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75 Cards in this Set

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alloy (v.)
to commingle; to debase by mixing with something inferior
appropriate (v.)
to take for one's own use, confiscate
arrest, arresting (v./adj.)
to suspend; to engage; holding one's attention
august (adj.)
majestic, venerable
bent (n.)
leaning, inclination, proclivity, tendency
broach (v.)
bring up, announce, begin to talk about
brook (v.)
to tolerate, endure, countenance
cardinal (adj.)
major, as in cardinal sin
chauvinist (n.)
a blindly devoted patriot
color (v.)
to change as if by dyeing, i.e. to distort, gloss or affect
consequential (adj.)
pompous, self-important; logically following; important
damp (v.)
to diminish the intensity or check the vibration of a sound
die (n.)
a tool used for shaping
essay (v.)
to test or try; attempt; experiment
exact (v.)
to demand, call for, require, take
fell (v.)
to cause to fall by striking
fell (adj.)
inhumanly cruel
flag (v.)
to sag or droop, to become spiritless, to decline
flip (adj.)
sarcastic, impertinent, as in flippant
ford (v.)
to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
grouse (v.)
to complain or grumble
guy (n./v.)
a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide; to steady or reinforce using a guy
intimate (v.)
to imply, suggest, or insinuate
list (v.)
to tilt or lean to one side
lumber (v.)
to move heavily and clumsily
meet (adj.)
fitting, proper
milk (v.)
to exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of
mince (v.)
pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak too carefully
nice (adj.)
exacting, fastidious, extremely precise
obtain (adj.)
to be established, accepted, or customary
occult (adj.)
hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
pedestrian (adj.)
commonplace, trite, unremarkable, quotidian
pied (adj.)
multi-colored, usually in blotches
pine (v.)
to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn
plastic (adj.)
moldable, pliable, not rigid
pluck (n.)
courage, spunk, fortitude
prize (v.)
to pry, to press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils
rail (v.)
to complain about bitterly
rent (v./n.)
torn; past of rend
quail (v.)
to lose courage, turn frightened
qualify (v.)
to limit
sap (v.)
to enervate or weaken the vitality of
sap (n.)
a fool or nitwit
scurvy (adj.)
contemptible, despicable
singular (adj.)
exceptional, unusual, odd
stand (n.)
a group of trees
steep (v.)
to saturate or completely soak
strut (n.)
the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
table (v.)
to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration
tender (v.)
to proffer or offer
waffle (v.)
to equivocate, to change one's position
wag (n.)
wit, joker
Marked by great passion or zeal; extremely hot, burning
To refrain from something by one's own choice
Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness
impulsive and unpredictable
To strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain
all of the same or similar kind or nature
To bring into existence; give rise to;
To procreate; propagate.
Easily deceived or duped; naive
Deserving commendation; praiseworthy.
The quality of being proper; appropriateness.
Conformity to prevailing customs and usages.
One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender:
A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless.
Openly straightforward or frank; candid.
deficient in alertness or activity
Hardened against feeling; hardhearted.
Not giving in to persuasion; intractable.
Pretentious display meant to impress others; boastful showiness
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true.
Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy; humanitarian.
Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance; benevolent
To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate.
To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly.