100 terms

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coalesce
combine; consolidate; incorporate; integrate; merge
asperse
defame; slander; revile; vilify
toady
flatterer; sycophant
arcane
profound; abstruse; recondite
derelict
abandonded; deserted
preternatural
supernatural; mysterious
denizen
dweller; inhabitant; occupant; resident
forestall
deter; hinder; thwart
foible
shortcoming; weakness
platitude
banality; cliché; triteness
discursive
digressive; meandering; rambling; wandering
parochial
provincial; narrow-minded
forbear
endure; stand; suffer; tolerate; abstain
panoply
splendor
vituperate
censure; rebuke; castigate; upbraid
zany
absurd; inane; silly
misnomer
a name or a word that is not appropriate or accurate
iconoclast
a person who criticizes popular beliefs or established custom and ideas
epidemic
pestilence; plague
pandemic
a disease that spreads over a whole country or the whole world
rambling
digressive;discursive; disjointed
hobble
thwart; impeded; hinder
cull
garner; glean; sift; sort; winnow extemporaneous
extemporaneous
impromptu; ad-libbed; improvised
bigoted
narrow-minded; prejudiced
taciturn
laconic; quiet; reserved; reticent
improvident
not thinking about or planning for the future
celerity
promptness; nimbleness; alacrity
redemptive
saving you from the power of evil
taunt
insult; mock; scorn; sneer
subjugate
conquer; crash; defeat; subdue; vanquish
squander
misuse; waste
somnolent
drowsy; groggy; nodding; sleepy; yawning
delirious
ecstatic; exited
squalid
dirty; filthy; foul; sordid
perilous
dangerous; hazardous; menacing
truncate
abridge; curtail; amputate
amicable
agreeable; congenial; friendly; amiable
facetious
humorous; playful
factitious
artificial; unnatural
sanguine
hopeful; optimistic
obdurate
stubborn; unyielding
avuncular
behaving in a kind and friendly way towards young people
prescient
knowing or appearing to know about things before they happen
reticent
quiet; reserved; taciturn
ecstasy
delirium; euphoria; joy; rapture
stumble on
run into; bump into
filthy
dirty; foul; squalid; sordid
unconscionable
unconscientious; unethical; criminal
evasive
elusive; slippery; deceitful; deceptive
recount
relate; tell
oration
address; discourse; lecture; speech
buck
resist; defy; oppose
husbandry
thrift; frugality
figment
fiction; fancy
menace
danger; hazard; peril; risk; threat
empower
authorize; entitle
grim
bleak; dark; serious
reckless
careless; foolhardy; heedless
domineering
imperious; oppressive; overbearing; tyrannical
primacy
supremacy; eminence
sever
cut; split; amputate; dismember; truncate
inveterate
chronic; habitual; deep-rooted; entrenched
guru
teacher; mentor; master
forlorn
abandined; deserted; desolate; forsaken; lonesome
pedantic
pretending to know something
spoof
parody; satire
rectitude
honesty; integrity
indiscretion
carelessness; folly; imprudence; flippancy
evenhanded
fair; impartial
diverge
branch; fork; part; separate; split; deviate
abhor
hate; loath; scorn
picayune
inconsequential; insignificant; minor; paltry; petty; trivial
coincide
agree; conquer; confirm; correspond; harmonize
lamentable
grievous; heartbreaking; pathetic; pitiable; sad; deplorable
converge
center; concentrate; focus; approach; intersect; join; meet
unwieldy
clumsy; ugly; awkward
wholesome
healthy; salubrious
anachronism
something that is placed in the wrong period of history
efface
cancel; delete; erase
antediluvian
antiquated; archaic; obsolete; prehistoric
caucus
assemble; conference; convention; council; meeting
ubiquitous
everywhere; omnipresent
surly
unfriendly; unsociable
serene
peaceful; placid; tranquil; composed
craven
timorous; timid; cowardly
weary
fatigued; jaded; tired
wary
careful; cautious; prudent; alert; vigilant; watchful
fervent
ardent; fervid; passionate; vehement
servile
abject; subservient
omnipresent
everywhere; ubiquitous
omnipotent
all-powerful; almighty
jaded
tired; exhausted
timorous
timid; craven; cowardly
sly
crafty; cunning; shifty; shrewd
perturb
agitate; bother; distress; disturb; worry
placid
sedate; serene; quiet; smooth; tranquil
relevant
applicable; appropriate; fitting; germane; pertinent
abject
obsequious; servile; base; contemptible; low
officious
intrusive; meddlesome; nosy; obtrusive
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