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100 common words

for avid vocabulary

TermDefinition
abbreviate to shorten, abridge
abstinence the act or refraining from pleasurable activity, e.g., eating or drinking
adulation high praise
adversity misfortune, unfavorable term of events
aesthetic pertaining to beauty or the arts
amicable friendly, agreeable
anachronistic out-of-date, not attributed to the correct historical period
anecdote short, usually funny account of an event
anonymous nameless, without disclose identity
antagonist foe, opponent, adversary
arid extremely dry or deathly boring
assiduous persistent, hardworking
asylum sanctuary, shelter, place of refuge
benevolent friendly and helpful
camaraderie trust, sociability amongst friends
censure to criticize harshly
circutious indirect, taking the longest route
clairvoyant exceptionally insightful, able to foresee the future
collaborate to cooperate, work together
compassion sympathy, helpfullness or mercy
compromise to settle a dispute by terms agreeable to both sides
condesending possesing an of supiority, patronizing
conditional depending on a condition, e.g in a contract
conformist person who complies with accepted rules and customs
congergation a crowd of people, an assembly
convergence the state of seprate elements joining or coming together
deletrious harmful, destructive, detrimental
delmagogue leader, rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
digression the act of turning aside, straying from the main point, esp. in a speech or argument
diligent careful and hard working
disredit to harm the reputation of, dishonor or disgrace
disdain to regard with scorn or contempt
divergent seperating, moving in different directions from a particular point
empathy identification with feeling of others
emulate to imitate, follow and example
enervating weakening, tiring
enhance to improve, bring to a greater level of intensing
ephemeral momentary, transient, fleeting
evanescent quickly fading, short-lived, esp. an image
exasperation irritation, frustration
exemplary outstanding, an example to others
extenuating excusing,lessening the seriousness of guilt or crime, eg., of miligating factors
florid red-colored, flushed; gaudy, ornate
fortuitious happening by luck, fortunate
frugal thrifty, cheap
hackneyed
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