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lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date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

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