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1. Replete
completely filled or supplied with
2. Eminent
of high reputation, outstanding
3. Steeped
soaked, drenched, saturated
4. Voracious
desiring or consuming great quantities
5. Indiscriminate
choosing at random without careful selection.
1. Prognosticate
to predict a future event
2. Automatons
a robot
3. Matron
an older married woman
4. Abound
to exist in great numbers
5. Technology
branch of knowledge dealing with engineering, applied science
1. Compound
increase or add to
2. Annals
historical records
3. Paradox
a statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true
4. Tinge
a trace, smattering, or slight degree
5. Realm
special field of something or someone; kingdom
1. Drudgery
unpleasant, dull, or hard work
2. Badger
to pester, nag, annoy persistently
3. Perceive
to understand, know, become aware of
4. Implores
to plead urgently for aid or mercy
5. Interminable
unending
1. Laconic
expressing much in few words
2. Accost
to approach and speak to
3. Reticent
silent
4. Throng
crowd
5. Intrepid
brave
1. Hapless
unfortunate
2. Irate
angry, incensed
3. Furtive
secret, stealthy
4. Plethora
excess
5. Felon
a person guilty of a major crime
1. Vigilant
watchful
2. Adroit
skillful
3. Fabricate
to lie, to construct
4. Pretext
an excuse
5. Gesticulate
move the arms energetically
1. Rudimentary
elementary
2. Cajole
coax
3. Enhance
intensify, heighten
4. Nuance
slight variation in meaning, tone
5. Avid
eager
1. Wrest
take by force
2. Lackluster
dull
3. Caustic
sarcastic, biting
4. Loath
to hate
5. Reprimand
to sharp disapproval
1. Incipient
just beginning to exist
2. Infamous
having a bad reputation
3. Dupe
a person easily tricked
4. Jostle
to shove hard
5. Inadvertent
heedless, not attentive
1. Ominous
threatening
2. Repudiate
to reject, decline
3. Bristle
stiffen with fear or anger
4. Tremulous
quivering
5. Cessation
a stopping
1. Stipulate
to specify a condition
2. Euphemism
a less offensive term
3. Condolence
pity
4. Mundane
worldly
5. Incongruous
inappropriate
Brevity
briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
Concise
using few words in speaking and writing
Laconic
using few words in speech
Pithy
brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
Quiescent
quiet; still; inactive
Reticent
not talking much; reserved
Succinct
clearly and briefly stated; concise
Taciturn
silent; sparing of words; close-mouthed
Terse
using only the words that are needed to make the point; very concise
Circumlocution
speaking in circles, roundabout speech
Colloquial
pertaining to common everyday speech, conversational
Diffuse
spread out, not concise, wordy
Digress
to wander off from the subject or topic spoken about
Eloquence
artful ease with speaking; speech that can impact people’s feelings
Garrulous
talkative; loquacious
Grandiloquent
using big fancy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others
Loquacious
very talkative, liking to talk, garrulous
Prattle
to speak on and on in a senseless and silly manner; to talk foolishly
Rant
to talk very loudly, even wildly
Rhetorical
relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect; insincere in expression
Verbose
using too many words, wordy, long winded
Voluble
talking a great deal with ease; glib
1. Intimidate
to overawe
2. Feint
a false attack
3. Alacrity
briskness, lively action
4. Belligerent
warlike
5. Disdain
contempt
1. Promulgate
to make known officially
2. Brash
impudent
3. Scoff
to sneer at
4. Pugnacious
quarrelsome
5. Belittle
to make seem less important
1. Laceration
jagged wound
2. Tangible
having actual form
3. Castigate
to correct by punishing
4. Octogenarian
person in his or eighties
5. Sordid
dirty, base
Arrogant
overbearing; proud; haughty
Braggart
one who boasts a great deal
Complacent
self-satisfied; smug
Contemptuous
lacking respect; scornful
Disdainful
full of bitter scorn and pride; aloof
Egotistical
excessively self-absorbed; very conceited
Haughty
having great pride in one self and dislike for others
Insolent
: boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; rude
Narcissist
having to do with extreme self-adoration; person who feels superior to everyone
Ostentatious
having to do with showing off; pretentious
Presumptuous
too forward or bold; overstepping proper bounds
Pretentious
claiming or pretending increased importance; ostentatious; affectedly grand
Supercilious
looking down on others; proud and scornful
Swagger
to walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner
1. Rampant
going unchecked, widespread
2. Inane
foolish
3. Ethics
code of principles
4. Concur
agree
Clandestine
secret undercover
1. Flagrant
outrageous, glaringly bad
2. Admonish
to warn, to reprove
3. Duress
compulsion, force
4. Culprit
the guilty person
5. Inexorable
inflexible, unrelenting
1. Egregious
remarkably bad
2. Acrimonious
bitter
3. Duplicity
cunning, trickery
4. Paucity
scarcity
5. Distraught
mentally confused, crazed
1. Impunity
freedom from punishment
2. Elicit
to draw forth
3. Tolerate
to put up with, to bear
4. Construe
to make a deduction, infer
5. Pernicious
harmful, causing injury
Sally
suddenly rush forth
2. Affluent
rich
3. Consternation
dismay
4. Feasible
possible
5. Discern
perceive
1. Precocious
reaching maturity early
2. Perfunctory
done without care, superficial
3. Deride
to ridicule, scoff at
4. Perverse
contrary, persisting in error
5. Chagrin
feeling of disappointment, humiliation
1. Laudable
praiseworthy
2. Disparage
to discredit, belittle
3. Masticate
to chew up
4. Fiasco
complete failure
5. Eschew
avoid
1. Dubious
doubtful
2. Quell
put an end to
3. Confidante
one to whom you confide your secrets
4. Obsolescence
process of wearing out
5. Voluble
talkative
1. Reprehensible
worthy of blame
2. Jurisdiction
power, range of authority
3. Paroxysm
a fit, sudden outburst
4. Skirmish
small fight small encounter
5. Implacable
cannot be pacified, inexorable
1. Fray
a fight
2. Indigent
poor, needy
3. Arbitrary
based on whim, dictatorial
4. Monolithic
massively solid
5. Harass
to trouble, torment
1. Effigy
a likeness (usually of a hated person)
2. Stymie
hinder, impede
3. Cognizant
aware
4. Flout
show contempt, scoff
5. Turbulent
unruly, agitated
1. Terminate
to stop
2. Forthwith
immediately
3. Oust
to drive out, eject
4. Revert
return
5. Exacerbated
to irritate, make worse
Bana
dull or stale because of overuse; trite; hackneyed
Cliché
an idea or expression that has become stale due to overuse
Derivative
unoriginal; taken from something already existing
Hackneyed
made commonplace by overuse: trite
Insipid
lacking flavor or taste; unexciting
Lackluster
lacking vitality, energy, or brightness; boring
Mundane
commonplace; ordinary
Platitude
quality of being dull; an obvious remark uttered as if it were original
Prosaic
dull; commonplace
Trite
unoriginal and stale due to overuse
Vapid
lacking freshness and zest; flat; stale
1. Emaciated
abnormally thin, wasted away
2. Tranquil
quiet
3. Sanctuary
shelter
4. Surge
to rush suddenly
5. Ascend
to rise
1. Sinister
evil, ominous
2. Besiege
to surround, hem in
3. Afflict
to trouble greatly, to distress
4. Malnutrition
faulty or inadequate diet
5. Privations
lack of necessities
1. Ubiquitous
being everywhere at the same time
2. Remote
distant, hidden away
3. Harbinger
a forerunner, advance notice
4. Thwart
to hinder, defeat
5. Malignant
likely to cause death
1. Excruciating
agonizing, torturing
2. Reverberating
reechoing, resounding
3. Fretful
worrisome, irritable
4. Respite
reechoing, resounding
5. Succumb
to give away, yield