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discordant; dissident; harsh
cacophonous
inexperienced; immature; naive
callow
frank; blunt; open
candid
drink to excess; live it up
carouse
stop; end; halt
cease
swift motion; speed; alacrity
celerity
critical; attacking; denouncing
censorious
fraud; humbug; fake; hustler
charlatan
careful; cautious
chary
sweet; kind; innocent
cherubic
fanciful; whimsical; playful
chimerical
indirect; roundabout; rambling
circuitous
loud noise or complaint; commotion; din
clamor
lenience; mercy; compassion
clemency
congeal; curdle; clot
coagulate
combine; incorporate; merge
coalesce
pamper; overindulge; baby; spoil
coddle
related by blood; having the same origin
cognate
equal in measure; of the same duration or size
commensurate
collect date; accumulate; amass
compile
agreement; treaty; accord
concordance
corporation; partnership; firm
conglomerate
matrimonial; nuptial; marital
conjugal
squeeze; pinch; obstruct; block
constrict
mystery; puzzle
conundrum
convene; assemble
convoke
plentiful; ample; profuse
copious
stoutness; obesity
corpulence
having the shape of a cube
cuboid
hood-shaped
cucullate
cantankerous person
curmudgeon
argumentative; pugnacious; quarrelsome
contentious
castigate; punish; reprove
chasten
compulsive; typical; habitual; inveterate
chronic
concurrent; attendant; occurring with something else
concomitant
convent; monastery; religious place
cloister
enigmatic; obscure; secret; puzzling
cryptic
furtive; surreptitious; secret
clandestine
gullible; unsuspecting; naive
credulous
intimidation; duress; force; compulsion
coercion
nexus; union; meeting; conflux
confluence
penitent; apologetic; remorseful
contrite
perplex; baffle; confuse
confound
selfish; rancorous; surly
churlish
small group of people who share interests and meet frequently
coterie
vulgar, grossly ignorant; indelicate
crass
clumsy; unskilled
maladroit
inappropriate or ludicrous use of a word
malapropism
feign illness to escape work; shirk
malinger
having blemishes; damaged; defaced
marred
overemotional; mushy
maudlin
twist; bend; zigzag
meander
precise; scrupulous; particular
meticulous
stamina; bravery; courage
mettle
chop; mitigate
mince
mud; slime; muck
mire
failing; waning; ailing
moribund
multicolored; spotted; mixed
motley
diverse; many-sided; multiple
multifarious
boring; ordinary; typical; tedious
mundane
generous; extravagant; philanthropic
munificent
lowest point
nadir
foolishly simple; childlike
naive
beginning; embryonic; incipient
nascent
unclear; vague; indefinite
nebulous
provoke
needle
evil; vile; sinister; wicked
nefarious
newly coined phrase or expression
neologism
harmful; malignant
noxious
stubborn; intractable
obdurate
servile; groveling
obsequious
make unnecessary
obviate
peak or prime; ideal
optimum
exclude; isolate; bar; shun
ostracize
affluent; well-to-do; plentiful
opulent
almsman; beggar; leech; parasite
mendicant
conspicuous; showy
ostentatious
detestable; loathsome; revolting; sickening
odious
impenetrable by light; dull; dark; obscure
opaque
just punishment; retribution
nemesis
meddlesome
officious
noxious to health
noisome
venomous; spiteful; malignant
malevolent
lethargy; idleness; sloth
indolence
drunkenness; intoxication
inebriating
genuine; open; candid; frank
ingenuous
antagonistic; hurtful; harmful; adverse
inimical
dull; harmless; innocent
innocuous
even-tempered; level-headed; calm
imperturbable
hasty; rash; impulsive
impetuous
makeshift; spontaneous
impromptu
reckless; rash
improvident
denounce; censor; attack
impugn
unfavorable
inauspicious
all-encompassing; broad in scope; comprehensive
inclusive
illogical; inconsistent
incoherent
unruly; delinquent; incapable of reform
incorrigible
contract binding a person to work for another
indenture
mysterious; perplexing
inscrutable
dull; banal; tasteless
insipid
intervene; negotiate
intercede
speak or utter with a particular tone
intonate
unruly; disobedient
intractable
inherent; natural; innate
intrinsic
abuse; criticize; rebuke
inveigh
habitual; chronic
inveterate
discharge; emerge; emanate
issue
tangle or involve
enmesh
fortify; reinforce; secure
entrench
transitory; fleeting; passing; temporary
ephemeral
person devoted to luxurious living; person with refined tastes
epicure
word used to describe of characterize a person or thing
epithet
balance; stability; poise
equilibrium
prevaricate; dodge; evade; hedge
equivocate
learning; knowledge; enlightenment
erudition
commendation; speech giving great tribute
eulogy
agreeable to the ear
euphonic
acquit; vindicate; free from responsibility
exonerate
cast out evil spirits; expel demons
exorcise
send into exile; renounce one's own country
expatriate
speed up matters; accelerate; quicken
expedite
obliterate; remove; erase; exterminate
expunge
spontaneous; impromptu
extemporaneous
praise; laud; hail; glorify
extol
remove; loosen; untie
extricate
attack on religious values or symbols
iconoclasm
incorruptible; enduring; unchanging
immutable
poor; destitute; penniless
impecunious
decrease; reduction
diminution
unhappy; displeased; miserable
discontent
slight or offend
disoblige
obstruct; hinder; deter
dissuade
commotion; turmoil
dither
senile person
dotard
cunning; fraud; trickery; deception
duplicity
instruct; enlighten; educate
edify
impudence; nerve; gall
effrontery
interpret; define; clarify; explain
elucidate
radiate; flow from; emit
emanate
deprive of strength
emasculate
master of ceremonies
emcee
model; pattern
emulate
exhaust or weaken; debilitate
enervate
generate; produce; cause
engender
appropriate conduct; polite or proper behavior; protocol
decorum
delicious; delightful; savory
delectable
describe; outline; depict
delineate
elongate; lengthen; prolong
protract
reprove; accuse; condemn
denounce
perverted disposition;l wickedness; vileness; corruption
depravity
ravage; rob; loot
despoil
pedantic; academic; for teaching
didactic
self-doubt; timidity; shyness
diffidence
lackadaisical; lazy; remiss
dilatory
lowered in status or character; degenerate
debased
solve or figure our a puzzle; translate; untangle
decipher
downward slope
declivity
blur; smear; spread
daub
embrace; defend; support
espouse
paucity; shortage; deficiency
dearth
embryonic; developing; in the beginning stages
incipient
ephemeral; fading; brief
evanescent
exhumation; removal of a body from a grave
disinterment
extreme, bitter, and abusive speech; vituperation; tirade
diatribe
faint; soft; hard to hear
inaudible
flagrant; glaring; outrageous
egregious
fan or supporter; enthusiast supporting a particular cause or issue
partisan
identify with; understand
empathize
imperturbable; unemotional; calm; composed
dispassionate
implicate; enmesh; involve
embroil
inappropriate; indelicate; unseemly
indecorous
incendiary; agitator; opportunist
demagogue
inconstant; unsuitable; contradictory
incongruous
incorporeal; intangible; airy
ethereal
invincible; invulnerable; unable to be captured or entered
impregnable
irresolute; uncertain; moot
dubious
lively; volatile
effervescent
dullness; boredom; monotony
ennui
dismay; daunt; depress
dishearten
eagerness to fight; belligerence
pugnacity
circuitous; digressive; rambling
discursive
mannequin; likeness; image
effigy
mesmerize; captivate; thrill
enthrall
miserliness; unusually excessive frugality
parsimony
moron; fool; dim-wit
ignoramus
mournful; sorrowful; sad
elegiac
noticeable; obvious; apparent
palpable
perceptive; astute
incisive
pressing; insistent; urgent
exigent
procrastinate; loiter; idle; dally
dawdle
prediction; prophecy; forecast
divination
quarrelsome; contentious; argumentative
disputatious
religious; restricted
parochial
remove erroneous or objectionable material; delete; edit
expurgate
sad; mournful; pathetic
plaintive
scarcity; shortage; dearth
paucity
sincere; tranquil; composed; sedate
placid
stuffy or dogmatic; meticulous; academic
pedantic
testy; touchy; irritable
irascible
transfer a person to another jurisdiction for possible prosecution for an alleged offense
extradite
untrue belief; hallucination; fallacy; misconception
delusion
minor; petty; insignificant
paltry
elaborate praise, public compliment
panegyric
model or standard of excellence
paragon
fruitful; abundance; fertile
prolific
common; routine; ordinary
prosaic
model or standard of excellence
paragon
taking many forms; changeable; variable
protean
juvenile; immature; childness
puerile
boxing
pugilism
beauty; physical appeal
pulchritude
grind; crush; smash
pulverize
outcast; misfit; refugee
pariah
hodgepodge; literary or musical piece imitating other works
pastiche
small sin or fault
peccadillo
irritable; grouchy; ill-tempered
peevish
degrading; derogatory; negative
pejorative
marginal; outer; surrounding
peripheral
astute; keen; perceptive
perspicacious
irritate; miff; offend
pique
1. triteness 2. cliché; trivial remark
platitude
able to perceive or see things as they actually are
percipient
assiduous; studious; hard-working
diligent
1. substantial; profound 2. brief; concise
pithy
adventurous conduct; unusual behavior
escapade
airtight; sealed; impenetrable
impervious
alone; without hope or comfort; forsaken
desolate
bankrupt; unable to pay debts
insolvent
barbarian; person lacking artistic judgment
philistine
bloat; bulge; swell; stretch
distend
cacophonous; inharmonious; discordant; strident
dissonant
cancel; delete; obliterate
efface
careful; cautious; judicious
prudent
comb-like; having narrow segments
ctenoid
confidential; personal; private; privileged
esoteric
conflict; disagreement; strife
dissension
contaminate; profane; defile
desecrate
cretin; fool; dim-wit; idiot
dolt
cryptic; baffling; mysterious
enigmatic
discontinue or stop; cease; renounce
desist
deliberate breach of faith or trust; treachery
perfidy
deprecate; belittle or abuse
disparage
disapproving; belittling
deprecatory
destructive; poisonous; unhealthy
deleterious
dictator; tyrant; totalitarian
despot
diligent; persistent; inexhaustible
indefatigable
disguise; conceal; mask; camouflage
dissemble
disillusioned; dissatisfied; discontented
disaffected
dislike; reservation; denunciation
disapprobation
disperse; dissipate; scatter; dispel
disband