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62 Cards in this Set

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vituperative
harshly condemning
ignominy
personal dishonor, disgraceful conduct
effrontery
brazen boldness, presumptuousness
presumptuous
self-confident
censure
to issue official blame
rectitude
righteousness
inscrutable
unfathomable
extirpate
to destroy
disparage
to belittle
pedantic
concerned with book learning and formal rules
sophistry
a plausible, but misleading or fallacious argument
pejorative
disparaging, belittling
contempt
hatred
remiss
negligent
expurgate
to remove objectionable content before publication or release
castigate
to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
quell
to suppress
erudition
deep, extensive learning
sanctimonious
feigning piety
eminent
distinguished, prominent
impugn
attack as false
supplant
to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics
denounce
to condemn openly
solicitous
concerned
conciliatory
appeasing, soothing, showing willingness to reconcile
didactic
instructive
felicitous
well suited, apt
inundate
to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp
duplicitous
deliberately deceptive
lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy (to an exaggerated/ludicrous degree)
flag
to decline in vigor or strength
jaded
worn out; wearied
palliative
relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
fallacy
a false notion
amalgam
a mixture
vignette
a short scene or story
specious
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false
tumultuous
noisy and disorderly
onerous
troublesome or oppressive; burdensome
squander
to spend wastefully
dearth
scarce supply; lack
ingenuous
lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness
prescience
knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
aural
related to the ear/hearing
temporal
relating to time
dirge
a funeral hymn or lament
innocuous
having do adverse effect; harmless
rancorous
marked by bitter ill-will
averse
strongly disinclined
insolent
insulting in manner or speech
flippant
disrespectfully humorous or casual
demure
modest and reserved
diffidence
timidity or shyness
contentious
quarrelsome
intransigence
refusal to moderate a position or to compromise
repugnant
arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive
sanguine
cheerfully confident; optimistic
burgeon
to grow and flourish
distend
to swell out or expand when overly full
dogmatic
stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs
invocation
a call (usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration
quiescent
quiet, still, or at rest; inactive