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1

Scuttle

sink

2

Inane

silly, stupid

3

Fatuous

silly and pointless

4

Wizened

shriveled or wrinkled with age

5

Solicitous

showing interest or concern

6

Punctiliousness

showing great attention to detail or correct behavior

7

Sedulous

showing dedication and diligence

8

Blithe

showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper

9

Epaulet

shoulder decoration

10

Syncopated

shorten a word by dropping sounds or letters in the middle

11

Evanescent

short lived

12

Epigram

short and witty saying

13

Limerick

short and amusing poem

14

Refulgence

shining brightly

15

Acerbic

sharp and forthright

16

Umbrage

shadow; sense of injury

17

Penumbra

shadow

18

Austere

severely plain

19

Arbitrary

random

20

Foible

quirk; minor weakness

21

Fleetly

quickly

22

Slake

quench or satisfy

23

Cryptic

puzzling; enigmatic

24

Caret

punctuation mark signifying omission

25

Discreet

prudent; diplomatic

26

Risibly

provoking laughter

27

Espouse

promote

28

Libertine

prodigal

29

Feint

pretend attack

30

Primordial

present from the beginning of time

31

Reconnaissance

preliminary surveying or research

32

Augury

prediction, looking for omens

33

Extoll

praise

34

Extol

praise

35

Magnate

powerful businessman

36

Cavalcade

possession of vehicles

37

Genteel

polite, refined, or respectable often in a affected or ostentatious way

38

Pillage

plunder; steal

39

Euphony

pleasant sounds

40

Parochial

narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters

41

Prudish

narrow-minded

42

Ingénue

naïve, unsophisticated person

43

Pied

multicolored

44

Undulating

move with a smooth wavelike motion

45

Careened

move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction

46

Skitter

move lightly and quickly or hurriedly

47

Capriciousness

moody

48

Diorama

model of a scene

49

Sardonic

mocking or cynical

50

Derision

mocking

51

Demagogue

mob leader

52

Commingle

mix

53

Venial

minor; unimportant

54

Prattle

mindless talk

55

Clement

mild or merciful

56

Mirthful

merry or amusing

57

Clemency

mercy

58

Wistful

melancholy; pensive; expressing a longing for

59

Analgesic

medicine to combat pain

60

Palpate

medical term meaning to examine with the hands

61

Rote

mechanical or habitual in repetition of something to be learned

62

Bequeath

leave something in one’s will to be given after one’s death

63

Indolent

lazy

64

Dissolute

lax in morals

65

Spate

large number of similar things or events appearing or occurring in quick succession

66

Moribund

lacking vitality or vigor, to the point of death

67

Anemic

lacking in color, spirit, or vitality

68

Diffident

lacking confidence

69

Drab

lacking brightness

70

Entropy

lack of order

71

Lassitude

lack of energy

72

Slipshod

lack of care or thought

73

Arcane

known by only a few people

74

Germinal

just growing; not developed

75

Incipient

just beginning

76

Synapse

junction between two nerve cells

77

Cloistered

isolated

78

Sequester

isolate

79

Embroil

involve in hostility or argument

80

Miscegenation

interbreeding of people of different races

81

Synergetic

interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects

82

Cerebral

intellectual

83

Underwrite

insure

84

Cant

insincere talk

85

Interpolate

insert words in a book to give a false impression

86

Vainglorious

inordinate pride in oneself

87

Notoriety

infamy

88

Inerrancy

infallibility

89

Callow

inexperienced and immature

90

Bootless

ineffectual, useless

91

Soporific

inducing drowsiness or sleep

92

Oblique

indirect; slanting

93

Potentiate

increase the likelihood, power, or effect of

94

Bent

inclination

95

Indecorous

inappropriate of behavior

96

Incipient

in an initial stage

97

Proximate

immediate; nearest

98

Astigmatic

image distortion

99

Sanctimonious

hypocritically holy

100

Precipitate

hurried

101

Esurient

hungry or greedy

102

Glacial

hostile

103

Titular

holding a purely formal position or title without any real authority; denoting a thing from whom or which the name of an artistic work or similar is taken

104

Corrugated

highly folded

105

Demur

hesitate

106

Eremitic

hermit or recluse

107

sink

Scuttle

108

silly, stupid

Inane

109

showing interest or concern

Solicitous

110

showing great attention to detail or correct behavior

Punctiliousness

111

showing dedication and diligence

Sedulous

112

showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper

Blithe

113

shoulder decoration

Epaulet

114

shorten a word by dropping sounds or letters in the middle

Syncopated

115

short lived

Evanescent

116

short and witty saying

Epigram

117

short and amusing poem

Limerick

118

sharp and forthright

Acerbic

119

shadow; sense of injury

Umbrage

120

shadow

Penumbra

121

severely plain

Austere

122

random

Arbitrary

123

quirk; minor weakness

Foible

124

quickly

Fleetly

125

quench or satisfy

Slake

126

puzzling; enigmatic

Cryptic

127

punctuation mark signifying omission

Caret

128

prudent; diplomatic

Discreet

129

provoking laughter

Risibly

130

promote

Espouse

131

pretend attack

Feint

132

present from the beginning of time

Primordial

133

preliminary surveying or research

Reconnaissance

134

prediction, looking for omens

Augury

135

praise

Extoll

136

praise

Extol

137

powerful businessman

Magnate

138

possession of vehicles

Cavalcade

139

polite, refined, or respectable often in a affected or ostentatious way

Genteel

140

plunder; steal

Pillage

141

pleasant sounds

Euphony

142

narrow-minded; concerned only with local matters

Parochial

143

narrow-minded

Prudish

144

naïve, unsophisticated person

Ingénue

145

multicolored

Pied

146

move with a smooth wavelike motion

Undulating

147

move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction

Careened

148

move lightly and quickly or hurriedly

Skitter

149

moody

Capriciousness

150

model of a scene

Diorama

151

mocking or cynical

Sardonic

152

mocking

Derision

153

mob leader

Demagogue

154

mix

Commingle

155

minor; unimportant

Venial

156

mindless talk

Prattle

157

mild or merciful

Clement

158

merry or amusing

Mirthful

159

mercy

Clemency

160

melancholy; pensive; expressing a longing for

Wistful

161

medicine to combat pain

Analgesic

162

medical term meaning to examine with the hands

Palpate

163

mechanical or habitual in repetition of something to be learned

Rote

164

leave something in one’s will to be given after one’s death

Bequeath

165

lazy

Indolent

166

lax in morals

Dissolute

167

large number of similar things or events appearing or occurring in quick succession

Spate

168

lacking in color, spirit, or vitality

Anemic

169

lacking confidence

Diffident

170

lacking brightness

Drab

171

lack of order

Entropy

172

lack of energy

Lassitude

173

lack of care or thought

Slipshod

174

known by only a few people

Arcane

175

just growing; not developed

Germinal

176

just beginning

Incipient

177

junction between two nerve cells

Synapse

178

isolated

Cloistered

179

isolate

Sequester

180

involve in hostility or argument

Embroil

181

interbreeding of people of different races

Miscegenation

182

interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects

Synergetic

183

intellectual

Cerebral

184

insure

Underwrite

185

insert words in a book to give a false impression

Interpolate

186

inordinate pride in oneself

Vainglorious

187

infamy

Notoriety

188

infallibility

Inerrancy

189

inexperienced and immature

Callow

190

ineffectual, useless

Bootless

191

indirect; slanting

Oblique

192

increase the likelihood, power, or effect of

Potentiate

193

inclination

Bent

194

inappropriate of behavior

Indecorous

195

in an initial stage

Incipient

196

immediate; nearest

Proximate

197

image distortion

Astigmatic

198

hypocritically holy

Sanctimonious

199

hurried

Precipitate

200

hungry or greedy

Esurient

201

hostile

Glacial

202

holding a purely formal position or title without any real authority; denoting a thing from whom or which the name of an artistic work or similar is taken

Titular

203

highly folded

Corrugated

204

hesitate

Demur

205

hermit or recluse

Eremitic