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39 Cards in this Set

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acumen
quick, keen
adulterate
reduce purity
aver
to state as fact
dissemble
to disguise or conceal, to mislead
endemic
characteristic of or often found in particular locality, region or people
evanescent
vanishing
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression
hackneyed
rendered trite or commonplace
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable persuits
iconoclast
one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
impassive
revealing no emotion
impunity
immunity from punishment
inchoate
in an initial stage, not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate
inispid
without taste or flavor
loquacious
extremely talkative
misanthrope
one who hates all other humans
mitigate
to make or become less severe or intense
occlude
to obstruct or block
pedagogy
art or profession of training, teaching or instructing
penury
poverty
pith
essential or central part
pithy
precise and brief
placate
appease
platitude
superficial remark
prodigal
recklessly wasteful
queries
questions
querulous
quarrelsome
recalcitrant
defiant of authority
repudiate
to disown
specious
seeming true but actually false
subpoena
court order requiring appearance
spurious
false
succinct
brief
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
surfeit
excess
tenuous
flimsy, weak
transient
fleeting
zealous
frevant