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  1. magnanimousintending to hurt or harm another; spiteful

          

  2. adulateto alleviate; to lessen pain or conflict; pacify

          

  3. platitudeto make calm; to soothe

          

  4. colloquialpertaining to common everyday speech; conversational

          

  5. full of bitter scorn and pride; aloofdisputatious

          

  6. profusedull; commonplace

          

  7. generous in giving to others or in spending moneylavish (#1)

          

  8. predatorone who takes advantage of another, exploits or feeds on another; a strong adversary or rival

          

  9. hackneyedmade common place by overuse; trite (n. hack, one who copies or imitates the work of others)

          

  10. great unrest; turmoil or disorderadversity

          

  11. a turbulent scenario or situation; tumultturmoil

          

  12. modern, new; relating to the same time periodindolent

          

  13. having little or no energystagnant

          

  14. to snub; to bluntly refuseprodigal

          

  15. jocularliking to be with people, joke around with them and have fun

          

  16. exuberantwandering about; tending to move around, travel

          

  17. perniciousgreedy; gluttonous; ravenous; insatiable

          

  18. maliciousgreedy

          

  19. to walk around in a proud showy manner; to boast in a loud mannerswagger (vb.)

          

  20. slave-like; overly humble; involving very hard workslavish

          

  21. old; outdated, no longer in useobsolete

          

  22. excess; abundanceplethora

          

  23. a difficult or troubling situation; a swampy ground, bog, mirequagmire

          

  24. sociable, outgoing in a festive way, especially when pertaining to eating and drinking; fond of good companyconvivial

          

  25. transientlasting for only a short time; temporary

          

  26. indolentgiving freely and easily to others; charitable; kind

          

  27. impassionedfilled with passionate emotion

          

  28. aloof; indifferentdetached

          

  29. insipidlacking energy; relating to inactivity; feeling sluggish

          

  30. palatableeasy to talk to; easy to approach, friendly; kind; amiable

          

  31. itinerantoverflowing with vitality and good spirits

          

  32. upbraidto express strong approval or praise; hail

          

  33. sociable, outgoinggregarious

          

  34. one who overindulges in food and drinkglutton

          

  35. having to do with sitting around a lotfervent

          

  36. full of passion and emotionimpassioned

          

  37. lacklusterabundant; more than enough

          

  38. castigateto scold or punish severely

          

  39. enigmaa riddle or mystery; a puzzling or baffling matter or person

          

  40. insolenta self-server who tries to gain the favor of others through the use of flattery of by being overattentive

          

  41. odiousgreedy; gluttonous; ravenous; insatiable

          

  42. taodya flatterer; a sycophant

          

  43. lacking interest in something, usually because of illness fatigue, or general sadness; spiritlesslistless

          

  44. amiableshowing goodwill; peaceable

          

  45. harmful to one's health or overall welfare; perniciousrancorous

          

  46. ampleto pacify; to subdue; to quiet down

          

  47. benevolentgiving freely and easily to others; charitable; kind

          

  48. venerateto feel or show deep respect for, especially due to age or tradition; to honor

          

  49. dangerous or risky; uncertainlanguor

          

  50. carefully alert and watchfulvigilant

          

  51. contemptuouslacking respect; scornful

          

  52. alleviateto lessen pain or discomfort

          

  53. sluggishslow and lazy

          

  54. a dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situationquandary

          

  55. vanishing quickly; fleetingevanescent

          

  56. egotisticalExcessively self-absorbed; very conceited

          

  57. compliantyielding, submissive

          

  58. effervescentlively; full of uplifted spirit; vivacious

          

  59. lacking harmony or agreementdiscordant

          

  60. aloofuninterested; showing no concern; emotionally removed or distant

          

  61. showing goodwill; peaceablequiescent

          

  62. a self-server who tries to gain the favor of others through the use of flattery of by being overattentivecliché

          

  63. raucousdeeply hateful or spiteful; malicious

          

  64. submissivevoluntarily obeying another; humble

          

  65. to calm; to make peaceful; to restore to a tranquil statepacify

          

  66. resolveto regard highly with love and respect

          

  67. ravenousvery hungry

          

  68. affableeasy to talk to; easy to approach, friendly; kind; amiable

          

  69. quiet; still; inactivequiescent

          

  70. of a quarrelsome nature; eager to fight; warlike; belligerentbellicose

          

  71. having to do with cooking, preparing mealsculinary

          

  72. antagonismhatred or hostility

          

  73. verboseemotionally distant and disinterested; aloof; uninvolved; distant, far away

          

  74. sleep-inducing; sleepysluggish

          

  75. archaicto talk very loudly, even wildly; rave

          

  76. short-livedsurfeit

          

  77. innovationexplosive or changing very quickly

          

  78. eulogizeto praise, as in a eulogy; to say good things about

          

  79. derideto ridicule or make fun of; to scoff at

          

  80. showing care with how money and resources are spent or usedpithy

          

  81. detrimentalharmful

          

  82. exactingrequiring a great deal of care of effort; painstaking

          

  83. reproveto speak to in a disapproving manner; to scold

          

  84. clichéan idea or expression that has become stale due to overuse

          

  85. bombasticusing language in a pompous, showy way; speaking to impress others

          

  86. antediluvianvery, very, old; antiquated

          

  87. obeying or performing a service for someone in an overly attentive mannerbelligerent

          

  88. to pacify; to subdue; to quiet downrebuff

          

  89. phlegmatichaving great pride in oneself and dislike for others

          

  90. puzzling; bafflingsluggish

          

  91. reticentnot talking much; reserved

          

  92. lacking emotion or driveimpassive

          

  93. moving or walking about; itinerantperipatetic

          

  94. circumlocutioncareful and cautious before acting

          

  95. chastiserequiring a great deal of care of effort; painstaking

          

  96. the quality of sound, pertaining to how it is heard based on the quality and structure of the roomacoustics

          

  97. exaltto praise or glorify; to lift up in status, dignity, or power

          

  98. clearly and briefly stated; conciseheedful

          

  99. cautious, carefulwary

          

  100. causing ruin; harmful; perniciouslethargic

          

  101. avariciousgreedy

          

  102. spread out, not concise, wordydiffuse (adj.)

          

  103. mitigateto scold or punish severely

          

  104. novelnew

          

  105. clamorto find fault; to be critical

          

  106. generous giving (also spelled largesse)upbraid

          

  107. consciliateto win a person over through special considerations or persuasive methods; reconcile

          

  108. hideboundstrongly opinionated; narrow-mindedly stubborn

          

  109. derivative (adj.)spread out, not concise, wordy

          

  110. to express strong approval or praise; hailacclaim

          

  111. holding back from eating or drinking too muchabstemious

          

  112. indifferent; showing no caring, interest, or concern; lacking emotionaloof

          

  113. lacking freshness and zest; flat; stalecontemptuous

          

  114. intractableunoriginal and stale due to overuse

          

  115. greedy; gluttonous; ravenous; insatiabledin

          

  116. dogmaticstrongly opinionated; rigid; dictatorial

          

  117. eloquencetalking with a great deal of ease; glib

          

  118. abundant; in excessantiquity

          

  119. cantankerousgreedy

          

  120. laconicusing few words in speech

          

  121. volatilewandering

          

  122. euphonya turbulent scenario or situation; tumult

          

  123. slave-like; very humble and submissivevibrant

          

  124. stubbornwillful

          

  125. emaciatedvery, very thin due to lack of adequate food

          

  126. gaining the favor of another by acting overly kind or by using flatterystolid

          

  127. banaldull or stale because of overuse; trite; hackneyed

          

  128. deviousdishonest or deceptive; tricky

          

  129. laudto praise; extol

          

  130. resistant to persuasion or softening; stubbornly persistent in wrongdoingmercenary

          

  131. reveretasty or good smelling

          

  132. adamantto talk very loudly, even wildly; rave

          

  133. compatible; having kindred needs or tastes; sympatheticcongenial

          

  134. vibrantcarefully alert and watchful

          

  135. parsimoniousoverly thrifty or miserly

          

  136. allayto express strong approval or praise; hail

          

  137. tasty or good smellingsavory

          

  138. placateto praise or flatter too greatly; fawn over

          

  139. myriad (adj. and n.)countless; a very large number

          

  140. belligerenttaking part in war or fighting; ready to fight

          

  141. careful with money; thrifty; not prodigal or wastefulfrugal

          

  142. terseusing only the words that are needed to make the point; very concise, sometimes to the point of rudeness

          

  143. a weak or lifeless feelinggregarious

          

  144. lacking emotion or not showing any emotion; stoicalstolid

          

  145. disputatiousabundant; much; plentiful

          

  146. looking down on others; proud and scornfulsupercilious

          

  147. deeply hateful or spiteful; maliciousmeticulous

          

  148. relating to doing what one knows is right; scrupulousconscientious

          

  149. torpidlacking energy; relating to inactivity; feeling sluggish

          

  150. shrill; high pitchedstrident

          

  151. a failure or breakdown; a collapse that is often nonsensicaldebacle

          

  152. superfluousoverabundant; more than is needed; unnecessary

          

  153. to rebuke or scold in a harsh toneupbraid

          

  154. obstinateto make or become less severe; to lessen pain or damage

          

  155. to wander off from the subject or topic spoken aboutdigress

          

  156. mundaneto act as a go-between in settling conflicts or disputes between people or opposing sides

          

  157. brief and full of meaning and substance; concisesuccint

          

  158. zealousuninterested; showing no concern; emotionally removed or distant

          

  159. to make tranquil or quiet, especially by giving into another's demands; to pacifyappease

          

  160. contentiousharmful to one's health or overall welfare; pernicious

          

  161. loquaciousintending to hurt or harm another; spiteful

          

  162. impugnto reprimand or scold sharply

          

  163. briefness or conciseness in speech or writingbrevity

          

  164. rantto talk very loudly, even wildly; rave

          

  165. to pacify, soothe, or appease; to make less severe or violentvoluble

          

  166. prosaicabundant; producing a great deal; fertile

          

  167. filled with passion or intensityalleviate

          

  168. lacking movement or energysurfeit

          

  169. fleetingtransitory

          

  170. prodigalwasteful; lavish

          

  171. full of great enthusiasm or devotionfanatical

          

  172. iniquitousshowing a lack of fairness; wicked; vicious

          

  173. having to do with relishing the pleasure of eating and drinking (n. epicure: the pleasure...)epicurean

          

  174. careful and cautious before actingunwavering

          

  175. a custom or object that has been around for a very, very long timepenurious

          

  176. made for the sake of quarreling; quibblingcaptious

          

  177. firm and determinedunwavering

          

  178. one who boasts a great dealbraggart

          

  179. an oversupplysurfeit

          

  180. using few words in speaking or writingconcise

          

  181. subservientquiet; still; inactive

          

  182. miserlyfriendly, kind

          

  183. triteunoriginal and stale due to overuse

          

  184. penuriousstingy; relating to great poverty, destitution

          

  185. complacentself-satisfied; smug

          

  186. levitytasty or good smelling

          

  187. recalcitrantstubborn; disobedient; defiant

          

  188. lasting a short time; fleetingimpassive

          

  189. very mean and wickednefarious

          

  190. hidden; hard to understand; mysterious; obscurecryptic

          

  191. austerehaving great economy; showing self-control when it comes to foregoing luxuries and frills; stern in manner or appearence

          

  192. alimentaryrelating to good and nourishment

          

  193. inceptionthe start, the beginning of something

          

  194. emotionally distant and disinterested; aloof; uninvolved; distant, far awayremote

          

  195. heedfulpaying careful attention to

          

  196. very carefullygingerly

          

  197. conflagrationa huge fire, and inferno

          

  198. to alleviate; to lessen pain or conflict; pacifyameliorate

          

  199. unyieldingfirm and determined

          

  200. talking with a great deal of ease; glibbraggart

          

  201. to value highly; to have great regard forreticent

          

  202. nonchalantlazy; not wanting to do any work

          

  203. adversityancient times

          

  204. overbearing; proud; haughtyclamor

          

  205. altruisticshowing an unselfish concern for others

          

  206. taciturnsilent; sparing of words; close-mouthed

          

  207. abundant; much; plentifullavish (#2)

          

  208. dinongoing loud sound; noise

          

  209. to act as a go-between in settling conflicts or disputes between people or opposing sidesassuage

          

  210. very old and no longer in use; obsoleteantiquated

          

  211. subordinateinferior; lower in rank or status

          

  212. inclined to argue or debate; controversialprecarious

          

  213. pugnaciouseager to fight; belligerent

          

  214. mellifluousof a quarrelsome nature; eager to fight; warlike; belligerent

          

  215. extremely poisonous; deadly; full of spiteful hatredvirulent

          

  216. to show mild disapprovaldeprecate

          

  217. showing enthusiasm; ardentfanatical

          

  218. mercenaryrelating to good and nourishment

          

  219. to talk on and on pointlessly, without clear directionfanatical

          

  220. indifferentapathetic; showing little or no concern or care

          

  221. wanderingnovel

          

  222. ebullientfilled with a bubbly excitement, as if boiling over with excitement

          

  223. scrupulouscoarse-sounding; loud and unruly

          

  224. charyto praise or glorify; to lift up in status, dignity, or power

          

  225. very careful; fussy; finicky; fastidiousmeticulous

          

  226. grandiloquentusing big and fancy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others

          

  227. to find fault; to be criticalplacate

          

  228. to spend money (or time) in a wasteful, uncaring fashonesteem

          

  229. warm and friendly; amiableunyielding

          

  230. to make better; to lessen pain, difficulty, or tensiondisdainful

          

  231. lassitudea tired feeling, usually resulting from depression or too much work

          

  232. to praise a person or event in a formal speech or in writing; to praise highlypanegyrize

          

  233. hatred; ill willanimosity

          

  234. labyrintha maze from which it is very hard to extricate or free oneself

          

  235. having great pride in oneself and dislike for otherssubordinate

          

  236. pertaining to an evil omen; forebodingalimentary

          

  237. lack of harmony; loud and unpleasant noise; a racketvapid

          

  238. prattlequality of being dull; an obvious remark uttered as if it were original

          

  239. claiming or pretending increased importance; ostentatious; affectedly grandobsequious

          

  240. deliciousavaricious

          

  241. unprecedentedto regard highly with love and respect

          

  242. prolificto pacify, soothe, or appease; to make less severe or violent

          

  243. accoladeabundant; plentiful; more than enough

          

  244. loud and noisy regarding one's own voice, especially shouting; demandingly clamorousstolid

          

  245. ostentatiousholding back from eating or drinking too much

          

  246. too forward or bold; overstepping proper boundspresumptuous

          

  247. to criticize stronglycensure

          

  248. having to do with extreme self-adoration and a feeling of superiority of everyonenarcissistic

          

  249. very generousmunificent

          

  250. philanthropicshowing a desire to help others by gibing gifts; charitable; humane

          

  251. antiquityancient times

          

  252. relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect; insincere in expressionlabyrinth

          

  253. rebukeemotionally distant and disinterested; aloof; uninvolved; distant, far away