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100 Cards in this Set

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n venal
capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
capable of being repaired
n tensile
capable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber
n prehensile
capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
n sentient
capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
capable of using either hand with equal ease
n vagary
capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
n whimsical
capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
n mercurial
capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
careful about money; economical; N. thrift
n studied
carefully contrived; calculated; unspontaneous; deliberate; thoughtful; Ex. studied remark
n lax
careless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service
s plane
carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
s vulture
carrion-eating birds
n scabbard
case for a sword blade; sheath
n quiver
case for arrows
s bewitch
cast a spell over; captivate completely
n cavalier
casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
casual; done without prior thought or preparation
casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
n descry
catch sight of (something distant)
n pander
cater to (the low desires of others)
cause of complaint; complaint
s indoctrinate
cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
cause to sprout; sprout
s suspend
cause to stop for a period; interrupt; hold in abeyance; defer; hang from above; exclude for a period from a position; Ex. suspended state; Ex. suspend judgment; Ex. suspended from the team; N. suspension
cause; produce; create
cause; produce; give rise to
n prompt
cause; urge; provoke; provide a cue (for an actor); ADJ: done without delay; done at the right time; punctual; on time; N: reminder or cue
s touching
causing a feeling of pity or sympathy; pathetic; V. touch: cause to feel pity or sympathy; ADJ. touched
n problematic
causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
n carcinogenic
causing cancer; N. carcinogen
causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
s grim
causing great fear; unrelenting; determined in spite of fear; Ex. grim smile
n analgesic
causing insensitivity to pain; N.
s nauseous
causing nausea; feeling nausea
n pestilential(pestilent)
causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
n vitriolic
causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
cautious; careful; prudential
n chary
cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
n luminary
celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
censure; rebuke; N. reproof
central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
n mace
ceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority; clublike medieval weapon
ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
n ordination
ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
n certitude
s curb
chain or strap used with a bit to restrain a horse; something that checks; V: check; restrain
n shackle
chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
n hap
chance; luck
s odds
chances; probability; disagreement; Ex. The odds are that it will rain. Ex. at odds with
n vicissitude
change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
n veer
change in direction; swerve
change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
n ossify
change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
s shift
change position or place; exchange (one thing) for another; change in direction or position; Ex. shift the stolen goods; N. group of workers which takes turns with other groups; working period of such a group
s variegate
change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
n gerrymander
change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
n volatile
changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
changing its habitat; wandering; Ex. migrant birds/workers; N: one that migrates
s padre
chaplain (in the armed forces)
characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
n impeach
charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
charge in court; indict
charge; N. indictment
n mountebank
charlatan; boastful pretender
charlatan; impostor
n talisman
charm; object believed to give supernatural powers to or protect its bearer
n amulet
charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
n winsome
charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
charming; attractive
n idyllic
charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
n babble
chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
n jabber
chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
n tawdry
cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
n cozen
cheat; hoodwink; swindle
cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
n jaunty
cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
cheerful promptness without reluctance
n geniality
cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
s fermentation
chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
n masticate
n ruminate
chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
chief; first; Ex. archbishop
n cardinal
chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
n puerile
childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
childish; infantlike
n progeny
children; offspring; descendants
choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
s draw
choosing of a lot or card