbit of a satellite
chiropodist
one who treats the ailments of the human foot
dichotomy
cutting or divsion into two
endocrine
secreting internally
exocrine
secreting externally
endocrditis
inflammation of the lining of the heart
exogamy
marriage outside of the tribe, caste, or social group
exotic
excitingly strange; not native but introduced from a foreign country
empathy
the complete understanding of another feelings
geography
the study of the Earth's surface, climate, continents, and people
geology
science dealing with the Earth's history as recorded in rocks
geometry
mathematics dealing with lines, angles, surfaces, and planes
geotropism
response to Earth's gravity; growing of roots downward in the ground
heterochromatic
having a variety of colors
homogeneous
of the same kind; similar; uniform
homonym
word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling
homophonic
having the same sound
heterodox
rejecting accepted doctrines and/or beliefs
hyperglycemia
excess of sugar in the blood
hypertension
abnormally high blood pressure
hyperactive
overactive
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration of statement
hypodermic
injected under the skin
hypothesis
a theory or suppostion assumed as a basis of reasoning
hierarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped into ranks, each subordinate to the other
lobotomy
brain surgery
metamorphosis
change of form
masectomy
surgical removal of a breat
matriarchy
form of social organization where the mother rules the family
monarchy
state ruled by a single person(king or queen)
oligarchy
form of government in which few people have the power
oerimeter
the whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface, figure
periscope
instrument permitting those in a submarine a view of the surface
peristalsis
wave like contractions that moves food through the intestines
peritontitis
inflammation of he membrane lining the abdominal cavity
phlebotomy
opening of a vein to diminish blood supply
podium
dais or raised platform
psychopathic
pertaining to mental disease; insane
tome
a scholarly book
tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils
tracheotomy
the surgical operation of cutting into the trachea
telepathy
transfer of thoughts and feelings of one person to another through no apparent means of communication
tripod
utensil, stool, or caldron having three legs
myopia
nearsigted
perigee
closest point to the Earth in the orbit of a satellite
unipod
one-legged support
arcophobia
fear of heights
agoraphobia
fear of wide open spaces
amoral
without a sense of moral responsibility
amorphous
having no definate shape; shapeless; disorganized
audophile
lover of music
anemia
lack of normal number of red blood cells
anesthesia
loss of feeling/sensation from ether or chloroform
anhydrous
without water
anonymous
nameless; of unknown origin
aseptic
free from disease causing microorganisms
atheism
godlessness; denial of the existence of a supreme being
atrophy
lack of growth from disuse/malnourishment
atypical
unlike the typical
bibliophile
lover of books
clastrophobia
fear of enclosed spaces
dysentery
diarrhea or inflammation of the large intestine
dyslexia
impairment of the ability to read
dyspepsia
difficult digestion; indigestion
dysphagia
difficult swallowing
dystopia
imaginery place in which living conditons are dreadful
dystrophy
faulty nutrition
eugenics
science deals with improving heredity
eulogize
write or speak in praise of someoneq
euphemism
substitution of a good expression for an unpleasent one
euphonious
pleasing in sound
euphoria
sense of great happiness or well-being
euthanasia
the controversial practice of mercy killing
Francophobe
fear or hatred of the French
Germanophobia
fear or hatred of the Germans
hydrophobia
fear of water
misaanthrope
hater of humanity
misogamy
hatre of marriage
misogyny
hatred of women
macrocosm
a great world; universe
microbe
microscopic living plant or animal; microorganism
microdon
having very small teeth
microwave
oven that cooks quickly by using very short electromagnetic waves
monocle
eyeglass for one eye
monogamy
marraige with one mate at a time
monolith
single stone of large size
monomania
excessive concentrastion on one subject or idea
monotheism
belief in one god
phobia
fear
monophobia
fear of being alone
philanthropist
lover of humanity
philatelist
stamp collector
philharmonic
pertainging to a musical organization
philogyny
lover of women
philosopher
lover or searcher of wisdom, knowledge
polygamy
marriage to several mates at a time
polyarchy
rule by many
polyglot
speaking several languages
polyphonic
having many sounds
polytheism
belief in multiple gods
xenophobia
fear of strangers
Adonis
a very handomse young man
Aegis
a shield or protection; sponsorship
amazon
tall, strong, masculine woman
atlas
book of maps
auroral
pertaining to the sunrise
bacchanalian
jovial or wild with drunkenness
Cassandra
a pessimist; one who prophesizes doom, disaster
chimerical
fantastic, unreal, impossible
Draconian
harsh, severe, iron handed
echolalia
automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
Elysian
delightful, blissful, heavenly
Eristic
song or hymn of praise, joy, triumph
fauna
animals, animal life of a particular region
flora
plants, plant life of a particular region
forum
any place open for discussion and expression of ideas
hector
to bully, intimidate with threats
herculean
requiring great strength; very difficult
hermetic
airtight
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
jovial
jolly, merry, good-natured
labrynthine
full of confusing passageways; complicated
laconic
using words sparingly; terse; concise
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy; sluggish; dull
Lucullan
sumptuous, luxurious
marathon
a long distance foot race of 26 miles 385 yards, an endurace contest
martial
pertaining to war; warlike
mentor
a wise and trusted advisor; tutor or a coach
mercurial
quick, lively, active, vivacious; unstable, capricious, moody
myrmidon
an obedient and unquestsioning follower
narcissistic
in love with oneself; egocentric
nectar
something exceptionally delicious to drink
nemesis
due punishment for evil deeds; one who inflicts punishmentq
odyssey
any long series of wanderings or travels
Olympiam
majestic, godlike, lofty
paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, triumph
palladium
safeguard or protection
panic
unreasoning; sudden fright that grips a multitude
Phillipic
better denounciation; tirade
plutocratic
great influence because of ones weatlth
procrustean
cruel or inflexible in enforcing conformity
protean
readily assuming different forms or shapes
Pyrrhic
ruinous; gained at too great a cost
Saturine
heavy, dull, gloomy;morose
siren
a dangerous attractive woman; a woman who sings sweetly
solon
a wise lawgiver; a legislator
spartan
marked by self-discipline; bravery; ability to endure pain
stentorian
very loud
stygian
infernal; especially dark; gloomy
tantalize
excited a hope but prevented its fufillment; to tease
terpsichorean
pertaining to dancing
thespian
pertaining to drama or acting
titanic
of enormous strength, size, or power
eristic(correct version)
prone to controversy