801). Adherent

Meaning: follower, supporter, defender, advocate, disciple, votary, member, friend.

Definition: someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.

Usage: He was a strong adherent of monetarism.

802). Bystander

Meaning: onlooker, watcher, looker-on, passer-by, eyewitness.

Definition: a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.

Usage: Water cannons were turned on marchers and innocent bystanders alike.

803). Diligence

Meaning: assiduity, rigour, carefulness, conscientiousness, intentness.

Definition: careful and persistent Work or effort.

Usage: Few party members challenge his diligence as an MP.

804). Eulogy

Meaning: accolade, panegyric, paean, encomium, tribute, testimonial.

Definition: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a tribute to

someone who has just died.

Usage: A eulogy to the Queen Mother.

805). Flaccid

Meaning: soft, loose, flabby, yielding, slack, lax, toneless.

Definition: soft and hanging loosely or limply, especially so as to look or feel unpleasant.

Usage: She took his flaccid hand in hers.

806). Demise

Meaning: dying, death, passing, expiry, expiration, end.

Definition: a person’s death.

Usage: Mr Grisenthwaite’s tragic demise.

807). Delusion

Meaning: misapprehension, misconception, misleading, mistake, deception, misbelieve.

Definition: the action of deluding or the state of being deluded.

Usage: What a capacity television has for delusion.

808). Arbitrary

Meaning: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, wild, casual.

Definition: based on random choice or personal whim rather than any reason or system.

Usage: An arbitrary decision.

809). Cynical

Meaning: misanthropic, pessimistic.

Definition: believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.

Usage: He was brutally cynical and hardened to every sob story under the sun.

810). Concise

Meaning: Succinct, short, brief, pithy, incisive, crisp.

Definition: giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.

Usage: A concise account of the country’s history.

811). Spawned

Meaning: releases, deposit egg.

Definition: (of a fish, frog, mollusc, cmstacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs.

Usage: The fish spawn among fine-leaved plants.

812). Casuistry

Meaning: sophistry, sophism, chicanery, quibbling.

Definition: the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions; sophistry.

Usage: The minister is engaging in nothing more or less than casuistry.

813). Callous

Meaning: Heartless, unfeeling, uncaring, cold, hard, cruel, harsh.

Definition: showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

Usage: His callous comments about the murder made me shiver.

814). Slovenly

Meaning: scruffy, untidy, messy, unkempt, slattemly, dishavelled, blowsy, down at heel.

Definition: (especially of a person or their appearance) untidy and dirty.

Usage: A fat, slovenly ex-rock star.

815). Verbose

Meaning: wordy, loquacious, gairulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, prating.

Definition: using or expressed in more words than are needed.

Usage: Much academic language is obscure and verbose.

816). Mandate

Meaning: instruction, directive, direction, decree, command, order, injunction, edict, charge.

Definition: an official order or commission to do something.

Usage: A mandate to seek the release of political prisoners.

817). Smacks

Meaning: slap, blow, spank, cuff, clout, thump, punch, rap, swat, crack.

Definition: a sharp slap or blow, typically one given with the palm of the hand.

Usage: She gave Mark a smack across the face.

818). Relentless

Meaning: persistent, continuing, contant, continual, non-stop, lasting, never-ending, steady.

Definition: unceasingly intense.

Usage: The relentless heat of the desert.

819). Crucify

Meaning: condemn, attack, tear apart, arraign, denounce, pillory, malign, revile, vilify.

Definition: criticize (someone) severely and unrelentingly.

Usage: Our fans would crucify us if we lost.

820). Stringent

Meaning: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tight, exacting, stiff.

Definition: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.

Usage: Stringent guidelines on air pollution.

821). Harness

Meaning: hitch up, put something, saddle, yoke, couple.

Definition: put a harness on (a horse or other draught animal).

Usage: How to groom a horse and harness it.

822). Burgeoning

Meaning: Expand, spring up. shoot up, mushroom, boom, multiply, snowball.

Definition: begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.

Usage: Manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand.

823). Quest

Meaning: Search, hunt, pursuit.

Definition: a long or arduous search for something.

Usage: The quest for a reliable vaccine has intensified.

824). Evolve

Meaning: develop, progress, make progress, spread, extend.

Definition: develop gradually.

Usage: The company has evolved into a major chemical manufacturer.

825). Obsolete

Meaning: Out of date, outdated, outmoded.

Definition: no longer produced or used; out of date.

Usage: The disposal of old and obsolete machinery.

826). Affluent

Meaning: wealthy, rich, prosperous, opulent, well off, moneyed, comfortable.

Definition: (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.

Usage: The affluent societies of the western world.

827). Relevant

Meaning: pertinent, applicable, apposite, material, apropos, to the point.

Definition: closely connected or appropriate to the matter in hand.

Usage: What small companies need is relevant advice.

828). Woe

Meaning: misery, sorrow, distress, sadness, unhappiness, heartache.

Definition: great sorrow or distress (often used hyperbolically).

Usage: The Eveiton tale of woe continued.

829). Multitude

Meaning: army, sea, abundance, profusion, host, horde, mass.

Definition: a large number of people or things.

Usage: A multitude of medical conditions are due to being overweight.

830). Herald

Meaning: single, indicate, announce, point to, spell, presage, augur, portent, promise.

Definition: be a sign that (something) is about to happen.

Usage: The speech heralded a change in policy.

831). Brevity

Meaning: Conciseness, concision, pith, briefness, shortness, compression, crispness

Definition: concise and exact use of words in writing or speech

Usage: The staff will edit manuscripts with a view to brevity and clarity.

832). Feeble

Meaning: Weak, weakly, puny, infirm, delicate, sickly, ailing, failing, helpless, powerless

Definition: lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.

Usage: By now, he was too feeble to leave his room

833). Miserable

Meaning: Unhappy, sad, dejected, depressed, downcast, downhearted, glum, gloomy, blue, forlorn

Definition: (of a person) wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable

Usage: Their happiness made Anne feel even more miserable

834). Scanty

Meaning: meagre, scant, minimal, limited, modest, restricted, sparse

Definition: small or insufficient in quantity or amount.

Usage: They paid whatever they could out of their scanty wages to their families

835). Brutal

Meaning: savage, cruel, bloodthirsty, vicious, barbaric, wicked, harsh

Definition: savagely violent

Usage: A brutal murder.

836). Filthy

Meaning: difiy, mucky, grimy, muddy, murky, slimy, unclean

Definition: disgustingly dirty.

Usage: A filthy hospital with no sanitation

837). Combat

Meaning: battle, fighting, action, conflict, armed conflict, war, warfare

Definition: fighting between anned forces.

Usage: Five Hurricanes were shot down in combat.

838). Obstinate

Meaning: Stubbom, headstrong, wilful, unyielding, inflexible, dogged, inexorable

Definition: stubbomly refusing to change one‘s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so

Usage: Her obstinate deten-nination to pursue a career in radio.

839). Eloquent

Meaning: persuasive, expressive, articulate, fluent

Definition: fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

Usage: An eloquent speech.

840). Impetuous

Meaning: impulsive, rash, hasty, reckless, heedless, foolhardy, injudicious, unthinking

Definition: acting or done quickly and without thought or care

Usage: She might live to rue this impetuous decision.

841). Ballast

Meaning: Heavy material, sand, iron

Definition: heavy material, such as gravel, sand, or iron, placed in the bilge of a ship to ensure its stability

Usage: The hull had insufficient ballast.

842). Deceit

Meaning: deception, duplicity, fraud, craft, chicanery, guile, simulation, lying, bluff

Definition: the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions; sophistry.

Usage: The minister is engaging in nothing more or less than casuistry

843). Synthetic

Meaning: artificial, fake, false, faux, imitation, mock, simulated, ersatz

Definition: (of a substance) made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product.

Usage: Synthetic rubber

844). Cohesive

Meaning: adhesive, united

Definition: characterized by or causing cohesion

Usage: Each parish was fonnerly a cohesive unit

845). Wane

Meaning: disappear, decrease, diminish, dwindle

Definition: (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size

Usage: The moon is waning.

846). Foster

Meaning: Encourage, promote, filrther, stimulate, forward, cultivate

Definition: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).

Usage: The teacher’s task is to foster learning.

847). Swift

Meaning: prompt, rapid, sudden, immediate, instant, without delay

Definition: happening quickly or promptly.

Usage: A remarkably swift recovery.

848). Formidable

Meaning: intimidation, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alanning, frightening, brooding, awesome, fearsome.

Definition: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable

Usage: A formidable opponent

849). Emphatic

Meaning: vehement, fimi, forceful, forcible, energetic, vigorous, ardent

Definition: expressing something forcibly and clearly.

Usage: The children were emphatic that they would like to repeat the experience.

850). Drastic

Meaning: extreme, serious, forceful, dire, radical, substantial

Definition: likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme

Usage: A drastic reduction of staffing levels.

851). Abstain

Meaning: Not vote, decline/refuse to vote

Definition: formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion

Usage: Forty-one voted with the Opposition, and some sixty more abstained.

852). Adulterate

Meaning: Make impure, degrade, debase, spoil, taint, defile, foul, sully

Definition: render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance.

Usage: The brewer is said to adulterate his beer

853). Laconic

Meaning: brief, terse, succinct, shot, economical, elliptical, crisp, pithy

Definition: (of a substance) made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product.

Usage: Synthetic rubber

854). Capricious

Meaning: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile

Definition: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour

Usage: A capricious and often brutal administration

855). Laudable

Meaning: estimable, of note, worthy, admirable, commendable, deserving, reputable

Definition: (of an action, idea, or aim) desewing praise and commendation

Usage: Laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized

856). Corroborate

Meaning: confinn, verify, endorse, ratify, validate, certify

Definition: confinn or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

Usage: The witness had courroborated the boy’s account of the attack

857). Desiccate

Meaning: dried, dried up, dry, powered

Definition: remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it

Usage: Desiccated coconut.

858). Pedant

Meaning: purist, fonnalist, doctrinaire, dogmatist

Definition: a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.

Usage: The royal palace (some pedants would say the ex-royal palace)

859). Engender

Meaning: Cause, create, generate, rouse, incite, provoke, kindle, trigger, effect

Definition: cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).

Usage: The issue engendered continuing controversy.

860). Gullible

Meaning: credulous, trustful, naive, innocent, unwary, simple

Definition: easily persuaded to believe something; credulous

Usage: An attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money.

861). Vacillate

Meaning: Dither, be indecisive, hesitate, oscillate, waver, teeter, temporize

Definition: waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive

Usage: I vacillated between teaching and journalism.

862). Mitigate

Meaning: reduce, diminish, lessen, weaken, lighten, damp, dull, appease, soothe, still, quell, quiet,

Definition: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.

Usage: Drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem

863). Propriety

Meaning: decorum, modesty, civility, courtesy, politeness

Definition: confonnity to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.

Usage: He always behaved with the utmost propriety

864). Volatile

Meaning: tense, strained, fraught, uneasy, charged, explosive, turbulent

Definition: liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse

Usage: The political situation was becoming more volatile

865). Malleable

Meaning: pliable, ductile, soft, workable

Definition: (of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.

Usage: A malleable metal can be beaten into a sheet

866). Ostentation

Meaning: showiness, show, showing offl

Definition: the pretentious or showy display of wealth and luxury, designed to impress

Usage: The office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation

867). Philanthropist

Meaning: benefactor, donor, backer, helper, patron

Definition: a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes

Usage: The trust was founded by an American philanthropist.

868). Enervate

Meaning: exhaust, tire, weary, drain, sap, weaken, enfeeble, indisposed

Definition: make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality

Usage: Enervating heat.

869). Eulogy

Meaning: Accolade, panegyric, paean, tribute

Definition: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a tribute to someone who has just died

Usage: A eulogy to the Queen Mother.

870). Garrulous

Meaning: talkative, voluble, long-winded, chatty, expansive

Definition: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters

Usage: A garrulous cab driver.

871). Extirpate

Meaning: Weed out, eradicate, stamp out, root out, eliminate, suppress

Definition: eradicate or destroy completely

Usage: Timber wolves were extirpated from New England more than a century ago.

872). Mirth

Meaning: merriment, high spirits, levity, revelry, fun, enjoyment, jollity

Definition: amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

Usage: His six-foot frame shook with mirth

873). Sagacious

Meaning: wise, clever, intelligent, knowledgeable, sensible

Definition: having or showing keen mental discemment and good judgement; wise or shrewd

Usage: They were sagacious enough to avoid any outright confrontation

874). Sabbatical

Meaning: furlough, leave of absence, recess, ime off, break, holiday, liberty, vacation

Definition: a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked

Usage: She‘s away on sabbatical

875). Seemly

Meaning: decorous, proper, becoming, fitting, suitable, apt

Definition: conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste; decorous

Usage: I felt it was not seemly to observe too closely.

876). Shrew

Meaning: Virago, dragon, vixen, cat, fishwife, witch, hellcat, she-devil

Definition: a bad-tempered or aggressively assertive woman.

Usage: The girls became shrews and harridans

877). Hegemony

Meaning: Leadership, dominance, dominion, supremacy, ascendancy, power, control, mastery

Definition: leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.

Usage: Germany was lmited under Prussian hegemony after 1871.

878). Sadistic

Meaning: callous, barbarous, bestial, vicious, bmtal, cruel, savage, cold-blooded, inhuman, ruthless, heartless

Definition: deriving pleasure from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others

Usage: She took a sadistic pleasure in tormenting him.

879). Facile

Meaning: simplistic, superficial, over simple, schematic, black and white

Deifinition: ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.

Usage: Facile generalizations.

880). Quack

Meaning: swindler, charlatan, rogue, villain, fraud, trickster

Definition: a person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.

Usage: A quack doctor.

881). Reckoning

Meaning: calculation, estimation, computation, working out, summation

Definition: the action or process of calculating or estimating something.

Usage: The sixth, or by another reckoning eleventh, Earl of Mar.

882). Preacher

Meaning: Minister (of religion), parson, clergyman, clergywoman, apostle, missionary, gospeller

Definition: a person who preaches, especially a minister of religion.

Usage: To preach the Truth to the face of Falsehood!

883). acquisition

Meaning: purchase, accession, addition, asset,

Definition: an asset or object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum.

Usage: The legacy will be used for new acquisitions.

884). Anxiety

Meaning: worry, concern, apprehension, fear, tension, suspence

Definition: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome

Usage: He felt a surge of anxiety.

885). Jeopardize

Meaning: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk

Definition: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure

Usage: A devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre.

886). Oppressive

Meaning: Harsh, cruel, repressive, tyrannical, autocratic, dictational

Definition: inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.

Usage: An oppressive dictatorship.

887). Deplorable

Meaning: disgraceful, shameful, unpardonable, unforgivable

Definition: deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.

Usage: Children living in deplorable conditions.

888). Contingent

Meaning: Chance, accidental, fortuitous, possible, unforeseen

Definition: subject to chance.

Usage: The contingent nature of the job.

889). Barricade

Meaning: Blockade, obstruct, closeup, bar, block off, fortify

Definition: block or defend with a barricade.

Usage: They barricaded the building and occupied it all night.

890). Reiterate

Meaning: repeat, say again, retell, iterate, harp on, dwell on

Definition: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

Usage: She reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support.

891). Authentic

Meaning: Genuine, original, real, actual, pukka, bona fide, ture, veritable

Definition: of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.

Usage: The letter is now accepted as an authentic document.

892). Predilection

Meaning: Liking, fondness, preference, partially, taste, penchant, weakness, leaning, bias, love

Definition: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.

Usage: Your predilection for pretty girls.

893). Devout

Meaning: pious, religious, devoted, dedicated, reverent, believing, godly

Definition: having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.

Usage: She was a devout Catholic

894). Inadvertently

Meaning: accidentally, by accident, unwittingly

Definition: without intention; accidentally

Usage: His name had been inadvertently omitted from the list.

895). Lunacy

Meaning: insanity, madness, mental illness, dementia, mania, frenzy

Definition: the state of being a lunatic; insanity (not in technical use).

Usage: It has been suggested that originality demands a degree of lunacy.

896). Reprimand

Meaning: rebuke, reproof, admonition, reproach, reproval, scolding

Definition: a formal expression of disapproval.

Usage: The golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules.

897). Endeavour

Meaning: try, attempt, venture, undertake, aspire, aim

Definition: try hard to do or achieve something.

Usage: He is endeavouring to help the Third World.

898). Blunt

Meaning: Not sharp, unsharpened, dull, Worn, edgeless

Definition: (of a cutting implement) not having a sharp edge or point.

Usage: A blunt knife.

899). Prerogative

Meaning: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage, due, birthright

Definition: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.

Usage: In some countries, higher education is predominantly the prerogative of the rich.

900). Sycophant

Meaning: toady, creep, crawler, fawner, flatterer, flunkey, truckler, groveller, minion,

Definition: a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.

Usage: My sister is a shallow sycophant who will flatter anyone for a free designer handbag.

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