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165 Cards in this Set

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conjecture
infer on basis of insufficent data
conjugal
pertaining marriage
connivance
pretense of ignorance or wrong
connubial
pertaining to marriage
consanguinity
kinship
consequential
pompous
consign
deliver officially
consonance
harmony
consummate
adj. wholly without flaw
contagion
infection
contiguous
adjacent to
continence
self-restraint
contingent
dependent on
contravene
v contradict
controvort
v. oppose with argument
contumacious
disobidient
conversant
familiar with
convex
curving outward
convivial
festive, gay
copious
plentiful
coquette
N. flirt
cordon
extended line of fortification
cornice
projected molding on building
corporeal
adj. bodily, material
corpulent
very fat
corrugated
ridged
coterie
group that meets socially
contenance
V. approve, tolerate
N. face
cow
V. terrorize
coy
shy, modest
cozen
V. cheat
craven
cowardly
credulity
N. belief on slight evidence, gullibility
crone
N. hag
crotchy
eccentric, whimsical
crux
N. essential point
cull
v. pick out
culpable
deserving blame
culvert
artificial channel for water
cumbersome
heavy
cupidity
N. greed
curmudgeon
N. churlism, miserly individual
cynosure
N. object of general attention
deadpan
adj impassive
dearth
scarcity
debilitate
weaken
debonair
suave, urban
debutante
N. young women formal entrence
decadence
deacy
deciduous
adj. falling of
decollete
having a low cut neckline
defer
give in respectifully
deign
condescend, stoop
deliniate
portray, scetch
delve
v. dig investigate
demotic
pertaining to people
denouement
N. outcome
denigrate
blacken
deride
V. redicule
derivative
adj. unoriginal
descry
v. catch sight of
desiccate
v. dry up
desolate
v. rob of joy
desultory
aimless, haphazard
diadem
n. crown
diaphanous
sheer, transparent
diatribe
bitter scolding
dictum
N. authorirative and weighty statement
diffidence
N shyness
diffuse
wordy
dimuinution
N. lessoning
dinghy
N. Small boat
dint
N. means, effort
disabuse
correct a false impression
discursive
digressing, rambling
discerning
mentally quick and observent
discrete
adj. seperate, unconnected
disheveled
adj. untidy
disingeneous
lacking candor, insincere
disinter
v. dig up
disinterested
unprejusticed
dissemble
V. disguise, pretend
disparage
v. belittle
disparate
adj unrelated
disport
v. amuse
disputatious
adj argumentative
disquietude
N uneasyness
disquisition
formal systematic inquiry
dissolution
disintegration, looseness in morals
distend
v.expand, swell out
dissimulate
v. pretend, conceal by feigning
distill
v. purify
distrait
inattentive
diurnal
daily
divest
v. strip deprive
docket
program as for trial
doleful
mournful
dolt
stupid person
dormer
window projecting from roof
dowdy
slovenly, untidy
droll
queer and amusing
dross
waste matter, worthless impurities
dulcet
sweet sounding
duplicity
N. double dealing
dyspeptic
adj suffering from indigestion
eclectic
selective
ebullient
showing excitement
edify
v. instruct, correct morally
effervescence
inner excitement of exuberance
effete
lacking vigor, worn out
effigy
N. dumby The mob showed its irritation by hanging the judge in effigy.
effluvium
noxious smell
effrontry
shameless boldness, inpudence
egregious
notroious, back
eellipsis
omission of words from text
elucidate
v. explain, enlightened
elysian
relating to paradise
emaciated
thin and wasted
embed
v enclose, place in something
emollient
soothing or softening remedy
encomium
high praise
encomiastic
prasing
enervate
v. weaken
enjoin
command, order, forbid
ennui
N. boredom
ensconce
v. settle confortabl
entomology
study of insects
entree
entrance
epicure
conoisseur of food and drink
epigram
witty throught or saying
equable
unifrom, steady
equitable
fair, impartial
equivocate
v. lie, mislead
eschew
v. avoid
esoteric
hard to understand
estimable
admirable
etheral
light, heavenly
ethnology
study of human kind
etymology
study of word parts
eugenic
improvement of race
euphony
sweet sound
evocative
evoke
tending to call up (emotions, memories)
exculpate
v. clear from blaim
culprit
execrate
v. curse, express adhorrence for
exigency
urgent situation
exiguous
small, minute
exonerate
exculpate, aquit
expatiate
talk at length
expatriate
N exile
expiate
make ammends for
discerning
mentally quick and observent
discrete
adj. seperate, unconnected
disheveled
adj. untidy
disingeneous
lacking candor, insincere
disinter
v. dig up
disinterested
unprejusticed
dissemble
V. disguise, pretend
disparage
v. belittle
disparate
adj unrelated
disport
v. amuse
disputatious
adj argumentative
disquietude
N uneasyness
disquisition
formal systematic inquiry
dissolution
disintegration, looseness in morals
distend
v.expand, swell out