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Amities

n. friendly relationship

2

Amelioration

n. improvement

3

Ambulatory

adj. able to walk around

4

Ambles

v. to walk or move at a slow pace

5

Aloof

adj. distant; detached

6

Allay

v. to dimish or put at rest

7

Aleatory

adj. random

8

Improbity

n. lack of honesty

9

Importune

v. to beg; solicit

10

Impious

adj. wicked

11

Impecunious

adj. having little or no money

12

Immutable

adj. unchanging

13

Immoderate

adj. excessive or extreme

14

Illusory

adj. based on illusion; deceptive

15

Ignominious

adj. deserving or causing public disgrace

16

Hypocritical

adj. insincere

17

Hypochondriacs

n. a person who is abnormally anxious about their health

18

Husband

v. to use economically

19

Hortatory

adj. tending or aiming to exhort (strongly encourage)

20

Hone

v. sharpen

21

Homonym

n. a word that sounds the same as another word

22

Homiletics

n. art of preaching and giving sermons

23

Hoary

adj. old and trite

24

Hinterland

n. an area lying beyond what is visible or known

25

Languish

v. to make weaker

26

Languid

adj. tired and slow

27

Lampoon

v. to mock or deride

28

Lacunae

n. an unfilled space or interval; a gap

29

Lachrymose

adj. tearful; sad

30

Labile

adj. liable to change

31

Klutzy

n. clumsy or awkward person

32

Jurisprudent

n. (adj.) a legal system

33

Jurisprudence

n. science or study of law

34

Judicious

adj. wise

35

Jounce

v. to bounce up and down

36

Jouissance

n. physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy

37

Jocund

adj. cheerful and light

38

Iridescent

adj. showing luminous colors that seem to change

39

Ire

n. anger

40

Inviolable

adj. cannot be broken, infringed, or dishonored

41

Eddy

n. circular current; v. (of air, water, or smoke) move in a circular way

42

Puerile

adj. childish

43

Bilk

v. to cheat; defraud

44

Beguile

v. to charm or enchant, sometimes in a deceptive way

45

Solicitousness

adj. characterized by or showing interest or concern

46

Excoriation

n. censure or criticize severely

47

Prudence

n. caution; wisdom

48

Vertiginous

adj. causing vertigo

49

Sanguinary

adj. causing much bloodshed jejune, modish

50

Effected

v. to cause or accomplish

51

Defoliate

v. cause leaves to fall off

52

Cosset

v. care for and protect in an overprotective way

53

Indelible

adj. cannot be wiped out

54

Phlegmatic

adj. calm; imperturbable

55

Convoked

v. call together or summon (an assembly or meeting)

56

Effulgent

adj. brightly shining

57

Suborn

v. to bribe to commit an unlawful act such as perjury

58

Disquieted

adj. feeling of anxiety or worry

59

Auspicious

adj. favorable; promising to turn out well

60

Corpulent

adj. fat

61

Caprices

n. a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior

62

Meretricious

adj. falsely attractive; tawdry

63

Belie

v. fail to fulfill or justify (a claim or expectation)

64

Rococo

adj. extravagantly ornate

65

Exact

v. demand and obtain from someone; inflict (revenge) on someone

66

Tendentious

adj. expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp a controversial one

67

Minatory

adj. expressing or conveying a threat

68

Docile

adj. ready to accept control or instruction

69

Largess

n. generosity

70

Garish

adj. obtrusively bright and showy; lurid

71

Posterity

n. future generations

72

Parlous

adj. full of danger or uncertainty; precarious

73

Replete

adj. filled or well-supplied with something

74

Exasperated

v. to irritate intensely; frustrated and annoyed

75

Convivial

adj. friendly lively and enjoyable

76

Soothsayer

n. fortuneteller

77

Bulwark

n. fortification; barricades

78

Daguerreotype

n. forerunner of the photograph

79

Pith

n. forceful or concise expression; the essence of something

80

Dotard

n. an old person, esp. one who has become weak or senile

81

Akimbo

adv. flung out wildly

82

Glib

adj. (of words or the person speaking them) fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow

83

Levity

n. humor or frivolity, esp. the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect

84

Fecund

adj. fertile

85

Palisade

n. fence made of posts

86

Indignant

adj. feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

87

Ecumenical

adj. representing a number of different Christian churches

88

Upbraid

v. reprimand

89

Deference

n. respect

90

Luxuriant

adj. rich and profuse (abundant) in growth

91

Deride

v. ridicule; mock

92

Rectitude

n. morally correct behavior or thinking righteousness

93

Hidebound

adj. rigid in opinions

94

Precarious

adj. dependent on chance; risky

95

Centurion

n. roman soldier

96

Sanguine

adj. optimistic or positive, esp in difficult or bad situations

97

Verdant

adj. of bright green color of lush grass

98

Quotidian

adj. ordinary; daily

99

Dogmatic

adj. having stubbornly held opinions

100

Facile

adj. having simplistic or superficial knowledge or approach; (of success, esp. in sports) easily achieved; effortless

101

Shrewd

adj. having or showing sharp powers of judgment

102

Prescient

adj. having or showing knowledge of events beforehand

103

n. friendly relationship

Amities

104

n. improvement

Amelioration

105

adj. able to walk around

Ambulatory

106

v. to walk or move at a slow pace

Ambles

107

adj. distant; detached

Aloof

108

v. to dimish or put at rest

Allay

109

adj. random

Aleatory

110

n. lack of honesty

Improbity

111

v. to beg; solicit

Importune

112

adj. wicked

Impious

113

adj. having little or no money

Impecunious

114

adj. unchanging

Immutable

115

adj. excessive or extreme

Immoderate

116

adj. based on illusion; deceptive

Illusory

117

adj. deserving or causing public disgrace

Ignominious

118

adj. insincere

Hypocritical

119

n. a person who is abnormally anxious about their health

Hypochondriacs

120

v. to use economically

Husband

121

adj. tending or aiming to exhort (strongly encourage)

Hortatory

122

v. sharpen

Hone

123

n. a word that sounds the same as another word

Homonym

124

n. art of preaching and giving sermons

Homiletics

125

adj. old and trite

Hoary

126

n. an area lying beyond what is visible or known

Hinterland

127

v. to make weaker

Languish

128

adj. tired and slow

Languid

129

v. to mock or deride

Lampoon

130

n. an unfilled space or interval; a gap

Lacunae

131

adj. tearful; sad

Lachrymose

132

adj. liable to change

Labile

133

n. clumsy or awkward person

Klutzy

134

n. (adj.) a legal system

Jurisprudent

135

n. science or study of law

Jurisprudence

136

adj. wise

Judicious

137

v. to bounce up and down

Jounce

138

n. physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy

Jouissance

139

adj. cheerful and light

Jocund

140

adj. showing luminous colors that seem to change

Iridescent

141

n. anger

Ire

142

adj. cannot be broken, infringed, or dishonored

Inviolable

143

n. circular current; v. (of air, water, or smoke) move in a circular way

Eddy

144

adj. childish

Puerile

145

v. to cheat; defraud

Bilk

146

v. to charm or enchant, sometimes in a deceptive way

Beguile

147

adj. characterized by or showing interest or concern

Solicitousness

148

n. censure or criticize severely

Excoriation

149

n. caution; wisdom

Prudence

150

adj. causing vertigo

Vertiginous

151

adj. causing much bloodshed jejune, modish

Sanguinary

152

v. to cause or accomplish

Effected

153

v. cause leaves to fall off

Defoliate

154

v. care for and protect in an overprotective way

Cosset

155

adj. cannot be wiped out

Indelible

156

adj. calm; imperturbable

Phlegmatic

157

v. call together or summon (an assembly or meeting)

Convoked

158

adj. brightly shining

Effulgent

159

v. to bribe to commit an unlawful act such as perjury

Suborn

160

adj. feeling of anxiety or worry

Disquieted

161

adj. favorable; promising to turn out well

Auspicious

162

adj. fat

Corpulent

163

n. a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior

Caprices

164

adj. falsely attractive; tawdry

Meretricious

165

v. fail to fulfill or justify (a claim or expectation)

Belie

166

adj. extravagantly ornate

Rococo

167

v. demand and obtain from someone; inflict (revenge) on someone

Exact

168

adj. expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, esp a controversial one

Tendentious

169

adj. expressing or conveying a threat

Minatory

170

adj. ready to accept control or instruction

Docile

171

n. generosity

Largess

172

adj. obtrusively bright and showy; lurid

Garish

173

n. future generations

Posterity

174

adj. full of danger or uncertainty; precarious

Parlous

175

adj. filled or well-supplied with something

Replete

176

v. to irritate intensely; frustrated and annoyed

Exasperated

177

adj. friendly lively and enjoyable

Convivial

178

n. fortuneteller

Soothsayer

179

n. fortification; barricades

Bulwark

180

n. forerunner of the photograph

Daguerreotype

181

n. forceful or concise expression; the essence of something

Pith

182

n. an old person, esp. one who has become weak or senile

Dotard

183

adv. flung out wildly

Akimbo

184

adj. (of words or the person speaking them) fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow

Glib

185

n. humor or frivolity, esp. the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect

Levity

186

adj. fertile

Fecund

187

n. fence made of posts

Palisade

188

adj. feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

Indignant

189

adj. representing a number of different Christian churches

Ecumenical

190

v. reprimand

Upbraid

191

n. respect

Deference

192

adj. rich and profuse (abundant) in growth

Luxuriant

193

v. ridicule; mock

Deride

194

n. morally correct behavior or thinking righteousness

Rectitude

195

adj. rigid in opinions

Hidebound

196

adj. dependent on chance; risky

Precarious

197

n. roman soldier

Centurion

198

adj. optimistic or positive, esp in difficult or bad situations

Sanguine

199

adj. of bright green color of lush grass

Verdant

200

adj. ordinary; daily

Quotidian

201

adj. having stubbornly held opinions

Dogmatic

202

adj. having simplistic or superficial knowledge or approach; (of success, esp. in sports) easily achieved; effortless

Facile

203

adj. having or showing sharp powers of judgment

Shrewd

204

adj. having or showing knowledge of events beforehand

Prescient