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Conceit Conceal Concede
Conceit - self-importance, vanity
Conceal - keep from sight; hide
Concede - admit that something is true or valid
- Occult1. med. concealed
- 2. supernatural, mystical
- block passage through, obstruct
Trite - too often repeated
Tirade - angry speech of criticism or accusation
Cram Cramp Cramped
Cram - completely fill, stuff, packed
Cramp - muscle spasm
Cramped - uncomfortably or inconveniently small
Spurn Spur Spurt
Spurn - reject with disdain or contempt; scorn
Spur - incite or stimulate, urge
Spurt - gush out in a sudden and forceful stream, squirt
Wean - disengage
Wane - a gradual decline
Indict - to charge, especially with a crime
Edict - an official order or proclamation
Imminent - about to happen
Immense - extremely large or great
Rescind Resign OR Resigned
- revoke, cancel, or repeal
- Resign OR Resigned
- 1. voluntarily leave a job or other position
- 2. accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided.
Ratify - confirm, approve, sanction, endorse
Rectify - put (something) right; correct.
Precipitate Percipient Precipitous
Precipitate - to cause to happen, to bring about
Percipient - having a good understanding of things; perceptive
Precipitous - dangerously high or steep.
Deprive - deny, take away
Deprave - corrupt, immoral or wicked
Tinge - color slightly.
Tingle - cause a stinging or tingling sensation; prickle, sting
Auspicious - conducive to success; favorable
Auspices - kindly endorsement and guidance
Penitent - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
Penance - voluntary self-punishment
Stout - having rugged physical strength
Strut - a proud stiff pompous gait; swagger
Parlor Parley Parlance
Parlor - a sitting room in a private house.
Parley - a negotiation between enemies
Parlance - manner of speaking, jargon
Taut - stretched or pulled tight
Taunt - a remark made in order to anger; insult
Bauble - a small, showy trinket or decoration.
Babble - utter meaningless sounds
Oust - drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place
Onus - one's duty or responsibility, burden
Sage - someone or something wise and judicious
Siege - surrounded on all sides by an opposing force on attack
Parry - ward off, fend off; deflect, avoid
Parity - equality of an amount or value
Delude Deluge Divulge
Delude - be false to; be dishonest with
Deluge - a heavy rain, flood, torrent
Divulge - make known (private or sensitive info)
Discrete Discreet Discretion
Discrete - distinct, separate
Discreet - careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions
Discretion - free will, freedom to decide, choice
Repast - a meal.
Repose - a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility.
Deposition - testimony; putting something somewhere, deposit
Disposition - your usual mood, temperament
Rancor - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Raucous - unpleasantly loud and harsh, strident
Concur - to agree.
Confer - grant or bestow
Stanch - stop or restrict (a flow of blood) from a wound.
Staunch - loyal and committed in attitude
Ardent Ardor Arduous
Ardent = Ardor - fervor; passionate
Arduous - difficult and tiring
Commend - praise formally or officially.
Commence - begin; start.
Scoff Scuff Scruff
Scoff - mock, deride, ridicule
Scuff - scrape or brush the surface of something
Scruff - the back of a person's or animal's neck
Clutter - a confused multitude of things, mess up
Clatter - a continuous rattling sound
Induct - admit formally to a position or organization.
Indict - formally accuse of or charge with a serious crime
Blithe - casual, indifferent
Blight - the state of being decayed or destroyed
Allude Elude Elicit
Allude - suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.
Elude - evade or escape
Elicit - obtain, draw out, extract
Apprise - inform or tell
Appraisal - assessment, evaluation
Propensity - tendency, inclination, predisposition
Propinquity - proximity, nearness
Repel - repulse, drive back/away
Repeal - revoke or annul (a law or congressional act)
Plaintive - sounding sad and mournful.
Plaintiff - a person who brings a case against another in a court of law
Ordain - make (someone) a priest or minister
Ordeal - a painful or horrific experience
Execrate - feel or express great loathing for.
Extricate - extract, free, release, disentangle, get out
Prelude - an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important
Preclude - prevent from happening; make impossible.
Brunt - full force, impact, shock, burden
Blunt - straightforward, frank, plain-spoken, candid
Rumble - make a continuous deep
Ramble - walk for pleasure, wandering