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130-Esoteric

hard to understand; peculiar

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131-Extraneous

irrelevant; extra; unimportant

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132-Tedious

boring

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133-Caustic

like acid; corrosive

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134-Exhaustive

thorough, complete

6

135-Jeopardy

danger

7

136-Digress

to go off the subject

8

137-Appease

to soothe; to pacify by giving in

9

138-Frivolous

not serious; without merit

10

139-Instigate

to provoke; to stir up

11

140-Sagacious

wise; sage

12

141-Predecessor

forerunner; someone who came before another

13

142-Unprecedented

novel; happening for the first time

14

143-Tangible

touchable; palpable

15

144-Indulgent

lenient; yielding to desire

16

145-Remorse

sadness; regret

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146-Pivotal

crucial; very important

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147-Scrupulous

hesitant for ethical reasons; strict; careful

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148-Refute

to disprove

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149-Debunk

to disprove or expose as false

21

150-Respite

a rest; a period of relief

22

151-Stoic

indifferent to pleasure and pain (or any emotion)

23

152-Clarity

clearness in thought or expression

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153-Abdicate

to formally give up power

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154-Dictatorial

domineering; oppressively overbearing

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155-Auspicious

attended by favorable circumstances

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156-Omnipotent

all powerful

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157-Fortuitous

accidental; occurring by chance

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158-Convoluted

intricate, complex

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159-Dilatory

tending to delay, not prompt

31

160-Enervate

to take the strength out of, to weaken

32

161-Soporific

causing sleep or sleepiness

33

162-Exacerbate

to make (something bad) worse; to irritate; to exasperate

34

163-Superfluous

extra, unnecessary

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164-Legitimate

allowed by law, valid

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165-Patronizing

treating in a condescending manner

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166-Conscientious

thoughtful

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167-Substantiate

to support with proof

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168-Recalcitrant

stubborn, defiant of authority

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169-Exculpate

to free from guilt or blame

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170-Venerable

worthy of honor, usually because of age or distinguished experience

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171-Cogent

convincing; reasonable

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172-Effusive

emotionally expressive, gushy

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173-Profuse

flowing; extravagant

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174-Abstruse

hard to understand

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175-Sedentary

not migratory, settled

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176-Gratuitous

given freely; unearned; unwarranted

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177-Propriety

correctness of behavior

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178-Imperious

arrogantly overbearing, dictatorial

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179-Annihilate

destroy completely

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180-Adamant

extremely stubborn

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181-Deleterious

having a harmful effect; injurious

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182-Capricious

impulsive and unpredictable

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183-Vacuous

devoid of matter; empty

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184-Opulent

showing of great wealth

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185-Copious

abundant, plentiful

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186-Nostalgia

a sentimental desire to return to an earlier place or time

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187-Lucid

easily understood; clear

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188-Pristine

in an original, pure, unsullied state

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189-Volatile

quick to evaporate, unstable, explosive

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190-Peripheral

unimportant

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191-Hedonistic

pleasure seeking; indulgent

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192-Idiom

a peculiar expression

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193-Benefactor

a generous donor

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194-Brevity

briefness

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195-Inexorable

unable to be altered or persuaded

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196-Coalesce

to fuse; to unite; to come together

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197-Virtuoso

masterful musician; expert of any field

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198-Animosity

resentment, hostility, ill will

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199-Deplete

to use up, reduce, lessen

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200-Amity

friendship

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201-Amiable

friendly

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202-Lethargy

laziness, sluggishness, indifference

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203-Trepidation

fear, apprehension

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204-Desecrate

to pollute a holy place

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205-Sycophant

one who sucks up to others

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206-Tenet

a principle held as true

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207-Tenacious

persistent holding to a belief

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208-Furtive

secretive

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209-Supercilious

haughty; patronizing

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210-Verbose

wordy; overly talkative

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211-Hackneyed

banal; overused; trite (a clich? is a hackneyed expression)

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212-Amass

to accumulate

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213-Vehement

urgent; passionate

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214-Assuage

to soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of; to relieve

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215-Prodigious

extraordinary; enormous

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216-Torpor

sluggishness; inactivity; apathy

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217-Innocuous

harmless; banal

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218-Pedestrian

common; ordinary; banal (secondary meaning)

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219-Subtle

not obvious; able to make fine distinctions; ingenious; crafty

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220-Prudent

careful; having foresight

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221-Retract

to take back; withdraw; pull back

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222-Facilitate

to make easier

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223-Diffident

timid; lacking in self confidence

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224-Nullify

to make unimportant

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225-Impetuous

characterized by sudden energy or emotion

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226-Mercurial

quick and changeable in mood

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227-Prerogative

an exclusive right, advantage

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228-Salubrious

promoting health or welfare

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229-Arbiter

one who decides a disputed matter

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230-Anomaly

a deviation from a rule or from expectation, an incongruity

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130-Esoteric

hard to understand; peculiar

103

131-Extraneous

irrelevant; extra; unimportant

104

132-Tedious

boring

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133-Caustic

like acid; corrosive

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134-Exhaustive

thorough, complete

107

135-Jeopardy

danger

108

136-Digress

to go off the subject

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137-Appease

to soothe; to pacify by giving in

110

138-Frivolous

not serious; without merit

111

139-Instigate

to provoke; to stir up

112

140-Sagacious

wise; sage

113

141-Predecessor

forerunner; someone who came before another

114

142-Unprecedented

novel; happening for the first time

115

143-Tangible

touchable; palpable

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144-Indulgent

lenient; yielding to desire

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145-Remorse

sadness; regret

118

146-Pivotal

crucial; very important

119

147-Scrupulous

hesitant for ethical reasons; strict; careful

120

148-Refute

to disprove

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149-Debunk

to disprove or expose as false

122

150-Respite

a rest; a period of relief

123

151-Stoic

indifferent to pleasure and pain (or any emotion)

124

152-Clarity

clearness in thought or expression

125

153-Abdicate

to formally give up power

126

154-Dictatorial

domineering; oppressively overbearing

127

155-Auspicious

attended by favorable circumstances

128

156-Omnipotent

all powerful

129

157-Fortuitous

accidental; occurring by chance

130

158-Convoluted

intricate, complex

131

159-Dilatory

tending to delay, not prompt

132

160-Enervate

to take the strength out of, to weaken

133

161-Soporific

causing sleep or sleepiness

134

162-Exacerbate

to make (something bad) worse; to irritate; to exasperate

135

163-Superfluous

extra, unnecessary

136

164-Legitimate

allowed by law, valid

137

165-Patronizing

treating in a condescending manner

138

166-Conscientious

thoughtful

139

167-Substantiate

to support with proof

140

168-Recalcitrant

stubborn, defiant of authority

141

169-Exculpate

to free from guilt or blame

142

170-Venerable

worthy of honor, usually because of age or distinguished experience

143

171-Cogent

convincing; reasonable

144

172-Effusive

emotionally expressive, gushy

145

173-Profuse

flowing; extravagant

146

174-Abstruse

hard to understand

147

175-Sedentary

not migratory, settled

148

176-Gratuitous

given freely; unearned; unwarranted

149

177-Propriety

correctness of behavior

150

178-Imperious

arrogantly overbearing, dictatorial

151

179-Annihilate

destroy completely

152

180-Adamant

extremely stubborn

153

181-Deleterious

having a harmful effect; injurious

154

182-Capricious

impulsive and unpredictable

155

183-Vacuous

devoid of matter; empty

156

184-Opulent

showing of great wealth

157

185-Copious

abundant, plentiful

158

186-Nostalgia

a sentimental desire to return to an earlier place or time

159

187-Lucid

easily understood; clear

160

188-Pristine

in an original, pure, unsullied state

161

189-Volatile

quick to evaporate, unstable, explosive

162

190-Peripheral

unimportant

163

191-Hedonistic

pleasure seeking; indulgent

164

192-Idiom

a peculiar expression

165

193-Benefactor

a generous donor

166

194-Brevity

briefness

167

195-Inexorable

unable to be altered or persuaded

168

196-Coalesce

to fuse; to unite; to come together

169

197-Virtuoso

masterful musician; expert of any field

170

198-Animosity

resentment, hostility, ill will

171

199-Deplete

to use up, reduce, lessen

172

200-Amity

friendship

173

201-Amiable

friendly

174

202-Lethargy

laziness, sluggishness, indifference

175

203-Trepidation

fear, apprehension

176

204-Desecrate

to pollute a holy place

177

205-Sycophant

one who sucks up to others

178

206-Tenet

a principle held as true

179

207-Tenacious

persistent holding to a belief

180

208-Furtive

secretive

181

209-Supercilious

haughty; patronizing

182

210-Verbose

wordy; overly talkative

183

211-Hackneyed

banal; overused; trite (a clich? is a hackneyed expression)

184

212-Amass

to accumulate

185

213-Vehement

urgent; passionate

186

214-Assuage

to soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of; to relieve

187

215-Prodigious

extraordinary; enormous

188

216-Torpor

sluggishness; inactivity; apathy

189

217-Innocuous

harmless; banal

190

218-Pedestrian

common; ordinary; banal (secondary meaning)

191

219-Subtle

not obvious; able to make fine distinctions; ingenious; crafty

192

220-Prudent

careful; having foresight

193

221-Retract

to take back; withdraw; pull back

194

222-Facilitate

to make easier

195

223-Diffident

timid; lacking in self confidence

196

224-Nullify

to make unimportant

197

225-Impetuous

characterized by sudden energy or emotion

198

226-Mercurial

quick and changeable in mood

199

227-Prerogative

an exclusive right, advantage

200

228-Salubrious

promoting health or welfare

201

229-Arbiter

one who decides a disputed matter

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230-Anomaly

a deviation from a rule or from expectation, an incongruity