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75 Cards in this Set

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BALK
to refuse, shirk; prevent
BENISON
blessing
CAJOLE
to flatter, coax, persuade
CALUMNY
false and malicious accusation, misrepresentation, slander
CAROM
to strike and rebound
CAVALCADE
a procession
CHATTEL
piece of personal property
CISTERN
tank of rainwater
COFFER
strongbox, large chest for money
COMPUNCTIOUS
feeling guilty or having misgivings
CONGENIAL
similar in tastes and habits
CONTENTIOUS
quarrelsome, disagreeable, belligerent
CONTUMACIOUS
rebellious, fractious
CORRUGATE
to mold in shape with parallel grooves and ridges
COSSET
to pamper, treat with great care
COTERIE
small group of persons with similar purpose
CURMUDGEON
cranky person
DELUGE
flood
DEMAGOGUE
leader or rabble-rouser who usually uses appeals to emotion or prejudice
DENIGRATE
to slur or blacken someone's reputation; calumny
DESCRY
to discover or reveal
DIAPHANOUS
allowing light to show through; delicate
DILUVIAL
relating to flood
DISCOMFIT
to cause perplexity and embarrassment
DISTAFF
the female branch of a family
DITHER
to move or act confusedly or whithout clear purpose
DOCTRINAIRE
rigidly devoted to theories
DOUGHTY
courageous
DROLL
amusing in a wry, subtle way
DYSPEPTIC
suffering from indigestion; gloomy and irritable
EBULLIENT
exhilarated, full of enthusiasm and high spirits
EFFLUVIA
outpouring of gases or vapors
EGREGARIOUS
conspicuously bad
ENCOMOIUM
warm praise
EVINCE
to show clearly, display, signify
EXPIATE
to atone for, make amends for
EXPURGATE
to censor
EXTEMPORANEOUS
unrehearsed, on the spur of the moment
EXTRAPOLATE
to estimate
FACETIOUS
witty in an inappropriate way
FEALTY
intense loyalty
FEY
doomed
FILCH
to steal
FILIAL
appropriate for a child
FLACCID
limp, flabby, weak
FOLIATE
to grow, sprout leaves
FORSWEAR
to repudiate, renounce, disclaim, reject
FRACTIOUS
unrully, rebellious, contumacious
FULMINATE
to explode with anger
FULSOME
excessive, overdone, sickeningly abundant
GAINSAY
to deny
GAMBOL
to dance or skup around playfully
GIBE
to make heckling, taunting remarks
GLIB
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand, casual
GNOSTIC
having to do with knowledge
GRATUITOUS
free, voluntary; unnecessary and unjustified
GUSTATORY
relating to sense of taste
HEGEMONY
leadership, domination, usually by a country
HERMETIC
tightly sealed
HOARY
very old; whitish or gray from age
HUSBAND
to farm; manage carefully and thriftily
IGNOMINIOUS
disgraceful and dishonourable
ILK
type or kind
IMBUE
to infuse; dye; wet, moisten
IMPECUNIOUS
poor, having no money
IMPOLITIC
unwise
IMPUGN
to call into question, attack verbally
INCULCATE
to teach; impress in the mind
INDIGENT
very poor
INDOLENT
habitually lazy, idle
INGRATIATE
to bring oneself purposely into another's good graces
INGRESS
entrance
INSUPERABLE
unsurmountable, unconquerable
INTERDICT
to forbid, prohibit
INTERNECINE
deadly to both sides