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emaciate

make thin and weak

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ominous

threatening | fore-shadowing ill fortune

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desiccant

substance used to absorb moisture

4

opprobrium

a state of extreme dishonor | state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

5

abeyance

suspended action

6

adenoidal

sounding as if the nose were pinched | of or pertaining to the adenoids

7

provenance

where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

8

boorish

crude | offensive | rude

9

petrous

like a rock hard stony

10

Internecine

characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides | (of conflict) within a group or organization

11

countenance

a person's face or facial expression | support / to support | to admit as acceptable or possible.

12

pandemic

existing everywhere | epidemic over a wide geographical area | an epidemic that is geographically widespread | occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

13

inveigh

to attack verbally denounce deprecate

14

picaresque

involving clever rogues or adventurers

15

jejune

lacking interest or significance | displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity | lacking in nutritive value

16

appellation

identifying words by which something is classified | designation

17

fractious

stubbornly resistant to authority | refractory | Easily irritated or annoyed

18

abate

to lessen | to subside

19

gnothi seauton | pron NO-t say-ow-TAUN

Know thyself

20

rebuff

snub | reject

21

amortize

end (a debt) by setting aside money

22

intemperence

lack of restraint or moderation | addiction to alcohol

23

detraction

criticism | slandering | verbal attack | aspersion | calumny

24

calumny

slander | aspersion

25

avid

eager | greedy | zealous for something

26

neophyte

person who has been converted to a belief

27

enervating

causing debilitation

28

effrontery

boldness | impudence | arrogance

29

jaded

Tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something

30

propitious

auspicious presenting favorable circumstances

31

austerity

the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

32

rhetoric

art of using language effectively to please or persuade | grandiloquence

33

inept

unskillful said or done at the wrong time

34

mirabile dictu

Interjection for wonderfully | amazingly | It's a miracle!

35

stolid

showing no emotion | impassive | phlegmatic | stoic | apathetic

36

ersatz

artificial and inferior | an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation

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evanescent

tending to disappear like vapour | vanishing | ephemeral | fleeting

38

feint

pretend

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impetuous

having sudden energy | impulsive | forceful | haste | precipitous

40

goad

to urge on

41

phlogiston

a hypothetical substance once believed to be present in all combustible materials and to be released during burning

42

sumptuary

regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior

43

arabesque

a complex ornate design

44

didactic

intended to teach or instruct

45

graphologist

has interests in handwriting

46

prescient

perceiving the significance of events before they occur

47

cordial

warm and sincere

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temperate

showing self-control

49

paediatrician

is a doctor of infants

50

benefactor

person who has given help

51

bildungsromans

Coming of age story

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turpitude

wickedness | shamefulness

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perspicacity

quick judging and understanding, sagacity

54

deferential

showing respect

55

squander

spend wastefully | profligate | fritter / prodigal | spendthrift

56

Culminate

To reach to the top or summit | climax

57

aberration

straying away from what is normal

58

temerity

boldness | brashness | intrepidness

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vilify

say evil things | slander | revile | vituperate

60

parlous

fraught with danger

61

sclerotic

of or relating to the sclera of the eyeball | relating to or having sclerosis | hardened

62

perspicuity

being clear | clarity | antonym of ambiguity

63

malinger

to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty

64

eddy

circular or spiral movement (e.g.. of wind)

65

Heuristic

A process that enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves

66

relinquish

part with a possession or right | turn away from | give up (power)

67

taciturn PRON: TAA sit urn

untalkative | silent | reticent. [DOES NOT MEAN: implied without direct expression]

68

belabor

beat hard

69

incendiary

capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily | arousing to action or rebellion | involving deliberate burning of property | a bomb that is designed to start fires | is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel) | a criminal who illegally sets fire to property

70

instantiate

represent by an instance or a concrete example

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redoubtable

formidable causing fear

72

luculent pron: LUCK u lent

Understandable // shining or glowing

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succinct

brief | concise | pithy | terse | compendious | sententious

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imperative

urgent essential

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endemic

epidemic | prevailing to people living in a particular location

76

recognizance

A conditional obligation undertaken by someone before a court, e.g. to appear in court at a certain date

77

egotist

talks about accomplishments

78

saccharine

excessively sweet

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abdication

giving up control authority

80

conundrum

a riddle | dilemma | enigma

81

obduracy

resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible

82

sartorial

of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring | of or relating to the sartorius muscle

83

epistemological

requiring an account of how knowledge of the given subject could be obtained

84

antediluvian

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period | of or relating to the period before the biblical flood | any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge | a very old person

85

paean

song of praise or triumph

86

fecklessness

worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual

87

perpetrate

be guilty commit (a crime)

88

haughty

arrogant conceited

89

disparate

essentially different | unlike

90

In flagrante delicto

Caught in the act... "in blazing offence"

91

make thin and weak

emaciate

92

threatening | fore-shadowing ill fortune

ominous

93

substance used to absorb moisture

desiccant

94

a state of extreme dishonor | state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

opprobrium

95

suspended action

abeyance

96

sounding as if the nose were pinched | of or pertaining to the adenoids

adenoidal

97

where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence

provenance

98

crude | offensive | rude

boorish

99

like a rock hard stony

petrous

100

characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides | (of conflict) within a group or organization

Internecine

101

a person's face or facial expression | support / to support | to admit as acceptable or possible.

countenance

102

existing everywhere | epidemic over a wide geographical area | an epidemic that is geographically widespread | occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

pandemic

103

to attack verbally denounce deprecate

inveigh

104

involving clever rogues or adventurers

picaresque

105

lacking interest or significance | displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity | lacking in nutritive value

jejune

106

identifying words by which something is classified | designation

appellation

107

stubbornly resistant to authority | refractory | Easily irritated or annoyed

fractious

108

to lessen | to subside

abate

109

Know thyself

gnothi seauton | pron NO-t say-ow-TAUN

110

snub | reject

rebuff

111

end (a debt) by setting aside money

amortize

112

lack of restraint or moderation | addiction to alcohol

intemperence

113

criticism | slandering | verbal attack | aspersion | calumny

detraction

114

slander | aspersion

calumny

115

eager | greedy | zealous for something

avid

116

person who has been converted to a belief

neophyte

117

causing debilitation

enervating

118

show some inclination to accept (an offer)

nibble

119

boldness | impudence | arrogance

effrontery

120

tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something

jaded

121

auspicious presenting favorable circumstances

propitious

122

the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

austerity

123

art of using language effectively to please or persuade | grandiloquence

rhetoric

124

unskillful said or done at the wrong time

inept

125

Interjection for wonderfully | amazingly | It's a miracle!

mirabile dictu

126

showing no emotion | impassive | phlegmatic | stoic | apathetic

stolid

127

artificial and inferior | an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation

ersatz

128

tending to disappear like vapour | vanishing | ephemeral | fleeting

evanescent

129

pretend

feint

130

having sudden energy | impulsive | forceful | haste | precipitous

impetuous

131

to urge on

goad

132

a hypothetical substance once believed to be present in all combustible materials and to be released during burning

phlogiston

133

regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior

sumptuary

134

a complex ornate design

arabesque

135

intended to teach or instruct

didactic

136

has interests in handwriting

graphologist

137

perceiving the significance of events before they occur

prescient

138

warm and sincere

cordial

139

showing self-control

temperate

140

is a doctor of infants

paediatrician

141

person who has given help

benefactor

142

Coming of age story

bildungsromans

143

wickedness | shamefulness

turpitude

144

quick judging and understanding, sagacity

perspicacity

145

showing respect

deferential

146

spend wastefully | profligate | fritter / prodigal | spendthrift

squander

147

To reach to the top or summit | climax

Culminate

148

straying away from what is normal

aberration

149

boldness | brashness | intrepidness

temerity

150

say evil things | slander | revile | vituperate

vilify

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fraught with danger

parlous

152

of or relating to the sclera of the eyeball | relating to or having sclerosis | hardened

sclerotic

153

being clear | clarity | antonym of ambiguity

perspicuity

154

to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty

malinger

155

circular or spiral movement (e.g.. of wind)

eddy

156

A process that enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves

Heuristic

157

part with a possession or right | turn away from | give up (power)

relinquish

158

untalkative | silent | reticent. [DOES NOT MEAN: implied without direct expression]

taciturn PRON: TAA sit urn

159

beat hard

belabor

160

capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily | arousing to action or rebellion | involving deliberate burning of property | a bomb that is designed to start fires | is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel) | a criminal who illegally sets fire to property

incendiary

161

represent by an instance or a concrete example

instantiate

162

formidable causing fear

redoubtable

163

Understandable // shining or glowing

luculent pron: LUCK u lent

164

brief | concise | pithy | terse | compendious | sententious

succinct

165

urgent essential

imperative

166

epidemic | prevailing to people living in a particular location

endemic

167

A conditional obligation undertaken by someone before a court, e.g. to appear in court at a certain date

recognizance

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talks about accomplishments

egotist

169

excessively sweet

saccharine

170

giving up control authority

abdication

171

a riddle | dilemma | enigma

conundrum

172

resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible

obduracy

173

of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring | of or relating to the sartorius muscle

sartorial

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requiring an account of how knowledge of the given subject could be obtained

epistemological

175

so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period | of or relating to the period before the biblical flood | any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge | a very old person

antediluvian

176

song of praise or triumph

paean

177

worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual

fecklessness

178

be guilty commit (a crime)

perpetrate

179

arrogant conceited

haughty

180

essentially different | unlike

disparate

181

Caught in the act... "in blazing offence"

In flagrante delicto