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100 Cards in this Set

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n imbecility
weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
n tycoon
wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
s masquerade
wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
weird; causing fear because strange
n genteel
well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
n sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
n bedraggle
wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
s swamp
wetland; marsh; V: flood; overwhelm; drench in with liquid
s deserts
what someone deserves
whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
s whimsy
whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
n fanciful
whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
n hoary
white with age
wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
s havoc
widespread damage; disorder; chaos
widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
widespread; generally accepted
width; extent
n orgy
wild drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in an activity; Ex. orgy of shopping
wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
n frantic
wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
n lurid
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
wilful; intentional; headstrong
n headstrong
willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
s enterprise
willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
n meander
wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
n tortuous
winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
n serpentine
winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
n dormer
window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
n vintner
wine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine
n hibernal
wintry; wintery; of or like winter
n adage
wise saying; proverb
n sagacious
wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
n askance
with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
n apropos
with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
n incorporeal
without a material body; insubstantial
without an equal; single in kind
n spartan
without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
n insouciant
without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
without deceit
without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard; Ex. random shots; Ex. chosen at random
without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
n insensate
without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
n artless
without guile; open and honest
without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
without money
without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
n witticism
witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
n epigram
witty thought or saying, usually short
woman who rules a family or larger social group
s inamorata
woman whom a man loves
n stockade
wooden enclosure or pen; fixed line of posts used as defensive barrier
n deadpan
wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
n fleece
wool coat of a sheep; V: shear the fleece from; rob by a trick; swindle; plunder
s dyslexia
word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
s swear-word
word considered offensive; Ex. ``bloody''
word for word; in the same words; repeating the actual words exactly
n epithet
word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
s cue
word or signal (as in a play to prompt another actor's speech or entrance); reminder or hint; V: give a cue to
n onomatopoeia
words formed in imitation of natural sounds
wordy; N. verbosity
n diffuse
wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
n opus
work (esp. musical composition); Ex. magnum opus: masterpiece; CF. opera
n militate
work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
n dabble
work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
n collage
work of art put together from fragments
s deputize
work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
s elaborate
work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
n mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
n threadbare
worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
worsen; aggravate; embitter
n idolatry
worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
n chaff
worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
n nugatory
worthless; futile
n grapple
wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
n miscreant
wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
s wiggle
wriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions
wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
s crinkle
n corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
n subpoena
writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
write; compose
s parchment
writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat