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abase

To add insult to injury, he further ABASED her by throwing the report at her in the presence of the rest of the staff.

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abash

The writer felt ABASHED seeing the amount of attention he was receiving.

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abdicate

He ABDICATED his entire estate and retired into the forest, spending the rest of his life in a log cabin.

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aberrant

Normally a calm and steady worker, recently Jim's behavior has been noted to be ABERRANT.

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abeyance

But these rights of adulthood are in ABEYANCE during tehe period of pupilage or nonage.

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abjure

To save his skin, he simply ABJURED every statement they had made, humbling under their pressure.

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abnegation

But this ABNEGATION of responsibility is bringing with it the anrachy, chaos, and violence in society.

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abominate

He has such a loathsome personality that any sane person would ABOMINATE him.

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abrasive

The builder explained that the material was ABRASIVE and hence would easily crumble to powder.

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abridge

The key issues are listed below in an ABRIDGED version of the mail sent to him.

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abrogate

It was Abraham Lincoln who took the initiative to ABROGATE slavery in America.

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abscission

The doctor explained that the planned ABSCISSION of the patient's toe was a necessary amputation to save his life from the spreading infection.

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abscond

The culprit is said to be ABSCONDING with the bank robbery proceeds.

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abstain

On every Tuesday of the month, Jim ABSTAINS from consuming meat and alcohol.

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abstemoius

Roderick chooses to remain ABSTEMIOUS when the rest of his colleagues meet up for drinks.

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abstinence

Spiritual ascetics preach a complete ABSTINANCE from the pleasures of world.

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abstruse

It's clever, fun and makes a fairly ABSTRUSE point very neatly for even the most inexperienced to understand.

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abut

A gravel terrace ABUTS the rear of the main house with a further brick path to the side of the farmhouse kitchen.

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accede

Shelly ACCEDED to the request of Jill and stayed back for group study.

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accessible

The cliff-top at Skorda is easily ACCESSIBLE through a ski lift.

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accessory

Today a trendy cellphone is not just a gadget, but also a fashion ACCESSORY to flaunt in public.

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acclivity

It is delightfully situated on a bold ACCLIVITY, one mile east of the church, looking down on the village.

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accolade

She has been winning many ACCOLADES for her achievements.

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accord

The talks between the two Presidents led to an ACCORD with a number of new agreements being signed by the two countries.

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accost

Just as she was emerging from the bank, two men ACCOSTED her, grabbed her handbag, and made off in a waiting car.

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accouter

Her primary job was to fashionably ACCOUTER the women in the royal household.

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accretion

There was no point in attempting ACCRETION of more wealth when he knew that everything his affluent parents owned would eventually be handed down to him.

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accrue

There was no point in attempting to ACCRUE more wealth when he knew that everything his affluent parents owned would eventually be handed down to him.

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acerbity

The party members showed ACERBITY in their harsh criticism of the leader's Divide and Rule policy.

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acidulous

People around Sheena are terrified of her ACIDULOUS tongue.

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acoustics

The ceiling slanted down toward the screen to improve ACOUSTICS.

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acquiesce

After a lot of pressure, the President decided to ACQUIESCE to the people's demands and moved to withdraw the troops.

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acquittal

The mafia don called for a huge celebration on account of his ACQUITTAL of all felony charges.

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acrophobia

Jack did not join his friends for mountaineering as he suffered from ACROPHOBIA.

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actuarial

The ACTUARIAL statistics show that people are living into a higher age these days than ten years back.

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actuate

Bob was ACTUATED toward committing the crime because of his heavy debts.

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acuity

His sense of ACUITY and acumen was amazingly sharp even at this age.

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acumen

His sharp sense of business ACUMEN has always been admired by people.

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adage

That "experience is the parent of wisdom," is an ADAGE, the truth of which is recognized by all mankind.

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addendum

This year, the company has put in a new ADDENDUM to the existing set of regulations to deal with new technology issues.

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addle

Ken became ADDLED by all this talk because he just couldn't understand what Lori was saying.

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adhere

However, dates will still need to be strictly ADHERED to if we hope to meet the due date.

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adjunct

Lastly, the lawyer made another ADJUNCT to the will on the advice of the client.

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adjuration

Broken-hearted with the verdict, the captain decided to make an ADJURATION to a higher court.

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adroit

Being an army officer's daughter, she was quite ADROIT at all the physical exercises they asked her to do.

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adulation

By now, the film star was sick of all the fawning ADULATION he was drawing.

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adventitious

That they would meet like this at a coffee shop after twenty years of being separated was too ADVENTITIOUS to believe.

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adversity

They say the true strength of man is measured in times of hardship and ADVERSITY.

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advocate

What was really shocking to the pacifists was that he ADVOCATED the use of violence in their protests.

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aerie

The vulture was winging his way at a high altitude toward his AERIE atop the mountain.

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affable

Jim had seemed like an AFFABLE gentleman to me but his neighbor told me he was often rude to her.

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affiliation

The local university has an AFFILIATION to the University of Wisconsin.

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affluence

Even before entering the mansion, the family's AFFLUENCE was clearly obvious from the value of the various imported cars parked outside.

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agglomeration

Now, the site is an oasis of green space in an AGGLOMERATION of urban sprawl.

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aggressor

The United Nations received much support for taking robust action against an AGGRESSOR nation.

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agnostic

There was no celebration for Easter in their house becuase they were AGNOSTICS.

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alacrity

On hearing the good news, the three of them rose to their feet with such ALACRITY that he was stunned.

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alchemy

I studied ALCHEMY and new age ideas at first, and then yoga.

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allay

"Don't worry; I am here with you," he said, ALLAYING her fears.

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allege

Later they even dared to ALLEGE that he had helped the prisoner to escape.

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allegory

Aesop's fable of the hard-working ant and lazy grasshopper presents an ALLEGORY showing the value of planning, working, and saving.

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alleviate

With great patience, he set out to ALLEVIATE their uneasiness.

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altruistic

Because of his ALTRUISTIC nature he has no qualms about donating even millions to charity.

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ambidextrous

AMBIDEXTROUS design makes working more comfortable, whether you mouse with your left or right hand.

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ambiguous

It would be far more sensible to write clear, lucid statements than AMBIGUOUS statements, which would only serve to confuse the reader.

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ambivalence

Paul was faced with deep AMBIVALENCE toward the prevailing culture.

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ambrosia

After weeks of eating bland, tasteless food, the dinner cooked by Zoya felt as good as AMBROSIA to Neil.

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ameliorate

The weather AMELIORATED toward the evening, with a beautiful sunset and pleasant temperatures.

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amenable

"Provided I  find the terms AMENABLE I shall sign the document," said Paul.

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amenities

Even the most basic AMENITIES were not available in that village.

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amnesty

On seeing the powerful mayor arriving at the town square, the prisoners begged for AMNESTY.

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amok

The bull ran AMOK on the grounds after being speared by the matador.

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amphitheater

In Rome, our primary agenda had been to make a visit to the AMPHITHEATER for a performance under the stars.

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amplify

The noise only served to AMPLIFY the pain that had already brought her to tears.

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anachronism

His manner of working was so steeped in Victorian times that it appeared to be an ANACHRONISM.

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analgesic

The pain was so severe that Peter had to opt for an ANALGESIC pill.

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anarchist

The ANARCHIST predicted chaos and disorganization on the path toward their ultimate goal of a new regime.

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anathema

Taxes are ANATHEMA to most people.

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anathematize

The new copier-printer ANATHEMATIZES the employees; they refuse to go near it.

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ancillary

There was an ANCILLARY clause in the will, which stated that unless and until she was married, she wouldn't be able to inherit the estate.

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animadversion

The news of mass tree killing excited ANIMADVERSION and severe criticism among the environmentalists.

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animosity

"I bear no ANIMOSITY towards you," Richard said to Fred as they shook hands to settle their differences.

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anneal

The crisis Wanda was going through only served to ANNEAL and make her stronger.

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annihilate

Filled with a desire for revenge, Gordon swore to ANNIHILATE every family member of his son's killers.

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annotate

The professor asked the students to ANNOTATE their essays with suitable remarks and references.

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annuity

The siblings then began quarreling among themselves for their ANNUITY from their dead father's estate.

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anodyne

The book is rather too ANODYNE and uninteresting.

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anoint

The senior priest ANOINTED John as the new pontiff.

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anonymity

The biggest advantage of Internet social clubs is that they offer ANONYMITY so that people can mix about wuthout disclosing their identities.

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antagonistic

The child's attitude would expectedly be ANTAGONISTIC towards the new stepmother taking her own mother's place.

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antecede

There were some ANTECEDING conditions to be fulfilled before she would be inducted into the company as a partner.

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antediluvian

Wayne was too old-fashioned and anachronistic; he belonged to ANTEDILUVIAN times.

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anthropologist

Jimmy is studying to become an ANTHROPOLOGIST and anxiously anticipates his first visit to an excavation field.

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anthropomorphic

A new breed of scientists claim there are ANTHROPOMORPHIC or human-like creatures on the planet Pluto.

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anticlimax

After the exciting and lively beginning, the dull ending of the movie was a huge ANTICLIMAX to us.

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antidote

News from friends could provide the refreshing ANTIDOTE you need to your bout of depression.

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antipathy

The two warring brothers have a great amount of ANTIPATHY toward each other.

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antithesis

The book was a complete ANTITHESIS to what he'd expected it to be.

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aphasia

Nina was diagnosed as suffering from APHASIA, a form of brain damage that limited her use or understanding of words or their meanings.

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aphorism

It was another of his famous APHORISMS, that life is never fair and that we must know the rules to play it well.

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aplomb

Jenny walked into the room full of APLOMB, brimming with confidence.

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apocalyptic

Everything was going too badly; it felt like an APOCALYPTIC moment.

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apocryphal

The means by which Gary had secured the job was most likely APOCRYPHAL.

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apogee

The vineyard's sales had reached its APOGEE in the 90s before suffering from conflict with other local growers.

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apoplexy

Bob's sudden APOPLEXY was the calm, but deadly symptom indicating he was having a stroke.

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apostate

After the priest's death, a large number of people turned APOSTATES, forsaking their religion for good.

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apothecary

Armed with the doctor's prescription, I headed towards the nearest APOTHECARY.

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apothegm

Every saying of Uncle George is revered by us as if it were an APOTHEGM of golden wisdom.

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apotheosis

Last year around this time, David Beckham was the object of APOTHEOSIS, but this year he's just another fallen idol.

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appall

We were APPALLED to see the sad state Lynette's mother had been reduced to.

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appease

Some primitive tribes believe that animals must be sacrificed in order to APPEASE the gods.

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append

It was unanimously decided by the board of directors to APPEND the new clause to the regulations document.

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appraise

Even with her eys closed, Lynn could tell that she was being APPRAISED by Gary.

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apprehensive

My mother was more than a little APPREHENSIVE about the stranger who, according to her, seemed to be following us.

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apprise

No matter what the consequence would be, we knew we had to APPRISE the boss about the loss of data.

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approbation

She desperately sought APPROBATION for her actions from her peers.

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appurtenances

We decided to buy at one go the whole set of APPURTENANCES that would be needed for our new venture.

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aquiline

Wilma was characterized by her above-average height and sharp, AQUILINE features.

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arabesque

Each contains a variation on ARABESQUE design with green ivy spiraling on white background.

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arable

The plains, with their alluvial soil, are more ARABLE for these kinds of crops.

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arbitrate

Sam is often asked to ARBITRATE the issue between the two teams.

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arboretum

Nina has an awesome ARBORETUM with some rare eucalyptus, cypress, and pine trees.

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arcane

ARCANE matters discussed only bewteen the two of us had somehow been leaked out to the press.

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archaic

Her sense of dressing seemed ARCHAIC and old-fashioned.

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archetype

Father William was the ARCHETYPAL Catholic priest.

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archives

Newspaper ARCHIVES are the best place to look for old, outdated articles.

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argot

We had devised a new kind of ARGOT among us and when we spoke in it, few others would understand what we spoke of.

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arid

Surviving in the ARID desert for the next ten days was a huge challenge John had to face.

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armada

A new fleet of ships had been added to the ARMADA making it the best in the world.

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arrears

The family was in deeo ARREARS so they decided to mortgage the house.

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arroyo

Martha and Jim had spent many happy days in their childhood playing in the mud of the ARROYO adjacent to their house.

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articulate

Because she can put across her thoughts so ARTICULATELY, Kay was chosen to represent the sales team at the debate contest.

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artifice

Quite often, ARTIFICE wins over people faster than honesty.

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ascendancy

King George failed to retain his ASCEDANCY over the revolting masses.

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asceticism

To practice ASCETICISM one needs to have a very strong will and resolve.

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ascribe

Though she does at times seem very careless, it was not fair to ASCRIBE the mistake to her alone.

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asinine

That she could be so stupid and ASININE was a huge surprise for me.

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askance

They looked ASKANCE at Harry, wondering how in the world he would accomplish the feat.

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askew

At the end of the short but very bumpy ride, Paula's hat was ASKEW and strands of her hair were failing all over face.

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asperity

It was not appropriate for her to use such ASPERITY while talking to young Peter; the poor little kid was hurt.

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assail

The new Grand Slam champion was ASSAILED with all sorts of questions at the press conference.

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assiduous

Sara is a committed, hardworking and ASSIDUOUS worker.

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assuage

The dentist talked to her gently and ASSUAGED her fears before starting to work on her sore tooth.

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asteroid

The report in the science digest spoke about how the earth would be affected if there were an ASTEROID strike.

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astigmatism

After giving me a series of eye tests, the ophthalmologist told me that I have ASTIGMATISM.

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astringent

Her sharp, caustic remarks acted like an ASTRINGENT on his delicate feelings.

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asunder

The bullet hit her body with such force that her arms were torn ASUNDER from her torso.

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asymmetric

A recent survey discovered that people who have ASYMMETRIC facial features are not as attractive as those with balanced features.

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atavism

Suddenly there was an ATAVISM of fortunes and overnight he rose from a pauper to a millionaire.

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atheistic

Brian has begun to exhibit ATHEISTIC behavior and refuses to visit the church anymore.

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atrocity

On the prison island of Alcataraz, numerous unspeakable ATROCITIES were committed on prisoners.

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attenuate

The tight corset only seemed to ATTENUATE her figure making her look thinner than ever.

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attest

Anyone who knows Jim well would ATTEST to the fact that he is a good father.

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attribute

"We would like to ATTRIBUTE our success to you, Sir," said the students, brimming with gratitude.

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atypical

His ATYPICAL, violent behavior caused his mother great alarm.

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audacious

Her AUDACIOUS behavior shocked the enitre crowd.

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augment

She has decided to take up another part-time job to AUGMENT her income.

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augury

Her sense of AUGURY allows her to predict events in an uncanny and bizarre way.

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aureole

Michael arrived into the room looking like a radiant angel with an AUREOLE around his blond head.

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auspicious

It seemed a very AUSPICIOUS moment to propose to her, so he immediately did that.

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austere

A nun's simple and AUSTERE lifestyle was just not Gina's cup of tea; she was too used to material comforts.

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authenticate

The bank refused to let him inside the locker vault unless he AUTHENTICATED his identity.

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automaton

Don't work so hard as to become an AUTOMATON following a mechanical routine.

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autopsy

The police wanted permission from Dana's mother to perform an AUTOPSY which they said would determine the cause and exact time of death.

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avalanche

You felt something might come soon but nobody expected the AVALANCHE.

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avenge

Bill has his chance to AVENGE the defeat in the Thursday singles final.

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avert

For having taken the efforts to AVERT a major disaster with his quick presence of mind and courage, Sgt. Jim Bellows was awarded a gold medal.

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avocation

Cooking seems to be her favorite AVOCATION.

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avuncular

The reason women tend to confide easily in Bill is his AVUNCULAR features, which they say remind them of their uncles.

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axiom

It is a sad fact today that many youngsters are not aware of the classic timeless AXIOMS, which were articulatted decades ago.

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azure

His dreamy and AZURE eyes made many women swoon in their sky blue intensity.

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bacchanalian

Young Croft's BACCHANALIAN tendencies had his aristocratic father seriously worried about his excessive drinking.

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badinage

The night was filled with the merry-making and BADINAGE of the young men.

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baleful

He kept casting BALEFUL glances at her every now and then.

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ballast

Extra BALLAST was attached to the boat to assure it would stay upright.

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bandy

The brothers like to BANDY insults back and forth every night before they fall asleep.

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bane

Whether video blogging recently launched by Google will be a boon or BANE is yet to be seen.

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baneful

Mohammed was a believer in the BANEFUL influence of the evil eye.

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barb

When irate, she would use her words like sharp BARBS, which could really hurt people.

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bard

Robert Burns, the poet, is Scotland's best-loved BARD.

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barefaced

I could not believe that she would escape with such a BAREFACED lie but she did.

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baroque

The mansion was built in BAROQUE fashion with columns and arcades.

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barrage

A BARRAGE of bullets hit the bunker, throwing the soldiers to the ground.

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barterer

When John discovered that Matthew was a BARTERER, he wished to learn from him more about trade and negotiations.

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bastion

The troops decided to line up along the BASTION, which offered them a vantage point of view.

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bateq

The students waited for the year-end results with BATED breath.

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bauble

Billy had gone through endless adventures and hardships in search of the diamonds but ended up with only a few BAUBLES and gems that weren't worth much.

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bawdy

The sailors loved to unwind at the pub, drinking beer and sharing BAWDY jokes.

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beatific

The pope bestowed a BEATIFIC smile upon them thrilling their hearts.

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beatify

The contract blesses, canonizes and BEATIFIES this slip of paper as the total sum due.

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beatitude

When the Smiths finally reached the Virgin Mary shrine and beheld her carved angelic face, they felt no end of BEATITUDE and bliss.

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bedraggled

Despite Jim's insistence that he had gotten into a mishap, the hotel doorman refused to let him in, seeing his BEDRAGGLED appearance.

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begrudge

We weren't so petty-minded as to BEGRUDGE Kylie her hard-won success.

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beguile

Regardless of whether they are friends or strangers, Carmen can easily BEGUILE anyone, winning them over with her duplicity.

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behoove

It doesn't BEHOOVE a girl from such an affluent family to be talking in this manner.

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belabor

With cruel, harsh words they BELABORED the importance of the code of conduct they had raised her to follow... and she had broken.

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beleaguer

Faced with bankruptcy of his company, the director was BELEAGUERED with pressures and tensions of all kinds.

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belittle

It was not right of Jake to BELITTLE his neighbor's achievements in this manner.

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bellicose

His BELLICOSE and arrogant behavior was beginning to get on everybody's nerves.

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bemoan

I could BEMOAN the lack of articles but I won't; my pleas fall on deaf ears.

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bemused

He could see that she hadn't been paying attention at all when she gave a BEMUSED look in response to his query.

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benediction

They waited for hours so that they could get the Cardinal's BENEDICTION for the newborn.

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benefactor

An anonymous BENEFACTOR has left the bereaved and impoverished family a huge sum of money that will see them through this dark phase.

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benevolent

James Mender was a kindly, BENEVOLENT man and often gave out large sums of his income to various charities.

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benign

I had never come across such a BENIGN. caring person before; I was overwhelmed by his kind gesture.

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benison

When the priest uttered the holy BENISON, tears streamed down the faces of people in the congregation.

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bequeath

Wallace BEQUATHED his whole property to his daughter and retired to the mountains to lead a secluded life.

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berate

Jane's mother BERATED her all day for disobeying her instructions and wandering off into the woods alone.

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bereft

Suddenly BEREFT of his great power, the former tycoon now sank deep into depression.

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besmirch

Mike did not dare enter the town after the townsfolk discovered that it was he who had BESMIRCHED young Jenny's reputation.

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bestow

In recognition of his contributions to the country's economy, the college decided to BESTOW upon him an honorary doctorate.

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betroth

They are to be BETROTHED this weekend and married next month.

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bicameral

It was decided that a BICAMERAL legislature of a Senate and House of Representatives would be formed.

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bicker

They spent the whole night BICKERING and arguing about the money.

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biennial

This function is a BIENNIAL event, the last event being held two years ago.

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bifurcated

divided into two branches; forked

The road is BIFURCATED into two streets, thus adding more confusion to first-time visitors.

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bilious

People tend to keep away from him because of his BILIOUS nature and short temper.

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billowing

The BILLOWING smoke from burning houses was a dreadful sight.

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bivouac

To rest for the night, we built a BIVOUAC at the base of the mountain with tarpaulin and poles.

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blandish

The students BLANDISHED the guard into letting them through the college gate at night.

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blamdishment

Fed up with the saleswoman's BLANDISHMENTS, we bought two of the items even though we didn't actually need them.

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blasé

Having such a BLASÉ, relaxed attitude even in the presence of the boss will do Jack no good.

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blasphemous

His speech was so offensive and BLASPHEMOUS that even before he was halfway through it, the crowd was aiming rotten tomatoes at him.

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blatant

She flirted with him BLATANTLY, without any qualms.

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blighted

Everything he owned had been BLIGHTED in a few seconds during the bombing, but he was glad to escape with his life.

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bludgeon

The solid, wooden club could be used as BLUDGEON against the bear if one were to attack them.

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blurt

Trembling with fear, the man BLURTED out the truth about the robbery.

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bluster

Do not BLUSTER about dead theology or throw Clavin''s name around in derision; just read the words themselves in the Bible.

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bohemian

It used to attract true BOHEMIANS; now it attracts tired London media types.

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boisterous

The party was BOISTEROUS and loud, as usual.

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bolster

They BOLSTERED their favorite participant's spirits by cheering for him at the top of their lungs.

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bombastic

Making BOMBASTIC statements is easy enough; to prove that you really possess knowledge is quite tough.

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boorish

Keith is rather too aggressive and BOORISH.

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bouillon

She offered him the bowl of piping hot BOUILLON, which he grabbed eagerly, for he had been famished for days.

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bountiful

Anne is a kind, generous soul and loves to donate BOUNTIFUL gifts.

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bourgeois

It was quite BOURGEOIS for Anne Marie to chatter with the townsfolk so casually; after all, she was a blue-blooded aristocrat.

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bowdlerize

To Peter's horror, his masterpiece of a novel had been badly BOWDLERIZED by the novice editor.

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brackish

The lost hikers found a BRACKISH stream and risked drinking from it despite the salty taste of the water.

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braggadocio

By now, we were all tired and bored by Ken's BRAGGADOCIO and boasting.

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brandish

BRANDISHING a large knife, he demanded cash, then escaped on the pedal bike.

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brawn

Brains are better than BRAWN any day.

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breach

The primary code of conduct in the group must never suffer from a BREACH.

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brevity

BREVITY is the soul of wit.

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brindled

A fine, BRINDLED animal was following Mary.

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bristling

By the time Jenny reached home after her date, it was way past midnight and her father was BRISTLING with anger.

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brooch

Among the various ornaments in her jewelry box, the most precious one wwas the gold BROOCH given to her by her grandmother.

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brunt

He took the full BRUNT of the wolves' attack.

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brusque

His manner of speaking was BRUSQUE and curt.

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buccaneer

Later, the governors of Caribbean islands such as Jamaica paid BUCCANEERS to attack Spanish treasure ships and ports.

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bucolic

Walt Whitman loved to ramble for hours through the BUCOLIC man countryside.

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buffoonery

The man was a disciplinarian and would not tolerate any BUFFOONERY.

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bugaboo

Mike dismissed my fears as a BUGABOO and promptly went of to sleep again.

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bulwark

The soldiers took up positions along the BULWARK.

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bungle

Peter was bound to BUNGLE the operation; he is such a clumsy, careless man.

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burgeon

The venture seems to be BURGEONING day by day.

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burlesque

He decided to BURLESQUE the unbearable conditions, using humor to point out the need for improvements.

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burly

The henchman was hefty and BURLY; his mere appearance sent shivers down our spine.

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burnish

The table had been BURNISHED with wax in preparation for his visit.

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buttress

The commander BUTTRESSED the walls of the fort in hopes of keeping the villagers inside alive.

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cabal

The police unearthed a heinous CABAL to assassinate the president.

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cache

It was suspected that Jim Howard had stashed away the loot in a CACHE underneath his trailer.

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cacophonous

I wonder how far she would get as a singer with that CACOPHONOUS voice.

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cadaver

A partly mutilated CADAVER lay on the  table when I entered the autopsy room.

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cadence

The music had a very melodious CADENCE, making us all sway to it.

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cadge

I believe he was able to CADGE a lift on the bus.

266

cajole

We CAJOLED and persuaded her to accompany us to the picnic.

267

caliber

Peter underestimated his own CALIBER.

268

callow

The young recruit was CALLOW and immature.

269

calorific

The doctor asked her to abstain from foods containing carbohydrates as they could be CALORIFIC.

270

cameo

Valerie had been offered a CAMEO role in the film but she declined to accept it.

271

canard

His CANARD came back to haunt him when his friends dIscovered he was the source of the hurtful rumor.

272

candor

I was pleased with her CANDOR and frankness.

273

cantankerous

With age, old man Jim has become CANTANKEROUS and troublesome.

274

cantata

We stood at the back of the auditorium to watch Priscilla's class perform the CANTATA telling the story of the town's origin.

275

canto

They recited the CANTO together melodiously.

276

capacious

The man is built of CAPACIOUS proportions.

277

capitulate

Despite his unwillingness to take part in the games, eventually Paul CAPITULATED to the pressure of his peers.

278

capricious

Kenneth is too CAPRICIOUS to stay steady with the new job; he has been job-hoppping continuously for the last two years.

279

carafe

He poured warm waterfrom the CARAFE into a glass and handed it to her saying it would soothe her sore throat.

280

carapace

The turtle's body was trembling beneath its hard shell-like CARAPACE.

281

carcinogenic

The tumor was diagnosed to be CARCINOGENIC and Martha had barely another six months to live.

282

careen

The car CAREENED dangerously on its side, about to fall off the bridge any moment.

283

caricature

Little Mike was found drawing CARICATURES of his teachers in class.

284

carnal

A priest from that church was condemned and arrested for having indulged in CARNAL pleasures with a young devotee.

285

carousal

The CAROUSAL and merry making to celebrate King George's victory lasted all night long.

286

carrion

Vultures are birds that love to feed on CARRION.

287

cartographer

Mike loves maps with such passion that there is no doubt he'll grow up to be a CARTOGRAPHER.

288

caste

The application form contained a slot to fill in CASTE and religion.

289

castigation

Jenny knew she was in for a major CASTIGATION for having disobeyed the hostel warden's rules.

290

casual

The young men werer dressed in CASUAL attire comprising of jeans and T-shirts.

291

cataclysm

We weren't prepared for the CATACLYSM that occurred suddenly throwing our lives totally out of gear.

292

catapult

The boy's weapon of choice was a CATAPULT with a leather sling.

293

catechism

Our new priest loves to preach about CATECHISM.

294

catharsis

Shedding tears and giving vent to emotions, according to psychologists, is a form of CATHARSIS; it heals us internally.

295

caucus

The annual CAUCUS was held in the basement of the council hall.

296

caulk

She instructed the kids to CAULK the windows tightly for there was to be a thunderstorm.

297

cavalcade

The throngs gathered at the town square eagerly watched the colorful CAVALCADE.

298

cavil

His pet pastime is to CAVIL upon everyone's speech, pointing out the faults in grammar and diction.

299

celibate

The man had taken an oath to stay CELIBATE for a year and abstain from pleasures of the flesh.

300

censorious

Her behavior is getting more CENSORIOUS every day; she complains and is disparaging all the time.

301

centaur

Little Peter then drew a beautiful picture of a CENTAUR and proceeded to fill it with colored crayons.

302

centrifuge

The new machine acts like a CENTRIFUGE and spins very quickly, causing the solids and liquids inside it to separate by centrifugal action.

303

centripetal

The CENTRIPETAL force was magnetizing and pulling her towards the door.

304

centurion

There was a carved stone statue of a CENTURION in full regalia.

305

certitude

The comedy of forgiveness has no such luxurious CERTITUDE.

306

cessation

After a full day, the storm still showed no signs of CESSATION.

307

chafe

The fall down the cliff had badly CHAFED her hands and caused several bruises.

308

chagrin

To her great CHAGRIN, the thief had stolen the bag containing her passport and tickets.

309

chameleon

Keith changes his opinions as fast as a CHAMELEON changes color.

310

chaotic

My schedule this week has been very CHAOTIC and confusing.

311

charisma

Catherine's allure and CHARISMA captivated Paul's attention so much that he never left her side all evening.

312

charlatan

The lady is a CHARLATAN; no one trusts her to do legitimate business anymore.

313

chary

Jack is a bit CHARY of going to the local doctor after he read reports about someone dying there.

314

chase

The jeweler CHASED our names inside our wedding rings so they would be engraved there for eternity.

315

chassis

They had to dismantle the CHASSIS to get the body out from within it.

316

chastened

Martha was CHASTENED for misbehaving with other girls in the class.

317

chastise

With sharp words, he CHASTISED her for inviting strangers into the house in his absence.

318

chauvinist

To their immense dismay, the women discovered that the new mayor of the town was a CHAUVINIST.

319

cherubic

The frescoes on the ceiling depicted three CHERUBIC angels.

320

chicanery

It's yet another of his tricks or CHICANERY; we refuse to believe him anymore.

321

chide

He CHIDED her for inviting strangers into the house in his absence.

322

chimerical

The whole episode was so unreal that it seemed CHIMERICAL to her.

323

choleric

His CHOLERIC attitude alienates people more than anything else.

324

chortle

She gave a mighty CHORTLE and said, "I'm drunk as a skunk."

325

chronic

Michael is a CHRONIC gambler.

326

churlish

We all wondered what had made Gary so CHURLISH, normally he was so cheerful and pleasant-mannered.

327

ciliated

An ameba, however, does not feed entirely on plants; it is also carnivorous, feeding on tiny CILIATED organisms.

328

cipher

The metal bracelet contained a secret CIPHER inside it.

329

circlet

The gold CIRCLET on Anna's arm was badly damaged when she fell from the parapet, but she herself was barely injured.

330

circumlocution

The restless crowd was getting tired of the candidate's CIRCUMLOCUTION and wanted shorter speeches.

331

circumscribe

The movements of the group have been severely CIRCUMSCRIBED since the new laws came into effect.

332

circumvent

Gordon was smart at CIRCUMVENTING the police despite the many barriers they erected.

333

cistern

The woman collected rainwater in the CISTERN and then used it to wash her hair for a natural smoothness.

334

citadel

The women of the royal family huddled inside the CITADEL even as the kingdom was taken under siege by the enemy.

335

clairvoyant

She must be CLAIRVOYANT; how else could she have predicted I was arriving in that city without even having met or called me?

336

clamber

As the fire began spreading, they CLAMBERED up the stairs leading to the terrace.

337

clamor

We raised our voices to the director in a CLAMOR for more holidays.

338

clangor

The sudden heavy CLANGOR of the bells at midnight awoke every villager.

339

clarion

The soldiers responded to the CLARION call of the bugle and headed to the front to fight another day.

340

claustrophobia

Wilma had a fear of  CLAUSTROPHOBIA so she refused to stay in the tiny room alone.

341

clavicle

The karate chop landed squarely on his CLAVICLE, snapping it.

342

cleave

The butcher moved to CLEAVE the carcass into smaller portions.

343

cleft

The dark-haired man had a CLEFT in his chin.

344

clemency

The prisoners petitioned the mayor for CLEMENCY and pardon.

345

cliché

The statement was yet another CLICHÉ .

346

climactic

We waited with bated breath for the CLIMACTIC ending.

347

clime

We were unused to the tropical CLIMES so we promptly fell ill.

348

clique

The cheerleaders formed a CLIQUE in the middle school.

349

cloister

Mary was then sheltered in the CLOISTER with nuns watching over her.

350

clout

John Matheson has a lot of CLOUT and power in this city; he can get away with anything.

351

coagulate

THe liquid gel was COAGULATING because of the cool temperature.

352

coalesce

The two liquids were then COALESCED into a congealed mass.

353

coda

The CODA is often more technically difficult to master than any other piece of music.

354

coddle

The Berretts have CODDLED their children too mcuh.

355

codicil

A CODICIL was added to the will only yesterday.

356

coeval

Although the two scientists were COEVAL, they didn't know of each other's work because of their vast geographic separation.

357

cogitate

He needed a lot of privacy and silence to COGITATE over this decision which could possibly alter his life.

358

cognate

They were just about as COGNATE with regards to each other as pea and pod.

359

cognitive

Her COGNITIVE abilities have won her the Best Intellectual of the Year award.

360

cognizance

Jack's sense of COGNIZANCE is exceptional; he is often sought after for advice.

361

cohabit

The number of COHABITING couples is expected to double by 2021.

362

cohorts

The two men had been COHORTS for many years and committed the crime together.

363

coiffure

She daintily touched her fingers to hair, appreciating the fresh COIFFURE, and preened in front of the mirror.

364

colander

We had to use a COLANDER to strain the pasta.

365

collaborate

The two countries decided to COLLABORATE on the new trade opportunities.

366

collage

We created a colorful COLLAGE using five of the photographs, some crayons, and a large colored sheet.

367

collate

She was asked to COLLATE the details of individual sales from each of the departments.

368

colloquial

The language they used was very COLLOQUIAL and not in any way formal.

369

colloquy

I enjoyed the local flavor of the COLLOQUY among the tribes.

370

colossal

The movie he had in mind was a COLOSSAL epic.

371

comatose

For years, he had been COMATOSE and was being given food nutrients intravenously simply to keep his body alive.

372

comely

I couldn't believe that little Maria, who had been rather unattractive as a child, had grown up to become such a COMELY young woman.

373

comestible

Faced with a variety of COMESTIBLE delicacies we didn't know what to eat and what to leave out.

374

comeuppance

For the amount of hard work he has put in, he hardly gets any favorable COMEUPPANCE.

375

comity

Michael's civility and COMITY had everyone smiling and beaming.

376

commemorate

To commemorate the great man's life, a ceremony was held every year on the date of his birth.

377

commensurate

The letter said that the salary offered would be COMMENSURATE with the best in the industry.

378

commodious

His COMMODIOUS apartment must have cost him a fortune.

379

compact

The mobile phone she carried was COMPACT as well as trendy.

380

compelling

We demanded to know from the management a COMPELLING reason for having dismissed the efficient accountant.

381

compendium

The students were asked to submit a brief COMPENDIUM of their annual project to the departmental head.

382

compilation

The book is nothing but a COMPILATION of his previously published works.

383

complacent

His laid-back, COMPLACENT attitude was the main reason why he hadn't progressed far in his career.

384

complementary

Qualitative research approaches are considered as COMPLEMENTARY to, and not in competition with, quantitative approaches.

385

compliant

It is difficult to find a COMPLIANT maidservant these days; most of them seem to be haughty and overbearing.

386

component

The program was merely one COMPONENT of the entire software application.

387

composure

Despite having received a great shock, it was remarkable how James retained his composure and calm.

388

compound

The fact that Jack abused his wife often COMPOUNDED the crime, making him more guilty than ever.

389

compress

The file size is too large and must be COMPRESSED before it can be copied to a disk.

390

comprise

The complete course is COMPRISED of two short modules and one project.

391

compromise

Gina refused to COMPROMISE on her principles simply to satisfy a handful of people.

392

compunction

He felt a terrible sense of COMPUNCTION for his deed and begged forgiveness from the bereaved family.

393

concatenate

She has decided to CONCATENATE his name to her own without letting go of her maiden name.

394

concede

The government was determined not to CONCEDE to the terrorist's demands.

395

conceit

Pride and CONCEIT are things as alien to her nature as humanity to Mars.

396

concentric

She wore a necklace shaped with a series of CONCENTRIC circles.

397

conception

From its CONCEPTION to its implementation, the play was completely Jake's efforts.

398

concession

The government decided to make a CONCESSION to the plan after the public protests.

399

conclave

The writer's CONCLAVE at Detroit was a huge resounding success.

400

concoct

Karen and Fred CONCOCTED a wicked plot.

401

concomitant

Loss of memory is a natural CONCOMITANT of old age.

402

concord

After years of discord, the two countries reached some CONCORD amongst themselves.

403

concur

We all CONCURRED with the leader's decision.

404

condescend

She CONDESCENDED to attend the party even though she felt it was below her level to do so.

405

condign

The occasion seemed CONDIGN for a speech so Mr. Tate rose to make one.

406

condole

Though Peter pretended to CONDOLE with the Brown's grief, I knew that it was all a sham because he was as cold-hearted as a fish.

407

condone

On seeing the mayor arriving at the town square, the prisoners broke down and begged him to CONDONE their actions.

408

conducive

The atmosphere seemed CONDUCIVE for a hearty debate.

409

conduit

She acted as a CONDUIT between the cops and the smugglers, ferrying information from one another.

410

confidant

Greg is Billy's closest CONFIDANT; Billy shares his life's events with him.

411

confiscate

The cops raided the shack and CONFISCATED the gold bars hidden under the floorboards.

412

conflagration

The CONFLAGRATION started off shortly after they had left the club, scorching everything in its wake, leaving behind only ashes.

413

conflate

There is also a pronounced tendency to CONFLATE a cultural idea with identities.

414

confluence

The CONFLUENCE of the three rivers is a highly popular tourist spot.

415

conformity

It's not possible for such a diverse group of people to have CONFORMITY among themselves.

416

congeal

The gel had CONGEALED to become a thick brown mass.

417

congenial

Joe is a friendly, CONGENIAL man.

418

congenital

The baby was born with CONGENITAL defects.

419

congruent

Use the conditions for CONGRUENT triangles in formal geometric proofs.

420

conjugal

They lived happily ever after in CONJUGAL bliss.

421

connivance

The appalling incident could only have happened with the CONNIVANCE of the lady's in-laws.

422

connoisseur

Ken Smith is a CONNOISSEUR of arts and culture.

423

connotation

It was the hidden CONNOTATION in his speech that bothered me and made me uncomfortable.

424

connubial

The poor man has been married for a month but is yet to experience CONNUBIAL pleasure with his wife.

425

consanguinity

The six brothers lived in great harmony and CONSANGUINITY.

426

conscientious

To sucha morally rigid, CONSCIENTIOUS man, even a small lie seemed a gross sin.

427

consensus

The committee reached a CONSENSUS eventually, after hours of discussion on the issue, and passed the bill.

428

consequential

The CONSEQUENTIAL damage to the environment through the large-scale felling of trees is a very serious matter.

429

consonance

I had never come across such peace and CONSONANCE in all my life.

430

consort

Eyewitness testified to having seen him CONSORT with the lady in public on that issue.

431

consternation

To his extreme CONSTERNATION, Peter foud that he had lost his wallet somewhere on the train.

432

construe

What she had actually said and what was being CONSTRUED by the manager were two different things.

433

consummate

The man was a CONSUMMATE professional, ensuring every detail was ready for the important meeting.

434

contagion

The letter said that William had fatefully caught a CONTAGION and was now on the verge of death.

435

contention

It was a close CONTENTION with each faction getting as many votes as the other.

436

contentious

From a peaceful discussion it soon rose to a CONTENTIOUS, hot argument with both parties swearing at each other.

437

contiguous

The troops were made to stand in a CONTIGUOUS sequence along the fort walls.

438

continence

The dgree to which he practices his self-restraint and CONTINENCE is amazing and remarkable.

439

contraband

Tim was arrested by the police for being in possession of CONTRABAND goods.

440

contrite

Seeing her dismayed look on hearing my harsh words, I suddenly felt CONTRITE and ashamed.

441

controvert

They tried hard to make him confess but he CONTROVERTED and opposed every statement they made and even brought in witnesses to support his logic.

442

contumacious

He was as stubborn and CONTUMACIOUS as an obstinate bull.

443

conundrum

Paul was facing a unique CONUNDRUM, something of the kind he had never faced before in life and would require all of his wits to solve.

444

converge

She asked him to wait near the spot where the two roads CONVERGED.

445

convivial

The CONVIVIAL gathering of sundry cousins, aunts and uncles did quite a lot to lift Sara's spirits.

446

convoluted

The route was too CONVOLUTED and complex for us to understand, so we hired a guide to lead us to the hills.

447

copious

She was weeping COPIOUSLY and all Jack could do was to look at her in helplessness; he was at a loss for words.

448

coquette

Betty was wrongly maligned by the townsfolk to be a COQUETTE and a flirt when she truly was not.

449

cornucopia

His cup of CORNUCOPIA flowed over; he was now king of the whole world.

450

corporeal

The man used cerebral skills in his new office job rather than the CORPOREAL skills needed in his earlier landscaping position.

451

corroborate

The prosecution brought in eleven witnesses to CORROBORATE the facts and support the conviction.

452

coterie

A COTERIE of poets gathered at the town square in the evening.

453

covenant

They signed a COVENANT that would bind them to the contract for the next three years.

454

covetous

The more I gazed at the necklace in the window the more it made me feel COVETOUS of having that thing of beauty as my own.

455

cozen

Polly is a very deceitful young woman; she has been known to COZEN people out of their savings.

456

crabbed

I couldn't make out the CRABBED lettering on the wall; it was too illegible.

457

crass

His behavior was ungentlemanly and CRASS, shocking the women in the hall.

458

craven

Gerald was such a cowardly, CRAVEN young men as compared to his gutsy brother Jeffrey.

459

credo

My CREDO for life is to seize each day and make the most of it because once a day is lost you cannot get it back.

460

creed

His unshakable values and CREED are what set him apart in a crowd of peers.

461

crestfallen

The children's faces turned CRESTFALLEN when their father refused permission for the summer camp.

462

crone

The old CRONE had properly fooled all of us with her gait; she could actually walk well but had pretended to limp just to fool us.

463

crotchety

Every morning immediately after waking up, Bob is very CROTCHETY and grumpy.

464

crux

Let's get to the CRUX of the matter.

465

crypt

They set out on an adventurous mission to unearth the CRYPT hidden in the hills.

466

cuisine

I love experimenting with ethnic CUISINE, especially Thai and Japanese dishes.

467

culinary

My culinary skills were not too good so I hired a cook for a month.

468

cull

They CULLED the rotting fruit from the fresh before making wine.

469

culvert

He said he would be waiting for her at the CULVERT near the road end.

470

curmudgeon

They warned me against meeting Bart, saying that he was a CURMUDGEON and a rude fellow and to keep away from him.

471

cynosure

Pretty and elegant Katrina was the CYNOSURE of all eyes at the ball.

472

dabble

I like to DABBLE with physics, but I'm no rocket scientist.

473

damp

Put these earplugs in to DAMP the sound of the rock band.

474

dank

Thecabin was DANK and musty, causing Heather to wheeze and cough.

475

daunt

It was bad of the woodcutter to DAUNT and scare the little kids with his big axe.

476

dawdle

All Leroy does is DAWDLE and loiter whole day.

477

debacle

After his much publicized DEBACLE all Ken wanted to do was to take a long break away from civilization.

478

debauch

The vile, perverted man attempted to DEBAUCH the young maiden.

479

debilitate

Krypton DEBILITATES Superman, leaving him with less strength than noraml men.

480

debunk

He DEBUNKED their arguments with just one sentence, which had them all gaping.

481

debutante

The lovely young DEBUTANTE drew all the attention at the ball.

482

decadence

The man who was once at the zenith of his career had now come down to such DECADENCE.

483

decapitate

The crowds gasped in shock to see the head of the gladiator rolling down to the ground when the knight DECAPITATED him with one stroke of his sharp sword.

484

declivity

The sales graph showed a sharp DECLIVITY for the last three months.

485

décolleté

She loved to show off her well-boned shoulders by wearing DÉCOLLETÉ gowns as often as possible.

486

decorum

The pupils were sternly instructed to observe DECORUM in the auditorium.

487

decrepitude

I was saddened to see the DECREPITUDE to which Anne's mother had been reduced.

488

decry

The crowd outside the courtroom DECRIED the verdict, criticizing the ineffective judicial process.

489

deducible

From the evidence gathered so far, it was DEDUCIBLE that the victim had committed suicide.

490

deference

In DEFERENCE to the ladies present in the room, the men refrained from cracking lewd, bawdy jokes.

491

deflect

The lens DEFLECTED the light from the sun.

492

defoliate

The massive oak has been DEFOLIATED and rendered leafless.

493

defrock

The former priest was then DEFROCKED and barred from the church.

494

defunct

The law for that particular crime is no longer valid and is DEFUNCT.

495

deify

The very same sports idols who were DEIFIED by the public into demi-gods last year are being criticized and lampooned this year.

496

deleterious

The habit of smoking is DELETERIOUS not just to the people having the habit but to others around them as well.

497

delve

They needed more time to DELVE deeper into the facts and unearth the truth.

498

demagogue

The arrested man was a DEMAGOGUE and a fanatic who had killed seven people in the name of defending his religion.

499

demeanor

She has a pleasing DEMEANOR nad very polite mannerisms.

500

demoniac

Jack's parents are alarmed to see him exhibiting signs of DEMONIAC and evil behavior.

501

denigrate

Paul just loves to DENIGRATE Kim's faults in public, to her extreme annoyance.

502

denouement

When the final DENOUEMENT was reached, the public heaved a sigh for the wait for a verdict had been too long.

503

depose

The young prince DEPOSED his own father to take over rule of the kingdom.

504

depravity

I was saddened to see the DEPRAVITY and degradation William had been reduced to after the death of his moralistic wife.

505

deride

Little Paul was scared that his peers in school would DERIDE him for his misshapen outfit.

506

derision

He looked at her with scorn and DERISION.

507

derivative

The DERIVATIVE outcome of the bill is the massive surge in employment.

508

desiccate

The recipe required the use of dry and DESICCATED coconut.

509

desideratum

The DESIDERATUM or motive was the toughest to determine; everything else was easy.

510

desperado

Gary Summers is wanted by the sheriff who claims that he is a DESPERADO and a law-breaker.

511

despicable

The woman's behavior was utterly DESPICABLE and disgusting.

512

despoil

The unruly, noisy crowd then went on a rampage and DESPOILED the palace,

513

desultory

They wandered DESULTORILY and aimlessly for more than three hours in the woods before collapsing of fatigue near the stream.

514

detonation

The DETONATION of the mines coincided with the arrival of the oil ministry officials in the region.

515

detrimental

This decision she has taken is DETRIMENTAL and harmful to her health.

516

diadem

She wore a glittering DIADEM and a lovely brocade gown.

517

dialectic

He was in an argumentative mood, so the critical statement pushed him into a hot DIALECTIC with his colleague.

518

diaphanous

He was embarrassed to see her clad in a DIAPHANOUS gown and politely  refused to step inside the room.

519

diatribe

Then there was an endless DIATRIBE by his wife on why he should quit smoking.

520

dichotomy

There is often a DICHOTOMY between politicians' words and their deeds.

521

didactic

Nick has always been academically inclined so his DIDACTIC achievements were no surprise to his family.

522

diffidence

To alleviate the young boy's shyness and DIFFIDENCE, George talked to him gently about books, music and other subjects which might draw the boy's attention.

523

diffusion

The DIFFUSION of the chemical slowly through the liquid in the beaker was interesting to watch.

524

digression

The DIGRESSION of the speaker every now and then from the subject of the lecture was getting tiresome.

525

dilettante

Nora is but a DILETTANTE; she needs to learn so much more.

526

diorama

At the exhibition hall, this weekend, there is a DIORAMA of wildlife.

527

dirge

The ladies of the dead tribesman's family wailed loudly in a DIRGE.

528

disapprobation

DISAPPROBATION was strongly written on his face when he read the letter he'd seized from his daughter's fist.

529

discernible

He spoke so softly that his response was barely DISCERNIBLE.

530

discombobulated

The staff of the local county office was DISCOMBOBULATED and upset by the sudden unexpected arrival of the administration officials.

531

discordant

In the midst of the lovely music suddenly some DISCORDANT tunes were heard, very jarring to the ears.

532

discrepancy

There was a huge DISCREPANCY between the original will and the recently prepared one.

533

discrete

DISCRETE particles hold a great fascination for Mark and he has chosen to conduct extensive research on them for his thesis.

534

discursive

His speech was long and DISCURSIVE, often digressing from the main subject.

535

disgruntle

The new computer so DISGRUNTLED and dissatisfied the man that he decided to return it to the store.

536

disingenuous

His DISINGENUOUS and insincere means of achieving the monthly targets soon came to the notice of the manager and he was dismissed from the job.

537

disjunction

Several skills will be developed through experimentation but there will be a DISJUNCTION between aspiration and fulfillment.

538

disparage

When Isabella further DISPARAGED Micael's writing by poking fun and mocking several of the passages in the story, Margaret could take it no longer and begged her to stop.

539

disparate

They are as DISPARATE as fire and ice.

540

disport

The children loved to DISPORT themselves with Lego kits and board games.

541

disputatious

The scene between the two men was fast turning into a DISPUTATIOUS one, with both of them arguing vehemently and occasionally with violence.

542

disseminate

The news was then DISSEMINATED to all parts of the world through the various news channels.

543

dissimulate

The thief deceived and DISSIMULATED his way into a job as a bank teller so he could later empty the vaults.

544

dissonance

The DISSONANCE and din were making it difficult for us to hear each other.

545

distrait

He is in a DISTRAIT mood today, preoccupied with something else.

546

diurnal

Bats are not DIURNAL creatures; rather they are nocturnal creatures.

547

docket

The regional DOCKET for the training is not yet ready.

548

doddering

The DODDERING old man could hardly be called as an opponent for mighty, powerful Richard.

549

dogmatic

Her DOGMATIC and rigid attitude often annoys the people around her.

550

dolt

Mike kicked the boy hard saying he was a DOLT and an idiot for having made such a terrible error.

551

dossier

They had prepared an extensive DOSSIER on the criminal with complete information from his childhood background to his presently known activities.

552

dour

Nora let out a sad sign upon seeing Jack's DOUR temperament for she had been hoping fervently to find him in a pleasant, cheerful mood.

553

draconian

The Drake opinion took steps toward making the recession remedy less DRACONIAN.

554

dross

All we could see at the site of the explosion was debris, rubble and DROSS.

555

drudgery

For years she endured a life of DRUDGERY to put her son through college.

556

dubious

He has risen to the top through DUBIOUS means.

557

dulcet

Together, standing hand in hand on the dais, they sang a DULCET duet and charmed the crowd.

558

dyspeptic

The landlady was upset at having taken in a DYSPEPTIC, bad-tempered tenant, for she feared the other tenants might be disturbed by his preesence.

559

ebb

We decided to wait it out till the tide began to EBB.

560

ebullient

Her EBULLIENT spirits and cheerful mood were contagious; soon the whole group was in a lively mood.

561

ecclesiastic

The stranger introduced himself as an ECCLESIASTIC scholar and said that he was looking for directions to the local church.

562

ecologist

Many an ECOLOGIST gathered at the annual ecological and environmental convention to discuss and share ideas about ways to preserve and conserve nature.

563

efface

The terrorists EFFACED every sign of civilization in the village, reducing it almost to a ghost town.

564

effeminate

Paul's EFFEMINATE mannerisms and girlish giggles annoyed Jim a great deal but he couldn't do anything about it.

565

effete

The efforts of the team have lately been EFFETE with none of the targets accomplished.

566

efficacy

The young woman's EFFICACY and diligence impressed me; I decidedd to give her a year-end promotion.

567

effluvium

The room was filled with strong fumes of EFFLUVIUM and we were compelled to move out.

568

effrontery

The manager was taken aback to see the newly appointed salesman's EFFRONTERY; he certainly hadn't expected this kind of brash behavior from a newcomer.

569

egoism

His pride and EGOISM will one day bring about his fall.

570

egregious

He is an EGREGIOUS boast and people take his words with a pinch of salt.

571

elegy

The poet decided to compose an ELEGY for his friend's funeral.

572

elicit

No matter what I said, I failed to ELICIT any kind of response from the child.

573

ellipsis

The story was inundated with many an ELLIPSIS causing a disjointed effect leaving sentences as though they were incomplete.

574

elliptical

She wore an ELLIPTICAL, conical hat with her golden brown locks tumbling out from the corners.

575

eloquence

We ssat speechless, amazed and impressed by his ELOQUENCE and articulation.

576

elysian

We were secretly ecstatic at the thought of experiencing ELYSIAN pleasures.

577

embargo

Unprepared for the EMBARGO and prohibition, we were left without any supplies for a week, subsisting on whatever little we had at our disposal.

578

embattled

An EMBATTLED management eventually had to give in to the demands of the workers.

579

embellish

Her gown was EMBELLISHED with threaded designs of pure gold.

580

embroil

Karen was EMBROILED in a nasty controversy when the press got hold of some indiscreet photographs from her youth.

581

emetic

Martha had no idea whatsoever that the liquid would act like an EMETIC and cause Noel to vomit profusely.

582

emollient

He applied a soothing EMOLLIENT to the bruise on his arm.

583

empirical

The scientists based their conclusion on the EMPIRICAL evidence from their many experiments.

584

encipher

The design is derived from the Enigma device, a machine used during World War II to ENCIPHER messages.

585

encomium

The senator was flattered to see the ENCOMIUM and tributes being lavished upon him.

586

encroachment

The government needs to do something about the ENCROACHMENT of the marshlands.

587

endemic

The officials advised Karen to be quarantined in isolation because she had been diagnosed to have an ENDEMIC disease.

588

enervate

A sleepless night had ENERVATED Jim and made him listless in the morning.

589

enfranchise

The group of slaves beamed with gratitude for the white foreigner who had ENFRANCHISED them and given back their liberty and dignity.

590

enhance

They have decided to ENHANCE the features of the air-conditioning system to make it much more advanced and efficient.

591

enigma

Till her last, Sara remained an ENIGMA to her neighbors who could never figure out much about her.

592

ennui

Boredom and ENNUI engulfed Sam as he idled about on the little island with nothing at all to do.

593

ensconce

To their extreme consternation, the man ENSCONCED himself firmly on the boat, saying no one could stop him from journeying with the others.

594

entomology

Mr. Gordon was shocked to know that his son had chosen to specialize in ENTOMOLOGY because as a child, Paul had always been terrified of insects.

595

entrée

Only the swankiest and swishiest celebrities would gain ENTRÉE to the high profile dinner.

596

environ

The course offered by the university did not ENVIRON the topics I'd anticipated but rather encompassed a wholly different range.

597

eon

It was EONS since I had stepped into a studio and everything seemed different to me.

598

epaulet

The sergeant commander's uniform bore three tasseled EPAULETS.

599

ephemeral

The pleasure was EPHEMERAL, temporary and not long-lasting or enduring.

600

episodic

The producer suggested that they break the script to formulate an EPISODIC serial with 100 episodes.

601

epistemologist

Though qualified as a philosopher, Gia wants to further specialize as an EPISTEMOLOGIST and study the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions, foundations, and validity.

602

epitaph

The EPITAPH on his tombstone was a glowing tribute to the fine gentlemean that he had been.

603

epithet

They suffixed the EPITHET "The Conqueror" to the end of his name so he was known as Carl the Conqueror.

604

epitome

She was the EPITOME of perfection and efficiency.

605

equanimity

She did not lose her coolness and EQUANIMITY even in the face of such a terrible personal crisis.

606

equestrian

Cody wants to grow up to be an EQUESTRIAN; he is crazy about horses.

607

equivocate

I hadn't expected the Department of Justice to EQUIVOCATE and evade the matter in this manner.

608

erratic

The schedule is rather ERRATIC and unpredictable.

609

erudite

I had never come across such an ERUDITE, intelligent person before.

610

eschew

He ESCHEWED the temptation to join the political party despite their cajoling and pleading because he knew it qould be detrimental to his long-term future.

611

esoteric

The trade agreement was framed in a rather ESOTERIC manner according to Jake; it would be too difficult for a layman to understnad it.

612

etymology

He went through great efforts to trace the ETYMOLOGY of the word.

613

eugenic

The men in the lab were dedicated to the EUGENIC research that might possibly produce better claves and foal in future.

614

eulogy

On the spot, he decided to compose a EULOGY in praise of the distinguished gentleman.

615

euphemism

The prose was inundated with too many EUPHEMISMS, which was not to Neil's liking; he decided to edit the piece all over again with more direct language.

616

euphoria

We were in a state of EUPHORIA after our daughter's film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

617

euthanasia

The pro-life activists had gathered near the governor's office to protest against the proposed bill allowing EUTHANASIA.

618

evanescent

I wondered whether he had been a reality in my life or just an EVANESCENT, fleeting episode like a whiff of a breeze.

619

evocative

Nature's harvest yields an abundance of EVOCATIVE scents to woo our senses.

620

exacerbate

Watching the movie EXACERBATED his passion against the terrorists and he decided to enlist in the armed services as soon as possible.

621

exchequer

The thieves had burgled the building at midnight and looted the contents of the EXCHEQUER.

622

excoriate

The priest EXCORIATED the man's crimes at the end of his sermon and exiled him from the congregation.

623

exegesis

Paul was facing difficulty wit hthe EXEDESIS of the biblical text so he enlisted Andrew's help for the same.

624

exigency

I wished they would display more EXIGENCY in winding up the construction because we were short of time and the new residents were to arrive any day.

625

exiguous

Seeing their EXIGUOUS supplies but generous hearts, I was overwhelmed and humbled.

626

exonerate

At last after a long and tiring period of courtroom struggles, he was EXONERATED of all charges and declared a free man.

627

expatiate

During the course of lunch, he then EXPATIATED wordily on the new policy.

628

expatriate

We stood patiently with placards waiting to welcome the EXPATRIATE, who was returning back into his country after the long exile.

629

expiate

The priest EXPIATED the young man after he had begged forgiveness and repented for his sins.

630

expository

There was an EXPOSITORY seminar on exotic birds at the local hall.

631

expunge

They EXPUNGED his name from the list of nominees after he was publicly disgraced for his indiscretions.

632

extemporaneous

The crowd heartily applauded the poet's EXTEMPORANEOUS efforts.

633

extraneous

We deleted the EXTRANEOUS items from the list of supplies because we didn't want the backpacks to become too heavy.

634

extrinsic

The EXTRINSIC factors were the primary obstacles in Adam's path towards achieving his goals.

635

extrude

Pieces of the plastic form were being EXTRUDED from the press.

636

exuberant

Being such an EXUBERANT person, Kelly was full of cheer and in high spirits about the forthcoming journey.

637

facetious

We all laughed at his FACETIOUS and hilarious attempt at poetry.

638

facsimile

Benedict is a perfect FACSIMILE of his brother Solomon so at times it becomes difficult to identify who is who.

639

factious

Sam was charged with being FACTIOUS and dissident by his superiors.

640

factotum

Mr. Simons can rarely do without his personal assistant Gary, for the latter is a FACTOTUM, able to perform a wide variety of tasks easily.

641

fallacious

The firm was shocked to discover that the employee had supplied a FALLACIOUS background and gained a foothold into its fold.

642

fallacy

Joe Cummins has exposed the FALLACY of this claim.

643

fanaticism

The degree of FANATICISM in the young revolutionary astounded me and even terrified me to an extent.

644

fatuous

Freddie, being a FATUOUS and foolish boy, is always at the mercy of the other children who love to play silly pranks with him.

645

fawning

I was irritated to see Mark flattering and FAWNING over Sara; she certainly didn't deserve the man's attentions.

646

fecundity

The FECUNDITY of such an enormous sacrifice looked doubtful to me; I rather suspected there would be no fruitful event in its wake.

647

fervid

His eager, FERVID reply raised my suspicions and I grew a little sceptical.

648

fiasco

After our FIASCO and mishap at the amusement park, we abandoned plans to go further and returned back home.

649

fictitious

The entire incident was FICTITIOUS and none of the facts she had stated were true.

650

figurative

I could grasp the literal meaning of the prose but not its FIGURATIVE significance.

651

filial

He broke all his FILIAL ties in one go and became a recluse on a remote island.

652

finicky

The landlady was rather FINICKY which made Ben dread her fussy attention.

653

flaccid

Her once-lustrous, bouncy hair now lay FLACCID dull upon her shoulders.

654

flagrant

For his FLAGRANT and outrageous behavior, Samuel was chastised by the mayor himself.

655

flamboyant

Gerald's FLAMBOYANT taste in clothes has earned him many funny nicknames and sobriquets.

656

fledgling

They are a group of FLEDGLING, budding writers.

657

flippancy

The atmosphere was full of sauciness and FLIPPANCY, with the girls getting merrily sarcastic with the poor guys.

658

floe

They were trapped on an ice FLOE in the middle of nowhere; mere survival seemed a distant possibility.

659

flotsam

The divers swam about near the FLOTSAM in the hope of finding something valuable or unique.

660

flout

He is always FLOUTING the rules that are laid down; someday he is bound to face trouble.

661

flux

The constant FLUX in his personal life caused his work performance to suffer.

662

foible

We were all aware of old Ben's FOIBLES and peculiarities but he was such an adorable old man that no one minded him.

663

foil

The young damsel proved a perfect FOIL for the prince's exploits.

664

foist

Jimmy's partner FOISTED unfair provisions into their partnership contract.

665

foment

The movie FOMENTED desires and passions that had been dormant within him.

666

foppish

The young nobleman had a FOPPISH manner.

667

forbearance

Her strength and FORBEARANCE are her biggest assets.

668

forestall

Before they could move on further, he FORESTALLED them, saying they could not enter the house now.

669

forlorn

Now the trees stand FORLORN in the gathering gloom.

670

forswear

His family felt that he made a big mistake by FORSWEARING his hard-won wealth and riches and retiring into the mountains.

671

forte

Seeing the outline of the test, he relaxed and was confident about getting through because this field was his FORTE and he knew he would definitely do well.

672

fortuitous

What a FORTUITOUS event it was, to meet Jim there in the party when I hadn't even known that he was back from the States.

673

fractious

The more she wrung her hands and whined incessantly, the more Paul was becoming FRACTIOUS.

674

fraudulent

He had secured entry into the most protected area of the factory through FRAUDULENT means.

675

frenetic

Her FRENETIC activity was serving to irritate John because he wanted to relax in peace, at least for today.

676

fresco

The fantastic FRESCOES on the ceiling of the chapel had us all gaping in awe.

677

frieze

The FRIEZES on the outer walls of the ancient temple were intricate and well-carved.

678

frivolous

It is not appropriate of Heather to behave in such a FRIVOLOUS manner in the presence of the elders.

679

froward

The children reacted with FROWARD rejection of the suggestion of one more boring visit to museum.

680

frugal

Through years of FRUGAL habits the woman saved enough money to buy herself  the piano she had always dreamed of having.

681

frugality

His habit of FRUGALITY helped him during his economic crisis.

682

frustrate

Staff can still become FRUSTRATED at the lack of cooperation between offices.

683

fulminate

On seeing Tim there, he FULMINATED in a babble of angry words, venting out the rage he had been bottling within.

684

fulsome

The meal was more than adequate; it was fulsome.

685

furor

Hearing the escape of the notorious criminal from the Mexican prison, there was a nationwide FUROR.

686

furtive

He kept darting FURTIVE looks at the door to see if anyone was approaching.

687

fusillade

The sergeant barked his order and instantly there was a tumultuous FUSILLADE from the troops, killing at least twenty men in the enemy ranks.

688

futile

No matter how hard she worked, her efforts seemed FUTILE because nothing much was getting accomplished.

689

gadfly

She was such an annoying busybody that people called her a GADFLY behind her back.

690

gaffe

She was embarrassed at having made such a GAFFE in front of the distinguished dignitaries.

691

gainsay

Her honesty meant no one could GAINSAY her conclusions.

692

gall

I was GALLED by the total lack of the response to the diligently prepared questions.

693

gambol

The crowds GAMBOLLED about in the colorful carnival.

694

gamut

The GAMUT of the policy encompassed the production, sales and finance departments.

695

gargoyle

There was an ugly GARGOYLE carved and painted on the side of the door.

696

garner

He GARNERED many a laurel for his achievements.

697

garnish

They GARNISHED the chocolate cake with pink icing on the top.

698

garrulity

Keith is well-known for his GARRULITY so people take care not to give him much opportunity to talk.

699

garrulous

Nick is a GARRULOUS, loquacious man who can barely resist an opening to start talking.

700

gauche

She was apprehensive of looking GAUCHE and unsophisticated in front of the trendy, modern crowd.

701

gawk

The boys near the entrance of the building GAWKED and ogled at the attractive woman clad in a halter-top with white capris.

702