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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
aesthetic
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
aggregate
gather; accumulate
alacrity
cheerful promptness; eagerness
alleviate
relieve
amalgamate
combine; unite in one body
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning
ambivanlence
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
ameliorate
improve
anachronism
something or someone misplaced in time
analogous
comparable
anarchy
absence of governing body; state of disorder
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
antipathy
aversion; dislike
apathy
lack of caring; indiffernce
appease
pacify or soothe; relieve
apprise
inform
appropriate
acquire
arduous
hard; stenuous
artless
without guile
ascetic
practicing self-denial
assiduous
diligent
assuage
ease or lessen
attenuate
make thinner; weaken or lessen
audacious
daring or bold
skywalker and leia made their audacious leap to freedom
austere
forbiddingly stern
holocaust
autonomous
self-governing
aver
assert confidently or declare; as used in law to state formally as a fact
psychic, earthquake, no need for machine, he averred that
banal
commonplace, trite, lacking originality
slipping on a banana peel in a comedy is banal
belie
contradict; give a false impression
dan
beneficent
kindly; doing good
bolster
support; reinforce
bombastic
pompous; using inflated language
boorish
rude; insensitive
burgeon
grow forth; send out buds
plants burgeon
burnish
make shiny by rubbing
burnish shoes
buttress
support; prop up
cacophonous
inharmonious; discordant
students tuning instruments
capricious
unpredictable; fickle
me before niraj
castigation
punishment; severe criticism
catalyst
agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged
caustic
burning; sarcastically biting
chicanery
trickery
coagulate
thicken; congeal; clot
coda
concluding section of a musical or literary composition
cogent
convincing
good reasons
commensuate
corresponding in extent, degree, amount, proportionate
teaching scale
compendium
brief; comprehensive summary
this study guide
complaisant
trying to please
approbation
approval
children seek this
compliant
yielding; conforming to requirements
conciliatory
reconciling; soothing
condone
overlook, forgive
confound
confuse; puzzle
connoisseur
person competent to act as a judge of art
contention
claim; thesis
contentious
quarrelsome
contrite
penitent
conundrum
riddle; difficult problem
converge
approach; tend to meet; come together
convuluted
coiled around; involved; intricate
craven
cowardly
daunt
intimidate; frighten
decorum
propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners
default
failure to act
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
ministers wishes during a weding ceremony
delineate
portray; depict; sketch
denigrate
blacken
deride
ridicule; make fun of
what i do to my students
derivative
unoriginal; obtained from another source
desiccate
dry up
smoked meats
desultory
aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
deterrent
something that discourages; hindrance
diatribe
bitter scolding
dichotomy
split; branching into two paths
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy; rambling; spread out
digression
wandering away from the subject
dirge
lament with music
disabuse
correct a false impression; undeceive
discerning
mentally quick and observant; having insight
discordant
not harmonious; conflicting
discredit
defame; destroy confidence in
dicrepancy
lack of consistency; differernce
discrete
separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts
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
why take dance lessons
disseminate
distribute; spread; scatter
dissolution
disintegration; looseness in morals
dissonance
discord; opposite of harmony
distend
expand; swell
distill
purify; refine; concentrate
divest
strip; deprive
diverge
vary; go in different directions from the same point
document
provide written evidence
dogmatic
opininated; arbitary; doctrinal
dormant
sleeping; lethargic;latent
dupe
someone easily fooled
ebullient
showing excitement
eclectic
selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
efficany
power to produce desired effect
effrontery
impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptousness
elegy
poem or song expressing lamentation
elicit
draw out by discussion
embellish
adorn; enhance
empirical
based on experience
emulate
imitate; rival
endemic
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
enervate
weaken
engender
cause; produce
enhance
increase; improve
ephemeral
short lived;fleeting
equanimity
calmness of temperament; composure
equivocate
lie; mislead
erudite
learned; scholarly
esoteric
hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
eulogy
expression of praise; often on the occasion of someone's death
euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
passed away
exacerbate
worsen
exculpate
clear from blame
exigency
urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention
extrapolation
projection; conjecture
facetious
joking; often inappropriately; humorous
facilitate
to help bring about
fallacious
false; misleading
fatuous
brainless; inane; foolish yet smug
fawning
trying to please by behaving obsequiously, flattering or cringing
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
omer was this for any mc event
fervor
passion; intensity of feeling
flag
droop; grow feeble
fledgling
inexperienced
flout
reject; mock; show contempt for
foment
stir up; instigate
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
frugality
thrift; economy
futile
useless; hopeless
gainsay
deny
garrulous
loquacious; wordy; talkative
goad
urged
gouge
overcharge
grandiloquent
pompous; bombastic; using high sounding language
gregarious
sociable
parsimony
stinginess
scad
a great quanitity
lackluster
dull
abrogate
abolish
apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
chary
cautious; sparing or restraint about giving
stilted
pompous
quixotic
idealistic but impractical
mirth
merriment; laughter
restiveness
restlessly impatient
hallow
bless; consecrate
harbinger
forerunner; first
luminary
celebrity; dignitary
begrudge
resent
bilk
swindle; cheat
paltry
insignificant; petty
virulence
extremely poisonour; hostile; bitter
asperity
sharpness of temper
encumber
burden
guileless
without deceit
gullible
easily deceived
harangue
long, passionate and vehement speech
homogeneous
of the same kind
hyperbole
exaggeration; overstatement
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
idolatry
worship of idols
immutable
unchangeable
impair
injure; hurt
impassive
without feeling
impede
hinder; block
impermeable
not permitting passage through its substance
imperturbable
calm; placid
impervious
incapable of being damaged or distressed
implacable
incapable of being pacified
implicit
understood but not stated
implode
burst inward
inadvertently
unintentionally
inchoate
recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
incongruity
lack of harmony; absurdity
inconsequential
insignificant; unimportant
incorporate
introduce something into a larger whole; combine; unite
indeterminate
uncertain; not cleared; fixed; indefinite
indigence
poverty
indolent
lazy
inert
inactive
ingenuous
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
inherent
firmly established by nature or habit
innocuous
harmless
insensible
unresponsive; unconscious
insinuate
hint; imply; creep in
insipid
lacking flavor; dull
insularity
narrow-minded isolation
intractable
unruly; stubborn; unyielding
intransiegence
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness
inundate
overwhelm; flood; submerge
inured
accustomed; hardened
to the alaskan weather
invective
abuse
irascible
irritable; easily angered
irresolute
uncertain how to act; weak
itinerary
plan of a trip
laconic
brief and to the point
lassitude
weariness
need a bath when you feel like this
latent
potential but undeveloped
laud
praise
levity
lack of seriousness or steadiness
lucid
easily understood; clear
magnaninity
generosity
malingerer
one who feigns illness to escape duty
maverick
rebel; conformist
mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest
misanthrope
one who hates mankind
mitigate
moderate; appease
negate
cancel out; nullify; deny
obdurate
stubborn
obsequisous
attentive
obviate
make unnecessary; get rid of
occlude
shut; close
officious
meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
onerous
burdensome
opprobrium
infamy; vilification
ostentatious
showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
paragon
model of perfection
pathological
having to do with a disease
paucity
scarcity
pedantic
showing off learning; bookish
penuary
servere poverty; stinginess
perennial
something long-lasting
perfunctory
superficial; not thorough; lacking interest
pervasive
spread throughout
phlegmatic
calm; not easily disturbed
piety
devoutness; reverence for god.
placate
pacify
precautious
uncertain; risky
precipitate
rash; premature
precursor
forerunner
prevaricate
lie
pristine
characteristicof earlier times
probity
unrighness; incorruptability
prodigal
wasteful; reckless with money
propitiate
appease
propriety
fitness; correct conduct
proscribe
ostrasize, banish, outlaw
qualified
limited; restricted
quibble
minor objection or complaint
rarefied
made less dense (of gas)
recalcitrant
stubborn; determined to resist authority
recondite
abtruse; profound; secret
refractory
stubborn; unmanageable
relegate
banish to an inferior position
reproach
express disapproval or disappointment
reprobate
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency.
repudiate
disown; disavow
resolution
determination
reticent
reserved, uncommunicative; inclined to silence
sage
person celebrated for wisdom
salubrious
healthful
sanctions
approve; ratify
satiate
satisfy fully
solicitious
worried, concerned
soporific
sleep causing; marked by sleepiness
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
stolid
dull; impassive
strut
supporting bar
supposition
hypothesis; surmise
tacit
understood but not in words
tangential
peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing
tenuous
thin; rare; slim
torpor
lethargy
tortuous
winding; full of curves
transgression
violation of a law
truculence
agressiveness; ferocity
veracious
truthfullness
viscous
sticky; gluey
vituperative
abusive; scolding
welter
turmoil