Friday, October 03, 2008

October - High frequency Words

1. Jaundice - To cause to have a prejudiced view; state or feeling of negativity or bitterness arising especially from envy or world-weariness; yellowing of the skin and/or whites of the eyes caused by high levels of bilirubin—a dark yellow-green or orange-red pigment—in the blood
2. Rudimentary - Of or treating the most basic aspects; basic, fundamental; imperfectly or incompletely developed; embryonic; being in the earliest stages of development; incipient
3. Tumultuousness - Characterized by tumult; noisy and disorderly; marked by unrest or disturbance; violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms; confused; in an uproar
4. Virtuoso - A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style; person with masterly skill or technique in the arts; person with a strong interest in the fine arts, especially in antiquities; very learned person; expert; person with great skill in one of the arts
5. Transitory - Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary
6. Parsimonious -
Excessively sparing or frugal; penny-pinching; too economical; stingy
7. 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
Manumit - To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate; free from slavery or servitude
9. Malingerer - To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work
10. Oblivious - Lacking all memory; forgetful; lacking conscious awareness; unmindful; unable to remember; unaware, ignorant
Disparity - The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference; unlikeness; incongruity; inequality or difference in some respect

12. Nefarious - Infamous by way of being extremely wicked; bad, sinful; so objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation
13. Spiny - Bearing or covered with spines, thorns, or similar stiff projections; difficult; troublesome
14. Sententious - Terse and energetic in expression; pithy; abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; concise and full of meaning
15. Stentorian - Extremely loud; marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound
16. Clarion - Loud and clear; medieval trumpet with a shrill clear tone
17. Commensurate - Of the same size, extent, or duration as another; proportionate; adequate, corresponding; equal; properly proportioned
18. Deplore - To feel or express strong disapproval of; feel or express sorrow for; regret; condemn
19. Emulation - Effort or ambition to equal or surpass another; ambition to equal or excel; (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another; effort to equal or surpass another; strong desire to achieve something

20. Exemplar - One that is worthy of imitation or duplication; deal that serves as a pattern; an archetype; that is typical or representative; an example; that is worthy of imitation; a model
21. Spartan - Resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; practicing great self-denial; austere; laconic; simple
22. Beleaguered - To harass; beset; surround with troops; besiege; trouble persistently from or as if from all sides; disturb by repeated attacks; surround with hostile troops

23. Blatant - Unpleasantly loud and noisy; deafening; obvious; brazen
24. Offbeat - An unaccented beat in a measure; not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional; strange, very different
25. Mulish - Stubborn and intractable; recalcitrant; unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
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
Overhaul - To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs; dismantle in order to make repairs; make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate; catch up with; overtake;restore to proper condition or functioning
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
Mirth - Gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter; state of joyful exuberance; great joy; joyfulness with laughter
30. Skullduggery - Crafty deception or trickery or an instance of it; verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

31. Serried - Pressed or crowded together, especially in rows; pressed or crowded together, especially in rows
32. Perspicacious - Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted; observant, perceptive
Stomp - To tread or trample heavily or violently on; dance involving a rhythmical, heavy step; walk heavily
34. Diaphanous - So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film; fine, see-through
35. Erudite - Having or showing profound knowledge and scholarship; well-educated, cultured; very learned
Trenchant - Forceful, effective, and vigorous; caustic; cutting; distinct; clear-cut; possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity; sarcastic, scathing; having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
Symphony - Pleasing agreement, as of musical sounds; harmony, especially of sound or color
Garrulous - Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative; wordy and rambling; talkative
Din - A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds; stun with deafening noise; instill by wearying repetition; sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable; uproar

40. Ignominy - Great personal dishonor or humiliation; shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character; loss of or damage to one's reputation; shame
41. Pell-mell - In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter; frantic disorderly haste; headlong; hurriedly and carelessly; disordered; in a wild or reckless manner

42. Vicissitude - A change or variation. The quality of being changeable; mutability
Tessellated - To form into a mosaic pattern, as by using small squares of stone or glass; decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together; "a mosaic floor"; having a checkered or mottled appearance
44. Prosaic - Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull; straightforward; unimaginative; lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise
45. Reel - A frame or spool on which film, fishing line and wire can be wound; walk unsteadily; have the sensation of turning in circles; hand-held hammer used in a quarry for shaping granite blocks; staggering, swaying, or whirling movement; moderately fast dance of Scottish origin; feel dizzy
46. Gossamer - So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film; gauzy, thin; soft light delicate material
Deprecation - The act or an instance of belittling; a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster; the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself); petitioning
48. Feral - Existing in a wild or untamed state; having returned to an untamed state from domestication; of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage; wild; being wild after escaping from domestication
49. Finial -
A decorative tip at the end of a spire, gable or lampshade; ornamental terminating part, as on a post or piece of furniture; culptured ornament, often in the shape of a leaf or flower, at the top of a gable, pinnacle, or similar structure
50. Signal - A hand motion, mechanical movement or other indicator that conveys meaning; extraordinary, outstanding, notably out of the ordinary
51. Puckish - Mischievous; impish; naughtily or annoyingly playful
52. Minutiae -
A small or trivial detail; a small or minor detail; trifling or precise details
53. Propitious - Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious; kindly; gracious; full of promise; good, favorable; friendly
54. Dogged - Stubbornly persevering; tenacious; determined, persistent; to track or follow
Impecunious - Lacking money; penniless
Pelf - Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired
Tenterhook - A hooked nail for securing cloth on a tenter; one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter
58. Stoic - Indifference to pleasure or pain; impassiveness; someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions; seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
59. Timorous - Full of apprehensiveness; timid; easily frightened
Ineluctable - Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable; certain; impossible to avoid or evade
61. Pulsatile - Undergoing pulsation; vibrating; characterized by a rhythmic pulsation
62. Callous - Emotionally hardened; unfeeling; having calluses; toughened; completely lacking in compassion; cruel, insensitive; without regard for the feelings or sufferings of others

63. Querulous - Given to complaining; peevish; expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling; grouchy, hard to please
64. Lackluster - Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull; lacking brilliance or vitality
65. Flagging - Declining; weakening; languid; drooping; pavement laid with flagstones; becoming weak
66. Ambrosia - The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality; something with an especially delicious flavor or fragrance; dessert containing primarily oranges and flaked coconut
67. Burnish - To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing; polish; smooth glossy finish or appearance; luster; polish, brighten
68. Contentious - Inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits, Involving or likely to cause controversy; Syn - combative, disputatious, disputative
69. Desecrate - To violate the sacredness of; profane; spoil or mar the sanctity of; abuse, violate
Zealous - Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent; enthusiastic
71. Vacillatory - Inclined to waver; irresolute; given to or exhibiting hesitation
72. Shovel - A tool with a handle and a broad scoop or blade for digging and moving material, such as dirt or snow; large mechanical device or vehicle for heavy digging or excavation; break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool; implement with a scoop and handle
73. Shoveled - To move or remove with a shovel; convey or throw in a rough or hasty way, as if with a shovel; clear or excavate with or as if with a shovel; dig or work with a shovel
74. Guffaw - A hearty, boisterous burst of laughter
75. Amusement - The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased; game, pastime
76. Lugubrious - Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
Mellifluous - Flowing with sweetness or honey; pleasing to the ear; sweet-sounding
78. 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
79. Limpid - Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen; characterized by transparent clearness; calm and untroubled; serene; clear; comprehensible
Plangent - Loud and resounding; producing a full, deep, or rich sound; having a loud, reverberating sound; having an expressive esp plaintive quality

81. Dale - A valley; an open river valley (in a hilly area)
82. Sapient - Having great wisdom and discernment; wise, smart, intelligent
83. Jejune - Not interesting; dull; lacking maturity; childish; lacking in nutrition
Convoke - To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene; summon; call together
85. Teddy - A teddy bear; plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)
86. Beleaguered - To harass; beset; surround with troops; besiege; struggling against difficulties or criticism; plagued; beset by trouble or difficulty
87. Fetter - Anything that keeps one from moving freely; tie up, hold; shackle; restrict the freedom of
88. Periphery - A line around a closed figure or area; outskirts, outer edge; outward structure or surface; the portion of a system outside the central region; outermost part or region within a precise boundary
89. Succinct - Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse
Iconoclast - One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions; one who destroys sacred religious images; which attacks settled beliefs or institutions; critical
Assertive - Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured
92. Encomium - Warm, glowing praise; formal expression of praise; a tribute
93. Fleeting - Passing quickly; ephemeral; brief, transient; moving or passing by very swiftly; lasting for a markedly brief time

94. Sojourn - To reside temporarily; a brief period of residence; short stay or visit; spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily; remaining in a place as a guest or lodger
95. Wallow - An indolent or clumsy rolling about; take extravagant pleasure; move about in an indolent or clumsy manner; condition of degradation or baseness; roll the body about indolently or clumsily in or as if in water, snow, or mud; be plentifully supplied; swell or surge forth; billow
96. Glee - Jubilant delight; joy; extreme happiness
97. Novelty - The quality of being novel; newness; something new and unusual; an innovation; small mass-produced article, such as a toy or trinket; originality
98. Gadfly - A persistent irritating critic; a nuisance; one that acts as a provocative stimulus; a goad; any of various flies, especially of the family Tabanidae, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals
99. Cryptic - Having hidden meaning; mystifying; occult; using code or cipher; secret; obscure in meaning
100. Redolent - Having or emitting fragrance; aromatic; suggestive; reminiscent; smelling sweet and agreeable; serving to bring to mind; (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; having a strong distinctive fragrance
101. Slothful - Disinclined to work or exertion; lazy
Zephyr - A gentle breeze; gentle wind; a slight wind (usually refreshing); any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments; something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing
103. Embezzlement - The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted; stealing money, often from employer
104. Malicious - Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful; hateful; done just to be mean
105. Seasoned - Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice; experienced; containing a special flavor added to food, such as a spice; aged
106. Exotic - From another part of the world; foreign; excitingly strange; not native; mysterious; not indigenous; striptease performer
107. Incidental - Occurring or likely to occur as an unpredictable or minor accompaniment; related; minor; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing
108. Malodorous - Having a bad odor; foul; foul-smelling; unpleasant-smelling
109. Redress - To set right; remedy or rectify; make amends to; adjust (a balance, for example); satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation; help, compensation; to set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer; make right what is wrong
110. Cogitate - To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder; think deeply about; use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments
111. Illicit - Not sanctioned by custom or law; unlawful; not legal; forbidden
Natty - Neat, trim, and smart; dapper; stylish; marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; marked by smartness in dress and manners
113. Trenchancy - Irony or bitterness, as of tone; keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
114. Brazenness - The quality or state of being brazen; state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident; behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
115. Propensity - An innate inclination; a tendency; inclination, weakness; ending towards or natural liking

116. Dapper - Neatly dressed; trim; very stylish in dress; lively and alert
Vehement - Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid
Recklessness - Foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger; the trait of giving little thought to danger
119. Plumb - Vertical; probe, go into; measure (the depth of a body of water); a ball of lead or other heavy object attached to the end of a line for finding the depth of water or determining the vertical on an upright surface
120. Expatriate - Residing in a foreign country; who has taken up residence in a foreign country; send into exile; throw out of country
121. Ambrosial - Suggestive of ambrosia; fragrant or delicious; worthy of the gods; divine; extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
122. Unsavory - Distasteful or disagreeable; revolting, sickening; morally offensive; not pleasing in odor or taste
123. Tardy - Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late; moving slowly; sluggish
Cogent - Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing; effectiveness
125. Congenital - Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences; inborn

126. Torpor - A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; apathy; dormant, inactive state of a hibernating or estivating animal; deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity; lethargy; dullness
127. Sloven -
One who is habitually careless in personal appearance or work; a coarse obnoxious person; a person of low character or manners; a knave, rascal
128. Prolixity - Words or the use of words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision; using or containing an excessive number of words; long-winded; wordy
129. Pragmatist -
One who is pragmatic
130. Pragmatic - Practical; sensible; dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; person given to intruding in other people's affairs
131. Encomiast - A person who delivers or writes an encomium; a eulogist; special (but not particular) kind of liar

132. Encomiastic - Formally expressing praise; conveying or resembling a compliment; "a complimentary remark"
133. Eulogy - A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died; high praise or commendation
Defer - To put off until a later time; postpone; yield; conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy; submit to the opinion, wishes, or decision of another through respect or in recognition of his or her authority, knowledge, or judgment; procrastinate; put off; postpone
135. Impressionable - Readily or easily influenced; suggestible; capable of receiving an impression; plastic; easily taught; gullible; easily impressed or influenced
136. Servile - The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household; bondage; state of subjugation to an owner or master
137. Compliant - Disposed or willing to comply; submissive; acquiescent; agreeable; willing to yield

138. Belligerent - Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive; of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare; one that is hostile or aggressive, especially one that is engaged in war; nasty, argumentative
Censorious - Tending to censure; highly critical; harshly critical or expressing censure; inclined to judge too severely
140. Bellicose - Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; likely to quarrel or fight; having or showing an eagerness to fight
Gregarious - Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable; polite, easygoing, and friendly
142. Aloofness - Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs; indifference by personal withdrawal; a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner; state of being aloof

143. Quibbler - One who quibbles; a caviler; also, a punster; person who finds fault, often severely and willfully; a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
144. Cavil - To find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections; quibble about; detect petty flaws in; carping or trivial objection; critic of our own work
Balm - To make or become calm; comfort; a soothing or healing medicine; pleasing aromatic fragrance; soothing, healing, or comforting agent or quality
Fringe - A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary; periphery of a city or town; to put or form a border on; border, trimming; those members of a group or political party holding extreme views; any of the light or dark bands produced by the diffraction or interference of light
147. Idiosyncratic - Deviating from the customary; peculiar to the individual; peculiar temper or disposition; belonging to one's peculiar and individual character

148. Hiatus - An interval during which continuity is suspended; pause, interruption; a separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part
Supine - Lying horizontally on the back; flat on one's back; weak; marked by or showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference
150. Abatement - Diminution in amount, degree, or intensity; moderation; amount lowered; a reduction; act of eliminating or annulling; subsiding; decreasing, lessening
151. Acerbic - Sour or bitter tasting; acid; harsh or corrosive in tone

152. Exonerate - To free from blame; free from a responsibility, obligation, or task; excuse, clear of responsibility or blame
153. Watershed - The region drained by a river system; ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems; critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point; boundary between two river systems
154. Apostasy - Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause; instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause; defection
155. Trite - Lacking power to evoke interest through overuse or repetition; hackneyed; without freshness or appeal because of overuse;silly, commonplace
Malfeasance - Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official; inappropriate conduct by a public official
157. 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
158. Absolve - To pronounce clear of guilt or blame; relieve of a requirement or obligation; grant a remission of sin to; free from a charge or imputation of guilt; free from responsibility or duty; to say that a person is not to be blamed or is free of sin
159. Banality - The condition or quality of being banal; triviality; trite expression or idea; common saying; a trite or obvious remark

160. Explicate - To make clear the meaning of; explain; clarify, expand; make palin and comprehensible; elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
161. Exegesis - Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text; something that serves to explain or clarify
162. Extol - To praise highly; exalt; pay tribute or homage to; sing the praises of; praise in the highest terms; to honor (a deity) in religious worship
163. Excoriate - To tear or wear off the skin of; abrade; censure strongly; denounce; make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction; criticize harshly and devastatingly; criticize very severely
164. Jest - To joke about; make jokes; behave playfully; object of amusement or laughter; words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement; playful or amusing act; a prank; frolicsome or frivolous mood; object of ridicule; a laughingstock; witty remark; utter scoffs; gibe

165. Iridescent - Producing a display of lustrous, rainbow like colors; brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in effect or appearance; play of light producing rainbow colors; varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
Conscientious - Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled; thorough and assiduous; moral, upright; thorough, careful
Hackneyed - Over familiar through overuse; trite
168. Pontificate - To express opinions or judgments in a dogmatic way; administer the office of a pontiff; speak or behave with exaggerated authority; the government of the Roman Catholic Church

169. Awning - A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, door, or deck; covering over a window often made of canvas
170. Trudge - To walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way; plod; long, tedious walk; walk heavily
171. Didactic - Intended to teach a moral lesson; inclined to teach or moralize excessively
172. Innocuous - Having no adverse effect; harmless; not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid; devoid of hurtful qualities; lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality
173. Ecclesiastic -
A minister or priest; a cleric; of or associated with the Christian Church; clergy man or other person in religious orders
174. Aboulia - Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently; loss of will power
175. Nadir - The lowest point
176. Morass - Low coastal grassland frequently overflowed by the tide; area of low-lying, soggy ground; something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms; marsh or swamp; bog; mess; difficult situation

177. Accolade - An expression of approval; praise; special acknowledgment; an award; ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation; ceremonial bestowal of knighthood; recognition; ornamental treatment, used over an arch, a door, or a window, composed of two curves meeting in the middle; often a richly decorated molding; approval
178. Inert - Unable to move or act; not moving; lifeless; not readily reactive with other elements; forming few or no chemical compounds; without the ability to act, move, change, or resist
179. Facetious - Playfully jocular; humorous; tongue-in-cheek, kidding; intended to excite laughter or amusement
180. Irksome - Causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious; so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; arousing no interest or curiosity

181. Invective - Denunciatory or abusive language; vituperation; denunciatory or abusive expression or discourse; harsh, often insulting language; of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse; verbal abuse; utterance intended to insult or abuse
Diatribe - A long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation; harangue, criticism; bitter or angry attack in speech or writing
183. Advocacy - The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support

184. Champion - An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person; best, excellent; defeater in competition; backer of competitor; advocate, support
185. Commotion - A condition of turbulent motion; clamor, uproar; noisy confusion; disorder
186. Iniquitous - Characterized by iniquity; wicked; characterized by gross injustice or wickedness; vicious; grossly immoral; morally objectionable; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
187. Impetuous - Characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate; having or marked by violent force; acting without thinking
Enervate - To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality; deprived of strength; debilitated; lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of; lack of nervous energy
Disabuse - To free from a falsehood or misconception; free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
190. Disaffected - Resentful and rebellious, especially against authority; alienated, estranged; discontented as toward authority
191. Gullibility - The state of being easily deceived
192. Credulity - A disposition to believe too readily; tendency to believe readily
193. Presumptuous - Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward; very self-confident; disrespectful
194. Curb - Anything that holds back; stone or concrete edging along a street; repress, restrict; restraining device; check; concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street; chain or strap that passes under a horse's lower jaw and serves in conjunction with the bit to restrain the horse; market, originally on a street or sidewalk, for trading securities that are not listed on a stock exchange
Resplendent - Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant; bright, radiant; bright and colorful, almost glowing; marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor
Demagogue - A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace; leader of the common people in ancient times; leader who attempts to gain a following by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of people in order to advance his or her political purposes
197. Tractable - Easily managed or controlled; governable; willing to carry out the wishes of others; manageable
Plucky - Having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances; brave; showing courage in the face of danger
199. Resplendent - Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant; bright, radiant; bright and colorful, almost glowing; marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor
Slur - To pronounce indistinctly; talk about disparagingly or insultingly; pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration; glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break; blur or smear; mumble words; insult; implied criticism
201. Tether - To fasten something with a line or rope; extent or limit of one's resources, abilities, or endurance; rope, chain, or similar restraint for holding one, especially an animal, in place, allowing a short radius in which one can move about
202. Apulia - A region of southeast Italy bordering on the Adriatic Sea, Strait of Otranto, and Gulf of Taranto; a region in southeastern Italy on the Adriatic
203. Ballad - A song/ poem that tells a story; narrative poem, often of folk origin and intended to be sung, consisting of simple stanzas and usually having a refrain
204. Salubrious - Conducive or favorable to health or well-being; promoting good health; health-giving
205. Inchoate - In an initial or early stage; incipient; imperfectly formed or developed; undeveloped, beginning; partial; unfinished; begun, but not completed; as in a contract not executed by all the parties; having no distinct shape

206. Halcyon - Calm and peaceful; tranquil; prosperous; golden; serene; a fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice
Collusion - A secret agreement between two or more parties for a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose; secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end
208. Exhortation - A speech or discourse that encourages, incites, or earnestly advises; urging; communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action; an earnest attempt at persuasion
209. Daft - Mad; crazy; foolish; stupid; scots; frolicsome
210. Peripatetic - Leading the life of a person without a fixed domicile; moving from place to place; constantly traveling; walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot; an itinerant; wandering; follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian

211. Evince - To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest; reveal; show clearly or to indicate
212. Nip - To stop the progress of; stop, thwart; bite; take small part; swallow, taste; take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually; small amount of liquor; seize and pinch or bite; move quickly; dart
213. Tantamount - Agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect; same; equivalent in effect or value
214. Sylvan - Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions; abounding in trees; wooded
Dire - Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous; urgent; desperate; terrible, ominous; urgent; crucial
216. Weather - The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure; come safely through (a storm); endure; come through (something) safely; survive; slope (a roof, for example) so as to shed water; discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure

217. Deracinate - To pull out by the roots; uproot; displace from one's native or accustomed environment; move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
218. Precarious - Dangerously lacking in security or stability; subject to chance or unknown conditions; based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises; tricky, doubtful; not safe or sure
219. Prairie -
An extensive area of flat or rolling, predominantly treeless grassland, especially the large tract or plain of central North America; large area of level or rolling grassy land without many trees
220. Enfeeble - To deprive of strength; make feeble; make very weak
Penitent - Feeling or expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins; person performing penance under the direction of a confessor; shamed, sorrowful; undergoing or awaiting punishment
Bonhomie - A pleasant and affable disposition; geniality; a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
Caginess - Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters; secretive; wary; careful; shrewd
Effusive - Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy; profuse; overflowing
Ethereal - Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible; highly refined; delicate; of the celestial spheres; heavenly; spiritual; so light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film
226. Recondite - Not easily understood; abstruse; concealed; hidden; mysterious, obscure
Averse - Having a feeling of opposition, distaste, or aversion; strongly disinclined
228. Audit - An examination of records or financial accounts to check their accuracy; adjustment or correction of accounts; examined and verified account; examine financial accounts; a posttreatment record review or clinical examination to verify information reported on claims
229. Lethargic - Of, causing, or characterized by lethargy; lazy, sluggish; deficient in alertness or activity
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
Flippancy - The state or quality of being flippant; irreverence
Hodgepodge - Hodgepodge - A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble; mixture, mess; a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas; collection of various things
233. Circumlocution - The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language; roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing; redundancy