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  • 1.
    • to comply with or assent to passively, by one's lack of objection or opposition
  • 2.
    • cheerful readiness or willingness
    • briskness or liveliness
  • 3.
    • deviation from the norm
    • peculiar or unusual event or phenomenon
  • 4.
    • to pacify or make content
    • to concede to a beligerant demand in order to bring about peace
  • 5.
    • one who denies oneself life's material satisfactions and normal pleasures, usually as part of religious belief or discipline
  • 6.
    • commonplace
    • insipid
    • trite
  • 7.
    • any cause of ruin or destruction, lasting harm or injury, or woe
  • 8.
    • severe criticism, scolding, or default-finding
  • 9.
    • irritation marked by disappointment or humiliation
  • 10.
    • trickery or deception, usually used to gain an advantage or to evade
  • 11.
    • irascible
    • hotheaded
    • termpermental
  • 12.
    • crude
    • vulgar
    • peasantlike or rustic
  • 13.
    • nothing, zero, or null
    • a worthless person or thing
    • a distinctive emblem, monogram, or colophon
  • 14.
    • cautious
    • wary
    • leery
  • 15.
    • to use equal force against
  • 16.
    • gullible
    • ingenuous
    • believing easily
  • 17.
    • a person with a rude, irascible attitude
  • 18.
    • a political agitator and charismatic orator who appeals to emotions and prejudice
  • 19.
    • to express disapproval of
  • 20.
    • questionable
    • of doubtful quality or properity
  • 21.
    • a mystery or puzzle
    • a perplexing or baffling situation, occurrence, or person
  • 22.
    • lasting only a short time
    • short-lived
  • 23.
    • an inscription on a monument in memory of a dead person
  • 24.
    • scholarly
    • learned
  • 25.
    • to avoid or abstain from
  • 26.
    • practicable
    • suitable for a particular purpose
    • fitting for one's advantage or interest
  • 27.
    • to free or release from entanglement or engagement
  • 28.
    • funny
    • witty
    • frivolously comical
  • 29.
    • calm
    • peaceful
    • serene
  • 30.
    • a lengthy speech, especially a vehement, bombastic or chastising one
  • 31.
    • omen
    • anything that foreshaows a future event
  • 32.
    • chasm
    • a pause or break in a sequence
    • opening, aperture or gap
  • 33.
    • an obvious exaggeration, intentionally used for emphasis and not to be taken literally
  • 34.
    • charmingly simple and carefree (lifestyle)
  • 35.
    • insolent
    • ill-mannered
    • inappropriate under the circumstances
  • 36.
    • poor
    • impoverished
    • destitute
  • 37.
    • merciless
    • relentless
    • unyielding
  • 38.
    • intuder or trespasser
    • one who intrudes into the private affairs of others
  • 39.
    • unable to decide
  • 40.
    • commendable
    • praiseworthy
  • 41.
    • talkative
    • chatty
  • 42.
    • generous
    • noble or elevated in mind
  • 43.
    • a person who hates or distrusts humankind
  • 44.
    • of or pertaining to the world or to earthly concerns
  • 45.
    • vague and indistinct, without definite form
    • cloudy or hazy
  • 46.
    • to confuse
    • to muddle
    • to bewilder
  • 47.
    • cure-all
    • a universal remedy for all ills
  • 48.
    • to cater to the morally low desires of others
  • 49.
    • example
    • pattern
    • a model or standard
  • 50.
    • outcast
    • a person or thing generally rejected or despised
  • 51.
    • to look down on
    • to treat condesendingly
    • to talk down to
  • 52.
    • sluggish
    • indifferent, apathetic or unemotional
  • 53.
    • surplus
    • excess
    • overabundance
  • 54.
    • natural tendency, inclination, or bent
  • 55.
    • to convert (or to attempt to convert) another to a belief system, ideology or sect
  • 56.
    • an expert or authority
  • 57.
    • the pure and concentrated essence of a substance
  • 58.
    • unruly
    • resistant of authority
    • disobedient, rebellious
  • 59.
    • to go back on one's promise or word
    • to deny or renounce
  • 60.
    • prominent or conspicuous
    • notable or significant
  • 61.
    • to officially approve, authorize, or support
    • an action by a nation to force another nation into compliance with an agreement
  • 62.
    • disdainful in a haughty and arrogant way
  • 63.
    • unnecessary
    • adding nothing necessary or important
    • excess, or surplus
  • 64.
    • anger
    • resentment
    • sense of having been maligned or insulted
  • 65.
    • worthy of or commanding reverance, respect, or admiration, especially because of great age
  • 66.
    • reckless
    • unjustifiable
    • without regard for what is morally right

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66 Words Wise People Know

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2010-12-29
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