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lethargic inactive
omniscient all-knowing
conflagration fire
ephemeral short-lived
discordance dissonance.
minatory menacing, threatening
INEXORABLE inflexible; unyielding
SURFEIT excessive amount
prevaricate to mislead
bait harass, tease
inured to harden
pariah an outcast.
roseate rosy; optimistic
trenchant caustic and incisive
jettison to cast off
LARCENY theft of property
chagrin embarrasment or shame
DIN loud consistent moise
aureate golden or gilded.
berate to scold; rebuke:
crestfallen dejected; dispirited; discouraged.
Specious deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
Exonerate To clear of blame.
Analogous similar in some way
fatuous stupid; foolishly self satisfied
discordant conflicting; harsh in sound
LACONIC short, to the point
LACONIC <long-winded, verbose, wordy>
misanthrope a hater of humankind.
scurrilous grossly or obscenely abusive:
arrant downright, thorough, unmitigated, notorious
stymie to block or thwart
conscript to compel into service.
tortuous (adj) winding, twisting; excessively complicated
rebuttal refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
imponderable weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
stigma mark of disgrace or inferiority
impetuous ACT QUICKLY:Marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
turgid swollen as from fluid; bloated
imprudent not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
concurrent occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side:
castigation to criticize or reprimand severely.
ardent having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent:
bombastic high-sounding, inflated or pretentious speech or writing
hegemony leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others; predominance
Perfunctory Performed without care or interest
precarious dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain, unstable or insecure
inscrutable incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; not easily understood; mysterious
paucity smallness of quantity, scarcity, insufficiency of number
veracious habitually speaking the truth; characterized by truthfulness; honest in content
resolute firmly resolved or determined, characterized by firmness and determination
arduous requiring great exertion; laborious, using much energy and vigor; full of hardships
averse reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
Sagitta A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquila and Vulpecula
connubial pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
beset harass or trouble from all directions
illusive deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
nostrum medicine or remedy of doubtful effectiveness
avuncular like an uncle; benevolent and tolerant
ANACHRONISM something out of place in time
calumny a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something:
contrite caused by or showing sincere remorse.
sphinx a mysterious, inscrutable person or thing, esp. one given to enigmatic questions or answers.
antipathy a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
turpitude vile, shameful, or base character; depravity.
august inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic
viscous of a thick nature or consistency
cognizant having cognizance; aware (usually fol. by of):
feign to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse
contentious tending to argument or strife; causing, involving, or characterized by controversy
corollary a proposition that is incidentally proved in proving another proposition.
reprobate morally depraved, unprincipled or bad; rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation
mace a clublike armor-breaking weapon of war, often with a flanged or spiked metal head, used chiefly in the Middle Ages.
iconoclast a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, or religions as being based on error or superstition
irascible easily provoked to anger; very irritable
recalcitrant resisting authority or control, not obedient or compliant
occlude to close, shut, or stop up
refractory hard or impossible to manage; stubbornly disobedient
imperious domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial or overbearing
equivocate to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead
intransigent refusing to agree or compromise; inflexible
invidious calculated to create ill will, resentment or give offense; hateful
dexterous skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
outlaw fugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.
n crotchety (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
ancillary serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
SUBDUE (v) to conquer
(v) to bring under control; curb
(v) to reduce the intensity of
Ossify to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
TOUCHSTONE the standard; stone used ot test fineness of gold alloys
centrifuge an apparatus that rotates at high speed and by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and cream.
abdicate to give up or renounce authority especially in a voluntary, public, or formal manner
subtlety the state or quality of being subtle.
depravity the state of being corrupted or abused
inveigle to acquire, win, or obtain by beguiling talk or methods (usually fol. by from or away):
obviate to anticipate and prevent or eliminate difficulties by effective measures; render unnecessary
flout to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt
apprise to give notice to; inform or advise
inhibit to restrain, hinder, arrest, or check (an action, impulse, etc.).
arcane known or understood by very few; mysterious, secret or obscure
axiom a self-evident truth that requires no proof, a universally accepted principle or rule
pragmatic pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations
polyglot able to speak or write several languages; multilingual.
arroyo chiefly in southwest U.S. a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains.
succinct expressed in few words; concise or terse
chicanery trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry
turbid not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment; clouded, opaque or obscured
engender to produce, cause, or give rise to
ambiguous open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify
rue to feel sorrow over or regret bitterly; to wish that something had never taken place
gregarious fond of the company of others; sociable
apostate a person who forsakes his religion, cause or party
apotheosis the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god; an ideal example
antagonism an active hostility or opposition, as between unfriendly or conflicting groups; an opposing force or tendency
apogee the highest or most distant point; climax.
jibe to be in harmony or accord; agree:
gainsay to deny, dispute, or contradict; to speak or act against; oppose
inquest an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
n wane decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
n prehensile capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
v. to shorten communication
to cut short
insularity of or pertaining to an island or islands:
espy to see at a distance; catch sight of.
incipient beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage:
deride to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff, jeer or mock
embellish to beautify by or as if by ornamentation; ornament; adorn.
facetious not meant to be taken seriously or literally, lacking serious intent; amusing or frivolous
adulterate To debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production of any professedly genuine article:
vituperate to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile
fawn to seek notice or favor by servile demeanor or to behave affectionately
subpoena the usual writ for the summoning of witnesses or the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court
abscond to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution
precursor a person, animal, or thing that goes before and indicates the approach of someone or something else; harbinger
dilettante a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a superficial way; a dabbler
fulsome offensive to good taste, esp. as being excessive; overdone or gross:
remonstrate to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
n epaulet(epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
meretricious alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry.
welter to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea; to roll, writhe or tumble about
exculpate to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate.
eulogy a speech or writing in praise and in honor of a deceased person
novitiate the state or period of being a novice of a religious order or congregation; the state or period of being a beginner in anything
discretion the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment; freedom of judgment or choice
cadaver a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse.
abet подстрекать
actuate мотивировать
anthropomorphic человекоподобный
anesthetic бесчувственный
appurtenances аксессуары
dissolution растворение, разложение
digression отступление, отклонение, отход
distend расширять, раздувать
emulate подражать, соперничать
vantage преимущество, выгодное положение
garrulous болтливый, говорливый Син: loquacious
guileless простодушный, бесхитростный
inconsenquential неимеющий значения
incongruity несоотвествие, несочитаемость
impede препятствовать, затруднять
penury нужда, бедность
accretion разрастание, рост
addendum приложение, дополнение
abject жалкий, низкий
abscission отрезание, отнятие
agglomeration накапливание, скопление
amass собирать, накапливать
allure привлекать, завлекать
adventitious случайный, непредусмотренный
apex вершина, верх
anodyne болеутоляющее лекарство
articulate ясный, отчетливый
astigmatism неспособность фокусирования глаз
ascendancy власть, господство
askew косой, кривой
eclectic выборный, сочтоящий из различных элементl
glower пристально, сердито смотреть
levity legkomislie, neumestnaya veselost'
acerbity резкость, жестокость (характера или выраж&#10
amble легкая, неторопливая походка
anneal закалять, делать стойким
artifact любой предмет сделанный человеком
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