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79 Cards in this Set

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conciliatory
used to make peace
reticent
reserved
complacent
unconcerned
dogmatic
asserting opinions in a dictorial manner
capricious
subject to changing one's mind without much thought
pertinent
relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand
ostentatious
excessively showy in order to impress; pretentious
quiescent
quiet, still
precocious
unusually advanced
obscure
hard to perceive
soporific
causing sleepiness
prevaricate
to lie
squander
to spend or use extravagently or wastefully
virulent
actively poisonous
querulous
full of complaints
querulous
full of complaints
repose
at rest
kindle
to start a fire
insidious
slowly destructive
futile
useless
incessant
continuing without interruption; constant
enigma
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence
hackneyed
unoriginal; made commonplace
mundane
from this world
propensity
a natural inclination; a leaning
impetuous
acting impulsively
clairvoyant
being able to see things not perceived by the senses
ubiquitous
being everywhere at once
wanton
done maliciously without a motive
vindictive
revengeful
innocuous
innocent
affinity
natural liking for something
penitent
expressing sorrow for sin
terse
neatly concise
redolent
fragrant
recant
retract
rudimentary
primitive
remonstrate
object, complain
recalcitrant
resisting control
relinquish
to give up
relegate
to assign an inferior position
rapacious
greedy
resolute
firmly set in position or opinion
ramification
a development
recrimination
a countercharge against an accuser
paradigm
an example, model
lugubrious
gloomy or mounrnful (exaggerated)
obsequious
too eager to please
chicanery
the use of sly language to trick or deceive
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic
facetious
not meant to be taken seriously or literally
nihilism
belief that all existence is senseless
loquacious
excessively talkative
unctuous
attempting to charm in an unpleasantly suave way
precipitous
a dangerous situation
indolent
lazy
alacrity
cheerful readiness
ostensible
seemingly sincere
erudite
having deep and extensive learning
palpable
obvious, noticeable
acrimonious
bitter in language and tone
mitigate
to moderate
surreptitious
sneaky
disparage
to belittle
exonerate
to free from charge
rectify
to set/make right
abject
allowing no hope for improvement
fortuitous
happening by chance
truncate
to shorten
disseminate
to spread abroad
perogative
exclusive priviledge or right
arbitrary
based on opinion
unscrupulous
without qualms
compulsory
required by authority
impervious
impenetrable
analogous
similar
juggernaut
a destructive, irresistable force
bourgeois
marked by concern for material interests
pretentious
acting self-important