Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/25

Click to flip

25 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
abscond
to leave quickly and secretly and hide onself, esp from the law
altruism
unselfish concern for the welfare of others, selflessness
castigate
to inflict severe punishment, criticize severely
malign
to make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about, speak evil of
bane
fatal injury or ruin, cause of aforementioned, deadly poison
blight
something that impairs growth, withers hopes and ambitions, or impedes progress and prosperity
capitulate
to surrender under specified conditions, come to terms, give up all resistance
mundane
bound of earth, worldly, typical of or concerned w/ordinary
paltry
petty, worthless, trashy
prodigious
aweseomly great in size, force, or extent
pugnacious
eager to fight, aggressive by nature
benign
of a kindly disposition, gracious
brusque
abrupt and curt, discourteously blunt
placate
to allay the anger of; appease
expedite
to perform efficiently and quickly to speed up a process
flippant
marked by disrespectful indifference
piety
a devout thought, act, or statement
pretense
a false appearance or action designed to deceive
recluse
solitary
inane
without sense or substance
precocious
unusually early development/maturity
didactic
intended to teach/moralize (excessively)
egress
an exit, emergence, right to leave
nemesis
unbeatable opponent, source of harm or ruin
paradox
a contradictory statement that may not be true