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100 Cards in this Set

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arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
n odious
arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
s graduate
arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
s rig
arrangement of masts and sails; V: equip (a ship) with rigging; ADJ. rigging: ropes that hold up a ship's sails
arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
s meter
arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
n hubris
arrogance; excessive self-conceit
n overweening
arrogant; presumptuous
arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
n gastronomy
art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
n rhetoric
art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
n choreography
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
n prosody
art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
n sluice
artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)
n culvert
artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
artificial; pretended
n factitious
artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
n ashen
ash-colored; deadly pale
assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
assent; agree passively; comply without protest
assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
assign; set apart for a particular purpose
assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
n abet
assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
n quench
assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
s pose
assume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others); Ex. pose a threat; N.
n posture
assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
n supposititious
assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
n dumbfound(dumfound)
astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
n heinous
atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
n bombardment
attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
n polemic
attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
n revile
attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
n iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
s court
attempt to gain; seek; woo; risk; behave so as to invite; attempt to gain the favor of by attention; Ex. court disaster
n engage
attract; employ; hire; pledge oneself; confront; fight; enter into confliction; interlock; lock together; participate; N. engagement: agreement to marry; arrangement to meet someone or to do something; battle
n personable
attractive (in personality or appearance)
attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
s prepossessing
attractive; apealing; CF. preoccupying ?
n impute
attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
n dictum
authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
s decree
authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
n magisterial
authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
n pundit
authority on a subject; expert; learned person
authorized agent; authority to act for another
s postmortem
autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
n covetous
avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
aversion; dislike or opposition
n shirk
avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
n eschew
avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
award of merit; strong praise and approval
awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
n hinterlands
back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
s grouch
bad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble
s peevish
bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
n surly
bad-tempered; rude; cross
s cross
bad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
s puzzle
baffle or confuse by a difficult problem; ponder over a problem in an effort to solve; clarify or solve by reasoning; Ex. puzzle out the answer; N.
balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
n equipoise
balance; balancing force; equilibrium
ban on commerce or other activity
n ostracize
banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
banish to the country; dwell in the country
bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
n chaffing
bantering; joking
s debar
bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
s stump
base of a tree trunk left after the rest has been cut down; V: walk in a heavy manner; baffle; puzzle
based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
based on experience
based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
basic; primary; essential
basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
s prefigure
be a sign of; foreshadow
n fret
be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
s beware
be cautious (of)
n dote
be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
n behoove(behove)
be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
n betray
be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
n seethe
be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
n prevail
be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
n nib
beak(bill); pen point