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51 Cards in this Set

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complacent
pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation
ostentatious
a conspicious or pretentious show in an attempt to impress others or attract notice
laconic
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
terse
neatly or effectively concise, or abrutly concise
loquacious
characterized by excessive talk; wordy
vacuous
empty, lacking ideas or intelligence, purposeless
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner
hackneyed
overfamiliar through overuse
trite
lacking in effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition
mitigate
to make less severe
levity
lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness
pugnacious
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent
prodigal
wastefully or recklessly extravagant
inception
beginning; start; commencement
audacious
extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
brevity
shortness in duration
grandiloquent
speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic
voluble
characterized by a ready and continuous flow of words; fluent
prosaic
dull, unimaginative
munificent
very generous
frugal
economical in use or expenditure
spurious
not genuine, counterfeit, of illegitimate birth
contemptuous
showing contempt or disdain, scornful
presumptuous
going beyond what is right or proper, excessively forward
pithy
brief, forceful and meaningful in expression, full of vigor
colloquial
using informal or conversational style
prattle
to talk in a foolish or simple minded way, to chatter or babble
banal
devoid of freshness or orginality
verbose
wordy, too many words
insipid
without distinctive, interesting or stimulating qualities
placate
to appease or pacify
antagonism
an active hostility or opposition
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others
squander
to spend or use wastefully or extravagently
lithe
flexible, supple
coalesce
to blend together or come together
disdainful
scornful
pretentious
making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious
quiescent
being at rest; quiet; still
diffuse
to spread
rant
to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently
insolent
boldly rude or disrespectful
eloquence
the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness
mundane
common or ordinary
allay
to rest, calm, or quiet
affable
showing warmth and friendliness
bellicose
inclined or eager to fight, belligerent
lavish
using or giving in great amounts
austere
Severe or stern in disposition or appearance
misanthrope
a hater of humankind
debunk
to expose a claim as being pretentious or false