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52 Cards in this Set

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alloy (v)
to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior; unalloyed = pure
appropriate (v)
to take for one's own use, confiscate
arrest, arresting (v/adj)
to suspend; holding one's attention
august (adj)
majestic, venerable
bent (n)
leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency
broach (v)
bring up, announce, begin to talk about
brook (v)
to tolerate, endure, countenance
cardinal (adj)
major (cardinal sin)
chauvinist (n)
blindly devoted patriot
color (v)
to change as if by dyeing, i.e., to distort, gloss, or affect (usually the first)
consequential (adj)
pompous, self-important (primary definition: logically following, important)
damp (v)
to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound
die (n)
a tool used for shaping, "tool-and-die shop"
essay (v)
to test or try; attempt, experiment
exact (v)
to demand, call for, require, take
fell (v)
to cause to fall by striking
fell (adj)
inhumanly cruel ("Fell beasts...")
flag (v)
to sag or droop, to become spiritless, to decline
flip (adj)
sarcastic, impertinent, as in flippant: a flip remark
ford (v)
to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
grouse (v)
to complain or grumble
guy (n/v)
rope/cord/cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to reinforce using a guide
intimate (v)
to imply, sugest, or insinuate
list (v)
to tilt or lean to one side
lumber (v)
to move heavily and clumsily
meet (adj)
fitting, proper
milk (v)
to exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of
mince (v)
pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak to carefully; also to take tiny steps, tiptoe
nice (adj)
exacting, fastidious, extremely precise
obtain (asj)
to be established, accepted or customary
occult (adj)
hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
pedestrian (adj)
commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian
pied (adj)
multicolored, usually in blotches
pine (v)
to lose vigor (as thru grief); to yearn
plastic (adj)
moldable, pliable, not rigid
pluck (n)
courage, spunk, fortitude
prize (v)
to pry, to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils
rail (v)
to complain about bitterly
rent (v/n)
torn, past of rend; an opening or tear caused by such
quail (v)
to lose courage, turn frightened
qualify (v)
to limit
sap (v)
to enervate or weaken the vitality of
sap (n)
a fool or nitwit
scurvy (adj)
contemptible, despicable
singular (adj)
exceptional, unusual, odd
stand (n)
group of trees
steep (v)
to saturate or completely soak, as in to let a tea bag steep ("Steeped in tradition...")
strut (n)
the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
table (v)
to remove from consideration
tender (v)
to proffer or offer
waffle (v)
to equivocate, to change one's position
wag (n)
wit, joker