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53 Cards in this Set

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(verb) accuse formally of a crime
(noun) (logic) a self-contradiction; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
(adjective satellite) concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

(adverb) in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself pithily"
(noun) a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
(noun) a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

(noun) furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

(verb) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

(verb) make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"

(verb) make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

(verb) make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"

(verb) create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"

(verb) move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

(verb) move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
(noun) short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
(noun) mixed feelings or emotions
(adjective satellite) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist"
(noun) a person who speaks more than one language

(adjective satellite) having a command of or composed in many languages; "a polyglot traveler"; "a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages"
(noun) (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"

(adjective) on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"

(adjective satellite) related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues"
(noun) (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals"

(adjective) on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"

(adjective satellite) related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues"
(adjective satellite) contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"

(adjective satellite) (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over nig
(noun) a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

(noun) a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; "when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"

(noun) someone who offers opposition
(verb) make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

(verb) call forth
(noun) (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful; "he despised the esthetic of minimalism"

(adjective) concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; "the aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"

(adjective satellite) aesthetically pleasing; "an artistic flower arrangement"

(adjective) relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics; "aesthetic values"
(adjective satellite) bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"

(adjective satellite) intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
(adjective satellite) exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"
(adjective) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope

(adjective satellite) exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
(adjective satellite) marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
(noun) idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

(verb) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
(verb) make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"

(verb) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

(verb) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

(verb) make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
(adjective satellite) putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"

(adjective satellite) not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"

(adjective satellite) offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisteri
(verb) make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strenghten the relations between the two countries"

(verb) add alcohol beverages

(verb) add nutrients to; "fortified milk"

(verb) prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqui border"

(verb) enclose by or as if by a fortification
(adjective satellite) grave or even gloomy in character; "solemn and mournful music"; "a suit of somber black"; "a somber mood"

(adjective satellite) lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes"
(adjective satellite) unrestrained and violent; "rampant aggression"
(adjective satellite) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swa
(adjective satellite) more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare

(adjective satellite) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
(adjective satellite) difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
noun) a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

(adjective) serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

(adjective satellite) appropriate to a purpose; practical; "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"
(noun) the act of branching out or dividing into branches

(noun) an arrangement of branching parts

(noun) a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"

(noun) a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"
(adjective satellite) so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
(verb) be a precursor of; "The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period"

(verb) commence officially

(verb) open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
(verb) express strong disapproval of
(noun) showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

(adjective satellite) richly and brilliantly colorful

(adjective satellite) elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"
(adjective satellite) vigorous and active; "a vibrant group that challenged the system"; "a charming and vivacious hostess"; "a vivacious folk dance"
(adjective satellite) obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace prose"

(adjective satellite) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
(adjective satellite) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
(noun) the act of converging (coming closer)

(noun) a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"

(noun) the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit

(noun) the occurrence of two or more things coming together
(verb) turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

(verb) try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
(adjective satellite) patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble; "an enduring disposition"; "a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife"

(adjective satellite) unceasing; "an abiding belief"; "imperishable truths"
(noun) a cruel and oppressive dictator
(adjective satellite) of tumors e.g.; slow to heal or develop and usually painless; "an indolent ulcer"; "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

(adjective satellite) disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
(adjective satellite) being such in name only; "the nominal (or titular) head of his party"

(adjective satellite) named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative shares of stock"

(adjective satellite) insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a tokenish gesture"

(adjective) being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power; "nominal or face value"

(adjective) pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun; "nominal phrase"; "noun phrase"

(adjective) relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name; "the Russian system of nominal brevity"; "a nominal lists of priests"; "taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"
(adjective satellite) unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"

(adjective satellite) producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
(adjective satellite) conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"

(adjective satellite) without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
(verb) praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
(noun) a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
(adjective satellite) without or almost without hope; "despondent about his failure"; "too heartsick to fight back"
(noun) a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

(noun) a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership

(noun) group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

(noun) group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

(verb) disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"

(verb) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

(adjective satellite) moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner"
(noun) a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

(adjective satellite) furnishing gratification of the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishnes

(adjective satellite) devoted to pleasure; "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures"

(adjective) of Epicurus or epicureanism; "Epicurean philosophy"
(verb) reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

(verb) chew the cuds; "cows ruminate"
(noun) tightly woven fabric with raised cords

(noun) a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

(verb) cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
(adjective satellite) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"