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Abate Part of Speech

Verb

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Accolade Part of Speech

Noun

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Adulation Part of Speech

Noun

4

Aesthetic Part of Speech

Adj

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Ameliorate Part of Speech

Verb

6

Ascetic Part of Speech

Noun

7

Avarice Part of Speech

Noun

8

Axiom Part of Speech

Noun

9

Burgeon Part of Speech

Verb

10

Bucolic Part of Speech

Adj

11

Cacophony Part of Speech

Noun

12

Canon Part of Speech

Noun

13

Castigation Part of Speech

Noun

14

Catalyst Part of Speech

Noun

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Caustic Part of Speech

Adj

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Chary Part of Speech

Adj

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Cogent Part of Speech

Adj

18

Complaisance Part of Speech

Noun

19

Contentious Part of Speech

Adj

20

Contrite Part of Speech

Adj

21

Culpable Part of Speech

Adj

22

Dearth Part of Speech

Noun

23

Demur Part of Speech

Verb

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Didactic Part of Speech

Adj

25

Discretion Part of Speech

Noun

26

Disinterested Part of Speech

Adj

27

Abate

To lessen in intensity or degree

28

Accolade

An expression of praise

29

Adulation

Excessive praise
Intense adoration

30

Aesthetic

Dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful

31

Ameliorate

To make better or more tolerable

32

Ascetic

One who practices rigid self-denial especially as an act of religious devotion

33

Avarice

Greed especially for wealth

34

Axiom

A universally recognized principle

35

Burgeon

To grow rapidly
Flourish

36

Bucolic

Rustic and pastoral
Characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants

37

Cacophony

Harsh, jarring, discordant sound
Dissonance

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Canon

An established set of principles or code of laws
Often religious in nature

39

Castigation

Severe criticism or punishment

40

Catalyst

A substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing
A person or thing that causes a change

41

Caustic

Burning or stinging
Causing corrosion

42

Chary

Wary
Cautious
Sparing

43

Cogent

Appealing forcibly to the mind or reason
Convincing

44

Complaisance

The willingness to comply with the wishes of others

45

Contentious

Argumentative
Quarrelsome
Causing controversy or disagreement

46

Contrite

Regretful
Penitent
Seeking forgiveness

47

Culpable

Deserving blame

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Dearth

Smallness of quantity or number
Scarcity
A lack

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Demur

To question or oppose

50

Didactic

Intended to teach or instruct

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Discretion

Cautious reserve in speech
Ability to make responsible decisions

52

Disinterested

Free of bias or self-interest
Impartial

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Dogmatic Part of Speech

Adj

54

Ebullience Part of Speech

Noun

55

Eclectic Part of Speech

Adj

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Elegy Part of Speech

Noun

57

Emollient Part of Speech

Adj
Noun

58

Empirical Part of Speech

Adj

59

Enigmatic Part of Speech

Adj

60

Ephemeral Part of Speech

Adj

61

Esoteric Part of Speech

Adj

62

Eulogy Part of Speech

Noun

63

Exonerate Part of Speech

Verb

64

Facetious Part of Speech

Adj

65

Fallacy Part of Speech

Noun

66

Furtive Part of Speech

Adj

67

Gregarious Part of Speech

Adj

68

Harangue Part of Speech

Verb
Noun

69

Heretical Part of Speech

Adj

70

Hyperbole Part of Speech

Noun

71

Impecunious Part of Speech

Adj

72

Incipient Part of Speech

Adj

73

Inert Part of Speech

Adj

74

Innocuous Part of Speech

Adj

75

Intransigent Part of Speech

Adj

76

Inveigle Part of Speech

Verb

77

Morose Part of Speech

Adj

78

Odious Part of Speech

Adj

79

Opaque Part of Speech

Adj

80

Oscillation Part of Speech

Noun

81

Penurious Part of Speech

Adj

82

Dogmatic

Expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or improvable principles

83

Ebullience

Quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings

84

Eclectic

Composed of elements drawn from various sources

85

Elegy

A mournful poem especially one lamenting the dead

86

Emollient

Soothing especially to the skin
Making less harsh
Mollifying
An agent that softens or smoothes the skin

87

Empirical

Based on observation or experiment

88

Enigmatic

Mysterious
Obscure
Difficult to understand

89

Ephemeral

Brief
Fleeting

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Esoteric

Intended for or understood by a small, specific group

91

Eulogy

A speech honoring the dead

92

Exonerate

To remove blame

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Facetious

Playful
Humorous

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Fallacy

An invalid or incorrect notion
Mistaken belief

95

Furtive

Marked by stealth
Covert
Surreptitious

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Gregarious

Sociable
Outgoing
Enjoying the company of other people

97

Harangue

To deliver a forceful or angry speech
Ranting speech or writing

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Heretical

Violating accepted dogma or convention

99

Hyperbole

An exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech

100

Impecunious

Lacking funds
Without money

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Incipient

Beginning to come into being or to become apparent

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Inert

Unmoving
Lethargic
Sluggish

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Innocuous

Harmless
Causing no damage

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Intransigent

Refusing to compromise

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Inveigle

To obtain by deception or flattery

106

Morose

Sad
Sullen
Melancholy

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Odious

Evoking intense aversion or dislike

108

Opaque

Impenetrable by light
Not reflecting light

109

Oscillation

The act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm

110

Penurious

Penny-pinching
Excessively thrifty
Ungenerous

111

Pernicious Part of Speech

Adj

112

Peruse Part of Speech

Verb

113

Pious Part of Speech

Adj

114

Precursor Part of Speech

Noun

115

Preen Part of Speech

Verb

116

Prodigious Part of Speech

Adj

117

Prolific Part of Speech

Adj

118

Putrefy Part of Speech

Verb

119

Quaff Part of Speech

Verb

120

Quiescence Part of Speech

Noun

121

Redoubtable Part of Speech

Adj

122

Sanction Part of Speech

Noun
Verb

123

Satire Part of Speech

Noun

124

Squalid Part of Speech

Adj

125

Stoic Part of Speech

Adj

126

Supplant Part of Speech

Verb

127

Torpid Part of Speech

Adj

128

Ubiquitous Part of Speech

Adj

129

Urbane Part of Speech

Adj

130

Vilify Part of Speech

Verb

131

Viscous Part of Speech

Adj

132

Pernicious

Extremely harmful in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

133

Peruse

To examine with great care

134

Pious

Extremely reverent or devout
Showing strong religious devotion

135

Precursor

One that precedes and indicates or announces another

136

Preen

To dress up
To primp
To groom oneself with elaborate care

137

Prodigious

Abundant in size, force, or extent
Productive

138

Prolific

Producing large volumes or amounts
Productive

139

Putrefy

To rot
To decay and give off a foul odor

140

Quaff

To drink deeply

141

Quiescence

Stillness
Motionlessness
Quality of being at rest

142

Redoubtable

Awe-inspiring
Worthy of honor

143

Sanction

Authoritative permission or approval
A penalty in intended to enforce compliance
To give permission or authority

144

Satire

A literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision

145

Squalid

Sordid
Wretched and dirty as from neglect

146

Stoic

Indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure pain
Steadfast

147

Supplant

To take the place of
To supersede

148

Torpid

Lethargic
Sluggish
Dormant

149

Ubiquitous

Existing everywhere at the same time
Constantly encountered
Widespread

150

Urbane

Sophisticated
Refined
Elegant

151

Vilify

To defame
To characterize harshly

152

Viscous

Thick
Sticky