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Scabrous


adj.
1. Having or covered with scales or small projections and rough to the touch.
2. Difficult to handle; knotty: "a scabrous situation."
3. Dealing with scandalous or salacious material: "a scabrous novel."

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Livid


adj.
1. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
2. Ashen or pallid: "a face livid with shock."
3. Extremely angry; furious.

2

Flagrant


adj.
1. Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible. Openly outrageous: a flagrant miscarriage of justice; flagrant cases of wrongdoing at the highest levels of government.
2. Obsolete Flaming; blazing.

3

Meretricious


adj
1. superficially or garishly attractive
2. insincere: "meretricious praise."
3. of, like, or relating to a prostitute

4

Execrable

adj.
1. utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent. Literally: damnable.
2. very bad, of very poor quality: "an execrable stage performance."

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Inordinate


adj.
1. Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate. excessive.
2. Not regulated; disorderly.

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Flaccid


adj.
1. Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.
2. Lacking vigor or energy: "flaccid management."

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Inexorable


adj.
1.Not capable of being persuaded or moved by entreaty; relentless; merciless: "an inexorable opponent" ; "a feeling of inexorable doom"
2.unyielding; unalterable.


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Arrant


adj
1. utter; out-and-out: "an arrant fool."
2.blatant; notorious; infamous

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Auspicious


adj.
1. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious: "an auspicious time to ask for a raise in salary."
2. Marked by success; prosperous.

10

Machiavellian


1. being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli's The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality.
2.characterized by unscrupulous cunning, deception, or expediency.

n
a cunning, amoral, and opportunist person, esp a politician

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Unwonted


adj.
1. Not habitual or ordinary; unusual: "Her unwonted breach of delicacy . . . perplexed him" (George Meredith).
2. Not accustomed; unused.(usual. foll. by to)

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Indefeasible

adj.
That cannot be annulled or made void: "an indefeasible claim"; "indefeasible rights."

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Gratuitous

adj.
1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned.
2. Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
3. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: "gratuitous criticism."

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Fractious


adj.
1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky.

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Pusillanimous

1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly.
2. indicating a cowardly spirit.

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Dolorous

Adj.
full of or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful.

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Indomitable


adj.
Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.

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Inviolate

Adj.
Not violated or profaned; intact: "The great inviolate place had an ancient permanence which the sea cannot claim" (Thomas Hardy).

Free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage, undisturbed, unbroken, not infringed.

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Captious

Adj.
1. apt to focus on trivial faults or defects; faultfinding.
2.apt or designed to ensnare, confuse or perplex, as in an argument: "captious questions."

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Sardonic


adj.
Scornfully or cynically mocking.

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Sonorous


adj.
1. Having or producing sound.
2. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
3. Impressive in style of speech; high-flown; grandiloquent: "a sonorous oration."

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Vindictive


adj.
1. Disposed to seek revenge; revengeful.
2. Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful.

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Saturnine


adj
1. having a gloomy temperament; taciturn.
2. Sluggish, melancholy, sullen.
2. of or relating to lead ;having or symptomatic of lead poisoning.

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Fervid

adj.
1. Marked by great passion or zeal: "a fervid patriot."
2. Extremely hot; burning.

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Imperious


adj.
1. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
2. Urgent; pressing, imperative.

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Churlish

adj.
1. like a churl; boorish; rude, surly: "churlish behavior."
2. peasantlike.
3. miserly
4. difficult to work or deal with, as soil.

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Temerarious


adj.
Presumptuously or recklessly daring:
"I would never have been temerarious enough to make use of such a title on my own" (Brendan Gill).

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Ardent


adj
1. expressive of or characterized by intense desire or emotion; passionate: ardent love.
2. intensely enthusiastic; eager: an ardent longing.
3. glowing, flashing, or shining: ardent eyes.
4. burning: an ardent fever.

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Apotheosis


n.
1. The elevation of a person to the rank of a god; deification
2. glorification of a person or thing, exaltation to divine status.
3. a glorified ideal, epitome.
4. the best or greatest time or event: "the apotheosis of De Niro's career."

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Ghoul


n
1. a malevolent spirit or ghost
2. a person interested in morbid or disgusting things
3. a person who robs graves
4. (in Muslim legend) an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either stolen corpses or children. (Gulyabani)

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Impeccable


adj.
1. Having no flaws; perfect.
2. Incapable of sin or wrongdoing.

32

Crass


adj.
1. So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.
2. Stupid, gross.

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Redoubtable


adj.
1. Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
2. Worthy of respect or honor.

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Amuck


1. In a frenzy to do violence or kill: rioters running amuck in the streets.
2. In or into a jumbled or confused state: The plans went amuck.
3. In or into an uncontrolled state or a state of extreme activity: "This jam-packed area of Honolulu has come to stand for tourist development run amok" (Ila Stanger).

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Despoil


tr.v.
1. To sack; plunder.
2. To deprive of something valuable by force; rob: "a region despoiled of its scenic beauty by unchecked development."

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Impute

v.
1. to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
2. to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable) to someone or something.
3. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously.
4. to charge (a person) with fault.

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Vitriolic


adj
1. (Chemistry) (of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
2. severely bitter or caustic; scathing, virulent: "vitriolic criticism."

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Lugubrious

adj.
Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree. Doleful.

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Acrimonious


adj.
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: "an acrimonious debate between the two candidates."

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Scurrilous

adj.
1. given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language; foul-mouthed.
2. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
3. characterized by gross or obscene humor

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Magniloquent


adj.
Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.

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Abject


adj
1. utterly wretched or hopeless:"abject poverty"
2. miserable; forlorn; dejected
3. indicating humiliation; submissive: "an abject apology."
4. contemptible; despicable; servile: "an abject liar."

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Choleric

adj.
1. extremely irritable or easily angered; bad-tempered; irascible: "a choleric disposition."
2. showing or expressing anger.

44

Brash

adj.
1.
a. Hasty and unthinking; impetuous.
b. Rash.
2. Lacking in sensitivity or tact.
3. Presumptuously forward; impudent. shameless.
4. Brittle: brash timbers.

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Perfidious


adj
1. guilty, treacherous, or deliberately faithless; deceitful.

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Impregnable


adj.
1. Impossible to capture or enter by force: "an impregnable fortress".
2. Difficult or impossible to attack, challenge, or refute with success: "an impregnable argument."

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Censorious


adj.
1. Harshly critical. Fault-finding; carping.
2. Tending to or expressing censure.

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Unregenerate


adj
1. unrepentant; unreformed; not spiritually renewed.
2. obstinately adhering to one's own views; not reconciled to change.

49

Rabelaisian


adj.
1. Of or relating to Rabelais or his works.
2. Characterized by coarse humor or bold caricature, sharp satire.

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

full of or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful.

Dolorous

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Which of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. superficially or garishly attractive
2. insincere
3. of, like, or relating to a prostitute

Meretricious

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. Having or covered with scales or small projections and rough to the touch.
2. Difficult to handle; knotty
3. Dealing with scandalous or salacious material

Scabrous

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean:


characterized by unscrupulous cunning, deception, or expediency.

a cunning, amoral, and opportunist person, esp a politician

Machiavellian

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent.
2. very bad, of very poor quality:

Execrable

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.

Indomitable

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?


1.Ashy pale
2.Extremely angry; furious.

Livid

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned.
2. Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
3. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified.

Gratuitous

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Not habitual or ordinary; unusual

Unwonted

59

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate. excessive.

Inordinate

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

That cannot be annulled or made void.

Indefeasible

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

indicating a cowardly spirit

Pusillanimous

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

adj.
1. Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.
2. Lacking vigor or energy.

Flaccid

63

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.
2. Marked by success; prosperous.

Auspicious

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible

Flagrant

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage, undisturbed, unbroken, not infringed.

Inviolate

66

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
2. Urgent; pressing.

Imperious

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. Marked by great passion or zeal
2. Extremely hot; burning.

Fervid

67

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?


Scornfully or cynically mocking.

Sardonic

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. utter; out-and-out
2.blatant; notorious; infamous

Arrant

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Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?


adj.
1.Not capable of being persuaded or moved by entreaty; relentless; merciless.
2.unyielding; unalterable.


Inexorable

70

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. apt to focus on trivial faults or defects; faultfinding.
2.apt or designed to ensnare, confuse or perplex.

Captious

71

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?


1. Having or producing sound.
2. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.
3. Impressive in style of speech; high-flown; grandiloquent

Sonorous

73

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky.

Fractious

74

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. like a churl; boorish; rude, surly.
2. peasantlike.
3. miserly
4. difficult to work or deal with, as soil. Intractable

Churlish

75

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?


1. Disposed to seek revenge; revengeful.
2. Marked by or resulting from a desire to hurt; spiteful.

Vindictive

76

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Presumptuously or recklessly daring

Temerarious

76

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:


adj
1. utterly wretched or hopeless
2. miserable; forlorn; dejected
3. indicating humiliation; submissive
4. contemptible; despicable; servile

Abject

77

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. To sack; plunder.
2. To deprive of something valuable by force; rob.

Despoil

79

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?


1. The elevation of a person to the rank of a god; deification
2. glorification of a person or thing, exaltation to divine status.
3. a glorified ideal, epitome.
4. the best or greatest time or event

Apotheosis

80

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. Having no flaws; perfect.
2. Incapable of sin or wrongdoing.

Impeccable

81

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
2. Worthy of respect or honor.

Redoubtable

81

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. expressive of or characterized by intense desire or emotion; passionate
2. intensely enthusiastic; eager
3. glowing, flashing, or shining
4. burning

Ardent

82

Which of your vocabulary words mean the following?

adj.
Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Lugubrious

83

Which of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. having a gloomy temperament; taciturn.
2. Sluggish, melancholy, sullen.
2. of or relating to lead ;having or symptomatic of lead poisoning.

Saturnine

84

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. In a frenzy to do violence or kill
2. In or into a jumbled or confused state

Amuck

85

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.
2. Stupid, gross.

Crass

86

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. unrepentant; unreformed; not spiritually renewed.
2. obstinately adhering to one's own views; not reconciled to change.

Unregenerate

88

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. to attribute or ascribe (esp something discreditable) to someone or something.
3. to attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) vicariously.
4. to charge (a person) with fault.

Impute

89

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent.

Magniloquent

90

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language; foul-mouthed.
2. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
3. characterized by gross or obscene humor

Scurrilous

91

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. a malevolent spirit or ghost
2. a person interested in morbid or disgusting things
3. a person who robs graves

Ghoul

92

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. highly corrosive
2. severely bitter or caustic; scathing.

Vitriolic

93

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous.

Acrimonious

94

Which one of your vocabulary words mean the following?

1. extremely irritable or easily angered; bad-tempered; irascible.
2. showing or expressing anger.

Choleric

95

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:


1. Harshly critical. Fault-finding; carping.

Censorious

96

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1.
a. Hasty and unthinking; impetuous.
b. Rash.
2. Lacking in sensitivity or tact.
3. Presumptuously forward; impudent. shameless.
4. Brittle

Brash

97

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. guilty, treacherous, or deliberately faithless; deceitful.

Perfidious

98

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

Characterized by coarse humor or bold caricature, sharp satire.

Rabelaisian

99

Which one of your vocabulary words mean:

1. Impossible to capture or enter by force.
2. Difficult or impossible to attack, challenge, or refute with success.

Impregnable