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WORD Abate Aberrant Abeyance Abscond Abstemious Admonish Adulterate Aesthetic Aggregate Alacrity Alleviate Amalgamate Ambiguous Ambivalence Ameliorate Anachronism Analogous Anarchy Anomalous Antipathy Apathy Appease Apprise Approbation Appropriate v. Arduous Artless Ascetic Assiduous Assuage v. Attenuate Audacious Austere Autonomous Aver MEANING subside , or moderate abnormal, or deviant suspended action depart secretly and hide sparing in eating and drinking; temperate warn; reprove make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful gather; accumulate cheerful promptness; eagerness relieve combine; unite in one body unclear or doubtful in meaning the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes improve something or someone misplaced in time comparable absence of governing body; state of disorder abnormal; irregular aversion; dislike lack of caring; indifference pacify or soothe; relieve inform approval acquire; take possession of for one’s own use hard; strenuous without guile; open and honest practicing self-denial; austere diligent ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger) make thinner daring; bold forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented self-governing; independent assert confidently or declare; as used in law, state formally as a fact hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality contradict; give a false impression 1
difficult problem approach. sarcastically biting trickery. soothing overlook. sketch blacken ridicule. doing good support. excuse confuse. orderliness and good taste in manners failure to act courteous regard for another’s wishes portray. tend to meet. clot concluding section of a musical or literary composition. make fun of unoriginal. kindly. severe criticism agent that increases the pace of a chemical action burning. invective split. frighten propriety. send out buds make shiny by rubbing. using inflated language rude. obliging yielding. polish support. a lover of art claim. hindrance bitter scolding. conforming to requirements reconciling.. prop up unpredictable. summarizes or concludes convincing corresponding in extent. intricate cowardly intimidate. deception thicken. depict. obtained from another source dry up aimless. digressing at random Something that discourages. Capricious Castigation Catalyst Caustic Chicanery Coagulate Coda Cogent Commensurate adj. spread out (like a gas) 2 . involved. fickle punishment. come together coiled around. thesis quarrelsome penitent riddle. puzzle person competent to act as a judge of art. branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones) Shyness wordy. reinforce pompous. etc. degree. rambling. haphazard. congeal. proportionate brief. forgive.Beneficent Bolster Bombastic Boorish Burgeon Burnish Buttress v. overly polite. give tacit approval. Compendium Complaisant Compliant Conciliatory Condone Confound Connoisseur Contention Contentious Contrite Conundrum Converge Convoluted Craven Daunt Decorum Default Deference Delineate Denigrate Deride Derivative Desiccate Desultory Deterrent Diatribe n. Dichotomy Diffidence Diffuse adj. comprehensive summary trying to please. insensitive grow forth.
scholarly hard to understand.Digression Dirge Disabuse Discerning Discordant Discredit Discrepancy Discrete adj. sheer nerve. Dissemble v. rival prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country weaken cause. unrelated disguise. known only to the chosen few 3 . presumptuousness poem or song expressing lamentation draw out by discussion adorn. concentrate vary. unconnected. deprive provide written evidence opinionated. reject belittle basically different. insincere unprejudiced lacking coherence. looseness in morals discord. composure lie. improve short-lived. arbitrary. produce increase. disbelieve lack of consistency. attempt to conceal the truth learned. Disseminate Dissolution Dissonance Distend Distill Diverge Divest Document Dogmatic Dormant Dupe Ebullient Eclectic Efficacy Effrontery Elegy Elicit Embellish Empirical Emulate Endemic Enervate Engender Enhance Ephemeral Equanimity Equivocate Erudite Esoteric Wandering away from the subject Lament with music correct a false impression. difference separate. having insight not harmonious. undeceive mentally quick and observant. swell out purify. scatter (like seeds) disintegration. as a story based on experience imitate. separated at the joints eliminate from consideration. composed of elements drawn from disparate sources power to produce desired effect impudence. fleeting calmness of temperament. lethargic. shameless boldness. spread. consisting of distinct parts lacking genuine candor. mislead. doctrinal sleeping. overflowing with enthusiasm selective. destroy confidence in. opposite of harmony expand. latent someone easily fooled showing excitement. ornament. pretend distribute. go in different directions from the same point strip. enhance. refine. Disingenuous Disinterested Disjointed Dismiss Disparage Disparate adj. conflicting defame.
make less difficult false. not permitting passage through its substance calm. hopeless. show contempt for stir up. often on the occasion of someone’s death mild expression in place of an unpleasant one worsen. humorous help bring about. block impervious. imperturbable. well chosen glowing ardor. bombastic. wordy urge on overcharge pompous. foolish. ineffectual deny loquacious. and vehement speech of the same kind exaggeration. or cringing apt. grow feeble inexperienced reject. talkative. hurt without feeling. inane. state of requiring immediate attention projection. placid impenetrable. stoical hinder. instigate prevent by taking action in advance thrift. excessive admiration unchangeable injure. misleading brainless. suitably expressed. mock. embitter clear from blame urgent situation. yet smug trying to please by behaving obsequiously. incapable of being damaged or distressed incapable of being pacified 4 . flattering. using high-sounding language sociable without deceit easily deceived long. economy useless. overstatement attacking cherished traditions worship of idols.Eulogy Euphemism Exacerbate Exculpate Exigency Extrapolation Facetious Facilitate Fallacious Fatuous Fawning Felicitous Fervor Flag Fledgling Flout Foment Forestall Frugality Futile Gainsay Garrulous Goad Gouge Grandiloquent Gregarious Guileless Gullible Harangue Homogeneous Hyperbole Iconoclastic Idolatry Immutable Impair Impassive Impede Impermeable Imperturbable Impervious Implacable expression of praise. pressing needs or demands. conjecture joking (often inappropriately). intensity of feeling droop. passionate.
young. flood. imply. easily angered uncertain how to act. unsophisticated firmly established by nature or habit Harmless unconscious. frivolity record of a voyage or flight. dormant. impressionable rebel. Inundate Inured adj. issuing light Generosity one who feigns illness to escape duty capable of being shaped by pounding. habitually dishonest change of form excessively careful. dull narrow-mindedness. intelligible shining. unyielding refusal of any compromise. hardened abuse irritable. record of day-to-day activities talkative easily understood. weak plan of a trip brief and to the point languor. absurdity insignificant. Lethargic Levee Levity Log Loquacious Lucid Luminous Magnanimity Malingerer Malleable Maverick Mendacious Metamorphosis Meticulous Misanthrope Mitigate understood but not stated burst inward unintentionally. isolation unruly. weariness potential but undeveloped. not clearly fixed. clear. Invective n. unresponsive hint. dull stone embankment to prevent flooding lack of seriousness or steadiness. scrupulous one who hates mankind appease. moderate 5 . Irascible Irresolute Itinerary Laconic Lassitude Latent Laud v. by oversight. painstaking.Implicit Implode Inadvertently Inchoate adj. unimportant introduce something into a larger whole. lacking power to move naive and trusting. nonconformist lying. hidden praise drowsy. unite uncertain. indefinite poverty Lazy inactive. stubbornness overwhelm. creep in lacking in flavor. combine. submerge accustomed. Incongruity Inconsequential Incorporate Indeterminate Indigence Indolent Inert Ingenuous Inherent Innocuous Insensible Insinuate Insipid Insularity Intractable Intransigence n. stubborn. rudimentary. elementary lack of harmony. carelessly recently begun.
primitive. excessively pushy in offering one’s services burdensome infamy. Obsequious Obviate Occlude Officious Onerous Opprobrium Oscillate Ostentatious Paragon Partisan Pathological Paucity Pedantic Penchant Penury Perennial Perfidious Perfunctory Permeable Pervasive Phlegmatic Piety Placate Plasticity Platitude n. pretentious. servile. sudden forerunner arrogant. reverence for God pacify. conciliate ability to be molded trite remark. concerned with the practical worth or impact of something introductory statement uncertain. Plethora Plummet Porous Pragmatic Preamble Precarious Precipitate adj. sycophantic make unnecessary. get rid of shut. commonplace statement excess. committed to a party pertaining to disease Scarcity showing off learning. beginner stubborn lavishly attentive. risky rash. like a sieve practical (as opposed to idealistic). care. premature. disloyal superficial. allowing liquids or gas to pass through spread throughout calm. everyday cancel out. unspoiled uprightness. porous. melancholy worldly as opposed to spiritual. or enthusiasm penetrable. sullen. trying to attract attention model of perfection one-sided.Mollify Morose Mundane Negate Neophyte Obdurate adj. hasty. incorruptibility 6 . liking severe poverty. vilification vibrate. deny recent convert. waver showy. close meddlesome. not thorough. bookish strong inclination. prejudiced. nullify. not easily disturbed devoutness. overabundance fall sharply full of pores. Precursor Presumptuous Prevaricate Pristine Probity soothe ill-humored. lacking interest. taking liberties lie characteristic of earlier times. stinginess something long-lasting treacherous.
produce and release a substance into an organism fragment. devoid of a sense of decency disown. marked by sleepiness seemingly reasonable but incorrect. openly confess error hermit.Problematic Prodigal Profound Prohibitive Proliferate Propensity Propitiate Propriety Proscribe Pungent Qualified Quibble Quiescent Rarefied Recalcitrant Recant Recluse Recondite Refractory Refute Relegate Reproach Reprobate Repudiate Rescind Resolution Resolve Reticent Reverent Sage Salubrious Sanction Satiate Saturate Savor Secrete Shard Skeptic Solicitous Soporific Specious doubtful. ratify satisfy fully soak thoroughly enjoy. complete tending to prevent the purchase or use of something. firmness of purpose reserved. unruly disclaim or disavow. reckless with money deep. misleading (often 7 . generally of pottery doubter. retract a previous statement. questionable. disavow cancel Determination determination. dormant. perplexing wasteful. uncommunicative. or quality hide away or cache. have a distinctive flavor. not superficial. assign express disapproval or disappointment person hardened in sin. secret stubborn. person who suspends judgment until having examined evidence supporting a point of view worried. caustic limited. loner abstruse. inclined to prevent or forbid grow rapidly. sharp in taste or smell. multiply natural inclination appease fitness. worshipful person celebrated for wisdom healthful approve. spread. outlaw stinging. concerned sleep-causing. profound. delegate. correct conduct ostracize. determined to resist authority. inclined to silence respectful. restricted minor objection or complaint at rest. banish. unmanageable disprove banish to an inferior position. smell. unsettled. temporarily inactive made less dense (of a gas) obstinately stubborn.
ferocity waver. fanciful fanatic. set limits make express conditions. sluggishness. denunciation. only slightly connected. dormancy winding. evaporation rapidly justified. Stipulate Stolid Striated Strut Strut Subpoena Subside Substantiate Supersede Supposition Tacit Tangential Tenuous Tirade Torpor Tortuous Tractable Transgression Truculence Vacillate Venerate Veracious Verbose Viable Viscous Vituperative adj Volatile Warranted Wary Welter Whimsical Zealot intentionally) colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism occurring irregularly token of disgrace. brand be thrifty. scolding changeable. not put into words peripheral. replace. easily managed violation of a law. impassive marked with parallel bands.Spectrum Sporadic Stigma Stint v. full of curves docile. slim extended scolding. grow quiet establish by evidence. authorized very cautious turmoil. explosive. specify dull. verify. gluey abusive. descend. surmise understood. support cause to be set aside. sin aggressiveness. harangue lethargy. grooved pompous walk supporting bar writ summoning a witness to appear settle down. person who shows excessive zeal 8 . bewildering jumble capricious. digressing thin. rare. make obsolete hypothesis. fluctuate revere truthful wordy practical or workable sticky.