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gnome
a legendary creature
harry
to worry
exhort
to warn or urge
erratic
irregular; without direction
genuflect
to kneel
hallmark
a symbol of high quality
extemporaneous
done without preparation
ersatz
inferior substitute
fulsome
disgusting
harangue
unlucky
exhume
to bring out of the ground
escalate
to grow rapidly
ghastly
horrible
headstrong
stubborn
extenuating
less serious
eschew
to avoid
gibbet
gallows from which criminals are hanged
grapple
to grip and hold; to struggle
expedite
to make easy; to make faster
essay
to try
gamut
the whole range
hearth
fireplace
exigent
urgent
estranged
separated
gist
main point
havoc
destruction
facetious
sarcastic
erudite
scholarly
furtive
stealthy; secretive
hector
to bully
exhaustive
thorough; complete
euthanasia
mercy killing
gild
to cover with gold
hardy
sturdy
extraneous
not essential
exact
accurate; to require
genial
friendly
haggle
to bargain over
expedient
practical
exasperate
to irritate or to annoy
furor
rage
harbinger
an omen
extrovert
an outgoing person
esteem
high regard
galvanize
to stimulate
haggard
worn out
exodus
a going out
erstwhile
in the past
gall
bitterness
harass
to annoy
excise
to cut out or off
ethereal
spiritual
fruition
fulfillment
harbor
to conceal
exemplify
to make an example of
evanescent
temporary; fleeting
gingerly
carefully
hapless
unlucky
extricate
to set free; to disentangle
euphemism
substitution of one expression for another
fusion
merging
halcyon
calm
execrate
to curse
evince
to show clearly
gallant
noble
gullible
easily deceived
exonerate
to free from guilt or blame
eventuate
to happen
goad
to encourage; to spur on
gull
to trick
extrinsic
external; coming from outside
euphonious
having a pleasant sound
gelid
very cold
guile
deceit; trickery; cunning
extant
still in existence or stand above
evoke
to produce
gentry
upper class
habitat
dwelling
extrapolate
to estimate; to infer
estival
pertaining to summer
gaudy
flashy
hamper
to hinder
extort
to obtain by force
escarpment
steep cliff
garish
gaudy
haven
a safe place
exotic
foreign; strange
eugenics
science of improving the human race
genre
type of art or literature
haunt
to disturb
expurgate
to remove
euphoria
a feeling of well-being
futile
hopeless; useless; worthless
hedonist
a pleasure-seeker; self indulgent
expatiate
to enlarge upon
espouse
to support
gaff
a hook
haughty
arrogant
exude
to spread out or to give off
esoteric
known only to a few
gloaming
twilight
headlong
recklessly
exhilaration
liveliness
etymology
the origin and development of words
fundamental
essential; basic
guise
a false appearance
exemplary
worthy of imitation; outstanding
exacerbate
to aggravate
gazette
newspaper
gradient
a slope
exorcise
to drive out an evil spirit
erroneous
mistaken
gerontology
the study of older people
grisly
horrible; gruesome; ghastly
expunge
to erase
ethnic
pertaining to a particular race
germane
relevant
hearsay
rumor
expatriate
a person who leaves his native country
hoary
white with age
genocide
killing of a race of people
grit
courage
extirpate
to destroy
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
gesticulation
lively gestures
harpy
a greedy, nagging person
expiate
to atone for
hypocritical
insincere; two-face
garland
a wreath of flowers
guttural
unpleasant sound
explicate
make clear
homily
a sermon
fruitless
having no results
gruff
rough or harsh manner
exculpate
to free from blame
humus
black soil for fertilizing
gambit
strategy
gustatory
pertaining to the sense of taste
exuberant
full of enthusiasm
horticulture
the science of gardening
gambol
to romp about
gumption
courage and initiative
fabricate
to construct or to lie
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
glazed
smooth
gorge
a deep valley; to eat greedily
facade
outward appearance
hegemony
strong influence
gibe
to ridicule
haphazard
dependent upon chance
facet
aspect
hypocrite
one who pretends to be something he is not
garner
to acquire
grovel
to lower oneself
facile
easy
hospice
shelter
fulminate
to explode; to denounce
grotesque
distorted
facilitate
to make easy
herald
to announce
gargantuan
gigantic
grimace
an expression of disapproval
facsimile
a duplicate
hover
to linger about; to wait near
gape
to stare with open mouth
gouge
to dig out; to swindle or overcharge
expound
to explain
heinous
hateful or shocking
gauche
tactless
grim
fierce or harsh
excruciating
unbearly painful
horde
a crowd
generic
general; not specific
gregarious
friendly
exult
to rejoice
humility
meekness
garrulous
talkative
gourmet
an expert of food and drink
extol
to praise
hypothesis
an assumption
gainsay
to contradict
grievous
very distressing
flux
state of continual change
homage
honor
genesis
origin
Gothic
medieval; mysterious
frenzy
fury
humdrum
boring or routine
generate
to produce
gross
extreme or vulgar
fraternal
brotherly
herbivorous
feeding on plants
garble
to distort
harrowing
distressing
fluster
to confuse
hoodwink
to deceive
gala
festive
grave
serious
forthright
direct
homophonic
sounding alike
guant
thin and bony
grandiose
impressive; showy
fortnight
two weeks
hemophilia
tendency toward bleeding
garnish
to decorate
gravity
importance or weight; seriousness
freshet
a fresh water stream
hybrid
mixed; assorted
frustrate
to prevent; to discourage
gratis
free
franchise
special privilege
heresy
to strongly oppose a belief
genteel
polite
gyrate
to spin
fretful
worried
hydrophobia
fear of water
glitch
a malfunction
hallow
to make holy
friction
a rubbing together; conflict or disagreement
hinder
to block; to obstruct
gird
to encircle
gossamer
light; flimsy; fine
frivolous
silly or unimportant
hoax
a joke
gibberish
silly talk
hackneyed
overused; banal
frowzy
unkempt
hovel
a dirty, wretched living place
giddy
dizzy or light-headed
hale
healthy
faction
a minority within a larger group
hiatus
pause or rest
gloat
to dwell on with great satisfaction
gourmand
a glutton
fiat
an official order
hierarchy
ranking
glower
to frown
grotto
a cave
fiscal
pertaining to finances
herculean
tremendous in size
glutinous
sticky
gratuitous
free
flair
a knack; a natural talent
hurtle
to speed
gadfly
a person who annoys others
graphic
giving a clear and effective picture
fitful
irregular
heterogeneous
different
gnarled
twisted
grate
to irritate
fracas
brawl; uproar
heed
obey
gait
manner of walking
habit
usual behavior or addiction
felicity
happiness
homogenous
all of the same kind
fauna
animals of a certain area
holocaust
total destruction
fledgling
a young, inexperienced person
hilarity
joy
fluctuate
to vary
hone
to sharpen
foray
a sudden attack
hypothetical
theoretical; suppositive
foster
to encourage
humbug
a trick
forte
strong point
hue
a color
fawn
excessively flattering manner
hermetic
airtight
feign
to pretend
hypochondriac
a perosn with imaginary illnesses
flamboyant
showy; conspicuous
hodgepodge
mixture
fetter
to confine
hirsute
hairy; bearded
felonious
harmful
histrionic
overly dramatic
flotilla
fleet of ships
heedless
careless
flippant
treating serious matters lightly
hoard
to accumulate secretly
feint
a false show or a pretended act
fidelity
faithfulness
factious
causing disagreement
flail
to strike wildly
feat
accomplishment
florid
flowery; ornate
flagellate
to whip
forestall
to prevent by acting in advance
foreboding
a warning
fervid
very emotional; enthusiastic
firmament
strength or pertaining to the heavens
fleece
to swindle
factitious
hard to please
flaunt
to show off
foment
to stir up
fetish
object that receives respect
feasible
capable of being achieved
fervent
eager; passionate
forgo
to give up
flaccid
flabby
foreshadow
to hint
fickle
changeable or unfaithful
fealty
loyalty; devotion
fissure
opening or split
fecundity
fertile; productive
fluent
able to speak and/or write clearly
fetid
foul-smelling
forensic
pertaining to a formal debate
flabbergasted
astonished
finite
limited
fray
quarrel; unravel
fell
to knock down; cruel
flout
to ridicule
flag
a banner; to slow down
foist
to pass off something which is inferior
feline
pertaining to cats
faze
to disturb
fatuous
foolish
flotsam
floating wreckage
flagrant
shocking; bad
fiasco
a total disaster
fluvial
pertaining to a river
ferret
to search or drive out
ferment
a state of agitation
fictitious
false
fete
to entertain
fester
to rot
festive
joyous
forbearance
patience
finesse
tact
foil
to prevent the success of a plan
fortuitous
lucky; happening by chance
frugal
thrifty
fathom
nautical measure; to understand
firebrand
one who stirs up trouble
figment
something imagined
filch
to steal
fatalistic
believing that all things in life are inevitable
filial
like a son or daughter
frenetic
frantic
flourish
a dramatic
fractious
quarrelsome
flay
to strip off; to criticize sharply
fraught
filled with
fop
excessively vain; foolish
forerunner
ancestor
flinch
to cringe
foible
minor fault
flora
plant life in a certain area