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Abate

Reduced in intensity

2

Abjure

Renounce; swear to refrain from something

3

Blandishment

Words used to coax or flatter [blandish (v)]

4

Boor

Ill-mannered person [boorish (a)]

5

Cardinal

1. High ranking church official 2. Major, important

6

Deliberate

1. Slow (a) 2. To think over (v) 3. On purpose (a)

7

Equivocation

Speaking ambiguously [equivocate (v), equivocal (a)]

8

Feckless

Feeble; helpless; lacking in initiative

9

Imperturbability

Quality of being calm and not easily disturbed [impeturbable (a)]

10

Meretricious

Falsely attractive; tawdry

11

Augury

Prediction, looking for omens [auger (v)]

12

Boycott

Refuse to have dealings with

13

Glib

Slick; superficial esp. in speech

14

Incise

Cut into [incision (n); incisive (a)]

15

Moralistic

Concerned with morals [moralise (v)]

16

Ostracism

Shunning; social isolation [ostracise (v)]

17

Penchant

Inclination; leaning; tendency; predilection

18

Rarely

Make less dense [rarefaction (n)]

19

Reprint

Fret; be discontented

20

Stipulate

Specify [stipulation (n)]

21

Diaphanous

Transparent; thin and delicate

22

Feint

Pretended attack; a move intended to deceive

23

Inured

Hardened; habituated

24

Mettlesome

Spirited [mettle (n)]

25

Puissance

Power

26

Recondite

Obscure

27

Stygian

Very dark

28

Touting

Advertising; supporting [tout (v)]

29

Virtuosity

Skill, expertise [virtuoso (n); virtuosi (n. pl)]

30

Volubility

Excessive talkativeness [voluble (a)]

31

Carey

Punctuation mark signifying omission

32

Contiguous

Adjacent; touching; abutting [contiguity (n)]

33

Damp

(In terms of vibrations) reduce in extent

34

Ellipsis

Omission of essential words

35

Extirpation

Wiping out; complete destruction [extirpate (v)]

36

Foppish

Behaving of dressing like a dandy; excessively concerned with fashion

37

Gaffe

Blunder; social mistake

38

Hortatory

Encouraging; exhorting

39

Opprobrious

Expressing great scorn [opprobrium (n)]

40

Recumbent

Reclining; lying down

41

Ambidextrous

Able to use both left and right ha do equally well

42

Cukpability

Guilt [culpable = blameworthy]

43

Discernment

Judgement; perceptiveness

44

Encomienda

Praise

45

Inveigle

Coax; cajole; wheedle; entice

46

Minatory

Threatening

47

Ossified

Turned to bone; become rigid [ossification (n)]

48

Plumb

Measure depth of (v); exact (a. slang)

49

Quintessential

Most typical; the perfect example of [quintessence (n)]

50

Runic

Mysterious; magical

51

Accretion

Accumulation of matter; growth produced by adding from the outside

52

Anachronistic

Occurring in the wrong time period [anachronism (n)]

53

Chronic

Long lasting (often used for diseases in which case the opposite is 'acute')

54

Churlishness

Rudeness; ill-mannered behavior

55

Demagogue

Mob leader (who appeals to base instincts)

56

Effrontery

Daring; audacity (has a negative connotation)

57

Idyll

Story or incident in peaceful or ideal setting [idyllic (a)]

58

Interregnum

Interval between reigns or governments

59

Nugatory

Of minor significance; futile

60

Sinecure

Job which pays salary but requiring little effort

61

Anodized

Electroplated; coated with thin layer of metal

62

Aphoristic

Expressed tersely [aphorism (n) = short statement; maxim]

63

Canonical

Orthodox [canon (n) = set of accepted works]

64

Commensurate

Equal in significance

65

Dexterity

Skill, esp. With hands [dexterous (a)]

66

Extant

Still in existence (opposite of extinct)

67

Impugned

Challenged; called into question

68

Probity

Uprightness; honesty

69

Raconteur

Person who relates a story

70

Solicitous

Kindly; expressing care and concern

71

Amalgamate

Join; consolidate [amalgamation (n)]

72

Baleful

Evil

73

Coerce

Force [coercion (n); coercing (a)]

74

Inchoate

Undeveloped; nascent

75

Iniquitous

Evil; unjust [iniquity (n)]

76

Libertine

Dissolute person; prodigal

77

Millinery

Hats and hat-making

78

Natty

Neat; dapper; smart

79

Occluded

Obscured; blocked

80

Sidereal

Of or related to stars

81

Avaricious

Greedy for money

82

Extirpate

Wipe out totally

83

Halcyon

Peaceful and happy; calm (esp. Of summer weather)

84

List (v)

1. To lean to one side 2. To write in order

85

Maudline

Sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

86

Refulgent

Glowing; radiant

87

Subliminal

Below the threshold of consciousness

88

Testiness

Irritability; irascibility [testy (a)]

89

Vituperate

Attack bitterly

90

Whittle

1. Carve with knife 2. Reduce step by step

91

Caricature

Ridicule (v); cartoon intended to ridicule (n)

92

Colander

Strainer

93

Cumbersome

Bulky; difficult to carry [encumber = to burden]

94

Dispatch

1. Send 2. Speed, celerity (n)

95

Epistemology

Theory of knowledge

96

Froward

Stubborn; wayward; disobedient

97

Supine

Lying flat on one's back

98

Throwback

Exhibiting primitive, or ancestral, traits

99

Untoward

Unexpected

100

Verisimilar

True to life; giving the appearance of reality

101

Reduced in intensity

Abate

102

Renounce; swear to refrain from something

Abjure

103

Words used to coax or flatter [blandish (v)]

Blandishment

104

Ill-mannered person [boorish (a)]

Boor

105

1. High ranking church official 2. Major, important

Cardinal

106

1. Slow (a) 2. To think over (v) 3. On purpose (a)

Deliberate

107

Speaking ambiguously [equivocate (v), equivocal (a)]

Equivocation

108

Feeble; helpless; lacking in initiative

Feckless

109

Quality of being calm and not easily disturbed [impeturbable (a)]

Imperturbability

110

Falsely attractive; tawdry

Meretricious

111

Prediction, looking for omens [auger (v)]

Augury

112

Refuse to have dealings with

Boycott

113

Slick; superficial esp. in speech

Glib

114

Cut into [incision (n); incisive (a)]

Incise

115

Concerned with morals [moralise (v)]

Moralistic

116

Shunning; social isolation [ostracise (v)]

Ostracism

117

Inclination; leaning; tendency; predilection

Penchant

118

Make less dense [rarefaction (n)]

Rarely

119

Fret; be discontented

Reprint

120

Specify [stipulation (n)]

Stipulate

121

Transparent; thin and delicate

Diaphanous

122

Pretended attack; a move intended to deceive

Feint

123

Hardened; habituated

Inured

124

Spirited [mettle (n)]

Mettlesome

125

Power

Puissance

126

Obscure

Recondite

127

Very dark

Stygian

128

Advertising; supporting [tout (v)]

Touting

129

Skill, expertise [virtuoso (n); virtuosi (n. pl)]

Virtuosity

130

Excessive talkativeness [voluble (a)]

Volubility

131

Punctuation mark signifying omission

Carey

132

Adjacent; touching; abutting [contiguity (n)]

Contiguous

133

(In terms of vibrations) reduce in extent

Damp

134

Omission of essential words

Ellipsis

135

Wiping out; complete destruction [extirpate (v)]

Extirpation

136

Behaving of dressing like a dandy; excessively concerned with fashion

Foppish

137

Blunder; social mistake

Gaffe

138

Encouraging; exhorting

Hortatory

139

Expressing great scorn [opprobrium (n)]

Opprobrious

140

Reclining; lying down

Recumbent

141

Able to use both left and right ha do equally well

Ambidextrous

142

Guilt [culpable = blameworthy]

Cukpability

143

Judgement; perceptiveness

Discernment

144

Praise

Encomienda

145

Coax; cajole; wheedle; entice

Inveigle

146

Threatening

Minatory

147

Turned to bone; become rigid [ossification (n)]

Ossified

148

Measure depth of (v); exact (a. slang)

Plumb

149

Most typical; the perfect example of [quintessence (n)]

Quintessential

150

Mysterious; magical

Runic

151

Accumulation of matter; growth produced by adding from the outside

Accretion

152

Occurring in the wrong time period [anachronism (n)]

Anachronistic

153

Long lasting (often used for diseases in which case the opposite is 'acute')

Chronic

154

Rudeness; ill-mannered behavior

Churlishness

155

Mob leader (who appeals to base instincts)

Demagogue

156

Daring; audacity (has a negative connotation)

Effrontery

157

Story or incident in peaceful or ideal setting [idyllic (a)]

Idyll

158

Interval between reigns or governments

Interregnum

159

Of minor significance; futile

Nugatory

160

Job which pays salary but requiring little effort

Sinecure

161

Electroplated; coated with thin layer of metal

Anodized

162

Expressed tersely [aphorism (n) = short statement; maxim]

Aphoristic

163

Orthodox [canon (n) = set of accepted works]

Canonical

164

Equal in significance

Commensurate

165

Skill, esp. With hands [dexterous (a)]

Dexterity

166

Still in existence (opposite of extinct)

Extant

167

Challenged; called into question

Impugned

168

Uprightness; honesty

Probity

169

Person who relates a story

Raconteur

170

Kindly; expressing care and concern

Solicitous

171

Join; consolidate [amalgamation (n)]

Amalgamate

172

Evil

Baleful

173

Force [coercion (n); coercing (a)]

Coerce

174

Undeveloped; nascent

Inchoate

175

Evil; unjust [iniquity (n)]

Iniquitous

176

Dissolute person; prodigal

Libertine

177

Hats and hat-making

Millinery

178

Neat; dapper; smart

Natty

179

Obscured; blocked

Occluded

180

Of or related to stars

Sidereal

181

Greedy for money

Avaricious

182

Wipe out totally

Extirpate

183

Peaceful and happy; calm (esp. Of summer weather)

Halcyon

184

1. To lean to one side 2. To write in order

List (v)

185

Sad; sentimental; inclined to weep

Maudline

186

Glowing; radiant

Refulgent

187

Below the threshold of consciousness

Subliminal

188

Irritability; irascibility [testy (a)]

Testiness

189

Attack bitterly

Vituperate

190

1. Carve with knife 2. Reduce step by step

Whittle

191

Ridicule (v); cartoon intended to ridicule (n)

Caricature

192

Strainer

Colander

193

Bulky; difficult to carry [encumber = to burden]

Cumbersome

194

1. Send 2. Speed, celerity (n)

Dispatch

195

Theory of knowledge

Epistemology

196

Stubborn; wayward; disobedient

Froward

197

Lying flat on one's back

Supine

198

Exhibiting primitive, or ancestral, traits

Throwback

199

Unexpected

Untoward

200

True to life; giving the appearance of reality

Verisimilar