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50 Cards in this Set

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ambiguous
having more than one meaning; unclear, uncertain
amiable
friendly, sociable, and congenial; civil and urbane
crass
coarse, crude, and unrefined
discursive
rambling; moving from one topic to another randomly
docile
easily managed, obedient, passive
estrange
to alienate, to separate
exonerate
to free from blame, obligation, or responsibility; to exculpate
gratuitous
given freely, unwarranted
hypothesize
to reach a conclusion based on an assumption or something not proven
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
induce
to bring on or to bring about
intractable
stubborn, difficult to manage
introspective
the quality of examining one's own mind or thoughts
lucid
easily understood, mentally sound
meticulous
taking great care
misanthrope
a hater of mankind
munificent
very generous
plagiarize
to steal and to use another's writings as one's own
profuse
extravagantly abundant, flowing freely
recluse
a person who lives in solitude, a hermit
sated
satisfied fully, indulged to excess
stupefy
to dull the senses as to put into a stupor
terse
concise
transient
quickly passing, fleeting
virtuoso
one skilled in the fine arts as an accomplished musician, a savant
abstracted
removed in thought from the immediate situation, lost in one's own mind
adulation
extreme praise or admiration
adversity
misfortune, unfavorable happening
burgeon
to sprout, to newly emerge
chimera
a fantasy; a horrible creature of the imagination
culpable
deserving blame; guilty
decadent
decaying
entreaty
a plea, an earnest request
fatuous
foolish, silly in an obnoxious way, inane
humane
kind, compassionate, sympathetic and considerate
indulgent
lenient, especially toward oneself
ineptness
lack of competence or judgement
ingrate
an ungrateful person
inundate
to flood; to overflow
miser
one who lives in wretched circumstances to save and hoard money
nefarious
extremely wicked, evil, vicious
prattle
meaningless sounds, babble
predilection
preference
procrastinate
to defer action; to delay
stoic
a stoical person; not showing passion or feeling, indifference, impassive
suffrage
right to vote
summon
to call together, to send for or to request to appear
transparent
quality of being able to be seen through; clear
turbulence
wild or disturbing activity
viable
capable of working, functioning, or developing adequately