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55 Cards in this Set

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pulchritude (N)
beauty; corneliness
punctilious (adj)
stressing niceties of conduct or form; minutely attentive (perhaps
too much so) to fine points.
pundit (n)
authority on a subject; learned person; expert
purported (adj)
alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored
pusillanimous (adj)
cowardly; fainthearted
quaff (V)
drink with relish
qualified (adj)
quarry (v)
dig into
querulous (adj)
fretful; whining
quiescent (adj)
at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
quintessence (n)
purest and highest embodiment
quisling (n)
traitor who aids invaders
quotidian (adj)
daily; commonplace; customary
raconteur (n)
rakish (adj)
stylish; sporty
rankle (v)
irritate; fester
rapacious (adj)
excessively grasping; plundering
rarefied (adj)
made less dense (of a gas)
ratiocination (n)
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions
rebus (n)
puzzle in which pictures stand for words.
recalcitrant (adj)
obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
recapitulate (v)
recondite (adj)
abstruse; profound; secret
rectitude (n)
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
recumbent (adj)
reclining, lying down completely or in part
redoubtable (adj)
formidable; causing fear
refectory (n)
dining hall
refractory (adj)
stubborn; unmanageable
refulgent (adj)
brightly shining; gleaming
regicide (n)
murder of a queen or king
rejoinder (n)
retort; comeback; reply
relegate (v)
banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
remiss (adj)
repartee (n)
clever reply
repast (n)
meal; feast; banquet
repository (n)
reprisal (n)
reprobate (n)
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
repudiate (v)
disown; disavow
reputed (adj)
rescind (v)
restive (adj)
restlessly impatient
reticent (adj)
reserved; uncommunicative; inclined to silence
retinue (n)
following; attendants
retrench (v)
cut down; economize
retrograde (v)
go backwards; degenerate
rhapsodize (v)
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
ribald (adj)
wanton; profane
rider (n)
amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
rife (adj)
abundant; current
rigor (n)
rivulet (n)
small stream
roil (v)
to make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; to disturb
roseate (adj)
rosy; optimistic
rostrum (n)
platform for speech-making; pulpit