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52 Cards in this Set

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Anomaly
Deviation from what is normal
Assuage
To make something unpleasant less severe
Enigma
A puzzle; a mystery
Equivocate
To use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
Erudite
Learned, Scholarly, Bookish
Fervid
Intensely emotional; Feverish
Lucid
Clear and easily understood
Opaque
Impossible to see through; Preventing the passage of light
Placate
To soothe or pacify
Precipitate
To throw violently or bring about abruptly; Lacking deliberation
Prodigal
Lavish; Wasteful
Zeal
Passion, Excitement
Abstain
To choose not to do something
Adulterate
To make impure
Apathy
Lack of interest or emotion
Audacious
Fearless and Daring
Capricious
Changing one's mind quickly and often
Corroborate
To provide supporting evidence
Desiccate
To dry out thoroughly
Engender
To produce, cause, or bring about
Ephemeral
Lasting a short time
Gullible
Easily Deceived
Homogenous
Of a similar kind
Laconic
Using few words
Laudable
Deserving commendation; Praiseworthy
Loquacious
Talkative
Mitigate
To soften; To lessen
Pedant
Someone who shows off learning
Pragmatic
Practical as opposed to idealistic
Propriety
Correct behavior; Obedience to rules and customs
Vacillate
To sway physically; To be indecisive
Volatile
Easily arosed or changable; Lively or explosive
Advocate
To speak on favor of
Antipathy
Extreme Dislike
Bolster
To support; To prop up
Cacophony
Harsh, jarring noise
Deride
To speak of or treat with contempt; To mock
Dissonance
A harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds
Enervate
To reduce in strength
Eulogy
Speech in praise of someone
Garrulous
Tending to talk a lot
Ingenuous
Showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Lethargic
Acting in an indifferent or slow, slugginsh manner
Malleable
Capable of being shaped
Misanthrope
A person who dislikes other
Obdurate
Hardening in feeling; Resistant to persuasion
Ostentation
Excessive Showiness
Paradox
A contradiction or dilemma
Philanthropy
Charity; A desire or effort to promote goodness
Prevaricate
To lie or deviate from the thruth
Venerate
To respect deeply
Waver
To fluctuate between choices