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10 Cards in this Set

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Tantalize
Definition: to arouse hopes that will be frustrated
Synonyms: tempt, tease, entice
Related Words: allure, whet
Labyrinth
Definition: complex, intricate network of passages; complicated situation; maze
Synonyms: maze, tangle, conundrum
Related Word: intricacy
Machiavellian
Definition: unprincipled and crafty
Synonyms: cunning, crafty, deceitful, guileful
Related Words: devious, unscrupulous, conniving, amoral
Contrasted Words: candid, frank, aboveboard
Laconic
Definition: brief, concise
Synonyms: brief, to the point, concise, terse
Related Words: succinct, compendious, curt, taciturn
Contrasted Words: verbose, loquacious, garrulos, prolix
Maudlin
Definition: excessively sentimental
Synonyms: mushy, tear-jerking, mawkish
Related Words: bathetic, lachrymose
Galvanize
Definition: startle, excite, shock, electrify
Synonyms: excite, stimulate, animate
Related Words: vitalize, exhilarate
Contrasted Words: lull, pacify, sedate, tranquilize, stupefy
Lethargic
Definition: lazy, sluggish, lacking energy
Synonyms: drowsy, torpid
Related Words: languid, languorous, indolent, slothful, listless, phlegmatic
Contrasted Words: animated, vivacious, ebullient
Ostracize
Definition: exclude from society, refuse to associate with, banish
Synonyms: reject, isolate, shun
Related Words: proscribe, oust
Gregarious
Definition: liking the company of others; sociable
Synonyms: sociable, social, convivial
Related Words: extroverted, affable, amiable, amicable
Contrasted Words: introverted, solitary
Egregious
Definitions: outstandingly bad
Synonyms: outrageous, flagrant
Related Words: gross, rank, atrocious, heinous, execrable, appaling