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Low Frequency SAT (2700 Words)

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bureaucracy...synonym: government paperwork or administration; nonelective government officials

abduct...synonym: kidnap; take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

aberration...synonym: deviation; a state or condition markedly different from the norm

abrasion...synonym: scrape; an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

abstinence...synonym: denial; the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

abyss...synonym: huge empty pit; a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)

actuate...synonym: activate; put in motion or move to act

admirable...synonym: honorable; deserving of the highest esteem or admiration

adorn...synonym: decorate; make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

adventurous...synonym: risk taking; willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

afflict...synonym: hurt; cause great unhappiness for; distress

agitate...synonym: stir up; try to stir up public opinion

agitation...synonym: shaking; a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

agony...synonym: suffering; intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

ailment...synonym: sickness; an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

amulet...synonym: charm; a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

anguish...synonym: suffering; extreme mental distress

annexation...synonym: adding; incorporation by joining or uniting

anoint...synonym: bless; choose by or as if by divine intervention

anonymity...synonym: namelessness; the state of being anonymous

antic...synonym: joke; a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

apartheid...synonym: racial segregation; a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa

appall...synonym: shock; strike with disgust or revulsion

apprehend...synonym: understand; get the meaning of something

aptitude...synonym: ability; inherent ability

archetype...synonym: original model, earliest example; something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

arrears...synonym: debt; the state of being behind in payments

arroyo...synonym: small ravine; a stream or brook

ascent...synonym: rise; an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

ascribe...synonym: attribute; attribute or credit to

assent...synonym: agreement; agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

assertive...synonym: aggressive; aggressively self-assured

assimilate...synonym: absorb; take up mentally

astral...synonym: stellar; being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars

atrocity...synonym: cruelness; the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

attentive...synonym: concentrating; (often followed by `to’) giving care or attention

atypical...synonym: abnormal; not representative of a group, class, or type

auspice...synonym: sign; a favorable omen

azure...synonym: bright blue; color azure

backlash...synonym: reaction; come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

baffle...synonym: confuse; be a mystery or bewildering to

bane...synonym: misery; something causing misery or death

bankrupt...synonym: ruin; reduce to bankruptcy

banter...synonym: teasing; light teasing repartee

barren...synonym: waste; an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

barter...synonym: negotiate; exchange goods without involving money

bask...synonym: enjoy; derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

beget...synonym: generate; make children

bequest...synonym: legacy; (law) a gift of personal property by will

bespeak...synonym: indicate; be a signal for or a symptom of

blatant...synonym: obvious; without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

bleak...synonym: grim; offering little or no hope

blight...synonym: plague; cause to suffer a blight

blunder...synonym: mistake; an embarrassing mistake

bode...synonym: predict; dwell

bonanza...synonym: stroke of good fortune; an especially rich vein of precious ore

boomerang...synonym: rebound; return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang

brisk...synonym: lively; quick and energetic

bromide...synonym: hackneyed phrase; any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs

byzantine...synonym: complex; a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire

cadence...synonym: rhythm; (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

cannibal...synonym: man eater; a person who eats human flesh

caprice...synonym: impulse; a sudden desire

carcass...synonym: corpse; the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

caress...synonym: touch; touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

carnage...synonym: massacre; the savage and excessive killing of many people

caste...synonym: class; social status or position conferred by a system based on class

categorical...synonym: unconditional; relating to or included in a category or categories

chameleon...synonym: one capable of transforming; a changeable or inconstant person

charisma...synonym: personal appeal; a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others

charismatic...synonym: appealing; possessing an extraordinary ability to attract

chisel...synonym: tool; an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

circumvent...synonym: go around; surround so as to force to give up

citadel...synonym: protection; a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

clientele...synonym: customers; customers collectively

clumsy...synonym: awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture

coax...synonym: entice; influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

codify...synonym: classify; organize into a code or system, such as a body of law

coerce...synonym: force; (/)

cohesion...synonym: coherence; the state of cohering or sticking together

collate...synonym: sort; compare critically; of texts

combatant...synonym: fighter; engaging in or ready for combat

combustible...synonym: capable of catching fire; a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power

commonplace...synonym: normal; a trite or obvious remark

communicable...synonym: catching; (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

compulsion...synonym: uncontrollable desire; an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid

conceivable...synonym: possible; capable of being imagined

concomitant...synonym: concurring; an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

conducive...synonym: favorable; tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

confiscate...synonym: take; take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

confluence...synonym: flowing together; a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)

conjure...synonym: call forth; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

conservatism...synonym: traditionalism; a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

conspire...synonym: plot; engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

contagious...synonym: catching; easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

corollary...synonym: natural consequence; a practical consequence that follows naturally

corrugate...synonym: crease; fold into ridges

counterfeit...synonym: fake; make a copy of with the intent to deceive

courteous...synonym: gracious; exhibiting courtesy and politeness

covet...synonym: desire; wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

coy...synonym: overmodest; affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

crafty...synonym: tricky; marked by skill in deception

crossfire...synonym: lines of gunfire that cross; a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions

crux...synonym: key moment or issue; a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus

cubicle...synonym: cell; small room in which a monk or nun lives

culvert...synonym: ditch; a transverse and totally enclosed drain under a road or railway

cunning...synonym: tricky; shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

dampen...synonym: discourage; smother or suppress

daredevil...synonym: thrill seeker; a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

deceit...synonym: trick; the quality of being fraudulent

deceptive...synonym: lying; causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true

decoy...synonym: lure; lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

deflect...synonym: bounce off; prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

delimit...synonym: restrict; determine the essential quality of

delve...synonym: dig; turn up, loosen, or remove earth

derail...synonym: run off course; cause to run off the tracks

despise...synonym: hate; look down on with disdain

detachment...synonym: withdrawal; avoiding emotional involvement

devoid...synonym: lacking; completely wanting or lacking

devotee...synonym: fan; an ardent follower and admirer

devour...synonym: eat; destroy completely

dinghy...synonym: small boat; a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

disarm...synonym: cause to relax; take away one's weapons; remove offensive capability from

discontent...synonym: unhappy; a longing for something better than the present situation

discontinuity...synonym: break; lack of connection or continuity

dismal...synonym: depressing; causing dejection

dismay...synonym: disheartenment; the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

dissatisfy...synonym: leave discontented; fail to satisfy

distrust...synonym: suspect; regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

divergence...synonym: difference; the act of moving away in different direction from a common point

dole...synonym: distribute; a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

dossier...synonym: file; a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person’s record)

downright...synonym: thoroughly; thoroughgoing

drench...synonym: soak; drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

drone...synonym: monotone; stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen

dysfunctional...synonym: not working correctly; impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ

eccentric...synonym: bizarre; conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

eerie...synonym: scary; suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious

electrify...synonym: excite; excite suddenly and intensely

elixir...synonym: remedy; a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste

elliptical...synonym: oval shaped; rounded like an egg

elongate...synonym: make longer; make long or longer by pulling and stretching

embargo...synonym: ban; a government order imposing a trade barrier

embellishment...synonym: decoration; elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

enclave...synonym: enclosed region; an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

engross...synonym: fascinate; devote (oneself) fully to

entice...synonym: attract; provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

entomology...synonym: the study of insects; the branch of zoology that studies insects

envelop...synonym: wrap; enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

equinox...synonym: the date on which day and night are equally long; either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator and day and night are of equal length

erupt...synonym: break out; start abruptly

escalation...synonym: increase to climax; an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

ethos...synonym: moral philosophy; (anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era

evade...synonym: avoid; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

evaporate...synonym: dry up; lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

excavate...synonym: dig up; recover through digging

exhibitionist...synonym: attention seeker; someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals

expatriate...synonym: emigrant; expel from a country

extinct...synonym: no longer in existence; no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives

extinguish...synonym: put out; put an end to; kill

extrude...synonym: squeeze out; form or shape by forcing through an opening

facade...synonym: appearance; the face or front of a building

fad...synonym: latest fashion; an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

faddish...synonym: fashionable; intensely fashionable for a short time

fallacy...synonym: false belief; a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

famine...synonym: food shortage; an acute insufficiency

fanfare...synonym: flashy display; a gaudy outward display

fascination...synonym: interest; the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

fathom...synonym: understand; come to understand

feeble...synonym: not strong; pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

felicity...synonym: happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

feral...synonym: savage; wild and menacing

feud...synonym: bitter conflict; carry out a feud

figurative...synonym: nonliteral; (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech

flounder...synonym: struggle; walk with great difficulty

fluke...synonym: by accident; a stroke of luck

fodder...synonym: animal feed; give fodder (to domesticated animals)

foreseeable...synonym: predictable; capable of being anticipated

formidable...synonym: impressive; extremely impressive in strength or excellence

forsake...synonym: abandon; leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

fragrant...synonym: nice smelling; pleasant-smelling

fray...synonym: fight; wear away by rubbing

fresco...synonym: painting on plaster; paint onto wet plaster on a wall

frugal...synonym: saving; avoiding waste

gait...synonym: walk; the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

gape...synonym: stare; look with amazement; look stupidly

garnish...synonym: decorate; take a debtor’s wages on legal orders, such as for child support

gaseous...synonym: gassy; existing as or having characteristics of a gas

gentry...synonym: high class; the most powerful members of a society

glacial...synonym: frozen; relating to or derived from a glacier

glib...synonym: smooth talking; marked by lack of intellectual depth

glorify...synonym: praise; praise, glorify, or honor

grapple...synonym: contend; come to terms with

gripe...synonym: complain; informal terms for objecting

grisly...synonym: grim; shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

groundbreaking...synonym: pioneering; the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

grouse...synonym: complaint; hunt grouse

grudge...synonym: resentment; a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

guise...synonym: appearance; an artful or simulated semblance

habitual...synonym: usual; commonly used or practiced; usual

hangar...synonym: structure for housing airplanes; a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained

hapless...synonym: unfortunate; deserving or inciting pity

harmonious...synonym: in agreement; musically pleasing

hearth...synonym: floor of a fireplace; an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

hectic...synonym: frantic; marked by intense agitation or emotion

hereditary...synonym: inherited; occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

hesitation...synonym: delay; indecision in speech or action

hitherto...synonym: earlier; used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

homage...synonym: respect; respectful deference

horrify...synonym: alarm; fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

humiliate...synonym: shame; cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

hysterical...synonym: upset; characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria

imaginable...synonym: believable; capable of being imagined

imitate...synonym: copy; reproduce someone’s behavior or looks

immaculate...synonym: spotless; completely neat and clean

immature...synonym: young; characteristic of a lack of maturity

immerse...synonym: plunge; thrust or throw into

impatient...synonym: eager; restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

impeach...synonym: accuse; challenge the honesty or veracity of

impediment...synonym: obstruction; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

impend...synonym: be about to happen; be imminent or about to happen

imperfection...synonym: flaw; the state or an instance of being imperfect

impetus...synonym: stimulus; a force that moves something along

impoverish...synonym: make poor; make poor

impractical...synonym: not practical or realistic; not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters

improvise...synonym: perform without preparation; perform without preparation

improvise...synonym: make up; perform without preparation

impurity...synonym: contaminant; worthless or dangerous material that should be removed

inaccessible...synonym: unreachable; capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all

inaugurate...synonym: begin; commence officially

inbreeding...synonym: breed within a group; the act of mating closely related individuals

inclination...synonym: tendency; an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

incubate...synonym: hatch; grow under conditions that promote development

inefficient...synonym: wasteful; not producing desired results; wasteful

infest...synonym: to inhabit, to overrun; invade in great numbers

infidel...synonym: pagan; a person who does not acknowledge your god

infiltrate...synonym: get in; cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices

influx...synonym: flow; the process of flowing in

infuse...synonym: steep, soak; teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

inscribe...synonym: engrave; carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

insecure...synonym: uncertain; not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way

insecurity...synonym: doubt; the state of being subject to danger or injury

insensitive...synonym: numb; not responsive to physical stimuli

insignificant...synonym: not important; not worthy of notice

instill...synonym: impart; impart gradually

instinctive...synonym: natural; unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct

interplay...synonym: interaction; reciprocal action and reaction

intimacy...synonym: closeness; close or warm friendship

intimidation...synonym: methods used to scare; the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

intrusive...synonym: invading; tending to intrude (especially upon privacy)

invariable...synonym: regular; not liable to or capable of change

inventive...synonym: imaginative; (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action

invincible...synonym: unbeatable; incapable of being overcome or subdued

irresponsible...synonym: careless; showing lack of care for consequences

irrevocable...synonym: impossible to undo; incapable of being retracted or revoked

irrigate...synonym: water; supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

iterate...synonym: repeat; to say, state, or perform again

jeopardy...synonym: danger; a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

jest...synonym: joke; tell a joke; speak humorously

justifiable...synonym: reasonable; capable of being justified

kindred...synonym: family; similar in quality or character

knoll...synonym: small hill; a small natural hill

kudos...synonym: praise; an expression of approval and commendation

lair...synonym: den; the habitation of wild animals

landslide...synonym: great victory; an overwhelming electoral victory

legible...synonym: readable; (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered

lineage...synonym: ancestry; the descendants of one individual

literate...synonym: able to read and write; able to read and write

longing...synonym: desire; prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

lubricate...synonym: oil; have lubricating properties

lullaby...synonym: cradlesong; a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep

luster...synonym: shine; a quality that outshines the usual

marquee...synonym: large projecting sign; large and often sumptuous tent

maturation...synonym: growth, aging; coming to full development; becoming mature

meditate...synonym: think over; reflect deeply on a subject

melancholy...synonym: depressed; a feeling of thoughtful sadness

mellow...synonym: relax, ripen; soften, make mellow

mince...synonym: act with exaggerated primness; make less severe or harsh

mingle...synonym: blend; to bring or combine together or with something else

miraculous...synonym: marvelous; being or having the character of a miracle

misfortune...synonym: bad luck; unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

misguide...synonym: lead astray; lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

molten...synonym: melted; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

montage...synonym: collage; a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

mountainous...synonym: hilly; large; having hills and crags

multiplicity...synonym: variety; the property of being multiple

mythical...synonym: imaginary; based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity

necessitate...synonym: require; require as useful, just, or proper

negligent...synonym: careless; characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

nemesis...synonym: enemy; (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance

neutralize...synonym: make neutral; make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

nomenclature...synonym: terminology; a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

nuance...synonym: fine point; a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

nudge...synonym: prod; to push against gently

nutritious...synonym: healthy; of or providing nourishment

observable...synonym: apparent; capable of being seen or noticed

officiate...synonym: manage; act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding

omen...synonym: sign; a sign of something about to happen

ooze...synonym: emit; pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

opportunistic...synonym: profit-seeking; taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

oppress...synonym: suppress; come down on or keep down by unjust use of one’s authority

optician...synonym: lens maker; a worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision

originality...synonym: creativeness; the ability to think and act independently

orthodoxy...synonym: approved beliefs; the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)

oust...synonym: throw out; remove from a position or office

outskirt...synonym: fringe; a part of the city far removed from the center

ovation...synonym: clapping; enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

overthrow...synonym: defeat; cause the downfall of; of rulers

pang...synonym: pain; a sudden sharp feeling

parry...synonym: block; impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

patriarch...synonym: fatherly leader; title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)

patronage...synonym: support; the act of providing approval and support

penal...synonym: disciplinary; of or relating to punishment

perceptual...synonym: related to sensing; of or relating to the act of perceiving

periphery...synonym: outer boundary; the outside boundary or surface of something

perplex...synonym: confuse; be a mystery or bewildering to

persecute...synonym: oppress; cause to suffer

phenomenal...synonym: exceptional; of or relating to a phenomenon

phobia...synonym: fear; an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations

plunder...synonym: loot; take illegally; of intellectual property

poignant...synonym: emotionally affecting; arousing affect

postulate...synonym: suppose; maintain or assert

potable...synonym: drinkable; any liquid suitable for drinking

potion...synonym: magical liquid; a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage

precept...synonym: decree; rule of personal conduct

predatory...synonym: hunting, attacking; characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

profess...synonym: declare; practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

progeny...synonym: offspring; the immediate descendants of a person

prosperous...synonym: wealthy; in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

protagonist...synonym: main character; a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

psyche...synonym: mind; that which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

quail...synonym: feel alarm; draw back, as with fear or pain

quaint...synonym: old fashioned; strange in an interesting or pleasing way

quench...synonym: satisfy; satisfy (thirst)

quirk...synonym: odd feature; twist or curve abruptly

quirky...synonym: bizarre; informal terms; strikingly unconventional

quiver...synonym: shake; shake with fast, tremulous movements

ramification...synonym: branching; the act of branching out or dividing into branches

rapport...synonym: affinity; a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

rapture...synonym: ecstasy; a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

rationalize...synonym: justify; defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

ravage...synonym: destroy; (usually plural) a destructive action

reaffirm...synonym: assert again; affirm once again

rebut...synonym: disprove or contradict; overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

reciprocity...synonym: mutual effort; a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence

reconnaissance...synonym: spying; the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)

recourse...synonym: resort; act of turning to for assistance

rediscover...synonym: find again; discover again

redress...synonym: compensate; make reparations or amends for

regenerate...synonym: renew; reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

rehabilitate...synonym: cure; help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute

remission...synonym: forgiveness; temporary decrease; an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

reparation...synonym: compensation; compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury

reprise...synonym: do again; repeat an earlier theme of a composition

repute...synonym: esteem; look on as or consider

resemblance...synonym: similarity; similarity in appearance or external or superficial details

resentment...synonym: bitterness of feeling; a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

resilience...synonym: endurance; the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit

respite...synonym: time during which an activity is stopped; a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

restitution...synonym: compensation; a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

resurrect...synonym: revive; cause to become alive again

revolutionize...synonym: overturn; change radically

ridicule...synonym: make fun of; subject to laughter or ridicule

rivalry...synonym: competition; the act of competing as for profit or a prize

rubble...synonym: debris; the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

salient...synonym: noticeable; having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

scavenger...synonym: animal that feeds on dead matter; a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities

scour...synonym: scrub; examine minutely

segregate...synonym: categorize; separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation

sentimental...synonym: emotional; given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality

serene...synonym: calm; not agitated; without losing self-possession

sheathe...synonym: cover; cover with a protective sheathing

shroud...synonym: wrapping; cover as if with a shroud

shun...synonym: stay away; avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

simplistic...synonym: overly simple; characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity

sincerity...synonym: earnestness; an earnest and sincere feeling

singularity...synonym: uniqueness; the quality of being one of a kind

skepticism...synonym: doubt; doubt about the truth of something

slander...synonym: blame; charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

smirk...synonym: smug smile; smile affectedly or derisively

solitude...synonym: aloneness; a state of social isolation

sonnet...synonym: poem; a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme

sophistication...synonym: awareness; uplifting enlightenment

spar...synonym: box; furnish with spars

speculative...synonym: guessing; not financially safe or secure

stampede...synonym: rush; cause to run in panic

stipend...synonym: payment; a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose

stockpile...synonym: accumulate; have on hand

submerge...synonym: cause to sink; sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

succumb...synonym: give in; consent reluctantly

sundry...synonym: various; consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

superstition...synonym: belief in omens or magic; an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear

supremacy...synonym: domination; power to dominate or defeat

surrogate...synonym: substitute; someone who takes the place of another person

suture...synonym: stitching; join with a suture

symptomatic...synonym: indicative; characteristic or indicative of a disease

taint...synonym: contamination; the state of being contaminated

talon...synonym: nail; a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey

tangent...synonym: digression; a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point

tanner...synonym: one who turns hides into leather; a craftsman who tans skins and hides

taunt...synonym: make fun of; harass with persistent criticism or carping

temperate...synonym: calm; (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate

tempest...synonym: storm; a violent commotion or disturbance

tensile...synonym: related to tension; of or relating to tension

tether...synonym: fasten; tie with a tether

thicken...synonym: make thick; make thick or thicker

throwback...synonym: heritage; an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism

toil...synonym: work hard; work hard

tonic...synonym: strengthening medicine; lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

topography...synonym: landscape elevation; the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features

torment...synonym: abuse; torment emotionally or mentally

trample...synonym: walk over; tread or stomp heavily or roughly

tranquility...synonym: serenity; a disposition free from stress or emotion

treason...synonym: betrayal; a crime that undermines the offender’s government

treatise...synonym: study; a formal exposition

tremor...synonym: shaking; an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

tribulation...synonym: unhappiness; an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

troublesome...synonym: difficult; difficult to deal with

truce...synonym: cease fire; a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

trustworthy...synonym: dependable; worthy of trust or belief

tundra...synonym: arctic plains; a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen

tyrant...synonym: dictator; a cruel and oppressive dictator

unavoidable...synonym: certain; (/)

unconventional...synonym: abnormal; not conforming to accepted rules or standards

undiscovered...synonym: unknown; not discovered

uneasy...synonym: worried; lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

unidimensional...synonym: one-dimensional; relating to a single dimension or aspect; having no depth or scope

unjust...synonym: unfair; not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

unnatural...synonym: artificial; not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature

unobservable...synonym: impossible to observe; not accessible to direct observation

unqualified...synonym: not competent; not limited or restricted

unreliable...synonym: impossible to rely on; liable to be erroneous or misleading

unsettle...synonym: bother; disturb the composure of

unsuitable...synonym: inappropriate; not meant or adapted for a particular purpose

uprising...synonym: rebellion; organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

vacate...synonym: empty; leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

valor...synonym: bravery; the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

veer...synonym: swerve; turn sharply; change direction abruptly

verve...synonym: style; an energetic style

vigil...synonym: wakefulness; a period of sleeplessness

vignette...synonym: brief description; a brief literary description

vocation...synonym: profession; the particular occupation for which you are trained

waggish...synonym: kidding; witty or joking

wasteland...synonym: wilderness; an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

wean...synonym: detach gradually; gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother’s milk

whim...synonym: impulse; a sudden desire

wilt...synonym: droop; causing to become limp or drooping

wreak...synonym: cause; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

yearn...synonym: desire; desire strongly or persistently

yoke...synonym: bondage; fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment

zeal...synonym: enthusiasm; a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

abet...synonym: assist; assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

abode...synonym: residence; housing that someone is living in

abreast...synonym: alongside; alongside each other, facing in the same direction

absurdity...synonym: ridiculousness; a message whose content is at variance with reason

abut...synonym: border; lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

abysmal...synonym: bottomless; very great; limitless

accede...synonym: give in; yield to another’s wish or opinion

accentuate...synonym: emphasize; to stress, single out as important

acetic...synonym: vinegary; relating to or containing acetic acid

acuity...synonym: sharp sightedness; sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

acumen...synonym: insight; a tapering point

adage...synonym: proverb; a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

adamant...synonym: determined; impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

adherent...synonym: supporter or follower; someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

administrate...synonym: manage; work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

admonish...synonym: warn; admonish or counsel in terms of someone’s behavior

adoration...synonym: love; a feeling of profound love and admiration

affliction...synonym: suffering; a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity

agnostic...synonym: not believing; someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something

agrarian...synonym: agricultural; relating to rural matters

alight...synonym: perch; to come to rest, settle

alimony...synonym: support payment; court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

allusion...synonym: suggestion; passing reference or indirect mention

aloft...synonym: suggestion; at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship

amalgam...synonym: combination; an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams

amalgamate...synonym: combine; to bring or combine together or with something else

amalgamation...synonym: mixture; the combination of two or more commercial companies

amass...synonym: collect; collect or gather

ameliorate...synonym: improve; to make better

amenable...synonym: willing; disposed or willing to comply

amiable...synonym: friendly; disposed to please

amity...synonym: friendship; a cordial disposition

amnesia...synonym: memory loss; partial or total loss of memory

amorphous...synonym: shapeless; having no definite form or distinct shape

annihilate...synonym: destroy; kill in large numbers

antagonism...synonym: hostility; a state of deep-seated ill-will

antecedent...synonym: predecessor; someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

antiseptic...synonym: decontaminator; thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

antisocial...synonym: hostile; shunning contact with others

apogee...synonym: high point; a final climactic stage

apparition...synonym: specter; a ghostly appearing figure

appease...synonym: soothe; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

apportionment...synonym: parceling; the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

apropos...synonym: about; at an opportune time

arable...synonym: suitable for farming; (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

arbiter...synonym: judge; someone with the power to settle matters at will

arcane...synonym: secret; requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

archaic...synonym: out of date; so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

ardent...synonym: passionate; characterized by intense emotion

ardor...synonym: passion; a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

arduous...synonym: requiring great effort; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

aristocracy...synonym: nobility; a privileged class holding hereditary titles

arousal...synonym: excitement; the act of arousing

artifice...synonym: trick; a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

askew...synonym: crooked; turned or twisted to one side

assail...synonym: attack; attack someone physically or emotionally

astonishment...synonym: surprise; the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

astute...synonym: clever; marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

atrophy...synonym: wasting away; a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

attrition...synonym: gradual reduction; erosion by friction

aural...synonym: related to hearing; of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

aver...synonym: declare; report or maintain

averse...synonym: opposing; (usually followed by `to’) strongly opposed

backfire...synonym: reaction; come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect

backwater...synonym: stagnant situation; a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam

balk...synonym: resist; refuse to comply

barrage...synonym: assault; the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

bastion...synonym: support; a group that defends a principle

bedlam...synonym: chaos; a state of extreme confusion and disorder

befall...synonym: happen; become of; happen to

belated...synonym: late; after the expected or usual time; delayed

belie...synonym: contradict; be in contradiction with

believable...synonym: credible; capable of being believed

benefactor...synonym: helper; a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

bequeath...synonym: leave; leave or give by will after one’s death

bereaved...synonym: grieving; deprived through death

beseech...synonym: beg; ask for or request earnestly

beset...synonym: harass; annoy continually or chronically

besiege...synonym: surround; surround so as to force to give up

bewilder...synonym: confuse; be a mystery or bewildering to

bicker...synonym: argue; argue over petty things

bifurcate...synonym: separate into two branches; split or divide into two

bigot...synonym: prejudiced person; a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own

bigotry...synonym: prejudice; the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot

blanch...synonym: whiten; turn pale, as if in fear

blasphemy...synonym: swearing; blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)

botch...synonym: blunder; make a mess of, destroy or ruin

bough...synonym: branch; any of the larger branches of a tree

brawl...synonym: fight; to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

brazen...synonym: shameless; unrestrained by convention or propriety

brevity...synonym: briefness; the use of brief expressions

broach...synonym: open; bring up a topic for discussion

brunt...synonym: main impact; main force of a blow, etc.

bugle...synonym: musical horn; a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares

bullion...synonym: money; a mass of precious metal

bungle...synonym: mistake; make a mess of, destroy or ruin

buoyancy...synonym: lightness; cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface

buoyant...synonym: floaty; tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

burgeon...synonym: grow; grow and flourish

burnish...synonym: polish; polish and make shiny

buttress...synonym: support; reinforce with a buttress

bygone...synonym: past; past events to be put aside

byproduct...synonym: unintended result; a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

bystander...synonym: observer; a nonparticipant spectator

cabal...synonym: group; engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

cadaver...synonym: dead body; the dead body of a human being

callous...synonym: insensitive; emotionally hardened

candor...synonym: honesty; ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

cantata...synonym: choral composition; a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

canter...synonym: run; ride at a canter

canto...synonym: division of a poem; the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music

canvass...synonym: survey; get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

capricious...synonym: erratic; changeable

cardiologist...synonym: heart specialist; a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart

carnal...synonym: fleshly; marked by the appetites and passions of the body

carnivore...synonym: meat-eater; a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

cask...synonym: barrel; the quantity a cask will hold

catapult...synonym: fling; shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult

caulk...synonym: seal; seal with caulking

caustic...synonym: bitter; any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

cede...synonym: yield; give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

censure...synonym: criticism; harsh criticism or disapproval

chafe...synonym: scrape; become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

chagrin...synonym: humiliation; strong feelings of embarrassment

chalice...synonym: goblet; a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup

chaperon...synonym: supervisor; accompany as a chaperone

chasm...synonym: gap; a deep opening in the earth’s surface

clamor...synonym: shout; make loud demands

clandestine...synonym: secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

cleft...synonym: separated; a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

clemency...synonym: forgiveness; good weather with comfortable temperatures

clout...synonym: power; strike hard, especially with the fist

coalesce...synonym: blend; mix together different elements

coercive...synonym: forceful; serving or intended to coerce

cogent...synonym: convincing; powerfully persuasive

coincidental...synonym: chance; occurring or operating at the same time

collusion...synonym: conspiracy; secret agreement

commendable...synonym: honorable; worthy of high praise

commendation...synonym: praise; an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

complacency...synonym: contentedness; the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

complacent...synonym: self satisfied; contented to a fault with oneself or one’s actions

complicit...synonym: involved; participating, as if in wrongdoing

concave...synonym: curved; curving inward

concealment...synonym: hiding; the condition of being concealed or hidden

conceit...synonym: vanity; feelings of excessive pride

condescend...synonym: lower oneself; behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

congest...synonym: clog; become or cause to become obstructed

congregate...synonym: assemble; come together, usually for a purpose

conifer...synonym: plant producing cones; any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

connotation...synonym: suggestion; what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

consecrate...synonym: make holy; appoint to a clerical posts

conservationist...synonym: environmental activist; someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

consign...synonym: entrust; commit forever; commit irrevocably

consort...synonym: associate; keep company with; hang out with

conspirator...synonym: plotter; a member of a conspiracy

consumerism...synonym: attachment to material goods; the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial

consummate...synonym: accomplish; fulfill sexually

contravene...synonym: contradict; go against, as of rules and laws

contrive...synonym: bring about; make or work out a plan for; devise

conundrum...synonym: riddle; a difficult problem

convoluted...synonym: complicated; curl, wind, or twist together

copious...synonym: abundant; large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)

cordon...synonym: isolate; a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing

corroborate...synonym: confirm; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

countenance...synonym: appearance; the appearance conveyed by a person’s face

counterpoint...synonym: combining melodies; a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies

crass...synonym: rude; (of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility

credence...synonym: recognition; the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

credo...synonym: belief; any system of principles or beliefs

crevice...synonym: crack; a long narrow depression in a surface

cringe...synonym: recoil; draw back, as with fear or pain

crony...synonym: friend; a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

culmination...synonym: high point; a final climactic stage

culpable...synonym: blameful; deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

curative...synonym: healing; a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

cynicism...synonym: doubt; a cynical feeling of distrust

dabble...synonym: play around; dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

dainty...synonym: delicate; affectedly dainty or refined

debacle...synonym: disaster; a sudden and violent collapse

debilitate...synonym: weaken; make weak

debunk...synonym: discredit; expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

decadence...synonym: degeneration; the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

decadent...synonym: declining morally; marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

decimate...synonym: destroy; kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

decimation...synonym: destruction; destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)

decry...synonym: condemn; express strong disapproval of

deface...synonym: spoil the appearance; mar or spoil the appearance of

deference...synonym: respect; a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

defile...synonym: corrupt; place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

deflate...synonym: flatten; collapse by releasing contained air or gas

defray...synonym: pay for; bear the expenses of

deft...synonym: skilled; skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

defunct...synonym: no longer relevant; no longer in force or use; inactive

defuse...synonym: lessen the danger; remove the triggering device from

dehydrate...synonym: dry up; preserve by removing all water and liquids from

delectable...synonym: delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

deleterious...synonym: hurtful; harmful to living things

delicacy...synonym: fineness; the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

delirium...synonym: madness; state of violent mental agitation

delude...synonym: deceive; be false to; be dishonest with

deluge...synonym: flood; an overwhelming number or amount

demean...synonym: disgrace; reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

demeanor...synonym: conduct; (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

depose...synonym: force out; force to leave (an office)

depreciate...synonym: lower in value; belittle

derelict...synonym: deserted; a person without a home, job, or property

derogatory...synonym: fault finding; expressive of low opinion

desist...synonym: stop; choose not to consume

desolate...synonym: hopeless, empty; providing no shelter or sustenance

destitute...synonym: impoverished; poor enough to need help from others

detriment...synonym: disadvantage; a damage or loss

devout...synonym: committed; deeply religious

dichotomy...synonym: division; being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

dictum...synonym: saying; an authoritative declaration

didactic...synonym: instructional; instructive (especially excessively)

dignitary...synonym: very important person; an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

digress...synonym: wander; lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

dilate...synonym: expand; become wider

diorama...synonym: scene; a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene

dirge...synonym: lament; a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

disband...synonym: separate; cause to break up or cease to function

discernment...synonym: understanding; the cognitive condition of someone who understands

discontinuous...synonym: disconnected; of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities

discord...synonym: conflict; be different from one another

disdain...synonym: scorn; look down on with disdain

disgruntle...synonym: make discontent; put into a bad mood or into bad humour

disillusion...synonym: free from false belief; free from enchantment

disintegrate...synonym: fall apart; break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

disinterest...synonym: neutrality; tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement

disparage...synonym: criticize; express a negative opinion of

disprove...synonym: prove false; prove to be false

dissonance...synonym: lack of harmony; a conflict of people’s opinions or actions or characters

distillation...synonym: concentrate; the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

dither...synonym: act nervously and uncertainly; act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain

diurnal...synonym: related to the day; of or belonging to or active during the day

divest...synonym: take away; take away possessions from someone

divisive...synonym: dividing; dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

domesticate...synonym: tame; adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

dovetail...synonym: interconnect; fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

downplay...synonym: minimize; represent as less significant or important

drab...synonym: dull; lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

dreary...synonym: depressing; lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

drivel...synonym: nonsense; let saliva drivel from the mouth

dwindle...synonym: lessen; become smaller or lose substance

earthy...synonym: vulgar; conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

eccentricity...synonym: bizarreness; strange and unconventional behavior

edict...synonym: proclamation; a formal or authoritative proclamation

effusion...synonym: outburst; an unrestrained expression of emotion

egregious...synonym: very bad; conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

egress...synonym: exit; the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

elitist...synonym: snobbish; someone who believes in rule by an elite group

eloquence...synonym: fluency; powerful and effective language

elude...synonym: avoid; escape, either physically or mentally

emigrate...synonym: relocate; leave one’s country of residence for a new one

encroach...synonym: infringe; advance beyond the usual limit

encroachment...synonym: intrusion; any entry into an area not previously occupied

encumbrance...synonym: burden; an onerous or difficult concern

engender...synonym: cause; call forth

engulf...synonym: immerse; devote (oneself) fully to

enigmatic...synonym: mysterious; not clear to the understanding

enrage...synonym: madden; put into a rage; make violently angry

entangle...synonym: complicate; entrap

enterprising...synonym: active and adventuresome; marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects

enthrall...synonym: enchant; hold spellbound

entourage...synonym: followers; the group following and attending to some important person

ephemeral...synonym: fleeing; lasting a very short time

epilogue...synonym: conclusion; a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

epitaph...synonym: inscription; an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

epitome...synonym: ideal instance; a standard or typical example

eschew...synonym: avoid; avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

espouse...synonym: adopt; choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

estrange...synonym: alienate; remove from customary environment or associations

eulogy...synonym: praise; a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently

evasive...synonym: avoiding; deliberately vague or ambiguous

evict...synonym: throw out; expel or eject without recourse to legal process

evocative...synonym: suggestive; serving to bring to mind

ewe...synonym: female sheep; a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana

exemplar...synonym: ideal instance; something to be imitated

exhilarate...synonym: thrill; fill with sublime emotion

exhort...synonym: urge on; spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

existential...synonym: related to the basic problems or matter of existence; derived from experience or the experience of existence

expanse...synonym: wide area; a wide scope

expedient...synonym: useful, practical; serving to promote your interest

expeditious...synonym: efficient; marked by speed and efficiency

extant...synonym: existent; still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

exterminate...synonym: kill off; kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

extol...synonym: praise; praise, glorify, or honor

extraneous...synonym: inessential; not pertinent to the matter under consideration

extrapolate...synonym: infer; draw from specific cases for more general cases

extrapolation...synonym: prediction; (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values

extravagant...synonym: abundant; unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

exuberant...synonym: enthusiastic; joyously unrestrained

exude...synonym: give off; release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

fallow...synonym: inactive; left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

falter...synonym: hesitate; be unsure or weak

fanatical...synonym: obsessive; marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

farce...synonym: comedy; a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

felon...synonym: criminal; someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

fend...synonym: resist; try to manage without help

ferocious...synonym: fierce; marked by extreme and violent energy

fervent...synonym: enthusiastic; characterized by intense emotion

fervor...synonym: passion; feelings of great warmth and intensity

fetter...synonym: shackle; restrain with fetters

fiasco...synonym: catastrophe; a sudden and violent collapse

finesse...synonym: skill; subtly skillful handling of a situation

fissure...synonym: crack; break into fissures or fine cracks

fleck...synonym: spot; a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

fledgling...synonym: beginner; any new participant in some activity

flimsy...synonym: structurally weak; lacking solidity or strength

fop...synonym: overly stylish man; a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

frail...synonym: weak; physically weak

fraternal...synonym: brotherly; of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men

fraught...synonym: tense; marked by distress

frivolous...synonym: silly; not serious in content or attitude or behavior

fulcrum...synonym: balancing point; the pivot about which a lever turns

gambit...synonym: ploy; an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

gamut...synonym: range; (/)

gauche...synonym: clumsy; lacking social polish

gawk...synonym: stare; look with amazement; look stupidly

germinate...synonym: sprout; produce buds, branches, or germinate

giddy...synonym: excited and silly; having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

girth...synonym: breadth; tie a cinch around

gist...synonym: essence; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

glut...synonym: binge; overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

gouge...synonym: dig or poke out; force with the thumb

grandeur...synonym: splendor; the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

gratuitous...synonym: not necessary; without cause

grievous...synonym: serious; causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

grotesque...synonym: ugly; distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous

grueling...synonym: difficult; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

gruesome...synonym: grisly; shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

gubernatorial...synonym: related to the governor; relating to a governor

gusto...synonym: enthusiasm; vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

haggard...synonym: worn; showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

haggle...synonym: negotiate; wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

hallow...synonym: make holy; render holy by means of religious rites

harbinger...synonym: omen; foreshadow or presage

hazy...synonym: misty; filled or abounding with fog or mist

hegemony...synonym: dominant influence; the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others

heinous...synonym: shockingly bad; extremely wicked, deeply criminal

heretofore...synonym: previously; used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

hew...synonym: cut; make or shape as with an axe

hindrance...synonym: obstacle; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

hoard...synonym: stockpile; save up as for future use

hospitable...synonym: generous towards guests; favorable to life and growth

huddle...synonym: gather; crowd or draw together

humanism...synonym: belief in human potential; the doctrine that people’s duty is to promote human welfare

hunch...synonym: intuition; an impression that something might be the case

hypocritical...synonym: deceitful; professing feelings or virtues one does not have

hysteria...synonym: frenzy; state of violent mental agitation

idealistic...synonym: visionary; of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas

idealize...synonym: glorify; consider or render as ideal

idiosyncratic...synonym: distinctive; peculiar to the individual

idyllic...synonym: peaceful; excellent and delightful in all respects

illegitimate...synonym: unlawful; contrary to or forbidden by law

illiterate...synonym: unable to read; not able to read or write

illustrious...synonym: renowned; widely known and esteemed

imbue...synonym: saturate; spread or diffuse through

immaterial...synonym: irrelevant; of no importance or relevance especially to a law case

immigrate...synonym: enter; migrate to a new environment

immunize...synonym: protect from infection; law: grant immunity from prosecution

immutable...synonym: changeless; not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature

impasse...synonym: dead end; a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

impersonal...synonym: emotionless; not relating to or responsive to individual persons

impersonate...synonym: mimic; assume or act the character of

impervious...synonym: unaffected; not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

implode...synonym: collapse inward; burst inward

implore...synonym: beg; call upon in supplication; entreat

impostor...synonym: fake; a person who makes deceitful pretenses

impromptu...synonym: improvised; an extemporaneous speech or remark

impulsive...synonym: acting on instinct; proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus

impunity...synonym: freedom from punishment; exemption from punishment or loss

inaudible...synonym: unhearable; impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

incandescent...synonym: glowing; emitting light as a result of being heated

incapacitate...synonym: disable; make unable to perform a certain action

incessant...synonym: neverending; uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

incisive...synonym: penetrating; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

inclement...synonym: severe or cruel; (of weather or climate) severe

incoherent...synonym: disconnected; without logical or meaningful connection

inconclusive...synonym: not resolving all doubts; not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question

indecent...synonym: improper; not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

indeterminate...synonym: uncertain; not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance

indigent...synonym: impoverished; poor enough to need help from others

indignation...synonym: outrage; a feeling of righteous anger

indiscriminate...synonym: random; failing to make or recognize distinctions

indistinguishable...synonym: identical; exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different

indulgent...synonym: giving; characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

inept...synonym: clumsy; not elegant or graceful in expression

inexplicable...synonym: unexplainable; incapable of being explained or accounted for

infallible...synonym: dependable; incapable of failure or error

infernal...synonym: related to hell; characteristic of or resembling Hell

inflame...synonym: excite; cause inflammation in

inflexible...synonym: rigid; incapable of change

infuriate...synonym: anger; make furious

iniquity...synonym: wickedness; absence of moral or spiritual values

innumerable...synonym: countless; too numerous to be counted

inquisitive...synonym: curious; showing curiosity

insatiable...synonym: impossible to satisfy; impossible to satisfy

inseparable...synonym: impossible to separate; not capable of being separated

insidious...synonym: sneaky; beguiling but harmful

insolvent...synonym: bankrupt; someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

instigate...synonym: incite; provoke or stir up

insular...synonym: isolated; relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island

insurrection...synonym: rebellion; organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

intelligible...synonym: understandable; capable of being apprehended or understood

interdependence...synonym: mutually reliant; a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)

interrogate...synonym: question aggressively; transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication

intertwine...synonym: twist together; spin,wind, or twist together

intonation...synonym: modulation; rise and fall of the voice pitch

intractable...synonym: hard to manage; not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

intrude...synonym: enter uninvited; enter uninvited

inundate...synonym: flood; fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

invigorate...synonym: give strength to; heighten or intensify

iota...synonym: bit; a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

irreparable...synonym: unfixable; impossible to repair, rectify, or amend

irreverent...synonym: disrespectful; showing lack of due respect or veneration

judgmental...synonym: inclined to make judgments; depending on judgment

judicious...synonym: thoughtful; marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

juncture...synonym: turning point; an event that occurs at a critical time

junta...synonym: group; a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

kindle...synonym: excite; catch fire

knack...synonym: adeptness; a special way of doing something

lampoon...synonym: ridicule; ridicule with satire

languish...synonym: become weak; lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

larceny...synonym: theft; the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

laud...synonym: praise; praise, glorify, or honor

legitimize...synonym: make valid; make legal

lewd...synonym: obscene; suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

libertine...synonym: morally unrestrained; a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

liquefy...synonym: melt; become liquid

lope...synonym: stride; run easily

ludicrous...synonym: ridiculous; broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

lull...synonym: pause; a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

lunge...synonym: dive; make a thrusting forward movement

lurch...synonym: stagger; walk as if unable to control one’s movements

maim...synonym: cripple; injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

mainstay...synonym: support; a prominent supporter

makeshift...synonym: improvised; done or made using whatever is available

malady...synonym: disease; any unwholesome or desperate condition

malign...synonym: slander; evil or harmful in nature or influence

manipulative...synonym: scheming; skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage

materialism...synonym: excessive desire for possessions; a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters

maul...synonym: injure greatly; split (wood) with a maul and wedges

meager...synonym: inadequate; deficient in amount or quality or extent

meander...synonym: wander; to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

meddle...synonym: interfere; intrude in other people’s affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

meditative...synonym: thoughtful; deeply or seriously thoughtful

melodrama...synonym: emotional exaggeration; an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

memento...synonym: souvenir; a reminder of past events

mesmerize...synonym: captivate; attract strongly, as if with a magnet

metamorphosis...synonym: major change; the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals

metaphorical...synonym: figurative; expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

methodical...synonym: organized; characterized by method and orderliness

microcosm...synonym: small system analogous to a larger system; a miniature model of something

milieu...synonym: surroundings; the environmental condition

minuscule...synonym: tiny; the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor’s type case

mire...synonym: swamp; a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

mirth...synonym: happiness; great merriment

mischievous...synonym: impish; naughtily or annoyingly playful

mishap...synonym: accident; an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

misinterpret...synonym: understand wrongly; interpret falsely

mismanagement...synonym: administer badly; management that is careless or inefficient

mistrust...synonym: doubt; regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

mockery...synonym: making fun; showing your contempt by derision

modesty...synonym: modestness; freedom from vanity or conceit

molt...synonym: shed; cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

momentous...synonym: important; of very great significance

monolithic...synonym: massive; imposing in size or bulk or solidity

monstrous...synonym: shocking; abnormally large

mote...synonym: speck; (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

mottle...synonym: spot; mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained

muddle...synonym: jumble; a confused multitude of things

murky...synonym: cloudy; (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

mutilate...synonym: do violence to; destroy or injure severely

mutiny...synonym: revolt; open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)

mystify...synonym: baffle; be a mystery or bewildering to

nascent...synonym: beginning; being born or beginning

navigable...synonym: travelable; able to be sailed on or through safely

nettle...synonym: annoy; sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation

nimble...synonym: agile; moving quickly and lightly

nomadic...synonym: roaming; migratory

nonpartisan...synonym: impartial; free from party affiliation or bias

noxious...synonym: poisonous; injurious to physical or mental health

nullify...synonym: invalidate; declare invalid

obliterate...synonym: destroy; mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

oblivious...synonym: unaware; (followed by `to’ or `of’) lacking conscious awareness of

obscurity...synonym: unclarity; the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

ogle...synonym: stare; look at with amorous intentions

onerous...synonym: difficult; not easily borne; wearing

onslaught...synonym: attack; a sudden and severe onset of trouble

onus...synonym: burden; an onerous or difficult concern

opiate...synonym: drug; a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative

opinionated...synonym: obstinate in one's point of view; obstinate in your opinions

oppressive...synonym: overwhelming; weighing heavily on the senses or spirit

optimist...synonym: positive thinker; a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

oscillate...synonym: swing back and forth; be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

ostensible...synonym: apparent; appearing as such but not necessarily so

outcry...synonym: strong protest; a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

outspoken...synonym: expressive; given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

overpower...synonym: overwhelm; overcome by superior force

overshadow...synonym: dominate; be greater in significance than

pacifist...synonym: peace lover; someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

painstaking...synonym: meticulous; characterized by extreme care and great effort

pall...synonym: become distateful; become less interesting or attractive

palpable...synonym: tangible; capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

panacea...synonym: cure all; (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

panache...synonym: style; distinctive and stylish elegance

pander...synonym: indulge; someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

paradoxical...synonym: self contradictory; seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

pariah...synonym: outcast; a person who is rejected (from society or home)

parochial...synonym: narrow minded; relating to or supported by or located in a parish

paternal...synonym: fatherly; belonging to or inherited from one’s father

patina...synonym: coating; a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal

patronize...synonym: support; assume sponsorship of

pauper...synonym: poor person; a person who is very poor

pedantic...synonym: bookish; marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

peevish...synonym: irritable; easily irritated or annoyed

pelt...synonym: beat; cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

penchant...synonym: fondness; a strong liking

perceptive...synonym: having insight; of or relating to perception

perjury...synonym: lying while under oath; criminal offense of making false statements under oath

permeate...synonym: spread throughout; spread or diffuse through

permissive...synonym: tolerant; not preventive

persevere...synonym: endure; be persistent, refuse to stop

pert...synonym: bold; characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

perturb...synonym: trouble; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

pervade...synonym: saturate; spread or diffuse through

petrify...synonym: harden; cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned

philanthropist...synonym: humanitarian; someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

phylum...synonym: category; he major taxonomic group of animals and plants

picayune...synonym: trivial; (informal) small and of little importance

piety...synonym: devotion; righteousness by virtue of being pious

pillage...synonym: plunder; steal goods; take as spoils

pious...synonym: devoted; having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

plagiarize...synonym: steal; take without referencing from someone else’s writing or speech; of intellectual property

plasticity...synonym: stretchiness; the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking

plummet...synonym: fall; drop sharply

populist...synonym: supporter of people's rights; an advocate of democratic principles

posit...synonym: presume or assume; put (something somewhere) firmly

posterity...synonym: future generations; all of the offspring of a given progenitor

posthumous...synonym: after death; occurring or coming into existence after a person’s death

pounce...synonym: jump; move down on as if in an attack

precarious...synonym: unstable; affording no ease or reassurance

predicament...synonym: plight; a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

preempt...synonym: seize precedence; acquire for oneself before others can do so

preemptive...synonym: intended as prevention; designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

prehistory...synonym: ancient times; the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word

preoccupy...synonym: absorb the attention of; engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

prerogative...synonym: privilege; a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

prescriptive...synonym: giving a law or rule; pertaining to giving directives or rules

pretentious...synonym: arrogant; making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

pretext...synonym: excuse; something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

prim...synonym: overly proper; assume a prim appearance

primacy...synonym: supremacy; the state of being first in importance

prodigal...synonym: wasteful; a recklessly extravagant consumer

profane...synonym: irreligious; characterized by profanity or cursing

progenitor...synonym: predecessor; an ancestor in the direct line

prohibitive...synonym: preventative; tending to discourage (especially of prices)

proliferate...synonym: increase; grow rapidly

pronouncement...synonym: declaration; an authoritative declaration

propriety...synonym: suitableness; correct or appropriate behavior

prostrate...synonym: flat; stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

protege...synonym: one with an influential patron; a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege’s career

protract...synonym: extend; lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

protrude...synonym: extend; extend out or project in space

provident...synonym: looking ahead wisely; providing carefully for the future

provocation...synonym: irritation; unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

prowess...synonym: proficiency; a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

prudence...synonym: carefulness; discretion in practical affairs

pseudonym...synonym: false name; a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role

psychoanalysis...synonym: method of psychological therapy; a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

purveyor...synonym: provider; someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

quagmire...synonym: swamp; a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

quash...synonym: repress; put down by force or intimidation

quell...synonym: subdue; suppress or crush completely

quibble...synonym: objection; evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

quip...synonym: witty comment; make jokes or quips

rabid...synonym: raging, uncontrollable; of or infected by rabies

rationalization...synonym: excuse; the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason

ravel...synonym: unwind; disentangle

raze...synonym: demolish; tear down so as to make flat with the ground

reactionary...synonym: opposed to change or progress; an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism

reassess...synonym: evaluate again; revise or renew one’s assessment

rebellious...synonym: disobedient; resisting control or authority

rebuff...synonym: repel; reject outright and bluntly

rebuke...synonym: criticize; censure severely or angrily

recede...synonym: retreat; pull back or move away or backward

recessive...synonym: not dominant; an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical

recollect...synonym: remember; recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

reconstitute...synonym: construct again; construct or form anew or provide with a new structure

recumbent...synonym: lying down; lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

reek...synonym: smell; have an element suggestive (of something)

reenact...synonym: act out again; enact or perform again

refraction...synonym: bending of a wave; the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another

regress...synonym: reverse; go back to a statistical means

rekindle...synonym: start again; kindle anew, as of a fire

relegate...synonym: banish; refer to another person for decision or judgment

reminiscence...synonym: remembrance; a mental impression retained and recalled from the past

remorse...synonym: guilt; a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

repercussion...synonym: consequence; a remote or indirect consequence of some action

repertory...synonym: collection of performance pieces; a storehouse where a stock of things is kept

repressive...synonym: inhibitory; restrictive of action

reprimand...synonym: criticize; rebuke formally

reprisal...synonym: revenge; a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

reproach...synonym: criticism; a mild rebuke or criticism

resolute...synonym: determined; firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

resumption...synonym: beginning again; beginning again

resurgence...synonym: revival; bringing again into activity and prominence

resurgent...synonym: reviving; rising again as to new life and vigor

retaliate...synonym: get even; take revenge for a perceived wrong

retort...synonym: rude answer; answer back

retrograde...synonym: backward; move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

rife...synonym: overflowing; most frequent or common

rigidity...synonym: strictness; the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending

rote...synonym: routine; memorization by repetition

rudimentary...synonym: basic; being or involving basic facts or principles

ruse...synonym: trick; a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

salvo...synonym: firing or outburst; an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs

sate...synonym: satisfy; fill to satisfaction

satirical...synonym: mocking; exposing human folly to ridicule

savant...synonym: learned person; someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

scandalous...synonym: shocking; giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

scanty...synonym: inadequate; lacking in amplitude or quantity

scapegoat...synonym: victim; someone who is punished for the errors of others

scoff...synonym: make fun; laugh at with contempt and derision

scoundrel...synonym: villain; a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

scourge...synonym: plague; a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

scurry...synonym: move quickly; to move about or proceed hurriedly

seclusion...synonym: isolation; the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others

secretive...synonym: myserious or private; inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

sedentary...synonym: requiring a lot of sitting; requiring sitting or little activity

seep...synonym: ooze; pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

seethe...synonym: be angry; be noisy with activity

sentient...synonym: conscious; endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

serpentine...synonym: snakelike; resembling a serpent in form

shamble...synonym: shuffle; walk by dragging one’s feet

shard...synonym: fragment; a broken piece of a brittle artifact

shrewd...synonym: astute; marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

simian...synonym: resembling an ape or monkey; an ape or monkey

skirmish...synonym: fight; a minor short-term fight

sloth...synonym: laziness; a disinclination to work or exert yourself

slur...synonym: insult; play smoothly or legato

smelt...synonym: melt or fuse; extract (metals) by heating

smolder...synonym: burn without flame; burn slowly and without a flame

smug...synonym: self satisfied; marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction

sneer...synonym: mock; express through a scornful smile

snicker...synonym: laugh at; laugh quietly

snob...synonym: arrogant person; a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

sobriety...synonym: seriousness; the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol

sojourn...synonym: journey; a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

solace...synonym: comfort; give moral or emotional strength to

solidify...synonym: harden; make solid or more solid; cause to solidify

somber...synonym: serious; lacking brightness or color; dull

spangle...synonym: sparkle; glitter as if covered with spangles

spatula...synonym: tool for flipping; a turner with a narrow flexible blade

spellbind...synonym: fascinate; to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

squander...synonym: waste; spend thoughtlessly; throw away

stagnant...synonym: motionless; not circulating or flowing

stagnation...synonym: inactivity; a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

stalwart...synonym: sturdy, tough; a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

stamina...synonym: endurance; enduring strength and energy

stanza...synonym: verse; a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

stench...synonym: stink; a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

stratify...synonym: separate into layers; divide society into social classes or castes

strenuous...synonym: difficult; characterized by or performed with much energy or force

strew...synonym: scatter; (/)

stupendous...synonym: enormous; so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

stylize...synonym: to make conventional; represent according to a conventional style

subsume...synonym: include; contain or include

subtlety...synonym: nuance; a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

subvert...synonym: overturn; cause the downfall of; of rulers

succinct...synonym: concise; briefly giving the gist of something

succulent...synonym: juicy; a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs

suffocate...synonym: smother; deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

suffrage...synonym: right to vote; a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment

sully...synonym: taint; place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

sultry...synonym: hot; sexually exciting or gratifying

superfluous...synonym: unnecessary; serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

supplant...synonym: replace; take the place or move into the position of

supposition...synonym: guess; a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

swerve...synonym: veer; turn sharply; change direction abruptly

synoptic...synonym: inclusive or general; presenting a summary or general view of a whole

tacit...synonym: silent; implied by or inferred from actions or statements

tangential...synonym: partly irrelevant; of superficial relevance if any

tantalize...synonym: attract; harass with persistent criticism or carping

tantrum...synonym: fit; a display of bad temper

teem...synonym: overflow; be teeming, be abuzz

temperance...synonym: moderation; the trait of avoiding excesses

terrorize...synonym: intimidate; coerce by violence or with threats

throng...synonym: crowd; a large gathering of people

tiller...synonym: steering mechanism; grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

tolerable...synonym: acceptable; capable of being borne or endured

totalitarian...synonym: authoritarian; characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control

totality...synonym: entirety; the state of being total and complete

touchstone...synonym: standard of comparison; a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

touchy...synonym: irritable; quick to take offense

transcendent...synonym: extraordinary; exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

transcendental...synonym: mystical; existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

transgression...synonym: violation; the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

treacherous...synonym: dangerous; dangerously unstable and unpredictable

trifle...synonym: toy; waste time; spend one’s time idly or inefficiently

trinket...synonym: small, trivial ornament; cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

trove...synonym: stockpile; treasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)

unanticipated...synonym: unforeseen; not foreseen

uncanny...synonym: spooky; suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

uncomplicated...synonym: not difficult; lacking complexity

undercut...synonym: weaken; sell cheaper than one’s competition

underrate...synonym: underestimate; make too low an estimate of

undulate...synonym: rise and fall; stir up (water) so as to form ripples

unequivocal...synonym: definite; admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion

unimportant...synonym: trivial; not important

unnoticed...synonym: ignored; not noticed

unorthodox...synonym: atypical, independent; independent in behavior or thought

unruly...synonym: disorderly; noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

unspoken...synonym: wordless; expressed without speech

untested...synonym: brand new; not tried or tested by experience

untimely...synonym: prematurely; too soon; in a premature manner

unverified...synonym: unproven; lacking proof or substantiation

unwarranted...synonym: groundless; incapable of being justified or explained

unwitting...synonym: unaware; not done with purpose or intent

upbringing...synonym: raising; properties acquired during a person’s formative years

usurp...synonym: seize; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one’s right or possession

utopian...synonym: ideal; of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia

vagabond...synonym: wanderer; anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place

vanquish...synonym: conquer; come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

vehement...synonym: intense; marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

veracity...synonym: truth; unwillingness to tell lies

veritable...synonym: authentic and genuine; often used as intensifiers

verity...synonym: truth; conformity to reality or actuality

vernacular...synonym: local speech; a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

vex...synonym: irritate; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

vicarious...synonym: experienced indirectly; experienced at secondhand

vigilant...synonym: attentive; carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

vindicate...synonym: justify; show to be right by providing justification or proof

virtuoso...synonym: superstar; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

virulent...synonym: poisonous; extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

visceral...synonym: instinctive; relating to or affecting the viscera

viscous...synonym: jelly-like; having a relatively high resistance to flow

vise...synonym: clasp; a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place

wanton...synonym: unrestrained; waste time; spend one’s time idly or inefficiently

waver...synonym: waffle; pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

wayward...synonym: resisting guidance; resistant to guidance or discipline

whimsy...synonym: fanciful idea or desire; an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

whittle...synonym: pare; cut small bits or pare shavings from

wholehearted...synonym: sincere; with unconditional and enthusiastic devotion

wrongdoing...synonym: error; departure from what is ethically acceptable

wry...synonym: ironical; humorously sarcastic or mocking

zany...synonym: crazy; a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

zealous...synonym: avid; marked by active interest and enthusiasm

abdicate...synonym: renounce; give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

aberrant...synonym: deviant; markedly different from an accepted norm

abhor...synonym: loathe; find repugnant

abject...synonym: wretched; of the most contemptible kind

abrogate...synonym: abolish; revoke formally

absolve...synonym: release from blame; grant remission of a sin to

academe...synonym: scholarly world; the academic world

academician...synonym: professional student; someone elected to honorary membership in an academy

acolyte...synonym: attendant; someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches

acquiesce...synonym: assent; to agree or express agreement

acquittal...synonym: pardon; a judgment of not guilty

adroit...synonym: skillful; quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

aerate...synonym: air out; expose to fresh air

affluence...synonym: wealth; abundant wealth

affront...synonym: insult; treat, mention, or speak to rudely

alcove...synonym: nook; a small recess opening off a larger room

allay...synonym: relieve; lessen the intensity of or calm

aloof...synonym: distant; remote in manner

altercation...synonym: fight; noisy quarrel

altruism...synonym: selflessness; the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

altruistic...synonym: selfless; showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

ambivalence...synonym: mixed feelings; mixed feelings or emotions

ambivalent...synonym: undecided; uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

amble...synonym: move aimlessly; walk leisurely

amicable...synonym: friendly; characterized by friendship and good will

amiss...synonym: wrong; not functioning properly

amorous...synonym: affectionate; inclined toward or displaying love

anachronism...synonym: misdating; something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

anathema...synonym: hate; a detested person

animosity...synonym: hatred; a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

annul...synonym: invalidate; declare invalid

antagonistic...synonym: hostile; indicating opposition or resistance

antagonize...synonym: make an enemy of; provoke the hostility of

antiquated...synonym: out-of-date; obsolete or old-fashioned

antithesis...synonym: opposition; exact opposite

apathetic...synonym: indifferent; showing little or no emotion or animation

aphasia...synonym: loss of the ability to speak; inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion

aphorism...synonym: proverb; a short pithy instructive saying

apologetic...synonym: remorseful; offering or expressing apology

apostate...synonym: unorthodox; a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

apprehensive...synonym: fearful; quick to understand

apprise...synonym: inform; inform (somebody) of something

approachable...synonym: accessible; capable of being read with comprehension

approbation...synonym: approval; official approval

arbitrate...synonym: judging; act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

argumentative...synonym: fond of disputing; given to or characterized by argument

armistice...synonym: truce; a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

ascetic...synonym: self denying; someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

aseptic...synonym: sterile; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms

asunder...synonym: apart; into parts or pieces

atone...synonym: make up for; make amends for

audacious...synonym: reckless; invulnerable to fear or intimidation

auspicious...synonym: encouraging; auguring favorable circumstances and good luck

austere...synonym: stark; severely simple

austerity...synonym: severity; the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

autocratic...synonym: dominating; offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

aviary...synonym: bird sanctuary; a building where birds are kept

avow...synonym: confess; to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

awry...synonym: wrong; away from the correct or expected course

axiomatic...synonym: taken for granted; evident without proof or argument

balmy...synonym: fruity; informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

banal...synonym: commonplace; repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

bandy...synonym: exchange; toss or strike a ball back and forth

bauble...synonym: cheap ornament; a mock scepter carried by a court jester

beguile...synonym: charm; influence by slyness

beholder...synonym: observer; a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

beleaguer...synonym: harass; annoy persistently; surround so as to force to give up

belittle...synonym: to denigrate; cause to seem less serious; play down

belligerent...synonym: aggressive; characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

bemoan...synonym: complain; regret strongly

bemuse...synonym: bewilder; cause to be confused emotionally

berate...synonym: criticize; censure severely or angrily

berserk...synonym: crazed; one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury

bestial...synonym: brutal; resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

blare...synonym: blast; make a strident sound

blithe...synonym: happy; lacking or showing a lack of due concern

blurt...synonym: utter suddenly; utter impulsively

boisterous...synonym: happy; noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

boor...synonym: jerk; a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

brandish...synonym: flourish; move or swing back and forth

bravado...synonym: boastfulness; a swaggering show of courage

bulwark...synonym: support; defend with a bulwark

burlesque...synonym: entertainment; make a parody of

burly...synonym: husky; muscular and heavily built

buxom...synonym: busty; (of a woman’s body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves

camaraderie...synonym: friendship; the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

canny...synonym: perceptive; showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

capsize...synonym: overturn; overturn accidentally

chaff...synonym: waste; be silly or tease one another

charlatan...synonym: pretender; a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

chaste...synonym: pure; morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

chastise...synonym: scold; censure severely

chide...synonym: rebuke; censure severely or angrily

circumscribe...synonym: enclose; draw a line around

circumstantial...synonym: incidental; fully detailed and specific about particulars

cistern...synonym: tank or container; a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid

clairvoyant...synonym: psychic; someone who has the power of clairvoyance

clapper...synonym: striker; someone who applauds

cognate...synonym: related by descent; related in nature

colloquial...synonym: conversational; characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

combative...synonym: disputative; inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

compatriot...synonym: fellow countryman or countrywoman; a person from your own country

composure...synonym: calmness; steadiness of mind under stress

concoct...synonym: combine; make a concoction (of) by mixing

congenial...synonym: friendly; suitable to your needs

congruent...synonym: corresponding; corresponding in character or kind

conjoin...synonym: connect; make contact or come together

conscript...synonym: force to enroll; enroll into service compulsorily

consternation...synonym: dismay; fear resulting from the awareness of danger

contagion...synonym: infection; any disease easily transmitted by contact

contemptuous...synonym: scornful; expressing extreme contempt

corrode...synonym: wear away; cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

counterbalance...synonym: offset; adjust for

counterproductive...synonym: harmful; tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

cowardice...synonym: lack of bravery; the trait of lacking courage

cower...synonym: stoop low; crouch or curl up

cursive...synonym: continuous; rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

cursory...synonym: casual; hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

dank...synonym: damp; unpleasantly cool and humid

dapper...synonym: fashionable; marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

dapple...synonym: speckle; colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

deafen...synonym: make deaf; be unbearably loud

dearth...synonym: lack; an acute insufficiency

debatable...synonym: questionable; open to doubt or debate

decorum...synonym: propriety; propriety in manners and conduct

defame...synonym: slander; charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

demonstrative...synonym: expressive; a pronoun that points out an intended referent

denigrate...synonym: criticize or belittle; cause to seem less serious; play down

denizen...synonym: inhabitant; a person who inhabits a particular place

denunciation...synonym: condemnation; a public act of denouncing

deplore...synonym: regret; express strong disapproval of

deprave...synonym: corrupt; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

depravity...synonym: corruption; moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

deride...synonym: insult; treat or speak of with contempt

desecrate...synonym: profane; violate the sacred character of a place or language

desecration...synonym: blasphemy; blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

despicable...synonym: hateful; morally reprehensible

despot...synonym: tyrant; a cruel and oppressive dictator

detest...synonym: hate; dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

detractor...synonym: one who insults or belittles; one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

dialectical...synonym: related to logical argument; of or relating to or employing dialectic

diatribe...synonym: sharp critical attack; thunderous verbal attack

digestible...synonym: possible to eat or digest; capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal

dilapidated...synonym: falling apart; in deplorable condition

dilettante...synonym: amateurish; an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

diminution...synonym: lessening; change toward something smaller or lower

diminutive...synonym: small; very small

dingy...synonym: tacky; thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

disaffect...synonym: alienate; arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

disagreeable...synonym: unpleasant; not to your liking

disarray...synonym: confusion; a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

discernible...synonym: recognizable; perceptible by the senses or intellect

disconcert...synonym: disturb; cause to feel embarrassment

discordant...synonym: conflicting; not in agreement or harmony

discursive...synonym: discussing, rambling; proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition

disembark...synonym: get off; go ashore

disenfranchise...synonym: deprive of a citizen's rights; deprive of voting rights

dishearten...synonym: discourage; take away the enthusiasm of

disingenuous...synonym: dishonest; not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

dislodge...synonym: loosen; remove or force out from a position

dismissive...synonym: showing lack of interest; showing indifference or disregard

displease...synonym: make unhappy; give displeasure to

disquiet...synonym: perturb; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

dissuade...synonym: deter; turn away from by persuasion

distraught...synonym: upset; deeply agitated especially from emotion

docile...synonym: submissive; willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

dogged...synonym: determined; go after with the intent to catch

dormer...synonym: window projecting from a roof; a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window

dote...synonym: lavish affection on; be foolish or senile due to old age

douse...synonym: soak; put out, as of a candle or a light

draconian...synonym: harsh; of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

dramatize...synonym: blow up; put into dramatic form

droll...synonym: amusing; comical in an odd or whimsical manner

ductile...synonym: flexible; easily influenced

dumbfound...synonym: amaze; be a mystery or bewildering to

duress...synonym: compulsion; compulsory force or threat

edify...synonym: enlighten; make understand

efficacious...synonym: effective; marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect

effigy...synonym: depiction; a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

egalitarian...synonym: related to a belief in equality; a person who believes in the equality of all people

egotistical...synonym: conceited; characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

elate...synonym: make happy; fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

elation...synonym: happiness; an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression

elegy...synonym: lament; a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

emancipate...synonym: liberate; give equal rights to; of women and minorities

embroil...synonym: involve; force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

enamor...synonym: charm; attract; cause to be enchanted

encrusted...synonym: coated; form a crust or a hard layer

encumber...synonym: burden; hold back

enmity...synonym: hostility; a state of deep-seated ill-will

enormity...synonym: horribleness; the quality of being outrageous

entreat...synonym: plead; ask for or request earnestly

enunciate...synonym: articulate; speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

epithet...synonym: name; a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

epitomize...synonym: serve as the perfect example; embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

errant...synonym: straying; straying from the right course or from accepted standards

erudite...synonym: scholarly; having or showing profound knowledge

euphemism...synonym: substitution of a more polite expression; an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

euphoric...synonym: very happy; exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation

eventuality...synonym: circumstance; a possible event or occurrence or result

evince...synonym: make evident; give expression to

exasperate...synonym: irritate; exasperate or irritate

excruciating...synonym: agonizing; extremely painful

exhume...synonym: dig up; dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

exigency...synonym: urgent situation; a pressing or urgent situation

exonerate...synonym: acquit; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

exorbitant...synonym: extravagant; greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

expendable...synonym: unnecessary; suitable to be expended

expropriation...synonym: stealing; taking out of an owner’s hands (especially taking property by public authority)

expunge...synonym: excise; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

extort...synonym: cheat; obtain through intimidation

extravagance...synonym: indulgence; the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth

extrovert...synonym: sociable person; (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings

exuberance...synonym: enthusiasm; joyful enthusiasm

exult...synonym: be joyful; feel extreme happiness or elation

facile...synonym: easy; arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth

fallible...synonym: weak; likely to fail or make errors

falsification...synonym: misrepresentation</td>; any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

fanaticism...synonym: obsession; excessive intolerance of opposing views

faze...synonym: disconcert; disturb the composure of

fearsome...synonym: frightening; causing fear or dread or terror

fecundity...synonym: fertility; the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination

feign...synonym: pretend; make believe with the intent to deceive

ferocity...synonym: fierceness; the property of being wild or turbulent

fester...synonym: rot; ripen and generate pus

fickle...synonym: changeable; marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

figment...synonym: dream; a contrived or fantastic idea

filial...synonym: relating to sons or daughters; designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation

flagrant...synonym: obvious; conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

flail...synonym: thrash; give a thrashing to; beat hard

flamboyant...synonym: unrestrained; showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

flaunt...synonym: show off; display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

flinch...synonym: recoil; draw back, as with fear or pain

flit...synonym: move aimlessly; move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

flotilla...synonym: small fleet; a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships

flout...synonym: disregard; treat with contemptuous disregard

forbearance...synonym: patience; good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

foreshadow...synonym: presage; indicate by signs

forestall...synonym: prevent; keep from happening or arising; make impossible

forlorn...synonym: depressed; marked by or showing hopelessness

forthright...synonym: candid; characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

fortuitous...synonym: lucky; having no cause or apparent cause

fragility...synonym: daintiness; quality of being easily damaged or destroyed

fragmentary...synonym: discontinuous; consisting of small disconnected parts

frenetic...synonym: agitated; excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion

frigid...synonym: icy; sexually unresponsive

frisky...synonym: playful; playful like a lively kitten

frond...synonym: leaf; compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad

furor...synonym: excitement; an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

gadfly...synonym: pest; a persistently annoying person

gaffe...synonym: mistake; a socially awkward or tactless act

gallantry...synonym: courtesy; the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

galleon...synonym: sailing ship; a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries

garble...synonym: mix up; make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

gash...synonym: incision; cut open

gaudy...synonym: flashy; tastelessly showy

gaunt...synonym: haggard; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

gavel...synonym: mallet; a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge

genial...synonym: friendly; diffusing warmth and friendliness

germane...synonym: relevant; relevant and appropriate

ghastly...synonym: gruesome; shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

gibberish...synonym: nonsense; unintelligible talking

gibe...synonym: insult; be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

gloat...synonym: congratulate oneself; dwell on with satisfaction

goad...synonym: incite; give heart or courage to

grandiose...synonym: pretentious; impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

gregarious...synonym: talkative; (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

grimace...synonym: expression of stress or pain; contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

gruff...synonym: abrupt; brusque and surly and forbidding

gullible...synonym: easily fooled; naive and easily deceived or tricked

gusty...synonym: windy; blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

haughty...synonym: arrogant; having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

headlong...synonym: extremely fast; with the head foremost

heckle...synonym: interrupt a public speaker; comb with a heckle

heretical...synonym: unorthodox; characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

hermetic...synonym: isolated; completely sealed; completely airtight

heyday...synonym: best moment; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

hilarity...synonym: mirthfulness; great merriment

hoary...synonym: gray; showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair

homily...synonym: sermon; a sermon on a moral or religious topic

hubris...synonym: pride; overbearing pride or presumption

hurtle...synonym: race away; move with or as if with a rushing sound

hyperbole...synonym: exaggeration; extravagant exaggeration

idolatry...synonym: worship; religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

idolize...synonym: worship; love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

illegible...synonym: unreadable; (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible

illusory...synonym: deceptive; based on or having the nature of an illusion

immobile...synonym: fixed; not capable of movement or of being moved

impale...synonym: pierce; pierce with a sharp stake or point

impassioned...synonym: ardent; characterized by intense emotion

impel...synonym: force; urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

impenetrable...synonym: extremely dense; not admitting of penetration or passage into or through

imperceptible...synonym: unnoticeable; impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

impermeable...synonym: extremely dense; preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

impinge...synonym: encroach; impinge or infringe upon

implausible...synonym: unlikely; having a quality that provokes disbelief

impotent...synonym: powerless; lacking power or ability

imprecise...synonym: not accurate; not precise

inane...synonym: silly; devoid of intelligence

inanimate...synonym: lifeless; belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things

incantation...synonym: magical spell; a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

incipient...synonym: beginning; only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

incise...synonym: carve; make an incision into by carving or cutting

incognito...synonym: disguised; without revealing one’s identity

incongruous...synonym: absurd; lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

inconsequential...synonym: unimportant; lacking worth or importance

inconspicuous...synonym: obscure; not prominent or readily noticeable

incredulous...synonym: filled with disbelief; not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

incriminate...synonym: show blame; suggest that someone is guilty

indelible...synonym: permanent; cannot be removed or erased

indignant...synonym: outraged; angered at something unjust or wrong

indisputable...synonym: undeniable; not open to question; obviously true

indivisible...synonym: firmly united; impossible of undergoing division

industrious...synonym: hardworking; characterized by hard work and perseverance

ineffectual...synonym: fruitless; not producing an intended effect

inescapable...synonym: unavoidable; (/)

inexcusable...synonym: beyond excuse; without excuse or justification

inexhaustible...synonym: unlimited; that cannot be entirely consumed or used up

inexorable...synonym: unavoidable; not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

infatuation...synonym: crush; a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration

inferiority...synonym: lower status; the state of being inferior

infinitesimal...synonym: tiny; (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit

infirm...synonym: weakly; lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

ingrain...synonym: instill; thoroughly work in

inimitable...synonym: impossible to copy; defying imitation; matchless

inkling...synonym: slight idea; a slight suggestion or vague understanding

innocuous...synonym: harmless; not injurious to physical or mental health

inordinate...synonym: excessive; beyond normal limits

inquisitor...synonym: interrogator; a questioner who is excessively harsh

inscrutable...synonym: mystifying; of an obscure nature

insinuate...synonym: imply; introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner

insistent...synonym: firm or repetitive; repetitive and persistent

insolent...synonym: disrespectful; marked by casual disrespect

interminable...synonym: endless; tiresomely long; seemingly without end

interpose...synonym: interject; be or come between

introspective...synonym: thoughtful; given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences

inure...synonym: accustom to hardship; cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

irate...synonym: angry; feeling or showing extreme anger

irrefutable...synonym: undeniable; impossible to deny or disprove

itinerant...synonym: wanderer; a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

jaunt...synonym: pleasure trip; make a trip for pleasure

jeer...synonym: scoff; laugh at with contempt and derision

jostle...synonym: bump up against; make one’s way by jostling, pushing, or shoving

jovial...synonym: friendly; full of or showing high-spirited merriment

juxtapose...synonym: place side by side; place side by side

knave...synonym: rascal; a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

knotty...synonym: convoluted; making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

laborious...synonym: grueling; characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

lackluster...synonym: dull; lacking brilliance or vitality

laity...synonym: people outside a particular profession; in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy

landlocked...synonym: surrounded by land; surrounded entirely or almost entirely by land

larder...synonym: kitchen storage room; a supply of food especially for a household

laudable...synonym: praiseworthy; worthy of high praise

leaven...synonym: add yeast, cause to rise; cause to puff up with a leaven

leeway...synonym: freedom to act and make decisions; (of a ship or plane) sideways drift

lighthearted...synonym: blithely unconcerned; carefree and happy

listless...synonym: lacking interest; lacking zest or vivacity

litany...synonym: recital; any long and tedious address or recital

livid...synonym: furious; anemic looking from illness or emotion

loath...synonym: unwilling; unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

loiter...synonym: hang around; be about

loner...synonym: person who avoids other; a person who avoids the company or assistance of others

lurid...synonym: sensationalist; horrible in fierceness or savagery

machination...synonym: scheme; a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

maelstrom...synonym: whirlpool; a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

magnate...synonym: tycoon; a very wealthy or powerful businessman

malaise...synonym: uneasiness; physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

malevolent...synonym: hateful; wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

malleable...synonym: flexible; easily influenced

matriculate...synonym: enroll; enroll as a student

mechanization...synonym: automation; the condition of having a highly technical implementation

menagerie...synonym: zoo; a collection of live animals for study or display

mercurial...synonym: unpredictable; liable to sudden unpredictable change

mettle...synonym: courage; the courage to carry on

misbehave...synonym: conduct oneself poorly; behave badly

misdeed...synonym: wrongdoing; improper or wicked or immoral behavior

miser...synonym: extremely cheap person; a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

miserly...synonym: stingy; (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

misnomer...synonym: inaccurate name; an incorrect or unsuitable name

missive...synonym: letter; a written message addressed to a person or organization

monochromatic...synonym: single-colored; of or relating to monochromatism

monotonous...synonym: dull; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

monotony...synonym: dullness; the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety

mope...synonym: pout; move around slowly and aimlessly

mores...synonym: moral customs; (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group

morsel...synonym: small amount; a small quantity of anything

mortify...synonym: humiliate; practice self-denial of one’s body and appetites

multifaceted...synonym: having many aspects; having many aspects

musty...synonym: stale; covered with or smelling of mold

mutable...synonym: changeable; capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature

myopia...synonym: short-sightedness; (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye’s faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred

nadir...synonym: low-point; an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything

narcissist...synonym: self-obsessed person; someone in love with themselves

natty...synonym: fashionable; marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

naturalistic...synonym: lifelike; representing what is real; not abstract or ideal

nauseate...synonym: disgust; upset and make nauseated

nefarious...synonym: villainous; extremely wicked

neophyte...synonym: novice; a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously

nihilism...synonym: total rejection of law and government; a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake

notoriety...synonym: infamy; the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

nub...synonym: bump; a small lump or protuberance

nuptial...synonym: marriage; of or relating to a wedding

oaf...synonym: clumsy person; an awkward stupid person

obfuscate...synonym: make obsure; make obscure or unclear

obstinate...synonym: stubborn; persist stubbornly

obtuse...synonym: stupid; of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

obviate...synonym: prevent; do away with

occlude...synonym: obstruct; occlude

odious...synonym: abominable; unequivocally detestable

opportune...synonym: favorable; suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

opportunist...synonym: profit-seeker; a person who places expediency above principle

opulence...synonym: luxury; wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

opulent...synonym: luxurious; rich and superior in quality

oration...synonym: speech; an instance of oratory

orator...synonym: speaker; a person who delivers a speech or oration

ornamentation...synonym: decoration; the state of being ornamented

ornithology...synonym: study of birds; the branch of zoology that studies birds

outgrowth...synonym: offshoot; a natural consequence of development

outlandish...synonym: bizarre; conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

outstrip...synonym: exceed; be or do something to a greater degree

outwit...synonym: to exceed in cleverness; beat through cleverness and wit

overbear...synonym: dominate; bear too much

overjoy...synonym: gladden; cause to feel extremely joyful or happy

pacify...synonym: calm down; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

palatable...synonym: acceptable to the taste; acceptable to the taste or mind

paltry...synonym: negligible; not worth considering

parch...synonym: dry; cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

particularity...synonym: attention to detail; the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance

pathos...synonym: the quality that inspires pity; a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

patrician...synonym: aristocratic; a person of refined upbringing and manners

paucity...synonym: shortage; an insufficient quantity or number

pensive...synonym: thoughtful; deeply or seriously thoughtful

perceptible...synonym: noticeable; capable of being perceived by the mind or senses

perdition...synonym: damnation; (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

peremptory...synonym: imperious; offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

perfectionism...synonym: having extremely high standards; a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable

pernicious...synonym: harmful; exceedingly harmful

personable...synonym: outgoing; (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality

pessimism...synonym: having a negative outlook; the feeling that things will turn out badly

pessimist...synonym: one who has a negative outlook; a person who expects the worst

pestilence...synonym: plague; a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

philistine...synonym: uncultured person; a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

piecemeal...synonym: bit by bit; a little bit at a time

pithy...synonym: concise; concise and full of meaning

pliable...synonym: flexible; susceptible to being led or directed

plumage...synonym: feathers; the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

pluralistic...synonym: committed to diversity; of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of pluralism

polemic...synonym: controversial; a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)

politicize...synonym: make political; give a political character to

precipice...synonym: cliff; a very steep cliff

precipitous...synonym: hurried; done with very great haste and without due deliberation

precocious...synonym: early; characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)

preeminent...synonym: leading; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

premonition...synonym: forewarning; a feeling of evil to come

preposterous...synonym: ridiculous; incongruous;inviting ridicule

presage...synonym: foretell; indicate by signs

presumptive...synonym: probable; having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance

presumptuous...synonym: assuming; excessively forward

primeval...synonym: ancient; having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

prodigious...synonym: extraordinary; so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

profiteer...synonym: one who seeks excessive profit; make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods

profusion...synonym: abundance; the property of being extremely abundant

proletarian...synonym: common man; a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

promontory...synonym: high ground; a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

proscribe...synonym: prohibit; command against

pulverize...synonym: crush; make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust

pummel...synonym: strike; strike, usually with the fist

pungency...synonym: sharpness; wit having a sharp and caustic quality

qualm...synonym: misgiving; uneasiness about the fitness of an action

quandary...synonym: dilemma; a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

quantifiable...synonym: possible to quantify; capable of being quantified

quiescent...synonym: dormant; not active or activated

raucous...synonym: rowdy; unpleasantly loud and harsh

ravenous...synonym: starving; extremely hungry

realign...synonym: adjust; align anew or better

recast...synonym: remake; cast again, in a different role

recluse...synonym: hermit; one who lives in solitude

recompense...synonym: pay back; make amends for; pay compensation for

recuperate...synonym: recover; regain or make up for

redouble...synonym: intensify; double in magnitude, extent, or intensity

reevaluate...synonym: reassess; revise or renew one's assessment

referent...synonym: the object of a reference; something referred to; the object of a reference

refract...synonym: bend sharply; subject to refraction

rehash...synonym: recap; present or use over, with no or few changes

renunciation...synonym: repudiation; rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

replete...synonym: full; fill to satisfaction

reprehensible...synonym: deplorable; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

reprieve...synonym: relief; a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

repudiate...synonym: renounce; cast off

repugnant...synonym: disgusting; offensive to the mind

repulsion...synonym: horror; the force by which bodies repel one another

resplendent...synonym: glorious; having great beauty and splendor

resuscitate...synonym: revive; cause to regain consciousness

reverberate...synonym: echo; ring or echo with sound

reverent...synonym: respectful; feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

reverie...synonym: dreaming; absentminded dreaming while awake

revile...synonym: assault verbally; spread negative information about

revisionist...synonym: one who seeks to revise an established view; a Communist who tries to rewrite Marxism to justify a retreat from the revolutionary position

rile...synonym: agitate; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

ruddy...synonym: flushed; inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

rummage...synonym: search; search haphazardly

sanguine...synonym: calm; a blood-red color

sardonic...synonym: sarcastic; disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

scald...synonym: burn; subject to harsh criticism

scavenge...synonym: seek; clean refuse from

schism...synonym: division; division of a group into opposing factions

scintillate...synonym: sparkle; give off

scruple...synonym: morals; hesitate on moral grounds

scrupulous...synonym: conscientious; having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

scuffle...synonym: struggle; disorderly fighting

scuttle...synonym: scurry; to move about or proceed hurriedly

sedate...synonym: calm; characterized by dignity and propriety

sedition...synonym: rebellion; an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government

seedy...synonym: rundown; full of seeds

sequester...synonym: isolate; requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

servitude...synonym: servanthood; state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment

sheaf...synonym: bundle; a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

shirk...synonym: avoid; avoid (one’s assigned duties)

shoddy...synonym: bad quality; reclaimed wool fiber

simile...synonym: comparison; a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like’ or `as’)

singe...synonym: scorch; burn superficially or lightly

skiff...synonym: small boat; any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

sleight...synonym: dexterity; adroitness in using the hands

snout...synonym: nose; a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal’s head; especially the nose

solemnity...synonym: seriousness; a trait of dignified seriousness

soliloquy...synonym: monologue; speech you make to yourself

sordid...synonym: filthy; morally degraded

spat...synonym: quarrel; a quarrel about petty points

spate...synonym: lot; (often followed by `of’) a large number or amount or extent

spontaneity...synonym: naturalness; the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint

spry...synonym: nimble; moving quickly and lightly

spurn...synonym: reject; reject with contempt

squabble...synonym: quarrel; a quarrel about petty points

squelch...synonym: suppress; suppress or crush completely

stagnate...synonym: grow stale; stand still

stalemate...synonym: standstill; subject to a stalemate

stanch...synonym: stop; stop the flow of a liquid

stasis...synonym: inactivity; an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped

staunch...synonym: resolute; firm and dependable especially in loyalty

stigmatize...synonym: libel; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

stingy...synonym: reluctant to spend; unwilling to spend

stoic...synonym: disinterested; seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

stricture...synonym: restriction; abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway

strident...synonym: shrill; conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

stymie...synonym: obstruct; hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

sullen...synonym: moody; showing a brooding ill humor

sunder...synonym: sever; break apart or in two, using violence

surly...synonym: ill-mannered; inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

surmise...synonym: guess; infer from incomplete evidence

surmount...synonym: overcome; get on top of; deal with successfully

surreptitious...synonym: sneaky; marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

sustenance...synonym: nourishment; a source of materials to nourish the body

swagger...synonym: strut; to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

swath...synonym: path; the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

swoon...synonym: faint; pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

symbiotic...synonym: mutually beneficial; used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each

tantamount...synonym: equivalent; being essentially equal to something

tarry...synonym: linger; be about

taut...synonym: tense; pulled or drawn tight

tenacity...synonym: doggedness; persistent determination

tenuous...synonym: flimsy; having thin consistency

tepid...synonym: lukewarm; moderately warm

terse...synonym: abrupt; brief and to the point; effectively cut short

theocracy...synonym: rule by religion; a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)

throe...synonym: spasm; severe spasm of pain

thunderous...synonym: roaring; loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

timidity...synonym: shyness; fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

tirade...synonym: outburst; a speech of violent denunciation

titular...synonym: nominal; of or relating to a legal title to something

torrid...synonym: passionate; characterized by intense emotion

totalitarianism...synonym: tyranny; a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

totter...synonym: sway; move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

tractable...synonym: cooperative; easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

traditionalist...synonym: conservative; one who adheres to traditional views

transitory...synonym: temporary; lasting a very short time

trepidation...synonym: fear; a feeling of alarm or dread

trite...synonym: overused; repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

tryst...synonym: meeting; a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex

tumult...synonym: chaos; a state of commotion and noise and confusion

tumultuous...synonym: turbulent; characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

typify...synonym: epitomize; embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

tyrannical...synonym: authoritarian; marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

tyro...synonym: beginner; someone new to a field or activity

unanimity...synonym: agreement; everyone being of one mind

unassuming...synonym: modest; not arrogant or presuming

unchallenged...synonym: undisputed; generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute

uncharacteristic...synonym: atypical; distinctive and not typical

uncharted...synonym: unknown; (of unknown regions) not yet surveyed or investigated

unconscionable...synonym: immoral; lacking a conscience

undaunted...synonym: bold; unshaken in purpose

unfettered...synonym: free; not bound by shackles and chains

unhinge...synonym: disquiet; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

uninitiated...synonym: inexperienced; not initiated; deficient in relevant experience

unintelligible...synonym: incomprehensible; poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise

unproductive...synonym: ineffective; not producing or capable of producing

unrelenting...synonym: inexorable; not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

unscathed...synonym: unharmed; not injured

unselfish...synonym: selfless; disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

unsightly...synonym: ugly; unpleasant to look at

unsubstantiated...synonym: unproven; unsupported by other evidence

unwieldy...synonym: awkward; difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

upshot...synonym: consequence; a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

vagary...synonym: caprice; an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person’s behavior, etc.)

vagrant...synonym: wanderer; a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

vaporize...synonym: evaporate; kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

variegate...synonym: motley; change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors

venerate...synonym: revere; regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

verdant...synonym: green; characterized by abundance of verdure

vestige...synonym: trace; an indication that something has been present

vilify...synonym: criticize; spread negative information about

vindication...synonym: justification; the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.

vindictive...synonym: cruel; disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

volition...synonym: will; the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

voluminous...synonym: ample; large in volume or bulk

voracious...synonym: ravening; excessively greedy and grasping

waft...synonym: float; be driven or carried along, as by the air

wallow...synonym: indulge; devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure

warble...synonym: sing; sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

whelp...synonym: puppy; birth

whet...synonym: sharpen; make keen or more acute

whiff...synonym: puff of air; a short light gust of air

wily...synonym: cunning; marked by skill in deception

winsome...synonym: charming; charming in a childlike or naive way

wistful...synonym: yearning; showing pensive sadness

wrangle...synonym: dispute; to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

wrest...synonym: seize; obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically

writhe...synonym: twist; to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

yore...synonym: past times; time long past

abeyance...synonym: pause; temporary cessation or suspension

abortive...synonym: unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended result

abrade...synonym: scrape; wear away

abridgment...synonym: shortening; a shortened version of a written work

abscond...synonym: run off; run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

absolutist...synonym: dictatorial; one who advocates absolutism

acclamation...synonym: commendation; enthusiastic approval

accost...synonym: approach violently; speak to someone

acerbic...synonym: bitter; sour or bitter in taste

acrid...synonym: bitter; (/)

acrimonious...synonym: bitter; marked by strong resentment or cynicism

addle...synonym: confuse; mix up or confuse

adulation...synonym: praise; servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

adulterate...synonym: pollute; corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

aerie...synonym: bird nest; the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)

affable...synonym: genial; diffusing warmth and friendliness

affectation...synonym: simulation; a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

aggrandize...synonym: embellish; add details to

aghast...synonym: shocked; struck with fear, dread, or consternation

ajar...synonym: open; slightly open

alacrity...synonym: eagerness; liveliness and eagerness

amoral...synonym: lacking ethics; neither moral nor immoral

anachronistic...synonym: unhistorical; chronologically misplaced

animus...synonym: hatred; a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

antipathy...synonym: hatred; a feeling of intense dislike

apiary...synonym: bee house; a shed containing a number of beehives

aplomb...synonym: poise; great coolness and composure under strain

apocryphal...synonym: of doubtful authenticity; being of questionable authenticity

apotheosis...synonym: exaltation; model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

arraign...synonym: accuse; call before a court to answer an indictment

asceticism...synonym: temperance; the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state

ashen...synonym: pale; anemic looking from illness or emotion

asinine...synonym: stupid; devoid of intelligence

assiduous...synonym: diligent; marked by care and persistent effort

assuage...synonym: soothe; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

autocrat...synonym: dictator; a cruel and oppressive dictator

avarice...synonym: greed; reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

avocation...synonym: hobby; an auxiliary activity

bawdy...synonym: vulgar; humorously vulgar

beeline...synonym: shortest most direct route; the most direct route

befuddle...synonym: confuse; be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

begrudge...synonym: resent; be envious of; set one’s heart on

beneficent...synonym: benevolent; doing or producing good

betroth...synonym: promise; give to in marriage

bevy...synonym: group; a large gathering of people of a particular type

bilk...synonym: cheat; cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

bivouac...synonym: encampment; temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

bludgeon...synonym: club; a club used as a weapon

bluster...synonym: fuss; noisy confusion and turbulence

bombastic...synonym: pompous; ostentatiously lofty in style

brawn...synonym: power; possessing muscular strength

brusque...synonym: abrupt; marked by rude or peremptory shortness

bucolic...synonym: rural; (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic

buffoon...synonym: joker; a rude or vulgar fool

cacophony...synonym: dissonance; a loud harsh or strident noise

cajole...synonym: coax; influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

callow...synonym: young; young and inexperienced

capitulate...synonym: give in; surrender under agreed conditions

careen...synonym: tilt; walk as if unable to control one’s movements

castigate...synonym: chasten; censure severely

catharsis...synonym: purging; (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

cathartic...synonym: releasing; a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

celibate...synonym: abstaining; an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity

cession...synonym: stopping; the act of ceding

chasten...synonym: criticize; censure severely

cheapen...synonym: degrade; lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

chortle...synonym: chuckle; laugh quietly or with restraint

circuitous...synonym: roundabout; marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

circumspect...synonym: discreet; heedful of potential consequences

clamber...synonym: scramble; climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

clammy...synonym: damp; unpleasantly cool and humid

clime...synonym: climate; the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

cloy...synonym: become excessive; supply or feed to surfeit

coagulate...synonym: clot; change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

coddle...synonym: pamper; treat with excessive indulgence

cognizance...synonym: understanding; having knowledge of

comely...synonym: attractive; according with custom or propriety

commandeer...synonym: seize; take arbitrarily or by force

conciliatory...synonym: agreeable; making or willing to make concessions

condescension...synonym: lordliness; the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

conflagration...synonym: huge fire; a very intense and uncontrolled fire

conflate...synonym: commingle; mix together different elements

conformist...synonym: habitually following or imitating others; someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)

congeal...synonym: solidify; become gelatinous

connive...synonym: scheme; encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

contemptible...synonym: shameful; deserving of contempt or scorn

contortion...synonym: distortion; the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

contrite...synonym: remorseful; feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

convivial...synonym: sociable; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

coterie...synonym: clique; an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

covetous...synonym: greedy; showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages

cozen...synonym: cheat; be false to; be dishonest with

credulity...synonym: gullibility; tendency to believe readily

credulous...synonym: naive; disposed to believe on little evidence

crossbreed...synonym: hybridize; breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

dais...synonym: podium; a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

daub...synonym: spread; coat with plaster

deadpan...synonym: expressionless; without betraying any feeling

debase...synonym: shame; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

decelerate...synonym: slow down; lose velocity; move more slowly

defeatist...synonym: pessimistic; someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions

deferential...synonym: respectful; showing deference

dehumanize...synonym: degrade; deprive of human qualities

deify...synonym: worship; consider as a god or godlike

deign...synonym: patronize; do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity

deject...synonym: dismay; lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

demagogue...synonym: popular leader, troublemaker; a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

demur...synonym: object; take exception to

demure...synonym: shy; affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

denude...synonym: strip; lay bare

derogate...synonym: belittle; cause to seem less serious; play down

desiccate...synonym: dry out; preserve by removing all water and liquids from

despoil...synonym: plunder; steal goods; take as spoils

despondent...synonym: depressed; without or almost without hope

dexterous...synonym: skilled; skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands

dint...synonym: way; interchangeable with `means’ in the expression `by means of’

disavow...synonym: reject; refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with

dishevel...synonym: tangle; disarrange or rumple

disjunction...synonym: disconnection; state of being disconnected

dispassionate...synonym: impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

disputation...synonym: debate; the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

disrepute...synonym: disgrace; the state of being held in low esteem

dissemble...synonym: feign; make believe with the intent to deceive

dissension...synonym: conflict; disagreement among those expected to cooperate

distend...synonym: dilate; become wider

doff...synonym: take off; remove

dolt...synonym: idiot; a person who is not very bright

dowager...synonym: widow; a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

dowdy...synonym: unfashionable; British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

downcast...synonym: depressed; directed downward

downtrodden...synonym: unfortunate; abused or oppressed by people in power

dregs...synonym: sediment; sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

dross...synonym: impurity; worthless or dangerous material that should be removed

duplicity...synonym: misrepresentation; a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

efface...synonym: erase; remove completely from recognition or memory

egocentric...synonym: self-centered; a self-centered person with little regard for others

egotism...synonym: selfishness; an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

emaciate...synonym: waste away; cause to grow thin or weak

embezzle...synonym: cheat; appropriate (as property entrusted to one’s care) fraudulently to one’s own use

embitter...synonym: make resentful; cause to be bitter or resentful

empathetic...synonym: sympathetic; showing empathy or ready comprehension of others’ states

enmesh...synonym: entangle; entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

ennui...synonym: boredom; the feeling of being bored by something tedious

epicure...synonym: food lover; a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

epigram...synonym: maxim; a witty saying

equanimity...synonym: calmness; steadiness of mind under stress

equivocal...synonym: conflicting; open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

erudition...synonym: scholarship; profound scholarly knowledge

evanescent...synonym: transient; tending to vanish like vapor

exhilaration...synonym: excitement; the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

exigent...synonym: demanding; demanding attention

exorcise...synonym: expel; expel through adjuration or prayers

explicate...synonym: explain; make plain and comprehensible

extirpate...synonym: uproot; destroy completely, as if down to the roots

extricate...synonym: disentangle; release from entanglement of difficulty

facetious...synonym: kidding; cleverly amusing in tone

fallacious...synonym: FALSE; containing or based on a fallacy

fastidious...synonym: careful; giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness

fatalism...synonym: extreme pessimism; a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable

feint...synonym: maneuver; deceive by a mock action

finicky...synonym: fussy; exacting especially about details

firebrand...synonym: troublemaker; a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

fitful...synonym: spasmodic; occurring in spells and often abruptly

flabbergast...synonym: astonish; overcome with amazement

flaccid...synonym: flabby; drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness

flippant...synonym: frivolous; showing inappropriate levity

floe...synonym: ice mass; a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea

florid...synonym: ruddy; elaborately or excessively ornamented

flotsam...synonym: floating or washed ashore objects; the floating wreckage of a ship

fluster...synonym: upset; be flustered; behave in a confused manner

foible...synonym: weak point; a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

folkway...synonym: custom belonging to a shared culture; a mode of thinking, feeling, or acting common to a given group of people; especially a traditional social custom (Merriam-Webster)

foment...synonym: stir up; try to stir up public opinion

foolhardy...synonym: impulsive; marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

forbear...synonym: refrain; refrain from doing

forebode...synonym: foretell; make a prediction about; tell in advance

fracas...synonym: fight; noisy quarrel

frugality...synonym: reluctance to spend; prudence in avoiding waste

funerary...synonym: related to burial; of or for or relating to a funeral

furtive...synonym: sneaky; marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

gaiety...synonym: cheerfulness; a gay feeling

gargantuan...synonym: huge; of great mass; huge and bulky

garish...synonym: gaudy; tastelessly showy

genteel...synonym: cultured; marked by refinement in taste and manners

gingerly...synonym: carefully; in a gingerly manner

glower...synonym: glare; look at with a fixed gaze

glutton...synonym: lover of food; a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

gnarl...synonym: distorted shape; twist into a state of deformity

grimy...synonym: dirty; thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

grovel...synonym: beg; show submission or fear

guffaw...synonym: laugh loudly; laugh boisterously

harangue...synonym: criticism; deliver a harangue to; address forcefully

headstrong...synonym: obstinate; habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

hedonist...synonym: pleasure seeker; someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

hedonistic...synonym: pleasure-seeking; devoted to pleasure

hieroglyph...synonym: symbol; writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)

histrionic...synonym: overly dramatic; characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

hovel...synonym: slum; small crude shelter used as a dwelling

iconoclast...synonym: image breaker; a destroyer of images used in religious worship

idiosyncrasy...synonym: peculiarity; a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

ignoble...synonym: shameful; completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

imbibe...synonym: drink; take in, also metaphorically

imitative...synonym: simulated; marked by or given to imitation

immobility...synonym: stillness; remaining in place

impassable...synonym: impossible to pass; incapable of being passed

imperious...synonym: dictatorial; having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

impertinent...synonym: disrespectful; characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

impetuous...synonym: impulsive; characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

impious...synonym: irreverent; lacking piety or reverence for a god

implacable...synonym: impossible to please; incapable of being placated

impregnable...synonym: invulnerable; immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

impressionable...synonym: easily influenced; easily impressed or influenced

impudent...synonym: disrespectful; marked by casual disrespect

impugn...synonym: criticize; attack as false or wrong

inarticulate...synonym: voiceless; without or deprived of the use of speech or words

inattention...synonym: ignoring; lack of attention

incongruity...synonym: incompatibility; the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate

incontrovertible...synonym: undeniable; impossible to deny or disprove

incorrigible...synonym: impossible to correct; impervious to correction by punishment

indecisive...synonym: uncertain; characterized by lack of decision and firmness

indefatigable...synonym: tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

indolent...synonym: slothful; disinclined to work or exertion

indomitable...synonym: persevering; impossible to subdue

ineffable...synonym: unspeakable; defying expression or description

ineptitude...synonym: clumsiness; unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

inestimable...synonym: immeasurable; beyond calculation or measure

inexact...synonym: imprecise; not exact

infatuate...synonym: captivate; arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way

infighting...synonym: internal conflict; prolonged and often bitter dissension or rivalry among members of a group or organization (Merriam-Webster)

inflammable...synonym: combustible; easily ignited

inimical...synonym: hostile; not friendly

inoffensive...synonym: harmless; not causing anger or annoyance

insensible...synonym: unfeeling; incapable of physical sensation

insincere...synonym: pretended; lacking sincerity

insipid...synonym: tasteless; lacking taste or flavor or tang

insolence...synonym: rudeness; the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

insubordination...synonym: disobedience; defiance of authority

insubstantial...synonym: unreal; lacking material form or substance; unreal

insufferable...synonym: intolerable; used of persons or their behavior

interloper...synonym: intruder; someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

intone...synonym: chant; utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

invective...synonym: vilification; abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

inviolable...synonym: invulnerable; incapable of being transgressed or dishonored

irrepressible...synonym: enthusiastic; impossible to repress or control

jaunty...synonym: lighthearted; marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

jubilant...synonym: rejoicing; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

jubilation...synonym: joyousness; a feeling of extreme joy

labyrinthine...synonym: complex; relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear

laconic...synonym: abrupt; brief and to the point; effectively cut short

laggard...synonym: lazy person; someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

lamentable...synonym: distressing; bad; unfortunate

languid...synonym: lethargic; lacking spirit or liveliness

largess...synonym: bonus; a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

leery...synonym: wary; openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

leniency...synonym: indulgence; mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

lethargic...synonym: lacking energy; deficient in alertness or activity

levity...synonym: frivolity; feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness

licentious...synonym: immoral; lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained

limber...synonym: flexible; attach the limber

lithe...synonym: nimble; moving and bending with ease

litigious...synonym: tending to file lawsuits; of or relating to litigation

loll...synonym: droop; hang loosely or laxly

lout...synonym: clumsy person; an awkward stupid person

luxuriant...synonym: abundant; marked by complexity and richness of detail

magnanimous...synonym: generous; noble and generous in spirit

malfeasance...synonym: wrongdoing; wrongful conduct by a public official

maniacal...synonym: crazy; wildly disordered

martinet...synonym: tyrant; someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

matriarch...synonym: female ruler; a female head of a family or tribe

maudlin...synonym: sentimental; effusively or insincerely emotional

melodious...synonym: tuneful; having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune

menial...synonym: unskilled; used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

merriment...synonym: amusement; a gay feeling

metaphoric...synonym: figurative; expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

miff...synonym: annoy; cause to be annoyed

mimicry...synonym: imitation; the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

misanthrope...synonym: people-hater; someone who dislikes people in general

misconstrue...synonym: misinterpret; interpret in the wrong way

miscreant...synonym: wrongdoer; a person without moral scruples

modicum...synonym: small amount; a small or moderate or token amount

morass...synonym: bog; a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

moribund...synonym: stagnant; not growing or changing; without force or vitality

morose...synonym: gloomy; showing a brooding ill humor

musculature...synonym: physical build; the muscular system of an organism

naivete...synonym: lack of sophistication; lack of sophistication or worldliness

naysayer...synonym: pessimist; someone with an aggressively negative attitude

nebulous...synonym: hazy; lacking definite form or limits

neologism...synonym: invented word; a newly invented word or phrase

nepotism...synonym: favoritism; favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

nicety...synonym: fine point; conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety

nihilist...synonym: anarchist; someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief

nonchalant...synonym: casual; marked by blithe unconcern

nonconformity...synonym: idiosyncrasy; lack of harmony or correspondence

nondescript...synonym: ordinary-looking; lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting

obsequious...synonym: servile; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

obtrusive...synonym: noticeable; undesirably noticeable

offhand...synonym: careless; without previous thought or preparation

opalescent...synonym: having muted rainbow colors; having a play of lustrous rainbow colors

ostentatious...synonym: showy; intended to attract notice and impress others

ostracize...synonym: exclude; expel from a community or group

outmoded...synonym: obsolete; make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete

overemphasize...synonym: exaggerate; place special or excessive emphasis on

pallid...synonym: pale; abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

parsimony...synonym: thrift; extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

pedant...synonym: academic; a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

pejorative...synonym: derogatory; expressing disapproval

penitent...synonym: remorseful; (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)

perfidy...synonym: treachery; betrayal of a trust

perfunctory...synonym: inattentive; hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

personification...synonym: embodiment; a person who represents an abstract quality

petulant...synonym: sulky; easily irritated or annoyed

phobic...synonym: fearful; suffering from irrational fears

piebald...synonym: multicoloured; having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

pilfer...synonym: steal; make off with belongings of others

pittance...synonym: small amount; an inadequate payment

placate...synonym: appease; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

plaintive...synonym: mournful; expressing sorrow

platitude...synonym: overused phrase; a trite or obvious remark

pliant...synonym: flexible; capable of being influenced or formed

poignancy...synonym: pathos; a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow

polemical...synonym: controversial; of or involving dispute or controversy

ponderous...synonym: heavy; slow and laborious because of weight

portend...synonym: foreshadow; indicate by signs

portent...synonym: forewarning; a sign of something about to happen

postmodernist...synonym: extremely modern, radical; of or relating to postmodernism

potentate...synonym: powerful person; a ruler who is unconstrained by law

praiseworthy...synonym: commendable; worthy of high praise

prattle...synonym: chatter; speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

preachy...synonym: overly instructive; inclined to or marked by tedious moralization

precis...synonym: summary; make a summary (of)

predilection...synonym: tendency; a predisposition in favor of something

preen...synonym: admire and clean oneself; clean with one’s bill

prelate...synonym: high priest; a senior clergyman and dignitary

premeditate...synonym: think over; consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand

prescient...synonym: looking ahead wisely; perceiving the significance of events before they occur

privation...synonym: lack; a state of extreme poverty

probity...synonym: truthfulness; complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

proclivity...synonym: inclination; a natural inclination

propagandist...synonym: political advertiser; a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government

propound...synonym: set forth; put forward, as of an idea

prosaic...synonym: ordinary; not fanciful or imaginative

proselytize...synonym: convert; convert to another faith or religion

prude...synonym: puritan; a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

putrid...synonym: rotten; of or relating to or attended by putrefaction

quaff...synonym: drink; to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

queasy...synonym: nauseated; causing or able to cause nausea

quixotic...synonym: fanciful; not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

quizzical...synonym: curious; playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

raiment...synonym: clothing; provide with clothes or put clothes on

rambunctious...synonym: boisterous; noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

ramshackle...synonym: falling apart; in deplorable condition

rancor...synonym: bitterness; a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

ransack...synonym: plunder; steal goods; take as spoils

rapt...synonym: fascinated; strike sharply

raspy...synonym: scratchy; unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

recalcitrant...synonym: obstinate; stubbornly resistant to authority or control

recant...synonym: retract; formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

recapitulate...synonym: go over; summarize briefly

reclusive...synonym: withdrawn; withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

recommence...synonym: begin again; cause to start anew

recrimination...synonym: revenge; mutual accusations

redemptive...synonym: saving; of or relating to or resulting in redemption

regale...synonym: entertain; provide with choice or abundant food or drink

rejoinder...synonym: comeback; a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

relinquishment...synonym: abandonment; a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.

remiss...synonym: delinquent; failing in what duty requires

renege...synonym: go back on; fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

repast...synonym: meal; the food served and eaten at one time

reproof...synonym: rebuke; an act or expression of criticism and censure

reprove...synonym: rebuke; take to task

restive...synonym: jittery; being in a tense state

retentive...synonym: able to keep or hold; good at remembering

reticence...synonym: reserve; the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

reticent...synonym: restrained; temperamentally disinclined to talk

retrench...synonym: reduce or diminish; tighten one’s belt; use resources carefully

revelry...synonym: celebration; unrestrained merrymaking

revivalist...synonym: one who promotes revival; a preacher of the Christian gospel

revulsion...synonym: disgust; intense aversion

rivulet...synonym: stream; a small stream

roil...synonym: churn; be agitated

rostrum...synonym: podium; a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

rudiment...synonym: basic principle; the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

ruffian...synonym: hoodlum; a cruel and brutal fellow

ruminate...synonym: think over; chew the cuds

sagacity...synonym: wisdom; the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

salutary...synonym: healthful; tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

sanctimonious...synonym: hypocritically pious in manner; excessively or hypocritically pious

satiate...synonym: satisfy; fill to satisfaction

satirize...synonym: ridicule; ridicule with satire

saunter...synonym: stroll; walk leisurely and with no apparent aim

scad...synonym: large amount; a large number or amount

scurvy...synonym: contemptible; a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

servile...synonym: meek; submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

sinuous...synonym: winding; curved or curving in and out

skimp...synonym: save; work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

skittish...synonym: nervous; unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

skulk...synonym: slink; lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

slacken...synonym: loosen; become slow or slower

solemnize...synonym: dignify or celebrate; observe or perform with dignity or gravity

solicitous...synonym: considerate; full of anxiety and concern

specious...synonym: FALSE; plausible but false

sprightly...synonym: spirited; full of spirit and vitality

squalid...synonym: filthy; morally degraded

squalor...synonym: filth; sordid dirtiness

squeamish...synonym: easily disgusted; excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

staid...synonym: calm; characterized by dignity and propriety

stickler...synonym: adherent; someone who insists on something

stilted...synonym: artificial; artificially formal

stratagem...synonym: scheme; a maneuver in a game or conversation

striated...synonym: striped; mark with striae or striations

stupefy...synonym: astonish; make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation

stupor...synonym: daze; the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

subterfuge...synonym: deception; something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

succor...synonym: consolation; assistance in time of difficulty

swelter...synonym: heat; be uncomfortably hot

swill...synonym: drink; feed pigs

swindler...synonym: cheater; a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

sycophant...synonym: kiss-up; a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

syncopate...synonym: alter the natural pattern of emphasis; modify the rhythm by stressing or accenting a weak beat

tawdry...synonym: tacky; tastelessly showy

tedium...synonym: boredom; the feeling of being bored by something tedious

temperamental...synonym: moody; relating to or caused by temperament

tenable...synonym: reasonable; based on sound reasoning or evidence

testy...synonym: irritable; easily irritated or annoyed

toady...synonym: kiss-up; try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

tortuous...synonym: convoluted; highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

transmute...synonym: change; change in outward structure or looks

treacle...synonym: syrup; a pale cane syrup

trenchant...synonym: keen; having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

truism...synonym: overused phrase; an obvious truth

turbid...synonym: cloudy; (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

turpitude...synonym: depravity; a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

tussle...synonym: fight; fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

unassailable...synonym: invulnerable; immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

uncouth...synonym: unrefined; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

unkempt...synonym: untidy; not neatly combed

unoriginal...synonym: commonplace; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

unrequited...synonym: unreturned; not returned in kind

unseemly...synonym: improper; not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

untried...synonym: untested; not tried or tested by experience

unyielding...synonym: persistent; stubbornly unyielding

urbane...synonym: refined; showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

vacuous...synonym: empty; devoid of intelligence

vapid...synonym: insipid; lacking taste or flavor or tang

vexation...synonym: irritation; anger produced by some annoying irritation

vicissitude...synonym: fluctuation; a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

virile...synonym: manly; characterized by energy and vigor

virtuosity...synonym: skill; technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

vitiate...synonym: spoil or corrupt; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

vociferous...synonym: loud; conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

waif...synonym: street child; a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

welter...synonym: rolling or tumbling; a confused multitude of things

wend...synonym: travel; direct one’s course or way

winnow...synonym: separate; separate the chaff from by using air currents

wispy...synonym: thin; thin and weak

wrongdoer...synonym: bad person; a person who transgresses moral or civil law

abase...synonym: humiliate; cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

abasement...synonym: degradation; a low or downcast state

abash...synonym: embarrass; cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

abhorrence...synonym: loathing; hate coupled with disgust

abjure...synonym: renounce; formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

abstruse...synonym: esoteric; difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

acrimony...synonym: bitterness; a rough and bitter manner

aesthete...synonym: one who is sensitive to beauty; one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature

antedate...synonym: precede; be earlier in time; go back further

antipodes...synonym: places opposite each other on the globe; direct opposite; any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth

arboreal...synonym: treelike; of or relating to or formed by trees

arrogate...synonym: assert or claim wrongfully; demand as being one’s due or property; assert one’s right or title to

askance...synonym: sideways; (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy

aspersion...synonym: criticism; a disparaging remark

augury...synonym: prediction; an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

aureole...synonym: ring; the outermost region of the sun’s atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

baleful...synonym: threatening; deadly or sinister

baneful...synonym: harmful; exceedingly harmful

belabor...synonym: work over; to work at or to absurd length

bellicose...synonym: combative; having or showing a ready disposition to fight

belligerence...synonym: hostility; hostile or warlike attitude or nature

bilious...synonym: acidic; relating to or containing bile

blase...synonym: unconcerned; very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

bombast...synonym: pretentious speech; pompous or pretentious talk or writing

calamitous...synonym: disastrous; (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

calculable...synonym: estimable; capable of being calculated or estimated

calumny...synonym: slander; a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone’s words or actions

cantankerous...synonym: crabby; stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

capacious...synonym: spacious; large in capacity

cavil...synonym: grumbling; raise trivial objections

certitude...synonym: assurance; total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

chauvinist...synonym: bigot; a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind

chicanery...synonym: trickery; the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

chivalrous...synonym: gallant; being attentive to women like an ideal knight

churl...synonym: peasant; a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

claustrophobia...synonym: fear of enclosed spaces; a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space

codicil...synonym: attachment; a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will

cohere...synonym: stick; come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

commiserate...synonym: sympathize; to feel or express sympathy or compassion

compunction...synonym: remorse; a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

comradeship...synonym: fellow-feeling; the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

concordant...synonym: harmonious; in keeping

consonance...synonym: harmoniousness; the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words

coterminous...synonym: sharing a border; being of equal extent or scope or duration

counterfeiter...synonym: forger; someone who makes copies illegally

dalliance...synonym: love affair; the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

dawdle...synonym: linger; take one’s time; proceed slowly

debauch...synonym: corrupt; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

decorous...synonym: appropriate; characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

desultory...synonym: goalless; marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another

diffident...synonym: shy; showing modest reserve

disabuse...synonym: rid; free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

discomfit...synonym: upset; cause to lose one’s composure

doctrinaire...synonym: dogmatic and impractical; stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability

duplicitous...synonym: two-faced; marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

ebullient...synonym: enthusiastic; joyously unrestrained

effusive...synonym: gushing; uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

egoism...synonym: self-centeredness; concern for your own interests and welfare

egotist...synonym: selfish person; a conceited and self-centered person

emend...synonym: correct; make improvements or corrections to

enervate...synonym: weaken; weaken mentally or morally

enfranchise...synonym: grant full rights or freedom; grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude

equivocation...synonym: ambiguity; a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

estimable...synonym: considerable; deserving of respect or high regard

eulogize...synonym: praise; praise formally and eloquently

euphony...synonym: harmony; any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds

evenhanded...synonym: equitable; without partiality

excoriate...synonym: denounce; express strong disapproval of

execrable...synonym: detestable; of very poor quality or condition

famish...synonym: starve; be hungry; go without food

fatuous...synonym: stupid; devoid of intelligence

feckless...synonym: careless; not fit to assume responsibility

fecund...synonym: fertile; capable of producing offspring or vegetation

felicitous...synonym: fortunate; exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style

fetid...synonym: stinking; offensively malodorous

filch...synonym: steal; make off with belongings of others

finagle...synonym: manipulate; achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

foretaste...synonym: advance experience; an early limited awareness of something yet to occur

fractious...synonym: grouchy; stubbornly resistant to authority or control

fulsome...synonym: excessive, sickening; unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

gainsay...synonym: contradict; take exception to

gambol...synonym: frolic; play boisterously

garrulous...synonym: talkative; full of trivial conversation

gluttonous...synonym: greedy; given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

gruel...synonym: porridge; a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)

habituate...synonym: familiarize; make psychologically or physically used (to something)

humdrum...synonym: boring; the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety

iconoclastic...synonym: rebellious; characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions

ignominious...synonym: disgraceful; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

ignominy...synonym: disgrace; a state of dishonor

impassive...synonym: expressionless; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited

impiety...synonym: unrighteousness; unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

impudence...synonym: disrespect; an impudent statement

inchoate...synonym: not yet organized; only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

incorporeal...synonym: bodiless; without material form or substance

indolence...synonym: inactivity; inactivity resulting from a dislike of work

indubitable...synonym: certain; too obvious to be doubted

inelegant...synonym: awkward; lacking in refinement or grace or good taste

ingenue...synonym: young performer; an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl

ingenuous...synonym: innocent; characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

ingrate...synonym: ungrateful person; a person who shows no gratitude

ingratiate...synonym: gain others' favor for; gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

inopportune...synonym: unlucky; not opportune

insincerity...synonym: deceitfulness; the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical

insuperable...synonym: insurmountable; impossible to surmount

intemperance...synonym: lack of moderation; the quality of being intemperate

intemperate...synonym: indulgent; (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes

intransigence...synonym: stubbornness; the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise

intransigent...synonym: obstinate; impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

inveterate...synonym: established; in a habitual and longstanding manner

inviolate...synonym: protected; (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken

irascible...synonym: angry; quickly aroused to anger

irksome...synonym: annoying; so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

jocular...synonym: joking; characterized by jokes and good humor

killjoy...synonym: grouch; someone who spoils the pleasure of others

lackadaisical...synonym: careless; lacking spirit or liveliness

liberality...synonym: generosity; an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom

limpid...synonym: crystal clear; clear and bright

loquacious...synonym: talkative; full of trivial conversation

magnanimity...synonym: largess; liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

malinger...synonym: shirk; avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

mendacity...synonym: dishonesty; the tendency to be untruthful

mendicant...synonym: wanderer; a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms

miasma...synonym: poisonous atmosphere; an unwholesome atmosphere

misapprehension...synonym: misunderstanding; an understanding of something that is not correct

misjudge...synonym: mistake; judge incorrectly

mollify...synonym: appease; cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

monarchical...synonym: kingly; having the characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch

muggy...synonym: humid; hot or warm and humid

multifarious...synonym: diverse; having many aspects

musky...synonym: fragrant; resembling the smell of musk

nonplus...synonym: perplex; be a mystery or bewildering to

odium...synonym: dislike; state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior

odorous...synonym: fragrant; having odor or a characteristic odor

officious...synonym: intrusive; intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

omnivorous...synonym: eating all types of food; feeding on both plants and animals

ossify...synonym: solidify; become bony

ostentation...synonym: pompousness; a gaudy outward display

overabundance...synonym: excess; the state of being more than full

paean...synonym: praise; a formal expression of praise

pedantry...synonym: excessive display of learning; an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning

perfidious...synonym: treacherous; tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

peripatetic...synonym: travelling; a person who walks from place to place

perquisite...synonym: bonus; an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)

piquant...synonym: pungent; having an agreeably pungent taste

plaudit...synonym: acclaim; enthusiastic approval

plebeian...synonym: common person; one of the common people

plenitude...synonym: abundance; a full supply

portly...synonym: stout; euphemisms for `fat’

poseur...synonym: faker; a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not

potshot...synonym: criticism; criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration

prate...synonym: chatter; speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

preeminence...synonym: distinction; high status importance owing to marked superiority

prescience...synonym: foresight; the power to foresee the future

primp...synonym: dress up; dress or groom with elaborate care

profligate...synonym: extravagant; a dissolute man in fashionable society

profundity...synonym: wisdom; wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

propitious...synonym: encouraging; presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

protean...synonym: changeable; taking on different forms

protuberance...synonym: bulge; something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

prurient...synonym: lustful; characterized by lust

puerile...synonym: immature; of or characteristic of a child

pugnacious...synonym: belligerent; tough and callous by virtue of experience

quiescence...synonym: inactivity; a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

raconteur...synonym: narrator; a person skilled in telling anecdotes

ramify...synonym: branch off; have or develop complicating consequences

rankle...synonym: irritate; gnaw into; make resentful or angry

rapacious...synonym: plundering; living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

rarefy...synonym: refine; lessen the density or solidity of

rectitude...synonym: righteousness; righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest

redolent...synonym: odorous; serving to bring to mind

remonstrance...synonym: complaint; the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

remunerative...synonym: lucrative; for which money is paid

reprobate...synonym: disgraceful person; reject (documents) as invalid

repugnance...synonym: disgust; intense aversion

requite...synonym: repay; make repayment for or return something

retinue...synonym: attendants; the group following and attending to some important person

reverential...synonym: respectful; feeling or manifesting veneration

ribald...synonym: obscene; a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language

saccharine...synonym: sickly sweet; overly sweet

sacrilegious...synonym: blasphemous; grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

sacrosanct...synonym: extremely holy; must be kept sacred

sagacious...synonym: wise; acutely insightful and wise

scrimp...synonym: save; subsist on a meager allowance

scurrilous...synonym: abusive; expressing offensive reproach

seamy...synonym: sleazy; showing a seam

sedulous...synonym: diligent; marked by care and persistent effort

simper...synonym: silly smile; smile affectedly or derisively

sinewy...synonym: stringy; (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew

slake...synonym: satisfy; satisfy (thirst)

slovenly...synonym: sloppy; negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt

snivel...synonym: sniff; talk in a tearful manner

sodden...synonym: soaked; wet through and through; thoroughly wet

sophistry...synonym: false argument; a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

sophomoric...synonym: immature; conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature (Merriam-Webster)

spendthrift...synonym: wasteful; someone who spends money prodigally

stodgy...synonym: uninteresting; heavy and starchy and hard to digest

stoical...synonym: unemotional; seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

stolid...synonym: placid; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited

suffragist...synonym: activist for voting rights; an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)

supercilious...synonym: haughty; having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

superficiality...synonym: shallowness; lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling

surfeit...synonym: excess; supply or feed to surfeit

swarthy...synonym: dark; naturally having skin of a dark color

taciturn...synonym: silent; habitually reserved and uncommunicative

tautological...synonym: redundant; repetition of same sense in different words

temerity...synonym: boldness; fearless daring

tempestuous...synonym: stormy; characterized by violent emotions or behavior

threadbare...synonym: worn out; repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

timorous...synonym: fearful; timid by nature or revealing timidity

titter...synonym: giggle; laugh nervously

torpor...synonym: lethargy; a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

tremulous...synonym: trembling; (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear

turgid...synonym: pompous; ostentatiously lofty in style

turncoat...synonym: traitor; a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

umbrage...synonym: offense; a feeling of anger caused by being offended

unalterable...synonym: unchangeable; not capable of being changed or altered

unappreciated...synonym: unacknowledged; not fully understood or grasped

unflagging...synonym: unfailing; showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

ungainly...synonym: awkward; lacking grace in movement or posture

unswerving...synonym: steadfast; going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside

untainted...synonym: pure; (of reputation) free from blemishes

upbraid...synonym: reproach; express criticism towards

uproarious...synonym: hilarious; uncontrollably noisy

vacillate...synonym: fluctuate; be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

venal...synonym: corrupt; capable of being corrupted

verisimilitude...synonym: lifelikeness; the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

vitriolic...synonym: bitter; harsh or corrosive in tone

vivacity...synonym: liveliness; characterized by high spirits and animation

voluble...synonym: talkative; marked by a ready flow of speech

waylay...synonym: ambush; wait in hiding to attack

wheedle...synonym: coax; influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

whinny...synonym: neigh; make a characteristic sound, of a horse

witticism...synonym: clever comment; a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

abnegation...synonym: repudiation; the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

adumbrate...synonym: foreshadow; describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

allusive...synonym: indirect; characterized by indirect references

antediluvian...synonym: extremely ancient; any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

anticlimax...synonym: letdown; a disappointing decline after a previous rise

avuncular...synonym: uncle-like; resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence

betoken...synonym: indicate; be a signal for or a symptom of

blandishment...synonym: flattery; flattery intended to persuade

braggart...synonym: boastful person; a very boastful and talkative person

bungler...synonym: incompetent person; someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

cacophonous...synonym: dissonant; having an unpleasant sound

catcall...synonym: heckle; a cry expressing disapproval

censorious...synonym: critical; harshly critical or expressing censure

chary...synonym: cautious; characterized by great caution and wariness

chimerical...synonym: deceptive; being or relating to or like a chimera

choleric...synonym: angry; easily moved to anger

circumlocution...synonym: indirect expression; a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

cogitate...synonym: think about; consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one’s mind

condole...synonym: comfort; express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death

congruity...synonym: harmony; the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

convalesce...synonym: recover; get over an illness or shock

convoke...synonym: summon together; call together

corpulent...synonym: obese; excessively fat

cupidity...synonym: greed; extreme greed for material wealth

deducible...synonym: possible to infer; capable of being deduced

depersonalize...synonym: make unemotional; make impersonal or present as an object

descry...synonym: spot; catch sight of

diaphanous...synonym: delicate; so thin as to transmit light

diffidence...synonym: shyness; lack of self-confidence

dilatory...synonym: procrastinating; wasting time

disavowal...synonym: repudiation; denial of any connection with or knowledge of

discourteous...synonym: rude; showing no courtesy; rude

disinclination...synonym: unwillingness; that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike

dulcet...synonym: sweet; extremely pleasant in a gentle way

effervescence...synonym: enthusiasm; the process of bubbling as gas escapes

effrontery...synonym: presumption; audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

equable...synonym: even, unvarying; not varying

equivocate...synonym: use ambiguous language; be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

exculpate...synonym: exonerate; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

expiate...synonym: atone; make amends for

fervid...synonym: passionate; characterized by intense emotion

flamboyance...synonym: showiness; extravagant elaborateness

halfhearted...synonym: unenthusiastic; feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

hardheaded...synonym: stubborn; unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

heartrending...synonym: arousing deep sympathy; causing or marked by grief or anguish

imperturbable...synonym: calm; not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure

importune...synonym: plead; beg persistently and urgently

indigence...synonym: poverty; a state of extreme poverty or destitution

indisposed...synonym: reluctant; make unwilling

insubordinate...synonym: rebellious; not submissive to authority

insularity...synonym: isolation; the state of being isolated or detached

irreproachable...synonym: blameless; free of guilt; not subject to blame

irresolute...synonym: indecisive; uncertain how to act or proceed

jingoism...synonym: nationalism; an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions

jollity...synonym: cheerfulness; feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor

languor...synonym: lethargy; a relaxed comfortable feeling

lassitude...synonym: sluggishness; a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)

legerdemain...synonym: magic trick; an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

lilliputian...synonym: tiny; a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)

lionize...synonym: commemorate; assign great social importance to

lugubrious...synonym: depressing; excessively mournful

malediction...synonym: curse; the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

mawkish...synonym: maudlin; effusively or insincerely emotional

mellifluous...synonym: smooth and sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear

mendacious...synonym: untruthful; given to lying

munificence...synonym: generosity; liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

munificent...synonym: generous; very generous

mutinous...synonym: rebellious; disposed to or in a state of mutiny

noisome...synonym: stinky; causing or able to cause nausea

nonchalance...synonym: casualness; the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

nonentity...synonym: unimportant person; the state of not existing

obdurate...synonym: stubborn; stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

obtrude...synonym: stick out; push to thrust outward

opprobrium...synonym: disgrace; state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

oracular...synonym: prophetic; of or relating to an oracle

overweening...synonym: arrogant; unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

palliate...synonym: soothe; lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

peccadillo...synonym: small fault; a petty misdeed

penury...synonym: poverty; a state of extreme poverty or destitution

perspicacity...synonym: discernment; intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

petulance...synonym: ill humor; an irritable petulant feeling

phlegmatic...synonym: calm; showing little emotion

prevaricate...synonym: equivocate; be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

propitiate...synonym: appease; make peace with

punctilious...synonym: precise; marked by precise accordance with details

querulous...synonym: complaining; habitually complaining

rancorous...synonym: hostile; showing deep-seated resentment

recondite...synonym: mysterious; difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

regimentation...synonym: tight management; the imposition of order or discipline

salubrious...synonym: healthy; promoting health; healthful

seemly...synonym: decorous; according with custom or propriety

sermonize...synonym: moralize; speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

shopworn...synonym: unoriginal; worn or faded from being on display in a store

shyster...synonym: unethical lawyer; a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

slapdash...synonym: sloppy; in a careless or reckless manner

slipshod...synonym: careless; marked by great carelessness

solipsistic...synonym: extreme self-focus; extreme egocentrism (Merriam-Webster)

somnolent...synonym: sleepy; inclined to or marked by drowsiness

soporific...synonym: causing sleep; a drug that induces sleep

suborn...synonym: bribe; incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

temporize...synonym: delay; draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

torpid...synonym: sluggish; slow and apathetic

traduce...synonym: slander; speak unfavorably about

truculent...synonym: belligerent; defiantly aggressive

unconcern...synonym: indifference; the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

unctuous...synonym: oily; unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

unfeigned...synonym: genuine; not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

ungovernable...synonym: lacking control; of persons

unpromising...synonym: unfavorable; unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment

unstinting...synonym: extremely generous; very generous

unworldly...synonym: lacking interest in material things; not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations

venial...synonym: pardonable; warranting only temporal punishment

venturesome...synonym: daring; disposed to venture or take risks

verbalization...synonym: vocalization; the activity of expressing something in words

wastrel...synonym: irresponsible person; someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently

wizened...synonym: shrivelled; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

workaday...synonym: ordinary; found in the ordinary course of events

wrongheaded...synonym: deeply in error; obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion

abstemious...synonym: restraining; sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

atavism...synonym: reversion; a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

captious...synonym: crabby; tending to find and call attention to faults

castigation...synonym: chastisement; a severe scolding

clangor...synonym: commotion; a loud resonant repeating noise

complaisance...synonym: agreeableness; a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

complaisant...synonym: agreeable; showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

condemnatory...synonym: critical; containing or imposing condemnation or censure

conformism...synonym: imitating others' beliefs or behavior; orthodoxy in thoughts and belief

corpulence...synonym: stoutness; the property of excessive fatness

dogmatist...synonym: doctrinaire; a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions

effulgent...synonym: beaming; radiating or as if radiating light

expurgate...synonym: cleanse; edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

frolicsome...synonym: spirited; given to merry frolicking

gesticulation...synonym: gesture; a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion

grandiloquent...synonym: excessively heightened speech; lofty in style

impecunious...synonym: penniless; not having enough money to pay for necessities

infelicity...synonym: bad luck; inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

invigoration...synonym: energizing; quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

jocose...synonym: joking; characterized by jokes and good humor

lechery...synonym: sexual immorality; unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity

lummox...synonym: clumsy person; an awkward stupid person

malingerer...synonym: slacker; someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

obstreperous...synonym: noisy; noisily and stubbornly defiant

odoriferous...synonym: fragrant; emitting an odor

pellucid...synonym: crystal clear; transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

penurious...synonym: poor; not having enough money to pay for necessities

perspicacious...synonym: insightful; acutely insightful and wise

pertinacious...synonym: stubborn; stubbornly unyielding

prepossess...synonym: bias; make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand

prudery...synonym: primness; excessive or affected modesty

pulchritude...synonym: beauty; physical beauty (especially of a woman)

simpleminded...synonym: unsophisticated; lacking subtlety and insight

time-worn...synonym: overused; repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

treacly...synonym: overly sweet; overly sweet

unexceptionable...synonym: acceptable; completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach

valediction...synonym: farewell; the act of saying farewell

veracious...synonym: true; habitually speaking the truth

viscid...synonym: gluey; having the sticky properties of an adhesive

vituperative...synonym: hateful; marked by harshly abusive criticism

acerbity...synonym: bitterness; a sharp bitterness

bedizen...synonym: decorate; decorate tastelessly

blandish...synonym: flatter; praise somewhat dishonestly

disputatious...synonym: argumentative; inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

loquacity...synonym: talkativeness; the quality of being wordy and talkative

mettlesome...synonym: brave; mettlesome (having a proud and unbroken spirit

pugnacity...synonym: belligerence; a natural disposition to be hostile

suavity...synonym: smoothness; the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner

truculence...synonym: belligerence; obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness

unvaried...synonym: monotonous; lacking variety

vituperate...synonym: condemn; spread negative information about

whimsicality...synonym: playfulness; the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

demurral...synonym: refusal; a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

impassivity...synonym: composure; apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

openhanded...synonym: generous; given or giving freely

unfrock...synonym: remove from a sacred office; divest of the frock; of church officials

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