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100 Cards in this Set

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portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
s championship
position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
s healthy
possessing good health; healthful
s tenancy
possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
postpone; delay or put off
postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
pour off gently (wine or liquid)
pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
power of endurance; strength; staying power
power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
s surge
powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
n mogul
powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
n puissant
powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
n impuissance
powerlessness; feebleness
practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
practical; able to be carried out; practicable
n teetotalism
practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
n extol
praise very highly; glorify
n plaudit
praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
praising; full of eulogy
prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
n frolicsome
prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
n invocation
prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
n nicety
precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
s forerunner
predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
predict (according to present indications)
n predilection
preference; partiality
premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
n regimen
prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
s pass_off
present falsely; represent falsely to be
s forward
presumptuous or bold
n dissimulate
pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
n sham
pretend; feign; ADJ: not genuine; fake; Ex. sham jewelry; N: something that is not what it appears; impostor; pretense; Ex. The agreement was a sham.
pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
n bluff
pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
s pretension
pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
prevailing style; current fashion; manner; way of doing something; Ex. in the latest mode; Ex. simple mode of life
prevent by taking action in advance
n preempt
prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
n caucus
private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
n conclave
private secret meeting
privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
n sensitization
process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
s nutrition
process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
n cavalcade
procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
n emboss
produce a design in raised relief; decorate with a raised design
s squelch
produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF. ÁøÈëÀ» À§¿¡¼­ ¹âÀ» ¶§
s breed
produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
n igneous
produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
n visionary
produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
s fertile
producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
producing motion; of motion
producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
s fruitful
producing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
n lachrymose
producing tears; tearful
profane; violate the sanctity of
profitable; producing wealth
n docket
program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
prohibit; forbid; N.
prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
n cornice
projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó¸¶ Àå½Ä
n extrapolation
projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
n salient
prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
n tout
promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
n tendentious
promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
n slur
pronounce indistinctly; speak indistinctly; mumble
n tract
propaganda pamphlet (esp. by a religious or political group); expanse of land; region of indefinite size; system of related organs; Ex. digestive tract
s decorous
proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
n prim
proper to the point of affectation; very precise and formal; exceedingly proper
s finished
properly made and complete; Ex. finished product/performance
s patrimony
property inherited from a father
n sibylline
prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)