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