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Indictment
the situation of having been charged with a crime
Barrage
a flood
Lament
to express grief for, mourn
fawn
a baby deer
Mason
one who works with stone
Benign
harmless
Plight
a bad situation, a predicament
Counsel
to advise
Jest
to joke
Recalcitrant
disobedient, stubborn
Itinerant
nomadic, constantly moving
Writhe
to twist
Extol
to praise
courteous
polite
Ambiguous
unclear
Congenial
agreeable
Animosity
hostility
shroud
a covering laid on a corpse,
Debilitating
weakening, harmful
Placate
to appease
Debunk
to prove false
Jubilant
overly joyful
Dubious
doubtful
Brash
bold
Analytical
intending to understand the nature of something
Vigor
strength, energy
Vend
to sell
Tenacious
holding firmly, especially to a belief, stubborn
Procure
to obtain
Adept
very skilled
Profane
to abuse or put to ill use
Hovel
a shack
Brig
the prison of a ship
Warlock
a male witch
Robust
healthy
Eradicate
to erase or get rid of
Objective
not influenced by personal opinion, just the facts
Akin
related to or alike
Kinetic
moving
Amorphous
without shape
Decree
an order or a command
Allege
to declare that something is true w/o proof
Sustain
to keep alive or going
Abdicate
to give up power
Belligerent
violent or warlike
ambivalent
indecisive
Somber
serious, dark, or gloomy
Temperament
your usual mood or behavior
Pedestrian
ordinary, dull
Sage
wise
Flag
to decrease or diminish
Abominable
horrible or unpleasant
Delusion
a false opinion or idea
Exasperate
to make very angry or impatient
Gaunt
very thin and bony
Impediment
an obstacle, something in the way
Laden
weighed down with a heavy load, burdened
Revile
to criticize with abusive language
Hackneyed
over used and old-fashioned
Hoary
very old, or gray from old age
Posterity
all of a person's descendents
Premise
an essential fact that others are based on
Absolved
freed from guilt or blame
Concede
to give in or surrender
Contrition
deep regret for doing something wrong
Implore
to beg or ask earnestly
Indignant
feeling angry or insulted from an injustice or wrongdoing
Obdurate
stubborn
Obstinate
stubborn
Penitent
adj. feeling or expressing remorse for a wrongdoing; noun. one who repents for their sins
Revere
to deeply respect or admire
alleviate
provide physical relief, as from pain
allure
powerful attraction or fascination
aloof
distant in relations with other people
altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
amateur
someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
amend
correct; change ; generally for the better
amorous
inclined toward or displaying love
adversary
opponent; enemy
aeronautic
Relating to aircraft
affable
easy-going; friendly
affectation
attempt to appear to be what one is not for the purpose of impressing others
aghast
filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
agility
nimbleness; ability to move quickly
agitate
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
aimless
without purpose or direction
Rabble
a disorderly crowd of people
Rabid
Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
Rancor
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Random
lacking order, free from order or bias
Ransack
to search throughly and messily
Ratify
to approve formally
ravenous
wildly eager to eat, hungry for anything
raze
to destroy utterly
recluse
someone who lives far away from other people
recur
to return; to occur again
reek
givivg off a strong, offensive odor; strong smell
refrain
to stop or avoid doing something, quit
regal
royal, splendid
reign
rule over, govern, domiate
reimburse
to repay someone for their expenses
reinforce
strengthen, add to
reminiscence
memory or act of recalling the past
renowned
well-known, famous, celebrated
repartee
a witty conversation, retort
repudiate
to reject what one was once associated with.
repugnant
something gross, repulsive, or revolting
residue
something that remains after a part is taken
reveal
show, divulge, expose
revel
celebrate noisily, have a party
rout
conquer, defeat, and chase off
trite
repeated too often
refute
prove to be false or incorrect
explicit
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
correspondence
compatibility of observations
egress
the act of coming (or going) out
preempt
To appropriate, seize, or take for oneself before others.
per capita
per person
passionate
having or expressing strong emotions
caliber
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
anthr/andr
mankind, man
anti
against, opposite
apt/ept
skill, ability, fit
bell
war
bene
good
bi
two
carn
flesh
chron
time
circ/circum
around
cis
to cut
cli
to lean
clu/clo/cla
to close, shut
co/com/con
with, together
cred
believe
culp
blame
cur/cour
to run (a course)
de
away from, the opposite of
dem
people
derm
skin
di
apart, through, away
dic
to say, to tell
dign/dain
worth
dis
apart, away from, not
dys
faulty, bad
epi
upon
equi/equ
equal
esce
to become
eu
good, pleasant
ex/ej
out, put out
extr
outside, beyond
fac
to make, to do (1)
fig/fic
to make, to do (2)
fid
faith, trust
gen
birth, creation, kind
gyn
woman
her/hes
to stick
hetero
different, other
homo
same
hyper
over
hypo
under
in/il/im/ir
not
in/en/im/em
into
inter
between, among
intra
within, inside
loc/loq/log
to speak
luc/lum
light
magna
great, big
mal
bad
man
hand
mis
wrong, bad
mit/mis
to send
morph
shape, form
mut
change
nat/nas/nai
to be born
neo/nov
new
nom/nym
name
ob
against, in front of, toward
omni
all, every
pan
all, everywhere
par
equal
path
feeling
phil
love of
phobe
fear of
phon
sound
plac
to please
pon/pos
place, put
port
to carry
post
after
pot
power, ability
pre
before
pro
forward, supporting
pun/pen
to pay, compensate, punish
re
again, back
sci
knowledge, to know
scrib/script
to write
sed/sid
to sit, be still
sequ/secu
to follow
spec
to look, appear
sub
under, less than
super
over, greater than
tact
touch
techn
tools, art, skill
ten
to hold
tens/ten
to stretch
terr
earth
tract
to drag, pull, draw
trans
across
un/non
not
uni
one
us/ut
to use
ven/vent
to come
vers/vert
to turn
vi/viv
life
vid/vis
to see
voc
to call
vor
to eat
a
not
ab
away from
ad, ac, ag, at
to, against
an
without
ante
before
anti, ant
against
bene
well
bi
two
circum
around
com, con, col
together
contra
against
de
from, down
dis, di
apart, away
dom
home, rule
ex, e
out,, outside from
extra
beyond
in, im, ir, il, un
not
inter
between
intra, intro
within
mal
bad
mis
wrong
ob
against
omni
all
per
through
peri
around, about
poly
many
post
after
pre
before
pro
forward
re
again, back
se
apart, away
semi
half
sub
under
super
above
sur
on, upon
syn, sym
together, with
trans
across, beyond
un
not
repress
to keep under control, check, or supress
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing
omniscient
having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding
succinct
expressed in a few words; concise; terse
convoluted
twisted; coiled
lampoon
a sharp satire directed against an individual or institution
trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation
cacophony
harsh discordance of sound
insipid
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
aptitude
capability; ability; talent
dialogue
conversation between two or more persons
apathy
lack of interest or concern for things that others find moving or exciting
transgress
to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.
popular
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances
redundant
being in excess; exceeding what is usual or natural
superfluous
being more than is sufficient or required
satire
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly,etc.
dissonance
inharmonious or harsh sound
a
not
ab
away from
ad, ac, ag, at
to, against
an
without
ante
before
anti, ant
against
bene
well
bi
two
circum
around
com, con, col
together
contra
against
de
from, down
dis, di
apart, away
dom
home, rule
ex, e
out, from
extra
beyond, outside
in, im, ir, il, un
not
in, im
in, into
inter
between
intra, intro
within
mal
bad
mis
wrong
non
not
ob
against
omni
all
per
through
peri
around, about
poly
many
post
after
pre
before
pro
forward, for
re
again, back
se
apart, away
semi
half
sub
under
super
above
sur
on, upon
syn, sym
together, with
trans
across, beyond
un
not
able, ible
capable of
age
place, thing, idea
al
pertaining to
ance
relating to
ary
relating to
ate
an action of
cy
the quality of
ed
past action
ence
relating to
er, or
one who
ic
pertaining to
ing
present action
ion
the act or state
ious
full of
ive
having the quality of
ize
to make
ly
to do with the quality of
ment
the result of
ness
the quality of being
ty
condition of being
ag, ac
do
agri
farm
aqua
water
auto
self
biblio
book
bio
life
cad, cas
fall
cap, cep, cept
take
capit
head
ced, cede, ceed, cess
go
celer
speed
chrom
color
chron
time
cide, cis
cut
clude, clud, clus
close, close in
cog, cogn
knowledge of
cur, curs
run
ded
give
dent, dont
tooth
duce, duct
lead
fact, feet, fict
make, do
fer, late
carry
flect, flex
bend, turn
fring, fract
break
graph, gram
picture, writing
greg
group, gather
gress, grad
move
hydr
water
ject
throw
jud
right
junct
join
juris
law, justice
lect, leg
read, choose
logue
speech, speaking
logy
study of
loq, loc
speak
lude, lus
play, perform
manu
by hand
mand
order
mar
sea
med
middle
ment, mem
mind, memory
meter
measure
micro
small
min
lessen
mis, miss, mit
send
mot, mov
move
mute
change
naut
sailor, sail
nounce, nunci
declare, state
ped, pod
foot
pel, pulse
drive, push
pend, pense
hang, way
plac
please
plic
fold
port
carry
pose, pone
put, place
reg, rect
rule
rupt
break
scend, scent
move
scribe, script
write
sec, sect
cut
sed
remain
sert
state, place
serve
keep, save
sist
stand, set
spect
look
spire, spirat
breath, breathe
strict
tighten
tain
hold
term
end
tort
twist
tract
draw, drag
vene, vent
come
vict
overcome, conquer
volve, volu
roll, turn
implied
hinted
fiscal
financial
stringent
demanding
permeable
penetrable
scrupulous
conscientious
stalemate
deadlock
redundant
superfluous
suppland
replace
commensurate
proportionate
zenith
peak
succor
assistance
despatch
send out on an errand
portable
able to be carried
verbose
wordy
subversive
destructive
malleable
changeable
petty
small
intrepid
fearless
negotiate
bargain
sterile
germ-free
hasty
done quickly (often too quickly); rushed, sloppy
heed
careful attention, notice, observation
herbivorous
feeding on plants
heterogeneous
not uniform; made up of different parts that remain seperate
hexagon
polygon having six sides
hibernate
to spend the winter in a sleep-like, dormant state
hive
structure where bees live
horrid
something that causes horror, or is at least pretty bad
hovel
small, miserable shack
humid
moist or damp
ignite
(literally) to set on fire; (figuratively) to stir emotionally, (light a fire under someone)
illiteracy
inability to read and write
immaculate
spotless; free from error
imminent
about to happen, on the verge of occuring
immortal
never-dying
impasse
road having no exit or a dilemma with no solution
impervious
incapable of being penetrated; unable to be influenced
impious
lacking piety or respect for religion
imply
to suggest without stating directly
inadvertent
unintentional
incentive
motivation or drive to do a particular task or to go in a given direction
incredulous
not believing
indicate
to point out or make known with a good degree of certainty
inert
having no power to move or act; resisting motion or action
infectious
able to be passed from one person to another (such as an infection)
ingenious
possessing or displaying great creativity and resourcefulness
ingenuity
inventive skill or cleverness
inhabit
to reside or live in
innate
present at birth
innocent
pure, not guilty. Someone with the simplicity of a baby
insinuation
devious hint or sly suggestion made to cause suspicion or doubts
insomnia
inability to fall asleep
insurgent
(adj) rebel. (adj) rising in revolt, starting a revolution
irate
full of anger, wrathful, incensed
jeer
to mock in an abusive way; taunting remark
jubilant
feeling joy or happiness
judicious
having wise judgement
kinetic
relating to motion
lagoon
shallow body of water connected to a much larger one, as a lake or sea
lenient
merciful, not strict
lethargy
drowsiness, tiredness, inability to do anything much
limber
bending and moving easily
lunge
(n) sudden forward movement, plunge. (v) to thrust something
magnanimous
having a great or noble spirit, acting generously, patiently, or kindly
malfunction
to fail to function; an instance of falling to function
malleable
can be molded or shaped
mar
to damage something and make it imperfect
marvel
(n) amazing thing; something astonishing or marvelous. (v) to be surprised or full of wonder
meager
very small or insufficient
meek
humble and submissive
melancholy
very sad or depressing
meteorologist
scientist dealing with weather and weather conditions
mimic
imitate, copy not always in a complimentary way
minuscule
tiny, miniature
misbegotten
poorly conceived, poorly planned, based on false assumptions or false reasoning
mourn
feel sad for, regret
murky
dark, dim
nauseous
sickening, makes you feel sick, or turns your stomach
nebulous
hazy, not well-defined
nimble
quick and agile in movement or thought
nomad
someone who has no permanent home and wanders
notify
to tell, let know, give notice
obese
very fat
obnoxious
offensive and very disagreeable
obscure
(v) to hide or make difficult to find. (adj) hard to see; unknown, uncertain
observation
(1) examination. (2) remark, comment
obsolete
no longer in use; discarded or outmoded
obstinate
stubborn
obstruct
to get in the way of; to block' to hamper
obtuse
not acute; someone who is not smart; thick, dull
olfactory
relating to the sense of smell
ominous
threatening, menacing, having the character of an evil omen
opportune
appropriate to time or circumstances; timely, lucky
option
choice, selection, preference
orbit
to move around some object, as a planet; to circle
orchid
purple (as in the flower)
ostentatious
pretentious and flashy
palatable
good tasting
paradox
contradiction, something that doesn't fit: something that shouldn't be true because it seems to offend common sense, yet is true anyway.
passive
not active; someone who lets things happen rather than himself taking action
peddle
sell (although usually used in a somewhat bad way)
pedestrian
(adj) common, everyday, usual. (n) one who does not ride but walks
perjury
making deliberately false statements when under oath
persevere
to continue in some course of action despite setbacks and opposition
petrify
literally, to turn to stone; figuratively, to paralyze with fear or with surprise
pious
religiously devout or moral
plagiarism
copying of someone else's work and claiming it as your own
plausible
seeming to be true
pompous
characterized by stiff, unnatural formality
procrastinate
to postpone; to put something off to a later time
profound
deep, wise, serious
prolific
producing great amounts; fertile
propel
to move, make something go forward
prophesy
to predict the future using divine guidance
pungent
sharp, flavorful (sometimes too flavorful)
pursue
to chase, go after
quell
to quiet something raucous (often a rebellion); crush, defeat, conquer
quench
to satisfy a need or desire
rabble
large, disorderly, and easily excited mob
rabid
(literally) afflicted with rabies, a disease of the nervous system that causes convulsions and wildly irrational behavior. (figuratively) acting fanatically or madly, as if afflicted by rabies
rancor
bad feeling, bitterness
random
lacking order, free from order or bias
ransack
to search thoroughly and messily
ratify
to approve formally
ravenous
(literally) wildly eager to eat; (figuratively) hungry for anything
raze
to destroy (a building, city, etc.) utterly
recluse
someone who lives far away from other people
recur
to return; to occur again
reek
(literally) giving off a strong, offensive odor; strong smell. (figuratively) to be pervaded by something unpleasant
refrain
to stop or avoid doing something, quit
regal
royal, splendid
reign
rule over, govern, dominate
reimburse
to repay someone for their expenses
reinforce
strengthen, add to
reminiscence
memory or act of recalling the past
renowned
well-known, famous, celebrated
repartee
witty conversation, retort
repudiate
to reject what one was once associated with
repugnant
something gross, repulsive, or revolting
residue
something that remains after a part is taken
reveal
show, divulge, expose
revel
celebrate noisily, have a party
rout
conquer, defeat, and chase off
satellite
moon, a small thing going around a bigger thing
saturate
to fill something to the point where it can hold no more
saucy
impudent, impertinent, flippant
savor
to enjoy something with relish or delight
scald
burn with hot liquid or steam
scarce
rare, uncommon
scathing
overly critical
schism
division or separation between groups of members within an organization
scrupulous
acting in accordance with a strict moral code; thorough in the performance of a task
secure
(v) to fasten, make secure; (adj) well-fashioned, not likely to fall or come loose
seethe
to heave or bubble from great inner turmoil, as a volcano; to boil
sentry
guard, sentinel, watchman
sequel
addition or result; story that continues a previous one
shrewd
clever, keen-witted, cunning, sharp in practical affairs
significant
meaningful, important, relevant
sinister
threatening, evil, menacing
slack
(n) lack of tautness or tension; a time of little activity or dullness. (adj) sluggish, idle, barely moving, loose, relaxed
sociable
friendly companionable
solicit
to seek (something) from another; to make a request of someone
specify
to mention, name or require specifically or exactly
splice
to join, bind, attach; in film editing, to join two pieces of film
spurn
reject with scorn, turn away
squalid
very dirty or foul; wretched
squander
to waste (often money) on some worthless purchase or practice
staunch
steady, loyal
stealthy
sneaky, secret
stress
emphasize, point out
suave
smooth, graceful, and confident in speech and behavior (sometimes insincerely)
subdue
to bring under control; to decrease the intensity of
succeed
(1) to follow, come after. (2) to prosper, do well
succumb
to give in, to submit
suffice
to be adequate or enough
summit
highest level or point
superb
wonderful, superior, excellent
suppress
scrush, hold in, hide
surfeit
overly abundant supply, an excess
surmise
(v) to guess, to infer; (n) instance of surmising
surrogate
person or thing substituted for another
susceptible
vulnerable, liable to be affected by something
suspense
fear or anticipation of waiting for something. something having to do with fear of mystery, as in a suspense novel
synopsis
short summary, outline
ultimate
marking the highest point; cannot be improved upon; final
unanimous
approved by everyone concerned
unkempt
messy, sloppily maintained
usurp
to seize, take by force
vacate
leave as in a vacation
vacuous
silly, empty-headed, not serious
vague
not clear or certain
vehement
with deep feeling
vend
to sell goods
vex
to irritate to a great degree, to annoy
vitalize
make something come alive
vivacious
lively, full of spirit
wan
unnaturally pale, lacking color
wantonly
without a reason
wrath
extreme anger
wretched
miserable, pathetic
writhe
to squirm or twist as if in pain
zealous
enthusiastic, eager
desecrate
defile
laud
praise
hardy
healthy
lament
greive
trite
common
correspondence
letters
egress
exit
preempt
appropriate
per capita
for each person
caliber
degree of capacity or competence; ability
suppressed
to put an end to forcibly; subdue
infallibility
not fallible; exempt from liability to error, as persons, their judgment, or pronouncements
potent
powerful; mighty
docile
easily managed or handled; tractable
fiscal
financial
scrupulous
conscientious
stalemate
deadlock
redundant
superfluous
commensurate
proportionate
verbose
wordy
subversive
destructive
abduct
forcefully and wrongfully to carry, take, or lead away
banish
to send away, condemn to exile; drive or put away
cajole
to wheedle, persuade with promises or flattery, coax
deadlock
standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
eccentric
a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
fatal
controlled or decreed by fate
germinate
cause to grow or sprout
harbinger
something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
illiteracy
the condition of being inable to write or read
jubilant
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
lenient
characterized by tolerance and mercy
malfunction
fail to function or function improperly
nebulous
lacking definition or definite content
obnoxious
causing disapproval or protest
paradox
(logic) a self-contradiction
rabid
afflicted with rabies, a deasese of the nervous system that causes convulsions and wildly irrational behavior
saturate
cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc.) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
tactful
showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
ultimate
being the last or concluding element of a series
vacate
annul by recalling or rescinding
abhor
[v] to loathe, to hate
barrier
any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
camouflage
the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance
dearth
Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
ecstatic
feeling great rapture or delight
fatigue
temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
glee
great merriment
harsh
extremely unkind or cruel
immaculate
without fault or error
judicious
having wise judgement
lethargy
drowsiness, tiredness, inability to do anything much
malleable
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
nimble
moving quickly and lightly
obscure
to hide or make difficult to find
passive
not active; someone who lets things happen rather than himself taking action
quench
satisfy (thirst)
rancor
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
saucy
improperly forward or bold
taint
to poison, as a drink; to corrupt, as a person
unanimous
approved by everyone concerned
excess
surplus
compensate
reimburse
din
clamor
deceit
trickery
apprehension
worry
appreciation
an increase in price or value
bleak
dreary
vigorous
robust
despondent
depressed
satiate
satisfy
spontaneous
impulsive
abhor
[v] to loathe, to hate
apparition
ghost
benevolent
charitable
tolerant
showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
myopic
unable to see distant objects clearly
prolific
Producing offspring or fruit.
nefarious
extremely wicked
meager
scanty; inadequate
emphatic
sudden and strong
bound
covered or wrapped with a bandage
remedy
act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
juxtapose
place side by side
esteem
an attitude of admiration or esteem
disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
diligent
marked by painstaking effort; hard-working
materialize
to make material; to cause to appear in a bodily/ physical form
congeal
freeze, coagulate
reduction
the act of reducing complexity
overbearing
bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
precise
sharply exact or accurate or delimited
dignified
having dignity; noble; stately
nepotism
favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
alumni
graduates
scope
a magnifier of images of distant objects
minutiae
petty details
deemed
to make judgement
bouts
pieces
assaults
violent physical or verbal attacks
absurd
adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
abyss
a bottomless gulf or pit
beguile
mislead or delude, cheat, pastime
candor
sincerity; openness
debris
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
eddy
a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
fauna
all the animal life in a particular region
glib
artfully persuasive in speech
hasty
excessively quick
imminent
close in time
limber
(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
mar
make imperfect
nomad
group of people who never stay in one place
observation
the act of observing
peddle
(verb) to sell or offer goods from place to place
random
without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard; Ex. random shots; Ex. chosen at random
savor
to enjoy something with relish or delight
tamper
bother, interfere, meddle
unkempt
messy, sloppily maintained
vacuous
empty, lacking in ideas, stupid
accelerate
to increase in speed, cause to move faster
acclaim
praise, enthusiastic approval; to approve, to welcome with applause and praise
belligerence
aggressive hostility
canine
relation to dogs
cantankerous
quarrelsome and grouchy
decade
periods of ten years
deceit
deception or tricky falseness
effect
result, impression; to produce, make or bring about
elusive
hard to find or express
ferocious
savage and fierce
fervent
showing great warmth, intensity, reeling, enthusiasm; hot, burning, glowing
grotesque
odd or unnatural in some way
grovel
to humble oneself, to beg
heed
careful attention, notice, observation; to listen to and obey
herbivorous
feeding on plants
immortal
never-dying
impasse
road having no exit or a dilemma with no solution
lunge
sudden forward movement, plunge; to thrust something forward
marvel
amazing thing; something astonishing or marvelous; to be surprised or full of wonder
meager
very small or insufficient
Disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Taciturn
untalkative, silent
Malicious
wicked, spiteful
Belligerent
aggressive; eager to fight
Bias
prejudice
Neutral
not supporting or favoring any side in a war, dispute, or contest
Meticulous
paying attention to details; precise
Loquacious
very talkative
Bellicose
warlike
Lackluster
dull; monotonous; bland
Din
A loud noise
Scant
a small scarce amount; paltry
vigorous
healthy and thriving
satiate
to satisfy
abhor
to loathe or hate
wan
pale
apparition
ghost
benevolent
generous in providing aid to others
tolerent
open-minded, accepting of others
prolific
creating abundantly
clairvoyant
psychic
semi
half
an
without
dis, di
apart, away
ante
before
path, patho
suffering, disease
volve; volu
roll, turn
anima
breath, spirit, soul
gen, geno, geny
cause, origin, birth
mis, miss, mit
send
fer, late
carry
hetero
different
mono
one
proto
first, early
hyper
over, too much
viv
live
port
carry
synth
combine
theo
god
dent, dont
tooth
sec, sect
cut
scope
instrument for detecting
clude, clud, clus
close, close in
rupt
break
icide
kill
astro
star, heavens, outer space
liberate
to free
Verbose
overly wordy
congenial
pleasant, agreeble
lethargy
sluggishness, inaction
jeopardy
danger
voracious
devouring
scrutiny
careful examination
laconic
brief and to the point
zephyr
a gentle breeze
omnipotent
all powerful
odious
hateful
solace
comfort
feign
to pretend
sagacity
wisdom
se
apart, away
peri
around, about
ob
against
post
after
de
from, down
spire, spirat
breath, breathe
bio
life
strict
tighten
lex
letter
med
middle
par
equal
mute
change
dys
difficulty
scend, scent
move
fid
faith, trust
cracy
rule
cog, cogn
knowledge of
term
end
tain
hold
corp, corps
body
cad, cas
fall
poli
city
vene, vent
come
magni
large
micro
small
abase
(v.) - to lower, demean, degrade
abate
(v.) - to lessen, to reduce in severity
abbreviate
(v.) - to shorten, reduce
abduct
(v.) - to kidnap
aberration
(n.) - a deviation from the expected course
abhor
(v.) - to hate, loathe
abide
(v.) - to put up with, tolerate
abject
(adj.) - of the most miserable or contemptible kind
abort
(v.) - to give up unfinished
abridge
(v.) - to shorten, cut down
abrogate
(v.) - to abolish, often by authority
abscond
(v.) - to sneak away and hide
abundant
(adj.) - in great numbers
accede
(v.) - to agree
accentuate
(v.) - to emphasize, to highlight
accommodating
(adj.) - obliging, helpful
accost
(v.) - to approach or confront aggressively
acumen
(n.) - keen insight
acute
(adj.) - sharp, severe
affable
(adj.) - friendly, amiable
affluent
(adj.) - rich, wealthy
aggrandize
(v.) - to increase or make greater
aggregate
(v.) - to gather, amass
aghast
(adj.) - struck by amazement or terror
agoraphobia
(n.) - an abnormal fear of open or public places
akimbo
(adj.) - with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
alacrity
(n.) - speed, readiness
algid
(adj.) - frigid, cold
allay
(v.) - to sooth, assuage
alleviate
(v.) - to relieve
aloof
(adj.) - reserved, distant
altercation
(n.) - an argument, dispute
amalgamation
(n.) - a union, a merger
ambivalent
(adj.) - having contradictory feelings
amble
(v.) - to stroll, walk
ameliorate
(v.) - to improve, to make better
amend
(v.) - to change for the better, improve
amiable
(adj.) - friendly, affable
amorous
(adj.) - relating to or showing love
amorphous
(adj.) - without shape or borders
anomaly
(n.) - something that does not fit into the normal order
antechamber
(n.) - a waiting room
anxiety
(n.) - uneasiness
aphorism
(n.) - a short saying
apocalypse
(n.) - total devastation, the end of the world
apparitional
(adj.) - ghostly, spectral
arbitrator
(n.) - one who settles controversy between two sides
ascetic
(n.) - one who practices restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
assuage
(v.) - to ease, pacify
atone
(v.) - to apologize, make amends
audacious
(adj.) - excessively bold
augment
(v.) - to increase or make larger
austere
(adj.) - very bare, bleak, simple
baleful
(adj.) - harmful, threatening
bard
(n.) - a poet, often a singer as well
battery
(n.) - an assault or an array of similar things intended for use together
belligerent
(adj.) - contentious, ready to fight
benevolent
(adj.) - kind, good, caring
benign
(adj.) - non-threatening, innocuous
berate
(v.) - to scold severely
bereft
(adj.) - without, devoid of
bide
(v.) - to wait, or remain in a condition
bilk
(v.) - to cheat, to swindle
blandish
(v.) - to coax through flattery
bloated
(adj.) - swollen, bigger than desired
boisterous
(adj.) - loud, energetic
bourgeois
(adj.) - middle class
brash
(adj.) - hasty or lacking in sensitivity
brazen
(adj.) - excessively bold, brash
brumal
(adj.) - wintry, relating to winter
brusque
(adj.) - short, abrupt, dismissive
buffet
(n.) - a spread of food involving choices
buffet
(v.) - to hit or strike
burgeon
(v.) - to come forth, blossom
cacophony
(n.) - noise, discordant sound
cadence
(n.) - rhythm
cajole
(v.) - to urge, coax
callous
(adj.) - harsh, cold, unfeeling
calumny
(n.) - an attempt to defame another's reputation
camaraderie
(n.) - cheerful unity among a group
canvas
(n.) - a piece of cloth on which an artist paints
capricious
(adj.) - impulsive, unpredictable, subject to whim
captivate
(v.) - to hold the interest of, to gain the attention of
carouse
(v.) - to revel, to party
cavity
(n.) - a hole
cavort
(v.) - to frolic, leap, prance
celestial
(adj.) - relating to the sky or the heavens
chastise
(v.) - to criticize, to scold
choreographed
(adj.) - arranged, as in dance
circumlocution
(n.) - indirect language
circumspect
(adj.) - cautious
clairvoyant
(adj.) - able to see things that others cannot
claustrophobia
(n.) - an abnormal fear of closed or crowded spaces
cliché
(n.) - a trite, overused expression
coalesce
(v.) - to combine into one
cogent
(adj.) - intelligent, viable
collusion
(n.) - a conspiracy, a secret agreement
colossus
(n.) - an enormous structure
comatose
(adj.) - lethargic
commendable
(adj.) - worthy of praise
commodious
(adj.) - spacious, roomy
compel
(v.) - to force
complicit
(adj.) - being an accomplice in a wrongful act
compliment
(n.) - an expression of esteem or approval
concede
(v.) - to give in, to accept
conciliatory
(adj.) - agreeable, friendly
concoct
(v.) - to make up or invent
concord
(n.) - agreement
conduit
(n.) - a pipe, passage, channel
confluence
(n.) - a convergence, a coming together
confound
(v.) - to frustrate
connotation
(n.) - a meaning or association suggested by a word beyond its definition
contusion
(n.) - bruise, injury
convalescence
(n.) - the gradual return to health after illness
copious
(adj.) - abundant, plentiful
corpulent
(adj.) - very fat
cosmopolitan
(adj.) - worldly, sophisticated
credulity
(n.) - readiness to believe
cursory
(adj.) - brief to the point of being superficial
daft
(adj.) - insane, foolish
daunting
(adj.) - intimidating
dearth
(n.) - a lack, scarcity
defame
(v.) - to destroy the reputation of
deft
(adj.) - skilled, adept
defunct
(adj.) - no longer used or existing
deleterious
(adj.) - harmful
delude
(v.) - to deceive, to mislead
deluge
(n.) - a great flood or something that overwhelms like a flood
derelict
(adj.) - run-down, abandoned
desolate
(adj.) - deserted, lifeless
despondent
(adj.) - discouraged, hopeless, depressed
destitute
(adj.) - impoverished
diaphanous
(adj.) - transparent, light, airy
dictate
(v.) - to pronounce, command, prescribe
differentiate
(v.) - to distinguish, to make different
dilapidated
(adj.) - in a state of disrepair
diligent
(adj.) - careful, showing care
diminish
(v.) - to decrease or make smaller
diminutive
(adj.) - miniature, small
discreet
(adj.) - prudent or inconspicuous
discrete
(adj.) - separate, distinct, individual
disparage
(v.) - to criticize, degrade, belittle
dissonance
(n.) - lack of harmony or agreement
divergent
(adj.) - different, deviating, contrary
diverse
(adj.) - varied
divisive
(adj.) - causing conflict, opposition
domicile
(n.) - a residence, a home
doppelganger
(n.) - a ghostly double of a living person
douse
(v.) - to drench, saturate
dutiful
(adj.) - careful to fulfill obligations
dynamic
(adj.) - characterized by continuous change or activity
elocution
(n.) - the art of public speaking
elucidate
(v.) - to clarify
empathetic
(adj.) - feeling another's pain as one's own
empathy
(n.) - the experience of another's feelings as one's own
enervate
(v.) - to weaken, make weary
enervated
(adj.) - lacking energy, weakened, exhausted
entity
(n.) - something that exists as a discrete unit
entomology
(n.) - the study of insects
envious
(adj.) - jealous
erect
(v.) - to construct, to raise
erroneous
(adj.) - mistaken, incorrect
espouse
(v.) - to support, or to marry
espy
(v.)- - catch sight of, glimpse
ethereal
(adj.) - heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined
euphoric
(adj.) - elated, overjoyed
exacerbate
(v.) - to make more violent, intense
excursion
(n.) - a trip, an outing
exemplary
(adj.) - serving as an example
exigent
(adj.) - critical, urgent
existential
(adj.) - relating to existence
exorbitant
(adj.) - excessive
extol
(v.) - to praise
extravagant
(adj.) - excessive, over-the-top
fabricate
(v.) - to invent, make-up, concoct
fabulist
(n.) - a teller of fables; a liar
facile
(adj.) - easy
fallacious
(adj.) - incorrect, misleading
familial
(adj.) - relating to family
fatuous
(adj.) - silly, foolish
fecund
(adj.) - fertile, fruitful
feign
(v.) - to fake or pretend to
feral
(adj.) - savage, wild, untamed
fetter
(v.) - to restrain, chain, tie
fey
(adj.) - magical
fickle
(adj.) - characterized by changeableness, whimsical
figurative
(adj.) - symbolic
firmament
(n.) - the sky, the heavens
flabbergasted
(adj.) - astounded, stupefied
flaccid
(adj.) - limp
flattery
(n.) - compliments, sycophancy
flout
(v.) - to scorn, ignore, show contempt for
fluctuate
(v.) - to vary irregularly
flux
(n.) - a state of constant change or a flow
forage
(v.) - to rummage, scavenge, graze for food
forestall
(v.) - to delay, impede
forlorn
(adj.) - lonely, hopeless
formidable
(adj.) - arousing fear or alarm
forsake
(v.) - to abandon, forget
fortify
(v.) - to strengthen
fortitude
(n.) - strength, bravery
fortuitous
(adj.) - lucky, occurring by chance
foster
(v.) - to stimulate, promote, encourage
frenetic
(adj.) - frenzied, hectic, frantic
gape
(v.) - to open the mouth and stare stupidly
gay
(adj.) - happy, cheery, or homosexual
gluttonous
(adj.) - insatiable in appetite
goad
(v.) - to urge, to provoke into action
gourmand
(n.) - one who likes eating and drinking
grandiose
(adj.) - extraordinary, grand in scope
gregarious
(adj.) - sociable, outgoing
grotto
(n.) - a small cave or cavern
guile
(n.) - deceitful actions or behavior
hail
(v.) - to come from
hapless
(adj.) - unlucky
harmony
(n.) - agreement, often of sound
harrowing
(adj.) - agonizing, distressing
hedonist
(n.) - one whose primary pursuit is pleasure
henchman
(n.) - a trusted follower, goon
hiatus
(n.) - an interruption in continuity, a break
hiemal
(adj.) - wintry, relating to winter
hierarchy
(n.) - a ranking system of groups or individuals
histrionic
(adj.) - excessively dramatic or emotional
idolatrous
(adj.) - worshiping excessively an object or person
illusory
(adj.) - deceptive, produced by an illusion
immaculate
(adj.) - impeccably clean, spotless, pure
immutable
(adj.) - not susceptible to change
impecunious
(adj.) - excessively poor
impervious
(adj.) - unable to be penetrated, unaffected
impudent
(adj.) - rude, improper
incessant
(adj.) - without interruption
incisive
(adj.) - clear, sharp, direct
inclement
(adj.) - stormy, bad, severe
inclination
(n.) - a tendency, propensity
indictment
(n.) - accusation of wrongdoing
indignation
(n.) - anger due to an unfair situation
inextricable
(adj.) - hopelessly confused or tangled
infuse
(v.) - to inject
ingenious
(adj.) - marked by special intelligence
inimical
(adj.) - hostile, threatening
iniquity
(n.) - a wicked act, a sin
innate
(adj.) - inborn, native, inherent
innocuous
(adj.) - harmless
inquisitor
(n.) - someone who asks questions or makes an inquiry
inundate
(v.) - to flood
invariable
(adj.) - not susceptible to change
invective
(n.) - a verbal attack
inveterate
(adj.) - habitual, natural
irascible
(adj.) - easily angered
jubilant
(adj.) - joyful, happy
judicious
(adj.) - of sound judgment
juvenile
(adj.) - young or immature
juxtapose
(v.) - to put next to each other
labyrinthine
(adj.) - intricate, maze-like
laceration
(n.) - a cut, a rip
lachrymose
(adj.) - tearful
latent
(adj.) - present but hidden
laud
(v.) - to applaud or praise
laudatory
(adj.) - admiring, praising
lavish
(adj.) - extravagant
lethargic
(adj.) - sluggish, weary, apathetic
lewd
(adj.) - vulgar, offensive, rude
libel
(n.) - a statement that gives an unjust or unfavorable representation of a person or thing
licentious
(adj.) - amoral, lawless, lewd
limber
(adj.) - bending or flexing readily, pliable
limpid
(adj.) - clear, easily understood
linchpin
(n.) - something that holds separate things together
lithe
(adj.) - graceful, flexible, supple
loquacious
(adj.) - talkative
lull
(n.) - a relatively calm interval, as in a storm
luminescence
(n.) - light from non-thermal sources
magnanimous
(adj.) - generous, noble
malaise
(n.) - vague feeling of discomfort
malevolent
(adj.) - having intent to harm others
malicious
(adj.) - malevolent, harmful
malign
(v.) - to slander, to smear, to libel, to defame, to speak evil of
malleable
(adj.) - easily shaped or formed
mandatory
(adj.) - required, not optional
manifest
(v.) - to show clearly
manifold
(adj.) - many
masticate
(v.) - to chew
matrimony
(n.) - marriage
maudlin
(adj.) - sentimental
maxim
(n.) - a common saying of advice or virtue
meager
(adj.) - lacking in quality stature
mediate
(v.) - to intervene, to arbitrate, to sort out
melodramatic
(adj.) - exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic
mendacious
(adj.) - inclined to lie or mislead
mercurial
(adj.) - quick and changeable in temperament
meritorious
(adj.) - deserving of praise or merit
metamorphosis
(n.) - a change of form, shape, substance
mimic
(v.) - to imitate, to copy
misogyny
(n.) - hatred of women
modicum
(n.) - a small amount of something
mollify
(v.) - to soften in temper
monogamy
(n.) - having only one spouse at a time
mores
(n.) - moral attitudes
morose
(adj.) - gloomy or sullen
munificent
(adj.) - generous, benevolent
mutability
(n.) - capability of change
myopic
(adj.) - short-sighted
myriad
(adj.) - consisting of a very great number
narrate
(v.) - to tell a story
nebulous
(adj.) - indistinct, hazy
nefarious
(adj.) - horribly villainous
neologism
(n.) - the creation of new words, or a new word
neonate
(n.) - a newborn baby
noisome
(adj.) - foul, offensive, particularly to the sense of smell
notoriety
(n.) - infamy, known in bad regard
novel
(adj.) - strikingly new, unusual, or different
noxious
(adj.) - harmful, toxic
obdurate
(adj.) - unyielding to persuasion or moral influences
obfuscate
(v.) - to render incomprehensible
obsequious
(adj.) - excessively compliant or submissive
odious
(adj.) - meriting strong displeasure
officious
(adj.) - offering unwanted help or service
olfactory
(adj.) - relating to the sense of smell
ominous
(adj.) - foreboding or foreshadowing evil, portentous
oration
(n.) - a dignified and formal speech
ostracize
(v.) - to exclude from a community
pacify
(v.) - to sooth, ease
paragon
(n.) - model of perfection
pariah
(n.) - an outcast
parody
(n.) - a satirical imitation
patent
(adj.) - clear, apparent
pedagogue
(n.) - a schoolteacher
pellucid
(adj.) - clear
penchant
(n.) - a tendency, partiality, preference
peregrinate
(v.) - to travel from place to place on foot
perfunctory
(adj.) - showing little enthusiasm, done as duty
permeate
(v.) - to spread out, to pervade
persevere
(v.) - to persist, remain constant
pertinacious
(adj.) - stubbornly persistent, holding to a belief or position
peruse
(v.) - to examine carefully
pervasive
(adj.) - to spread throughout
petulance
(n.) - irritability, impoliteness
physiognomy
(n.) - the art of judging human character from facial features
pique
(v.) - to provoke or to cause indignation
pithy
(adj.) - succinctly meaningful
pittance
(n.)- - very small amount
placate
(v.) - to soothe, appease
placid
(adj.) - calm, tranquil
plethora
(n.) - a great number, an abundance
pliable
(adj.) - flexible, bendable
poach
(v.) - to hunt or fish illegally
poised
(adj.) - balanced, readied
polygamy
(n.) - having more than one spouse at a time
portentous
(adj.) - foreboding or foreshadowing evil, ominous
portly
(adj.) - fat, chubby, round
precarious
(adj.) - dangerously lacking in security or stability
predestination
(n.) - the concept of destiny or fate
premonition
(n.) - a presentiment of the future
preponderance
(n.) - a great amount or frequency
presage
(n.) - an omen
prestidigitation
(n.) - a sleight of hand
presumptuous
(adj.) - disrespectfully bold
profane
(adj.) - indecent, blasphemous
profuse
(adj.) - abundant, lavish, prolific
propensity
(n.) - an inclination, preference
propriety
(n.) - decency, state of being proper
protean
(adj.) - readily taking on various shapes or forms
prudent
(adj.) - cautious, careful
puerile
(adj.) - immature
pugnacious
(adj.) - belligerent
pulchritude
(n.) - physical beauty
punctilious
(adj.) - eager to follow rules
pungent
(adj.) - having a sharp, strong quality especially related to smell
purport
(v.) - to present an intention that is often FALSE
putrid
(adj.) - rotten, rancid, foul
quaint
(adj.) - old-fashioned
quid
pro - (n., latin) - a mutually beneficial exchange
quotidian
(adj.) - daily, everyday
radiant
(adj.) - bright, beaming
rancid
(adj.) - rotten, spoiled, disgusting in smell or taste
ratiocinate
(v.) - to think, contemplate
raze
(v.) - to demolish
recalcitrant
(adj.) - defiant
recalibrate
(v.) - to readjust or make corrections to
recapitulate
(v.) - to repeat, reiterate
rectify
(v.) - to set right, correct
redact
(v.) - to revise, edit
redoubtable
(adj.) - formidable, commanding respect
redress
(v.) - to set right or remedy
reel
(v.) - to be thrown off balance or feel dizzy
refrain
(v.) - to hold oneself back, forbear
reiterate
(v.) - to repeat
relish
(v.) - to take zestful pleasure in, enjoy the flavor of
remiss
(adj.) - negligent, exhibiting carelessness
render
(v.) - to say, or to make
renovate
(v.) - to restore, return to original state
repose
(n.) - rest, sleep
reprehensible
(adj.) - deserving criticism
repudiate
(v.) - to reject, turn down
repulse
(v.) - to cause disgust or distaste, or to drive back, repel
requisition
(n.) - a demand for goods, often by an authority
restitution
(n.) - compensation, reimbursement
retaliation
(n.) - revenge, punishment
retract
(v.) - withdraw
retribution
(n.) - vengeance, revenge, payback
revel
(v.) - to enjoy
rife
(adj.) - abundant
ruddy
(adj.) - having a healthy, reddish color
ruse
(n.) - a trick
rustic
(adj.) - relating to country life
saccharine
(adj.) - overly sweet
sacrosanct
(adj.) - sacred, holy
sagacious
(adj.) - shrewd, showing sound judgment
salient
(adj.) - significant, conspicuous
salutation
(n.) - a greeting
sanguine
(adj.) - cheery, optimistic, hopeful
sate
(v.) - to satisfy (an appetite) fully.
satiate
(v.) - to satisfy excessively
savor
(v.) - to appreciate fully, enjoy
scathing
(adj.) - hurtful, critical
scourge
(n.) - a plague
scurrilous
(adj.) - crude, vulgar
sedate
(v.) - to calm, soothe
sedentary
(adj.) - sitting
seer
(n.) - a fortune teller
seminal
(adj.) - original, ground-breaking
serendipity
(n.) - the act of finding things not sought, luck
slander
(n.) - a FALSE statement to damage the reputation of another
sobriety
(n.) - moderation from excess, calm, tranquility
somnolent
(adj.) - sleepy
soothsayer
(n.) - a fortune teller
sordid
(adj.) - dirty
spectral
(adj.) - ghostly
spurious
(adj.) - FALSE but intended to seem believable or possible
stagnant
(adj.) - still, not flowing
stagnate
(v.) - to be idle, to be still
static
(adj.) - not moving, being at rest
steadfast
(adj.) - fixed or unchanging
strenuous
(adj.) - requiring tremendous strength or energy
strife
(n.) - conflict
stupefy
(v.) - to astound
submissive
(adj.) - easily yielding to authority
subsist
(v.) - to live, exist
succinct
(adj.) - marked by compact precision
suffice
(v.) - to meet needs
supplant
(v.) - to displace and substitute for another
surfeit
(n.) - an excess, a surplus, an overabundance
surmise
(v.) - to guess, infer, suppose
surreptitious
(adj.) - done in a secret, or stealthy way
swarthy
(adj.) - of dark color or complexion
sybarite
(n.) - someone devoted to pleasure and luxury, a voluptuary
sycophant
(n.) - a self-serving flatterer
sympathetic
(adj.) - compassionate
sympathy
(n.) - an expression of pity for another, compassion
synopsis
(n.) - a summary
taciturn
(adj.) - not inclined to talk
tantamount
(adj.) - equivalent in value or significance
tedious
(adj.) - boring, dull
telepathic
(adj.) - capable of reading minds
tenuous
(adj.) - having little substance or strength
terrestrial
(adj.) - relating to the land
terse
(adj.) - abrupt, short, brief
timorous
(adj.) - fearful, timid
tome
(n.) - a large book
toothsome
(adj.) - delicious, luscious
torpid
(adj.) - lazy, lethargic, moving slowly
torrid
(adj.) - giving off intense heat, passionate
tortuous
(adj.) - winding, twisted
tragedy
(n.) - a disastrous event, or a work of art in which the hero meets a terrible fate
tranquil
(adj.) - calm, serene, peaceful
travesty
(n.) - a grossly inferior imitation
trek
(v.) - to walk, travel by foot
trite
(adj.) - overused, hackneyed
truculent
(adj.) - eager to fight, violent
ubiquitous
(adj.) - existing everywhere, widespread
ultimate
(n.) - the last part, or a fundamental element
umbrage
(n.) - anger, offense, resentment
uncanny
(adj.) - of supernatural character or origin
undulate
(v.) - to move in a smooth wavelike motion
uniform
(adj.) - unvarying, conforming to one principle
unilateral
(adj.) - having only one side
unique
(adj.) - being the only one of its kind
upbraid
(v.) - to criticize, scold, reproach
vacillate
(v.) - to sway from one side to another
variance
(n.) - a difference between what is expected and what actually occurs
variegate
(v.) - to diversify
vast
(adj.) - enormous, immense
veneer
(n.) - a superficial or deceptively attractive appearance, façade
veracious
(adj.) - honest, truthful
verbose
(adj.) - wordy
vicarious
(adj.) - experienced through another's actions
vicissitudes
(n.) - the unexpected changes and shifts often encountered in one's life
vigor
(n.) - vitality and energy, vim.
vim
(n.) - and energy, vigor.
vivacious
(adj.) - lively, spirited, full of life
vocation
(n.) - one's work or professional calling
volition
(n.) - a conscious choice or decision
voluminous
(adj.) - large, ample
voluptuary
(n.) - someone devoted to sensory pleasure and luxury, a sybarite
wane
(v.) - to decrease gradually in size or degree
wax
(v.) - to increase gradually in size or degree
weather
(v.) - to withstand or survive a situation
whet
(v.) - to make more keen, stimulate
winsome
(adj.) - charming, attractive
Zeitgeist
(n.) - the spirit of the time
Zealous
(adj.) - filled with eagerness, fervor or passion