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

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