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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 Banal Belie 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
summarizes or concludes convincing corresponding in extent. frighten propriety. depict. hindrance bitter scolding. severe criticism agent that increases the pace of a chemical action burning. puzzle person competent to act as a judge of art. polish support. reinforce pompous. overly polite. excuse confuse.Beneficent Bolster Bombastic Boorish Burgeon Burnish Buttress v. degree. prop up unpredictable. kindly. deception thicken. obliging yielding. Capricious Castigation Catalyst Caustic Chicanery Coagulate Coda Cogent Commensurate adj. make fun of unoriginal. clot concluding section of a musical or literary composition. obtained from another source dry up aimless. soothing overlook. give tacit approval. etc. orderliness and good taste in manners failure to act courteous regard for another’s wishes portray. forgive. sarcastically biting trickery. involved. send out buds make shiny by rubbing. congeal. tend to meet. thesis quarrelsome penitent riddle. proportionate brief. a lover of art claim. comprehensive summary trying to please. sketch blacken ridicule. intricate cowardly intimidate. difficult problem approach. using inflated language rude. rambling. spread out (like a gas) 2 . come together coiled around. invective split. Dichotomy Diffidence Diffuse adj. conforming to requirements reconciling. haphazard. branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones) Shyness wordy. doing good support. fickle punishment. digressing at random Something that discourages. 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. insensitive grow forth..
pretend distribute. as a story based on experience imitate. difference separate. swell out purify. undeceive mentally quick and observant. scholarly hard to understand. lethargic. presumptuousness poem or song expressing lamentation draw out by discussion adorn. composure lie. ornament. attempt to conceal the truth learned. destroy confidence in. concentrate vary. produce increase. mislead. unrelated disguise. unconnected. arbitrary. insincere unprejudiced lacking coherence. consisting of distinct parts lacking genuine candor. shameless boldness. known only to the chosen few 3 . composed of elements drawn from disparate sources power to produce desired effect impudence. scatter (like seeds) disintegration. go in different directions from the same point strip. refine. reject belittle basically different. Dissemble v. enhance. opposite of harmony expand. improve short-lived. sheer nerve.Digression Dirge Disabuse Discerning Discordant Discredit Discrepancy Discrete adj. conflicting defame. having insight not harmonious. overflowing with enthusiasm selective. latent someone easily fooled showing excitement. looseness in morals discord. spread. 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. Disingenuous Disinterested Disjointed Dismiss Disparage Disparate adj. doctrinal sleeping. disbelieve lack of consistency. separated at the joints eliminate from consideration. deprive provide written evidence opinionated. fleeting calmness of temperament. rival prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country weaken cause.
humorous help bring about. show contempt for stir up. excessive admiration unchangeable injure. foolish. pressing needs or demands. suitably expressed. make less difficult false. mock. hurt without feeling. economy useless. inane. state of requiring immediate attention projection. instigate prevent by taking action in advance thrift. flattering. block impervious. misleading brainless. bombastic. intensity of feeling droop. wordy urge on overcharge pompous. overstatement attacking cherished traditions worship of idols. yet smug trying to please by behaving obsequiously. often on the occasion of someone’s death mild expression in place of an unpleasant one worsen. ineffectual deny loquacious. embitter clear from blame urgent situation. conjecture joking (often inappropriately). passionate. imperturbable. hopeless. using high-sounding language sociable without deceit easily deceived long. incapable of being damaged or distressed incapable of being pacified 4 . talkative. grow feeble inexperienced reject. and vehement speech of the same kind exaggeration. or cringing apt. well chosen glowing ardor. not permitting passage through its substance calm.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. stoical hinder. placid impenetrable.
Inundate Inured adj. indefinite poverty Lazy inactive. weariness potential but undeveloped. not clearly fixed. nonconformist lying. unite uncertain. absurdity insignificant. Incongruity Inconsequential Incorporate Indeterminate Indigence Indolent Inert Ingenuous Inherent Innocuous Insensible Insinuate Insipid Insularity Intractable Intransigence n. unyielding refusal of any compromise. hardened abuse irritable. impressionable rebel. isolation unruly. scrupulous one who hates mankind appease. intelligible shining. weak plan of a trip brief and to the point languor. Lethargic Levee Levity Log Loquacious Lucid Luminous Magnanimity Malingerer Malleable Maverick Mendacious Metamorphosis Meticulous Misanthrope Mitigate understood but not stated burst inward unintentionally. young. clear. Irascible Irresolute Itinerary Laconic Lassitude Latent Laud v. flood. lacking power to move naive and trusting.Implicit Implode Inadvertently Inchoate adj. frivolity record of a voyage or flight. unimportant introduce something into a larger whole. issuing light Generosity one who feigns illness to escape duty capable of being shaped by pounding. moderate 5 . stubbornness overwhelm. submerge accustomed. combine. painstaking. elementary lack of harmony. unsophisticated firmly established by nature or habit Harmless unconscious. habitually dishonest change of form excessively careful. Invective n. dull stone embankment to prevent flooding lack of seriousness or steadiness. by oversight. unresponsive hint. dull narrow-mindedness. stubborn. creep in lacking in flavor. record of day-to-day activities talkative easily understood. hidden praise drowsy. easily angered uncertain how to act. dormant. rudimentary. carelessly recently begun. imply.
like a sieve practical (as opposed to idealistic). overabundance fall sharply full of pores. 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. disloyal superficial. bookish strong inclination. beginner stubborn lavishly attentive. concerned with the practical worth or impact of something introductory statement uncertain. allowing liquids or gas to pass through spread throughout calm.Mollify Morose Mundane Negate Neophyte Obdurate adj. or enthusiasm penetrable. primitive. vilification vibrate. premature. taking liberties lie characteristic of earlier times. lacking interest. close meddlesome. sullen. everyday cancel out. care. committed to a party pertaining to disease Scarcity showing off learning. hasty. prejudiced. stinginess something long-lasting treacherous. reverence for God pacify. porous. deny recent convert. trying to attract attention model of perfection one-sided. not thorough. waver showy. conciliate ability to be molded trite remark. incorruptibility 6 . commonplace statement excess. sudden forerunner arrogant. risky rash. not easily disturbed devoutness. servile. sycophantic make unnecessary. Plethora Plummet Porous Pragmatic Preamble Precarious Precipitate adj. Precursor Presumptuous Prevaricate Pristine Probity soothe ill-humored. unspoiled uprightness. get rid of shut. nullify. melancholy worldly as opposed to spiritual. excessively pushy in offering one’s services burdensome infamy. liking severe poverty.
spread. unsettled. restricted minor objection or complaint at rest. concerned sleep-causing. misleading (often 7 . secret stubborn. loner abstruse. caustic limited. ratify satisfy fully soak thoroughly enjoy. not superficial. correct conduct ostracize. smell. firmness of purpose reserved. disavow cancel Determination determination. questionable. multiply natural inclination appease fitness. devoid of a sense of decency disown. uncommunicative. person who suspends judgment until having examined evidence supporting a point of view worried. determined to resist authority. produce and release a substance into an organism fragment. reckless with money deep. unmanageable disprove banish to an inferior position. complete tending to prevent the purchase or use of something. or quality hide away or cache. sharp in taste or smell. have a distinctive flavor. marked by sleepiness seemingly reasonable but incorrect. generally of pottery doubter. retract a previous statement. unruly disclaim or disavow. banish. outlaw stinging. assign express disapproval or disappointment person hardened in sin. dormant. profound. inclined to silence respectful. inclined to prevent or forbid grow rapidly. worshipful person celebrated for wisdom healthful approve. perplexing wasteful. temporarily inactive made less dense (of a gas) obstinately stubborn. 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. delegate.
impassive marked with parallel bands. slim extended scolding. set limits make express conditions. person who shows excessive zeal 8 . sin aggressiveness. fluctuate revere truthful wordy practical or workable sticky. 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. surmise understood. denunciation. harangue lethargy. make obsolete hypothesis. easily managed violation of a law. grooved pompous walk supporting bar writ summoning a witness to appear settle down. gluey abusive. grow quiet establish by evidence.Spectrum Sporadic Stigma Stint v. bewildering jumble capricious. sluggishness. only slightly connected. rare. dormancy winding. specify dull. authorized very cautious turmoil. digressing thin. explosive. verify. evaporation rapidly justified. descend. not put into words peripheral. full of curves docile. support cause to be set aside. fanciful fanatic. replace. ferocity waver. scolding changeable.