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100 Cards in this Set

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sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
summit; highest point; PL. vertices
n aureole
sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
superfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious
n supererogatory
superfluous; more than needed or demanded
superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
n codicil
supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
n litany
supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
n stint
supply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. without stint
supplying nourishment
support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
n fulcrum
support on which a lever rests or pivots
s pedestal
support or base as for a pillar or statue
s prop
support placed under or against something; V.
support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
n buttress
support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
n bolster
support; reinforce
supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
supporter; follower
supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
n strut
supporting bar; CF. airplane wingÀ̳ª building µîÀ» support
supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
n putative
supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
n stifle
suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
n quell
suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
s self-righteous
sure of one's own righteousness; moralistic
s finish
surface texture; completeness of execution
surmise; guess; V.
n extradition
surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
n disgorge
surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
n capitulate
surrender; give up all resistance
s encircle
s engulf
surround and swallow up
s hem
surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.
surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
n relic
surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse; Ex. ancient relics; Ex. relics of his travel; Ex. His relics are buried at X.
susceptible to wounds or attack; N. vulnerability
n abeyance
suspended action
sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
n bravado
swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
n miasma
swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
n swathe
swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
s sentimental
swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments
sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
n dulcet
sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
n billowing
swelling out in waves; surging
n chisel
swindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting
n bilk
swindle; cheat
s sway
swing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.
n eddy
swirling current of water, air, etc.; V.
s sidetrack
switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
n turgid
swollen; distended (as from liquid)
symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
s compassion
sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
system of religious or ethical belief
s scheme
systematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a scheme
systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
s distract
take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
n dismantle
take apart; disassemble
s presume
take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
n lap
take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently; Ex. waves lapping the shore; N: front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person
n doff
take off; OP. don
s conspire
take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
s luxuriate
take pleasure in great comfort
n expropriate
take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
n retroactive
taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
n painstaking
taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
n flair
n expatiate
talk at length; speak or write in detail
n drone
talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.
n prattle
talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
n prate
talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
n blowhard
talkative boaster; braggart
talkative; N. loquacity
talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
target of a hunt; victim; V: hunt and eat as prey; victimize; Ex. Cats prey on mice.
n quip
taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
n brindled
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
n tithe
tax of one-tenth (contributed to a church); V: pay a tithe
teach (ideas or principles); instill
teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
teacher; CF. child leader
teaching; art of education
teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal