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21 Cards in this Set

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equivocate
v
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
exculpate
v
exonerate; to clear of blame
exigent
adj
urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
filibuster
n
intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
ingenuous
adj
artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
inured
adj
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
adj
easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
laud
v
to praise highly
magnanimity
n
the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
martial
adj
associated with war and the armed forces
mundane
adj
of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent
adj
coming into being; in early developmental stages
nebulous
adj
vague, cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
neologism
n
a new wordk expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
noxious
adj
harmful; injurious
obtuse
adj
lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate
v
to anticipate and make unnecessary
perfunctory
adj
cursory; done without care or interest
prevaricate
v
to deliberately avoid the truth; to mislead
tortuous
adj
winding; twisting; excessively complicated
truculent
adj
fierce and cruel; eager to fight