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51 Cards in this Set

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Advocate
support
Ambiguous
vague.Open to more than one interpretation
Animosity
hostility; hatred
Boorishness
rudeness; ill-mannered behavior
Censure
blame; criticize
Concord
agreement
Conflagration
big fire
Consecrated
dedicated; made holy
Consummate
supremely good
Contagious
passed on through touch; infectious
Cursory
superficial. Performed without paying attention to details.
Dalliance
non-serious involvement; toying or playing with something
Deleterious
harmful
Disparaging
critical. To reduce in esteem or rank.
Dubious
doubtful
Equitable
fair and equal
Eulogy
praise
Fastidious
very fussy; excessively concerned (esp. about cleanliness)
Fidelity
faithfulness; loyalty
Formidable
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm
Futile
useless; waste of time and effort
Futility
uselessness
Holistic
whole; entire (Holistic viewpoint = seeing things as a whole)
Idiosyncratic
quirky; eccentric; unique to an individual
Ineffable
can’t be expressed in words
Infelicity
unsuitability; inappropriateness
Integrity
honor; honesty
Intermittent
on and off; not continuous
Judicious
fair; wise
Legitimate
to make legal; give approval to
Mercenary
seeking money above all else
Meticulous
thorough; taking care of details
Petulant
sulky
Polarized
divided into two extremes
Pragmatism
practicality
Presumptive
Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
Propensity
tendency; leaning’ predilection
Prosaic
ordinary
Quelled
suppressed
Regressive
moving backwards (literal or metaphoric)
Remiss
neglectful
Rhetoric
persuasive language
Sedulous
thorough; eager
Sermonized
gave moral lecture
Shroud
1. a cover for dead body, 2. to cover
Steadfastness
loyalty; firmness of purpose
Temporize
put off; procrastinate
Treacly
too sweet; over sentimental
Vacillated
wavered; hesitated
Vindication
proving right
Vindictive
seeking revenge