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31 Augexacerbate
  • To render more severe, violent, or bitter; to irritate; to aggravate; to make worse.

30 Augproclivity
  • A natural inclination; predisposition.

29 Augbootless
  • Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.

28 Augdotage
  • Feebleness of mind due to old age; senility.

27 Augputative
  • Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed.

26 Auginexorable
  • Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless.

25 Auggauche
  • Lacking social polish; tactless; awkward; clumsy.

24 Augab ovo
  • From the beginning.

23 Augidyll
  • 1. A simple descriptive work, either in poetry or prose, dealing with simple, rustic life; pastoral scenes; and the like.
    2. A narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme.
    3. A lighthearted carefree episode or experience.
    4. A romantic interlude.

22 Augturgid
  • 1. Swollen, bloated, puffed up; as, "a turgid limb."
    2. Swelling in style or language; bombastic, pompous; as, "a turgid style of speaking."

21 Augperipatetic
  • 1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
    2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.

    1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
    2. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

20 Augcongeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.

19 Augagrestic
  • Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic.

18 Augobfuscate
  • 1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
    2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
    3. To confuse or bewilder.

17 Augcopse
  • A thicket or grove of small trees.

16 Augharangue
  • 1. A speech addressed to a large public assembly.
    2. A noisy or pompous speech; a rant.

    transitive verb:
    1. To deliver a harangue to; to address by a harangue.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To make a harangue; to declaim.

15 Augapocryphal
  • 1. (Bible) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.
    2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority or authenticity; equivocal; fictitious; spurious; false.

14 Augfillip
  • 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
    2. Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
    3. A trivial addition; an embellishment.

    transitive verb:
    1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
    2. To snap; to project quickly.
    3. To urge on; to provide a stimulus, by or as if by a fillip.

13 Augostracize
  • 1. To banish or expel from a community or group; to cast out from social, political, or private favor.
    2. [Greek Antiquity] To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.

12 Augprevaricate
  • To depart from or evade the truth; to speak with equivocation.

11 Augwan
  • 1. Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
    2. Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
    3. Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.

10 Augfebrile
  • Of or pertaining to fever; indicating fever or derived from it; feverish.

9 Augcontemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.

8 Augvirtu
  • 1. love of or taste for fine objects of art.
    2. Productions of art (especially fine antiques).
    3. Artistic quality.

7 Auginveterate
  • 1. Firmly established by long persistence; deep-rooted; of long standing.
    2. Fixed in habit by long persistence; confirmed; habitual.

6 Augrapport
  • A relation, especially one characterized by sympathetic understanding, emotional affinity, or mutual trust.

5 Augcrabwise
  • 1. Sideways.
    2. In a cautiously indirect manner.

4 Augsolicitous
  • 1. Manifesting or expressing care or concern.
    2. Full of anxiety or concern; apprehensive.
    3. Extremely careful; meticulous.
    4. Full of desire; eager.

3 Augfelicitous
  • 1. Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt.
    2. Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune.

2 Augperfidy
  • The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow; faithlessness; treachery.

1 Augancillary
  • 1. Subordinate; subsidiary.
    2. Auxiliary; helping.

    1. Something that is subordinate to something else.

31 Julken
  • 1. Perception; understanding; knowledge.
    2. The range of vision.
    3. View; sight.

30 Julqua
  • In the capacity or character of; as.

29 Julobstreperous
  • 1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant; unruly.
    2. Noisy, clamorous, or boisterous.

28 Julexemplar
  • 1. A model or pattern to be copied or imitated.
    2. A typical or standard specimen.
    3. An ideal model or type.
    4. A copy of a book or text.

27 Jultchotchke
  • A trinket; a knickknack.

26 Julfacile
  • 1. Easily done or performed; not difficult.
    2. Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; as, "too facile a solution for so complex a problem."
    3. Ready; quick; expert; as, "he is facile in expedients"; "he wields a facile pen."

25 Jullascivious
  • 1. Lewd; lustful.
    2. Tending to arouse sexual desires.

24 Julextraneous
  • 1. Coming from or existing on the outside.
    2. Introduced from an outside source.
    3. Not essential or intrinsic; foreign.
    4. Not pertinent to the matter at hand; irrelevant.

23 Julconcinnity
  • 1. Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other.
    2. Studied elegance of design or arrangement -- used chiefly of literary style.
    3. An instance of concinnity.

22 Julhypnagogic
  • Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.

21 Julperorate
  • 1. To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
    2. To speak or expound at length; to declaim.

20 Julbraggadocio
  • 1. A braggart.
    2. Empty boasting.
    3. A swaggering, cocky manner.

19 Juldeprecate
  • 1. [Archaic] To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer.
    2. To disapprove of strongly.
    3. To belittle; to depreciate.

18 Julgambol
  • 1. To dance and skip about in play; to frolic.

    1. A skipping or leaping about in frolic.

17 Julprivation
  • 1. An act or instance of depriving.
    2. The state of being deprived of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need.

16 Jultutelary
  • Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, "tutelary goddesses."

15 Julbloviate
  • To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

14 Julindomitable
  • Incapable of being subdued or overcome; unconquerable.

13 Julrecalcitrant
  • Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority or restraint.

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