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Abridge

V. to cut short

Adamant

Adj. unwilling to give in; inflexible

Adroit

Adj. skillful

Alluring

Adj. tempting

Ambivalent

Adj. unable to decide

Amend

V. to improve, alter or correct

Arduous

Adj. difficult; demanding

Avert

V. 1. to turn away or avoid 2. to prevent

Belligerent

Adj. hostile, war-like

Benign

Adj. kind, gentle; not harmful

Concur

V. 1. to agree with 2. to occur simultaneously

Corrupt

Adj. 1. immoral; dishonest V. to contaminate or destroy

Detest

V. to hate

Dubious

Adj. doubtful

Extol

V. to praise or admire

Hinder

V. to make difficult

Imply

V. to hint or suggest indirectly

Impudent

Adj. disrespectful

Indifferent

Adj. 1. Not caring one way or another 2. Not good or bad; moderate

Intrepid

Adj. brave and fearless

Irate

Adj. extremely angry

Jaunty

Adj. self-confident and lively; showy

Jovial

Adj. jolly and cheerful

Lenient

Adj. not strict; merciful

Lethargic

Adj. lazy; tired

Lucid

Adj. 1. easily understood 2. sane

Melancholy

Adj. sad and depressed

Miserly

Adj. very cheap; penny-pinching

Naive

Adj. easily fooled; overly trusting

Obtuse

Adj. slow to understand; unintelligent

Pragmatic

Adj. practical

Procrastinate

V. to put off; delay

Prominent

Adj. 1. noticeable 2. well-known

Rectify

V. to set right; to correct

Refute

V. to prove false or deny the truth

Renounce

V. to give something up; to reject

Scrutinize

V. to look at with great care; examine

Sever

Adj. to cut or split apart

Shun

Adj. to avoid

Sterile

Adj. 1. unproductive or infertile 2. germ-free

Subtle

Adj. very difficult to detect; hidden

Succumb

V. to give in

Taint

V. to spoil or ruin

Tedious

Adj. boring

Tepid

Adj. 1. without enthusiasm 2. lukewarm

Trite

Adj. overused

Unbiased

Adj. not having a preference or prejudice; impartial

Verbose

Adj. long-winded; talkative

Virtuous

Adj. possessing moral excellence; ethical

Wane

V. to get smaller; to decrease

Jeer

V. to make fun of

Jest

V. to joke

Parody

a humorous imitation

Recreation

something done for fun, a hobby or game

Skit

a short comic scene

Adjunct

an accessory, something added on

Coalesce

to come together

Congeal

to thicken, or change from liquid to solid

Consensus

an agreement

Contiguous

lying side by side

Fission

a splitting apart

Fusion

a joining together

Integrate

to bring together and make whole

Juxtapose

to place side by side

Pact

a formal agreement between two countries; a bargain

Rendezvous

a meeting, usually secret

Abdicate

to give up power

Accord

to be in agreement

Allege

to declare that something is true without proof

Assess

to evaluate or determine the worth of

Condone

to forgive or disregard an offense; to not agree with

Conventional

traditional, ordinary

Counsel

to advise

Debunk

to prove false

Decree

an order or command

Inquiry

a request for information

Ratify

to approve; usually a law

Sustain

to support

Ambiguous

unclear

Amorphous

without shape

Itinerant

nomadic; constantly moving

Kinetic

moving

Obscure

hidden or dark, hard to see; to hide

Remote

far away, distance

Writhe

to twist

Egress

exit

Epoch

a period of time

Intangible

not able to be touched or sensed

Polymorphous

having many shapes

Prolific

fertile, very productive

Scull

a small rowboat or an oar for a rowboat

Sporadic

having no pattern or order

Surrogate

a substitute

Variegated

having many parts or colors

Akin

related to or alike

Amiable

friendly; good-natured

Congenial

agreeable

Equivalent

equal

Extol

to praise

Placate

to quiet down, appease

Altruistic

doing good for others

Aspirant

someone reaching for something

Astute

sharp, shrewd

Benevolence

goodness

Animosity

hostility

Debilitating

weakening, harmful

Deficient

lacking an essential part

Insolent

disrespectful, rude

Irate

enraged

Notorious

known widely and unfavorable

Profane

to abuse or put to ill use

Recalcitrant

disobedient, stubborn

Warlock

a male witch

Aloof

keeping a distance

Banal

unoriginal and boring

Belligerent

hostile, warlike

Browbeat

to intimidate

Choleric

irritable

Garrulous

overly talkative

Incompetent

not able to do something properly

Insipid

lacking interest, dull, boring

Ostentatious

showy, pretentious

Pedantic

overly scholarly, boring

Pugnacious

hostile

Ravenous

extremely hungry

Sanctimonious

acting morally superior, holier-than-thou

Abyss

a deep narrow pit

Barrage

a flood

Brige

the prison of a ship

Hovel

a shack

Indictment

the situation of having been charged with a crime

Quiver

a portable container for arrows

Plight

a bad situation, a predicament

Rue

to regret

Adverse

unfavorable, opposed, going against

Aggravate

to make worse

Assailable

vulnerable

Corpulent

excessively overweight

Founder

to sink, someone who starts something

Impasse

a deadlock, a point at which one can go no further

Incumbent

someone who is currently holding a political position

Insinuation

a sneaky suggestion of something bad

Mar

to spoil, to mark

Null

zero value

Repudiate

to put down, to renounce

Ruse

a clever trick

Sedate

to calm, especially by use of a drug

Slander

a false and mean-spirited statement meant to injure someone

Superfluous

more than what is required or needed

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