Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/178

Click to flip

178 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
squander
spend wastefully
flag
to lose energy
expeditious
done efficiently
hubris
arrogance
rambunctious
violent
extant
in existence
punctilious
scrupulous
myopia
nearsightedness
rancor
bitter
officious
eager to help
placid
complacent
dilatory
delaying
peevish
fractious
despoil
to plunder
presumption
offensive attitude
amalgam
a mix
induct
to introduce
occlude
obstruct
ebullient
enthusiastic
quizzical
questioning
irate
enraged
modicum
small amount
phlegmatic
unemotional
penurious
stingy
flabbergasted
astounded
miffed
bad-tempered mood
jaded
worn out
humdrum
dull
recriminate
to accuse in return
exasperation
annoyance
kitsch
bad taste
munificent
generous
efficacy
effectiveness
pernicious
deadly
unstudied
natural
consternation
fear produced by danger
insinuate
to introduce subtly
demean
to humble
bombastic
ostentatious
cantankerous
quarrelsome
superfluity
overabundance
uncanny
eerie
veneer
superficial show
frill
a luxury
boisterous
loud, noisy
dispassionate
calm; impartial
dissipate
waste; scatter
deprecate
protest against
ascendancy
controlling influence
ebb
lessen
despondent
depressed
episodic
loosely connected
erudite
scholarly
apocryphal
untrue
caricature
misrepresentation
decorum
appropriateness of behavior
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking
charlatan
pretender to knowledge
clemency
lenient; mildness
delineate
depict
dogmatic
opinionated; arbitrary
contagion
infection
credulity
gullibility
eclectic
from variety of sources
elated
overjoyed
detrimental
harmful
effervescent
excited
disinterested
unprejudiced
altruistic
concerned for others
didactic
instructional
epicure
connoisseur of food and drink
discursive
digressing; rambling
depravity
corruption
banal
commonplace; trite
bequeath
hand down
bland
mild; dull
abrasive
rubbing away
assuage
satisfy; soothe
aberrant
abnormal
cajole
coax
obnoxious
offensive
prevaricate
to stray from truth
epigram
a witty saying
provincial
relating to a province; not sophisticated
verdant
naive
bereaved
sorrowful through loss
dilettante
amateurish
virile
masculine
inveigle
to win over by coaxing
stilted
artifically formal
esoteric
hard to understand
espouse
adopt; support
ethereal
heavenly
evanescent
fleeting; vanishing
exacting
extremely demanding
exhaustive
thorough; comprehensive
expedient
practical
expedite
hasten
expository
explanatory
fastidious
difficult to please
fickle
changeable; faithless
flagrant
blatant
flippant
lacking seriousness
foolhardy
rash
forsake
abandon; renounce
forthright
outspoken; frank
fortuitous
by chance
expunge
to erase
anomalous
abnormal
acerbic
harsh
insipid
dull
vitriolic
caustic
profligate
extravagant
iconoclastic
attacking conventions
trepidation
apprehension
frivolous
trivial
imperturbable
calm
sardonic
mocking
hermetic
completely sealed
redolent
suggestive; reminiscent (eg smell)
trenchant
effective, incisive
hedonistic
devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
reticent
reserved
exhibitionistic
behaving in ways intended to attract attention
pedantry
slavish attention to details
whimsy
odd; funny
bravado
pretentious display of courage
humility
humble
effrontery
boldness
premeditated
planned in advance
derogate
to belittle
conflated
joined
confer
to give
relegate
to assign something insignificant
remuneration
payment; reward
tawdry
cheap
belated
delayed
perspicacious
keen; acute
scintillating
lively; witty
squalid
dirty; neglected
sophomoric
immature; poorly informed
cloying
too sweet/sentimental
posthumous
occuring after death
fulsome
excessive
gratuitous
unearned
prescience
foresight
mendacity
untruthfulness
induction
derived from fact
bombast
pompous writing
empirical
from experience
inchoate
early stage
lugubrious
mournful
dirge
song of grief
salient
prominent
reactionary
against progess/liberalism
bungler
clumsy person
disseminated
spread out
precipitous
extremely steep
retrograde
moving backward
derisive
mocking
gibe
mocking remark
gaffe
blunder
tryst
romantic meeting
ramshackle
carelessly constructed
finesse
handle with skill
comportment
behavior
annotate
to explain with notes
vindicate
defend/provide justification
recourse
source of help
bromide
trite statement/idea
reckoning
settling of accounts
forbearance
act of patience
imbued
influenced
consort
associate
morose
depressed
vagary
unpredictable behavior
flamboyance
elaborate
eventuality
possibility