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By Jess145 (Jess145) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 03:49 am: Edit

I took the SAT's in December..while studying for the verbal section i went crazy(sort of)trying to look for vocab lists of the slightly tougher words(the ones that come towards the end of each section).So I ended up making my own list from various prep books and the net and stuff.I was just wondering if anyone thinks it would help them too coz I know I'd have been better off if I'd had the list in the first place.I'd have to type it out and everything..which might take a while coz theres almost 500 words on the list but I thought it was helpful, so incase anyone's interested let me know.

By Futuredoctor (Futuredoctor) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 08:30 pm: Edit

Jess145, Could you please email me list the list of words (perhaps you can scan them and paste them on word and send them, rather than type all of them out...). I am in the same situation as you were, poreing through word lists, trying to take out the harder words...

Thank you very much (by the way, what was your verbal score, and breakdown by section)?

By Sosostressed (Sosostressed) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:08 pm: Edit

jess 145 I would be obliged if you would sent me your list. My address is sosostressed@yahoo.com
thank you soooooo much

By 9331 (9331) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 04:32 pm: Edit

I too would like the list. My email is anhla9331@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

By Futuredoctor (Futuredoctor) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 05:07 pm: Edit

By the way, my email is sisir@comcast.net

By Intricatewinds (Intricatewinds) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 06:24 pm: Edit

Jess, can you send me your list? That would be great :) Thanks!

intricatewinds@mail.com

By Matt37 (Matt37) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 06:59 pm: Edit

Same here, jess! It would be a great help if you could send me your list! Thank you so much! :-)

-Matt
supermatt37@ahmg.com

By Jess145 (Jess145) on Friday, March 07, 2003 - 02:51 am: Edit

Hey...sure will send you guys the list.Just have to hang on a bit coz am unfortunately superbusy right now.Will send it to your accounts in a few days tho,promise.

By 9331 (9331) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 01:42 pm: Edit

have you sent it yet?

By Nfested (Nfested) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 01:48 pm: Edit

hey Jess I would also like the Vocab list. My email is nfested@opentechsupport.net

By Bkwrm98 (Bkwrm98) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 02:56 pm: Edit

Same. Sorry if we're bothering you or anything :-)
quasismart1012@hotmail.com

By Azura (Azura) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 05:02 pm: Edit

jess i would appreciate it so much if you would be able to send me a copy as well. thanks so much!
iiazureskyeii@aol.com

By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 05:16 pm: Edit

Hello Jess,
I would be very appreciative if you could e-mail me your word list, as it would help me greatly. Thanks a lot

petegoldberg@hotmail.com

By Shilpa1125 (Shilpa1125) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 07:19 pm: Edit

Hey Jess, I'd really like that list too. My email is Shilpa1186@yahoo.com

Thanks!

By Montydsw11 (Montydsw11) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 07:51 pm: Edit

I'd appreciate a copy:
dweinberg@mindspring.com

By Floridaboy (Floridaboy) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 09:10 pm: Edit

Ha, you made yourself popular, in a good way. It was a truely altruistic thought. Good word. Unfortunately, that is about the only one I know so I too, would appreciate your ecclectic list. Thanks and I am honestly in need of help. My email is baller2144@hotmail.com thanks again.

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 10:29 pm: Edit

peer pressure.

jshar2004@aol.com

By Jess145 (Jess145) on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 - 02:34 am: Edit

As before am sorry havent sent it yet..got exams on and stuff but will definitely send at least part of it to everyone today.Let me know if you havent got it by tomorrow.

By Theproducer (Theproducer) on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 - 08:18 am: Edit

thestargoat@hotmail.com

By Bart_Simpson22 (Bart_Simpson22) on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 - 09:43 pm: Edit

I need serious vocab help! thx. ====> ralphwiggum22@hotmail.com

By Calvzz (Calvzz) on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 09:47 pm: Edit

Hey, one more won't hurt: calvzz@hotmail.com

By Incognitoiamnot (Incognitoiamnot) on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 09:23 pm: Edit

Vocaab is my worst. My SAT vocab is close to zero... Stupid private school gives me too much homework email is ijnailrb@yahoo.con

By Nocalguy (Nocalguy) on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 10:23 pm: Edit

Maybe it's just me, but I have found studying vocab. to be unhelpful due to the number of words in the English Language. You'd be much better off studying the roots so that you can make educated guesses on the SAT's. Studying those "common words" from those SAT prep. books (the ones that they say have a higher chance of showing up) might help too.

By Hahaha (Hahaha) on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 11:57 pm: Edit

Please email the list to me also, my email address is atulvyas@yahoo.com. No rush. Thanks for the help. Ur getting mad "brownie points" on this board. lol.

By Confetti (Confetti) on Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 02:09 am: Edit

aluminumgestures@aol.com that's very nice of you, thank you!

By Jess145 (Jess145) on Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 08:28 am: Edit

Everyone who's asked for the list on or after the 10th ..I'll be sending it in a couple of days a'right?Thanks.

By Archie (Archie) on Saturday, April 12, 2003 - 07:59 pm: Edit

If you woudldn't mind, I would also like a copy. arilewine@cox.net

By Jess145 (Jess145) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 03:06 am: Edit

I wont be on for a few days now so anyone who wants a list/hasnt got one yet please ask someone on the board who has.Sorry for the inconvenience.Otherwise hold on till I get back or something.

By Gear544 (Gear544) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 09:22 am: Edit

you're a life saver.

gear544@hotmail.com

By Javaprogrammer (Javaprogrammer) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 12:03 pm: Edit

Anyone who has received it please send me a copy!

Thanks!

jprogrammer2@yahoo.com

By Jokemaker (Jokemaker) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 02:43 pm: Edit

Please send me a copy anybody...
jw1139@swt.edu

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 03:05 pm: Edit

Here it is:


Altruist -Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness

Abstruse-Difficult to understand

Accretion-Growth/increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion.

Aberrant-Deviating from the proper or expected course/what is normal

Ambivert- personality trait including the qualities of introversion and extroversion.

Altercation-A vehement quarrel

Anglophile-One who admires England, its people, and its culture.

Anachronism-One that is out of its proper or chronological order

Anomalous-Deviating from the normal or common order

Analgesia-absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness.

Acumen-Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Archaic- relating to or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period

Antepenultimate-Coming before the next to the last in a series

Anthropomorphic-Attribution of human characteristics or behavior to inanimate objects, animals

Archipelago-A large group of islands

Almanac-A usually annual reference book composed of various lists, tables, and often brief articles

Ageism-Discrimination based on age, especially prejudice against the elderly.

Aggrandize-To increase the scope of; extend.

Adroit-deft; Skillful and adept under pressing conditions

Adumbrate-To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow

Aggregating-total

Antimony-A metallic element

Apocryphal-Of questionable authorship or authenticity

Abstemious- Eating and drinking in moderation.

Affable-Easy and pleasant arable

Atrophy-A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution

Abeyance-The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension

Acclivity-An upward slope, as of a hill

Acerbity-Sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone

Addendum-Something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book

Adjunct-Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position

Assiduous-Unceasing; persistent

Avaricious-Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy

Aver-To affirm positively; declare

Asunder-Into separate parts or pieces

Abrogate-To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Ameliorate-To make or become better; improve

Augment-To make (something already developed or well under way) greater

Amanuensis-One who is employed to take dictation or to copy manuscript.

Abrade-To wear down or rub away by friction; erode

Accouter-To outfit and equip, as for military duty

Acrophobia-An abnormal fear of high places

Acquiesce-To consent or comply passively or without protest

Abut-To touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent

Abysmal-Very profound; limitless or very bad:

Accrue-To come to one as a gain, addition, or increment

Acuity-Acuteness of vision or perception; keenness



B

Bibliophile-A collector of books

Burgeoning-To grow and flourish

Belligerent-Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive

Bibulous-Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink

Badinage-Light, playful banter

Bionic-Having anatomical structures or physiological processes that are replaced or enhanced by electronic or mechanical components

Brevity-Concise expression; terseness

Buttress-A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement

Bucolic-Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic

Blandishment-To coax by flattery or wheedling; cajole.

Beguile-To deceive by guile; delude

Bellicose-Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious

Bulbous-Resembling a bulb in shape; rounded or swollen



C



Cavalier-A gallant or chivalrous man, a mounted soldier; a knight

Cadaverous-Of corpselike pallor; pallid

Castigation-To inflict severe punishment on

Convivial-pertaining to a feast or to festivity; convivial

Contentious-Given to contention; quarrelsome

Complaisant-Exhibiting a desire or willingness to please; cheerfully obliging.

Curmudgeonly-An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions

Corrigendum-An error to be corrected, especially a printer's error

Cortege-A ceremonial/funeral procession

Coruscate-To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter

Cabalistic-Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult

Cadence-The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching

Corpulent-Excessively fat
Caulk-A spiked plate fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole
Contumely-Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence
Capricious-Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable
Commensurate-Of the same size, extent, or duration as another
Commodious-Spacious; roomy
Concur-To be of the same opinion; agree
Cantankerous-Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable
Chagrin-A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment
Conduit-A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water
Conciliatory-To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease
Consensus-An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole
Certitude-The state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence
Circumlocution-The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language
Coalesce-To grow together; fuse
Choleric-Easily angered; bad-tempered
Cavil-To find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections
Chronometer-An exceptionally precise timepiece
Clemency-A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy
Craven-Characterized by abject fear; cowardly
Congenital-Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences

D
Demagogue-an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience
Diatribe-A bitter, abusive denunciation
Deluge-Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood
Deferential-Marked by or exhibiting deference
Dermatitis-Inflammation of the skin
Debouch-To march from a narrow or confined area into the open.
Decadence-A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay
Debility-The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity
Desiccate-: lose water or moisture
Distend-To swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure
Deleterious-Having a harmful effect; injurious
Dolorous-Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain
Diffident-Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid
Diagraph-A drawing instrument, combining a protractor and scale.
Diminution-The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction
Dilettante-Superficial; amateurish dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge
Discursive-Covering a wide field of subjects; rambling
Didactic-Intended to instruct
Disconsolate-Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected
Decimated-To inflict great destruction or damage on:
Doggerel-Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature
Deportment-A manner of personal conduct; behavior
Dressage-maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
Disseminate-To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
Dissonance-A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord
E
Egregious-Conspicuously bad or offensive
Eugenics-The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding
Epistemology-The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Equivocate-To avoid making an explicit statement.
Enervation-To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of
Ennui-Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom
Erudite-Characterized by erudition; learned
Evanescent-Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
Euphemistic-of an inoffensive substitute for offensive terminology
Euphonious-Pleasing or agreeable to the ear
Equanimity-The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
Emolument-Payment for an office or employment; compensation
Encephalitis-Inflammation of the brain
Execrable-Deserving of execration; hateful
Expeditious-Acting or done with speed and efficiency
Emaciated-very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Expounding-To give a detailed statement of; set forth
Extenuating -To lessen or attempt to lessen the magnitude or seriousness of
Esoteric-Intended for or understood by only a particular group
Extraneous-Inessential or unrelated to the topic or matter at hand; irrelevant.
Erroneous-Containing or derived from error; mistaken
Exacerbate-To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
Edify-To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.
Exculpate-To clear of guilt or blame
Emollient-Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying
Exceptionable-Open or liable to objection or debate; objectionable or debatable
Emancipate-To free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
Extradite-To give up or deliver (a fugitive, for example) to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority
Expunged-To eliminate completely;
F
firmament-The vault or expanse of the heavens; the sky
francophone-A French-speaking person, especially in a region where two or more languages are spoken
fabian-Cautious or dilatory, as in taking action
flagellant-One who whips
furlough-A leave of absence or vacation
fuselage-The central body of an aircraft, to which the wings and tail assembly are attached
fatuous-Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish
fallacious-Containing or based on a fallacy
fractious-Inclined to make trouble; unruly
florid-Flushed with rosy color; ruddy
fortuitous-Happening by accident or chance
fecund-Capable of producing offspring or vegetation; fruitful
fallow-Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season
facile-Done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; easy

G

gustatory-Of or relating to the sense of taste
gratuitous-Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned
genocide-The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group
gusset-A triangular insert, as in the seam of a garment, for added strength or expansion
geiger counter-An instrument that detects and measures the intensity of radiation
grandiose-Characterized by greatness of scope or intent; grand
gentrification-The restoration and upgrading of deteriorated urban property by middle-class or affluent people, often resulting in displacement of lower-income people.

H

hypodermic-Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis
hacienda-A large estate or plantation in Spanish-speaking countries
haematology-the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
hirsute-Covered with hair; hairy
hydrophonics-Cultivation of plants in nutrient solution rather than in soil
histrionics-Cultivation of plants in nutrient solution rather than in soil
heretic-A person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly dissents from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
harried-To disturb or distress by or as if by repeated attacks; harass
hedonism-Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses
heresy-A controversial or unorthodox opinion or doctrine, as in politics, philosophy, or science


internist-A physician specializing in internal medicine
ignominious-Marked by shame or disgrace
insidious-Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner
impecunious-Lacking money; penniless
indigent-Experiencing want or need; impoverished
indict-To accuse of wrongdoing; charge
impervious-Incapable of being penetrated
incisive-Penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
insuperable-Impossible to overcome; insurmountable
ingenuous-Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless
iconoclast-One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions
ingenue-A naive, innocent girl or young woman
indelible-Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent
intumescence-The act or process of swelling or the condition of being swollen
induitable-Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable
incontrovertible-Impossible to dispute; unquestionable
indict-To accuse of wrongdoing; charge
impinge-To collide or strike
inure-To habituate to something undesirable, especially by prolonged subjection; accustom
inveigh-To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently
inveigle-To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk
incumbent-Imposed as an obligation or duty; obligatory
indemnify-To protect against damage, loss, or injury; insure
infinitesimal-Immeasurably or incalculably minute
innocuous-Having no adverse effect; harmless
incipient-Beginning to exist or appear
incapacitating-To deprive of strength or ability; disable
iconography-A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art
intransigent-Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising
ineffable-Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable
interminable-Being or seeming to be without an end; endless
immutable-Not subject or susceptible to change
intractable-Difficult to manage or govern; stubborn
indolent-Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy
irascibility-Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered


J
jocular-Characterized by joking
jingoism-Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism

L
loquacious-Very talkative; garrulous
laconic-Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise
lascvicious-Given to or expressing lust; lecherous
lugubrious-Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
libretto-The text of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera
lexicon-stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary
lassitude -A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness
M
monocle-An eyeglass for one eye
metronome-A device used to mark time by means of regularly recurring ticks or flashes at adjustable intervals
miliate-To have force or influence; bring about an effect or a change
malediction-Slander
maleficient-Doing evil, harm, or mischief
malaise-A general sense of depression or unease
mulatto-A person having one white and one Black parent
martinet-One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
mellifluous-Flowing with sweetness or honey
menagerie-A collection of live wild animals on exhibition
mendacious-Lying; untruthful
mendicant-A beggar
meniscus-A crescent-shaped body
multifarious-Having great variety; diverse
mummer-A masked or costumed merrymaker, especially at a festival
muniments-Documentary evidence by which one can defend a title to property or a claim to rights.
magnate-A powerful or influential person, especially in business or industry
mien-Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind
meretricious-Attracting attention in a vulgar manner:
missive-Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive
misnomer-An error in naming a person or place.
magniloquence-Lofty and extravagant in speech; grandiloquent
marsupial-Any of various nonplacental mammals of the order Marsupialia, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.
malodorous-Having a bad odor; foul
maladroit-Marked by a lack of adroitness; inept

By Montydsw11 (Montydsw11) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 04:00 pm: Edit

thanks a lot... please post the rest as soon as you can! Thanks!

By Lick_My_Beanbag (Lick_My_Beanbag) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 01:05 am: Edit

Dude.. hook it up idajanrm@hotmail.com

By Jess145 (Jess145) on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 05:54 am: Edit

Oh lordy.God only knows why I didnt think of this before.May as well put the rest up here.With the exception of O that is-will post it in a day or so.Hope there arent any mistakes or anything.

N

NEURALGIA-Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves
NEURITIS-Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.
NEURASTHENIA-A psychological disorder characterized by chronic fatigue and weakness
NOISOMENESS-Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul
neologism-A new word, expression, or usage
nefarious-Infamous by way of being extremely wicked
necromancy-The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future

P

Pugnacious-Combative in nature; belligerent
psychogenic-Originating in the mind or in mental or emotional processes
perspicacity-Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding
prurient-Inordinately interested in matters of sex; lascivious
pedagogue-A schoolteacher; an educator
pachyderm-Any of various large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammals such as the elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus.
phrenologist-The study of the shape and protuberances of the skull,
pejorative-Tending to make or become worse
phenome-The smallest phonetic unit in a language that is capable of conveying a distinction in meaning,as the m of mat and the b of bat in English.
proselytize-To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith
pedantic-Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rule
phantasmagoric-A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever
pervasive-Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate
perfunctory-Done routinely and with little interest or care
philologist-Literary study or classical scholarship
philatelist-The collection and study of postage stamps, postmarks, and related materials; stamp collecting
proscribe-To denounce or condemn
penurious-Unwilling to spend money; stingy
platitudinous-A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant
pusillanimity-state or quality of being pusillanimous; cowardice
persiflage-Light good-natured talk; banter
proliferate-To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring
phosphorescence-Persistent emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation
preeminent-Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
plenitude-An ample amount or quantity; an abundance
pillory-A wooden framework on a post, with holes for the head and hands
polyglot-Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages
parsimony-Unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess
paradigm-One that serves as a pattern or model
pathology-The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences
perquisite-A payment or profit received in addition to a regular wage or salary, especially a benefit expected as one's due
patois-A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition
patronymic-Of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor
paucity-Smallness of number; fewness
panchromatic-Sensitive to all colors
pandemic-Widespread; general
proleteriat-The class of industrial wage earners who, possessing neither capital nor production means, must earn their living by selling their labor.
pragmatist-A practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems.
purport-To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; profess
promulgated-To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially
peripatetic-peripatetic
percipient-Having the power of perceiving, especially perceiving keenly and readily
proclivity-A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition
panjandrum-An important or self-important person:
pannier-A large wicker basket, especially
panoply-A splendid or striking array
phlegmatic-Of or relating to phlegm; phlegmy,Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
potentate-One who has the power and position to rule over others; a monarch
propitious-Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious
progeny-One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or a descendant.
promontory-A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland
precipitious-Resembling a precipice; extremely steep
peremptory-Putting an end to all debate or action:
panacea-A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.
prevaricated-To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate
protracted-To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong:
piquant-Pleasantly pungent or tart in taste; spicy.
Appealingly provocative: a piquant wit.
Charming, interesting, or attractive: a piquant face
prolific-Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile

Q

quiescing-To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.
querulous-Given to complaining; peevish
quibbler-To evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections

R

REGICIDE-The killing of a king.
REDOLENT-Having or emitting fragrance; aromatic
RESILIENT-Marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune
RESURGENCE-A continuing after interruption; a renewal
RAPACIOUS-Taking by force; plundering
REMONSTRATE-To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof
REQUITE-To make repayment or return for
RENEGADE-One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter
REPROBATE-A morally unprincipled person.
RETICENCE-The state or quality of being reluctant; unwillingness
RETINUE-The retainers or attendants accompanying a high-ranking person
RECANT-To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself).
RESCIND-To make void; repeal or annul
REPLETE-Abundantly supplied; abounding
RUBE-not very intelligent or interested in culture
RECALCITRaNT-arked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance
RECIDIVIST-tendency to recidivate
REPERTORY-Something stored in or as if in such a place; a stock or collection
RHETORIC-Skill in using language effectively and persuasively
RETROGRESS-To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
RENEGE-To fail to carry out a promise or commitment

S

SALUBRIOUS-Conducive or favorable to health or well-being

SYCOPHANT-A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people

SYPHILOLOGY-That branch of medicine which treats of syphilis

SCURRILOUS-Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language; foul-mouthed

SELF ABNEGATION-The setting aside of self-interest for the sake of others or for a belief or principle

SIMULATION-An imitation; a sham

SycophantIC-of a person or of behaviour) praising people in authority in a way that is not sincere, usually in order to get some advantage from them

SOPORIFIC-causing sleep or making a person feel sleepy

SOMNOLENT-almost sleeping, or causing sleep

SARDONIC-showing a lack of respect in a humorous but unkind way

STOCKADE-a strong wooden fence built around an area to defend it against attack

SEDENTARY-involving little exercise or physical activity

SOPHISTRY-the clever use of arguments which seem true but are really false, and are used in this way to deceive people

SUBVERSION-Subversion is the attempt to destroy or weaken an established system or government

SUPERCILIOUS-behaving as if or showing that you think that you are better than other people, and that their opinions etc. are not important

SUPERFLUOUS-more than is needed or wanted

SUPERVENED-To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected

SERAPH-A celestial being having three pairs of wings

SEQUESTRATE-To seize; confiscate

SERAGLIO-A large harem.

SOJOURN-To reside temporarily

SERIATIM-One after another; in a series.

SEROUS-Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.

SANGUINE-Of the color of blood; red

SERRIED-Pressed or crowded together, especially in rows:

SENTENTIOUS-Terse and energetic in expression; pithy

SEPTICAEMIA-A poisoned condition of the blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; blood poisoning.

SEPTUAGENERIAN-person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80

SEDULOUS-Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous

SUMPTUARY-Regulating or limiting personal expenditures

SUCCOUR-Assistance in time of distress; relief

SCYTHE-An implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long bent handle, used for mowing or reaping

SOBRIETY-Moderation in or abstinence from consumption of alcoholic liquor or use of drugs

SUPPLICATIONS-To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.

STRIDENT-Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant

SUCCINCT-Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse

SILO-A tall cylindrical structure, usually beside a barn, in which fodder is stored.

SERF-A member of the lowest feudal class, attached to the land owned by a lord and required to perform labor in return for certain legal or customary rights

SOLILOQUY-A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

SOLVENT-Capable of meeting financial obligations

SONOROUS-Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound.

SUBVERT-SUBVERT

SENTINEL-One that keeps guard; a sentry

SUBTERFUGE-A deceptive stratagem or device



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TAXIDERMY-The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.

TENUOUS-Having little substance

termagent-A quarrelsome, scolding woman; a shrew

TAUTOLOGY-Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy

TRANSCENDENCE-Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme

TENACIOUS-Holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view

TRANSIENT-Passing with time; transitory

TORPOR-A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility

TRUNCATE-To shorten by or as if by cutting off

TRUCULENT-Disposed to fight; pugnacious

TIMOROUS-Full of apprehensiveness; timid

TENDENTIOUS-Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan

TRANSMUTATION-The act or an instance of transmuting; transformation

TRADUCE-To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements



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UXORIOUS-Excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife

URSINE-Of or characteristic of bears or a bear

UBIQUITOUS-Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent

UNCTIOUS-Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness

UNTENABLE-Being such that defense or maintenance is impossible



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VULPINE-Of, resembling, or characteristic of a fox

VIVIFY-To give or bring life to; animate

VENDETTA-A bitter, destructive feud

VISCERAL-Relating to, situated in, or affecting the viscera

VAINGLORY-Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities

VACUOUS-Devoid of matter; empty

VAGRANT-One who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood.

VIVIPAROUS-Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body

VICTUALS-Food fit for human consumption.

VINOUS-Of, relating to, or made with wine

VERBOSITY-Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words;

VIRULENT-Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful

By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 02:05 pm: Edit

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