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abash
humiliate, embarrass
abdicate
relinquish power or position
aberrant
abnormal
abet
aid, encourage (typically of crime)
abeyance
postponement
aboriginal
indigenous
abridge
shorten
abstemious
moderate
acclimate
accustom oneself to a climate
accost
to approach and speak to someone
acquiesce
agree passively
acumen
insight
adamant
insistent
admonish
warn gently
adulterate
contaminate, corrupt
adversity
hardship
aegis
that which protects
aesthetic
pleasing to the senses, beautiful
affable
friendly
affinity
fondness
aggregate
total, collect
aghast
horrified
alacrity
swiftness
alienate
estrange, antagonize
alleviate
lessen, assuage
ambiguous
unclear
altruism
benevolence, generosity
amalgamation
mixture
ambivalence
conflicting emotions
amenable
agreeable
amorphous
shapeless
anachronistic
out of historical order
analogous
similar
anarchy
absence of government
anathema
curse
animus
hate
anomalous
abnormal
antipathy
repulsion, hatred
antipodal
exactly opposite
antiquated
outdated, obsolete
apathy
indifference
appease
pacify
approbation
approval
artless
naive, simple
ascetic
self-denying
assiduous
hard-working
assimilate
absorb
audacity
boldness
auspicious
favorable
austere
harsh, Spartan
autonomous
self-governing
avarice
greed
axiom
self-evident truth
banal
trite
belie
misrepresent
belittle
disparage
bellicose
warlike
benefactor
patron
boisterous
noisy
boor
vulgar person
bourgeois
middle class
bucolic
rustic
buttress
support
cachet
prestige
cacophony
dissonance, harsh noise
callow
inexperienced
canon
rule
capacious
spacious
capitulate
surrender
castigate
criticize
cathartic
purgative, purifying
catholic
universal, worldly
caustic
scathing (of speech)
censure
condemn
chagrin
embarrassment
charlatan
quack
chary
cautious
coagulate
thicken
coda
concluding passage
cogent
well-put, convincing
collusion
conspiracy
commensurate
proportionate
commiserate
empathize
compensatory
redeeming
compliant
submissive
conciliatory
reconciling
condone
overlook wrong doing
conducive
helping
connoisseur
an expert, gourmet
consensus
general agreement
contentious
argumentative
conundrum
puzzle, enigma
convoluted
twisted, complicated
covenant
agreement, pact
covert
secret
credence
belief
credulous
believing
cynical
scornful of the motives of others
dauntless
courageous
dearth
scarcity
defamation
slander
deference
courteously yielding to another
deleterious
harmful
delineate
draw a line around, describe
demur
take exception
denigrate
defame
deprecate
belittle
desiccate
dehydrate
despot
tyrant
destitute
poor
desultory
without direction in life
deterrent
hindrance
devoid
empty
devout
pious
diatribe
long denunciation
dichotomy
a division into two parts
didactic
instructional
diffident
shy
digress
ramble
disabuse
correct a misconception
discerning
observant
discord
lack of harmony
discrete
separate
discretion
prudence
disingenuous
deceptive
disparate
various
disseminate
distribute
dissent
disagree
dissolution
disintegration
dissonance
discord
distend
swell
divest
strip, deprive
divulge
disclose
dogmatic
certain, unchanging in opinion
dormant
asleep
eclectic
from many sources
efficacy
effectiveness
effigy
likeness, mannequin
effloresce
to bloom
effrontery
insolence
elicit
provoke
eloquent
well-spoken
emancipate
liberate
embellish
exaggerate
endemic
peculiar to a particular region
enervate
weaken
engender
generate
ennui
boredom
enumerate
count
esoteric
known by only a few
esthetic
artistic
euphemism
genteel expression
euphoria
elation
evanescent
fleeting, very brief
exacerbate
worsen
exasperate
irritate
exhibitionist
one who draws attention to himself
exonerate
free from blame
expedite
hasten
extemporize
improvise
extol
praise highly
facetious
joking, sarcastic
facilitate
make easier
fallacy
false belief
fathom
understand
fervor
intensity
fickle
always changing one's mind
filibuster
long speech
fledgling
just beginning, struggling
flout
to show disregard for the law or rules
foment
instigate
forsake
abandon
fortuitous
lucky
foster
encourage
frugal
thrifty
fulminate
denounce, menace
furtive
stealthy
gainsay
contradict
germane
relevant
glib
insincere manner
gratuitous
unwarranted, uncalled for
gregarious
sociable
halcyon
serene
hamper
obstruct
harangue
tirade
harry
harass
hedonism
excessive pursuit of pleasure in life
hegemony
authority, domination
histrionic
overly dramatic
homogeneous
uniform
hyperbole
exaggeration
hypocritical
deceiving, two-faced
iconoclast
one who rails against sacred institutions
imminent
about to happen
idiosyncrasy
peculiarity
impecunious
indigent
imperative
vital, pressing
imperturbable
calm
impervious
impenetrable
impetuous
impulsive
implicit
implied
impolitic
unwise
impulsive
to act suddenly
impunity
exemption from harm
inadvertent
unintentional
incendiary
inflammatory
incipient
beginning
incontrovertible
indusputable
incorrigible
unreformable
indifferent
unconcerned
indigent
poor
indolent
lazy
indomitable
invincible
ineffable
inexpressible
inert
inactive
inherent
innate, inborn
inhibit
restrain
inimical
adverse, hostile
insatiable
gluttonous
insidious
treacherous
insipid
flat, dull
insufferable
unbearable
insular
narrow-minded
intangible
not perceptible by touch
internecine
mutually destructive
intractable
unmanageable
intrepid
fearless
inundate
flood
inure
accustom, habituate, harden
invective
verbal insult
inveigle
lure
irascible
irritable
irresolute
hesitant, uncertain
itinerary
route
judicious
prudent
laconic
brief, terse
lassitude
lethargy
laudatory
commendable
levity
frivolity
lucid
clearly understood
lurid
ghastly
Machiavellian
politically crafty, cunning
magnanimous
generous, kindhearted
magnate
a powerful, successful person
malevolence
bad intent, malice
malinger
shirk
malleable
moldable, tractable
misanthrope
hater of mankind
miscreant
evildoer
mitigate
lessen the severity
mundane
ordinary
nadir
lowest point
narcissism
self-love
nascent
incipient
neologism
newly coined expression
nonplus
confound
noxious
toxic
obfuscate
bewilder, muddle
obtuse
stupid
obviate
make unnecessary
odious
despicable
officious
forward, obtrusive
omnipotent
all-powerful
onerous
burdensome
opprobrium
disgrace
oscillate
waver
paean
a song of praise
paradigm
a model
paragon
standard of excellence
parody
imitation, ridicule
parsimonious
stingy
paucity
scarcity
pedagogical
pertaining to teaching
pedantic
bookish
penchant
inclination
penury
poverty
pernicious
destructive
perpetuity
eternity
perspicacious
keen
pervade
permeate
philanthropic
charitable
phlegmatic
sluggish
piety
devoutness
pious
devout, holy
piquant
tart-tasting, spicy
pithy
concise
platitude
trite remark
platonic
nonsexual
plethora
overabundance
polemic
a controversy
posthumous
after death
pragmatic
practical
precarious
dangerous, risky
precipitate
cause
precursor
forerunner
preponderance
predominance
presumptuous
assuming
pretentious
affected, inflated
pretext
excuse
prevaricate
lie
probity
integrity
problematic
uncertain
prodigal
wasteful
prodigious
marvelous, enormous
prodigy
a person with extraordinary ability or talent
profligate
licentious, prodigal
profound
deep, knowledgeable
profusion
overabundance
prolific
fruitful, productive
propensity
inclination
proportionate
commensurate
propriety
decorum
prosaic
uninspired, flat
proscribe
prohibit
protuberance
bulge
pundit
politically astute person
pungent
sharp smell of taste
qualms
misgivings
quash
put down, suppress
querulous
complaining
quixotic
impractical, romantic
raconteur
story teller
recalcitrant
stubborn
recant
retract
redoubtable
formidable, steadfast
refractory
obstinate
relegate
assign to an inferior position
renege
break a promise
renounce
disown
reprehensible
blameworthy
reproach
blame
reprobate
miscreant
repudiate
disavow
requisite
necessary
rescind
revoke
resolute
determined
reticent
reserved
retribution
reprisal
reverent
respectful
rhapsody
ecstasy
rhetoric
elocution, grandiloquence
sanctimonious
self-righteous
sanction
approval
sanguinary
gory, murderous
satiate
satisfy fully
satire
ridicule
schism
rift
secular
worldly, nonreligious
sedulous
diligent
severance
division
skeptical
doubtful
solicitous
considerate, concerned
solvent
financially sound
sophistry
specious reasoning
specious
false but plausible
spurious
false, conterfeit
squander
waster
stolid
impassive
stupefy
deaden, dumfound
stymie
hinder, thwart
sullen
sulky, sour
supercilious
arrogant
superfluous
overabundant
surfeit
overabundance
synthesis
combination
tacit
understood without being spoken
temerity
boldness
tenuous
thin, insubstantial
terse
concise
torpid
lethargic, inactive
tractable
docile, manageable
transient
fleeting, temporary
trenchant
incisive, penetrating
truculent
fierce, savage
ubiquitous
omnipresent, pervasive
ulterior
hidden, covert
untenable
cannot be achieved
untoward
perverse
urbane
refined, worldly
vacillate
waver
venerable
revered
veracity
truthfulness
verbose
wordy
vernacular
common speech
vex
annoy
viable
capable of surviving
vilify
defame
virulent
deadly, poisonous
vitriolic
scathing
vituperative
abusive
vivacious
lively
volatile
unstable
voluminous
bulky, extensive
voracious
hungry
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
zealot
fanatic