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73 Cards in this Set

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Banal
hachneyed, commonplace, boring
Belie
Contradict, give a false impression
Beneficent
Kindly, doing good
Bolster
support, reinforce
Bombastic
pompous, using inflated language
Boorish
rude, insensitive
Burgeon
grow forth, send out buds
Burnish
make shiny by rubbing, polish
Buttress
support, prop up
Cacophonous
discordant, inhormonous
Capricious
unpredictable, fickle
Castigation
punishment, severe criticism
Catalyst
agent that brings about a chemical change
Caustic
sarcastically biting, burning
Chicanery
trickery, deception
Coagulate
thicken, clot, congeal
Coda
Concluding section of musical or literary composition
Cogent
convincing
Commensurate
equal in extent
Compendium
brief, to the point
Complaisant
pleasing
Compliant
yielding, confirming to requirements
Conciliatory
reconciling, soothing
Condone
overlook, forgive
Confound
confuse, puzzle
Connoisseur
person competent to act as a judge of art etc
Contention
claim, thesis
Contentious
quarrelsome
Contrite
penitent
Conundrum
difficult problem, riddle question
Converge
approach
Convoluted
coiled around, involved
Craven
cowardly
Daunt
intimidate, frighten
Decorum
propriety, orderliness and good taste in manners
Default
failure to act
Deference
Courteous respect
Delineate
portray, depict, sketch
Denigrate
blacken
Deride
ridicule
Derivative
unoriginal
Dessicate
dry up
Deselutory
aimless
Deterrant
Something that discourages
Diatribe
Bitter Scolding
Dichotomy
split, brancing into two parts
Diffident
shyness
Diffuse
wordy, rambling, spread out
Digression
wandering away from the subject
Dirge
lament with music
Disabuse
Correct a false impression
Discerning
Mentally quick and observant
Discredit
Defame, disbelieve, destroy confidence
Discrepancy
lack of consistency, difference
Discrete
separate, unconnected
Disingenuous
not naive, sophisticated
Disinterested
unprejudiced
Disjointed
disconnected
Dismiss
eliminate from consideration
Disparage
Belittle
Disparage
Belittle
Dissemble
disguise, show false appearance
Disseminate
Distribute, spread, scatter
Dissolution
Disintegration; looseness in morals
Dissonance
discord, opposite of harmony
Distend
expand, swell out
Distill
purify, refine
Diverge
vary, go in different directions
Divest
strip, deprive
Document
provide written evidence
Dogmatic
openionated, arbitrary, doctrinal
Dormant
sleeping, lethargic, latent
Dupe
someone easily fooled