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115 Cards in this Set

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restive
restless, impatient
retiring
modest, shy
retrench
cut down, economize
rhapsodize
to speak of in an overly enthusiastic way
ribald
wanton, profane, bawdy
roseate
rosy, optimistic
rote
memorized
runic
mysterious, like a rune
sanguinary
bloody
sartorial
pertaining to tailors
scintilla
shred, last bit
scuttle
to sink, as in a ship
seamy
sordid or unwholesome
secrete
to hide away, also to produce or release
sedulous
diligent, assiduous
sententious
terse, concise
sidereal
relating to the stars
skinflint
stingy person
skulduggery
dishonest behavior
sleight
dexterity (sleight of hand)
solecism
grammatical error
solicitous
worried, concerned
solvent
able to pay debts
somatic
pertaining to the body
somnabulist
sleepwalker
somnolent
half asleep
spate
sudden flood
stentorian
extrememely loud
stint
supply, alloted amount
stolid
dull, impassive
strident
loud and harsh, insistent
subaltern
subordinate
suborn
persuade to act unlawfully
substantive
essential
subsume
include, encompass
superannuated
retired or disqualified because of age
supererogatory
superfluous
supernumerary
extra person or thing
sybarite
lover of luxury
sylvan
pertaining to woods, rustic
tangential
peripheral, digressing
tantamount
equivalent in effect or value
taper
candle
tautalogical
needlessly repetitious
teetotalism
total abstinence from alchohol
temporize
to avoid committing oneself
tendentious
showing marked tendency, bias
tensile
capable of being stretched
testator
maker of a will
timorous
fearful
tipple
to go drinking
tonsure
shaving of the head, esp. religious orders
traduce
expose to slander
travesty
comical parody
trenchant
astutely perceptive
troth
pledge of good faith
truculence
aggressiveness, ferocity
turpitude
depravity
tutelary
protective, pertaining to guardianship
umbrage
resentment, anger
unction
act of anoiting with oil
unctuous
oily, bland, insincerel suave
unfledged
immature
unprepossessing
unattractive
untoward
unfortunate or unlucky
unwonted
unaccustomed
uxorious
excessively devoted to one's wife
vagary
caprice, whim
vainglorious
boastful, conceited
valedictory
pertaining to farewell
vaunted
boasted, bragged about
venal
capable of being bribed
veracious
truthful
verisimilar
probable or likely; having the appearance of truth
vicissitude
change of fortune
vintner
winemaker
viscid
adhesive, gluey
vitiate
to make ineffectual
vitreous
pertaining to or resembling glass
vivisection
act of dissecting living animals
waggish
mischevious, humorous
wastrel
profligate
welter
turmoil, jumble; also to wallow
yeoman
man owning small estate, middle-class farmer
zephyr
gentle breeze, west wind
obliquity
immorality, dishonesty
hedge
to state with qualification
ungainly
awkward, clumsy
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous
compose
to bring to a state of calm
repugnance
strong dislike or aversion
splenetic
irritable, peevish, spiteful
boggle
to overwhelm or bewilder
hidebound
narrow or rigid in opinion; focussed on the past
raucous
harsh, strident, disorderly
high-handed
condescending or presumptuous; overbearing, arbitrary
vouchsafe
to grant or allow by favor or condescension; to condescend
gamely
in a spirited manner, with courage
crestfallen
dejected, dispirited, discouraged
annotate
to make notes on
masthead
the credits page of a newspaper or magazine
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness
impanel
to enter into a panel, as a juror's name
luminary
person of eminence and inspiration to others
last
a form of a foot on which is shaped a shoe
fastidious
excessively particular
carom
rebound of a ball
juggernaut
something which elicits total and destructive devotion
cosmonaut
Russian or Soviet astronaut
philistine
lacking in or hostile to culture
precipitate
to hasten the occurrence of; to plunge headlong; to cast or fling abruptly
fervid
heated or vehement in spirit, burning or intensely hot
Sardonic
mordant, biting, scornful
perfidy
breach of faith or trust, treachery
prognosticate
to foretell, presage