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Abrasive

Rough;causing irritation;harsh

22.

Appropriate

2.

Abreast

Being up to particular standard or level
especially in being up to date in knowledge
ex:\"kept abreast of the latest developments\"

Take for one\'s own use
ex: Principal appropriated Flood relief fund for
personal use

23.

Arbiter

The practice of pursuing political or other
goals

Judge
ex;Professional mediator arbitrate disputes

24.

Arcane

secret;hidden

25.

Ascetic

Person who leads austere life

26.

Asperity

harshness;rough
Ex:Asperity of cheap sweater/asperity of
principal for not attending college

27.

Assail

Attack
Ex:Assail the enemy

28.

Assiduous

Persevering;diligent;sedulous;consistent efforts
Ex:\"her assiduous attempts to learn French\";

29.

attuned

Adjusted;
Ex:Attuned to the new environment

30.

Augury

Foreboding;presage;divination;omen;prophecy;
Ex:\"I hoped the augury was a true one, but
there were times when I doubted.\"

31.

August

Majestic;grand;venerable;revered
Ex:\"august holy men\"

32.

Autism

Syndrome to consider others as people

33.

Avid

Enthusiastic;Desirous of power

34.

Axiom

Self evident truth
Ex; Its axiomatic that brain is dependent upon
body

35.

Balk

Refuse to proceed

36.

Balk

Refuse to proceed or to do something

37.

Balloon

Swell
Ex: Junk shares ballooned during dotcom boom

38.

Bane

Something cursing
Ex:Mosquitoes are baneful to my life

3.

4.

Activism
Adumbrate

Describe roughly or briefly or give the main
points or summary of
ex:\"I adumbrated that I did not like his
wife\"

5.

Aerie

The lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a
hawk or eagle)

6.

Affected

Fake acting;have effect

7.

Affluenza

An extreme form of materialism resulting
from the excessive desire for material goods
ex:\" Neologism for american\'s desire for
electronic goods is Affluenza\"

8.

Albeit

Although
ex:The village head is illiterate albeit very
intelligent

9.

Alienate

Causing hostility;

10.

Amortize

Gradually paying off debt
Ex:\"Amortize your mortgage over a loan
period based on your input\"

11.

Amulet

Talisman

12.

Anachronism

something wrong happened in the past
Ex:Did you catch the anachronisms set in the
latest blockbuster set in the Ancient Greece?

13.

Analgesia

Pain relief
ex:Natural birth advocates reject Analgesia in
child birth

14.

Anoint

Treat as divine;apply oil or ointment

15.

Antagonize

Hostility;unfriendly

16.

Antedate

Be earlier in time; go back further
Ex:\"Stone tools antedate bronze tools\"

39.

Baying

Howling like wolf
Ex:The lonely dog bayed all night

17.

Antithetical

Directly opposed
Ex:Partying hard is antithetical to one\'s
performance in exams

40.

Benediction

Opp:Malediction

41.

Beneficent

Philanthropic;doing good;benevolent
Ex: Salmankhan is a beneficent guy

42.

Benign

Innocuous;harmless;kindly;not cancerous

43.

Besiege

Attack;surrounded
Ex:The regiment was besieged by the enemies

44.

Bevy

Group of birds;large group of people
EX:The bar owner cringed after watching bevy
of women

45.

Bickering

Quibble;nibble;spat;squabble;fuss

18.

Apocryphal

Of questionable authenticity

19.

Apostate

Person who deserts Party or religion or cause
Ex: Some people consider freedom fighters as
Apostate

20.

Apostle

Pioneer of a reform moment
Ex:Rubens is the Apostle of Mediterrian diet

21.

Approbation

Formal praise or approval
Ex:She won approbation from er peers

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Blight

Destroy;ruin;killing plants
EX:Violence had blighted our town
Blight killing their farms

47.

Bonhomie

Friendliness
Ex:Everest base trip had developed bonhomie
with so many people

48.

Brandish

Shake;wave
Ex:After drinking Brandi, drunken guy had
brandished sword in ladies tent

49.

Brook

Suffer
Ex:Brook shields had to brook a lot of wicked
remarks from MI guy

66.

Cloying

Distasteful
Ex;Cloying sweets

67.

Coda

Epilogue;end
Ex:The coda of the day was amazing

68.

Coffer

Place of storing financial
documents;treasury
Ex:\"He was arrested for dipping into
coffer\"
\"I use my drawer as coffer for storing
priceless old coins

69.

Collude

Connivance;secret agreement;collusion
Ex:Two companies colluded for
increasing the prices

50.

Burlesque

Travesty;lampoon;humorous comedy

Burnish

Polish;smooth
Ex;I have replaced all rustic door knobs with
burnished knobs

70.

51.

Compendium

Brief summary
Ex:Movie review is a compendium of
entire movie

Bygone

Former or past

71.

52.

compendium

A publishing containing different works

Cadaver

Corpse;clay;dead body

72.

53.

Complaisant

54.

Calumny

canard;slander;aspersion;malign;false
rumor
Ex:I hate your wicked(morally bad)
calumnious accusations

Complying cheerfully;Oblige;pleasing
Ex:Complaisant workers in the new
country

73.

Concede

Give in;admit;accept

74.

Concur

Approve;agree;avow;concede;affirm;

55.

canoe

small light boat

75.

Confection

56.

Caravan

A procession going with
mules;elephants;sheep etc
Ex:Caravan of animals

The act of creating by mixing few things
Ex:confection of sweets

76.

confection

The act of creating something (a medicine
or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or
mixing a variety of components

77.

Confound

Frustrate
Ex: I was confounded with the questions
Baffle;conundrum;puzzle;riddle

78.

connotation

Suggestion;implied;literal meaning
Ex:Titanic means \"Large\", but it was
sunk, so it had negative connotation

79.

Constrict

Squeeze;restrict the freedom of

80.

Construe

Interpret;translate

81.

Contextualize

place in context

82.

Converge

Unite;move towards a point

83.

Conversely

Opposite

84.

convoke

Call together
Ex:The dean has convoked this meeting
for discussion about new rules

85.

Coroner

medical examiner

86.

Cosset

Pamper;
Ex\"The cosseted toddler

87.

Couch

formulate particular style or language
Ex:Couch pillows twice a day

88.

Counterintuitive

against intutively

57.

Catholic

Universal;broadminded

58.

Cellulite

Excessive fat in thighs

59.

Chicanery

wile;deception;bilk;trick
Ex:I have had enough of your chicanery
young man :)

60.

Chronological

Arranging in time order

61.

Circumscribe

To be constructed around so as to touch all
points
Ex:A square circumscribed inside a circle by
touching all points
2)To limit;restrict;skittish(limited)

62.

63.

64.

65.

Circumspect

Clamber

clandestine

Cliquish

cautious;wile
x:my brother was circumspect about my
future hubby
climb awkwardly
Ex:with excitement to reach the top of
summit she clambered even the steepest
points
Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or
methods
Ex:\"clandestine intelligence operations\"
Snobbish;social exclusiveness

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89.

Counterpoint

Antithetical;opposite

116.

Dilate

make wider;
ex;Doctor given eye drops for dilating my pupil
Talk at length;elaborate
Ex:Poet dilated for an hour about his new poem

90.

Covert

Esoteric;veiled;hidden

91.

Credulous

Gullible;dupe;easily believing

92.

Crescendo

Reaching climax;steadily increasing force

117.

Dilatory

Draw back with fear or pain;recoiled
Ex:Girl cringed after finding her mother
when she was with her BF

Come late
ex:He\'s a dilatory fellow

93.

Cringed

118.

Dilettante

person who learns art for fun
Ex:He is a Dilettante fellow

94.

Culmination

Highest point

119.

Din

Loud and confusing noise

95.

Cupidity

Greed;Avarice
Ex:Doctor had lost his licence due to his
cupidity

120.

Dirge

Elegy;Eulogy\'Encomium;coda;compendium;Paean;Panegyric
Ex:His Dirge for Linocoln was so boring

121.

Discomfit

96.

Dalliance

Flirting

Frustrating;confusion(baffle)
Ex:Your acts are discomfiting

97.

Daunt

Dishearten;discourage

122.

Discordant

Dissonant;inharmonious;disharmonious
Ex:Discordant speech

98.

Debase

degrade;lower
Ex:Don't debase yourself by accepting bribery

123.

Discriminate

Discern;showing good judgement

124.

Disjointed

disconnected;jerky;having joints separated

125.

Disparage

belittle;shame
Ex:your acts bring disparage to us

126.

Disparate

Discrete;distinct;different
Ex:Use quotations to disparate from others

99.

Declaim

Speak in pompous manner;Formal speech
x:After drinks Gabby declaim about her
policy whole night

100.

Declivity

Downward slope

101.

Deem

Judge;consider

102.

Deface

Mar the appearance;vandalize;wanton

127.

Dispassionate

detached;disinterested;Calm;not passionate

103.

Default

Failure to act

128.

Disquieting

Disturbing

104.

Deference

Reverence;submission;yielding to authority

129.

Dissemble

Pretend
Ex:Dissembling as an inexperienced guy

105.

Deflect

turn aside

130.

Distaff

106.

deleterious

Harmful

relatives from maternal side;woman staff
Ex:Doctor had asked whether any distaff has cancer?

107.

Delimit

Fix;limit
Ex:The role of an executive coach was
delimited by our behavior

131.

Distend

Swell;balloon
Ex:Distended tummy

132.

Distill

Purify;extract the important elements

133.

Dither

Act indecisively;
Ex:Stop dithering, select one shirt first.
Trembling or state of fear
Ex;Children came out of dither state

134.

Diurnal

Going off track;going off topic
Ex:You are preparing for GRE in a most
desultory way

Occurring every day; Happens in the morning
Ex:Taking lunch is a diurnal affair

135.

Doctrinaire

Rigid;impractical
Ex:Don\'t be doctrinaire and consider other feelings also

136.

Doff

Take off shirts:remove hats as state of gesture
Ex:Doff your shirt and kiss me

137.

Dogma

Gospel;sermon;gospel;doctrine;tenet;code of beliefs

138.

Domicile

Abode;dwelling place;habitat;Shack
Ex:You should have a domicile near to a place where you work

139.

Dovetail

join or fit together
Ex:Their careers dovetailed nicely

140.

Drivel

Saliva dropping out from mouth

108.

Delineate

limn(draw);describe;draw a outline

109.

Demagouge

Leader who claims power by spreading false
information

110.

Demure

Diffident;Shy;coy;Diffident
Ex:Demure fellow

111.

Desultory

112.

Detached

Disinterested;unbiased

113.

Diaphanous

Transparent;translucent;pellucid
Ex:Diaphanous silk

114.

Dictum

Proverb;Formal order
Ex:The old dictum was \"A stitch in time
saves nine\"

115.

Didactic

Instructive;teaching

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141.

Droll

Goof;Funny in an odd way
Ex:It was a droll production, funny in a odd
way

165.

Ethos

Characteristic or attribute of person,
group (culture) or time period
ex:Ethos of hard work and athletic
competition

142.

Dupe

Person who became fool
Ex:I was a dupe;many people duped me before
also

166.

Euphemism

Use inoffensive words in case of
offensive
Ex:Instead of saying he "Died of cancer",
using euphemism as :"Finally is troubles
are over"

167.

Euphony

Sweet sound
Ex;You miss poet's euphony if you
translate

168.

Euphoria

reveler;Merrymaker;very
happy;blithe;elated

169.

Exhume

disinter;place body outside

170.

Exigent

Enlighten spiritually
Ex:read book which can edify you

Emergency
Ex:due to Exigent matters i didnt come
for lunch

171.

Exonerate

Audacious;presumptuous
Ex:I hate my daughter's BF effrontery proposal

Exculpated;clear from blame
Ex:he was exonerated from crime

172.

Expedience

Opportunism

143.

Duplicity

Deceitful
Ex:We came to know his duplicity after few
days

144.

Dyspeptic

Irritating;suffering from indigestion
Ex:Dyspeptic professor

145.

Ebullient

enthusiastic
Ex:Ebullient kid

146.

Ebullient

Unrestrained joyous

147.

Echelon

Higher ran executives;a level
Ex:You can't meet echelons directly;I can't
thrust echelon further

148.

149.

Edify
Effrontery

150.

Egalitarian

belief in the equality of all people
(economic;social;political)

173.

Expedient

Proper;formal
Ex:It is expedient to send gift

151.

Egress

emerge out of
Ex:You should not block a primary or
secondary egress doors

174.

Expurgate

Censor;
Ex;Expurgated Novel due to lewd content

175.

extemporaneous

152.

Elicit

Call forth;bring out;evoke

153.

Emaciate

Became thin
Ex:Family surprised to see emaciated guy who
was in Sea

Done without rehearsal
Ex: It was extemporaneous to act in front
of MY Mom when she cam suddenly

176.

Exuberant

Joyfully unrestrained;excessive

177.

Facsimile

Fax;duplicate copy

178.

Faction

Small group
EX: Small factions's caucus had
terminated abnormally with argots and
cants

179.

Fashioned

Forged
Ex:Fashioned house in the forest

180.

Fathom

Come to understand;measure the depth of
Ex: Its hard to fathom the mind of my
neighbors

154.

Embellish

Ornate;decorate;adorn

155.

Emulate

copy

156.

Engender

Produce;procreate;multiply
Ex: Demagouge was responsible for
engendering hatred and divisiveness

157.

Enigma

Puzzle;confound;conundrum;

158.

Enumerate

Specify individually

159.

Enumerate

specify one-by-one;count

Enumerate

Specify individually;count

181.

160.

Fathomless

fathom;sound;Come to understand

161.

Epicure

Gastronomist;person who has good taste in
food and drinks
Ex:He is a great epicure(Dad)

182.

Fecund

fertile
Ex:Fecund land

183.

Felicitous

Marked by happiness;appropriate
Ex:Felicitous ocassion

184.

Fervid

Fervent;Torrid;perfervid;ardent
Ex:Fervid fan of football

185.

Fiat

Order

186.

Figurative

Having many forms

162.

Equanimity

Composure
Ex:Doctor's Equanimity was unparalleled

163.

Equitable

Fair;equal;just

164.

Ersatz

Inferior;substitute
Ex:Ersatz quality

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Finesse

Extreme delicacy

188.

Fledgling

Bird which got new feathers
Ex:Nice to see fledglings to come out of aeries
for the first time

189.

Fleeting

Passing quickly;temporarily(transitory)

190.

Foment

Instigate;stir up;provoke

191.

Forage

Search for a food
Ex: Raccoon's forage in your garden,if you
leave food

214.

Gouge

Digging tool like chisel

215.

Gradation

Progression

216.

Graft

embezzlement;inserting one plant into
another where it continues to grow
EX:I hate his graft and like him when he
grafts one plant into an another plant

217.

Graft

Inserting plant into another plant

218.

Grandstand

Perform showily to impress others

219.

Grating

Irritating;harsh or discordant

220.

Grievous

causing grief;

221.

Grovel

creep or crawl by keeping one's face on the
ground

192.

Foray

Sudden attack

193.

Forbearance

Patience

194.

Ford

A place water is small enough to cross or ride

195.

Foreshadow

Presage

222.

Guile

Clever deceit;cunning;mulct(impose a fine)

196.

Forfeit

Surrender or loose as a part of error;cancel

223.

Gussy

Adorn;clothe;decorate

197.

Fortify

strengthen

224.

Hackneyed

common place;banal

198.

Fortuitous

Happen by chance

225.

Grasping or squeezing due to nervousness

199.

Frenetic

Frantic;Wildly excited
Ex:He was such a frenetic,he used to sex
while brushing his teeth :)

Handwringing

226.

Hapless

Unlucky;unfortunate

227.

Harangue

Vehement speech;
Ex:Coach's harangue for failure

228.

Hardy

Hard;Brave

229.

Harrow

Farming tool that breaks soil;Painfully disturb
or distress

230.

Hearken

Pay attention;listen

231.

Hedge

Fraud;putting bets on both sides;

200.

Fringe

Periphery;on the margin

201.

Frisky

Playful like a lively kitten(young domestic cat)
Ex:Frisky child

202.

Fulminate

Rail;Explode;attack against
Ex: My father fulminate against gun powder

203.

Furtive

Secret;hiding
Ex:Quite furtive about junk food

204.

Gabby

Trivial conversation

232.

Hedonism

pursuit of pleasure as highest(ethic)

205.

Garner

collect;amass
Ex:He garnered so many copies of classic
novels for GRE

233.

Hedonist

Person devoted to pleasure

234.

Hegemony

Domination;authority

235.

Hew

Strike;chop or hawk

236.

Hoary

Very old or gray

237.

Homage

Honor or respect

238.

Hoodwink

Deceive

239.

Hostile

Inimical;Enmity or ill-will;unfriendly

240.

Hotly

Fiery and intense

241.

Idyllic

Pastoral;bucolic;rustic;mean;base

242.

Ignoble

Not noble

243.

Illiberality

Bigotry;narrow mindedness;

244.

Imbue

Saturate or dye;soak cloth throughly

245.

Imminent

Impending;ready to happen

246.

Impair

damage

247.

Impasse

Deadlock

206.

Gauche

Tactless;lacking social grace;awkward;crude

207.

Gawky

Physically awkward

208.

Gestation

Pregnancy period
Ex:Elephant's gestation period is 22 months

209.

Glacial

Cold;unsympathetic
EX:Judge's glacial looks had scared me

210.

Glower

Frown;sullen;Looking angry or sullen and
wrinkle one's forehead as a symbol of
disapproval
Ex:GF glowered at me as I had missed her
birthday

211.

Gory

Slaughterous;sanguinary;butchery
Ex:I hate gory movies where people eyes are
gouged out

212.

Goth

Barbarian

213.

Gothic

Medieval;(literature)grotesque(ludicrous)

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Impecunious

penury;wretched;

285.

Lachrymose

Mournful

249.

Impede

Obstruct

286.

Languid

sluggish;slow

250.

Imperious

Commanding

287.

Larceny

Theft

251.

Impious

not religious;Lacking reverence

288.

Largess

Magnanimous;generosity

252.

Implode

Burst inward

289.

Lassitude

Tiredness;weariness

253.

Imponderous

can't think

290.

Latent

Potential but hidden

254.

Imprecation

curse

291.

Lax

Slack

255.

Impugn

Attack the truth

292.

Leap

Pass from one state to another

256.

Impute

Ascribe;credit

293.

Leery

Suspicious or circumspect

257.

Inasmuch

Considering;In like manner

294.

Legerdemain

Trickery or magic with hands

258.

Incarnadine

Blood red or flesh-colored

295.

Lest

259.

Inchoate

incipient;beginning state

For fear that, in order to prevent
Ex:\"she tiptoed lest her mother should hear
her\"

260.

Incipient

Inchoate

296.

licentious

261.

Inconstancy

Fickleness;Unreliability

262.

Inculcate

Teach persistently;plant in brain

Sexually
unrestrained;lewd;prurient;wanton;sordid;
lascivious;salacious;

Indefatigable

Untiring

297.

limpid

lucid;vivid;clear;

263.

Indeterminate

Vague

298.

lionize

treat like celebrity

264.

Ineffable

sacred;sacrosanct;inviolable
Ex:Ineffable beauty;sacrosanct

299.

lissome

flexible;supple;plasticity;lithe;svelte

265.

300.

listless

spiritless;

266.

Inept

efficient

301.

livid

angry

267.

Inert

impassive

302.

Lofty

268.

Infallible

Incapable of error;certain

Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated
in nature or style
ex:\"a noble and lofty concept\"

269.

Ingrained

deep routed

303.

Lofty

High moral or intellectual value

270.

Ingrate

Ungrateful person;person showing no
gratitude

304.

Ludicrous

Preposterous;incongruous

Ingratiate

Make an effort to gain favor

305.

lugubrious

lachrymose;mournful;

271.

inimical

hostile

306.

Lull

Make or cause to fall asleep

272.

Inordinate

Excessive

307.

Lumber

walk heavily;ponderous

273.

Inquest

Judicial inquiry

308.

luminous

shining

274.

Insinuate

Adumbrate

309.

lurid

gruesome

275.

Insinuate

Adumbrate;give to understand;insert in a
subtle manner

310.

Machiavellian

Follower

276.

311.

machination

scheme

277.

Insularity

Detached;standing alone

312.

maelstrom

whirlpool

278.

Insurrection

Rebel against a government

313.

Magnanimous

Largess;benefact

279.

Inter

Bury a dead body in a place

314.

Magnate

wealthy person

280.

Interplay

Interaction or reciprocal relationship

315.

Magnate

281.

Intrepid

Brave;fearless

Powerful businessman:mogul
Ex:Business magnate

Juncture

critical point of time

316.

maim

injure;wound

282.

Kindle

Ignite;burning

317.

Makeshift

Fleeting;temporary;

283.

Knell

The sound made by bell before funeral

318.

Malediction

Imprecation

284.

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Malinger

Pretended to be sick

354.

Noisome

Disgusting;offensive;harmful

320.

Manifest

Excessively sentiment;crying for some
purpose

355.

Nontrivial

Important or huge

321.

Manifest

clear picture;image;

356.

Normative

Implying or establishing a norm;tell what to
do

322.

Mannered

Having particular manner

357.

Notoriety

Ill-fame;criminal ways

323.

Martinet

Fastidious

358.

Obdurate

Stubborn;obstinance;abstruse

324.

Maxim

general principle expressed in proverb

359.

Objective

Unbiased;factual;

325.

Memoir

An account of the author\'s personal
experiences

360.

oblique

slanting or slope

361.

Obviate

Forestall;prevent

326.

Mendacious

dishonest
362.

Occlude

Impede;Obstruct;block;jam

327.

Mendicant

Beggar;impecunious;impoverished
363.

occlude

block

328.

Meretricious

Gaudy;tawdry;showy;cheap
364.

Occult

329.

Metaphorical

Expressing one thing and representing
another

Arcane;hide;occlude;preternatural
Ex:Moon occults the Sun

365.

Offhand

Casual;brusque(rude)

330.

Metaphysical

Study of nature
366.

Officious

Meddlesome

331.

Milieu

environment;atmosphere
367.

Offset

Counteract

332.

Militate

act upon;work against
368.

Ogre

Fiend;demon;devil

333.

Mired

Struck;entangled
369.

Ominous

baleful;indicating tragic events

334.

Mirth

merriment;happiness;jollity
370.

Omnivorous

335.

Missive

Letters

Eat both plants and animals
Ex:Man is omnivorous

336.

Modicum

Less quantity

371.

opine

express opinion

337.

Modish

Stylish;contemporary

372.

opprobrium

disgrace

338.

Molt

Shedding skin

373.

Opulent

Rich and superior in quality

339.

Monastic

Abstinence;reclusive;seclude;hermit;

374.

orotund

340.

Moreover

Besides

rich;full;
ex:orotund voice

Mores

Conventions that embody the particular
group

375.

ossify

341.

become bone;become hard;become inflexible
in attitude

Morgue

Mortuary

376.

Ostensible

Outward appearance

342.

Morose

compunction;saturnine;gloomy;remorse;deep
regret

377.

Ostentatious

Pompous

343.

378.

Outstrip

Surpass

344.

Munificent

Lavish;over generous

379.

Oven

An enclosed in which heat is produced

345.

Mutilate

Mar;blemish;destroy severely

380.

Overshadow

Dominate

346.

Myopic

Short sighted
Ex:Increasing price is myopic

381.

Overwrought

Overly nervous;agitated

382.

Palatial

palace;magnificent

347.

Nadir

Lowest point
383.

Palliate

Mitigate;sooth;assuage;alleviate

348.

Nascent

Inchoate;incipient;given birth;juvenile;
384.

Pallor

Pallidness;lividness;luridness

349.

Neologism

New word
385.

Panache

Style;Flair;swagger

350.

Neologism

Newly invented phrase
386.

Panegyric

flattery;servile;

351.

Neophyte

Novice
387.

Panoply

Splendid;wide ranging of array

352.

Nettle

Irritate;sting;discomfort
388.

Paradox

Contradiction

353.

Nocturnal

Active in night time

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389.

Paragon

Model of excellence

424.

Platitude

banal;commonplace;cliche;shallow or overused
statement

390.

Paraphernalia

Appurtenance

391.

Parching

very hot

425.

Plausibility

apparent validity

392.

Pare

To cut down;to trim

426.

Plausible

Believable;

393.

Parish

Local church community

427.

Plebian

of common people

394.

Parley

Meeting;

428.

Plethora

Excess

395.

Parry

skillfully avoid;Equivocate

429.

Plucky

Brave;spirited

396.

Pastiche

Potpourri;medley;mix of incongruous parts

430.

Plutocracy

Society ruled by rich

397.

Patent

Obvious

431.

Polarized

Divided into sharply opposing groups;conflicting
situation

398.

Pathogenic

Disease causing

399.

432.

Polarized

conflicting or contrasting situation

Pathological

Relating to caused by disease

433.

Polemic

Controversial argument;attack specific idea

400.

Patronizing

Deign;condescend;feel superior than
others;Sanctimonious

434.

Politic

diplomatic;practical;

Pedant

Knowledgeable in books

435.

Polyglot

Speaking several languages

401.

Peddle

1)selling illegally;selling by wandering;
2)disseminate or spread

436.

Ponder

Contemplate;think deeply

402.

437.

Ponderous

Walk heavily;lumbering;

403.

Pejorative

disparaging;belittle;

438.

Posit

Suggest;put forward

404.

Penitent

Regretful;remorse;

439.

Potentate

Dictator;ruler

405.

Penumbra

Shaded region of Eclipse;outer
part;periphery;

440.

Prattle

Chat idly;babble

441.

Precarious

Unstable

406.

Penury

Extreme poverty
442.

Precipitate

Hasten;fling;plunge;fell down

407.

Per se

Intrinsically;by itself;
443.

precis

Concise;summary

408.

Peregrinate

Wander
444.

Predilection

Favorability

409.

Perennial

Perseverance;
445.

Predisposed

Biased;tendentious;proclivity

410.

Perfunctory

Mundane;banal;quotidian
446.

Prefatory

Preamble;introduction;preface

411.

Peripatetic

Wandering by foot
447.

Preposterous

Absurd

412.

Permeate

Disseminate;spread
448.

Prescient

Foreseeing the future;foresight

413.

Pernicious

Dangerous;
449.

Presumptive

Based on assumption

414.

Perspicacious

Sagacious;sage;wise
450.

Presumptuous

Arrogant

415.

Perspicacious

Having good discernment;keen insight
451.

Presumptuous

Assumption;bold;arrogant

416.

perspicacity

astuteness;perspicacious;intelligent
Ex:His perspicacity is amazing

452.

Preternatural

Supernatural

417.

Phalanx

Formation of soldiers in groups

453.

Prevaricate

Parry;equivocate

418.

Philistine

person in deficient or hostile to culture

454.

Primacy

The state of being foremost importance

419.

Phlegmatic

Sluggish

455.

Probity

Honesty or integrity

420.

Phony

Glib;mulct;deceive;cozen;delude;

456.

Proclivity

Inclination;natural tendency

421.

Pith

Cardinal;core;essence

457.

Prodigious

422.

Placebo

An innocuous(harmless) or inert
medication

Colossal;stupendous;So great in size, force or extent as
to elicit awe
Ex:Prodigious enemy

458.

Plagiarism

Copied from someone else

Prodigious

colossal;exuberant;profuse;abundant;luxurious;riotous

423.

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459.

Profligate

Wasteful;completely and shamelessly
immoral(wanton;sordid)

460.

Profound

Deep insight;intense;pervasive

461.

Prolix

Prolonged conversation

462.

Prolix

Tautological;excessively prolonged;verbose

463.

Pronounced

Distinct;strong

464.

Propagate

Spread;disseminate

465.

Propensity

Like

466.

Prophetic

Ominous;presage;

467.

Propitiate

Appease;sooth

468.

Propitious

Favorable;auspicious

469.

Proselytize

Convert to another faith or religion
Ex:\"Christian efforts to proselytize Jews
began to be made on nationalistic lines\"

493.

Reactant

something that reacts

494.

Reap

harvest

495.

Recalcitrant

Not obedient;rebel

496.

Recant

Publicly retract

497.

Recapitulate

Summarize

498.

Recondite

Abstruse

499.

Recrudescent

Revival;reappear again

500.

Redound

To have good or bad effect as a result of
person's efforts or actions
Ex:Studying vocabulary little every day will
redound to success

501.

Redress

Provide relief

502.

Refractory

Stubborn

503.

Refulgent

Shine

470.

Protruding

jutting;Extending out

504.

Rejoinder

riposte;Witty response or reply;

471.

Providential

Lucky;charm;or relating to divine care

505.

Rend

Tear one's clothe

472.

Prudent

Wise;savage;judicious

506.

Render

473.

Psoriasis

skin disease

translate;declare formally;submit or
surrender

Puddle

Mix of water

507.

474.

Repast

meals

Puerile

Juvenile;childish

508.

475.

Repertorial

Number of theatrical performances

476.

Pugilism

Boxing

509.

Replete

Abundant;profuse

Pugnacious

Bellicose;belligerent;truculent;jingoist;war
like

510.

477.

Repose

Tranquility

511.

Reprobate

Unscrupulous person;morally not restricted

478.

Puissance

Power;might

512.

Requite

Reciprocate;repay;revengeful

479.

Pulchritude

Beauty;comely;piquant

513.

Resurgent

Recrudescent;revival

480.

Pungent

Sharp taste or
smell;bitter;stimulating;biting

514.

Revamp

Renovate;redo;revise

515.

Pusillanimous

Cowardice;timid

Revile

Rail;vituperate;spread negative information

481.

516.

Putative

Acknowledged;purported

Revile

482.

rail;vilify;Vituperate;spread negative
information about

483.

Querulous

Complaining;

517.

Rhetoric

Voluble;fluent

484.

Quiescent

Calm

518.

Rhetoric

485.

Quixotic

Ideally optimistic

1)Pleasant language;Using language
effectively to please or persuade
2)confused language

486.

Quotidian

Ordinary;found in every day course of
events

519.

Ribald

Obscene

487.

Quotidian

Every day;mundane;cliche

520.

Ridden

Burden

488.

Raccoon

Ex:Omnivorous, nocturnal mammal

521.

Rife

replete;abundant

489.

Raconteur

Narrator

522.

Rift

A gap;fissure(rock);fight

490.

Ramp

Any inclined surface

523.

Rococo

Ostentatious decoration

491.

Ranks

people;among groups of people

524.

Rue

Regret;remorse

492.

Rarefied

Lofty;very high up or elevated;exclusive
Ex:rarefied ranks of attendees

525.

Ruminate

Brood;think

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526.

Rummage

Thorough search
Ex:Please do rummage for rum

561.

Squabble

Quibble;spat;bickering;To argue over petty
things
Ex:Don't squabble over a silly girl

527.

Sacrosanct

Inviolable;Reverent

528.

Sardonic

cynically derisive

562.

Squalid

Wretch;filthy;sordid conditions;bad

529.

Savage

Pugnacious;bellicose;belligerent;truculent;war
like;jingoist

563.

Squelch

Crush(quench);suppress;walk in mud land

564.

standing

rank;exist infinitely

530.

Savant

Scholar;learned person

565.

stark

complete;plain

531.

Savor

Appreciate;enjoy

566.

Stasis

Equilibrium

532.

Scant

scarcity

567.

Status quo

Existing condition

533.

scant

Limit in quantity

568.

Steeped

Engulfed;engrossed;immersed

534.

Scathing

Vituperative;harsh criticism;coruscating

569.

Stentorian

Loud and powerful voice

535.

scathing

injurious;bitterly harsh(remark)

570.

Stigma

Social disgrace or mark on face

536.

Scintilla

Tiny part

571.

sting

pain

537.

Scram

Leave immediately

572.

Stingy

Mean;

538.

scurrilous

expressing reproach

573.

Stint

539.

Scurvy

Mean;Contemptible

Period of time;less amount of work;less
amount of food

Searchingly

In a searching or protruding manner

574.

540.

Stipulate

Specify

Secrete

Produce a substance from cell

575.

541.

Stolid

Stoic;unemotional

542.

Semantic

Relating to different meanings of words or
other symbols

576.

Stomp

Stamp;to bring down forcibly;to walk heavily
Ex:He was stomped out of class

543.

Sentient

Conscious

577.

Stratagem

544.

Seraphic

Angel

Machination;intrigue;Army maneuver to
deceive or surprise;scheme contrived to
deceive

545.

Shard

sharp fragment of Pottery

578.

Stratum

Layer(strata)

546.

Sift

Check and sort carefully

579.

Strut

Supporting structure

547.

Sinecure

Paying for less or no work

580.

Stymie;stymy

Block;hinder

548.

Skittish

Restive;nervousness;shy;fickle;uncertain

581.

Subjective

549.

Slack

Negligent;lazy;loose

Exist only in mind or relating to one's own
thoughts;not in reality

Slake

Quench(Satisfy);slack(lazy);not active

582.

Sublime

Awe

550.

Slew

A large number of quantity;turn sharply

583.

Subliminal

Imperceptible

551.

Sobriquet

A nick name

584.

Subpoena

Court order

552.

Solecism

Nonstandard use of grammar or words;esp in
etiquette

585.

Succinct

brevity;gist;Adumbrate;

553.

586.

Sully

make dirty

587.

Supplant

Supersede;Replace especially with sneaky
tactics

588.

Supposition

Assumption;hypothesis

589.

Surfeit

Excessive

590.

Surly

Rude;ugly;hostile;churlish;peevish;

591.

Surmise

Extrapolate;infer;hypothesis;conjecture

592.

Surrogate

Substitute

593.

Swindle

deceive

554.

Solicitous

request;conscious or anxious;taking care

555.

Solidarity

Fellowship in interests or responsibilities

556.

Somatic

Related to body

557.

Sound

Fathom;fathomless;wise;measure the depth of

558.

Spartan

Austere;frugal

559.

Spate

deluge;inundate;sudden rush of

560.

Spearhead

vanguard;leader

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594.

Sybarite

Excessively involved in pleasures

629.

Unconscionable

with out conscience;Morally unjustifiable

595.

Symbiosis

Inter dependent relationship between two
groups or people

630.

Unseemly

Improper

596.

Synoptic

Synopsis

631.

Unsparing

Generous;lavish;ruthless(unsparing
criticism)

597.

Syntax

Grammar rules

632.

Untempered

Not slowed down

598.

Tacit

Implied

633.

Upbraid

Irritate;reproach;captious;find faults

599.

Taciturn

reticent;reserved

634.

Usury

lending money at high rates of interest

600.

Tawdry

Gaudy;cheap

635.

Vacillate

waver in one's mind

601.

Temerity

Courageous

636.

Vandalize

Destroy wantonly;

602.

Tendentious

Biased;strong feelings

637.

Vanguard

603.

Tenuous

Long and thin

Leaders in any activity;soldiers in front
side

Terrestrial

Earth

638.

Variegated

Motley;different colors

604.

Terse

Sententious;pithy(often in rude manner)

639.

Verdant

Green;Juvenile;

605.

Timorous

Craven;coward;fearful

640.

Verisimilar

Truth;probably

606.

Tiptoed

walk on toes

641.

Vernal

Spring

607.

Titan

Colossus;heavy weight;giant;behemoth;a
person of great importance

642.

Vestige

Sign of something that existed

608.

643.

Vex

Annoy;bother

609.

Toady

Fawning;servile;inveigle

644.

Vicissitude

Change of fortunes

610.

Toddler

young child

645.

Vim

Enthusiastic

611.

Token

Symbol;representing entire group;only few
people

646.

Virulent

Poisonous;extremely infectious

Tome

Scholar book

Viscid or
Viscous

Gluey;Sticky

612.
613.

Topping

A flavor addition

648.

Vitriol

Vituperative;invective

614.

Torpor

Torpid;lethargic

649.

Vociferous

615.

Torrid

Passionate;very hot;

Vehement
outcry;strident;clamorous;Strident;

Tortuous

Twisting;winding;not straight forward

650.

Voluble

Fluent in speech

616.

Transgression

Violating law

651.

Wan

Pale;dull

617.

Travesty

Lampoon;Burlesque

652.

Wanton

618.
619.

Treacherous

Deceptive;betray;Quisling;mercenary

Destroy without any
reason;Promiscous;sordid(unrestrained
in sexual behavior)

620.

Trenchant

Caustic;sharp;essential

653.

Welter

Pile;wallow(roll);

621.

Truculent

Bellicose;belligerent;Savage;fierce;war
like;cruel;jingoist

654.

Whet

Stimulate;Make keen or more accurate
Ex:Whet my appetite

622.

Tumultuous

Riotous;violently agitate;noisy;chaotic

655.

Whitewash

623.

Turbid

Mucky

Deception;covering up
Ex:Govt whitewashed all details of scam

656.

Wimpy

Weak and ineffectual

624.

Turgid

Pompous
657.

Winnow

To analyze carefully

625.

Turgid

Pompous;
658.

Winsome

Charming

626.

Turpitude

Opprobrium;disgrace;a corrupt or disgrace
activity;

659.

Wizened

Withered;shriveled;shrink due to illness

647.

627.

Tyro

Beginner;Novice;Juvenile;fledgling

660.

Xenophobia

Fear of foreign places or things

628.

Umbrage

Annoy;irritate

661.

Yelp

Bark in a high pitched sound

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662.

Yoke

A burden or something that oppresses;A frame for attaching animals

663.

Zeitgeist

Based on particular time

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