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51 Cards in this Set

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inadvertent
careless; unintentional
volatile
unstable, changeable
traumatic
causing a vilent injury
concussion
mild brain injury
circumlocutory
being too long, indirect way of expressing sth
ungainly
awkward, lacking grace
progeny
offspirngs
digress
to stray from the subject
wanton
unruly, excessive, unrestrained
inert
not chemically reactive; inactive
feasible
reasonable; practical
incessant
constant; continue; unceasing
unceasing
never stopping
cease
stop sth
heresy
opinion contrary to popular or religious belief
realm
an area
sporadic
rarely occurring, not epidemic, intermittent
abstinence
restraint from indulging a desire for sth; self-control
obligatory
mandatory; necessary; legally or morally binding
allusion
an indirect reference
abstemious
not indulging in excessive eating or drinking
soliloquy
talking when alone (usually on stage)
indolent
lazy
heed
paying serious attention to a warning or advice
dogmatic
expressing rigid opinions; related to religious beliefs
contest
1. competition. 2. to challenge
muse
to think or speak meditatively
illuminate
1. shine light on sb or sth. 2. to clarify sth
rarefy
to make less dense, refined
recluse
solitary person, or a solitary lifestyle
relinquish
cede sth; to abondon; to let go
hedonism
seeking of pleasure
exonerate
free sb from blame or obligation
obligation
duty b/c of legal or moral
plaintive
sad or mournful
unequivocal
clear, definite
panegyric
high praise
prevaricate
to speak equivocally or evasive
diffuse
spread out; verbose, wordy, not focused
monologue
long speech by one actor
incisive
to be acute or penetrating
pallid
pale, colorless; sallow
tenacious
persistently holding to sth
ostentatious
extravagantly showy
grandiose
magnificent; flamboyant (showy)
frugality
thirft
erratic
irregular; unpredictable
disputatious
argumentative; inclined to disputes
copious
full of information
caustic
sarcastic
hindrance
obstacle, sth in way