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20 Cards in this Set

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mediate
verb - to act as the agent seeking to reconcile the two sides in a disagreement
nullify
verb - to make something ineffective; to cancel it out
pedantic
adj - over-concerned with correctness
pedant
noun - someone who is over-concerned with correctness of detail, especially in academic matters
realism
noun - the tendency to consider, accept or deal with things as they really are
realistic
adj - 1 showing awareness or acceptance of things as they really are. 2 representing things as they actually are; lifelike
scurrilous
adj - indecently insulting or abusive, and unjustly damaging to the reputation
tirade
noun - a long angry speech, harangue or denunciation
virulent
adj - having a rapidly harmful effect, bitterly hostile; acrimonious.
wary
adj - alert, vigilant or cautious
apropos
adj - said of remarks: suitable or to the point
bombastic
adj - said of language, etc: sounding impressive but insincere or meaningless
compatible
adj - 1 able to associate or coexist agreeably. 2 consistent or congruous
incompatible
adj - not in agreement; inconsistent
connotation
noun - an idea, association or implication additional to the main idea or object expressed
connote
verb - 1 said of a word: to suggest, in addition to its literal meaning 2 to include as a condition; to imply
enhance
verb - to improve or increase the value, quality or intensity of something
envisage
verb - to picture something in the mind
epigram
noun - a witty or sarcastic saying
epigrammatic
adj - witty or sarcastic