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Stipulate
stipulate (verb)

To set out a contract; to settle terms
Afford
afford (verb)

Provide, furnish, allow
Dictate
dictate (Verb)

Say or read aloud for another to transcribe or for a machine to record; set as a rule
Devoid
devoid (adj)

Totally lacking, completely absent
Lament
lament (verb)

Mourn, cry out in anguish at the loss of a loved one, express sorrow for something.
Collateral
collateral (noun)

Money or resources offered in exchange for a loan
Benefactor
benefactor (noun)

One who helps others, particularly with charitable donations
Monolithic
monolithic (adj)

Consisting of a single piece or idea.
Celerity
celerity (noun)

Rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness
Recede
recede (verb)

To retreat or retract; to pull or move back; to withdraw.
Chimerical
chimerical (adj)

Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic
Adumbrate
adumbrate (verb)

To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.
Innocuous
innocuous (adj)

Nonthreatening, harmless, or inoffensive
Arboreal
arboreal (adj)

Relating to trees; tree-dwelling
Bandy
bandy (Verb)

To exchange; to toss about, as a ball from person to person
Inebriated
inebriated (adj)

Drunk
Vice
vice (noun)

A moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit
Sustain
sustain (verb)

To bear; to uphold; to support.
Brash
brash (adj)

Impetuous, aggressively self-assertive, rash
Cordial
cordial (adj)

Courteous and gracious
Respite
respite (noun)

Temporary intermission or suspension
Trepidation
trepidation (noun)

Fear, trembling, apprehensiveness.
Animate
animate (verb)

To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken.
Cursory
cursory (adj)

Performed rapidly without attention to details; hasty
Audacious
audacious (adj)

Daring, brave.
Pulmonary
pulmonary (adj)

Having to do with the lungs.
Indelible
indelible (adj)

Unable to be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced
Glacial
glacial (adj)

Consisting of ice; frozen; icy
Paradox
paradox (noun)

A statement that appears to be self-contradictory (but might in fact be true)
Pretense
Pretense (noun)

A claim not supported by fact; a false show.
Unrequited
unrequited (adj)

Not repaid or returned
Adage
adage (noun)

An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
Indelicate
indelicate (adj)

Improper, tactless, unseemly.
Cosmetic
cosmetic (adj)

Affecting only the surface; skin deep.
Genteel
genteel (adj)

Graceful; refined; of high birth
Wane
wane (verb)

To be diminished; to decrease
Parochial
parochial (adj)

Pertaining to a parish; limited; narrow.
Espouse
espouse (verb)

To take up as a supporter
Abysmal
abysmal (adj )

Bottomless or unfathomable, typically used in a negative sense.
Adulterate
adulterate (verb)

Pollute or contaminate by introducing a foreign substance.
Clandestine
clandestine (adj)

Done in secret
Extraneous
extraneous (adj)

Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing
Redolent
redolent (adj)

Fragrant; spreading sweet scent
Unsullied
unsullied (adj)

Unspoiled, pure
Purge
purge (verb)

To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure.
Somnambulist
somnambulist (noun)

A sleepwalker
Saunter
saunter (verb)

To walk in a leisurely or relaxed fashion
Libel
libel (noun)

Printed or spoken statements that damage someone's reputation
Vogue
vogue (noun)

The way or fashion of people at any particular time.
Pliant
pliant (adj)

Capable of being bent; yielding; flexible.
Dabble
dabble (verb)

To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way
Astound
astound (verb)

Surprise greatly, fill with wonder and confusion or bewilderment
Levity
levity (noun)

Inappropriately funny behavior
Suave
suave (adj)

Gracious and agreeable in manner
Propensity
propensity (noun)

Bias; bent; tendency
Repulsive
repulsive (adj)

Eliciting disgust and rejection
Tepid
tepid (adj)

Lukewarm
Abdicate
abdicate (verb)

To relinquish (give up) the throne; also to renounce, or cast-off a responsibility
Subsist
subsist (verb)

To continue; to retain a certain state
Woe
woe (noun)

Grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity
Partition
partition (noun)

Something which separates, often separates rooms in a building
Ulterior
ulterior (adj)

Farther away, not central; hidden, going beyond what is said openly.
Engender
engender (verb)

To bring about, to generate, to elicit. To cause to come into being
Unencumbered
unencumbered (adj)

Without burden, free
Chary
chary (adj)

Cautious, wary, hesitant. Slow to accept or allow.
Efficacious
efficacious (adj)

Able to produce the intended effect.
Fallow
fallow (adj)

Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated
Sybarite
sybarite (noun)

Person devoted to luxury and pleasure
Ubiquitous
ubiquitous (adj)

Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time
Gawk
gawk (verb)

To stare stupidly at something.
Supine
supine (adj)

Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
Pander
pander (verb)

To assist in the vice of another
Epiphany
epiphany (noun)

An appearance, or a becoming manifest. Also frequently used as a sudden idea or brainwave
Arbitrary
arbitrary (adj)

Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any fixed rules.
Ideologue
ideologue (noun)

A zealous advocate of a particular belief
Haphazard
haphazard (adj)

By chance; accident; random
Contempt
contempt (noun)

Hatred, disdain. As a legal term, the act of disobeying a court
Meretricious
meretricious (adj)

Alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental.
Impediment
impediment (noun)

Barrier or obstruction, something blocking the way
Decorous
decorous (adj)

Satisfying the demands of polite society; proper, correct, seemly.
Efface
efface (verb)

To rub out; to erase
Unkempt
unkempt (adj)

Not combed, dishevelled.
Daunt
daunt (verb)

Discourage by reason of difficulty, intimidate, overwhelm, instill fear or lessen courage.
Affected
affected (adj )

Insincere, artificial.
Tantamount
tantamount (adj)

Equivalent in value, signification, or effect.
Automate
automate (Verb)

To mechanize; to power by electricity
Polemic
polemic (noun)

Art or practice of argument and disputation
Wrench
wrench (verb)

To pull with a twist; to twist, or force by violence
Objective
Objective (adj)

Unbiased; lacking prejudice
Journeyman
journeyman (noun)

Someone trained in a skill, usually a craft.
Commensurate
commensurate (adj)

Equal or in proper proportion.
Entreat
entreat (verb)

To ask or beg urgently and earnestly
Bleak
bleak (adj)

Barren and exposed; without color.
Frenetic
frenetic (adj)

Fast-paced, frantic
Carp
carp (verb)

To find fault; to criticize words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly.
Incrustation
incrustation (noun)

A covering or layering
Untoward
untoward (adj)

Inconvenient or unexpected
Exacting
exacting (adj)

Demanding;strict; not easily satisfied
Outmoded
outmoded (adj)

No longer fashionable; obsolete.
Lampoon
lampoon (noun)

Written work using satire to belittle or attack someone.
Indignant
indignant (adj)

Feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation
Ardently
ardently (adj)

Energetically, sincerely.
Girth
girth (noun)

The measure round the body, as at the waist or belly; the circumference of anything.
Stigma
stigma (noun)

Mark of infamy or disgrace..
Pious
pious (adj)

Exhibiting reverence, religious devotion