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62 Cards in this Set

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abjure
to renounce under oath; to abandon forever; to abstain from
acclivity
an incline or upward slope
aerie
a nest built high in the air
amorphous
having no definite form
aplomb
self-confident assurance; poise
archipelago
a large group of islands
aver
to declare to be true; to affirm
becloud
to make less visible
blasphemous
cursing, profane
bucolic
pastoral, rural
captious
marked by the tendency to point out trivial faults
censorious
critical; tending to blame and condem
cloying
sickly sweet; excessive
compliant
submissive, yielding
consternation
an intense state of fear or dismay
convalesce
to recover gradually from an illness
denizen
an inhabitant, resident
discrete
individually distinct, separate
doleful
sad, mournful
espouse
to take up and support as a cause; to marry
expunge
to erase, eliminate completely
fallacious
tending to deceive or mislead
fitful
intermittent, lacking steadiness
fortitude
strength of mind that allows one to encounter adversity with courage
gamely
spiritedly, bravely
hegemony
the domination of one state or group over its allies
ignoble
having low moral standards, not noble in character; mean
importunate
troublesomely urgent; extremely persistent in request or demand
inchoate
being only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
inquest
an investigation, an inquiry
interlocutor
one who takes part in a conversation
levity
an inappropriate lack of seriousness, overly casual
lithe
moving and bending with ease
malevolent
exhibiting ill will
mellifluous
having a smooth, rich flow
myopic
lacking foresight, having a narrow view
non sequitur
a statement which does not follow logically from anything previously said
onus
a burden, an obligation
ostracize
to exclude from a group by common consent
paltry
pitifully small or worthless
pare
to trim off excess, reduce
pecuniary
relating to money
philistine
a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
plucky
courageous, spunky
prodigal
recklessly extravagant, wasteful
proscribe
to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful
punctilious
concerned with precise details about codes or conventions
rapt
deeply absorbed
refract
to deflect sound or light
reprehensible
deserving of blame
revile
to criticize with harsh language, verbally abuse
sedition
behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
sojourn
a temporary stay, visit
stalwart
marked by outstanding strength and vigor
surmount
to conquer, overcome
tempestuous
stormy, turbulent
titular
existing in title only; having a title without the functions or responsibilities
tremulous
trembling, timid, easily shaken
untoward
difficult to handle or work with
visceral
instinctive, not intellectual; deep, emotional
wax
to increase gradually
zenith
the point of culmination; peak