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Barron's 800 High-Frequency GRE Word List

Barron's 800 High-Frequency GRE Word List
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ABATE
TO DECREASE; REDUCE
ABDICATE
TO GIVE UP A POSITION, RIGHT, OR POWER
ABERRANT
DEVIATING FROM WHAT IS NORMAL
ABEYANCE
TEMPORARY SUPPRESSION OR SUSPENSION
ABJECT
MISERABLE; PITIFUL
ABJURE
TO REJECT; ABANDON FORMALLY
ABSCISSION
N. THE ACT OF CUTTING; THE NATURAL SEPARATION OF A LEAF OR OTHER PART OF A PLANT, V. TO CUT OFF OR AWAY (ABSCISE)
ABSCOND
TO DEPART SECRETLY
ABSTEMIOUS
MODERATE IN APPETITE
ABSTINENCE
THE GIVING UP OF CERTAIN PLEASURES
ABYSMAL
VERY BAD
ACCRETION
GROWTH IN SIZE OR INCREASE IN AMOUNT
ACCRUE
TO ACCUMULATE; GROW BY ADDITIONS
ADAMANT
UNCOMPROMISING; UNYIELDING
ADJUNCT
SOMETHING ADDED, ATTACHED, OR JOINED
ADMONISH
TO CAUTION OR REPRIMAND
ADULTERATE
TO CORRUPT OR MAKE IMPURE
AESTHETIC
ADJ. RELATING TO BEAUTY OR ART, N. A CONCEPTION OF WHAT IS ARTISTICALLY BEAUTIFUL
AFFECTED
PRETENTIOUS, PHONY
AFFINITY
FONDNESS; LIKING; SIMILARITY
AGGRANDIZE
TO MAKE LARGER OR GREATER
AGGREGATE
ADJ. AMOUNTING TO A WHOLE; TOTAL, V. TO COLLECT INTO A MASS, N. COLLECTIVE MASS OR SUM
ALACRITY
CHEERFUL WILLINGNESS; EAGERNESS; SPEED
ALCHEMY
MEDIEVAL CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY BASED ON CHANGING METAL INTO GOLD; A SEEMINGLY MAGICAL POWER OR PROCESS OF TRANSMUTATION
ALLAY
TO LESSEN; EASE; SOOTHE
ALLEVIATE
TO RELIEVE; IMPROVE PARTIALLY
ALLOY
A COMBINATION; A MIXTURE OF TWO OR MORE METALS
ALLURE
THE POWER TO ENTICE BY CHARM
AMALGAMATE
TO COMBINE INTO A UNIFIED WHOLE
AMBIGUOUS
UNCLEAR OR DOUBTFUL IN MEANING
AMBIVALENCE
THE STATE OF HAVING CONFLICTING EMOTIONAL ATTITUDES
AMBROSIA
SOMETHING DELICIOUS; THE FOOD OF THE GODS
AMELIORATE
TO IMPROVE
AMENABLE
AGREEABLE; COOPERATIVE; SUITED
AMENITY
SOMETHING THAT INCREASES COMFORT
AMULET
ORNAMENT WORN AS A CHARM AGAINST EVIL SPIRITS
ANACHRONISM
SOMETHING OUT OF THE PROPER TIME
ANALGESIC
MEDICATION THAT REDUCES OR ELIMATES PAIN
ANALOGOUS
ADJ. COMPARABLE, N. A SIMILARITY IN SOME WAYS BETWEEN THINGS THAT ARE OTHERWISE DISSIMILAR (ANALOGY)
ANARCHY
N. ABSENCE OF GOVERNMENT; STATE OF DISORDER, ADJ. LACKING ORDER OR CONTROL (ANARCHIC)
ANODYNE
N. SOMETHING THAT CALMS OR SOOTHES PAIN, ADJ. RELAXING, OR CAPABLE OF SOOTHING PAIN
ANOMALOUS
IRREGULAR; DEVIATING FROM THE NORM
ANTECEDENT
SOMETHING THAT COMES BEFORE
ANTEDILUVIAN
PREHISTORIC
ANTIPATHY
DISLIKE; HOSTILITY
APATHY
INDIFFERENCE
APEX
THE HIGHEST POINT
APOGEE
THE POINT IN AN ORBIT MOST DISTANT FROM THE BODY BEING ORBITED; THE HIGHEST POINT
APOTHEGM
A TERSE, WITTY SAYING
APPEASE
TO CALM; PACIFY; PLACATE
APPELLATION
NAME
APPOSITE
STRINKINGLY APPROPRIATE AND RELEVANT
APPRISE
TO INFORM
APPROBATION
PRAISE; APPROVAL
APPROPRIATE
TO TAKE POSSESSION FOR ONE'S OWN USE; CONFISCATE
APROPOS
RELEVANT
ARABESQUE
ORNATE DESIGN FEATURING INTERTWINED CURVES; A BALLET POSITION IN WHICH ONE LEG IS EXTENDED IN BACK WHILE THE OTHER SUPPORTS THE WEIGHT OF THE BODY
ARCHEOLOGY
THE STUDY OF MATERIAL EVIDENCE OF PAST HUMAN LIFE
ARDOR
GREAT EMOTION OR PASSION
ARDUOUS
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT; LABORIOUS
ARGOT
A SPECIALIZED VOCABULARY USED BY A GROUP
ARREST
TO STOP; TO SEIZE
ARTIFACT
ITEM MADE BY HUMAN CRAFT
ARTLESS
GUILELESS; NATURAL
ASCETIC
N. ONE WHO PRACTICES SELF-DENIAL, ADJ. SELF-DENYING OR AUSTERE
ASPERITY
SEVERITY; HARSHNESS; IRRITABILITY
ASPERSION
SLANDER; FALSE RUMOR
ASSIDUOUS
DILIGENT; HARD-WORKING
ASSUAGE
TO MAKE LESS SEVERE
ASTRINGENT
HARSH; SEVERE
ASYLUM
PLACE OF REFUGE OR SHELTER
ATAVISM
IN BIOLOGY, THE REAPPEARANCE OF A CHARACTERISTIC IN AN ORGANISM AFTER SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF ABSENCE; INDIVIDUAL OR A PART THAT EXHIBITS ATAVISM; RETURN OF A TRAIT AFTER A PERIOD OF ABSENCE
ATTENUATE
TO WEAKEN
AUDACIOUS
BOLD; DARING
AUSTERE
STERN; UNADORNED
AUTONOMOUS
SELF-GOVERNING; INDEPENDENT
AVARICE
GREED
AVER
TO AFFIRM; DECLARE TO BE TRUE
AVOCATION
SECONDARY OCCUPATION
AVUNCULAR
LIKE AN UNCLE, BENEVOLENT AND TOLERANT
AXIOMATIC
TAKEN FOR GRANTED
BACCHANALIAN
PERTAINING TO RIOTOUS OR DRUNKEN FESTIVITY; PERTAINING TO REVELRY
BANAL
COMMONPLACE; TRITE
BANTER
PLAYFUL CONVERSATION
BARD
POET
BAWDY
OBSCENE
BEATIFY
TO SANCTIFY; TO BLESS; TO ASCRIBE A VIRTUE TO
BEDIZEN
TO DRESS IN A VULGAR; SHOWY MANNER
BEHEMOTH
HUGE CREATURE; ANYTHING VERY LARGE AND POWERFUL
BELIE
TO CONTRADICT; MISREPRESENT; GIVE A FALSE IMPRESSION
BENEFICENT
KINDLY; DOING GOOD
BIFURCATE
TO DIVIDE INTO TWO PARTS
BLANDISHMENT
N. FLATTERY, V. TO COAX WITH FLATTERY (BLANDISH)
BLASE
BORED BECAUSE OF FREQUENT INDULGENCE; UNCONCERNED
BOLSTER
TO GIVE A BOOST TO; PROP UP; SUPPORT
BOMBASTIC
POMPOUS; USING INFLATED LANGUAGE
BOORISH
RUDE; INSENSITIVE
BOVINE
COWLIKE
BRAZEN
BOLD; SHAMELESS
BROACH
TO MENTION FOR THE FIRST TIME
BUCOLIC
CHARACTERISTIC OF THE COUNTRYSIDE; RUSTIC; PASTORAL
BURGEON
TO FLOURISH
BURNISH
TO POLISH
BUTTRESS
TO REINFORCE; SUPPORT
CACOPHONOUS
UNPLEASANT OR HARSH-SOUNDING
CADGE
TO BEG; SPONGE
CALLOUS
THICK-SKINNED; INSENSITIVE
CALUMNY
FALSE AND MALICIOUS ACCUSATION; SLANDER
CANARD
FALSE, DELIBERATELY MISLEADING STORY
CANON
AN ESTABLISHED PRINCIPLE; A BASIS OR STANDARD FOR JUDGMENT; A GROUP OF LITERARY WORKS
CANT
INSINCERE TALK; LANGUAGE OF A PARTICULAR GROUP
CANTANKEROUS
IRRITABLE; ILL-HUMORED
CAPRICIOUS
ADJ. FICKLE, N. INCLINATION TO CHANGE ONE'S MIND COMPULSIVELY
CAPTIOUS
FAULTFINDING; INTENDED TO ENTRAP, AS IN AN ARGUMENT
CARDINAL
OF FOREMOST IMPORTANCE
CARNAL
OF THE FLESH OR BODY; RELATED TO PHYSICAL APPETITES
CARPING
TO FIND FAULT; COMPLAIN
CARTOGRAPHY
SCIENCE OF MAKING MAPS
CASTE
ANY OF THE HEREDITARY SOCIAL CLASSES OF HINDU SOCIETY; SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
CASTIGATION
PUNISHMENT; CHASTISEMENT; CRITICISM
CATACLYSM
A VIOLENT UPHEAVAL THAT CAUSES GREAT DESTRUCTION AND CHANGE
CATALYST
SOMETHING CAUSING CHANGE
CATEGORICAL
ABSOLUTE; WITHOUT EXCEPTION
CAUCUS
SMALLER GROUP WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION
CAUSAL
INVOLVING A CAUSE
CAUSTIC
SARCASTICALLY BITING; BURNING
CELESTIAL
CONCERNING THE SKY OR HEAVENS; SUBLIME
CENTRIFUGAL
MOVING AWAY FROM A CENTER
CENTRIPETAL
MOVING OR DIRECTED TOWARD A CENTER
CHAMPION
TO DEFEND OR SUPPORT
CHASTEN
TO CORRECT BY PUNISHMENT OR REPROOF; TO RESTRAIN OR SUBDUE
CHICANERY
TRICKERY; FRAUD
CHIVALRY
THE QUALITIES IDEALIZED BY KNIGHTHOOD SUCH AS BRAVERY AND GALLANTRY TOWARD WOMEN
CHURLISH
RUDE; BOORISH
CIRCUITOUS
ROUNDABOUT
CLAIRVOYANT
ONE WHO CAN PREDICT THE FUTURE; PSYCHIC
CLAMOR
NOISY OUTCRY
CLIQUE
A SMALL, EXCLUSIVE GROUP
COAGULATE
THICKEN; CONGEAL
CLOISTER
V. TO CONFINE; SECLUDE, N. MONASTERY OR CONVENT, ADJ. SHUT AWAY FROM THE WORLD (CLOISTERED)
COALESCE
TO CAUSE TO BEOME ONE
CODA
CONCLUDING PART OF A LITERARY OR MUSICAL COMPOSITION; SOMETHING THAT SUMMARIZES OR CONCLUDES
CODIFY
SYSTEMATIZE
COGNIZANT
INFORMED; CONSCIOUS; AWARE
COLLAGE
ARTISTIC COMPOSITION OF MATERIALS PASTED OVER A SURFACE; AN ASSEMBLAGE OF DIVERSE ELEMENTS
COMMENSURATE
PROPORTIONAL
COMPENDIUM
BRIEF, COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY
COMPLACENT
SELF-SATISFIED
COMPLAISANT
OVERLY POLITE; WILLING TO PLEASE; OBLIGING
COMPLEMENT
SOMETHING THAT COMPLETES OR MAKES UP A WHOLE
COMPLIANT
YIELDING
COMPUNCTION
UNEASINESS CAUSED BY GUILT
CONCAVE
CURVING INWARD
CONCILIATORY
OVERCOMING DISTRUST OR HOSTILITY
CONCOCT
INVENT
CONCOMITANT
EXISTING CONCURRENTLY
CONDONE
TO OVERLOOK VOLUTARILY; FORGIVE
CONFOUND
TO BAFFLE; PERPLEX; MIX UP
CONGENIAL
SIMILAR IN TASTES AND HABITS; FRIENDLY; SUITED TO
CONJUGAL
PERTAINING TO MARRIAGE AGREEMENT
CONNOISSEUR
A PERSON POSSESSING EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OR TRAINING; A PERSON OF INFORMED AND DISCRIMINATING TASTE
CONSCRIPT
N. PERSON COMPULSORILY ENROLLED FOR MILITARY SERVICE, V. TO ENROLL A PERSON FOR MILITARY SERVICE
CONSECRATE
TO DECLARE SACRED
CONTEND
V. TO ASSERT, N. AN ASSERTION (CONTENTION)
CONTENTIOUS
QUARRELSOME; CAUSING QUARRELS
CONTINENCE
SELF-CONTROL; ABSTENTION FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY
CONTRITE
VERY SORROWFUL FOR A WRONG
CONTUMACIOUS
DISOBEDIENT; REBELLIOUS
CONUNDRUM
RIDDLE; PUZZLE WITH NO SOLUTION
CONTIGUOUS
TOUCHING, NEIGHBORING; CONNECTING WITHOUT A BREAK
CONVENTION
N. PRACTICE WIDELY OBSERVED IN A GROUP; CUSTOM; ACCEPTED TECHNIQUE OR DEVICE, ADJ. CUSTOMARY OR COMMONPLACE (CONVENTIONAL)
CONVERGE
TO APPROACH; COME TOGETHER; TEND TO MEET
CONVEX
CURVED OUTWARD
CONVIVIAL
SOCIABLE
CONVOLUTED
TWISTED; COMPLICATED
COPIOUS
ABUNDANT; PLENTIFUL
COQUETTE
WOMAN WHO FLIRTS
CORNUCOPIA
HORN OVERFLOWING WITH FRUIT AND GRAIN; STATE OF ABUNDANCE
COSMOLOGY
STUDY OF THE UNIVERSE AS A TOTALITY;THEORY OF THE ORIGIN AND STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE
COVERT
HIDDEN; SECRET
COVETOUS
DESIRING SOMETHING OWNED BY ANOTHER
COZEN
TO MISLEAD BY TRICK OR FRAUD; DECEIVE
CRAVEN
COWARDLY
CREDENCE
ACCEPTANCE OF SOMETHING AS TRUE
CREDO
STATEMENT OF BELIEF OR PRINCIPLE; CREED
DAUNT
TO DISCOURAGE; INTIMIDATE; DISHEARTEN
DEARTH
SCARCITY
DEBAUCHERY
CORRUPTION
DECORUM
PROPER BEHAVIOR
DEFAME
TO MALIGN; HARM SOMEONE'S REPUTATION
DEFAULT
TO FAIL TO ACT
DEFERENCE
RESPECT; REGARD FOR ANOTHER'S WISH
DEFUNCT
NO LONGER EXISTING
DELINEATE
TO REPRESENT OR DEPICT
DEMOGRAPHIC
RELATED TO POPULATION BALANCE
DEMOTIC
PERTAINING TO PEOPLE
DEMUR
TO EXPRESS DOUBT
DENIGRATE
TO SLUR SOMEONE'S REPUTATION
DENIZEN
AN INHABITANT; A REGULAR VISITOR
DENOUEMENT
OUTCOME; UNRAVELING OF THE PLOT OF A PLAY OR WORK OF LITERATURE
DERIDE
TO MOCK
DERIVATIVE
SOMETHING DERIVED; UNORIGINAL
DESICCATE
TO DRY COMPLETELY
DESUETUDE
STATE OF DISUSE
DESULTORY
RANDOM; DISCONNECTED; RAMBLING
DETERRENT
SOMETHING THAT DISCOURAGES OR HINDERS
DETRACTION
THE ACT OF TAKING AWAY; DEROGATORY COMMENT ON A PERSON'S CHARACTER
DIAPHANOUS
TRANSPARENT; FINE-TEXTURED; INSUBSTANTIAL; VAGUE
DIATRIBE
BITTER VERBAL ATTACK
DICHOTOMY
DIVISION INTO TWO USUALLY CONTRADICTORY PARTS
DIFFIDENCE
SHYNESS; LACK OF CONFIDENCE
DIFFUSE
V. TO SPREAD OUT, ADJ. WORDY; RAMBLING; SPREAD OUT
DIGRESSION
ACT OF STRAYING FROM THE MAIN POINT
DIRGE
FUNERAL HYMN
DISABUSE
TO FREE FROM MISCONCEPTION
DISCERNING
PERCEPTIVE; EXHIBITING KEEN INSIGHT AND GOOD JUDGMENT
DISCOMFIT
TO MAKE UNEASY; DISCONCERT
DISCORDANT
NOT IN TUNE
DISCREDIT
TO DISHONOR; DISGRACE; CAUSE TO BE DOUBTED
DISCREPANCY
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
DISCRETE
CONSTITUTING A SEPARATE THING; DISTINCT
DISCRETION
QUALITY OF SHOWING SELF-RESTRAINT IN SPEECH OR ACTIONS; CIRCUMSPECTION; FREEDOM TO ACT ON ONE'S OWN
DISINGENUOUS
NOT CANDID; CRAFTY
DISINTERESTED
UNPREJUDICED; OBJECTION
DISJOINTED
LACKING ORDER OR COHERENCE; DISLOCATED
DISMISS
PUT AWAY FROM CONSIDERATION; REJECT
DISPARAGE
TO BELITTLE
DISPARATE
DISSIMILAR
DISSEMBLE
TO PRETEND; DISGUISE ONE'S MOTINVES
DISSEMINATE
TO SPREAD; SCATTER; DISPERSE
DISSIDENT
PERSON WHO DISAGREES ABOUT BELIEF, ETC.
DISSOLUTION
DISINTEGRATION; DEBAUCHERY
DISSONANCE
DISCORD; LACK OF HARMONY
DISTEND
TO EXPAND; SWELL OUT
DISTILL
EXTRACT THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
DISTRAIT
INATTENTIVE; PREOCCUPIED
DIVERGE
TO VARY; GO IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FROM THE SAME POINT
DIVEST
TO STRIP; DEPRIVE; RID
DIVULGE
TO MAKE KNOWN SOMETHING THAT IS SECRET
DOCTRINAIRE
RELATING TO A PERSON WHO CANNOT COMPROMISE ABOUT POINTS OF A THEORY OR DOCTRINE; DOGMATIC; UNYIELDING
DOCUMENT
TO PROVIDE WITH WRITTEN EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT
DOGGEREL
POOR VERSE
DOGMATIC
STATING OPINIONS WITHOUT PROOF
DORMANT
INACTIVE
DROSS
WASTE; WORTHLESS MATTER; TRIVIAL MATTER
DUPE
TO DECEIVE; TRICK
EBULLIENT
EXHILARATED; ENTHUSIASTIC
ECLECTIC
SELECTING FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
EFFERVESCENCE
STATE OF HIGH SPIRITS OR LIVELINESS; THE PROCESS OF BUBBLING AS GAS ESCAPES
EFFETE
DEPLETED OF VITALITY; OVERREFINED; DECADENT
EFFICACY
EFFICIENCY; EFFECTIVENESS
EFFRONTERY
SHAMELESS BOLDNESS; PRESUMPTUOUSNESS
EGOISM
THE TENDENCY TO SEE THING IN RELATION TO ONESELF; SELF-CENTERED
EGOTISTICAL
EXCESSIVELY SELF-CENTERED; CONCEITED
ELEGY
POEM OR SONG EXPRESSING LAMENTATION
ELICIT
TO PROVOKE; DRAW OUT
ELIXIR
A SUBSTANCE BELIEVED TO HAVE THE POWER TO CURE ILLS
ELYSIAN
BLISSFUL; DELIGHTFUL
EMACIATED
THIN AND WASTED
EMBELLISH
TO ADORN; DECORATE; ENHANCE; MAKE MORE ATTRACTIVE BY ADDING DETAILS
EMOLLIENT
ADJ. SOOTHING; MOLLIFYING, N. AN AGENT THAT SOOTHES OR MAKES MORE ACCEPTABLE
EMPIRICAL
DERIVED OBSERVATION AND EXPERIMENT
EMULATE
TO IMITATE; COPY
ENCOMIUM
A FORMAL EXPRESSION OF PRAISE
ENDEMIC
INHERENT; BELONGING TO AN AREA
ENERVATE
TO WEAKEN
ENGENDER
TO CAUSE; PRODUCE
ENHANCE
TO INCREASE; IMPROVE
ENTOMOLOGY
THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF INSECTS
ENUCIATE
TO PRONOUNCE CLEARLY
EPHEMERAL
SHORT-LIVED; FLEETING
EPISTEMOLOGY
BRANCH OF PHILOSOPHY THAT EXAMINES THE NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE
EQUABLE
STEADY; UNVARYING; SERENE
EQUANIMITY
COMPOSURE; CALMNESS
EQUIVOCATION
TO INTENTIONALLY USE VAGUE LANGUAGE
ERRANT
MISTAKEN; STRAYING FROM THE PROPER COURSE
ERUDITE
LEARNED; SCHOLARLY
ESOTERIC
HARD TO UNDERSTAND; KNOWN ONLY TO A FEW
ESSAY
TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT; SUBJECT TO A TEST
ESTIMABLE
ADMIRABLE; POSSIBLE TO ESTIMATE
ETHNOCENTRIC
BASED ON THE ATTITUDE THAT ONE'S GROUP IS SUPERIOR
ETIOLOGY
CAUSES OR ORIGINS
ETYMOLOGY
ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF A WORD
EUGENICS
STUDY OF FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE HEREDITARY QUALITIES OF THE HUMAN RACE AND WAYS TO IMPROVE THESE QUALITIES
EULOGY
HIGH PRAISE, ESPECIALLY OF A PERSON WHO HAS RECENTLY DIED
EUPHEMISM
USE OF AGREEABLE OR INOFFENSIVE LANGUAGE IN PLACE OF UNPLEASANT OR OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
EUPHORIA
A FEELING OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
EUTHANASIA
MERCY KILLING
EVINCE
TO SHOW PLAINLY; BE AN INDICATION OF
EVOCATIVE
TENDING TO CALL TO MIND OR PRODUCE A REACTION
EXACERBATE
TO AGGRAVATE; MAKE WORSE
EXACT
V. TO FORCE THE PAYMENT OF; DEMAND AND OBTAIN BY AUTHORITY, ADJ. EXTREMELY DEMANDING (EXACTING)
EXCULPATE
TO CLEAR OF BLAME; VINDICATE
EXECRABLE
DETESTABLE; ABHORRENT
EXHORT
TO URGE BY STRONG APPEALS
EXIGENCY
CRISIS; URGENT REQUIREMENTS
EXISTENTIAL
HAVING TO DO WITH EXISTENCE; BASED ON EXPERIENCE; HAVING TO DO WITH THE PHILOSOPHY OF EXISTENTIALISM
EXORCISE
TO EXPEL EVIL SPIRITS; FREE FROM BAD INFLUENCES
EXPATIATE
TO SPEAK OR WRITE AT LENGTH
EXPATRIATE
TO SEND INTO EXILE
EXPIATE
TO ATONE FOR
EXPLICATE
TO EXPLAIN; INTERPRET; CLARIFY
EXPOSITORY
EXPLANATORY
EXTANT
IN EXISTENCE; NOT LOST
EXTEMPORANEOUS
UNREHEARSED
EXTIRPATE
TO ROOT UP; TO DESTROY
EXTRANEOUS
NOT ESSENTIAL
EXTRAPOLATION
THE ACT OF ESTIMATION BY PROJECTING KNOWN INFORMATION
EXTRINSIC
NOT INHERENT OR ESSENTIAL
FACETIOUS
HUMOROUS
FACILITATE
TO MAKE LESS DIFFICULT
FACTOTUM
A PERSON WHO DOES ALL SORTS OF WORK; A HANDYMAN
FALLACIOUS
BASED ON A FALSE IDEA OR FACT; MISLEADING
FALLOW
PLOWED BUT NOT SOWED; UNCULTIVATED
FATUOUS
FOOLISHLY SELF-SATISFIED
FAUNA
ANIMALS OF A PERIOD OR REGION
FAWNING
SEEKING FAVOR BY FLATTERY
FELICITOUS
SUITABLY EXPRESSED; APPROPRIATE; WELL-CHOSEN
FERAL
EXISTING IN A WILD OR UNTAMED STATE
FERVOR
N. WARMTH AND INTENSITY OF EMOTION, ADJ. FULL OF STRONG EMOTION OR IMPASSIONED (FERVENT)
FETID
HAVING A BAD SMELL
FETTER
V. TO BIND; CONFINE, N. SOMETHING THAT RESTRICTS OR RESTRAINS
FIAT
ARBITRARY ORDER; AUTHORIZATION
FIDELITY
LOYALTY; EXACT CORRESPONDENCE
FILIBUSTER
USE OF OBSTRUCTIVE TACTICS IN A LEGISLATURE TO BLOCK PASSAGE OF A LAW
FINESSE
TO HANDLE WITH A DECEPTIVE OR EVASIVE STRATEGY; TO USE FINESSE, THAT IS, REFINEMENT IN PERFORMANCE
FISSURE
CREVICE
FLAG
TO DROOP; GROW WEAK
FLEDGLING
BEGINNER; NOVICE
FLORA
PLANTS OF A REGION OR ERA
FLORID
RUDDY; REDDISH; FLOWERY
FLOURISH
N. AN EMBELLISHMENT OR ORNAMENTATION, V. MEANING TO GROW VIGOROUSLY, OR TO THRIVE
FLOUT
TO TREAT SCORNFULLY
FLUX
FLOWING; A CONTINUOUS MOVING
FOMENT
TO INCITE; AROUSE
FORBEARANCE
PATIENCE
FORESTALL
TO PREVENT; DELAY
FORMIDABLE
MENACING; THREATENING
FORSWEAR
RENOUNCE; REPUDIATE
FOUNDER
TO SINK; FAIL; COLLAPSE
FRACAS
A LOUD QUARREL; BRAWL
FRACTIOUS
QUARRELSOME; UNRULY; REBELLIOUS
FRESCO
A PAINTING DONE ON PLASTER
FRIEZE
ORNAMENTAL BAND ON A WALL
FROWARD
STUBBORNLY CONTRARY; OBSTINATELY DISOBEDIENT
FRUGALITY
THRIFT
FULMINATE
TO ATTACK LOUDLY; DENOUNCE
FULSOME
SO EXCESSIVE AS TO BE DISGUSTING
FUSION
UNION; SYNTHESIS
FUTILE
INEFFECTIVE; USELESS; FRUITLESS
GAINSAY
TO DENY; DISPUTE; OPPOSE
GAMBOL
TO FROLIC; LEAP PLAYFULLY
GARRULOUS
VERY TALKATIVE; WORDY
GAUCHE
COARSE AND UNCOUTH; CLUMSY
GENIALITY
CHEERFULNESS; KINDLINESS; SOCIABILITY
GERRYMANDER
TO DIVIDE AN AREA INTO VOTING DISTRICTS IN A WAY THAT FAVORS A POLITICAL PARTY
GLIB
FLUENT IN AN INSINCERE WAY; OFFHAND
GOAD
TO PROD; URGE ON
GOSSAMER
SHEER; LIGHT AND DELICATE, LIKE COBWEBS
GOUGE
TO TEAR OUT; SCOOP OUT; OVERCHARGE
GRANDILOQUENT
POMPOUS; BOMBASTIC
GREGARIOUS
SOCIABLE
GROUSE
TO COMPLAIN
GUILELESS
FREE OF CUNNING OR DECEIT; ARTLESS
GUISE
OUTWARD APPEARANCE; FALSE APPEARANCE; PRETENSE
GULLIBLE
EASILY DECEIVED
GUSTATORY
AFFECTING THE SENSE OF TASTE
HALCYON
CALM AND PEACEFUL; HAPPY; GOLDEN; PROSPEROUS
HALLOWED
HOLY; SACRED
HARANGUE
LONG, POMPOUS SPEECH; TIRADE
HARROWING
EXTREMELY DISTRESSING; TERRIFYING
HERBIVOROUS
RELATING TO A HERBIVORE, AN ANIMAL THAT FEEDS MAINLY ON PLANTS
HERMETIC
TIGHTLY SEALED; MAGICAL
HETERODOX
UNORTHODOX; NOT WIDELY ACCEPTED
HIEROGLYPHICS
A SYSTEM OF WRITING IN WHICH PICTORIAL SYMBOLS REPRESENT MEANING OR SOUNDS; WRITING OR SYMBOLS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO DECIPHER; THE SYMBOLS USED IN ADVANCED MATHEMATICS
HIRSUTE
COVERED WITH HAIR
HISTRIONIC
RELATING TO EXAGGERATED EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR CALCULATED FOR EFFECT; THEATRICAL ARTS OR PERFORMANCES
HOMEOSTASIS
AUTOMATIC MAINTENANCE BY AN ORGANISM OF NORMAL TEMPERATURE, CHEMICAL BALANCE, ETC. WITHIN ITSELF
HOMILY
SERMON; TEDIOUS MORALIZING LECTURE; PLATITUDE
HOMOGENEOUS
COMPOSED OF IDENTICAL PARTS; UNIFORM IN COMPOSITION
HYPERBOLE
PURPOSEFUL EXAGGERATION FOR EFFECT
ICONOCLASTIC
ATTACKING CHERISHED TRADITION
IDOLATRY
IDOL WORSHIP; BLIND OR EXCESSIVE DEVOTION
IGNEOUS
PRODUCED BY FIRE; VOLCANIC
IMBROGLIO
COMPLICATED SITUATION; AN ENTANGLEMENT
IMMUTABLE
UNCHANGEABLE
IMPAIR
TO DAMAGE; INJURE
IMPASSIVE
SHOWING NO EMOTION
IMPECUNIOUS
POOR; HAVING NO MONEY
IMPEDE
TO HINDER; BLOCK
IMPERMEABLE
IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE
IMPERTURBABLE
NOT EASILY DISTURBED
IMPERVIOUS
IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE; INCAPABLE OF BEING AFFECTED
IMPINGE
TO STRIKE; ENCROACH
IMPLACABLE
INFLEXIBLE; INCAPABLE OF BEING PLEASED
IMPLAUSIBLE
UNLIKELY; UNBELIEVABLE
IMPLICIT
IMPLIED; UNDERSTOOD BUT NOT STATED
IMPLODE
COLLAPSE INWARD VIOLENTLY
IMPRECATION
CURSE
IMPUTE
TO RELATE TO A PARTICULAR CAUSE OR SOURCE; ATTRIBUTE THE FAULT TO; ASSIGN AS A CHARACTERISTIC
INADVERTENTLY
CARELESSLY; UNINTENTIONALLY
INCARNATE
HAVING BODILY FORM
INCHOATE
IMPERFECTLY FORMED OR FORMULATED
INCONGRUITY
STATE OF NOT FITTING
INCONSEQUENTIAL
INSIGNIFICANT; UNIMPORTANT
INCORPORATE
INTRODUCE SOMETHING INTO ANOTHER THING ALREADY IN EXISTENCE; COMBINE
INCURSION
SUDDEN INVASION
INDETERMINATE
UNCERTAIN; INDEFINITE
INDIGENCE
POVERTY
INDOLENT
HABITUALLY LAZY; IDLE
INELUCTABLE
NOT TO BE AVOIDED OR ESCAPED; INEVITABLE
INERT
UNABLE TO MOVE; SLUGGISH
INGENUOUS
NAIVE AND TRUSTING; LACKING SOPHISTICATION
INHERENT
FIRMLY ESTABLISHED BY NATURE OR HABIT
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS
INSENSIBLE
UNCONSCIOUS; UNRESPONSIVE
INSINUATE
TO SUGGEST; SAY INDIRECTLY; IMPLY
INSIPID
LACKING IN FLAVOR; DULL
INSOUCIANT
INDIFFERENT; LACKING CONCERN OR CARE
INSULARITY
NARROW-MINDEDNESS; ISOLATION
INSUPERABLE
INSURMOUNTABLE; UNCONQUERABLE
INTANGIBLE
NOT MATERIAL
INTERDICT
TO FORBID; PROHIBIT; TO CONFRONT AND HALT THE ACTIVITIES, ADVANCE, OR ENTRY OF
INTERNECINE
DEADLY TO BOTH SIDES
INTERPOLATE
TO INSERT; CHANGE BY ADDING NEW WORDS OR MATERIAL
INTERREGNUM
INTERVAL BETWEEN REIGNS; GAP IN CONTINUITY
INTIMATE
MARKED BY CLOSE ACQUAINTANCE
INTRACTABLE
NOT EASILY MANAGED
INTRANSIGENCE
STUBBORNNESS; REFUSAL TO COMPROMISE
INTROSPECTIVE
CONTEMPLATING ONE'S OWN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
INUNDATE
TO COVER WITH WATER; OVERWHELM
INURED
HARDENED; ACCUSTOMED; USED TO
INVECTIVE
VERBAL ABUSE
INVEIGH
TO DISAPPROVE; PROTEST VEHEMENTLY
INVEIGLE
TO WIN OVER BY FLATTERY OR COAXING
INVETERATE
CONFIRMED; LONG-STANDING; DEEPLY ROOTED
INVIDIOUS
LIKELY TO PROVOKE ILL WILL; OFFENSIVE
IRASCIBLE
EASILY ANGERED
IRRESOLUTE
UNSURE OF HOW TO ACT; WEAK
ITINERANT
WANDERING FROM PLACE TO PLACE; UNSETTLED
ITINERARY
ROUTE OF A TRAVELER'S JOURNEY
JAUNDICED
HAVING A YELLOWISH DISCOLORATION OF THE SKIN; AFFECTED BY ENVY, RESENTMENT, OR HOSTILITY
JIBE
TO BE IN AGREEMENT
JOCOSE
FOND OF JOKING; JOCULAR; PLAYFUL
JUGGERNAUT
HUGE FORCE DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH
JUNTA
GROUP OF PEOPLE UNITED IN POLITIC INTRIGUE
JUXTAPOSE
PLACE SIDE BY SIDE
KUDOS
FAME; GLORY; GONOR
LABILE
LIKELY TO CHANGE
LACONIC
USING FEW WORDS
LAMBASTE
TO THRASH VERBALLY OR PHYSICALLY
LASCIVIOUS
LUSTFUL
LASSITUDE
LETHARGY; SLUGGISHNESS
LATENT
PRESENT BUT HIDDEN; POTENTIAL
LAUD
TO PRAISE
LETHARGIC
INACTIVE
LEVEE
AN EMBANKMENT THAT PREVENTS A RIVER FROM OVERFLOWING
LEVITY
LIGHT MANNER OR ATTITUDE
LIBERAL
TOLERANT; BROAD-MINDED; GENEROUS; LAVISH
LIBERTINE
ONE WITHOUT MORAL RESTRAINT
LIBIDO
SEXUAL DESIRE
LILLIPUTIAN
EXTREMELY SMALL
LIMN
TO DRAW; DESCRIBE
LIMPID
CLEAR; TRANSPARENT
LINGUISTIC
PERTAINING TO LANGUAGE
LITANY
LENGTHY RECITATION; REPETITIVE CHANT
LITERATI
SCHOLARLY OR LEARNED PERSONS
LITIGATION
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
LOG
RECORD OF A VOYAGE; RECORD OF DAILY ACTIVITIES
LOQUACIOUS
TALKATIVE
LUCID
BRIGHT; CLEAR; INTELLIGIBLE
LUCRE
MONEY OR PROFITS
LUMINOUS
BRIGHT; BRILLIANT; GLOWING
LUSTROUS
SHINING
MACHIAVELLIAN
CRAFTY; DOUBLE-DEALING
MACHINATIONS
PLOTS OR SCHEMES
MAELSTROM
WHIRLPOOL; TURMOIL
MAGNANIMITY
GENEROSITY; NOBILITY
MALIGN
TO SPEAK EVIL OF
MALINGER
TO FEIGN ILLNESS TO ESCAPE DUTY
MALLEABLE
CAPABLE OF BEING SHAPED BY POUNDING; IMPRESSIONABLE
MAVERICK
DISSENTER
MEGALOMANIA
DELUSIONS OF POWER OR IMPORTANCE
MENAGERIE
A VARIETY OF ANIMALS KEPT TOGETHER
MENDACIOUS
DISHONEST
MENDICANT
BEGGAR
MERETRICIOUS
GAUDY; PLAUSIBLE BUT FALSE; SPECIOUS
MESMERIZE
TO HYPNOTIZE
METAMORPHOSIS
CHANGE; TRANSFORMATION
METAPHYSICS
A BRANCH OF PHILOSOPHY THAT INVESTIGATES THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY
METEOROLOGICAL
CONCERNED WITH THE WEATHER
METICULOUS
VERY CAREFUL; FASTIDIOUS
METTLE
COURAGE; ENDURANCE
METTLESOME
FULL OF COURAGE AND FORTITUDE; SPIRITED
MICROCOSM
A SMALL SYSTEM HAVING ANALOGIES TO A LARGER SYSTEM; SMALL WORLD
MILITATE
TO WORK AGAINST
MINATORY
THREATENING; MENACING
MINUSCULE
VERY SMALL
MINUTIA
PETTY DETAILS
MISANTHROPE
ONE WHO HATES HUMANITY
MISCELLANY
MIXTURE OF WRITINGS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS
MISCREANT
VILLAIN; CRIMINAL
MISOGYNIST
ONE WHO HATES WOMEN
MITIGATE
TO CAUSE TO BECOME LESS HARSH; SEVERE, OR PAINFUL; ALLEVIATE
MNEMONIC
ADJ. RELATED TO MEMORY; ASSISTING MEMORY, N. A SYSTEM THAT DEVELOPS AND IMPROVES THE MEMORY
MODICUM
LIMITED QUANTITY
MOLLIFY
SOOTHE
MONOLITHIC
SOLID AND UNIFORM; CONSTITUTING A SINGLE, UNIFIED WHOLE
MOROSE
ILL-HUMORED; SULLEN
MOTLEY
MANY COLORED; MADE UP OF MANY PARTS
MULTIFARIOUS
DIVERSE
MUNDANE
WORLDLY AS OPPOSED TO SPIRITUAL; CONCERNED WITH THE ORDINARY
NECROMANCY
BLACK MAGIC
NEGATE
TO CANCEL OUT; NULLIFY
NEOLOGISM
NEW WORD OR EXPRESSION
NEOPHYTE
NOVICE; BEGINNER
NEXUS
A MEANS OF CONNECTION; A CONNECTED GROUP OR SERIES; A CENTER
NONPLUSSED
BEWILDERED
NOSTALGIA
SENTIMENTAL LONGING FOR A PAST TIME
NOSTRUM
MEDICINE OR REMEDY OF DOUBTFUL EFFECTIVENESS; SUPPOSED CURE
NUGATORY
TRIFLING; INVALID
OBDURATE
STUBBORN
OBSEQUIOUS
OVERLY SUBMISSIVE
OBSEQUY
FUNERAL CEREMONY (OFTEN USED IN THE PLURAL, OBSEQUIES)
OBVIATE
TO MAKE UNNECESSARY; TO ANTICIPATE AND PREVENT
OCCLUDE
TO SHUT; BLOCK
OCCULT
RELATING TO PRACTICES CONNECTED WITH SUPERNATURAL PHENOMENA
ODYSSEY
A LONG ADVENTUROUS VOYAGE; A QUEST
OFFICIOUS
TOO HELPFUL; MEDDLESOME
OLFACTORY
CONCERNING THE SENSE OF SMELL
OLIGARCHY
FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN WHICH POWER BELONGS TO ONLY A FEW LEADERS
ONEROUS
BURDENSOME
ONOMATOPOEIA
FORMATION OR USE OF WORDS THAT IMITATE SOUNDS OF THE ACTIONS THEY REFER TO
OPPROBRIUM
DISGRACE; CONTEMPT
ORNITHOLOGIST
SCIENTIST WHO STUDIES BIRDS
OSCILLATE
TO MOVE BACK AND FORTH
OSTENTATIOUS
SHOWY; TRYING TO ATTRACT ATTENTION; PRETENTIOUS
OVERWEENING
PRESUMPTUOUS; ARROGANT; OVERBEARING
PAEAN
SONG OF JOY OR TRIUMPH; A FERVENT EXPRESSION OF JOY
PALEONTOLOGY
STUDY OF PAST GEOLOGICAL ERAS THROUGH FOSSIL REMAINS
PALLID
LACKING COLOR OR LIVELINESS
PANEGYRIC
ELABORATE PRAISE; FORMAL HYMN OF PRAISE
PARAGON
MODEL OF EXCELLENCE OR PERFECTION
PARTISAN
ONE-SIDED; COMMITTED TO A PARTY, GROUP. OR CAUSE; PREJUDICED
PATHOLOGICAL
DEPARTING FROM NORMAL CONDITION
PATOIS
A REGIONAL DIALECT; NONSTANDARD SPEECH; JARGON
PAUCITY
SCARCITY
PEDANTIC
SHOWING OFF LEARNING
PELLUCID
TRANSPARENT; TRANSLUCENT; EASILY UNDERSTOOD
PENCHANT
INCLINATION
PENURTY
EXTREME POVERTY
PEREGRINATION
A WANDERING FROM PLACE TO PLACE
PEREMPTORY
IMPERATIVE; LEAVING NO CHOICE
PERENNIAL
PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS; PERSISTENT
PERFIDIOUS
FAITHLESS; DISLOYAL; UNTRUSTWORTHY
PERFUNCTORY
SUPERFICIAL; NOT THOROUGH; PERFORMED REALLY AS A DUTY
PERIGEE
POINT IN AN ORBIT THAT IS CLOSEST TO THE EARTH
PERMEABLE
PENETRABLE
PERTURB
TO DISTURB GREATLY; MAKE UNEASY OR ANXIOUS; CAUSE A BODY TO DEVIATE FROM ITS REGULAR ORBIT
PERVASIVE
SPREAD THROUGHOUT EVERY PART
PETULANT
RUDE; PEEVISH
PHLEGMATIC
CALM IN TEMPERAMENT; SLUGGISH
PHOENIX
MYTHICAL, IMMORTAL BIRD THAT LIVES FOR 500 YEARS, BURNS ITSELF TO DEATH, AND RISES FROM THE ASHES; ANYTHING THAT IS RESTORED AFTER SUFFERING GREAT DESTRUCTION
PHYSIOGNOMY
FACIAL FEATURES
PIETY
DEVOUTNESS
PIQUANT
APPEALINGLY STIMULATING; PLEASANTLY PUNGENT; ATTRATIVE
PIQUE
N. FLEETING FEELING OF HURT PRIDE, V. TO PROVOKE OR AROUSE
PLACATE
TO LESSEN ANOTHER'S ANGER; TO PACIFY
PLACID
CALM
PLAINTIVE
MELANCHOLY; MOURNFUL
PLASTICITY
CONDITION OF BEING ABLE TO BE SHAPED OR FORMED; PLIABILITY
PLATITUDE
STALE, OVERUSED EXPRESSION
PLATONIC
SPIRITUAL; WITHOUT SENSUAL DESIRE; THEORETICAL
PLETHORA
EXCESS; OVERABUNDANCE
PLUMB
TO DETERMINE THE DEPTH; TO EXAMINE DEEPLY
PLUME
TO CONGRATULATE ONESELF IN A SELF-SATISFIED WAY
PLUMMET
TO FALL; PLUNGE
PLUTOCRACY
SOCIETY RULED BY THE WEALTHY
POROUS
FULL OF HOLES; PERMEABLE TO LIQUIDS
POSEUR
PERSON WHO AFFECTS AN ATTITUDE OR IDENTITY TO IMPRESS OTHERS
PRAGMATIC
PRACTICAL
PRATE
TO TALK IDLY; CHATTER
PRATTLE
MEANINGLESS, FOOLISH TALK
PREAMBLE
PRELIMINARY STATEMENT
PRECARIOUS
UNCERTAIN
PRECEPT
PRINCIPLE; LAW
PRECIPITATE
V. TO CAUSE TO HAPPEN; THROW DOWN FROM A HEIGHT, ADJ. RASH; HASTY SUDDEN
PRECURSOR
FORERUNNER; PREDECESSOR
PREEMPT
TO SUPERSEDE; APPROPRIATE FOR ONESELF
PREHENSILE
CAPABLE OF GRASPING
PREMONITION
FOREWARNING; PRESENTIMENT
PRESAGE
TO FORETELL; INDICATE IN ADVANCE
PRESUMPTUOUS
RUDE; IMPROPERLY BOLD
PRETERNATURAL
BEYOND THE NORMAL COURSE OF NATURE; SUPERNATURAL
PREVARICATE
TO QUIBBLE; EVADE THE TRUTH
PRIMORDIAL
ORIGINAL; EXISTING FROM THE BEGINNING
PRISTINE
UNTOUCHED; UNCORRUPTED
PROBITY
HONESTY; HIGH-MINDEDNESS
PROBLEMATIC
POSING A PROBLEM; DOUBTFUL; UNSETTLED
PRODIGAL
WASTEFUL; EXTRAVAGANT; LAVISH
PROFOUND
DEEP; NOT SUPERFICIAL
PROHIBITIVE
SO HIGH AS TO PREVENT THE PURCHASE OR USE OF; PREVENTING; FORBIDDING
PROLIFERATE
TO INCREASE RAPIDLY
PROPITIATE
TO WIN OVER; APPEASE
PROPENSITY
INCLINATION; TENDENCY
PROPRIETY
CORRECT CONDUCT; FITNESS
PROSCRIBE
V. TO CONDEMN; FORBID OUTLAW, ADJ. RELATING TO PROHIBITION
PROVIDENT
PROVIDING FOR FUTURE NEEDS; FRUGAL
PUISSANT
POWERFUL
PUNCTILIOUS
CAREFUL IN OBSERVING RULES OF BEHAVIOR OR CEREMONY
PUNGENT
STRONG OR SHARP IN SMELL OR TASTE; PENETRATING; CAUSTIC; TO THE POINT
PURPORT
V. TO PROFESS; SUPPOSE; CLAIM, N. MEANING INTENDED OR IMPLIED
PUSILLANIMOUS
COWARDLY
QUAGMIRE
MARSH; DIFFICULT SITUATION
QUAIL
TO COWER; LOSE HEART
QUALIFIED
LIMITED; RESTRICTED
QUALM
SUDDEN FEELING OF FAINTNESS OR NAUSEA; UNEASY FEELING ABOUT THE RIGHTNESS OF ACTIONS
QUERY
TO QUESTION
QUIBBLE
TO ARGUE OVER INSIGNIFICANT AND IRRELEVANT DETAILS
QUIESCENT
INACTIVE; STILL
QUORUM
NUMBER OF MEMBERS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT A MEETING
RACONTEUR
WITTY, SKILLFUL STORYTELLER
RAIL
TO SCOLD WITH BITTER OR ABUSIVE LANGUAGE
RAIMENT
CLOTHING
RAMIFICATION
IMPLICATION; OUTGROWTH; CONSEQUENCE
RAREFIED
REFINED
RATIONALE
FUNDAMENTAL REASON
REBUS
PUZZLE IN WHICH PICTURES OR SYMBOLS REPRESENT WORDS
RECALCITRANT
RESISTING AUTHORITY OR CONTROL
RECANT
TO RETRACT A STATEMENT OR OPINION
RECLUSE
PERSON WHO LIVES IN SECLUSION AND OFTEN IN SOLITUDE
RECONDITE
ABSTRUSE; PROFOUND
REDOUBTABLE
FORMIDABLE; AROUSING FEAR; WORTHY OF RESPECT
REFRACTORY
STUBBORN; UNMANAGEABLE; RESISTING ORDINARY METHODS OF TREATMENT
REFRACT
DEFLECT LIGHT OR SOUND
REFULGENT
BRIGHTLY SHINING; RESPLENDENT
REFUTE
TO CONTRADICT; DISAPPROVE
REGALE
ENTERTAIN
RELEGATE
TO CONSIGN TO AN INFERIOR POSITION
REMONSTRATE
TO OBJECT OR PROTEST
RENEGE
TO GO BACK ON ONE'S WORD
REPARATION
AMENDS; COMPENSATION
REPINE
FRET; COMPLAIN
REPRISE
REPETITION, ESPECIALLY OF A PIECE OF MUSIC
REPROACH
TO FIND FAULT WITH; BLAME
REPROBATE
MORALLY UNPRINCIPLED PERSON
REPUDIATE
TO REJECT AS HAVING NO AUTHORITY
RESCIND
TO CANCEL
RESOLUTION
DETERMINATION; RESOLVE
RESOLVE
DETERMINATION; FIRMNESS OF PURPOSE
RETICENT
NOT SPEAKING FREELY; RESERVED; RELUCTANT
REVERENT
EXPRESSING DEEP RESPECT; WORSHIPFUL
RIPOSTE
RETALIATORY ACTION OR RETORT
ROCOCO
EXCESSIVELY ORNATE; HIGHLY DECORATED; STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EUROPE
RUBRIC
TITLE OR HEADING; CATEGORY; ESTABLISHED MODE OF PROCEDURE OR CONDUCT; PROTOCOL
RUE
TO REGRET
RUSE
TRICK; CRAFTY STRATAGEM; SUBTERFUGE
SAGE
WISE
SALACIOUS
LASCIVIOUS; LUSTFUL
SALUBRIOUS
HEALTHFUL
SALUTARY
EXPECTING AN IMPROVEMENT; FAVORABLE TO HEALTH
SANCTION
V. TO APPROVE; RATIFY; PERMIT, N. APPROVAL; RATIFICATION; PERMISSION; PENALIZE
SARDONIC
CYNICAL; SCORNFULLY MOCKING
SARTORIAL
PERTAINING TO TAILORS
SATIATE
TO SATISFY
SATURATE
TO SOAK THOROUGHLY; IMBUE THROUGHOUT
SATURNINE
GLOOMY
SATYR
A CREATURE THAT IS HALF-MAN, HALF-BEAST WITH THE HORNS AND LEGS OF A GOAT; IT IS A FOLLOWER OF DIONYSOS; A LECHER
SAVOR
TO ENJOY; HAVE A DISTINCTIVE FLAVOR OR SMELL
SCHEMATIC
RELATING TO OR IN THE FORM OF AN OUTLINE OR DIAGRAM
SECRETE
PRODUCE AND RELEASE SUBSTANCE INTO AN ORGANISM
SEDITION
BEHAVIOR PROMPTING REBELLION
SEDULOUS
DILIGENT
SEISMIC
RELATING TO EARTHQUAKES; EARTHSHAKING
SENSUAL
RELATING TO THE SENSES; GRATIFYING THE PHYSICAL SENSES, ESPECIALLY SEXUAL APPETITES
SENSUOUS
RELATING TO THE SENSES; OPERATING THROUGH THE SENSES
SENTIENT
AWARE; CONSCIOUS; ABLE TO PERCEIVE
SERVILE
SUBMISSIVE; OBEDIENT
SEXTANT
NAVIGATION TOOL THAT DETERMINES LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
SHARD
A PIECE OF BROKEN GLASS OR POTTERY
SIDEREAL
RELATING TO THE STARS
SIMIAN
APELIKE; RELATING TO APES
SIMILE
COMPARISON OF ONE THING WITH ANOTHER USING "LIKE" OR "AS"
SINECURE
WELL-PAYING JOB OR OFFICE THAT REQUIRES LITTLE OR NO WORK
SINGULAR
UNIQUE; EXTRAORDINARY; ODD
SINUOUS
WINDING; INTRICATE; COMPLEX
SKEPTIC
ONE WHO DOUBTS
SOBRIETY
SERIOUSNESS
SODDEN
THOROUGHLY SOAKED; SATURATED
SOLICITOUS
CONCERNED; ATTENTIVE; EAGER
SOLILOQUY
LITERARY OR DRAMATIC SPEECH BY ONE CHARACTER, NOT ADDRESSED TO OTHERS
SOLVENT
ABLE TO MEET FINANCIAL OBLIGATION
SOMATIC
RELATING TO OR AFFECTING THE BODY; CORPOREAL
SOPORIFIC
SLEEP PRODUCING
SORDID
FILTHY; CONTEMPTIBLE AND CORRUPT
SPECIOUS
SEEMING TO BE LOGICAL AND SOUND, BUT NOT REALLY SO
SPECTRUM
BAND OF COLORS PRODUCED WHEN SUNLIGHT PASSES THROUGH A PRISM; A BROAD RANGE OF RELATED IDEAS OR OBJECTS
SPENDTHRIFT
N. PERSON WHO SPENDS MONEY RECKLESSLY, ADJ. WASTEFUL AND EXTRAVAGANT
SPORADIC
IRREGULAR
SQUALOR
FILTHY, WRETCHED CONDITION
STACCATO
MARKED BY ABRUPT, CLEAR-CUT SOUNDS
STANCH
TO STOP OR CHECK THE FLOW OF
STENTORIAN
EXTREMELY LOUD
STIGMA
MARK OF DISGRACE OR INFERIORITY
STINT
V. TO BE SPARING, N. A PERIOD OF TIME SPENT DOING SOMETHING
STIPULATE
TO SPECIFY AS AN ESSENTIAL CONDITION
STOLID
HAVING OR SHOWING LITTLE EMOTION
STRATIFIED
ARRANGED IN LAYERS
STRIATED
MARKED WITH THIN, NARROW GROOVES OR CHANNELS
STRICTURE
SOMETHING THAT RESTRAINS; NEGATIVE CRITICISM
STRIDENT
LOUD; HARSH; UNPLEASANTLY NOISY
STRUT
TO SWAGGER; DISPLAY TO IMPRESS OTHERS
STULTIFY
TO IMPAIR OR REDUCE TO USELESSNESS
STUPEFY
TO DULL THE SENSES OF; STUN; ASTONISH
STYGIAN
DARK AND GLOOMY; HELLISH
SUBPOENA
NOTICE ORDERING SOMEONE TO APPEAR IN COURT
SUBSIDE
TO SETTLE DOWN; GROW QUIET
SUBSTANTIATE
TO SUPPORT WITH PROOF OR EVIDENCE
SUBSTANTIVE
ESSENTIAL; PERTAINING TO THE SUBSTANCE
SUBSUME
TO INCLUDE; INCORPORATE
SUBVERSIVE
INTENDED TO UNDERMINE OR OVERTHROW, ESPECIALLY AN ESTABLISHED GOVERNMENT
SUCCOR
RELIEF; HELP IN TIME OF DISTRESS OR WANT
SUFFRAGE
THE RIGHT TO VOTE
SUNDRY
VARIOUS
SUPERSEDE
TO REPLACE, ESPECIALLY TO DISPLACE AS INFERIOR OR ANTIQUATED
SUPINE
LYING ON THE BACK; MARKED BY LETHARGY
SUPPLANT
TO REPLACE; SUBSTITUTE
SUPPLIANT
BESEECHING
SUPPLICANT
ONE WHO ASKS HUMBLY AND EARNESTLY
SUPPOSITION
THE ACT OF ASSUMING TO BE TRUE OR REAL
SYLLOGISM
A FORM OF DEDUCTIVE REASONING THAT HAS A MAJOR PREMISE, A MINOR PREMISE, AND A CONCLUSION
SYLVAN
RELATED TO THE WOODS OR FOREST
TACIT
SILENTLY UNDERSTOOD; IMPLIED
TALISMAN
CHARM TO BRING GOOD LUCK AND AVERT MISFORTUNE
TANGENTIAL
PERIPHERAL; DIGRESSING
TAUTOLOGY
UNNECESSARY REPETITION
TAXONOMY
SCIENCE OF CLASSIFICATION; IN BIOLOGY, THE PROCESS OF CLASSIFYING ORGANSIMS IN CATEGORIES
TENET
BELIEF; DOCTRINE
TENUOUS
WEAK; INSUBSTANTIAL
TERRESTRIAL
EARTHLY; COMMONPLACE
THEOCRACY
GOVERNMENT BY PRIESTS REPRESENTING A GOD
THESPIAN
AN ACTOR OR ACTRESS
TIMBRE
THE CHARACTERISTIC QUALITY OF SOUND PRODUCED BY A PARTICULAR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE; TONE COLOR
TIRADE
LONG, VIOLENT SPEECH; VERBAL ASSAULT
TOADY
FLATTERER; HANGER-ON; YES-MAN
TOME
BOOK, USUALLY LARGE AND ACADEMIC
TORPOR
LETHARGY; DORMANCY; SLUGGISHNESS
TORQUE
A TURNING OR TWISTING FORCE; THE MOMENT OF A FORCE; THE MEASURE OF A FORCE'S TENDENCY TO PRODUCE TWISTING OR TURNING AND ROTATION AROUND AN AXIS
TORTUOUS
HAVING MANY TWISTS AND TURNS; HIGHLY COMPLEX
TOUT
TO PROMOTE OR PRAISE ENERGETICALLY
TRACTABLE
OBEDIENT; YIELDING
TRANSGRESSION
ACT OF TRESPASSING OR VIOLATING A LAW OR RULE
TRANSIENT
TEMPORARY; SHORT-LIVED; FLEETING
TRANSLUCENT
PARTIALLY TRANSPARENT
TRAVAIL
N. WORK, ESPECIALLY ARDUOUS WORK; TRIBULATION; ANGUISH, V. TO WORK STRENUOUSLY
TRAVESTY
PARODY; EXAGGERATED IMITATION; CARICATURE
TREATISE
ARTICLE TREATING A SUBJECT SYSTEMATICALLY AND THOROUGHLY
TREMULOUS
TREMBLING; QUIVERING; FRUGAL; TIMID
TREPIDATION
FEAR AND ANXIETY
TRUCULENCE
AGGRESSIVENESS; FEROCITY
TRYST
AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOVERS TO MEET; RENDEZVOUS
ANOMIE
A SOCIAL CONDITION MARKED BY A BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL NORMS
TUMID
SWOLLEN; DISTENDED
TURBID
MUDDY; OPAQUE; IN A STATE OF GREAT CONFUSION
TURGID
SWOLLEN; BLOATED; POMPOUS
TUTELARY
SERVING AS A GUARDIAN OR PROTECTOR
UNCANNY
MYSTERIOUS; STRANGE
UNDULATING
MOVING IN WAVES
UNFEIGNED
NOT FALSE; NOT MADE UP; GENUINE
UNTENABLE
INDEFENSIBLE
UNTOWARD
NOT FAVORABLE; TROUBLESOME; ADVERSE; UNRULY
USURY
PRACTICE OF LENDING MONEY AT EXORBITANT RATES
VACILLATE
TO WAVER; OSCILLATE
VACUOUS
EMPTY; VOID; LACKING INTELLIGENCE; PURPOSELESS
VALEDICTORY
PERTAINING TO A FAREWELL
VAPID
TASTELESS; DULL
VARIEGATED
VARIED; MARKED WITH DIFFERENT COLORS
VAUNT
TO BOAST; BRAG
VENAL
BRIBABLE; MERCENARY; CORRUPTIBLE
VENDETTA
PROLONGED FEUD MARKED BY BITTER HOSTILITY
VENERATE
V. TO ADORE; HONOR; RESPECT, ADJ. RESPECTED BECAUSE OF AGE, CHARACTER, OR POSITION
VERACIOUS
TRUTHFUL; ACCURATE
VERBOSE
WORDY
VERTIGO
DIZZINESS
VEXATION
IRRITATION; ANNOYANCE; CONFUSION; PUZZLEMENT
VIABLE
PRACTICABLE; CAPABLE OF DEVELOPING
VINDICTIVE
SPITEFUL; VENGEFUL; UNFORGIVING
VIRTUOSO
SOMEONE WITH MASTERLY SKILLS; EXPERT MUSICIAN
VISAGE
COUNTENANCE; APPEARANCE; ASPECT
VISCOUS
THICK, SYRUPY, AND STICKY
VITIATE
TO IMPAIR THE QUALITY OF; CORRUPT MORALLY; MAKE INOPERATIVE
VITUPERATIVE
USING OR CONTAINING HARSH, ABUSIVE CENSURE
VIVISECTION
DISSECTION; SURGERY; OR PAINFUL EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED ON A LIVING ANIMAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
VOGUE
PREVAILING FASHION OR PRACTICE
VOLATILE
TENDING TO VARY FREQUENTLY; FICKLE
VORTEX
WHIRLPOOL; WHIRLWIND; CENTER OF TURBULENCE
WARRANTED
ADJ. JUSTIFIED, V. TO ATTEST TO THE ACCURACY OR QUALITY; JUSTIFY; GRANT AUTHORIZATION
WARY
CAREFUL; CAUTIOUS
WELTER
TO WALLOW OR ROLL; TOSS ABOUT; BE IN TURMOIL
WHIMSICAL
FANCIFUL; UNPREDICTABLE
WHIMSY
PLAYFUL OR FANCIFUL IDEA
WISTFUL
VAGUELY LONGING; SADLY THOUGHTFUL
ZEALOT
ONE WHO IS FANATICALLY DEVOTED TO A CAUSE
ZEALOTRY
FANATICISM
DE FACTO
IN FACT, WHETHER BY RIGHT OR NOT; EXERCISING POWER WITHOUT BEING LEGALLY ESTABLISHED
DEVIANT
A PERSON WHOSE BEHAVIOR DIFFERS FROM THE ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF SOCIETY
DEFER
TO SUBMIT TO THE WISHES OF ANOTHER DUE TO RESPECT OR RECOGNITION OF THE PERSON'S AUTHORITY OR KNOWLEDGE
PLATONIC
SPIRITUAL, WITHOUT SENSUAL DESIRE, OR THEORETICAL
DISCERN
TO PERCEIVE SOMETHING OBSCURE
BIONICS
THE APPLICATION OF BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES TO THE THE DESIGN OF ELECTRICAL OR ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
HEURISTIC
RELATING TO A SPECULATIVE FORMULATION GUIDING THE INVESTIGATION OR SOLUTION OF A PROBLEM; EDUCATIONAL METHOD IN WHICH STUDENTS LEARN FROM THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS
EQUITABLE
FAIR; JUST; IMPARTIAL
GUILE
DECEPTION OR TRICKERY
REDUCTIONISTIC
ATTEMPTING TO EXPLAIN COMPLEX PHENOMENA BY SIMPLE PRINCIPLES
INERTIA
DISINCLINATION TO ACTION OR CHANGE
PATHOS
A QUALITY THAT CAUSES A FEELING OF PITY OR SORROW
PEDANT
UNINSPIRED, BORING ACADEMIC