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

1/15

Click to flip

15 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
  • 3rd side (hint)
Affirmation
n.Positive assertion;confirmation
Despite Tom's Affirmationsof innocence,Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
Aggrandizement
That which makes richer orgreater; the state results of such.
His only interest in being elected was personal aggrandizement.
Ambiguous
adj.Unclear or doubtful inmeaning.
His ambiguousinstructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.
Ambivalence
n.The state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes.
Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalenceof her feelings.
Ameliorate
v.Improve.
Many social workers have attempted to amelioratethe conditions of people living in the slums.
Antithesis
n.Contrast; direct opposite of or to.
This tyranny was the antithesis of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.
Aplomb
Self assurance; self confidence; self possession; poise.
If the speaker was nervous she didn't show it, facing the audience with aplomb.
Censure
v.Blames; criticize.
He was censuredfor his inappropriate behavior.
Clemency
n.Disposition to be lenient;mildness, as of the weather.
The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to JudgeSmith's chambers because Smith was noted for her clemencytoward first offenders.
Commensurate
Equal in measures; properly proportionate.
The salary for his position will be commensuratewith applicant's experience
Commodious
spacious; roomy.
He bought a commodioushome for his largefamily.
Compliance
n.Conformity in fulfillingrequirements.
The design for the new school had to be in compliancewith the local building code.
Conciliatory
adj.Reconciling;soothing; apologetic.
She was still angry despite his conciliatorywords
Concise
adj.Brief and compact.
When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.
Concur
To reach the same conclusion;agree occur at the same time.
The members of the jury will concurwith the foreman's opinion.