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22 Cards in this Set

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abate
to make less in amount, degree; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct
adulation
praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
astute
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
culpable
deserving blame, worthy oc condemnation
dilatory
not on time, not prompt; tending to delay
egregious
conspicuous, standing out from the mass
equivocate
to speak or act in a way that allows of more than one interpretation; to be ambiguous
evanescent
vanishing, soon passing away
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind
modicum
a small or moderate amount
nebulous
cloudlike; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused
novice
one who is just a beginner at some activity
penury
extremey poverty; barrenness
pretentious
done for show, striving to make a big impression
recapitulate
to review a series of facts; to sum up
resuscitate
to revive, bring back to consciousness
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless
succinct
expressed briefly and clearly
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull