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54 Cards in this Set

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abnegate
deny, renounce
acquiesce
to agree in silence
aerie
nook or nest built high in the air
amortize
to diminish by payments
aplomb
poise, confidence
balk
to refuse, shirk; prevent
calumny
false accusation, slander
commodious
roomy
compunctious
feeling guilty, having misgivings
cosset
to pamper
distaff
female branch of the family
dither
to act confusedly or without purpose
droughty
courageous
endemic
belonging to a particular area, inherent
expurgate
to censor
fealty
intense loyalty
fey
doomed
fulminate
explode with anger
fulsome
excessive, sickeningly overdone
gibe
make heckling remarks
hermetic
tightly sealed
husband
to farm; manage carefully, thriftily
inculpate
blame, charge with a crime
insuperable
insurmountable
internecine
deadly to both sides
invidious
provoking ill-will; offensive
jibe
to shift suddenly
jingoism
belligerent support of one's country
lapidary
relating to precious stones
lassitude
lethargy, sluggishness
licentious
immoral, unrestrained by society
lissome
easily flexed, limber
maudlin
overly sentinmental
mawkish
sickeningly sentimental
mote
small particle
parley
discussion (between enemies)
peculation
thefy of money or goods
plait
to braid
propinquity
nearness
provident
prudent, frugal
pulchritude
beauty
pussaint
--
renitent
resisting pressure, obstinate
restive
impatient, restless
sensescent
aging, growing old
sportive
playful
sybarite
person devoted to pleasure
tableau
vivid description, striking scene
temerity
recklessness
trammel
impede or hamper
turpitude
inherent vileness
voluble
talkative, glib
wizened
withered, wrinkled
vapid
lacking interest or flavor