50 words

  1. abound
    to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers
  2. accelerate
    to move or go faster; to progress or develop faster
  3. adjacent
    lying nearby or close; next to
  4. anecdote
    a short account or story of an interesting event, often biographical
  5. barren
  6. braggart
    a person who does a lot of bragging
  7. cache
    a hiding place, esp. one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.
  8. cosmopolitan
    sophisticated; worldly; not limited to just one part of the world
  9. despot
    a tyrant; a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power
  10. dispense
    to deal out; distribute
  11. dissuade
    to persuade NOT to do something; to advise against
  12. entrepreneur
    a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk
  13. eradicate
    to remove or destroy completely
  14. firebrand
    a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest; an agitator; troublemaker
  15. fledgling
    young, new, or inexperienced
  16. goad
    to encourage, push, or impel
  17. grovel
    to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility
  18. havoc
    great destruction or devastation; ruinous damage
  19. hoard
    to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place
  20. iota
    a very small quantity
  21. lethargic
    drowsy; sluggish
  22. makeshift
    a temporary substitute
  23. malignant
    disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred
  24. meager
    lacking in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate
  25. melancholy
    gloomy, sad, depressed
  26. misdemeanor
    a criminal offense defined as less serious than a felony
  27. notorious
    widely and unfavorably known
  28. oppress
    to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power
  29. oration
    a formal public speech, esp. one delivered on a special occasion, as on an anniversary, at a funeral, or at academic exercises
  30. pall
    anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, esp. with darkness or gloom
  31. paradox
    a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
  32. pedestrian
    lacking in vitality or imagination; commonplace
  33. procure
    to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means
  34. prudent
    wise; careful in planning for the future
  35. quench
    to satisfy
  36. quibble
    to avoid the point of an argument by raising unimportant issues
  37. rant
    to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave
  38. regime
    a mode or system of rule or government
  39. revere
    to regard with respect tinged with awe
  40. sagacious
    having or showing acute mental discretion and keen practical sense; shrewd
  41. stalemate
    any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock
  42. sullen
    showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve
  43. turmoil
    a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet
  44. unscathed
    unharmed; uninjured
  45. vengeance
    infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge
  46. vindictive
    disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful
  47. void
    an empty space; emptiness
  48. wan
    showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness, etc.
  49. wince
    to draw back or tense the body, as from pain or from a blow; start; flinch
  50. wrath
    strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation
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