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ashes Cinerary  

home-sickness

Nostalgia
additional Accessory  

hide

Secrete
adjoining Contiguous  

half

Moiety
ancient Pristine  

idle

Faineant
athletics Callisthenics  

inclination

Propensity
abandoned Derelict  

insufficient

Inadequate
avoid Eschew  

imprison

Incarcerate
accidental Fortuitous  

irritable

Irascible
affectation Minauderie  

ignorant

Nescient
aggressive Pugnacious  

image

Simulacrum
appease Propitiate  

intention

Animus
arrogant Supercilious  

invalid

Valetudinarian
abuse Vituperate  

improve

Ameliorate
artificial Factitious  

inspiration

Afflatus
ambassador Plenipotentiary  

insolent

Contumelious
anger Dudgeon  

insincere

Disingenuous
blindness Cecity  

inflexible

Inexorable
bare Jejune  

jocular

Facetious
bold Audacious  

juicy

Succulent
blood-thirsty Sanguinary  

jovial

Convivial
brain Encephalon  

knotted

Geniculate
boasting Thrasonical  

kiss

Osculate
behead Decapitate, Decollate  

learned

Erudite
blameless Impeccable  

lifeless

Inanimate
boundary Terminus  

lass, girl

Colleen
belief Credence  

lazy

Indolent
barren Sterile  

lewd

Lascivious
beggar Mendicant  

lack

Deficiency
beneficial Salutary  

letter

Missive
boast Vaunt  

lively

Vivacious
belching Eructation  

lovable

Amiable
belfry Clocher  

latent

Delitescent
blackish Nigrescent  

liberal

Munificent
bristly Setaceous  

leniency

Clemency
bawl Vociferate  

lustful

Salacious
briskness Alacrity  

lustre

Effulgence
bony Osseous  

merry

Hilarious
brief Succinct  

moderate

Abstemious
baseness Turpitude  

mechanical

Banausic
bitterness Acerbity  

mournful

Lugubrious
brief Compendious  

mysterious

Esoteric
boxer Pugilist  

misleading

Fallacious
blessing Benediction  

maze

Labyrinth
bombastic Grandiloquent  

mixed

Miscellaneous
custom Consuetude  

maintenance

Alimony
coward Recreant  

marriage

Matrimony
courteous Debonair  

mercenary

Venal
coolness, calmness Sangfroid  

muddy

Clarty
curse Malediction  

discretion

Prudency
childish Puerile  

mock

Deride
covetousness Cupidity  

mouldy

Mucedinous
clear Pellucid  

mad

Rabid
cock Chanticleer  

melancholy

Hypochondriacal
congratulation Feficitation  

moisture

Humidity
culprit Delinquent  

noisy

Obstreperous
careless Perfunctory  

noisy

Fremescent
clock Chronometer  

noisy

Boisterous
deadly Lethiferous  

native

Indigenous
daily Quotidian  

native

Vernacular
death Demise  

nickname

Sobriquet
complaining Querimonious  

nearness

Contiguity
complain Querulous  

near

Adjacent
denial Negation  

nameless

Anonymous
dormant Quiescent  

nearness

Proximity
corrupt Vitiate  

oily

Oleaginous
diligence Assiduity  

ointment

Unguent
chalky Calcareous  

origin

Provenance
countless Myriad  

offence

Umbrage
compel Coerce  

occupation

Avocation
conquer Vanquish  

oval

Elliptical
careless Insouciant  

oppressive

Extortionate
complete Acatalectic  

opaque

Translucent
chatter Twaddle  

old

Senile
cringing Obsequious  

praise

Encomium,
crooked Hamate  

powerless

Impuissant
condescend Vouchsafe  

purification

Defaction
candid Ingenuous  

parallel

Collateral
change Vicissitude  

poor

Indigent
comical Ludicrous  

penmanship

Calligraphy
cold Frigid  

penmanship

Chirography
clotting Coagulation  

praise

 Eulogy
chew Masticate  

purify

Depurate
calm Tranquil  

purgative

Aperient
delightful Delectable  

picture

Tableau
dictionary Lexicon  

popular

Demotic
dictionary Thesaurus  

perhaps

Peradventure
dwelling-house Tenement  

pity

Commiseration
delusion Hallucination  

profitable

Lucrative
daring, bravery Intrepidity  

plundering

Predatory
dumbness Aphonia  

prickly

Echinated
edible Esculent  

probability

Verisimilitude
eatable Edible  

porter

Concierge
eagerness Avidity  

pride

Hauteur
explain Elucidate  

preventive

Prophylactic
excellent Eximious  

plentiful

Copious
empty Inane,vacuous  

peevish

Petulant
evergreen Sempervirent  

purify

Defecate
exchange Commutation  

plunder

Rapine
everlasting Sempiternal  

pollute

Contaminate
experimental Tentative  

prayer

Orison
enemy Adversary  

prison

Penitentiary
doubtful Dubious  

puzzle

Enigma
disgrace Opprobrium  

quarrelsome

Cantankerous
deceive Beguile  

quack

Charlatan
disgrace Ignominy  

quick

Expeditious
disuse Desuetude  

riddle

Conundrum
deadly Internecine  

reward

Guerdon
denunciation Commination  

rich

Opulent
drunk Inebriate  

reserved

Taciturn
decay Labefaction  

roomy

Commodious
defer Procrastinate  

spacious

Commodious
dregs Sediment  

receiver

Recipient
defeat Defeasance  

rain-gauge

Udometer
denial Denegation  

real

Veritable
disappear Evanesce  

readiness

Alacrity
disobedient Insubordinate  

reckless

Ternerarious
door Portal  

remorse

Compunction
decay Decadence  

reddish

Refescent
doubt Ambiguous  

rambling

Desultory
doubtful Equivocal  

renew

Renovate
defame Traduce  

rebel

Insurgent
excessive Exorbitant  

rebellion

Insurrection
free Gratuitous  

sin

Transgression
farewell Valediction  

slender

Exiguous
frighten Intimidate  

sticky

Vascid
fat Obese  

sandy

Arenaceous
former Quondam  

swallowing

Deglutition
flattery Adulation  

spying

Espionage
frugal Parsimonious  

slander

Aspersion
forgiveness Absolution  

savage

Truculent
full Plenary  

swiftness

Velocity
fullness Plenitude  

scatter

Disseminate
feeble Decrepit  

sleep

Somnolence
forgetfulness Oblivion  

sweeten

Edulcorate
fearful Timorous  

spit

Expectorate
food Aliment  

slowness

Lentitude
deadly Lethal, Lethiferous  

stubborn

Pertinaceous
daily Quotidian  

stemless

Acauline
death Demise  

steep

Proclivitous
denial Negation  

sermon

Homily
dormant Quiescent  

send

Consign
diligence Assiduity  

small

Exiguous
delightful Delectable  

stubborn

Obdurate
dictionary Lexicon, Thesaurus  

secret

Surreptitious
dwelling-house Tenement  

secret

Clandestine
delusion Hallucination  

sourness

Acerbity
daring Intrepidity  

space

Interstice
eastern Oriental  

seizing

Prehensile
echo Reverberate  

slope

Declivity
endless Interminable  

sorcery

Pishogue
flood Inundate  

secretary

Amanuensis
flogging Vapulation  

summarise

Recapitulate
foresight Prospicience  

swiftness

Celerity
foolish Fatuous, Desipient  

supervision

Surveillance
forecast Prognosis  

sky

Firmament
fleeting Fugacious  

sitting

Sedentary
foolishness Insipience  

strength

Fortitude
feathery Plumose  

stubborn

Contumacious
fatty Sebacious, Adipose  

sweat

Sudation
faint-hearted Pusillanimous  

shapeless

Amorphous
falsehood Mendacity  

sleeplessness

Insomnia
false
Spurious  

subordinate

Subaltern
friendship Amity  

spotless

Immaculate
fruitfulness Fecundity  

suffocating

Asphyxia
flood Inundate  

slow

Tardy
flogging Vapulation  

synopsis

Conspectus
foresight Prospicience  

silent

Reticent
foolish Fatuous, Desipient  

steal

Condiddle
forecast Prognosis  

substitute

Succeedaneurri.
fleeting Fugacious  

silent

Taciturn
foolishness Insipience  

slander

Villify
feathery Plumose  

talkative

Loquacious
fatty Sebacious, Adipose  

talkative

Garrulous
faint-hearted Pusillanimous  

think

Cogitate
falsehood Mendacity  

twisted

Totile
friendship Amity  

try

Endeavour
fruitfulness Fecundity  

tear

Lacerate
full Replete  

truth

Veracity
friendly Amicable  

threatening

Minacious
fitness Aptitude  

tomb

Sepulchre
greedy Edacious  

tickle

Titillate
gap Hiatus  

tailless

Anourous
gum Mucilage  

trick

Stratagem
greedy Cupidity  

thinness

Tenuity
giddiness Vertigo  

trickery

Chicanery
gossip Confabulate  

transparent

Diaphanous
gaudy Garish  

toothless

Edentate
greenish Porraceous  

theatrical

Histrionic
greenish Viridescent  

unanimous

Consentancous
genuine Authentic  

uncertainty

Incertitude
gallant Chivalrous  

unceasing

Incessant
guess Conjecture, Surmise  

universal

Oecumenical
gay Jocund  

uprightness

Rectitude
garment Habiliment  

unspeakable

Ineffable
guilty Culpable  

untruthful

Mendacious
gluttonous Voracious  

underground

Subterranean
grievance Gravamen  

unite

Coalesce
goods Merchandise  

rip

Lancinate
ghost Wraith  

unerring

Infallible
greedy Rapacious  

uneasiness

Inquietude
house Domicile  

vacation

Furlough
huge Gigantic  

visionary

Quixotic
howl Ululate  

womanish

Effeminate
home Domicile  

worthy

Condign
harmless Innocuous  

wavy

Undulate
harmless Innoxious  

weariness

Lassitude
headless Acephalous  

waver

Oscillate
handcuff Manacle  

waver

Vacillate
habit Assuctude  

weakness

Debility
helper Co-adjutor  

worldly

Mundane
hanging Pendulous  

wealthy

Affluence
huge Colossal  

waning

Decrescent
hermit Recluse  

wicked

Nefarious
harshness Asperity  

woven

Textile
hurtful Deleterious, Noxious  

wrong

Erroneous
horny Corneous  

western

Occidental
hatred Animosity  

weekly

Hebdomadal
hasty Cursory  

youthfulness

Juvenescence

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Big word

Small word

Big word

Small word

Absolution

forgiveness

 

Infallible

unerring

Abstemious

moderate

 

Ingenuous

candid

Acatalectic

complete

 

Innocuous

harmless

Acauline

stemless

 

Innoxious

harmless

Accessory

additional

 

Inquietude

uneasiness

Acephalous

headless

 

Insipience

foolishness

Acerbity

bitterness

 

Insipience

foolishness

Acerbity

sourness

 

Insomnia

sleeplessness

Adjacent

near

 

Insouciant

careless

Adulation

flattery

 

Insubordinate 

disobedient

Adversary

enemy

 

Insurgent

rebel

Afflatus

inspiration

 

Insurrection

rebellion

Affluence

wealthy

 

Interminable

endless

Alacrity

briskness

 

Internecine

deadly

Alacrity

readiness

 

Interstice

space

Aliment

food

 

Intimidate

frighten

Alimony

maintenance

 

Intrepidity

brave

Amanuensis

secretary

 

Intrepidity

daring

Ambiguous

doubt

 

Inundate

flood

Ameliorate

improve

 

Inundate

flood

Amiable

lovable

 

Irascible

irritable

Amicable

friendly

 

Jejune

bare

Amity

friendship

 

Jocund

gay

Amity

friendship

 

Juvenescence 

youthfulness

Amorphous

shapeless

 

Labefaction

decay

Animosity

hatred

 

Labyrinth

maze

Animus

intention

 

Lacerate

tear

Anonymous

nameless

 

Lancinate

rip

Anourous

tailless

 

Lascivious

lewd

Aperient

purgative

 

Lassitude

weariness

Aphonia

dumbness

 

Lentitude

slowness

Aptitude

fitness

 

Lethal, Lethiferous

deadly

Arenaceous

sandy

 

Lethiferous

deadly

Asperity

harshness

 

Lexicon

The vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.

Aspersion

slander

 

Lexicon

dictionary

Asphyxia

suffocating

 

Loquacious

talkative

Assiduity

diligence

 

Lucrative

profitable

Assiduity

diligence

 

Ludicrous

comical

Assuctude

habit

 

Lugubrious

mournful

Audacious

bold

 

Malediction

curse

Authentic

genuine

 

Manacle

handcuff

Avidity

eagerness

 

Masticate

chew

Avocation

occupation

 

Matrimony

marriage

Banausic

mechanical

 

Mendacious

untruthful

Beguile

deceive

 

Mendacity

falsehood

Benediction

blessing

 

Mendacity

untruthfull

Big

Small

 

Mendicant

beggar

Boisterous

noisy

 

Merchandise

goods

Calcareous

chalky

 

Minacious

threatening

Calligraphy

penmanship

 

Minauderie

affectation

Callisthenics

athletics

 

Miscellaneous 

mixed

Cantankerous

quarrelsome

 

Missive

letter

Cecity

blindness

 

Moiety

half

Celerity

swiftness

 

Mucedinous

mouldy

Chanticleer

cock

 

Mucilage

gum

Charlatan

quack

 

Mundane

worldly

Chicanery

trickery

 

Munificent

liberal

Chirography

penmanship

 

Myriad

countless

Chivalrous

gallant

 

Nefarious

wicked

Chronometer

clock

 

Negation

denial

Cinerary

ashes

 

Negation

denial

Clandestine

secret

 

Nescient

ignorant

Clarty

muddy

 

Nigrescent

blackish

Clemency

leniency

 

Nostalgia

home-sickness

Clocher

belfry

 

Obdurate

stubborn

Co-adjutor

helper

 

Obese

fat

Coagulation

clotting

 

Oblivion

forgetfulness

Coalesce

unite

 

Obsequious

cringing

Coerce

compel

 

Obstreperous

noisy

Cogitate

think

 

Occidental

western

Collateral

parallel

 

Oecumenical

universal

Colleen

lass, girl

 

Oleaginous

oily

Colossal

huge

 

Opprobrium

disgrace

Commination

denunciation

 

Opulent

rich

Commiseration

pity

 

Oriental

eastern

Commodious

roomy

 

Orison

prayer

Commodious

spacious

 

Oscillate

waver

Commutation

exchange

 

Osculate

kiss

Compendious

brief

 

Osseous

bony

Compunction

remorse

 

Parsimonious 

frugal

Concierge

porter

 

Pellucid

clear

Condiddle

steal

 

Pendulous

hanging

Condign

worthy

 

Penitentiary

prison

Confabulate

gossip

 

Peradventure 

perhaps

Conjecture, Surmise

guess

 

Perfunctory

careless

Consentancous

unanimous

 

Pertinaceous 

stubborn

Consign

send

 

Petulant

peevish

Conspectus

synopsis

 

Pishogue

sorcery

Consuetude

custom

 

Plenary

full

Contaminate

pollute

 

Plenipotentiary

ambassador

Contiguity

nearness

 

Plenitude

fullness

Contiguous

adjoining

 

Plumose

feathery

Contumacious

stubborn

 

Plumose

feathery

Contumelious

insolent

 

Porraceous

greenish

Conundrum

riddle

 

Portal

door

Convivial

jovial

 

Predatory

plundering

Copious

plentiful

 

Prehensile

seizing

Corneous

horny

 

Pristine

ancient

Credence

belief

 

Proclivitous

steep

Culpable

guilty

 

Procrastinate 

defer

Cupidity

covetousness

 

Prognosis

forecast

Cupidity

greedy

 

Prognosis

forecast

Cursory

hasty

 

Propensity

inclination

Debility

weakness

 

Prophylactic

preventive

Debonair

courteous

 

Propitiate

appease

Decadence

decay

 

Prospicience

foresight

Decapitate, Decollate 

behead

 

Prospicience

foresight

Declivity

slope

 

Provenance

origin

Decrepit

feeble

 

Proximity

nearness

Decrescent

waning

 

Prudency

discretion

Defaction

purification

 

Puerile

childish

Defeasance

defeat

 

Pugilist

boxer

Defecate

purify

 

Pugnacious

aggressive

Deficiency

lack

 

Pusillanimous 

faint-hearted

Deglutition

swallowing

 

Pusillanimous 

faint-hearted

Delectable

delightful

 

Querimonious

complaining

Delectable

delightful

 

Querulous

complain

Deleterious, Noxious

hurtful

 

Quiescent

dormant

Delinquent

culprit

 

Quiescent

dormant

Delitescent

latent

 

Quixotic

visionary

Demise

death

 

Quondam

former

Demise

death

 

Quotidian

daily

Demotic

popular

 

Quotidian

daily

Denegation

denial

 

Rabid

mad

Depurate

purify

 

Rapacious

greedy

Derelict

abandoned

 

Rapine

plunder

Deride

mock

 

Recapitulate

summarise

Desuetude

disuse

 

Recipient

receiver

Desultory

rambling

 

Recluse

hermit

Diaphanous

transparent

 

Recreant

coward

Disingenuous

insincere

 

Rectitude

uprightness

Disseminate

scatter

 

Refescent

reddish

Domicile

house

 

Renovate

renew

Domicile

home

 

Replete

full

Dubious

doubtful

 

Reticent

silent

Dudgeon

anger

 

Reverberate

echo

Echinated

prickly

 

Salacious

lustful

Edacious

greedy

 

Salutary

beneficial

Edentate

toothless

 

Sangfroid

coolness, calmness

Edible

eatable

 

Sanguinary

blood-thirsty

Edulcorate

sweeten

 

Sebacious Adipose

storage of fat

Effeminate

womanish

 

Sebacious

fatty

Effulgence

lustre

 

Secrete

hide

Elliptical

oval

 

Sedentary

sitting

Elucidate

explain

 

Sediment

dregs

Encephalon

brain

 

Sempervirent 

evergreen

Encomium,

praise

 

Sempiternal

everlasting

Endeavour

try

 

Senile

old

Enigma

puzzle

 

Sepulchre

tomb

Equivocal

doubtful

 

Setaceous

bristly

Erroneous

wrong

 

Simulacrum

image

Eructation

belching

 

Sobriquet

nickname

Erudite

learned

 

Somnolence

sleep

Eschew

avoid

 

Spurious

false

Esculent

edible

 

Sterile

barren

Esoteric

mysterious

 

Stratagem

trick

Espionage

spying

 

Subaltern

subordinate

Evanesce

disappear

 

Subterranean 

underground

Eulogy

praise

 

Succeedaneurri.

substitute

Exiguous

slender

 

Succinct

brief

Exiguous

small

 

Succulent

juicy

Eximious

excellent

 

Sudation

sweat

Exorbitant

excessive

 

Supercilious

arrogant

Expectorate

spit

 

Surreptitious

secret

Expeditious

quick

 

Surveillance

supervision

Extortionate

oppressive

 

Tableau

picture

Facetious

jocular

 

Taciturn

reserved

Factitious

artificial

 

Taciturn

silent

Faineant

idle

 

Tardy

slow

Fallacious

misleading

 

Tenement

dwelling-house

Fatuous, Desipient

foolish

 

Tenement

dwelling-house

Fatuous, Desipient

foolish

 

Tentative

experimental

Fecundity

fruitfulness

 

Tenuity

thinness

Fecundity

fruitfulness

 

Terminus

boundary

Feficitation

congratulation

 

Ternerarious 

reckless

Firmament

sky

 

Textile

woven

Fortitude

strength

 

Thrasonical

boasting

Fortuitous

accidental

 

Timorous

fearful

Fremescent

noisy

 

Titillate

tickle

Frigid

cold

 

Totile

twisted

Fugacious

fleeting

 

Traduce

defame

Fugacious

fleeting

 

Tranquil

calm

Furlough

vacation

 

Transgression

sin

Garish

gaudy

 

Translucent

opaque

Garrulous

talkative

 

Truculent

savage

Geniculate

knotted

 

Turpitude

baseness

Gigantic

huge

 

Twaddle

chatter

Grandiloquent

bombastic

 

Udometer

rain-gauge

Gratuitous

free

 

Ululate

howl

Gravamen

grievance

 

Umbrage

offence

Guerdon

reward

 

Undulate

wavy

Habiliment

garment

 

Unguent

ointment

Hallucination

delusion

 

Vacillate

waver

Hallucination

delusion

 

Valediction

farewell

Hamate

crooked

 

Valetudinarian 

invalid

Hauteur

pride

 

Vanquish

conquer

Hebdomadal

weekly

 

Vapulation

flogging

Hiatus

gap

 

Vapulation

flogging

Hilarious

merry

 

Vascid

sticky

Histrionic

theatrical

 

Vaunt

boast

Homily

sermon

 

Velocity

swiftness

Humidity

moisture

 

Venal

mercenary

Hypochondriacal

melancholy

 

Veracity

truth

Ignominy

disgrace

 

Verisimilitude 

probability

Immaculate

spotless

 

Veritable

real

Impeccable

blameless

 

Vernacular

native

Impuissant

powerless

 

Vertigo

giddiness

Inadequate

insufficient

 

Vicissitude

change

Inane,vacuous

empty

 

Villify

slander

Inanimate

lifeless

 

Viridescent

greenish

Incarcerate

imprison

 

Vitiate

corrupt

Incertitude

uncertainty

 

Vituperate

abuse

Incessant

unceasing

 

Vivacious

lively

Indigenous

native

 

Vociferate

bawl

Indigent

poor

 

Voracious

gluttonous

Indolent

lazy

 

Vouchsafe

condescend

Inebriate

drunk

 

Wraith

ghost

Ineffable

unspeakable

 
 
 

Inexorable

inflexible

 
 
 

 

Understanding Big Words

 

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

of the most contemptible kind

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief

abnegate

Surrender give in

the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief

revoke formally

run away, often taking something or somebody along

difficult to understand

yield to another's wish or opinion

approach and speak to someone aggressively or insistently

an increase by natural growth or addition

shrewdness shown by keen insight

impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason

scold or reprimand; take to task

describe roughly or give the main points or summary of

in an opposing direction

a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea

having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of

liveliness and eagerness

a name that has been assumed temporarily

uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

disposed or willing to comply

having no definite form or distinct shape

chronologically misplaced

a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

attach to

of or relating to the period before the biblical flood

thoroughly clean and free of disease-causing organisms

exact opposite

showing little or no emotion or animation

being of questionable authenticity

official acceptance or agreement

based on or subject to individual discretion or preference

of or relating to or formed by trees

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

of an original type after which other things are patterned

seize and take control without authority

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

a disparaging remark

marked by care and persistent effort

a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

something causing misery or death

self-consciously timid

influence by slyness

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

flattery intended to persuade

ostentatiously lofty in style

cacophony

noise

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

emotionally hardened

a false accusation of an offense

the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

the quality of being honest and straightforward

surrender under agreed conditions

engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

play boisterously

an indirect way of expressing something

draw a geometric figure around another figure

surround so as to force to give up

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

a person who makes or repairs shoes

powerfully persuasive

having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization

corresponding in size or degree or extent

something added to embellish or make perfect

a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed

following or accompanying as a consequence

a passage through which water or electric wires can pass

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

give over to another for care or safekeeping

one of the individual parts making up a composite entity

make sense of; assign a meaning to

showing an inclination to disagree

go against, as of rules and laws

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

an injury in which the skin is not broken

occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

the property of excessive fatness

wish, long, or crave for

extreme greed for material wealth

an insufficient quantity or number

a sudden and complete disaster

a wild gathering involving excessive drinking

expose while ridiculing

no longer in force or use; inactive

a leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions

Demure

quiet, modest, reserved

attack the good name and reputation of someone

Deride

to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

a compound obtained from another compound

a cruel and oppressive dictator, a dictator with absolute power

so thin as to transmit light

instructive, especially excessively

Diligent

showing care in doing one's work

a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person

discontented as toward authority

cause to lose one's composure

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

cause to separate and go in different directions

the state of being held in low esteem

causing or characterized by disagreement or disunity

pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

showing a brooding ill humor

the act of deceiving or acting in bad faith

compulsory force or threat

joyously unrestrained

selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

a formal or authoritative proclamation

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

Elated

full of high-spirited delight

a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response

Eloquent

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Embezzle

to steal money by falsifying records

the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property

make corrections to

a substance with a soothing effect when applied to the skin

Empathy

sensitivity to another's feelings as if they were one's own

derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

weaken mentally or morally

grant freedom to, as from slavery or servitude

call forth

Enmity

ill will; hatred; hostility

anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day

written in the form of letters or correspondence

steadiness of mind under stress

open to two or more interpretations

Erudite

learned or scholarly

choose and follow a theory, idea, policy, etc.

tending to vanish like vapor

give expression to

make worse

unequivocally detestable

spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

demanding immediate attention

appropriate to a purpose

make amends for

remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

praise, glorify, or honor, to praise, revere

not belonging to that in which it is contained

Fabricate

to make up, invent

containing or based on incorrect reasoning

devoid of intelligence

Feral

Savage; wild

a shackle for the ankles or feet

Flabbergasted

Astounded

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Forsake

to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon

lucky; occurring by happy chance

easily irritated or annoyed, troublesome

Furtive

secretive; sly

full of trivial conversation

Gluttony

excessive eating or drinking

a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

lofty in style

unnecessary and unwarranted, uncalled for; lacking good reason

unfortunate and deserving pity

Haughty

proud, arrogant

the dominance or leadership of one social group over others

consisting of elements that are not of the same kind

Hypocrisy

Pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have.

someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions

peculiar to the individual

Impeccable

perfect, flawless

not having enough money to pay for necessities

Impertinent

insolent; rude

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought

infringe upon

Implacable

incapable of being appeased or mitigated

Impudent

casually rude, insolent

attribute or credit to

devoid of intelligence

only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

Incisive

clear and sharp in analysis or expression

impossible to deny or disprove

necessary as a duty or responsibility; morally binding

Indolent

lazy

Inept

not suitable or capable, unqualified

impossible to prevent, resist, or stop

Infamy

notoriety, extreme ill repute

Inhibit

restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent

not friendly

a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something

Innate

natural, inborn, inherent; built-in

inject or treat with the germ of a disease to render immune

Insatiable

not capable of being fully satisfied

working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

provoke or stir up

Insular

separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off

in opposition to a civil authority or government

a person who takes part in a conversation

a slight suggestion or vague understanding

impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason

Intrepid

brave in the face of danger

cause to accept or become hardened to

abusive language used to express blame or censure

habitual, stubbornly established by habit

a mental attitude showing lack of due respect

Jubilant

extremely joyful

the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death

brief and to the point

liberality in bestowing gifts

an illusory feat

an advocate of freedom of thought and speech

lacking moral discipline

a central cohesive source of support and stability

Lithe

Flexible, graceful.

a party to a lawsuit

Lurid

shocking; sensational

a powerful circular current of water

effusively or insincerely emotional

someone who exhibits independence in thought and action, nonconformist person

effusively or insincerely emotional

a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits, common saying expressing a principle of conduct

given to lying

Meticulous

extremely careful about details

a small or moderate or token amount of something

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

the conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group

Morose

gloomy or sullen

having many aspects

very generous

Myriad

a very large number

the lowest point of anything

characterized by undue lack of attention or concern

any new participant in some activity

offensively malodorous

Nominal

insignificant, trifling

Novice

one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience

injurious to physical or mental health

Nuance

a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

make obscure or unclear

Oblivious

lacking consciousness or awareness of something

Obsequitous

obeying/performing a service for someone in an overly attentive manner

noisily and stubbornly defiant

Obtuse

lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect

intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

burdensome or difficult to endure

appearing as such but not necessarily so

the act of excluding someone from society by general consent

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases, an answer to all problems

a standard or typical example

a person who is rejected from society or home

Parody

humorous or ridiculous imitation

a fervent and even militant proponent of something

an insufficient quantity or number

expressing disapproval

transparently clear; easily understandable

a strong liking, a tendency, partiality, or preference

excessively unwilling to spend

exceedingly harmful

characterized by a lightly saucy or impudent quality

stubbornly unyielding

Perusal

a careful examination, review

of or relating to charitable giving

showing little emotion

concise and full of meaning

a trite or obvious remark

enthusiastic approval

a full supply

extreme excess, overabundance

a sign of something about to happen

a ruler who is unconstrained by law

make impossible, especially beforehand

a predisposition in favor of something, or preferred way of doing something

exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

a foreboding about what is about to happen

complete and confirmed integrity

a natural inclination

unrestrained by convention or morality

state or announce

command against

taking on different forms

characterized by lust

displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

ready and able to resort to force or violence

physical beauty, especially of a woman

marked by precise accordance with details

charmingly attractively old-fashioned

state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options

not sensible about practical matters

Rash

hasty, incautious

stubbornly resistant to authority or control

inspiring fear

Refurbish

to brighten, freshen or polish; to restore or improve

assign to a lower position

failing in what duty requires

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal

a person without moral scruples

Repudiate

to reject, decline

an authoritative demand

cancel officially

excessively abundant or plentiful

Salient

significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest

excessively or hypocritically pious

confidently optimistic and cheerful

expressing offensive reproach

an apparatus for visual signaling

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

the state of being unaffected or not intoxicated by alcohol

full of anxiety and concern

the philosophical theory that the self is all that exists

plausible but false

characterized by dignity and propriety, sedate, serious, self-restrained

having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

make subservient; force to submit or subdue

Superfluous

exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

indulge (one's appetite) to satiety

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

naturally having skin of a dark color

Sycophant

one who sucks up to others

Taciturn

Inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation

of superficial relevance if any

a speech of violent denunciation

a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage

a large and scholarly book

in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

defiantly aggressive, ready to fight; cruel

a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

being present everywhere at once

a feeling of anger caused by being offended, resentment, offense

express criticism towards

having a useful function

Venerable

respected because of age, distinguished

unwillingness to tell lies

an indication that something has been present

Vex

to confuse or annoy

a variation in circumstances or fortune

spread negative information about

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

harsh, bitter, or malicious in tone

spread negative information about

conspicuously and offensively loud boisterous

a lewd or immoral person, undisciplined, lewd, lustful

marked by skill in deception

charming in a childlike or naive way

join with stable gear, as two draft animals

Zenith

the point of culmination; peak

a slight wind

 

 

resources

Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase.
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

All about communication see also A History of Communication
All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

All Prefixes

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
:
Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Anniversary dates and wedding information

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Signs of the Zodiac

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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