Top 500 GRE Vocab Words

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  1. abase
    cause to feel shame
  2. abate
    become less in amount or intensity
  3. abdicate
    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors
  4. aberrant
    markedly different from an accepted norm
  5. abeyance
    temporary cessation or suspension
  6. abjure
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief
  7. abscond
    run away, often taking something or somebody along
  8. abstain
    refrain from doing, consuming, or partaking in something
  9. abstemious
    marked by temperance in indulgence
  10. abyss
    a bottomless gulf or pit
  11. accretion
    an increase by natural growth or addition
  12. acidulous
    being sour to the taste
  13. acme
    the highest point of something
  14. adulterate
    make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
  15. advocate
    a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
  16. aerie
    the lofty nest of a bird of prey, such as a hawk or eagle
  17. aesthetic
    characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  18. affected
    influenced
  19. aggrandize
    embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of
  20. alacrity
    liveliness and eagerness
  21. alleviate
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  22. amalgamate
    bring or combine together or with something else
  23. ambiguous
    having more than one possible meaning
  24. ameliorate
    make better
  25. amortize
    pay off a debt or obligation by making periodic payments
  26. amulet
    a trinket thought to be a magical protection against evil
  27. anachronism
    locating something at a time when it couldn't have existed
  28. analgesia
    absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
  29. analogous
    similar or equivalent in some respects
  30. anodyne
    capable of relieving pain
  31. anomaly
    deviation from the normal or common order, form, or rule
  32. antagonize
    provoke the hostility of
  33. antipathy
    a feeling of intense dislike
  34. apathy
    an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
  35. apocryphal
    being of questionable authenticity
  36. apostate
    not faithful to religion or party or cause
  37. approbation
    official acceptance or agreement
  38. arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  39. arbitrate
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  40. archaic
    so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
  41. ardor
    feelings of great warmth and intensity
  42. arrogate
    seize and take control without authority
  43. articulate
    express or state clearly
  44. assail
    attack someone physically or emotionally
  45. assuage
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  46. attenuate
    become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
  47. audacious
    disposed to venture or take risks
  48. augury
    an event indicating important things to come
  49. august
    profoundly honored
  50. austere
    of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
  51. axiom
    a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof
  52. banal
    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  53. belfry
    a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
  54. bevy
    a flock of birds
  55. bifurcate
    split or divide into two
  56. bilk
    cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  57. blight
    any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
  58. blithe
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
  59. bolster
    support and strengthen
  60. bombastic
    ostentatiously lofty in style
  61. bonhomie
    a disposition to be friendly and approachable
  62. boor
    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking refinement
  63. burgeon
    grow and flourish
  64. burnish
    polish and make shiny
  65. cabal
    a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue
  66. cacophony
    loud confusing disagreeable sounds
  67. calumny
    a false accusation of an offense
  68. canard
    a deliberately misleading fabrication
  69. candid
    openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness
  70. capricious
    determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
  71. cartography
    the making of maps and charts
  72. castigate
    inflict severe punishment on
  73. catalyst
    substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction
  74. catholic
    comprehensive or broad-minded in tastes and interests
  75. caustic
    capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  76. chaos
    formless state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
  77. chauvinist
    a person with a prejudiced belief in his own superiority
  78. chicanery
    the use of tricks to deceive someone
  79. circumspect
    careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk
  80. cloying
    overly sweet
  81. coalesce
    fuse or cause to come together
  82. coffer
    a chest especially for storing valuables
  83. cogent
    powerfully persuasive
  84. collusion
    secret agreement
  85. condone
    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
  86. connoisseur
    an expert able to appreciate a field
  87. contrite
    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  88. contumacious
    willfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
  89. convoluted
    highly complex or intricate
  90. corroborate
    give evidence for
  91. cosset
    treat with excessive indulgence
  92. coterie
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  93. craven
    lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
  94. credulous
    showing a lack of judgment or experience
  95. crescendo
    a gradual increase in loudness
  96. cupidity
    extreme greed for material wealth
  97. curmudgeon
    an irascible, cantankerous person full of stubborn ideas
  98. debutante
    a young woman making her formal entrance into society
  99. declivity
    a downward slope or bend
  100. decorous
    characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste
  101. decorum
    propriety in manners and conduct
  102. deface
    mar or spoil the appearance of
  103. deference
    courteous regard for people's feelings
  104. deleterious
    harmful to living things
  105. demagogue
    a leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions
  106. demur
    politely refuse or take exception to
  107. deride
    treat or speak of with contempt
  108. desiccate
    lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
  109. desultory
    marked by lack of definite plan, purpose, or enthusiasm
  110. diaphanous
    so thin as to transmit light
  111. diatribe
    thunderous verbal attack
  112. dictum
    an authoritative declaration
  113. diffident
    showing modest reserve
  114. dilate
    become wider
  115. dilatory
    wasting time
  116. dilettante
    an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention
  117. dirge
    a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person
  118. disabuse
    free somebody from an erroneous belief
  119. discern
    detect with the senses
  120. disparate
    fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
  121. dissemble
    behave unnaturally or affectedly
  122. dissonance
    disagreeable sounds
  123. distaff
    a stick on which wool or flax is wound before spinning
  124. distend
    cause to expand as if by internal pressure
  125. dither
    be undecided or uncertain
  126. diurnal
    having a daily cycle or occurring every day
  127. divine
    a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  128. doctrinaire
    a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
  129. dogma
    a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  130. dogmatic
    pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  131. droll
    comical in an odd or whimsical manner
  132. dupe
    fool or hoax
  133. dyspeptic
    suffering from indigestion
  134. ebullient
    joyously unrestrained
  135. eclectic
    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  136. edify
    make understand
  137. efficacy
    capacity or power to produce a desired result
  138. effigy
    a representation of a person
  139. effrontery
    audacious behavior that you have no right to
  140. elegy
    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  141. eloquent
    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  142. embellish
    make more attractive, as by adding ornament or color
  143. emulate
    strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
  144. encomium
    a formal expression of praise
  145. endemic
    native to or confined to a certain region
  146. enervate
    weaken physically, mentally, or morally
  147. engender
    call forth
  148. enigma
    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
  149. enumerate
    specify individually
  150. ephemeral
    anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day
  151. epicure
    a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment
  152. equivocate
    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
  153. erratic
    liable to sudden unpredictable change
  154. ersatz
    an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  155. erudite
    having or showing profound knowledge
  156. eschew
    avoid and stay away from deliberately
  157. esoteric
    understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
  158. estimable
    deserving of respect or high regard
  159. ethos
    the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era
  160. eulogy
    a formal expression of praise for someone who has died
  161. euphemism
    an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
  162. euphony
    any pleasing and harmonious sounds
  163. exacerbate
    make worse
  164. exculpate
    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  165. exigent
    demanding immediate attention
  166. exonerate
    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  167. explicit
    precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
  168. exponent
    notation of how many times to multiply a quantity by itself
  169. expurgate
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  170. fallow
    left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season
  171. fanatical
    marked by excessive enthusiasm for a cause or idea
  172. fatuous
    devoid of intelligence
  173. fawn
    a young deer
  174. fecund
    capable of producing offspring or vegetation
  175. fervid
    characterized by intense emotion
  176. fetid
    offensively malodorous
  177. flag
    a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  178. florid
    elaborately or excessively ornamented
  179. foment
    try to stir up
  180. ford
    cross a river where it's shallow
  181. forestall
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  182. fortuitous
    lucky; occurring by happy chance
  183. fractious
    easily irritated or annoyed
  184. frenetic
    excessively agitated
  185. frugality
    prudence in avoiding waste
  186. furtive
    secret and sly
  187. gambol
    play or run boisterously
  188. garner
    assemble or get together
  189. garrulous
    full of trivial conversation
  190. gestation
    the period during which an embryo develops
  191. glib
    artfully persuasive in speech
  192. glower
    look angry or sullen as if to signal disapproval
  193. gradation
    relative position in a ranked series
  194. gregarious
    temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
  195. grievous
    causing or marked by grief or anguish
  196. grovel
    show submission or fear
  197. guile
    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  198. gullible
    naive and easily deceived or tricked
  199. hapless
    unfortunate and deserving pity
  200. hegemony
    the dominance or leadership of one social group over others
  201. hermetic
    completely sealed or airtight
  202. heterogeneous
    consisting of elements not of the same kind or nature
  203. hoary
    having gray or white hair as with age
  204. homogeneous
    all of the same or similar kind or nature
  205. husband
    a male partner in a marriage
  206. hyperbole
    extravagant exaggeration
  207. iconoclast
    someone who attacks cherished ideas or institutions
  208. idiosyncrasy
    a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual
  209. ignoble
    dishonorable in character or purpose
  210. imbue
    spread or diffuse through
  211. impasse
    a situation in which no progress can be made
  212. impecunious
    not having enough money to pay for necessities
  213. imperturbable
    marked by extreme calm and composure
  214. impervious
    not admitting of passage or capable of being affected
  215. impetuous
    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought
  216. impious
    lacking piety or reverence for a god
  217. implacable
    incapable of being appeased or pacified
  218. imprecation
    the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
  219. impugn
    attack as false or wrong
  220. incarnadine
    redden or make pinkish
  221. inchoate
    only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
  222. inculcate
    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
  223. indolent
    disinclined to work or exertion
  224. inexorable
    impossible to prevent, resist, or stop
  225. ingenuous
    lacking in sophistication or worldliness
  226. ingrate
    a person who shows no gratitude
  227. ingratiate
    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
  228. inimical
    not friendly
  229. iniquity
    absence of moral or spiritual values
  230. innocuous
    not injurious to physical or mental health
  231. inquest
    an investigation into the cause of an unexpected death
  232. insipid
    lacking interest or significance or impact
  233. insurrection
    organized opposition to authority
  234. inter
    place in a grave or tomb
  235. interregnum
    the time between two reigns or governments
  236. intractable
    difficult to manage or mold
  237. intransigent
    impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason
  238. intrepid
    invulnerable to fear or intimidation
  239. inundate
    fill or cover completely, usually with water
  240. inure
    cause to accept or become hardened to
  241. invective
    abusive language used to express blame or censure
  242. investiture
    the ceremonial promotion of a person to an office or rank
  243. invidious
    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
  244. irascible
    quickly aroused to anger
  245. itinerant
    traveling from place to place to work
  246. jargon
    technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
  247. jettison
    throw away, of something encumbering
  248. jingoism
    fanatical patriotism
  249. jocular
    characterized by jokes and good humor
  250. judicious
    marked by the exercise of common sense in practical matters
  251. juncture
    the shape or manner in which things come together
  252. keen
    intense or sharp
  253. kindle
    catch fire
  254. kinetic
    relating to the motion of material bodies and their forces
  255. knell
    the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death
  256. kudos
    an expression of approval and commendation
  257. lachrymose
    showing sorrow
  258. laconic
    brief and to the point
  259. lament
    a cry of sorrow and grief
  260. lampoon
    ridicule with satire
  261. languid
    lacking spirit or liveliness
  262. lapidary
    relating to precious stones or the art of working with them
  263. larceny
    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
  264. largess
    liberality in bestowing gifts
  265. lassitude
    a feeling of lack of interest or energy
  266. latent
    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
  267. laud
    praise, glorify, or honor
  268. lavish
    very generous
  269. leery
    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  270. legerdemain
    an illusory feat
  271. lethargic
    deficient in alertness or activity
  272. levity
    a manner lacking seriousness
  273. liberal
    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
  274. libertine
    unrestrained by convention or morality
  275. licentious
    lacking moral discipline
  276. limpid
    clear and bright
  277. lionize
    assign great social importance to
  278. lissome
    moving and bending with ease
  279. listless
    lacking zest or vivacity
  280. livid
    furiously angry
  281. loquacious
    full of trivial conversation
  282. lucid
    transparently clear; easily understandable
  283. lugubrious
    excessively mournful
  284. lumber
    the wood of trees prepared for use as building material
  285. luminous
    softly bright or radiant
  286. machination
    a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends
  287. maelstrom
    a powerful circular current of water
  288. magnate
    a very wealthy or powerful businessperson
  289. malediction
    the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
  290. malinger
    avoid responsibilities and duties
  291. malleable
    capable of being shaped or bent
  292. mannered
    having unnatural behavioral attributes
  293. mar
    cause to become imperfect
  294. martinet
    someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
  295. maudlin
    effusively or insincerely emotional
  296. mendacious
    given to lying
  297. mendicant
    a pauper who lives by begging
  298. mercurial
    liable to sudden unpredictable change
  299. meretricious
    tastelessly showy
  300. metaphor
    a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  301. meticulous
    marked by precise accordance with details
  302. militate
    have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
  303. mirth
    great merriment
  304. misanthrope
    someone who dislikes people in general
  305. missive
    a written message addressed to a person or organization
  306. mitigate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  307. mollify
    cause to be more favorably inclined
  308. molt
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
  309. monastic
    of communal life sequestered under religious vows
  310. monotony
    the quality of wearisome constancy and lack of variety
  311. mores
    the conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group
  312. multifarious
    having many aspects
  313. myopic
    unable to see distant objects clearly
  314. nadir
    the lowest point of anything
  315. naive
    marked by or showing unaffected simplicity
  316. nascent
    being born or beginning
  317. neologism
    a newly invented word or phrase
  318. neophyte
    any new participant in some activity
  319. nettle
    plant having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation
  320. noisome
    causing or able to cause nausea
  321. nominal
    relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
  322. nuance
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  323. numismatics
    the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
  324. obdurate
    stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  325. oblique
    slanting or inclined in direction or course or position
  326. obsequious
    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  327. obstinate
    marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  328. obviate
    do away with
  329. occlude
    block passage through
  330. officious
    intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  331. onerous
    burdensome or difficult to endure
  332. opaque
    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy
  333. opine
    express one's view openly and without fear or hesitation
  334. opprobrium
    a state of extreme dishonor
  335. orotund
    overly formal and pompous in style
  336. ossify
    become bony
  337. ostensible
    appearing as such but not necessarily so
  338. ostentation
    pretentious or showy or vulgar display
  339. overwrought
    deeply agitated especially from emotion
  340. palatial
    relating to or being a large and stately residence
  341. palliate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  342. pallid
    deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress
  343. panache
    distinctive and stylish elegance
  344. panegyric
    formally expressing praise
  345. panoply
    a complete and impressive array
  346. paradox
    a statement that contradicts itself
  347. paragon
    a perfect embodiment of a concept
  348. pare
    strip the skin off
  349. pariah
    a person who is rejected from society or home
  350. parley
    a negotiation between enemies
  351. parry
    impede the movement of
  352. pastiche
    a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
  353. pathogenic
    able to cause disease
  354. peccadillo
    a petty misdeed
  355. pedant
    a person who pays too much attention to formal rules
  356. pejorative
    expressing disapproval
  357. penury
    a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  358. peregrinate
    travel around, through, or over, especially on foot
  359. perfidious
    tending to betray
  360. perfunctory
    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  361. peripatetic
    traveling especially on foot
  362. permeate
    spread or diffuse through
  363. perspicacious
    mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
  364. pervade
    spread or diffuse through
  365. phalanx
    any closely ranked crowd of people
  366. philanthropy
    the act of donating money or time to promote human welfare
  367. philistine
    a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  368. phlegmatic
    showing little emotion
  369. pithy
    concise and full of meaning
  370. placate
    cause to be more favorably inclined
  371. plastic
    synthetic material that can be molded into objects
  372. plebeian
    of or associated with the great masses of people
  373. plethora
    extreme excess
  374. plucky
    showing courage
  375. polemic
    a verbal or written attack, especially of a belief or dogma
  376. politic
    marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
  377. polyglot
    a person who speaks more than one language
  378. posit
    take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
  379. potentate
    a powerful ruler, especially one who is unconstrained by law
  380. pragmatic
    concerned with practical matters
  381. prattle
    speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly
  382. precipitate
    bring about abruptly
  383. precis
    a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument
  384. prescient
    perceiving the significance of events before they occur
  385. prevaricate
    be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
  386. pristine
    immaculately clean and unused
  387. probity
    complete and confirmed integrity
  388. proclivity
    a natural inclination
  389. prodigal
    recklessly wasteful
  390. profligate
    unrestrained by convention or morality
  391. proliferate
    grow rapidly
  392. propitiate
    make peace with
  393. propriety
    correct behavior
  394. prudence
    discretion in practical affairs
  395. puerile
    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
  396. pugilism
    fighting with the fists
  397. pulchritude
    physical beauty, especially of a woman
  398. pungent
    strong and sharp to the sense of taste or smell
  399. pusillanimous
    lacking in courage, strength, and resolution
  400. querulous
    habitually complaining
  401. quiescent
    being quiet or still or inactive
  402. quixotic
    not sensible about practical matters
  403. quotidian
    found in the ordinary course of events
  404. raconteur
    a person skilled in telling anecdotes
  405. rarefy
    lessen the density or solidity of
  406. redress
    make reparations or amends for
  407. rejoinder
    a quick reply to a question or remark
  408. repast
    the food served and eaten at one time
  409. replete
    filled to satisfaction with food or drink
  410. repose
    freedom from activity
  411. repudiate
    refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
  412. requite
    make repayment for or return something
  413. restive
    being in a tense state
  414. reticent
    reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  415. rhetoric
    study of the technique for using language effectively
  416. ribald
    humorously vulgar
  417. rococo
    having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
  418. rustic
    characteristic of rural life
  419. sacrosanct
    treated as if holy and kept free from violation or criticism
  420. sagacious
    acutely insightful and wise
  421. salient
    conspicuous, prominent, or important
  422. salubrious
    promoting health
  423. sanguine
    confidently optimistic and cheerful
  424. sardonic
    disdainfully or ironically humorous
  425. satiate
    fill to satisfaction
  426. scintilla
    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
  427. sedition
    an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority
  428. sentient
    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
  429. seraphic
    having a sweet nature befitting an angel
  430. sinecure
    a job that involves minimal duties
  431. slake
    satisfy, as thirst
  432. sobriquet
    a familiar name for a person
  433. solecism
    a socially awkward or tactless act
  434. soporific
    inducing sleep
  435. spartan
    unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
  436. specious
    plausible but false
  437. sportive
    given to merry frolicking
  438. stasis
    inactivity resulting from a balance between opposing forces
  439. stentorian
    very loud or booming
  440. stigma
    a symbol of disgrace or infamy
  441. stolid
    having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
  442. stratagem
    an elaborate or deceitful scheme to deceive or evade
  443. sublime
    of high moral or intellectual value
  444. sully
    make dirty or spotty
  445. supplant
    take the place or move into the position of
  446. surfeit
    indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
  447. surly
    unfriendly and inclined toward anger or irritation
  448. sybarite
    a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
  449. sycophant
    a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
  450. symbiosis
    the relation between two interdependent species of organisms
  451. syncopation
    a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
  452. tacit
    implied by or inferred from actions or statements
  453. taciturn
    habitually reserved and uncommunicative
  454. talon
    a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey
  455. tangential
    of superficial relevance if any
  456. tawdry
    tastelessly showy
  457. terrestrial
    of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth
  458. tirade
    a speech of violent denunciation
  459. toady
    a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
  460. tome
    a large and scholarly book
  461. torpor
    a state of motor and mental inactivity
  462. transitory
    lasting a very short time
  463. trenchant
    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought
  464. turgid
    ostentatiously lofty in style
  465. tyro
    someone new to a field or activity
  466. umbrage
    a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  467. unconscionable
    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
  468. unequivocal
    admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding
  469. upbraid
    express criticism towards
  470. usury
    the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
  471. vacillate
    be undecided about something
  472. variegated
    having an assortment of colors
  473. venerable
    profoundly honored
  474. venerate
    regard with feelings of respect and reverence
  475. veracity
    unwillingness to tell lies
  476. verbose
    using or containing too many words
  477. verdant
    characterized by abundance of vegetation and green foliage
  478. vernal
    suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
  479. vestige
    an indication that something has been present
  480. vex
    disturb, especially by minor irritations
  481. vicissitude
    a variation in circumstances or fortune
  482. vim
    a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
  483. viscous
    having a relatively high resistance to flow
  484. vituperate
    spread negative information about
  485. volatile
    liable to lead to sudden change or violence
  486. voluble
    marked by a ready flow of speech
  487. wan
    deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress
  488. wanton
    a lewd or immoral person
  489. waver
    pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  490. whimsical
    determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
  491. wily
    marked by skill in deception
  492. winsome
    charming in a childlike or naive way
  493. wizened
    lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
  494. wraith
    a ghostly figure, especially one seen shortly before death
  495. xenophobia
    a fear of foreigners or strangers
  496. yoke
    a wooden frame across the shoulders for carrying buckets
  497. zeal
    a feeling of strong eagerness
  498. zealot
    a fervent and even militant proponent of something
  499. zenith
    the point above the observer directly opposite the nadir
  500. zephyr
    a slight wind
Created on June 23, 2013 (updated July 24, 2013)

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