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35 Cards in this Set

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equivocate
to use ambiguous language with deceptive intent
perfidy
intentional breach of faith
prevaricate
to deliberately avoid the truth
solicitous
concerned and attentive
intransigent
refusing to compromise
penurious
penny-pinching, ungenerous
halcyon
calm and peaceful
mendacity
the condition of being untruthful, dishonesty
obdurate
unyeilding, hardhearted
opprobrium
disgrace, contempt, scorn
polemical
controversial, argumentative
rancorous
characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
inimical
damaging, harmful, injurious
probity
adherence to highest principles, integrity
profligate
excessively wasteful
trenchant
sharp, keen, perceptive
vituperate
to use condemnatory language, berate
brook
to tolerate, endure, countenance
abjure
to renounce or reject solemly, to avoid
adumbrate
to foreshadow vaguely or intimate
anodyne
soothing
calumniate
to slander
cavil
to find fault without good reason
contumacious
insubordinate
execrate
denounce, feel loathing for
expiate
to atone or make amends for
extirpate
to destroy, cut out
fatuous
silly, inanely foolish
ineluctable
certain, inevitable
parsimonious
cheap, miserly
propitiate
to appease, to conciliate
vitiate
to corrupt, spoil
abrogate
to abolish by official means
lugubrious
exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful
blandishment
to coax by gentle urging