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(v) to speak out against; condemn
denounce
(v) to portray in words; present
depict
(v) to reduce, to empty
deplete
(n) moral corruption, badness
depravity
(v) to ridicule, laugh at with scorn
deride
(adj) in agreement; harmonious
compatible
(adj) content; self-satisfied; smug
complacent
(adj) yielding; obedient
compliant
(adj) all-inclusive; complete; thorough
comprehensive
(v) to settle by mutual adjustment
compromise
(v) to acknowledge; admit OR to surrender; abandon one's position
concede
(adj) in few words, brief
concise
(v) to conciously come down from one's position or rank
condescend
(v) to overlook; forgive
condone
(adj) easy to see; noticeable
conspicious
(n) amazement or terror that causes confusion
consternation
(n) the completion; finish
consummation
(adj) living or happening at the same time
contemporary
(n) scorn; disrespect
contempt
(adj) regretful; sorrowful
contrite
(adj) traditional; common; routine
conventional
(n) any harm to a name or reputation; slander
defamation
(v) to crouch down in fear or shame
cower
(n) yielding to the opinion of another
deference
(v) to consider carefully; weigh in mind OR intentional
deliberate
(v) to examine and delete objectionable material
censor
(v) to criticize or disapprove of
censure
(n) impostor, fake
charlatan
(v) to combine or come together
coalesce
(v) to work together, cooperate
collaborate
(adj) happy, cheery, merry
blithe
(n) briefness, shortness
brevity
(adj) honest, truthful, sincere
candid
(adj) changeable, fickle
capricious
(adj) burning, sarcastic, harsh
caustic
(n) one who helps others, donor
benefactor
(adj) kind, generous
benevolent
(adj) mild, harmless
benign
(adj) prejudiced, influenced, not nuetral
biased
(adj) irreligious, profane, impious, away from acceptable standards
blasphemous
(adj) harsh, severe, strict
austere
(adj) real, genuine, trustworthy
authentic
(adj) acting as a dictator, demanding obedience
authoritarian
(adj) common, petty, ordinary
banal
(v) to make small, think lightly of
belittle
(v) to estimate the value of
assess
(adj) cunning, sly, crafty
astute
(v) to waste away through lack of nutrition
atrophy
(adj) fearless, bold
audacious
(v) to increase or add to; to make large
augment
(v) controversy, dispute
altercation
(adj) unselfish
altruistic
(v) to collect together, accumulate
amass
(adj) unclear, vague
ambiguous
(adj) undecided
ambivalent
(v) to make better, improve
ameliorate
(adj) friendly
amiable
(adj) having no determinate form
amorphous
(n) one who believes no formal government is necessary
anarachist
(n) hostility, opposition
antagonism
(n) lack of interest or enthusiasm
apathy
(v) to make quiet, calm
appease
(adj) fearful, aware, concious
apprehensive
(adj) based on one's preference or whim
arbitrary
(adj) conceited
arrogant
(v) to speak distinctly; eloquent
articulate
(n) person appointed by the government to live in a foreign city as a representative of native country
consul
(n) a group used for discussion, advisement
council
(v) to advise
counsel
(v) to leave a country
emigrate
(v) to come to a country
immigrate
possesive form of it
its
contraction of "it is"
it's
(adj) not easy to understand
abstract
(n) loud approval, applause
acclaim
(v) to agree or consent to an opinion
acquiesce
(adj) not yielding;firm
adamant
(n) enemy, foe
adversary
(v) to plead in favor of
(n) supporter
advocate
(adj) showing good taste
aesthetic
(v) to lessen or make easier
alleviate
(adj) distant in interest, reserved
aloof
(n) climb or rise
ascent
(n) consent, compliance
assent
(n) indirect reference
allusion
(n) false idea or conception
illusion
(n) city where government meets OR money used in business
capital
(n) building where legislature meets
capitol
(n) prominent
eminent
(adj) impending
imminent
(adj) existing within
immament
(n) prediction of future
prophecy
(v) to declare or predict
prophesy
(adj) with respect, honor, and esteem
respectfully
(adv) in the order mentioned
respectively
(v) to violate a holy place or sanctuary
desecrate
(adj) seperated; not interested; standing alone
detached
(v) to prevent, to discourage, to hinder
deter
(adj) 1. instructive 2. dogmatic, preachy
didactic
(v) to stray from the subject; to wander from the topic
digress
(n) hard work
diligence
(adj) distinguishing one thing from another
discerning
(n) disagreement; lack of harmony
discord
(v) 1. to distinguish one thing from another; 2. to demonstrate biase; 3. (adj) able to distinguish
discriminate
1. (n) intense dislike 2. (v) to look down upon; to scorn
disdain
(v) to belittle, to undervalue
disparage
(n) difference in form, character, or degree
disparity
(adj) lack of feeling; impartial
dispassionate
(v) to scatter or seperate
disperse
(v) to circulate or scatter
disseminate
(adj) self-centered
egocentric
(n) liveliness; spirit; enthusiasm OR bubbliness
effervescence
(v) to wipe out; to erase
efface
(adj) odd; peculiar; strange
eccentric
(adj) doubtful; uncertain; skeptical; suspicious
dubious
(adj) stubborn; biased; opinionated
dogmatic
1. (n) official paper containing information 2. (v) to support; to substantiate or verify
document
(adj) different; dissimilar
diverse
(n) harsh contradiction
dissonance
(v) to disagree; to differ in opinion
dissent
(n) act of clarifying; adding details
elaboration
(n) the ability to speak well
eloquence
(adj) hard to catch; difficult to understand
elusive
(v) to imitate; to copy
emulate
(v) to support; to approve of;to recommend
endorse
(v) to create; to bring about
engender
(v) to improve; to complement; to make more attractive
enhance
(n) mystery; secret; perplexity
enigma
(adj) temporary; brief; short-lived
ephemeral
(adj) doubtful; uncertain
equivocal
(adj) unpredictable; strange
erratic
(adj) untrue; inaccurate; not correct
erroneous
(adj) incomprehensible; obscure
esoteric
(n) pleasant sound
euphony
(v) to put to death OR to carry out and fulfill
execute
(adj) serving as an example; outstanding
exemplary
(adj) thorough; complete
exhaustive
(adj) helpful; practical; worthwhile
expedient
(v) to speed up
expedite
(adj) specific; definite
explicit
(v) to praise or commend
extol
(adj) irrelevant; not related; not essential
extraneous
(v) to make easier; to simplify
facilitate
(adj) misleading
fallacious
(n) enthusiast; extremist
fanatic
(adj) fussy; hard to please
fastidious
(n) passion; intensity
fervor
(adj) changeable; unpredictable
fickle
(adj) accidental; happening by chance; lucky
fortuitous
(n) giddiness; lack of seriousness
frivolity
(adj) basic; necessary
fundamental
(adj) secretive; sly
furtive
(n) overeater
glutton
(adj) extravagant; flamboyant
grandiose
(n) seriousness
gravity
(n) slyness; deceit
guile
(adj) easily fooled
gullible
(adj) commonplace; trite
hackneyed
(v) to interfere with; to hinder
hamper
(adj) disorganized; random
haphazard
(adj) pleasure seeking
hedonistic
(v) to obey; to yield to
heed
(n) opinion contrary to popular belief
heresy
(n) blockage; obstacle
hinderance
(n) lack of pride; modesty
humility
(adj) two-faced; deceptive
hypocritical
(adj) assumed; uncertain
hypothetical
(v) to make understandable
illuminate
(adj) unreal; false; deceptive
illusory
(adj) worthless; unprofitable
futile
(adj) protected; unthreatened by
immune
(adj) unchangeable; permanent
immutable
(adj) unbiased; fair
impartial
(adj) rash; impulsive OR forcible; violent
impetuous
(n) suggestion; reference
implication
(adj) not on purpose; unintentional
inadvertent
(adj) constant; continual
incessant
(adj) extraneous; unexpected
incidental
(adj) 1. apt to; likely to 2. angled
inclined
(adj) illogical; rambling
incoherent
(adj) disagreeing; disharmonious
incompatible
(adj) unwilling to believe; skeptical
incredulous
(adj) unconcerned
indifferent
(adj) lazy; inactive
indolent
(adj) lenient; patient
indulgent
(adj) unavoidable; sure to happen
inevitable
(adj) having a bad reputation; notorious
infamous
(v) to form an opinion; to conclude
infer
1. (v) to begin; to admit into a group 2. (n) a person who is in the process of being admitted into a group
initiate
(adj) natural; inborn
inherent
(adj) harmless; innocent
innocuous
(v) to introduce a change; to depart from the old
innovate
(adj) uninteresting; bland
insipid
(v) to start; to provoke
instigate
(adj) incapable of being touched; immaterial
intangible
(adj) contradictory, inconsistent, sarcastic
ironic
(adj) not logical
irrational
(n) danger
jeopardy
(v) to ignite; to arouse
kindle
(adj) weak; fatigued
languid
(v) to praise
laud
(adj) careless; irresponsible
lax
(adj) lazy; passive
lethargic
(n) silliness; lack of seriousness
levity
(adj) 1. shining; 2. easily understood
lucid
(adj) forgiving; unselfish
magnanimous
(adj) spiteful; vindictive
malicious
(adj) damaged
marred
(v) to wind on a course; to travel or wander aimlessly
meander
(n) depression, gloom
melancholy
(adj) exacting; precise
meticulous
(adj) extremely small; tiny
minute
(n) penny-pincher; stingy person
miser
(v) to alleviate; to lessen; to soothe
mitigate
(adj) moody; despondent
morose
(n) carelessness
negligence
(adj) impartial; unbiased
neutral
(adj) longing for the past; filled with bittersweet memories
nostalgic
(adj) new and different
novel
(v) to cancel; invalidate
nullify
1. (adj) open-minded; impartial
2. (n) goal
objective
(adj) not easily understood; dark
obscure
(adj) out-of-date; passe
obsolete
(adj) threatening
ominous
(n) a person who hopes for the best; sees the good side
optimist
(adj) traditional; accepted
orthodox
1. (n) polytheist 2. (adj) polytheistic
pagan
1. (n) supporter; follower 2. (adj) biased; one-sided
partisan
(adj) full of insight; aware
perceptive
(adj) marginal; outer
peripheral
(adj) dangerous; harmful
pernicious
(n) seeing only the gloomy side; hopelessness
pessimism
(n) 1. miracle; 2. occurence
phenomenon
(n) charity; unselfishness
philanthropy
(adj) religious; devout; dedicated
pious
(v) to passify
placate
(adj) probable; feasible
plausible
(adj) matter-of-fact; practical
pragmatic
(v) to inhibit; to make impossible
preclude
(n) one who has occupied an office before another
predecessor
(adj) wasteful; lavish
prodigal
(adj) exceptional; tremendous
prodigious
(adj) deep; knowledgable; thorough
profound
(n) great amount; abundance
profusion