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58 Cards in this Set

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obstinate
bullheaded, mulish, perverse
perverse
being difficult, unreasonable, contrarely
obstreperous
undisciplined, resistant to control; unruly
obtuse
lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect
obviate
to anticipate and prevent or make uncecessary
obstinate
bullheaded, mulish, perverse
perverse
being difficult, unreasonable
obstreperous
undisciplined, resistant to control; unruly
obtuse
lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect
obviate
to anticipate and prevent or make uncecessary
occlude
block
occult
not easily apprehended, recondite, abstruse, esoteric, hermetic
odium
hatred and condemnation; disrepute, discredit, detestation
offhand
an offhand manner, nonchalant; w/o previous consideration, dismissive
offish
standoffish
omniscient
all-knowing; having infinite awareness/insight
onerous
involving great effort, trouble, imposing, troublesome
opine
express opinions
opprobrious
offensive reproach; abusive, vituperative, scurrile, truculent, contumelious, invective
2. notorious
oppugn
1. to question
2. to fight against
ornithology
dealing with birds
orthodoxy
conforming to established doctrine, canon
ossify
become hardened, oppposed to change
ostentatious
conspicuous, vainglorious, and pretentious display
oust
remove or dispossess of property, position, thing by legal action; deprive, bereave, divest
outset
beginning
outstrip
move faster and overtake, exceed; supply far outstripped demand
overbearing
overpowering; harshly and haughtily arrogant (proud)
oversight
careless mistake, supervision
overt
done/shown openly
manifest
clear, obvious, inventory
overture
introduction
pachyderm
large animal with thick skin like elephant, pig, rhino
paean
joyous song, hymn of praise
palatial
magnificent
pall
lose interest, bore, tire, weary; the high life was beginning to pall. cast a pall over
palliate
reduce severness of disease; mask something bad
pallid
pale, ashen, ashy, blanched, colourless
!= rubicund
palmy
marked by prosperity
palpable
easily perceived
palter
deceit, lie, equivocate, falsify, fib, prevaricate
paltry
worthless, petty, measly, piddling, trifling. this is a paltry sum to pay for a masterpiece.
pan
criticize harshly
panache
flamboyance in style
panacea
solution; all-cure; bicycles aren't a panacea for the traffic problem
pander
to indulge in immoral habit
panegyric
eulogistic oration or writing
parable
simple story with moral value
paradigm
model, pattern
paradox
statement that's seemingly contradictory to common sense and yet is perhaps true
paragon
model of excellence, ideal, jewel, nonesuch, nonpareil
parch
dry or shrivel with heat
ellipsis
marks indicating omission
pariah
member of low caste, outcast
parity
equivalence, adequation
paroxysm
sudden, violent emotion or action; a paroxysm of weeping
parquetry
pattern on floor
parrot
repeat by rote (mechanically