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ABIDE
Endure, bear; dwell, remain.
ABATE
subside or moderate
ABERRANT
abnormal or deviant
ABEYANCE
suspended action
ABSCOND
depart secretly and hide
ABSTEMIOUS
sparing in eating and drinking, temperate
ADMONISH
warn, reprove
ADULTERATE
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
ADVOCATE
"advocate (Verb):
AESTHETIC
artistic
AFFABLE
Friendly; courteous; gracious; mild.
AGGREGATE
gather, accumulate
AILMENT
Indisposition; minor disorder of the body
ALACRITY
cheerful promptness, eagerness
ALLEVIATE
relieve
AMALGAMATE
combine, unite in one body
AMBIGUOUS
unclear or doubtful in meaning
AMBIVALENCE
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
AMELIORATE
improve
AMEND (Verb) AMENDABLE (Adj)
To change or modify in any way for the better.
AMICABLE
Friendly or peaceful
ANACHRONISM
something or someone misplaced in time
ANALOGOUS
comparable
ANATHEMA
" to be anathema TO sb: liberal ideas are anathema to
ANEMIA
Lack of vigor or vitality
ANIMUS
Aggression or hostility.
ANOMALOUS
abnormal, irregular
ANTIPATHY
aversion, dislike
APATHY
lack or caring, indifference
APPEASE
pacify or soother, relieve
APPREHENSIVE
"Apprehensive (adj.)
APPRISE
inform
APPROBATION
Approval; sanction; commendation
APPROPRIATE
acquire, take possession of for one's own use
ARBITER
A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them
ARDUOUS
hard, stenuous
ARTLESS
without guile, open and honest
ASCETIC
practicing self-denial, austere
ASPERITY
Harshness, roughness of temper
ASSIDUOUS
diligent
ASSUAGE
ease or lessen (pain), satisty (hunger), soother (anger)
ATTENUATE
make thinner, weaken or lessen ( in density, force, degree)
AUDACIOUS
daring, bold
AUGUST
Solemn; inspiring respect and reverence; dignified.
AUSTERE
forbiddingly stern
AUTONOMOUS
self-governing
AVER
assert confidently or declare
BAFFLE
To elude; to foil; to perplex
BALEFUL
Menacing, portending evil; having a harmful or malignant influence.
BANAL
hackneyed, commonplate, trite, lacking originality
BARRAGE
intense volley [1. simultaneous discharge of missiles etc. 2. outburst of questions or other words. 3. return of the ball in tennis/ before it touches the ground.] of many things at once (as in, perhaps, artillery shelling [tufek sacmasinin firlamasi gibi; artillery askeri boluk gibi]).
BATE
with bated breath con ansiedad, conteniendo la respiración
BAWDY
‹ language / scene › subido de tono; ‹ joke › subido de
BEDRAGGLE
"verb.
BELIE
contradict, give a flase impression
BENEFICENT
kindly, doing good
BESEECH
"verb.
BIGOTRY
"noun.
BILIOUS
"adj.
BILK
"verb.
BIVOUAC
"verb.
BIZARRE
"adj.
BOLSTER
support, reinforce
BOMBASTIC
pompous, using inflated language
BOORISH
"adj.
BRANDISH
To move or wave, as a weapon; to flourish
BRAZEN
"adj.
BUCOLIC
"adj.
BUNGLE:
To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner
BUOYANT
"adj.
BURGEON
grow forth, send out buds
BURNISH
make shiny by rubbing, polish
BUTTRESS
support, prop up
CACKLE
To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does; to laugh in a broken manner
CACOPHONOUS
discordant, inharmonious
CAJOLE
"(verb)
CALLOUS
"adj.
CALUMNIATE
"verb.
CANTANKEROUS
"adj.
CAPRICIOUS
unpredictable, fickle
CARP
To find fault; to criticize words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly.
CARRION
"noun.
CASTIGATION
punishment, severe criticism
CATALYST
agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged, person or thing that causes action
CATATONIC
"The definition of catatonic (adj) is In a stupor; experiencing either rigidity or extreme flexibility of the limbs.. Here is an example of it in use:
CAUSTIC
Burning; corrosive; destructive
CAVALCADE
A procession of persons on horseback
CELERITY
"noun.
CHAGRIN
"noun.
CHAMELEON:
A lizard that changes color to match its surroundings.
CHARY
"adj.
CHASTEN
"verb.
CHERUBIC
"adj.
CHICANERY
"noun.
CHROMATIC
"adj.
CIRCUMLOCUTION
An indirect and wordy means of expression.
CLANDESTINE
"adj.
CLEAVE
adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling
COAGULATE
thicken, congeal, clot
CODA
concluding section of a musical or literary composition, something that summarizes or concludes
COGENT
convincing
COGNATE
"adj.
COLLATERAL
"NOUN
COMELY
Pleasing or agreeable to the sight
COMMENSURATE
corresponding in extent or degree or amount, proportionate
COMPENDIUM
A short review of a particular subject or issue.
COMPLAISANT
trying to please, overly polite, obliging
COMPLIANT
yielding, conforming to requirements
CONCEIT
"noun.
CONCILIATORY
reconciling, soothing
CONDONE
overlook, forgive, give tacit approval, excuse
CONFOUND
confuse, puzzle
CONGENIAL
Allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
CONNOISSEUR
person competent to act as a judge of something, a lover of an art
CONTENTION
claim, thesis
CONTENTIOUS
quarrelsome
CONTRITE
penitent
CONUNDRUM
riddle, difficult problem
CONVERGE
approach, tend to meet, come together
CONVOLUTED
coiled around, involved, intricate
COPIOUS
Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.
CORDIAL
"adj.
CORPULENT
"adj.
CORRODE
To consume; to wear away; to gradually wear away; to impair; rust.
COUNTERVAIL:
Act in opposition, counteract (often against a harmful force); compensate, offset, counterbalance
COZEN
"cozen (verb)
CRAVEN
cowardly
CUPIDITY
"noun.
CURATOR
Custodian, especially one in charge of a museum or zoo.
CURSORY
Performed rapidly without attention to details; hasty.
DABBLE
To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way.
DAUNT
Discourage by reason of difficulty, intimidate, overwhelm, instill fear or lessen courage
DECOROUS
Satisfying the demands of polite society; proper, correct, seemly.
DECORUM
propriety, orderliness and good taste in manners
DECREPIT
"Decrepit (adj.)
DECRY
Find fault with. Publically condemn or belittle
DEFAULT
failure to act
DEFEATIST
Expecting or anticipating loss
DEFERENCE
courteous regard for another's wish
DEFERENTIAL
"adj.
DELINEATE
portray, depict, sketch
DENIGRATE
blacken
DERELICTION
"noun.
DERIDE
ridicule, make fun of
DERISIVE
Mocking, laughing; dismissive
DERIVATIVE
unoriginal, obtained from another source
DESICCATE
dry up
DESTITUTE
Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy.
DESULTORY
aimless, haphazard, disgressing at random
DETAIN
To hold back.
DETERRENT
something that discourages, hindrance
DIATRIBE
bitter scolding, invective
DICHOTOMY
split, branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
DIFFIDENCE
shyness
DIFFIDENT
Hesitant and timid; unassertive.
DIFFUSE
wordy, rambling, spread out (like a gas)
DIGRESSION
wandering away from the subject
DILATE
"verb.
DILATORY
"Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy
DIRGE
"noun.
DISABUSE
correct a false impression, undeceive
DISCERNING
mentally quick and observant, having insight
DISCOMFIT
Upset, frustrate, make uncomfortable
DISCORDANT
not harmonious, conflicting
DISCREDIT
defame, destroy confidence in, disbelieve
DISCREPANCY
lack of consistency, difference
DISCRETE
separate, unconnected, consisting of distinct parts
DISHEVELLED
"adj.
DISINGENUOUS
lacking genuine candor, insincere
DISINTERESTED
unprejudiced
DISJOINTED
lacking coherence, separated at the joints
DISMISS
eliminate from consideration, reject
DISPARAGE
belittle
DISPARATE
basically different, unrelated
DISSEMBLE
disguise, pretend
DISSEMINATE
distribute, spread, scatter (like seeds)
DISSOLUTION
disintegration, looseness in morals
DISSONANCE
discord, opposite of harmony
DISTEND
"verb.
DISTILL
purify, refine, concentrate
DIVERGE
vary, go in different directions from the same point
DIVEST
strip, deprive
DOCUMENT
provide written evidence
DOGMATIC
opinionated, arbitrary, doctrinal
DORMANT
Sleeping, in an inactive state, but with the potential to awaken.
DRIVEL
Stupid talk; nonsense
DROLL
"adj.
DROSS
"noun.
DUCTILE
Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; capable of being drawn out.
DUPE
someone easily fooled
DURESS
"noun.
DWINDLE
"(verb)
EBULLIENT
showing excitement, overflowing with enthusiasm
ECLECTIC
selective, composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
EFFACE
"verb.
EFFICACY
power to produce desired effect
EFFRONTERY
impudence, shameless boldness, sheer nerve, presumptuousness
EFFULGENT
"adj.
ELATION
"noun.
ELEEMOSYNARY
pertaining to charity; charitable
ELEGY
poem or song expressing lamentation
ELICIT
draw out by discussion
ELOQUENCE
Clear and forceful expression of meaning or feeling.
EMACIATE:
To become or to cause to become very thin, as when starving.
EMBARK:
To set out on a voyage; to engage in any affair
EMBELLISH
adorn, ornament, enhance (as a story)
EMPIRICAL
based on experience
EMULATE
imitate, rival
ENCOMIUM
A statement of high, glowing, enthusiastic praise.
ENCUMBERED
Burdened; weighed down.
ENDEMIC
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
ENERVATE
weaken
ENGENDER
cause, produce
ENHANCE
increase, improve
ENJOIN
"verb.
ENMITY:
Strong hatred.
ENNUI
A feeling of weariness and disgust; tedium.
ENTRANCE
"verb.
EPHEMERAL
"adj.
EPICURE
A person with discriminating taste (e.g. in food and wine).
EQUANIMITY
calmness of temperament, composure
EQUIVOCATE
lie, mislead, attempt to conceal the truth
ERUDITE
learned, scholarly
ESOTERIC
hard to understand, known only to the chosen few
ESPOUSE:
To take up as a supporter.
EULOGY
expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
EUPHEMISM
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
EXACERBATE
worsen, embitter
EXACTING
Demanding;strict; not easily satisfied.
EXCULPATE
clear from blame
EXIGENCY
urgent situation, pressing needs or demands, state of requiring immediate attention
EXPATIATE
To enlarge or elaborate upon something; to go on in great detail.
EXPEDIENT
"adj.
EXPIATION:
Atonement, the making of amends.
EXPURGATE
To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous.
EXTIRPATE
To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate
EXTRAPOLATION
projection, conjecture
FACETIOUS
joking (often inappropriately), humorous
FACILE
easily done, overly simplistic
FACILITATE
help bring about, make less difficult
FALLACIOUS
false, misleading
FASTIDIOUS
Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; fussy.
FATUOUS
brainless, inane, foolish yet smug
FAWN
"verb.
FAWNING
trying to please by behaving flattering or cringing
FAZE
"verb.
FEBRILE
"adj.
FELICITOUS
apt, suitably expressed, well chosen
FELON:
A person guilty or capable of crime.
FERRET
Search out and bring to light; to drive out from a hiding place.
FERVOR
glowing ardor, intensity of feeling
FETID
"adj.]
FILIAL
Pertaining to a son or daughter
FINAGLE
"verb.
FLAG:
tire, lose vigor; to mark as significant.
FLEDGLING
inexperienced
FLEECE
To swindle; defraud [cheat by fraud]; steal from through deceit
FLOUT
reject, mock, show contempt for
FLURRY
"noun.
FLUSTER
"verb.
FODDER
"noun.
FOMENT
"verb.
FORESTALL:
To take beforehand; to anticipate; to hinder or prevent by measures taken in advance
FRACTIOUS
Irritable; apt to scold. [easily annoyed]
FRANCHISE:
special license or privilege granted to an individual or a group.
FRUGALITY
thrift, economy
FRUITION
Coming to fulfilment; enjoyment
FULMINATE
"verb.
FULSOME
Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying.
FUTILE
useless, hopeless, ineffectual
GAFFE
"noun.
GAINSAY
deny
GALAXY:
A system of stars; an assemby of brilliant or famous people.
GALVANIZE
To plate or coat with metal by means of electricity; to stimulate, rouse, stir.
GAMELY
"In a plucky manner; spiritedly
GARBLED
Confused; mixed up; unintelligible
GARISH
Overly showy; too bright; gaudy.
GARRULOUS
loquacious, wordy, talkative
GAWK
To stare stupidly at something.
GENTEEL
"adj.
GENUFLECT
"verb.
GERMINATE
"verb.
GESTATE
"verb.
GIDDY
Silly; lightheaded; dizzy.
GINGERLY
Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously [1. choosing only what is good. 2. easily disgusted]; daintily.
GLACIAL
Consisting of ice; frozen; icy
GLEAN
"Glean (verb)
GOAD
urge on
GOSSAMER
Any very thin gauzelike fabric; also, a thin waterproof material.
GOUGE
overcharge
GRANDILOQUENT
pompous, bombastic, using high-sounding language
GREGARIOUS
sociable
GRUESOME
Ugly; frightful
GUILELESS
Without cunning or duplicity; simple and honest.
GULLIBLE
easily deceived
GUSTATORY
Relating to the sense of taste.
GUTTURAL
"adj.
GUY
"noun.
HALCYON
"noun.
HARANGUE
"noun.
HARBINGER:
A portent; sign of the future.
HARDY
"adj.
HEAVE
"(verb)
HERMETIC
"adj.
HILARITY
Glee; cheerfulness; mirth; merriment
HIRSUTE:
Hairy
HOMOGENEOUS
of the same kind
HOODWINK:
To deceive by false appearance.
HYPERBOLE
exaggeration, overstatement
ICONOCLAST
One who challenges and criticizes established beliefs.
ICONOCLASTIC
attacking cherished traditions
IDOLATRY
worship of idols, excessive admiration
IMBIBE
"Imbibe (verb)
IMMUTABLE
unchangeable
IMPAIR
injure, hurt
IMPASSIVE
without feeling, imperturbable, stoical
IMPEDE
hinder, block
IMPERIOUS
Commanding; domineering or arrogant; urgent, imperative.
IMPERMEABLE
impervious, not permitting passage through its substance
IMPERTURBABLE
calm, placid
IMPERVIOUS
impenetrable, incapable of being damaged or distressed
IMPLACABLE
incapable of being pacified
IMPLICIT
understood but not stated
IMPLODE
burst inward
IMPOSTOR:
One who assumes a false identity
IMPUDENT:
Bold and sassy; marked by disregard for others.
IMPUGN
"verb
INADVERTENTLY
unintentionaly, by oversight or carelessly
INANE
Silly, without meaning, foolish.
INCHOATE
recently begun, rudimentary, elementary
INCLEMENT
"adj.
INCONGRUITY
lack of harmony, absurdity
INCONSEQUENTIAL
insignificant, unimportant
INCORPORATE
introduce something into a larger whole, combine, unite
INCRUSTATION
"noun.
INCUMBENT
Person currently occupying a political office.
INDEFATIGABLE:
Continuing without fatigue; untiring; unflagging.
INDETERMINATE
uncertain, not clearly fixed, indefinite
INDIGENCE
poverty
INDIGENT
"adj.
INDIGNANT
"(adj.)
INDOLENT
Lazy, given to inactivity.
INDUSTRIOUS
"adj.
INEBRIATED
"adj.
INERT
inactive, lacking power to move
INFLAMMATORY
Causing anger, hostility or passion.
INFLUX
"(noun)
INFURIATE
"verb.
INGENUOUS
naive and trusting, young, unsophisticated
INGRATIATE
"verb.
INHERENT
firmly established by nature or habit
INNOCUOUS
harmless
INSENSIBLE
unconscious, unresponsive
INSINUATE
Imply in a subtle or devious way; introduce gradually or indirectly and artfully.
INSIPID
lacking in flavor, dull
INSOLENT
"adj.
INSTIGATE
To provoke; to incite.
INSULARITY
narrow-mindedness, isolation
INTRACTABLE
unruly, stubborn, unyielding
INTRANSIGENCE
refusal of any compromise, stubborness
INTRANSIGENT
Refusing compromise; irreconcilable.
INUNDATE
overwhelm, flood, submerge
INURED
accustomed, hardened
INVECTIVE
"noun.
INVETERATE
"adj.
INVIDIOUS
"adj.
IRASCIBLE
irritable, easily angered
IRKSOME
Bothersome, irritating
IRRESOLUTE
uncertain how to act, weak
IRREVERENT
Lacking proper respect.
ITINERANT
Travelling, unsettled, wandering about the country.
ITINERARY
plan of a trip
JIBE
"verb.
JOCUND:
Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive.
JOURNEYMAN
Someone trained in a skill, usually a craft.
JUGGERNAUT:
An overwhelming force or movement that overcomes all resistance.
KNOTTY
Something difficult or intricate
LABILE
"adj.
LACHRYMOSE
"adj.
LACONIC
brief and to the point
LANGUID
Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; weak; without animation.
LASSITUDE
languor, weariness
LATENT
potential but undeveloped, dormant, hidden
LAUD
praise
LETHARGIC
drowsy, dull
LEVEE
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
LEVITY
lack or seriousness or steadiness, frivolity
LIGNEOUS
"adj.
LIMN:
Paint or draw (e.g. a sign); describe; delineate
LISSOME
"adj.
LITHE
Effortlessly graceful, supple and resilient (and often thin).
LOG
record of a voyage or flight, record of day-to-day activities
LOQUACIOUS
Given to continual talking.
LUCID
easily understood, clear, intelligible
LUDICROUS
So absurd or ridiculous as to be laughable
LUMINOUS
shining, issuing light
LURK:
To lie in wait; to keep out of sight
MACABRE
gruesome; grisly
MACE
ceremonial staff; clublike medieval weapon
MACERATE
soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
MACHIAVELLIAN
crafty; double-dealing
MACHINATIONS
evil schemes or plots
MACULATED
spotted; stained
MADRIGAL
pastoral song
MAELSTROM
whirlpool
MAGISTERIAL
authoritative; imperious
MAGNANIMITY
generosity
MAGNATE
person of prominence or influence
MAGNILOQUENT
boastful, pompous
MALADROIT
"adj.
MALADY
illness
MALAISE
uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health
MALAPROPISM
Misuse of a word due to similarity with another, often with humorous results.
MALCONTENT
person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs
MALEDICTION
curse
MALEFACTOR
evildoer; criminal
MALEVOLENT
wishing evil
MALFEASANCE
wrongdoing
MALIGNANT
injurious; tending to cause death; aggressively malevolent
MALINGERER
one who feigns illness to escape duty
MALLEABLE
capable of being shaped by pounding, impressionable
MANACLE
"Manacle (noun.)
MANDATE
order; charge
MANIACAL
raging mad; insane
MANIFEST
evident; visible; obvious
MANIFESTATION
outward demonstration; indication
MANIFOLD
numerous; varied
MANIPULATE
operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully
MANNERED
affected; not natural
MANUMIT
emancipate; free from bondage
MARITIME
bordering on the sea; nautical
MARKED
noticeable; marked for vengeance
MARSHAL
put in order
MARTIAL
warlike
MARTINET
strict disciplinarian, esp. a military one; one who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
MASTICATE
chew
MATRICULATE
enroll (in college or graduate school)
MATRIX
point of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols; mold or die
MAUDLIN
effusively sentimental
MAUL
handle roughly
MAUSOLEUM
monumental tomb
MAVERICK
rebel, nonconformist
MAWKISH
Overly sentimental; disgusting.
MAXIM
proverb; a truth pithily stated
MAYHEM
injury to body
MEAGER
scanty; inadequate
MEALYMOUTHED
indirect in speech; hypocritical; evasive
MEANDER
wind or turn in its course
MEDIUM
element that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated
MEDIUM
appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise
MEEK
submissive; patient and long-suffering
MEGALOMANIA
mania for doing grandiose things
MELEE
fight
MELLIFLUOUS
"adj.
MEMORIALIZE
commemorate
MENDACIOUS
"adj.
MENDACIOUS
lying, habitually dishonest
MENDICANT:
A beggar.
MENIAL
suitable for servants; lowly; mean
MERCANTILE
concerning trade
MERCENARY
"Mercenary (noun)
MERCURIAL
capricious; changing; fickle
MERETRICIOUS
"adj.
METALLURGICAL
pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores
METAMORPHOSIS
change in form
METAPHOR
implied comparison
METAPHYSICAL
pertaining to speculative philosophy
METE
measure; distribute
METEORIC
swift; momentarily brilliant
METICULOUS
excessively careful, painstaking, scrupulous
METTLE
courage; spirit
MIASMA
swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence
MILIEU
environment; means of expression
MILITATE
work against
MILLENNIUM
thousand-year period; period of happiness and prosperity
MINATORY
Threatening or menacing
MINCING
affectedly dainty
MINUTIAE
petty details
MIRE
entangle; stick in swampy ground
MIRTH
merriment; laughter
MISADVENTURE
mischance; ill luck
MISANTHROPE
one who hates mankind
MISAPPREHENSION
error; misunderstanding
MISCELLANY
mixture of writings on various subjects
MISCHANCE
ill luck
MISCREANT
wretch; villain
MISERLY
stingy; mean
MISGIVINGS
doubts
MISOGAMY
hatred of marriage
MISOGYNIST
"noun.
MISSIVE
letter
MITE
very small object or creature; small coin
MITIGATE
appease, moderate
MITIGATE
* appease; moderate
MNEMONIC
pertaining to memory
MODE
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something
MODICUM
limited quantity
MODULATE
tone down in intensity; regulate; change from one key to another
MOLLIFY
soothe
MOLLYCODDLE
pamper; indulge excessively
MOLT
shed or cast off hair or feathers
MOLTEN
melted
MONASTIC
related to monks or monastaries; removed from worldly concerns
MONOLITHIC
solidly uniform; unyielding
MONOTHEISM
belief in one God
MORATORIUM
"noun.
MORBID
given to unwholesome thought; moody; characteristic of disease
MORDANT
biting; sarcastic; stinging
MORES
conventions; moral standards; customs
MORIBUND
Almost dead.
MOROSE
ill-humored, sullen, melancholy
MORTIFY
humiliate; punish the flesh
MOTE
small speck
MOTIF
theme
MOTILITY
ability to move spontaneously
MOTLEY
multicolored; mixed
MOTTLED
blotched in coloring; spotted
MOUNTEBANK
charlatan; boastful pretender
MULCT
defraud a person of something
MULTIFARIOUS
varied; greatly diversified
MULTIFORM
having many forms
MULTIPLICITY
state of being numerous
MUNDANE
worldly as opposed to spiritual, every-day
MUNIFICENT
very generous
MURKY
dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague
MUSE
ponder
MUSKY
having the odor of musk
MUSTY
stale; spoiled by age
MUTABILITY
ability to change in form; fickleness
MYOPIC
nearsighted; lacking foresight
MYRIAD
very large number
NDEFATIGABLE
Continuing without fatigue; untiring; unflagging.
NEGATE
cancel out, nullify, deny
NEGOTIABLE
"adj.
NEOPHYTE
recent convert, beginner
NICHE
A cavity, hollow, or recess in a wall; position ideally suited for an organism or person.
NOMENCLATURE:
"A system of naming, especially one used in a technical discussion.
NONCHALANT
Casual, giving the impression that one is unconcerned or indifferent.
NUBILE
Marriable; sexually mature.
OBDURATE
stubborn
OBSEQUIOUS
slavishly attentive, servile, sycophantic
OBTRUDE
thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation.
OBTUSE
Not having acute sensibility or perceptions; dull
OBVIATE
make unnecessary, get rid of
OCCLUDE
shut, close
ODIOUS
"adj.
OFFICIOUS
meddlesome, excessively pushy in offering one's services
ONEROUS
burdensome
OPINE:
To have an opinion; to judge; to think.
OPPROBRIUM
infamy, vilification
OPULENT
"adj.
OSCILLATE
vibrate pendulumlike, waver
OSTENTATIOUS
showy, pretentious, trying to attract attention
PALL
"noun.
PALLIATE
To treat so as to ease symptoms..
PANDER
"verb.
PANEGYRIC
Eulogy, speech or writing in praise of someone..
PARAGON
model of perfection
PARAMOUR
A lover; a wooer.
PAROCHIAL
Pertaining to a parish; limited; narrow.
PARSIMONIOUS
Economical and efficient, spending very little.
PARTISAN
one-sided, prejudiced, committed to a party
PATHOLOGICAL
pertaining to disease
PAUCITY
"Paucity (noun)
PEDANTIC
showing off learning, bookish
PENCHANT
strong inclination, liking
PENITENT
Repentant, feeling remorse for sins or offenses
PENURY
severe poverty, stinginess
PEREMPTORY
Disallowing delay, commanding, expressing urgency; decisive and imperious.
PERENNIAL
something long-lasting
PERFIDIOUS
treacherous, disloyal
PERFUNCTORY
superficial, not thorough, lacking interest or care or enthusiasm
PERIGEE:
The lowest or closest point; the point of a satellite's orbit that is nearest to the earth.
PERIPATETIC
"adj.
PERIPATETIC
Mobile, itinerant.
PERMEABLE
penetrable, porous, alowing liquids or gas to pass through
PERNICIOUS
Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; wicked.
PERVASIVE
spread throughout
PHILISTINE
A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement.
PHLEGMATIC
calm, not easily disturbed
PIETY
devoutness, reverence for God
PLACATE
pacify, conciliate
PLASTICITY
ability to be molded
PLATITUDE
trite remark, commonplace statement
PLETHORA
An excessive amount; a profusion
PLUCK
"noun.
PLUMMET
To fall steeply.
POROUS
full of pores, like a sieve
PORTENT
"noun.
PRAGMATIC
practical (as opposed to idealistic), concerned with the practical worth or impact of something
PREAMBLE
introductory statement
PRECARIOUS
uncertain, risky
PRECIPITATE
rash, premature, hasty, sudden
PRECURSOR
forerunner
PREMONITION
Previous warning, notice, or information; forewarning.
PREPONDERANCE
"Preponderance (noun.)
PREPOSTEROUS
"Preposterous (adj.)
PRESUMPTUOUS
arrogant, taking liberties
PRETENTIOUS
"adj.
PREVARICATE
Deviate from the truth, lie.
PRIME
To prepare; to get something ready to function.
PRISTINE
characteristic of earlier times, primitive, unspoiled
PROBITY
uprightness, incorruptibility
PROBLEMATIC
doubtful, unsettled, questionable, perplexing
PRODIGAL
wasteful, reckless with money
PROFLIGATE
"adj.
PROFOUND
deep, not superficial, complete
PROFUSE
Abundant and given freely. Extravagently generous.
PROHIBITIVE
tending to prevent the purchase or use of something, inclined to prevent or forbid
PROLIFERATE
grow rapidly, spread, multiple
PROMONTORY
A high point of land; a part that projects outward.
PROPENSITY
natural inclination
PROPITIATE
appease
PROPITIOUS
"adj.
PROPRIETY
fitness, correct conduct
PROSAIC
"adj.
PROSCRIBE
ostracize, banish, outlaw
PUGILIST
"noun.
PULMONARY
"Pulmonary (adj.)
PUNCTILIOUS
"adj.
PUNGENT
Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; biting; sharply painful.
PURVEY
Supply, generally in a business context
PYRE
A funeral pile on which the dead are burned; any pile to be burnt.
QUALIFIED
limited, restricted
QUANDARY
"noun.
QUAY
A bank or wharf jutting into water from which boats may be loaded and unloaded..
QUESTION
Answer
QUIBBLE
"(verb)
QUIESCENT
at rest, dormant, temporarily inactive
QUISLING
"noun.
QUIVER
Tremble [shake: trembling movement]
QUIXOTIC
Having impractical ideas that are unlikely to succeed, especially in helping others.
RACONTEUR
"noun.
RAIMENT
"noun.
RAMPANT
Uncontrolled; lacking restraint
RAREFIED
made less dense (of a gas)
RAVISH
"verb.
REBUFF
"verb.
REBUKE
"noun.
RECALCITRANT
"adj.
RECANT
"verb.
RECANT
disclaim or disavow, retract a previous statement, openly confess eror
RECLUSE
hermit, loner
RECONDITE
abstruse, profound, secret
RECTITUDE
Rightness of principle or practice
REDOLENT
"adj.
REFRACTORY
Obstinate, stubborn, unmanageable
REFUTE
disprove
REGAL
"adj.
REJOINDER
"adj.
RELEGATE
banish to an inferior position, delegate, assign
REMONSTRANCE
A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration.
REND
"Rend (verb)
REPEAL
"verb.
REPROACH
express disapproval or disappointment
REPROBATE
person hardened in sin or devoid of a sense of decency
REPUDIATE
To cast off, to refuse to have anything to do with.
REPUGNANT
Hostile; disposed to war; offensive.
RESCIND
cancel
RESILIENT:
Strong, yielding to pressure but not breaking; able to regain the original shape after deformation
RESOLUTION
determination
RESOLVE
determination, firmness of purpose
RESPITE:
Temporary intermission or suspension
RESTITUTION
The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good a loss or damage
RETICENT
Quiet; disposed to be silent; reserved.
RETRENCH
"verb.
REVERENT
respectful, worshipful
RIBALD
"adj.
RIGMAROLE:
A complicated and ritualistic procedure; meaningless, confused locution
ROTUND
Plump, chubby [having a full rounded shape]
SAGACITY
"noun.
SAGE
person celebrated for wisdom
SALACIOUS
Having a propensity to be lustful or lecherous.
SALUBRIOUS
"(adj.)
SANCTION
approve, ratify
SANCTUARY
"noun.
SATIATE
satisfy fully
SATURATE
soak thoroughly
SAUNTER
"verb.
SAVANT
"noun
SAVOR
enjoy, have a distinctive flavor or smell or quality
SCUFFLE
"verb.
SCURRY:
Hasten away, move along rapidly
SECRETE
hide away or cache, produce and release a substance into an organism
SEDENTARY
Seated; not given to travelling or moving; stationary.
SEDITIOUS:
Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority.
SEDULOUS
"adj.
SENILE
"adj.
SENTENTIOUS
"adj.
SERENDIPITOUS
"adj.
SEVERANCE
Payment that an employee receives upon leaving a job as compensation for the loss of employment
SHARD
fragment, generally of potter
SHEATHE
"verb.
SIMIAN
Apelike.
SINECURE
Office or appointment that requires little responsibility.
SKEPTIC
doubter, person who suspends judgment until having examined the evidence supporting a point of view
SKIMP
"verb
SKIRMISH
"noun.
SLOTH
"noun.
SLOUGH
"verb.
SLUICE
"adj.
SOBRIETY
State of not using alcohol; of being habitually calm, serious, dispassionate.
SOBRIQUET
"noun.
SODDEN
Soaking wet; heavy with moisture
SOLACE
Comfort, alleviation of grief or sadness
SOLACE
"noun.
SOLICITOUS
worried, concerned
SOPORIFIC
"verb.
SOPORIFIC
sleep-causing, marked by sleepiness
SORDID
"adj.
SPECIOUS
seemingly reasonable but incorrect, misleading (often intentionally)
SPECTRUM
colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
SPORADIC
occurring irregularly
SPURIOUS
Not legitimate; unfounded; false
SQUANDER
Spend lavishly; let slip away
STALEMATE
"noun.
STEADFAST:
Firmly fixed or established; unwavering
STENTORIAN
Extremely loud; powerful
STIGMA
token of disgrace, brand
STINT
be thrifty, set limits
STIPULATE
make express conditions, specify
STOKE
To poke or stir up, as a fire
STOLID
dull, impassive
STRIATED
marked with parallel bands, grooved
STRUT
pompous walk, supporting bar
SUBPOENA
writ summoning a witness to appear
SUBSIDE
settle down, descend, grow quiet
SUBSTANTIATE
establish by evidence, verify, support
SUBTERFUGE
"noun.
SUCCOR
"noun.
SUNDRY
"adj.
SUPERSEDE
cause to be set aside, replace, make obsolete
SUPPLE
"adj.
SUPPLIANT
"adj.
SUPPOSITION
hypothesis, surmise
TACIT
understood, not put into words
TACITURN:
Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.
TACT
careful concern for other's feelings, the quality of being polite, diplomatic, and thoughtful
TAMPER
"verb.
TANGENTIAL
peripheral, only slightly connected, digressing
TARNISH
"(verb)
TAUNT
"verb.
TAWDRY
"adj.
TEMPESTUOUS
"adj.
TENACITY
"Tenacity (noun).
TENDENTIOUS
Favoring a certain (often unpopular) point of view.
TENUOUS
thin, rare, slim
TEPID
Lukewarm
THESPIAN
"noun.
TIRADE
extended scolding, denunciation, harangue
TORPOR
lethargy, sluggishness, dormancy
TORTUOUS
winding, full of curves
TRACTABLE
docile, easily managed
TRADUCE
"verb.
TRANSGRESSION
violation of a law, sin
TRAPPINGS
The things that function as outwards signs of an object or person's existence; ornaments; dress; superficial decorations.
TREASON
"noun.
TRITE
Cliched, used so often that the meaning has worn off.
TROTH
"noun.
TRUCULENCE
aggressiveness, ferocity
TURNCOAT
"noun.
TUTELAGE
"noun.
TYRO
"noun.
ULTERIOR
Farther away, not central; hidden, going beyond what is said openly.
UNCOUTH
"adj.
UNCTION
The act of anointing or rubbing with an oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes or as a symbol of consecration.
UNDULY
"adj.
UNFEIGNED
Genuine, without deception, without hypocrisy.
UNKEMPT
Not combed, dishevelled [untidy, neglected]
UNREQUITED
Not repaid or returned
URSINE
"adj.
USURP
To seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right.
VACILATE
waver, fluctuate
VAGABOND
One who moves from place to place without a settled habitation; a homeless wanderer
VAGARY
"noun.
VANTAGE
"noun.
VAPID
Insipid; flat; dull; unanimated
VEHEMENT
"adj.
VENAL
"adj.
VENERATE
revere
VERACIOUS
truthful
VERBOSE
Using or containing more words than are necessary.
VIABLE
practical or workable, capable of maintaining life
VILIFY
To defame, malign, slander; to make vile, to debase, to degrade, to disgrace.
VINDICATE
"Vindicate (verb)
VISCOUS
"adj.
VISIONARY
A dreamer; one whose imagination overpowers his reason; one with impractical ideas
VITIATE
"verb.
VITREOUS
"adj.
VITRIOL
"noun.
VITUPERATIVE
Containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding.
VOGUE:
The way or fashion of people at any particular time.
VOLATILE
changeable, explosive, evaporating rapidly
VOLUBLE
"adj.
VOLUPTUOUS
Sensuous; directed toward the pleasure of the senses.
VORACIOUS:
Greedy in eating, eager to devour and swallow.
WAFFLE
To speak or write in a vague manner; to be unable to decide between things.
WANTON
"adj.
WARRANTED
justified, authorized
WARY
very cautious
WELTER:
To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over
WHIMSICAL
capricious, fanciful
WHIMSY
"noun.
WHORL
Anything with a spiraled or coiled [coil: wind into rings or spirals] appearance.
WOE
"noun.
WRATH
Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage; fury; ire.
WRIT
That which is written; writing; scripture
ZANY
Comical in a foolish or slapstick way.
ZEALOT
fanatic, person who shows excessive zeal