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78 Cards in this Set

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belie
misrepresent
ascetic
live a life of no indulgence
surreptitious
sneaky
prudent
cautious
reverent
showing respect
remuneeeration
payment for services
ubiquitous
everywhere at once
disparate
dissimilar
munificent
very generous
spurious
fake,counterfeit
deference
respect
repudiate
to cast of publicly
sagacity
wisdom
extol
praise
idiosyncratic
behavior characteristic of a group of people
saccharine
overly sentimental
ingenuous
very straightforward frank
viscous
resistant to flow
insolvent
bankrupt
demagogue
leader who gains support through appeal to emotion
hedonist
person concerned with seeking pleasures
esoteric
meant only to be understood by particular group
penurious
not wasteful
pragmatic
dealing with the facts
obsequious
servile compliance
phlegmatic
unemotional
surfeit
excessive amount
discern
to recongnize
pugnacious
combative in nature
egregious
flagrant
flag
to decline in strength
ineffable
unexplainable
venerate
regard with respect
enmity
mutual hatred
abash
to make ashamed
craven
to cower in fear
pious
devout belief in god
avarice
extreme greed
piquant
pleasantly spicy
mitigate
to lessen the force
abate
reduce the amount
eclectic
made from various sources
assiduous
persistant
venerable
commanding respect due to age and wisdom
austere
strict discipline
regale
to provide great entertainment
inefficacious
ineffective
grandiose
characterized by greatness of scope or intent
onerous
burdensome
querulous
given to complaining
languid
lacking energy or vitality
arcane
understood by few
circumlocution
the use of unnecessary wordy and indirect language
lithe
readily bent
ephemeral
lasting for a markedly brief time
cajole
to urge with gentle appeals
sanctimonious
excessivy pious
sully
to mar the cleanness or luster of
dissemble
to disguise or conceal behing false appearance
transient
passing with time
tremulous
marked by trembling
apathy
lack of interest or concern
pariah
social outcast
pallid
having an abnormally pale or wan complexion
alacrity
cheerful willingness
malinger
to fake illness
fetter
to restrict the freedom
corroborate
to strengthen or support with other evidence
lucid
easily understood
byzantine
characterized by intrigue
palliate
to make less severe or intense
usurp
to seize and hold
goad
to prod
perfunctory
done routinely
cloying
to cause disgust by providing too much of something
perfidious
treacherous
disseminate
to spread abroad
mendicant
depending on alms for living; begging