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quaint
quandary
quench
query
quest
quote
radiant
radical
ragged
raid
random
range
ration
raw
raze
rebellion
recede
reception
recess
reciprocal
reckless
reclaim
reconcile
recount
recrimination
recruit
recurring
redeem
redoubtable
refine
refute
rehabilitate
rehearse
reign
reimburse
reiterate
rejoice
rejoicing
release
relegate
reliable
relinquish
relish
remedy
reminisce
remit
remnant
render
renounce
renowned
repeal
repel
repercussion
replenish
reproach
reprobate
reproduce
reprove
repugnance
repute
rescind
resent
reserved
residual
resolute
restless
resume
resurrection
retaliate
reticent
retract
retreat
retrieve
reveal
revere
revoke
riddle
rigid
rigor
rip
ripe
risky
roam
rotundity
rough
route
rudimentary
rugged
rummage
rural
ruthless
salvage
sanction
sanctuary
sanguine
saturate
scale
scan
scant
scarce
scatter
scent
scholarly
scope
scorch
scorn
scrap
scribble
scrupulous
scrutinize
seasoned
secluded
sedition
seemly
sensational
sentinel
sequester
serene
sever
severe
shabby
shatter
sheer
shimmer
shiver
shred
shrewd
shrill
shrink
shun
shy
significant
signify
simulate
simultaneous
singular
sip
skeptical
sketch
sketchy
slack
slander
slender
slim
sluggish
smolder
snare
soak
sojourn
solace
solicit
somber
sophisticated
sophistry
sort
sound
sovereign
span
spartan
spawn
specific
specimen
spectacular
spell
spin
splash
splendid
splice
spoil
sporadic
spot
spouse
sprout
spur
spurious
squander
stable
stagnant
stain
stale
stall
stately
stationary
steep
stern
stoic
stout
strenuous
stretch
strife
strive
stubborn
stumble
stun
stupendous
sturdy
sublime
submerge
subsequent
subside
subsidiary
substantial
subterranean
subtle
succumb
sullen
summit
sundry
superb
superficial
supplant
supple
supplicate
surfeit
surge
surly
surmise
surpass
susceptible
suspend
sway
sweeping
swift
synthesize
taciturn
tact
tactic
taint
tame
tamper
tangle
tantalize
tantamount
tardy
tarnish
tart
taunt
tautology
tawdry
tease
tedious
temperate
tempting
tender
tenor
tentative
tepid
tether
thaw
thermal
thorough
thrifty
thrive
thwart
tilt
timid
tint
toil
tolerant
torpid
torrent
torture
toupee
tow
towering
toxic
trait
trajectory
tranquility
transmute
transparent
transpose
traverse
treacherous
tremendous
tremor
trepidation
tribunal
trickle
trigger
triumph
trivial
tug
tumble
turbulent
turmoil
twinkle
tyro
ultimate
unbearable
uncanny
uncouth
undergo
underlying
underscore
undertake
ungainly
uniform
unilateral
unique
universal
unruly
unscathed
upheaval
uphold
upkeep
uptight
urge
urgent
usurp
utensil
utter
vacant
vacuous
vague
vain
valedictory
valiant
valid
vanguard
vanish
vanity
variable
variation
vast
vein
venerate
venomous
venturesome
venue
verbose
verge
verify
versatile
vessel
vex
viable
vicinity
vie
vigilance
vigorous
vindicate
visceral
vital
vivid
vogue
volatile
voluptuous
vomit
vow
vulnerable
wade
wag
wage
wail
walkout
wan
wander
wane
ward
ware
warp
wary
waxy
weary
wholesome
wicked
widespread
wile
wily
winsome
withdraw
wither
withhold
withstand
woe
wrinkle
yearn
yield
zealous
zenith
zone


quaint: Read
a. Syn. odd; picturesque; strange
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character

quandary: Read
n. Syn. dilemma; predicament; perplexity
dilemma; state of uncertainty or perplexity

quench: Read
v. Syn. extinguish
put out a fire; extinguish; put an end to; destroy

query: Read
n. Syn. inquiry; question
inquiry; doubt in the mind; mental reservation

quest: Read
n. Syn. search; expedition
act of searching for something

quote: Read
v.
cite or repeat a passage from; repeat or copy the words of another

radiant: Read
a. Syn. ablaze; brilliant; delighted
brilliant; delighted

radical: Read
a. Syn. drastic; extreme
drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic

ragged: Read
a. Syn. torn; worn
torn; worn; having an irregular surface or edge; uneven or jagged in outline

raid: Read
n. Syn. invasion; attack
search without warning; surprise attack by a small armed force

random: Read
a. Syn. haphazard; chance
without definite purpose, plan, or aim; having no specific pattern

range: Read
n. Syn. limit
limits within which something can be effective; variety of different things or activities

ration: Read
n. Syn. allotment; allowance; portion
allotment; allowance; portion; allot; distribute in rations

raw: Read
a.
in the natural unprocessed condition; cruel and unfair; uncooked; untrained and inexperienced

raze: Read
v. Syn. demolish; ruin
destroy completely; scrape or shave off

rebellion: Read
n.
organized opposition to authority

recede: Read
v.
move back; retreat; withdraw a claim or pretension

reception: Read
n. Syn. receipt
act of receiving; manner in which something is greeted

recess: Read
n.
withdrawing or retiring; moving back; retreat; state of being withdrawn; seclusion

reciprocal: Read
a. Syn. mutual; exchangeable; interacting
concerning each of two or more persons or things; exchangeable; interacting

reckless: Read
a. Syn. irresponsible; careless
headstrong; rash; indifferent to or disregardful of consequences

reclaim: Read
v. Syn. rehabilitate; rejuvenate
bring into or return to a suitable condition for use; claim back; make useful again

reconcile: Read
v. Syn. adapt; settle; resolve
correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel; become compatible or consistent

recount: Read
v. Syn. narrate; depict; describe
narrate or tell; count over again

recrimination: Read
n. Syn. countercharge
countercharge; counter or mutual accusation; accusation brought by the accused against the accuser

recruit: Read
v. Syn. enlist; enroll
enlist; register formally as a participant; engage for military service

recurring: Read
a. Syn. repeated; recurrent; repetitious
repeated; Returning again; repetitious

redeem: Read
v.
purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for

redoubtable: Read
a. Syn. formidable
formidable; arousing fear or awe; worthy of respect or honor

refine: Read
v. Syn. purify
purify; make more precise; improve

refute: Read
v. Syn. disprove
disprove; prove to be false or incorrect

rehabilitate: Read
v. Syn. restore; recover
restore to proper condition; help to re-adapt, as to former state of health or good repute

rehearse: Read
v. Syn. practice; drill
practice; drill; engage in preparation for a public performance

reign: Read
n. Syn. sovereignty; rule; control
sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence

reimburse: Read
v. Syn. repay; refund; indemnify
pay back for some expense incurred

reiterate: Read
v.
say, state, or perform again or repeatedly

rejoice: Read
v.
feel joy; experience gladness in a high degree; have pleasurable satisfaction; be delighted; enjoy

rejoicing: Read
a.
of rejoice; feeling and expression of joy and gladness; procedure expressive of joy; festivity

release: Read
v. Syn. liberate; freedom
give off; liberate; grant freedom to; make something available

relegate: Read
v. Syn. delegate; assign
assign to obscure place, position, or condition; delegate; assign

reliable: Read
a. Syn. dependable; trustworthy
worthy of being depended on; trustworthy

relinquish: Read
v. Syn. yield; abandon; surrender; waive
give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon

relish: Read
v. Syn. enjoy
take keen or zestful pleasure in; enjoy the flavor of; give spice or flavor to

remedy: Read
n. Syn. drug
a medicine or therapy; ; cure; fix; repair; provide relief for

reminisce: Read
v.
recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories

remit: Read
v.
send back; give up; surrender; resign; restore; transmit or send, especially as money in payment of a demand

remnant: Read
n. Syn. remainder; relic
remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

render: Read
v. Syn. deliver; provide; represent
deliver;give or make available; provide; represent in a drawing or painting

renounce: Read
v. Syn. abandon; disown; relinquish
abandon; disown; turn away from; give up

renowned: Read
a.
famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities

repeal: Read
v. Syn. revoke; annul
revoke or annul, especially by official or formal act

repel: Read
v. Syn. disgust; reject; refuse
force or drive back; disgust; offer resistance to; fight against

repercussion: Read
n. Syn. rebound; reverberation; reaction
often indirect effect or result that is produced by an event or action; reflection, especially of sound

replenish: Read
v. Syn. refill; restock
fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to

reproach: Read
v. Syn. admonish
express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace

reprobate: Read
n.
person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples

reproduce: Read
v.
have offspring or young; duplicate; make a copy

reprove: Read
v. Syn. censure; rebuke
voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with

repugnance: Read
n.
extreme dislike or aversion; opposition; conflict; resistance, in a physical sense

repute: Read
v.
ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to; consider; suppose

rescind: Read
v. Syn. cancel; annul; repeal
cancel; make void; repeal or annul

resent: Read
v. Syn. begrudge
feel bitter; consider as injury or affront; be in angry

reserved: Read
a. Syn. silent
held in reserve; kept back or set aside; marked by self-restraint and reticence

residual: Read
a. Syn. remaining; surplus
remaining as a residue; surplus

resolute: Read
a. Syn. firm; determined; decided
firm, unyielding, or determined; having decided purpose

restless: Read
a.
never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; eager for change; discontented

resume: Read
v.
give a summary; return to a previous location or condition

resurrection: Read
n.
rising again; resumption of vigor; act of rising from the dead or returning to life

retaliate: Read
v.
do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront

reticent: Read
a.
inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.

retract: Read
v. Syn. withdraw; recede
withdraw; take back; draw back or in

retreat: Read
n. Syn. receding
receding; pull back or move away or backward; withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position

retrieve: Read
v. Syn. recover; regain
recover; find and bring in; get back

reveal: Read
v. Syn. expose; uncover
make known; disclose or show

revere: Read
v. Syn. worship; venerate; honor
worship; regard with feelings of respect or honor

revoke: Read
v. Syn. cancel; retract; void; annul
void or annul by recalling, withdrawing, or reversing; cancel; retract

riddle: Read
v. Syn. permeate; spread
pierce with numerous holes; perforate; permeate or spread throughout

rigid: Read
a. Syn. stiff; strict
stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending; not flexible

rigor: Read
n. Syn. severity
strictness or severity, as in temperament, action, or judgment; something hard to endure

rip: Read
v. Syn. tear; rend
tear or be torn violently; criticize or abuse strongly and violently

ripe: Read
a. Syn. ready; mature
ready; fully developed; mature

risky: Read
a. Syn. hazardous; dangerous
involving risk or danger; hazardous

roam: Read
v. Syn. wander; ramble; stroll
wander; ramble; stroll

rotundity: Read
n.
roundness; rounded fullness; integral entireness

rough: Read
a. Syn. coarse; harsh
not perfected; having or caused by an irregular surface

route: Read
n. Syn. way
way for travel or transportation

rudimentary: Read
a. Syn. elementary; crude; incipient
relating to basic facts or principles; being in the earliest stages of development; incipient

rugged: Read
a. Syn. uneven; rough
uneven; rough; very difficult

rummage: Read
v. Syn. ransack
make an energetic, usually hasty search

rural: Read
a. Syn. country; rustic
country; relating to rural areas

ruthless: Read
a. Syn. pitiless; cruel
pitiless; cruel; having no compassion or pity; merciless

salvage: Read
v. Syn. rescue
save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use

sanction: Read
v. Syn. approve; ratify
give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law

sanctuary: Read
n. Syn. refuge; shelter; shrine
place of refuge or asylum; shrine; holy place, such as a church, temple, or mosque

sanguine: Read
a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy
cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy

saturate: Read
v. Syn. soak
soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

scale: Read
v. Syn. ascend; weigh
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers

scan: Read
v. Syn. survey; scrutinize
make a wide, sweeping search of; examine

scant: Read
a.
scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; not enough

scarce: Read
a. Syn. rare; limited
hard to find; absent or rare; limited

scatter: Read
v. Syn. sprinkle; disseminate; spread
sprinkle; disseminate; cause to separate and go in different directions

scent: Read
n. Syn. odor; fragrance; perfume
distinctive odor that is pleasant; fragrance; perfume

scholarly: Read
a. Syn. academic; scientific
academic; scientific; characteristic of scholars or scholarship

scope: Read
n. Syn. range; extent; bound
range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound

scorch: Read
v.
burn superficially; parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; affect painfully with heat; burn

scorn: Read
n.
extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; expression of mockery, derision, contempt, or disdain

scrap: Read
n. Syn. piece; fragment
small piece or bit; fragment; fragment; leftover bits of food; remnant

scribble: Read
v.
write or draw carelessly and in a hurry; doodle; meaningless marks and lines

scrupulous: Read
a. Syn. conscientious; meticulous; cautious
exactly and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious

scrutinize: Read
v.
examine closely and critically

seasoned: Read
a. Syn. experienced
experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby; aged or processed

secluded: Read
a.
removed or remote from others; solitary; hidden or isolated

sedition: Read
n. Syn. insubordination
resistance to authority; insubordination or rebellion

seemly: Read
a. Syn. proper; appropriate
proper; appropriate; of pleasing appearance; handsome

sensational: Read
a. Syn. spectacular; exciting; exceptional
arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction

sentinel: Read
n. Syn. sentry; lookout
one that keeps guard; soldier stationed as a guard

sequester: Read
v. Syn. isolate; segregate; seclude
isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude

serene: Read
a.
completely clear and fine

sever: Read
v. Syn. cut; separate
cut off from a whole; set or keep apart; divide or separate

severe: Read
a. Syn. sedate; grave; austere
serious in feeling or manner; not light, lively, or cheerful

shabby: Read
a.
torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged

shatter: Read
v. Syn. destroy; break up
destroy; break up; break into many pieces

sheer: Read
a. Syn. absolute; pure
very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure

shimmer: Read
v. Syn. flash
shine with a weak or fitful light; glimmer intermittently

shiver: Read
v.
shake with or as if with cold; tremble; break into fragments or splinters

shred: Read
n.
a small amount; a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; long irregular strip that is cut or torn off

shrewd: Read
a. Syn. clever; astute
clever; characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence

shrill: Read
a.
acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound

shrink: Read
v. Syn. contract; compress
become smaller or draw together; compress

shun: Read
v. Syn. escape; avoid
avoid deliberately; keep away from

shy: Read
a. Syn. timid; bashful
timid; bashful; easily startled; distrustful

significant: Read
a. Syn. noteworthy; important
fairly large; important in effect or meaning

signify: Read
v. Syn. denote; mean; indicate
denote; mean; indicate

simulate: Read
v. Syn. feign; imitate
make a pretence of; reproduce someone's behavior or looks

simultaneous: Read
a.
existing, happening, or done at the same time

singular: Read
a. Syn. unique; extraordinary; odd
unique; extraordinary; being only one

sip: Read
v.
drink or imbibe in small quantities; take in with lips in small quantities, as liquid; draw into the mouth; suck up

skeptical: Read
a.
marked by or given to doubt; questioning

sketch: Read
v. Syn. outline; draft
draw or describe briefly; give the main points; summary of

sketchy: Read
a.
containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete

slack: Read
n.
area of still water; lack of tension; cord, rope, or cable that is hanging loosely; unused capacity; casual trousers

slander: Read
n. Syn. defamation
defamation; false and malicious statement or report about someone

slender: Read
a. Syn. slim; thin
having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin

slim: Read
a.
small in quantity; being of delicate or slender build

sluggish: Read
a. Syn. slow; lazy
lazy; with little movement; very slow

smolder: Read
v.
burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment

snare: Read
n.
trap; gin; anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble

soak: Read
v.
cause or suffer to lie in a fluid; absorb; drain; drink intemperately or gluttonously

sojourn: Read
n.
temporary stay; brief period of residence; place of temporary stay

solace: Read
n. Syn. consolation
comfort or relieve in sorrow, misfortune, or distress

solicit: Read
v. Syn. seek
request earnestly; seek to obtain by persuasion or formal application

somber: Read
a. Syn. gloomy; dark
gloomy; depressing or grave; dull or dark in color

sophisticated: Read
a. Syn. complex; complicated
wide-ranging knowledge; complex; intellectually appealing

sophistry: Read
n.
argument for exercise merely; plausible but misleading argument; art or process of reasoning; logic

sort: Read
n.
kind or species; a class of;

sound: Read
n.
sensation perceived by the ear; distinctive noise; long narrow inlet

sovereign: Read
a. Syn. excellent; independent
having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent

span: Read
n. Syn. duration; distance
duration; distance; cover; extent or measure of space between two points

spartan: Read
a.
avoiding luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined

spawn: Read
v. Syn. generate; breed
lay eggs; produce offspring in large numbers

specific: Read
a. Syn. particular; definite
stated explicitly or in detail; definite

specimen: Read
n. Syn. model; sample
model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class

spectacular: Read
a. Syn. fascinating; grand
impressive or sensational; lavishly produced performance; grand

spell: Read
v.
name or write in order the letters constituting; add up to; signify

spin: Read
v. Syn. whirl
turn round rapidly; move round rapidly; move swiftly

splash: Read
v.
cause fluid to scatter in flying masses; strike and dash about, as water, mud

splendid: Read
a. Syn. magnificent; brilliant
shining; very bright; magnificent; brilliant

splice: Read
v. Syn. unite
fasten together; join at the ends; join by interweaving strands

spoil: Read
v. Syn. mar; rot; decay
go bad; rot; decay; become unfit for consumption or use

sporadic: Read
a.
occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

spot: Read
n. Syn. location; place; site
location; place; site; pinpoint; mark to allow easy recognition

spouse: Read
n.
man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; married person, husband or wife

sprout: Read
v. Syn. germinate
have new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud; shoot up

spur: Read
v. Syn. stimulate; urge
urge a horse; incite or stimulate; ride quickly by spurring a horse; proceed in haste

spurious: Read
a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical

squander: Read
v. Syn. waste
spend wastefully; fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for

stable: Read
a. Syn. fixed; steadfast; constant
not easily moved or disturbed

stagnant: Read
a. Syn. motionless; stale; dull
not moving or flowing; lacking vitality or briskness; stale; dull

stain: Read
n. Syn. blemish; flaw
soiled or discolored; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a color different from the gound

stale: Read
a.
having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity

stall: Read
n.
small area set off by walls for special use; booth

stately: Read
a. Syn. majestic; palatial; dignified
majestic; impressive, as in size or proportions

stationary: Read
a. Syn. fixed; immobile; static
fixed; immobile; static; not capable of being moved

steep: Read
v. Syn. soak; saturate
soak; make thoroughly wet

stern: Read
a. Syn. severe; relentless
hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding

stoic: Read
a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain

stout: Read
a. Syn. sturdy; stocky
dependable; stocky; euphemisms for fat

strenuous: Read
a.
arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;

stretch: Read
v. Syn. extend
extend; pull in opposite directions; lie down comfortably

strife: Read
n.
act of striving; earnest endeavor; exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts

strive: Read
v. Syn. endeavor; struggle
endeavor; struggle or fight forcefully; exert much effort or energy

stubborn: Read
a. Syn. headstrong; obstinate; tenacious
unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; persistent; difficult to treat

stumble: Read
v. Syn. fall
miss a step and fall or nearly fall; walk unsteadily

stun: Read
v. Syn. amaze; shock
surprise greatly; amaze; make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow

stupendous: Read
a.
astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation

sturdy: Read
a. Syn. robust; strong; substantial; firm
robust; strong; substantially made or constructed

sublime: Read
a. Syn. utter; supreme; impressive
of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth; characterized by nobility; majestic

submerge: Read
v. Syn. sink; immerse
sink; immerse; put under water

subsequent: Read
a. Syn. following
following in time or order; succeeding; later

subside: Read
v. Syn. appease; mitigate
settle down; sink to a lower level or form depression; wear off or die down

subsidiary: Read
a. Syn. subordinate; secondary
subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement

substantial: Read
a. Syn. solid; strong; material
fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built

subterranean: Read
a. Syn. hidden; secret; underground
hidden; secret; situated or operating beneath the earth's surface; underground

subtle: Read
a. Syn. slight; delicate
slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind

succumb: Read
v. Syn. yield; die
submit to an overpowering force; yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in

sullen: Read
a.
lonely; solitary; desolate; gloomy; dismal; affected with ill humor

summit: Read
n. Syn. peak; acme; zenith
utmost height; highest point of a mountain

sundry: Read
a.
various; miscellaneous; separate; distinct; diverse

superb: Read
a. Syn. excellent; wonderful
of unusually high quality; excellent; wonderful

superficial: Read
a. Syn. trivial
trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only

supplant: Read
v. Syn. replace; usurp
replace; usurp; displace and substitute for another

supple: Read
a. Syn. flexible; pliant
flexible; moving and bending with ease

supplicate: Read
v. Syn. beseech
ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying; make humble, earnest petition; beg

surfeit: Read
v.
eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess

surge: Read
n. Syn. outburst; eruption
outburst; roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat

surly: Read
a. Syn. rude; ominous; gloomy; dismal
rude; sullenly ill humored; gloomy; threatening, as of weather conditions

surmise: Read
v. Syn. guess
guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence

surpass: Read
v. Syn. exceed
be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed

susceptible: Read
a. Syn. impressionable
easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease; receptive to

suspend: Read
v. Syn. hang; append
hang freely; postpone; delay

sway: Read
v. Syn. swing
swing; move back and forth or sideways; win approval or support for; convince

sweeping: Read
a. Syn. extensive; comprehensive
extensive; having wide-ranging influence or effect:

swift: Read
a. Syn. quick; rapid; nimble
quick; moving or capable of moving with great speed

synthesize: Read
v. Syn. integrate; compose; combine
integrate; compose; combine so as to form a new, complex product

taciturn: Read
a. Syn. silent
silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse

tact: Read
n.
sense of touch; feeling; stroke in beating time; sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty

tactic: Read
n. Syn. tactical
plan for attaining a particular goal; action calculated to achieve some end

taint: Read
v. Syn. contaminate; corrupt
contaminate; cause to lose purity; affect with or as if with a disease; corrupt morally

tame: Read
a.
domesticated; very restrained or quiet; make less strong or intense; soften

tamper: Read
v.
interfere in a harmful manner; alter improperly

tangle: Read
n.
uniting or knitting together confusedly; knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged

tantalize: Read
v. Syn. tease
tease; torture with disappointment; bait someone by showing something desirable but leaving them unsatisfied

tantamount: Read
a.
equivalent in effect or value

tardy: Read
a. Syn. late; delayed; slow
late; delayed; moving slowly

tarnish: Read
v. Syn. discoloration; stain
make dirty or spotty; stain; dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt

tart: Read
n.
a species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie

taunt: Read
v.
reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner; make fun of , often in an aggressive manner

tautology: Read
n.
unnecessary repetition, especially for same sense in different words ; redundancy

tawdry: Read
a. Syn. gaudy
cheap in nature or appearance; tastelessly showy; shameful or indecent

tease: Read
v.
tear into pieces; raise the fibers of

tedious: Read
a. Syn. boring; wearisome
tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly

temperate: Read
a. Syn. restrained
restrained; self-controlled; moderate in degree or quality

tempting: Read
a. Syn. attractive; alluring; appealing
attractive; appealing

tender: Read
v. Syn. offer; extend
offer formally; extend; propose a payment

tenor: Read
n.
continuous, unwavering course; exact meaning or actual wording of a document

tentative: Read
a. Syn. hesitant; experimental
hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

tepid: Read
a. Syn. lukewarm
moderately warm; lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted

tether: Read
v.
tie with rope; fasten or restrict with rope or chain

thaw: Read
v. Syn. melt; defrost
melt, such as snow and ice; defrost; warm weather following a freeze

thermal: Read
a.
relating to or caused by heat; designed to help retain heat

thorough: Read
a. Syn. profound; complete
accurate or careful; complete

thrifty: Read
a. Syn. economical
careful about money; economical

thrive: Read
v. Syn. prosper; flourish
make steady progress; prosper; flourish

thwart: Read
v. Syn. frustrate
hinder or prevent of ; frustrate

tilt: Read
n. Syn. slant; lean
slight but noticeable partiality; line or surface that departs from the vertical

timid: Read
a. Syn. shy; craven
shy; craven; lacking self-confidence; shy

tint: Read
n. Syn. tinge; color
color; dye with a color

toil: Read
n.
exhausting labor or effort; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey

tolerant: Read
a. Syn. permissive; open-minded; easy-going
showing respect for the rights of others; open-minded; showing capacity for endurance

torpid: Read
a.
having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed

torrent: Read
n. Syn. flood
rushing stream; flood; heavy downpour

torture: Read
n.
extreme pain; anguish of body or mind

toupee: Read
n.
partial wig or hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot

tow: Read
v. Syn. pull; drag
draw or pull behind by a chain or line

towering: Read
a. Syn. lofty; high; outstanding
high; outstanding; very great or intense

toxic: Read
a. Syn. poisonous
poisonous; caused by a toxin or other poison

trait: Read
n. Syn. quality; attribute; characteristic
quality; attribute; distinguishing feature; slight degree or amount

trajectory: Read
n. Syn. path
path of other moving body through space; chosen or taken course

tranquility: Read
n.
a state of peace and quiet

transmute: Read
v. Syn. convert; transform
change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform

transparent: Read
a. Syn. airy; obvious
easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely

transpose: Read
v.
substitute one for the other of; reverse or transfer order or place of; interchange

traverse: Read
v.
go through or across, often under difficult conditions

treacherous: Read
a. Syn. dangerous; risky
dangerous; dangerously unstable and unpredictable; disloyal; tending to betray

tremendous: Read
a. Syn. huge; enormous; gigantic; terrible
huge; capable of making one tremble; terrible

tremor: Read
n. Syn. trembling
shaking or vibrating movement; slight quiver

trepidation: Read
n. Syn. fear; apprehension
state of alarm or dread; nervous apprehension; involuntary trembling or quivering

tribunal: Read
n.
seat of a judge; bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice; court or forum

trickle: Read
v. Syn. dribble; drip
flow in drops; run or flow slowly; drip

trigger: Read
v. Syn. initiate; start
cause something happen; set off

triumph: Read
n. Syn. victory
victory; win; expressing great joy

trivial: Read
a. Syn. unimportant; trifling; commonplace
unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace

tug: Read
v.
pull or draw with great effort; draw along with continued exertion; haul along; tow

tumble: Read
v.
fall down, as if collapsing

turbulent: Read
a. Syn. violent; tempestuous; furious
characterized by unrest or disorder

turmoil: Read
n. Syn. commotion
state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult

twinkle: Read
v.
open and shut the eye rapidly; blink; wink

tyro: Read
n. Syn. beginner; novice
beginner in learning something; novice

ultimate: Read
a. Syn. final; fundamental; extreme
final; being the last or concluding; fundamental; elemental; extreme

unbearable: Read
a. Syn. unendurable; intolerable
unendurable; so unpleasant, distasteful, or painful as to be intolerable

uncanny: Read
a. Syn. strange; mysterious; eerie; weird
strange; mysterious; peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature

uncouth: Read
a.
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

undergo: Read
v. Syn. experience; suffer
experience; suffer; pass through

underlying: Read
a. Syn. fundamental; implicit
lying under or beneath something; basic; implicit; taking precedence; prior

underscore: Read
v. Syn. emphasize
draw a mark or line under; emphasize; stress

undertake: Read
v. Syn. embark; assume
take on; embark on; assume

ungainly: Read
a. Syn. awkward
awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture

uniform: Read
n.
consistent; standardized; clothing of a particular group

unilateral: Read
a.
being on one side only; affecting but one side; one-sided.

unique: Read
a. Syn. alone; single; sole
without an equal; being the only one of its kind

universal: Read
a. Syn. comprehensive; general; worldwide
affecting all; general; present everywhere; relating to the entire world or all within the world; worldwide

unruly: Read
a. Syn. disobedient; lawless
difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule; not according to rule; irregularly

unscathed: Read
a. Syn. unharmed
not harmed or damaged in any way; untouched

upheaval: Read
n. Syn. disturbance; outburst
violent disturbance; sudden, violent disruption or upset

uphold: Read
v. Syn. support; preserve; maintain
support; preserve; hold aloft; raise

upkeep: Read
n.
act of keeping up, or maintaining; maintenance

uptight: Read
a.
being in a tense state; excessively concerned with rules and order

urge: Read
v. Syn. entreat; advocate
force in an indicated direction; stimulate; excite

urgent: Read
a. Syn. pressing; compelling; immediate
pressing; compelling immediate action or attention

usurp: Read
v. Syn. appropriate
seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority

utensil: Read
n.
instrument, implement, or container for practical use, especially in kitchen or laboratory

utter: Read
v. Syn. speak; express
speak; express; send forth with the voice

vacant: Read
a. Syn. empty; uninhabited
void of thought or knowledge; without an occupant or incumbent

vacuous: Read
a. Syn. empty; inane
empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant

vague: Read
a. Syn. imprecise; obscure; indistinct
imprecise; indistinct; not clearly expressed; inexplicit

vain: Read
a.
having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying

valedictory: Read
a.
of speech given in farewell, especially one delivered by an outstanding member of graduating class

valiant: Read
a.
vigorous in body; strong; powerful; performed with valor or bravery; heroic

valid: Read
a. Syn. sound; true
logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; well grounded

vanguard: Read
n. Syn. forerunner
advance forces; leading units at front of army or fleet; persons at forefront of any group or movement

vanish: Read
v. Syn. disappear
disappear; pass out of sight, especially quickly; die out

vanity: Read
n.
quality or state of being vain; emptiness; feelings of excessive pride; conceit

variable: Read
n. Syn. factor
factor; something that is likely to vary; changeable; inconstant

variation: Read
n. Syn. change; selection; deviation
act of changing or altering

vast: Read
a. Syn. large; broad; extensive
large; broad; extensive; very great in size, number, amount, or quantity

vein: Read
n.
blood vessel that carries blood

venerate: Read
v.
treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of

venomous: Read
a. Syn. poisonous; noxious
poisonous; secreting and transmitting venom; marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

venturesome: Read
a. Syn. bold
willing to try new things and take risks; bold

venue: Read
n. Syn. place; locality
scene of any event or action; locality where a crime is committed or a cause of action occurs

verbose: Read
a. Syn. wordy
wordy; using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words

verge: Read
n. Syn. border; edge
extreme edge or margin; border; enclosing boundary; space enclosed by such a boundary

verify: Read
v. Syn. confirm; prove
confirm; prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony

versatile: Read
a. Syn. flexible; pliable
having many talents; capable of working in many fields

vessel: Read
n. Syn. craft; ship
craft; ship; container for liquids

vex: Read
v. Syn. annoy; distress
annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to

viable: Read
a. Syn. feasible; practicable
practical or workable; capable of maintaining life; capable of continuing effectiveness

vicinity: Read
n.
state of being near in space or relationship; proximity

vie: Read
v. Syn. contend; compete; rival
strive for victory or superiority; contend; compete

vigilance: Read
n. Syn. watchfulness; alertness; caution
watchfulness; wakefulness; process of paying close and continuous attention

vigorous: Read
a. Syn. robust; strong; energetic
robust; strong; energetic, and active in mind or body

vindicate: Read
v. Syn. exonerate
clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend

visceral: Read
a.
felt in one's inner organs; obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

vital: Read
a. Syn. critical; animated
full of life; animated; necessary to continued existence; living or breathing

vivid: Read
a. Syn. bright; lively
bright; lively; graphic; having striking color

vogue: Read
n.
popular fashion; current state or style of general acceptance and use

volatile: Read
a. Syn. changeable; explosive; fickle
tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence

voluptuous: Read
a.
giving pleasure or satisfaction of the senses; having strong sexual appeal

vomit: Read
v.
throw up; eject from stomach through mouth; disgorge

vow: Read
n. Syn. promise
solemn promise made to God; promise of fidelity; pledge of love or affection

vulnerable: Read
a. Syn. defenseless; susceptible
susceptible to wounds; capable of being wounded or hurt

wade: Read
v. Syn. paddle
paddle; walk through relatively shallow water

wag: Read
v.
move one way and the other with quick turns; shake to and fro; move in vibrating; cause to vibrate

wage: Read
v.
hazard on the event of a contest; stake; engage in, as a contest; adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; hire; employ

wail: Read
v.
grieve or protest loudly and bitterly; express sorrow by a mournful vocal sound; moan; cry

walkout: Read
n. Syn. strike
strike; act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest

wan: Read
a. Syn. pallid
having a pale or sickly color; unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress

wander: Read
v.
move about without a definite destination or purpose; range about; stroll; go away; depart

wane: Read
v. Syn. decline; dwindle
decrease in size or strength; draw gradually to an end

ward: Read
n.
guard; defender; protector; state under guard; division of a county; division of a hospital

ware: Read
n.
articles of merchandise; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise

warp: Read
n.
rope used in moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor or other fixed object; towing line; state of being twisted or bent out of shape

wary: Read
a. Syn. cautious
very cautious; on guard; watchful

waxy: Read
a. Syn. pallid; smooth
paleness; smooth and lustrous; consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax

weary: Read
a. Syn. tired; exhausted; fatigued
tired; exhausted; physically or mentally fatigued

wholesome: Read
a. Syn. healthful; beneficial
conducive to sound health or well-being; beneficial

wicked: Read
a. Syn. sinful; immoral; profligate
evil in principle or practice; contrary to moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin

widespread: Read
a.
spread or scattered over a considerable extent; occurring or accepted widely

wile: Read
n.
trick or stratagem practiced for deception

wily: Read
a. Syn. cunning; artful
cunning; full of tricks; skill in deception

winsome: Read
a. Syn. agreeable; gracious; engaging
agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way

withdraw: Read
v. Syn. retreat; depart
remove from; pull back; break from gathering; retreat; depart

wither: Read
v. Syn. shrivel; decay
shrivel; decay; lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; loss of moisture

withhold: Read
v. Syn. keep; restrain
refuse to give; refrain from giving, granting, or permitting; deduct from employee's salary

withstand: Read
v. Syn. oppose
stand up against; successfully resist; oppose with force or resolution

woe: Read
n. Syn. affliction; regret
deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; deep distress or misery, as from grief

wrinkle: Read
n. Syn. furrow; crease
a minor difficulty; a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

yearn: Read
v.
pain; grieve; vex; be pained or distressed; feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness

yield: Read
v. Syn. surrender; concede
give in; surrender; give forth a natural product; be productive

zealous: Read
a. Syn. enthusiastic; fervent
enthusiastic; filled with or motivated by zeal

zenith: Read
n. Syn. summit
point directly overhead in sky; summit

zone: Read
n. Syn. region; district
region; portion of the surface of a sphere;