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1

Imprecation

1.
the act of imprecating;  cursing.
2.
a curse; malediction.

-lanet, beddua

 

2

1.
capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers.
2.
adaptable or tractable: the malleable mind of a child.
 
 
2.  impressionable, moldable, flexible, pliable.

—2.  refractory, intractable. 

Malleable

3

1.
any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
2.
a hymn of invocation or thanksgiving to Apollo or some other ancient Greek deity.
 
 

Paean

4

Abscond

  1. to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution:
  2.  
  3. The cashier absconded with the money

 

 

decamp, bolt.

5

1.
to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource: to resort to war.
2.
to go, especially frequently or customarily: a beach to which many people resort.
–noun
3.
a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, especially one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort.
4.
habitual or general going, as to a place or person.
5.
use of or appeal to some person or thing for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.; resource: to have resort to force; a court of last resort.
 
-(son çare olarak) -e başvurmak

Resort

6

Aver

1 to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.

2.Law . to allege as a fact

 

 

7

Fluster

1.to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
2.
to excite and confuse with drink.
 
–verb (used without object)
3.
to become agitatedly confused.
–noun
4.
nervous excitement or confusion.
 
 
1.  upset, bewilder, disconcert, disturb. 4.  turmoil, agitation, upset, bewilderment, distraction. 

8

Correlate

to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income.

–verb (used without object)
2.
to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
–adjective
3.
mutually or reciprocally related.
–noun
4.
either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.

9

Redemptive

1.
serving to redeem.
2.
of, pertaining to, or centering on redemption  or salvation: redemptive religions.
 
-kurtarıcı

10

1.
containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
 
adulatory, complimentary, commendatory. 
 

Laudatory

11

Savant

1.
a person of profound or extensive learning; learned scholar.
 
-hakim, bilgin

12

1.
an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
2.
an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
 
-arpalık, ense işi

Sinecure

13

dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
2.
the quality or state of being decorous;  orderliness; regularity.
3.
Usually, decorums. an observance or requirement of polite society.


politeness, manners, dignity.

Decorum

14

Suffice

1.
to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.

15

to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate.
2.
to reduce to a shorter form; abridge: Condense your answer into a few words.
3.


to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid state..


 compress, consolidate. 2.  digest, epitomize, abstract, abbreviate.

-expand. 

Condense

16

Emanate

to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
2.
to send forth; emit.
 
 
1. arise, spring, flow

 

17

1.
the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
2.
style; vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
3.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
–verb (used without object)
4.
to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
5.
to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
6.
to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.
 
1. See tendency. 5.  stretch, run, incline

Trend

18

desiccating  or drying, as a medicine.

2.

a desiccant substance or agent.


 

Desiccant

19

1.
to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate.
2.
to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up: to extirpate an unwanted hair.

Extirpate

20

1.
serving to redeem.
2.
of, pertaining to, or centering on redemption  or salvation: redemptive religions.
 
-kurtarıcı

Redemptive

21

Tautology

1.
needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.”
2.
an instance of such repetition.
3.
Logic .
a.
a compound propositional form all of whose instances are true, as “A or not A.”
b.
an instance of such a form, as “This candidate will win or will not win.”

22

1.
a gentle, mild breeze.
2.
( initial capital letter ) Literary . the west wind.
3.
any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn, etc.
 
wind

Zephyr

23

Desiccant

desiccating  or drying, as a medicine.

2.

a desiccant substance or agent.


 

24

Belligerent

warlike; given to waging war.

2.
of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose: a belligerent tone.
3.
waging war; engaged in war: a peace treaty between belligerent powers.

 

pugnacious, truculent, combative, quarrelsome, antagonistic, contentious. 

25

1. a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves' argot.
2.the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists' argot.

 

 

 

Argot

26

1.
a person of profound or extensive learning; learned scholar.
 
-hakim, bilgin

Savant

27

1 to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.

2.Law . to allege as a fact

 

 

Aver

28

1.
boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
2.
marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
3.
worthy; excellent.
 
1.  valorous, dauntless.

Valiant

29

Drowsy

half-asleep; sleepy.
2.
marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
3.
dull; sluggish.
 
 
1.  somnolent, dozy. 3.  lethargic, listless. 

 

30

1.
free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: immaculate linen.
2.
free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled.
3.
free from fault or flaw; free from errors: an immaculate text.

 

2.  irreproachable, blameless, unimpeachable, unexceptionable. 

 

Immaculate

31

Malleable

1.
capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers.
2.
adaptable or tractable: the malleable mind of a child.
 
 
2.  impressionable, moldable, flexible, pliable.

—2.  refractory, intractable. 

32

Moderation

1.
the quality of being moderate;  restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
2.
the act of moderating.
3.
moderations, British . the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.

33

Laudatory

1.
containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
 
adulatory, complimentary, commendatory. 
 

34

Evaporate

–verb (used without object)
1.
to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor;  pass off in vapor.
2.
to give off moisture.
3.
to disappear; vanish; fade: His hopes evaporated.
–verb (used with object)
4.
to convert into a gaseous state or vapor;  drive off or extract in the form of vapor: The warm sun evaporated the dew.
5.
to extract moisture or liquid from, as by heat, so as to make dry or to reduce to a denser state: to evaporate fruit.
6.
to cause to disappear or fade; dissipate: His involvement in the scandal evaporated any hope he had for a political career.

 

1.  vaporize. 3.  evanesce. 5. Evaporate, dehydrate, dry

35

hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.
2.
untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.
 
 
 
rumpled, messy, slovenly, sloppy. 

 

Disheveled

36

Decorum

dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
2.
the quality or state of being decorous;  orderliness; regularity.
3.
Usually, decorums. an observance or requirement of polite society.


politeness, manners, dignity.

37

Argot

1. a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves' argot.
2.the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists' argot.

 

 

 

38

1.
needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.”
2.
an instance of such repetition.
3.
Logic .
a.
a compound propositional form all of whose instances are true, as “A or not A.”
b.
an instance of such a form, as “This candidate will win or will not win.”

Tautology

39

(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious.

 

 

pompous, grandiloquent, turgid, florid, grandiose. Bombastic, flowery, pretentious, verbose

Bombastic

40

–verb (used without object)
1.
to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor;  pass off in vapor.
2.
to give off moisture.
3.
to disappear; vanish; fade: His hopes evaporated.
–verb (used with object)
4.
to convert into a gaseous state or vapor;  drive off or extract in the form of vapor: The warm sun evaporated the dew.
5.
to extract moisture or liquid from, as by heat, so as to make dry or to reduce to a denser state: to evaporate fruit.
6.
to cause to disappear or fade; dissipate: His involvement in the scandal evaporated any hope he had for a political career.

 

1.  vaporize. 3.  evanesce. 5. Evaporate, dehydrate, dry

Evaporate

41

1.
presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
2.
indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
3.
favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.

Propitious

42

1.
the act of imprecating;  cursing.
2.
a curse; malediction.

-lanet, beddua

 

Imprecation

43

Perilous

1.
involving or full of grave risk or peril;  hazardous; dangerous: a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat.
 
 
risky
 
-safe
 

44

to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
2.
to give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.

 

 

yield, acquiesce, accede, give in.

Capitulate

45

Inured

1.
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to ): inured to cold.
 
–verb (used without object)
2.
to come into use; take or have effect.
3.
to become beneficial or advantageous.
 
 

46

Grievous

1.

causing grief  or great sorrow: grievous news.
2.
flagrant; outrageous; atrocious: a grievous offense against morality.
3.


full of or expressing grief;  sorrowful: a grievous cry.
 
1.  distressing, sad, sorrowful, painful. 2.  deplorable, lamentable, calamitous, heinous, flagitious, dreadful, shameful, iniquitous. 

-delightful.

47

1.
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to ): inured to cold.
 
–verb (used without object)
2.
to come into use; take or have effect.
3.
to become beneficial or advantageous.
 
 

Inured

48

Placate

1.
to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.
 
-yatıştırmak
 
conciliate, satisfy. 
 

49

Coddle

to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper: to coddle children when they're sick.
2.
to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water that is just below the boiling point; cook gently.

 

 

indulge, baby, humor, spoil.

50

1.

causing grief  or great sorrow: grievous news.
2.
flagrant; outrageous; atrocious: a grievous offense against morality.
3.


full of or expressing grief;  sorrowful: a grievous cry.
 
1.  distressing, sad, sorrowful, painful. 2.  deplorable, lamentable, calamitous, heinous, flagitious, dreadful, shameful, iniquitous. 

-delightful.

Grievous

51

1.
to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully (often followed by away ).
2.
to scatter.
–noun
3.
extravagant or wasteful expenditure.
 
1.  waste, dissipate, lavish. See spend.
 
-save 

Squander

52

Propitious

1.
presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
2.
indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
3.
favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.

53

1.
great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor.
2.
intense heat.
 
 
ardor, passion, zeal. 

Fervor

54

Trend

1.
the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
2.
style; vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
3.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
–verb (used without object)
4.
to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
5.
to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
6.
to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.
 
1. See tendency. 5.  stretch, run, incline

55

Bombastic

(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious.

 

 

pompous, grandiloquent, turgid, florid, grandiose. Bombastic, flowery, pretentious, verbose

56

half-asleep; sleepy.
2.
marked by or resulting from sleepiness.
3.
dull; sluggish.
 
 
1.  somnolent, dozy. 3.  lethargic, listless. 

 

Drowsy

57

Quixotic

1.
( sometimes initial capital letter ) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2.
extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
3.
impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
 
2.  fanciful, fantastic, imaginary.
 
-2.  realistic, practical 

58

Sinecure

1.
an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
2.
an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
 
-arpalık, ense işi

59

to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper: to coddle children when they're sick.
2.
to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water that is just below the boiling point; cook gently.

 

 

indulge, baby, humor, spoil.

Coddle

60

Immaculate

1.
free from spot or stain; spotlessly clean: immaculate linen.
2.
free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled.
3.
free from fault or flaw; free from errors: an immaculate text.

 

2.  irreproachable, blameless, unimpeachable, unexceptionable. 

 

61

to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
2.
to send forth; emit.
 
 
1. arise, spring, flow

 

Emanate

62

Disheveled

hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.
2.
untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.
 
 
 
rumpled, messy, slovenly, sloppy. 

 

63

1.to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
2.
to excite and confuse with drink.
 
–verb (used without object)
3.
to become agitatedly confused.
–noun
4.
nervous excitement or confusion.
 
 
1.  upset, bewilder, disconcert, disturb. 4.  turmoil, agitation, upset, bewilderment, distraction. 

Fluster

64

Extirpate

1.
to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate.
2.
to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up: to extirpate an unwanted hair.

65

to place in or bring into mutual or reciprocal relation; establish in orderly connection: to correlate expenses and income.

–verb (used without object)
2.
to have a mutual or reciprocal relation; stand in correlation: The results of the two tests correlate to a high degree.
–adjective
3.
mutually or reciprocally related.
–noun
4.
either of two related things, especially when one implies the other.

Correlate

66

  1. to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution:
  2.  
  3. The cashier absconded with the money

 

 

decamp, bolt.

Abscond

67

1.
involving or full of grave risk or peril;  hazardous; dangerous: a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat.
 
 
risky
 
-safe
 

Perilous

68

Ambiguous

  1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
  2. Linguistics . (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
  3. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character

 

equivocal, cryptic, enigmatic

69

Paean

1.
any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
2.
a hymn of invocation or thanksgiving to Apollo or some other ancient Greek deity.
 
 

70

1.
to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.
 
-yatıştırmak
 
conciliate, satisfy. 
 

Placate

71

Obfuscate

1.
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
2.
to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
3.
to darken.
 
1.  muddle, perplex. 2.  cloud.

—1.  clarify.
 

72

warlike; given to waging war.

2.
of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose: a belligerent tone.
3.
waging war; engaged in war: a peace treaty between belligerent powers.

 

pugnacious, truculent, combative, quarrelsome, antagonistic, contentious. 

Belligerent

73

  1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
  2. Linguistics . (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
  3. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character

 

equivocal, cryptic, enigmatic

Ambiguous

74

Resort

1.
to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource: to resort to war.
2.
to go, especially frequently or customarily: a beach to which many people resort.
–noun
3.
a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, especially one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort.
4.
habitual or general going, as to a place or person.
5.
use of or appeal to some person or thing for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.; resource: to have resort to force; a court of last resort.
 
-(son çare olarak) -e başvurmak

75

1.
of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks.
2.
indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease.

Precursory

76

Condense

to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate.
2.
to reduce to a shorter form; abridge: Condense your answer into a few words.
3.


to reduce to another and denser form, as a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid state..


 compress, consolidate. 2.  digest, epitomize, abstract, abbreviate.

-expand. 

77

1.
( sometimes initial capital letter ) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2.
extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
3.
impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
 
2.  fanciful, fantastic, imaginary.
 
-2.  realistic, practical 

Quixotic

78

Valiant

1.
boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.
2.
marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.
3.
worthy; excellent.
 
1.  valorous, dauntless.

79

1.
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
2.
to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
3.
to darken.
 
1.  muddle, perplex. 2.  cloud.

—1.  clarify.
 

Obfuscate

80

Squander

1.
to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully (often followed by away ).
2.
to scatter.
–noun
3.
extravagant or wasteful expenditure.
 
1.  waste, dissipate, lavish. See spend.
 
-save 

81

1.
to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.

Suffice

82

1.
willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.
 
obstinate, willful, disobedient, fractious, wayward, unmanageable, difficult. 
 
-docile, tractable.
 

Froward

83

Froward

1.
willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.
 
obstinate, willful, disobedient, fractious, wayward, unmanageable, difficult. 
 
-docile, tractable.
 

84

Fervor

1.
great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor.
2.
intense heat.
 
 
ardor, passion, zeal. 

85

1.
the quality of being moderate;  restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
2.
the act of moderating.
3.
moderations, British . the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.

Moderation

86

Capitulate

to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
2.
to give up resistance: He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.

 

 

yield, acquiesce, accede, give in.

87

Zephyr

1.
a gentle, mild breeze.
2.
( initial capital letter ) Literary . the west wind.
3.
any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn, etc.
 
wind

88

Precursory

1.
of the nature of a precursor; preliminary; introductory: precursory remarks.
2.
indicative of something to follow: precursory indications of disease.