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50 Cards in this Set

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refute
to prove false or mistaken
abstinence
denial of the appetites
benevolent
kindly
credulity
a tendency to believe too readily
skepticism
a doubting or questioning attitude
adaptation
something that undergoes change to fit a new or special
detached
standing apart; free from emotional, intellectual, or social involvement
evoke
to call forth or summon
impetuous
marked by sudden energy, action, or emotion: IMPULSIVE
lucid
easily understood
attain
to gain or accomplish by mental or physical effort
discredit
to damage the reputation of; DISGRACE
mutable
capable of or subject to alteration or change
transient
lasting only a short time; passing through from one place to another
brusque
rudely abrupt; BLUNT
divert
to turn aside froma direction or course; to distract
gregarious
seeking and enjoying company of others
SOCIABLE
inarticulate
unable to speek with eloquence or clarity
nostalgia
a longing for persons, situations, or things of the past
propagate
to cause(animals or plants) to multiply or breed
substantiate
to support and verify with proof
wary
on one's gaurd
obscure
deficient in light:DARK
emulate
to strive to equal or excel, especially by imitating
disparate
completely dissimilar
anecdote
a short, often oral, interesting account of a real or fictitious incident
dispel
1.to rid one's mind of
2.to cause to go in various directions
SCATTER
zeal
enthusiastic, diligent devotion to in pursuit of a cause or goal
FERVOR
heed
to pay attention to
MIND
ominous
1. of or being an omen, especially an evil one
2. threatening, menancing
deliberate
1.to take careful thought
REFLECT
2.thought out, planned in advance
PREMEDITATED
incontrovertible
incapable of being disputed
UNQUESTIONABLE
Reprehensible
worthy of censure(critisism) or rebuke
terrestrial
of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants
dogged
stubbornly unyielding
dogmatic
marked by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
frugal
avoiding unnecessary monetary expenditure
INEXPENSIVE
incompatible
not in harmony or agreement
INCONGRUOUS
abhor
1.to consider with horror or disgust
2.to reject vehemently
SHUN
base
1.having or resulting from low moral standards
2.inferior in quality or standards
thwart
to prevent from taking place
FRUSTRATE
adulation
excessive flattery or praise
bolster
to support or prop up with as if with a bolster(a long, narrow pillow or cushion)
candid
lacking pretense or reserve
STRAIGHTFORWARD
decry
to belittle or disparage(criticize severely) openly
DENOUNCE
diligent
marked by perservering, painstaking effort
ASSIDUOUS
ennoble
to make noble in quality
fabricate
1.to construct by combining or assembling
MAKE
2.to make up in order to deceive
garrulous
habitually, often excessively, talkative
haughty
arrogantly and inordinately(excessively)proud