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ornate; flushed with rosy color; ruddy
florid
repudiate; forsake; eschew
forswear
loathsome; excessive
fulsome
gas; vapor; harmful or irritating smoke
fume
play; frolic; romp
gambol
confuse; scramble; distort
garble
gaudy; ostentatious; excessive
garish
collect; receive; attain; acquire
garner
scatterbrained; silly; frivolous
giddy
incite; pressure; irk; arouse; awaken
goad
pompous or bombastic speech; lofty, welling language
grandiloquence
act in a servile way; cringe; kneel
grovel
wiliness; deceit; cunning
guile
gulp; swill; consume to excess
guzzle
dicker; barter; make a deal
haggle
make holy; consecrate; sanctify
hallow
hinder; frustrate; impede
hamper
stalwart; robust; sturdy
hardy
arrogant; disdainful; blatantly proud; contemptuous
haughty
encourage; give strength
hearten
enclose; surround; fence
hedge
announce; broadcast; report
herald
interruption; pause; gap
hiatus
boisterous merriment; enjoyment
hilarity
pertaining to actors; melodramatic
histrionic
frosted; grey; grizzled
hoary
exaggeration; fanciful statement; enhancement
hyperbole
gaiety; merriment
jollity
logical; reasonable; clever
judicious
joint; seam; intersection; joining
juncture
place side by side
juxtapose
caused by motion; dynamic
kinetic
art or writing of a pretentious bye shallow nature
kitsch
a small structure used as a newsstand, bandstand, ect
kiosk
a dishonest, deceitful person; a rogue
knave
snarled; tangled
knotty
hillock; mound
knoll
weepy; tearful
lachrymose
concise; terse; curt
laconic
complaint; moan
lamentation
mock; ridicule
lampoon
decline; diminish; weaken
languish
charity; philanthropy; gift
largess
fatigue; weariness; debility
lassitude
commendable; admirable; exemplary
laudable
carelessness; indifference
laxity
idleness; listlessness; passivity
lethargy
lightness; frivolity
levity
suspension of an activity; postponement
abeyance
sparing in use of food or drink; moderate
abstemious
embrace; award; commendation
accolade
bitter; harsh; caustic
acerbic
sharpness; acuteness; keenness
acuity
proficient; masterful; expert
adept
believer; supporter; devotee
adherent
1. attachment; appendage 2. subordinate or auxiliary capacity
adjunct
caution; reprove mildly; reprimand
admonish
dexterous; proficient; skillful
adroit
make impure or inferior by adding improper ingredients; contamination; pollute
adulterate
person who cultivates beauty or art; connoisseur
aesthete
make more powerful; amplify; in crease
aggrandize
eagerness; zeal; speed
alacrity
able to walk; not stationary
ambulatory
make better; improve
ameliorate
without structure; shapeless; nebulous
amorphous
energize; enliven
animate
ancient; antiquated; obsolete
antediluvian
lack of concern, emotion or interest; indifference
apathy
false, unauthenticated; disputed
apocryphal
1. essence; epitome 2. canonization
apotheosis
satisfy; make peace; placate
appease
expressing approval
approbatory
feeling superior to other people; egotistical
arrogant
ease; make less burdensome; mitigate
assuage
1. argue for a cause; defend 2. support; uphold
advocate
extreme desire for wealth; greed; acquisitiveness
avarice
1. perceptive 2. excruciating
acute
abnormality; deviation from the general rule; irregularity
anomaly
guarantee; take responsibility for; affirm
avouch
affirm; assert; declare; acknowledge
avow
concealed; difficult to comprehend; obscure
abstruse
concerned about the general welfare of others; charitable; generous
altruistic
cordial; of pleasant disposition; friendly
amiable
excessive flattery; adoration; idolization
adulation
feeling of opposition or repugnance; aversion; dislike
antipathy
gap, opening; orifice
aperture
sarcastic; caustic; angry; mordant
acrimonious
strict; austere
ascetic
suitable for cultivation or plowing
arable
uncertainty; doubt; incisiveness
ambivalence
waste away from lack of use; degenerate
atrophy
1. person who acts like a dictator; tyrant 2. disciplinarian
authoritarian
deviation from what is correct or right
aberration
large enclosure confining birds
aviary
soothing ointment for pain or healing; salve
balm
deadly affliction; curse; plague
bane
cruel action, inhuman act; harsh conduct
barbarity
stupefy or confuse; misconstrue
befuddle
tardy; overdue
belated
besiege; surround
beleaguer
humiliate; tease; diminish in importance
belittle
1. experience pain or distress 2. express pity for; mourn
bemoan
preoccupied by thought; bewildered; perplexed
bemused
cajolery; enticement
blandishment
gaiety; happiness; enjoyment
bliss
happy; pleased; delighted
blithe
ill-mannered, rude, gauche
boorish
briefness; succinctness; terseness
brevity
introduce; bring up; mention
broach
botch; mismanage; spoil
bungle
truss; foundation; support
buttress
1. infertile; impotent 2. arid; unproductive
barren
boldness or adventurous; gall
audacity
defraud; deceive; hoodwink
bilk
noisy; loud; violent; rowdy
boisterous
sorrowful; sinister; evil
baleful
trite; insipid; ordinary
banal
fanatic; radical; enthusiast
zealot
apex; summit; peak
zenith
peasant; ordinary person
yeoman
time long past
yore
squirm; twist
writhe
anguish; grief; affliction
woe
yearning; pensive; sad
wistful
stimulate; sharpen; intensify
whet
totter; fluctuate
waver
anemic; colorless; pale
wan
long, mournful cry or howl
yowl
one who dislikes strangers or foreigners
xenophobe
hedge; waver; fluctuate
vacillate
multicolored; polychromatic; varied
variegated
fierce; emphatic; intense
vehement
admire; show respect
venerate
truth; sincerity; honesty; candor
veracity
lush; thick with vegetation; leafy
verdant
attentiveness; prudence; care
vigilance
defame; denigrate
vilify
fatal; lethal; toxic
virulent
scathing; caustic
vitriolic
clamorous; outspoken; noisy; vocal
vociferous
move in a wavy manner
undulate
baffling; puzzling; incomprehensible
unfathomable
uncombed; messy; untidy
unkempt
unhurt; uninjured
unscathed
1. enthusiastic; overly eager 2. starving
voracious
clumsy; awkward; unmanageable
unwieldy
confer; grant; permit
vouchsafe
final result; conclusion; end
upshot
intimidate; harass; dominate
browbeat
living; alive; feasible
viable
rebuke; scold; criticize
unbraid
wordy; talkative; profuse
verbose
verbose; wordy; garrulous
voluble
marsh; quicksand; swamp
quagmire
dilemma; mire; entanglement
quandary
difficult; testy; disagreeable
querulous
argue or bicker
quibble
romantic; whimsical; unrealistic
quixotic
meander; roam
ramble
make thin; purify; make less dense
rarefy
demolish; level; topple
raze
rescind; retract; take back
recant
overhaul; remodel
refurbish
administration; government; system
regimen
restorative; corrective; healing
remedial
rip; tear; splinter
rend
degenerate; person without morals
reprobate
recant; disclaim; reject; disavow
repudiate
elastic; stretchy; rebounding
resilient
reverberant; ringing
resonant
dazzling; glorious; intense
resplendent
nervous; restless; uneasy
restive
lewd; obscene; irreverent
ribald
beginning; foundation or source
rudiment
brutal person; cruel and sadistic person
ruffian
contemplate; think about
ruminate
sugary; syrupy
saccharine
meager; scarce
scanty
mock; ridicule
scoff
separate; isolate; segregate
sequester
hypnotic; lethargic; causing sleep
soporific
spurn
defy; reject
1. severe poverty 2. filthiness
squalor
plot; tactic; deception
stratagem
discordant; harsh; piercing
strident
conflict; turmoil; struggle
strife
inhibit; make ineffective; cripple
stultify
egotistic; proud; arrogant
supercilious
overabundance; excess; surplus
surfeit
choleric; rude; sullen
surly
graceful; slim
svelte
flatterer
sycophant
antagonistic; hostile; spiteful
rancorous
berserk; diseased; sick
rabid
bogus; false
spurious
cancel; repeal; veto
rescind
compensation; wages
remuneration
contemplation of past things
retrospection
covert; furtive; acquired by stealthy means
surreptitious
devout; solemn; worshipful
reverent
excessive; repetitious; unnecessary
redundant
harsh; annoying; piercing; shrill
raucous
headstrong; disobedient; stubborn
recalcitrant
huge; immense; bulky
voluminous
intellectual; scholar; philosopher
savant
opposing progress; characterizes by reaction
reactionary
settlement or resolution
reconciliation
someone devoted to luxury; pleasure-seeker
Sybarite
unmanageable; obstinate; not responsive to treatment
refractory
reserved; shy; uncommunicative
taciturn
indistinguishable; equivalent
tantamount
diminish; thin; narrow
taper
gaudy; showy; loud
tawdry
rashness; audacity; recklessness
temerity
attenuated; flimsy; thin
tenuous
diatribe; angry speech
tirade
anxiety; alarm; apprehension
trepidation
indolent; absent; idle
truant
swollen; bombastic; distended
turgid
depravity; baseness; shamefulness
turpitude
lethargy; apathy; dormancy
torpor
pertaining to tension; stretchable; ductile
tensile
clumsy; idiotic; buffoonlike
loutish
flexible; agile; mobile; bendable
lithe
outlandish; silly; ridiculous
ludicrous
shockingly vivid; horrifying; sensational
lurid
idle; dormant
fallow
meticulous; exacting
fastidious
measure; discover; perceive
fathom
prolific; productive; fruitful
fecund
great happiness; bliss
felicity
restrain; restrict; curb
fetter
capricious; erratic; spasmodic
fickle
young or inexperienced person; young bird
fledgling
nonchalant; frivolous, superficial; light
flippant
clandestine; secretive; surreptitious; covert
furtive
credit or praise for an achievement; glory
kudos
eliminate; discharge
jettison
faulty; imperfect
fallible
frailty; imperfection; weakness
foible
frightening; ghastly; gory; hideous
grisly
intemperance; self-indulgence; excess
hedonism
loiter; remain hesitate
linger
ludicrous; inane; idiotic; silly
fatuous
maze; network; puzzle
labyrinth
nihilist; infidel; radical; dissenter
heretic
possessing an offensive smell; malodorous; foul; gamey
fetid
preserve; conceal; secure; shelter
harbor
ridicule; scoff; mock; scorn
flout
trite; common; overdone; banal
hackneyed