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abeyance

suspension

abnegation

surrender

abrogate

revoke

accentuate

accents

acquiesce

consent

acquisitive

greedy

adulation

admiration

affinity

kinship

aggrandize

exalt

allegory

fable

allusion

reference

altercation

[n] quarrel

altruistic

benevolent (charitable)

ameliorate

improve

anachronism

misdate (something belonging in history)

anathema

curse

animosity

enmity (strong dislike)

anomaly

paradox (not normal)

antithesis

opposition

aphorism

adage (saying)

approbation

praise

aquiline

beaked (bird-like)

arable

tillable (farmable)

archipelago

group of islands

arduous

difficult

argosy

large merchant ship

ascetic

severe

atrophy

degeneration (waste away)

auspicious

favorable

automation

mechanization

avow

declare

banal

ordinary

bane

woe (distress)

beleaguer

harassed

bellicose

quarrelsome

blazon

display

bode

foretell

bravado

boasting

broach

introduced (raise for discussion)

bullion

uncoined silver

bumptious

self-assertive

bureaucracy

administration

cadaverous

gaunt

calumny

slander

castigate

punish

caustic

biting (sarcasm)

celerity

swiftness

chauvinistic

partial (displaying aggressive patriotism...)

choleric

angry

circumscribe

limited

circumvent

frustrated (prevented)

clandestine

secret

climactic

peak

coalesce

fused (combined)

coalition

union

cogitation

thought (meditation)

collateral

security deposit

colloquy

dialogue

collusion

secret agreement

commensurate

equal (corresponding in size or degree)

commiseration

sympathizing

complement

[n] a thing that completes or brings to perfection [v] add to something in a way that improves it

comprehensive

[adj] complete

conclave

[n] a private meeting

concomitant

associated with

condiment

[n] a substances such as salt or ketchup that is used to add flavor to food

confederation

[n] an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance

configuration

arrangement

congenital

disease

congruent

[adj] in agreement or harmony

connotation

[n] an idea or feeling that a word invokes person in addition to its literal meaning

consensus

[n] general agreement

consonant

[n] a basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed

consternation

anxiety

constituent

[adj] being a part of a whole

consummate

[v] complete; make perfect

contemptuous

scornful

contrition

remorseful

convivial

friendly, lively and enjoyable

convoke

summon

corollary

result

correlate

relate (correspond)

corroborate

support

credence

assurance (belief or acceptance into something as true)

credulous

gullible

crystallize

harden (to form)

culpable

blameworthy (guilty)

cumbersome

burdensome (large or heavy)

debacle

fiasco

debility

weakness

defray

pay

degenerate

degraded from the normal moral standard

desecrate

profane (disrespect)

depreciate

lower in value

denote

signify

delineate

portray (represent)

desist

cease (end)

dereliction

abandonment

deprecate

disapprove

demeanor

outward manner

deterrent

hindrance

devastation

destruction

didactic

intended to teach

digress

deviated

disconsolate

sorrowful

despicable

contemptible

detrimental

harmful

dictum

pronouncement (announcement from authoritative source)

diffident

modest (shy)

dilettante

amateur

disparage

degraded

dissemble

disguised

dissolute

lacking in restraint

distraught

agitated

duress

restrictions

duplicity

contradiction

distend

expand

dissimulation

false appearance

disparate

incongruous (disagreeable)

discrepancy

difference

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