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TORTUOUS (ADJ.)
FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS; NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD; POSSIBLY DECEITFUL
TRACTABLE (ADJ.)
EASILY MANAGED
TRUCULENT (ADJ.)
FIERCE, SAVAGE, CRUEL
UBIQUITOUS (ADJ.)
OMNIPRESENT; PRESENT EVERYWHERE
VACUOUS (ADJ.)
DULL, STUPID; EMPTY-HEADED
VISCOUS (ADJ.)
THICK AND STICKY (SAID OF FLUIDS)
WELTER (ADJ.)
A CONFUSED MASS; TURMOIL
PERFUNCTORY (ADJ.)
DONE IN A ROUTINE, MECHANICAL WAY, WITHOUT INTEREST
PETULANT (ADJ.)
PEEVISH; CRANKY; RUDE
PLACATE (V.)
TO APPEASE OR PACIFY
PLETHORA (N.)
A SUPERABUNDANCE
PREVARICATE (V.)
TO SPEAK EQUIVOCALLY OR EVASIVELY, i.e., TO LIE
PRISTINE (ADJ.)
PRIMITIVE, PURE, UNCORRUPTED
PROPENSITY (N.)
AN INCLINATION; A NATURAL TENDENCY TOWARD; A LIKING FOR
PUTREFACTION (N.)
A SMELLY MASS THAT IS THE DECOMPOSITION OF ORGANIC MATTER
PUTREFY (V.)
TO DECOMPOSE; TO ROT
QUIESCENCE (N.)
STATE OF BEING AT REST OR WITHOUT MOTION
RANCOR (N.)
STRONG ILL WILL; ENMITY
RECALCITRANT (ADJ.)
STUBBORNLY REBELLIOUS
RECONDITE (ADJ.)
HARD TO UNDERSTAND; CONCEALED; CHARACTEREIZED BY PROFOUND SCHOLARSHIP
REDUNDANT (ADJ.)
SUPERFLUOUS; EXCEEDING WHAT IS NEEDED
SAGACIOUS (ADJ.)
WISE
SALUBRIOUS (ADJ.)
PROMOTING GOOD HEALTH
SINUOUS (ADJ.)
FULL OF CURVES; TWISTING AND TURNING
SPECIOUS (ADJ.)
PLAUSIBLE, BUT DECEPTIVE; APPARENTLY, BUT NOT ACTUALLY, TRUE
SPURIOUS (ADJ.)
NOT GENUINE, FALSE; BOGUS
SQUALID (ADJ.)
FILTHY; WRETCHED (FROM SQUALOR)
SUBJUGATE (V.)
TO DOMINATE OR ENSLAVE
SYCOPHANT (N.)
A FLATTERER OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE
TACITURN (ADJ.)
INCLINED TO SILENCE; SPEAKING LITTLE; DOUR, STERN
TENUOUS (ADJ.)
THIN, SLIM, DELICATE; WEAK
IRASCIBLE (ADJ.)
PRONE TO ANGER
LACONIC (ADJ.)
SPARING OF WORDS; TERSE, PITHY
LOQUACIOUS (ADJ.)
VERY TALKATIVE; GARRULOUS
LUMINOUS (ADJ.)
EMITTING LIGHT; SHINING; ALSO ENLIGHTENED OR INTELLIGENT
MACERATE (V.)
mas·er·ate
TO SOFTEN BY STEEPING IN LIQUID (INCLUDING STOMACH JUICES)
MACULATE (ADJ.)
SPOTTED, BLOTCHED; HENCE DEFILED, IMPURE (OPPOSITE:IMMACULATE)
MACULATE (V.)
TO STAIN, SPOT, DEFILE
MAGNANIMITY (N.)
mag·na·nim·i·ty
A QUALITY OF NOBLENESS OF MIND, DISDAINING MEANNESS OR REVENGE
MALEVOLENT (ADJ.)
ma·lev·o·lent
WISHING EVIL (OPPOSITE: BENEVOLENT)
MALIGN (V.)
TO SPEAK EVIL OF
MALIGN (ADJ.)
HAVING AN EVIL DISPOSITION TOWARD OTHERS (OPPOSITE: BENIGN)
MALLEABLE (ADJ.)
EASY TO SHAPE OR BEND
MISANTHROPE (N.)
mis·an·thrope
A HATER OF MANKIND
OBDURATE (ADJ.)
ob·du·rate
STUBBORN
OBSEQUIOUS (ADJ.)
ob·se·qui·ous
SERVILELY ATTENTIVE; FAWNING
OBVIATE (V.)
TO MAKE UNNECESSARY
OSSIFY (V.)
TO TURN TO BONE; TO HARDEN
PALPABLE (ADJ.)
TOUCHABLE; CLEAR, OBVIOUS; PERCEPTIBLE, SENSIBLE,TANGIBLE, APPRECIABLE, PONDERABLE
PANEGYRIC (N.)
pan·e·gy·ric
HIGH PRAISE; synonyms ENCOMIUM, EULOGY, PANEGYRIC, TRIBUTE, CITATION, EPITAPH mean a formal expression of praise. ENCOMIUM implies enthusiasm and warmth in praising a person or a thing. EULOGY applies to a prepared speech or writing extolling the virtues and services of a person. PANEGYRIC suggests an elaborate often poetic compliment. TRIBUTE implies deeply felt praise conveyed either through words or through a significant act. CITATION applies to the formal praise accompanying the mention of a person in a military dispatch or in awarding an honorary degree. EPITAPH means a brief statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person or something past
PARADIGM (N.)
para-dim
MODEL, PROTOTYPE; PATTERN
PARADOX (N.)
A TENET SEEMINGLY CONTRADICTORY OR FALSE, BUT ACTUALLY TRUE
PARSIMONIOUS (ADJ.)
par·si·mo·ni·ous
VERY FRUGAL; UNWILLING TO SPEND; STINGY
PEDANTIC (ADJ.)
EMPHASIZING MINUTIAE OR FORM IN SCHOLARSHIP OR TEACHING
PENURIOUS (ADJ.)
STINGY, MISERLY;
EXTEMPORIZE (V.)
TO IMPROVISE; TO MAKE IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG
EXTRAPOLATE (V.)
TO ESTIMATE THE VALUE OF SOMETHING BEYOND THE SCALE; TO INFER WHAT IS UNKNOWN FROM SOMETHING KNOWN
FACETIOUS (ADJ.)
fa·ce·tious
JOKING IN AN AWKWARD OR IMPROPER MANNER
FEIGN (V.)
f-Ane
PRETEND; DISSEMBLE
GAINSAY (V.)
TO SPEAK AGAINST; TO CONTRADICT; TO DENY
GARRULOUS (ADJ.)
ga·ra·lous
EXTREMELY TALKATIVE OR WORDY
ICONOCLAST (N.)
ONE WHO SMASHES REVERED IMAGES; AN ATTACKER OF CHERISHED BELIEFS
IMPASSIVE (ADJ.)
SHOWING NO EMOTION
IMPERTURBABLE (ADJ.)
im·per·turb·able
CALM; NOT EASILY EXCITED; SERENE; COOL
IMPERVIOUS (ADJ.)
IMPENETRABLE; NOT ALLOWING ANYTHING TO PASS THROUGH; UNAFFECTED