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60 Cards in this Set

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abscond
to run off and hide (v)
access
approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase (n) to get at, obtain (v)
anarchy
a lack of government and law; confusion (n)
arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort (adj)
auspicious
favorable; fortunate (adj)
biased
favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
daunt
to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage (v)
disentangle
to free from tangles or complications (v)
fated
determined in advance by destiny or fortune (adj)
hoodwink
to mislead by a trick, deceive (v)
inanimate
not having life; without energy or spirit (adj)
incinerate
to burn to ashes (v)
intrepid
very brave, fearless, unshakable (adj)
larceny
theft(n)
pliant
bending readily; easily influenced (adj)
pompous
overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious (adj)
precipice
a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of a disaster (n)
rectify
to make right, correct (v)
reprieve
a temporary relief or delay (n) to grant a postponement (v)
revile
to attack with words, call bad names (v)
accomplice
a person that takes part in a crime (n)
annihilate
to destroy completely (n)
arbitrary
unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness(adj)
brazen
made of brass; shameless, impudent (adj)
catalyst
a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reacion; any agent that causes change (n)
exodus
a large-scale departure or flight (n)
facilitate
to make easier; to assist (v)
incorrigible
not able to be corrected; beyond control (adj)
latent
hidden, present but not realized (adj)
militant
given to fighting; active and aggresive in support of a cause (adj) an activist (n)
morose
having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable (adj)
opaque
not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid (adj)
paramount
chief in importance, above all others (adj)
prattle
to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (v) baby talk (n)
rebut
to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute (v)
reprimand
to scold; find fault with (v) a rebuke (n)
servitude
slavery; forced labor (n)
slapdash
careless and hasty (adj)
stagnant
not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
succumb
to give way to superior force, yield (v)
atone
to make up for (v)
bondage
slavery; any state of being bound or held down (n)
credible
believable (adj)
defray
to pay for (v)
diligent
hardworking, industrious, not lazy (adj)
doleful
sad; dreary (adj)
ghastly
frightful, horrible; deathly pale
hamper
to hold back (v)
hew
to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to (v)
impoverished
poor, in a state of poverty; depleted (adj)
incessant
never stopping, going on all the time (adj)
intricate
complicated; difficult to understand (adj)
lucid
easy to understand, clear; rational, sane (adj)
posthumous
occuring or published after death (adj)
prim
overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish (adj)
sardonic
grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic (adj)
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess (adj)
supplant
to take the place of, supersede (v)
taunt
to jeer at, mock (v) an insulting or mocking remark (n)
tenacious
holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent (adj)