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36 Cards in this Set

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cryptic
enigmatic; mysterious
nebulous
vague; indefinite
esoteric
difficult to understand
desultory
aimless; prone to random digressions
digress
to go off topic
candor
honesty; straightforwardness
affect
to put on airs; to behave unnaturally
veracity
truthfulness
apocryphal
of doubtful authenticity
forthright
honest; straightforward
disingenuous
insincere; crafty
prevaricate
to lie
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true
facade
outward appearance; a false front
satire
a mocking literary or dramatic work
curator
the individual in charge of a museum
malapropism
the outrageous misuse of a word
levity
a lack of seriousness
epic
a poem celebrating a hero's life
dilettante
one who dabbles in art
lampoon
to make fun of
reprehensible
worthy of blame or censure
culpable
deserving blame
indefatigable
untiring
spartan
full of self-discipline
conform
to do what one is expected to do
iconoclast
one who challenges tradition
heresy
opinion or action that violates traditional belief
renegade
an outlaw
heretic
one who dissents
apostasy
abandonment of belief
boorish
crude, barbaric
irreverence
disrespect
truculent
cruel and aggressive
glacial
having a cold personality
rebuff
to refuse in an abrupt or rude manner