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shrewd
clever and probably accurate; good at judging people or situations
piety
religious devotion
candor
candid quality
fortitude
determination
insurmountable
too great to overcome
grotesque
distorted,misshapen,especially in a strange or disturbing way
incongruous
unsuitable or odd;
scathing
severly critical and scornful
heretical
heresy
aplomb
confident poise
poise
composure, calm self-assured dignity, especially in social situations
elegance
style and good taste; conciseness; grace and dignity
canvas
a type of painting
congregation
group of worshipers; members of same church
pastor
minister of church, in charge of congregation
flock
group of birds or sheep, goats..
barren
not fruiting
lambast
criticize strongly
court
try to gain, solicit
listless
weary and uninterested, lacking energy interest or the willingness to make effort
weary
tired
enrage
make somebody very angry
distress
mental suffering; hardship; danger or difficulty
surmount
overcome difficulty; get to top of something
congruous
appropriate to or suitable for a purpose or situation
puncture
to make or get hole; ruin somebody's confidence
recall
request to return product; revoke
revoke
formally cancel something
tumultuous
nosiy and unrestrained; confused and agitated
allege
assert something without proof
intoxicate
make drunk or stupefied
rehabilitate
help someone return to normal life; restore somebody to rank or rights; restore reputation
twilight
when Sun is below horizon; final period
frenzy
out-of-control behavior; burst of acitivity
forge
shape metal; establish with effort; move forward; make progress, forging past the runner on the inside
lachrymose
crying, sad
miraculous
extraodinary; able to perform miracles
deity
god or goddess
divine
having godlike nature; realize something; discover as if supernaturally
prevail
unbeaten and in control; win through; be normal, current thing; prevailed over his enemies, justice will prevail
acclaim
praise somebody lavishly; pronounce somebody to be something
indefatigable
untiring
redolent
aromatic; suggesting
famish
starve
molest
abuse somebody sexually
regal
royal
pester
annoy somebody constantly
resolute
possessing determination and purposefulness
resolution
determination, firmness of mind or purpose
purge
get rid of opponents( something undesired); free somebody from guilt or sin
lenient
not harsh, showing tolerance or mercy in dealing with crime or misbehavior
lust
sexual derise; eagerness
clique
exclusive group
spontaneous
arising from internal cause; arising from impulse
modesty
unwillingness to draw attention to your own achievements or abilities
dwelling
home, living
mull
period of careful deliberation
pretentious
self-important and affected; ostentatious
conviction
conviction of crime; firmly held belief
seize
talk a hold of something; exploit something immediately
exploit
take advantage of somebody; use something for benefit
mull
period of careful deliberation
pretentious
self-important and affected; ostentatious
conviction
conviction of crime; firmly held belief
seize
talk a hold of something; exploit something immediately
exploit
take advantage of somebody; use something for benefit
stymie
to hinder the process of
leaner
(lean), not fatty, lean meat; not productive
compulsory
forced, required
overture
prelude
candidacy
candidate status
flagrant
onfire; scandalous, very obvious in a bad way
scandalous
defamatory, causing public outrage or censure
precipitous
like precipice, done rashly
solvent
having enough money to cover cost
entitle
allow to claim
consensus
broad unanimity
deluge
heavy rain
balm
something that reduce pain
dormant
inactive
renown
widespread acclaim
abet
help somebody with something illegal
intellectual
relating to thinking; intelligent and knowledgeable; for intelligent people
sentimental
mawkish in feeling;appealing to tender feelings; expressing deep feeling
decisive
firm or determined
subliminal
subconscious, without awareness
neophyte
beginner, newcomer
astringent
a substance that contracts bodily tissues; causing contraction, tightening, stern, austere;speaking or writing in a matter that is critical and harmful in tone and content
adverse
negative; hostile; inimical; antagonistic
ruffian
rough person
hoodlum
ganster or criminal
dictum
a formal statement of either fact or opinion
cloy
too sugary; too sentimental or flattering
pithy
terse and full of meaning; concise
cloture
closing of debate in parliament or senate
versatile
having many use;changeable
arduous
laborious; difficult; strenuous
strenuous
tiring
hiatus
interval, break, period of rest
renegade
traitor; rebel
minute
extremely small; tiny
kindle
start burning; to ignite; to arouse, kindled her interest in ..
arouse
stimulate, to evoke a feeling, repsonce, or desire; anger; wake up from sleep
turmoil
a great state of confusion, commotion, or disturbance; event causing confusion or disturbance
permeable
porous; allowing to pass through
fickle
changeable, capricious; unpredictable
judicious
to have or show sound judgment
labyrinth
maze
prescriptive
customary; adhering to regulations
adhere
obey; support; stick firmly
reverie
daydream, a state of idle and pleasant comtemplation
ingenue
unsophisticated girl
laggard
a lazy person
stamina
endurance
animosity
hostility
inquisitive
inquiring, eager for knowledge, an inquisitive youngster
implication
suggestion, inference
benefactor
donor, one who helps others
manifest
obvious; clear
motif
theme
predecessor
pervious holder of the job; ancestor; something replaced by something else
trivial
having little value; commonplace; unimportant
mentor
experience advisor and supporter
plausible
believable, without proof; persuasive
appeal
earnest or urgent request; attraction; earnestly request something (money);attract or fascinate somebody
grovel
behave in servile way; crawl; wallow
spiteful
full or or showing petty maliciousness
vindictive
looking for revenge; spiteful
petty
insignificant; narrow-minded; mean;subordinate
veer
change direction suddenly, change from one opinion to another
unwind
relax; uncoil, untangle
cope
handle something successfully, cope with
casual
chance or unpremeditated; superficial; lenient; indifferent;not formal
casualty
accident victim
nab
grab something; catch sombody( arrest)
deft
quick and skillful, clever
notorious
famous for something bad
trickle
move slowly or gradually
scandal
something causing public outrage
lyric
expressing personal feeling; song words
ensnare
trap in unpleasant situation
lure
entice somebody, to persuade somebody to go somewhere or do something by offering something tempting
entice
tempt by offering something attractive
vertigo
dizziness
baleful
harmful; malignant; detrimental
disparage
to belittle; to undervalue; criticize
savor
to receive pleasure from; to dwell on with delight
larceny
theft; stealing
surpass
exceed expectation; to go beyond; to outdo
arrogant
acting superior to others
infamous
having a bad reputation
deferential
yielding to the opinion of another
knead
to mix; to massage
provincial
regional; unsophisticated
bombast
pompous speech; pretentious words
denigrate
to defame; to disparage
scrupulous
having moral integrity; very precise
scrutinize
to examine closely; to study
accolade
a sign of approval or respect
denounce
to speak out against; to condemn
shady
dishonest
altercate
argue heatedly
dearth
scarcity
sectarian
someone dogmatic and intolerant; to be narrow minded or limited
appease
to satisfy; to calm
metamorphosis
change of form
anoint
to crown; to ordain
ordain
make religious appointment
effeminate
like a girl or woman
preclude
prevent something; to inhibi; to make impossible
lithe
to be limber or supple
gourmand
food lover
defensible
that which can be justified
foster
to encourage; to nurture; to support
atrophy
wasting away, as from lack of use; weaken; to wither; lessening of ability
finesse
the ability to handle situations with skill and diplomacy
obviate
to make unnecessary
curb
imposed limitation; a restraint
citadel
fortress; defender
dwell on
concentrate on something at length
devious
secretive and calculating; unfair or underhad; rambling
underhand
secret and dishonest;adj as well
corrode
like errode;undermine; destory progressively by chemical action
apocalypse
total destruction
devastate
damage severly; upset enormously
devastating
damaging; very upseeting
tot
little child; small amount
elusive
hard to find; hard to pin down; hard to remember
trauma
emotional shock; body injury
hysteria
emotional instability caused by trauma; state of extreme emotion; uncontrollable laughing or crying
albeit
even though
verge
edge
malaria
recurring illness transmitted by mosquitoes
embark
go or put on board
entail
have something as consequence
retention
keeping or holding of something; memory
bilateral
involving two groups; on both sides
coddle
be overprotective of somebody
tender
offer something; physically painful; with gente feeling; kind and sympathetic; fragile
opulence
wealth; fortune
harbor
port; place of refuge, any place that is safe and sheltered; shelter somebody
acerbic
bitter in taste and manner
crass
stupid or dull; thoughtless and vulgar
document
support a claim with evidence
effervesce
to be lively or excited; to produce tiny gas bubbles
sprun
a strong rejection; to push away by foot(kick)
partisan
biased supported; resistance fighter
cache
hidden supply; secret place for hiding things
façade
deceptive appearance; face of building
conjure
to invoke; to cause to be, appear or become
rout
rabble; a retreat or terrible defeat; to dig up
rabble
unruly crowd, noisy and unruly crowd of people
allure
to attract; to entice; attraction; temptation; galmour
parody
amusing imitation; poor imitation
disperse
to scatter; to separate
ascetics
somebody who leads austere life
obtuse
blunt; dull; slow to understand
blunt
not sharp; frank or honest without sensitivity
maculate
stain somebody or something; make something or somebody impure
aghast
horrified; astonished
rend
tear something apart, rip; to split with violence; make a piercing sound
vigilant
watchful and alert,esp to guard against danger, difficulties or errors
intimate
close; cozy;closely connected; thorough
presumably
it is reasonable to suppose
presume
believing something to be true; take advantage;behave arrogantly or overconfidently
imminent
about to occur
urge
advise somebody strongly; advocate something earnestly
confiscate
take something away
foil
thwart somebody's success
resound
to be filled with reverberating sound
reverberating
echo; having continuing effect
deliberate
to consider carefully; intentional
rabid
furious, with extreme anger; intense
lust
sexual desire; eagerness, lust for power
cascade
waterfall; to pour, hang, flow, fall or lie
clemency
showing mercy; mildness in weather
vagrant
homeless wanderer; homeless; wandering; random
tortuous
twisting and winding; intricate; devious
inundate
flood; to overwhelm
lament
be sad about something; to mourn or grieve; expression of grief
blatant
very obvious; noisy; crude; vulgar
biennial
happening every two years
authoritarian
acting as a dictator; demanding obedience
zenith
highest point; pointing straight up
materialism
focus on possessions
disdain
intense dislike; to look down upon; to scorn
demur
show reluctance; to object; misgiving
temper
to moderate; to bring to the proper condition by treatment
dither
to act indecisively; shiver
amiss
wrong, awry
didactic
with message, with a political or moral message; fond of instructing or advising others
recession
withdrawal; ecomomic downturn
phenomenon
extraordinary person or thing
quirk
peculiar behavior; odd event; curved shape
mercenary
hired(soldier); motivated only by money
genial
kind; mild
objective
based on facts; free from bias; goal
raze
to scrape; completely destroy place
viable
capable of maintaining life; attainable, possible
provocative
tempting; irriating; making people angry or excited; sexually arousing
rhetorical
of effective use of language; bombastic
implement
carry out or fulfill; requirement; tool
propensity
a natural tendency, bias
consequential
important; too self-important; following as an effect
hone
to sharpen; to long or yearn for; complain continuously
resignation
quitting; submission
initiate
make something start; introduce somebody into group
sanguine
blood-red; optimistic, cheerful
cognate
with same ancestor, in same family
parochial
narrow-minded; religious
impetuous
acting impulsively; done on impulse; violent
wretched
unhappy,ill, miserable; irritating
pique
put somebody in bad mood; arouse somebody's interest
magnanimity
great generosity or noble-spiritedness
discriminate
discern difference; treat people unfairly because of prejudice
plausible
probable; feasible, believable; persuasive
insular
of islands; narrow-minded, provincial
collateral
property as security against loan; accompanying; additional; parallel
accompanying
escort somebody; be present with something; occur with something
refuge
shelter or protection
stale
kept too long; out of condition
urine
waste liquid
rave
large scale party; give high praise; speak wildly and incoherently
fury
rage, violent anger; burst of anger; wild force
surge
increase suddenly; move like waves; moke concerted rush
upsurge
increase, a rapid increse
concerted
achieved or performed together
convoy
vehiciles or ship traveling together; escort ships or vehicles
meteoric
relating to meteor; very fast or brilliant
conceive
start to experience; thing or imagine something; understand
conceivable
believable
conceivably
possibly, even if only a remote possibility
propel
push forward; cause action
soaring
increase rapidly; become more intense; fly, glide
outcry
strong reaction,clamor, a loud cry from a crowd or people
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun form; canon)
discordant
conflicting; dissonant or harsh insound
effrontery
extreme boldness; presumptuousness
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
filibuster
intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
martial
associated with war and the armed forces
nascent
coming into being; in early developmental stages
nebulous
unclear; vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
paean
a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
perennial
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy
intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj. perfidious)
prattle
to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
predilection
a disposition in favor of something; preference
qualms
misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
solicitous
concerned and attentive; eager
stupefy
to stun, baffle, or amaze
synthesis
the combination of parts to make a whole (verb: synthesize)
tortuous
winding; twisting; excessively complicated
bucolic
rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
canon
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature (adj. canonical)
chary
wary; cautious; sparing
demur
to question or oppose
didactic
intended to teach or instruct
ebullience
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
emollient
soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin
enigmatic
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand (noun: enigma)
facetious
playful; humorous
harangue
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
heretical
violating accepted dogma or convention (noun: heresy)
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
inveigle
persuade; to obtain by deception or flattery
preen
to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborated care
quaff
to drink deeply
redoubtable
awe-inspiring; worthy of honor
sanction
authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to
supplant
to take the place of; supersede
acumen
keen, accurate judgment or insight
endemic
characteristic of area, characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
fervent
greatly emotional or zealous
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression (adj. grandiloquent)
hegemony
authority or control; the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
idolatrous
given to intense or excessive devotion to something (noun: idolatry)
impunity
immunity from punishment or penalty
pedagogy
the profession or principles of teaching, or instructing
pervasive
having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout
pine
to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
pith
the essential or central part
plummet
to plunge or drop straight down
polemical
controversial; argumentative
subpoena
a court order requiring appearance and /or testimony
surfeit
an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
tenacity
the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued; persistent determination (adj.tenacious)
transient
fleeting; passing quickly; brief
boredom
the feeling of being bored, I nearly died of boredom
presumptuous
rude or arrogant
awe
mixture of wonder and dread
pastoral
rural
misgiving
feeling of doubt or apprehension, I had misgivings about the plan from the beginning
improvise
make something up on the spot
exemption
freedom from an obligation
hymn
religious song
explicate
explain something; develop a theory
culminate
come or bring to highest point; finish spactacularly
steward
plane or ship attendant; manager (club, hotel, property)
influx
arrival in large numbers; inflow
constitute
formally establish
etiquette
rules of acceptable behavior
sumptuary
regulating expenditure; regulating behavior
trait
individual characteristic
perpetuate
make something last; make something remembered
inchant
delight somebody; put somebody or something under spell
boor
ill-manner person
primitive
first; very simple in design; with simple technological development; original
perceptual
relating to pereception
reflux
backward flow
gratify
please; fulfill desire
antibiotic
able to kill or inactivates bacteria
savory
appetizing; respectable
scrutiny
careful inspection; gaze; observation
furnish
supply
encroach
trespass on something
distraught
extremely upset
fertile
able to produce offsprings; producing good crops
infertile
sterile, physically incapable of conceiving(be pragnant) offspring
sterilize
make infertile
bedevil
cause problems
reflection
meditate
distort
alter shape; give inaccurate report of something; make something unclear or unrecognizable
elate
make somebody very happy
primilinary
coming before something; introduction
mutinous
refusing to obey
retain
keep something; remember something; hold something within
mutiny
rebellion against legal authority
pitiful
arousing pity; arousing contempt
temerity
boldness, reckless confidence that might be offensive
insouciant
unconcerned, carefree attitude
fretful
worried
formidable
frightenting; awe-inspiring; difficult to deal with
sophomoric
immature
offhand
casually; casually done, without preparation
flippant
lack of seriousness that is thought inappropriate
rather
somewhat; on the contrary; considerabley
shallow
not deep; not feeling or thinking deeply
enliven
make somebody or something feel more lively or brighter
scoff
eat hungrily; be derisive or scornful, scoff at..
marvel
wonderful thing; be amazed
embody
make something tangible; incorporate things into organized whole; personify something
thereby
by means of that
mediocre
average
peril
danger; expose to risk
treason
betrayal of country; treachery; act of betrayal
remuneration
pay
infiltrate
break through secretly; get in position to do hard
rambunctious
unruly, noisly, very active, and hard to control
unruly
difficult to control
fulsome
excessively complimentary, embarrassed by their fulsome praise; lavish
literacy
ability to read and writie
obstreperous
noisy; unruly because noisy refute
undulate
move like wave; wavy
despise
regard with loathing and contempt
punctuate
add punctuation; interrupt something offen, the meeting punctuated by humorous anecdotes
remand
return to prison; send somebody back
botany
study of plants
enlighten
give information to somebody; free somebody from ignorance; teach religion
grievous
very serious; severe
demoralize
erode someone's morale; corrupt someone's moral
inimitable
impossible to imitate
lieu
place or stead, lieu of
stead
place of another
insulate
protect or isolate somebody; prevent the passage of
comprise
include something; consist of something; constitute of something
resign
leave job; resign yourself, accepting something reluctantly
receptive
willing to accept; quick to learn
fret
worry;wear away
oasis
fertile land in the desert; place or time of relief
deceptive
misleading
radical
basic; persuasive; greate
emerge
come out; survive; happen or appear; become known
emigrate
to leave or live in another country
impel
force to do; cause to move
endow
provide with money; provide something desirable
impetus
push, force
voucher
substitute for money when buying something; documentary evidence; guarator
vessel
large watercraft;airship
anarchy
chaotic situation; lack of government
dissolve
become absorbed in liquid; disappear; break up
upheaval
distunbance; upward movement
situate
place in context
engrave
carve or etch material
scrutable
understand by scrutiny
sheer
complete and utter; pure; nearly transparent fabric
intrigue
secret plotting; intrest somebody;
rampant
growing unchecked, rampant inflation;fierce
deplore
find extremely unacceptable; regret
antiquity
ancient history; oldness; people of ancient time
magistrate
lower court judge
dispense
providing something; selling something
maneuver
skilled movement; devious act;manipulate someone or something; behave deviously;move skillfully; noun and verb
analects
lunyu
paternalistism
telling people what is best
uprightness
righteous, behaving in a moral or honorable manner
weep
cry, to shed tears
situated
located
transit
act of travel across something; transition
balmy
pleasantly mild, balmy climate, a balmy summer evening
fable
myths and legends
immense
huge;excellent
immensely
to a huge degree
avail
use something; help
aquire
get something; develop something
falter
lose confidence; begin to fail; stumble; hesitate in speech
elite
privilaged minority, richest best or most powerful
evict
eject somebody from a property; throw out of a place
disclaim
deny a connection with; deny validity of
stroll
walk unhurried; do effortlessly; saunter
exact
inflict as suffering
imperative
necessary; absolutely necessary or unavoidable
defer
postpone;concede precedence
inviolate
unaltered; kept pure
assail
attack somebody; trouble or beset somebody
beset
harass somebody or something continually; attack somebody or something from all side
despondent
discouraged and unhappy
repent
be sorry
resent
be annoyed at
excise
tax on goods for domestic market; delete (text); remove surgically
torrid
full of passion; rapid;scorched
scorch
burn surface; dry out; criticize somebody
ambient
in surrounding area
oppress
dominate harshly; inflict stress on
endeavor
effort; try to do something; enterprise
empiricism
philophical belief regarding sense-derived knowledge; application of observation and experiment
barrage
military bombardment; fire continuously on enemy
languish
be neglected or deprived; become less successful; pine for something
sizzling
very hot; physically appealing
epicenter
focal point, very center or focal point
heyday
somebody's or something's prime time
apoplectic
furious
erotic
arousing sexual feelings
exclude
keep out, omit, reject
exclusively
high-clas; selective; appearing in one place; sole
copulate
have sex
decapitate
behead
nocturnal
at night, occuring at night
swell
increase in size
erect
stright and vertical
fracture
break of bone; break or crack
nifty
stylish and good looking; agile, clever at doing something; very good
agile
nimble; mentally quick
nimble
fast and light in movement; quick thinking
fungible
commodity that is tradable or substitutable; something that is traded or substituted
emancipate
set somebody free; free somebody from restrictions
retro
model on something from the past, use of past styles
retrograde
moving backward; getting worse, returning to an earlier bad condition; inverse
splenetic
bad-tempered
debut
first public appearance
excerpt
extracted part
fixate
focus on something
jot
write quickly
edification
enlightenment
raid
sudden attack
retard
slow something down
lurk
move or wait furtively
iridescent
having rainbow colors; lustrous
splenetic
bad temper
tender
offer to supply something; physical pain; gentle feeling; kind and sympathetic;fragile; food that's soft
emancipate
set somebody free
besiege
surround with army; harass
discursive
lengthy with digression
purport
claim to be something
abound
be plentiful
antithetical
diametrically opposed
diametrically
absolutely
macabre
horribly gruesome, horrifying
salacious
with sexual content
ignominious
shameful
calamitous
extremely unfortunate
cantankerous
grouchy, easily angered and difficult to get along
constellation
group of stars forming shape; group of related things
serendipitous
gift for discovery
flameboyant
showy; bright- colored; highly decorated; audacious
pinnacle
highest point
encumber
hinder; load somebody or something down; fill with superfluous things
sobriety
abstinence; seriousness
sentinel
guard
depict
to describe or portray something in words; show in picture
sober
not intoxicated; serious; dull
plague
afflict somebody; annoy somebody constantly; epedemic disease; appearance of something in large numbers
afflict
cause distress
inflict
cause suffer; force on sombody
prolix
wordy
amenable
agreeable; responsive to suggestion
flout
openly ignore law or convention; to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
defy
challenge authority or power; challenge something to do something; not be explained by something
glib
slick, fluent in a superficial or insincere way; superficial
hubris
excessive pride; excessive ambition
inimical
hostile; not flavorable
maverick
independent indeividual who does not go along with a group or party
neophyte
a recent convert; a beginner; novice
obfuscate
to deliberately obscure; to make confusing
profligate
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
propensity
a natural inclination or tendency, penchant
penchant
liking or tendency
prosaic
dull; lacking in imagination
quotidian
daily;commonplace
refulgent
brilliantly shining
renege
break a promise
spendthrift
extravagant spender
subtle
not obvious; elusive; ingenious; pleasantly understated
sedulous
working persistently; painstaking
shard
broken piece of glass
tout
publicly praise or promote
trenchant
incisive, sharply perceptive; energetic, effective and relevant in pursuit or achievement of a goal
unfeign
genuine; not flase
variegated
multicolored
vituperate
to use harsh condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severely or abusively
variegate
change look by adding colors; add variety
revelation
information revealed; supurising thing
furl
roll up, furl a flag
unfurl
unroll to become spread out or extended
femininity
femaleness; (antonym: masculinity)
gamine
boyish girl
smear
spread over, lipstick is made not to smear; spread damaging rumors; defeated, we got smeared
schizophrenia
metal disorder which detach oneself from reality
canny
shrewdly knowing
designate
chosen for future purpose; name to a position
horrendous
dreadful; very large
secular
not religious
secularize
transfer from religious to nonreligious for civil use
veneer
deceptive appearance
pounce
attack suddenly
egregious
outrageously bad
mosaic
picture made with many tile
elicit
provoke a reaction
seclude
isolate somebody
prestige
respect associated with high quality; glamour
divert
change something's path; change purpose or use; draw attention from something; amuse somebody
tally
agree
injunction
court order; command
enfeeble
weaken
impeccable
perfict
abrogate
to ablish or annul by authority; put down
abscission
act of cutting off or removing
accretion
growth, increase by successive addition, buildingup
adumbrate
to foreshadow vaguely, intimate, suggest, or outline sketchily
alloy
to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
anathema
a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing
anodyne
soothing
apogee
farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith
apostate
one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions, a betrayer of a cause
apprise
give notice to, inform
appropriate
to take for one's own use, confiscate
arabesque
ornate design
artless
completely without guile; natural, without artificiality
assiduous
diligent, hard-working
auspice
protection or support, patronage; good omen
auspicious
promising welll for the future; favorable, propitious, successful, prosperous
axiomatic
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
beatify
to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to ; to regard as saintly
bedizen
to adorn, especially in a sheap, showy manner; festoon, caparion
blandish
to coax with flattery, toady or fawn
brook
to tolerate, endure, countenance
byzantine
labrynthine, complex
cadge
to sponge, beg, or mooch
calumniate
to slander, make a false accusation
cardinal
of basic importance or consequence; primary
caret
an insertion mark (^) used by editors and proofreaders
chasten
to chastise o correct; subdue
commensurate
matching, corresponding, or proportionate in degree, size, amount or other property
consequential
pompous, self-important
corrigible
capable of being set right, correctable, reparable
countenance
to approve of or tolerate
cozen
to deceive, beguile, hoodwink
culpable
deserving blame
dexterous
physically skillful
foreshadow
be warning of
commingle
mix something or become mixed
accursed
enduring the effect of a curse
soothe
ease pain
encomium
high praise; text expressing high praise
acquit
declare somebody innocent; free from obligation; acquit oneself = behave
vita, vitae
short biography
sediment
settled matter at bottom of liquid; eroded material
levee
embankment beside river
ridge
raised land formation
incinerate
burn thoroughly to destroy
hearsay
second-hand information
maxim
saying; general rule
flounder
make uncontrolled movements; hesitate in confusion; be in serious difficulty
incense
enrage; frangrance; praise
ritual
establish formal behavior
insolent
disrespectful
sane
metally balanced
barter
exchange goods or service
ration
restrict available amount of something; adequate amount
provision
provide(n.)
hull
outer covering of a seed or fruit; remove the outer rind from fruit; body of a vehicle
rind
tough outside layer of fruit
rueful
regretful
overstrung
too nervous
inhibit
holding something in check; contrain; forbid something
preempt
act to prevent something; occupy something; replace something; make high bid that discourage others
partial
incomplete; liking something, partial to chocolate cake; biased
intoxicant
capable of intoxicating
intoxicate
make drunk or stupefied; excite
contaminate
make dirty or impure; make radioactive
mirth
laughter
revel
enjoy;noisy celebration
egotist
conceited persion; selfish person
imperative
necessary,priority; commanding
impertinence
impudence, boldness and rudeness; something disrespectful; irrelevance
riot
violent disturbance; something extremely enjoyable; funny person; uncontrolled way of life
forebode
protend or predict; omenous, suggesting or indicating that something bad is going to happen
nag
ask repeatedly; keep criticizing; be persistently painful or bothersome; a type of horse
castaway
something you discard
pilfer
steal something small
studious
inclined to study; careful and painstaking
abrasive
harsh in manner; sandpaper like
enthrall
delight; enslave
forthright
outspoken, direct in speech or manner and very honest; simple
inaugurate
open ceremonially, to open or mark the beginning of something; put into operation
wholesome
health-giving; morally benefical;promote health
imtemperate
drinking to excess; lacking self-control
infallible
incapable of failing; not erring
monochromatic
single color
opalescent
possessing shimmering milky colors
ramble
talk or write aimlessly; walk for pleasure
gleeful
joyfully happy
protean
able to change form
inexorable
unstoppable; unavoidable
baseless
without grouds or factual basis; lacking supporting part
swerve
veer, abrupt change in direction
anemic
weak; sick-looking
proscribe
condemn or ban something
decamp
suddenly or secretly leave; leave a camp
genuflect
show excessive respect
brood
be worried; think unpleasant thoughts
enfranchise
give somebody right to vote; set free; allow representation to
oblique
sloping; indirect
remiss
negligent at task
negligent
habitually careless or irresponsible
lionize
make celebrity of
extol
praise sombody or something
impair
weaken something
sidle
move furtively, to edge along ina furtive way
eminent
high standing; clear
luminary
characterized by light, luminous?
dab
tap gently
expel
dismiss somebody from an organization; drive out
kowtow
acting of kneeling ot show respect; servile act
fermentation
chemical conversion into simpler substance
solvent
having enough moneny cover debt or cost; dissolving something
distillation
condensed version of something
ruse
something done to decieve others
tumultuous
noisy and unrestrained
peccadillo
petty or unimportant offense or fault
lapse
a momentary error
lam
escape hastily; hit hard; speak angrily
devour
eat quickly
bolt
devour hurriedly; rush away
filch
steal something
libretto
words of an opera
buttress
support or reinforce something
cachet
official mark
tar
thick dark liquid
dispel
to rid somebody's mind of a particular thought or idea, esp. an erroneous one
frenetic
frenzied and frantic
frantic
out of control emotionally
speculative
using incomplete information; forming conclusion not based on fact
dissipate
cause to diminish; waste
preempt
act to prevent something; occupy something; replace something
forerunner
predecessor
barbarous
extremely cruel;uncivilized
fastidious
delicate; demanding, concern about great details; extremely clean
exhort
urge to do something
disseminate
spread
calumny
defamation
mist
condensed water vapor
commence
begin
forestall
prevent or hinder; anticapte
curator
head of museum
rejoice
be happy
frigid
very cold; lacking emotional warmth
syllogism
specious agrument
holistic
relating to a whole
mural
painting on the wall
disciple
follower of a person or idea
probe
investigation; investigate something thoroughly
crusade
fight for religious; religious war
fierce
aggressive; violent and intense
polio
something that clauses paralysis
crutch
walking aid
embargo
order stopping trade
munitions
weapons
considerably
significantly
oversee
to supervise
infancy
babyhood; beginning
caliber
ability
hygienic
of cleanliness; germ-free
irritant
causing irritation
stellar
involving stars; exceptional; involving famous people
grueling
requring great effort
ensuing
occuring next
cement
concrete
vintage
of win; best; out of date
inalienable
impossible to take away
envoy
official representitive
patent
exculsive right to market invention; document granting right; government grant; land from government
perilous
very dangerous
propaganda
publicity to promote something; misleading publicity
villa
vacation home; expensive house
respiratory
relating to breathing
anatomy
physical structure of organism
wick
material holding fuel that burns; material that draws up liquid
gauze
finely woven fabric
wicker
twig, cane, or reed
cane
walking stick; woven stem; stick for punishment beatings
capillary
thin tube; small in diameter
curfew
restrict time on people's movements, require to remain indoors after a time at night
stroke
stoppage of blood flow to the brain
convalesce
undergo period of recovery
cornerstone
fundamentally important person or thing
assorted
various; arranged
proscribe
comdemn or ban something
rectitude
righteousness; correctness; straightness
famine
extreme food scarcity; deficiency of something
picayune
trifling, of very little importance; small-minded, tending to fuss about unimportant and to be childishly spiteful
callous
hardhearted, showing no concern if other people are hurt or upset
lateral
at the side; part at the side
froth
foam, a mass of bubbles
splurge
indulge extravagantly; spend money extravagantly
pandemic
having widespread effect; very widespread disease
trifling
insignificant
trifle
something trivial; small quantity
frivolous
not worth taking seriously; silly
contempt
attitude of utter disgust or hatred
delicate
fragile; fine; skillful
defect
flaw in something; inadequate feature
defective
faulty; offensive term
preserve
make sure something lasts;exculsive area of activity; preserve enviroment
resurgence
rising or strengthening again
craft
making things by hand
convict
declare somebody guilty
ruth
sadness for another; sorrow
ruthless
being without pity
jocular
fond of jokes
vernacular
ordinary language
carpenter
builder of wood structures or objects
holster
gun holder
binge
heavy eating or drinking
soprano
woman or boy with highest voice
nosegay
a small bouquet of flowers
puissant
strong
hector
a bully
maelstrom
whirlpool
baffling
puzzling
encompass
include entirely; cause something to occur
misconstrue
misunderstand or misinterpret
apprehend
arrest somebody; understand something; be aware of something
tenable
with reasonable argument to support it
acclivity
an upward slope
bilk
cheat
consternation
shocked dismay
law-abiding
obeying the law
arraign
accuse somebody
connive
plot
blemish
spoiling fault or flaw
seminal
influential; capable of development
aria
opera song
ream
large quantity of written material
comprise
include something; consist of something
clairvoyance
seeing what's not normally seen
ploy
plot; trick
redress
compensation
grievance
something thought reasonable enough to complain
restitution
giving back; paying back; restoration
feral
gone wild
suffrage
right to vote
cursory
very quick
pedigree
line of ancestors
decry
criticize
sully
spoil; make dirty
recede
go back; withdraw
inter
bury somebody
exhume
dig up a body
sprightly
vigorous, lively
modish
fashionable
visceral
emotional; instinctual, proceeding from instinct
prologue
introductory statement
lampoon
work of ridicule
tableau
a display, scene
sentience
awareness;feeling
extrinsic
inessential; coming from outside
belong
be a part of
lurid
horrifying or shocking; glowing unnaturally; pallid
melodrama
dramatic
stereotype
oversimplified conception
fortuitous
happen by luck
obloquy
censure; disgrace, statement of disapproval
contemptuous
showing contempt
travesty
false representation
grace
elegance; politeness; pleasing; capable to tolerate
endure
bear hardship
recoil
sudden backward movement
requisition
demand for something; request (n.)
calibrate
make scale on something; ensure accuracy of something
intrinsic
basic and essential; of itself
champ
biting, chewing, grinding something
emend
correct text
staid
sober and steady
abut
be adjacent
reprimand
a rebuke for something done wrong
fringe
border or edge
corps
specialized military force
hurl
a strong pitch, strong throw
carp
complain
parasol
umbrella providing shade
pore
to look concentratedly; reflect, to mediate
oxymoron
expression with contradictory words
polemic
passionate argument
affront
open insult
alliterate
begin with same consonant, having similar sound
attache
official diplomat
transport
experience or display of intense emotion, usually a pleasant one
grin
broad smile
titter
laugh nervously
slurp
drink somehting noisily
confrontational
conflict between ideas or people
inane
silly or unintelligent
blather
talk inanely
ramification
having complicating results
stimulate
encourage; cause to respond;
veritable
absolute; true
truce
an agreemnt to stop fighting
rubble
fragments of broken buildings
siege
military operation to cut off all outside resource
treaty
pact, an agreement
aftermath
period after bad event
stalemate
situation with no potential winner
lynch
murder for supposed crime
resonate
resound
excursion
short trip
embolden
give somebody courage
ultimatum
final demand
flank
side of military formation
scrap
fragment; waste material
brink
edge of something
cluster
dense bunch
incompetent
bad at doing something; lacking necessary status
aristocrat
member of highest social class; superior person
vow
solemn pledge
consolidate
strengthen position; combine something into single mass
crumble
reduce to tiny bits; disintegrate
armistice
a truce in war to discuss terms for peace
impend
be close to happening
herald
bringer of news; sign of what will happen
asylum
protection from extradition
genocide
murder of entire ethnic group
dilapidate
fall into or cause to decay
decay
delcine; rotten;decrease
jalopy
old car
affluent
wealthy; wealthy people
kilter
order, keep in order(working order)
staggering
amazing
stagger
move unsteadily, nearly falling; astonish somebody
repercussion
result of action; rebound
crux
curcial point; puzzling problem
cohesive
like cohesion; unified, sticking holding or working together
breadwinner
main earner in family
afloat
floating on water; financially solvent
adrift
floating without direction; without purpose
contraception
prevention of fertilization
relentless
ceaseless and intense; persistently hostile
relent
become less rigid or strict; becom less intnese
pivotal
vitally important
presence
being present
outright
wholly; instantly; candidly; absolute
sizable
large, fairly large
counterpart
matching part or thing
titillate
excite somebody
escapist
helping to forget
engulf
swallow something up, over up; overwhelm
incompetent
bad at doing something
subvert
overthrow
peg
degree or step