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53 Cards in this Set

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Droll
amusing in a wry, subtle way
Divine
to foretell or know by inspiration
Demur
to express doubts or objections
Abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
Ribald
humorous in a vulgar way
Slake
to calm down or moderate
Sybarite
a person devoted to pleasure or luxury
Analgesia
a lessening of pain without loss of consciousness
Jingoism
belligerent support of one's country
Juncture
point in time, especially where two things are joined
Mannered
artificial or stilted in character
Potentate
a monarch or ruler with great power
Glower
to glare or stare angrily and intensely
Pithy
profound or substantial yet concise, succinct, and to the point
Philistine
a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
Phalanx
a compact or close-knit body of people, animals, or things
Crescendo
steadily increasing in volume or force
Cabal
a secret group seeking to overturn something
Corroborate
to support with evidence
Candid
impartial and honest in speech
Blithe
joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought
Apostate
some one who rejects their faith
Dither
to act confusedly or without clear purpose
Largess
generous giving to others who may seem inferior
Latent
potential that is not readily apparent
Listless
lacking energy and enthusiasm
Demagogue
a leader or rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
Amortize
to diminish bu installment payments
Contrite
deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong
Caustic
biting in wit
Levity
an inappropriate lack of seriousness
overly casual
Viscous
thick and adhesive
like a slow flowing fluid
Polemic
controversy
argument
verbal attack
Placate
soothe or pacify
Mitigate
soften
lessen
Lassitude
a state of diminished energy
Intransigent
uncompromising
refusing to be reconciled
Itinerant
wandering from place to place
unsettled
Mollify
ease or make less severe
Tangential
digressing
diverting
Opprobrium
public disgrace
Occlude
to stop up
prevent the passage
Flag
to decline in vigor, strength, or interest
Maelstrom
whirlpool
turmoil
agitated state of mind
Banal
predictable
cliche'
boring
Iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs or institutions
Cacophony
harsh
jarring noise
Ersatz
fake
Efficacy
effectiveness
Deference
respect
courtesy
Garrulous
tending to talk a lot
Continuously
not broken
Continually
occurring repeatedly over time