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81 Cards in this Set

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abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless.
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority.
adumbrate
to sketch, outline in a shadowy way.
affectation
A show, pretense, or display;behavior that is assumed rather than natural, artificially.
alienate
to make hostile; separate.
arrogate
to demand, claim arrogantly.
articulate
well-spoken; expressing oneself clearly.
bellicose
warlike.
belligerent
argumentative.
chicanery
trickery; fraud; deception
coherent
intelligible; lucid, understandable.
commensurate
equal in extant.
context
part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and determines its meaning; circumstances in which an event occurs; a setting.
contumacious
obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
convoke
to call together; summon
abortive
unsuccessful; fruitless.
abrogate
to abolish, usually by authority.
adumbrate
to sketch, outline in a shadowy way.
affectation
A show, pretense, or display;behavior that is assumed rather than natural, artificially.
alienate
to make hostile; separate.
arrogate
to demand, claim arrogantly.
articulate
well-spoken; expressing oneself clearly.
bellicose
warlike.
belligerent
argumentative.
chicanery
trickery; fraud; deception
coherent
intelligible; lucid, understandable.
commensurate
equal in extant.
context
part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and determines its meaning; circumstances in which an event occurs; a setting.
contumacious
obstinately disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
convoke
to call together; summon
credibiltiy
believeabilitly.
denizen
inhabitant or resident; regular visitor.
deranged
insane
derogate
to belittle;l disparage.
diminution
lessening; reduction in size.
disillusionment
freeing from false belief or illusions.
disquietude
uneasiness; anxiety
dubious
questionable; filled with doubt.
eclectic
composed of elements drawn from disparate sources.
equivocate
to use vague or ambiguous language intentionally.
erudite
learned or scholarly.
evanescent
fleeting; vanishing.
geniality
cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy.
hackneyed
commonplace, trite.
indiscernible
difficult or impossible to preceive
ineffable
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech.
inexplicable
difficult or impossible to explain or account for.
infallible
unerring; incapable of making a mistake; perfect.
insidious
treacherous; stealthy; sly.
insolence
impudent disrespect; haughtiness.
jocular
said or done as a joke
laudable
praiseworthy.
libertine
one who acts without moral restrain, a dissolute person.
lissome
easily flexed, lumber, agile
lithe
flexible; supple.
lugubrious
sorrowful; mournful; dismal.
malinger
to evade responsibility by preteding to be ill.
manifesto
declaration; statement of policy.
Materialism
preoccupation with physical comforts and things.
mendacious
dishonest
mephitic
having a foul odor; foul-smelling.
minatory
threatening; menacing.
obstreperous
noisily and stubbornly defiant; aggressive boisterous.
obtuse
lubnt, stupid
opprobrium
disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; igonminy.
pellucid
transparent; translucent; easily understood.
penultimate
next to last.
penumbra
a partial shadow; an area within which distinction or resolution is difficult or uncertain.
perspicacious
shrewd; astute, keen witted.
prolixity
tedious wordiness; verbosity.
protege
person receiving protection and support from a patron.
recondite
not easily understood; abstruse.
redolent
fragrant; odorous; suggestive or and odor.
relegate
banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign.
requite
to return or repay
rhetoric
persuasive use of language.
ruminate
ponder, mull over; chew over and over (mentally, or like cows, physically.
sensual
satisfying or gratifying the senses; suggesting sexuality.
sentient
aware, conscious, able able to pperceive.
seraphic
angelic, pure, sublime.
solidarity
a union of interests, purposes or sympathies among member of a group; fellowship of responsibilities and interests.