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111 Cards in this Set

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avert
prevent, turn away
certitude
certainty
charlatan
trickster, quack, pretender to knowledge
circumlocution
indirect or roundabout expression
coalesce
fuse, join, combine
colloquial
pertaining to conversation or common speech
complacency
self-satisfaction, smugness
confound
confuse, puzzle
conviction
judgement that someone is guilty of a crime, strongly held belief
corrugated
wrinkled, ridged
curtail
shorten, reduce, abridge
debilitate
weaken, enfeeble
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
deplore
regret, disapprove of
depose
dethrone, remove from office
detrimental
harmful, damaging
devious
roundabout, erratic, not straightforward
bolster
support, reinforce
calculated
deliberately planned, likely
candor
open honesty, frankness
carping
finding fault
amorphous
formless, having no shape or definition
anomaly
irregularity
antidote
medicine used to counteract disease or posion
antipathy
aversion, dislike
antiquated
old-fasioned, obsolete
apocryphal
false, untrue, made up
appease
calm, pacify, soothe, relieve
arable
fit for growing crops
ardent
intense, passionate, zealous
artisan
manually skilled worked, craftsman as opposed to artist
assiduous
diligent
attribute
ascribe, explain
audacious
daring, bold
authoritarian
subordinating the individual to the state, completely dominating another's will
avarice
greediness for wealth
aversion
firm dislike
beguile
pass time, to decieve, mislead, delude
bequeath
leave to someone by a will, hand down
bleak
cold, cheerless, not likely to be favorable
blighted
suffering from a disease, destroyed
abate
lessen, decrease
abstemious
restraint in eating, lacking appetite, temperate
abstruse
profound, obscure, hard to understand
accolade
award of merit
acrid
sharp, bitterly pungent
acrimonious
bitter in words or manner
affable
easily approachable, warmly friendly
affirmation
positive assertion, confirmation, solemn pledge by one who refuses to oath
aloof
apart, reserved
concede
admit, yield
confluence
flowing together, crowd
conjecture
surmise, guess
contend
struggle, compete, assert earnestly
contract
shrink, compress, make a pledge, catch a disease
cordial
gracious, heartfelt
corrode
destroy by chemical action
debunk
expose as false, exxagerated, worthless
deleterious
harmful
derivative
unoriginal, derived from another source
desiccate
dry up
detached
emotionally removed, calm and objective, physically unconnected
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy, rambling, spread out (like gas)
dilatory
delaying
diligence
steadiness of effort, persistent hard work
disclose
reveal
discount
disregard, dismiss
discourse
formal discussion, conversation
discriminating
able to see differences, prejudice
disputatious
argumentative, fond of arguing
dissent
disagree
distend
expand, swell out
doctrine
teachings in general, particular principle (religious, legal, etc) taught
dubious
questionable, filled with doubt
dupe
someone easily fooled
ebullient
showing excitement, filled w/ enthusiasm
edify
instruct, correct morally
efface
rub out
elegy
poem or song expressing lamentation
elicit
drawn out by discussion
emend
correct, correct by a critic
endorse
support, approve
enmity
ill will, hatred
equanimity
calmenss of temperament, composure
equitable
fair, impartial
evanescent
fleeting, vanishing
exalt
raise in rank or dignity, praise
exemplify
serve as an example or model, embody
exhilarating
invigorating and refreshing, cheering
expedite
hasten, urge on, accelerate
fallow
plowed but now sowed, uncultivated
falter
hesitate
feasible
practical
fell
cut or knock down, bring down
fitful
spasmodic, intermittent
florid
ruddy, reddish, flowery
foolhardy
rash
gratify
please
gratuitous
given freely
hackneyed
commonplace, trite
hardy
sturdy, robust, able to stand inclement weather
idiosyncrasy
individual trait usually odd in nature, eccentricity
ignominy
deep disgrace, shame or dishonor
illicit
illegal
illusory
deceptive, not real
impecunious
w/o money
impregnable
invulnerable
impudence
impertinence, insolence
implausible
unbelievable, unlikely
culpable
reprehensible, deserving blame