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100 Cards in this Set

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prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
s drama
prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
prosper; flourish
n tutelary
protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
protest; objection; V. remonstrate: say in protest
n expostulation
protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
n archetype
prototype; primitive pattern
s gnarl
protruding knot on a tree; V.
s bulge
protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
n protuberance
protrusion; swelling; bulge
prove genuine
proverb; truth pithily stated
s cater
provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
n defray
provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
n skimp
provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
s nourish
provide with food necessary for life and growth
provide with some quality; endow
n document
provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
providing a general overview; summary; N. synopsis
providing for future needs; displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies; OP. improvident
s nutritious
providing nourishment
prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
n circumspect
prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
s prize
pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
n libido
psychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
public declaration of principles; statement of policy
n archives
public records; place where public records are kept
s expos\\'e
public revelation of something discreditable
public speaker
s forum
public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
n purse
pucker; contract (lips) into wrinkles; N: wallet
n whiff
puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint; Ex. whiff of perfume/scandal
n chastise
punish as by beating; criticize severely
punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
n punitive
punishing; Ex. punitive measures
punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
s sheer
pure; thin and transparent; very steep
purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
n quintessence
purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
n perverse
purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
n obtrude
push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
s shove
push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
n nonplus
put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
s imperil
put in danger
n marshal
put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
n relegate
put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument
put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
n don
put on; OP. doff
n intrude
put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
s sift
put through a sieve to separate fine from coarse particles; sort or examine carefully
put to rout; stampede; drive out; N: complete defeat and disorderly retreat
n entrance
put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
n charlatan
quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
n timbre
quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
n poignancy
quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
s providence
quality of being provident; divine care; god's care; Providence: god; Ex. It seemed like providence that the doctor happened to be there; ADJ. providential: of divine providence; fortunate
quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
s charm
quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
n wrangle
quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
s scrappy
quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
n droll
queer and amusing
n interrogate
question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
n grill
question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
n nostrum
questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
n dubious
questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
n cavil
quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
s brisk
quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
quick clever reply
s nimble
quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
quick sharp reply; V.
quote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
radiating; departing from the center
raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
n foray
raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
s bar
railing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister
raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
n welt
raised mark from a beating or whipping
n dais
raised platform for speakers or other important people
n rostrum
raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
s pulpit
raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
n ken
range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken