|1||dilate||(verb) become wider; "His pupils were dilated"|
(verb) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
|2||infiltrate||(verb) pass through an enemy-line; in a military conflict|
(verb) pass into or through by filtering or permeating; "the substance infiltrated the material"
(verb) cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
(verb) enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members; "The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor"
|3||animosity||(noun) a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility|
|4||extenuating||(adjective satellite) partially excusing or justifying; "extenuating circumstances"|
|5||nemesis||(noun) (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance|
(noun) something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
|6||haphazard||(adjective satellite) marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"|
(adjective satellite) dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
(adverb) without care; in a slapdash manner; "the Prime Minister was wearing a gray suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard"
|7||credulity||(noun) tendency to believe readily|
|8||spontaneity||(noun) the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint; "the spontaneity of his laughter"|
|9||florid||(adjective satellite) elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"|
|10||equivocal||(adjective satellite) uncertain as a sign or indication; "the evidence from bacteriologic analysis was equivocal"|
(adjective) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivo
(adjective satellite) open to question; "aliens of equivocal loyalty"; "his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"-Anna Jameson
|11||rebuttal||(noun) (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder|
(noun) the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
|12||mitigate||(verb) make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"|
(verb) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
|13||foppish||(adjective satellite) affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner|
|14||exorbitant||(adjective satellite) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"|
|15||discredit||(noun) the state of being held in low esteem; "your actions will bring discredit to your name"; "because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"|
(verb) reject as false; refuse to accept
(verb) cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
(verb) damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
|16||fission||(noun) a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy|
(noun) reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
|17||lobbyist||(noun) someone who tries to persuade legislators to vote for bills that the lobbyists favor|
|18||solubility||(noun) the quality of being soluble|
(noun) the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
|19||fetter||(noun) a shackle for the ankles or feet|
(verb) restrain with fetters
|20||abbreviate||(verb) shorten; "Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'"|
(verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
|21||inherent||(adjective satellite) in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"|
(adjective satellite) present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
(adjective satellite) existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
|22||diffident||(adjective satellite) lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"|
(adjective satellite) showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"
|23||simulated||(adjective satellite) reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character; "under simulated combat conditions"|
(adjective satellite) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
|24||dictate||(noun) a guiding principle; "the dictates of reason"|
(noun) an authoritative rule
(verb) say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"
(verb) issue commands or orders for
(verb) rule as a dictator
|25||compromise||(noun) a middle way between two extremes|
(noun) an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
(verb) settle by concession
(verb) make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
(verb) expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
|26||recusant||(noun) someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct|
(adjective satellite) refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
(adjective satellite) (of Catholics formerly) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
|27||petulant||(adjective satellite) easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"|
|28||asylum||(noun) a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person|
(noun) a shelter from danger or hardship
|29||entreat||(verb) ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"|
|30||oblivion||(noun) total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"|
(noun) the state of being disregarded or forgotten
|31||demagogue||(noun) an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience|
|32||fiasco||(noun) a sudden and violent collapse|
|33||entangle||(verb) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"|
(verb) entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"
|34||corroborate||(verb) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"|
(verb) give evidence for
(verb) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
|35||slovenly||(adjective satellite) negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"|
|36||incidental||(noun) an item that is incidental|
(noun) (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"
(adjective satellite) not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA
(adjective) (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "la
(adjective satellite) following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"
|37||fortuitous||(adjective satellite) occurring by happy chance; "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"|
(adjective satellite) having no cause or apparent cause; "a causeless miracle"; "fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune"; "we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times"
|38||acquiesce||(verb) to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"|
|39||ingenuous||(adjective) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"|
(adjective satellite) lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "a child's innocent stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
|40||surreptitious||(adjective satellite) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilizati|
(adjective satellite) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in the shadows"
|41||substantiate||(verb) solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"|
(verb) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
(verb) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
(verb) represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
|42||forswear||(verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"|
|43||remonstrate||(verb) censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"|
(verb) argue in protest or opposition
(verb) present and urge reasons in opposition
|44||prudent||(adjective satellite) showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence; "maintained a prudent silence"|
(adjective) careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
|45||ford||(noun) the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse|
(noun) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
(noun) United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
(noun) 38th President of the United States; appointed Vice President and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
(noun) English writer and editor (1873-1939)
(noun) son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
(noun) grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
(noun) United States film maker (1896-1973)
(verb) cross a river where it's shallow
|46||virtuoso||(noun) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field|
(noun) a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry
|47||dishevelled||(adjective satellite) in disarray; extremely disorderly; "her clothing was disheveled"; "powder-smeared and frowzled"; "a rumpled unmade bed"; "a bed with tousled sheets"; "his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly"- Al Spiers|
|48||quandary||(noun) state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options|
(noun) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
|49||verbose||(adjective satellite) using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"|
|50||reminiscent||(adjective satellite) serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"|
|51||profusion||(noun) the property of being extremely abundant|
|52||encumbrance||(noun) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome|
(noun) an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
(noun) a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
|53||incompatible||(adjective) not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"|
(adjective) incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
(adjective satellite) used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending into a stable homogeneous mixture
(adjective) not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
(adjective satellite) not in keeping with what is correct or proper; "completely inappropriate behavior"
(adjective satellite) not compatible with other facts
(adjective) used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
(adjective satellite) not easy to combine harmoniously
(adjective satellite) of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"
|54||pinioned||(adjective satellite) bound fast especially having the arms restrained|
(adjective satellite) (of birds) especially having the flight feathers
|55||antithesis||(noun) the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance|
(noun) exact opposite; "his theory is the antithesis of mine"
|56||volatile||(noun) a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor; "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"|
(adjective satellite) tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"
(adjective satellite) marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"
(adjective satellite) liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
(adjective) evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"