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ABEYANCE
TEMPORARY SUPPRESSION OR SUSPENSION
APPROBATION
APROVAL AND PRAISE
ARROGATE
TO CLAIM WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION; TO CLIAM FOR ONESELF WITHOUT RIGHT
ASSUAGE
TO MAKE SOMETHING UNPLEASANT LESS SEVERE
ATTENUATE
TO REDUCE IN FORCE OR DEGREE, TO WEAKEN
AUSTERE
SEVERE OR STERN IN APPEARANCE; UNDECORATED
CACOPHONY
HARSH; JARRING NOISE
CALUMNY
A FALSE AND MALICIOUS ACCUSATION; MISREPRESENTATION
CHICANERY
DECEPTION BY MEANS OF CRAFT OR GUILE
COALESCE
TO GROW TOGETHER TO FORM A SINGLE WHOLE
COGENT
CONVINCING AND WELL REASONED
COSSET
TO PAMPER TO TREAT WITH GREAT CARE
COTERIE
AN INTIMATE GROUP OF PERSONS WIHT A SIMILAR PURPOSE
CREDULOUS
TOO TRUSTING GULLIBLE
CUPIDITY
GREED; STRONG DESIRE
DECLIVITY
DOWNWARD SLOPE
DELETERIOUS
SUBTLY OR UNEXPECTEDLY HARMFUL
DEMAGOGUE
A LEADER, A RABBLE-ROUSER, USUALLY APPEALING TO EMOTION OR PREJUDICE
DEMUR
TO EXPRESS DOUBTS OR OBJECTIONS
ABASE
TO HUMBLE; DISGRACE
ABATE
TO REDUCE IN AMOUNT; DEGREE, OR SEVERITY
ABDICATE
TO GIVE UP A POSITION, RIGHT, OR POWER
ABERRANT
DEVIATING FROM WHAT IS NORMAL OR EXPECTED
ABEYANCE
TEMPORARY SUPPRESSION OR SUSPENTION
ABJURE
TO REJECT; TO FORMALLY ABANDON
ABSCOND
TO LEAVE SECERTLY
ABSTAIN
TO CHOSE NOT TO DO SOMETHING
ABSTEMIOUS
MODERATE IN APPETITE
ABYSS
AN EXTREEMELY DEEP WHOLE
ACCRETION
TO GROWTH IN SIZE; INCREASE IN AMOUNT
ACIDULOUS
SOUR IN TASTE OR MANNER
ACME
THE HIGHEST POINT; SUMMIT; THE HIGHEST LEVEL OR DEGREE ATTAINABLE
ADULTERATE
TO MAKE IMPURE
ADVOCATE
TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF
AERIE
A NEST BUILT HIGH IN THE AIR; AN ELEVATED, OFTEN SECLUDED DWELLING
AESTHETIC
CONCERNING THE APPRECIATION OF BEAUTY
AFFECTED
PHONY; ARTIFICAL
AGGRANDIZE
TO INCREASE IN POWER; INFLUENCE AND REPUTATION
ALACRITY
PROMPTNESS; CHEERFUL READINESS
ALLEVIATE
TO EASE TO MAKE MORE BEARABLE
AMALGAMATION
A MERGER; A UNITING OF ELEMENTS
AMBIGOUS
DOUBTFUL OR UNCERTAIN; CAN BE INTERPRETED SEVERAL WAYS
AMELIORATE
TO MAKE BETTER; TO IMPROVE
AMORTIZE
TO DIMINISH BY INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS
AMULET
ORNAMENT WORN AS A CHARM AGAINST EVIL SPIRITS
ANACHRONISM
SOMETHING OUT OF PLACE IN TIME
ANALGESIA
A LESSENING OF PAIN WIHTOUT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ANALOGOUS
SIMILAR OR ALIKE IN SOME WAY ; EQUIVALENT TO
ANODYNE
SOMETHING THAT CALMS OR SOOTHES PAIN
ANOMALY
DEVIATION FROM WHAT IS NORMAL
ANTAGONIZE
TO ANNOY OR PROVOKE TO ANGER
ANTIPATHY
EXTREME DISLIKE
APATHY
LACK OF INTREST OR EMOTION
APOCRYPHAL
OF QUESTIONABLE AUTHORITY OR AUTHENTICITY
APOSTATE
ONE WHO RENOUNCES A RELIGIOUS FAITH
APPROBATION
APPROVAL AND PRAISE
ARBITRARY
DETERMINED BY CHANCE OR IMPULSE
ARBITRATE
TO JUDGE A DISPUTE BETWEN TWO OPPOSING PARTIES
ARCHAIC
ANCIENT, OLD FASHIONED
ARDOR
INTENSE PASSIONATE FEELING
ARROGATE
TO CLAIM WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION; TO CLAIM FOR ONESELF WITHOUT RIGHT
ARTICULATE
ABLE TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND EXPRESSIVELY
ASSAIL
TO ATTACK, ASSAULT
ASSUAGE
TO MAKE SOMETHING UNPLEASENT LESS SEVERE
ATTENUATE
TO REDUCE INFORCE OR DEGREE; TO WEAKEN
AUDACIOUS
FEARLESS DARING
AUGURY
PROPHECY; PREDICITION OF EVENTS
AUGUST
DIGNIFIED, GRANDIOISE
AUSTERE
SEVERE OR STERN IN APPEARANCE; UNDECORATED
AXIOM
PREMISE; POSTULATE; SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH
BANAL
PREDICTABLE; CLICHED, BORING
BELFRY
BELL TOWER; ROOM IN WHCIH A BELL IS HUNG
BEVY
GROUP
BIFURCATE
DIVIDE INTO TWO PARTS
BILK
TO CHEAT, DEFRAUD
BLIGHT
TO AFFLICT; TO DESTROY
BLITHE
JOYFUL, CHEERFUL, OR WITHOUT APPROPRIATE THOUGHT
BOLSTER
TO SUPPORT; TO PROP UP
BOMBASTIC
POMPOUS IN SPEECH AND MANNER
BONHOMIE
GOOD-NATURED GENIALITY; ATMOSPHERE OF GOOD CHEER
BOOR
CRUDE PERSON, ONE LACKING MANNERS OR TASTE
BURGEON
TO GROW AND FLORISH
BURNISH
TO POLSIH
CABAL
A SECRET GROUP SEEKING TO OVERTURN SOMETHING
CACOPHONY
HARSH, JARRING NOISE
CALUMNY
A FALSE AND MALICIOUS ACCUSATION; MISREPRESENTATION
CANARD
A LIE
CANDID
IMPARTIAL AND HONEST IN SPEECH
CAPRICIOUS
CHANGING ONE'S MIND QUICKLY AND OFTEN
CARTOGRAPHY
SCIENCE OR ART OF MAKING MAPS
CASTIGATE
TO PUNISH OR CRITICIZE HARSHLY
CATALYST
SOMETHING THAT BRINGS ABOUT A CHANGE IN SOMETHING ELSE
CATHOLIC
UNIVERSAL; BROAD AND COMPREHENSIVE
CAUSTIC
BITING WIT
CHAOS
GREAT DISORDER OR CONFUSED SITUATION
CHAUVINIST
SOMEONE PREJUDICD IN FAVOR OF A GROUP IN WHICH HE OR SHE BELONGS
CHICANERY
DECEPTION BY MEANS OF CRAFT OR GUILE
CIRCUMSPECT
CUATIOUS, AWARE OF POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES
CLOYING
SICKLY SWEET; EXCESSIVE
COALESCE
TO GROW TOGETHER TO FORM A SINGLE WHOLE
COFFER
STRONGBOX; LARGE CHEST FOR MONEY
COGENT
CONVINCING AND WELL-REASONED
COLLUSION
COLLABORATION, COMPLICITY; CONSPIRACY
CONDONE
TO OVERLOOK, TO PARDON TO DISREGARD
CONNOISSEUR
A PERSON WITH EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OR DISCRIMINATING TASTES
CONTRITE
DEEPLY SORROWFUL AND REPENTANT FOR A WRONG
CONTUMACIOUS
REBELLIOUS
CONVOLUTED
INTRICATE AND COMPLICATED
CORROBORATE
TO SUPPORT WIHT EVIDENCE
COSSET
TO PAMPER; TO TREAT WIHT GREAT CARE
COTERIE
AN INTIMATE GROUP OF PERSONS WIHT A SIMILAR PURPOSE
CRAVEN
LACKING COURAGE
CREDULOUS
TOO TRUSTING; GULLIBLE
CRESCENDO
STEADILY INCREASING ON VOLUME OR FORCE
CUPIDITY
GREED; STRONG DESIRE
CURMUDGEON
CRANKY PERSON; USUALLY OLD
DEBUTANTE
YOUNG WOMAN MAKING DEBUT IN HIGH SOCIETY
DECLIVITY
DOWNWARD SLOPE
DECOROUS
PROPER; TASTEFUL, SOCIALLY CORRECT
DECORUM
APPROPRIATENESS OF BEHAVIOR OR CONDUCT; PROPRIETY
DEFACE
TO MAR THE APPEARANCE OF, TO VANDALIZE
DEFERENCE
RESPECT, COURTESY
DELETERIOUS
SUBTLY OR UNEXPECTEDLY HARMFUL
DEMAGOGUE
A LEADER, RABBLE-ROUSER, USUALLY APPEALING TO EMOTION OR PREJUDICE
DEMUR
TO EXPRESS DOUBTS OR OBJECTIONS
DERIDE
TO SPEAK OF OR TREAT WIHT CONTEMPT, TO MOCK
DESICCATE
TO DRY OUT THOROUGHLY
DESULTORY
JUMPING FROM ONE THING OT ANOTHER; DISCONNECTED
DIAPHANOUS
ALLOWING LIGHT TO SHOW THROUGH; DELICATE
DIATRIBE
AN ABUSIVE, CONDEMNATORY SPEECH
DICTUM
AUTHORITATIVE STATEMENT
DIFFIDENT
LACKING SELF-CONFIDENCE
DILATE
TO MAKE LARGER, TO EXPAND
DILATORY
INTENDED TO DELAY, PROCRASTINATING
DILETTANTE
SOMEONE WHT AN AMATEURISH AND SUPERFICIAL INTEREST IN A TOPIC
DIRGE
A FUNERAL HYMN OR MOURNFUL SPEECH
DISABUSE
TO SET RIGHT, TO FREE FROM ERROR
DISCERN
TO PERCEIVE, TO RECOGNIZE
DISPARATE
FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT, ENTIRELY UNLIKE
DISSEMBLE
TO PRESENT A FALSE APPEARANCE, TO DISGUISE ONE'S REAL INTENTIONS OR CHARACTER
DISSONANCE
A HARSH AND DISAGREEABLE COMBINATION, ESPECIALLY OF SOUNDS
DISTAFF
THE FEMALE BRANCH OF A FAMILY
DISTEND
TO SWELL, INFLATE, BLOAT
DITHER
TO ACT CONFUSEDLY OR WIHTOUT CLEAR PURPOSE
DIURNAL
EXISTING DURING THE DAY
DIVINE
TO FORETELL OR KNOW BY INSPIRATION
DOCTRINAIRE
RIGIDLY DEVOTED TO THEORIES WITHOUT REGARD FOR PRACTICALITY; DOGMATIC
DOGMA
A FIRMLY HELD OPINION, ESPECIALLY A RELIGIOUS BELIEF
DOGMATIC
DICTATORIAL IN ONE'S OPINIONS
DROLL
AMUSING IN A WRY, SUBTLE WAY
DUPE
TO DECEIVE
DYSPEPTIC
SUFFERING FROM INDIGESTION; GLOOMY AND IRRITABLE
EBULLIENT
EXHILARATED, FULL OF ENTHUSIASM AND HIGH SPIRITS
ECLECTIC
SELECTING FROM OR MADE UP FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
EDIFY
TO INSTUCT MORALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
EFFICACY
EFFECTIVENESS
EFFIGY
STUFFED DOLL; LIKENESS OF A PERSON
EFFRONTERY
IMPUDENT BOLDNESS; AUDACITY
ELEGY
A SORROWFUL POEM OR SPEECH
ELOQUENT
PERSUASIVE AND MOVING, ESPECIALLY IN SPEECH
EMBELLISH
TO ADD ORNAMENTAL OR FICITITIOUS DETAILS
EMULATE
TO COPY, OT TRY TO EQUAL OR EXCEL
ENCOMIUM
WARM PRAISE
ENDEMIC
BELONGING TO A PARTICULAR AREA; INHERENT
ENERVATE
TO REDUCE IN STRENGTH
ENGENDER
TO PRODUCE, CAUSE, OR BRING ABOUT
ENIGMA
A PUZZLE, A MYSTERY
ENUMERATE
TO COUNT, LIST, ITEMIZE
EPHEMERAL
LASTING A SHORT TIME
EPICURE
PERSON WIHT REFINED TASTE IN FOOD AND WINE
EQUIVOCATE
TO USE EXPRESSION OF DOUBLE MEANING IN ORDER TO MISLEAD
ERRATIC
WANDERING AND UNPREDICTABLE
ERSTAZ
FAKE, ARTIFICIAL
ERUDITE
LEARNED, SCHOLARLY, BOOKISH
ESCHEW
TO SHUN, TO AVOID 9AS SOMETHING WRONG OR DISTASTEFUL)
ESOTERIC
KNOWN OR UNDERSTOOD BY ONLY A FEW
ESTIMABLE
ADMIRABLE
ETHOS
BELIEFS OR CHARACTER OF A GROUP
EULOGY
SPEECH IN PRAISE OF SOMEONE
EUPHEMISM
USE OF AN INOFFENSIVE WORD OR PHRASE IN PLACE OF A MORE DISTASTEFUL ONE
EUPHONY
PLEASANT, HARMONIOUS SOUND
EXACERBATE
TO MAKE WORSE
EXCULPATE
TO CLEAR FROM BLAME, TO PROVE INNOCENT
EXIGENT
URGENT; REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ACTION
EXONERATE
TO CLEAR OF BLAME
EXPLICIT
CLEARLY STATED OR SHOWN; FORTHRIGHT IN EXPRESSION
EXPONENT
ONE WHO CHAMPIONS OR ADVOCATES
EXPURGATE
TO CENSOR
FALLOW
DORMANT, UNUSED
FANATICAL
ACTING EXCESSIVELY ENTHUSIASTIC; FILLED WITH EXTREME, UNQUESTIONED DEVOTION
FATUOUS
STUPID; FOOLISHLY SELF-SATISFIED
FAWN
TO GROVEL
FECUND
FERTILE, FRUITFUL, PRODUCTIVE
FERVID
INTENSELY EMOTIONAL, FEVERISH
FETID
FOUL-SMELLING, PUTRID
FLAG
TO DECLINE IN VIGOR, STRENGTH, OR INTEREST
FLORID
EXCESSIVELY DECORATED OR EMBELLISHED
FOMENT
TO AROUSE OR INCITE
FORD
TO CROSS A BODY OF WATER BY WADING
FORESTALL
TO PREVENT, DELAY; ANTICIPATE
FORTUITOUS
HAPPENING BY CHANCE, FORTUNATE
FRACTIOUS
UNRULY REBELLIOUS
FRENETIC
FRANTIC, FRENZIED
FRUGALITY
TENDENCY TO BE THRIFTY OR CHEAP
FURTIVE
SECRET, STEALTHY
GAMBOL
TO DANCE OR SKIP AROUNG PLAYFULLY
GARNER
TO GATHER AND STORE
GARRULOUS
TENDING TO TALK ALOT
GESTATION
GROWTH PROCESS FROM CONCEPTION TO BIRTH
GLIB
FLUENT IN AN INSINCERE MANNER; OFFHAND, CASUAL
GLOWER
TO GLARE; STARE ANGRILY AND INTENSELY
GRADATION
PROCESS OCCURING BY REGULAR DEGREES OR STAGES; VARIATION IN COLOR
GREGARIOUS
OUTGOING, SOCIABLE
GRIEVOUS
CUASING GRIEF OR SORROW; SERIOUS AND DISTRESSING
GROVEL
TO HUMBLE ONESELF IN A DEMEANING WAY
GUILE
DECEIT, TRICKERY
GULLIBLE
EASILY DECEIVED
HAPLESS
UNFORTUNATE, HAVING BAD LUCK
HEGEMONEY
THE DOMINATION OF ONE STATE OR GROUP OVER ITS ALLIES
HERMETIC
TIGHTLY SEALED
HETEROGENEOUS
COMPOSED OF UNLIKE PARTS, DIFFERENT, DIVERSE
HOARY
VERY OLD; WHITISH OR GRAY FROM AGE
HOMOGENOUS
OF A SIMILAR KIND
HUSBAND
TO MANAGE ECONOMICALLY; TO USE SPARINGLY
HYPERBOLE
PURPOSEFUL EXAGGERATION FOR EFFECT
ICONOCLAST
ONE WHO OPPOSES ESTABLISHED BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND INSTITUTIONS
IDIOSYNCRACY
PECULIARITY OF TEMPERAMENT, ECCENTRICITY
IGNOBLE
HAVING LOW MORAL STANDARDS, NOT NOBLE IN CHARACTER; MEAN
IMBUE
TO INFUSE; DYE, WET, MOISTEN
IMPASSE
BLOCKED PATH; DILEMMA WIHT NO SOLUTION
IMPECUNIOUS
POOR, HAVING NO MONEY
IMPERTURABABLE
NOT CAPABLE OF BEING DISTURBED
IMPERVIOUS
IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE; INCAPABLE OF BEING AFFECTED
IMPETUOUS
QUICK TO ACT WIHTOUT THINKING
IMPIOUS
NOT DEVOUT IN RELIGION
IMPLACABLE
UNABLE TO BE CALMED DOWN OR MADE PEACEFUL
IMPRECATION
A CURSE
IMPUGN
TO CALL INTO QUESTION; TO ATTACK VERBALLY
INCARNADINE
BLOOD-RED IN COLOR
INCHOATE
NOT FULLY FORMED, DISORGANIZED
INCULCATE
TO TEACH, IMPRESS IN THE MIND
INDOLENT
HABITUALLY LAZY, IDLE
INEXORABLE
INFLEXIBLE, UNYIELDING
INGENUOUS
SHOWING INNOCENCE OR CHILDLIKE SIMPLICITY
INGRATE
UNGRATEFUL PERSON
INGRATIATE
TO GAIN FAVOR WIHT ANOTHER BY DELIBERATE EFFORT; TO SEEK TO PLEASE SOMEBODY SO AS TO GAIN AN ADVANTAGE
INIMICAL
HOSTLE, UNFRIENDLY
INIQUITY
SIN, EVIL ACT
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS
INQUEST
AN INVESTIGATION AN INQUIRY
INSIPID
LACKING INTEREST OR FLAVOR
INSURRECTION
REBELLION
INTER
TO BURY
INTERREGNUM
INTERVAL BETWEEN REIGNS
INTRACTABLE
NOT EASILY MANAGED OR MANIPULATED
INTRANSIGENT
UNCOMPROMISING, REFUSING TO BE RECONCILED
INTREPID
FEARLESS, RESOLUTELY COURAGEOUS
INUNDATE
TO OVERWHELM; TO COVER WITH WATER
INURE
TO HARDEN; ACCUSTOM, BECOME USED TO
INVECTIVE
ABUSIVE LANGUAGE
INVESTITURE
CEREMONEY CONFERRING AUTHORITY
INVIDIOUS
ENVIOUS, OBNOXIOUS, OFFENSIVE; LIKELY TO PROMOTE ILL-WILL
IRASCIBLE
EASILY MADE ANGRY
ITINERANT
WANDERING FROM PLACE TO PLACE
JARGON
NONSENSICAL TALK; SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE
JETTISON
TO DISCARD, TO GET RID OF AS UNNECESSARY OR ENCUMBERING
JINGOISM
BELLIGERENT SUPPORT OF ONE'S COUNTRY
JOCULAR
PLAYFUL, HUMOROUS
JUDICIOUS
SENSIBLE, SHOWING GOOD JUDGMENT