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Cacophony (n.)

Harsh, discordant sound

2

Expatiate (v.)

To speak or write at length

3

mellifluous (adj.)

sweet and flowing

4

inexorable (adj.)

stubborn

5

Noxious (adj.)

Harmful

6

Clairvoyant (n.)

One who can predict the future

7

denigrate (v.)

To slur someone's reputation

8

forbearance (n.)

patience

9

perfidious (adj.)

faithless, disloyal

10

Intransigent (adj.)

Refusing to compromise

11

Scurvy (adj.)

Contemptable

12

fervid (adj.)

ardent

13

bedlam (adj.)

scene of uproar/confusion

14

falter (v.)

to hesitate

15

Mince (v.)

To speak carefully, euphemize

16

Convivial (adj.)

Sociable

17

Cant (n.)

Insincere talk

18

Penury (n.)

Poverty, destitution

19

Archaic (adj.)

Outdated

20

vitriolic (adj.)

caustic and severe

21

disconsolate (adj.)

hopelessly unhappy

22

credo (n.)

Statement of belief of principle

23

apotheosize (adj.)

glorify, deify

24

Stymie (v.)

To block; thwart

25

Asseverate (v.)

To aver, assert, allege

26

hirsute (adj.)

Covered in hair

27

espy (v.)

to spy, discern

28

sojourn (n.)

a temporary stay

29

peremptory (adj.)

imperative, dictatorial

30

Truculent (adj.)

Fierce; eager to fight

31

Quotidian (adj.)

Occuring daily, common

32

expound (v.)

To state in detail, explain

33

candor (n.)

frankness, openness

34

Contrite (adj.)

Regretful, seeking forgiveness

35

Pervade (v.)

To permeate throughout

36

vapid (adj.)

tasteless, dull

37

indigence (n.)

poverty

38

Quixotic (adj.)

Foolishly impractical, motivated by lofty romatic ideals

39

malinger (v.)

feign illness to escape duty

40

apprise (v.)

To inform

41

Waffle (v.)

To flip flop

42

quorum (n.)

number of members necessary to conduct a meeting

43

recompense (n.)

repayment

44

irresolute (adj.)

unsure of how to act

45

Prize (v.)

Pry, force with lever

46

Strut (n.)

Supporting cross part of a wing

47

dudgeon (n.)

feeling of anger

48

Fortuitous (adj.)

Happening by accident/chance

49

gossamer (adj.)

light like cobwebs

50

impugn (v.)

to challenge as false

51

poseur (n.)

poser

52

Obsequious (adj.)

Showing a fawning attentiveness

53

Bedizen (v.)

To dress in vulgar, showy manner

54

baleful/baneful (adj.)

harmfull

55

cursory (adj.)

hasty, superficial

56

contrition (n.)

penitence, remorse

57

prehensile (adj.)

capable of grasping

58

Succint (adj.)

Brief, concise

59

munificent (adj.)

generous

60

invidious (adj.)

likely to provoke ill will, offensive

61

maladroit (adj.)

inept

62

piquant (adj.)

stimulating, pungent

63

Nadir (n.)

Low point

64

supplicant (n.)

Who who asks humbly

65

Obstinate (adj.)

Stubborn, uncompromising

66

circumlocution (n.)

roundabout way of speaking

67

precept (n.)

principle, law

68

Cavil (v.)

To find fault without good reason

69

Celerity (n.)

Speed, alacrity

70

Placate (v.)

To appease, calm by making concessions

71

Gregarious (adj.)

Sociable, outgoing

72

harrowing (adj.)

distressing, terrifying

73

Sanction (n./v.)

Permission or apporval OR a penalty to enforcce compliance

74

Eccentric (adj.)

Departingn from norms/conventions

75

decamp (v.)

to depart quickly

76

Affected (adj.)

Pretentious, phony

77

Gainsay (v.)

To deny, dispute, contradict

78

preternatural (adj.)

supernatural

79

rectitude (n.)

correctness (moral and literal)

80

Impunity (n.)

Immunity from punnishment or penalty

81

Alacrity (n.)

Eagerness; enthusiasm

82

consanguine (adj.)

related by blood

83

argot (n.)

Specialized vocabulary used by a group

84

nostrum (n.)

medicine of doubtful effectiveness

85

jeremiad (n.)

mournful complaint

86

Palliate (v.)

To make less serious

87

imprecation (n.)

curse

88

Unfeigned (adj.)

Genuine

89

paucity (n.)

scarcity

90

epistemology (n.)

branch of philosophy that examines nature of knowledge

91

Dirge (n.)

Song of grief/lamention

92

apothegm (n.)

A terse, witty saying

93

concerted (adj.)

planned or devised

94

Pious (adj.)

Reverent, devout

95

Prolix (adj.)

Long-winded, verbose

96

Spendthrift (n.)

One who spends wastefully

97

abashed (adj.)

ashamed

98

Harangue (v./n.)

to deliver a pomopous speech

99

Bellicose (adj.)

Belligerent, pugnacious

100

Mendicant (n.)

Beggar

101

libidinous (adj.)

lewd, lascivious

102

Preen (v.)

Primp/groom

103

behest (n.)

a command or request

104

Prodigious (adj.)

Abundant, extraordinary

105

limpid (adj.)

clear/transparent

106

Color (v.)

To change

107

Accolade (n.)

Expression of praise

108

Stupefy (adj.)

Stun; amaze

109

Pine (v.)

To yearn intensely

110

supine (adj.)

Laying on the back, lethargic

111

Mitigate (v.)

To moderate, make less severe/intense

112

Centrifugal (adj.)

Moving away from the center

113

cloying (adj.)

Causing disgust through excess

114

sartorial (adj.)

pertaining to tailors

115

proselyte (n.)

a convert

116

Peruse (v.)

Examine with great care

117

espouse (v.)

support/advocate

118

Salacious (adj.)

Lustful, lacivious

119

Qualms (n.)

Misgivings; reservations

120

Bucolic (adj.)

Rustic and pastoral

121

Transient (n.)

Feeling, passing quickly

122

stanch (v.)

to stop or check flow

123

Fell (adj.)

inhumanely cruel

124

quintessence (n.)

concentrated essence of a substance

125

Fervent (adj.)

Greatly emotional or zealous

126

Vitiate (v.)

To corrupt, spoil

127

Buttress (v.)

To reinforce/support

128

Volatitle (adj>)

volatile but can can also mean explosive

129

disavowal (n.)

disowning, repudiation

130

toothsome (adj.)

tasty, pleasing

131

tumid (adj.)

swollen

132

Prolific (adj.)

Productive

133

felicitous (adj.)

appropriate, well expressed

134

Laconic (adj.)

Of few words

135

BlasE (adj.)

bored, unconcerned

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reproof (v.)

to critcize, rebuke

137

benediction (n.)

utterance of good wishes

138

Tyro (n.)

Novice

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fulsome (adj.)

so excessive as to be disgusting

140

Pervasive (adj.)

Spread throughout

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Enigmatic (adj.)

Mysterious, obscure

142

Broach (v.)

To bring up

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ersatz (adj.)

serving as a substitute

144

equable (adj.)

Steady, serene

145

palaver (n.)

a conference or discussion

146

stolid (adj.)

having/showing little emotion

147

Tirade (n.)

A long, critical speech

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euphemism (n.)

use of agreeable languague in place of offensive language

149

Pusillanimous (adj.)

Cowardly, craven

150

Contentious (adj.)

Argumentative, causing controversy or disagreement

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Perfunctory (adj.)

Done w/o care or interest

152

Tenuous (adj.)

Flimsy, weak

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sundry (adj.)

various

154

Acerbic (adj.)

Sour taste or character

155

Adulation (n.)

Excessive praise

156

bemusing (adj.)

confusing, hard to understand

157

Grouse (v.)

To complain or grumble

158

epigram (n.)

a terse and witty saying (apothegm)

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vindictive (adj.)

spitefull, vengefull

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militate (v.)

to work against

161

redress (v.)

To set right, remedy

162

Putrefy (v.)

To rot/decay

163

precarious (adj.)

uncertain

164

thespian (n.)

actor/actress

165

Odious (adj.)

Evoking intense aversion/dislike

166

Censure (v.)

To severely criticize

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circumspection (n.)

observation, caution, prudence

168

succor (n.)

relief/help

169

homily (n.)

sermon, moralizing lecture

170

Sap (n.)

Fool

171

Credulous (adj.)

Gullible

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adage (n.)

a proverb

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discrete (adj.)

Detached, separate

174

Pellucid (adj.)

Transparent, easy to understand

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ardor (n.)

Great emotion or passion

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dissolute (adj.)

indifferent to moral restraints

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pique (v.)

to anger

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venerate (v.)

To adore, honor

179

Proclivity (n.)

Natural predisposition/inclination

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Complaisance (n.)

Willingness to comply with wishes of others

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Callous (adj.)

Thick skinned, insensitive

182

Loquacious (adj.)

Extremely talkative

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bacchanalian (adj.)

pertaining to drunken festivity

184

Idolatrous (adj.)

Given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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welter (v.)

toss about, be in turmoil

186

wistful (adj.)

vaguely longing, sadly thoughtful

187

Inchoate (adj.)

In an initial stage, not fully formed

188

evince (v.)

To show plainly

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Mollify (v.)

To calm/soothe

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attenuate (v.)

to weaken

191

Lubricious (adj.)

Lewd, wanton

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abject (adj.)

miserable, pitiful

193

foible (n.)

a minor weaknes

194

scion (n.)

a descendant

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Inimical (adj.)

Hostile, damaging

196

Hackneyed (adj.)

Rendered commonplace by frequent usage

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fathomless (adj.)

bottomless

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enrapture (v.)

To delight/enthrall

199

Bombastic (adj.)

Pompous, grandiloquent

200

Malevolent (adj.)

Having/showing vicious ill will

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indemnify (v.)

to compensate for damage or loss

202

rapport (n.)

relation/connection

203

fledgling (n.)

beginner, novice

204

Predilection (n.)

Preference

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adjudicate (v.)

to settle judicially

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Querulous (adj.)

Prome to complaining

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Facetious (adj.)

Playful, humorous

208

Decorum (n.)

Polite/appropriate conduct

209

invective (n.)

Verbal abuse

210

Continence (n.)

Self control

211

Demur (v.)

To question or oppose

212

Pirate (v.)

To illegally use or reproduce

213

Essay (v.)

To test or try

214

insidious (adj.)

treacherous

215

Allay (v.)

To lessen, ease

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Categorical (adj.)

Absolute, without exception

217

Imbroglio (n.)

Difficult or embarrasing situation

218

Flip (adj.)

Sarcastic, impertinent

219

Pedestrian (adj.)

common, trite

220

Dogmatic (adj.)

Rigid opinion based on unproved principles

221

apocryphal (adj.)

of doubtful authorship/authenticity

222

insuperable (adj>)

insurmountable

223

fey (adj.)

doomed

224

Perfidy (n.)

Intentional breach of faith

225

Tacit (adj.)

Implied, not explicitly stated

226

Disparate (adj.)

Distinct; dissimiilar

227

Burgeon (v.)

To grow rapidly or flourish

228

Extemporaneous (adj.)

Improvised

229

chagrin (n.)

Vexation, disappointment

230

Contiguous (adj.)

Sharing a border; adjacent

231

licentious (adj.)

sexually unrestrained

232

Inert (adj.)

Unmoving, sluggish

233

Canard (n.)

False, deliberately misleading tory

234

Paean (n.)

Song of praise/thanksgiving

235

supercilious (adj.)

disdainful, contemptuous

236

Excoriate (v.)

To censure scathingly, upbraid

237

Vituperate (v.)

To berate

238

animus (n.)

dislike/hostility

239

Abjure (v.)

To solemnly renounce, reject, or recant

240

Factotum (n.)

A person that does all kinds of work

241

Sagacious (adj.)

Having sound judgement

242

tutelary (adj.)

serving as a guardian/protector

243

Ephemeral (adj.)

Brief, fleeting

244

Exact (v.)

To demand, take

245

labile (adj.)

likely to change

246

Propensity (n.)

Natural inclination

247

Circuitous (adj.)

Roundabout

248

simian (adj.)

apelike

249

Stygian (adj.)

Gloomy, dark

250

avocation (n.)

Secondary occupation

251

droll (adj.)

oddly amusing

252

gambol (v.)

To frolic

253

transgression (n.)

act of violating a law/rule

254

hermetic (adj.)

tightly sealed, magical

255

simper (n.)

silly, self conscious smile

256

jocose (adj.)

fond of joking

257

Voracious (adj.)

Having insatiable appetite for something

258

Singular (adj.)

Exceptional, odd

259

Stand (n.)

Group of trees

260

Carping (v.)

To find fault, complain

261

esurient (adj.)

hungering

262

noisome (adj.)

offensive/disgusting

263

Denouement (n.)

The outcome or solution

264

Bolster (v.)

To provide support or reinforcement

265

mettle (n.)

courage, endurance

266

Morose (adj.)

Sullen, melancholy

267

Superfluous (adj.)

Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

268

Vexation (n.)

Annoyance, irritation

269

Obdurate (adj.)

Unyielding, hardhearted

270

Goad (v.)

To prod, urge on

271

rapacious (adj.)

greedy, predatory

272

Propitiate (v.)

To appease, conciliate

273

Impecunious (adj.)

Lacking funds/without money

274

Repudate (v.)

To disown, refuse to have anything to do with

275

Tendentious (adj.)

Biased

276

Vilifiy (v.)

To defame

277

Disinterested (adj.)

Impartial

278

Aggranddize (v.)

To increase in power, intensity, prestige

279

ambivalence (n.)

State of having conflicting attitude

280

Misanthrope (n.)

One who hates all other humans

281

Execrable (adj.)

Detestable

282

Coquette (n.)

A woman who flirts

283

Ossified (adj.)

Turned more rigid

284

Exculpate (v.)

Exonerate; clear of blame

285

Infelicitous (adj.)

Unfortunate, inappropriate

286

estimable (adj.)

admirable, or possible to estimate

287

antipathy (n.)

Dislike, hostility

288

Arrest (v.)

To suspend, or engage attention

289

languid (adj.)

slow, lacking in vigor

290

reprise (n.)

repetition, esp in music

291

Descry (v.)

To discriminate, discern

292

tremulous (adj.)

trembling, frugal, timid

293

ignominious (adj.)

defaming, humiliating

294

Rhetoric (n.)

art/study of use of language for communication/persuasion

295

vindicate (v.)

justify, clear of blame

296

atavism (n.)

Reappearance of a characteristic after several generations of absence

297

Neologism (n.)

A new word or word use

298

hoary (adj.)

gray/white with age

299

Martial (adj.)

Associated with war/armed forces

300

Solicitous (adj.)

Concerned; attentive

301

Ford (v.)

wade

302

Meretricious (adj.)

Cheapp, showy, gaudy, Zef.

303

Stoic (adj.)

Indifferent to pleasure or pain, steadfast

304

orotund (adj.)

pompous

305

auspice (n.)

support/sponsorship, or favorable sign

306

timbre (n.)

Tone color

307

turpitude (n.)

vileness, shamefulness

308

ribald (adj.)

vulgar or indecent in speech

309

Acumen (n.)

Accurate judgement/insight

310

Canonical (adj.)

Following/agreeing with traditional standards

311

perigee (n.)

closest point (opposite of apogee)

312

Effrontery (n.)

Boldness; presumptuousness

313

idiosyncratic (adj.)

peculiar

314

Refulgent (adj.)

Shiny, brilliant

315

Asperity (n.)

Severity, rigor, roughness

316

hector (v.)

to bully

317

Quail (v.)

To lose courage, turn frightened

318

abstruse (adj.)

secret, hidden

319

Implacable (adj.)

Not able to be appeased or significantly changed

320

Appropriate (v.)

Take for one's use, confiscate

321

spurn (v.)

to reject with disdain

322

Glib (adj.)

Nonchalant, superficial

323

Peroration (n.)

Speech ending/flowery speech

324

distrait (adj.)

Inattentive, preoccupied

325

foment (v.)

to incite, arouse

326

Remonstrate (v.)

To protest, object

327

Cantankerous (adj.)

Irritable, ill humored

328

Plummet (v.)

To plunge or drop straight down

329

reproach (v.)

to blame, find fault with

330

Irascible (adj.)

Easily angered

331

Impassive (adj.)

Revealing no emotion

332

resolution (n.)

determination

333

Precipitate (v.)

To cause/happen before anticipated/required

334

travesty (n.)

parody, exagerrated imitation

335

perspicuous (adj.)

clearly expressed

336

emblazon (v.)

To depict, decorate (from heraldry)

337

somatic (adj.)

relating to the body

338

Presumptuous (adj.)

Overstepping bounds, taking liberties

339

Salubrious (adj.)

Promoting health or well being

340

abscission (n.)

Act of cutting

341

assay (v.)

to examine/analyze

342

Abate (v.)

To lessen

343

tautology (n.)

Unnecessary repetition

344

indolent (adj.)

habitually lazy, idle

345

Puerile (adj.)

Childish, jejune

346

Evanescent (adj.)

Tending to disappear, vanishing

347

doctrinaire (adj.)

Dogmatic, unyielding

348

Flag (v.)

To sag or droop

349

ambrosia (n.)

Something delicious

350

Rent (v.)

torn

351

Queries (n.)

Inquiries, doubts in the mind, reservations

352

Intimate (v.)

To imply

353

peregrination (n.)

a wandering from place to place

354

diluvial (adj.)

pertainig to flood or deluge

355

itinerant (adj.)

wandering from place to place

356

bluster (adj.)

loud, swaggering

357

imperious (adj.)

domineering, dictatorial

358

errant (adj.)

Mistaken

359

beatify (v.)

To sanctify, bless

360

physiognomy (n.)

facial features

361

decry (v.)

To speak badly of

362

lucre (n.)

money or profits

363

Luminous (adj.)

Characterized by brightness

364

sardonic (adj.)

cynical, mocking

365

Sanguine (adj.)

Cheerful, optimistic

366

Obtain (adj.)

to be established, accepted

367

Exhort (v.)

To urge by strong appeals

368

mordant (adj.)

caustic, sarcastic

369

suppliant (adj.)

beseeching (humbly asking for)

370

Renege (v.)

To fail to honor a commitment

371

Indefatigable (adj.)

Tireless, dogged

372

Enervate (v.)

To weaken

373

Exacerbate (v.)

To make worse/more severe

374

dissident (n.)

One who disagrees about beliefs

375

temerity (n.)

reckless boldness

376

clement (adj.)

merciful, lenient

377

elysian (adj.)

Blissful, delightful

378

demotic (adj.)

pertaining to people

379

Imperturbable (adj.)

Marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness

380

Fetter (v.)

to blind, confine

381

Emollient (adj.)

Soothing, esp to skin

382

interregnum (n.)

Gap in continuity

383

abrogate (adj.)

to abolish

384

Obtuse (adj.)

Not clear or precise in thought/expression

385

Cynicism (n.)

Attitude/belief that people are motivated by selfishness

386

apropos (adj.)

relevant

387

scurrilous (adj.)

abusive

388

abnegate (v.)

To relinquish, give up

389

oblique (adj.)

slanting/sloping

390

Capricious (adj.)

Erratic; unpredictable

391

Soporific (adj.)

Causing drowsiness

392

magisterial (adj.)

authoritative, domineering

393

sinuous (adj.)

intricate, complex

394

diminution (n.)

act/process of diminishing

395

vaunt (v.)

to boast/brag

396

dissipated (adj.)

hedonistic

397

Adumbrate (v.)

Foreshadow, vaguely intimate

398

nettlesome (adj.)

causing vexation

399

Eschew (v.)

To shun, avoid

400

declaim (v.)

to make a formal speech, or inveigh

401

August (adj.)

majestic

402

Compunction (n.)

Uneasiness caused by guilt

403

impute (v.)

To relate to a particular cause or source, assign as a characteristic

404

Maverick (n.)

Independent wrt group

405

conjecture (n.)

Formation of opinion without sufficient proof

406

magniloquent (adj.)

grandiloquent

407

demagogue (n.)

one who gains power by playing on people's emotions

408

nugatory (adj.)

of little importance, invalid

409

doleful (adj.)

melancholy

410

Stentorian (adj.)

Extremely loud and powerful

411

Tortuous (adj.)

Excessively complicated

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Meticulous (adj.)

Characterized by extreme care and precision

413

fastidious (adj.)

excessively critical or demanding

414

Aberrant (adj.)

deviating from the norm; unusual

415

Anathema (n.)

Accursed/loathed person or thing

416

Concomitant (n.)

Existing concurrently

417

Spurious (adj.)

False, lacking authenticity

418

deference (n.)

respect

419

guise (n.)

outward appearance

420

Reticent (adj.)

Quiet; reserved

421

Cloister (v.)

To confine, seclude

422

Sordid (adj.)

Filthy; foul

423

rebus (n.)

puzzle where pictures represent words

424

Axiomatic (adj.)

Taken as a given

425

Pied (adj.)

Multicolored

426

multifarious (adj.)

diverse

427

mores (n.)

customs, conventions

428

insolent (adj.)

boldly rude or disrespectful

429

Meet (adj.)

Fitting, proper

430

arbitrate (v.)

to judge between two opposing parties

431

Cardinal (adj.)

major (ie cardinal sin)

432

renitent (adj.)

resistant

433

Magnamity (n.)

Nobility in mind and heart, esp forgiving

434

ancillary (adj.)

subsidiary/assisting

435

Pedantic (adj.)

show offish about knowledge, overly-concerned with trivial details

436

menagerie (n.)

variety of animals kept together

437

Abscond (v.)

Steal away; leave secretly