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Anachronism
something that is not happening in its proper time
CHRON (time)
Affluent
to flow in abundance, wealthy
FLU (flow)
Acute
a sharp angle, very keen
ACRI/ACER (very sharp)
Acuity
keennes of perception
ACRI/ACER (very sharp)
Acumen
mental sharpness
ACRI/ACER (very sharp)
Acrionious
full of spite, bitter, nasty
ACRI/ACER (very sharp)
Acrid
unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor
ACRI/ACER (very sharp)
Antipathy
feeling agaisnt someone or something, dislike
PATHOS (feeling)
Empathy
feeling the same thing as someone else
PATHOS (feeling)
Amicable
pleasant, friendly
AMI (friend)
Amity
peaceful, friendly relations
AMI (friend)
Amiable
friendly, affable
AMI (friend)
Abhor
to dislike intensely, loathe, despise
AB (away from/off)
Aberration
a departure from what is normal or typical
AB (away from/off)
Abdicate
give up, resign, as to abdicate a throne
AB (away from/off)
Amorphous
having no form or shape
A (no, not)
Anarchy
having no government, hence great disorder, chaos
A (no, not)
Anomaly
not following the norm, hence an exception to a role
A (no, not)
Atheist
person who does not believe in God
A (no, not)
Brigand
known for living by plunder, a bandit
a person
Braggart
known for bragging
a person
Benign
good natured, kindly, favorable, not malignant
BENE (good/well)
Benevolent
an inclination to do good, kindliness
BENE (good/well)
Benefactor
one who has given help, especially financial
BENE (good/well)
Benediction
to say or speak well of, hence a blessing
BENE (good/well)
Circumspect
to look around and thus be cautious
SPEC/SPIC (see)
Chronological
arranged in the order of occurence
CHRON (time)
Complacent
to be so calm as to be self-satisfied, smug
PLAC (calm)
Confluence
to flow together, convergence
FLU (flow)
Cynic
known for distrusting human nature
a person
Chauvinist
known for excessive nationalism, a jingoist
a person
Diffident
lack of faith in oneself, lack of confidence
FID (faith)
Demagogue
known for using popular prejudices and false claims to gain power
a person
Debunker
known for exposing falsehoods
a person
Exacerbate
to sharpen or aggravate a conflict, inflame
ACRI/ACER (very sharp)
Elucidate
to make clear, clarify
LUC (light)
Egregious
out of the group, outstandingly bad
GREG (group)
Egoist
known for being excessively concerned with himself/herself, conceited
a person
Eccentric
off center, hence a bit odd, weird, peculiar
the BIG E (out)
Elusive
out of reach, hard to catch, evasive
the BIG E (out)
Eminent
Outstanding, illustrious, very prominent, notable
the BIG E (out)
Exorbitant
literally out of orbit, hence unreasonable
the BIG E (out)
Eccentric
off center, hence a bit odd, weird, peculiar
the BIG E (out)
Eminent
outstanding, illustrious, very prominent, notable
the BIG E (out)
Exorbitant
literally out of orbit, hence unreasonable
the BIG E (out)
Expound
to elaborate, to explain in great detail
the BIG E (out)
Extricate
to get out of an entanglement or difficulty
the BIG E (out)
Extrovert
an outgoing personality
the BIG E (out)
Gregarious
enjoying the compnay of groups, affable
GREG (group)
Glutton
known for having a huge, insatiable appetite for food and drink
a person
Hypocrite
known for saying one thing and doing another, insincere
a person
Hedonist
known for seeking pleasure
a person
Iconoclast
known for attacking settled beliefs
a person
Implacable
incapable of being calmed, relentless
PLAC (calm)
Impugn
to challenge the accuracy or honest of something
PUG (fist, fight)
Immutable
unchanging
IN/IM (not)
Impious
lacking reverence, disrespectful
IN/IM (not)
Inauspicious
not favorable
IN/IM (not)
Incorporeal
without material form or substance
IN/IM (not)
Incorrigible
incapable of being reformed
IN/IM (not)
Indefatigable
incapable of being fatigued, having great stamina
IN/IM (not)
Insatiable
incapable of being satisfied
IN/IM (not)
Intrepid
having no fear, dauntless
IN/IM (not)
Inviolable
secure and thus cannot be violated
IN/IM (not)
Loafer
known for being habitually lazy
a person
Loiterer
known for idleness
a person
Laggard
known for being habitually tardy, dilatory
a person
Miscreant
one who behaves criminally, an evildoer, a malefactor
MIS (wrong/bad)
Misanthrope
a person who hates or distrusts mankind
MIS (wrong/bad)
Misnomer
wrong name
MIS (wrong/bad)
Miser
known for being stingy, a skinflint
a person
Skinflint
known for excessive thrift, a miser
a person
Martinet
known as a strict disciplinarian
a person
Malingerer
a person who pretends illness so as to avoid work
a person
Magnate
known for having great power
a person
Malediction
to say bad things, a curse
MAL (bad)
Malevolent
wishing evil or harm to others
MAL (bad)
Malicious
to cause pain, injury, or distress to another
MAL (bad)
Malefactor
an evildoer or criminal
MAL (bad)
Malignant
having an evil influence, very harmful
MAL (bad)
Perspicacity
having keen vision, as in being perceptive, astute
SPEC/SPIC (see)
Placid
to be outwardly calm, composed
PLAC (calm)
Placate
to calm the anger of
PLAC (calm)
Pugnacious
combative, quick to fight
PUG (fist, fight)
Pellucid
very clear, transparent
LUC (light)
Translucent
permitting the passage of light
LUC (light)
Perfidious
treacherous, untrustworthy
FID (faith)
Pragmatist
known for using a practical approach to solving problems
a person
Philanthropist
known for generosity, a humanitarian
a person
Pessimist
known for having a gloomy outlook on life
a person
Pacifist
known for opposing war and violence
a person
Quack
a person who pretends to have skill or knowledge he/she does not have; charlatan
a person
Repugnant
offensive, very distasteful, repulsive
PUG (fist, fight)
Rogue
known for being mischievous
a person
Renegade
known for rejecting lawful or conventional behavior
a person
Raconteur
known for telling witty stories and anecdotes
a person
Redundant
to repeat something over and over again
RE (back, again)
Refurbish
to make new again, renovate
RE (back, again)
Rejuvenate
to feel young again
RE (back, again)
Repatriate
to return to one's country of origin
RE (back, again)
Resilient
to bounce back from adversity or change
RE (back, again)
Revitalize
to regain energy
RE (back, again)
Revoke
to take back
RE (back, again)
Specious
seemingly fair or true, but actually not so, deceptive
SPEC/SPIC (see)
Synchronize
to occur at the same time, simultaneous
CHRON (time)
Suoerfluous
to flow above, hence exceeding what is necessary
FLU (flow)
Segregate
separating into different groups
GREG (group)
Stickler
known for insisting on exact standards
a person
Virtuoso
known for excelling in the technique of an art
a person
Sage
known for wisdom
a person
Spendthrift
known for spending money unwisely
a person
Supersede
replace, take the place of
SUPER (above)
Supercilious
thinking you are above others, arrogant, haughty
SUPER (above)
Optimist
known for having a hopeful outlook on life
a person
Zealot
known for excessive loyalty to a cause
a person
Fidelity
loyalty, faithfulness
FID (faith)
Infidelity
unfaithfulness
FID (faith)
Unfazed
calm, not disturbed
UN (not)
Unflappable
not easily upset, calm
UN (not)
Unfettered
free from restraints, liberated
UN (not)
Unfounded
groundless, without substance, false
UN (not)
Unorthodox
not following established ways of thinking
UN (not)
Unparalleled
having no parallel, hence unequaled
UN (not)
Unremitting
unrelieved, relentless, ceaseless
UN (not)
Unscathed
unhurt, unharmed
UN (not)
Unsubstantiated
not proven
UN (not)
Unwarranted
lacking justification
UN (not)
Untenable
that which cannot be defended
UN (not)
Affable
pleasant, friendly
nice
Aesthetics
the study of beauty
Ameliorate
to make better, improve
Abstruse
difficult to understand, very abstract
Amenable
willing to agree, responsive, cooperative
Approbation
approval
Appropriated
to take or make use of without authority or right
Arduous
long and difficult and thus hard to accomplish
Audacious
very bold
Blanch
to drain of color, become pale
Bombastic
pretentious, inflated speech or writing, lacking in humility
Brandish
to shake of wave in a menacing manner
Brusque
rough and abrupt in manner or speech, curt
Burgeon
to grow rapidly
Cantakerous
difficult or irritating to deal with
Capacious
spacious, roomy
Circuitous
following a circular or winding path, indirect
Circumscribe
to draw a line around, hence to restrict or limit
Compendium
a concise list or summary
Consensus
a general agreement, common consent
Corroborate
to support with evidence, confirm a claim
Decorum
conformity to accepted norms of behavior
Defile
to make unclear or impure, desecrate
Demonstrative
an open display of feelings
Demystify
to make clear and thus less baffling
Desolate
lonely, uninhabited
Desultory
makred by a lack of a plan or purpose, lacking direction
Dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate
Disabuse
to rid of false ideas, enlighten, free from error
Disdain
to look on with scorn
Disingenuous
giving a false appearence of simple frankness, hence calculating and crafty
Disparage
to run down, belittle, speak poorly of
Diversion
something that diverts or amuses
Divulge
to make known, reveal
Docile
easy to manage, malleable
Dogmatic
very stuuborn adherence to beliefs
Eclectic
selecting from a wide variety of sources, methods, or styles
Effervescent
to give off bubbles and thus be bubbly, exuberant
the best word!
Emulate
to imitate, copy
Enamor
fill with love
Equanimity
evenness of mind, especially under stress
Espouse
to give support to
Exasperate
to cause irritation or annoyance
Exigency
great urgency, requiring immediate attention
Fallible
prone to making errors
Fastidious
exacting, meticulous, hard to please
Fathom
figure out, comprehend, probe the depth of
Feasible
possible
Fervor
intense feelings, great passion
Flaunt
to violate conventions, treat with contempt
Garish
excessively vivid colors
Gingerly
very cautious, careful
Idiosyncrasy
any personal peculiarity, eccentricity
Incandescent
giving off light, gleaming, brilliantly shining
Incantation
use of spells or verbal charms spoken as part of a magical ritual