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100 Cards in this Set

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pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
penitent; repentant; N. contrition
n gentry
people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
perceive intuitively (by or as if by magic); foresee the future; foretell; dowse; ADJ. N. divination
perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
n stickler
perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
n interregnum
period between two successive reigns or governments
period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
s prime
period of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare
period of time
periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
n molt(moult)
periodically shed or cast off hairs or feathers (for replacement by a new growth)
permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
s executioner
person administering capital punishment
n sage
person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
person convicted of a grave crime; CF. felony: serious crime
s executor
person designated to execute the terms of a will; ¿¹¼ú ÀÛÇ°ÀÇ Á¦ÀÛÀÚ
person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
s executive
person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
person interested mostly in external objects and actions
s dignitary
person of high rank or position
person of no importance; nonexistence
n magnate
person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
n quarry
person or animal of pursuit; victim; object of a hunt; prey
n supernumerary
person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
person receiving protection and support from a patron
n hypochondriac
person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
s trickster
person who cheats people
n numismatist
person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
s hothead
person who does things too quickly without thinking; ADJ. hotheaded
person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
person who establishes (an organization or business)
n kleptomaniac
person who has a compulsive desire to steal
s hostage
person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
s apiarist
person who keeps bees
person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
n poseur
person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
n tanner
person who turns animal hides into leather
n heckler
person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
person with an insane desire to set things on fire
person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
s coax
persuade by flattery
n cajole
persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
n suborn
persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
n pontifical
pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
n germinal
pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
n horticultural
pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
n thespian
pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress
pertaining to earthquakes
n existential
pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
pertaining to farewell; N: farewell address (esp. at graduation exercises)
n piscatorial
pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
n thermal
pertaining to heat; producing heat; warm; Ex. thermal bath; N: rising current of warm air
n infernal
pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
pertaining to language
pertaining to marriage
pertaining to marriage
pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
n mnemonic
pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
pertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder
pertaining to money
pertaining to money
n filial
pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
pertaining to passionate love or sexual love
pertaining to ships or navigation
pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
n vernal
pertaining to spring
n sartorial
pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
n metallurgical
pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
n auroral
pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
pertaining to the body; bodily; physical
pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
n pulmonary
pertaining to the lungs
pertaining to the moon
pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
n pharisaical
pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
n physiological
pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
pertaining to the stars; of a star performer; outstanding; Ex. stellar attraction of the entire performance
pertaining to the universe; vast
n sylvan
pertaining to the woods or the country
pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
n badger
pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal