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53 Cards in this Set

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adroit
skillful
adulation
excessive praise, worship
austere
severe, plain, no frills
cajole
persuade or coax with flattery or small lies
conciliate
soothe, reconcile, pacify
confluence
flowing together
credulous
gullible, believing
despot
absolute ruler, autocrat
diligent
hard working
discord
disagreement (opposite of accord)
disinterested
unbiased, impartial
disseminate
to spread the seeds of something; to make widely known
efface
erase, wipe out
egregious
outstandingly bad
esoteric
understood by a select few
exonerate
excuse from blame
extol
to praise, eulogize
extrinsic
extraneous, external
facilitate
make easier, hasten
flagrant
obvious, shocking
gall
nerve
gratifying
satisfying
hector
intimidate (Hector--great warrior)
hedonistic
pleasure seeking, indulgent
idiosyncratic
personal peculiarity
imperative
essential
impetuous
marked by excessive vehemence; acting from emotion not reason
inconsequential
unimportant, irrelevant
infamous
famous for a bad reason
jeopardy
danger
languid
slow, tired, lacking energy
malleable
easy to shape or bend
maudlin
silly and overly sentimental
nefarious
evil, flagrantly wicked
officious
overly helpful when not asked for
onerous
burdensome, oppressive
plethora
excess, abundance
pragmatic
practical
prevarication
lie, equivocation
propriety
properness, correctness
resolution
determination, solution to a problem
revere
worship, honor, respect, show respect
serendipity
accidental good fortune
skeptical
doubting
slothful
lazy, indolent
sluggard
lazy person
stagnant
not moving
supercilious
haughty, arrogant, disdainful
torpid
sluggish, lethargic
turgid
swollen
vacillate
waver, between choices
vigor
energy, vitality
virtuoso
a person very skilled in a field