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Abjure Part of Speech

Verb

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Adumbrate Part of Speech

Verb

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Anathema Part of Speech

Noun

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Anodyne Part of Speech

Adj
Noun

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Apogee Part of Speech

Noun

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Apostate Part of Speech

Noun

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Apotheosis Part of Speech

Noun

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Asperity Part of Speech

Noun

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Asseverate Part of Speech

Verb

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Assiduous Part of Speech

Adj

11

Augury Part of Speech

Noun

12

Bellicose Part of Speech

Adj

13

Abjure

To renounce or reject solemnly
To recant
To avoid

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Adumbrate

To foreshadow vaguely or intimate
To suggest or outline sketchily
To obscure or overshadow

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Anathema

A solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse
Accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing

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Anodyne

Soothing
Something that assuages or allays pain or comforts

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Apogee

Farthest or highest point
Culmination
Zenith

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Apostate

One who abandons long-held religious or political convictions

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Apotheosis

Deification
Glorification to godliness
An exalted example
A model of excellence or perfection

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Asperity

Severity, rigor
Roughness, harshness
Acrimony, irritability

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Asseverate

To aver, allege, or assert

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Assiduous

Diligent, hard-working, sedulous

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Augury

Omen, portent

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Bellicose

Belligerent, pugnacious, warlike

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Calumniate Part of Speech

Verb

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Captious Part of Speech

Adj

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Cavil Part of Speech

Verb

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Celerity Part of Speech

Noun

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Chimera Part of Speech

Noun

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Contumacious Part of Speech

Adj

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Debacle Part of Speech

Noun

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Denouement Part of Speech

Noun

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Descry Part of Speech

Verb

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Desuetude Part of Speech

Noun

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Desultory Part of Speech

Adj

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Diaphanous Part of Speech

Adj

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Diffident Part of Speech

Adj

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Dirge Part of Speech

Noun

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Encomium Part of Speech

Noun

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Eschew Part of Speech

Verb

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Excoriate Part of Speech

Verb

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Execrate Part of Speech

Verb

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Exegesis Part of Speech

Noun

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Expiate Part of Speech

Verb

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Extirpate Part of Speech

Verb

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Fatuous Part of Speech

Adj

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Fractious Part of Speech

Adj

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Gainsay Part of Speech

Verb

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Heterodox Part of Speech

Adj

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Imbroglio Part of Speech

Noun

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Indefatigable Part of Speech

Adj

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Ineluctable Part of Speech

Adj

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Inimitable Part of Speech

Adj

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Calumniate

To slander, to make a false accusation

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Captious

Disposed to point out trivial faults
Calculated to confuse or entrap in argument

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Cavil

To find fault without good reason

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Celerity

Speed, alacrity

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Chimera

An illusion
Originally, an imaginary fire-breathing she-monster

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Contumacious

Insubordinate, rebellious

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Debacle

Rout, fiasco, complete failure

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Denouement

An outcome or solution
The unraveling of a plot

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Descry

To discriminate or discern

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Desuetude

Disuse

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Desultory

Random
Aisles
Marked by a lacked of plan or purpose

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Diaphanous

Transparent
Gauzy

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Diffident

Reserved, shy, unassuming
Lacking in self-confidence

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Dirge

A song of grief or lamentation

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Encomium

Glowing and enthusiastic praise
Panegyric, tribute, eulogy

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Eschew

To shun or avoid

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Excoriate

To censure scathingly, to upbraid

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Execrate

To denounce, to feel loathing for, to curse, to declare to be evil

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Exegesis

Critical examination, explication

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Expiate

To atone or make amends for

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Extirpate

To destroy, to exterminate, to cut out

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Fatuous

Silly, insanely foolish

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Fractious

Quarrelsome, rebellious, unruly, refractory, irritable

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Gainsay

To deny, to dispute, to contradict, to oppose

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Heterodox

Unorthodox, heretical, iconoclastic

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Imbroglio

Difficult or embarrassing situation

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Indefatigable

Not easily exhaustible
Tireless
Dogged

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Ineluctable

Certain, inevitable

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Inimitable

One of a kind, peerless

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Insouciant Part of Speech

Adj

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Inveterate Part of Speech

Adj

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Jejune Part of Speech

Adj

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Lubricious Part of Speech

Adj

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Mendicant Part of Speech

Noun

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Meretricious Part of Speech

Adj

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Minatory Part of Speech

Adj

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Nadir Part of Speech

Noun

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Nonplussed Part of Speech

Adj

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Obstreperous Part of Speech

Adj

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Ossified Part of Speech

Adj

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Palliate Part of Speech

Verb

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Panegyric Part of Speech

Noun

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Parsimonious Part of Speech

Adj

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Pellucid Part of Speech

Adj

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Peroration Part of Speech

Noun

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Plangent Part of Speech

Adj

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Prolix Part of Speech

Adj

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Propitiate Part of Speech

Verb

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Puerile Part of Speech

Adj

103

Puissance Part of Speech

Noun

104

Pusillanimous Part of Speech

Adj

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Remonstrate Part of Speech

Verb

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Sagacious Part of Speech

Adj

107

Salacious Part of Speech

Adj

108

Salutary Part of Speech

Adj

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Sanguine Part of Speech

Adj

110

Saturnine Part of Speech

Adj

111

Insouciant

Unconcerned, carefree, heedless

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Inveterate

Deep rooted, ingrained, habitual

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Jejune

Vapid, uninteresting, nugatory
Childish, immature, puerile

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Lubricious

Lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery

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Mendicant

A beggar, supplicant

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Meretricious

Cheap, gaudy, tawdry, flashy, showy
Attracting by false show

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Minatory

Menacing, threatening

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Nadir

Low point, perigee

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Nonplussed

Baffled, bewildered, at a loss for what to do or think

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Obstreperous

Noisily and stubbornly defiant, aggressively boisterous

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Ossified

Tending to become more rigid, conventional, sterile, and reactionary with age
Literally, turned into bone

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Palliate

To make something seem less serious, to gloss over, to make less severe or intense

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Panegyric

Formal praise, eulogy, encomium

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Parsimonious

Cheap, miserly

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Pellucid

Transparent, easy to understand, limpid

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Peroration

The concluding part of a speech
Flowery, rhetorical speech

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Plangent

Pounding, thundering, resounding

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Prolix

Long-winded, verbose

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Propitiate

To appease
To conciliate

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Puerile

Childish, immature, jejune, nugatory

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Puissance

Power, strength

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Pusillanimous

Cowardly
Craven

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Remonstrate

To protest
To object

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Sagacious

Having sound judgment
Perceptive, wise
Like a sage

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Salacious

Lustful, lascivious, bawdy

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Salutary

Remedial, wholesome, causing improvement

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Sanguine

Cheerful, confident, optimistic

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Saturnine

Gloomy, dark, sullen, morose

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Sententious Part of Speech

Adj

140

Stentorian Part of Speech

Adj

141

Stygian Part of Speech

Adj

142

Sycophant Part of Speech

Noun

143

Tendentious Part of Speech

Adj

144

Timorous Part of Speech

Adj

145

Tyro Part of Speech

Noun

146

Vitiate Part of Speech

Verb

147

Voluble Part of Speech

Adj

148

Sententious

Aphoristic or moralistic
Epigrammatic
Tending to moralize excessively

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Stentorian

Extremely loud and powerful

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Stygian

Gloomy, dark

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Sycophant

Toady, servile, self-seeking flatterer
Parasite

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Tendentious

Biased
Showing marked tendencies

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Timorous

Timid, fearful, diffident

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Tyro

Novice, greenhorn, rank amateur

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Vitiate

To corrupt, to debase, to spoil, to make ineffective

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Voluble

Fluent, verbal, having easy use of spoken language