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stigma
mark of disgrace
wry
ironic
temerity
boldness
zenith
the highest point
stymie
to block or stump
wrought
produced or shaped
transgression
a violation
wrest
to take away
subservient
behaving like a slave
zest
enjoyment
tirade
an angry speech
zealot
a fanatic
suave
smooth
zany
comical
torso
the trunk of the human body
wroth
angry
stereotype
fixed representation; not original
xeric
dry, lacking moisture
tome
a large book
xenophobia
fear of strangers
subtlety
cunning; delicacy
wrench
to twist
trait
a characteristic
wry
ironic
subtle
not obvious; hard to see
yoke
to join together
tortuous
twisting or winding
zephyr
a gentle breeze
subsequent
following
yen
strong desire
titanic
huge
wrangle
to quarrel
substantive
essential
zeal
great enthusiasm
touchstone
standard; benchmark
zymurgy
fementation chemistry
sublime
exalted; noble
terse
brief
submission
yielding to; surrender
tractable
easy to manage
subsidiary
subordinate; secondary
traduce
to slander
somber
dark or gloomy
trappings
articles of dress or equipment
strident
loud and harsh
throes
a violent struggle; in agony
subterfuge
pretense
transpire
to occur
static
unchanging; stationary; not moving
transparent
easily seen through
stentorian
extremely loud
tentative
temporary; hesitant
spate
sudden flood or strong outburst; a large number or amount
transmute
to change from one form to another
steadfast
loyal
translucent
letting light through
spurious
false; couterfeit
suture
stitches
stilted
pompous; inflated
sultry
hot; sweltering
striated
parallel bands or grooved
transient
temporary
stratagem
deceptive scheme
surcease
cessation
strut
pompous walk or supporting bar
supplicate
to implore or beg for
sporadic
occurring irregularly
tableau
a graphic picture
stint
assigned amount of work
supplant
replace
sordid
filthy; base; vile
torsion
twisting; bending
spurn
reject
supernumerary
in excess of what is necessary
squalid
dirty; poor
susceptible
easily influenced; having little resistance
stationary
not moving
sylvan
pertaining to the woods; rustic
stringent
binding; rigid; harsh; strict
succumb
give in
staccato
done in a sharp or abrupt manner
supposititious
assumed; hypothetical
stipend
pay for services
sybarite
lover of luxury
sphinx-like
mysterious
taint
to contaminate; corrupt
subside
settle down; descend
sumptuous
lavish; rich
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
supernal
heavenly
subordinate
inferior
tenous
rare; slim
subsistence
minimum means of support
tenet
doctrine; beliefs
subjective
personal
temperate
mild or self-controlled
statute
law
therapeutic
pertaining to the treatment of disease
spasm
fitful, involuntary contraction
succulent
juicy; richness
specter
ghost-like image
sustenance
means of support
sonorous
resounding
trauma
a shock
stipulate
special condition or demand
token
a symbol; unimportant
stanza
a section of a poem
tactile
pertaining to the sense of touch
stolid
dull; unemotional
titillate
to excite
subjugate
to conquer; bring under control
tranquil
calm
somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
tangent
touching or a change of course
somnolent
drowsy; sleepy
tantalize
lease
spry
active; nimble
superficial
shallow; on the surface only
sparse
not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
surreptitious
secret
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
tantamount
equal
subliminal
below conscious thought
tepid
lukewarm
strident
loud and harsh
suffuse
to spread
stricture
critical comments
tenacious
holding fast
splenetic
spiteful; irritable
tenure
time of holding an office
stultify
cause to appear foolish
supplement
added to
spangle
small metallic ornamentation sewn to clothing
terminate
to end
sterling
outstanding
succor
aid; assistance
spume
foam
temper
restrain; toughen
sophistry
seemingly believable but false reasoning
tinge
a trace
stupefy
to make dull
swathe
wrap around; bandage
sophomoric
immature
surveillance
watching
sublimate
purify
tarry
delay
soporific
sleep inducing
supersede
to be set aside; replace
sovereign
supreme in power
terrestrial
earthly
squander
waste
transcend
to go beyond
stark
real; unadorned
taciturn
silent; talking little
strew
scatter
transitory
brief
stygian
gloomy; deathly
tedious
boring; painstaking
stagnant
motionless; stale; not moving
sycophant
a flatterer
staid
serious; sedate
terminus
last stop
stalemate
deadlock
talisman
a charm
stalwart
strong; steadfast
swarthy
dark
stamina
staying power
symbiosis
a close, beneficial association of two organisms
stanch
check the flow of
tensile
capable of being stretched
substantiate
verify or support
tenacity
persistency
wastrel
one who wastes; a spendthrift
synthetic
artificial
willful
stubborn or intentional
sully
tarnish; soil
volant
capable of flying
thermal
pertaining to heat
wane
to gradually decrease
subversive
to overthrow or ruin
wizened
withered; shriveled
supine
lying on the back
wield
to handle or exercise control over
titter
a nervous laugh
vulpine
clever
throng
a crowd
verity
truth
supple
flexible
wan
weak; tired
surmise
assume
veritable
true; genuine
superfluous
excessive; unnecessary
viaduct
a bridge
toothsome
tasty
voracious
extremely hungry or greedy
tally
to add up
vogue
fashion, (in fashion)
timorous
cowardly
vintage
representative of the best
synthesis
combining parts into a whole
vigilant
watchful
succinct
brief; compact
windfall
unexpected gift
supercilious
contemptuous; arrogant; haughty
vindicate
to clear of guilt
thesaurus
a book of synonyms and antonyms; a dictionary
vicissitudes
unpredictable changes
taboo
prohibited act
vixen
female fox or bad-tempered woman
thespian
an actor
vestige
a trace; visible evidence of something that is no longer present
temporal
not lasting forever
voluptuous
sensual
threnody
a funeral song
wanton
reckless
symmetry
balanced arrangement
vitriolic
sharp or bitter
surpass
exceed
vicarious
acting for another person
synchronous
working together at the same time
vex
to irritate
surrogate
substitute
virtuoso
an expert musician
suffrage
right to vote
winsome
pleasing
suppliant
entreating; pleading
viands
various foods
tacit
expressed without words
vulnerable
defenseless; capable of being harmed
torpid
sluggish
wary
cautious
transcendental
supernatural
verdant
green
taunt
to ridicule
viscous
sticky
taut
tight; ready
verbose
wordy; talkative
theocracy
government by religious leaders
vertex
highest point
tawdry
cheap and gaudy
vie
to compete
testy
irritable
vouch
to guarantee or certify as true
tendentious
biased
vignette
a short literary work
thwart
to prevent
woe
sorrow
tedious
boring; tiring
vitiate
to weaken
thrall
a slave
wallow
to indulge oneself or to roll in
temporize
avoid committing oneself; gain time
wheedle
to persuade
veer
to change direction
viceroy
a representative or a deputy
utopian
perfect
vernacular
informal language
unprecedented
happening for the first time; nove
vociferous
shouting; talkative
vegetate
lead an inactive life
wend
to direct one's way
venal
corrupt
weighty
of great importance
vehement
forceful; urgent
votary
a loyal follower
trenchant
vigorous or effective
vivify
to enliven
tutelage
instruction; under a tutor
veracious
honest
venomous
poisonous or malicious
volition
free will
vendetta
bitter feud
wax
to grow in size or intensity
veneer
an outward show or covering
viper
a poisonous snake or a spiteful person
tussle
a fight
voluminous
large; spacious
tributary
a stream flowing into a river
visceral
pertaining to instinct
vent
to release
waif
a homeless person
unsavory
unpleasant
volatile
unstable; explosive; changeable
tribute
a gift to show respect
verbiage
words
ubiquitous
present everywhere
viable
capable of living; workable; practicable
uninhibited
free; not limited
waver
to be uncertain
usurp
to take illegally
vital
necessary; essential
unassailable
unable to be attacked
virtue
moral excellence
tremulous
trembling
virulent
deadly; harmful
tumult
great noise
vertiginous
unstable
treble
three times as much
whet
to stimulate or to sharpen
vagrant
a homeless person; a tramp
virago
a bad-tempered woman
ulterior
hidden
warble
to sing
uncanny
strange
verisimilitude
the appearance of truth
turbid
unclear
virile
masculine
unkempt
sloppy
verve
enthusiasm
valid
true; factual; evident
vilify
to speak evil of
untenable
unable to be defended
victuals
food
undulate
wavelike motion
visage
appearance
vainglorious
boastful
vindictive
seeking revenge
tumid
swollen
whimsical
unpredictable
truism
obvious truth
waive
to give up
uniform
constant; lacking variety
vernal
pertaining to spring
unilateral
one-sided
vitreous
clear or glass-like
unfledged
immature
vista
a wide view
tribulation
trouble
verbatim
word for word
trite
worn out or commonplace
voluble
talkative
tryst
a secret meeting
vituperate
criticize
umbrage
a feeling of resentment
wolfish
ferocious
universal
general or everywhere
wont
(to) accustomed (adjective)
vacuaous
empty; spacious
wangle
to manipulate
variegated
having different colors
workaday
ordinary
undue
inappropriate
wraith
a ghost or shadow
trepidation
fear
wily
tricky; sly
truckle
to submit
wince
to shrink, as in pain, fear, etc; to flinch
valiant
courageous
travail
hard work
urchin
mischievous child
vagary
an odd idea
unobtrusive
not noticeable
truculent
brutal or cruel
unimpeachable
unquestionable
unmindful
unaware
unscathed
unharmed
usury
excessive amount of money charged as interest
undermine
to weaken; to wear away
utilitarian
practical
venerable
worthy of respect
valedictory
saying farewell
treatise
a book about one particular subject
unanimity
agreement
unctuous
overly polite
unseemly
in poor taste
vagabond
a wanderer
unconscionable
unreasonable or excessive
unruly
disorderly
treacherous
disloyal or dangerous
tyro
a beginner
truncate
to shorten
turgid
swollen
twain
two
uproarious
loud
truncheon
a club
validate
to approve; to confirm
ultimatum
a final demand
ulcerous
infected
uncouth
crude
upbraid
to find fault with
venial
excusable
travesty
a poor imitation
turpitude
shameful behavior
unwieldy
hard to manage
unwitting
unintentional
vacillate
to sway; unable to decide; waffle
trivia
things that are very unimportant
unmitigated
absolute
trinity
group of three
urbane
refined
unequivocal
definite
vanguard
in the front
vanity
excessive pride
vapid
uninteresting
vaunt
to brag