judidadu's version from 2015-09-13 13:36


huddle - crowd together, have a private discussion; cower
consort - keep company with; spouse(husband or wife) of a monarch
E.g., consorting with the enemy


wacky - funny in a crazy way
fiction :-
1) literary work based on the imagination
2) a deliberate lie or untruth - a fabrication, a fable
fable' - a short moral story or a mythical story
fabled - famous or legendary through stories


conclave - a confidential or secret meeting
expunge - remove or get rid of something [ (not) expurgate - censor ]


alimony - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
codicils - a supplement to a will


panacea{ 'pan' - all(as in panaroma) + 'aches' - cure} , elixir - hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases


stutter(not sputter), stammer - speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
aggrade - build up to a level by depositing sediment
degrade' - reduce the level of land, as by erosion


{ "legare" - send }
Relegate - send someone down in rank
Delegate - send someone in your place to complete a task


efflorescence, florescence - the process of flowering; the process of developing richly and fully
{ Rem:- flora - flower }
efflorescence' - assume crystalline form; become crystallized


cede, concede - give over; surrender or accept defeat (to yield)
recede - pull back or retreat (yield back)


sundry - various kinds, several
secede - leave an organization of states
titter - laugh nervously


requisition - an authoritative request or demand [Rem:- request]
indispensable - absolutely necessary
requisite - formal or fancy word for indispensable [Rem:- require]
quarry - animal hunted or caught for food; surface excavation for extracting stone
{ cor - heart }


atrium - open-roofed hall or court; cavities of heart
mansion - a large impressive house
pandemonium[Rem:- demon] - situation in which there is lot of noise, activity due to fear
demise - the time when something ends (not only used for death)


alibi - evidence that proves your innocence
devour - eat greedily; to enjoy avidly; destroy completely
insurrection - a violent uprising against an authority or government


{ conciliare - ‘bring together’ }
reconciliation - the reestablishing of cordial relations
reconcile :-
restore friendly relations
make or show to be compatible
make someone accept (a disagreeable or unwelcome thing)


cadence - rhythm
gust - strong, short burst of wind; a sudden, strong expression of emotion
squall - utter a sudden loud cry; sudden violent winds


sanguin - blood
sanguine, sanguinity - confidently optimistic and cheerful; a blood-red color; healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life(florid)
florid - elaborately ornamented; associated with a healthy reddish color
sanguinary, sanguineous - accompanied by bloodshed
consanguinity, cognate - related by blood
cognate' - a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
Eg:- gratitude in English means the same as gratitud in Spanish


trifle :-
something of small value or importance; a small amount of something
treat without seriousness
a kind of dessert
piddling, fiddling, petty' - (informal) small and of little importance
petty - contemptibly narrow in outlook
nugatory - of no value or importance; useless or futile


piddle - urinate
fiddle :-
a violin
mess or play around with
commit fraud and steal from one's employer


Hoarder - a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
Miser, Tightwad - stingy hoarder of money and possessions
stingy - unwilling to spend; small in size or amount
niggard - a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
Parsimonious, penurious' - "extremely" unwilling to spend
Niggardly, grudging - petty or reluctant in giving or spending
Tightfisted, closefisted - unwilling to part with money


hideous - extremely unpleasant or ugly
Thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources
Frugal, stinting, economical - Spend economically w.r.t food, money


monotonous - spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; dull, tedious, and repetitious
rabid - having strong feelings about something and acting in an unacceptable way; affected with rabies
renege - to break a promise or an agreement


pretense, simulation', feigning - the act of giving a false appearance [ pretending ]
pretense' - a claim to have a particular skill or quality
dissimulation, dissembling - the act of deceiving(act of faking your true feelings)
Eg:- If you act like you're sorry you ate the last cookie, but you're secretly happy about it, you're dissembling
affectation(not affection) - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
masquerade - pretend to be someone that you are not; a party of guests wearing costumes and masks { maschera - mask }
Eg:- masquerade ball at the carnival of venice


specious - appearing to be true but actually false
semblance - outward appearance of something that is deliberately misleading
Eg:- a person or place has the "semblance of order," when, underneath, everything is out of control
camouflage - concealment through disguise
disguise - change appearance in order to conceal one's identity
verisimilitude - something appears to be true or real, but may not be


Perpetual, eternal - Continue indefinitely
interminable, eternal' - tiresomely long; seemingly without end


Forlorn - abandoned, lonely
vapid - lacking liveliness


careen, swag' - move sideways or in an unsteady way
Eg:- You may feel like a ship out of control if you careen madly through a crowd


manifest - reveal its presence or make an appearance; show something by one's behavior, attitude or external attributes


elusive - difficult to grasp or describe; hard to find, pin down, or remember
demeanor - the way a person behaves toward other people


{ arkhos - ‘chief, ruler’ }
anarchy - a state of lawlessness and disorder
{ kratos - power }
autocrat, monoarch - a ruler who has absolute power
bureaucrat - administrative official who works for the government
Sovereign as an adjective can be used to indicate the ultimate power of a state, whether a monarchy or not


throng, cram - densely packed crowd; fill to the point of overflowing
impunity - exemption from punishment
E.g., If someone has committed a punishable offense but does not have to fear punishment, he does it with impunity
parlous, perilous - fraught with danger
fraught - filled with something often bad; situation filled with distress


upshot - final conclusion
canvas - a fabric used for tents, sails and by artists


expatriate [ ex + patria(country) ], exile - someone who lives in another country by choice; expel from a country [Antonym:- repatriate]
upstart - young and insolent
Decalogue - ten commandments


floating marker used in the sea
keep (someone or something) afloat
make (someone) cheerful and confident
{khromos - light} as in monochrome


sensual - physically pleasing
hedonistic, epicurean - devoted to pleasure (especially of good food and drink)
sybaritic, epicurean', voluptuary, voluptuous - displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
voluptuous' - Having curvy ...