Thursday, July 02, 2009

JULY - High frequency words

1. Obfuscate - To render indistinct or dim; darken; to make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand
2. Rotund - Rounded in figure; plump; having a full, rich sound; sonorous; round from fullness or plumpness; portly
3. Ostentatious - Marked by outward, often extravagant display; flashy, showy; overly showy to attract attention; pretentious
4. 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
5. Mite - A very small contribution or amount of money; very small object, creature, or particle; coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing; tiny animal related to spiders and ticks

6. Veneration - Profound respect or reverence; deep respect
7. Cessation - A bringing or coming to an end; discontinuance of an action or motion
8. Subvert - To destroy completely; ruin; undermine the character, morals, or allegiance of; corrupt; overthrow completely; rebel, destroy completely; cause the downfall of; of rulers; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; destroy property or hinder normal operations

9. Speck - A small spot, mark, or discoloration; tiny amount; a bit; tiny bit
10. Gainsay - To declare false; deny; to oppose, especially by contradiction; refuse to admit the truth, reality, value, or worth of
11. Fretwork - Ornamental work consisting of three-dimensional frets; geometric openwork; design of short bars or lines fitted together

12. Dabbler - One who engages in an activity superficially or without serious intent; one lacking professional skill and ease in a particular pursuit; amateur; an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge; any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
Impervious - Incapable of being penetrated; incapable of being affected; having the capacity to withstand; not allowing to pass through
14. Revere
- To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation; a lapel on a woman''s garment; turned back to show the reverse side; love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
15. Bestow - To present as a gift or honor; give, allot; to store or house; to provide with often temporary lodging; give formally or officially
Potable - A beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage; any liquid that is fit for drinking; fit for drinking
17. 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
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
Castigate - To inflict severe punishment on; to criticize severely
Penurious - Unwilling to spend money; stingy; yielding little; barren; poverty-stricken; destitute; mean; poor; ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money
Deft - Quick and skillful; adroit; agile, clever; quick and neat in action; skillful
22. Mulish - Stubborn and intractable; recalcitrant; unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
23. Antique - Very old; made or used a long time ago; belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period; old-fashioned; object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin; heirloom; old

24. Pulverize - To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust; to demolish; destroy
Puissant - Having or able to exert great power; powerful
26. Tantalizing - Enticingly in sight, yet often out of reach; arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach; very pleasantly inviting
27. Repudiate - To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; reject; turn one's back on; disown
28. Maladroit - Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept person; awkward, clumsy; tactless; lacking dexterity and grace in physical movement
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
30. Measly - Contemptibly small; meager; contemptibly unimportant; conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; skimpy; infected with measles

31. Stagnant - Not moving or flowing; motionless; showing little or no sign of activity or advancement; not developing or progressing; inactive; lacking vitality or briskness; sluggish or dull; motionless
32. Obstinate - Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate; difficult to manage, control, or subdue; refractory; difficult to alleviate or cure; stubborn,
Hasten - To move or act swiftly; cause to hurry; speed up; accelerate
34. August - The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar; inspiring awe or admiration; majestic; venerable for reasons of age or high rank; dignified, noble; majestic, impressive; impressive in size, scope, or extent; raised to or occupying a high position or rank

35. Effrontery - Brazen boldness; presumptuousness; state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident; nerve, boldness; impudence; arrogance
36. Antidote - A remedy or treatment for poison; agent that relieves or counteracts

37. Puckish - Mischievous; impish; naughtily or annoyingly playful
Diaphanous - So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film; fine, see-through
Obtrude - To impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others with undue insistence or without invitation; thrust out; push forward; push to thrust outward; force or come in as an improper or unwanted element
40. Dodder - To shake or tremble, as from old age; totter; progress in a feeble, unsteady manner; walk unsteadily, as of small children; any of various leafless, annual parasitic herbs of the genus Cuscuta that lack chlorophyll and have slender, twining, yellow or reddish stems and small whitish flowers
41. Bedecked - To adorn or ornament in a showy fashion; furnish with decorations; decorate
42. Loquacious - Talkative; garrulous
43. Plot - A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end; series of events and relationships forming the basis of a composition; piece of land; show graphically the direction or location of, as by using coordinates; plan, scheme
44. Pelter -
One who pelts; a pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint
45. Assiduous - Constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing; persistent; hard-working
Machination - The act of plotting; crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end; secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end
47. Pelt -
To hit again and again; to keep beating; move swiftly; sharp blow; a whack; strike or assail repeatedly with or as if with blows or missiles; bombard; skin of an animal with fur; stripped animal skin ready for tanning
Gullibility - The state of being easily deceived
49. Recommit - To refer (proposed legislation, for example) to a committee again; commit again
50. Credulity - A disposition to believe too readily; tendency to believe readily

51. Audacious - Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold; arrogant, presumptuous; showing courage
52. Puckish - Mischievous; impish; naughtily or annoyingly playful
Misdemeanor - A misdeed; breaking of the law that is less serious than a felony; minor crime, punishable by a fine or a light jail term
54. Cynicism - An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others; scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act; skepticism, pessimism

55. Soporific - Inducing or tending to induce sleep; drowsy; drug or other substance that induces sleep; a hypnotic; sleepy; sleep-inducing
56. Pugnacious - Combative in nature; belligerent; fond of fighting or arguing

57. Martinet - A strict disciplinarian, especially in the armed forces; one who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
Truncate - To shorten by or as if by cutting off; shorten; decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising
59. Imminent - About to occur; impending; at hand, on the way; expected to happen soon
60. Pestilential - A usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague; pernicious, evil influence or agent; deadly disease; something evil in effect; poison; likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
61. Avowal - A frank admission or acknowledgment; act of admitting to something; a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
62. Gulled - To deceive or cheat; get money or something else from by deceitful trickery
63. Polarize - To cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions; cause to vibrate in a definite pattern; cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions; become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
64. Egalitarian - Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people
65. Slipshod - Marked by carelessness; sloppy or slovenly; slovenly in appearance; shabby or seedy; indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness; careless; not well done
66. Marsupial - Any mammal that has a pouch on the abdomen of the female for carrying young
67. Consonant - Being in agreement or accord; corresponding or alike in sound, as words or syllables; harmonious in sound or tone; agreeing, consistent; letter of the alphabet or speech sound that is not a vowel
68. Encumbrance - One that encumbers; a burden or impediment; lien or claim on property; hindrance
69. 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
70. Desiccate - Excessive loss of moisture; the process of drying up; dry out thoroughly; preserve (foods) by removing the moisture; make dry, dull, or lifeless; dehydrate; make or become no longer active or productive

71. Preeminent - Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding; greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
72. Peripheral - Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary or periphery; minor, outside; auxiliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works in conjunction with a computer
73. Cogent - Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing; effectiveness
74. Discommode - To put to inconvenience; trouble; annoy; cause inconvenience or discomfort to
75. Nocturnal - Of, relating to, or occurring in the night; night

76. Cursory - Performed with haste and scant attention to detail; casual, hasty; quick and superficial
77. Distend - To swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure; cause to expand by or as if by internal pressure; dilate; to extend; bulge, swell
78. Keen - Eager and enthusiastic; very intelligent; sharp, piercing; make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears; having a fine edge, as for cutting
Travail - Work, especially when arduous or involving painful effort; use of physical or mental energy; hard work; concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; work strenuously; toil; anguish

80. Stalwart - Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship; strong, valiant; brave and resolute; who is physically and morally strong; who steadfastly supports an organization or cause; stout
81. Lax - Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness; not taut, firm, or compact; slack; not strict

82. Mulish - StCisternubborn and intractable; recalcitrant; unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
Reticent - Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself; restrained or reserved in style; reluctant; unwilling; secretive, quiet; reserved; quiet; not saying much, especially about one's thoughts
Lampoon - A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution; light, good-humored satire; a work, as a novel or play, that exposes folly by the use of humor or irony; ridicule, make fun of
Nadir - The lowest point
86. Meander - To wind and turn while proceeding in a course; wander, zigzag; circuitous journey or excursion; ramble; act of walking, especially for pleasure

87. Cistern - A receptacle for holding water or other liquid, especially a tank for catching and storing rainwater; artificial reservoir or tank for storing water at atmospheric pressure (such as rain-water collected from a roof) for use when required
88. Accrue - Accumulate or increase; increasing by addition of growth, often financial
Indigent - Experiencing want or need; impoverished; needy or destitute person; poor; lacking or deficient
90. Overture - An introductory section or part, as of a poem; a prelude; an instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera; introduction, approach; short section of preliminary remarks
91. 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
92. Debauched - Dissolute; dissipated; violated, corrupted; lead away from virtue or morality; to corrupt

93. Exponent - One that speaks for, represents, or advocates; one that expounds or interprets; expository; explanatory; advocate
One who debates; one given to argument; a disputant; a controvertist; one who participates in a structured discussion
95. Truculent - Disposed to fight; pugnacious; expressing bitter opposition; scathing; disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce; belligerent, hateful; defiantly aggressive
96. Intangible - Incapable of being apprehended by the mind or the senses; indefinite, obscured; incorporeal; incapable of being realized or defined

97. Homogeneous - Made up of similar parts or element; uniform in structure or composition throughout; of the same or similar nature or kind
98. Vindicate - To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof; prove one's innocence; show to be right by providing justification or prove; maintain uphold, or defend; clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
99. Commotion - A condition of turbulent motion; clamor, uproar; noisy confusion; disorder
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
101. Lethargic - Of, causing, or characterized by lethargy; lazy, sluggish; deficient in alertness or activity
102. Sonnet - A 14-line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes
103. Advocate - To speak, plead, or argue in favor of; support idea or cause publicly; person supporting an idea or cause publicly
104. Helter-skelter - In disorderly haste; confusedly; pell-mell; carelessly hurried and confused; turmoil; confusion; haphazardly
105. Paddle - A short oar with a flat blade used to move and steer a boat; dabble about in shallow water; splash gently with the hands or feet
106. Exactness - Correspondence with fact or truth; condition of being exact; accuracy; nicety; precision; regularity; accuracy, precision
107. Loquacious - Talkative; garrulous
108. Malediction - The calling down of a curse; denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury; slander

109. Interracial - Relating to, involving, or representing different races; involving or composed of different races
110. Poseur - One who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others; a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
111. Eulogy - A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died; high praise or commendation; praise, acclamation
Galling - Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing;; very upsetting; troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations
113. Biracial - Of, for, or consisting of members of two races; having parents of two different races
114. Varnish - A paint containing a solvent and an oxidizing or evaporating binder, used to coat a surface with a hard, glossy, transparent film; deceptively attractive external appearance; an outward show; add a layer to; embellish
115. Choke - To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking; check or slow down the movement, growth, or action of; become blocked up or obstructed; device used in an internal-combustion engine to enrich the fuel mixture by reducing the flow of air to the carburetor; smother, block; a narrowed part of a shotgun bore, typically near the muzzle and serving to restrict the spread of the shot
116. Oar - A long, thin, usually wooden pole with a blade at one end, used to row or steer a boat; implement used to propel or steer a boat
117. Grandiloquent - Speaking in a lofty style; pompous; bombastic; pretentious, flowery (communication); characterized by lofty or pompous eloquence
118. Necromancy - The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future; black magic; sorcery; magic qualities; call up spirits of the dead for magical purposes
119. Derivative - Something derived from another; stemming from an original source; borrowed, transmitted from source; product, descendant; chemical substance that is the result of a chemical reaction
120. Appendix - A collection of supplementary material, usually at the end of a book; an appendage; supplementary or accessory part of a bodily organ or structure
121. Quill - A large stiff feather; any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird; pen made from a feather; one of the sharp hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog; spindle or bobbin around which yarn is wound in weaving; hollow shaft that rotates on a solid shaft when gears are engaged
122. Parlance - A particular manner of speaking; choice of words and the way in which they are used; a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
123. Impute - To relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the fault or responsibility to; assign as a characteristic; credit; ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to; to regard as belonging to or resulting from another; attribute; ascribe to a cause or source
124. Bolster - To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion; to buoy up or hearten; keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty; help; short horizontal timber or steel member placed on top of a column to support and decrease the span of beams or girders; to support; reinforce. To give a boost to someone
125. Glacier - A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation exceeds melting and sublimation
126. Equivocation - Intentionally vague or ambiguous; falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language; a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth; expression or term liable to more than one interpretation; use or an instance of equivocal language
127. Irascibility - The quality or state of being irascible; irritability of temper; irascibleness; tendency to become angry or irritable; a feeling of resentful anger
128. Cane - A fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking; stick that people can lean on to help them walk
129. Irascible - Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered; characterized by or resulting from anger; crabby; quick to anger
130. Vim - Ebullient vitality and energy; lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner; quality of active mental and physical forcefulness
131. Impecunious - Lacking money; penniless; poverty-stricken; having little or no money
132. Effusive - Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy; profuse; overflowing; expressive or showing much emotion
133. Reticent - Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself; restrained or reserved in style; reluctant; unwilling; secretive, quiet; reserved; quiet; not saying much, especially about one's thoughts
134. Lambaste - To give a thrashing to; beat; scold sharply; berate; punish, beat with a cane; censure severely or angrily

135. Vilify - To make vicious and defamatory statements about; criticize very harshly
136. Laud - To give praise to; glorify; pay tribute or homage to; express warm approval of; honor (a deity) in religious worship; acclaim
137. Exodus - A departure from a place or country, especially of many people; act of leaving; departure from one's native land to settle in another
138. Envelope - Any wrapper or covering; a flat rectangular paper container for papers; the bag containing the gas in a balloon; the maximum operating capability of a system; natural covering (as by a fluid).