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1. ABANDON 2. ABASH 3. ABDICATE 4. ABET 5. ABRIDGE 6. ABROGATE 7. ABSTEMIOUS 8. ACADEMIC 9. ACCEDE 10. ACCELERATE 11. ACCOLADE 12. ACCORD 13. ACRIMONIOUS 14. ACUMEN 15. ADMONISH 16. ADVERSARY 17. ADVERSITY 18. AESTHETIC 19. AFFABLE 20. AFFLUENT 21. AGGRESSIVE 22. ALACRITY 23. ALIENATE 24. ALLAY 25. ALLUDE (noun: ALLUSION) 26. ALLURE 27. AMBIGUOUS 28. AMENABLE 29. AMIABLE 30. ANACHRONISM 31. ANALOGY 32. ANARCHY 33. ANIMUS 34. ANNALS 35. ANONYMOUS 36. ANTHOLOGY 37. ANTITHESIS 38. APATHY 39. APPREHENSIVE 40. APPRISE 41. APPROBATION 42. APT 43. ARBITER 44. ARCHETYPE 45. ARID 46. ARISTOCRACY 47. ARMISTICE 48. ARTFUL 49. ARTICULATE 50. ASCETIC 51. ASKANCE 52. ASSEVERATE 53. ASSIDUOUS 54. ASYLUM 55. ATHEIST 56. ATTRIBUTE 57. AUGMENT 58. AUSPICIOUS 59. AUTHENTIC 60. AUTOCRATIC 61. AVARICE 62. AWRY 63. BANAL 64. BANEFUL 65. BANTER 66. BATON 67. BELIE 68. BELLICOSE 69. BELLIGERENT 70. BENEVOLENT 71. BEREAVE 72. BESMIRCH 73. BIASED 74. BIBLIOPHILE 75. BIZARRE 76. BLAND 77. BLANDISHMENT 78. BLEMISH 79. BLIGHT 80. BLITHE 81. BOG 82. BOMBASTIC (noun: BOMBAST) 83. BOORISH 84. BUCOLIC 85. BUFFOON 86. BULWARK 87. BUMPTIOUS 88. CABAL 89. CACOPHONOUS 90. CADAVEROUS 91. CALLOUS 92. CALUMNIATE 93. CANDID 94. CANTANKEROUS 95. CAPRICIOUS 97. CARICATURE 98. CASTIGATE 99. CELESTIAL 100. CHAUVINIST
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101. CHICANERY: Trickery, deception, – practiced chicanery all his shady dealings.
Synonyms: duplicity, craft, stratagem, wile, subterfuge
102. CHRONIC: Continuing a long time; habitual-a. Chronic complaint, persisting for years.
Synonyms: persistent, unremitting, inveterate, incessant, constant
Antonyms: intermittent, sporadic, infrequent
103. CIRCUMSPECT: Cautious – looked about him circumspectly.
Synonyms: prudent, vigilant, discreet, wary
Antonyms: rash, indiscreet, reckless, precipitate, foothardy, temerarious, headstrong
104. CIRCUMVENT: To gain an advantage by the use of trick to evade by the use of deception; to go around – circumvented the law by evasive practices.
Synonyms:thwart, balk, outwit, delude
1. Of or having to do with citizens or the state – We I civil duties as well as civil liberties.
2. Polite, courteous – answered in a civil fashion.
Synonyms: respectful, gracious
106. CLAMOROUS: Loud and noisy – a clamorous outburst the crowd outside.
Synonyms: vociferous, obstreperous, blatant, raucous, strident
Antonyms: muted, quiet
107. CLANDESTINE: Secret; stealthy – a clandestine meeting known only to a few.
Synonyms: furtive, covert, surreptitious
Antonyms: overt, manifest, above-board
108. CLEMENT: Merciful; gentle – a clement judge who tempered justice with leniency.
Synonyms: compassionate, forbearing
Antonyms: relentless, ruthless
109. COALITION (verb: COALESCE): Alliance; merging of various units into one unit – three parties forming a coalition to rule the country.
Synonyms: amalgamation, consolidation, fusion
110. COERCION: Compelling a person by physical force or other means to do something against his will – rendered his services without the slightest coercion.
Synonyms: constraint, restraint, impelling
111. COGENT: Having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason – persuaded by cogent arguments.
112. COLLUSION: Working together secretly for an evil purpose – acted in collusion to overthrow the government.
Synonyms: collaboration, conspiracy, conniving, machination
113. COMMODIOUS: Roomy – a commodious apartment.
Synonyms: spacious, capacious, ample
114. COMPATIBLE: Harmonious; able, to get along together parted company because they were not compatible.
Synonyms: congruous, consistent
Antonyms: incongruous, discordant, incompatible
115. COMPENDIUM (adj.: COMPENDIOUS): A brief summary of the main ideas of a larger work – a compendium of chemistry in a slim volume.
Synonyms: synopsis, digest, precis, abstract, epitome
116. COMPENSATION: Payment for services – just compensation for his labor.
Synonyms: stipend, remuneration, recompense, emolument
117. COMPLACENT: Self-satisfied – looked on his own performance with a complacent smile.
118. COMPUNCTION: Regret for wrongdoing – displayed slight compunction for his misdeed.
Synonyms: contrition, penitence, atonement, remorse, qualm
119. CONCEDE: To yield; to admit as true; to grant – conceded victory to a superior force.
Synonyms: acquiesce, capitulate
120. CONDIGN: Well-deserved (applied chiefly to punishment) – received condign punishment for his crime.
121. CONDOLE (noun: CONDOLENCE): To express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune – condoled with each other in their grief.
Synonyms: commiserate, show compassion, solace
122. CONDONE: To forgive or overlook (an offense) – condoned the deed, in view of the offender’s age.
Synonyms: extenuate, palliate, mitigate, gloss
123. CONFEDERATE (noun): A person allied with others for a special purpose (frequently a bad one) – joined his confederate in secret enterprise.
Synonyms: collaborator, accomplice
(adj.): United or allied in a conspiracy – two confederate groups hurrying to their rendezvous.
(1) Possessing similar interests and tastes; able to get on well with others – congenial people with similar backgrounds.
(2) Agreeable – congenial to his taste.
125. CONJECTURE: To guess – Without facts, we can only conjecture about his guilt.
Synonyms: surmise, presume
(1) To set apart as sacred – consecrate the battlefield with a monument to the dead heroes. Synonyms: hallow, sanctify Antonym: desecrate
(2) To devote or dedicate to some aim – consecrated his life to teaching.
127. CONSENSUS. General agreement – The consensus of the committee was that no action should be taken.
128. CONSTERNATION: Amazement; lack of courage caused by fearful prospect – The threat struck deep consternation into John.
Synonyms: dismay, bewilderment
129. CONSTRUE (noun: CONSTRUCTION): To interpret, explain the sense of, or analyze – construed the statement to his own advantage.
130. CONSUMMATE (adj.): Perfect or highly accomplished – achieved with consummate skill.
Antonyms: botched. bungled, inept
(verb): To complete, bring to perfection – consummated the deal without delay.
131. CONTEMPTUOUS: Expressive of contempt (an emotion involving anger and disgust) – cast a contemptuous look at his subordinate.
Synonyms: supercilious, scornful, disdainful, contumelious
132. CONVIVIAL: Festive; gay – a convivial party.
Synonyms: jovial, jocund, mirthful
Antonyms: lugubrious, dolorous, mirthless
133. COPIOUS: Plentiful – shed copious tears at the bad news.
Synonyms. profuse, bountiful, abundant
Antonyms: meager, scant
134. CORPULENT: Fat – corpulent due to excessive eating.
Synonyms: obese, portly
Antonyms: gaunt, lank, emaciated, peaked
135. COSMOPOLITAN (noun): One who is at home in all countries – A cosmopolitan can feel at ease anywhere in the world.
(adj.): Free from local prejudices – a world-wide traveler, cosmopolitan in tastes and attitudes.
Antonyms: parochial, provincial
136. COTERIE: A group of people joined by common interests a coterie of select friend.
137. COUNTENANCE (noun): A face – His countenance expressed his complete disgust.
(verb): To approve – refused to countenance disrespectful conduct.
138. CRASS: Coarse and stupid – displayed crass ignorance.
139. CRAVEN (noun): Coward – the deed of a craven, motivated by fear.
(adj.): Cowardly – a craven act which shocked the world.
Synonyms: pusillanimous, dastardly.
Antonyms: stalwart, intrepid, valiant, stout-hearted
140. CREDENCE: Trust or belief – gave little credence to the rumor.
141. CREDIBLE: Worthy of belief – a credible story, true to life.
142. CREDITABLE: Deserving or reflecting Credit or honor – applauded for his creditable performance.
Synonyms: praiseworthy, meritorious, commendable
Antonyms: discreditable, infamous, opprobrious, ignominious
143. CREDULOUS: Inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon – a credulous fool whom anyone can dupe.
Antonyms: incredulous, skeptical
144. CRINGE: To shrink in fear – cringing before superior force.
Synonyms, cower, flinch, fawn, truckle, wince
145. CRUCIAL: Decisive or critical; difficult – the crucial event that decided the outcome.
146. CRYPTIC: Containing hidden meaning – a cryptic message, difficult to decipher.
Synonyms: occult, enigmatic
Antonyms: palpable, manifest
147. CULPABLE: Deserving blame or censure – removed from office for culpable negligence.
Synonyms: censurable, reprehensible
148. CUMBROUS: Burdensome and clumsy – a cumbrous knapsack, impeding his march.
Synonyms: cumbersome, unwieldy, bulk
149. CURB: To control, check, or restrain – forcibly curbed the people’s protest.
Synonyms: repress, subdue
150. CURSORY: Hurried; hence, superficial – Time permitted only a cursory examination.
Antonyms: painstaking, meticulous
151. CURT: Rudely abrupt -offended by the curt response.
Synonyms: blunt, brusque, bluff
Antonyms: affable, civil
152. CYNICAL: Sneeringly distrustful of the good motives or conduct of others – belittled the hero with a cynical remark.
Synonyms: sarcastic, surly
153. DEARTH: Scarcity – a dearth of news, brought about by censorship.
Antonyms: plethora, abundance
154. DEFERENCE: Submitting to the wishes or judgment of another – yielded out of deference to the old man.
Synonyms: respect, complaisance, veneration
155. DEITY: A god -The sun was a deity to ancient peoples.
156. DELECTABLE: Very pleasing – a delectable meal, tastefully prepared.
157. DELETE: To erase or cancel, take out or remove – deletedan offensive phrase.
Synonyms: expunge, censor, efface, eradicate
158. DELINEATE: To sketch or portray – striking features, delineated by a master artist.
159. DELINQUENT (noun): An offender – found to be a delinquent by the court.
(adj.): Failing to fulfill an obligation – too many people who are delinquent in meeting their civic duties.
160. DELUGE: A great flood; downpour – a spring deluge which caused the river to overflow.
161. DEMAGOGUE: A leader who tries to stir the passions of people for his own purposes – the mob roused by an unprincipled demagogue.
162. DEMEANOR: Behavior; bearing – carrying himself with a proud demeanor.
Synonyms: deportment, mien
163. DEMURE: Affectedly or falsely modest or prim; serious demure as a Victorian maiden.
Synonyms: sedate, staid, decorous, prudish, coy
Antonyms: immodest, frivolous
164. DENOUNCE (noun: DENUNCIATION): To speak against – denounced by the press as a traitor.
Synonyms: stigmatize, censure, reprehend, castigate
Antonyms: laud, eulogize
165. DEPLETE: To empty or to use up – depleted the public treasury by vast building programs.
Synonyms: exhaust, drain
Antonyms: replenish; (adj.) replete
166. DEPLORE: To express sorrow or grief over – a lamentable situation deplored by all parties.
Synonyms: lament, decry, grieve
167. DEPRAVED: Of low morals; corrupt – a depraved mind, devising evil.
Synonyms: debased, wicked, vicious, perverted
168. DEPRECATE: To plead or argue against a certain course of action – deprecated the proposal severely.
Synonyms: remonstrate, protest, decry, expostulate
169. DEPRECIATE: To belittle or speak slightingly of – depreciated John’s acting ability.
Synonyms: disparage, derogate (adj. derogatory)
Antonyms: enhance, magnify, extol, laud, eulogize
170. DEVASTATION: Widespread ruin – the city left in utter devastation by war.
Synonyms: destruction, desolation
(1) Winding; indirect – took a devious, rather than the direct way home.
(2) Straying from the right course – used devious means to attain his wicked ends.
Synonyms: crooked, erring
172. DEVOID: Lacking in; not possessing – a speech devoid of even a trace of ill-will.
Antonyms: abounding, prevalent
173. DEVOUT: Devoted to religious observances – devout in his regularity of attendance at worship.
Synonyms: pious, religious
174. DICTUM: Art authoritative statement; a saying-an imperial dictum demanding instant compliance.
175. DIDACTIC: Designed to teach, imparting a lesson – a poem with a didactic purpose.
176. DIFFIDENT: Lacking in self-confidence- too diffident to lead a group.
Synonyms: shy, timid, reserved, reticent, retiring
Antonyms: forward, aggressive
177. DILEMMA: A situation calling for a choice between two equally difficult alternatives; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation – faced with a dilemma defying solution.
Synonymsredicament, quandary, plight
178. DILETTANTE: One who dabbles in the fine arts for amusement only and without concentrated study – a doctor by profession, a dilettante in art.
179. DISCONCERT: To confuse; to embarrass – disconcerted by his suspicious stare.
Synonymserturb, discomfit, discompose, abash, disquiet, fluster
180. DISCONSOLATE: Depressed; without hope or possibility of consolation – made disconsolate by abject poverty.
181. DISCOURSE: To converse or talk; to discuss – discoursed at length on the rise of political parties.
182. DISCRETE: Separate – two discrete issues, totally unrelated.
183. DISCURSIVE: Rambling from one subject to another – a discursive letter, covering many topics.
184. DISPARITY (adj.: DISPARATE): Inequality; difference in image, quantity, character, or rank – great disparity between promise and performance.
185. DISPASSIONATE: Free from feeling or partiality – coldly dispassionate as the chairman of the meeting
186. DISPATCH (verb): To do speedily; to send off – dispatched with remarkable promptness.
(noun): A speedy performance; the sending off of something – done with all possible dispatch.
Synonyms: celerity, alacrity
187. DISPEL: To drive away; to scatter – dispelled a doubt that had lingered.
Synonyms:dissipate, disperse, diffuse
188. DISSENT (noun: DISSENSION): To disagree; to differ in opinion – He dissented violently, rejecting compromise.
189. DISSOLUTE: Living loosely; unrestrained in conduct or morals – his life wasted by dissolute conduct.
Synonyms:debauched, dissipated, profligate
190. DISTRAUGHT: Mentally distressed; distracted – distraught by trials and tribulations.
191. DIVERSE: (verb: DIVERSIFY; noun: DIVISIBILITY): Varied; different – two diverse characters; one candid, the other insincere.
192. DIVERTING: Entertaining – a diverting one of the most amusing I’ve ever seen.
193. DIVULGE: To make public or reveal – refused to divulge his source of information.
Synonyms: disclose, impart
194. DOGMATIC: Positive in expressing an opinion; asserting an opinion as though it were an undisputed fact – spoken dogmatically, as if the speaker considered himself infallible.
Synonyms: overbearing, opinionated, peremptory, dictatorial
195. DOLOROUS: Sorrowful; mournful – a dolorous song full of sorrow for past joys.
Synonyms: doleful, lugubrious, grievous
Antonyms: jocund, blithe, mirthful
196. DYNAMIC: Forceful – possessed dynamic energy, tireless and powerful.
Antonyms: static, inert, dormant, torpid, sluggish, quiescent
197. ECCLESIASTIC (adj.): Pertaining to the clergy or the church – recognized as an authority in ecclesiastic matters. Antonyms: secular, lay
(noun): A clergyman – an ecclesiastic of liberal views.
198. EDICT: A public command or proclamation issued by an authority – proclaimed by royal edict.
199. EDIFY: To instruct or uplift, particularly in morals or religion – a story that edifiesthe reader, as well as entertains him
200. EFFETE: No longer productive; hence, lacking in or, worn out – powerful in ancient days, now an effete civilization.
201. EGOTISTIC: Conceited – an egotisticperson, flourishing on praise.
Synonyms: egocentric, vain
202. EGREGIOUS: Outstandingly bad an egregiousmistake with serious implications.
203. EJACULATE: To exclaim or utter suddenly – ejaculateda cry of horror.
204. ELICIT: To draw out – elicitedno response from the audience.
Synonyms: evoke, extract, extort
205. ELUCIDATE: To make clear; to explain – elucidatedhis theory so that even a schoolboy could understand it.
206. EMISSARY: A person sent on an errand or mission – delegated his emissary to conclude a pact.
207. ENGENDER: To cause, produce, or stir up-an act that engenderedgood will.
208. ENNUI: Boredom; weariness of mind-fell asleep at the meeting from sheer ennui.
209. ENSUE: To follow or result-Silence ensuedwhen the leader arose to speak.
210. ENTREAT: To beg earnestly – entreatedthe judge to show mercy.
Synonyms: solicit, supplicate, beseech, implore, importune;
(adj.) importunate, mendicant, suppliant
211. EPHEMERAL: Very short-lived – an ephemeraljoy, lasting but a day.
Synonyms: fleeting, transitory, transient, evanescent
212. EPICUREAN (noun): A person devoted to luxurious living and pleasure – an epicurean, seeking to enjoy every meal.
(adj.): Pleasure-loving – His entire existence demonstrated his epicureantastes.
213. EPIGRAM: A brief pointed saying – a speech full of original epigrams.
Synonyms: maxim proverb, adage
214. EPITAPH: A tombstone inscription – an epitaphengraved on marble.
215. EPITHET: A phrase that describes a quality (good or bad) in a person or thing – “Glaring” error is a commonly used epithet.
Synonyms: characterization , appellation
216. EQUANIMITY (adj.: EQUABLE): Evenness of temper or mind – suffered his cruel fate with equanimity.
Synonyms: serenity, composure, imperturbability, aplomb
217. ERR (noun: ERRATUM): To be mistaken or go astray – To err is human, to forgive divine.
Synonyms: stray, blunder
218. ERRATIC: Irresponsible, eccentric; lacking a fixed purpose erratic behavior, reflecting his queer ideas.
219. ERUDITE: Learned – an erudite person, an editor of many books.
Synonyms: scholarly , knowing
220. ESOTERIC: Understood by only a select few – an esoteric subject, discussed only by scholars.
Synonyms: abstruse, recondite
221. EXCEPTIONABLE: Objectionable – exceptionable behavior, universally criticized.
Synonyms: questionable, reprehensible, censurable
222. EXCULPATE: To free from blame – exculpated by a jury.
Synonyms: vindicate, exonerate, absolve, acquit
Antonyms: arraign, indict, inculpate
223. EXEMPLARY (noun: EXEMPLAR): Serving as a model; commendable – exemplary conduct approved by all.
Synonyms: illustrative, typical; praiseworthy, laudable
224. EXODUS: Departure, emigration – the pathetic exodus of refugees from their homeland.
225. EXOTIC: Strange and foreign – an exotic costume imported from Asia.
226. EXPATIATE: To speak or write at great length – He expatiated on the subject for two hours.
227. EXPATRIATE (verb): To banish or exile; to withdraw from one’s country – expatriated for treachery to his country.
(noun): An expatriated person – expatriates who left the United States to live in Paris.
228. EXPEDIENT (adj.): Convenient in helping to attain some purpose – found it expedient to maintain silence at that moment.
Synonyms: opportune, seasonable
(noun): A means to accomplish something – tried all expedients to achieve a quick result.
229. EXPLOIT (verb): To use for one’s selfish purpose – refugees exploited by unscrupulous employers.
(noun): A brilliant deed – lauded for his exploits in science.
230. EXPOUND (noun: EXPOSITION): To set forth in detail; to explain – expounded his theory in a learned article.
231. EXPURGATE: To purify (usually a piece of writing) of offensive material – expurgate all obscenities before the book could be sold.
Synonyms: purge, delete
232. EXTEMPORANEOUS: Done or spoken on the spur of the moment or without preparation – an extemporaneous speech.
Synonyms: impromptu, offhand
233. EXTINCT: No longer existing or active – the extinct dinosaur, alive only in history.
234. EXTIRPATE: To root out, destroy totally – extirpated the cause of trouble.
Synonyms: eradicate, exterminate, efface, obliterate
235. EXTRANEOUS. Not essential; foreign; irrelevant – excluded material extraneous to the subject.
Synonyms: extrinsic, adventitious
Antonyms: germane, intrinsic, inherent, relevant, pertinent
236. EXULTATION: Great rejoicing – received the good news with exultation.
237. FACADE: Front or face, especially of a building – a facade of marble.
238. FACETIOUS: Given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun – brightened the evening with his facetious remarks.
Synonyms: jocose, droll, flippant, frivolous
Antonyms: solemn, grave, saturnine
239. FALLACIOUS (noun: FALLACY): Unsound; misleading; deceptive – led astray by fallacious reasoning and plans.
240. FALLIBLE: Liable to make mistakes or be deceived – Being human, Tom was naturally fallible.
Antonyms: infallible, unerring
241. FATHOM: To penetrate and understand – difficult to fathom his mysterious actions.
242. FATUOUS: Foolish; silly – a fatuous suggestion that struck us as stupid.
Synonyms: inane, vacuous, puerile
Antonyms: judicious, sagacious, sage
243. FEALTY: Faithfulness – The soldiers were pledged to fealty to their ruler.
Synonyms: allegiance, constancy, fidelity
Antonyms: disloyalty; infidelity, treachery
244. FEASIBLE: Workable – a feasible plan, proved practical by – previous experience.
245 FEIGN (noun: FEINT): To pretend – He feigned to be angry, but we saw through his pretense.
Synonyms: dissemble, sham, dissimulate, affect
246. FELICITY (adj.: FELICITOUS):
(1) A state of happiness – promoted felicity in the nation.
(2) A high ability – lie has a felicity of language, mastery of the well-chosen phrase.
247. FERVID: Spirited; ardent – a fervid debater, full of emotion.
Synonyms: perfervid, impassioned, zealous, fervent, vehement
248. FESTOON (noun): A garland of flowers, leaves, etc. hung between two points – the room bright with festoons of Thanksgiving decorations.
(verb): To hang with festoons – a room festooned with spring flowers.
(1) Something that is believed to have magical powers – savages worshipping the fetish in a ceremonial dance.
Synonym: charm, talisman, amulet
(2) An object of unreasoning devotion and worship – Photography, begun as a hobby, became a fetish.
250. FIASCO: A ludicrous and complete failure – all his glorious plans ending in a fiasco.
251. FICTITIOUS: Unreal; made-up – used a fictitious name to avoid being recognized.
252. FLACCID: Lacking firmness – muscles grown flaccid after the illness.
Synonyms: flabby, limp
253. FLAGRANT: Outstandingly bad – condemned for his flagrant abuse of power.
Synonyms: glaring, scandalous, notorious, conspicuous, gross
254. FLAMBOYANT: Elaborately showy – written in a flamboyant, style, full of highly decorative imagery.
Synonyms: florid, ornate, resplendent, embellished, garish, gaudy, gorgeous, rococo
255. FLAUNT: Display or wave boastfully – flaunted the excellent report before his delighted parents.
256. FLEETING: Passing swiftly -the fleeting hours of happiness
Synonyms: transitory, fugitive
257. FLUCTUATE: To waver from one course to another; to vary irregularly – his mood fluctuating with every hour.
Synonyms: oscillate, vacillate, undulate, sway
258. FORBEAR (noun: FORBEARANCE): To exercise self control; to keep from – forbearing to shoot the animal despite temptation.
Synonyms: restrain, abstain
259. FORENSIC: Pertaining to public discussion or law courts – a lawyer gifted in forensic debate.
Synonyms: rhetorical, oratorical