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20 Cards in this Set

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(e mel' ye rat)

(v) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

Synonyms: amend, better
Antonyms: worsen, aggracate, exacerbate
(e plam')

(n) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularly

Synonyms: composure, self-possession, levelheadedness
Antonyms: confusion, embarrassment, abashment
(bam bas' tik)

(adj) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

Synonyms: inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious
Antonyms: unadorned, simple, plain, austere
(kal' ow)

(adj) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

Synonyms: green, raw, unfledged, unexperienced
Antonyms: mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
(driv' el)

(n) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless, talk or thinking; nonsense

Synonyms: balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, slaver
(n) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

Synonyms: abstract, digest, model, archetype
(ag zort')

(v) to urge strongly, advise earnestly

Synonyms: entreat, implore, adjure
Antonyms: discourage, advise against, deprecate
Ex officio
(eks e fish' e o)

(adj, adv) by virtue of holding a certain office
(in frinj')

(v) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

Synonyms: encroach, impinge, intrude, poach
Antonyms: stay in bounds
(in gra' she at)

(v) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)

Synonyms: cozy up to, curry favor with
Antonyms: alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
(in' ter lop er)

(n) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder

Synonyms: trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
(in trin' sik)

(adj) belonging to someone or something y its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

Synonyms: immanent, organic
Antonyms: extrinsic, external, outward
(in va')

(v) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

Synonyms: rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate
Antonyms: acclaim, glorify, extol
(las' e tud)

(n) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

Synonyms: fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
Antonyms: energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
(me len' e em)

(n) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy

Synonyms: chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace
Antonyms: doomsday, day of judgement
(e kelt')

(adj) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means

Synonyms: supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane
Antonyms: mundane, common, public, exoteric
(per' me at)

(v) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
(pri sip' e tat)

(v) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to

Synonyms: provoke, produce
Antonyms: wary, cautious, circumspect
(strin' jent)

(adj) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

Synonyms: stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative
Antonyms: lenient, mild, lax, permissive
(ser miz')

(v) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess

Synonyms: infer, gather