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abandon
/ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
abash
/ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
abdicate
/'æbdɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. renounce
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
abet
/ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abridge
/ə'brɪdʒ/ v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
abrogate
/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
abstemious
/æb'sti:mɪəs/ a. Syn. temperate
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
academic
/ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
accede
/æk'si:d/ v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
accelerate
/ək'sɛləreɪt/ v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
accolade
/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
accord
/ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
acrimonious
/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
acumen
/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception
admonish
/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
admonition
/ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning
gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
adversary
/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
adverse
/'ædvɜrs/ a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
adversity
/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
aesthetic
/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
affable
/'æfəb(ə)l/ a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly
affluent
/'æflʊənt/ a.
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
aggressive
/'əgrɛsɪv/ a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
alacrity
/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
alienate
/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
allay
/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
allude
/ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
allure
/ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
allusion
/ə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
ambiguous
/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
amenable
/ə'mi:nəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
amiable
/'eɪmɪəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
analogous
/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
analogy
/ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
anarchy
/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
animus
/'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
annals
/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years
anonymous
/ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
anthology
/æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors
antithesis
/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
apathetic
/æpə'θɛtɪk/ a.
feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
apathy
/'æpəθɪ/ n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference
apprehend
/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
apprehensive
/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
apprise
/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
approbation
/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise
apt
/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
aptitude
/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
arbiter
/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
archetype
/'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
arid
/'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
aristocracy
/ærɪs'tɒkrəsɪ/ n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class
articulate
/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
ascetic
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
assiduous
/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
asylum
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
atheist
/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
attribute
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor
augment
/ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
auspicious
/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
authentic
/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
autocratic
/ɔtə'krætɪk/ a. Syn. dictatorial
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
avarice
/'ævərɪs/ n.
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
awry
/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
banal
/bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
bane
/beɪn/ n. Syn. curse
something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
banter
/'bæntə(r)/ n.
good-humored, playful conversation
baton
/'bæt(ə)n/;/bə'tɒn/ n.
staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
belie
/bɪ'laɪ/ v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression
bellicose
/'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
belligerent
/bɪ'lɪdʒərənt/ a. Syn. quarrelsome; aggressive
inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
benevolent
/bɪ'nɛvələnt/ a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable
besmirch
/bɪ'smɜrtʃ/ v.
soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained
biased
/'baɪəs(ɪ)d/ a. Syn. slanted; prejudiced
favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
bizarre
/bɪ'zɑr(r)/ a. Syn. fantastic
fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
bland
/blænd/ a. Syn. soothing; mild; agreeable
lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
blandishment
/'blændɪʃmənt/ n. Syn. flattery
flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
blemish
/'blɛmɪʃ/ v.
mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
blight
/blaɪt/ v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
blithe
/blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless
gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
bombastic
/bɒm'bæstɪk/ a. Syn. pompous
pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
boorish
/'bʊərɪʃ/ a. Syn. rude; clumsy; illiterate
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
bucolic
/bju:'kɒlɪk/ a. Syn. rustic; pastoral
rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation
buffoon
/bʌ'fu:n/ n.
one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
bulwark
/'bʊlwək/ n.
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bumptious
/'bʌmpʃəs/ a.
offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
cabal
/kə'bæl/ n.
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cacophonous
/kə'kɒfənəs/ a. Syn. discordant; inharmonious
discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding