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animated
lively
animosity
hatred
anomalous
abnormal, irregular, malediction
antagonist
irritant
antipathy
strong dislike, aversion
antithesis
contrast
apathy
indifference, lassitude, dispassion
apocryphal
of dubious origin, fictitious, spurious, bogus
apostate
a renegade, one who deserts his principles, recreant
apposite
appropriate, relevant, germane
apprehensive
worried
approbation
approval
apt
likely, fit, skillful, dexterous
arbiter
judge
arbitrary
biased prejudiced, capricious
arboreal
pertaining to trees
asylum
haven
atrophy
waste away
attrition
grinding down, wearing down
augment
increase, enhance
augury
prediction, portent
august
stately, sedate, staid, somber
auspicious
of favorable prospect
austere
severe, strict, harsh, regimented
authentic
genuine
autonomous
self-governing
avarice
greed, voracity, avidity
assert
to state, to allege
averse
reluctant, disinclined, loath
avid
greedy, avaricious, covetous
awry
turned to one side, askance, askew
axiomatic
self-evident, epigrammatic
avert
turn aside, prevent
baleful
deadly, evil
balk
thwart, frustrate, prevent, impede, stymie, hinder
balmy
mild refreshing weather
banal
commonplace, insipid, vulgar
baneful
destructive, noxious, virulent
banter
jesting
beget
produce offspring, cause, engender
beguile
cheat, charm, enthrall, entice
bellicose
warlike, pugnacious, contentious
benign
kingly, benevolent, amiable
benison
blessing
bibliophile
lover of books
bibliophobe
hater of books
bigoted
prejudiced, dogmatic, arbitrary
bizarre
strange, fantastic, exotic, chimerical
bland
mild, affable, insipid
blandish
persuade by flattery, cajole, beguile
cabal
intrigue, a group plotting secretly
cache
hiding place
cadaverous
haggard, ghastly pale, pallid, gaunt, wan
cadence
rhythm
cajole
persuade by flattery or deceit, beguile, lure
callous
insensitive
callow
immature, untested, untried
calumny
false malicious accusation, vilification
canard
absurd rumor circulated to deceive the public, hoax
candid
frank, genuine, ingenuous
canine
pertaining to dogs
cant
slang, argot, job talk
cantankerous
ill-natured, peevish, petulant
caper
skip, dance
capricious
changeable, whimsical, fickle
captious
quick to find petty fault, hypercritical
chicanery
deception by sharp practice, guile
chide
scold, reprimand, reprove, censure
chimerical
fantastic, strange
choleric
ill-tempered, petulant, cantankerous
circuitous
indirect, meandering, desultory
circumlocutory
wordy, prolix, verbose
circumspect
cautious, wary, prudent
circumvent
evade by means of deception
cite
name, mention
clandestine
secret, covert, furtive
clarion
trumpet, sound of trumpet
cleavage
division
clemency
mercy, leniency
cliche
a commonplace phrase, trite, hackneyed
coalesce
fuse, merge, assimilate
construe
to interpret, explain, infer, deduce
consummate
perfec, complete or perfect
contiguity
closeness
contrite
penitent, sorry for sin, remorseful
contumacious
scornfully insubordinate, arrogant
convivial
joyous
copious
plenteous, plethora
corroborate
confirm, substantiate, support
coruscate
sparkle, scintillate
coterie
clique, circle of people
covert
hidden, clandestine, furtive
covetous
grasping, craving, avaricious
crass
coarsely stupid, vulgar, unrefined
craven
cowardly feckless, pusillanimous
credence
belief
credulous
inclined to believe anything, guillable
defunct
dead, inoperative
delectable
pleasant
delete
expunge, cancel, erase, efface
deleterious
harmful
delineate
sketch
deluge
flood
demagogue
rabble-rouser, despot
demise
death
demur
hesitate, accede
demure
affectedly modest
denizen
inhabitant
deplete
empty
deplore
lament, regret, decry
deprecate
protest strongly, disparage
derelict
abandoned vessel, social outcast, negligent
disseminate
disperse, distribute, diffuse
dissolute
dissipated, prodigal, profligate
distrait
absent-minded
distraught
bewildered, perplexed
diurnal
daily
divulge
disclose
docile
submissive, amenable, acquiescent
doggerel
trivial poetry
dogmatic
strongly asserting an opinion, authoritarian
doleful
sad
dolorous
sad, mournful, despondent
drab
monotonous, dull
drastic
extreme in effect
droll
comical
dubious
doubtful, obscure,equivocal
gullible
easily imposed on, credulous
hackneyed
worn out by use, commonplace, pedestrian, trite, prosaic
haggard
thin, gaunt, wan, emaciated
halcyon
peaceful days in one's life
hallow
to make holy
hapless
unfortunate
harangue
noisy, ranting speech, tirade, scolding
harbinger
forerunner, prophet, precursor
harlequin
clown
haughty
scornfully proud, supercilious
humid
damp, dank
hybrid
of mixed breed, a mongrel
hyperbole
excessive exaggeration
hypothesis
premise, supposition
idiosyncrasy
whim, eccentricity, quirk, foible
ignominy
disgrace
imbue
absorb, permeate, instill, engender
immaculate
spotless, impeccable, unsullied
immutable
unchangeable, permanent
impasse
barrier
impeccable
faultless, perfect, consummate
impediment
obstruction, deterrent
impervious
not penetrable, impermeable
impious
irreverent, religiously
implacable
not easily qualified
Dudgeon
sullen resentment or anger
dulcet
sweet sounding, euphonious
duplicity
deception, guile, deceit
duress
imprisonment, compulsion
dynamic
energetic
ebullition
bubbling over, outburst of spirit
éclat
brilliance
eclogue
a poem about the country
edify
enlighten, inspire
effete
no longer productive
efficacious
potent to produce an effect, inspirational
effigy
a dummy
effrontery
boldness audacity, temerity
epitaph
writing on a tombstone
epithet
characterization, nick-name
epitome
highest point, summary, perfection
equable
even-mannered, serene, tranquil
equanimity
calmness
equitable
just fair
equity
justice
equivocal
deliberately vague, dubious, enigmatic
erode
wear away
eschew
avoid, forego, be abstemious
esoteric
profoud, understood by few, occult
espouse
wed, advocate (as a doctrine)
estrange
alienate
ethereal
heavenly, airy
ethnology
science of cultures and racial origins
facetious
humerous, jocose
factions
given to causing dissensions
fallacy
mistake in logic, misconstrual
fallow
uncultivated, barren
fastidious
hard to please, sqeamish, meticulous
fatuous
silly, inane
feasible
workable, possible, viable
feckless
cowardly, craven pusillanimous
fecund
highly productive, prolific, fertile, arable
feign
prentend, fake, stimulate, be pretentious
felicitous
appropriately expressed, proper
feud
malidorous, rancid, noisome
fetish
an object of unreasoning devotion
fetter
chain, shackle
fiasco
a ridiculous failure, debacle
fickle
changeable, capricious, vacillating
furtive
secretive, covert
futile
useless, nugatory
gainsay
deny
gamut
range, scope
garland
wreath
garner
gather, amass
garrulous
talkative, voluble
gauche
clumsy, inept
gaudy
showy
gaunt
haggard, thin
germane
relevant, pertinant
gibe
mock, scoff
gird
invest with power
glib
fluent, suave
gossamer
flimsy material, gauzy
grandiose
grand, imposing
gregarious
sociable, affable
grimace
facial expression, usually of disgust
guile
deception, duplicity, chicanery
guileless
native, without cunning
incarcerate
imprison, intern
incessant
without pause, chronic, unremitting
incipient
beginning the onset, inception
inclement
merciless, stormy
incognito
of concealed identity
incongruous
inharmonious, anachronistic, inconsistent
incorrigible
unbelievable
incumbus
an oppressive weight, burden, onus
incumbent
obligatory, an office-holder
indigenous
native, inherent
indigent
poor, impoverished, impecunious
indolent
lazy, lethargic, sluggish
indomitable
unconquerable
inebriety
drunkenness
ineffable
indescribable, unique
innocuous
harmless
innovative
creative
innuendo
insinuation
inscrutable
incomprehensible, occult, enigmatic
insidious
treacherous, evil, Machiavellian
insipid
flat, tasteless, vapid, banal, pedestrian
intangible
vague, unable of being touched
integrity
uprightness, honest, probity
interdict
forbid, outlaw, ban, proscribe
interment
burial
interminable
endless
internment
imprisonment, incarceration
intrepid
fearless, valorous, having mettle
intrinsic
basic, inherent, essential, indigenous
inundate
flood
inure
harden
invalidate
render void, nullify, cancel
invective
harsh accusation, ridicule
inveigh
denounce abusively
inveigle
persuade by flatter, beguile
inveterate
deeply rooted, habitual, avid, chronic
invidious
arousing envy or jealous
irascible
irritable, petulant, choleric
irrefutable
unable to be disproved
irrevocable
unable to be withdrawn
itinerant
wandering, nomadic
jaunty
showy, gay, blissful, nonchalant
jeopardize
endanger
jettison
throw overboard
jingoist
extreme nationalist, chauvinist
jocose
humorous (joking), blithe (jovial)
jostle
push against, collide
junto
council, conniving group, cabal
kaleidoscopic
variegated with respect to changing scene, diverse on a large scale
knell
a bell ringing, signalizing death, funeral bell
labyrinthine
intricate, perplexing, confusing
lacerate
mangle tear
lachrymose
tearful, mournful, doleful, plaintive
lackadaisical
indifferent, disinterested
lackey
a servile attendant
laconic
sparking of words, terse, reticent, taciturn, succinct
lacteal
milky
laissez-faire
non-interference
laity
persons unrelated to a particular profession
languid
sluggish, listless, lethargic
latent
hidden, not apparent, covert, below surface
laudable
praiseworthy, extollable
lavish
extravagant
lenient
merciful, mild indulgent, clement
lethal
deadly,noxious, virulent
lethargy
sluggishness, lassitude
levity
lightness, frivolity, fun, triviality
licentious
highly immodest, lustful, lascivious
limpid
transparently clear, lucid
lithe
nimble. bending easily, flexible
litigious
disputing at law(legal)
longevity
long life
loquacious
talkative, voluble, prolix, garrulous, verbose
lucid
clear, transparent
lucrative
profitable
ludicrous
laughable, ridiculous, inane
lugubrious
sad, mournful, doleful
luminary
shining light
lurid
sensationally vivid, graphic
machination
plot, a cabal, artifice
magnanimous
benevolent, munificent
malediction
curse, a desecration, imprecation
malevolent
malicious, spiteful, vindictive
malign
slander, vilify
manacle
handcuff, fetter, shackle
mandatory
imperative, commanded, arbitrary
manifest
apparent, clear, patent, palpable
martinet
strict disciplinarian, authoritarianism
maudlin
excessively sentimental, lugubrious
meander
wander aimlessly, rove, digress
mendacity
lying, telling lies, prevaricating
mendicant
begging
morbid
unwholesome
modant
biting words, sarcastic, caustic, acerbic
mores
customs
moribund
dying
morose
gloomy, sullen, dour
motley
of mixed ingredients, diverse, varied
mundane
worldly, temporal, secular
munificent
generous, philanthropic
murky
dark, gloomy, opaque
myopic
nearsighted
myriad
innumerable, countless
nadir
lowest point
naive
unsophisticated, simple, ingenious
nebulous
vague, ambiguous, equivocal
necromancy
magic
nefarious
wicked, heinous, evil person or deed
nostalgia
warm feeling of the past, excessively sentimental yearning for past period
obdurate
stubborn
obeisance
submission, obedience
obese
fat, corpulent
obliterate
destroy utterly, erase, expunge
oblivion
forgetfulness, limbo
obloquy
abusive criticism, harangue, blame
obnoxious
harmful person
obsequious
cringing, fawning, servile, abject
obsolete
out of date
occult
mysterious
odium
hatred, disgrace, ignominy
officious
meddlesome, bossy, interfering
ogle
flirt with the eyes
paradox
a seemingly self-contradictory statement, puzzle
paragon
model, example, stereotype
paramount
supreme, uppermost
paraphrase
rephrase
pariah
outcast
paroxysm
outburst of emotion
parricide
murder of a father or mother
parsimonious
stingy, niggardly
pastoral
pertaining to the country, rustic, bucolic
patent
clear, obvious, manifest
patriarch
head of a tribe or family
patronize
support
paucity
lack, dearth
pedantic
making a display of learning
pellucid
very clear, very transparent
perverse
contrary-minded, willful, refractory
petulant
highly irritable, crabby
philatelist
stamp collector
philistine
barbarian, uncouth
philology
study of languages
phlegmatic
sluggish, lethargic, torpid
piebald
of various colors, motley
pilfer
steal
piquant
seasoned, racy, lively, vivid, savory
pique
wounded pride, vexation
pithy
meaningful, terse, concise, succinct
placate
appease, conciliate, mollify, mitigate
placid
peaceful
plagiarism
stealing another's ideas
platitude
a hackneyed remark
plausible
seemingly trustworthy or reasonable
plebian
common, relating to common people
plebiscite
vote by the people
plethora
superabundance
poignant
keen, touching
ponderous
weighty, cumbersome
portentous
prophetic of evil, omen, augur
posthumous
occurring after death
postulate
hypothesis
potent
powerful
pragmatic
practical
precarious
dangerously uncertain
precedence
going before, predecessor, antecedent
precedent
tradition established by time
preclude
render ineffectual or impossible
precocious
prematurely bright
precursor
forerunner, predecessor, harbinger
predatory
plundering
predilection
strong inclination, partiality
prehensile
grasping
prelude
introduction
premise
a statement from which a conclusion is drawn, hypothesis
proboscis
nose
proclivity
inclination, predilection, penchant
procrastinate
to put off, stall, temporize
prodigal
extravagant, lavish, wasteful
prodigious
vast, enormous
profligate
dissipated, "burned out", prodigal
profuse
lavishly overabundant, copious
progeny
offspring, one's children
prognosis
forecast, augury, prediction
prolific
highly productive or inventive, proliferate
prolix
wordy, verbose
promiscuous
undiscriminating
promulgate
make known, distribute, disseminate
propensity
inclination, preference
punctilious
very exacting, meticulous, scrupulous
pungent
biting, keen, acerbic, mordant
purge
cleanse
pusillanimous
cowardly, craven, feckless
putrid
rotting
qualm
scruple, misgiving, conscience, pang
quandary
predicament, dilemma
quash
suppress, quell, nullify, abrogate
quay
pier
quell
subdue, quash
querulous
constantly complaining, quarrelsome, captious
quiescence
quiet, tranquility, serenity
quintessence
the most perfect state of an essence
quixotic
impractical, fanciful, chimerical
raconteur
storyteller of anecdotes
redolent
aromatic, balmy, reminiscent
redoubtable
arousing fear, formidable
redress
remedy, rectify
redundant
superfluous, extraneous
refractory
stubborn, perverse, adamant
refute
disprove, rebut, repudiate
regale
entertain, charm, beguile
regimen
administration, rule, strict, discipline
relegate
assign to an inferior position, demote
relevant
on the subject, germane, apropos
remiss
neglectful, derelict
remonstrate
reason earnestly with, plead
remorse
sorrow for sin, contrition
remuneration
payment for services
renegade
traitor, turncoat, apostate
replete
filled abundantly, satiated, glutted
reticent
secretive, hesitant to speak
retort
sharp reply
retribution
compensation, pay back
retrogress
return to a former condition
ribald
low in language, vulgar, pornographic
rill
a small brook
rococo
extravagantly, ornamented, garish
roster
list of names
rostrum
public platform or pulpit dais
rotund
round
rubicund
rosy
rudimentary
basic, fundamental, A.B.C.'s
ruthless
pitiless, remorseless
saccharine
artificial
sacerdotal
priestly
sacrilegious
irreverent, blasphemous, profane
sagacity
wisdom, acumen
salacious
highly indecent, ribald
salient
jutting out, prominent
sanctimonious
outwardly religious, fake holiness
sanction
approval
sangfroid
composure, keeping "cool"
sanguinary
bloody, gory
sanguine
cheerful, hopeful, red, optimistic
sardonic
sneering, cynical
sartorial
pertaining to clothes and styling
satiate
satisfy fully
saturnine
habitually solemn, morose, somber
savor
relish, taste, enjoy
saw
a saying, adage, cliché
scintilla
sparkle, radiate
senile
aged
sententious
meaningful
serried
packed close
sever
disunite, disconnect
shibboleth
watchword, password, slogan
sidle
move sideways
simulate
pretend, feign
sinecure
a position not requiring much work
sinister
evil
sinuous
winding, s-shaped, serpentine
sleazy
flimsy, tawdry, cheap, "glitzy"
slovenly
untidy
solicitous
anxious, concerned, interested in
somatic
physical
somber
melancholy
somnolent
sleepy
splenetic
melancholy, morose, saturnine
sporadic
scattered, intermittent
spurious
not genuine, bogus, counterfeit, apocryphal
squalid
filthy
stagnant
static, not moving
staid
very grave, serious, somber, stately
stalwart
brave, intrepid
stentorian
loud voice tone
stigma
blemish
stigmatize
brand, characterize badly
stoic
indifferent to pain or pleasure
strident
harsh-sounding noise, blatant, "sever"
stringent
strict, austere, regimented
stultify
render foolish
suave
polished in manner, sophisticated, "urbane"
subterfuge
deceitful evasion, ruse, artifice
sully
dirty, mar, stigmatize
superannuated
very old, archaic, antediluvian
supercilious
arrogantly proud, haughty, pompous
supine
on one's back
supple
flexible in body, mind
suppress
repress
surfeit
fill to excess, glut, satiate
surmise
guess, suppose, supposal
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, furtive, covert
syllogism
three sentences in logical sequence
synchronize
agree in time
synthesis
combination of parts into a whole
sycophant
service flatterer
taciturn
habitually silent, reticent, laconic
talisman
a charm
tangible
actual, touchable
temper
moderate
temporal
pertaining to earthly matters
temporize
avoid committing oneself
tenacious
unyielding
tentative
experimental, provisional
tenuous
slender margin, nebulous
tepid
lukewarm
terrestrial
earthly, mundane
terse
to the point, laconic, pithy, succinct, concise
testy
easily angered
tether
fasten by rope
therapeutic
curative
timorous
fearful, wary, circumspect
tirade
a long speech of abuse, harangue
torpid
listless, phlegmatic, sluggish, lethargic
toxic
poisonous, noxious
transient
temporary, intransigent
transitory
passing quickly, ephemeral
transmute
change form
travesty
ludicrous or burlesque treatment of a subject
trenchant
keen-edged, mordant, incisive
trepidation
agitation from fear
trite
stale, commonplace, hackneyed, banal
turgid
swollen, prolix
turpitude
baseness, depravity
tyro
beginner, novice, neophyte
ubiquitous
existing everywhere, omnipresent
umbrage
hurt pride
unconscionable
unreasonable, uninfluenced by conscience
uncouth
coarse person
unremitting
without stopping, incessant
unwonted
unaccustomed
vacillate
waver, hesitate
vacuous
vacant, inane
vagary
whim, caprice
vapid
tasteless, trite, pedestrian, insipid
vassal
slave
veracity
truthfulness
verbose
wordy, voluble, prolix, redundant
vernacular
common speech, argot, cant, sland
versatile
able to do many things
vestige
a trace, shred, scintillate
vicarious
sharing another's experiences
vicissitudes
changes in fortune
vigilant
watchful
vilify
debase, besmirch, make a "villain"
vindicate
clear of blame, exonerate
vindictive
revengeful, implacable, remorseless
viscous
sticky
vitiate
destroy effectiveness, nullify
vituperation
scolding language
vociferous
clamorous, blatant
volatile
changeable, fickle, mercurial
volition
voluntary
voluable
talkative, loquacious, garrulous
voracious
greedy, avaricious, covetous
vulnerable
conquerable
wan
pale
wane
decrease, abate, mitigate
wanton
unchecked, uncontrolled
wary
cautious, circumspect
wastrel
spendthrift, prodigal, profligate
waylay
to lie in wait for
wheedle
cajole, entice, beguile, lure
abrasive
harsh, rough in manner
absolve
to forgive, free from blame
acrimony
bitterness, animosity
aesthete
cultivator of beauty, art, and nature
affectation
pretension, false display
alacrity
cheerful willingness, eagerness
amalgamation
consolidation of smaller parts
anachronistic
from incorrect time period
anthropocentrism
interpreting reality entirely based on human values
arable
suitable for cultivation
archaic
antiquated, outdated
archetypal
representing an ideal example of a type
avant-garde
radically new or original
berate
to scold harshly
bilk
to defraud, swindle
disputant
someone in an argument
ebb
to fade away, to recede
elocutionist
trained public speaker
emend
to correct a text
enervate
to weaken, to sap strength
epistolary
associated with letter writing
ethos
beliefs or character of a group
exalt
to glorify or honor
expedite
to speed up the progress of
extol
to praise
feral
wild, brutish
filibustering
use dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent legislation
firebrand
one who stirs up trouble
flippancy
casualness, inappropriate, pertness
garish
gaudy, glaring
gerrymandering
to divide into special groups for political advantage
gourmand
glutton; lover of fine food
hodgepodge
jumble; mixture of assorted objects
impenitent
lacking appropriate remorse
indecorous
improper, lacking good taste
indeterminate
vague, unknown, imprecise
ineffable
indescribable, inexpressible
inexorable
inflexible, unyielding
insular
isolated, provincial
intemperate
immoderate, extreme
interlocutor
someone taking part in a dialogue
intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to reconcile
iridescent
showing lustrous colors
irresolute
undecided, indecisive, fickle
jaded
tired by excess of overuse
pantomime
communication through gestures
pathos
poignancy
penitent
repentant, remorse
potentate
monarch or powerful ruler
precept
principle; law
prepossessing
attractive, engaging, appealing
proliferate
propagate, reproduce, enlarge
quaint
charmingly strange
quip
clever, witty joke
reactionary
extreme conservatism
reprieve
postponement of punishment, relief from danger
revelry
boisterous
rhapsody
emotional literary or musical work
sacrosanct
sacred
scrupulous
restrained; honest; careful and precise
serendipity
habit of making fortunate discoveries by chance
subsist
stay alive, survive
sully
soil, strain, tarnish, taint
surrogate
a substitute
tangential
digressing, diverting
thicket
dense bushes
toady
flatterer, hanger on, yes-man
touchstone
standard for excellence
tremulous
trembling, quivering, fearful
trove
collection of valuable items
truculent
fierce scathing, disposed to fight
unfetter
to free from restrictions
unscrupulous
devoid of honor, unethical
urbane
courteous, refined, suave
utilitarian
efficient, functional, useful
acrimonious
biting, sharp, pungent
acumen
insight, astuteness, discernment
adamant
persistent, stubborn, obdurate
admonition
gentle rebuke, chide, scold, reprimand
adulation
excessive praise, encomiums
adventuous
happening by chance, fortuitous
adversary
opponent
adeon
age
aesthetic
pertaining to the beautiful, artistic
affable
sociable, gregarious, complaisant
affinity
liking, preference
affluent
prosperous, opulent
aggravate
make worse, intensity, exacerbate
aggregate
total, to form into a mass or whole
agnostic
one who says that humans cannot understand the nature of humanity and the world
arduous
difficult
argot
slang, cant, vernacular, jargon
aroma
scent, smell, redolent, fragrant
arrogance
proud and offensive self-esteem, haughtiness
articulate
eloquent
artless
frank, without cunning
ascetic
self-denying, abstemious, austere
ascribe
attitude
askance
distrustfully
askew
turned to one side
asperity
harshness, severity in temper, acerbity
assiduous
attentive, diligent, meticulous, zealous
assuage
soften, alleviate
astral
pertaining to the stars
astute
shrewd, wily, discerning
egregious
outstanding, flagrant
ejaculate
exclaim
elicit
draw forth, elucidate a response
emaciated
haggard, gaunt, wan
emanate
issue forth, arise frm
embezzle
steal
emollient
softener, water conditioner
emolument
payment, tip, salary, fee
empirical
experimental, research results
emulate
try to excel or equal
encomium
praise, accolade, compliment
engender
cause, instill, beget
enhance
increase, augment, supplant
enigma
puzzle, anomaly, obscurity
enjoin
prohibit, ban
ephemeral
short-lived, temporary, evanescent
epicure
lover of luxurious living
blasphemy
irreverence, sacrilege
blatant
noisy, raucous, vociferous
blithe
cheerful, blissful, jocose
bogus
not genuine, spurious, specious
bombastic
pompous in language, pretentious
bounty
generosity, munificence
bowdlerize
remove offensive portions in a book, censor
braggadocio
unjustified boasting, bragging
brusque
abrupt, curt
bucolic
pertaining to the country, pastoral, rustic
buffoon
clown
bumptious
boldly conceited, arrogant, boorish
buttress
support or prop up
coerce
compel, force
cogent
strongly persuasive or compelling
cogitate
ponder or consider deeply, think
cognizant
aware
collaborate
work together
comely
pleasant to look at
commodious
roomy
compatible
agreeable, consistent, congruent
compendium
summary, book
complacent
self-satisfied, smug
complaisant
complying, courteous, acquiescent
compunction
complying, courteous, acquiescent
con
read carefully
concatenation
series, linking
conclave
a secret conference
careen
tip over
carouse
revel
castigate
punish orally, scold, chide, reprove
cataclysm
upheaval
catholic
tolerant, universal
caustic
biting, bitter, sarcastic, acerbic
cavil
find petty fault, carp
celerity
speed, accelerate
celibate
one who is not married
chaos
confusion
charlatan
pretender of knowledge, quack, impostor
cherubic
angelic
chafe
irritate
chalice
cup
chastise
punish, castigate, admonish
chauvinist
extreme nationalist, jingoist
culinary
pertaining to the kitchen
culmination
highest point, acme, zenith, apex
culpable
guilty
cumbrous
burdensome, ponderous
cupidity
greed
cursory
hasty, superficial
curtail
shorten, abbreviate
cynical
sneering, sarcastic, untrusting
cynosure
center of attention
dearth
scarcity, paucity
debacle
collapse
decorum
propriety, proper conduct
decrepit
dilapidated, infirm
defection
desertion
deference
submission to another's will or opinion
detergent
cleansing agent
deviate
wander from the usual course, digress
devious
indirect, crooked, artful, guildeful
dexterous
skillful, adroit, adept
diabolic
fiendish, devilish, heinous
diagnosis
explanation resulting from a careful study of facts
diatribe
an abusive speech, tirade, harangue
dichotomy
division of two parts
dictum
authoritative statement
didactic
instructive
diffident
shy, unpretentious, lax
dilatory
delaying
dilemma
a perplexing situation
dilettante
amateur, dabbler
dirge
funeral song
discerning
having keen insight, astute
discomfiture
disappointment, embarrasment