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Abysmal

Very deep; very bad

2

Approbation

Approval [opp. Of disapprobation]

3

Bent (n)

Inclination; aptitude

4

Cadge

Get by begging

5

Debacle

Disaster

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Extemporaneous

Speak without preparation or rehearsal [extemporaneous (a)]

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Incumbents

Occupiers of a job or position

8

Lambaste

Attack verbally

9

Noisome

Disgusting

10

Pastiche

Work (usually artistic) which imitates, or is composed of parts taken from varied sources

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Arboreal

Living in trees; concerned with trees

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Centrifuge

Device to separate substances by spinning them at high speeds

13

Cloistered

Isolated

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Disabuse

Make someone aware of an error in thinking

15

Engendering

Causing; bringing into being [engender (v)]

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Intemperate

Excessive; immoderate [intemperance (n)]

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Lugubrious

Sad; gloomy

18

Nonplussed

Confused

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Pedagogy

Science of education; teaching

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Satiate

Satisfy; fill completely [satiable (a); satiation (n)]

21

Artless

Without effort; without trickery; simple

22

Comeliness

Beauty; prettiness [comely (a)]

23

Doff

Take off (hat)

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Don

Put on (clothes)

25

Erudition

Learning; scholarly knowledge [erudite (a)]

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Plaintive

Sad; mournful

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Suborn

Bribe

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Tendentious

Dogmatic; biased

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Tortuous

Indirect; winding

30

Verbiage

Excessive or meaningless wordiness

31

Atonement

Making amends for sin or crime [atone (v)]

32

Complaisance

Flexibility; willingness to please [complaisant (a)]

33

Daguerreotype

Forerunner of the photograph

34

Fawn

Behave in a sycophantic way; grovel [fawning (a)]

35

Gregariousness

Sociability; liking for crowds [gregarious (a)]

36

Nascent

Emerging; newly formed

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Paean

Praise; tribute (song)

38

Reproof

Scolding; criticism [reprove (v)]

39

Scurvy

1. Disease due to lack of vitamin C 2. Contemptible; rascally

40

Tutelary

Serving as a guardian [tutelage (n)]

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Abscission

Cutting; process causing leaves to fall off

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Contentious

Causing argument [contention (n); contend (v)]

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Debilitating

Weakening [debilitate (v)]

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Foible

Quirk; minor weakness

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Importune

Beg; solicit [importunate (a)]

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Pertain

Be relevant to [pertinent (a)]

47

Slew

Glut; excess

48

Toady

Sycophant; flatterer

49

Torrid

Hot and steamy

50

Veracious

True [veracity (n)]

51

Asperity

Using harsh or critical tone

52

Blowhard

Boastful person

53

Disingenuous

Crafty

54

Evanescent

Short-lived [evanescence (n)]

55

Intangible

Cannot be touched; abstract [intangibility (n)]

56

Labile

Changing rapidly; unstable

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Malapropism

Use of similar sounding but incorrect wors

58

Posture (v)

To put on an act

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Proximate

Immediate; nearest

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Pugnacious

Aggressive; ready to fight [pugnacity (n)]

61

Foreshadowed

Indicated a future event [foreshadow (v)]

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Gaucherie

Awkwardness [gauche (a)]

63

Heterodox

Unorthodox

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Inscrutability

Quality of being difficult to comprehend [inscrutable (a)]

65

Limerick

Story amusing poem

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Mannered

Stylized; pretentious

67

Pluck (n)

Courage

68

Sedulous

Persevering; eager and thorough

69

Syllogism

Type of logical reasoning

70

Vicissitude

Unexpected change in fortune or circumstances

71

Acolyte

Disciple; follower or attendant

72

Admonitory

Scolding [admonition (n)]

73

Caprices

Whimsies; fancies

74

Cornucopia

Symbol (horn filled with fruit etc.) denoting a natural abundance

75

Deferential

Showing respect [deference (n); defer (v)]

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Intractability

Stubbornness; resistance [intractable (a)]

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Luminary

Eminent person

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Minion

Underling; servant

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Undergird

Support; strengthen

80

Vitiate

Weaken; sap energy

81

Coteri

Clique; small group with common interests

82

Denigrate

Decry; criticise; belittle

83

Empirical

Found by experiment or practice

84

Gainsay

Contradict

85

Hyperbole

Exaggeration [hyperbolic (a)]

86

Modest

1. Bashful; unpretentious 2. Not excessive

87

Prolixity

Wordiness [prolix (a)]

88

Rebus

Puzzle in which pictures give clues

89

Sere

Withered; old

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Vulpine

Fox-like [compare with bovine (cow-like); porcine (pig-like), etc.]

91

Corroborate

Give supporting evidence [corroboration (n)]

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Exacerbated

Made worse [exacerbate (v); exacerbation (n)]

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Exact (v)

To demand; extort

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Faddish

Whimsical; following a fashion

95

Hapless

Unlucky

96

Misconstrue

Interpret something wrong

97

Perennial

Long-lasting

98

Rent

Torn (p.p. of verb 'to rend')

99

Shard

Fragment of pottery

100

Xenophobe

Person afraid of foreigners

101

Very deep; very bad

Abysmal

102

Approval [opp. Of disapprobation]

Approbation

103

Inclination; aptitude

Bent (n)

104

Get by begging

Cadge

105

Disaster

Debacle

106

Speak without preparation or rehearsal [extemporaneous (a)]

Extemporaneous

107

Occupiers of a job or position

Incumbents

108

Attack verbally

Lambaste

109

Disgusting

Noisome

110

Work (usually artistic) which imitates, or is composed of parts taken from varied sources

Pastiche

111

Living in trees; concerned with trees

Arboreal

112

Device to separate substances by spinning them at high speeds

Centrifuge

113

Isolated

Cloistered

114

Make someone aware of an error in thinking

Disabuse

115

Causing; bringing into being [engender (v)]

Engendering

116

Excessive; immoderate [intemperance (n)]

Intemperate

117

Sad; gloomy

Lugubrious

118

Confused

Nonplussed

119

Science of education; teaching

Pedagogy

120

Satisfy; fill completely [satiable (a); satiation (n)]

Satiate

121

Without effort; without trickery; simple

Artless

122

Beauty; prettiness [comely (a)]

Comeliness

123

Take off (hat)

Doff

124

Put on (clothes)

Don

125

Learning; scholarly knowledge [erudite (a)]

Erudition

126

Sad; mournful

Plaintive

127

Bribe

Suborn

128

Dogmatic; biased

Tendentious

129

Indirect; winding

Tortuous

130

Excessive or meaningless wordiness

Verbiage

131

Making amends for sin or crime [atone (v)]

Atonement

132

Flexibility; willingness to please [complaisant (a)]

Complaisance

133

Forerunner of the photograph

Daguerreotype

134

Behave in a sycophantic way; grovel [fawning (a)]

Fawn

135

Sociability; liking for crowds [gregarious (a)]

Gregariousness

136

Emerging; newly formed

Nascent

137

Praise; tribute (song)

Paean

138

Scolding; criticism [reprove (v)]

Reproof

139

1. Disease due to lack of vitamin C 2. Contemptible; rascally

Scurvy

140

Serving as a guardian [tutelage (n)]

Tutelary

141

Cutting; process causing leaves to fall off

Abscission

142

Causing argument [contention (n); contend (v)]

Contentious

143

Weakening [debilitate (v)]

Debilitating

144

Quirk; minor weakness

Foible

145

Beg; solicit [importunate (a)]

Importune

146

Be relevant to [pertinent (a)]

Pertain

147

Glut; excess

Slew

148

Sycophant; flatterer

Toady

149

Hot and steamy

Torrid

150

True [veracity (n)]

Veracious

151

Using harsh or critical tone

Asperity

152

Boastful person

Blowhard

153

Crafty

Disingenuous

154

Short-lived [evanescence (n)]

Evanescent

155

Cannot be touched; abstract [intangibility (n)]

Intangible

156

Changing rapidly; unstable

Labile

157

Use of similar sounding but incorrect wors

Malapropism

158

To put on an act

Posture (v)

159

Immediate; nearest

Proximate

160

Aggressive; ready to fight [pugnacity (n)]

Pugnacious

161

Indicated a future event [foreshadow (v)]

Foreshadowed

162

Awkwardness [gauche (a)]

Gaucherie

163

Unorthodox

Heterodox

164

Quality of being difficult to comprehend [inscrutable (a)]

Inscrutability

165

Story amusing poem

Limerick

166

Stylized; pretentious

Mannered

167

Courage

Pluck (n)

168

Persevering; eager and thorough

Sedulous

169

Type of logical reasoning

Syllogism

170

Unexpected change in fortune or circumstances

Vicissitude

171

Disciple; follower or attendant

Acolyte

172

Scolding [admonition (n)]

Admonitory

173

Whimsies; fancies

Caprices

174

Symbol (horn filled with fruit etc.) denoting a natural abundance

Cornucopia

175

Showing respect [deference (n); defer (v)]

Deferential

176

Stubbornness; resistance [intractable (a)]

Intractability

177

Eminent person

Luminary

178

Underling; servant

Minion

179

Support; strengthen

Undergird

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Weaken; sap energy

Vitiate

181

Clique; small group with common interests

Coteri

182

Decry; criticise; belittle

Denigrate

183

Found by experiment or practice

Empirical

184

Contradict

Gainsay

185

Exaggeration [hyperbolic (a)]

Hyperbole

186

1. Bashful; unpretentious 2. Not excessive

Modest

187

Wordiness [prolix (a)]

Prolixity

188

Puzzle in which pictures give clues

Rebus

189

Withered; old

Sere

190

Fox-like [compare with bovine (cow-like); porcine (pig-like), etc.]

Vulpine

191

Give supporting evidence [corroboration (n)]

Corroborate

192

Made worse [exacerbate (v); exacerbation (n)]

Exacerbated

193

To demand; extort

Exact (v)

194

Whimsical; following a fashion

Faddish

195

Unlucky

Hapless

196

Interpret something wrong

Misconstrue

197

Long-lasting

Perennial

198

Torn (p.p. of verb 'to rend')

Rent

199

Fragment of pottery

Shard

200

Person afraid of foreigners

Xenophobe