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18 Cards in this Set

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flailing
waving wildly
superlative
supreme; better than others
ascertain
find out with certainty; determine
quelled
quieted, subdued
poised
balanced in position
perfunctory
not exerting much effort; unconcerned
garbled
confused; mixed up
recriminations
accusations leveled against an accuser; countercharges
pertinent
having some connection with the subject
vainly
without success, fruitlessly
abiding
continuing; lasting
pitted
placed in competition
specter
frightening figure; ghost
appalled
horrified
arbitrarily
on the basis of whim or personal preference rather than reason
inherent
existing as a basic, essential part of something
implacable
relentless; not affected by attempts at change
corroborated
supported; upheld the truth of