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43 Cards in this Set

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abate
to lesten in intensity or degree
accolade
an expression of praise
adulation
excessive praise
burgeon
to grow rapidly, flourish
cacophony
harsh, discordant
canon
established set of principles or laws, often of religious nature
caustic
burning or stinging
chary
wary, cautious
cogent
convincing
contrite
regretful
dearth
scarcity
demur
to question or oppose
didactic
intended to teach or instruct
dogmatic
stubbornly oppinionated
ebullience
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
elegy
mournful poem
emollient
soothing
empirical
based on observation
enigmatic
mysterious
esoteric
intended for or understood by a small, specific group
exonerate
remove blame
fallacy
an invalid or incorrect notion
furtive
marked by stealth
gregarious
sociable, outgoing
harangue
tirade
heretical
violating accepted dogma or convention
impecunious
lacking funds
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
inert
unmoving
innocuous
harmless
intransigent
refusing to compromise
inveigle
to obtain by deception or flattery
morose
sad
odious
evoking intense dislike
opaque
impenetrable by light
peruse
examine with great care
preen
primp
prodigious
abundant in size
putrefy
to rot
quaff
drink deeply
sanction
penalty intended to enforce compliance
urbane
sophisiticated
viscous
thick, sticky