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TRANSMUTE (tranz-MYOOT)
To transform; specifically, to change from one nature, form, or substance into another, especially to a higher, better, or more refined one.
To transform; specifically, to change from one nature, form, or substance into another, especially to a higher, better, or more refined one.
TRANSMUTE (tranz-MYOOT)
ABSTRUSE [ab-STROOS]
Difficult to understand, hard to grasp mentally, deep, profound, incomprehensible, unfathomable.
Difficult to understand, hard to grasp mentally, deep, profound, incomprehensible, unfathomable.
ABSTRUSE [ab-STROOS]
EDIFY (ED-i-fy)
To instruct, improve, teach, enlighten; especially, to instruct or improve intellectually, morally, or spiritually.
To instruct, improve, teach, enlighten; especially, to instruct or improve intellectually, morally, or spiritually.
EDIFY (ED-i-fy)
SUPERCILIOUS (SOO-pur-SIL-ee-us)
Haughty, proud, scornful, contemptuous, disdainful.
Haughty, proud, scornful, contemptuous, disdainful.
SUPERCILIOUS (SOO-pur-SIL-ee-us)
DISSEMBLE (di-SEM-buul)
To disguise; conceal under a false appearance; speak or behave hypocritically; cover up the facts or one's true feelings or motives; mask under a pretense or deceptive manner.
To disguise; conceal under a false appearance; speak or behave hypocritically; cover up the facts or one's true feelings or motives; mask under a pretense or deceptive manner.
DISSEMBLE (di-SEM-buul)
VACUOUS (VAK-yoo-us)
Empty, vacant; devoid of substance, interest, intelligence, expression, or meaning.
Empty, vacant; devoid of substance, interest, intelligence, expression, or meaning.
VACUOUS (VAK-yoo-us)
CAPACIOUS (kuh-PAY-shus)
Roomy, spacious, ample, able to contain or hold a great deal.
Roomy, spacious, ample, able to contain or hold a great deal.
CAPACIOUS (kuh-PAY-shus)
MNEMONIC (ne-MAHN-ik)
Helping or pertaining to the memory, assisting or improving the ability to recall.
Helping or pertaining to the memory, assisting or improving the ability to recall.
MNEMONIC (ne-MAHN-ik)
SONOROUS (suh-NOR-us or SAHN-uh-rus)
Resonant; deep, full, and rich in sound; having, or capable of producing, a powerful,<br>impressive sound.
Resonant; deep, full, and rich in sound; having, or capable of producing, a powerful,<br>impressive sound.
SONOROUS (suh-NOR-us or SAHN-uh-rus)
ADMONISH (ad-MANN-ish)
To warn or notify of a fault or error, especially in conduct or attitude; to criticize or<br>reprove gently but earnestly.
To warn or notify of a fault or error, especially in conduct or attitude; to criticize or<br>reprove gently but earnestly.
ADMONISH (ad-MANN-ish)
PARADIGM (PAR-uh-dim or PAR-uh-dym)
An example, model, or pattern.
An example, model, or pattern.
PARADIGM (PAR-uh-dim or PAR-uh-dym)
CIRCUITOUS (sur-KYOO-i-tus)
Roundabout, indirect, not straightforward, following a roundabout and often extended<br>course.
Roundabout, indirect, not straightforward, following a roundabout and often extended<br>course.
CIRCUITOUS (sur-KYOO-i-tus)
VINDICATE (VIN-di-kayt)
To clear from blame, free from suspicion of wrongdoing or dishonor; uphold or maintain the truth or innocence of something or someone in the face of criticism or imputations of guilt.
To clear from blame, free from suspicion of wrongdoing or dishonor; uphold or maintain the truth or innocence of something or someone in the face of criticism or imputations of guilt.
VINDICATE (VIN-di-kayt)
BUCOLIC (byoo-KAHL-ik)
Rural, rustic, of or pertaining to country life.
Rural, rustic, of or pertaining to country life.
BUCOLIC (byoo-KAHL-ik)
OSTRACIZE (AHS-truh-syz)
To banish, send into exile, expel from a place; to bar, exclude, or reject from a group or from acceptance by society.
To banish, send into exile, expel from a place; to bar, exclude, or reject from a group or from acceptance by society.
OSTRACIZE (AHS-truh-syz)
PLETHORA (PLETH-uh-ruh)
An excess, surplus, overabundance, oversupply.
An excess, surplus, overabundance, oversupply.
PLETHORA (PLETH-uh-ruh)
PROCLIVITY (pro-KLIV-i-tee)
An inclination, liking, leaning; a strong natural bent or tendency, often toward something disagreeable, objectionable, or wicked.
An inclination, liking, leaning; a strong natural bent or tendency, often toward something disagreeable, objectionable, or wicked.
PROCLIVITY (pro-KLIV-i-tee)
COMMENSURATE (kuh-MEN-shur-it)
Proportionate, corresponding in amount, measure, or degree; also, equal, of the same size or extent. <br>
Proportionate, corresponding in amount, measure, or degree; also, equal, of the same size or extent. <br>
COMMENSURATE (kuh-MEN-shur-it)
INCESSANT (in-SES-int)
Constant, uninterrupted, continuous, unceasing.
Constant, uninterrupted, continuous, unceasing.
INCESSANT (in-SES-int)
SYCOPHANT (SIK-uh-fint)
A flatterer, parasite, toady, fawning follower, hanger-on.
A flatterer, parasite, toady, fawning follower, hanger-on.
SYCOPHANT (SIK-uh-fint)
TANGENTIAL (tan-JEN-shul)
Not closely related, only slightly connected, digressive, divergent.
Not closely related, only slightly connected, digressive, divergent.
TANGENTIAL (tan-JEN-shul)
TENABLE (TEN-uh-buul)
Defensible, reasonable; able to be defended, maintained, or upheld (as, a tenable law, a tenable reason).
Defensible, reasonable; able to be defended, maintained, or upheld (as, a tenable law, a tenable reason).
TENABLE (TEN-uh-buul)
IMPALPABLE (im-PAL-puh-buul)
Incapable of being felt or understood, not able to be perceived either by the sense of touch or by the mind.
Incapable of being felt or understood, not able to be perceived either by the sense of touch or by the mind.
IMPALPABLE (im-PAL-puh-buul)
ODIOUS (OH-dee-us)
Hateful, detestable, offensive, revolting, arousing strong dislike or aversion.
Hateful, detestable, offensive, revolting, arousing strong dislike or aversion.
ODIOUS (OH-dee-us)
UBIQUITOUS (yoo-BIK-wuh-tus)
Existing or seeming to exist everywhere at the same time.
Existing or seeming to exist everywhere at the same time.
UBIQUITOUS (yoo-BIK-wuh-tus)
RUMINATE (ROO-mi-nayt)
To turn over in the mind, think about again and again, consider carefully or at length.
To turn over in the mind, think about again and again, consider carefully or at length.
RUMINATE (ROO-mi-nayt)
REMUNERATION (ri-MYOO-nuh-RAY-shin)
Payment, compensation, or reward.
Payment, compensation, or reward.
REMUNERATION (ri-MYOO-nuh-RAY-shin)
PECCADILLO (PEK-uh-DIL-oh)
A small sin, slight offense, minor fault or flaw.
A small sin, slight offense, minor fault or flaw.
PECCADILLO (PEK-uh-DIL-oh)
SUPINE (soo-PYN)
Lying down on the back, with the face turned upward.
Lying down on the back, with the face turned upward.
SUPINE (soo-PYN)
BANAL (BAY-nul or buh-NAL)
Common, ordinary, unoriginal; flat, dull, and predictable; lacking freshness or zest.
Common, ordinary, unoriginal; flat, dull, and predictable; lacking freshness or zest.
BANAL (BAY-nul or buh-NAL)
HETERODOX (HET-ur-uh-dahks)
Having or expressing an opinion different from the accepted opinion; not in agreement with established doctrine or belief. <br>
Having or expressing an opinion different from the accepted opinion; not in agreement with established doctrine or belief. <br>
HETERODOX (HET-ur-uh-dahks)
GRANDILOQUENT (gran-DIL-uh-kwint)
Characterized by lofty, high-flown language; full of grand or high-sounding words.
Characterized by lofty, high-flown language; full of grand or high-sounding words.
GRANDILOQUENT (gran-DIL-uh-kwint)
LUGUBRIOUS (luh-GOO-bree-us)
Mournful and gloomy; expressing sadness or sorrow, often in an exaggerated, affected, or<br>ridiculous way.
Mournful and gloomy; expressing sadness or sorrow, often in an exaggerated, affected, or<br>ridiculous way.
LUGUBRIOUS (luh-GOO-bree-us)
INFINITESIMAL (IN-fin-i-TES-i-mul)
Too small to be measured or calculated.
Too small to be measured or calculated.
INFINITESIMAL (IN-fin-i-TES-i-mul)
GOAD (GOHD, rhymes with road)
To prod or urge to action, stimulate, arouse, stir up.
To prod or urge to action, stimulate, arouse, stir up.
GOAD (GOHD, rhymes with road)
MALINGER (muh-LING-gur)
To pretend to be sick or incapacitated so as to avoid work or duty; to shirk or dodge responsibility by feigning illness or inability.<br>
To pretend to be sick or incapacitated so as to avoid work or duty; to shirk or dodge responsibility by feigning illness or inability.<br>
MALINGER (muh-LING-gur)
AVER (uh-VUR)
To state positively, declare with confidence.
To state positively, declare with confidence.
AVER (uh-VUR)
CACOPHONY (kuh-KAHF-uh-nee)
A harsh, jarring sound, especially a harsh and unpleasant blend of sounds.
A harsh, jarring sound, especially a harsh and unpleasant blend of sounds.
CACOPHONY (kuh-KAHF-uh-nee)
REFRACTORY (ri-FRAK-tur-ee)
Stubborn and disobedient, actively resisting authority or control, unruly, impossible to work with or manage.<br>
Stubborn and disobedient, actively resisting authority or control, unruly, impossible to work with or manage.<br>
REFRACTORY (ri-FRAK-tur-ee)
ICONOCLAST (eye-KAHN-uh-klast)
A person who attacks cherished or popular beliefs, traditions, or institutions; someone who destroys or denounces an established idea or practice.<br>
A person who attacks cherished or popular beliefs, traditions, or institutions; someone who destroys or denounces an established idea or practice.<br>
ICONOCLAST (eye-KAHN-uh-klast)
ENERVATE (EN-ur-vayt)
To weaken, drain of energy, deprive of force or vigor.
To weaken, drain of energy, deprive of force or vigor.
ENERVATE (EN-ur-vayt)
LEVITY (LEV-i-tee)
Lightness or gaiety of manner or expression; specifically, a lightness or lack of seriousness that is inappropriate or unbecoming.<br>
Lightness or gaiety of manner or expression; specifically, a lightness or lack of seriousness that is inappropriate or unbecoming.<br>
LEVITY (LEV-i-tee)
EQUANIMITY (EE-kwuh-NIM-i-tee)
Composure, calmness, evenness of mind and temper
Composure, calmness, evenness of mind and temper
EQUANIMITY (EE-kwuh-NIM-i-tee)
STRICTURE (STRIK-chur)
A criticism, critical comment, especially an unfavorable or hostile observation or remark.<br>
A criticism, critical comment, especially an unfavorable or hostile observation or remark.<br>
STRICTURE (STRIK-chur)
OPULENT (AHP-yuh-lint)
Rich, wealthy, very well-to-do, having substantial means.
Rich, wealthy, very well-to-do, having substantial means.
OPULENT (AHP-yuh-lint)
DISPARAGE (di-SPAR-ij)
To belittle, depreciate, discredit, lower in estimation or value, speak of or treat as inferior.
To belittle, depreciate, discredit, lower in estimation or value, speak of or treat as inferior.
DISPARAGE (di-SPAR-ij)
DISCURSIVE (dis-KUR-siv)
Rambling, roving, covering a wide range of topics, wandering from one subject to another.<br>
Rambling, roving, covering a wide range of topics, wandering from one subject to another.<br>
DISCURSIVE (dis-KUR-siv)