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Acrid

Sharp; pungent (used all smells and tastes)

2

Boorish

Ill-mannered

3

Cynical

Believing that people act out of selfish motives

4

Epistle

A letter (form of communication)

5

Heresy

Against orthodox opinion

6

Lance

Spear; spike; javelin

7

Obscure

Difficult to understand; partially hidden

8

Poignant

Deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

9

Respite

A break; intermission

10

Terse

Concise; to the point

11

Acrophobia

Fear of heights

12

Bourgeois

Middle-class

13

Debility

Weakness; incapacity

14

Epistolary

Concerned with letters; through correspondence

15

Hiatus

Interruption; pause

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Languid

Tired; slow

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Obscured

Hidden; covered; buried

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Poised

Calm; collected; self-possessed

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Resplendent

Shining; glowing

20

Therapeutic

Medicinal; curative

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Acuity

Sharpness (mental or visual)

22

Braggart

Someone who boasts

23

Debunking

Exposing false claims or myths

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Epitomized

Typified; characterized; personified

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Hidebound

Rigid in opinions

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Languish

Decay; fade away; get weaker

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Obsequious

Servile; submissive

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Polemical

Causing debates or arguments

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Restorative

A tonic

30

Thwart

Prevent; frustrate

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Adamant

Forceful; inflexible

32

Brawny

Muscular

33

Decathlon

An athletic competition with ten events

34

Equivocate

Speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth

35

Hieroglyphics

1.Picture writing; 2. Writing which is difficult to read or enigmatic

36

Larceny

Theft; robbery; stealing

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Obsession

A dominating concern

38

Ponderous

Weighty; slow and heavy

39

Retention

Preservation; withholding

40

Timorous

Cowardly; fearful

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Adroit

Skillful

42

Brevity

Being brief

43

Decorum

Dignified, correct behavior [decorous (a)]

44

Err

Make a mistake

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Hinder

Obstruct

46

Largess

Generosity

47

Obsolete

No longer valid

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Pontificate

Speak pompously or dogmaticallt

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Reticent

Restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative

50

Tirade

Stream of verbal abuse

51

Adulation

Strong admiration; worship

52

Bristle

To show irritation

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Decoy

Lure; track; trick

54

Erratic

Wandering; irregular

55

Histrionic

Theatrical; exaggerated

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Laud

Praise

57

Obstreperous

Noisy and boisterous

58

Portend

Foretell

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Retraction

Withdrawal; cancellation of a statement

60

Titter

Giggle quietly

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Adversity

Hardship

62

Broach

Start to discuss; approach

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Deference

Respect

64

Esoteric

Obscure and difficult to understand

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Hoary

Old

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Lavish

On a grand scale; wasteful

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Obtuse

Mentally dull

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Portent

A warning sign; omen

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Revere

Worship

70

Tome

Large book

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Advocate

Support

72

Brusque

Blunt; abrupt

73

Defoliate

Cause leaves to fall off

74

Espouse

Promote; take up; support

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Hone

Sharpen; increase; whet

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Lax

Careless; not strict

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Obviate

Avoid; make unnecessary

78

Poseur

Someone who puts on an act

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Riddled

Full of (usually full of holes)

80

Torpid

Inactive; lazy; stagnant

81

Aesthetic

Concerning art or beauty

82

Bulwark

Fortification; barricade; wall

83

Defunct

No longer in existence

84

Etymology

The study of word origins

85

Hyperbole

Grossly exaggerated speech

86

Legend

1. Key to map; 2. Myth or story

87

Odious

Hateful

88

Posterity

Future generations

89

Rife

Commin

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Torpor

Dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity

91

Affable

Friendly; social; easy-going

92

Bureacracy

Officialdom

93

Degradation

Deprivation; poverty; debasement

94

Eulogy

Praise

95

Hypochondriac

Person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses

96

Legion

In large numbers

97

Officious

Domineering; intrusive; meddlesome

98

Posthumous

After death

99

Rigor

Thoroughness

100

Totter

Walk unsteadily

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Sharp; pungent (used all smells and tastes)

Acrid

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Ill-mannered

Boorish

103

Believing that people act out of selfish motives

Cynical

104

A letter (form of communication)

Epistle

105

Against orthodox opinion

Heresy

106

Spear; spike; javelin

Lance

107

Difficult to understand; partially hidden

Obscure

108

Deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

Poignant

109

A break; intermission

Respite

110

Concise; to the point

Terse

111

Fear of heights

Acrophobia

112

Middle-class

Bourgeois

113

Weakness; incapacity

Debility

114

Concerned with letters; through correspondence

Epistolary

115

Interruption; pause

Hiatus

116

Tired; slow

Languid

117

Hidden; covered; buried

Obscured

118

Calm; collected; self-possessed

Poised

119

Shining; glowing

Resplendent

120

Medicinal; curative

Therapeutic

121

Sharpness (mental or visual)

Acuity

122

Someone who boasts

Braggart

123

Exposing false claims or myths

Debunking

124

Typified; characterized; personified

Epitomized

125

Rigid in opinions

Hidebound

126

Decay; fade away; get weaker

Languish

127

Servile; submissive

Obsequious

128

Causing debates or arguments

Polemical

129

A tonic

Restorative

130

Prevent; frustrate

Thwart

131

Forceful; inflexible

Adamant

132

Muscular

Brawny

133

An athletic competition with ten events

Decathlon

134

Speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth

Equivocate

135

1.Picture writing; 2. Writing which is difficult to read or enigmatic

Hieroglyphics

136

Theft; robbery; stealing

Larceny

137

A dominating concern

Obsession

138

Weighty; slow and heavy

Ponderous

139

Preservation; withholding

Retention

140

Cowardly; fearful

Timorous

141

Skillful

Adroit

142

Being brief

Brevity

143

Dignified, correct behavior [decorous (a)]

Decorum

144

Make a mistake

Err

145

Obstruct

Hinder

146

Generosity

Largess

147

No longer valid

Obsolete

148

Speak pompously or dogmaticallt

Pontificate

149

Restrained; holding something back; uncommunicative

Reticent

150

Stream of verbal abuse

Tirade

151

Strong admiration; worship

Adulation

152

To show irritation

Bristle

153

Lure; track; trick

Decoy

154

Wandering; irregular

Erratic

155

Theatrical; exaggerated

Histrionic

156

Praise

Laud

157

Noisy and boisterous

Obstreperous

158

Foretell

Portend

159

Withdrawal; cancellation of a statement

Retraction

160

Giggle quietly

Titter

161

Hardship

Adversity

162

Start to discuss; approach

Broach

163

Respect

Deference

164

Obscure and difficult to understand

Esoteric

165

Old

Hoary

166

On a grand scale; wasteful

Lavish

167

Mentally dull

Obtuse

168

A warning sign; omen

Portent

169

Worship

Revere

170

Large book

Tome

171

Support

Advocate

172

Blunt; abrupt

Brusque

173

Cause leaves to fall off

Defoliate

174

Promote; take up; support

Espouse

175

Sharpen; increase; whet

Hone

176

Careless; not strict

Lax

177

Avoid; make unnecessary

Obviate

178

Someone who puts on an act

Poseur

179

Full of (usually full of holes)

Riddled

180

Inactive; lazy; stagnant

Torpid

181

Concerning art or beauty

Aesthetic

182

Fortification; barricade; wall

Bulwark

183

No longer in existence

Defunct

184

The study of word origins

Etymology

185

Grossly exaggerated speech

Hyperbole

186

1. Key to map; 2. Myth or story

Legend

187

Hateful

Odious

188

Future generations

Posterity

189

Commin

Rife

190

Dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity

Torpor

191

Friendly; social; easy-going

Affable

192

Officialdom

Bureacracy

193

Deprivation; poverty; debasement

Degradation

194

Praise

Eulogy

195

Person obsessed with health; having imaginary illnesses

Hypochondriac

196

In large numbers

Legion

197

Domineering; intrusive; meddlesome

Officious

198

After death

Posthumous

199

Thoroughness

Rigor

200

Walk unsteadily

Totter