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81 Cards in this Set

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acumen
quick or accurate knowledge
dissemble
to disguise or mislead
evanescent
vanishing
exacerbate
to make worse
grandiloquence
pompous speech
iconoclast
one who undermines tradition and convention
impassive
revealing no emotion
impunity
immunity from punishment
inchoate
not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate
insipid
bland
mitigate
to make less severe
occlude
to block
pedagogy
the art of teaching
penury
poverty
pith
the central part
placate
to calm or appease
platitutde
a superficial remark
prodigal
wasteful or extravagant
recalcitrant
difficult to manage
repudiate
to disown
rescind
to invalidate
specious
seeming true, but actually false; misleadingly attractive
spurious
false
succinct
brief
surfeit
excess
tenacity
pesistance to something valued
tirade
a long and harsh speech
runic
mysterious
sagacious
wise
salacious
obscene
salient
relevant
salutary
wholesome; causing improvement
sanctimony
self-righteousness
sanguine
cheerful
saturnine
gloomy
seine
a large net used to catch fish
seminal
like a seed; originative
sententious
moralistic
sidereal
relating to the stars
simper
to smirk
sinecure
position requiring little work
sinuous
winding
solder
to fuse
sophistry
faulty logic
sophomoric
immatture
splenetic
irritable
stanch
to stop the flow of liquid
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
stygian
gloomy
succor
assistance
sundry
various
supercilious
arrogant
supine
prone; lying on one's back
suppliant
asking humbly
supplicant
beggar
tamp
to plug
tautology
a repetition
tawdry
cheap; showy
tendentious
biased
timorous
timid
torrid
passionate
tractable
obedient
travesty
mockery
tumid
swollen
turbid
muddy; opaque
turpitude
a corrupt act
tyro
an amateur
umbrage
offense; resentment
undulate
to fluctuate
untoward
perverse; unruly
upbraid
to scold
usury
the practice of charing an exorbitant rate of interest
vaunt
to brag
venal
capable of being bought or bribed
virago
a loud woman; a nag
bitiate
to pervert
volubility
fluency
waft
to cause to move slightly
welter
to be in turmoil
wend
to proceed