Aberrant 

Abnormal, departure from the normal

 

Abeyance 

Re condition of being temporarily set aside ; suspension

 

ad hominem 

Attacks to a person’s character rather than answering a question

 

admonished 

To caution, advise or counsel against something

 

Adu

mbrate

To represent with an emblem

 

Adumbrate 

To represent beforehand in an outline or by an emblem

aegis 

Sponsorship, protection and support

 

Aegis 

Sponsorship, protection and support

 

Agliff 

Frightened

 

alacrity 

Briskness, eager, readiness

 

Amicable 

Characterized by friendly goodwill

Amuck 

To rush about in murderous frenzy or rush about wildly and lose self control

Anorexia 

Loss of appetite

 

Antapology 

A reply to an apology whether it is bad or good

 

Aperitif 

An alcoholic drink taken before a meal

 

Ata

ractic

A drug used to reduce stress; tending to soothe

 

Auxiliary 

Help or helper

 

bilking 

To defraud

 

boutonniere 

Flower in buttonhole

 

Caprice 

Hair standing one end, a sudden, impulsive and seemingly unmotivated change of mind

 

Careen 

To tip orver

 

   

car

nage

The slaughter of a great number of people as in battle, butchery

 

Carnage 

The slaughter of a great number of people as in a battle

 

Casusbelli 

Event or action that allegedly justifies a war or conflict

 

cataclysms 

Any violent upheaval or disaster that causes great changes in society

commodious 

Spacious in range

 

Concur 

To agree, work together, coincide

 

Confabulation 

The replacement of a gap in a person’s memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true

 

conflagration 

A destructive fire, usually an extensive one

contingent 

Likely but not certain to happen, not logically necessary, a happening by chance

 

contingent 

Possible but not certain to happen

 

Contrite 

Feeling sorrow for some wrong that has been done

 

Contrite 

Feeling or showing sorrow for some wrong that has been don

Corollary 

A natural consequence

 

Cosmeticize 

To making something pleasant

 

croon 

To talk in a soft voice

 

curmudgeon 

An ill-tempered old man

 

curry 

To peek, to advance oneself through flattery or flaunt

 

Debacle 

A general breakup or dispersion; a complete collapse or failure

decumbency 

To act or recline at a table according to the manners of ancient times

 

Defalcation 

To misuse funds; embezzle

 

Didactic 

Designed or intended to teach

 

diffident 

Lacking self-confidence

 

D

iscen

To distinguish, to be clear-sighted or perceptive

 

Disembowel 

To remove re intestines

 

disparity 

The condition of being unequal as in age, rank, or degree;

 

Disperse 

To drive off or scatter in different directions

 

disputatious 

Provoking debate; controversial

Dissemble 

To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance

 

dissenter 

A person who dissents from an established church, political party, or opinion

 

Dotty 

Mentally unbalanced, crazy

 

Dubious 

Doubtful; questionable

 

Dubious 

Doubtful; hesitant; uncertain; possibly dishonest or immoral

eclectic 

Selecting what appears to be the best in various styles

 

Effulgence  

Radiant splendor or brilliance

 

Epithets 

A term used to characterize a person or thing

 

Evangelism 

The practice of relaying information about a particular set of beliefs to others who do not hold the beliefs

Execration 

A cursed thing

 

Execration 

A cursed thing

 

Expedient 

A temporary means to an end in a given circumstance

 

Expedient 

A temporary mans to an end; end in a given circumstance

 

Expurgate 

To cleanse of something morally harmful; offensive or erroneous

 

Expurgate 

To cleans of something morally harmful, offensive or erroneous

 

extemporaneous 

An unrehearsed speech performed without preparation

 

exult 

To rejoice or celebrate

 

Fascism 

Government system led by a dictator having complete power, often racism, aggressive nationalism

 

Fascism 

Government system led by a dictator

 

Filibuster 

The use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure

Forlorn 

Bereft forsaking sad and lonely because of isolation or desertion, nearly hopeless

 

formidable 

Of great strength, powerful

 

forspent 

Worn out; exhausted

 

frangible 

Brittle, or designed to be easily broken

 

Fructuous 

Fruitful and productive

Fructuous 

Fruitful and productive

 

Gonzo 

Highly subjective and unconventional in style, especially in journalism

 

Grandiloquent 

Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style

 

Granulate 

To form into granules

 

Gregarious 

Tending to associate with others of ones kind;outgoing

Guile 

Insidious, cunning; deceitful

 

hebetate 

To make obtuse or dull

 

impale 

To pierce as with a sword

 

incumbent 

Holding a position, rule or office

 

indelible 

Incapable of being removed, erased, or washed away

 

ineffable 

Unspeakable, cannot be described in words

 

Infraction 

Breach, violation, infringement

 

Intonation 

The matter of producing musical toe, specifying the relation in pitch of tone to their key of harmony

 

Intramural 

Involving only students at the same school or college

Intricate 

Having many inter-related parts or facets

 

Invidious 

Calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense, hateful, invidious remarks

Causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment or envy

Jo 

A beloved one, darling or sweetheart

Jubilant 

Showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph, rejoicing, exultant

 

Kerfuffle 

A commotion or fuss; disheveled

 

Lavish 

Using great amounts, as in lavish spending or affection

 

logistics 

The planning, implementation and coordination of the details of a business operation

Lucidity 

Clearness of thought or style; presumed capacity

 

Malfeasance 

Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official

 

Martinet 

A person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods

 

M

ediocrity

Moderate ability or value

 

Methodology 

Arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end

 

Mulct 

To punish an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine; to obtain by fraud

 

mundane 

Concerned with earthly things

 

munitions 

To fortify

 

Myopic 

Lack of foresight, shortsighted

nebbish 

A weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person

 

Nevus 

A mark on skin such as moles and various types of birthmarks

 

Nntapology 

A reply to an apologize whether it is good or bad

 

notation 

The substitution of a new obligation for an old one

Oligarchy 

State or organization ruled by a small group of people

 

Ominous 

Portending evil or harm; threatening

 

orator 

One gifted in public speaking

 

Ostentatious 

showing or exhibiting; pretentious

 

ostracize 

To exclude from society, friendship, conversation

Oxter 

The arm pit

 

Perambulate 

To walk through, about, or over; travel through

 

Perilous 

Full of danger or risk

Permeate 

To defuse through or penetrate

 

Pertinent 

Relevant, relating to the subject that is being thought about or discussed

Pertinent 

Relevant, relating to the subject that is being taught

 

perturb 

To agitate

 

Petulant 

Showing sudden irritation, especially over some trivial annoyance

 

Praetor 

A title granted by the government of ancient Rome

 

Precariously 

Dependent on the will or the favor of another

Prelate 

An ecclesiastic of high order, high rank as an archbishop

 

prevaricate 

To stray away from the truth

 

Prier 

A person who pries in your business

 

Prier 

A person who pries all in your business

 

Profuse

Expressed at length, many times (profuse apologies); giving freely and lavishly

Proliferating 

Rapidly increasing in numbers

 

Prologue 

Introduction or preface

propound 

To put forward for consideration

 

Pseudonym 

The state or character of using fictitious names

 

Puffery 

Exaggerated accommodation

 

Pundits 

A learned person, expert or authority or a person who make comments or judgments in an authoritative manner, critic or commentator

 

quagmire 

Land that is soft and muddy; a predicament

 

Rectitude 

Moral virtue, correctness

 

Refugee 

Person who flees for refuge or safety to a foreign country as in time of political war

 

Repealing 

To revoke or withdraw formally or officially

 

reprieve 

To delay the punishment of to give relief or deliverance from

 

Reprieve 

To delay the punishment of ; to give relief or deliverance from

Repugnant 

Distasteful, objectionable or offensive

 

Rhodora 

A low North American shrub

 

risible 

Ludicrous, or causing to laugh

 

Sardonic 

Bitter or scornful

 

secede 

To withdraw formally from an alliance or association

seersucker

 

A light fabric of linen, cotton, or rayon, usually striped and slightly puckered

 

sinew 

A tendon, to strengthen

 

sinistrodexteral 

Moving or extending from left to right

 

Slake 

To quench or satisfy thirst

 

sobriquet 

Affectionate, or humorous nickname; an assumed name

Sojourn 

Temporary stay; to stay in a time a place

 

Soliloquy 

The act of talking to oneself; a dramatic monologue which gives the illusion of being a series of unspoken reflections

 

Soliloquy 

The act of talking to oneself. A dramatic monologue

Stoic 

Not affected by or showing passion or feeling

 

succinct 

Brief, to the point

 

Succinct 

Expressed in few words, concise

 

Supercilious 

Having or showing arrogant superiority and distain to one’s views

 

syntropy 

A number of similar structures inclined in one direction

Temporal 

Of or pertaining to time

 

Tenacity 

Perseverance; persisting

 

Tepid 

Lukewarm

 

Termerity 

Reckless, boldness

 

Terrestrial 

Of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants

 

Tertiary 

O third rank, importance or value, of or relating to higher education

Titian 

A color: bright red gold

 

Transmogrify 

To change or alter greatly, often with grotesque or humorous effect

 

tumescent 

Pompous and pretentious in the use of language

 

turpitude 

To act shamefully, to be wicket

 

Tweeny 

A youngish, 10 – 12 year old, no longer a child, not quite a teenager

 

Unequivocal 

Absolute, clear, having only one possible meaning or interpretation

 

Vernacular 

The native language of country or region

 

Vex 

To bring trouble distress or agitation; to irritate and annoy

volatile 

Explosive, changeable

 

Vomitory 

Something that induces vomiting; of the of tunnel-like passages of an amphitheater or stadium between the seats and the outer wall

 

Vomitory 

One of the tunnel-like passages of an amphitheater or stadium between the seats and the outer wall

Garrulous 

Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things

 

Cacophony 

Harsh or unpleasant sounds

 

Lucre 

Money or profit

 

Onerous 

Oppressive or troublesome causing hardship

 

Penultimate 

Last or next to the last

umbrage 

Resentment or annoyance from some offense

 

Rutilant 

Glowing or glittering ruddy or golden glow

 

Transfixed 

To make or hold motionless with amazement, awe or terror

 

Forte 

Something in which one excels or ones strongpoint

 

Copacetic 

Very satisfactory

Convolution 

A state of being twisted together

 

Reverence

A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with a we

Fortuitous 

Happening or produced by chance, accidental

 

Emasculated 

To deprive of strength or vigor,weaken

 

Percolated 

To cause to pass through a porous body

Logomachy 

A dispute over or about words. A controversy marked by verbiage

 

Commensurable 

Having a common measure or proportion

 

futile 

In vain or frivolous, pointless, useless

 

Gremial

A cloth placed on the lap of a bishop, as during thecelebration of mass or when he confers orders.

Vulnerary 

Used for or useful in healing wounds

 

Delegation 

The act of empowering to act for another

 

Tawny 

Yellow/brown

 

Atrocious 

Shocking bad, cruel

 

Imprecate 

To curse someone

 

Philtrum 

A vertical ridge above yourlip

totipotent 

A cell that is capable of generating new tissue

 

Twaddle 

Trivial, silly, feeble or tedious

 

Solecism 

A non-standard usage or grammatical construction; a minor blunder in speech

 

Fiscal 

Pertaining to the treasury or finances of a nation or branch of government or business

Knuckleball 

A typically slow, randomly fluttery pitch thrown by grippingthe ball with knuckles of 2 or 3 fingers

 

Teeming 

Abounding or swimming with something, as people

 

Vexation 

Annoyance, a source of irritation

Umlaut 

Punctuation mark for writing; a change in vowel sound caused by assimilation to a vowel or semi-vowel

 

   

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