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facet
facile
facilitate
facility
fade
faint
fake
falter
famine
fancy
fare
fasten
fatal
fatigue
feasible
feat
fee
feeble
feign
felicity
ferocious
fertile
fervent
fickle
fidelity
finance
finite
fitting
flagrant
flaw
flee
flexible
flimsy
flip
florid
fluctuate
foggy
fold
forego
foremost
forestall
forlorn
formative
foul
fragile
fragment
fragrant
frail
framework
fraud
fraudulent
frenetic
frustrate
fugitive
fundamental
fuse
fusion
futile
gainsay
gale
gap
garrulous
gaudy
genial
gentle
genuine
germane
germinate
ghastly
glisten
glitter
glorify
glossy
goad
gorgeous
grab
grace
graphic
grasp
gratuitous
grave
gravity
graze
gregarious
grim
grip
gross
grueling
grumble
guile
gullible
gusto
haggle
hamper
handy
haphazard
harangue
harass
harmony
harness
harsh
hasty
haul
havoc
hazardous
hector
hedonist
heed
heighten
herald
heretic
heterogeneous
hilarious
hinder
hoax
hoist
holocaust
homogeneous
hospitable
hospitality
hostage
hostile
hub
hue
humiliate
hurl
hyperbole
hypocrite
ideal
idiosyncrasy
idle
illiterate
illusion
illustrate
imaginary
imbibe
immense
imminent
immortal
immune
immutable
impair
impartial
impecunious
impediment
impel
impending
imperceptible
implement
impose
impromptu
improvise
impute
incandescent
incense
incentive
incessant
incipient
incise
incognito
incompatible
incongruous
increment
incriminate
incumbent
indict
indifferent
indigenous
indigent
indignant
indiscriminate
indispensable
induce
inept
inevitable
infamous
infinite
infinitesimal
infringe
infuriate
ingenious
ingenuous
ingredient
inhabit
inherent
inhibit
inimical
initial
injurious
innate
innocuous
innovative
inopportune
inordinate
inroad
insinuate
insipid
insolent
insolvent
inspire
instantaneous
instigate
insult
insurrection
intact
integral
intelligible
intense
interim
interminable
intervene
intimate
intimidate
intractable
intrepid
intricate
intrigue
intrude
invaluable
inventory
inveterate
invincible
inviting
involuntary
irate
irreversible
irrevocable
irritable
itinerant
jagged
jeopardy
jolly
jolt
jovial
judicious
juncture
juvenile
keen
knack
lag
laggard
landscape
landslide
languid
lapse
lassitude
latent
laud
lavish
lax
leaflet
legendary
legitimate
lenient
lethal
lethargic
levity
lewd
liable
liaison
licentious
linger
link
loathsome
locate
locomotion
lofty
loom
lucid
lucrative
lugubrious
lull
lullaby
lumber
luminous
lunatic
lure
lurid
lurk
luster
lustrous
luxurious
magnificent
magnify
magnitude
makeup
malady
malediction
malice
malign
malignant
mandatory
manifest
mar
maritime
marked
massacre
masterpiece
mature
maxim
meager
meddle
mediate
meek
memorable
menace
mend
mercurial
merge
mesmerize
meteor
meticulous
mingle
minuscule
minute
mirth
misappropriate
misdemeanor
misrepresent
mock
moderate
molest
monitor
monotonous
monumental
morale
morbid
mortify
mournful
mundane
murky
mute
mysterious
mythical
nausea
neglect
negligible
nibble
nimble
nocturnal
notable
notify
notion
notorious
novel
novice
noxious
obese
obituary
objective
oblique
oblivious
oblong
obscene
obscure
obsequious
obsolete
obstinate
obtrude
obvious
odd
odor
offhand
offspring
omen
ominous
ooze
opportune
orbit
ordeal
ornamental
ostracize
outgoing
outlet
outlook
outrage
outskirt
outstanding
overall
overcast
overcome
overdue
overlook
override
overrun
oversee
oversight
overt
overtake
overwhelm
pace
pacifist
pacify
pact
painstaking
pale
paltry
panacea
panic
particle
path
patronage
peculiar
pedantic
penetrate
perceive
perceptible
perch
perennial
perforate
peril
perilous
periodic
permeate
pernicious
perpetual
perplexing
persecute
pertain
pertinent
pervade
petulant
pierce
pillage
placate
placid
plague
plausible
plead
plethora
poise
poky
ponder
portion
portray
posthumous
postpone
potent
pounce
preach
precarious
precept
precious
precipitation
precise
predicament
preface
prerogative
presage
prescribe
presumptuous
pretense
pretext
prevail
prevalent
prior
probe
proclaim
procure
prodigal
prodigious
profane
profound
profuse
proliferate
prolific
prolong
prominent
promiscuous
prompt
pronounced
propriety
proscribe
prosper
protagonist
provenance
provisional
provoke
prudent
pseudonym
pulverize
pungent
pursue
puzzling


facet: Read
n. Syn. side
small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface

facile: Read
a. Syn. easy
done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent

facilitate: Read
v. Syn. promote; expedite
help bring about; make less difficult

facility: Read
n. Syn. equipment; device
service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose

fade: Read
v. Syn. disappear; die out
disappear; die out; lose color; lose freshness

faint: Read
a. Syn. dim; feeble; weak
lacking strength or vigor ; weak

fake: Read
n. Syn. imitation; counterfeit; false
imitation; counterfeit; having a false or misleading appearance

falter: Read
v. Syn. hesitate
be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence

famine: Read
n. Syn. starvation
shortage of food; starvation

fancy: Read
n. Syn. notion; imagine; whim
capricious notion; something many people believe that is false

fare: Read
n.
food and drink; diet; transportation charge; a paying passenger

fasten: Read
v. Syn. attach; affix
attach; affix

fatal: Read
a.
causing death

fatigue: Read
n. Syn. weariness; exhaustion
physical or mental weariness; exhaustion

feasible: Read
a. Syn. practical; possible; suitable
capable of being accomplished or brought about

feat: Read
n. Syn. achievement; accomplishment
achievement; accomplishment

fee: Read
v.
give a tip beyond the agreed-on compensation

feeble: Read
a. Syn. weak; frail
lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; faint; frail

feign: Read
v. Syn. pretend; disguise; conceal
make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine

felicity: Read
n. Syn. happiness
great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style

ferocious: Read
a.
fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty

fertile: Read
a. Syn. rich; fruitful
rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive

fervent: Read
a.
extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt

fickle: Read
a. Syn. changeable; faithless
not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind

fidelity: Read
n. Syn. loyalty
faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances

finance: Read
n. Syn. fund
management of money and credit and banking and investments; subsidizing; fund

finite: Read
a.
having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded

fitting: Read
n.
small accessory to a larger system; small detachable part for a machine or apparatus; act of trying on clothes

flagrant: Read
a.
obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice

flaw: Read
n.
crack or breach; gap or fissure; defect; fault; sudden burst of noise and disorder

flee: Read
v.
run away, as from danger or evil; avoid in alarmed or cowardly manner

flexible: Read
a. Syn. pliant; elastic; docile
pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable

flimsy: Read
a.
weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity

flip: Read
v.
go mad, go crazy; turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; toss with a sharp movement

florid: Read
a. Syn. ruddy; reddish
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented

fluctuate: Read
v. Syn. waver; shift
rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly

foggy: Read
a.
obscured by fog; indistinct or hazy in outline

fold: Read
v.
make something double; bend or lay so that one part covers the other

forego: Read
v. Syn. precede
precede; go ahead of; go forward; go on

foremost: Read
a. Syn. leading; main; primary
leading; main; primary; first in time or place

forestall: Read
v. Syn. prevent
prevent by taking action in advance

forlorn: Read
a. Syn. wretched
sad and lonely; wretched; abandoned or left behind

formative: Read
a. Syn. developing
developing; forming; capable of forming or molding

foul: Read
n. Syn. disgusting; filthy
act that violates of the rules of a sport

fragile: Read
a. Syn. delicate; brittle; weak
easy to destroy, delicate, not strong

fragment: Read
n. Syn. piece; fraction
small part broken off or detached; fraction

fragrant: Read
a. Syn. aromatic; odorous
pleasant-smelling; odorous

frail: Read
a. Syn. weak
physically weak; easily broken

framework: Read
n. Syn. structure; skeleton
fundamental structure, as for a written work; skeleton

fraud: Read
n.
getting money by lying or cheating; something intended to deceive

fraudulent: Read
a. Syn. cheating; deceitful
cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud

frenetic: Read
a. Syn. crazy; wild
excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion

frustrate: Read
v. Syn. thwart; defeat
make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment

fugitive: Read
a.
lasting only a short time; fleeting; elusive

fundamental: Read
a. Syn. primary; essential
relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential

fuse: Read
v. Syn. combine; blend
combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

fusion: Read
n. Syn. union; coalition
union; act of melting together by heat

futile: Read
a. Syn. useless; vain; ineffectual
useless; having no useful result; vain

gainsay: Read
v. Syn. deny
speak against; contradict; oppose in words; deny or declare not to be true

gale: Read
n. Syn. windstorm
very strong wind; gust of wind; emotional outburst as laughter or tears

gap: Read
n. Syn. opening; crevice
opening through mountains; pass; conspicuous difference or imbalance

garrulous: Read
a. Syn. wordy; talkative
talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details

gaudy: Read
a. Syn. flashy
very showy or ornamented, especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner

genial: Read
a. Syn. friendly; cordial
friendly; cordial; having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner

gentle: Read
a.
well-born; of a good family or respectable birth; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender

genuine: Read
a. Syn. authentic; real; true
authentic; real; true

germane: Read
a. Syn. pertinent; relevant
related to the topic being discussed or considered; appropriate or fitting; relevant

germinate: Read
v. Syn. sprout
cause to sprout or grow; come into existence

ghastly: Read
a. Syn. horrible
horrible; inspiring shock; extremely unpleasant or bad

glisten: Read
v.
sparkle or shine, especially shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; emit a soft, scintillating light; gleam

glitter: Read
n.
bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy

glorify: Read
v. Syn. beautify
cause to seem more splendid; beautify

glossy: Read
a.
smooth and shining; reflecting luster from smooth or polished surface; plausible

goad: Read
v.
urge with a long pointed stick; give heart or courage to

gorgeous: Read
a. Syn. beautiful; magnificent
dazzlingly beautiful; magnificent

grab: Read
v. Syn. grasp; snatch; capture
take or grasp suddenly; snatch; capture

grace: Read
n. Syn. elegance
elegance and beauty of movement or expression; short prayer of thanks before a meal

graphic: Read
a. Syn. vivid; explicit
represented by graph; described in vivid detail; clearly outlined

grasp: Read
v. Syn. seize; grip; hold
grip; take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand

gratuitous: Read
a.
given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned

grave: Read
n.
place for the burial; death or extinction

gravity: Read
n. Syn. seriousness
seriousness; solemn and dignified feeling; natural force between two massive bodies

graze: Read
v. Syn. feed
scrape gently; feed on growing grasses and herbage

gregarious: Read
a. Syn. sociable
sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others

grim: Read
a.
unrelenting; rigid; dismal and gloomy; cold and forbidding

grip: Read
n. Syn. clutch; grasp
hold fast or firmly; seize as in a wrestling match

gross: Read
a.
of huge size; excessively large; coarse; rough; not fine or delicate

grueling: Read
a. Syn. exhausting
by effort to the point of exhaustion, especially physical effort

grumble: Read
v.
utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

guile: Read
n. Syn. deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning
skillful deceit; disposition to deceive or cheat; disguise cunningly

gullible: Read
a.
easily deceived or cheated; easily tricked because of being too trusting

gusto: Read
n. Syn. enjoyment; enthusiasm; zest
nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; enthusiasm

haggle: Read
v. Syn. bargain
argue about prices; bargain, as over the price of something

hamper: Read
v. Syn. obstruct
put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of

handy: Read
a. Syn. convenient; close
convenient; close

haphazard: Read
a. Syn. random
not thorough, constant or consistent; by chance

harangue: Read
n.
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression

harass: Read
v. Syn. hound; badger; pester; plague
irritate or torment persistently; wear out; exhaust

harmony: Read
n. Syn. compatibility
compatibility in opinion and action; an agreeable sound property

harness: Read
n. Syn. utilize
stable gear consisting of an arrangement to an animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

harsh: Read
a. Syn. rough; coarse; acid
rough; coarse; severe; unpleasantly stern

hasty: Read
a. Syn. fast; impetuous
easily angered; irritable; made too quickly to be accurate or wise

haul: Read
v. Syn. transport; drag
draw slowly or heavily; pull or drag forcibly; shift direction

havoc: Read
n.
wide and general destruction; devastation; waste

hazardous: Read
a. Syn. dangerous
dangerous; reckless; daring; inclined to run risks

hector: Read
v.
behave like a bully; swagger; intimidate or dominate in a blustering way

hedonist: Read
n.
one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

heed: Read
v. Syn. consider
pay attention to; listen to and consider

heighten: Read
v. Syn. enhance; hoist; boost
enhance; hoist; raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify

herald: Read
n. Syn. announce; proclaim
proclaim; announces important news; messenger

heretic: Read
n.
one who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion

heterogeneous: Read
a. Syn. dissimilar; mixed
consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; completely different

hilarious: Read
a. Syn. mirthful; merry
by or causing great merriment or happiness; gay or merry

hinder: Read
v. Syn. stunt; inhibit; hamper; impede
put at a disadvantage; tie up; hamper; prevent the progress

hoax: Read
n. Syn. trick
act intended to deceive or trick; practical joke

hoist: Read
v.
raise; lift; elevate; raise to one's mouth in order to drink

holocaust: Read
n.
great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire; massive slaughter

homogeneous: Read
a. Syn. uniform; similar
of the same or similar nature or kind

hospitable: Read
a. Syn. generous; receptive
disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity; receptive

hospitality: Read
n.
act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward

hostage: Read
n.
prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

hostile: Read
a. Syn. unfriendly; antagonistic
unfriendly; showing the disposition of an enemy

hub: Read
n. Syn. core
core port; nucleus; heart; center

hue: Read
n. Syn. color; aspect
color; appearance; particular gradation of color

humiliate: Read
v. Syn. embarrass; shame
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

hurl: Read
v. Syn. throw; cast; toss
throw with great force; cast; toss

hyperbole: Read
n. Syn. exaggeration; overstatement
figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis; overstatement

hypocrite: Read
n. Syn. cheat
one who puts on a false appearance of virtue; one who pretends to hold beliefs

ideal: Read
a.
existing in idea or thought; conception; intellectual; mental; imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless

idiosyncrasy: Read
n.
behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

idle: Read
a.
useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; given rest and ease; avoiding work or employment; lazy

illiterate: Read
a.
uncultured; uneducated; not able to read or write

illusion: Read
n. Syn. misconception
misleading vision; being deceived by a false perception or belief

illustrate: Read
v. Syn. represent; demonstrate; depict
represent; demonstrate; depict; clarify, as by use of examples or comparisons

imaginary: Read
a. Syn. unreal; fanciful; visionary
having existence only in the imagination; fanciful; visionary

imbibe: Read
v. Syn. drink; absorb
drink in; absorb or take in as if by drinking

immense: Read
a. Syn. enormous; colossal; boundless
enormous; boundless; so great as to be beyond measurement

imminent: Read
a. Syn. impending
near at hand; close in time; about to occur

immortal: Read
a.
not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever

immune: Read
a. Syn. exempt; resistant
resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to

immutable: Read
a. Syn. unchangeable
unable to be changed without exception; not mutable

impair: Read
v. Syn. injure; hurt
injure or hurt; become worse; affect negatively

impartial: Read
a. Syn. fair
not biased; fair; showing lack of favoritism

impecunious: Read
a. Syn. poor
without money; poor; penniless

impediment: Read
n. Syn. hindrance; obstacle
any structure that makes progress difficult; stumbling-block

impel: Read
v. Syn. propel
drive or force onward; drive forward; urge to action through moral pressure

impending: Read
a. Syn. imminent; approaching
close in time; about to occur; approaching

imperceptible: Read
a. Syn. unnoticeable; undetectable
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

implement: Read
v. Syn. execute; perform
put into effect; supply with tools

impose: Read
v. Syn. demand; force; inflict
demand; force; compel to behave in a certain way

impromptu: Read
a. Syn. extemporaneous
without previous preparation

improvise: Read
v. Syn. extemporize
compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation

impute: Read
v.
lay responsibility or blame for, often unjustly

incandescent: Read
a.
strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting light as result of being heated

incense: Read
v. Syn. enrage; infuriate
enrage; infuriate; cause to be extremely angry

incentive: Read
n. Syn. spur; motive
something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward

incessant: Read
a. Syn. continual
uninterrupted; unceasing; continuing without interruption

incipient: Read
a. Syn. beginning
beginning to exist or appear; in an early stage

incise: Read
v. Syn. cut; carve
cut; carve

incognito: Read
a.
with one's identity disguised or concealed; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title

incompatible: Read
a. Syn. inharmonious; incongruous
inharmonious; impossible to coexist; not easy to combine harmoniously

incongruous: Read
a. Syn. incompatible; discordant
not fitting; lacking in harmony or compatibility

increment: Read
n. Syn. increase
process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent

incriminate: Read
v. Syn. accuse
accuse of a crime or other wrongful act; suggest that someone is guilty

incumbent: Read
a. Syn. obligatory
imposed as an obligation or duty; currently holding an office

indict: Read
v. Syn. charge
charge; accuse formally of a crime

indifferent: Read
a. Syn. apathetic; average
having no particular interest or concern; being neither good nor bad

indigenous: Read
a. Syn. native; original
native; originating where it is found

indigent: Read
a. Syn. poor; destitute
poor; experiencing want or need; impoverished

indignant: Read
a.
affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment

indiscriminate: Read
a.
choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions

indispensable: Read
a. Syn. essential; requisite
essential; requisite; impossible to be omitted or remitted

induce: Read
v. Syn. persuade
persuade; bring about; reason or establish by induction

inept: Read
a. Syn. inappropriate; incompetent
lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish

inevitable: Read
a. Syn. unavoidable
unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented

infamous: Read
a. Syn. notorious; heinous
notoriously bad; having exceedingly bad reputation

infinite: Read
a.
unlimited or boundless, in time or space; without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence

infinitesimal: Read
a.
very small; immeasurably or incalculably minute

infringe: Read
v.
act contrary to, as a law, right, or obligation; annul or hinder

infuriate: Read
v. Syn. enrage; anger
enrage; make furious or mad with anger

ingenious: Read
a. Syn. clever; resourceful
clever; having inventive or cunning mind

ingenuous: Read
a. Syn. young; unsophisticated
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

ingredient: Read
n. Syn. component; element
element in a mixture or compound

inhabit: Read
v.
live in; occupy; reside in

inherent: Read
a. Syn. intrinsic; natural
firmly established by nature or habit

inhibit: Read
v. Syn. restrain; prevent
restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back

inimical: Read
a. Syn. unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental

initial: Read
a. Syn. preliminary
early; preliminary; occurring at the beginning

injurious: Read
a. Syn. harmful
harmful; tending to injure or impair; abusive; insulting

innate: Read
a. Syn. inborn; inherent
possessed at birth; inborn

innocuous: Read
a. Syn. harmless
having no adverse effect; harmless

innovative: Read
a. Syn. novel
marked by or given to innovations; introducing a change

inopportune: Read
a. Syn. untimely
untimely; poorly chosen; inconvenient; unseasonable; unsuitable

inordinate: Read
a. Syn. unrestrained; excessive
exceeding reasonable limits; excessive; not regulated; disorderly

inroad: Read
n.
entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment

insinuate: Read
v. Syn. hint; imply; suggest
hint; suggest; introduce by subtle and artful means

insipid: Read
a. Syn. dull
lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull

insolent: Read
a.
strange; unusual; haughty or brutal in behavior or language; grossly rude or disrespectful

insolvent: Read
a. Syn. bankrupt
bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts

inspire: Read
v. Syn. encourage; inspirit
encourage; inspirit; fire the imagination of

instantaneous: Read
a. Syn. instant; immediate
instant; immediate; occurring with no delay

instigate: Read
v. Syn. urge; incite; provoke
goad or urge forward; provoke; incite

insult: Read
v. Syn. offend; affront
offend; affront; treat, mention, or speak to rudely

insurrection: Read
n. Syn. rebellion; uprising
rebellion; uprising; rising against civil or political authority

intact: Read
a. Syn. unaltered; integrated; whole
undamaged in any way; integrated; whole

integral: Read
a. Syn. complete; entire
essential or necessary for completeness; entire

intelligible: Read
a. Syn. understandable; comprehensible
understandable; clear to the mind

intense: Read
a. Syn. extreme; acute
extreme; acute; in an extreme degree

interim: Read
n. Syn. temporary
time between one event, process; interval of time

interminable: Read
a. Syn. endless; tedious; continual
being or seeming to be without an end; endless; tedious; continual

intervene: Read
v.
get involved; come, appear, or lie between two things

intimate: Read
v. Syn. hint; suggest
give to understand; imply as a possibility; make known subtly and indirectly

intimidate: Read
v. Syn. frighten
frighten; make timid; fill with fear

intractable: Read
a. Syn. unruly; stubborn; unyielding
difficult to manage or govern; stubborn; unyielding

intrepid: Read
a. Syn. fearless; brave
fearless; indicating or springing from courage

intricate: Read
a. Syn. complex; elaborate; tangled
complex; elaborate; having many complexly arranged elements

intrigue: Read
v. Syn. fascinate; captivate
captivate; cause to be interested or curious; plot for: scheme for

intrude: Read
v. Syn. trespass
trespass; enter as an uninvited person

invaluable: Read
a.
valuable under estimation; inestimable; priceless

inventory: Read
n.
check list; a collection of resources

inveterate: Read
a. Syn. habitual
deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual

invincible: Read
a. Syn. unconquerable
incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable

inviting: Read
a. Syn. attractive; tempting
attractive; tempting

involuntary: Read
a.
acting or done without or against one's will

irate: Read
a. Syn. angry
feeling or showing extreme anger; enraged

irreversible: Read
a.
impossible to reverse or be reversed

irrevocable: Read
a. Syn. unalterable; irreversible
unalterable; irreversible; impossible to retract or revoke

irritable: Read
a. Syn. grouchy; touchy
easily annoyed; abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

itinerant: Read
a. Syn. wandering; traveling
wandering; traveling place to place, especially to perform work or duty

jagged: Read
a.
unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut; having a rough quality

jeopardy: Read
n.
exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; risk of loss or injury

jolly: Read
v.
be joyous, merry, and mirthful; excite mirth and gayety; keep amused or diverted

jolt: Read
n. Syn. bounce; shake
sudden jerking, as from a heavy blow; sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment

jovial: Read
a. Syn. merry
good-natured; marked by good cheer; cheerful and good-humored

judicious: Read
a. Syn. wise; prudent
exhibiting good judgment or sound thinking; prudent

juncture: Read
n. Syn. crisis
point in time, especially a critical point; joining point

juvenile: Read
n. Syn. youth; young
youth; adolescent; not fully grown or developed

keen: Read
a. Syn. acute; incisive
acute; incisive; sharp ; express grief verbally

knack: Read
n. Syn. art
clever, expedient way of doing something; specific talent, especially one difficult to explain or teach

lag: Read
v. Syn. delay; drag
delay; drag; the act of slowing down or falling behind

laggard: Read
a. Syn. slow; sluggish
slow; sluggish; wasting time

landscape: Read
n. Syn. scenery
scenery; expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

landslide: Read
n.
slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff; overwhelming electoral victory

languid: Read
a. Syn. weak; sluggish
lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness

lapse: Read
n.
gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; unobserved or imperceptible progress; slip or error; failing in duty

lassitude: Read
n. Syn. languor; weariness
state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness

latent: Read
a. Syn. dormant; hidden
present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden

laud: Read
v. Syn. praise
give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor

lavish: Read
a. Syn. liberal; profuse
liberal; wasteful; excessive spending

lax: Read
a. Syn. loose
loose and not easily controlled; lacking in rigor or strictness

leaflet: Read
n.
small leaf; leaf like organ or part

legendary: Read
a. Syn. mythical; fabled
mythical; fabled; extremely well known; famous or renowned

legitimate: Read
a.
accordant with law; lawful; based on logical reasoning; reasonable

lenient: Read
a.
relaxing; emollient; softening

lethal: Read
a. Syn. deadly; fatal
deadly; causing or capable of causing death

lethargic: Read
a. Syn. drowsy; dull
drowsy; dull; indifferent or apathetic

levity: Read
n. Syn. lightness
lack of seriousness; lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate

lewd: Read
a. Syn. lustful
lustful; indecent; suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

liable: Read
v. Syn. responsible; answerable
bound or obliged in law or equity

liaison: Read
n.
close relationship, connection, or link; secret love affair

licentious: Read
a. Syn. amoral; unrestrained
amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint

linger: Read
v. Syn. dawdle
be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay

link: Read
v.
be or become joined or united; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

loathsome: Read
a. Syn. repulsive; disgusting; abhorrent
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

locate: Read
v. Syn. find; monitor; settle
find; monitor; settle; determine or specify the position or limits o

locomotion: Read
n. Syn. movement; motion
self-propelled movement; power or ability to move

lofty: Read
a.
high, tall, having great height; idealistic, implying over-optimism

loom: Read
v. Syn. appear; emerge
appear or take shape, usually in enlarged or distorted form

lucid: Read
a. Syn. clear; intelligible
easily understood; clear; intelligible

lucrative: Read
a. Syn. profitable
profitable; producing good profit

lugubrious: Read
a. Syn. mournful
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to exaggerated degree

lull: Read
n.
moment of calm; a period of calm weather; temporary quiet and rest

lullaby: Read
n.
song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep

lumber: Read
v.
move heavily or clumsily; cut down timber of

luminous: Read
a. Syn. shining
shining; emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light

lunatic: Read
a.
insane; mad; wildly or giddily foolish

lure: Read
v. Syn. attract; entice
bait; charm; attract

lurid: Read
a. Syn. sensational; ghastly
causing shock or horror; gruesome

lurk: Read
v.
stealthily lie in waiting; exist unperceived

luster: Read
n. Syn. shine; gloss
shine, polish or sparkle; soft reflected light

lustrous: Read
a. Syn. shining
giving out or shedding light, as sun or fire; reflecting light; having brilliant surface

luxurious: Read
a. Syn. sumptuous; lavish
rich and superior in quality; lavish

magnificent: Read
a. Syn. gorgeous; lavish
grand or noble in thought or deed; outstanding of its kind

magnify: Read
v. Syn. intensify; increase; enlarge
intensify; increase; make greater in size; enlarge

magnitude: Read
n. Syn. greatness; extent
extent; greatness of rank, size, or position

makeup: Read
n. Syn. composition; structure
composition; structure; the way in which someone or something is composed

malady: Read
n. Syn. illness
disease, disorder, or ailment; unwholesome condition

malediction: Read
n. Syn. curse
curse; evil speaking; utterance of curse or execration

malice: Read
n.
enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another

malign: Read
v. Syn. defame
speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame

malignant: Read
a. Syn. injurious
injurious; tending to cause death; disposed to do evil

mandatory: Read
a. Syn. obligatory
obligatory; required or commanded by authority

manifest: Read
a. Syn. evident; visible; obvious; apparent
clearly apparent to understanding; obvious

mar: Read
v.
spoil or damage; impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of

maritime: Read
a. Syn. nautical
relating to, or adjacent to the sea; nautical

marked: Read
a. Syn. noticeable
noticeable or pronounced; having one or more distinguishing marks

massacre: Read
n.
killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty

masterpiece: Read
n.
chief excellence or great talent; outstanding work of art or craft

mature: Read
v.
develop and reach maturity; grow old or older

maxim: Read
n. Syn. proverb
proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth

meager: Read
a. Syn. scanty; inadequate; feeble
deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; inadequate; feeble

meddle: Read
v.
mix; mingle; interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs, specifically, to handle or disturb another's property without permission

mediate: Read
v. Syn. negotiate
resolve or settle differences by working with all conflicting parties

meek: Read
a. Syn. spiritless; gentle
quiet and obedient; showing patience and humility

memorable: Read
a. Syn. unforgettable
unforgettable; worthy to be remembered; very important or remarkable

menace: Read
n. Syn. danger
danger; a threat or the act of threatening; something that is a source of danger; threaten; intimidate

mend: Read
v. Syn. repair; improve
make repairs or restoration to; fix; improve

mercurial: Read
a. Syn. capricious
capricious; liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick and changeable in temperament

merge: Read
v. Syn. combine; unite
combine; unite

mesmerize: Read
v. Syn. hypnotize
hypnotize; attract strongly, as if with magnet; bring into a state of mesmeric sleep

meteor: Read
n.
any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere

meticulous: Read
a. Syn. scrupulous; cautious
excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details

mingle: Read
v.
be all mixed up or jumbled together;

minuscule: Read
a. Syn. tiny; small
very small; tiny; lowercase letter

minute: Read
a. Syn. tiny
extremely small; short note

mirth: Read
n. Syn. merriment; pleasure; joy
gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter

misappropriate: Read
v.
appropriate wrongly; use for wrong purpose; embezzle

misdemeanor: Read
n. Syn. fault
minor crime; ill behavior; evil conduct; misdeed

misrepresent: Read
v.
give false or incorrect impression, often deliberately; serve unsatisfactorily as representative

mock: Read
v. Syn. ridicule; mimic; disappoint
treat with ridicule or contempt; mimic; frustrate hopes of

moderate: Read
a. Syn. temperate; gentle; mild
temperate; gentle; mild; make less fast or intense ; preside over

molest: Read
v.
trouble; disturb; render uneasy; interfere with; vex

monitor: Read
v. Syn. observe; watch; locate
observe; watch; keep an eye on

monotonous: Read
a. Syn. boring; dull
boring; dull; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

monumental: Read
a. Syn. massive
massive; taking a great amount of time and effort to complete; in manner of a monument

morale: Read
n. Syn. confidence; spirit; mood
confidence; mood or spirit of a group that makes the members wants the group to succeed

morbid: Read
a. Syn. moody; pathological; diseased
caused by disease; pathological or diseased; unhealthy or unwholesome

mortify: Read
v. Syn. humiliate
cause to experience shame or humiliation; embarrass

mournful: Read
a. Syn. sorrowful; sad; gloomy
feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sad; gloomy

mundane: Read
a. Syn. worldly; earthly; secular
belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary

murky: Read
a. Syn. vague
dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague

mute: Read
a.
refraining from producing speech or vocal sound; unable to speak; expressed without speech; unspoken

mysterious: Read
a.
beyond ordinary understanding

mythical: Read
a. Syn. legendary; fictitious
legendary; fictitious; existing in myth

nausea: Read
n.
feeling of sickness in stomach by an urge to vomit; strong aversion; disgust

neglect: Read
v. Syn. disregard; ignore
disregard; ignore; pay little or no attention to

negligible: Read
a. Syn. insignificant; tiny
so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may be easily disregarded

nibble: Read
v.
bite by little at a time; seize gently with the mouth; eat slowly or in small bits

nimble: Read
a.
light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift

nocturnal: Read
a. Syn. nightly
of or relating to or occurring in the night; most active at night

notable: Read
a. Syn. conspicuous; distinguished
worthy of note or notice; remarkable; important

notify: Read
v. Syn. declare; publish
make known; give notice to; inform by notice

notion: Read
n. Syn. idea; conception
general or universal conception; belief or opinion

notorious: Read
a. Syn. disreputable; infamous
disreputable; known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous

novel: Read
a. Syn. original; innovative
previously unknown; strikingly new, unusual, or different; young

novice: Read
n. Syn. beginner
beginner; person new to a field or activity

noxious: Read
a. Syn. harmful
harmful to living things; injurious to health

obese: Read
a. Syn. fat
extremely fat; grossly overweight

obituary: Read
n.
death notice; list of dead

objective: Read
a. Syn. fair
not influenced by emotions; having actual existence or reality

oblique: Read
a. Syn. inclined
having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined

oblivious: Read
a. Syn. forgetful
inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful

oblong: Read
a.
having greater length than breadth, especially when rectangular

obscene: Read
n.
offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting

obscure: Read
v. Syn. darken; hide; block
darken; make dim or indistinct; conceal in obscurity

obsequious: Read
a.
slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

obsolete: Read
a. Syn. outmoded; antiquated
no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated

obstinate: Read
a. Syn. stubborn
stubbornly adhering to an attitude or opinion; hard to control or treat

obtrude: Read
v.
push oneself or one's ideas forward or intrude; stick out or extrude

obvious: Read
a. Syn. evident; apparent
exposed; easily discovered; plain

odd: Read
a. Syn. bizarre; strange; unusual
not easily explained; beyond from the usual or expected; not divisible by two

odor: Read
n. Syn. scent; smell
scent; property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell

offhand: Read
ad.
without planning or thinking ahead; right away; immediately

offspring: Read
n. Syn. descendant
descendant

omen: Read
n.
any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil

ominous: Read
a. Syn. threatening
threatening; foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

ooze: Read
v. Syn. flow
be any thick messy substance; pass gradually; progress slowly but steadily

opportune: Read
a. Syn. timely
timely; just in time; suited or right for a particular purpose

orbit: Read
n. Syn. path; circle
path; circle; move in an orbit; encircle

ordeal: Read
n. Syn. trial
severe trial; form of trial to determine guilt or innocence; difficult or painful experience

ornamental: Read
a. Syn. decorative; embellishing
decorative; any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

ostracize: Read
v. Syn. ban
exclude from community or group; banish by popular vote

outgoing: Read
a. Syn. sociable; extroverted
sociable; going out or away; departing

outlet: Read
n. Syn. channel
an opening that permits escape or release; activity that releases creative energy or emotion

outlook: Read
n. Syn. viewpoint; standpoint
prospect; view; belief about the future ; act of looking out

outrage: Read
n. Syn. atrocity; barbarity
act of extreme violence or viciousness; offense

outskirt: Read
n. Syn. fringe
part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town; fringe; outer border

outstanding: Read
a.
distinguished from others in excellence

overall: Read
a. Syn. general; comprehensive
general; comprehensive; from one end to the other; including everything

overcast: Read
a.
covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist; gloomy; melancholy

overcome: Read
v. Syn. defeat
defeat another in competition or conflict; conquer; prevail over

overdue: Read
a. Syn. late; delayed
past due; not paid at the scheduled time; late; delayed

overlook: Read
v. Syn. ignore; disregard
ignore; disregard; fail to notice ; watch over

override: Read
v.
ride over or across; ride upon; trample down.

overrun: Read
v.
run or extend beyond normal or desired limit; overflow

oversee: Read
v.
supervise; manage; watch over and direct; examine or inspect

oversight: Read
n. Syn. omission; inattention
unintentional omission or mistake; watchful care or management; supervision

overt: Read
a.
open to view; not secret or hidden

overtake: Read
v.
come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; catch up with; come upon from behind; capture; overcome

overwhelm: Read
v.
defeat; cover completely or make imperceptible; overcome by superior force ; charge someone with too many tasks

pace: Read
n. Syn. step
single movement from one foot to the other in walking; slow gait; step

pacifist: Read
n. Syn. antimilitarist
one opposed to force; antimilitarist

pacify: Read
v. Syn. soothe; subdue
ease anger or agitation of; make calm or quiet; end war or violence

pact: Read
n. Syn. agreement; treaty
written agreement between two states or sovereigns; treaty

painstaking: Read
a.
extremely careful and diligent work or effort; taking of pains

pale: Read
a.
not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; not bright or brilliant

paltry: Read
a. Syn. insignificant; petty; trivial
insignificant; lacking in importance or worth; worthless

panacea: Read
n.
remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all

panic: Read
n. Syn. alarm; fear
sudden mass fear and anxiety

particle: Read
n. Syn. speck; grain
a tiny piece of anything

path: Read
n. Syn. orbit; roadway
way; footway; course or track; route; passage

patronage: Read
n. Syn. sponsorship; support
sponsorship; support; state of being a sponsor

peculiar: Read
a. Syn. special; characteristic
special; characteristic; unusual; odd; bizarre

pedantic: Read
a. Syn. bookish
marked by narrow focus on or display of learning, especially formal rules and trivial points

penetrate: Read
v. Syn. pierce; permeate
pierce; go through; permeate

perceive: Read
v. Syn. sense; detect
become aware of through the senses; detect

perceptible: Read
a.
capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable

perch: Read
n.
a place high up; an elevated place serving as a seat

perennial: Read
n.
lasting indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; remaining active throughout all the time

perforate: Read
v. Syn. pierce
pierce, punch, or bore hole or holes in; penetrate

peril: Read
n. Syn. danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy
danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction

perilous: Read
a.
full of, attended with, or involving peril; dangerous; hazardous

periodic: Read
a. Syn. repeated; recurrent
repeated; recurring at intervals of time

permeate: Read
v. Syn. spread
spread or flow throughout; pervade

pernicious: Read
a. Syn. deadly
very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly

perpetual: Read
a. Syn. continual
everlasting; continuing without interruption

perplexing: Read
a. Syn. puzzling; baffling; complicated
puzzling; lacking clarity of meaning; complicated

persecute: Read
v.
pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; beset with cruelty or malignity; harass; annoy

pertain: Read
v.
belong; have connection with, or dependence on

pertinent: Read
a. Syn. relevant
having precise or logical relevance; pertaining or relating

pervade: Read
v.
pass or flow through, as an aperture; permeate; pass or spread through the whole extent of

petulant: Read
a. Syn. irritable
easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered

pierce: Read
v. Syn. penetrate; perforate
penetrate; make a hole into

pillage: Read
v. Syn. plunder
rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder; take as spoils

placate: Read
v. Syn. pacify; conciliate
appease or pacify; bring peace to

placid: Read
a. Syn. peaceful; calm
peaceful; tranquil; calm or quiet

plague: Read
n.
epidemic disease with a high death rate; annoyance

plausible: Read
a. Syn. believable; credible
likely but not certain to be or become true or real

plead: Read
v.
appeal or request earnestly; enter a plea; offer as an excuse

plethora: Read
n. Syn. excess; overabundance
excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance

poise: Read
v.
be balanced or held in suspension; hover; carry or hold in equilibrium; balance

poky: Read
a.
confined; cramped.

ponder: Read
v.
weigh; weigh in the mind; view with deliberation; examine carefully; consider attentively

portion: Read
n. Syn. part; section; segment
section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole

portray: Read
v. Syn. depict; describe; draw
depict; describe; draw

posthumous: Read
a.
after death, as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death

postpone: Read
v. Syn. delay; defer
hold back to a later time; delay; defer

potent: Read
a. Syn. powerful
powerful; having power to influence or convince; having great control or authority

pounce: Read
v.
attacks suddenly; seize something swiftly and eagerly; leap into the air intending to seize someone or something

preach: Read
v. Syn. advocate; sermonize
advocate; speak, plead; argue in favor of

precarious: Read
a. Syn. uncertain; risky
uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability

precept: Read
n.
rule or principle prescribing particular action or conduct; authorized direction or order

precious: Read
a. Syn. valued; valuable
of high worth or cost

precipitation: Read
n.
unexpected acceleration or hastening; the quantity of water falling to earth

precise: Read
a. Syn. exact; accurate
exact; clearly expressed; accurate or correct

predicament: Read
n. Syn. dilemma; plight
tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; troublesome

preface: Read
n.
something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay

prerogative: Read
n. Syn. privilege
privilege; unquestionable right; exclusive power to command

presage: Read
v. Syn. foretell
foretell or predict; indicate or warn of in advance

prescribe: Read
v. Syn. dictate; guide
dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim

presumptuous: Read
a. Syn. overconfident
overconfident; going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward

pretense: Read
n.
act of giving a false appearance; imaginative intellectual play

pretext: Read
n. Syn. excuse
excuse; something serving to conceal plans; fictitious reason

prevail: Read
v. Syn. induce; ; triumph
induce; be greater in strength or influence; triumph; win out

prevalent: Read
a. Syn. widespread
widespread; widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted

prior: Read
a. Syn. former; antecedent; anterior; previous
preceding in the order of time; former; previous

probe: Read
v. Syn. detect; investigate; search
explore with tools; investigate; search

proclaim: Read
v. Syn. declare; announce
declare; announce

procure: Read
v.
bring into possession; cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; cause to come

prodigal: Read
a. Syn. wasteful
wasteful; reckless with money

prodigious: Read
a. Syn. marvelous; enormous
impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous

profane: Read
v. Syn. violate; desecrate; abuse
violate; put to improper, unworthy, or degrading use; abuse

profound: Read
a. Syn. deep; complete
deep; not superficial; far-reaching

profuse: Read
a.
in great quantity or abundance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal

proliferate: Read
v.
grow rapidly; propagate; reproduce

prolific: Read
a. Syn. productive; fruitful
producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile

prolong: Read
v. Syn. lengthen
make longer; draw out; lengthen

prominent: Read
a. Syn. conspicuous; notable
conspicuous; immediately noticeable; sticking out; widely known

promiscuous: Read
a.
having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; irregular, casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

prompt: Read
v. Syn. cause; remind; ; inspire
move to act; incite; give rise to; assist with a reminder

pronounced: Read
a. Syn. clear; distinct
clear; distinct; strongly marked; easily noticeable; spoken; voiced

propriety: Read
n. Syn. fitness; appropriateness
fitness; correct conduct; quality of being proper; appropriateness

proscribe: Read
v. Syn. banish; outlaw
command against; banish; outlaw

prosper: Read
v.
flourish; thrive; gain in wealth; grow stronger

protagonist: Read
n.
principal character in a work of fiction; main character in a drama; leader of a cause; champion

provenance: Read
n.
place of origin; source; provenience

provisional: Read
a. Syn. tentative; temporary
temporary; provided for present need only

provoke: Read
v. Syn. irritate; cause; evoke
stir to anger; give rise to; stir to action or feeling

prudent: Read
a. Syn. cautious; careful
cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests

pseudonym: Read
n.
pen name; fictitious name used when someone performs a particular social role

pulverize: Read
v.
pound, crush, or grind to powder or dust

pungent: Read
a. Syn. stinging; caustic
stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic

pursue: Read
v.
follow in; go in search of or hunt for

puzzling: Read
a. Syn. perplexing; confusing
lacking clarity of meaning; confusing