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1. vim: energy; vigor.
2. plenary: full; complete.
3. gastronome: a lover of good food and drink.
4. sine qua non: an indispensable thing.
5. exegete: one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
6. recondite: difficult to understand.
7. diktat: an authoritative decree or order.
8. esurient: hungry; greedy.
9. ineffable: incapable of being expressed.
10. dubiety: the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt.
11. pugilist: a boxer.
12. renascent: rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
13. sesquipedalian: (of words) long; having many syllables.
14. encumbrance: a burden, impediment, or hindrance.
15. pugnacious: combative; quarrelsome.
16. capricious: whimsical; changeable.
17. comity: a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect.
18. quondam: former; sometime.
19. ergo: therefore; consequently.
20. susurration: a whispering; a soft murmur.
21. irrefragable: impossible to refute.
22. tutelage: guardianship; protection; also, instruction.
23. incommunicado: without means or right to communicate.
24. predilection: an established preference.
25. flippant: showing inappropriate levity; pert.
26. grandee: a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman.
27. wunderkind: one who achieves success or acclaim during youth.
28. lucre: money; profit.
29. epigone: an inferior imitator.
30. sang-froid: coolness in trying circumstances.
31. consanguineous: related by blood; descended from the same ancestor
32. malleable: capable of being shaped; also, adaptable.
33. parlous: fraught with danger; hazardous.
34. disparate: fundamentally different; also, composed of dissimilar elements.
35. sapient: wise; sage; discerning.
36. visage: the face; also, appearance; aspect.
37. excoriate: to express strong disapproval of; also, to flay.
38. tendentious: marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
39. milieu: environment; setting.
40. deus ex machina: an agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
41. autodidact: one who is self-taught.
42. stertorous: characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound.
43. eleemosynary: relating to charity; charitable.
44. concupiscence: lust.
45. spoony: foolishly or sentimentally in love.
46. desideratum: something desired.
47. malaise: a condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
48. imbue: to dye; to instill profoundly.
49. canard: an unfounded or false report.
50. probity: complete and confirmed integrity.
51. titivate: to smarten up; to spruce.
52. jovial: merry; joyous; jolly.
53. salutary: beneficial; also, healthful.
54. alacrity: a cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptness.
55. munificent: very generous.
56. cogent: appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
57. apothegm: a short, witty, and instructive saying.
58. posit: to postulate; also, to suggest.
59. scion: a descendant; an heir.
60. alfresco: outdoors; outdoor.
61. redivivus: living again; revived; restored.
62. chagrin: acute vexation or embarrassment.
63. gaucherie: a socially awkward or tactless act; also, lack of tact.
64. panache: dash or flamboyance in manner or style.
65. logorrhea: excessive talkativeness.
66. assiduous: constant in application or attention.
67. sylvan: pertaining to woods or forests.
68. voluptuary: a person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites.
69. inure: to make used to; also, to take or have effect.
70. auspicious: favorable; also, prosperous; fortunate.
71. tmesis: in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word.
72. carapace: a shell; a protective covering.
73. paladin: a champion of a cause.
74. hale: free from disease and weakening conditions; healthy.
75. sacrosanct: sacred; inviolable.
76. melange: a mixture.
77. vainglory: excessive pride or vain display.
78. sub rosa: secretly; privately; confidentially.
79. digerati: persons knowledgeable about computers.
80. confrere: a colleague, comrade, or intimate associate.
81. querulous: habitually complaining; also, expressing complaint.
82. vociferous: clamorous; noisy.
83. firmament: the sky; the heavens.
84. jollification: merrymaking; revelry.
85. benefaction: the act of conferring a benefit; also, a benefit conferred.
86. apposite: of striking appropriateness and relevance.
87. cynosure: a center of attention.
88. quiddity: the essence or nature of a thing.
89. perquisite: a benefit in addition to a salary.
90. Hogmanay: the name, in Scotland, for the last day of the year.
91. disport: to frolic; to amuse (oneself).
92. repine: to feel or express discontent.
93. troglodyte: someone who dwells in a cave.
94. abeyance: suspension; temporary cessation.
95. gamine: an urchin; also, a mischievous girl or young woman.
96. sedition: incitement of rebellion against lawful authority.
97. lubricious: lewd; also, slippery or smooth.
98. hebetude: mental dullness or sluggishness.
99. acuity: acuteness of perception or vision.
100. sanctum: a place where one is free from intrusion.
101. empyrean: the highest heaven; the heavens; the sky.
102. demur: to object; also, to delay.
103. rodomontade: pretentious, bragging speech.
104. gallimaufry: a hodgepodge.
105. impregnable: able to resist attack.
106. urbane: polished and smooth in manner.
107. bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol.
108. acerbic: sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.
109. redound: to have a consequence or effect.
110. languid: lacking vigor or force.
111. predilection: an established preference.
112. repletion: the condition of being completely or excessively full.
113. transmute: to change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another.
114. forgo: to do without.
115. abed: in bed.
116. malapropism: the usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound; also, an example of such misuse.
117. soi-disant: self-styled; so-called.
118. paean: a song or other expression of praise or joy.
119. flummery: mumbo jumbo; nonsense.
120. dolorous: marked by, causing, or expressing grief or sorrow.
121. puerile: juvenile; childish.
122. nadir: the lowest point.
123. effulgence: the state of being bright and radiant.
124. inchoate: partly but not fully in existence or operation.
125. beneficence: the practice of doing good.
126. sempiternal: everlasting; eternal.
127. onus: burden; also, blame; stigma.
128. abstemious: temperate; abstinent; refraining from indulgence.
129. cant: empty, solemn speech.
130. laconic: using or marked by the use of a minimum of words.
131. palpable: plain; distinct; obvious.
132. gewgaw: a trinket; a bauble.
133. conurbation: an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.
134. sinecure: an office or position that involves little work or responsibility.
135. abjure: to renounce, reject, or shun.
136. lackadaisical: lacking spirit or liveliness.
137. aberrant: abnormal.
138. votary: one devoted to some pursuit, worship, study, or way of life.
139. pelf: money; riches.
140. tocsin: a warning.
141. lexicon: a dictionary; also, the vocabulary of a person, group, etc.
142. umbrage: offense; resentment.
143. orotund: full in sound; also, bombastic.
144. loquacious: very talkative.
145. bruit: To report; to noise abroad.
146. virago: an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.
147. mawkish: sickly or excessively sentimental.
148. malediction: a curse.
149. susurrus: a whispering or rustling sound.
150. neophyte: a novice.
151. immolate: to kill or destroy, often by fire.
152. capacious: able to contain much.
153. trammel: something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom; also, to hamper.
154. busker: a street musician or performer.
155. sybarite: a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
156. deride: to laugh at with contempt.
157. cavil: to raise trivial objections; also, a trivial objection.
158. farrago: an assortment; a medley.
159. demagogue: a leader who obtains power by means of appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
160. quaff: to drink with relish.
161. hirsute: covered with hair or bristles.
162. tenebrous: dark; gloomy.
163. ostentation: excessive or pretentious display.
164. officious: meddlesome.
165. afflatus: a divine inspiration.
166. quorum: such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.
167. hauteur: haughtiness; arrogance.
168. xenophobia: fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign.
169. bacchanalia: a revel.
170. immure: to enclose within or as if within walls.
171. deliquesce: to melt away or become liquid.
172. capitulate: to surrender under agreed conditions.
173. adventitious: added extrinsically; not essentially inherent.
174. modicum: a small or token amount.
175. fetid: stinking.
176. gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object.
177. banal: commonplace; trivial.
178. halcyon: peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
179. adamant: not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.
180. jocund: light-hearted; mirthful.
181. segue: to proceed without interruption.
182. alpenglow: a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
183. subfusc: dark or dull in color.
184. mores: customs; habits; ways.
185. dapple: a small contrasting blotch; also, to mark with spots.
186. winsome: light-hearted.
187. verdure: greenness.
188. propitious: presenting favorable circumstances.
189. nosegay: a bouquet.
190. oneiric: pertaining to or suggestive of dreams.
191. laudable: praiseworthy; commendable.
192. puissant: powerful.
193. diadem: a crown.
194. ebullient: high-spirited.
195. aplomb: confidence; coolness.
196. kobold: a kind of domestic spirit in German mythology.
197. prestidigitation: sleight of hand.
198. rubicund: inclining to redness; ruddy.
199. lambent: playing on the surface; flickering.
200. anodyne: serving to relieve pain.
201. ingenue: a naive girl or young woman, or an actress representing such a person.
202. subterfuge: a deceptive device or stratagem.
203. maelstrom: a large, powerful whirlpool; also, a violent, disordered, or turbulent state of affairs.
204. crepuscular: pertaining to twilight.
205. repast: a meal.
206. soporific: causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
207. bivouac: a usually temporary encampment; also, to encamp.
208. quidnunc: a gossip; a busybody.
209. lassitude: lack of vitality or energy.
210. billet-doux: a love letter.
211. wheedle: to entice by flattery.
212. circumlocution: the use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few.
213. Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time.
214. affable: easy to speak to; also, gracious.
215. parsimonious: frugal to excess.
216. beholden: obliged; indebted.
217. waylay: to ambush or accost.
218. castigate: to punish or criticize severely.
219. somniferous: causing or inducing sleep.
220. captious: disposed to find fault or raise objections.
221. sojourn: to dwell for a time; also, a temporary stay.
222. nugatory: insignificant; also, ineffectual.
223. ubiquitous: being everywhere.
224. tryst: an appointment (as between lovers) to meet.
225. pari passu: at an equal pace or rate.
226. enmity: hatred; ill will.
227. numinous: spiritual; holy.
228. dilatory: given to, or marked by, procrastination or delay.
229. parley: a conference or discussion; also, to confer.
230. ephemeral: short-lived.
231. truculent: fierce; savage; ferocious.
232. vicissitude: a change in condition or fortune.
233. schadenfreude: a malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others.
234. tyro: a novice.
235. expatiate: to speak or write at length.
236. peccadillo: a slight offense; a petty fault.
237. bagatelle: a trifle; also, a short, light literary or musical piece.
238. descant: a discourse; also, to discourse.
239. canorous: melodious; musical.
240. unctuous: marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
241. evanescent: fleeting.
242. venial: capable of being forgiven; excusable.
243. garrulous: talkative; also, wordy.
244. acumen: quickness or keenness of perception or discernment.
245. sentient: capable of perceiving by the senses.
246. varicolored: having a variety of colors.
247. nostrum: a questionable remedy.
248. rictus: a gaping grin or grimace.
249. ameliorate: to make or grow better.
250. somnolent: drowsy; also, tending to cause sleepiness.
251. mien: demeanor; also, aspect; appearance.
252. potable: drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one.
253. temerarious: reckless; rash.
254. introspection: the act or process of self-examination; reflection.
255. malfeasance: wrongdoing, misconduct, or misbehavior.
256. fealty: fidelity; allegiance; faithfulness.
257. atelier: a workshop; a studio.
258. apparition: a ghost; also, an unexpected appearance.
259. propinquity: nearness.
260. ersatz: being a substitute or imitation.
261. flummox: to confuse; to perplex.
262. iota: a very small quantity or degree.
263. ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest.
264. assuage: to soften; to ease, or lessen.
265. regale: to entertain with something that delights.
266. eke: to gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty.
267. badinage: light, playful talk.
268. indelible: incapable of being removed or erased.
269. volte-face: an about-face.
270. kismet: destiny; fate.
271. refulgent: brilliant; resplendent.
272. caesura: a break or pause in a line of verse; also, any break or pause.
273. wastrel: a person who wastes; a loafer.
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