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54 Cards in this Set

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PEREMPTORY
bossy, haughty, authoritative
ASSENT
permission
DISSENT
disagreement, protest
DIFFIDENCE
shyness
DEFERENCE
devotion, respect, homage
ANECDOTE
brief story, often humorous
EXCEPTIONABLE
objectionable
EXACERBATED
made worse, irritated
VACILLATION
uncertainty, wavering, hestitation
INTELLIGIBLE
readable, sensible
PARITY
equality
ACQUISITIVE
greedy, materialistic, avaricious
GAMBOL
play, frolic, cavort
ACETIC
sour, relating to vinegar
ASCETIC
rigidly plain and simple, monk like, Spartan, stoic
PRECOCIOUS
unusually talented or gifted at a young age
CONTRITE
sorrowful, apologetic, repentant, remorseful
URBANE
refined, sophisticated, suave, cultured, cosmopolitan
CAUSAL
causing to happen, inducing
BOOR
a rude person, churl, dunce, dullard, oaf, cretin, imbecile
OFFICIOUS
meddlesome, nosy, bothersome
CONTEND
to compete, vie, dispute, argue
SPECIOUS
untrue, sophomoric, imprecise, superficial
TENET
belief, canon, creed, doctrine, dogma
COMPLICITY
involvement (usu.negative)
REVEILLE
a military song played (usu. on a bugle) to awaken soldiers
GENUS
type, kind, category
between species and family
METTLE
courage, dauntlessness, pluck
MEDDLE
interfere, butt in, tamper, interlope
CENSURE
disapprove, reprimand, discipline, admonish, berate
VENAL
evil, corrup, willing to take a bribe
IMPETUOUS
hasty, impatient, impulsive, zealous
LIBEL
defame, slander, revile, besmirch
EMINENT
outstanding, esteemed, renowned
IMMANENT
built in, inherent, endemic
INCITE
stir up, provoke, excite
DISSEMBLE
to mask, camouflage, conceal
SUPPLANT
replace, substitute
PROSCRIBE
prohibit, condemn, sentence, doom
INDIGENT
poor, impoverished, destitute
INDIGENOUS
native, naturally occuring
REGIMEN
schedule, routine
REGIME
government
GARISH
gaudy, tasteless, ostentatious, overdone
PEDANT
showoff (of knowledge), know it all
INGENUOUS
simple, naive
MERETRICIOUS
gaudy, blatant, brazen, chintzy, flashy, loud

tawdrily attractive
EPITHET
a nickname, often insulting
EPIGRAM
a short, clever saying
ECLECTIC
chosen from a variety of sources, varied, catholic
DEPRECATE
condemn, revile, denigrate, disparage, vilify
CANON
principle, creed, belief, tenet, dogma
STOLID
unemotional, impassive, stoic, phlegmatic
WAIVE
to give up a right or privilege, surrender