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19 Cards in this Set

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arbitrary
adj - capricious; whimsical. 2 discretionary; based on subjective factors or random choice and not on objective principles
consternation
noun - dismay, alarm, anxiety or confusion
dictum
noun - 1 a formal or authoritative statement of opinion. 2 a popular saying or maxim
disparage
verb - to speak of someone or something with contempt
disparagement
noun - speaking of someone or something with contempt
ethereal
adj - 1 having an unreal lightness or delicateness; fairy-like. 2 heavenly or spiritual
exemplary
adj - 1 worth following as an example. 2 serving as an illustration or warning.
filibuster (n)
noun - the practice of making long speeches, often continuing for a number of hours, to delay the passing of laws
filibuster (v)
verb - to obstruct legislation by making long speeches
implicit
adj - implied or meant, although not stated directly
explicit
adj - stated or shown fully and clearly
incorrigible
adj - said of a person, behaviour or habit: not able to be improved, corrected or reformed, usually because the habit is too bad or too well established
mendacious
adj - lying, or likely to lie
mendacity
noun - 1 untruthfulness; the tendency to lie. 2 a lie or falsehood
obsequious
adj - submissively obedient; fawning
perturb
verb - to make someone anxious, agitated, worried, etc.
placate
verb - to pacify or appease
recapitulate
verb - to go over the chief points of (an argument, statement, etc) again
segregate
verb - to set apart or isolate