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82 Cards in this Set

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abate
v. subside or moderate
abstruse
adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand
acquiesce
v. assent; agree without protesting
adherent
n. supporter; follower
adroit
adj. skillful; nimble
affable
adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly
apocryphal
adj. untrue; made up
apprehension
n. fear; discernment; capture
arable
adj. fit for growing crops
ardor
n. heat; passion; zeal
atrophy
v. waste away
aversion
n. firm dislike
banal
adj. hackneyed; commonplace; trite
bane
n. cause of ruin
belligerent
adj. quarrelsome
bequeath
v. leave to someone by a will; hand down
bolster
v. support; reinforce
brawn
n. muscular strength; sturdiness
buttress
v. support; prop up
candor
n. frankness
charlatan
n. quack; pretender to knowledge
clemency
n. disposition to be lenient; mildness, as of the weather
concede
v. admit; yield
contagion
n. infection
debilitate
v. weaken; enfeeble
deference
n. courteous regard for another's wish
deplore
v. regret strongly; express grief over
despot
n. tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler
discursive
adj. digressing; rambling
ebb
v. recede; lessen
effervescent
adj. exuberant; bubly and excited
enervate
v. weaken
engender
v. cause; produce
enmity
n. ill will; hatred
epicure
n. connoisseur of food and drink
episodic
adj. loosely connected; divided into incidents; occurring at intervals
equanimity
n. calmness of temperament; composure
epouse
v. adopt; support
exalt
v. raise in rank or dignity; praise
expedite
v. hasten
feasible
adj. practical
fickle
adj. changeable; faithless
flippant
adj. lacking proper seriousness
florid
adj. ruddy; reddish; flowery
foolhardy
adj. rash
forestall
v. prevent by taking action in advance
forsake
v. desert; abandon; renounce
galvanize
v. stimulate by shock; stir up; revitalize
germane
adj. pertinent; beauring upon case at hand
glib
adj. fluent; facile; slick
gratuitous
adj. given freely; unwarranted; unprovoked
hallowed
adj. blessed; consecrated
heterodox
adj. unorthodox, unconventional
heyday
n. time of greatest sucess; prime
hone
v. sharpen
iconoclast
n. one who attacks cherished traditions
ignominy
n. deep disgrace; shame or dishonor
illusory
adj. deceptive; not real
immaculate
adj. spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
impassive
adj. without feeling; imperturbable; stoical
impecunious
adj. without money
impel
v. drive or force onward
impervious
adj. impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
impetuous
adj. violent; hasty; rash
impudence
n. impertinence; insolence; marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others
inadvertently
adj. by oversight; carelessly or unintentionallyl
incense
v. enrage; infuriate
incessant
adj. uninterrupted, unceasing
incisive
adj. cutting; sharp
inconsequential
adj. insignificant; unimportant
incontrovertible
adj. indisputable; not open to question
indiscriminate
adj. choosing at random; confused
indolent
adj. lazy
indomitable
adj. unconquerable; unyielding
indubitable
adj. unable to be doubted; unquestionable
inert
adj. inactive; lacking power to move
inexorable
adj. relentless; unyielding; implacable
infinitesimal
adj. exceedingly small; so small as to be almost nonexistent
ingrate
n. ungrateful person
inimical
adj. unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
inopportune
adj. untimely; poorly chosen
insinuate
v. hint; imply; creep in