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1:
abash:
to
abate:
to
abdicate:
to
aberration:
something
"abhor:
to
abject:
hopeless;
abnegate:
to
abortive:
unsuccessful
abridge:
to
absolute:
total;
absolve:
to
2:
"abstinent:
abstaining;
abstract:
theoretical;
abstruse:
hard
abysmal:
extremely
accolade:
an
accost:
to
acerbic:
bitter;
acquiesce:
to
acrid:
harsh;
acrimonious:
full
acumen:
keenness
3:
acute:
sharp;
adamant:
stubborn;
address:
to
adherent:
follower;
admonish:
to
adroit:
skillful;
adulation:
wild
4:
adulterate:
to
adverse:
unfavorable;
aesthetic:
having
affable:
easy
"affectation:
unnatural
affinity:
sympathy;
affluent:
rich;
agenda:
program;
agrarian:
relating
5:
aggregate:
sum
agnostic:
one
alacrity:
cheerful
allege:
to
"alleviate:
to
allocate:
to
"alloy:
a
6:
allusion:
an
aloof:
uninvolved;
altruism:
selflessness;
"ambience:
atmosphere;
ambiguous:
unclear
ambivalent:
undecided;
7:
ameliorate:
to
amenable:
obedient;
amenity:
pleasantness;
amiable:
friendly;
amnesty:
an
"amoral:
lacking
"amorous:
feeling
amorphous:
shapeless;
anachronism:
something
analogy:
a
8:
anarchy:
absence
anecdote:
a
anguish:
agonizing
animosity:
resentment;
anomaly:
an
antecedent:
someone
antipathy:
firm
antithesis:
the
apartheid:
the
9:
apathy:
lack
"aphorism:
a
"apocalypse:
a
apocryphal:
of
apotheosis:
elevation
appease:
to
appreciate:
to
apprehensive:
worried;
10:
approbation:
approval;
appropriate:
to
aptitude:
capacity
arbiter:
one
"arbitrary:
random;
"arcane:
mysterious;
archaic:
extremely
11:
archetype:
an
ardent:
passionate
arduous:
hard;
aristocratic:
of
artful:
wily;
artifice:
a
ascendancy:
ascetic:
hermitlike;
assiduous:
hardworking;
12:
assimilate:
to
assuage:
to
astute:
shrewd;
"attrition:
gradual
audacity:
boldness;
augment:
to
auspicious:
favorable;
austere:
unadorned;
autocratic:
ruling
13:
autonomous:
acting
"avarice:
greed;
"avow:
to
"avuncular:
like
awry:
off
axiom:
self-evident
14:
banal:
unoriginal;
bane:
poison;
bastion:
stronghold;
beget:
to
belabor:
to
beleaguer:
to
belie:
to
belittle:
to
15:
belligerent:
combative;
bemused:
confused;
"benefactor:
one
benevolent:
generous;
benign:
gentle;
16:
bequest:
something
"bereaved:
deprived
beset:
harass;
"blasphemy:
irreverence;
blatant:
unpleasantly
17:
blight:
disease
blithe:
carefree;
"bourgeois:
middle
"bovine:
cow
brevity:
briefness
"broach:
to
bucolic:
charmingly
"bureaucracy:
a
burgeon:
to
"burlesque:
a
18:
"cacophony:
harsh-sounding
"cadence:
rhythm,
cajole:
to
callow:
immature
"candor:
truthfulness;
Capitalism:
free
"capitulate:
to
capricious:
unpredictable;
"caricature:
a
castigate:
to
"catalyst:
in
19:
"categorical:
unconditional;
"catharsis:
purification
catholic:
universal;
caustic:
like
celibacy:
abstinence
censure:
to
cerebral:
brainy;
chagrin:
humiliation;
charisma:
a
20:
charlatan:
fraud;
"chasm:
a
chastise:
to
chicanery:
trickery;
chimera:
an
choleric:
hot-tempered;
chronic:
constant;
chronicle:
a
21:
circuitous:
roundabout;
circumlocution:
an
circumscribe:
to
circumspect:
cautious
circumvent:
to
"civil:
polite;
clemency:
mercy;
"clich
clique:
an
22:
coalesce:
to
coerce:
to
cogent:
powerfully
cognitive:
dealing
cognizant:
aware;
coherent:
holding
colloquial:
conversational;
collusion:
conspiracy;
commensurate:
equal;
compelling:
forceful;
compendium:
a
23:
complacent:
self-satisfied;
complement:
to
complicity:
participation
comprehensive:
covering
"comprise:
to
conciliatory:
making
concise:
brief
24:
concord:
harmony;
concurrent:
happening
"condescend:
to
condone:
to
conducive:
promoting
"confluence:
a
congenial:
agreeably
congenital:
a
25:
conjecture:
to
conjure:
to
"connoisseur:
an
consecrate:
to
consensus:
unanimity
consonant:
harmonious;
26:
construe:
to
consummate:
perfect;
contentious:
argumentative;
contiguous:
side
contingent:
dependent;
contrite:
admitting
contrived:
artificial;
conventional:
common;
convivial:
fond
copious:
abundant;
27:
corollary:
something
corroborate:
to
cosmopolitan:
at
"countenance:
face;
coup:
a
covenant:
a
covert:
secret;
covet:
to
28:
credulous:
eager
criterion:
standard;
cryptic:
mysterious;
culinary:
relating
culminate:
to
29:
culpable:
deserving
cursory:
hasty;
curtail:
to
cynic:
one
30:
daunt:
to
dearth:
lack;
debacle:
violent
debauchery:
wild
debilitate:
to
"decadent:
decaying
decimate:
to
decorous:
proper;
deduce:
to
defame:
to
31:
deference:
submission
definitive:
conclusive;
degenerate
:
"deleterious:
harmful
delineate:
to
delude:
to
deluge:
a
"demagogue:
a
denizen:
inhabitant
depravity:
extreme
deprecate:
to
deride:
to
32:
derogatory:
disapproving;
desiccate:
to
despondent:
extremely
despot:
an
destitute:
extremely
desultory:
without
dialectical:
relating
dictum:
an
didactic:
intended
diffident:
timid;
digress:
to
dilettante:
someone
33:
"discern:
to
"discreet:
prudent;
discrete:
unconnected;
discriminate:
to
disdain:
arrogant
disinterested:
not
"disparage:
to
34:
disparate:
different;
disseminate:
to
"dissipate:
to
dissolution:
the
distend:
to
distinguish:
to
docile:
easily
doctrinaire:
inflexibly
dogmatic:
arrogantly
domestic:
having
35:
"dormant:
a
dubious:
a
"duplicity:
n
36:
ebullient:
a
":
n
eccentric:
a
"eclectic:
a
"edify:
vt
efface:
vt
":
effaceable,
effusion:
n
:
effuse
egalitarian:
a
"egocentric:
a
egregious:
a
37:
"elicit:
vt
:
~a
elliptical:
adj
:
ellipsis
"elusive:
adj
emigrate:
v
":
emigrant
empirical:
adj
:
empiricism
38:
"emulate:
vt
encroach:
vi
endemic:
a
:
n
"enervate:
v
"enfranchise:
v
"engender:
v
enigma:
n
enormity:
n
ephemeral:
a
39:
epigram:
n
epitome:
n
equanimity:
n
equitable:
adj
equivocal:
adj
erudite:
adj
40:
esoteric:
adj
espouse:
v
"ethereal:
adj
euphemism:
n
evanescent:
adj
exacerbate:
v
exacting:
adj
"exalt:
v
exasperate:
v
exemplify:
v
exhaustive:
adj
exhort:
v
41:
"exigency:
n
"existential:
adj
exonerate:
v
expatriate:
v
expedient:
adj
expedite:
v
explicit:
adj
extol:
v
extraneous:
adj
extrapolate:
v
extricate:
v
"extrovert:
n
exult:
v
42:
fabrication:
n
"facetious:
adj
facile:
adj
"faction:
n
farcical:
adj
fastidious:
adj
fatalist:
n
fatuous:
adj
"fauna:
n
fecund:
adj
43:
"felicity:
n
fervor:
n
"fetter:
v
fidelity:
n
figurative:
adj
finesse:
n
flagrant:
adj
flaunt:
v
flout:
v
foible:
n
foment:
v
44:
forbear:
v
forgo:
v
forsake:
v
fortuitous:
a
founder:
v
"fraternal:
a
"frenetic:
a
frugal:
a
furtive:
a
45:
"futile:
a
garrulous:
a
"genre:
n
genteel:
a
"gesticulate:
v
glut:
n
"grandiloquent:
a
grandiose:
a
gratuitous:
a
gravity:
n
gregarious:
a
guile:
n
46:
hackneyed:
a
"hapless:
a
harbinger:
n
hedonism:
n
"hegemony:
n
heresy:
n
hermetic:
a
heyday:
n
"hiatus:
n
hierarchy:
n
histrionic:
a
homily:
n
"homogeneous:
a
husbandry:
n
hyperbole:
n
hypothetical:
a
47:
iconoclast:
n
ideology:
n
idiosyncrasy:
n
idyllic:
a
ignominy:
n
illicit:
a
imminent:
a
immutable:
a
impartial:
a
impeccable:
a
imperial`:
a
48:
impervious:
a
impetuous:
a
implement:
v
impotent:
a
"impugn
:
inane:
a
inaugurate:
v
49:
incandescent:
a
incantation:
n
incense:
a
incessant:
a
incipient:
a
incisive:
a
incongruous:
a
incorrigible:
a
"increment
:
indifferent:
a
50:
indigenous:
a
indigent:
a
"indignant:
a
indolent:
a
indulgent:
lenient
ineffable:
a
inept:
a
inert:
a
inexorable:
a
infamous:
a
infatuated:
a
51:
infer:
v
"infinitesimal:
a
ingenuous:
a
inherent:
a
"injunction:
n
"innate:
a
"innocuous:
a
inordinate:
a
insatiable:
a
52:
insidious:
a
"insinuate:
v
insipid:
a
insolent:
a
instigate:
v
insular:
a
insurgent:
n
integral:
a
intractable:
a
intransigent:
a
53:
intrinsic:
a
introspective:
a
inundate:
v
invective:
n
inveterate:
a
"irascible:
a
ironic:
a
irrevocable:
a
itinerant:
a
54:
judicious:
a
juxtapose:
v
kinetic:
a
labyrinth:
n
"laconic:
a
lament:
v
lampoon:
v
"languish:
v
largess:
n
latent:
a
laud:
v
legacy:
n
lethargy:
n
levity:
n
55:
"libel:
n
litigate:
v
loquacious:
a
lucid:
a
lugubrious:
a
luminous:
a
56:
"machination:
n
magnanimous:
a
"magnate:
n
"malaise:
n
"malfeasance:
n
malinger:
v
malleable:
a
mandate:
n
"manifest:
a
"manifesto:
n
marshal:
v
martial:
a
"martyr:
n
"matriculate:
v
57:
maudlin:
a
maverick:
n
maxim
:
mediate:
v
mellifluous:
a
mendacious:
a
mendicant:
n
"mentor:
n
mercenary:
n
mercurial:
a
metamorphosis:
n
58:
microcosm:
n
milieu:
n
minuscule:
a
"misanthropic:
a
mitigate:
v
mollify:
v
"monolithic:
a
moribund:
a
morose:
a
":
(gloomy,
mortify
:
mundane:
a
"munificent:
a
myopia:
a
myriad:
n
59:
narcissism:
n
nebulous:
a
nefarious:
a
neologism:
n
nepotism:
n
nihilism:
n
nominal:
a
nostalgia:
n
notorious:
a
novel
:
noxious:
a
nuance:
n
60:
obdurate:
a
obfuscate:
v
oblique:
a
oblivion:
n
obscure:
a
obsequious:
a
obtuse:
a
officious:
a
onerous:
a
opaque:
a
opulent:
a
"orthodox:
a
ostensible:
a
ostentatious:
a
pacify:
v
61:
painstaking:
a
palliate:
v
palpable:
a
paltry:
a
panacea:
n
paradigm:
n
"paradox:
n
parochial:
a
parody:
n
parsimonious:
a
"partisan:
n
62:
patent:
a
paternal:
a
pathology:
n
patriarch:
n
patrician:
n
patronize:
v
paucity:
n
peccadillo:
n
pedantic:
a
pedestrian:
a
pejorative:
a
penchant:
n
"penitent:
a
pensive:
a
63:
peremptory:
a
perennial:
a
"perfidy:
n
perfunctory:
a
peripatetic:
a
periphery:
n
perjury:
n
permeate:
v
abash
to make ashamed
abate
to subside
abdicate
to step down from a position of power or responsibility
aberration
something not typical
"abhor
to very, very much
abject
hopeless
abnegate
to deny oneself things
abortive
unsuccessful
abridge
to shorten
absolute
total
absolve
to forgive or free from blame
2
"abstinent
abstaining
abstract
theoretical
abstruse
hard to understand
abysmal
extremely hopeless or wretched
accolade
an award
accost
to approach and speak to someone
acerbic
bitter
acquiesce
to comply passively
acrid
harsh
acrimonious
full of spite
acumen
keenness of judgment
3
acute
sharp
adamant
stubborn
address
to speak to
adherent
follower
admonish
to scold gently
adroit
skillful
adulation
wild or excessive admiration
4
adulterate
to contaminate
adverse
unfavorable
aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty
affable
easy to talk to
"affectation
unnatural or artificial behavior, usually intended to impress "
affinity
sympathy
affluent
rich
agenda
program
agrarian
relating to land
5
aggregate
sum total
agnostic
one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven
alacrity
cheerful eagerness or readiness to respond
allege
to assert without proof
"alleviate
to relieve, usually temporarily or incompletely
allocate
to distribute
"alloy
a combination of two or more things, usually metals"
6
allusion
an indirect reference (often to a literary work)
aloof
uninvolved
altruism
selflessness
"ambience
atmosphere
ambiguous
unclear in meaning
ambivalent
undecided
7
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
amenable
obedient
amenity
pleasantness
amiable
friendly
amnesty
an official pardon for a group of people who have violated a law or policy
"amoral
lacking a sense of right and wrong
"amorous
feeling loving, especially in a ual sense
amorphous
shapeless
anachronism
something out of place in time or history
analogy
a comparison of one thing to another
8
anarchy
absence of government or control
anecdote
a short account of a humorous or revealing incident
anguish
agonizing physical or mental pain
animosity
resentment
anomaly
an aberration
antecedent
someone or something that went before
antipathy
firm dislike
antithesis
the direct opposite
apartheid
the abhorrent policy of racial segregation and oppression in the repubic of south africa
9
apathy
lack of interest
"aphorism
a brief, often witty saying
"apocalypse
a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world "
apocryphal
of dubious authenticity
apotheosis
elevation to divine status
appease
to soothe
appreciate
to increase in value
apprehensive
worried
10
approbation
approval
appropriate
to take without permission
aptitude
capacity for learning
arbiter
one who decides
"arbitrary
random
"arcane
mysterious
archaic
extremely old
11
archetype
an original or pattern
ardent
passionate (half-hearted)
arduous
hard
aristocratic
of noble birth
artful
wily
artifice
a clever trick
ascendancy
ascetic
hermitlike
assiduous
hardworking
12
assimilate
to take in
assuage
to soothe
astute
shrewd
"attrition
gradual wearing away, weakening, or loss
audacity
boldness
augment
to make bigger
auspicious
favorable
austere
unadorned
autocratic
ruling with absolute authority
13
autonomous
acting independently
"avarice
greed
"avow
to claim
"avuncular
like an uncle, especially a nice uncle"
awry
off course
axiom
self-evident rule or truth
14
banal
unoriginal
bane
poison
bastion
stronghold
beget
to give birth to
belabor
to go over repeatedly or to an absurd extent
beleaguer
to surround
belie
to give a false impression of
belittle
to make to seem little
15
belligerent
combative
bemused
confused
"benefactor
one who provides help, especially in the form of a gift or donation "
benevolent
generous
benign
gentle
16
bequest
something left to someone in a will
"bereaved
deprived or left desolate, especially through "
beset
harass
"blasphemy
irreverence
blatant
unpleasantly or offensively noisy
17
blight
disease in plants
blithe
carefree
"bourgeois
middle class, usually in a pejorative sense
"bovine
cow related
brevity
briefness
"broach
to open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject"
bucolic
charmingly rural
"bureaucracy
a system of government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially one run according to inflexible and inefficient rules
burgeon
to expand
"burlesque
a ludicrous, mocking, or exaggerated imitation "
18
"cacophony
harsh-sounding mixture of words, voices, or sounds "
"cadence
rhythm, the rise and fall of sounds "
cajole
to persuade someone to do something he or she doesnt want to do
callow
immature
"candor
truthfulness
Capitalism
free enterprise
"capitulate
to surrender
capricious
unpredictable
"caricature
a portrait or description that is purposely distorted or exaggerated, often to prove some point about its subject"
castigate
to criticize severely
"catalyst
in chemistry,~
19
"categorical
unconditional
"catharsis
purification that brings emotional relief or renewal , "
catholic
universal
caustic
like acid
celibacy
abstinence from
censure
to condemn severely for doing something bad
cerebral
brainy
chagrin
humiliation
charisma
a magical-seeming ability to attract followers or inspire loyalty
20
charlatan
fraud
"chasm
a deep, gaping hole
chastise
to inflict punishment on
chicanery
trickery
chimera
an illusion
choleric
hot-tempered
chronic
constant
chronicle
a record of events in order of time
21
circuitous
roundabout
circumlocution
an indirect expression
circumscribe
to draw a line around
circumspect
cautious
circumvent
to frustrate as though by surrounding
"civil
polite
clemency
mercy
"clich
an overused saying or idea , "
clique
an exclusive group bound together by some shared quality or interest
22
coalesce
to come together as one
coerce
to force someone to do or not to do something
cogent
powerfully convincing
cognitive
dealing with how we know the world around us through our senses
cognizant
aware
coherent
holding together
colloquial
conversational
collusion
conspiracy
commensurate
equal
compelling
forceful
compendium
a summary