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Fractious

adj. quarrelsome; unruly; rebellious

2

Fresco

n. a painting done on plaster

3

Froward

adj. stubbornly contrary; obstinately disobedient

4

Fulminate

v. to attack loudly; denounce

5

Fulsome

adj. so excessive as to be disgusting

6

Gainsay

v. to deny; dispute; oppose

7

Gambol

v. to frolic; leap playfully

8

Gauche

adj. coarse and uncouth; clumsy

9

Glib

adj. fluent in an insincere way; offhand

10

Gossamer

adj. sheer; light and delicate, like cobwebs

11

Gradiloquent

adj. pompous; bombastic

12

Gregarious

adj. sociable

13

Grouse

v. to complain; n. complaints

14

Guileless

adj. free of cunning or deceit; artless

15

Halcyon

adj. calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

16

Harrowing

adj. extremely distressing; terrifying

17

Hermetic

adj. tightly seald; magical

18

Homeostasis

n. automatic maintenance by an organism of normal temperature

19

Idolatry

n. idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

20

Igneous

adj. produced by fire; volcanic

21

Imbroglio

n. complicated situation; an entanglement

22

Immutable

adj. unchangeable

23

Impecunious

adj. poor; having no money

24

Impervious

adj. impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

25

Impinge

v. to strike; encroach

26

Implacable

adj. inflexible; incapable of being pleased

27

Imprecation

n. curse

28

Impute

v. to relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the failt to; assign as a characteristic

29

Incursion

n. sudden invasion

30

Indigence

n. poverty

31

Indolent

adj. habitually lazy; idle

32

Ineluctable

adj. unavoidable; inevitable

33

Ingenous

adj. naïve and trusting; ;acking sophistication

34

Insensible

adj. unconscious; unresponsive

35

Insouciant

adj. indifferent; lacking concern or care

36

Insularity

n. narrow-mindedness; isolation

37

Insuperable

adj. insurmountable; unconquerable

38

Interdict

v. to forbid; prohibit; to confront and halt the activities

39

Internecine

adj. deadly to both sides

40

Interpolate

v. to insert; change by adding new words or material

41

Interregnum

n. interval between reigns; gap in continuity

42

Inveigh

v. to disapprove; protest vehemently

43

Inveterate

adj. confirmed; long-standing; deeply rooted

44

Invidious

adj. likely to provoke ill-will; offensive

45

Irascible

adj. easily angered

46

Jaundiced

adj. having a yellowish discoloration of the skin; affected by envy, resentment, or hostility

47

Jibe

v. to be in agreement

48

Labile

adj. likely to change

49

Lascivious

adj. lustful

50

Lassitude

n. lethargy; sluggishness

51

Levity

adj. light manner or attitude

52

Liberal

adj. tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish

53

Lilliputian

adj. extremely small

54

Limn

v. to draw; describe

55

Limpid

adj. clear; transparent

56

Litany

n. lengthy recitation; repetitive chant

57

Lucid

adj. bright; clear; intelligble

58

Lucre

n. money or profits

59

Machiavellian

adj. crafty; double-dealing

60

Magnanimity

n. generosity; nobility

61

Malign

v. to speak evil of

62

Malleable

adj. impressionable

63

Megalomania

n. delusions of power or importance

64

Menagerie

n. a variety of animals kept together

65

Mendacious

adj. dishonest

66

Mendicant

n. beggar

67

Meretricious

adj. gaudy; plausible but false; specious

68

Metaphysics

n. branch of philosophy that investigates the ultimate nature of reality

69

Meteorological

adj. concerned with the weather

70

Mettle

n. courage; endurance

71

Militate

v. to work against

72

Minutia

n. petty details

73

Mitigate

v. to cause to become less harsh, severe, or painful; alleviate

74

Mnemonic

adj. related to mempory; assisting memory

75

Modium

n. limited quantity

76

Mollify

v. to soothe

77

Monolithic

adj. solid and uniform; constituting a single, unified whole

78

Motley

adj. many colored; made up of many parts

79

Multifarious

adj. diverse

80

Necromancy

n. black magic

81

Neophyte

n. novice; beginner

82

Nonplussed

adj. bewildered

83

Nostrum

n. medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness; supposed cure

84

Nugatory

adj. triffling; invalid

85

Obsequy

n. funeral ceremony

86

Officious

adj. too helpful; meddlesome

87

Ornithologist

n. scientist who studies birds

88

Overweening

adj. presumptuous; arrogant; overbearing

89

Paleontology

n. study of past geological eras through fossil remains

90

Pallid

adj. lacking color or liveliness

91

Pathological

adj. departing from normal condition

92

Pellucid

adj. transparent; translucent; easily understood

93

Penury

n. extreme poverty

94

Peregrination

n. a wandering from place to place

95

Peremptory

adj. imperative; leaving no choice

96

Perfidious

adj. faithless; disloyal; untrustworthy

97

Perigee

n. point in orbit that is closest to Earth

98

Piety

n. devoutness

99

Piquant

adj. appealingly stimulating; pleasantly pungent; attractive

100

adj. quarrelsome; unruly; rebellious

Fractious

101

n. a painting done on plaster

Fresco

102

adj. stubbornly contrary; obstinately disobedient

Froward

103

v. to attack loudly; denounce

Fulminate

104

adj. so excessive as to be disgusting

Fulsome

105

v. to deny; dispute; oppose

Gainsay

106

v. to frolic; leap playfully

Gambol

107

adj. coarse and uncouth; clumsy

Gauche

108

adj. fluent in an insincere way; offhand

Glib

109

adj. sheer; light and delicate, like cobwebs

Gossamer

110

adj. pompous; bombastic

Gradiloquent

111

adj. sociable

Gregarious

112

v. to complain; n. complaints

Grouse

113

adj. free of cunning or deceit; artless

Guileless

114

adj. calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

Halcyon

115

adj. extremely distressing; terrifying

Harrowing

116

adj. tightly seald; magical

Hermetic

117

n. automatic maintenance by an organism of normal temperature

Homeostasis

118

n. idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

Idolatry

119

adj. produced by fire; volcanic

Igneous

120

n. complicated situation; an entanglement

Imbroglio

121

adj. unchangeable

Immutable

122

adj. poor; having no money

Impecunious

123

adj. impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

Impervious

124

v. to strike; encroach

Impinge

125

adj. inflexible; incapable of being pleased

Implacable

126

n. curse

Imprecation

127

v. to relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the failt to; assign as a characteristic

Impute

128

n. sudden invasion

Incursion

129

n. poverty

Indigence

130

adj. habitually lazy; idle

Indolent

131

adj. unavoidable; inevitable

Ineluctable

132

adj. naïve and trusting; ;acking sophistication

Ingenous

133

adj. unconscious; unresponsive

Insensible

134

adj. indifferent; lacking concern or care

Insouciant

135

n. narrow-mindedness; isolation

Insularity

136

adj. insurmountable; unconquerable

Insuperable

137

v. to forbid; prohibit; to confront and halt the activities

Interdict

138

adj. deadly to both sides

Internecine

139

v. to insert; change by adding new words or material

Interpolate

140

n. interval between reigns; gap in continuity

Interregnum

141

v. to disapprove; protest vehemently

Inveigh

142

adj. confirmed; long-standing; deeply rooted

Inveterate

143

adj. likely to provoke ill-will; offensive

Invidious

144

adj. easily angered

Irascible

145

adj. having a yellowish discoloration of the skin; affected by envy, resentment, or hostility

Jaundiced

146

v. to be in agreement

Jibe

147

adj. likely to change

Labile

148

adj. lustful

Lascivious

149

n. lethargy; sluggishness

Lassitude

150

adj. light manner or attitude

Levity

151

adj. tolerant; broad-minded; generous; lavish

Liberal

152

adj. extremely small

Lilliputian

153

v. to draw; describe

Limn

154

adj. clear; transparent

Limpid

155

n. lengthy recitation; repetitive chant

Litany

156

adj. bright; clear; intelligble

Lucid

157

n. money or profits

Lucre

158

adj. crafty; double-dealing

Machiavellian

159

n. generosity; nobility

Magnanimity

160

v. to speak evil of

Malign

161

adj. impressionable

Malleable

162

n. delusions of power or importance

Megalomania

163

n. a variety of animals kept together

Menagerie

164

adj. dishonest

Mendacious

165

n. beggar

Mendicant

166

adj. gaudy; plausible but false; specious

Meretricious

167

n. branch of philosophy that investigates the ultimate nature of reality

Metaphysics

168

adj. concerned with the weather

Meteorological

169

n. courage; endurance

Mettle

170

v. to work against

Militate

171

n. petty details

Minutia

172

v. to cause to become less harsh, severe, or painful; alleviate

Mitigate

173

adj. related to mempory; assisting memory

Mnemonic

174

n. limited quantity

Modium

175

v. to soothe

Mollify

176

adj. solid and uniform; constituting a single, unified whole

Monolithic

177

adj. many colored; made up of many parts

Motley

178

adj. diverse

Multifarious

179

n. black magic

Necromancy

180

n. novice; beginner

Neophyte

181

adj. bewildered

Nonplussed

182

n. medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness; supposed cure

Nostrum

183

adj. triffling; invalid

Nugatory

184

n. funeral ceremony

Obsequy

185

adj. too helpful; meddlesome

Officious

186

n. scientist who studies birds

Ornithologist

187

adj. presumptuous; arrogant; overbearing

Overweening

188

n. study of past geological eras through fossil remains

Paleontology

189

adj. lacking color or liveliness

Pallid

190

adj. departing from normal condition

Pathological

191

adj. transparent; translucent; easily understood

Pellucid

192

n. extreme poverty

Penury

193

n. a wandering from place to place

Peregrination

194

adj. imperative; leaving no choice

Peremptory

195

adj. faithless; disloyal; untrustworthy

Perfidious

196

n. point in orbit that is closest to Earth

Perigee

197

n. devoutness

Piety

198

adj. appealingly stimulating; pleasantly pungent; attractive

Piquant