|1||virulent||(adjective) infectious; having the ability to cause disease|
(adjective satellite) harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts
(adjective satellite) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
|2||pretentious||(adjective) intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"|
(adjective) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
(adjective satellite) of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
|3||enzyme||(noun) any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions|
|4||render||(noun) a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls|
(verb) cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
(verb) melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
(verb) restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.
(verb) bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"
(verb) pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
(verb) coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"
(verb) give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
(verb) show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
(verb) give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
(verb) to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
(verb) give back; "render money"
(verb) make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"
(verb) provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
|5||sedulous||(adjective satellite) marked by care and persistent effort; "her assiduous attempts to learn French"; "assiduous research"; "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"|
|6||integrity||(noun) moral soundness|
(noun) an unreduced or unbroken completeness or totality
|7||connoisseur||(noun) an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts|
|8||epitome||(noun) a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"|
(noun) a brief abstract (as of an article or book)
|9||specious||(adjective satellite) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"|
(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "a specious claim"
(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert
|10||frivolity||(noun) acting like a clown or buffoon|
(noun) something of little value or significance
(noun) the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
|11||placate||(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"|
|12||desiccate||(verb) lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"|
(verb) remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
(verb) preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"
(adjective satellite) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
|13||empirical||(adjective) derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"|
(adjective) relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"
|14||disinclination||(noun) a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed"|
(noun) that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike; "his disinclination for modesty is well known"
|15||superficial||(adjective satellite) involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep"; "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound"|
(adjective) being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't giv
(adjective satellite) of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"
(adjective) relating to a surface; "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"
|16||forfeit||(noun) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.|
(noun) a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something; "the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time"
(noun) something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
(verb) lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
(adjective satellite) surrendered as a penalty
|17||sequester||(verb) set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"|
(verb) keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
(verb) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
(verb) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
(verb) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
|18||adjuration||(noun) a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something|
|19||repugnant||(adjective satellite) offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"|
|20||plaintive||(adjective satellite) expressing sorrow|
|21||abstinence||(noun) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite|
(noun) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
|22||converge||(verb) come together so as to form a single product; "Social forces converged to bring the Fascists back to power"|
(verb) move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"
(verb) be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"
(verb) approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
|23||pervasive||(adjective satellite) spreading throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"|
(adjective satellite) spread throughout; "a pervasive anxiety overshadows the triumphs of individuals"
|24||renegade||(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.|
(noun) someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
(verb) break with established customs
(adjective satellite) having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
|25||prodigal||(noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer|
(adjective satellite) very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity";
(adjective satellite) marked by rash extravagance; "led a prodigal life"
(adjective satellite) recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
|26||immutable||(adjective) not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature; "the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God"|
|27||concise||(adjective) expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"|
|28||nepotism||(noun) favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)|
|29||disencumber||(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"|
|30||philanthropy||(noun) voluntary promotion of human welfare|
|31||depravity||(noun) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"|
(noun) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels; its opium parlors; its depravity"
|32||prattle||(noun) idle or foolish and irrelevant talk|
(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
|33||diligent||(adjective) characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"|
(adjective satellite) quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"
|34||reticence||(noun) the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary|
|35||dislodge||(verb) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"|
(verb) remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
(verb) change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
|36||equipoise||(noun) equality of distribution|
|37||viscosity||(noun) resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow)|
|38||sovereign||(noun) a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right|
(adjective satellite) greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal"
(adjective satellite) of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
|39||opulent||(adjective satellite) rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"|
|40||laconic||(adjective satellite) brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"|
|41||querulous||(adjective satellite) habitually complaining; "a whining child"|
|42||pommel||(noun) an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger|
(noun) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
(noun) a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
(verb) strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
|43||gravity||(noun) a manner that is serious and solemn|
(noun) a solemn and dignified feeling
(noun) (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the p
|44||blasphemy||(noun) blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"|
(noun) blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
|45||deprave||(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"|
|46||ambiguous||(adjective) having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"|
(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) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"
|47||spendthrift||(noun) someone who spends money prodigally|
(adjective satellite) recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
|48||sinecure||(noun) an office that involves minimal duties|
(noun) a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
|49||conviction||(noun) (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"|
(noun) an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
|50||condescending||(adjective satellite) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension|
|51||esoteric||(adjective) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"|
|52||plumb||(noun) the metal bob of a plumb line|
(verb) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
(verb) examine thoroughly and in great depth
(verb) measure the depth of something
(verb) weight with lead
(adjective satellite) exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"
(adverb) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
(adverb) exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
(adverb) conforming to the direction of a plumb line
|53||sagacious||(adjective satellite) skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"|
(adjective satellite) acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
|54||disconcert||(verb) cause to lose one's composure|
(verb) cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
|55||espouse||(verb) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"|
(verb) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
(verb) take in marriage
|56||fastidious||(adjective) giving and careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"|
(adjective) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"