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54 Cards in this Set

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(adjective) lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
(noun) an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
(adjective satellite) extremely hot; "the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne; "set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope

(adjective satellite) characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
(adjective satellite) feeling great rapture or delight
(noun) a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things

(noun) the feeling that things will turn out badly
(noun) the revival of learning and culture
(noun) the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

(noun) a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
(verb) increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

(verb) make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"
(adjective satellite) full in all respects; "a plenary session of the legislature"; "a diplomat with plenary powers"
(adjective satellite) showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper
(verb) prove to be false or incorrect

(verb) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
(noun) righteousness by virtue of being pious
(noun) a small or moderate or token amount; "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack
equanimity (verb) make weak; "Life in the c
(noun) steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
(verb) make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
(verb) cause to lose one's composure
(noun) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

(noun) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

(verb) reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

(verb) look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
(noun) a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming"

(noun) good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
(noun) the principal character in a work of fiction

(noun) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
(noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something

(noun) a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
(noun) the act of improving by renewing and restoring

(noun) the state of being restored to its former good condition; "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house"
(noun) a reverent mental attitude

(noun) a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"

(verb) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
(verb) turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"
(adjective satellite) instructive (especially excessively)
(noun) an unsophisticated country person

(adjective satellite) awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"

(adjective satellite) characteristic of the fields or country; "agrestic simplicity"; "rustic stone walls"

(adjective satellite) used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"

(adjective satellite) characteristic of rural life; "countrified clothes"; "rustic awkwardness"
(adjective satellite) joyously unrestrained
(noun) acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

(noun) a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
(adverb) without knowledge or intention; "he unwittingly deleted the references"
(noun) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"

(noun) descriptive word or phrase
(adjective) large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense); "a commodious harbor"; "a commodious building suitable for conventions"
(noun) a person who explores caves
noun) figure on the bow of some sailing vessels

(noun) a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
(verb) tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"
(adjective satellite) chronologically misplaced; "English public schools are anachronistic"
(adjective satellite) marked by extreme care in treatment of details; "a meticulous craftsman"; "almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"

(adjective satellite) marked by precise accordance with details; "was worryingly meticulous about trivial details"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
(noun) a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections

(noun) speech you make to yourself
(adjective satellite) prudent; "guarded optimism"

(adjective satellite) cool and formal in manner

(adjective satellite) free from ostentation or pretension; "the restrained elegance of the room"

(adjective satellite) not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"

(adjective) under restraint

(adjective satellite) marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

(noun) an instance of driving away or warding off

(verb) reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"

(verb) force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
(noun) (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"
(noun) (law) a gift of personal property by will
(verb) make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"
(noun) a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion; "he's got the fidgets"; "waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness"

(verb) move restlessly; "The child is always fidgeting in his seat"
(noun) a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

(noun) the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"

(noun) official permission or approval; "authority for the program was renewed several times"

(noun) formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

(verb) give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"

(verb) give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"

(verb) give authority or permission to
(adjective satellite) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)

(adjective satellite) marked by violent force; "impetuous heaving waves"
(verb) free somebody (from an erroneous belief)
(verb) of documents or cheques

(verb) guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat"

(verb) be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

(verb) give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
(verb) mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"

(verb) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
(noun) actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

(noun) an exasperated feeling of annoyance
(verb) weaken mentally or morally

(verb) disturb the composure of
(noun) a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
(noun) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
(verb) spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"
(noun) the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
(noun) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"

(noun) a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation

(noun) the creation of something in the mind