a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour



concurrence of opinion



clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment



a customary way of operation or behavior



have in mind as a purpose



something that interests you because it is important or affects you



engage in or perform



some situation or event that is thought about



move towards

10. establish

set up or found

11. utter

without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

12. conduct

(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

13. engage

consume all of one's attention or time

14. obtain

come into possession of

15. scarce

deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

16. policy

a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group

17. straight

having no deviations

18. stock

a supply of something available for future use

19. apparent

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

20. property

something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

21. fancy

not plain; decorative or ornamented

22. concept

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

23. court

an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

24. appoint

assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

25. passage

the act of passing from one state or place to the next

26. vain

characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

27. instance

an item of information that is typical of a class or group

28. coast

the shore of a sea or ocean

29. project

a planned undertaking

30. commission

the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

31. constant

uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

32. circumstances

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

33. constitute

form or compose

34. level

a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

35. affect

have an effect upon

36. institute

set up or lay the groundwork for

37. render

give or supply

38. appeal

earnest or urgent request

39. generate

bring into existence

40. theory

a belief that can guide behavior

41. range

a variety of different things or activities

42. campaign

several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)

43. league

an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action

44. labor

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

45. confer


46. grant

let have

47. dwell

inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

48. entertain

provide entertainment for

49. contract

a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

50. earnest

characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions

51. yield

give or supply

52. wander

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

53. insist

be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

54. knight

originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for
personal merit

55. convince

make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

56. inspire

serve as the inciting cause of

57. convention

the act of convening

58. skill

an ability that has been acquired by training

59. harry

make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

60. financial

involving financial matters

61. reflect

to throw or bend back (from a surface)

62. novel

an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

63. furnish

provide or equip with furniture

64. compel

force somebody to do something

65. venture

any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

66. territory

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

67. temper

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

68. bent

used of the back and knees; stooped

69. intimate

imply as a possibility

70. undertake

enter upon an activity or enterprise

71. majority

the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part

72. assert

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

73. crew

an organized group of workmen

74. chamber

a natural or artificial enclosed space

75. humble

marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

76. scheme

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

77. keen

intense or sharp

78. liberal

showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

79. despair

a state in which all hope is lost or absent

80. tide

the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon

81. attitude

a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

82. justify

show to be right by providing justification or proof

83. flag

emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

84. merit

the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)

85. manifest

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

86. notion

a general inclusive concept

87. scale

an ordered reference standard

88. formal

being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

89. resource

a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

90. persist

be persistent, refuse to stop

91. contempt

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

92. tour

a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area

93. plead

appeal or request earnestly

94. weigh

have a certain weight

95. mode

how something is done or how it happens

96. distinction

a discrimination between things as different and distinct

97. inclined

at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

98. attribute

an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

99. exert

put to use

100. oppress

come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

101. contend

compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

102. stake

a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground

103. toil

work hard

104. perish

pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

105. disposition

your usual mood

106. rail

a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

107. cardinal

a variable color averaging a vivid red

108. boast

show off

109. advocate

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

110. bestow

give as a gift

111. allege

report or maintain

112. notwithstanding

despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

113. lofty

of imposing height; especially standing out above others

114. multitude

a large indefinite number

115. steep

having a sharp inclination

116. heed

paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

117. modest

marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself

118. partial

being or affecting only a part; not total

119. apt

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

120. esteem

the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

121. credible

capable of being believed

122. provoke

provide the needed stimulus for

123. tread

put down or press the foot, place the foot

124. ascertain

learn or discover with certainty

125. fare

the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

126. cede

give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

127. perpetual

continuing forever or indefinitely

128. decree

a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

129. contrive

make or work out a plan for; devise

130. derived

formed or developed from something else; not original

131. elaborate

marked by complexity and richness of detail

132. substantial

having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

133. frontier

a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

134. facile

arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth

135. cite

make reference to

136. warrant

formal and explicit approval

137. sob

weep convulsively

138. rider

a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)

139. dense

hard to pass through because of dense growth

140. afflict

cause physical pain or suffering in

141. flourish

grow vigorously

142. ordain

invest with ministerial or priestly authority

143. pious

having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

144. vex

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

145. gravity

(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies
near its surface

146. suspended

(of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment

147. conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

148. retort

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

149. jet

a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewelry or ornamentation

150. bolt

a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

151. assent

to agree or express agreement

152. purse

a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

153. plus

on the positive side or higher end of a scale

154. sanction

official permission or approval

155. proceeding

(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

156. exalt

praise, glorify, or honor

157. siege

the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

158. malice

feeling a need to see others suffer

159. extravagant

recklessly wasteful

160. wax

any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and
insoluble in water

161. throng

a large gathering of people

162. venerate

regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

163. assail

attack someone physically or emotionally

164. sublime

of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

165. exploit

use or manipulate to one's advantage

166. exertion

use of physical or mental energy; hard work

167. kindle

catch fire

168. endow

give qualities or abilities to

169. imposed

set forth authoritatively as obligatory

170. humiliate

cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

171. suffrage

a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment

172. ensue

issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

173. brook

a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

174. gale

a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale

175. muse

reflect deeply on a subject

176. satire

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

177. intrigue

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

178. indication

the act of indicating or pointing out by name

179. dispatch

the act of sending off something

180. cower

crouch or curl up

181. wont

an established custom

182. tract

an extended area of land

183. canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as
genuine and inspired

184. impel

urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

185. latitude

an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

186. vacate

leave behind empty; move out of

187. undertaking

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

188. slay

kill intentionally and with premeditation

189. predecessor

one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

190. delicacy

the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

191. forsake

leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

192. beseech

ask for or request earnestly

193. philosophical

of or relating to philosophy or philosophers

194. grove

a small growth of trees without underbrush

195. frustrate

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

196. illustrious

widely known and esteemed

197. devices

an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'

198. pomp

cheap or pretentious or vain display

199. entreat

ask for or request earnestly

200. impart

bestow a quality on

201. propriety

correct or appropriate behavior

202. consecrate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

203. proceeds

the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

204. fathom

a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

205. objective

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

206. clad

having an outer covering especially of thin metal

207. partisan

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

208. faction

a dissenting clique

209. contrived

showing effects of planning or manipulation

210. venerable

profoundly honored

211. restrained

under restraint

212. besiege

surround so as to force to give up

213. manifestation

a clear appearance

214. rebuke

an act or expression of criticism and censure

215. insurgent

in opposition to a civil authority or government

216. rhetoric

study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

217. scrupulous

characterized by extreme care and great effort

218. ratify

approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

219. stump

the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled

220. discreet

marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

221. imposing

used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

222. wistful

showing pensive sadness

223. mortify

cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

224. ripple

a small wave on the surface of a liquid

225. premise

a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

226. subside

sink to a lower level or form a depression

227. adverse

in an opposing direction

228. caprice

a sudden desire

229. muster

gather or bring together

230. comprehensive

including all or everything

231. accede

yield to another's wish or opinion

232. fervent

characterized by intense emotion

233. cohere

cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole

234. tribunal

an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

235. austere

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

236. recovering

returning to health after illness or debility

237. stratum

one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or
a layer of sedimentary rock)

238. conscientious

characterized by extreme care and great effort

239. arbitrary

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

240. exasperate

make furious

241. conjure

summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

242. ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

243. edifice

a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

244. elude

escape, either physically or mentally

245. pervade

spread or diffuse through

246. foster

providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

247. admonish

take to task

248. repeal

cancel officially

249. retiring

of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

250. incidental

(sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant
or consequence

251. acquiesce

to agree or express agreement

252. slew

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

253. usurp

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

254. sentinel

a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

255. precision

the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance

256. depose

force to leave (an office)

257. wanton

lewd or lascivious woman

258. odium

hate coupled with disgust

259. precept

rule of personal conduct

260. deference

courteous regard for people's feelings

261. fray

wear away by rubbing

262. candid

openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

263. enduring


264. impertinent

improperly forward or bold

265. bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

266. insinuate

give to understand

267. nominal

relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name

268. suppliant

humbly entreating

269. languid

lacking spirit or liveliness

270. rave

talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

271. monetary

relating to or involving money

272. headlong

with the head foremost

273. infallible

incapable of failure or error

274. coax

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

275. explicate

elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

276. gaunt

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

277. morbid

suggesting the horror of death and decay

278. ranging

wandering freely

279. pacify

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

280. pastoral

relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

281. dogged

stubbornly unyielding

282. ebb

the outward flow of the tide

283. aide

someone who acts as assistant

284. appease

make peace with

285. stipulate

specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

286. recourse

act of turning to for assistance

287. constrained

lacking spontaneity; not natural

288. bate

flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

289. aversion

the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

290. conceit

the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

291. loath

(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

292. rampart

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

293. extort

obtain by coercion or intimidation

294. tarry

leave slowly and hesitantly

295. perpetrate

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

296. decorum

propriety in manners and conduct

297. luxuriant

produced or growing in extreme abundance

298. cant

a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

299. enjoin

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

300. avarice

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

301. edict

a formal or authoritative proclamation

302. disconcert

cause to lose one's composure

303. symmetry

balance among the parts of something

304. capitulate

surrender under agreed conditions

305. arbitrate

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

306. cleave

separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

307. append

fix to; attach

308. visage

the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

309. horde

a vast multitude

310. parable

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

311. chastise

censure severely

312. foil

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

313. veritable

not counterfeit or copied

314. grapple

come to terms with

315. gentry

the most powerful members of a society

316. pall

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

317. maxim

a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

318. projection

the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

319. prowess

a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

320. dingy

thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

321. semblance

an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

322. tout

advertize in strongly positive terms

323. fortitude

strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

324. asunder

into parts or pieces

325. rout

an overwhelming defeat

326. staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

327. beguile

attract; cause to be enamored

328. purport

have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

329. deprave

corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

330. bequeath

leave or give by will after one's death

331. enigma

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

332. assiduous

marked by care and persistent effort

333. vassal

a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord

334. quail

small gallinaceous game birds

335. outskirts

outlying areas (as of a city or town)

336. bulwark

an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

337. swerve

turn sharply; change direction abruptly

338. gird

bind with something round or circular

339. betrothed

pledged to be married

340. prospective

of or concerned with or related to the future

341. advert

give heed (to)

342. peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

343. rudiment

the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

344. deduce

reason by deduction; establish by deduction

345. halting

disabled in the feet or legs

346. ignominy

a state of dishonor

347. ideology

an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

348. pallid

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

349. chagrin

strong feelings of embarrassment

350. obtrude

push to thrust outward

351. audacious

disposed to venture or take risks

352. construe

make sense of; assign a meaning to

353. ford

cross a river where it's shallow

354. repast

the food served and eaten at one time

355. stint

supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

356. fresco

a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster

357. dutiful

willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

358. hew

make or shape as with an axe

359. parity

functional equality

360. affable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

361. interminable

tiresomely long; seemingly without end

362. pillage

steal goods; take as spoils

363. foreboding

a feeling of evil to come

364. rend

tear or be torn violently

365. livelihood

the financial means whereby one lives

366. deign

do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

367. capricious

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

368. stupendous

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

369. chaff

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

370. innate

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

371. reverie

an abstracted state of absorption

372. wrangle

an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

373. crevice

a long narrow opening

374. ostensible

appearing as such but not necessarily so

375. craven

lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

376. vestige

an indication that something has been present

377. plumb

exactly vertical

378. reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

379. propensity

a natural inclination

380. chide

censure severely or angrily

381. espouse

choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

382. raiment

especially fine or decorative clothing

383. intrepid

invulnerable to fear or intimidation

384. seemly

according with custom or propriety

385. allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

386. fitful

occurring in spells and often abruptly

387. erode

remove soil or rock

388. unaffected

undergoing no change when acted upon

389. canto

a major division of a long poem

390. docile

easily handled or managed

391. patronize

assume sponsorship of

392. teem

be teeming, be abuzz

393. estrange

remove from customary environment or associations

394. spat

a quarrel about petty points

395. warble

sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

396. mien

dignified manner or conduct

397. sate

fill to satisfaction

398. constituency

the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

399. patrician

a person of refined upbringing and manners

400. parry

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

401. practitioner

someone who practices a learned profession

402. ravel


403. infest

occupy in large numbers or live on a host

404. actuate

put in motion or move to act

405. surly

inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

406. convalesce

get over an illness or shock

407. demoralize

confuse or put into disorder

408. devolve

pass on or delegate to another

409. alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

410. waive

do without or cease to hold or adhere to

411. unwonted

out of the ordinary

412. seethe

foam as if boiling

413. scrutinize

examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

414. diffident

showing modest reserve

415. execrate

curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

416. implacable

incapable of being placated

417. pique

a sudden outburst of anger

418. mite

any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

419. encumber

hold back

420. uncouth

lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

421. petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

422. expiate

make amends for

423. cavalier

a gallant or courtly gentleman

424. banter

light teasing repartee

425. bluster

blow hard; be gusty, as of wind

426. debase

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with
inferior ones

427. retainer

a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment

428. subjugate

make subservient; force to submit or subdue

429. extol

praise, glorify, or honor

430. fraught

filled with or attended with

431. august

profoundly honored

432. fissure

a long narrow depression in a surface

433. knoll

a small natural hill

434. callous

having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

435. inculcate

teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

436. nettle

any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family

437. blanch

turn pale, as if in fear

438. inscrutable

of an obscure nature

439. tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

440. thrall

the state of being under the control of another person

441. exigency

a pressing or urgent situation

442. disconsolate

sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled

443. impetus

a force that moves something along

444. imposition

the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

445. auspices

kindly endorsement and guidance

446. sonorous

full and loud and deep

447. exploitation

an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

448. bane

something causing misery or death

449. dint

interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'

450. ignominious

(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

451. amicable

characterized by friendship and good will

452. onset

the beginning or early stages

453. conservatory

a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts

454. zenith

the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies
appear to be projected

455. voluble

marked by a ready flow of speech

456. yeoman

in former times was free and cultivated his own land

457. levity

a manner lacking seriousness

458. rapt

feeling great rapture or delight

459. sultry

sexually exciting or gratifying

460. pinion

wing of a bird

461. axiom

(logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

462. descry

catch sight of

463. retinue

the group following and attending to some important person

464. functionary

a worker who holds or is invested with an office

465. imbibe

take in liquids

466. diversified

having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety

467. maraud

raid and rove in search of booty

468. grudging

petty or reluctant in giving or spending

469. partiality

an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

470. philology

the humanistic study of language and literature

471. wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

472. caucus

meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

473. permeate

spread or diffuse through

474. propitious

presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

475. salient

having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

476. propitiate

make peace with

477. excise

remove by cutting

478. betoken

be a signal for or a symptom of

479. palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

480. upbraid

express criticism towards

481. renegade

someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw

482. hoary

showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

483. pedantic

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

484. coy

modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

485. troth

a solemn pledge of fidelity

486. encroachment

any entry into an area not previously occupied

487. belie

be in contradiction with

488. armada

a large fleet

489. succor

assistance in time of difficulty

490. imperturbable

not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure

491. irresolute

uncertain how to act or proceed

492. knack

a special way of doing something

493. unseemly

not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

494. accentuate

to stress, single out as important

495. divulge

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

496. brawn

possessing muscular strength

497. burnish

polish and make shiny

498. palpitate

beat rapidly

499. promiscuous

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

500. dissemble

behave unnaturally or affectedly

501. flotilla

a fleet of small craft

502. invective

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

503. hermitage

the abode of a hermit

504. despoil

steal goods; take as spoils

505. sully

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

506. malevolent

wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

507. irksome

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

508. prattle

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

509. subaltern

a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain

510. welt

a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

511. wreak

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

512. tenable

based on sound reasoning or evidence

513. inimitable

defying imitation; matchless

514. depredation

an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

515. amalgamate

to bring or combine together or with something else

516. immutable

not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature

517. proxy

a person authorized to act for another

518. dote

shower with love; show excessive affection for

519. reactionary

extremely conservative

520. rationalism

the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct

521. endue

give qualities or abilities to

522. discriminating

showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

523. brooch

a decorative pin worn by women

524. pert

characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

525. disembark

go ashore

526. aria

an elaborate song for solo voice

527. trappings

(usually plural) accessory wearing apparel

528. abet

assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

529. clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

530. distend

cause to expand as it by internal pressure

531. glib

artfully persuasive in speech

532. pucker

to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

533. rejoinder

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

534. spangle

adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing

535. blighted

affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity

536. nicety

conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety

537. aggrieve

cause to feel sorrow

538. vestment

gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy

539. urbane

showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

540. defray

bear the expenses of

541. spectral

resembling or characteristic of a phantom

542. munificent

very generous

543. dictum

an authoritative declaration

544. fad

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

545. scabbard

a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

546. adulterate

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with
inferior ones

547. beleaguer

annoy persistently

548. gripe


549. remission

(law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

550. exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

551. invocation

the act of appealing for help

552. cajole

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

553. inclusive

including much or everything; and especially including stated limits

554. interdict

an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person
or all persons in a particular district

555. abase

cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

556. obviate

do away with

557. hurtle

move with or as if with a rushing sound

558. unanimity

everyone being of one mind

559. mettle

the courage to carry on

560. interpolate

insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

561. surreptitious

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

562. dissimulate

hide (feelings) from other people

563. ruse

a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

564. specious

plausible but false

565. revulsion

intense aversion

566. hale

exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health

567. palliate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

568. obtuse

of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

569. querulous

habitually complaining

570. vagary

an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)

571. incipient

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

572. obdurate

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

573. grovel

show submission or fear

574. refractory

stubbornly resistant to authority or control

575. dregs

sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

576. ascendancy

the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

577. supercilious

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

578. pundit

someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

579. commiserate

to feel or express sympathy or compassion

580. alcove

a small recess opening off a larger room

581. assay

a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to
test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.

582. parochial

relating to or supported by or located in a parish

583. conjugal

of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband

584. abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

585. frieze

an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice

586. ornate

marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

587. inflammatory

arousing to action or rebellion

588. machination

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

589. mendicant

practicing beggary

590. meander

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

591. bullion

a mass of precious metal

592. diffidence

lack of self-confidence

593. makeshift

done or made using whatever is available

594. husbandry

the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

595. podium

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

596. dearth

an insufficient quantity or number

597. granary

a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed

598. whet

sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone

599. imposture

pretending to be another person

600. diadem

an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

601. fallow

left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

602. hubbub

loud confused noise from many sources

603. dispassionate

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

604. harrowing

extremely painful

605. askance

with suspicion or disapproval

606. lancet

a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

607. rankle

gnaw into; make resentful or angry

608. ramify

have or develop complicating consequences

609. gainsay

take exception to

610. polity

the form of government of a social organization

611. credence

the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

612. indemnify

secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for

613. ingratiate

gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

614. declivity

a downward slope or bend

615. importunate

expressing earnest entreaty

616. passe

out of fashion

617. whittle

cut small bits or pare shavings from

618. repine

express discontent

619. flay

strip the skin off

620. larder

a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

621. threadbare

having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

622. grisly

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

623. untoward

not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

624. idiosyncrasy

a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

625. quip

a witty saying

626. blatant

without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

627. stanch

stop the flow of a liquid

628. incongruity

the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate

629. perfidious

tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

630. platitude

a trite or obvious remark

631. revelry

unrestrained merrymaking

632. delve

turn up, loosen, or remove earth

633. extenuate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

634. polemic

a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

635. enrapture

hold spellbound

636. virtuoso

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

637. glower

look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

638. mundane

found in the ordinary course of events

639. fatuous

devoid of intelligence

640. incorrigible

impervious to correction by punishment

641. postulate

maintain or assert

642. gist

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

643. vociferous

conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

644. purvey

supply with provisions

645. baleful

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

646. gibe

laugh at with contempt and derision

647. dyspeptic

suffering from dyspepsia

648. prude

a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

649. luminary

a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

650. amenable

disposed or willing to comply

651. willful

done by design

652. overbearing

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

653. dais

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

654. automate

make automatic or control or operate automatically

655. enervate

weaken mentally or morally

656. wheedle

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

657. gusto

vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

658. bouillon

a clear seasoned broth

659. omniscient

infinitely wise

660. apostate

not faithful to religion or party or cause

661. carrion

the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

662. emolument

compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)

663. ungainly

lacking grace in movement or posture

664. impiety

unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

665. decadence

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

666. homily

a sermon on a moral or religious topic

667. avocation

an auxiliary activity

668. circumvent

surround so as to force to give up

669. syllogism

deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

670. collation

assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence

671. haggle

an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

672. waylay

wait in hiding to attack

673. savant

someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

674. cohort

a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

675. unction

anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

676. adjure

command solemnly

677. acrimony

a rough and bitter manner

678. clarion

loud and clear

679. turbid

(of liquids) clouded as with sediment

680. cupidity

extreme greed for material wealth

681. disaffected

discontented as toward authority

682. preternatural

existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

683. eschew

avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

684. expatiate

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

685. didactic

instructive (especially excessively)

686. sinuous

curved or curving in and out

687. rancor

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

688. puissant


689. homespun

made of cloth spun or woven in the home

690. embroil

force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

691. pathological

of or relating to the practice of pathology

692. resonant

characterized by resonance

693. libretto

the words of an opera or musical play

694. flail

an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing

695. bandy

discuss lightly

696. gratis

costing nothing

697. upshot

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

698. aphorism

a short pithy instructive saying

699. redoubtable

inspiring fear

700. corpulent

excessively fat

701. benighted

overtaken by night or darkness

702. sententious

concise and full of meaning

703. cabal

a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

704. paraphernalia

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

705. vitiate

make imperfect

706. adulation

servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

707. quaff

to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

708. unassuming

not arrogant or presuming

709. libertine

unrestrained by convention or morality

710. maul

injure badly by beating

711. adage

a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

712. expostulation

an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

713. tawdry

tastelessly showy

714. trite

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

715. hireling

a person who works only for money

716. ensconce

fix firmly

717. egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

718. cogent

powerfully persuasive

719. incisive

having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

720. errant

straying from the right course or from accepted standards

721. sedulous

marked by care and persistent effort

722. incandescent

emitting light as a result of being heated

723. derelict

a person without a home, job, or property

724. entomology

the branch of zoology that studies insects

725. execrable

unequivocally detestable

726. sluice

conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate

727. moot

of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)

728. evanescent

tending to vanish like vapor

729. vat

a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids

730. dapper

marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

731. asperity

harshness of manner

732. flair

a shape that spreads outward

733. mote

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

734. circumspect

heedful of potential consequences

735. inimical

not friendly

736. apropos

of an appropriate or pertinent nature

737. gruel

a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)

738. gentility

elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

739. disapprobation

an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

740. cameo

engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)

741. gouge

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

742. oratorio

a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

743. inclement

(of weather or climate) severe

744. scintilla

a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

745. confluence

a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)

746. squalor

sordid dirtiness

747. stricture

severe criticism

748. emblazon

decorate with heraldic arms

749. augury

an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

750. abut

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

751. banal

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

752. congeal

become gelatinous

753. pilfer

make off with belongings of others

754. malcontent

discontented as toward authority

755. sublimate

change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting

756. eugenic

pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced

757. lineament

the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

758. firebrand

a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

759. fiasco

a sudden and violent collapse

760. foolhardy

marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

761. retrench

tighten one's belt; use resources carefully

762. ulterior

lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

763. equable

not varying

764. inured

made tough by habitual exposure

765. invidious

containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

766. unmitigated

not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

767. concomitant

following or accompanying as a consequence

768. cozen

be false to; be dishonest with

769. phlegmatic

showing little emotion

770. dormer

a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window

771. pontifical

proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

772. disport

occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

773. apologist

a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution

774. abeyance

temporary cessation or suspension

775. enclave

an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

776. improvident

not provident; not providing for the future

777. disquisition

an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

778. categorical

relating to or included in a category or categories

779. placate

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

780. redolent

having a strong pleasant odor

781. felicitous

exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style

782. gusty

blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

783. natty

marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

784. pacifist

someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

785. buxom

(of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous

786. heyday

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

787. herculean

extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules

788. burgeon

grow and flourish

789. crone

an ugly evil-looking old woman

790. prognosticate

make a prediction about; tell in advance

791. lout

an awkward stupid person

792. simper

smile affectedly or derisively

793. iniquitous

characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin

794. rile

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

795. sentient

endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

796. garish

tastelessly showy

797. readjustment

the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)

798. erstwhile

belonging to some prior time

799. aquiline

curved down like an eagle's beak

800. bilious

relating to or containing bile

801. vilify

spread negative information about

802. nuance

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

803. gawk

look with amazement; look stupidly

804. refectory

a communal dining-hall (usually in a monastery)

805. palatial

relating to or being a palace

806. mincing

affectedly dainty or refined

807. trenchant

having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

808. emboss

raise in a relief

809. proletarian

belonging to or characteristic of the proletariat

810. careen

pitching dangerously to one side

811. debacle

a sudden and violent collapse

812. sycophant

a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

813. crabbed

annoyed and irritable

814. archetype

something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

815. cryptic

having a secret or hidden meaning

816. penchant

a strong liking

817. bauble

cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

818. mountebank

a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

819. fawning

attempting to win favor by flattery

820. hummock

a small natural hill

821. apotheosis

model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

822. discretionary

having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment

823. pithy

concise and full of meaning

824. comport

behave in a certain manner

825. checkered

patterned with alternating squares of color

826. ambrosia

(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal

827. factious

dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

828. disgorge

eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

829. filch

make off with belongings of others

830. wraith

a mental representation of some haunting experience

831. demonstrable

capable of being demonstrated or proved

832. pertinacious

stubbornly unyielding

833. emend

make improvements or corrections to

834. laggard

someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

835. waffle

pancake batter baked in a waffle iron

836. loquacious

full of trivial conversation

837. venial

warranting only temporal punishment

838. peon

a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

839. effulgence

the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

840. lode

a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

841. fanfare

(music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

842. dilettante

an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

843. pusillanimous

lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

844. ingrained

(used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

845. quagmire

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

846. reprobation

severe disapproval

847. mannered

having unnatural mannerisms

848. squeamish

excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

849. proclivity

a natural inclination

850. miserly

(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

851. vapid

lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest

852. mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

853. perspicuous

(of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

854. nonplus

be a mystery or bewildering to

855. enamor

attract; cause to be enamored

856. hackneyed

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

857. spate

a sudden forceful flow

858. pedagogue

someone who educates young people

859. acme

the highest point (of something)

860. masticate

grind and knead

861. sinecure

an office that involves minimal duties

862. indite

produce a literary work

863. emetic

a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

864. temporize

draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

865. unimpeachable

beyond doubt or reproach

866. genesis

a coming into being

867. mordant

harshly ironic or sinister

868. smattering

a slight or superficial understanding of a subject

869. suavity

the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner

870. stentorian

used of the voice

871. junket

dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet

872. appurtenance

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

873. nostrum

patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable

874. immure

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

875. astringent

tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue

876. unfaltering

marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

877. tutelage

attention and management implying responsibility for safety

878. testator

a person who makes a will

879. elysian

relating to the Elysian Fields

880. fulminate

cause to explode violently and with loud noise

881. fractious

easily irritated or annoyed

882. pummel

strike, usually with the fist

883. manumit

free from slavery or servitude

884. unexceptionable

completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach

885. triumvirate

a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

886. sybarite

a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

887. jibe

shift from one side of the ship to the other

888. magisterial

of or relating to a magistrate

889. roseate

of something having a dusty purplish pink color

890. obloquy

a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

891. hoodwink

conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

892. striate

marked with stria or striations

893. arrogate

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

894. rarefied

of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

895. chary

characterized by great caution and wariness

896. credo

any system of principles or beliefs

897. superannuated

too old to be useful

898. impolitic

not politic

899. aspersion

a disparaging remark

900. abysmal

resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable

901. poignancy

a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

902. stilted

artificially formal

903. effete

marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

904. provender

food for domestic livestock

905. endemic

native to or confined to a certain region

906. jocund

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

907. procedural

of or relating to procedure

908. rakish

marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

909. skittish

unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

910. peroration

(rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration

911. nonentity

a person of no influence

912. abstemious

marked by temperance in indulgence

913. viscid

having the sticky properties of an adhesive

914. doggerel

a comic verse of irregular measure

915. sleight

adroitness in using the hands

916. rubric

category name

917. plenitude

a full supply

918. rebus

a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words

919. wizened

lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

920. whorl

a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

921. fracas

noisy quarrel

922. iconoclast

someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

923. saturnine

bitter or scornful

924. madrigal

an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form

925. discursive

proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition

926. zealot

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

927. moribund

being on the point of death; breathing your last

928. modicum

a small or moderate or token amount

929. connotation

an idea that is implied or suggested

930. adventitious

associated by chance and not an integral part

931. recondite

difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

932. zephyr

a slight wind (usually refreshing)

933. countermand

cancel officially

934. captious

tending to find and call attention to faults

935. cognate

related by blood

936. forebear

a person from whom you are descended

937. cadaverous

of or relating to a cadaver or corpse

938. foist

to force onto another

939. dotage

mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

940. nexus

the means of connection between things linked in series

941. choleric

characterized by anger

942. garble

make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

943. bucolic

relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

944. denouement

the outcome of a complex sequence of events

945. animus

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

946. overweening

presumptuously arrogant

947. tyro

someone new to a field or activity

948. preen

clean with one's bill

949. largesse

liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

950. retentive

having the capacity to retain something

951. unconscionable

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

952. badinage

frivolous banter

953. insensate

devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation

954. sherbet

a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin

955. beatific

marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

956. bemuse

cause to be confused emotionally

957. microcosm

a miniature model of something

958. factitious

not produced by natural forces

959. gestate

be pregnant with

960. traduce

speak unfavorably about

961. sextant

a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant

962. coiffure

the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

963. malleable

capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

964. rococo

having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation

965. fructify

make productive or fruitful

966. nihilist

someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief

967. ellipsis

omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

968. accolade

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

969. codicil

a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will

970. roil

make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

971. grandiloquent

lofty in style

972. inconsequential

lacking worth or importance

973. effervescence

the process of bubbling as gas escapes

974. stultify

deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

975. tureen

large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews

976. pellucid

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

977. euphony

any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds

978. apocryphal

being of questionable authenticity

979. veracious

habitually speaking the truth

980. pendulous

having branches or flower heads that bend downward

981. exegesis

an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

982. effluvium

a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)

983. apposite

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

984. viscous

having a relatively high resistance to flow

985. misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

986. vintner

someone who sells wine

987. halcyon

a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming
the winds and waves

988. anthropomorphic

suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things

989. turgid

ostentatiously lofty in style

990. malaise

physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

991. polemical

of or involving dispute or controversy

992. gadfly

any of various large flies that annoy livestock

993. atavism

a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

994. contusion

an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

995. parsimonious

excessively unwilling to spend

996. dulcet

pleasing to the ear

997. reprise

repeat an earlier theme of a composition

998. anodyne

capable of relieving pain

999. bemused

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment