|1||digression||(noun) wandering from the main path of a journey|
(noun) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
(noun) a message that departs from the main subject
|2||deprecate||(verb) belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"|
(verb) express strong disapproval of; deplore
|3||dismal||(adjective satellite) causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"|
(adjective satellite) depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
|4||rant||(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing|
(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
|5||spurious||(adjective satellite) intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art"|
(adjective satellite) born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert
|6||rancorous||(adjective satellite) showing deep-seated resentment; "preserve...from rancourous envy of the rich"- Aldous Huxley|
|7||disparage||(verb) express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"|
|8||wary||(adjective) marked by keen caution and watchful prudence; "they were wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers"|
(adjective satellite) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
|9||discern||(verb) detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"|
|10||opulence||(noun) wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living|
|11||recalcitrant||(adjective satellite) marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"|
(adjective satellite) marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance; "a recalcitrant teenager"; "everything revolves around a refractory individual genius"
|12||criterion||(noun) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"|
(noun) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
|13||precedent||(noun) an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time|
(noun) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
(noun) a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
(noun) a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
(adjective satellite) preceding in time, order, or significance
|14||epicure||(noun) a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)|
|15||inalienable||(adjective) incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"|
(adjective satellite) not subject to forfeiture; "an unforfeitable right"
|16||capitulate||(verb) surrender under agreed conditions|
|17||pious||(adjective) having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"|
(adjective satellite) devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
|18||venerable||(adjective satellite) profoundly honored; "revered holy men"|
(adjective satellite) impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"
|19||effervescent||(adjective satellite) marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "sparkling conversation"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"|
(adjective) (of a liquid) giving off bubbles
(adjective) used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide; "sparkling wines"; "sparkling water"
|20||lugubrious||(adjective satellite) excessively mournful|
|21||dissemble||(verb) make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"|
(verb) behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
(verb) hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
|22||extricate||(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"|
|23||epistle||(noun) especially a long, formal letter|
|24||sodden||(adjective satellite) wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes"|
|25||sporadic||(adjective) recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"|
|26||discursive||(adjective satellite) (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling|
(adjective satellite) proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
|27||phlegmatic||(adjective satellite) showing little emotion; "a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"|
|28||phobia||(noun) an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"|
|29||dispassionate||(adjective satellite) unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"|
|30||fluster||(noun) a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset|
(verb) cause to be nervous or upset
(verb) be flustered; behave in a confused manner
|31||disingenuous||(adjective) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"|
|32||relegate||(verb) assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"|
(verb) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"
(verb) expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
(verb) refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
|33||stoic||(noun) a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno; "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"|
(noun) someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
(adjective satellite) seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"
(adjective) pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
|34||emaciate||(verb) grow weak and thin or waste away physically; "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"|
(verb) cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
|35||sinister||(adjective satellite) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clo|
(adjective satellite) on or starting from the wearer's left; "bar sinister"
(adjective satellite) stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the sc
|36||disinter||(verb) dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies|
|37||gregarious||(adjective satellite) seeking and enjoying the company of others; "a gregarious person who avoids solitude"|
(adjective) tending to form a group with others of the same kind; "gregarious bird species"; "man is a gregarious animal"
|38||tenacious||(adjective satellite) sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"|
(adjective satellite) (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
(adjective satellite) stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
|39||sobriety||(noun) abstaining from excess|
(noun) a manner that is serious and solemn
(noun) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs
(noun) the state of being sober
|40||grotesque||(noun) art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants|
(adjective satellite) distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
(adjective satellite) ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
|41||succinct||(adjective satellite) briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"|
|42||submissive||(adjective) inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"|
(adjective satellite) abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient"
(adjective satellite) willing to submit without resistance to authority; deferent
|43||prevalent||(adjective satellite) encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife"|
|44||fertile||(adjective) capable of reproducing|
(adjective satellite) marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
(adjective satellite) bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
(adjective satellite) intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
|45||fervor||(noun) feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"|
(noun) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
|46||collaborate||(verb) work together on a common enterprise of project; "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"|
(verb) cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
|47||berate||(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"|
|48||serrated||(adjective satellite) notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex|
|49||detraction||(noun) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"|
(noun) a petty disparagement
|50||ferment||(noun) a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances|
(noun) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
(noun) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"
(noun) a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
(verb) go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
(verb) cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
(verb) work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"
(verb) be in an agitated or excited state; "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments"
|51||conditional||(adjective) imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"|
(adjective satellite) qualified by reservations
|52||procrastinate||(verb) postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"|
(verb) postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
|53||finite||(adjective) bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent|
(adjective) of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person
|54||deterrent||(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress|
(adjective satellite) tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"
|55||fleeting||(adjective satellite) lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"|
|56||sojourn||(noun) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)|
(verb) spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
|57||reiterate||(verb) to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"|