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Abate
To reduce in amount;lessen;subside
aberrant
Abnormal;deviating from normal.
abscond
to leave quickly and secretly and hide.
abeyance
suspension; temporarily set a side.
abstemious
sparing in eating and driking;temporate.
admonish
caution; warn; reprove
adulterate
To make impure by adding improper ingredients.
aesthetic
artistic; related to appreciation of art and beauty.
aggregate
total; gather; accumulate
alacrity
eagerness; cheerful willingness.
alleviate
reduce the pain; relieve.
amalgamate
combine; unite in one body.
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful.
ambivalence
state of feeling two conflicting emotions at the same time.
ameliorate
improve; to make or become better.
anachronism
the representation of somone as exsisting or something as happening; something or someone misplace in time.
analogous
comparable; similar in some aspects
anarchy
absence of government; disorder or confusion.
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
antipathy
a feeling of strong dislike;
apathy
indifference; lack of interest or concern
appease
quite or to bring peace; to satisfy;relieve;soothe
apprise
inform; to make aware of
approbation
approval; commandation
appropriate
acquire; to do somethig for ones own use.
arduous
hard; strenuous(require great effort and energy)
artless
without guile(to mislead by lying); open and honest
ascetic
practicing self denial and self discipline; austere(un spraying
hash or strict.
assiduous
diligent(painstaking effort);
persistent
assuage
ease or lessen(pain); satisfy(hunger); soothe(anger).
attenuate
to weakened in the strength, value or extremely harmful
audacious
often recklessly daring; bold.
austere
severe or stern(hard or hash in manner) in dispossition or appearence; severely simple or unornamented.
autonomous
self-governing; independent.
aver
state confidently;law(to state to be true)
banal
trite(lacking power because of overuse or repetition); lacking orginality.
belie
give a false impression; contradict
beneficent
kindness; doing good
bolster
to support and strengthen
bombastic
using unnesassary complicated language; lofty in style; pompous.
boorish
rude or clumsy in behaviour
burgeon
grow forth; give of buds or shoots.
burnish
make shiney by rubbing; polish.
buttress
something that serves to support; prop.
cacophonous
having a harsh, unpleasent sound; inharmonious
capricious
unpredictable changes of attitude and behaviour; fickle
castigation
severe punishment; criticize severly
catalyst
agent that brings about a chemical change while it still remain uneffected and unchanged.
caustic
capable of burning; sarcastic (ironic language intend to insult someone.);
chicanery
trickery or deception (mislead)
coagulate
change from a liquid state into semisolid mass; clot(soft thicken lump from liquid)
coda
final part of the musical movement or work.
cogent
convincing; intellect powers of reasoning
collusion
secret or illegal aggrement or cooperation.
complaisant
trying to please; obliging
commensurate
equal in extent; measured by common standard.
compliant
showing quite obedience; comply(act according to another's command,request or wish.)
compendium
A short, comprehensive summary; a list or collection of various items
conciliatory
to gain someone's friendship or goodwill; appease.
condone
to overlook or forgive; excuse
confound
confused; puzzle.
connoisseur
a person with expert knowledge or able to appreciate especially in fine arts.
contention
claim; thesis; a point asserted in argument.
contentious
quarrelsome
conundrum
difficult problem; dilemma
coverage
meet; to approach a limit.
contrite
feeling regret and sarrow for one's sins
convoluted
twisted; complex and difficult to understand.
craven
coward(person who is scared); abject(miserable) fear.
daunt
frighten; discourage
decorum
appropriate behaviour; proper behaviour.
default
act of failing; failure of act
deference
polite and respectable behaviour.
delineate
sketch out; depict(to express in words or through picture)
denigrate
to criticize unfairly; blacken.
deride
ridicule; make fun of.
derivative
not original; adapted from other sources.
desiccate
dry out; lifeless.
desultory
aimless;lacking definite plan; disconnected.
deterrent
prevent or dicourage from doing something by fear or doubt.
diatribe
bitter scolding; invective(abusive language)
dichotomy
split; divison of two opposite groups of parts
diffidence
lack of self confidence or shyness.
diffuse
spread outwards; spread out.
digression
getting away from the subject
dirge
a funeral hymn; lament with music.
disabuse
free from falsehood; misconception(misunderstanding)
discordant
conflicting; inhormonious.
discredit
distrust; disgrace
discrepancy
indifference; disagreement
discrete
seperated; unconnected.
disingenuous
dishonest and insincere; lacking understanding.
disinterested
not interest.
disjointed
disconnected.
dismiss
reject; eliminate from consideration.
disparage
belittle(to treat someone or something having little value);
to speak disrepectably
disparate
dissimilar; different kind.
dissemble
to make a false show of; pretend
disseminate
to spread widely; scatter(like seeds).
dissolution
disintegrate(breakup); looseness in morals.
dissonance
dicord(fail to agree or harmonize); conflict.
distend
to swellout; expand.
distill
purify; refine; concentrate.
diverge
deviate; go in a different directions from the same point
divest
strip; deprive(to take something away from; denay)
document
provide written evidence
dogmatic
opinionated; tending to force one's own opinion on others; arbitary.
dormant
latent(hidden); inactive
dupe
easily deceived(mislead) person ; someone easily fooled
ebullient
full of excitement or enthusisam.
eclectic
selective; combining elements from a variety of sources.
efficacy
power to produce a desired effect.
effrontery
shameless boldness
elegy
funeral song
elicit
to bring or draw out(somthing hidden)
embellish
ornmentation; decorate
empirical
based on experience
emulate
imitate; rival
discerning
keen insight and good judgement; mentally good and observent.
endemic
peculier to a particular locality, region, people or country.
enervate
to weaken
engender
to produce; cause
enhance
increase;improve.
ephemeral
short-living; fleeting(passing quickly)
equanimity
state of being calm and even-tempered; composure(calm).
equivocal
lie; avoid telling truth intentionally; mislead
erudite
learned; scholarly
esoteric
understood only by certain people who have special knowledge;
eulogy
expression of praise,often on occasion of someone's death.
euphemism
expressing indirectly about the unpleasent expressions; mild expression in place of unpleasent one
exacerbate
worsen; more troblesome.
exculpate
clear of guilt or blame
exigency
urgent situation; urgent demand or need
extrapolation
estimate by known information
facetious
joking(inappropriately); humorous (funny and witty(clever))
facilitate
to make easier
fallacious
false notation or reasoning; mislead
fatuous
lacking intelligence, smug(very pleased with oneself)
and foolish; unreal
fawning
to seek favor by showing quite obedience and flattery
felicitous
appropriate; well choosen
fervor
great warmth and intensity of emotion; passion
flag
droop(weakness or lack of support); grow feeble.
fledgling
a young or inexperienced person; a young bird that has recently acquired its feathers
flout
reject; to show disrespect; disobey
foment
to encorage or stir up; incite( to provoke and urge on)
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance.
frugality
wise in management of money and other resources(thrift).; sparing
futile
useless; idle
gainsay
denay; to oppose
garrulous
constantly chattering; talkative;
wordy; loquacious; rambling
goad
urge on; a sharpe pointed stick for driving the cattle
gouge
overcharge; to force out of its position; to cut in something with the pointed object.
grandiloquent
pompus and bombastic speech(unnecessarily complicated language)
gregarious
sociable(enjoing the company of others; living together in gro ups(for animals)
guileless
honest; innocent; artless; free of deceit(mislead).
gullible
easily deceived(misleaded) or easily tricked.
harangue
a long pompous(high sounded)speech; a long bombastic speech with strong expression.
homogenous
similar kind or nature.
hyperbole
in a speech exaggaration is used for effect;
iconoclastic
who destroys the religious tradition.
idoltery
worship of idols; excessive devotion
immutable
unchangeable
impair
injure; hurt
impassive
not showing or feeling emotion; expressionless
impede
to delay or slow down; hinder(obstacle or block)
impermeable
do not pass through; incapable of penetrate or affected.
imperturbable
not easily upset; calm; cool
impervious
incapable of being pretend or affected.
implacable
not tolarent; impossible to placate(to stop feeling angry or upset) or to appease
implicit
hinted at or suggested; understood though not expressed directly.
implode
to collapse inward(inside) violently
inadvertently
unintentional lack of care; not duly attentive
inchoate
just begun and not yet properly developed; incipent(beginning to exist)
incongurity
inappropriate or lack of hormony; absurd(ridiculous or foolish)
inconsequential
lacking importance; not following from premises; illogical
incorporate
include as a part of large unit;
to form a united whole or mass.
indeteminate
uncertain ; not clearly fixed; indefinite
indegence
poverty; neediness
indolance
habitually lazy; inactive.
inert
unable to move or act; inactive;lifeless
ingenous
frank or strightforward; lacking guile; artless; candid(honest)
inherent
established by nature or habit
innocuous
harmless
insensible
unconscious; unresponsive; unaware; without feeling.
insinuate
hint; imply(express indirectly); suggest.
insipid
not tasty;lacking flavor or zest; dull
insularity
isolated or detached; narrow minded
intractable
difficult to manage or mold; unruly(difficult to control); stuborn(bullheaded or difficult to handle)
intransigence
uncompromising; refuse to moderate the position from extreme
inundate
fully covered with water as if with a flood; swamp(fill with water or wet land)
inured
to habituate to somethig undesirable; accustom(familiarize by constant practice or habit;)
invective
abusive (language or speech)
irascible
easily angered; irritable
irresolute
unable to make decisions; undecided; indecisive(not cunclusive)
itinerary
plan for a trip; traveling from place to place.
laconic
use of few words; terse(breif and up to the point);
lassitude
very tired; lack of energy(weariness)
latent
hidden and not yet developed;
dormant(inactive or temporarily quite)
laud
praise or glorify(to praise or worship)
lethargic
dullness or inactive; drowse
levee
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; a reception held in the morning
levity
not serious or sensible; taking light
log
a record(of particular avtivity)
loquacious
very talkative
lucid
easily understood; intelligent; clear
luminous
emiting self generated light;
bright; enlight and intelligent
magnanimity
noble in mind and heart; generous in forgiving; unselfish
malingerer
acting illness in order to avoid duty or work
malleable
shaping by hammering or by pressing without breaking; tractable(easily managed)
maverick
a person of independent or with unorthodox views; rebel(refuse)
mendacious
lying; untrue
metamorphasis
change in form, structure or appreance; magical transformation
meticulous
careful and precise; excessively concern with details
misanthrope
one who hates mistrusts and humankind
mitigate
alleviate; relieve
mollify
calm in temper or feeling ; soothe; soften
morose
sadness or depression; gloomy(sad)
mundane
secular(wordly rather than spiritual); ordinary
negate
denay; nullify;
neophyte
a beginner to the new field or activity; a person newly converted into religious faith
obdurate
intractable; hard in wrongdoing and wickedness(evil by nature)
obsequious
fawning(win favor by flattery);
obviate
become unnecessary; avoid or prevent
occlude
to block or to stop up a passage; to shut
officious
eagerness in offering unwanted advise or services
onerous
troublesome; burdensome
opprobrium
ignominy( personal dishonor);
state being abused or critisize;
cause of shame disgrace
oscillate
conflicting opinion or action; swing repeatedly back and forth
ostentatious
showy; pretentious(vulgurly showy); to attract notice and impress others
paragon
model of perfection;
partisan
a person who supports a particular cause or party;
pathological
deviating from the normal condition; cause by disease;
paucity
scarcity(shortage); fewness.
pedantic
bookish; concerned for book learning and formula rules
penchant
liking; strong inclination
penury
extreme poverty; extreme scarcity
perennial
lasting after long timei.e lives atleast 2 years(plant)
perfidious
disloyal and untrustworthy; faithless
perfunctory
done only as a matter of routine.; showing little interest or care.
permeable
capable of passing through the liquids or gases
pervasive
permeate(to spread or flow throughout); pervade(wide spread)
phlegmatic
eqanimity; unemotional; calm
piety
pious(religious); devoutness; high minded; devoted to god
placate
pacify(to makr calm) ; to calm to stop someone from feeling angry;
appease
plasticity
capable to mold or give the shape of desired
platitude
trite(lacking power by over using); unoriginal; banal
plethora
an excess; superboundence
plummet
fall straight down; plunge; a metal bob droped down
porous
full of pores(tiny opening); permeable
pragmatic
practical(opp to idealistic); matter of facts
preamble
priliminary statemant; introduction formal statement to explain purpose
precarious
dangerous or insecure
precipitate(v)
reckless; done rashly; sudden; premature
precursor
one that preceds and signals somthing to follow; predecessor
presumptuous
going beyond what is proper or right; excessive forward; bold and insolent;
prevaricate
lie
pristine
new clean and pure; unspoilt period or state; original
probity
honest; integrity
profound
deep; showing great knowledge or understanding;
problamatic
doutful ; questionable; unsettled
prodigal
wasteful ; reckless with money
prohibitive
inclined to prevent; prevent use of something or purchase
proliferate
grow rapidly; spread ; multiply
propensity
tendency(inclination to act in a particular way)
propitiate
appease; conciliate(to win someones goodwill)
propriety
correct or appropriate
proscribe
to prohibit; outlaw; banish
pungent
strong sharp bitter smell or taste; sharp ; pointed
qualified
capable; trained experienced;
quibble
objection; find fault to petty reasons; pun(exploit double meaning for humorous effect)
quiescent
at rest; latent; inactive
rarefied
reserved for small selective group; thin
recalcitrant
wilfully disobedient; unruly(hard to control)
recant
withdraw plublicly;
take back
recluse
a person who lives alone and avoids the people; isolation
recondite
ambiguous; not easily understood; hidden
refractory
unruly; unmanageable; stubborn
refute
to prove that is wrong; disprove
relegate
demote; to put down to a lower grade,position; banish;
reproach
blame, rebuke; beyond criticism
reprobate
disapprove of; morally unprincipled person
repudiate
reject the validity or authority; refuse; disown
rescind
to make void; repeal(to make no loger valid) or annul(nullify)
resolution
firm determination; a strong decision to do something
resolve
workout; solve; resolution
reticent
not willing tosay or tell much; silent
reverent
profound respect; honor
sage
wiseman; philosopher; guru
salubrious
healthy; healthful
sanction
approval;permit; permission
satiate
to satisfy fully; satisfy to excess
saturate
to soak fully
savor
specific taste or smell; enjoy
secrete
to produce and release(cell or orgon); hide
shard
broken pieace of a pottery,glass or metal
skeptic
habitually doubts generally accepted beliefs ; one who doubts the truth of a religion
solicitous
anxious or concerned; eager
soporific
casing sleep; drowsy
specious
fallacious(mislead); deceptively attractive; having the ring of the truth but actually false
spectrum
radiation of different wavelengths; colored band produced when the beam of light passes through the prism.
sporadic
having irregular intervels; periodic; isolated
stigma
a mark of social disgrace; a small part of a plant
stint
restric or limit; thrifty(sparing)
stipulate
require by contract; agreement; specify
stolid
showing little or no emotion or intrest in anything.; impassive(unemotional)
striated
marked with parallel band; mark with thin large channel or line
strut
to walk or behave in an arrogent manner; show off
subpoena
a legal document requiring a person to appear infront of court at the specified time
subside
become lower; decrease; dimnish; settledown
substantiate
verify; support ; confirm
supersede
replace; to take place of something old
supposition
an assumption; the act of supposing
tacit
not spoken; understood without actually being stated
tangential
slightly connected; divergent(drawing apart from the common place)
tenuous
long and thin; filmsy(little sustance); dilute
tirade
long and angry voilent speech
torpor
drowsiness; apathy(lack of interest)
tortuous
marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting; complex
tractable
easy to manage or control or deal with
transgression
voilation of law; crime; sin
truculence
ferociously cruel actions or behaviour; ferocious
vacillate
oscillate; keep changing one's mind or opinions about something
venerate
to repect; to honor greatly
veracious
honest; accurate
verbose
wordy; using more words than is necessary
viable
able to put into practice; workable; capable of growth
viscous
thick and sticky
vituperate
scold; harsh abusive language
volatile
changeable; fickle; explosive; evoparation rapidly
warranted
justify; authorized; offical auothoriztion for some action or decision.
wary
watchful(observing everything that happens); cautious
welter
jumble(confusing);
whimsical
fanciful(unreal); arbitrary; imaginary
zealot
a person who is enthusiasm for something(fanatic); who show excessive zeal
mournful
feeling or expressing sarrow
scad
1) several fishes
2) large amount
restrain
to look back; keep in check
parsimony
unwilling to spend money; stingy; miser
dearth
insufficent; shortage of food; scarcity
gradiose
imposing style or effect
entrench
trench(to dich); to dig
defy
resist or withstand
squander
to spend wastefully
oust
to put out by force
intercede
to plead on other's behalf
extinguish
to stop; destroy; nullify; abolish