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Intricate

Intricate

Definition: puzzlingly detailed; involved; complex




Sentence: The chillingly intricate maze took eight hours to solve.

Intriguing


Filigree

Intimidation

Intimidation

Defintion: fear, restriant or discouragement caused by threat; the act of causing such




Sentence: Fear and intimidation are the two major traits of high school bullying victims.

Timid


Domination

Personification

Personification

Definition: giving human qualities to an inanimate object or idea; any example of such; an embodiment or personal




Sentence: Personification, if correctly used, can really enhance the writing of fiction novels.

Fiction


Person

Antipathy

Antipathy

Definition: feeling of adversion or strong dislike; opposite of sympathy; object of such feelings




Sentence: Mr.Frakers made no effort to conceal her antipathy for her students.

Anti


Pathetic

Scalpel

Scalpel

Definition: small, light, straight knife w/ a very sharp blade, used in surgery & dissection




Sentence: The surgery commenced as the fine scalpel sliced chest of Ginna's beloved grandmother.

Scalp


Pulse

Sedulous

Sedulous

Definition: steadily busy or attentive; dilligent




Sentence: The best students are the sedulous ones that devote their time to making the environment safer.

Studious


Seductive

Levity

Levity

Definition: lack of seriousness; inappropriate lightheartedness




Sentence: Levity is a common trait in high school freshmen boys.

Lazy


Lack of velocity

Amenable

Amenable

Definition: responsible and responsive to what is right; willing to comply; persuadable; submissive.




Sentence: Parents of amenable children usually offer more moral support than the average mother or father.

Amiable


Amend

Decrepitude

Decrepitude

Definition: weakness because of advanced age or infirmity; feebleness; a state of being worn out




Sentence: He passed from middle age straight to decrepitude.

Creep


Decrease

Malfeasance

Malfeasance

Definition: misconduct or wrongful action, especially while in a position of trust




Sentence: The director of the homeowners association was recently sued for malfeasance.

Mal


Bad

Filial

Filial

Definition: pertaining to the relationship between children and their parents.





Family


Phylum

Invidious

Invidious

Definition: arousing dislike or ill will; offensive because of discrimination

Vicious


Insidious

Obsolescent

Obsolescent

Definition: becoming obsolete; growing useless, becoming unused; going out of fashion

Ancient


Old

Parody

Parody

Definition: humorous and ridiculing imitation; a farce; a poor imitation

Parrot


Parallel

Schizophrenic

Schizophrenic

Definition: suffering from a mental disorder characterized by withdrawal from reality.

Schism


Crazy

Moribund

Moribund

Definition: near death or termination; dying

Morir


Morbid

Candelabrum

Candelabrum

Definition: one large candleholder with branches supporting several candles

Menorah


Chandelier

Anachronism

Anachronism

Definition: something out of place in time; such a representation

Latent

Latent

Definition: existing but not energized; capable of later full development

Extemporary

Extemporary

Definition: spoken or preformed without prior practice or memorization

Exemplary


Improv

Infer

Infer

Definition: to conclude or derive from something assumed, known, or implied

Form


Info

Cognomen

Cognomen

Definition: the family name; surname; a name by which one is known; a nickname

Code name


Pseudonym

Filament

Filament

Definition: a thin threadlike object

Floss


File

Obtrusive

Obtrusive

Definition: pushing forward or outward; intruding or forcing in an unwarranted manner

Obvious


Protrude

Affront

Affront

Definition: A challenge insult; an insolent confrontation; to offend by such

Confront


Assault

Alimentary

Alimentary

Definition: pertaining to nourishment or food; nourishing

Ailment


Dairy



Morose

Morose

Definition: gloomy; dejected; sullen; ill-humored

Mourn


Remorse

Calumny

Calumny

Definition: a false and injurious accusation or statement ; slander; defamation

Calamity


Chaos



Morass

Morass

Definition: a marsh or bog; a difficult place or situation to get out of

Mess


Grass

Extirpated

Extirpated

Definition: eradicated; erased; uprooted

Expired


Extinct

Infamous

Infamous

Definition: famous for bad qualities; notorious; vile

Mafia


Flamer

Adage

Adage

Definition: an old saying of instructive value; a proverb

Aged


Sage

Filch

Filch

Definition: to steal slyly, usually something of little value

Lift


Pilfer



Obsequious

Obsequious

Definition: excessively servile; overly obidient or attentive; fawning

Obsessive


Submissive

Affluence

Affluence

Definition: great material abundance; wealth; opulence

Fluent


Fluid



Alacrity

Alacrity

Definition: eager and cheerful willingness or readiness.

Avidity


Electric

Motif

Motif

Definition: a dominant, recurrent, and characterizing theme, pattern, or feature.

Motto


Motive

Motley

Motley

Definition: Of many different colors or varied characteristics; heterogeneous

Multi


Medley

Callow

Callow

Definition: inexperienced; immature

Shallow


Coward

Aperature

Aperature

Definition: hole; opening

Puncture


A Picture

Essence

Essence

Definition: perfume;

Scent


Sense

Estranged

Estranged

Definition: changed from a close and friendly relationship to a distant and hostile one; alienated

Stranger

Range

Estruary

Estruary

Definition: the wide mouth of the river where it merges with an ocean or sea

Tributary


Delta

Misanthrope

Misanthrope

Definition: one who hates or constantly distrusts mankind

Miserable

Hater



Miscegenation

Miscegenation

Definition: intermixing of races by marriage or sexual relations

Mixed Generation

Conception

Mitigate

Mitigate

Definition: to make or become milder, less painful, less servere, less blameworthy

Mediate

Arbitrate

Subsume

Subsume

Definition: to put into or include within a larger class or category

Sum


Substitute

Ethereal

Ethereal

Definition: light and airy; celestial; heavenly

Cathedral

Ether

Ethical

Ethical

Definition: conforming to accepted to prescibed stanfords of conduct

Teach


Think

Blight

Blight

Definition: a disease which destroys plants; anything destructive of growth, hopes, character, etc. to cause such effects

No Light


Plight