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Hi Colleagues,

Every one of you would improve your vocab by this given piece of information; and hope you must like it:

Aberration straying away from what is normal

Abeyance - suspended action

Abhor - to hate, to detest

Abide - be faithful to; endure

Abjure - promise or swear, to give up

Abet - help/encourage somebody (in doing wrong)

Abraded - rubbed off, worn away by friction

Abrasion - rubbing, scraping, wearing off

Abrogate - repeal or annul by authority

Abscond -
to go away suddenly (to avoid arrest)

Abstruse - difficult to comprehend; obscure

Abundant - plentiful

Abut - border on

Abysmal - bottomless, extreme

Acarpous - effete, no longer fertile, worn out

Accentuate - give more force or attention to

Acclaimed - welcomed with shouts and approval

Accolade - praise, approval

Accretion - the growing of separate things into one

Acquiesce in - agree (without protest)

Acquisition - something acquired, acquiring

Adamant - kind of stone; inflexible

Adhere - remain faithful, stick fast to

Adhesion - adhering, support

Adjacent - lying near, next

Admonitory - containing warning

Adorn - add beauty; decorate

Adulteration - making unpure, poorer in quality

Affable - polite and friendly

Affinity - close connection, relationship

Aggravate - make worse; irritate

Agile - active, quick-moving

Agog - eager/excited

Ail - trouble; be ill

Alacrity - eager and cheerful readiness

Alcove - recess/partially enclosed place

Alienate - estrange

Allegiance - duty, support, loyalty

Alleviate - make (pain) easier to bear

Alloy - to debase by mixing with something inferior

Aloof - reserved, indifferent

Amalgamate - mix, combine, unite societies

Ambidextrous - able to use the left hand or the right equally well

Ambiguous - doubtful, uncertain

Ambivalent - having both of two contrary meanings

Ameliorate - improve, make better

Amendment - improving

Amicable - friendly

Amortize - end (a debt) by setting aside money

Amplify - make large or fuller, increase the strength

Anguish - severe suffering

Animosity - strong dislike

Annul - put an end to

Anticlimax - sudden fall

Antidote - medicine used against a poison or a disease

Antithetical - direct opposing

Apartheid - brutal racial discrimination

Apathetic - indifference

Aplomb - self-confidence

Apostate - one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions

Apotheosis - deification, glorification to godliness

Appease - make quiet or calm

Apprehensive - grasping, understanding; fear, unhappy feeling about future

Apprise - give notice to, inform

Approbation - approval

Appropriate - take for one's own use, acquire, set aside

Apropos - appropriate to the situation; apt

Apt - well-suited, quick-witted

Arabesque - whimsical

Arbitrate - decide by arbitration

Arboreal - of connected with trees

Ardently - with full of ardor

Ardor - enthusiasm

Arduous - steep, difficult ascent; laborious

Argot - jargon, slang

Arrant - in the highest degree

Arrogance - proud, superior manner of behaviour

Articulate - speak distinctly, connect by joints

Ascend - go or come up

Ascent - the act of ascending

Ascertain - get to know

Ascetic - practicing self-denial, austere, stark

Ascribe - consider to be the origin of or belonging to

Aseptic - surgically clean
Asperity -

roughness, harshness, ill temper, irritability

Aspersion -

slander

Assail with -

attack violently

Asset -

valuable quality, something that has money value

Assiduous -

diligent, hard-working, sedulous

Assuage -

make something (pain, desire) less

Assumption -

something supposed but not proved

Asterisk -

the mark * (e.g.. omitted letters)

Astringent -

substance that shrinks

Astute -

clever; quick at seeing to get
an advantage

Atonement -

repayment; death of Jesus

Attenuate -

make thin. weaken, enervate

Attune -

bring into harmony

Audacious -

daring, foolishly bold, impudent
Augury -

omen, sign

August -

majestic, venerable

Auspice -

protection or support, patronage

Auspicious -

favorable, successful, prosperous

Austere -

severely moral and strict; simple and plain

Auxiliary -

helping, supporting

Aver -

affirm, assert, prove, justify

Aversion -

strong dislike

Avid -

eager, greedy

Avow -

admit. Declare openly B

Babble -

talk in a way that is difficult to understand

Baleful -

harmful, ominous, causing evil

Balk -

obstacle; purposely to get on the way of

Balloon -

swell out like balloon
Balm -

sweet-smelling oil; consolation

Banal -

uninteresting

Band -

flat, thin strip of material; range of frequencies

Bane -
cause of injury, poison, source of harm

Baneful -

causing harm or ruin, pernicious, destructive

Barrage -

artificial obstacle built across a river

Barren -

not good enough, unable to have young ones, without value

Bask in -

enjoy warmth and light

Bazaar -

market

Be irreconcilable -

cannot be brought into harmony

Beatify -

to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to

Bedizen -

to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner

Belabor -

beat hard

Belie -

contradict, give a false impression
Belittle -

cause to seem unimportant

Bellicose -

belligerent, pugnacious, warlike

Belligerent -

(person, nation) waging war

Belligerently -

waging war

Bend -

cause something to be out of a straight line

Benefactor -

person who has given help

Benevolence -

wish or activity in doing good

Benign -

kind and gentle; mild (climate)

Bequest -

arrangement to give something at death

Berate -

scold sharply

Bereft -

rob or dispossess of something (material)

Bewilder -

puzzle, confuse

Biased -

prejudice

Bigot -

stubborn, narrow-minded person
Bilge -

bulge, the protuberance of a cask

Blandishment -

flattery, coaxing

Blandness -

polite manner, comforting, uninteresting

Blatant -

noisy and rough

Blithe -

gay and joyous

Blueprint -

plan, scheme, photographic print

Blunt -

plain, not troubling to be polite

Boggle -

be alarmed, hesitate, amazed

Bogus -

sham, counterfeit, not genuine

Boisterous -

loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint

Bolster -

give greatly needed support

Boor -

ill-mannered person

Boorish -

crude, offensive, rude

Braid -

strands of hair woven together, something edging sloth
Brash -

hasty, rush; cheeky, saucy

Brass -

yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc)

Brazen -

made of brass

Breach -

opening broken place, breaking

Brigant -

brigand, bandit

Brisk -

active, lively

Brisket -

breast of an animal

Brittle -

easily broken

Broach -

bring up, announce, begin to talk about

Brook -

to tolerate, endure

Buoyant -

able to float; light-hearted

Burgeon -

grow forth, send out buds

Burnish -

to polish, rub to a shine

Bust -

run out of money C
Cabal -

a scheme or plot, a group of plotters

Cadge -

to beg, to get by begging

Cajolers -

flattery or deceit to persuade

Calf -

young of the domestic cow

Calipers -

metal supports attached to the legs, measuring instrument

Calumniate -

to slander, present false accusal

Calumny -

slander, aspersion

Candid -

frank straight-forward

Cantankerous -

bad-tempered/quarrelsome

Cantin -

sincere talk/jargon

Canvass -

discuss thoroughly; sort of touting

Capricious -

fickle, whimsical, given to change, unpredictable

Castigate -

to chastise, correct by punishing

Castigation -

severe punishment
Casual -

happening by chance, careless

Catalyst -

substance that causes speeding up

Caustic -

biting, sarcastic

Censure -

expression of blame or disapproval; a rebuke

Census -

official counting of the population

Centurion -

leader of a unit of 100 soldiers

Chary -

cautious, wary

Chastened -

corrected, punished

Chastisement -

punishment

Chauvinist -

a blindly devoted patriot

Chicanery -

legal trickery/false argument

Chisel -

steel tool for shaping materials

Churl -

bad-tempered person

Cite -

give as an example
Clamor -

shout complain with a lot of noise

Cleanse -

make pure, thoroughly clean

Clientele -

customers

Clinch -

come to grips/settle conclusively

Cling -

toresist separation

Clot -

half-solid lump formed from liquid

Cloture -

closing, device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting

Coalescing -

coming together and uniting into one substance

Coax -

get somebody to do something by kindness

Coda -

passage that completes a piece of music

Coddle -

treat with care and tenderness

Coerce -

compel to force to make obedient

Coeval -

of the same period, coexisting

Cogent -

strong convincing
Cogitate -

think deeply, mediate

Cognition -

knowing, awareness (emotionless)

Cognizant -

being fully aware of

Coherent -

sticking together

Colander -

bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water

Collaborate -

work in partnership

Collusion -

secret agreement for a deceitful purpose

Combustion -

process of burning

Commemorate -

keep the memory of

Commend -

praise

Commendable -

worthy of praise

Commingle -

mingle together

Commodious -

having plenty of space for what is needed

Commuter -

person who travels regularly
Complacently -

with self-satisfaction

Complaisance -

tending to comply, obliging, willingness to please

Comply -

act in accordance

Compound -

mix or combine

Comprise -

be composed of

Compunction -

feeling of regret for one's action

Conceal -

hide, keep secret

Conceit -

over-high opinion of, too much pride

Conciliatory -

reconciling, soothing, comforting, mollifying

Concord -

agreement or harmony

Concur -

agree in opinion, happen together

Condense -

increase in density, strength, make laconic

Condone -

forgive

Congeal -

make or become stiff and solid
Conjoin -

to join together

Connoisseur -

a person with good judgement (e.g.. in art)

Connotation -

suggestion in addition to

Consent -

give agreement or permission

Consequential -

pompous, self important

Consolation -

consoling or being consoled

Console -

give comfort or sympathy to

Conspicuous -

easily seen; remarkable

Consternation -

surprise and fear, dismay

Constrain -

compel

Constrict -

make tight or smaller

Consume -

get to the end of

Consummate -

perfect/make perfect/complete

Contemn -

to scorn or despise
Contentious -

argumentative, pugnacious, combative, quarrelsome

Contiguous -

touching, neighboring, near

Contrite -

filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing

Contumacious -

insubordinate, rebellious

Conundrum -

a riddle, dilemma, enigma

Conviction -

convincing; firm belief

Convoke -

call together, summon

Convoluted -

complicated; coiled, twisted

Cord -

twisted strands

Cordial -

warm and sincere

Cordon -

line of police acting as a guard

Cornucopia -

abundant supply

Corporeal -

physical; of or for the body

Correlate -

have a mutual relation
Corroboration -

additional, strengthening evidence

Countenance to -

favor or approve of

Counterfeit -

forgery

Countervail -

counterbalance

Covert -

disguised

Covetous -

eagerly desirous

Cower -

crouch; shrink back

Coy -

shy/modest (esp of a girl)

Crass -

very great (es. stupidity)

Cravat -

piece of linen worn as a necktie

Craven -

cowardly

Crease -

line made by crushing; white line on the ground in cricket

Credulity -

too great a readiness to believe things

Credulous -

ready to believe things
Crush -

press, lose shape, subdue, overwhelm

Cryptic -

secret, with a hidden meaning

Cumbersome -

burdensome, heavy and awkward to carry

Curmudgeon -

bad-tempered person

Curriculum -

course of study

Cursory -

quick, hurried

Curtail -

make shorter then was planned

Cynic -

person who see no good in anything D

Dainty -

pretty/delicate(food)/difficult to please

Dart -

quick movement; missile in darts

Daunt -

intimidate, make fearful

Dawdler -

person who is slow; waste of time

Dearth -

shortage

Debacle -

a breakup, overthrow, sudden disaster
Decorous -

polite, decent

Decorum -

propriety, properness

Decree -

order given by authority

Decry -

disapprove of

Defer -

postpone; give way (to show respect)

Deference -

respect

Deferential -

showing respect

Defiance -

open disobedience or resistance

Deflect -

turn aside

Defy -

resist openly

Degrade -

reduce in rank or status

Delineate -

to portray, depict, sketch out

Deluge -

great flood, heavy rush of water

Delusion -

false belief
Demagogue -

person appealing not to reasons

Demur -

to hesitate, raise objections

Denigrate -

blacken, belittle, sully, defame

Denouement -

an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot

Denounce -

give information against

Dent -

hollow, depression mad by a blow

Deplete -

use until none remains

Deposition -

dethronement, depositing

Deprave -

make morally bad; corrupt

Deprecate -

protest against, express disapproval of

Dereliction -

deserting and leaving to fall into ruins

Derision -

ridicule, mockery, deriding

Derivative -

unoriginal, obtained from another source

Derogatory -

insulting; tending to da
mage
Descry -

catch sight of, see something in the distance

Desiccant -

substance used to absorb moisture

Desiccate -

dry out all the moisture

Desuetude -

cessation of use; disuse

Desultory -

aimless, haphazard, digressing at random

Detach -

separate

Deter -

discourage, hinder

Detraction -

slandering, verbal attack, aspersion

Detumescence -

diminishing or lessening of swelling

Deviance -

being different in moral standards (from normal)

Dexterity -

skill (esp. in handling)

Dexterous -

clever, skillful with hands

Diaphanous -

transparent, gauzy

Diatribe -

bitter and violent attack in words
Dictate -

order

Diffidence -

shyness

Diffident -

lacking in self-confidence

Dilate -

speak comprehensively, become wider, large

Dilatory -

causing delay, procrastinating

Din -

loud noise that continues

Disabuse -

to undeceive, correct a false impression

Disallow -

refuse to allow or accept as a correct

Discern -

see with an effort but clearly

Discomfit -

to defeat, put down

Disconcert -

upset the self-possession of

Discountenance -

refuse to approve of

Discourse -

speech, lecture,

Discredit -

refuse to believe
Discreet -

careful/prudent

Discrete -

individually distinct

Disdain -

look on with contempt

Disencumber -

free from encumbrance

Encumbrance -

burden; things that get on the way of

Endearing -

making dear or liked

Endemic -

epidemic

Endorse -

write one's name on the back of

Enduring -

lasting

Enervate -

weaken, deprive of strength, attenuate

Engender -

cause, produce, give rise to


Engrave -

impress deeply

Engrossing -

taken up all the time or attention; writing in large or formal

Engulf -

swallow up
Enigma -

something that is puzzling

Enmity -

hatred; being an enemy

Enormity -

excessive wickedness; evilness

Enormousness -

great size

Ensign -

flag/badge

Entangle -

put into difficulties

Enthral -

please greatly/enslave (fig)

Entice -

tempt or persuade

Entreat -

ask earnestly

Enunciate -

pronounce (words)/express a theory

Enzyme -

catalyst

Epicure -

food lover, a connoisseur of food

Epicurean -

devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)

Epistle -

letter
Epithet -

adjective

Epitome -

brief summary; representative example; a typical model

Equable -

steady, regular

Equanimity -

calmness of temperament

Equilibrium -

state of being balanced

Equipoise -

equal distribution of weight; equilibrium

Equivocal -

having a double or doubtful meaning; suspicious

Equivocate -

try to deceive by equivocal language

Eradicate -

get rid of; pull up by the roots

Erasure -

erasing, removing all traces

Erode -

wear away, eat into

Erratic -

irregular in behaviour or opinion

Erudite -

learned, scholarly

Escalate -

increase, develop
Eschew -

avoid

Esoteric -

abstruse; intended only for a small circle of

Espouse -

marry; give one's support to

Eulogy -

formal praise; panegyric

Euphoria -

elation; state of pleasant excitement

Euthanasia -

easy and painless death

Evaluating -

finding out the value

Evaporate -

change into vapor, disappear, die

Evasive -

tending to evade

Evince -

to show clearly, to indicate

Evoke -

call up, bring out

Evolve -

unfold, develop naturally and gradually

Excoriate -

to flay, stip off the skin; to denounce sharply

Excoriation -

severe criticism
Exculpate -

to clear from a charge of guilt

Exert -

thrust out, push forth

Exertion -

instance of exerting

Exhaustive -

complete, thorough

Exigency -

emergency, an urgent situation

Exonerate -

free; clear

Exoneration -

set somebody clear, free (e.g.. from blame)

Exorbitant -

much too high or great

Expatiate -

to roam, wander freely

Expedient -

likely to be useful for a purpose

Expiation -

ending; expiring

Exploit -

brilliant achievement; develop; use selfishly

Expostulate -

argue earnestly to dissuade, correct, or protest

Expurgate -

to remove obscenity, purify, censor
Exscind -

to cut out, cut away

Extant -

still in existence

Extempore -

without previous thought or preparation

Extensive -

far-reaching

Extenuate -

reduce the strength of, lessen seriousness, partially excuse

Extinct -

no longer active

Extinguish -

end the existence of/wipe or put out

Extirpate -

to destroy, exterminate, cut out, exscind

Extol -

praise highly

Extort -

obtain by threats, violence

Extralegal -

outside the law

Extricable -

that can be freed

Extrovert -

cheerful person

Exuberance -

state of growing vigorously; being full of life F
Facetious -

humorous, funny, jocular

Facile -

easily done

Facilitate -

make easy (e.g.. a process of smth)

Fallacious -

based on error

Fallacy -

false or mistaken belief

Falter -

waver/move in an uncertain manner

Fatuous -

without sense, foolish self-satisfaction

Faucet -

device for controlling the outflow of a liquid

Fawn -

young deer, try to win somebody's favor

Feckless -

lacking purpose or vitality; ineffective; careless

Fecund -

fertile

Feint -

pretend

Felicitous -

apt; suitably expressed, well chosen, apropos

Felon -

person guilty of murder
Ferment -

substance; become excited

Ferocity -

savage cruelty

Ferret -

discover by searching; search

Fertile -

producing much, full of ideas

Fertilize -

make fertile or productive

Fervid -

showing earnest feeling

Fervor -

warmth of feelings; earnestness

Fetid -

stinking

Fetter -

to shackle, put in chains

Feud -

bitter quarrel over a long period of time

Fidelity -

loyalty, accuracy

Fidget -

move restlessly, make nervous

Figurehead -

carved image on the prow of a ship

Finesse -

delicate way of dealing with a situation
Finical -

too fussy about food, clothing, etc.

Finicky -

finical

Finite -

limited, having bounds

Fission -

splitting or division (esp. of cells)

Fix at -

stare at

Flak -

criticism/anti-aircraft guns

Flamboyant -

brightly colored, florid

Flammable -

having tendency to burst into flames

Flaunting -

show off complacently

Flaw -

crack, lessen value

Flax -

pale yellow (hair); a plant

Fledged -

able to fly, trained, experienced

Fleet -

number of ships, quick-moving

Fleeting -

passing quickly
Flexibility -

easily bent without braking

Flinch -

draw, move back, wince

Flop -

fail/move/fall clumsily

Florid -

very much ornamented; naturally red (e.g.. of face)

Floridness -

ruddiness; heavily decorated; ornateness

Flout -

reject, mock, to go against (as in going against tradition)

Fluke -

lucky stroke

Fluster -

make nervous or confused

Foible -

defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)

Foil -

prevent from carrying out; contrast

Foment -

put something warm (to lessen the pain)

Foolproof -

incapable of failure or error

Foppish -

like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes

Forage -

food for horses and cattle
Forbear -

refrain from, be patient; ancestor

Forbearance -

patience, willingness to wait

Ford -

shallow place in a river (to cross)

Forestall -

prevent by taking action in advance, preempt

Forethought -

foresight, planned in advance

Forfeit -

suffer the loss of smth

Forge -

workshop for the shaping of metal; to shape metal; lead

Forgery -

counterfeit

Forswear -

renounce, disallow, repudiate

Fortify -

strengthen

Fortuitous -

happening by chance

Foster -

nurture, care for

Fracas -

noisy quarrel

Fragile -

easily injured, broken or destroyed
Fragrant -

sweet-smelling

Franchise -

special right given by authority

Frantic -

wildly excited with joy, pain, anxiety

Frenetic -

frantic, frenzied

Fret -

worry; irritation; wear away

Friction -

the rubbing of one thing against another, difference of opinion

Fringe -

edge; ornamental border; part of hair over the forehead

Froward -

intractable, not willing to yield or comply, stubborn

Frugal -

careful, economical

Fulminate -

berate, vituperate, to thunder out, to explode

Fulmination -

bitter protest

Fulsome -

disgusting, offensive due to excessiveness G

Gainsay -

to deny, declare false, to oppose

Gambol -

quick, playful jumping
Garble -

make unfair selection from facts

Garment -

article of clothing

Garner -

to gather and save; to store up

Garrulity -

talkativeness

Garrulous -

too talkative

Gaucherie -

socially awkward, tactless behavior

Germane -

relevant; pertinent to

Gist -

the point, general sense

Glean -

gather facts in small quantities

Glib -

ready and smooth but not sincere

Glimmer -

weak/unsteady light

Gloat -

over look at with selfish delight

Glut -

supply to much, fill to excess

Gnaw -

waste away; bite steadily
Goad -

something urging a person to action

Gorge -

eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream

Gossamer -

soft light, delicate material

Gouge -

tool for cutting grooves in wood

Grace -

favor

Grandiloquent -

using pompous words

Grave -

serious, requiring consideration

Graze -

touch or scrape lightly in passing

Gregarious -

living in societies; liking the company

Grievance -

cause for complaint or protest

Grievous -

causing grief or pain; serious, dire, grave

Grimace -

twisted expression of a face

Grind -

crush, polish

Grooves -

long channel in the surface, habitual way of living
Grovel -

crawl, humble oneself

Guile -

deceit, cunning

Guileless -

straight-forward, candid

Gull -

cheat, deceive

Gullible -

easily gulled

Gush -

burst out suddenly/talk ardently

Gust -

outburst of feeling; sudden rain, wind, fire, etc. H

Hack -

cut roughly; hired horse

Halcyon -

calm and peaceful

Hallow -

to make holy; consecrate

Hamper -

basket with a lid, prevent free movement or activity

Hapless -

unlucky, unfortunate

Harangue -

a long, passionate speech

Harbinger -

something or somebody that foretells the coming of
Harrow -

to distress, create stress or torment

Harsh -

rough, cruel, stern

Haughty -

arrogant; conceited

Haven -

harbor, safety place

Heed -

attention/give notice to

Heinous -

odious (of crime)

Heresy -

belief contrary to what is generally accepted

Hermetic -

sealed by fusion

Heterogeneous -

made up of different kinds

Hew -

make by hard work; cut (by striking)

Highbrow -

(person) with superior tastes

Hirsute -

hairy, shaggy

Hoax -

mischievous trick played on somebody for a joke

Hoipolloi -

the masses; the rabble
Hollow -

not soled, with hole

Holster -

leather case for a pistol

Homiletics -

act of preaching

Hone -

stone used for sharpening tools

Hoodwink -

trick, mislead

Hospitable -

liking to give hospitality

Hubris -

arrogant pride

Hurdle -

light frame, fence to be jumped over

Hush -

make or become silent

Husk -

worthless outside part of anything

Hypocrisy -

falsely making oneself appear to be good I

Iconoclast -

person who attacks popular beliefs

Iconoclastic -

attacking cherished beliefs

Idiosyncrasy -

personal mannerism
Idolatrous -

worshipping idols

Idolatry -

excessive admiration of

Ignoble -

dishonorable, common, undignified

Ignominious -

shameful, dishonorable, undignified, disgraceful

Illicit -

unlawful, forbidden

Illusory -

deceptive; an illusion

Imbroglio -

complicated and embarrassing situation

Immaculate -

pure, faultless

Immerse -

absorb; put under the surface of

Imminent -

likely to come or happen soon

Immutable -

that cannot be changed

Impair -

worsen, diminish in value

Impaired -

damaged, weakened

Impassive -

unmoved; feeling no sign of passion
Impecunious -

having little or no money

Impede -

hinder; get in the way of

Impediment -

something that hinders (e.g. stammer)

Impending -

imminent, being about to happen, expected

Imperative -

urgent, essential

Imperious -

commanding, haughty, arrogant

Impermeable -

that cannot be permeated

Imperturbable -

calm; not capable of being excited

Impervious -

not allowing to pass through (of materials)

Imperviousness -

arrogance, commanding presence, over bearingness

Impetuous -

having sudden energy, impulsive, thrusting ahead, forceful

Impiety -

lack of reverence or dutifulness

Implacable -

incapable of being placated, unpleasable

Implausibility -

incredibility
Implicate -

show that somebody
has a share

Implicit -

implied though not plainly expressed

Implosion -

collapse; bursting inward

Imply -

make a suggestion

Importune -

beg urgently; solicit (of a prostitute)

Imprecation -

an invocation of evil; a curse

Impromptu -

without preparation

Impudence -

being rash, indiscreet

Impudent -

rash, indiscreet

Impugned -

challenged, to be doubted

Impute -

to attribute to a cause or source, ascribe

Inadvertent -

done thoughtlessly

Inane -

silly, senseless

Inasmuch -

since, because
Incense -

make angry

Incessant -

often repeated, continual

Inchoate -

not yet fully formed, rudimentary, elementary

Incipient -

beginning

Incise -

engrave, make a cut in

Incite -

stir up, rouse

Inclined -

directing the mind in a certain direction

Incoherently -

not consistently, unclearly

Incongruous -

out of place, not in harmony or agreement

Incorrigibility -

cannot be cured or corrected

Incredulous -

skeptical, unwilling to believe

Inculcate -

fix firmly by repetition

Incumbents -

official duties

Incursion -

a raid, a sudden attack
Indefatigability -

not easily exhaustible; tirelessness

Indelible -

that cannot be rubbed out

Indelicate -

immodest; lacking in refinement

Indigence -

poverty

Indigenous -

native

Indistinct -

not easily heard, seen, clearly marked

Indolence -

laziness

Indomitable -

not easily discouraged or subdued

Indulge -

gratify, give way to, satisfy; allow oneself

Indulgent -

inclined to indulge

Ineffable -

to great to be described in words

Ineluctable -

certain, inevitable

Inept -

unskillful; said or done at the wrong time

Ineptitude -

quality of being unskillful
Inferno -

hell

Infertile -

not fertile, barren

Inflame -

become red, angry

Inflammatory -

tending to inflame

Infuriate -

fill with fury or rage

Infuse -

put, pour, fill

Ingenuous -

naive, young, artless, frank, honest, sincere

Ingest -

take in by swallowing

Inherent -

existing as a natural part

Inhibit -

hinder, restrain

Inimical -

harmful or friendly

Inimitable -

defying imitation, unmatchable

Innocuous -

causing no harm

Inscrutable -

incapable of being discovered or understood
Insensible -

unconscious, unresponsive, unaffected

Insinuate -

suggest unpleasantly; make a way for something gently

Insipid -

without taste or flavor

Insouciant -

unconcerned, carefree

Insularity -

narrow-mindedness, isolated

Insurrection -

rising of people to open resistance to

Interdict -

prohibit, forbid

Interim -

as an installment

Intersperse -

place here and there

Intervene -

come between; interfere to change the result

Intractable -

unruly, refractory, stubborn

Intransigence -

unwillingness to compromise, stubbornness, intractability

Intransigent -

uncompromising

Intrepid -

fearless, brave, undaunted
Introspection -

examining one's own thoughts and feelings

Inundate -

flood; cover by overflowing

Inured -

accustomed to, adapted

Invective -

abusive language, curses

Inveigh -

to attack verbally, denounce, deprecate

Inveterate -

deep-rooted. long-established

Invincible -

too strong to be defeated

Involute -

complex

Irascible -

irritable, easily angered

Irate -

angry

Ire -

anger

Irksome -

tiresome

Irrelevant -

not relevant, not connected

Irresolute -

hesitating; undecided
Irrevocable -

final and unalterable

Itinerary -

plan for a journey, details or records of a route

Itinerate -

to travel from place to place, to peregrinate J

Jabber -

talk excitedly; utter rapidly

Jeopardize -

put in danger

Jibe -

gibe, make fun of

Jocular -

meant as a joke

Judicious -

sound in judgment; wise K

Knit -

draw together, unite firmly L

Labyrinthine -

to entangle the state of affairs

Lachrymose -

causing tears, tearful

Lackluster -

(of eyes) dull, without bright

Laconic -

brief, to the point, terse

Lag -

go too slow
Lament -

show, feel great sorrow

Lassitude -

weariness, tiredness

Latent -

present but not yet active, developed or visible

Laudatory -

expressing or giving praise

Lavish -

giving or producing freely, liberally or generously

Leakage -

the process of leaking

Legacy -

something handed down from ancestors

Levee -

formal reception/embankment

Levity -

lack of seriousness

Libel -

statement that damages reputation

Liberality -

free giving; generosity

Libertine -

immoral person

Lien -

legal claim until a debt on it is repaid

Limn -

paint, portray

Limp -

lacking strength, walking unevenly

Lionize -

treat as a famous person

Lithe -

bending, twisting

Loll -

rest, to sit or stand in a lazy way; hang (dog's tongue)

Lope -

move along with long strides

Loquacious -

talkative, garrulous

Lubricant -

substance that makes work easier

Lubricate -

put oil to make work easily

Lubricious -

lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery

Lucubrate -

write in scholarly fashion

Luculent -

easily understood, lucid, clear

Lugubrious -

mournful, excessively sad

Lull -

become quiet or less active

Lumber -

move in a clumsy/noisy way

Luminary -

star, light-giving body

Lurk -

be out of view ready to attack

Lustrous -

being bright, polished M

Macabre -

gruesome, suggesting death

Macerate -

make or become soft by soaking in water

Machination -

plot, scheme (esp. evil)

Maladroit -

tactless, clumsy

Malapropism -

misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)

Malevolence -

wishing to do evil

Malign -

injurious, speak ill of somebody, tell lie

Malinger -

to fake illness or injury, in order to shirk a duty

Malleable -

yielding; easily shaped; moldable; adapting

Manacle -

chains for the hands or feet

Martial -

brave, of associated with war

Massacre -

cruel killing of a large number of people

Matriculation -

be admitted, enter a university as a student

Mature -

come to full development, to a state ready for use

Maudlin -

sentimental in a silly or tearful way

Maul -

hurt by rough handling

Maverick -

rebel, nonconformist

Mellifluous -

sweetly flowing

Mendacious -

false

Mendacity -

dishonesty

Mendicant -

a beggar

Mercurial -

quick, changeable in character, fleeting

Meretricious -

attractive on the surface but of little value

Mesmerize -

hypnotize

Meticulous -

giving great attention to details

Mettle -

quality of endurance or courage

Mettlesome -

courageous, high-spirited

Middling -

fairly good but not very good

Minatory -

menacing, threatening

Mince -

pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize

Misanthrope -

person who hates mankind

Mischievous -

harmful, causing mischief

Miser -

person who loves wealth and spends little

Misogynist -

one who hates women/females

Missile -

something that is thrown or shot

Mitigate -

make less severe or painful

Moderation -

quality of being limited, not extreme

Mollify -

make calmer or quieter

Molt -

moult, lose hair, feathers before new growing

Morbid -

diseased, unhealthy (e.g.. about ideas)

Morose -

ill-tempered, unsociable

Mortuary -

place where dead bodies are taken to be kept until burial

Muffler -

cloth worn round the neck/silencer

Multifarious -

varied, motley, greatly diversified

Mundane -

worldly as opposed to spiritual; commonplace, everyday

Myriad -

very great number N

Nadir -

lowest, weakest point

Nascent -

coming into existence, emerging

Nebulous -

cloud-like; hazy; vague; indistinct

Negligent -

taking too little care

Neophyte -

person who has been converted to a belief

Nexus -

a connection, tie, or link

Nibble -

show some inclination to accept (an offer)

Nice -

precise, sensitive to subtleness

Noisome -

offensive, disgusting (smell)

Nonchalant -

not having interest

Nonplused -

greatly surprised

Nostrum -

a quack remedy, an untested cure

Notion -

nominal, token

Noxious -

harmful

Nugatory -

trifling/worthless

Nullify -

make void and null

Numb -

without ability to feel or move

Numbness -

without ability to move a finger O

Obdurate -

hardened and unrepenting; stubborn, inflexible

Obfuscate -

to darken, make obscure, muddle

Oblivious -

unaware, having no memory

Obloquy -

abusively detractive language, sharp criticism, vituperation

Obsequious -

too eager to obey or serve

Obsolete -

no longer used

Obstreperous -

noisy, loud

Obtain -

to be established, accepted, or customary

Obtrusive -

projecting, prominent, undesirably noticeable

Obtuse -

blunt/stupid

Obviate -

to make unnecessary, get rid of

Occluded -

blocked up

Occult -

hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension

Odious -

repulsive, hateful

Odium -

contempt, dislike, aversion

Odor -

smell; favor; reputation

Officious -

too eager or ready to help, offer advice

Ominous -

threatening

Opaqueness -

dullness/not allowing light to pass through

Opprobrious -

showing scorn or reproach

Ossify -

to turn to bone; to settle rigidly into an idea

Ostensible -

seeming, appearing as such, professed

Ostentation -

display to obtain admiration or envy

Ostentatious -

fond of showing ostentation

Ostracism -

shut out from society, refuse to meet, talk

Ostrich -

fast-running bird unable to fly

Outset -

start

Overhaul -

examine thoroughly to learn about the condition

Overweening -

presumptuously arrogant, overbearing, immoderate, being a jerk

Overwhelm -

weigh down, submerge P

Paean -

song of praise or triumph

Palate -

roof of the mouth; sense of taste

Palatial -

magnificent

Palliate -

to make something appear less serious, to alleviate, to gloss over

Palpability -

can be felt, touched, understood

Palpitate -

tremble, beat rapidly and irregularly

Pan -

flat/zoom

Panegyric -

formal praise, eulogy

Paradigm -

a model, example, or pattern

Parenthesis -

sentence within another one, something separated

Pariah -

an outcast, a rejected and despised person

Parsimonious -

too economical, miserly

Partisan -

one-sided, committed to a party, biased or prejudiced

Patron -

regular customer; person who gives support

Paucity -

scarcity, a lacking of

Peccadillo -

small sin; small weakness in one's character

Pedantic -

bookish, showing off learning

Pedestrian -

commonplace, trite, unremarkable

Pellucid -

transparent, easy to understand

Penchant -

strong inclination, a liking

Penitent -

feeling or showing regret

Penurious -

poor/stingy

Penury -

extreme poverty

Peregrination -

traveling about, wandering

Peremptory -

urgent, imperative, unchallengeable, ending debate

Perennial -

lasting for a long time (e.g.. a year)

Perfidious -

treacherous, faithless

Perfidy -

treachery; breaking of faith

Perfunctory -

done as a duty without care

Perilous -

dangerous

Peripatetic -

wandering

Perish -

be destroyed; decay

Perjury -

willful false statement, unlawful act

Permeate -

spread into every part of

Pernicious -

harmful, injurious

Perpetrate -

be guilty; commit (a crime)

Persevere -

keep on steadily, continue

Personable -

pleasing in appearance, attractive

Perspicacity -

quick judging and understanding

Pertain -

belong as a part, have reference

Pest -

destructive thing or a person who is nuisance

Petrified -

taken away power (to think, feel, act)

Petrify -

to make hard, rocklike

Petrous -

like a rock, hard, stony

Petulant -

unreasonably impatient

Philistine -

a smug ignorant person; one who lacks knowledge

Phlegmatic -

calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional

Picaresque -

involving clever rogues or adventurers

Pied -

of mixed colors

Pinch -

be too tight, take between the thumb and finger

Pine -

waste away through sorrow or illness

Pious -

dutiful to parents; devoted to religion

Piquant -

agreeably pungent, stimulating

Pique -

hurt the pride or self-respect, stir (curiosity)

Pitfall -

covered hole as a trap, unsuspected danger

Pith -

essential part, force, soft liquid substance

Pivotal -

of great importance (others depend on it)

Placate -

soothe, pacify, calm

Plaintive -

mournful, melancholy, sorrowful

Plaque -

flat metal on a wall as a memorial

Platitude -

a trite or banal statement; unoriginality

Plea -

request

Plead -

address a court of law as an advocate

Plethora -

glut

Pliant -

pliable, easily bent, shaped or twisted

Plod -

continue doing something without resting

Pluck -

pull the feathers off, pick (e.g.. flowers)

Plumb -

get to the root of

Plummet -

fall, plunge, steeply

Plunge -

move quickly, suddenly and with force

Poignant -

deeply moving; keen

Poise -

be ready, be balanced, self-possession

Polemical -

controversial, argued

Poncho -

large piece of cloth

Ponderous -

heavy, bulky, dull

Portent -

omen; marvelous; threatening

Poseur -

someone taking on airs to impress others; a phony

Posture -

state, attitude; adopt a vain

Poverty -

state of being poor

Pragmatic -

practical, favoring utility

Precarious -

uncertain, risky, dangerous

Precept -

moral instruction

Precepts -

rules establishing standards of conduct

Precipitate -

throw something violently down from a height

Preclude -

prevent, make impossible

Precursory -

preliminary, anticipating

Predilection -

special liking, mental preference

Predominate -

have more power than others

Preempt -

obtain by preemption or in advance

Preen -

tidy/show self-satisfaction

Premature -

doing or happening something before the right time

Preponderance -

greatness in number, strength, weight

Presage -

warning sign

Presumption -

arrogance

Preternatural -

not normal or usual

Prevalent -

common

Prevaricate -

to equivocate, to stray from the truth

Prim -

neat; formal

Pristine -

primitive, unspoiled, pure, as in earlier times, unadulterated

Probity -

uprightness, incorruptibility, principle

Proclivity -

inclination

Procrast -

ination keeping on putting off

Prodigal -

wasteful, reckless with money

Prodigious -

enormous, wonderful

Profane -

worldly, having contempt for God

Profligacy -

shameless immorality

Profligate -

wasteful, prodigal, licentious, extravagant

Profundity -

depth

Profuse -

abundant/lavish

Proliferate -

grow, reproduce by rapid multiplication

Prolix -

tiring because too long

Prone -

prostrate; inclined to (undesirable things)

Propagation -

increasing the number, spreading, extending

Propinquity -

nearness in time or place, affinity of nature

Propitiate -

do something to take away the anger of

Propitiatory -

conciliatory, appeasing, mitigating

Propitious -

auspicious, presenting favorable circumstances

Prosaic -

everyday, mundane, commonplace, trite, pedestrian

Proscribe -

denounce as dangerous

Protracted -

prolonged

Provident -

frugal; looking to the future

Provisional -

of the present time only

Provoke -

make angry; vax

Prudence -

careful forethought

Prudish -

easily shocked, excessively modest

Prune -

dried plum, silly person

Pry -

get smth; inquire too curiously

Pucker -

wrinkle

Pugnacious -

fond of, in the habit of fighting

Puissance -

strength

Punch -

strike with the fist; tool for cutting holes; alc. drink

Punctilious -

precise, paying attention to trivialities

Pundit -

pedant, authority on a subject

Pungency -

sharpness; stinging quality

Purvey -

provide, supply

Pusillanimous -

cowardly, craven

Putrefaction -

becoming rotten

Pyre -

large pile of wood for burning Q

Quack -

person dishonestly claiming to smth

Quaff -

drink deeply

Quail -

lose courage, turn frightened

Qualm -

feeling of doubt, temporary feeling of sickness

Quandary -

state of doubt or perplexity

Quell -

suppress, subdue

Quibble -

try to avoid by sophistication

Quiescence -

state of being passive/motionless

Quiescent -

at rest, dormant, torpid

Quirk -

habit or action peculiar to somebody or smth

Quixotic -

generous, unselfish

Quotidian -

banal; everyday R

Rabble -

mob, crowd; the lower classes of populace

Raconteur -

person who tells anecdotes

Radiant -

bright, shining

Raffish -

low, vulgar, base, tawdry

Rail at -

find fault, utter reproaches

Ramify -

to be divided or subdivided; to branch out

Rancorous -

feeling bitterness, spitefulness

Rant -

use extravagant language

Rapacious -

greedy (especially for money)

Rarefy -

to make thin, to make less dense, to purify or refine

Rave -

act with excessive enthusiasm

Reactionary -

opposing progress

Rebuff -

snub

Recalcitrant -

disobedient

Recant -

take back as being false; give up

Recast -

cast or fashion anew

Recidivism -

relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior

Reciprocity -

granting of privileges in return for similar

Recital -

performance of music

Recluse -

person who lives alone and avoids people

Recompense -

make payment to; reward, punish

Reconcile -

settle a quarrel; restore peace

Recondite -

little known; abstruse

Recourse -

something turned to for help

Recreancy -

cowardice, a cowardly giving up

Recuperate -

become strong after illness, loss, exhaustion

Redeem -

get back by payment; compensate

Redemptive -

serving to redeem

Redoubtable -

formidable, causing fear

Refine -

make or become pure, cultural

Refractory -

stubborn, unmanageable, intractable

Refulgent -

shining, brilliant

Regale -

to delight or entertain; to feast

Regicide -

crime of killing a king

Reiterate -

say or do again several times

Rejuvenation -

becoming young in nature or appearance

Relapse -

fall back again

Relinquish -

give up

Reluctant -

unwilling or disinclined

Remonstrate -

to protest, object

Render -

deliver, provide, represent

Renovate -

restore something to better condition

Renowned -

celebrated, famous

Rent -

regular payment for the use of smth, division or split

Repast -

meal

Repel -

refuse to accept/cause dislike

Repine at -

be discontented with

Reproach -

scold, upbraid

Reprobate -

person hardened in sin; one devoid of decency

Repudiate -

disown, refuse to accept or pay

Repulsive -

causing a feeling of disgust

Requite -

repay, give in return

Rescind -

repeal/annul/cancel

Resigned -

unresisting, submissive

Resilience -

quality of quickly recovering the original shape

Resolve -

determine

Resort to -

frequently visit

Restive -

refusing to move; reluctant to be controlled

Resurrect -

bring back into use

Resuscitation -

coming back to consciousness

Retard -

check, hinder

Reticent -

reserved, untalkative, silent, taciturn

Revere -

have deep respect for

Reverent -

feeling or showing deep respect

Riddle -

puzzling person or thing

Rift -

split, crack, dissension

Rivet -

fix, take up, secure; metal pin

Roll call -

calling of names

Rope -

thick strong cord made by twisting

Rotund -

rich and deep; plump and round

Rubric -

heading, title, or category

Ruffian -

violent, cruel man

Rumple -

make rough S

Sagacious -

having sound judgment; perceptive, wise; like a sage

Salacious -

obscene

Salient -

prominent, protruding, conspicuous, highly relevant

Salubrious -

healthful

Salutary -

remedial, wholesome, causing improvement

Sanctimony -

self-righteousness, hypocritical, with false piety

Sanction -

approval (by authority); penalty

Sanguine -

cheerful, confident, optimistic

Sanity -

health of mind; soundness of judgement

Sap -

weaken

Sash -

long strip worn round the waist

Sate -

satiate

Satiate -

satisfy fully

Saturnine -

gloomy, dark, sullen, morose

Savant -

person of great learning

Savor -

taste, flavor smth

Sawdust -

tiny bits of wood

Scabbards -

heath for the blade

Scent -

smell (especially pleasant)

Scorch -

become discolored/dry up/go at high speed

Scribble -

write hastily

Scurvy -

mean, contemptible

Seal -

piece of wax, lead, etc stamped on the document

Secular -

material (not spiritual); living outside monasteries

Sedulous -

persevering

Seminal -

like a seed; constituting a source, originative

Sententious -

short and pithy, full of maxims/proverbs

Sequence -

succession, connected line of

Sere -

make hard and without feeling/mouldy flower.

Sermon -

reproving a person for his faults

Serrated -

having a toothed edge

Serration -

having a toothed edge

Servile -

like a slave, lacking independence

Sever -

break off

Severance -

severing

Shaft -

arrow or spear, something long and narrow

Shallow -

little depth; not earnest

Shard -

piece of broken earthenware

Sheath -

cover for the blade of a weapon or a tool

Shove -

push

Shrewd -

astute; showing sound judgement

Shrill -

sharp, piercing

Shun -

keep away from; avoid

Shunt -

send from one track to another; lay aside; evade discussion

Sidestep -

step to one side

Simper -

(give a) silly/self-conscious smile

Sinuous -

winding, undulating, serpentine

Skiff -

small boat

Skit -

short piece of humorous writing

Slack -

sluggish; dull; not tight

Slake -

to assuage, to satisfy, allay

Slate -

king of blue-grey stone; propose; criticize

Sluggard -

lazy, slow-moving person

Slur -

join sounds/words (indistinct)

Smolder -

burn slowly without flame

Snare -

trap

Snub -

treat with contempt

Soar -

rise, fly high

Sober -

self-controlled

Sobriety -

quality or condition of being sober

Sodden -

soaked, saturated

Soggy -

heavy with water

Solvent -

of the power of forming a solution

Somatic -

of the body

Soot -

black powder in smoke

Sophisticated -

complex, subtle, refined

Sophistry -

fallacious reasoning, faulty logic

Sophomoric -

self-assured though immature, affected, bombastic, overblown

Soporific -

producing sleep

Sordid -

wretched, comfortless, contemptible

Spear -

weapon with a metal point on a long shaft

Specious -

illogical, of questionable truth or merit

Splenetic -

bad-tempered, irritable

Splice -

join (two ends)

Sponge -

porous rubber for washing; live at once expense

Spurious -

false, counterfeit

Spurn -

have nothing to do; reject or refuse

Squalid -

foul, filthy

Squander -

spend wastefully

Squat -

crouch/settle without permission

Stanch -

to stop the flow of a fluid

Steeply -

rising or falling sharply

Stentorian -

extremely loud and powerful

Stickler -

person who insists on importance of smth

Stigma -

mark of shame or disgrace

Stigmatize -

describe somebody scornfully

Sting -

something sharp

Stingy -

spending, using unwillingly

Stint -

to be thrifty, to set limits

Stipple -

paint with dots

Stipulate -

state or put forward as a necessary condition

Stolid -

showing no emotion; impassive

Strands -

something twisted together into a rope, line of development

Stray -

wander, lose one's way

Streak -

long, thin; move very fast

Striated -

striped, grooved, or banded

Stride -

walk with long steps

Strut -

a supporting bar

Stygian -

hence, dark, gloomy

Stymie -

to hinder, obstruct, or block

Subdue -

overcome, bring under control

Sublime -

extreme; astounding

Submerge -

put under water, liquid, sink out of sight

Suborn -

induce by bribery or something to commit perjury

Subpoena -

written order requiring a person to appear in a low court

Substantiation -

giving facts to support (statement)

Subsume -

include under a rule

Succor -

assistance, relief in time of distress

Suffice -

be enough

Suffocate -

cause or have difficulty in breathing

Sullied -

to be stained or discredited

Summarily -

briefly; without delay

Sumptuous -

magnificent

Sundry -

various, miscellaneous, separate

Supercilious -

disdainful; characterized by haughty scorn

Superfluous -

more then is needed or wanted

Superimpose -

put something on the top

Supersede -

take the place of

Supine -

lying on the back; slow to act, passive

Suppliant -

asking humbly, beseeching

Supplicate -

make a humble petition to

Suppress -

prevent from being known; put an end to

Surcharge -

additional load/charge

Surfeit -

satiate, feed to fullness or to excess

Susceptibility -

sensitiveness

Sustain -

keep from falling; maintain; suffer; give a decision

Swerve -

change direction suddenly

Sycophant -

person who flatter to the rich and powerful

Synopsis -

summary or outline T

Taciturn -

untalkative, silent

Tadpole -

form of a frog when it leaves the egg

Talon -

claw of a bird of prey

Tamp -

tap or drive down by repeated light blows

Tamper -

interfere with

Tangential -

suddenly changeable

Tarnished -

lost brightness

Tassel -

bunch of threads

Taunt -

contemptuous reproach, hurtful remark

Taut -

tightly stretched

Tautology -

a repetition, a redundancy

Tawdry -

cheap, gaudy, showy, tacky

Tease -

annoy; puzzling question

Tedious -

tiresome

Tee -

total oppose to alcohol

Temerity -

boldness, brashness, intrepidness

Temperance -

abstinence from alcohol, self-control, moderation

Temperate -

showing self-control

Tenacity -

firmness, persistency, adhesiveness, tending to hang on

Tenuous -

insubstantial, flimsy, weak

Tepid -

lukewarm

Terse -

brief and to the point

Testiness -

witness/evidence

Thrift -

care, economy, thriving, prosperous

Thwart -

obstruct/frustrate

Timid -

shy, easily frightened

Timorous -

fearful, timid, afraid

Toady -

obsequious flatterer

Tolerable -

fairly good

Tonic -

something giving strength or energy

Topple -

be unsteady and overturn

Torment -

severe pain or suffering

Torpid -

sleeping, sluggish, lethargic, dormant

Torque -

twisting force causing rotation

Tortuous -

full of twists and bends

Tout -

person who worries others to buy smth, to use his service

Touting -

act as tout

Toy -

think not seriously, handle absent-mindedly

Tractable -

easily controlled or guided

Transgress -

break, go beyond (a limit)

Transient - temporary, fleeting

Transitory - brief

Travesty - parody/imitation

Trenchant - forceful, effective, vigorous; extremely perceptive, incisive

Trend - tendency, general direction

Trepidation - alarm, excited state of mind

Trickle - flow in drops

Trifling - unimportant

Trite - not new

Truce - (agreement) stop of fighting for a time

Truculence - aggressiveness, ferocity

Trudge - walk heavily

Turbid - muddy, having the sediment stirred up

Turbulence - being uncontrolled, violent

Turgid - excessively ornate; swollen or bloated

Turmoil - trouble, disturbance

Turpitude - wickedness, shamefulness

Turquoise - greenish-blue precious stone

Tyro - rookie, beginner U

Ubiquitous - present everywhere

Ulterior - situated beyond

Umbrage - offense, resentment

Uncouth - rough, awkward

Underbid - make a lower bid then somebody else

Undermine - weaken gradually, at the base, make something under

Undulate - to move in wavelike fashion, fluctuate

Unearth - discover and bring to light

Unencumbered - easy-going, trifle

Unfeigned - not pretended, sincere

Unscathed - unharmed, unhurt

Untoward - unfortunate, inconvenient

Upbraid - scold, reproach

Urbane - elegant, refined in manners V

Vacillation - being uncertain, hesitating

Vagary - strange act or idea

Vain - without use, result; conceited

Valiant - brave

Valorous - brave

Vanquish - conquer

Vapor - steam, mist

Veer - change direction

Venal - ready to do something dishonest

Veneer - surface appearance covering the true nature

Veneration - regard with deep respect

Veracity - truth

Verdant - fresh and green

Verisimilitude - appearing true or real

Veritable - real, rightly named

Verve - spirit, vigor, enthusiasm

Vestige - trace or sign

Vex - annoy, distress, trouble

Vigilance - watchfulness, self-appointed group who maintain order

Vigilant - member of a vigilance committee

Vigorous - strong, energetic

Vilify - slander, say evil things

Vindictive - having a desire to revenge

Virago - a loud, domineering woman; a scold or nag

Visceral - of the internal organs of the body

Viscous - sticky/semi-fluid

Vitiate - lower the quality; weaken the strength

Vituperate - curse, abuse in words

Vivacious - lively, high-spirited

Volatile - changeable, inconstant, fickle, unstable, explosive

Volubility - fluency, verbosity, easy use of spoken language

Voluble - fluent

voluminous - occupying much space W

Waffle - talk vaguely and without much result

Waft - scent, waving movement; carry lightly through

Wag - merry person

Wage - payment, carry on, engage in (war)

Warmonger - person who stirs up war

Warp - become bent

Warrant - authority, written order, guarantee

Wary - cautious

Wean - to turn away (from a habit)

Weave - make (threads) into cloth

Weigh - measure hoe heavy something is

Welter - turmoil; a bewildering jumble

Wend - to go, proceed

Whimsical - full of odd and fanciful ideas

Wince - show bodily or mental pain

Writ - written order Y

Woo - try to win love

Yarn - tale, story; fibers for knitting

Zealot - fanatic
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