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51 Cards in this Set

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shrewd, clever
astute
adj
quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight
acumen
noun
basic, elementary; in the earliest stages of development
rudimentry
adj
sharing on edge or boundary; touching
contiguous
adj
completely honest; straight forward
candid
adj
market by harshly abusive condemnation
vituperative
adj
difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
inscrutable
adj
difficult to understand
abstruse
adj
exhibiting usually early intellectual aptitude or maturity
precocious
adj
inference; guess work
conjecture
noun
to draw a circlearound; to restrict
circumscribe
verb (T)
to retire from; give up or abandon
relinquish
verb (T)
to give up (a title for example) especially by formal announcement
renounce
verb (T)
seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
reclusive
adj
to condemn openly
denounce
verb (T)
to issue official blame
censure
verb (T)
one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
potentate
noun
adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion
orthodox
noun
isolated; narrow or provincial
insular
adj
characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
idiosyncrasy
noun
a clumsy social error; a faux pas
gaffe
noun
intended for or understood by only a small group
esoteric
adj
a group of attendants or associates; a retinue
entourage
noun
something that comes from another source
derivative
noun
worldly; widely sophisticated
cosmopolitan
adj
independence; self determination
autonomy
noun
to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar
assimilate
verb (T)
known or understood by only a few
arcane
adj
unemotional; serious
staid
adj
inclined to keep silent; reserved
reticent
adj
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
enigma
noun
intricate; complex
convoluted
adj
emotionally hardened; unfeeling
callous
adj
formal proposal
prospectus
noun
practical
pragmatic
noun
shrewd; clear-sighted
perspicacious
adj
excessively concerned with bok learning and formal rules
pedantic
adj
the application of scientific principles to agriculture especially to animal breeding
husbandry
noun
deep, extensive learning
erudition
noun
to scatter widely, as in sowing seed
disseminate
verb (T)
careful; prudent; discreet
circumspect
adj
dexterous; deft
adroit
adj
to find out as though investigation or experimentation
ascertain
verb (T)
the act of using language effectively and persuasively
rhetoric
noun
easily understood; clear
lucid
adj
to introduce or communicate stealthily
insinuate
verb (T)
lacking cohesion or connection
incoherent
adj
to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information
extrapolate
verb (T)
a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensiver term
euphemism
noun
instructive
didactic
adj
to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
castigate
verb (T)