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71 Cards in this Set

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spurious (adj)
facke; counterfeit
guile (n)
trickery; deceit
beguile (v)
to deceive with charm
strategem (n)
a deceitful scheme
surreptitious (adj)
deceptive; sneaky
sub + rapere
duplicity (n)
deceit; hypocritical deception
duplit
secious
false, but plausible
specere
furtive (adj)
secretive; sneaky
fallacious (adj)
deceptvie; false
fallacia + -ious
rapacious (adj)
greedy; ravenous
rapere + ious
transient (adj)
fleeting; short-lived
transire
ephemeral (adj)
short lived
hemera
capricious (adj)
whimsical; impulsive
evanescent (adj)
likely to vanish
vanescere
extemporaneous (adj)
done with little or no practice
ex tempore
contemporaneous (adj0
exsiting or occurring at about the same time
con + tempore
intermineable (adj)
never ending
in + term
protacted (adj)
prolonged; extended in time
pro + tract
censure (n)
official condemnation; harsh criticism
calumny (n)
slander; false accusation
diatribe (n)
malicious critisism or abuse
dia + tribein
caustic (adj)
corrosive; sarcastic
repudiate (v)
to cast off publicly
repudium
admonish (v)
to reprimand mildly
ad + monere
disparage (v)
to belittle; to demean
dis + parage
impugn (v)
to attack as untrue; to refute by argument
in + pugn
malediction (n)
a curse
mal + dictus
denigrate (v)
to attack the character of; to disparage
harangue (n)
a long, critical, and pompous speech
pejorative (adj)
tending to make worse
pejor
slander (n)
comments that injure another's reputation
scandalum
sanctimonious (adj)
falsely pious or self-righteous
sanctus
sacrosanct (adj)
profoundly sacred
sacer + sanctus
sacrilegious (adj)
grossly irreverent; disrespectful of somethign sacred
sacer
revere (v)
to regard with honor and devotion
re + veveri
deference (n)
respect for the wishes of others
de + fere
sacrament (n)
a formal religious act of oath
sacer
venerable (adj)
worthy of respect
venus
venerate (v)
to regard with reverence or respect
venus
consecrate (v)
to declare to be holy
sacer
talismen (n)
an object with magical powers
telos
lionize (v)
to treat as a celebrity
formidable (adj)
awesome; hard to overcome; dreadful
formido
bulwark (n)
a strong defense
redoubtable (adj)
arousing fear; formidable; awesome
re + douter
impervious (adj)
incapable of being penetrated or affected
im + per + via
efficacious (adj)
capable of producing a desired effect
efficere
stalwart (n)
physically or morally strong person; strong supporter
predominant (adj)
most important
pre + domit
impregnable (adj)
unable to be entered by force
im + prehendere
brawn (n)
muscular strength
bastion (n)
stronghold, fortress
coalesce (v)
to blend or fuse together
co
eclectic (adj)
made up of parts from many different sources
ec + legere
yoke (v)
to join different things
amalgam (n)
a combination of different substances into one mass
amass (v)
to pile up; to gather
contemporary (adj)
living or occurring during the same time period
con + tempore
predilection (n)
disposition in favor of something
pre + legere
ruthless (adj)
cruel; merciless
rue + less
contempt (n)
scorn; disrespect
sadistic (adj)
taking pleasure in the pain of others
supercilious (adj)
full of haughty arrogance
super + cilium
idiosyncrasy (n)
a peculiar trait or habit
idio
anomaly (n)
unusual event
an + homos
incongruous (adj)
inappropriate; not in keeping with a pattern
in + congru
fetter (v)
to tie up; to chain
decry (v)
to speak out against
de + crier
vilify (v)
to slander, to defame
vilis
heinous (adj)
cruel and unusual
haine
revile (v)
to denounce abusively
vilis