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Heteromorphic

adj. occurring in two or more different forms, esp. at different stages in the life cycle

2

Condign

adj. (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing

3

Costive

adj. slow or reluctant in speech or action

4

Georgic

n. a poem or book dealing with agriculture or rural ropics

5

Natty

adj. (esp of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable

6

Sophistry

n. the use of fallacious arguments, esp. with the intention of deceiving

7

Drab

adj. lacking brightness or interest

8

Insipidity

adj. lacking flavor, vigor, or interest

9

Casuistic

n. relating to a person who uses clever but unsound reasoning, esp. in relation to moral questions; a sophist

10

Malefactions

n. a crime

11

Risque

adj. slightly indecent or liable to shock

12

Denouement

n. the final part of a play or move in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved

13

Iota

n. an extremely small amount

14

Impuissant

adj. powerless

15

Peremptory

adj. (esp. of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, esp. in a brusquely imperious way

16

Allay

v. relieve or alleviate; diminish or put at rest

17

Proleptic

adj. relating to the representation of a thing as existing before it actualy does

18

Proximate

adj. closest in space or time

19

Protract

v. prolong

20

Abrogate

v. repeal or do away with

21

Vituperate

v. blame or insult

22

Baneful

n. cause of great distress ro annoyance

23

Vitiated

v. spoil or impar the quality or efficiency of

24

Limber

adj. (of a person or boady part) lithe; supple or flexible; not stiff or hard

25

Inimical

adj. tending to obstruct or harm

26

Lackey

n. servant

27

Anchorite

n. a religious recluse

28

Prolix

adj. (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

29

Self-Effacing

adj. not claiming attention for oneself; retiring and modest

30

Traduce

v. speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation

31

Ordinal

adj. of or relating to a thing's position in a series

32

Prefatory

adj. serving as an introduction

33

Aberrance

n. departure from an accepted standard

34

Bevy

n. a large group of people or things of a particular kind

35

Surfeit

n. an excessive amount of something

36

Scruple

n. a feelding of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action

37

Apothegm

n. a concise saying or maximl an aphorism

38

Contumely

n. insolent or insulting language or treatment

39

Fructify

v. make something fruitful or productive

40

Expatiate

v. speak or write at length or in detail

41

Arrogate

v. take or claim something for oneself without justification

42

Abengate

v. renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

43

Itinerant

adj. a person traveling from place to place

44

Seething

adj. (of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger

45

Plenary

adj. unqualified; absolute; (of a meeting) to be attended by all participants at a conference or assembly, who otherwise meet in smaller groups

46

Adduce

v. cite as evidence

47

Conferment

v. grant or bestor (a title, degree, etc)

48

Colloquium

n. an academic conference or seminar

49

Jouissance

n. physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy

50

Insouciance

n. casual lack of concern; indifference

51

Minatory

adj. expressing or conveying a threat

52

Continence

n. ability to exercise self-restraint

53

Fiat

n. a formal authorization or proposition

54

Bespeaking

v. suggest; order or reserve something in advance

55

Calumniating

v. to make false and defamatory statements about

56

Synoptic

adj. of or forming a general summary or synopsis

57

Climacteric

n. a critical period or event

58

Imputing

v. to represent (something esp. something undesirable) as being done, caused, or posessed by someone; to attribute

59

Grousing

v. to complain pettily; grumble

60

Gauche

adj. lacking ease or grace

61

Colloquy

n. a conversation

62

Callow

adj. (esp. of a young person) inexperienced and immature

63

Aspirate

adj. (of a sound) pronounced with an exhalation of breath

64

Piquant

adj. having a pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind

65

Lesions

n. a region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease

66

Contusion

n. a region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise

67

Edacious

adj. of, relating to, or given to eating

68

Pip

n. a small shape or symbol; an excellent or very attractive person or thing

69

Stub

n. a truncated or unusually short thing

70

Nimbus

n. cloud; a light, color, etc., that surrounds someone or something

71

Ratiocinate

v. form judgments by a process of logic

72

Collate

v. collect and combine in proper order

73

Enfilades

v. direct a volley of gunfire along the length of a target

74

Imprecations

n. a spoken curse

75

Salvos

n. a simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in battle

76

Consummate

v. complete (a transaction or attempt); make perfect; adj. showing a high degree of skill

77

Waggish

adj. humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner

78

Couth

adj. cultured, refined, and well mannered

79

Illicit

adj. forbidden by law

80

Gnosticism

n. belief in the potential redemption of the human spirit

81

Bloviation

n. the speaking of something at length, esp. in an inflated or empty way

82

Cerebrality

adj. intellectual rather than emotional or physical

83

Prepossessions

adj. attractive or appealing in appearance

84

Appurtenances

n. an accessory or other item associated with a particular activity or style ofliving

85

Sumptuous

adj. splendid and expensive-looking

86

Pollarded

v. cut off the top and branches of (a tree) to encourage new growth at the top

87

Aleatory

adj. random

88

Sybaritic

adj. fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent

89

Graft

v. insert or fix (something) permanently to something else; n. practices, esp. bribery, used to secure illicit gains in politics or business

90

Lucre

n. money, esp. when regarded as sordid (immoral) or distasteful or gained in a dishonorable way

91

Payola

n. the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest

92

Interpolate

v. insert (something) between fixed points

93

Limn

v. depict or descrive in painting or words

94

Castigate

v. reprimand someone severly

95

Obtundity

n. process of making something less intense

96

Enfeeblement

n. the making of something weak or feeble

97

Languor

n. the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia

98

adj. occurring in two or more different forms, esp. at different stages in the life cycle

Heteromorphic

99

n. criticism or censure

Animadversions

100

adj. (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing

Condign

101

adj. slow or reluctant in speech or action

Costive

102

n. a poem or book dealing with agriculture or rural ropics

Georgic

103

adj. (esp of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable

Natty

104

n. the use of fallacious arguments, esp. with the intention of deceiving

Sophistry

105

adj. lacking brightness or interest

Drab

106

adj. lacking flavor, vigor, or interest

Insipidity

107

n. relating to a person who uses clever but unsound reasoning, esp. in relation to moral questions; a sophist

Casuistic

108

n. a crime

Malefactions

109

adj. slightly indecent or liable to shock

Risque

110

n. the final part of a play or move in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved

Denouement

111

n. an extremely small amount

Iota

112

adj. powerless

Impuissant

113

adj. (esp. of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, esp. in a brusquely imperious way

Peremptory

114

v. relieve or alleviate; diminish or put at rest

Allay

115

adj. relating to the representation of a thing as existing before it actualy does

Proleptic

116

adj. closest in space or time

Proximate

117

v. prolong

Protract

118

v. repeal or do away with

Abrogate

119

v. blame or insult

Vituperate

120

n. cause of great distress ro annoyance

Baneful

121

v. spoil or impar the quality or efficiency of

Vitiated

122

adj. (of a person or boady part) lithe; supple or flexible; not stiff or hard

Limber

123

adj. tending to obstruct or harm

Inimical

124

n. servant

Lackey

125

n. a religious recluse

Anchorite

126

adj. (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy

Prolix

127

adj. not claiming attention for oneself; retiring and modest

Self-Effacing

128

v. speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation

Traduce

129

adj. of or relating to a thing's position in a series

Ordinal

130

adj. serving as an introduction

Prefatory

131

n. departure from an accepted standard

Aberrance

132

n. a large group of people or things of a particular kind

Bevy

133

n. an excessive amount of something

Surfeit

134

n. a feelding of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action

Scruple

135

n. a concise saying or maximl an aphorism

Apothegm

136

n. insolent or insulting language or treatment

Contumely

137

v. make something fruitful or productive

Fructify

138

v. speak or write at length or in detail

Expatiate

139

v. take or claim something for oneself without justification

Arrogate

140

v. renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

Abengate

141

adj. a person traveling from place to place

Itinerant

142

adj. (of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger

Seething

143

adj. unqualified; absolute; (of a meeting) to be attended by all participants at a conference or assembly, who otherwise meet in smaller groups

Plenary

144

v. cite as evidence

Adduce

145

v. grant or bestor (a title, degree, etc)

Conferment

146

n. an academic conference or seminar

Colloquium

147

n. physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy

Jouissance

148

n. casual lack of concern; indifference

Insouciance

149

adj. expressing or conveying a threat

Minatory

150

n. ability to exercise self-restraint

Continence

151

n. a formal authorization or proposition

Fiat

152

v. suggest; order or reserve something in advance

Bespeaking

153

v. to make false and defamatory statements about

Calumniating

154

adj. of or forming a general summary or synopsis

Synoptic

155

n. a critical period or event

Climacteric

156

v. to represent (something esp. something undesirable) as being done, caused, or posessed by someone; to attribute

Imputing

157

v. to complain pettily; grumble

Grousing

158

adj. lacking ease or grace

Gauche

159

n. a conversation

Colloquy

160

adj. (esp. of a young person) inexperienced and immature

Callow

161

adj. (of a sound) pronounced with an exhalation of breath

Aspirate

162

adj. having a pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind

Piquant

163

n. a region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease

Lesions

164

n. a region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise

Contusion

165

adj. of, relating to, or given to eating

Edacious

166

n. a small shape or symbol; an excellent or very attractive person or thing

Pip

167

n. a truncated or unusually short thing

Stub

168

n. cloud; a light, color, etc., that surrounds someone or something

Nimbus

169

v. form judgments by a process of logic

Ratiocinate

170

v. collect and combine in proper order

Collate

171

v. direct a volley of gunfire along the length of a target

Enfilades

172

n. a spoken curse

Imprecations

173

n. a simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in battle

Salvos

174

v. complete (a transaction or attempt); make perfect; adj. showing a high degree of skill

Consummate

175

adj. humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner

Waggish

176

adj. cultured, refined, and well mannered

Couth

177

adj. forbidden by law

Illicit

178

n. belief in the potential redemption of the human spirit

Gnosticism

179

n. the speaking of something at length, esp. in an inflated or empty way

Bloviation

180

adj. intellectual rather than emotional or physical

Cerebrality

181

adj. attractive or appealing in appearance

Prepossessions

182

n. an accessory or other item associated with a particular activity or style ofliving

Appurtenances

183

adj. splendid and expensive-looking

Sumptuous

184

v. cut off the top and branches of (a tree) to encourage new growth at the top

Pollarded

185

adj. random

Aleatory

186

adj. fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent

Sybaritic

187

v. insert or fix (something) permanently to something else; n. practices, esp. bribery, used to secure illicit gains in politics or business

Graft

188

n. money, esp. when regarded as sordid (immoral) or distasteful or gained in a dishonorable way

Lucre

189

n. the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest

Payola

190

v. insert (something) between fixed points

Interpolate

191

v. depict or descrive in painting or words

Limn

192

v. reprimand someone severly

Castigate

193

n. process of making something less intense

Obtundity

194

n. the making of something weak or feeble

Enfeeblement

195

n. the state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia

Languor