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100 Cards in this Set

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opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
opponent; enemy
oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
opposite; ADJ.
oppression; cruel government; ADJ. tyrannical: of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic; V. tyrannize: treat tyrannically; oppress
optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
n mandate
order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
n pedestrian
ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
s commonplace
ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
s institute
organization for a special purpose; V: establish
original work used as a model by others
n chase
ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
s emblazon
ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
n epaulet(epaulette)
ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
n brooch
ornamental clasp; pin
n frieze
ornamental horizontal band on a wall
ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
n flamboyant
ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
n pretentious
ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
n upshot
outcome; final result
n hue_and_cry
outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
s zest
outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
outmoded; no longer used
n outstrip
outrun; surpass; outdo
n periphery
outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
outstanding; superior
outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
n semblance
outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
n trappings
outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
n manifestation
outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
s token
outward sign; Ex. a token of our gratitude
outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
n garish
overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
n gouge
overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
n exuberance
overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
n touchy
oversensitive; easily offended; irasible; delicate; needing delicate handling; Ex. touchy situation
n glut
overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
n rave
overwhelmingly favorable review; V: talk wildly as if mad; Ex. raving lunatic
pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
n stipple
paint or draw with dots or short strokes
s varnish
paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
s monochrome
painting in only one color; ADJ.
n fresco
painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
n mauve
pale purple
n pallid
pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
n mollycoddle
pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
s mime
pantomime(act without dialogue); mimicry; mimer; V: mimic; pantomime
n larder
pantry; place where food is kept
n palimpsest
parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
pardon (an offense)
n whittle
pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
s vicar
parish priest; representative
s spoof
n proscenium
part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
s terminal
part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
n penumbra
partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
n filing
particle removed by a file
particular variety of art or literature
partly transparent
partner in crime
partnership; league; union of separate political parties
n faction
party; clique (within a large group); dissension
pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
n weather
pass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces
n seep
pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
s pastry
paste of flour and water (eaten when baked)
s plaster
paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
n madrigal
pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
s ecliptic
path of the sun and the planets
path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
n forbearance
patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
patiently submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job; ADJ. resigned: acquiescent
s recess
pause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place; Ex. parliament in recess; V. CF. recessive
s heed
pay attention to; N: close attention
n stipend
pay for services
n disburse
pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
n alimony
payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
n acme
peak; pinnacle; highest point
pedestal; raised platform
n voyeur
Peeping Tom; person who derives sexual gratification from observing the sexual acts of others