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abjure:
/æb'dʒʊə(r)/ v. Syn. renounce; abandon
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
abrogate:
/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
acumen:
/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception
adumbrate:
/'ædʌmbreɪt/ v. Syn. overshadow; shade
give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade
alacrity:
/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
anathema:
/ə'næθəmə/ n.
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
antipathy:
/æn'tɪpəθɪ/ n. Syn. aversion; dislike
strong feeling of aversion; dislike
approbation:
/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise
arrogate:
/'æroʊgeɪt/ v.
claim without justification; claim for oneself without right
ascetic:
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
assiduous:
/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
boon:
/bu:n/ n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
brusque:
/brʊsk/;/brʌsk/ a. Syn. blunt; abrupt
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
burnish:
/'bɜrnɪʃ/ v. Syn. polish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
buttress:
/'bʌtrɪs/ v. Syn. support
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
cajole:
/kə'dʒoʊl/ v.
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
calumny:
/'kæləmnɪ/ n. Syn. slander
false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander
capricious:
/kə'prɪʃəs/ a. Syn. unpredictable; fickle; arbitrary
fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
clemency:
/'klɛmənsɪ/ n.
mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
cogent:
/'koʊdʒənt/ a. Syn. convincing
reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive
concomitant:
/kən'kɒmɪtənt/ a. Syn. accompanying
in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with
conflagration:
/kɒnflə'greɪʃ(ə)n/ a.
large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict
conundrum:
/kə'nʌndrəm/ n. Syn. riddle
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
credulity:
/krɪ'dju:lɪtɪ/;/krɪ'du:lɪtɪ/ n.
readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence
cupidity:
/kju:'pɪdɪtɪ/ n. Syn. greed
greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
cursory:
/'kɜrsərɪ/ a. Syn. casual
casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
decry:
/dɪ'kraɪ/ v. Syn. disparage
express strong disapproval of; disparage
defile:
/di:'faɪl/ v. Syn. pollute
pollute; make dirty or spotty
deleterious:
/dɛlɪ'tɪərɪəs/ a. Syn. harmful
having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
demure:
/dɪ'mjʊə(r)/ a. Syn. grave; serious
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
deprecate:
/'dɛprɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. belittle
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
deride:
/dɪ'raɪd/ v. Syn. ridicule
ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
desecrate:
/'dɛsɪkreɪt/ v.
violate with violence, especially to sacred place
discursive:
/dɪ'skɜrsɪv/ a.
tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
dissemble:
/dɪ'sɛmb(ə)l/ v. Syn. disguise; pretend
disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
ebullient:
/ɪ'bʌlɪənt/ a.
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
effrontery:
/ɛ'frʌntərɪ/ n.
shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
egregious:
/ɪ'gri:dʒəs/ a. Syn. notorious
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
enervate:
/'ɛnəveɪt/ v. Syn. weaken
weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
ephemeral:
/ɪ'fɛmərəl/ a.
short-lived; enduring a very short time
eschew:
/ɪs'tʃu:/ v. Syn. avoid; escape
avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
evanescent:
/i:və'nɛs(ə)nt/;/ɛv-/ a. Syn. fleeting; vanishing
fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
evince:
/ɪ'vɪns/ v. Syn. manifest
show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
exculpate:
/'ɛkskʌlpeɪt/ v.
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
execrable:
/'ɛksɪkrəb(ə)l/ a.
very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
expiate:
/'ɛkspɪeɪt/ v. Syn. atone
make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
expunge:
/ɛk'spʌndʒ/ v. Syn. cancel; remove
cancel; remove; erase or strike out
extant:
/ɛk'stænt/ a.
still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
extol:
/ɪk'stɔl/ v. Syn. praise; glorify
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
fallacious:
/fə'leɪʃəs/ a. Syn. false; deceptive
false; tending to mislead; deceptive
fastidious:
/fæ'stɪdɪəs/ a.
difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
fatuous:
/'fætjʊəs/ a. Syn. foolish
foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
feral:
/'fɪər(ə)l/ a. Syn. wild
not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
fetid:
/'fɛtɪd/ a. Syn. stinking
unpleasant-smelling; having offensive smell; stinking
florid:
/'flɒrɪd/;/'flɔ:rɪd/ a. Syn. ruddy; reddish
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
fractious:
/'frækʃəs/ a. Syn. unruly; disobedient; irritable
inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
garrulous:
/'gærʊləs/ a. Syn. wordy; talkative
talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
gregarious:
/grɪ'gɛərɪəs/ a. Syn. sociable
sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
hackneyed:
/'hæknɪd/ a. Syn. commonplace
repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
hapless:
/'hæplɪs/ a.
without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy
harangue:
/hə'ræŋ/ n.
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
harangue:
/hə'ræŋ/ n.
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
hegemony:
/hɪ'gɛmənɪ/;/'hɛdʒɛmoʊnɪ/ n.
domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by political group or nation over others
impassive:
/ɪm'pæsɪv/ a.
without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
imperious:
/ɪm'pɪərɪəs/ a. Syn. dictatorial
urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
impertinent:
/ɪm'pɜrtɪnənt/ a. Syn. rude
improperly forward or bold; rude
impervious:
/ɪm'pɜrvɪəs/ a. Syn. impenetrable
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
impetuous:
/ɪm'pɛtjʊəs/ a. Syn. violent; hasty; rash.
marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
impinge:
/ɪm'pɪndʒ/ v. Syn. infringe; touch
infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch
implacable:
/ɪm'plækəb(ə)l/ a.
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
inchoate:
/'ɪnkoʊət/ a. Syn. rudimentary; elementary
recently begun; imperfectly formed or developed; elementary
incontrovertible:
/ɪnkɒntrə'vɜrtɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indisputable
indisputable; not open to question
indefatigable:
/ɪndɪ'fætɪgəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. tireless
tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
ineffable:
/ɪn'ɛfəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unutterable
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
inexorable:
/ɪn'ɛksərəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unyielding; implacable
not capable of being swayed; unyielding; implacable
ingenuous:
/ɪn'dʒɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. young; unsophisticated
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
inimical:
/ɪ'nɪmɪk(ə)l/ a. Syn. unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
iniquity:
/ɪ'nɪkw(ə)tɪ/ n.
absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness
insidious:
/ɪn'sɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; stealthy; sly
spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
inure:
/ɪ'njʊə(r)/ v. Syn. harden; habituate
apply in use; use or accustom till no pain or inconvenience; harden; habituate
invective:
/ɪn'vɛktɪv/ n. Syn. abuse
abusive language used to express blame or ill will
inveterate:
/ɪn'vɛtərət/ a. Syn. habitual
deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual
jubilant:
/'dʒu:bɪlənt/ a. Syn. exultant; happy; merry
happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
juxtaposition:
/dʒʌkstəpə'zɪʃən/ n. Syn. apposition
act of positioning close together; side-by-side position
laconic:
/lə'kɒnɪk/ a. Syn. concise
brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
languid:
/'læŋgwɪd/ a. Syn. weak; sluggish
lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness
largess:
/lɑrdʒɪs/ n.
generous gift; money or gifts bestowed
latent:
/'leɪtənt/ a. Syn. dormant; hidden
present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden
legerdemain:
/lɛdʒədə'meɪn/ n.
show of skill or deceitful cleverness, considered magical by naive observers
licentious:
/laɪ'sɛnʃəs/ a. Syn. amoral; unrestrained
amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint
limpid:
/'lɪmpɪd/ a. Syn. clear
clear, transparent or bright; calm, untroubled, and without worry
maelstrom:
/'meɪlstrəm/ n. Syn. whirlpool
whirlpool; powerful circular current of water
magnanimous:
/mæg'nænɪməs/ a. Syn. generous; noble
generous; high-minded; chivalrous
malediction:
/mælɪ'dɪkʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. curse
curse; evil speaking; utterance of curse or execration
malevolent:
/mə'lɛvələnt/ a. Syn. malicious
having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious
manifold:
/'mænɪfoʊld/ a.
various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated
maudlin:
/'mɔ:dlɪn/ a. Syn. sentimental
tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
mawkish:
/'mɔ:kɪʃ/ a. Syn. maudlin
insincerely emotional; showing a sickly excess of sentiment
mendacious:
/mɛn'deɪʃəs/ a. Syn. lying
lying; habitually dishonest; speaking falsely
mercurial:
/mɜrkjʊərɪəl/ a. Syn. capricious
capricious; liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick and changeable in temperament
modicum:
/'mɒdɪkəm/ n.
limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing
multifarious:
/mʌltɪ'fɛərɪəs/ a. Syn. varied
varied; greatly diversified; made up of many differing parts
myriad:
/'mɪrɪəd/ a. Syn. innumerable; many; countless; numberless
of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
nadir:
/'neɪdɪə(r)/ n.
lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
nascent:
/'næsənt/ a. Syn. incipient
incipient; coming into existence; emerging
nefarious:
/nɪ'fɛərɪəs/ a. Syn. abominable
very wicked; infamous by being extremely wicked
neophyte:
/'ni:oʊfaɪt/ n. Syn. beginner
recent convert to a belief; one newly initiated