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115 Cards in this Set

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Facile
easily fluent talented speaker
Factitious
artificial, fake
Factotum
handyman
Fallow
plowed but not sowed, uncultivated
Fancier
animal breeder
FATUOUS
foolish, inane
Febrile
feverish
Fecundity
fertility, fruitfulness
FELICITOUS
apt, well chosen remarks
Felicity
happiness, approprietness of a remark
Fell
cruel, deadly
Ferment
agitation, commotion
Fiat
command
Fillial
pertaining to a son or daughter, opposite of parental
Firebrand
hothead, troublemaker
FLAG
droop, grow feeble
Fleece
rob, plunder
Floe
mass of floating ice
Fluted
vertical parallel grooves
Foil
opposite, contrast
FOMENT
stir up, instigate
Forbearance
patience
Forswear
renounce, abandon
Frieze
ornamental band on a wall
Fructify
bear fruit
Fulcrum
support on which a lever rests
Fulminate
thunder, explode
Fulsome
disgustingly excessive
Fusillade
simultaneous firing or exploding
GAINSAY
deny
Gambit
opening in chess by sacrificing a piece
Gambol
romp, skip, playful leap
GARRULOUS
loquacious, wordy, talkative
Gauche
clumsy, coarse and uncouth
Genuflect
bend the knee to worship
Germane
pertinent, relevant to case at hand
Germinal
pertaining to a germ, creative
Gourmand
glutton who likes food and drink too much
Gratis
free
Grouse
complain, fuss
Gustatory
is to TASTE as visual is to sight
Guy
chain that steadies
Gyroscope
device for keeping your balance
Hackles
hair on back of dog's neck
Hackneyed
commonplace, trite
Halcyon
calm, peaceful
Hale
healthy
Hap
chance, luck
HARANGUE
passionate, vehement speech
Headlong
hasty, rash
Hegemony
dominance of one nation
Hermetic
sealed to be airtight
Herpetologist
studies reptiles
Heterodox
unorthodox, unconventional
Hinterlands
back country
Hirsute
hairy
Histronic
theatrical
Hoary
white with age
Homily
sermon, serious warning
Hoodwink
deceive, delude
Hortatory
encouraging, exhortive
Hubris
arrogance, excessive self conceit
Hue and cry
outcry
Hummock
small hill
Husband
use sparingly, conserve
HYPERBOLE
exaggeration, overstatement
Ichthyology
study of fish
Ignoble
not noble, unworthy
Ignominy
deep disgrace, shame, dishonor
Illimitable
infinite
Illusive
deceiving
Imbroglio
complicated, complex, painful misunderstanding
Immolate
offer as sacrifice
Immure
imprison, confine
Impecunious
without money
Imperious
domineering, haughty
Impolitic
unwise
Import
significance
Imprecation
curse
Impregnable
invulnerable
Impuissance
powerlessness, feebleness
Impunity
freedom from punishment or harm
INCHOATE
recently begun, rudimentary, elementary
Incipient
beginning, early stage
Incommodious
not spacious, inconvenient
Incorporeal
lacking material body, insubstantial
Increment
an increase
Incubus
burden, mental strain, nightmare
Inculcate
teach
Indices
signs, indications
Indissoluble
permanent
Indite
write, compose
Inductive
from specific to general
Ineffable
unutterable
Ineluctable
irresistible, inescapable
Insalubrious
unwholesome, not healthful
INSIPID
lacking in flavor, dull
Insouciant
indifferent, without concern or care
INSULARITY
narrowmindedness, isolation
Insuperable
insurmountable, unbeatable
Intelligentsia
intellectuals, educated elite
Interdict
prohibit, forbid
Internecine
mutually destructive
Interpolate
insert between
Interregnum
time in between reigns
INTRASIGENCE
refusal to compromise, stubbornness
INURED
accustomed, hardened
INVECTIVE
abuse, abusive curse
Inveigh
denounce, to curse
Inveigle
lead astray, wheedle
Inveterate
deep rooted, habitual
Invidious
designed to create ill willor envy
Isotope
varying form of an element
Isthmus
narrow neck of land
Itinerant
wandering, traveling