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50 Cards in this Set

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extravagant exaggeration
Hyperbole
Desire to harm others or see them suffer; extreme ill will or spite
Malice
Inflow; a flowing in; a group arrival or incoming
Influx
A fals statement injurios to a persons reputation; defamation
Slander
A usually short interval of rest or relief; break, hiatus, abatment
Respite
To Pacify, quiet, or put down forcibly; appease, squelch, quench
Quell
To continually find fault or reais trivial objections; complain, quibble, carp
Cavil
To decorate; grace, clothe, ornament, beautify
Adorn
To hesitate or waver; to be indecisice or equivocate
Waffle
To toss back and forth; discuss lightly or banterinly; kick around
Bandy
To heighten the attractivness of by adding ornamental details; enhance, decorate
Embellish
To leave secretly and hide; flee, bolt
Abscond
Represented or appearing as such; professed, apparent
Ostensible
Having a thing consistancy or substance; flimsy, slight, thin
Tenuous
Of second importance; secondary; accessory, adjunct, subsidary
Ancillary
Capable of being handled, touched,or felt; tangible easily precieved
Palpable
Tending to postpone or delay; tardy, laggard
Dilatory
Impossible to penetrate or understand; impervious, dense, thick
Impenetrable
Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discouteously blunt
Brusque
Flushed with rosy color; ruddy very ornate, flowery, showy
Florid
Escessivly sparing or frugal; stingy, ungenerous
Parsimonious
Prone to outbursts of temper, easily angered; hotheaded
Irascible
Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomly talkative
Garrulous
Characterized by authorotative, arrogant assertion of unproved ideas
Dogmatic
Something conuincing, appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; valid, wighty, powerful
Cogent
Overbearing pride, presumption, or arrogance
Hubris
A place having much noise, confusion, and chaos
Bedlam
A state of uncertainty perplexity, or doubt; predicament, dilemma
Quandary
Arrogant or pompous speech or writing
Bombast
To strive to equal or excel, espeically through imitation
Emulate
To warn or scold; caution, reprove
Admonish
To cover with water; to overwhelm as if with flood
Inundate
To look or stare angrily or sullenly; glare
Glover
To condense or shorten; abbreviate, reduce
Abridge
Characterized by much sitting or litter exercise; inactive
Sedentary
Having many overlapping or intertwined parts; complex intricate, tangled
Convoluted
Stubbornly inflexible, hardened against feeling; obstinate, unyielding
Obdurate
Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings; profoundly moving; touching
Poignant
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy timid, reserved
Diffident
Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance; tacky, trashy, garish
Tawdry
Characterized by sedate dignity or prim self-restraint; grave, fixed, permanent
Staid
Having the quality or tendancy to pervade or permeate
Pervasive
Crafty, cunning, slick, tricky
Wily
Sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive, and passionate
Impetuous
Free fomr extremes; exercising moderation and self-restraint; mild
Temperate
Arrogant, pertentious, pr pompous
Bombastic
Characterized by a fever; feverish
Febrile
Unpleasant smelling; foul putrid, stinking, fetid
Malodorous
Containing or compirsed of dissimilar or opposing elements; different
Disparate
Arousing disgust or aversion; offensice or repulsive; ditestable
Repugnant