All terms in this list:
abyss: A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
aesthetic: Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.
advocate: To argue for someone else.
abate: To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
abstain: Refrain from (something); hold one's self aloof; to forbear or keep from doing, especially an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from.
adulterate: To corrupt.
abscond: To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :
aggrandize: To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
alleviate: To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.
amalgamate: To merge, to combine, to blend, to join.
ambiguous: Vague and unclear.
ameliorate: To make better, to improve; to heal; to solve a problem.
anachronism: A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time or period of time.
analogous: Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion;—often followed by to.
anomaly: Something or someone that is strange or unusual.
antagonize: To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.
antipathy: Contrariety or opposition in feeling; settled aversion or dislike; repugnance; distaste.
apathy: Complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.
arbitrate: To make a judgment (on a dispute) as an arbitrator or arbiter
archaic: Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated, as an archaic word or phrase.
ardor: great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion
articulate: To speak clearly; to enunciate.
assuage: To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).
attenuate: To reduce in size, force, value, amount, or degree
audacious: Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
austere: Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
banal: Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.
bolster: To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
bombastic: Pompous or overly wordy.
cacophony: A mix of discordant sounds; dissonance.
candid: Straightforward, open and sincere.
capricious: Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim
castigate: To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.
catalyst: A substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process.
caustic: sharp, bitter, cutting, biting, sarcastic
chaos: Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
chauvinist: someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
chicanery: Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge.
cogent: Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.
condone: To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).
convoluted: Complex, intricate or complicated.
corroborate: To confirm, strengthen or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch.
credulous: Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.
crescendo: A gradual increase of anything, especially to a dramatic climax.