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54 Cards in this Set

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(adjective) infectious; having the ability to cause disease

(adjective satellite) harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts

(adjective satellite) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
(adjective) intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"

(adjective) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

(adjective satellite) of a display that is tawdry or vulgar
(noun) any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
(noun) a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls

(verb) cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"

(verb) melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"

(verb) restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.

(verb) bestow; "give hommage"; "render thanks"

(verb) pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"

(verb) coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"

(verb) give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

(verb) show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

(verb) give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

(verb) to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"

(verb) give back; "render money"

(verb) make over as a return; "They had to render the estate"

(verb) provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
(adjective satellite) marked by care and persistent effort; "her assiduous attempts to learn French"; "assiduous research"; "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"
(noun) moral soundness

(noun) an unreduced or unbroken completeness or totality
(noun) an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
(noun) a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"

(noun) a brief abstract (as of an article or book)
(adjective satellite) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "a specious claim"

(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert
(noun) acting like a clown or buffoon

(noun) something of little value or significance

(noun) the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
(verb) lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"

(verb) remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"

(verb) preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"

(adjective satellite) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
(adjective) derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"

(adjective) relying on medical quackery; "empiric treatment"
(noun) a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed"

(noun) that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike; "his disinclination for modesty is well known"
(adjective satellite) involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep"; "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound"

(adjective) being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't giv

(adjective satellite) of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"

(adjective) relating to a surface; "superficial measurements"; "the superficial area of the wall"
(verb) set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

(verb) keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"

(verb) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"

(verb) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

(verb) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
(noun) a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
(adjective satellite) offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
(adjective satellite) expressing sorrow
(noun) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

(noun) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
(verb) come together so as to form a single product; "Social forces converged to bring the Fascists back to power"

(verb) move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"

(verb) be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"

(verb) approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
(adjective satellite) spreading throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"

(adjective satellite) spread throughout; "a pervasive anxiety overshadows the triumphs of individuals"
(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

(noun) someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw

(verb) break with established customs

(adjective satellite) having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
(noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer

(adjective satellite) very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity";

(adjective satellite) marked by rash extravagance; "led a prodigal life"

(adjective satellite) recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
(adjective) not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature; "the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God"
(adjective) expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
(noun) favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
(noun) voluntary promotion of human welfare
(noun) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"

(noun) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels; its opium parlors; its depravity"
(noun) idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
(adjective) characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"

(adjective satellite) quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"
(noun) the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
(verb) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"

(verb) remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"

(verb) change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
(noun) equality of distribution
(noun) resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow)
noun) a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

(adjective satellite) greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal"

(adjective satellite) of political bodies; "an autonomous judiciary"; "a sovereign state"
(adjective satellite) rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"
(adjective satellite) brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
(adjective satellite) habitually complaining; "a whining child"
(noun) an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger

(noun) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle

(noun) a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse

(verb) strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
(noun) a manner that is serious and solemn

(noun) a solemn and dignified feeling

(noun) (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the p
(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
(adjective) having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

(adjective) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivo

(adjective satellite) having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"
(noun) someone who spends money prodigally

(adjective satellite) recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
(noun) an office that involves minimal duties

(noun) a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
(noun) (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"

(noun) an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
(adjective satellite) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
(adjective) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"
(noun) the metal bob of a plumb line

(verb) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

(verb) examine thoroughly and in great depth

(verb) measure the depth of something

(verb) weight with lead

(adjective satellite) exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"

(adverb) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

(adverb) exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"

(adverb) conforming to the direction of a plumb line
(adjective satellite) skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"

(adjective satellite) acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
(verb) cause to lose one's composure

(verb) cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
(verb) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

(verb) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

(verb) take in marriage
(adjective) giving and careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

(adjective) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"