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28 Cards in this Set

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Nostalgic (adj.)
Nostalgically (adv.)
Nostalgist (noun)
1. Being homesick or longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
Immaculate (adj.)
Immaculately (adv.)
Immaculateness (noun)
1. clean, spotless, free from stains or blemishes, having no markings.

2. Free from fault or error.
"Your house is immaculate"
"He was immaculated from the murder topic."
Voracious (adj.)
Voraciously (adv.)
1.Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food.
2.Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit. Greed.
Elusive (adj.)
Elusively (adv.)
Elusiveness (noun)
1.Difficult to discribe.
2.Skillful at eluding capture.
3.Difficult to detect or grasp by the mind

Elude: 1.To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill.
2.To escape the understanding or grasp of.
"That name has always eluded me."
Prevalent (adj.)
Prevalently (adv.)
1.Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced.
2.Encountered generally especially at the present time
"...the most prevalent religion in our area"

"The prevailing topic was that he stole from that store."
Combative (adj.)
1.Eager to fight.
2.Striving to overcome in an argument.
"She gets very combative when she passes by her past enemies."
Peril (noun)
1.Imminent danger.
2.Exposure to the risk of harm or loss.
3.Something that endangers or involves risk.
Kitsch (noun/adj.)
Kitschify (adv.)
1.Sentimentality or vulgar, often pretentious bad taste, especially in the arts.
“When money tries to buy beauty it tends to purchase a kind of courteous kitsch”

“The kitsch kitchen... has aqua gingham (yarn-dyed cotton fabric woven in stripes, checks, plaids, or solid colors) curtains and rubber ducky yellow walls painted in a fried-egg motif”
Verbatim (adj.)
1.Using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word.
2.Usually a direct quotation. Used from another speech or from an authors words.
"a verbatim report of the conversation."

"he repeated her remarks verbatim"
1.To mistake the meaning of/ misinterpret.
Pragmatic (adj.)
Pragmatically (adv.)
1.Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
Sentimental (adj.)
Sentimentally (adv.)
1.Affectedly or extravagantly emotional.
2.Resulting from or colored by emotion rather than reason or realism.
"She's very sentimental when it comes to her artwork."
Subtle (adj.)
Subtleness (noun)
Subtly (adv.)
1.So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe.
2.Difficult to understand.
3.clever, crafty, sly, devious, insidious.
"a subtle smile"

"an argument whose subtle point was lost on her opponent."

"a subtle poison."
Induce (v.)
Inducing (noun)
Inducible (adj.)
1.To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
"inducement of sleep"
"a drug used to induce labor"
1.Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote.
"stood apart with aloof dignity."
1.Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

1.Well informed and perceptive; shrewd. (understanding)
"a banker known for financial savvy."

"savvy Washington insiders."
1.Long life; great duration of life.
2.Long duration or continuance, as in an occupation.
"had unusual longevity in the company; her longevity as a star."

1.Appropriateness of behavior or conduct. Polite.
2.The appropriateness of an element of an artistic or literary work, such as style or tone, to its particular circumstance or to the composition as a whole.
"the formalities and decorums of a military funeral."
1.Open to more than one interpretation.
2.Doubtful or uncertain.
"an ambiguous reply"
“The theatrical status of her frequently derided but constantly revived plays remained ambiguous”
1.To make void; repeal or annul.

1.Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest.
“There'll be no time to correct lackadaisical driving techniques after trouble develops”
1.To change for the better; improve.
2.To remove the faults or errors in; correct.
3.To alter.
"Amended the earlier proposal so as to make it more comprehensive."
1.To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
2.To restrain; subdue.
3.To rid of excess; refine or purify.
"chasten a proud spirit."

"chasten a careless writing style."
1.Full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy.
2.Lavish; extravagant.
Extreme in degree, size, or extent.
3.Growing, producing, or produced abundantly; plentiful.
“Threads of her exuberant hair showed up at the bottom of the sink”
1.Extremely careful and precise.
2.Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
1.Exhibiting restrained good taste.
“The waiting room is comfortable and understated”

1.To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity.