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abut

border on

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accretion

the growing of separate things into one | increase by natural growth

1

acrophobia

Heights

3

antithetical

direct opposing

4

ascetic

practicing religious self-denial | austere | stark

5

beset

surrounded to be attacked by all sides | besieged | plagued

5

banal

Ordinary | trite | meaningless from overuse

5

benign

kind and gentle mild (climate)

5

balk

obstacle purposely to get on the way of

6

cabal

a scheme or plot a group of plotters

7

censure

expression of blame or disapproval | a rebuke

8

chauvinist

a person who is aggressively and blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory

9

corporeal

pertaining to the body | somatic

10

covetous

eagerly desirous

10

curmudgeon

bad-tempered person

11

decorum

propriety | properness

11

dearth

shortage | sacarcity | paucity

12

antipodal (NOT adenoidal)

relating to or situated on the opposite side of the earth

13

deprecate

protest against | express disapproval of | inveigh | deplore

13

deter

discourage hinder

15

diaphanous

transparent gauzy

16

Diptych (PRON DIP tick)

Painting (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets | a work made up of tow matching parts

17

dirge

hymn of mourning performed as a memorial to a dead person | lament

19

disproof

proof to the contrary

20

eclectic

composed of elements drawn from various sources | compiled

21

emolient

soothing (esp to the skin) | mollify

22

equable

Unvarying, steady; Free from extremes  |  Not easily disturbed; serene (re: temper)

23

extenuate

reduce the strength of | lessen seriousness | partially excuse

24

extricable

that can be freed

26

fawn

young deer | try to win somebodys favour | pander | toady | grovel

26

forswear

renounce | disallow | repudiate

27

gaffe

socially awkward or tactless act | rustic | gaucherie

28

garble

To reproduce in a confused and distorted way

29

glib

ready and smooth but not sincere

30

hoi polloi

the masses | the rabble

31

idiosyncrasy

personal mannerism

33

ignominious

shameful dishonorable undignified disgraceful

34

inane

silly | senseless

35

Interloper

A meddler | unauthorized person

36

intransigent

uncompromising, adamant

37

Intrinsic

From within | inherent | belonging to

39

invective

abusive language curses | vituperation

40

jabber

talk excitedly utter rapidly

41

limn

paint | portray

43

martinet

someone who demands exact conformity to rules | disciplinarian

44

mettlesome

courageous high-spirited

45

nepotism

favoritism

46

obdurate

hardened and unrepenting stubborn inflexible

46

noisome

offensive disgusting (smell)

47

obeisance (Pron o-BEE-sense)

A movement of the body made in token of respect or submission : bow | acknowledgment of another's superiority or importance : homage

48

Onthropology

study of human development

48

onerous

needing effort burdensome

49

pedantic

bookish | showing off | learning

50

pediment

triangular part above columns in Greek buildings

50

preclude

prevent from happening | make impossible

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profligacy

shameless immorality | dissolution | dissipation

52

prosaic

everyday mundane commonplace trite pedestrian

52

proselytize

convert to another faith or religion | evangelize

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protuberance

part of a thing that protrudes | a bulge

54

punctilious

precise paying attention to trivialities

54

prurient

characterized by lust | lubricious | salacious | lascivious

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pungency

sharpness stinging quality

57

purvey

provide supply

58

recreancy

cowardice | a cowardly giving up

60

repast

meal

63

reprove

to mildly criticize | admonish

65

rotund

rich and deep plump and round

65

reverent

feeling or showing deep respect

66

sanctimonious

self-righteous | hypocritical with FALSE piety

67

sanction

approval (by authority) penalty

68

scurvy

despicable: behaving in ways thought to be mean or contemptible

69

sententious

Terse and moralizing; given to aphorisms

70

snub

treat with contempt

72

specious

illogical of questionable truth or merit | deceptively attractive

73

stanch

to stop the flow of a fluid

74

stipple

paint with dots

76

stodgy

old fashioned | conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

77

striated

striped | grooved or banded

78

suppress

prevent from being known put an end to

80

torpor

mental and physical sluggishness

81

tractable

easily controlled or guided

82

vehement

marked by extreme intensity of emotions | inclined to react violently | fervid

83

verve

spirit vigor enthusiasm

84

border on

abut

85

the growing of separate things into one | increase by natural growth

accretion

86

Fear of heights

acrophobia

87

direct opposing

antithetical

88

practicing religious self-denial | austere | stark

ascetic

89

surrounded to be attacked by all sides | besieged | plagued

beset

90

Ordinary | trite | meaningless from overuse

banal

91

kind and gentle mild (climate)

benign

92

obstacle purposely to get on the way of

balk

93

a scheme or plot a group of plotters

cabal

94

expression of blame or disapproval | a rebuke

censure

95

a person who is aggressively and blindly patriotic, especially one devoted to military glory

chauvinist

96

pertaining to the body | somatic

corporeal

97

eagerly desirous

covetous

98

bad-tempered person

curmudgeon

99

To seek (favour) by flattery

Curry

100

shortage | sacarcity | paucity

dearth

101

propriety | properness

decorum

102

relating to or situated on the opposite side of the earth

antipodal (NOT adenoidal)

103

protest against | express disapproval of | inveigh | deplore

deprecate

104

discourage hinder

deter

105

transparent gauzy

diaphanous

106

Painting (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets | a work made up of tow matching parts

Diptych (PRON DIP tick)

107

hymn of mourning performed as a memorial to a dead person | lament

dirge

108

refuse to allow or accept as a correct

disallow

109

proof to the contrary

disproof

110

composed of elements drawn from various sources | compiled

eclectic

111

soothing (esp to the skin) | mollify

emolient

112

Unvarying, steady; Free from extremes  |  Not easily disturbed; serene (re: temper)

equable

113

reduce the strength of | lessen seriousness | partially excuse

extenuate

114

that can be freed

extricable

115

young deer | try to win somebodys favour | pander | toady | grovel

fawn

116

renounce | disallow | repudiate

forswear

117

socially awkward or tactless act | rustic | gaucherie

gaffe

118

To reproduce in a confused and distorted way

garble

119

ready and smooth but not sincere

glib

120

the masses | the rabble

hoi polloi

121

personal mannerism

idiosyncrasy

122

shameful dishonorable undignified disgraceful

ignominious

123

silly | senseless

inane

124

A meddler | unauthorized person

Interloper

125

uncompromising, adamant

intransigent

126

From within | inherent | belonging to

Intrinsic

127

abusive language curses | vituperation

invective

128

talk excitedly utter rapidly

jabber

129

paint | portray

limn

130

someone who demands exact conformity to rules | disciplinarian

martinet

131

courageous high-spirited

mettlesome

132

favoritism

nepotism

133

hardened and unrepenting stubborn inflexible

obdurate

134

offensive disgusting (smell)

noisome

135

A movement of the body made in token of respect or submission : bow | acknowledgment of another's superiority or importance : homage

obeisance (Pron o-BEE-sense)

136

study of human development

Onthropology

137

needing effort burdensome

onerous

138

bookish | showing off | learning

pedantic

139

triangular part above columns in Greek buildings

pediment

140

prevent from happening | make impossible

preclude

141

shameless immorality | dissolution | dissipation

profligacy

142

everyday mundane commonplace trite pedestrian

prosaic

143

convert to another faith or religion | evangelize

proselytize

144

part of a thing that protrudes | a bulge

protuberance

145

precise paying attention to trivialities

punctilious

146

characterized by lust | lubricious | salacious | lascivious

prurient

147

sharpness stinging quality

pungency

148

provide supply

purvey

149

cowardice | a cowardly giving up

recreancy

150

meal

repast

151

to mildly criticize | admonish

reprove

152

rich and deep plump and round

rotund

153

feeling or showing deep respect

reverent

154

self-righteous | hypocritical with FALSE piety

sanctimonious

155

approval (by authority) penalty

sanction

156

despicable: behaving in ways thought to be mean or contemptible

scurvy

157

Terse and moralizing; given to aphorisms

sententious

158

treat with contempt

snub

159

illogical of questionable truth or merit | deceptively attractive

specious

160

to stop the flow of a fluid

stanch

161

paint with dots

stipple

162

old fashioned | conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

stodgy

163

striped | grooved or banded

striated

164

prevent from being known put an end to

suppress

165

mental and physical sluggishness

torpor

166

easily controlled or guided

tractable

167

marked by extreme intensity of emotions | inclined to react violently | fervid

vehement

168

spirit vigor enthusiasm

verve