9th Grade Words for Langhorne, PA, USA

Words for 9th Grade students of Neshaminy School District.
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 9th Grade Words for Neshaminy School District
abatement
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n. the act of abating
abdicate
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v. give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
abstract
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a. theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
acumen
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n. mental keenness; quickness of perception
adherent
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n. one who strongly supports something; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
adjunct
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n. something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior
aesthetic
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a. elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
aggrandize
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v. increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
allegory
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n. symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
allusion
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n. indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
ameliorate
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v. make or become better; improve; grow better
amenable
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a. responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
amoral
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a. lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.
amorous
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a. moved by sexual love; loving
ancillary
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a. serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary
antipathy
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n. strong feeling of aversion; dislike
antiquated
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a. too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
antiquity
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n. ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages; extreme oldness
antithesis
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n. a contrast or opposition between two things; direct contrast
aperture
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n. opening; diameter of such an opening; hole
approbation
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n. expression of warm approval; praise
arcane
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a. secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
ardor
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n. intense feeling of love; feelings of great warmth and intensity
ascendancy
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n. superiority or decisive advantage; domination
ascertain
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v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
assiduous
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a. constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
assimilation
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n. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
attenuate
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v. make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of
audacious
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a. fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold
audit
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v. make an official examination of the accounts of a business and produce a report
augment
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v. make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
auxiliary
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a. giving help or support, especially to a more important person or thing
avarice
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n. greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
aversion
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n. firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike
avouch
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v. admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
belabor
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v. discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon
bemuse
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v. cause to be confused emotionally
benefactor
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n. gift giver; person who gives people or institutions with financial help
beseech
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v. beg; plead with; ask for or request earnestly
betoken
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v. signify; indicate; be a visible sign of; give evidence of
blanch
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v. cause to turn white or become pale; take color from; bleach
blatant
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a. flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
boorish
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a. rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
brigand
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n. an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
buffet
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n. table with food set out for people to serve themselves
buffoon
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n. one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
bulwark
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n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bursar
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n. treasurer or keeper of funds; purser or treasurer of college or other community
buttress
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v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
cajole
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v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
calamitous
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a. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
carnal
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a. fleshly; of or relating to body or flesh; bodily
carouse
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n. revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
carp
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n. the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
castigate
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v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
cavalier
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a. offhand or casual; given to haughty disregard of others
cavort
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v. play boisterously
certitude
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n. state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence
cessation
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n. bringing or coming to end; ceasing
champion
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n. a person who has defeated all rivals in a competition
chasten
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v. rid of excess; refine or purify; correct by punishment or reproof
chastise
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v. punish, as by beating; criticize severely; rebuke
cherubic
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a. angelic; innocent-looking; like a baby; infantile
churlish
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a. difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable
circumscribe
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v. limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle
citadel
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n. fortress; fortified place which people could go for shelter during battle
clandestine
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a. secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Coalesce
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v. fuse or cause to grow together
cognition
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n. the process of knowing
collateral
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n. security pledged for repayment of loan
commodious
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a. spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient
compatriot
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n. person from one's own country; colleague; somebody from one's own country; a fellow-countryman
compensate
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v. make amends for; reimburse
complacent
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a. contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
compunction
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n. feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt
concede
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v. admit; yield; give up physical control of another
conceptualize
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v. have the idea for
concur
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v. be in accord; be in agreement
conduit
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n. pipe or channel for conveying fluids; tube for enclosing electric wires or cable
congenial
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a. pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste; compatible
conjecture
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v. guess, based on the appearance of a situation and not on proof
Conjugal
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a. of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
constrained
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a. lacking spontaneity; not natural
constraint
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n. something that restricts or confines within prescribed bounds
consummate
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a. carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
contentious
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a. quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy
conundrum
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n. riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
convene
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v. cause to come together formally
conventional
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a. based upon tradition rules; formed by agreement or compact
corrugate
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v. fold into ridges
credence
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n. credit; faith
credulous
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a. apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
culpable
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a. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
cumulative
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a. increasing by successive addition
cynic
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n. a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons
daunt
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v. frighten; abate the courage of; discourage
debutante
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n. young woman making formal entrance into society
decapitate
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v. behead; cut off the head of
deferential
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a. showing deference; respectful and considerate
deflation
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n. a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices; the act of letting the air out of something
demystify
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v. clarify; free from mystery or obscurity
deplore
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v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
deploy
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v. position troops in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; put into use or action
deride
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v. ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
destitute
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a. extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid
diffract
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v. undergo diffraction
diligent
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a. assiduous; industrious; hard working
dirge
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n. a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn
disbar
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v. remove from the bar; expel from the practice of law by official action
disconcerting
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a. causing an emotional disturbance
dishearten
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v. discourage; cause to lose courage or hope
disinclined
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a. not inclined; having a disinclination; being unwilling
disinterment
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n. the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
disoblige
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v. ignore someone's wishes
dispassionate
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a. calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
dissemble
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v. disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
disseminate
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v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
Dissension
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n. a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
dissuade
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v. persuade not to do; discourage
divisive
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a. having a quality that divides, separates, or creates contention and discord
dogmatic
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a. stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
dowry
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n. money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
dross
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n. waste or impure matter; worthless, commonplace, or trivial matter
dubious
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a. questionable; filled with doubt
edifice
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n. building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
efface
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v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
efficacious
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a. successful in producing desired or intended result;
effigy
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n. crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group; likeness or image, especially of a person
elucidate
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v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
encipher
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v. encode; convert plain message into code
enervate
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v. weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
engender
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v. cause; bring into existence; give rise to
enigmatic
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a. obscure; puzzling; not easily explained or accounted for
ensconce
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v. settle oneself securely or comfortably; place or conceal in secure place
epigram
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n. witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation
epigraph
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n. a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
epithet
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n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
erudite
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a. learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
erudition
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n. profound scholarly knowledge
euphony
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n. any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
euthanasia
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n. practice of ending life of hopelessly ill individuals; assisted suicide
evince
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v. show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
evoke
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v. bring out; arouse; call forth
exhort
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v. urge on or encourage, especially by shouts; make urgent appeal
expatriate
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n. someone who has withdrawn from his native land
expound
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v. explain or describe in detail
expunge
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v. cancel; remove; erase or strike out
extradite
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v. hand over to the authorities of another country
extraneous
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a. not essential; coming from outside
facilitate
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v. help bring about; make less difficult
facility
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n. service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose
fastidious
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a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
felicitous
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a. apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
felicity
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n. great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
filch
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v. steal, especially in a small, sly way; take from another on a petty scale, as by violation of trust
flaccid
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a. acting in strength, firmness, or resilience
flagrant
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a. obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
flamboyant
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a. elaborately or excessively ornamented
flounder
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v. move or act clumsily and in confusion
flout
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v. reject; mock; express contempt for rules by word or action; behave with contempt
forswear
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v. renounce or deny something, especially under oath; swear falsely, usually under pressure
foster
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v. rear; promote the growth of; help develop
founder
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v. fail completely; sink below the surface of the water
frenetic
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a. excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion
furtive
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a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
fusion
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n. union; act of melting together by heat
garish
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a. over-bright in color; tastelessly showy
garner
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v. gather; store up; amass; acquire
garrulous
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a. talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
gratis
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a. free, without charge; costing nothing
gratuity
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n. something given freely or without recompense; free gift; a present
gregarious
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a. sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
grievous
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a. causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful
gross
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a. of huge size; excessively large; coarse; rough; not fine or delicate
guile
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n. skillful deceit; disposition to deceive or cheat; disguise cunningly
haggle
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v. argue about prices; bargain, as over the price of something
hallow
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v. make holy; set apart for holy or religious use; consecrate; treat or keep as sacred
headstrong
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a. stubbornly and often recklessly willful; unyielding
heathen
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n. irreligious person; pagan ; one who does not acknowledge the God of the Bible
hemorrhage
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n. the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
herald
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n. proclaim; announces important news; messenger
hiatus
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n. gap; interruption in duration or continuity; pause
hoary
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a. gray or white with or as if with age; covered with grayish hair
hyperbole
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n. figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis; overstatement
illimitable
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a. without limits in extent, size, or quantity
impassioned
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a. actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited
impeach
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v. make an accusation against; challenge or discredit the credibility of
impecunious
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a. without money; poor; penniless
implacable
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a. incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
implicit
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a. implied or understood though not directly expressed
importune
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v. beg persistently; ask for urgently or repeatedly; annoy
imposing
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a. adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; impressive in appearance
impromptu
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a. without previous preparation
improvident
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a. thriftless; not providing for future; incautious
incarcerate
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v. imprison; put into jail; shut up or enclose
incognito
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a. with one's identity disguised or concealed; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title
incoherent
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a. lacking cohesion, connection, or harmony; unable to think in clear manner
inconsequential
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a. insignificant; lacking importance; not following from premises or evidence; illogical
indecorous
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a. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
indict
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v. charge; accuse formally of a crime
indignant
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a. affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment
inebriated
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a. under the influence of alcohol; intoxicated; drunk
inept
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a. lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
inevitable
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a. unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented
infallible
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a. incapable of failure or error
infamy
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n. evil fame or public reputation
ingratiate
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v. become popular with; make agreeable or acceptable
inhibit
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v. restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
insatiable
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a. not easily satisfied; impossible to satiate or satisfy; greedy
inscrutable
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a. impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
insipid
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a. lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull
insolent
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a. strange; unusual; haughty or brutal in behavior or language; grossly rude or disrespectful
insoluble
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a. admitting of no solution or explanation
insubstantial
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a. lacking substance or reality; insignificant; frail; not firm or solid
intimation
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n. an indirect suggestion
intransigent
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a. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason
introspective
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a. looking within oneself; thoughtful about oneself; studying or exhibiting one's own internal state
invective
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n. abusive language used to express blame or ill will
invincible
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a. incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable
irascible
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a. irritable; easily angered; excited by or arising from anger
jaded
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a. fatigued dulled by surfeit; exhausted; worn out; wearied
jollity
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n. gayness; splendor; cheerfulness or celebration
juncture
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n. point in time, especially a critical point; joining point
juxtapose
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v. place side by side
juxtaposition
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n. act of positioning close together; side-by-side position
knave
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n. untrustworthy person; deceitful and unreliable scoundrel; man of humble birth; male servant
knell
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n. the sound of a bell knelling; a toll
lament
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v. grieve; express sorrow; regret deeply
lamentation
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n. the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
lethargy
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n. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
licentious
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a. amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint
lien
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n. a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
lionize
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v. look on or treat a person as celebrity; visit famous places in order to revere them
lissome
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a. moving and bending with ease
lithe
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a. flexible; moving and bending with ease
livid
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a. lead-colored; black and blue; discolored, as from a bruise; extremely angry
loathe
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v. dislike greatly; hate; cause to dislike or avoid
luminary
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n. celebrity; person who is an inspiration to others; person who has achieved eminence in specific field
luminous
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a. shining; emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light
maelstrom
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n. whirlpool; powerful circular current of water
malady
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n. disease, disorder, or ailment; unwholesome condition
malefactor
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n. criminal; one who does evil or injury to another
malinger
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v. avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
mannered
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a. artificial or affected; not natural; having or showing a certain manner
mar
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v. spoil or damage; impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of
marred
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a. damaged or disfigured by injury or rough wear
masquerade
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n. assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions; dramatic performance by actors in masks
maudlin
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a. tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
melancholy
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a. gloomy; feeling of thoughtful sadness; affected by depression
mirth
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n. gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter
misanthrope
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n. one who hates or mistrusts mankind
missive
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n. letter; written message; messenger
mitigate
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v. make less severe or harsh; moderate
mnemonic
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a. assisting, or intended to assist the memory
naive
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a. too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, lacking worldly experience
natal
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a. of one's birth; accompanying or dating from one's birth; native
nebulous
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a. lacking definite form or limits; hazy; cloudy
nemesis
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n. someone seeking revenge; source of harm or ruin; opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome
neutrality
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n. a neutral position, especially in a war
neutralize
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v. make neutral and thus inoffensive
nicety
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n. precision; subtle difference in meaning, opinion, or attitude
nomenclature
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n. terminology; system of names used in an art or science
nondescript
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a. dull and uninteresting; lacking distinct or individual
oblivious
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a. inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
obscure
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v. darken; make dim or indistinct; conceal in obscurity
obscurity
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n. quality or state of being obscure; darkness; privacy; inconspicuousness
obviate
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v. bypass requirement or make it unnecessary; get rid of
odious
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a. hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
ominous
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a. threatening; foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
oracle
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n. answer of god; communications, revelations, or messages delivered by god to the prophets
palatial
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a. of nature of palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness
palette
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n. board on which painter mixes pigments
pallid
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a. abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness
parch
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v. burn surface of; roast over fire, as dry grain; dry to extremity
pare
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v. remove outer covering or skin of with knife or similar instrument
parochial
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a. narrow in outlook; related to local church community
parry
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v. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
partisan
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a. one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party
pathogenic
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a. able to cause disease; producing disease
pedant
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n. one who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning
pediment
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n. a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof
pejorative
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a. tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling
pensive
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a. deeply, often dreamily thoughtful; engaged in serious thought or reflection; contemplative
perfunctory
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a. done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care
personification
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n. representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
pervert
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v. cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt; bring to a bad or worse condition
phalanx
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n. compact or close knit group of people, animals, or things
pique
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n. sudden outburst of anger; state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity
pneumatic
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a. of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
politic
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a. expedient; artful, crafty or cunning; using, displaying, or proceeding from policy
portent
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n. omen; forewarning; something that portends an event about to occur, especially unfortunate or evil event
possible
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a. able to be done
potentate
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n. monarch; ruler who is unconstrained by law
premeditate
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v. plan, arrange, or plot in advance; deliberate upon future action
progressive
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a. forward-looking; advancing; incremental
pungent
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a. stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic
puritanical
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a. exaggeratedly proper
query
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n. inquiry; doubt in the mind; mental reservation
quiver
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v. shake with slight, rapid, tremulous movement
ramification
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n. act or process of branching out or dividing into branches; subdivision or branch
rancor
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n. bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred
rancorous
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a. full of deep-seated enmity or, malice, or hatred
ravenous
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a. extremely hungry; voracious; eager for prey
recapitulate
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v. summarize; repeat in concise form
reclusive
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a. avoiding the company of other people; solitary
rectify
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v. set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
redundant
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a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy
refract
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v. deflect sound or light from straight path ; alter by viewing through medium
refuge
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n. a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble
rehabilitate
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v. restore to proper condition; help to re-adapt, as to former state of health or good repute
rejuvenate
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v. make young again; restore to youthful vigor or appearance
remediable
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a. capable of being remedied or cured; set straight or right
remuneration
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n. something that remunerates
renown
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n. fame; quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
repast
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n. food eaten or provided at a meal; feast; banquet
replete
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a. filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
repression
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n. a state of forcible subjugation
reprove
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v. voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
repudiate
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v. disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
repulse
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v. force or drive back; drive back; refuse; disgust
requite
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v. repay; revenge; make repayment for or return something
resilient
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a. elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily
resonant
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a. echoing; strong and deep in tone; resounding; having lasting presence or effect
resonate
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v. To have an effect or impact; to influence; to engender support
restitution
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n. reparation; getting something back again; restoring something to its original state
retort
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n. reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner
retroactive
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a. extending in scope or effect to a prior time or to prior conditions
revile
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v. attack with abusive language; vilify
revitalize
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v. to give new life or energy, usually after a period of inactivity
rhapsody
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n. an epic poem adapted for recitation
robust
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a. vigorous; full of health and strength; vigorous
rotund
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a. (of sounds) full and rich
sallow
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a. unhealthy looking
sanction
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v. give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law
sanctuary
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n. place of refuge or asylum; shrine; holy place, such as a church, temple, or mosque
sanguine
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a. cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy
scale
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n. a balance or any of various other instruments or devices for weighing
scathing
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n. the act of damaging something or someone
scenario
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n. screenplay; outline or model of an expected sequence of events
scrupulous
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a. exactly and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious
sedition
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n. resistance to authority; insubordination or rebellion
sensual
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a. physical rather than spiritual or intellectual; affecting any of senses or sense organ; sensory
sequel
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n. a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
servile
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a. slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor
soluble
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a. able to be dissolved; able to be explained
sordid
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a. filthy; unethical or dishonest; dirty; foul; morally degraded
stagnant
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a. not moving or flowing; lacking vitality or briskness; stale; dull
stasis
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n. condition of balance among various forces; inactivity resulting from static balance
stipend
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n. fixed and regular payment, such as salary for services or allowance.
strident
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a. loud and harsh; insistent; high-pitched; rough-sounding
stringent
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a. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
stultify
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v. cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; frustrate or hinder
sublime
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a. of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth; characterized by nobility; majestic
submissive
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a. yielding; inclined or ready to submit
subterfuge
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n. pretense; something intended to misrepresent
superfluous
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a. being beyond what is required or sufficient
surfeit
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v. eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess
tenuous
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a. long and thin; slender; having little substance
tinge
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n. degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste
torpor
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n. state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; sluggishness; dormancy
transmute
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v. change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform
truant
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n. wandering from business or duty; one who is absent without permission, especially from school
undulating
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a. moving with wavelike motion
vacillate
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v. sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate
vagrant
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n. person without home or job; bird found outside its species' usual range
vestige
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n. trace; remains; indication that something has been happened
vindicate
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v. clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend
vindication
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n. act of vindicating, or state of being vindicated; defense; evidence or statements that justify a claim or belief
vindictive
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a. seek revenge or intended for revenge; showing malicious will
viscous
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a. sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow
vivacious
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a. animated; lively; vigorous and active
volition
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n. act of making conscious choice; power or faculty of choosing
vulnerable
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a. susceptible to wounds; capable of being wounded or hurt
winsome
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a. agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way
wizened
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a. lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness