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38 Cards in this Set

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Abrir
Abierto
Currir
Cubierto
Descubrir
Descubierto
Escribir
Escrito
Freir
Frito
Romper
Roto
Ver
Visto
Morir
Muerto
Poner
Puesto
Volver
Vuelto
Decir
Dicho
Hacer
Hecho
Antipodes (n)
The polar opposite (originally referred to the other side of the world – from the Greek anti- opposite, pod- foot, meaning “with feet opposite” (above their heads) (adj. antipodean)
Caprice (n)
A sudden, impulsive, and seemingly unmotivated feeling or action, a whim; a sudden unpredictable change; a disposition to do things impulsively (adj. capricious)
Contravene (v)
To go or act contrary to (something); to oppose in argument (from the Latin contra- against, venire- come) (n. contravener )
Debauchery (n)
Extreme indulgence in sensuality (usually drinking or sex); orgy or the act of engaging in orgiastic behavior (v. debauch – to seduce, pervert, corrupt)
Discourse (n)
Verbal interchange of ideas, conversation; formal, orderly or extended expression of a thought on a subject; familiarity (as in being conversational with someone) (v. discourse, adj. discursive)
Elysium (n)
Paradise, especially after death (from the Greek Elysion – abode of the blessed after death)
Eradicate (v)
Pull up by the roots; do away with completely (from Latin e- radix- “root”)
Eschew (v)
To shun or avoid on a regular basis (n. eschewal)
Fetter (n)
A chain or shackles for the feet; something that confines or restrains (v. fetter – as in to put fetters on something) (from Old English feter “foot”)
Halcyon (adj)
Calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous (from a legendary bird thought to float her nest during the winter solstice on calm seas, and that charmed the water to make it especially calm on these days – we commonly use the word in the phrase “halcyon days” or days of particular calm and happiness)
Incredulous (adj)
Unwilling to accept something as truth; not credulous; skeptical; also incredible (n. incredulity) (from Latin in- “not” credulus “believing”)
Incumbent (adj)
Imposed as a duty, obligatory; resting or lying on something else (from Latin incumbere “to lie down on” – so your duty is something that rests on your shoulders) (n. incumbent -- someone who holds an office, as in an incumbent political candidate)
Inexorable (adj)
Relentless; not persuaded or moved by entreaty (n. inexorability, inexorableness; adv, inexorably)
Intemperate (adj)
Not temperate or moderate – almost always used in terms of excessive drinking (the Women’s Temperance Society was the anti-drinking movement in early 20th Century America) (n. intemperateness, adv. intemperately)
Irresolute (adj)
Uncertain how to act or proceed, vacillating (n. irresoluteness, irresolution; adv. irresolutely)
Livid (adj)
Black and blue, discolored by bruising; pale, ashen; reddish; angry or enraged (from Latin lividus “blue”) (n. lividness)
Menial (adj)
Lowly, humble (in terms of work); appropriate for a servant; lacking dignity (from Middle English meynie “household”) (n. a menial is a servant adv. menially)
Mien (n)
Demeanor, appearance, bearing
Peruse (v)
To examine, look over or read slowly and carefully; study (n. perusal)
Recrimination (n)
A retaliatory accusation; the making of such accusations (v. recriminate, adj. recriminatory)
Reprobate (v)
To condemn strongly, criticize, reject (n. reprobation) (n. reprobate – someone depraved or morally corrupt, adj. reprobate – characterisic of a reprobate)
Repudiate (v)
To refuse to have anything to do with, disown; to divorce or separate formally from (a woman); to refuse to accept, to reject (from Latin repudiare “to reject a prospective spouse”) (n. repudiation)
Reverie (n)
Daydream, state of being lost in thought (from French rêverie “delirium,” rêve “dream”)
Surly (adj)
Churlish, sullen, cranky (from Middle English sirly “lordly”)
Torpid (adj)
Numb, sluggish, apathetic (n. torpidity)
Vocation (n)
Calling, especially to the priesthood or a religious order; occupation or job (from Latin vocare “to call,” vox “voice”)