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51 Cards in this Set

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candid
completely honeset, straightforward
conjecture
inference; guesswork
didactic
instructive
euphemism
a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term
extrapolate
to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information
incoherent
lacking cohesion or connection
insinuate
to introduce or communicate stealthily
lucid
easily understood; clear
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
acumen
quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight
adroit
dexterous; deft
ascertain
to find out, as through investigation or experimentation
astute
shrewd; clever
circumspect
careful; prudent; discreet
disseminate
to scatter widely, as in sowing seed
erudition
deep, extensive learning
husbandry
the application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding
pedantic
excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules
perspicacious
shrewd; clear-sighted
pragmatic
practical
precocious
exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity
prospectus
formal proposal
rudimentary
basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of development
abstruse
difficult to understand
callous
emotionally hardened; unfeeling
convoluted
intricate; complex
enigma
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
inscrutable
difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
reticent
inclined to keep silent; reserved
staide
unemotional; serious
arcane
known or understood by only a few
assimilate
to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar
autonomy
independence; self-determination
cosmopolitan
worldly; widely sophisticated
derivative (noun)
something that comes from another source
entourage
a group of attendants or associates; a retinue
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a small group
gaffe
a clumsy social error; a faux pas
idiosyncrasy
characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
insular
isolated; narrow or provincial
orthodox
adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion
potentate
one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
castigate
to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
censure
to issue official blame
denounce
to condemn openly
reclusive
seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
reliquish
to retitre from; give up or abandon
renounce
to give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement
vituperative
marked by harshly abusive condemnation
circumscribe
to draw a circle around; to restrict
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundary; touching