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50 Cards in this Set

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Cordial
adj friendly; welcoming;
gracious
Corporeal
adj having to do with the body or the physical world
Corroborate
verb support with evidence; tell the same story; confirm
Criteria
noun requirements or standards used to make a decision
Cryptic
adj hidden; secret; mysterious
Culpable
adj guilty; blameworthy
Cupidity
noun greed, especially for money
Cursory
adj quickly and incompletely done; superficial
Daunted
adj dismayed; disheartened;
discouraged (made less courageous)
Decadence
noun moral decay or decline
Defame
verb to say things harmful to a person's reputation; malegn; vilify
Deference
noun the act of yielding to someone else out of respect
Denounce
verb criticize; comdemn
Depleted
verb emptied; drained; used up
Deplore
verb to express regret or disapproval; complain; criticize
Deprecate
verb disapprove; belittle
Deride
verb make fun of; ridicule
Despondent
adj feeling hopeless or depressed
Despot
noun tyrant
Destitute
adj poor; lacking possessions
Desultory
adj lacking a plan; aimless
Dexterity
noun high level of skill, especially with the hands; adroitness
Diatribe
noun a bitterly critical speech
Digress
verb to move away from the main topic when writing or speaking; to go off on a tangent
Dilatory
adj causing lateness; stalling
Discerning
adj insightful; perceptive
Disclose
verb provide inormation; reveal
Discord
noun disagreement; dissonance
Discourse
noun exchange of ideas; conversation
Disdain
noun a feeling of scorn or contempt
Disparage
verb say negative things; belittle
Disparate
adj different
Disperse
verb spread around; scatter
Dissent
verb to disagree; especially with the majority, or with an authority
Dissolution
noun separation into parts; the process of dissolving
Distended
adj swollen; extended
Divergence
noun the act of splitting off into different directions
Diverse
adj different; various
Dogmatic
adj sticking to widely-accepted beliefs, even when faced with contrary evidence; closed-minded
Doleful
adj extremely sad
Eccentric
adj different from most, especially in personality or behavior
Eclectic
adj choosing from many different sources; carefully selective
Efface
verb erase
Effervescence
noun the quality of being bubbly or full of life
Efficacy
noun the ability to produce desired results
Elated
adj extremely happy; overjoyed
Eloquence
noun powerfully effective speech
Embellish
verb to make more beautiful; decorate; adorn
Emulate
verb imitate
Endemic
adj native of a particular country or among a particular
group