V - to abolish, do away with, or annul, esp by authority.
N - a piece of wood or stone beneath a door; a doorway entrance; the place or point of beginning the outset; the point that must be exceeded to begin producing a given effect or result to elicit a response.
V - to bet (an original wager and its winnings) on a subsequent event, to maneuver (an asset) to great advantage.
"He _____ his small investment into a large fortune."
V - to reject the validity or authority of; to reject strongly as false or unjust; to refuse to recognize or pay, to disown (as a child).
Adj - required, essential.
N - something indispensable; a requirement.
Adj - suggesting the horror of death and decay; gruesome.
N - one who tells and anecdotes with skill and wit.
V (intr) - to express opinions or judgments in a dogmatic way.
N - exaltation of divine rank or stature; deification; elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification. An exalted or glorified example. (the _____ of courage).
Adj - flushed with rosy color; ruddy; very ornate; flowery, healthy; baroque, extravagant. (Doesn't directly describe a person).
Adj - intended to delay ; tending to postpone or lacking promptness, due to procrastination, or indifference. (________ in his work habits).
V - to calm in temper feeling; soothe, pacify; to lessen in intensity; to reduce the rigidity of; soften.
Adj - softening and soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying.
Adj - effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial; favorable to health; wholesome.In
V - to win over by coaxing; flattery or artful talk; to obtain by cajolery.
Adj - using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word.
V - to serve as an omen or warning of presage (black clouds that ______ a storm) to indicate by prediction; to forecast (economic indicators that _____ a recession).
Adj - foreboding, full of unspecific-able significable, exciting wonder and awe, marked by pompousness, pretentiously, weighly.
V - to press out, drain off, or remove by or as if by milking; to obtain money or benefits from, in order to achieve personal gain; exploit.
V - to cause to do gently and smoothly through the air or over water, to drfit.
V - to father, sire, to cause, to exist of occur; to produce.
N - constraint by threat, coercion (confessed under _______) in law, illegal ____ - forcible confinement.
N - the sensation of dizziness; an instance of such a sensation; a confused, disoriented state of mind.
Adj - turning about in an axis, revolving or whirling, affected by or tending to produce vertigo, dizzy, inclined to change quickly, unstable.
N - an object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, esp. one associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence, an abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment, a fixation.
Adj - prepared for a given day, most recent, current.
Adj - pompous or bombastic speech or expression.
Adj - pleasing to the ear; melodious; having a soothing agreeable quality.
V - to reduce the length of (a written text) condense, to cut short, curtail.
V - to deflect or ward off, to deflect, evade or avoid with skill.
N - a secret group of conspirators, a clique, a faction, a sect.
N - Unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story, a hoax, a ruse or fraud.
Adj - exhausted, lacking vitality, lethargic, weary, marked by self-indulgence, triviality or decadence.
Adj - the gray or white with age, ancient, stale, old.
Adj - extravagant, complex, or bizarre; esp: in ornamentation, elaborately, boldly, or flamboyantly, decorative, relating to a style in art, architecture, and music developed in Europe from 1800s-1850s.
Adj - generous, magnanimous, charitable, upright.
N - enthusiastic vigor, or liveliness, vivacity, distinctively elegant style or flair.
V - to command or urge solemnly, and earnestly, to retreat.
N - an earnest or solemn appeal.
N - one who adheres strictly to the rules; a disciplinarian, or despot.
N - keen perception
Adj - having the power to perceive keenly and readily.
N - the condition of being temporarily set aside, a suspension or delay (held the plan in _______).
V - to declare false; to deny; to contradict, con-traverse, dis-affirm, traverse, (to ______ the evidence).
N - gross immorality or injustice, wickedness, sin.
Adj - lacking adult maturity or experience; immature.
Adj - scornfully or cynically mocking; sarcastic; satirical, mordant.
N - a seer or prophet, a soothsayer.
V - (tr) - to predict, esp, from signs or omens; to foretell, to serve as an omen of (friends that _____ change in society).
(Intr) - to make predictions from signs or omens to be a sign or omen (a smooth dress rehearsal ____ well for the play).
Adj - walking about or from place to place traveling on foot wandering.
Adj - plowed but left unseeded during a growthy season, characterized by ingenuity.
N - work, esp when arduous; toil, tribulations, or agony, anguish.
V - (intr) - to work strenuously; to toil.
N - a specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group, esp; criminals, jargon, dialect.
V - to tear or wear off the skin of to abrade, to censure strongly or denounce.
V - to cast overboard or off; to discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome.
Adj - in medicine, tending to draw together or constrict body tissue; styptic
sharp and penetrating, pungent or sever (astringent remarks).
V - to base or establish ( a statement or action - I ________ my argument on the facts), to carry the connotation of, to imply, to proclaim, declare or assert as an attribution or quality of something. (His sermon _______ that materialism is a form of greed).
N - a partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference, a bias, a leaning, a penchant, a proactivity, a propensity.
Adj - completely such, thorough going ( the ______ luxury).
Adj - roving, especially in search of adventure (of the cruise ship) straying from the proper course or standards (knights ____) (_______ youngster).
--wandering outside the established limits (______ lambs)
--aimless or irregular in motion (an ____ afternoon breeze).
V - to run or ride at a steady; easy gait, to joy.
N - a riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun; a paradoxical, insoluble or difficult problem; a puzzling dilemma.
V - to dry out; to preserve (as in foods) by removing the moisture.
Adj - careful, cautious, wary, circumspect.
Adj - complete in all respects unlimited or full (a diplomat with ________ powers) fully attended by all qualified members (a ______ session of the council).
Adj - occuring during the day, happening everyday, daily.
N - a dazzling success, acclaim, great brilliance.
V - to rip up by the roots; to abolish, annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, to remove by surgery (______ drug use).
N - deliberate breach of faith; calculated violation of trust; treachery.
N - an abrupt, unintended transition in style from the exalted to the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect, an anti-climax, insincere or grossly, sentimental pathos, banality, triteness.
Adj - excessively or insincerely emotional or sentimental, maudlin, malokish, soppy, schmaltzy, mushy.
N - listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom.
N - a rapid outburst, spray of gunfire, fired simultaneously, or in rapid succession, a barrage, as of insult.
N - a privilege or perk that goes along with a job, gratuity, benefit, advantage.
V - to habituate to something undesirable; esp. prolonged subjection; to get used to, to accustom, (she _____ herself to their insults).
Adj - having or displaying an other worldly, magical or fairylike, aspect or quality (a ____ look) having visionary power, clairvoyant.
Adj - having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended, muddy, heavy, dark or defense, as a smoke or fog.
Adj - terse and energetic; in expression; pithy; abounding in aphorisms; given to pompous moralizing.
N - honesty; uprightness; integrity; decency; virtue.
V - to tear or wear off the skin of, to abrade, to censure strongly or denounce.
(to or for) - N - a natural propensity or inclination; predisposition, tendency, penchant.
N - a difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement a confused or complicated disagreement; a confused heap; a tangle.
Adj - infamous by the way of being extremely wicked despicable, reprehensible.
N - the incarnation of a Hindu deity, esp. Vishnu, in human or animal form; an embodiment, as of a quality or concept, an archetype (the very ____ of cunning).
V - to collide or strike (sound waves _______ on the eardrum).
--to encroach, intrude, trespass, (don't ______ on my privacy).
--to encroach upon (without _____ the liberties of our society).
Adj - tasting for a markedly brief time living or lasting only for a day; transient, temporary.
N - an unfavorable or damaging remark; slander, the act of defaming or slandering.
V - to make slender, fine or small (the drought ____ the river) to reduce in force, value, degree, or amount; weaken. ---the medicine ____ the fever's effect)
Adj - marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan (a _______ account of the recent election)
N - a procession of riders or horse - drawn carriages, a ceremonial procession or display; a succession, series or cluster lot something positive.
N - a dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge (connotes lacking professional skill); a lower of the fine arts; a connoisseur.
Adj - superficial; amateurish.
Adj - of relating to or limited by time, of or relating to the material world, testing only for a time, not eternal; passing.
V - to make (an offense or crime) seem less serious; extenuate, to make less severe or intense, to mitigate, to relieve the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
Adj - tending or serving to palliate, relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disorder without effecting a cure, analgesic.
Adj - given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive accusations; expressed in defamatory or libelous language.
N - an area of low-lying soggy ground; something that hinders engulf, or overwhelms, a quagmire.
N - one born of, begotten by, or derived from another or a descendants; a scion, a result of a creative effort; a product.
N - the standard native language of a country or locality; dialect the everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from literary language; the idiom of a trade or profession.
Adj - relying on or derived from observation or experiment (empirical evidence).
Adj - light and insubstantial; intangible; delicate, heavenly, spiritual.
N - the fidelity owned by a vassal.
V - to stray from or evade the truth; equivocate, to dither or stall.
N - a rude, boorish person, a miserly person; a medieval English peasant (a tree person of the lowest class).
Adj - boorish and vulgar, having a bad disposition; surly.
Adj - marked by disrespectful levity or casualness, pert, frivolous, glib.
N - one having no influence or value; a nonentity; an empty vessel, the mathematical symbol for zero.
V - to condescend to grant or bestow (a privilege), to deign.
N - a medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy. A favorite but untested remedy for problems or evils.
Adj - loud and resounding (______ bells): expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive (the _____ sounds of a guitar).
N - grandiloquent, pompous speech or writing; bravado; bluster.
Adj - using characterized by or fond of high-sounding but unimportant or silly language, pompous, grandiloquent.
N - a change or variation, the quality of being changeable mutability.
N - the point or support on which a lever pivots; a prop or support, an agent/means of existing vital powers (influence, pressure).
Adj - tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly causing greater, harm, destructive; insidious.
(out) - V - to supplement with great effort, to get with great effort or strain (_____ out a living by working two jobs).
--to make (a supply) last by practicing economy.
N - the extent or range of function, power or competence, scope, range of vision, comprehension or experiences, an outlook.
Adj - in an initial or early stage incipient, imperfectly formed or developed, embryionic (a vague, _______ idea).
Adj - constituting or amount to a whole, total (______ sales)
N - a total considered with reference to its constituent parts, a gross amount.
V - to gather into a mass, sum or whole, to amount or total.
N - a song of joyful praise or exultation; a fervent expression of joy or praise (the art was a ____ to paganism.)
Adj - appealing to or simulating sexual desire; lascivious, lustful, bady (the media played up the scandal's ______ details).
N - an inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence; a statement that does not follow logically from what preceded.
Adj - belonging to childhood; juvenile, immature, childish, infantile.
V - to renounce under oath, forswear; to recent solemnity, repudiate (_____ one's belief).
to give up (an action or practice); to abstain from (the celebrity ____ all perks and insisted on being treated like everyone else).
N - a literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom.
N - a splendid or striking array; a display (a ____ of colorful flags). ceremonial attire with all accessories (portrait of the general in full _____) something that covers and protects.
N - bearing or manner esp. as it reveals an inner state of mind, an outer appearance or aspect.
Adj - filled with or expressing grief, mournful, woeful, dejected, despondent, causing grief (a ________ loss).
Adj - of relating to or characteristic of a person.
N - untruthfulness; a lie; a falsehood; deceit; deception.
Adj - lying, unfaithful (a mendacious child), false, dishonest.
N - an organism consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic compositions, produced as a result of transplant; grafting, or genetic engineering; in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing, she-monster usually represented as a composite of a lion, goat, and serpent. A fanciful mental illusion or fabrication.
V - (intr) - to reside or stay temporarily.
N - a temporary stay, a brief period of residence.
N - a low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure, such as a roof or balcony. An embankment, protecting, soldiers from enemy fire; a bulwark.
Adj - having or suggesting a calm, sluggish, temperament, unemotional, apathetic.
N - a plausible but misleading or fallacious argument.
Adj - apparently sound but really fallacious, spacious.
N - great personal dishonor or humiliation. Shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character.
Adj - marked by shame or disgrace, deserving disgrace or shame, despicable, degrading, debasing.
Adj - showing sophisticated elegance; fashionable, (a ____ little club), well-groomed; polished (the ____ actor).
Adj - characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; serious, sober, (the ______ organization) fixed; permanent (there is nothing _____ in this universe).
V - to count, compute, or calculate, (______ the costs) to consider as being; to regard.
(intr) - to rely with confident expectancy (she_____ on finding). N - the act of counting or computing an itemized bill or statement of a sum due, a settlement.
N - cheerful willingness; eagerness, speed or quickness; celerity,
V - (intr) - to take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily, to advance beyond proper or former limits.
N - an extravagant or erratic notion or action. (often used in the plural).
V - (tr/intr) - to boast, crow, or brag, suggesting ostentatiousness.
N - a boastful remark, speech or extravagant self-praise.
Adj - very humid and hot (sultry August weather).
expressing or arousing desire (a sultry look, a sultry voice)
extremely hot; torrid (the sultry desert sand).
V - to attack from all sides ; to trouble persistently; harass, beleaguer; to hem in, surround, to stud, as with jewel.
N - a woman who is the eldest/senior member of a group.
N - an authoritative command; an urgent request. (I called the office at the behest of my supervisor).
Adj - precisely meaningful; forceful and brief, terse, curt, succinct.
Adj - having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous; miscellaneous; having many colors, variegated. (a motley crew/a motley tunic).
Adj - cowardly and malicious; base; dishonorable; reprehensible.
N - a victory that is offset by staggering losses.
V - (tr) - to mock at or treat with derision, to eat (food) quickly and greedily (slang),
(intr) - to show or express derision or scorn.
N - one who habitually violates the law or fails to answer court summonses.
N - a grain or quantity of grains used for grinding.
to coax by flattery; to cajole
a fixed and regular payment
grist for the mill
something that can be used to advantage
to inspire with, to captivate the affections of
to have or present the often false appearance of being or attending; to profess; to have the intention of doing
assumed to be such; supposed; ostensible; alleged
being truly so called; real or genuine; authentic; absolute
to muddle or stupefy
shining brilliantly, resplendent, bright
hunted animal; a prey' hunted animals considered as a group; garne; an object of pursuit
incapable of being overcome or subdued; unconquerable; resolute; doughty
having relatively high resistance to flow; sticky; viscid
to invalidate, to counteract for or the effectiveness of
having no legal force; invalid; of no consequence, effect, or value; insignificant; amounting to nothing
of no importance or relevance; inconsequential; having no material body or form
a vague feeling of bodily discomfort, a general of sense of unease or depression
keenness of insight and judgment
of or resembling a serpent in form of movement; sinuous, subtly sly and tempting; circuitous; indirect
having numerous overlapping coils or folds; overly complicated, intricate, or elaborate; tortuous
invigorating or refreshing, strengthening
a source of harm or ruin, an opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome, one that inflicts retribution or vengeance
a gradual, often unconscious process of absorption or learning.
N - a state or feeling of weariness; diminished energy or listlessness; lethargy
N - an easily deceived person; a person who functions as the tool of another person or power.
V - to deceive
N - the pouring of liquid offering as a religious ritual beverage, esp. one that is intoxicating.
N - swift witty reply, conversation marked by the exchange of witty remarks.
V - to pierce with or as if with a pointed weapons to impale, to render motionless, as with terror, amazement.
Adj - lacking liveliness, animation, or interest, dull lacking or flavor; flat.
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