Saturday, March 06, 2010

MARCH - High Frequency Words

1. 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
2. Swill - To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts; act of drinking or the amount swallowed; flood with water, as for washing; mixture of liquid and solid food, such as table scraps, fed to animals, especially pigs; slop; kitchen waste; garbage; deep draft of liquor; nonsense, rubbish
3. Onomatopoeia - The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to; formation of words in imitation of sounds; word that sounds like what it means
4. Palpable - Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible; obvious; concrete, real
5. Fiesta - A festival or religious holiday, especially a saint's day celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries
6. Incendiary - Causing or capable of causing fire; of or containing chemicals that produce intensely hot fire when exploded; inflammatory; an arsonist; who creates or stirs up factionalism or sedition; an agitator; causing trouble, damage; one who maliciously and willfully sets property on fire; also, an object or thing capable of starting and sustaining a fire
7. Adulation - Excessive flattery or admiration; excessive, ingratiating praise; overenthusiastic praise; servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
8. Deluge - An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain; barrage; great flood; heavy downpour; overrun with water; inundate
9. Decrepitude - The quality or condition of being weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use
10. Seraph - A celestial being having three pairs of wings; the first of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology
11. Rambunctious - Boisterous and disorderly; loud, energetic; noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
12. Dank - Disagreeably damp or humid; clammy; slightly wet; unpleasantly damp or cold
13. Garner - To gather and store in or as if in a granary; to amass, gather; collect, accumulate; to gather and save or to store up; a granary; collect ripe crops
14. Denude - To divest of covering; make bare; expose (rock strata) by erosion; strip the covering from
15. Tantamount - Agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect; same; equivalent in effect or value
16. Cruet - A small glass bottle for holding a condiment, such as vinegar or oil; a small vessel for holy water or for water or wine used in the consecration of the Eucharist
17. Hospice - A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute; a program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home; an institution that provides care and shelter; resort for travelers which includes lodging and entertainment
18. Orc - A mythical monster of varying descriptions; any of several cetaceans especialy the grampus of the dolphin family
19. Ballon - To curve outward past the normal or usual limit; stand out, stick out; increase rapidly; swell; a rounded or irregularly shaped outline containing the words that a character in a cartoon is represented to be saying; a flexible bag designed to be inflated with hot air or with a gas, such as helium, that is lighter than the surrounding air, causing it to rise and float in the atmosphere
20. Puckish - Mischievous; impish; naughtily or annoyingly playful
21. Whelp - A young offspring of a mammal, such as a dog or wolf; child; a youth; young of any of various canines; birth; of dogs; any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan; a tooth of a sprocket wheel
22. Cassette - A small flat case containing two reels and a length of magnetic tape that winds between them, often used in audio and video recorders and players and as a medium for storing data in digital form; lightproof cartridge containing photographic film or plates, used in specially designed cameras; cartridge for holding and winding typewriter or printer ribbon while in the machine; case with recording tape in it for use in a tape or video recorder
23. 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
24. Clairvoyant - Having the supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses; person, such as a medium, possessing the supposed power of clairvoyance; person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron, namely, that he is a blockhead; person who has the power to see or know things that are not present to the senses; perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses; foreseeing the future
25. 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
26. Repudiate - To refuse to recognize or acknowledge; reject; turn one's back on; disown
27. Serendipitous - The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident; fact or occurrence of such discoveries; instance of making such a discovery
28. Adulation - Excessive flattery or admiration; excessive, ingratiating praise; overenthusiastic praise; servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
29. Beguile - To deceive by guile; delude; take away from by or as if by guile; cheat; distract the attention of; divert; pass (time) pleasantly; amuse or charm; delight; charm; deceive; draw notice or interest by charm
30. Delude - Be false to; deceive, fool; deceive the mind or judgment of; frustrate the hopes or plans of; cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation
31. Simile - A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared
32. Metaphor - A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison; one thing conceived as representing another; a symbol; figure of speech in which one object is used in place of another to suggest a likeness
33. Allegory - The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form; a story, picture, or play employing such representation; a symbolic representation
34. Euphoria - A feeling of great happiness or well-being; extreme happiness; high spirits
35. Obloquy - Harsh, often insulting language; loss of or damage to one's reputation; vilification
36. Benevolent - Characterized by or suggestive of doing good; of, concerned with, or organized for the benefit of charity, charitable, kind
37. Bewilderment - The condition of being confused or disoriented; situation of perplexity or confusion; a tangle; state of being confused; confusion resulting from failure to understand
38. Resilient - Marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune; capable of returning to an original shape or position, as after having been compressed; bouncy, flexible; having the quality of springing back to a former position. Also: Able to recover quickly from sickness or difficulty; sturdy
39. Pugnacious - Combative in nature; belligerent; fond of fighting or arguing
40. Truculent - Disposed to fight; pugnacious; expressing bitter opposition; scathing; disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce; belligerent, hateful; defiantly aggressive
41. Belligerent - Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare; nasty, argumentative; having angry aggressive feelings
42. 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
43. Allegiance - Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause; obligations of a vassal to a lord; being loyal to country, king, or ruler
44. 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
45. Torpid - Deprived of the power of motion or feeling; benumbed; lazy, slow; slow and apathetic; lacking mental and physical alertness and activity
46. Laud - To give praise to; glorify; pay tribute or homage to; express warm approval of; honor (a deity) in religious worship; acclaim
47. Scathed - To harm or injure, especially by fire; to criticize or denounce severely;excoriate; the act of damaging something or someone; criticize harshly and devastatingly
48. Prodigy - A person with exceptional talents or powers; act or event so extraordinary or rare as to inspire wonder; portentous sign or event; an omen; one that evokes great surprise and admiration
49. Flay - To strip off the skin or outer covering of; strip of money or goods; fleece; whip or lash; assail with stinging criticism; excoriate; criticize harshly and devastatingly; to scold severely
50. Excoriate - To tear or wear off the skin of; abrade; censure strongly; denounce, criticize very severely
51. Fustian - A coarse sturdy cloth made of cotton and flax; pretentious speech or writing; pompous language; pompous, bombastic, and ranting
52. Bombastic - Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated; tumid; pompous, grandiloquent; boastful in speech or writing; pompous
53. Pretentious - Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified, snobbish, conceited; trying to seem more important or valuable than is true
54. Futile - Having no useful result; trifling and frivolous; idle; hopeless, pointless
55. Baleful - Portending evil; ominous; harmful or malignant in intent or effect; menacing; threatening evil
56. Proselyte - A new convert to a doctrine or religion
57. Presumptuous - Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward; very self-confident; excessively forward; rude and disrespectful
58. Circumspect - heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent; trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error; cautious, discreet; showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration
59. Rectitude - Moral uprightness; righteousness; quality or condition of being correct in judgment; quality of being straight; orally correct behaviour; quality of being upright in principles and conduct
60. 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
60. Phlegmatic - Without emotion or interest; having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
61. Seditious - In opposition to a civil authority or government; arousing to action or rebellion; constituting treason; relating to, or having the nature of sedition; guilty of engaging in or promoting sedition
62. 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
63. Resolute - Firm or determined; unwavering; determined, strong-willed; indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence
64. Calumny - A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; utterance of maliciously false statements; slander; expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone
65. Wholesome - Conducive to sound health or well-being; salutary; promoting mental, moral, or social health; healthy, decent; conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
66. Prescient - Perceiving the significance of events before they occur; characterized by foresight
67. 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
68. Adamant - Impervious to pleas, appeals, or reason; stubbornly unyielding; stone once believed to be impenetrable in its hardness; extremely hard substance; hard like rock; unyielding; mineral frequently found beneath a corset. soluble in solicitate of gold; unbreakable
69. Revere - To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation; to venerate; adore; reverence; regard with great awe and devotion; 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
70. Stygian - Gloomy and dark; infernal; hellish