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362 Cards in this Set

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* Abate
v. subside or moderate
adj. abnormal or deviant
* Abeyance
n. suspended action
* Abscond
v. depart secretly and hide
adj. sparing in eating and drinking, temperate
*anorexics abstain from food*
v. make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
v. gather; accumulate
*Alacrity [uh-lak-ri-tee]
n. cheerful promptness; eagerness
v. relieve
adj. unclear or doubtful in meaning
n. the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
v improve
n something or someone misplaced in time
adj. comparable
n. absence of governing body; state of disorder
adj abnormal; irregular
v. aversion; dislike
n. lack of caring; indifference
v. pacify
v. inform
n approval
v acquire; take possession of for one's own use
adj. hard; strenuous
adj. without guile; open and honest
adj. practicing self denial; austere
adj. diligent
v. ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
v make thinner; weaken or lessen (intensity, force, degree)
adj daring; bold
adj. forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented
adj. self-governing
v assert
adj. hawneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality
adj. kindly; doing good
v support; reinforce
adj pompous; using inflated language
adj rude; insensitive
v grow forth; send out buds
v. make very shiny by rubbing; polish
v. support; prop up
*Cacophonous [kuh-kof-uh-nuhs]
adj. discordant; inharmonious
*Capricious [kuh-prish-uhs]
adj. unpredictable; fickle
n. punishment; severe criticism
n. agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged; person or thing that causes action
adj. burning; sarcastically biting
*Chicanery [shi-key-nuh-ree]
n. trickery; deception
v. thicken; congeal; clot
n. concluding section of a musical or literary composition; something that rounds out, summarizes or concludes
adj. convincing
adj. corresponding in extent, degree, amount, etc.; proportionate
v brief, comprehensive summary
adj. trying to please; overly polite; obliging
adj. yielding; conforming to requirements
adj. reconciling; soothing
v. overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
v. confuse; puzzle
n person competent to act as a judge of art, etc; a lover of an art
n. claim; thesis
adj. quarrelsome
adj. penitent; remorseful
n. riddle; difficult problem
v. approach; tend to meet; come together
adj. coiled around; involved; intricate
adj. cowardly
v intimidate; frighten
n. propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners
n failure to act
n courteous regard for another's wish
v. portray; depict; sketch
v. blacken
v. ridicule; make fun of
adj. unoriginal; obtained form another source
v. dry up
adj. aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
n something that discourages; hindrance
n bitter scolding; invective
n split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
n. shyness
adj wordy; rambling; spread out (like a gas)
n. wandering away from the subject
n lament with music
v. correct a false impression; undeceive
adj. mentally quick and observant; having insight
adj. not harmonious; conflicting
v. defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
n difference; inconsistency
adj. separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts
adj. lacking genuine candor; ; insincere
adj unprejudiced; impartial; indifferent
adj lacking coherence; separated at the joints
v. eliminate form consideration; reject
v. belittle
adj. basically different; unrelated
v. disguise; pretend
v distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
n disintegration, looseness in morals
n discord; opposite of harmony
v. expand; swell out
adj unprejudiced
adj lacking coherence; separated at the joints
v. eliminate form consideration; reject
v. belittle
adj. basically different; unrelated
v. disguise; pretend
v distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
n disintegration, looseness in morals
n discord; opposite of harmony
v. expand; swell out
v. purify; refine; concentrate
v. vary; go in different directions from the same point
v. strip; deprive
v. provide written evidence
adj. opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
adj. sleeping; lethargic; latent
n someone easily fooled
adj. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
adj. selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
n. power to produce desired effect
n. impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuous
n poem or song expressing lamentation
v. draw out by discussion
v. adorn; ornament; enhance, as a story
adj. based in experience
v. imitate; rival
adj. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
v. weaken
v. cause; produce
v. increase; improve
adj. short-lived; fleeting
adj. tranquil; steady; uniform
v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
adj. learned; scholarly
v hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
n. expression of praise, often on the occasion of one's death
n. mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
v. worsen; embitter
v. clear form blame
n. urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention
N. projection, conjecture
adj. joking (often inappropriately; humorous
adj. false; misleading
adj. brainless; inane; foolish, yet smug
adj. trying to please by behaving obsequiously, flattering or cringing
adj. suitably expressed; well chosen
n. glowing ardor; intensity of feeling
v. droop; grow feeble
adj. inexperienced
v. reject; mock; show contempt for
v. stir up; instigate
v. prevent by taking action in advance
n. thrift; econommy
adj. useless; hopeless; ineffectual
v. deny
adj. loquacious; wordy; talkative
v. urge on
v. overcharge
adj. pompous; bombastic; using high sounding language
adj. sociable
adj. without deceit
adj. easily deceived
n. long, passionate and vehement speech
adj. of the same kind
n. exaggeration; overstatement
adj. attacking cherished traditions
n. worship of idols; excessive admiration
adj. unchangeable
v. injure; hurt
adj. without feeling; imperturbable; stoical
v. hinder; block
adj. impervious; not permitting passage through its substance
adj. Calm; placid
adj. impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
adj. incapable of being pacified
adj. understood but not stated
adj. burst inward
adj. unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
*Inchoate [in-koh-it]
adj. recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
n. lack of harmony; absurdity
adj. insignificant; unimportant
v. introduce something new into a larger whole; combine; unite
adj. uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
n. poverty
adj. lazy
adj. inactive; lacking power to move
adj. naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
adj. firmly established by nature or habit
adj. harmless
adj. unconscious; unresponsive
v. hint; imply
adj. lacking in flavor; dull
n narrow-mindedness; isolation
adj. stubborn; unyielding; unruly
n. refusal of any compromise; stubbornness
v. overwhelm; flood; submerge
adj. hardened; accustomed
n. abuse
adj. irritable; easily angered
adj. weak; uncertain how to act
n. plan of a trip
adj. brief and to the point
n. languor, weariness
adj. undeveloped potential; dormant; hidden
*the ugly duckling*
v. praise
adj. drowsy; dull
n. earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
n. frivolity;lack of seriousness or steadiness
n. record of a voyage, flight or daily activities
adj talkative
adj. clear; intelligible; easily understood
adj. shining; giving light
n. generosity
n. one who feigns illness to escape duty
n. impressionable; able to be shaped by pounding (as with soft metals)
n. rebel; nonconformist
adj. lying; habitually dishonest
n. change of form
adj. excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous
n one who hates mankind
v. lessen in intensity; moderate; appease
v soothe
adj. ill-humored; sullen; melancholy
adj. worldly vs spiritual; everyday
v. cancel out; nullify; deny
n beginner, recent convert
adj. stubborn
*Obsequious [uhb-see-kwee-uhs]
adj. slavishly attentive;servile;sycophantic; fawning; dutiful
*Obviate [ob-vee-eyt]
v. make unnecessary; get rid of
v. shut; close
adj. meddlesome; pushy in offering one's services
adj. burdensome
n. infamy; villification
v. vibrate pendulum-like; waver
adj. showy; pretentious

*Ostriches feathers*
n. model of perfection
adj. one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party
adj. pertaining to disease
n. scarcity
adj. showing of learning; bookish
n. strong inclination; liking
n. severe poverty
n. something longlasting
adj. treacherous; disloyal
adj. superficial; not thorough
adj. penetrable; porous
adj. spread throughout
adj. calm; not easily disturbed
n. devoutness; reverence for God
v. pacify; conciliate
n. ability to be molded
n. trite remark; commonplace statement
n. excess; overabundance
v. fall sharply
adj. full of pores; like a sieve
adj. practical (as opposed to idealistic)
n introductory statement
adj. uncertain; risky
1- adj. rash; premature, hasty; sudden
2- v. throw headlong; hasten
n. forerunner
adj. arrogant; taking liberties
v. lie (as in to tell a)
adj. primitive; unspoiled; characteristic of earlier times
n. uprightness; incorruptability
adj. doubtful; unsettled; questionable
adj. wasteful; reckless with money
adj. deep; not superficial; complete
adj. tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; preventative
v. grow rapidly; spread; multiply
n. natural inclination
v. appease
n. fitness; correct conduct
v. ostracize; banish; outlaw
adj. stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic
adj. limited; restricted
n. minor objection or complaint
adj. at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
adj. made less dense (of a gas)
adj. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
v disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement
n hermit; loner
adj. abstruse; profound; secret
adj. stubborn; unmanageable
v disprove
v banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
v. express disapproval or disappointment
n. person hardened in sin; devoid of a sense of decency
v disown; disavow
v. cancel
n. determination
n. determination
adj. reserved
adj. respectful; worshipful

*a reverend is respected*
n. a person viewed as wise
adj. healthful
*Salad is healthy*
v approve
v. satisfy
v. soak thoroughly
v enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell or quality
v. hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism
n. fragment, generally of pottery
n. doubter; person who suspends judgment until there is evidence to support it
adj. worried; concerned
*Soporific [sop-uh-rif-ik]
adj. sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
adj. seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
n. colored band produced when light passes through a prism
adj. occurring irregularly
n. token of disgrace; brand
v. make express conditions; specify
adj. dull; impassive
adj. marked with parallel bands; grooved
n. supporting bar; pompous walk
n. writ summoning a witness to appear
v. settle down; descend; grow quiet
v. establish by evidence; verify; support
v. cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete
n. hypothesis
adj. understood; not put into words
adj. thin; rare; slim
n. extended scolding; denunciation, harangue
n. lethargy; sluggishness
adj. winding; full of curves
adj. docile;easily managed
n. violation of a law; sin
n. aggressiveness; ferocity
v. waver; fluctuate
v. revere
adj. truthful
adj. wordy
adj. practical and workable; capable of maintaining life
adj. sticky; gluey
*Vituperative [vahy-too-per-uh-tiv]
adj. abusive; scolding
adj. changeable; explosive; evaporating rapidly
adj. justified, authorized
adj. very cautious
n. turmoil; bewildering jumble
n. capricious, fanciful
n. fanatic; overzealous person
v. combine; unite in one body
A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.
N. Split
N. Abyss
Adj. Bitter in words or manner
Adj- Secret, mysterious, known only to the initiated
-A benefit bestowed, especially one
bestowed in response to a request.

-A timely blessing or benefit:
adj. Crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.
N Harmony, agreement
Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.
Adj. Deserving blame
V. Avoid
Adj. Liable to err
N. Complicated situation, painful or complex misunderstanding, entanglement, confused mass (as of papers)
Adj. Without money
Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.
Adj. Dying
N. Short, simple story teaching a moral
V. Foretell, presage
N Person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant etc
An act showing respect, especially a bow or curtsy.
Muddy, having the sediment disturbed
Adj. Deserving high respect
N Trace, remains
-Of, relating to, or constituting a vestige

Biology Occurring or persisting as a rudimentary or degenerate structure.