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fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome (synonyms)
a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling
poltroon
associate, addition, accessory (synonyms)
The debate served to ________ public opinion on the issue.
bibulous (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
One way to ________ prejudice from our society is to heighten public awareness.
The ocean liner is a ________ of society in the novel Ship of Fools.
implant, nurture, foster, instill (antonyms)
protection; patronage; sponsorship
a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group of system
muddy the waters (synonyms)
lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
bloodless, ashen, pessimistic, gloomy (antonyms)
The spokesperson will ________ us of the latest developments.
philanthropic, beneficient (synonyms)
friendly chat, peace and quiet (antonyms)
liturgy
universe, macrocosm, cosmos, totality (antonyms)
I ate only a ________ portion of the dessert.
to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all trace of
chain of command, pecking order (synonyms)
quasi
They formed a ________ partnership.
minuscule (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapte
The good-natured ________ in the locker room pleased the coach.
eleemosynary (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
bibulous
fan club, flatterers, hangers-on (synonyms)
something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
supine (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
minuscule
extirpate, eradicate, expunge (synonyms)
kind of, semi, as if (synonyms)
ribald
sanguine
originating in the country or region where found, native; inborn; inherent
benevolence, solicitude, fatherliness (synonyms)
adjunct (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
banter, persiflage (synonyms)
the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
fait accompli (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious
novice, neophyte (synonyms)
The climbers were totally ________ of the dangers ahead.
As a ________ nation, India provided troops for British armies.
optical illusion (synonyms)
something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; added or connected in a subordinate capacity
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
master, teacher, guide, guru (antonyms)
very small; tiny; a lowercase letter
The ________ was caught in the act of deserting.
to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; a hard or noisy cry; a racket
One common ________ is 'irregardless.'
Within the governmental ________, the voice of the junior senator was not a powerful one.
apprise
thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamic (antonyms)
The ________ in the alley kept us awake.
lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
The pedantic lecturer's long-winded explanation served only to _________ the meaning of the thesis.
a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant; subservient
hierarchy (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
tearful, doleful, dolorous (synonyms)
paternalism
purview (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
insensible (synonyms)
effete
selfish, self-seeking, uncharitable (antonyms)
the male sheep that leds the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
The subject was outside the ________ of the mayor's authority.
huge, massive, monumental (antonyms)
bellwether (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
The ________ of computer technology is large and growing.
indigenous
flushed, rosy (synonyms)
HintWord
a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
lachrymose (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
The hiker relaxed in a ________ position.
to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
good-humored ridicule; teasing
bawdy, risqué (synonyms)
mirage
offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
teetotaling, abstemious, temperate (antonyms)
The proud generals confidently declared the fall of the rebel stronghold a ________.
The ________ society was once a thriving and vigorous one.
resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
a convert; a disciple
prone, prostrate, inert (synonyms)
craven, dastard, 'chicken' (synonyms)
overlord
any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
oblivious
All enjoyed the writer's ________ of country life.
indigenous (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky (synonyms)
The test manual was an _________ provided free with purchases of the new textbook series.
caterwaul (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
raillery (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
vignette
oblivious (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
morass (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
adjunct
open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive (antonyms)
fracas, brawl, scuffle, donnybrook (synonyms)
follower, imitator, emulator (antonyms)
bellwether
inebrious, alcoholic (synonyms)
endemic, domestic, homegrown (synonyms)
wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling (antonyms)
thumbnail sketch, anecdote (synonyms)
foreign, alien, exoteric, imported (antonyms)
eleemosynary
realism, lifelikeness, authenticity (synonyms)
ceremony, observance (synonyms)
aegis (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
melee (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
clarify, elucidate, explicate (antonyms)
irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
a base coward
The _______ has been modernized.
forgetful; unaware
seemly, proper, decorous (antonyms)
accomplished fact (synonyms)
polarize (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
aegis
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
misusage, blunder, faux pas (synonyms)
Some ________ institutions use phone solicitations to obtain contributions.
liturgy (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
lachrymose
lexicon (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
solecism (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
Grizzly bears and mountain lions are two examples of wildlife ________ to the Rockies.
sanguine (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
proselyte
decadent, enfeebled, outmoded (synonyms)
microcosm
The arts and education programs of the United Nations are under the ________ of UNESCO.
hidebound
claque
vassal (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
obfuscate (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
A group of zealous ________ demonstrated in the square.
paternalism (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
upright, erect, perpendicular, vertical (antonyms)
realistic, down-to-earth, practicable (antonyms)
wordbook, glossary (synonyms)
lexicon
supine
HintWord
narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
Deceived by a ________, the desert travelers perked up at the thought of water and shade.
proselyte (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
the range, extent, or scope of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
The actor tells the ________ stories about life in the theater world.
solid ground, bedrock, terra firma (antonyms)
menial, minion, servite (synonyms)
split, divide, alienate, estrange (synonyms)
quasi (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
correct usage (antonyms)
Many fans were hurt in the ________ that followed the soccer match.
effete (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
dry-eyed, cheerful, merry, hilarious (antonyms)
absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
ringleader, initiator, barometer (synonyms)
hidebound (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
deracinate
auspices (synonyms)
When their _________ was captured, the mob disbanded.
They proposed yet another ________ get-rich-quick scheme.
The President won over the worried populace with his attitude of kind ________.
mirage (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
apprise (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
The play's ________ won praise from critics.
aware, mindful, cognizant, alert (antonyms)
microcosm (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
totally, completely, actually, in fact (antonyms)
verisimilitude
acquaint, notify (synonyms)
an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
keep secret, withhold information (antonyms)
obfuscate
melee
noisome
verisimilitude (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake
hero, stalwart, gallant (antonyms)
charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity
poltroon (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
noisome (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
It was a ________ tale of poverty and woe.
jurisdiction, orbit (synonyms)
epitome, world in little (synonyms)
deracinate (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
raillery
a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium
morass
unite, unity, reconcile (antonyms)
The ________ administrator stood by the outdated ways or previous administrations.
vassal
claque (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
polarize
After several bad performances, the aging athlete wallowed in a ________ of self doubt.
to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
chimerical (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
whine, wail, screech (synonyms)
solecism
infinitesimal, insignificant (synonyms)
chimerical
purview
The ________ atmosphere of the slaughterhouse overwhelmed the visitors.
a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
fait accompli
The retired sailor was a _________ old codger.
bog, quagmire (synonyms)
The soprano's ________ was in attendance, as usual.
Scientists remain ________ about the chances of finding a cure for the deadly disease.
ribald (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
vignette (What part of the word is the pronunciation on? 1,2,3,etc.)
caterwaul
hierarchy
epic, full-length treatment (antonyms)

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