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51 Cards in this Set

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acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste or character
amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole
amenable
agreeable; responsive to suggestion
bolster
to provide support or reinforcement
bombast
self-important or pompous writing or speech
bombastic
pompous; grandiloquent
credulous
tending to believe too readily; gullible
diatribe
a harsh denunciation
fawn
to flatter or praise excessively
fervent
greatly emotional or zealous
flout
to demonstrate contempt for, as in a rule or convention
fortuitous
happening by fortunate accident or chance
garrulous
pointlessly talkative, talking too much
germane
relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
glib
marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
halcyon
calm and peaceful
hubris
arrogant presumption or pride
idolatrous
given to intense or excessive devotion to something
imminent
about to happen; impending
imperturbable
marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness
impetuous
hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
implacable
not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
indifferent
having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
laconic
using few words; terse
malleable
capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable
maverick
an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
mendacity
the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
mercurial
characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
meticulous
characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail
mollify
to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity
obdurate
unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
obfuscate
to deliberately obscure; to make confusing
obsequious
exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
obstinate
stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
opprobrium
disgrace; contempt; scorn
ostentatious
characterized by or given to pretentiousness.
pedantic
the parading of learning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules
pervade
to permeate throughout
pervasive
having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout
phlegmatic
calm; sluggish; unemotional
pirate
to illegally use or reproduce
plethora
an overabundance; a surplus
polemical
controversial; argumentative
pragmatic
practical rather than idealistic
rancorous
characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
rhetoric
the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
salubrious
promoting health or well-being
sedulous
diligent; persistent; hard-working
solvent
able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
soporific
causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep