Call of the Wild

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  1. primitive
    characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
  2. interlace
    spin, wind, or twist together
  3. imperious
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  4. sate
    fill to contentment
  5. aristocrat
    a member of the nobility
  6. egotistical
    having an inflated idea of one's own importance
  7. treachery
    an act of deliberate betrayal
  8. menacing
    threatening evil or danger
  9. ebb
    the outward flow of the tide
  10. hydrophobia
    a morbid fear of water
  11. impending
    close in time; about to occur
  12. calamity
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
  13. tallow
    a hard substance used for making soap and candles
  14. assail
    attack someone physically or emotionally
  15. metamorphose
    change in outward structure or looks
  16. ferocity
    the property of being aggressive or forceful
  17. wrench
    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
  18. conciliate
    gain the good will of or cause to be more favorably inclined
  19. impartial
    free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
  20. primordial
    having existed from the beginning
  21. draught
    a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
  22. appeasement
    the act of acceding to demands
  23. ravenous
    extremely hungry
  24. blunder
    an embarrassing mistake
  25. ruthless
    without mercy or pity
  26. ignominious
    deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
  27. cunning
    showing inventiveness and skill
  28. acuteness
    the quality of having a sharp edge or point
  29. conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
  30. primeval
    having existed from the beginning
  31. malingerer
    someone shirking duty by feigning illness or incapacity
  32. goad
    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
  33. contemplation
    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
  34. eddy
    a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind
  35. daunt
    cause to lose courage
  36. covert
    secret or hidden
  37. culprit
    someone or something responsible for harm or wrongdoing
  38. boreal
    toward or located in the north
  39. articulate
    express or state clearly
  40. travail
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  41. exultant
    joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
  42. brood
    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  43. obdurate
    stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  44. comply
    act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
  45. unruly
    unable to be governed or controlled
  46. flounder
    walk with great difficulty
  47. exertion
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  48. chaffer
    talk socially without exchanging too much information
  49. apprehensive
    in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
  50. remonstrance
    the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  51. abide
    dwell
  52. wrench
    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
  53. whoop
    a loud hooting cry of joy or excitement
  54. inexorable
    impossible to prevent, resist, or stop
  55. superfluous
    more than is needed, desired, or required
  56. mongrel
    derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
  57. shorn
    having the hair, fur, or wool cut short
  58. chivalrous
    attentive and honorable like an ideal knight
  59. rouse
    cause to become awake or conscious
  60. quibble
    evade the truth of a point by raising irrelevant objections
  61. contagion
    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  62. grit
    small coarse bits of stone, sand, or gravel
  63. vigilant
    carefully observant or attentive
  64. impel
    urge or force to an action; constrain or motivate
  65. pertinacity
    persistent determination
  66. belie
    be in contradiction with
  67. imperious
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  68. chaff
    material consisting of seed coverings and pieces of stem
  69. ambuscade
    the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  70. loll
    be lazy or idle
  71. calamity
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
  72. multitudinous
    too numerous to be counted
  73. excrescence
    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  74. discomfit
    cause to lose one's composure
  75. muse
    reflect deeply on a subject
  76. apathetic
    showing little or no emotion or animation
Created on August 4, 2009 (updated September 1, 2009)

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