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Vocabulary

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articulate
to pronounce clearly
cavort
frolic
credence
acceptance of something as true
decry
to denounce
dissemble
to disguise or conceal
distraught
deeply upset, agitated
eulogy
high praise, tribute
evince
to display clearly
exhume
dig up, uncover
feckless
ineffective, lacking in efficiency
murky
dark, unclear
nefarious
wicked, devoid of morals
piquant
spicy
primordial
original, fundamental
propinquity
proximity, similarity
unwonted
unaccustomed, unusual
utopian
idealistic
verbiage
excessive wordiness
verdant
green
viscous
thick, sticky
atrophy
to waste away, degenerate
bastion
stronghold, safeplace
concord
agreement or harmony
consummate
to complete
disarray
state of disorder
exigency
urgent need or demand
flotsam
floating debris, poor people
frenetic
frantic
glean
collect
grouse
complaint, to complain
incarcerate
imprison
incumbent
Necessary for or resting on (someone) as a duty or responsibility
jocular
humorous
ludicrous
ridiculous
mordant
biting, harsh quality
nettle
to irritate or annoy
pecuniary
financial
pusillanimous
cowardly, timid
recumbent
lying down
stratagem
plan or scheme
acquisitive
concerned with acquiring money or material things
arrogate
to claim without right
banal
commonplace
belabor
overwork
carping
tending to find fault
coherent
fitting together well, logical and consistent
congeal
to change from liquid to solid
emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium
a formal expression of praise
eschew
to avoid, shun
germane
relevant
insatiable
unquenchable
intransigent
uncompromising
invidious
offensive, hateful
largesse
generosity in giving
reconnaissance
a preliminary survey or search
substantiate
to establish by evidence
taciturn
reserved in speech
temporize
to stall
tenable
able to be defended
accost
to approach aggressively
animadversion
criticism or censure
avid
intensely eager
brackish
too salty to drink
celerity
swiftness and rapidity of motion
devious
straying from a straight course; acting in a shifty way
gambit
an opening move that involves risk in order to gain a later advantage
halcyon
peaceful, calm
histrionic
melodramatic, artificial
incendiary
inflammatory; provocative
maelstrom
whirlpool; agitated state of mind
myopic
nearsighted
overt
open, clear
pejorative
tending to make worse
propriety
the state of being proper
sacrilege
violation or misuse of something held sacred
summarily
promptly, concisely
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly
talisman
a good luck charm
undulate
to move in a wavelike motion
acuity
sharpness of perception
delineate
depict
depraved
corrupt
enervate
lacking in energy or vitality
esoteric
private, secret
fecund
fertile
fiat
arbitrary order, a decree
figment
fabrication of the mind
garner
accumulate
hallow
honor as holy
idiosyncrasy
A distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic
ignominy
shame or disgrace
mundane
dull, ordinary
nuance
shade of difference
overweening
Showing excessive confidence or pride
penchant
a strong inclination
reputed
reputable, supposed
sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous
lavish
ubiquitous
seemingly everywhere
abject
miserable, hopeless
agnostic
doubter
complicity
involvement in wrongdoing
derelict
abandoned, neglected
diatribe
verbal attack, tirade
effigy
a crude image of a despised person
equity
justice, fairness
inane
silly, vapid
indictment
charge, accusation
indubitable
indisputable
intermittent
sporadic
moot
debatable, questionable
motif
theme
neophyte
novice
perspicacity
keenness
plenary
unlimited, absolute
surveillance
observation
sylvan
forested
testy
irritable
travesty
a failed imitation; a parody
allay
diminish or put to rest
bestial
of or like an animal; savage
convivial
festive
coterie
clique, circle
counterpart
a set
demur
to object
effrontery
insolent or impertinent behavior
embellish
to decorate
ephemeral
short-lived
felicitous
appropriate, fortunate
furtive
attempting to avoid notice or attention
garish
flashy
illusory
misleading
indigent
needy, poor
inordinate
excessive
jettison
discard, dump
misanthrope
people-hater
pertinacious
stubborn
picayune
petty, worthless
raiment
clothing, garments
allege
to claim or assert without proof
arrant
complete, utter
badinage
playful conversation
conciliate
mediate
countermand
recall, revoke
echelon
level, rank
exacerbate
to make worse
fatuous
inane, vapid
irrefutable
undeniable
juggernaut
a huge, powerful force or object
lackadaisical
listless, apathetic
litany
a repetitive chant
macabre
grotesque, gruesome
paucity
lack, scarcity
portend
bode, foreshadow
raze
to tear down, demolish
recant
retract
saturate
drench
saturnine
slow, gloomy
slough
cast off, shed
acclamation
verbal approval
bucolic
rustic, rural
calumniate
slander, defame
chary
hesitant
collusion
conspiracy
dilettante
amateur
imperturbable
unable to be upset or excited
increment
increase, gain, growth
mandate
an official order
paltry
small, trivial
paroxysm
a sudden outburst or violent expression
pedantry
showy display of knowledge
peregrination
journey
redolent
fragrant
refulgent
radiant
shibboleth
catchphrase, slogan
tyro
novice
unremitting
relentless
vacillate
fluctuate, undulate
vituperative
bitter, abusive
askance
distrustfully, suspiciously
attenuate
dilute
benign
gentle, benevolent
cavil
to nitpick
charlatan
a fraud
decimate
to destroy a large percentage of
foible
shortcoming
forgo
to do without
fraught
full of
inure
to habituate, ensure
luminous
bright or shining
obsequious
excessively submissive
obtuse
blunt, stupid
oscillate
to swing back and forth with a steady rythm
penitent
seeking forgiveness
peremptory
dictatorial
rebuff
to repel
reconnoiter
to scout
shambles
a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion
sporadic
random, intermittent
abrogate
cancel
ambient
completely surrounding
asperity
roughness
burnish
polish
cabal
small, secret group
deprecate
to frown upon
detritus
debris
ebullient
bubbling with excitement
eclectic
drawn from various sources
flaccid
limp, soft
impecunious
impoverished
inexorable
inescapable
moribund
dying
necromancer
sorcerer
onerous
burdensome
rife
widespread
rudiments
basics
sequester
isolate
winnow
sift
aesthetic
artistic
defunct
extinct
discomfit
to frustrate
espouse
to embrace
fetish
obsession
gregarious
outgoing
hapless
unlucky
impeccable
flawless
importune
to beg
interpolate
insert between other things
irreparable
un-fixable
laconic
concise
languish
to become weak
mendacious
untruthful
nadir
the lowest point
omnipresent
ubiquitous
perfunctory
done half-heartedly
plaintive
sad
requite
reciprocate
tantamount
equivalent
delectable
delicious
abstruse
hard to understand
affront
to insult
canard
a rumor
captious
carping, nit-picking
cognizant
aware, informed
contrite
remorseful
cynosure
the focus
decorous
well-behaved, proper
deign
to stoop
desiccated
dehydrated, lacking interest/passion/energy
efficacy
effectiveness
engender
to generate
ethereal
light, heavenly
facade
front, mask
ghoulish
morbid
incongruous
incompatible
machination
plot, scheme
mesmerize
to hypnotize
opprobrium
dishonor
putative
reputed, supposed
beatific
blissful, ecstatic
behemoth
a creature of enormous size
blandishment
enticement
cacophonous
harsh-sounding
chicanery
trickery
consign
transfer, entrust
coup
a sudden takeover, master stroke
euphemism
a substitute
febrile
feverish
gainsay
deny, dispute
imminent
impending
innate
natural
loath
reluctant
manifest
clear, to show plainly
minutiae
trivial details
moratorium
postponement, stoppage
nostrum
in ineffective remedy
pariah
outcast
visionary
idealistic, a dreamer
wizened
shriveled
amenity
attractive feature
aperture
opening
dissidence
disagreement
epicurean
devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
improvident
not thrifty
iniquity
sin
inviolable
sacred
mutable
changeable
nascent
just coming into being
obeisance
honor
panegyric
tribute
to pillory
to ridicule
pittance
tiny allowance
to presage
to predict
progeny
descendants
promulgate
to make known far and wide
rectitude
uprightness
restive
restless
seraphic
angelic
to subsist
to barely survive