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Definition
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
to express sorrow; to grieve
tending to talk a lot
to stop up; to prevent the passage of
a contradiction or dilemma
able to speak clearly and expressively
to count, list, or itemize
concerning the appreciation of beauty
to support; to prop up
intensely emotional; feverish
to overwhelm; to cover with water
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
lofty or grand
easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
harsh, jarring noise
respect, courtesy
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish, manner
to set right; to free from error
lack of interest
outgoing, sociable
changing one's mind quickly and often
to provide supporting evidence
to speak in favor of
filled with truth and accuracy
clear and easily understood
model of excellence or perfection
to choose not to do something
to make more bearable
a harsh disagreeable combination, often of sounds
to make better; to improve
Definition
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
to make wider; expand
public disgrace
stubborn, unyielding
easily deceived
effectiveness
intended to delay
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
something out of place in time
pompous in speech and manner
to increase in number quickly
an abusive, condemnatory speech
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
to reduce in strength
to make thinner or sparser
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
to clear of blame
to sway physically; to be indecisive
to dry out thoroughly
lacking self-confidence
to make worse
to copy; to try to equal or excel
harmless
too trusting, gullible
lacking sophistication or experience
a puzzle; a mystery
predictable; cliched; boring
to satisfy fully or overindulge
someone who shows of learning
unemotional; lacking sensitivity
Definition
deception by means of craft or guile
to arouse or incite
to give unsparingly; extremely generous or extravagant
lack of variation
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
bring in wit
to leave secretly
ancient, old-fashioned
motionless, inactive, dormant
excessively decorated or embellished
to respect deeply
of a similar kind
to conciliate
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
silent, reserve
to make impure
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
wandering and unpredictable
speech in praise of someone
impartial and honest in speech
to perceive; to recognize
willing to betray one's trust
correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs
not fully formed; disorganized
hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
known or understood by only a few
steadily increasing in volume or force
learned, scholarly, bookish
Definition
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
lavish; wasteful
to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
excess
talkative
to prevent; to make unnecessary
admirable
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
to give praise; to glorify
causing sleep or lethargy
convincing and well-reasoned
to grovel
to annoy
lasting a short time
intricate and complicated
not capable of being disturbed
a person who dislikes others
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
fearless and daring
to reject the validity of
wisdom, caution, or restraint
dictatorial in one's opinions
using few words
wordy
a firmly held opinion often a religious belief
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
similar or alike in some way
to soften; to lessen
Definition
extremely careful about details
deviation from what is normal
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
hostile, unfriendly
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
passion; excitement
to fluctuate between choices
to punish or criticize harshly
something that brings about a change in something else
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
acting in fanciful or capricious manner
done in a routine way; indifferent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
to lie or deviate from the truth
temporary, lasting a brief time
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
to produce, cause, or bring about
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
bright, brilliant, glowing
a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol
appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety
deceit or trickery
quick to act without thinking
to penetrate
to soothe or pacify
clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
great disorder or confusion
acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
urgent; requiring immediate action
Definition
intense and passionate feeling
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
extreme dislike
a mark of shame or discredit
practical as opposed to idealistic
an extremely deep hole
lacking interest or flavor
to calm or make less severe
sharp and irritating to the senses
to annoy or provoke in anger
to make something unpleasant
effective writing or speaking
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
capable of being shaped
doubtful or uncertain, able to be interpreted several ways
done without using words
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
able to be molded; altered or bent
use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
overly submissive and eager to please
excessive showiness
silent, not talkative
to speak of or treat with contempt
a sorrowful poem or speech
easily made angry
long, harsh speech or verbal attack
a tendancy to be thriftly or cheap
to combine, mix together
to clear from blame; prove innocent
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