200 Difficult Words - Group 2

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hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion


Spelling Word: obdurate
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confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex


Spelling Word: obfuscate
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having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined


Spelling Word: oblique
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slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery


Spelling Word: obsequious
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noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry


Spelling Word: obstreperous
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lacking in insight or discernment; stupid


Spelling Word: obtuse
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hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure


Spelling Word: odious
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marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others


Spelling Word: officious
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put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown


Spelling Word: ostensible
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lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses


Spelling Word: palliate
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abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness


Spelling Word: pallid
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remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all


Spelling Word: panacea
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model of excellence or perfection; peerless example


Spelling Word: paragon
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social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home


Spelling Word: pariah
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extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily


Spelling Word: parsimony
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tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings


Spelling Word: pathos
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scarcity; smallness of number; fewness


Spelling Word: paucity
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tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling


Spelling Word: pejorative
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transparent; limpid; easy to understand


Spelling Word: pellucid
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tending to betray; disloyal; faithless


Spelling Word: perfidious
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done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care


Spelling Word: perfunctory
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very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly


Spelling Word: pernicious
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stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate


Spelling Word: pertinacious
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precisely meaningful; forceful and brief


Spelling Word: pithy
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dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality


Spelling Word: platitude
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excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance


Spelling Word: plethora
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omen; forewarning; something that portends an event about to occur, especially unfortunate or evil event


Spelling Word: portent
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advanced in development; appearing or developing early


Spelling Word: precocious
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ancient; primitive; belonging to the first or earliest age; original or ancient


Spelling Word: primeval
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inclination; natural tendency; readiness; facility of learning


Spelling Word: proclivity
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proclaim doctrine or law; make known by official publication


Spelling Word: promulgate
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natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection


Spelling Word: propensity
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presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous


Spelling Word: propitious
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dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual


Spelling Word: prosaic
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command against; banish; outlaw


Spelling Word: proscribe
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versatile; able to take on many shapes; readily taking on varied shapes


Spelling Word: protean
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having or causing lustful thoughts and desires; having eager desire for something


Spelling Word: prurient
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childish; belonging to childhood; immature


Spelling Word: puerile
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great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty


Spelling Word: pulchritude
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marked by precise accordance with details


Spelling Word: punctilious
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soft wet boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself


Spelling Word: quagmire
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habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance


Spelling Word: querulous
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idealistic without regard to practicality


Spelling Word: quixotic
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bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred


Spelling Word: rancor
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scold harshly; criticize severely


Spelling Word: rebuke
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obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority


Spelling Word: recalcitrant
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uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment


Spelling Word: rectitude
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filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied


Spelling Word: replete
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person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples


Spelling Word: reprobate
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voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with


Spelling Word: reprove
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disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of


Spelling Word: repudiate
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cancel; make void; repeal or annul


Spelling Word: rescind
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impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control


Spelling Word: restive
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coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive


Spelling Word: ribald
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excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use


Spelling Word: rife
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trick; use of artifice or trickery; deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture


Spelling Word: ruse
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regarded as sacred and inviolable


Spelling Word: sacrosanct
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quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness


Spelling Word: sagacity
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prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs


Spelling Word: salient
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excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious


Spelling Word: sanctimonious
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cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy


Spelling Word: sanguine
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obscene; indecent; expressing offensive reproach


Spelling Word: scurrilous
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gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck


Spelling Word: serendipity
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slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor


Spelling Word: servile
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worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern


Spelling Word: solicitous
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half asleep; inclined to drowsiness; tending to induce sleep


Spelling Word: somnolent
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false; counterfeit; forged; illogical


Spelling Word: spurious
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sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety


Spelling Word: staid
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dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility


Spelling Word: stolid
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make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to


Spelling Word: stupefy
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eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess


Spelling Word: surfeit
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guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence


Spelling Word: surmise
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secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently


Spelling Word: surreptitious
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one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man


Spelling Word: sycophant
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indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent


Spelling Word: tacit
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silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse


Spelling Word: taciturn
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equivalent in effect or value


Spelling Word: tantamount
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boldness; rashness; foolhardy disregard of danger


Spelling Word: temerity
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long and thin; slender; having little substance


Spelling Word: tenuous
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fearful; demonstrating fear; weakly hesitant


Spelling Word: timorous
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having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed


Spelling Word: torpid
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easily managed or controlled; governable; easily handled or worked; docile


Spelling Word: tractable
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momentary; temporary; staying for short time


Spelling Word: transient
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change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform


Spelling Word: transmute
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forceful, effective, and vigorous; sharp or keen


Spelling Word: trenchant
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disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile


Spelling Word: truculent
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swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language


Spelling Word: turgid
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depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act


Spelling Word: turpitude
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being or existing everywhere; omnipresent


Spelling Word: ubiquitous
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oily; composed of oil or fat; characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness


Spelling Word: unctuous
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severely criticize; reprimand; reprove sharply


Spelling Word: upbraid
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seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority


Spelling Word: usurp
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sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate


Spelling Word: vacillate
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empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant


Spelling Word: vacuous
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dull and unimaginative; lacking taste or flavor


Spelling Word: vapid
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streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful


Spelling Word: variegated
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treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of


Spelling Word: venerate
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truthfulness; unwillingness to tell lies


Spelling Word: veracity
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green; full of juice in vegetation


Spelling Word: verdant
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annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to


Spelling Word: vex
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acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand


Spelling Word: vicarious
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change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation


Spelling Word: vicissitude
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debase; degrade; spread negative information about


Spelling Word: vilify
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sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow


Spelling Word: viscous
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harsh or corrosive in tone; sarcastic; bitterly scathing


Spelling Word: vitriolic
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unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste


Spelling Word: wanton
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agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way


Spelling Word: winsome
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full of wishful yearning or longing; sadly thoughtful


Spelling Word: wistful
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point directly overhead in sky; summit


Spelling Word: zenith
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gentle breeze; west wind; any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments


Spelling Word: zephyr