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Munificent

adj. (of a person) very generous

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Myopic

adj. near sighted

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Myriad

n. large number

4

Myrmidons

n. a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate

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Natty

adj. neat; dapper

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Nebulous

adj. vague

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Nefarious

adj. immoral

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Nettle

v. to annoy

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Nexus

n. connection

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Niggardly

adj. miserly; stingy

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Noisome

adj. disgusting

12

Nominally

adj. existing in name only; (of a price or amount of money) very small

13

Apposite

adj. apt in the circumstances; fitting

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Appose

v. place something in proximity to or juxtaposition to something else

15

Appellant

n. a person who applies a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower fourt

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Apostrophe

n. appeal to someone not present

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Apollonian

adj. of or relating to the rational, ordered, and self-disciplined aspects of human nature

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Apogee

n. the highest point of development

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Apocrypha

n. writings or reports not considered geniune

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Aphoristic

adj. expressed tersely; short statement

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Aphorism

n. a pithy observation that contains a general truth

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Antithetical

adj. directly opposed or contrasted

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Antediluvian

adj. ridiculously old-fashioned

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Anomie

n. lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group

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Anodized

adj. coated with a layer of metal

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Annex

n. a building which is an addition to an existing building

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Annex

v. to take possession of

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Animadversions

n. criticism or censure

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Sap

v. to drain

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Incise

v. to cut into

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Contravene

v. to contradict

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Impugn

v. to challenge someone’s honor, honesty, validity

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Descry

v. to catch sight of

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Repine

v. to be discontented

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Minatory

adj. threatening

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Sedulity

n. thoroughness

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Cogitate

v. think over something; ponder

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Excogitate

v. think out, plan, or devise

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Epistemology

n. theory of knowledge

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Debility

n. weakness

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Maelstrom

n. whirlpool

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Complaisance

adj. willingness to please

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Efface

v. wipe out; remove all trace of

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Extirpation

n. wiping out; complete destruction

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Ascetic

adj. without luxuries; severely simple

46

Pastiche

n. work (usually artistic) which imitates, or is composed of parts taken from varied resources

47

Boondoggle

n. work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value

48

Overwrought

adj. worked up in an emotional state

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Deify

v. worship, regard, or treat as a god

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Malefactor

n. wrongdoer

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Sallow

adj. yellow and sickly

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Faux-naif

adj. artificially or affectedly simple or naïve

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Soi-disant

adj. self-styled

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Analeptic

adj. tending to restore a person’s health or strength

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Sequestration

n. the act of taking legal possession of assets until a debt has been paid

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Gestation

n. the development of something over a period of time

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Mores

n. the essential or characteristic customs of a community

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Frontispiece

n. the illustration facing the title page of the book

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Byline

n. the line that tells you who wrote the article

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Quintessential

adj. the perfect example of

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Dotage

n. the period of life in which a person is old and weak

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Mettlesome

adj. spirited

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Vitiation

n. spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

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Vitiate

v. spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

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Extemporaneous

adj. spoken or done without preparation

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Maculated

adj. spotted or stained

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Dissipation

n. squandering of money

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Desuetude

n. state of disuse

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Tarry

v. staying longer than intended; delay leaving a place

70

Purloin

v. to steal

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Ginger

v. to stimulate, enliven

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Parsimony

n. stinginess

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Foment

v. stir up

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Desist

v. stop

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Taut

adj. stretched or pulled tight, tense not relaxed, concise and controlled when referring to music

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Besotted

adj. strongly infatuated

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Palettes

n. range of colors or shapes available to a user

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Depredate

v. ravage, plunder

79

Peruse

v. read carefully

80

Atavism

n. the reappearance of ancestral traits; regression

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Rubicund

adj. reddish

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Damp

v. reduce in extent

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Salacious

adj. lecherous; erotic

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Sinistral

adj. left-handed or counter-clockwise (dextral = right handed)

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Lien

n. a right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt owed is discharged

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Torpid

adj. lethargic

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Vitreous

adj. like glass in appearance or physical properties

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Talon

n. long pointed nail or claw

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Discursiveness

n. long windedness; indirectness

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Haggard

adj. looking exhausted from fatigue

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Din

n. a loud, unpleasant and prolonged noise

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Tepid

adj. lukewarm, little enthusiasm

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Recumbent

adj. lying down

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Runic

adj. magical

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Gist

n. main point

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Requite

v. make appropriate the return for

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Denuded

v. to make bare

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Extenuate

v. make guilt or an offense seem less serious or more forgivable

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Tergiversate

v. making conflicting or evasive statements

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adj. (of a person) very generous

Munificent

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adj. near sighted

Myopic

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n. large number

Myriad

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n. a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate

Myrmidons

104

adj. neat; dapper

Natty

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adj. vague

Nebulous

106

adj. immoral

Nefarious

107

v. to annoy

Nettle

108

n. connection

Nexus

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adj. miserly; stingy

Niggardly

110

adj. disgusting

Noisome

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adj. existing in name only; (of a price or amount of money) very small

Nominally

112

adj. apt in the circumstances; fitting

Apposite

113

v. place something in proximity to or juxtaposition to something else

Appose

114

n. a person who applies a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower fourt

Appellant

115

n. appeal to someone not present

Apostrophe

116

adj. of or relating to the rational, ordered, and self-disciplined aspects of human nature

Apollonian

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n. the highest point of development

Apogee

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n. writings or reports not considered geniune

Apocrypha

119

adj. expressed tersely; short statement

Aphoristic

120

n. a pithy observation that contains a general truth

Aphorism

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adj. directly opposed or contrasted

Antithetical

122

adj. ridiculously old-fashioned

Antediluvian

123

n. lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group

Anomie

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adj. coated with a layer of metal

Anodized

125

n. a building which is an addition to an existing building

Annex

126

v. to take possession of

Annex

127

n. criticism or censure

Animadversions

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v. to drain

Sap

129

v. to cut into

Incise

130

v. to contradict

Contravene

131

v. to challenge someone’s honor, honesty, validity

Impugn

132

v. to catch sight of

Descry

133

v. to be discontented

Repine

134

adj. threatening

Minatory

135

n. thoroughness

Sedulity

136

v. think over something; ponder

Cogitate

137

v. think out, plan, or devise

Excogitate

138

n. theory of knowledge

Epistemology

139

n. weakness

Debility

140

n. whirlpool

Maelstrom

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adj. willingness to please

Complaisance

142

v. wipe out; remove all trace of

Efface

143

n. wiping out; complete destruction

Extirpation

144

adj. without luxuries; severely simple

Ascetic

145

n. work (usually artistic) which imitates, or is composed of parts taken from varied resources

Pastiche

146

n. work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value

Boondoggle

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adj. worked up in an emotional state

Overwrought

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v. worship, regard, or treat as a god

Deify

149

n. wrongdoer

Malefactor

150

adj. yellow and sickly

Sallow

151

adj. artificially or affectedly simple or naïve

Faux-naif

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adj. self-styled

Soi-disant

153

adj. tending to restore a person’s health or strength

Analeptic

154

n. the act of taking legal possession of assets until a debt has been paid

Sequestration

155

n. the development of something over a period of time

Gestation

156

n. the essential or characteristic customs of a community

Mores

157

n. the illustration facing the title page of the book

Frontispiece

158

n. the line that tells you who wrote the article

Byline

159

adj. the perfect example of

Quintessential

160

n. the period of life in which a person is old and weak

Dotage

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adj. spirited

Mettlesome

162

n. spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

Vitiation

163

v. spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

Vitiate

164

adj. spoken or done without preparation

Extemporaneous

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adj. spotted or stained

Maculated

166

n. squandering of money

Dissipation

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n. state of disuse

Desuetude

168

v. staying longer than intended; delay leaving a place

Tarry

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v. to steal

Purloin

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v. to stimulate, enliven

Ginger

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n. stinginess

Parsimony

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v. stir up

Foment

173

v. stop

Desist

174

adj. stretched or pulled tight, tense not relaxed, concise and controlled when referring to music

Taut

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adj. strongly infatuated

Besotted

176

n. range of colors or shapes available to a user

Palettes

177

v. ravage, plunder

Depredate

178

v. read carefully

Peruse

179

n. the reappearance of ancestral traits; regression

Atavism

180

adj. reddish

Rubicund

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v. reduce in extent

Damp

182

adj. lecherous; erotic

Salacious

183

adj. left-handed or counter-clockwise (dextral = right handed)

Sinistral

184

n. a right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt owed is discharged

Lien

185

adj. lethargic

Torpid

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adj. like glass in appearance or physical properties

Vitreous

187

n. long pointed nail or claw

Talon

188

n. long windedness; indirectness

Discursiveness

189

adj. looking exhausted from fatigue

Haggard

190

n. a loud, unpleasant and prolonged noise

Din

191

adj. lukewarm, little enthusiasm

Tepid

192

adj. lying down

Recumbent

193

adj. magical

Runic

194

n. main point

Gist

195

v. make appropriate the return for

Requite

196

v. to make bare

Denuded

197

v. make guilt or an offense seem less serious or more forgivable

Extenuate

198

v. making conflicting or evasive statements

Tergiversate