500 VOCABULARY WORDS FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAM

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  1.  tumid
    abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
  2.  filigree
    delicate and intricate ornamentation
  3.  rubric
    category name
  4.  intemperance
    excess in action and immoderate indulgence of appetites
  5.  narcissist
    someone who is excessively self-centered
  6.  tautology
    useless repetition
    Well, one possible lesson would be that some Australian young men are uncultured oafs but then that would be a tautology
  7.  uxorious
    foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife
    Keynes never stopped desiring beautiful men, but he was physically beguiled by Lopokova and settled into a very uxorious husband.
  8.  quixotic
    not sensible about practical matters
  9.  abhorrent
    offensive to the mind
  10.  elixir
    a substance believed to cure all ills
  11.  potpourri
    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  12.  actuarial
    relating to statistics to calculate insurance premiums
  13.  ciliated
    having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
  14.  raspy
    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  15.  acidulous
    being sour to the taste
  16.  sesquipedalian
    a very long word (a foot and a half long)
  17.  dolorous
    showing sorrow
  18.  dogma
    a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  19.  perpetual
    continuing forever or indefinitely
  20.  trepidation
    a feeling of alarm or dread
  21.  matrix
    an enclosure within which something originates or develops
  22.  benevolent
    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding
  23.  benign
    kind in disposition or manner
  24.  belligerent
    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
  25.  beacon
    a fire that can be seen from a distance
  26.  impetuous
    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought
  27.  ineluctable
    impossible to avoid or evade
  28.  assemblage
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  29.  xenophobia
    a fear of foreigners or strangers
  30.  vexation
    anger produced by some annoying irritation
  31.  peruse
    examine or consider with attention and in detail
  32.  pernicious
    exceedingly harmful
  33.  experiential
    of or relating to direct observation or participation
  34.  skein
    coils of worsted yarn
  35.  unfettered
    not bound or restrained, as by shackles and chains
  36.  chaperone
    one who accompanies and supervises young people
  37.  brazen
    unrestrained by convention or propriety
  38.  affliction
    a cause of great suffering and distress
  39.  doppelganger
    a person who is almost identical to another
  40.  droll
    comical in an odd or whimsical manner
  41.  beleaguer
    annoy persistently
  42.  oversight
    an unintentional omission from failure to notice something
  43.  dotage
    mental infirmity as a consequence of old age
  44.  nettle
    plant having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation
  45.  levity
    a manner lacking seriousness
  46.  buccaneer
    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea
  47.  vanity
    feelings of excessive pride
  48.  acuity
    sharpness of vision
  49.  parity
    functional equality
  50.  equivalence
    essential comparability and interchangeability
  51.  impasse
    a situation in which no progress can be made
  52.  indiscrete
    not divided or divisible into parts
  53.  exhume
    dig up for reburial or for medical investigation
  54.  purvey
    supply with provisions
  55.  cloister
    residence that is a place of religious seclusion
  56.  preamble
    a preliminary introduction, as to a statute or constitution
  57.  axiom
    a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof
  58.  aphasia
    inability to use language because of a brain lesion
  59.  desuetude
    a state of inactivity or disuse
  60.  insularity
    lack of openness to new ideas; narrow-mindedness
  61.  ichthyology
    the branch of zoology that studies fishes
  62.  conceit
    the trait of being unduly vain
  63.  purgatory
    a temporary state of the dead in Roman Catholic theology
  64.  dissemination
    the act of dispersing or diffusing something
  65.  indemnification
    compensation for loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance
  66.  megalomania
    a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
  67.  restitution
    the act of restoring something to its original state
  68.  hearsay
    gossip passed around by word of mouth
  69.  pusillanimous
    lacking in courage, strength, and resolution
  70.  malevolence
    wishing evil to others
  71.  ennui
    the feeling of being bored by something tedious
  72.  prosaic
    lacking wit or imagination
  73.  precocity
    intelligence achieved far ahead of normal development
  74.  invidious
    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
  75.  gregarious
    temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
  76.  effrontery
    audacious behavior that you have no right to
  77.  torpor
    a state of motor and mental inactivity
  78.  pummel
    strike, usually with the fist
  79.  manumit
    free from slavery or servitude
  80.  detonation
    the act of setting off an explosive
  81.  profundity
    the quality of being physically deep
  82.  presage
    a foreboding about what is about to happen
  83.  fleece
    outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
  84.  diurnal
    having a daily cycle or occurring every day
  85.  stentorian
    very loud or booming
  86.  dainty
    something considered choice to eat
  87.  extol
    praise, glorify, or honor
  88.  hurtle
    move with or as if with a rushing sound
  89.  obviate
    do away with
  90.  fete
    an elaborate party, often outdoors
  91.  euphoria
    a feeling of great elation
  92.  guru
    a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
  93.  contemporaneous
    occurring in the same period of time
  94.  concierge
    a caretaker in an apartment complex or hotel
  95.  concatenation
    the act of linking together as in a series or chain
  96.  nepotism
    favoritism shown to relatives or friends by those in power
  97.  zealot
    a fervent and even militant proponent of something
  98.  zany
    ludicrous or foolish
  99.  Zeitgeist
    the spirit of the time
  100.  zephyr
    a slight wind
  101.  zero in
    direct onto a point or target
  102.  yoke
    a wooden frame across the shoulders for carrying buckets
  103.  waif
    a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
  104.  probity
    complete and confirmed integrity
  105.  cupidity
    extreme greed for material wealth
  106.  melee
    a noisy riotous fight
  107.  sophist
    someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
  108.  milieu
    the environmental condition
  109.  dulcet
    pleasing to the ear
  110.  odoriferous
    emitting a smell, especially an unpleasant smell
  111.  maelstrom
    a powerful circular current of water
  112.  fracas
    a noisy quarrel
  113.  carrion
    the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
  114.  carcass
    the dead body of an animal
  115.  cabal
    a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue
  116.  cachet
    an indication of approved or superior status
  117.  vortex
    a powerful circular current of water
  118.  peroration
    the concluding section of a rhetorical address
  119.  glib
    artfully persuasive in speech
  120.  plausible
    apparently reasonable, valid, or truthful
  121.  puissant
    powerful
  122.  gruel
    a thin porridge
  123.  bombastic
    ostentatiously lofty in style
  124.  tithe
    a levy of one tenth of something
  125.  denouement
    the outcome of a complex sequence of events
  126.  fortitude
    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity
  127.  gist
    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  128.  malaise
    a feeling of mild sickness or depression
  129.  agog
    highly excited
  130.  agape
    with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
  131.  nebula
    an immense cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space
  132.  rancid
    having an offensive smell or taste
  133.  euthanasia
    the act of killing someone painlessly
  134.  censorious
    harshly critical or expressing censure
  135.  recondite
    difficult to understand
  136.  abstruse
    difficult to understand
  137.  sashay
    walk with a lofty proud gait, often to impress others
  138.  bellicose
    having or showing a ready disposition to fight
  139.  cathartic
    emotionally purging
  140.  clique
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  141.  guileless
    innocent and free of deceit
  142.  sinuous
    curved or curving in and out
  143.  regatta
    a series of boat races
  144.  countermand
    cancel officially
  145.  salubrious
    promoting health
  146.  frenetic
    fast and energetic in an uncontrolled or wild way
  147.  importune
    beg persistently and urgently
  148.  imbroglio
    an intricate and confusing interpersonal situation
  149.  imp
    one who is playfully mischievous
  150.  slake
    satisfy, as thirst
  151.  apposite
    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
  152.  precinct
    an administrative district of a city or town
  153.  tourniquet
    a bandage that stops the flow of blood by applying pressure
  154.  convivial
    occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
  155.  truculent
    defiantly aggressive
  156.  mendicant
    a pauper who lives by begging
  157.  slick
    made smooth, as by ice, grease, or water
  158.  factitious
    not produced by natural forces; artificial or fake
  159.  fictitious
    formed or conceived by the imagination
  160.  limn
    make a portrait of
  161.  commensurate
    corresponding in size or degree or extent
  162.  nuance
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  163.  nostalgia
    a longing for something past
  164.  naive
    marked by or showing unaffected simplicity
  165.  naivete
    lack of sophistication or worldliness
  166.  disparity
    inequality or difference in some respect
  167.  equanimity
    steadiness of mind under stress
  168.  atavistic
    characteristic of a throwback
    For all of Hollywood’s supposed political correctness, some of the bigger awards went to movies with an oddly atavistic way of righting social wrongs.New York Times (Feb 27, 2012)
  169.  hypocrite
    a person who professes beliefs that he or she does not hold
  170.  hypothesis
    a tentative insight that is not yet verified or tested
  171.  hypochondriac
    a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
  172.  hypodermic
    a piston syringe that is fitted with a needle for injections
  173.  gestate
    be pregnant with
  174.  resplendent
    having great beauty
  175.  voluble
    marked by a ready flow of speech
  176.  ersatz
    an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  177.  obsolescent
    becoming disused or outdated
  178.  surly
    unfriendly and inclined toward anger or irritation
  179.  arid
    lacking sufficient water or rainfall
  180.  polyglot
    a person who speaks more than one language
  181.  homespun
    made of cloth woven in one’s household
  182.  alliteration
    use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  183.  arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  184.  pedantic
    marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning
  185.  virulent
    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  186.  reprobate
    a person without moral scruples
  187.  traduce
    speak unfavorably about
  188.  goad
    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
  189.  jostle
    make one’s way by pushing or shoving
  190.  sanctimonious
    excessively or hypocritically pious
  191.  bemused
    perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
  192.  unabashed
    not embarrassed
  193.  pliant
    capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
  194.  billowing
    characterized by great swelling waves or surges
  195.  bedizen
    decorate tastelessly
  196.  delineate
    represented accurately or precisely
  197.  evolutionist
    a person who believes in Darwinian theory
  198.  ornery
    having a difficult and contrary disposition
  199.  quandary
    state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options
  200.  inimitable
    matchless
  201.  promulgate
    state or announce
  202.  contusion
    an injury in which the skin is not broken
  203.  psychosis
    severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost
  204.  stalemate
    a situation in which no progress can be made
  205.  effeminate
    lacking traits typically associated with men or masculinity
  206.  expiate
    make amends for
  207.  beatific
    resembling or befitting an angel or saint
  208.  awl
    a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching holes
  209.  tureen
    large deep serving dish with a cover
  210.  careen
    move at high speed and in an uncontrolled way
  211.  sociopath
    a person with an antisocial personality disorder
  212.  alimony
    support paid by one spouse to another after separation
  213.  motley
    consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
  214.  insensate
    devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
  215.  pandemic
    existing everywhere
  216.  simper
    smile in an insincere, unnatural, or coy way
  217.  mortician
    one whose business is the management of funerals
  218.  masochist
    someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
  219.  philistine
    a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  220.  renegade
    someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
  221.  plumb
    exactly vertical
  222.  abattoir
    a building where animals are butchered
  223.  plethora
    extreme excess
  224.  pastiche
    a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
  225.  cenotaph
    monument to honor those whose remains are interred elsewhere
  226.  mezzanine
    intermediate floor just above the ground floor
  227.  privation
    the act of stripping someone of food, money, or rights
  228.  bacchanalian
    used of riotously drunken merrymaking
  229.  congeal
    solidify, thicken, or come together
  230.  execrable
    unequivocally detestable
  231.  cornucopia
    a horn filled with fruit and grain symbolizing prosperity
  232.  discombobulated
    having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
  233.  protuberance
    something that bulges out or projects from its surroundings
  234.  palimpsest
    a manuscript on which more than one text has been written
  235.  verisimilitude
    the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
  236.  gaudy
    tastelessly showy
  237.  extemporaneous
    with little or no preparation or forethought
  238.  beseech
    ask for or request earnestly
  239.  ominous
    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  240.  incredulous
    not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
  241.  halcyon
    a mythical bird said to breed at the winter solstice
  242.  palliative
    moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
  243.  placid
    calm and free from disturbance
  244.  furor
    an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  245.  pantomime
    a performance using gestures and movements without words
  246.  motif
    a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
  247.  quatrain
    a stanza of four lines
  248.  dreary
    lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
  249.  recant
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief
  250.  camouflage
    an outward semblance misrepresenting the nature of something
  251.  verdant
    characterized by abundance of vegetation and green foliage
  252.  parley
    a negotiation between enemies
  253.  palaver
    loud and confused and empty talk
  254.  essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  255.  empirical
    derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
  256.  stratify
    form, arrange, or deposit in layers
  257.  bemoan
    regret strongly
  258.  aggrandize
    embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of
  259.  aperture
    a natural opening in something
  260.  diagnostic
    concerned with identifying the nature or cause of something
  261.  ambrosia
    the food and drink of the gods
  262.  wilderness
    a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
  263.  hubris
    overbearing pride or presumption
  264.  haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  265.  hauteur
    overbearing pride with a superior manner toward inferiors
  266.  sundry
    consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
  267.  miscellaneous
    having many aspects
  268.  provender
    food for domestic livestock
  269.  verve
    an energetic style
  270.  theology
    the rational and systematic study of religion
  271.  temperate
    not extreme
  272.  disparate
    fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
  273.  lexicon
    a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
  274.  deify
    exalt to the position of a God
  275.  leeway
    a permissible difference
  276.  antecedent
    a preceding occurrence or cause or event
  277.  precarious
    not secure; beset with difficulties
  278.  prevaricate
    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
  279.  tergiversate
    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead
  280.  fulminate
    cause to explode violently and with loud noise
  281.  syndrome
    a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  282.  acquiesce
    agree or express agreement
  283.  menagerie
    a collection of live animals for study or display
  284.  diadem
    an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
  285.  astringent
    tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
  286.  elysian
    relating to the abode of the blessed after death
  287.  brocade
    thick expensive material with a raised pattern
  288.  incinerate
    become reduced to ashes
  289.  addle
    mix up or confuse
  290.  effete
    excessively self-indulgent, affected, or decadent
  291.  clangor
    a loud resonant repeating noise
  292.  parry
    impede the movement of
  293.  plague
    any large-scale calamity
  294.  dissident
    a person who objects to some established policy
  295.  antebellum
    belonging to a period before a war
  296.  viand
    a choice or delicious dish
  297.  prophylactic
    preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
  298.  sere
    having lost all moisture
  299.  adventitious
    associated by chance and not an integral part
  300.  commiserate
    feel or express sympathy or compassion
  301.  creed
    any system of principles or beliefs
  302.  churlish
    having a bad disposition; surly
  303.  apocryphal
    being of questionable authenticity
  304.  philology
    the humanistic study of language and literature
  305.  flourish
    grow vigorously
  306.  phalanx
    any closely ranked crowd of people
  307.  accord
    concurrence of opinion
  308.  fulsome
    unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating
  309.  anarchist
    an advocate of the abolition of governments
  310.  denigrate
    attack the good name and reputation of someone
  311.  fulcrum
    the pivot about which a lever turns
  312.  certitude
    complete assurance or confidence
  313.  saucy
    improperly forward or bold
  314.  passe
    out of fashion
  315.  disingenuous
    not straightforward or candid
  316.  tenet
    a basic principle or belief that is accepted as true
  317.  rampart
    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
  318.  anterior
    of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
  319.  sycophantic
    attempting to win favor by flattery
  320.  languor
    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
  321.  moiety
    one of two approximately equal parts
  322.  frisson
    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
  323.  scurrilous
    expressing offensive, insulting, or scandalous criticism
  324.  febrile
    of or relating to or characterized by fever
  325.  kosher
    conforming to dietary laws
  326.  slack
    not tense or taut
  327.  caravan
    a procession traveling together in single file
  328.  eleemosynary
    generous in assistance to the poor
  329.  boondoggle
    work of little or no value done merely to look busy
  330.  embryonic
    of an organism prior to birth or hatching
  331.  manifestation
    a clear appearance
  332.  brace
    a support that steadies or strengthens something else
  333.  autochthonous
    originating where it is found
  334.  vindictive
    disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
  335.  vindicate
    show to be right by providing justification or proof
  336.  renege
    fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
  337.  tintinnabulation
    the sound of a bell ringing
  338.  prestidigitation
    manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
  339.  montage
    the technique of splicing together different sections of film to convey an idea
  340.  cohort
    a band of warriors
  341.  calumny
    a false accusation of an offense
  342.  vestige
    an indication that something has been present
  343.  thesis
    an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
  344.  acerbity
    a sharp bitterness
  345.  rotundity
    the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
  346.  coeval
    of the same period
  347.  cant
    a slope in the turn of a road or track
  348.  abnegate
    deny or renounce
  349.  dearth
    an insufficient quantity or number
  350.  demographic
    a statistic characterizing human populations
  351.  litotes
    understatement for rhetorical effect
  352.  malapropism
    misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
  353.  expatriate
    a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
  354.  ligament
    a band of fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages
  355.  mote
    a tiny piece of anything
  356.  lien
    the right to take and hold the property of a debtor
  357.  moratorium
    suspension of an ongoing activity
  358.  kudos
    an expression of approval and commendation
  359.  hiatus
    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  360.  sybaritic
    displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
  361.  wangle
    accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
  362.  modality
    the manner or style in which something is done
  363.  absquatulate
    run away, taking something or somebody along
  364.  tantamount
    being essentially equal to something
  365.  adroit
    quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
  366.  polarize
    cause to concentrate about two conflicting positions
  367.  wiggle
    move to and fro
  368.  neophyte
    a participant with no experience with an activity
  369.  ember
    a hot, smoldering fragment of wood left from a fire
  370.  inveterate
    habitual
  371.  consul
    a diplomat appointed to protect a government’s interests
  372.  urbane
    showing a high degree of refinement
  373.  threadbare
    thin and tattered with age
  374.  gnaw
    bite or chew on with the teeth
  375.  tardy
    after the expected or usual time
  376.  tawdry
    tastelessly showy
  377.  pejorative
    expressing disapproval
  378.  theocracy
    a political unit governed by a deity
  379.  inscrutable
    difficult or impossible to understand
  380.  indubitable
    too obvious to be doubted
  381.  rejuvenate
    make younger or more youthful
  382.  prodigal
    recklessly wasteful
  383.  prodigy
    an unusually gifted or intelligent person
  384.  unctuous
    unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating
  385.  gawk
    look with amazement
  386.  squalid
    foul and run-down and repulsive
  387.  squall
    a loud and harsh cry
  388.  squalor
    sordid dirtiness
  389.  sordid
    foul and run-down and repulsive
  390.  opera
    a drama set to music
  391.  plausible
    apparently reasonable, valid, or truthful
  392.  jingoism
    fanatical patriotism
  393.  egoism
    concern for your own interests and welfare
  394.  aneurysm
    an abnormal bulge caused by weakening of an artery wall
  395.  bedlam
    a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  396.  vignette
    a brief literary description
  397.  feckless
    generally incompetent and ineffectual
  398.  liturgy
    a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
  399.  attrition
    the act of rubbing together
  400.  regalia
    paraphernalia indicative of royalty or other high office
  401.  paraphernalia
    equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles
  402.  fortuitous
    lucky; occurring by happy chance
  403.  pogrom
    organized persecution of an ethnic group, especially Jews
  404.  intransigence
    stubborn refusal to compromise or change
  405.  dilettante
    an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention
  406.  loquacious
    full of trivial conversation
  407.  spate
    a sudden forceful flow
  408.  hiatus
    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  409.  comity
    a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility
  410.  utopia
    ideally perfect state
  411.  dystopia
    state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad
  412.  litany
    a prayer led by clergy with responses from the congregation
  413.  decrepitude
    a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
  414.  hubris
    overbearing pride or presumption
  415.  ramshackle
    in poor or broken-down condition
  416.  pecuniary
    relating to or involving money
  417.  harangue
    a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  418.  promulgation
    a public statement containing information about an event
  419.  acrid
    strong and sharp, as a taste or smell
  420.  pique
    call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response
  421.  aegis
    armor plate that protects the chest
  422.  cask
    a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  423.  interloper
    someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another
  424.  pestilence
    any epidemic disease with a high death rate
  425.  conformist
    someone who follows established standards of conduct
  426.  eddy
    a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind
  427.  punitive
    inflicting punishment
  428.  caper
    a playful leap or hop
  429.  antiquated
    so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
  430.  recrimination
    mutual accusations
  431.  aficionado
    a serious devotee of some activity, genre, or performer
  432.  aural
    of or pertaining to hearing or the ear
  433.  avuncular
    being or relating to an uncle
  434.  testy
    easily irritated or annoyed
  435.  zany
    ludicrous or foolish
  436.  zeugma
    rhetorical use of a word to govern two or more words
  437.  zilch
    a quantity of no importance
  438.  unconscionable
    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
  439.  conscientious
    characterized by extreme care and great effort
  440.  mausoleum
    a large burial chamber, usually above ground
  441.  maudlin
    very sentimental or emotional
  442.  macabre
    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
  443.  stodgy
    excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
  444.  a priori
    reasoned from a general principle to a necessary effect
  445.  vapid
    lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest
  446.  fetid
    offensively malodorous
  447.  polemic
    a verbal or written attack, especially of a belief or dogma
  448.  finicky
    fussy, especially about details
  449.  timorous
    shy and fearful by nature
  450.  premiere
    the first public performance of a play or movie
  451.  cohere
    cause to form a united, orderly, and consistent whole
  452.  recumbent
    lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
  453.  engender
    call forth
  454.  expiate
    make amends for
  455.  declaim
    recite in a skilled and formal way
  456.  insurrection
    organized opposition to authority
  457.  emend
    make corrections to
  458.  emeritus
    a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  459.  gruff
    blunt and unfriendly or stern
  460.  scourge
    something causing misery or death
  461.  reverie
    an abstracted state of absorption
  462.  repercussion
    a remote or indirect consequence of some action
  463.  soliloquy
    speech you make to yourself
  464.  mea culpa
    an acknowledgment of your error or guilt
  465.  machete
    a large knife used as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
  466.  temerity
    fearless daring
  467.  distrait
    having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
  468.  distraught
    deeply agitated especially from emotion
  469.  protean
    taking on different forms
  470.  languid
    lacking spirit or liveliness
  471.  modality
    the manner or style in which something is done
  472.  rapine
    the act of despoiling a country in warfare
  473.  pablum
    worthless or oversimplified ideas
  474.  credible
    capable of being believed
  475.  credit
    an estimate of ability to fulfill financial commitments
  476.  felicity
    pleasing and appropriate manner or style
  477.  efficacy
    capacity or power to produce a desired result
  478.  imperturbable
    marked by extreme calm and composure
  479.  antipathy
    a feeling of intense dislike
  480.  assuage
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  481.  laconic
    brief and to the point
  482.  aver
    declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  483.  decorum
    propriety in manners and conduct
  484.  irascible
    quickly aroused to anger
  485.  parochial
    relating to or supported by or located in a parish
  486.  tread
    put down, place, or press the foot
  487.  nonpareil
    model of excellence or perfection of a kind
  488.  confrere
    a person who is member of one’s class or profession
  489.  tempestuous
    characterized by violent emotions or behavior
  490.  philology
    the humanistic study of language and literature
  491.  modality
    the manner or style in which something is done
  492.  verdure
    green foliage
  493.  sidereal
    of or relating to the stars or constellations
  494.  salubrious
    promoting health
  495.  invective
    abusive language used to express blame or censure
  496.  condone
    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
  497.  egregious
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  498.  eclectic
    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  499.  affidavit
    written declaration made under oath
  500.  pleonasm
    using more words than necessary

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