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to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge

refute

2

a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official

affidavit

3

lacking some element or characteristic; defective; insufficient; inadequate

deficient

4

a person who questions; an interrogator

interlocutor

5

giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority

oracular

6

strongly emotional; intense or passionate

vehement

7

of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice

frivolous

8

contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech

insolence

9

fervor for a person, cause, or object

zeal

10

full of, characterized by, or showing malice; intentionally harmful; spiteful

malicious

11

to deprive a person of a right of citizenship, as in the right to vote

disenfranchise

12

reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations

piety

13

to pray humbly to or petition humbly

supplicate

14

the willful giving of false testimony under oath or affirmation

perjury

15

deficient in veneration or respect

irreverent

16

to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings

exhort

17

not within proper or reasonable limits; excessive

inordinate

18

to speak damagingly of or criticize in a derogatory manner

denigrate

19

to speak abusively

revile

20

pleasing in appearance; attractive

comely

21

characterized by lack of order or planning; aimless

haphazard

22

to move or act with haste (swiftness of motion, speed)

hasten

23

to imprison

incarcerate

24

a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge

inquiry

25

to deprive something of value or effectiveness

nullify

26

to find fault with or reproach severely

upbraid

27

agreeable or pleasing in nature

congenial

28

concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading

deceit

29

to establish in the favor or good graces of someone, especially by deliberate effort

ingratiate

30

being in that place or over there

yonder

31

a traveller, especially on foot

wayfarer

32

any cause of impairment, destruction, ruin, or frustration

blight

33

the means by which atonement or reparation is made

expiation

34

authority, rightful status, or indepedence

sovereignty

35

a person who is habitually inactive or lazy

sluggard

36

to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or do something specified

balk

37

a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something

calumny

38

to plain with ingenuity; devise or invent

contrive

39

prophet

augur

40

a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations

quarrel

41

to cause or produce as an effect

beget

42

to irritate, annoy, or provoke

vex

43

disdainfully proud, snobbish, or scornfully arrogant

haughty

44

the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence or proof

conjecture

45

to invoke or call down evil or curses as upon a person

imprecate

46

unwavering as in resolution, faith, or adherance

steadfast

47

to putrefy or rot

fester

48

the act of killing one's father, mother, or other close relatives

parricide

49

a group of persons or things gathered or collected

assemblage

50

excess; an excessive amount

surfeit

51

a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy

aversion

52

outward aspect or appearance; the slightest appearance or trace

semblance

53

to attribute or ascribe

impute

54

to find fault with or blame

reproach

55

to accustom, as to a particular situation

habituate

56

abundance of money, property, or other material goods; riches or wealth

affluence

57

to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate

perturb

58

to indicate in advance; to foreshadow

portend

59

high in station, rank, or repute; prominent or distinguished

eminent

60

to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex

bewilder

61

utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched

abject

62

haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression

supercilious

63

disturbed as in one's composure or self-possessor; perturbed; ruffled

disconcerted

64

to perplex or amaze, especially by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse

confound

65

a disposition or bent, especially of the mind or will; a liking or preference

inclination

66

anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, or a clause)

solicitous

67

to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by a to)

inure

68

to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride; to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.)

pique

69

immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion

intemperate

70

to pass or move over, along, or through

traverse

71

a decline of mental faculties, especially as associated with old age; senility

dotage

72

accustomed; used (usually followed by an infinitive)

wont

73

the arrangement and union of the constituent parts of anything; constitution; structure

contexture

74

firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty

obstinate

75

mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium

equanimity

76

generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness

magnanimous

77

sluggish inactivity or inertia

torpor

78

a mechanical contrivance; gadget; device

contraption

79

subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change

capricious

80

to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration

prostrate

81

an ill-bred man, especially one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women

cad

82

dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.

decorum

83

a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling

vocation

84

to free or release from entanglement; disengage

extricate

85

to dry thoroughly; dry up

desiccate

86

a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief

respite

87

emitting rays of light; shining or bright

radiant

88

high pitched and piercing in sound quality

shrill

89

to strike or blot out; erase or obliterate

expunge

90

morally ignoble or base; vile

sordid

91

endowed with or characterized by a hearty joyous humor or a spirit of good fellowship

jovial

92

pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; a display intended to impress others

ostentation

93

to praise

exalt

94

mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner

lugubrious

95

at the outer or lower limits; minimum for requirements, almosr insufficient

marginal

96

chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent

paramount

97

reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested

aloof

98

constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive

assiduous

99

pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth

terrestrial

100

having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd

sagacious

101

any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deep seated

malady

102

lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow

languid

103

to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken

enervate

104

to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing (often follow by on or upon)

dwell

105

an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.

subterfuge

106

the state of being behind or late especially in the fulfillment of a duty, promise, or obligation

arrears

107

any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer

interdict

108

a sheath for a sword

scabbard

109

a scolding, vicious woman; hag or shrew

harridan

110

a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room

Alcove

111

A building or area containing many tenants in limited or crowded quarters

Warren

112

To treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper

Coddle

113

To mend torn clothing

Darn

114

A community of persons devoted to religious life under a superior

Convent

115

A lack of energy or vitality

Languor

116

a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is at a uniform temperature (heat death)

entropy

117

the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system

cosmos

118

to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel

dissipate

119

a Euclidean space of dimension greater than three

hyperspace

120

an indefinitely long period of time; age

eon

121

an accidental or temporary decline or deviation from an expected or accepted condition or state; a temporary falling or slipping from a previous standard

lapse

122

to spread or scatter widely or thinly

diffuse

123

the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun

aphelion

124

a direct or exact opposite

antipode

125

inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd

lascivious

126

given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed

rapacious

127

a person who lives in wretched circumstances in order to save and hoard money

miser

128

wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober

prudent

129

extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess

parsimony

130

the aggregate of one's property

patrimony

131

the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn

contempt

132

to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right

usurp

133

not satisfied or content with currently prevailing conditions or circumstances

malcontent