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20 Cards in this Set

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ignominy (n.)
disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
auspicious (adj.)
promising success;
favorable: an auspicious occasion.
amenable (adj.)
willing to answer, act, agree, or yield;
open to influence; submissive; an amenable servant.
apprehension (n.)
anticipation of misfortune; suspicion of future trouble
avail (v.)
to be of use or value to; profit; advantage

All our efforts availed us little in trying to effect a change.
morbid (adj.)
suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; gloomy: a morbid interest in death.
proximity (n.)
nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
repugnance (n.)
state of having strong distaste or aversion
retribution (n.)
the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury
sanctify (v.)
to make holy; to purify or free from sin
succor (n.)
help; relief; aid; assistance.
voluptuous (adj.)
characterized by indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment: a voluptuous life.
caprice (n.)
a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather.
exhort (v.)
to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.
feign (v.)
to make believe; pretend: She's only feigning, she isn't really ill.
insidious (adj.)
working in a subtle or apparently innocuous way, but nevertheless deadly: an insidious illness
transgress (v.)
to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
lurid (adj.)
gruesome; horrible; revolting
grievous (adj.)
causing grief or great sorrow
congenial (adj.)
agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: