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39 Cards in this Set

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Adulation
excessive praise
avarice
greed
burgeon
to grow rapidly or flourish
cacophony
harsh jarring
canon
an established set of principles or code of laws
castigation
severe criticism or punishment
caustic
burning or stinging
chary
wary
cogent
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason
complasisance
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
contrite
regretful
dearth
smallness of quanity or number
demur
to question or oppose
didactic
intended to teach
dearth
smallness of quanity
ebullience
the quality of lively expression of thoughts and feelings
elegy
a mournful poem
emollient
soothing esp to the skin
empirical
based on observation
enigmatic
mysterious
esoteric
intended for by a small specific group
fallacy
an invalid notion
furtive
marked by stealth
gregarious
sociable
harangue
to deliever a pompous speech or tirade
impecunious
lacking funds
incipient
beginning to come into being
inert
unmoving
innocuous
harmless
intransigent
refusing to compromise
inveigle
to obtain by deception
odious
evoking intense aversion
opaque
impenetrable by light
peruse
to examine with great care
preen
to dress up
prodigious
abundant in size, force or extent
quaff
to drink deeply
urbane
refined
viscous
thick