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spurn
have nothing to do reject or refuse
squalid
foul filthy
squander
spend wastefully
squat
crouch/settle without permission
stanch
to stop the flow of a fluid
steeply
rising or falling sharply
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
stickler
person who insists on importance of smth
stigma
mark of shame or disgrace
stigmatize
describe smb scornfully
sting
smth sharp
stingy
spending using unwillingly
stint
to be thrifty to set limits
stipple
paint with dots
stipulate
state or put forward as a necessary condition
stolid
showing no emotion impassive
stray
wander lose one's way
streak
long thin move very fast
striated
striped grooved or banded
stride
walk with long steps
strut
a supporting bar
stygian
hence dark gloomy
stymie
to hinder obstruct or block
subdue
overcome bring under control
sublime
extreme astounding
submerge
put under water liquid sink out of sight
suborn
induce by bribery or smth to commit perjury
subpoena
written order requiring a person to appear in a low court
substantiation
giving facts to support (statement)
subsume
include under a rule
succor
assistance relief in time of distress
suffice
be enough
suffocate
cause or have difficulty in breathing
sullied
to be stained or discredited
summarily
briefly without delay
sumptuous
magnificent
sundry
various miscellaneous separate
supercilious
disdainful characterized by haughty scorn
superfluous
more then is needed or wanted
superimpose
put smth on the top
supersede
take the place of
supine
lying on the back slow to act passive
suppliant
asking humbly beseeching
supplicate
make a humble petition to
suppress
prevent from being known put an end to
surcharge
additional load/charge
surfeit
satiate feed to fulness or to excess
susceptibility
sensitiveness
swerve
change direction suddenly
sycophant
person who flatter to the rich and powerful
synopsis
summary or outline
taciturn
untalkative silent
tadpole
form of a frog when it leaves the egg
talon
claw of a bird of prey
tamp
tap or drive down by repeated light blows
tamper
interfere with
tangential
suddenly changeable
tarnished
lost brightness
tassel
bunch of threads
taunt
contemptuous reproach hurtful remark
taut
tightly stretched
tautology
a repetition a redundancy
tawdry
cheap gaudy showy tacky
teetotal
oppose to alcohol
temerity
boldness brashness intrepidness
temperance
abstinence from alcohol self-control moderation
temperate
showing self-control
tenacity
firmness persistency adhesiveness tending to hang on
tenuous
insubstantial flimsy weak
tepid
lukewarm
terse
brief and to the point
testiness
witness/evidence
thrift
care economy thriving prosperous
thwart
obstruct/frustrate
timid
shy easily frightened
timorous
fearful timid afraid
toady
obsequious flatterer
tonic
smth giving strength or energy
topple
be unsteady and overturn
torment
severe pain or suffering
torpid
sleeping sluggish lethargic dormant
torque
twisting force causing rotation
tortuous
devious/not straightforward
tout
person who worries others to buy smth to use his service
tractable
easily controlled or guided
transgress
break go beyond (a limit)
transient
temporary fleeting
transitory
brief
travesty
parody/imitation
trenchant
forceful effective vigorous extremely perceptive incisive
trepidation
alarm excited state of mind
trickle
flow in drops
trifling
unimportant
trite
not new
truce
(agreement) stop of fighting for a time
truculence
aggressiveness ferocity
trudge
walk heavily
turbid
muddy having the sediment stirred up
turbulence
being uncontrolled violent
turgid
excessively ornate swollen or bloated
turmoil
trouble disturbance
turpitude
wickedness shamefulness
turquoise
greenish-blue precious stone
tyro
tiro beginner
ubiquitous
present everywhere
ulterior
situated beyond
umbrage
offense resentment
uncouth
rough awkward
underbid
make a lower bid then smb else
undermine
weaken gradually at the base make smth under
undulate
to move in wavelike fashion fluctuate
unearth
discover and bring to light
unencumbered
easy-going trifle
unfeigned
not pretended sincere
unscathed
unharmed unhurt
untoward
unfortunate inconvenient
upbraid
scold reproach
urbane
elegant refined in manners
vacillation
being uncertain hesitating
vagary
strange act or idea
vain
without use result conceited
valiant
brave
valorous
brave
vanquish
conquer
veer
change direction
venal
ready to do smth dishonest
veneer
surface appearance covering the TRUE nature
veneration
regard with deep respect
veracity
truth
verdant
fresh and green
verisimilitude
appearing TRUE or real
veritable
real rightly named
verve
spirit vigor enthusiasm
vestige
trace or sign
vex
annoy distress trouble
vigilance
watchfulness self-appointed group who maintain order
vigilant
member of a vigilance committee
vigorous
strong energetic
vilify
slander say evil things
vindictive
having a desire to revenge
virago
a loud domineering woman a scold or nag
visceral
of the internal organs of the body
viscous
sticky/semi-fluid
vitiate
lower the quality weaken the strength
vituperate
curse abuse in words
vivacious
lively high-spirited
volatile
changeable inconstant fickle unstable explosive
volubility
fluency verbosity easy use of spoken language
voluble
fluent
waffle
talk vaguely and without much result
waft
scent waving movement carry lightly through
wag
merry person
warmonger
person who stirs up war
warrant
authority written order guarantee
wean
to turn away (from a habit)
weigh
measure hoe heavy smth is
welter
turmoil a bewildering jumble
wend
to go proceed
whimsical
full of odd and fanciful ideas
wince
show bodily or mental pain
woo
try to win
writ
written order