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aberrant
Markedly different from an accepted norm.
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
ablution
A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abrogate
To abolish, repeal.
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
accede
To agree.
acquiesce
To comply; submit.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
adage
An old saying.
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
admonition
Gentle reproof.
adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
affable
Easy to approach.
aggrandize
To cause to appear greatly.
aggravate
To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
agile
Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
agog
In eager desire.
alacrity
Cheerful willingness.
alcove
A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
alleviate
To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
aloof
Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
amalgamate
To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
ambidextrous
Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
ambiguous
Having a double meaning.
ameliorate
To relieve, as from pain or hardship
anathema
Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
animadversion
The utterance of criticism or censure.
animosity
Hatred.
antediluvian
Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
antidote
Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
aplomb
Confidence; coolness.
apocryphal
Of doubtful authority or authenticity.
apogee
The climax.
apostate
False.
apotheosis
Deification.
apparition
Ghost.
appease
To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
apposite
Appropriate.
apprise
To give notice to; to inform.
approbation
Sanction.
arboreal
Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
ardor
Intensity of passion or affection.
argot
A specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
arrant
Notoriously bad.
ascetic
Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
ascribe
To assign as a quality or attribute.
asperity
Harshness or roughness of temper.
assiduous
Unceasing; persistent
assuage
To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
astringent
Harsh in disposition or character.
astute
Keen in discernment.
atonement
Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
audacious
Fearless.
augury
Omen
auspicious
Favorable omen
austere
Severely simple; unadorned.
autocrat
Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
auxiliary
One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
avarice
Passion for getting and keeping riches.
aver
To avouch, justify or prove
aversion
A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
avow
To declare openly.
baleful
Malignant.
banal
Commonplace.
bask
To make warm by genial heat.
beatify
To make supremely happy.
bedaub
To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
bellicose
Warlike.
belligerent
Manifesting a warlike spirit.
benefactor
A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
benevolence
Any act of kindness or well-doing.
benign
Good and kind of heart.
berate
To scold severely.
bewilder
To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
blandishment
Flattery intended to persuade.
blatant
Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
blithe
Joyous.
boisterous
Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
bolster
To support, as something wrong.
bombast
Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
boorish
Rude.
breach
The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
brittle
Fragile.
broach
To mention, for the first time.
bumptious
Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
buoyant
Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
burnish
To make brilliant or shining.
cabal
A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cacophony
A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
cajole
To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
callow
Without experience of the world.
calumny
Slander.
candid
Straightforward.
cant
To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
capacious
Roomy.
capitulate
To surrender or stipulate terms.
captious
Hypercritical.
castigate
To punish.
cataract
Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
caustic
Sarcastic and severe.
censure
To criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval.
centurion
A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
chagrin
Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
chary
Careful; wary; cautious.
chicanery
The use of trickery to deceive.
circumlocution
Indirect or roundabout expression.
coddle
To treat as a baby or an invalid.
coerce
To force.
coeval
Existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
cogent
Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
cogitate
Consider carefully and deeply; ponder.
cognizant
Taking notice.
colloquial
Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
collusion
A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
comestible
Fit to be eaten.
commemorate
To serve as a remembrance of.
complaisance
Politeness.
complement
To make complete.
comport
To conduct or behave (oneself).
compunction
Remorseful feeling.
conceit
Self-flattering opinion.
conciliatory
Tending to reconcile.
concord
Harmony.
concur
To agree.
condense
To abridge.
conflagration
A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
confluence
The place where streams meet.
congeal
To coagulate.
conjoin
To unite.
connoisseur
A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
console
To comfort.
conspicuous
Clearly visible.
consternation
Panic.
constrict
To bind.
consummate
To bring to completion.
contiguous
Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
contrite
Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
contumacious
Rebellious.
copious
Plenteous.
cornucopia
The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
corporeal
Of a material nature; physical.
correlate
To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
corroboration
Confirmation.
counterfeit
Made to resemble something else.
countervail
To offset.
covert
Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
cower
To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
crass
Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
credulous
Easily deceived.
cupidity
Avarice.
cursory
Rapid and superficial.
curtail
To cut off or cut short.
cynosure
That to which general interest or attention is directed.
dearth
Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
defer
To delay or put off to some other time.
deign
To deem worthy of notice or account.
deleterious
Hurtful, morally or physically.
delineate
To represent by sketch or diagram.
deluge
To overwhelm with a flood of water.
demagogue
An unprincipled politician.
denizen
Inhabitant.
denouement
That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
deplete
To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
deposition
Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
deprave
To render bad, especially morally bad.
deprecate
To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
deride
To ridicule.
derision
Ridicule.
derivative
Coming or acquired from some origin.
descry
To discern.
desiccant
Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
desuetude
A state of disuse or inactivity.
desultory
Not connected with what precedes.
deter
To frighten away.
dexterity
Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
diaphanous
Transparent.
diatribe
A bitter or malicious criticism.
didactic
Pertaining to teaching.
diffidence
Self-distrust.
diffident
Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
dilate
To enlarge in all directions.
dilatory
Tending to cause delay.
disallow
To withhold permission or sanction.
discomfit
To put to confusion.
disconcert
To disturb the composure of.
disconsolate
Hopelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless.
discountenance
To look upon with disfavor.
discredit
To injure the reputation of.
discreet
Judicious.
disheveled
Disordered; disorderly; untidy.
dissemble
To hide by pretending something different.
disseminate
To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
dissent
Disagreement.
dissolution
A breaking up of a union of persons.
distraught
Bewildered.
divulge
To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
dogmatic
Making statements without argument or evidence.
dormant
Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
dubious
Doubtful.
duplicity
Double-dealing.
earthenware
Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
ebullient
Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
edacious
Given to eating.
edible
Suitable to be eaten.
educe
To draw out.
effete
Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
efficacy
The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
effrontery
Unblushing impudence.
effulgence
Splendor.
egregious
Extreme.
egress
Any place of exit.
elegy
A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
elicit
To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
elucidate
To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
emaciate
To waste away in flesh.
embellish
To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
embezzle
To misappropriate secretly.
emblazon
To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
encomium
A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
encumbrance
A burdensome and troublesome load.
endemic
Peculiar to some specified country or people.
enervate
To render ineffective or inoperative.
engender
To produce.
engrave
To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
enigma
A riddle.
enmity
Hatred.
entangle
To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
entreat
To ask for or request earnestly.
Epicurean
Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
epithet
Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
epitome
A simplified representation.
equable
Equal and uniform; also, serene.
equanimity
Evenness of mind or temper.
equanimity
Calmness; composure.
equilibrium
A state of balance.
equivocal
Ambiguous.
equivocate
To use words of double meaning.
eradicate
To destroy thoroughly.
errant
Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
erratic
Irregular.
erroneous
Incorrect.
erudite
Very-learned.
eschew
To keep clear of.
espy
To keep close watch.
eulogy
A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
euphonious
Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
evanescent
Fleeting.
evince
To make manifest or evident.
evoke
To call or summon forth.
exacerbate
To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
exculpate
To relieve of blame.
exhaustive
Thorough and complete in execution.
exigency
A critical period or condition.
exigency
State of requiring immediate action; also, an urgent situation; also, that which is required in a
exorbitant
Going beyond usual and proper limits.
expatiate
To speak or write at some length.
expedient
Contributing to personal advantage.
expiate
To make satisfaction or amends for.
explicate
To clear from involvement.
expostulate
To discuss.
expropriate
To deprive of possession; also, to transfer (another's property) to oneself.
extant
Still existing and known.
extempore
Without studied or special preparation.
extenuate
To diminish the gravity or importance of.
extinct
Being no longer in existence.
extinguish
To render extinct.
extirpate
To root out; to eradicate.
extol
To praise in the highest terms.
extort
To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
extraneous
Having no essential relation to a subject.
exuberance
Rich supply.
facetious
Amusing.
facile
Not difficult to do.
factious
Turbulent.
fallacious
Illogical.
fatuous
Idiotic
fawn
A young deer.
feint
Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.
felon
A criminal or depraved person.
ferocity
Savageness.
fervid
Intense.
fervor
Ardor or intensity of feeling.
fidelity
Loyalty.
finesse
Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
flamboyant
Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
flippant
Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
florid
Flushed with red.
flout
To treat with contempt.
foible
A personal weakness or failing.
foment
To nurse to life or activity; to encourage.
foppish
Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
forbearance
Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
forfeit
To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
forgery
Counterfeiting.
forswear
To renounce upon oath.
fragile
Easily broken.
frantic
Frenzied.
frugal
Economical.
fugacious
Fleeting.
fulminate
To cause to explode.
fulsome
Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
gainsay
To contradict; to deny.
gamut
The whole range or sequence.
garrulous
Given to constant trivial talking.
germane
Relevant.
gesticulate
To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
glimmer
A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
gossamer
Flimsy.
gourmand
A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
grandiloquent
Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
gregarious
Sociable, outgoing
grievous
Creating affliction.
guile
Duplicity.
gullible
Credulous.
halcyon
Calm.
harangue
A tirade.
harbinger
One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
head
Adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
heinous
Odiously sinful.
heresy
An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
heterogeneous
Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
hirsute
Having a hairy covering.
hoodwink
To deceive.
hospitable
Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
hypocrisy
Extreme insincerity.
iconoclast
An image-breaker.
idiosyncrasy
A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
ignoble
Low in character or purpose.
ignominious
Shameful.
illicit
Unlawful.
imbroglio
A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
imbue
To dye; to instill profoundly.
immaculate
Without spot or blemish.
imminent
Dangerous and close at hand.
immutable
Unchangeable.
impair
To cause to become less or worse.
impassive
Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
impecunious
Having no money.
impede
To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
imperative
Obligatory.
imperious
Insisting on obedience.
imperturbable
Calm.
impervious
Impenetrable.
impetuous
Impulsive.
impiety
Irreverence toward God.
implacable
Incapable of being pacified.
implicate
To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
implicit
Implied.
importunate
Urgent in character, request, or demand.
importune
To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
impromptu
Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
improvident
Lacking foresight or thrift.
impugn
To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
impute
To attribute.
inadvertent
Accidental.
inane
Silly.
incessant
Unceasing.
inchoate
Incipient.
incipient
Initial.
incite
To rouse to a particular action.
incongruous
Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
inculcate
To teach by frequent repetitions.
indelible
That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
indigence
Poverty.
indigenous
Native.
indistinct
Vague.
indolence
Laziness.
indolent
Habitually inactive or idle.
indomitable
Unconquerable.
indulgent
Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
ineffable
Unutterable.
ineluctable
Impossible to avoid.
inept
Not fit or suitable.
inexorable
Unrelenting.
infuse
To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
ingenuous
Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
inimical
Adverse.
innocuous
Harmless.
inscrutable
Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
insensible
Imperceptible.
insinuate
To imply.
insipid
Tasteless.
insouciant
Nonchalant.
insurrection
The state of being in active resistance to authority.
interdict
Authoritative act of prohibition.
interim
Time between acts or periods.
intransigent
Not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course.
intrepid
Fearless and bold.
introspection
The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
inundate
To fill with an overflowing abundance.
inure
To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
invalid
One who is disabled by illness or injury.
invective
An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
inveigh
To utter vehement censure or invective.
inveterate
Habitual.
invidious
Showing or feeling envy.
invincible
Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
iota
A small or insignificant mark or part.
irascible
Prone to anger.
irate
Moved to anger.
ire
Wrath.
irksome
Wearisome.
itinerant
Wandering.
itinerate
To wander from place to place.
jocular
Inclined to joke.
jovial
Merry.
judicious
Prudent.
junta
A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
lachrymose
Given to shedding tears.
lackadaisical
Listless.
languid
Relaxed.
lascivious
Lustful.
lassitude
Lack of vitality or energy.
latent
Dormant.
laudable
Praiseworthy.
laudatory
Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
legacy
A bequest.
levee
An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
levity
Frivolity.
lexicon
A dictionary.
libel
Defamation.
licentious
Wanton.
lien
A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
listless
Inattentive.
lithe
Supple.
loquacious
Talkative.
lugubrious
Indicating sorrow, often ridiculously.
luminary
One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
lustrous
Shining.
malaise
A condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
malcontent
One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
malevolence
Ill will.
malign
To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
malleable
Pliant.
massacre
The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
maudlin
Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
mawkish
Sickening or insipid.
mellifluous
Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
mendacious
Untrue.
mendicant
A beggar.
meretricious
Alluring by false or gaudy show.
mesmerize
To hypnotize.
meticulous
Over-cautious.
mettle
Courage.
mettlesome
Having courage or spirit.
microcosm
The world or universe on a small scale.
mien
The external appearance or manner of a person.
mischievous
Fond of tricks.
miscreant
A villain.
miser
A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
misnomer
A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
moderation
Temperance.
modicum
A small or token amount.
mollify
To soothe.
molt
To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
monomania
The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
morbid
Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
mordant
Biting.
moribund
On the point of dying.
morose
Gloomy.
multifarious
Having great diversity or variety.
mundane
Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
munificent
Extraordinarily generous.
myriad
A vast indefinite number.
nadir
The lowest point.
nefarious
Wicked in the extreme.
negligent
Apt to omit what ought to be done.
neophyte
Having the character of a beginner.
noisome
Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
nostrum
Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
noxious
Hurtful.
nugatory
Having no power or force.
obdurate
Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
obfuscate
To darken; to obscure.
oblique
Slanting; said of lines.
obsequious
Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
obstreperous
Boisterous.
obtrude
To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obtrusive
Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obviate
To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
odious
Hateful.
odium
A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
officious
Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
ominous
Portentous.
onerous
Burdensome or oppressive.
onus
A burden or responsibility.
opprobrium
The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
ossify
To convert into bone.
ostentation
A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
ostracism
Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
ostracize
To exclude from public or private favor.
palate
The roof of the mouth.
palatial
Magnificent.
palliate
To cause to appear less guilty.
palpable
Perceptible by feeling or touch.
panacea
A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
panegyric
A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
panoply
A full set of armor.
paragon
A model of excellence.
Pariah
A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
paroxysm
A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
parsimonious
Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
partisan
Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
pathos
The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
paucity
Fewness.
peccadillo
A small breach of propriety or principle.
pedestrian
One who journeys on foot.
pellucid
Translucent.
penchant
A bias in favor of something.
penurious
Excessively sparing in the use of money.
penury
Indigence.
peregrination
A wandering.
peremptory
Precluding question or appeal.
perfidy
Treachery.
perfunctory
Half-hearted.
peripatetic
Walking about.
perjury
A solemn assertion of a falsity.
permeate
To pervade.
pernicious
Tending to kill or hurt.
persiflage
Banter.
perspicacity
Acuteness or discernment.
perturbation
Mental excitement or confusion.
petrify
To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
petulant
Displaying impatience.
phlegmatic
Not easily roused to feeling or action.
physiognomy
The external appearance merely.
pious
Religious.
pique
To excite a slight degree of anger in.
placate
To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
platitude
A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
plea
An argument to obtain some desired action.
plenary
Entire.
plethora
Excess; superabundance.
plumb
A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
plummet
A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
poignant
Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
polyglot
Speaking several tongues.
ponderous
Unusually weighty or forcible.
portend
To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
portent
Anything that indicates what is to happen.
precarious
Perilous.
preclude
To prevent.
precocious
Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
predominate
To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
premature
Coming too soon.
presage
To foretell.
prescience
Knowledge of events before they take place.
presumption
That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
preternatural
Extraordinary.
prevalent
Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
prevaricate
To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
prim
Stiffly proper.
pristine
Primitive.
probity
Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
proclivity
A natural inclination.
procrastination
Delay.
prodigal
One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
prodigious
Immense.
profligacy
Shameless viciousness.
profligate
Recklessly wasteful
profuse
Produced or displayed in overabundance.
prolix
Verbose.
propinquity
Nearness.
propitious
Kindly disposed.
prosaic
Unimaginative.
proscribe
To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
protuberant
Bulging.
provident
Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
prudence
Caution.
puerile
Childish.
pugnacious
Quarrelsome.
punctilious
Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.
pungency
The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
pusillanimous
Without spirit or bravery.
pyre
A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
qualm
A fit of nausea.
quandary
A puzzling predicament.
quibble
An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
quiescence
Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
quiescent
Being in a state of repose or inaction.
Quixotic
Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
quotidian
Of an everyday character; ordinary.
raconteur
A person skilled in telling stories.
ramify
To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
rapacious
Sieze by force, avaricious
raucous
Harsh.
reactionary
Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
rebuff
A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
recalcitrant
Marked by stubborn resistance.
recant
To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
reciprocity
Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
recluse
One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
recondite
Incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding.
recrudescent
Becoming raw or sore again.
recuperate
To recover.
redoubtable
Formidable.
redress
To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
refractory
Not amenable to control.
regale
To give unusual pleasure.
regicide
The killing of a king or sovereign.
reiterate
To say or do again and again.
relapse
To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
remonstrate
To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
renovate
To restore after deterioration, as a building.
repast
A meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
repel
To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
repine
To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
reprobate
One abandoned to depravity and sin.
repudiate
To refuse to have anything to do with.
repulsive
Grossly offensive.
requisite
Necessary.
requite
To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
rescind
To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
resilience
The power of springing back to a former position
resonance
Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
respite
Interval of rest.
restive
Resisting control.
retinue
The group of people who accompany an important person during travels.
revere
To regard with worshipful veneration.
reverent
Humble.
ribald
Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
risible
Capable of exciting laughter.
rotund
Round from fullness or plumpness.
ruffian
A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
ruminate
To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
sagacious
Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
salacious
Having strong sexual desires.
salient
Standing out prominently.
salubrious
Healthful; promoting health.
salutary
Beneficial.
sanction
To approve authoritatively.
sanguine
Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
sardonic
Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
satiate
To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
satyr
A very lascivious person.
savor
To perceive by taste or smell.
scabbard
The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
scintilla
The faintest ray.
scribble
Hasty, careless writing.
sedulous
Persevering in effort or endeavor.
sequence
The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
severance
Separation.
shrewd
Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
sinecure
Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
sinuous
Curving in and out.
skiff
Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
sluggard
A person habitually lazy or idle.
solace
Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
solvent
Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
somniferous
Tending to produce sleep.
somnolent
Sleepy.
sonorous
Resonant.
sophistry
Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
soporific
Causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
sordid
Filthy, morally degraded
specious
Plausible.
spurious
Not genuine.
squalid
Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
stanch
To stop the flowing of; to check.
stigma
A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
stingy
Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
stolid
Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
submerge
To place or plunge under water.
subterfuge
Evasion.
succinct
Concise.
sumptuous
Rich and costly.
supercilious
Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
superfluous
Being more than is needed.
supernumerary
Superfluous.
supersede
To displace.
supine
Lying on the back.
supplicate
To beg.
suppress
To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
surcharge
An additional amount charged.
surfeit
To feed to fullness or to satiety.
susceptibility
A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
sybarite
A luxurious person.
sycophant
A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
synopsis
A syllabus or summary.
taciturn
Disinclined to conversation.
taut
Stretched tight.
temerity
Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness.
terse
Pithy.
timorous
Lacking courage.
torpid
Dull; sluggish; inactive.
torrid
Excessively hot.
tortuous
Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
tractable
Easily led or controlled.
transgress
To break a law.
transient
One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
transitory
Existing for a short time only.
travail
Hard or agonizing labor.
travesty
A grotesque imitation.
trenchant
Cutting deeply and quickly.
trepidation
Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
trite
Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
truculence
Ferocity.
truculent
Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
turbid
In a state of turmoil; muddled
turgid
Swollen.
turpitude
Depravity.
tutelage
The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
tyro
One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
ubiquitous
Being present everywhere.
ulterior
Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
umbrage
A sense of injury.
unctuous
Oily.
undermine
To subvert in an underhand way.
undulate
To move like a wave or in waves.
untoward
Causing annoyance or hindrance.
upbraid
To reproach as deserving blame.
vagary
A sudden desire or action
vainglory
Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
valorous
Courageous.
vapid
Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
variegated
Having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied.
vehement
Very eager or urgent.
venal
Mercenary, corrupt.
veneer
Outside show or elegance.
venial
That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
veracious
Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
veracity
Truthfulness.
verbiage
Use of many words without necessity.
verbose
Wordy.
verdant
Green with vegetation.
veritable
Real; true; genuine.
vestige
A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
vicissitude
A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
vigilance
Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
vigilant
Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
virago
Loud talkative women, strong statured women
virtu
Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
visage
The face, countenance, or look of a person.
vitiate
To contaminate.
vituperate
To overwhelm with wordy abuse.
vivify
To endue with life.
vociferous
Making a loud outcry.
volatile
Changeable.
voluble
Having great fluency in speaking.
wean
To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
whimsical
Capricious.
winsome
Attractive.
Zeitgeist
The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.