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fruition (noun)

attainment of anything desired; realization if good results; consummation; fulfillment

extrude (transitive verb)

force, press or push out; shape by forcing through dies

gauntlet (noun)

a glove to defend the hand from wounds

Trilogy (noun)

a series of three dramas or literary works

Predatory (adjective)

characterized by plundering

Unassuaged (adjective)

not eased or lessened as heat, pain, or grief

Natal (adjective)

native; pertaining to one's birth

Frustrate (transitive verb)

bring to nothing; defeat; nullify

Translucent (adjective)

shining or glowing through; admitting passage of light

Predilection (noun)

a prepossession in favor of something; predisposition to choose or like

Cuisine (noun)

the kitchen or cooking department; style of cooking

Censure (noun)

judgement involving condemnation; an official reprimand

Censure (transitive verb)

find fault with; criticize as worthy of blame

Swarthy (adjective)

being of a dark color or complexion

Deviate (intransitive verb)

turn aside from a course; to stray as from a standard or topic

Deviate (transitive verb)

cause to turn from a previous course

Mercenary (adjective)

serving solely for pay

Mercenary (noun)

one who acts solely for pray

Natation (noun)

act or art of swimming

Unassuming (adjective)

modest or retiring

Fulminate (intransitive verb)

explode suddenly and violently

Gazette (noun)

a newspaper; an official journal

Transmute (transitive verb)

change or alter in form, appearance or nature (especially to a higher form)

Transmute (intransitive verb)

undergo transformation

Arch (root)

first; chief; rule; govern

Anarchy (noun)

absence of a ruler; disorder

Patriarch (noun)

paternal leader of a family or group

Matriarch (noun)

woman who rules a family or group

Hierarchy (noun)

classification by rank

Archives (noun)

organized body of records of an organization

Carnal (adjective)

of the body or flesh; opposed to spiritual; specifically sexual

Restive (adjective)

stubbornly resisting control or guidance, e.g., of a horse; balky; hence, unmanageable; uneasy; fidgeting about

Disingenuous (adjective)

not frank and candid; also deceptively simple

Replenish (transitive verb)

stock again, especially after having been emptied

Equivocate (transitive verb)

use equivocal language, especially with intent to deceive

Remonstrate (transitive verb)

say or plead in protest or reproof

Remonstrate (intransitive verb)

present and urge reasons in opposition, as to an act, measure, or any proceedings

Vestige (noun)

a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something lost or no longer existent; a small, degenerate, or imperfectly developed part or organ which has been more fully developed in an earlier stage or in a past generation

Repugnance (noun)

extreme dislike or aversion; deep-rooted antagonism; in logic, inconsistency, incompatibility, incongruity (e.g., repugnance between gospel narratives)

Destitute (adjective)

bereft or not in possession (of something necessary or desirable); lacking; in condition of extreme want

Repercussion (noun)

a driving back or being driven back; reverberation

Obnoxious (adjective)

offensive; objectionable

Verbatim (adverb/adjective)

word for word; in the same words

Entice (transitive verb)

draw on exciting hope or desire; allure; attract; tempt; seduce

Acclaim (transitive verb)

applaud; declare or proclaim by acclamation; shout; call out loudly, as acclaim my joy

Turbulence (noun)

a situation or event characterization by tumult

Execrable (adjective)

detestable; very bad; abominable

Carousal (noun)

a jovial feast or festival; a riotous drinking party

Remiss (adjective)

negligent; careless; showing neglect or inattention

Dilate (transitive verb)

enlarge or extend in size or bulk

Venturous (adjective)

courting danger; ready to meet risks; daring; bold

Anthrop (root)

human being

Philanthropy (noun)

the act of helping people by aid or donations

Misanthropy (noun)

hatred of human kind

Anthropology (noun)

scientific study of the origin, cultural development and behavior of humans

Anthropomorphism (noun)

the ascribing of human characteristics to animals

Anthropocentric (adjective)

regarding humankind as the center of the universe

Ostentatious (adjective)

characterized by or fond of unnecessary display

Tacit (adjective)

unspoken; silent, but implied

Rectify (transitive verb)

amend; correct; set right

Ulterior (adjective)

intentionally kept concealed

Artisan (noun)

a craftsman; a person manually skilled in making a particular product

Distend (transitive verb)

enlarge or swell from internal pressure

Distend (intransitive verb)

become extended or swollen

Banal (adjective)

uninteresting or lifeless; commonplace; lacking originality

Palliate (transitive verb)

cause a mistake or offense to appear less serious; cover up excuses

Supercilious (adjective)

haughtily disdainful or contemptuous

Raucous (adjective)

hoarse; disagreeably harsh

Protagonist (noun)

leading character in a play or novel

Ludicrous (adjective)

amusingly ridiculous

Intrepid (adjective)


Impromptu (adjective)

made or done without previous preparation

Transient (adjective)

passing especially quickly into and out of existence; temporary

Chivalrous (adjective)

marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy, especially toward women

Ascertain (transitive verb)

determine; find out with certainty

Diurnal (adjective)

daily; happening each day

Pandemonium (noun)

the abode of all demons; wild uproar, confusion

Surreptitious (adjective)

secret and unauthorized

Cid, Cis (root)

cut; kill

Incision (noun)

a cut; a gash

Concise (adjective)

succinct; saying much in a few words

Excision (noun)

act of cutting out or removing

Homicide (noun)


Incisor (noun)

tooth for cutting food; one of eight front teeth in humans

Eulogistic (adjective)

relating to a speech of writing in high praise of someone or something

Repudiate (transitive verb)

disown; refuse to have anything to do with; reject as untrue or unjust

Carnivorous (adjective)

feeding on animal tissue

Vehement (adjective)

marked by strong feeling; forcibly expressed

Devout (adjective)

expression devotion, generally to religious practices; sincere; warmly devoted

Repellent (adjective)

serving or tending to drive away; arousing disgust

Ennui (noun)

a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction; boredom

Verdant (adjective)

green with growing plants; unripe in experience or judgment

Carrion (noun)

dead and decaying flesh

Carte Blanche (noun)

full discretionary power; power of free decision, choice, judgement

Diminution (noun)

the act, process, or an instance of diminishing

Remedial (adjective)

intended to remedy or to improve

Venerate (transitive verb)

regard with reverential respect or with worshipful admiration

Defer (transitive verb)

put off; delay; delegate to another

Defer (intransitive verb)

submit; yield (as to another's wishes, opinion, or governance)

Adage (noun)

a saying, often in metaphorical form, that embodies a common observation

Ensue (intransitive verb)

come after time or as a result; follow

Zenith (noun)

the highest point; the cumulation point

Hypothetical (adjective)

assumed; depending on supposition

Superficial (adjective)

concerned only with the obvious or apparent; without substance

Disparage (transitive verb)

lower in esteem; belittle; speak slightly about

Cred (root)

believe; trust

Incredible (adjective)

hard to believe

Credential (noun)

something that recommends confidence in one

Credence (noun)

belief; faith; trust

Credulous (adjective)

gullible; too easily deceived

Creditable (adjective)

praiseworthy; commendable

Preeminent (adjective)

above others; prominent; superior

Unbridled (adjective)

unrestrained; violent

Nauseous (adjective)

sickening; affecting or affected with extreme disgust

Fulsome (adjective)

offensively excessive or insincere; exceeding in bounds of good taste

Tremor (noun)

a trembling (from disease or weakness); a feeling of uncertainty or anxiety

Functionary (noun)

one charged with the performance of a specific function

Prefatory (adjective)

located in front; preliminary; relating to or constituting a preface

Uncanny (adjective)

seeming to have a supernatural character or origin; eerie; dangerous

Nave (noun)

the main body of a church; the hub of a wheel

Baffle (transitive verb)

check or defeat by confusing or puzzling; frustrate the efforts of; check or break the flow of

Exhilarating (noun)

feeling or state of being excited, stimulated, invigorated

Rasping (adjective)

grating; scraping; raucous

Proponent (noun)

one who argues in favor of something; one who makes a proposal

Redundant (adjective)

exceeding what is necessary or normal; containing something excessive

Desultory (adjective)

marked by lack of a definite plan; aimless; without order or rational connection

Meringue (noun)

a delicate mixture of beaten egg white and powdered sugar, used as an icing or made into small cakes that are quickly browned

Unwitting (adjective)

not knowing; unaware; unintentional

Bludgeon (noun)

a short clublike weapon with one end loaded or thicker than the other

Bludgeon (transitive verb)

hit with heavy impact; overcome by aggressive argument

Toady (noun)

one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors (a toadeater)

Mete (transitive verb)

assign by measure; allot

Fid (root)

trusty; faith; faithful

Fidelity (noun)

loyalty; faithfulness; allegiance

Perfidy (noun)

treachery; betrayal; disloyalty

Diffident (adjective)

shy; lacking in self-condfidence

Fiduciary (adjective)

holding in trust (money or estate)

Affidavit (noun)

written statement sworn to be true

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