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36 Cards in this Set

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Contempt
reproachful disdain
Lucid
clear; easy to understand
Aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty; artistic (not to be confused with ascetic)
Prodigal
extravagant; wasteful
Augment
to add to; to increase; to make bigger
Complacent
smug; self-satisfied; pleased with oneself; contented to a fault
Guile
cunning; duplicity
Squander
to waste
Incessant
unceasing; never-ending
Laudable
worthy of praise
Deter
to prevent; to stop; to keep from doing something
Redundant
repetitive; unnecessary; excessively wordy
Infamous
shamefully wicked; having (and deserving) an extremely bad reputation; disgraceful
Provacative
exciting; attracting attention
Depravity
moral corruption
Gravity
seriousness (secondary meaning)
Banal
unoriginal; ordinary
Extol
to praise
Euphony
pleasant sound (the opposite of cacophony)
Deride
to ridicule; to laugh at contempuously
Insipid
dull; banal
Austere
unadorned; stern; forbidding; without much money
Expedite
to make faster or easier
Heresy
an opinion violently opposed to established beliefs
Novel
new; original
Philanthropy
love of mankind; donating to charity
Tentative
experimental; temporary; uncertain
Deference
Submission to another's will; respect; courtesy
Vacillate
to be indecisive; to waver back and forth
Fervor
passion
Dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
Pragmatic
practical; down-to-earth; based on experience rather than theory
Rigorous
strict; harsh; severe
Solemn
serious; grave
Alleviate
to lesson, to relieve, usually temporarily ot imcompletely; to make bearable
Negligence
carelessness