1. aberration - n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
2. impious - adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
3. rudimentary - adj. Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development.
4. redolent adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
5. quandary n. A puzzling predicament.
6. opportunist n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.
7. admonition n. Gentle reproof.
8. geniality n. Warmth and kindliness of disposition. 9. interpolation n. Verbal interference.
10. privy adj. - Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
11. remunerate v. - To pay or pay for.
12. wantonness n. - Recklessness.
13. rigmarole n. Nonsense.
14. usurp v. To take possession of by force.
15.epiphany n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity OR a sudden enlightenment.
16. abeyance n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction
17. plutocracy n. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
18. reciprocal adj. Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
19. denouement n. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
20. consummate v. To bring to completion.

CYCLE 2 1. adjuration n. A vehement appeal
2. altruism n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest
3. ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
4. amalgamate v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body
5. amorphous adj. Without determinate shape
6. anathema n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage
7. archetype n. A prototype, a general form or type
8. austere adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
9. autocrat n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
10. beseech v. To implore.
11. bungle v. To execute clumsily.
12. bustle v. To hurry.
13. cajole v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
14. caustic adj. Sarcastic and severe.
15. cognizant adj. Taking notice.
16. cosmogony n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
17. absolution n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses
18. acumen n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination
19. covenant n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
20. cynosure n. That to which general interest or attention is directed.

1. deify v. To regard or worship as a god.
2. dexterity n. readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
3. diaphanous adj. Transparent.
4. dissipate v. To disperse or disappear.
5. docile adj. Easy to manage.
6. duplicity n. Double-dealing.
7. edify v. To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
8. efficacious adj. Effective.
9. equanimity n. Evenness of mind or temper.
10. eschew v. To keep clear of.
11. euphonious adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
12. exacerbate v. To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
13. exorbitant adj. Going beyond usual and proper limits.
14. expedite v. To hasten the movement or progress of.
15. extemporaneous adj. Done or made without much or any preparation.
16. fealty n. Loyalty.
17. flippant adj. Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
18. freemason n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
19. futile adj. Of no avail or effect.
20. galvanize v. To imbue with life or animation.

1. imbroglio n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
2. impetuous adj. Impulsive.
3. innocuous adj. Harmless.
4. insipid adj. Tasteless.
5. insurrection n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.
6. iridescence n. A many-colored appearance.
7. itinerary n. A detailed account or diary of a journey.
8. jargon n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
9. loquacious adj. Talkative.
10. maudlin adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
11. languid adj. Relaxed.
12. mellifluous adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
13. mendacious adj. Untrue.
14. metonymy n. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
15. multiform adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
16. mystic n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
17. necropolis n. A city of the dead.
18. neophyte adj. Having the character of a beginner.
19. nimble adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
20. nominal adj. Trivial.

1. prosaic adj. Unimaginative.
2. rampant adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
3. rationalism n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
4. rebuff n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection of advances or approaches.
5. prescient adj. Foreknowing.
6. primeval adj. Belonging to the first ages.
7. progeny n. Offspring.
8. proviso n. A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.
9. papacy n. The official head of the Roman Catholic Church.
10. pastoral adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
11. physiognomy n. The external appearance merely.
12. polemics n. The art of controversy or disputation.
13. pedigree n. One's line of ancestors.
14. peevish adj. Petulant. (irritable)
15. perfidy n. Treachery.
16. perspicuous adj. Lucid.

17. ostracize v. To exclude from public or private favor.
18. palatial adj. Magnificent.
19. paragon n. A model of excellence.
20. Pariah n. A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.