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  • abate

    lessen

  • aberration

    deviation, not normal

  • abhor, abhorrence

    hatred

  • abstruse

    difficult to understand

  • accost

    confront

  • acrimony

    bitter animosity

  • acumen

    insightfulness

  • adamant

    not yielding

  • adept

    skillful

  • adroit

    skillful

  • affected

    haughty

  • alacrity

    eagerness

  • allocate

    assign, portion

  • altruistic, altruism

    generous

  • amenable

    yielding

  • amiable

    friendly

  • amicable

    friendly

  • antediluvian

    very old

  • anthropology

    study of human beings

  • antipathy

    dislike

  • apathetic, apathy

    lacking interest

  • apt

    appropriate, inclined

  • arcane

    mysterious, known only by a few

  • ascendancy

    influence, domination

  • ascetic, asceticism

    one who practices self-denial as a spiritual discipline

  • aspire

    strive for

  • assail

    belittle

  • assiduous

    diligent

  • assuage

    relieve, appease

  • atrophy

    waste away

  • attenuate

    weaken, reduce

  • august

    dignified

  • aura

    air, feeling

  • auspicious

    favorable

  • autocrat, autocratic

    dictator, dictatorial

  • automaton

    a person who acts like a robot

  • avarice

    greed

  • banal

    common

  • barrage

    bombardment, torrent

  • belie

    give a false impression

  • belligerent

    aggressive, warlike

  • benevolent

    generous

  • bequeath

    hand down (through a will)

  • berate

    scold harshly

  • bipartisanship

    supported by two opposing groups (political parties)

  • blighted

    destroyed

  • bog

    marsh, swamp

  • bolster

    support

  • bombastic

    pompous

  • boorish, boorishness

    crude

  • buoyant

    cheerful, floating

  • burgeon

    grow, flourish

  • buttress

    support

  • byzantine

    convoluted, complex

  • cacophonous, cacophony

    discordant sound

  • cajole

    coax

  • callous

    insensitive

  • cantankerous(ness)

    irritable

  • capricious

    fickle

  • castigate

    belittle

  • caustic

    bitter

  • censorious

    harshly critical

  • censure

    scold

  • cerebral

    intellectual

  • chagrin

    mortification

  • charlatan

    swindler

  • chastise

    belittle

  • chide

    belittle

  • churlish

    vulgar, boorish

  • circuitous

    indirect

  • circumscribe

    restrict

  • circumvent

    escape, avoid

  • clandestine

    secretive

  • coalesce

    blend, fuse

  • compendious

    succinct

  • complacency, complacent

    self-satisfaction, smugness

  • compliant, compliance

    yielding

  • conciliate, conciliatory

    compromising, apologizing

  • concur

    agree

  • conflagration

    large destructive fire

  • confluence

    a place where things merge or flow together

  • congenial

    pleasant

  • conscientious

    careful

  • consternation

    dismay

  • contempt(uous)

    disdainful

  • contemptible

    despicable

  • contentious

    belligerent, quarrelsome

  • convivial

    sociable, lively

  • copious

    abundant

  • corroborate

    strengthen or support with additional evidence

  • cosmopolitan

    sophisticated, urbane

  • credulity, credulous

    the trait of trusting others too much

  • culpable

    blameworthy

  • cursory

    hasty, superficial

  • dauntless

    courageous

  • dearth

    scarcity

  • debacle

    failure

  • debilitate(d)

    weaken(ed)

  • debunk

    prove wrong

  • decimate

    destroy

  • decorum, decorous

    order, politeness

  • deference, deferential

    respectful submission, yielding

  • degradation

    humiliation

  • deleterious

    harmful

  • delineate

    list, explain

  • demonstrative

    openly emotional

  • demure, demurral

    overly modest

  • demystify

    make clear and comprehensible

  • denigrate

    belittle

  • depose

    dethrone, remove from power

  • depravity

    moral corruption

  • deprecate

    disapprove, belittle

  • depreciation, depreciatory

    decrease in value

  • deride

    make fun of

  • derivative

    not original

  • derogatory, derogate

    disparaging, belittling

  • desecration

    violate the sacredness of

  • despondent

    sad, depressed

  • despot

    dictator

  • destitute

    poor

  • deterrent

    hindrance, impediment

  • devoid

    lacking

  • didactic

    (often excessively) morally instructive

  • diffident, diffidence

    shy

  • diffuse

    spread out

  • digress(ion)

    stray from the subject at hand

  • dilatory

    tending to waste time

  • diminutive, diminution

    extremely small

  • dire

    urgent, dreadful

  • discern, discerning

    perceive, perceptive

  • discomfited

    disappointed, defeated

  • discount (verb)

    disregard

  • disheartening

    discouraging

  • disillusionment

    disenchantment, disappointment

  • disingenuous

    insincere

  • disparage

    belittle

  • dispassionate

    unemotional

  • dispel

    to drive away or disprove

  • disputatious

    quarrelsome

  • disquiet(ing)

    (causing) anxiety

  • disseminate

    scatter widely

  • distaste

    dislike, aversion

  • divergent

    different, conflicting

  • divisive

    creating conflict

  • divulge

    make known

  • doctrine

    religious, political, or philosophical principles or teachings

  • dogmatic

    tending to force one's own opinions on other people

  • dormant

    inactive

  • dupe

    deceive

  • duplicitous, duplicity

    deliberately deceptive

  • ebullient

    enthusiastic

  • eclectic

    from diverse sources

  • efface(ment)

    erase

  • effervesce

    bubble, fizz

  • egalitarian

    belief in equality

  • elated, elation

    joyful

  • elicit

    bring about

  • elucidate

    clarify

  • elude

    evade

  • elusive

    difficulty to catch or define

  • embitter(ed)

    make worse

  • embroil(ed)

    involve in an argument or conflict

  • empathetic, empathy

    compassionate

  • empiric(al)

    based on observation and experiment (not theory)

  • encompass

    include, surround

  • encroaching

    intrusive

  • encumbrance

    burden

  • enigma(tic)

    mystery, mysterious

  • enumerate

    list

  • ephemeral

    short-lived

  • epiphany

    sudden realization

  • epitome, epitomize

    representative example

  • equanimity

    calmness

  • equitable

    even-handed

  • equivocal

    ambiguous

  • erudite, erudition

    scholarly

  • esoteric

    understood only by a few

  • estrange, estrangement

    alienate, alienation

  • eulogy, eulogize

    praising speech

  • evoke

    bring about, stir up

  • exacting

    demanding, severe requirements

  • excavate

    unearth, dig up

  • exemplar

    representative example

  • exhibitionist, exhibitionistic

    deliberately behaving a certain way to attract attention

  • exhort

    encourage

  • exorbitant

    too expensive

  • expedient

    useful

  • exposé

    a report designed to reveal the truth to the public

  • extol

    praise

  • extricate

    disentangle

  • facile

    superficial, effortless

  • faction

    group within a larger group

  • fallacious

    deceitful, incorrect

  • fallacy

    false belief

  • fanaticism

    excessive enthusiasm

  • fastidious

    careful

  • fathom (verb)

    understand

  • felicitous

    well-suited, happy

  • finesse

    tact, elegant skill

  • flagrant

    evident, obvious

  • flippant, flippancy

    disrespectful

  • florid(ity)

    flushed, flowery

  • flummox

    confuse

  • folly

    foolishness

  • foolhardy

    recklessly daring

  • forlorn

    sad

  • fortitude

    courage

  • fortuitous

    fortunate, lucky

  • fraudulent

    deceitful

  • frugal(ity)

    cheap(ness)

  • furor

    commotion, anger

  • furtive

    sneaky

  • futile, futility

    hopeless

  • gait

    manner of walking

  • gallant(ry)

    courageous

  • gargantuan

    gigantic

  • garish

    tastelessly showy

  • genial

    friendly

  • germinate

    (cause to) grow

  • glutton(ous)

    someone who eats and drinks too much

  • grandiose

    pompous, pretentious

  • hackneyed

    common

  • hamper (verb)

    hinder, restrict

  • hardy

    robust, sturdy

  • hasten

    speed up the progress of

  • heresy, heretic

    belief contrary to the established opinion

  • histrionic

    excessively dramatic or emotional

  • hubris

    arrogance

  • idiosyncracy, idiosyncratic

    unique personal trait, quirky

  • idyllic

    simply tranquil

  • ignominy, ignominious

    dishonor, humiliation

  • illicit

    illegal

  • impasse

    obstacle

  • imperious

    arrogant

  • impetuous

    rash, passionate

  • impudence, impudent

    disrespectful, insolent

  • inane

    senseless, stupid

  • incongruity, incongruous

    inappropriateness, discrepancy

  • incredulous, incredulity

    skeptical

  • incriminate

    accuse someone of a crime

  • incubate

    develop, grow

  • indeterminate

    left doubtful, inconclusive

  • indict(ment)

    formally accuse of a crime

  • indigenous

    native to a region

  • indignant

    angered (by injustice)

  • indiscriminate

    unselective, random

  • indolent

    lazy

  • indomitable

    too strong to be defeated

  • induce

    cause

  • indulgent

    lenient

  • ineffable

    impossible to express in words

  • ineptitude

    incompetence

  • inert, inertia

    not moving or active

  • ingenuous

    unsophisticated and trusting, naïve

  • inherent

    intrinsic, natural

  • inhibit(ing)

    restrain(ing)

  • innate

    intrinsic, natural

  • innocuous

    harmless

  • innuendo

    implicit suggestion

  • inscrutable

    mysterious

  • insipid

    dull, boring

  • insolence, insolent

    disrespectful

  • instigate

    provoke, start

  • insular(ity)

    related to or similar to an island

  • intrepid

    courageous

  • inundate

    flood

  • invoke

    call forth, appeal to

  • irate

    angry

  • irony, ironic

    incongruity between what is expected and what actually results

  • irreverent, irreverence

    disrespectful

  • jaded

    tired, bored

  • jocular

    cheerful

  • jovial

    cheerful

  • judicious

    fair

  • lackadaisical

    lacking energy, lethargic

  • laconic

    concise

  • laggard

    lazy person

  • languid

    inactive, dreamy

  • latent, latency

    the state of being not yet evident or active

  • laud, laudatory

    praise

  • listless

    languid, sluggish

  • lithe

    graceful, supple

  • lucid

    clear, easily understood

  • lucrative

    profitable

  • lull

    short period of calm

  • lurid

    sensational, shocking

  • luxuriant

    lush, elaborate

  • magnanimity, magnanimous

    generosity, generous

  • malleable

    capable of being shaped, pliable

  • marred

    scarred

  • maudlin

    overly sentimental

  • melancholy

    bleak

  • mercenary

    motivated by money

  • mercurial

    fickle

  • miserly

    cheap, stingy

  • mitigate, mitigator

    moderate, alleviate

  • modicum

    small amount

  • morose

    depressed

  • motley

    diverse, heterogeneous

  • multifarious

    many types

  • nebulous

    vague

  • nefarious

    evil

  • neophyte

    beginner

  • notoriety, notorious

    infamous, ill fame

  • noxious

    poisonous

  • nuance

    subtle difference

  • obdurate

    stubborn

  • obstinate (obstinacy)

    stubborn(ness)

  • officious

    meddlesome, interfering

  • onerous

    difficult, trying

  • opportunist, opportunistic

    a person who takes advantage of opportunities, often unethically

  • oracle

    prophet

  • orthodox

    conservative, traditional

  • ostensible

    apparent, seeming

  • oversight

    mistake

  • pacifist

    one who completely opposes violence

  • pacify

    soothe, calm

  • painstaking

    careful

  • palliate, palliative

    relieve pain without curing

  • paradigm

    clear example

  • parch

    make dry

  • parody

    intentional mockery

  • partisan

    someone with biased beliefs

  • patronize

    financially support, be condescending towards

  • paucity

    scarcity

  • pedant, pedantic, pedantry

    a person who makes a great show of his knowledge

  • peevish

    unpleasant

  • penchant

    preference

  • penurious

    cheap, stingy

  • peremptory

    bossy, decisive

  • perfunctory

    done routinely with little interest or care

  • peripheral

    outermost, secondary

  • perquisite

    additional payment, bonus

  • petulant

    irritable

  • philanthropist, philanthropic

    someone who supports charity

  • piety, pious

    religious devotion

  • placate

    calm someone down

  • placid

    calm

  • plasticity

    malleability, the ability to be shaped or molded

  • plausible, plausibility

    likely true

  • plethora, plethoric

    surplus

  • pliable, pliant

    easily shaped or influenced

  • polemical

    controversial

  • prattle

    babble

  • precarious

    dangerous, unstable

  • precipitate

    outcome

  • preclude

    prevent

  • precocious

    early development in maturity and intelligence

  • presumptuous

    too bold, arrogant

  • pretext

    misleading claim or appearance

  • prevaricator

    liar

  • procure

    get or provide

  • prodigious

    huge

  • profound, profundity

    intense, significant

  • profuse, profusion

    plentiful

  • prohibitive, prohibition

    restrictive

  • proliferate, proliferation

    grow, increase

  • prolific

    fertile, fruitful

  • pronouncement

    formal declaration

  • propensity

    inclination, tendency

  • proponent

    supporter

  • prosaic

    lacking imagination, dull

  • prospective

    likely or expected to become

  • provident

    prudent, frugal

  • provincial

    narrow-minded, unsophisticated

  • punctilious

    meticulous, attentive to detail

  • pundit

    a knowledgeable commentator

  • quell

    suppress, quench

  • quixotic

    foolish

  • rampant

    unrestrained, growing

  • ramshackle

    poorly constructed

  • rancor(ous)

    bitter resentment

  • rapport

    relationship

  • ratify

    approve, confirm

  • raucous

    harsh, rowdy

  • ravenous

    insatiable, having a huge appetite

  • raze

    destroy, demolish

  • reap

    harvest, gather

  • rebuttal

    defense, counterargument

  • recalcitrant

    stubborn

  • recant

    reject

  • recessive

    tending to go backward

  • recluse, reclusive

    hermit

  • rectify, rectitude

    put right, correct

  • redolent

    reminiscent, having smell

  • refutation, refute

    arguing that a claim is false

  • regressive

    tending to return or revert

  • relegate

    demote

  • relinquish

    give back

  • renounce

    reject

  • repertory

    collection

  • reprehensible

    blameworthy

  • reprimand

    belittle

  • reproach

    scold

  • repudiate

    reject

  • repugnant

    offensive, disgusting

  • rescind

    annull, retract

  • reticent, reticence

    emotionally reserved

  • reverent

    respectful, pious

  • rhetoric(al), rhetorician

    (related to) elegant speech/writing, elegant speaker/writer

  • rouse, rousing

    provoke, excite

  • sage

    wise

  • sanctimonious

    pretending to be religious, hypocritical

  • sanction (verb)

    formally approve

  • sanctity

    holiness

  • sanguine

    cheerfully confident, optimistic

  • satiate

    satisfy fully

  • satire, satirical, satirize

    sarcastic imitation

  • saturate

    flood, soak

  • scanty

    barely sufficient

  • scathing

    harshly critical

  • scintillating

    lively, effervescent

  • scope

    opportunity, range

  • scrupulous

    very careful and precise

  • scrutinize, scrutiny

    examine carefully

  • self-righteous

    smug, holier-than-thou

  • self-serving

    selfish

  • serendipity

    luck

  • servile

    submissive, subservient

  • shrewd

    astute, smart

  • shroud

    hide, obscure

  • simile

    comparison

  • slight (verb)

    insult, snub

  • slipshod

    careless, sloppy

  • solace

    comfort, consolation

  • solicitous(ness)

    expressing care or concern, often too much

  • somber

    bleak

  • sophistry

    deceptive reasoning

  • spartan

    simple, self-disciplined

  • sporadic

    occurring at irregular intervals

  • spurious

    false, inauthentic

  • spurn

    reject with contempt

  • squander

    waste

  • stagnant, stagnation

    not moving

  • stark(ness)

    harsh, plain

  • static (adjective)

    not moving

  • staunch

    strong and loyal

  • steadfast

    not yielding

  • stock (adjective)

    standard, hackneyed

  • strident

    loud and harsh

  • stupefy, stupefaction

    bewilder

  • subservient

    yielding

  • substantiate

    confirm, establish as genuine

  • subversive

    one who intends to overthrow the government

  • succulent

    delicious

  • supercilious

    arrogant

  • superfluous

    more than necessary

  • supplant

    to take the place of

  • surfeit

    surplus

  • susceptible

    easily influenced or affected

  • sycophant

    suck up, flatterer

  • tangential

    digressive, irrelevant

  • teem, teeming

    abundant

  • temperamental

    moody

  • temporize

    delay, evade

  • tenacious, tenacity

    stubborn, determined

  • tenuous

    insignificant, flimsy

  • tirade

    critical speech

  • toady

    suck-up

  • torpor

    drowsiness, apathy

  • totalitarian

    undemocratic, rigid political control

  • tout

    praise

  • tractable

    easily managed or controlled

  • transient

    lasting for only a short time

  • treatise

    extensive written argument about some topic

  • trepidation

    apprehension

  • tribulation

    suffering

  • trifling

    frivolous, unimportant

  • trite

    common

  • truculent, truculence

    aggressive, bad-tempered

  • ubiquitous

    ever-present, pervasive

  • unabashed

    not embarrassed

  • uncanny

    extraordinary, weird

  • uncouth

    crude

  • unfathomable

    incomprehensible, unbelievable

  • ungainly

    clumsy

  • unruly

    boisterous, unrestrained

  • unwitting

    unintentional

  • urbane

    elegant, sophisticated

  • usurp

    seize power without authority

  • vacuous, vacuity

    empty

  • vanquish

    conquer, defeat

  • vapid

    dull, uninteresting

  • venal(ity)

    willing to accept bribes

  • venerable

    commanding respect because of age, dignity

  • verbose

    wordy, long-winded

  • vicarious

    felt indirectly by imagining someone else's experiences

  • vigilant

    watchful, alert

  • vindicate, vindication

    clear of blame or suspicion

  • vindictive

    seeking revenge

  • virtuoso, virtuosity

    one with exceptional musical skill

  • virulent

    poisonous

  • viscous

    thick, sticky

  • vocation

    career

  • vying

    striving

  • waning

    lessening

  • wayward

    selfish, stubborn

  • wrath

    anger

  • wry

    clever or grim sense of humor

  • zealot

    fanatic