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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