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233 Cards in this Set

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tedious
tiresome and boring
arrogance
haughtiness; pride mixed with contempt
variable
changeable, inconstant
exasperation
extreem irritation or annoyance
ambiguities
statements or events whose meanings are unclear
pessimistic
having to do with expecting the worst; gloomy
preliminary
preparatory; coming before the main business
trepidation
fear or agitation; nervous dread
automation
a system or equipment that is self-reglating
visceral
instinctive or emotional; not rational or intellectual
abhors
detests, intensely dislikes
vindictive
spiteful; vengeful; bearing a grudge
cog
one of the tooth like projections on the rim of a wheel that is used to trasfer motion by locking into the teeth of a similar wheel
virtue
goodness; moral and ethical excellance
enjoined
ordered
void
feeling of emptiness or loss
procure
get, obtain
volatile
changing rapidly from one mood to another
unwieldy
awkward, clumsy
aquatic
relating to growing or living in water
installation
the act of putting in place
abhor
to loathe or hate
grievance
injustice, complaint
archipelago
group of many small islands
gadget
any small, helpful device, usually mechanical in nature
awe
feeling of wonder, reverence, or fear
propulsion
a propelling or driving source
mercurial
changeable;unpredictable
sophon
a bent tub for drawing liquid out of one container into anouther by air pressure
agitation
a disturbed, upset ot troubled state of mind
outrigger
projecting frame or span that runs out from the main structure
detest
to dislike intensely, to hate
catapult
device for lauching an aircraft from the deck of a ship
ecstasy
state of great joy, delight, or rapture
cunning
cleverness, slyness
egotism
conceit; selfishness;vanity
lamentable
distressing, sad
solitude
the state of being alone; isolated
provision
a stipulation or condition
creduality
an excessive inclination to beleive
agile
able to move in a quick and easy way
antagonism
active opposition or hostility
apparatus
tools or equipment necessary to do a job; mechanism
aversion
strong dislike or distaste
remnants
remaining persons or things
porous
full of small holes through which liquids and gasses can pass
waverer
one who changes or is unsteady
esteem
high regard
granulate
to grind into grains
bravado
show of bravness without much real courage
pensive
thinking deeply or seriously
aloofness
state of being removed or distant in feeling; indifferent
perforate
to make a pattern of holes in, allowing for ease in seperation
adulation
excessive or lavish praise and admiration
sallow
od a sickly, pale-yellowish complection
tolerate
to put put up with or endure; to abide
eloquence
speech that is vivid, forceful, and graceful and persuasive
lethargic
sluggish; dull; sleepy
augmenting
increaseing, enlargeing
regress
to go back to an earlier way of thinking or acting
heretics
those who hold a belief opposed to the established teachings of a church
superficial
shallow or not genuine; only concerned with surface aspects
repeal
to do away with; to annul; to withdraw
seclusion
isolation; a condition of being alone
velocity
speed; rate of motion; swiftmess
magnitude
size; importance; greatness
kinsmen
relatives
listless
weary; bored, seeming too tired to care about being interested or active
vile
worthless, cheep, low
belligerent
hostile; aggressive; fond of fighting
pernicious
causing great injury or ruin
aloof
reserved; removed in interest or feeling
facilitate
to make easier; to help bring about
urbance
smoothly polite, refined, and relegant
peruse
examine in detail
fastidious
very particular about personal details; showing great delicacy in taste
obstruct
to hinder; to impede; to block the course of
rejuvenate
to make one feel young again; to invigorate
pulverize
to grind to powder or brak into small peices
gratify
to please; to satisfy
alloy
metal made by melting together two or more metals, or a metal and a non-metal
organic
related to living organisms containing carbon compounds
prostrate
lying face downward
contrite
feeling or expressing sorrow or regret for misconduct
transgression
wrongdoing, sin
hypocite
insicere person; one who pretends to be virtuous
martial
military
commend
to praise or express approval of
fickle
changeable
chasm
deep opening or gap in the earth
readjust
to rearrange agian; to put in order agian
chafe
to feel discontent or irritation
excile
to bannish
proclaim
to announce publicly; to declare
incandescent
giving off light because a material has been heated white hot
proximity
nearness
sluggish
slow moving or lacking energy
laconic
using a minimum of word,; breif; terse
galvanize
to give metals a rustproof coating of zinc
avert
to prevent or avoid; to keep from happeneing
hydraulic
opperated by or using the power or pressure of a liquid, especially water in motion
arrogant
overly proud; haughty
vial
a small bottle containing medicine or other liquids
conductive
helpful; favorable
refute
to disprove; to show that a claim or arguement is false
grandiloquent
using lofty or pompous style of speaking
fray
noisy fight
repress
to put down or hold back; to supress
haughty
arrogant
terrestrial
concerned woth the earth
loathsome
disgusting
crevice
narrow opening; a fissure
solace
comfort
invigorating
refresing; having an energizing effect
penury
extreme poverty
inductee
person who has been or soon will be installed, enrolled, ot initiated
sepulcher
tomb
molten
liquified by heat
gallant
brave and noble
fissure
long, deep, narrow split or crack
illegitiment
not according to the law; unlawful
indulgent
taking unrestrained pleasure in; gratifying a desire
contradiction
a conditon of being inconsistant ot in opposition
brink
the edge on top of a steep place
incriminate
to charge with or show involvement in a crime
diversity
variety
infraction
violation; the act of breaking the law
auspicious
favorable; showing signs of good fortune
inclination
a natural leaning; a preferance
smolder
to burn, and sometimes smoke, with out flames
propensity
natural learning; leaning
noteworthy
remarkable; worthy of notice; memorable
practical
sensible; level headed; not speculative
magnanimous
generous; noble in soul or mind
inherent
inborn; intrinsic
podium
raised platform for public speaking
speculation
careful thought based on incomplete info; connjecture
censure
to expree blame or disapproval
conspiracy
a plot to do something unlawful or wrong
respite
a short rest or pause; a lull
formulate
to state in a systematic mannor
dominate
to control by strength or power; to master
suave
plished; smoothly agreeable or polite
eligible
properly qualified; suitable
aptitude
special talent, ability, or capacity
gloat
to think of triomphantly, with great and sometimes malicious satisfaction
provocative
tending to excite, stir up, or stimulate
gait
way of walking or running
circumspect
discreet; cautious
posthumous
happening after death
illogical
not reasonable; senseless
ravenous
to recover from an illness, injury, or loss
enlightne
to teach or inform; to free from ignorance or prejudice
astute
shrewd; having keen insight and judgement
deduction
that which is learned or concluded by reasoning from a general principle or rule
anticipate
to look forward to or expect
alias
assumed name used to hide a person;s real identity
piteous
moving the heart; deserving of sympathy
client
person or organiztion for whom a lawyer or other professional acts
vitality
energy; life; vigor
consistent
unvarying; free from contradiction
agitate
to disturb or upset
esoteric
understood only by a few
dignitary
person of high rank or in a position of honor
pedantic
giving too mcuh importance to book learning, rules, and therories and undervaluing practical experences
dormant
in a state of rest; not in motion
engender
to produce or cause
ebb
the flow of the tide away from the shore; falling of the tide
culprit
offender; person accused of or guilty of a crime
demeanor
the way a person appears and acts; outward manner
precocious
unusually bright or mature for one's age
humiliate
to shame; to lower the self-esteem of
impertinent
rude; disrespectful
stamina
strength to withstand a condition or situation; endurance
vain
conceited; overly proud of one's appearance, abilities, or achievements
pathetic
marked by sorrow or melancholy
acquit
to declare a person not guilty after considering the evidance
protrude
to jut out
ideology
set of opinions or therories about political or social issues held by an individual or group
degenerate
to grow worse
conception
idea or impression
attribute
to think of as caused by or characterisitic of
aborgate
to do away with; to abolish
influential
having power to indirectly sway or alter events or a person's actions
dup
person easily deceived; one who has been cheated or tricked
felicitous
particulary appropriate
immature
lacking complete growth or development; childish in manner
tact
ability to say and do the correct thing; skill in dealing with people
inquisitive
curious; interested
perturb
to distress or disturb greatly
jovial
good-humored; full of fun; jolly
impropriety
quality of being unsuitable, wrong, or improper
uncouth
crude, ill-mannered or rude
glaze
a thin, slippery coating of ice
coalesce
to grow together; to join forces
panorama
wide, uninterrupted view of an entire area
genial
cheerful; kindly; friendly
emerge
to appear or rise into view
confront
to meet face-to-face
recur
to be repeated; to occur agian
meditate
to reflect; to think deeply and seriously
populate
to live in or occupy
convoke
to call together; to summon to a meeting
abstemious
moderate or sparing in eating and drinking
counsel
advice given after consultation
tributary
stream or river that flows into a larger body of water
comprehension
understanding; a mental grasp of something
procrastinate
to delay; to put things off until later
accomplice
person who helps another in commiting a crime
cower
to shrink from in fear; to cringe
enact
to make into a law
meditation
deep thought; reflection
jaunt
short pleasure excursion or trip
decorous
acting in good taste; proper
eccentric
odd; peculiar
aggravate
to make worse or more troublesome
console
to comfort
haughtiness
offensive pride and disdainfulness
momentous
weighty; of great consequence or importance
boisterous
having to do with loud noise caused by great enthusiasm and high spirits
rationalize
to justify; to find an explanation or excuse for
spontaneous
done naturally and freely, without prompting or planning
condescending
having to do with coming down to the level of one's real or imagined inferiors
scowl
to frown or glower angerily; to look sullen
reprimand
to scold severely
deception
false or misleading representation
convivial
fond of eating, drinking and good company
irk
to annoy; to make weary or irritated
effusive
overflowing; showing too much feeling; too demonstrative
evasuve
intending to be vague or to avoid
frigid
cold in feeling; lacking warmth
vice
a harmfun or immoral habit or tendancy
exasperate
to annoy extremely; to make angry