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Frequently Occurring Vocabulary Words................Regents Exam, A.P., Exam, S.A.T. Exam, A.C.T. Exam
|1. aberrant: Markedly different from an accepted norm.
2. aberration: Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
3. abet: To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
4. abeyance: A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
5. abjure: To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
6. ablution: A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
7. abrogate: To abolish, repeal.
8. abscond: To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
9. abstemious: Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
10. abstruse: Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
11. abut: To touch at the end or boundary line.
12. accede: To agree.
13. acquiesce: To comply; submit.
14. acrid: Harshly pungent or bitter.
15. acumen: Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
16. adage: An old saying.
17. adamant: Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
18. admonition: Gentle reproof.
19. adumbrate: To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
20. affable: Easy to approach.
21. aggrandize: To cause to appear greatly.
22. aggravate: To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
23. agile: Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
24. agog: In eager desire.
25. alacrity: Cheerful willingness.
26. alcove: A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
27. alleviate: To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
28. aloof: Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
29. amalgamate: To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
30. ambidextrous: Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
31. ambiguous: Having a double meaning.
32. ameliorate: To relieve, as from pain or hardship
33. anathema: Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
34. animadversion: The utterance of criticism or censure.
35. animosity: Hatred.
36. antediluvian: Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
37. antidote: Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
38. aplomb: Confidence; coolness.
39. apocryphal : Of doubtful authority or authenticity.
40. apogee: The climax.
41. apostate: False.
42. apotheosis: Deification.
43. apparition: Ghost.
44. appease: To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
45. apposite: Appropriate.
46. apprise: To give notice to; to inform.
47. approbation: Sanction.
48. arboreal: Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
49. ardor: Intensity of passion or affection.
50. argot: A specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
51. arrant: Notoriously bad.
52. ascetic: Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
53. ascribe: To assign as a quality or attribute.
54. asperity: Harshness or roughness of temper.
55. assiduous: Unceasing; persistent
56. assuage: To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
57. astringent: Harsh in disposition or character.
58. astute: Keen in discernment.
59. atonement: Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
60. audacious: Fearless.
61. augury: Omen
62. auspicious: Favorable omen
63. austere: Severely simple; unadorned.
64. autocrat: Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
65. auxiliary: One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
66. avarice: Passion for getting and keeping riches.
67. aver: To avouch, justify or prove
68. aversion: A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
69. avow: To declare openly.
70. baleful: Malignant.
71. banal: Commonplace.
72. bask: To make warm by genial heat.
73. beatify: To make supremely happy.
74. bedaub: To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
75. bellicose: Warlike.
76. belligerent: Manifesting a warlike spirit.
77. benefactor: A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
78. benevolence: Any act of kindness or well-doing.
79. benign: Good and kind of heart.
80. berate: To scold severely.
81. bewilder: To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
82. blandishment: Flattery intended to persuade.
83. blatant: Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
84. blithe: Joyous.
85. boisterous: Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
86. bolster: To support, as something wrong.
87. bombast: Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
88. boorish: Rude.
89. breach: The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
90. brittle: Fragile.
91. broach: To mention, for the first time.
92. bumptious: Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
93. buoyant: Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
94. burnish: To make brilliant or shining.
95. cabal: A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
96. cacophony: A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
97. cajole: To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
98. callow: Without experience of the world.
99. calumny: Slander.
100. candid: Straightforward.
101. cant: To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
102. capacious: Roomy.
103. capitulate: To surrender or stipulate terms.
104. captious: Hypercritical.
105. castigate: To punish.
106. cataract: Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
107. caustic: Sarcastic and severe.
108. censure: To criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval.
109. centurion: A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
110. chagrin: Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
111. chary: Careful; wary; cautious.
112. chicanery: The use of trickery to deceive.
113. circumlocution: Indirect or roundabout expression.
114. coddle: To treat as a baby or an invalid.
115. coerce: To force.
116. coeval: Existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary.
117. cogent: Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
118. cogitate: Consider carefully and deeply; ponder.
119. cognizant: Taking notice.
120. colloquial: Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
121. collusion: A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
122. comestible: Fit to be eaten.
123. commemorate: To serve as a remembrance of.
124. complaisance: Politeness.
125. complement: To make complete.
126. comport: To conduct or behave (oneself).
127. compunction: Remorseful feeling.
128. conceit: Self-flattering opinion.
129. conciliatory: Tending to reconcile.
130. concord: Harmony.
131. concur: To agree.
132. condense: To abridge.
133. conflagration: A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
134. confluence: The place where streams meet.
135. congeal: To coagulate.
136. conjoin: To unite.
137. connoisseur: A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
138. console: To comfort.
139. conspicuous: Clearly visible.
140. consternation: Panic.
141. constrict: To bind.
142. consummate: To bring to completion.
143. contiguous: Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
144. contrite: Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
145. contumacious: Rebellious.
146. copious: Plenteous.
147. cornucopia: The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
148. corporeal: Of a material nature; physical.
149. correlate: To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
150. corroboration: Confirmation.
151. counterfeit: Made to resemble something else.
152. countervail: To offset.
153. covert: Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
154. cower: To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
155. crass: Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
156. credulous: Easily deceived.
157. cupidity: Avarice.
158. cursory: Rapid and superficial.
159. curtail: To cut off or cut short.
160. cynosure: That to which general interest or attention is directed.
161. dearth: Scarcity, as of something customary, essential,or desirable.
162. defer: To delay or put off to some other time.
163. deign: To deem worthy of notice or account.
164. deleterious: Hurtful, morally or physically.
165. delineate: To represent by sketch or diagram.
166. deluge: To overwhelm with a flood of water.
167. demagogue: An unprincipled politician.
168. denizen: Inhabitant.
169. denouement: That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
170. deplete: To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
171. deposition: Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
172. deprave: To render bad, especially morally bad.
173. deprecate: To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
174. deride: To ridicule.
175. derision: Ridicule.
176. derivative: Coming or acquired from some origin.
177. descry: To discern.
178. desiccant: Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
179. desuetude: A state of disuse or inactivity.
180. desultory: Not connected with what precedes.
181. deter: To frighten away.
182. dexterity: Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
183. diaphanous: Transparent.
184. diatribe: A bitter or malicious criticism.
185. didactic: Pertaining to teaching.
186. diffidence: Self-distrust.
187. diffident: Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
188. dilate: To enlarge in all directions.
189. dilatory: Tending to cause delay.
190. disallow: To withhold permission or sanction.
191. discomfit: To put to confusion.
192. disconcert: To disturb the composure of.
193. disconsolate : Hopelessly sad; also, saddening; cheerless.
194. discountenance: To look upon with disfavor.
195. discredit: To injure the reputation of.
196. discreet: Judicious.
197. disheveled: Disordered; disorderly; untidy.
198. dissemble: To hide by pretending something different.
199. disseminate: To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
200. dissent: Disagreement.
201. dissolution: A breaking up of a union of persons.
202. distraught: Bewildered.
203. divulge: To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
204. dogmatic: Making statements without argument or evidence.
205. dormant: Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
206. dubious: Doubtful.
207. duplicity: Double-dealing.
208. earthenware: Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
209. ebullient: Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
210. edacious: Given to eating.
211. edible: Suitable to be eaten.
212. educe: To draw out.
213. effete: Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
214. efficacy: The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
215. effrontery: Unblushing impudence.
216. effulgence: Splendor.
217. egregious: Extreme.
218. egress: Any place of exit.
219. elegy: A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
220. elicit: To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
221. elucidate: To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
222. emaciate: To waste away in flesh.
223. embellish: To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
224. embezzle: To misappropriate secretly.
225. emblazon: To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
226. encomium: A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
227. encumbrance: A burdensome and troublesome load.
228. endemic: Peculiar to some specified country or people.
229. enervate: To render ineffective or inoperative.
230. engender: To produce.
231. engrave: To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
232. enigma: A riddle.
233. enmity: Hatred.
234. entangle: To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
235. entreat: To ask for or request earnestly.
236. Epicurean: Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
237. epithet: Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
238. epitome: A simplified representation.
239. equable: Equal and uniform; also, serene.
240. equanimity: Evenness of mind or temper.
241. equanimity : Calmness; composure.
242. equilibrium: A state of balance.
243. equivocal: Ambiguous.
244. equivocate: To use words of double meaning.
245. eradicate: To destroy thoroughly.
246. errant: Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
247. erratic: Irregular.
248. erroneous: Incorrect.
249. erudite: Very-learned.
250. eschew: To keep clear of.
251. espy: To keep close watch.
252. eulogy: A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
253. euphonious: Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
254. evanescent: Fleeting.
255. evince: To make manifest or evident.
256. evoke: To call or summon forth.
257. exacerbate: To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
258. exculpate: To relieve of blame.
259. exhaustive: Thorough and complete in execution.
260. exigency: A critical period or condition.
261. exigency : State of requiring immediate action; also, an urgent situation; also, that which is required in a
262. exorbitant: Going beyond usual and proper limits.
263. expatiate: To speak or write at some length.
264. expedient: Contributing to personal advantage.
265. expiate: To make satisfaction or amends for.
266. explicate: To clear from involvement.
267. expostulate: To discuss.
268. expropriate: To deprive of possession; also, to transfer (another's property) to oneself.
269. extant: Still existing and known.
270. extempore: Without studied or special preparation.
271. extenuate: To diminish the gravity or importance of.
272. extinct: Being no longer in existence.
273. extinguish: To render extinct.
274. extirpate: To root out; to eradicate.
275. extol: To praise in the highest terms.
276. extort: To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
277. extraneous: Having no essential relation to a subject.
278. exuberance: Rich supply.
279. facetious: Amusing.
280. facile: Not difficult to do.
281. factious: Turbulent.
282. fallacious: Illogical.
283. fatuous: Idiotic
284. fawn: A young deer.
285. feint: Any sham, pretense, or deceptive movement.
286. felon: A criminal or depraved person.
287. ferocity: Savageness.
288. fervid: Intense.
289. fervor: Ardor or intensity of feeling.
290. fidelity: Loyalty.
291. finesse: Subtle contrivance used to gain a point.
292. flamboyant: Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
293. flippant: Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
294. florid: Flushed with red.
295. flout: To treat with contempt.
296. foible: A personal weakness or failing.
297. foment: To nurse to life or activity; to encourage.
298. foppish: Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
299. forbearance: Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
300. forfeit: To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
301. forgery: Counterfeiting.
302. forswear: To renounce upon oath.
303. fragile: Easily broken.
304. frantic: Frenzied.
305. frugal: Economical.
306. fugacious: Fleeting.
307. fulminate: To cause to explode.
308. fulsome: Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
309. gainsay: To contradict; to deny.
310. gamut: The whole range or sequence.
311. garrulous: Given to constant trivial talking.
312. germane: Relevant.
313. gesticulate: To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
314. glimmer: A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
315. gossamer: Flimsy.
316. gourmand: A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
317. grandiloquent: Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
318. gregarious: Sociable, outgoing
319. grievous: Creating affliction.
320. guile: Duplicity.
321. gullible: Credulous.
322. halcyon: Calm.
323. harangue: A tirade.
324. harbinger: One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
325. head: Adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
326. heinous: Odiously sinful.
327. heresy: An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
328. heterogeneous: Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
329. hirsute: Having a hairy covering.
330. hoodwink: To deceive.
331. hospitable: Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
332. hypocrisy: Extreme insincerity.
333. iconoclast: An image-breaker.
334. idiosyncrasy: A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
335. ignoble: Low in character or purpose.
336. ignominious: Shameful.
337. illicit: Unlawful.
338. imbroglio: A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
339. imbue : To dye; to instill profoundly.
340. immaculate: Without spot or blemish.
341. imminent: Dangerous and close at hand.
342. immutable: Unchangeable.
343. impair: To cause to become less or worse.
344. impassive: Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
345. impecunious: Having no money.
346. impede: To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
347. imperative: Obligatory.
348. imperious: Insisting on obedience.
349. imperturbable: Calm.
350. impervious: Impenetrable.
351. impetuous: Impulsive.
352. impiety: Irreverence toward God.
353. implacable: Incapable of being pacified.
354. implicate: To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
355. implicit: Implied.
356. importunate: Urgent in character, request, or demand.
357. importune: To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
358. impromptu: Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
359. improvident: Lacking foresight or thrift.
360. impugn: To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
361. impute: To attribute.
362. inadvertent: Accidental.
363. inane: Silly.
364. incessant: Unceasing.
365. inchoate: Incipient.
366. incipient: Initial.
367. incite: To rouse to a particular action.
368. incongruous: Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
369. inculcate: To teach by frequent repetitions.
370. indelible: That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
371. indigence: Poverty.
372. indigenous: Native.
373. indistinct: Vague.
374. indolence: Laziness.
375. indolent: Habitually inactive or idle.
376. indomitable: Unconquerable.
377. indulgent: Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
378. ineffable: Unutterable.
379. ineluctable: Impossible to avoid.
380. inept: Not fit or suitable.
381. inexorable: Unrelenting.
382. infuse: To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
383. ingenuous: Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
384. inimical: Adverse.
385. innocuous: Harmless.
386. inscrutable: Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
387. insensible: Imperceptible.
388. insinuate: To imply.
389. insipid: Tasteless.
390. insouciant: Nonchalant.
391. insurrection: The state of being in active resistance to authority.
392. interdict: Authoritative act of prohibition.
393. interim: Time between acts or periods.
394. intransigent: Not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course.
395. intrepid: Fearless and bold.
396. introspection: The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
397. inundate: To fill with an overflowing abundance.
398. inure: To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
399. invalid: One who is disabled by illness or injury.
400. invective: An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
401. inveigh: To utter vehement censure or invective.
402. inveterate: Habitual.
403. invidious: Showing or feeling envy.
404. invincible: Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
405. iota: A small or insignificant mark or part.
406. irascible: Prone to anger.
407. irate: Moved to anger.
408. ire: Wrath.
409. irksome: Wearisome.
410. itinerant: Wandering.
411. itinerate: To wander from place to place.
412. jocular: Inclined to joke.
413. jovial: Merry.
414. judicious: Prudent.
415. junta: A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
416. lachrymose: Given to shedding tears.
417. lackadaisical: Listless.
418. languid: Relaxed.
419. lascivious: Lustful.
420. lassitude: Lack of vitality or energy.
421. latent: Dormant.
422. laudable: Praiseworthy.
423. laudatory: Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
424. legacy: A bequest.
425. levee: An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
426. levity: Frivolity.
427. lexicon: A dictionary.
428. libel: Defamation.
429. licentious: Wanton.
430. lien: A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
431. listless: Inattentive.
432. lithe: Supple.
433. loquacious: Talkative.
434. lugubrious: Indicating sorrow, often ridiculously.
435. luminary: One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
436. lustrous: Shining.
437. malaise: A condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
438. malcontent: One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
439. malevolence: Ill will.
440. malign: To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
441. malleable: Pliant.
442. massacre: The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
443. maudlin: Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
444. mawkish: Sickening or insipid.
445. mellifluous: Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
446. mendacious: Untrue.
447. mendicant: A beggar.
448. meretricious: Alluring by false or gaudy show.
449. mesmerize: To hypnotize.
450. meticulous: Over-cautious.
451. mettle: Courage.
452. mettlesome: Having courage or spirit.
453. microcosm: The world or universe on a small scale.
454. mien: The external appearance or manner of a person.
455. mischievous: Fond of tricks.
456. miscreant: A villain.
457. miser: A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
458. misnomer: A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
459. moderation: Temperance.
460. modicum: A small or token amount.
461. mollify: To soothe.
462. molt: To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
463. monomania: The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
464. morbid: Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
465. mordant: Biting.
466. moribund: On the point of dying.
467. morose: Gloomy.
468. multifarious: Having great diversity or variety.
469. mundane: Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
470. munificent: Extraordinarily generous.
471. myriad: A vast indefinite number.
472. nadir: The lowest point.
473. nefarious: Wicked in the extreme.
474. negligent: Apt to omit what ought to be done.
475. neophyte: Having the character of a beginner.
476. noisome: Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
477. nostrum: Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
478. noxious: Hurtful.
479. nugatory: Having no power or force.
480. obdurate: Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
481. obfuscate: To darken; to obscure.
482. oblique: Slanting; said of lines.
483. obsequious: Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
484. obstreperous: Boisterous.
485. obtrude: To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
486. obtrusive: Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
487. obviate: To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
488. odious: Hateful.
489. odium: A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
490. officious: Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
491. ominous: Portentous.
492. onerous: Burdensome or oppressive.
493. onus: A burden or responsibility.
494. opprobrium: The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
495. ossify: To convert into bone.
496. ostentation: A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
497. ostracism: Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
498. ostracize: To exclude from public or private favor.
499. palate: The roof of the mouth.
500. palatial: Magnificent.
501. palliate: To cause to appear less guilty.
502. palpable: Perceptible by feeling or touch.
503. panacea: A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
504. panegyric: A formal and elaborate eulogy, written or spoken, of a person or of an act.
505. panoply: A full set of armor.
506. paragon: A model of excellence.
507. Pariah: A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
508. paroxysm: A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
509. parsimonious: Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
510. partisan: Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
511. pathos: The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
512. paucity: Fewness.
513. peccadillo: A small breach of propriety or principle.
514. pedestrian: One who journeys on foot.
515. pellucid: Translucent.
516. penchant: A bias in favor of something.
517. penurious: Excessively sparing in the use of money.
518. penury: Indigence.
519. peregrination: A wandering.
520. peremptory: Precluding question or appeal.
521. perfidy: Treachery.
522. perfunctory: Half-hearted.
523. peripatetic: Walking about.
524. perjury: A solemn assertion of a falsity.
525. permeate: To pervade.
526. pernicious: Tending to kill or hurt.
527. persiflage: Banter.
528. perspicacity: Acuteness or discernment.
529. perturbation: Mental excitement or confusion.
530. petrify: To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
531. petulant: Displaying impatience.
532. phlegmatic: Not easily roused to feeling or action.
533. physiognomy: The external appearance merely.
534. pious: Religious.
535. pique: To excite a slight degree of anger in.
536. placate: To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
537. platitude: A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
538. plea: An argument to obtain some desired action.
539. plenary: Entire.
540. plethora: Excess; superabundance.
541. plumb: A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
542. plummet: A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
543. poignant: Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
544. polyglot: Speaking several tongues.
545. ponderous: Unusually weighty or forcible.
546. portend: To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
547. portent: Anything that indicates what is to happen.
548. precarious: Perilous.
549. preclude: To prevent.
550. precocious: Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
551. predominate: To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
552. premature: Coming too soon.
553. presage: To foretell.
554. prescience: Knowledge of events before they take place.
555. presumption: That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
556. preternatural: Extraordinary.
557. prevalent: Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
558. prevaricate: To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
559. prim: Stiffly proper.
560. pristine: Primitive.
561. probity: Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
562. proclivity: A natural inclination.
563. procrastination: Delay.
564. prodigal: One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
565. prodigious: Immense.
566. profligacy: Shameless viciousness.
567. profligate: Recklessly wasteful
568. profuse: Produced or displayed in overabundance.
569. prolix: Verbose.
570. propinquity: Nearness.
571. propitious: Kindly disposed.
572. prosaic: Unimaginative.
573. proscribe: To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
574. protuberant: Bulging.
575. provident: Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
576. prudence: Caution.
577. puerile: Childish.
578. pugnacious: Quarrelsome.
579. punctilious: Strictly observant of the rules or forms prescribed by law or custom.
580. pungency: The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
581. pusillanimous: Without spirit or bravery.
582. pyre: A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
583. qualm: A fit of nausea.
584. quandary: A puzzling predicament.
585. quibble: An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
586. quiescence: Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive
587. quiescent: Being in a state of repose or inaction.
588. Quixotic: Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
589. quotidian: Of an everyday character; ordinary.
590. raconteur: A person skilled in telling stories.
591. ramify: To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
592. rapacious: Sieze by force, avaricious
593. raucous: Harsh.
594. reactionary: Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
595. rebuff: A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
596. recalcitrant: Marked by stubborn resistance.
597. recant: To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
598. reciprocity: Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
599. recluse: One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
600. recondite: Incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding.
601. recrudescent: Becoming raw or sore again.
602. recuperate: To recover.
603. redoubtable: Formidable.
604. redress: To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
605. refractory: Not amenable to control.
606. regale: To give unusual pleasure.
607. regicide: The killing of a king or sovereign.
608. reiterate: To say or do again and again.
609. relapse: To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
610. remonstrate: To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
611. renovate: To restore after deterioration, as a building.
612. repast: A meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
613. repel: To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
614. repine: To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
615. reprobate: One abandoned to depravity and sin.
616. repudiate: To refuse to have anything to do with.
617. repulsive: Grossly offensive.
618. requisite: Necessary.
619. requite: To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
620. rescind: To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
621. resilience: The power of springing back to a former position
622. resonance: Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
623. respite: Interval of rest.
624. restive: Resisting control.
625. retinue: The group of people who accompany an important person during travels.
626. revere: To regard with worshipful veneration.
627. reverent: Humble.
628. ribald: Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
629. risible: Capable of exciting laughter.
630. rotund: Round from fullness or plumpness.
631. ruffian: A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
632. ruminate: To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
633. sagacious: Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
634. salacious: Having strong sexual desires.
635. salient: Standing out prominently.
636. salubrious: Healthful; promoting health.
637. salutary: Beneficial.
638. sanction: To approve authoritatively.
639. sanguine: Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
640. sardonic: Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
641. satiate: To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
642. satyr: A very lascivious person.
643. savor: To perceive by taste or smell.
644. scabbard: The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.
645. scintilla: The faintest ray.
646. scribble: Hasty, careless writing.
647. sedulous: Persevering in effort or endeavor.
648. sequence: The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
649. severance: Separation.
650. shrewd: Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
651. sinecure: Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
652. sinuous: Curving in and out.
653. skiff: Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
654. sluggard: A person habitually lazy or idle.
655. solace: Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
656. solvent: Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
657. somniferous: Tending to produce sleep.
658. somnolent: Sleepy.
659. sonorous: Resonant.
660. sophistry: Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
661. soporific: Causing sleep; also, something that causes sleep.
662. sordid: Filthy, morally degraded
663. specious: Plausible.
664. spurious: Not genuine.
665. squalid: Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
666. stanch: To stop the flowing of; to check.
667. stigma: A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
668. stingy: Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
669. stolid: Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
670. submerge: To place or plunge under water.
671. subterfuge: Evasion.
672. succinct: Concise.
673. sumptuous: Rich and costly.
674. supercilious: Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
675. superfluous: Being more than is needed.
676. supernumerary: Superfluous.
677. supersede: To displace.
678. supine: Lying on the back.
679. supplicate: To beg.
680. suppress: To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
681. surcharge: An additional amount charged.
682. surfeit: To feed to fullness or to satiety.
683. susceptibility: A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
684. sybarite: A luxurious person.
685. sycophant: A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
686. synopsis: A syllabus or summary.
687. taciturn: Disinclined to conversation.
688. taut: Stretched tight.
689. temerity: Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness.
690. terse: Pithy.
691. timorous: Lacking courage.
692. torpid: Dull; sluggish; inactive.
693. torrid: Excessively hot.
694. tortuous: Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
695. tractable: Easily led or controlled.
696. transgress: To break a law.
697. transient: One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
698. transitory: Existing for a short time only.
699. travail: Hard or agonizing labor.
700. travesty: A grotesque imitation.
701. trenchant: Cutting deeply and quickly.
702. trepidation: Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
703. trite: Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
704. truculence: Ferocity.
705. truculent: Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
706. turbid: In a state of turmoil; muddled
707. turgid: Swollen.
708. turpitude: Depravity.
709. tutelage: The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
710. tyro: One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
711. ubiquitous: Being present everywhere.
712. ulterior: Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
713. umbrage: A sense of injury.
714. unctuous: Oily.
715. undermine: To subvert in an underhand way.
716. undulate: To move like a wave or in waves.
717. untoward: Causing annoyance or hindrance.
718. upbraid: To reproach as deserving blame.
719. vagary: A sudden desire or action
720. vainglory: Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
721. valorous: Courageous.
722. vapid: Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
723. variegated: Having marks or patches of different colors; also, varied.
724. vehement: Very eager or urgent.
725. venal: Mercenary, corrupt.
726. veneer: Outside show or elegance.
727. venial: That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
728. veracious: Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
729. veracity: Truthfulness.
730. verbiage: Use of many words without necessity.
731. verbose: Wordy.
732. verdant: Green with vegetation.
733. veritable: Real; true; genuine.
734. vestige: A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
735. vicissitude: A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
736. vigilance: Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
737. vigilant: Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
738. virago: Loud talkative women, strong statured women
739. virtu: Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
740. visage: The face, countenance, or look of a person.
741. vitiate: To contaminate.
742. vituperate: To overwhelm with wordy abuse.
743. vivify: To endue with life.
744. vociferous: Making a loud outcry.
745. volatile: Changeable.
746. voluble: Having great fluency in speaking.
747. wean: To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
748. whimsical: Capricious.
749. winsome: Attractive.
750. Zeitgeist: The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.