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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