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29 Cards in this Set

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satiate
to satisfy completely
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces,clumsy
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repitition, teach persistently
heresy
an opinion different from acceptable relief
pernicious
extremely harmful, deadly
quail
to shrink back in fear, lose heart in a difficult or dangerous situation
salient
leaping, jumping, or springing forth
clangor
a loud ringing sound
deleterious
harmful, injurious
absolve
to clear from blame
enhance
to raise to a higher degree, to increase in value
caricature
a representation (especially in a drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are exaggerated
extentuate
to lessen the seriousness of an offence bu making partial excuses
contiguous
side by side, touching, near
exude
to ooze out, to discharge through pores
implicit
implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubt, unquestioning
cupidity
an eager desire for something, greed
enthrall
to enslave, imprison
scintillating
sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant
redundant
extra, excess
winsome
charming, attractive
preeminent
superior, outstanding
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
politic
wise in handling practical matters, common sense, artful
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue or righteousness, hypocritically moralistic
incisive
sharp, keen
prosaic
dull, ordinary, lacking in originality
paraphrase
to restate in other words
ostentatious
showy