Greatest hits 8.txt

  1. privy adj.
    Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
  2. prim adj.
    Stiffly proper.
  3. prevaricate v.
    To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
  4. presumptuous adj.
    Assuming too much.
  5. preposterous adj.
    Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
  6. prelude n.
    An introductory or opening performance.
  7. prehensible adj.
    Capable of being grasped.
  8. prehensile adj.
    Adapted for grasping or holding.
  9. preempt v.
    To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
  10. preemption n.
    The right or act of purchasing before others.
  11. precipitant adj.
    Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.
  12. precipitate v.
    To force forward prematurely.
  13. plausible adj.
    Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.
  14. pervade v.
    To pass or spread through every part.
  15. pervasion n.
    The state of spreading through every part.
  16. pervasive adj.
    Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.
  17. perjure v.
    To swear falsely to.
  18. perjury n.
    A solemn assertion of a falsity.
  19. penitence n.
    Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
  20. pedant n.
    A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
  21. pedagogics n.
    The science and art of teaching.
  22. palate n.
    The roof of the mouth.
  23. palatial adj.
  24. paleontology n.
    The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
  25. ordnance n.
    A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
  26. writhe v.
    To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.
  27. wry adj.
    Deviating from that which is proper or right.
  28. veneer n.
    Outside show or elegance.
  29. venerable adj.
    Meriting or commanding high esteem.
  30. vegetate v.
    To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
  31. valedictory n.
    A parting address.
  32. usury n.
    The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.
  33. unconscionable adj.
    Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
  34. umbrage n.
    A sense of injury.
  35. transcribe v.
    To write over again (something already written)
  36. temerity n.
  37. temporal adj.
    Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
  38. temporize v.
    To pursue a policy of delay.
  39. taut adj.
    Stretched tight.
  40. surmount v.
    To overcome by force of will.
  41. supercilious adj.
    Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
  42. specious adj.
  43. sordid adj.
    Of degraded character or nature.
  44. sophistry n.
    Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
  45. sophism n.
    A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
  46. soliloquy n.
    A monologue.
  47. solstice n.
    The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination.
  48. shrewd adj.
    Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
  49. severance n.
  50. orate v.
    To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
  51. oration n.
    An elaborate or formal public speech.
  52. orator n.
    One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
  53. oratorio n.
    A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
  54. oratory n.
    The art of public speaking.
  55. opprobrium n.
    The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
  56. officious adj.
    Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
  57. olfactory adj.
    of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
  58. obstreperous adj.
  59. obstetrician n.
    A practitioner of midwifery.
  60. obnoxious adj.
  61. obsequies n.
    Funeral rites.
  62. obsequious adj.
    Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
  63. noxious adj.
  64. nuance n.
    A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
  65. natal adj.
    Pertaining to one's birth.
  66. motley adj.
    Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
  67. levity n.
  68. levy v.
    To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
  69. ingenious adj.
    Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
  70. ingenuity n.
    Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
  71. ingenuous adj.
    Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
  72. indigent adj.
  73. indignant adj.
    Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
  74. impetuous adj.
  75. impetus n.
    Any impulse or incentive.
  76. hypothesis n.
    A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
  77. ichthyic adj.
  78. heresy n.
    An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
  79. heretic n.
    One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
  80. harangue n.
    A tirade.
  81. grimace n.
    A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.
  82. genealogy n.
    A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
  83. fiducial adj.
    Indicative of faith or trust.
  84. festive adj.
  85. feint n.
    Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.
  86. extraneous adj.
    Having no essential relation to a subject.
  87. explicit adj.
  88. exigency n.
    A critical period or condition.
  89. euphemism n.
    A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
  90. enthrall v.
    To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
  91. effeminate adj.
    Having womanish traits or qualities.
  92. effete adj.
    Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
  93. efflorescent adj.
    Opening in flower.
  94. dissonance n.
  95. dissemble v.
    To hide by pretending something different.
  96. dissension n.
    Angry or violent difference of opinion.
  97. dissent n.
  98. disparity n.
  99. discreet adj.
  100. disconsolate adj.
  101. deposition n.
    Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
  102. demagogue n.
    An unprincipled politician.
  103. cursive adj.
    Writing in which the letters are joined together.
  104. cursory adj.
    Rapid and superficial.
  105. credulous adj.
    Easily deceived.
  106. creed n.
    A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.
  107. covert adj.
    Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
  108. conveyance n.
    That by which anything is transported.
  109. convivial adj.
    Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
  110. convene v.
    To summon or cause to assemble.
  111. conducive adj.
    Contributing to an end.
  112. concordance n.
  113. conceit n.
    Self-flattering opinion.
  114. clangor n.
    Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
  115. circumlocution n.
    Indirect or roundabout expression.
  116. chasten v.
    To purify by affliction.
  117. chastise v.
    To subject to punitive measures.
  118. cessation n.
    Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
  119. cession n.
    Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
  120. cant v.
    To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
  121. cantata n.
    A choral composition.
  122. canto n.
    One of the divisions of an extended poem.
  123. bumptious adj.
    Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
  124. brooch n.
    An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
  125. broach v.
    To mention, for the first time.
  126. boisterous adj.
    Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
  127. blatant adj.
    Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
  128. bibulous adj.
    Fond of drinking.
  129. begrudge v.
    To envy one of the possession of.
  130. assent v.
    To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
  131. assay n.
    The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
  132. apostate adj.
  133. annotate v.
    To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
  134. advert v.
    To refer incidentally.
  135. Assuage
    ease, lessen
  136. Biennial
    every two years
  137. Pestle
    tool for mashing or grinding substances in a bowl
  138. Pharisaical
    pertaining to pharisees
  139. Infringe
    violate, encroach
  140. List
    tilt, lean over
  141. Expatiate
    talk at length
  142. Cerebration
  143. Babble
    chatter idly
  144. Awe
    solemn wonder
  145. Petty
  146. Shrew
    scolding woman
  147. Revile
    slander, vilify
  148. Timorous
  149. Marrow
    soft tissue filling the bones
  150. Lucre
  151. Purchase
    firm grasp or footing
  152. Sherbet
    flavored desert ice
  153. Malicious
    dictated by hatred or despise
  154. Opalescent
  155. Nihilism
    denial of traditional values
  156. Sunder
  157. Pious
  158. Consecrate
    dedicate, sanctify
  159. Conjure
    summon a devil, practice a magic
  160. Abstinence
    restraint from eating or drinking
  161. Blithe
    gay, joyous
  162. Contusion
  163. Histrionic
  164. Nonage
  165. Granulate
    form into grains
  166. Flail
    thresh grain by hand
  167. Flagellate
    flog, whip
  168. Flamboyant
  169. Blasphemous
  170. Addiction
    habitual need, compulsion
  171. Compress
    squeeze, contract
  172. Suavity
    urbanity, polish
  173. Narcissist
    conceited person
  174. Depilate
    remove hair
  175. Incentive
    spur, motive
  176. Magnitude
  177. Intermittent
    periodic, on and off
  178. Invalidate
    weaken, destroy
  179. Lout
    clumsy person
  180. Sangfroid
    coolness in a trying situation
  181. Vogue
    popular fashion
  182. Viscid
  183. Wan
    having a pale or sticky color
  184. Malaise
    uneasiness, distress
  185. Subsequent
    following, later
  186. Throes
    violent anguish
  187. Jeremiad
    lament, complaint
  188. Forensic
    suitable to debates or courts of law
  189. Induce
    persuade, bring out
  190. Paramour
    illicit lover
  191. Orient
    get one's bearing
  192. Infer
    deduce, conclude
  193. Disfigure
    mar in beauty
  194. Toga
    roman outer robe
  195. Imbecility
    weakness of mind
  196. Bestial
    beastlike, brutal
  197. Fictitious
  198. Figurative
    not literal
  199. Finesse
    delicate skill
  200. Inane
    senseless, silly
  201. Amulet
    charm, talisman
  202. Emetic
    substance causing vomiting
  203. Bloated
    swollen or puffed as with water
  204. Dwindle
    shrink, reduce
  205. Fluency
    smoothness of speech
  206. Factotum
  207. Fancier
    breeder or dealer of animals
  208. Trivia
  209. Cloven(adj.)
  210. Assessment
    estimation, appraisal
  211. Credo
  212. Benediction
  213. Execrable
    very bad
  214. Maritime
    bordering on the sea
  215. Lurid
  216. Numismatist
    person who collects coins
  217. Nether(adj)
  218. Leonine
    like a lion
  219. Illusion
    misleading vision
  220. Musty
    spoiled by age
  221. Opportune
    well chosen
  222. Pungency
    sharpness, stinging quality
  223. Unwitting
    not knowing
  224. Viand
  225. Windfall
    fallen fruit
  226. Affinity
  227. Drudgery
    menial work
  228. Concave
  229. Visceral
    felt in one's inner organs
  230. Intelligentsia
    the intelligent and educated class
  231. Interregnum
    period between two reigns
  232. Calorific
  233. Amuck
    in state of rage
  234. Baffle
  235. Emendation
    correction of errors
  236. Gratify
  237. Nadir
    lowest point
  238. Incapacitate
  239. Affray
    public brawl
  240. Heinous
  241. Eminent
    high, lofty
  242. Scurry
    move briskly
  243. Existential
    pertaining to existence
  244. Fabricate
    build, lie
  245. Extrapolation
  246. Extradition
    Surrender of prisoner by one state to another
  247. Facade
    front of a building
  248. Facet
    small plain surface( of a gem)
  249. Factious
    inclined to form factions
  250. Victuals
  251. Whelp
    young wolf, dog, tiger etc.
  252. Vitriolic
    corrosive, sarcastic
  253. Quarry
    victim, object of a hunt
  254. Privation
  255. Gratuitous
    given freely
  256. Equity
    fairness, justice
  257. Feign
  258. Martial
  259. Courier
  260. Gory
  261. Forte
    strong point or special point
  262. Baneful
    ruinous, poisonous
  263. Amiss
  264. Couple
    join, unite
  265. Inebriety
    habitual intoxication
  266. Apex
    summit, climax
  267. Putative
    supposed, reputed
  268. Quadruped
    four-footed animal
  269. Whit
    smallest peck
  270. Flout
    • reject
    • mock
  271. Bludgeon
    heavy-headed weapon
  272. Momentous
    very important
  273. Fallible
    liable to err
  274. Psyche
    soul, mind
  275. Restive
  276. Spate
    sudden flood
  277. Verdigris
    a green coating on copper which has been exposed to weather
  278. Verisimilitude
    appearance of truth
  279. Negligence
  280. Occident
    the West
  281. Dank
  282. Junket
    merry feast or picnic
  283. Gnarled
  284. Habiliments
  285. Nubile
  286. Equilibrium
  287. Gall
  288. Optician
    maker and seller of eyeglasses
  289. Prone
    inclined to, prostrate
  290. Benefactor
    gift giver
  291. Coddle
    treat gently
  292. Heckler
    person who verbally harasses others
  293. Mollify
  294. Resuscitate
  295. Sleight
  296. Influx
    flowing into
  297. Optimum
    most favorable
  298. Paleontology
    study of prehistoric life
  299. Imputation
    charge, reproach
  300. Desecrate
  301. Elixir
    something invigorating
  302. Fanciful
  303. Rotunda
    circular building or hall covered with a dome
  304. Etymology
    study of word parts
  305. Eugenic
    pertaining to the improvement of race
  306. Exalt
    raise in dignity
  307. Sere
  308. Urbane
  309. Goad
    urge on
  310. Lachrymose
    producing tears
  311. Juggernaut
    irresistible force
  312. Evoke
    call upon
  313. Benison
  314. Hap
    chance, luck
  315. Environ
  316. Utopia
    imaginary land with a perfect social and political system
  317. Uxorious
    excessively devoted to one's wife
  318. Vaccilation
  319. Valance
    short drapery hanging above window frame
  320. Marauder
  321. Luster
    shine, gloss
  322. Detonation
  323. Herbivorous
  324. Contraband
  325. Beget
  326. Abusive
    coarsely insulting
  327. Fracas
  328. Espouse
    adopt, support
  329. Diadem
  330. Sanction
  331. Risque
    verging upon the improper
  332. Moor
    marshy wasteland
  333. Impenitent
    not repentant
  334. Gambol
    leap playfully
  335. Rescind
  336. Monetary
    pertaining to money
  337. Immaculate
    pure, spotless
  338. Dismantle
    take apart
  339. Cog
    tooth projecting from a wheel
  340. Bicameral
  341. Accelerate
    move faster
  342. Exasperate
  343. Sanguinary
  344. Requite
    revngem, repa
  345. Indomitable
  346. Depreciate
    lessen in value
  347. Emanate
    issue forth
  348. Buttress
    support or prop
  349. Anthropoid
  350. Catastrophe
  351. Heyday
    time of greatest success
  352. Irrelevant
    not applicable
  353. Mollycoddle
  354. Modulation
    toning down
  355. Repartee
    clever reply
  356. Titanic
  357. Vindictive
  358. Urchin
    mischievous child
  359. Illimitable
  360. Troth
    pledge of good faith especially in betrothal
  361. Vignette
    short literary sketch, picture
  362. Wax
    increase, grow
  363. Tumult
    commotion, riot, noise
  364. Restraint
    controlling force
  365. Euphoria
    feeling of exaggerated well being
  366. Ethnic
    relating to races
  367. Moot
  368. Giddy
    light-hearted, dizzy
  369. Atrocity
    brutal deed
  370. Bacchanalian
  371. Deft
    neat, skillful
  372. Simulate
  373. Tureen
    deep table dish for holding soup
  374. Virile
  375. Quack
  376. Monumental
  377. Negation
  378. Masticate
  379. Erroneous
  380. Cogitate
    think over
  381. Anathema
    solemn curse
  382. Intrude
  383. Oracular
    foretelling, mysterious
  384. Epistemologist
    philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge
  385. Pander
    cater to the low desires of others
  386. Verbose
    wordy, prolix
  387. Titter
    nervous laugh
  388. Virtual
    in essence
  389. Virtuoso
    highly skilled artist
  390. Tyro
    beginner, novice
  391. Unbridled
  392. Nefarious
    very wicked
  393. Gratuity
  394. Unsavory
    distasteful, morally offensive
  395. Upshot
  396. Hue
    color, aspect
  397. Inanimate
  398. Mete
    measure, distribute
  399. Sacrilegious
  400. Frenzie
    madly excited
  401. Delete
    erase, strike out
  402. Apothegm
    pithy, compact saying
  403. Martinet
    strict disciplinarian
  404. Inept
    absurd, incompetent
  405. Gaudy
    flashy, showy
  406. Disinter
    dig up, unearth
  407. Harbinger
  408. Crass
    very unrefined
  409. Bedizen
    dress up with vulgar finery
  410. Accretion
    growth, increase
  411. Idyllic
    charmingly carefree
  412. Toxic
  413. Monastic
    related to monks
  414. Hypercritical
    excessively exacting
  415. Immolate
    offer as a sacrifice
  416. Despise
  417. Epic
    long heroic poem
  418. Epicurean
    person who devotes himself to pleasures of the senses
  419. Episodic
    loosely connected
  420. Toady
    flatter for favors
  421. Sinewy
    tough, strong, firm
  422. Mincing
    affectedly dainty
  423. Mimicry
  424. Mountebank
  425. Odious
  426. Eccentric
    whimsical, irregular
  427. Accessible
    easy approach
  428. Chafe
    warm by rubbing, make sore by rubbing
  429. Bawdy
    indescent, obscene
  430. Nauseate
    cause to become sick
  431. Rime
    white frost
  432. Sonorous
  433. Slough
    cast off
  434. Turbid
  435. Unruly
  436. Mode
    prevailing style
  437. Facsimile(n)
  438. Azure
    sky blue
  439. Balm
    something that relieves pain
  440. Fickle
  441. Erratic
    odd, unpredictable
  442. Monolithic
    solidly uniform, unyielding
  443. Propogate
    multiply, spread
  444. Quaff
    drink with relish
  445. Retraction
  446. Shoddy
  447. Vent
    express, utter
  448. Unilateral
    one sided
  449. Turmoil
    confusion, strife
  450. Tepid
  451. Guileless
    without deceit
  452. Beholden
  453. Clarion
  454. Import
  455. Prude
    excessively modest person
  456. Predatory
  457. Mores
  458. Parallelism
    state of being parallel
  459. Impolitic
    not wise
  460. Papyrus
    ancient paper made from the stem of papyrus plant
  461. Sepulcher
  462. Venerate
  463. Mite
    very small object or creature
  464. Modish
  465. Agape
    open mouthed
  466. Caliber
    ability, capacity
  467. Endue
    provide with some quality
  468. Fealty
  469. Ominous
  470. Pandemonium
    wild tumult
  471. Regale
  472. Regal
  473. Stringent
    blinding, rigid
  474. Supple
    flexible, pliant
  475. Mnemonic
    pertaining to memory
  476. Hurtle
    crash, rush
  477. Despostism
  478. Unimpeachable
    blameless and exemplary
  479. Endemic
    prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area of a country
  480. Epaulet
    ornament worn on shoulder
  481. Unobtrusive
  482. Odyssey
    long eventful journey
  483. Grotto
    small cavern
  484. Canker
    any ulcerous sore
  485. Despoil
  486. Gourmet
    connoisseur of food and drink
  487. Irrevocable
  488. pall v.
    To make dull by satiety.
  489. palliate v.
    To cause to appear less guilty.
  490. parricide n.
    The murder of a parent.
  491. Conscience n.
    The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
  492. conscientious adj.
    Governed by moral standard.
  493. contiguity n.
  494. contiguous adj.
    Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
  495. contingency n.
    Possibility of happening.
  496. contingent adj.
    Not predictable.
  497. contravene v.
    To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
  498. contrite adj.
    Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
  499. convene v.
    To summon or cause to assemble.
  500. corporal adj.
    Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
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