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Aftermath

Something that follows from an event, especially one of a disastrous or unfortunate nature
Consequence, result, impact

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Antipodes

Polar opposites

3

Decipher

Decode; make out the meaning of translate
Figure out

4

Elite

The best
Choice, superior

5

Hazy

Misty, vague, confused, lacking distinctness or clarity
Unclear

6

Inexplicable

Unable to be explained
Perplexing
Unaccountable, unexplainable

7

Judicious

Prudent, wise, sensible
Cautious

8

Paraphernalia

Personal belongings
Accessories, ornaments, supplies

9

Plaudit

An enthusiastic expression of approval

10

Posthumous

Occurring after one's death

11

Quail

To cower

12

Remonstrate

Protest, objection
Object
Argue, challenge, dispute, object

13

Rote

Routine
Repetition
Automatic, repeat

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Specify

State in detail, to point something out

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Unassuming

Modest, unpretentious

16

Zealot

Great enthusiasm, an excessively zealous person, fanatic
Enthusiast

17

Aud

To hear
Latin
Auditorium

18

Aqueduct

Bridge-like structure that carries water
Water conduct

19

Caravan

Group of travelers, large covered vehicle for conveying passengers

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Chastise

To discipline, especially by corporal punishment

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Demean

To lower in dignity, honor, standing

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Edifying

To improve morality

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Elicit

To draw out or bring forth, evoke

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Exhilarating

To enlighten, to enliven
Invigorating

25

Farrier

A blacksmith
One who shoes horses

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Gratuitous

Free, being without apparent reason

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Gird

To encircle, to surround, enclose
Prepare for action, brace

28

Inter

To place a dead body in a grave or tomb, bury
Entomb

29

Interrogate

To ask questions, many questions

30

Placid

Pleasantly calm or peaceful

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Primitive

Crude, something that hasn't evolved

32

Pugnacious

Tough, strong, inclined to fight readily
Aggressive, antagonistic, combative

33

Wend

Not straight path
Travel
Alter, change, journey

34

Mort

Death
Latin
Morgue

35

Abasement

To reduce or lower, as in rank, to lower, put or bring down

36

Aegis

Protection
Shield

37

Chronicle

A chronological record of events
To record

38

Deem

To form or have an opinion, judge
Believe
To believe, call, consider, expect

39

Engender

To produce, cause, create
Bring into existence
To begin, produce, provoke

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Enigma

Puzzle, mystery

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Ensconce

To settle securely, deeply involved
Entrench, Install, establish

42

Hasten

Hurry something along

43

Hypothetical

Assumed by hypothesis, supposed
Conjectured, imaginary, theoretic

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Lucrative

Profitable, moneymaking
Well-paid, rewarding

45

Odorous

A distinct smell
Fragrant, aromatic

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Plausible

Believable
Possible, reasonable, likely

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Rarity

Something rare, unusual
Infrequency, oddity

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Tedium

The quality or state of being wearisome, tediousness
Boredom

49

Temper

Particular state of mind or feelings, change it
Attitude

50

Triad

A group of three

51

Tort

Twist
Latin
Torture

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Abstract

Odd, thought if apart from concrete reality
Theoretical, conceptual

53

Adept

Very skilled, proficient
Highly Skilled

54

Antithesis

Opposition, contrast, direct opposite

55

Betrothed

Engaged to be married
Fiancé

56

Copious

Large in quantity or number, abundant, plentiful
Bountiful

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Credulous

Willing to believe or trust too readily, gullible
Believable

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Demented

Crazy, insane, mad
Twisted

59

Earthy

Realistic, practical
Coarse

60

Eccentric

Irregular, not situated in the center

61

Remit

To transmit or send money, to refrain from inflicting or enforcing
To return, send, pass on, dispatch

62

Resonant

Resounding or echoing

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Sepulcher

A tomb, grave, or burial place

64

Synthetic

Not real or genuine, artificial, of chemical origin
Unreal
Unnatural, insincere

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Tangent

Diverting from a point, touching at a single point
Detour

66

Tempo

Characteristic rate, rhythm, pace

67

Undulate

To move with a sinuous or wavelike motion
Move in waves

68

Fid

Faith
Latin
Confident

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Abet

Encourage, support, usually in wrongdoing
Assist

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Accord

To be in agreement or harmony, agree, o grant, bestow
Agreement
To be in agreement

71

Awl

A pointed instrument for piercing small holes in leather, wood, etc
Saw

72

Coerce

To compel by force
To force one's will

73

Contrite

To be sorry, caused by showing sincere remorse
Remorseful
To have guilt or remorse

74

Enfranchise

To set free, liberate, as from slavery

75

Fodder

Coarse food for livestock, raw material

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Incorrigible

Incapable of being corrected

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Insight

An instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, understanding, perception

78

Nullify

To void, to deprive something of value

79

Oust

To expel or remove from a place or position
Force out

80

Pestilence

A deadly or virulent epidemic disease, filth
Plague

81

Repudiate

To reject with disapproval or condemnation, send back, to cast off or disown
To reject outright

82

Reverent

Deeply respectful
Respectful, awed

83

Sage

A profoundly wise person

84

Umbrage

Offense, annoyance, displeasure, leaves that afford shade, as the foliage of trees
To take offense, reluctant, indignation

85

Cred

Belief
Latin
Creed

86

Averse

Against it, don't like it
Unaccustomed, reluctant, disinclined

87

Blighted

Withered, discoloration, to destroy, ruin
Caused

88

Census

Account of population

89

Disclaim

To deny, disown, to reject the claims or authority of

90

Enshroud

To shroud, conceal, to cover
Covered

91

Hemorrhage

To bleed profusely

92

Inexorable

Extremely stubborn, incapable of being altered
Merciless
Stubborn, unyielding, unchanged

93

Reputable

Held in good repute, honorable
Acclaimed
Highly rewarded, trustworthy

94

Roisterer

Someone who behaves loud and obnoxiously
Trouble-making

95

Spawn

To create, to start
Begin

96

Stipulate

Making an agreement, providing condition
To agree, insist on, instruct

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Surplus

An amount, quantity greater than needed
Abundance

98

Tangible

Capable of being touched, definite, not vague
Concrete
Touchable, certain, substantial

99

Toga

Loose outer garment worn in ancient Rome
Robe

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Vigilante

Someone who takes the law into one's own hands

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Vindictive

Wanting revenge
Vengeful, spiteful, unforgiving

102

Cide

Kill
Latin
Suicide

103

Abridged

To reduce or lesson
Shortened

104

Acrid

Sharp or bitting to the taste or smell

105

Annex

Attached building, to attach

106

Anthropomorphic

Resembling human form

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Antiquated

Old-fashioned
Outdated

108

Carnage

Dead bodies, as of those slain in battle, the slaughter of a great number of people
Slayings

109

Distend

To expand by stretching, to spread
Swollen

110

Epistle

A letter, one if the apostolic letters in the new testament

111

Factotum

Handyman or servant

112

Flay

To strip off the skin or outer covering

113

Grotto

Cave or cavern

114

Overseer

Supervisor, manager

115

Pariah

An outcast

116

Penury

Extreme poverty

117

Squeamish

Easily nauseated or disgusted
Queasy

118

Transcribe

To make an exact copy of

119

Clude

Shut
Latin
Include

120

Alumni

Former student of a specific school

121

Aphorism

Short witty saying with meaning

122

Arbitrary

Random

123

Bandy

To pass from one to another, exchange

124

Credence

To give belief to something

125

Cull

To gather, select, pick

126

Exorbitant

Exceeding the bounds, highly excessive

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Gullible

Easily mislead, deceived, cheated

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Intrepid

Brave, fearless

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Pander

Profits from the weaknesses or vices of others
Cheat

130

Redress

To reply in defense
Amend

131

Reprehensible

Bad beyond repair
Cannot be explained

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Restitution

Amends
Compensation

133

Resurgent

To come back
Resurrection

134

Transpose

To transfer or transport
Switch

135

Vile

Wretchedly bad
Abominable

136

Gress

Step
Latin
Progress

137

Annotated

Containing explanatory notes

138

Appraise

To asses the value if something

139

Bulwark

Fortification

140

Catalyst

Something that jumpstarts a process

141

Chasten

To provide suffering as punishment

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Conifer

Any needle bearing trees

143

Embellish

To enhance with additions

144

Hidebound

Ultra conservative in nature, not wasteful

145

Impassive

Without emotion, apathetic, unmoved

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Inaugurate

To formally start

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Pervade

To become spread throughout

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Skimp

To be extremely sparing

149

Stalwart

String, brave, valiant

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Stilted

Fake, artificial, unnatural

151

Sleek

Smooth or glossy

152

Treatise

Treaty, formal document

153

Flu

Flow
Latin
Fluent

154

Abbreviated

Shortened, made briefer

155

Acquiesce

To give consent, to go along with

156

Assiduous

Hard working, diligent

157

Detract

To take away from the whole

158

Enclosure

The act if enclosing or state if being enclosed

159

Eschew

Shun, avoid

160

Heathen

Uncivilized person

161

Impart

To share, communicate something

162

Mannerism

Habitual or characteristic manner

163

Nebulous

Hazy, unclear, cloudy or cloud-like

164

Recoil

To draw back, come back

165

Remuneration

Reward, payment for services

166

Rime

Frost formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets in fog onto solid objects

167

Suave

Smoothly agreeable or polite

168

Virulent

Deadly poisonous

169

Writ

Formal document, formal act

170

Graph

Write
Greek
Photograph

171

Amorous

Showing or expressing love

172

Chaos

State of utter confusion or disorder

173

Demeanor

Conduct, behavior, deportment

174

Divulge

To disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown)

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Deluge

Flood, overrun, overwhelm

176

Ephemeral

Anything short-lived

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Epitome

A condensed account, especially of a literary work, abstract

178

Fatalistic

Submission to fate, acceptance of all things and events as invitable

179

Gorge

Mall canyon, stuff with food

180

Guttural

Of or pertaining ti the throat, harsh, throaty

181

Mimic

Copy or imitation of something

182

Paramount

Supreme ruler, overload

183

Portcullis

Gate

184

Replenish

To supply with fresh fule

185

Rigorous

Rigidly severe or harsh, extremely inclement

186

Temporal

Of or pertaining to time, worldly

187

Phil

Love
Greek
Philip