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abhor
abrasive
abrogate
absolution
abstain
abstemious
abstruse
accolade
acquiesce
acrid
acrophobia
acuity
adamant
adroit
adulation
adversity
advocate
aesthetic
affable
alacrity
alchemy
allay
alleviate
aloof
amass
ambiguity
ambiguous
ambivalence
ambulatory
ameliorate
amiable
amity
amorphous
analgesic
analogous
anarchy
anecdote
animosity
annex
anomaly
antagonism
antediluvian
anthology
antiquated
apathetic
apathy
apocryphal
appease
apprehensive
arable
arbitrary
arcane
archaic
bigot
bilk
billowing
blasphemy
blatant
blighted
blithe
bolster
boorish
bourgeois
braggart
brevity
broach
brusque
bulwark
bureaucracy
burgeon
burnish
buttress
cajole
caldron
callow
candid
candor
cantankerous
capacious
capitulate
carping
cartographer
castigate
catharsis
caucus
caustic
cavalcade
celerity
censorious
censure
cerebral
certitude
chary
chicanery
chimerical
choleric
circuitous
circumlocution

Word and Definition List


abhor: Read  (ненавидеть) fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

abrasive: Read  (абразивных) rubbing away; tending to grind down

abrogate: Read  (отменить) abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

absolution: Read  (отпущение грехов) act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest

abstain: Read  (воздержаться) refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstemious: Read  (воздержан) sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

abstruse: Read  (заумный) obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

accolade: Read  (награды) award of merit; expression of approval; praise

acquiesce: Read  (согласиться) assent; agree without protesting

acrid: Read  (едкие) unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

acrophobia: Read  (акрофобия) fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

acuity: Read  (зрения) sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adamant: Read  (Адамант) extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

adroit: Read  (ловкие) skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adulation: Read  (лести) excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

adversity: Read  (невзгоды) state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advocate: Read  (адвокат) speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aesthetic: Read  (эстетическое) elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

affable: Read  (приветливый) easily approachable; warmly friendly

alacrity: Read  (готовностью) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

alchemy: Read  (алхимия) medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

allay: Read  (развеять) calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

alleviate: Read  (облегчения) provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

aloof: Read  (стороне) apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

amass: Read  (собрать) collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit

ambiguity: Read  (неопределенность) state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read  (неоднозначное) unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalence: Read  (амбивалентность) state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambulatory: Read  (амбулаторных) able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary

ameliorate: Read  (улучшению) make or become better; improve; grow better

amiable: Read  (любезный) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amity: Read  (дружба) friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

amorphous: Read  (аморфный) formless; lacking shape or definition

analgesic: Read  (анальгетик) serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

analogous: Read  (аналогичные) comparable; similar or alike

anarchy: Read  (анархия) absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

anecdote: Read  (анекдот) short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

animosity: Read  (вражды) bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act

annex: Read  (Приложение) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annex: Read  (Приложение) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

anomaly: Read  (аномалии) irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

antagonism: Read  (антагонизм) active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antediluvian: Read  (допотопных) antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

anthology: Read  (антология) book of literary selections by various authors

antiquated: Read  (устаревшие) too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

apathetic: Read  (апатичным) feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

apathy: Read  (апатия) lack of caring; indifference

apocryphal: Read  (апокрифической) untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

appease: Read  (успокоить) bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

apprehensive: Read  (опасение) capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

arable: Read  (пахотных) fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arbitrary: Read  (произвольной) randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

arcane: Read  (тайными) secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

archaic: Read  (архаичных) no longer current or applicable; antiquated

bigot: Read  (Биго) hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics

bilk: Read  (обмануть) defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from

billowing: Read  (вздымающиеся) swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

blasphemy: Read  (богохульст��о) act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity

blatant: Read  (вопиющим) flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

blighted: Read  (омрачена) suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

blithe: Read  (веселый) gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

bolster: Read  (укреплению) support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

boorish: Read  (хамского) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bourgeois: Read  (буржуазной) middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

braggart: Read  (хвастун) boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person

brevity: Read  (краткость) quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

broach: Read  (протяжки) introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

brusque: Read  (резкий) abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

bulwark: Read  (оплотом) earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

bureaucracy: Read  (бюрократия) over-regulated administrative system

burgeon: Read  (распускаться) grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

burnish: Read  (полировки) make shiny by rubbing; polish

buttress: Read  (опоры) support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

cajole: Read  (задобрить) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

caldron: Read  (котел) large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

callow: Read  (Каллоу) youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

candid: Read  (откровенные) straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

candor: Read  (откровенность) frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

cantankerous: Read  (сварливый) ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capacious: Read  (емкий) capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

capitulate: Read  (капитулировать) surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

carping: Read  (придирки) fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

cartographer: Read  (картограф) one who makes maps or charts

castigate: Read  (бичевать) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

catharsis: Read  (катарсис) purging or cleansing of any passage of body

caucus: Read  (собраний) private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

caustic: Read  (каустической) capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

cavalcade: Read  (кавалькада) ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

celerity: Read  (быстроты) swiftness of action or motion; speed

censorious: Read  (строгий) critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

censure: Read  (осуждение) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

cerebral: Read  (мозговой) relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

certitude: Read  (уверенность) state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

chary: Read  (Чары) cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: Read  (крючкотворства) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chimerical: Read  (химерические) fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

choleric: Read  (холерический) hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

circuitous: Read  (обходные) being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

circumlocution: Read  (волокита) indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing