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47 Cards in this Set

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equivocal (adj)
misleading
equi - same
vocare - call
convoluted (adj)
intricate and hard to follow
cryptic (adj)
mysterious
crypto - secret
nebulous (adj)
vague
nebula - mist
enigma (n)
a mystery or riddle
esoteric (adj)
difficult to understand
desultory (adj)
aimless
digress (v)
to go off topic
dis - away
gradi - to go
candor (n)
honesty
candere - to shine
veracity (n)
truthfulness
apocryphal (adj)
of doubtful authenticity
apo - away
kryptein - hide
prevaricate (v)
to lie
versimilitude (n)
the quality of appearing to be true
mirth (n)
merriment, laughter
curator (n)
individual in charge at a museum
curare - to take care of
jocular (adj)
done in a joking way
malapropism (n)
the outrageous misuse of a word
levity (n)
a lack of seriousness
levis - light in weight
bard (n)
a skilled poet
aesthete (n)
person interested in beauty
dilettante (n)
one who dabbles in art
dilettare - to delight
chastise (v)
to punish
castus - pure
reprove (v)
to scold
re - not
probus - worthy
culpable (adj)
deserving blame
rebuke (v)
to scold
castigate
to punish severly
scrupulous (adj)
careful
indefatigable (adj)
untiring
spartan (adj)
full of self-discipline
assiduous (adj)
hard working
sedere - to sit
resolute (adj)
determined
conform (v)
to do whats expected
iconoclast (n)
one who challenges tradition
eikon - image
klan - to break
heresy (n)
opinion that violates tradition
insurrection (n)
an uprising
servile (adj)
overly submissive
servus - slave
apostasy (n)
abandonment of belief
insolent (adj)
rudely disrespectful
in- not
solere - accustomed
affront (n)
an insult
afronter - to confront
haughty (adj)
overly proud
haut - high
crass (adj)
unrefined
flippant
disrespectfully jocular
truculent (adj)
cruel and aggressive
trux 0 fierce
effrontery (n)
boldness
impertinent (adj)
inappropriately bold
im - not
petinere - bold
glacial (adj)
cold personality
rebuff (v)
to refuse in an rude manner