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151 Cards in this Set

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Venerate
to respect deeply
Satiate
to satisfy fully or overindulge
Specious
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
Stolid
unemotional, lacking sensitivity
Torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
Taciturn
silent, not talkative
Sublime
lofty or grand
Embellish
to add ornamental or fictitous details
Elegy
a sorrowful poem or speech
Eclectic
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Engender
to produce, cause, or bring about
Enumerate
to count, list, itemize
Equivocate
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
Erudite
learned, scholarly, bookish
Erractic
wandering and unpredictable
Tacit
done without using words
Enigma
a puzzle, a mystery
Enervate
to reduce in strength
Dupe
to deceive or a person who is easily deceived
Efficacy
effectiveness
Eloquent
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Emulate
to copy; to try to equal or excel
Dirge
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
Discern
to perceive or recognize
Esoteric
known or understood only by a few
Eulogy
speech in praise of someone
Exigent
urgent; requiring immediate action
Exacerbate
to make worse
Euphemism
use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
Estimable
admirable
Exculpate
to clear from blame, prove innocent
Exonerate
to clear of blame
Explicit
clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression
Fawn
to grovel
Florid
excessively decorated or embellished
Fortuitous
happening by chance, fortunate
Fanatical
acting excessively enthusiastic, filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
Fervid
intensely emotional, feverish
Foment
to arouse or incite
Frugality
tending to be thrifty or cheap
Gregarious
outgoing, sociable
Gullible
easily deceived
Iconoclast
one who opposes established beliefs, customs and institutions
Impervious
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
Imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
Guile
deceit, trickery
Vacillate
to physically sway or to be indecisive
Dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinions
Implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
Ingenuous
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
Placate
to soothe or pacify
Innocuous
harmless
Intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
Garrulous
tending to talk a lot
Homogenous
of a similar kind
Ephemeral
lasting a short time
Dissemble
to present a false apperance, to disguise one's real intentions or character
Dogma
a firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
Dissonance
a harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
Disparate
fundamentally different, entirely unlike
Disabuse
set right, free from error
Dilettante
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Deference
respect, courtesy
Desiccate
to dry out thoroughly
Diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
Dilate
to make larger, expand
Dilatory
intended to delay
Diffident
lacking self-confidence
Desultory
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
Deride
to speak of or treat with contempt, to mock
Crescendo
steadily increasing in volume or force
Corroborate
supporting evidence
Connoisseur
a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
Zeal
passion, excitement
Aggrandize
to increase in power, influence and reputation
Alacrity
speed or quickness
Ardor
intense and passiontate feeling
Burnish
to polish
Plethora
excess
Soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
Waver
to fluctuate between choices
Antipathy
extreme dislike
Abyss
an extremely deep hole
Anachronism
something out of place in time
Inimical
hostile, unfriendly
Philanthropy
charity, a desire or effort to promote goodness
Permeate
to penetrate
Perfidious
willing to betray one's trust
Attenuate
reduce in force or degree; weaken
Coalesce
to grow together to form a single whole
Cogent
convincing and well-reasoned
Abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
Propriety
acting in a proper manner, obeying rules and customs
Candid
impartial and honest in speech
Perfunctory
doen in a routine way; indifferent
Mollify
to calm or make less severe
Inundate
to overwhelm, to cover with water
Laconic
using few words
Verbose
wordy
Loquacious
talkative
Castigate
to punish or criticize harshly
Lament
to express sorrow, to grieve
Amalgamate
to combine, to mix together
Aesthetic
concerning the appreciation of beauty
Pedant
someone who shows off learning
Phlegmatic
calm and unemotional in temperament
Pervasive
to be present throughout, to permeate
Circumspect
cautious, aware of potential consequences
Occlude
to stop up, prevent the passage of
Opprobrium
public disgrace
Lethargic
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
Ostentation
excessive showiness
Propitiate
to concillate, to appease
Onerous
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
Paradox
a contradiction or dilemma
Repudiate
to reject the validity of
Prudence
wisdom, caution or restraint
Prodigal
lavish, wasteful
Quiescent
motionless
Proliferate
to increase in number quickly
Monotony
no variation, tediously the same
Paragon
model of excellence or perfection
Rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
Obdurate
hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion
Meticulous
extremely careful about details
Obviate
to prevent; to make unnecessary
Opaque
impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light
Abscond
to leave secretly
Misanthrope
a person who dislikes others
Lavish
extremely generous or extravagant; to give unsparingly
Irascible
easily made angry
Luminous
bright, brilliant, glowing
Anomaly
deviation from what is normal
Obstinate
stubborn, unyielding
Malinger
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
Adulterate
to make impure
Impetuous
quick to act without thinking
Archaic
ancient, old-fashioned
Catalyst
something that brings about a change in something else
Metaphor
a figure of speech comparing two different things, a symbol
Laud
to give praise, to glorify
Inchocate
not fully formed, disorganized
Articulate
able to speak clearly and expressively
Ambiguous
doubtful or uncertain, can be interpreted several ways
Lucid
clear and easily understood
Insipid
lacking interest or flavor
Alleviate
to make more bearable
Naive
lacking sophistication or experience
Arbitrate
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
Pungent
sharp and irritating to the senses
Lassitude
a state of diminshed energy