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1) ACCLIVITY: * An upward slope or grade (as in a road) usg "the car couldn't make it up the acclivity" usage = usg
2) ACCOUTER: * Provide with military equipment 3) ABLUTION: * The ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels *[S.Africa] A toilet that is available to the public 4) ABORTIVE: * Failing to accomplish an intended result usg "an abortive revolt" *(biology) imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary usg "an abortive organ" 5) ABASEMENT: * A low or downcast state usg "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement" * Depriving one of self-esteem 6) ABET: * Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing usg "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement" 7) ABSTRUSE: * Difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge usg "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them" 8) ABORIGINES: * An indigenous person who was born in a particular place
usg "the art of the aborigines of the northwest coast" 9) ABJURE: * Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure usg "She abjured her beliefs 10) AFFLUENCE: * Abundant wealth usg "they studied forerunners of affluence or poverty" 11) ACIDULOUS: * Being sour to the taste usg "They found a medium-sized red glossy fruit with a juicy and very acidulous pulp" 12) ABSTINENCE: * The trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) *Act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite 13) ACRID: * Strong and sharp usg "the acrid smell of burning rubber" * Harsh or corrosive in tone usg "her acrid remarks make her many enemies" 14) ADIPOSE: * Composed of animal fat usg "adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat" 15) ADVENTITIOUS: * Associated by chance and not an integral part usg "they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character" 16) ACCRETION:
* An increase by natural growth or addition * Something contributing to growth or increase usg "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions" 17) ACME: * The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development usg "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme" * The highest point (of something) usg "at the acme of the pyramid" 18) ALLEGORY:
* An expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor * A visible symbol representing an abstract idea 19) ALLEVIATE: * Provide physical relief, as from pain usg "This pill will alleviate your headaches" * Make easier usg "you could alleviate the process by sharing your knowledge" 20) AMALGAMATE: * Joined together into a whole usg "the amalgamate colleges constituted a university" 21) ACCRUE: * Grow by addition usg "The interest accrues" * Come into the possession of usg "The house accrued to the oldest son"
22) AMASS: * Collect in one place, esp. growing to a large number or quantity usg "Journals are amassing in my office" * Get or gather together (a large number of something) usg "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis” 23) ANTEDILUVIAN: * Of or relating to the period before the biblical flood usg "antediluvian man" * So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period usg "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas" 24) ANTIPATHY: * A feeling of intense dislike * The object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided usg "cats were his greatest antipathy" 25) APPEASE: * Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of usg "She managed to appease the angry customer" * Overcome or allay usg "appease my hunger" * Make peace with usg "Then by the observance of certain forms and taboos he can appease the unknown force and save himself" 26) APPOSITE: * Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of usg "She managed to appease the angry customer" * Overcome or allay usg "appease my hunger"
* Make peace with usg "Then by the observance of certain forms and taboos he can appease the unknown force and save himself" 27) APPREHEND: * Get the meaning of something * Take into custody usg "the police apprehended the suspected criminals" * Anticipate with dread or anxiety 28) ALOOF: * Remote in manner usg "stood apart with aloof dignity" 29) AMICABLE: * Characterized by friendship and good will usg "The business coach for the small company owner served as an amicable executive mentor" 30) AMORPHOUS: * Having no definite form or distinct shape usg "amorphous clouds of insects" * Lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies * Without real or apparent crystalline form usg "amorphous structure"; "an amorphous mineral" 31) AMPLIFY: * Increase in size, volume or significance usg "Her terror was amplified in her mind" * To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth usg "tended to romanticize and amplify this 'gracious Old South' imagery" * Exaggerate or make bigger
usg "The charges were amplified" * Increase the volume of usg "amplify sound" 32) ANTITHESIS: * Exact opposite usg "his theory is the antithesis of mine" * The juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance 33) ANOMALY: * Deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule * A person who is unusual * (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun) 34) APTITUDE: * Inherent ability usg "verbal aptitude" 35) ANATHEMATIZE:
* Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment usg "They required him distinctly to anathematize the Council of Chalcedon, and all who held the doctrine of the two natures" 36) ALTRUISM: * The quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others usg "among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism" 37) AMBIGUOUS:
* Open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead usg "the polling had a complex and ambiguous message for potential female candidates"
* Having more than one possible meaning usg "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy" * (psychology) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns usg "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots" 38) ANEMIC: * Lacking vigor or energy usg "an anemic attempt to hit the baseball" * Relating to anemia or suffering from anemia 39) ANONYMOUS: * Having no known name, identity or known source usg "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"; "anonymous authors" * Not known or lacking marked individuality usg "brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service" 40) BAROQUE:
* Of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750 * The historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the Baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe 41) BENIGN:
* (pathology) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor) * Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence Usg "the benign sky"; "a benign smile" * Kindness of disposition or manner usg "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"
42) BOISTEROUS: * Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline usg "a boisterous crowd" * Full of rough and exuberant animal spirits usg "boisterous practical jokes" * Violently agitated and turbulent usg "boisterous winds and waves" 43) BRAZEN: * Unrestrained by convention or propriety usg "brazen arrogance" * Made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness) 44) BARRISTER:
* (law) A lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defence or prosecution 45) BIENNIAL: * (botany) having a life cycle lasting two seasons usg "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"; "a biennial life cycle" * Occurring every second year usg "they met at biennial conventions" 46) BOMBASTIC: * Ostentatiously lofty in style usg "a man given to bombastic talk" 47) BUCOLIC: * (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic usg "a pleasant bucolic scene" * Relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
usg "bucolic seminomadic people" 48) BAUBLE: * A mock scepter carried by a court jester * Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing 49) BIGOTRY: * The intolerance and prejudice of a bigot 50) AQUILINE: * Curved down like an eagle's beak usg "When you take the unique shape of Swarovski's aquiline crystal beads and drill them on top, you have an amazingly striking pendant" 51) ARCHAIC: * So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period usg "archaic laws" * Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type usg "archaic forms of life" 52) ARDOR: * A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) usg "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor" * Intense feeling of love * Feelings of great warmth and intensity usg "he spoke with great ardor" 53) ARTIFICE: * A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture) 54) ARTISAN: * A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft usg "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
55) ASCERTAIN: * Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study usg "ascertain the product of two numbers" * Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something * Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort usg "ascertain whether the train leaves on time" * Learn or discover with certainty 56) ASTEROID: * Shaped like a star 57) ASPERITY: * The quality of being hard to endure, uninviting or formidable usg "the asperity of northern winters" * Harshness of manner 58) ASSUAGE: * Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of usg "She managed to assuage the angry customer" * Satisfy (thirst) usg "The cold water assuaged his thirst" * Provide physical relief, as from pain usg "This pill will assuage your headaches" 59) ASTUTE: * Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence usg "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease" 60) ATROCITY: * The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
* An act of atrocious cruelty
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