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175 Cards in this Set

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altruistic
generous, unselfish
ambivalent
contrary feelings or attitudes
angular
lean, sharp cornered
arrogant
overly proud
aversion
disliking
discern
differentiate between two things
disdain
dislike, treat with scorn
disparage
degrade
disparity
inequality
embellish
decorate, adorn
engender
cause, produce
innocuous
harmless
insipid
boring, stupid
lament
mourn
laud
praise
obscure
difficult to see, vague
ostentatious
showy
prodigal
wasteful
repudiate
reject, disown
reticence
reluctance in speech
revere
honor
serene
calm, placid
subtle
not obvious
superfluous
overflow
taciturn
quiet
antithesis
direct opposite
ascend
go upward
austere
strict, ascetic
autonomous
independent
banal
common, ordinary
benign
harmless
capricious
changing suddenly
dawdle
waste time
defamation
harming one's reputation
esoteric
understood only by few
exacerbate
aggravate, make worse
extol
praise
fastidious
critical, meticulous
furtive
secret, stealthy
gregarious
sociable, outgoing
hypocrite
say one thing, do another
innate
inborn
lethargic
sluggish
melancholy
depression
opaque
not transparent
prolific
producing a lot
reprove
scold
symmetry
balanced proportions
tranquil
peaceful
venerate
honor
abstruse
difficult to understand
affable
friendly
audacity
boldness
contrite
apologetic, remorsefu
credulous
gullible
depravity
moral corruption
deprecate
disapprove, belittle
didactic
instructive
dormant
inactive
enigmatic
mysterious
erudite
scholarly
exotic
foreign
fuse
mix or join
immutable
unchangeable
incorrigible
incapable of reform or improvement
loathe
hate
mitigate
make less severe
nullify
negate
pacifistic
opposed to war
pretentious
showy
prologue
introduction
recant
withdraw a statement, revoke
servile
submissive
trepidation
fear
vilify
degrade
aesthetic
a sense of beauty of art
aloof
indifferent
archaic
out of use
assuage
ease, mitigate
belie
contradict
contentious
quarrelsome
daunt
intimidate, dismay
debilitate
weaken
discord
lack of agreement
dissemination
scattering
dogmatic
strongly opinionated
duplicity
double-dealing
egocentric
selfish
euphemism
inoffensive term for one that is offensive
gluttonous
greedy for food or drink
mundane
ordinary
ominous
threatning
petulance
irrability
pompous
exaggerated show of self-importance
precocious
early in development
slothful
lazy
trivia
insignificant matters
verbose
talkative
virulent
poisonous
volatile
quickly changeable
acrimonious
bitter
ameliorate
make better
amenable
open to advice
amporphous
lacking shape
buoyant
able to float
cajole
persuade by flattery or promises
calamity
disastrous event
debase
reduce in dignity
efface
erase
elucidate
make clear
ephemeral
lasting a short time
ferocity
savagery
flourish
thrive, grow
haughty
arrogant
impervious
not capable of being influenced
inane
lacking significance
indolence
laziness
infalliable
incapable of error
inscrutable
difficult to understand
languid
slow, sluggish
malice
desire to harm others
oblique
indirect, evasive
opulence
wealth
penitent
showing or feeling regret
perfunctory
acting routinely with little interest or care
antiquated
out of use, obsolete
arable
good for plowing
ascendancy
domination, growing power
atrophy
waste away
clandestine
secret
conciliate
reconcile, pacify
cursory
hastily done
derision
mockery, ridicule
enmity
hatred
extricate
free, disentangel
forbearance
patience
frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
garrulous
talkative
impetuous
hasty, rash, impulsive
industrious
skillfully busy or occupied
infamous
famous for a bad thing, a bad reputation
insolence
insulting or contemptuous behavior
levity
frivolity, lightening the situation
oblivion
state of being forgotten
paradoxical
something that appears false but is actually true
perjury
false testimony under oath
rancor
hatred, malice
sycophant
brownnoser
vacillating
changing
vivid
bright, distinct
abhor
loathe
accolade
award
ascetic
life of self-denial and contemplation, monk
bequeath
hand down, leave in a will
charlatan
know-it-all
conflagration
large fire
dearth
lack
diffidence
shyness, reserveness
effervescent
high spirits
ethereal
heavenly
expunge
remove
guile
deceitfulness
implausible
not believable
incongruity
disagreement
insularity
narrow-mindedness
morose
sullen or gloomy
placate
pacify, reconcile
poignant
affecting or moving emotions
provincial
lacking sophistication
reiterate
repeat
spontaneous
not planned, impulsive
synthesis
combining parts into a whole
toxic
poisonous
vigilant
alert, watchful
voluble
ability to use words easily