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131 Cards in this Set

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acumen
keenness;insight; depth of perception
alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
abeyance
suspension; temporary inactivity
abjure
to renounce upon oath; to avoid
axiom
universal principle, a given possessing self evident truth
bucolic
characteristic of rural areas
capricious
changing ones mind impulsively, erratic, unpredictable
chary
wary, cautious
dissemble
to disguise; mislead
endemic
characteristic of a particular region or people
enervate
weaken, reduce in vitality
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom
equivocate
to use ambiguous language intending to deceive
exigent
urgent; pressing
flout
to demonstrate contempt for
fulminate
loudly attack or denounce
germane
relevant to the subject at hand
halcyon
calm and peaceful
impecunious
lacking funds
implacable
not capable of being appeased or changed
impunity
immunity from punishment or penalty
inchoate
not fully formed
incipient
beginning to come into being or become apparent
ingenuous
artless, frank, lacking in sophistication
inimical
damaging, harmful
exscind
to cut out/cut away
expiation
ending, expiring
irascible
easily angered
inveigle
to attain by deception, flatter
timorous
fearful, timid
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness of
expedient
a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
ambrosial
extremely pleasing to the senses, divine (as related to the gods) or delicious (n: ambrosia)
anomalous
peculiar; unique, contrary to the norm (n: anomaly)
antipathy
hostility toward, objection, or aversion to
attenuate
weaken (adj: attenuated)
aver
to declare
cadge
to get something by taking advantage of someone
chicanery
deception by trickery
corroborate
to strengthen or support
craven
cowardly, a coward
depredation
the act of preying upon or plundering
descry
to make clear, to say
disabuse
to free a person from falsehood or error
efficacy
effectiveness, capability of producing a desired effect
effluent
the quality of flowing out; something that flows out
emollient
softening; something that softens
encomium
a formal elegy or speak of praise
endemic
prevalent in or native to a certain region, locality, or people
equivocal
ambivalent, unclear, subject to more than one interpretation
esoteric
intended for or only understood by a few
fervid, fervent
highly emotional, hot
florid
flushed with a rosy color, as in complexion; very ornate and flowery
guile
skillful deceit
hapless
unfortunate
imperious
commanding
improvidence
an absence of foresight; a failure to provide for future needs or events
ineffible
undescribable, inexpressible in words, unspeakable
ingenious
clever
insensible
numb, unconscious
intransigent
stubborn, unmovable, unwilling to change
laconic
using few words, terse
leviathan
something very large
lugubrious
excessively weighty, mournful, gloomy
nefarious
wicked, evil
noisome
harmful, offensive, destructive
obdurate
hardened against influence or feeling, intractable
obviate
to prevent by anticipatory measures; to make unnecessary
panegyric
a writing or speech in praise of a person or thing
pedantic
making an excessive display of one's own learning
perfidious
deliberately treacherous, dishonest
phlegmatic
not easily excited, cool, sluggish
ponderous
heavy, massive, awkward, dull
prevaricate
to stray away from or evade the truth
prodigal
rashly wasteful
pulchritudinous
beautiful
propitiate
to conciliate, to appease
pusillanimous
cowardly, timid, or irresolute; petty
quiescence
inactivity, stillness, dormancy
rarefy
to make or become thin, to purify or refine
reproof
the act of censoring, scolding, or rebuking
sanguine
cheerful, confident
saturnine
having a gloomy or morose temperment
sedulous
diligent, persevering, persistent
specious
seemingly true but really false; deceptively convincing or attractive
tacit
unspoken
taciturn
habitually untalkative or silent
temperate
exercising moderation and self-denial; calm or mild
tortuous
excessively complicated
tractable
ability to be easily managed or controlled
turpitude
depravity, baseness
tyro
beginner, person lacking experience
venerate
show great respect or reverence
vex
to annoy, bother, perplex, puzzle
viscous
slow moving; highly resistant to flow
contumacious
insubordinate, rebellious
mettlesome
courageous, high-spirited (different from "meddlesome")
remonstrate
to protest, to object
truculence
aggressiveness, ferocity
paucity
scarcity, a lacking of
lassitude
weakness, tiredness
sycophant
flatterer, parasite, suck up
assiduous
diligent, hard-working
reprobate
person hardened in sin; one devoid of decency
hirsute
hairy, shaggy
volubility
fluency, verbosity, easy use of spoken language
insouciant
unconcerned, carefree
diaphanous
transparent, gauzy
raffish
disreputable, tawdry
vituperate
berate, rail against, attack verbally
sophistry
fallacious reasoning, faulty logic
assay
an analysis, examination; to put to a test
hallow
to make holy, consecrate
expostulate
argue earnestly to disuade, correct, or protest
punctilious
precise, paying attention to trivialities, especially in regard to etiquette
rapacious
voracious, greedy, plundering
coeval
of the same period; coexisting
sanctimony
self-righteous, hypocritical, with false piety
desultory
aimless, haphazard, digressing at random
supercilious
disdainful; characterized by haughty scorn
fatuous
complacently stupid
salubrious
healthful
spurious
false, counterfeit
recidivism
relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior
profligate
wasteful, prodigal, licentious, extravagant
recondite
profound, abstruse, obscure
probity
uprightness, incorruptability
calumny
slander, aspersion
penury
extreme poverty
fulsome
unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
asperity
roughness, harshness, hard to endure