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quaint: Read
a. Syn. odd; picturesque; strange
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character

quandary: Read
n. Syn. dilemma; predicament; perplexity
dilemma; state of uncertainty or perplexity

quench: Read
v. Syn. extinguish
put out a fire; extinguish; put an end to; destroy

query: Read
n. Syn. inquiry; question
inquiry; doubt in the mind; mental reservation

quest: Read
n. Syn. search; expedition
act of searching for something

quote: Read
v.
cite or repeat a passage from; repeat or copy the words of another

radiant: Read
a. Syn. ablaze; brilliant; delighted
brilliant; delighted

radical: Read
a. Syn. drastic; extreme
drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic

ragged: Read
a. Syn. torn; worn
torn; worn; having an irregular surface or edge; uneven or jagged in outline

raid: Read
n. Syn. invasion; attack
search without warning; surprise attack by a small armed force

random: Read
a. Syn. haphazard; chance
without definite purpose, plan, or aim; having no specific pattern

range: Read
n. Syn. limit
limits within which something can be effective; variety of different things or activities

ration: Read
n. Syn. allotment; allowance; portion
allotment; allowance; portion; allot; distribute in rations

raw: Read
a.
in the natural unprocessed condition; cruel and unfair; uncooked; untrained and inexperienced

raze: Read
v. Syn. demolish; ruin
destroy completely; scrape or shave off

rebellion: Read
n.
organized opposition to authority

recede: Read
v.
move back; retreat; withdraw a claim or pretension

reception: Read
n. Syn. receipt
act of receiving; manner in which something is greeted

recess: Read
n.
withdrawing or retiring; moving back; retreat; state of being withdrawn; seclusion

reciprocal: Read
a. Syn. mutual; exchangeable; interacting
concerning each of two or more persons or things; exchangeable; interacting

reckless: Read
a. Syn. irresponsible; careless
headstrong; rash; indifferent to or disregardful of consequences

reclaim: Read
v. Syn. rehabilitate; rejuvenate
bring into or return to a suitable condition for use; claim back; make useful again

reconcile: Read
v. Syn. adapt; settle; resolve
correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel; become compatible or consistent

recount: Read
v. Syn. narrate; depict; describe
narrate or tell; count over again

recrimination: Read
n. Syn. countercharge
countercharge; counter or mutual accusation; accusation brought by the accused against the accuser

recruit: Read
v. Syn. enlist; enroll
enlist; register formally as a participant; engage for military service

recurring: Read
a. Syn. repeated; recurrent; repetitious
repeated; Returning again; repetitious

redeem: Read
v.
purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for

redoubtable: Read
a. Syn. formidable
formidable; arousing fear or awe; worthy of respect or honor

refine: Read
v. Syn. purify
purify; make more precise; improve

refute: Read
v. Syn. disprove
disprove; prove to be false or incorrect

rehabilitate: Read
v. Syn. restore; recover
restore to proper condition; help to re-adapt, as to former state of health or good repute

rehearse: Read
v. Syn. practice; drill
practice; drill; engage in preparation for a public performance

reign: Read
n. Syn. sovereignty; rule; control
sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence

reimburse: Read
v. Syn. repay; refund; indemnify
pay back for some expense incurred

reiterate: Read
v.
say, state, or perform again or repeatedly

rejoice: Read
v.
feel joy; experience gladness in a high degree; have pleasurable satisfaction; be delighted; enjoy

rejoicing: Read
a.
of rejoice; feeling and expression of joy and gladness; procedure expressive of joy; festivity

release: Read
v. Syn. liberate; freedom
give off; liberate; grant freedom to; make something available

relegate: Read
v. Syn. delegate; assign
assign to obscure place, position, or condition; delegate; assign

reliable: Read
a. Syn. dependable; trustworthy
worthy of being depended on; trustworthy

relinquish: Read
v. Syn. yield; abandon; surrender; waive
give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon

relish: Read
v. Syn. enjoy
take keen or zestful pleasure in; enjoy the flavor of; give spice or flavor to

remedy: Read
n. Syn. drug
a medicine or therapy; ; cure; fix; repair; provide relief for

reminisce: Read
v.
recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories

remit: Read
v.
send back; give up; surrender; resign; restore; transmit or send, especially as money in payment of a demand

remnant: Read
n. Syn. remainder; relic
remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

render: Read
v. Syn. deliver; provide; represent
deliver;give or make available; provide; represent in a drawing or painting

renounce: Read
v. Syn. abandon; disown; relinquish
abandon; disown; turn away from; give up

renowned: Read
a.
famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities

repeal: Read
v. Syn. revoke; annul
revoke or annul, especially by official or formal act

repel: Read
v. Syn. disgust; reject; refuse
force or drive back; disgust; offer resistance to; fight against

repercussion: Read
n. Syn. rebound; reverberation; reaction
often indirect effect or result that is produced by an event or action; reflection, especially of sound

replenish: Read
v. Syn. refill; restock
fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to

reproach: Read
v. Syn. admonish
express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace

reprobate: Read
n.
person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples

reproduce: Read
v.
have offspring or young; duplicate; make a copy

reprove: Read
v. Syn. censure; rebuke
voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with

repugnance: Read
n.
extreme dislike or aversion; opposition; conflict; resistance, in a physical sense

repute: Read
v.
ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to; consider; suppose

rescind: Read
v. Syn. cancel; annul; repeal
cancel; make void; repeal or annul

resent: Read
v. Syn. begrudge
feel bitter; consider as injury or affront; be in angry

reserved: Read
a. Syn. silent
held in reserve; kept back or set aside; marked by self-restraint and reticence

residual: Read
a. Syn. remaining; surplus
remaining as a residue; surplus

resolute: Read
a. Syn. firm; determined; decided
firm, unyielding, or determined; having decided purpose

restless: Read
a.
never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; eager for change; discontented

resume: Read
v.
give a summary; return to a previous location or condition

resurrection: Read
n.
rising again; resumption of vigor; act of rising from the dead or returning to life

retaliate: Read
v.
do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront

reticent: Read
a.
inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.

retract: Read
v. Syn. withdraw; recede
withdraw; take back; draw back or in

retreat: Read
n. Syn. receding
receding; pull back or move away or backward; withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position

retrieve: Read
v. Syn. recover; regain
recover; find and bring in; get back

reveal: Read
v. Syn. expose; uncover
make known; disclose or show

revere: Read
v. Syn. worship; venerate; honor
worship; regard with feelings of respect or honor

revoke: Read
v. Syn. cancel; retract; void; annul
void or annul by recalling, withdrawing, or reversing; cancel; retract

riddle: Read
v. Syn. permeate; spread
pierce with numerous holes; perforate; permeate or spread throughout

rigid: Read
a. Syn. stiff; strict
stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending; not flexible

rigor: Read
n. Syn. severity
strictness or severity, as in temperament, action, or judgment; something hard to endure

rip: Read
v. Syn. tear; rend
tear or be torn violently; criticize or abuse strongly and violently

ripe: Read
a. Syn. ready; mature
ready; fully developed; mature

risky: Read
a. Syn. hazardous; dangerous
involving risk or danger; hazardous

roam: Read
v. Syn. wander; ramble; stroll
wander; ramble; stroll

rotundity: Read
n.
roundness; rounded fullness; integral entireness

rough: Read
a. Syn. coarse; harsh
not perfected; having or caused by an irregular surface

route: Read
n. Syn. way
way for travel or transportation

rudimentary: Read
a. Syn. elementary; crude; incipient
relating to basic facts or principles; being in the earliest stages of development; incipient

rugged: Read
a. Syn. uneven; rough
uneven; rough; very difficult

rummage: Read
v. Syn. ransack
make an energetic, usually hasty search

rural: Read
a. Syn. country; rustic
country; relating to rural areas

ruthless: Read
a. Syn. pitiless; cruel
pitiless; cruel; having no compassion or pity; merciless

salvage: Read
v. Syn. rescue
save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use

sanction: Read
v. Syn. approve; ratify
give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law

sanctuary: Read
n. Syn. refuge; shelter; shrine
place of refuge or asylum; shrine; holy place, such as a church, temple, or mosque

sanguine: Read
a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy
cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy

saturate: Read
v. Syn. soak
soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

scale: Read
v. Syn. ascend; weigh
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers

scan: Read
v. Syn. survey; scrutinize
make a wide, sweeping search of; examine

scant: Read
a.
scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; not enough

scarce: Read
a. Syn. rare; limited
hard to find; absent or rare; limited

scatter: Read
v. Syn. sprinkle; disseminate; spread
sprinkle; disseminate; cause to separate and go in different directions

scent: Read
n. Syn. odor; fragrance; perfume
distinctive odor that is pleasant; fragrance; perfume

scholarly: Read
a. Syn. academic; scientific
academic; scientific; characteristic of scholars or scholarship

scope: Read
n. Syn. range; extent; bound
range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound

scorch: Read
v.
burn superficially; parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; affect painfully with heat; burn

scorn: Read
n.
extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; expression of mockery, derision, contempt, or disdain

scrap: Read
n. Syn. piece; fragment
small piece or bit; fragment; fragment; leftover bits of food; remnant

scribble: Read
v.
write or draw carelessly and in a hurry; doodle; meaningless marks and lines

scrupulous: Read
a. Syn. conscientious; meticulous; cautious
exactly and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious

scrutinize: Read
v.
examine closely and critically

seasoned: Read
a. Syn. experienced
experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby; aged or processed

secluded: Read
a.
removed or remote from others; solitary; hidden or isolated

sedition: Read
n. Syn. insubordination
resistance to authority; insubordination or rebellion

seemly: Read
a. Syn. proper; appropriate
proper; appropriate; of pleasing appearance; handsome

sensational: Read
a. Syn. spectacular; exciting; exceptional
arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction

sentinel: Read
n. Syn. sentry; lookout
one that keeps guard; soldier stationed as a guard

sequester: Read
v. Syn. isolate; segregate; seclude
isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude

serene: Read
a.
completely clear and fine

sever: Read
v. Syn. cut; separate
cut off from a whole; set or keep apart; divide or separate

severe: Read
a. Syn. sedate; grave; austere
serious in feeling or manner; not light, lively, or cheerful

shabby: Read
a.
torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged

shatter: Read
v. Syn. destroy; break up
destroy; break up; break into many pieces

sheer: Read
a. Syn. absolute; pure
very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure

shimmer: Read
v. Syn. flash
shine with a weak or fitful light; glimmer intermittently

shiver: Read
v.
shake with or as if with cold; tremble; break into fragments or splinters

shred: Read
n.
a small amount; a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; long irregular strip that is cut or torn off

shrewd: Read
a. Syn. clever; astute
clever; characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence

shrill: Read
a.
acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound

shrink: Read
v. Syn. contract; compress
become smaller or draw together; compress

shun: Read
v. Syn. escape; avoid
avoid deliberately; keep away from

shy: Read
a. Syn. timid; bashful
timid; bashful; easily startled; distrustful

significant: Read
a. Syn. noteworthy; important
fairly large; important in effect or meaning

signify: Read
v. Syn. denote; mean; indicate
denote; mean; indicate

simulate: Read
v. Syn. feign; imitate
make a pretence of; reproduce someone's behavior or looks

simultaneous: Read
a.
existing, happening, or done at the same time

singular: Read
a. Syn. unique; extraordinary; odd
unique; extraordinary; being only one

sip: Read
v.
drink or imbibe in small quantities; take in with lips in small quantities, as liquid; draw into the mouth; suck up

skeptical: Read
a.
marked by or given to doubt; questioning

sketch: Read
v. Syn. outline; draft
draw or describe briefly; give the main points; summary of

sketchy: Read
a.
containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete

slack: Read
n.
area of still water; lack of tension; cord, rope, or cable that is hanging loosely; unused capacity; casual trousers

slander: Read
n. Syn. defamation
defamation; false and malicious statement or report about someone

slender: Read
a. Syn. slim; thin
having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin

slim: Read
a.
small in quantity; being of delicate or slender build

sluggish: Read
a. Syn. slow; lazy
lazy; with little movement; very slow

smolder: Read
v.
burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment

snare: Read
n.
trap; gin; anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble

soak: Read
v.
cause or suffer to lie in a fluid; absorb; drain; drink intemperately or gluttonously

sojourn: Read
n.
temporary stay; brief period of residence; place of temporary stay

solace: Read
n. Syn. consolation
comfort or relieve in sorrow, misfortune, or distress

solicit: Read
v. Syn. seek
request earnestly; seek to obtain by persuasion or formal application

somber: Read
a. Syn. gloomy; dark
gloomy; depressing or grave; dull or dark in color

sophisticated: Read
a. Syn. complex; complicated
wide-ranging knowledge; complex; intellectually appealing

sophistry: Read
n.
argument for exercise merely; plausible but misleading argument; art or process of reasoning; logic

sort: Read
n.
kind or species; a class of;

sound: Read
n.
sensation perceived by the ear; distinctive noise; long narrow inlet

sovereign: Read
a. Syn. excellent; independent
having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent

span: Read
n. Syn. duration; distance
duration; distance; cover; extent or measure of space between two points

spartan: Read
a.
avoiding luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined

spawn: Read
v. Syn. generate; breed
lay eggs; produce offspring in large numbers

specific: Read
a. Syn. particular; definite
stated explicitly or in detail; definite

specimen: Read
n. Syn. model; sample
model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class

spectacular: Read
a. Syn. fascinating; grand
impressive or sensational; lavishly produced performance; grand

spell: Read
v.
name or write in order the letters constituting; add up to; signify

spin: Read
v. Syn. whirl
turn round rapidly; move round rapidly; move swiftly

splash: Read
v.
cause fluid to scatter in flying masses; strike and dash about, as water, mud

splendid: Read
a. Syn. magnificent; brilliant
shining; very bright; magnificent; brilliant

splice: Read
v. Syn. unite
fasten together; join at the ends; join by interweaving strands

spoil: Read
v. Syn. mar; rot; decay
go bad; rot; decay; become unfit for consumption or use

sporadic: Read
a.
occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

spot: Read
n. Syn. location; place; site
location; place; site; pinpoint; mark to allow easy recognition

spouse: Read
n.
man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; married person, husband or wife

sprout: Read
v. Syn. germinate
have new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud; shoot up

spur: Read
v. Syn. stimulate; urge
urge a horse; incite or stimulate; ride quickly by spurring a horse; proceed in haste

spurious: Read
a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical

squander: Read
v. Syn. waste
spend wastefully; fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for

stable: Read
a. Syn. fixed; steadfast; constant
not easily moved or disturbed

stagnant: Read
a. Syn. motionless; stale; dull
not moving or flowing; lacking vitality or briskness; stale; dull

stain: Read
n. Syn. blemish; flaw
soiled or discolored; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a color different from the gound

stale: Read
a.
having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity

stall: Read
n.
small area set off by walls for special use; booth

stately: Read
a. Syn. majestic; palatial; dignified
majestic; impressive, as in size or proportions

stationary: Read
a. Syn. fixed; immobile; static
fixed; immobile; static; not capable of being moved

steep: Read
v. Syn. soak; saturate
soak; make thoroughly wet

stern: Read
a. Syn. severe; relentless
hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding

stoic: Read
a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain

stout: Read
a. Syn. sturdy; stocky
dependable; stocky; euphemisms for fat

strenuous: Read
a.
arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;

stretch: Read
v. Syn. extend
extend; pull in opposite directions; lie down comfortably

strife: Read
n.
act of striving; earnest endeavor; exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts

strive: Read
v. Syn. endeavor; struggle
endeavor; struggle or fight forcefully; exert much effort or energy

stubborn: Read
a. Syn. headstrong; obstinate; tenacious
unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; persistent; difficult to treat

stumble: Read
v. Syn. fall
miss a step and fall or nearly fall; walk unsteadily

stun: Read
v. Syn. amaze; shock
surprise greatly; amaze; make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

stupendous: Read
a.
astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation

sturdy: Read
a. Syn. robust; strong; substantial; firm
robust; strong; substantially made or constructed

sublime: Read
a. Syn. utter; supreme; impressive
of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth; characterized by nobility; majestic

submerge: Read
v. Syn. sink; immerse
sink; immerse; put under water

subsequent: Read
a. Syn. following
following in time or order; succeeding; later

subside: Read
v. Syn. appease; mitigate
settle down; sink to a lower level or form depression; wear off or die down

subsidiary: Read
a. Syn. subordinate; secondary
subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement

substantial: Read
a. Syn. solid; strong; material
fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built

subterranean: Read
a. Syn. hidden; secret; underground
hidden; secret; situated or operating beneath the earth's surface; underground

subtle: Read
a. Syn. slight; delicate
slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind

succumb: Read
v. Syn. yield; die
submit to an overpowering force; yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in

sullen: Read
a.
lonely; solitary; desolate; gloomy; dismal; affected with ill humor

summit: Read
n. Syn. peak; acme; zenith
utmost height; highest point of a mountain

sundry: Read
a.
various; miscellaneous; separate; distinct; diverse

superb: Read
a. Syn. excellent; wonderful
of unusually high quality; excellent; wonderful

superficial: Read
a. Syn. trivial
trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only

supplant: Read
v. Syn. replace; usurp
replace; usurp; displace and substitute for another

supple: Read
a. Syn. flexible; pliant
flexible; moving and bending with ease

supplicate: Read
v. Syn. beseech
ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying; make humble, earnest petition; beg

surfeit: Read
v.
eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess

surge: Read
n. Syn. outburst; eruption
outburst; roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat

surly: Read
a. Syn. rude; ominous; gloomy; dismal
rude; sullenly ill humored; gloomy; threatening, as of weather conditions

surmise: Read
v. Syn. guess
guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence

surpass: Read
v. Syn. exceed
be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed

susceptible: Read
a. Syn. impressionable
easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease; receptive to

suspend: Read
v. Syn. hang; append
hang freely; postpone; delay

sway: Read
v. Syn. swing
swing; move back and forth or sideways; win approval or support for; convince

sweeping: Read
a. Syn. extensive; comprehensive
extensive; having wide-ranging influence or effect:

swift: Read
a. Syn. quick; rapid; nimble
quick; moving or capable of moving with great speed

synthesize: Read
v. Syn. integrate; compose; combine
integrate; compose; combine so as to form a new, complex product

taciturn: Read
a. Syn. silent
silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse

tact: Read
n.
sense of touch; feeling; stroke in beating time; sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty

tactic: Read
n. Syn. tactical
plan for attaining a particular goal; action calculated to achieve some end

taint: Read
v. Syn. contaminate; corrupt
contaminate; cause to lose purity; affect with or as if with a disease; corrupt morally

tame: Read
a.
domesticated; very restrained or quiet; make less strong or intense; soften

tamper: Read
v.
interfere in a harmful manner; alter improperly

tangle: Read
n.
uniting or knitting together confusedly; knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged

tantalize: Read
v. Syn. tease
tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied

tantamount: Read
a.
equivalent in effect or value

tardy: Read
a. Syn. late; delayed; slow
late; delayed; moving slowly

tarnish: Read
v. Syn. discoloration; stain
make dirty or spotty; stain; dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt

tart: Read
n.
a species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie

taunt: Read
v.
reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner; make fun of , often in an aggressive manner

tautology: Read
n.
unnecessary repetition, especially for same sense in different words ; redundancy

tawdry: Read
a. Syn. gaudy
cheap in nature or appearance; tastelessly showy; shameful or indecent

tease: Read
v.
tear into pieces; raise the fibers of

tedious: Read
a. Syn. boring; wearisome
tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly

temperate: Read
a. Syn. restrained
restrained; self-controlled; moderate in degree or quality

tempting: Read
a. Syn. attractive; alluring; appealing
attractive; appealing

tender: Read
v. Syn. offer; extend
offer formally; extend; propose a payment

tenor: Read
n.
continuous, unwavering course; exact meaning or actual wording of a document

tentative: Read
a. Syn. hesitant; experimental
hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

tepid: Read
a. Syn. lukewarm
moderately warm; lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted

tether: Read
v.
tie with rope; fasten or restrict with rope or chain

thaw: Read
v. Syn. melt; defrost
melt, such as snow and ice; defrost; warm weather following a freeze

thermal: Read
a.
relating to or caused by heat; designed to help retain heat

thorough: Read
a. Syn. profound; complete
accurate or careful; complete

thrifty: Read
a. Syn. economical
careful about money; economical

thrive: Read
v. Syn. prosper; flourish
make steady progress; prosper; flourish

thwart: Read
v. Syn. frustrate
hinder or prevent of ; frustrate

tilt: Read
n. Syn. slant; lean
slight but noticeable partiality; line or surface that departs from the vertical

timid: Read
a. Syn. shy; craven
shy; craven; lacking self-confidence; shy

tint: Read
n. Syn. tinge; color
color; dye with a color

toil: Read
n.
exhausting labor or effort; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey

tolerant: Read
a. Syn. permissive; open-minded; easy-going
showing respect for the rights of others; open-minded; showing capacity for endurance

torpid: Read
a.
having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed

torrent: Read
n. Syn. flood
rushing stream; flood; heavy downpour

torture: Read
n.
extreme pain; anguish of body or mind

toupee: Read
n.
partial wig or hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot

tow: Read
v. Syn. pull; drag
draw or pull behind by a chain or line

towering: Read
a. Syn. lofty; high; outstanding
high; outstanding; very great or intense

toxic: Read
a. Syn. poisonous
poisonous; caused by a toxin or other poison

trait: Read
n. Syn. quality; attribute; characteristic
quality; attribute; distinguishing feature; slight degree or amount

trajectory: Read
n. Syn. path
path of other moving body through space; chosen or taken course

tranquility: Read
n.
a state of peace and quiet

transmute: Read
v. Syn. convert; transform
change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform

transparent: Read
a. Syn. airy; obvious
easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely

transpose: Read
v.
substitute one for the other of; reverse or transfer order or place of; interchange

traverse: Read
v.
go through or across, often under difficult conditions

treacherous: Read
a. Syn. dangerous; risky
dangerous; dangerously unstable and unpredictable; disloyal; tending to betray

tremendous: Read
a. Syn. huge; enormous; gigantic; terrible
huge; capable of making one tremble; terrible

tremor: Read
n. Syn. trembling
shaking or vibrating movement; slight quiver

trepidation: Read
n. Syn. fear; apprehension
state of alarm or dread; nervous apprehension; involuntary trembling or quivering

tribunal: Read
n.
seat of a judge; bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice; court or forum

trickle: Read
v. Syn. dribble; drip
flow in drops; run or flow slowly; drip

trigger: Read
v. Syn. initiate; start
cause something happen; set off

triumph: Read
n. Syn. victory
victory; win; expressing great joy

trivial: Read
a. Syn. unimportant; trifling; commonplace
unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace

tug: Read
v.
pull or draw with great effort; draw along with continued exertion; haul along; tow

tumble: Read
v.
fall down, as if collapsing

turbulent: Read
a. Syn. violent; tempestuous; furious
characterized by unrest or disorder

turmoil: Read
n. Syn. commotion
state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult

twinkle: Read
v.
open and shut the eye rapidly; blink; wink

tyro: Read
n. Syn. beginner; novice
beginner in learning something; novice

ultimate: Read
a. Syn. final; fundamental; extreme
final; being the last or concluding; fundamental; elemental; extreme

unbearable: Read
a. Syn. unendurable; intolerable
unendurable; so unpleasant, distasteful, or painful as to be intolerable

uncanny: Read
a. Syn. strange; mysterious; eerie; weird
strange; mysterious; peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature

uncouth: Read
a.
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

undergo: Read
v. Syn. experience; suffer
experience; suffer; pass through

underlying: Read
a. Syn. fundamental; implicit
lying under or beneath something; basic; implicit; taking precedence; prior

underscore: Read
v. Syn. emphasize
draw a mark or line under; emphasize; stress

undertake: Read
v. Syn. embark; assume
take on; embark on; assume

ungainly: Read
a. Syn. awkward
awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture

uniform: Read
n.
consistent; standardized; clothing of a particular group

unilateral: Read
a.
being on one side only; affecting but one side; one-sided.

unique: Read
a. Syn. alone; single; sole
without an equal; being the only one of its kind

universal: Read
a. Syn. comprehensive; general; worldwide
affecting all; general; present everywhere; relating to the entire world or all within the world; worldwide

unruly: Read
a. Syn. disobedient; lawless
difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule; not according to rule; irregularly

unscathed: Read
a. Syn. unharmed
not harmed or damaged in any way; untouched

upheaval: Read
n. Syn. disturbance; outburst
violent disturbance; sudden, violent disruption or upset

uphold: Read
v. Syn. support; preserve; maintain
support; preserve; hold aloft; raise

upkeep: Read
n.
act of keeping up, or maintaining; maintenance

uptight: Read
a.
being in a tense state; excessively concerned with rules and order

urge: Read
v. Syn. entreat; advocate
force in an indicated direction; stimulate; excite

urgent: Read
a. Syn. pressing; compelling; immediate
pressing; compelling immediate action or attention

usurp: Read
v. Syn. appropriate
seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority

utensil: Read
n.
instrument, implement, or container for practical use, especially in kitchen or laboratory

utter: Read
v. Syn. speak; express
speak; express; send forth with the voice

vacant: Read
a. Syn. empty; uninhabited
void of thought or knowledge; without an occupant or incumbent

vacuous: Read
a. Syn. empty; inane
empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant

vague: Read
a. Syn. imprecise; obscure; indistinct
imprecise; indistinct; not clearly expressed; inexplicit

vain: Read
a.
having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying

valedictory: Read
a.
of speech given in farewell, especially one delivered by an outstanding member of graduating class

valiant: Read
a.
vigorous in body; strong; powerful; performed with valor or bravery; heroic

valid: Read
a. Syn. sound; true
logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; well grounded

vanguard: Read
n. Syn. forerunner
advance forces; leading units at front of army or fleet; persons at forefront of any group or movement

vanish: Read
v. Syn. disappear
disappear; pass out of sight, especially quickly; die out

vanity: Read
n.
quality or state of being vain; emptiness; feelings of excessive pride; conceit

variable: Read
n. Syn. factor
factor; something that is likely to vary; changeable; inconstant

variation: Read
n. Syn. change; selection; deviation
act of changing or altering

vast: Read
a. Syn. large; broad; extensive
large; broad; extensive; very great in size, number, amount, or quantity

vein: Read
n.
blood vessel that carries blood

venerate: Read
v.
treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of

venomous: Read
a. Syn. poisonous; noxious
poisonous; secreting and transmitting venom; marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

venturesome: Read
a. Syn. bold
willing to try new things and take risks; bold

venue: Read
n. Syn. place; locality
scene of any event or action; locality where a crime is committed or a cause of action occurs

verbose: Read
a. Syn. wordy
wordy; using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words

verge: Read
n. Syn. border; edge
extreme edge or margin; border; enclosing boundary; space enclosed by such a boundary

verify: Read
v. Syn. confirm; prove
confirm; prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony

versatile: Read
a. Syn. flexible; pliable
having many talents; capable of working in many fields

vessel: Read
n. Syn. craft; ship
craft; ship; container for liquids

vex: Read
v. Syn. annoy; distress
annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to

viable: Read
a. Syn. feasible; practicable
practical or workable; capable of maintaining life; capable of continuing effectiveness

vicinity: Read
n.
state of being near in space or relationship; proximity

vie: Read
v. Syn. contend; compete; rival
strive for victory or superiority; contend; compete

vigilance: Read
n. Syn. watchfulness; alertness; caution
watchfulness; wakefulness; process of paying close and continuous attention

vigorous: Read
a. Syn. robust; strong; energetic
robust; strong; energetic, and active in mind or body

vindicate: Read
v. Syn. exonerate
clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend

visceral: Read
a.
felt in one's inner organs; obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

vital: Read
a. Syn. critical; animated
full of life; animated; necessary to continued existence; living or breathing

vivid: Read
a. Syn. bright; lively
bright; lively; graphic; having striking color

vogue: Read
n.
popular fashion; current state or style of general acceptance and use

volatile: Read
a. Syn. changeable; explosive; fickle
tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence

voluptuous: Read
a.
giving pleasure or satisfaction of the senses; having strong sexual appeal

vomit: Read
v.
throw up; eject from stomach through mouth; disgorge

vow: Read
n. Syn. promise
solemn promise made to God; promise of fidelity; pledge of love or affection

vulnerable: Read
a. Syn. defenseless; susceptible
susceptible to wounds; capable of being wounded or hurt

wade: Read
v. Syn. paddle
paddle; walk through relatively shallow water

wag: Read
v.
move one way and the other with quick turns; shake to and fro; move in vibrating; cause to vibrate

wage: Read
v.
hazard on the event of a contest; stake; engage in, as a contest; adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; hire; employ

wail: Read
v.
grieve or protest loudly and bitterly; express sorrow by a mournful vocal sound; moan; cry

walkout: Read
n. Syn. strike
strike; act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest

wan: Read
a. Syn. pallid
having a pale or sickly color; unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress

wander: Read
v.
move about without a definite destination or purpose; range about; stroll; go away; depart

wane: Read
v. Syn. decline; dwindle
decrease in size or strength; draw gradually to an end

ward: Read
n.
guard; defender; protector; state under guard; division of a county; division of a hospital

ware: Read
n.
articles of merchandise; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise

warp: Read
n.
rope used in moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor or other fixed object; towing line; state of being twisted or bent out of shape

wary: Read
a. Syn. cautious
very cautious; on guard; watchful

waxy: Read
a. Syn. pallid; smooth
paleness; smooth and lustrous; consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax

weary: Read
a. Syn. tired; exhausted; fatigued
tired; exhausted; physically or mentally fatigued

wholesome: Read
a. Syn. healthful; beneficial
conducive to sound health or well-being; beneficial

wicked: Read
a. Syn. sinful; immoral; profligate
evil in principle or practice; contrary to moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin

widespread: Read
a.
spread or scattered over a considerable extent; occurring or accepted widely

wile: Read
n.
trick or stratagem practiced for deception

wily: Read
a. Syn. cunning; artful
cunning; full of tricks; skill in deception

winsome: Read
a. Syn. agreeable; gracious; engaging
agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way

withdraw: Read
v. Syn. retreat; depart
remove from; pull back; break from gathering; retreat; depart

wither: Read
v. Syn. shrivel; decay
shrivel; decay; lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; loss of moisture

withhold: Read
v. Syn. keep; restrain
refuse to give; refrain from giving, granting, or permitting; deduct from employee's salary

withstand: Read
v. Syn. oppose
stand up against; successfully resist; oppose with force or resolution

woe: Read
n. Syn. affliction; regret
deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; deep distress or misery, as from grief

wrinkle: Read
n. Syn. furrow; crease
a minor difficulty; a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

yearn: Read
v.
pain; grieve; vex; be pained or distressed; feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness

yield: Read
v. Syn. surrender; concede
give in; surrender; give forth a natural product; be productive

zealous: Read
a. Syn. enthusiastic; fervent
enthusiastic; filled with or motivated by zeal

zenith: Read
n. Syn. summit
point directly overhead in sky; summit

zone: Read
n. Syn. region; district
region; portion of the surface of a sphere;