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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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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

 

aberration
a state or condition markedly different from the norm
abject
of the most contemptible kind
abjure
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief
abnegate Surrender give in
abnegation
the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
abrogate
revoke formally
abscond
run away, often taking something or somebody along
abstruse
difficult to understand
accede
yield to another's wish or opinion
accost
approach and speak to someone aggressively or insistently
accretion
an increase by natural growth or addition
acumen
shrewdness shown by keen insight
adamant
impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason
admonish
scold or reprimand; take to task
adumbrate
describe roughly or give the main points or summary of
adverse
in an opposing direction
advocate
a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
affluent
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
aggrandize
embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
alias
a name that has been assumed temporarily
ambivalent
uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
amenable
disposed or willing to comply
amorphous
having no definite form or distinct shape
anachronistic
chronologically misplaced
anathema
a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
annex
attach to
antediluvian
of or relating to the period before the biblical flood
antiseptic
thoroughly clean and free of disease-causing organisms
antithesis
exact opposite
apathetic
showing little or no emotion or animation
apocryphal
being of questionable authenticity
approbation
official acceptance or agreement
arbitrary
based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
arboreal
of or relating to or formed by trees
arcane
requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
archetypal
of an original type after which other things are patterned
arrogate
seize and take control without authority
ascetic
someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
aspersion
a disparaging remark
assiduous
marked by care and persistent effort
atrophy
a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
bane
something causing misery or death
bashful
self-consciously timid
beguile
influence by slyness
bereft
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
bilk
cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
blandishment
flattery intended to persuade
bombastic
ostentatiously lofty in style
cacophony
noise
cajole
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
callous
emotionally hardened
calumny
a false accusation of an offense
camaraderie
the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
candor
the quality of being honest and straightforward
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
carouse
engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
carp
any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
caucus
meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
cavort
play boisterously
circumlocution
an indirect way of expressing something
circumscribe
draw a geometric figure around another figure
circumvent
surround so as to force to give up
clamor
utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
cleave
separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
cobbler
a person who makes or repairs shoes
cogent
powerfully persuasive
cognizant
having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree or extent
complement
something added to embellish or make perfect
compunction
a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed
concomitant
following or accompanying as a consequence
conduit
a passage through which water or electric wires can pass
conflagration
a very intense and uncontrolled fire
congruity
the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
connive
form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
consign
give over to another for care or safekeeping
constituent
one of the individual parts making up a composite entity
construe
make sense of; assign a meaning to
contentious
showing an inclination to disagree
contravene
go against, as of rules and laws
contrite
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
contusion
an injury in which the skin is not broken
convivial
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
corpulence
the property of excessive fatness
covet
wish, long, or crave for
cupidity
extreme greed for material wealth
dearth
an insufficient quantity or number
debacle
a sudden and complete disaster
debauch
a wild gathering involving excessive drinking
debunk
expose while ridiculing
defunct
no longer in force or use; inactive
demagogue
a leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions
Demure
quiet, modest, reserved
denigrate
attack the good name and reputation of someone
Deride
to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
derivative
a compound obtained from another compound
despot
a cruel and oppressive dictator, a dictator with absolute power
diaphanous
so thin as to transmit light
didactic
instructive, especially excessively
Diligent
showing care in doing one's work
dirge
a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person
disaffected
discontented as toward authority
discomfit
cause to lose one's composure
disparate
fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
dispel
cause to separate and go in different directions
disrepute
the state of being held in low esteem
divisive
causing or characterized by disagreement or disunity
dogmatic
pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
dour
showing a brooding ill humor
duplicity
the act of deceiving or acting in bad faith
duress
compulsory force or threat
ebullient
joyously unrestrained
eclectic
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
edict
a formal or authoritative proclamation
egregious
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Elated
full of high-spirited delight
elegy
a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
elicit
call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response
Eloquent
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
Embezzle
to steal money by falsifying records
embezzlement
the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property
emend
make corrections to
emollient
a substance with a soothing effect when applied to the skin
Empathy
sensitivity to another's feelings as if they were one's own
empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
emulate
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
enervate
weaken mentally or morally
enfranchise
grant freedom to, as from slavery or servitude
engender
call forth
Enmity
ill will; hatred; hostility
ephemeral
anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day
epistolary
written in the form of letters or correspondence
equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress
equivocal
open to two or more interpretations
Erudite
learned or scholarly
espouse
choose and follow a theory, idea, policy, etc.
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
evince
give expression to
exacerbate
make worse
execrable
unequivocally detestable
exhort
spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
exigent
demanding immediate attention
expedient
appropriate to a purpose
expiate
make amends for
expunge
remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
expurgate
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
extant
still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost
extol
praise, glorify, or honor, to praise, revere
extraneous
not belonging to that in which it is contained
Fabricate
to make up, invent
fallacious
containing or based on incorrect reasoning
fatuous
devoid of intelligence
Feral
Savage; wild
fetter
a shackle for the ankles or feet
Flabbergasted
Astounded
flagrant
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
foil
hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
forbearance
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
Forsake
to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon
fortuitous
lucky; occurring by happy chance
fractious
easily irritated or annoyed, troublesome
Furtive
secretive; sly
garrulous
full of trivial conversation
Gluttony
excessive eating or drinking
gourmand
a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
grandiloquent
lofty in style
gratuitous
unnecessary and unwarranted, uncalled for; lacking good reason
hapless
unfortunate and deserving pity
Haughty
proud, arrogant
hegemony
the dominance or leadership of one social group over others
heterogenous
consisting of elements that are not of the same kind
Hypocrisy
Pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have.
iconoclast
someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions
idiosyncratic
peculiar to the individual
Impeccable
perfect, flawless
impecunious
not having enough money to pay for necessities
Impertinent
insolent; rude
impetuous
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought
impinge
infringe upon
Implacable
incapable of being appeased or mitigated
Impudent
casually rude, insolent
impute
attribute or credit to
inane
devoid of intelligence
inchoate
only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
Incisive
clear and sharp in analysis or expression
incontrovertible
impossible to deny or disprove
incumbent
necessary as a duty or responsibility; morally binding
Indolent
lazy
Inept
not suitable or capable, unqualified
inexorable
impossible to prevent, resist, or stop
Infamy
notoriety, extreme ill repute
Inhibit
restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent
inimical
not friendly
injunction
a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something
Innate
natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
inoculate
inject or treat with the germ of a disease to render immune
Insatiable
not capable of being fully satisfied
insidious
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
instigate
provoke or stir up
Insular
separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off
insurgent
in opposition to a civil authority or government
interlocutor
a person who takes part in a conversation
intimation
a slight suggestion or vague understanding
intransigent
impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason
Intrepid
brave in the face of danger
inure
cause to accept or become hardened to
invective
abusive language used to express blame or censure
inveterate
habitual, stubbornly established by habit
irreverence
a mental attitude showing lack of due respect
Jubilant
extremely joyful
knell
the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death
laconic
brief and to the point
largesse
liberality in bestowing gifts
legerdemain
an illusory feat
libertarian
an advocate of freedom of thought and speech
licentious
lacking moral discipline
linchpin
a central cohesive source of support and stability
Lithe
Flexible, graceful.
litigant
a party to a lawsuit
Lurid
shocking; sensational
maelstrom
a powerful circular current of water
maudlin
effusively or insincerely emotional
maverick
someone who exhibits independence in thought and action, nonconformist person
mawkish
effusively or insincerely emotional
maxim
a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits, common saying expressing a principle of conduct
mendacious
given to lying
Meticulous
extremely careful about details
modicum
a small or moderate or token amount of something
morass
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
mores
the conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group
Morose
gloomy or sullen
multifarious
having many aspects
munificent
very generous
Myriad
a very large number
nadir
the lowest point of anything
negligent
characterized by undue lack of attention or concern
neophyte
any new participant in some activity
noisome
offensively malodorous
Nominal
insignificant, trifling
Novice
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
noxious
injurious to physical or mental health
Nuance
a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression
obdurate
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
obfuscate
make obscure or unclear
Oblivious
lacking consciousness or awareness of something
Obsequitous
obeying/performing a service for someone in an overly attentive manner
obstreperous
noisily and stubbornly defiant
Obtuse
lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect
officious
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
onerous
burdensome or difficult to endure
ostensible
appearing as such but not necessarily so
ostracism
the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
palliate
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
panacea
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases, an answer to all problems
paradigm
a standard or typical example
pariah
a person who is rejected from society or home
Parody
humorous or ridiculous imitation
partisan
a fervent and even militant proponent of something
paucity
an insufficient quantity or number
pejorative
expressing disapproval
pellucid
transparently clear; easily understandable
penchant
a strong liking, a tendency, partiality, or preference
penurious
excessively unwilling to spend
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
pert
characterized by a lightly saucy or impudent quality
pertinacious
stubbornly unyielding
Perusal
a careful examination, review
philanthropic
of or relating to charitable giving
phlegmatic
showing little emotion
pithy
concise and full of meaning
platitude
a trite or obvious remark
plaudit
enthusiastic approval
plenitude
a full supply
plethora
extreme excess, overabundance
portent
a sign of something about to happen
potentate
a ruler who is unconstrained by law
preclude
make impossible, especially beforehand
predilection
a predisposition in favor of something, or preferred way of doing something
preponderance
exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight
presage
a foreboding about what is about to happen
probity
complete and confirmed integrity
proclivity
a natural inclination
profligate
unrestrained by convention or morality
promulgate
state or announce
proscribe
command against
protean
taking on different forms
prurient
characterized by lust
puerile
displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
pugnacious
ready and able to resort to force or violence
pulchritude
physical beauty, especially of a woman
punctilious
marked by precise accordance with details
quaint
charmingly attractively old-fashioned
quandary
state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options
quixotic
not sensible about practical matters
Rash
hasty, incautious
recalcitrant
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
redoubtable
inspiring fear
Refurbish
to brighten, freshen or polish; to restore or improve
relegate
assign to a lower position
remiss
failing in what duty requires
reprieve
postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal
reprobate
a person without moral scruples
Repudiate
to reject, decline
requisition
an authoritative demand
rescind
cancel officially
rife
excessively abundant or plentiful
Salient
significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest
sanctimonious
excessively or hypocritically pious
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
scurrilous
expressing offensive reproach
semaphore
an apparatus for visual signaling
serendipity
good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
sobriety
the state of being unaffected or not intoxicated by alcohol
solicitous
full of anxiety and concern
solipsism
the philosophical theory that the self is all that exists
spurious
plausible but false
staid
characterized by dignity and propriety, sedate, serious, self-restrained
stolid
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
subjugate
make subservient; force to submit or subdue
Superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
surfeit
indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
surreptitious
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
swarthy
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
tangential
of superficial relevance if any
tirade
a speech of violent denunciation
toady
a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
tome
a large and scholarly book
torpid
in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
travesty
a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
trenchant
having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought
trite
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
truculent
defiantly aggressive, ready to fight; cruel
turpitude
a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
ubiquitous
being present everywhere at once
umbrage
a feeling of anger caused by being offended, resentment, offense
upbraid
express criticism towards
utilitarian
having a useful function
Venerable
respected because of age, distinguished
veracity
unwillingness to tell lies
vestige
an indication that something has been present
Vex
to confuse or annoy
vicissitude
a variation in circumstances or fortune
vilify
spread negative information about
virtuoso
someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
vitriolic
harsh, bitter, or malicious in tone
vituperate
spread negative information about
vociferous
conspicuously and offensively loud boisterous
wanton
a lewd or immoral person, undisciplined, lewd, lustful
wily
marked by skill in deception
winsome
charming in a childlike or naive way
yoke
join with stable gear, as two draft animals
Zenith
the point of culmination; peak
zephyr
a slight wind

 

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During my Digital Media, Multimedia and some AIT or VET courses I got my students to work on The S.T.E.A.M.E.R book of knowledge, especially advanced students that complete tasks ahead of time, this was my fall back lessons for those clever or advanced students, they were asked to pick one of the areas of study and create a cover page, find some interesting facts and put their findings into a chapter of the book The book was 138 pages long at my retirement from teaching.

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STEAMER Stands for

Science, Technology, English, Arts, Mathematics, Enivironment and Religion

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For those students that presented work on English we gathered a lot of useful reference information that became a STUDENT's COMPENDIUM here are some samples of student work

Explanation for Compendium
File Includes
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.
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A partner in crime - accomplice
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
SC007_Commonly_confused_words
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous
SC009_Diminutives
Cask - casket   
SC010_Famous
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
SC011_Figurative_Expressions
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
SC012_Gender
Actor - Actress
SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
SC014_Gods War - Mars
SC015_Government Australian Government
SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839
SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist
SC022_Medical A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained
SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped
SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate
SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral
SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending.
SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics
SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt
SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass
SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen
SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

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

SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper.
SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

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