200 Difficult Words - Group 2

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obdurate:
hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion
obfuscate:
confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex
oblique:
having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
obsequious:
slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obstreperous:
noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry
obtuse:
lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
odious:
hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
officious:
marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
ostensible:
put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown
palliate:
lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses
pallid:
abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness
panacea:
remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
paragon:
model of excellence or perfection; peerless example
pariah:
social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home
parsimony:
extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
pathos:
tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
paucity:
scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
pejorative:
tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling
pellucid:
transparent; limpid; easy to understand
perfidious:
tending to betray; disloyal; faithless
perfunctory:
done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care
pernicious:
very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
pertinacious:
stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate
pithy:
precisely meaningful; forceful and brief
platitude:
dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality
plethora:
excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance
portent:
omen; forewarning; something that portends an event about to occur, especially unfortunate or evil event
precocious:
advanced in development; appearing or developing early
primeval:
ancient; primitive; belonging to the first or earliest age; original or ancient
proclivity:
inclination; natural tendency; readiness; facility of learning
promulgate:
proclaim doctrine or law; make known by official publication
propensity:
natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection
propitious:
presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous
prosaic:
dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual
proscribe:
command against; banish; outlaw
protean:
versatile; able to take on many shapes; readily taking on varied shapes
prurient:
having or causing lustful thoughts and desires; having eager desire for something
puerile:
childish; belonging to childhood; immature
pulchritude:
great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
punctilious:
marked by precise accordance with details
quagmire:
soft wet boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
querulous:
habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance
quixotic:
idealistic without regard to practicality
rancor:
bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred
rebuke:
scold harshly; criticize severely
recalcitrant:
obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
rectitude:
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
replete:
filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
reprobate:
person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples
reprove:
voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
repudiate:
disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
rescind:
cancel; make void; repeal or annul
restive:
impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
ribald:
coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive
rife:
excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
ruse:
trick; use of artifice or trickery; deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture
sacrosanct:
regarded as sacred and inviolable
sagacity:
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
salient:
prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
sanctimonious:
excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious
sanguine:
cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy
scurrilous:
obscene; indecent; expressing offensive reproach
serendipity:
gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
servile:
slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor
solicitous:
worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern
somnolent:
half asleep; inclined to drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
spurious:
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
staid:
sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety
stolid:
dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
stupefy:
make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to
surfeit:
eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess
surmise:
guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence
surreptitious:
secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently
sycophant:
one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
tacit:
indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent
taciturn:
silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse
tantamount:
equivalent in effect or value
temerity:
boldness; rashness; foolhardy disregard of danger
tenuous:
long and thin; slender; having little substance
timorous:
fearful; demonstrating fear; weakly hesitant
torpid:
having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed
tractable:
easily managed or controlled; governable; easily handled or worked; docile
transient:
momentary; temporary; staying for short time
transmute:
change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform
trenchant:
forceful, effective, and vigorous; sharp or keen
truculent:
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
turgid:
swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language
turpitude:
depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act
ubiquitous:
being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
unctuous:
oily; composed of oil or fat; characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness
upbraid:
severely criticize; reprimand; reprove sharply
usurp:
seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
vacillate:
sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate
vacuous:
empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant
vapid:
dull and unimaginative; lacking taste or flavor
variegated:
streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful
venerate:
treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of
veracity:
truthfulness; unwillingness to tell lies
verdant:
green; full of juice in vegetation
vex:
annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
vicarious:
acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand
vicissitude:
change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation
vilify:
debase; degrade; spread negative information about
viscous:
sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow
vitriolic:
harsh or corrosive in tone; sarcastic; bitterly scathing
wanton:
unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
winsome:
agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way
wistful:
full of wishful yearning or longing; sadly thoughtful
zenith:
point directly overhead in sky; summit
zephyr:
gentle breeze; west wind; any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments