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Malinger

v. shirk

2

Mannered

adj. styled; pretentious

3

Manumit

v. release from slavery

4

Marshal

v. to gather together

5

Martial

adj. warlike

6

Martinet

n. a person who believes in strict discipline

7

Maudlin

adj. sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

8

Maverick

n. loner

9

Mawkish

adj. falsely sentimental

10

Menagerie

n. collection of animals

11

Quibblers

n. one who argues trivial matters

12

Querulous

adj. always complaining

13

Quarry

n. something that is hunted

14

Qualm

n. hesitation or fear

15

Quaff

v. drink down quickly

16

Pyrrhic

adj. won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile to the victor

17

Pyromania

n. compulsion to start fires

18

Pyre

n. ceremonial fire

19

Putsch

n. a violent attempt to overthrow a government

20

Putative

adj.generally considered or reputed to be

21

Turbid

adj. murky and muddy

22

Tumid

adj. swollen; pompous and bombastic

23

Tumescence

n. swollen or becoming swollen; pompous or pretentious

24

Trundled

v. move or cause to move slowly and heavily

25

Trudge

v. to walk slowly with heavy steps

26

Triage

v. to assign degrees of urgency to

27

Trenchant

adj. vigorous or incisive in expression or style

28

Transmute

v. to change in form, nature, or substance

29

Transmogrify

v. to transform

30

Transgress

v. commit a sin

31

Unfrock

v. to remove a priest from a position

32

Repudiated

v. to refuse to accept or be associated with

33

Preclude

v. to prevent or make impossible

34

Tamp

v. to plug; press loose matter down tightly

35

Tender

v. to offer

36

Bleated

v. to make the weak, wavering cry,

37

Disabuse

v. to make someone aware of an error in thinking

38

Leaven

v. to make light; modify

39

Usury

v. to lend money at a high interest rate

40

Skulk

v. to keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive

41

Garner

v. to gather; collect

42

Fringe

v. to form an edge

43

Whet

v. to excite or simulate

44

Gaucherie

n. awkwardness

45

Shirk

v. to avoid, especially work

46

Winsome

adj. attractive or appealing in character

47

Pillory

v. to attack or ridicule publicly

48

Expiate

v. to atone for (guilt or sin)

49

Solicit

v. to ask for; to seek

50

Bombast

n. arrogant pompous language

51

Pretension

n. arrogance

52

Collate

v. to arrange in order

53

Sordid

adj. arousing moral distaste and contempt

54

Invidious

adj. arousing envy or anger; unjust

55

Felicitous

adj. apt

56

Approbation

n. approval

57

Seemly

adj. conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste

58

Bile

n. anger; irritability

59

Forebears

n. ancestor

60

Explicate

v. analyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail

61

Contretemps

n. an unexpected and unfortunate occurrence

62

Gibe

n. (or v.) an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt

63

Ferrous

adj. concerned with iron or its compounds

64

Mercenary

adj. concerned only with money

65

Dissimulation

n. concealment of one’s thoughts, feelings, or character

66

Obligate

v. to bind or compel (someone), esp. legally or morally

67

Sangfroid

n. composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances

68

Limpidity

adj. completely clear

69

Bemoan

v. to express discontent or sorrow over (something)

70

Indemnify

v. to compensate someone for a loss or harm

71

Benign

adj. compassion; gentleness

72

Coalesce

v. to come together; merge

73

Cajole

v. coax

74

Cloture

n. closure; terminate a debate by voting

75

Ingenuous

adj. (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting

76

Flagrant

adj. clearly wrong

77

Vindicate

v. clear someone from blame or suspicion

78

Exposition

n. clear explanation

79

Archetype

n. classic example

80

Incubus

n. encumbrance; nightmarish thing

81

Traipse

v. to walk or move wearily or reluctantly

82

Totter

v. to walk unsteadily

83

Divagate

v. to wander or digress

84

Errant

adj. wandering; wrong

85

Parry

v. to ward off; avoid

86

Atrophy

v. to waste away from lack of use

87

Attenuate

v. to reduce the force, effect, or value of

88

Cybernetic

n. the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things

89

Asseveration

n. the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something

90

Salvo

n. the start of a fight

91

Semiotic

n. the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation

92

Solipsism

n. the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist

93

Veritable

adj. true

94

Dionysian

adj. of or relating to the sensual, spontaneous, and emotional aspects of human nature

95

Expostulate

v. to offer strong objections; remonstrate

96

Defeasible

adj. open in principle to revision, valid objection, forfeiture, or annulment

97

Flout

v. to openly disregard a rule, law or convention

98

Mordant

adj. (esp. of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality

99

Prurience

adj. having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

100

Despondent

adj. having no hope

101

Sinuous

adj. having many curves and turns, graceful

102

Millinery

n. hats and hat-making

103

v. shirk

Malinger

104

adj. styled; pretentious

Mannered

105

v. release from slavery

Manumit

106

v. to gather together

Marshal

107

adj. warlike

Martial

108

n. a person who believes in strict discipline

Martinet

109

adj. sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

Maudlin

110

n. loner

Maverick

111

adj. falsely sentimental

Mawkish

112

n. collection of animals

Menagerie

113

n. one who argues trivial matters

Quibblers

114

adj. always complaining

Querulous

115

n. something that is hunted

Quarry

116

n. hesitation or fear

Qualm

117

v. drink down quickly

Quaff

118

adj. won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile to the victor

Pyrrhic

119

n. compulsion to start fires

Pyromania

120

n. ceremonial fire

Pyre

121

n. a violent attempt to overthrow a government

Putsch

122

adj.generally considered or reputed to be

Putative

123

adj. murky and muddy

Turbid

124

adj. swollen; pompous and bombastic

Tumid

125

n. swollen or becoming swollen; pompous or pretentious

Tumescence

126

v. move or cause to move slowly and heavily

Trundled

127

v. to walk slowly with heavy steps

Trudge

128

v. to assign degrees of urgency to

Triage

129

adj. vigorous or incisive in expression or style

Trenchant

130

v. to change in form, nature, or substance

Transmute

131

v. to transform

Transmogrify

132

v. commit a sin

Transgress

133

v. to remove a priest from a position

Unfrock

134

v. to refuse to accept or be associated with

Repudiated

135

v. to prevent or make impossible

Preclude

136

v. to plug; press loose matter down tightly

Tamp

137

v. to offer

Tender

138

v. to make the weak, wavering cry,

Bleated

139

v. to make someone aware of an error in thinking

Disabuse

140

v. to make light; modify

Leaven

141

v. to lend money at a high interest rate

Usury

142

v. to keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive

Skulk

143

v. to gather; collect

Garner

144

v. to form an edge

Fringe

145

v. to excite or simulate

Whet

146

n. awkwardness

Gaucherie

147

v. to avoid, especially work

Shirk

148

adj. attractive or appealing in character

Winsome

149

v. to attack or ridicule publicly

Pillory

150

v. to atone for (guilt or sin)

Expiate

151

v. to ask for; to seek

Solicit

152

n. arrogant pompous language

Bombast

153

n. arrogance

Pretension

154

v. to arrange in order

Collate

155

adj. arousing moral distaste and contempt

Sordid

156

adj. arousing envy or anger; unjust

Invidious

157

adj. apt

Felicitous

158

n. approval

Approbation

159

adj. conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste

Seemly

160

n. anger; irritability

Bile

161

n. ancestor

Forebears

162

v. analyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail

Explicate

163

n. an unexpected and unfortunate occurrence

Contretemps

164

n. (or v.) an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt

Gibe

165

adj. concerned with iron or its compounds

Ferrous

166

adj. concerned only with money

Mercenary

167

n. concealment of one’s thoughts, feelings, or character

Dissimulation

168

v. to bind or compel (someone), esp. legally or morally

Obligate

169

n. composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances

Sangfroid

170

adj. completely clear

Limpidity

171

v. to express discontent or sorrow over (something)

Bemoan

172

v. to compensate someone for a loss or harm

Indemnify

173

adj. compassion; gentleness

Benign

174

v. to come together; merge

Coalesce

175

v. coax

Cajole

176

n. closure; terminate a debate by voting

Cloture

177

adj. (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting

Ingenuous

178

adj. clearly wrong

Flagrant

179

v. clear someone from blame or suspicion

Vindicate

180

n. clear explanation

Exposition

181

n. classic example

Archetype

181

n. classic example

Archetype

182

n. encumbrance; nightmarish thing

Incubus

182

n. encumbrance; nightmarish thing

Incubus

183

v. to walk or move wearily or reluctantly

Traipse

183

v. to walk or move wearily or reluctantly

Traipse

184

v. to walk unsteadily

Totter

184

v. to walk unsteadily

Totter

185

v. to wander or digress

Divagate

185

v. to wander or digress

Divagate

186

adj. wandering; wrong

Errant

187

adj. wandering; wrong

Errant

187

v. to ward off; avoid

Parry

188

v. to waste away from lack of use

Atrophy

188

v. to waste away from lack of use

Atrophy

189

v. to reduce the force, effect, or value of

Attenuate

189

v. to reduce the force, effect, or value of

Attenuate

190

n. the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things

Cybernetic

191

n. the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things

Cybernetic

191

n. the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something

Asseveration

192

n. the start of a fight

Salvo

192

n. the start of a fight

Salvo

193

n. the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation

Semiotic

194

n. the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist

Solipsism

194

n. the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist

Solipsism

195

adj. true

Veritable

195

adj. true

Veritable

196

adj. of or relating to the sensual, spontaneous, and emotional aspects of human nature

Dionysian

196

adj. of or relating to the sensual, spontaneous, and emotional aspects of human nature

Dionysian

197

v. to offer strong objections; remonstrate

Expostulate

197

v. to offer strong objections; remonstrate

Expostulate

198

adj. open in principle to revision, valid objection, forfeiture, or annulment

Defeasible

198

adj. open in principle to revision, valid objection, forfeiture, or annulment

Defeasible

199

v. to openly disregard a rule, law or convention

Flout

199

v. to openly disregard a rule, law or convention

Flout

200

adj. (esp. of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality

Mordant

200

adj. (esp. of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality

Mordant

201

adj. having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

Prurience

201

adj. having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

Prurience

202

adj. having no hope

Despondent

202

adj. having no hope

Despondent

203

adj. having many curves and turns, graceful

Sinuous

203

adj. having many curves and turns, graceful

Sinuous

204

n. hats and hat-making

Millinery

204

n. hats and hat-making

Millinery