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Concomitant

n. existing concurrently

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Compliant

adj. yielding

3

Conjugal

adj. pertaining to marriage agreement

4

Compunction

n. uneasiness caused by guilt

5

Concave

adj. curving inward

6

Conciliatory

adj. overcoming distrust or hostility

7

Concoct

v. to invent

8

Compendium

n. brief, comprehensive summary

9

Complaisant

adj. overly polite; willing to please; obliging

10

Complement

n. something that completes or makes up a whole

11

Cloister

v. to confine; seclude

12

Cloistered

adj. shut away from the world

13

Chasten

v. to correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue

14

Caustic

adj. sarcastically biting; burning

15

Centrifugal

adj. moving away from a center

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Centripetal

adj. moving or directed towarrd a center

17

Caucus

n. smaller group within an organization

18

Castigation

n. punishment; chastisement; criticism

19

Carping

v. to find fault; complain

20

Carnal

adj. of the flesh or body; related to physical appetites

21

Captious

adj. faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument

22

Cant

n. insincere talk; language of a particular group

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Callous

adj. thick-skinned; insensitive

24

Canon

n. an established principle; a basis or standard for judgment; a group of literary works

25

Burnish

v. to polish

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Cadge

v. to beg; sponge

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Bovine

adj. cowlike

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Brazen

adj. bold; shameless

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Broach

v. to mention for the first time

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Beneficent

adj. kindly; doing good

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Bifurcate

v. to divide into two parts

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Blandishment

n. flattery

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Blasé

adj. bored because of frequent indulgence; unconcerned

34

Bawdy

adj. obscene

35

Beatify

v. to sanctify; to bless; to ascribe a virtue to

36

Bedizen

v. to dress in a vulgar, showy manner

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Belie

v. to contradict; misrepresent; give a false impression

38

Axiomatic

adj. taken for granted

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Avarice

n. greed

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Aver

v. to affirm; to declare to be true

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Avocation

n. secondary occupation

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Attenuate

v. to weaken

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Austere

adj. stern; unadorned

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Assuage

v. to make less severe

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Astringent

adj. harsh; severe

46

Asperity

n. severity; harshness; irritability

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Aspersion

n. slander; false rumor

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Argot

n. a specialized vocabulary used by a group

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Ardor

n. great emotion or passion

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Appellation

n. name

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Apposite

adj. strikingly appropriate and relevant

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Apprise

v. to inform

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Approbation

n. praise; approval

54

Archaeology

n. the study of material evidence of past human life

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Apothegm

n. a terse, witty saying

56

Appease

v. to calm; pacify; placate

57

Apex

n. highest point

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Apogee

n. the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point

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Anodyne

n. something that calms or soothes pain

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Anomalous

adj. irregular; deviating from the norm

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Analgesic

n. medication that reduces or eliminates pain

62

Ameliorate

v. to improve

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Ambrosia

n. something delicious; the food of the gods

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Allay

v. to lessen; ease; soothe

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Alleviate

v. to relieve; improve partially

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Alloy

n. a combination; a mixture of two or more metals

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Aggrandize

v. to make larger or greater

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Admonish

v. to caution or reprimand

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Accretion

n. growth in size or increase in amount

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Abstemious

adj. moderate in appetite

71

Abscission

n. the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant

72

Abjure

v. to reject; abandon formally

73

Abject

adj. miserable; pitiful

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Abeyance

n. temporary suppression or suspension

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Abate

v. to decrease; reduce

76

Abdicate

v. to give up a position, right, or power

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n. existing concurrently

Concomitant

78

adj. yielding

Compliant

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adj. pertaining to marriage agreement

Conjugal

80

n. uneasiness caused by guilt

Compunction

81

adj. curving inward

Concave

82

adj. overcoming distrust or hostility

Conciliatory

83

v. to invent

Concoct

84

n. brief, comprehensive summary

Compendium

85

adj. overly polite; willing to please; obliging

Complaisant

86

n. something that completes or makes up a whole

Complement

87

v. to confine; seclude

Cloister

88

adj. shut away from the world

Cloistered

89

v. to correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue

Chasten

90

adj. sarcastically biting; burning

Caustic

91

adj. moving away from a center

Centrifugal

92

adj. moving or directed towarrd a center

Centripetal

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n. smaller group within an organization

Caucus

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n. punishment; chastisement; criticism

Castigation

95

v. to find fault; complain

Carping

96

adj. of the flesh or body; related to physical appetites

Carnal

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adj. faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument

Captious

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n. insincere talk; language of a particular group

Cant

99

adj. thick-skinned; insensitive

Callous

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n. an established principle; a basis or standard for judgment; a group of literary works

Canon

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v. to polish

Burnish

102

v. to beg; sponge

Cadge

103

adj. cowlike

Bovine

104

adj. bold; shameless

Brazen

105

v. to mention for the first time

Broach

106

adj. kindly; doing good

Beneficent

107

v. to divide into two parts

Bifurcate

108

n. flattery

Blandishment

109

adj. bored because of frequent indulgence; unconcerned

Blasé

110

adj. obscene

Bawdy

111

v. to sanctify; to bless; to ascribe a virtue to

Beatify

112

v. to dress in a vulgar, showy manner

Bedizen

113

v. to contradict; misrepresent; give a false impression

Belie

114

adj. taken for granted

Axiomatic

115

n. greed

Avarice

116

v. to affirm; to declare to be true

Aver

117

n. secondary occupation

Avocation

118

v. to weaken

Attenuate

119

adj. stern; unadorned

Austere

120

v. to make less severe

Assuage

121

adj. harsh; severe

Astringent

122

n. severity; harshness; irritability

Asperity

123

n. slander; false rumor

Aspersion

124

n. a specialized vocabulary used by a group

Argot

125

n. great emotion or passion

Ardor

126

n. name

Appellation

127

adj. strikingly appropriate and relevant

Apposite

128

v. to inform

Apprise

129

n. praise; approval

Approbation

130

n. the study of material evidence of past human life

Archaeology

131

n. a terse, witty saying

Apothegm

132

v. to calm; pacify; placate

Appease

133

n. highest point

Apex

134

n. the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point

Apogee

135

n. something that calms or soothes pain

Anodyne

136

adj. irregular; deviating from the norm

Anomalous

137

n. medication that reduces or eliminates pain

Analgesic

138

v. to improve

Ameliorate

139

n. something delicious; the food of the gods

Ambrosia

140

v. to lessen; ease; soothe

Allay

141

v. to relieve; improve partially

Alleviate

142

n. a combination; a mixture of two or more metals

Alloy

143

v. to make larger or greater

Aggrandize

144

v. to caution or reprimand

Admonish

145

n. growth in size or increase in amount

Accretion

146

adj. moderate in appetite

Abstemious

147

n. the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant

Abscission

148

v. to reject; abandon formally

Abjure

149

adj. miserable; pitiful

Abject

150

n. temporary suppression or suspension

Abeyance

151

v. to decrease; reduce

Abate

152

v. to give up a position, right, or power

Abdicate