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cabal
a small group
cache
a hiding place
cacophony
unpleasant sound
cadaver
a dead body
cajole
to pursuade
caliber
degree of worth or value
calligraphy
fancy handwriting
callous
unyielding, insensitive
camaraderie
loyalty, friendship
canard
a false story, report, or rumor
candor
honest, openness, frankness
canon
rule
cant
statements made in a singing tone
canter
smooth, easy pace
canvass
to make a survey
cabal
a small group
cache
a hiding place
cacophony
unpleasant sound
cadaver
a dead body
cajole
to pursuade
caliber
degree of worth or value
calligraphy
fancy handwriting
callous
unyielding, insensitive
camaraderie
loyalty, friendship
canard
a false story, report, or rumor
candor
honest, openness, frankness
canon
rule
cant
statements made in a singing tone
canter
smooth, easy pace
canvass
to make a survey
canvass
to make a survey
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
erratic, impulsive
cardinal
of major importance
careen
to swerve
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal
carrion
decaying flesh
caret blanche
freedom to use one's own judgement
cartel
association of business
castigate
to punish or criticize
cataclysm
a violent change
catacomb
underground burial place
cataract
large waterfall
catharsis
act of purification
caucus
meeting
caustic
severely critical
cauterize
to burn
cavalcade
sequence of events
cavalier
a casually indifferent person
caveat
a warning
cavil
to argue
cavort
to frolic
celerity
swiftness
celibate
unmarried
censure
to criticize or condemn
centrifugal
moving away from the center
certitude
certainty
chafe
to annoy
chaff
worthless material
chagrin
embarrasment
charlatan
fake
chary
careful
chaste
pure
chattel
slave
chauvinism
fanatical devotion
chic
stylish
chicanery
trickery
churish
rude
cipher
a thing of no value
circuitous
indirect
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
citadel
a fortress
clairvoyant
having great insight, keenly perceptive
clamber
to climb with effort/difficulty
clangor
harsh ringing sound
clarion
clear and shrill
cleave
to split something apart
clientele
costomers
clique
small exclusive group
cloistered
secluded, confined
clout
colloquial power
cloven
divided, split
coalesce
to blend, merge, fuse
coddle
to treat tenderly
cogitate
to think, consider carefully
cognate
related, relevant
cognizant
aware of
cohort
colleague, associate, partner
collate
to put together in order
collusion
conspiracy
commensurate
proportionate
compendium
brief summary
complacent
satisfied
complicity
partnership in wrongful act
composure
calmness of mind or manner
compunction
uneasiness, remorese
concave
curved inward
conception
a beginning
concession
allowance
conciliate
to soothe the anger of
conclave
secret meeting
concoct
to invent
concomitant
accompanying
concourse
a crowd, a wide street
concur
to agree with
condescend
to toalk down to someone
condign
deserved
condone
to forgive
conducive
leading to
conflagration
a large fire
confluent
flowing together
congenital
existing at birth
conglomerate
mass, large corporation
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
conjure
to cast a curse/spell
connoisseur
an expert
connote
imply
connubial
relating to marriage
consort
a husband or wife
contentious
argumentative
consternation
confusion or panic
constituents
supporters
consummate
to complete or perfect
contemptuous
scornful
contigent
possible
contrite
sorrowful
contumacious
stubborn, disobedient
contusion
a bruise
conundrum
riddle or puzzle
convene
to assemble
conversant
being familiar with
conveyance
a vehicle
convivial
friendly
coquetry
flirtation
corollary
a deduction
corona
bright circle
corporeal
body, physical
corrugated
wrinkled
cortege
funeral procession
coterie
group of close friends
countermand
to cancel
coy
shy
cozen
to trick
crass
unrefined
credence
belief
crony
close friend
crotchety
grouchy
crux
the essential part
cudgel
club (thick stick)
cull
to pick out
curb
to control
cynic
one who is critical
dais
a platform
dank
cool and wet
dastardy
cowardly, shameful
daunt
to discourage
debauch
to corrupt
debonair
charming
deciduous
not permanent
decrepit
broken down
decry
to denounce
deduce
to reason out
deem
to believe
default
to fail to pay/perform
defer
to postpone
defray
to pay the cost of
defunct
extinct
deign
to lower oneself
delectable
very enjoyable
delineate
to describe
delude
to deceive, to mislead
deluge
a flood
delve
to investigate
demagogue
a leader who appeals to the emotions
demeanor
behavior
demure
shy
denigrate
to ruin one's reputation
denizen
inhabitant
deplore
to regret
depraved
immoral
derelict
abandoned
desecrate
to damage
desiccate
to dry up
desist
to stop
desultory
wandering or rambling
detente (funny mark first 'e')
a lessening of tension
detriment
harm or damage
diadem
crown
dialectic
logical discussion
diaphanous
transparent
dichotomy
division into two parts
dictum
a formal statement
didactic
instructive
diffident
modest
digress
to wander off the subject
dilettante
one who is not an expert
din
loud noise
dint
force or power
disburse
to pay
discomfiture
confusion
disconcert
to upset
disconsolate
wout hope
discreet
cautious
discrepancy
inconsistency
discrete
seperate
disparage
to belittle
dispel
to drive away
disreputable
having a bad reputation
dissemble
to conceal
disseminate
to spread
disseminate
to spread
dissertation
a written essay
dither
confused
diurnal
daily
divest
to take away
doddering
senile
doff
to throw off
doggerel
comic verse
doldrums
low spirits
dole
to give out sparingly
dossier
a complete group of documents
dotage
feeblemindedness
doughty
courageous
douse
to extinguish
dowdy
shabby
doyen
senior member
dregs
leftovers
drivel
foolish talk
droll
amusing in an odd way
duress
force
ebb
to slowly decrease
ebullient
enthusiastic
eccentric
unusual
echelon
level of power
eclectic
choosing from various sources
effete
wornout
efficacy
power to produce an effect
effigy
a likeness
effrotery
shameful boldness
effusion
an uncontrolled display of affection
egaliatrian
belief in the equality of all men
egregious
very bad, outrageous
egress
exit
elegy
a sad poem or speech
elicit
to cause to be revealed
elixir
remedy
ellipsis
saying sentences in a word
elysian
blissful
emanate
to come forth
embezzle
to steal
embroil
to involve in trouble
emollient
something that soothes or softens
encroach
to intrude
engender
to produce, create
enigmatic
mysterious
ennui
boredom
enormity
an outrageous and immoral act
enrapture
to delight beyond measure
ensconce
to hide/conceal
enthrall
to charm
entity
independent being
entourage
a group of followers
entreaty
a request, plea
enunciate
to pronounce clearly
ephemeral
temporary
epicure
one who seeks pleasure in fine foods
epigram
witty saying
epiphany
appearance of a deity
epithet
a descriptive word/phrase
epitome
a typical example or summary
epoch
particular period of history
ersatz
inferior substitue
erstwhile
in the past
erudite
scholarly
eschew
to avoid
esoteric
known only to a few
estival
pertaining to summer
ethereal
spiritual
etymology
origin dev of words
eugenics
science of improving the human race
euphemism
substitution of one expression for another
euthanasia
mercy killin'
eventuate
to happen
evince
to show clearly
exacerbate
to aggravate
excise
to cut out or off
execrate
to curse
exhort
to warn
exhume
to bring out of the ground
exigent
ugent
expatiate
to enlarge upon
expedient
practical
expedite
to make easy
expiate
to atone for
expound
to explain
extenuating
less serious
extirpate
to destroy
facade
outward appearance
facetious
sarcastic
factious
causing disagreement
factitious
artificial
aculty
ability or skill
farcical
absurd
fastidious
hard to please
fauna
animals in an area
fawn
excessively flattering manner
faze
to disturb
fealty
devotion loyalty
fecundity
fertile
fell
to knock down, cruel
ferret
to search or drive out
fester
to rot
fete
to entertain
fetter
to confine
filch
to steal
finesse
tact
firmament
strength or pertaining to the heavens
flaccid
flabby
flag
to slow down
flagrant
shocking, bad
flamboyand
showy
fleece
to swindle
flourish
a dramatic
flout
to ridicule
gadfly
a person who annoys others
gaff
a hook
gainsay
to contradict
gait
manner of walking
gall
bitterness
galvanize
to stimulate
gambol
to romp about
gamut
the whole range
garish
gaudy
garland
a wreath of flowers
garner
to acquire
gauche
tactless
gazette
newspaper
gelid
very cold
genteel
polite
genuflect
to kneel
germane
relevant
gibbet
gallows for criminals
gibe
to ridicule
giddy
dizzy
gild
to cover with gold
gingerly
carefully
gird
to encircle
gist
main point
glazed
smooth
glean
to gather with great effort
glee
happiness
gloaming
twilight
glower
to frown
gnome
a legendary creature
goad
to encourage
gossamer
light, flimsy
gourmand
a glutton
gradient
a slope
grate
to irritate
gratis
free
grit
courage
grotesque
distorted
grotto
a cave
grovel
to lower oneself
gumption
courage and initiative
gustatory
pertaining to the sense of taste
guttural
unpleasant sound
gyrate
to spin
haggard
worn out
haggle
to bargain over
hacyon
calm
hale
healthy
haphazard
dependent upon chance
harbinger
an omen
harpy
a greedy person
harrowing
distressing
harry
to worry
haughty
arrogant
hearth
fireplace
hector
to bully
hedonist
a pleasure seeker
hegemony
strong influence
heinous
hateful or shocking
herald
to announce
heresy
to strongly oppose a belief
hermetic
airtight
hirsute
hairy
histrionic
overly dramatic
homily
a sermon
hospice
shelter
hovel
a dirty living place
hubris
excessive pride
hue
a color
humdrum
boring or routine
hurtle
to speed
hypochondriac
a person with imaginary diseases
idiomatic
language perculiar to a group
idiosyncracy
a peculiar trait
idyllic
charmingly simple
ignoble
dishonorable
ignominious
shameful
ilk
type, sort, kind
illicit
unlawful illegal
illustrious
distinguished
imbroglio
a difficult or confusing situation
imbue
to fill completely
immaculate
spotless, pure
immolate
to kill someone as a sacrifice
impalpable
vague
impasse
a dead end
impending
likely to happen
imperturbable
calm
impinge
to collide
implacable
inflexible
implement
a tool, to carry off
implication
an indirect suggestion
implicit
suggested but not plainly stated
importune
to beg
imprecation
a curse
impromptu
without planning
improvident
wasteful
imprudent
disrespectful
impugn
to attack a person verbally
impute
to accuse a person
inadvertent
unintentional
inane
meaningless
incandescent
very bright
incarcerate
to imprison
inception
start
incholate
just beginning
incipient
beginning to appear
incubus
nightmare
inculcate
to influence someone to accept an idea
incur
to bring upon oneself
incursion
a raid
indict
to charge with a crime
indubitable
unquestionable
inebriated
stoned (fine... drunk)
ineffable
unspeakable
ineluctable
inevitable
inexorable
unyielding
infirmity
weakness
infraction
the breaking of a law
infringe
to violate
ingenuous
simple
inhibition
reserved
inimical
unfriendly
iniquity
wickedness
injunction
an order
innuendo
indirect remark
inordinate
excessive
inscrutable
mysterious
insidious
treacherous
insinuate
to hint, suggest
insipid
tasteless, boring
insolvent
bankrupt
insouciant
carefree
insurgence
rebellion
insurrection
uprising
integral
essential
inter
to bury
interdict
to prohibit, to block
interpose
to place between
intrinsic
essential
inured
accostomed to
invective
strong verbal abuse
inveigh
a bitter verbal attack
inveigle
trick or deceive
inveterate
firmly established
invidious
causing resentment
iota
small amt
iridescent
a wide range of colors
jargon
vocabulary of a particular group of people
jaunt
short trip
jaunty
carefree
jilt
to reject
jingoist
extreme patriotism
jocose
happy, lively
jostle
to bump
juggernaut
a destructive force
juncture
a point in time
junket
a pleasure trip
junta
a small group ruling a country
jurisprudence
study of law
jut
to stick out
juxtapose
to place side by side
kaleidoscopic
changing
Ken (neth Fontenot)
range of knowledge
kindle
to excite or start
kindred
relatives or shared feeling or views
kismet
destiny
kleptomania
a compulsion to steal
knell
the sound of a bell
knuckle
to yield, work vigorously
lackadaisical
uninterested
lackey
slavish follower
laconic
concise
laggard
a slow person
laity
religious followers
lambent
radiant, to move lightly over a surface
lampoon
sharp satire
languid
sluggish
lapidary
a dealer in precious stones
largess
a generous gift
lascivious
lustful
lassitude
weakness
laureate
worthy of honor
lave
to wash
legerdemain
deception
leonine
fierce
levity
lack of seriousness, humor
lexicon
dictionary of a special group
liason
a bond or a connection
libation
a drink
libel
a false written statement
libertine
immoral person
licentious
lawless or immoral
liege
lord, master
lieu
in place of
lilliputian
very small
limpid
transparent
lissome
moving gracefully
listless
indifferent
litigation
lawsuit
livid
discolored from anger/ embarrasment
loath
unwilling
locus
place
logistics
the supply movement maintanance of equipment
loll
to louge about or droop
loquacious
talkative
lout
an awkward stupid person, moron, idiot, retard, dumb@$$
lucid
easy to understand
lugubrious
mournful
macabre
gruesome
machination
evil design
malady
disease
malaise
uneasiness
malapropism
word humorously misused
malfeasance
wrongdoing
malingerer
one who pretends to be ill to avoid work
manacle
handcuff
manumit
to set free
martinet
strick disciplanarian (asian parents)
matrix
a place of origin, a movie in which people do cool stuff like dodge bullets in slow motion
maudlin
very sentimantal
mawkish
overly sentimental
melifluous
sweet sounding
menage (funny mark on first 'e')
household
menagerie
a collection of animals
mendacious
lying
medicant
a beggar
menial
degrading
mercurial
unpredictably
meretricious
gaudy or showy
mesmerize
hypnotize
mete
to distribute
mettle
courage
miasma
pollution
mien
manner
milleu
enviornment; setting
mirth
joy or laughter
misanthrope
hater of mankind
miscegenation
mixture of races
miscreant
a vicious person
miser
one who hoards $$$ excessively
misgiving
doubt, suspicioun
misogamy
hatred of marriage
misogynist
woman hater
missive
letter
mitigate
to make less severe
mnemonic
pertaining to memory
modicum
a small amount
modish
stylish
modulate
to tone down
mogul
powerful person
molt
to shed
moot
debatable or having no significance
moratorium
delay
morbid
depressing
mordant
sarcastic
mores
customs or traditions
moribund
dying
morose
gloomy
motley
assorted or different colors
mottled
spotted
mountebank
a fraud
mulct
a fine or to defraud
mull
overthink about
mundane
worldly
mute
Hong Song
muzzle
to restrain
myopic
having narrow point of view
myriad
infinitely vast in number
myrmidon
an unquestioning follower
oaf
a dunce
obeisance
gesture expressing deep respect
obfuscate
to confuse
objective
unbiased
oblation
an offering
oblique
indirect
obloquy
bad rep from public disgrace
obscure
not clear, hidden
obsequious
submissive
obsequy
a funeral rite
obstreperous
loud and unruly
obviate
to prevent
occidental
western
occlude
to close, block out
occult
secret or mysterious
odious
disgusting
offal
garbage
ogle
to look at with desire
oligarchy
gov by few
ominous
threatening
onerous
burdensome
onus
a burden
opprobrious
shameful
opt
to choose
oracular
mysterious
ostensible
apparent
ostentatious
showing off (bling bling)
ostracize
to banish
ovine
like a sheep
paean
song of joy
palatable
pleasant to taste
palatial
magnificent
pall
something that covers or to be unpleasant
palliate
to lessen
palpable
capable of being touched
palpitate
to beat rapidly
paltry
worthless
panache
a showy manner (bling bling)
panegyric
an exptresson of praise
pang
a sharp pain
panoply
suit of armor, protective covering
panorama
unlimited view, conprehensive survey
paradigm
a model, example
paragon
a model of perfection
paraphernalia
equipment
pariah
an outcast
parley
a conference
parochial
related to a church
parody
a work which imitates another in a satirical way
paroxysm
sudden outburst
passe (funny mark on last 'e')
out of date
patrician
aristocratic
patrimony
inherited right
pectoral
pertaining to the chest
peculate
to steal
pedagogue
a schoolteacher
pedantic
to show off one's knowledge (bling bling)
peevish
hard to please
pejorative
insulting
pellucid
trnasparent
pelt
skin of an animal
penchant
strong liking
pensive
thoughtful
penury
extreme poverty
perdition
damnation
peregrimate
to travel, journey
peremptory
decisive or final
perennial
lasting for a long time
perfidious
deceitful; unfaithful
perforce
of necessity
perigee
point nearest to the earth
pernicious
destructive
peroration
the conclusion part of a speech
perquisite
something additional to regular pay (bling bling)
precarious
risky, uncertain
precept
a rule of conduct
precis (funny mark on 'e')
brief summary
preclude
to shut out, prevent
precocious
prematurely developed
predicate
to declare
predilection
a liking, prefernece, inclination
preen
to dress
prehensile
adapted for grasping something
premise
statement made as a basis of an argument
perponderance
superiority in quantity, dominance
preposterous
ridiculous
prerogative
previlige
presage
to indicate or warn in advance
pretentious
showy, pompous(bling bling)
preternatural
abnormal
pretext
a false reason
prevaricate
to lie
prim
formal, proper
primodial
original
primp
to dress in a fussy way
prismatic
many colored
pristine
uncorrupted
privy
having knowledge of something private
probity
honesty
proclivity
tendency
procurstean
to get conformity at any cost
procure
to obtain
profligate
immoral or extremely wasteful
profuse
abundant
promiscuous
sexually loose
promontory
piece of land that juts out
promulgate
to advocate
propensity
inclination
propinquity
closeness
propitious
favorable
prosaic
commonplace or dull
proscribe
to denounce
proselyte
a convert
protean
changeable
quaff
to gulp
quail
to lose courage
quaint
pleasing or amusing
qualm
a feeling of uneasiness
quandary
a puzzling situation
quarry
being hunted
quash
to cancel
quasi
resembling
quay
a wharf
queasy
uneasy
querulous
complainig
quibble
a petty argument
quiescent
motionless
quietus
finishing stroke
quip
a witty remark
quirk
a peculiar characteristic
quixotic
extremely idealistic
salacious
obscene
salient
significant
sallow
sickly pale
salubrious
healthful
salutary
healthful
salutatory
welcoming speech
sanctimonious
hypocritical
sanction
to authorize
sangfroid
calmness
sanguinary
bloody
sanguine
cheerful or hopeful
sardonic
mocking
sartorial
pertaining to tailoring or clothes
satiated
satisfied
saturnine
gloomy
savant
a person of extensive learning
scant
inadequate amount
scintilla
a tiny amount
scintillate
to sparkle
scion
a descendant
scrupulous
honest
scurrilous
abusive or vulgar
scuttle
to abandon
sebaceous
fatty
secrete
to hide or conceal
sedition
rebellion
sedulous
hard working
seedy
run down
sentient
conscious
sepulcher
a tomb
sequester
to separate
seraphic
pure
serendipity
a talent for valuable things by accident
serrated
having toothlike edges
sham
a pretense
shibboleth
a password
shrew
a nagging woman
shroud
a sheet in which a body is wrapped for burial
sibilant
hissing
imper
a silly smile
simulacrum
superficial likeness or image
sinewy
tough or firm
skinflint
stingy person
skittish
excitable or nervous
skulduggery
deception
slake
to quench or satisfy
slattern
an untidy woman
slough
to discard
slovenly
untidy or dirty
smolder
concealed hostility
smug
self satisfied
sobriquet
assumed name
solace
comfort
solecism
ungrammatical
solicit
to ask, seek
solicitude
concern
solon
a wise man
sonorous
resounding
sophistry
seemingly believable but false reasoning
spate
sudden flood, strong outburst
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
specter
ghost like image
splenetic
spiteful, irritable
spry
active, nimble
spume
foam
spurious
couterfeit
spurn
reject
squalid
dirty, poor
staid
serious, sedate
stalwart
strong, steadfast
stanch
to check the flow of
stentorian
extremely loud
sterling
outstanding
stigma
mark of disgrace
stilted
pompous (bling bling)
stint
assigned amout of work
stipend
pay for services
stipulate
special condition or demand
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
stolid
dull, unemotional
strew
scatter
striated
parallel bands, grooved
stricture
critical comments
strigent
binding, rigid
stygian
gloomy
stymie
to block
subjective
personal
ssublimate
purify
sublime
exalted, noble
subsidiary
subordinate
substantiate
verify or support
succinct
brief
succor
aid, assistance
suffuse
to spread
sully
tarnish
sultry
hot
sumptuous
lavish
supernal
heavenly
supernumerary
in excess to what is necessary
supersede
replace
suppliant
entreating, pleading
supplicate
to beg for
supposititious
assumed
surcease
cessation
surmise
assume
surreptitious
secret
surrogate
substitute
suture
stitches
swathe
wrap around
sybarite
lover of luxury
sycophant
flatterer
tableau
a graphic picture
taboo
prohibited act
tacit
expressed without words
taciturn
quiet, Hong Song
tantalise
lease
tantamount
equal
tarry
delay
taut
tight, ready
tawdry
cheap n gaudy
temper
restrain
temporize
avoid commiting oneself, gain time
tendentious
biased
tenet
doctrine
tenuous
rare, slim
tenure
time of holding an office
tepid
lukewarm
testy
irritable
thespian
an actor
thrall
a slave
thernody
a funeral song
throes
a violent struggle
throng
a crowd
timorous
cowardly
tirade
an angry speech
titanic
huge
titillate
to excite
titter
a nervous laugh
token
a symbol
tome
large book
toothsome
tasty
torpid
sluggish
torsion
twisting
tortuous
twisting
touchstone
standard
traduce
to slander
transient
temporary
transpire
to occur
trappings
articles of dress
travail
hard work
travesty
a poor imitation, american chinese restaurants
treatise
a book about one particular subject
treble
three times as much
trenchant
vigorous, effective
trepidation
fear
tribulation
trouble
truckle
to submit
truculent
brutal
truism
obvious truth
truncate
to shorten
truncheon
a club
tryst
a secret meeting
tumid
swollen
turbid
unclear
turgid
swollen
turpitude
shameful behavior
tutelage
instruction
twain
two
NMSQT
national merit scholar qualifying test
PSAT
pissing stupid @$$holic test
Hong
was bored
Hong
hates typing 700+ vocabs
Hong
is tired
Hong
is easily amused