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(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
adulterate
(v.) to make larger, increase
augment
(part., adj.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
bereft
(v.) to position of arrange; to utilize, to form up
deploy
(adj.) stern, unyielding; gloomy, ill-humored
dour
(n.) courage in facing difficulties
fortitude
(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
gibe
(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
insidious
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion
intimation
(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
opulent
(adj.) not easily moved, mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
stolid
(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
tentative
(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
verbatim
(adv.) cautiously, with great care
warily
(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
adroit
(adj.) peaceable, friendly
amicable
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
averse
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, agressive; (n.)one at war, one engaged in war
belligerent
(adj.) kindly, charitable
benevolent
(adj.) hasty, not thorough
cursory
(n.) treachery, deceitfulness
duplicity
(v.) to praise extravagantly
extol
(adj.) possible, able to be done
feasible
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face
grimace
(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impervious
(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus
impetus
(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details
meticulous
(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness
nostalgia
(n.) the purest essence or form of somethingl the most typical example
quintessence
(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
retrogress
(v.) to examine closely
scrutinize
(adj.) lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
tepid
(n.) an enemy, opponent
adversary
(v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
alienate
(n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; clever skill; trickery
artiface
(v.) to compel, force
coerce
(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward
craven
(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
demise
(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
inclement
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
muse
(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
negligible
(v.) to make permanent or long lasting
perpetuate
(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
precedent
(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment
punitive
(v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief from wrong or injury
redress
(n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time
sojourn
(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
urbane
(adj.) associated, connected
affiliated
(v.) to find out
ascertain
(n.) an accomplishment; the act of achieving
attainment
(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
bequeath
(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
cogent
(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
disperse
(v.) to regard highly
esteem
(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
expunge
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
finite
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
invulnerable
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
malevolent
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
omniscient
(n.) a remedy for all ills, cure-all; an answer to all problems
panacea
(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
scrupulous
(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
supercilious
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
venial
(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
altruistic
(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
assent
(n.) one who does good to others
benefactor
(adj.) marked by honor, courage; knightly
chivalrous
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
clemency
(n.) a lack, scarity, inadequate supply; a famine
dearth
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
diffident
(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
bequeath
(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
cogent
(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
disperse
(v.) to regard highly
esteem
(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
expunge
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
finite
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
invulnerable
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
malevolent
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
omniscient
(n.) a remedy for all ills, cure-all; an answer to all problems
panacea
(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
scrupulous
(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
supercilious
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
venial
(adj.) unselfish, concerned withthe welfare of others
altruistic
(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement
assent
(n.) one who does good to others
benefactor
(adj.) marked by honor, courtesry, courage, knightly
chivalrous
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
clemency
(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
dearth
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
diffident
(n.) a differance, a lack of agreement
discrepancy
(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable
infallible
(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
plod
(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
pungent
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
remiss
(v.) to rest, lie, place (n.) relaxation; peace of mind, calmness
repose
(n.) rashness, boldness
temerity
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive
truculent
(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense
unfeigned
(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of maice, spiteful
virulent
(v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
accede
(v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing fashion
brandish
(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
comprise
(adj.) skillful, nimble
deft
(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
destitute
(adj.) definite, clearly stated
explicit
(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
extirpate
(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
inopportune
(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
officious
(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
ominous
(n.) a high peak or point
pinnacle
(adj.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned
premeditated
(adj.) growing without check, running wild
rampant
(n.) comfort, relief
solace
(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
venal
(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
abhor
(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better
amend
(v.) to slap of cuff; to strike repeatedly
buffet
(adj.) roomy, spacious
commodious
(v.) to see clearly, recognize
discern
(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
extant
(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to
implicate
(v.) to bury; to consign or to oblivion
inter
(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
martinet
(v.)to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
obviate
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw
renegade
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment
reprehensible
(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
somber
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased
squalid
(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off tempoerarily, defer
waive
(n.) strong dislike; bitter hostility
animosity
(n.) a lack of feeling, emption, or interest
apathy
(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
apprehensive
(n.) an expression of sympathy
condolence
(v.) to make sacred, hallow; t set apart for a special purpose
consecrate
(adj.) old and feeble; worn out, ruined
decrepit
(v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
deride
(adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
ingenuous
(adj.) having great variety; numerous and diverse
multifarious
(adj.) out of date, no longer in use
obsolete
(adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
parsimonious
(n.) a state of perplexity or doubt
quandry
(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
recalcitrant
(n.) an injury done in return for injury
reprisal
(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration
revel
(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
stultify
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
allocate
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned
ardent
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent
assiduous
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
brash
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies
capricious
(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severly
chastise
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
copious
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from the norm
deviate
(adj.) made unnaturally thin
emaciated
(v.) to rejoice greatly
exult
(n.) a payment for damage or loss
indemnity
(n.) a hint; a vague notion
inkling
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
omnipotent
(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will
rancor
(adj.) immature but overconfident; conceited
sophomoric
(adj.) arising natirally; not planned or engineered in advance
spontaneous
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
acquiesce
(adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
blithe
(adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
contentious
(v.) to desire something belonging to another
covet
(adj.) rumpled, mussed, hanging in disorder
disheveled
(n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
exponent
(adj.) given to much talking; tediously chatty
garrulous
(adj.) to be regretted or pitied
lamentable
(n.) an unsuitable or misapplied name
misnomer
(v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
profess
(n.) a period of relief and rest
respite
(n.) a repayment, a deserved punishment
retribution
(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
sinuous
(adj.) full of sound
sonorous
(n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
vanguard
(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift
wastrel
(v.) to refer to casually or indirectly
allude
(adj.) supernaturally perceptive; (n.) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
clairvoyant
(adj.) serving to settle an issue; final
conclusive
(adj.) not respectable, not esteemed
disreputable
(adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristc of or prevalent in a field
endemic
(adj.) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
exemplary
(v.) to understand, to get to the bottom of
fathom
(n.) treacherous cunning, deceit
guile
(v.) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
misconstrue
(v.) to appease, soothe, pacify
placate
(n.) a false reason, deceptive excuse
pretext
(v.) to stick out, thrust forth
protrude
(adj.) harsh, unrelieved, desolate, utterly
stark
(v.) to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
abjure
(adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
august
(adj.) secret, concealed; underhand
clandestine
(n.) remorse, regret
compunction
(adj.) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
elated
(adj.) not able to be erased or removed; memorable
indelible
(adj.) yielding to the wishes or demands of others
indulgent
(adj.) firmly established, long-standing; habitual
inveterate
(n.) a commonplace, stale, trite remark
platitude
(adj.) inactive, at rest
quiescent
(v.) to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
ruminate
(adj.) unspoken, silent, implied, inferred
tacit
(adj.) capable of being touched; real, concrete
tangible
(adj.) incisive, keen, forceful, effective, cutting, caustic
trenchant
(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
antipathy
(v.) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in
beset
(n.) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
decorum
(n.) compulsion by threat, forcible confinement
duress
(n.) an exact copy
facsimile
(v.) to drink; to take in, absorb
imbibe
(adj.) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
implacable
(adj.) harmless, inoffensive, insignificant
innocuous
(v.) to have effect of force on or against someone or something
militate
(n.) exculsive rights over an invention, copyright
patent
(n.) distinguised bravery; superior skill or ability
prowess
(adj.) quiet, settled, sober
sedate
(adj.) extremely loud
stentorian
(v.) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
stipulate
(n.) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alacrity
(v.) to relieve, make more bearable
alleviate
(n.) the direct opposite; a sharp contrast
antithesis
(adj.) warlike in manner or temperament, quarrelsome
bellicose
(v.) to belittle, speak slightly of; to undervalue
disparage
(adj.) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
dissonant
(adj.) amusingly odd
droll
(n.) an order issued by someone in authority
edict
(v.) to praise
laud
(v.) to act in a lazy manner, lounge
loll
(adj.) generous in forgiving, above small meannesses
magnanimous
(adj.) ordinary, not outstanding, not easily classified
nondescript
(adj.) slow-moving, sluggish, unemotional
phlegmatic
(v.) to repeal, cancel
rescind
(adj.) lively, sprightly, full of energy
vivacious
(v.) to sharpen, make keen or eager
whet
(v.) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
acclimate
(n.) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration
chagrin
(adj.) self-satisfied; overly content
complacent
(n.) slander or libel
defamation
(v.) to make plain or clear, explain, to interpret
explicate
(n.) a noisy quarrel or brawl
fracas
(adj.) disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
raucous
(adj.) open and responsive to ieas or suggestions
receptive
(v.) to give up or resign something
renounce
(adj.) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
reticent
(adj.) sleepy, drowsy
somnolent
(adj.) intense, forceful, powerful
vehement
(adj.) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib
voluble
(adj.) eager, earnest, devoted
zealous