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abandon:
n. lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
abduction:
n. the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force
abject:
a. being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
abrasive:
a. rubbing away; tending to grind down
absolute:
a. perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
absolve:
v. pronounce clear of guilt or blame; grant remission of sin to; acquit
absorb:
v. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
abstinence:
n. restraint from eating or drinking;  refraining from indulging appetite or desire
abstract:
a. theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
abusive:
a. coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use
abyss:
n. enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell
academic:
a. related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to the scholarly organization; based on formal education
accelerate:
v. move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
accessible:
a. easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
accessory:
n. additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
accommodate:
v. do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
accomplice:
n. partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
accord:
n. settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
acknowledge:
v. declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
acme:
n. the highest point or level, as of achievement or development; maturity or perfection of animal
acquire:
v. gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with a tracking system
acquittal:
n. state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
acute:
a. quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
adage:
n. wise saying; brief familiar proverb;  expression of popular wisdom
adamant:
a. extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
adapt:
v. make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
addiction:
n. the compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
address:
v. make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of
adept:
a. expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
adhere:
v. stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
adjacent:
a. adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
administration:
n. management; supervision; people who are in charge of management; the activity of government for powers and duties
adolescence:
n. state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity
adversary:
n. the opponent in a contest; someone who offers opposition
adverse:
a. in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
adversity:
n. state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
advocate:
v. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; plead for; push for something
aesthetic:
a. elegant or tasteful; of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste
affected:
a. speaking or behaving in an artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
affidavit:
n. written statement made under oath
affiliation:
n. partnership; alliance; association in the same family or society
affliction:
n. cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
aftermath:
n. outcome; consequence, especially of a disaster or misfortune
agenda:
n. items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
agent:
n. one that acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
aggressor:
n. one that engages in aggression; a person who first attacks
alias:
n. assumed name; another name; a name that has been assumed temporarily
alien:
a. dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
alienate:
v. cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
alimony:
n. payment by a husband to his divorced wife, or vice versa
allegiance:
n. loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
alleviate:
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
alloy:
n. mixture; a combination of diverse things
allure:
v. attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
aloof:
a. apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
altercation:
n. a noisy quarrel; contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy
amend:
v. change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
amiss:
a. out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
ammunition:
n. military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells
amnesia:
n. partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
amnesty:
n. the general pardon granted by the government, especially for political offenses
amoral:
a. lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong
ample:
a. more than enough in size or scope or capacity; relatively large
amulet:
n. object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
analogy:
n. the similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
anarchy:
n. absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
anchor:
v. secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate
anecdote:
n. a short account of the amusing or interesting event; short narrative; a secret story of history or biography
anemia:
n. condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
anesthetic:
n. a substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling
anguish:
n. agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
animated:
a. having life or vigor or spirit; filled with activity; in the form of cartoon
animosity:
n. bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
annex:
v. append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
anomaly:
n. irregularity; a person or something unusual; departure from the normal or common order
anonymity:
n. state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
anonymous:
a. having no name; having an unknown or unacknowledged name
anthem:
n. song of praise or patriotism; the song of devotion or loyalty
anthropologist:
n. one who studies history and science of mankind
antidote:
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease; an agent that relieves or counteracts
antiquated:
a. too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
antiseptic:
n. a substance that prevents infection; a substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
ape:
v. imitate; mimic, as an ape imitates human actions
apocalyptic:
a. prophetic; involving or portending widespread devastation
apparatus:
n. a group of parts that work together to perform a given function; appliance, or device for a particular purpose
appease:
v. bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
application:
n. close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
appreciate:
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
apprehend:
v. take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
appropriate:
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
aptitude:
n. inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
arbitrary:
a. randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
arbitrator:
n. someone chosen to judge and decide the disputed issue;  one having the power to make authoritative decisions
arcade:
n. covered passageway, usually lined with shops; simple arched opening in a wall; vault or vaulted place
archives:
n. public records; place where public records are kept
aria:
n. operatic solo; a solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment
array:
v. set out for display or use; place in orderly arrangement
arrest:
v. stop or slow down; catch someone's attention; take into custody
arrogance:
n. overbearing pride; haughtiness; manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, or estimation
arrogant:
a. arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
arsenal:
n. storage place for military equipment; a stock of weapons
articulate:
a. expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
artifact:
n. the object made by human beings; inaccurate observation, effect, or result
ascertain:
v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
asinine:
a. utterly stupid or silly; inanely foolish
aspire:
v. seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end
assert:
v. declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
assessment:
n. act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
assumption:
n. something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of
assurance:
n. promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
asteroid:
n. small planet; any small celestial bodies that revolve around the sun
astral:
a. relating to stars; star-shaped
astronomical:
a. enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy
astute:
a. wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence
asylum:
n. place of refuge or shelter; protection
atlas:
n. a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables
atone:
v. make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin
attain:
v. achieve or accomplish; gain
attentive:
a. alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
attest:
v. testify; authenticate, affirm to be true
attribute:
n. essential quality; reputation; honor
audit:
v. examine, verify, or correct the financial accounts of
auditorium:
n. area of theater or concert hall where the audience sits
august:
a. impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration
authoritative:
a. weighting authority; peremptory and dictatorial
autopsy:
n. examination of dead body; post-mortem
auxiliary:
a. helper, additional or subsidiary
avail:
v. turn to the advantage of; be of service to; profit; promote
avalanche:
n. a great mass of falling snow and ice
avenge:
v. take vengeance for something, or on behalf of someone
aversion:
n. firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike
avert:
v. prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away
avid:
a. greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm
awe:
n. mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
babble:
v. talk foolishly or idly; utter meaningless confusion of words or sounds
badger:
v. pester; annoy persistently; persuade through constant efforts
bait:
v. harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap
balm:
n. something that relieves pain
balmy:
a. mild and pleasant; fragrant
bane:
n. something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
barb:
n. sharp projection from fishhook; openly cutting remark
barren:
a. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
beam:
n. ray of light; a long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool
begrudge:
v. resent; give or expend with reluctance; be envious of
belittle:
v. disparage or depreciate; put down
benefactor:
n. gift giver; a person who gives people or institutions financial help
beneficial:
a. helpful; tending to promote physical well-being
beneficiary:
n. a person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
benevolent:
a. generous in providing aid to others; charitable
benign:
a. kindly; favorable; not malignant
bent:
a. determined to do or have
berserk:
a. mentally or emotionally upset; deranged; excessively agitated
beseech:
v. beg; plead with; ask for or request earnestly
bestow:
v. give as a gift; present
betray:
v. be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
biased:
a. favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
bizarre:
a. fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
bland:
a. lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
blasphemy:
n. act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God
blatant:
a. flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
bleak:
a. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
bloated:
a. swollen or puffed as with water or air
bluff:
n. the pretense of strength; mislead or deceive
blunt:
a. having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive
blurt:
v. utter suddenly and impulsively
bode:
v. foreshadow; indicate by signs; be an omen of; predict
bogus:
a. counterfeit or fake; not authentic; not genuine
bolt:
v. dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly
booming:
a. deep and resonant; flourishing; thriving
boundless:
a. being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast
bourgeois:
a. middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
boycott:
v. refrain from buying or using
bravado:
n. defiant or swaggering behavior; the pretense of courage; false show of bravery
brazen:
a. having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless
breach:
n. breaking of contract or duty; breaking of waves or surf; fissure or gap
brittle:
a. easily broken; having little elasticity
brochure:
n. pamphlet; small book usually having a paper cover
brooch:
n. ornamental clasp;  decorative pin worn by women
browse:
v. graze; skim or glance at casually
buffet:
n. table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
bureaucracy:
n. over-regulated administrative system
burly:
a. husky; muscular and heavily built
cache:
n. hiding place; secret store of valuables or money
cadaver:
n. corpse; dead body, especially one intended for dissection
calculated:
a. deliberately planned; carefully thought out in advance
caliber:
n. ability; degree or grade of excellence or worth; diameter of a tube or gun barrel
callous:
a. emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened
camouflage:
v. exploit natural surroundings to disguise something; conceal
candor:
n. frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
canine:
a. related to dogs; dog-like; affecting or derived from dogs
cant:
n. inclination or slope; slanted or oblique surface; jargon, especially of thieves; dialect
capacity:
n. mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
caprice:
n. sudden, unexpected fancy; impulsive change of mind
caption:
n. title; chapter heading; text under illustration
carat:
n. unit of weight for precious stones; a measure of fineness of gold
cardinal:
a. chief; serving as an essential component
cardiologist:
n. the doctor who specializes in medical problems related to heart
carnage:
n. destruction of life; the savage and excessive killing of many people
carnal:
a. fleshly; of or relating to body or flesh; bodily
cascade:
n. small waterfall; sudden downpour
casualty:
n. serious or fatal accident; someone injured or killed in an accident
catalyst:
n. an agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catastrophe:
n. calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune
catholic:
a. broadly sympathetic; universal; related to Roman Catholic Church
caucus:
n. a private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
cavalier:
a. offhand or casual; given to haughty disregard of others
celebrated:
a. famous; well-known; having illustrious past
censor:
n. overseer of morals; official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content
cerebral:
a. relating to the brain or cerebrum;  intellectual rather than emotional
champion:
v. protect or fight for the first place
chaotic:
a. in utter disorder; lacking visible order or organization
charisma:
n. divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of a political leader
charlatan:
n. quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance
chaste:
a. morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest
check:
v. stop motion; curb or restrain
checkered:
a. divided into squares; diversified in color; marked by great changes or shifts in fortune
chisel:
n. a metal tool with a sharp edge used to cut and shape stone, wood, or metal
chivalrous:
a. having qualities of ideal knight; faithful; brave
choreography:
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; the arrangement of dances
chronic:
a. lasting for a long period;  marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
chronicle:
v. report or record in chronological order
cite:
v. quote; adduce as an instance
civil:
a. having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
clairvoyant:
n. having foresight; fortuneteller
clandestine:
a. secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
clasp:
n. fastening device; firm grip
clemency:
n. mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act
clientele:
n. clients of professional person; the body of customers or patrons
clip:
n. a small section of filmed or filed material
clout:
n. blow, especially with the fist; great influence, especially political or social
coalition:
n. partnership; league; state of being combined into one body
coercion:
n. use of force to get someone to obey
coin:
v. make pieces of money from metal; invent or fabricate
coincidence:
n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
collage:
n. work of art put together from fragments
collateral:
n. security pledged for repayment of loan
colossal:
a. of extraordinary size; huge; gigantic
comatose:
a. in coma; extremely sleepy; unconscious
commemorate:
v. serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony
communal:
a. held in common; of a group of people
commute:
v. obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; regularly travel from a place of residence to another place
compact:
n. small and economical car; small cosmetics case
compatible:
a. harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes
compelling:
a. overpowering; drivingly forceful; urgently requiring attention
complement:
v. complete; consummate; make perfect
compliance:
n. readiness to yield; happy friendly agreement
component:
n. element; ingredient; abstract part of something
compound:
n. combination of two or more elements or parts
comprehensive:
a. thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
compress:
v. close; squeeze or press together; contract
compromise:
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
compute:
v. reckon; make a mathematical calculation
concede:
v. admit; yield; give up physical control of another
conception:
n. beginning; forming of an idea; an act of conceiving
concession:
n. act of yielding; point yielded; acknowledgment or admission
concord:
n. agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things
conundrum:
n. riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
convene:
v. cause to come together formally
convention:
n. social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
conventional:
a. based upon traditional rules; formed by agreement or compact
converse:
v. chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
convert:
n. change something into another form; transform
conviction:
n. the judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
cordial:
a. gracious; showing warmth and friendliness
coronation:
n. ceremony of crowning queen or king
corroborate:
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
cosmic:
a. of the universe; vast
cosmopolitan:
a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope
covert:
a. secretive, not openly shown
curator:
n. one who manages museum or library; superintendent; manager
curt:
a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
cynical:
a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
dabble:
v. splash liquid gently and playfully; undertake something without serious intent
dank:
a. disagreeably damp or humid; cold moisture; unpleasant humidity
deadlock:
n. standstill resulting from the opposition of two forces or factions; stalemate
debacle:
n. sudden downfall; complete disaster
debris:
n. remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
debutante:
n. young woman making formal entrance into society
decipher:
v. convert code into ordinary language; read with difficulty
decorum:
n. propriety in manners and conduct; good taste in manners; conventions or requirements of polite behavior
decoy:
n. lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
default:
n. failure to act; an option that is selected automatically
defer:
v. delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time
defiance:
n. refusal to yield; readiness to contend or resist
definitive:
a. final; complete; precisely defined or explicit
deflect:
v. turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
defuse:
v. remove the fuse of the bomb; reduce or eliminate the threat
degenerate:
v. become worse; decline; fall
degradation:
n. humiliation; debasement; decline to a lower condition, quality, or level
delectable:
a. delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
delete:
v. erase; strike out; remove or make invisible
deliberate:
v. consider; think about carefully; weigh
delusion:
n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
demeanor:
n. conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
demented:
a. insane; mad; of unsound mind; mentally ill
demise:
n. end of existence or activity; termination
demolition:
n. act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying
deploy:
v. position troops in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; put into use or action
deposition:
n. testimony under oath; the act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
deranged:
a. disordered; especially in mind; crazy; insane