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51 Cards in this Set

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Gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
Iconoclastic
One who seeks to overthrow traditional beliefs
Docile
obedient
Disparage
to speak badly of
alleviate
to relieve
succinct
short and to the point
belligerent
given to or marked by hostile behavior
sage
a person who is shown great respect for his experience
Obdurate
stubborn
elusive
hard to catch
Limpid
transparent clearness
Miser
greedy person
desolate
deserted
exorbitant
extravagant
rejuvenate
to make well again, restore
Solitary
living without others
incipient
in an initial or early stage
Charlatan
a person who claims to possess knowledge or skill that he does not have
Paradox
seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
Quixotic
idealistic but impractical
Exacerbate
to make worse, aggravate
Lucid
clear, easily understood
innate
inborn, inherent
sophomoric
immature, juvenile
fortuitous
happening by accident or chance, unplanned
depreciate
to reduce or lower the value of, belittle
fabrication
to make up a deliberately false statement
pessimist
one who tends to take gloomist possible view of a situation
buttress
anything that serves as a support, prop, reinforce
flag
to lose energy and grow weak
salve
a medical ointment that soothes or heals
immutable
unchanging
coerce
to force to act in a given manner
contentious
quarrelsome
loquacious
very talkative
atrophy
to waste away
trepidation
a state of alarm or dread
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
mercurial
very changeable in temperament
wary
cautious, watchful
wary
cautious, watchful
demagogue
a leader who keeps power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions of prejudices
robust
full of health and strength
conjecture
to guess
cynic
someone who believes all peopel are motivated by greed
cajole
persuade by flattery
expound
to explain fully
relegate
to send to an inferior position
hypocrisy
the feignings of beliefs that one does not have
chauvinism
boastful devotion or glorificationn of one's country
pious
deeply religious