Sunday, December 14, 2008

December - High frequency words

1. Chicanery - Deception by trickery or sophistry; lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action; legal trickery or false argument; deception, trickery
Countenance - Appearance, especially the expression of the face; face or facial features; look or expression indicative of encouragement or of moral support; give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve; disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood
3. Circuitry -
The design of or a detailed plan for an electric circuit
4. Conundrum - A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun; paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma; anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret
5. Commotion - A condition of turbulent motion; clamor, uproar; noisy confusion; disorder
Convoluted - Having numerous overlapping coils or folds; intricate; complicated; coiled; twisted
7. Comprehend - To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp; take in as a part; include; fully understand
Chuckle - To laugh quietly or to oneself; cluck or chuck, as a hen; quiet laugh of mild amusement or satisfaction; a soft partly suppressed laugh
9. Nuance - A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation; expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone; slight difference; shading; slight variation between nearly identical entities
Austerity - The quality of being austere; severe and rigid economy; austere habit or practice; barrenness; grimness; refraining; abstinence; severity
11. Perspicacious - Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted; observant, perceptive
Mottled - Mark with many small spots; variegated pattern, as on marble; spotted or blotched with different shades or colors; speckled
13. Edifice - Something that is built, as for human habitation; a structure; act, process, art, or occupation of constructing; structure that stands more or less permanently in one place
14. Buttress - A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure; present evidence in support of; support, bolster; support built to strengthen a wall
Obfuscate - To render indistinct or dim; darken; to make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand
Range - A row of connected mountain; limits within which there are changes or differences; line of objects in direct succession, as a range of columns
Dilettante - A dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge; lover of the fine arts; a connoisseur; superficial; amateurish; lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit
Resilience - The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy; property of a material that enables it to resume its original shape or position after being bent, stretched, or compressed; elasticity; flexibility; strength of character
Garbled - To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible; to scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission; to sort out; cull; mix up, misrepresent; make false by mutilation or addition
20. Mulish - Stubborn and intractable; recalcitrant; unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
Gaunt - Thin and bony; angular; emaciated and haggard; drawn; bleak and desolate; barren; skinny, pale; having little flesh or fat on the body; worn and lean, as from hunger or illness
Recant - To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself); make a formal retraction or disavowal of a previously held statement or belief; to disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally; take back something said; to take back formally an opinion or belief
Dust jacket - A removable paper cover used to protect the binding of a book; cardboard sleeve in which a phonograph record is packaged; a paper jacket for a book; a jacket on which promotional information is printed
24. Subterfuge - A deceptive stratagem or device; indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end; trickery; something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

25. Pugnacious - Combative in nature; belligerent; having or showing an eagerness to fight
26. Taut - Pulled or drawn tight; not slack; strained; tense; marked by the efficient, sparing, or concise use of something, such as language or detail; kept in trim shape; neat and tidy; rigid, tight; (of a ship) having a disciplined and efficient crew
27. Repudiate - To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; reject; turn one's back on; disown
28. Ruminative - Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation; persistently or morbidly thoughtful
Evoke - To summon or call forth; call to mind by naming, citing, or suggesting; create anew, especially by means of the imagination; induce, stimulate
30. Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness; general sense of depression or unease; general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, often the first indication of an infection or other disease
Inept - Unskillful; or not fit or suitable; clumsy, unskilled; incompetent; not suitable; improper
32. Peremptory - Urgent; imperative; overbearing, authoritative; tending to dictate; offensively self-assured; dictatorial; having the nature of or expressing a command; urgent; not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative; putting an end to all debate or action
33. Emulate - To take as a model or make conform to a model; to strive against (others) for victory; to imitate with intent to learn; strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation; compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with; ambitious; emulous
34. Deplore - To feel or express strong disapproval of; feel or express sorrow for; regret; condemn
35. Exacerbate - To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate; infuriate; make more sharp, severe, or virulent
36. Stymie - An obstacle or obstruction; situation in golf in which an opponent's ball obstructs the line of play of one's own ball on the putting green; frustrate, hinder; a thwarting and distressing situation

37. Vile - Very evil; unpleasant; so objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation; heavily soiled; very dirty or unclean; extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings; having or proceeding from low moral standards; offensive, horrible; loathsome; disgusting
38. Deplore - To feel or express strong disapproval of; feel or express sorrow for; regret; condemn
Thwart - To prevent from accomplishing a purpose; stop, hinder; oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of; seat across a boat on which a rower may sit
Ostracize - To exclude from a group; to exclude from normal social or professional activities; to force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile, banish; to put into public disfavor
41. Imbue - To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade; to permeate or saturate; to stain or dye deeply; to cause to be filled, as with a particular mood or tone; infuse, saturate
42. Stinting - To be sparing or thrifty; economize; hold back; restrict or limit, as in amount or number; be sparing with; subsist on a meager allowance; be frugal; length of time spent in a particular way; fixed amount or share of work allotted; limitation or restriction

43. Drivel - To talk foolishly; foolish talk; slobber; drool; saliva flowing from the
44. Accrue - Accumulate or increase; increasing by addition of growth, often financial
Taciturn - Disinclined to speak. or inclined to silence; untalkative
Draconian - Exceedingly harsh; very severe; of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws
47. Propensity - An innate inclination; a tendency; inclination, weakness; ending towards or natural liking
Voracious - Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous; having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy; very hungry; eating with greediness or in very large quantities
49. Oblivion - The condition or quality of being completely forgotten; act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness; official overlooking of offenses; amnesty; mental blankness; nothingness; state of having been totally forgotten
50. Obduracy - The state or quality of being intractable or hardened; resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible; quality or state of being stubbornly inflexible
51. Panache - Dash; verve; bunch of feathers or a plume, especially on a helmet; person's flamboyant spirit; dash or flamboyance in style
52. Debilitate - To sap the strength or energy of; enervate; lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of; incapacitate; reduce in strength; to weaken
53. Ruminate - To turn a matter over and over in the mind; chew cud; reflect on over and over again; think about seriously; chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated. ; to think about something for a long time

54. Palpable - Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible; obvious; concrete, real
55. Repertoire - The stock of songs, plays, operas, readings, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform; class of compositions in a genre; range or number of skills, aptitudes, or special accomplishments of a particular person or group; the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation; a collection of works that an artist or company can perform

56. Slake - To satisfy (a craving); quench; to lessen the force or activity of; moderate; to cool or refresh by wetting or moistening; to combine (lime) chemically with water or moist air; make less active or intense
Apocryphal - Of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious; questionable; fake; of questionable authenticity
Flamboyant - Highly elaborate; ornate; given to ostentatious or audacious display; extravagant, theatrical
Buoyant - Having the ability to float; light in weight; lighthearted; gay
Extort - To obtain from another by coercion or intimidation; get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
61. Hoodwink - To take in by deceptive means; deceive; trick or mislead; cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation; influence by slyness; conceal one's true motives from esp. by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
62. Slack - Looseness, excess; loose, baggy; lazy, negligent; mixture of coal fragments, coal dust, and dirt that remains after screening coal; small dell or hollow
63. Sunder - To break or wrench apart; sever; a division or separation; to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain
Bibulous - Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink; very absorbent, as paper or soil; inclined to drink; of or relating to drink or drinking
Miff - A petulant, bad-tempered mood; a huff; petty quarrel or argument; a tiff; cause to become offended or annoyed; annoy, bewilder; a state of irritation or annoyance; extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight
66. Abrasion - The process of wearing down or rubbing away by means of friction; scraped area on the skin or on a mucous membrane, resulting from injury or irritation; that which is rubbed off
67. Lubricant - A substance, such as grease or oil, that reduces friction when applied as a surface coating to moving parts; one that helps reduce difficulty or conflict; a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
Aesthetic - Showing good taste
Orator - A public speaker; eloquent and skilled public speaker
70. Articulate - To speak clearly and distinctly; say clearly, coherently; connect; form a joint; be jointed; characterized by the use of clear, expressive language
71. Addle - To muddle; confuse; become rotten, as an egg; cause to be unclear in mind or intent; mix up or confuse
72. Encipher - To put (a message, for example) into cipher; convert plain text into unintelligible form by means of a cipher system
Disparate - Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar; containing or composed of dissimilar or opposing elements; at odds, different; not like another in nature, quality, amount, or form; including markedly dissimilar elements; fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
74. Tantalizing - Enticingly in sight, yet often out of reach; arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach; very pleasantly inviting
Catholic - Broad in tastes or interests; all-embracing, general; member of a Catholic church, especially a Roman Catholic
76. Unbuttoned - Free and unrestrained in expression; not under constraint in action or expression; not buttoned
77. Manumit - To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate; free from slavery or servitude
78. Squall - To scream or cry loudly and harshly; brief sudden violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow; short, violent storm
Ladle - A long-handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving soup, stew etc
80. Truncate - To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising; shorten
81. Afflatus - A strong creative impulse, especially as a result of divine inspiration; divine guidance and motivation imparted directly; a creative impulse, an inspiration
82. Tendentious - Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan; having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one; bias
83. Profundity - Great depth; depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning; wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas; the quality of being physically deep
84. Synergy - The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects; cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect; process in which two organs, substances, or agents work simultaneously to enhance the functions and effects of one another; joint work toward a common end

85. Cavil - To find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections; quibble about; detect petty flaws in; carping or trivial objection; critic of our own work
86. Spurious - Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false; of illegitimate birth; similar in appearance but unlike in structure or function; counterfeit, fake; fraudulently or deceptively imitative
Restive - Uneasily impatient under restriction, opposition, criticism, or delay; resisting control; difficult to control; impatient, nervous; being in a tense state; impatient especially under restriction or delay
Demur - To express opposition, often by argument; disagree; to delay
Skimp - To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material; be stingy or very thrifty; scanty; be cheap or frugal about; give barely enough or not enough attention, funds or effort
Parsimonious - Excessively sparing or frugal; penny-pinching; too economical; stingy
Lionize - To look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity; treat as a celebrity; treat as a famous person
92. Chronological - Arranged in order of time of occurrence; relating to or arranged according to temporal order
93. Munificent - Very liberal in giving; generous; showing great generosity
Affable - Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable; gentle and gracious; friendly; characterized by kindness and warm, unaffected courtesy
95. Dapper - Neatly dressed; trim; very stylish in dress; lively and alert
Tenable - Capable of being maintained in argument; capable of being held against assault; defensible; reasonable
97. Abate - To lessen; to subside; in metalwork, to cut away or beat down so as to show a pattern or figure in low relief
Elucidate - To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify; give an explanation that serves to clarify; make clear or clearer; explain in detail; make the facts more clear; explain
Ennui - Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom; condition of being bored

100. Grimace - A sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust
101. Laconic - Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise; short, to the point
Hapless - Luckless; unfortunate; involving or undergoing chance misfortune
Torrid - Parched with the heat of the sun; intensely hot; sensuous; passionate; ardent; hurried; rapid
104. Gruffness - A throaty harshness; an abrupt discourteous manner
105. Baneful - Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful; ruinous, injurious
Gully - A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour; to wear a deep ditch or channel in; deep ditch cut by running water
107. Canyon - A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge; gulf in mountain area; long, narrow valley with high cliffs on each side
108. Invigorate - To impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; animate; stimulate; heighten or intensify; give life or energy to; make lively; impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
Saunter - To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll; leisurely pace; leisurely walk or stroll; stroll; walk in a confident manner; act of walking, especially for pleasure
Teeter - To move or behave in an unsteady manner; wobble; wobble back and forth; walk unsteadily; move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall; vacillate
111. Hoary - Gray or white with or as if with age; covered with grayish hair or pubescence; old as to inspire veneration; ancient; elderly; trite
112. Arabesque - A ballet position in which the dancer bends forward while standing on one straight leg with the arm extended forward and the other arm and leg extended backward; complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures; ornate, whimsical composition especially for piano; intricate or elaborate pattern or design
113. Philanthropist - One who practices philanthropy; one who loves mankind, and seeks to promote the good of others; rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket
114. Ruminative - Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation; persistently or morbidly thoughtful; characterized by, or disposed to thought

115. Deflated - To cause to be no longer believed or valued; humiliate; reduce or cause to contract; release contained air or gas from; collapse by releasing contained air or gas; reduce the amount or availability of (currency or credit), effecting a decline in prices
116. Bifurcate - To divide into two parts or branches; separate into two parts or branches; fork; split or divide into two branches
117. Peregrination - A traveling from one country to another; a wandering; sojourn in foreign countries; travel (especially by foot); travels
118. Quagmire - Land with a soft muddy surface; difficult or precarious situation; a predicament; usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water; difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition; bad situation
119. Cortege - A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue; ceremonial procession; funeral procession; group following and attending to some important person
120. Obtuse - Lacking in intelligence; blunt, not sharp; stupid; not quick to understand
121. Loft - A large, usually unpartitioned floor over a factory, warehouse, or other commercial or industrial space; a floor converted into an apartment or artist's studio; gallery or balcony, as in a church; backward slant of the face of a golf club head, designed to drive the ball in a high arc; golf stroke that drives the ball in a high arc; thickness of a fabric or yarn; thickness of an item, such as a down comforter, that is filled with compressible insulating material; lay out a full-size drawing of (the parts of a ship's hull, for example); rise high into the air
122. Facet - Any of the many polished sides of a cut gem; any of various sides or appearances; small, plane surface on a hard body such as a bone; flat surface between two column flutes, a fillet; flattened, highly polished wear pattern, as noted on a tooth; particular angle from which something is considered
123. Priggish - Marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form; exaggeratedly proper; conceited; pragmatical
124. Proselytize - To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith; induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine; convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another; convert to another faith or religion
125. Recidivism - A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one; the tendency for an ill person to relapse or return to the hospital; the return to a life of crime after a conviction and sentence; tendency to recidivate
126. Hearsay - Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor; evidence based on the reports of others rather than the personal knowledge of a witness and therefore generally not admissible as testimony; idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others; unsubstantiated information
127. Morose - Sullenly melancholy; gloomy; very depressed, pessimistic; gloomy in attitude
128. Malleable - Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure; tractable; able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable; pliable; flexible
129. Diminution - The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction; resulting reduction; decrease; statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original; lessening, reduction
130. Garrulous - Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative; wordy and rambling; talkative
Inane - One that lacks sense or substance; stupid
Patent - A document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention; clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; unconcealed, conspicuous; easily seen through due to a lack of subtlety; readily seen, perceived, or understood; invent, originate, or be the proprietor of (an idea, for example); grant made by a government that confers on an individual fee-simple title to public lands
133. Surreptitious - Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means; sneaky, secret; trickily secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
134. Turbulent - Violently agitated or disturbed; tumultuous; a chaotic or restless character or tendency; causing unrest or disturbance; unruly; rebellious, unmanageable; unsettled, raging (weather); (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

135. Upbraid - To criticize for a fault or an offense; to scold; utter a reproach to
136. Infuriate - To make furious, enrage; make very angry
137. Hasten - To move or act swiftly; cause to hurry; speed up; accelerate
138. Spontaneous - Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated; arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint; unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior; growing without cultivation or human labor; impulsive, willing; said or done without having been planned or written in advance

139. Vivid - Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant; having intensely bright colors; having a very high degree of saturation; presented in clear and striking manner; felt with the freshness of immediate experience; active in forming lifelike images
140. Rile - To stir to anger; to stir up (liquid); roil; to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations; anger, upset; cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
141. Lacerated - Having a deeply and irregularly incised margin or apex; Cut or wounded in a
jagged manner; rip, cut, or tear; wounded; cause deep emotional pain to; distress
142. Graze - To feed on grass or other plants; make light and momentary contact with, as in passing; strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected; light and momentary contact with another person or thing
143. Turncoat - A person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc; who traitorously switches allegiance; person who deserts one cause or party to join an opposing one
144. Nadir - The lowest point
145. Acme - The highest point, as of achievement or development; highest point or state; pinnacle of achievement or physical object; peak of perfection

146. Fastidiousness - Attentiveness to detail; the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
147. Boor - A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement; a peasant; clod; a rude or ill-mannered person
Stultify - To allege or prove insane and so not legally responsible; cause to appear foolish; deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless; cripple
Offhand - Without preparation or forethought; extemporaneously; abrupt, careless; without previous study or preparation; performed or expressed without preparation or forethought
150. Augmented - Larger by a semitone than the corresponding major or perfect interval; added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
151. Exanimate - Lifeless; dead; to deprive of life or spirit; destitute of animation; spiritless; disheartened; deprive of animation or of life; deprived of life
152. Exude - To ooze forth; to discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually; to exhibit in abundance; to flow or leak out or emit something slowly; display, emit
153. Ignominy - Great personal dishonor or humiliation; shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character; loss of or damage to one's reputation; shame
154. Harangue - A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering; speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade; long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation; speak in a loud, pompous, or prolonged manner; lecture; long passionate speech
155. Mollify - To calm in temper or feeling; soothe; lessen in intensity; temper; reduce the rigidity of; soften; ease the anger or agitation of; ause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
Gratuitous - Costing nothing; not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case; not necessary; free
Quisling - A traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country; someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
158. Tawdry - Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance; cheap, tasteless
Lull - To make or become calm; pause, calm; ease off; to cause to sleep or rest
Tacit - Implied by or inferred from actions or statements; not spoken; not voiced or expressed; conveyed indirectly without words or speech; taken for granted; understood, implied
Precept - A principle governing affairs within or among political units; principle intended as a general rule; rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct; authorized direction or order; a writ

Monday, November 10, 2008

Analogies 111 - 115

111). LIEN:CLAIM::

(A) brief:investigation
(B) mortgage:interest
(C) foreclosure:pleading
(D) garnishment:presumption
(E) subpoena:command


(A) harmoniousness:relationships
(B) floridness:embellishments
(C) interrogation:answers
(D) supposition:proposals
(E) condemnation:acts


(A) terrestrial:plains
(B) amphibious:rivers
(C) herbaceous:plants
(D) subterranean:caves
(E) sidereal:stars


(A) snatch:take
(B) beg:invite
(C) convict:accuse
(D) savor:gulp
(E) miss:lose


(A) pedantic:educated
(B) flamboyant:stylish
(C) cautious:prudent
(D) pious:virtuous
(E) idolatrous:devoted


111). OA -
E - Legally backed/ legal Y is X
LIEN: legal claim; right to take and hold or sell the property of a debtor as security or payment for a debt or duty
SUBPOENA: to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience

112). OA - B - X is use of Y in excess
Embellishment: beautification; decorating
Harmoniousness: compatibility in opinion and action..can be between just two people too

Excess of relations can lead both ways....probability of disharmony is also equal.. :) so excess of relations is not always harmony...excess of adjustment in relations well can be said will lead to peace/ harmony....but excess of words is always verbosity

113). OA - E - X is of, relating to Y
Sidereal: of, relating to, or concerned with the stars or constellations
Arboreal: of or relating to or formed by trees
Terrestrial: earthly; relating to the earth or its inhabitants

You have to form the direct bridge between arboreal and trees .and not between animals and trees/ arboreal...

114). OA - A - negative Y is X

SUPPLANT: take the place of (another) against the other's will
SNATCH: take (another's property) without permission; grab away

115) .OA - E - blindly or excessively Y person is X
Stylish: Conforming to the current fashion; modish; fashionable

Stylish person is always marked by good taste..Flamboyant is the other way round, flamboyant is very bright and showy; marked by ostentation but often tasteless; or elaborately or excessively none of the meaning suggests too much of style is flamboyant

Sunday, November 02, 2008

November - High frequency words

1. Insinuation - An artful, indirect, often derogatory hint; the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments; an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
2. Innuendo - An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression; an insinuation; an artful, indirect, often derogatory hint; suggestion
3. Tardy - Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late; moving slowly; sluggish
4. Protract - To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong; draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot; extend, draw out
Belie - To give a false representation to; misrepresent; to show to be false; contradict; deceive
Lubricant - A substance, such as grease or oil, that reduces friction when applied as a surface coating to moving parts; one that helps reduce difficulty or conflict; a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
Predicament - A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult; a difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition; the wage of consistency
Natatorium - An indoor swimming pool; pool that provides a facility for swimming; building containing a swimming pool; a swimming pool
9. Carouse - To engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; drink excessively; make merry, often with liquor
Sobriety - Gravity in bearing, manner, or treatment; moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs; abstaining from excess; the state of being sober
11. Fretwork - Ornamental work consisting of three-dimensional frets; geometric openwork; design of short bars or lines fitted together
12. Succor - Assistance in time of distress; relief; one that affords assistance or relief; to give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress; give support or assistance
Lofty - Of imposing height; elevated in character; exalted; arrogant; haughty; affecting grandness; pompous; exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style; of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
Porous - Penetrated by pores and open spaces; having holes; absorbent; admitting the passage of gas or liquid through pores or interstices; easily crossed or penetrated
15. Pervasive - Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate; spreading throughout; extending; suffusing
16. Sham - A fraudulent imitation; a display of insincere behavior; to behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of; to assume a false appearance or character; dissemble; a decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it
17. Lassitude - Lack of energy
18. Thin - Make diluted or less dense; transparent, fine; light, slender; diluted; deficient, weak
19. Glib - Marked by ease and fluency of speech or writing that often suggests or stems from insincerity, superficiality, or deceitfulness.
Nebulous - Cloudy, misty, or hazy; lacking definite form or limits; vague; liable to more than one interpretation; confused, obscure
Caveat - A warning or caution; qualification or explanation; formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard; advice to beware, as of a person or thing
22. Profundity - Great depth; depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning; wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas; the quality of being physically deep
23. Ignoble - Not noble in quality, character, or purpose; base or mean; lowly, unworthy; low in character or purpose; dishonorable
24. Maladroit - Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept person; awkward, clumsy; tactless; lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement
25. Deft - Quick and skillful; adroit; agile, clever; quick and neat in action; skillful

26. Flippant - Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; pert; talkative; voluble; irreverent; having a light, pert, trifling disposition
27. Gravity - High seriousness of manner or bearing; seriousness, importance; natural force of attraction exerted by a celestial body, such as Earth, upon objects at or near its surface, tending to draw them toward the center of the body; dignity of manner

28. Quiescence - The condition of being temporarily inactive; a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
29. Martinet - A strict disciplinarian, especially in the armed forces; one who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
Trepidation - A state of alarm or dread; apprehension; an involuntary trembling or quivering; anxiety, worry
31. Adept -
Clever; well-skilled; very able; highly skilled person; an expert
32. Brazen - Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity; having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; made of brass; resembling brass, as in color or strength; to face or undergo with bold self-assurance; brash, unashamed; rude and disrespectful; characterized by or done without shame
33. Precariousness - The quality or condition of being physically unsteady; quality or condition of being erratic and undependable; extreme dangerousness

34. Soporific - Inducing or tending to induce sleep; drowsy; drug or other substance that induces sleep; a hypnotic; sleepy; sleep-inducing
35. Wax - Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in nonpolar organic solvents; resinous mixture used by shoemakers to rub on thread; phonograph record; to increase gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity; to show a progressively larger illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from new to full; to grow or become as specified
36. Abet - To give support or assistance; assist, help in wrongdoing; approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on
Ameliorative - To make or become better; improve; relieve or reduce pain

38. Truncate - To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising; shorten
39. Impervious - Incapable of being penetrated; incapable of being affected; having the capacity to withstand; not allowing to pass through
40. Impromptu - Spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought; unrehearsed, improvised; with little or no preparation; extemporaneously

41. Labyrinth - Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex; intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze
42. Languish - To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor; exist or continue in miserable or disheartening conditions; remain unattended or be neglected; become downcast or pine away in longing; become downcast or pine away in longing
43. Perpetrate - To be responsible for; commit; be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime); be guilty of doing
44. Predispose - To have an impact on in a certain way; provide an inclination or susceptibility; influence to believe something; settle or dispose of in advance
45. Expropriate - To transfer (another's property) to oneself; to deprive of possession; take quick and forcible possession of; seize
46. Flannel - A soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing; bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body; (usually in the plural) trousers
47. Adulation - Excessive flattery or admiration; excessive, ingratiating praise; overenthusiastic praise; servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
48. Marble - A metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities, and used especially in architecture and sculpture; small hard ball, usually of glass, used in children's games; common sense; sanity; healthy mental state

49. Prevaricator - A sham dealer; one who colludes with a defendant in a sham prosecution; one who betrays or abuses a trust; person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
50. Meandering - Rambling; winding

51. Panegyric - A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium
Euphemism - The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive; use or an instance of equivocal language; polite term
Garbled - To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible; to scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission; to sort out; cull; mix up, misrepresent; make false by mutilation or addition
54. Comprehend - To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp; take in as a part; include; fully understand

55. Demur - To express opposition, often by argument; disagree; to delay
Vilify - To make vicious and defamatory statements about; criticize very harshly
57. Leaden - Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack; boring; gray; sluggish; darkened with overcast; made of or containing lead; made heavy or weighted down with weariness; (of movement) slow and laborious; lacking lightness or liveliness

58. Cognizant - Fully informed; conscious
Conjecture - Inference or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork; speculation, assumption; make an uninformed guess
60. Vulgarity - Something, such as an act or expression, that offends good taste or propriety; impoliteness; rudeness; tastelessness; the quality of lacking taste and refinement
61. Manna - Spiritual nourishment of divine origin; something of value that a person receives unexpectedly; dried exudate of certain plants, as that of the Mediterranean ash tree, formerly used as a laxative; sweet granular substance excreted on the leaves of plants by certain insects, especially aphids, and often harvested by ants; in the Bible, the food miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during their flight from Egypt
62. Quash - To set aside or annul, especially by judicial action; put down or suppress forcibly and completely; bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight: choke off; destroy, defeat; nullify, cancel; put an end to by law or force
63. Vindicate - To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof; prove one's innocence; clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; maintain uphold, or defend; show to be right by providing justification or prove
64. Obdurate - Stubborn and unfeeling
Jargon - Unintelligible or foolish talk; variety of a language that differs from the standard form; specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture; specialized language; dialect; specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group
66. Implacable - Impossible to placate or appease; firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will; merciless, cruel; incapable of being pleased
67. Luculent - Easily understood; clear or lucid; (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
68. Melancholy - Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom; affected with or marked by depression of the spirits; sad; pensive; thoughtful
Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness; general sense of depression or unease; general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, often the first indication of an infection or other disease
Engrossed - Preoccupied; attentive to
71. Sedulous - Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous; characterized by steady attention and effort; diligent
72. Perfidious - Not true to duty or obligation; treacherous
73. Retort - To answer back angrily or sharply; reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner; closed laboratory vessel with an outlet tube, used for distillation, sublimation, or decomposition by heat

74. Repartee - A swift, witty reply; conversation marked by the exchange of witty retorts; pleasant conversation
75. Nepotism - Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business; favor a relative, especially in regard to political office; favoritism
76. Cessation - A bringing or coming to an end; discontinuance of an action or motion
77. Embellish - To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate; add ornamental or fictitious details to; endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition

78. Veneration - Profound respect or reverence; deep respect
79. Accomplice - An associate in wrongdoing, especially one who aids or abets another in a criminal act, either as a principal or an accessory; helper, especially, in committing a crime; person who helps another commit a crime
80. Brevity - The quality or state of being brief in duration; shortness, briefness; concise expression; terseness
81. Chagrin - A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event; displeasure; cause displeasure
82. Ostentatious - Marked by outward, often extravagant display; flashy, showy; overly showy to attract attention; pretentious

83. Tout - To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity; brag about, show off; to solicit or importune; an informer; to obtain and deal in information on racehorses
84. Bereave - To leave desolate or alone, especially by death; take (something valuable or necessary), typically by force; death; loss; deprive through death
85. Schism - A separation or division into factions; disunion; discord; state of disagreement and disharmony; condition of being divided, as in opinion; interruption in friendly relations
86. Inured - To habituate to something undesirable, especially by prolonged subjection; accustom; make familiar through constant practice or use

87. Echelon - A formation of troops in which each unit is positioned successively to the left or right of the rear unit to form an oblique or steplike line; flight formation or arrangement of craft in this manner; subdivision of a military or naval force; level of responsibility or authority in a hierarchy; a rank; a formation of troops, ships, aircraft, or vehicles in parallel rows with the end of each row projecting further than the one in front
88. Detente - A relaxing or easing, as of tension between rivals; policy toward a rival nation or bloc characterized by increased diplomatic, commercial, and cultural contact and a desire to reduce tensions, as through negotiation or talks; easing of strained relations (especially between nations)
89. Haven - A harbor or anchorage; a port; place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary; an inlet providing shelter for ships or boats; a harbor or small port; something that physically protects, especially from danger; to give refuge to
Pallid - Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion; lacking intensity of color or luminousness
91. Meddlesome -
Inclined to meddle or interfere; intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; interfering
92. Cronyism - Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office; favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
93. Anomaly - Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule; one that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify; condition of being abnormal; deviation from normal, usual; aberration or deviation from normal anatomic growth, development, or function
94. Tonic - A medicine that restores or increases vigor; producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor; invigorating, refreshing, or restorative agent or influence; first note of a diatonic scale; the keynote; stressed, as a syllable; accented
95. Arcane - Known or understood by only a few; hidden, secret; difficult to explain or understand
96. Potable - A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage; any liquid that is fit for drinking; fit for drinking
97. Potentate - One who has the power and position to rule over others; a monarch; one who dominates or leads a group or an endeavor; a ruler who is unconstrained by law; who wields great power or sway; leader
98. Dwindle - To become gradually less until little remains; waste away; taper off; become smaller or less; to slowly diminish
Venerate - To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference
Ineluctable - Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable; certain; impossible to avoid or evade
Pedestrian - A person traveling on foot; a walker; lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise
Husky - Hoarse or rough in quality; strongly built; burly; dog of a breed developed in Siberia for pulling sleds and having a dense, variously colored coat; deep, scratchy in sound
103. Supple - Make pliant and flexible, as of leather and skins; gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease; (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely; bendable; compliant or adaptable
104. Teeter - To move or behave in an unsteady manner; wobble; wobble back and forth; walk unsteadily; move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall; vacillate
105. Wit - Mental ability; a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter; judgment; humor; intelligence; ability to perceive and express in an ingeniously humorous manner the relationship between seemingly incongruous or disparate things
106. Numb - Deprived of the power to feel or move normally; benumbed; deadened, insensitive; have no feeling; lacking responsiveness or alertness; render helpless, as by emotion
107. Obfuscate - To render indistinct or dim; darken; to make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand
Revelry - Boisterous merrymaking; act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event; joyful, exuberant activity
109. Nefarious - Infamous by way of being extremely wicked; bad, sinful; so objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation
Succulent - Full of juice or sap; juicy; having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable; juicy, delicious
111. Esoteric - Beyond the understanding of an average mind; mysterious, obscure; not publicly disclosed; confidential; confined to a small group; intended for or understood by only a particular group; of or relating to that which is known by a restricted number of people
Intermittent - Stopping and starting at intervals; alternately containing and empty of water; irregular, sporadic; happening or appearing now and then
113. Crouch - To stoop, especially with the knees bent; to press the entire body close to the ground with the limbs bent; bend servilely or timidly; cringe; to bend (the head or knee, for example) low, as in fear or humility; act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
114. Recess - A pause or interval, as from work or duty; interrupt regular activity for a short period; stop action; break, interval in action; any shallow depression in a surface
Herculean - Of extraordinary size and power; displaying superhuman strength or power
116. Trifling - Of slight worth or importance; frivolous or idle; insignificant, worthless; contemptibly unimportant; the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working
117. Banquet - Banquet - An elaborate, sumptuous repast; ceremonial dinner honoring a particular guest or occasion; honor at or partake of a banquet; large meal elaborately prepared or served; dinner
118. Sliver - A slender piece cut, split, or broken off; a splinter; small narrow piece, portion, or plot; continuous strand of loose wool, flax, or cotton, ready for drawing and twisting; long, thin piece of food such as meat or cheese, or a thin wedge
of pie
119. Slovenly - Untidy, as in dress or appearance; marked by negligence; slipshod; dirty, disordered; sloppy in dress or cleanliness
120. Slouch - To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping, excessively relaxed posture; slump over; an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions; walk slovenly
121. Cloven - Split; divided; used of hooves

122. Obsequious - Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning; excessively eager to serve or obey; submissive
123. Volubility - Marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent; turning easily on an axis; rotating; talkative; marked by a ready flow of speech
124. Nihilistic - Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, nihilism
125. Nihilism - Refusal to believe, obey; an extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence; doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement; delusion, experienced in some mental disorders, that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist
126. Nitpick - To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details; raise unnecessary or trivial objections; be overly critical; criticize minor details
127. Audacious - Daring ;bold
128. Transience - The state or quality of being transient; temporariness; an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying; the attribute of being brief or fleeting
129. Fecklessness - Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective; careless and irresponsible; without purpose; weak or ineffective

130. Idiosyncrasy - Personal mannerism; structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group; physiological or temperamental peculiarity; unusual individual reaction to food or a drug
131. Squat - To sit on one's heels: hunker (down); short and stocky; lower body by bending knees; small or worthless amount; diddlysquat; lair of an animal such as a hare; lift or a weightlifting exercise in which one squats and stands while holding a weighted barbell supported by the back of the shoulders; squatting or crouching posture
132. Meet - To come together face-to-face by arrangement: get together; fitting; come together, convene; connect, join; touch; happen on; perform, carry out
133. Itinerary -
A route or proposed route of a journey; account or record of a journey; guidebook for travelers; of or relating to a journey or route; traveling from place to place; itinerant; an established line of travel or access

134. Loquacious - Talkative; garrulous
135. Sass - To talk impudently to; disrespectful speech; back talk; impertinent; an impudent or insolent rejoinder; answer back in an impudent or insolent manner
136. Capitulate - To surrender under specified conditions; come to terms; give up all resistance; acquiesce; to give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength
Divulge - To make known (something private or secret); to proclaim publicly; disclose in a breach of confidence; confess
138. Untactful - Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others; lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
Vitiate - To reduce the value or impair the quality of; to corrupt morally; debase; to make ineffective; invalidate
Hapless - Luckless; unfortunate; involving or undergoing chance misfortune
Transient - Temporary, fleeting, or passing phenomenon. A transient condition is of brief duration; lasting or existing only for a short time; an individual awaiting orders, transport, etc., at a post or station to which he or she is not attached or assigned
Pristine - Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization. Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean
Blemish - To mar or impair by a flaw; imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw or defect; spoil the soundness or perfection of; something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure; mark of discredit or disgrace; flaw, disfigure
144. Anvil - A heavy block of iron or steel with a smooth, flat top on which metals are shaped by hammering; fixed jaw in a set of calipers against which an object to be measured is placed; iron block or stand used by blacksmiths to hold metal objects
145. Hardy - Being in robust and sturdy good health; courageous; intrepid; brazenly daring; audacious; capable of surviving unfavorable conditions, such as cold weather or lack of moisture; strong, tough 146. Skank - A rhythmic dance performed to reggae or ska music, characterized by bending forward, raising the knees, and extending the hands; filth; vulgar matter; any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant; a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees 147. Generalissimo - The commander in chief of all the armed forces in certain countries; the officer who holds the supreme command 148. Sylphlike - Like a sylph; airy; graceful; moving and bending with ease; a slender graceful woman or girl 149. Droll - Amusingly odd or whimsically comical; amusing, farcical; buffoon; arousing laughter
Pedantic - Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules; bookish, precise; showing off learning
Supercilious - Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance; arrogant, stuck-up
152. Demeanor - The way in which a person behaves; deportment; behavior through which one reveals one's personality; body language; outward manner or conduct

153. Archive - A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest; long-term storage area, often on magnetic tape, for backup copies of files or for files that are no longer in active use; file containing one or more files in compressed format for more efficient storage and transfer; repository for stored memories or information; place where something is deposited for safekeeping; place where old records are stored

154. Inch - A small island; advance slowly; very small degree or amount; move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees; fall, as of rain or snow, sufficient to cover a surface to the depth of one inch; unit of atmospheric pressure that is equal to the pressure exerted by a one-inch column of mercury at the earth's surface at a temperature of 0°C; unit of length in the U.S. Customary and British Imperial systems, equal to
1/12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters)
155. Execrable - So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation; horrible, sickening; deserving of execration; hateful; extremely inferior; very bad

156. Contemptible - Deserving of contempt; despicable; so objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation; despicable, shameful

157. Deprecate - To express disapproval of; deplore; belittle; depreciate; have or express an unfavorable opinion of; think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant; express disapproval of or regret for

158. Hermetic - Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air; impervious to outside interference or influence; having to do with the occult sciences, especially alchemy; magical

159. Scathe - To harm or injure, especially by fire; criticize or denounce severely; excoriate; harm or injury; criticize harshly and devastatingly; act of damaging something or someone

160. Decrepit - Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use; deteriorated, debilitated; broken down with age; worn out
161. Hasten - To move or act swiftly; cause to hurry; speed up; accelerate
162. Parvenu - A person who has suddenly risen to a higher social and economic class and has not yet gained social acceptance by others in that class; one that has recently acquired wealth or power and is lacking the appropriate manners, dignity, or prestige

163. Meretricious - Attracting attention in a vulgar manner; gaudy, flashy; attractive on the surface but of little value; plausible but false or insincere; specious; relating to prostitutes or prostitution
164. Bucolic - Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic; of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral; pastoral poem; farmer or shepherd; a rustic; old-fashioned
165. Reinforcement - The act or process of reinforcing or the state of being reinforced; an event, a circumstance, or a condition that increases the likelihood that a given response will recur in a situation like that in which the reinforcing condition originally occurred; additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action
Cinnamon - A light brown spice made from the inner bark of a tree that grows in the East Indies; of a light reddish brown
167. Lusus naturae - Sport or freak of nature; a deformed or unnatural production; freak of nature; a deformed animal or plant; a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

168. Knocker - A hinged fixture, such as a metal ring or bar, used for knocking on a door; goblin or dwarf said to live under the earth and direct miners to ore by knocking; a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance); one who disparages or belittles the worth of something; a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
169. Gong - A rimmed metal disk that produces a loud, sonorous tone when struck with a padded mallet; usually saucer-shaped bell that is struck with a mechanically operated hammer
170. Pestle - A club-shaped, hand-held tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar; large bar moved vertically to stamp or pound, as in a press or mill; pound, grind, or mash with or as if with a pestle
171. Dacite - A light gray volcanic rock containing a mixture of plagioclase and other crystalline minerals in glassy silica, similar in appearance to rhyolite; fine-grained volcanic rock with slightly more calcium feldspar than an andesite
172. Distend - To swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure; bulge, swell; dilate; to stretch out
173. Centrifuge - To rotate (something) in a centrifuge or to separate, dehydrate, or test by means of this apparatus; apparatus in which humans or animals are enclosed and which is revolved to simulate the effects of acceleration in a spacecraft; apparatus consisting essentially of a compartment spun about a central axis to separate contained materials of different specific gravities, or to separate colloidal particles suspended in a liquid
174. Arboreal - Relating to or resembling a tree; living in trees; pertaining to trees; of or relating to or formed by trees; inhabiting or frequenting trees; resembling a tree in form and branching structure
Deleterious - Having a harmful effect; injurious
Sycophant - A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; one who flatters another excessively
Quell - To put down forcibly; suppress; pacify; quiet; bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight: choke off; alleviate, calm; defeat, suppress
178. Truculent - Disposed to fight; pugnacious; expressing bitter opposition; scathing; disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce; belligerent, hateful; defiantly aggressive
179. Purism - Strict observance of or insistence on traditional correctness, especially of language
180. Stench - A strong, foul odor; a stink; a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
181. Hankering - Strong desire