200 Difficult Words - Group 1

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renounce upon oath; abandon forever


Spelling Word: abjure
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority


Spelling Word: abrogate
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mental keenness; quickness of perception


Spelling Word: acumen
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give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade


Spelling Word: adumbrate
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness


Spelling Word: alacrity
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solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse


Spelling Word: anathema
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strong feeling of aversion; dislike


Spelling Word: antipathy
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expression of warm approval; praise


Spelling Word: approbation
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claim without justification; claim for oneself without right


Spelling Word: arrogate
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere


Spelling Word: ascetic
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent


Spelling Word: assiduous
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blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request


Spelling Word: boon
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly


Spelling Word: brusque
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make shiny by rubbing; polish


Spelling Word: burnish
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence


Spelling Word: buttress
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering


Spelling Word: cajole
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false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander


Spelling Word: calumny
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fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly


Spelling Word: capricious
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mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act


Spelling Word: clemency
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reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive


Spelling Word: cogent
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in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with


Spelling Word: concomitant
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large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict


Spelling Word: conflagration
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riddle; difficult problem; dilemma


Spelling Word: conundrum
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readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence


Spelling Word: credulity
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greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth


Spelling Word: cupidity
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casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed


Spelling Word: cursory
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express strong disapproval of; disparage


Spelling Word: decry
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pollute; make dirty or spotty


Spelling Word: defile
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having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous


Spelling Word: deleterious
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior


Spelling Word: demure
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express disapproval of; protest against; belittle


Spelling Word: deprecate
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ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt


Spelling Word: deride
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violate with violence, especially to sacred place


Spelling Word: desecrate
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tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects


Spelling Word: discursive
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disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of


Spelling Word: dissemble
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showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm


Spelling Word: ebullient
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shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity


Spelling Word: effrontery
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notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking


Spelling Word: egregious
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weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve


Spelling Word: enervate
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short-lived; enduring a very short time


Spelling Word: ephemeral
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avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from


Spelling Word: eschew
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fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor


Spelling Word: evanescent
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show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer


Spelling Word: evince
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pronounce not guilty of criminal charges


Spelling Word: exculpate
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very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful


Spelling Word: execrable
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make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt


Spelling Word: expiate
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cancel; remove; erase or strike out


Spelling Word: expunge
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still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct


Spelling Word: extant
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praise highly; glorify; celebrate


Spelling Word: extol
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false; tending to mislead; deceptive


Spelling Word: fallacious
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difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details


Spelling Word: fastidious
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foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way


Spelling Word: fatuous
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not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state


Spelling Word: feral
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unpleasant-smelling; having offensive smell; stinking


Spelling Word: fetid
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reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented


Spelling Word: florid
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inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable


Spelling Word: fractious
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talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details


Spelling Word: garrulous
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sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others


Spelling Word: gregarious
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repeated too often; over familiar through overuse


Spelling Word: hackneyed
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without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy


Spelling Word: hapless
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noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression


Spelling Word: harangue
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domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by political group or nation over others


Spelling Word: hegemony
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without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited


Spelling Word: impassive
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urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial


Spelling Word: imperious
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improperly forward or bold; rude


Spelling Word: impertinent
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impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed


Spelling Word: impervious
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marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate


Spelling Word: impetuous
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infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch


Spelling Word: impinge
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incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;


Spelling Word: implacable
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recently begun; imperfectly formed or developed; elementary


Spelling Word: inchoate
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indisputable; not open to question


Spelling Word: incontrovertible
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tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action


Spelling Word: indefatigable
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unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech


Spelling Word: ineffable
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not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable


Spelling Word: inexorable
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naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated


Spelling Word: ingenuous
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unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental


Spelling Word: inimical
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absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness


Spelling Word: iniquity
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spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap


Spelling Word: insidious
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apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate


Spelling Word: inure
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abusive language used to express blame or ill will


Spelling Word: invective
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deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual


Spelling Word: inveterate
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happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success


Spelling Word: jubilant
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act of positioning close together; side-by-side position


Spelling Word: juxtaposition
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brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words


Spelling Word: laconic
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lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness


Spelling Word: languid
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generous gift; money or gifts bestowed


Spelling Word: largess
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present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden


Spelling Word: latent
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show of skill or deceitful cleverness, considered magical by naive observers


Spelling Word: legerdemain
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amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint


Spelling Word: licentious
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clear, transparent or bright; calm, untroubled, and without worry


Spelling Word: limpid
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whirlpool; powerful circular current of water


Spelling Word: maelstrom
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generous; high-minded; chivalrous


Spelling Word: magnanimous
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curse; evil speaking; utterance of curse or execration


Spelling Word: malediction
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having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious


Spelling Word: malevolent
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various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated


Spelling Word: manifold
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tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental


Spelling Word: maudlin
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insincerely emotional; showing a sickly excess of sentiment


Spelling Word: mawkish
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lying; habitually dishonest; speaking falsely


Spelling Word: mendacious
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capricious; liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick and changeable in temperament


Spelling Word: mercurial
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limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing


Spelling Word: modicum
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varied; greatly diversified; made up of many differing parts


Spelling Word: multifarious
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of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand


Spelling Word: myriad
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lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically


Spelling Word: nadir
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incipient; coming into existence; emerging


Spelling Word: nascent
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very wicked; infamous by being extremely wicked


Spelling Word: nefarious
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recent convert to a belief; one newly initiated


Spelling Word: neophyte