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146 Cards in this Set

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adulterate
to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

VERB
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful; hypocritical

ADJECTIVE
augment
to make larger; increase

VERB
bereft
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

PART., ADJ.
deploy
to positino or arrange; to utilize; to form up

VERB
dour
stern; unyielding; gloomy; ill-humored

ADJ.
fortitude
courage in facing difficulties

NOUN
gape
to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

VERB
gibe
to utter taunting words; an expression of scorn

FIRST, VERB; SECOND, NOUN
guise
an external appearance; cover; mask

NOUN
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap; sly; treacherous

ADJ.
intimation
a hint, indirect suggestion

NOUN
opulent
wealthy; luxurious; ample; grandiose

ADJ.
pliable
easily bent; flexible; easily influenced

ADJ.
reiterate
to say again; repeat

VERB
stolid
not easily moved, mentally or emotionally; dull; unresponsive

ADJ.
tentative
experimental in nature; uncertain; hesitant

ADJ.
unkempt
not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished; rude

ADJ.
verbatim
word for word; exactly as written or spoken

ADJ. OR ADV.
warily
cautiously; with great care

ADV.
atypical
not typical
antenatal
before birth
antisocial
not social
autobiography
biography about oneself
bilingual
able to speak two languages
bystander
a close spectator of an event
centenary
100 years
circumnavigate
to sail or go around
cooperation
to operate together
conspire
plot together
contradict
to oppose
counterproductive
describes efforts working against productivity
defrost
remove frost
dialog
conversation across or between two people
displease
upset
dyspepsia
digesting badly
epidermal
related to the outer layer of skin
expel
send out
extraterrestrial
outside of earth
foreward
message found before the beginning of a text
incorrect
not correct
illegible
not legible
impossible
not possible
irregular
not regular
inject
put inside
illuminate
shine light into
imprison
put into prison
interstate
between two states
intravenous
within the veins
introvert
to turn into (usually oneself)
hyperextend
extend over capacity
hypothermia
condition of below normal temperature
malnutrition
poor nutrition
macrodont
having large teeth
microorganism
very small living creature
miscalculate
calculate incorrectly
monorail
train with a single track
multilingual
having many languages
nonsense
not sensible
pandemic
having an effect on the whole population
paraphrase
to use almost the same words
perimeter
to measure around an area
postwar
after the war
preview
viewed in advance
pseudonym
a fake name
quadruple
increase by four times
rebuild
to build again
retroactive
an action working into the past
semicircle
half of a circle
submerge
put under
supervise
to oversee
sympathy
sharing of another's feelings
synarchy
joint rule
telecommunications
communications over a great distance
transatlantic
across the Atlantic Ocean
triangle
a shape with three sides
ultramodern
very modern
uncertain
not certain
uniform
one outfit for all
privacy
the act of being alone
infancy
the state of being a baby or young child
courage
having the spirit to overcome fear
referral
the action of directing a person to another place, person or thing
artisan
a craftsperson
resistance
the action of opposing something
independence
the state of not being under the control of others, free, self-governing
vacancy
an empty room or position
agency
the capacity to exert power or influence, a positin or person that performs a function
disinfectant
an agent that destroys germs, something that cleans
dependent
a thing supported by another; a thing determined by another
candidate
a person nominated for an office or position
specialization
the result of being distinguished by one quality or ability
wisdom
possessing knowledge
porter
a person who carries things
collector
a person who collects or gathers things
mouthful
an amount that fills the mouth
pedestrian
a person who walks
human
a person
phobia
an illogical fear of something
psychiatry
branch of medicine that deals with the mind and emotions
arithmetic
a branch of math tht usually deals with non-negative numbers
economics
the social science related to studying business
malice
the desire to do evil
abduction
the action of carrying someone away by force
formalism
a belief in sticking to prescribed forms or artistic styles
podiatrist
a foot doctor
graphite
a black material used in making pencils
lucidity
clear thinking
novelty
something new or unusual
native
a person born in a specific place
document
an official paper usually showing proof or evidence of something
kindness
quality of being nice or kind
geology
the study of earth and rocks
valor
bravery, courage
territory
an area around a place
relationship
the state of being related or connected to something or someone
exposure
the conditino of being exposed or unprotected
society
companionship
victory
the result of winning something
graduate
to give a degree to, to pass from one stage to the next
moisten
to cause to become moist or damp
specify
to name or indicate in detail
fantasize
to dream about something, to create images in the mind
conjecture
to come to a conclusion by supposition or guesswork
solvable
able to be solved or explained
incredible
not able to be believed, amazing
structural
related to the physical make up of a thing
territorial
related to nearby or local areas
categorical
related to a category, absolute
important
marked by worth
dependent
determined or relying upon something else
convenient
at hand, easy to use
spectacular
related to something that is eye-catching or amazing
unitary
related to units or single groups representing quantities
fanciful
marked by imagination
generic
related to a whole group
projectile
something thrown with an outside force
newish
modern, recent
festive
having the quality of a festival or party
cooperative
being able or willing to work with another person or thing
sensitive
easily felt, responsive to the senses
motiveless
a reason for someeone to do something
adventurous
characterized by the desire to seek new experiences or risk
courageous
characterized by courage, brave
verbose
having more words than needed
fractious
characerized by being difficult or troublesome