200 Difficult Words - Group 1

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abjure
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
abrogate
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
acumen
mental keenness; quickness of perception
adumbrate
give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade
alacrity
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
anathema
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
antipathy
strong feeling of aversion; dislike
approbation
expression of warm approval; praise
arrogate
claim without justification; claim for oneself without right
ascetic
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
assiduous
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
boon
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
brusque
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
burnish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
buttress
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
cajole
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
calumny
false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander
capricious
fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
clemency
mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
cogent
reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive
concomitant
in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with
conflagration
large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict
conundrum
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
credulity
readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence
cupidity
greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
cursory
casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
decry
express strong disapproval of; disparage
defile
pollute; make dirty or spotty
deleterious
having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
demure
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
deprecate
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
deride
ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
desecrate
violate with violence, especially to sacred place
discursive
tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
dissemble
disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
effrontery
shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
egregious
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
enervate
weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
ephemeral
short-lived; enduring a very short time
eschew
avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
evanescent
fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
evince
show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
exculpate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
execrable
very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
expiate
make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
expunge
cancel; remove; erase or strike out
extant
still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
extol
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
fallacious
false; tending to mislead; deceptive
fastidious
difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
fatuous
foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
feral
not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
fetid
unpleasant-smelling; having offensive smell; stinking
florid
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
fractious
inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
garrulous
talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
gregarious
sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
hackneyed
repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
hapless
without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy
harangue
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
harangue
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
hegemony
domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by political group or nation over others
impassive
without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
imperious
urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
impertinent
improperly forward or bold; rude
impervious
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
impetuous
marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
impinge
infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch
implacable
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
inchoate
recently begun; imperfectly formed or developed; elementary
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
indefatigable
tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
ineffable
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
inexorable
not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable
ingenuous
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
inimical
unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
iniquity
absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness
insidious
spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
inure
apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate
invective
abusive language used to express blame or ill will
inveterate
deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual
jubilant
happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
juxtaposition
act of positioning close together; side-by-side position
laconic
brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
languid
lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness
largess
generous gift; money or gifts bestowed
latent
present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden
legerdemain
show of skill or deceitful cleverness, considered magical by naive observers
licentious
amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint
limpid
clear, transparent or bright; calm, untroubled, and without worry
maelstrom
whirlpool; powerful circular current of water
magnanimous
generous; high-minded; chivalrous
malediction
curse; evil speaking; utterance of curse or execration
malevolent
having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious
manifold
various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated
maudlin
tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
mawkish
insincerely emotional; showing a sickly excess of sentiment
mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest; speaking falsely
mercurial
capricious; liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick and changeable in temperament
modicum
limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing
multifarious
varied; greatly diversified; made up of many differing parts
myriad
of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
nadir
lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
nascent
incipient; coming into existence; emerging
nefarious
very wicked; infamous by being extremely wicked
neophyte
recent convert to a belief; one newly initiated