100 terms

unit 13

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onset
beginning; commencement; outset; start
incensing
provocative
licentious
vulgar; obscene; lewd
sacrilegious
blasphemous; disrespectful; heretical; profane
recondite
profound; abstruse; arcane
confound
confuse; perplex
grimy
dirty; filthy; sordid; squalid
renegade
betrayer; dissident; deserter
infiltrate
filter; through; permeate
prototypical
archetypal; original
onerous
burdensome; demanding
vestige
indication; sign; hint; trace
flagrant
atrocious; inhuman; monstrous; nefarious; hideous
wile
machination; ruse; trick; artifice; deceit
labyrinth
convolution; maze
ambiguity
ambivalence; obscurity; uncertainty; vagueness
heinous
atrocious; inhuman; monstrous; nefarious; hideous
resort to
depend on; rely on
artifice
machination; ruse; trick; wile; deceit
circumlocution
euphemism
interlocution
dialogue; conversation
oblivion
forgetfulness; unconsciousness
exquisite
dainty; delicate; fine
waft
drift; float; glide
commence
start; begin; initiate
discrete
different; disjunctive; distinct; independent; separate
discreet
careful; cautious; circumspect; prudent
utilitarian
practical; pragmatic
elusive
inexplicable; puzzling; incomprehensible
proclivity
inclination; penchant; propensity; bent
at a loss
embarrassed; confused; confounded
ensue
follow; result
entail
include; involve
cryptic
mysterious; obscure; puzzling; secret
convocation
assembly; caucus; conference; congress
provocation
incitement; instigation
tumultuous
chaotic; disorderly; riotous; turbulent
multifarious
diverse; eclectic; many-sided; multifaceted
satirical
biting; derisive; ironic; mocking; sarcastic
extrapolate
deduce; infer
devious
deceitful; dishonest; dishonorable
hideous
atrocious; inhuman; monstrous; nefarious; heinous
miserly
closefisted; greedy; stingy
temperament
character; disposition; make-up; nature
censor
abridge; edit; expurgate
cramp
hamper; hinder; limit; restrict
surrealistic
dream-like
predominate
dominate; rule
catholic
universal; comprehensive
august
dignified; illustrious; lofty; majestic
ostensible
apparent; nominal; outward; seeming
crisp
clean; neat; orderly
atrocious
nefarious; inhuman; monstrous; hideous; heinous
drab
colorless; dull; monotonous
multifaceted
multifarious; many-sided
staggering
shocking;surprising; astounding
causality
the relation between cause and effect
casualty
someone who is killed or injured in war or in an accident
protean
changeable; variable
embellish
adorn; decorate; dress up; elaborate; ornament
lassitude
debility; exhaustion;fatigue; languor
baleful
harmful; deleterious; detrimental; pernicious
dainty
delicate; fine; exquisite
gibe
scoff; jeer; sneer; deride
circumspect
careful; cautious; vigilant
circumscribe
limit; restrict; confine
circumvent
avoid; bypass; evade; skirt
garnish
decorate; adorn; embellish
languid
languorous; lethargic; lifeless; listless; torpid
languor
fatigue; lassitude
barter
exchange; swap; trade; bargain
patron
client; customer; shopper; advocate; benefactor
relevance
bearing; pertinence; significance; connection
sophistry
the use of clever arguments to persuade people that something is true when it is really false
supplement
addition; extra
supple
flexible; malleable; plastic; pliable; pliant
prate
babble; blab; clatter; boast; brag; chat
curt
short; concise; succinct
epitome
summary; outline
pertinence
relevance; appropriateness
integrate
blend; combine; consolidate; mix; unite
demolish
level; raze; tear down; destroy; wreck
gist
crux; kernel; main idea; point
belabor
attack; criticize; malign
homogeneous
alike; consistent; identical; similar; uniform
intemperance
excess; immoderation
irreverence
disrespect; impudence; insolence; blasphemy; sacrilege
digression
departure; straying
align
adjust; arrange; order; straighten; affiliate; ally
lurid
appalling; sensational; shocking
hubris
arrogance; haughtiness; egotism
debris
waste; remains; ruins
prolix
wordy; grandiloquent; verbose
inexorable
relentless; cruel
emanate
emit; exude; ooze
emaciate
attenuate; enervate; debilitate
impart
confer; grant; give
abominate
abhor; detest; loathe
concoct
generate; make; produce
subtle
delicate; fine