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22 Cards in this Set

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substantiate
to establish by evidence; to prove; to give substantial form to
intransigent
refusing to compromise; irreconcilable
encomium
a formal expression of praise; a lavish tribute
acquisitive
able to get and retain information; concerned with acquiring wealth
carping
tending to find fault; petty, nagging criticism
insatiable
so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
temporize
to stall or act evasively; to compromise
arrogate
to claim or take without right
coherent
sticking together; comprehensible; meaningful
congeal
to change from liquid to solid; to thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
largesse
generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
invidious
offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
reconnaissance
a survey for military purposes; preliminary inspection or examination
emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or suprassing the model
tenable
capable of being held or defended
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet; inclined to talk very little
germane
relevant; appropriate; apropos
banal
hackneyed; trite; commonplace
ramify
to separate into divisions; to divide and spread out like branches
excoriation
a strong denunciation; the act of stripping or wearing off the skin
eschew
to avoid; to shun; to keep away from
belabor
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly