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1. Contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C

2. Understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement

3. Complete happiness; ADJ. blissful

4. Express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow

5. Foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal

6. Break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt

7. Formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report

8. Conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious

9. Explosion

10. Lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy

11. Lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned

12. Express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory

13. Small exclusive group of people

14. Windy

15. Hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.

16. Fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature

17. Crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train

18. Egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate

19. Morally upright; just

20. Unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child

21. Scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile

22. Suave; refined in manner; elegant

23. Depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude

24. Deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises

25. Hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet

26. Branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision

27. Clean; remove offensive parts of a book

28. Slander; disgrace; infamy

29. Tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings; Ex. pathos that runs through the novel

30. (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion

31. Silent; without speech; not pronounced; unable to speak; N: one who is incapable of speech; V: soften the sound - color - shade of

32. Act stupidly; play the fool; N.

33. Brother or sister

34. Bad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry

35. Fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action

36. Make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced

37. Release or discharge through a vent; express (esp. unfairly); utter; Ex. He vented his wrath on his family.

38. Range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken

39. Moving with the head leading; headlong

40. Terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things

41. Move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)

42. Something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring

43. Praising; full of eulogy

44. Renovate; make clean - bright - or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish

45. Not noticing; disregarding

46. Not shiny; matte; having a dull finish; N: flat piece of material used as a floor covering; V.

47. Mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth - power - or importance

48. Condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story

49. Subside or moderate

50. Not able to be perceived by touch; vague