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33 Cards in this Set

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tenet
a belief or principal held to be true by an individual or group
bolster
to hold up, strengthen, or reinforce; support with a rigid object
relegate
to assign to a less important or less satisfying position, place, or condition
predisposed
a natural preference or tendency
fortuitous
happening by chance, by accident, or at random; lucky
solace
comfort in sorrow or misfortune; consolation
equivocate
to be deliberately vague in order to mislead
solicitous
showing or expressing concern, care, or attention
propensity
tending toward or open to something before hand
sanction
to authorize, allow, or approve
inundated
to cover, as by flooding; overwhelm in number or amount
reticent
quiet or uncommunicative; reluctant to speak out
robust
healthy and strong; vigorous
attrition
a gradual natural decrease in number; becoming fewer in number
recourse
a source of help, security, or strength; something to turn to
ostracized
to expel or exclude from a group
tantamount
equal in effect or value; the same as
tenacious
holding firmly; persistent; stubborn
zealot
a person totally devoted to a purpose or cause
squelch
to silence or suppress; crush
despondent
downhearted; hopeless; overwhelmed with sadness
fritter
to spend or waste a little at a time
inadvertent
unintentional; accidental
impetuous
done or actin in a hurry, with little thought; impulsive
maudlin
tearfully sentimental; overly emotional
berate
to criticize or scold harshly
ubiquitous
existing or seeming to exist everywhere at the same time
estrange
to make unsympathetic or unfriendly; alienate
euphoric
overjoyed; having an intense feeling of well-being
incongruous
out of place; having parts that are not in harmony or that are inconsistent
contingency
a possible future event that must be prepared for or guarded against; possibility
detriment
something that causes damage, harm, or loss
vicarious
experienced through the imagination; not experienced directly