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Alacrity

Eager and enthusiastic willingness

1

Ennui

Dissatisfaction due to boredom

2

Equivocate

Deceptive with ambiguous language

3

Provident

Making timely perpetration

4

Exculpatory

Free from blame

5

Fulminate

To protest

6

Ingenuous

Frank, lack sophistication
(# ingenious)

7

Magnanimity

Generous
(# animosity)

8

Obtuse

Lack sharp intellect

9

Obviate

To anticipate, make unnecessary

10

Pean

Hymn of praise

11

Perfidy

Treachery ( betrayal)

12

Idle

Without purpose

13

Perspicacious

Acutely perceptive

14

Prattle

Babble meaninglessly

15

Prescience

Foreknowledge

16

Prevaricate

To mislead, evasive

17

Recant

Retract

18

Relegate

Forcibly assign a lower place

19

Squander

To waste in spending irresponsibly

20

Stupefying

Amazed

21

Virulent

Hostile

22

Voracious

Insatiable appetite

23

Waver

Unsettle in opinion

24

Asset

Approve or agree

25

Tumultuous

Loud , noisy

26

Dissension

Disagreement

27

Accolade

Praise

28

Ameliorate

Make better

29

Avarice

Greed for wealth

30

Complaisance

Willing to comply
(# complacent)

31

Contentious

Quarrelsome (= contemptuous )
(#content or contented = happy)

32

Contrite

Regretful, penitent

33

Forgo

To omit

34

Demur

To oppose
(# demure = shy)

35

Discretion

Cautious & inconspicuous
(Discreet # discrete)

36

Fallacy

Mistaken belief

37

Furtive

Covert, surreptitious

38

Sly

Cunning and deceitful

39

Marshal

Arrange / assemble

40

Incipient

Becoming apparent
(# insipid)

41

Inveigle

Obtain though deception or flattery

42

Odious

Evoke aversion

43

Penurious

Poor

44

Peruse

Examine carefully

45

Pious

Reverent or devoted

46

Primp

Tidy groom

47

Prolific

Productive

48

Quiescence

Motionless

49

Iniquity

Immoral

50

Venality

Can be bribed

51

Supplant

Supersede

52

Torpid

Dormant
(# turbid = murky)
(# turpitude= wickedness)

53

Ubiquitous

Everywhere

54

Derision

Contemptuous

55

Sordid

Squalid

56

Deprecate

Express disapprovale

57

Acumen

Accurate judgment

58

Archaic

Outdated

59

Denounce

Publicly declare wrong

60

Evanescence

Vanish

61

Grandiloquence

Pompous expression

62

Vapid

Dull

63

Halcyon

Peaceful

64

Hedonism

Pleasurable pursuit
(# altruism)

65

Hegemony

Dominance

66

Idolatrous

Devote excessively

67

Inscrutable

Impossible to understand

68

Impassive

No emotion
(# impassioned = great emotion)

69

Trite

Overuse, lack originality

70

Impunity

Immune FROM punishment

71

Infelicitous

Inappropriate

72

Singularly

Remarkable / noticeable

73

Mendacity

Dishonest

74

Destitution

Poor

75

Ulterior

Beyond obvious

76

Concede

To admit

77

Concession

A thing yield/ granted

78

Cession

Give up rights

79

Pine

Yearn for / grow weak

80

Languish

Grow weak

81

Pith

Central part

82

Prodigal

Wasteful , lavish
(# prodigious)

83

Profuse

Abundant

84

Rancorous

Resentment

85

Querulous

Grumbling, peevish

86

Repudiate

Deny the truth

87

Spurious

Fake

88

Counterfeit

Fake

89

Subpoena

Testimony required by court order

90

Superfluous

Exceed necessary

91

Surfeit

Excessive

92

Tenacity

Determination
(= pertinacious = tenacious )

93

Transient

Brief

94

Amenable

Agreeable

95

Anachronism

Out of place

96

Astringent

Harsh

97

Credulous

Gullible

98

Desiccate

Dehydrate

99

Disparage

Belittle ( # disparate= different)

100

Divulge

Telling a secret

101

Flout

Contempt for rules

102

Glib

Superficial

103

Immutable

Not change

104

Impetuous

Hasty and rash

105

Indifference

No bias
(= disinterested)

106

Inimical

Harmful

107

Maverick

Not good with group

108

Profligate

Wasteful

109

Quixotic

Impracticle

110

Lofty

Impressive
(Ex. Lofty romantic ideas)

111

Quotidian

Commonplace, recurring

112

Recondite

Obscure

113

Refulgent

Shiny

114

Renege

Commitment failed

115

Sedulous

Diligent

116

Soporific

Induce sleep

117

Elusive

Difficult to achieve

118

Trenchant

Sharp perceptive

119

Untenable

Not viable or feasible

120

Vacillate

Indecisive

121

Vigilant

Alert

122

Vituperate

Rebuke

123

Berate

Scold

124

Volatile

Changeable

125

Abash

Embarrass

126

Abject

Defeated

127

Abstemious

Sparring

128

Accede

To yield / agree

129

Accrete

Increase by growth

130

Anathema

Sth or someone loathed / a curse

131

Ancillary

Subordinate

132

Impudent

Not showing respect

133

Impertinent

Not showing respect

134

Brazen

Bold without shame

135

Apostasy

Rejection of faith or loyalty

136

Astute

Keen

137

Belabor

Go over repeatedly

138

Callow

Immature
(#callous=cruel attitude)

139

Chagrin

Humiliation

140

Consummate

Perfect

141

Contumely

Arrogance & rudeness
(#contumacious= disobedient)
(# tumult/ tumultuous= loud)

142

Covet

Wish for

143

Debacle

Collapse/ rout

144

Debauchery

Intemperance

145

Decorous

Good taste

146

Deluge

A flood

147

Deprecate

To express disapproval

148

Doggerel

Comic

149

Egregious

extremely bad

150

Flagrant

Conspicuous or obviously offensive

151

Epicure

Person with refine taste
(# sinecure = position requiring no work)

152

Eschew

Avoid

153

Shun

Avoid, or reject

154

Exhort

To urge strongly

155

Flag

Restrain

156

Hamper

Hinder or impede

157

Flippant

Disrespectful

158

Foment

To stir up

159

Instigate

Bring about

160

Forebear

Refrain from / tolerance

161

Fulsome

Insincere / offensively flattering

162

Genial

Friendly

163

Gratis

Free of charge

164

Gratuitous

Given freely, unjustified

165

Abstain

Restrain from

166

Guile

Cunning

167

Duplicity

Dishonest

168

Hermetic

Airtight

169

Idyllic

Happy/ picturesque

170

Impugn

Call into question

171

Ineluctable

Inescapable

172

Inept

Incompetent
(#inapt= not suitable to circumstance)

173

Inexorable

Unavoidable

174

Lament

To mourn

175

Largess

Generosity

176

Levity

Unseriousness
(# flout= defy)

177

Frivolity

Offensive in sexual matter

178

Licentious

Lascivious

179

Magnate

Successful businessman

180

Maxim

Old principle

181

Noisome

Offensive / disgusting

182

Noxious

Very unpleasant

183

Nominal

Insignificant

184

Concoction

Mixture of ingredients

185

Patina

Surface discolouration

186

Tart

Sharp in taste

187

Presage

To portend

188

Putative

Commonly accepted
(= repute # repudiate = reject)

189

Quay

Pier

190

Quintessential

Perfect example

191

Redolent

Reminiscent

192

Remonstrate

To protest

193

Recompense

Compensate

194

Replete

Fill

195

Abounding

Exist in large numbers

196

Reproach

To scold

197

Reprobate

Sinful

198

Depraved

Make someone immoral

199

Respite

Period of rest

200

Sanguine

Optimistic

201

Temerity

Recklessness

202

Turpitude

Wickedness

203

Depravity

Mortally curupt

204

Verdant

Cover in green plants/ inexperienced

205

Vestige

A last trace

206

Vitiate

Impair/ corrupt morally

207

Wizened

Shrivelled
(= withered)