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Read [Esc] (1) subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity

Spelling Word: abate
Read [Esc] (2) deviation, not normal

Spelling Word: aberration
Read [Esc] (3) fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

Spelling Word: abhor
Read [Esc] (4) obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

Spelling Word: abstruse
Read [Esc] (5) approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request

Spelling Word: accost
Read [Esc] (6) bitter animosity

Spelling Word: acrimony
Read [Esc] (7) mental keenness; quickness of perception

Spelling Word: acumen
Read [Esc] (8) extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

Spelling Word: adamant
Read [Esc] (9) expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

Spelling Word: adept
Read [Esc] (10) skillful and adept under pressing conditions

Spelling Word: adroit
Read [Esc] (11) speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked

Spelling Word: affected
Read [Esc] (12) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

Spelling Word: alacrity
Read [Esc] (13) assign, portion

Spelling Word: aloocate
Read [Esc] (14) unselfishly generous; concerned for others

Spelling Word: altruistic
Read [Esc] (15) responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

Spelling Word: amenable
Read [Esc] (16) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc] (17) exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

Spelling Word: amicable
Read [Esc] (18) antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

Spelling Word: antediluvian
Read [Esc] (19) social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings

Spelling Word: anthropology
Read [Esc] (20) strong feeling of aversion; dislike

Spelling Word: antipathy
Read [Esc] (21) feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

Spelling Word: apathetic
Read [Esc] (22) likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

Spelling Word: apt
Read [Esc] (23) secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

Spelling Word: arcane
Read [Esc] (24) superiority or decisive advantage; domination

Spelling Word: ascendancy
Read [Esc] (25) leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

Spelling Word: ascetic
Read [Esc] (26) seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end

Spelling Word: aspire
Read [Esc] (27) assault; attack with or as if with violent blows

Spelling Word: assail
Read [Esc] (28) constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

Spelling Word: assiduous
Read [Esc] (29) ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

Spelling Word: assuage
Read [Esc] (30) wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease

Spelling Word: atrophy
Read [Esc] (31) make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of

Spelling Word: attenuate
Read [Esc] (32) impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration

Spelling Word: august
Read [Esc] (33) air, feeling

Spelling Word: aura
Read [Esc] (34) attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous

Spelling Word: auspicious
Read [Esc] (35) dictator; ruler having unlimited power

Spelling Word: autocrat
Read [Esc] (36) mechanism that imitates actions of humans

Spelling Word: automaton
Read [Esc] (37) greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

Spelling Word: avarice
Read [Esc] (38) obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality

Spelling Word: banal
Read [Esc] (39) artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles

Spelling Word: barrage
Read [Esc] (40) contradict; give a false impression

Spelling Word: belie
Read [Esc] (41) inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

Spelling Word: belligerent
Read [Esc] (42) generous in providing aid to others; charitable

Spelling Word: benevolent
Read [Esc] (43) leave to someone by a will; hand down

Spelling Word: bequeath
Read [Esc] (44) rebuke or scold angrily and at length

Spelling Word: berate
Read [Esc] (45) supported by two opposing parties

Spelling Word: bitartisanship
Read [Esc] (46) suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

Spelling Word: blighted
Read [Esc] (47) marsh, swamp

Spelling Word: bog
Read [Esc] (48) support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

Spelling Word: bolster
Read [Esc] (49) pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

Spelling Word: bombastic
Read [Esc] (50) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

Spelling Word: boorish
Read [Esc] (51) able to float; cheerful and optimistic

Spelling Word: buoyant
Read [Esc] (52) grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

Spelling Word: burgeon
Read [Esc] (53) support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

Spelling Word: buttress
Read [Esc] (54) convoluted, complex

Spelling Word: byzantine
Read [Esc] (55) discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding

Spelling Word: cacophonous
Read [Esc] (56) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

Spelling Word: cajole
Read [Esc] (57) emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened

Spelling Word: callous
Read [Esc] (58) ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

Spelling Word: cantankerous
Read [Esc] (59) fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

Spelling Word: capricious
Read [Esc] (60) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

Spelling Word: castigate
Read [Esc] (61) capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

Spelling Word: caustic
Read [Esc] (62) critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

Spelling Word: censorious
Read [Esc] (63) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

Spelling Word: censure
Read [Esc] (64) relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

Spelling Word: cerebral
Read [Esc] (65) anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

Spelling Word: chagrin
Read [Esc] (66) quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance

Spelling Word: charlatan
Read [Esc] (67) punish, as by beating; criticize severely; rebuke

Spelling Word: chastise
Read [Esc] (68) scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval

Spelling Word: chide
Read [Esc] (69) difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable

Spelling Word: churlish
Read [Esc] (70) being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

Spelling Word: circuitous
Read [Esc] (71) limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle

Spelling Word: circumscribe
Read [Esc] (72) surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit

Spelling Word: circumvent
Read [Esc] (73) secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

Spelling Word: clandestine
Read [Esc] (74) combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite

Spelling Word: coalesce
Read [Esc] (75) succinct

Spelling Word: compendious
Read [Esc] (76) feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble

Spelling Word: complacency
Read [Esc] (77) yielding to request or desire; ready to accommodate; disposed or willing to comply

Spelling Word: compliant
Read [Esc] (78) compromising, apologizing

Spelling Word: conciliate
Read [Esc] (79) agree

Spelling Word: concur
Read [Esc] (80) large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict

Spelling Word: conflagration
Read [Esc] (81) act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet

Spelling Word: confluence
Read [Esc] (82) compatible

Spelling Word: congenial
Read [Esc] (83) diligent; responsible; reliable

Spelling Word: conscientious
Read [Esc] (84) intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror

Spelling Word: consternation
Read [Esc] (85) state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of

Spelling Word: contempt
Read [Esc] (86) worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean

Spelling Word: contemptible
Read [Esc] (87) quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy

Spelling Word: contentious
Read [Esc] (88) festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

Spelling Word: convivial
Read [Esc] (89) plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply

Spelling Word: copious
Read [Esc] (90) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence

Spelling Word: corroborate
Read [Esc] (91) sophisticated; of worldwide scope

Spelling Word: cosmopolitan
Read [Esc] (92) readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence

Spelling Word: credulity
Read [Esc] (93) blameworthy

Spelling Word: culpable
Read [Esc] (94) casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed

Spelling Word: cursory
Read [Esc] (95) bold; incapable of being discouraged; fearless

Spelling Word: dauntless
Read [Esc] (96) scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops

Spelling Word: dearth
Read [Esc] (97) sudden downfall; complete disaster

Spelling Word: debacle
Read [Esc] (98) make weak; enfeeble; impair the strength of

Spelling Word: debilitate
Read [Esc] (99) expose as false, exaggerated, worthless; ridicule

Spelling Word: debunk
Read [Esc] (100) destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of

Spelling Word: decimate
Read [Esc] (101) propriety in manners and conduct; good taste in manners; conventions or requirements of polite behavior

Spelling Word: decorum
Read [Esc] (102) willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect

Spelling Word: deference
Read [Esc] (103) humiliation

Spelling Word: degredation
Read [Esc] (104) having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous

Spelling Word: deleterious
Read [Esc] (105) portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out

Spelling Word: delineate
Read [Esc] (106) openly emotional

Spelling Word: demonstrative
Read [Esc] (107) modest and reserved in manner or behavior

Spelling Word: demure
Read [Esc] (108) clarify; free from mystery or obscurity

Spelling Word: demystify
Read [Esc] (109) blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade

Spelling Word: denigrate
Read [Esc] (110) force to leave; remove from office

Spelling Word: depose
Read [Esc] (111) extreme corruption or degradation; wickedness

Spelling Word: depravity
Read [Esc] (112) express disapproval of; protest against; belittle

Spelling Word: deprecate
Read [Esc] (113) devaluation; decrease in price or value

Spelling Word: depreciation
Read [Esc] (114) ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt

Spelling Word: deride
Read [Esc] (115) unoriginal; derived from another source

Spelling Word: derivative
Read [Esc] (116) expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling

Spelling Word: derogatory
Read [Esc] (117) violate the sacredness of

Spelling Word: desecration
Read [Esc] (118) in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

Spelling Word: despondent
Read [Esc] (119) tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop

Spelling Word: despot
Read [Esc] (120) extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid

Spelling Word: destitute
Read [Esc] (121) something that discourages; tending to deter

Spelling Word: deterrent
Read [Esc] (122) completely lacking; barren or empty

Spelling Word: devoid
Read [Esc] (123) excessively morally instructive

Spelling Word: didactic
Read [Esc] (124) shy

Spelling Word: diffident
Read [Esc] (125) spread out widely; scatter freely; pour out and cause to spread freely

Spelling Word: diffuse
Read [Esc] (126) stray from the subject at hand

Spelling Word: digress(ion)
Read [Esc] (127) tending to waste time

Spelling Word: dilatory
Read [Esc] (128) below the average size; very small; little

Spelling Word: diminutive
Read [Esc] (129) urgent, dreadful

Spelling Word: dire
Read [Esc] (130) detect; perceive

Spelling Word: discern
Read [Esc] (131) disappointed, defeated

Spelling Word: discomfited
Read [Esc] (132) give reduction in price on

Spelling Word: discount
Read [Esc] (133) discouraging

Spelling Word: disheartening
Read [Esc] (134) disenchantment, disappointment

Spelling Word: disillusionment
Read [Esc] (135) giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating

Spelling Word: disingenuous
Read [Esc] (136) belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank

Spelling Word: disparage
Read [Esc] (137) calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

Spelling Word: dispassionate
Read [Esc] (138) scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

Spelling Word: dispel
Read [Esc] (139) argumentative; fond of arguing; inclined to dispute

Spelling Word: disputatious
Read [Esc] (140) make uneasy or anxious; trouble

Spelling Word: disquiet
Read [Esc] (141) distribute; spread; scatter like seeds

Spelling Word: disseminate
Read [Esc] (142) dislike, aversion

Spelling Word: distaste
Read [Esc] (143) differing; tending to move apart in different directions

Spelling Word: divergent
Read [Esc] (144) creating conflict

Spelling Word: divisive
Read [Esc] (145) reveal; make known to public

Spelling Word: divulge
Read [Esc] (146) principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction

Spelling Word: doctrine
Read [Esc] (147) sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active

Spelling Word: dormant
Read [Esc] (148) easily deceived person; duplicate of photographic image

Spelling Word: dupe
Read [Esc] (149) deliberately deceptive

Spelling Word: duplicitous
Read [Esc] (150) showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

Spelling Word: ebullient
Read [Esc] (151) composed of elements from a variety of sources

Spelling Word: eclectic
Read [Esc] (152) rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing

Spelling Word: efface
Read [Esc] (153) bubble, fizz

Spelling Word: effervesce
Read [Esc] (154) belief in equality

Spelling Word: egalitarian
Read [Esc] (155) overjoyed; extremely happy and excited

Spelling Word: elated
Read [Esc] (156) draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer

Spelling Word: elicit
Read [Esc] (157) make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify

Spelling Word: elucidate
Read [Esc] (158) avoid cleverly; escape perception of

Spelling Word: elude
Read [Esc] (159) difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by mind

Spelling Word: elusive
Read [Esc] (160) make worse

Spelling Word: embitter
Read [Esc] (161) throw into confusion; deeply involved especially in something complicated

Spelling Word: embroiled
Read [Esc] (162) compassionate

Spelling Word: empathetic
Read [Esc] (163) derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

Spelling Word: empirical
Read [Esc] (164) surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop

Spelling Word: encompass
Read [Esc] (165) intrusive

Spelling Word: encroaching
Read [Esc] (166) burden

Spelling Word: encumbrance
Read [Esc] (167) puzzle; difficult problem

Spelling Word: enigma
Read [Esc] (168) list each one; mention one by one

Spelling Word: enumerate
Read [Esc] (169) short-lived; enduring a very short time

Spelling Word: ephemeral
Read [Esc] (170) sudden realization

Spelling Word: epiphany
Read [Esc] (171) representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article

Spelling Word: epitome
Read [Esc] (172) calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.

Spelling Word: equanimity
Read [Esc] (173) marked by or having equity; just and impartial

Spelling Word: equitable
Read [Esc] (174) open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead

Spelling Word: equivocal
Read [Esc] (175) learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books

Spelling Word: erudite
Read [Esc] (176) hard to understand; known only in a particular group

Spelling Word: esoteric
Read [Esc] (177) alienate

Spelling Word: estrange
Read [Esc] (178) expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death

Spelling Word: eulogy
Read [Esc] (179) bring out; arouse; call forth

Spelling Word: evoke
Read [Esc] (180) making severe demands; rigorous; requiring great care, effort, or attention

Spelling Word: exacting
Read [Esc] (181) unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out

Spelling Word: excavate
Read [Esc] (182) representative example

Spelling Word: exemplar
Read [Esc] (183) deliberately behaving a certain way to attract attention

Spelling Word: exhibitionist
Read [Esc] (184) urge on or encourage, especially by shouts; make urgent appeal

Spelling Word: exhort
Read [Esc] (185) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits

Spelling Word: exorbitant
Read [Esc] (186) suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest

Spelling Word: expedient
Read [Esc] (187) set forth; set out to public view

Spelling Word: expose
Read [Esc] (188) praise highly; glorify; celebrate

Spelling Word: extol
Read [Esc] (189) free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved

Spelling Word: extricate
Read [Esc] (190) done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent

Spelling Word: facile
Read [Esc] (191) a party of persons having a common end in view

Spelling Word: faction
Read [Esc] (192) false; tending to mislead; deceptive

Spelling Word: fallacious
Read [Esc] (193) deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception

Spelling Word: fallacy
Read [Esc] (194) excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause

Spelling Word: fanaticism
Read [Esc] (195) difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details

Spelling Word: fastidious
Read [Esc] (196) measure the depth; come to understand

Spelling Word: fathom
Read [Esc] (197) well-suited, happy

Spelling Word: felicitious
Read [Esc] (198) refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling

Spelling Word: finesse
Read [Esc] (199) obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice

Spelling Word: flagrant
Read [Esc] (200) lacking proper seriousness; speaking freely; talkative; communicative

Spelling Word: flippant
Read [Esc] (201) reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented

Spelling Word: florid
Read [Esc] (202) confuse

Spelling Word: flummox
Read [Esc] (203) foolishness; lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight

Spelling Word: folly
Read [Esc] (204) rash; marked by unthinking boldness

Spelling Word: foolhardy
Read [Esc] (205) sad and lonely; wretched; abandoned or left behind

Spelling Word: forlorn
Read [Esc] (206) bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack

Spelling Word: fortitude
Read [Esc] (207) accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause

Spelling Word: fortuitous
Read [Esc] (208) cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud

Spelling Word: fraudulent
Read [Esc] (209) sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive

Spelling Word: frugal
Read [Esc] (210) great excitement; public disorder or uproar

Spelling Word: furor
Read [Esc] (211) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

Spelling Word: furtive
Read [Esc] (212) useless; having no useful result; vain

Spelling Word: futile
Read [Esc] (213) manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving

Spelling Word: gait
Read [Esc] (214) courtly; lively and spirited; having or displaying great dignity or nobility

Spelling Word: gallant
Read [Esc] (215) huge; of a tremendous size, volume, degree

Spelling Word: gargantuan
Read [Esc] (216) over-bright in color; tastelessly showy

Spelling Word: garish
Read [Esc] (217) friendly; cordial; having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner

Spelling Word: genial
Read [Esc] (218) cause to sprout or grow; come into existence

Spelling Word: germinate
Read [Esc] (219) person who eats too much food and drink

Spelling Word: glutton
Read [Esc] (220) impressive from inherent grandeur; large and impressive, in size, scope or extent

Spelling Word: grandiose
Read [Esc] (221) repeated too often; over familiar through overuse

Spelling Word: hackneyed
Read [Esc] (222) put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of

Spelling Word: hamper
Read [Esc] (223) in robust and good health; able to survive under unfavorable conditions

Spelling Word: hardy
Read [Esc] (224) accelerate; quicken

Spelling Word: hasten
Read [Esc] (225) opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion

Spelling Word: heresy
Read [Esc] (226) characteristic of acting or stage performance

Spelling Word: histrionic
Read [Esc] (227) excessive pride or self-confidence

Spelling Word: hubris