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ecclesiastic
/ɪkli:zɪ'æstɪk/ n.
minister or priest; cleric; one holding an office in the Christian ministry
edict
/'i:dɪkt/ n.
decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
edify
/'ɛdɪfaɪ/ v. Syn. instruct
instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
egregious
/ɪ'gri:dʒəs/ a. Syn. notorious
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
elicit
/ɪ'lɪsɪt/ v. Syn. provoke
draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
elucidate
/ɪ'lu:sɪdeɪt/ v. Syn. explain; enlighten
make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
emissary
/'ɛmɪsərɪ/ n. Syn. agent; messenger
agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another
engender
/ɪn'dʒɛndə(r)/ v. Syn. cause; produce
cause; bring into existence; give rise to
ennui
/ɒn'wi:/ n.
feeling of being bored by something tedious
ensue
/ɪn'sju:/;/ɪn'su:/ v. Syn. follow
pursue; follow or come afterward; follow as a consequence
entreat
/ɪn'tri:t/ v. Syn. plead
plead; make earnest request of; ask for earnestly
ephemeral
/ɪ'fɛmərəl/ a.
short-lived; enduring a very short time
epitaph
/'ɛpɪtɑrf/ n.
inscription on tombstone in memory
epithet
/'ɛpɪθɛt/ n.
word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
equable
/'ɛkwəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. tranquil; uniform
tranquil; not varying; uniform; not easily disturbed
equanimity
/i:kwə'nɪmɪtɪ/ n.
calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
erratic
/ɪ'rætɪk/ a. Syn. odd; unpredictable
no fixed or regular course; wandering
erudite
/'ɛru:daɪt/ a. Syn. learned; scholarly
learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
esoteric
/i:soʊ'tɛrɪk/ a. Syn. mysterious
hard to understand; known only in a particular group
exceptionable
/ɪk'sɛpʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l/ a.
open or liable to objection or debate; liable to cause disapproval
exculpate
/'ɛkskʌlpeɪt/ v.
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
exemplary
/ɪg'zɛmplərɪ/ a. Syn. modeled; ideal
serving as model; outstanding; typical
exodus
/'ɛksədəs/ n. Syn. departure
departure of a large number of people
exotic
/ɛg'zɒtɪk/ a. Syn. strange
from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
expatriate
/ɛks'pætrɪət/ n. Syn. exile
someone who has withdrawn from his native land
expedient
/ɪk'spi:dɪənt/ a. Syn. suitable
suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
exploit
/ɛk'splɔɪt/ v.
make use of, sometimes unjustly
exposition
/ɛkspə'zɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
expound
/ɪk'spaʊnd/ v.
explain or describe in detail
expurgate
/'ɛkspəgeɪt/ v. Syn. clean
clean; remove offensive parts of book
extinct
/ɪk'stɪŋkt/ a. Syn. nonexistent; vanished; dead
no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
extirpate
/'ɛkstəpeɪt/ v.
root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly
extraneous
/ɛks'treɪnɪəs/ a.
not essential; coming from outside
facade
/fə'sɑrd/ n. Syn. face; appearance
front of building; superficial or false appearance
facetious
/fə'si:ʃəs/ a. Syn. humorous
joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
fallacious
/fə'leɪʃəs/ a. Syn. false; deceptive
false; tending to mislead; deceptive
fallacy
/'fæləsɪ/ n.
deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception
fallible
/'fæləb(ə)l/ a.
likely to fail or be inaccurate
fathom
/'fæð(ə)m/ v.
measure the depth; come to understand
fatuous
/'fætjʊəs/ a. Syn. foolish
foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
feasible
/'fi:zɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. practical; possible; suitable
capable of being accomplished or brought about
feign
/feɪn/ v. Syn. pretend; disguise; conceal
make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine
feint
/feɪnt/ n. Syn. trick
trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
felicitous
/fə'lɪsɪtəs/ a. Syn. apt
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
felicity
/fə'lɪsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. happiness
great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
fervid
/'fɜrvɪd/ a.
extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning
fetish
/'fɛtɪʃ/ n.
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers; excessive or irrational devotion to some activity
fiasco
/fɪ'æskoʊ/ n.
complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
fictitious
/fɪk'tɪʃəs/ a. Syn. imaginary
existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
flaccid
/'flæsɪd/ a.
acting in strength, firmness, or resilience
flagrant
/'fleɪgrənt/ a.
obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
flamboyant
/flæm'bɔɪənt/ a. Syn. showy; ostentatious
elaborately or excessively ornamented
flaunt
/flɔ:nt/ v.
display proudly or shamelessly; show oneself off
fleeting
/'fli:tɪŋ/ a. Syn. ephemeral
transient; brief; temporary; passing quickly
fluctuate
/'flʌktjʊeɪt/ v. Syn. waver; shift
rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
forbearance
/fɔ:'bɛərəns/ n. Syn. patience
patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting
forensic
/fə'rɛnzɪk/;/fə'rɛnzɪk/ a.
relating to use of technology in investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in court by law
fortuitous
/fɔ:'tju:ɪtəs/;/-'tu:-/ a. Syn. accidental; random
accidental; by chance; coming or occurring without any cause
fracas
/'frækɑr/ n. Syn. disturbance
noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; disturbance
frustrate
/frʌ'streɪt/;/'frʌstrɛt/ v. Syn. thwart; defeat
make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment
fulsome
/'fʊlsəm/ a.
offensively flattering or insincere; offensive; disgusting
garnish
/'gɑrnɪʃ/ v. Syn. decorate
decorate with ornamental appendages
genealogy
/dʒi:nɪ'ælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. lineage
account or history of descent of person or family from ancestor; lineage
genesis
/'dʒɛnɪsɪs/ n. Syn. origin
coming into being of something; origin
ghastly
/'gɑrstlɪ/;/'gæstlɪ/ a. Syn. horrible
horrible; inspiring shock; extremely unpleasant or bad
gibe
/dʒaɪb/ v. Syn. mock
mock; laugh at with contempt and derision
glib
/glɪb/ a. Syn. fluent
performed with a natural or offhand ease
glut
/glʌt/ v. Syn. overstock
fill beyond capacity, especially with food; swallow greedlly
glutton
/'glʌt(ə)n/ n.
person who eats too much food and drink
gossamer
/'gɒsəmə(r)/ a.
sheer, light, delicate, or tenuous
gregarious
/grɪ'gɛərɪəs/ a. Syn. sociable
sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
grimace
/grɪ'meɪs/;/'grɪməs/ n.
facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust
hail
/heɪl/ n.
call for; salute; greet; praise vociferously
harangue
/hə'ræŋ/ n.
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
harbinger
/'hɑrbɪndʒə(r)/ n. Syn. forerunner
forerunner; an indication of approach of something or someone
haughty
/'hɔ:tɪ/ a.
high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
heedless
/'hi:dlɪs/ a. Syn. disregarding
unaware, without noticing; unmindful or thoughtless
heinous
/'heɪnəs/ a. Syn. wicked; atrocious; flagitious
grossly wicked; abominable; hateful; infamous
heresy
/'hɛrɪsɪ/ n.
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion
hiatus
/haɪ'eɪtəs/ n. Syn. gap; pause
gap; interruption in duration or continuity; pause
histrionic
/hɪstrɪ'ɒnɪk/ a.
characteristic of acting or stage performance
hoax
/hoʊks/ n. Syn. trick
act intended to deceive or trick; practical joke
hyperbole
/haɪ'pɜrbəlɪ/ n. Syn. exaggeration; overstatement
figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis; overstatement
idiosyncrasy
/ɪdɪə'sɪŋkrəsɪ/ n.
behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
ignominy
/'ɪgnəmɪnɪ/ n.
deep disgrace; shame or dishonor
immaculate
/ɪ'mækjʊlət/ a. Syn. spotless; flawless
spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
imminent
/'ɪmɪnənt/ a. Syn. impending
near at hand; close in time; about to occur
immune
/ɪ'mju:n/ a. Syn. exempt; resistant
resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
impale
/ɪm'peɪl/ v. Syn. pierce
pierce; kill by piercing with a spear or sharp
impeach
/ɪm'pi:tʃ/ v. Syn. indict; hinder
make an accusation against; challenge or discredit the credibility of
impeccable
/ɪm'pɛkəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. faultless; perfect
faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
impervious
/ɪm'pɜrvɪəs/ a. Syn. impenetrable
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
implacable
/ɪm'plækəb(ə)l/ a.
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
implicit
/ɪm'plɪsɪt/ a. Syn. implied; suggested
implied or understood though not directly expressed
import
/ɪm'pɔ:t/ v.
bring in from another country
impostor
/ɪm'pɒstə(r)/ n.
someone who assumes a false identity
imprecation
/ɪmprɔ'keɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. curse
curse; act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
impregnable
/ɪm'prɛgnəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. invulnerable
invulnerable; able to withstand attack
impropriety
/ɪmprə'praɪətɪ/ n. Syn. improperness
improper act; improper or unacceptable usage in speech or writing
improvident
/ɪm'prɒvɪdənt/ a. Syn. thriftless
thriftless; not providing for future; incautious
impugn
/ɪm'pju:n/ v. Syn. challenge
dispute or contradict, often in insulting way; challenge
incarcerate
/ɪn'kɑrsəreɪt/ v. Syn. imprison
imprison; put into jail; shut up or enclose
incisive
/ɪn'saɪsɪv/ a. Syn. cutting; sharp
penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
incognito
/ɪnkɒg'ni:toʊ/;/ɪn'kɒgnətoʊ/ a.
with one's identity disguised or concealed; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title
incontrovertible
/ɪnkɒntrə'vɜrtɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indisputable
indisputable; not open to question
increment
/'ɪnkrɪmənt/ n. Syn. increase
process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent
incumbent
/ɪn'kʌmbənt/ a. Syn. obligatory
imposed as an obligation or duty; currently holding an office
indefatigable
/ɪndɪ'fætɪgəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. tireless
tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
indigenous
/ɪn'dɪdʒɪnəs/ a. Syn. native; original
native; originating where it is found
indomitable
/ɪn'dɒmɪtəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unconquerable; invincible
unconquerable; incapable of being overcome
inference
/'ɪnfərəns/ n.
inferring by deduction or induction; truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; conclusion; deduction
ingenious
/ɪn'dʒi:nɪəs/ a. Syn. clever; resourceful
clever; having inventive or cunning mind
ingenuous
/ɪn'dʒɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. young; unsophisticated
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
ingratiate
/ɪn'greɪʃɪeɪt/ v.
become popular with; make agreeable or acceptable
inhibit
/ɪn'hɪbɪt/ v. Syn. restrain; prevent
restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
innocuous
/ɪ'nɒkjʊəs/ a. Syn. harmless
having no adverse effect; harmless
innuendo
/ɪnju:'ɛndoʊ/ n. Syn. hint; implication
hint; indirect implication , usually malicious
inordinate
/ɪ'nɔ:dɪnət/ a. Syn. unrestrained; excessive
exceeding reasonable limits; excessive; not regulated; disorderly
insatiable
/ɪn'seɪʃəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unquenchable; greedy
not easily satisfied; impossible to satiate or satisfy; greedy
inscrutable
/ɪn'skru:təb(ə)l/ a. Syn. impenetrable; mysterious
impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
insidious
/ɪn'sɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; stealthy; sly
spreading harmfully in a subtle manner; designed or adapted to entrap
instigate
/'ɪnstɪgeɪt/ v. Syn. urge; incite; provoke
goad or urge forward; provoke; incite
integrity
/ɪn'tɛgrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. uprightness; wholeness
quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
invective
/ɪn'vɛktɪv/ n. Syn. abuse
abusive language used to express blame or ill will
irascible
/ɪ'ræsɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. irritable
irritable; easily angered; excited by or arising from anger
ire
/'aɪə(r)/ n. Syn. anger; irritate
anger; wrath; keen resentment; irritate
irksome
/'ɜrksəm/ a. Syn. annoying; tedious
causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious
itinerant
/aɪ'tɪnərənt/ a. Syn. wandering; traveling
wandering; traveling place to place, especially to perform work or duty
jargon
/'dʒɑrgən/ n. Syn. gibberish
language used by a special group; technical terminology; nonsensical or meaningless talk
jaunty
/'dʒɔ:ntɪ/ a. Syn. lighthearted; animated
gay in manner, appearance, or action; easy and carefree
jeopardy
/'dʒɛpədɪ/ n.
exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; risk of loss or injury
jettison
/'dʒɛtɪs(ə)n/ v.
throw overboard; eject from boat, submarine, aircraft, or spaceship
judicious
/dʒu:'dɪʃəs/ a. Syn. wise; prudent
exhibiting good judgment or sound thinking; prudent
ken
/kɛn/ n. Syn. understanding; knowledge; scope
understanding; knowledge; range of vision
labyrinth
/'læbərɪnθ/ n. Syn. maze
maze; complex structure of interconnecting passages
lachrymose
/'lækrɪmoʊs/ a.
weeping or inclined to weep; tearful; showing sorrow
laconic
/lə'kɒnɪk/ a. Syn. concise
brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
larceny
/'lɑrsənɪ/ n. Syn. theft
unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property; theft
latent
/'leɪtənt/ a. Syn. dormant; hidden
present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden
lavish
/'lævɪʃ/ a. Syn. liberal; profuse
liberal; wasteful; excessive spending
lethal
/'li:θ(ə)l/ a. Syn. deadly; fatal
deadly; causing or capable of causing death
longevity
/lɒn'dʒɛvɪtɪ/ n.
long life; great duration of life; long duration or continuance, as in an occupation
low
/loʊ/ v. Syn. moo
utter sound made by cattle; make a low noise
lucid
/'lu:sɪd/ a. Syn. clear; intelligible
easily understood; clear; intelligible
ludicrous
/'lu:dɪkrəs/ a. Syn. laughable; trifling
laughable; completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
luminary
/'lu:mɪnərɪ/;/'lumɪnɛrɪ/ n. Syn. celebrity; dignitary
celebrity; person who is an inspiration to others; person who has achieved eminence in specific field