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GRE VERBAL

MADE EASY

(MAMA EASY)

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PREFACE

This “made easy” has been prepared to meet the requirements of those

GRE aspirants, who find it very difficult to learn isolated(unrelated) words. It is true that

its very tough to learn isolated words. This guide might help you to prepare in easier way

by using groups of “related” words. I prepared this to meet my own requirements during

my preparation for the GRE on sep 6, 2002. My friend Balaji.R has played an EQUAL

role in preparing this file. It is with his full consent that I am uploading this file on the

net. This file is a result of our hard work for 47 days(Jun 01 2002 to July 17 2002)..This

guide has helped me a lot. So I thought it “might” help others as well. Thats why I am

uploading this. BTW, for those of you who are curious to know, My GRE score is 2200

(V-690, A-710, Q-800).

Thanks goes to Prof.James of datamatics coaching centre, Chennai. Because, this file is

actually a soft copy of what he teaches in class(Of course, its NOT my work. I only

typed out whatever prof.James spoke.. Thats all). I know that there are some inadvertent

mistakes in this file. Kindly excuse me for that.

HOW TO USE THIS FILE:

1) First of all, if you are a datamatics student this file might be extremely useful. For

others, it might be helpful, only if you are prepared to work very hard.

2) Please get a hard copy of this file. Print it out. Get it hard bound.(Thats what I

did). This helps because you can write some sentences formed by you in the blank

space. Do some scratch work. Underline. That means you are actively working

with the words. It really helps. With soft copy you cannot do these things. Hope

you understand what I mean. You can skip this preface(while you print) if you

want. ☺

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3) This might be very difficult. Speak out each word group loudly and record it in
your PC as MP3. Well I did do it. This helps you to hear these words(by playing
these in winamp) even when you are not actually studying.(Like when you are
bathing, relaxing, reading newspaper, chatting with friends). This is helpful.
Because, your subconscious is listening to these words. You may not be
“consciously” listening. (Psychology guys, kindly excuse me if I am wrong here.
But I think I am right here.) Besides, using the same method for learning barron’s
also helps. But please kindly understand this is only my opinion and not
necessarily the best way to learn words. In fact, this is not “The” best way. The
best way is as stated in Barron, “read extensively in a variety of fields”. For those
of us “mortals” (Read “Non IIT-ians”) , who cannot do that, I think this way
might be helpful.
DISCLAIMER:

I sincerely hope I have helped people at least in a small way by preparing this file. Even

as I say so, I remain as circumspect as ever. Though this file is the result of my work, I

strongly maintain that I am not responsible for any mistake (whatsoever) found in this

file. But I earnestly request the person who finds the mistake to kindly point it out to me.

Any person with any doubt may feel free to mail me at skmv_gre@yahoo.com

.Or mail to this group. Mailing to the group is preferable because it might be read by

others and help them as well.-☺ But please note here that I might take some time to

reply. Please excuse me. I sincerely hope this helps. Bye.

S.K.M.Varadhan

P.S. For those of you who are cursing me for not uploading the MS word (“.doc”) file,

one little info. The MS word (“.doc”) file “size” is more than what one floppy can hold.

Since I access internet from net café, I am unable to transport it. I have to split, un-split

and go through a lot of hell to do it. Hence, I am sorry. I cannot help it. ☺

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SYNONYMS ANTONYMS NOTES

WORD
1,abate Allay Aggravate
Alleviate Worsen
Mitigate Deteriorate
Ameliorate
Lessen
Reduce
Slacken
Assuage
Diminish

2,abase Humiliate Uplift


Degrade Edify
Demean Ennobling
Debase Elevated
Lower Exalt

3,abash Disconcert Equanimity


Discomfiture Composure
Mortify Poise(mental
Embarrass balance)
Vexed

4,abdicate Relinquish Seize


Renounce Besiege(to try
(Technical term) (Depose) for a long time)
Done under compulsion Usurp

5, abet Complicity Unhelpful


Indirect assistance Aloof
Illegal, unlawful aid Hinder
Discourage

6,abeyance Suspended temporarily


Put in cold storage
Shelved

7,abhor Strong dislike Love


Hatred Like
Loathe Approve
Detest
Abominate(very strong)
Aversion(mild)
Hate
Abhor
Odious

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8,abject Misery Affluence
Poverty Opulence
Penury Lucre
Impoverished Mammon
Indigence Nouveau riche
Impecunious Purloin
Pauper
Destitution
Privation
SECONDARY:
Servile(like that of slaves)
Grovel
Fawn
Obsequious
Cringing

9,abjuration(or)abjure Renounce on oath


Relinquish(very strong word)

10,abnegate Deny pleasures of life Aristocrat


Ascetic(person who practice self denial-
Pain living-disciplined)
Spartan
Austere(person who is strict in manner)

11,abominate Strong dislike Love


Hatred Like
Loathe approve
Detest
Abominate(very strong)
Aversion(mild)
Hate
Abhor
Odious

12,abrade Scrape
Scrimp
Scrunch **

13,abnegation Deny pleasures of life Aristocrat


Ascetic(person who practice self denial-
Pain living-disciplined)
Spartan
Austere(person who is strict in manner)

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14,abridge Concise Elaborate
Synopsis (of an epic) Exemplify
Conspectus Expatiate
Compendium Expound
Gist (of a book) Magnify
Abstract (of a thesis)
Condensed
Epitome
Crux(the most important point)
Compress
Shorten

15,abrogate Repeal (in Parliament) Retain status


Rescind (Superior --- Inferior) quo
Quash (Judges)
Revoke(Suspension, appointment)
Countermand (an election)
Cancel
Abolish
Annul, Invalidate
Nullify

16,absorbed Assimilate
Imbibe
SECONDARY:
incorporate
engrossed
interested

17,absolve Shrive Arraign


Shriven Indict
Exculpate Inculpate
Exonerate Impeach
Vindicate Convict
Acquit Prosecute
Pardon
Amnesty
Condone

18,abstinence Keeping away from food and drink Indulgence,


Abstemious sybaritic
Celibate
Temperate

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19,abstruse Confound Clear
Unfathomable manifest
Recondite ostensible
Profound, Arcane
Incomprehensible
Not understandable

20,accolade Prize
Award
Honor

21,accoutre Array
Equip
Dress
(Uniform)
Nursewhite
PoliceKhaki

22,accrue Interest
Proceeds
Results

23,acerbity Biting Mild


Stinging Polite
Caustic Equanimity
Acerbic
Acidulous
Vitriolic
Trenchant(very strong)
Acidic
Waspish

24,acidulous Biting Mild


Stinging Polite
Caustic Equanimity
Acerbic
Acidulous
Vitriolic
Trenchant(very strong)
Acidic
Waspish

25,acme Pinnacle Nadir


Zenith Lowest point
Highest point
Apex
Summit

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26,acolyte Religious follower
Lackey
Flunky
Sycophant
Flatterer
Toady
Stooge
Parasitic
Minion
(Valet, Footman)

27,acquiesce Accept passively Reject


Comply Deny
Accede Refuse
Agree repudiate
Assent

28,acrid Pungent
Acidic
Vinegary

29,actuate Impel Arrest


Motivate Stop
Thwart
Hinder
Prevent

30,acumen Mental keenness


Shrewd
Astute, Clever
Skillful, Perspicacious
Sophisticated(mild)
Expertise
Exceptionally gifted

31,adage Adage Platitude,


Proverb Truism
Dictum Banal, Trite
Saw Inane,
Maxim Quotidian
Homily Cliché,
Apothegm(Apophthegm- Br) Hackneyed
Epigram
Aphorism
Pithy
Sententious
Precept

32,addendum Addition
Accessory
(Adjunct), Appendix
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33,adduce Infer
Quote
Suggest
Put forth

34,adjure To urge solemnly Order


Beg Command
Beseech
Implore, Obtest
Adjure
Entreaty
Importunate
Supplication
(Genuflection, Exhort, Hortatory)

35,admonish Scold
Chide
Upbraid
Reproach
Reprove
Admonish (UK)
Censure
Rebuke
Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate, Berate
Objurgate
Admonish (US)
Chastise
Castigate

36,adroit Skillfully Clumsy


Deft Maladroit
Adept Awkward
Adroit Gauche
Dexterously
Ambidextrous
Shrewd
Clever
Expert
Ingenious (Southpaw)

37,adulation High praise


Adoration

38,adumbrate Umbrella like thing


Canopy
Cove

39,adventitious Accidental
Fortuitous , Supervene
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40,affable Cultured Boorish
Warm Bucolic
Refined Churlish
Urbane Curt
Genial Rude
Congenial Vulgar
Polished
Civil
Suave
Cordial
Friendly
Amiable

41,affection Liking Pretense


Love Feign
Regard Act
Kindness
Tenderness
Fondness
Affectionate

42,affront Affront Polite


Insult, Rebuke Civil
Umbrage Culture
Outrage Refine
Suave
Compliment
Flatter

43,aggrandise Unlawful acquisition of Wealth


Lucre
Mammon
Avarice
Pelf, Nouveau Riche, Parvenu

44,agile Nimble Slow


Fleet footed Sluggish
Alacrity, Celerity Tardy
Sprite, Sprightly Slothful
Spry Lazy
Verve, Vivacity, pep & bounce (women) Lackadaisical

45,allay Reduce
Allay (of pain)
lighten
Lessen

46,alleviate Reduce
Lessen (Sufferings)

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47,altercate Quarrel Composure
Tiff Poise
Bicker
Squabble
Wrangler
Jangler
Altercate
Altercation
Contentious
Disputations
Litigious
Logomachy
Spat

48,altruistic Selfless person Selfish


unselfish Egoist
Philanthropic Egotistic
Like for humanity
Gracious, Humane, Kind
Benevolent, Benign

49,ambidexterous Skillful use Of both hands Awkward


Dexterous Gauche
Skillful Gaucherie
Deft Clumsy
Adept Maladroit
Clever
Southpaw(left hand)
Sinister

50,ambiguous Equivocation(deliberate) Precise


Palter Concise
Ambivalent Pointed

51,ameliorate Improve Worsen


Better Deteriorate
Promote Aggravate
Raise
Advance

52,analect Epitome
Essence
Crux
Quintessence

53,analeptic Tonic giving strength and vitality Enervated


Strength Effete
Elixir Emaciate
Invigorating
Rejuvenating

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54,anathema Curse from church
Ex-communication
Gods curse by pope
Imprecation
Malediction
Interdiction
Proscribe
Outlawry, ban

55,anchorite Recluse Gregarious


Hermit Social
Anchoret
anchorite
Solitary
Eremite

56,anile Senile (men)


Anile (women)
Dotard
Dotage
Decrepitude
Enfeebled mentally

57,animadversion Strong censure


Strong criticism
Zoilean*
Hypercritical
Deplore

58,animosity Ill-will Friendly


hatred
rancor
animus
acrimonious
bitterness
hostility
inimical

59,anneal Transition from liquid state to solid state –


Metals
People attaining a strong position in
society from a bad one.

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60,annul Repeal (in Parliament)
Rescind (Superior --- Inferior)
Quash (Judges)
Revoke(Suspension, appointment)
Countermand (an election)
Cancel
Abolish, Abrogate
Annul, Invalidate
Nullify

61,anodyne Pain Reliever Stimulate


Analgesic rejuvenate
Lenitive
Palliative
Narcotic
Sedative
Soporific
Somnific *
Emollient
Demulcent
Balm -Gilead
Opium, Opiate

62,anomalous Minor discrepancy


Irregular

63,antediluvian Primitive
Ancient time
Antiquated
Anachronism(US)

64,apathy Indifferent Pity


nonchalant Empathy
Insouciance Sympathy
Apathetic Care
Callous Concern
Ruthless Compassion
Heartless Solicitude
Merciless Clemency
Commiseration

65,ape Troglodyte
Simian->gorilla
Imitating(v), mock(v)

66,aplomb Confident Diffident


Self assurance Nervous
In total Control Unsure
Self-possession

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67,apocalyptic Prophet of doom
Seer
Oracular
Delphic
Epiphany
Sibylline
mystical
visionary

68,apocryphal False Truthful


Mendacious Canonical
Mendacity Authentic
unauthentic Factual
Apocryphal Veracity,
Fictitious Veracious
Uncanonical * Verisimilitude
Mythical Straight from
Legendary horses’ mouth

69,apodictic Beyond doubt Solipsism


Unquestionable
Demonstrated
Proved
Indubitable
empirical
Axiom-self evident truth
Incontrovertible

70,apollyon Satan Humane


Lucifer Kind
apollyon Benign ,
Arch-fiend Benevolent
Devil Angelic,
Belial Cherubic,
Baal Seraphic
Beelzebub Altruistic
Moloch
Mammon
Mephistopheles
Caliban *
Diabolic, Satanic, Fiendish

71,apostasy or apostate Give up religious beliefs Loyalty


Recreant, Renegade Allegiance
Apostate fidelity(spouse)
Fugitive fealty
SECONDARY:
Non- conformist, Recusant
Heretic
maverick
Iconoclast, deserter, Turncoat
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72,apothegm Proverb Platitude,
Dictum Truism
Adage Banal, Trite
Saw Inane,
Maxim Quotidian
Homily Cliché,
Apothegm Hackneyed
Aphorism
Epigram
Pithy
Sententious
Precept
Gnome, Byword

73,arraign Arraign Absolve


Indict Shrive
Inculpate shriven
Impeach Exculpate
Prosecute Exonerated
Convict Vindicated-
justify(sec
meaning)
Acquit
Pardon
Condone
Amnesty

74, arrant Unscrupulous Rascal Probity


Scoundrel Integrity
Knaves
Scamp, Scullion
Complete, total, consummate (-)

75,arrogate Usurp
Overthrow
Take position unlawfully
Changeling -False child
Imposter
Supplant
Assert

76,asinine Silly, Foolish, Stupid, Obtuse Wise


Bovine, Asinine Clever
Fatuous, Doltish Sapient
Nit-wit, Ninny sagacious
Nincompoop, Numskull astute
Dullard, Dunce skillful
Blockhead, Dunderhead
Demented, imbecile
Moronic, Cretin, Idiot

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77,aspersion Revile Praise
Malign Laud
Slur
Aspersion

78,assay To attempt
Evaluate
Test

79,assiduous Industrious Lazy


Hard working Slothful
Diligent Sluggish
Assiduous Indolent
Sedulous(am+)( br -) Lethargic
SECONDARY:
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Perseverance
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

80,assuage Console Provoke


Soothing Needle(US)
Grief Incite
Mitigate Instigate
Soften
Mollify
Placate
Pacify
Appease
Propitiate

81,attenuate Make thin or Slender


Rarify
Diminish

82,audacious Bold Meek


Daring, Impudent Timid
Impertinent, Reckless Timorous
Courageous, Dauntless Cowardly
Venturesome, Fearless, Intrepid Cowardice
Brave, Valiant, Valorous Dastardly
Adventurous, Plucky Craven
Gutsy, Spunky Poltroon(rank
Foolhardy coward)
Pusillanimous

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83,augment (+ve) Increase Resources
Aggrandize (-ve)

84,aver Assert
(US) Declare
Pronounce
Opine(US)
Affirm
State

85,babel Pandemonium Cosmos


Anarchy Order
Confusion Harmony
Chaos Understand
Din
Tumult , Noise
Bedlam
Hubbub

86,badger Pester
Harass
Annoying
Vexation
Baiting(stronger)
Torment, Torture

87,badinage Clown, Buffoon Serious


merry-andrew Grave
Harlequinade Sober
Droll
drollery
Persiflage, Badinage
Raillery
Banter
SECONDARY:
Twit & Taunt
Tease, Mock, Challenge & joke

88,banter Joke
Drollery
Raillery

89,barb Thorny
Anything that pricks
Stinging
Laceration
Prickly

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90,bashful Young women who are shy Bold
Shy(both men and women) Aggressive
Coy(women) Froward*
Demure(young maidens who are very shy)
Meek, timid, timorous

91,bask Take the warmth of the VIP parent


luxuriantly
reposing
dallying
enjoying
lounging
enjoy the sun

92,baste Physical beating


Clobber
Pommel
Pound
Baste
Beat
Thrash
Lambaste
Bludgeon
Cudgel

93,bastinado Physical beating


Thrashing
Clobber
Pommel
Pound
Baste
Beat
Thrash
Lambaste
Bludgeon
Cudgel

94,bastion Impregnable
Fortification
Entrenchment
Unconquerable
Forte
Defense

95,bate Lessening your breath


Holding your breath

96,bathos Anticlimax

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97,bawdy Vulgar talk in sex Virtuous
Concupiscent-church word, Carnal Pure
Prurient Chaste
Ribald Vestal
Smutty, Bawdy(jokes) Continence
Risqué, Lewd Celibate
Salacious
Lascivious, Lecherous
Licentious, Libidinous
Lickerish, Lubricous
Dissolute
Depravity(dissipated)
Debauch
Profligate
Philanderer
Libertine
Rake
Roué
Lothario
Casanova
Don Juan
Satyr
Women:
siren
seductress
wanton
Voluptuary
rant
nymphomaniac
fan-fatalle:
Circe the enchantress
lamia the vampire
medusa the gorgon

98,batter Pommel
Clobber
Pound
Batter
Thrash
Beat
Flog
Baste
Lambaste
Cudgel
Bludgeon

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99,bay Sound made by a hound
Bark of dog, Bay of a hound
at some distance
hounds are after you

100,beadle (Church word)


Church servitor
apparitor *, Summoner *
Sexton-Protestant church
One who Serves the priest
pardoner

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101,beatitude Highest form of Spiritual happiness
Bliss
Ecstasy
Rapturous
Happiness
Holy joy
Pleasure

102,bedlam Mad-house Harmony


Irrational Cosmos
Confusion, Chaos, Disorder
Pandemonium
Maniacal
Anarchy
Lunatic asylum

103,bedizen Over adorned, over-decorative Somber


outlandish Sober
garish, tawdry Plain
dowdy
Meretricious
Bizarre, Gaudy

104,begrime Main Meanings: Praise


Damage a Man’s reputation Commend
Besmirch
Besmear, Bemire
Begrime
Sully
Tarnish
Stigmatize
Related word groups:
Calumny Group of words
Disparage Group of words
Revile Group of words

105,beguile Cheat Honest


Dupe Upright
Gull Truthful
Cozen Integrity
Hood wink(milder) Probity
Defraud
Deceive

106,behest Order
Decree
Command
Bidding
Injunction, Mandatory

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107,behove Suitable
Proper, Propriety
Decorous

108,belabour Verbal assault(US)


Physical assault(UK)
Pommel
Pound
Cudgel

109,belated Delayed Punctual


Postponed
Defer
Procrastinate (peripheral)

110,belaud High praise


Praise -Approbation
Applaud -Plaudits
Commend -Commendation
Laud, Belaud* -Laudation
Extol -Encomium
Eulogize -Eulogy
Paean
Panegyric
Doxology

111,beldam(UK) Vicious old women Lady


Harridan
crone
Witch
Hag
Vixen (Middle aged)
Termagant, Shrew (Young)
Virago
Xantippe
Jezebel

112,bel espirit Witty person


Bonhomie

113,belial Satan Humane


Apollyon Kind
Lucifer Benign
Archfiend Benevolent
Belial, Beelzebub, Baal Philanthropic
Moloch, Mammon, Mephistopheles Angelic
Caliban Cherubic
Seraphic

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114,bellicose Pugnacious Pacifist
Belligerent
Jingoism
Warmongering
Saber-Rattling

115,bemire Damage a Man’s reputation


Besmirch
Besmear, Bemire
Begrime
Sully
Tarnish
Stigmatize

116,bemused Confused
confounded
perplexed
Puzzled
Baffled
Nonplused
Flabbergasted
Bamboozled, Mystify
Stymied
Stultified
Stupefied
Flummoxed

117,benign Benevolent Wicked


Kind Malevolent

118,berate Scold
Chide
Upbraid
Reproach
Reprove
Admonish(UK)
Censure
Rebuke
Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate
Berate
Objurgate, Admonish(US)
Chastise
Castigate

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119,besot Intoxicated
Enchanted
Come under some body’s spell
(Inebriated)
(Crapulous)

120,bevy Group of Pretty girls –Collective noun


covey of witches(UK)
covey of pretty girls(US)
bevy of pretty girls(UK)

121,bewitch Put under a Spell Repulsive


(of Beauty) Enchanted
Enthrall
Ensnare
Entrap, Bewitch
Intoxicated
Besot

122,bias Lean
Slant
Inclination
Bent
Flair
Predilection
Penchant (+)
Proclivity (-)
Propensity

123,bibulous Dipsomaniac Teetotaler


(of Alcoholics) Crapulous
Toper
Tippler
Sloshed
Sozzled
Sot
Inebriated
Alcoholic
Guzzler
Quaffer

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124,bicker Quarrel
Tiff
Bicker
Squabble
Wrangler
Jangler
Altercate
Altercation
Contentious
Disputations
Litigious
Logomachy
Spat

125,bigot Extremist when it comes to religious Catholic


intolerance Cosmopolitan
Zealot Broadminded
Fanatic Secular
Fundamentalist Tolerant
Bigot Eclectic
Puritan
Pharisaical
Humbug
Hypocrisy

126, Billet (v) Humble position


Just enough salary to keep one alive
Soldiers’ lodge
Billet-Doux (Love letter)

127,blanch White with fear Ruddy


Bleach (US) Rosette
Etiolate (US) Robust
Blood Draining from face with fear
Horrendous
Blench

128,bland Non-Spicy Expressiveness


Harmless & Non-Irritant
Mild & Gentle

129,blandishment Compliment
Flattery of sorts
Gifts
Blarney
Cajole, Coax, Wheedle

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130,blarney Flatter
Adulation
Gammon
See also 129 Blandishment

131,blase No longer needed


Surfeited
Satiated, Sated, Satiety
Cloyed
Otiose
Redundant & Superfluous
Hackneyed
Excessive

132,blatant Loud & Clear


Canard (When a nation lies)

133,blench Shaking in fear


Cowered in fear
Tremble in fear
Blanch in fear
Quiver, Waver, Shake
Trepidation

134,blithe Angelic Spirits(UK)


Lively (US)
Buoyant, Animated
Vivacity (Women)
Pep & Bounce (Women)
Cheerful
Gay
Sprightly
Elated
Verve (US) (Women)

135,bludgeon Cudgel
Clobber
Pound
Pommel
Baste
Lambaste

136,bombastic Pompous Language Direct


High Sounding Simple
Flowery Plain
Turgid Lucid
Euphuistic
Johnsonian

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137,bonhomie Witty
Good humor
(Of older men) Sociable & Friendly
Jolly & Bel esprit

138,boor Uncultured Cultured


Crude Warm
Rude Refined
Vulgar Urbane
Churlish Genial,
Rustic, Bucolic Congenial
Bumpkin Polished
Curt, Brusque, Bumptious Civil
Abrasive, brash Suave
Uncouth Friendly
Cordial
Amiable

139,bosh Pure nonsense Cogent


Prate, Prattle Coherent
Gibber, Gibberish Logical
Jabber, Jabberwocky Rational
Tattle, Babble, Twaddle
Palaver talk
Balderdash
Jargon
Bosh

140,bounden Obligated Volitional


Trussed Voluntary
Shackle
Manacle
Bonded
Fetters
Feign

141,bounty Munificence Mean


Largesse Unkind
Bountiful
Generous
magnanimous
Extravagant & Lavish

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142,bourgeoisie Trades folk, Aristocrat
(Fr) Trades people Blue Blooded
(Special Word) Merchant Class (UK) Patrician
Vaisyas (Ind) Scion
Hot polloi Mandarin
Rabble Noblesse-
Canaille Oblige
Lumpkin
Groundling
Plebian
Publican
Yokel
Common man

143,bovine Silly Intelligence


Foolish Perspicacity
Stupid Wise
Obtuse Clever
Bovine Sapient
Asinine sagacious
Fatuous astute
Doltish
Nit-wit
Ninny
Nincompoop
Numskull
Dullard
Dunce
Blockhead
Dunderhead
Demented
imbecile
Moronic
Cretin
Idiot

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144,brag Brag Humble
Boast Humility
Vaunt Modest
Gloat Meek
Swagger Timid
Thrasonical Timorous
Gasconade
Rodomontade
Cock-a-hoop
Roisterer
Blusterer
Vainglorious
Braggart, Braggadocio &Swaggerer

145,brash Hasty
Rash
Impetuous
Bumptious
Tactless
Brusque
Abrasive
Rude
Reckless

146,brevity In a nutshell Circumlocutive


Concise Lengthy
Shortness Magnified
Tersely Prolixity
Succinct Verbiage
Brevity Verbosity

147,brigand Highwaymen
Marauder
Foot-pad
Mountebank
Dacoit (Ind)

148,broach Approach
Begin
Introduce a topic or a person

149,bromidic Dull & Uninteresting Exhilarating


Barren Stimulating
Dry Interesting
Vapid
Sterile
Jejune
Insipid

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150,bruit Rumor Truthful
Hearsay Canonical
Hoax Authentic
Grapevine From horses’
Unauthentic – Not dependable mouth

151,brusque Uncultured Cultured


Crude Warm
Rude Refined
Vulgar Urbane
Churlish Genial,
Rustic, Bucolic Congenial
Bumpkin Polished
Curt, Brusque, Bumptious Civil
Abrasive, brash Suave
Uncouth Cordial
Friendly
Cordial
Amiable

152,bucolic See 151 BRUSQUE

153,bumpkin Clown
Peasant
Clodpoll
Clodhopper
See also 151 BRUSQUE

154,burgeon Grow overnight


Mushroom
Sprout

155,cabal Conclave (of admirals)


Caucus (of party people)
( originally of the Coterie (-)
secret Jewish group Clique (-)
who indulge in occult Cohorts (-)
like clairvoyance, Junta->of disgruntled army man
telepathy etc.,) Insurgents
Insurrectionary
Gang
Faction
Confederacy
League

156,cabalistic See 155 CABAL

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157,cacophony Creaking Euphonious
Croaking, Grating Musical
Jarring Melodious
Unpleasant sound Mellifluent
Staccato rhythm Dulcet

158,cadaverous Of a Dead Body


Pallid (US)
Wan (US)
Corpse (UK)

159,caitiff I Meaning: Honest


Knave Integrity
Scoundrel
Rascal
Scamp
Scullion
Caitiff
II Meaning:
Miser
Stingy
Skinflint(US)
Parsimonious
Niggardly
Codger
Curmudgeon

160,callous Insensitive to others’ feelings Pity


Indifferent Commiserate
Nonchalant Sympathy
Insouciance Empathy
Apathetic Care
Callous Concern
Ruthless, Heartless & Merciless Solicitude
Compassion
Clemency

161,callow Inexperienced person Veteran


Fledgling Expert
Beginner Master
Tyro Virtuosity
Greenhorn
Callow
Neophyte, Novice, Proselyte

162,calumet Indian pipe-seen in north


To promote fraternity
A puff from the pipe

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163,calumny Detraction
Defamation
Slander
Calumny
Vilification
Obloquy
Traduce
Libel
Revile family of words.

164,canard Rank Lie


When a nation lies.

165,canaille Riotous mob


Rabble
Unruly
Violent
Plebian
Publican
Yokel
Groundling
Hoi-polloi

166,candid Candor Crafty


Open Artful
Frank Cagey
Artless Cunning
Ingenuous, guileless Vulpine
Extrovert Machiavellian

167,cant Puritanism Catholic


Hypocrisy of sorts Broad minded
Humbug Eclectic
Zealot Cosmopolitan
Fanatic Tolerant
Bigot Secular
Pharisaical
Fundamentalist

168,capacious Spacious
Large
Well read

169,caprice Whimsical Decisive


(of women) Impulsive Firm
Importunate Steadfast
Without forethought Stern
SEC: Oddities, Singularities,
Idiosyncrasies

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170,captious Captious Equanimity
Carp Composure
Cavil Poise
Querulous
Petulant
Peevish
Piquant
Chagrin
Irked
Ire
Fret
Fume
Chafe

171,carnage Killing Large no of innocent people


Carnage
Massacre
Butchery
Decimate
Genocide
Pogrom
Abattoir
Exterminate
In a shambles
Extirpation
Holocaust
Cataclysm
Calamity
Catastrophe
Disaster
Annihilation, Tragedy, Sanguinary
Bloody battle, Slaughter

172,carnal See 97 BAWDY

173,carte blanche Total Freedom


Total Authority
Blank Check

174,castigate Scold, Chide, Upbraid, Reproach,


Reprove, Admonish(UK), Censure
Rebuke, Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate, Berate
Objurgate, Admonish(US)
Chastise
Castigate

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175,cataclysm See 171 CARNAGE

176,catechise Interrogate
Impugn
Inquisition
SEC: Apostate, Renegade
Recreant, Fugitive

177,cathartic Purgative
Laxative
Bowdlerize
Expurgate
Inner moral cleansing
Purge
Cleanse
Evacuant

178,causerie Idle talk


Chat
Gossip

179,caveat Caveat Emptor (buyer beware)


(Latin) Caveat Venditor (seller beware)

180,cavil Captious Equanimity


Carp Composure
Cavil Poise
Querulous
Petulant
Peevish
Piquant
Chagrin
Irked
Ire
Fret
Fume
Chafe

181,celerity Nimble Slow


Agile Sluggish
Fleet footed Slothful
Alacrity Tardy
Celerity Lazy
Sprite, Sprightly Lethargic
Spry Indolent

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182,censure Scold
Chide
Upbraid
Reproach
Reprove
Admonish(UK)
Censure
Rebuke
Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate
Berate
Objurgate, Admonish(US)
Chastise
Castigate

183,cerulean Azure Cloudy


Blue colored sky Nebulous
Turbid
murky

184,chafe Fret
Vexed
Chafe
Fume

185,chagrin See 180 CAVIL

186,choleric Choleric Composure


Splenetic Poise
Irascible Equanimity
Ill-tempered
Ire

187,changeling False-child
Usurper
Take someone’s position unlawfully
Imposter
Charlatan

188,charlatan Cheat
Cozener
Defrauder
Mountebank
Imposter
Pretender

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189,charnel house Cemetery
Ossuary
Bloody Killing

190,chary Wary Careless


Cautious Carefree
Careful Cavalier
Circumspect Nonchalant

191,chastise See 182 CENSURE

192,chattel Furniture
Passive Wives
Property
ménage

193,chicanery Political deceit


Duplicity
Clap-trap
Rel Word groups: Filch, purloin group
Sophistry group

194,chide See 182 CENSURE

195,chimera Fantasy
and Illusion
196,chimerical Imagination
Phantasmagoria
Bizarre
Mirage

197,churlish Rude
Unpredictable
Ill mannered
Sullen
Surly
Grouchy

198,cicatrice Hidden Scar

199,circumspect See 190 CHARY

200,civility See 40 AFFABLE

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201, Clap-Trap Political deceit of sorts Probity
Duplicity Integrity
Chicanery Upright
Cheat Truthful
Rel Word groups: Filch, purloin group Honest
Sophistry group

202, Cleave Hold on


Adhere
Stick
Cleft
Cleavage

203, Clemency Pity, Commiseration Indifferent


Sympathy, Empathy Insouciance
Care, Concern, Solicitude Nonchalant
Compassion, Forgiving Apathetic
Clemency Ruthless
Careless
Heartless
Merciless

204, Climacteric Watershed for Indian


Cross road of life
Turning point
Junction
Menopause for women
Phase of life which is important

205, Clog Stenosis


Choke
Block
Stanch
Impede
Prevent
Hinder
Hamper
Thwart

206, Clutter Confusion


Chaos
Scattered around
Pandemonium
Anarchy
Disarrangement

207, Cobble Pebble stones with smooth surface


Shoe mender(cobbler) –stitch shoes
Metal mender -Tinker
Cloth mender

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208, Cock-A-Hoop Brag Humble
Boast Humility
Vaunt Modest
Gloat Meek
Swagger Timid
Thrasonical Timorous
Gasconade
Rodomontade
Cock-a-hoop
Vainglorious
Braggart, Braggadocio &Swaggerer
Roisterer, Blusterer –drunken boaster

209, Codger Miserly Extravagant


Stingy Lavish
Skinflint(US) Spendthrift
Parsimonious Squander
Niggardly Prodigal
Curmudgeon Generous
Tight wart, Tightfisted Duck&Drake
Thrifty, Frugal, Husbandry (+)

210, Cogent Logical


Cohesive
Cogent
ratiocinate
Syllogisms

211, Coiffure Hair style


Head dress
Artificial hair

212, Colligate Join, Bind, Unite, Fuse


Coalesce
Amalgamate (companies)
Concatenate (diversified facts)
Agglomerate (ideas)
Conglomerate

213, Collocate Classify


Tabulate

214, Colloquy Dialogue, Discussion Soliloquy


Parley Monologue
Harangue
Diatribe
Tirade
Trenchant

215, Collude 2 people get together to harm the interests


and 216, Collusive of 3rd person. Complicity, conspire
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217, Comatose Slow Nimble
Sluggish Agile
Slothful Fleet footed
Tardy Sprightly
Lazy Alacrity
Lethargic Celerity
Indolent
Lackadaisical
Languorous, Languid
Lassitude
Torpor, Torpid
Inert
Comatose
Catatonic
Death

218, Commend Praise -Approbation Rebuke


Applaud -Plaudits Censure
Commend -Commendation Scold
Laud, Belaud* -Laudation Chide
Extol -Encomium
Eulogize -Eulogy
Stronger:
Paean, Panegyric, Doxology

219, Commensurate Equal


Equivalent to
Tantamount to
Wages salary to the qualification

220, Commingle Blend, Mix of different cultures

221, Commiserate Pity, Commiseration Indifferent


and Sympathy, Empathy Insouciance
222, Commiseration Care, Concern, Solicitude Nonchalant
Compassion, Forgiving Apathetic
Clemency Ruthless
Careless
Heartless
Merciless

223, Compendious Concise Elaborate


Synopsis (of an epic) Exemplify
Conspectus Expatiate
Compendium Expound
Gist (of a book) Magnify
Abstract (of a thesis) Prolific
Condensed
Epitome
Crux(the most important point)
Compress, Shorten
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224, Complacent Satisfied Disgruntled
Contented Unhappy
Smug Malcontent

225, Complaisant Obliging


Helpful
Feign

226, Compunction Qualms


Compunction
Twinge
Pain
Casuistry
Regret
Remorse
Repentant
Contrition
Penitent

227, Concatenated Unite


Connect
Join
Fuse

228, Conceited Arrogant


Proud
Imperious
Brazen

229, Conciliate Reconcile

230, Concomitant Accompanying

231, Concord Harmony Discord


Understanding Dissent
Détente
Entente
Comity of nations
Agreement, Accord
Unison

232, Concupiscent See 97 BAWDY

233, Condescend Stoop


Deign
Patronizing attitude

234, Conduce Promote


Aid
Help, Assist
Rel :Conducive
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235,Configuration Pattern
Design
Gestalt
Constellation, (malefic)

236, Confluence Meeting


Junction
Union
Conflux

237, Congeal Freeze


Anneal
Solidify
Curdle
Congeal, Clot, Coagulate - for blood

238, Congruous Harmony


Agreement
Understanding

239, Conjecture Guess


Surmise
Hypothesis
Not factual
Supposition

240, Connoisseur Expert Critic, judge Philistine


Appreciate of good things Down to earth
Gourmet, Epicurean Materialistic
Art, Music, Paint, Aesthetic Pragmatic
Practical

241, Connote Imply


Denote

242, Conscientious Industrious Careless


Hard working Inattentive
Scrupulous Lax
Committed work Slapdash

243, Conspectus Concise Elaborate


Synopsis (of an epic) Exemplify
Conspectus Expatiate
Compendium Expound
Gist (of a book) Magnify
Abstract (of a thesis) Detailed
Condensed
Epitome
Crux(the most important point)
Compress
Shorten
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244, Conspicuous Prominent by presence or absence
Looks
Dominant

245, Constraint Inner compulsive force


Obligation

246, Construe Interpret Misconstrue


Misinterpret

247, Contumacious Stubborn Pliable


Obstinate Amenable
Obdurate Flexible
Contumacious Pliant
Intransigent Suppliant
Froward *
Refractory
Mulish(US)
Wayward
Intractable
POS:
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Perseverance
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

248, Cozen Cheat Honest


Gull Upright
Dupe Integrity
Defraud Probity
Mountebank Truthful
Deceive
Hoodwink
Mulct
Bilk
Rel family: Filch, purloin

249, Credulous People who easily believe others Crafty


Naïve, Simpleton Vulpine
Gullible, Ingenuous Disingenuous
Frank, Open, Candid Artful
Guileless Shrewd
Artless Perspicacious

250, Cryptic Unfathomable, Profound, Arcane, Obvious


Obscure, Difficult to understand Lucid
Incomprehensible, Abstruse, Recondite, Ostensible
Secret, Hidden, Unseen Edify
Plain
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251, Curmudgeon Miserly Extravagant
Stingy Lavish
Skinflint(US) Spendthrift
Parsimonious Squander
Niggardly Prodigal
Codger, Curmudgeon Generous
Tight wart, Tightfisted Lavish
Thrifty, Frugal, Husbandry (+) Duck&Drake

252, Dalliance Flirtation


Coquette, Promiscuous

253, Dally Dawdle


Doodle
Waste time
Dilatory
Tarry
Shilly-Shally
Dilly-Dally

254, Dastard Coward Brave


Meek, Timid, Timorous Courage
Dastardly Dauntless
Craven Intrepid
Poltroon Valorous
Pusillanimous Neg: bold,
Audacity
Reckless
Daring
Foolhardy

255, Data Information

256, Daub Plastering & Covering


Painted women
Splash
Dash

257, Daunt Overwhelming


Intimidate
Cow
Frighten
Insurmountable

258, Dauntless Fearless


Valorous
Brave
Intrepid
Valiant
Courageous

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259, Dawdle Dawdle
Doodle
Waste time
Dilatory
Shilly-Shally
Dilly-Dally
Fiddle
Loiter

260, Dearth Scarcity (of water) Abundant


Paucity (of money) Plentiful
(of people) Shortage Plentitude
Deficiency Copious
Plethora

261, Debase Abased


Degrade
Demean
Deep Humiliation

262, Debauch See 97 BAWDY

263, Decoy Bait


Enticement
Allurement
Entrap
Temptation
Ensnare

264, Debilitate Loss of vitality Robust


Debilitate Ruddy
Enervated Rosette
Effete Rubicund
Emasculated Vitality
Etiolated Salubrious
Emaciated Sap
Gaunt looks Wiry
Run down
Washed out

265, Debonair Well turned out Slovenly


Good looking Slatternly
Spruce
Tidy
Primp
Debonair, Attractive
Smart
Adonis
Chic-women

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266, Decadence Declining of morals standards Rectitude
Declivity
Declension

267, Decamp Runaway after robbing


Bolt
Escape
Fly
Flee

268, Deceived Cheat


Gull
Dupe
Defraud
Mountebank
Deceive
Hoodwink
Mulct
Bilk
Rel family: Filch, purloin

269, Deciduous Lack of moisture ,Vitality Evergreen


Slough, molt
Defoliate, Desiccated

270, Decimate Killing Large no of innocent people


Carnage
Massacre
Butchery
Decimate
Genocide
Pogrom
Abattoir
Exterminate
In a shambles
Annihilation
Extirpation
SECONDARY:
Holocaust
Cataclysm
Calamity
Catastrophe
Disaster
Tragedy, Sanguinary
Bloody battle, Slaughter

271, Declivity Come down from mountain Acclivity


Declension

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272, Decorous Modest Coarse
Demure->women Crude
Proper Barbaric
Suitable Rustic
Seeming Bucolic
Propriety
Decorous behavior
Dress perfect for the perfect place

273, Decorum See 272 DECOROUS

274, Decrepit Old


Senile (men)
Anile (women)
Dotard
Dotage
Decrepitude
Enfeebled mentally

275, Decry Censure (Strong)


Deplore
Denouncing (Strong)

276, Defalcation Filch Honest


Purloin Upright
Mulct (US) Truthful
Bilk (US) Integrity
Embezzle Probity
Peculate
Defalcate
Malversation
Malfeasance
Misappropriation

277, Defamation Damage one’s reputation


Detraction
Defamation
Slander
Calumny
Vilification
Obloquy
Traduce
Libel
Revile, malign family of words
Belittle, Disparage Family of words

278, Defer Postpone, Delay Disrespectful


Procrastinate, Shelve
Deep respect for Elders (as in Deference
for father)

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279, Defile Desecrate Consecrate
Defile Sanctify
Sacrilegious Sanctimonious
Profane Sanctum
Blasphemous Sanctorum
Showing Disrespect for a place of worship Sacrosanct
purify

280, Definitive 100% Definite Vague


Certitude Indefinite
Categorical
Very sure, certain

281, Deflect Off the course


Swerve
Ricochet (for bullets)
Careen (for fast cars)
Divert, Refract

282, Defunct No longer valid –Dead Extant


Extinct (of animals ex: dinosaur)
(Of defunct laws, newspapers,
constitution)

283, Deify Elevate someone to the level of god


(Demi-god)
Apotheosize

284, Deign Come down to do a favor to somebody


stoop
condescend
Patronize

285, Define Explicate


Clarify
Manifested

286,Delete Erase
Rub-out
Delete
Expunge
Obliterate
Blot-out
Efface
Deface

287, Delineation Portray


Depict
Limn (-)

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288, Delude Dupe
Deceive
Gull
Fool
Cheat oneself
Grandeur
Hallucination
Psychosis (Delusion)

289, Deluge Inundation


Downpour
Cloudburst
Cyclonic
Cataclysm, Floods
Noah’s Flood & Noah’s Ark
Major upheavals

290, Demeanor Comport Misdemeanor


Mien Misbehavior
Deportment
Decorum, Decorous
Appearance & Behavior

291, Demur Hesitate


Dither
Vacillate
Demur
Hedge

292, Denigrate Belittle Praise


Disparage Laud
Denigrate Extol
Derogatory
Deprecatory
Depreciatory
Calumny Family of words (Stronger)

293, Denizen Resident


Habitué

294, Deplete Drain off resources, Energy


Exhausting (Tiring)
Exhaust (Pipes)
Exhaustive (Complete)

295, Deprecate See 292 DENIGRATE

296, Depravity See 97 BAWDY

297, Depreciate See 292 DENIGRATE

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298, Depredation Large scale looting
Spoliation
Despoil
Ravage
Marauding
Rapacious, Rapacity
Rapine
Plunder
Loot
Pillage (Of churches, temples)

299,Derelict Disuse
Desuetude
Abandoned
SECONDARY:
Rickety
Ramshackle
Dilapidated
(Ruins)

300, Deride Contemptuous Polite


Mock , Scorn Cultured
Scoff, Sneer Suave
Deride, Derision, Derisive Composure
Jeer Poise
Fleer Equanimity
Gibe
Ridicule
(Twit & Taunt)

301, Derogatory See 292 DENIGRATE

302, Descry Espy


Spot something with binoculars

303, Desecrate See 279 DEFILE

304, Desiccate Lack of moisture


Hollow
Gaunt
Without vitality
Deciduous

305, Despoil See 298 DEPRADATION

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306, Despondent Dejected Euphoria
Depressed Lively
Downcast Animated
Dispirited Effervescent
Despondent Ebullient
Sad Buoyant
Melancholic
Doleful
Dolorous
Lugubrious
Mope (US)
Megrim
Nadir

307, Despotism Dictator Democrat


Autocrat Democracy
Tyrant
Despot
Totalitarian

308, Desultory Aimless Pointed


Casual Concise
Amble Precise
Unmethodical Succinct
Stroll
Saunter
Jaunt
Discursive
Ramble
Maunder
Meander
Digressive

309, Deteriorate Worsen


Aggravate
(Law and order) Exacerbate

310, Detraction See 277 DEFAMATION

311, Devious Indirect


Circumlocutory
Detour
Periphrastic
Innuendo
Insinuation
Allusive
round about fashion
Done in a tricky method
Artful, Cunning, Cagey

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312, Devout Pious Impious
Religious Ungodly
Holy Irreligious
Godly Irreverent

313, Dexterous Skillful use of hands Maladroit


Ambidextrous – Skillful use of both hands Clumsy
Adept Awkward
Adroit Gauche
Clever Gaucherie
Expertise Sinister
Deft
Ingenious
South paw (Left handed)

314, Diabolic Satanic Humane


Diabolic Kind
Fiendish Benign
Devilish Benevolent
Apollyon, Lucifer, Satan, The arch fiend Angelic
Lieutenants: belial, Beelzebub, Baal Cherubic
Moloch, mammon, Mephistopheles Seraphic
Caliban

315, Diaphanous Transparent Opaque


Gauzy Turbid
Gossamer like Murky
Nebulous

316, Diatribe Colloquy


Parley
Harangue
Diatribe
Tirade
Trenchant

317, Dichotomy Bisect


Divide(cut in two)
Dichotomize

318, Dictum Adage Platitude,


Proverb Truism
Dictum Banal, Trite
Saw Inane,
Maxim Quotidian
Homily Cliché,
Apothegm (Apophthegm- Br) Hackneyed
Epigram
Aphorism
Pithy
Sententious, Precept
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319, Diffidence Unsure Confidence
Nervous Aplomb
Uncertain Self-possession
Opposite for confidence

320, Diffuse Scatter


Make thin
Dilute
Spread

321, Digressive Discursive Succinct


Digressive Pointed
Desultory Precise
Rambling
Meander
Maunder
SECONDARY:
Cursory
Perfunctory
Casual

322, Dilapidated Derelict


Desuetude
Rickety
Ramshackle
Dilapidated

323, Dilatory Deliberately delay Hurry


Stalling for time Prompt
(Delay, Defer, Postpone) Punctual

324, Dilemma Quandary


Predicament
Dire straits
Harrowing
Double minded
Dithering
Vacillate
Indecisive

325, Dilettante Amateur hobbyist Professional


Dabbler
Beginner

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326, Diligent Hardworking Lazy
Industrious Slothful
Diligent Lethargic
Assiduous Lackadaisical
Sedulous Tardy
SECONDARY:
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Perseverance
Indefatigable
Dogged, prod
Indomitable

327, Dingy No ventilation, No light


Seedy(US)
Dingy(UK)

328, Dipsomaniac Crapulous Teetotaler


Alcoholic Sober
Bibulous
Toper
Tippler
Guzzler
Quaffer
Sloshed
Sozzled
Sot
Inebriated
Maudlin - A Sentimental Drinker

329, Dire A situation between Life and death


See also 324 DILEMMA

330, Disclaim Deny


Disavow
Reject

331, Disconcert Embarrass Composure


Discomfiture Poise
Mortify Equanimity
Chagrin
Unsettling
Vexed
Abashed

332, Disconsolate Grief stricken


Heart broken
Forlorn
Inconsolable

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333, Discordant Not agreeing Amity
A note of dissent Comity
Lack of harmony Détente
Conflict Entente
Concord
(Armistice
Ceasefire
Truce)

334, Discreet Judicious


Wise
Prudent
Cautious
Circumspect

335, Discrepancy Error


Anomaly
Foible
Defect

336, Discrete Separate


Distinct

337, Discursive See 321 DIGRESSIVE

338, Dishabille Transparent


Diaphanous
Thin
Partly dressed

339, Disingenuous Cagy Candid


Crafty Open
Cunning Frank
Artful Artless
Wily Ingenuous
Vulpine Naïve
Machiavellian Credulous
Tendentious Gullible
Disingenuous
Guile

340, Disheveled Clumsy Spruce


Crumpled, Rumpled Tidy
Unkempt Primp
Tousled Nattily
Unruly Debonair
Untidy Chic
Slovenly
Slatternly

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341,Disinterested Altruistic
Selfless
Impartial

342, Disparage Belittle Praise


Disparage Laud
Denigrate Extol
Derogatory
Deprecatory
Depreciatory
Calumny Family of words (Stronger)

343, Dispel Remove

344, Disperse Scatter

345, Dispirited Dejected Euphoria


Depressed Lively
Downcast Animated
Dispirited Effervescent
Despondent Ebullient
Sad Buoyant
Melancholic Cheer
Doleful
Dolorous
Lugubrious
Mope (US)
Megrim
Nadir

346, Dissemble Cheat


Feign
Simulate
Pretend
Malinger
Sham
Fake
Imposter

347, Disseminate Spread


Scatter
Broadcast

348, Divest Stripped


Deprive

349, Ebullience Ebullience, Exuberance, Expansiveness


Buoyant, Lively, Animated, verve
vivacity, merriment, jocular, jocose
Effervescence, Enthusiastic
Bubbling with happiness
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350, Ecclesiastical Priest
Ecclesiast
Cleric
Prelate
Episcopacy
Cardinal
Pontiff
Pope

351, Éclat Brilliance


(Fr) Outstanding
Panache
Élan

352, Eclectic Great Religious tolerance Fanatic


Select from everything Zealot
Catholic Bigot
Secular Insular
Cosmopolitan Puritanical
Broad-minded Funda-
-mentalist
Provincial
Colloquial

353, Eclogue Pastoral poems written for shepherds


Madrigal

354, Ecumenical General Ecclesiastic


Laity
Common People

355, Eddy Swirling


Maelstrom
Whirlpool
Vortex

356, Edict Decree


Injunction
Mandate
Proclamation
Manifesto

357, Edify Ennobling


Didactic
Elevate
Exhort

358, Educe Extracting something


Elicit
Infer
Deduce
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359, Efface Erase
Rub-out
Delete
Expunge
Obliterate
Blot-out
Efface
Deface

360, Effigy Figure of a man who is unpopular made


of straw.

361, Efflorescence Flowering


Blossoming
Blooming

362, Effluence That which flows out


Frith
Egress
Estuary
Effluence
Back water, Water outlet

363, Effrontery Impudence Polite


Brazenness Civil
Insolence Cultured
Effrontery Suave
Hauteur Urbane
Supercilious Refined
Contumely
Proud
Arrogant

364, Effulgence Dazzling Coruscated


Scintillating Dull
Refulgent Opaque
Effulgent Turbid
Resplendent Murky
Transplendent * Cloudy
Bedizen Nebulous

365, Effusion Sudden gush outpouring of emotions

366, Egregious Himalayan Trivial


Prodigious Miniscule
Mammoth Atomic
Massive Petty
Colossal
Gigantic
Gargantuan
Huge in size
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367, Egress Exit
Outlet

368, Elegance Beautiful


Regal
Majestic
Attractive

369, Elegy Mournful Poem meant to speak about a


dead person

370, Elf Mischievous sprits


Puck
Pixie
Goblin
Hobgoblin
Gnome
Imp

371, Elide Words drop down to something else


(Brethren – Brother)
Expunge

372, Elite Upper crust Hoi-polloi


Cream Lumpkin
Flower Plebian

373, Ellipsis Gap(…)


Lacuna
Hiatus
Omission
Chasm
Elliptical style

374, Elysian Greek concept of heaven –paradise Hell


Heavenly Limbo
Empyreal, Empyrean Limbus
Celestial Hades
Stygian
Perdition
Damnation

375, Emanate Issue forth


Exude
Comes out
Radiates

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376, Emasculate Debilitated Ruddy
Enervated Robust
Emasculated Rubicund
Castrated Rosette
Bobited Florid
Emaciated Wiry
Etiolated Rejuvenated
Emancipated
Washout appearance
Pale, Bloodless, Anemic

377, Embellish Adorning


Bedeck
Decorated
Beautifying
Bedizened (-)
Garish (-)
Outlandish (-)
Dowdy (-)
Tawdry (-)

378, Embezzle Filch Honest


Purloin Upright
Mulct (US) Truthful
Bilk (US) Integrity
Embezzle Probity
Peculate
Defalcate
Malversation *
Malfeasance
Misappropriation

379, Embroil Entangled


Enmeshed
Ensnared
Caught up in a controversy

380, Emend Correct


Errata
Emendation

381, Empiric Universal Solipsism


Axiomatic
Indubitable
Apodictic

382, Empyreal Greek concept of heaven –paradise


and Heavenly
383, Empyrean Empyreal, Empyrean
Celestial, Ethereal

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384, Encomiastic High praise Ridicule
and Praise -Approbation Censure
385, Encomium Applaud -Plaudits Denounce
Commend -Commendation Deplore
Laud, Belaud* -Laudation Criticize
Extol -Encomium Animadversion
Eulogize -Eulogy Zoilean (K)
Paean
Panegyric
Doxology

386, Enervate See 376 EMASCULATE

387, Enigma Puzzle


Riddle
Conundrum
Mystery
SECONDARY:
Labyrinth
Maze
Rigmarole

388, Ennui Boredom


Lassitude
Tedium
Languor
Monotonous

389, Ensconce Protected by a shell


Harbor
Aegis
Shield

390, Enthrall Hypnotize


Enslave
Captivate
Charm
Bewitched
Enchanted
Ensnared
Besotted

391, Ephemeral Temporary Eternal


Transient Lasting
Transitory Permanent
Fleeting Immortal
Evanescent
Ephemeral
Fugacious

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392, Epigrammatic Adage Platitude,
Proverb Truism
Dictum Banal, Trite
Saw Inane,
Maxim Quotidian
Homily Cliché,
Apothegm(Apophthegm- Br) Hackneyed
Epigram
Aphorism
Pithy
Sententious
Precept

393, Episcopal Priest Laity


Ecclesiast Ecumenical
Cleric
Prelate
Episcopacy
Cardinal
Pontiff
Pope

394, Epitome In a Nutshell


Quintessence
Essence
Condensed form
SECONDARY:
Abstract, Gist ,crux family

395, Equestrian Horse rider


Cavalier (UK)
Chevalier (Fr)

396, Equivocate Palter Precise


Deliberately confuse Pointed
Ambiguous Concise
Succinct

397, Eschew Shun


Avoid
Eschew

398, Esoteric Special select body of people


Jargon

399, Espirit De Corps Camaraderie, Fellowship


Understanding

400, Estuary Mouth of the river


Water goes in to->frith, inlet
Water outlet->effluence, egress
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401, Etiolate Debilitated Ruddy
Enervated Robust
Emasculated Rubicund
Castrated Rosette
Bobited *(K) Florid
Emaciated Wiry
Etiolated Rejuvenated
Emancipated
Washout appearance
Pale, Bloodless, Anemic

402, Exacerbate Worsen


Aggravate
Deteriorate

403, Exacting Demanding Carefree


Fastidious Cavalier
Finicky Nonchalant
Squeamish (women) Indifferent
Meticulous
Pernickety
Punctilious

404, Ex cathedra Authoritative


Formal
Pope’s authority
Church order

405, Exculpate Absolve Arraign


(Church word) Shrive Indict
Shriven Prosecute
Exculpate Inculpate
Exonerate Impeach
Vindicate Convict
Acquit
Pardon
Amnesty
Condone
Forgiving

406, Excoriate Excruciate


Physical & Mental Pain

407, Execrate Abhor


Detestable
Loathsome
Denounce
Hateful, Repulsive

408, Exegesis Translation of bible


Solving of the problem
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409, Exigency Urgency
Contingency
Necessity
Emergencies

410, Exiguous Small


Thin
Slender

411, Exorable Gracious Heartless


Merciful Cruel
Forgiving
Clemency
Benevolent
Kind

412, Exorcise Drive away the terror


Expel

413, Exordium Introduction Epilogue


Preface Peroration
Prologue Appendix
Proem
Preamble

414, Exotic Bizarre


Foreign
Strange

415, Expatiate Talk at length Concise


Explicate Terse
Expound Succinct
Exemplify
Detail lecture
Expatiate
Magnify

416, Expedient Suitable


Proper
Politic
Fit

417, Expiate Atone


Reparation

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418, Expletive Abusive language
Severe, Biting, Caustic, Sharp
Piquant
Sarcastic
Mordacious
Fulminate
Fusillade
Expletive
Trenchant
Invective
Vituperative
Opprobrium, opprobrious
Scurrilous
Truculence

419, Explicate Explain in detail


Elucidate

420, Expostulate Protest


Remonstrate

421, Expurgate Bowdlerize Pollute


Cleanse Contaminate
Laxative
Purgative
Evacuant *
Pure, Purify, Expurgate
Catharsis (Moral Cleansing)

422, Extenuate Lessen


Diminish
Reducing

423, Extrude Expel


Discharge
Banish
Eject
Barge in

424, Facetious Laughter


Humor
Risible
Sardonic

425, Farraginous Heterogeneous Homogeneous


Farrago, Farraginous Monolithic
Mélange
Pot-Pourri
Hotch-potch
Hodge-podge
olla podrida
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426, Fastidious Hard to please Carefree
Fussy Careless
Finicky Nonchalant
Fastidious Cavalier
Squeamish (women)
Meticulous
Punctilious
Dainty
Demanding & Exacting
Pernickety

427, Fealty Loyalty Traitor


Allegiance Quisling
Faithful Infidelity
Fidelity ( of Spouse)

428, Feculent Foul, Stench Salubrious


Poisonous Salutary
Mephitic, Miasmatic Wholesome
Noisome, Noxious Healthy
Fetid, Feculent
Putrid, Putrefaction
Morbific * SEC: Pestilential, Scourge

429, Fecund Fertile Sterile


SECONDARY: Dry
Prolific, Productive Arid
Barren
Fallow

430, Fetid See 428 FECULENT

431, Flaccid Loose


Flabby
Flaccid

432, Flagitious Wicked


Spiteful
Flagitous
Malevolent
Baleful
Insidious
Treacherous

433, Flail Thresh, Thrash, Beat, Cudgel


Physical beating
Clobber, Pommel, Pound
Baste, Lambaste, Bludgeon

434, Flex Getting ready for a fight


Bend
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435, Fractious Unruly
rabble (US)
canaille (UK)
Destructive
Riotous

436, Froward * Stubborn Pliable


Obstinate Flexible
Obdurate Amenable
Contumacious Pliant
Froward * Suppliant
Intransigent Amicable
Refractory
Mulish(US)
Wayward
Intractable
Unrelenting, Unyielding
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Persevering
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

437, Furtive Covertly Direct


(of looks & Glances) Surreptitious Open
Stealthy St.Forward
Gingerly Candid
Clandestine
Secretly

438, Funereal Connected with funeral


Rituals and ceremonies
Exequies & Obsequies
Lamentation
Dirge
Monody
Threnody
Epicedium
Jeremiad
Ululation
Requiem
Cortege
Hearse
Wreath
Lilac (US), Chrysanthemum (UK)
Yew tree

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439, Gabble Pure nonsense Sensible
Prate, Prattle Rational
Gibber, Gibberish Cohesive
Jabber, Jabberwocky Coherent
Tattle, Babble, Twaddle Logical
Palaver talk
Balderdash
Jargon
Bosh

440, Garrulous Talkative Taciturn


Multiloquent Reserved
Voluble Reticent
Garrulous men Laconic
Loquacious women

441, Gauche Clumsily Skillful


Done with left hand Clever
South paw Deft
Maladroit Adept
Sinister Adroit
Tactless Ingenious
Awkward

442, Germane More relevant Irrelevant


Pertinent
Apposition
Kindred (SEC)

443, Gird Tie

444, Glib Smooth


Lubricous
Oily
Unctuous
Con man
Oleaginous

445, Gnostic Shrewd in a Mystical sense


Clairvoyant
Extra Sensory Perception
Mystic

446, Gregarious Sociable Anchorite


Hermit
Recluse
Solitary
Eremite

447, Grouchy Disgruntled, Scowl faced


Grumpy, Sullen
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448, Gull Cheat
Gull
Dupe
Defraud
Mountebank
Deceive
Hoodwink
Mulct
Bilk
Rel family: Filch, purloin

449, Gyrate Swaying motion


Pirouette
Spiral

450, Gyre Manacle


Fetter
Chain

451, Halcyon Peace


Calm
Placid
Serene
Tranquil

452, Harridan Beldam


Harridan
Crone
Witch
Hag
Vixen (Middle aged)
Termagant, Shrew (Young)
Virago
Xantippe
Jezebel

453, Hauteur Impudence


Brazenness
Insolence
Effrontery
Hauteur
Supercilious
Contumely
Proud, Arrogant
Overbearing, Overweening

454, Heterogeneous Farrago, Farraginous Homogeneous


Mélange, Pot-Pourri Monolithic
Hotch-potch, Hodge-podge
olla podrida
(Motley, Variegated, Diversified)
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455, Hoi-polloi Riotous mob
Rabble
Unruly
Violent
Plebian
Publican
Yokel
Groundling
Hoi-polloi

456, Homogeneous Monolithic

457, Hoyden Tomboy


Romp
Tramp

458, Hubbub Dull Noise Calm


Uproar Peace
Disturbance
Tumult
Clamorous
Boisterous
obstreperous
Chaotic
Din
Pandemonium
Babel
Anarchy
Imbroglio

459, Iconoclast Rebel


Maverick
Unconventional
Unorthodox
Dangerous
Malcontent
Insurgent
Insurrectionary
Recusant
Ideal breaker

460, Idiosyncrasy Johnsonian


Eccentric
Singular
Oddities, Quixotic, Queer, Quaint

461, Ignis fatuus(L) Evil sprits which mislead


Jack-a-lantern
Willow-the-wisp

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462, Ignoble Mean
Miserly, Stingy
Skinflint(US)
Parsimonious
Niggardly
Curmudgeon
Tight wart, Tightfisted
Thrifty, Frugal, Husbandry (+)

463, Ignominy Disgraceful


Infamous
Shameful

464, Ignoramus Beginner


Simpleton, Naïve, Frank

465, Imbroglio (It) Violence


Confusion
Bloodshed & Chaos
Senseless killing

466, Imbue Permeate


Percolate

467, Immoderate Intemperate


Gluttonous
Gourmandize

468, Immure Entomb


Buried alive, (Incarcerate)

469, Immutable Unchangeable


Unalterable
Constant
Fixed

470, Impassioned Fervent


Fervid
Vehement
Exhortation, Hortatory

471, Impeach Arraign Absolve


Indict Shrive
Inculpate shriven
Impeach Exculpate
Prosecute Exonerated
Convict Vindicated
Acquit
Pardon
Condone
Amnesty
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472, Impeccable Faultless
Immaculate
Stainless
Blameless
Sinless, Spotless

473, Impecunious Misery Riches


Poverty Wealthy
Penury Affluence
Impoverished Opulence
Indigence Pelf
Impecunious Nouveau riche
Pauperism Lucre
Destitution Mammon
Privation Parvenu
Thrifty, Frugal, Husbandry (+) Upstart

474, Imperious Arrogant


Throw weight about
Impudent

475, Impious Not religious Devout


Ungodly Pious
Irreverential Holy
Godly
Religious

476, Implacable Irreconcilable

477, Implicit Understood Explicit


Hidden Obvious
Tacit
Implied

478, Importunate Compulsive in urge to do rash action


Impulsive

479, Importunity Beg Order


Beseech Command
Implore At your behest
Obtest *
Adjure
Entreaty
Importunity
Supplication (Strong)
Exhortation (Mild)
Hortatory
Genuflect

480, Impoverished See 473 IMPECUNIOUS

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481, Impugn Punish religiously
(Strong) Interrogate
Impugn
Inquisition

482, Impute Blame indirectly


Insinuation
Hint
Impute (Direct)
Innuendo (Indirect)
Allusive (Indirect)

483, Incarcerate Imprison


Immure
Confine
Entombed, Buried alive

484, Incubus Burden, evil


Nightmare
Oppression
Situation when breathing is difficult

485, Inculpate See 471 IMPEACH

486, Indite Write


Compose

487, Inert Slow Nimble


Sluggish Agile
Slothful Fleet footed
Tardy Sprightly
Lazy Alacrity
Lethargic Celerity
Indolent
Lackadaisical
Languorous, Languid
Lassitude
Torpor, Torpid
Inert
Comatose
Catatonic
Death

488, Insidious Wicked, Spiteful Loyal


Flagitious Faithful
Treacherous, Perfidious Fealty
Slyly, Malevolent
(Baleful),
Quisling, Malicious (SEC)

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489, Insouciant Indifferent Pity
Nonchalant Empathy
Insouciance Sympathy
Apathetic Care
Callous Concern
Ruthless Compassion
Heartless Solicitude
Merciless Clemency
Commiseration

490, Intractable Stubborn Pliable


Obstinate Flexible
Obdurate Amenable
Contumacious Pliant
Froward * Suppliant
Intransigent Amicable
Refractory
Mulish(US)
Wayward
Intractable
Unrelenting, Unyielding
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Persevering
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

491, Intrepid Bold Meek


Daring Timid
Audacious Timorous
Impudent Cowardly
Impertinent Cowardice
Reckless Dastardly
Courageous Craven
Dauntless Poltroon(rank
Venturesome coward)
Fearless Pusillanimous
Intrepid
Brave
Valiant
Valorous
Adventurous
Plucky
Gutsy
Spunky
Foolhardy

492, Jackanapes Monkey(Person resembling an ape)

493, Jackass Male ass. Stupid(See also 76 ASININE)


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494, Jacobin Black friars, who do not come out of
monastery and translate the bible with
hand, lived with a diet of bread & water.

495, Jaculate * Dart


Throw
Hurl
Launch

496, Jangling Quarrel


and Tiff
497, Jangle Bicker
Squabble
Wrangler
Jangler
Altercate
Altercation
Contentious
Disputations
Litigious
Logomachy *
Spat

498, Janitor Porter


Caretaker
Doorkeeper, Doorman

499, Jargon Technical language not understandable to


others.
SECONDARY:
Pure nonsense
Prate
Prattle
Gibber
Gibberish
Jabber
Jabberwocky
Tattle
Babble
Twaddle
Gabble
Palaver talk
Bosh
Balderdash
Jargon

500, Jaundiced Prejudiced


Biased
(See also 122 BIAS for secondary
meanings)

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501,Jaunt Holiday trip
Stroll
Saunter
Amble
Desultory
Rambling
Aimless talk

502,Jeer Contemptuous Polite


Mock , Scorn Cultured
Scoff, Sneer Suave
Deride, Derision, Derisive Composure
Jeer Poise
Fleer Equanimity
Gibe
Ridicule
(Twit & Taunt)

503,Jujune Dull & Uninteresting Stimulating


Barren Exhilarating
Dry Interesting
Vapid
Sterile
Jejune
Insipid

504,Jeopardy Unnecessary risk or danger


Risk, Risky, Perilous

505,Jeremiad Lamentation
Dirge
Monody
Threnody
Epicedium
Jeremiad
Ululation
Requiem

506,Jezebel Beldam Lady


Harridan
Crone
Witch
Hag
Vixen (Middle aged)
Termagant, Shrew (Young)
Virago
Xantippe
Jezebel

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507,Jocose Merry
Jocular
Humorous
Witty, Jesting, Waggish
Happy, Jolly, Bonhomie
Jovial, Droll, Funny

508,Junta Disgruntled army man


Malcontent
Insurgent
Insurrectionary
Iconoclast, Maverick
Rebellious people
Coup detat
NEG: Coterie, caucus, clique, cohorts
Faction, gang
POS: Conclave, cabal

509,Keen Eager, Anxious, Sharp edged

510,Kickshaw Trifle
Trivial thing like toy

511,Kleptomania Mania for stealing

512,Knave Knave
Scoundrel
Rascal
Scamp
Scullion
Caitiff

513,Knoll Mound
Hillock
Sand-dunes(US)

514,Labyrinth Take you in a cycle and you do not


Understand
Puzzle
Maze
Conundrum
Rigmarole
Labyrinth

515,Lacerate Cut (literally)


Attack heavily
Barb

516,Lachrymose Tearful

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517,Lackadaisical Slow Nimble
Sluggish Agile
Slothful Fleet footed
Tardy Sprightly
Lazy Alacrity
Lethargic Celerity
Indolent
Lackadaisical
Languorous, Languid
Lassitude
Torpor, Torpid
Inert
Comatose
Catatonic
Death

518,Lackey Flunky, Lackey


Sycophant
Flatterer
Toady
Stooge
Parasitic
Minion
Valet, Footman
Acolyte(+)

519,Laconic Reserved Garrulous


Reticent Voluble
Taciturn, Incommunicado
Laconic

520,Lambent Gliding
Glossing
Touching lightly, Graceful movement

521,Lampoon Pasquinade (Attack against political rival)


Squib
Satire, Lampoon

522,Languidness See 517 LACKADAISICAL

523,Largess Munificence
Bounty
Extravagant
Largesse
Bountiful, Generous
Magnanimous, Lavish

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524,Lascivious Vulgar talk in sex Virtuous
Concupiscent-church word, Carnal Pure
Prurient Chaste
Ribald Vestal
Smutty, Bawdy(jokes) Continence
Risqué, Lewd Celibate
Salacious
Lascivious, Lecherous
Licentious, Libidinous
Lickerish, Lubricous
Dissolute
Depravity(dissipated)
Debauch
Profligate
Philanderer
Libertine
Rake
Roué
Lothario
Casanova
Don Juan
Satyr
Women:
siren
seductress
wanton
Voluptuary
rant
nymphomaniac
fan-fatalle:
Circe the enchantress
lamia the vampire
medusa the gorgon

525, Lassitude See 517 LACKADAISICAL

526, Latitude Slow & Gentle

527, Latitudinarian Laxity Martinet


and Flexible, Pliable
528, Laxity Not a disciplinarian

529, Lecherous See 524 LASCIVIOUS

530, Legerdemain Trickery


Magic
Juggling
Conjuring

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531, Lenitive Anodyne Stimulate
Pain Reliever Rejuvenate
Analgesic
Lenitive
Palliative
Narcotic
Sedative
Soporific
Somnific *
Emollient
Demulcent
Gilead
Opium, Opiate

532, Lenity Mild


Gentle
Soft
Lenience

533, Leonine Lion Like

534, Levity Discussing serious matters in a frivolous


fashion

535, Lewd See 524 LASCIVIOUS

536, Libel Detraction


Defamation
Slander
Calumny
Vilification
Obloquy
Traduce
Libel
Revile family of words.

537, Libertine See 524 LASCIVIOUS

538, Libidinous See 524 LASCIVIOUS

539, Licentious See 524 LASCIVIOUS

540, Limber Exercise oneself, prepare for athletics

541, Limbo Hell Elysian


Limbo Empyreal
Limbus Celestial
Hades Paradise
Stygian Heavenly
Perdition Salvation
Damnation Redemption
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542, Limpid Clear Turbid
Beautiful Murky
Lucid Opaque
Pure Nebulous
Transparent
Crystal Clear eyes
Gelly-like
Pellucid

543, Limn Delineated


(-) Portray in a bad light
Depict in a bad light
Limn (-)

544, Linguist 1)Scientific study of a language


2)Speaks several languages but cannot
read & write
SEC: polyglot (Read, Write, Speak)

545, Lithe Limber


Graceful
Flexible
Supple
Pliable
Willowy
Slender waist
Svelte
Lissome

546, Litigious Quarrel Composure


and Tiff Poise
547, Logomachy Bicker Equanimity
Squabble
Wrangler
Jangler
Altercate
Altercation
Contentious
Disputations
Litigious
Logomachy *
Spat

548, Loquacious Talkative Taciturn


Voluble Reserved
Multiloquent Reticent
Garrulous men Laconic
Loquacious women
Verbose
Verbiage
Prolixity
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549, Lothario See 524 LASCIVIOUS

550, Lout Oaf


and Vagabond
551, Lubber Waif
Vagrant
Wastrel
Lubber
Tramp
Hobo
Lout

552, Lucre Wealth Misery


Nouveau Riche Poverty
Parvenu Penury
Upstart Impoverished
Riches Indigence
Affluence Impecunious
Opulence Pauperism
Pelf Destitution
Aggrandize Privation
Lucre
Mammon
Avarice

553, Ludicrous Ridiculous Rational


Absurd Cogent
Silly Cohesive
Foolish
Preposterous
Fatuous
Doltish

554, Lugubrious Dejected Euphoria


Depressed Lively
Downcast Animated
Dispirited Effervescent
Despondent Ebullient
Sad Buoyant
Melancholic
Doleful
Dolorous
Lugubrious
Mope (US)
Megrim
Nadir

555, Lustful See 524 LASCIVIOUS

556, Lusty Vigorous, Robust


Full throated cry of a baby
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557, Lydian Soft
Gentle
Effeminate
Voluptuous

558, Lynx-Eyed Eagle-Eyed


Hawk-Eyed
Keen-Eyed
Angus-Eyed
Shrewd Businessman

559, Machiavellian Cagy


Crafty
Cunning
Artful
Wily
Vulpine
Machiavellian
Tendentious
Disingenuous
Guile

560, Machinate Plot


Maneuver
Manipulate
Machiavellian person indulges in
Machinations

561, Maelstrom Whirlpool


Eddy Waters
Swirling
Maelstrom
Vortex
Air current that sucks you apart

562, Maim Loss of the use of either limb


Cripple
Mangle
Mutilate

563, Maladroit Clumsy Skillful


Awkward Clever
Gauche, Gaucherie Deft
Maladroit Adept
Inept Adroit
Done with left hand Ingenious
South paw, Sinister , Tactless

564, Malapert Pert


Tart
Slut, Saucy
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565, Malcontent Dissatisfied
Disgruntled
Malcontent
Insurgent
Insurrectionary
Iconoclast, Maverick
Rebellious people
Coup detat
NEG: Coterie, caucus, clique, cohorts
Faction, gang
POS: Conclave, cabal

566, Malediction Anathema


Curse from church
Ex-communication
Gods curse by pope
Imprecation
Malediction
Interdiction
Proscribe
Outlawry, ban, Banishment

567, Maligner To damage one’s reputation Praise


Revile Laud
Malign
Slur
Aspersion

568, Malversation Filch Honest


Purloin Upright
Mulct (US) Truthful
Bilk (US) Integrity
Embezzle Probity
Peculate
Defalcate
Malversation
Malfeasance
Misappropriation

569, Mammon Avaricious Misery


Riches Poverty
Wealthy Penury
Nouveau riche Impoverished
Lucre Indigence
Affluence Impecunious
Opulence Pauperism
Pelf Destitution
Mammon Privation
Parvenu Thrifty (+)
Upstart Frugal (+)
Husbandry (+)
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570, Manumit Free Enslave
Liberated (Country)
Emancipate (Women)

571, Martinet Disciplinarian Latitudinarian


Stickler
Strict Person
Rectitude

572, Matrix Source


Umbilical

573, Maudlin Sentimental Drinker


SEC: Guzzler group

574, Maxim Proverb Platitude,


Dictum Truism
Adage Banal, Trite
Saw Inane,
Maxim Quotidian
Homily Cliché,
Apothegm Hackneyed
Aphorism
Epigram
Pithy
Sententious
Precept
Gnome, Byword

575, Meander I Meaning: Aimless, Casual


Amble, Unmethodical
Stroll, Saunter
Jaunt, Discursive
Ramble, Maunder
Meander, Digressive
II Meaning: Labyrinth, Maze, Rigmarole

576, Mélange (Fr) Heterogeneous Homogeneous


Farrago, Farraginous Monolithic
Mélange
Pot-Pourri
Hotch-potch
Hodge-podge
olla podrida

577, Melee (Fr) Fight


Affray
Fracas
Skirmish

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578, Mellifluence Euphonious Creaking
Musical Croaking
Melodious Jarring
Mellifluent Grating
Dulcet Staccato

579, Ménage Furniture


Chattel
Household
Passive Wives
Property
Ménage

580, Mendacious False Truthful


Mendacious, Mendacity Canonical
Unauthentic Authentic
Apocryphal Factual
Fictitious Veracity,
Uncanonical * Veracious
Mythical Verisimilitude
Legendary Straight from
SEC: Parable, Fable, Allegory, Apologue horses’ mouth

581, Mephitic Foul, Stench Salubrious


Poisonous Salutary
Mephitic, Miasmatic Wholesome
Noisome, Noxious Healthy
Fetid, Feculent
Putrid, Putrefaction
Morbific *
SEC: Pestilential
Scourge

582, Meretricious Bedizened Somber


Over adorned Sober
Over-decorative Plain
outlandish
garish
tawdry
dowdy
Meretricious
Bizarre
Gaudy

583, Miasma See 581 MEPHITIC

584, Milksop Mollycoddle


Sissy
Effeminate Males
Namby-Pamby

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585, Minion Favorite
Lackey
Flunky
Sycophant
Flatterer
Toady
Stooge
Parasitic
Minion
(Valet, Footman)
Acolyte- Religious follower (+)

586, Misconstrue Misunderstand


Misinterpret

587, Miscreant Felony

588, Mite Tiny Coin


Atomic
Particle
Whit
Modicum
Iota
Scintilla

589, Mitigate Abate Aggravate


Allay Worsen
Alleviate Deteriorate
Mitigate
Ameliorate
Lessen
Reduce
Slacken
Assuage
Diminish

590,Mollify Soothing Language Provoke


Placate Needle(US)
Appease Incite
Propitiate Instigate
Pacify
Mitigate
Soften
Mollify
Console

591, Morbific See 581 MEPHITIC

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592, Mordacious Abusive language
Severe, Biting, Caustic, Sharp
Piquant
Sarcastic
Mordacious
Fulminate
Fusillade
Expletive
Trenchant
Invective
Vituperative
Opprobrium, opprobrious
Scurrilous
Truculence

593, Mormon Religious


Godly

594, Motley People from diverse walks of life


Variegated
Pied
Mottled

595, Mountebank Cheat Honest


Gull, Dupe Upright
Defraud Integrity
Mountebank Probity
Deceive Truthful
Hoodwink
Mulct, Bilk
Rel family: Filch, purloin

596, Multiloquence Talkative


Multiloquent
Voluble
Garrulous men
Loquacious women

597, Mummery Ritualistic ceremony


Ridiculous ceremonial; religious ritual
regarded as silly or hypocritical

598, Mundane Ordinary


Commonplace

599, Munificence Philanthropic Mean


Largesse, Bountiful, Munificence Unkind
Generous, Magnanimous
Extravagant & Lavish

600, Mutable Flux, Change


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601, Mutation See 600 MUTABLE

602, Muzzle Protective gear


Snout
Suppress
Prevent
SEC: Nozle

603, Myopic Short sighted


Near sighted
Purblind

604, Myth See 580 MENDACIOUS

605, Myriad Numerous


(Of colors, Stars)

606, Mystify Confused


confounded
perplexed
Puzzled
Baffled
Nonplused
Flabbergasted
Bamboozled, Mystify
Stymied
Stultified
Stupefied
Flummoxed

607, Naiad Allusive


Water-nymph
Fairy
(Women who are hard to see)

608, Naïveté Credulous Crafty


People who easily believe others Vulpine
Naïve, Simpleton Disingenuous
Gullible, Ingenuous Artful
Frank, Open, Candid Shrewd
Guileless Perspicacious
Artless

609, Namby-Pamby Nonsense


Hanky-Panky
Silly
Frivolous
Senseless
Shilly-Shally
Dilly-Dally
See also 584 MILKSOP
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610, Naught Nothing
Nought (Zero)

611, Narcotic Anodyne


Pain Reliever
Analgesic
Lenitive
Palliative
Narcotic
Sedative
Soporific
Somnific *
Emollient
Demulcent
Balm - Gilead
Opium, Opiate

612, Nebulous Cloudy Azure


Opaque Transparent
Turbid (Water) Clear
Murky (Night) Limpid
Nebulous Incandescent
Luminescent

613, Necrology Obituary

614, Necromancer Witchcraft


Theurgist
Black Magic
Shaman
Sorcerer
Voodoo
Milder:
Magician
Juggler
Wizard
Conjurer
(Merlin)

615, Necropolis Cemetery


Burial ground
Graveyard
Mortuary
Ossuary, Charnel house

616, Neologism Coining new words

617, Neophyte Inexperienced person Veteran


Fledgling, Beginner Expert
Tyro, Greenhorn, Callow Master
Neophyte, Novice, Proselyte Virtuosity
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618, Neoteric Contemporary Fashion
Vogue
Beau monde
(Sartorial & Tonsorial)

619, Nestle Cuddle


Coddle
Nurture
Snuggle

620, Nicety Accuracy


Precision
SECONDARY: Fastidious, finicky group

621,Niche Nook
Corner
Cranny

622, Niggardly Miserly Extravagant


Stingy Lavish
Skinflint(US) Spendthrift
Parsimonious, Niggardly Squander
Curmudgeon, Codger Prodigal
Tight wart, Tightfisted Generous
Thrifty, Frugal, Husbandry (+) Duck&Drake
Provident(+)

623, Nihilism, Nihility Non-existent, Existentialism


Nothingness

624, Ninny Silly Intelligence


Foolish Perspicacity
Stupid Wise
Obtuse Clever
Bovine Sapient
Asinine sagacious
Fatuous astute
Doltish
Nit-wit
Ninny
Nincompoop
Numskull
Dullard
Dunce
Blockhead
Dunderhead
Demented
Imbecile
Moronic
Cretin
Idiot
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625, Noblesse Aristocrat Hot polloi
Patrician Rabble
Scion Lumpkin
Mandarin Groundling
Noblesse-Oblige Plebian
Blue Blooded Yokel

626, Nonage Minor Regent


Pupilage Guardian
Tutelage
Protégé

627, Nonchalance Indifferent Pity


nonchalant Commiseration
Insouciance Sympathy
Apathetic Empathy
Callous Care
Ruthless Concern
Heartless Solicitude
Merciless Compassion
Clemency

628, Nonpareil No equal


Unequalled
Peerless
Unparalleled
sui generic *
Outstanding
Genius

629, Nosegay Bouquet Wreath


Posy
Posey
Flowers

630, Noxious Foul, Stench Salubrious


Poisonous Salutary
Mephitic, Miasmatic Wholesome
Noisome, Noxious Healthy
Fetid, Feculent
Putrid, Putrefaction
Morbific *
SEC: Pestilential
Scourge

631, Nugget Words of wisdom


Golden oar

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632, Nullify Repeal (in Parliament) Retain status
Rescind (Superior --- Inferior) quo
Quash (Judges)
Revoke(Suspension, appointment)
Countermand (an election)
Cancel
Abolish, Abrogate
Annul, Invalidate
Nullify

633, Numskull See 624 NINNY

634, Nurture Nourish


Foster
Feed

635, Oaf Stupid Person


Vagabond
Waif
Vagrant
Wastrel
Lubber
Lout
Tramp
Hobo
Oaf

636, Obduracy Stubborn Pliable


and Obstinate Amenable
637, Obdurate Obdurate Flexible
Contumacious Pliant
Intransigent Suppliant
Froward *
Refractory
Mulish(US)
Wayward
Intractable
POS:
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Perseverance
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

638, Obeisance Curtsy


Bow
Salutation
Respect

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639, Obelisk Pier
Pillar

640, Obese Fat


Obese
Corpulent
Portly
Buxom

641, Obfuscate Befuddle


Obfuscate
Unclear

642, Objurgate Scold


Chide
Upbraid
Reproach
Reprove
Admonish (UK)
Censure
Rebuke
Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate, Berate
Objurgate
Admonish (US)
Chastise
Castigate

643, Oblige Constrained Volitional


Feign Voluntary
Compel
Bounded

644, Oblique Indirect reference Direct


Allusive St. Forward
Innuendo Pointed
NEG: Insinuate
Slant, Inclined

645, Obliterate Erase


Rub-out
Delete
Expunge
Obliterate
Blot-out
Efface
Deface

646, Oblivious Forgetful


Unaware
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647, Obloquy Detraction
Defamation
Slander
Calumny
Vilification
Obloquy
Traduce
Libel
Revile family of words.

648, Obnoxious Repulsive


Loathsome
Detestable
Hateful
Repugnant
Odious, Odium
Abominable
(Invidious)

649, Obscene Vulgar


Coarse
Obscene posture
Crude

650, Obscure Unfathomable Obvious


Profound Lucid
Arcane Ostensible
Obscure Edify
Difficult to understand Plain
Incomprehensible
Abstruse
Recondite
Secret, Hidden, Unseen

651, Obsequies Connected with funeral


Rituals and ceremonies
Exequies & Obsequies
Lamentation
Dirge
Monody
Threnody
Epicedium
Jeremiad
Ululation
Requiem
Cortege
Hearse
Wreath
Lilac (US), Chrysanthemum (UK)
Yew tree

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652, Obsequious Servile Mandate
Fawning Decree
Obsequious Behest
Bondman Injunction
Thralldom

653, Obstinacy See 636 OBDURACY

654, Obstreperous Boisterous (Children)


Clamorous (workers)
Obstreperous (Bosses), Tumultuous

655, Obtest To urge solemnly Order


Beg Command
Beseech
Implore, Obtest
Adjure
Entreaty
Importunate
Supplication
(Genuflection, Exhort, Hortatory)

656, Obtrude Intrude


Barge in
Interference
Invade someone’s privacy

657, Obtuse See 624 NINNY

658, Obviate Preclude


Remove

659, Occasional Done infrequently


Casually
Not done often
Sporadic (Violence)

660, Occlude Block in the flow of blood


Stenosis
Occlusion
Stanch
Hinder, Hamper, Block, Trammel

661, Oddity Eccentric Normal


Singularities
Idiosyncrasies
Oddities
Queer
Quaint
Quixotic
Johnsonian
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662, Odious See 648 OBNOXIOUS
and
663, Odium

664, Odorous Fragrant Malodorous


Scented Noxious
Balmy Noisome
Redolent
Whiff

665, Offal Garbage Can


Putrid matter, Putrefaction

666, Offend Umbrage


Affront
Insult

667, Officious Meddlesome


Interfering

668, Ogee Serrated


Cyma
Wavy

669, Ogle Eyeing a women


Leer

670, Ogre Monster


Hobgoblin

671, Oily Glib Tongued


Smooth Talking
Lubricous
Oily
Unctuous
Con man
Oleaginous

672, Omen Ominous


Premonition
Prescient
Precognition
Augury
(Presage)

673, Onerous Burdensome


Responsible office

674, Opine Assert, Declare


Pronounce, Opine(US)
Affirm, State, Aver(US)
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675, Opportune Right moment
Timely
Auspicious(Ind)
Proper
Suitable
Politic

676, Opprobrious Abusive language


Severe, Biting, Caustic, Sharp
Piquant
Sarcastic
Mordacious
Fulminate
Fusillade
Expletive
Trenchant
Invective
Vituperative
Opprobrium, opprobrious
Scurrilous
Truculence

677, Opulence Wealth Misery


Nouveau Riche Poverty
Parvenu Penury
Upstart Impoverished
Riches Indigence
Affluence Impecunious
Opulence Pauperism
Pelf Destitution
Aggrandize Privation
Lucre Thrifty (+)
Mammon Frugal (+)
Avarice Husbandry (+)

678, Oracular Prophetic


Seer
Oracular
Delphic
Epiphany
Sibylline
mystical
Visionary
Apocalyptic
Portentous
Ominous

679, Ordure Dung


Excrement
Faeces

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680, Orgies Mixed party(men & women)
Drinking heavily and indulging in sex

681, Orifice Tiny opening


Aperture

682, Orison Normally a woman who dress in white for


the prayer with bible in hand
Woman who is always praying

683, Ostentation Glamorous Plain


Flamboyant Ascetic
Decorated Spartan
Flaunting
Showing
Lavish display of wealth
Extravagant
Outré

684, Ostracism Social boycott

685, Otiose Redundant Novel


Excessive New
Superfluous
Blasé
Satiated, Sated, Satiety
Cloyed
Surfeited
Otiose
Lazy
Indolent

686, Outré See 683 OSTENTATION

687, Overture Beginning of playing of musical


instrument
Make peace with friends
Make pass at a women

688, Pacific Calm Turbulent


Serene Agitated
Tranquil Violent
Placid
Halcyon
Peace

689, Pachyderm Thick skinned animal


Elephant, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus
Behemoth – mammoth animals (100 feet)
Leviathan- Huge

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690, Paean High praise
Praise -Approbation
Applaud -Plaudits
Commend -Commendation
Laud, Belaud* -Laudation
Extol -Encomium
Eulogize -Eulogy
Paean, Doxology
Panegyric-Formal citation award at the
National level.

691, Pagan Used by early Christians for referring Christian


(Archaic-old-not used) non-Christians(Jews) Loyalist
Heathen Faithful
Infidel (used by Muslims) Fidelity
Fealty
Allegiance

692,Pageant Spectacle
Tableau
Float

693, Palliate Anodyne Stimulate


and Pain Reliever Rejuvenate
694, Palliative Analgesic
Lenitive
Palliative
Narcotic
Sedative
Soporific
Somnific *
Emollient
Demulcent
Gilead
Opium, Opiate

695, Pallid(US) Wan(US)


Cadaver(UK)
Corpse(UK)

696, Palter Equivocate Precise


Ambiguous Concise
(Ambivalent) Pointed
Succinct
697, Paltry Small
Trivial
Insignificant
(Frivolous)

698, Panacea Cure all, Magic cure


Universal Medicine
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699, Pander Procurer
Pimp
Solicitor, Lawyer
(Tout)

700, Panegyric
and See 690 PAEAN
701,panegyrical

702,pantomime Charade – dumb play


Mime
Masque
Burlesque
Parody
Caricature

703,parable Wise Saying(usually those found in bible)


Fable
Allegory
Apologue

704,paradigm A picture of perfection


Example
Model
Exemplar, Paragon

705,paragon Women who is beautiful


Man who is virtuous
Exemplar
Model

706,paralogism Sophism
Sophistry
Specious reasoning
False logic

707,paramour Lover (Illicit partner of a married person)


Mistress
Concubine

708,parasite Lackey
Flunky
Sycophant
Flatterer
Toady
Stooge
Parasitic, Leech
Minion
Acolyte- Religious follower (+)
(Valet, Footman)
(Symbiotic(+) )
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709,parity Equality Disparity
Egalitarian Unequal
Equity(Sometimes used for shares)

710,parlance Terminology
(Jargon, Argot, Phraseology, Patter)

711

712,parody Exaggerated situation that causes humor


Burlesque
Caricature

713,paroxysm Fit
(Of anger, Of laughter) Convulsions
Spasm
Paroxysm

714,parricide Patricide(US)
Killing a near relative(Like Father, Uncle,
Nephew, Brother-in-Law)(UK)
Treason(UK)

715,parry Ward off


Evade
Fencing

716,parsimonious Miserly Generous


Stingy Extravagant
Skinflint(US) Lavish
Parsimonious Spendthrift
Niggardly Squander
Codger, Curmudgeon Prodigal
Tight wart, Tightfisted Generous
Thrifty, Frugal, Husbandry (+) Duck&Drake
Provident(+)

717,parvenu Wealth Misery


(Fr) Nouveau Riche Poverty
Parvenu Penury
Upstart Impoverished
Riches Indigence
Affluence Impecunious
Opulence Pauperism
Pelf Destitution
Aggrandize Privation
Lucre
Mammon
Avarice

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718,pasquin Attack against political rival
Lampoon
Pasquinade
Squib
Satire

719,passé Out of fashion Vogue


Outdated Neoteric
Outmoded Beau monde
Obsolete
Antiquated
Archaic
Antediluvian

720,pastiche Mosaic design of different things


Collage
Montage
Mélange
Medley

721,patois Dialect
(Fr) (Patois is only spoken)
Creole, Lingo (In a context)

722, patronymic Surname


Cognomen

723,paucity Deficiency of something


(Of Money, Of funds) Scarcity (of water)
Paucity (of money)
Dearth (People)
Shortage, Scanty

724,pauperism Misery Affluence


Poverty Opulence
Penury Lucre
Impoverished Mammon
Indigence Nouveau riche
Impecunious Purloin
Pauperism
Destitution
Privation

725,peccadillo Minor Sin


Venial
Iniquity –Major sin
Peccant – Faulty ( also Unhealthy)

726,peccant Erring
Sinful, Guilty
See also 725 PECCADILLO
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727,peculate Filch Honest
Purloin Upright
Mulct (US) Truthful
Bilk (US) Integrity
Embezzle Probity
Peculate
Defalcate
Malversation
Malfeasance
Misappropriation

728,pellucid Clear Turbid


Beautiful Murky
Lucid Opaque
Pure Nebulous
Transparent
Crystal Clear eyes
Gelly-like
Pellucid

729,penchant Lean
Slant
Inclination
Bent
Flair
Predilection
Penchant (+)
Proclivity (-)
Propensity

730,penitence Regret (Recidivist)


Remorse
Repentant
Contrition
Penitent
SECONDARY: Qualms
Compunction
Twinge
Pain
Casuistry

731,perdition Damnation Redemption


Soul in hell –it is damned Salvation
Limbo
Limbus
Hell
Hades, Stygian

732,peregrination Globe-trotter, Always on the move


Traveling world over
Peripatetic, Perambulate, Nomadic
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733,perfidious Treacherous Loyalty
Insidious Allegiance
Spiteful fidelity(spouse)
Malevolent fealty
Flagitious
Disloyal
Dishonest
Wicked, Perfidious, Slyly, (Baleful),
Quisling, Malicious (SEC)

734,perfunctory Cursory
Casual
Off the cuff manner
Prima-facie –superficial view
Cavalier like
Unmethodically

735,perigee Closest point from equator


Nearest
Lowest

736,pernicious Deadly
Fell
Disease that has no cure (Ex: AIDS)
Anemic Condition

737,persiflage Clown, Buffoon (Wearing a Motley) ASININE


Merry-andrew group
Harlequin, Harlequinade
Droll, Drollery
Persiflage, Badinage
Raillery
Banter
SECONDARY:
Twit & Taunt, Frivolous
Tease, Mock, Challenge & joke

738,perspicacious Razor Sharp intellect


Shrewd
Astute
Clever
Sagacious
Sapient
Perspicacious (Stronger)

739,pert Malapert Timid


Tart Polite
Slut, Saucy Modest

740,pervious Seeps through


Penetrates, Permeable
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741,petulant Captious Equanimity
Carp Composure
Cavil Poise
Querulous
Petulant
Peevish
Piquant
Chagrin
Irked
Ire
Fret
Fume
Chafe

742,phlegmatic Slow to react


Stolid
Lethargic, Dull witted person

743, Pharisaical Zealot Catholic


Fanatic Cosmopolitan
Fundamentalist Broadminded
Bigot Secular
Puritan, Cant Tolerant
Pharisaical Eclectic
Humbug
Hypocrisy

744,pique See 741 PETULANT

745,pithy Proverb Platitude,


Dictum Truism
Adage Banal, Trite
Saw Inane,
Maxim Quotidian
Homily Cliché,
Apothegm Hackneyed
Aphorism
Epigram
Pithy
Sententious
Precept
Gnome, Byword

746,plaintive Melancholy
Doleful
Dolorous
Sad

747,platitude Common place, Hackneyed


Truism, Platitude, Banal, Trite
Quotidian, Inane, Cliché
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748,placate Soothing Language Provoke
Mollify Needle(US)
Placate Incite
Pacify Insinuate
Assuasive
Appease, Propitiate, Mitigate
Soften, Console

749,plebian Trades folk, Aristocrat


Trades people Blue Blooded
Merchant Class (UK) Patrician
Vaisyas (Ind) Scion
Hoi polloi (US) Mandarin
Rabble Noblesse-
Canaille Oblige
Lumpkin
Groundling
Plebian
Publican
Yokel
Common man

750,polity Method of government

751,poltroon Meek Courageous


Timid Brave
Timorous Intrepid
Cowardly Bold
Cowardice Audacity
Dastardly Reckless
Craven Daring
Poltroon(rank coward) Foolhardy
Pusillanimous Valorous

752,portend Impending calamity


Ominous(writing on the wall)
Augury
Premonition
Precognition, Prescient, Presage
Omen

753,potentate Puissant
Mighty king
Powerful

754,pragmatic Practical Idealist


Pragmatic Utopian
Feet on terraform Quixotic
Down to earth
Realistic

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755,predilection See 729 PENCHANT

756,preface Introduction Epilogue


Prologue Peroration
Foreword Appendix
Proem
Preamble
Exordium
Preface

757,preposterous Ridiculous Sensible


Foolish Rational
Absurd Cogent
Ludicrous Cohesive
Obtuse, Silly, Fatuous, Doltish, Stupid
Preposterous

758,prevaricate Fact that is distorted Honest


Twisted Upright
Travesty Truthful
Garble Integrity
Convoluted Probity
Gnarled
Warped

759,pristine Uncontaminated
Pure and beautiful
Unpolluted
(Of a Vestal Virgin)

760,proclivity See 729 PENCHANT

761,procrastinate Defer Punctual


Delay Prompt
Postpone
Lag
Adjourn

762,profane Desecrate Consecrate


Defile Sanctify
Sacrilegious Sanctimonious
Profane Sanctum
Blasphemous Sanctorum
Showing Disrespect for a place of worship Sacrosanct
Purify

763,profligate Spendthrift, Extravagant, Prodigal, Lavish


See also See 524 LASCIVIOUS

764,propinquity Nearness, Proximity


Closeness, Contiguous
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765,proscription Banishment, Anathema
Ex-communication
Gods curse by pope
Imprecation
Malediction
Interdiction
Proscribe
Outlawry, ban

766,proselyte Neophyte, Novice, Proselyte Veteran


Inexperienced person Expert
Fledgling, Beginner Master
Tyro, Greenhorn, Callow Virtuosity

767,proxy Substitute
Deputy
Surrogate (motherhood)

768,puerile Childish Sophisticated


Immature, Foolish, Silly

769,pugnacious Bellicose Pacifist


Belligerent Calm
Pugnacious
Jingoism
War-mongering

770,puissant See 753 POTENTATE

771,pulchritude Ineffable beauty


Beauty which Is indescribable

772,punctilious Hard to please Carefree


Fussy Careless
Finicky Nonchalant
Fastidious Cavalier
Squeamish (women)
Meticulous
Punctilious
Dainty
Demanding & Exacting
Pernickety

773,purlieu Bounds
Limits
Level of jurisdiction

774,purloin See 727 PECULATE

775,pusillanimous See 751 POLTROON


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776,putrefy Foul, Stench Salubrious
Poisonous Salutary
Mephitic, Miasmatic Wholesome
Noisome, Noxious Healthy
Fetid, Feculent
Putrid, Putrefaction
Morbific *
SEC: Pestilential
Scourge

777,pyromaniac Mania for starting fires

778,quack Does not have credentials he claims to


have.
Imposter
Charlatan
Cheat

779,quaff Dipsomaniac Teetotaler


Crapulous
Toper
Tippler
Sloshed
Sozzled
Sot
Inebriated
Alcoholic
Guzzler
Quaffer

780,quagmire Fen
Morass
Slough
Marshy area

781,quail Cower, Shrink, Blench, Blanch

782,quaint Dress in odd, funny fashion, but attractive


Queer, Quixotic
Oddity, Singularity, Idiosyncrasy

783,qualm Qualms
Compunction
Twinge
Pain
Casuistry

784,quandary Dilemma, Predicament


Dire straits, Harrowing, Double minded
Dithering, Vacillate, Indecisive
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785,quash Repeal (in Parliament) Retain status
Rescind (Superior --- Inferior) quo
Quash (Judges)
Revoke(Suspension, appointment)
Countermand (an election)
Cancel
Abolish
Annul, Invalidate
Nullify

786,quaver Tremble
Shake, Trepidation
Quiver

787,queer See 782 QUAINT

788,quell Suppressive forcibly


Stop
Prevent

789,quench Sate (Thirst)


Put out, Douse

790,querulous Captious Composure


Carp Equanimity
Cavil Poise
Querulous
Petulant
Peevish
Piquant
Chagrin
Irked
Ire
Fret
Fume
Chafe

791,quibble Beat around the bush


Evasive
Circumlocution
Verbiage, Verbosity

792,quid pro quo On a reciprocal basis


Tit for tat (Revengeful) (-)

793,quiescent Dormant
Inactive

794,quirk Twist
Trick

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795,quietus Final settlement with god, Peace with god
(For a dying person) Acquittance
Settlement

796,quixotic Eccentric, Idealist(US)


Singularities, Idiosyncrasies, Oddities
Queer, Quaint, Quixotic
Johnsonian

797,rabble See 749 PLEBIAN

798,rabid Maniacal Dislike


Furious
Implacable Hatred

799,rack Torture

800,radiance Inner glow & Happiness

801,ragamuffin Street urchin, Street Arab


Vagrant, Gypsy, Hobo, Wastrel
Tramp, Oaf, Oafish, Lout
Vagabond, Waif, Lubber, guttersnipe

802,rake Vulgar talk in sex Virtuous


Concupiscent-church word, Carnal Pure
Prurient, Ribald Chaste
Smutty, Bawdy(jokes) Vestal
Risqué, Lewd, Salacious Continence
Lascivious, Lecherous Celibate
Licentious, Libidinous
Lickerish, Lubricous
Dissolute, Depravity(dissipated)
Debauch, Profligate, Philanderer
Libertine, Rake
Roué
Lothario
Casanova
Don Juan
Satyr
Women:
siren
seductress
wanton
Voluptuary
rant
nymphomaniac
fan-fatalle:
Circe the enchantress
lamia the vampire
medusa the gorgon
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803,raillery Clown, Buffoon Serious
merry-andrew Grave
Harlequinade Sober
Droll, Drollery .
Persiflage, Badinage
Raillery, Banter
SECONDARY:
Twit & Taunt
Tease, Mock, Challenge & joke
Slight hearted mirth

804,rakish Quaint fashioned dress


See also 802 RAKE

805,ramble Wander Pointed


Desultory Concise
Aimless Precise
Casual Succinct
Amble
Unmethodical
Stroll, Saunter
Jaunt
Discursive
Ramble
Maunder, Meander
Digressive

806,ramification Divergence
Branching out
Forking out

807,rampant Found everywhere


Prevalent, Dominant
Ubiquitous
Rife, Widespread

808,rancid Putrid Salubrious


Putrefaction Salutary
Stale Wholesome
Not Fresh Healthy
Decompose
Fusty
Musty

809,rancour Bitter, Ill will


Animosity, Animus
Acrimonious
Inimical
Hostility

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810,rank Total, Absolute, Complete
Consummate
Unscrupulous
Scant, Scullion, Knave, Rascal

811,rant Declaim
Spout
Shout at the top of voice, Spit Venom
Rave

812,rapacious Large scale looting


and Depredation
813,rapine Spoliation
Despoil
Ravage
Marauding
Rapacious, Rapacity
Rapine
Plunder
Loot
Pillage (Of churches, temples)

814,rapt Lost
Transported
Far away

815,rapturous Very Happy


Delirious
Bliss, Beatitude, Holy joy
Ecstasy
Rapturous
Pleasure

816,ratify Corroborate
Confirm

817,ratiocination Reasoning
Syllogism, Syllogistic
Argumentation
Deduction

818,rationale Reason
raison d'être

819,raucous Laughter
Drunken laughter
40 to 50 people laughing at the same time
Guffaw

820,ravage See 812 RAPACIOUS

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821,ravenous Voracious
Appetite
Hunger
Gargantuan
Gourmandize

822,ravish Deflower, Rape

823,ravine Canyon
Gorge
Gulch
Chasm
SEC: Abyss, Cleft

824,rebellious Dissatisfied, Disgruntled


Malcontent
Insurgent, Insurrectionary
Iconoclast, Maverick
Rebellious people
Coup detat, Junta
NEG: Coterie, caucus, clique, cohorts
Faction, gang
SEC: Conclave, cabal, Non-Conformist

825,rebuke Scold, Chide


Upbraid
Reproach
Reprove
Admonish (UK)
Censure
Rebuke
Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate, Berate
Objurgate
Admonish (US)
Chastise
Castigate

826,rebuff Insult
Oppose
Affront, Umbrage

827,recalcitrant Stubborn, Obstinate


Obdurate, Contumacious
Intransigent, Froward *
Refractory, Mulish(US) Pliable
Wayward, Intractable Amenable
POS: Flexible
Pertinacious, Tenacious, Perseverance Pliant
Indefatigable, Dogged, Indomitable Suppliant
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828,recant Renounce Fidelity
Recusant Faithful
Non-Conformist Loyal
Apostate Allegiance
Renegade Fealty
Recreant

829,recherché Rare, Uncommon


Delicate
Exquisite
Research in a difficult area

830,reciprocate Quid pro quo


Return a favor

831,recluse Hermit
Anchoret
anchorite
Solitary
Recluse
Eremite

832,recondite Unfathomable, Profound, Arcane, Obvious


Obscure Lucid
Difficult to understand Ostensible
Incomprehensible, Abstruse, Recondite, Edify
Secret, Hidden, Unseen Plain

833,reconnoitere Spy
Survey
Inspect
Examine
Reconnaissance flight

834,recreant See 828 RECANT

835,rectitude Morally upright Reprobate


Integrity Turpitude
Probity
Stickler, Martinet

836,recumbent Leaning Prostrate


Lying Backwards (Posture)
A good for nothing fellow
Posture
Reclining
Lounging

837,recusant See 828 RECANT

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838,redolent Fragrance Stench
Sweet-scented Foul
Odoriferous Malodorous
Perfumed

839,redress Social Justice


(For Grievance) One’s Grievance

840,refluence Backward flow of water


Regurgitate

841,refractory Stubborn Pliable


Obstinate Flexible
Obdurate Amenable
Contumacious Pliant
Froward * Suppliant
Intransigent Amicable
Refractory
Mulish(US)
Wayward
Intractable
Unrelenting, Unyielding
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Persevering
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

842,refulgent Dazzling Coruscated


Scintillating Dull
Refulgent Opaque
Effulgent Turbid
Resplendent Murky
Transplendent * Cloudy
Bedizen Nebulous

843,refute Deny Accept


Reject Accede
Repudiate
Retract
Confute
Volte-face

844,regale Raconteur
Nice Stories

845,regalia Medallions
Heavily Decorated War heroes
Insignia, Emblem
Signet, Decorating
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846,regress Backward step in time Progress
Retrocession
Retrogression

847,relegate Transfer Power


Delegate
Assign
Consign

848,relent Yield after pressure Dogmatic


Soften
Capitulate
Surrender

849,relinquish Quit
Waive
Renounce

850,remonstrance Protest vociferously


Expostulate

851,

852,

853,remorse Regret
Remorse
Repentant
Contrition
Penitent (Recidivist)
SECONDARY: Qualms
Compunction
Twinge
Pain
Casuistry

854,rendition Translation
Rendering
Transcription

855,renegade Give up his religious beliefs Fidelity


Apostate Faithful
Renegade Loyal
Recreant Allegiance
Fugitive Fealty
Renounce, Recusant, Non-Conformist

856,repartee Rejoinder
Retort
Wit, Witticism
Sharp, Fits in very beautiful
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857,repeal Repeal (in Parliament) Retain status
Rescind (Superior --- Inferior) quo
Quash (Judges)
Revoke(Suspension, appointment)
Countermand (an election)
Cancel
Abolish, Abrogate
Annul, Invalidate
Nullify

858,repine Yearning for something which leads to


nostalgic memories (UK)
Reflect(US)

859,repletion Overflowing Depletion


Replete
Joy, Happiness
Satiety, Surfeit

860,repository People who are custodians of something


Repository of Knowledge
Container
Depository(US)
Magazine(US)
Custodial
(Confluence)

861,requital Reciprocate (For love)


Quid pro quo
Tit for Tat

862,reprehend Strong censure for band conduct or


and misdemeanor
863,reprehensible Unmoral
(Decry, Deplore, Felony)
Blamable

864,repress Repression of urges


Subdue
Subjugate
Trammel
Suppress
Crush

865,reprieve Lease of life


Relief
Pardon
Acquit

866,reprobate Immoral, Laxity in morality Rectitude


Turpitude
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867,reproof Scold
and Chide
868,reprove Upbraid
Reproach
Reprove
Admonish (UK)
Censure
Rebuke
Reprimand
Stronger Words:
Rate, Berate
Objurgate
Admonish (US)
Chastise
Castigate

869,repudiate Discard
Deny
Reject
Refute, Retract
Refuse, Repudiate
Confute, Volte-face

870,repugnance Repulsive
Loathsome
Detestable
Hateful
Repugnant
Odious, Odium
Abominable, Obnoxious
(Invidious)

871,requite Compensate
Repay
Quid pro quo
Tit for tat
Reciprocity

872,rescind See 857 REPEAL

873,resplendent See 842 REFULGENT

874,retard Hinder
Prevent
Hamper
Thwart
Retrogression
Filibuster
Trammel
SEC: Stenosis, Choke, Block, Stanch
Impede, Clog (of blood)
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875,retribution Divine justice
Nemesis

876,retrocede
and See 846 REGRESS
877,retrogression

878,reveler Merry making


Drink Heavily
Celebrating
Festive mood, Festive Occasion
Noisy, Boisterous, Clamorous
Jocose, Jocular, Jolly

879,revile Revile Praise


Malign Laud
Slur
Aspersion
Rel groups: Slander, Calumny group
: Disparage. Belittle

880,ribald See 802 RAKE

881,rife Widely prevalent or predominant


(Rumors) Dominant
Rampant (Corruption)
Ubiquitous (Cockroach)
Omnipresent (God)

882,rigmarole Labyrinth
Maze
Rigmarole
SEC: Puzzle, Riddle, Conundrum
Mystery, Enigma

883,rile(US) Provoke
Instigate
Incite
Rile
Needle(US)
(Foment)

884,risible Mocking Laughter


Facetious
Risible
Sardonic
Raucous
SEC: Jeer, Fleer, Leer

885,rive Cut, Rend, Rent


Shaping
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886,rodomontade Brag Humble
Boast Humility
Vaunt Modest
Gloat Meek
Swagger Timid
Thrasonical Timorous
Gasconade
Rodomontade
Cock-a-hoop
Roisterer
Blusterer
Vainglorious
Braggart, Braggadocio &Swaggerer

887,roisterer Drunken Boaster


See also 886 RODOMONTADE

888,rublicund Ruddy, Good looks Frail


Reddish & Roundish Feeble
Robust, Florid Weak
Rosette (Women)

889,sacrilege Desecrate Consecrate


Defile Sanctify
Sacrilegious Sanctimonious
Profane Sanctum
Blasphemous Sanctorum
Showing Disrespect for a place of worship Sacrosanct
Purify

890,sacrosanct Sacred
Holy
Hallowed

891,sagacity Sapient ASININE


Sagacious group
Wise
Razor Sharp intellect
Shrewd
Astute
Clever
Perspicacious (Stronger)

892,sallow Yellow Ruddy


Pale complexion, Anemic Rosette
SEC: Pallid, Wan (US), Cadaverous Rubicund

893,salubrious Wholesome MEPHITIC


Healthy Group
Salutary
Salubrious
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894,sanguine Optimistic Cynic
Hopeful Pessimistic

895,sardonic See 884 RISIBLE

896,saucy Impudent, Brazen


Pert, Malapert, Slut,
Tart, Insolent

897,savoir-faire Tactful (Diplomacy)


Polish
Polite

898,scintillate See 842 REFULGENT

899,scraggy Uneven Growth, Jagged Tidy


Ragged Primp

900,sententious See 745 PITHY

901,similitude Akin
Similarity
Alike

902,sine qua non Indispensable


Essential

903,shibboleth Password (For Success)


(For Success) Secret Word for success

904,slobber Slaver Cohesive


Blabber Rational
Drivel
Drool

905,smutty See 802 RAKE

906,sneer Contemptuous Polite


Mock , Scorn Cultured
Scoff, Sneer Suave
Deride, Derision, Derisive Composure
Jeer, Fleer Poise
Gibe, Ridicule Equanimity
(Twit & Taunt)

907,snivel Whimper
Whine

908,solecism Error in grammar


Spoonerism
Malapropism
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909,somatic Bodily
Corporal, Corporeal

910,sophism Specious reasoning


False logic
Sophism, Sophistry
Paralogism, Casuistry, Quibbling

911,soporific Sleep Inducing Stimulate


Anodyne - Pain Reliever Rejuvenate
Analgesic Invigorating
Lenitive
Palliative
Narcotic
Sedative
Soporific
Somnific *
Emollient
Demulcent
Balm -Gilead
Opium, Opiate

912,specious See 910 SOPHISM

913,spume Froth
Foam
Waves lash against the rock a kind of
foam is produced

914,squeamish Hard to please Carefree


Fussy Careless
Finicky Nonchalant
Fastidious Cavalier
Squeamish (women) Indifferent
Meticulous
Punctilious
Dainty
Demanding & Exacting
Pernickety

915,squib Attack Verbally


Pasquinade (Attack against political rival)
Squib, Satire, Lampoon

916,staid Sedate &Dull Exciting


Drab Exhilarating
Staid, Stolid Stimulating
Dour, Dragness of life
Sober, Serious, Grave, (Uninteresting)

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917,stentorian Booming voice
Loud & Unpleasant
Strident
Clarion

918,stint Time is limited in a particular job


Short time

919,stolid Dull Alacrity


Phlegmatic Celerity
Slow, Tardy

920,strait A narrow path


A situation in which one needs to be
helped out (In “Dire Straits” )
Dilemma, Predicament, Quandary
Dire straits, Harrowing,
(Quagmire)

921,strangle Stifle
Choke
Strangle
Smother
Throttle

922,stratagem Ploy
Ruse
Trick
Deception, Inveigle, Strategy

923,strident See 917 STENTORIAN

924,stultify Confused
and Confounded
925,stupefy Bemused, Perplexed
and Puzzled
926,stymie Baffled
Nonplused
Flabbergasted
Bamboozled, Mystify
Stymied
Stultified
Stupefied
Flummoxed

927,sublunary Connected to moon


Worldly as opposed to idealistic, temporal

928,subrosa Secretly
Confidential

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929,subterfuge Evasive
See 922 STRATAGEM

930,succinct Concise Verbose


Precise Verbiage
Tersely Circumlocution
Pointedly Prolixity
In a nutshell, Shortness, Succinct, Brevity

931,sully Damage a Man’s reputation


Besmirch
Besmear, Bemire
Begrime
Sully
Tarnish
Stigmatize
Related word groups:
Calumny Group of words
Disparage Group of words
Revile Group of words

932,sumptuous Lavish meal or Dinner


(Of Lunch, Dinner) Luxurious Dinner

933,supercilious Impudence Polite


Brazenness Civil
Insolence Cultured
Effrontery Suave
Hauteur Urbane
Supercilious Refined
Contumely
Proud, Arrogant
Haughty
Contemptuous
Overbearing, Overweening

934,supernumerary Redundant
Excessive
Superannuated

935,supplicate Beg Order


Beseech Command
Implore At your behest
Obtest * Decree
Adjure
Entreaty
Importunity
Supplication (Strong)
Exhortation (Mild)
Hortatory
Genuflect
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936,surly Scowl
Sullen
Disgruntled look
Menacing look
Belligerent look

937,surreptitious Secretly Openly


Covertly Overtly
Stealthily Artless
Furtive Candidly
Clandestine

938,surrogate Deputy
( Of mothers) Substitute
Proxy

939,svelte Slender waist


Willowy
Slim
Svelte
Limber, Graceful, Flexible
Supple, Pliable
Lithe, Lissome

940, sycophant Servile person Master


Flunkey leader
Lackey captain
flatterer
sycophant
toady
stooge
parasitic
minion
acolyte(+)

941, sybarite Hedonist Ascetic


Sensualist Spartan
Voluptuary (Eremite
Cyrenaic* Anchoret
Stoic
Teetotaler)

942, taciturn Reticent Voluble


Incommunicado Talkative
Laconic Loquacious
Silent Multiloquent*
Reserved Garrulous
Mute

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943, tart Pert Lady like
Malapert Mild
Saucy Harmless
Sluts
OTHERS:
Acerbity
Acrimonious
Snarling
Sharp
Bitter
Pungent
Sour
Vinegary

944,tattle Meaningless talks


Prate
Prattle
Gibberish
Jabber
Babble
Tattle
Twaddle
Gabble
Chatter
Palaver
Bosh
Balderdash

945,tawdry Women who dresses in outlandish fashion Somber


Garish Plain
Outlandish Sober
Tawdry
Gaudy
Bedizened(poetic word)
Meretricious
Flashy

946, temerity Rashness Polite


Audacity Civil
Recklessness Cultured
Boldness Suave
Precipitancy Polished
Impudent
Arrogant

947,termagant A quarrel some woman Lady


Beldam, Harridan, Crone, Witch
Hag, Shrew
Termagant
Virago, Xantippe, Vixen
Jezebel
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948,testy Irritable-voice will reveal it. Composure
Irritable Poise
Peevish Equanimity
Petulance
Chagrin
Waspish
Fretful

949,theurgy Black magic


Necromancer
Shaman
Sorcerer
Witchcraft
MILD:
Wizard
Juggler
Magician
Conjure

950,thrall Hypnotize and keep under a spell Lord


Slavery - Thralldom Master
Bondman Captain
Villain Leader
Serf

951,thrasonical Vain Humble


Brag Humility
Braggart Meek
Bragging Timid
Boast Timorous
Gloat
Vaunt
Vainglorious
Cock-a-hoop
Rodomontade
Swagger
Swaggerer
Gasconade

952,threnody Monody
Jeremiad
Epicedium
Dirge
Lamentation
Requiem
Ululation

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953,tipple (or) tippler Alcoholic Teetotaler
Dipsomaniac
crapulous
Bibulous
Toper
Tippler
Guzzler
Quaffed
Slush
Sozzled
Inebriated

954,tirade Colloquy
Parley
Harangue
Diatribe
Tirade
Trenchant
Truculence
Logomachy*
Declamation
Censure
Invective
Fulminate
Fusillade
Vituperative, (Philippic)

955,titter Woman who laughs in a silly fashion


Giggle
Chuckle
Snigger
Snicker

956,tittle Small particle


Iota, Whit, Particle
Atom, Grain
Speck, Scrap, Bit
Scintilla, Modicum, Trace

957,torpor Slow, Sluggish


MILD:
Lazy, Lethargic, Indolent
STRONG:
lackadaisical
languorous, lassitude
The languid
Torpor, torpid
inert
comatose
catatonic
dead
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958,tortuous Roundabout
Circumlocution
Sinuous
Serpentine
Devious
Winding
Meandering

959,trammel Restrict
Confine
Clog
Hamper
Hinder
Impede
Shackle
Cramp

960,transient Evanescent Permanent


Ephemeral Lasting
Fugacious Durable
Fleeting
Momentary
Transitory
Brief
Impermanent
Volatile

961,transplendent Resplendent
Dazzle
Scintillate

962,transude Exude (confidence)


Strain
Percolate
Ooze
Filter
Permeate

963,travesty Distorted
Prevaricate
Garbled
Convoluted
Gnarled
SECONDARY:
Caricature
Burlesque
Parody
(Humorous)

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964,trenchant Severe
Caustic
Biting
Sharp
Piquant
Sarcastic
Fulminate
Fusillade
Expletive
Trenchant
Invective
Vituperative
Opprobrium
Scurrilous
Truculence

965,trepidation Tremble Valorous


Quirk Intrepid
Blench Courageous
Coward Brave
Serene
Tranquil

966,trill Sharp whistling sound made by a bird


Warble
Shake
Quaver

967,truncheon Steel rod-carried by police


Club
Bollard
Pound
Thrash
Beat

968,trundle Move heavily or noisily


Small wheel
Roll
Bowl
Revolve

969,tumbrel Farmers cart

970,tumid Swollen
Bloated
Inflated
Enlarged
Turgid

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971,turbulent Violent Calm
Agitated Serene
Clamorous Halcyon
Tumultuous Quiet
Riotous Placid
Uproarious Tranquil

972,turgid Swollen
Enlarged
Swelled
Inflated
Tumid

973,turpitude Evil
Wicked
Shameful
Depravity
Vileness
Villainy
Baseness
Meanness
Ignoble

974,tutelage Instruction
Pupilage
Protégé
Aegis
Protection
Guardianship
Care

975,twit To tease
Mock
Taunt
Challenging
Ridicule
reproach

976,ubiquity Omnipresent
[Related words Omniscient
Omnipotent]

977,ukase Russian court

978,ululation Wailing
See 952 THRENODY

979, umbilicus Source


Navel

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980,umbrage Affront
Offence
Resentment
Pique
Displeasure

981,unctuous Servile
Polite
Hypocritical
Glib-tongued, oily, greasy

982,upbraid MILD:
Rate
Berate
Chide
Reprove
Admonish(UK)
Rebuke
Censure
Reprimand
Reproach
Taunt
Condemn
Scold
STRONG:
Objurgate
Admonish(US)
Chastise
Castigate

983,uxorious Fond of wife Bluebeard


Wife beater

984,vacuous Void
Empty
Vacant
Unfilled

985,vapid Dull Exhilarating


Uninteresting Stimulate
Jejune
Bromidic
Stale

986,vacuity Emptiness
void

987,vaquero Cow boy(Spanish)

988,vaunt See 951 THRASONICAL

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989,varlet Young rascal
Rogue
Rascal
Knave
Scoundrel
Mountebank
Charlatan, Gamine
Street Arabs, Street Urchin (Guttersnipe)

990,verdant Green Barren


Fresh colored Sterile
Lush Arid
Viridity* Dry

991,verisimilitude Appearance of truth


Probability, Likeliness, Fiction
Veracity, Canonical
Authentic

992,vertigo Dizziness
giddiness
Sickness
Light headedness
Muzziness*

993,verve Vivacity
(for women) Pep and bounce
Vitality, Vigor, Exuberance
Briskness
Buoyant, Blithe(US),Lively, Animated

994,vicissitude Change Stable


Mutation
Alternation
Shift

995,viridity Greenness
See also 990 VERDANT

996,vituperate Defame
Revile
Abuse
Obloquy
See also 954 TIRADE

997,waft Convey
Transport
Carry
Bear

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998,waggery Pixie
Puck
Mischievous Merriment
Imp & Elf

999,wainscot Wood paneling

1000,wassail Bacchanalian
Carousal
Revelry
Toast
Heavy drinking during festive occasion
Saturnalia

1001,waddle Toddle
On the verge of falling down
Totter
Wobble

1002,waive Relinquish
Renounce
Give up

1003,wallow Falling and getting up and again falling


Flounder

1004,wayward Stubborn Pliable


Obstinate Amenable
Obdurate Flexible
Contumacious Pliant
Intransigent Suppliant
Froward *
Refractory
Mulish(US)
Wayward
Intractable
POS:
Pertinacious
Tenacious
Perseverance
Indefatigable
Dogged
Indomitable

1005,wean To detach
Accustom to food other than (esp. the
mother's) milk.

1006,welter To roll about


Flounder

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1007,wheedle Coax
Cajole
Persuade someone to do something

1008,whirlpool Eddy water


Maelstrom
Vortex

1009,whirr Going round & round

1010,wizened Old man with wisdom Youthful

1011,wince Contortion of face


Flinch
Wince in pain

1012,wistful Reflective
Contemplative

1013,woof Warp
Texture
Fabric

1014,wraith Ghost
Spook
Zombie
Dead

1015,wroth Anger
Ire
Irascible

1016,wrangler Quarrel
Tiff
Bicker
Squabble
Wrangler
Jangler
Altercate
Altercation
Contentious
Disputations
Litigious
Logomachy *
Spat

1017,xanthous Very fair skinned

1018,xylographer Wood carver

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1019,xylem Tissue from plant
Woody

1020,xantippe See 947 TERMAGANT

1021,xenodochium Guest Chamber


and Guest room
1022,xenodochy Related to Hospitality

1023,xiphoid Sword shaped.


(Of Cartilage& Bone)

1024,xylophagous Feeding on wood (Ex: termite)

1025,xylotomous Cutting wood

1026,yap Puppy, Yelp

1027,yokel Trades folk, Aristocrat


Trades people Blue Blooded
Merchant Class (UK) Patrician
Vaisyas (Ind) Scion
Hoi polloi (US) Mandarin
Rabble, Canaille Noblesse-
Lumpkin, Groundling Oblige
Plebian, Publican
Yokel, Common man

1028,zany Nitwit (ASININE Group of words)

1029,zealot Extremist when it comes to religious Catholic


intolerance Cosmopolitan
Zealot, Fanatic, Fundamentalist Broadminded
Bigot, Puritan, Pharisaical Secular
Humbug, Hypocrisy Tolerant
Eclectic
1030,zebrine Zebra like striped

1031,zephyr West wind (used in poem)

1032,zetetic In search of truth,


Investigating, Inquiring

1033,zoilean Hypercritical

1034,zygote Cell formed by union of two gametes.

1035,zymotic Contagious
Fermentative
Bacterial, Infectious

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