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50 Cards in this Set

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vigilant
alert and watchful, especially for what is dangerous
banal
dull or stale; commonplace
zenith
maximum; the highest point
courier
a messenger, usually carrying news or packages
meddlesome
interfering; bothersome
cultivate
to promote growth, to nurture
bulwark
a wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification; something serving as a defense or safeguard, often figurative
cognition
the process of knowing; perception
disperse
to scatter in different directions
skulk
to lurk; to move secretively
zeal
intense passion or enthusiasm
waver
to be uncertain of something; to sway
circumscribe
to define the limits of
couch
to phrase in a particular way
inept
without skill; absurd or foolish
deluge
a great flood
bequeth
to pass down to; to hand down, especially in a will
resilient
able to recover quickly (e.g., from bending or illness)
shade
a small variation, a nuance; a small amount
restitution
compensation for a loss
homely
unattractive, plain looking
maverick
one who rebels; a nonconformist; an individualist
vex
to disturb; to distress
skeptical
tending to question or doubt
chide
to scold
serene
calm and peaceful
exuberant
lively, happy, and full of good spirits
procrastinate
to delay; to put off
cliche
an overused expression
scurry
to move with light running steps
acronym
a word created by initials
apt
appropriate; having a natural tendency
mettle
courage; strength of character
deplete
to gradually use up (resources, strength, etc)
plucky
showing courage in unfavorable circumstances
capricious
erratic; tending to change abruptly
negligible
of little value or importance
protean
easily taking on different forms
ecstasy
state of overwhelming joy; rapture
repertoire
the range of pieces an artist is prepared to perform
retort
to reply, especially in a quick or witty manner
stymie
to obstruct; to stump
extemporaneous
done with little or no preparation
facetious
playfully humorous
formidable
inspiring fear or dread
cursory
superficially done; performed rapidly
propitious
presenting favorable circumstances
tantalize
to torment or tease by showing something desirable while keeping it out of reach
anomaly
a departure from the regular pattern
ad hoc
for a specific purpose and no other; improvised