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155 Cards in this Set

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abate
decrease, reduce
abeyance
temporary suspension
abjure
reject, abandon
abortive
interrupted while incomplete
abrogate
to put an end to
abscond
depart secretly
acquiesce
to agree; comply quietly
acumen
sharpness of insight
acute
admonish
to caution or reprimand
adroit
skillful, accomplished
adverse
unlucky, harmful
affinity
fondness, liking
affront
personal offense, insult
alacrity
eagerness; speed
aligned
committed to one side
amalgamate
to mix, combine
anachronistic
outdated
antediluvian
prehistoric, ancient
anterior
preceding, previous
antipathy
dislike
apathy
lack of feeling or emotion
apocryphal
fake, fictional
apotheosis
glorification
approbation
praise; approval
arbitrate
mediate, negotiate
arcane
secret
arrogate
to demand
ascetic
austere, self-denying
monk
aspersion
false rumor
assent
to express agreement
(opp.)-dissent
astringent
harsh, severe
astute
having good judgement
augury
prophecy
autonomous
independent
aver
to declare to be true, affirm
aversion
intense dislike
baleful
harmful
bemuse
to confuse
benighted
unenlightened
bevy
group
bilk
to cheat
blandish
to coax with flattery
blight
to destroy
brigand
bandit, outlaw
burgeon
to sprout or flourish
cajole
to flatter, coax
calumny
false accusation, slander
canonize
to declare a person a saint
boon
blessing
capitulate
surrender
castigate
to punish
catharsis
purification, cleansing
cavalier
carefree, happy
censorious
severely critical
chagrin
shame
chary
cautious, shy
chicanery
deception
choleric
easily angered
choler-red
clairvoyant
psychic
clandestine
secretive
clemency
merciful leniency
cloister
to confine, seclude
cognate
similar, akin
collateral
accompanying
conglomerate
collected group of varied things
congruity
harmony, agreement
consign
to commit, entrust
consonant
consistent with
constituent
part; citizen
contentious
belligerent
contrite
deeply sorrowful
corroborate
to confirm, verify
cosset
to pamper
covert
hidden, secret
credulous
gullible
culpable
guilty
cursory
hastily done, superficial
dearth
lack
deciduous
temporary
decorous
proper, tasteful
deluge
to submerge, overwhelm
demur
to object
denigrate
to slur someone's rep
depravity
sinfulness
deprecate
to belittle
destitute
very poor
desultory
at random
diffidence
shyness
dilatory
slow, tending to delay
discern
to perceive someting obscure
disparate
dissimilar
dissemble
to pretend, disguise
dissonant
harsh and unpleasant sounding
dogmatic
opinionated
duplicity
deception
ebb
fade away
edify
to instruct morally
egress
exit
engender
to produce, cause
enmity
hostility
ennui
boredom
entail
to involve as a necessary result
equivocal
ambiguous, open to more than one interpretation
erudite
learned, scholarly
errant
straying
exigent
urgent
expiate
to atone for
flaccid
limp, weak
foible
flaw
forbearance
patience
forsake
to abandon
fractious
rebellious
garrulous
very talkative
hallowed
holy; treated as sacred
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure as goal
illustrious
famous
impervious
impossible to affect
implacable
incapable of being pleased
placeo
impugn
to call into question
inculcate
to teach
inculpate
to blame
ingenuous
straightforward
ingress
entrance
innocuous
harmless
intimation
clue, suggestion
intractable
not easily managed
inundate
overwhelm
inure
to harden; accustom
irascible
easily angered
ira
lachrymose
tearful
laconic
using few words
latent
potential
lassitude
lethargy
licentious
immoral
lithe
graceful
lugubrious
sorrowful
masochist
one who enjoys pain or humiliation
maudlin
overly sentimental
mendacious
dishonest
meretricious
gaudy, falsely attractive
niggardly
stingy
obfuscate
to confuse
obsequious
overly submissive; brownnosing
obviate
to make unecessary
occlude
to shut, block
onerous
burdensome
opprobrious
disgraceful
palliate
to make less serious
paradigm
ideal example
pedagogue
teacher
pedant
boring academic
pejorative
having bad connotations
pestilence
epidemic, plague
petulance
rudeness
phlegmatic
calm in temperament; sluggish