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136 Cards in this Set

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excoriate
(v) denounce
gainsay
(v) deny
abnegate abnegation
(v) deny, renounce (n) action of renouncing, rejecting
equip at
(v) deride
fleer
(v) deride
flout
(v) deride
gibe
(v) deride
jeer
(v) deride
jest
(v) deride
lout
(v) deride
razz
(v) deride
scoff
(v) deride
scout at
(v) deride
sneer
(v) deride
taunt
(v) deride
twit
(v) deride
rally
(v) deride/mobilize
quiz
(v) deride/question
gird
(v) deride/surround/fortify
exsiccate
(v) desiccate
parch
(v) desiccate
sear
(v) desiccate (v) sizzle (making sizzling sound)
lambaste
(v) disapprove angrily
descry
(v) discover or reveal
ascertain
(v) discover, make certain of, determine
rift
(v) divide
dilate
(v) enlarge
allure
(v) entice (n) charm
peruse perusal
(v) examine closely (n) close examination
remit
(v) excuse/defer
pillory
(v) expose/ridicule/abuse
demur
(v) express doubts or objections
abscond
(v) flee
decamp
(v) flee
presage
(v) foretell, indicate in advance
absolve
(v) forgive, free from blame
forbear
(v) forgo/refrain
confer
(v) give/consult
bestow
(v) give/use
circumvent
(v) go around; avoid
renege
(v) go back on one's mind
cloy
(v) gorge
glut
(v) gorge
satiate
(v) gorge
surfeit
(v) gorge
dither
(v) hesitate
encumber
(v) hinder, burden, restrict motion
drone
(v) idle
ape
(v) imitate
parody
(v) imitate (n) caricature
foment
(v) incite
instigate
(v) incite
abet
(v) incite/help
belabor
(v) insist repeatedly or harp on; drill on tiresomely
inflame
(v) irritate/light
bewail
(v) lament
deplore
(v) lament
careen
(v) lean to one side
evade
(v) lie
palter
(v) lie
prevaricate
(v) lie, evade the truth
equivocate
(v) lie, falsify
gibe
(v) make heckling, taunting remarks
promulgate
(v) make known/announce
palliate
(v) make less serious, ease, surgarcoat
etiolate
(v) make pale/alter
defile
(v) make unclean; dishonor
obviate
(v) make unnecessary; prevent
shirk
(v) malinger
admix
(v) mix
amalgamate
(v) mix
immingle/comingle/commingle/intermingle/intermix
(v) mix
temper
(v) moderate
gyrate
(v) move in a circular motion
inveigh
(v) object
ain
(v) own
conciliate
(v) pacify
placate
(v) pacify
heed
(v) pay attention to
buff
(v) polish
burnish
(v) polish
furbish
(v) polish
feign
(v) pretend
dissemble
(v) pretend, disguise one's motives
forfend
(v) prevent
beget
(v) procreate
sire
(v) procreate
spawn
(v) procreate
muster
(v) produce
engender
(v) produce, bring about
remonstrate
(v) protest or object
expurgate
(v) purge the vulgar materials
cavil
(v) raise trivial objections
profligate
(v) recklessly wasteful
ruminate
(v) reflect a lot
abstain
(v) refrain deliberately from something
rue
(v) regret
abjure
(v) reject, abandon formally
assuage
(v) relieve
mitigate
(v) relieve
mollify
(v) relieve/pacify
rescind
(v) repeal, cancel
supplant
(v) replace
rebuke
(v) reprimand, scold
recant
(v) retract a statement, opinion, etcetera
deride/derisive
(v) ridicule
berate
(v) scold
usurp
(v) seize
occlude
(v) shut, block
simper
(v) smirk, smile foolishly
lull
(v) soothe
geld
(v) sterilize
carom
(v) strike and rebound
defer
(v) submit, yield; postpone
varnish
(v) sugarcoat
espouse
(v) support; marry
capitulate
(v) surrender
blemish
(v) tarnish
taint
(v) tarnish
fawn
(v) to flatter excessively
extol
(v) to praise
eulogize
(v) to praise highly
exhort
(v) urge by strong appeals; to urge earnestly
enjoin
(v) urge, order; forbid by judicial order
forage
(v) wander in search of food
expatiate
(v) wander; to discuss or describe at length
teeter
(v) wave or move unsteadily
enervate
(v) weaken
enfeeble
(v) weaken
stultify
(v) weaken
unbrace
(v) weaken
unnerve
(v) weaken
vitiate
(v) weaken
castrate
(v) weaken/sterilize
brood
(v) worry a lot
objurgate
criticize/criticism (v) to scold