abase = lower, humiliate abash = humiliate, embarrass abdicate = give up power or position aberration = different from normal or usual
abettor = encourager abeyance = postponement, temporary suspension abhor = detest, loathe abjure = renounce, to formally reject or abandon ablution = cleansing, washing abnegation = repudiation, self-sacrifice abominate = to hate abortive = unsuccessful, interruptive while incomplete abrade = to rub off a surface abrogate = cancel, to abolish by authority absolve = acquit, to forgive or free from blame abstemious = Characterized by self denial or abstinence abstruse = difficult to comprehend abut = touch, border on abysmal = deficient, sub par accede = yield, express approval, agree to acclimate = accustom oneself to a climate acclivity = ascent, incline accolade = applause, praise accost = to approach and speak to someone accouter (BRITISH = accoutre) = equip accretion = grow in size or increase in amount acerbity = bitterness of speech or temper acetic = related to vinegar acidulous = sour in taste or manner acme = summit, highest point acquiesce = to agree, comply passively acquiescence = Passive consent acquittal = release from blame (as by a court) acrid = harsh, bitter, pungent, caustic acrimonious = caustic, bitter actuarial = calculating actuate = induce, start acuity = sharpness acumen = sharpness of insight adamant = insistent, uncompromising, unyielding addiction = compulsive, habitual need addle = To make inefficient or unable to think adduce = offer as example adjunct = addition, something added, attached, or joined adjuration = solemn urging adjure = to request solemnly admonish = warn gently, caution, or reprimand admonition = Genteelly point out mistake adroit = skillful, accomplished, highly competent adulation = applause, high praise advent = arrival adventitious = accidental aegis = that which protects affect = influence affray = public brawl agape = openmouthed, wonder aggrandize = exaggerate, to make larger or greater in power aghast = horrified agility = nimbleness agitation = excitement, uneasiness alacrity = swiftness, speed, cheerful willingness, eagerness alimentary = supplying nourishment allay = to reassure; to lessen, ease, or soothe allege = assert without proof allegory = fable, symbolic representation alliteration = repetition of the same sound allude = refer to indirectly allure = appeal, attract allusion = indirect reference alluvial = soil deposits left by rivers amalgamate = To mix or join together to become one amazon = female warrior ambrosia = food of the Greek gods that provided immortal youth & beauty, anything sweet and pleasing amenable = agreeable amiss = wrong, out of place amity = Friendship amorous = strongly attracted to love; showing love
anneal = to gradually heat and cool in order to soften, reduce brittleness annuity = An annual payment or income annul = cancel, nullify anodyne = pain soothing anoint = consecrate, to apply oil, especially as a sacred rite anomaly = deviation from the rule, irregularity anonymity = state of being anonymous, having no name antecede = To precede antediluvian = ancient, obsolete, pre historic anthropoid = manlike anthropomorphous = Nonhuman having or resembling human form or quality antithesis = direct opposite apathetic = unconcerned, indifferent aphasia = inability to speak or use words aphorism = maxim, old saying apiary = A place where bees are kept aplomb = poise, confidence apocalyptic = ominous, doomed apocryphal = a doubtful authenticity, not genuine, fictional apogee = The climax apoplexy = stroke apostate = one who abandons one’s faith apothecary = One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions apothegm = a short saying apotheosis = Deification, glorification appall (BRITISH = appal) = horrify apparition = phantom appellation = title, name apposite = apt appraise = assess, evaluate the value approbation = praise, official approval appurtenances = subordinate possessions apropos = Appropriate aquiline = like an eagle, bent, booked, curved arable = suitable for cultivation arbiter = judge arcade = a roofed passage between shops archaeology = the study of ancient cultures by looking for and examining their buildings tools archaic = Antiquated, from an earlier time archetype = original model archipelago = group of islands ardor (BRITISH = ardour) = great emotion or passion argot = slang aria = operatic song aromatic = fragrant arraign = indict, to call to court to answer a charge arrant = Notoriously bad array = arrangement arrogate = seize without right, to demand or claim arrogantly arroyo = gully artifact (BRITISH = artefact) = an object made by human, of historical interest artifice = trick artisan = a skilled handicraftsman ascendancy = powerful state asceticism = doctrine of self-denial ascribe = to attribute aseptic = sterile ashen = resembling ashes, or deathly pale asinine = stupid askance = to view with suspicion, scornfully askew = crooked, tilted asperity = roughness of temper aspersion = slander, false rumor, damaging report assail = attack assay = to analyze or estimate assent = to express agreement assessment = estimation assiduous = hard-working, diligent, persistent assuage = lessen (pain), to make less severe, ease astringent = causing contraction, severe, harsh astronomical = enormously large or extensive asunder = apart, into different parts atelier = workshop athwart = across, opposition atone = make amends for a wrong audit = formal examination of final records augury = prophecy or prediction of events
venerable aureole = sun's corona. to take the color out blandish = to coax with flattering. drunkenly festive badger = To pester badinage = banter. jolly cogitate = ponder cognate = from the same source. afflict. coax. ban ancillary = supplementary. character benison = Blessing berate = to scold harshly bereavement = state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved bereft = deprived of beset = harass. grovel blase = bored with life blasphemous = profane. subordinate andirons = metal supports in a fireplace angular = Sharp-cornered or sharp angled animadversion = critical remark animus = hate annals = historical records bacchanal = orgy. overly common bandanna = large. defraud bivouac = encampment blanch = bleach. forked bigotry = discrimination. to be right beleaguer = besiege. plentiful bourgeois = middle class Bowdlerize = To expurgate in editing brackish = salty braggadocio = someone who boasts brazen = bold. dead body cadaverous = haggard cajole = encourage. sun bassoon = reed instrument of the woodwind family bastion = fort. cheat. premise. or law brindled = tawny or grayish with streaks or spots brittle = Fragile broach = bring up a topic of conversation brocade = rich. surround besmirch = slander. impious blatant = glaring. saintly beatitude = state of bliss bedizen = dress with vulgar finery bedraggle = wet thoroughly befuddle = confuse thoroughly begrudge = resent. prevent banal = trite. something causing ruin banter = to tease playfully and in good humor barb = sharp projection from fishhook bard = poet baroque = ornate barrage = a lot of questions or criticism barter = to give in exchange rather than paying money bask = take pleasure in. intensify amuck = murderous frenzy anachronism = Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time anarchist = terrorist anathema = curse. bossy autocrat = dictator or a high ranking government officer aver = to declare to be true aversion = intense dislike aviary = cage where birds are kept avow = declare avuncular = like an uncle awry = crooked. vigorous. obvious.amorphous = shapeless amortize = to diminish by installment payments amphibian = creature that lives on land and water amphitheater (BRITISH = amphitheatre) = oval-shaped theater ample = enough. awe-inspiring. shirk. destroy blithe = Joyful. abundant amplify = enlarge. flatter callow = inexperienced calumny = Slander. brutal bestow = to give as a gift. postulate azure = sky blue bicker = quarrel. trifle bawdy = indecent. teasing conversation baffle = to frustrate or unable to understand bagatelle = nonentity. object of baseless terror bulwark = fortification bumptious = full of offensive self-conceit bungle = to do something wrong in a very careless or stupid way burgeon = sprout or flourish burlesque = farce burly = husky. cheerful. dignified. halo auroral = pertaining to the aurora borealis auscultation = act of listening to the heart or lungs to discover abnormalities austerity = quality of being self disciplined authoritarian = dictator. any evil
august = noble. askew. prejudice bilious = ill-tempered bilk = swindle. etc bugaboo = bugbear. stronghold bate = let down. false and malicious accusation cameo = when someone famous appears for a short time in a film or play canard = hoax. obscene beatific = supremely happy. to have a petty argument bifurcated = divided into two branches. extremely strict. gaudy fabric brooch = a piece of jewelry for women which is fastened onto clothes with a pin brusque = curt. nickname cohere = To stick together cohesion = consistency cohort = an associate colander = utensil with perforated bottom used for straining collage = a picture made by sticking small pieces of paper or other materials collate = to sort or put in proper order collie r = worker in coal mine. fortification. honesty of expression canine = pertaining to dogs canker = any ulcerous sore. envy beguile = deceive. harmful with evil intentions balk = hesitate. amiss axiom = self-evident truth. any name. plague benighted = un enlightened benignant = Benevolent in feeling. a lie candor (BRITISH = candour) = frankness. subsidiary. agreement. impudent brazier = An open pan or basin for holding live coals breach = breaking of a rule. seduce. angelic. increase. refuse. related cognizant = aware cognomen = family name. whiten. huge creature beholden = in debt behoove = to be fit. or without appropriate thought bludgeon = to hit someone several times with a heavy object blurt = to say something suddenly and without thinking. trifle baleful = hostile. brawny burnish = To make brilliant or shining buskin = thick-soled half boot worn by actors of Greek tragedy buxom = plump. especially when you are excited or bode = portend bogus = forged. shameless. ship carrying coal colloquy = conference
. showy blazon = print or decorate something in a very noticeable way blight = decay. to harass. malignant. false bolster = To support or make something strong bombast = pompous speech boorish = Rude bouillon = clear beef soup bountiful = abundant. specious. restrain bauble = A trinket. mislead behemoth = monster. bright-colored handkerchief bandy = discuss lightly bane = poison. a secret group seeking to overturn something cache = hiding place cadaver = corpse. grant betenoire = aversion betrothal = Engagement to marry bevy = group bibulous = Fond of drinking bicameral = having two legislative branches cabal = plot. nuisance. rough and abrupt in manner bucolic = rustic buffoonery = coarse jokes. sully bestial = beast-like.
meeting of two streams. disaster catalyst = something that causes change without being changed catapult = slingshot catechism = book for religious instruction cathartic = purgative. part constraint = something that limits what you can do construe = interpret or to explain contagion = infectious agent continence = self-control. especially about money or business canto = part of an extended poem canvass = survey. trumpet like sound
collusion = conspiracy. knowing partnership in wrong doing comport = to conduct oneself composure = Calmness of appearance compress = to reduce. purifying. acceptance of something as true or real credo = a set of beliefs creed = Belief or principle crepuscular = pertaining to twilight
. worldly caucus = a small group within an organization or a meeting of such a group cauterize (BRITISH = cauterise) = to sear cavalcade = a procession or sequence cavil = quibble. festive. sensual carnivorous = meat-eating carousal = To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner carp = to find faults. resounding noise clarion = shrill. verify corrugate = to wrinkle or draw into folds corsair = pirate ship cortege = procession coruscate = sparkle coterie = small group. deservedly severe condiment = seasoning condolence = sympathy for the family or friends of a person who has recently died conflagration = large fire. raise trivial objections cede = transfer ownership. impossible chiropodist = one who treats disorders of the feet chivalrous = courteous to ladies chole ric = easily angered. watchful. meeting place confound = bewilder. deception chide = scold. hoodwink. rapacious bird cornice = a decorative border around the walls of a room close to the ceiling corollary = consequence corpulent = fat correlation = mutual relationship. fraud. narrow hole in rock or ice chaste = pure. peevish crass = crude. dedicate to a goal. wary circumvent = evade. as a liquid freezing. to favor. humiliation chalice = goblet. assistance or permission to offend connubial = related to marriage or matrimony consanguinity = related by blood. avoid. greedy cower = showing fear. big. half man and half horse centripetal = tending toward the center cerebration = thought cession = Surrender. examine thoroughly caparison = showy harnesser. prediction conjure = summon. ungracious ciliated = having minute hairs. without much thought captious = fond of finding fault in others carafe = bottle cardinal = chief careen = swerve. ornamentation for a horse caprice = A whim capricious = fickle. avaricious. modest cozen = cheat. speculation. self-restraint contingent = conditional contort = twist contrite = apologetic. express disapproval chime rical = imaginary. impulsive. severely critical centaur = mythical figure. complicity colossal = huge comely = a woman who is attractive in appearance comestible = something fit to be eaten comeuppance = rebuke. drinking. to treat someone as though you are better condign = adequate. innocent chicane ry = trickery. puzzle or problem with no solution. cup champ = to chew noisily chaotic = in utter disorder chary = cautious. swindle crabbed = sour. whimsical. to go around citadel = fortress or stronghold clairvoyant = who can see the future. virgin chasten = castigate chastise = to criticize or punish someone chattel = piece of personal property chauvinist = a man who thinks men are better than women cherubic = sweet. cleansing catholic = universal. exaggerated portrait carillon = a set of bells capable of being played carmine = rich red carnal = of the flesh. extremely shy chasm = a long. to become thick or solid coniferous = bearing cones conjecture = hypothesis.canny = clever and able to think quickly. having ESP clamor (BRITISH = clamour) = noisy outcry clangor (BRITISH = clangour) = loud. collaboration. fond of eating. deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong controvert = dispute contumacious = rebellious contusion = A bruise conundrum = enigma. group of people with a common interest or purpose countenance = facial expression. one-celled animal cipher = zero circlet = small ring. to call together coquette = woman who flirts cordon = bond. complain constantly carrion = decaying flesh carte blanche = complete freedom to do what you want caryatid = sculptured column of a female figure cascade = small waterfall caste = one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society castigate = criticize. regret conch = spiral shell conclave = private meeting concordat = Agreement concur = To agree condescend = patronize. to cringe in fear coy = shy. friendly complement = To make complete. to baffle. deep. pact covetous = very desirous of something. one's deserved fate or punishment comity = courteousness. chain cormorant = greedy. support covenant = agreement. chastise casuistry = clever argument to trick people cataclysm = catastrophe. to evoke a spirit. unrefined craven = cowardly credence = Belief. punish. destructive fire confluence = flowing together. to lean on one side caricature = cartoon. short-tempered churlish = rude. riddle convivial = sociable. as of possessions or rights chafe = abrade chaff = worthless products of an endeavor chagrin = shame. band circumlocution = roundabout expression circumscribe = To confine within bounds circumspect = cautious. to declare sacred consequential = important consort = spouse constituent = electorate. embarrassment. to surrender possession of something celerity = quick moving or acting censor = to prohibit publication by law censorious = condemning speech. component. squeeze compunction = remorse. talk down to. and people convoke = convene. cast a spell connivance = pretence of ignorance of something wrong. summon. perplex congeal = solidify. civility commodious = spacious complaisant = Agreeable. kinship consecrate = make holy. perfect complicity = guilt by association. association corroborate = to confirm.
to shrink in fear crone = hag crotchet = a fancy. seduce from virtue or duty debenture = bond issued to secure a loan debonair = sophisticated. dabbler diminution = Reduction dint = means. to smear daunt = to frighten. as by old age or some chronic infirmity decrepitude = enfeeblement decry = castigate. contrast.clavicle = collarbone cleave = to split or separate. extremely sad discordant = harsh-sounding. distinct discretion = prudence discursive = rambling. adhere cleft = split clemency = forgiveness. sinfulness deprecate = belittle. treat indulgently codicil = supplement to a will coeval = living at the same time as contemporary cog = a spoke in a wheel. inflate. adroit diadem = crown dialectic = pertaining to debate diatribe = long denunciation. to express doubts or objections demure = sedate. bitter verbal attack dichotomy = a division into two parts didactic = instructional diffidence = shyness. different in kind disparity = difference. a whim. to dishearten. seclude cloven = split coadjutor = assistant. subdue dauntless = courageous dawdle = to waste time by trifling. openly condemn deducible = derived by reasoning defalcate = to misuse money put in trust defamation = slander defection = desertion deference = courteously yielding to another. bloat distrait = preoccupied. a trap cull = pick out. immoral dissonance = Discord dissuasion = advise against distaff = the female branch of a family distend = swell. select culmination = climax. dissimilarity dispirit = discourage. detrimental deliquescent = capable of absorbing moisture from air and becoming liquid delirium = mental confusion. final stage culpable = blameworthy. merciful leniency climactic = relating to the highest point clime = region. being separated disabuse = correct. honor defile = pollute. effort dipsomaniac = a person having an uncontrollable desire for alcohol. to move slowly deadpan = expressionless debase = to degrade. ecstasy deluge = a flood. absent-minded distraught = distressed. decay (e. definition denouement = resolution depilate = remove hair depose = testify. climate clique = a small group cloister = refuge. or lower in quality or stature debauch = to corrupt. humble demeanor (BRITISH = demeanour) = behavior demented = deranged demesne = domain demolition = destruction demoniacal = related to evil spirits. destructive. leader demean = to degrade. sly and crafty disinter = unearth disinterested = Impartial dismember = cut into small parts disparage = belittle. inebriate dirge = lament with music. to belittle. to free from a misconception disapprobation = rejection. funeral hymn dis jointed = disconnected. no longer existing. lose spirit dishevel = muss disingenuous = deceptive. cranky person curry = seek favor by flattery cynosure = celebrity detergent = cleansing agent determinate = Definitely limited or fixed. proper. a small and unimportant person cogent = well-put. disapproval disavowal = Denial disburse = pay out discomfit = To put to confusion. dissimilar. logically forceful dally = procrastinate. conclusive detonation = explosion devolve = to roll down. responsible for wrong culvert = drain cupidity = greed curator = in charge of a library or museum curmudgeon = boor. make dejected disport = amuse disputatious = fond of arguing disquisition = elaborate treatise dissimulate = to disguise dissipate = scatter dissolute = profligate. to hand down dexterous = skillful. temporary declivity = a place that declines or slopes downwards decollete = having a low-necked dress decorous = seemly. designation. short-lived. socially correct decrepit = Enfeebled. incoherent. to grow together cockade = decoration worn on hat coddle = to pamper. explore (of ideas) demagogue = An unprincipled politician. to confine. discomfort disconcert = confuse disconsolate = inconsolable. to act playfully or waste time dank = damp dappled = spotted dastard = A base coward daub = to paint carelessly. trained. respect. wandering from topic to topic disdain = to regard with scorn and contempt dishabille = in a state of undress dishearten = discourage. moral or cultural) decant = pour decapitate = kill by beheading deciduous = shedding leaves. to remove from a high position deposition = testimony depravity = immorality. dead deify = To regard as a god deign = condescend deleterious = harmful. affable debutante = a girl debuting into society decadence = deterioration. to submerge. tasteful. an eccentricity cruet = small bottle cuisine = cookery. tame docket = a list of cases to be dealt with doddering = shaky. infirm from old age doff = take off doggerel = poor verse dolorous = gloomy dolt = a stupid person
. speak disrespectfully about disparate = various. badly out of tune discrete = separate. lack of confidence dilettante = amateur. disparage
crestfallen = dejected crevice = crack cringe = cower. guilty. to slur or blacken someone’s reputation denizen = dweller denotation = the exact literary meaning of a word. overwhelm delusion = Mistaken conviction delusive = deceptive. dexterous defunct = extinct. reserved denigrate = defame.g. unable to be consoled. style of cooking cul-de-sac = a blind alley. humiliate. very worried divergent = Tending in different directions divination = The forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden docile = domesticated. colleague coalesce = combine. devilish demur = take exception. convincing. baby. raising vain hopes delve = dig. to make unclean or dishonor deflect = turn aside defray = pay deft = skillful. to stick.
plunder. utterly detestable exegesis = interpretation exemplary = outstanding. very brief. to remove from a grave exigency = urgency exiguous = scanty exonerate = free from blame exorcise = to expel evil spirits exotic = Foreign. to abstain from espouse = to support or advocate estranged = alienated. restrict motion endemic = Peculiar to some specified country or people enervate = weaken. rob. ooze exult = rejoice flagellate = whip flagrant = outrageous. strip of possessions despondent = depressed. plunder deranged = insane. double-dealing durance = confinement duress = coercion. witty facile = very easy factious = causing disagreement factitious = artificial
domineer = to rule over something in a tyrannical way dorsal = belonging to the back side. order. dishonesty. unmethodical earthy = crude ebb = recede. command ennui = boredom. evoke eerie = weird efface = To obliterate effete = worn out efflorescent = opening in flower effluvium = noxious smells effrontery = insolence effulgent = brilliant effusion = pouring forth effusive = expressing emotion without restraint elation = exhilaration. brand embroil = involve. to diminish errant = wandering. blissful emaciated = underfed. justice equivocal = Ambiguous. short. enchant entity = being. to mock. captivated enclave = area enclosed within another region encomiastic = praising. fiery enamored (BRITISH = enamoured) = charmed. stern and severe douse = to plunge into water. eliminate completely expurgate = to purify by removing obscenities extant = existing extemporaneous = unrehearsed extenuate = To diminish the gravity or importance of extirpate = seek out and destroy extol = praise highly extraneous = not essential. tail dotage = senility. beg enunciate = verbalize. mistaken escapade = adventure eschew = avoid. remuneration. free extrinsic = not inherent or essential. make fun of derision = Ridicule derivative = copied or adapted. to captivate. at random. or of moon by earth edify = instruct morally and spiritually educe = draw forth. delirious. person with refined taste in food and wine epigram = saying. dauntless dour = sullen and gloomy. lack of interest and energy ensconce = to hide safely. to dry completely desideratum = that which is desired desolate = forsaken despoil = to bereave. witty saying or poem fabricate = construct facet = aspect facetious = joking. imprisonment dwindle = To diminish or become less dyspeptic = suffering from indigestion. settle comfortably enthrall (BRITISH = enthral) = mesmerize. existence entreat = plead. joy elegiac = sad elicit = provoke eloquence = fluent and effective speech elucidate = make clear. to abuse something sacred desiccate = dehydrate. separated eulogy = high praise euthanasia = mercy-killing evanescent = fleeting. demonstrate. sap strength from engender = generate. treachery. vex excision = removal excoriate = to denounce exculpate = to clear of blame or fault execrable = very bad. full of enthusiasm and high spirits ecclesiastical = churchly eclat = brilliance eclectic = joyful eclipse = The obstruction of Sun by moon. maniacal derelict = negligent deride = To ridicule. abominable. to produce engross = captivate enigmatic = puzzling. pay scale empyreal = celestial. elaborate expatriate = who does not live in one's own country expedient = advantageous. make amends for expletive = oath expunge = erase. feeling discouraged and dejected despotism = Any severe and strict rule desuetude = disuse desultory = without direction in life. rambling. to extinguish dowdy = slovenly. inexplicable enjoin = urge.depreciate = To lessen the worth of depredation = preying on. clarify elusory = tending to deceive expectations elysian = relating to paradise. phrase epitome = A simplified representation epoch = era equestrian = one who rides on horseback equine = pertaining to horses equity = impartiality. articulate epicure = gourmet. pleasant sounding duplicity = deceit. untidy dregs = residue. cause to fall into disorder embryonic = rudimentary emend = correct emendation = corrections of errors emeritus = retired. happy exude = emit. to discover or reveal desecrate = profane. shameless flail = whip flair = a natural aptitude flamboyant = Characterized by extravagance flaunt = to show off
. unnecessary extricate = Disentangle. not original dermatologist = one who studies the skin and its diseases descant = discuss fully descry = To discern. open to two interpretations erode = wear away. short-lived evince = attest. to hinder. serving as an example exhort = strongly urge exhume = uncover. gloomy and irritable epilogue = The close of a narrative or poem epithet = name. worthless impurities drudgery = Hard and constant work in any dull occupation duenna = governess dulcet = melodious. coming from without extrovert = an outgoing person extrude = force out exuberant = joyous. making supple emolument = salary or fees for a job. to fade away ebullient = exuberant. convenient. posterior. romantic expatiate = to discuss in detail. but retaining title emetic = a medicine that causes vomiting emollient = cream for softening. efficient expiate = atone. riffraff droll = amusing in a wry drone = speak in a monotonic voice dross = waste matter. appellation. mental decline doughty = brave. eulogistic encomium = warm praise encumber = burden. sarcastic. to show clearly eviscerate = disembowel ex officio = by virtue of position exacerbate = worsen exasperate = irritate. gaunt emanate = to express a feeling or quality through the way one looks emblazon = imprint.
boisterous girl hubris = arrogance hummock = knoll. minor fault foist = palm off a fake foment = instigate foray = raid forbearance = Patient endurance or toleration of offenses forte = A strong point fortitude = patience. immature infernal = hellish infidel = nonbeliever
. inflexible infallible = incapable of making a mistake infantile = childish. different hew = to cut with an ax hiatus = interruption hibernal = wintry histrionic = overly dramatic hoary = white. wicked hermetic = airtight. disorderly fraudulent = Counterfeit fraught = filled frenetic = harried. unruly. mistake fealty = Loyalty febrile = feverish. weak gainsay = to deny gall = bitterness. careful with details fathom = understand. putrid. cut down ferment = turmoil ferret = rummage through fervid = fervent. fortunate foster = encourage fracas = noisy fight fractious = wayward. courage fortuitous = happening by luck. fearless indubitable = unquestionable ineffable = inexpressible ineluctable = inescapable inexorable = relentless. give a false impression felicitous = very appropriate. pertinent fell = to chop. dye. obey guffaw = laughter guile = deceit. struggling flippant = Having a light. cabin hoyden = tomboy. hectic fret = worry fritter = squander frivolity = playfulness frond = bending tree fruition = realization. to bind fiat = decree fickle = always changing one’s mind fidelity = Loyalty filch = steal something of little value filial = of a son or daughter finicky = meticulous. passionate fervor (BRITISH = fervour) = intensity fester = decay festive = joyous fete = to honor fetid = foul-smelling. emaciated genealogy = ancestry genesis = beginning genre = kind. loquacious. sealed ichthyology = study of fish idyllic = natural. stupid faux pas = false step. as from disease immure = build a wall around impair = injure impale = pierce
fledgling = just beginning. wet immolate = sacrifice immune = Exempt. completion fulminate = denounce. satiate gory = bloody gossamer = thin and flimsy gouge = overcharge.factotum = handyman fallible = Capable of erring fallow = unproductive. coalition
glean = gather glib = insincere manner glower = stare angrily gnome = dwarf-like being goad = encourage gorge = stuff. category genuflect = kneel in reverence germinate = To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form ghastly = horrible gibe = heckle hackneyed = trite haggard = gaunt halcyon = serene hale = healthy hallow = to make holy hamper = obstruct hapless = unlucky harangue = a pompous speech harbinger = forerunner harbor (BRITISH = harbour) = give shelter. scoop out grapple = struggle grimace = expression of disgust grisly = gruesome grovel = crawl. unplowed fastidious = meticulous. picturesque ignominious = Shameful illimitable = limitless imbue = infuse. nerve galvanize = excite to action gambol = Playful leaping or frisking gamut = range gargantuan = large garner = gather garnish = decorate garrulous = talkative. stinking fetter = to restrain. pert. fussy firebrand = agitator fissure = a crack or break fitful = irregular flaccid = limp. wordy gauche = awkward. productive feign = pretend. with too much decoration flout = to show disregard for the law or rules fluster = confuse foible = weakness. crude gaunt = thin. trickery gustatory = relevant to the sense of tasting gusto = Keen enjoyment guttural = throaty heterogeneous = composed of unlike parts. trifling disposition flora = plants florid = ruddy. old holocaust = widespread destruction homily = sermon hone = sharpen horde = group hortatory = inspiring good deeds hovel = shanty. appropriate to a funeral furtive = stealthy fusion = union. menace fulsome = excessive. insincere funereal = mournful. conceal harridan = hag or an ugly old woman harry = harass haughty = arrogant hedonism = the pursuit of pleasure in life heedless = careless hegira = a journey to a more pleasant place heinous = shocking. fruitful. neurotic frenzied = feverishly fast. delirious fecund = fertile. speculative
indolent = lazy indomitable = invincible. flabby. mound humus = soil hypothetical = theoretical. to measure the depth of fatuous = inane.
impassive = calm. stupid incandescent = brilliant incantation = chant incapacitate = disable incarcerate = to put in a jail incarnadine = blood-red in color incendiary = burning easily. shocking
. sorrowful lull = moment of calm lunar = related to the moon lupine = wolf-like lurid = glowing. uncertain irreverent = disrespectful itinerant = Wandering. loaf loquacious = Talkative lout = goon lugubrious = sad. bored with one’s situation jaundice = disease of yellowish discoloration of skin jejune = barren jettison = to throw overboard. honest. without feeling impeccable = faultless impecunious = indigent. dubious implausible = unlikely. hate loiter = dawdle. wicked injurious = harmful innocuous = Harmless innovate = to invent. modernize innuendo = indirect and subtle criticism inopportune = untimely inordinate = excessive inscrutable = cannot be fully understood insensate = without feeling insinuate = to suggest. required incursion = raid indefatigable = never getting tired indenture = bound to another by contract indicative = suggestive. spark impinge = encroach. meddler in others’ affairs interminable = unending intermittent = starting and stopping internecine = mutually destructive interstice = a small space between things intransigent = uncompromising intrepid = fearless introspective = looking within oneself introvert = To turn within inundate = flood invective = verbal insult inveigh = to rail against. lacking flavor insolent = insulting insouciant = nonchalant insubordinate = disobedient insular = narrow-minded. unquestioned jaded = spent. dreary. brush against juggernaut = unstoppable force lacerate = tear. flammable inception = The beginning inchoate = just begun incipient = beginning to exist incisive = keen. careless lectern = reading desk legerdemain = trickery
infirmity = ailment. disease influx = inflow infraction = violation ingenuous = naïve and unsophisticated ingrate = ungrateful person ingratiate = pleasing. having no money imperious = domineering impertinent = insolent. protest strongly inveigle = lure inveterate = habitual. abandon jingoism = extremely aggressive and militant patriotism jostle = push. dull. indoctrinate. to teach incumbent = obligatory. unsettled ken = range of comprehension kismet = fate knave = con man knead = massage knell = sound of a funeral bell
licentious = lewd. long-standing invidious = incurring ill-will invoke = request assistance or protection iota = A small mark or part irascible = irritable iridescent = showing many colors irresolute = hesitant. rude imperturbable = calm impervious = Impenetrable impetuous = quick to act without thinking impetus = stimulus. hostile. describe limpid = transparent. implying indict = charge with a crime indigenous = Native indigent = very poor indisputable = not disputed. imply. say indirectly insipid = flat. to attack with satire languor = Lassitude of body or depression lapidary = relating to precious stones larceny = theft of property largess = generous donation latitude = freedom from narrow limitations laudable = Praiseworthy lave = wash lax = loose. isolated insuperable = insurmountable insurgent = rebellious insurrection = uprising. touch impious = not devout in religion implacable = doubtful. idle lackey = servant lackluster (BRITISH = lacklustre) = dull. chronic. flattering. endearing inimical = adverse. rebellion integrity = decency. unfriendly inimitable = peerless iniquitous = unjust. colorless laity = laymen lambent = softly radiant lampoon = satirize. cut lachrymose = tearful lackadaisical = Listless. supple litany = list lithe = moving and bending with ease litigation = lawsuit litotes = understatement for emphasis loathe = abhor. inconceivable impolitic = unwise imponderable = difficult to estimate importune = urgent request impregnable = totally safe from attack imprimatur = sanction improvident = lacking foresight or thrift imprudent = unwise impugn = criticize impunity = exemption from harm impute = charge inadvertent = unintentional inalienable = that which cannot be taken away inane = vacuous. wholeness integument = a covering inter = bury interdict = prohibit interloper = intruder. immoral limn = portray. clearly understood lionize = treat as a celebrity lissome (BRITISH = lissom) = agile. penetrating inclement = harsh incognito = disguised incommunicado = unable to communicate with others inconsequential = Valueless incontrovertible = Indisputable incriminate = accuse incubus = nightmare inculcate = instill.
muddle. agitated state of mind maim = injure malapropism = comical misuse of a word malcontent = one who is forever dissatisfied malediction = curse malefactor = evildoer. coming into existence natal = related to birth necromancy = sorcery. displaying colors opportunist = One who takes advantage of circumstances opprobrious = abusive. seeming ostentatious = pretentious. disgraceful opprobrium = disgrace opus = literary work of musical composition ordain = appoint orifice = a small opening orison = prayer ornithologist = scientist who studies birds orotund = pompously said ossify = harden ostensible = apparent. worthless nuptial = relating to marriage offertory = church collection ogle = flirt omnivorous = eating everything onerous = burdensome onus = burden opalescent = iridescent. overly submissive obsequy = funeral ceremony obstinate = stubborn obstreperous = noisy. monument obfuscate = bewilder. extreme skepticism noisome = harmful. hateful odoriferous = pleasant odor offal = inedible parts of a butchered animal pacifist = one who opposes all violence paean = a song of praise palave r = babble. sentimental maul = rough up mausoleum = tomb maverick = a person who resists adherence to a group mawkish = sickeningly sentimental mayhem = mutilation meander = to wander aimlessly without direction medley = mixture megalomania = mental state with delusions of wealth and power melee = riot mellifluous = sweet sounding mendacious = Untrue mendicant = beggar menial = humble. vulgar plebiscite = referendum
. quick meretricious = Alluring by false or gaudy show metaphor = figure of speech comparing two different things mete = distribute mettle = courage. deference obelisk = tall column. to shut odious = despicable. humor lexicon = A dictionary libertine = one without moral restraint macabre = gruesome machination = plot or scheme maelstrom = whirlpool. sarcastic mores = moral standards. culprit malodorous = fetid. previously decided morbid = abnormally gloomy mordant = biting. many-sided munificent = generous muse = ponder muster = to gather one's forces myriad = innumerable
nihilism = a belief in nothing. forward
platitude = trite remark. nonsense paleontologist (BRITISH = palaeontologist) = one who studies fossils
luscious = Rich. capacity for bravery miasma = toxin microcosm = The world on a small scale naiveté = a lack of worldly wisdom nascent = incipient. dull occlude = block. degrading mercurial = changeable. to confuse obituary = eulogy objurgate = to chide. skin periodically molten = melted monastic = related to monks monolithic = large and uniform monotony = A lack of variation moot = disputable. black magic Nemesis = implacable foe. troublesome obtuse = stupid. customs moribund = near death mortify = humiliate mote = speck. scold oblation = offering. servile. many colored mottled = spotted mountebank = charlatan muffle = stifle.levity = Frivolity. stale platonic = nonsexual plebeian = common. small particle motley = diverse. sacrifice oblique = indirect obliquity = perversity obliterate = destroy obloquy = slander. showy overt = open to view overweening = arrogant. stinking nomadic = moving from place to place non sequitur = an irrelevant conclusion noncommittal = neutral. laughter miscegenation = intermarriage between races miscellany = mixture of items miscreant = one who behaves criminally mishap = Misfortune missive = letter or note mnemonic = related to memory modicum = a small amount modish = chic mollify = to calm or make less severe molt = to shed hair. often victorious opponent neologism = new word or expression neophyte = beginner nervous nether = located under or below nettle = irritate niggardly = stingy oaf = awkward person obdurate = unyielding obeisance = homage. quiet mulct = defraud multifarious = diverse. sweet. pertaining to the military martinet = strict disciplinarian masochist = one who enjoys pain masticate = chew matriarch = matron maudlin = weepy. unruly. diverse marauder = plunderer maritime = Situated on or near the sea martial = warlike. demeanor migratory = Wandering from place to place with the seasons minatory = threatening minion = subordinate minutiae = trivia mire = marsh mirth = jollity. abusive language obsequious = fawning. circumspect nonentity = person of no significance nonplus = bring to a halt by confusion nubile = marriageable nugatory = useless. and delicious luxuriant = lush
mien = appearance. volatile. foul-smelling manacle = shackle manifold = multiple.
steal peculation = theft of money or goods pedagogue = dull. having bad connotations pell-mell = in a confused manner pellucid = transparent. dignified potable = suitable for drinking potentate = sovereign. cape promulgate = publish. well devised polity = methods of government poltroon = coward polyglot = Speaking several tongues portend = omen portend = signify. sallow. complete honesty proboscis = snout proclivity = inclination. someone who is calm picaresque = roguish. fodder provident = having foresight. spicy pique = sting. real palpitate = beat. formal teacher pedant = a person who is too interested in formal rules and small unimportant details pedantic = bookish pediatrician (BRITISH = paediatrician) = a child doctor pediment = triangular gable on a roof or façade pejorative = insulting. flair pandemic = spread over a whole area or country pandemonium = din. complete ruin peregrination = wandering peremptory = dictatorial perennial = enduring. to win over propitious = auspicious. prudent. ease pallid = pale. extend provender = dry food. shock petty = trivial petulant = irritable. reflect parsimonious = stingy partisan = supporter parvenu = newcomer. defense parasite = one who lives at another’s expense pariah = outcast parley = conference. enormous profligate = licentious. narrow-minded person philology = study of words phlegmatic = sluggish.palette = board for mixing paints pall = to become dull or weary palliate = to make less serious. rostrum proscribe = prohibit. discussion paroxysm = outburst. commotion pander = cater to people's baser instincts panegyric = praise panoply = full suit of armor pantomime = mime papyrus = paper paradox = seemingly in contradiction paragon = model of excellence or perfection paramour = lover parapet = rampart. done in a routine way perigee = point when moon is nearest to the earth peripatetic = moving from place to place perjury = lying permeable = penetrable pernicious = destructive peroration = conclusion of an oration pert = flippant. illogical presage = omen. ward off. disseminate propagate = To spread propellant = rocket fuel propensity = inclination prophylactic = preventive propinquity = nearness. attack punctilious = careful in observing rules of behavior or ceremony pungent = sharp smell or taste purblind = obtuse. corrupt profusion = overabundance progenitor = ancestor progeny = children prognosis = forecast prognosticate = foretell prolix = long-winded. careful prurient = exhibiting lewd desires puerile = Childish pugnacious = combative. quarrelsome puissant = strong pulchritude = beauty pummel = beat. thrifty proviso = stipulation prude = puritan prudent = cautious. prodigal. easily understood penance = voluntary suffering to repent for a wrong penchant = inclination penitent = repentant pensive = sad penumbra = partial shadow in an eclipse penurious = stingy perdition = damnation. preference premeditate = plan in advance preponderance = predominance preposterous = ridiculous. pitifully small or worthless panache = flamboyance. convulsion parry = avert. flat. peevish philistine = barbarian. prudish primogeniture = first-born child primordial = existing at the beginning. social climber passe = outmoded pastiche = imitation of another's style pastoral = rustic patent = the right to make or sell a new invention pathos = emotion. kinship propitiate = satisfy. applicable perusal = reading carefully petrify = calcify. augur portly = large. lacking color or liveliness palpable = touchable. throb paltry = scarce. netherworld purloin = To steal
. brindled pillory = punish by ridicule piquant = tart-tasting. feeling of sadness patrician = aristocrat patricide = murder of one's own father patrimony = inheritance or heritage derived from one’s father peccadillo = a minor fault peculate = embezzle. favorable propound = propose prosaic = uninspired. emotionally moving polemic = a controversy politic = expedient. sharp. bold pertinacious = persevering pertinent = Relevant. tendency prod = urge prodigal = wasteful prodigious = marvelous. rudimentary primp = groom privation = lack of usual necessities or comforts probity = integrity. obvious. dim-sighted purgatory = limbo. arouse interest
plenitude = Abundance plethora = overabundance plumb = measure poignant = pungent. convert prosody = study of poetic structure protean = changing readily protract = To prolong. adventurous pied = mottled. to condemn proselytize (BRITISH = proselytise) = recruit. lasting perfidious = treacherous ( of a person ) perforce = by necessity perfunctory = careless. king prate = babble prattle = chatter. law precipice = cliff. edge precipitous = steep precocious = advanced precursor = forerunner predilection = inclination. wordy promontory = headland. indicate in advance presentiment = sense of foreboding preternatural = abnormal prim = formal. foolish talk preamble = introduction precept = principle. dull proscenium = platform.
romantic quizzical = odd quorum = majority
repellent = causing aversion repercussion = consequence repine = fret replete = complete reprehensible = blameworthy. trifle placid = Serene. abundant rigor = harshness rime = white frost risible = laughable risque = off-color.pithy = concise. domain recalcitrant = resisting authority or control recant = retract a statement recidivism = habitual criminal activity reciprocate = To give and take mutually recondite = known to only a few reconnaissance = surveillance recreant = coward. bully ruminate = reflect upon rummage = hunt ruse = trick rustic = rural solace = consolation solecism = ungrammatical construction solicitous = considerate. provide rendezvous = a meeting rendition = version. resentment rant = rage. highly decorated roil = to disturb or cause disorder roseate = rosy. furious raconteur = story teller raiment = clothing rampant = unbridled. murderous sanguine = cheerful sapid = interesting
purport = claim to be purview = range. calm plaintiff = injured person in a lawsuit plangent = plaintive. resounding sadly quaff = to drink heartily quagmire = difficult situation quail = shrink. falling to pieces rancor (BRITISH = rancour) = resentment. optimistic roster = list of people rostrum = stage for public speaking rout = vanquish rubicund = ruddy. cower quaint = old-fashioned qualms = misgivings quandary = dilemma. uneasy retaliate = revenge retinue = group of attendants retort = quick replay retrench = reorganize. game quay = wharf queasy = squeamish quell = suppress. vulgar rife = widespread. steadfast redundant = repetitious reek = smell refectory = dining hall refraction = bending. avaricious. rotten querulous = complaining quibble = to argue about insignificant and irrelevant details quiescent = still. cancel resilient = the quality of springing back respite = interval or relief resplendent = shining. at rest quintessence = The most essential part of anything quip = joke quirk = eccentricity Quixotic = impractical. interpretation renegade = rebel. atonement repartee = witty conversation sacerdotal = priestly sacrosanct = sacred sagacious = wise sallow = sickly yellow in color salubrious = healthy salutary = good. allay rabid = mad. splendid restitution = act of compensating for loss or damage restive = nervous. dissident renege = break a promise reparation = amends. systematic plan rehabilitate = To restore to a former status relegate = assign to an inferior position remediable = capable of being corrected reminiscence = remembrance of past events remiss = Negligent remnant = residue. greedy rapprochement = reconciliation ratiocination = reasoning raucous = Harsh sounding ravenous = extremely hungry raze = destroy reactionary = related to. dislike rankle = cause bitterness. fragment remonstrate = to protest or object remorse = guilt rend = to tear apart render = deliver. to regroup retribution = reprisal retrieve = reclaim retroactive = applying to an earlier time retrograde = regress revelry = merrymaking revere = honor reverent = respectful reverie = daydream revile = to criticize with harsh language revulsion = aversion ribald = coarse. betrayer of faith recrimination = countercharge. difficulty quarry = prey. racy rococo = ornate. motionless. wholesome sanctimonious = self-righteous sang-froid = coolness under fire sanguinary = gory. a mass for the dead requite = to return in kind rescind = revoke. raging ramshackle = dilapidated. having healthy reddish color ruffian = brutal person. scold rapacious = grasping. unacceptable reprieve = temporary suspension reprimand = rebuke reprisal = retaliation reproach = blame reprobate = morally unprincipled person reprove = to criticize or correct repudiate = to reject as having no authority requiem = rest. to the point pittance = alms. retaliation rectitude = moral uprightness recumbent = reclining redolent = fragrant redoubtable = formidable. understanding pusillanimous = cowardly putative = reputed putrid = dirty. concerned soliloquy = A monologue solstice = furthest point solvent = financially sound somatic = pertaining to the body somber (BRITISH = sombre) = Gloomy somnambulist = sleepwalker somnolent = Sleepy sophist = person good at arguing deviously
. deflection refractory = obstinate regal = royal regale = entertain regimen = government rule. or favoring reaction realm = kingdom.
harsh. delicious succumb = yield. fuel stolid = impassive stratagem = trick stratum = layer stricture = negative criticism strident = rough. insulting scurry = move briskly scuttle = to sink sebaceous = like fat seclusion = solitude secular = worldly.sapient = wise. inactive tortuous = with bends or turns touchstone = standard traduce = slander transcend = To surpass transient = fleeting. comfort succulent = juicy. loud stultify = inhibit. boring stanza = division of a poem steadfast = loyal. obedient shibboleth = password shoal = reef shrew = virago sidereal = pertaining to the stars simian = monkey like simper = smile foolishly. stiff. visit taciturn = who does not talk much tainted = contaminated. peacefulness serrated = toothed. immovable stentorian = extremely loud stigma = mark of disgrace stilted = formal. temporary
. corrupt talisman = an object supposed to bring good luck talon = claw of an animal tantalize = tease tantamount = equivalent taper = candle tarn = small lake tarry = linger taurine = bull-like taut = tight. stringy sinuous = Curving in and out skinflint = miser skittish = excitable skulk = sneak about skullduggery (BRITISH = skulduggery) = trickery slake = to calm down or moderate slander = defame sleight = dexterity slither = slide sloth = laziness slough = to discard or shed slovenly = sloppy sluggard = lazy. flunky sylvan = rustic synchronous = happening at the same time synthetic = artificial. resistance to authority sedulous = diligent seethe = fume. enfeeble stupor = lethargy stymie = hinder. lover of luxury sycophant = flatterer. thwart suave = smooth sublimate = to repress impulses sublime = lofty. polish savor (BRITISH = savour) = enjoy scarify = criticize schism = a division or separation scintilla = very small amount scintillate = sparkle scoff = ridicule scurrilous = abusive. imitation timorous = fearful. signal torpid = lethargic. dirty and unpleasant spasmodic = intermittent spate = sudden outpouring spawn = produce specious = false but plausible spectral = ghostly splenetic = peevish sporadic = occurring irregularly sportive = playful spry = nimble spume = foam spurn = reject squalid = filthy staccato = marked by abrupt. submit suffuse = pervade. stretched tawdry = gaudy. crass surmise = to guess surmount = overcome surreptitious = secretive sustenance = supplying the necessities of life swarthy = dark (as in complexion) suture = surgical stitch Sybarite = pleasure-seeker. resent semblance = likeness senescence = old age sensual = related to the physical senses sententious = concise. smirk sinecure = well paid position with little responsibility sinewy = fibrous. sedate. permeate sully = stain sultry = sweltering sunder = split sundry = various superannuated = retired supercilious = arrogant superficial = shallow and phony supernumerary = subordinate supplant = replace supple = Easily bent surly = rude. trying to appear wise sepulcher (BRITISH = sepulchre) = tomb sequacious = eager to follow. clear-cut sounds staid = demure. imperceptible subrosa = in secret substantiate = verify substantive = substantial subte rfuge = cunning. shrewd sarcophagus = stone coffin sardonic = scornful sartorial = pertaining to clothes sate = satisfy fully saturnine = gloomy satyr = demigod. inactive person smattering = superficial knowledge smirk = smug look snivel = whine sobriety = composed sobriquet = nickname sodden = soaked sojourn = trip. pure serendipity = making fortunate discoveries serenity = calm. nonreligious sedition = treason. figurehead toady = fawner. ruse succinct = Concise succor (BRITISH = succour) = help. sycophant tocsin = alarm bell. cheap temerity = boldness
sophomoric = immature and overconfident soporific = sleep inducing sordid = foul. goat-man saunter = walk in a leisurely manner savant = scholar savoir-faire = tact. ductile sequester = to remove or set apart seraphic = angelic. excellent subliminal = subconscious. ignoble. unnatural stoic = indifferent to pain or pleasure stoke = prod. caustic. with a zigzag edge serried = saw-toothed servile = slavish. timid tirade = scolding speech Titanic = huge tithe = donate one-tenth titular = in name only.
insubstantial tenure = status given after a period of time tepid = lukewarm terrapin = turtle terse = concise. to irritate viand = food vicarious = substitute. hodgepodge wheedle = coax whet = stimulate. lending money at illegal rates of interest uxorious = a doting husband vex = annoy. bestow vulpine = fox-like
wily = shrewd. careful wastrel = spendthrift wax = increase. savage. fury wreak = inflict wrest = snatch writhe = contort wry = twisted. risky veracious = truthful. yore = long ago zephyr = gentle breeze. gummy viscous = sticky. grow waylay = ambush wean = remove from nursing. lucid. to sharpen whimsical = capricious yen = desire yoke = join together. resonance umbrage = resentment unassuming = modest uncouth = uncultured. fearful trenchant = incisive. all-purpose waggish = playful wallow = indulge. drudgery travesty = caricature. secular. thick vitiate = spoil. dirge throes = anguish throng = crowd thwart = to block or prevent from happening timbre = tonal quality. not blatant unsavory (BRITISH = unsavoury) = distasteful. tending to argue a lot truism = self-evident truth tryst = meeting. outlet venturesome = bold. parody tremulous = trembling. amusing
. luxuriate wan = sickly pale wane = dissipate. accurate verdant = green. improper unsullied = spotless untenable = cannot be achieved upbraid = to scold sharply ursine = bear-like usurp = seize. decorative design vilify = defame vindicate = free from blame virile = manly virulent = deadly. poisonous visage = facial expression viscid = thick. insincere troglodyte = cave dweller truckle = yield truculent = fierce. ruin vitreous = glassy vitriolic = scathing. principle tensile = capable of being stretched tentative = provisional tenuous = thin. tie with a rope theocracy = government by the priests therapeutic = medicinal thespian = actor thrall = slave threnody = a sad poem or song. insipid variegated = many-colored vassal = subject vaunted = boasted. not lasting forever tenacious = persistent tendentious = biased tenet = doctrine. fluctuate uniformity = sameness unkempt = messy in appearance unobtrusive = inconspicuous. offensive vacillate = To waver vacuous = inane. evil tutelage = guardianship tyranny = oppression tyro = beginner unscathed = unhurt unseemly = unbecoming. clamoring volition = free will voluminous = bulky. rendezvous tumult = commotion tundra = treeless plain found in Arctic or sub arctic regions turbid = muddy. penetrating trepidation = fear tribunal = court tribute = a gift or statement showing respect trite = commonplace. west wind
translucent = clear. surrogate vicissitude = changing fortunes victuals = food vie = compete vignette = scene. almost transparent transmute = To change in nature or form travail = work. farce. to appropriate usury = overcharge. bragged vehement = adamant venal = willing to do wrong for money vendetta = grudge. brief testy = petulant tether = tie down. wither warranty = guarantee of a product’s soundness wary = guarded. not flowing turpitude = Depravity. extensive. façade venerable = respected because of age venial = excusable vent = small opening. feud veneer = false front. or great quantity votary = fan. not showing intelligence or purpose vagary = whim vagrant = An idle wanderer vainglorious = conceited valor (BRITISH = valour) = bravery vanguard = leading position vapid = vacuous. lush verisimilitude = appearance of being true verity = Truth vernal = related to spring versatile = adaptable. empty. break a habit weather = endure the effects of weather or other forces welter = confusion. aficionado vouchsafe = confer.temperate = moderate tempo = speed temporal = limited by time. gluey. crude unctuous = insincere undulate = surge. clever wince = cringe winnow = separate winsome = charming wither = shrivel wizened = shriveled wont = custom wraith = ghost wrangle = loud quarrel wrath = anger. clouded turbulence = violent agitation turgid = Swollen. unite. burning vituperative = abusive vociferous = adamant.