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21 Cards in this Set

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acquisitive
ADJECTIVE
1) able to get and to retain ideas or information
2) concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate
VERB
1) to claim or to take without right
banal
ADJECTIVE
1) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
belabor
VERB
1) to work on excessively
2) to thrash soundly
carping
ADJECTIVE, NOUN
1) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
2) petty, nagging criticism
coherent
ADJECTIVE
1) holding or sticking together: making a logical whole: comprenhensible, meaningful
congeal
VERB
1) to change from liquid to solid, thicken
2) to make inflexible or rigid
emulate
VERB
1) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium
NOUN
1) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
excoriation
NOUN
1) a strong denunciation
2) the act or state of stripping or wearing off the skin
germane
ADJECTIVE
1) relevant, appropriate, apropos
insatiable
ADJECTIVE
1) so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
intransigent
ADJECTIVE
1) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
invidious
ADJECTIVE
1) offensive, hateful, tending to cause bitterness and resentment
largesse
NOUN
1) generosity in giving
2) lavish or bountiful contributions
ramify
VERB
1) to divide and spread out like branches, to separate into divisions
reconnaissance
NOUN
1) a survey made for military purposes, any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
substantiate
VERB
1) to establish by evidence, prove: to give concrete or substantial form to
taciturn
ADJECTIVE
1) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
temporize
VERB
1) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision
2) to compromise
tenable
ADJECTIVE
1) capable of being held or defended