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hone

GRE&TOEFL Study online at quizlet.com/_eukue 1. hone make perfect or complete 2. 1.inactive, sluggish, dull,

make perfect or complete

2. 1.inactive, sluggish, dull, apathetic inert, lethargic, quiescent, sleepy,

torpid

2.dormant

3. (v.) - to emphasize, to highlight

accentuate

4. — adj

approximate

1.

almost accurate or exact

2.

inexact; rough; loose: only an approximate

fit

3.

much alike; almost the same

4.

near; close together

vb

5.

( usually foll by to ) to come or bring near or

close; be almost the same (as)

5. v. to say exactly what the facts about something really are

pinpoint

6. cleverness, inventiveness, resourcefulness

ingenuity

7. Most important; main; leading, arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, foremost, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme

principal

8. obsidian

sovereign (also sovran), supreme principal 8. obsidian A usually black or banded, hard volcanic glass that

A usually black or banded, hard volcanic glass

that displays shiny, curved surfaces when fractured and is formed by rapid cooling of lava

9.

irrigation

and is formed by rapid cooling of lava 9. irrigation the process of supplying water to

the process of supplying water to land to grow crops

10. a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

shrine

11.

corridor

with some sacred thing or person shrine 11. corridor a long, narrow hallway 12. ice sheet

a long, narrow hallway

12. ice sheet

shrine 11. corridor a long, narrow hallway 12. ice sheet another name for a continental glacier

another name for a continental glacier

13. person who finds and indentifies fossils to reconstruct the environment that hominids lived in

paleoecologist

14. glacial

fossils to reconstruct the environment that hominids lived in paleoecologist 14. glacial devoid of warmth and

devoid of warmth and cordiality

15.

flourish

15. flourish v. to blossom; to grow vigorously; prosper;to be successful; to make dramatic, sweeping gestures

v. to blossom; to grow vigorously; prosper;to be successful; to make dramatic, sweeping gestures

16. an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth

paucity

17. arid

an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth paucity 17. arid lacking sufficient water or rainfall,barren, 18. soothing,

lacking sufficient water or rainfall,barren,

18. soothing, mild, pleasant, refreshing

balmy

19. mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; chill: a chilly breeze.

chilly

2.

feeling cold; sensitive to cold: Her hands were chilly.

3.

without warmth of feeling; cool: a chilly reply.

4.

producing or likely to produce a feeling of fear; frightening: He told a chilly story of ghosts and murder.

20. unpleasantly cool and humid

dank

21. dew

and murder. 20. unpleasantly cool and humid dank 21. dew moisture from the air that forms

moisture from the air that forms drops on cool surfaces, water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air

22.

drought

surface overnight from water vapor in the air 22. drought a long period without rain 23.

a long period without rain

23. aloof, standoffish, distant, frosty, chilly, cool.stiff, chilling, icy,lacking a warm manner; unfriendly,

frigid

24. meteorology

a warm manner; unfriendly, frigid 24. meteorology the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere

the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

25. A small amount of water or other liquid, often in the form of small drops.

moisture

26. the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

precipitation

27. to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully

saturate

28. a violent windstorm usually with snow, rain, or hail

tempest

29. serene

usually with snow, rain, or hail tempest 29. serene (adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset;

(adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand

30. classic; of excellent quality and from a past era

vintage

31. greedy, ravenous

voraciously

32. to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self- possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed

abash

33. decrease, weaken,subside.

abate

34. to step down from a position of power or responsibility

abdicate

35. n something not typical; a deviation from the standard;mental irregularity or disorder

aberration

36. loathe, execrate; despise. Hate, detest, abominate

abhor

37. utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched,debasing, degrading; miserable

abject

38. To deny oneself things; to reject; to renounce

abnegate

39. unsuccessful; fruitless

abortive

40. to shorten; to condense;

abridge

41. to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from an obligation

absolve

42. the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

geometry

43. statue

and lines and curves and surfaces geometry 43. statue a sculpture representing a human or animal

a sculpture representing a human or animal

44. represent, portray, describe, delineate

depict

45. V. wrench, wrest, yank, revolve,

twist

N. an unexpected event, revelation, or other development

46. to persuade or coerce someone

twist

someone's

arm

47. rather than

not so much as

48. uneasy, disturbed, agitated, excited, restive, fretful.

restless

49. overcast

agitated, excited, restive, fretful. restless 49. overcast cloudy, dark, gloomy, dismal 50. absurd; ridiculous;

cloudy, dark, gloomy, dismal

50. absurd; ridiculous; senseless; irrational

preposterous

51. standing still; not moving

stationary

52. adjust or make up for

compensate

53. planetarium

52. adjust or make up for compensate 53. planetarium an optical device for projecting images of

an optical device for projecting images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome

54. move back and forth very rapidly,

flutter

to throw into nervous or tremulous excitement; cause mental agitation; confuse.

55. to set up, or to force something (or oneself) on others; to take unfair advantage of someone,

impose

to make an impression on the mind

56. an attempt or effort to do something.

trial

experiment.

57. abstaining; voluntarily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation

abstinent

58. revolt,to cause to feel extreme disgust

nauseate

59. difficult to penetrate

abstruse

60. extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless

abysmal

61. an expression of approval, praise; a special award

accolades

62. to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way

accost

63. having a sour or bitter taste or character,acrid

acerbic

acerbic criticism

64. assent; agree passively; comply without protest

acquiesce

65. marked by strong resentment or cynicism

acrimonious

66. quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight

acumen

67.

corrode

67. corrode erode 68. confirm, prove, certify, testify verify 69. the type of environment in which

erode

68. confirm, prove, certify, testify

verify

69. the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs

habitat

70. sleep during winter

hibernate

71. mild; moderate; restrained

temperate

72.

frost

71. mild; moderate; restrained temperate 72. frost the formation of frost or ice on a surface

the formation of frost or ice on a surface

73. meadow

frost the formation of frost or ice on a surface 73. meadow an area of level

an area of level land where grass is grown and usually cut for hay

74. tastelessly showy

tawdry

75. excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant

profligate

76. stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

parsimonious

77. ordinary or dull

pedestrian

78. undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo:

embryonic

organism in the early stage of development

79. unusually advanced or talented at an early age

precocious

80. impartial; unbiased candid, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudiced

disinterested

81. providing a general overview; summary; N. synopsis

synoptic

82.

pettiness

of little importance; trivial

83. cataclysm

disaster, catastrophe

84. to indicate or suggest beforehand; to give a warning of

foreshadow

85. caricature

beforehand; to give a warning of foreshadow 85. caricature exaggerated portrait, cartoon 86. contaminate defile,

exaggerated portrait, cartoon

86.

contaminate

defile, pollute, taint, infect, poison, corrupt

87. hurtful, unwholesome, unhealthy, nocuous, detrimental, deleterious.

noxious

corruptive.

88. nuisance

an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice, etc.

89. adherent

person, thing, condition, practice, etc. 89. adherent supporter; follower, disciple, devotee, fan, partisan, 90.

supporter; follower, disciple, devotee, fan, partisan,

90. to scold gently,rebuke, censure, upbraid; to warn

admonish

91. adroit

skillful; dexterous; clever; shrewd; socially at ease, deft, apt, adept.

92. maladroit,clumsy, inept;

gauche

93. flattery

adulation

94. a short pithy saying expressing a general truth; maxim

aphorism

95. to urge on; to stir up, provoke, start, incite

instigate

96. conspicuously

obviously

97.

pronounced

distinct; very noticeable;

98.

vicinity

a surrounding or nearby region

99. optical

visual

100. obscure

1. doubtful, dubious. mysterious. 4. blurred, veiled. 6. undistinguished, unnoted, unknown. 7. secluded, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unnoticed. 8. cloudy, dusky, somber.

101. sparsely

barely, thinly

102. begrudge

v. to resent another's success; to envy

103. booze

any form of alcohol, especially beer

104. sycophantic

flattering

105. escalation

an increase, intensification

106. verbose

wordy, very talkative

107. celestial

of heaven or the spirit

108. disperse

To scatter, spread far and wide

109. elaborate

complex, detailed, intricate

110. adroit

proficient, adept, expert, apt

111. preponderance

predominance

112. ludicrous

absurd; ridiculous,preposterous,farcical

113. salivate

produce saliva, be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something

114. etch

engrave

115. solipsistic

believing that oneself is all that exists

116. sectarian

relating to a religious faction or subgroup; narrow-minded; limited

117. facetious

humorous,comical; jocose,jocular; flippant

118. disparage

ridicule, discredit, mock, demean, denounce, derogate.

119. milieu

the setting, surroundings, environment

120.

satirist

a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm

121. cavalier

haughty, insolent, arrogant, contemptuous

122. crust

haughty, insolent, arrogant, contemptuous 122. crust the outer layer of the Earth 123. retinal Pertaining to

the outer layer of the Earth

123.

retinal

122. crust the outer layer of the Earth 123. retinal Pertaining to the retina 124. nucleus

Pertaining to the retina

124. nucleus

Earth 123. retinal Pertaining to the retina 124. nucleus the core of an atom 125. centaurs

the core of an atom

125. centaurs

the retina 124. nucleus the core of an atom 125. centaurs half man, half horse 126.

half man, half horse

126.

anguish

of an atom 125. centaurs half man, half horse 126. anguish torment, woe, agony, suffering 127.

torment, woe, agony, suffering

127. enjoyment in being cruel

sadism

128. describing marital infidelity

adulterous

129. fear, apprehension, trembling

trepidation

130. the examination of a corpse to determine the cause of death

autopsy

131. any long, repetitive, or dull recital

litany

132. an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

alibi

133. behavior where one puts down others

snobbery

134. to perch or settle, especially for the night

roost

135. temporary leaves of absence from an organization, usually at reduced pay

sabbaticals

136. cul-de-sac

usually at reduced pay sabbaticals 136. cul-de-sac blind alley; dead end 137. to reply, especially in

blind alley; dead end

137. to reply, especially in a quick, sharp, or witty way

retort

138. of or relating to persons who study or deal in antiques or antiquities

antiquarian

139. stagnating or spiritless

backwater

140. filth; degradation; sordidness

squalor

141. Cannot be bought back or paid off; hopeless.

irredeemably

142. harmful, malign, injurious, detrimental; evil, wicked; deadly,maleficent

baleful

143. lapse, faux pas

blunder

144. a bringing or coming to an end; a halt

cessation

145. the conclusion; result; outcome,windup,

upshot

146. frolic

play boisterously

147. scintillating

brilliantly clever

148. wander, rove, gad, drift

roam

149. to justify or deserve

warrant

150.

atheist

drift roam 149. to justify or deserve warrant 150. atheist someone who denies the existence of

someone who denies the existence of god

151. replace, take the place of

supersede

152. give up; abandon; let go; release; surrender; cede

relinquish

153. infuriate

raise sb.'s

hackles

154. ostentatious

153. infuriate raise sb.'s hackles 154. ostentatious showy, flashy, pretentious, overdone 155. Any speech or

showy, flashy, pretentious, overdone

155. Any speech or action that encourages rebellion,insurrection, mutiny,treason,

sedition

156. a reply to one charge with a countercharge

recrimination

157. no longer fit for use

worn-out

158. limousine

to one charge with a countercharge recrimination 157. no longer fit for use worn-out 158. limousine

large luxurious car

159.

harness

159. harness control, utilize,bestride, manage, exploit 160. Conquerable surmountable 161. a sermon, or a moralistic

control, utilize,bestride, manage, exploit

160. Conquerable

surmountable

161. a sermon, or a moralistic lecture

homily

162. boldness, daring, impudence,nerve, spunk, grit, temerity, foolhardiness.impertinence, brashness.

audacity

163. grudge

foolhardiness.impertinence, brashness. audacity 163. grudge dislike, ill will, malice, spite,bitterness, rancor,

dislike, ill will, malice, spite,bitterness, rancor, malevolence, enmity, hatred. envy

164. weaken, enfeeble, deplete, enervate, devitalize.

debilitate

165. engulf

deplete, enervate, devitalize. debilitate 165. engulf to swallow up, overwhelm,devour, flood, inundate 166.

to swallow up, overwhelm,devour, flood, inundate

166. rebel, rioter, revolter, agitator

insurgent

167. good natured, atmosphere of good cheer

bonhomie

168.

cosset

good natured, atmosphere of good cheer bonhomie 168. cosset to coddle, pamper,humor, favor, indulge, 169. ascent

to coddle, pamper,humor, favor, indulge,

169. ascent

cosset to coddle, pamper,humor, favor, indulge, 169. ascent rise, ascension, upward slope, acclivity, climb, rising,

rise, ascension, upward slope, acclivity, climb, rising, soar

170. struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter

flounder

171. regret; disapprove of

deplore

172. an imitation of a possible situation

simulation

173. verifiable

provable

174. minor

lesser

175. An animal that eats low growing grasses or plants

grazer

176. alga

that eats low growing grasses or plants grazer 176. alga seaweed 177. a chemical substance that

seaweed

177. a chemical substance that repels animals, driving away; disgusting; offensive; repulsive; unattractive;

repellent

178. greatness of importance or size

magnitude

179. a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning, hypothesize, propose

postulate

180. profusion, plenty, copiousness, plenteousness

abundance

181. a swamp or marsh, get stuck while doing something

bog

182. the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

anatomy

183. a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

nuance

184. customary; usual; done or caused by habit

habitual

185. hesitate, fluctuate, be indecisive or irresolute,totter; stagger.waver;

vacillate

186. wariness

cautiousness

187. veneration

respect,reverence

188. grandiose

187. veneration respect,reverence 188. grandiose impressive; showy; magnificent 189. ordinary, everyday;

impressive; showy; magnificent

189. ordinary, everyday; vapid, humdrum, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting.

prosaic

190. stir, rouse, dazzle

electrify

auspicious

191. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable, fortunate, promising, timely

192. attacking cherished traditions

iconoclastic

193. flat, dull, uninteresting,tasteless, bland.

insipid

194. propagate

uninteresting,tasteless, bland. insipid 194. propagate produce, increase, breed, multiply, 195. brutal, savage,

produce, increase, breed, multiply,

195. brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic

truculent

196. turn aside; get off the main topic; deviate

digress

197. to consult; to present as a gift or honor

confer

198.

bicker

to consult; to present as a gift or honor confer 198. bicker disagree, squabble, argue, quarrel,

disagree, squabble, argue, quarrel, haggle, dispute, spar, spat.

199. dismember

argue, quarrel, haggle, dispute, spar, spat. 199. dismember divide into pieces,disjoint, dissect, skeletonize, amputate

divide into pieces,disjoint, dissect, skeletonize, amputate

200. novice

beginner, newcomer, tyro, freshman,neophyte,rookie,fledgling,greenhorn

201. connoisseur

critic, aesthete., expert

202. engaging

interesting, absorbing, fascinating, alluring,inviting, tempting

203.

opaque

murky, cloudy, muddy, hazy, foggy, dull, obtuse

204. hypochondriacal

suffering from hypochondria;chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments

205. gregarious

living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others

206. elegiac

sorrowful, plaintive, mournful, sad, lamenting

207. craven

cowardly, dastardly, recreant,contemptibly timid; pusillanimous. dastardly, fearful, timorous.

208. laggard

lingerer; loiterer,

209. misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

210. credulity

belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete

211. gracious

benign, friendly, favorable, polite. tender, clement, mild, gentle, pleasant; courteous; kindly,affable

212. petulant

irritable, peevish, fretful, pettish, touchy. irascible

213. disdainful

contemptuous, scornful, insolent, jeering,haughty, contumelious.

214. nonchalance

unconcern, indifference, apathy, lukewarmness

215. gloom

dejection, despondency, sadness.

216. diligent

industrious, assiduous, sedulous, energetic, indefatigable, untiring, tireless, unremitting.

217. intermittent

periodic, recurrent, sporadic, broken

218. archetypal

representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

219. gluttony

excessive eating or drinking

220. assortment

a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

221. frailty

delicacy, weakness, fragility.susceptibility, suggestibility. flaw, defect.

222. maladaptive

unable to adjust properly

223. tentative

experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

224. wavelength

the distance between two corresponding parts of a wave

225. infrared

Electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than the red of visible light.

226. uninterrupted

continuous

227. porous

penetrable, pervious, sievelike, riddled.

228. mineral

penetrable, pervious, sievelike, riddled. 228. mineral a naturally formed, inorganic solid with a crystalline

a naturally formed, inorganic solid with a crystalline structure

229.

gorge

inorganic solid with a crystalline structure 229. gorge the passage between the pharynx and the stomach,

the passage between the pharynx and the stomach,

To eat or swallow greedily, glut, cram, fill.devour,bolt, gulp, gobble.

a narrow passage between steep cliffs,defile, ravine, notch, gap,

230. a regard for what is advantageous or politic rather than for what is right

expediency

231. strictly controlled

regimented

232. morally rigorous and strict,rigidly austere

puritanical

233. the rigid observance of rules of convention or etiquette

formality

234. melodious, musical, harmonious, dulcet, sweet. ,tuneful

euphonious

235. plough

furrow

236. autochthonous, aboriginal, natural,native

indigenous

237. cultivate

till,train,refine

238. exotic

foreign, unfamiliar

239. a downward inclination or slope. decline, grade, declivity; slant. decrease, drop, plunge, lessening, contraction, downturn.

descent

derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction. ancestry, parentage, origin.

decent

240. proper

241. antecedent,forefather, forbear, progenitor, primogenitor

ancestor

242. congenital,hereditary,inborn

innate

243. scene, vista, prospect.

panorama

244. great energy, strength, concentration, vehemence

intensity

a high or extreme degree

245. to emit rays, as of light or heat

radiate

to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy

246. clear, pellucid, limpid, crystalline.

transparent

manifest; obvious

247. pertaining to sound or hearing

acoustic

248. to warm by rubbing

chafe

to irritate; annoy, exasperate, vex, trouble, provoke.

249. weaken, reduce, thin, cut

dilute

250. mess, disorder, jumble.

clutter

251. scatter,spread, disseminate; disperse

diffuse

252. melt, defrost, dissolve,fuse

thaw

253. tongue,vernacular,

dialect

jargon,cant, terminology, lingo,

254. pithy, compendious, laconic,terse,

succinct

aerolite

255. meteorite

256. An imaginary line around the middle of the earth

equator

257. strip, pare, skin

peel

258. spring, bud, burgeon, develop,germinate,pullulate,

sprout

domesticate

259. tame

260. obedient, willing, compliant, receptive

docile

261. covered or concealed, muted or unclear,masked; disguised; hidden; obscure

veiled

262. pertaining to heat; producing heat; warm

thermal

263. cautiously, Tactfully, Prudently

discreetly

264. lift, hoist,advance, upgrade, dignify,exalt

elevate

to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level:

265. to furnish with knowledge, teach; train; educate. tutor, coach; drill, discipline; indoctrinate; school,enlighten

instruct

to furnish with orders or directions; direct; order; command,prescribe

266. grant; bestow,award

accord

harmony

267. appraisal; evaluation

assessment

268. mineral,

ore

269. any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

oxide

270. produce,furnish, supply, render, bear

yield

abandon, abdicate, waive, forgo, give in, comply, bow

271. deposit

bank, save, store.

lode, vein, pocket.

272. encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error

heuristic

273. to bring out; to call forth,educe; evoke

elicit

to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question.

274. a female graduate

alumna

275. a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount

aggregate

assemble, amass, accumulate, gather.

276. abundance,profusion,

affluence

277. recompense, remunerate, indemnify, redress, recoup,refund

reimburse

278. defile, pollute, taint, infect, poison, corrupt.

contaminate

279. break,

infringe

disobey,trespass,contravene,breach.offend

280. abolish; cancel; invalidate,nullify; rescind, repeal.

annul

 

to annul a marriage.

281. arbitration

mediation

282. to institute a process in law against to woo or court. beg, petition, plead, pray.

sue

283. prove, confirm, verify, validate.

substantiate

284. pardon,forgive ,excuse,remit,

condone

By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.

285. forbear, desist.

refrain

"Restrain" is a transitive verb: it needs an object. Although "refrain" was once a synonym for "restrain" it is now an intransitive verb: it should not have an object. Here are examples of correct modern usage:

"When I pass the doughnut shop I have to restrain myself" ("myself" is the object). "When I feel like throwing something at my boss, I usually refrain from doing so." You can't refrain yourself or anyone else.

286. bridle, suppress, constrain, restrict, circumscribe, confine, hinder, hamper.

restrain

287. leading position

vanguard

288. The combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials

metabolism

289. plain; clear; obvious,certain, direct, unmistakable.

unequivocal

290. to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine

ascertain

to ascertain the facts.

291. disentangle; unsnarl.

untangle

straighten out or clear up

292. kaleidoscope

untangle straighten out or clear up 292. kaleidoscope a variegated colorful pattern or scene 293. slap,

a variegated colorful pattern or scene

293. slap, cuff, box, hit, sock, wallop.

buffet

294. swing,fluctuate, waver

oscillate

295. eccentric; queer: erratic behavior.

erratic

unpredictable, unstable, capricious

296. growing or living in or on water

aquatic

297. at the back or rear,posterior

hind

298. persevering,dogged.

pertinacious

a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.

299. tending to believe too readily; gullible

credulous

300. rapacious

to believe too readily; gullible credulous 300. rapacious greedy; plundering; avaricious,ravenous, voracious,

greedy; plundering; avaricious,ravenous, voracious, grasping; preying.

301. repress, discourage, obstruct,restrain, hinder, arrest, check suppress, curb

inhibit

prohibit; forbid

302. pout

check suppress, curb inhibit prohibit; forbid 302. pout brood, mope, glower, scowl, sulk. 303. prudent;

brood, mope, glower, scowl, sulk.

303. prudent; circumspect. decorous

discreet

a discreet silence.

304. ecstatic, elevated, enrapt, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, giddy, heady, intoxicated, rapt, rapturous, rhapsodic

elated

305.

sullen

305. sullen black, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive,

black, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), gloomy, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched

306. beguiling, deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, fallacious, false, misleading, deceptive

specious

307. shrewd, canny, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hard-boiled, hardheaded, heady, knowing, savvy, sharp, sharp-witted, smart

astute

308. contemptuousness, despisement, despite, despitefulness, disdain, misprision, contempt

scorn

309. acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, sarcastic, sharp, smart- aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tart

scathing

310. applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pointed, relative, relevant, to the point

pertinent

311. bottomless, boundless, endless, fathomless, horizonless, illimitable, immeasurable, immensurable, indefinite, limitless, measureless, unbounded, infinite, unlimited

unfathomable

belie

312. misrepresent,

Her cruelty belied her kind words.

313. census, tale, count

tally

314.

discard

her kind words. 313. census, tale, count tally 314. discard cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch,

cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unload, dispose of, set aside

315. active, busy, bustling, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, sedulous, tied-up, working

assiduous

316. indigent

sedulous, tied-up, working assiduous 316. indigent beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor,

beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, poor, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty- stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbare

317. harbinger

skint [chiefly British], threadbare 317. harbinger angel, foregoer, forerunner, herald, outrider, precursor

angel, foregoer, forerunner, herald, outrider, precursor

318. severe, authoritarian, flinty, hard, harsh, heavy- handed, ramrod, rigid, rigorous, stern, strict, tough

austere

319. arresting, bodacious, bold, brilliant, catchy, commanding, noticeable, dramatic, emphatic, eye-catching, flamboyant, grabby, kenspeckle [chiefly Scottish], marked, noisy, prominent, pronounced, remarkable, showy, splashy, striking

conspicuous

320. dogged, insistent, patient, persevering, pertinacious, persistent

tenacious

321. antipodal, antipodean, contrary, contradictory, opposite, diametric (or diametrical), polar

antithetical

322. bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, decry, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write off

deprecate

323. behold, catch, descry, see, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witness

discern

324. aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, concise, thumbnail

terse

325. circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, garrulous, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, prolix, rambling, wordy, windy

verbose

326. florid

prolix, rambling, wordy, windy verbose 326. florid bedizened, ornate, fussy, gingerbread, gingerbreaded,

bedizened, ornate, fussy, gingerbread, gingerbreaded, gingerbready, overdecorated, overwrought

327. debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, doubtful, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, suspicious

equivocal

328. cagey (also cagy), disinclined, dubious, indisposed, hesitant (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticent

loath

She was loath to admit her mistakes.

329. audacious, brash, daredevil, madcap, overbold, overconfident, reckless, temerarious

foolhardy

330. bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor- mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write off, dump on

decry

331. blow, brag, bull [slang], crow, gasconade, swagger, vapor, boast

vaunt

332. boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, extroverted (also extraverted), convivial, outgoing, sociable, social

gregarious

333. avoid, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), escape, weasel (out of)

shun

334. backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, introverted, modest, recessive, retiring, self- effacing, sheepish, shy,reclusive

withdrawn

335. armor

effacing, sheepish, shy,reclusive withdrawn 335. armor aegis (also egis), ammunition, defense, buckler, cover,

aegis (also egis), ammunition, defense, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, ward

336. cast-iron, hard, hard-bitten, hardened, inured, hardy, stout, strong, sturdy, tough, toughened, vigorous

rugged

rugged individualism

337. brickle [dialect], crisp, crispy, crumbly, embrittled, flaky (also flakey), friable, short

brittle

338. hollow, dented, depressed, dished, indented, recessed, sunken

concave

339. bulging, cambered, protruding, protrusive, protuberant

convex

340. baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, excessive, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmerciful

inordinate

341. bluntness, candidness, directness, forthrightness, frankness, honesty, openheartedness, openness, outspokenness, plainness, plainspokenness, plumpness, straightforwardness, unguardedness, unreserve, unreservedness

candor

342. agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disturb, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worry

disquiet

343. decadent, decayed, effete, overripe, washed- up,regress

degenerate

344. opportune, seasonable, well-timed

timeliness

345. assumed, evident, apparent, ostensive, presumed, prima facie, putative, reputed, seeming, supposed

ostensible

346. amalgamate, combine, comingle, commingle, commix, composite, concrete, conflate, fuse, homogenize, immingle, immix, incorporate, integrate, interfuse, intermingle, intermix, meld, merge, mingle, mix

blend

347. appetite, hunger, emptiness, famishment, munchies, stomach

belly

348. cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, suspended animation, abeyance, suspension

suspenseful

349. prorogate, prorogue, recess, adjourn

suspend

350. blow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, butcher, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, foul up, botch, goof (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, muff, murder, screw up

fumble

351. cliff-hanger, hair-raiser, suspenser, thriller

nail-biter

352. assorted, miscellaneous, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, kitchen-sink, magpie, mixed, motley, patchwork, piebald, promiscuous, raggle-taggle, ragtag, varied

eclectic

353. disport, amuse, entertain, regale, solace

divert

354. remove the fuse of a bomb; reduce or eliminate a threat

defuse

355. skin-deep, surface

superficial

356. clean, decent, G-rated, chaste, modest, pure, vestal, virgin, virginal

immaculate

357. nacreous, opalescent, pearlescent

iridescent

358. appreciable, apprehensible, detectable, discernible (also discernable), distinguishable, perceptible, sensible

palpable

359. miry, mucky, oozy, slimy, sludgy, slushy make turbid muddy thinking

muddy

360. subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe

overawe

361. barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, savage, heathenish, natural, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, wild

heathen

362. austere, authoritarian, flinty, hard, harsh, heavy-handed, ramrod, rigid, severe, stern, strict, tough

rigorous

363. attentive, considerate, kind, thoughtful

solicitous

I appreciated his solicitous inquiry about my health.

364. rhetorical, flatulent, fustian, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, oratorical, orotund, windy

bombastic

365. soporific

oratorical, orotund, windy bombastic 365. soporific drowsy, narcotic, opiate, sleepy, slumberous (or slumbrous),

drowsy, narcotic, opiate, sleepy, slumberous (or slumbrous), somniferous, somnolent, hypnotic

366. hesitating, uncertain, unsure, indecisive

irresolute

367. dying, at death's door

moribund

368. blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, excuse, whitewash, wink (at)

shrug off

369. blench, cringe, quail, recoil, shrink, squinch, flinch

wince

370. augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, portent, prefiguring, presage, straw in the wind

omen

371. An action taken to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly; to take such destructive action

sabotage

372.

blur

becloud, befog, cloud, fog, muddy, obfuscatebecloud, bedim, befog, blacken, blear, darken, dim, dislimn, fuzz (up), haze, mist, obscure, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, shadow, shroud

373.

corroborate

argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, confirm, substantiate, support, validate, verify, vindicate

374. calumny

aspersing, blackening, calumniation, slander, character assassination, defamation, defaming, libel, libeling (or libelling), maligning, smearing, traducing, vilification, vilifying

375. commensurate

commensurable, proportional, proportionate

376. churlish

boorish, clownish, classless, cloddish, loutish, uncouth

377. castigate

baste, bawl out, berate, call down, scold, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraid

378. chary

alert, cautious, careful, circumspect, conservative, considerate, gingerly, guarded, heedful, safe, wary

379. configuration

architecture, armature, cadre, frame, edifice, fabric, framework, framing, infrastructure, shell, skeleton, structure

380. velocity

celerity, fastness, fleetness, haste, hurry, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, swiftness, speed

381. incorporate

absorb, assimilate, co-opt, embody, integrate

382. couch

articulate, clothe, phrase, express, formulate, put, say, state, word

the comments were couched in strong terms

383. inhibitor

a substance that retards or stops an activity

384. offset

balance, canceler (or canceller), corrective, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, counterbalance

385.

sporadic

aperiodic, casual, catchy, choppy, discontinuous, episodic (also episodical), erratic, intermittent, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, spastic, fitful, spotty, unsteady

386. replenish

refill, restock, refresh, restore

387. interminable

tiresome and long; seemingly endless

388. educe, evoke, inspire, raise

elicit

389. the act of searching for food and provisions

forage

390. break in, chime in, chip in [chiefly British], cut in, interpose, interrupt

intruder

391. compliance, conformity, obedience, subordination

submission

392. to free from or as if from a leash

unleash

to throw, shoot, or set in motion forcefully The editorial unleashed a torrent of angry responses.

393. spotty

unleashed a torrent of angry responses. 393. spotty aperiodic, casual, catchy, choppy, discontinuous, episodic

aperiodic, casual, catchy, choppy, discontinuous, episodic (also episodical), erratic, intermittent, irregular, occasional, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, fitful, unsteady

394. asleep, benumbed, dead, insensitive, numbed, torpid, unfeeling

numb

395. glory, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophy

boast

396. blower, blowhard, boaster, brag, braggadocio, bragger, cockalorum, cracker [chiefly dialect], gascon, gasconader, swaggerer, vaunter

braggart

397. cormorant, gorger, gormandizer, gourmand, hog, overeater, pig, stuffer, swiller

glutton

398. monarch, potentate, ruler, sovereign (also sovran)

autocrat

399. hallowed, holy, inviolable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untouchable

sacred

400. arcane, mysterious, deep, enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable, mystic, occult, uncanny

cryptic

401. drag (out), draw out, elongate, lengthen, outstretch, prolong, extend, stretch

protract

402. turn sharply,break, cut, sheer, veer, yaw, zag, zig

swerve

403. referendum

plebiscite

404. to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar,analogize, compare, bracket, equate, liken,

assimilate

405. absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicate

exculpate

406.

epitaph

A brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone

407. tycoon

baron, captain, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, lord, mogul, monarch, Napoleon, prince, magnate

408. disciple

acolyte, adherent, convert, follower, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votary

409. inverse

reversed, transposed, reverse, converse, inverted;opposite; the opposite

410. digression

straying from main point,aside, tangent, divagation, excursion

411. recuperation

come back, gain, heal, mend, pull round [chiefly British], rally, recoup, recover, convalesce, snap back

412. recidivist

frequent lawbreaker

413. reticent

close, closemouthed, dark, secretive, tight- mouthed, uncommunicative

414. sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

bloody, bloody-minded, homicidal, murdering, murderous, sanguinary, bloodthirsty, sanguineous

415. insufferable

unbearable, insupportable, intolerable, unendurable, unsupportable

416. impertinent

arch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, cocksure, cocky, fresh, nervy, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wise

417. frivolity

facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light- headedness, light-mindedness, lightness, silliness

418. unconscionable

baroque, devilish, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, excessive, undue, unmerciful

419. smear

stain, soil, tarnish, smudge

420. immaterial

of no importance or relevance especially to a law case

bodiless, ethereal, formless, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, spiritual, unbodied, unsubstantial,

421. inflammable

burnable, combustive, fiery, flammable, ignitable (also ignitible), combustible, touchy

422. firebug, arsonist, torch

incendiary

a person who excites factions, quarrels, or sedition : agitator,demagogue (also demagog), exciter, firebrand, fomenter, incendiary, inciter, instigator, kindler, provocateur, rabble-rouser

423. demoralize, emasculate, paralyze, undo, unman, unstring

unnerve

424. abundance, cornucopia, feast, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, superabundance, wealth

plethora

425. compact, crowded, close, jam-packed, packed, serried, thick, tight

dense

426. a small, minor, or trivial detail

minutia

427. sample, representative, type, example

specimen

428. absorption

uptake

429. capable of being dissolved

soluble

answerable, explainable, explicable, resolvable, solvable

430. algid, cold, bitter, bone-chilling, chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, ice-cold, icy, nipping, nippy, numbing, polar, shivery, snappy, wintry (also wintery)

arctic

431. very small, tiny; a lowercase letter

miniscule

432. akin, alike, cognate, comparable, connate, correspondent, corresponding, ditto, like, matching, parallel, resemblant, resembling, similar, such, suchlike

analogous

433. aye (also ay), consistently, constantly, continually, ever, forever, incessantly, always, night and day, perpetually, unfailingly

invariably

434. cut out, displace, displant, relieve, substitute, supersede, replace

supplant

435. cornucopian, fat, fertile, fructuous, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, prolific, rich

fecundity

436. virus

luxuriant, productive, prolific, rich fecundity 436. virus package of nucleic acid wrapped in a protein coat

package of nucleic acid wrapped in a protein coat that must use a host cell's machinery to reproduce itself

437. box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, enclose, envelop, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), house, immure, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)

encase

438. Argus-eyed, attentive, awake, observant, open-eyed, tenty (also tentie) [Scottish], alert, watchful, wide-awake

vigilant

439. adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, harmful, detrimental, evil, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked

deleterious

440. viewing the future with anxiety or alarm,capable of understanding or quick to do so ,having awareness or knowledge of something

apprehensive

441. brash, graceless, ill-advised, imprudent, inadvisable, indelicate, injudicious, tactless, undiplomatic, unwise

ill-advised

442. land, light, perch, roost, settle, touch down

alight

443. make free from germs, make incapable of reproduction

sterilize

444. arid

germs, make incapable of reproduction sterilize 444. arid boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty,

boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind- numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying

445. all the plant life in a particular region

flora

446. baked clay, pottery

ceramic

447. aching, agonized, anguished, bemoaning, bewailing, bitter, deploring, doleful, dolesome, dolorous, funeral, grieving, heartbroken, lamentable, lugubrious, plaintive, plangent, regretful, rueful, sorrowful, sorry, wailing, weeping, mournful

woeful

448. to limit or modify the meaning of

qualify

449. accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, increase, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, wax

mount

450. abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, debase, vitiate, warp

subvert

451. chain, enchain, enfetter, fetter, gyve, handcuff, manacle, pinion, shackle, trammel

bind

452. fruit, get, issue, posterity, offspring, seed, spawn

progeny

Their work is the progeny of many earlier studies.

453. lineage, ancestry

strain

inherited or inherent character, quality, or disposition <a strain of madness in the family>

454. changing or fluctuating readily : variable

versatile

embracing a variety of subjects, fields, or skills

adaptable, all-around (also all-round), protean, universal

455. economical, economizing, provident, scrimping, sparing, thrifty

frugal

456. alcoholism, drunkenness, insobriety, intemperateness

intemperance

457. fickle, changeable, changeful, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, skittish, temperamental, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile

capricious

458. alert, careful, chary, circumspect, conservative, considerate, gingerly, guarded, heedful, safe, wary

cautious

459. aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, exceptional, atypical, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted

anomalous

460. cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, surrender, render, turn in, turn over, yield

relinquish

461. excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, spare, supernumerary, surplus

superfluous

462. ceaseless, continual, continued, continuing, continuous, nonstop, perpetual, running, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted, unremitting

incessant

463. almost, for all practical purposes, being something in effect but not actually computer-generated, but real to the senses

virtual

464. to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of,appease, assuage, conciliate, disarm, gentle, mollify, placate, pacify

propitiate

465. to buy back ,to change for the better, to atone for

redeem

466. candid, disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, fair, impartial, indifferent, just, nonpartisan, objective, square, unbiased, unprejudiced

evenhanded

467. enlighten, educate, illume, illuminate, illumine, inspire, nurture

edify

468. depending on the will or pleasure of another,dependent on uncertain premises :

precarious

dubious, characterized by a lack of security or stability that threatens with danger

469. astute, canny, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hard- boiled, shrewd, heady, knowing, savvy, sharp, sharp-witted, smart

hardheaded

470. burlesque, caricature, do, imitate, mock, mimic, send up, spoof, travesty

parody

471. baroque, byzantine, complicate, complicated, convoluted, daedal, elaborate, complex, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, sophisticated, tangled

intricate

472. administer, apply, enforce, implement

execute

473. wisdom, insight, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience

discernment

474. fiddling, foolish, unimportant, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, nugatory, slight, small, small-fry, trifling, trivial

frivolous

475. plot, compass, connive, conspire, contrive, intrigue, machinate, put up, scheme

collude

476. a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others, substitute

surrogate

477. adversarial, adversary, antagonistic, antipathetic, inhospitable, hostile, jaundiced, mortal, negative, unfriendly, unsympathetic

inimical

478. facilitative

conducive

the claim that the state's long-standing antitax attitude is conducive to entrepreneurship

479. bowdlerize, clean (up), expurgate, launder, red-pencil

censor

His report was heavily censored.

480. to repeat the actions of (an earlier event or incident)

reenact

The group reenacted a famous American Civil War battle.

481. crotchet, curiosity, eccentricity, erraticism, individualism, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quiddity, quip, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, twist

idiosyncrasy

Her habit of using "like" in every sentence was just one of her idiosyncrasies.

482. contradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, deny, reject, repudiate

refute

But for every study that shows acid rain is damaging frogs, another one refutes it.

483. chiefly British variant of skeptic, skeptical, skepticism

sceptic

484. conclude, decide, infer, derive, extrapolate, gather, judge, make out, reason, understand

deduce

I can deduce from the simple observation of your behavior that you're trying to hide something from me

485. to hold or keep in or as if in custody, withhold,restrain

detain

He claimed he had been illegally detained.

486. cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspension

abeyance

487. annihilate, cream, destroy, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, extinguish, nuke, pull down, pulverize, raze, rub out, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, total, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreck

decimate

Budget cuts have decimated public services in small towns.

488. destroy, devastate, ruin, scourge

ravage

the ravages of inflation

489. affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, inclination, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn

penchant

a penchant for sitting by the window and staring moodily off into space

490. disgust, distaste, horror, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion

aversion

They regarded war with aversion.

491. tending or intended to evade : equivocal <evasive answers> elusive, fugitive, slippery

evasive

492. having the same nature, disposition, or tastes ,existing or associated together harmoniously

congenial

sociable, genial <a congenial host>

She moved on, leaving behind the world of politics for the more congenial sphere of the arts

493. brief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, momentary

transitory

the transitory nature of earthly pleasures

494. fixed, hard-and-fast, inflexible, inalterable, incommutable, invariable, unalterable, unchangeable

immutable

the immutable laws of nature

495. endangered, exposed, open, sensitive, subject (to), liable, vulnerable

susceptible

some people are more susceptible to depression during the winter because of reduced exposure to sunlight

496. bullheadedness, doggedness, hardheadedness, obstinacy, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinateness, opinionatedness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pigheadedness, self- opinionatedness, self-will, stubbornness, willfulness

intransigence

497. abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], bear, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]

brook

I will not brook insults from my own employees.

498. allude, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, hint, suggest

intimate

499. abjure, abstain (from), forgo (also forego), keep (from), refrain (from), withhold (from)

forbear

He carefully forbore any mention of her name for fear of upsetting them.

500. emend

amend, debug, correct, rectify, red-pencil, reform, remedy

501. to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely <quash a rebellion>

quash

502. beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, effect, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield

engender

503. abet, brew, ferment, foment, incite, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up)

instigate

504. illiberal, narrow, Lilliputian, little, narrow- minded, parochial, petty, picayune, provincial, sectarian, small, small-minded

insular

505. big, chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, noble, natural, sublime

magnanimous

She was too magnanimous to resent all the things others had said to her.

506. give, contribute, donate, give away, present, volunteer

bestow

The university bestowed on her an honorary degree.

507. forgetfulness, nirvana, obliviousness

oblivion

508. amour propre, bighead, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self- assumption, self-conceit, self- congratulation, self-esteem, self-glory, self- importance, self-love, self-opinion, self- satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, swellheadedness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, complacence

vanity

509. deport, displace, exile, expatriate, banish, transport

relegate

The bill has been relegated to committee for discussion.

510. send, dispatch, pack (off), ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transport

consign

511. amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, awful, eye-opening, fabulous, miraculous, portentous, marvelous, staggering, stunning, stupendous, sublime, surprising, wonderful, wondrous

prodigious

512. astronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, oceanic, pharaonic, planetary, prodigious, super, super-duper, supersize, supersized, titanic, huge, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping

tremendous

513. ample, capacious, spacious, roomy

commodious

514. atomic, bitsy, bitty, infinitesimal, itty-bitty (or itsy-bitsy), little bitty, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), miniature, tiny, minute, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weeny (also weensy),petite,

minuscule

515. fiddling, foolish, frivolous, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, nugatory, slight, small, small-fry, unimportant, trivial

trifling

516. profuse, galore, gushing, lavish, riotous

copious

It was no surprise that spin was more copious than ever during the election campaign.

517. exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparing, meager, stingy

sparse

518. beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, effect, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield

induce

519. allocate, allow, apportion, assign, distribute, lot, allot

ration

520. being in an intermediate position or state : not fully classifiable as one thing or its opposite <a borderline state between waking and sleeping>

borderline

In borderline cases like these, the best course of action is difficult to determine.

521. breed, foster, nourish, nurse, raise, bring up

rear

birds rearing their young

522. ocular, visual, optical

optic

523. to serve as an indication of : betoken <the swollen bellies that denote starvation>

denote

to serve as an arbitrary mark for <red flares denoting danger>

mean, express, import, intend, signify, spell

524. balkiness, contrariness, contumacy, disobedience, frowardness, insubordination, intractability, obstreperousness, rebellion, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, unruliness, waywardness, willfulness

defiance

525. the place where something is situated or occurs : site, location

locus

a center of activity, attention, or concentration <in democracy the locus of power is in the people — H. G. Rickover>

axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, center, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seat

526. divers, multifarious, myriad

manifold

The benefits of this approach are manifold.

527. of or relating to the brain or the intellect

cerebral

a very cerebral jurist who has given much thought to what makes our nation's constitution work

528. to combine or be taken up especially by

bind

chemical action <antibody binds to a specific

antigen>

529. butt, laughingstock, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, target

derision

530. disbelief, nonbelief, unbelief

incredulity

The news of his death was met with expressions of incredulity.

531. accompany, attend, coexist, concur, co- occur, coincide

synchronize

The dancers practiced until they synchronized their movements.

532. clever, facetious, humorous, witty, smart

jocular

533. argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, confirm, substantiate, support, validate, verify, vindicate

corroborative

Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results. Studies that are right will be corroborated by other good studies.

534. approval, blessing, favor, imprimatur, OK

approbation

535. excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, spare, supernumerary, surplus

superfluous

cleared off all the superfluous stuff on his desk to make room for the new computer

536. boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, emergency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, tinderbox, zero hour

exigency

537. a brilliant, sudden, and usually highly successful stroke or act

coup

538. an act of effusing unrestrained expression of words or feelings

effusion

539. commonality, common denominator, similarity, correspondence, parallel, resemblance, similitude

congruity

540. prevent, forestall, head off, help, obviate, preclude, stave off

avert

The diplomatic talks narrowly averted a war.

541. abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, faze, fluster, mortify, embarrass, rattle

nonplus

542. acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, biting, sarcastic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sharp, smart- aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tart

caustic

She wrote a caustic report about the decisions that led to the crisis.

543. baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, frustrate, foil, thwart

discomfit

constant interruptions discomfited her in her attempt to finish the speech, and she finally gave up

544. bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, deceive, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick

delude

545. abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, humble, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, sink, smirch, take down

disgrace

He felt he had disgraced himself by failing at school.

546. to torment or tease by showing something desirable while keeping it out of reach

tantalize

547. to recall from wrong or improper conduct :

reclaim

reform

to make available for human use by changing natural conditions

548. fit for or used for the growing of crops

arable

549. a process or product of growing out <an outgrowth of hair>

outgrowth

consequence, by-product <crime is often an outgrowth of poverty>

550. a person with power to decide a dispute, adjudicator, judge, arbitrator, referee, umpire

arbiter

The mayor will act as the final arbiter in any disputes between board members.

551. damages, fine, forfeiture, mulct, penalty

forfeit

to lose or lose the right to especially by some error, offense, or crime

He forfeited his right to a trial by jury.

552. to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title

divest

dispossess, expropriate, oust

553. kingly, monarchal (or monarchial), princely, queenly, monarchical, royal

regal

554. abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warp

debase

555. dissentient, dissenting, dissident, heterodox, iconoclastic, maverick, nonconformist, nonorthodox, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox

heretical

556. cut out, displace, displant, relieve, substitute, supersede, replace

supplant

old traditions that were fading away and being supplanted by modern ways

557. arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, foremost, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme

preeminent

The poem is a preeminent example of his work.

558. overthrow <topple a dictator>

topple

slip, stumble, fall, trip, tumble

559. destruction of an employer's property (as tools or materials) or the hindering of manufacturing by discontented workers

sabotage

560. bullheadedness, doggedness, hardheadedness, intransigence, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinateness, opinionatedness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, pigheadedness, self-opinionatedness, self-will, stubbornness, willfulness

obstinacy

561. color, elaborate (on), embellish, exaggerate, hyperbolize, magnify, pad, stretch

embroider

562. idleness, laziness, inertia, shiftlessness, sloth

indolence

563. black, dark, evil, immoral, bad, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wrong

iniquitous

impiety

564. an impious act

defilement, desecration, blasphemy, irreverence, profanation, sacrilege

565. champ, stamp, stomp, tramp, tromp

trample

566. cache, stash, stockpile, store

hoard

567. get back, reacquire, recapture, reclaim, re- collect, recoup, regain, repossess, retake, recover

retrieve

568. circumstantial

belonging to, consisting in, or dependent on circumstances <a circumstantial case> <circumstantial factors>

pertinent but not essential : incidental

The evidence is purely circumstantial.

569. dislodge

to force out of a secure or settled position

570. perfunctory

apathetic, casual, complacent, disinterested, incurious, insensible, insouciant, nonchalant, indifferent, pococurante, unconcerned, uncurious, uninterested

571. feign

to give a false appearance of : induce as a false impression <feign death>

act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, sham, simulate, make believe

572. successive

back-to-back, sequent, sequential, straight, succeeding, successional, consecutive

573. pioneer

colonial, colonist, colonizer, homesteader, frontiersman, settler,trailbalazer

574. carnage

bloodbath, butchery, massacre, death, holocaust, slaughter

575. animosity

enmity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, bitterness, gall, grudge, hostility, jaundice, rancor

We put aside our personal animosities so that we could work together.

576. attrition

corrosion, erosion, undermining, waste

Attrition is high among social workers because of the difficult work and poor pay.

577. stiffen

harden, harshen, strengthen, toughen

578. impair

blemish, bloody, break, compromise, crab, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, damage, injure, mar, spoil, vitiate

His memory was so impaired by age that he often forgot where he was.

579. haphazard

aimless, arbitrary, catch-as-catch-can, desultory, erratic, random, helter-skelter, hit-or-miss, scattered, slapdash, stray

We were given a haphazard tour of the city.

580. boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigation, momentum, motivation, provocation, impulse, stimulant, stimulus, yeast

spur

581. detached, disconnected, separate, free, freestanding, single, unattached, unconnected

discrete

582. submit, capitulate, succumb, relent, defer

yield

to be fruitful or productive

These apple trees yield plenty of fruit this year.

583. based on or consisting of reports or observations of usually unscientific observers <anecdotal evidence>

anecdotal

584. cumshaw, bonus, donative, extra, gratuity, gravy, gravy train, lagniappe, perk, perquisite, throw- in, tip

dividend

Profits are distributed to shareholders as dividends.

585. closed book, conundrum, mystery, head- scratcher, mystification, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle, secret

enigma

Despite the enigma of the singularity, the big bang theory is unquestionably one of the most successful ideas in the history of science.

586. adversity, asperity, hardness, hardship, difficulty

rigor

strict precision : exactness <logical rigor> a scholar known for her intellectual rigor

587. ageless, continuing, dateless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, ongoing, abiding, perpetual, timeless, undying

perennial

The problem

is inherent and perennial in any

democracy, but it has been more severe in ours during the past quarter-century because of the near universal denigration of government,

politics and politicians.

588. antecedent, ancestor, daddy, foregoer, forerunner, granddaddy (also grandaddy), precursor, predecessor, prototype

archetype

He is the archetype of a successful businessman.

589. marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections <captious critics>

captious

critical, carping, caviling (or cavilling), faultfinding, hypercritical, judgmental, overcritical, rejective

590. echo, reecho, resonate, resound, sound

reverberate

the sound of thunder reverberated from one end of the mountain pass to the other

591. howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, noise, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar, vociferation

clamor

There is growing clamor for reform.

592. catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, snare, entangle, trap

tangle

was at last tangled in the web of lies that he had told to everyone

593. misfortune, ill, knock, misadventure, mischance, mishap, tragedy

adversity

He showed courage in the face of adversity.

594. abate, deprive, divest, strip

bereave

news of a death in the family bereaved them of the unmitigated joy that normally prevails at a wedding

595. dramatic, hammy, histrionic, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey)

theatrical

a politician who has a highly theatrical manner of speaking

gravity

596. earnest, graveness, earnestness, intentness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness, staidness

the hospital waiting room was filled with the kind of gravity that inevitably accompanies worry

597. balance; especially : to hold or carry in equilibrium <carried a water jar poised on her head>

poise

to put into readiness :brace, forearm, nerve, fortify, psych (up), ready, steel, strengthen

598. blackjack, bogart, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cow, hector, mau-mau, strong-arm, pick on

intimidate

He tries to intimidate his opponents.

599. check, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, conform, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tally

accord

He was accorded certain favors because of his age.

600.

encourage

to give help or patronage to : foster <government grants designed to encourage conservation>

601. forestall

avert, prevent, head off, help, obviate, preclude, stave off

He forestalled critics by offering a defense of the project.

602. disregard

despise, scorn, flout

Some students completely disregard the rules of the school.

603. whimsy

bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whim (also whimsey)

604. elucidate

clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, explain, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddle

colored charts that really help to elucidate the points made in the text

605. elusive

hard to comprehend or define,evasive, fugitive, slippery

The truth may prove elusive.

606. apparition

ghost, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith

607. amalgam

admixture, alloy, blend, amalgamation, cocktail, combination, composite, compound, conflation, emulsion, fusion, intermixture, meld, mix, mixture, synthesis

a church that is an amalgam of traditional and modern architectural styles

608. stratagem

an artifice or trick in war for deceiving and outwitting the enemy

artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, scheme, shenanigan, sleight, trick, wile

609. appropriation

allocation, allotment, annuity, entitlement, grant, subsidy, subvention

The economy has been weakened by the appropriation of the country's resources by corrupt officials.

610. changeover, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transformation

conversion

The company is undergoing a conversion to a new computer system.

611. aching, agonized, anguished, bemoaning, bewailing, bitter, deploring, doleful, dolesome, dolorous, funeral, grieving, heartbroken, lamentable, lugubrious, plaintive, plangent, regretful, mournful, sorrowful, sorry, wailing, weeping, woeful

rueful

612. revengeful, vengeful

vindictive

613. redress, requite, retaliate, revenge, venge [archaic], get even (for)

avenge

The brothers vowed to avenge the death of their father.

614. assort, break down, categorize, class, classify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, type

codify

615. demonstrate, prove, show, establish

substantiate

616. ancient, primal, early, primitive, primordial

primeval

primeval forests slowly disappearing as the climate changed

617. deflection, departure, detour, divergence, divagation, divergency, diversion

deviation

Having juice instead of coffee was a deviation from his usual routine.

618. hieroglyph

was a deviation from his usual routine. 618. hieroglyph a writing system using picture symbols 619.

a writing system using picture symbols

619. enclosed or nearly enclosed by land <a landlocked country>

landlocked

620. furtive, shady, shifty, sneaky, sly, sneaking, stealthy

slippery

Fish are slippery to hold.

621. adore, deify, glorify, worship, reverence, venerate

revere

The family reveres old traditions.

622. to criticize with harsh language, verbally

revile

abuse,vituperate,rail

623. bait, hassle, haze, heckle, needle, ride, tease

taunt

taunted the newly arrived immigrants about their broken English

624. choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, irritable, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy,

peevish

waspish

625. aw-shucks, dewy, dewy-eyed, green, ingenuous, innocent, naïf (or naif), primitive, simple, simpleminded, uncritical, unknowing, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, naive, wide-eyed

unworldly

626. pass easily, succeed

sail

through

627. booby trap, catch, catch-22, gimmick, gotcha, hitch, joker, land mine, snag

pitfall

628. weaken, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste

debilitate

The virus debilitates the body's immune system.

629. burden, cargo, draft, load, haul, lading, loading, payload, weight

freight

630. baroque, devilish, excessive, extravagant, extreme, fancy, immoderate, inordinate, insane, intolerable, lavish, overdue, overextravagant, overmuch, overweening, plethoric, steep, stiff, towering, unconscionable, undue, unmerciful

exorbitant

d

They were charged exorbitant rates for phone calls.

631. the action or process of detaching : separation

detachment

disinterest, disinterestedness, equity, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality, justice, neutralism, neutrality, nonpartisanship, objectiveness, objectivity

632. obstinate, adamantine, bullheaded, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, hard-nosed, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inconvincible, inflexible, intransigent, mulish, obdurate, opinionated, ossified, pat, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, self- opinionated, self-willed, stiff-necked, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)

adamant

We've tried to talk him into coming with us, but he's adamant about staying here.

633. to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship

exonerate

absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, vindicate

634. cognizance, familiarity

acquaintance

He seemed cold at first, but on closer acquaintance I realized that he was just shy.

635. heck, chink, cleft, cranny, crevice, fissure, crack, split

rift

636. aborning, budding, inceptive, inchoate, nascent

incipient

The project is still in its incipient stages.

637. avert, forestall, head off, help, prevent, preclude, stave off

obviate

The new medical treatment obviates the need for surgery.

638. dishonor, opprobrium, reflection, disgrace, scandal

reproach

Accusations and reproaches from both parties made it difficult to pursue discussions.

639. beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, effect, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield

prompt

to serve as the inciting cause of <evidence prompting an investigation>

640. a sudden attack of illness, faintness, or nausea

qualm

a feeling of uneasiness about a point especially of conscience or propriety

641.

monotony

humdrum, monotone, monotonousness, sameness

The brief storm was a relief from the monotony of the hot summer afternoon.

642. octogenarian

someone whose age is in the eighties

643. savor

to have experience of : taste to delight in : enjoy <savoring the moment> The team is still savoring its victory.

644. inure

to accustom to accept something undesirable <children inured to violence>

to become of advantage <policies that inure to the benefit of employees>

645. condescension

voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in relations with an inferior

646. ovation

acclamation, cheer, cheering, applause, plaudit(s), rave(s), réclame

647. extrapolate

conclude, decide, deduce, derive, infer, gather, judge, make out, reason, understand

With such a small study it is impossible to extrapolate accurately.

648. waggish

arch, devilish, elvish, espiègle, impish, knavish, leprechaunish, pixie (also pixy), pixieish, prankish, puckish, rascally, roguish, scampish, sly, tricksy, mischievous, wicked

649. cryogenic

of or relating to the production of very low temperatures

650. forebode

foretell, portend

augur, bode (also forbode), promise

651. disarray

chance-medley, confusion, disarrangement, chaos, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, shambles, snake pit, tumble, welter

652. jeopardy

distress, endangerment, harm's way, imperilment, danger, peril, risk, trouble

653. moratorium

cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, abeyance, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspension

The treaty calls for a nuclear testing moratorium.

654.

plethora

abundance, cornucopia, feast, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, superabundance, wealth

A plethora of books have been written on the subject.

655.

inoffensive

anodyne, benign, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, harmless, safe, white

656. imperturbable

unflappable, nerveless, unshakable

the chef was absolutely imperturbable— even when the kitchen caught on fire

657. bespeak

indicate, signify <her performance bespeaks considerable practice>

Her newest album bespeaks a great talent for writing songs.

658. chivalrous

big, noble, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, natural, sublime

659. dilute

cut, adulterate, extend, lace, sophisticate, thin, water down, weaken

diluting the quality of our products

660. contrived

having an unnatural or false appearance or quality : artificial, labored <a contrived plot>

affected, assumed, bogus, artificial, factitious, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnatural

661. clumsy

lacking dexterity, nimbleness, or grace <clumsy fingers>

awkward, butterfingered, cack-handed [British], graceless, ham-fisted, ham- handed, handless, heavy-handed, left- handed, maladroit, unhandy, all thumbs

662. ludicrous

amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity

antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, humorous, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, funny, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious

663. premeditated

characterized by fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning <premeditated murder>

664. bespeak, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, display, show, expose, give away, manifest, reveal

evince

She evinced an interest in art at an early age.

665. crow, delight, exuberate, glory, jubilate, joy, kvell, exult, triumph

rejoice

We all rejoiced over our friend's good luck.

666. blat, blurt (out), bolt, cry (out), ejaculate

exclaim

The children exclaimed with wonder when they saw the elephant.

667. (1) : a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost (2) : the smallest quantity or trace

vestige

echo, ghost, relic, shadow, trace

668. acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, conform, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, shape, suit, adapt

tailor

I had my suit tailored.

669. adequately satisfactory : acceptable, fair <a tidy solution to their problem>

tidy

methodical, precise <a tidy mind>

antiseptic, bandbox, crisp, groomed, kempt, orderly, picked up, prim, shipshape, smug, snug, tidied, neat, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomed

670. disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior <an assertive leader>

assertive

If you want people to listen to your opinions, you'll need to learn to be more assertive.

ambitious, aggressive, enterprising, fierce, go- getting, high-pressure, in-your-face, militant, pushy, self-asserting, self-assertive

671. to bring together : fuse

conflate

confuse, confound, mistake, mix (up)

be careful not to conflate gossip with real news

672. irritate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark [British], nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, vex

aggravate

They're afraid that we might aggravate an already bad situation.