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50 Cards in this Set

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abate
to reduce in intensity or amount
antecedent
preceding a cause
arid
very dry
bane, baneful
a source of harm or destruction; harmful, destructive
beleaguer
to harass
contempt
scorn, extreme dislike or disdain
cynical
given to faultfinding, sneering, and sarcasm; exhibiting mocking disbelief
dexterous
skillful and active with the hands; manually adroit and skillful
dour
sullen, stern, harsh
exalt
to glorify, to praise, to raise in rank
felicitous
happy or delightful
impeccable
free from fault or blame
imperturbable
marked by extreme calm, impassivity, assurance and steadiness
malleable
capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable
mortify
to humiliate, to wound pride, to experience shame
obdurate
extremely stubborn, unwilling to accept advice
platitude
trite remark, banal statement
profligate
a wasteful person; extremely wasteful, given to licentiousness
pugnacious
looking for a fight, combative, belligerent
savory
appetizing
spurn
to reject or to refuse with hostility
supercilious
haughty, vain and arrogant
trite
overused, commonplace, hackneyed
vociferous
clamorous; boisterous (suggests a vehement outcry)
vulgarity
something offensive to good taste and refinement
acclaim
praise, approval; to salute; to hail
amass
to collect, to gather, to accumulate
anarchist
one who believes in the absence of government or law
banter
to speak in a witty or teasing manner
blithe
lighthearted, joyous, glad, cheerful, free of spirit
cacophonous
harsh sounding, having dissonance
commensurate
equal
complacency
the state of being self-satisfied
desiccate
to dry up
diminution
diminishment, reduction
elicit
to bring out a response, to evoke
incessant
uninterrupted
jollity
merriment, state of being jolly
kindle
to start a fire, to stir up
parsimony
stinginess, frugality; excessive economy
panury
extreme poverty
perspicacious
having clear insight, shrewd, very perceptive
pliable
easily manipulated or able to be bent freely without breaking
quell
to quiet or to put down a disturbance
rectify
to set right or to correct
rue
to be sorry for, to regret
sluggard
a person who is lazy
stealthy
acting in a secret and sneaky way - this is a negative term
succinct
brief, compact
voluminous
marked by great volume or size