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induce

to lead on or influence

2

Emolument

salary from office

3

Aggrandize

widen in scope to make greater in power, wealth, rank, etc.

4

Actuate

incite or move to action

5

Avarice

insatiable greed for riches

6

Proselyte

a person who has changed from one opinion, creed, stance, etc., to another; a convert

7

Evince

to show clearly

8

Concomitant

existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way

9

Obsequious

characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference

10

Votary

a devout follower or observer

11

Inauspicious

boding ill; ill omened

12

Approbation

in favor of; approval

13

Reprobation

disapproval

14

Indefatigable

not yielding to fatigue

15

Cogent

convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling

16

Bazaar

marketplace or shopping center

17

Muslin

cotton fabric

18

Dowager

woman who holds a title from a deceased husband

19

Surmount

to prevail over

20

Mollify

to soften in feeling or temper

21

Sardonic

characterized by bitter or scornful decision; mocking; cynical

22

Plaguy

such as to plague, torment, or annoy

23

Crocus

flower type

24

Evanescent

to disappear gradually

25

Coolies

unskilled laborers

26

Benignant

kind, especially to inferiors

27

Proffer

to offer

28

Lolloping

lounging

29

Antediluvian

of or belonging to the period before the Great Flood; very old-fashioned

30

Prig

a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity

31

Somnolent

sleepy, drowsy

32

Billet

lodgings for a soldier

33

Sordid

morally ignoble or base; vile

34

Incongruous

out of keeping or place; inappropriate

35

Purlieu

environment or neighborhood

36

Ruminate

to meditate or muse

37

Alcove

a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room

38

Lugubrious

mournful; dismal; gloomy

39

Prismatic

like a prism

40

Pertinacious

holding tenaciously to a purpose; stubborn or obstinate

41

Shallop

an old boat

42

Portentous

momentous; ominously significant or indicative

43

Midge

bug, especially mosquitos

44

Obviate

to anticipate and prevent or eliminate

45

Affront

a personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect

46

Specious

apparently good or lacking real merit; superficially pleasing; deceptive

47

Contrivance

a plan with ingenuity

48

Beget

to cause or produce

49

Imputation

an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation

50

Delineate

to portray in words; describe or outline with precision

51

Rapacious

given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed

52

Pique

to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride

53

Annals

a record of events

54

Tincture

a slight infusion

55

Cupidity

eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; avarice

56

Sate

to satisfy

57

Haughty

disdainfully proud; snobbish

58

Antipathy

a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance

59

Supplant

to replace one thing by something else

60

Denominate

to give a name to; denote; designate

61

Temerity

reckless boldness, rashness

62

Clamor

a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people

63

Encumbrance

something burdensome, useless, or superfluous

64

Avidity

eagerness; greediness

65

Exigency

the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.

66

Recrimination

a countercharge against an accuser

67

Bore

a hole

68

Privy

participating in the knowledge of something private or secret

69

Levity

lightness of mind, character, or behavior; fickleness

70

Incredulous

skeptical

71

Somnambulatory

sleep-walking type motion

72

Corrugate

to draw or bend into folds; to wrinkle

73

Caravansary

an inn, usually with a large courtyard

74

Libertine

a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained

75

Truculent

fierce, cruel; savagely brutal

76

Chiffon

a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, etc.

77

Pernicious

causing insidious harm or ruin

78

Artifice

a clever trick or stratagem

79

Machination

a crafty scheme, plot

80

Vicissitude

a change or variation occurring in the course of something

81

Desultory

lacking in consistency or visible order

82

Felicity

the state of being happy, especially in a high degree

83

Venality

openness to bribery or corruption

84

Flit

to move lightly and swiftly; to flutter

85

Admonish

to caution, advise, or counsel against something; to warn

86

Endowments

the property, funds (or attribute of body or mind) with which an institution or person is granted

87

Sophism

a specious argument for displaying ingenuity in reasoning or for deceiving something; a false argument; a fallacy

88

Ameliorate

to make better

89

Assiduity

constant or close application or effort

90

Militate

to have a substantial effect; to weigh heavily

91

Insuperable

incapable of being passed over or overcome

92

Opprobrium

the disgrace or reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy

93

Cabal

a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority

94

Depredation

the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage

95

Vindicate

to clear from accusation

96

Assiduous

constant; unremitting

97

Alacrity

cheerful readiness; promptness; liveliness; briskness

98

Celerity

swiftness, speed

99

Pecuniary

of or pertaining to money

100

Succor

to help; aid; assist

101

to lead on or influence

induce

102

salary from office

Emolument

103

widen in scope to make greater in power, wealth, rank, etc.

Aggrandize

104

incite or move to action

Actuate

105

insatiable greed for riches

Avarice

106

a person who has changed from one opinion, creed, stance, etc., to another; a convert

Proselyte

107

to show clearly

Evince

108

existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way

Concomitant

109

characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference

Obsequious

110

a devout follower or observer

Votary

111

boding ill; ill omened

Inauspicious

112

in favor of; approval

Approbation

113

disapproval

Reprobation

114

not yielding to fatigue

Indefatigable

115

convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling

Cogent

116

marketplace or shopping center

Bazaar

117

cotton fabric

Muslin

118

woman who holds a title from a deceased husband

Dowager

119

to prevail over

Surmount

120

to soften in feeling or temper

Mollify

121

characterized by bitter or scornful decision; mocking; cynical

Sardonic

122

such as to plague, torment, or annoy

Plaguy

123

flower type

Crocus

124

to disappear gradually

Evanescent

125

unskilled laborers

Coolies

126

kind, especially to inferiors

Benignant

127

to offer

Proffer

128

lounging

Lolloping

129

of or belonging to the period before the Great Flood; very old-fashioned

Antediluvian

130

a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity

Prig

131

sleepy, drowsy

Somnolent

132

lodgings for a soldier

Billet

133

morally ignoble or base; vile

Sordid

134

out of keeping or place; inappropriate

Incongruous

135

environment or neighborhood

Purlieu

136

to meditate or muse

Ruminate

137

a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room

Alcove

138

mournful; dismal; gloomy

Lugubrious

139

like a prism

Prismatic

140

holding tenaciously to a purpose; stubborn or obstinate

Pertinacious

141

an old boat

Shallop

142

momentous; ominously significant or indicative

Portentous

143

bug, especially mosquitos

Midge

144

to anticipate and prevent or eliminate

Obviate

145

a personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect

Affront

146

apparently good or lacking real merit; superficially pleasing; deceptive

Specious

147

a plan with ingenuity

Contrivance

148

to cause or produce

Beget

149

an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation

Imputation

150

to portray in words; describe or outline with precision

Delineate

151

given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed

Rapacious

152

to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride

Pique

153

a record of events

Annals

154

a slight infusion

Tincture

155

eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; avarice

Cupidity

156

to satisfy

Sate

157

disdainfully proud; snobbish

Haughty

158

a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance

Antipathy

159

to replace one thing by something else

Supplant

160

to give a name to; denote; designate

Denominate

161

reckless boldness, rashness

Temerity

162

a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people

Clamor

163

something burdensome, useless, or superfluous

Encumbrance

164

eagerness; greediness

Avidity

165

the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance, condition, etc.

Exigency

166

a countercharge against an accuser

Recrimination

167

a hole

Bore

168

participating in the knowledge of something private or secret

Privy

169

lightness of mind, character, or behavior; fickleness

Levity

170

skeptical

Incredulous

171

sleep-walking type motion

Somnambulatory

172

to draw or bend into folds; to wrinkle

Corrugate

173

an inn, usually with a large courtyard

Caravansary

174

a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained

Libertine

175

fierce, cruel; savagely brutal

Truculent

176

a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, etc.

Chiffon

177

causing insidious harm or ruin

Pernicious

178

a clever trick or stratagem

Artifice

179

a crafty scheme, plot

Machination

180

a change or variation occurring in the course of something

Vicissitude

181

lacking in consistency or visible order

Desultory

182

the state of being happy, especially in a high degree

Felicity

183

openness to bribery or corruption

Venality

184

to move lightly and swiftly; to flutter

Flit

185

to caution, advise, or counsel against something; to warn

Admonish

186

the property, funds (or attribute of body or mind) with which an institution or person is granted

Endowments

187

a specious argument for displaying ingenuity in reasoning or for deceiving something; a false argument; a fallacy

Sophism

188

to make better

Ameliorate

189

constant or close application or effort

Assiduity

190

to have a substantial effect; to weigh heavily

Militate

191

incapable of being passed over or overcome

Insuperable

192

the disgrace or reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy

Opprobrium

193

a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority

Cabal

194

the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage

Depredation

195

to clear from accusation

Vindicate

196

constant; unremitting

Assiduous

197

cheerful readiness; promptness; liveliness; briskness

Alacrity

198

swiftness, speed

Celerity

199

of or pertaining to money

Pecuniary

200

to help; aid; assist

Succor