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to become better; make better; improve; enhance
to ameliorate
to a_
not to worsen
improvement
amelioration
a_
not a degradation
to keep from waste, loss, or decay; save
to conserve
to c_
not to waste
preservation from loss, injury, or waste
conservation
c_
one who advocates the conversation of natural resources
conservationist
c_
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage
detriment
d_
not an advantage
harmful; damaging
detrimental
d_
1. introduced from another country; foreign
2. strikingly unusual; strange
foreign
f_
not native
not indigenous
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
folly
f_
not wisdom
in an earlier period; previously
formerly
f_
not now
preceding; previous
former
f_
not latter
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility; concord
harmony
h_
not conflict
friendly; amicable
harmonious
h_
to refuse to take notice of; disregard
to ignore
to i_
not to heed
ignorant, stupid person; dunce; dolt; dullard; nincompoop
ignoramus
i_
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle
impediment
i_
not an aid
to interfere with or slow the progress of; hinder; obstruct
to impede
to i
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
indolent
i_
not industrious
idleness; laziness
indolence
i_
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
intact
i_
not imperfect
not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory
invalid adj.
i_ adj.
to abolish; annul
to invalidate
to i_
sickly or disabled person
invalid n.
i_ n.
not producing, or tending to produce, cancer
noncarcinogenic
n_
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted
parsimonious
p_
not generous
stinginess; parsimoniousness
parsimony
p_
not generosity
not liberality
to destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level
to raze
to r_
not to erect
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved
reticent
r_
not frank
restraint in communicating
reticence
r_
not frankness
1. to withdraw from active duty or business
2. to go to bed
to retire
to r_
not to rise
to answer; reply sharply or angrily
to retort
to r_
not to ask
quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer
retort
r_
to overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
to subvert
to s_
not to uphold
sabotage; undermining
subversion
s_
easily led, taught, or controlled; yielding; docile; amenable
tractable
t_
not unruly
obedience
tractability
t_
to bewilder; perplex; fill with confusion; puzzle; frustrate
to baffle
to b_
frustrating; bewildering
baffling
to b_
movies; motion-picture industry
cinema
c_
art of making motion pictures
cinematography
c_
to look down on with contempt or disgust; loathe; regard as inferior
to despise
to d_
not to admire
worthy of contempt; contemptible
despicable
d_
not laudable
overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant; effervescent; high-spirited; vivacious
ebullient
e_
exuberance
ebullience
e_
to overstate; go beyond the limits of the actual truth; magnify
to exaggerate
to e_
not to minimize
overstatement
exaggeration
e_
not an understatement
to arouse by words; advise strongly; urge
to exhort
to e_
urgent recommendation or advice
exhortation
e_
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how; expertness
expertise
e_
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please; fussy; particular; fastidious; persnickety
finicky
f_
to make sore; irritate mentally; annoy; vex
to gall
to g_
brazen boldness; nerve
gall
g_
not meekness
lacking significance or sense; pointless; silly; insipid; jejune; vapid
inane
i_
not deep
not profound
foolishness; shallowness
inanity
i_
to compensate for loss, damage, or injury; reimburse; repay
to indemnify
to i_
west; countries of America and Europe
Occident
O_
not the Orient
western
occidental
o_
not oriental
to read; look at fairly attentively; study
to peruse
to p_
reading; study
perusal
p_
to struggle at close quarters in a rough and confused manner; wrestle; grapple
to scuffle
to s_
brawl or fight
scuffle
s_
to thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject
to spurn
to s_
not to accept
fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner
stipend
s_
close watch over a person, group, or area; supervision
surveillance
s_
moderately warm; lukewarm
tepid
t_
unenthusiastically; lukewarmly
tepidly
t_
to risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble; bet
to wager
to w_
bet
wager
w_
to decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink
to wane
to w_
not to wax
(followed by "to") in conflict; utterly opposed; loathsome; repugnant; odious; abominable
abhorrent
a_
not admirable
to utterly detest; loath; hate
to abhor
to a_
to reprove gently but seriously; warn of a fault; caution
to admonish
to a_
not to commend
gentle warning; friendly reproof
admonition
a_
extremely pleasing to taste or smell; delicious; heavenly
ambrosial
a_
to shut up; imprison; keep in narrow, cramped quarters
to confine
to c_
not to free
imprisonment
confinement
c_
period of ten years
decade
d_
to explode with suddenness and violence; cause (something) to explode
to detonate
to d_
explosion
detonation
d_
lasting one day only; fleeting; transitory; short-lived; transient
ephemeral
e_
not permanent
not perpetual
easily deceived or cheated; credulous
gullible
g_
not astute
to deceive; cheat
to gull
to g_
to dispute or argue over a price in a petty way; bargain; wrangle
to haggle
to h_
1. to plunge or place into a liquid; dip; duck
2. to engross; absorb
to immerse
to i_
state of being deeply engrossed; absorption
immersion
i_
inability to sleep; abnormal wakefulness; sleeplessness
insomnia
i_
person suffering from insomnia
insomniac
i_
1. slip; error; accidental mistake; trivial fault
2. interval
lapse n.
l_ n.
to cease being in force; become invalid
lapse v.
l_ v.
critical inquiry into suspected illegal activity; investigation
probe
p_
investigator
prober
p_
to hand down officially; deliver (as a verdict); give
to render
to r_
presentation; interpretation
rendering
r_
food for one occasion of eating; meal
repast
r_
to bring back to condition of being full; refill
to replenish
to r_
group or set of twenty; twenty
score
s_
rebuff; slight; insult
snub
s_
to treat with disdain or contempt; slight
to snub
to s_
strand or fiber used to sew parts of the living body; also, stitch made of such material
suture
s_
unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly
unwittingly
u_
not intentionally
1. to relieve from an accusation; pronounce as not guilty; discharge; exculpate; exonerate
2. to perform one's part; conduct oneself
to acquit
to a_
not to convict
exculpation; discharge
acquittal
a_
not a conviction
having varied interrelated parts, and therefore hard to understand; complicated; intricate
complex
c_
not simple
difficulty; intricacy
complexity
c_
not simplicity
to give transfer, or deliver, as if by signing over; hand over; commit
to consign
to c_
person to whom something is shipped
consignee
c_
shameless boldness; insolence; gall; temerity; nerve; chutzpah
effrontery
e_
causing great pain or anguish; agonizing; unbearably painful
excruciating
e_
act of refraining; abstaining; leniency; patience
forbearance
f_
not anger
to interfere with; hinder; impede
to hamper
to h_
not to aid
literally, full of plants with stinging hairs; irritating; causing annoyance or vexation
nettlesome
n_
(usually followed by of) forgetful; unmindful; not aware; unwitting
oblivious
o_
condition of being forgotten or unknown; forgetfulness
oblivion
o_
extraordinary in amount or size; enormous; gigantic; huge; colossal
prodigious
p_
not tiny
person of extraordinary talent or ability; wonder
prodigy
p_
to make young or youthful again; give new vigor to; reinvigorate; refresh
to rejuvenate
to r_
whatever is left after a part is taken, disposed of, or gone; remainder; rest
residue
r_
remaining after a part is used or taken
residual
r_
favorable to health; healthful; curative; beneficial; salubrious
salutary
s_
not deleterious
to examine very closely; inspect; vet
to scrutinize
to s_
examination; inspection; review
scrutiny
s_
to force out of use; displace; supplant; replace
to supercede
to s_
oppressively hot; torrid; sultry
sweltering
s_
not frigid
to suffer from oppressive heat
to swelter
to s_
not upset or agitated; calm; cool ; unflustered; imperturbable; collected
unruffled
u_
not discomposed
hard to handle because of size or weight; unmanageable; bulky; cumbersome
unwieldy
u_
bulkiness
unwieldiness
u_
1. to take back; remove
2. to draw back; go away; retreat; leave
to withdraw
to w_
not to deposit
not to advance
1. taking back; removal
2. drawing back; retreat; departure
withdrawal
w_
not an approach
having the characteristics of a clown; mildly insane; crazy; clownish; loony
zany adj.
z_ adj.
clown; buffoon
zany n.
z_ n.