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bluster
speak or say loudly or arrogantly; behave in a bully way
collation
comparison of information; assembly of pages in order; reading of religious text
mainstream
main current of thought or behavior
haven
sheltered place; anchorage
coup
seizure of political power
pillage
plunder place, esp during war
fiery
glowing hot; red; inflamed
demarcate
determine and set official borders
wile
cunning strategy
indespensable
necessary
dispensable
not essential
toast
raise glass to honor somebody
acme
highest point of profection or achievement
doggerel
loose verse; poor quality composition
enormity
very evil
epicure
gourmet
equanimity
composure; calm
eschew
abstain from
espouse
to support; to advocate
evince
to show clearly
exposition
detail description or discussion; act of discussing or discribing something
facile
fluent; easy; skillful in a superficial way
flag
to weaken; to slow down
forbear
to refrain from; to abstain
founder
to fail; to collapse; to sink
fulsome
excessively complimentary
gambit
a scheme to gain an advantage; a plot
gratis
free, received or given without cost or payment
hermetic
airtight; impervious to external influence
idyllic
charming in a rustic way; naturally peaceful
ignominy
disgrace and dishonor
ineluctable
unavoidable
inveterate
habitual; firmly established
itnerant
traveling to find a job
levee
an embankment to prevent flood
manifest
obvious
maudlin
tearfully senimental; silly or weepy
motility
spontaneous movement
palliate
mitigate, partially excused
patina
surface discoloration because of age
perturb
to disturb greatly
piquant
pleasantly pungent
plumb
measure the depth of something
presage
to portend; to foreshadow
quay
waterside platform
quintessential
being the most perfect example of
rampart
fortified embankment
remonstrate
argue strongly
remuneration
payment
reprobate
somebody immoral
surreptitious
sneaky; secret
venal
capable of being bribed; corrupt
wizened
wither; shriveled;shrunken
privation
poverty; lack of comforts or necessities
prurient
having lustful thoghts
verdant
covered with green plants; leafy; inexperienced
pave
provide with a surface for walking on
temperament
quality of mind
attentive
paying attention
rapt
completely engrossed
cleaver
heavy knife used by butchers
sculptor
artist who makes sculptures
palette
range of colors used my artist
chisel
carve something with chisel
swan
tian e
cygnet
young swan
gander
male goose
intelligible
understandable
treadmill
tread
walk or step on something; trample
construe
interpret
irksome
annoying
amputate
cut off part of body
fulminate
speak scathingly to express forceful criticism
cur
contemptible person
villain
evil character
octogenarian
someone in his her eighties
compulsory
necessary; forced
desperation
recklessness; hopelessness
reck
care, matter
clan
large family;
quill
large feather
fawn
young deer; seek favor by flattory
lout
someone lack of grace
poltroon
someone lack of courage
impostor
someone who pretends to be another
scold
tell someone off; speak harshly
berate
scold vigorously and lengthily
shatter
fragments
mourn
express sadness at somebody's death
cobbler
shoemaker
conscript
compel to military service
enlist
enroll in military; gain support
enthrall
delight thoroughly; enslave
buoy
keep soemthing up;floating signal
locomotive
rail engine
windjammer
large sailing ship
cephalic
of the head
scapula
bone forming back of the shoulder
catechism
religious questions and answers
odyssey
series of travels
truss
to tie tightly; something that provides support
patio
roofless courtyard
reel
revolving storage device
spool
wind something on spool
skein
twisted bundle of yarn
canopy
cover for shelter
legerdemain
show of decietful skill
orator
givers of speeches
damp
moist; melancholy
vaudeville
popular entertainment
caricature
comic exaggeration
comical
funny
dune
hill of sand
frown
displeased expression by wrinkling brow
proponent
advocate
outfox
outwit somebody
outdo
do better
batter
hit repeatedly
antic
clown
commissioned
authority to act as agent
depose
remove from office; take evidence
shrug
raise and drop shoulders to express indifference or lack of knowledge
shudder
shiver violently
prose
language that is not poetry
nomandic
wanderer
sedentary
involving sitting
ravenous
extremely hungry
disband
split up
wayward
disobedience; erratic
methodical
systematical
dross
something wrothless
pandemonium
chaos
quartz
crstalline mineral
greisen
rock composed of quartz
dereliction
neglect of duty
compend
compendium; short account
compendious
full and concise
colossal
very large; very great
artless
without deception
nosy
intrusively inquisitive
punctuality
keeping in arranged time
slumber
sleep, inactive
arousal
arousing of emotion or activity; sexual desire
grudge
resentment that last for a long time
arsenic
poisonous element
pantry
place for storing food
sludge
wet material; solid waste; broken ice
obstrusive
conspicuous; annoying,tend to force your presence or opinions on other people
usher
someone who seats people; escort or seat somebody
sabbatical
leave from work
caste
social class based rank, birth, or other criterion
gentry
the upper class just below artistocracy
artisan
skilled craftsperson.
logy
sluggish
interminable
seemingly endless
restraint
holding back something
dulcet
agreeable to hear
fracas
quarrel or fight
sonorous
producing sound;
lull
soothe or calm somebody
cant
slope; jolt; jargon; hypocritical talk
purblind
completely bind
amulatory
able to move
dispatch
send something; carry out
convoke
call to assemble
forswear
reject strongly
curb
edge of sidewalk; impose limitation; restrain
febrile
relating fever
sturdy
well made; with a strong build
coarse
rough; vulgar
lackey
man servant
unguent
healing ointment
ointment
substance that soothe itchiness, soreness, or help heal wounds
grave
serious in manner
dandy
excellent; one who is very elegant in dress or manners
stern
strict; severe; forbidding
rogue
somebody dishonest
fatalist
believer in fatalism
stanch
stop liquid flow
gnome
tiny supernatural being
impasse
block to progress or agreement
easement
limited use of property
nonchalance
casual attitude
gaudy
showy
gaunt
thin; stark
stark
plain
plump
filled with something; slightly overweight
emaciate
make or become thin
oblivious
unaware; forgetten
mortality
certainty to die; number of death
pediatrician
children's doctor
stature
height; individual's standing
cushy
well-paid and easy; luxurious
startling
surprising or alarming
egalitarian
believing in equality
femur
main bone in human's thigh
spurt
jet of liquid or gas; sudden increase
eradicate
get rid of something completelyl
irradicable
impossible to eradicate
haul
pull or drag something
hale
fit and strong; make somebody go somewhere
dither
hestitate; teeter
apace
quickly
turbid
muddy;confused
limpid
clear; lucid
pellucid
transparent; clear in meaning
carousal
noisy party
inveigh
speak out angrily
objurgate
scold
lambaste
criticize strongly
excoriate
denouce
impugn
criticize or cast doubt on
reprehend
censure
retaliate
hurt somebody in return
agitate
make somebody anxious, arouse public interest, move something violently
pillory
ridicule or punish somebody
bacchanilian
druken revelry
revelry
noisy celebration
deprave
corrupt somebody
iniquity
injustice or immoral
libertine
philanderer
philanderer
have casual affairs with women
libidinous
expressing sexual desire
salacious
with sexual content
fealty
faithfulness
canard
hoax, false report or rumor that intended as a joke; aircraft part like wing
ersatz
artificial, imiatating something superior
mordant
sarcastic; corrosive
mordacious
sharply sarcastic; bitting
eulogize
praise highly
minatory
menacing
renitent
rigid in structure or attitude
recreant
disloyal
stultify
diminish interest; make somebody seem stupid
ancillary
subordinate; providing support
mainstay
chief support
stalwart
dependable;strong; hard-working loyal supporter
curmudgeon
somebody who is irritable or stubborn
untoward
inappropriate; unexpected; causing misfortune
burgeoning
growing quickly
clement
mild as regards weather; merciful
unstinting
generous
covetous
want somebody else's property (covet)
curt
rudely brief; terse
pithy
brief and to point; of pith
periphrastic
using circumlocution; indirect statement
turgid
pompous and overcomplicated; overflowing
despotic
(despot); powerful ruler
peremptory
dictatorial
tyrannical
ruling unjustly; authoritarian
lackadaisical
without enthusiasm
odium
hatred
proselyte
somebody converted to new belief
slake
satisfy need,esp drink
expiate
atone for wrongdoing
atone
make up for misdeed
esurient
very hungry or greedy
tendentious
trying to influence opinion
abnegate
renounce something
spartan
marked up discipline and austerity; person with strong character
ostensible
specious
unctuous
excessively ingratiating
discomfit
make somebody unsettled or confused
fetter
restraint; shackle for ankles
forfend
prevent something happening
chortle
gleeful laugh
gleeful
great delight, joy, joyful
droll
oddly amusing
facetious
suppoese to b funny;
gibe
mocking remark
riposte
smart reaction
raillery
joking remark
simper
coy smile
coy
evasive; shy or pretending to be shy
evasive
avoiding an issue; avoiding trouble
fum/
SMOKE: fume, be angry, emit gas; fumigate, treat with fumes; perfume
juv/
YOUNG: juvenile; junvenilia, work produced in artist's youth
oner/
BURDEN: exonerate; onerous, onus burden, blame
sang/
BLOOD: consanguinity, relationship by blood; sanguinary; sanguine
VERD
GREEN: verdant, verdigris, green deposit on copper; verdure, vivid green of plants
VOL
FLY: volant, able to fly; volatile; volley, swing at a ball, firing of weapons
VIRU
POISON: virulence, poisonousness; viruliferous, bearing a virus; virus
SAL
SALT: salary; saline, containing salt
RETRO
BACKWARD: retroactive, applying to the past; retroflex, bent backward; retrograde, moving backward, inverse, getting worse; retrospective, looking at the past
FATU
FOOLISH: fatuity, self-satisfied unintelligence; fatuous, infatuate, make somebody irrational
FUG
FLEE: centrifuge, separation equiptment; fugitive; fugue, musical form; refuge, refugee, subterfuge, something designed to decieve
rapacious
grasping
rapacious
greedy, grasping
exogenous
from an outside organsim
rival
competing person or group; equal or better cometitor
congruent
in agreement; differing by exactly divisible amount
furnace
enclosure producing great heat
woe
unfortunate happening; grief
appalled
shocked by something dreadful
concur
agree; coincide
etiology
study of causes
fascism
dictatorial movement
tedium
boring quality
hidebound
narrow-minded and conservative
SOL
ALONE: desolate; isolate; sole; soliloquize, speak soliloquy; solipsism, belief in self as only reality; solitude; solo
SUMM
HIGHEST: consummate; sum; summary, immediate; summit, top-level dipolmatic conference, highest point
SUA
PLEASE: assuage, dissuade, persuade, persuasive, suasion, act of persuading; suave
UMBR
SHADOW: adumbrate; penumbra, partial shadow; somber; umber, dark brown, pigment, coloring substance; umbrage, offense, give shadow
UND
WAVE: inundate; redundant; undulant; undulate, move like waves
HETERO
OTHER: heterodox, disagreeing with established opinions; heterodyne, combining radio frequencies; heterogeneous, consisting dissimilar parts, unrelated; heterosexual, not homosexual
DORM
SLEEP: dormant, not active; dormitory, dorms
DULC
SWEET: dulcet, agreeable to hear ; dulcified, make agreeable, sweeten; dulcimer, zither, string instrument
ARD
BURN: ardent, passionate; ardor, intense motion; arson, crime of burning property
BEL, BELL
BEAUTIFUL: belle, beautiful woman; embellish
BELL, BELLI
WAR: antebellum; bellicose, warlike; belligerent; rebellion
CELER
SPEED: accelerate; celerity; decelerate
NULL
NOTHING: annul, make something invalid; null; nullify; nullity, noneffectiveness
OB
AGAINST: obdurate; obliterate; oblong, elongate, lengthened; obloquy; object; obstacle; obstreperous; obstruct
OSS, OSTE
BONE: osseous, bony; ossicle, small bone in ear; ossiferous, containing bones; ossuary, container for bones; osstectomy,; ossify; osteopathy, treatment of skeletal problems
PALP
FEEL: palpable; palpate, examine by touching; palpitation, fast or irregular heartbeat
ingrained
work deep into something
travail
hard work
imminence
about to occur
MOLL
SOFT: emollient; mild; mollify; mollusk, clam snall, slug, or octopus
EGO
SELF: ego; egocentric, selfish; egoism; egotist, conceited person
EU
WELL, GOOD: eugenics; eulogy; euphemism; euphony; euphoria, extreme happiness; euthanasia, painless killing
FAL
LIABLE TO ERR TO DECEIVE: default; fail; fallacy, mistaken belief or idea, invalid argument; false; faux pas, embarrassing misktake that breaks conventioin; infallible
GREG
FLOCK, GROUP OF PEOPLE OR ANIMALS: aggregate; congregate, assemble people or animal; egregious, flagrant; gregarious; segregate
HAP
BY CHANCE: haphazard unplanned, by chance, random; hapless happen; mayhap, perhaps; mishap, accident, bad luck
HEMI
HALF: heiptera; hemisphere; hemistich, half line of poetry
MOR, MORT
DEATH: amortize, reduce debt by installments; immortal; morbid, interested in gruesome subjects; moribund, dying, becoming obsolete; mortality; mortgage; mortification, shame; mortuary
MOT, MOV, MOM, MOB
MOVE: automobile; demote, reduce one's rank; immovaable; locomotion; mob, noisy crownd; mobile; momentous; momentum; motion;mutiny,rebellion
MON, MONO
ONE: monarchy; monastic, relating to monks, austere or reclusive; monism, theory of reality as single entity; monochord; monograph, writing on a single subject; monogram, decorative initials; monolithic, in form of large stone block; monologue,long speach by one person; monomania, obsessive preoccupation; monsyllable; monotonous, repetitive and uninteresting, untter in one town
PED, POD
FOOT: arthropod, invertebrate animal; expedient, appropriate, advantageous; impede; pedal; pedestal, supporting base of furniture; pedestrian; pediment, supporting columns; pedgree, line of ancestors; tripod
PED
CHILD; EDUCATION: encyclopedia; pedagogue, teacher; pedant; pediatrician
PEL
DRIVE, PUSH: appellate, empowered to review judical decisions; appellation, name or title; compel; dispel; expel; impel, force to do; propel
PHOB
FEAR: claustrophobia, fear of confined; hydrophobia, fear of fluids; phobia; phobic, intensely fear of something; xenophobia
PHON
SOUND: antihphony, music performed in alternating sections; euphony; megaphone, voice amplifier; phonetics, study of speech sounds; phonograph, a record player; polyphony, music with several melodies, use of letter for different sound
VIL
BASE, MEAN: revile; vile; vilify; vilification
VOLU, VOLV
ROLL, TURN: circumvolve, revolve or wind about; revolve, move in circular fashion, recur; convolution, twisted shape; devolve, become somebody else's obligation, transfer or be transferred, deteriorate; involution, complication; revolt; voluble, talkative, twisted; volume; voluminous; volute, spiral shape
disconsolate
extremely sad
elegiac
like elegy; mournful
forlorn
lonely and miserable
lugubrious
extremely gloomy
threnody
a song, poem or speech of lament for dead
fetid
nauseating, have rottened or offensive smell
tenet
something accepted as important truth
invidious
unjust, unpleasant
putrid
decaying and distgusting smell
rebarbative
repellent: unpleasant, annoying, or forbidding
repellent
causing disgust; resistant to something
abeyance
suspension of activity; ownership unestablished
abortive
unsuccessful
remission
slowing of disease; lessening of something; release from seomthing ;forgiveness
recidivism
relapsing into crime
remit
send payment; cancel something; restore something; defer something
relapse
go into former state
IN, IM, I
IN, ON: illuminate; incantation, use of supposedly magic words; induct, formally admit to the office, introduce new ideas to, enlist of military service; infer; imbibe, drink something, absorb something; immigrate; impact; irrigate, supply area with water
INTER
BETWEEN, AMONG: intercept; interchange, switch or sway, exchange things; interfere; interject, interrupt with a comment; interpret; interval
INTRA
INSIDE, WITHIN: intramural, within school or institution; intrastate, within one state; intravenous, within vein
IT, ITER
WAY, JOURNEY: abition; circuit, circular path, regular journey; initial; itinerant; itinerary; reiterate, transit
JOC
JOKE: jocose, fun of joking; jocular; jocularity; jocund, jolly and full of good humor; joke
JOUR
DAY: adjourn, postpone proceeding, postpone, defer; journey; journal
JUD
JUDGE: adjudicate, decide legally; judiciary, court system; judicious, sensible and wise; prejudice
JUNCT, JUG
JOIN: adjunct, something extra added on; conjugal, relating to marriage; conjunction, combining of several things; injunction, court order; junction, place where things join; junta, new ruler after coup, secret group; subjugate; subjunctive,
JUR
LAW: abjure; adjure, command solemnly under oath; conjure, perform magic tricks, invoke, influence with spell; injure; juridical, relating to law; jurisdiction, legal authority; jurispredence, theory of law, legal system; jurist, legal expert; jury; perjury, telling lies under oath
LAUD
PRAISE: applaud; cum laude, with honor; laud; laudable; laudatory, expressing praise; plaudits, expression of praise
LAV, LAU, LU
WASH: ablution, ritual washing, washing yourself; laundry; lava; lavatory, toilet, wash room; lave, wash something, flow against
LAX, LAK, LEAS, LES
LOOSE: lax, not strict, careless, not tence; laxative; laxity lack of strictness; lease; leash; lessee, someone with a lease; lessor, someone who grants a lease; relax; release
LEG, LEC, LEX
READ, SPEAK: dialect; lectern, reading stand for speakers; lecture; legend; legible; lesson; lexicographer, writing of dicitonaries; lexicon
LEV
LIGHT: alleviation; elevate; leaven, rising agent; lever, rigid bar used for leverage; levitate, rise in the air; levity, flippancy; levy, impose a tax, raise an army, declare war; relieve
LIBER
FREE: delivery; illiberal, narrow-minded, ungenerous; liberal, broad-minded, generous; liberality, generousity, largeness, broad mind; liberate, set somebody free; libertine, philanderer; livery, uniform, irritable
LIG, LI
TIE, BIND: ally, join in, affiliate something, connect through marriage; league; liable, responsible; lien, legal claim on somebody's propery; ligament, connector; ligature, something used for tying; oblige, obligatory;
LING, LANG
TONGUE: bilingual; language; linguistic
LITH
STONE: acrolith, wood and stone statue; lithography, process of making prints; lithoid, like stone; lithology, study of rocks; lithomoty, surgical removal of stone; megalith, large stone; monolith, pillar of rocks
LOG, LOQU
SPEECH, THOUGHT: biology;ecology, study or organism and environment; elocution, art of clear speaking; eloquent; grandiloquent, lofy manner; interlocutor, somebody discussing; locution, phrase, style of speech; monologue, actor's long speech; obloguy; soloiloquy; ventriloquism, art of producing voices
LUX, LUC
LIGHT: elucidate, explain something; lucid; lucubrate, piece of learned writing, long study; luster, soften sheen, shininess; pellucid; translucent, letting light through diffusely, glowing
MACRO
GREAT LONG: macrobiotics; macrocephalous, excessive largeness of head; macrocosm, complex system seen as single unit
MAG, MAX, MAJ, MAS
GREAT: magistrate; magnanimous, nobel-spirited; magnate; magnificent; magnify; magniloquent, , using important sounding words; majesty; major; majority; maxim; mistress
MAL
BAD: maladroit, tactless; malady, illness, problem; malediction, curse; malefactor, malevolence; malic; malinger
MAN, MANU
HAND: amanuensis, scribe, writer's assistant; emancipation; manacle, ring around prisoner's wrist; manage; maneuver, skilled movement, devious act; manifest, showing something clearly; manipulate; manner; manual; manufacture; manuscript
MAND, MEND
COMMAND, ORDER: command; countermand, cancel a command, recall; demand; mandate; mandatory; remand, send someone back; reprimand, tell somebody off, rebuke
MID
MIDDLE: immediate; intermediate, being in between; mean; media; median; mediate, intervene to resolve conflict; medieval, of the middle ages in europe, old-fashioned; mediocre; medium medius?
induct
formally admit to office; introduce new ideas; enlist for military service
jaded
bored; tired
arsenal
resource; weapons storehouse
canard
hoax, false statement
infrangible
unbreakable
cavil
unreasonable object
tactile
of touch; tangible
friable
crumbly
solicitous
concerned
blaspheme
insult religion
piquant
spicy or savory (pleasant)
hoary
overused; white with age
extraneous
not relevant
efface
behave humbly
banter
light teasing remark
factitous
insincere; artificial
vagarious
unpredictable
vim
exuberance, full of enthusiasm
cabal
group plotters
despondency
discouraged
commotion
ruckus, a scene of noisy confusion or activity
demean
humiliate and degrade; behave
realize
accomplish
flotsam
worthless object
extrusion
force something out
manic
mania, obsession; overexcited
rotund
overweight; rich in sound
nubile
ready for marriage
emasculate
weaken
invigorat
fill with energy
humble
modest; respectful; lowly
bereave
deprive through death
cadavar
corpse
defunct
not operating; dead
knell
slow bell ring; signal something ominous
macabre
horribly gruesome
moribund
dying; stagnant; obsolecent
obsequies
funeral rite
rite
ceremonial act
sepulchral
dismal, depressing, hopeless
dismal
depressing,hopeless
wraith
ghost; apparition of somebody soon to die
facsimile
copy of something
factitious
insincere; artificial
quintessence
embodiment
vicarious
experienced through another by imagining
tantamount
the same as
expatiate
speak or write at length; wander
forage
food for animal; wander around searching
abatement
reducing;
aperture
narrow openin
fissure
crack; split or process of splitting
interregnum
time between one reign and the next; time without government control; interruption
interstice
small space
orifice
opening
rent
hole made be tearing
rift
gap or break; split; disagreement
aphorism
succint statement
apothegm
terse saying
bromide
unoriginal saying; unoriginal saying; uninteresting person
epigram
witty saying
sententious
pithy; full of aphorism
truism
obvious statement
conjugal
relating to marriage
consanguine
related by blood
distaff
women's work or concerns
endogamous
marriage within group
filial
of children to parents
fratricide
killing a brother
progenitor
ancester; orinator
scion
younger member of a family
askance
suspiciously; oblique
careen
sway or swerve while moving
carom
a rebound following a collision
gyrate
move in circle or spiral
vortex
whirling mass, like air or water; something overwhelmign
reap
obtain as result; gather crop
enclave
distinct group in community
niche
suitable place for somebody
receptive
willing to accept; quick to learn
respeak
signify something; ask for something politely
appraise
valuate something
ascertain
to find out something with certainty
assay
examine something; attempt to do something
peruse
read something very carefully
diurnal
in the daytime; every day
eon
vast amount of time
epoch
significant period in history
fortnight
two weeks
millennium
1000 years
penultimate
second to last
temporal
relating to time; brief
bilious
nauseated; showing bad mood
dudgeon
pique, a fit of anger and irritation
pettish
peevish
querulous
tending to complain; whining
umbrage
arising offience; give shadow
waspish
easily irritated; spiteful
parch
dry out
harp
triangular string instrument
abash
make somebody ashamed
expiate
atone for wrongdoing
gaucherie
social awkwardness
dour
severe or unfriendly
fell
fierce; lethal; inauspicious
auspicious
promising well for future
auspice
good omen
sardonic
disdainfully mockin
vituperation
outburst of abuse
truculent
aggressively defiant; ; fierce
cavil
object of no good reason
belabor
harp on, repeat something; criticize; beat
enjoin
command somebody; impose something; forbid somehtign
martinet
military disciplinarian, one who demands adherance of military rules
augur
indicate what will happen
fey
apparently irrational; supernatural;clairvoyant
prognosticate
predict the future
adventitious
unexpected outside resource
amulet
lucky jewelry
kismet
fate
nemesis
unbeatable opponent; source of harm
propitiate
to appease of conciliate to win favor
propitious
favorable; kindly
providential
very lucky; of providence
talisman
magical object
sensational
outstanding
impudence
deliberate rudeness
exuberance
full of enthusiasm; abundant; lavish
flag
become weak or tired
compost
decay plant
estrange
cause to stop being friendly
reconcile
make people friendly; end conflict
sonnet
poem structure
medley
mixture of things
scurry
move hurrily
chatter
talk rapidly
seer
predictor of future
quack
someone who is a fraud
pilgram
religious traveler
indignation
indignant
patronage
appointments assigned by a politician
digress
move off central topic
adorn
embellish
flattery
paying of compliments to win favor
vanity
excessive pride (vain)
toady
somebody ingratiating and servile
endogenous
without external cause
infringe
disobey or disregard law
canvas
heavy fabric to paint on
divulge
reveal something
incognito
in disguise
imbibe
drink something
intricate
complex and difficult
decry
criticize
untarnish
not dull or discolored; not spoiled
overt
unconcealed; opened
discreet
careful to avoid offending poepole; good at keeping secrets
propagate
reproduce organism; spread something widely
boisterous
turbulent, wild; noisy, energetic
obnoxious
objectionable, very offensive, unpleasant
adultery
extramarital
morbid
interested in gruesome subject
quench
satisfy thirst
despair
feeling of hopelessness
disparage
criticize
amortize
reduce debt by installments
verbatim
in identical words
ruffle
behave arrogantly; wave in surface
crestfallen
downcast
delegate
give task or authority to; official representitive
slovenly
not concerned about conventional standards of personal hygiene and tidiness
pigheaded
obstinate
sound
not damaged; completely acceptable; complete; peacefully, __ sleep
hysteria
emotional instability cause by trama; laughing or crying out of control
dabble
become involved superficially
intercede
plead for somebody; mediate in dispute
scad
large quantities; scads of mony
oust
force somebody out
bolster
encourage through support
vibrant
energentic
protrusion
protrude, sticking out
entice
tempt by offering something attractive
sumptuous
splendid; extravagant
dank
damp and cold
dissolution
disolve, breakup of something, demise
futility
futile, pointlessness
retribution
punishment
slur
speak indistinctly; demean somebody
radiant
showing happiness; shinning
pry
be inquisitive; prying into somebody's priavte affairs
tinge
slight added color
hedge
restrict; evasive; protective method; evasive statement
transgress
break law; do wrong
hallow
make holly; respect greatly
qualification
something restrictive
industry
hard work
spunk
pluckiness, eager wilingness
spunky
energetic and courageous
admonition
rebuke; advice
premonition
intuition of future events; warning about future
hallucination
false sense perception; something imagined
brash
hasty; aggressively self-assertive
stupefy
amaze; make somebody unable to think clearly
stilted
not fluent; formal
slender
slim; small in width; limited
nonchalanct
indifferent
civility
politeness
sobriety
abstinence; seriousness; dullness
mirth
laughter
plucky
brave
adveristy
misfortune; adverse happening
spate
flood outburst; large quantity
smug
self-satisfied
bashfulness
shy
bash
smash; criticize
restiveness
obstinate; impatient
pejorative
expressing disapproval
gadfly
someone who's annoying
evanescent
fleeting
appall
shock or disgust somebody
unsettle
disrupt; upset somebody
eloquent
speaking beautifully and forcefully; expressing emotion clearly
gracious
kind and polite
sullen
hostilely silent
immaculate
clean; faultess
precarious
unsafe; not well founded
chancy
risky
bounty
reward; generosity; abundant supply
aggrieve
cause distress to somebody
overawed
make somebody feel awe
labored
showing effort
suppress
put an end to something; prevent something
pugnacious
quarrelsome
pawn
hostage
underside
undesirable side
rugged
with irregular surface
brunt
main force; greater burden of something
preponderance
majority; dominance or superiority
gracious
kind and polite
elegant
stylish and graceful; showing skill and grace; concise
untrammeled
unrestrained
grieve
experience intense sorrow; make sad
legacy
something from the past; outedated or discontinued
senile
mentally less acute in later life; relating to later life; senior
parasitic
living in or on another oraganism; living off other people
protozoan
single cell organism
sanctum
sacred inner place; quiet private place
mason
somebody who works with stone; build something using stone
fable
story that teaches lesson; myths and legends; false account
haggard
tried looking; unruly
epic
long narrative poem; long series of events; large and heroic
sermon
religious talk; long lecture on behavior
frailty
weakness; character flaw
caption
description of illustration; heading of legal document
drudgery
exhausting work
encumbrance
burden or hinderance
ambivalence
conflict of ideas or attitudes; uncertainty
makeshift
substitute
whim
passing impulse
elision
omission of word
contract
shrink or lessen
contrast
marked difference; juxtaposition of different things
almanac
calender; book of data
abacus
counting device
mumbler
mumble
enunciate
speak or state clearly
haggle
try to settle on price
outlast
exist longer
detritus
debris
glacier
ice mass
thaw
melt; become less cold; defrost
silt
river deposits
FOLIAGE
leaves; building ornamentation
corral
place for livestock
sty
pigpen
stag
mature male deer
muzzle
animal's nose and jawas; restraining device for animals; put muzzle on animal; censor somebody
reef
underwater ridge
brittle
hard and breakable ;not friendly; sharp-sounding
satin
glossy silk
tablet
inscribed stone or wooden slab
inscribe
put writing on something
cord
stack wood in cords
hobble
limit someone's action; walk unsteadily
masthead
title of newspaper
frayed
wearaway; argument or fight
fabric
cloth; texture; substance
frazzled
exhausted or confused or irritable
pervert
lead somebody away from good; use something improperly; debase; somebody whose sexual behavior is unacceptable
officious
meddlesome and interfering, characteristic of sombody who is eager to give unwanted help or advice; unofficial
meddlesome
tending to interfere in other people's concerns
edifice
building; structure
nomad
wanderer
pinhead
bluent end of pin; somebody very unintelligent
spur
encourage somebody to try harder; go quickly
embitter
make somebody bitter; make something worse