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QuestionAnswer
Abhor hate
Bigot narrow-minded, prejudice person
Counterfeit fake; false
Enfranchise give voting rights
Hamper hinder; obstruct
Kindle to start a fire
Noxious harmful; poisonous; lethal
Placid calm; peaceful
Remuneration payment for work done
Talisman lucky charm
Abrasive rough; coarse; harsh
Bilk cheat; defraud
Covert hidden; undercover
Engender cause
Hanger storage area(like garage) for a plane
Knotty complex; difficult to solve
Nuance something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
Plagiarism Taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
Renown fame
Tangent going off the main subject
Abasement humiliation; degradation
Billowing swelling; fluttering; waving
Cower recoil in fear or servility; shrink away from
Enhance improve; make better or clearer
Harangue noisy, attacking speech
Labyrinth a maze
Nullify to counter; make unimportanct
Plaintiff petitioner(in court of law)
Replete full
Tangible can be touched
Abrogate cancel; deny; repeal
Blasphemy speech which offends religious sentiments
Credible believable
Enigma puzzle; mystery
Harbingers indicator; bringers of warnings
Labyrinthine complicated; highly convoluted
Nuzzle cuddle; snuggle
Plaudit statement giving strong praise
Reprehensible shameful; very bad
Tardy slow;late; overdue; delayed
Absolution forgiveness; pardon; release
Blatant obvious
Creditable praiseworthy
Ensconce establish firmly in a position
Hasten hurry; accelerate;rush
Laceration a cut
Obdurate stubborn
Plausible can be believed; resonable
Reprieve a respite; postponement of a sentence
Tawdry of little value; gaudy
Abstain desist; go without; withdraw
Blighted damaged; destroyed; ruined
Credulous gullible; ready to believe anything
Enshroud cover
Haughtiness arrogance; pride
Lachrymose tearful; sad
Obfuscate deliberately make something difficult to understand
Plethora an excess
Repudiate shun; eschew
Tedium boredom
Abstemious self denying; refraining from indulging
Blithe free-spirited; carefree
Crepuscular active at dawn and dusk
Enuanciation clear pronunciation; accent; articulation
Headstrong stubborn; willful
Lackluster dull; monotonous; bland
Objective unbiased; not subjective
Pliable flexible; not stubborn
Rescind retract; repeal
Temper to moderate; soften
Abstruse difficult to understand; obscure
Blunderbuss 1. ancient weapon(type of gun); 2. a clumsy person
Cringe recoil; flinch; shy away
Envenom to couse bitterness and bad feeling
Hedonism self indulgence; pleasure-seeking
Laconic using few words; brief; to the point
Oblique indirect; slanting
Plumage feather of a bird
Resignation acceptance of fate
Tenacious stubborn; resolute; holding firm to a purpose
Accolade tribute; honor; praise
Bolster support;prop up
Cryptic puzzling; enigmatic
Ephemeral short-lived
Hedonist a pleasure seeker
Lamentation expression of regret or sorrow
Obliterate destroy; demolish; eradicate
Plummet fall suddenly and steeply
Resolution determination
Tentative not certain
Acquiesce to agree to; to give in to
Bombast arrogant; pompouse language
Curtail cut short
Epicure someone who appreciate good food and drink
Heed listen to
Lampoon ridicule; spoof
Oblivious totally unaware
Podium raised platform
Resonant echoing
Tenuous flimsy; not solid
Acrid sharp; pungent(used of smells and tastes)
Boorish ill-mannered
Cynical believing that people act only out selfish motives
Epistle a letter(form of communication)
Heresy against orthodox opinion
Lance spear; spike; javelin
Obscure difficult to understand; partially hidden
Poignant deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
Respite a break; intermission
Terse concise; to point
Acrophobia fear of heights
Bourgeois middle class
Debility weakness; incapacity
Epistolary concerned with letter; through correspondence
Hiatus interruption; pause
Languid tired; slow
Obsured hidden; covered; buried
Poised calm; collected; self-possessed
Resplendent shining; glowing
Therapeutic medicinal; curative
Acuity sharpness(mental or visual)
Braggart somone who boasts
Debunking expsoing false claims or myths
Epitomized typified; characterized; personified
Hidebound rigid in opininons
Languish decay; fade away; get weaker
Obsequious servile; submissive
Polemical causing debate or argument
Restorative a tonic
Thwart prevent; frustrate
Adamant forceful; inflexible
Brawny muscular
Decathlon an athletic competition with ten events
Equivocate speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth
Hieroglyphics 1.picture writing; 2. writing which is difficult to read or enigmatic
Larceny theft; robbery; stealing
Obsession a dominating concern
Ponderous weighty; slow and heavy
Retention preservation; wittholding
Timorous cowardly; fearful
Adroit skilful
Brevity being brief
Decorum dignified, correct behavior[decorous (a)]
Err make a mistake
Hinder obstruct
Largess generosity
Obsolete no longer valid
Pontificate speak pompously or dogmatically
Reticent restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative
Tirade stream of verbal abuse
Adulation strong admiration; worship
Bristle to show irritation
Decoy lure; trap; trick
Erratic wandering; irregular
Histrionic theatrical; exaggerated
Laud praise
Obstreperous noisy and boisterous
Portend foretell
Retraction withdrawal; cancellation of a statement
Titter giggle quietly
Adversity hardship
Broach start to discuss; approach
Deference respect
Esoteric obscure and difficult to understand
Hoary old
Lavish on a grand scale; waseful
Obtuse mentally dull
Portent a warning sign; omen
Revere worship
Tome large book
Advocate support
Brusque blunt; abrupt
Defoliate cause leaves to fall off
Espouse promote; take up; support
Hone sharpen; increase; whet
Lax careless; not strict
Obviate avoid; make unnecessary
Poseur someone who puts on an act
Riddled full of(usually full of holes)
Torpid inactive; lazy; stagnant
Aesthetic concerning art or beauty
Bulwark fortification; barricade; wall
Defunct no longer in existence
Etymology the study of word origins
Hyperbole grossly exaggerated speech
Legend 1. key to map; 2. myth or story
Odious hateful
Posterity future generations
Rife common
Torpor dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity
Affable friendly; social; easygoing
Bureaucracy officialdom
Degradation deprivation; poverty; debasement
Eulogy praise
Hypochondriac a person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses
Legion in large numbers
Officious domineering; intrusive; meddlesome
Posthumous after death
Rigor thoroughness
Totter walk unsteadily
Alacrity eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness
Burgeon grow; flourish; put forth new shoots
Deleterious harmful
Euphemism a polite phrase to cover something unpleasant
Hypocritical insincere
Lethargic tired; without energy
Ogle stare at; observe in an obvious manner
Postulate hypothesize; propose
Robust strong; healthy; tough
Tractable obedient; dutiful; polite
Alchemy medieval chemistry; attempt to change base metal into gold
Burnish polish
Deliberate to think over deeply
Euphony pleasant sounds
Iconoclast person who opposes orthodoxy
Levity flippancy; joking about serious matters
Olfactory concerned with the sense of smell
Potable suitable for drinking
Rotund round
Tranquil peaceful
Alibi an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene
Buttress strengthen; support
Delineation demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining
Evacuate vacate; emmpty; abandon
Idiosyncrasy a personal peculiarity; something unique to an individual
Libertarian someone who opposes tyranny
Ominous threatening
Potent powerful; compellling; strong
Ruminate think over something; ponder
Transcribe copy
Allay to lessen
Byline the line that tells you who wrote an article
Demur hesitate; refuse
Exacerbate make worse
Ignominioius shameful
Liniment soothing lotion
Omnipotent all-powerful
Pragmatic practical
Ruse trick; strategem
Transgress go astray; disobey; commit a sin
Alleviate make less severe
Cacophony discordant loud noises
Denounce condemn; speak out against
Exasperated frustrated; annoyed
Ignominy shame[ignominious (a) = shameful]
Lithe flexible; supple
Omniscient all-knowing
Pragmatist practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness
Saccharin falsely sweet
Transient short-lived; ephemeral
Aloof distant; detached; cold
Cajole coax
Deplete use up; lessen
Exceptionable very bad(something which we should object to)
Illuminate to light up or make clear
Livid very angry
Onerous burdensome; hard to undertake
Preamble introductory material
Sacrosanct very holy; inviolable
Traverse to move across
Altruism putting other first; being self-sacrificing
Caldron huge cooking pot
Deplore regret
Exculpate free someone from blame; pardon; acquit
Illusory deceptive; false misleading
Lobbyist person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause
Onus burden
Precarious unstable; risky
Sagacious wise
Trepidation fear
Amass accumulate
Callow immature
Depravity moral corruption
Execrable very, very bad
Immoderate excessive; extreme
Lofty snooty; arrogant; haughty
Opaque does not let light through
Precedent a previous occurrence used as a guide
Sage a wise person
Trinket something of little value; knick-knack
Ambiguity uncertainty; vagueness
Candid frank; honest
Deprecate criticize; denounce
Exegesis scholarly explanation or interpretation
Immutable unchanging; permanent
Longevity long life
Opulent wealthy; rich; magnificent
Precept guiding principle
Salacious lecherious; erotic
Trite unoriginal; dull
Ambigious unclearin meaning; can be interpreted in different ways
Candor frankness; openness
Deride ridicule; make fun of; mock
Exemplary outstandingly good; setting a fine example
Impartial unbiased; neutral
Loquacious talkative
Ordain 1. destine; 2. confer holy orders on a priest
Precinct district of a city
Sallow yellowish
Trivial unimportant
Ambivalence lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided
Cantakerous bad-tempered; quarrelsome
Derogatory uncomplimentary
Exemplify to serve as a good example
Impecunious having no money
Lucid clear
Ornate highly decorated
Precipice steep slope
Salubrious health-giving
Truant shirker; someone absent without permission
Ambulatory able to walk around(used to hopital patients)
Capacious spacious
Desecrate to damage or pollute a holy place
Exhaustive comoplete and thorough
Impious wicked; profane
Ludicrious ridiculous; silly
Orthodox conventional
Precipitous done in a hurry
Salutary something which teaches you a lesson; beneficial
Truncate cut short
Ameliorate make better
Capitulate surrender; give in to
Desecration spoiling something holy
Exonerates acquits; absolves; removes blame
Impoverished destitute; poor
Lukewarm 1. unenthusiastic; 2. neither hor nor cold
Ossify 1. turn to bone; 2.become fixed and rigid
Preclude prevent or make impossible
Sanctimonious hypocritically holy
Tumult uproar; noise
Amelioration improvement
Carping constant criticism
Desist stop; discontinue; cease
Exorcism getting free/rid of; eliminating(especially demons)
Impromptu unrehearsed; spontaneous
Lummox clumsy person
Ostentatious showy
Precocious developing early
Sanction give approval to
Turpitude depravity
Amiable friendly
Cartographer person who makes maps
Despondent having no hope; miserable
Expatriate refugee; emigrant; someone living away from his own country
Inadvertent not intentional
Luscious juicy; moist; succulent
Oust push out of a position
Predecessor one who came before
Sanguinary bloodthirsty; bloody
Tyro novice; begineer
Amity friendship
Catigate scold strongly
Destitution hardship; poverty; misery
Expedient convenient; practical
Incantation chant; invocation; prayer
Lynch assassinate; kill; illegal hanging
Overt obvious; not hidden
Predicament dilemma; difficult situation
Sanguine optimistic; cheerful
Ubiquitous found everywhere; omnipresent
Amorphous lacking in shape
Catharsis purging of pent-up emotions
Deter put off; prevent
Expedite make faster
Incarceration putting in prison
Machinations plots and plans
Overwrought worked up; in an emotional state
Preeminent famous; outstanding
Sardonic mocking
Unalloyed undiluted; total
Analgesic medicine to combat pain
Caucus type of private political meeting
Deteriorate worsen; decline
Exposition clear explanation
Incessant without stopping
Mailstrom whirlpool; storm in the ocean
Palatable good to eat; agreeable
Prerogative right or privilege
Savant person with knowledge
Unctuous oily; using excessive flateery
Analogous comparable
Caustic burning
Detrimental harmful
Extol praise
Incipient just beginning
Magnanimous generous; big-hearted
Palisade fence made of posts
Prescient having fore-knowledge
Scale to climb
Undermined damaged; attacked
Anarchy chaos; lack of government
Cavalcade procession of vehicles
Devoured greedilly eaten/consumed
Extradite deport from one country back to the home country
Inclination tendency; a leaning toward
Magnate powerful businessman
Palliative a remedy that improves but doesn't cure
Presentiment a feeling that something might happen
Scapegoat person on whom blame is placed for faults of other
Underscore emphasize
Anecdote a brief amusing story
Celerity speed
Dexterous skilful with hands
Extraneous irrelevant
Incoherent not clear
Maladroit clumsy; unskillful
Pallid pale
Presumptuous assuming too much; arrogant
Scrupulous careful; diligent; painstaking
Unequivocal clear; obvious
Animosity hatred; antagonism
Censorious disapproving; critical
Dichotomy a division into two parts
Extrapolate extend; predict on the basis of known data
Incongruous not fitting in; out of place
Malady illness
Palpable easily felt; easily perceived
Prentious pompous; self- important
Scrutinize examine carefully
Unfetter set free
Annex a building which is an addition to an existing building
Censure blame
Didactic intended to teach; intructive
Extrinsic irrelevant; on the outside
Inconsequential unimportant; insignificant; negligible
Malediction a curse
Panacea remedy for all ills
Prevaricate speak misleadingly and evasively
Scuttle sink
Unfrock to remove a priest from his position
Annex (v) take possession of; seize; capture
Cerebral intellectual
Diffident lacking confidence
Fallacious false
Inconspicuous not easily seen; subtle; not noticeable
Malefactor a wrong-doer
Paradigm 1. example; 2.model; 3. way of looking at things
Pristine unspoiled
Seminary an institution in which priests are trained
Unprecendented never having happened before
Anomaly sometihng which does not fit in a pattern; irregularity
Certitude certainty
Digress wander off the subject
Falter hesitate; waver
Indelible cannot be wiped out
Malinger deliberately avoid work; shirk
Paradox apparently contradictory statement
Proclivity tendency towards
Sensuous appealing to the senses
Unscathed unharmed; intact; without a scratch
Antagonism hostility; strong opposition
Charlatan trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have
Dike dam; embankment
Fanatical obsessive; fixated
Indifferent 1. neutral; 2. not outstanding
Malingerer a person who deliberately tries to avoid work
Paragon a perfect example
Procrastinate delay; put off
Sentinel guard; sentry
Unwitting not deliberate; unconscious
Antagonistic opposed; hostile; aggressive
Chary wary of; cautious about; reluctanct to give
Dilatory slow; falling behind with one's work
Fanaticism passion; excessive devotion
Indigenous native to a particular area
Malleable flexible; can be shaped
Paramount of supreme importance
Prodigal wasteful; extravagant
Sequester isolate
Upbraid scold; tell off; reprimand
Antediluvian outdated; prehistoric; very old-fashioned
Chastises punishes
Dilemma Puzzling situation
Fastidious overly particular; finicky
Indolence laziness
Mallet 1. wooden hammer; 2. stick used for polo
Parasite 1. scrounger; 2. animal which takes digested food from another
Prodigious very large
Serendipity fortunate coincidence; unsought discovery
Uproarious hilarious; hysterical; very funny
Anthology a book which is a collection of poems or stories
Chicanery trickery
Dilettante a person who dabbles in a subject without serious study
Fatuous silly; foolish
Inductee novice; beginner
Manipulatable influencable; controllable
Parched dried up
Profane unholy
Serene calm; peaceful
Upshot outcome
Anthropocentrism putting man at the center of one's philosophy
Chimerical chageable; unstable
Diligent hard-working
Feasible possible and practicable
Indulgent pampering; satisfying desires
Marred damaged; spoiled
Pariah an outcast from society
Profanity swearing; cursing
Serrated jagged; saw-like
Urbane sophisticated; suave
Antiquated outdated; old fashioned
Choleric easily angered
Diorama model of a scene
Fecund fertile
Inebriation drunkeness; intoxication
Marshal to gather together
Parity equality
Profound having deep meaning
Servile overly submissive; groveling
Usurp take someone's position(usually by force)
Apathetic indifferent; uninterested; lethargic
Chronicler person who records historical information
Dirge mournful song
Felicitous apt
Ineffable cannot be expressed in words
Marsupial pouched mammal(like a kangaroo)
Parochial narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters
Profundity depth
Skeptical doubting; not gullible
Utilitarian useful
Apathy lack of interest or emotion
Circuitious indirect
Disapprobation disapproval
Fervor passion; enthusiasm
Inept incompetent; unskilled; ;useless
Martinet person who believes in strict discipline
Parody a mockery; imitation for ridicule; spoof
Proletarian member of the working class
Skirmish minor battle
Utopian a believer in an ideal world
Apocryphal a doubtful origin
Circumlocution using too many words; long-windedness
Discern to distinguish one thing from another
Fickle unpredictable; whimsical; easily swayed
Inertia inactivity; lethargy
Masochist person who intentionally inflicts pain on himself
Parry ward off; avoid
Prolific producing a lot
Sluggard slow-moving; lethargic person
Vacillate waver; hesitate
Appease pacify; soothe; calm down; make peace with
Circumscribe limit
Discord disagreement
Finesse skill
Inevitable cannot be avoided
Matriarchy society governed by women
Parsimonious economical; frugal; thrifty
Proponents promoters; supporters
Smelt refine on ore
Vacuous empty; silly; meaningless
Apprehensive worried; fearful
Circumspect cautious; considering all sides
Discordancy cacophony; harshness; jarring
Fitful not continuous; stopping and starting
Inexorable relentless
Maverick a loner
Parsimony stinginess; frugality; cost-cutting
Prosaic dull; boring; ordinary
Smorgasbord a Swedish buffet of cold dishes
Vagrant person wandering without a home
Arable can be cultivated
Circumvent avoid
Discrepancy someting which does not match up; inconsistsency
Flagrant clearly wrong
Inexpedient not advisable
Meager in short supply
Partisan biased; one-sided; committed to one group
Proscribe forbid
Solace comfort for grief
Vapid dull; uninspiring
Arbitrary random; for no definite reason
Clairvoyant psychic; mystic
Discriminate to make a clear distinction; see the difference
Flamboyant showy; ornate
Infallible perfect; flawless; cannot make mistakes
Meander wander form side to side
Pathos evoking sadness or pity
Prosody study of versification
Solicit to ask for; seek
Variegated mulitcolored; speckled
Arcane obscure; known only to a few people
Clamor shout; scream
Discursiveness long windedness; indirectness
Flaunt show off; display in a showy manner
Infamous famous for something bad
Mellow soft; melodious; ripe
Patron one who give support(usually financial)
Prostration 1. lying face down; 2. be overcome with extreme weakness
Somnambulist sleepwalker
Vehemence violence; fervor; forcefulness
Archaic ancient; outdated; old fashioned
Clandestine secret; covert; stealthy
Disdain contempt; strong dislike
Flippant making jokes about serious matter
Infer deduce; conclude
Menagerie collection of animals
Patronize condescend to; behave in an arrogant manner towards
Protagonist main character in film, book, play etc.
Soothsayer fortuneteller
Vehement forceful
Archetype classic example of
Clemency mercy
Disinterested unbiased
Flout defy; reject
Ingenue naive, unsophisticated person
Mendacious given to lying
Paucity shortage
Protean changeable
Sophomoric juvenile; immature
Venal corrupt; can be brided
Archives collections of old records; place of storage of old documents
Cliche overused expression; something unoriginal
Disparage criticize; belittle
Flustered worked-up; not calm
Ingrate ungrateful person
Mercenary concerned only with money
Peccadillo minor weakness; trivial offence
Protege person under protection of, or guided by another
Soporific inducing sleep
Veneer surface coating
Articulate clear; lucid; eloquent
Clientele customers
Disparity an inequality
Fly-by-night unreliable; disreputable
Inimical hostile
Mercurial volatile; changeable
Pedant person who insists on strict adherence to rules or narrow learning
Protocol procedure; code of behavior
Sparse spare; bare; meager
Venerate revere; worship
Artifice deception; trickery
Coalesce come together; merge
Dispassionate neutral; objective
Forensic concerned with argument or debate(esp. for legal evidence)
Innate inherited; inborn
Merge come together
Pedestrian common; mundane; banal
Provincial unsophisticated; narrow-minded
Specious false
Venial minor; unimportant
Artisan craftsman
Coddle pamper; fuss over; indulge
Disseminating circulating; broadcasting; spreading(information)
Fortitude bravery
Innocuous harmless; inoffensive
Metaphorically symbolically; figuratively
Peerless without equal
Prudent cautious; wise
Speckled spotted; freckled; dotted
Veracity truthfulness
Ascetic without luxuries; severely simple
Coercion force
Diurnal active in daytime
Fortuitous happening by chance
Innovate create; introduce something new
Meticulous very careful; painstaking
Pejorative derogatory
Puerile childish
Sporadic not continuous; intermittent
Verbose talkative; long-winded; rambling
Assiduous thorough; dililgent
Cogent lucid; well argued
Divert 1. entertain; 2. distract; 3. cause a detour
Fractious irritable; difficult to control
Insrutable mysterious; impenetrable
Mettle courage; bravery; valor
Pellucid transparently clear
Punctilious paying attention to small details
Spurious false
Verbosity using too many words
Assuage to calm
Cogitate think over something; ponder
Docile gentle and easily lead
Fraudulent fake; false
Insentient unfeeling
Milieu environment
Pensive in a thoughtful mood; thinking deeply
Purloin steal
Stagnant still; not moving
Vertigo dizziness
Astute perceptive; sharp-witted
Collage picture made from fragments of other pictures
Dogmatic having stubbornly held opinions
Frivolous not serious
Insipid dull; bland; boring
Mire swamp; muddy ground
Penury poverty
Pusillanimous cowardly
Staid dull; sober; serious
Vestigial not developed
Asylum place of refuge or safety
Collate arrange in order
Dolt stupid person
Frugal economical; not wasting anything
Instigate to start; provoke
Misanthrope hater of the rest of mankind
Perceptive observant
Pyromania compulsino to start fires
Stanza section of a poem
Vignette small sketch
Atheist person who does not believe in God
Colloquial local and informal(used of language)
Dotard foolish old man
Furrow groove
Instigator troublemaker; person who entices other to do something
Misnomer wrong name
Percipient perceptive; insightful
Quaff drink down quickly
Staunch loyal; faithful; dependable
Vilification blackening someone's name
Atrophy waste away from lack of use
Collusion plotting and planning
Drawl speak slowly with words running together
Attenuate weaken
Commandeer take possession of
Drivel nonsense
Futile useless; hopeless
Interminable never-ending
Misrepresentation deliberately deceiving
Peremptory in a commanding manner
Quaint picturesque
Stevedore dockworker
Virtuoso an accomplished musician
Augment increase; make bigger
Complacent self-satisfied; smug
Droll dryly amusing
Galleon ancient type of sailing ship
Intermittent sporadic; irregular
Mitigate lessen; make less severe
Perfidy treachery
Quandary dilemma; puzzle
Stifle suppress
Virulent dangerous; harmful
Auspicious favorable; promising to turn out well
Compliant easy to control; submissive
Drone 1. monotonous noise (n); 2. to speak with no emotion (v); 3.male bee
Gambol frolic; leap; bound
Intransigence stubbornness
Modicum small amount
Perfunctory superficial; cursory
Quarantine isolation to prevent the spread of disease
Stoic known for fortitude; indifferent to pleasure or pain
Vital essential; alive; important
Austere severely plain
Concatenate link together
Dubious doubtful
Garble distort; confuse; muddle
Intransigent stubborn; unyielding
Momentous very important
Peripatetic nomadic; moving from place to place
Quarry 1. something that is hunted; 2. mine for stone
Stoke add fuel to; strengthen
Vitriolic corrosive; strongly attacking
Aversion a dislike of
Concatenation linking into chains
Dupe to fool someone
Garish gaudy
Intrepid brave
Monotonous dull; unvarying
Peripheral on the edge; not important
Querulous always complaining
Stolid impassive; dull; indifferent
Vivacity liveliness; animation
Balk hinder and prevent; hesitate over
Conciliate to bring together; end a dispute
Dynamic lively; vibrant; energetic
Garner gather; collect
Inveterate habitual
Moratorium temporary prohibition or halt to activity
Perjury telling lies under oath
Quirk oddity
Stratagem plot; plan; trick
Vivify enliven
Banal common; dull
Concise stated in few words
Ebullient very lively; cheerful; jovial; happy
Garrulous talkative
Invidious arousing envy
Moribund on the point of death
Pernicious destructive; harmful
Ramble wander aimlessly
Strident loud and harsh
Vociferous noisy; loud in speech
Banality ordinariness; dullness
Condescend talk down to
Eccentric unusual; quirky; odd
Gaunt emaciated; bony and angular
Inviolable cannot be invaded
Morose gloomy; bad tempered
Persnickety fastidious; fussy
Ramifications branches; subdivisions of a complex system; outcomes
Stringent strict or severe
Volatile dangerously unstable; evaporates easily
Furtive hidden and secret
Insurgent a rebel
Misogynist hater of women
Perdition damnation
Quagmire marsh; bog
Stereotype fixed image
Vindicate prove right; remove blame
Bellicose war-like; aggressive
Bane troublesome influence
Condone tacitly support; overlook
Eclectic taking things from different sources
Genre a category; type
Irascible easily angered
Mundane ordinary; worldly
Perpetuated caused to continue
Rancor resentment; animosity; bad feeling
Strut swagger; show off
Voluble talkative
Bard poet
Condoning overlooking; disregarding; ignoring
Edifice building; structure; construction
Germane relevant
Ire anger [irate (a) = very angry]
Munificent generous; charitable
Perpetuity eternity
Rant use bombastic language
Stupefying astonishing; shocking; stunning into silence
Voluminous very large; spacious
Bastion fortress; stronghold
Conflagration big fire
Efface wipe out; remove all trace of
Germinal just growing; not developed; immature
Irksome annoying; infuriating
Mutinous very rebellious
Personable attractive
Ratify approve; consent
Subpoena summons to court
Voracious ravenous
Befuddle confuse
Confound confuse
Effigy a model of a person
Gibbering making meaningless noises
Ironic satiric; unexpected
Myriad in large numbers
Perspicacious insightful; sharp; wise
Raucous rough and unpleasant (of sounds)
Substantiate give supporting evidence
Waive surrender; give up
Begrudge resent
Congeal to solidify
Effusive gushing; demonstrative
Glacial hostile; unfriendly; cold; icy
Irrational unreasonable; absurd
Navigable suitable for sailing
Perspicacity insight
Raze destroy; demolish; tear down
Subterfuge a trick
Wane grow less
Beguile mislead; lure
Congenital present from birth
Egalitarianism belief in equality
Goad prod; urge
Irreproachable cannot be criticized; perfect
Nebulous vague
Pertinent relevant
Rebuttal denial
Subtle not obvious
Wary hesitant; cautious
Belabor explain in unnecessary detail
Connoisseur person with refined taste and good judgment
Egregious outstandingly, obviously bad
Grate (v) 1. to annoy; aggravate; vex; 2. shred
Irrevocable cannot be cancelled; unchangeable
Nefarious wicked; immoral; disreputable
Peruse read carefully
Recant disclaim; retract statement
Subversive rebellious; revolutionary
Wax to increase; to grow
Beleaguer besiege; attack
Consecrate dedicate
Egress exit
Gratis free of charge; without payment
Itinerant nomadic; wandering from place to place
Negate cancel; deny
Pervasive spreading everywhere
Recapitulate summarize
Succinct concise
Waylay accost; stop; approach; hinder
Belie contradict
Consensus general agreement
Eloquent fluent and persuasive in speech
Gratuitous unwarranted
Jaded tired; bored; worn out
Negligence carelessness
Petrify 1. terrify; 2. turn to stone
Receptacle container; vessel; holder
Suffragist someone who campaigns for voting rights
Weighty serious
Belittle to demean
Conspicuous easily seen; prominent
Elucidate make clear
Gravity seriousness
Jargon specialized language used by experts
Neologism newly coined word
Petulant sulky; peevish
Recluse someone who cuts himself off from life
Supercilious proud and haughty
Whelp young dog
Consummate complete; total;supremely good
Elusive hard to pin down
Gregarious extroverted; sociable; outgoing
Jaundiced cynical; pessimistic
Nettle annoy
Phenomenon an event or happening (plural: phenomena)
Recuperate get better after illness
Superlative extremely good; the best
Whet sharpen
Belligerent aggressive; ready to fight
Contemporary living or happening at the same time
Emaciated very thin; withered
Gritty coarse; granular
Jaunt short pleasure trip
Niggardly miserly; stingy
Philanthropy charity; love of mankind
Red tape formalities; paperwork; official procedure
Surly grumpy; rude
Whimsical capricious; changeable
Bemoan complain about
Contrite sorry
Emancipate set free
Guffaw sudden loud laughter
Jeopardize put at risk; endanger
Nomadic wandering from place to place
Philistine uncultured person
Redolent smelling of; giving off odors
Surreptitious secret; sneaky; stealthy
Willful stubborn
Benevolent kindly
Contrition sorrow and repentance
Embezzle defraud; steal
Guile cunning; craftiness
Jingoistic extremely patriotic; nationalistic
Nonchalance an appearance of indifference; calm and composed
Phlegmatic calm; imperturbable
Redress put right something that was wrong
Surreptitiously secretly; furtively; stealthily
Wily cunning
Benign kindly; harmless
Contumacious stubborn
Embroil involve in hostility or argument
Guileless frank; straightforward; honest
Jocular in a joking manner
Nondescript having no special features; dull and ordinary
Pillage plunder
Redundant unnecessary; superfluous
Susceptible vulnerable
Wispy flimsy; frail; delicate
Benignity compassion; gentleness; fondness
Contusion a bruise
Emerge come out; appear
Gullibility unwariness; trustfulness; being easily fooled
Jollity gaiety; happiness
Nonentity a person of no importance; not famous
Pinnacle topmost point
Referendum public vote
Suspect doubtful
Wistful melancholy; pensive; expressing a longing for
Bequeath leave something in one's will to be given after one's death
Conundrum a puzzle
Emulate to imitate something admired
Gullible easily fooled
Jubilant ecstatic; delighted; rejoicing
Nostalgia longing for the past
Pious very religious
Refute disprove
Sybarite lover of luxury
Zany crazy; wacky
Berate scold; criticize
Conventional usual; customary; common
Endorse give support or approval to
Gustatory concerned with the sense of taste
Judicious correct in judgment; wise
Notoriety infamy; known for wrong doing
Pivotal of central importance
Regale entertain
Sycophant bootlicker; flatterer
Zeal enthusiasm
Beret type of cap
Corpulent fat
Endurance staying power; patience; stamina
Hackneyed common and over-used
Jurisprudence science or study of law
Novel new; unusual
Placate pacify; soothe; calm
Relegate dismiss to a lower position
Taciturn quiet; saying little
Zealot fanatic
Bestial behaving like a beast; brutal
Corrugated highly folded
Enduring lasting
Hallowed worshipped; consecrated
Juxtapose place next to
Novice a beginner; tyro
Placebo harmless medicine with no effect; dummy medicine
Remorse regret; sorrow; contrition
Tactile concerned with the sense of touch
Zenith summit
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