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abstract
considered apart
acquiesce
accept or comply
adroit
skillful
advocate
support
aesthetic
artistic
affirmation
assertion
alienate
estrange
aloof
detached
altruistic
charitable
amass
accumulate
ambiguous
enigmatic, mysterious
ambivalence
simultaneous attraction and repulsion
ameliorate
improve
amend
correct, enhance
amity
cordiality
amorphous
formless
analogous
alike
anarchist
believe in no government
antagonistic
hostile
antithesis
opposite
apathy
indifference
ferment
n. agitation, unrest, excitement, commotion
solder
v. to join closely and intimately
posture
v. to act in an affected or artificial manner
extricate
v. to free or release from entanglement
flange
n. a projecting ring, collar, or rim formed to give additional support
lugubrious
adj. mournful, dismal or gloomy
treatise
n. a formal and systematic exposition of a subject
provident
adj. having or showing foresight
benison
n. a blessing
apposite
adj. suitable, well-adapted, pertinent
impute
v. to attribute or ascribe
presage
v. a presentiment or foreboding; something that portends
vicissitude
n. a change, alternation, or variation in conditions or over a course
plurality
n. fact of being numerous
earnest
adj. serious in intention, purpose, or effort--n. potion of something, given as pledge or reminder
vertiginous
adj. whirling; spinning; rotary
protean
adj. readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable
fastidious
adj. requiring or characterized by excessive care or delicacy; painstaking
coarse
adj. lacking delicacy, taste, or refinement; unpolished
adroit
adj. expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body
lash
v. to attack, scold, or punish severely with words
ungainly
adj. not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy
quaint
adj. having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; slightly picturesque
striae
n. a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement
colonnade
n. a series of regularly spaced columns supporting an entablature and usually one side of a roof
arcade
n. an arched or covered passageway, usually with shops on each side
signal
adj. unusual; notable; outstanding
maelstrom
n. a restless, disordered, or tumultuous state of affairs
tumult
n. a highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling; turbulent mental or emotional disturbance
indolent
adj. having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful
sententious
adj. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims
traduce
v. to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame
expurgate
v. to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness
choleric
adj. extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible
opulence
n. wealth, riches, or affluence; abundance
pulchritude
n. physical beauty, comeliness
feline
adj. sly, stealthy, or treacherous
ragamuffin
n. a ragged, disreputable person; tatterdemalion
dandy
n. a man who is excessively concerned about his clothes and appearance; a fop
impious
adj. not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God
putative
adj. commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed
languid
adj. lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow
recidivism
n. repeated or habitual relapse; as in crime
turgid
adj. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic
recondite
adj. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter
turbid
adj. not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment; confused, muddled, disturbed
carp
v. (w/obj) to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil
anathema
n. imprecation; a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction
categorical
adj. without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional
captious
adj. apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding
appease
pacify
apprehension
comprehension, concern
arbitrary
domineering, random
arrogance
superiority
articulate
eloquent
ascendancy
supremacy
ascetic
self denial
assesment
appraisal
assuage
alleviate
astute
sharp, shrewd
asylum
shelter
atrophy
waste away
augment
increase
austerity
severe
banal
common, stale
belittle
diminish, disparage
belligerent
argumentative
benevolent
charitable
benign
gentle
diligence
perservering
diminution
diminishing
discerning
revealing
discordant
inharmonious
discretion
being discreet, your choice
discriminating
judicious
discursive
digressive, roundabout
disdain
contempt, scorn
disinclination
reluctance
disparage
belittle
disparity
contrast
dispassionate
impartial
dispel
dissipate
disperse
scatter
disputation
debate
disseminate
spread
dissent
differ in opinion
dissonance
discord
divergent
branch, separate
diverse
unlike
diversion
deviation
document
furnish evidence
dogmatic
positiveness in stating opinion especially when unwanted/arrogant
dubious
questionable
eccentric
strange
effervesence
bubbly
elaboration
development
elated
euphoric
eloquence
articulateness
elusive
evasive
endorse
support
engender
create
enhance
improve
enigmatic
ambiguous, obscure
equivocal
misleading
erratic
having no fixed course
erroneous
incorrect
esteem
admire
evasive
elusive
exacerbate
make more violent, bitter
exalt
glorify
execute
accomplish
exhaustive
thorough
expedient
advantageous
expedite
speed up
explicit
clear and precise
exploit
use unfairly
extol
praise highly
extraneous
irrelevant
fledgling
young bird
fluctuate
unsteady
foresight
look into future
frivolity
insignificant
furtive
sneaky
garbled
distort meaning of
glutton
eats to excess
gravity
severity
grudging
reluctant to give
guile
deceitful
gullible
naive
hamper
hinder
haphazard
disorderly
haughtiness
arrogance
heed
attention
hindrance
impede
humility
humble
hypocritical
insincere
hypothetical
theoretical
Evanescent
(adj.) tending to disappear like vapor, vanishing
Evince
show clearly
Exact
(v.) to demand, call for, require, take
Exchequer
treasury
Excoriate
(v.) to censure scathingly, to upbraid
Exculpate
(v.) exonerate; to clear of blame
Execrable
abhorrent
Execrate
(v.) denounce, feel loathing for, curse, declare to be evil
Exegesis
(n.) critical examination, explication
Exigent
(adj.) urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
Exiguous
very small
Expatiate
talk at length
Expiate
(v.) to atone or make amends for
Expletive
1) obscene word &/OR 2) a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
Expostulate
reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
Expurgate
remove offensive passages
Extant
in existence
Extemporaneous
(adj.) improvised; done without preparation
Extirpate
(v.) to destroy, exterminate, cut out, exscind
Facetious
(adj.) playful; humorous, cleverly amusing in tone
Facilitate
make less difficult
Factitious
artificial, sham
Factotum
handyman
Fallacious
misleading
Fallow
dormant; unused
Fatuous
(adj.) silly, inanely foolish
Fawn
(v.) to flatter or praise excessively
Fecund
fertile; fruitful; productive
Felicitous
(adj.) apt; suitably expressed, well chosen, apropos; delightful
Fell
(adj.) inhumanely cruel, (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Fell (Adj.)
cruel, deadly
Fetid
(adj.) stinking, having a bad smell
Fiat
arbitrary order
Fidelity
loyalty
Filibuster
(n.) intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
Finesse
to handle deceptively, evasively
Firebrand
hothead, troublemaker
Fissure
crevice
Flag
(v.) to sag or droop, to become spiritless, to decline:
Floe
mass of floating ice
Florid
ruddish, flowery
Flout
reject, mock
Fluvial
(adj) of or relating to or happening in, a RIVER
Foment
to arouse or incite
Ford
place where river can be crossed on foot
Fortuitous
happening by chance
Forward
stubbornly obstinate
Fracas
loud quarrel
Fractious
(adj.) quarrelsome, rebellious, unruly, cranky
Frenetic
frantic; frenzied
Freshet
sudden flood
Frigate
(n.) a medium size, fast warship with many guns
Frowzy
slovenly, unkempt
Frugality
tending to be thrifty or cheap
Fulcrum
support on which a lever rests
Fulminate
(v.) to loudly attack or denounce
Fulminate (Against)
thunder, explode
Fulsome
disgustingly excessive
Furtive
secret, stealthy
Gaff (Not Gaffe)
hook, fishing spear
Gainsay
(v.) to deny, dispute, contradict, oppose
Gambol
(v.) to skip about playfully, to frolic
Garner
to gather and store
Garrulous
(adj.) pointlessly talkative, talking too much
Gestation
growth process from conception to birth
Gibbet
gallows
Gibe
mock
Glower
to glare or stare angrily and intensely
Gnathonic
flatteringly deceitful; sycophantic
Goad
(n./v.) a driving impulse; to push into action
Gossamer
sheer, light, delicate
Gradation
process occurring by regular degrees or stages; variation in color
Grandiloquence (Adj. Form: Grandiloquent)
(n.) pompous speech or expression
Grandiloquent
bombastic
Greengage
(n.) sweet, greenish-yellow plum
Gregarious
(adj.) sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people
Grievous
causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing
Grouse
to complain or grumble
Grovel
to humble oneself in a demeaning way
Guerdon
(n.) reward. by 1366, reward, recompense (now only poetic)
Gustatory
affecting sense of taste
Guy
(n/v) a rope, cord or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a ___:
Hackneyed
(adj.) rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
Halcyon
(adj.) calm and peaceful
Hapless
unfortunate; having bad luck
Harangue
(v./n.) to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech
Harrow
(v.) to distress, create stress or torment
Harrowing
terrifying
Harry
(V.) raid, attack
Hawser
large rope (ties ship to dock)
Hegemony
(n.) the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
Hermetic
magical, tightly sealed
Heterodox
(adj.) unorthodox, heretical, iconoclast
Hew
cut to pieces with an ax or sword
Hirsute
(adj.) hairy, shaggy
Histrionic
exaggerated behavior for effect
Hoary
very old; whitish or gray from age
Homily
(n.) a sermon or morally instructive lecture; a platitude
Homology
Similarity in characteristics resulting from a shared ancestry
Hortatory
encouraging, exhorting, calling to action
Hoyden
a boisterous girl, a tomboy
Hummock
small hill, hillock
Husband
to manage economically; to use sparingly
Husbandry
frugality, agriculture
Hyperbole (Adj. Form: Hyperbolic)
(n.) an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
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