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access
approach or admittance
accord
agreement
affluence
abundant flow;wealth
adage
proverb
alacrity
brisk willingness
apathy
indifference
avarice
greed for wealth
awe
feeling of respect
blemish
defect
boon
timely benefit
chagrin
feeling of deep disappointment
clamor
uproar
clemency
mercy
consensus
general agreement
criterion
standard of judgement or decision
crux
the essential point requiring solution
cynic
one who doubts the good intentions of others
dearth
scarcity
debacle
complete failure
detriment
injury or damage causing loss
diction
manner in which words are used in writing and speech
din
loud continuing noise
discord
disagreement
discrepancy
inconsistency
discretion
make responsible choices
dissent
difference of opinion
epitome
ideal representation
epoch
series of events
era
memorable
essence
basic nature
exodus
departure, usually of large numbers
facet
side or aspect of a subject
facsimile
exact copy
fallacy
mistaken idea
flair
natural talent
format
physical appearance or arrangement
forte
one's strong point
fortitude
steady strength enabling one to face pain
forum
a gathering for the discussion of public issues
furor
outburst of excitement
gamut
the whole range
gist
essential content
glutton
one who overeats
grievance
complaint made against somone responsible for a situation believed to be unjust
horizon
limit
hue
shade of color
idiom
expression peculiar to language which has a different meaning from the words which make it up
impetus
moving force
incumbent
present holder of an office
infirmity
state of being feeble
influx
flowing in
infraction
violation of a law
innovation
introduction of a new idea
interim
meantime
interlude
period of time between two events
intrigue
secret plot
intuition
knowledge through instinct rather than thought
jeopardy
risk of harm
keynote
main theme
larceny
theft
layman
not a member of a particular profession
legacy
material or spiritual inheritance
liaison
contact between two or more groups
malady
disease
mania
excessive or unreasonable obsession
maverick
one who acts independently rather than according to an organizational pattern
maxim
saying which prvides a rule of conduct
medium
means of communication
milieu
physical or social setting in which an event occurs
mores
morally binding customs of a group
multitude
a large number
myriad
a large numberof varied people or things
niche
a suitable and desirable place
nostalgia
desire to return to past experiences or associations
overture
first step which is intended to lead to others in either action
pancea
something considered a cure for all diseases or problems
panorama
a clear view of a very broad
paradox
statement of a truth which appears to contradict itself
paucity
small in numbers; scarcity
pauper
very poor person
pilgrimage
long trip to some place worthy of respect or devotion
pittance
very small sum of money
plight
condition, usually unfavorable
poise
calm and controlled manner of behavior
posterity
future generations
prelude
something which is preliminary to some act or work which is more important
premise
statement from which a conclusion is logically drawn
pretext
reason given as a cover up for the true purpose of an action
proviso
conditional requirement that something to be done, usually made in writing
prowess
superior ability
pseudonym
assumed name,usually by an author
pun
play on words depending on two different meanings or sounds of the same word
qualm
uneasy doubt about some action
quandary
uncertainty over a choice between two courses of action
query
question
refuge
place where one can go for protection
renown
fame;wide acclaim
reprisal
return of something in kind
respite
temporary break which brings relief
reverence
feeling of great respect
salutation
greeting
sanction
approval, usually by proper authority
satire
attack upon evil or foolish behavior by showing it to be ridiculous
scope
entire area of action or thought
sect
group of people having the same beliefs
segment
part of section of a whole
semblance
outward appearance
sham
false imitation
sheaf
bundle of grain or papers
sheen
luster
site
location of an object or an action
slander
untruth spoken
solace
comfort
sponsor
one who endorses and supports a person or activity
spur
something which moves one to act
stature
height reached physically or morally
status
standing social or professional
stigma
mark of disgrace
stimulus
any encouragement to act
strife
conflict
summit
the highest point
supplement
amount added to complete something
survey
broad study of a subject
suspense
tension brought about by uncertainty as to what will happen
synopsis
brief summary
tactics
skillful actions to achieve some purpose
tang
strong taste or flavor
temperament
natural disposition, often to act in a contrary manner
threshold
the starting point
thrift
ability to save money
tint
a shade of color
token
sign for which stands for some object or feeling
tonic
something which is a source of energy
transition
movement from one situation to another
tribunal
place of judgement such as a court
unrest
restless dissatisfaction
upheaval
sudden overthrow, often violent
usage
established practice or custom
uptopia
ideal place or society
valor
courage
venture
something involving risk
victor
winner
vigor
vitality
vim
energy and enthusiasm
vow
solemn pledge
wager
bet
whim
sudden notion or desire
woe
great sorrow
zeal
eager desire
zest
keen enthusiasm