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lackluster
lacking excitement, enthusiasm, energy, or passion
sublime
beautiful, excellent
pacifist
believer in pacifism
pac/peac
peace.
pact
a formal agreement, as between nations
pacifier
someone that eases anger or agitation of
anxiety
feeling of worry
agitation
nervous anxiety
merit
value, good quality, praiseworthy characteristic of somebody or something
contemplate
consider
radical
basicly
in spite of
despite of, regardless of
excruciate
torture somebody, torment somebody
incapacitating
deprive of effectiveness
deprive
take away, deprive you from your party
tangential
slightly relevant
momentous
highly significant
contemporary
of the same time
bizarre
odd
intolerance
unable to tolerate something
dissent
disagree, disagreement
insistence
maintained assertion
assertion
a statement that something is true
compliance
in compliance with, the state or act of conforming with or agreeing to do something
conform
behave acceptable, following a standard
squander
use something wastefully, squander our existing resources
belie
give false impression
unanimous
agreed on by everyone. be unanimous in something
disposition
personality, behavioral tendency
dispose
make somebody will, not dispose to do something, incline somebody
ambulate
to walk or move from one place to anther
congenital
describes an unusual condition present at birth, a congenital disorder
witty
using words cleverly
terse
abrupt
discontent
dissatisfied unhappiness
tact
able to avoid giving offences, discretion
discretion
an intuitive sense of what is right or appropriate
oath
solemn promise
merely
only
scruple
moral or ethical consideration
set forth
state
circumscribe
to limit the power of somebody to act independently
affect
pretending to have
indigent
extremely poor
precocious
mentally advanced in age, ripen early
petulant
ill-tempered, sulky
insipid
dull,flavorless
conspicuous
easily visible
prominent
noticable
desert
abandon place or person, abandon
deficient
lacking, deficient in something
inception
beginning (formal), since inception
conduct
behavior
provoke
make someone angry
verdict
jury decision
inflict
cause suffering
adaptation
something adapted to fit, a film adaptation of a novel
adaptation
something adapted to fit, a film adaptation of a novel
promptly
Done immediately with no delay
vigorours
very healthy
pedant
Somebody too concerned with rules or details
prevaricate
lying by giving equivocal answers
courteous
polite
utmost
of the greatest degree, number or amount
perceive
noticing using senses, understand or comprehend
preclude
to prevent something
informed
have knowledge, fully aware
probity
moral integrity
menace
possible source of danger
plea
urgent request
entreaty
desperate plea
slander
vilify
defame
harm someone's reputation
odious
hateful
readily
promptly, without hesitation
anthology
any collection
disclose
reveal
testimonial
recommendation, reference
slump
collapse
integrate
fit in with group
disintegrate
break into fragments; lose wholeness
undertaking
task
cede
surrender something
indulge
allow yourself or somebody else to experience something enjoyable
infidel
unbeleiver
bitter
strong and sharp in taste; hostile; difficult to accept
resentment
ill feeling
infidelity
unfaithfulness, especially to a sex partner
vile
disgusting, very unpleasant
torment
inflict pain on somebody or something
pessimism
tendancy to expect the worst
treacherous
traitorous
sullen
hostilely silent
grumpy
in bad mood
exaggerate
overstate something
knotty
puzzling or hard to explain, the mystery was knotty
depict
to describe
vantage
position giving an advantage
pallor
lack of facial color
miser
stingy person
mercurial
quick; changeable, the mercurial actions
melodious
pleasing to hear
paradigm
typical example, prototype, model, pattern
conceit
an exaggerated personal opinion, belief was pure conceit
impeccable
perfect,flawless beyond criticism
gravity
seriousness
impecunious
poor;having no money, great depression made families impecunious
contempt
attitude of utter disgust or hatred
abject
of the worst or lowest degree, an abject person
sojourn
temporary stay, the guest remained only for a sojourn
concede
reluctantly accept something to be true; to acknowledge; to admit; to surrender; to abandon one's postion
affiliated
to connect or associate with
irrepairable
not repariable
haughty
condescending, acting in a superior way and arrogant way
suppress
to bring to and end; to hold back
commiserate
to show sympathy
irreproachable
without blame or faults
abase
to degrade; to humiliate; to disgrace; absed his children whenever they fail
ingenuous
noble; candid; naïve
intrepid
fearless, bold
codify
to organize laws or rules into a systematic collection (code)
garble
distort or confuse
jester
entertainer
inveterate
firmly established
jollity
fun
yoke
harness; collar; bond, by the yoke around its neck and face
solicit
plead for something
specious
apparently, but not actually true
approbatory
approval, approbatory remark
desist
to stop or cease
replete
well supplied, fully equipped, kitchen was replete with food
caprice
impulsive tendency, a sudden unpredictable move
duress
force, held under duress
meticulous
extremely careful and precise
impale
to piece through with a pointed object, knight was impaled by the sharp lance
conundrum
word puzzle
lecherous
expressing lewdness in a way regarded as distasteful
rebuttal
refuting statement
refute
prove something wrong
consternation
terror that causes confusion
pittance
small allowance
coagulate
to become semisolid
saunter
to walk at a leisurely pace, to stroll
condone
to overlook; to forgive
percussion
striking one object against another
luxuriant
grow profusely, luxuriant flowers
burly
strong; bulky; stocky
catalyst
anything which creates a situation in which change can occur
malicious
spiteful, vindictive
malefactor
an evil person
reproach
to blame and thus make feel ashamed; to rebuke
apocryphal
couterfeit; not true
ingratiate
seek to please somebody
scanty
inadequate; sparse
paradigm
typical example; model
nefarious
evil, wicked, villainous, nefarious ruler
lethal
deadly
mandate
order, charge
determinate
distinct limits,exact limits
imbue
to dye or permeate
nostrum
a questionable remedy
remedy
way of putting things right
refurbish
to make new; to renovate
satire
a play or novel that uses humor or irony to expose folly
repudiate
to reject to cancel
noxious
harmful to one's health
halcyon
tranquil; happy
flaccid
lacking firmness, old dogs flaccid tail
innuendo
hint; insinuation
rife
full of, rife with
torpid
lethargic
putrefy
to decompose; to rot
sagacious
wise
inchoate
rudimentary
bungler
a clumsy person
invoke
to call upon, to ask for
evoke
stimulate memories from the past; cause reaction or feeling, evoke childhood memories, evoke a bitter retort
august
splendid
lunge
a sudden strong attacting movement forward
pejorative
expressing disapproval
adversary
foe, an enemy
debilitate
to enfeeble, to wear out
perceptive
full of insight, well aware
tyranny
absolute power, autocracy
wither
to shrivel, to cut down
tensile
undergoing tension
indelible
permanent
polemicist
a person skilled in agruement
stanza
division of poem, group of lines in a poem having a definite pattern
phlegmatic
unexcitable
veracioius
accurate
homage
honor, respect
obsequious
too eager to please or obey
rustic
plain and simple, of or living in the country
sovereign
superiour
premise
the basis for an argument
remorse
guilt; sorrow
impede
hamper, hinder
jocund
jolly
puchritude
beauty
rebuff
a blunt refusal to offer help
raucous
unpleasantly loud,harsh, hoarse
pious
religious
regal
royal, grand, regal castle, regal home
recalcitrant
stubbornly rebellious
inconclusive
not the final or definite result
incredulous
skeptical, unbelieving
repast
food that is eaten
hamper
to interfere with
reticent
silent, the reticent girl
somber
dark and derpessing; gloomy, somber mood
subjugate
force into submission
defer
to give way to the merit of, I defer to your superior knowledge
archetype
prototype
amorphous
having no determinate form
saga
a legend
malleable
easy to shape or bend
indecipherable
illegible
discourse
serious conversations; to communicate in a orderly fashion
stately
impressively weighty and dignified, grand and imposing
condescend
acting in a haughty way
reckless
without thought of danger
elaborate
complex;finely or richly decorated; detailed and thorough
harsh
difficult to endure; punitive;unpleasant to senses
mortify
shame somebody
sedition
a revolt
revolt
to try to overthrow an existing government
debacle
chaotic failure, disaster
steadfast
loyal
rectify
to correct
correlate
to bring into mutual relation
ratify
to make valid, confirm
compliant
complying; obeying; yielding
adept
skilled
inaudible
not able to be heard
whet
to sharpen, cooking whetted her appetite
mundane
ordinary, commonplace
slothful
lazy
stoic
impassive, unemotional
foist
to falsely identify as real
waft
move gently by the wind or breeze, the smoke wafted out of the chimney
soporific
causing sleep
solemnity
seriousness
devoid
lacking
conglomeration
mixture; collection
sordid
filthy; base; vile, the sordid gutters
stagnant
motionless, not flowing or moving, inactive, not developing
tenuous
extremely delicate and fine
anecdote
a short account of happenings
bastion
strong supporter; a fortified place or strong defence
mar
to spoil by doing damage
shoddy
of inferior quality; cheap
chastised
to punish; to discipline
liaison
conneciton link, liaison between the faculty and the student body
stridency
harshness or shrillness sound
intercede
to plead on be behalf of another; to mediate
constrain
to force, compel
mesmerize
to hpynotize
aseptic
germ free
undermined
to weaken; to ruin
convoke
to call to assemble
breadth
the distance from one side to antoher
synthetic
insincere, not real, rather artificial
desecrate
insult something holy
knavery
cunning behavior
sarcasm
ironic
tepid
lukewarm, showing little enthusiasm
cower
to crouch down in fear or shame
innocuous
harmless
vendetta
feud
feud
long violent dispute; continuous hostility
fortuitous
happening accidentally by luck
vilify
to speak abusively of, slander, to malign someone
skulk
to move secretly, implies sinister intent
disarray
state of disorder
cant
jargon of a particular group or occupation; insincere statements of high ideals
immutable
unchangeable, permanent
thrify
frugal, economical
amalgamate
to mix; to merge, to combine
infamy
a bad reputation
truculent
fierce; savage; cruel
tranquillity
peaceful state; stillness
tumid
swollen;inflated
ungainly
clumsy and unattractive
guise
appearance
hefty
heavy or powerful
oaf
someone clumsy, unintelligent, noisy oaf
ingenious
inventive, clever and effective
paramount
greatest in importance or significance
sacred
of religion, inviolable
lofty
of highest rank, exalted
exalted
high-spirited, elevated, noble
pertain
have relevance; be appropriate; be part or belong
collude
work secretly with somebody to do something illegal or undesired
analgesic
pain-relieve
truss
to tie something or somebody tightly
confine
to limit something to somebody; limitation; prison
longing
yearning; to want something badly but unattainable
blasphemous
irreligious; away from acceptable standards
epic
long poem, serious of event; very large or heroic
aggression
hostile attitude
bellicosity
warlike
bel
war
burlesque
mockery by ludicrous imitation
ludicrous
absurdly ridiculous
imp
imp; mischievous child
mischievous
playfully naughty and troublesome
diligence
persisent effort
sage
wise person
longevity
long life
crone
woman over 40
amnesia
memory loss
paralysis
loss of movement
premeditation
reflection b4 action
nourish
give food to; helpt to develop
denude
strip bare
adorn
embellish; add decoration, make more beautiful
inflame
to provoke a powerful responce
delimit
establish limits of
antebellum
before the ware
rebel
a person who reisists authority, control, or tradition
belligerent
warlike, given to waging war
spurious
not genuine
defective
faulty
de
away, off, down, completely, reversal
defile
corrupt something; to make dirty
defame
to harm one's reputation
delineate
to describe to explain in detail; draw the outline of
platitute
banal statement
trite
overused
omen
a prophetic sign
prophetic
correctly predicting
portentous
significant in terms of future events
hangar
where airplanes are built and repaired
furtive
secretive
deface
to spoil appeaeance
compel
force somebody, I was compelled to listen.
antediluvian
outdated( humorous)
indignant
angry at unfairness
exalt
praise or promote somebody or something
deteriorate
become worse in quarlity, value, or strength; degenerate
consent
give permission, agree
spectrum
distribution of color light, like a rainbow; range of values( with extreme limits). A spectrum of opinoions between 2 extremes
organsim
living thing
verse
line of poem
scale
series of music notes
forethought
thought for future
headlong
with too much haste, with out forethought
single-handed
unaided
barefaced
shamelessly undisguised
mealy-mouthed
lack of frankness and directness, overly wary of speaking painly or openly, especially when admitting unpleasant truth
wary
cautious
level-headed
calm, rational and sensible under difficult situations
induce
persuade somebody to do something; produce metal or physical state
sedative
drugs inducing sadation,An agent or a drug having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect.
tranquil
to become tranquil, to sedate
sedate
give sedative to someone
epidemic
fast-spreading disease; rapid development, epidemic of china
undergo
to go through experience
diffuse
spread through become scattered; scattered
inoculate
protect somebody disease
vaccine
inoculation
contagious
able to be passed by contact; capable of transmitting disease; quickly spead. Contagious disease, laughter is contagious
astonish
amaze somebody greatly
reclaim
convert wasteland; extract useful substances
laxative
drugs that promote bowel movements
feces
shit
bowel
intestine
expulsion
dismissal from a place or membership; forcing someone or something out
bowel movements
expulsion of feces
anesthesia
medically induced insensitivity to pain; loss of sensation
anesthetic
substance that dulls pain
numb
will no feeling, as a result of local anesthetic; take sensation away from someone
psychosis
loss of contact with reality
caucus
political meeting
ward
room in hostpital; prison division; custody
wanderlust
desire for traveling
starvation
state of lacking food
avaricious
greedy for wealth
pugilism
sport of boxing
pugnacious
quarrelsome
rash
thoughtless and imepetuous
foolhardy
bold but reckless
timid
lack of courage or self-assurance
counteract
lessen effect of
narcotic
an addictive drug that dulls senses; illegal drug
stimulant
angent producing increase in fuctional activity
relapse
go into former bad state; become ill after recovery
tonic
something that lifts the spirits; a medicine that makes somebody feel better
resuscitate
revive somebody
revive
recover consciousness
stygian
consistently dark and frightening
abysmal
horrible
cataclysm
disaster
pyre
pile of burning material
mortuary
place for dead bodies
burial
disposal of body
centurion
ancient Roman army officer
augury
portent or omen
evanescent
fleeting, disappearing after a short time
onerous
great burden or much trouble
feckless
ineffective; unlikely to be successful, feckless attempts
illusory
imaginary
pliant
supple and bending easily; adaptable; easly influenced
upbraid
scold somebody, to criticize somebody in a harsh manner
dote
show extreme fondness
fond
liking something, feeling affection, fond of something
stray
wander away, become seperated from group
conscience
sence of right and wrong
iconic
admired as an icon
intimate
hint quietly; announce
dictate
speak aloud words to be written; rule or control over people
belittle
to make small; to think lightly of
unruly
not submitting to discipline, disobedient
contraven
to act contrary to; to oppose or contradict
upshot
the final act or result
blasphemous
irreligious; away from acceptable standars
impervious
impenertrable; unaffected
verbose
wordy; talkative
antipathy
a natural dislike
repugnance
a very strong dislike or distaste
viscous
thick and sticky
static
inactive, changeless
superficial
on the surface
blithe
cheerful and carefree
voluble
fluent and talkative
arcane
mysteriously obscure
bereft
hurt by someone's death
profusion
great amount, abundance
wooden
to be expressionless or dull
amass
to collect together, to accumulate
epitome
model, representation
render
to deliever, to provide
respite
brief interval of rest
workaday
commonplace
thwart
to prevent from accomplishing a purpose, to frustrate
zealot
believer; enthusiast, fan
nettle
to annoy, to irritate
itinerary
travel plan
arid
extremely dry
colloquial
informal, casual; conversational
disparity
difference in form, character, or degree
indifferent
unconcern
contiguous
adjoining; bordering
adjoin
to be next to or share a common border; connect
subtlety
quality or state of being subtle, subtle: slight and pleasantly understated
discord
disagreement; lack of harmony
plethora
superabundance
dissent
disagreement
disparate
unequal; dissimilar; different
iota
a very small piece
gibber
to speak foolishly
valance
cover for a curtain rod
connoisseur
expert
trek
to make a journey
venue
location
luminous
emitting light
meander
to go aimlessly
taut
stretched tightly
contentious
quarrelsome
macerate
soften by soaking
commodious
spacious and convenient
quarantine
isolation of person or persons to prevent the spread of disease
peripheral
marginal; outer
decorous
showing decorum
decorum
dignity and propriety
quandary
dilemma
consecrate
to sanctify; to make sacred
cajole
to coax with insincere talk
ubiquitous
omnipresent
utopia
imaginary land with perfect social and political systems
docile
manageable; obedient, gentle
disentangle
to free from confusion
pedestrian
dull, ordinary
salient
noticeable, prominent,conspicuous
solace
hope; comfort during a time of grief
yore
former period of time
succumb
to give in; to yeild
vital
important, crucial; lively
vaunt
to boast
juncture
critical point
welter
a confused mass; turmoil
turmoil
state of great confusion; event causing confusion
ingratitude
ungratefullness, lack of gratitute
serrated
having a saw-toothed edge
pungent
sharp; stinging
deem
to consider to be
arable
suitable for plowing
placate
to appease or pacify
craven
coward; abject person
generic
common; general; universal
accede
to comply with
transpired
to take place
petty
unimportant; of subordinate standing
subordinate
lower in rank
relegated
to put to a lower position
callow
young and immature
superfluous
more than necessary
essential
necessary; basic; defining characteristic
apposite
suitable; apt; relevant
apt
very appropriate
stoke
to feed fuel to , especially a fire
guffaw
boisterous laughter
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
vogue
modern fashion
allude
to refer indirectly to something
ember
buring fragment
indecent
unacceptable and offensive to accepted standards, especially in sexual matters; improper, inappropriate
lewd
indecent, sexual in an offensive way
gourmet
food expert
pale
having little coler; fence stake
slat
thin strip of wood or metal
stake
thin pointed post in ground
dismay
discourage somebody; alarm somebody; feeling of discouragement; loss of courage
reluctant
not eager
scour
clean something by rubbing; search something carefully
ramify
branch; have complicated results
harbinger
somebody or something that foreshadows or anticipates a future event
perplex
puzzle somebody; complicate something
stickler
puzzle; somebody fussy about details
fussy
concerned with minor things
diadem
royal crown
avid
keen, eager for or enthusiastic about something
testy
impatient and easily upset or annoyed
spangle
small shiny decorations
phobia
strong fear and dislike of something
emolument
payment for work, compensation
sap
take away someone's energy
indict
to charge with a crime
embezzle
misuse entrusted money or property
entrust
give somebody responsibility for
superlative
of the highest kind or degree, superlative example…
glutton
overeater
adamant
not yielding, firm
bemuse
bewildered
bewilder
to confuse or puzzle someone completely
orthodox
traditional; accepted
euphony
pleasant combination of sounds
gauntlet
a protective glove
urbane
showing sophistication, refinement, or courtesy
melancholy
depression; gloom
wane
to grow gradually smaller
debase
to make lower in quality
churlishness
crude or surly behavior; behavior of a peasant
afoul
into conflict or trouble with someone
surly
bad-tempered, unfriendly, rude, and somewhat threatening, a person with a surly manner
crude
in raw state; vulgar
vulgar
lacking courtesy and manners
calamity
disaster
valiant
full of courage or bravery
acrid
sharp; bitter,arcid odor
odor
smell
incognito
unidentified; disguised
fatuous
unintellligent
ardent
passionate; enthusiastic
indigence
the condition of being extremely poor
salvage
to rescue from loss
savage
violent, brutal,undomesticated
hyperbole
an exaggeration
replica
copy
deprecate
to express disapproval of
resilient
recovering quickly; elastic
adroit
skillful
dogma
religious blief; a collection of beliefs
abhor
to detest, to hate
din
loud persistent noise
oust
to drive out; to eject
dichotomy
a divisio into two parts or kinds
tantallize
to tempt, to torment
demise
somebody's death; end of something
impugn
to question one's truthfulness or integrity; to criticize or cast doubt on
incidental
extraneous; unexpected
extraneous
not relevant
arbiter
one who si authorized to judge or decide
limber
supple
cynic
one who believes that others are motivated entirely by selfishness
fervor
passion; intensity of feeling
ornate
excessively decorative
fledgling
young birds with new flight feathers; inexperienced person; beginner
dolt
idiot
repeal
undo law, end the valdity of the law
annul
make something invalid
deduce
reach conclusion
bud
unopened flower
evident
obvious
cobweb
dusty spider's web
perdition
complete destruction
deter
restrain from taking action
restive
uneasy and resisting control; impatient
rousing
inciting emotion; lively
striated
marked with parallel stripes
partisan
biased supporter
disinterest
impartiality, lack of bias or self interest
flourish
be healthy or grow well
zest
exciting and enjoyable quality
plunder
rob place or steal goods
prevalent
found frequently
embrace
adopt something; make use of something; hug somebody
commend
praise someone or something(formally); prove something worthwhile
endorse
approve formally
offspring
descendants
inflict
cause suffer; to impose a burden on another, force on somebody
corpulence
obesity
connotative
implied additional meaning; containing associated meanings in addition to the primary one
reverent
respectful; feeling or showing deep love, respect, or awe
concise
in few words; brief; condensed
complaisance
the quality of being agreeable or eager to please
communal
shared or common ownership
trite
commonplace; overused
mimicry
imitation
cohesion
joining or working together; the act of holding together
embrace
adopt something; make use of something; hug somebody
endorse
approve something formally; promote some product; support someone or something; sign receipt
cosmopolitan
made up of diverse people; showing cultural diversity; knowledge and refinement from traveling;well-traveled person
futile
in vain, no practical effect or useful result
vain
excessively pround; unsuccessful
jut
stick out
content
satisfied and happy
recant
reject belief
coffer
a chest where money or valuables are kept
nautical
of the sea; having to do with sailors, ships, or navigation
sunder
break something apart; to break; to split in two
discrete
separate; individally distinct; composed of distinct parts
chortle
to make a gleeful, chuckling sound
censor
to examine and delete objectionable material
fluency
ability to write easily and expressively
berate
to scold; to reprove; to reproach; to critize
circumlocution
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; not to the point
attenuate
to make thin or slender; to weaken or dilute
unwonted
not ordinary; unusual
harmonious
having proportionate and orderly parts
complacent
content; self-satisfied; smug
defamation
to harm a name or reputation; to slander
mire
thick mud; to cause to get stuck in wet, soggy ground
capricious
changeable; fickle
jeopardy
danger; peril
aloof
uninvolved or unwilling to become involved with other people or events; distant in interest; reserved; cool
cacophonous
sounding jaring
tycoon
wealthy leader
penitent
feeling sorry for what one has done
distention
inflation or extension
conventional
traditional; common; routine
cherish
to feel love for
insubordinate
disobedient to authority
inanimate
to be dull or spiritless; not animated; not endowed with life
diatribe
an abusive criticism
bombasic
pompous; wordy; turgid
promontory
a piece of land jutting into a body of water
ceremonious
very formal or proper
aviary
a large place or cage to keep birds
retroaction
effect, as of a law, of things done prior to the enactment
quiescent
inactive; at rest
cacophony
a harsh, inharmonious collection of sounds; dissonance
intransigent
uncompromising
baroque
extravagent; ornate
fealty
loyalty
accomplice
co-conspirator; partner; partner-in-crime
azure
the clear blue color of the sky
avarice
a greed for wealth
autocrat
an absolute ruler
juxtapose
to place side-by-side
austere
harsh; severe; strict; very plain, lacking ornament
coda
in music, a concluding passage
audacious
fearless; bold
atypical
something that is abnormal
conciliation
the act of bring disputing sides together; an attempt to make friendly or placate
astute
clever and perceptive: shrewd and discerning, especially where personal benefit is to be derived
an astute investor;
cunning; sly; crafty
aspirant
a person who goes after high goals
asperity
harshness
condescending
to come down from one's positition or dignity
resolute
having determination
aspire
having particular ambition
vice
immoral habit, conduct
inert
motionless
insomnia
difficult to sleep
compromise
agreement; something accepted rather than wanted; agree by conceding(receiving less)
contend
state something; compete; struggle or deal with something; debate with somebody
erode
wear away land; destroy something gradually
multifarious
diverse
fallacy
mistaken belief or idea
erroneous
incorrect
divulge
reveal secret
prosecution
pursuit of legal action
prostitution
work of prostitute
extort
to obtain something by force or coercion
coercion
forcing of somebody to do something
underwrite
subsidize something; issue insurance;
underbid
offer less
stipulate
specify something,(conditions on agreements); demand something; make formal promise
patronize
to be condescending to; support somebody
rejuvenate
make someone young again; return original good state
deposition
witness's testimony; ousting from office; the accumulation of natural materials by a gradual procces
congeal
become or make liquid think; become or make firm
distill
create something from essential elements; emerge slowly
condense
chagne from gas to liquid; make text shorter; form denser
recuperate
regain health; get back (money)
resurrect
bring back to life
morose
gloomy
repine
feel dissatisified and complain
ostracize
exclude from society
defiance
open disobedience
undermine
erode something from base; weaken something gradually
undergird
support; support from below
submerge
to go under water
supersede
replace something less efficient
overhaul
comprehensive repair; check something for mechanical faults; revise something thoroughly; gradually overtake somebody
intersperse
break something's continuity; put here and there
enact
make something law
flattery
paying of compliments to win favor
aromatic
having a smell which is sweet or spicy (pleasant smell)
putrefaction
a smelly mass that is decomposition of organic matter
anarchist
one who believes that a formal government is unnecessary
amity
friendly relations
amiable
friendly relations
amendment
a positive change
ambivalent
undecided
ambiguous
not clear; uncertain; vague
altruistic
unselfish
perjury
the practice of lying
incompetence
failing to meet necessary requirements
alchemist
a person who studies chemistry
alleviates
to lessen or make easier
adulation
high praise
adage
an old saying now accepted as being truthful
prodigal
wasteful; lavish
disavowed
to deny; to refuse to acknowledge
abrupt
happening or ending unexpectedly
stigma
a mark of disgrace
virtuoso
highly skilled artist
uncanny
of a strange nature; weird
amalgam
a mixture or combination (often of metals)
lustrous
bright; radiant; shining
rancor
strong ill will; enmity
ostentatious
being showy
neologism
giving a new meaning to an old word
whimsical
fanciful; amusing
molten
melted
pernicious
dangerous; harmful
spurious
not genuine; false; bogus
transmutation
a changed form
ribald
vulgar joking or mocking
reprehensible
wicked; disgraceful
sinuous
full of curves; twisting and turning
pragmatic
matter-of-face; practical
inept
unable to handle job; totally inappropriate; incompetent; clumsy
qualified
experienced; indefinite
ulterior
buried; concealed; undisclosed
lax
careless; irresponsible
pensive
deeply thoughtful; reflective; comtemplative
loquacious
very talkative; garrulous
autocracy
an absolute monarchy; government where one person holds power
dispassionate
lack of feeling; impartial
suave
charming in an insincere way; pleasingly dressed; effortlessly gracious
jovial
cheery; jolly; playful
waived
to give up possession or right
chagrin
distress; shame
mitigate
to alleviate; to lessen; to soothe
tarry
remain; wait; linger; to go or move slowly; to delay
saturated
to soak thoroughly; to drench
stipend
payment for work done
valor
bravery
nostalgic
longing for the past; filled with bittersweet memories
paraphernalia
equipment; accessories
innovated
to introduce a change; to depart from the old
charisma
appeal; magnetism; presence
pristine
primitive; pure; uncorrupted
malevolent
wishing evil (opposite: benevolent)
quixotic
foolishly idealistic
gloated
be smugly happy; brag; to glory over
susceptible
easily affected; easily imposed; inclined
duplicity
deception
lucrative
profitable; gainful
atruism
unselfish devotion to the welfare of others rather than self
delineated
to outline; to describe
rigor
severity
terse
concise; abrupt
assessed
to estimate the value of
rescinded
to retract; to discard; to revoke, repeal, or cancel
fulminate
to issue a strong denunciation
ominous
threatening
potable
a beverage that is drinkable
vagabond
wanderer; one without a fixed place
reiterate
to repeat
distant
having separations or being reserved
choleric
cranky; cantankerous; easily angered
sycophant
flatterer
arbitrary
based on one's preference or judgment
occult
supernatural or magic; mystical; mysterious
contrite
refretful; sorrowful
virulent
deadly; harmful; malicious
abominated
to loathe; to hate
facilitate
to make easier; to simplify
prevalent
generally occurring
pedantic
emphasizing minutiae or form in scholarship or teaching
universal
concerning everyone; existing everywhere
obliterated
destroy completely
indigenous
native to a region; inborn or innate
perpetual
never ceasing; continuous
chimera
something totally unrealistic or impractical; an impossible fancy
candid
honest; truthful; sincere
exorbitant
going beyond what is reasonable; excessive
uniform
consistent; unvaried; unchanging
ossified
to turn to bone; to harden
slandered
to defame; to maliciously misrepresent
quaint
old-fashioned; unusual; odd
destitute
poor; poverty-stricken
retract
to draw or take back
cognitive
possessing the power to think or meditate; meditative; capable of perception
brevity
briefness; shortness
paranoia
extreme and unreasonalbe suspcion of other people and their motives
paranoid
distrustful
vulgar
crude or indecent
loathe
dislike somebody or something
avow
affirm
reflective
thoughtful; able to reflect
meditate
empty or concentrate mind
drench
soak somebody or something
denunciation
public condemnation
inborn
inherited from parents or possessed from birth
innate
present from birth
unveil
expose something secret
amid
within or among
succinct
concise, brief and to point
alacrity
cheerful promptness or speed
palpable
touchable; clear; obvious
anonymous
nameless; unidentified
baneful
deadly or causing distress, death
tentative
not confirmed; indefinite
opaque
dull; cloudy; non-transparent
garrulous
extremely talkative or wordy
derided
to laugh at with contempt; to mock
iconoclast
one who smashes revered images; an attacker of cherished beliefs
negligence
carelessness
foible
a minor weakness of character
dissonance
musical discord; a mingling of inharmonious sounds; nonmusical;disagreement; lack of harmony
hypocritical
two-faced; deceptive
pagan
polytheistic
loiter
to spend time aimlessly
recondite
hard to understand; concealed; characterized by profound scholarship
exotic
unusual; striking; foreign
dubious
doubtful; uncertain; skeptical; suspicious
livid
1. black-and-blue; discolored 2. enraged; irate
intermittent
periodic; occasional
usury
the art of lending money at illegal rates of interest
kinship
family relationship; affinity
menagerie
a place to keep or a collection of wind or strange animals
levity
silliness; lack of seriousness
rancid
having a bad odor
lassitude
a state of being tired or listless
compromised
to settle by mutual adjustment
anchorage
something that can be relied on; security
irascible
prone to anger
proverbial
well-known because it is commonly referred to
hackneyed
commonplace; trite
haggard
tired-looking; fatigued; wild and unruly in appearance
comprehensive
all-inclusive; complete; thorough
toxic
poisonous
irrational
not logical
behoove
to be appropriate, proper for somebody; to be advantageous; to be necessary
profound
deep; knowledgeable; thorough
instigate
to start; to provoke, to start trouble
converge
to move toward one point (opposite: diverge)
ignoble
shameful; dishonorable
charlatan
an impostor; fake
unobtrusive
inconspicuous; reserved
vacillation
fluctuation
cognizant
knowing about something; aware of ; perceptive
inadvertent
not on purpose; unintentional
volatile
changeable; undependable; unstable
traumatic
extreme distress; causing a violent injury
novel
new
circumlocutory
being too long, as in a description or expression; a roundabout, indirect, or ungainly way of expressing something
zephyr
a gentle wind; breeze
banal
trite, without freshness or originality
progeny
children; offspring
digress
to stray from the subject; to wander from the topic
wanton
unruly; excessive
ironic
contradictory; in consistent; sarcastic
intangible
incapable of being touched; immaterial
inert
not reacting chemically; inactive
feasible
reasonable; practical
incessant
unceasing; constant; continual
heresy
unorthodox opinion; opinion contrary to popular belief
realm
an area; sphere of activity
sporadic
rarely occurring or appearing; intermittent
abstinence
the act or process of voluntarily refraining from any action or practice; self-control; chastity
obligatory
mandatory; necessary; legally or morally binding
allusions
an indirect reference (often literary); a hint
abstemious
sparing in use of food or drink
anomaly
an oddity; inconsistency; a deviation from the norm
soliloquy
a talk one has with oneself (esp. on stage)
valid
acceptable; legal
liberalism
believing in personal freedom (favoring reform or progress)
indolent
lazy; inactive
heeds
pay attention to advice; to obey; to yield to
dogmatic
stubborn; biased; opinionated
coherent
sticking together; connected; logical; consistent
contest
to attempt to disprove or invalidate
hierarchy
a system of persons or things arranged according to rank
muse
to think or speak meditatively
illuminate
to make understandable, to clarify something; to shine light on something
rarefy
to make less dense or refined
recluse
solitary and shut off from society
relinquish
to let go; to abandon
hedonistic
pleasure-seeking
exonerate
to declare or prove blameless
plaintive
being mournful or sad
abbreviated
to shorten; to compress; to diminish
aesthetic
artistic; of beauty; sensitive to beauty
unequivocal
clear; definite
panegyric
high praise
prevaricated
to speak equivocally or evasively; to lie
diffuse
spread out; verbose (wordy); not focused
incisive
quick to understand; expressing or expressed clearly; to be acute or penetrating
pallid
sallow; colorless
tenacious
persistently holding to something
grandiose
magnificent; flamboyant
frugality
thrift; economical use or expenditure
erratic
unpredictable; irregular
disputatious
argumentative; inclined to disputes
rationalize
to offer reasons for; to account for on rational grounds
copious
full of information
caustic
burning; sarcastic; harsh
hindrance
blckage; obstacle
fatigue
mental or physical exhaustion; inability to respond to situation
ecstatic
delighted; dominated by emotion
aberrant
abnormal; straying from the normal or usual path
timorous
fearful
reciprocal
nutual; having the same relationship to each other