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25 Cards in this Set

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assiduous(adj), assiduously(adv) assiduousness(noun)
marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application
intransigent, intransigently (adv)
characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position: uncompromising
specious(adj) speciously(adv), speciousness(noun)
having deceptive attraction or allure, having a false look of truth: sophistic
the quality or state of being fed or gratifies or beyond capacity :surfiet, fullness 2. the revulsin or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess
sedulous (adj) sedulously (adv) sedulousness (n)
involving or accomplished with careful perseverance 2. diligent in application or pursuit
perspectival (adj)
the capacity to view things in their true relations and relative importance
draconian (adj)
1. of or relating to a specific set of strict laws framed by _____ 2. Cruel: strict :severe
abject (adj) (-ly) (-ness)
1. sunk to or existing in a low state or condition 2. cast down in spirit: servile, spiritless, showing hopelessness or resignation 3. expressing or offered in a humble and often ingratiated spirit
brutish (adj) (-ly) (-ness)
1. resembling, befitting, or typical of a brute or beast 2. strongly and grossly sensual, showing little intelligence or sensibility
impudent (adj) (-ly)
1. lacking modesty 2. marked by contemptuous or cokcy boldness or disreguard of others: insolent
spurious (adj)
1. of illegitimate birth 2. outwardly similar or correspong to something without faving its genuine qualites 3. of a falsified or erroniously attributed origin: forged, of a deceitful nature or quality serving as cheap or inauthentic
aberrant (adj) abberrance (n) abberancy (n)
1. straying from the right or normal way 2. deviating from the usual or natural type: atypical
aphorism (n) aphorist (n) aphoristic (n) aphoristically (n)
1. a concise statement of a principle 2. a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage 3. a pithy standard observation
not lasting or ephemeral, shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season
lacking or marked by a lack of self-cofidence, shy and timid
uniform in structure or compostion, of the same or similar nature
miscellaneous, various, an indeterminate number (different from each other)
candid (adj) -ly (adv) candidness
free from bias, prejudice, or malice:fair 2. marked by honest, sincere expression: indicating or suggesting sincere honesty and absence of deception
doleful (adj) -ly (adv) dolefulness
causing grief or affliction, full of grief, expressing grief
surfeit (n)
an overabundant supply 2. an interperate or immoderate indulgence in somethin (as in food or drink)
dearth (n)
scarcity that makes dear 2. an inadequate supply: lack
fallacious (Adj)
embodying a fallacy, tending to deceive or mislead : delusive
prudent (adj)
marked by wisdom or judiciousness, 2. shrewd in the management of affairs, marked by circumspection
ostentatious (adj)
marked by or fond of conspicious or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display
a priori
deductive, relating to or derived by reasongin from self-evident propositions, presupposed by experience 2. being without examination or analysis ant. posteriori