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55 Cards in this Set

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(noun) wandering from the main path of a journey

(noun) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"

(noun) a message that departs from the main subject
verb) belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"

(verb) express strong disapproval of; deplore
(adjective satellite) causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

(adjective satellite) depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(noun) a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

(verb) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
(adjective satellite) intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art"

(adjective satellite) born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman

(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert
(adjective satellite) showing deep-seated resentment; "preserve...from rancourous envy of the rich"- Aldous Huxley
(verb) express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
(adjective) marked by keen caution and watchful prudence; "they were wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers"

(adjective satellite) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
(verb) detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
(noun) wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
(adjective satellite) marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"

(adjective satellite) marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance; "a recalcitrant teenager"; "everything revolves around a refractory individual genius"
noun) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

(noun) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
(noun) an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

(noun) (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

(noun) a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

(noun) a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"

(adjective satellite) preceding in time, order, or significance
(noun) a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
(adjective) incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another; "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights"

(adjective satellite) not subject to forfeiture; "an unforfeitable right"
(verb) surrender under agreed conditions
(adjective) having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

(adjective satellite) devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
(adjective satellite) profoundly honored; "revered holy men"

(adjective satellite) impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"
(adjective satellite) marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "sparkling conversation"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"

(adjective) (of a liquid) giving off bubbles

(adjective) used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide; "sparkling wines"; "sparkling water"
(adjective satellite) excessively mournful
(verb) make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

(verb) behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"

(verb) hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
(noun) especially a long, formal letter
(adjective satellite) wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes"
(adjective) recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"
(adjective satellite) (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects; "amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things"; "a rambling discursive book"; "his excursive remarks"; "a rambling

(adjective satellite) proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
(adjective satellite) showing little emotion; "a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"
(adjective satellite) unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"
(noun) a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset

(verb) cause to be nervous or upset

(verb) be flustered; behave in a confused manner
(adjective) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"
(verb) assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

(verb) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"

(verb) expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"

(verb) refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
(noun) a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno; "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"

(noun) someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions

(adjective satellite) seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"

(adjective) pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
(verb) grow weak and thin or waste away physically; "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"

(verb) cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
(adjective satellite) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clo

(adjective satellite) on or starting from the wearer's left; "bar sinister"

(adjective satellite) stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the sc
(verb) dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
(adjective satellite) seeking and enjoying the company of others; "a gregarious person who avoids solitude"

(adjective) tending to form a group with others of the same kind; "gregarious bird species"; "man is a gregarious animal"
(adjective satellite) sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"

(adjective satellite) (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"

(adjective satellite) stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
(noun) abstaining from excess

(noun) a manner that is serious and solemn

(noun) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs

(noun) the state of being sober
(noun) art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

(adjective satellite) distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"

(adjective satellite) ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
(adjective satellite) briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
(adjective) inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

(adjective satellite) abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant; "slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"; "a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams; "she has become submissive and subservient"

(adjective satellite) willing to submit without resistance to authority; deferent subservient"

(adjective satellite) willing to submit without resistance to authority; deferent
(adjective satellite) encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife"
(adjective) capable of reproducing

(adjective satellite) marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"

(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"
(noun) feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"

(noun) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
(verb) work together on a common enterprise of project; "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"

(verb) cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
(verb) censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
(adjective satellite) notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
(noun) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"

(noun) a petty disparagement
(noun) a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances

(noun) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

(noun) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"

(noun) a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

(verb) go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

(verb) cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"

(verb) work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"

(verb) be in an agitated or excited state; "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments"
(adjective) imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"

(adjective satellite) qualified by reservations
(adjective) bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

(adjective) of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

(adjective satellite) tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"
(adjective satellite) lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"
(noun) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

(verb) spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
(verb) to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"