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51 Cards in this Set

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Exonerate
-Verb
-to free from guilt
-The convicted man was exonerated after investigators found the real culprit.
Contumacious
-Adjective
-stubbornly rebellious or disobediant
-The contumacious boy rarely listened in class.
Contumaciously
-adverb
-in a rebellious or disobediant manner
-I contumaciously refused to be the ball boy for soccer.
Disdain
-Noun
-a feeling of contempt or scorn
-The man showed disdain towards the homeless man when he asked for money.
Indignant
-Adjective
-feeling anger at something unjust or wrong
-The indignant woman was ashamed to see the man walk out of the store without paying.
Exultation
-Noun
-the state of rejoicing greatly
-I had a look of exultation on my face after we won states.
Exult
-Verb
-to rejoice greatly, to show joy
Swarthy
-Adjective
-dark in complexion or skin
-The Hawaiin man was swarthier than the man from Maine.
Ablutions
-(plural) noun
-a ritual of cleansing the body (originally religious)
-With a bar of soap, she began her morning ablutions.
Disdain
-Verb
-to look down upon or treat with scorn
-The prince disdained the servent when he spilled the pie.
Penitence
-Noun
-a feeling of regret for ones wrong doing
-During the trial, he showed great penitence so he pleaded guilty.
Coercion
-Noun
-the act of using force or intimidation to get someone to do something against their will
-The police officer resorted to coercion to get the man into the car.
Coerce
-Verb
-to force or intimidate one to get them to do something against their will
-The man was coerced into the car after resisting arrest.
Countenance
-Noun
-facial expression
-The disgusted countenance on the girls face showed that she didn't like what she was eating.
Morose
-Adjective
-sullen, melancholy, gloomy
*refers to people/people's mood
-The morose boy didn't have any friends to sit with at lunch.
Pilfer
-Verb
-to steal
-The boys often pilfer our soccer balls when we are not looking.
Ostentatious
-Adjective
-showy, pretentious (usually in bad taste)
-The ostentatios woman wore all of her jewelery anywhere she could.
Trepidation
-Noun
-great fear or alarm
-The young children showed great trepidation as they approached the haunted house.
Abject
-Adjective
-most miserable or wretched
-brough in low status or condition *abject misery, poverty
-When I saw the commercial for the children in abject poverty, I wanted to give them money.
Diabolical
-Adjective
-evil
-The diabolical man laughed as he shot the innocent bystander.
Penitential
-Adjective
-of or relating to expressing regret fro wrong doing (act, event)
-The robber was penitential after stealing from the people so he gave their money back.
Penitent
-Adjective
-expressing/feeling regret fro ones wrong doing (refers to person)
-He was penitent after the roberry, so he mailed letters of apology and some money.
Consternation
-Noun
-a sudden feeling of alarming amazement, or dread; fear
-When the woman saw the plane hit the building, she was hit with a sudden feeling of consternation.
Rumination
-Noun
-the act of meditating or pondering
-The rumination was very relaxing.
Ruminate
-Verb
-to meditate or ponder
-The ruminating monk would not speak to me.
Interlocutor
-Noun
-a person who takes place in a conversation or dialoge (mediator)
-The intolocutor was adament about his opinions in our conversation.
Fetter
-Noun
-a chain or shackle
-The two convicts both carried a fetter.
Fetter
-Verb
-to chain or shackle
Abhorrence
-Noun
-a feeling of extreme disgust or loathing
-The racist man showed great abhorrence to the black man.
Abhorrent
-Adjective
-disgusting or loathing (behavior)
-The boy made fun of the other kids in the hallway and got a detention for his abhorrent behavior.
Abhor
-Verb
-to feel extreme disgust or loathing
-The community of Maycomb abhorred Atticus for defending a black man.
Dismal
-Adjective
-gloomy, dreary (mood, weather, setting)
-After losing the championship game, a lot of players were feeling dismal.
Dismally
-Adverb
-gloomy, dreary
-The players dismally walked off the field after the loss.
Gibbet
-Noun
-a gallows
-The man was hanging on the gibbet for killing another man.
Genteel
-Adjective
-well-bred, polite, upper-class
-The party was filled with genteel aristocrats.
Disdainful
-Adjective
-full of contempt or scorn
-The disdainful man brushed up his nose as he walked by the homeless man.
Disdainfully
-Adverb
-in a scornful manner
-He disdainfully turned up his nose when the hobo asked him for some money.
Candour
-Noun
-the state of being candid, open, honest in speech
-His sister possesed gread candour. She never hid her feelings.
Segacious
-Adjective
-Shrewd, wise, having good judgement
-The segacious businesswoman was very successful.
Excrescence
-Noun
-an abnormal or excessive outgrowth (unwanted)
-someone/thing that is unwanted
-The extra toe on the baby was considered an excrescence.
Indignation
-Noun
-the state or feeling of being outraged at something unjust
-When the man walked out of the store without paying, the woman had a look of indignation on her face.
Taciturn
-Adjective
-inclined to silence;reserved in speech;habitually untalkative
-The taciturn man spent the whold summer on the couch watching T.V.
Contentious
-Adjective
-arguementative or strife, quarrelsome, controvercial
-The boy was contentious when he didn't get his way.
Auspicious
-Adjective
-of good omen;boding well for the future (refers to event)
-Waking up early was an auspicious start of the day.
Iniquities
-(plural) noun
-immoral act or sin
-His iniquities caused him several punishments.
Elucidate
-Verb
-to make clear, explain
-We asked the teacher to elucidate on the subject.
Temerity
-Noun
-foolish or rash boldness, foolish disregard
-The student had the temerity to criticize the teacher.
Nebulous
-Adjective
-hazy, vague, indistinct, cloudy
*refers to memory, events, weather
-My memory was nebulous before the age of six.
Feral
-Adjective
-untamed, wild, animal-like
-That feral animal over there can hurt you if you're not careful.
Uncouth
-Adjective
-lacking good manners, refinement or grace
-Her uncouth habits kept her away from possible friends.
Adament
-Adjective
-not giving in, unrelenting, firm in purpose/opinion
-The king was adament about his decision and wouldn't change his mind.