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31 Cards in this Set

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neophyte
a recent convert, a beginner; novice
noxious
harmful; injurious
obdurate
unyielding, hardhearted
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect, not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
saw the obvious and de-viated from it because it was unnecessary
occlude
to obstruct or block
in-clude something that is unhelpful
odious
evoking intense aversion or dislike
hidious
onerous
troubling; burdensome
not "honorable" job
without the "h" is one, burdensome job
ostentatious
characterized by or given to pretentiousness
to stretch = tent<br />
they rhyme
an ostrich is pretentious
paean
a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
looks like poem
double a in paean means positive or praiseworthy
pedantic
the parading of leraning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules
ped + antics of formality (actually quite humorous)
perennial
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy
intentional breach of faith; treachery
per + fid
phlegmatic
clam, sluggish; unemotional
sittig like a blob of phlem on the mat, not doing 'matic, too lazy
perfunctory
cursory; done without care or interest
treat as a
per (negative)
function
pine
to yearn earnestly
pith/pithy
central part
placate
to appease; to calm by making conscessions
pla
platitude
a superficial remark, especially one offered as meaningful
pla (plain or smooth)<br />
attitude<br />
absence of any meaningful attitude
plain attitude handed to him on a platter
plethora
an overabundance, a surplus
ple
polemical
controversial; argumentative
precipitate
to cause or to happen before anticipated or required; acting with excessive haste or impulse
precipitate is forced condensation
predilection
a disposition in favor of something; preference
pre - lect (choose)
preen
to dress up, to groom oneself elaborately
rhymes with queen
prescience
foreknowledge of events
christian science wierdos
pristine
pure, uncorrupted; clean
prissy
probity
adherence to highest principles, uprightness
prob = to prove, to test
that means that person is above proving and testing, like Daniel
proclivity
a natural predisposition or inclination
pro + cleave onto the natural tendency
profligate
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
flig
PRO = much, for, a lot
prodigious
abundant in size, force, or extent
profuse
given or coming forth abundantly, extravagent