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50 Cards in this Set

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Monotony
noun
no variation; tediously the same
Aggrandize
verb
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
Xenophobia
noun
a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
Scintilla
noun
trace amount
Pugilism
noun
boxing
Waver
verb
to fluctuate between choices
Zephyr
noun
a gentle breeze; something airy or unsubstantial
Banal
adj
predictable; cliched; boring
Impious
adj
not devout in religion
Oblique
adj
indirect or evasive; misleading or devious
Occlude
verb
to stop up; prevent the passage of
Abate
verb
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
Abdicate
verb
to give up a position, right, or power
Exponent
noun
one who champions or advocates
Expurgate
verb
to censor
Fallow
noun
dormant; unused
Fanatical
adj
acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
Fatuous
adj
stupid; foolishly self-satisfied
Fawn
verb
to grovel
Fecund
adj
fertile; fruitful; productive
Fervid
adj
intensely emotional; feverish
Fetid
adj
foul-smelling; putrid
Enumerate
verb
to count, list, or itemize
Ephemeral
adj
lasting a short time
Epicure
noun
person with refined taste in food and wine
Dyspeptic
adj
suffering from indigestion; gloomy and irritable
Ebullient
adj
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits
Glib
adj
fluent in an insincere manner; offhand; casual
Rhetoric
noun
effective writing or speaking
Livid
adj
discolored from a bruise; pale; reddened with anger
Loquacious
adj
talkative
Keen
adj
having a sharp edge; intellectually sharp; perceptive
Kindle
verb
to set fire to or ignite; excite or inspire
Connoisseur
noun
a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
Contumacious
adj
rebellious
Contrite
adj
deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong
Malediction
noun
a curse; a wish of evil upon another
Yoke
verb
to join together
Bilk
verb
to cheat; defraud
Bifurcate
verb
to divide into two parts
Peripatetic
adj
wandering from place to place, especially on foot
Permeate
verb
to penetrate
Augury
noun
prophecy; prediction of events
Lassitude
noun
a state of diminished energy
Lapidary
adj
relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them
Larceny
noun
theft of property
Largess
noun
generous giving (as of money) to others who may seem inferior
Zenith
noun
the point of culmination; peak
Noisome
adj
stinking; putrid
Nettle
verb
to irritate