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100 Cards in this Set

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abrogate (v)
to repeal, to set aside, to nullify
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abscond (v)
to leave quickly and secretively
2
accolade (n)
award or honor, high praise
3
adjure (v)
to command or urge solemnly and earnestly
4
aggrieve (v)
to distress, to mistreat
5
ameliorate (v)
to make better, to ease or improve
6
anathema (n)
something or someone loathed or intensely disliked
7
ancillary (adj)
subsidiary, subordinate
8
antipodal (adj)
situated on opposite sides of the earth, or being exactly opposite
9
apostasy (n)
abandonment of a loyalty or religion
10
assignation (n)
a secret meeting, a tryst, or something assigned
11
bandy (v)
to toss back and forth, to exchange, to use in a glib way
12
bathos (n)
a transition from the illustrious to commonplace, overdone pathos, triteness
13
bilious (adj)
red, cranky, angry
14
bivouac (n)
temporary encampment
15
bumptious (adj)
pushy, conceited, noisily self-assertive
16
Byzantine (adj)
extremely intricate or complicated in structure
17
cabal (n)
a secret group of conspirators, a clique
18
calumny (n)
slander, deliberate false statements
19
cavil (v)
to quibble, to raise trivial objections
20
comport (v)
to behave
31
concomitant(adj)
accompanying, attending, going along with
32
conflagration (n)
a large, disastrous fire
33
coterie (n)
an intimate group of people with a common interest
34
decimate (v)
to kill or destroy a large part of something
35
depredate (v)
to prey upon, to plunder with violence if necessary
36
determinism (n)
a philosophy that says things are determined in ways that are out of human hands
37
dichotomy (n)
division into two often contradictory parts
38
dissipate (v)
to break up, to squander, to indulge excessively in sensual pleasure
39
draconian (adj)
severe, exceedingly harsh
40
effete (adj)
exhausted, lost vitality, over-refined
enervate (v)
to weaken, to sap the strength
ennui (n)
boredom, listlessness, lack of interest
ensconce (v)
to settle in snugly, to hide in a secure place
erudite (adj)
scholarly, deeply learned, well read
feckless (adj)
lacking responsibility, ineffective
feral (adj)
wild, like an wild animal, savage
fetter (v)
to impede, retrain, hamper
flagellate (v)
to whip, or to punish as if by whipping
foment (v)
to stir up, to incite
forswear (v)
retract, renounce or recant
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gestalt (n)
a structure whose parts cannot stand alone
42
gesticulate (v)
to gesture, especially when speaking
43
gird (v)
to invest with authority, to brace
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histrionic (adj)
overly dramatic, theatrical, deliberately affected
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ignominious (adj)
disgraceful, dishonorable
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impecunious (adj)
without money, penniless
47
impugn (v)
to attack the integrity of something
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implacable (adj)
not capable of being appeased or mollified
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inchoate (adj)
just beginning, not organized or orderly, incomplete
50
iniquitous (adj)
evil, unjust
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insouciant (adj)
nonchalant, lighthearted, unconcerned
52
intransigent (adj)
uncompromising, stubborn
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inveterate (adj)
habitual, deeply rooted or established
54
juggernaut (n)
a massive, unstoppable object
55
lassitude (n)
a weariness, listlessness, a state of lethargy
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libidinous (adj)
lustful, lascivious
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machination (n)
scheming activity for an evil purpose
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malfeasance (n)
an illegal act—especially by a public official
59
martinet (n)
one who adheres strictly to the rules
60
mendacious (adj)
dishonest, deceitful
myopia (n)
nearsightendness, lacking foresight
nepotism (n)
showing favoritism to friends or family, as in granting positions in jobs or politics
nihilism (n)
the belief that there are no values or morals in the universe, that existence is senseless or useless
noisome (adj
harmful, unwholesome, stinking, putrid
obdurate (adj)
stubborn
obsequious (adj)
fawning, subservient, servile
onerous (adj)
burdensome, oppressive, troublesome
onus (n)
burden, blame, obligation
opprobrious (adj)
damning, extremely critical, disgraceful
panacea (n)
a remedy that cures everything
71
paradigm (n)
a model or example
72
philistine (n)
a smugly insensitive and ignorant person who has no knowledge of intellectual or artistic objects
73
phlegmatic (adj)
calm, indifferent, not easily aroused
74
plebeian (adj)
common, vulgar, low class
75
pluralism (n)
a society in which distinct groups function together but retain their identities
76
portent (n)
an omen, a sign nor something coming, a foreshadowing
77
probity (n)
honesty, uprightness
78
prurient (adj)
lascivious, have lustful thoughts or desires
79
punctilious (adj)
meticulously attentive to detail, exacting
80
recidivism (n)
the act of repeating an offense
redoubtable (adj)
formidable, fearsome, deserving of respect
remuneration (n)
payment, recompense
rife (adj)
widespread, abounding, occurring frequently
ruminate (v)
to muse upon
sallow (adj)
sickly, greenish-yellow
saturnine (adj)
sullen, gloomy, depressed
sententious (adj)
preachy, pompous, using wise sayings excessively
slatternly (adj)
squalid, slovenly, foul, unclean
somnolent (adj)
drowsy, sleepy
spate (n)
a sudden outburst
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stalwart (adj)
unwavering, robust, sturdily built
92
tendentious (adj)
advancing a point of view, biased
93
timorous (adj)
fearful, easily frightened
94
umbrage (n)
displeasure or resentment
95
vagary (n)
a whim, an unpredictable action
96
venerate (v)
to honor, to worship, to respect
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veracious (adj)
truthful, honest
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vitriolic (adj)
corrosive, biting, bitterly scathing
99
wont (n)
custom, habit
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