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65 Cards in this Set

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aggrandize
to increase in intensity
contiguous
sharing a border
convention
a generally aggreed upon practice of attitude
derision
scorn ridicule
desiccate
to dry out or dehydrate
dilettante
one with an amateurish interest in the arts
immutable
not capable of change
inimical
damaging
intractable
not easily managed or directed
neophyte
a recent convert
proclivity
a natural predispostion
profligate
excessively wasteful
propensity
a natural inclination or tendency
prosaic
dull
quixotic
foolishly impractical
quotidian
occurring or recurring daily
rarefy
to make or become thing
recondite
hidden, concealed
refulgent
radiant
renege
to fail to honor a commitment
tacit
implied
tout
to publicly praise
trenchant
sharply perceptive
unfeigned
genuine
untenable
indefensible
vacillate
to waver indecisvely between one course of action and another
variegated
multicolored
vexation
annoyance
vituperate
to use harsh condemnatory language
acumen
quick , keen
aver
to state as a fact
dissemble
to disguise or conceal
endemic
chraracteristic of in a particulr locality
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor
exacerbate
to make worse or more severe
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression
hackneyed
rendered trite commonplace
hedonism
deovtion to pleasurable pursuits
hegemony
to consistent dominance of one state
iconoclast
one who attacks traditional conventions
impassive
revealing no eomotion
impunity
immunity from punishment
inchoate
in an intial stage
infelicitous
unfortuante
insipid
without taste or flavor
loquacious
extremely talkative
misanthrope
one who hates all other humans
occlude
to obstruct
pedagogy
the art of trainging, teaching
penury
poverty
pith
the essential or central part
pithy
precise
platitude
a superficial remark
prodigal
recklessly wasteful
profuse
given or coming forth abundantly
querulous
prone to complaining
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant of authority
repudiate
to refuse or having anything to do with
rescind
to repeal
specious
seeming true but actually being fallacious
spurious
lacking authenticity
succinct
brief
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or necessay
surfeit
excess
tenacity
the quality of adherance to something valued