Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/20

Click to flip

20 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
abate
(v.) to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
adulation
(n.) praise or flattert that is excessive
anathema
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article)
astute
(adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame, worthy of condemantion
dilatory
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
egregious
(adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)
equivocate
(v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
evanescent
(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
irresolute
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
nebulous
(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
novice
(n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally)
penury
(n.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
pretentious
(adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably ; making demands on ine's skill or abilities, ambitious
recapitulate
(v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up
resuscitate
(v.) to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
slovenly
(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless
supposition
(n.) something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid
(adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull