|1||staid||(adjective satellite) characterized by dignity and propriety|
|2||flax||(noun) plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem|
(noun) fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric
|3||unobtrusive||(adjective) not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable; "a quiet, unobtrusive life of self-denial"|
|4||capricious||(adjective satellite) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"|
(adjective satellite) changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"
|5||inane||(adjective satellite) complacently or inanely foolish|
|6||recidivism||(noun) habitual relapse into crime|
|7||ferocity||(noun) the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"|
|8||regal||(adjective satellite) belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"|
|9||ameliorate||(verb) get better; "The weather improved toward evening"|
(verb) to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
|10||circuitous||(adjective satellite) deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"|
(adjective satellite) marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
|11||servile||(adjective) submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"|
(adjective) pertaining to or involving slaves; "the servile wars of Sicily"
|12||disparate||(adjective satellite) including markedly dissimilar elements; "a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers"|
(adjective satellite) fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind; "such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing"; "disparate ideas"
|13||unkempt||(adjective satellite) not properly maintained; "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"|
(adjective satellite) not neat or cared for; slovenly; "his unkempt appearance"
(adjective satellite) not neatly combed; "wild unkempt hair"
|14||novice||(noun) someone new to a field or activity|
(noun) someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
|15||assiduous||(adjective satellite) marked by care and persistent effort; "her assiduous attempts to learn French"; "assiduous research"; "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"|
|16||deviance||(noun) deviate behavior|
(noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm
|17||ponderous||(adjective satellite) having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"|
(adjective satellite) slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
(adjective satellite) labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"
|18||innocuous||(adjective satellite) lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"|
(adjective) not injurious to physical or mental health
(adjective satellite) not causing disapproval; "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"
(adjective satellite) unlikely to harm or disturb anyone; "harmless old man"
|19||splenetic||(adjective satellite) very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"|
(adjective) of or relating to the spleen
|20||instigate||(verb) serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"|
(verb) provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
|21||redolent||(adjective satellite) having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford|
(adjective satellite) serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"
|22||intermittent||(adjective satellite) stopping and starting at irregular intervals; "intermittent rain showers"|
(adjective satellite) stopping and starting at regular intervals
|23||inevitable||(noun) an unavoidable event; "don't argue with the inevitable"|
(adjective) incapable of being avoided or prevented; "the inevitable result"
(adjective satellite) invariably occurring or appearing; "the inevitable changes of the seasons"
|24||engulf||(verb) engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"|
(verb) flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely"
|25||histrionic||(adjective satellite) characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"|
|26||diatribe||(noun) thunderous verbal attack|
|27||pacifist||(noun) someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes|
|28||foster||(noun) United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)|
(verb) help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
(verb) bring up under fosterage; of children
(verb) promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
(adjective satellite) providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"
|29||proximity||(noun) the property of being close together|
(noun) a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit
(noun) the region close around a person or thing
|30||erudite||(adjective satellite) having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist"; "an erudite professor"|
|31||adversity||(noun) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period marked by adversities"|
(noun) a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
|32||urbane||(adjective satellite) marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel; "the sophisticated manners of a true cosmopolite"; "urbane and pliant...he was at ease even in the drawing rooms of Paris"|
(adjective satellite) characterized by tact and propriety
(adjective satellite) showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
|33||intrepid||(adjective satellite) invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"|
|34||flinch||(noun) a reflex response to sudden pain|
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
|35||emergence||(noun) the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent|
(noun) the act of emerging
(noun) the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
(noun) the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
|36||philanthropist||(noun) someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being|
|37||polemicist||(noun) a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)|
|38||umbrage||(noun) a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"|
|39||deposition||(noun) the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office|
(noun) the act of putting something somewhere
(noun) (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually done in a lawyer's office
(noun) the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
|40||abrogate||(verb) revoke formally|
|41||arbitrary||(adjective) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of t|
|42||disseminate||(verb) cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"|
|43||profane||(verb) violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"|
(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"
(adjective satellite) characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
(adjective satellite) grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
(adjective satellite) not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
(adjective) not sacred or concerned with religion; "sacred and profane music"; "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
|44||skeptic||(noun) someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs|
|45||derogatory||(adjective satellite) expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"|
|46||flaw||(noun) defect or weakness in a person's character; "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"|
(noun) an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
(verb) add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
|47||spurn||(verb) reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"|
|48||euthanasia||(noun) the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)|
|49||hedonism||(noun) an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good|
(noun) the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
|50||clemency||(noun) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"|
(noun) good weather with comfortable temperatures
|51||scrutinize||(verb) of accounts and tax returns; with the intent to verify|
(verb) to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail; "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"
|52||tactful||(adjective satellite) showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people; "by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone"; "a tactful way of correcting someone"; "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"|
(adjective) having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"
|53||forbear||(noun) a person from whom you are descended|
(verb) not do something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
|54||precarious||(adjective satellite) affording no ease or reassurance; "a precarious truce"|
(adjective satellite) fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
(adjective satellite) not secure; beset with difficulties; "a shaky marriage"
(adjective satellite) dangerously insecure; "a precarious footing on the ladder"
|55||compassion||(noun) the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it|
(noun) a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering