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Animosity
n). a strong dislike; bitter hospitality. The deep animosity between the Montagues and Capulets could not prevent Romeo and Juliet from falling in love.
Apathy
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest. I was horrified when the sales force greeted my great idea for an ad campaign with total apathy.
Apprehensive
(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future. As the hurricane approached, apprehensive residents all along the coast prepared fir the worst.
Commend
v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of. The mayor commended the young people for their volunteer work at local hospital and soup kitchens.
Compatible
(adj.) able to get along or work well together capable of use with some other model system
Condolence
(n.) an expression of sympathy
Consecrate
to make sacred, hallow, to set apart for a special purpose
Decrepit
old and feeble; worn out, ruined
Deride
(v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
Ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
Multifarious
having great variety numerous and diverse
Obsolete
out of date, no longer in use
Omnivorous
(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
Parsimonious
adj. stingy; miserly, poor, small
Quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt
Recalcitrant
adj. stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
Reprisal
. an injury done in return for injury
Revel
to take great pleasure in; n. a wild celebration
Stultify-
to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have dulling effect on
Suave
smoothly agreeable of polite; pleasing to the senses
Abhor
to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
Amend-
to change in a formal way; to change for the better
Buffet
To slap cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive of force with blows; to force one’s way with difficulty
Chaos
a great confusion, disorder
Commodious
roomy spacious
Corrosive
eating away gradually, acid like; bitterly sarcastic
Discern
v. to see clearly, recognize
Extant
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
Implicate-
to involve in; to connect with or be related to
Inter-
to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
Martinet
a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
Obiviate
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
Renegade
one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
Reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment
Somber
dark, gloomy depressed or melancholy in spirit
Squalid
filthy, wretched, debased
Turbulent
disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
Vociferous
loud and noisy; compelling attention
Voluminous
of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
Waive
to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer
Allocate
to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
Ardent
. very enthusiastic, impassioned
Assiduous
persistent, attentive, diligent
Brash
prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
Capricious
subject to whims or passing fancies
Chastise
to inflict ohysical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
Copious
abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
Deviate
to turn aside; to stray from a norm; n. one who departs from a norm; adj. differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
Emaciated
unnaturally thin
Exult
to rejoice greatly
Gnarled
knotted, twisted, lumpy
Indemnity
a payment for damage or loss
Inkling
a hint; a vague notion
Limpid
clear, transparent; readily understood
Omnipotent
almighty, having unlimited power or authority
Palatable
agreeable to the taste or one’s sensibility; suitable for consumption
Poignant
deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
Rancor
bitter resentment or ill will
Sophomoric
immature and overconfident, conceited
Spontaneous
arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
Recalcitrant
adj. stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
Reprisal
. an injury done in return for injury
Revel
to take great pleasure in; n. a wild celebration
Stultify-
to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have dulling effect on
Suave
smoothly agreeable of polite; pleasing to the senses
Abhor
to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
Amend-
to change in a formal way; to change for the better
Buffet
To slap cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive of force with blows; to force one’s way with difficulty
Chaos
a great confusion, disorder
Commodious
roomy spacious
Corrosive
eating away gradually, acid like; bitterly sarcastic
Discern
v. to see clearly, recognize
Extant
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
Implicate-
to involve in; to connect with or be related to
Inter-
to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
Allure
to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; n. a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
Askew
Twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
Blithe
cheerful, lighthearted, casual, unconcerned
Contentious
quarrelsome, inclined to argue
Covet
to desire something belonging to another
Crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
Disheveled
rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
Exponent
one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
Garrulous
given to much talking, tediously chatty
Insuperable
incapable of being overcome
Lamentable
to be regretted or pitied
Misnomer
an unsuitable or misleading name
Profess
to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
Respite
a period of relief or rest
Retribution
a repayment; a deserved punishment
Sinuous
winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
Sonorous
full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
Vanguard
the foremost part of any army; the leading position in any field
Wastrel
a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good for nothing
Allude
to refer to casually or indirectly
Clairvoyant
supernaturally perceptive: one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
Conclusive
serving to settle an issue; final
Disreputable
not respectable, not esteemd
Endemic
native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
Exemplary
worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
Fathom
to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; n. a measure of depth in water
Guile
treacherous cunning, deceit
Integrity
honestly, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness
Itinerary
a route of travel; a record of travel, a guidebook
Misconstrue
interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
Obnoxious
highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
Placate
to appease, soothe, pacify
Placid
calm, peaceful
Plagiarism
passing off or using as one’s own the writing( or other materials) of another person
Potent
powerful; highly effective
Pretext
a false reason deceptive excuse
Protrude
to stick out, thrust forth
Stark
harsh unrelieved, desolate; : Utterly
Superficial
on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface shallow
Abjure
to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
Acrid
harsh in taste or ordor, sharp in manner or temper
August
majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
Callous
emotionally hardened, unfeeling
Clandestine
secret concealed; underhanded
Compunction
remorse, regret
Conflagration
a large destructive fire
Elated
In high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
Indelible
not able to be erased or removed; memorable
Indulgent
yielding to the wishes or demands of others
Inveterate
firmly established, long standing; habitual
Irrelevant
not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
Nocturnal
of or occurring in the night; under the cover of darkness
Platitude
a commonplace, state, or trite remark
Quell
to subdue, put down forcibly
Quiescent
inactive; a rest
Ruminate
to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
Tacit
unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
Tangible
capable of being touched; real, concrete
Trenchant
incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear cut
Antipathy
a strong dislike, hostile feeling
Applicable
capable of being applied relevant, suitable
Assest
something of value; a resource; an advantage
Beset
to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; harassed, troubled; studded (as well with jewels)
Compassion
sympathy for another; suffering; pity
Decorum
proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
Duress
compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
Exuberant
high spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained, excessive, abundant
Facsimile
an exact copy
Imbibe
to drink; to take in, absorb
Implacable
not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
Infinitesimal
so small as to be almost immeasureable; minute
Innocuous
harmless, inoffensive; significant
Militate
to have effect of force on or against someone or something, fight against
Patent
exclusive rights over an invention; copyright; v. to arrange or obtain such rights; plain, open to view; copyrighted
Prowess
distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
Sedate
quiet, settled, sober; to administer a tranquilizer
Stentorian
extremely loud
Stipulate
to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
Ultimatum
a final proposal or statement of conditions
Alacrity
a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
Alleviate
to relieve, make more bearable
Antithesis
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
Appall
to fill with dismay or horror
Bellicose
warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
Disparage
to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
Dissonant
not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
Droll
amusingly odd
Edict
an order issued by someone in authority
Elucidate
to clarify, explain
Laud
to praise
Loll
to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
Loquacious
talkative, wordy; fond of talking
Magnanimous
generous in forgiving, above small meanness
Mandatory
required, obligatory
Nondescript
ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
Phlegmatic
slow moving, sluggish; unemotional
Rescind
to repeal, cancel
Vivacious
Lively, sprightly, full of energy
Whet
to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager
Abrasive
Causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; n. a substance used to smooth or polish
Acclimate
to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
Chagrin
irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; v. to cause such a feeling
Complacent
self satisfied; overly content
Concur
to express agreement, approve
Defamation
slander or libel
Loll
to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
Loquacious
talkative, wordy; fond of talking
Magnanimous
generous in forgiving, above small meanness
Mandatory
required, obligatory
Nondescript
ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
Phlegmatic
slow moving, sluggish; unemotional
Rescind
to repeal, cancel
Vivacious
Lively, sprightly, full of energy
Whet
to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager
Abrasive
Causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down; n. a substance used to smooth or polish
Acclimate
to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
Chagrin
irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration; v. to cause such a feeling
Complacent
self satisfied; overly content
Concur
to express agreement, approve
Defamation
slander or libel
Sedate
quiet, settled, sober; to administer a tranquilizer
Stentorian
extremely loud
Stipulate
to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
Ultimatum
a final proposal or statement of conditions
Alacrity
a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
Alleviate
to relieve, make more bearable
Antithesis
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
Appall
to fill with dismay or horror
Bellicose
warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
Disparage
to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
Dissonant
not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
Droll
amusingly odd
Edict
an order issued by someone in authority
Elucidate
to clarify, explain
Laud
to praise
Explicate
to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
Fracas
a noisy quarrel or brawl
Grotesque
unnatural, distorted; bizarre
Pandemonium
a wild uproar, din, or commotion
Raucous
disagreeably harsh sounding; disorderly
Receptive
open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
Renounce
to give up or resign something
Repress
to hold back; to put down or check by force
Reticent
not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
Savory
tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
Somnolent
sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
Vehement
intense, forceful, powerful
Voluble
characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent
Zealous
eager, earnest, devoted