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36 Cards in this Set

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ABASE
TO HUMBLE OR DISGRACE
ABJURE
PROMISE OR SWEAR TO GIVE UP
ABNEGATE
TO DENY OR RENOUNCE
ADJURATION
SOLEMN URGING ”Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change thewitnesses' testimony.”
ADVENTITIOUS
ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL ”He found this adventitious meeting with hisfriend extremely fortunate.”
ANIMADVERSION
CRITICAL REMARK ”He resented the animadversions of his critics,particularly because he realized they were true.”
ARROGATE
TO ASSUME, OR CLAIM AS ONE'S OWN; TO TAKE OVER WITHOUT DUE CAUSE..“to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions toright or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.”
BALK
FOILTo stop short and refuse to go on: The horse balked at the jump. To refuse obstinately or abruptly: She balked at the very idea ofcompromise.
BETOKEN
TO INDICATE, SIGNIFY, GIVE EVIDENCE OF
BILLET
BOARD AND LODGING FOR TROOPS
BROMIDE
A DULL PERSON OR IDEA
CADGE
TO BEG, TO GET BY BEGGIN
CANARD
UNFOUNDED RUMOR OR LIE
CODICIL
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BODY OF A WILL
CONSEQUENTIAL
POMPOUS, SELF IMPORTANT
CONTENTIOUS
ARGUEMENTATIVE, CAUSING CONTROVERSY
CONTUMACIOUS
DISOBEDIENT; RESISTING AUTHORITY ”The contumacious mob shouteddefiantly at the police.”
COZEN
TO DECEIVE. BEGUILE, HOODWINK
DEBAUCH
TO CORRUPT, SEDUCE FROM VIRTUE OR DUTY, INDULGE
DISTRAIT
ABSENTMINDED, DISTRACTED
DOUGHTY
COURAGEOUS
ENJOIN
TO URGE OREDER OR COMMAND, FORBID OR PROHIBIT AS BY COURT ORDER
EQUABLE
STEADY, REGULAR
ESURIENT
HUNGRY, GREEDY
ETIOLOGY
THE STUDY OF CAUSES
EXECRABLE
VERY BAD
EXIGUOUS
SMALL, MINUTE
EXPLODE
TO DEBUNK, DISPROVE
PHARISICAL
HYPOCRITICALLY SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND CONDEMNATORY, SANCTIMONIOUS
PITTANCE
MEAGER AMOUNT OR WAGE
PLANGENT
POUNDING, THUNDERING, RESOUNDING, WAILING SOUND
PONDEROUS
HEAVY, BULKY, DULL
PRESTIDIGITATION
SLEIGHT OF HAND
PROPOUND
TO OFFER FOR CONSIDERATION; TO EXHIBIT (PROPOUND AN ARGUMENT)
PRUNE
SILLY PERSON
PONDEROUS
Having great weight. Unwieldy from weight or bulk. Lacking grace or fluency; labored and dull: a ponderous speech.