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20 Cards in this Set

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Interloper
the interloper was only a mouse
trespasser, intruder
Circumspect
Be circumspect when you meet a stranger
cautious
Captious
Don't be captious, Mommy!!
criticism, faultfinding
Congenial
Mommy is very congenial.
Friendly
Acerbic
The food was acerbic
sour, bitter, tart, pungent, caustic.
pariah
The begger was looked upon as an pariah.
an outcast to society
vaunt
Veronica was known to vaunt her knowledge of vocabulary.
boast
enigma
The diappearance was an enigmatic mystery.
puzzle
slothful
The slothful youth brought his parents grief.
lazy
parochial
The parochial parents were not happy with the piercings.
narrow-minded
(also used to mean a Catholic school)
paragon
she was a paragon of virtue.
the ideal
transitory
It was a transitory illness.
momentary, fleeting
ostensible
Ostensibly a wimp, Clark tried to conceal he was Superman.
-not what it seems
disparage
Gossip columnists often disparage their subjects.
degrade, malign
noisome
a noisome pile of noodles
foul, fetid
wont
Wilbur was wont to spending great wads of money on computer games.
used to, accustomed
contrition
The thief was filled with contrition after he realized what he had done.
regret, remorse
somber
- a somber expressiion
solemn, glommy
onus
The onus appeared heavy, but actually had a bright side.
burden
disagreeable necessity
surreptitious
The slimy snake slilthered
surreptitiously up the tree.
sneaky, covert