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62 Cards in this Set

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equivocal (adj)
deliberately ambiguous or misleading
equi + vocare
convoluted (adj)
intricate and hard to follow
con + volvere
cryptic (adj)
enigmatic; mysterious
crypto
nebulous (adj)
vague; indefinite
nebula
enigma (n)
a mystery of riddle
oenigma
esoteric (adj)
difficult to understand
desultory (adj)
aimless; prone to random digressions
desultorious
digress (v)
to go off topic
dis + gradi
candor (n)
honesty; straightforwardness
candere
veracity (n)
truthfulness
verax
debunk (v)
to expose something as fraudulent
apocryphal (adj)
of doubtful authenticity
apo + kryptein
disingenuous (adj)
insincere; crafty
dis + genuinus
dubious (adj)
doubtful
dubiem
prevaricate (v)
to lie
Pre + varicare
verisimilitude (n)
the quality of appearing to be true
verax + similis
mirth (n)
merriment; laughter
curator (n)
the individual in charge of a museum
curare
jocular (adj)
done in a joking way
jocus
malapropism (n)
the outrageous misuse of a word
levity (n)
a lack of seriousness
levis
bard (n)
a skilled poet (walt whitman)
parody (n)
a spoof
para + ode
aesthete (n)
a person interested in the pursuit of beauty
dilettante (n)
one who dabbles in an art
dilettare
lampoon (v)
to make fun of
reprove (v)
to scold
Re + probus
culpable (adj)
deserving blame
culpa
indict (v)
to accuse of an offense
dictaire
reproach (v)
to blame; to express dissaproval
rebuke (v)
to blame; to express disapproval
re + buke
castigate (v)
to punish severely
irreproachable (adj)
beyond blame
berate (v)
to punish severely
be + rate
acquit (v)
to clear of a charge
a + quite
scrupulous (adj)
careful, ethical
scruples
spartan (adj)
full of self discipline
Sparta
assiduous (adj)
hard working
sedere
prolific (adj)
extremely productive
pro + facere
enterprising (adj)
full of initiative and imagination
entreprendre
resolute (adj)
determined; willing to push on
orthodoxy (n)
strict adherence to tradition
orthos + doxa
iconoclast (n)
one who challenges tradition
heresy (n)
opinion or action that violates traditional belief
convention (n)
a practice that comports (goes with) with the norms of society
dissident (n)
one who stronly opposes accepted opinion
dis + sedere
serville (adj)
overly submissive
servus
heretic (n)
one who dissents (opposes accepted opinion)
apostasy (n)
abandonment of a belief
apo + stanai
insolent (adj)
rudely disrespectful
in + solere
affront (n)
an insult
crass (adj)
unrefined
impudent (adj)
rudely bold
im + pudere
boorish (adj)
crude, barbaric
irreverence (n)
disrespect
ir + vereri
flippant (adj)
disrespectfully jocular, using humor innappropriately
brazen (adj)
bold and insulant
truculent (adj)
cruel and aggressive
trux
effrontery (n)
boldness, brashness
impertinent (adj)
inappropriately bold
glacial (adj)
having a cold personality
(like a glacier)
rebuff (v)
to refust in an abrupt or rude manner