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74 Cards in this Set

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verbal abuse
invective
harshly shocking, sensational; glowing
lurid
changeability
mutability
very tiny amount
iota
plot or scheme
machination
lowest point
nadir
tired by excess or over-use, slightly cynical
jaded
vague, cloudy
nebulous
whirlpool, turmoil, agitated state of mind
maelstrom
to cast off; throw cargo overboard
jettison
clumsy, tactless
maladroit
black magic
necromancy
huge force destroying everything in its path
juggernaut
humorous misuse of a word
malapropism
novice, beginner
neophyte
relating to motion, characterized by movement
kinetic
curse
malediction
belief that existence and all traditional values are meaningless
nihilism
sound of a funeral bell, omen of death or failure
knell
evil-doer; culprit
malefactor
stinking, putrid
noisome
fame, glory, honor
kudos
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
maligner
conclusion not following from apparent evidence
non sequitur
tearful
lachrymose
foul-smelling
malodorous
lacking interesting distinctive qualities; dull
nondescript
idle, lazy; apathetic, indifferent
lackadaisical
strict disciplinarian, one who rigidly follows rules
martinet
harmful, unwholesome
noxious
using few words
laconic
dawdler, loafer, lazy person
laggard
stubborn
obdurate
to attack with satire, mock harshly
lampoon
one who enjoys pain or humiliation
masochist
to confuse, obscure
obfuscate
place where food is stored
larder
overly sentimental
maudlin
idle talk
palaver
generosity, gift
largess
sickeningly sentimental
mawkish
lethargy, sluggishness
lassitude
huge stone used in a prehistoric structure
megalith
indirect, evasive, misleading, devious
oblique
trickery
legerdemain
mental state with delusions of wealth and power
megalomania
overly submissive, brown-nosing
obsequious
indifferent inactivity
lethargy
dishonest
mendacious
troublesome, boisterous, unruly
obstreperous
to rise in the air or cause to rise
levitate
beggar
mendicant
humor, frivolity, gaiety
levity
soldier for hire in foreign countries
mercenary
dictionary, list of words
lexicon
gaudy, falsely attractive
meretricious
to make unnecessary; to anticipate and prevent
obviate
one without moral restraint
libertine
deserving reward or praise
meritorious
immoral; unrestrained by society
licentious
courageousness, endurance
mettle
easily flexed, limber, agile
lissome
person who hates human beings
misanthrope
hateful, contemptible
odious
talkative
loquacious
to calm or make less severe
mollify
instinctive, untaught
intuitive
sorrowful or mournful
lugubrious
dying, decaying
moribund
disgraceful
opprobrious
wealth
opulence
pitifully small or worthless
paltry
flamboyance, verve
panache
model of excellence or perfection
paragon