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abase (v)
lower, humiliate
abate (v)
subside, decrease, lessen
abet (v)
aide, encourage
abeyance (n)
suspended action
abject (a)
wretched, lacking in pride
ablution (n)
washing
abnegation (n)
self sacrifice
abrade (v)
wear away by friction, scrape
abrasive (a)
rubbing away, tending to grind down
abscond (v)
depart secretly and hide
absolve (v)
pardon ( an offense)
abstemious (a)
sparing in eating or drinking
abut (v)
border upon, adjorn
abysmal (a)
bottomless
accede (v)
agree
accolade (n)
award of merit
acerbity (n)
bitterness of speech and temper
acme (n)
top, pinnacle
acquiesce (v)
assent, agree without protest
acrid (a)
sharp, bitterly pungent
acrimonious (a)
bitter in words or manner
acuity (n)
sharpness
adherent (n)
supporter, follower
admonish (v)
warn, reprove
adulterate (v)
make impure by adding a tainted substance
adverse (a)
unfavorable, hostile
affable (a)
easily approachable, warmly friendly
affintity (n)
kinship
aggregate (v)
gather
allegory (n)
story in which characters are used as symbols, fable
alloy (v)
calm, pacify
aloof (a)
apart, reserved
altrustic (a)
unselfishly generous, concerned for others
amble (n)
moving at an easy pace
amiable (a)
agreeable, loveable, warmly friendly
amity (n)
friendship
amnesty (n)
pardon
amorphous (a)
formless, lacking shape or definition
anachronistic (a)
having an error involving
analogous (a)
comparable
anecdote (n)
short accound of an amusing or interesting event
animus (n)
hostile feeling or intent
annex (v)
attach, take possesion of
anomaly (n)
irregularity
antagonism (n)
hostility, active resistance
antediluvian (a)
antiqauted, extremely ancient
anthropocentric (a)
reguarding humans as center of the universe
antipathy (n)
aversion, dislike
antiquated (a)
old-fashioned, obsolete
apocryphal (a)
untrue, made up
apostate (n)
one who abandones his religous faith or politcal beleifs
apotheosis (n)
elevation to godhood, an ideal example of something
apparition (n)
ghost or phantom
append (v)
attach
apprise (v)
inform
arcane (a)
secret,mysterious
ardent (a)
intense, passionate, zealous
askance(a)
with a sideways or indirect look
assiduous (a)
dilligent
assimilate (v)
absorb, cause to become homegenous
antediluvian (a)
antiqauted, extremely ancient
anthropocentric (a)
reguarding humans as center of the universe
antipathy (n)
aversion, dislike
antiquated (a)
old-fashioned, obsolete
apocryphal (a)
untrue, made up
apostate (n)
one who abandones his religous faith or politcal beleifs
apotheosis (n)
elevation to godhood, an ideal example of something
apparition (n)
ghost or phantom
append (v)
attach
apprise (v)
inform
arcane (a)
secret,mysterious
ardent (a)
intense, passionate, zealous
askance(a)
with a sideways or indirect look
assiduous (a)
dilligent
assimilate (v)
absorb, cause to become homegenous
assuage (v)
ease or lessen (pain), satisfy (hunger)
atrophy (v)
waste away
audacious (a)
daring, bold
augment (v)
increase, add to
august (a)
impressive, majestic
auspicious (a)
favoring success
austere (a)
forbidingly stern, severly simple
axiom (n)
self-evident proof, requiring no proof
banal (a)
commonplace, trite, lacking originality
baroque (a)
highly ornate
beguile (v)
mislead; pass time
belie (v)
contradict, give a false impression
bequeath (v)
hand down, leave by will
benign (a)
kindly, favorable
bevy (n)
large group
bolster (v)
support, reinforce
braggart (n)
boaster
brazen (a)
insolent
bucolic (a)
rustic, pastoral
bumptious (a)
self assertive
buttress (v)
support, prop up
buxom (a)
plump, full-bosomed
cache (n)
hiding place
callow (a)
youthful, immature, inexperinced
calumny (n)
slander
carping (a)
finding fault
castigate (v)
criticize severely, punish
caustic (a)
burning, sarcastically biting
certitude (n)
certainty
charlatan (n)
quack, pretender to knowlege
chauvinist (n)
blindly devoted patriot
chimerical (a)
fantastically improbable
choleric (a)
hot-tempered
circumspect (a)
prudent, cautious
clandestine (a)
secret
clemency (n)
disposition to be lenient, mildness
coalesce (v)
combine, fuse
colloquial (a)
pertaining to conversation or common speech
commiserate (v)
feel or express pity for
complacency (n)
self-satisfaction, smugness
concurrent (a)
happening at the same time
congenial (a)
pleasant, friendly
conjecture (v)
surmise, guess
consummate (a)
complete
convene (v)
assemble
convivial (a)
festive, gay
copious (a)
plentiful
corpulent (a)
very fat
craven (a)
cowardly
crux (n)
crucial point
crotchety (a)
essentric, whimsical
cupidity (n)
greed
cynosure (n)
the object of general attention
dauntless (a)
bold
debauch (v)
corrupt, seduce from virtue
decry (v)
express strong disapproval of
defer (v)
delay till later, exempt temporaraly
deference (n)
courteous reguard for anothers wish
deft (a)
neat, skillful
degenerate (v)
become worse, deteriorate
deify (v)
turn into a god, idolize
delectable (a)
delightful, delicous
deleterious(a)
harmful
delineate (v)
portray, depict, sketch
demoniac (a)
fiendish
demure (a)
grave, serious, coy
denigrate (v)
blacken
denizen (n)
inhabitant or resident, regular visitor
deplore (v)
regret, disaprove of
depose (v)
dethrone, remove from office
deprecate (v)
express disproval of
derelict (a)
abandonded
deride (v)
ridicule, make fun of
derivative (a)
unoriginal, derived from another source
desiccate (v)
dry up
despoil (v)
strip of valuables, rob
despot (n)
tyrant
desultory (a)
aimless, haphazard
diaphanous (a)
sheer, transparent
dictum (n)
authorative and weighty statement or saying
didactic(a)
teaching, instructional
diffidence (n)
shyness
diffuse (a)
wordy, rambling
dilapidated (a)
ruined because of neglect
dilatory (a)
delaying
dirge (n)
lament with music
discerning (a)
mentally quick and observant
disingenuous (a)
lacking genuine candor, insincere
disinterested (a)
unprejudiced
disparage (v)
belittle
disparate (a)
basically different, unrelated
disparity (a)
difference, condition of inequality
disputatious (a)
agruementative
disquiet (v)
make uneasy of anxious
disseminate (v)
distribute, scatter
dissent (v)
disagree
dissident (a)
rebellious
dissolute (a)
loose in morals
dissonance (n)
discord, lack of agreement
distend (v)
expand, swell out
diurnal (a)
daily
dowdy (a)
untidy
draconian (a)
extremely severe
dulcet (a)
sweet sounding
dupe (n)
somebody easily fooled
ebullient (a)
showing excitement, pverflowing with enthusiasim
edify (v)
instruct, correct morally
efface (v)
rub out
effervescence (n)
inner excitment or exuberence
effete (a)
lacking vigor, worn out
egregious (a)
notorious, conspicuously bad or shocking
elict (v)
draw out by dicussion
elucidate (v)
explain, enlighten
emanciated (a)
thin and wasted
emend (v)
correct, correct by a critic
eminent (a)
high, lofty
empirical (a)
based on expirence
encumber (v)
burden
enervate (v)
weaken
engender (v)
cause, produce
enmity (n)
ill- will, hatred
ennui (n)
boredom
enscone (v)
settle comfortably
enumerate (v)
list
epigram (n)
witty thought or saying
episodic (a)
loosely connected
equable (a)
tranquil, steady, uniform
equanimity (n)
calmness of temprement, composure
erruneous(a)
mistaken, wrong
erudite (a)
learned, scholarly
espouse (v)
adopt, support
ethereal (a)
light, heavenly
ethos (n)
underlying character of a culture or group
euphonious (a)
pleasing in sound
evanescent (a)
fleeting, vanishing
envince (v)
show clearly
exacting (a)
extremely demanding
excoriate (v)
scold with biting harshness
exhort (v)
urge
exigency (n)
urgent situation
exodus (n)
departure
exorbitant (a)
excessive
expediant (a)
suitable,practical
extol (v)
praise, glorify
facetious (a)
joking (often inapropriatly) humurous
facile (a)
easily accomplished, ready or fluent
fallacious (a)
false, misleading
fallow (a)
uncultivated
fatalism (n)
belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control
fatuous (a)
foolish, inane
felicitous (a)
apt, suitably expressed, well-chosen
fell (v)
knock or cut down, bring down
flaccid (a)
flabby
florid (a)
ruddy, reddish
flout (v)
reject, mock
fortitude (n)
bravery, courage
fortuitous (a)
accidental, by chance
fractious (a)
unruly, disobedient
furtive (a)
stealthy, sneaky
gaffe (n)
social blunder
galvanize (v)
stimulate by shock, stir up, revitalize
gambit (n)
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
gauche (a)
clumsy, coarse and uncouth
glib (a)
fluent, facile, slick
gradiloquent (a)
pompous, bombastic
grapple (v)
wrestle, come to grips with
grouse (v)
complain, fuss
hackneyed (a)
commonplace, trite
hedonist (n)
one who believes pleasure is the sole aim in life
hilarity (n)
boisterous mirth
histrionic (a)
theatrical
hone (v)
sharpen
horde (n)
crowd
hovel (n)
shack, small wretched house
husband (v)
use sparingly, save
iconoclastic (a)
attacking cherished traditions
ignomity (n)
deep dusgrace, shame or dishonor
illicit (a)
illegal
illusory (a)
deceptive, not real
imminent (a)
near at hand, impending
impasse (n)
situation from which there is no escape, deadlock
impecunious (a)
without money
imperious (a)
domineering, haughty
impregnable (a)
invunerable
impudence (a)
impertinence, insolance
incontrovertable (a)
indisputable, not open to question
incredulous (a)
witholding belief, skeptical
incur (v)
bring upon ones self
indefatigable (a)
tireless
indelible (a)
not able to be erased
indigent (a)
poor, destitute
inert (a)
inactive, lacking power to move
inexorable (a)
relentless, unyeilding
infidel (n)
unbeliever
ingenue (n)
an artless girl, an actress who plays such parts
inimical (a)
unfriendly, hostile
innocuous (a)
harmless
insolvent (a)
bankrupt, unable to pay debts
insularity (a)
narrow-mindedness, isolation
insuperable (a)
insurmountable, unbeatable